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Professor Ellis Delany

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  1. #1.1 - Character Theme Celtic Women - The Voice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX2anEXG0eE #1.2 - Main Theme X-Ray Dog - Here Comes the King https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awwz3ZYPm0M
  2. Birth Name: Ellis Delany Code Name: [TBD] Vice: Explorer (Spend Willpower to resist rushing forward blindly in pursuit of a juicy lead, however intangible, with no regard for the consequences.) Virtue: Expert [Academic] (Gain Willpower whenever you teach your chosen skill to someone or whenever you make a particularly impressive showing with that ability.) Inspiration: Daredevil/Stalwart Allegiance: None Age: 38 Gender: Male Ethnicity: Caucasian Nationality: American Height: 5'8” Weight: 190 lbs Eye Color: Grey Hair Color: Blond-Brown Handedness: Right Distinguishing Marks: None General Appearance: With something of a receding frontline hair, fleshy face, slightly portly, Professor Delany seemed like an archetypal image of the collegiate professor. Abilities/Special Skills: Ellis Delany was already an accomplished academic in the realms of world history and cultures, more than enough to secure tenure at Columbia University. After the grant of puissance from the Presence, Ellis has found himself stronger, faster, tougher than he's ever been, with a kind of blindsight and instinctive knowledge of combat and other physical training at hand that at best might be rivaled only by the most rigorous of special forces programs. His professional experience also affords him a fair range of contacts both in Columbia University and the broader scholarly community. Background: Ellis Delany grew up around the world of the learned. His youth was spent in Washington DC, where his parents were members of the National Academy for the Arts and Sciences. This initial contact led to a lifelong love of history. He got his degree from Columbia University and proceeded to demonstrate a capacity to understand various fields of world study. Eventually, after the progressions of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral study, he earned a place with his alma mater as a professor and within several years secured tenure. It was when a friend offered him a chance to tag along in an archaeological dig in Slovenia that had uncovered evidence of a previously unknown culture. Observing the most unusual glyphic writing that dotted passages of the mountainside caverns, something gave way and Professor Delany found himself plunged into darkness. Battered and bruised, disoriented, Ellis heard and felt, something, someone he would later simply label the Presence. An amused voice. “Well, look at you. Mortals. Well, you're never boring. Tell you what, I'll give you power, to escape this gloomy prison and much more. All to do with as you wish – just use it.” Ellis' found the hazy blackness become more distinct and defined, and that was only just the beginning as he found his way out and back outside to the group. Back in New York, he has much to think about...
  3. Birth Name: Ellis Delany Code Name: [TBD] Vice: Explorer (Spend Willpower to resist rushing forward blindly in pursuit of a juicy lead, however intangible, with no regard for the consequences.) Virtue: Expert [Academic] (Gain Willpower whenever you teach your chosen skill to someone or whenever you make a particularly impressive showing with that ability.) Inspiration: Daredevil/Stalwart Allegiance: None Age: 38 Gender: Male Ethnicity: Caucasian Nationality: American Height: 5'8” Weight: 190 lbs Eye Color: Grey Hair Color: Blond-Brown Handedness: Right Distinguishing Marks: None General Appearance: With something of a receding frontline hair, fleshy face, slightly portly, Professor Delany seemed like an archetypal image of the collegiate professor. Abilities/Special Skills: Ellis Delany was already an accomplished academic in the realms of world history and cultures, more than enough to secure tenure at Columbia University. After the grant of puissance from the Presence, Ellis has found himself stronger, faster, tougher than he's ever been, with a kind of blindsight and instinctive knowledge of combat and other physical training at hand that at best might be rivaled only by the most rigorous of special forces programs. His professional experience also affords him a fair range of contacts both in Columbia University and the broader scholarly community. Background: Ellis Delany grew up around the world of the learned. His youth was spent in Washington DC, where his parents were members of the National Academy for the Arts and Sciences. This initial contact led to a lifelong love of history. He got his degree from Columbia University and proceeded to demonstrate a capacity to understand various fields of world study. Eventually, after the progressions of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral study, he earned a place with his alma mater as a professor and within several years secured tenure. It was when a friend offered him a chance to tag along in an archaeological dig in Slovenia that had uncovered evidence of a previously unknown culture. Observing the most unusual glyphic writing that dotted passages of the mountainside caverns, something gave way and Professor Delany found himself plunged into darkness. Battered and bruised, disoriented, Ellis heard and felt, something, someone he would later simply label the Presence. An amused voice. “Well, look at you. Mortals. Well, you're never boring. Tell you what, I'll give you power, to escape this gloomy prison and much more. All to do with as you wish – just use it.” Ellis' found the hazy blackness become more distinct and defined, and that was only just the beginning as he found his way out and back outside to the group. Back in New York, he has much to think about...
  4. Professor Ellis Delany

    MAGE20 - Paint It Black

    Aja focused on the knot of magick at the center, and realized he was seeing something very bizarre. "It's pooling. Not moving anywhere, because it isn't even truly here. No Tass forming... like all we're getting is a reflection, not the actual energies. Could well be what you suggest, Cade." Aja didn't really deal with spirits well. He dealt with physical, informational and human realities not these... things.
  5. Professor Ellis Delany

    MAGE20 - Paint It Black

    "It rather depends on how territorial they are." Aja pointed out. "And let's be honest, they're not particularly part of the compact the Chantry made with the other supernatural powers that be in town. So from what I've been told, if they object, we be polite, walk away and kick this up to the higher ups. We don't start a fight." Penny had told him enough horror stories about werewolves in combat. And they didn't really have silver in tow.
  6. Professor Ellis Delany

    MAGE20 - Paint It Black

    "I said when we were done with the Nodes." Aja repeated to Kaitlin. "There's still others left to connect. I don't think we should be juggling both tasks at once. So, if you would..." Annoyed, Kaitlin loosened her grip and Aja pulled his hand free. "Something a friend of hers picked up, Cade. Like I said, when we're all done, I'll show you."
  7. Professor Ellis Delany

    MAGE20 - Paint It Black

    While the majority of the women broke off to investigate the bar, Aja let out a breath and glanced around. Just him, Cross, Cade, and the twins. "So, while they're doing the thing, we can share stories. Who wants to tell how they got to New Orleans first?"
  8. Professor Ellis Delany

    MAGE20 - Paint It Black

    Aja ignored Cross' hedonistic fixations and sat down with his laptop and the flash drive. "Besides, I don't drink alcohol. Just order water for me." Aja derisively added before slotting in the flash drive and focusing a mental impulse to keep people from looking at the contents on the screen. It took him only a minute or two to parse through the material in question. His face went pale and shocked, then concentrated with a bit more analytical focus. Then all of a sudden, he ejected the flash drive, closed up the lid and put the computer away in the backpack (black with yellow reflector striping on the sides) he'd designated for transporting electronics. "Kaitlin's friend brought something we really need to look into after the Nodes are fixed." Aja announced, returning the tiny electronic stick to her. His face said clearly he didn't plan on elaborating right now.
  9. Professor Ellis Delany

    MAGE20 - Paint It Black

    "Kaitlin, just because I spend so much time around the laptop doesn't mean I take it to meals - unless I'm eating by myself." Aja explained to her in between plates of food. He pocketed the flashdrive. "I'll take a look at the contents later and get back to you." Because for one, it was a Trinary-based model, not particularly advanced the way many more made by the Adepts were, but sufficient enough to handle a number of supplementary programs Aja used from time to time. And it had a lot of important files, games and other items on there. And he couldn't help the fear that Kaitlin would break it by accident. Physically. Aja already had enough dealing with the complete change of location and life involved straight from Lexington to Burlington to New Orleans on the other side of the United States. He supposed Cross' suggestion made sense, though his slang seemed to be going over Aja's head and into the ocean. Aja decided he would bring his laptop and handle Kaitlin's nugget of information there as well.
  10. Professor Ellis Delany

    MAGE20r - AFTER THE STORM CHARACTER THREAD

    Name: Aja Klarfeld Concept: Modern Magi Sherlock Holmes Motivation: Bring the world to a better place. Affiliation: Virtual Adept Essence: Pattern Demeanor: Activist Nature: Loner Sex: Male Age: 24 Exp: 0 Physical Traits: Weight: 165 lbs Height: 5'6 Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Dark Blond Handedness: Left Background Aja Klarfeld always grew up a little bit different than everyone else. When a baby, he was reading off words from soap bottles. In elementary school, he was put in a GT (Gifted and Talented) program and demonstrated results well ahead of his classmates. Aja was highly creative and well-read approaching a college level when he was just 10. But he had a number of sensory issues, difficulty with social rules and picking up on cues. At a young age, he was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. While over the years he worked to overcome his challenges, it seemed that from move to move, middle school to high school to college, he became more and more without friends - at least in the flesh. Online, he had more friends of a sort, mediated by the membrane of text and images, allowing him to communicate and socialize on his own terms. One of them was Penny. Over the strain of junior year, Aja began to see images, information and sensations that he couldn't easily make sense of. Increasingly thinking he was unwell, Aja accidentally overdosed on a bit more Advil than he would have in a less tired and stressed state. Finally, he woke up, only to see Robert Downey Junior, in his Sherlockian role sitting in his chair and looking back at him. "Once you eliminate the impossible, what remains, however improbable, must be the truth. But you know, Aja, the definition of impossible isn't quite what you think it is." That was when Aja Awakened. In the morning, logged in on a weekend chat, Penny messaged him on face to face Skype, asking how it felt. That was the beginning of his introduction to the Virtual Adepts a couple years back. Aja took to it all like a fish finally finding water. He began to employ his abilities to make change in the world. The young man's personality and interests did not incline him to a front seat in the spotlights - Aja gathered information and worked on more subtle applications of influence - be in in the Ascension 'cold war' against Technocratic fronts or just against organizations, people or injustices he wanted to bring down. Penny remained his confidant and closest friend, and when an opportunity arose in New Orleans, while she knew it would cause major changes in his life, she pushed Aja to take a place in the Astraeum Chantry where she thought he would be an important asset. Appearance: Aja is a young man of slightly below average height, wearing glasses. He is generally possess a thin mustache and definite beard, but with his irregular shaving patterns, he may range from a recent clean-shaven to more thick and profuse with facial hair. A dimple often appears in his right cheek when he smiles. Personality: Aja possesses a vibrant kindness and passion for his interests and work that is apparent to anyone in front of him. He demonstrate a deep curiosity and eclectic interests in things ranging from various forms of fiction, drama, mysteries, history, literature and more. Yet at the same time, he is fundamentally an ISTJ personality, cemented by the high-functioning autism he possesses (and chooses to keep unmentioned). Extended, large-scale social interaction is emotionally tiring for him, he has a number of sensory issues, and at heart he would prefer to interact with people at the one step remove provided by the Internet and information technology. And Aja is more self-reliant, trying to plan and do his best to arrange his efforts to improve the world by himself on a focused step by step, issue by issue progress, focused chunks. Neither is it easy to step into the unfamiliar or unprepared. Focus Sheet Experience Log
  11. Aja had barely swallowed his shock and horror enough to stare at her. "Name one reason we should listen to you."
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