Appearance: Desmond is tall with dark looks that contrast with his pale skin. His face is a handsome one that he keeps shaven for the most part. His hair to kept down to his neck, Desmond finding himself unable to cut it completely short and yet finding it keeping it long in this day and age a hassle. His manner of dress is up to date, usually wearing a dress shirt though sometimes he can be found in a t-shirt and jeans.
Personality: On the surface, Desmond is calm, cool, and collected. To be otherwise is to show weakness, something that he had breed into him not to show. He's laid back and truly cares about those in his coven; they not just someone to lord over to him but people who need his guidance and protection. He's a true leader, listening to and taking into consideration the ideas and suggestions of the coven's members. Buried deep beneath all that calm is a temper that could be deadly if ever raised to the surface.
Special abilities/talents: Desmond is a skilled fighter though he rarely uses such skills anymore. He also speaks a few different languages.
Supernatural Affinity: Species/Group: Vampire Power(s): Those of a vampire Affiliation/Rank: Coven Leader/Mysteria Coven Preferred Prey: Women but will feed from men if he has no other choice.
History: Desmond was born in Ireland in the year 1316 as Desmond Caomhánach (the Irish Gaelic version of the name he goes by now) to a Gaelic chieftain. As the first born he was raised to be a warrior and a leader. He lived a normal life for those times. Wars with other clans was a major part of life and Desmond found himself right in the middle of it. At the age of 20, Desmond did his part of furthering the clan by taking a bride. He and his wife Brigid had five children together, three that actually lived.
Life was good until the Black Death hit in 1348. Desmond was thirty two at the time. The sickness swept through the clan. It took the children first, then Brigid feel ill with it. Losing everything he cared about, Desmond stayed at Brigid's side until she drew her last breath, despite the risk of getting the sickness himself. He wanted to get it; wanted to die and join his family in the after life.
Death never came for Desmond. At least not true death. Knowing Desmond to be a good man, a vampire that had been coming and going among the clan for a while decided to 'save' Desmond by turning him. At first Desmond hated his sire for turning him and not letting him die, the only emotion he really felt for a long time other than his grief. Over time those feelings faded and he started to except what he was.
Desmond stayed with his sire for many years before the discovery of covens lured him away. A coven was as close to clan life as he was ever going to get. He raised quickly through the ranks, first becoming an enforcer and then later an adviser to the coven head. Life was once again good but as Desmond as learned, all good things must come to an end.
One of their own had turned another and the change went very wrong. The young vampire was broken and it made it the perfect host for a pazuzu demon that would have otherwise been unable to possess a vampire. The coven never seen the attack coming from within as they slumbered. By the time the demon possessed vampire was taken down, two thirds of the coven were died along with the coven leader. All eyes turned to Desmond for leadership, the highest ranking vampire left of them.
Since that tragic day, Desmond has been leading the coven for the past few hundred years. They moved from Europe to America, sticking to the bigger cities so that they could go unnoticed. Then Desmond heard of Mysteria, a supernatural hot spot that had a town built on it by supernaturals. Having a large mansion built on the outskirts of town, Desmond moved his coven into it recently.
Flaws: Light Sensitive: Desmond is sensitive to bright artificial light. It tends to make his eyes feel like they are going to burn out of his skull. Because of this the mansion is dimly lit and when he goes into places he tends to have sunglasses on. Yes, he's so cool that he wears his sunglasses at night.
Jaded: Every time life seems to be going good, something happens. Because of this Desmond is always waiting for the other shoe to drop when something good comes his way.
Intolerance: While vampires are as a general rule neutral, Desmond hates demons with a passion. No one with demon blood is allowed in his house and he will also not allow anyone with demon blood in their veins to be turned.
Patience: After six centuries, Desmond has learned how to be patience. It makes him a better leader for it.
Common Sense: Desmond has this in spades. Which is actually a good thing cause no one wants an idiot for a leader right?
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Stats Character introduced: May 27, 2009 Character Played By: Alex O'Loughlin