NAME Charlotte Josephine Mayspring NICKNAMES Lottie, Red, Charlie AGE 587 DOB April, 09 ORIENTATION Homosexual
HEIGHT 5'04" HAIR Brown (dyed red/pink) EYES Hazel
OCCUPATION Musician, Poet, Carnival star HOMETOWN London, England SPECIES Nosferatu
THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE
Playful, sweet and charming. Charlotte has a tiny sparkle of madness about her.
MOTHER Martha Jameson FATHER Edward Jameson
BROTHER Franklin Jameson BROTHER George Jameson SISTER Sarah Jones (nee Jameson) SISTER Victoria Williams (nee Jameson)
MAKER Judas Iscariot
ENFP 'The Campaginer'; a true free spirit. They are often the life of the party, but unlike Explorers, they are less interested in the sheer excitement and pleasure of the moment than they are in enjoying the social and emotional connections they make with others. Charming, independent, energetic and compassionate, the 7% of the population that they comprise can certainly be felt in any crowd.
Impulsive & Wild
abilities & skills
as a Nosferatu, Charlotte is an exceptionally powerful member of the undead; even if she doesn't look like it.
as a member of the vampiric race, Charlotte naturally has to consume blood to survive. Usually it's humans, and most of the time she sticks to humans. Occasionally she's gone with something else and it's just been bad, bad, bad news. Apparently some things are poisonous to vampires. Additionally, her blood has a sort of euphoric effect on others, in large doses it will heal injuries and it can form links to humans when taken regularly (note to self: stop doing that).
as a Nosferatu, she's a little bit better than normal vampires; quicker reflexes, strength, speed, healing, better senses, that whole thing. She's stronger after she's more recently fed.
unless, for some ungodly reason, she decides to have a look at a sunrise, or staked with an Aspen stake, she's going to live forever. She'll never age or get properly sick, and very few things can actually kill her (see sunlight walk, special stick, no more head).
thanks to her lineage being a direct link to Judas, she can spread plague. This is only to be used when super duper mad, and not just because. Lesson learned, history written.
when focused (and that's not very often) she can compel humans to do what she wants, Charlotte is not great at doing this, because focus is not her thing. Also she's not good at knowing what she wants from one moment to the next. Rarely used.
into the past
EARLY LIFE & FAMILY
Charlotte was the fifth born child to a fairly affluent family in England, close to what was the parliamentary building. Charlotte was the final child due to complications with her birth rending her mother incapable of carrying another child. Edward Jameson was a well known member of the Regency Government that ruled England until Henry VI came of age. Following Henry VI coming of age and the Government dissolving their rule over the country, Edward was an adviser to the regency court, offering insight on political affairs in an attempt to maintain civilities with France.
As a result of these things, Charlotte grew up respectfully well, she had private tutors from an early age allowing Charlotte the very best of education afforded for a young woman. Which was to say she learned how to read and write in order to send correspondence to potential suitors later, learning music and etiquette took up a lot of Charlotte's time. She was particularly good at the violin and piano, a point of pride for her father.
Franklin, the eldest child, was married when Charlotte was ten, his wife was the daughter of one of Henry VI's cousins, elevating the Jameson family again to a higher circle. It was during this time that Charlotte was tutored along with her new sister-in-law's younger sisters, obtaining further schooling in royal etiquette and needle work.
Through the years, Charlotte received the best of anything, although it did mean very little attention from her parents a lot of the time, she spent most of her time with Elizabeth, the younger sister of her oldest brother's wife. They were around the same age, Elizabeth just a few months older than Charlotte, and shared interests in music and riding.
In some ways, Lizzie and Lottie were close as sisters, in other ways... They didn't see it that way. When Elizabeth was introduced to her potential husband the young woman panicked and fled from the homestead. It was Charlotte who found her, curious as to why Lizzie would flee such a joyous moment, when she was to meet her future husband. Lizzie told her that she didn't want to marry a man, which confused Charlotte, until Lizzie kissed her and made clear that she would rather never marry than pretend to love a man she didn't care about. Charlotte and Elizabeth felt something much deeper than friendship or sisterly affection for one another.
Lizzie wanted to run away together, to run right then and never look back, but Lottie wasn't sure how that could possibly work out for them. She was sure that going back and planning something would be okay, they'd have the time to do so. Lizzie relented and returned, using the excuse that she was just so overwhelmed by everything while Lottie was given the role of having talked things through with her, convincing her to be brave. Most bought the story, Lizzie's betrothed was less convinced.
DISCOVERY & HEARTBREAK
The engagement lasted a year, and in that year Lizzie kept trying to get Lottie to leave with her, Lottie wanted to be responsible and gather some kind of funds to escape with, a place to run to. Lottie was sure they could escape to France and hide, that no one would look for them there in the hostilities.
In the end, it all fell apart. Edward discovered that Lottie and Lizzie were in love, spying on them and finding out their half formed plan. With just three weeks until Elizabeth and Edward were due to marry, they were preparing to leave. The plan was thwarted, the girls separated by their parents, much to their distress. Lottie returned to her parents home, just outside the central hub of London, Elizabeth was wed to Edward who was forgiving of her ill-intentions provided she produce an heir within the first year of their marriage. The night of her wedding day, Elizabeth threw herself from the window of her marital room, killing herself upon impact.
ST MARY OF BETHLEM ASYLUM
The news was hidden from Charlotte for two weeks, when she found out she was devastated and hysterical, as a result of her outbursts, Charlotte was committed to the Priory of the New Order of St Mary of Bethlem, an insane asylum run by Monks. Charlotte was declared mentally ill, as per her perversion, and assigned for therapy to cure her of the affliction. As many who were simply homeless and poor or disenfranchised with the Monarchy were declared 'mentally ill' and sent to Bethlem, many had no training in treatments.
As treatment, Charlotte was starved, often for several days, before seeing a monk who would berate the young woman before quoting scripture denouncing homosexuality as a sin and depravity. Charlotte grew largely unresponsive to the treatment, weak and frail from the diminished food. Occasionally to re-establish authority and power, the monks would use a bamboo cane to beat the inner arms, thighs and soles of her feet.
Most doctors at the hospital were not doctors, Charlotte refused to give up, however she did not see herself leaving the hospital either.
Judas was unexpected, but not unwelcome.
Charlotte's death and the subsequent years afterwards were massively different from her life. Directly following her turning, Charlotte sought out the most abusive of monks, the ones she felt were needlessly cruel and returned the favour, ending their lives violently and bloodily. It set the bar for how Charlotte dealt with matters that stirred her anger. However it wasn't how she intended to live her eternal life.
Staying with her maker while she learnt her new life was not a hardship, although he wasn't warm and fuzzy, Judas was an excellent teacher and Charlotte grew to respect and cherish that bond. For her warm and fuzzies, Charlotte turned her to Isabella, who was a perfect replacement big sister. Izzy was supportive and informative in things that Judas wasn't quite qualified to help with, building up Charlotte's confidence and her independence again.
She similarly spent time with Geneva, a woman with far better impulse control than Charlotte had ever had. The pair were close, although Charlotte considered herself much closer to Izzy. Geneva assisted Charlotte in undoing a lot of the damage the monks at Bethlem had done to her acceptance of her sexuality, even in times where it was frowned on largely by society.
PROGENY'S & GROWING UP
For the most part, Charlotte remained close with her maker and vampire siblings, having a few mishaps with Izzy where neither of them were terribly smart in their choices. It was was shortly after Judas released her that Charlotte turned her first progeny, an exceptionally smart young woman that Charlotte had taken a shinning to. Diana was a spur of the moment turning, the young woman taking it well and Charlotte enjoyed the teaching role for once. For almost fifty years things worked exceptionally well, until Charlotte accidentally released a plague through a village after a small disagreement about a young man who Diana wanted to tell of their nature. The plague wiped out the entire village, Charlotte released Diana and the pair parted ways with Charlotte emphasising keeping quiet about what they were.
Returning to find Judas following the bout of very bad, no don't do that, Charlotte decided to be a little more picky if she turned another vampire. Taking the time to figure out just how to keep that specific aspect of her inheritance under wraps, since it drew far too much attention. By the time Charlotte was in her second century of vampirism she'd turned a second progeny, this one far better than the first, much more academic and intelligent. They spent several decades together, travelling and accidentally burning down one or two places, silly little things, but fun all the same. Eventually, Charlotte released her progeny, not for any particular reason, other than understanding that independence had to be achieved somehow. They stayed in touch as well as they could, and Charlotte remains ever fond of her child.
MARIE & RESPONSIBILITES
It was the calm before a storm, really. She'd thought she had it sorted, thought she knew how to choose and what the way to go was, so a few years later, when she got lonely, Charlotte turned a young woman, Marie, in the South of France. Marie was sweet and gentle as a person, she was kind and fun and Charlotte felt a connection with her. But over time, as a vampire, Marie grew harder and cruel. By the beginning of the 1900's, Marie was problematic in ways Charlotte knew was getting out of control, she was vying to be released and Charlotte refused. After Marie obliterated a town of people, many young children, Charlotte had to stop her before word spread.
Charlotte killed her progeny, draining her of blood they way she'd made Marie what she became. It was difficult, as Charlotte had grown to care for the woman Marie had been. Following her action, Charlotte burned the town down and departed, looking for Izzy for comfort before moving on again to see yet more. Over the years, Charlotte slipped in and out of her siblings and maker's lives, routine check ins, occasionally visiting Judas when problems arouse, regularly seeking Izzy when comfort was needed. During one spell, Charlotte stumbled across one of Lucius' children, Noah, a former hunter. After she'd finished laughing at the irony she had a good laugh at his situation and then another one when he asked her for help. She considers him a nephew, a rather idiotic, reckless, problem finding, trouble making nephew, but he's a sweet thing underneath it all.
After the vampires were outted to the world, Charlotte stayed put in England for a while longer, until she got a little ditzy with the plague starting and caused a small outbreak of what they decided to call 'bird flu', some hunters weren't overly convinced and started to track her down, leaving Charlotte no choice but ... well, to run home to dad, actually.
Largely, Charlotte arrived in Seattle at the perfect time. Following the almost death of Judas at the hands of the the Horseman War, she was there for his return to life and back to them. Izzy took it hard, and Charlotte tried her best to provide support to her big sister, helping her come to terms with having dealt with that.
Seattle isn't really like anything Charlotte expected; she met a rather friendly demon, got a little side work out of it, is pleased to be around all her siblings again and just so happened to have killed her first slayer.
with Melissa Ridley
Charlotte had an unfortunate hand in ending Ridley's charges' life, and the Watcher doesn't seem ready to accept that matter. Charlotte hasn't had a nemesis before. Could be interesting.
Charlotte arrived into town with an instant offer of assistance for a reward, naturally her impusles went with it. And that's how she's sort of friends with a demon.
♪ changed her last name after one hundred and seventy years of life/death, in a quest for a new start, or at least just removing her history from herself to make up new things
♪ seldom uses abbreviations, she believes they will be the death of language
MUSIC FOR A TARNISHED SOUL
♪ is a classically trained violinist and cellist, she maintains numerous string instruments to tinker with
HERE LIES CHARLOTTE
♪ has two graves; one in England with her family citing her date of death when she was turned, along with the rest of her family now, and one in New Jersey following a fire that she must have perished in
♪ is a mythology buff; loves to learn about all the other creatures that walk the earth with her, doesn't care if half of it is made up, occasionally bites other creatures to see what they taste like
WORDS WORDS WORDS
♪ used to speak French and Spanish; may have forgotten that over the years, since she failed to actually bother using it much after leaving Europe
SPLASH OF COLOUR
♪ routinely dyes her hair vibrant red to make it a fashion statement to go with her pale skin, in addition to dark or very light clothes, it really sets off her 'look' and makes her feel like more than just a spectre passing through the world
♪ has created progeny in the past, isn't entirely certain where they are -there's only two left alive, and she was responsible for one of them dying
♪ spent four years in a mental institution for treatment of mental illness that was simply her sexual preference, she was scheduled for a lobotomy to cure it when she was turned
♪ is partially psychotic but completely unaware, she doesn't actually bother with such things and lives by the wants of her id
♪ fairly old-fashioned, favouring Victorian era clothing, she's very fond of New Orleans because of this and has a somewhat Southern style
♪ sufferer of tachyphemia, aka cluttering, in that she will ramble quickly, group words together in quick succession, it breaks the normal flow of communication even in written word, this gets worse when stressed