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2-animated-cartoon-bombStefan Glenn Herschel2-animated-cartoon-bomb
Son of Styx ~ Champion of Othrys
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His mind is in bondage. He is haunted by a great, unsolved doubt. He is one of those who doesn't want millions, but an answer to their questions.
Stefan, a child of Styx, was once the leader of an uprising dedicated to eliminate enemy demigods from Camp Half-Blood. He was meant to be brainwashed to join his former mentor in the Broken Covenant; instead, his memories were left lost, vague, fragile, and vulnerable to the manipulations of other people. Now a sworn Champion of Othrys, it is up to him whether or not he would discover where his loyalties really belonged. He is 17 years of age and bi-curious but his distant personality implies that he's not one to form intimate relationships as of the moment.
Personality
Whether it's a typical trait of a child of Styx, a result of his tragic experiences, or simply because he's brainwashed, Stefan is loathsome to anything that he doesn't agree with. Likewise, he is an aloof individual who is very picky on who he will consider as "friends". He doesn't trust easily and, at the same time, he is easily suspicious of the people he actually trusts. Coupled with his rather volatile mood, he's the type of person people wouldn't approach first. But for some reason, his pragmatism and sense of responsibility adds to his personal charm. He may be difficult, mysterious, and ill-willed at times, but some people actually admire him.

As mentioned before, he has been brainwashed--by a man whom he trusted with his life. As such, he has trouble remembering his past; even if he does, he has a lot of doubts regarding its truth. Although he possesses rational thinking and skills befitting a warrior and leader, he internally has difficulty being confident in his actions. That is why he acts that way, for he fears of being exposed of his darker side. He hasn't told anyone that his memories are messed up, and will opt to search for the answers alone.
History

Stefan Herschel never knew his parents. Although he had a single picture of his father, Jethro, his mother’s face remained a mystery. But for him, his foster father and uncle, Jericho, was his whole life. He was given to him by his true father the night prior to his valorous death in Iraq. It was snowy that night in Alaska, the chill foreboding and ominous. Jericho was the only family member Jethro could rely on, so he entrusted with him the infant Stefan, who was only a few months old. They were both soldiers, you see, and Jericho had to leave the army in order to fulfill his brother’s request. As soon as Jethro left them, uncle and nephew retreated to a small fishing house in Anchorage.

Although it was clear to Stefan that he was not with his true parents anymore, this very fact was the reason he became an outcast to other people. It was either he was pitied or bullied. But of course, Jericho was always there to rescue him. To cheer him up, Jericho would often tell him stories on how he, along with his brother, saved a lot of people and defeated a lot of “bullies” when he was on the battlefield. That was why he looked up to the both of them as brave heroes. And because of that, he had the lifelong dream of becoming a soldier just like them.

During the most of Stefan’s childhood, they were always on the road, driving along the Alaskan coastline, hiking up the mountains, and collecting objects that they would hang up on their house’s walls. As much as they traveled all over the state, Jericho always warned Stefan to never leave without him. Nonetheless, Stefan broke this and a lot other rules from time to time, which only compelled his uncle to tighten the rules. Soon enough, as several years passed, the constant scolding and sheltering created a rift filled with animosity in their relationship.

Now struggling to live his life as independent—or rather, rebellious—as possible, Stefan deliberately stirred up a lot of trouble in school just so that he can enter military school. Along with two close friends, Ian and Benjie, he formed a trio of, as what the British called it, chavs and lived a life of delinquency. What he didn’t know was that his intentions for an enduring dream accidentally set off a chain of events that would screw up his life for the years to come.

By the time he was fourteen, Stefan, along with his friends, finally got the chance to enter a military school in Seattle. The school’s name was St. George’s Lyceum. Jericho, on the other hand, forbid him from doing so, seeing that moving to another house—and another school at that—was a much better option. This threw Stefan in a fit. He packed up his things, stole his uncle’s jeep and went to St. George’s with Ian and Benjie.

Things turned for the worse as a violent snowstorm came their way during the night. Visibility plummeted to zero, and not even a single vehicle passed by on the road they drove on. It wasn’t that long before the snow halted the jeep to a complete stop. Basically, Stefan and his friends were trapped in the raging cold. They slept through the night until the snowstorm subsided several hours later. Stefan got out of the jeep to see if they could drive through the road. He wandered a bit too far until he heard unusual sounds coming from the direction of his jeep.

Upon getting back, he found several harpies trying to claw their way through the jeep, with his friends trapped inside. As soon as he arrived, the harpies turned their attention and made their way to him, talons ready. Instinctively, Stefan ran for the jeep’s trunk and found an ice pick-looking implement. Little did he know that it was made of Celestial bronze. A grueling fight ensued, leaving the harpies in the dust and Stefan badly injured. Ian and Benjie overcame their fear and brought him to St. George’s in order to be treated.

Several weeks after recovering from the ordeal, Stefan, Ian, and Benjie were already training in St. George’s. However, Stefan, demigod as he was, exhibited abilities that surpassed his classmates. A certain teacher, Roland Irvine, was curious on how the young man could acquire seemingly inhuman skills. Every so often, he would talk to Stefan and test out whether or not he was a demigod. It wasn’t long enough before Mr. Irvine confirmed this, and soon enough, he was filling Stefan with details regarding his godly heritage.

After that, he decided to transfer Stefan to an “elite class” that was composed of demigods like him. This class wasn’t included in the official class rosters of St. George’s Lyceum, and had a pretty bad reputation because its students were mostly juvenile—yet extraordinary—delinquents. Truth be told, this special class was some sort of correction or rehabilitation center that prepared these demigods before being sent to Camp Half-Blood.

While military schools generally taught discipline, St. George’s elite class was much stricter, parring the levels of actual topnotch military camps. Aside from the academics, extracurricular activities, and discipline training, Stefan and his classmates were taught on how to fight monsters. Although mostly aloof and taciturn to his classmates, Stefan’s personal charm of sorts turned him into a leader figure of the class. He still preferred to be with his mortal friends, Ian and Benjie, who filled in the gap he felt whenever he was with the other class.

Such was his life for the next year that came, until Jericho came to try and persuade him to come back to Alaska. He explained that Roland Irvine was just deceiving Camp Half-Blood and was actually sending his students to undermine it for a “coming war”. According to him, it would be safer if Stefan came back home with him to avoid the wrath of the gods (The gods’ powers couldn’t reach Alaska.), should Irvine’s plans be foiled. Standing with pride and defiance, Stefan defended his teacher, saying that Irvine was able to provide the things his uncle couldn’t. In the end, Jericho had to leave his nephew with his regrettable decision. But he promised that he would still keep an eye on him.

A few months more came, and along with it were the increasing number of monsters attacking Stefan and his demigod friends. However, Jericho’s warnings still lingered in his mind to the point that he became obsessed on confirming whether or not Mr. Irvine had other intentions for teaching them. The more he followed him around, the more he became suspicious. At one point, in the dead of night, he saw several demigods wearing Camp Half-Blood shirts being taken to a secluded place in St. George’s. Following their footsteps, he saw them being interrogated and tortured by Mr. Irvine.

He snuck around the torture room more and started to regret on not heeding his uncle’s warning. The height of his suspicions reached its peak when he found out that his own uncle, Jericho, had been caught spying on Mr. Irvine’s activities. Armed with a Celestial bronze sword, he ambushed Mr. Irvine in order to save his uncle. However, the teacher, a son of Mnemosyne, was too strong for the both of them. In an unfortunate duel, Jericho was killed. Stefan was spared with several deep cuts, for Mr. Irvine assured him that he would “serve a greater purpose”. The grief of losing his only family left the young demigod silenced, depressed, and exhausted of purpose. After the burial, he decided to fulfill his uncle’s wish and returned to Alaska, where the power of the gods couldn’t mess up his life anymore. Ian and Benjie, who were very much concerned about their best friend, decided to leave St. George’s to help him live his life.

Jericho’s death caused several rumors to spread, including Mr. Irvine’s intentions of infiltrating Camp Half-Blood. It was only a matter of time before these rumors reached the teacher, and thus he started arresting those responsible for spreading them. Most of the students arrested came from Stefan’s class, who secretly knew what he was doing every night. Despite Stefan’s sudden disappearance, their ardent support for him never wavered; however, because of this, they were subjected to severe tortures and interrogation.

The torture of these students instigated a major fight among Stefan’s class and those who supported Mr. Irvine; several casualties were recorded. Some of Stefan’s classmates went to look for him for a few weeks before finding themselves in his humble fishing house in Anchorage. They told him what was happening back in St. George’s, and that his presence and leadership were needed to help subdue the enemy demigods. Fortunately, the news snapped him out of his depression.

Gathering what had remained of his class—about 30—he rallied them to Camp Half-Blood. They first joined as regular campers before quietly setting their plan into motion. A few weeks had passed, and they were able to subdue any demigod suspected of being affiliated with Mr. Irvine—reaching an amount of about 150. Finally, after countless fights and deaths, they were honored at camp for doing it such a great deed.

The good times didn’t last long because Mr. Irvine finally made his move. In one unfortunate night, he abducted Stefan to a secluded place in Pittsburgh. It was sufficed to say that he endured the worst of tortures, not to mention that he was brainwashed by the son of Mnemosyne. Along with him, the ringleader of the uprising, several of his classmates were also captured, tortured, and then killed right in front of him.

Those that remained in Stefan’s class tried to rescue their leader a few days later, but several of them were also killed. Mr. Irvine was taken away by some of his cronies in the midst of the carnage. Although not known to the others, he and his followers had already sworn allegiance to the Broken Covenant, and had resided there ever since. On the other hand, the surviving students decided to hunt down those who were scattered throughout the country, as revealed by Mr. Irvine before he was taken away.

Stefan, who was thought to be dead, was buried in Camp Half-Blood and was considered a hero for leading an uprising against the camp’s enemies. However, while everyone else was snuggly tucked in their beds, he regained his consciousness and made his way out of the ground. But, for some reason, the son of Styx didn’t have any recollection of his heroic deeds. He couldn’t remember how much he made his late father proud for being a soldier of a good cause. His mind was fragile, open, and vulnerable; his memories were seemingly forgotten. Having no apparent direction to take, he left Camp Half-Blood and wandered around for several weeks before stumbling upon The Spire of the Champions of Othrys. After being fed and treated of his wounds, he was indoctrinated with the ideologies of the organization. With his mind made vulnerable due to Mr. Irvine’s brainwashing, he easily accepted such ideologies. At that point, he pledged his allegiance to a group that challenged the very gods whom he used to look up to.

And at that moment, the soldier-hero was no more. He was now a sworn enemy. Whether or not he would discover where his loyalties really lied and fulfill a silent oath he has made to the gods would unfold during his time in The Spire.

Journal
Reason/s for joining the Champions of Othrys:

For all he knows, or rather what others have told him, the Titans are known for establishing an age--the Golden Age--that ushered prosperity to the world. But, at the same time, they are known for waging wars against the younger gods who think that their rule is imperfect. Simply put, the Titans are considered as the "bad ones", and this is the lie that the younger gods are telling to everyone. As a matter of fact, Zeus and his pantheon have more records of corruptness throughout the eras they have ruled than the Titans. And yet, the Titans have to take all the blame. Stefan believes that it is time to show the world that these immature gods are just selfish enough for taking the power away from the Titans--the rightful rulers of the universe.

(Work in progress...)
Basic Info
Full Name: Stefan Glenn Herschel
Titles: Son of Styx
Champion of Othrys
Forsaken Seeker
Current Location: The Spire
Affiliation(s): Champions of Othrys
Camp Half-Blood (formerly)
Current Status: Alive
Relationship Status: Single, not looking
Born or Created On: March 30, 1999
Current Age: 17
Species: Demigod
Nationality: American
Sexuality: Bi-curious
Accent: Neutral
OOC Plans & Info
Owned By: LyreOfOrpheHyus
Inspiration Behind Creation: Loosely based on Cloud Strife and Class Zero; Champions of Othrys event
Love Interests Char/Owner: None
Active RP's: WIP
Created Page On: June 3, 2016
Page Last Updated On: July 21, 2016
Plans: See below
3/6/9 Month Powers: Has 3/6/9 month powers unlocked early with the use of Half-Bloods in History power-up prize

During the events that will take place in the war between CHB, BC, and CoO, the end game for Stefan is that he will remember his past--the true one. From there, he can choose to either defect from the CoO and aid the gods or stay with them and ally with the Titans. In the process, it's highly possible that he will square off against Roland Irvine and his cronies again.

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Stefan Herschel ~ Son of Styx
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"Ten thousand difficulties do not make one doubt, as I understand the subject; difficulty and doubt are incommensurate."
"It's like everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Always. All the time. That story makes you what you are. We build ourselves out of that story."
Character's Bio


 Age: 17  Height: 6'2"  Weight: 168 lbs
 Sexuality: Bi-curious  Relationship Status: Single, not looking
 Birth Place: Anchorage, Alaska  Main Weapon: Celestial bronze scimitar and daggers
 Accent: Neutral Titles: Champion of Othrys, Forsaken Seeker
 – "Now don't let us give ourselves a parcel of airs, and pretend that the oaths we make free with in this land of liberty of ours are our own; and because we have the spirit to swear them,—imagine that we have had the wit to invent them too."

Character's Powers

 Powers of a Child of Styx (has 3/6/9 month powers unlocked early with the use of Half-Blood in History power-up prize):

  1. Children of Styx can cause someone to feel hatred towards them and act savagely for a short period of time, making them vulnerable to attacks.
  2. Children of Styx are able temporarily corrode an enemy's armor/clothing/weapons for a short time, if the corrosion breaks through to skin it has the potential to injure a person. The effects only last for a short time and the longer the child tries to maintain the corrosion the more power it drains from them.
  3. Children of Styx are able to force everyone near them to withdraw all hatred for a short period of time. Once the effects have subsided, they are immune to further effects of it.
  4. Children of Styx can enter and exit the Underworld as they please.
  5. Children of Styx can feel oaths made by others on the River Styx.
  6. Children of Styx have the ability to slightly calm down the hatred of everyone near them, no matter what side they are on.
  7. Children of Styx can cause someone to imagine the person they hate the most, empowering them with fervor to fight; however, this also causes them to be more reckless and lowers their guard.
  8. Children of Styx can bless water to have the effects of allowing whomever dips themselves in it to be invincible to attacks for a very short period of time, all except one spot on the body only known to the child of Styx.
  9. Because Styx is an underworld goddess of the dark river waters of Styx children of Styx have the ability to Shadow Travel, a sort of teleportation; the further the distance, the more energy drained.
  10. Children of Styx can either use their or someone else's hatred to construct a creature, no more than 2 to 3 times the size of the user for a short time to attack for the user, while the creature is attacking the user is incapacitated and the longer they maintain the creature the more energy it drains. The creature's appearance and ability depends on how much hatred the user/person has.

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Powers
Offensive
  1. Children of Styx can cause someone to feel hatred towards them and act savagely for a short period of time, making them vulnerable to attacks.
  2. Children of Styx are able temporarily corrode an enemy's armor/clothing/weapons for a short time, if the corrosion breaks through to skin it has the potential to injure a person. The effects only last for a short time and the longer the child tries to maintain the corrosion the more power it drains from them.
Defensive
  1. Children of Styx are able to force everyone near them to withdraw all hatred for a short period of time. Once the effects have subsided, they are immune to further effects of it.
Passive
  1. Children of Styx can enter and exit the Underworld as they please.
  2. Children of Styx can feel oaths made by others on the River Styx.
Supplementary
  1. Children of Styx have the ability to slightly calm down the hatred of everyone near them, no matter what side they are on.
  2. Children of Styx can cause someone to imagine the person they hate the most, empowering them with fervor to fight; however, this also causes them to be more reckless and lowers their guard.
3 Months After Character is Made
  1. Children of Styx can bless water to have the effects of allowing whomever dips themselves in it to be invincible to attacks for a very short period of time, all except one spot on the body only known to the child of Styx.
6 Months After Character is Made
  1. Because Styx is an underworld goddess of the dark river waters of Styx children of Styx have the ability to Shadow Travel, a sort of teleportation; the further the distance, the more energy drained.
9 Months After Character is Made
  1. Children of Styx can either use their or someone else's hatred to construct a creature, no more than 2 to 3 times the size of the user for a short time to attack for the user, while the creature is attacking the user is incapacitated and the longer they maintain the creature the more energy it drains. The creature's appearance and ability depends on how much hatred the user/person has.
Traits
Skills & Weapons
Special Skills: Swordsmanship, marksmanship, powers, tree-climbing, leadership
Preferred Weapon: Celestial bronze scimitar (turns into a dog tag) and several daggers
Strengths: Offensive, tall height, stamina and endurance, and brute force
Weaknesses: Defensive, temper (also a strength at times), he's not that proficient in pole arm weapons
Quests/Missions Led: 0
Quests/Missions Been On: 0

Now don't let us give ourselves a parcel of airs, and pretend that the oaths we make free with in this land of liberty of ours are our own; and because we have the spirit to swear them,—imagine that we have had the wit to invent them too.
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Possessions & Favourite Things
Bedroom: A single room in the Spire
Pets: None

  • Dog tag that turns into his scimitar
  • His favorite parka

Likes: Being alone; parkas and other furry winterwear
Dislikes: People being too touchy and personal
Colour: Black, midnight blue, dark purple
Music: Indie rock
Food: As long as it doesn't contain peanuts or soybeans he's fine with almost anything
Animal: Lion and wolf
Book: He doesn't read much
Quote: WIP
Drink: Monster
Song: The Struggle by Grizfolk
Movie: Flight
Sport: Rugby
Other Favs: {{{other}}}
Appearance & More Images
Model: Nick Robinson
Gender: Male
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Brown
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 168 lbs
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Handedness: Right-handed
Shoe Size: 12
Blood Type: AB-
Voice: Bass
Distinguishing Marks: Various scars on the chest and back
Body Style: Athletic
One Word to Describe: Mysterious
Best Physical Trait: WIP
Worst Physical Trait: Scars
Mental/Emotional State: Seems stable
Things to Change: Not too quick to adapt
Mental/Emotional disorders: None
Medical Problems/Ailments: Dyslexia and ADHD; allergic to peanuts and soybeans

Family & Childhood Info
Mother: Styx
Father: Jethro Herschel
Creator: None
Half-Siblings: Other children of Styx
Full-Siblings: None
Other Relatives: Jericho Herschel (Uncle/Foster father)
Home: Anchorage, Alaska
Earliest Memory: WIP
Best Memory: WIP
Schooling: Public (until 2013)
St. George's Lyceum (military school, 2013-2015)
First Kiss: None
First Love: None
First Sex: None
Other Firsts: Monster attack: Harpies when he was 14 y/o

  • Styx, mother

General Info
Nicknames: He doesn't like nicknames
Native Language: English
Character Flaw: Isolation, doubt, loathing, and lack of confidence in his actions
Fears/Phobias: Being exposed of his dark secrets
Hobbies: Strolling and/or exploring the outdoors, being alone
Personal Motto: WIP
Things He Won't Do: WIP
Most Admires: Jericho Herschel; Roland Irvine (formerly)
Most Influenced By: Jericho Herschel and Roland Irvine
Moral Compass: Not sure
Most Important Person Before: Jericho Herschel, Roland Irvine
Most Important Person Now: Himself
Reacts to Crises: Calmly
Faces Their Problems: Practically
Reacts to Change: Not too quick to adapt
Alignment: Chaotic neutral
Dream Job: Not sure
Current Job: A member of the Champions of Othrys
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There's a reason that murderous hatred has to be taught--and not just taught, but forcibly implanted. It's not a naturally occurring phenomenon. It is a lie. It is a lie told over and over again--often to people who have no resources and who are denied alternative views of the world.
Traits
Vices: Sometimes he smokes and drinks
Bad Habits: Biting his cheeks, cracking his knuckles, too doubting, skipping breakfast
Sleeping Habits: Dreams a lot, sometimes sleepwalks
Quirks: Tends to eat fast, forget names; prefers sleeping on the opposite side of the bed
Attitude: Inclines to be more pessimistic
Special Talents: He actually has a good voice (but nobody knows)
Social Skills: Antisocial
Other Info
Most at Ease When?: Alone
Main Priorities: Sort out his memories and fight along the other Champions of Othrys
Past Failures: Failed to save his uncle Jericho, trusted Roland Irvine
Biggest Accomplishment: Lead an uprising to defend Camp Half-Blood from enemy demigods
Darkest Secret?: He has been brainwashed; he's actually an ally of the gods (but he doesn't know that)
Secret Known by Anyone?: Hell no
Personal Tragedy: Losing his uncle Jericho
One Wish: He could remember everything
Relationship Info
Ever Cheated? Nope
Relates to Others? Not really
Perceived by Strangers: Quiet and reserved
Perceived by Lover: He never had a lover
Perceived by Friends: Moody but brotherly
Perceived by Family: Rebellious and defiant
First Impression: WIP
Family/Friends Like Most? WIP
Family/Friends Like Least? WIP
Relationships

Name Relation Feelings
Styx Mother He doesn't even know her.
Jethro Herschel Father He wished he knew him.
Jericho Herschel Uncle/foster father The may have been estranged for years, but deep inside, he loves him and regrets to have not listened to him.
Roland Irvine Former teacher/mentor Betrayal. Hatred.
Ian and Benjie Best friends What could he say? They have a really strong "brotherhood", though he's not sure if that's the same right now.

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