Harry Blackstone Copperfield DresdenJOURNAL:
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Dresden FilesCANON POINT:
End of Skin GameCAN THIS CHARACTER BE CANON PUNCTURED?
Yes WHAT ARE YOUR INTENTIONS WITH THIS CHARACTER IN GAME?
Being a Sorcerer!
Battling bad guys!
Eventually bringing a game-wide cult plot to the OC, possibly more than once!
Maybe reconnecting with Elaine!
Investigating things that are bad and weird.
Maybe teaching some classes.
Possibly pinch bartending, if needed.CANON HISTORY: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Dresden#Fictional_biographyIN GAME HISTORY:
Born in Orange County to a stage magician and a psychic, Harry was beloved by his parents, but they had made enemies. They were killed, first his mother, then his father, when Harry was a very young age. First, he was taken in by one of those men, a bounty hunter and con man named Justin DuMorne, who was abusive and angry. He was 'rescued' by a US marshall who just happened to know two people dying to adopt a young boy like him.
From age 13 on, Harry grew up a happy kid in Chicago, and a bouncy one, with two loving adoptive parents, who happened to be lawyers, the descendants of a family of lawyers stretching back into the 1500s. His family were members of a law firm that they had helped found long ago, and was supposedly a bastion of good and right. Harry grew up with neighbors and townspeople all telling him how amazing his family was, and how much they had been helped. It was only when he hit age 18 and started on an internship, already well into his lawyerly studies years ahead of his mark, that he began to discover things were not as they seemed.
His family and the law firm they belonged to were actually sharks, owning a portion of the town they lived in, and they were not, by any means, a bastion of good. In fact, when he realized all they did, on a regular basis, it was the opposite that came to mind. Oh, he knew that was over-dramatic and that his family and the firm were far from evil, but sometimes he felt that way. And he decided to be the opposite of them.
Unknown to him, they were, indeed, a bastion of evil. The law firm was the center of a neo-satanic cult who had been responsible for murders, kidnappings, tortures and more, stretching back to their founding. Never caught, never discovered, Harry, unbeknownst to anyone, held a piece of proof of their true selves, a locked tome given him by his real great grandfather. But Harry neither knew this, nor how to open the book.
Entering law school, he exceeded all expectations, he managed to get his law degree years ahead of schedule. And immediately set up shop as the lawyer who took the clients who couldn't afford his family's law firm. He went to court and did his best.
And he was good. Mind you, he wasn't the best, or the brightest, but he was good, passionate, and honest, and he won more than he lost. Several times his family and the firm they were in tried to win him over and they failed, each time. And inevitably, he went against them in court, and had the audacity to win.
Of course, that meant that he ended up with people giving him the side-eye, looking to make the firm happy, and life got a little bumpy. Bumpy as in he took on the wrong case and ended up losing his law degree.
Realizing he needed a new start, he left town and headed for Orange County, where he had been born, and, using some money he had saved, acquired a private investigator's license. He would help people one way or another. For the last ten years, he has fought the good fight, as a bounty hunter, a private investigator, a sometime security guard, and a deputized assistant U.S. marshall on a few cases. Wherever there is a need for help in Orange County, he is there.
It's hard to get used to the weather out here. Sunny one day, snowing buckets the next. It's unpredictable in its oddness. But I'll take it over where I grew up, in Chicago, where the windy city blew snow all over my car every day. And when you drive a jeep, that's a problem.
Still, with a place to set my feet, and a roof over my head, this place can be fun. And I aim to keep it that way. I'm Harry Dresden, a private investigator, and if you need help, give me a call. I'm in the book.