Dean "The Worst" Thorton
Elodoth Private Detective
Dean Thorton: Bone Shadow Elodoth
Deed Name: The Worst
(Human) 6’1"/ 190 lbs. /Short black hair/ Light gray eyes/ Multiple small facial scars around his nose and eyes/ Clean cut majority of the time/ Constant calm demeanor
His attire consists of business causal with khakis, button up shirt with the sleeves rolled up, straight tie, and a vest (vest is actually a disguised thin kevlar vest)/ he also wears sap gloves (mix martial arts fighting gloves) whenever he’s out working a case because you never know when you might have to kick someone’s ass
(Wolf- Urhan) 3’2"/ 110 lbs./ Black fur/ Smoky gray eyes/ Multiple scars around muzzle/ small patches of fur missing in random spots
(War Form- Garou) 8’5"/ 350 lbs./ Black fur/ Pitch black eyes/ Multiple scars around muzzle and eyes/ patches of fur missing in random spots/ Thin emaciated appearance to the point of almost looking skeletal
Dean was raised in the Marshal Orphanage in Antioch, Tennessee since the age of 4. He stayed there until the age of 18, not because he wasn’t adoptable but rather because he felt obligated to take care of the children there along with owner of the orphanage, Jessica Soles. He was the big brother to all of them. Whenever one of his “brothers” or “sisters” got picked on by the bigger kids, he was the first one to jump in and start swinging. Bloody lips and black eyes were the only reward for his efforts. His thought process was “if you keep fighting, eventually you’ll wear them down”. He didn’t have much growing up, but he did have his pride. Ms. Soles always chastised him for getting into fights, then smiled inwardly as she patched up the wounds and bruised ego of her little hero. “I raised you better than this,” she would always say. Everyone said he was worthless and would always be nothing…fuck them. When he turned 18, he got his GED and went to college for a Forensic Science degree to show all the people that doubted him he was better than his situation. It was hard, but he was able to complete his degree in 4 years. After returning home, he got hired on to be a crime scene investigator with the local police. His career in the force was pretty standard until one day…
NPC: Jessica Soles
Middle-aged woman, Wereblooded Kinfolk to Gravedigger pack, Owner of Marshal Orphanage
Intelligence 3, Wits 3, Resolve 3
Strength 1, Dexterity 3, Stamina 2
Presence 4, Manipulation 4, Composure 3
Skills of Note: Medicine 3, Politics 3, Empathy 4, Persuasion 4, Socialize 3, Expression 3, Crafts 3
Merits: Holistic Awareness, Language (First Tounge), Resources 2
The First Change
It all started when he met a hot girl, Ashley Summers, at a bar and when they started making out she bit him on the neck…hard. She drew blood and immediately apologized for her “love bite”. They both decided that it was time to call it a night. She wanted to meet up with him for coffee, so they could start over in a more appropriate setting. He woke up with a slight headache but it was probably due to the alcohol last night. The wound on his neck seemed to be almost completely healed. It must’ve not been as bad as he thought.
Dean went to the orphanage he grew up in a few days later to say hi and see how the kiddos were doing. He got there just in time for dinner. Things seemed a little off though. The children seemed to just lay around and do nothing…except for two identical twin boys around 10 or 11 years old he hadn’t seen there before. They seemed to be the only ones that had any semblance of life. Dean asked Jessica about them. She said, “They just showed up one day because they ran away from an abusive household, according to them. The twins seemed to play well with the other kids but over time the other kids started to become increasingly lethargic while they seemed unaffected. I took all of them to a doctor on suspicions of a really bad flu bug but nothing was found.” After dinner, he was playing with the kids when his head started pounding again and vertigo ensued. His body suddenly started to feel numb and sluggish. He feel to his knees feeling completely drained. As he glanced up, the twins stood over him silhouetted by the half moon shining through the window. Those evil smiles borrowed into his being. “Another pup is being born brother,” one said. “His intense flux of essence will be quite delicious,” said the other. Another massive headache hit him.
As his vision cleared, he saw the world as if through a blurry lens. Then he saw it…the twin’s true form. A massive, spectral two headed spider seemed super imposed on them. Then there was the web. The web stretched from the creature all around him and every child was wrapped up in it. Dean turned and called out to Ms. Soles,“Jessica! Run!” Unfortunately, she had already been subdued by six of the bigger children. Even he was slowly being incased in the draining thread. As terrifying as the creature was, something else drew his attention. The moon. It seemed to call out to him.
Thump…Thump Thump…Thumpthumpthumpthumpthump…his heart was about to explode out of his chest. Every muscle was spasming and a primal feeling was building inside him. Then, he let out all of it. All his anger, frustration, and rage released itself in a primal howl. They calmly ordered the children,“Kill him.” The threads of the web electrified the children with energy. They pounced on him with kitchen knives and metal pans. Each stab only intensified his rage. He threw them off in all directions and tore the spectral web that threatened to envelope him. The smiles melted from the twin’s faces to be replaced by complete fear. “What?! He is too strong! Kill him. Kill him NOW!” As he rose, his bones stretched and muscles exploded. Claws elongated and teeth sharpened. Blood filled his vision and then all went black.
He awoke to blood and guts everywhere. Then two buff guys and a woman busted in. He didn’t recognize the guys but the woman was the same one that had bit him on the neck a few nights ago. They all looked pissed as hell. The larger of the two men yelled," What the fuck?! That goddam idiot killed them all." The woman tells the the two guys,“Jessica is still alive, just knocked out. Kyle, tend to her wounds and carry her back to the pack. Terrance, ‘escort’ the pup to the old man. His sentence will be decided later on tonight.” He morphed into a monstrous creature before Dean’s eyes. The creature let out a low growl and walked toward Dean. “As you wish.” it said. Then it landed a one-two blow right in Dean’s face knocking him out.
Once he awoke again, he found out his current situation from Ms. Soles as she tended to his wounds. They were at the Saint Monroe Family Cemetery located a mile away. It was midnight and they were inside of a mausoleum in the presence of the dominant pack of the area, a local all Bone Shadow pack the Gravediggers (Members listed below). The orphanage turned out to be the “nursery” for the pack. Their young could be taken care of without direct involvement in Uratha business and establishment of strong family lines. An old man that looked more like the fucking Crypt Keeper than a person grasped a giant war scythe and sat on a throne of bones and skulls. Dean asked the old man," Who are you?" The old man looked at him like he was an ant,“I am David Monroe, alpha of the Gravedigger pack. Now shut the fuck up and don’t speak again or I will skin you alive and flog you within an inch of your life.” Dean would have considered it an idle threat if it wasn’t for the fact that there were several pelts on the wall of “questionable” origin. The night continued with a sort of trial with testimonies and evidence given on what happened the night before. They were not happy about what happened, but had to obey the Ban placed on them by Death Wolf that told them to pay each spirit in kind. That means since they attempted slowly cause the death of their children, then the death of the spirits was justified. A man by the name of Jack Anderson, the Cahalith of the pack, was particularly upset over the incident as Ms. Soles explained later that one of the children that died was his own son. His arguments were occasionally punctuated by long sorrowful howls to vocalize the sadness of the pack.
David Monroe (Alpha/old man): Bone Shadow Ithaeur
Ashley Summers (Beta/ woman who bit Dean): Bone Shadow Edoloth
Jack Anderson (Dick): Bone Shadow Cahalith
Terrance Smith (Big guy who knocked Dean out): Bone Shadow Rahu
Kyle Adams (guy who rescued Ms. Soles): Bone Shadow Irraka
Ms. Soles said that what happened at the orphanage was mostly her fault. “It’s not the first time one of my children has become an Urathra. I should’ve been able to see the signs of his First Change and called the pack sooner.” Ashley Summers, the pack’s Edoloth, considered all testimonies given. Before giving her decision, she had a short whispered conversation with the alpha. She finally returned to speak,“While the events of last night are a source of great tragedy and sadness, we cannot find complete fault in Dean Thorton’s actions as they were spurned on by the effects of the First Change. This was compounded by the attempted murder by the arachnid spirit who had already ensnared the children. I conclude that the children would have eventually died anyways and that the death urge of the new Urathra ended a threat that could have spread to other areas and packs. This is the embodiment of the ban of our tribal totem, Death Wolf. Dean Thorton will be spared the death penalty and be offered the chance to attempt the initiation test into the Bone Shadows if he so wishes to accept.” Jack let out a furious roar,“WHAT?! Are you fucking kidding me? He just murdered our children in cold blood including my own son. He is literally the worst…the fucking worst kind of Uratha there is. Instead of exacting justice upon him, we are offering him to join us? The only reason you’re going easy on him is because he is the old man’s grands…” “Silence!” the old man slammed his war scythe on the stone floor and eight ghost wolves sprang up to surround the Cahalith with teeth bared and ready to attack. The alpha continued,“The Edoloth has spoken and I support her decision. This trial is over.”
Dean was integrated into the Bone Shadows after he was tasked with finding the ghost of every child he murdered and him gain their forgiveness as his initiation test. Dean was unable to gain the forgiveness of the children. They acted like just what they were, children. They were confused and angry. They wanted to be alive and playing with the other children. He knew the only way they could be released from the twilight now was to destroy their anchor, the orphanage itself. Under cover of night, he ignited one of the gas pipes connected to the stove and set the building on fire. When he left the scene, he thought he saw something in the woods behind the building but whatever it was scurried away before he could see it. Having destroyed the ghosts instead of manipulating them into forgiveness is what drove Dean away from his home territory. Jessica Soles decided to go with him as a mentor/handler to guide him on his path of being an Urathra and make sure that what happened at the orphanage didn’t happen again. When they departed, Ms. Soles gave him a gift, but wouldn’t say who it was from. All the note on it said was “You are still the worst, just don’t fuck up again”. She said that it was a spirit drum used to help placate the nearby spirits when played. They decided to move to an obscure mining town of Arsenal, Utah to get away from some very bad memories. Once they arrived, Jessica urged him to find a pack to join in the area for protection and strength.
Location: The Elunim Detective Agency
Dean and Jessica settled in Arsenal, Utah and set up a private detective agency. Dean as the detective and Jessica as the secretary. the office used to be the small two story home of an agoraphobic writer, Laura Burns, that died one day when a friend tricked her into going outside. She had snapped her neck when she tripped on a step while trying to flee back into her home. Her ghost haunted the building ever since and no one would ever live there because of the strange happenings. Thus Dean got it for a steal. Dean and Jessica became friends with the deceased writer and enjoy her company. The bottom level had the living room turned into a front office space with a kitchen and dining room in the back. The second story had two bedrooms and a second living room.
Shameful Secret (Ghostkiller): Dean was unable to gain the forgiveness of the children. They acted like just what they were, children. They were confused and angry. They wanted to be alive and playing with the other children. He knew the only way they could be released from the twilight now was to destroy their anchor, the orphanage itself. Under cover of night, he ignited one of the gas pipes connected to the stove and set the building on fire. When he left the scene, he thought he saw something in the woods behind the building but whatever it was scurried away before he could see it. Having destroyed the ghosts instead of manipulating them into forgiveness is what drove Dean away from his home territory. Further, one of the Gravediggers, Jack Anderson, just KNOWS, that he is lying, but cannot prove it. You gain +1 experience anytime you harm your other causes by trying to cover up your secret or keep it hidden. You may gain more experience if it is ever revealed and it may transform into Notoriety.