Today, we’re going to celebrate the birthday of one of the Havet Tribe’s three porters–and if you’ve read Aquarius or any of my mini-series, you’ll know that teleporters are among the most mischievous pranksters in the TCoLD universe.
Without further ado, let’s wish Chase a happy birthday!
Real name: Chase Buffalo Runner
Age in Taurus: 36
Height: 5’10 | Weight: 145 lbs.
Hair: straight shoulder-length umber | Eyes: hickory brown
Human Race: Niitsitapi | Species: Demon
Hailing Planet: Havet
Specialties: quick reflexes, acrobatic, judo, yoga, level-headed, improvisation
Best friend: Dash, Bash, Merge
Soul mate: Henrietta De Witt
Three facts about Chase:
- He’s (surprisingly) the least mischievous porter in the Havet Tribe, as Jump was his mentor. Rave, who came after him, is the bigger prankster.
- Of the three Poseidean porters, Chase is also the only male. This makes the Havet Tribe unique, as most porters are male.
- Despite any hiccups between him and Bash, Chase has remained good friends with the Wolf Tail sisters over the years. His eldest son plays with their daughters on a daily basis.
My thoughts on Chase:
When I create characters that are meant to fall under a certain category–leaders, lieutenants, psychics, porters, etc.–I tend to use a base set of characteristics. Both leaders and lieutenants are expected to have great interpersonal skills; they need to be able to give orders, to delegate tasks, and to take command. Psychics are more reserved, as having the ability to listen in on the thoughts of others can be overwhelming–but with their rank comes insight, and they tend to give great advice. Teleporters are below psychics and above normal members; the only knowledge they have access to is related to locations, coordinates, scouting, travel. They are the transportation of the leadership, the first out on the field–but even with all that responsibility, they know how to have fun. After all, being able to disappear from one place and reappear elsewhere can lead a person to develop an appetite for pranks. There are, of course, some who are more prone to hijinks than others…
Chase is no exception: while he’s more serious compared to Rave, who is currently the main tribe’s porter, he’s far more playful than Jump, his predecessor and mentor. The Havet Tribe descended with four psychics and three teleporters, so while there were enough porters to go around when Attack was the chief, his retirement spread the porters a bit thin. This makes Chase the porter for both the Kainai and the Piikáni leadership. (For more information on how the leadership is spread across Poseidean territory, check out this post.)
As members of Wave Two, Chase was recruited around the same time as Dash. They trained together often and grew to be close friends. He is also close with Jump, who helped him learn the ropes of being the main teleporter. Chase met Merge while tagging along on Wave One’s missions and scouting runs, and the two unlikely friends forged a bond. Between his unique ability and their eleven-year age gap, Merge honed Chase’s improvisation skills and taught him about everything he could. While Jump limited their training sessions to teleportation techniques and quick escapes, Merge became the older brother Chase never knew he needed. The two discussed everything from hobbies to love and the future–and because of his friendship with Bash and Dash, the sisters began to look up to Merge. Nowadays one can find Merge’s son, Koda, babysitting the children of the younger three demons–Chase’s eldest, Skeeter, looks up to his sitter.
Chase lives with his human mate Etta and their three sons: Skeeter, five; Trent, two; and Sherwin, just turned one. The younger two stay home with Etta’s sister, but Skeeter attends school with Dianna (Dash’s daughter, eight) and Alisha (Bash’s eldest daughter, seven). The three are inseparable and look out for one another.
For those of you who don’t know, Chase is a supporting character in my trilogy Saturn Rising, which is the first installment of The Chronicles of Life & Death. The first book, Aquarius, is available now on Amazon as an e-book and paperback. You can even read it all for free with Kindle Unlimited! Learn more here.