Ireneus "Irene" Paulos

Ireneus "Irene" Paulos

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Name: Ireneus "Irene" Paulos
Age: Appears 25
Birthday: March 23, 400 BC
Gender: Male
Species: Phoenix
Category: Citizen
Career: Paramedic


(image is Haruki Serizawa from Confession Executive Committee Love Series)


(image is the art (created by Sandara on Deviantart) for the "Phoenix Rising" card, Warlords collectible Trading Card Game)

Appearance Description:
  • shining brown eyes
  • messy golden-blonde hair
  • dresses in casual preppy clothing (sweaters, open sport coats, nice slacks but untucked and not fully buttoned
  • Likes to vary the colors in his wardrobe but always tends to have at least a litle pink, red, gold or orange on
  • Phoenix form: Large red and orange plumed bird of prey 4' tall, with an 10' wingspan

Personality Description:
  • Claustrophobic
  • Especially bothered by cages or restraints
  • Fairly emotional and he doesn't hide how he's feeling very well
  • Will always try and help someone if he thinks they are having a problem
  • Refuses to become a licensed doctor again- prefers to be the first line of aid and believes he deserves to hold that title any more.

Active Abilities:

  • Phoenix/Human Forms: Can switch between being in phoenix or human forms at will.
    • Can only take human form when the Phoenix is fully grown (>1 week after rebirth)
    • The human form never physically ages. The phoenix form stops aging after it is an adult.
    • In phoenix form they can fly at up to 65mph (150mph in a dive). Their beak and talons are strong enough to break stone.
    • Can speak in either form, but not during the week of growing up after rebirth.
  • Flame Wreath: The phoenix can cause a part of their body to become wreathed in magical flames in either form. The flames ignite and burn twice as hot as normal fire but when the phoenix burns an area of their own body or touches the flames to someone else's body it regenerates damage from non-fatal injuries
    • They cannot regrow missing limbs or badly damaged organs in this way.
    • The magical fire feels excruciatingly painful to the phoenix and to anyone else they burn
    • Simple injuries heal immediately, while greater injuries like broken bones take up to 10 minutes of constant burning
    • Attempting to wreath their entire body in fire at once does not heal them and instead initiates their Immolation Rebirth as it "kills" the phoenix
  • Bond: This phoenix has undergone a ritual to be permanently bonded to a thunderbird named Askuwheteau. They are immune to damage from Asku's lightning.
    • This allows him to communicate with the thunderbird mentally as long as the two are within 1 mile of each other. Rather than language the communication is in images and emotions.
Passive Abilities:

  • Immolation Rebirth: A phoenix doesn't truly die. Instead its dying body (in either form) automatically bursts into flames and burns to ashes, leaving only a baby chick to rise from them. The chick matures rapidly over a week back into its fully grown stature. The phoenix is reborn at least once a year on its birthday in addition to any rebirths from "death". This is the only way they can repair a missing limb or organ. Being reborn clears any toxin or poison from the body of the phoenix.
  • Miracle Tears: The tears of a phoenix are capable of curing illnesses or diseases. Common illnesses take only a single drop while more serious illnesses would require around 5-10. The tears lose their effectiveness after 24 hours of being produced if they are not used. As a result of the tears the phoenix is immune to disease and illness.
  • Superhuman Sight: in both forms the phoenix has the vision of an eagle in the daytime and half as good in the darkness.
  • Fire/heat immunity- The phoenix is immune to damage from any fire that did not come from one of their own abilities and is immune to the effects of extreme heat.
Weaknesses:
  • Self-healing only- The only way the phoenix can be healed is through their Immolation Rebirth or Flame Wreath abilities. No other magical or mundane medical procedures will work on them.

Common Magical Items: None currently


  • Came into existence in Athens, Greece in 400BC. He only remembers being a lone chick growing into a full phoenix. Unknown if he was born or if he had parents
  • Used human form to study medicine under the great greek physicians of the time, including a period of time learning from followers of Hippocrates
  • Traveled between Greece, Rome, and Egypt for hundreds of years. He was a skilled physician, always learning and trying to heal people without his own magic abilities as much as possible.
    • Importantly during this time he swore an oath that was, in part, to never cause unnecessary harm to someone he was caring for as a physician.
  • He was eventually captured by a secret cult while visiting Egypt
  • Irene was locked in a metal cage that was far too small for him to move around in, with his head sticking out the side so his tears could be harvested as medicine. His captors continually injured and tortured him over and over again to make him cry. He was not ever allowed out of the cage.
  • At first he used his own fire to heal himself- at extreme pain. However when they began holding injuries up to the flames he used to heal himself, so they could also heal, he refused to heal himself any more
  • He "died" an uncountable number of times during this until eventually one of his captors' descendants finally made the mistake of letting Irene out of the cage to better heal a very serious wound on one of their cultists. The phoenix seized the chance and changed form, bursting out of their hands and wreathing almost his entire body with flames. Though his fire couldn't damage them he was able to ignite the whole building as he desperately clawed and battered his way through the cultists.
  • With cultists all killed Irene was free again
  • After obtaining his freedom around 50BC, Irene tried to return home but was unable to settle in. He instead began a life of traveling between the various major empires as they rose to prominence. He would learn what they had to offer on how to treat the ill and injured, learn their language and then move on so that he would not be discovered as supernatural.
  • Quite often he ended up serving as physician for minor noble houses and military units going to war but he was always careful not to take jobs that would attract too much fame or attention. Slipping away to start over in a new place was common for him.
  • Eventually, around the 1630's he made his way over to the Americas along with a group of French explorers where he spent many years among several native tribes living in the great lakes region. He was gravely injured and the explorers thought he was dead.
  • As he was reborn into a chick he was taken in by one very kind tribe and he lived with them until they were wiped out by european settlers. The tribe had been watched over by a thunderbird. Like the ones from myths but this one was a physical bird. Unfortunately neither he nor Irene were able to save the the tribe.
  • The thunderbird, named Askuwheteau by the tribe elders, formed a powerful connection with Irene and they were forever bonded with a ritual.
  • Irene Moved around within the north american continent for a while but his sorrow over the loss of the tribe was too much and he began working his way back towards Europe. Eventually, after settling down to go to learn the medical techniques of that time he ended up being blackmailed into providing medical care for a french crime family and their working girls. Their leader had discovered the true nature about Irene and threatened to expose him.
  • Irene worked for that family for decades before finally he had enough. When the leader fell ill and needed medical aid he called for Irene. Though Irene was sworn to never cause his patients undue harm he poisoned the leader and ensured he died. With him gone Irene was free to leave but at a very heavy cost to his morality
  • He swore off being a physician again, feeling like he had broken his oath sworn so many years before. However when the world wars broke out he did enlist himself as a field medic. Papers were harder to fake by then but he managed to re-enlist as different people and in different countries' forces over time after each time he was "killed" in battle.
  • After the horrors of the world wars Irene felt guilty for not working as a surgeon or doctor and helping more people but he was glad he had been on the front lines with the people who needed help immediately.
  • Irene once more went to school to become a doctor several times after the wars but found himself abandoning it each time because he couldn't bring himself to again swear that oath he had broken. It was getting harder and harder to hide his true form and his companion as the world became more advanced. By the 60's Irene was no longer safe in the normal world and was introduced to the island of Manta Carlos by scouts after tending to the wounds of a fae who had been (disguised) visiting the narrow reality and got hit by a car.
  • Once on Manta Carlos Irene trained to become an EMT, and later continued training to be certified as a paramedic.
  • in April of 2019 he adopted Shara Ohsima, who now lives with him and Asku in the condo


Resources:
Has access to his investment funds cultivated over more than two centuries of living. Owns a very nice condo in the city on an upper floor with a balcony. Most of his normal living expenses are covered by his job as a paramedic.



Additional Information: Has a companion Thunderbird named Askuwheteau and they have serious emotional attachments between them.
Speaks many languages including English, Greek (ancient and modern), Latin, Coptic Egyptian, Arabic, Hindi, Turkish, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Italian and several Algonquian languages
 
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Name: Ireneus "Irene" Paulos
Apparent Age: 25 (actually 2,419)
Gender: Male
Species: Phoenix
Height: 5'10"
Build: Skinny but athletic

Notable Features: Zero scars or visible wounds, his face looks just a little bird-like, messy blonde hair. Tends to wear pink, red gold or orange clothes or accents

Physical Quirks: Doesn't hide his emotions well, has an accent but it is almost impossible to place because it is a mix of many different languages and cultures, Claustrophobic and very bothered by restraints or cages.

Abilities Summary: Shifts between human and phoenix forms. Immune to heat/fire except his own. Produces flames on his body and can use them to heal wounds on people. Psychically bonded to his companion thunderbird, Asku. Superhuman sight and tears that cure diseases. Burns to ash if he dies and is reborn.

Reputation: Has been on the island since the 60's. Well known as a very well-trained paramedic. Known for traveling a lot on his vacations.

Misc Information: Rarely is seen without Asku, his companion thunderbird. Speaks a very large number of languages both ancient and modern.
Image is Haruki Serizawa from Confession Executive Committee Love
 
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Name: Ireneus "Irene" Paulos
Apparent Age: Adult bird
Gender: Male
Species: Phoenix
Height: 4'
Build: healthy bird

Notable Features: Zero scars or visible wounds, Large red and orange plumed bird of prey 4' tall, with an 10' wingspan

Physical Quirks: Doesn't hide his emotions well, has an accent but it is almost impossible to place because it is a mix of many different languages and cultures, Claustrophobic and very bothered by restraints or cages.

Abilities Summary: Shifts between human and phoenix forms. Immune to heat/fire except his own. Produces flames on his body and can use them to heal wounds on people. Psychically bonded to his companion thunderbird, Asku. Superhuman sight and tears that cure diseases. Burns to ash if he dies and is reborn.

Reputation: Has been on the island since the 60's. Well known as a very well-trained paramedic. Known for traveling a lot on his vacations.

Misc Information: Rarely is seen without Asku, his companion thunderbird. Speaks a very large number of languages both ancient and modern.
Image is the art (created by Sandara on Deviantart) for the "Phoenix Rising" card, Warlords collectible Trading Card Game
 
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