AMATHEON - SIDED WITH GIA (CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD)
PLAYED BY: firstname.lastname@example.org
FULL NAME: Raymond "Amatheon" Rivard
RACE: Human/Chimaera Hybrid
HANDS OF POWER: Astral Flame
combination of the various Chimaeran species and the demonís power have
blended into a strange ability that grants Amatheon control of a unique
element resembling a shimmering blue flame. The astral fire is under his
complete manipulative command, and manifests as a blazing aura surrounding
his mutated right arm)
MERITS: Amatheon is a master of hand-to-hand combat, as well as a
expert. His various modifications grant him enhanced abilities if he feeds his Kindred urges, otherwise he is little
more than a regular human. He is Devoted to Gitanne and cannot nor will not go against Gitanne's
will or the wellbeing of the Noblesse family.
FLAWS: Devotion to Gitanne, Amatheon cannot
and will not go against Gitanneís will or the wellbeing of the Noblesse family.
The only exception is his devotion to finding Mariusí killer(s), an endeavour which overshadows all other ambitions. Also,
Amatheon questions his own humanity and his reluctance to feed battles with his thirst for the power
of the Chimaera. Often, after long periods without feeding, his scarred body
and mutated arm appear as he loses control over the very slight form of
glamour he uses to hide his disfigurement. He also suffers from long bouts of severe depression, nightmares and fits of rage
that result from the constant psychological battle with the demon inside him.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Amatheon is six feet
tall, bald, and appears extremely fit. He has bright green eyes and heavy
scarring across his body. Feyan elements in his body allow him to disguise much
of his scarring and hide his thickly muscled, clawed and coarsely haired right
arm, with the exception of nights bearing a full moon. Demonic markings
decorate the insides of his forearms as well as much of his chest and back, side
effects from the introduction of the demon into his body.
HISTORY: Born Raymond Jacques Rivard, Amatheon was a member of the International Crisis
Aversion Initiative in the First Encounter Assault/Recon division since its
conception. Unfortunately, no record exists of precisely when the Initiative
was founded. ICAI was a little-known effort by several members of the
international community to assemble an army to be used in the intervention of
potentially large-scale civil or international conflict. The FEAR unit was to
be the tip of the ICAI spear, the first unit to enter a potential operation zone
in order to either end the conflict swiftly, or to gather information for
large-scale involvement. On the surface, the Initiative was all it promised,
and was directly responsible for the quelling of several violent disputes.
Beneath the public addresses and peacekeeping missions, however, the ICAI was
involved in experimentation that involved specimens which were, at the time,
unheard of in common society. The true purpose of the ICAI was the protection
of the civilized world from the creatures that existed, officially, only in
During a routine reconnaissance sweep of
Mongoliaís eastern border, Rivard was severely wounded, suffering a partially
severed spinal cord which resulted in the paralysis of his right arm and
impaired cardiorespiratory function. He also suffered from a deep laceration on
the side of his neck and was experiencing strange symptoms that left non-ICAI
medics perplexed. He was successfully evacuated, however, and using technology
years ahead of mainstream medical practice, stem cells were extracted from a
captured Kindred subject and injected into Rivard.
Due to the nature of his treatment, Rivard was reassigned to the Chimaeran interests division of ICAI,
taking on the alias ďAmatheon.Ē The Kindred cells reacted with his human
physiology, healing his damaged spine completely, but also cursing him with the
Kindred thirst. Careful study and examination revealed no ill effect from
prolonged blood starvation, but feeding resulted in heightened senses and
abilities, almost equal to those of a legitimate vampire. It was during this
assignment following his examination period that he met Marius Noblesse.
Intrigued by Marius, Amatheon
grew attached to the Noblesse King and became an unofficial member of the clan.
On more than one occasion, Amatheon was a strong factor in the defense of
Mariusí life; acts of skill and bravery which Marius awarded with a position as
member of the Ravens. As a Raven, Amatheonís time was devoted to Marius and
this increased presence in the Noblesse family introduced him to Mariusí
daughter, Gitanne. The two enjoyed a brief time as lovers, until the death of
Marius announced the beginning of the end for Amatheon. Crushed by the death of
his friend, Amatheon was dedicated to bringing those responsible to justice,
even after accepting the honour of becoming Giaís Guard Captain.
During his time in the Noblesse
Court, Amatheon frequently retired to the ICAI medical labs for days at a time.
His surprising resilience to the Kindred cells had made Initiative science teams
curious. Over the course of several years, testing continued with the
introduction of tissues from various species of Chimaera. These procedures were
minor, and many samples were rejected by his system despite his strengthening by
the Kindred DNA.
Less than a
year after Mariusí assassination, a rumor began to circulate concerning the
identities and location of Mariusí killers. In blind haste, Amatheon set out to
bring them to justice. His hastiness triggered a trap set to eliminate the
Noblesse Queen, instead nearly killing Amatheon. Luckily, the ICAI maintained
close surveillance of Amatheonís actions, and unbeknownst to his lover and the
rest of his adopted clan, Amatheon was rescued from the wreckage. Rushed to
emergency medical attention at the ICAI headquarters in St. Petersburg, more
drastic trials in Chimaeran modification were deigned his only chance for
survival. Thorough grafting of lycanthropic muscle mass into his damaged right
arm resulted in the mutation of the appendage into an unsightly but powerful
construct, and the introduction of Feyan and Unseelie genetics through blood
replacement and surgical implantation of damaged systems, combined with his
already well-developed Noblesse genes, began to grant him strange new powers.
Once his body
was stabilized after many months of treatment, a new subject was brought in to
be tested on his heavily engineered system. An artifact had been found locked
away deep in the catacombs of an ancient cathedral, a blood stone, possibly the
last in existence, recovered by ICAI extraction teams. The small gem was home
to the soul of a powerful demon, captured hundreds of years ago by the long-dead
clergy of the cathedral. When the stone was exposed to the psychologically weak
Amatheon, it shattered and the demonís soul merged with the various Chimaeran
grafts and implants that composed his physiology, those parts most sensitive to
Officially, the man named
Raymond Jacques Rivard was killed seven years ago. In the time that followed,
Clay was named Captain of the Ravens and life in the Noblesse clan and the
entire Chimaeran world continued as it had done, until one particularly close
assassination attempt on the Queen of the Noblesse drew one dark figure
inexplicably back in the direction of his former lifeÖ
Recently he has returned to New York City and to the Noblesse Household.
However, much has changed. Clay is now Captain of the Guard and Gitanne
isn't quite the woman he left seven years ago.