Character name: Rico Fernandez
When they first appeared: late 830 AD
Race:Vampire, Blood Knight
Affiliated group if any: Sangre Rosa (his Vampire Family of the Night), Jusas' Thorn (the branch of the family that kills supernatural threats to their power)
Backstory: Once a stable boy of 25, he was turned by a vampire lord when he was hired to kill rival of a human noble. He was one of the few humans to show he had spirt, and so was slowly turned into a vampire to preserve that spirit. Given the proper education for the part, he became a highly skilled warrior, fighting for the Sangre Rosa's ambitions as they secretly rulled spain, and made full use of the Spanish Inquisition for like all vampires, can feed on the radiant energies released by certain emotions (in their case, Fear and rage seem to be prominent).
Every few decades he will go off on his own to explore or join a mercenary force to keep up to date.
He joined the American Branch where he has been dealing with threats to the Family in that hemisphere for nearly 200 years. A highly skilled soldier and warrior, he always gets the job done.
Description: 5 ft 10 inches, a welll fit 180 pounds, tan skin, black hair with bits of grey. Usualy in casual t shirt and black denim, but will often pull out the Italian suit for when he wants to be spiffy.
Personality: Calm, collected, usualy prefering quiet moments with a book. Very serious most of the time. The only times you will see him act anything but is when he has full controle of a situation and will then toy with his prey, the occational video game, or he had a bad day and needs to unwind by marithoning the entire collection of Clasic Universal Movie Monsters.
Special abilities: 3 times humans Strength at his weight class. 4 times endurance. Rottweiler bite force. Retractable canines and claws. Excelerated healing. Can regrow a severed limb in a day's time. well versed in all manner of weapons and learning new ones and even crafting his own. Can climb like a gecko but with the speed of a cat going up a tree. Can form whip up to 15 feet. Can use up his energy stores to increase the potency of any of these.
Can eat and drink normal stuff, but only if his power reserves are full. He used to beable to go to any warzone and be satisfied for months on end, sometimes even years. Now has to bing it as whatever horror movie, haunted house, or holloween displays at a theme park to keep from killing someone every few months. He can also drink blood which gives him both energy and the nutriance at the same time.
He can go in the day light, but he can obsorbe solar energy and even electricity through the skin, and maycatch flames if he obsorbs too much. Makes fighting a proper vampire all the more fun as they will have no fear of running out of juice. About a dogs sense of smell, nigh vision, some mind reading and controle on the untrained mind, a bats hearing. Can transform into a Raven or a mutt if needs be for travel, although can sustaind a brass medalist's level of speed for a short time.
Slight avertion to silver, significan't damage to heart or head can kill him, and he only barly survived being beheaded once, and it took him 5 months to recover from the experiance (if they had waited a 5 seconds longer he would have been dead). Gets irritated real fast by glory hounds and fools
Affiliation with other characters:
Joannah Smith: His apprentice. A victem of a pair of thugs he was hunting, he tried to feed on the fataly wounded young woman when the police arived. Fleeing with her, he was surprised she was taking to the vampire life rather easily. She has since become his apprenitce.
Karlyal Green: Rico's go to tech guy and hacker. He is a very lonly Otaku.
Natasha Ravenwood: Despite only being 200 years old, this born vampire surpases all expectations. Like all vampires, she is vein and arrogant but she at least knows how to temper it. She is incharge of the North Eastern North American Branch of the family and will not tolerate incompetence, treachery, or failure.
Zackary Trueborn: A noble turned around the same time Rico was, he is also very irritated that the commoner surpasses him in nearly every way, and seeks to remedy this. Rico, for his part, hates working with the glory hound as glory hounds usually screw up a mission.
Bill Hook: A Gargoyal living with his small tribe in Saint John's Cathedral, he protects his territory very meticulously. He has a tenuous truce with Rico to help him with this.
The Taylor: He does all the repairs and tayloring for all the things that go bump in the night. Rico goes to him largly because he is a big gossep and his sources are usualy true.e
Sin: A being that runs the "Dark Pleasure District," Sin makes sure that the cliants wanting its particular brand of pleasures are very satisfied. No one knows if Sin is male, female, or even a single being.
Bishop: Once a young prist, he was seduced and fed upon by a vampire durring the French Revelution, and it took him 50 years to controle his hungers for the flesh. Currently the go to man for the rival clan for getting soldiers to fight for their cause, namely gange bangers and mercinaries. He has crossed paths many times with Rico, and many times has found a way to escape.
The Bear: A large Russian werebear, he is a body guard and hitman for one of the Russian Mob Families.
Trueheart: The unseen head of Trueheart industries, he has been pulling the strings of the Underworld in the United States long before the original 13 American colonies. He often pits gangs against each other to see who will survive, and take those lucky few into his fold. No one knows who he truly is, and Rico can only suspect, be has run into him many times, and each one nearly killing him.