I’m going to steel Sting’s format for this.

Name: Bandabras
Type: Something related to the water, possibly a water-elf
Other concept notes: I’m trying to re-create and change a little my Dreaming character that I never got to play and didn’t get out of my system, so a lot of things will sound similar. However, I hope that the character will be both different enough and interesting that you’ll forgive my need to finally tell this person’s story.

Bandabras liked to help people. He was raised in South Florida in privilege, the only child of a real estate mogul. You could say he had a nice childhood, spending most of his time walking up and down Lincoln Rd., taking in the culture and especially drawn to the street musicians. And the homeless.

Bandy’s impulse was always to assist in any way he could. He would often, to his father’s chagrin, bring the homeless, drug addicts, or even once an escaped fugitive, home to spend a few days in their large, and otherwise empty house. Even if he could only offer a good meal and a shower, it would be more than many of these people had had in weeks. His father never seemed to understand, and would often pray for strength from his dead mother, who’s bohemian attitudes primarily shaped Bandy’s personality before she passed on when he was seven.

Around the age of 13 he fell in love with surfing, and his father, encouraging some activity that didn’t involve bringing derelicts into their home, spent thousands of dollars paying for lessons, equipment, surf trips, and eventually competitions. Suddenly, his trips down Ocean or Lincoln were replaced by a hectic schedule of shows and Opens, and his private school education was replaced by a private tutor.

Around the age of 20, Bandabras was back home and decided to take a tour of his old haunts. While walking down Lincoln, he came across a woman playing the violin and fell instantly in love. Which is why, when a robbery of one of the nearby boutiques turned violent and a wild shot hit her only minutes after his arrival, he rushed immediately to her side. Little did he know that he can drawn her attention, and, when the ambulance arrived and took her away, that she would visit him in his home later than evening, taking him for her enjoyment to her homeworld.

After Bandy finally escaped, having realized that this woman could never love him and only saw him as a toy, possibly a pet, he decided that the best way to use his knowledge and money would be to help those others who found their way back through the hedge. When he came back, it was to find that his father was gone, and control of the family fortune mysteriously passed to him, so he opened “Bandy’s Home for Lost Runaways” in Orlando as a half-way house for escapees from the Others.

(Note: This makes a lot of assumptions on the nature of the Others, so there could be drastic changes to this, and there will be more details later, but these are the basics)

Other notes in the fae realm: Bandy would have been happy to live as a pet for a while, but eventually that would have worn off. His quiet rebellion would be to help others escape, or at least listen to their troubles.

Potential ties: Jake’s “Round table” so far. And a few non-specific, “Let’s create character ties,” suggestions that I’m sure will fill out as more information becomes available. Considering what he does, there are several built-in connections for people who don’t want many details.

All above details pending to change.

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