"Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers."
David Darvill (Δαϝίδος Δαρϝίλ) is a Greek Demigod and a son of Aristaeus, God of Bees. He is currently residing in Aristaeus' Cabin at Camp Half-Blood.
David is a tall young 16 year old boy with muscular body, semi-long brown hair and forest-green eyes. He, unlike most of the campers, doesn't wear the traditional camp outfit. Instead, he preffers wearing black jeans, tight white shirt and a leather jacket over it. The most memorisable thing about David are his looks into the distance. Lumina, his sword, is always in its sheets that are located on the right side of his waist. When it comes to accesories, David dislikes everything except for a plaid chainlet with a stinger shaped pendant around his neck. His sword is kept in its sheets on the left side of his belt.
As known by many of his friends and rivals alike, David is both a rather calm and carefree person. He gives off a rather mellow disposition, not getting truly mad very often, unless his mom is involved. Relaxing is something he enjoys, usually just kicking back at times for hours. The young man is not lazy as much as he is a rather lax person, but still has his mindset straight. David holds a love for fighting people of great power; yet he never likes fighting those who lack in abilities, saying "it's troublesome and unfair". When in combat, he keeps himself level-headed and calm, believing one has lost the battle if he cannot keep his composure; and he believes in ending battles quickly. It's obvious whenever David is excited, given his usually calm disposition.
Colette Darvill was an only child of a poor farmer, Thomas Darvill who has lived in the southern part of the USA. Thomas had no wife and it was hard growing up for Colette. Life had been rough for her. Even as a small child, she has preffered the meadows and fields over closed spaces. Her father gave up everything for her. He spent twice as many time out on the fields just so she could get proper education. Still, they loved eachother with every bit of their hearts. She would help him out whenever she had the time to. In the summer of 1999, Colette has successfully gratuated as the top of her class, winning a schollarship for a prestigeus college in New York. Wanting to raise some money, she got herself a night job as a bartendress and a waitress at a nearby tavern. During the day she would help her father, during the night she would be earning money. Even though she didn't have any time for herself, she was happy.
On a warm mid-summer night, she met a handsome young farmer who said he was a bee-keeper in a near by place. Colette introduced herself to him while serving him some white beer. His name was James. He was becoming a usual guest at the Tavern and the two slowly started developing feelings for each other. As their whirlwind of romance grew, they fell in love. On a hot summer night, mid July, they put their words to action. That night, David was concieved. James' visits weren't as usual as they used to be. She felt abbandoned and used, but she kept it for herself, not wanting to hurt anyone around her.
Soon, it was September and it was time for her to go to the big city. Before going, she wanted to do some medical tests. The results shook her world. She was pregnant and the man whose child she carried was gone. After contacting some people, she managed to postpone her schollarship for a year. After nine months, on June 3rd, she gave life to a boy she named David. One day later, James came. He explained that he's a greek god of bees, Aristaeus, and that their child is a demigod, about monsters, other demigods and the camp. He gave David a plain chainlet with a bee-stinger pendant as a gift while he was leaving.
In September 2000 Colette left to the college in New York, leaving David with his grandpa. His early childhood was suprisingly good. He spent most of his time out in the meadows and on the fields, playing with the animals and plants or helping Thomas out. He taught him how to read and write at the age of four. By the time he reached six, his mom was done with college and found a job in New York. David didn't want to move, but he had to. He protested a lot, but eventually he dealt with it.
As he reached the age of 6, he got registered at an elementary school in New York. It was determined that David has dyslexia and ADHD. He had trouble paying attention, remembering and following most of verbal directions given to him, or even sitting still for a longer period of time. Thanks to this, he has changed several schools by the age of 10. Colette couldn't keep up with that so she sent him back to his grandpa. Neither one of them were thrilled about it, but at the moment, it seemed like it was the only option. As he was back in the land, he didn't have an option to transfer schools, due to fact that there was only one school in the local area. Most of the teachers were full of understanding and helped him out as much as they could.
As he reached his 12th birthday, things have drasticly changed. While he was coming back from school, he wanted to take a shortcut. As he was walking through the hay, he felt like someone's following him.He thought it was just the wind and didn't pay much attention to it. At one point he could swear he felt claws on his back, but when he turned around, no one was there. He kept walking towards his home. He heard a loud buzzing behind him. Instinctively, he turned around and found a bright sword levitating a few feet away from him. In the distance, he could see a young girl accompained by bees running away from him. It was a bee-nymph sent by Aristaeus to deliver it as a gift from him, but he found that out when he arrived at the camp. He didn't know what to do because this was his first encounter with a sword, so he diced to go with the flow and see where luck takes him. Later on, he turned himself around, seeing something that resembled a large furious bird with big green wings as arms. It looked blood-thirsty and was rushing towards him. He started to run away from it, but he stopped in front of the sword. He picked it up. It wasn't as heavy as it seemed, in fact, it was very easy. As he pulled it out of its sheets, the creature was just a few feet away from it. It aimed for his head and he ducked and rolled away from it. It raised its arm and aimed for David's face, scratching him with its razor-sharp claws. Fortunately, it wasn't a deep wound, he just kept running from it, but as he turned back, it wasn't there. It must've flew away. at least he thought. As he looked in front of him, he could see it's ugly face and hear it screaming. He fell down and put his sword in front of him. While trying to get up, he attacked the wild beast that was in front of him, aiming for its torso. He has successfully slashed it, which resulted in a high-pitched scream, giving David enough time to run from it. With a feral look in its eyes, it jumped at him, tackling him to the ground while scratching his arms. David took the sword, thrust it through her lower part of her torso and hoped for the best. The creature screamed in agony as it dissolved, leaving nothing but a trail of green feathers behind it. He di dn't know what to do, he just threw the sword into the hay and ran home. He told his grandpa he got ambushed by a couple of older kids. At the same time, his mother got herself a job in New York and invited both of them to come and live with her. David accepted it while his grandpa said no. David really wanted to stay, but after his encounter with the feral beast, he decided it was for the best to leave. He spent the rest of the summer in the land and left for the big city in August.
David got registered at a high-school for special kids like him, who suffer from ADHD and dyslexia. He was doing great, the teachers were great, he made new friends and was even the best in his class. He was commonly described to be as hardworking as a honey-bee. Things were going great for him. Even though he had nightmares about the terrifying bird, he has decided to let it go. Unfortunatelly, he has witnessed another attack on the streets of New York. This time, he saw a young girl battle a giant scorpion with nothing but a sword. She won with ease, as she was obviously a trained demigod. He thought it was his subconscious playing tricks on him. Again, he didn't share any details with anyone, thinking he'd get laughed at. He has witnessed several more, everytime with another creature and another demigod. Sometimes, the monsters were rushing towards him, but luckily, they were stopped every time while doing so by demigods who were most likely on their quests. Afterwards, he would always run away, hoping he wouldn't get noticed. One day, while wandering down the streets, after hearing a loud buzzing noise behind him, he found the same weapon that helped him three years ago, while dueling a feral bird. Apparently, the sword was able to re-appear next to him when he got ambushed by the monsters, or in general, when he found himself in danger.
He saw a weird-looking woman aproaching him. From the distance, it seemed like her skin was green, but as she approached, he could clearly see she had a serpent-tail instead of legs. He picked up the sword and got into a fighting position. He could hear her hiss madly as she started approaching him. He moved a little to the left and heard a voice behind him, saying to step aside. He turned around and saw the same girl who killed the giant scorpion two years ago. She sounded a bit cocky as she rushed towards the hideous creature standing in front of them. "Sso, two demigodss at onsse, how pleasssing." the woman hissed as she raised her sword, rushing towards the girl. As the two clashed, David wanted to help the girl, but saw another woman, slithering towards him with her sword raised. David and the snake-woman clashed as he heared a loud hissing sound behind him. The girl has stabbed the monster in the stomach, resulting in it dissolving and dissapearing. The girl threw her sword, hitting the other one on the exact same spot. The outcome was the same. As she picked the sword, she said "You owe me one." in a sarcastic tone. As the two met, they headed towards David's appartment. She told him about the Greek gods, monsters, other demigods like the two of them, and finally, about the camp they were heading to. They informed Collete about everything. She seemed to be very familiar with David being a demigod and said that she was waiting for this moment to happen. David packed his bags and the two headed for the camp. Fortunately, on their way there they weren't ambushed by any monsters and that night in front of the camp fire, he was Claimed by Aristaeus.
Keen Intellect: David is capable of understanding things that most people his age would not be able to comprehend. Showing great insight on things, that most wouldn't expect from him. He is able to combine his analytic, perceptive, and deductive mind into his combat, he can find and exploit an opponent's weakness; though the time to find this out varies on the opponent. He is also adept at adjusting to his opponent's attack patterns and battle methods to better counter them. Though he acts childish at times he is actually a very perceptive person when it comes to others and notices traits in people that others wouldn't notice and sees what drives a person's actions.
- Children of Aristaeus can shoot stingers from their hands, they are no bigger than the size of their hands, and the longer they shoot them, the more energy it drains.
- Children of Aristaeus have the ability to conjure a weapon out of honey which can be used for combat; however, only one weapon can be conjured at a time and it cannot be bigger than the one who conjured it. They can also make small non-combative objects out of honey.
- Children of Aristaeus can conjure up a protective dome made up of hardened honey, roughly 2 or 3 times the size of the user, which can be used to block attacks for a short time.
- Children of Aristaeus can summon a large fully encased metal net that would most likely ensnare opponents upon creation, the target is unable to attack but is also protected by the net, as they can still move around some, but neither opponent can strike offensively while the person is in the net. So the power is purely defensive, the net fades from existence after a short time. This can give the user time to regroup, mend their wounds, and prepare for a better offensive strike.
- Children of Aristaeus make great hunters, attaining great tracking skills and amazing physical attributes and senses. Speed, strength, stamina, agility and dexterity. Their hearing, sight and smell are also impressive, even to the point where they can see perfectly in the night and hear/smell things from quite a distance.
- Children of Aristaeus can innately communicate with and command nearby bees and sheep.
- Children of Aristaeus are stronger during mid-May to mid-September, because the Etesian winds blow during these months.
- Children of Aristaeus possess hands and feet which allow them to fasten onto and climb vertical and horizontal surfaces without falling, much like how bees can.
- Children of Aristaeus can sprout large bee wings for a short time, this enables them to fly; the longer they maintain this state, the more energy it drains. They must rest between flights and cannot make long distance traveling without resting often. However the wings are vulnerable to injuries and magic; they can also be somewhat customized to the user’s preference. But the wings must remain at least somewhat insect-like.
- Children of Aristaeus can make great healers, since they have innate knowledge of medicinal herbs and can conjure them. Ex: they can conjure some aloe vera to heal a burn. As they can create honey, they can also use honey to heal or soothe minor wounds.
- Children of Aristaeus can cause someone to become drunk on honey-mead, this would leave them open to attack or give the user a chance to flee the area.
- If Children of Aristaeus find a track of an animal, monster, or human they can touch the track and get an image their minds of where their target was going to and their appearance.
3 Months After Character Is Made
- Children of Aristaeus can summon an intense scorching heat, since their father’s etesian winds would defend people from this heat. The heat could burn or scorch anything in a 10 meter radius.
6 Months After Character Is Made
- Children of Aristaeus can transform themselves into a bee. This ability can only be held for a short time, and the longer it is held, the more energy is drained. In this form they can fly faster, are much harder to find and can summon bees out of nowhere. Once the transformation ends, they are substantially drained.
9 Months After Character is Made
- Children of Aristaeus can morph into a humanoid/bee form for a short time. In this state, their enhanced physical prowess and senses ascend to new heights. They can fly faster than before and their bodies are coated in dermal honeycomb armor, making them immune to all attacks. This only lasts for a short time, after which the user will be so exhausted they’d lack the ability to even move for some time and could even faint.
- Children of Aristaeus tend to be excellent leaders.
- Children of Aristaeus tend to love/enjoy sweet things, flowers, making cheese, growing olives and tending to bees, sheep and fruit trees.
- Children of Aristaeus are often quite defensive, normally willing to defend their allies or home territory.
- Some Children of Aristaeus tend to hate the cold, preferring to stay indoors during cold winter months, while others tend to feel more insulated to the cold and aren't as bothered by it.
- Children of Aristaeus are naturally gifted at building traps, able to quickly assemble them from natural materials.
Celestial Bronze Sword
Celestial Bronze Sword is David's choice of a weapon. It was gifted to him by his father, Aristaeus. It is a light 110 cm long dual blade sword. Its grip is simple, coloured in yellow and black stripes. Its sheet are also simple, made of bright metal and have various bees, swirls and stingers engraved on it. It has a unique ability to appear next to him whenever he is in danger or whenever he summons it by picturing it coming to him.
|David Darvill ~ Lord of the Bees|
"Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers."
|Owned by: Luke ~ Posted on: 19:29, July 13, 2015 (UTC)~|