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Category: <span>Border Clan</span>

Sylum Inspiration: John Grimm

Border: Hunter

 

John Grimm is the fraternal twin of Dr. Samantha Grimm. Their parents were geneticists and began teaching their children their trade at an early age. Early in their childhood their parents were killed in a tragic accident.  The siblings were outside in the playground, when an explosion ripped through the lab killing their parents.  John would never forget the screams of the people trapped inside. As a result of the accident, John and Sam were bounced around from foster home to foster home until their grandparents could finally get custody of them. Both have a knack for genetics, but Sam is the only one to follow this path. John decided he wanted nothing to do with the research that killed them and joined the military.

At the age of 18 he joined the Marines, quickly moving his way up the ranks and is recruited for the elite Rapid Response Tactical Squad. Where he met his commanding officer, Sarge, a man who would do anything to succeed. Although he hasn’t spoken with his sister in years, he kept up on all of her research and how she was doing. She was the one weak spot for the hardened Marine. He was tagged with the nickname ‘Reaper’ by his squad mates and quickly moved his way up to second in command of his unit.

In 1998 Sarge informed the squad of a special program they had been volunteered for.  It was supposed to make them faster and nearly invulnerable. This program was being operated by Donald Lydecker, head of the MANTICORE Corporation. After finding out what the experiment entailed, John decided that he didn’t want to take part in it, but was informed that refusing wasn’t an option. They held his sister over him as leverage and he reluctantly agreed to take part in the experiments in order to keep her safe. He was given different injections that allowed him to perform under various conditions. He was finally injected with something called Chromosome 24. Unfortunately, his body, like all others before him, began to reject the treatment after a few days. Lydecker ordered that he be Turned by a rogue vampire he had working for him because he didn’t want to lose one of his best test subjects.

Sylum Inspiration: Jason Doyle

Border: Hunter

Jason Doyle was born in 1802 to Pamela Winthrop and Sean Doyle, in Indiana. When he was twelve, a man named Chris Larabee arrived in town and became a farmhand on his parents’ farm. When he was nineteen, Doyle found out by accident that Larabee was a Vampire, and became a Chosen One for him. At the age of 31, after both his parents passed, he asked Chris to Turn him, because he was all the family Jason had left.

Sylum Inspiration: José Chavez

Border: Co-Leader

José’s mother was Navajo and father was from Mexico.  When he was young, his father disappeared, never to return, and his mother took him back to her people, where he learned about his Navajo heritage.  After they return, he was invited into the Medicine Man’s sweat lodge, and was told that one day he would meet a man who had survived death, and his life would be forfeit to him, but it would bring him eternity with his soulmate.  Soon after, his small village was destroyed by a band of Apache.  He survived the attack and was found by Mexican farmers, who took him to the nearest town.  José was given his father’s name and educated by the Catholic Church.

He ran away when he was sixteen, and spent years stealing food and money for shelter until he was caught by Tunstal.  The Englishman took him in and gave him a place to stay on the agreement he help worked the Ranch.  His life changed, the moment he met Josiah Scurlock and fell in love.  He didn’t know how to express his feelings to the other man, and over time he became content to be next to Josiah.

Fate soon found him riding with Billy the Kid and the Regulators.  As each day passed he felt the life the Medicine Man had described, slip  through his fingers.  He lost all hope when he watched Doc get shot down.  Wounded himself, he rode out into the desert to die in peace only to look up into the brilliant eyes of his soulmate.

Sylum Inspiration: Trinity Monroe

Border: Researcher

Trinity Monroe was born to Steve and Marie Monroe in 1963 in Santa Barbara, California. She grew up with a normal, happy childhood and did her undergrad at USC and her graduate work at UCLA.  She worked as a researcher and archivist at various museums, while having a second job as a part-time trainer in various types of martial arts, which she had been training in since she was in pre-school.

Her parents died at different times while she was in her twenties, so she was alone for some time, having been an only child. Then Thomas Anderson walked into her life. She agreed to date him and a couple of months after they started dating, he revealed that he was a Vampire and that she was his Mate. She agreed to be Turned and Bonded to him shortly thereafter.

Sylum Inspiration: Thomas Anderson

Border: Lead Hunter

 

Thomas Anderson was born in 1890 to John and Michelle Anderson. He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and lost his parents to a house fire in 1895 while he was off visiting relatives. His uncle, unable to care for him along with his own seven children, sent him to live with his grandparents in London. He enlisted in the military in 1914 and was part of the African theatre in World War I. During these skirmishes, he befriended Morpheus, who Turned him when he was mortally wounded.

Sylum Inspiration: Sheldon Sands

Border Clan: Hunter

 

Sheldon Jeffrey Sands, a CIA agent, met Enrique Bastidas Montoya, also known as El Mariachi, in Mexico when he recruited Montoya to kill Mexican army general, Emiliano Marquez, who worked for Armando Barillo, who is the biggest drug lord in Mexico.

Marquez’s goal was to assassinate the Mexican President.

At one point his mission becomes compromised and Barillo drills out his eyes, leaving him completely blind.

Eventually, on the Day of the Dead, Sands, Montoya, and Sands’ team fight Barillo and the others outside the presidential palace, and though they win, Sands is mortally wounded. Montoya offers him an immortal life and Sands consents to be Turned.

Sylum Inspiration: John Grimm

Border: Hunter

 

John Grimm is the fraternal twin of Dr. Samantha Grimm. Their parents were geneticists and began teaching their children their trade at an early age. Early in their childhood their parents were killed in a tragic accident.  The siblings were outside in the playground, when an explosion ripped through the lab killing their parents.  John would never forget the screams of the people trapped inside. As a result of the accident, John and Sam were bounced around from foster home to foster home until their grandparents could finally get custody of them. Both have a knack for genetics, but Sam is the only one to follow this path. John decided he wanted nothing to do with the research that killed them and joined the military.

At the age of 18 he joined the Marines, quickly moving his way up the ranks and is recruited for the elite Rapid Response Tactical Squad. Where he met his commanding officer, Sarge, a man who would do anything to succeed. Although he hasn’t spoken with his sister in years, he kept up on all of her research and how she was doing. She was the one weak spot for the hardened Marine. He was tagged with the nickname ‘Reaper’ by his squad mates and quickly moved his way up to second in command of his unit.

In 1998 Sarge informed the squad of a special program they had been volunteered for.  It was supposed to make them faster and nearly invulnerable. This program was being operated by Donald Lydecker, head of the MANTICORE Corporation. After finding out what the experiment entailed, John decided that he didn’t want to take part in it, but was informed that refusing wasn’t an option. They held his sister over him as leverage and he reluctantly agreed to take part in the experiments in order to keep her safe. He was given different injections that allowed him to perform under various conditions. He was finally injected with something called Chromosome 24. Unfortunately, his body, like all others before him, began to reject the treatment after a few days. Lydecker ordered that he be Turned by a rogue vampire he had working for him because he didn’t want to lose one of his best test subjects.

(Dilios Note: There’s rumors that Manticore is a subsidiary of Crimson Moon, but so far there has been no connection found.)

 

Sylum Inspiration: Jason Doyle

Border: Hunter

 

Jason Doyle was born in 1802 to Pamela Winthrop and Sean Doyle, in Indiana. When he was twelve, a man named Chris Larabee arrived in town and became a farmhand on his parents’ farm. When he was nineteen, Doyle found out by accident that Larabee was a Vampire, and became a Chosen One for him. At the age of 31, after both his parents passed, he asked Chris to Turn him, because he was all the family Jason had left.

Sylum Inspiration: Thomas Anderson

Border Clan: Lead Hunter

 

Thomas Anderson was born in 1890 to John and Michelle Anderson.

He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and lost his parents to a house fire in 1895 while he was off visiting relatives. His uncle, unable to care for him along with his own seven children, sent him to live with his grandparents in London.

He enlisted in the military in 1914 and was part of the African theatre in World War I. During these skirmishes, he befriended Morpheus, who Turned him when he was mortally wounded.

Character Introduction: Nathan Collins

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Border: Hunter

 

Name: Nathan Collins

Turn Date: 1992 AD

Sire: Adam Franco

Mate: Adam Franco

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Nathan Collins was born in Anaheim, California on April 30, 1956 to Michael and Laura Collins. He went to community college for two years after high school before he transferred to the police academy. He ended up with the LAPD where he made Sergeant before he was wounded in a shootout.

Upon waking the hospital, he was told his injuries were career-ending. He also met his surgeon, Adam Franco, who befriended him and upon Nathan’s release from the hospital, told him of his true nature and what Adam meant to him, and offered to Turn him. He agreed.

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Image: JR Bourne

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