"Shades of charcoal-grey immorality and small blue strokes of hope."
Orion, 'Jezza' to those close to himAge:
As a global moderator, Orion can exert significant influence over the whole of KHI City. This, combined with great social influence in the southern Roleplay Town, has him commonly seen as a figurehead for the district. Founder, mentor and part-time principal at the Roleplaying Academy. Practically speaking, Orion is the sole moderator of Roleplay Town, and thus occasionally takes to vigilante justice.Background:
Moving to KHI City five years ago, Orion started out small and relatively unknown where most others do the same: In the KH districts. In the following couple of years he explored other areas of the town and stumbled upon Roleplay Town without really knowing what he was doing. A couple of months later, having forgot the initial intrusion into the town, he was contacted by a stranger to participate in a roleplay he had no recollection of applying for.Personality:
Entering properly into roleplaying as a total newbie in Organization XV, Orion quickly found himself rapt with the experience, and went from strength to strength between normal roleplays and battles. By regularly associating with the 'veterans' of the time he came to be considered - at least by some - to be among such ranks, despite sitting right between the newest and oldest members.
Two years ago, eager to help the city as a whole and reciprocate the entertainment and satisfaction it agave him, Orion entered into the staff as a journalist and archive/editorial writer. Though he ultimately found such work to not be right for him, it did provide the stepping stone to his next big step up: Orion became a global moderator on Christmas Eve eighteen months ago, the same day Shamdeo died. Though no links have been drawn between the promotion and the execution, Orion still feels haunted by that stigma of association.
In the months following Shamdeos death, when powers began manifesting themselves in certain citizens of Roleplay Town, Orion withdrew from most regular interaction with the general populace, instead stepping up as a creative force unto himself, and only really joining the roleplays of select individuals. Though such a shift saw him become distant in the eyes of the general roleplaying community, it simultaneously allowed himto break away from the assumed skill-by-association with the veterans and become a signature player in the town as a whole.
As the leader of many large-scale and community projects in Roleplay Town, Orion works constantly to try and improve the district and its citizen even in times of dwindling roleplaying activity. Because of this, some see him as overly expectant of quality from all members, which is roughly in line with Orion's wish that no one pulls any bullshit when roleplaying.Appearance:
He has a low tolerance for laziness and has more than likely driven away at least a few potential new roleplayers in his time because of this. His attachment to the section has, at times, seen him pursue wrong-doers a bit over-zealously; though his actions have led to no one being wrongfully charged, criminals he's taken care of tend to be handed in a little worse for wear.
To those close to him, he is a source of support, collaboration and inspiration. Though hard to be friends with, Orion proves a loyal and helpful companion when his trust and friendship is gained. Though not one for small talk, Orion has the strange habit of nevertheless sometimes being overly verbose when he wants to get to the heart of something.
Orion's regular attire draws inspiration from Rorschach of Watchmen fame, and for practical reasons. With every bit of skin covered and insulated from heat, cold, wind, dust and so on, Orion is able to mitigate the pain experienced because of his hyper-sensitivity. He wears a full grey business suit with black leather shoes, white shirt and black tie, as well as a dark grey overcoat and black fedora.Powers:
His most unique piece of attire is the fabric mask that covers his entire head, and is tucked in underneath his collar: Black all over, thousands of tiny points of light - all of various colours - swim over the surface of the mask's face, the left and right sides mirrored. The display generally appears as something celestial like a nebula, but changes in brightness, configuration and colour depending on Orion's environment and mood. When suddenly angered, the points of light tend to congregate in the centre of the face before exploding brilliantly outward like a supernova. When acting in a determined, single-minded rage, most of Orion's 'face' goes black, save for around the eyes - twin black-hole circles of darkness are orbited by flaring miniature stars.
Beneath his mask is a face seldom seen any more - pale skin, cold blue-grey eyes, straight teeth with an especially pointed canine. Medium-length dark-brown hair swept aside and back, and a sharp-edged beard maintained along his chin and jawline. High forehead, aquiline nose, sharp cheekbones and jawline. Disguised or no, Orion stands at a tall 6'5" with a solid figure to match such size.
Psychometry - from Alexander Sibelius of PSIn and World Heist.
The anomalies that coincided with Shamdeo's departure have been both a boon and a curse to Orion: Undifferentiated neural tissue has grown throughout his body, allowing him mental processing speeds and lucidity of thought far in advance of normal people. Rendering him hyper-intelligent, the mutation of his nervous system has also greatly increased the sensitivity of his sensory inputs, allowing him much more precise ways to experience the world.
However, this sensitivity is such that Orion is in a constant state of pain in spite of his newfound ability to rewire his nervous system. Sometimes for days on end he'll accidentally fall into a coma when trying to deactivate the nerves or even parts of the brain that experience pain. More recently, Orion has found himself able to directly access physical and digital information stores through physical contact - things such as books, hard drives, even internet connections and most importantly VRP booths. With vague news of other people developing their own special abilities, Orion has tried pushing his information-reading abilities to include telepathy, with very minor success.