Name: Octavian Messina
God Parent: Nemesis, Athena, Apate
Mortal Parent: Leonardo Messina
Appearance: Octavian has pale skin, and black, long, hair that's parted in the center. His face is rather gaunt, he has dark green eyes, and he has a slim frame.
Personality: Octavian is rather quiet, while he' polite enough at camp, in mortal schools he was a borderline misanthrope. If Octavian doesn't like someone, he'll rarely take steps to hide it, and almost always has something cruel to say about someone, though he usually only acts when he's prompted to.
History: Leonardo Messina grew up a talented individual. From a young age, he learned how to play the violin, which led to singing, and other instruments. From the day he enrolled in school, he was a straight A student, and he kept fit by taking kickboxing classes. Bullies would find a hard time with him, as he could easily thrash anyone dumb enough to try and push him around. As he got older, he became more interested in poetry, and spent more time writing in his free time then anything else. Women would often throw themselves at Leo's feet, and he would step over them, uninterested.
One day, as a grown man, he was walking the streets at night, when he noticed a man running full speed at his direction. The man had an obviously stolen purse, with a woman chasing him. As he neared, Leo tripped him, and took the purse back. He returned the purse, before kicking the thief for good measure, when he heard an applaud. A woman, apparently witnessing the situation, complemented him on how swiftly he dealt judgement. Leo, for the first time found himself enthralled with this woman, and wished to know her better. To his surprise, she offered to go home with him for the night.
All it took was one night.
Nine months later, Leo was presented with a child, along with a letter saying he must take care of him. Accepting the child, and naming him Octavian, Leo's life took a drastic change. He got a job, bought a house, and started putting his child first. Octavian growing up, due to his circumstances, was obviously different from everyone else, though he dealt with bullying a different way from his father. Octavian had a devilish tongue, often provoking or repelling other children with hurtful words, leading to a lack of friends. He also got in trouble a lot, as anytime he wasn't being bullied, he saw it happen to someone else, and could never leave it alone. Nevertheless, Octavian was close to his father, and spent a lot of time with him, learning how to play violin, or reading poetry.
When Octavian was 14, a strange man moved into the neighborhood. He was built like a bull, and always wore a hat, that shielded his face from sight. Octavian was always uncomfortable around this stranger, as he swore he could feel ravenous looks in his direction. When arriving home one day, he heard his father beckon from the kitchen. He began to walk there, only to bump into his father on the way. His father told Octavian to wait, as he investigated. There was a yelp of pain, followed by a crash. Octavian rushed to the kitchen, to find that strange brute in the kitchen, and his father laying across from him, unconscious with blood coming from his mouth, and a kitchen knife in his hand.
Enraged, he took the knife, and lunged at the brute, the large man caught Octavian by the waist, but couldn't stop the knife from piercing his eye. His one, large, eye. The cyclops threw Octavian off, knocking him into a wall, and ran out of the house. Octavian returned to his father, but he was already dead. He stayed with his father until the neighbors called the police, and Octavian ended up being sent to a foster home.
At the foster home, Octavian never felt comfortable, especially around the other kids. Octavian had one friend whom he had confided in about his situation. When he did this one friend insisted he was in danger, and convinced Octavian to escape with him. His friend was actually a satyr, who was to lead Octavian to camp. The satyr led Octavian to a spot where some friends would pick them up, and just in case, gave him a celestial bronze dagger. Sure enough, the two were attacked by a hellhound. It swiped at the satyr with its paw, taking out his left eye. Octavian responded immediately, and charged the hound with his dagger. Though he wasn't thinking when he attacked, he ended up leaving the hound with the same injury, by stabbing out it's left eye.
With neither Octavian or the satyr being especially proficient in combat, they could only hold it off until the satyr's friends arrived. Two more demigods flew down on pegasi, and made quick work of the hound. Now 15, Octavian is led to camp half-blood.
Weapons: He prefers a silver short sword, so that he doesn't have to focus too much on wielding a heavy weapon.
Wait... when he was 24 a strange man moved into the neighborhood? ._.
That was a typo, fixed it.
Was the knife Celestial Bronze? I doubt a cyclops would just stand by and watch someone attack him. How did he meet the satyr? How did they get to Camp and, for reassurance, he got to Camp when he was 15, yes?
The knife would have been a normal kitchen knife, and yes, he got to camp at age 15.
A normal knife wouldn't make the monster turn into dust, only celestial bronze would.17:25, June 13, 2013 (UTC)
Did he encounter any monsters when he was at the orphanage or when he was on his way to Camp?
okay what kind of monster was the stranger?15:56, June 15, 2013 (UTC)
I have one last question. How was it that, for a year, no monsters attacked him when, at the age of 14-15, his powers would have at the very least, began showing/developing?
Just so you know regarding this claim and future claims, it's best to make physical changes to the claim itself when things are pointed out in addition to clarifying things in snippets in the evaluation section. Windsword7Let The Battle Begin 03:07, June 19, 2013 (UTC)
The knife he used on that cyclops was made out of celestial bronze, no?
So when you say he had confidence in this friend, do you mean he confided in him aboutb his heritage? Otherwise how would he know he was in danger? Windsword7Let The Battle Begin 22:20, June 19, 2013 (UTC)
00:07, June 20, 2013 (UTC)