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Private Magnus, Dr. Helen Magnus

Discussion in 'Misty Hollow' started by Helen Magnus, Dec 26, 2017.

  1. Helen Magnus

    Helen Magnus Sanctuary

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    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Doctor, Scientist, Badass
    Location:
    Pandora Town
    Race:
    Abnormal
    Age:
    272
    Alignment:
    Lawful Good
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    December 22nd, Year 7
    There was a limit to how much time Helen could tolerate being in one place, back in her own world she was hoping to new countries every few weeks. She had been stuck in one city for a month now. Pandora was going to make her go a bit stir crazy she felt if it didn't expand a few continents but hopefully for the next 20 or so years the few places that were here would keep her occupied. If they were stuck here that long. Besides, the holidays were coming up and they never failed to make her miserable since her daughter had died. Any amount of satisfying her curiosity and keeping her from thinking about Ashley was a saving grace in her books. Misty Hollow seemed to be just the sort of place Helen could find the curious. The whole town had to be protected by a magical barrier just to keep the evil spirits out. Helen didn't know about spirits just yet but she knew well enough about abnormals and if it was a hot spot of bizarre activity it was a hot spot for abnormals.

    It was a quick trip using the fast travel mirrors, in fact it was rather nice since Helen could just spend the weekend here in town and be back in Pandora Town by Monday for work and of course, Christmas. She had to give Nikola her gift for the holidays, she was all she had here in Pandora and damn if she continued their long drawn out dance of flirtation and betrayal. She couldn't control Nikola stabbing her in the back again at some point or even ripping out her throat but she could take the higher road and refuse to hurt him this time. They were doing so well too, getting along less like cats and dogs and more like two civilized friends who had adored each other once upon a time. As Helen walked through the chilly streets she kept an eye out for a few of the local kids building a snowman, it never failed, more so around the holidays to make her miss Ashley more and more. A constant haunting ghost, a force that despite being over 100 years for her now still stung like a hot iron through her heart.

    There was a local bar or pub as she would have called it back in London. Walking up to it she took a quick glance inside, not many people inside on a Friday afternoon. Opening the door she walked inside, unzipping her black leather jacket and slipping it off her lithe shoulders before walking up to the bar and in that classical elegant old Victorian English accent placed her typical sort of order. "Would you happen to have a cup of tea?" Oh Helen, Dr. Helen Patricia Magnus, you couldn't have been any more English had you followed it with 'god save the Queen.' The bartender answered her with a rather quick response of no. Ah, of course not, this wasn't a diner, this was a bar. Finding a decent cup of tea could be a devil anyways. "I'll take a glass of Sauvignon blanc or Moscato depending on your selection." Nikola was a fan of the red wine, Helen was more keen on the white. She wouldn't snub her nose to either if the vintage was right. Of course in a small town her choice of a nice white wine wouldn't go unnoticed. Helen just couldn't bring herself to sample a stout ale unless she was in the UK.

    With her glass of wine she nodded her head at the bartender and took a sip just to taste it, not the best, but it wasn't the worst either. "Thank you." Even if she was pretty certain the wine was neither sauvignon blanc or moscato at least it was white so they had that much going for them. Helen took a seat at the bar, resting her jacket over the back of the stool and sitting down with her legs crossed and back straight. No matter how many years you put between her and the Victorian era, that time of stiff corsets and ruffled dresses Helen would never recover or regain the ability to just slouch. In fact, she may likely have never slouched in her life considering her social status. She would have looked more at place in a fancy party with socialites rather than a small town bar but Helen never fit in anywhere. Where could a 272 year old doctor, scientist, and highly trained field agent fit in anyways?



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  2. Chief Jim Hopper

    Chief Jim Hopper Stranger Things

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    Location:
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    Age:
    Late 30s
    Alignment:
    Neutral Good
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    After a long day at work, it was time to hit the bar before going home. His routine in Pandora wasn't nearly as destructive as it had been in Hawkins. Oh no, with Eleven around, he wasn't about to let himself become a drunk mess again. This place was too dangerous for that. The bar was the only place he trusted, really, but even that he was on guard. At least when people are drunk, they had a tendency to be more honest. Most folks who hung at the bar in Pandora were either mourning family or just trying to find a good time in all this chaos. That wasn't too much to ask, right? It seemed that no matter where people came from, drinking had a way of helping people no matter what they're species. (He'd gone drinking with a raccoon so by now he was pretty sure some things were just universal).

    He'd gotten to leave a little early today, which was nice. Things were wrapping up with Christmas approaching. Fortunately everything was finally settling down. The Snow Ball dance had been a success and he'd gotten many thanks for suggesting the idea. It had been a nice break from the usual worrying. However, once he'd returned to work the following day, a staff meeting had been called about defenders being taken from Pandora. Hopper himself had been noticing the thinning out of the force since the fae threat. Either they were deserting or disappearing, it didn't matter. And with winter coming, they needed people. Haldir had been absent for a while too, which only left more questions unanswered. It felt like Hopper never got to spend time with El anymore with how busy he had become and how tired he felt. Still, there was work to be done and the defenders needed him. He just hoped once they recruited more people he could lay off a bit. Hopper deserved a break.

    He was finishing up his second beer. The first one he hadn't even noticed, there was so much on his mind. It was around that time that a newcomer entered the bar. Hopper knew this because at this point, everyone knew him and he knew everyone. Misty Hollow seemed big, but there was a pretty steady group of people who had been hanging around. He happened to overhear her talking to the bartender, asking for some kind of fancy wine or a cup of tea. It was hard to not laugh out loud since she seemed to be serious. Did this look like some kind of ritzy place? Either she was from Pandora Town, since that was the only place in Pandora that could possibly have either of those at a bar, or she was fresh to the world. Hopper's companion looked in her direction too, a grin on his face.

    "Nice talking to you again, Phil," Hopper said, patting him on the back. "But I gotta play Officer Friendly for a little bit and welcome the new gal."

    "Alright, takecare," the other said, giving him one of those knowing looks before turning to someone next to him.

    Taking his half finished beer with him, Hopper walked over, a small on his face. He was still in his defenders uniform, but had taken his hat off. (After all it was impolite someone from the 1800s had decided or something). Approaching the woman, he said, "I couldn't help but overhear you were looking for tea. You could probably find some at the grocery store, but you're not gunna find it here."

    "Figure you're new and would say hello. I'm officer Hopper, but you can call me Jim." He extended a hand.
     
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  3. Helen Magnus

    Helen Magnus Sanctuary

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    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Doctor, Scientist, Badass
    Location:
    Pandora Town
    Race:
    Abnormal
    Age:
    272
    Alignment:
    Lawful Good
    Directory:
    link


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    December 22nd, Year 7
    At least Helen was able to get a hold of a nice glass of white wine, it wasn't the best but she could drink it. Sitting there with her legs crossed Helen looked exactly how one would expect of some high class heiress but without a lot of the downfalls like an ego or attitude. How had Helen avoided arrogance and an ego? Simple, she was as sensible as she was brilliant. Nobody trusted, loved, or even followed someone they couldn't love. Someone they felt didn't care about them. There was that certain something about Helen that made her give twice as much as she got from others. Who were you but the people behind you? listening to someone approach her from behind Helen spun around on the bar stood and took another sip of her wine, a pleasant smile on her face.

    "Oh, that is quite alright, a little wine never harmed anyone, besides I find most tea at stores aren't as strong as I am used to." Helen was English, she liked her tea black. It had to be something worth drinking, something to wake you up and give you a boost through your day. A lot of people preferred white and green teas and though Helen would drink them if she was in the mood a proper black tea was always her go to. Helen took his hand and shook it firmly, the sort of proper and good hand shake one would expect from a political figure. "Dr. Helen Magnus." She replied with that lovely lyrical English accent. "A pleasure to make your acquaintance Officer Hopper, I'm sorry, Jim." Helen had a little pact to always call people by their preferred names or titles. "You can call me Helen."

    Since they were on a first name basis it was only fair. "I've come in from Pandora Town for a few days. Inspecting some of your mysterious sightings and events that have unfolded around here. They peaked my curiosity as a scientists who specializes in the strange and unusual. I figured what better place than the local watering hole to find a few leads and what do you know fate graced me with luck. As an officer in Misty Hollow you must have a grand array of tales to share about this place." There was almost a musical way in which Helen spoke, not only in her accent but the words she picked, they way she changed her tone. One might have figured Helen was the sort of person who could belt an amazing tune even if she would inform you that it was wrong to assume so.




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  4. Chief Jim Hopper

    Chief Jim Hopper Stranger Things

    Posts:
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    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
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    Location:
    Misty Hollow
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    Late 30s
    Alignment:
    Neutral Good
    Directory:
    link
    Well this woman was all kinds of classy. It showed all the subtle ways that women had. Their manners, the way they'd comb their hair, their poise, their outfit....Hell, even her accent screamed proper. Hopper was introducing himself to a high society type of woman, though minus the arrogance. That was something Hopper had always hated was the chicks who would think they were too good for everyone else because of their fancy shmancy lifestyle. No, this woman didn't appear to have any of that in her, at least not from what he could tell. Their handshake was steady and sincere, a good start. Something about her told him that this was a woman who could handle herself no matter if she was in another dimension or not. He liked it. She seemed to be confident, which stood out in a place where so many had lost their way coming to this new world.

    "Nice to meet you too, Helen," Hopper echoed back with a smile. "I'm not much of a wine guy myself." Helen was pretty too and looked closer to his age than most of the people showing up around here. She wasn't a firecracker like Emma had been, but definitely had a spark going for her.

    He pulled up a seat next to her clasping his hands together. "Well, you came to the right place. Misty Hollow sees plenty of action. As for what you'll see here, take your pick." Leaning back, he counted on his fingers. "I've seen ghosts, demogorgons, killer tree monsters, faeries, elves...Anything you have in mind, there's a chance I've seen it. I have to say, though, Pandora keeps the surprises coming."
     
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  5. Helen Magnus

    Helen Magnus Sanctuary

    Posts:
    248
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Doctor, Scientist, Badass
    Location:
    Pandora Town
    Race:
    Abnormal
    Age:
    272
    Alignment:
    Lawful Good
    Directory:
    link


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    December 22nd, Year 7
    She gave a nod of her head, not everyone could appreciate wine, Tesla certainly did. He enjoyed wine for everyone. "Nothing wrong with that, I've never been a fan of coffee myself." Helen's nose crunched up when she said the word. She had told Will once before that she had standards. Helen never had to hold the highest standards for everything. Coffee on the other hand was far bellow all of her standards. "I was hoping you would say that." She didn't seem like the sort bother by the strange and unusual. He had brought up everything he had seen, though most of them sounded familiar and even Helen had seen various forms of each she didn't know so much about the Demigorgon. "Surprises is my line of work along with the impossible to believe. You could consider me a bit of a scientist who specializes in the unusual. Granted it's a lot more common knowledge here unlike my own world. A large part of my job is keeping it a secret."

    Taking another sip of her wine she crossed her legs and set her glass down. "The only thing I haven't heard of is a demigorgon. They aren't in Pandora are they?" She asked tilting her head to the side a little, blue eyes alive with that curious and childlike spark she got when discovering a new abnormal. Of course it was usually cut short when the new abnormal tried to chew off her arm or take out a member of her team. It was clear that Hopper had been in Pandora longer than she had been though. His insight would be valuable to her, especially considering she wanted to go outside the barrier and into the forest. "You know." She shifted in her seat a little and moved forward closer to him. "I was thinking about heading out into the forest just outside the barrier. Perhaps you can give me some pointers on traversing around there. I've been told with great detail that it can be a little dangerous. Not that danger has ever given me too much trouble."