✞ Virtue; Temperance is defined as moderation or self-restraint, it is typically described in terms of what an individual voluntarily refrains from doing. This includes restraint from retaliation in the form of non-violence and forgiveness, restraint from arrogance in the form of humility and modesty, restraint from excesses such as splurging now in the form of prudence, and restraint from excessive anger or craving for something in the form of calmness and self-control. Temperance has the ability to amplify these traits in mortals. She cannot create them, however she can encourage their growth.
✞ Immortality; as with all Angels, the Grigori possess immortality, age is nothing to them and only special means can kill them.
✞ Angelic Possession; as they do not have their own form, Grigori require a vessel. Permission is always sought before merging with the host.
✞ Teleportation; at the call of a charge, or the requirement of help from a fellow angel, they can teleport from one point to another -Temperance is constantly listening for any of her Grigori siblings should they be out there and need her.
✞ Sedation; able to render a human and some supernatural creatures asleep with a focused touch.
✞ Perception Altering; additionally to their sedation abilities, Grigori can alter perception for a short time, allowing their target to see an altered version of events -often comes in handy when hiding their existence.
✞ Healing; the ability to heal herself, her host and limited ability to heal others of minor wounds.
✞ Invulnerability; can take mortal damage to her human vessel with little damage to herself, although it can and does have an effect on her vessel.
✞ Super Strength; like most angels, she has strength superior to all mortals and superior to some supernatural creatures.
✞ Apporting; can call on her sword from wherever she leaves it.
✞ Angel Sword; rather than an angel dagger, Grigori have an angel sword, each with their true names etched on the blade.
✞ Primodial Entites; God and the Archangels could annihilate Grigori effortlessly, Lucifer could with power, but it is less easy for him as it is for the Archangels.
✞ Angel Banishing sigil; like other angels, the Grigori could be banished by the sigil but not killed.
✞ First Blade; like other angels, the Grigori are vulnerable to the First Blade
✞ Angel Blade; an Angel Blade can also kill or seriously wound a Grigori
✞ Angel Sword; another Angel Sword, or their own, can kill a Grigori if turned on them.
✞ Holy Fire; as with their kin, the Grigori could be trapped by a ring of holy fire
PERSONALITY INFO HERE
At the dawn of mankind a decision was made on high. Humanity was vulnerable, it was delicate, and they needed watching over, guidance. A group of Angels were selected to do these things, a group specially selected for their influences. They were called the Grigori and there were seven of them.
For years the Grigori merged through humanity, extending their influence over the human race, offering them stability within the development of civilisation. Throughout time they dispersed from each other, intersecting only during the large telling times of humanities advancement, during plagues, famines and war, most came forth during times of natural disaster, assisting those survivors to carry forth, aiding volunteers and aid workers in continuing their diligent work.
Temperance found herself mostly around those during times of famine, aiding the will power of those who required resilience to their hunger, Temperance bringing herself to sooth what she could of their suffering and strengthening their resolve. Temperance spent her time, primarily, working against the Hell Knight Abaddon, countering what she could of his influence where possible.
For several centuries, she spent time with Patience in Europe, shortly before the countries started to break apart. The pair of them inhabited an older couple of sisters, living for most of their years in an old Romanian village, out of the way, rumoured to be spinster witches. No harm ever came to them, mostly due to their eternal patience and goodwill.
When the first World War broke out at the beginning of the twentieth century the pair split their ways, looking to see what they could and where they could do it for humanity.
The Great War was brutal, the first major conflict that many of the living generation had seen, pulling humanity down to it's lowest point. For a portion of the battles, Temperance considered attempting to return to Heaven, to call time on her assignment among the humans, for every turn of time seemed only to bring yet more suffering and pain, never truly helping the humans. It truly occurred to her during her time in Mesopotamia, during the Great War, while she had an Indian man as a vessel. Captured during the Siege of Kut, Temperance found that she could not abandon any of the humans there, understanding that a great many would die in captivity, but that she could lessen their suffering minutely.
Following the end of the war, Temperance remained in Anatolia with some of the survivors, assisting in healing from the mistreatment of the war as best she could. By 1930 those she'd known were all passed and her vessel was aching for death. Taking her leave, Temperance sought a new vessel and returned to Europe, seeking her siblings out once more, although she was mostly without luck.
Instead Temperance ended up in France, in a dispute with Beelzebub, the Hell Knight f Pride. After months of back and forth minor attacks or influences, the dispute came to a head with Temperance and Beelzebub facing off. It resulted in the loss of both their vessels, a large portion of Lille being destroyed and Temperance needing time to recuperate in Belgium. When World War 2 broke out, Temperance was still regaining her strength and was limited in her ability to help. Staying in Belgium meant seeing yet more civilians suffering. This time Temperance was able to assist in getting at risk people out and away to safety, part of a chain of people helping families out and away from the Nazi agendas.
Following the end of the second war, Temperance escaped away to America, put off mildly by the extravagance and indulgence of the times, she settled for a while in a small, largely Christian town in what was referred to as the Bible Belt. It didn't last very long, as she quickly understood that there was yet more persecution and seclusion, something she was greatly tired of seeing.
Years spent around Americans just furthered Temperance's desire to go home, her separation from her siblings so deep by then that she wasn't sure which of them were still around and which weren't. In 2013, she found Spencer.
Spencer was a lot like some of Temperance's previous vessel's, she was shy and very self-contained, bordering on hermit. She already displayed a knack for caring, mostly with animals and the planet in general, and Temperance found herself making a new offer, as her vessel at the time still had time to live out a fulfilling life. Spencer took up Temperance's offer and the pair packed up in Arizona, visiting Spencer's siblings before moving towards Seattle, where Temperance has heard there is a larger supernatural community.
Character Name · Character Name Thread summary here.
✯ Temperance is neither the strongest, nor the weakest of her six other sibling Grigori, she settles somewhere steadily in the middle of the heavenly virtues and is quite comfortable in her place there. As with her nature, she does not vie for higher position within her ranks
✯ As the direct opposite of the Knight Abaddon, she is the most effective against his influences of over indulgence, gluttony and excess
✯ The embodiment of self-control, Temperance is exceptionally regulated in moderation; she's been on earth for eons now, since the early days of humanity really, she's very well versed in the human condition, but she holds fast to her core ideologies
✯ That said, she has very little patience when it comes to demons and their ilk, most notably her fallen siblings. The Knights are direct opposites to she and her kin, something that often causes some clashes. She is, obviously, least enamoured with Abaddon
✯ While she considers him 'not her problem', Temperance has a fairly antagonistic past with Beelzebub, primarily due to issues in Lille in the 1940's. She doesn't feel like she should overly concern herself with his business, that's Humility's bag. But he's a problem at times and Temperance can't turn a blind eye
✯ Having departed Heaven so long ago, Temperance's memories of their home are somewhat waning. Vague recollections are all the Grigori truly holds on to, which allows her to fully integrate with humanity as a new home; she can't truly miss what she barely remembers
✯ While she tends to wander, Temperance tries to find a cause to champion where she is, be it small or large, her dedication is always to the humans that need her
✯ Though she always has to request permission to obtain a vessel, Temperance attempts to maintain a balance with that vessel's life so that they are still achieving their dreams
✯ Not a great fan of modern cultural norms; the music, violent games and cringe worthy reality television shows are near shudder inducing for Temperance, she's not sure where the entertainment is
✯ Very rarely exposes herself to humans, only the higher ranking angels and other grigori even know what she is, since she's been thought extinct before
✯ Spencer Kolm, age 28, is a native of Phoenix, Arizona and a bit of a recluse. Has two older sisters, one in California and one in North Carolina; they have fairly regular Skype dates
✯ An animal lover and keen activist for animal welfare, Spencer dedicates time and donates to a lot of animal related charities. Although she understands PETA's overall goal, she disagrees with a lot of their methods
✯ Has a rescue dog called Dawson; she accidentally wandered into a shelter during an adoption drive to clear the cages and ended up taking him home. He's the best accident she ever made and Temperance continues to bestow affection on him regardless
✯ Spends a lot of time on craft products, refining pinterest ideas and posting crafts, DIY ideas and recipes or life hacks to her blogs. Has a very active online presence as opposed to a real life one
✯ Allergic to citrus but has a love of oranges, has learned to moderate what she takes so that she can enjoy the orange zest without putting herself into anaphylactic shock
✯ After losing a close school friend to alcohol addiction, Spencer began helping with AA meetings and attendees, before long she was hosting trips and fundraisers and found herself becoming a sponsor. Temperance keeps up this part of her life
✯ Tries to live clean and healthy with foods and drinks, rarely consumes alcohol and tries to cook
✯ Maintains an active lifestyle blog, crafts vlog, a pinterest crafts page and instagram
✯ Went to college to study sociology and applied media studies, ended up combining them somewhat
✯ Enjoys having Temperance around, although she's aware that the angel may eventually leave, she's in no hurry to take back her body from the Grigori
pb. kristen stewart