Joshua Sheppard


 

Basic Information
Level: 1
Race: Abandoned
Nationality: Outlander
Citizenship: Hollowed Grounds
Profession Private Investigator
Primary Organisation
Secondary Organisation

Character Information
Face Claim: Bill Hader Strength: 12 /30
Age: 35 (Flowerbirth 275 PC) Dexterity: 13 /30
Height: 5'8" Endurance: 13 /30
Weight: 10st Luck: 7 /30
Gender: Male Relationship Status: Single until Bigfoot calls
Orientation: ? Deity Alignment: None
Appearance
Josh is gaunt and usually snappily dressed, though his hair is more often than not limp and greasy, going down to his jaw. He wears large glasses that he is constantly pushing up his nose. He usually has some stubble on his face and looks tired. He is slim and seems very flexible and bendy, always climbing up onto something to get to what he wants.
Personality
Josh is...weird, in a word. Highly analytical and focused on the study of the occult, paranormal and abnormal, he is likely to totally ignore someone's social discomfort in favour of getting the most information he can out of them. Incredibly ambitious and driven, if he has a goal he will carry it through to the end, often putting himself at personal risk.

He was once married and has had friendships in the past, though how this was achieved is unclear given his abrasive personality. There is some shreds of a once-charismatic newscaster in there somewhere, in his quick talking and sometimes bursts of colloquialisms or slang. Perhaps in time he will reveal more of this side of himself, if poked enough.
History
{18-09-1997}
{Data retrieved from: {REDACTED}}
{Report is incomplete; Information post-1980 very sparse.}

1962
A healthy baby boy is born to Ms. Sheppard, a widow living in the local woman's shelter. Upon his birth she looks in his eyes and begins to scream uncontrollably and does not stop until her death 3 months later. The boy is taken to {REDACTED}.

1972
The boy, now 10 and named Joshua by his foster parents, is beginning to show signs of odd behaviour. Talking to walls, constructing strange metal frames out of scrap material. He says this is for the purpose of 'contacting the spirits in the house'. The house the family lives in is a 1954 suburban with no history of any death occurring within the home.

1972 - continued
Joshua reveals the results of his experiments. A simple message: 'I am stuck in {REDACTED CO ORDINATES}'. In order to calm their child, his foster parents agree to dig in the spot in the back yard of the home to look for this mystery spirit. To their surprise, they find a human skull. Joshua is sent back to the children's shelter, his foster parents claiming fear of their new son.

1980
After a teenagehood spent being passed between foster families, Joshua attends university - Media Studies, a choice that baffles his counsellors. However, he excels, and soon begins work at the local news station, {REDACTED} Weekly. After this point, he never mentions connections to the spirit world again.

1985
Joshua is a reporter at {REDACTED}. He accepts a promotion to become a war correspondent. Joshua marries Eliza Dalby, British Interior Designer.

1988
{Video tape: Shows Joshua reporting on the war in {REDACTED} when a child, unidentified, runs behind him. He speaks in an unknown language. Joshua seems visibly shaken.} This is his last broadcast.

1995
Joshua has not been seen for several years. Eliza reports having been sent separation papers in the mail with no return address. Rumours circulate of a trailer, green with rust marks around the wheels, around the USA - nothing concrete.
Other
Josh wears thick frame glasses like this

Abilities
  • Base Creation: Can create small non-magical items (up to 5 in a thread). Items disappear at the end of a thread and are very crudely made. Must be combined with a base (or higher) magical element.
    Type: Light | Rank: Basic

  • Items

    Companion
    Joshua's Threadlog
    10 active · 2 closed · 6 need replies · 12 total
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    [PQ] color of rust
    in Ironbolt Penitentiary on 03-28-2020
    Loren, Deimos, Sunjata, Weaver 14 Last post by Weaver
    on 03-30-2020
    In every myth theres a little bit of truth
    in The Spire on 03-27-2020
    Lily 3 Last post by Joshua
    on 03-30-2020
    [se] it could be bunnies
    in Atheneum on 03-21-2020
    Loren 7 Last post by Loren
    on 03-30-2020
    just your standard stroll through the park
    in Glade on 02-21-2020
    Oliver 16 Last post by Joshua
    on 03-30-2020
    Paranoia is just good common sense!
    in Domiciles on 02-19-2020
    Deimos 20 Last post by Deimos
    on 03-30-2020
    and through the trees
    in The Wildwood on 02-19-2020
    Alina 23 Last post by Alina
    on 03-30-2020
    Queen of the Blood Suckers
    in Shrine on 02-19-2020
    Random Event 3 Last post by Joshua
    on 02-19-2020
    a spoonful of sugar helps the paranoia go down
    in The Settlement on 02-17-2020
    Amalia 15 Last post by Joshua
    on 03-27-2020
    The Moon's Request
    in The Outskirts on 02-12-2020
    Nate 19 Last post by Joshua
    on 03-30-2020
    reflections still look the same to me
    in Oasis on 02-12-2020
    Amun 43 Last post by Amun
    on 03-30-2020
    [open] Bring hither your sun and your summer
    in Crimson Cataract on 02-11-2020
    Maea 24 Last post by Joshua
    on 03-19-2020
    [Open] Working on a Unified Theory
    in The Spire on 02-11-2020
    Kaimana, Oia'i'o 11 Last post by Oia'i'o
    on 02-19-2020
    10 active · 2 closed · 6 need replies · 12 total

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