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Cassius Glaber

"Darkness is just light turned inside out."

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a character in “Dark Extinction”, as played by tigerz

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n i c k n a m e s x // x Prince of Torment x , x The Devil's Son

a c t u a l x a g e x // x2,093

p h y s i c a l x a g e x // x24

g e n d e r x // xMale

s e x u a l i t y x // xPansexual

o r i g i n x // xRome, Roman Empire 76 BC

s p e c i e s x // xDemon






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D E C O R U S


h e i g h t x // x6'2

w e i g h t x // x175 lbs

h a i r x // xWavy light brown hair cut moderately short and often feathered back to look messy but still put together and 'fashionable'.

e y e s x // xPools of light blue that seem that have a dull grey hue to them making his eyes seem almost lifeless and constantly bored.

o d d i t i e s x // xCassius has a few oddities like the scars from his human life. He has a large clean cut scar that goes from his right shoulder diagonally down to his torso along with several puncture marks across his torso. There are a few other battle scars as well from his many battles when he was human. He also has a few tattoos that he utilizes in order to perform magic. Vulcan on his left palm for summoning hell-fire, Trivia on his right palm to utilize some dark magic, Mercury on the top of his back to increase his speed and do minor teleportation, and finally an inverted pentagram on his chest right over his heart that looks more like it was branded onto him when he became a demon and what Cassius considers the life source to his powers.

a p p e a r a n c e x // xCassius certainly looks like he could be the devil's son. He's a handsome looking young man though it's not hard to tell he has some sort of trick up his sleeve as any clever demon would. He's fairly tall though not all that intimidating in physical size as he's more slim and lean in body frame. Now while he is known as a prince in the demon realm(though he hardly is one), Cassius is not one to be seen in tailored suits or dress posh in any manner. He instead opts for the classic bad boy look to fit his tormentor status.






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I N G E N I U M
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t o r m e n t o r x // x The ability to torment evil souls.

p e n a n c e x s t a r e // x The ability to cause a variety of debilitating effects with one's stare based on sins committed by victim.

s y m b o l x m a g i c // x The ability to perform magical acts using symbols.



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p s y c h o l o g i c a l x i n t u i t i o n // x He has a natural affinity for understand people and their deepest transgressions.

t o r t u r e // x Well that is his job.

i n t e l l i g e n c e // x He's a demon known for his mind over his physical strength.



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s t r e n g t h x // x Cassius is a powerful demon but lacks physical strength.

c u r i o u s i t y x // x He has an odd fascination with humans and it could be dangerous for him.

e x c o r c i s m x // x It could kill him just as easily as dark metal.

i n n o c e n t x // x His powers are useless on the innocent.



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d e a t h x // x No immortal wants to think about dying.

v u l n e r a b i l i t y x // x He's just too used to feeling powerful.

h u m a n i t y x // x It's been so long and it scares him to be rendered that weak.





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P E R S O N A L I T A T E
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To say that Cassius is easy to like would just be a flat out lie. Sure he's incredibly charming thanks to his ability to get people to confess everything about themselves to him but that doesn't mean people like him. Cassius is a 2,000 year old demon that still acts like that trouble maker from high school that always questioned the teacher on everything, showed up late to class, and always got kicked out early. He simply just carries himself like a punk kid with no regard for the rules because he honestly doesn't care for them. He does what he wants when he wants and always makes sure it's something fun.

Now despite his childish antics, Cassius is one highly intelligent demon. Even as a human he favored his mind over his body and excelled at out maneuvering people this way. He's also very manipulative even more so than some would expect. He uses his abilities to learn about people and them uses that information to his advantage. He was also known for tricking humans anytime he got bored and decided to have some fun in the human realm. Cassius is aware of his talents and it often translates into arrogance but it seems all demons have pride. Cassius just has more than most and it can be a tad bit overbearing for those stuck in a room with him for more than five minutes.

Cassius enjoys seeing how things work and testing different outcomes because he simply loves seeing what happens. Though Cassius seems to be the most curious about humans. Yes he was once a human but that was many moons ago before he made a deal with the devil. He hardly remembers what it was like during his human life and now that he knows what they are capable of in terms of sin, he's become curious what would drive them to do such acts that land them in his torture chambers. Cassius likes to give a little push and see what the turn out is though he's always been disappointed by things always turning out as he expected with them being tormented by him for eternity.

Now Cassius isn't all that bad. He does have some redeeming qualities to him even though they're practically microscopic because in simple terms: he's a complete asshole... But at least he's somewhat less of an asshole. Yes he likes messing with humans and making torture devices(thank him for the Spanish Inquisition) BUT he does have a soft spot for the innocent. They're his biggest weakness because his powers don't work on them and while this does anger him... He deep down in his cold black heart cares about them in his own twisted way and admires the fact that they don't have to go through what many others do in the afterlife.






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H I S T O R I A R U M


Cassius had been born into the Roman Empire as Gaius Claudius Glaber's only son during the Spartacus uprising. Cassius was merely three years old when his infamous legate father was slain by a slave. He was then raised by his overbearing mother feeling the need to make a 'proper man' in comparison to his father whom she felt only moved up in ranking because of her family and not his ability as a Roman Legate. He then received all of the best tutoring to make sure Cassius would grow up to be a great tactician along with physical training to make a proper Roman Soldier out of him once he was of age.

Surprisingly enough, Cassius really wasn't that much of a spoiled brat growing up. He was certainly aware of his status and carried himself in such a way but he was also very respectful towards his elders and though of higher status and rarely spoke harshly to the slaves that catered to him within his home. He was an ambitious child but he rarely let what he had go to his head. Though his ambition did eventually lead to his downfall.

Cassius desired to move further in the world than his father had and become more successful. A man the world would never forget. He didn't just want to move up to praetor he wanted more. He wanted to become the next Caesar. So he did what any other wise young Roman would do... He prayed to the Gods. And the Gods came... Well, sort of... He was visited by a man Cassius assumed to be Jupiter and promised him he would become something powerful and considered a prince if he pledged his allegiance to something named Lucifer. Cassius of course accepted the deal not realizing he just sold his soul and what would await him after death.

At the young age of 24, Cassius died in battle barely making it as a tribune working on moving up to a legate. The world would forget about Cassius Glaber and history would even say that Claudius had no son. Cassius was not pleased to fall so low from what was promised to him years ago only to realize it was never specified that he'd be human when he became a prince.

Cassius had sold his soul and was then transformed into a demon where he actually thrived much better than he did in the human realm. He'd been tasked in assisting with the torture of evil souls. He proved to be rather talented and oddly well liked by Lucifer and moved up within the ranks quickly while also being given new abilities to make him more powerful. Cassius was given the title of Prince by Lucifer and often seen as being 'the devil's son' as he ruled over his small domain of torment coming up with different ways to torture evil doers.

He eventually enlisted many more demons under him and grew bored of his domain. He decided to leave the torturing to his lesser demons and venture out into the human world as he had long forgotten his Roman life. He began testing his abilities on humans for fun little games to keep him entertained along with introducing various weapons to see what they would do to each other with them. Cassius was most curious to see which would remain innocent and was disappointed but also intrigued at how many chose to kill each other instead. This went on for centuries until Dark Metal had been introduced and hunters got better at performing exorcisms. Cassius was forced to retire back to Hell until he received a letter calling him back to the human world for some more fun.





h e x c o d e x // x #d4ac0d x // x f a c e c l a i m x // x janis ances x // x c r e a t o r x // x tigerz x // x c s x // x Scar.-

So begins...

Cassius Glaber's Story

Setting

Characters Present

Character Portrait: Livia Ardelean Character Portrait: Mephistopheles Character Portrait: Axel Lee Character Portrait: Cassius Glaber Character Portrait: Valentine Loup-Garote Character Portrait: Blake Kansas Character Portrait: Jian Fen Character Portrait: Clodagh An Character Portrait: Alistaire Kim Character Portrait: Claudius Kim Character Portrait: Ari Haley Character Portrait: Lucas Vercannon Character Portrait: Rusty Lee

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Mephistopheles sat at his massive ebony desk deep within the labyrinth that was hell. Page after page he signed parchment and folded them up. He then wrapped them in ribbon and poured hot wax where the edges met. He clenched his right fist before pressing the seal on his ring into the black wax leaving a calligraphic “M” in the drying form. With a sigh, he leaned back in the cracked leather chair, the squeaking of the gears echoing around the quiet room.

“Nazeer,” Mephistopheles called to the door towards the demon that stood guard outside his study.

The man entered, bowing before he approached the large desk that nearly swallowed the whole of the room. “Yes Phaedra?”

Mephistopheles stood up from his seat, pressing his hands against the pleats of his suit jacket before motioning for the man to approach. He scooped up the fresh letters and held them out towards Nazeer. “Deliver these to the head of each faction… Vampires, werewolves…. All of them.” He pointed his index finger towards the man. “Directly into their hands. I want them delivered and you back within the hour. Now go.”

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Livia stood in the center of her large council room. Her palms down on the table as she stares at a large map of the globe. She takes a deep breath as she brushes back her crimson hair before reaching out an unsteady hand. Her trembling fingers grabbed a figurine that stood over Romania. She cupped the wood carved lion in her palm before yelling and throwing it at the wall, the small object breaking into pieces.

“Ducissa…” One of her guards said as he stood at the door of the large room.

Livia grabbed the edge of the table and flipped it as she screamed. Her eyes flashing to a golden color as a growl rumbled in her throat. “Another pack… Gone!”

“I know my lady.”

“Vladmir… How many are left?” she asked as her chest heaved heavily with each breath. Livia was on the edge of shifting. Her emotions were unhinged. She paced around the room, her left hand on her hip while her right pinched the bridge of her nose. The clicking of her heels reverberated off the walls of the room as she walked back and forth.

Vladmir didn’t answer. He cupped his hands together as his gaze fell to the floor.

“How many!?” she demanded of him.

“Five packs remain my lady… Including ours. We’ve officially been deemed endangered.”

Livia covers her mouth trying to subside a whimper. She sniffled before wiping her eyes, turning to face Vladmir. “Vlad—” her voiced cracked, “Vladmir, send word that all the remaining shifters must migrate here so that we may fortify and try to repopulate.”

“My lady, might I suggest you take a mate… Seeing our leader set an example of our need to breed then maybe—”

Livia raised her hand to silence him. “What would be the purpose in me taking a mate?”

Vladmir quickly looked down, “Apologize Ducissa… I didn’t think, I’m sorry.”

”Ducissa.” Another guard stepped into the room followed by another. “Nazeer, ambassador for Mephistopheles the right hand of Lucifer.”

Livia waved Vladmir away before she nodded her head for the man to enter. Nazeer came before her, bowing then held out a black piece of parchment towards her. She took the paper in her hand before nodding her head towards the demon. With a final bow he disappeared in a cloud of black smoke.

She cleared her throat and took a deep breath as she turned the letter over. Her fingers carefully pealed back the wax seal and opened the parchment. Livia cursed under her breath when she saw it was all in latin. “For the love of God… Who speaks latin anymore?” She sighed as she scratched the recesses of her mind to read its contents.

Madame Livia Ardeleane,
It is time. Vegas, 24 hours.

“Vladmir, Xander” she called after her guards. They both filed into the room. “The meeting has been called. I must travel for Vegas. I appoint both of you to act in my place. Stay in constant contact with me directly. I need to know how the migration is faring. Keep the shifters hidden in the bunkers at all times with constant guard rotations. I don’t want any hunters getting in here, you hear me?”

Livia crumples up the note, as she hurries down the long corridors of the barracks. As she passes a fireplace she tosses it into the flames. On her heals Vladmir and Xander followed. Xander quickened his step to move in front of Livia, walking backwards as he speaks to her. “Ducissa, I implore that you take a guard with you. The journey to Vegas is long and it is a known haven for the Dark Species. There no doubt will be hunters there as well.”

“Do you find me incapable of protecting myself?” Livia motioned her hand for two female shifters that waited beside double doors to open them, allowing her and the guards to enter her private chambers.

“It’s not that… But you do not have a mate or an heir to succeed you. Everyone worries for your well being. You’re the best leader our species has seen… but a meeting with the other leaders could put your life at high risk. It’s not just hunters but the others that can prove dangerous. You need someone who will have your back, no matter what.”

Livia nodded her head as towards him as she began rushing about her chambers. She grabbed a suitcase and grabbed what things she could manage and shoved them inside. “Bring me Anton.

The guards hurried off while the women remained and began to help Livia pack for the journey. She couldn’t help but worry about what the guards had said. What would happened if she died? No heir, no mate… Nothing. The shifters would start fighting amongst themselves to choose a leader only hindering their growth more. It turned her stomach.

“Ducissa,” Anton bowed at the entrance. “How may I assist you?”

“Pack your things, we head for Vegas at midnight.”

“Of course. Shall I acquire airline tickets and hotel accommodations?”

Livia shook her head as she placed clothing in the suitcase. “I do not fly if I’m not the one controlling it.”

“So… We’re driving?”

“I’m driving. Gather your things and meet me at my car.”

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Axel lounged in the passenger seat of their old busted up pickup truck. Her feet crossed out the window over the sideview mirror as she looks over a piece of black parchment. Carry on my Wayward sons begins on the radio. Axe leans over, quickly shutting it off. “Hate that song.”

She flicks her cigarette out the window before raising her sunglasses, using them to hold back her short messy hair. ”With the extermination of the Gorgons, do you think I rightfully inherit this fancy invitation to Vegas?” Axel asked sarcastically. She didn’t expect to come upon this when they attacked the Gorgon hive. The extinction of yet another Dark Species of course was something she was happy about but this was an entirely new find.

“It’s addressed to Medusa,” she snorted as she read over the letter again and again. “Ole bitch created quite a myth letting people think Perseus killed her…” Axel flipped the paper over and studied the wax seal “M”. Who the fuck was M?
After a good half an hour of silence it final hit Axel. “Oh my god I have it… Stop the truck.” She shoved the letter in her pocket as she brought her legs into the truck. She turned around in her seat, pushing open the back window. Axe climbed through the window and as she stood up she put her sunglasses back on.

Axel waved her arms to get the others’ attention. She then unclipped her walkie talkie from her belt. “Hey trailer twats! Pit stop!”

She slammed her hand on the top of the truck before shouting towards Rusty, “Pull over here!”

When the truck came to a halt on the side of the state route, Axel hurdled the side of the truck and landed on the ground. They were entirely surrounded by desert on this dirt covered two lane road. She walked over to the driver’s side door and opened it, “Let’s go Vin Diesel, time for a pow wow.”

Once everyone was there on the shoulder of the road, Axel took out the letter and grinned deviously. “I figured it out… This was addressed to Medusa. Head evil bitch gorgon ruler. It’s not a letter of gathering armies or preparing a battle. War wouldn’t go down in Vegas, hunters are outnumbered ten to one there. Sure it would hurt us but that’s not where you hit us to do damage.” Axe started talking faster as she tried to explain her reasoning.

She snapped in front of Lucas, “Stay with me city boy.” Axel pointed to the M in the seal. “Anyone besides Rusty remembered theology? M… Mephistopheles. He’s rumored to either be Lucifer or be the first angel to fall from heaven after Lucifer. So… if the devil or the closest thing to the devil is writing to the head of the Gorgons to meet in Vegas… I believe that this is going to be a meeting of the leaders of the remaining species.”

Axel grinned showing her excitement at connecting the dots on her own without Rusty’s wicked brain to beat her to the punch. “Alright, your gratitude would be nice.”

After a moment she sighed. “If we can take out the leaders of all of the Dark Species at once… We’d be global heroes. The species would be in chaos without their leaders fighting amongst themselves and weak. That’s exactly the advantage we need.”

Axel walked to the bed of the truck and lowered the tailgate. “I’m going to ride ahead, scout out what information I can get.” She climbed up into the bed of the truck and started unhooking her motorcycle. “Meet me at the first roach motel you see on this state route on your way into the city. I’ll be there.”

She kicked down the ramp for her bike and rolled it down onto the ground. Axel walked over to Rusty, kissing her forehead before she mounted her motorcycle. “6 hours… and rooms on you pretty boy,” She said towards Lucas before she started the engine, and sped off leaving a trail of dust in her wake.

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Mephistopheles stepped out of his limousine before Caesar’s Palace. He motioned two fingers at his guards to leave his bags in the car and follow him inside. As he walked inside her unbuttoned his suit jacket then tucked his hands into his trouser pockets. He made his way inside and towards the welcome counter where an all too optimistic woman waited to great him. “Hello sir. Welcome to the beautiful and extravagant Caesar’s Palace. Here at the Palace we exercise a zero prejudice environment. We welcome humans and Dark Species alike to enjoy a little R&R within our walls and promise that you will not be bothered or endangered while under our roof.”

Mephistopheles rested his left arm on the counter as he held out a solid gold credit card towards the woman. “You know who I am. Penthouse suite. None receive a key to the top floor without the pass word or I will personally harvest your soul for my dinner. If we are disturbed, you will hear from me.” He reached his hand over the counter, grabbing the key or the penthouse.

The woman stood there silent and nodded her head in agreement as Mephistopheles dictated his wishes. He then left her and made his way to the elevator. Once inside he scanned his door key and pressed the button for the penthouse. After starting their ascension, Mephistopheles adjusted his cufflinks while talking towards his two guards. “Nazeer, who will be joining us?”

“Shapeshifter, vampire, werewolf, demon, reaper, witch, nightmare, siren, incubus and banshee.”

“I thought there was more,” he said as the doors open to the penthouse.

“Yes my lord, but the leviathans were… purged when I arrived and the gorgons… I’ve heard no word. The letter was put straight into Medusa’s hands but, I fear that they too have met the same fate. The remaining species have been—”

Mephistopheles waved his hand to silence the guard knowing the words before he spoke them. “Go prepare for out guests. No doubt there will be blood shed here… So let’s hide anything that can be used as a weapon.”

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Livia swerved through the streets of Vegas, her Ferrari cornering like a dream as she refused to follow street laws. In a world where everything was being taken from her, it was nice to feel untouchable if even for a moment.

She came to a stop before Caesar’s Palace. Livia looked over towards Anton who looked like a deer in headlights in the passenger seat. “We’re here.”

“Thank God,” he said as he wasted no time in climbing out of the red demon car.

Livia chuckled as she got out of the driver’s seat. She placed her hand on the rough of the car as she put her heels on before walking around the car. She walked into the lobby where she met a chipper woman who was about to give her welcome speech. Liv quickly cut her off “Morior Invictus.”

The woman nodded her head, reaching under the counter to pull out a penthouse key. “My Lord asks that you hand over your keys. He has made diligent instructions about where your luggage and vehicle shall be taken.”

Livia reluctantly forfeited her keys. “A single scratch… And I’ll raze this Palace.” She continued forward towards the elevators.

Once her and Anton were inside he cleared his throat, “Ducissa… Do you know what will happen inside?”

“No, Anton, I do not,” Livia admitted with a sigh.

“Then forgive me for coming armed.” He looked down at the ground accepting the consequences of his actions.

“I was the one who agreed to come unarmed. You made no such promise. Please just hold until I give word.” She glances over her shoulder towards him.

“Yes my lady.”

Livia gave his upper arm a reassuring squeeze before exiting the elevator. She slowly made her way through the penthouse until she came to the overly ornate and expensive dining room where Mephistopheles sat at the head of the table. “Ducissa Ardeleane I presume?”

He stood up and closed the distance towards her. Mephistopheles took her hand, bowing and placing a kiss upon her knuckles. “It is a pleasure to finally meet the newest edition to this… council.” Not that it was a council but it was the most neutral and potentially optimistic way of looking at it.

“Yes, yes I know I am one of the youngest leaders… Thank you for reminding me.” She shrugged her shoulders. “No matter. I’m not here to discuss my right to be treated as an equal… Not yet anyway.” Livia didn’t take a seat and instead decided to wonder about the penthouse until the others arrived.