Avraham Ben-David

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Avraham Ben-David

Goetic attorney
on MUX as
Avi
Played by
Oded Fehr
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Vital Statistics

Full Name
Avraham Yosef Ben-David
Nickname
Avi
Cavalier
Date of Birth
May 28 1993
Apparent Age
30
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The Elevator Pitch

Most people joke about lawyers making deals with the devil. Avi actually does it — and makes sure to always get the better of the deal.

Mundane Life

Avi was born in Tel Aviv to American-Israelis and spent his life as a professional expatriate. Boarding school in Geneva, spring break in Ibiza, the holy days in Jerusalem — a life of wealth and privilege. After graduating from Harvard Law he spent the next five years as a junior partner at a small boutique firm that didn't advertise and which went mostly overlooked. Having spent five years practicing in Massachusetts, he recently relocated to Portland to set out his own shingle and enjoy the weirdness that is Stumptown.

Awakened Life

Pandemonium summoned Avi on a year-long Supernal journey that lasted one weekend. Over the course of a year in a hellscape he learned he was in the last-ditch triage unit for the soul: Pandemonium is as awful as it is because many souls will not respond to lesser methods. He was set with a choice: accept the truth of his self-inflicted spiritual maiming, how he'd betrayed and abused his own soul on the easy narcotics of "what choice did I have?" … or die clutching to the Lie he was not responsible for his choice to ignore his choices.

When one puts it that way, what choice did he — no, to choose to live is, must be, one's own choice: or else what meaning is one's life?

Finally embracing radical responsibility for his choices Pandemonium allowed him to return to the Fallen World. He apprenticed to a legendary Mastigos/Guardian named Cameron Tate and spent five years learning everything he could of the old warlock's wisdom.

For all that, though, Avi — or "Cavalier" as he was known to the Awakened World — didn't follow in his mentor's footsteps. Where Cameron Tate and his fellow Guardians insisted the laws of the Awakened must be enforced more than they must be understood, Avi believed differently: it is more important to understand the Lex Magica than to enforce it. This led him to joining the Silver Ladder rather than the Guardians. During the five years he was apprenticed to Tate, Avi's job was to provide low-level coordination between the Silver Ladder and the Guardians.

After five years Avi was overdue to head out on his own. When Portland's Awakened put out a call looking for a Ladder with liaison experience to work with local Mystery Cults, Avi put his hat in the ring and was selected to serve. And thus, he's arrived in Portland.

 

Hooks

 

The Mastigos

 

They throw incredible parties. You want an invitation.

 

The Silver Ladder

 

Awakened society has an aristocracy and he's part of it. Need a hook into the magical equivalent of high society? Put on your best robes and knock on his door.

 

Lex Magica

 

The Awakened have a legal code and attorneys who specialize in it. If you need an expert on the Lex Magica, he's available.

 

Law

 

Are you involved in Portland's legal scene? Avi's been shaking hands at bar association meetings: perhaps he knows you from one.

 

High Society

 

Fluent in several languages, classically educated, well-dressed, and with the all-important Harvard alumni membership (Class of 2014!), he's definitely part of the see-and-be-seen crowd.

 

Wine, Women, and Song

 

Pandemonium is the path of wisdom through wretched excess. Maybe you've closed down a few bars with him, told each other lies about your karaoke performances, or maybe you learned he was sleeping with your girlfriend.

 

GotV: With Friends Like These…

 

He spent years as a liaison between the Guardians and the Silver Ladder. Need someone to run interference with the Council as you boldly Do What Must Be Done? He's your man.

 

 

Gallery

 

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Factions

 

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Outreach Initiative

Consultant

 

He's not a member, and yet seems to wield influence over the organization.

 

 

Contacts

 

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Grace

 

A reliable woman in unreliable times.

 

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Brendan Phillips

 

I'm not paid to be his friend.

 

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Rowan McKenna

 

Saved your dog for you.

 

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Jonathon Perkins

 

Have a swift recovery.

 

 

2020-06-21
Get Vet
(2020-06-21)
Location  • Grid:Kendall Planetarium
Cast  • Geneva Rose Sterling Avraham Ben-David Character:John_McDermot_/_9-to-5GraceCulminationPagan
2020-06-20
The Dance Around St. Johns
(2020-06-20) Mages investigate St. Johns, only to meet an extraordinary pimp and his hos.
Location  • Quarantine Zone
Cast  • Grace Geneva Rose Sterling Character:John_McDermot_/_9-to-5Avraham Ben-David Culmination
2020-06-17
Investigation Hijacked
(2020-06-17) Mages on their way to investigation the local Gulmoth are instead rerouted to a tidy zombie horde.
Cast  • Grace Geneva Rose Sterling Avraham Ben-David John McDermot Pagan
2020-06-05
Falcon's Roost
(2020-06-05) A Mastigos Ladder and a Moros Guardian team up to investigate the Villa St. Rose and the recent attack there only to discover things are much worse than they believed.
Location  • Grid:Villa St. Rose
Cast  • Avraham Ben-David Grace Culmination
2020-06-03
State of the Consilium
(2020-06-03) {{{summary}}}
Location  • Grid:Merlin Hall
Cast  • Giovanna Bivar Avraham Ben-David Geneva Rose Sterling Character:John_McDermot_/_9-to-5Grace Pagan CulminationEric Owens
2020-05-30
Aftershocks
(2020-05-30) Brendan meets the mysterious Mr. Ben-David, who reveals he's the factor for whoever it is that's behind the Outreach Institute. But can he be trusted?
Location  • Vendetta
Cast  • Brendan Phillips Avraham Ben-David
2020-05-30
VILLAiny
(2020-05-30) After a rescue attempt goes terribly wrong, an unaccepting Mage goes back ten minutes in time to try and enable members of Outreach to save themselves... with a little Haily Mary help from a brand-new friend. A handful that were destined for death or worse get a second chance to avoid their fate.
Location  • Grid:Early Saturday Wake-Up
Cast  • Brendan Phillips Rowan McKenna Avraham Ben-David Culmination