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Fri Jul 28th, 2023 @ 7:07pm
Name Cassian Grimshaw
|Place of Birth||Albion|
|Physical Description||As a hardworking everyman, Cassian is average in almost every way. Neither clean shaven nor scruffy, Cassian projects an image of temperance to match his way of life. He is lean and muscular from manual labor within the abbey where he turned away from his wicked ways. Though not quick to smile, his eyes are forever kind.
|Weapons||Bible, walking stick|
|Brother(s)||Boniface "Boney" Grimshaw|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Cassian is a new man. As a child, he was rowdy and rambunctious, but that led him down a path of wickedness along with his worldly brother. He spent his post-adolescence stifling his personality in order to better himself and find forgiveness in his newfound faith. In time, he struck a balance between his pursuit of righteousness and his natural extroversion, which makes him either shy or outspoken but seldom in between. Despite his strong beliefs, he is not typically one to judge others due to his former criminal life. As such, he is often quick to check his attitude and behavior, but in the end follows his heart if he believes it is right.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||+Charitable
|Favorite Quotes||"Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."|
|Hobbies & Interests||Though finding solace in the Holy Scriptures, Cassian takes joy in simple tasks like cooking, gardening, and essentially any odd job that will keep his hands from being idle. When cooped up for long periods, he puts his energy into rigorous exercise regimens. He has a keen eye and ear for art, but has never had the opportunity to pursue that path.|
|Personal History||Born on Albion in squalid poverty, Cassian and his twin brother Boniface, aka “Boney”, barely survived childbirth -- a feat their mother did not. Their father, a single parent who worked double shifts just to make ends meet, did little for Cassian than teach him to search for happiness at the bottom of a bourbon bottle. Never one to be idle, Cassian was always exploring the fringes of their impoverished community just for the love of new sights and sounds. His rowdy personality got him into trouble more than a few times, which eventually taught him to keep his mouth shut.
While he was the explorer type, his brother Boniface was a born outlaw. The two brothers were inseparable, which meant Cassian was always tagging along with his evil twin, with Boney performing acts of crime and Cassian plotting their escape. By age 12, they were stealing Mules for joyrides, but by age 16 they had upgraded to aerial vehicles.
Luck would run out, though, and Cassian failed them both. When the teenage Grimshaw Bros finally ran afoul of the police and were both bound by law for the theft of a freighter, the Dover Magistrate gave them deferred sentencing by allowing them to enter the Order of the Shepherds’ Glastening Abbey in the rural countryside. Cassian saw this as a sign from above and vowed to change his ways. The years at the monastery were difficult for him, as he often got into trouble alongside his brother. By the time they turned 21, though, Boniface left the monastery to pursue his natural desires, leaving Cassian to nothing but the abbot and his fellow disciples.
It was a long road with many twists and turns. Cassian first resented himself for choosing his newfound faith over his twin brother. His religious studies soon turned that resentment away from himself and toward Boniface. Spending a few years apart certainly strengthened that toxic sentiment. In time, maturity blossomed into wisdom, showing Cassian that he and his brother, like all men and women, were products of their choices -- which meant his mission was not to judge people for bad choices, but to show them what good ones looked like.
In his last year as a senior disciple (right before being anointed as a full Sheperd), Cassian gained privileges to venture back into the city for monastery duties, largely due to his piloting experience. He eventually reconnected with his brother on a supply run, who had almost but not quite become a man in his own right. What was supposed to be a glorious reunion and spiritual reconciliation turned into yet another escapade of the Grimshaw Bros running for their lives from armed bad men bent on their demise. Cassian has been running ever since, which is not how he envisioned his first missionary journey.
|Service Record||Flight Jockey (before and after Shepherd training)
Senior Disciple of the Order of Shepherds