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Able to drink large locomotive (engineers) under the table, able to down bottles of beer in a single gulp, he's- a musician. With the head start he's had with underage drinking and the non-stop party that is celebrity and genetics is it any wonder that he's developed quite a tolerance for alcohol?<br><br>
 
Able to drink large locomotive (engineers) under the table, able to down bottles of beer in a single gulp, he's- a musician. With the head start he's had with underage drinking and the non-stop party that is celebrity and genetics is it any wonder that he's developed quite a tolerance for alcohol?<br><br>
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More out of the insistence of the record company and his bandmates, Nick has invested in a phone. It's a simple Nokia, candy bar style phone that simply makes phone calls and can technically send and receive text messages. There is no camera feature on it and the screen that would display the text messages is kind of squished up due to it being somewhat messed up from being run over. But other than the fact he can't really read text messages on the display and only can see the mail notification icon in the upper left corner teasing him, It still sends and receives phone calls and in Nick's eyes that means it doesn't need to be replaced.<br><br>
 
More out of the insistence of the record company and his bandmates, Nick has invested in a phone. It's a simple Nokia, candy bar style phone that simply makes phone calls and can technically send and receive text messages. There is no camera feature on it and the screen that would display the text messages is kind of squished up due to it being somewhat messed up from being run over. But other than the fact he can't really read text messages on the display and only can see the mail notification icon in the upper left corner teasing him, It still sends and receives phone calls and in Nick's eyes that means it doesn't need to be replaced.<br><br>
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Nick (Scenesys ID: 9039)
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Profile
Full Name: Michael Nicholas 'Nick' Drago
Gender: Male
Species: Human
Theme: Original (OC)
Occupation: Musician / Actor / Songwriter
Citizenship: American
Residence: Midtown
Education: GED / Self-Study
Status: Approved
Groups: Mystic Arts, Scooby Gang, Angel Investigations, Street Level-OOC, Gotham-OOC
Other Information
Apparent Age: 21 Actual Age: 27
Date of Birth 3 June 2000 Actor: Johnathan Rhys-Meyers
Height: 178 cm (5'10") Weight: 68 kg (149 lb)
Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Blue
Theme Song: Hold On To Memories - Disturbed; Unity - Shinedown

Profile

With him running around balancing the careers of musican, actor, and songwriter with a dabble of charity work, one could say Nick is an everchanging guy which makes the dream form and dream travel abilities he has all the more suited for him.

So come on in to one of Nick's performances should he be in the area and kick back and relax. You'll be in for a bit of a show. And, if Nick's not careful with his choice of lyrics, maybe more so than he was expecting too.

Current Player Approved: October 21, 2019

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Description

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Description:

Before you is a young man who appears to be in his early 20s with an angular jaw line. On the underside of his right forearm, there is a long, old scar, the positioning indicating it to be of the defensive variety. A couple inches short of 6 feet, he is comparatively short with a lean, but fit frame. The tired look in his eyes and the way he carries himself betrays a few more years under his belt than his appearance would indicate.

If you see him on the street, his attire will often be at the mercy of three factors: Did he find it at Goodwill, Is it a neutral tone, and Does it fit. He also favors hiding his hair in a knit cap when weather permits.

If you see him on stage, you would find the quality of clothing increased. Chosesn for show and his hair left loose and wild. Dark lined eyes would be looking back at the audience as he strives to entertain.

If you see him at a charity event, he would be at his dressiest possible corresponding the dress attire chosen for the event. Often times black with a brighter color dress shirt to act as an accent.

If you see him as a phantasm, It is because he wants to be seen or is being an idiot. When visible, the form varies but most commonly rotates between a purplish black, 26 inch tall raven with a 3 foot wingspan, a grey wolf, the mirror image of himself, or a black shrouded, clawed figure where the face is obscured but the glow of the eyes and jagged teeth remain.

History

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History:

From birth, Michael Nicholas 'Nick' Drago's existence has been no stranger to poor decisions. The first ones came from the parents. After a rather quick romance spurned from a chance meeting at a summer theater festival, Eileen Hannigan and Savio Carmine were married, much to the distaste of both sets of relatives. They did alright, Savio's job was well paying but Eileen soon came to realize that the job was less than legitimate. After a couple months, they had an annulment with Savio's true occupation being the unofficial reason. But by then, Eileen was with child.

Michael 'Nicholas' Drago was born June 3rd in Hell's Kitchen. Eileen raised Michael as a single mother with Savio occasionally stopping by. On the visits, he would provide small amounts of money to help with raising Nick. This arrangement ceased after one night where a disagreement over the source of Savio's money led to Eileen acquiring a limp.

Despite the angry protests of Nick's father, Eileen moved with her son out to the Randall neighborhood of Gotham in the hopes of raising him in a slightly less violent and corrupt environment. The choice of location was yet another, AMAZINGLY poor decision. Refusing any further aid or contact with Savio, Eileen and Nick instead lived on site of the hotel Eileen worked. They lived on a small budget. When not heading to school or from school, Nick was kept mainly indoors with stories from his mom about patron saints and the occasional visit to the library for his primary source of entertainment and school (Both the weekday and Sunday variety) being his primary source of social interactions with kids his age.

When Nick was 10, Eileen stepped out of a room she finished cleaning into the path of people who were busy robbing the hotel. The general belief was that she just happened to startle the more trigger happy of the two. The robbers were never found and her tragic death was quickly moved to the cold case files.

After his mother's death, Savio did attempt to gain custody, and quite possibly in the only display of concern over Nick, custody was denied. While not stated, it is likely presumed that the suspected ties Savio had were the reason.

Either way, Savio had a partial victory in that Nick's other relatives lived in New York as well. Nick soon found himself being shipped back to New York, this time to live with his Aunt, Fiona Hannigan. With the assistance of the interest money generated off the insurance payout from Eileen's death, Fiona was a decent guardian. She took care of Nick's basic needs, and even continued with the Library trips, and somehow, like her sister, did not seem to believe in basic cable.

Another change Nick experienced was finding himself being the target of an abnormally large amount of people wishing to start fights with him for no reason known to him. The best he could figure, it was because they were older and bigger. Fighting became practically a daily routine for him. Hospital trips were the norm with little to no intervention from local law enforcements. After enough times of getting no help, Nick and his aunt just gave up on the possibility of police intervention.

Eventually As he got older and more practiced so did the opponents who kept coming out of the woodwork and his confidence in dealing with whatever problems that came with him grew, along with the starting stages of general disobedience fueled by a general sense of anger of being targeted so frequently.

The constant bullying made what would have been a kind of okay childhood (Minus the mom murder) into a less than pleasant one. This was complicated by him developing sleeping problems. His sleep cycles started getting out of whack, giving more precedence to the REM sleep cycles than the deep sleep cycles. This continued for a bit until he was dragged to the doctor by his aunt after his irritated, sleep deprived self got expelled from school for fighting. The doctor introduced him to the concept of sleeping pills to treat the disorder.

He ended up getting home schooling after that and while that did curb some of the fights. They still would occur whenever he left the apartment. Feeling defiant of the community that seems to want to drive him to be a hermit, he did the opposite. He started attending the nightlife around age 16 with the proper fake-ID in hand and eventually started to have fun partying, fighting, and drinking.

The police did finally show some concern regarding one of the fights when one of his former opponents tried a sneak attack from behind with a bat. It's a little unclear what happened to that guy. He wasn't arrested for the attack. He also wasn't seen around the area any longer after that. Oddly enough, the fights kind of dried up after that.

At age 18, Nick got his GED, and soon found himself living on his own, working several low level jobs. One of these jobs was a convenience store clerk position, which resulted in a stabbed arm by a would be robber. At the hospital he meets Rod Donovan, who was in there for a bloodied nose gained from a scuffle with a bouncer earlier. During the long wait, they hit it off and end up hanging out.

Rod and Nick go out on the town for some drinking and run into Wade Shaw and Jack Mantley and hit things off. In their infinite drunken wisdom, they decide to start a band they dubbed 'Silver Round'. When they sobered up, they realized they actually sounded good. Since three of their lives were pretty much crap anyways, and Wade seemed to be pretty alright moneywise, they decided to go share Wade's small studio apartment together in the Hell's Kitchen area and focus on music.

After a few years of songwriting, recording demos, working bars, and developing a fan following, they get a call for a record deal from Golem Records.

After experiencing some promising sales of their debut album, 'Social Disease', three of the band members of Silver Round out to celebrate. Nick, although now of legal drinking age, stayed at the apartment due to some 'sleeping issues'. There was a little bit too much partying, and yet another poor decision occurred, resulting in a car accident which results in the deaths of two members, Jack and Rod.

While Wade stayed in New York, Nick slipped away from the public view, presumedly retreating to Gotham as he worked through what happened. It was during this time of self-pity that Nick happened to strike up a quasi-friendship with a bartender named Leo DiBartenda at a hole in the wall establishment that didn't apparently get any business when Nick was in. At some point the topic went to regrets, and Nick had plenty. And then Leo posed the question: "If you could make things better, even a little, would you?" Nick replied in the affirmative and Leo gave him a drink on the house and a handshake.

"Now you can."

Well, it turned out Leo was not your typical bartender and Nick had the equivalent of a 'Dream Travel for Dummies' book crammed in his head upon the older man touching his hand. Nick passed out Unfortunately for him, Leo did not stick around to explain what he did or give him lessons on how to use the abilities he passed over to him. Instead, Nick woke up to find the bar closed, Leo gone, and to add insult to injury, his wallet empty. Great. Just freaking great.

Pretty weirded out, Nick returned back to New York, moving back in with Wade, who had apparently come into more money since Nick left and switched his focus to starting up and running a small recording studio, named 'Shaw Studios' The studio apartment was gone and Wade now had ownership of a small, small, SMALL condo in Midtown. Being the owner's friend, Nick also got a job with the recording studio, acting as a session musician at times.

Over the course of a year of working behind the scenes and progressing over to other instruments, and occasionally providing backing vocals, Nick starts back up with playing small scale live venues and eventually performing his own music and releasing a new album with Wade. Be it from the press regarding what happened to Silver Round or from those who have heard the music at one of his live performances, the albums are selling and it is generating press.

Several months after the second solo album release, Nick was out bar hopping when he got a call from Wade, or what turned out to be his attempt to dial 911 but instead speed dialing the last number called. Over the connection, Nick could hear the sounds of Wade trying to reason with some home intruders. He managed to get home in time to stop Wade from getting any permanent injuries but not before the intruders got a few good licks in.

Angry at the invasion of his home and the assault on his friend, Nick sometimes finds himself playing superhero from time to time. But, he tries not to make a habit of it. Bills to pay, friend to keep watch over, performances, and stuff.

Along with the occasional guest appearance on TV dramas, Nick has been on several music festival tours, mostly supporting other acts when they were short a player, but a couple involved promoting his own stuff.

After the first series of tours, Nick continues with the busy behavior as he portrays Dominic, an overly sarcastic vampire who views vampire fangirls as morons in a budding independent film turned cult classic, 'Life Bites!' He's also got an agreement to play John Thornton in yet another TV series adaptation of The Call of the Wild but it is not set to start production for a few more months.

Personality

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Personality:

FOOT MEET MOUTH: 'Think before you speak' is a known rule, but when you're too tired to think, this rule can often times be ignored. This 'foot in mouth syndrome' developed in his time growing up in New York, basically the result of the stress of his life being uprooted, incessant fights, and the increasing irritableness of not getting enough sleep. When people got on his nerves, he was apparently too tired to even consider being tactful with his words and often would just speak his thoughts as they popped into his head. By the time the causing factors for this was treated, Nick and those around him were so used to his manner of speaking that there really was no reason to start practicing self-censorship even then.

BLUNT : Although reasonably mannered when working, Nick rarely partakes in the act of 'sugar coating' the truth when off the clock. If he thinks someone is a jerk and he's asked for his opinion on the person, he's likely to say so unless common sense intervenes in time.

FRUGAL : Due to the years stretching the dollar to make ends meet, Nick sometimes drops into 'frugal mode' (this is the type of guy who can tell the difference between stale dollar store and fresh brand-name chocolate and still would go with the dollar store candy when he's just buying for himself.)

LOYAL : A friend in need is a friend indeed. This is one thing that could be said of Nick by those who know him. Once someone has achieved friend status in his eyes, there's little he wouldn't do for them if they're in need.

MOODY : At one point a sweet and introverted child, Nick became the opposite upon his' mother's death. Outspoken, aggressive, impulsive, selfish, not responsible at all, Upon Rod's death he seemed to have blended the two versions of him as his aggression seem to have gone dormant for now as reality has somewhat slapped a sense of responsibility back into him as well as a protective nature when it comes to his friends. Sometimes he can be seen to be a introverted person, but if the situation calls for it, he can easily switch back into his outspoken tendencies.

PROTECTIVE : There is little he won't do for a friend and it's quite possible that had he been at the apartment during the home invasion, Nick would either have had more cuts to show off or there would be a very battered attacker lying on the floor afterwards.

SOCIALY AWARE : Brad builds houses, Oprah gives cars, Nick does whatever. He's not picky. As with a sizable chunk of the Hollywood and Music notables approaching some form of maturity, Nick has provided his assistance with charities. From Make a Wish to United Way to the local food kitchen, if they ask for a form of help, he tends to make some form of accommodation.

Abilities

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Accidental Spells:
(side effect) Coupled with the dream energy of the phantasm, when speaking or singing in a rhyming scheme, Nick has accidentally performed spells. He's only noticed this occurring with verses from two particular songs he wrote and as a result has opted not to dabble with anymore songs pertaining to religious figures. Or demons. Yeah, nothing good could come of that.

The two songs are:
Raphael's Flask - Song pertaining to St. Raphael, patron saint of bodily ills and mental illness - provides protection against illness, both physical and mental (Including nightmares)
Lucia's Light - Song pertaining to St. Lucia, patron saint of the blind and writers - provides a holy light to deter contact from things of a demonic nature

Dream Form:
(borrowed from the phantasm) - Nick's body can shift himself (and if desired, things (anything he can carry or have walk WITH him) he is in contact with) into dream energy, allowing for him to basically take the phantasm dream form. This allows him the ability to become shifting representations of himself with varying degrees of tangibility, audibility, visibility, and movement (flight). While in this form, Phantasm does not have the sense of taste, touch, or smell nor can he produce smells. Unless consciously created, he does not produce sounds normally associated with a living being (ie. breathing, heart beats). The total amount of strength Phantasm can use is limited to the strength of what Nick has on his own. However, due to some special applications, this turns out to be more than enough to do needed things (ie. concentrate strength to a small area to provide more oomph to a punch or and even smaller area to produce cutting power). He can not create projectile weapons unless he himself is the 'projectile'. (dive bomb) As with most powers, the constant use of the ability is not a good thing. Nick still will need to give it a rest every so often or risk going into the more aggressive troublemaking mindset of his teen years. And lets face it. That's probably not when he's going to be making the best of decisions.

Should Phantasm get 'injured', he can shift back to Nick and drop the injuries incurred. However, in certain situations, that could be a very risky move considering Nick is much more vulnerable.

REGARDING SHIFTING OTHER THINGS - This pertains to both objects and living things. If Nick lets go or they let go of him, they lose the dream energy and go back to normal. However, living things are so much of a pain to manage as they have a mind of their own and have a tendency to do the wrong things, like letting go of him when they're halfway through a wall (Big no no. That would probably kill them.) So he's not likely to do that unless the alternative is much worse or he can trust the other person will follow his instructions when benefiting from the ability. As for non-living things, whatever he can carry, what he is wearing, and the contents of his clothes (ie. pockets). Cars and buildings are out of the question.

Dream Travel:
(borrowed from the phantasm) - While in dream form, Nick (and anyone/thing he's taking along in dream form) can step in and out of the dreams of others and traverse from dream to dream if the dreamers are within 250 miles of each other. Should a dream he's traveling in is about to end, the phantasm basically gets booted from that dream into another within range or gets spit out into the waking world if there's none accessible. When within the dream, the phantasm can interact with it but he does not directly control the dream environment, just himself within it. If he wants to effect dream elements that are not his making, he has to try tricking the dreamer into doing it for him. If he is bringing along something other than himself, he must hold on to them while dream traveling or risk losing them in the dream when the dream world collapses or them getting dropped outside of whatever dream they're in at the time he lets go.

LOCATING SOMEONE - Currently Nick can not see people's dreams unless he's actually dream traveling. So, in order to enter the dream of a specific person in mind, it helps to be near the person (smaller search area) and it helps if he knows a bit about them so he has an idea to what their dreams typically look like. Otherwise he's going to be popping in and out of a lot of dreams to try and figure out which one is which.

OOC GAME NOTE : Dream Travel within a player character's dream is by player consent only.

Stopped Aging:

An apparent side effect of having a phantasm within is that the aging process has effectively paused on Nick. Sure, he can grow his hair out and still needs to shave, but the rest of his body looks the same as when he aquired the ability.

Skills

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Acting:
Following in the steps of many an established musician, Nick's time on the stage performing music has helped him getting a foothold in other aspects of entertainment. He has made some appearances in some TV shows and movies. Perhaps, if he grows tired of music, he can move fully into this field.

Androgyne:
A person who does not fit cleanly into the typical gender roles of society. Although Nick gets into fights, he sometimes allows his hair to grow long which, coupled with the angular features of his face, have lead to some visual confusion for those who see him. Oh if maintaining this look wasn't so marketable in the entertainment industry!

Bargain Shopper:
Yet another part to the frugal nature means he is not afraid to seek out a good deal on something. He's getting rather good at finding good stuff at low prices.

Brawling:
Who says all those years of delinquency didn't pay off? He can hold his own against a thug or two in person. So long as they aren't snipers or other types of long-range fighters

Drinking:
Able to drink large locomotive (engineers) under the table, able to down bottles of beer in a single gulp, he's- a musician. With the head start he's had with underage drinking and the non-stop party that is celebrity and genetics is it any wonder that he's developed quite a tolerance for alcohol?

Escrima Fighting:
When it came time to pick a weapon to learn how to use, the background of working with drumsticks had a major influence in Nick's decision to lean towards Escrima Sticks. He already knows how to handle sticks, they feel comfortable in hand, he's just now learning how to apply escrima practices with stick work.

Music:
Exceptional with Drums, vocals, guitar, and percussion instruments in general. Nick works to ensure that he's adaptable in this so he may continue to get an income. Along with this desire to expand on his technical ability, he presents another, more intrinsic approach to his art. Through the manipulation of sounds and setting of the underlining mood of a song, fans have claimed he is able to entice listeners to have an emotional reaction to his works.

Party Sense:
Possibly from all the years of unchecked fun with fake IDs, Nick has been conditioned from experience that he just seems to know when and where the best parties in the city will be. At least, by his opinion. Coupled with his celebrity status, he may actually be allowed IN to these bashes now. Those who tag along with him on these trips are sure to find a good time at some point.

Sketching:
Although no Da Vinci or Michelangelo, Nick's capable enough with pencil and paper to draw people. And not just headshots. Even the accursed hand drawn to scale task is a no brainer.

Songwriting:
Yes, it is a song about the horrors of murder and how wrong it is. But darn it all, why can't you stop singing and dancing along to it?! It's not you, Nick's just got a knack for writing addicting songs. He has also made some good money selling the songs he can't use himself to other musicians

Stage Presence:

As an entertainer, it is Nick's responsibility to maintain the attention of the audience, to assure them before a note is even struck that the money they pay to see him live, was well spent. It also makes him a good distraction. Some say that while the albums are good, its better to listen to him live to get the full feel of the music.

Resources

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Album Success:
With his current successes with 'Breakout', 'Hell', and the increase in sales of 'Social Disease' due to the release of his solo albums, along with the monetary benefits of his lengthy tours, he does have a bit more money than most. However, if he doesn't want to use the market account, his finances are still a limited supply and is more a means to maintain a comfortable living in his current living accommodations

Condo:
With just two people sharing it, this one room, quasi-kitchen, one bathroom condo seems quite spacious. TECHNICALLY this is Wade's property but this isn't the first time he's shared.

Crappy Cell Phone:
More out of the insistence of the record company and his bandmates, Nick has invested in a phone. It's a simple Nokia, candy bar style phone that simply makes phone calls and can technically send and receive text messages. There is no camera feature on it and the screen that would display the text messages is kind of squished up due to it being somewhat messed up from being run over. But other than the fact he can't really read text messages on the display and only can see the mail notification icon in the upper left corner teasing him, It still sends and receives phone calls and in Nick's eyes that means it doesn't need to be replaced.

Escrima Sticks:
Buffy gave them to him. He trains with them, they're not of the stabby variety but they do have wood to their construction. They fit in easily into his backpack and due to a technicality regarding the definition of walking sticks, they are technically street legal where he lives. Yay!

Fame:
Whether through the consistent play time on the radio waves, exceptional music reviews, the plastering of posters in most major cities advertising concerts during his last tour, or the supermarket tabloids speculating on his love life, his dealing with tragic events, or the Bro-mance that is WadenDrago. Nick is not exactly an unknown.

Movie Career:
Nick's expanding his career base and he's doing rather well with movies. While not getting pulled for the big budget blockbusters, he's starting to get considered for the more artsy and books to movie style projects as he's reasonably affordable to hire and has a respectable pull to the showings.

Recording Studio:
home to a lot of high-quality recording equipment, the recording studio Nick uses is nothing but the best for the product he wishes to produce. This is one expense he won't compromise on.

Savings:
Despite the questionable childhood, it turns out that there were several blessings hidden within it. The first was Nick's mother having the foresight to get a term life insurance policy for about ten times her annual salary. The second was his aunt who put the money into a money market account and left it mostly untouched for much of Mike's childhood. Due to the miracle of compound interest and time, it now produces around $112K a year in interest. Mike tries to avoid using the money in an effort to build up the funds even more than that. But it is a nice reassurance that if things go crazy, he could always get a decent place to live in a part of the country with a lower cost of living. Heck, he could even spring for a bedroom plan!

Social Circle:
With the success of his albums, along with the press he has received from the incidents surrounding Silver Round, there have been numerous persons from the wealthy class who have wanted to 'hang out' with him. Granted most of them do it to get a little bit of his press for their own, but there are some who do it out of actual interest. He has managed to hook himself into several social circles within the entertainment and in some aspects, political industry which is beneficial for his career and influence.

Spot Lighting:
Yet another necessary expense. If people are paying tickets, they are going to get not just an earful, they'll get an eyeful as well.

Tools of the Trade:
Not everything he uses for his career are kept in the studio. As with most musicians, he does bring some of his work home with him. In the condo that he shares with Wade resides a drum set, a pair of acoustic guitars, basic maintenance supplies for the instruments, a music keyboard, a tape recorder, practice drum pads, and some sound proofing panels that a nearby studio was 'going to throw out anyways' (Or so the living Silver Round members claim)

Wade Shaw:
With Nick's approach to friendship, Wade benefited greatly from Nick's treatment after the home invasion. Still working to get his hand back up to par post-surgery, he has not gone back to playing guitar professionally as of yet, but instead has focused on the sound production and administrative side of Shaw Studios. Not only does Mike help with the utilities, he is also the first in line to critique Nick's work. In return, Wade lets Nick stay with him and also got Nick his studio musician position as a backup source of income.

Wades Laptop:
Alright, technically the laptop in the condo belongs to the roomie and not him, but kind hearted Wade has set up a restricted access user account JUST for Nick so he may go online and do some browsing. The laptop is of good quality and is quite capable of running the sound intensive programs that the true owner of the laptop uses but Nick doesn't directly use them anyways.

Wades Tv:

Normally this wouldn't merit but this is new to Nick. It's a TV made in the current century.

Weaknesses

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Busy Bee:
An extension of the Frugal, Protective, and Social Awareness aspects, Nick has a tendency to balance multiple projects / jobs at the same time. If he puts too much on his plate at one point, he can get tired out which leads to him not noticing the obvious at times even when he does have all his senses available. Fatigue can also result in mood changes which can lead to poor decisions as well.

Dream Walker:
Although his Dream travel ability incorporates a magic based form of Telepathy and Teleportation, it's a very specific application that revolves around dreams. With them he can enter and interact with the dreams of a sleeping subject and he can only teleport via dreams. If there are no dreams going on in the area he wants to go, well. He'll just have to walk from where he can get to. If the person is not currently dreaming, he can't really go interact with them.

Fame:
It seems that with certain types, respect for one's privacy does not rank high. Who Nick hangs out with, where Nick likes to go, even so much as what he may like to eat or drink. This is considered fair game for these tabloids to 'report' on, often times making up things as well in speculation. People who keep to themselves or maintain a low profile may not feel comfortable around Nick when these leeches start to show up.

People who don't have time to get to know the real you, will make judgements based off of what snippets they can get. Nick doesn't get to meet all the people who have formed opinions of him. He doesn't get to have a chance to find out just who and how many may have less than favorable ones of him. Nor does he get the opportunity to at least defend himself from these judgements. Such is the dirty side of Fame. Judgement without the defense. And sometimes the formation of an enemy without the heads up.

Family:
Those that raised him may be gone but there is still the factor of the father that Nick wrote out of his life. All Nick knows is that Savio Carmine Drago is bad news. Probably is involved in something questionable and with people of the same nature. As to the extent of the bad, he is uncertain as he does not have any desire to look any further than that. Ignorance is bliss. Perhaps, but it can also get you into a lot of trouble.

Foot Meet Mouth:
'Think before you speak' is a known rule, but when you're too tired to think, this rule can often times be ignored. This 'foot in mouth syndrome' developed in his time growing up in New York, basically the result of the stress of his life being uprooted, incessant fights, and the increasing irritableness of not getting enough sleep. When people got on his nerves, he was apparently too tired to even consider being tactful with his words and often would just speak his thoughts as they popped into his head. By the time the causing factors for this was treated, Nick and those around him were so used to his manner of speaking that there really was no reason to start practicing self-censorship even then.

Protective of Wade:
In Nick's life he's had two people who have reached Best friend level, and both times they have been taken from him. As a result of knowing what it's like to lose them, he treasures his friends and puts their comfort over his own needs. One such example is Wade Shaw. With his track record involving friends, Nick wants to protect this one. He's continuing to live with the guy, basically helping to keep the cost of the apartment down, he's involving Wade with his work. There's likely little that he wouldn't do for Wade.

Vulnerable To Magic:

His powers are born from magic, and as such has a vulnerability to it. Magic has its own set of rules where the logic that may guide the function of his powerset does not apply to spells directed at him.

Logs

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Hot Drinks lead to steamy encounters. Because the drinks are hot and creating steam. Get your mind out of the gutter people. June 1st, 2020 A Wiccan, A Slayer, an Immortal, and a Phantasm walk into a coffee bar...
A Time for coffee a time for lines May 31st, 2020 Hangover, Self Doubt, and voices of reason
Self Defense Part 2 - Buffet of Butt Kicking May 30th, 2020 Duncan trains Nick with some new tricks.
Dean Ded Drunk May 26th, 2020 Dean visits the condo drunk and passes out. Willow and Nick have a bit of fun.
Sometimes Karma Runs Late May 25th, 2020 Muggers chose poorly. Babs and Nick get to kick butt
Morning Time Training May 25th, 2020 Duncan and Nick train over at New Hope. Lucius stops by. Punisher is discussed.
Who Do-Voodoo-Do What - Filming a Video May 24th, 2020 Priss meets Wade Shaw. A brief recording session becomes an all day affair
Who Do-Voodoo-Do What - Order Some Gummbo May 24th, 2020 Chatter in the Lounge area of Shaw Studios
Angels, Phantasms and Slayers oh my! May 23rd, 2020 What happens when a Slayer, a Dreamer and a Fallen Angel walk into a bar..?
A Purrfectly Feline Encounter at the Museum May 22nd, 2020 Duncan and Nick met up at the Museum of Natural History. They saw Ivory pass through. Nick ended up getting a hisory lesson on Native American culture and the old west era. Duncan agreed to train him in self defense and the duo managed to get a following of middle school aged kids following them around listening to Duncan talk.
Zounds! A Grilled Cheese Getaway May 20th, 2020 Sam gets hit with a grilled cheese sandwich
Sometimes You Just Want A Grilled Cheese May 20th, 2020 Who do? Voodoo. Do what? Knows about the Phantasm
Pizza, Pasta and....pretty Kitty Pride May 19th, 2020 Kitty, Nick and Duncan meet up while waiting for pizza. Staring contests with Lockheed happen.
Post Fight Refreshments May 18th, 2020 Nick gets Duncan a drink as a thank you for bailing him out in a fight. The pair meet Bobby
Monday Madness May 18th, 2020 Nick's past comes back to annoy him. Duncan takes care of the ensuing headache
Trapping an Octopus May 17th, 2020 Otto gets caught up in an explosion at one of his apartment hideouts, and just barely manages to survive with the help of the Phantasm. Meanwhile, Grifter watches, debating the cause of the explosion... and what Phantasm is.
A time of Goodwill May 16th, 2020 Cole and Nick run into each other at the Goodwill
That's not a parking spot! May 16th, 2020 Cole tracks down a demonite (with help) and doesn't make a good first impression on Thomas
Lessons for Little Sis. May 12th, 2020 Buffy meets with Dawn to teach her self defence skills
The Exchange May 10th, 2020 Nick makes a delivery to Babs. They then start another food experiment
Peacekeepers: Desperation May 10th, 2020 Thor, Buffy and Phantasm assist Team Luthor in dealing with a combined mercenary and robotic attack on a LexTech facility, with the LexKnight providing support.
Maticating on a Saturday Evening May 9th, 2020 Nick and Dean have food.
Practice Ponderings May 5th, 2020 A late night sparring session between Buffy and Nick
Family Obligations May 3rd, 2020 Nick heads home from his aunt's place. A man attacks Grifter. It ends badly.
And it just keeps getting worse May 3rd, 2020 Nick and Grifter prevent Creed from abducting another guy... For now.
Time for a Break May 2nd, 2020 Grifter learns patience by ordering the quickest to serve drink
Hyperion Hype April 26th, 2020 Buffy introduces some allies to Angel. A mysterious visitor makes another appearance.
Weird Sleep Locales April 26th, 2020 Phantasm shows Dean how to fly
Red Hook Coffee Shop Stop April 25th, 2020 Barbara and Nick conduct an experiment in the middle of the food court
Chillaxing at the Blue April 23rd, 2020 Some Scoobies relaxing at The Blue.
Demon Tag Team April 22nd, 2020 Buffy and Dean beat up Ghouls, then meet Nick for drinks after.
Invitation To The Hyperion April 19th, 2020 Nick and Cordelia talk about their last gig together and play with kittens
At the Library April 18th, 2020 Alek has gifted Morgana with pain. Morgana regifts
Harry in the Box April 13th, 2020 Magic talk at the magic shop.
Easter at the Shelter (Food and Conversation) April 12th, 2020 Little bit of intel and little bit of showboating.
Easter at the Museum April 12th, 2020 An Easter trip to the museum has much weirdness
Checking Up On The Tabloid Fodder April 11th, 2020 Murphy Checks up on Nick. Buffy swings by to introduce Katsumi
The Monster Men: Snatched April 9th, 2020 An attempted kidnapping goes wrong. Cloak and Dagger intervene and The Punisher gives chase.
After The Errands April 9th, 2020 Nick runs into Kitty... literally
Noise Solution April 7th, 2020 Katsumi just wanted to share something nice with Buffy. But it seems nothing ever goes right.
Books Books and more Books April 4th, 2020 Nick brings one more into the Nokia cult
Airport Pick Up April 2nd, 2020 Karrin picks Nick up from the airport
Post Recovery at the Summers' March 25th, 2020 Nick babysits Dawn. Buffy brings pizza, Thomas brings something better.
Working out with The Slayer March 24th, 2020 Buffy gifts Nick with a shiny new weapon.
Following up with Spike March 23rd, 2020 Did you know Spike lives in the same building as Buffy? Yeah. Just found that out
Questions March 23rd, 2020 Nick comes by asking about Strange's school. Strange takes a break from ... something else to answer.
Time for Coffee March 22nd, 2020 Mina and Nick meet. Nick is too tired to be having discussions of this nature.
Is this really an emergency March 20th, 2020 Karrin has had a little too much to drink
The Witch And The Steak Sandwich March 20th, 2020 Willow and Nick have really good sandwiches.
= The Eavesdropper March 18th, 2020 JUST WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE WITH BUF- Is that tea?
Sweet Dreams Aren't Made Of These March 18th, 2020 Buffy comes by to ask Nick to take away her nightmares
Sleeping Beauty.. March 15th, 2020 As Buffy recovers, a new problem threatens her relationship with Thomas.
Saturday Morning After The Rescue March 15th, 2020 Karrin tells Nick that Buffy is still missing. They discuss what to do.
Good and Cheap. Not Fast. March 14th, 2020 Cheap and good food does not come quickly
The Case of the Missing Slayer March 12th, 2020 Buffy is rescued. Thomas is angry. Nick makes a confession.
Joining the Hunt March 11th, 2020 The scoobies search for clues as to Dawn's whereabouts, Thomas is forced to make a deal with a vampire.
The Scarlet Lounge March 11th, 2020 The Scoobies race to an exclusive Vampire feeding club to try and rescue Dawn..Unfortunately their victory is not without consequences.
Taking a break March 11th, 2020 Remy and Nick meet and Nick ends up losing out on some money
Even More Questions March 11th, 2020 Karrin has questions. Buffy gets answers. Nick does a magic trick.
Pizza For Thought March 11th, 2020 Fame stinks.
Training for Trouble March 10th, 2020 Buffy invites friends over for some much needed practice and donuts.
Tell me if you heard this one before: Three Mystics walk into a bar... March 8th, 2020 Urge to Kill RISING- Oh hush you, Witchblade. Have some Chocolate.
More Questions March 6th, 2020 Pez has questions about a reported homicide. Wade spills coffee.
The afternoon aftre the morning before... March 1st, 2020 After a drunken text gone wrong, Buffy stumbles in on a hungover Nick and Dean and jumps to the wrong conclusions..
Alcohol, A hunter, and a Music Exec. What's the worst that can happen March 1st, 2020 LANGUAGE - Wade and Dean are hungover. Nick is treated to TMI.
Parade of Wonders February 24th, 2020 A cosplay parade turns into a fight for her life as Megan and Nick encounter real vampires.
Due Diligence February 23rd, 2020 Dean tracks down Nick for ANSWERS... and to make cheeseburgers
Waking up is hard without brew February 23rd, 2020 Nick and Pez patch things up
Reunions and Introductions February 20th, 2020 Dean gets his car back. Scoobies get a Mystery.
Making a Connection February 19th, 2020 Airports are hell.
On the Road Again February 17th, 2020 Dean gets a bacon cheeseburger and steals a car
Airport Drop Off February 9th, 2020 Karrin gives Nick a ride to the airport. There is awkward conversation.
Friend Drama February 8th, 2020 Friends old and new chat
The things that go Bump in the day February 7th, 2020 Diana, Megan, Nick, and Thor save the day. Felicia watches.
Post Lesson Pick Me Up February 6th, 2020 Kara and Nick will probably regret this motivational speech
Things go bump in the morning February 5th, 2020 Phantasm, Rogue, and Strange try to deal with a problem that's haunted Rogue.
Street Meet II: Wow There was a Street Meet I February 4th, 2020 A failed mugging attempts leads Phantasm to meet Zipp-err, Remo
QUESTION! February 2nd, 2020 Pez finally tracks down Wade to ask him about Nick. The office gets set on fire.
The Fire Fumes February 2nd, 2020 Pez finally tracks down Wade to ask him about Nick. The office gets set on fire.
Cars go Boom February 2nd, 2020 The Punisher arrives disrupting a peaceful evening
It's a smallish world, after all... February 1st, 2020 Karrin, Chimp and Nick meet up for drinks and sandwiches (at 10am no less)
A Meeting Amongst Old Things January 29th, 2020 Summary needed
Absolutely Petra-fying January 27th, 2020 A phantasm takes a tour of a Petra-fied forest and ends up at a castle.
Saint Patricks Cathedral shenanigans January 26th, 2020 In line for the confessional
Nighttime run-ins January 25th, 2020 Bean learns several things in the Midtown Night
A Word Of Warning January 25th, 2020 Selene Grills William Wilkenson. Just with less fire.
Science or Magic - You Decide! January 24th, 2020 Summary needed
Its a Small World January 22nd, 2020 Karrin runs into a familiar face. Turns out she knows the guy too.
Overdoing it January 22nd, 2020 Do you think this sketch is too detailed? Nope!
Something Sketchy Going On At The Sanctum January 21st, 2020 Sketchy business going on here.
Sanctum Visits January 20th, 2020 It's a busy night at Sanctum Santoroum.
The Doctor Makes a House Call January 19th, 2020 Nick's feeling worn down. Strange comes by and drops off some homework
Musical Tables and Coffee January 19th, 2020 Nick, Kid, and Mercy run into each other at a cafe
Check-In At Shaw Studios January 18th, 2020 Pez and Bean swing by to see Nick. Some concerns are shared.
Mutant Mayham January 18th, 2020 Calibur, Phantasm and Kid end up fighting some mutant hybrids :D
The Rumble of the Train January 17th, 2020 Nick runs into some old 'friends'
A Change of Mousery...no Scenousery January 16th, 2020 Summary needed
Bear Good Dog. Bear Walk in Park. Good Bear. Good. January 15th, 2020 Walkies and Talkies in the park.
Rootop Collision January 14th, 2020 Kaida meets a certain raven on a rooftop
The Bean Dream January 12th, 2020 Phantasm happens upon one of Bean's nightmares. He helps.
= Evolution is Boom boom boomin' January 11th, 2020 Nick comes in to rest, ends up with the makings of a classroom
Engaged to the Vanishing Man January 11th, 2020 Stephen returns to the mortal plane and Felicia and Nick are stuck with the clean up duty.
In the police bar, the mighty police bar, the courier drinks tooooniiiiight... January 11th, 2020 Selene tracks down a courier with some questionable finances
They Got The Meats! January 10th, 2020 They came for the meats, they left with a few lessons
Bargain Shoppers Unite! January 9th, 2020 Instead of stumbling on bargains, Nick and Mary stumble on something else at the Goodwill.
New Patient Referral January 6th, 2020 Nick comes to see Doc Samson to decide whether he might be a useful replacement for Nick's retiring therapist.
Running Errands January 5th, 2020 Potato Recipes, Selfies, and Foreboding
Swashbuckler Sings in Shaw Studios January 4th, 2020 Hector and Nick bump into each other. A coffee was lost in the encounter.
Quoth the Raven, Drink Some More. January 3rd, 2020 Nick reconnects with Cindy and Indy.
Grabbing an Early Dinner December 31st, 2019 Betty expriences the crowd at Katz's the hard way
Another Time of Thanks December 29th, 2019 Nick swings by Danny's office to offer thanks for a generous donation
Battling Fafnir December 29th, 2019 The great dragon Fafnir attacked Midgard. While he was defeated and sent, not back to his own realm, but Limbo...both the Sorceress Illyana and the Hulk also entered Limbo with him.
End of the Road - Five Times Novel December 28th, 2019 Sara comes to a concert and ends up with a few surprises
A Time for Giving December 24th, 2019 Nick brings toys, Tim brings clothes, Shannon brings in the spirit
In Dreams, You're Mine December 23rd, 2019 Nick helps Iron Fist break out of Ringmaster's mind control as he attempts to extort a one-hit wonder.
Reunited And It Feels So Good December 22nd, 2019 Sara gives Nick his hat back and a few things she didn't intend
Crimes and Punishers December 22nd, 2019 Selene meets Punisher, things go south and lycans join the party. The warehouse gets a new red paintjob.
Christmas Exchanges December 21st, 2019 Nick is waiting at the bar and Selene approaches. Selene is not a subtle person.
Bank Robbery in Progress December 16th, 2019 The Disney Gang Robs a Bank. It goes poorly.
There is a disturbance in the (Magic) force December 16th, 2019 Hogarth is sent to investigate a Night-Mare like event and instead finds an exhausted post-Phantasm Nick
Getting Ready For The Jump December 14th, 2019 Nick and Indy chat after waking up in the Air Base dorm
Dreamscapes of the Immortal Mind December 13th, 2019 Dreams and reality collide.
P3....2....1....rock! December 12th, 2019 Piper scouts acts for P3, books one, and gets an agent's card for more acts
Waiting is so hard to do December 9th, 2019 In a VIP lounge, Magneto makes an offer Nick can't refuse.
Kittens are totally a thing December 6th, 2019 Angel, Nick, and several kittens enter a bar...
Taking a look around December 4th, 2019 Nick tours the Sanctum with Hogarth and manages not to touch anything destructive
I'm trying to watch tv December 4th, 2019 Nick happens upon the Sanctum where he is directed by Stephen to talk to Hogarth.
Drago's return November 28th, 2019 Bruised and exhausted, Nick heads home in the early Thanksgiving morning to find a familiar face as a new neighbor.
Thanksgiving @ The Shelter November 28th, 2019 Thanksgiving Done. Christmas Next. Politicians Ooh Boy!
Agent Bob is not going to live this one down November 27th, 2019 Hellboy comes to tell Nick he has nothing to worry ab- Oops.
Jazz Job Interview November 26th, 2019 Nick is hired as the temporary pianist for the Blue Lady.
Sneak Peek November 24th, 2019 Roxy sneaks into the closed practice session of Five Times Novel
The Unseen Underbelly of the City November 22nd, 2019 Strange things are afoot on the yellow line
Drinking Your Worries Away November 17th, 2019 When drinking your troubles away, you sometime meet people with more trouble, but then there's usually a friend that surfaces sooner or later. It's that kind of night for Jessica Jones.
The Stan Of Salem's Lot November 12th, 2019 A letter is found, a circle is drawn. But seriously, did Steely Dan really record here?
Using the subway alone at night. What could go wrong November 10th, 2019 Bob the Mugger picks the wrong person to go after. Rave meets a talking raven.
Autograph by a Star November 5th, 2019 Signatures and rays of sunshine at Rain Day Books
Where's The Half-Blood Prince's Chem Book When You Need It October 30th, 2019 Stephanie and Nick bump into each other at a bookstore, and hear of Poison Ivy's taking over South Channel Island.
Halloween Eve Bash October 28th, 2019 the Van Dyne Halloween Party is a great success!
Seeking out Supplies October 28th, 2019 Strange and Nick have unusual shopping lists
Tricksy Business October 27th, 2019 Mercy holds a garage sale, and confuses mind readders...and then runs away from animal control.
Drinks at Luke's October 26th, 2019 Sara scopes out a bar under cover. She and Nick have a conversation about relationships.
Balor's Domain October 23rd, 2019 Hammerhead and Nick have a chat in a bar owned by the Wailing Banshees MC

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Title Date Scene Summary
After The Park January 15th, 2020 Nick is made an offer he seems to be able to refuse. After a waiting period.
After the Bank Robbery December 16th, 2019 Nick tries to catch up on sleep after a very tiring morning.

OOC: Language warning

After The Bar November 17th, 2019 Nick is losing patience with Wade's BS
What Died in Bere November 12th, 2019 Nick asks Wade who the new guy is. And experiences the horror of Hellboy's candle choices
Rude Awakenings November 6th, 2019 A man sits down for family game night but things are off.

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