|the_motivator (the_motivator) wrote,|
@ 2027-04-02 22:04:00
is the mother of good luck.
FULL NAME: Diligence
DOB: The Beginning - ish
PLACE OF BIRTH: Heaven
ORIGIN: Judeo-Christian mythology (with a dollop of Supernatural)
GENDER: Fluid, male currently
SPECIES: A Grigori, the virtue for Diligence
PARENTS: The Judeo-Christian God
SIBLINGS: Other angels, even the fallen
Altering Perception - A Grigori can shift a person's mind to dreams of their perfect Heaven and maintain it from a distance.
Angelic Possession - Like all angels, Grigori need a vessel to interact on Earth, and require the vessel's permission.
Healing - As an angel, Diligence is able to heal injuries and illnesses.
Immortality - Like the other choirs, Grigori do not die of old age, and will continue to live on unless actively destroyed by other means.
Inspiration - Diligence can inspire the virtue he embodies in others. They may find themselves more decisive in their efforts, steadfast in beliefs or unwilling to give up on a course of action.
Invulnerability - One tough cookie, Diligence cannot be harmed but by specific, powerful means.
Sedation - A Grigori can put a mortal to sleep with a touch.
Soul Feeding - Possible, but never used, and fatal to victims. Grigori can empower themselves by consuming human souls.
Superior Strength - Much like Eddie, Diligence is far stronger than others of his kind.
Sword of Diligence - Each Grigori has a divine sword with their name engraved along the blade. Diligence's is a longsword.
Teleportation - Diligence can transfer his matter/energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between.
Angel Blade - The blade of another angel can damage a Grigori
Banishing Sigil - Sigils created to banish angels are effective against Grigori
First Blade - Cain's murder weapon, an indestructible jawbone which can kill angels.
Hex Bags - Can be created and used to hide from angels.
Holy Oil - A circle of burning holy oil can trap angels, and the substance itself can kill Grigori
Primordial Entities - The Almighty and Archangels alike can annihilate Grigori. Lucifer could, but it'd require more effort.
Staff of Moses - Known to have an effect on angels in vessels - details unknown thus far.
The Grigori were an elite choir created to watch over fledgling humans at the dawn of their existence. To guide man, to keep them in the ways of the Almighty. The Grigori were the first angels to walk the planet, interacting with this new race, and helping them in their own ways. The choir went where they were needed; spreading across the globe along with humankind.
Unfortunately, over time, some Grigori began to feed off their wards, using souls to boost their strength. Hundreds of Grigori were wiped out for their crimes, leaving only the seven figureheads. These seven would join together at times of great struggle, guiding powers and masses, and helping the humans who survived natural disasters and great wars rebuild and carry on.
Diligence helped humankind to keep their faith, to be steady in their work and not to give in to the Sin of Sloth. Oddly, even though they are opposing forces, Diligence was just as patient with Belphegor (much to the demon's annoyance). He spent time with workers of fields, or anyone who toiled and could feel hopeless over their efforts. Those discovering new ways to help civilization advance were also guided by Diligence, who kept their hearts encouraged and true.
During the many wars spanning man's history, Diligence was there. For soldiers scared they fought for nothing, or that they would always be fighting. For family waiting back home. For those struggling to find common ground and negotiate treaties. Always he chose willing vessels who could move most freely across a given land. From entertainers to medics to priests to diplomats.
In the 1980s, Diligence began to feel America falling to sin. Easy solutions with ignored long term fallout, fast answers that answered nothing, drugs and disease - these things abounded. Then, he felt a pull West, and found the Sawyer family. Generations of faithful believers who welcomed him in his Vessel. They were hardworking, charitable, and loved one another. Here Diligence would return time and again, finding his own energy revitalized each time.
As his vessel aged, and became ready to pass on, Diligence asked the Sawyer family if any among them would be willing to host him. Edwin, married with children, discussed the request with his family. Equally loving and devout, both wife and children understood, honored by the chance.
Diligence and Edwin carried on his work as a faith-based motivational speaker, traveling the country to speak and volunteer. But they always returned home to Seattle at regular intervals. Diligence recently saw his sibling, Temperance, fighting in War's death matches in February of 2017, and has set about tracking her down.
It's not about perfect. It's about effort.
FULL NAME: Edwin Sawyer
NICKNAMES: Ed, Eddie
PLACE OF BIRTH: Seattle, Washington
ROLE: Motivational Speaker
MARITAL STATUS: Married (Beverly Sawyer)
PARENTS: Alma & Woodward Sawyer
SIBLINGS: Woodward Junior (Elder), Jeannie (younger)
OFFSPRING: Beth (19), William (17), Violet (12), Lily (12)
• Graduated Seattle University with a Master in Elementary K-8 Education
• Worked as a Kindergarten teacher for over 10 years before moving into the Motivational Speaking industry
• Violet and Lily are twins
• Has been married for 21 years
• Yes, he really does know Neil Degrasse Tyson
• Bev is a morning news host for a local Seattle television station.
CONTACT: Character Dropbox
PB: Terry Crews