Rene
Rene Couteau
Rene
Portrayed By: Skeet Ulrich
Status: Active
Age: 22
Calling: Cajun Robin Hood
Pantheon: Loa
Divine Parent: Kalfu
Significant Other(s): None

Background

Katy Couteau was a young girl from the backwoods of Louisiana who moved to the Big Easy for a better life. Of course, Fate had other plans for Katy.
Soon after she arrived in New Orleans, she became pregnant (though her memories of the baby’s father were clouded by the vapors off the shots of rum she drank that night). Nine months later, Katy gave birth to little Rene.
Rene grew up not having much other than a mother who took care of him and insisted he finish high school. They had little in the way of material possessions, and got a lot of assistance from local charities, church programs and the like to help single mothers. As Rene got older, he noticed his mother’s worries grow as the programs that helped them live began to have financial worries of their own. Taking a look around the crime-ridden streets of their neighborhood, Rene became determined to help how he could.
Rene began to steal back from the criminal element of New Orleans, donating the large majority of his takings back to those charities helping his family (and others like them) survive. Oftentimes, between going to school, looting the cars of drug dealers, doing homework, surveying whorehouses and swiping the wallets while the johns were “occupied,” cleaning the Couteau’s small apartment, and breaking into meth houses, he got little sleep. Katy was very proud when Rene finished his senior exams and graduated from high school.
Which is why Rene was worried when Katy wasn’t at his graduation ceremony.
Rene returned home to find his mother facedown in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor and a note from one of dealers he had been looting, claiming revenge for the stolen money. As Rene knelt crying, tentatively touching his mother’s warm blood, he heard a shuffle behind him. Turning, he saw a man standing in the shadows at the front door. Rene ran to the man, a scream in his throat, but stopped short when he saw the man’s face. The man stood there, dark, silent, still, with a look of commiseration and sorrow in his eyes. He placed a box down in front of Rene, stood, softly stroked his son’s chin, and Kalfu disappeared, never having uttered a word.
With what Rene found in that box, he soon claimed his own revenge on the dealer that took his mother’s life.

Personality

More to come.

Relationships

More to come.

Events Thus Far

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Character Sheet

Strength - 3 Charisma - 2 Perception - 4
Dexterity - 4 Manipulation - 3 Intelligence - 2
Stamina - 4 Appearance - 2 Wits - 3
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