Desmond "Desire" Troy's Questionnaire

1. What town or city do you live in? Why do you live there instead of anywhere else? Describe your home.

Link Answered before Desmond "Desire" Troy's first Contract.

Desmond Troy lives in Globe, Arizona. He lives there because it has many forests and mountainous regions which can be used to secure a secluded base of operations if the need arises. More importantly, it is a mining town, meaning that there are probably many caves and other similar underground formations that can be used for the same purpose. Also, it was one of the only places he could move to from his last place while still technically making progress in his hunt to find a powerful figure to serve in their great ambitions.

His home is a cheaper place in a less than desirable neighborhood with even less desirable neighbors. Less than desirable because there are no intense personalities one way or the other. Everyone seems to ignore each other, for the most part. 

It really does fucking suck. If only there were some easy way to find especially powerful people with great ambitions these days. And ones that are willing to accept the services of someone like him...

2. How do you get your money right now? What do you spend it on?

Link Answered before Desmond "Desire" Troy's first Contract.

Desmond gets his money right now by working as a tattoo artist in an underground tattoo parlor, fairly under the radar, but also popular enough to actually get business. Other than that, he looks for posts online near him that are offering money for physically-challenging odd jobs, one of the most common being helping people move furniture in and out of places. 

He spends it on maintaining his home's functionality as a place he can sleep without having to worry about anyone just fucking walking in, as well as on acquiring the information and/or physical assistance of people offering occult paraphernalia or other services. He also tries to save up for the day when he may need to move, although this is almost 100% paranoia at work, and not because of anything he is doing being particularly dangerous or illegal. 

3. Describe your Ambition. What are you striving for? How far would you go to achieve this? Would you kill for it? How close to death would you come for it?

Link Answered before Desmond "Desire" Troy's first Contract.

Desmond's Ambition, or Desire...if you will, is to fulfill the will of someone more ambitious than him. He has accepted long ago that he doesn't have what it takes to stand on top. But he has found himself becoming more and more ambitious and hungry for power. If he were to find someone more ambitious and ruthless than him, then he would do his best to find a way to serve under them as their right hand. He will accept no more and no less.

He would kill and risk death for this cause, although if his current Overlord is deemed too limp-wristed, then he would not yet be willing to die for them. If he meets a particularly strong individual with incredible potential, he might try to train them to become better in whatever aspects they may be lacking. 

They must be ruthless. They must be ambitious. And they must. Be. Supreme.

4. What was the most defining event of your life (before signing The Contract), and how did it change you?

Link Answered before Desmond "Desire" Troy's first Contract.

The most defining moment in Desmond's life has to be right before he stood before the mirror for the first time after his ritual to become a homunculus.

Those tense few moments right before discovering what he had become were there only to satisfy a strange curiosity. Usually his reasoning for such a thing would be purely to know if he has become a monster or something obviously hindering to his plans, but strangely enough, he felt pulled in by his first instinct. His first "Desire". 

What appeared before him was a completely different man. He appeared the same as the last who stood before the mirror, but there was most certainly a different beast behind those eyes.

Speaking of eyes, his had become a radiating green, with incredibly small formations inside them, akin to the ritualistic symbols he had to draw into the ritual itself. 

But more importantly, he could see a burning Ambition hiding among those eyes, and a staggering new confidence within his posture. He looked no different, but his resting facial expression was now slightly a sense. It was no longer the slightly grumpy and awkward face from before, but one of confidence and a cold simmering hatred and Desire. 

Above all else, he could feel himself changed from it as well. His previously weak ambitions but intense curiosity and desperation...were replaced by a painfully massive want- no, need to fulfill the desires of both himself...and another. To serve nobody...but one. To greedily take the world for himself.

This was Desire.

5. Name and briefly describe three people in your life. One must be the person you are closest to.

Link Answered before Desmond "Desire" Troy's first Contract.

Amanda Capulet is a self-proclaimed "alternative" girl who hangs around the tattoo parlor when she's off work to talk with her friends. She has decided that Desmond is one of those, since he gave her a tattoo. She has pale skin, blue and black hair, and is around 5'5". She likes to talk about what she likes and dislikes (mostly things she dislikes) about her work, the government, and other current events. Desmond doesn't particularly like her all that much, but he has found himself forming a silent respect for her consistent hatred and ambition for the world. He just wishes she would act on it more. She would stick her head out there for Desmond in a social situation, but she isn't really as bold as she claims.

Nathan Stone is a 31-year-old Caucasian man and fellow tattoo artist, and the owner of the tattoo parlor Desmond works at, called "WickedInc Tattoos". He is a bold man, but not one that goes out of his way to prove it. He is very casual when he's not trying to get something done, but flips a switch when he is, which Desmond has thoroughly gotten used to. He has a professional trust in Desmond that he'll do his job and do no more and no less, but he also has a smoldering curiosity for his personal life, although he hasn't tried all too hard to learn. Desmond highly respects the man and finds him to be slightly intimidating, as he is both smart and has been heard to be an ex-con. Nathan is a curious man, but a well-controlled man now that he has grown into himself. He and Desmond get along quite well, both seeming to be able to read the other quite well, despite their conversations almost always being brief.

Elroy King is a cold-blooded "street merchant" as he calls himself. He has dark skin, no hair, and wears simple but stylish clothing. He and Desmond get along very well, the two sharing stories of all the things they want and hate about the world, bonding over their cumulative desire. They both talk about changing the world in every which way, and Elroy has started to realize Desmond isn't kidding. Elroy has never once tried telling Desmond to give up those dreams he has or to even think rationally. He has actually done the opposite, encouraging the behavior in some strange attempt to have Desmond succeed for the both of them. Elroy is about average when it comes to intelligence, but he is a wise man for his age. He will do everything he can to help Desmond, as deep down, he feels that even if he doesn't succeed in his goals, he will sure as hell bring change, and that's the one big thing this country needs.