From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|Player: @Talen Lee|
|Real Name:||A WELL KEPT FUCKIN' SECRET|
|Place of Birth:||Croatoa|
|Base of Operations:||Kings Row|
|Known Relatives:||Father, emotionally dead|
|Empathy, channel of negative energy powers|
|Skilled boxer, amateur mentalist|
|No additional information available.|
- Of course, I didn't finish high school so who fucking cares what I have to say?
- - Carceri, Formspring
Carceri is a bitter, foulmouthed late-teen dropout with a history of failed short-term jobs underneath his belt. Oversexed and aggressive, he seems to exist in either a state of sullen irritation, where he holds his tongue and exudes a bitterness evident in his manner, only occasionally sniping or trying to offer objections without just yelling at people. The rest of the time, he yells, he's outspoken, and he's almost unable to make a point without being derogatory.
To a small number of people, Carcer's sympathy can be engaged, and he's a surprisingly sensitive young man, with an astute sense of insight into people. More often than not, this connection to others gives them a feeling that they aren't, in fact, alone.
Carceri's mutation makes him empathic in an area around him. Since the awakening of Mot, this empathy lies crushed under the suffusing, domineering, abusive presence of the demigod of death. Carceri is therefore hooked into a shadow of Mot - and this gives him the ability to channel dark energies, his empathy giving him an intuitive grasp of a sort of fundamental magical energy. This bleached the colour from Carcer's hair, tainted his skin black as a shadow, and even makes him a gateway through which tiny ghosts and a large black hound have moved. These forces always seek to entice Carcer, always trying to achieve his ends, as Mot seeks to entice Carcer into becoming a killer.
Carceri has two major limitations - the first being his connection to Mot is not purely one-sided. Mot constantly whispers in his ears, commands his attention and demands he act in a certain way, ways in which Carceri refuses to act. Mot can inflict some element of pain on Carcer - usually by filling his lungs with a black smoke that burns, prompting coughing fits.
Secondly, Carceri is currently under what amounts to a protracted arrest by Longbow. After his 'assault' on Agincourt, in which nobody was hurt and he delivered enormous secret information to its source, he was sequestered, imprisoned, and questioned. For obvious social reasons, Carcer did not make a strong positive impression on his captors, and had to eventually subject himself to an amnesty deal while Longbow tried to find out if he'd done anything wrong.
Carceri's legal position is the heroic amnesty version of an indefinite detention. They're not sure what he did wrong, but they're making sure he pays for it until they've sorted that out.
- Carceri's empathy is blocked by Mot. He has no special insight into his surroundings unless it's in connection to people to whom he has become tuned. He can only be tuned to people by the permission of the other player.
- Carceri's brusque, prickly manner is meant to be useful as a contrast. If you're concerned about what he's said, just ask me about it.
- Carceri's history of experience dealing with a variety of mental states from inside means that he knows more than he can prove.
Carceri's central theme is perspective. Carcer knows more than anyone else that suffering can't be quantified, that each individual's experiences are too deep to be defined without context. That context is best had by looking at the world all around, and learning of everything that's going on around them. It's this that drove his intellectualism, drove his interest in history and culture, as he tries to hold onto as much information in the world in order to keep his own anguish under his thumb. This is why he rages at others who he feels lack perspective, or who need perspective.
- This is my fifth character named Carceri.
- Carceri's monochrome scheme meant that his comissioned art was cheaper.
- Carceri has a formspring account.
- Carceri actually espouses a form of alobha to deal with his lack of material possessions. So far, he has never met anyone who respects this position at all.
- ↑ Jericho Bennett