Sapphire in a Sea of Blood
Young politician. Very Persuasive, and deceptively dangerous.
- Win a bar bet.
- Win a bar fight.
- Discover the origin of my magical staff.
How old are you? 26
Who is your best friend?
He doesn’t know many people in Austin. He’s made some casual friends on the Davis campaign, but nobody he’d see socially. When he cut ties with law school, he left behind some friends.
Tell me about your family? parents? siblings? how often do you communicate? where do they live?
Grandfather is a respected Judge in New York. He arrived at Ellis Island, with his parents, at the age of 6. The family has deep roots in Ireland, county Cork. Grandmother is deceased. Father is a district attorney in New York. Mother works as a legal analyst. Liam has one older brother, Samuel. They are Irish twins (two siblings born 9 months apart). While close when they were growing up, they have lost touch over the years. Samuel became a Marine and is often deployed overseas.
Are you religious? what’s your theism? if not, why?
Raised Catholic, Liam has essentially lost his faith. He had a period of exploration with Neo-paganism throughout college, and poured over mythologies from Pre-Christian Ireland. If asked, he would identify as an agnostic and leave it at that.
do you have any disturbing secrets?
Liam’s shillelagh is a family heirloom which is over 200 years old. His great-grandfather brought it from the old country, one of the family’s few possessions. Liam always knew it had an aura about it, almost like a form of consciousness. He believes that the item is protective, but also fears giving it any more energy. He has not discussed this with family or friends, believing they could call him crazy.
what do you do in your spare time?
Volunteering and odd jobs. Granddad would call him a “Tinker.”
where do you work? what’s your income? and if it’s over minimum wage what bills keep you from having dots in resources?
Liam was always expected to become a lawyer. There was added pressure when his brother went into the military. He recently dropped out of law school and has taken odd jobs as he moved around the country. He worked as a logger for a season, and has done some hot tar roofing and tended bar. He found his way to Austin about 6 months ago. He was drawn into local politics, and is currently working on Wendy R. Davis’s campaign for Governor.
what is the worst thing you’ve done?
Dropped out of law school, turning his back on family tradition.
what is the worst thing you can imagine your character doing?
Liam would kill someone, but only in self defense.
what is the most traumatic thing that has ever happened to your character?
He was once jumped by three men as he was leaving a Boston pub. He was able to drive them off with his shillelagh, but suffered some cracked ribs and an a severely bruised jaw. This was the first time he’d ever used it as a weapon.
what supernatural event has your character forgotten?
When he first used the shillelagh, the spirit within it called him by name.