Character Sheet for Corpus Necrus
18 (17th century to modern day)
Corpus is a Strigoi Mort vampire, permanently stuck at the age that he died at. Can shapeshift into a tabby cat, wild wolf or wild boar with similar colours, or into a smoke-like, formless shadow. Enhanced vampiric senses and strength, can see in pitch blackness. Being a Strigoi Mort, he doesn’t burn in sunlight, but it weakens him greatly. Doesn’t need to sleep in his coffin every day, but eventually must return to it. Silver(metal) can burn him on contact, he can’t cross a line of mixed salt and sage, and is bound to oaths he makes by vampiric law. As a Strigoi Mort he can feed on both blood, or feed off nightmares he creates in his victims’s minds as they sleep(psychic vampirism).
Transforms into his awakened form during blood moons where he looses his sanity and easily goes berserk.
Proud and a narcissist, he believes he’s owed the finer things in life. Corpus isn’t interested in love or friendship, partly because he’s driven by his vampirism to kill anyone he’s close to, and partly because of his high standards in feeling few are worthy of his attention. He sometimes enjoys being cruel, but believes in maintaining his noble mannerisms, with the exception of when he fights. A brawler when fighting, he uses street fighting techniques as well as fighting dirty whenever possible, and knows how to use a sword and crossbow.
Likes; Blood, laughing, fine dining, fine wines, cooking, reading, travelling, trading antiques, playing quoits, money, luxuries, toying with people’s minds, prone to moments of nymphomania, his little brother Aurelius
Dislikes; Rude/pushy people, sunlight, people who want money or favours, bad cooking, silver/silver plated metal, anyone who gets in the way of him and his prey, the rest of his family
The seventh son of a wealthy Lord, he was worn premature and weak. His father despised weakness, and as he never expected the newborn to live, named the infant “Corpus”, after the word “corpse”. To his disgust the infant proved him wrong, growing into a strong and healthy boy, and refused to become attached to him, bullying and encouraging the rest of his family to do the same, and succeeding. Corpus was raised and taught as any noble-blooded child was, but without love or affection, making the boy rather cold-hearted and mean-spirited in return; his father using this as a justification for hating him. This ended when Aurelius was born, named for his fine looks and golden fur. Born as a replacement for the unwanted child Corpus, Aurelius ended up bonding with his older brother, the two becoming very close, no matter what the rest of their family had to say about it. Eventually their family became resigned to the brotherly bond, as it kept Corpus out of trouble. Aurelius began calling Corpus “Cory” to give him a more dignified name, which his friends later in life would use instead of his birth name.
As soon as he turned sixteen, the wealthy Corpus left home to travel the land his father governed. He began picking up bad habits, such as gambling, drinking, getting into fights for sport and enjoyed sexual romps with any female that would have him. This indulgent lifestyle soon ended when he and his friends went drinking at a tavern outside of his father’s lands. A drunken fight started between a trio of strangers, and in the process one of Corpus’s noble-born friends was killed; the killer being the son of the local magistrate. With his bad reputation and far from home, Corpus was named as a scapegoat despite his friends’ protests and, after months of imprisonment and attempts to force him to confess, he was scheduled to be hung for murder and “perjury”, for insisting his innocence. Corpus sent a letter home, desperate for someone to save him, but his father kept the letter and his sentencing a secret, and seeing the execution as a way to finally make his unwanted son disappear.
Corpus was hung by torchlight under the blood moon, but his neck did not break when he dropped, drawing out his death horribly. He was buried in an expensive coffin, the only thing his friends could do for him. His manner of execution, the hate from the crowd watching, and the anger and fear he held in his heat over the false charges left him cursed, rising three days later as a nearly mindless Strigoi Mort; a dead vampire. Dragging his coffin behind him, he returned home, and each night fed upon and killed off his family, one by one, from oldest to youngest. Before he could get to Aurelius, the youth discovered the truth, and having interest in the occult, found a spell that restored Corpus’s mind, with the price being that during each blood moon he would sink into madness doubled. With Strigoi bound by nature to kill their families, Corpus was able to hold himself back long enough for Aurelius to flee to a distant land, taking the majority of their family’s riches on his vampiric brother’s insistence before parting. Aurelius swore to continue his research into the occult, and to try to find a cure for his brother’s vampirism, but Corpus never heard from him again; and he never sought him out, lest his curse force him to kill the only family he loved. Corpus lived for over a century afterwards in the empty keep the locals now thought abandoned and cursed, before heading off to travel the world, regaining his wealth and occasionally returning back home to the stone keep castle as it gradually fell to ruin.
Seven brothers, two sisters, a mother and a father, all deceased long ago. Only the youngest sibling, Aurelius, lived to a natural old age; the others all fed from and killed by Corpus after he returned from the grave.
Sonic AU, born in an era similar to Earth’s 17th century, Europe. If I’m roleplaying, he can exist outside of a Sonic AU in an anthropomorphic world.
Light golden-brown fur with maroon points. Red-orange eyes, fangs. Beige belly, muzzle and the inside of his ears with grey tufts around the ear canal. Long, durable and sharp grey claws, which he uses to grip his prey and slash with while fighting; claws on his toes are shorter but just as sturdy. His tail is longer than usual, with tufts at the tips of his tail an ears; an unusual genetic family trait. Usually wears a cocky expression.
His awakened state during a blood moon has his fur turn blood red, with the points becoming darker purple with pale purple streaks. Veins beneath his skin become visible where his fur is the shortest. His sclera turn black, while his pupils turn red with an eerie glow. His claws elongate and become darker, and his clothes and fur become more ragged and aged-looking. His blood thickens to a sluggish brown, bleeds little if hurt and he feels no pain while fighting, and cares little for any injuries he might get. Gone mad, he tends to ramble and occasionally speak in rhyme or sing-song, with an echoing voice.
In the past, he dressed as the nobleman’s son he was, wearing a fine suit with tall leather boots, a silk shirt, a gold band on his tail and brass buttons. In more modern years he switched to a maroon and dark green button-up vest, with brass buttons. His footwear match in colour with dark green socks and maroon shoes with brass buckles, heels and toes, and grey rubber soles. Fingerless gloves match his vest in maroon and dark green. Has two gold rings in his right ear.
Sometimes travels with a sword, dagger or crossbow. Always keeps his polished oak coffin with him, padded with red silk lining and feather down; when traveling keeps his coffin in a long, locking trunk with his belongings to avoid causing alarm.