Thistle Family

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The Thistle family - many are civil servants or officials, including Police Chief Nancy Thistle (early 50s). While there are no recognized family heads like there were in Prosperity, this being 1994, Nancy is the oldest of the Thistles currently in Havasu. She has two younger siblings that also reside in town: Raymond Thistle (40s) who owns and operates the Lake Havasu Funeral Home, and another sibling that can be a PC in a teacher, clergy or city official role (age/gender negotiable).

Character Options: At present, Ray and Vanessa are full up on kids with triplets. A Senior child of Ray and Cassie is still possible, as are adult children of theirs. Nancy and Hank still have openings for grandkids (you make the parents), and Ian has an open slot for a Senior kid.

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Nancy Thistle (Central Casting)

Role: Chief of Police
Age: Early 50s
Played by: Central Casting

Highly respected in town and seen as a tough, no-nonsense cop. She's fair, though, and is known for giving second chances. No one knows for sure what went wrong in her marriage. Some say both she and Hank are workaholics and it just didn't work. Family members suspect she's gay and just from a generation where being out is not something you do. She's always been a good mom, even when working long hours, and puts family first. She's on cordial terms with Hank.

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Hank Grabel (Central Casting)

Role: Nancy's ex-husband, Attorney
Age: 50s
Played by: Central Casting

Hank's not a bad guy for a lawyer. He's friendly, funny, and good at his job. He's awkward as a father, but he tries. Still on decent terms with Nancy.

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Ray Thistle (Central Casting)

Role: Funeral Home Director
Age: Late 40s
Played by: Central Casting

The middle Thistle, he took over the family business when Nancy showed less than zero interest growing up. He's a very empathetic and supportive sort, great at comforting families in pain, and truly enjoys what he does. He married Cassie, his high school sweetheart, and realized a few years in that it was a mistake. She was far more ambitious and materialistic, going from the hair and makeup artist for the funeral home to trying to be the manager with big plans for price increases and expansion. He stuck it out for as long as he could, starting an affair with his restoration artist/embalmer, Vanessa, and it ended up wrecking his marriage. He paid Cassie off to leave the business with him. The stress of the divorce caused a rift between he and Vanessa for a time, but they got back together and soon married. He's a good, compassionate dad and husband.

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Dr. Vanessa St. Claire-Thistle (Central Casting)

Role: Coroner/Medical Examiner, Ray's current wife
Age: 40s
Played by: Central Casting

She started out as a restoration artist in the family business, got her medical degree, and now does coroner/medical examiner duties on the side. She and Ray developed a romance during his strained first marriage, but the shared guilt they felt over that divorce split them up for a time. When she learned she was pregnant they decided to try again, and it's been successful. She's a great mother and quite accepting of her kids' strange and unusual ways - they grew up in a funeral home, after all. Nancy likes her much more than she liked Ray's first wife.

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Cassie Thistle (Central Casting)

Role: Ray's ex-wife, beauty salon owner
Age: 40s
Played by: Central Casting

Ray's first wife and high school sweetheart. They married too young and grew in different directions, with Cassie seeing the family business as just that, a business. She never agreed with Ray's sentimental ways and they drifted. His affair with Vanessa was the catalyst for divorce. She nearly bankrupted him when he insisted on buying her out rather than selling or sharing the family business, and she opened a high-end salon with the settlement. She's a decent mother, if a bit aggressive and materialistic, focused on popularity and image most of all.

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Ian Thistle (Archetype)

Role: Alicia Thistle's Husband/History Teacher
Age: 40
Played by: The Pedagogue

Ian is the youngest brother of Nancy and Raymond, is married to Alicia Thistle and child TBD Thistle. He is a history teacher at the highschool and Alicia is a drama teacher. Their son is a senior.

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Noah Webster Thistle (Archetype)

Role: Nancy and Hank's Son
Age: 29
Played by: The Caretaker

Noah Webster Thistle was always the kid his friends turned to when they were in trouble and needed help. He never got in a lot of trouble himself, but helped cover up more than his fair share of broken windows, bad grades, and nights spent away from home.

In third grade somebody found out his middle name was Webster. He got the nickname 'Webby' among his peers and a few people still use it, much to his annoyance.

He went off to college out of town after high school, and while he's been back for frequent visits he's just now come back to Lake Havasu permanently as the junior doctor at the hospital.

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James Thistle (Archetype)

Role: Ray and Cassie's Son
Age: 18
Played by: The Melancholic

The troubled misanthropic son of Raymond Thistle and his ex-wife Cassie, James was initially one of a pair of twins; his brother died very young. James has always been quiet and tended to keep to himself, preferring the company of books to that of people, and is prone to talking to himself when he doesn't know others are watching.

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Silver Thistle (Archetype)

Role: Ray & Vanessa's Daughter
Age: 18
Played by: Gina Torres

Firstborn of Vanessa and Ray's triplets, she was always the most physical and curious. Despite the fact she gets hurt easy. Beyond the family she is very reserved and shy, though she does put her all into her studies and her hobbies. Of which there are a few, photography being a big one. It's how she actually got 'friends' outside the family. Lucas and Landon. She has a pet snake and a pet tarantula. The Mexican Pink Toe's name is Fang. The corn snake's name are Bolo and Noodle. Don't tell mom, but she actually has 2 corn snakes and makes extra money breeding them...

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Spear Thistle (Archetype)

Role: Ray and Vanessa's son
Age: 18

The middle of the Thistle triplets, Spear is the goofy cheerful one who can't seem to focus on anything. Defends his family like an angry chihuahua - except for Hector, who he seems to dislike.

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Star Thistle (Archetype)

Role: Ray and Vanessa's daughter
Age: 18
Played by: The Creepshow/Amandla Stenberg

Youngest of the triplets. Drives a bubblegum pink Hearse.

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Hector de la Huerta (Unknown)

Role: Ray Thistle's illegitimate child
Age: 18
Played by: Martyr3/Oscar Issac

During the complicated time of the collapse of ray Thistle's first marriage, he had a relationship with Luz de la Huerta, a first generation Portuguese American Immigration lawyer. Hector de la Huerta is the result. His mother having died of cancer before Christmas, hector was packed off to live with his only surviving relative: His real father.

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Alicia Thistle (Unknown)

Role: Ian Thistle's Wife/Drama Teacher
Age: 38
Played by: The Survivor

The wife of Ian Thistle. Also a High School Drama Teacher. More info to be filled in.

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Logs

Vampire Captives II - The Quickening
(2019-10-08 • Prison Cellar) Ashley and Spear continue to be held prisoner by the Painkillers.
Cast  •   Ashley Freeland  •  Spear Thistle  •
Monsters We Are
(2019-09-26 • Topock) Sean and Star go to Topock to find Nora and talk to her. Sean panics. Star pushes him to say what he needs to say.
Cast  •   Star Thistle  •  Sean Winters  •
Elsewhere
(2019-09-21 • Phoenix) Senior Skip Day is declared, in the form of a trip to Phoenix for food and fabric.
Cast  •   Ashley Freeland  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Felicity Bloomquist  •  Cash Freeland  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Hector de la Huerta  •
2nd Moon Gathering
(2019-09-18 • Lake Havasu - Marchant House) A lot of the senior students gather at the Marchant house this time under the guise of another party to hide from the Painkillers. They're left alone by the vampires.
Cast  •   Lana Reed  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Amy Lester  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Spear Thistle  •  Felicity Bloomquist  •  Cash Freeland  •  Landon Marchant  •  Lucas Marchant  •  Esme Reed  •  Sky Bloomquist  •  Zane Bloomquist  •
An Interlude at Ben's
(2019-09-15 • Lake Havasu - Big Ben's) A brief break at Ben's for beverages and some idle conversation before the Full Moon sets in.
Cast  •   Felicity Bloomquist  •  Morrison Lester  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Cash Freeland  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •
There Will Be More Before It Is Over
(2019-08-26 • Morrison's Apartment) Hector comes by to give Morrison an update after the frantic call that resulted in Morrison putting he and Cash up in a room so that they could hide out.
Cast  •   Hector de la Huerta  •  Morrison Lester  •
Lester Chauffer Service
(2019-08-30 • Outside the High School) Morrison is waiting for Lucas and Landon to get out of school so he can take them home. Other students arrive, and Morrison's had about enough of being the topic of conversation.
Cast  •   Cash Freeland  •  Lucas Marchant  •  Landon Marchant  •  Georgina "George" Lester  •  Morrison Lester  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Spear Thistle  •  Marianne Igesund  •
Secrets Shows and Silver Screens
(2019-08-11 • Thistle Living Room) Silver drags Sean inside and drags some truth out of him before they talk about the show, and watch a movie.
Cast  •   Sean Winters  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •  Hector de la Huerta  •
Vampire Blues
(2019-09-03 • Reed House) There is a sleepover at the Reed's on the full moon, in order to protect those who have drunk from the pull of the...adversary. The vampires seem to have left, but that doesn't mean the teens are home free.
Cast  •   Spear Thistle  •  Ashley Freeland  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Amy Lester  •  Arthur Bloomquist  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Star Thistle  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •  Cash Freeland  •  Esme Reed  •
Survival
(2019-09-02 • The Workshop) The Reed house is open to volunteers and those affected-by-drink. They enact teenage protection against monstrous intruders as a group during the Full Moon. No one but Silvio gets invited in.
Cast  •   Arthur Bloomquist  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  James Thistle  •  Georgina "George" Lester  •  Marianne Igesund  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Star Thistle  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •  Lana Reed  •  Cash Freeland  •  Esme Reed  •  Silvio Bloomquist  •  Amy Lester  •  Ashley Freeland  •  Francine 'Queen Fran' Sunderland - Painkiller  •
Caught in a Web
(2019-08-31 • Lake Havasu - London Arms) Several of the students meet with Mister Chen at London Arms, and plans to keep their friends and loved ones safe over the next few days begin to form.
Cast  •   David Chen  •  Zane Bloomquist  •  Esme Reed  •  Cash Freeland  •  Desdemona Marchant  •  Landon Marchant  •  Star Thistle  •  Lana Reed  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Ashley Freeland  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Marianne Igesund  •
It Ain't Hard to Tell
(2019-08-17 • Lake Havasu - High School) Detective Sky tracks down his favourite cigarette thief, and takes the opportunity to meddle in the culprit's love life when Silver happens along. (1994-03-25)
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Sky Bloomquist  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •
Brawl at Havasu Harry's
(2019-08-15 • Dive Bar) Because Lesters can be counted on to get into fights.
Cast  •   Hector de la Huerta  •  Morrison Lester  •  Amy Lester  •  Sebastian Lester  •
Exposé
(2019-08-15 • The Beach near a Factory) Lana enlists her best friend James as lookout while she sleuths around the McCulloch dyecasting factory. He makes a personal sacrifice to ensure that she doesn't get caught.
Cast  •   Lana Reed  •  James Thistle  •
Grand Theft Catamaran
(2019-08-09 • Middle of the Lake) Morning after the blood wine on the beach three of the 4 of the nosy Knightlife knews...news team. Also... where ARE we? Asking for a friend.
Cast  •   Lucas Marchant  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •  Landon Marchant  •
Heavenly Creatures
(2019-08-14 • The Marchant Residence) After meeting up at the park, Zane and Mona head back to the pool to discuss costumes and chaos. Spear joins in, looking for Jade, and joins in the chatter about upcoming parties and events while dropping off a present for the male member of the trio of terror. (Immediately after Earthly Creatures.)
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Spear Thistle  •  Desdemona Marchant  •
Prom Plots
(2019-08-13 • Big Ben) Spear has some ideas for Prom that Ashley needs to hear.
Cast  •   Ashley Freeland  •  Spear Thistle  •
Wish You Were Here
(2019-08-11 • Cemetary) Hector, Sean, Cash, and Silver meet over music and talk amoung the stones.
Cast  •   Sean Winters  •  Hector de la Huerta  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •  Cash Freeland  •
Cold Beverage
(2019-08-08 • The Bloomquist House) Silver comes over to tutor Zane in Chem and History, but he mostly learns about drinks and fruit. (1994-03-09)
Cast  •   Zane Bloomquist  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •
Encounter at Rotary Park
(2019-08-08 • Lake Havasu - Rotary Park) Hector runs into Morrison at Rotary Park. Amy, Cash, and Jade show up, and there's a confrontation. Morrison leaves, and those remaining talk. Silver and Sean happen upon Amy and Jade after everything is over.
Cast  •   Hector de la Huerta  •  Amy Lester  •  Morrison Lester  •  Cash Freeland  •  Devereux Jaden Marchant  •  Silver Luna Thistle  •  Sean Winters  •
The First Ray Of Sunshine
(2019-08-01 • Thistle Morgue) In the fall of 1992, Cash Freeland and Spear Thistle agree to a first date.
Cast  •   Cash Freeland  •  Spear Thistle  •