Luke Michaels
Portrayed By: Jason Behr (young)
Status: Living
Age: 19
Calling: Passionate Performer
Pantheon: The Atua
Divine Parent: Pele
Significant Other(s): Single

What was the start of all this?
When did the cogs of fate begin to turn?
Perhaps it is impossible to grasp the answer now,
From deep within the flow of time…

But, for a certainty, back then,
We loved so many, yet hated so much,
We hurt others and were hurt ourselves…

Yet even then, we ran like the wind,
Whilst our laughter echoed,
Under cerulean skies…

- Time's Scar


Luke's father, Joel, was a young naval officer stationed in Hawaii, fresh from Annapolis. He was on shore leave with a group of his friends, out at a luau that had sprung up on one of the local beaches. The was a local woman, dancing around one of the fire pits, and he was almost instantly smitten by her. They spent one night of wild passion together, and when he woke in the morning, still on the beach, she was gone. Joel went on with his life, until one morning nine months later, when stepping out of his home on the base he came across a baby laying on his doorstep. Pinned to the blanket that the baby was wrapped in was a picture of himself with the woman from the beach, and a note asking him to raise the child as best he could. Where most might have just given the baby up, Joel decided to keep him and asked his mother to come out to Hawaii to help him raise the child.

Luke grew up in a loving home. His father spent a great deal of time with him when he was home, and otherwise his grandmother cared for him as only a doting grandmother could. He was an extremely active child, always on the move, and when he wasn't he would surely be found banging on pots, garbage cans or whatever he could find to make his music. Otherwise, he'd almost always be outdoors; swimming, running, playing on the monkey bars. He either had to be making music or moving. On a whim, his grandmother signed him up for dance lessons, and he was hooked. He gravitated towards the traditional dances of the islands, finding he had a natural knack for them.

When he turned 10, his father was transferred to Florida, and of course the rest of the family moved, too. Luke turned melancholy for weeks, as if in leaving the island something had been taken from him. In an effort to cheer him up his father bought him his first drum kit. From then on, when not at school he could usually be found practicing his dancing or his drumming. School wasn't of great concern to him, he worked hard and got decent grades because it was expected of him, but he had already found his passion. When he graduated high school his father offered to buy him something f his choice, he requested a two week trip to Hawaii, he had one thing he wanted to do.

He took the picture that had been left with him as a baby and traveled back to the island where he was born. He searched the island, enjoying the waves, the music, and the dancing, but also looking for the woman who was his mother. He showed the picture to everyone he could, and none knew the woman, until he found an old man sitting on the beach. He was told to climb Mauna Loa, and that the woman he sought would find him. Something about the old man made Luke want to trust him, and so the next day he started his climb up the volcano. The weather, which was supposed to be calm and clear, turned to a torrential thunderstorm, and he was driven to find what cover he could, coming across a covered viewing point where he found respite from the rain. A woman sat there already, and he couldn't believe his eyes. The woman from the photo, though not aged a day. Before he could speak to her, she spoke to him in native Hawaiian.

The things she told him he had trouble believing at first. But he was captivated by her words, she was able to tell him things about his life that only closest family could know, as if she had been watching him. Then she told him of the war the gods were embroiled in, and of who she really was, the goddess Pele. She held out a pair of poi torches to him, telling him that they were to be his instruments of war. She told him that by showing the drive to come to her rather than her coming to him, he had earned his place in he war. When he took the poi from her, she vanished, the storm breaking as soon as she was gone.

He called his father, telling him he was going on a trip across the country in search of himself before going to college. While not pleased, his father understood. Since then, Luke has indeed wandered the country, learning not only about what it means to be a child of a god, but about what it is he should be fighting for.


Luke has been called hyperactive, jittery, and unfocused. Though that's really just his constant need to keep moving, to constantly seek some form of stimulation. He has a fear of boredom and a need to keep himself entertained. Though despite often being wound tight as a spring he's not uptight, he keeps himself laid back and casual. He loves his art and lives for it, trying to reconcile it with his new position as one of the heroes of the world. Friendly and cheerful with those he meets, he likes to see the good in people. Those that do cross him though receive an entirely different attitude, like a volcano his temper can suddenly, violently explode, just listen to the rumbles before hand.


Cajun - He's got a mean streak, 'least it's not with me.
Duke - Might need to pop that ego a little.
Aria - Was gonna' be a doctor, became a singer instead, interesting.
Big-Guy - Big but a bit naive. He'll be fun to have around.
Spunky - She's got fire, and I like fire.
Aillen - Knowledgeable, good resource.
Jocelyn - I'll tell you more when I know more.
Dion - Duke take 2?

Events Thus Far

Here I am, killing rats. How noble!
Octopus's Garden

Character Sheet

Strength 3 Charisma 4 Perception 2
Epic Strength 2 Epic Charisma 1 Epic Perception 0
Dexterity 4 Manipulation 2 Intelligence 2
Epic Dexterity 2 Epic Manipulation 0 Epic Intelligence 0
Stamina 4 Appearance 3 Wits 3
Epic Stamina 2 Epic Appearance 1 Epic Wits 0
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