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Dead Before Daylight is an Alternate Universe Urban Fantasy role play in a world where supernatural creatures and humans exist side by side – at least, some of them do. Creatures like witches, pixies and satyrs live and work as openly as any human. They commonly hold positions of power in government and are afforded every right and protection.

Other creatures are not so lucky. Those believed threats to humankind and other benign creatures are still persecuted and oppressed. Beings like vampires and werewolves are still forced to live largely in hiding, as they are not afforded the protections of law.

Such blacklisted creatures have created a haven for themselves in the small city of Dawnbreak; but their sanctuary is becoming increasingly threatened by the arrival of outsiders. In the meantime a menacing power is lurking in the forests and increasingly beginning to threaten the town as people begin to go missing, and mangled bodies are beginning to be discovered in and around the woodlands.

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Judas Callian played by this person

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Last Post: Jul 16 2018, 03:17 AM
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Basics

  • JudasNickname
  • DragonSpecies
  • MaleGender
  • 1233Age
  • MarriedRelationship Status
  • BisexualSexuality

Appearance

Apparent Age: Forty-nine
Height: 6'3"
Eye Color: Icy Blue
Hair Color: Very light blonde
Judas' human appearance indistinguishable from a standard human. He is fairly tall with a fit and somewhat muscled build. He has a fairly pale complexion, and his hair is kept short. His human form has no scars, tattoos, or other distinguishable markings. He generally keeps a very clean looking appearance with some higher standard for himself. The majority will see him on duty, and so normally in uniform. Otherwise he seems to keep a standard of business to formal looks in public. He's most often wearing dark colors or something in blue. He generally projects a proud and confident demeanor.
A large and sturdy dragon. His underside is a cream color which gradients up into a gold and then red color over the top and his back legs. The spiked ridge down the back of his neck is cream colored with almost black red spikes and outer edging. There is a scar on the left side of his face that ends close to his eye from the fight with his wife Kirana's killer.
Eye Color: His dragon form retains the icy blue eyes of his human form.

Personality

Judas is on average easy to get along with. He presents as confident, but sociable.

History

Judas was hatched as the first son of Marrik and Nikheva, the heads of an old dragon family who lived among the wealthy nobility of the time. Hatchling Judas was not the quickest in development. Particularly clumsy and he gained his human form at six rather than four. When Judas came into his own and finally did meet the necessary milestones he was all the stronger for the extra time it took to get there. By adolescence he was caught up with standard expectations and exceeding them. He maintained the Callian’s reputation of strength and prowess, much to the satisfaction of his father's pride. He was trained not only as a warrior to protect the family and to survive undetected among the humans, but also groomed to one day take over the flock as the eldest son. A place in the world that he didn't immediately accept the idea of, and often suggested to his father that his brother would fit better. For fear of failing the family, or wishing for freedom from the responsibilities, he wouldn't clarify which even today.

By the hatching of his third sibling, a brother named Silas, Judas was charged with helping in the raising and training of his younger siblings. In an era where dragons were fiercely hunted, it was an important responsibility which reigned in a free spirited young Judas somewhat. Especially after the loss of their younger sister before she reached maturity, and then one of their adult brothers not too long after in a fight with an enemy dragon family. It wasn't much longer after that that his own parents fell victim to dragon hunting, throwing a still resistant and hot headed Judas into larger roles. Suddenly the flock looked to him for guidance and protection, as did the village which his father had previously presided over. He wished he had paid more attention to his father's lessons.

Judas was forced to become his father. Despite their disagreements in the previous years and his fathers harsh coldness at times he respected his elder and sought to make himself worthy of following in his path. It was around this time that he met Marasia. She and the remnants of her flock came to Lisandor, the village in the mountains which the Callians looked after, seeking refuge. Judas was enamored with their daughter and debatably only accepted them into his flock because of his desire to eventually be with her.

It seemed to work though. Eventually he and Rasia married. Her parents were more than happy to hand her over for marriage to a Callian, particularly the leader of the family. They had the fortune of actually falling in love on their own in the process. She was a quiet, thoughtful, and strong individual. She balanced Judas’ loudness and quick anger of the time fairly well. Their first born of the eventually large family was named Marrik after Judas’ father. It was after the laying of their first egg that Judas really settled into the more serious demeanor that he is known for today.

Lisandor was a fairly secluded location, protected by the then numerous Callians and an old established wolf pack, it was a safe haven for supernaturals of the era. Their location meant only daring travelers and traders bothered them on average. It was upon leaving the safety of Lisandor that the elder Callians had fallen victim to dragon hunting… and those hunters on average never made it home either. Within their walls Judas began to feel a degree of invincibility. And why should he leave? His task in life and family were all in that castle like home in the mountains. He had everything he wanted, material things and a family and social life he was more than proud of. He had several sons before their first daughter was hatched.

Zera, a particularly troublesome name for Judas’ memory. His first daughter hatched and grew into a massive golden colored dragon who rivaled her fathers superior size in the family. She was trouble from the start. Always struggling to follow directions and fit in with the family around her. Stubborn as two of Judas and with an angry streak that made young Judas seem calm. Her adult self didn't settle down either, rather growing in confidence. She grew to resent the other peoples of Lisandor for keeping her father's attention and protection, suggesting that the Callians as the superior species shouldn't have been wasting their time protecting the “lesser". Judas refused to accept her point of view and remained his course. Judas was stubborn, and well these people were like extended portions of his family by that time. He was protective.

So he saw his first daughter leave his life in a less than pleasant manner. She was not exactly the biggest concern he had, as dragon hunting was only getting more fierce. Niko, a loner dragon whom had worked for Judas and made his way to friendship, warned him not to doubt her. But Judas was short sighted in the time, dealing with immediate threats rather than attempting to predict the future. Unfortunately, Niko was correct and Zera returned. Returned with the very hunters which Judas had fought to keep out of Lisandor. Judas caught Zera in the middle of the invasion as she murdered her own brother. Two of his children fell to Zera’s claws herself, another fell to her followers. Zera set his village to burn, his people to suffer, and killed members of their own family… yet he couldn't make himself kill her. Instead he crippled his daughter’s daughter’s wings and he and the family completely disowned her. Exiled her and left her alone and injured out in the world despite her insistence that she would finish what she had started since Judas refused to see the light.

A sister of Judas fell to her injuries soon after all had died down, and Judas finally lost it. The massive and grieving dragon set fire to the next human village he found in search of where the attackers had retreated to, finding himself responsible for just as much death and destruction… if not more. After his rampage, the Callians and the remainder of Lisandor became a closed off and unwelcoming group. They remained that way for quite some time, avoiding further major disasters as much as possible.

Many years gone by, generations came and went of the mortal species. The world around them changed, the human population grew and came dangerously close. After having survived the dragon hunts of the middle ages, and avoided further losses of family since Zera’s massacre, he began to feel untouchable. Along the way Judas had learned just about every trade possible to relieve his boredom. He could be a tailor, a blacksmith, a cook… he learned to do just about anything he could. He felt good about his life and the family.

250 years ago, an egg was laid in winter. Wasn't the first, although they hadn't had much luck with the survival of such eggs compared to those of the summer. It was fairly typical, but Judas was a realist and at first tried not to become too hopeful. Rasia was excited though. Ever the optimist. Judas began to share in her excitement for a while. Except a new and changing world brought a new set of struggles as their isolation fell apart. Judas had become too comfortable and too invested in his blood family… he began to feel untouchable and hiding in the back of his mind memories of his own child’s attack on his home. He let his guard down.

To this day, he still doesn’t know [i]why[/i] it happened. The assumption could only be that they came for the egg. Judas stepped away from their home. It wasn’t far nor unusual but it was an opening. He will never forget Rasia’s screams that rang through his mind. Of anger, terror, pain. Judas dropped everything and returned home with a ferocious temper that had been unseen since Zera’s attack. The hunters who came for the egg had caught Rasia off guard and knew what they were doing… but they were not expecting the mass of angry dragon that was Judas in that moment. There is not a regret he has in the suffering he caused the hunter thieves. Tearing them apart was still too kind in his mind. And no amount of pain inflicted on their attackers would change the fact that he was too late to save his beloved…

The only thing that held him together in that moment was the egg. The safe and still alive egg which Rasia had given her life to protect. Judas was more invested in the hatching of this egg than any previously, his last connection to what was lost. When the hatchling was stable enough, Judas picked up the entire family that would come and took off from Lisandor, for good. He could not bear to remain there without her, nor take the risk that the attackers had friends who knew about them as well. He left his eldest son Marrik to maintain the Callian hold on the village, but Judas himself didn’t look back.

Judas settled them as far as he could in the Alevskaya region, very close to where Dawnbreak would eventually be formed. Judas carved out a bit of property for his family, well aware of the werewolves who had also settled in the area with the same motivation to avoid humanity and make a place of their own. Wolves were no strange thing to Judas, and he had no quarrel with them. He would not interfere in pack affairs and territory, so long as they did not interfere with him or his family. A rule which he strictly enforced among his family. With the exception of joint interests or mutual threats, the Callians remained isolated and kept to themselves in the early years.

When the town of Dawnbreak was officially settled as far as the humans were concerned, Judas came out of his hiding to make a place for himself in the town. More importantly, he worked to do what he could to ease the tensions cause by the introduction of humans and other creatures into the area. Not that he particularly wanted humans there, nor did his presence and involvement likely do much for the packs either. Callian himself will claim a part in keeping the supernaturals safe and unrecognized by the humans as long as they could, as well as part of forming some law and order among the settlement between the species, as Judas had no particular allegiance except to the area. What his exact influence was in those years is left to interpretation. He has remained in fairly good standing with the wolf pack, and at first grudgingly with the local hunters (who eventually proved to be unlike his wife’s murderers, but he still keeps a close eye on them).

Judas has been an officer of Dawnbreaks law enforcement since the department’s formation. Dawnbreak is his home, and keeping it safe from threats inside and out became a priority for Judas. Especially as it was once more something to value and a purpose in his life beyond surviving and taking care of the family.

Today the Callian’s remain mostly concentrated on their original property although some of the family have spread out further. Some across the world. The main home on the property is a massive and traditional style mansion which clearly tells of the old wealth in the family, and the property itself is not small by any means. Bordering on a lake and forested area, Judas keeps the place as secluded as he can for both his family’s safety and privacy and the fact that he enjoys nature itself. Trespassers are not tolerated and invitations to visit are few and reserved for the most trusted. The property also has stables among other smaller buildings and a couple of smaller homes. The family are not only comfortably rich to this day, but able to be self sufficient were the need to arise. Judas himself has recently officially married his old friend Niko, who was there for him throughout his grieving over Rasia and the move. He has also raised one or two of his grandchildren, but had no more of his own.
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