Character Sheet for Samuel 'Sammi' Montebank
Sammi, Fairy-boy (Lupe calls him this)
Lithe, blonde, androgynous, and more fae than all of San Francisco... Sammi is the quinnesential fairy princeling.
He's still young, but he makes a living in the mundane world as a stage magician, using his ice magic in his shows to the delight and amazement of the mundanes who never seem to question just how he's able to drive an icicle through his eyeball with no ill effects.
Ice Magic: Sammi is a fae of winter and snow and thus is able to control such forces. He can conjure something as small as a few snowflakes or as devastating as a localized hailstorm, as well as coat his own body in ice when he needs to defend himself. In addition, he is immune to cold. If he wanted to (and he does, often) he could go jogging naked in the middle of winter in Alaska.
Water Affinity: In addition to ice and snow Sammi is an excellent swimmer and has the ability to hold his breath for a length of time that would shame any Olympic swimmer.
Portal to Arcadia: In an emergency, or if he just wants to visit home, he can open a portal to his grandmother's realm in Arcadia.
Weakness: Like any elemental magic users, the opposite element is especially dangerous to him. In his case, fire. Flames are extremely harmful and even extremes of heat are uncomfortable for him. He's not fond of summer basically. In addition, being a fae, cold iron (hand wrought iron) causes him physical pain just by contact with his skin and an iron weapon that carries an edge is especially dangerous. If his fae blood makes contact with cold iron it ignites, burning him.
Flirtatious, confident, out and proud, and he doesn't care who doesn't like it.
He's quite able to handle himself in most any social situations, hell he makes his living on stage after all. He's also quite comfortable being very open when he flirts with men or other boys. If someone gives him trouble he'll laugh in their face and freeze their balls to their legs.
- Being on stage (My audience loves me!)
- Stephy (He's my little brother now.)
- Cold weather (When it snows I'm in my element... literally.)
- Dawn (Freaking Wonderlanders...)
- Fire (GET IT AWAY! FIRE BAD!)
- Hot weather (I'm meeeeelting!)
The group first encountered Sammi during their stay in Texas, Stephy and Trixie going to one of his magic shows where Trixie, under her male guise as 'Tex' was taken up on stage to be the 'audience volunteer'. Sammi, of course, made no attempts to hide how much he was flirting with her and gave both her and Stephy backstage passes to come visit him in the dressing room after the show.
Once back there he continued to flirt and toy with Trixie until Stephy, his jealousy getting the better of him, lashed out with his wind magic. It almost came to blows, mage style, before Nelen crashed their party and split them up. He was able to sense their magic from halfway across Houston.
Despite this, neither one of them was willing to let go of their grievances and decided to settle it with a sort of 'who can out fabulous the other' contest, using a gay bar owned by an acquaintance of Nelen's as their 'battleground'.
They put on a show there for Arja, Simoni, Dawn, Drusilla, and Trixie (Nelen was outside with the club's owner, discussing recent developments around Houston) and, afterwards, they wound up getting over their rivalry and becoming friends.
Later, after the group had returned to India, Sammi ran afoul of some of his grandmother's guards after receiving a 'request' to pop into Arcadia for a visit. His grandmother, being a true fae, was potentially dangerous and Sammi didn't want to risk her deciding he should stay in Arcadia even if it meant turning his body to ice and putting him in the castle as a piece of statuary, so he ran into the hedge with her soldiers in hot pursuit.
Sammi sent out a call to Stephy, but instead of being able to escape into the boy's dreams, the spell went awry and pulled Stephy into the Hedge with him. Fortunately Dawn managed to tag along and was able to help the boys escape into another of their friend's dreams. They hopped through Drusilla's dream (beating the snot out of Franklin), to Nelen's (debating supernatural life with Merihim in a bar), and into Arcadia proper where Sammi hoped he could find a gateway back to the mundane world... but unfortunately they wound up in his grandmother's territory.
Sera, Sammi's grandmother, is a fae queen of winter and took an immediate liking to Stephy, finding him 'adorable' and 'too cute for words'. Stephy, to his detriment, found himself enamoured by her motherly disposition and treatment of him as well as heavily influenced by her glamour.
Sera forced the group to come back to her castle but Sammi was able to distract her long enough for Dawn to make her escape, hoping she could bring back reinforcements before she managed to ensnare one of them.
He convinced Sera to treat Stephy as a guest in order for her glamour to stop overwhelming him, inviting the boy to a lavish banquet. As Stephy was with Sammi getting changed (he was asleep when he was pulled into the hedge, and so was wearing his pajamas) he commented that Sammi's grandmother didn't really seem evil... just lonely.
Sammi realized that she was just pining to be a mother again as her daughter (Sammi's mother) had recently passed away and, at the meal, Sammi got the truth out of her and managed to reconcile with her... to Dawn's extreme annoyance when she arrived with Trixie in tow for a rescue that, as it turns out, wasn't needed.
Afterwards Stephy was adopted into Sera's family as Sammi's new brother, becoming a changeling himself, and the two are now very close indeed.
Sera (other names unknown): Sammi's Grandmother, a True Fae queen of ice and snow. She has a very motherly disposition and loves to play with children... though she often takes measures to ensure that those children stay with her whenever she can.
Stephen 'Stephy' Montebank: Formerly Steven Fullmoon, he was adopted by Sera and turned into a changeling. He took Sammi's surname, saying he never liked being a Fullmoon anyways.
Michelle Montebank: Sammi's older half-sister. An alchemist who takes after their grandmother.
The world in this story is a sort of alternate earth with a contemporary fantasy mix to it. Supernatural beings and magic exist, but mainstream humanity doesn't know about them.
I take a lot of cues from games such as The Secret World and the World of Darkness series as well as the writings of authors like Kim Harrison and Simon R. Green.
Slender with ice blue eyes and very pale skin. He has long-ish blonde hair and his ears have small points to them.
He prefers more extravagant clothing that he can show off in, silks or very tight outfits like spandex.
He has been known to wear a beret.