Clayton Haggerty Picture

Clayton Haggerty, 191 (appears 41).

Son of Moros, Greek God of Impending Doom, and great-grandson of Nemesis, Greek Goddess of Revenge.

Clayton Haggerty was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in the year 1823. As a demigod, monsters unsurprisingly made his early life miserable. Clayton eventually found his way to Camp Half-Blood, where he was placed in the Hermes cabin. For several years he was a partook in a few quests, and eventually Clayton became one of these lucky few to survive to adulthood. He left the camp in his mid-20s, and tried to live a normal, mortal life. He married a young woman named Tessa, and they had three children, a boy and two girls.

When the American Civil War began, Clayton was conflicted. As a man who was born in the south, Clayton felt an obligation to take up arms with the mortal Confederates. However, as a member of Camp Half-Blood, who fought on the side of the Union on the demigod front of the war, Clayton also felt a pull to join the north's army. He could not simply abstain from the violence, as the war was everywhere and CBH needed all the demigods it could get. While the Greeks and the Romans traded minor blows with one another, the mortal side of the conflict had exploded into all-out carnage. In the end, Clayton joined Camp Half-Blood and fought against the Romans. Having mastered his powers of doom, body after body fell in his wake, and Clayton quickly became famous among the ranks of Greek demigods.

With each person Clayton killed, the darkness within him grew. Tessa begged her husband to drop out of the conflict, to stop the killing. He complied, but the peace was short-lived. Multiple Greek demigods, most of them children of Ares, attempted to bring him back into the war. Clayton refused each time. Eventually, when Clayton refused enough times the demigods decided to provoke Clayton into conflict.

The children of Ares murdered Clayton's wife, children, and mother, and blamed it all on the Romans. Clayton was driven into a murderous rage, and in 1864 he partook in the three-day battle between Greeks and Romans, the terrible slaughter which horrified the gods so much that they separated the Greeks and the Romans for the next 150 years. But when the gods used the Mist to erase the camps' knowledge of each other, the treachery of the Ares cabin came to light. Clayton declared a personal war on Ares and his children. He would have attacked the camp and destroyed the Ares cabin, if Ares himself had not appeared to save his children, striking Clayton down. But Nemesis recognized the injustice of Clayton's fate, and she made a deal with Hades, who had also lost children in the war due to the manipulation of the children of Ares. Clayton would rise in vengeance after the 150th anniversary of his death. His actions would be his own, but he would have another chance at revenge.

Violence rules Clayton. He is quiet and troubled, and he is first and foremost a loner. He will continuously deny help and companionship from anyone, and always urge people to stay away from him. He has a lot of bottled-up emotions from his past life. Clayton is quick to anger, and can be spontaneously violent. There is cruelty in him, and though he tries to keep it under wraps there is a sadistic side of him that threatens to come out. Unsurprisingly, he has a bit of a death wish. Despite having such a violent personality, Clayton staunchly refuses to kill anyone unless they directly attack him, claiming that he is retired. He only acts in self-defense. Despite all of this, Clayton is not necessarily evil. He's very bad at being good, but he is good nonetheless. He has a soft side for small children. Only in a fight does he not care about the welfare of anyone else, even demigods. But he would never walk past a burning building unfazed--in fact, he would feel compelled to jump into the inferno. He has a very twisted and skewed morality, as well as extreme dislike for the gods and their children (including himself), and monsters--basically all of Greco-Roman mythology. He is capable of making friends, and despite what he says and tries to convey he does indeed form attachments to people he likes. It is difficult to earn this level of camaraderie with him, but once achieved Clayton would gladly drop anything to help them. Interacting with Clayton is walking a thin line--he is consumed by his lust for revenge, and even the slightest thing about that particular subject could set him off.

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