From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|Real Name:||Khai Sheppard|
|Nationality:||Rogue Isles (Native)|
|Place of Birth:||Port Oakes, Rogue Isles|
|Base of Operations:||Port Oakes, Cap Au Diable|
Quotes & Rumors
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- ShadowPard was recently publicly targeted by the Praetorian Wu Yin and Tub Ci, placing a bounty on his head. Khai made a public spectacle of the beatdowns he gave the Carnival of Shadows and the Marcone Family when they attempted to collect on the bounty, before he went after Yin and Tub Ci directly, giving Tub Ci his own beatdown and making Wu Yin flee. The bounty has not been rescinded, but no one else has shown inclination to try again.
- ShadowPard is a well-known professional thief in the Etoile Isles. He mostly keeps his activities confined to his homeland, but for the right price he will steal just about anything, anywhere. He has even traveled to other dimensions for some commissions.
- Khai refers to the cat demon as “mon chat” (my cat) and it has to feed on life force to sustain itself. He tries to keep it sated by letting it feed on rivals and opposing forces, and has allowed it to rampage through a few Arachnos bases, Family operations, or Council/Fifth Column bases. He rarely lets it feed to the point of killing, but will let it do so if he feels the target deserves it.
Appearance and First Impressions
Khai Sheppard, aka ShadowPard, is a tall, athletic man, and if anyone were to ask, he would tell them that his hair was once a lovely shade of auburn, and his eyes blue. But now he has hair black as midnight, and his eyes are amber colored. Darkness swirls and twists under his skin, appearing almost like tattoos that cover his arms, chest. He often wears no shirt or sleeveless shirts or vests so the “tattoos” are usually easily visible. And yes, it is all over, although for some reason it only shows on half of his face. When he is using his magic, the darkness will seep out of his skin, sending wisps and twists of shadow that are centered around his hands and eyes.
If he shapeshifts to his hybrid werecat form, he gains approximately a foot in height, and easily 100 lbs of weight. The hybrid form has nearly black fur, with faintly darker leopard spots, and he grows sabertooth-like fangs, making him unable to speak intelligibly.
Khai can also change into a black panther shape that is obviously supernatural, with glowing yellow eyes.
Personality and Personal Details
Khai is somewhat reserved, although will readily engage in conversation. He is generally friendly and pleasant to anyone who speaks to him, unless you have done something to anger him. As he grows angry, the ‘tattoos’ will begin to writhe and twist more animatedly. Typically, he remains in control, but if he grows too angry it is possible that he could lose control of the cat and it will take over, automatically changing into the Hybrid shape.
Natively born of the Etoile Isles, Khai is of mixed heritage: his mother of the original Etoilean/French descent, and his father was an immigrant american who worked for Arachnos. He is bilingual, speaking French and English fluently, and does have a tendency to mix both when talking. When he speaks there is just a touch of an accent, but more noticeable is a strange, supernatural quality to his voice. Some describe it as an echo, others say it is more like a rough undercurrent that slightly distorts the sound of his voice. What is apparent is that no two people seem to hear it the same way.
When engaged in a job, or publicly appearing, he will usually appear in his Hybrid form, and so many people do not recognize him as ShadowPard in his human shape. When meeting with potential clients he will, of course, be in human shape to negotiate.
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