Name: Jasper Hawk
Appearance: Jasper is quite tall, standing in at exactly six feet. His skin is fairly pale and he has the body of an athlete. Rebellious to the era, Jasper maybe gets a haircut twice a year or so. Thus his black hair is generally shaggy and messy, which depending on the situation he may pull back into a small ponytail. He does however take more care of his sideburns and beard which he keeps fairly short. Just beside his right eye, his eyes being a bright blue, Jasper has a scar angled down toward his ear that is no longer then the length of a little finger. How he got that scar remains a mystery to all, as Jasper refuses to tell the tale.
Jasper dresses for the weather, and since he is most often up in Northern Canada all that you may see of him is his knee-length caribou parka, with the furry hood pulled up tightly around his head. He wears special trousers made with seal fur lining. His boots are also fur lined to keep him warm. Underneath his parka, Jasper wears a cotton shirt. When in a warmer environment, Jasper will obviously shed the fur lined clothes in favor of more suitable attire. Simply wearing trouser and a cotton shirt with a wool waistcoat, Jasper will occasionally wear his worn out frock coat, but not too often. He wears black leather boots with a good amount of buckles to them, hiding a small knife in his right boot. In addition to the knife on his boot, Jasper will carry with him his father’s old dirk and a musket for protection in the north.
Personality: Jasper can be a sly person at heart. Always looking out for what’s best for him, Jasper isn’t the most loyal person. So don’t be too surprised when you find a knife in your back, and that may not necessarily be metaphorically speaking. He can be charming at times, and know how to behave properly and sophisticated. Just because he knows how though, doesn’t mean he chooses too. Jasper often doesn’t care about the judgment others pass on him and can often be found at the closest pub once the day is done. When put under pressure Jasper can be a resourceful person, a skill that has come in handy when facing the bitter cold of Northern Canada. Jasper has a natural talent for mathematics, often having been pushed by his parents to exploit his talent. He however chooses not to, only using it when he needs to, which is mostly with making money.
History: Apparently born to an English father and a Canadian mother, Jasper never knew who his parents really were. Orphaned at a young age, Jasper grew up in on the streets of Toronto for most of his life. At the time of his parent’s death, Jasper was an only child five years of age. With no living family residing in Canada, Jasper was taken in by a seemingly kind man that had claimed to know the family. This man, George Smith, however ran a den of pickpockets. Once he was a little older, Jasper was taught the art of thievery and had to work if he wished to continue living under George’s roof. Beforehand, Jasper had just merely screened the area while the other children pickpocketed unknowing targets. But now that he was trained by George, at the age of ten Jasper had become a pickpocket himself. He quickly made a name for himself, becoming one of George’s best thieves and often would lead the group of young boys.
In Jasper’s fifteenth year, George, who was an old man to begin with, had become quite ill over the winter and so had passed the reins of leading the boys to Jasper. While George still owned the house and made his tenants pay-up to continue living there, Jasper ran all the shots as to who would be targeted or where he would send the boys. He continued running George’s den of thieves right up until his eighteenth birthday. On the night of his birthday, Jasper was caught by the police while on a burglary job of some rich family. Having faced several jail sentences in before, Jasper was fortunate enough to avoid a hanging but instead was transported up north as punishment.
Fresh off the streets of Toronto and with nothing but the clothes on his back, Jasper said good bye to the warm summers and moved up to a small northern community. Up north he was assigned to a team of explorers, and was told if he was caught stealing anything he would face certain death. During the expeditions, Jasper learned some basic survival skills and straightened out for the most part. Over the better part of a year, Jasper had slowly earned the respect of the other men on his team and was eventually treated as an equal among the men instead of “that thief from the south”.
Currently Jasper still lives up north with relatively the same team of men exploring the northern boundaries of Canada. He has occasionally returned to his thieving habits, but only does so he claims when it comes to a matter of survival. Having made a decent amount of money for himself, when Jasper was twenty he bought himself a Siberian husky, Aurora, who has joined the team’s dog sled team. Aurora is a loyal companion, and is very protective of Jasper, rarely ever leaving his side.
Here we are. I'm a little iffy on his history though, so I'll gladly change it if there's anything wrong with it.