Post by Kasen Bennette on Feb 29, 2020 1:08:14 GMT
Full Name: Kasen Conell Bennette
Nickname/Alias: Kay, Salvia
Age/Date Of Birth: 29, born August 17 1990
Sexual Orientation: Homosexual
Height: 6' 1"
Occupation: Drug peddler, potion brewer, part time herbalist, racer.
Group: Natural Witch
Play-By: Don Benjamin
A DEEPER LOOK
❤ Space documentaries - He never gets tired of watching videos about all forms of space related phenomenon.
❤ Brewing potions and drugs - He finds it relaxing to focus his mind on creating his concoctions.
❤ Old books - He loves the way old paper feels and smells.
❤ Street racing - There's nothing he loves more than driving cars, and driving them fast, through the city. He is actually quite skilled and enjoys outrunning cops.
❤ His car. It's his treasure. His pride. It's a 2015 Lotus Exige S Coupe he bought second hand and had custom painted to a nice shade of blue. Woe be any who try to wreck it. He's also taken to hiding small warding charms and such within the car to mess with people if he's feeling suspicious of the neighborhood.
❤ Throwing knives - what's not to love about lobbing knifes at targets?
🛇 Crocs - Abominable fashion choices.
🛇 Heated religious or political debates. He finds it tiresome at how quickly conversations between stranyers seem to tend to devolve into either of the two.
🛇 Public washrooms - They're always so gross.
🛇 People trying to steal his recipes - It's just rude to try and copy the personal spins he puts on his drug and potion concoctions.
🛇 People who prey on kids in any manner - It's not cool, and he'll kick the ass of anyone he finds has done so.
🛇 People messing with his stuff - Things like looking through his phone, taking things of his, even a shirt, without his permission will land you in the bad books.
✓ Analytical thinker
✗ Represses negative memories and emotions
✗ Adrenaline junkie
A Natural Witch is born with a predisposition towards practicing magic. They do not summon power from a God or a Demon, and instead are capable of harnessing their own and nature's energy for power. They go by the law of Nature, so the goal of many Witches is to honor the design of nature and to maintain balance within the natural world. The balance of nature is intimately tied to one's spiritual relationship with the Earth, and the idea that all living things (e.g. animals, humans, plants, etc.) are considered sacred, as they are all different aspects of nature. Contemporary witches would also agree that using modern ceremonies, rituals and shamanic practices is the best way to attune themselves with the natural rhythms of the universe in their efforts to obtain guidance and knowledge from wiser known witches called "The Spirits." The relationship between Nature and Natural Witches is very important. While the majority of Witches seem to respect Nature with just as much commitment and reverence as religious factions do about their churches or mosques and they know that with every spell they do there must be a balance. If you take something, you must give something in return and vice versa.
Traditionally, Natural Witches are born with a primary Active Power, such as telekinesis, but their powers grow as they age. These powers can be used at will and do not require incantations or potions. Natural Witches are able to access their magic from an early age, but their powers can manifest from the womb and can even be tapped into by their mother. Often, their supernatural abilities are exhibited in early childhood, though it is not unusual for a person to grow into adulthood before her or his capabilities are realized. In addition to their active powers, Natural Witches can also cast spells and create potions to amplify their magic. Their supernatural powers are passed on to them through blood from their ancestors, and are bound to their emotions, thoughts, and souls. A witch's magic is a genetic component that may skip a generation, making them mortals before their magic resurfaces.
All of that being said, a Natural Witch can relinquish their powers and affinity to all forms of witchcraft using either a spell or a potion. Said powers will then either vanish or could be given to another individual. Said witch who loses her power will be rendered completely mortal, unable to cast spells or make magical potions.
Molecular Combustion - Molecular Combustion is the ability to make molecules speed up to the point that objects or beings explode. The power is channeled through hand gestures.
Invisibility - Invisibility is the ability to make oneself unable to be seen by other beings.
STORY SO FAR
Born in north Dakota to a family that had a fairly strong tie to natural magic, Kasen grew up entrenched in the life of witches. To him, he thought many kids had lessons on magical properties and access to books of knowledge. As he grew older and started to attend public schools, only then did he realize how unique his home life was. He understood that he had to keep it a secret, and so he continued to grow up living what he felt like some days to be a double life. He enjoyed his studies, and listened to his mother and grandmother's teachings with rapt attention. He longed for the day when he could perform spells as well as they did, but alas he had to grow up first.
In grade 5, he became close friends with a girl his age named Tabitha Brookes. She was timid girl, but underneath her shy shell was a girl who loved adventure as much as he did. They became quite close, and rarely one seemed to be seen without the other. But Tabitha had a secret, one that brought great pain to Kasen because he felt so useless. Tabitha was being physically and sexually abused by her father; a large, intimidating man that Kasen had only met once. He had visited Tabitha's house once during summer break between grade 5 and 6, and ended up witnessing some of the physical abuse she faced. That was the first he had learned of her secret. He was so shocked by it, but when she begged him not to tell anyone, Kasen reluctantly agreed. He tried over the years to help Tabitha anyway he could without revealing her secret to others, but the control her father had over her was too strong. Kasen hated feeling so weak and useless as he watched his close friend suffer like she did. So one day, in grade 8, he finally took matters into his own hands. His mother had refused to teach him the darker side of their magic, but he found a book on curses hidden away in the family library and spent 6 months carefully studying and preparing in secret. When he was ready, he placed a curse upon Tabitha's father. It had been stronger than he realized, and in short order the sick bastard succumbed to the curse, developing stage 4 lung cancer that killed him with a few weeks. Kasen was shook by what he had done, not quite expecting his hatred to culminate in an actual death of a person. But he still felt a cold pleasure at having gotten rid of the man. Now, he felt Tabitha could be safe. Once the man had died, everything he had done to his daughter came to light and she was sent to live with her grandparents. Life unfortunately didn't improve that much for Tabitha, but she remained friends with Kasen, unaware of Kasen's involvement with the death of her father.
As he reached his teenage years, Kasen met other members of his family, including the rather eccentric side. It was at this time he also got his driver's license, then began to spend more and more time mixing with the wrong crowd as he followed his troubled friend Tabitha. He was introduced into the drug scene and street racing, and found he absolutely had a calling in racing. His quick reflexes and ability to memorize the city layout made him a skillful driver who was able to elude many opponents. His parents didn't approve of his lifestyle, but then again, they didn't actually know more than half of what he was out doing. Kasen continued to keep at his witch studies, finding he had an innately strong gift for it, especially in the potion brewing department. One day he had an epiphany, in the department of selling drugs. Intrigued by the concept, Kasen began studying up on street drugs, and soon found a way to start making his own to sell. He had been already helping his mother with brewing potions for clients, and had been tucking away the share of the proceeds that he received on every commission they received. When he was ready, he moved out onto his own and then began his venture into drug making and dealing. It was around this time when the young witch's active abilities began to manifest. His invisibility developed faster and he was able to get a quicker grip on it, using that ability to run away when he got into tight situations or deals turned sour. Sometimes if he is experiencing a moment of great terror or stress though, he will go invisible inadvertently. His molecular combustion is an ability that he is still working on mastering, and one that he feels he needs to be very careful with as sometimes his anger triggers it, and if he makes the right hand gesture carelessly while angered he can cause things to combust without truly intending for it to occur.
Kasen's careful studies and attention to detail, along with his patience, created a rather well to do business that supported the young witch. He made a name for himself in the city's underground, going by "Salvia" and selling his wares to many small time gangs and people from all walks of life. He continued to keep a close on Tabitha, trying find ways to help her that didn't rely on magic. He was distressed at how deeply embedded her trauma from her father was, but also saddened that she didn't seem to want any help. She was content to lose herself in the haze of drugs, and gradually their friendship began to splinter. Kasen refused to give her any of his drugs, not wanting to help contribute to her problems. One day, he found her dead from a dose of fentanyl that had been contaminated from improper production. This sparked him into hunting down the man who had sold her the contaminated drugs, and then the one who made it. Once he found them, Kasen cursed them in a manner similar to how he had dealt with Tabitha's father so long ago. He would forever blame himself for her death, and regret his choice to not use his magic to help her. This was a burden he chose to bear in secret, as everything that he had witnessed with Tabitha remained a secret from his family, and he is scared of what they would think of him should it ever come to light, including the fact that he had cursed so many. He would carry this guilt deep within, repressing it to keep it from affecting his work.
He spent the next few years continuing to expand his business, growing the potion brewing side of it to encompass a larger clientele. He became well known in the underground for his sweet drugs and exceptional racing ability, but he made enemies and many tried to take him down. He always seemed to outwit them, though they didn't know he was using spells and charms to keep himself safe. Eventually he moved to Crawford City to pursue new avenues and adventures, and has since been slowly working on introducing his business to the underground scene.
Kasen is an often times calm individual, keeping a clear head in situations that call for it. He never seems to be one to panic, though when he does, he keeps it internal and doesn't show it to others. He is of the mind that when everyone is freaking out, there has to be at least one calm person to handle everything else, and that usually falls to him. You can only see him panicking when he is under extreme stress for far too long and he finally cracks, and at that point it may be a full blown panic attack that leaves him rattled after calming down. He doesn't like people seeing his weaknesses, so he tends to hold his problems in for too long, until the dam bursts. When that happens, Kasen does his best to do it only when he is alone. He feels utter shame when someone witnesses him having a break down, and he will refuse to speak of it afterwards. You have to be close to him for him to open up and talk about it.
Kasen is a very patient man, able to watch and wait out many things. He can work on potions that require a long gestation time, or even just slowly whittle away at someone to get through whatever wall they have thrown up around themselves, all with the patience of an ambush predator. There is little he can't tolerate when he sets his mind to it. He can be seen as being fairly stubborn because of this trait, as once he has set his heart on completing a goal, he will steadily work at it until he has accomplished his task. Kasen is intelligent, and studious. He always ensures to do proper research into any new potion or drug he plans to make, and likes to have back up prepared in case things need to be quickly extinguished. Though whether he decides to share information on his concoctions, back ups or antidotes, will depend on how much you're willing to pay. He likes money, and while he's not necessarily greedy, he does feel that things have a price and if you are willing to pay the price, then you deserve what you get. Depending on what you're asking from him, he may not ask for money but other things as well, and Kasen will always ask for what he feels his services are worth.
He's not shy about when he likes something, and will let others know without hesitation or subtlety that he does. It can throw people off at first, and make him seem like he's coming on too strong if they aren't ready. Kasen doesn't dwell on this fact or make a huge show about it; he says his piece then continues on and leave others to do as they will with it. He respects personal boundaries though, and if someone asks him to leave them alone or give them space, then he will do so. While he seems calm and patient for the most part, Kasen's blood starts pumping when he faces the prospect of a race. He gets such a wild high from the adrenaline burst that fast, dangerous driving gives him. He loves it. And can't help but show off a little when he has someone to do so for. Kasen is also not opposed to doing drugs, albeit in moderation. He doesn't go crazy with them, and refuses to do the real hardcore stuff.
Where his friends and family are concerned, Kasen is a very loving individual. No matter how...eccentric...some family may be. He will become deeply protective of loved ones, and should anyone harm them they will incite a deep burning revenge from Kasen. However, due to his other traits, he will plot out a long, patient revenge in order to utterly destroy someone. He tends to also be protective of kids due to events from his past, and he'll find himself keeping an eye on any that he comes across. He can get along surprisingly well with them, and admittedly wouldn't mind having one or two of his own someday.
How Did You Find Us?: Invite from Hellhound
Experience: 11+ years
I (Kasen) have read the site rules and understand them. The code word for the rules is: (Elektro)