Date of Birth: July 1 1997
Weight: 156 LBS
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Tawny (Orange/Brown)
Place of Origin: Sierra Blanca, Texas
Nationality/Race: Ukrainian American
Occupation: Monster Killer…pays well enough when they have money on em.
Personality: Quiet and observing of the people around her, she doesn’t find herself disconnected from people per-se, she simply acknowledges that she is the monster that takes care of the problems and nightmares that people don’t know about so that they never have to. She never regards herself as a martyr, she doesn’t look at it like she’s the eternal guard against the evil, she simply looks at it as though it’s her life to be a monster to kill the vile things that exist and seek to destroy the world around them.
Mindset: Observe, listen, and learn the voices, actions, and habits of all around you, they’re half ally, half enemy, it doesn’t matter if they come from the same background or if they’re doing the same job you are, the worlds a tricky place and the people that you’re close too could simply be doing a job themselves, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a way to get them onto your side, just means you have to live your life and say just the right words to change their minds.
World View: The worlds circling the toilet, the place is going to die, everything comes to the end, enjoy what you have, survive as long as you can, and kill as many of the filthy destructive creatures you can, or use them to kill as many of the other destructive tainted creatures you can, there’s no rule that says you can’t use the enemy to kill the enemy and just mop up afterwards.
Background: In July of 1997 Maryska was born into the farming family of Oleksandr in Sierra Blanca, Texas, the entire line was cursed to never shift into their full potential since the dark ages, the family has long forgotten the long tale of why, but they know they had upset a spirit of some kind and because of this infraction, of this failure in their duties, they have been forever cursed. The entire family has been passing this curse off as now being kinfolk, they know that the curse exists, and they know that children are born of garou lineage because they contain the rage and the gnosis of the father and mother, but they continue to press and impress on their children to not act as much as garou, but to seem more as kinfolk to retain the dignity and honour of the line, no one else needs to know of this, no one that isn’t family that is.
The Oleksandr family had recently moved to Texas from the Ukraine just before she was born to get away from rising tensions of the former Soviet Union. This was a line of devout kin, careful kin, individuals that have done as much to hide the shame of their past as possible, worked so hard in fact that the newer generations have forgotten most of the story that made the family line the way it is. Maryska’s childhood was normal until she was about ten, the family secret had apparently gotten too much for her parents to bear, they had been working for a multinational corporation that was a biotechnology firm, what they didn’t know is that the biotech firm was subsidized by Pentex, it was a shell corporation that was kept so far away from the Pentex label that it would have taken a Glasswalker years to figure it out. Sadly, werewolves are a bit more easy to research in a way, more so when you have easy access to their genetics, and that corporation managed to find out about Mary’s parents, and offered them genetic testing that could possibly break them out of the humanity and give them the power they felt they deserved, they were desperate at that point and took the offer, sadly it was genetic mutations that caused serioius side effects and dementia.
Mary and her brother were brought forth at a family moot and their parents taint was divulged and revealed, there was no going back for Elaina and Darius, their children were given the final order, their parents had to die, her mother and father spat at them and laughed with madness, screaming about how these children would be made whore’s for the wyrm, and it was that moment that Maryska killed the thing in front of her, there were no tears, she just did it…her mother died a long time ago, and this thing was just a monster wearing her mothers mask, and found it difficult to find emotion in other people…they could have all been wearing masks after
that, she just never knew.
After that night school was just school, she attended elementary, junior high, and eventually high school, she was far more aggressive in her later years, she joined sports that would allow her to vent that rage that she had, careful enough not to kill or maime people. The family however had decided to pull her away at the end of her schooling, they had taught her of her need to kill the wyrm, to destroy the destroyer. The educated her that she would need to find a pack, a group of garou to work with, and to maintain the guise of being a kinfolk, she would never be able to gain the honour, the glory, or state she had the wisdom to rise in rank.
She took this on as a solemn task, eventually accepting that she was a hidden monster, the wolf in sheeps wool, stuck, and prepared to do her duty, perhaps a lure for the moths of corruption to come fly close to, so that the flame of her anger could burn them. The family has kept an heirloom since the day of this great incident, a fangdagger that is said to have been held by the greatest of fathers of the line during the family upheaval, it was said that he died that day, no one really remembers the entire story, however it is said that when this great wrong has been corrected with the family dagger, that the curse will be lifted eternally.
Maryska was given the name of Matryoshka, the Russian Nesting Doll, for the simple reason that she always seemed to be a being of infinite capability, a person that could change but still be the same, someone that was able to learn, adapt, and survive and someone whom was desperately seeking answers inside of herself and not just the world around her for the reasons of what was happening not just in this silent war, but within another world all of it’s own.