PAW Timelines/Character Timeline
No reason you should have to do this on your own, CR. How about we collect the character profiles here and simply list the stories each has a role in like in the Paradise setting? -- Lloyd
- 1 Scott Jameson
- 2 Allan Willson
- 3 Jonas Balfour
- 4 Taylor Miles
Scott Summers Jameson
- Age at onset of TFOR: 35 (November, 2009)
- Height: 2 meters (about 6'7")
- Weight: 102 kilos (about 225 pounds)
- Age Locked
- "Plasma Toss"
- At the minimum temperature of about 200 degrees fahrenheit he can throw close to 100.
- At the average temperature he uses - about 1200 degrees fahrenheit - he can throw about 20.
- At the maximum temperature of about 5000 degrees fahrenheit he can throw one.
- If he exceeds the above stated numbers he risks falling into a coma and even death.
Tall. At two meters tall he towers over most people and his military bearing and toned physique are used to great advantages when he feels the need for it. Overall he looks like someone altered a wolf to stand on two legs and have hands with opposed thumbs. His most distinguishing characteristic is his fur, which is a true black that does not look 'navy' or 'purple' when the light catches it a certain way.
At one time a committed pacifist, Scott's outlook changed when the collapse happened and the world descended into chaos. Not long afterwards he came down with TFOR and his life was saved because he collapsed into a snow-bank in the middle of winter when his temperature spiked.
Because of his pacifist leanings, Scott does not like to resort to violence except when it is absolutely necessary. This has led to numerous tragedies in his life that he keeps trying to atone for. But the NAR's government view him as a natural resource, national treasure and a valuable military resource. That view does not sit well with Scott, so he spends his time in a small city, blending into the scenery and holding down a blue-collar job helping to repair and upgrade the infrastructure damaged and/or destroyed during the collapse.
Scott believes strongly in "The Golden Rule" and strives to treat everyone equally well, because that is how he wishes to be treated. But he was also raised to treat women as though they are the most precious of treasures and he is a perfect gentleman in that regard - almost anachronistically so. He is also a "geek", though he hides it well, and dropped out of college because he got bored with the pace of the professors.
Joined the Pennsylvania Militia in September 2009, not long after the US Federal Government collapsed
Made Sergeant 1/10/2010 and given command of a black-ops group mostly comprised of Teefers called "Havok's Hounds". By the August, 25, 2010 date of the "Greater Pennsylvania Commonwealth" joining the nascent NAR he had gained nearly $2bn CND in bounties (somewhere around 200 of them, none with his actual name) placed by the Canadian Government for his actions in combat. After word of a single bounty of $1bn CDN reached the government of Pennsylvania, he was given a field commission and the rank of first lieutenant. (Note that it was a minor bit of mis-information - no single bounty was ever that large) When the bounties were rescinded and he joined the NAR military he was promoted to Captain and left in charge of his unit.
After becoming a member of the NAR Military he was part of the first major battle on the "New Confederacy", during which three members of his squad were injured and one was killed, when he demanded members of an armored unit of the N.C. Army surrender. The heat-bloom from his response - two balls of plasma at about 2800 degrees C - was recorded by several satellites. Those two balls of plasma completely incinerated the M1 Abrams tank that the N.C. unit was using and destroyed the bodies of the N.C. soldiers. But as a result of that act he spent the next three months in a deep coma.
Currently forced to remain in the NARA Reserves because of the fear the government has of his military skills and TFOR's granted powers. He is "hiding" in Polyton county because he was used and turned into one of the hero's of the nascent NAR. He lives in the hotel next to the bar and spends his days working with Alex Henninger maintaining and repairing the numerous utility lines that run through that part of the NAR.
Allan Michael Wilson
- Age at onset of TFOR: 18 (June, 2020)
- Height: 6' 1”
- Weight: 135 lbs
- Birthday: November 10, 2002
- High heart rate. About 110-130 at rest. 130-230 when active.
- "Phase Shifting"
- At densities under 10 g/cm³, he can go through about 10 feet of the material before passing out.
- At densities from 10-20 g/cm³, he can go through about 3-5 feet before passing out, with extreme discomfort.
- He cannot pass through densities greater than 21. That element being Platinum.
- As he passes through a material, his heart rate will go up considerably. If it hits 250, serious bodily harm can occur, such as a heart attack, or a ruptured blood vessel.
- when his heart rate is between 130-200, his chances of accidentally phasing through something are greatly increased.
An average, just out of high school, first years of college, student. The only thing odd about him is his weight. At 135 lbs, he is much lighter than he looks to be. Mostly because of a high metabolism that he had before the onset of TFORs. He isn't necessarily weak, but many years on ADHD medicine has lowered his weight to almost unsafe levels. He is now working out to try and regain weight. A kind of spindly fellow, his legs and arms are long. Sun bleached blond hair, that is just starting to darken underneath, and blue eyes. His pupils are usually abnormally dilated due to his constantly raised heart rate. He lost his lower right leg during the bombing of his town, and thus has a transtibial, or below the knee, prosthetic leg. The foot looks like this.
His watch works as a heart rate monitor. It starts blinking and beeping at 130bpm, vibrates at 150bpm, and if it ever hits 180bpm, the alarm can be heard over almost anything.
Allan is an atypical nonconformist. He doesn't fit in with any crowd. Raised a Christian in Texas for his young childhood, religion has stuck with him, in varying amounts of focus, for most of his life. His four years of high school in California were the worst of his life. A few years of bad friendship has hardened him against personal relationships. He uses his generally upbeat personality to mask how he feels underneath. Ever since his Father died during a bombing of their small town, he hasn't cried. When around others, he finds it very hard to show any emotions, not just fear or sadness, but happiness too. He hardly ever uses curse words, and never says f*ck, more out of habit than from religious ideals, and is generally very kind to others.
His family moved to California in 2016, his freshman year of high school, so that his dad could go to seminary there. Even before he caught the torch, and later TFOR, he was an outsider. Picked on by everyone, his friends turned into fiends in his junior year. That year was also when he caught BlowTorch Fever. Quick medical attention, and well trained staff were all that saved his life. Well, that and God, if his dad is to be believed. His senior year was better, at least until graduation. In June of 2020, his first phase shift happened as he was walking on stage to receive his diploma. Sinking through the floor in front of your entire senior class and their parents is a sure way to become ostracized. In order to avoid unwanted questions and reputations, his family moved back to Texas, settling in a small town just above Amarillo.
His dad got a job as a guard at the Pantex facility, and his mom started working as a temp secretary. Everything was going great until 10:22 on the 12 of November, 2020. That was when the first bomb hit. There were many wounded, and almost no deaths, but one of the victims was Allan's father. It's unknown what the bombs were targeting, or who exactly was responsible, though the Rangers believe that it may have been meant for the Pantex facility. They hope that no one is that stupid, as nuclear weapons are serious business and any attack on or with them could start a new war.
After spending two years helping to rebuild the town, as well as finishing most of his college education, Allan joins the Rangers in October of 2022 in hopes of finding the party responsible. Rather than join the main armed forces, he works with the intelligence department. Finally finding a use for his computer skills. It also helps that he can walk through most walls. He spends a long time chasing ghosts. It's not until 2032 that he actually finds any concrete leads to the bombing incident, which lead him right into the NAR, to a place called Polyton county.
Johannes Reynard Belford
- Age at onset of TFOR: 16. Jonas refuses to talk about his life before TFOR and if asked about his current age he will only respond with the length of time he’s been a teefer.
- Date at onset of TFOR: December of 2029
- Length: 1 meter (3ft. Tail makes up half of this.)
- Weight: 5.7kg (~12.6 pounds)
- Ages extremely slowly. Jonas ages one year for every 16 that pass, a result of his body "synchronyzing" with a normal human lifespan.
As a fullmorph red fox, his appearance is typical of the species. Fur colouration is a light orange except on his belly, under the chin, and the tip of his tail where it is white. Unlike a normal fox, the fur around his lower legs/paws and the tips of his ears is a light brown rather than black, a remnant of his former hair colour. Eyes are green and he wears specially made glasses to compensate for the natural short-sightedness of his species. His clothing preferences lean towards the ironic, with his favoured design being a paw print motif. Wears a dog collar with a bone-shaped nametag, the front of which only has his name, but his address and emergency contact information are on the back. Chest is not as deep as on a normal fox, and his joints are slightly more flexible. The only parts of his body that are not fully vulpine are his forepaws, which are just flexible enough to be used as hands (though he lacks thumbs) and his throat, allowing him to speak, but he loses this ability whenever he is in a heightened emotional state, including raised/lowered heartbeat or an adrenaline rush. Technically speaking, Jonas is capable of walking bipedal - he just doesn't unless it seems necessary and as a result most people are unaware he can.
His mind is heavily influenced by animal traits that, coupled with his sensitivity about his size, makes him very timid, but Jonas tries to overcome this by projecting a laid-back and casual personality. Jonas is socially passive but warm and amiable if approached. His preferred self-image is of an untroubled friend to all, and he attempts to further this as much as possible. Inwardly, he retains part of his ego from when he was human and suffers a suppressed sense of inferiority over the limitations of being a fullmorph - though he absolutely refuses to aknowledge these feelings.
Taylor Church Miles
Side note: Taylor was named after the Halo 3: ODST video game character of the same name. By sheer coincidence, Miles is the same last name of Desmond Miles, protagonist of the Assassin's Creed video game and descendent of Altair Ibn-La'Ahad, the famed Assassin in the game. This means that Taylor is another descendent of Altair. What a strange coincidence.
- Age at onset of TFOR: 17 (November 2021)
- TFOR Type: Gray Wolf
- Height: 175 cm
- Weight: 63 kg
- Born: 7 July, 2004 in Kirkland, Washington
- HRM Enlistment Date: 25 July, 2018
- Service Number: [classified]
- HRM Resignation Date: 24 November 2021
- Manipulation of small objects. Taylor is able to accelerate or manipulate the flight path of projectiles such as rounds or the throwing knives he prefers. The projectile affected also heats up a great deal, effectively increasing its damage capabilities.
- However, this only works under conditions of extreme concentration, and takes a lot out of him, even if he doesn't notice it then.
Taylor Miles maintains an appearance similar to that of the average teenager. However, he has a gaze that most find disconcerting or even unnerving, as thoughhe constantly wears a very guarded expression, his eyes are by far the most expressive part of him. What makes them unnerving is the way he looks at people: usually wary, dark, and cold, and they stand out from his otherwise average appearance. He wears a hooded sweatshirt, or hoodie, and jeans, both in dark colors. The hood is usually pulled low over his eyes, so as to mask his identity and prevent people from recognizing him should he be exposed. When confronted, Taylor acts like any teenager would: his youth is his ultimate disguise, the trick up his sleeve that reduces suspicion. Thus, Taylor usually escapes suspicion directly following an assassination. Even after his resignation from the Human Resistance Movement, Taylor continues to dress in this attire, which has become a habit. Taylor is quiet most of the time, preferring to keep his opinions to himself, and would rather watch from the sidelines and gather information from conversations he is privvy to. His presence is unobtrusive, leading people to fail to notice him actually being there, which is a useful skill to the nature of his objectives.
Having been an assassin for the HRM, Taylor has carried out various hits mainly on pro-teefer activists within North America. When he was part of the HRM, he had access to all the equipment they had, though he prefers old-school blades and knives as compared to conventional firearms. This doesn't mean that he refuses to hold a gun; he does know the advantages of having a semi-automatic firearm. Though young, Taylor is heavily armed for each mission. Concealed within his hoodie is his field equipment, consisting of a combat knife, a silenced handgun and an ancienthidden blade which he repaired and utilised. The combat knife was the only thing Taylor has left of his parents after their deaths, and he treasures it greatly. This is the main reason why he prefers knives, though the reason he maintains is that knives are far more elegant than firearms, being both silent and lethal.
Taylor isn't one to tell others his problems. A hard life since childhood has left him dark and cynical and tempered his otherwise rash personality, leaving him far more mature than most his age. Even in times of crisis and stress, he has learnt the art of keeping perfectly, impeccably cool, and he is calm in nearly any situation. As a result of years of hardship, he rarely expresses emotion, having much experience in controlling them, and the only ones escaping him are the strongest. And as a result of relentless training in the HRM and secondary training (both physical and psychological) to be an assassin, Taylor is analytical, calm, logical, and yet a little ruthless. Deceptive and manipulative at times, he is capable of tricking information out of other people, often without their conscious knowledge.
When preparing for a mission Taylor very emotionally detached, willing to do whatever it takes to further his cause. He believes strongly that one life is not a high price to pay for a worth cause. Careful to wrap up loose ends, he makes sure to silence anyone that might jeopardize the mission before executing it. Before missions Taylor ensures that he receives all the intel he requires on the hit, making it a point to recon the place at least twice before the actual attack. Despite his occupation as a career assassin, Taylor has constantly upheld his morals, feeling that what he does is "for the cause" and justifiable, believing that teefers are not people. He has, quite ruthlessly, killed teefers before (though no mass killings, only those who would jeopardize his aims, like those who might expose him), and feels little for it until he actually becomes a teefer and begins to understand that they are people as well. After he quits the HRM, Taylor sees the way he has taken the lives of teefers as his greatest mistake and regret. Having learnt that he had been betraying his own morals all along, Taylor harbours a deep-seated resentment for the organization that deceived him into doing so.
All his life Taylor had been brought up as part of the HRM to distrust teefers, though he never expresses this directly as a human. Displaying anti-teefer sentiments would blow his cover and draw suspicion to him, something that he was trained to prevent. When he TFORed, and learnt the truth about his parents' death, he felt deeply betrayed, and this emotional betrayal has taught him not to trust others again, making Taylor a difficult person to befriend even after he quit the HRM. Secretly Taylor needs somebody to depend on emotionally, but he refuses to acknowledge this, having learnt the hard way not to trust anybody.
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When Taylor was aged ten, he and his parents got caught in the crossfire between teefers and human activists. While Taylor survived unscathed, his parents were killed, orphaning him in the process. He was taken in by a Human Resistance Movement splinter cell (calling themselves the HRM Texas Cell) and was convinced that the teefers had killed his parents. Seeking revenge, he was applied to be trained for combat, and when he entered into training, he was the best and most promising cadet. Despite his young age, he entered into the HRM's academic learning systems, eventually mastering college-level studies, which marked the end of his academic life.
After graduating from three years of HRM military training, Taylor was handpicked to be a assassin, in order to take out key members of the pro-teefer community. As a result of repeated successes, he grew to be a respected and feared member of the HRM, despite his age. On a mission, specifically the Ambrose assassination, he catches the Torch midway and fails spectacularly, eventually ending up taken in by a sympathetic Allan. Initially hostile towards Allan, Taylor is slowly convinced that what he believed was wrong, he ends up turning against the HRM and working against it, resenting the way he was deceived.
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