Mercurian of the Sword

Corporeal Forces - 3 (Strength 5, Agility 7)
Ethereal Forces - 3 (Intelligence 5, Precision 7)
Celestial Forces - 3 (Will 5, Perception 7)

Vessel: Human male/2. Late 30s to early 40s; Blond hair, slightly longer than a corporate cut; Grey-blue eyes; slight, slender build; dresses stylishly casual in general; British accent.

Songs: Ethereal Song of Motion/3

Skills: Dodge/3, Large Weapon (sword)/3, Language (French)/1, Small Weapon (sword)/3, Tactics/2, Savoir-Faire (Salle)/1, Emote/1, Language (British English, Native)

Role: Martin Gilchrist, Fencing Instructor, Status/4, Level/4

Attunements: Mercurian of Laurence, Seraph of Laurence

Personality: Martin Gilchrist is the picture of British politeness, outgoing and charming. Combat-wise, he is never the aggressor, but where demons are concerned, he will certainly finish it. His fencing style is known for its difficult-to-penetrate defenses.

Gilchrist has a long and strange history. There was once an Englishman named Martin of Joinville who served as a knight under Edward the Black Prince in the Battle of Poitiers. Martin was a loyal and honourable man and fought with great courage.

Upon his return home, however, he found his wife in bed with his stewart and in a fit of rage killed them both.

Martin of Joinville was hanged for the double murder, having met his fate rather than his destiny.

The soul of Martin of Joinville arrived in the area of Gehenna in Hell. After a mere few decades, the prowess of the deceased human soul came to the attention of Baal, and he decided that such knowledge could be useful. He took the soul and bound his Ethereal Forces along with some other forces, into a new demon, thus preserving much of Martin's valuable military knowledge.

Thus was created Hakkoz, Impudite of War, who had many of the memories of Martin of Joinville.

It was Martin's guilt over what he had done that turned out to be Hakkoz's undoing. It took several hundred years, but eventually Hakkoz could stand it no longer and went renegade, on a quest to find something to assuage his guilt. Some 650 years after he murdered his wife and stewart, what was left of Martin of Joinville met up with Iphedeiah, the Malakite Angel of Redemption, and a Servitor of Laurence.

Hakkoz threw himself on Iphedeiah's mercy and the Malakite could see the honour that the Taker had hidden deep in his heart and the quest the demon was on.

Laurence himself Redeemed Hakkoz, transforming the dark soul of Hakkoz into Gilchrist, Mercurian of the Sword.

Gilchrist has realised that Hakkoz's quest is just beginning and will continue throughout his angelic life. He is a bright and glad-hearted angel in the midst of the War.

Gilchrist carries with him a card, with these lines from Milton:
What in me is dark
Illumine, what is low raise and support,
That to the height of this great argument
I may assert eternal Providence,
And justify the ways of God to men.

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