Morgan Patience Kendrick
Morgan Kendrick is one of my oldest OCs
-- one I've had for over ten years, her original incarnation
being designed in late 2013. In her original incarnation, Morgan
was the Queen of the Vampire court of North America and was the
daughter of early colonists in Virginia in the late 1600s... A
throughline for Morgan's story is her physical, religious and
sexual abuse at the hands of her father, something that, in
original versions of the character, lead to her loss of faith as
an adult. She married a local pastor at the age of 18 and by the
age of 25, had no surviving children. She was romanced by a
vampire who came to the colony from France, who would be executed
by the beginnings of "The Garnet Court" for the crime
of creating a new vampire without the permission of the Garnet
Court's king, Louis DeFantome.
Morgan was spared and allowed to take her Maker's
place within the court, but experienced abuse and ostracization
by the court for most of her un-life. She would, eventually, head
a revolution, deposing King DeFantome, taking over the Garnet
Court and attempting to "fix" the terrible behavior of
the vampires she ruled...
Since then, Morgan has gone through a
number of changes, the biggest occurring in 2018, when I decided
I didn't want to continue to play someone in that position of
power and responsibility -- and I was uncomfortable with my
character being a part of the early colonization of the Americas.
Morgan then became a Victorian housewife -- most of her backstory
stayed, roughly, the same. Her Maker killed for the crime of
creating her without the permission of the local ruling body, her
father being an abusive POS, her faith in God being lost and etc.,
In 2018, I also played the first modern, mortal version of Morgan,
which is the basis of her current incarnation. I just found that,
as much as I loved her as a vampire, there was something far more
satisfying about her as a human and watching her discover the
supernatural world bit by bit.
Morgan is also the protagonist of my
multi-media webseries, Nocturnal
Creatures, which was previously a paranormal romance novel I
had written a rough draft of. She's one of my absolute favorite
characters of mine, one who I've put a lot of love and effort
into -- and have played in multiple World of Darkness and Vampire:
the Masquerade chronicles. I think that she's honestly one of my
Morgan's Current Incarnations...
Morgan is the eldest daughter of Robert and Mary-Anne
Kendrick -- an aspiring preacher/politician and his wife from
West Virginia. Growing up with five younger sisters, Morgan was
forced into the caregiver role at a young age and due to her
father's religious/political aspirations, she was also forced
into the role of the Perfect Christian Daughter -- and chafed
against both of these roles, unable to fit into them no matter
how hard she tried.
Morgan is a hopeless romantic with dreams of finding The One (or
maybe more than One?). She has precognition and postcognition,
able to get glimpses of the future on ocassion and having regular
dreams about her past lives and those who were involved in them.
She tries her best to be kind and do the right thing but she has
a fiery temper beneath it all and can be downright cruel when the
right circumstances arise. Morgan has mixed feelings about her
religious upbringing and about God in general -- for the most
part, she sees herself as an agnostic but still feels some
attachment to the idea of God as she had been taught as a little
Unbeknownst to Morgan, she isn't entirely human -- not only
having faerie heritage far, far back in her family line but also
being a faerie soul that's been reincarnated repeatedly into a
human form after tragic events in her original life as a Summer
Sidhe called Morhosyn. Because of this original life, she's also
tied by the strings of Fate to several different people, one of
which being a former lover turned enemy from that original life.
In her stories, Morgan pretty much always ends up becoming a
vampire, though there have been times her Faerie nature has been
re-awakened. Generally speaking, she ends up being some strange
blend of the two things that probably shouldn't exist, but does
Bio & Fun Facts
Full Name: Morgan Patience
Nicknames: Mor, Morg
Gender: Cis Woman
Sexuality: Polyamorous Bisexual
Species: Human with dormant
Primary Universe: Nocturnal
Birthday: October 25th
Occupation: Day Barista at
Residence: Santa Marta, CA,
Best Memory: Moving into her
grandmother's house at 18.
Worst Memory: Seeing her aunt
Vivianne die in a roll-over car crash and waking up in the
hospital after; when she had to be rushed out of class in
Sophomore year because of a burst ovary during social studies.
Biggest Accomplishment: Getting
out of her dad's house.
Prized Possessions: 2015 Cherry
Red Mazda Miata Sport-RX
Favorite Colors: Ruby Red, Blush
Pink, Rose Gold, Silver and Emerald Green
Favorite Foods: Black Forest
Cake, Raspberry Cheesecake, Strawberries, Hot Wings
Favorite Scents: Myrrh, Vanilla,
Rose, Jasmine, Cinnamon, Clove and Freshly Baked Bread
Favorite Songs: Problem -
Natalia Kills, Precious Things - Tori Amos, Gunpowder & Lead
- Miranda Lambert
Can't Leave Home Without: Her
tablet, her cellphone, her sketchbook.
Looks & Mannerisms
Build: Soft and curvy.
Morgan is a US size 18 with an exaggerated hourglass shape, high
waist and long limbs. She has a rounded belly that's a little bit
bigger near the bottom than the top. She has thick thighs and
Face Shape: Somewhere
between a circle and a square with the high cheekbones and widow's
peak that comes with a heart-shaped face but her rounded cheeks
and wide jawline create something closer to a square/circle.
Hair Color/Style: Morgan
has a dramatic cascade of fiery copper waves (2b/2c) that ends at
about mid-back. The ends have been dip-dyed so her hair is in a
gradient from coppery orange to hot pink to purple. Her hair is
very thick with a lot of natural volume, especially up top. The
front of her hair is a little bit shorter than the rest with side-swept
bangs. She rarely wears her hair up, generally preferring to
leave it down so that it hidsthe scar on the back of her neck.
When she does wear it up, it's usually a lazy pony tail or a
Skin Color/Texture: Morgan
has pale, almost translucent skin with a faint golden overtone
with a strong flush to her cheeks, shoulders and knees -- as well
as a smattering of freckles across her nose and cheeks, her
shoulders and her chest. Her skin is generally pretty soft to the
touch but with some rough spots like her hands.
Morgan has a large, jagged scar on the back of her neck/head/shoulders
that stretches from behind her left ear down towards her right
shoulder (I have it mislabled as her right ear in the chart). She
also has a rather large chest.
Clothing Style: Casual Goth with
whimsigoth and romantigoth overtones (with the ocassional hint of
burlesque and bondage). Morgan thinks of fashion as a form of
self expression rather than conformity and prefers to dress
eclectically -- she tends to favor skirts or leggings over pants.
Whatever Morgan is wearing, she makes it her own whether
thrifted, vintage or fast fashion. Very artsy and eccentric with
a definite edge. Her wardrobe features a mix of florals and
gothic elements: lace, leather, velvet, silk and mesh. Prominent
colors are black, ruby red, dusty rose/blush pink and silver. She
prefers dresses and skirts with stockings or leggings to pants,
though shes really fond of shorts and tights. Lots of low
necklines, lots of cleavage and often a peek of a fancy lace or
mesh bra. Purely to spite Coco Chanel, Morgan wears an excess of
accessories 2-4 necklaces and her wrists loaded with
bracelets. Shes not particularly fond of rings, however.
She prefers large, crossbody bags that have enough room for her
sketchbooks and magic supplies. When shes around the house,
she usually wears matching pajama sets and robes.
Posture: Mostly confident.
Morgan has a rhythmic gait, walking in 3/3 time as if she's
secretly dancing to a waltz that only she can hear.
Voice: Morgan has a deep voice
-- sensual and husky with an affected "Trans-Atlantic accent"
-- which she's taken on to hide her thick Appalachian accent. Her
voice falls solidly within the alto-range with a complex and rich
tone when she sings.
Mannerisms: Morgan tends to
fidget quite a bit -- playing with her necklaces or bracelets and
nibbling at her fingernails when she's distracted. She also has a
habit of playing with her hair: curling it around a finger,
tugging at a lock, absently tucking it behind her ear, running
her fingers through it and etc., When she's particularly excited
she'll sort of bounce or dance in place. When extremely stressed
or anxious, she has a bad habit of digging her nails into the
scar on the back of her neck, sometimes drawing blood without
Skills & Hobbies
emotional radar, flirting, customer service, social media
management, grin and bear it, people pleasing, subconscious
Physical: yellow belt in
Akido, dancing, modeling, sewing
modeling, fashion design, drawing, photography
witchcraft & occultism, faerie lore, art history, fashion
history, Good Southern Manners, photo-editing, Evangelical
Hobbies: Video games,
gardening, people-watching, partying, makeup, fashion, astrology,
mundane magic, collecting art/clothing.
post-cognition, mediumship (can see/speak to restless dead),
rapid healing factor (faerie heritage), some lie detectiong,
- Post Fae-Awakening: Faerie Magic (summer),
Pyrokinesis, Emotional Transferrence, shape-shifting, illusion
magic, potentially infinite lifespan, highly enhanced physical
resilience, innate connection to nature
-As a Vampire: Emotional influence/transferrence,
enhanced stamina, enhanced strength, telepathy/supernatural
empathy, highly enhanced senses, sunlight resistance, potentially
and compassionate, Morgan tries her best not to fall into the
patterns of behavior that she was raised with -- she tries to be
kind and understanding, and accepting even when she can't fully
understand. She's flexible, spontaneous and adaptable, able to
quickly fit herself into new surroundings and situations without
much effort. When given the chance, Morgan will put herself at
risk to help someone else or take suffering onto herself to take
it away from the people that she cares about. She has an
incredibly strong sense of morals and greatly values life and
will do anything in her power to defend it. She's charismatic,
dedicated and fiercely loyal to those she trusts. Morgan does
everything with her entire being. Her greatest strength is her
resilience -- no matter what happens, she knows she can pull
through it and come out stronger on the other side. She believes
that love and kindness can make almost anything better and that
with enough of both, the world can be improved for everything
that lives there.
Weaknesses: Overly emotional,
impulsive and stubborn, Morgan has a bad tendency to take
everything personally and has to struggle not to assume the worst
of people's motivations, especially if they've hurt her. She can
be slow to trust new people but is also overly forgiving of the
people she cares about. Impatient and curious to the point of
nosiness -- she doesn't know when to stop and can't simply let
things lie. When hurt, she has a bad tendency to lash out and can
be incredibly spiteful. Overly indulgent and can't say "no"
to her preferred vices. Throws herself so heavily into her
passion projects that she will notice nothing else but on the
flipside, will have periods of time where she cannot focus on
anything at all. Morgan's biggest weakness, however, is her deep-seated
self-destructive streak -- when she throws herself into danger
for others it's just as much because she feels the need to save
them as it is her desperate need to destroy herself. She has a
bad tendency to cope with negative feelings or life situations by
engaging in extreme risk-taking behavior.
Goals: To overcome the pain and
trauma of her past and create a happy life for herself...Somehow.
Morals & Ideals: Morgan
believes strongly in the value of creating and preserving beauty,
love and hope. She believes strongly that through love and
kindness, we can make ourselves and the world better. To Morgan,
the greatest virtue is to love and spread that love to others, as
well as to be a beacon of hope. At her core, she has a strong
moral code which centers reducing harm, creating joy/beauty,
uplifting the weak/suffering and being kind. In Morgan's eyes,
all* sapient beings have the right to live freely and make their
own choices. She views (sapient) life as sacred and will do
anything she can to ensure that others will survive. *notably,
Morgan doesn't extend this to those she sees as "monstrous"
-- abusers, rapists, murderers (which she defines as killing
without needing to for survival), fascists and other people who
harm others for their own pleasure are, in her eyes, monsters and
she believes strongly that it is necessary to get rid of those
who are "too far gone" to be saved.
Fears: Being alone, being
abandoned, that she is destined to become a monster no matter how
hard she tries, being buried alive, losing her loved ones, losing
her mind/sense of self, hospitals, spiders, small spaces, her
Guiding Philosophy: Reduce harm
wherever possible and by any means necessary. Don't rush to
violence but don't hesitate to enact it when necessary. Spread
joy and hope wherever and however you can. Be compassionate,
empathetic and kind because it is in loving and being loved that
we learn to lvoe ourselves and through loving others, we might
teach them to love themselves and become better. Do you best to
protect those around you. Love is the thing that brings life to
the darkness and makes pain worth bearing, that gives us strength
when we are weak and hope when we are forlorn.
Sense of Humor: Sarcastic,
snarky and mischievious. Morgan likes to tease the people she
loves -- gently (and sometimes not so gently) poking fun at them
and pushing their buttons. She likes puns, wordplay and clever
insults. When she's in a dark place, her humor has a tendency to
become increasingly dark, sarcastic and self-deprecating. She
often makes jokes at inappropriate times or in inappropriate ways
in an attempt to the lighten the mood or distract herself from
negative emotions. Her faerie heritage shows through in her love
for pranks and wordplay.
Personality: Morgan is a
passionate, creative and friendly person, who is maybe a little
bit obsessed with Beauty, Aesthetics and Love. She's a hopeless
romantic who dreams of falling in love but is often slow to trust
anyone fully, despite being good at making surface level
friendships. If asked to describe herself, Morgan would say that
being around her is a lot like being trapped on a roller coaster:
fun, bright and exciting until you get sick of the ride and then
it makes you sick. For the most part, Morgan is pleasant to be
around -- even if she's often overly emotional and can be a bit
of an airhead. Still, it's easy for others (especially those who
dislike her) to see her as being "too much" as as
everything she does/feels is taken to the extreme -- her feelings,
her passions, her actions are always taken to the extreme, Morgan
is incapable of acting on anything other than eleven or zero.
On the negative side, Morgan still shows a lot of signs from her
difficult upbringing and the trauma her father inflicted on her.
She often assumes people are angry or disappointed in her and
struggles to name her needs -- resorting to subtle manipulation
to get them met. She can be too hard on herself and far too
people pleasing. However, these difficult beginnings have made
Morgan particularly adept at reading people.
Overall, Morgan is a person of extremes -- everything is all or
nothing: she's empty or exploding with feelings, she's on top of
the world or she's drowning in tears. She does nothing by half
History & Relationships
(WARNING: This section will include
mentions of Parent/Child sexual abuse, physical and emotional
abuse, religious abuse and miscarriage.)
Birthplace: A small town in the
Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia.
Childhood: Morgan was born to an
aspiring senator/preacher (depending on the AU) and his wife --
it was a long and difficult pregnancy but Morgan was born full-term
on October 25th. The earliest days that Morgan can remember of
her life are mostly pleasant spending a lot of time with
her mother and her aunt, having her grandmother visit every
summer, baking cookies and having her mothers full
When her father started to focus more fully on
his career when Morgan was four, the family moved to a suburb of
Charleston, which shook up Morgans life considerably and
her father who was already strict and overbearing, finally
crossed the line from toxic to abusive.
He turned to the Evangelical church to gain power and turned away
from his Catholic upbringing which caused friction with his
mother although Margaret-Annes family would be
ecstatic. Morgan, being a strong-willed, somewhat bossy and
curious little girl who was too smart for her own good would find
this change to be difficult to deal with and the more she tried
to be the image of the perfect Christian daughter, the harder she
found it to fit into that mold. Six months after the move, Morgans
twin sisters were born and she was moved into the position of
helping mommy care for her little sisters.
Morgans precognition started to manifest in
the first grade with nightmares about a horrible car crash that
she and her aunt get into while driving back from her aunts
house in Kentucky
An accident that would result in her aunts
death. Despite all of Morgans attempts to keep this from
happening, the event would occur the summer between first and
second grade and it would mark her for the rest of her life. This
inability to stop the accident, combined with her inability to
conform to the mold that those around her wanted to fit, she
developed a view of herself as inherently flawed or wrong. After
the accident, her mother would start to check out emotionally and
the abuse Morgan received from her father would become
drastically worse, moving from verbal and physical abuse to CSA.
Adolescence: Over the summer
between 5th and 6th grade, puberty hit and it hit hard. Morgan,
always a little bit of a chubby kid once she started putting on
weight after her first six months suddenly found that she had
gone from a chubby mostly flat chested eleven year old to a
chubby twelve year old with more curves than she knew how to
The sudden influx in attention from men (unfortunately, including
her father) was horrifying for Morgan, who was normally starved
for positive attention and felt she was to blame for the sudden
increase in abuse and harassment
something the church
Unsure of how to cope with the sudden changes, she became
withdrawn and as she started to gain unfettered access to the
internet, developed a strong interest in the occult. During this
time, her visions and strong intuition continued to be a source
of problems for her
She would make a few friends online and
started dating a popular football player in Freshman year
But things would become dramatically worse her next year in
highschool where shed suffer from an ectopic pregnancy that
burst while in class and nearly killed her which lead to
rumors flying and Morgans father concerned for how
she might ruin his reputation sent her to live with her
grandmother in California. When she got there, shed end up
starting to recover from the emotional damage shed suffered
and spent the rest of her teenage years mostly happy
Adulthood: Shortly after Morgan
had turned 20, her grandmother died, leaving everything to Morgan
in her will. This, understandably, nearly shattered Morgan. She
spiraled into a deep depression, throwing herself into partying,
drinking and drugs to cope.
Family: Robert Kendrick (father,
estranged), Mary-Anne Kendrick (mother, estranged), five younger
sisters (estranged), Mary Elizabeth Kendrick (grandmother,
Friends: Maggie Rodriguez (part
of a local witchcraft group), Mira Roberts (fellow party-girl),
Louis DeFantome (local artist & fellow party-boy)
Lovers: Adam Freemont (blood
bond), Gwynn The Wanderer (soul-mate), Lia O'Friel
Enemies: Camille Belikova/Caria
Blackthorn (enemy from her original lifetime), Lucille DeSantos (Camille's
wife), Robert Kendrick (estranged father)
Other: Laci Brighton-Lee (co-worker),
Patrick O'Loinsigh (boss)
World of Darkness:
Strange Dreams Chronicle: 7th
Generation Gangrel, Anarch Baron of Arkham, Massachussets --
formerly a psychology student going to Miskatonic University. In
a longterm relationship with a Brujah named Andrew. Diablerized a
Toreador antitribu who she had previously been "dating",
only recently "exorcised" his ghost before the "ending"
of the chronicle.
Seattle By Night Chronicle: 9th
Generation Tremere, Childe of Seattle's Tremere Primogen,
Camarilla. Became a vampire due to the Tremere Primogen's
interest in her (and also because he had a beef with a Toreador
who was also considering Embracing Morgan). Forced into
diablery via dominate + presence by a much older vampire. Married.
Bloodbound to a Changeling named Colin.
Cthulhutek Chronicle: 6th
Generation True Brujah/Tremere, Childe of the Anarch Baron of
Santa Marta, Living Vampire, Changeling. Lead the effort to
create a truce between the Santa Marta Camarilla and the Santa
Marta Anarchs. Additionally, helped destroy the Sabbat in Santa
Marta. Became a Changeling via some Technocracy bullshit.
Chicago Chronicle: 7th
Generation Toreador Anarch, Former Sabbat Ghoul.
World of Darkness 2077 Chronicle: Lady
of House Fiona, Clurichaun Wilder, Create Beauty Musing.
Vampblr Edition: 9th Generation
Toreador Anarch. Born in 1865.
New Orleans Chronicle: Combination
Vampire/Changeling due to a contract binding her to two a close
friend and her boyfriend. Currently trying to overcome her father's
attempts to bring her back to his church though she's
not sure if that's because he intends to kill her or find some
way to force her into becoming a Hunter in his employ.
Dresden Files - Steelport: Faerie-blooded
baby Wizard. Dating the Knight of the Wild Court.
BTVS TTRPG: vampire cursed to
regain her soul, one of the few genuine friends of the Slayer in
that universe, trying to redeem herself by helping the Slayer
save the World.