NAME Brittany Bernard AGE 25 DOB June 20 PANTHEON Greek DEITYEris APARTMENT #207 HEIGHT 5'4" BUILD Athletic HAIR Black EYES Brown SEXUALITY Homosexual MARITAL STATUS Single
Brittany will likely cause no end of trouble in Pax. She loves to record events, give impromptu interviews, and will sneak around to see what gossip she can get a head start on. When she runs into other Greek pantheon fellows, surely only trouble will follow. I'd love to have her cohorts in crime, Phobos and Deimos around, not to mention her brother Ares. As Brittany becomes aware of her position as Eris, a lot of things will start to make sense, and she may start using her online following (who are all, unknowingly, worshipers) for either more nefarious purposes, her own amusement, or something else entirely. It really depends on how she's feeling that day.
It would also be fantastic to play her against other war, chaos, or trickster deities!
If one were to look up the word 'extrovert' in the dictionary, one would surely find a picture of Brittany. It's not so much that Britt likes people, necessarily, as much as she enjoys attention; and in Britt's mind, any attention is good attention. Aside from this, she's continuously full of energy -- she's been likened many times to the Energizer Bunny. Others describe her as constantly on the move, even when standing still; as though there's some subtle vibration under her skin that makes her seem more than alive. She's often seen bearing her trademark grin, though this is more a precursor to mischief than a truly happy expression.
Within this seemingly friendly exterior lies the heart of a competitor; the middle child in an adopted family, Brittany was and continues to rival her brothers in all things. She pretends to not care about the opinions of others, but in truth, Brittany feeds off of what others think of her; she wants to be noticed, be talked about, be considered and remembered. Popular is the wrong word for it; perhaps 'listened to' is a better understanding, though do not confuse this with the idea that Brittany has some kind of message to spread. She has opinions, but not really about things that matter. Brittany will go to extreme lengths to ensure that she is being paid attention to, regardless of the effort.
She's contentious, argumentative, and holds grudges for as long as it suits her -- just as easily, the next day she could be your BFF if she's decided that she needs something from you, or simply that she doesn't want to be angry. Her moods fluctuate on a dime, and she can snap from happy to sad and back again in an instant. People are often exceedingly confused by Brittany, and she likes that, often encouraging this reaction. This behavior has won her few true friends, but she has her followers on Twitter, Facebook, and every other social media place — that's all that really matters. Right?
ABILITY Provocation. Brittany is good at getting under people's skin; this isn't merely due to her invasive personality. As she becomes more aware of Eris, she'll be able to push people's buttons and get them hot under the collar without much effort; this will likely cause no end of strife for her victims, as this may push them to act out of character.
As Eris takes over Brittany's body, her form will seem a little less solid. Limbs may stretch, contort and contract; her hair will take on a life of its own. The air around her will seem to shiver. The deepest transformations will make her form completely unrecognizable, at least until Eris decides that she prefers to look one way over another.
into the past
Jack Bernard married his high school sweetheart, Kate Cassidy, right out of Anacostia High School in Washington, DC. Kate went on to study accounting at George Washington University, while Jack joined the Metropolitian Police Academy. The two were driven individuals, and supported one another in their career endeavors. To this end, their sparsely discussed plans to start a family took a backseat as they each waded their own personal way through the adult rat maze.
By the time both were nearing their 30s, Kate was a successful auditing consultant with a job that sent her overseas often to South Korea and China. Jack had made Police Lieutenant with his eyes set on Deputy Chief of Police next, but their conversation about having kids popped up again and the couple decided to give it a go. Two years later, on Kate's 30th birthday, it was clear that biological reproduction was going to be easier said than done. The two had toyed with the idea of adoption, and Kate pushed for it wholeheartedly by bringing home flyers from the Barker Adoption Agency in Bethesda, Maryland.
They ended up adopting three children from across the globe, as each became available and needing a loving home through the Barker Agency. The first was Resheph, a 5-year-old boy from Brazil; the second was Brittany, a 3-year-old girl from South Korea, adopted a year after their first; and their last, Tyr, an infant from Colombia, adopted two years after Brittany. Their eclectic family complete, the Bernards happily juggled their large family with help from their in-laws. Well aware that they were playing hosts to a small summary of international personalities, Kate and Jack did their best to keep their children's home cultures apparent in their lives.
The DMV area was welcoming to peoples of varying cultures, and by the time Brittany was in middle school, she stopped caring about waving her Korean flag. She was American, after all, and the hallways of Anacostia (the same high school her parents had attended) was filled with teenagers of varying stripes. Rather than focus on her past and her skin, Brittany made waves through her school's lacrosse team as first home. As she had been throughout all of her childhood, Brittany was unafraid to get dirty, metaphorically or otherwise. When she wasn't knocking down other girls on the lacrosse field, she showed a keen interest in journalism. Brittany started a popular advice column, which ran more to gossip than anything that was actually helpful. She happily admits to the fact that her column has caused no less than two cat fights between girls who were dating the same boy, and one fist fight between members of the football team. Brittany was forced to retire her column after that, but though she was banned from a verified news source, she merely moved her column online to YouTube.
From the moment Brittany's parents bought her a computer and allowed her access to the internet, she became a social media junkie. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, to name just a few; she had accounts on them all and began to amass followers by the boatload. She was a master of clickbait, curving "fake news" just enough to seem real. Jack and Kate frowned on this behavior, especially after the school fights Brittany inspired, but Britt was undeterred. She could not explain, in any satisfactory terms, that she absolutely relished pushing people's buttons in this manner, and eventually her parents backed off. They did try one last caveat -- if she was going to go to school for journalism and still have it funded by them, she would make an attempt to do anything other than gossip columns. Brittany half-heartedly agreed to this, though she had few plans to actually abide by it.
Her partner in crime and closest friend throughout high school was Uke Mochi, a girl Brittany had a crush on but was never able to convince to play for the other team. Uke Mochi was too enamored of the male gender to really ever give Brittany the time of day in a romantic sense, and Brittany often took it upon herself to "help" Uke Mochi realize the flaws in each of her paramours. Uke Mochi never realized or saw this subtle sabotage, and the two remained friends even when they parted ways for college.
Brittany earned a partial scholarship to CSU Long Beach, where she majored in her much-loved journalism. Moving to California brought up old spectres of the past -- Brittany had never felt so "Asian" before. The school boasted a large Chinese population, and Britt quickly tired of correcting others that, no, she wasn't from China, and no, she didn't speak Mandarin. The few times people asked her to help with their homework ended in their loss, as Brittany would straight up cut them out of school projects wherever necessary. She had difficulty relating to the few other international students out of Korea, instead tending to flock more to her caucasian and black classmates. Even with this adversity, Brittany forced her way through school as she had in everthing else in life, graduating four years later and landing an internship with the Los Angeles' Times' "Ministry of Gossip" section.
With this lucrative position, plus the money she earned off of AdSense and other internet revenues for her online presence, Brittany had no plans to move back to the east coast. As she progressed in her chosen career field, her relationship with her parents strained. As time went on, she began to speak to them through Resheph entirely, rather than directly to them. Brittany has a particularly difficult relationship with her father, as he made his long-desired deputy chief position a year before Brittany graduated from college. Once her internship with the LA Times ended, Brittany got a job with TMZ and continued to run her own sites. She has a close friendship with Raven, a paparazzi who sells often to TMZ, and gets a lot of her article fodder from them. Her romantic relationships consist mainly of one-night Tinder stands, and Brittany doesn't bemoan this fact much.
She found out about Pax Letale while shopping for a new apartment, and for some reason, felt particularly drawn to the complex. The history and rumors surrounding the place piqued her interest, and she's driven to see if she can discover what really happened five years ago when the place was shut down.