Job Laquedem

Description:

All Biblical references come from the NIV.
Stats:
Cool 0
Hard +1
Hot -1
Sharp 0
Weird +2

Dynamic Advantages:
Matthew 5:38: “You have heard it said; ‘An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.’”
Above all else, Job is a fighter, and a vindictive one at that. He has no fear for his own survival and therefore is a deadly foe to face.
John 19:34: “Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.”
Job carries the elongated elm-leaf shaped head of a Roman spear, stained red with blood. He makes no mention of this item though it is his preferred weapon and only states that he has had it for “a very long time.” It can and has left his person, but it always finds its way back to him. It is remarkably effective against the supernatural creatures of the world.
Acts 22:3: “…I studied under Gamaliel and was thoroughly trained in the law of our ancestors…”
Job has a unique insight into history, often with strangely specific anecdotes that are both evocative and improbable.

Static Advantages:
Matthew 16:28: “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom."
Job will live until the second coming of Christ, however his passage through time is wholly unremarkable by those that love him. He is a ghost of a memory and nothing more.
Psalm 23:4: “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil…”
Job does not fear evil nor darkness for he cannot die.

Dynamic Disadvantage:
Job 18:17: “The memory of him perishes from the earth; he has no name in the land.”
Job has lived so long that he can no longer remember all the details of his past. The further removed he is from past events, the less detail he is able to recall. In order to remember specific details of his history, he must concentrate and focus his mind which sometimes he is unable to do.

Static Disadvantage:
2 Chronicles 26:21: “…He lived in a separate house —leprous, and banned from the temple of the LORD….”
Job’s presence is deeply off-putting for normal men and women. He makes them distinctly uncomfortable and therefore he lives most of his days as a transient.
Revelation 14:8: “A second angel followed and said, "’Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great,’ which made all the nations drink the maddening wine of her adulteries.’”
The spearhead which Job carries always returns to him: But in doing so it tends to leave behind a path of destruction so great one might call it Biblically proportioned.

Bio:

Job Laquedem has been living in and around the Boston area for roughly ten years. If asked, he seems to be vague on the time of his arrival but he remembers it was after “the Fall of the Twin Towers.” From moment to moment he can be lucid and intelligent with terrifying insights into the past, present, and future, then vague and cryptic. Sleepers avoid him as much as politely possible. He has no permanent address eschewing modern convenience for more rustic amenities. For all his transience, he is clean and clean shaven every day, and he maintains a meticulous appearance;, preferring heavy blue jeans, long-sleeved oxford-style shirt, combat boots and a long brown canvas coat year round. What few belongings he owns, he carries on his person in a series of messenger-style satchels. He knows down to the last button where everything on his person is at all times. He earns money by occasionally working as a consultant and informant for the city police, providing valuable knowledge of the goings on in and around the mean streets of Boston.

Though he was around prior to the formation of the Bostonian Chantry, he is not a founding member: The Chantry discovered his presence sometime after it’s formation and, after he assisted the Chantry in a number of endeavors involving the supernal world, they asked him to join. He never really agreed, but he shows up to Chantry meetings, briefings, and missions with alarming regularity, often without being informed of their happening. He knows more about the things that go bump in the night than most and can cite the history of a particular vampire bloodline down to the moment of it’s ascendance to power. He is a fearless and competent fighter, who often ignores his own safety in the defense of others’ lives, though he himself is not terribly likeable.

It is widely known that his name is not in fact Job Laquedem but as to the exact details about who he really is and where he came from, he says nothing. When pressed or angry, he will occasionally speak in various accents but the exact nationality of those accented words change almost as frequently as his own capricious nature.

Job Laquedem

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