Full Name: Hervens Laurent Toussaint Baptiste
Birthdate: June 19th, 1921
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
Title(s)/Alias(es): Arbiter; Graymark
Occupation: Paranormal Investigator
Hervens appears to be in his mid to late thirties. He is of a fairly average height, bearing a muscular build. He has a cocoa complexion with ebony hair and hazel eyes. He keeps his face cleanshaven along with a short cropped hairstyle. He has a fleur-de-lis tattoo on the right side of his neck and a Seal of Solomon tattoo on his left forearm.
Hervens’ clothing style could be called “rugged” or “practical”. He always wears a custom sheepskin jacket no matter the weather. Around his neck is a pentacle necklace, representing his faith. On his finger is a stone ring given to him by his mother. When operating on official Templar business he will dress for the occasion.
While going about his day Hervens carries a few items on him or in his jacket; this consists of a smartphone, pocket-sized spray paint, keychain, wallet, a flask and a pack of cigarettes. Hervens' main weapon is his sword named Temperance which is a gladius that he sheathes in his coat. It serves as his elemental focus as well as a weapon, though he is by no means helpless without it.
Section II: Training, Powers and Skills
Tiana Baptiste (Magical Training)
US Army (Military Training)
Innsmouth Academy (1935-1939)
Cook (Cajun-style food)
Polyglot (French [fluent], English [fluent], Latin [fluent], Italian [knowledgeable], German [knowledgeable])
- Talented Evoker
- Affinity for Kinectomancy
- Extra-Sensory Perception/Third Eye
- Bloodline Constitution
- Summoning Theory
- Magical Theory
- Occult History
- Arcane Geometry
- Defensive Magic
World Weary (nightmares, PTSD, apathy)
Section III: History
Hervens was born in New Orleans to a witch mother and a mundane father. His family owned a restaurant in the Tremé district of the city called Ayiti’s Tavern. His father left the family when he was seven, leaving him to be raised by his mother. As a witch, his mother taught him everything she knew about the supernatural world and his lineage and when he began displaying magical talent at eleven she began training him. His training continued when he was sent to Innsmouth Academy for formal training at age fourteen. He learned a great deal and when his education was concluded his mother encouraged him to seek membership to the Templars. He decided to travel a bit before committing to the organization which was cut short when the Second World War began consuming Europe in earnest. He did eventually return home and he wasn’t home long before the United States entered World War II and he enlisted to fight despite his mother’s protests. He fought with the 92nd Infantry Division, 370th Infantry Regiment otherwise known as the “Buffalo Soldiers”. He participated in the Italian Campaign from August 1944 to May 1945. At the end of the war he finally joined the Templars as a full member. He also got his private investigator's license to pursue cases of that nature for the Templars. Since then he has served with the Templars for over seventy years becoming one of the Old Guard.
Section IV: Personality
Hervens is a dark knight: loyal and strong, but also gruff and stoic. He has a sort of 'quiet intensity' to him. He is very rarely prone to emotional outbursts, preferring to handle situations with a calm and tactful mind. He tends to focus on truth and justice while maintaining an air of dignity and intelligence at all times. He has high amount of honor and displays a strong resolve. He is willing to take action whenever it is necessary though he does not favor violence. Which is a bit ironic considering how good he is at it. He also tends to swear or make exclamations in French. Nobody's perfect of course and Hervens has plenty of less favorable traits too. His vices and stubbornness cause plenty of grievances and reach all around. He also never turns away from oppression or bigotry.