Name: Maurice Nocturne
Birthday: October 15th
History: Mauric grew up in the usual sort of way. The Hypno was born to a lovely Hypno couple, in Lavender Town, and found himself very well accepted into his rather large family. All thirteen of them. Two parents, six sisters, and four brothers. Knowing from a young age he would likely not be the center of attention, Maurice turned to the art of charm and wit to make his mark in the family. Where brute force would fail, he had a knack for talking his way out of most conflicts with his siblings, and learned to smooth other confrontation out with his silver tongue. However, with that realization, he learned the joys of manipulation and would often time take advantage of other's misfortunes and vulnerabilities to get what he wanted. Generally these were strangers, as the closeness he felt among his family was enough to warrant honest with them.
Maurice was the youngest until the arrival of his younger sister, Aisling, and quickly found a willing participant in his mischievousness. Be it tricking others out of dreams or staying up past bedtime to tell ghost stories, the two of them became close. However, as close as one can be to a sibling, there are still things to be kept to oneself. Maurice began to dabble into his craft of growing medicinal plants and herbs, making strides in combining different quantities of herbs and opiates to create substances designed to draw the willing into deep sleep. However, those combinations were not altogether smiled upon by local authorities, and he found the only ones willing to risk such treatment were often on the wrong side of the law themselves.
Naturally, his parents were not entirely pleased. The freelance treatment of felons was something dangerous, after all. They monitored his work closely for several years, often times needing to pay off fines he'd accrued from his work, before the man garnered enough experience to exploit the loopholes of the law. His parents had begun to consider shutting down his practice when it was discovered The consumption of the felon's nightmares had an effect beyond what they had anticipated. When the felons slept well, violent crimes seemed to decrease as well. While they still did not altogether approve, Maurice's parents did not withdraw their support of their son, allowing him to do as he desired, so long as it did not endanger their family, and he was willing to accept any consequence that came from the behavior.
Once he was secured in his specialty, Maurice found a willing apprentice in his younger sister. It was a natural choice, after all, that she'd want to learn from her older brother, and he was more than willing to teach everything he'd discovered.
For a few months everything went fine. Maurice tended the shady patrons of his nocturnal establishment, and Aisling tended the stock, learning about the medicinal herbs he specialized in. The man was careful not to expose her to the plant's effects, but carefully instructed on the uses of the herbs ranging from Valerian to Opium. As he watched her blossom like one of the bright poppies he cultured for that purposes, everything seemed to be going fine. And then everything changed
when the fire nation attacked when one of the high profile customers of his establishment was detained and found with the substances on his person. Maurice's business collapsed in one fell swoop as police raided the stock, finding copious amounts of stolen prescriptions and he, and his little sister, among them. Maurice now wanted, and Aisling his supposed accomplice, the pair were forced to unleash their hypnotic powers and skip town as the authorities dozed in the wreckage of their livelihood. The two put as much distance as they could between themselves and Lavender Town, until they were well beyond their pursuers. The respite wouldn't last long, as there had already been a warrant issued for the arrest of the hypno and questioning of his younger sibling.
Realizing they wouldn't stop until they had found one or the other, Maurice suggested that it may be in her best interest to take what money they had gained together and seek her fortune somewhere else. It was, after all, enough to open a small shop somewhere far away, so it wouldn't be likely she would be found for questioning. Aisling agreed and bid her brother farewell, striking off to seek her place in the world. While she ran to the coast, he ran towards the cities. It was easy, after all, to lose someone in a densely populated area. For a year, he traveled city to city, never staying in one place long enough to settle a reputation of any sort. He would sell his wares and the tent would be gone the next morning, leading to the frustration of law officials. No contact was maintained with his family or his little sister as he gathered up his recovery...
Until he acquired enough money to leave Kanto. Preparing for the journey, he wrote a letter.Maurice contacted his family one more time, to assure them he still lived and apologize for the worry he had caused, and to inform them he would not rest until he'd found what had become of his little sister. Not knowing where she had run and hid, he spent the remainder of his time in Kanto seeking information about her whereabouts. Finally, he discovered she had been seen on a boat headed towards a chain of islands. Using what money he'd collected, he purchased a one way ticket to Raccolto Town, and has not been seen since. However, it was confirmed his ship made it safely to port, so he may still be wandering the islands, searching for the one he'd lost.
Job: Wanderer (Will become business assistant if accepted)
Shop Name: ---
Stock Type: Herbal sleep supplements, Insomnia treatments, “Alternative” sleep therapy
Dog/Cat Race: Glameow
Dog/Cat’s name:Sourpuss (shared with his sister, once he finds her)
-The ability to tell what kind of dream someone is having or may be suffering from.
-Extensive knowledge of herbs and the substances that can be crafted from them
-A silver tongue in most cases
-Unlike his sister, Maurice does not have the ability 'Insomnia'. He still has trouble sleeping, but that's something genetically inclined, not totem.
-Maurice can play the violin and fiddle
-Maurice is extremely protective of his little sister. If she's done something to earn retaliation, he'll let her handle the consequences, but otherwise he'll intervene. He has an intense hatred for seeing her cry.