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Jacob Hawkins

The journalist who wrote most of the articles about "The Rook"

0 · 122 views · located in 1856, Victorian London

a character in “Check Mate”, as played by digi-kun



Name/Nickname: Jacob Hawkins
Sex: Male
Age: 24
Marital Status: Single
Profession: Journalist


Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 145 lbs.
Hair: Dirty Blonde
Eyes: Blue
Complexion/Skin Tone: Rough/Slight tan
Distinguishing Marks/Scars: None
Appearance: Very casual, unassuming, tries hard not to draw attention to himself so that he can get closer to the stories; and the truth.


Likes: Enjoys reading, loves well cooked meat, and takes thrill in finding a good story for the papers.
Dislikes: Sea food, most horror books, and poetry. Also believes that the government holds too many secrets.
Physical Condition/Health/Disabilities: None
Talents: Lying, and sneaking around.
Family: Richard and Karen Milton [father and mother (alive)] Jonathan Milton [brother (dead)]
Goals/Life’s ambition: To write a book and become a true author.
Bad Habits?: Instinctively lies to protect himself
Happiest memory: The moment he went out to live on his own. (From time to time)
Equipment: A small vintage camera, his notepad, and several pencils he keeps in his jacket's inner pocket.
History/Bio: Jacob grew up in a relatively wealthy family, enough so to be considered nobles. Though Jacob was raised 'properly' and lived very well, he found everything to be unbelievably dull. So much so that he would sneak out and go on adventures through the London streets on his own, and wouldn't come home until the early hours of the next morning. His parents knew this of course, and would scold him, punish him, and even tried locking him in his room. This of course, didn't stop him from heading out whenever he could, and even his older brother, Jonathan would worry constantly.

Jacob knew it was his older brother who would inherit his parent's money and estate. He didn't care for titles or extravagance. Jacob wished to be out in the rougher, darker side of London, where it was exciting. Deciding to secede from his family when he turned 17, Jacob left and changed his name to Hawkins, showing that he was now free to soar on his own, how he wished. The Milton family had since then cut all ties with their youngest son.

Jacob wanted to be a writer, and talk about his adventures through London, and the wonders of the streets. However no publisher wanted to sell his books. Jacob wrote many manuscripts for years, yet no luck. Needing to find a real job, he decided to become a journalist. He would write his experiences and stories on the streets and send them to the paper instead, in the form of news.

Years later, Jacob discovered that his brother, Jonathan had disappeared. No one knew where, or why, not even Jacob's own parents. It would be a week later when they would find Jonathan's body in an alleyway, mangled like the other bodies Jacob wrote about in his articles in the paper recently. Jacob was furious, and actually cried that night over his brother's death. In the following weeks, he would tear through London to find the killer, "The Rook". Jacob followed every lead, questioned every person of interest; but to no avail. He would post nasty and flaming articles about the serial killer, which once inspired a witch hunt for "The Rook".

Finally caught and sentenced to death, Jacob had the pleasure of writing the front page article about Darlington's capture and execution. It seemed the nightmare had ended. However once he heard about Darlington's escape, no one from the newspaper department wanted to even touch that story, and so was left to Jacob (since he was the most involved in the case) to write the article about "The Rook"'s escape into civilization.

So begins...

Jacob Hawkins's Story