Yellow Eyed Jack
Jack's face up close
Alias(es): Jack, Jack Burton
Apparent Age: Mid 20s
Concept: Lone Wanderer looking for purpose
Physical description: Jack appears to be a young, healthy man in his mid to late twenties. He stands tall at 5 feet 10 inches with an athletic, wiry build. His dark brown hair is cut short and is often times disheveled and uncombed. His face, while handsome, is often somber and serious, and very rarely clean shaven. Jack's most defining feature is his bright amber, almost yellow eyes with the irises seeming just a bit larger than a human's should be. It is because of this, and his unwillingness to to give his name, that other Kindred (more specifically other Gangrel) have taken to calling him “Yellow Eyed Jack”.
Jack tends to dress ruggedly, preferring easy fitting clothes that are made to last. He is most often seen wearing well worn/frayed blue jeans, black hiking boots, T-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, and in cooler weather either an olive military style jacket, or an old black leather jacket. Jack almost always wears a pair of fingerless gloves to cover the strange, rough pads that have developed on his palms. At times, especially while traveling, Jack will be seen carrying an olive drab colored military ruck sack that is believed to contain all he owns.
Detailed Status: Acknowledged by Sovereign Prince Rook of Annapolis - Summer 2017
Very little is known of Jack's origins. From what little he has revealed about himself it is believed that he was born and raised somewhere up north in the New England states. He has no discernible accent to speak of and his mannerisms give little away in terms of upbringing. Some suspect that in his mortal years, Jack may have served in the military in some way. He carries a military style rucksack with him in his travels and exhibits skills and talents for wilderness survival as well as a working knowledge of first aid and emergency response that are not commonly taught to average civilians.
Jack is a very soft spoken individual if he chooses to speak at all. This isn't to say that he is antisocial; Jack can easily hold a conversation. He just tends to avoid or simply refuse to answer personal questions, especially those inquiring about his mortal life or his real/full name. One can always count on Jack to be honest, some would even call him blunt. He will say exactly what he is thinking without regards for anyone's personal feelings. While some see this as a flaw, others value Jack's direct, no nonsense attitude, viewing it as a remarkably rare quality in the Kindred of the modern nights.
As a Gangrel, Jack has acquired more than just physical signs of the beast within. His movements have at times been described as feral and predatory, like those of a wolf or panther stalking prey. His stare can cause great discomfort to some who say his bright yellow eyes seem to pierce right through them like a monster sizing up it's next meal. As a result of this obvious discomfort, Jack rarely maintains extended eye contact with any but those he knows well. Also, it is commonly said that Jack sometimes sniffs at the air around him or sniffs around other people as if trying to take in the scents of his environment. Strong odors (cigarette smoke, sulfur, strong perfumes/colognes, etc.) will sometimes cause him to wrinkle his nose in discomfort or even leave the immediate area.
Clan Prestige Malkavian - "True Friend"
A charcoal sketch of Jack done by a friend
Jack in wolf form
Jack in hawk owl form
January 31st 2015 - Jack arrives unexpectedly at a Gathering in the Annapolis domain. Before the night ends, he inquires about joining the Camarilla. Prince Rook placed Jack under Accounting...sort of. Jack has since remained in this state, learning what he can from his fellow Kindred and aiding the Domain in any way he can.
March 2015 - Jack travels north to the Domain of Baltimore where he visits some of his clan mates and establishes connections with them.
April 2015 - Prince Rook of Annapolis places Jack under a formal Accounting with the Archon Hannah Martin as his instructor.
May 2015 - Jack formally steps away from his Accounting, instead choosing to live as an Autark. The reasons for this are not known, though there didn't seem to be any political backlash as a result.
Summer 2015 - Spring 2017 - Jack regularly visits the Domains of Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. He is well received in each city and proves quite helpful to each domain.
Late Spring 2017 - Jack's childe "Kyrie" arrives in the Mid-Atlantic.Like Jack, she is given residency in Annapolis.
Summer 2017 - Jack is formerly Acknowledged into the Camarilla by Sovereign Prince Rook of Annapolis.
Autumn 2017 - Jack and his childe disappear into the wilderness to confront an ancient threat. Very little is heard from them for quite some time.
June 2019 - Jack and Kyrie return to Annapolis to a warm reception. They again take up residence in the Annapolis domain.
Wynona Windrunner - Sire (NPC)- Jack speaks very highly of his sire on the few occasions that the topic comes up. She is said to be a wild, spiritual woman of Native-American heritage who prefers the comfort and solitude of the wilderness to the hum drum of big cities and the tediousness of Kindred politics.
“Blóðvængr” - Grandsire (NPC)- Jack speaks of his Grandsire with great reverence. It is said that she is quite old, hailing from ancient Scandinavia. According to Jack, she is a fiercely religious woman who firmly follows the religious philosophies of the Aesir.
"Captain Malcolm Reynolds" - Firefly
"Detective Russel Cole" - True Detective
"Ben Hawkins" - Carnivale
"Logan" - The Wolverine & Comic books
"Geralt of Rivia" - The Witcher Series
"Eddard Stark" - A Game of Thrones
"Ragnar Lothbrok" - Vikings
"Daryl Dixon" - The Walking Dead
"Richard Harrow" - Boardwalk Empire
Wanderers, Vagabonds, Ronin, Lost Souls, etc.
"My Curse" - Killswitch Engage
"Don't Follow" - Alice In Chains
"Cowboys From Hell" - Pantera
"The Ghost Woman and the Hunter" - Lacuna Coil
"Last Living Souls" - Gorillaz
"Standing Stones" - Jeremy Soule
"Animal I Have Become" - 3 Days Grace
"Eli" - Bosnian Rainbows
"Kiri" - Monorail
"Short Change Hero" - The Heavy
"A Drowning" - How to Destroy Angels
"99 Problems" - Hugo
"The Preacher" - Jaimie N Commons
"Immigrant Song" - Led Zeppelin
"Wherever I May Roam" - Metallica
"Madness" - Muse
"Where Is Everybody?" - Nine Inch Nails
"The Outsider" - A Perfect Circle
"Don't Stop Me Now" - Queen
"Big Empty" - Stone Temple Pilots
"Burden In My Hand" - Soundgarden
"Even Flow" - Pearl Jam
"Lilith" - Bjork
"Into Dust" - Mazzy Star
"Jack traveled with a group of Malkavians for several years. One of them was a renowned Seer of the clan."
"Jack is actually far older than he may claim. He only just recently awoke from a long period of torpor."
"Jack aided in the destruction of an elder Gangrel who had fallen to Wassail."
"Jack developed a strong bond with the Methuselah known as "Solveig". He learned many secrets in their time together."
"Jack seems more at home among the Malkavians than he does his fellow Gangrel."
"Jack has traveled extensively throughout North America. He has great knowledge of lost roads and hidden byways that would make traveling a great deal safer for many Kindred."
"Jack's time with Malkavians has somehow infected him with their insight. It is said that he possesses the gift of prophecy."
"Jack gave aid and protection to Salubri in the Mid-Atlantic region."