John is a young, olive-skinned man in his early 20’s, about 6’2" and 175 lbs, with a slim, toned, athletic build and graceful movements. Quick to smile, he has a knack for making people feel at ease. He has black hair in a rough cut, just long enough to get in his eyes, small gold hoops piercing both earlobes, and the hint of a 5 o’clock shadow. Typically, he wears brown riding breaches (synthsilk), a loose-fitting, long-sleeved dark green shirt (synthsilk), leather field boots, and mirrored sunglasses with a rapier on his hip. Those with an eye for such things can recognize that a shield core is built into the device on his right wrist. On those rare instances when he has his glasses off in public, you can see that his eyes have black irises and epicanthic folds. With his shirt off, you can see that both nipples are also pierced with small gold hoops and much of his back is the canvas for a couple of large tattoos. Starting up near his left shoulder and disappearing beneath his waistband is sinuous dragon in blues and greens, wreathed in clouds. On the right side is a phoenix, rainbow-hued, whose tail vanishes beneath his waistband, as well.