"if a sign of trust is required, then you shall have it." ― Phil, revealing his identity at a Quixote meeting

Athologoth, more commonly known by the cover-name "Phil", is an alien humanoid stranded on the planet Corvanis 3. Initially found and hired by the mega corporation "Quixote" for his latent technological prowess, he eventually fled to the slums of Callous Row after a threat on his life. He sought to continue his research in secret, barely making ends meet while sustaining himself on anything he could find. After the events of season 1, he bought his way back into Quixote, seeing it as the best way to achieve his new goals.

He goes by the unassuming name "Phil" to try and fit in but doesn't care much for the struggles and feelings of others, unless beneficial. Being apathetic toward most people, he first saw them as "walking biomass in humanoid form" to interact with for his own benefit, although he comes to recognize a handful of individuals for their true worth late into season 1. This results in him not being able to keep lasting relationships aside those rooted in business, with few exceptions.

His initial goal was to "get back home" somehow, but after coming into contact with the extraterrestrial entity "Kazakt Gagarn" his priorities shifted.

Please remember that events described in this article are roleplay and acting. Actions done in-character do not reflect on the actual person portraying the character!

Origin

Anyone looking through his records will not find much, as he only recently appeared in the Evanaris System through unknown means.

Records show that "Phil" was previously contracted by the mega-corporation Quixote, working on their R&D (Research and Deveopment) team before he "left" due to some "disagreement". During the events of season 1, he was able to earn a living as a technician/engineer doing odd jobs around Callous Row, the slums of the metropolis Savior City.

As of season 2, he has been re-employed at Quixote

History

Athologoth and Talus confronts Jack

Phil's past of working for the Quixote Corporation eventually caught up to him. His secret invention "Hard-light" leaked out due to Becky overhearing him working with Talus Nova, his companion. Together they had been working on developing his "Hard-light" technology, a material made up of programmable photons that can be manipulated for everything from data storage to basic weaponry such as shields, swords, and ammunition. Phil, being the only one knowledgeable (at the time) in how to safely handle it and Talus being able to use his own body to recharge it when used in weapons, as the latter's Novakid body consisted of materials from stars.

Phil was suddenly approached by Jack who questioned him about "Hard-light". Learning his secret was out he followed Jack together with Talus and they questioned Jack, he admitted to having gotten the information from Becky. Jack suggested that they should sell their invention but both Phil and Talus refused profusely, insulted. They reasoned that this was not be sold but used by the Row to achieve their own goals. Agreeing to keep it between them Jack was let go.[1]

Athologoth searches for the source of the voice.

Phil and the Hellbats preparing to board the Retribution

A strange raspy whisper (portrayed by Arcadum) surrounded Phil, telling him to seek a place of high ground. Wandering aimlessly following directions from the disembodied voice he found an abandoned plaza that overlooks the Row. Introducing itself as "Kazakt Gagarn" it tells him that he needs to bring him a "magical Rune of Earth" from the coven below, "sate it in the blood of a mage", return and offer it to him. In exchange he would give him "a power the two eyes can not see, they who walk below the falcons eyes". Athologoth, gives no response and is left to his thoughts.[2]

Traits

Edges

  • Due to being an alien biomass assuming a humanoid shape, they are unaffected by outside factors that would damage things such as organs, bones, and their mental state. This does not outright negate physical injuries, however natural regeneration of such ailments is significantly enhanced, with a cost.
  • Extremely proficient with technology
  • Can pull nutrients from most biological material
  • Can sense magical presences and "steal" power from magical entities

Flaws

  • Cannot remain separated from the device on his right arm for extended periods of time
  • Physically weaker than others, fragile frame. More susceptible to physical damage. Can trigger regeneration
  • Regeneration takes a heavy stamina toll, unless counteracted with nutrients. Susceptible to losing consciousness depending on severity
  • Individuals with religious tendencies will naturally feel disturbed when near him, even if they aren’t aware of his proximity

Trivia

  • Has taken a liking to the "meat noodles" menu item at the Row restaurant Fungi's Noodles
  • He has a fragile frame and is weaker than other races but can regenerate and heal himself over time. This costs him a lot of stamina to do so.

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References

  1. SciFri stream 2020-01-03
  2. Arcadum stream 2020-01-11 Ep11

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