Neferet Mears, née
Harkness, then Strode through adoption. Dahlia officially changed her first name for Neferet in 2016.Place of birth :
A small unidentified town in Massachusetts, USA.Birth date :
Oct 31, 1977.Known aliases :
Dahlia Darkness (Darkness was the last name of her family during 17th century then later changed into "Harkness"), Dahlia the Whore, The Dark Witch, Madame de Harkness, Plaisir de la Queue
American citizen, naturalized Rogue Islaes citizen, then naturalized egyptian citizen.Identity :
Publicly known. Most people don't believe Dahlia is a witch.Legal and marital status :
Married, with a criminal record.Known family :
Abigail Harkness (mother, decease), Sybill Harkness (ancestor, deceased), Mr and Mrs Strode (adoptive parents, first names unknown, deceased), Martya Xvar (son), Lilyandra Mears (daughter), Jason Mears ("Centurion", first husband, deceased), Thomas Mears ("Centurion II", second husband), Gueby, Kem-ur, Qeb (brothers-in-law), Merour (nephew), Allada (niece), many others minotaur children.Group Membership :
Cult of Kephrys, New Nile Empire, New Egyptian Church.Height :
175 cm (5'9")Weight :
58 kg (127 lbs
Green, white while using magic. Can vary due to the use of colored contact lenses.Hair :
Dahlia is a stunningly beautiful, yet troubled and influencable young woman descending from a long line of witches from Massachusetts. Unaware of this legacy, she lived in a loving foster family until she discovered the truth in her late teen years, and then decided to learn more about this atavism. Not completely evil at heart, she's nonetheless a twisted and perverse woman who turned to the darkest of magic to more easily achieve her egoistic goals, mostly because there was nobody to guide her through a more vertuous path. As an adult, she's a corrupted and gorgeous sorceress dealing with Black Arts and extraplanar dark energy summoning.
To ensure the success of her projects, she looked for allies and periodically associated with Arachnos, with satanists, and other evil wizards like her, but loyalty and teamwork are not the strong suit of Dahlia, and she always ended a loner. She fjnally migrated to the Rogue Isles where she continued her criminal life and also started a career of escort girl and upper-class prostitute, a highly successful and profitable second job due to her beauty and charming powers, her sulfurous reputation as a supervillain adding an appreciated "exotic" thrill.
In 2012, her life took a new turn when she fortuitously got involved in the death of the Demon Prince Samael. She somehow absorbed a part of his essence, which rose her from the mildly-above-medium magic-user she was to a far superior rank. Despite this power upgrade, it did no good to Dahlia as she began to draw attention from the whole occult world, seeking to tear those remnants off her for their own use, most likely killing her in the process, and Dahlia proved to be not that
powerful to handle this flood of new enemies. Tracked and in constant danger, she begged for assistance to the only people she knew that she never betrayed and could turn to : the heroes who destroyed Samael.
Among them was Kem-ur who agreed to trade his protection for favors from the beautiful witch. The two of them promptly started a short-lived affair, and Kem-ur introduced Dahlia to his mother Kephrys. The goddess soon subjugated the young theurgist and initiated her to her cult. The impressionable woman quickly became one of Kephrys priestesses, taking the new name of Neferet.Personality
Neferet was already a whore way before becoming a villain, and now that her mind has been altered many times to fit Kephrys needs, she's one of the most degenerated dwellers of New Memphis. Her lust for obscene pleasures and depravity borders insanity.
Fact is she harbors a psychopathic behavior and even signs of psychotic disorders that might be related to years of psychic enslavement and several brainwashing attempts made to alter her thoughts and memories.Powers
A natural-born sorceress, Neferet was endowed from birth with predispositions for magic she honed through study. Her powers mostly focus on the summoning of the Netherworld's dark energies, to strengthen, regenerate or corrupt bodies and souls, and to create constructs of darkness.Paraphernalia
Neferet sometimes wears the Robe of Shemal, the replica of Samael's clerical clothes when the Demon Prince maintained the identity of the god Shemal in ancient Syria. This garment woven from demons and human skins can be used as a focus to a spellcaster wearing it.Miscellaneous
- Hedge Magic : Neferet is a skilled ritualist, be it black or white magic, and a decent magical devices crafter. Kephrys also initiated her to tantric magic, and Neferet is by now a expert on the matter.
- Obsessive : Neferet psychopathic mindset and charm allow her to easily manipulate healthier people around her.
- Unholy Youth : While more than sixty years old, Neferet remains healthy, young and fresh despite aging, years of physical and mental abuses, rapes, multiple traumatizing pregnancies and several insanity-inducing events in her life. This is partly due to black magic restorative rituals, and partly to the use of advanced rejuvenating technology.