4652 Earth Years, 25 Demon years
Jake is humanoid in a shape and stands at approximately six feet. His skin is very tan but you can still see white on his palms and torso, while his red hair flows up and back into a point from his forehead where it leaves small tendrils cascading down over his thin eyebrows, and shiny sunglasses that rest easily across his nose cover his green eyes. He’s ears are pointed at the end like an elf’s, and although his age is great many would be deceived by his looks which is that of somewhere around the mid twenties.
His face is of mild attraction even with the three long jagged scars tracing there way across it and over his nose. Jake’s shoulders are covered in Harion tattoos with marks of swirls and other symbols, while his torso is wrapped in a white T-shirt and a comfortable black wind-breaker jacket that falls unzipped to his hips leaving the white shirt exposed to the elements. Along his back rests the tattoo of a Phoenix rising form the ashes, another symbol of his home. Over the lower part of the his body Jake wears green cargo pants with many pockets witch he keeps filled with miscellaneous objects that he’s collected over his travels, while his feet are left bare to trudge across the hard earth. The muscles that course along his body are lean and well toned from training and bulge slightly under scars from countless battles eons ago.
Because Jake is of Demon decent he does have a few abilities that are unique to his tribe of demons, the Phoenix tribe. One of the abilities that the Phoenix tribe shares is that of the elemental control over fire, the substance that brings light and warmth into the darkness. He is able to cover his body in flames and shape it to his will, as well as shoot it in bursts of energy. Jake also has the ability to fly with a set of fire wings that sprout from his back where the Phoenix tattoo is located. And of course no mere mortal is ever close to being perfect so with added strength must come added weakness, and with fire comes water the bringer of life. Any water that touches Jake’s skin will burn him like acid causing unbearable pain and agony that disenable him to cover that area of his body in flame until all the water has evaporated off his skin. Adding heat to the area that is submerged helps to quicken the evaporation.
One of the Phoenix tribe’s most notable powers is to heal them selves by absorbing flame and other sources of heat like the sun, and the more heat they absorb the faster they heal. This ability to heal is very limited and only allows up to gashes and large cuts leaving behind only scars as a reminder, the only lasting marks it’s able to remove are burn marks from water. Anything beyond broken bones is also beyond the healing factors powers, so severed limbs don’t grow back and fractured bones take time to heal as he has found on numerous occasions.
Like most sentient creatures in the universes Jake’s personality is a very complex one, and although of Demon decent he is a lighthearted fellow who always prefers to look at the bright side of life and is usually quick with witty comments almost falling off his tongue. Unfortunately his unique sense of humor often makes it so that his jokes are sometimes insulting to others if they don’t have the same taste as he, but he does apologize if he notices that he’s insulted anyone. Another part of his unique demon personality is that his mind wanders almost as much as his body and he frequently finds himself drifting off into the realms of his imagination if a conversation starts getting boring or he just doesn’t care about the situation at hand. One of his more notable traits is that no matter what the situation or circumstances Jake will never
back down from a challenge, in fact he is constantly seeking new ones everyday and most certainly doesn’t mind if he has to get his hands dirty. Although at times Jake may seem a bit "off balance" his personality takes a one-eighty in the midst of combat. Surprisingly cunning and resourceful he is quite the opponent to face.
As old as he is Jake usually sits back and watches the actions of others around him, preferring not to get involved unless absolutely necessary. And even though he tends not to communicate his hot temper will sometimes cause him to be a little more ‘involved’ then he usually likes to get. As mentioned before he doesn’t like to interact unless needed, except when it comes to awkward silences, Jake can’t stand awkward silences. It’s often in these strange moments that he goes out of his way to make conversation or meet people. From his years in the terra realm Jake has picked up quite a few quotes that he especially enjoys and believes should help to guide his life and have given him a strange and twisted code of honor. A few of them are “Live and learn,” “Knowledge is power,” and “It’s the little things in life that matter.”
Jake Berenson was born on the earth year 2619 B.C. but in a place where time crawls along the ground at the pace of a snail it was the sixth year under the rule of the Dragons. Surprisingly the Phoenix tribe had been doing well under the new rule, contrary to the popular belief that the dragons would crush any threat to their new dynasty. In the world of demons the young have a tendency to learn quickly or die. For the Phoenix tribe this has never been a problem since the core ability is that of resurrection, Jake was killed at the age of three demon years old by a rogue oni that roamed the land.
After his body was burnt to ash Jake came back as he was but the Phoenix tattoo on his back no longer had six pairs of wings as he was born with but five. For every time a member dies they are brought back with a new ability to aid them in their fight for survival, and the tattoo was added at birth with the original feather of a Phoenix to mark how many deaths and resurrections they have left. And with Jake’s revival he acquired the fire control powers and the tribe, as with all children, sent him strait into training to master the newfound skill, for if not trained properly the fire can run rampant and destroy all in it’s path.
From the second Jake stepped foot onto the training grounds his sensei knew he would be very talented, far from the best but still an exceptional student. The boy spent many years training his skills and abilities and quickly excelled through the ranks, but as he spent years of training the Dragons tightened their claws upon the world and slowly began to sink the fangs of domination down into the Phoenix. After fifteen years of training, and two more deaths, Jake graduated form his training and was immediately enrolled in the militia that was being formed to fend off the Dragon’s ever growing forces that threatened the tribe.
The Next two years of Jake’s life were spent fighting for his family as they faced off against the ever-powerful Dragon clan. The dragons were few in number but possessed enormous strength and agility with demonic bat like wings that clung to their backs, granting them the gift of flight as well. Along with these huge advantages they also have the power to spew black flames form there mouths which was special form other mortal flames and prevented the Phoenix from using it against them.
While on Jake’s side there were many soldiers and, there ability to heal and resurrect them selves gave them endurance far beyond that of their enemies. So they have hade much less casualties in the war on the Phoenix side. But about half way through the war the Dragons began using water in there strategies, such as aerial battles above massive bodies so that all who fell were either swallowed up by the depths or burned by the weakness of their tribe. They also began destroying dams surrounding the main settlement areas of the Phoenix tribe wiping out huge numbers of their population in a single blow. It was in one such event that Jake and his regiment were flushed out of their barracks and forced into a surprise battle in the sky. Unfortunately the Phoenix side was utterly obliterated by the dragons and as Jake fell from the sky he landed on a drifting piece of wall that had been carried away from the main support of the barracks. Riding unconscious upon the section of wall he floated miles upon miles away from the area were he was born and raised. Eventually he came to rest upon an unexplored land were he found a strange mirror that viewed into another dimension. The portal showed strange creatures much like him and the other demons that dwelled in his world; although they came the closest to appearance of the monkey tribe they lacked the tails and agility, but seemed to have a far greater capacity for knowledge and wisdom. For years he watched them speed though their busy little lives while days passed like seconds before him, and he stayed there watching the portal and living off the wild animals and fruit that he would come across. Jake quickly turned the few other demons that approached the mirror back as he protected the portal with his life.
One day as he retuned form a hunt he found the Dragon king himself staring into the mirror as he the actions of the mortals. Rushing to the scene Jake easily killed the Dragon king’s two bodyguards as he protected the mirror from them. After which the King turned quickly on Jake and the battle for the mirror began. The king killed Jake once but his ability to revive gave him the edge, and the battle lasted for weeks on end each fighter never letting up, there will to win surpassing anything the world had ever seen. Before long Jake’s superior endurance slowly began to wear down the King and when it seemed that victory was within his grasped the Dragon King hurled himself at Jake in a reckless tackle that caught him by surprise and crashed Jake into the mirror which cracked on impact. As the shards slowly began to fall way a black vortex was revealed beneath the mirrors surface that sucked Jake into it and warped him into the strange land that he’d been watching for so long.
The Year at which Jake arrived was 1821 and he’s been wandering this world looking for a way home since his arrival. Through his earth years he’s spent looking for a way home he has picked up a handful of quotes that he enjoys using on a regular basis, he has also changed his appearance form decade to decade wearing whatever was “in style” except during the 80’s, he completely skipped that era. It is now 2006 and Jake has become quite accustomed to our many diverse cultures and ways of life though his journeys.
Now to clear up a few minor details about his abilities.
1: When Jake is resurrected he is returned to the peak of his health and any
wounds that he hade previously suffered is healed including alignment modifiers. And for those of you who weren’t counting he only has one resurrection left.