The Caregiver

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Current Name
Eden

Current Occupation
Companion Patron

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For the Director Only!

 


Overview

There are a number of professions that involve care. The people that conduct those jobs are often of a certain mettle and merit, to be sure. However, when that care is given freely, due to the sheer good will and caring nature of another, it transcends a boundary that defines a caregiver from a caretaker. Semantics, perhaps, but after all, human beings are as much product of nurture as they are nature.

Some people can't help it. Caring for others is their very root and stone. And sometimes, it brings as much detriment as delight.


You nurture, protect and guide those who need it most, and nothing makes you happier than being needed. You're always ready with a shoulder to cry on, some bandages and a few encouraging words.


Current Role

Some people start life with fortune on their side. Eden was found as a babe by a Sanctuary raid and salvage party on the grounds of a razed outlier enclave. Barely counting as men themselves, Vishys and Sebas found the girl stashed while looking for scrap, her scavenger parents dead nearby. Only two years old, she was darling to look at with big blue eyes and curling dark hair, born with purity and health.

Vishys still tells the story about the prettiest piece of scrap he's ever found. There was no question about where Eden would be raised, how she would be raised, and who she would be.

From an early age, the girl was smart as a whip with a natural disposition for learning, empathy, and social graces. Her beauty blossomed and she thrived in the gilded cage, displaying versatile talents while progressing through training. When Eden was officially placed as a Companion, she instantly became favored by those most impacted by social and personal limitations or hardships. Over time, many of her visitors became regulars.

Talents aside, the woman is a stringent advocate of the designed system she was raised in, and she genuinely believes herself to be blessed. Two years ago, Eden was elevated to Patron and it came as little surprise to her peers-- most could tell she was being groomed for teaching and diplomat work given her very nature and bearing.

Eden was made to be Fortunate.

Previous Roles

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Eilis McTavish (Prosperity's Price)

Eilis (pronounced as Elise) McTavish is the somewhat wayward daughter of Robert McTavish that has a heart with no bounds. Naturally, this causes problems, as it makes her somewhat easy to take advantage of, despite her quick wits. She grew up in Prosperity, but when she was sixteen, her promised and betrothed died in a flash flood trying to rescue cattle. After that day, Eilis found ways to occupy herself with charity and the social company of others instead of mourning, and eventually at a far too tender age, she set off to follow the other joy in her heart— stage acting and vaudeville. Her natural empathy and magnetism served her well as an actress, initially, and though never a name to know, there was a run of free-spirited success and city excitement to compensate. She spent roughly four years in New York City in a variety of features, but eventually, the tit for tat nature of stage casting and struggling artist poverty started to eat at her. She very recently returned to her hometown, vowing to head West next time around, to the promise and innovation of silent film. That said, she doesn’t seem in a particular hurry to leave, despite her plans. It is the Reaping Season, after all, and this time of year, people need a balm to their souls. She’s good at that.

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Laine Gallagher (Slasher)

Everyone has always liked Laine, even as a child she was full of charm and easy to get along with. She did well in school but came from a broken home, raised by a single mother in an era where that was a social stigma as well as financially rough. She earned her way into college through good grades and hard work, but her family could hardly afford it.

That's when Stella was born. The real-deal stripper with a heart of gold, Laine was determined to pay her own way through school so her mother wouldn't need to worry. Balancing school as a nursing major, a leadership role in Zeta Eta Pi sorority and a double-life as a stripper hasn't been easy, but she's pulling it off. She's making her way through life on her own terms. Now if she could just get past her absent father 'Daddy' issues...

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Áine (Carnival)

Coming to America

Adaptation. It’s a large part of life. When you have immortal life, it becomes imperative.

Áine began as a goddess, the domain of fertility and love and femininity, summertime and Celtic sovereignty, the sun and the moon and so much more. Her name stood with symbolism over thriving motherland, a very piece of Ireland to for the stalwart Irish to carry. She was the radiant pride and joy of an ancient land full of wild mysticism, green barrows, and the people that lived, fought, and died there.

Blossoming with magic, eventually the tales turned— she became Áine of Knockaine, Queen of the Faeries, the most powerful muse and creator of the Leanan Sidhe. Literature wrapped her up to be known as other names and concepts too. She is known as The Lady of the Lake, Titania, or Queen Mab, the Faerie Queene inspiration for poetry and art. But no matter what she was called, she persisted as a rooted force of belief while the land turned to settled sprawl.

She and her people were responsible for two of the major superstitions among the Irish, and as such, the belief carried to the shores of America with the waves of immigrants seeking new land. But new land didn’t mean the old beliefs died, which gave her footing and method to root herself in this fresh soil. Still, the people told tales of changelings, children stolen and replaced, stories of great men fated to die in a matter of years once they’ve fallen for the lure of a faery lover and muse.

And all of that is precisely true, if modified to suit these shores and the hardship passage of modern time. The problem is… it’s just not enough. She was the sun and the moon once. Now, like so many others of old, she’s just a fading star.


Eve the Ringmistress

Áine felt the fading during the years of the Great War. The Irish weren't coming in the same waves the prior century had known. The beliefs were tempered by the rise of science and technology. She found herself in a way to bounce back during the Roaring Twenties, drunk on the rising writers, artists, and stars of the movie industry, all of them in need of a muse. Rudolph Valentino was the last star she put in the sky. Then the Crash came. And so did Veles. She was one of his first, made of magic and inspiration for the wonder of the Big Top.

Known as Eve, she started as a main draw act, an illusionist with unearthly beauty and feats the rubes had never seen the likes of, leaving them starstruck. Taken under Veles' wing, she was groomed to extend that magic while directing the show as Ringmistress, priming the audience for wonder and awe to help sustain the growing ensemble of performers under their banner. Sometimes, she puts out more magic than performances can compensate, all to ensure the rest of the Big Top gets their due. But there's always children willing to see the tent after the show...

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Elizabeth Ryan (Project Icarus)

Dr. Elizabeth Ryan is a renowned xenobiologist and researcher with a decorated list of public and professional achievements. Notably ambitious with multiple media and project appearances, she’s not just one of the leading xenobiological researchers in the field when it comes to extraterrestrial lifeforms. The woman is a known advocate of understanding what hard science cannot tell humanity about alien life and has participated in organizing, attending, and funding independent missions that observe the natural habitats and the social bonding patterns of new alien life. She often travels extensively to interview people exposed to alien forms and even has a book that was released with transcribes of those interviews with sections for histories, facts, and theories. The first sentence in the foreword summarizes the very premise of her encompassed work and devotion: “Space pioneering has expanded our horizons to vast levels where anything is possible—because of that, humanity needs a deeper understanding of what it means to be part of a shared universe.”

On a personal level, she’s quite young for a professional of such renown and stature. Elizabeth had every financial advantage and thrived on ambition as a child prodigy. The woman accelerated through the paths that led her to where she is today and the field is a bit better off for it. Her face was made for cameras and fundraisers, and her easy, calm and earnest demeanor tends to open people up for sharing and receptivity alike. When a contact at Penumbra called to make the offer to board her as a researcher and consult for Project Icarus, she was thrilled. It has been her life’s work to not only document and study what’s known— she preaches the endless possibilities of the unknown.

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Esme Reed (Bonds of Blood)

Esme Reed is part of the Freeland family, the daughter of Becca and Morgan Reed. She's a senior in high school with her twin sister Lana, and she works part time at the cafe her family owns, which makes her a bit of a social fixture outside of school activities and friends. She remembers what every regular orders and takes personable timeouts to talk to the customers because Esme is just like that. People tend to like her and her upbringing between two easygoing (hippie) parents facilitates an innate empathy that people tend to be receptive to. She uses that trait in peer counseling and in her school newspaper advice column, Ask Esme.

All nice things said, she's still a naive teenager, and though she's very much a reflection of her parents' easygoing, free-spirit attitudes, she has certain personality streaks that are very notably Freeland. If she decides she wants or needs to do something, she just does it and thinks about the effects or consequences after the fact more often than not. Sometimes this means her good (occasionally stubborn) intentions pave the way straight into annoyance, headache or worse. Also, for coming from two hippie-esque parents, she's very materialistic/vain on the sly and has a penchant for pretty boys, pretty words, and pretty expensive things.

Previous Incarnations

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The Caregiver (1)

You nurture, protect and guide those who need it most, and nothing makes you happier than being needed. You're always ready with a shoulder to cry on, some bandages and a few encouraging words.

Roles

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Claire Mills (Alien Mutation)

You were a medic well before you became a Marshal. You started working in refineries, then received training to be a refinery EMT, because injuries and accidents happen a lot in refineries. When an opening at the Bureau came up for a medic, you went for it. You've been a medical officer for almost two years now, and you're still a better medic than a cop. You have too much empathy, you sympathize with many of the hard-luck cases you help patch up after a run-in with the Marshals, and you let things slide. You take pity on them. You've been 'talked to' by Kinneson from Internal Affairs twice, but they really can't let you go because they have no other medical officers willing to do refinery season. You're trying to toughen up and do better, but you're just not sure you're cut out for this.