Age in the Inferno + Age at Death: 31
Age at Death: 30
Appearance: 6'2 & 280 lbs. Facial features of a Mongoloid Siberian with tanned skin. Shaved head, but sometimes his black hair is allowed to grow short. Heavily muscled with a layer of fat.
Scars all over body, accumulated throughout lifetime:
+a Russian Orthodox cross running from his chest to waist
+two running down the neck in either side of the throat
+two running down the front and inner side of either forearm
+two running on the outwards and inner portion of calf
+across both wrists
+bullet holes in both hands and feet.
+sigil of Hasmodel & Hasmodai on back.
Who are you enslaved to: (Still looking for takers)
Do you have any specific qualities that make you stand out: Torop has incredible analysis and strategy-forming skills. He is a very logical and reasonable man, but his life has made him ruthless. He has a very strong sense of loyalty, and can get along with most any individual so long as they do not interfere with his goals.
What is your job as a slave: Gladiator, mostly for underground fighting rings. Occasional carrying out of "dirty work" when it comes to dealing with other humans.
Bio: Semyon Torop was born in South San Jose, California, to Mongolian parents. He was one of twins, the other being Sergei. The Torops have had ties spanning generations to Solntsevskaya Batva since their days in Moscow. At age 5, Sergei was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and was institutionalized at age 6. At age 6, Semyon began having nightmares of being lost in other worlds. Eventually, these nightmares occurred every night. Not wanting to end up like Sergei, Semyon kept these thoughts to himself. At age 9, Semyon began hearing voices in his head. It caused problems until he just began ignoring them. They didn't form comprehensible words, but they invaded his thoughts. They tried pushing him away from Church, his family, and friends. It seemed they were fighting for Semyon's sanity, but Semyon kept these to himself, as well. It became problematic in school, but he was still able to perform to satisfactory levels.
At age 14, Semyon's uncle recruited him into the family business. Living in a low-income neighborhood and going to a school known for gang violence allowed him to move cocaine easily through the system. Of course, this came with its own share of violence. Semyon began his own "crew" and ran the majority of the cocaine game. He formed pacts with other Russians at his school against the Vietnamese, Filipinos, and Mexicans which comprised the majority of the area. He flourished both in school and in the streets. He began learning leadership from his father, who's ways directed Semyon to lead through sheer force. Instead of having his associates go forth and do all his intimidation, he himself would go out and beat down those who opposed him. Though he was not the most known dealer in the area, he was the most feared.
At age 19, Semyon chose not to pursue a University degree even though he graduated with straight A's and high honors. He'd rather do research on his own time and continue with the family business. At this time, he had accumulated enough money for his family to fly back to Moscow. The Torop dynasty holds a cluster of heavily guarded estates close to the capital. Semyon's "untouchable" attitude back in the States transfered to Moscow, where he worked directly with Solntsevskaya and walked the streets himself. He worked with passion and discipline, keeping loyalty to Solntsevskaya and his family.
After a night of drinking, Semyon hopped into a cab heading home. The driver recognized him and headed off to a Moscow slum. Here, they tried him up in his inebriated state and attempted to hold him for ransom. After much deliberation among them, they concluded that they would all surely be dead if they were to reveal that they had kidnapped him. Instead, they decided to rob him and kill him in a fashion mimicking a rival family execution. They carved the Orthodox cross into his chest, and left a number of other scars across his body. Left to die in the middle of an abandoned, windowless apartment building, Semyon's nightmare was as real as ever. He had a vision of him approaching an altar, and behind it standing what looked like a tall curly-haired blonde with broken eagle's wings. In a voice that translated directly to his head, the figure said "Not yet." The man impossibly led two struggling bulls to the altar with his bare hands and executed them. Upon this sight, Semyon snapped into consciousness and found his wounds had healed, but they had left clear scars upon him. None of them gave off any pain, except for that on his back. He walked home unbothered, and nobody dared inquire about why this 19-year old boy possessed the scars of a dead man.
From that point on, Semyon had no more nightmares, and heard no more voices. He felt more in control as ever, and his choice to take on riskier tasks was a clear demonstration of his new freedom. As he grew, he killed Catholic bishops and local politicians across Europe whose work threatened the business of his family's puppet gangs. He showed no mercy when killing off families, rationalizing that it was necessary to drive his point across. He terrorized the Baltic states to distract from his own misdoings in the region, and was dubbed by the Holy See the "Venator". He indulged in vices, often soliciting prostitutes, taking out his anger on inferiors, and relying in the power of money. At age 30, a new Patriarch of Constantinople was to be chosen. Among the candidates was one who showed favor towards the lesser crime families of Moscow, often carrying out talks in an attempt to create peace between them and the community. It was suggested that this man be killed to make way for the running 2nd, who the Solntsevskaya had bribed under the table. On a train taking him to Keiv, where this candidate was visiting, Semyon was quietly assassinated. Possibly by a passer-by in the aisle, it was done in such a manner where no one else in the cab took notice.
Upon his arrival in Hell, Semyon was dragged into the household of Avachiel, known as "The Inquisitor". Avachiel was the blonde from Semyon's near-death experience, and in all his boldness, Semyon demanded an explanation to the vision rather than one on his new environment. Avachiel had sacrificed Hell's "Twin Bulls", Hasmodel & Hasmodai, to give new life to Semyon. His success was attributed to the new power he gained from the offering of these two. However, sacrifice also signified a deal Avachiel made with a higher power. Upon Semyon's next death, Avachiel was to enter the realm of the living in Semyon's body. Before his departure, Avachiel divulged many secrets as to Semyon's new capabilities in Hell. Then he, sold him off into the slave network, gave Semyon the money, and departed for the living. For the next year, Semyon would go undefeated in underground slave fights. He has yet to be purchased: those who can only afford human slaves do not want him due to his power, and those who can afford demon slaves do not wish to purchase a human. He is often introduced as the "Venator" in the ring, and his misdeeds on Earth were publicized by Avachiel before his departure. Semyon is slowly gaining notoriety in the slave network.
Other: Semyon's pact allows him to summon the two bulls as extensions of him. Compiled with his own fighting experience, the additions of the bulls take on the form of shadowy wisps that may be manipulated. In the ring, the most common addition he has is that of a giant bull's skull which he wears to cover his head and face.