What is this Character needed for:
This is an established Pharos Canon. By portraying her you start off with a Grade 6 agent with a rich history in the faction and a few ties to the Wards themselves. We will allow her abilities to be elaborated upon, perhaps slightly modified but she is not meant to be more than a physically enhanced person. You may add to her history but not alter what has already been set.
Solstice stands 5’7” tall and appears to weigh approximately 125 lbs, which is more like 135 lbs due to her enhanced physiology making her muscles and bones denser. She has a curvaceous, athletic physique, shoulder length light blonde hair and bright blue eyes. Being of an Irish - Russian descent, her skin is pale and she has been blessed with an attractive combination of features typical of her mixed heritage.
People who know Solstice well would describe her as, above all, loyal and meticulous to the point of being overly self-critical. It is this striving for perfection that can make her neglectful, especially of her friends which is why she only has a few. Some might even call her ‘thoughtless’ at times but in truth she is a very caring person who simply loses sight of what’s important. Most of the time she prioritizes her work above all, a defence mechanism that began after her mother died, compounded years later by her father’s death.
She is devoted to Pharos and the Ward family who have since taken her into their circle. She is quite close with Connor MacBride, the lead agent of the New York Branch and Director Stone is like an uncle, or as close to as the man could be. The Wards are very secretive clan and have always kept to themselves, thus Solstice has always been kept at arm’s length from the family’s inner workings.
Because her father was killed by a Lycanthrope (specifically a Werewolf) Solstice, above all, hates their kind. She has no tolerance for any ‘Altered’ that cannot control their change and are therefor a threat to all those around them. Little does she realize that her mentor, Stone Ward has been a Werewolf since the beginning of the Resonance.
At the tender age of 18 (2007), straight out of high school Solstice was accepted into the prestigious Ward Foundation at Cooper Union in New York. It had been nearly half a century since the organization took on a student trainee but then the name of Davies had echoed through those hallowed halls for longer still. She was not under qualified, every bit as competent as her late mother of whom she had inherited this legacy.
When she was sixteen her father picked her up at school one day. His face was grey, eyes red. Something was wrong. The funeral was the next day. Her mother, Dawn, had died in the field. A car accident while assisting in the transport of a priceless artifact. She would not know the truth until a decade later, that her mother, an agent for Pharos had been on assignment to protect the shipment. They were ambushed by a rival organization. She was shot and died in the line of duty.
Director Stone Ward watched over Solstice after that. Her mother and father were dear friends. He arranged for her admission to Dartmouth in Vermont and during the Summer she worked at Cooper Union as an inventory assistant. Each year her responsibilities increased, her clearance expanded and with it her knowledge of Pharos.
In the footsteps of her mentor, Director Ward, Solstice was on her way to achieving degrees in both business and anthropological science. It was in her third year that her father, Bryson Davies urged her to leave Ward Foundation and make her own way in the world. The reason behind his fears would never be truly known as the Resonance washed across the world and everything changed. Bryson would become one of the many casualties of the new world, killed by what would become known as a lycanthrope.
Her education interrupted as the world struggled to endure, at the age of 21, Solstice was prematurely indoctrinated into the secret society of Pharos. Her education would continue as an Agent.
It was trial by fire. Solstice proved herself every bit as competent as her mother and beyond. Her enhancements had made her stronger, faster and more durable allowing her to contend on equal par with the new menaces of the world. The truth of her mother would become apparent and new pride would stir in her heart knowing that she had followed in her footsteps.
In the years to follow Solstice rapidly advanced in rank. While her close ties to the Director and the Ward family might have insinuated nepotism her competency and exceptional performance dispelled any notion of it. By 2017 she had achieved Grade 6 level, and completed her degrees from Dartmouth. Later that year she was appointed orientation leader for new recruits for the New York branch. It was a very short list. Pharos has always been very particular of their agents which are always personally selected. Among the initiates was a Doctor Atticus Gale, whom had been hand selected by Director Stone.
Currently she spends most of her time at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum located in Manhattan. It’s unknown sub-levels harbour many secrets and her current assignment is to safeguard these treasures as well as perform field work. She possess a cover as an employee of the museum but her identity remains the same. All of the staff members work for Pharos.
- Curating/Archiving - All members of Pharos possess in varying degrees the skills to organize and look after historic collections. Solstice is an exceptional curator.
- Anthropology Degree, Masters
- Business Degree
- Hand-to-hand Combat Training - Combative skills equal to a police officer.
- Firearms Training - Skilled with both a handgun and rifle.
- Swimming - Was on the Dartmouth Swim Team.
Solstice’s change was purely physical. She is stronger, faster and more durable than a man twice her size. Her body also heals faster, approximately three times that of a normal Human. She can also mend broken, even shattered bones (within the time that a normal human would mend a cracked bone) and heal internal damages that might otherwise require surgery (Please note that she does not have much of a concept of her healing ability. How often are such things really put to the test? Suffering injuries is painful and thus she avoids it like anyone else). She is also resilient to drugs and toxins, requiring three times the dosage to produce the 'normal' affect. In short, she needs to be administered an excessive amount of poison for it to threaten her life. She can also hold her breath for up five minutes while under physical stress, ten minutes while calm.