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IC Required: General Name: Edward Victor Byron (born William Victor Cunningham) Age/DOB: 62, April 27th Apparent Age: 33 Gender: Male Sexuality: Straight Marital Status: Technically single
Species Species: Vampire Type: Nightwalker Abilities: Increased speed and stamina, is able to hunt down most small game on foot if given the opportunity.
Zion Job: Talker for the Dancing Girls show, and organizer for Eva’s tricks Job Details: Using his charm and the promise of beautiful exotic beauties he manages to get a decent crowd of men into the Dancing Girls tent each and every time, although he does know that men are drawn to attractive women and are happy to pay just to see them. If he thinks a man is worthy and if he has enough coin he will organise for a ‘personal meeting’ in the tent behind the show. Month/year joined Zion: December 1918
Details Personality: The nice and helpful man that he once was is long gone, he’s cynical and loathes the majority of humanity, they’re nothing more than cattle and deserve to be fed off by those such as himself. His feelings towards those with a kind of magic flowing through their veins however is a bit different, they’re still below him and Eva but not as bad as regular humans, he won’t feed off them (unless they are willing to donate), will tolerate and be pleasant to them although only to a degree, he definitely is not the overly friendly type and does not make friends. PB: Tom Hiddleston Appearance: 6’ 2” tall Edward has a lithe build with dark brown/black hair and blue eyes. He is almost always seen in classic upper class clothing - billowing sleeves and a waistcoat along with tailored trousers and often a long coat. History</b>: Born into British nobility William was the youngest of four children -a brother and two sisters. His earlier life was unremarkable for someone of his upbringing, he had the best education and wanted for nothing, although he knew that his future did not lie in politics, unlike that of his older brother - Henry.
He spent a lot of his free time riding horses around his expansive family estate, participating in various hunts and the other leisure activities that the rich enjoyed. It was on one of these outings when the accident occurred that would change his life forever.
Something spooked the horse that he was riding during a fox hunt and despite his excellent horsemanship he was thrown from the saddle and trampled. Taken back to the mansion it was found that he had massive internal injuries and the prognosis was not a good one, refusing to let this happen his mother sought help having heard about this person who was able to cure all ills. The man was found and summons, for a price he agreed to ‘heal’ William but warned that he might not be the same afterwards, his mother thought that this was a small price to pay for the life of her youngest son and agreed. This man was left alone and unbeknownst to the Cunningham family that night William stopped being human and became a member of the undead - a vampire.
The man warned him of the disadvantages of this new life - he could never go out in the sunlight ever again, he would have the constant craving for blood and would need to feed regularly in order to survive but it was possible to survive off the blood of animals if he did not wish to take a human life. Despite the fact that he was healed that night William played up his ‘recovery’, although of a night time he would slip out of the mansion unnoticed in order to hunt and kill creatures to satisfy his growing bloodlust. Weeks turned into months and it became torture for him, he could hear the heartbeat of everyone who came into his room from his parents, siblings and the staff who brought him meals that did not interest him in the slightest. He didn't want to admit that he was growing weak of them and their boring lives and having had enough one day he stated to his family that he was going to leave, travel the continent and do something other than stay around the estate. There was some disagreement but in the end they decided to let him live his life his way.
Things went pretty well for a few decades, living under assumed names and never staying in one place too long William learned that his vampirism also came with some other advantages, he had increased speed and a stamina that allowed him to actively hunt creatures on foot. His love for humanity diminished as each year went and soon he found himself loathing them, they were below him and he started to rely more on humans as a source of blood and less of animals. One of these humans was a lady in her mid twenties, daughter of some rich Portugese businessman. She was attracted to him and he played it up for a while, feeding off her and using his power over her to get things like gold and jewels that he could sell and fund his travels.
Once he had what he wanted and was growing sick of her he left, seeking new riches elsewhere, but he didn’t know that she was not willing to let him go that easily. She had men hired to go out, find him and bring him back to her. When told of this man and how he only visited her at night a few of them became suspicious and this caught the interest of others who believed they had found a vampire, William was pursued across Portugal and into Spain, a few got close but he killed them, which just upset the hunters even more. Near the border with France one of these hunters got off a lucky shot, he was injured but managed to escape, dressed in a stolen soldier’s uniform he found a house and knocked on the door. A pretty young lady opened it and invited him in, he had just fed from her when the hunters barged into the house, injuring the kind girl who had taken pity on him.
After he managed to kill most of the hunters, he set fire to the house and did something he had never done before - instead of letting her die he turned her into a vampire, saving her life. The last hunter he fed to her and began to explain what had happened when she had recovered enough. They moved from place to place, knowing that these hunters wouldn’t give up seeing as he had killed even more of them. On fake papers they moved to America, hoping to buy them some time, they found a traveling carnival - Zion Mystique that offered them a refuge of sorts and they joined the crew. Eva became a dancer, using her beauty, charm and way with men to get money out of them, William - now going by the name of Edward became the talker for the dancers, enticing the men into the tent to see the exotic beauties. If men show more of an interest he may also tell them to come back later for something a bit more private for some more coin.
At a Glance Speaks with an upper class British accent Is Eva’s sire, confidant, mentor and lover Lives in the blacked out windowed wagon with Eva Always immaculately dressed, never seen without a waistcoat.