Character's Full Name: Royce Flynn
Created By: Mallory
AKAs: Robert Finnegan
Character Type: Immortal
Apparent Age: 25
Actual Age: 327
Build: 145 lbs
Additional Languages: Spanish, French, German
Any special skills: Sailing, Surfing, Music (singing/songwriting, plays
both the guitar and piano), Horseback riding, auto racing, bartending
Personality: Outspoken, rebellious and impulsive. Royce is skilled
at improvisation, and he rarely enters into a situation with a plan –
he’s usually making it all up as he goes. He doesn’t always consider the consequences of his actions, and his free nature sometimes gets him in
Over the centuries Royce has been a thief, a pirate, and an outlaw.
He’s also been a professional musician and owned pubs on more than
one occasion. Although he’s basically a good person, he doesn’t always
play by the rules.
Royce has a weakness for pretty women, especially damsels in distress.
More than once he’s had to flee town one step ahead of jealous husbands.
He doesn’t go out of his way to seduce women; they’re just naturally drawn
Royce tends to think of himself as a lover, not a fighter. He fights when
he has to, but would rather negotiate his way out of trouble. He’s a
competent swordsman, taking heads only when faced with no other choice.
Since he’s smaller and lighter than most of his opponents, Royce fights
dirty, a trick he learned in his pirate days. He uses his surroundings to
his advantage as much as possible, although never a gun.
1663 – Belfast Ireland
Newborn Royce is found on the doorstep of a catholic church. A priest
named Seamus Flynn takes him in and attempts to raise him, but Royce
has difficulty following the rules. More than once he’s caught
committing petty crimes during his childhood.
Royce is caught in a compromising position with a young woman named
Maggie O’reilly. Although Maggie’s family is ready to hang Royce for
rape, Maggie convinces them it was consensual. Once he’s satisfied no
child was conceived, Maggie’s father demands that Royce leave Belfast.
Royce chooses to go to sea and signs on to a merchant vessel.
Royce spends the next decade serving as a sailor on various ships,
primarily cargo vessels.
Royce’s ship goes down in a storm in the Caribbean and he drowns.
He washes ashore on Isla Cruces, which is abandoned except for the ruins
of an old Spanish settlement.
Royce spends several months marooned on Isla Cruces before the
English privateer Lady Luck stops to resupply. Her captain, a fellow
Immortal named Edward Finch, signs Royce onto his crew and teaches him
to survive as an Immortal.
Shortly afterwards, the crown revokes Finch’s letters of marque, and he
turns pirate. The crew of the Lady only steals cargo, and occasionally
the ships themselves. Finch is an honorable man, and he never harms
The Lady is eventually captured by the British Royal Navy. The crew is
taken to Port Royal Jamaica, where many of them are hung for piracy. Royce
and his captain allow themselves to be executed, slipping away after
reviving. The two Immortals split up, taking different ships off the island.
Royce travels to Tortuga, where he signs on to the pirate vessel Black
Swan under the name Robert Finnegan.
Fleeing the Royal Navy, the captain of the Black Swan takes the ship
into the Atlantic. For several months, the crew preys on shipping off
the coast of what will eventually become North Carolina. Royce takes
exception to his captain’s brutal tactics and constantly questions orders.
The captain eventually gets tired of his insubordination and sets Royce
adrift in a dingy.
Royce makes his way to the mainland, where he wanders from settlement
to settlement, taking whatever work he can find.
New England - Upon arriving in Salem, Royce learns that a woman named
Lillian Talbot has recently been convicted of witchcraft and burned at
the stake. Even though she’s been buried in an unmarked grave, Royce
becomes determined to find it.
Royce finds the grave when he senses the presence of a fellow Immortal
within. Marking the location, he returns after dark and digs Lily out.
He steals a small boat, and the two of them escape into the Massachusetts
Bay. Royce takes Lily into hiding and teaches her the game.
The two travel together for several months before Lily grows tired of
Royce’s behavior and strikes out on her own.
1693 – 1775
Various identities in the colonies. During this time Royce gets into
horse racing, and often works as a jockey.
Royce works as a courier for the Continental Army, picking up intel
gathered by various spies and selling it to the colonials. One of his
contacts is Lily, who’s seduced a pre-Immortal British officer named
Martin Dobbes. The British eventually trace the leak back to Dobbes and
he’s executed for treason. Royce and Lily manage to escape and travel
to Europe, but eventually part ways again.
Royce returns to the U.S., where he opens a tavern in Boston.
Royce and Lily travel to San Francisco to avoid the war between the Union
and the Confederacy. Lily opts to remain in the city, while Royce chooses
to explore the frontier territories.
Royce eventually grows disgusted with the way America is developing and
returns to Europe.
1870 – 1900
Various identities in Europe.
1912 – Ireland
Royce reunites with Lily and her lover Regina Dempsey. The three Immortals
had planned to travel to America together aboard the Titanic, but Royce
loses his ticket in a poker game only minutes before the ship sails.
Royce remains in Europe, and gets involved in auto racing for the first time.
1920 – England
Royce gets a job driving for a racing team owned by the Harrow family.
Lady Penelope seduces him, and Royce gives in to temptation. Her
husband eventually catches them together and fires Royce.
Royce serves on the tramp freighter SS Venture. When the crew begins to
notice he’s not aging, he leaves the ship.
1955 – Roswell, New Mexico
Royce is merely passing through town when he meets a young pre-Immortal
waitress named Holly Barnes. Royce gets a job as a mechanic in order to
keep an eye on her, and rents a small house outside of town. He
befriends Holly, and soon discovers that her husband Ray is abusing her.
One night Holly shows up on Royce’s doorstep after running away from
Ray. While Royce is comforting her, Ray shows up and kills them both in
a drunken rage. After reviving, the two Immortals flee town.
Royce and Holly settle in L.A., where she finds work as a waitress.
Royce trains her and helps her get back on her feet but she and Royce are
never more than friends. Holly eventually opens her own restaurant.
Lily and Royce form a rock band they name “Alleycat.” Royce plays bass,
while Lily is the lead singer. The band does well, but never becomes
a household name. Lily and Royce remain in the band as long as they
dare before faking their deaths and changing identities again.
Royce gets involved in the L.A. street racing scene, initially working
with fellow Immortal Samson Calhoun. Royce eventually discovers that
Calhoun is involved with Columbian drug cartels, and tries to dissolve
Calhoun kidnaps Royce’s mortal lover, an exotic dancer named Harmony
Braswell, and uses her as bait to lure Royce to secluded location.
Royce manages to take Calhoun’s head, though only just barely.
Royce and Harmony decide to move to Oahu, where they open a beach-side
Harmony falls victim to the plague and Royce spends several days nursing
her before her death. After laying her to rest, Royce spends time
searching the islands for survivors. Several days later, Royce and
several others set out for the mainland aboard a battered old freighter
Driven by their dreams, some of the Damocles crew travel to Nebraska/Boulder
after the ship arrives at the ruins of L.A. Others head for Vegas. Royce
had never had any of the visions, and traveled to Vegas simply because it
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