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Tristan Oliver Lauder
Child of Apate ~ Camper
Owned by: NickiWilliams
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You should never ask anyone for anything. Never- and especially from those who are more powerful than yourself.
Tristan arrived to Camp with Indiana Black, both unconscious. He spent the next two weeks unconscious in the infirmary. He doesn't really look forward to meeting people. He is 20 years old, and identifies as pansexual. You may find him sulking in the forest.
Personality
Tristan is arrogant and self centered—in case of danger, he will always save himself first, especially considering he doesn’t have ‘close’ friends or family he would be willing to help in lieu of himself. His snarky attitude and constant sarcastic remarks are in fact a mask, to keep people from getting close too close to him. He is also quite ambitious and headstrong, stubborn even; if Tristan Lauder has set his mind on achieving something, whatever that may be, there is nothing to do to stop him. His greatest fear is silence, which is why he prefers to sit in a room full of people if he needs to think, or work, and listens to music to fall asleep. LucienNickiGif
History

Nicholas Lauder was a kind man. He had a positive outlook, he went to work in the family business everyday with a smile. He donated to charity and took care of his elderly parents. Something was missing though, and no matter how many women he courted and how many kisses he stole after expensive dinners, it all just wasn’t right. That all changed when he met Veronique, a French tourist visiting Amsterdam, with her long dark hair, thick curls stopping just shy of her waist, her pale skin and amethyst eyes, her sharp comments, and her low voice.

Nicholas knew from the beginning that she was the woman. He fell in love with the beauty by simply talking to her while she sat across from him drinking coffee. Carmen, too, was quite taken by the simple, honest Dutch man. He would do nicely for a break from the tedious politics of Olympus, the Underworld, that nonsense rebel group… Yes, Apate mused, Nicholas would do nicely for a distraction. In return, she would give him a child that would remind him of her.

She left two weeks after their first date, just a few days after she allowed him into her bed. Nicholas was heart broken, miserable, really, but threw himself back into work. But when, a few months later, he found a basket in his doorstep, he didn’t have to look at the little child inside twice to understand that this was her son. Their son. The only trait the boy took from his father were his eyes, dark and equally sad, even then. A note in the babe’s hand told him that his mother had named him Tristan.

Nicholas couldn’t bear facing his parents’ questioning looks. He took what money he earned while running his father’s firm and moved to the States. Starting off as an accountant, he used his family name to rise easily and quickly. Soon enough he was CEO in a bank. Tristan spent his first years around nannies, French and Dutch tutors, as his father was always too busy, 

Nicholas met Neria — Neri Hathaway on a rare trip to Coney Island with Tristan, who was eight at the time. She was working at a local coffee shop as a barista, and the first thing that made Nick like her was how nice she was to his son. He asked for her number. A few months later, they were engaged. By the time Tristan turned nine they were married, and the boy called Neri mum.

Sometimes, Neri spent the summer away from her family of two, volunteering somewhere in Long Island. She'd always come back with a dozen stories, and Tristan was always a little jealous. The boy was closer to his mother, because his father seldom had time to even talk to him. It was a few more years until he spoke to her about it. It was a couple of weeks after his twelfth birthday, and Neri took him to shop for clothes. Tristan was in the middle of asking her about where she went to in the summer, when three extremely ugly creatures — they had the face of a dog — attacked them. Now, Tristan had seen weird things before, in nightmares, movies, video games, but what transpired next surpassed them all.

Neri, looking slightly panicked, pushed her step son behind her and pulled out a throwing knife from an inside pocket. She aimed it at one of the creatures, hitting it between the eyes, which gave her time to pull out her sword. Only a few minutes passed before all the monsters were nothing more than dust on the tile floor of the mall. Neri turned her attention to Tristan, who was seemingly shocked into stupor. She took him by the hand and led him back to the car, explaining everything as calmly as possible on the ride home.

And thus begun Tristan's traning. After revealing what she and him had in common, Neri — who turned out to be a daughter of the Greek goddess Athena — gifted Tristan with a celestial bronze sword that could transform into a small crystal he could wear around his neck. She told him where she spent her summers, a place called Camp Half Blood, training other children his age and even a little younger. She arranged to work less hours at her job so that she could train him as best as she could, not wanting to send him out to Camp in the middle of the school year. Tristan proved to be a quick learner, and soon he mastered sword fighting, knife throwing, archery, and even some hand-to-hand combat.

In the mean time, his father finally managed to be able to spend more time with his family, and while Neri and Tristan planned their trip to Camp in June, Nicholas arranged for an escapade to Europe for three. Neri didn't have the heart to refuse father and son their much needed bonding time, so Tristan's enrollment to Camp was called off for a year.

The boy had the means to protect himself now, and so he did, defeating harpies and hellhounds on  the way to school and back. Then came another busy summer spent in New York starring in his neighbourhood's theater's production Midsummer Dream as Puck, then helping Neri with a self defence seminar she wanted to teach for years... Due to various circumstances, Tristan and Neri put off the trip to Camp for several years, until finally the boy turned fifteen. They both knew it had to be done, so that he could be claimed, and learn to use his powers properly, and make friends without fear of them thinking he was weird after seeing him pulling out a plastic sword and charging at stray dogs. They just had to wait for school to end.

On the 29th of May, 2012, there was a terrible car accident at an intersection. Neri was driving home from work, when a truck ran into her Toyota Prius. She died on the spot. Nicholas and Tristan had very different reactions. While Nicholas succumbed to drinking until he'd black out, then leave for work and repeat day after day, Tristan only trained. He hit the punching bag in his room until his knuckles would bleed, he slashed at the training dummies Neri made for him until he could no longer hold his sword. Everything in their large penthouse appartment reminded him of the woman he considered and called his mother. At some point, he decided he couldn't do it anymore. He took what he money he could from his father, packed some clothes, his weapons, and his guitar and ran away from home.

He found himself in a shady hotel in a shadier part of Brooklyn, the owner of which, Eva, didn't ask for an ID if her costumers paid enough. Tristan would soon find out that she too was a demigod, a daughter of Psyche, when she caught him polishing a celestial bronze dagger and confronted him. She relaxed when he told her that he was unclaimed and had never stepped foot into Camp. Her hotel was guarded from monsters by a few aggressive looking members of the Broken Covenant, and while she was the one who hired them, she feared them a little and didn't want trouble. She herself was a daughter of Psyche, claimed after she supposedly refused a drink from none other than Eros.

Eva soon started caring for the boy, albeit in her own way. When he ran out of money to pay her a few months later, instead of kicking him out, she made him a deal. He could stay in her hotel for free, maybe even make some money of his own. He would only have to get rid of various illegal substances, namely marijuana and ecstasy. She didn't care who he sold it to, he only had to give her her seventy five percent of the profits. Tristan agreed, reluctantly at first, but after selling the first batch, he realised that it was neither difficult, nor extremely risky in the part of the city he lived in now.

Thus, life moved on. His father never really looked for him. Tristan sold drugs and killed a few monsters along the way.

Years passed in the same monotony, nothing crucial happening, until one late night in July. Tristan was returning 'home', when he heard someone shouting for help. He found the homeless girl that — between "what the f**k are you looking at"'s and the rare "I saw a cop walk out the coffee shop, watch out" — he was somewhat friendly with being attacked by a group of guys around twenty. He jumped to her defence, but they overpowered him. The girl then something he would never expect. She exclaimed that they would probably find drugs where Tristan lived, then proceeded to quickly abandon him once her attackers gave him their full attention. He had nothing else to do other than lead him to his room.

They didn't leave anything, not even a couple grand Tristan had hid under his bed just in case. Eva was furious; he now owed her more than a little money, and he had nothing to sell in order to repay her. However, the solution came easy to her head. She needed a particular item from a jewelry store, and set Tristan on the job. However, he found himself chased out of the store by the owner's grandchild, who just so happened to be a policeman. A few minutes later, he was strapped to the back of a police car, the young officer driving him to the station. A girl running out of a corner shop, pursuided by an elderly and quite angry looking woman, made him stop, however.

He left Tristan locked inside the car and chased after the girl. Tristan didn't see much of what happened after that, but soon the cop returned with the girl, making her sit next to Tristan. And she was the most obnoxious thief he'd ever met. Her name was India, or something that sounded like it. Everything happened very quickly after that. By some crazy stunt of luck, or maybe karma, he wasn't sure, the cop was a demigod, and so was the brat sitting next to him. Apparently, hellhounds had attacked the girl as she tried to escape, and the policeman helped defeat them. A satyr was quickly reqruited by the older demigod, who intended to ship the two teens to Camp. Tristan, gotten used to providing and protecting himself, had issues with a guardian. He convinced Indiana that they would be better off alone — it wasn't hard, but it was definitely the only thing the two agreed on.

They stole the satyr's map to Camp, and while he left his car to buy food and drinks for their trip, foolishly leaving the key inside, Tristan and Indiana speeded away. They fought during the whole ride, over Indiana's ability to read a map, over Tristan's driving, anything, really. They were very close to Camp's borders when he made a joke, admitedly a stupid one, to really get a rise out of his travelling companion. He didn't expect her to punch him in the face, though. He momentarily lost control of the vehicle, and it swerved right into a tree. The crash knocked both unconscious.

Tristan woke up almost two weeks later in the infirmary. The demigod in charge explained where he was, and also informed him that he was claimed by Apate while he was sleeping. 

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Just arrived.
Basic Info
Full Name: Tristan Oliver Lauder
Titles: Son of Apate
The Surprise Drug Dealer
Current Location: Apate's Cabin
Affiliation(s): Camp
Current Status: Alive
Relationship Status: Single
Born or Created On: 14 - 9 - 1996
Current Age: 18
Species: Demigod
Nationality: Dutch
Sexuality: Pansexual
Accent: Neutral
OOC Plans & Info
Owned By: NickiWilliams
Inspiration Behind Creation: Subway's character, Indie.
Love Interests Char/Owner: None yet
Active RP's: None
Created Page On: 19 August 2014‎
Page Last Updated On: 19 August 2014
Plans: Uh
3/6/9 Month Powers: {{{month powers}}}

Roleplay with Indie.

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Tristan Lauder ~ Child of Apate
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“I'm on a rollercoaster that only goes up, friend.”
Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” ― John Keats
Character's Bio


 Age: 18  Height: 6'3  Weight: 143 lbs
 Sexuality: Pansexual  Relationship Status: Single
 Birth Place: Amsterdam, Netherlands  Main Weapon: Sword
 Accent: Neutral
 – “While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.”

Character's Powers

 Powers of a Child of Apate (Doesn't have 3/6/9 Month Powers yet):

  1. Children of Apate have the minor ability to create illusions of attacks so realistic that they are most likely to catch an enemy off guard; however, if they miss they are left vulnerable to counter-attack.
  2. Children of Apate are able to command a weapon to go against it's master's will. However, they cannot command a weapon bigger than them. Also, the master of the weapon can resist the will of the weapon. Once the effect has wore off, the weapon is immune to further effects of it.
  3. Children of Apate are able to make the objects in a small area shift appearance or location, confusing those who will see it. While the skill is in effect, it continuously drains the user.
  4. Children of Apate are able to trick charging enemies to face the opposite directions and charge at those directions instead. The more enemies and the longer the distance, the more it drains the demigods. After the effects have wore off, enemies will be immune to further effects of it for the battle.
  5. Children of Apate are innately able to see through lies, illusions or any form of deceit, as they are innately so well skilled with deceit themselves.
  6. Children of Apate have the innate ability to confuse, mislead or deceive others for a short time, the longer they try and keep up with the lies/deceptions, the more energy it drains.
  7. Children of Apate are able to make a fake copy of an object not bigger than them, but they must clearly imagine the object in their minds for it to completely imitate the original object. Also, if the original object possess magical properties or whatsoever, the imitation will not copy those properties.
  8. Children of Apate can use their powers to lure someone into lying or coming into agreement with them when they truly don't want to without the person influenced even noticing. The bigger the lie, the more power drained. A person with a strong will can fight this, and most will remember being deceived shortly after.
  9. Children of Apate are able to mimic sounds or the voice of a person or creature they already heard speaking or making noise. The quality of the mimicry depends on the focus and skill level of the user.
  10. Children of Apate can create illusions in order to twist other's perception of reality or make everyone around them see something that isn't really there. However, the illusion isn't physical and therefore is only a trick of sight. The bigger the change in perception, the more power drained. They can also delude single individuals in the same fashion.
  11. Children of Apate are able to make a copy of their body, that they are mentally connected to, but cannot interact with its physical environment. It can be used to spy on others, bring back intel, distract others, carry messages, etc. It drains the user moderately.
  12. Children of Apate are able to make a copy of their body, that they are mentally connected to. It is essentially a real copy of themselves, with all their powers to a weakened extent and can actually interact with their surroundings, however while the copy is active the user is entirely incapacitated. While the copies are active, the user is drained, so the longer the copy is active the more they are drained. Once the copy is gone, they must wait a substantially long time before making another copy.
  13. Children of Apate tend to be treacherous, fond of treachery or amused by it.
  14. Children of Apate are cunning, sly and uneasily fooled.
  15. Children of Apate are very good liars and at making alibis.
  16. Children of Apate are good at forging signatures and hacking systems.
  17. Children of Apate have deceit "intuitions", meaning they may have a hunch if someone will try to deceive them. However, their predictions may not be accurate every time.

Owned by: Nicki ~ Posted on: 20:17, August 19, 2014 (UTC)
Powers

Offensive

  1. Children of Apate have the minor ability to create illusions of attacks so realistic that they are most likely to catch an enemy off guard; however, if they miss they are left vulnerable to counter-attack.
  2. Children of Apate are able to command a weapon to go against it's master's will. However, they cannot command a weapon bigger than them. Also, the master of the weapon can resist the will of the weapon. Once the effect has wore off, the weapon is immune to further effects of it.

Defensive

  1. Children of Apate are able to make the objects in a small area shift appearance or location, confusing those who will see it. While the skill is in effect, it continuously drains the user.
  2. Children of Apate are able to trick charging enemies to face the opposite directions and charge at those directions instead. The more enemies and the longer the distance, the more it drains the demigods. After the effects have wore off, enemies will be immune to further effects of it for the battle.

Passive

  1. Children of Apate are innately able to see through lies, illusions or any form of deceit, as they are innately so well skilled with deceit themselves.
  2. Children of Apate have the innate ability to confuse, mislead or deceive others for a short time, the longer they try and keep up with the lies/deceptions, the more energy it drains

Supplementary

  1. Children of Apate are able to make a fake copy of an object not bigger than them, but they must clearly imagine the object in their minds for it to completely imitate the original object. Also, if the original object possess magical properties or whatsoever, the imitation will not copy those properties.
  2. Children of Apate can use their powers to lure someone into lying or coming into agreement with them when they truly don't want to without the person influenced even noticing. The bigger the lie, the more power drained. A person with a strong will can fight this, and most will remember being deceived shortly after.
  3. Children of Apate are able to mimic sounds or the voice of a person or creature they already heard speaking or making noise. The quality of the mimicry depends on the focus and skill level of the user.

3 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Apate can create illusions in order to twist other's perception of reality or make everyone around them see something that isn't really there. However, the illusion isn't physical and therefore is only a trick of sight. The bigger the change in perception, the more power drained. They can also delude single individuals in the same fashion.

6 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Apate are able to make a copy of their body, that they are mentally connected to, but cannot interact with its physical environment. It can be used to spy on others, bring back intel, distract others, carry messages, etc. It drains the user moderately.

9 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Apate are able to make a copy of their body, that they are mentally connected to. It is essentially a real copy of themselves, with all their powers to a weakened extent and can actually interact with their surroundings, however while the copy is active the user is entirely incapacitated. While the copies are active, the user is drained, so the longer the copy is active the more they are drained. Once the copy is gone, they must wait a substantially long time before making another copy.

Traits

  1. Children of Apate tend to be treacherous, fond of treachery or amused by it.
  2. Children of Apate are cunning, sly and uneasily fooled.
  3. Children of Apate are very good liars and at making alibis.
  4. Children of Apate are good at forging signatures and hacking systems.
  5. Children of Apate have deceit "intuitions", meaning they may have a hunch if someone will try to deceive them. However, their predictions may not be accurate every time.
Skills & Weapons
Special Skills: Incredibly good liar
Preferred Weapon: Sword
Strengths: Sword fighting
Weaknesses: Slow
Quests/Missions Led: 0
Quests/Missions Been On: 0

It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”
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Possessions & Favourite Things
Bedroom: WIP
Pets: None

Likes: Music, wine, star gazing, training
Dislikes: His father
Colour: Blue
Music: Alt. Rock
Food: Thai
Animal: Cat
Book: The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
Quote: {{{quote3}}}
Drink: Red wine
Song: About a Girl by Nirvana
Movie: Requiem For A Dream
Sport: Does bowling count?
Other Favs: WIP
Appearance & More Images
Model: Matty Healy
Gender: Male
Eye Colour: Dark brown
Hair Colour: Black
Height: 6'3
Weight: 143 lbs
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Handedness: Right
Shoe Size: 9
Blood Type: AB-
Voice: Soft
Distinguishing Marks: Various scars and tattoos
Body Style: Average/Skinny
One Word to Describe: Cocky
Best Physical Trait: WIP
Worst Physical Trait: He'd love to have more muscle
Mental/Emotional State: Stable-ish
Things to Change: Ignores
Mental/Emotional disorders: None
Medical Problems/Ailments: None

Family & Childhood Info
Mother: Apate
Father: Nicholas Lauder
Creator: N/A
Half-Siblings: Other Apate kids
Full-Siblings: Neria "Neri" Hathaway - adoptive mother
Other Relatives: Grandparents in Amsterdam, both mortal
Home: Camp Half Blood
Earliest Memory: One of his nannies scolding him.
Best Memory: WIP
Schooling: Public and private
First Kiss: Doesn't remember
First Love: N/A
First Sex: Doesn't remember, some girl from high school
Other Firsts: Monster: a hellhound

General Info
Nicknames: Ollie (only used by Neri)
Native Language: Dutch
Character Flaw: Arrogant
Fears/Phobias: Silence
Hobbies: Playing the guitar
Personal Motto: Plan first, act later
Things He Won't Do: Forgive and forget
Most Admires: Neria Hathaway
Most Influenced By: Neri, himself
Moral Compass: Depends
Most Important Person Before: Himself
Most Important Person Now: Himself
Reacts to Crises: Adapts if it's neccesary
Faces Their Problems: Avoids
Reacts to Change: Ignores
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Dream Job: Lawyer
Current Job: None
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When you're surrounded by all these people, it can be lonelier than when you're by yourself. You can be in a huge crowd, but if you don't feel like you can trust anyone or talk to anybody, you feel like you're really alone.
Traits
Vices: Used to deal drugs
Bad Habits: Drinks and smokes
Sleeping Habits: Sleep is for the weak VS Sleep is for the week
Quirks: Mumbles sometimes
Attitude: Introvert
Special Talents: Ball dance
Social Skills: Normal with a twist of sociopathy
Other Info
Most at Ease When?: When surrounded by people
Main Priorities: Himself
Past Failures: Not getting to Camp earlier with Neri
Biggest Accomplishment: None
Darkest Secret?: Misses his father
Secret Known by Anyone?: No one
Personal Tragedy: Neri's death
One Wish: Neri and his past life back
Relationship Info
Ever Cheated? Yes
Relates to Others? Depends on the person
Perceived by Strangers: Arrogant
Perceived by Lover: Keeps to himself a lot
Perceived by Friends: Cocky
Perceived by Family: Someone to protect/someone to ignore
First Impression: Self centered
Family/Friends Like Most? He's very protective of the people he loves
Family/Friends Like Least? Can be a huge asshole
Relationships

Name Relation Feelings
Nicholas Lauder Father No comment.
Neria "Neri" Hathaway/td> Adoptive mother She was everything for him.
Apate Mother Doesn't know her.
Indie Black Acquaintance? Accomplice? He thinks she's a brat and likes pissing her off.
Skylar Lune FWB Likes him, cares for him.

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