RILEY SLOVAKIS (belongs to beyondsociety)
BS: Riley is the lord and master of Lost Souls’s kitchens, and Serena’s big fluffy puppy. A werewolf who was kicked out of multiple packs, he picked up a job at Lost Souls about two decades ago, and he’s been a constant fixture ever since. Having recently found himself with a real family by way of Serena and Kal (both of whom he loves with all his heart and will protect with this life), Riley’s mellowed out a lot, but he still loves jerking Leland around and teasing Soto just as much as everyone else.
LB: Incidentally, yeah, Riley’s a lot older than he looks, but this is a supernatural RP, what’s new. Riley is one of about, oh, four truly morally good characters in this RP, and also the dependable, sort of normal type - which is a good thing for Serena, who’s definitely had enough of exciting men. He’s also the best cook in the game, and Burton’s best friend. Probably the most unexciting werewolf you’ll ever meet, which is why we like him.
SERENA BELMONT (played by me)
LB: Serena’s a puck, on the low end of the fae caste system, which I’ll go into later, but that’s mainly been the least of her problems in life. The main one was Kal’s father, Tilyon Serenya (she did marry him but fae are matriarchal so she was never going to be Serena Serenya). Tilyon was extremely violent, even more so after the divorce, and she spent several years running from pillar to post in fear of her life, until he wrecked the Lost Souls looking for her and Kal and ended up being jailed. She’s nominally a bar singer with a number of low-paying side jobs, but lately Jenny got her a much better job in the library daycare. She’s still always looking over her shoulder and breaks up with Riley every few months, but life is getting better for Serena.
BS: Serena is lovely, and I’m so happy that she and Riley finally came together as a couple; she deserves it so much. She’s been through a lot of shit, and no one deserves a cuddle-puppy like Riley more than her. I admire her for being able to get through everything with Tilyon, and even more for making her life work again afterwards. I’m happy for her.
KALTOR BELMONT (played by me)
LB: Serena’s son. He’s about the equivalent of four, and since he’s a puck, is the fastest toddler around. The fastest flying toddler. Luckily the adults around him all love him and some of them are even fast enough to keep up. He recently started calling Riley ‘daddy’, which made his life, basically. Oh, and the ratty pink bunny is called Elkie for no reason anyone can work out but may have something to do with an old flatmate of Serena’s.
BS: Kal is just adorable. A lot of Riley and Leland’s gushing about him comes from me, I won’t lie. He’s such a sweet little kid, and the way he acts with everyone in the bar is just great. He and Elkie are the best unofficial mascots a bar could ask for.