From Unofficial Handbook of the Virtue Universe
|Player: @the Symphony|
|Real Name:||Samantha Battisti|
|Eye Color:||pale green|
|Place of Birth:||Confidential|
|Base of Operations:||Confidential|
|Ancestral magic. Spirit communication. Shaman magic.|
|No additional information available.|
“It’s not a curse to be connected to the spirit realm, Samantha. Our family has been doing it for centuries. You can’t hide from the shadows forever. Here sit by the hearth and let the fire warm you and then we will go back into the darkness to try again.” -Lancasta Battisti
Personality, Appearance and Abilities:
I hated that fucking mansion. So many nooks and crannies. The shadows moved and the creaks called my name. I had night terrors every night. Spirits calling to me from under my bed. But, that’s part of what it means to be a Battisti, I guess. I stayed by that fireplace all the time. It’s the only place where the voices stopped. Grandma tried her best to teach me how to control them, but there’s only so much you can take. I thought that they would be set free once I bulldozed the estate, but Grandma was right, they are drawn to our name. It wasn't the mansion that was haunted; it was grandma and it was me. I still have the hearth-stones with me though. I knew grandma had enchanted them, that they somehow kept the tidal wave of poltergeists from overwhelming us. They remind me of Grandma’s stories too, which is nice. At least I don’t have to sleep in that mansion any more. I hate that fucking mansion.
Samantha is the adopted granddaughter of Lancasta Battisti. Self proclaimed eclectic witch (in the more modern sense), trained in shaman-magic and specialized in spirit summoning. She carries the curse and responsibility of the Battisti family; a tether to the spirit realm, attracting a myriad of spirits, elementals and ghosts. The Battisti name is basically a lightning rod for occult activity and, in essence, all carrying the name are haunted. She is a small, little blonde teenager, obviously young and in over her head. She has nervous eyes and a shy little witty, smirk. It's obvious she comes from wealth; her clothes are immaculate, she carries the smell of a quality strawberry perfume and she's often is clad in some sort of genuine fur cloak. It's also obvious she doesn't feel all that comfortable in affluence, nervously adjusting her clothes constantly, laughing at cheap jokes and seemingly generous.
Samantha carries with her an heirloom stone that has warding magic. Lancasta created a powerful relic by crafting it into a fireplace. When Samantha demolished the Battisti Estate, the only thing that was left standing was the Hearthstones and the ghosts. The only place that she was truly safe from the constant swirling spirits, was near those stones. Samantha tore that fireplace to pieces and crafted herself her own relic. The Hearthstones are with her at all times and gives her a level of protection from all things occult related. They can take a few different forms and Sam is learning to manifest more. Currently they will appear as an ornate grouping of stones floating behind her head, a locket, with a stone resting on her chest or a floating headdress. They always glow with magical runes and warding energy that may make spirits and malevolent beings a tad uncomfortable.
Shaman magic: Sam is a shaman and is easily identified as such, even though she often has a trendy look to her outfits as well. She has a pastel blue magical aura that identifies her as “warm, nervous and gentle but also mysterious and hidden.” She has a number of little fetishes and bags around her waist that hold various herbs and spices that empower some of her spells. She can sense, summon and communicate with spirits. She has a handful of spirits bound to her that she’ll use to defend herself and she can channel eldritch energy. She also has the spirit of her late Grandma attuned to her and is her greatest asset.
Important OOC Info
((Comfortable with all kinds of content. Not keen on the ERP. Immersive RP- The Samantha has a living canon. I'm a super laid back RPer, but I don't appreciate any RP that violates the will of any character without the expressed OOC consent before hand. Respect my canon, I'll respect yours and enjoy Rping with you! Also we all may make mistakes, so don't worry if we need to retcon or clarify something!
I love scenes that show off all our characters being awesome, flawed, epic creations. If you want to talk about creating a deeper RP scene other than just chatting in the bar feel free to contact me in game or on discord: Gilded Osprey #9361))