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Grenville T McRalph

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a character in “The Multiverse”, as played by XavierDantius32

Description

Name: Grenville Thomas McRalph
Nicknames: Gren
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Louisiana
Height: 6'5
Weight: 170lbs

Extended Information
Appearance: Hailing from the swamps of darkest Louisiana, Grenville bears all the hallmarks of a grizzled hunter and veteran, with sunburnt, leathery skin, pockmarked with scars from childhood acne, and encounters with enumerable beasts. His face is broad and chiselled, with a crooked nose and a square jaw. Like any hunter, Grenville's eyes are keen as knife-blades, set deep in his face, shadowed by hooded brows. He keeps his hair cut close to his scalp, giving him a slightly professional look. For a man of his years, Grenville is in remarkable shape, with a well developed musculature clinging to his stocky frame, however, a large amount of time spent in the company of alcohol is beginning to take its toll, pushing the Bounty Hunter's gut out.

Much like the tribesmen of primordial earth, Grenville adorns his person with trophies taken from kills and the field of battle. The majority of these hang around his neck, on chains or cord. The largest, and most prominent is a pair of lion teeth, which hang on a sliver chain around his thick neck. Typically, Grenville tends to dress practically, sticking to combat trousers, tucked into a pair of tall leather boots. His torso is normally covered with a close fitting shirt, with a battered and faded leather jacket over this.

Personality

You don't go through war and conflict without being changed, for better or worse. Grenville's front-line expierience completely reversed his previous outlook. He is no glory hound, sniffing at the boots of fame. He has stared death in the face, and spat in his eye. As a veteren of many campaigns, Grenville has a remarkable grasp of simple battle tactics, and how to read an enemy. His hunter's instinct and drive make him a relentless and determined enemy, difficult to shake off once he has a scent. One of the less favourable traits that Grenville carries around is the unwillingness to admit that he is in the wrong, or to take orders from someone he considers unworthy of his respect. Naturally, in the rigid structure of any modern military, this would lead to a variety of dicipline issues. Grenville's background as a hunter means that he is generally wary and suspicious of people, making him an unwilling participant in any group. He also carries a certain amount of paranoia from spending so long in isolation. In regard to close relationships, Grenville doesn't form them. Years spent dispatching child soldiers in Africa have hardened his heart against sympathy. If you get in his way, be you man, woman or child, he'll put you down like a dog. At some point in his life, he may have had the capacity to love and care, but now he just doesn't. Its what makes him such a good killer. A target is just a target to him. No remorse. No regrets.

Equipment

Weapons: For his primary weapon, Grenville carries an M4 carbine. The rugged weapon performs well in most environments, and has seen him through many sticky situations. The versatility of the weapon is what impressed Grenville the most, as the addition of a pictaninny rail system allows him to mount a large variety of attachments. Mostly, he uses the weapon with a flash/sound suppressor, a 4x ACOG sight and a 40mm grenade launcher.

Grenville's backup weapon has been with him since he enlisted at 19. The M1911 Colt .45 has been in service with the U.S army since 1911, and remains a practical rugged design. Grenville's has seen every battle, and has been repaired enumerable times.

Strapped to his thigh is the broad leather sheath for his broad-bladed combat knife, which is almost as battered and knocked around as he is.

Armour: Under his jacket, Grenville carries a simple bulletproof vest, consisting of a kevlar vest, with a pouch for a large ceramic plate, affording basic protection against small arms and melee weapons.

History

Biography:
Life has always been hard on the edges of society, and this was true for the McRalphs. Living in a decrepit, hand built log cabin in the centre of the Louisiana swamps, the family of four survived as trappers, scratching a living off the skins from aligators and other animals. His father was a violent alcoholic, living on the edge of the law, often summoned to the county court for violent threats against trespassers on his property. His mother was a sorrowful introvert, who spent more time contemplating her navel than caring for her three children. Grenville recieved a brutal upbringing at the hands of his two elder brothers, who gace him a taste for violence, and the skills needed to hunt among the swamps.

School was never something Grenville found interesting. For the most part, he never attended, prefering to spend his time stalking prey across the wasteland. When court orders and angry officials pressganged him into the classroom, he was disruptive and violent. At the ripe old age of seventeen, he was expelled from High School, for the crime of dealing cannabis on school premesis. This also earned him a police caution and a custodial sentence.

Once he was done with this breif hiccup, he left the dank, festering swamps of Louisiana, for the bright lights of Miami. He spent much of his time scratching a living on the street, picking pockets and mugging unfortunate tourists. Through this informal occupation, he fell in with a gang of street punks, who took Grenville under their wing, and nutured him into one of their own. As gang-crime quickly spread across the city, the punks were assimilated into working for the mafia. Grenville sped through the ranks, through his love for violence and brutality, which earned him the respect of the higher-ups in the organisation. Unfortunatly, his first big job was to be his last. On the morning of February 17th, Grenville was handed a pump-action shotgun and several large bags, and was told to take five men and rob a high-street bank.

It had been a set-up. As he stormed the bank, guns-blazing, thirty armed policemen sprung from the vault. After a breif firefight, Grenville was in police custody. In normal circumstances, he would have been executed, his short but bloody existance ended. However, the rise of rebel tribes in Africa had threatened US assets in the continent, provoking the need for cannon fodder on the ground.

Grenville was offered a choice. Join the army, or face death in the chair. Naturally, he joined up, and was hastily shipped out to defend a diamond mine in the Congo. The fighting raged on for four long years of brutal close-quater fighting. Gone were the days of picking off your enemy from afar. The oppressive jungle gave the rebels cover. Ambushes were frequent. More often than not, the fighting dissolved into brutal melees of machete and pistols. The war hardened Grenville, turning him into a ruthless, stealthy killer.

Eventually, the mine was secured, and the war-weary troops were shipped back to the states. As they waited for a new deployment, Grenville quietly slipped away, altering the records, as if he had perished in the Congo. Now scrubbed from most records, he headed out to California, plying his trade as a bodyguard.

In the two decades that link the past and present, Grenville took on a myriad of roles ranging from a mercenary to corrupt african dictators, to a deniable operator for MI6. Through this work, he once again gained the attention of American law enforcement, earning a place on the FBI's Most Wanted list. As Marxas began to expand, the need for men in their private army grew, and thus, Grenville was discretely approached, and offered amnesty and protection, in exchange for his unique skills.

So begins...

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Grenville T McRalph the Hyena swings around baring its teeth at Leonid Pyotr. Its hackles raise and a growl begins to build in his throat. Grenville left the shotgun where it was, instead his hand strayed to the nickel plated .45 in his waistbad.

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Grenville T McRalph "Be careful there, son. Get to close and she'll go for your throat." Grenville crooned, fingers wraping around the grip of his .45.

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Grenville T McRalph notices the rather striking young lady sketching him with charcoal. He looks towards her as he strokes the fur on the back of his Hyena's neck

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Grenville T McRalph continues to lounge in the booth, gently petting the Hyena and drinking his scotch

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 gets up from the booth, slinging the shotgun over his shoulder as he moves over Firecloud Ari. "Can I see that please missy?" He asks politly. The Hyena is bristling at the appearance of Nathaniel Skyne.

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Grenville T McRalph picks up on the growls of the hyena and swings about, pirouetting on the soles of his hobnailed boots. He unlsings the shotgun, resting it against his hip, subtley pointing it at Nathaniel Skyne

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 turns his head to regard the frankly quite marvellous drawing of him and the Hyena, but still keeps the shotgun aimed.

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Grenville T McRalph continues to gaze into the picture of himself, bending down to show the notebook to the Hyena padding around his feet. He placed the shotgun on the bar while he did this.

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 notices the furore caused by Leonid and drops the notebook to the floor, picking thhe shotgun of the bar, racking the lever with an ominous crack that rang across the bar. He padded across the bar to Leonid's shoulder, pointing the weapon at the tormentor.

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 sweeps the shotgun into his shoulder, setting his dazzeling blue eyes to the sights and unlaods a spray of buckshot into the beast. With a furious yelp, the Hyena charged foward leaping for the beasts throat.

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Grenville T McRalph "Burn foul hell-beast!" Grenville cried, pumping the lever on his shotgun, chambering a dragon's breath round.

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Grenville T McRalph pulls the trigger, sending a three meter spear of flame ripping from the muzzle of his shotgun.

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Grenville T McRalph backs away from the skirmish, calling his hyena with him, settling in a booth with a bottle of scotch.

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Grenville T McRalph props his hob-nailed boots on the table, gently resting his 1887 in his lap. He runs his hands through the hair of his hyena.

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Grenville T McRalph the Hyena wanders off, prowling around the room, yipping at all the new scents and smells around. She pauses by Nathaniel Skyne, head raised expectantly for a morsel of food.

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Grenville T McRalph deftly catches the coin amd pockets it, replacing it with a strip of dried meat, which he tosses to the Hyena

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Grenville T McRalph swept in the door, his 'gator skin jacket shimmering in the light from the overheads. His hobnailed boots clattered on the marble floor as he walked in, carrying his Model 1887 loosly over his shoulder. The wide brimmed stetson shadowed his face, leaving only his piercing blue eyes visible. A mangy brown hyena slunk in beside him, baleful eyes scanning the room for anything of interest. The Hyenas sharp claws skittered on the floor as the pair entered.

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Grenville T McRalph The Hyena prowled around the room, its black nose twitching eagerly at the multitude of new smells it detected. Leaning against the wall near the door, Grenville watched his pet explore with mild amusment.

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Grenville T McRalph The Hyena yipped playfully and pounced on Firecloud Ari, short tail wagging back and forth energetically. Grenville moved away from the wall, jauntily striding over to Firecloud and the Hyena, smiling broadly.

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Grenville T McRalph The Hyena yips delightedly and rolls onto his back, exposing his soft underbelly. Grenville wandered over to the pair and offered his hand to Firecloud Ari to help her up. "Nice to see a familiar face in here." Grenville chuckled

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Grenville T McRalph Grenville smiled at the pampering his pet is recieving. "I destroy the evil of whoever pays me best." He smiled at the irony and continued. "I'm a neutral character, I take the side with the most money."

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Grenville T McRalph The Hyena flipped up and snapped the meat out of Reggie's hands. Grenville completely ignores Reggie and continues conversing with Firecloud. "No-one wants to be on the business end of this. Far too many people have suffered at my hands."

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Grenville T McRalph "I've been away so to speak. Fighting. I'm on a bit of a break at the moment. I'm drawing members for my Mercenary band." He replied to Firecloud. Turning to Reggie he said, "Yes." He pulled the machete from his belt. "You owe me."

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Grenville T McRalph "There hasn't been a man or woman born that could kill me, Teris." Grenville replied, his face crinkling in a smile

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Grenville T McRalph Grenville holstered the machete and bent down to pet the Hyena. "Yeah Teris, go park it, then get us a round." He spoke, as he turned back to Firecloud

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