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Astrus "Kiernon" Darksun

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This is pretty much a repost from the old forum, nothing new here.

As I said back then, telling you about my character would be boring.

Instead you'll get a glimpse of what his faction knows about him and his "family".

Evaluation of agent Astrus Darksun. Callsign "Kiernon"

On our radar since age 7 when he started using the Darksun family's name.

Known blood relatives:
Parents: Mary and Victor, deceased, original family name missing from the records. All records. Our own, registration office, alphabet agencies... It's like it never existed.
Siblings: One younger brother, Kiernon, missing, presumed dead.

Lost his family at age 6.
Mid-March, sometime between 2:30am and 4:00am local time a large part of their house and part of the surrounding area vanished.
Area of effect approximately an 8 meter sphere.
When the neighbors got up the next morning all they found was a bowl in the ground, some debris and one of the children, unconscious but otherwise unharmed.
They found the parents eventually. Small parts of them. Scattered all over the neighborhood. Egg hunting must've been fun that year.
No sign of the younger child.

Someone covered the incident up as a landslide into the nearby lake.
They didn't do a very good job at it. We can dig deeper than that.

The child regained consciousness at the hospital.
Tests returned nothing out of the ordinary physically.
No reaction to the news of his parents' death.
Strong emotional reaction to his brother's disappearance.
If the records are correct the boy claimed his brother was "still there" but "lost" and he needed "to show him the way home."
They've chalked it up as psychological trauma.

After that the child was brought to one of the specialised institutes to examine if the incident was caused by latent ESP powers.
They haven't turned up anything aside from an unusual obsession with the missing brother so we let him sink from our awareness.

He came back to our attention ringing all sorts of alarms one year later when he started to give his name not as simply Astrus like he had done before but as Astrus Darksun.

We never figured out how the House of the Dark Sun made contact with a child in one of our own facilities.
When asked about it all the boy had to say was "we're not alone anymore."

We've tried everything short of opening up his head to extract information about the Dark Sun and who made contact with him.
We didn't find anything out and recruiting the boy into our ranks was deemed more valuable.
We might still crack his skull open at some point.

With that the boy shifted from "survivor of a freak phenomenon" to "recruit".
With that came indoctrination, the mind games, the tracking chip. We've all been through it.
Human Resources succeeded in convincing the boy that joining up with us would be in his best interest by leveraging his ongoing obsession with his missing brother.

"If anyone can find him, it's us." Not like we'd waste resources hunting a ghost, there's enough of those around already.

The boy was recruited and began training at age 13, insisting on adopting his brother's name as his callsign to "help him find me".

With no special powers of his own the agent's career was uneventful, bordering on boring.
Standard weapons training, lowprofile assassinations and working with the goon squad.

The agent's personality makes it hard for some of the handlers to work with him.
He's cynical and sarcastic yet he insists on hiding it all under good manners. You just don't know what to make of him at times.
According to our psychoanalysts he's deeply empathic but also unable to connect with people.
Doesn't help that he got his fashion sense out of a museum, sometimes it feels like watching The Untouchables.
He also doesn't drink and that is raising some flags of my own.

The agent is convinced that the universe is out to get him but has found solace in the concept of karmic retribution.
He accepts whatever weird shit the universe throws at him on the basis that the worse it is the better his outset in his next life will be.
When asked about his belief in reincarnation his reaction was "Oh, there will be a next life, I'm sure of it. I'd like nothing more than things ending once and for all when this sad affair of my life is over with and the universe is very good at not giving me what I want."

The positive side effect of his outlook is that he copes really well with being chosen by Gaia and the manifestation of his powers.
The only thing he seems to worry about is what effect it will have on his karmic balance.

Now that he can control anima the agents weapon of choice is a custom made extendable baton.

Sheathed in anima it works the same as any blade but has the advantages of not being as conspicuous in the mundane world and doubling as a non-lethal weapon.

We have the agent under strict surveillance but so far have not picked up on any interaction with the Dark Sun. But then we have never been really good at picking up their trail, sneaky bastards that they are.

We have recently learned that the Templars also managed to recruit a member of the Dark Sun, codename "Dunkelsonn" - German? Oh how very clever of them. Tsk, Templars.
The Dragon, too, might or might not have been successful in sinking their teeth into one of the Dark Sun. You can never be certain with them.
So far we can't find anything that links these members of the Dark Sun to each other, needless to say we will continue watching for every minor detail.

House of the Dark Sun // The Darksun Family
~We are all of us without family yet our ties are so much deeper~

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They've hit our files again.
ITSec should've figured out how to keep them out of our system and track whatever access method they're using by now.
They have not. The logs are completely empty they claim. Impossible. Even SysAdmin access is logged after the last incident.
Heads will roll over this, if it keeps up they might even restructure the department and you know what that means.
I'll be taking my remaining unused holidays, wait until all this blows over.

Now if you're reading this you probably have the right clearance and are looking for information on the Dark Sun.
The following report is all we have on them, good thing some of our people still believe in dead tree technology.
Or you might be one of the bloody cyber ghosts deleting our files, in that case: Fuck you mate!

"These guys are fucking everywhere if you know where to look. And that's only accounting for the ones openly using the name.
Gods know how many of them are out there keeping their ties to the House a secret.
On that note, the files we had on them vanishing in May?
I maintain my opinion that it was an inside job. I don't buy the official explanation. What kind of freak server crash only hits files concerning a specific group?
I do keep advocating that we keep copies of our files on paper, the old fashioned way, at least as a backup if nothing else. But do they listen to me? No they don't. And that's why our data on the House of the Dark Sun is still largely nonexistent. With the digital files gone and the lowtech records having been misplaced by some idiot archivist this is all I could find out.

The House of the Dark Sun is old. At least several hundred years B.C. old.
My current hypothesis is that its founder was exiled by his people at a very young age for being born under a bad omen.
Likely after his parents died or some misfortune befell his people and he took the blame for it.

-Note: I'm using the masculine form as I assume a female would have simply been killed instead of exiled. Unless they were really, really afraid of her which is possible. I need more data.-
As for the bad omen? Solar eclipse I'd wager. It would certainly tie in with the name.
Regardless, the child survived his exile. While the ordeal couldn't have done a lot of good for his disposition towards other people he began to seek out others like himself - lonely souls with no ties to anyone in this world - and invited them to become part of the House of the Dark Sun.
By what process he chose the members of the House we do not know but all those we know of have proven to be special in one way or another.
There's everything from accomplished warriors and magi over brilliant strategists and engineers to extraordinary painters and musicians.
All of them bearing the Darksun name, all of them doing something significant in their lives.

In two confirmed cases the outcome was war, one of them bringing a whole people to the brink of extinction. Significant none the less.

Here's an interesting tidbit: some of our data suggests evidence of the House or the Darksun family in dimensions other than our own but it's inconclusive so far.

I couldn't even hazard a guess as to what their motive is or whose side they're on other than their own.
The only thing I can infer is that whenever one of them is involved something tends to happen.
Might be a new flavour BBQ sauce or cold fusion or WW fucking III.

This is all I could scrounge up and it's more than they want us to know.
Keep a separate copy of this somewhere secure. On paper. Do not tell anyone where. Trust me on this. In the worst case you will thank me for being paranoid, in the best case you will laugh at me in a few years and burn it.

Despite this I strongly support recruiting a member of the House into our ranks should the opportunity present itself. It might be just the wildcard we need. I also recommend to have them under strict surveillance, wildcards tend to be unpredictable."

Edited by Vikestart
fixing the format
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