Garion

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Awakening PC

Player: Bernie Metzger
Path: Obrimos
Order: Adamantine Arrow ••
Legacy: Tamer of Fire
Position: None
Consilium: None
City: Columbus, OH
Cabal: The Accord of Seasons
VST: Joe Auerbach

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Birth Name: Toby Cooper

Shadow Name: Garion

Sleeper Alias: N/A

Offices: N/A

Quote: "Get behind me, I'll protect you."

Timeline

July 29, 1984 – Toby Cooper is born in Manchester, England to Matthew Cooper and Alice Crawley while they were visiting her family in her hometown. His parents had been looking a place to live while staying at the family house.

April 30, 1988 – Moved back to Columbus, OH where father was from. Lived out in the suburbs due to Anti-Magic field.

August 10, 1988 – Started school in the Reynoldsburg school district. Due to prior home schooling from his family in England, he was placed in the 3rd grade.

August 12, 1988 – Mother started teaching him about things outside of the typical curriculum. He started learning things that are not really taught in schools along the lines of ghosts, and mystical beings.

December 24, 1989 – First notice of magic around his mother during a Christmas Eve break in. Didn’t know what it was at the time, although his father seemed shocked. Stayed awake to listen to both watch for Santa Clause and listen to parent’s hushed argument. Most he didn’t understand or remember until the future.

April 28, 1993 – Father took him to a rural area to teach him how to shoot. Found that he had a knack for guns.

June 19, 1994 – First junior shooting competition. Came in first with a 96% accuracy. Second place was at 76%.

February 11, 1995 – Parents moved to Dublin, OH due to his father getting a job offer in the Police force there. His mother drove him to his previous school to finish out the school year.

May 20, 1996 – Father was hit in accident while on duty as a cop. Broke leg in such a way that he never fully recovered. His father still walks with a limp.

August 23, 1996 – Competed in a National shooting competition was the youngest at the competition. Came in 14th place with an accuracy of 73%.

August 24, 1996 – Began training his accuracy more to improve on the national level.

September 2, 1996 – Started High School early after skipping 8th grade.

July 14, 1998 – Participated in a shooting competition where he came in 2nd place after almost two years of intensive training. Became qualified to compete for a placement on the US Olympic shooting team.

July 15, 1998 – Decided to not keep his dual citizenship so he could compete on the US Olympic team if selected.

October 23, 1999 – Received notification that he would be an alternate on the US Olympic team.

September 14, 2000 – Arrived in Sydney, Australia to compete in the 2000 Summer Olympics.

October 2, 2000 – Returned to Ohio after staying for the entire Olympics.

June 2, 2001 – Graduated from Dublin Coffman High School. Had not applied to college due to wanting to work and save money instead.

July 20, 2001 – Continued competing in shooting competitions. He soon began regularly placing in the top 5 at the competitions that he competed in.

July 29, 2002 – Received his grandfather’s Zippo lighter from World War 2 for his 18th birthday. Began playing with it when zoning out, or contemplating things.

August 13, 2002 – Became a bouncer at a bar in downtown Columbus. Due to occasional muggings in the area he was permitted and encouraged to carry a gun. Decided to attend Concealed Carry License classes.

April 19, 2003 – Moved from working at the straight bar where he was working to a gay bar. Started to realize that he liked the “scenery” better, and wasn’t quite sure to make of it.

June 30, 2003 – Competed in the Olympic Qualification round for the 2004 US Olympic shooting team. Missed the qualification by one spot.

September 28, 2003 – Came out to his parents as gay. Was relieved when his parents didn’t freak out. His parents were actually happy for him.

October 19, 2003 – Decided to apply to Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio for Psychology.

April 15, 2004 – Received a notification that the alternate that beat him out for the Olympics had become injured, and he would be taking their place.

May 20, 2004 – Accepted to The Wright State University in the Fall of 2004.

August 11, 2004 – Arrived in Greece for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

August 26, 2004 – Left Greece early from the 2004 Summer Olympics to continue working at his newest job at the gay bar.

September 2, 2004 – Moved to Dayton to attend school at Wright State, and work at another gay bar while in school.

March 18, 2005 – Awoke to the Obrimos Path while asleep in his apartment. While he was dreaming it was almost as though he had seen the light of a fire surrounding him along with the crackling of a fire. Soon he realized that the sound and the light was coming from him. There was a tower in front of him that called to him. After he signed his name on it, he awoke and felt that something had changed in him. While exploring these weird feelings, he accidently almost set apartment on fire.

March 19, 2005 – Dropped out of Wright State University to return home since he didn’t know what was happening to him, but remembered things like this happening around his mother when he was younger.

March 20, 2005 – Subtly hinted to his mother that something was wrong. She noticed the change in him, and knew what it was. She introduced him to the world of the Awakened, along with the orders. He takes the shadow name Garion.

April 15, 2005 – Returned to his job at the gay bar in downtown Columbus feeling weird now that he has been connected to the Supernal and no longer has access to magic in the area, however due to having worked down there in the past, he was not worried about losing it.

May 31, 2005 – Decided to learn more about the Adamantine Arrow from his mother when he is not working, and she also has free time.

July 29, 2005 – Turned 21, and proceeded to start smoking cigars as he got several from various friends he’d made as bouncer at the bar.

July 30, 2005 – While outside the anti-magic field he started experimenting with his influence over fire. Soon decided to work on this almost exclusively when not inside the anti-magic field.

October 31, 2005 – Finished being taught the meaning of being a member of the Adamantine Arrow by his mother.

November 1, 2005 – Was placed in an Ordeal to join the local Adamantine Arrow. Passed and became an initiate of the Arrow. His mother was pleased, and asked him to occasionally help out at the Arrow prison located in the anti-magic field.

January 1, 2006 – Asked to work at the Arrow prison for the first time due to a member having had too much on New Year’s Eve.

March 20, 2006 – Earned the nickname Flame to a few of the local Arrow due to his penchant to smoking cigars, and playing with his grandfather’s Zippo.

April 28, 2006 – Decided to not compete in the competitive shooting circuit anymore.

July 28, 2006 – Learned of his mother’s Legacy while on a low-key shift at the prison from one of the fellow Arrows.

July 29, 2006 – Asked his mother to teach him the ways of her Legacy knowing that he could be a leader to those who need it, along with his affinity toward fire.

November 29, 2006 – Works his first shift at the Arrow prison with his mother. He impresses her with his ability to help the others on duty.

November 30, 2006 – After several months of trying to become his mother’s apprentice, she finally allows him to become her apprentice after working the shift with him at the Arrow prison.

April 14, 2007 – Moved from his parents house in Dublin, to his own place downtown forgoing the typical reluctance of the local Awakened of living in the anti-magic field. He knows that he is able to handle himself without relying on magic to defend himself from everything.

August 26, 2007 – Met Zephyrus while working at the bar, and recognized each other as Awakened through their sights. He proceeded to offer Garion a position as a body guard for him.

September 2, 2007 – Quit his job at the gay bar to start working as a bodyguard for Zephrus.

January 3, 2008 – Meets a guy, Albert Romero, who he likes a lot. They go on their first date with him while not working at either the Prison, or as the bodyguard.

February 14, 2008 – He and Albert start to go out, and Albert moves into Toby’s apartment.

May 26, 2008 – Becomes the head of security for Zephyrus’s business.

August 25, 2009 – Albert is killed by a gang member who had tried mugging him. He was shot, and the gangs “calling card” was carved into his forehead.

August 26, 2009 – News of Albert’s death reaches Toby.

September 2009 – Contemplates going out after the gang that killed Albert.

October 2, 2009 – Realizes that while the revenge is worth it, he doesn’t need it to fulfill his life.

October 3, 2009 – Became a full member of the Tamer of Fire Legacy when his mother has felt that he has enough control of his magical talent, and knowledge of when to use it along with when not to.


Inspirations

Nico from Necessary Roughness.

Michael Weston from Burn Notice.

Opie Winston from Sons of Anarchy.

Character Description

Stands at 6'1" usually wearing jeans, t-shirt with a skull, bandanna, and leather jacket now with a red trident with "Prosepect" written underneath. He has dark brown hair that's usually tied back in a ponytail under the bandanna.

Nimbus

A radiating heat coming from his body that grows more intense when casting spells. There's a mirage like effect when it's incredibly hot.

Looking For

Possible relationship if chemistry is correct.

Arrow Allies who can travel easily.

Rumors

Searching for the cause of his mother's mental breakdown, along with her Mentor.

Second in command of a secret Arrow Prison inside the now defunct Anti-Magic Field in Columbus.

Quotes

"The What is on WHAT?! Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit..."