All About Ash Winters
Name: Ash Winters
Form: Fit but shaggy
Skin: Lightly tanned
Hair color: Chestnut Brown
Hair style: Short
Facial Hair: Clean shaven
Eyes: Hazel with flecks of gray and green. Oval.
Defining Characteristics: Slash and puncture scars on his shoulders and chest from a couple close calls during cases.
Explanation:: Mr. Winters is a workaholic. He has been repeatedly propositioned by prostitutes and noblewomen alike, but has learned from past experience that nothing good can ever come from following through on those offers. As a result, he instinctively drowns himself in work to avoid relationships; despite the fact that this somehow makes him even more desirable to the women around him. Even so, it's for this reason that he's extremely good at his detective work.
Occupation: Royal Inspector
The son of a former Royal Inspector to the Adelunan crown, Ash assumed his father's role after the man unexpectedly died. He was originally intended as a successor in this way, but was not scheduled to take over the role until he was well in his 20s and had been properly trained. For this reason, Ash's family as well as the rest of the Royal Inspectors went into a flurry when his father died from a sudden illness. The Royal Inspector Corps itself was prepared to have to look elsewhere for a replacement since Ash was still a teenager and had no older siblings. Yet the young prodigy managed to avert this transfer of title by solving a cold case that had dogged the corps for some time. By solving the murder of Sir Jacque De'Anders, Ash secured his place as one of, if not the, youngest Royal Inspector in a century at the early age of 14.
Since then, Ash Winters has gone on to solve many different criminal investigations in the name of the crown. For this, he has been given many honors; and yet he has grown weary of his station after just 6 short years. Mr. Winters has begun looking into the possibility of going independent and leaving his position to his younger brother as a result. For that to happen, however, he needs to amass more influence abroad; and so he waits, accumulating favors in hopes of a better, more interesting future.
There's been a legend about Ash's family that some members, particularly the men, have special qualities about them; yet there has been little evidence to support the story until Ash himself came along.
For one, Ash doesn't seem to age normally. He looked like a fully grown man when he assumed his role as Royal Inspector, having gone through an extraordinarily early growth spurt; but has since stopped aging entirely. It remains to be seen if he will be stuck at that age, but it is in keeping with the legend that Winters men are long-lived.
The other part of the legend, however, is definitely true, and seems to intensify the older the young detective becomes. As part of the family legend, some of the men from the Winters family supposedly become irresistible to women as they grow older. This might not be such a problem to the eyes of an outsider, but irresistability, in this case, turns into stalker tendencies. As evidence, Ash has been kidnapped many times by women who wanted to keep him for themselves. Frequently, these women are not normal humans, either, making escape difficult. Instead, they are strong mages, powerful enchantresses, and sometimes demons. Ash has even been kidnapped by a lamia before who held the mythical powers of Medusa and put a blindfold around his eyes for the duration of his stay.
As a result of this curse, Ash has developed a severe aversion to brothels and anything revolving around parties. He purposefully dresses down to avoid attention and has become a workaholic. That said, it hasn't stopped the abductions altogether, and Ash has already fathered several children despite just barely entering his 20s now.