|Blake Riviere (Scenesys ID: 966)|
|Name:||Lady Blake Riviere|
|Apparent Age:||345||Actual Age:||345|
|Date of Birth||05 May 1675||Played By||N/A|
|Hair Color:||Black||Eye Color:||Blue/Red|
A former bride of a powerful vampiress now out on her own for the last couple of centuries. Adjusting to the modern world, Blake has hit the radar of certain organizations, their knowledge of her requiring the odd 'trade' to keep them from making her immortal life a little more difficult.
1675: Born in Europe to aristocracy, Belle Riviere lives among the upper class in a time of war and upheaval, but is kept mostly sheltered from the dangers and lives a relatively happy childhood.
1690: Having been matched to a suitable husband, Belle is sent across Europe east towards Austria. The journey is met with delays and takes nearly a full year to complete.
1692: Having barely met her 'husband' who is off at war, Belle is left to manage at home in the running of his estates and quickly excels at the maneuvering needed to 'play the game' while feining the more demure mask.
1693: Belle Rivere disappears from her estate and is thought kidnapped, taken by the devil himself or to have ran away with some unknown lover. Rumors circulate for months.
1693: Having drawn the eye of a powerful and old vampire for months, Belle Riviere is taken and turned, becoming a vampiress herself and a 'bride'.
1740: As time marches on after decades of hunting and feeding on humans, her maker's 'Thrall' begins to fail on Belle as her own powers begin to develop.
1758: After the attack of a vampire hunter leaves her 'master' weakened and desperate, he attempts to feed on Belle to restore his strength but is overpowered. Belle instead is able to consume her maker and is freed entirely from his influence.
Early 1800's: Belle spends the next few decades travelling and experiencing the world, surviving by moving and keeping to the background as she learns all that she had missed while locked away.
1860: Taking up the identity of 'Blake Riviere', the vampiress travels to America. When the civil war breaks out, Blake works as a nurse, surviving by feeding on travelling soldiers and those near-death.
1900's: Moving around the countryside, at the begining of World War 1 she once again takes on the role of a 'nurse', this time travelling along with the American forces. She does not partake in the fighting, but makes use of her knowledge gained to provide care where she can.
1940's: With the Nazi invasion of her home country, Blake returns to France and joins the resistance against the occupiers. While she partakes in sabotage and other more standard 'tactics', stories move through the german army of a beautiful woman that lures soldiers away into the dark to never be seen again, or of some terrible shadow that kills entire platoons in the night. Blake's activities are discovered and eventually tracked by the Intelligence organizations that would eventually form SHIELD and ARGUS.
1965-current: Blake strikes a deal with SHIELD, working as a 'consultant' under agreement in exchange for assistance in covering up the 'paper trail' of immortal living in the modern age.
While perhaps slightly twisted by time, Blake is herself a caring person. She wasn't willingly turned into a vampire and she very much considers her time as a human special. Even though she requires human beings as 'food', she's still extremely protective and charitable for those close to her.
Immortality can be quite boring and lonely without other people to make it meaningful.
Knowing (or at least believing) that she is stronger, faster, smarter than most humans, Blake's view of her own ability leaves her to be quite competitive when it comes to her shortfalls or when she is 'outmatched' be someone whose abilities excede her own.
Like most vampires, Blake can quickly regenerate from any physical damage inflicted on her. Blunt trauma, blades, and even bullets have little effect on her, although they are still as painful as they would be a normal human. Crippling or debilitating injuries take longer to heal from (Likely lasting through the scene they occur) and may require her to feed once more before she can recover fully.
Fangs and Feeding:
Blake has a set of retractable canine fangs classic to a vampire, useful as a weapon for simply biting with her vampire physiology for the feeding she requires to live. With these can drain large amounts of blood in a short time. This bite generates an effect intended to subdue the victim and leave them compliant while she takes her fill. Through enzymes generated after feeding, she is able to 'seal' the bites, preventing her victim from bleeding out if she wishes for them to survive the encounter. Victims of suitable willpower or psychic ability can resist her attempt to drain them, overcoming the 'hypnotic' effect. (OOC consent based power for player characters.)
By meeting the gaze of a victim for a few seconds, Blake can cause them to become mesmerized, rendering them more suggestable and leaving her able to implant hypnotic suggestions or enthralling them for a time, although those with Psychic ability or particularly strong wills may resist this. (OOC: Consent based power!)
Like the classic 'Dracula', Blake possesses the ability to shapeshift, turning herself into a Wolf, a swarm of bats or even into mist. These powers however falter under daylight and thus can only be utilized at night.
Blake was turned by an ancient vampire centuries ago. This leaves her with an increased resilliance to physical trauma and does not age. She also possesses traits physically superior to an average human, able to lift up to 50 tons with ease and run up to 50 miles per hour. To maintain her existance and these powers however, Blake must consume the blood of another living thing for nourishment.
Blake possesses supernatural levels of senses. She can see in complete darkness, detect blood from dozens of meters away and hear at levels capable of detecting a heartbeat from across a room with suitable concerntration.
Acrobate Du Beau:
Part of Blake's travels and experiencing the world was spent spending time learning with the acrobats, gymnasts and trapeze artists of a European circus, the travelling lifestyle suiting her needs and desires well. Blake developed great skill in the high-flying art, allowing her to perform impressive feats of acrobatic ability.
Patron of the Arts:
From both her upbringing and her time as an immortal, Blake has become both a supporter and skillful practitioner of Ballet and several musical instruments. She greatly enjoys music and performance, as it serves as both a touchstone of history and a measure of humanity's culture.
While she has grown to make use of firearms, Blake is well-trained in hand to hand combat as well as the use of knives and other bladed weapons. In a pinch, she can often adapt unconventional fighting styles with an improvised weapon.
Triage and Trauma:
Having lived through the development of modern medicine and worked as a nurse through multiple wars, Atlin has a significant knowledge of trauma and treatment of injury. While she's no specialized surgeon, she's extremely experienced and resourceful when it comes to tending the wounded.
Over time and connection, Blake has gathered an impressive collection of weaponry. She possesses both a vast collection of firearms (with a few favorites) as well as knives and other tools of violence.
While just as much a potential hinderance in their knowing of her existance, Blake has contacts within the intelligence community. While she's considered more of an 'asset' than a member of any group, the right calls made to the right people can assist Blake in gaining the occasional piece of information or assistance in covering her tracks now and then.
Wealth and Comforts:
Thanks to her immortality, travels and a little assistance Blake has managed to accumulate enough wealth to keep herself well-equipped and well housed, although she rarely basks in the same wealth and extravagance as the castle she'd once lived in with her fallen master.
Blake is confident, strong and older than most...and she knows it. This can come across at times as seeming a little 'self-superior', talking down to some people easily out of habit, not something that everyone can put up with easily.
Creature of the Night:
While sunlight is not lethal for Blake, it still weakens her greatly; halving her strength and preventing her from shapechanging. Particularly bright and sunny days can be extremely uncomfortable for eyes adapted to seeing in darkness too!
Hunting horrors, tracking badguys and years hunting Nazi's doesn't change the fact that Blake is a vampire herself. While she might have recovered 'herself' eventually, Blake spent years as one of the murderous 'brides' of a very old vampire. For vampire hunters who don't know her, and even for some who do she's another threat or abomination that needs to be destroyed.
Like any other true vampire, Blake must regularly feed on blood in order to survive. While she can consume 'normal' food fine, only blood provides the nourishment she needs to exist. If she goes too long without feeding this hunger can become overwhelming, running the risk of losing control and feeding on whoever or whatever living thing she can with abandon.
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|Stereotypes: Fact or Fiction||July 30th, 2021||A random encounter has a few people talking about stereotypes, and then one seems to be verified about New York politeness.|
|Interview with the Vampire||June 7th, 2021||Lydia interviews Blake to get the behind the scenes on what being a vampire is like. Things go well!|
|Club Nightlife||May 25th, 2021||Alison and Blake meet and flee Dazzler's fans for a night out!|
|A Chance Encounter||April 21st, 2021||Lydia meets a vampire at a gala at The Met and they hit it off. Blake and Lydia escape the boring event to have a conversation in her limo.|
|Late-Night Snacking||March 30th, 2021||Taste tests, personal chats, and the nature of weirdness in the wake of Spidey's recent events as he spends some quiet time with Blake Riviere.|
|A Night in!||February 23rd, 2021||Blake and Ariah have a little night in and plan for dinner.|
|Birds and Bats||February 11th, 2021||Carrie meets an exotic stranger at the bar and they talk culture, mystery and flirt.|
|A Conversation over Drinks||February 5th, 2021||No description|
|A Pit Stop||February 2nd, 2021||No description|
|Goliaths Win! ...in a riot||January 2nd, 2021||The riot comes to an end. But the questions are just beginning...|
|Late Nights on the Booze||December 19th, 2020||No description|
|A classic night out||November 22nd, 2020||Blake and Ariah go out for a night on the town and meet a familier 'face' before inviting them out for a drink.|
|A night out in a place where nobody knows your name.||November 14th, 2020||No description|
|Nocturnal Interuptions!||October 28th, 2020||Blake and Ariah go for a night out, only to be targeted by a HYDRA hit team.|
|Coffins are too last century!||October 27th, 2020||Slips breaks into Blake's home and discovers the vampiress is still there. Tension abounds and yet blood is unspilled and questions are shared. Things could certainly have gone worse!|
|People in a park||October 14th, 2020||Blake and Bucky meet up in a park and talk about long lives, trauma and how to move forwards after having been at the will of bad people!|
|Unscheduled Connection||September 29th, 2020||No description|
|Darkness and Drugs||September 13th, 2020||Two spiders and a vampiress drop in on a drug deal.|
|Fangs and Physics||August 24th, 2020||Maxwell interrupts Blake during her normal vampire activities. After a quick terse exchange, the situation is resolved peaceful, and Maxwell is out a few hundred dollars to replace a broken window.|
|In Cold Blood||July 31st, 2020||Blake, Ariah, and Johnny Blaze all seek out a potentially vampiric person of interest. It doesn't go very well for that person.|
|Citysoul: A Wound in the Soul||July 13th, 2020||The Heroes of the City gather to witness the birth of a new, dark god ... and get more than they bargained for!|
|Citysoul: No Sleep Till Brooklyn||July 12th, 2020||The Heroes of the City venture into shadow-plagued Brooklyn to save its very soul!|
|Night at the Wick||July 9th, 2020||Blake & Blake meet, share drinks, words and beat down some assassins.|
|The tea is insubstantial when the thirst is for knowledge||June 15th, 2020||Ariah plays a performance of Kaze no Toori Michi for the audience at Cafe Lalo. Then after her performance is complete both Ariah and Blake fail to be fooled by Vivians perfectly normal Human girl disguise.|
|Old Blood||June 12th, 2020||Old compatriots meet by chance after far, far too long. Words exchanged, old evils spoken of, and bonds renewed.|
|An Usual Helper||June 4th, 2020||No description|
|Fangs, Fakes and Freaks||May 31st, 2020||No description|
|The Prince is (Un)dead, Long Live the Prince!||May 9th, 2020||The Prince of New York vampires calls out the Living Vampire for the throne. It...doesn't go well.|
|Fangs Meets Faerie||May 8th, 2020||Glamour sees Blake Riviere in the act of feeding. Vampires are bad, right? Unfortunately, deciding to play hero doesn't really go in her favor. In fact, it's quite humiliating.|
|Fangs and Hellfire||May 5th, 2020||No description|
|Nightlife||April 25th, 2020||Two vampires meet at a vampire club. Imagine that.|
|Late Night With Spider-Man! Featuring a vampire and a valkyrie! Thugs providing chin music!||April 20th, 2020||Dr. Foster gets mugged, but some guardian angels show up.|
|Nightlife in New York||April 13th, 2020||Blake, Tony and Clarice meet, exchange words, flirtation and numbers.|
|Midnight Snacks||April 12th, 2020||Spider-Man interrupts Blake Riviere during her midnight feeding, and each learns a little more about the other.|
|At the dark and eerie park||April 10th, 2020||No description|
|Mugging Monsters!||April 7th, 2020||Jessica and Blake meet, beat some muggers up and have a little chat!|
|Now Recruiting||April 4th, 2020||The Red Hood seeks to swell his ranks, only to be outdone by Beacon, Confessor, and another mysterious lady!|
|Day-swimming and 'Draculina's||April 4th, 2020||Blake and Jade meet. Swim and chat ensures before Blake has a poolside meal!|
|Under Cover and Darkness||March 31st, 2020||Spider-Man gets a visit from a vampire and a very curious universe.|
|Lighting a Spark||March 30th, 2020||Happy drinks. Or a drink overdue.|
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