Reginald Bartholomew Chamberlain IV - Anantya
Birth Name (Name Guidelines): Reginald Bartholomew Chamberlain IV
Aliases: hardly. If pressed he'll be the V or VI or drop his middle name
Place of Birth: Dorset England
Age Real and apparent) (see the age breakdown for vampires here, see the real/apparent age calculator for werewolves here) born 1840 turned 1866 appears mind to late 20s - 179
Current Occupation: antiques dealer
Past Occupation: (If different from above)
Hair Color: dark chocolate brown
Length and Style: it was long brushing over his collar and with a neatly trimmed mustache, he's lost the mustache shortened the sides and the back a bit and wears it neatly slicked back
Eye Color: hazel
Skin Color: fashionably fair
Height: 6 foot even
Body Type: lean elegant rather a swimmers build
Wolf Form (Werewolf - please read first): N/A
Description (if an NPC) or name of your creator/gifter(if a PC) ( Please be as specific as possible, who your creator/gifter was, why he chose to change you, where is he/she now?): Margaret Grey born 1485 (sister to Elizabeth Grey who was the mother of John Dudley 1st Duke of Northumberland and grandmother to Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester). Margaret was turned by Dougal Mac an Fhleisdeir for her connections to the British throne, close enough to easily integrate but on the fringes so easy to over look, she made a good source of information for The Night. She still is but is in India now. She turned Reginald for very similar reasons. He was the second son of a noble family but was in with Berttie's fast set and very popular at house parties. It was all going quite well until his older brother (the one with the title and money) sent Reginald off to the American west to check on the property his bride brought with her.
1. Describe your character's personality - aloof, arrogant, entitled, confident
2. Describe how your character would appear to a stranger aloof elegant upper class very Bruce Wayne kind of polish (or to quote his 'cousin' an arrogant insufferable prick)
3.What does your character like? Art, anything high end, tea, antiques, luxury/sports cars
4. Dislike? Hates cellphones he'll use them but finds them loud intrusive and obnoxious, traffic jams, most modern/pop music, florescent lights, IKEA, door to door salesmen, monkeys
5. (For humans) Describe what abilities you see your character having if they were turned.
6. What are your fears? (please choose and explain 3 minimum)
Ocean travel - he didn't really like it before, he just disliked being out of sight of land and having limited options during daylight but having survived the sinking of the Titanic he can't stand it and didn't do much intercontinental travel after that until air travel
Being part of/forced into the lower class/being broke - if he was perfectly honest with himself Reginald would admit he isn't sure he knows how to live without money or privilege but he'd more likely say he has no idea how to relate to or survive amoung the riff raff
Elevators - cannot stand them they are small they can get crowded you have no control. Unless he has to go more than five floors he will simply not use them (more than five floors and he might wrinkle his clothes, scuff his shoes or be late)
7. What is your character's strengths and weaknesses? (please pick 3 minimum of each and explain in detail how and why this affects your character)
Confident - once Reginald has made up his mind he is quite sure of himself and will not have his plans of beliefs easily changed or shaken
Educated - graduated from both Oxford and Cambridge in his life time and has, since being turned, continued to actively (although not continuously) persue undergrad and graduate degrees in multiple subjects (not a fan of physics, biology, or most branches of mathematics, prefers chemistry, history and art)
Detail oriented - all the I's are sorted all the T's crossed. When buying a new antique he will check all the province the makers mark the bottom of drawers and the wood the canvas is stretched on to find any repairs inconsistencies or forgeries
Arrogant - Reginald has a tendency to believe he is smarter and better than most people and doesn't always bother to disguise that fact
Controlling - unless he considers you a superior or at least an equal Reginald has trouble remembering people have free will be has a tendency to try and dictate how they do things especially if they will affect him
Snobby - hates to deal with anything he considers beneath him wether that be cloths a car a hotel or a person
Abilities (Listed here) command and Psychometry
Flaws (Listed here) picky eater - still rather resentful of his older brother and prefers to take it out on people who remind him of Cornelius
Abilities - Listed here (Include Tier Points) -
Flaws - Listed here(Include Tier Points) -
Hobbies & Skills (for more information, read here)
Fluent in Latin French Spanish Italian Portuguese
Passable in Mandarin and Hindi
Excellent darts player
Excellent card player
Enjoys dancing (mostly traditional ballroom but can manage a ruhmba tango or the like)
Cosmetic Traits(Distinct, character defining physical attributes. These should be minor and offer no real power other than to make your character appear more interesting.) Nothing particular does still speak with a pronounced upper class English accent
Quirks and Habits worthy of mention - always wears a wrist watch always keeps his phone on vibrate or silent
Personal History 3rd person (1st is acceptable) but please be as detailed as possible, this can/will affect your rp with other players.
Reginald's father, Andrew Joshua Chamberlain, was the fourth Viscount of Weymouth, a reasonably old and prestigious title. This would have been ideal if he had been the heir, but he was the spare. His older brother Cornelius was the one to inherit the title and what little fortune was left and he took every opportunity to lord this over Reginald. (The title has since become one of the many 'invisible viscount' titles. Of course most Americans and even most modern Brits don't know this so he will occasionally lay claim to the title.)
Fortunately they were both sent away to school and rarely saw each other. It was at school, Trinity College, Cambridge, that Reginald met Prince Albert (later King Edward VII) the two formed a very solid friendship. Reginald of course took every opportunity to hold this over his brother.
Reginald honestly felt he was ahead of the game even after Cornelius married one of the very rich American heiress that were flocking to England hunting titles. He was quite happy to gad about with their new found money popular with the house party set and keeping company with the charming Margaret Grey.
Irritated with his brother's pointless existance and expenses that he considered excessive Cornelius cut Reginald off. Very sensitive to her favorite suitor's moods Margaret offered to support him. Confused, as Miss Grey had absolutely no interest in marriage, but in no position to decline Reginald accepted. Eventually she told him what she was and as her family's influence had long since faded she offered to turn Reginald so he could take her place near the throne and in court circles. Reginald accepted.
Recognizing that it would be beneficial to learn the comings and goings of another (more respectable) part of the government Reginald made amends with his brother. Happy to be able to provide information to Margaret and the clan from both the Prince's set and (through his brother) the House of Lord's as well as having both Cornelius and Margaret keeping him in hounds and horses cigars and brandy Reginald was quite content.
Right up until his brother decided he should earn his keep and demanded he go to the American west and check on his bride's new holdings (her father had died and she was the sole heir). Reginald tried everything he could think of to get out of it but his brother wouldn't be budged and he conceeded.
The west wasn't as bad as he thought, not that he enjoyed it at all as everything was so course and common, but what passed for their upper crust just accepted his natural superiority. He found he had fantastic amounts of influence in law and politics and none of the responsibility which suited him quite well.
Still after several years he was more than happy to go back to England. Eventually though things went rather sideways. His brother had sons so any chance of being the heir was dashed. Edward VII's reign was short and the mood of the court changed with the George V taking the throne and he wasn't welcome. Still family connections and money meant he was never too far out of things and the disinherited second son opened enough doors in America to let him form his own network.
Eventually he settled into life rather straddling the Atlantic. He's finally decided that he's spending enough time in the states to purchase an estate and is spending some time over seeing it's restoration.
Player name (online is fine) - Mike
Other Characters you play - Pak Valentine Ambrose and a cast of others
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