Járnskáld's Characters
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(Template-blend: β, Shared template: σ. Any of the templates in any of the below categories can be template-blends or shared.)

α: (άτομο, "person, individual") - 'Main character' templates; they are setting- and genre-agnostic.

η: (ἥρως, "hero") - Heroes; require specific setting, genre, backstory, or trajectory.

θ: (Θηριον, "beast") - Monsters; require specific setting, genre, backstory, or trajectory.

ι: (ίνδαλμα, "idols") - Gods, deities, and uniquely magical & powerful beings; require a lot of setup

ρ - Retainers: Familiars, family, and followers of 'leader' templates, loathe to appear independently


τ - A type of similar characters; share personality, priorities, mindsets, and some backstory elements, but would not alt as each other.

υ - Untemplated, but might template

φ - Sidekicks; too boring, stationary, and/or unfriendly to template

χ - Unthreaded characters

ψ - Retired.

ω - Settings/worlds, empty

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Template: α Deaton

Protector and friend of the Hale family- sometimes part of it. A veterinarian, or otherwise an expert in healing and dogs. Surprisingly knowledgeable about whatever secrets the setting holds.

Template: α DM

Māhealani/, Margo/Almas/Farid

Socially adept but misanthropic. Mostly interested in pursuing their own academic interests rather than interpersonal drama. Not your trophy.

Template: α Serpent

Jackson: Big man on campus. Convinced that a rich, lawyer father and a fancy car make him important. Sore loser. Very likely to turn into something he regrets, especially something he can't control. Vizier.

Junior: Distances himself from his father, aspires to be a bigshot lawyer, someone important. Very likely to commit to something he regrets, especially when faced with forces he can't control. Sidekick.

Template: α Victoria

Willing to go to great lengths to avenge real and imagined slights. At her most effective (but also most vulnerable) when protecting her people.

Phase 1: Moves from place to place, always finding a way to survive. Manipulative, flighty, cunning.
Phase 2: Protects her family so that the darkness of reality will not touch them. Trades cunning for pragmatism.

Template: η Alchemist

Screennames: Alliteration


Template: η Banshee σ

Group: Changeling

Smart. History of mental illness, notably paternal grandmother. Bad relationship with father, related to same. Divorced parents. Psychic, especially in ways connected to death- related to mental illness.

Cluster A: Lydias pretend to be dumber than they are. They remember their grandmothers well, and inherit their powers.
Cluster B: Lysanders pride themselves on their intelligence. Their grandmothers left them with painful memories, and their powers come from another source.

Does not appear without a local Harley.

Template: η Braeden

A skeptic who reluctantly becomes a believer. Mercenary who's not letting this Masquerade keep her out.

Template: η Chay-Ara ~ Hawk σ

Hawkeye: Superhero. Fights aliens, monsters, and criminals, without much discriminating between the categories.

Hawkgirl: Reincarnating badass. Has a designated nemesis- the immortal spirit that is haunting a close friend.

Part of the noble tradition of maintaining the masquerade (and frequently, hunting the monsters that plague society, even if they're people), although they don't always know it. Want to change systems for the better and will follow those who know how to do so. Always questioning received wisdom, although a bit too ruthless when mercy might be more appropriate.

Cluster A: Perfect emissary, in the dark; guarded but generous.
Cluster B: Perfect scion, knows the family secret; hidebound but honorable.
Cluster 1C: Perfect hunter, knows the family secret; predatory but protective.
Cluster 2: Perfect commander.

Template: η Derek

A history buff and good athlete. Frequently gets his family killed. Marked by grief, full of misdirected rage, and not nearly as good a teacher as he could be.

Template: η Doppelgänger σ
Template: η Exile σ
Template: η Fred
Template: η Kurt
Template: η Mal

Live as an animal for a good portion of their childhood.

Template: η Marin
Template: η Parrish
Template: η Peter

Youngest, weakest, underestimated. Seeks power. Willing to kill family and friends to get it, willing to drink it in like a plant in sunlight otherwise.

Template: η Scott

De facto leader. Empathetic, compassionate, idealistic. Makes peace by sheer force of will.

Template: η Titus σ
Template: η Walker

Final girl, scream queen, or apocalypse maiden. Walking dead, vengeful ghost, or bloodsucking fiend. As long as they're the last one standing. If they have to turn into a monster to do it, they will.

Template: θ Antediluvian

Blind, which only made his senses stronger. Burned idealist, who wants to destroy the idealists he admires, whether they be lovers or students.

Template: θ Darach

A former ambassador between the strange and the mundane. Betrayal, followed by attempted murder. But she's something else now- better, stronger, as monstrous as they are- and she'll make them pay.

Template: θ God-King
Template: θ Hudson

Early trauma results in someone who comes across as friendly, sociable, and kind, but underneath is simmering with resentment at the people who've hurt them, and has an obsessive streak besides. Likes to watch people and quote plays.
Somewhat in love with their childhood best friend.

Template: θ Kate

Kate: Younger child. Child of Aurelius and Gerard.

Template: θ Kyrios

The acting head of the family. Wants to live forever.

Argent- General; carries on spouse's tradition of saving people, hunting things. An outsider to their grand tradition, but enforces it with an iron fist.

McAlistair- Inventor; profits off a system of servitude in order to get married

Template: θ Liber

A little too sexually liberated. Hedonistic, self-indulgent. Likely to attract a cult of personality.

Template: θ Piper

Does not appear without a local Listener.

Template: θ Quentin

Depressed nerd who can't quote cope with reality. Wants to be the Chosen One, and will end up finding his way into the story- even though destiny and fate aren't on his side.

Template: θ Ric

Born in a body that doesn't work. Takes the first chance they can to change it. Sarcastic, bitter, a rake/seductress waiting to pounce.

Template: θ Riley
Template: ι Celestial + Kira
Template: ι Null
Template: ι Pax
Template: ρ Bearer

First and foremost a disappointment to their father. Follows Pathos.

Screennames: Conjunctions and prepositions
Keywords: Things that are inherited (from their parents, by their children)

Template: ρ Briar

Not a very loyal, loving sibling

Template: ρ Cora
Template: ρ Disciple

Of God. Here to serve.

Template: ρ Diviner
Template: ρ Ennis
Template: ρ Hodge β

Follower of Val (vivids)

Template: ρ Isaac

Loves his abuser. Not a woobie. Will fuck you up if you make him think. Often found near a Hudson (tyrian), Ava (storm), or Kol (storm).

Template: ρ Melissa
Template: ρ Rafe
Template: ρ River

Adventure archaeologist. Professor. Married to a terrifying force of power, whimsy, and inspiration.


Template: ρ Sheriff

Stilesdad. Sheriff. Grew up with an abusive father.

Template: ρ Stiles σ

Sarcastic, neurotic, joke machine. Coldly pragmatic but also impetuously immature. Selfish. Protective of their circle of people.

Template: ρ Talia



Template: τ [2223]

Learning how to navigate this mess one book at a time. Has a grand destiny; did not sign up for it.

Template: τ David
Template: τ Dudley
Template: υ Nemeton
Template: φ Beacon Hills NPCs
Template: φ Hayden
Template: φ Josh
Template: φ Mike
Template: φ Other NPCs
Template: φ Planescape NPCs
Template: χ Unthreaded
Template: ψ Retired
Template: ω Empty
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Template: ω Worlds, Fanfictional
Template: ω Worlds, Original
Template: ω Worlds σ