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Zee Adelbertsmiter

AKA

Moon Called

  • Siebold Adelbertsmiter of the Black Forest73
  • Siebold Adelbertkrieger aus dem Schwarzenwald172

Iron Kissed

  • Dark Smith of Drontheim90

Frost Burned

  • Loan Maclibhuin205

Physical Description

Moon Called

  • His chosen form was moderately tall, balding, with a little potbelly. His face was craggy, but not unattractively so- just enough to give it character160

Blood Bound

  • Looked like a fiftyish, thinnish (with a little potbelly), grumpy man50

Iron Kissed

  • Fine white hair6
  • Wrinkled, age-spotted skin7

Silver Borne

  • Cool gray eyes74

Storm Cursed

  • Weighs maybe a hundred fifty pounds349

Injuries

Zee Adelbertsmiter Injuries & Scars
Mercy Thompson Series #9: Fire Touched
Injury Type/Scar Notes
Bad limp, other unknown injuries160 Other Fae

Appearances & Mentions

Classification

Description

Moon Called

  • Zee preferred the modern American term “gremlin,” which he felt better fit his talents72
  • Was killing werewolves when this country was still a Viking colony73
  • One of the oldest of the Fae150
  • He’d worn it so long that he was more comfortable in human guise160
  • Liked the modern era, with its steel and electricity, better than the old days because there was more for a Metallzauber, a gremlin, to do than build swords to kill other folk297

Iron Kissed

  • Perfectly capable of killing49
  • Zee is a gremlin only because he claims he is51
  • He changed, dropping his glamour. This Zee was a good ten inches taller than normal and his skin was polished teak instead of age-spotted German pale. Glistening hair that could have been gold or gray in better light was braided in a tail that hung down over one shoulder and reached past his waist. Zee's ears were pointed and decorated with small white slivers of bone threaded through piercings that ran all the way around them303

Bone Crossed

  • Is able to cast spells that can hide non-magical things while touching them40

Silver Borne

  • He dropped his glamour without fanfare or drama. One moment he was the tallish skinny old man with a little rounded belly and age spots on his neck and hands, and the next he was a tall, sleek warrior with skin dark as wet bark. Sunlight tinted his hair gold. It hung in a thick braid that flowed over one shoulder and hung lower than his belt. The last time I'd seen him, his pointed ears had been pierced many times, and he had worn bone earrings in the piercings. There were no decorations at all286
  • Zee's true face was uncanny- beautiful, proud, and cruel286
  • There are no others like Zee290
  • There aren't very many fae who could open a back entrance into a fairy queen's lair291

Frost Burned

  • He was no slender, balding old man- his sharp-featured face was both unaged and ancient, with skin the color of fumed oak. His body showed the musculature of a man who spent his days before a hot fire bending metal to his will- wide shoulders and taut flesh that new hard work211
  • White-gold hair slicked down over Zee's shoulders like a waterfall of pale wheat211
  • Without glamour, his slate gray eyes were brighter and odder-colored215
  • Zee's magic had a flavor, one that spoke of oil, metal, movement, and red heat221

Night Broken

  • Created Excalibur25

Fire Touched

  • Could feel a tracking device transmit223

Storm Cursed

  • Could tell the difference between zombies who were turned into zombies by black magic and zombies who were also black-magic users341
  • His real form might tip the scales at two hundred to two hundred-ten pounds349

Affiliation

Residence

Family & Significant Other

Son - Tad Adelbertsmiter

Night Broken

  • Went on a two-month drinking binge after Tad's mom had died of cancer74

Occupation

Character Traits & Facts

Moon Called

  • Zee didn’t have the kind of money the older fae generally amass133
  • Owns a truck160

Iron Kissed

  • Zee's truck was older than Mercy. The upholstery wasn't in as good a shape as the engine6

Storm Cursed

  • Lived for nearly a century in a valley below a dragon's lair342

Education, Work Experience & Languages

Languages

Iron Kissed

  • Speaks German9
  • When he is angry, speaks in old German55

Bone Crossed

  • Speaks Spanish51

Spirituality & Personality

Blood Bound

  • He is not sentimental53

Iron Kissed

  • Zee had no patience with fools—or anyone else for that matter14
  • Doesn't think very highly of Christianity97
  • Zee could be cantankerous but he wasn’t stupid98
  • Zee didn’t make threats153
  • Zee seldom forgives trespasses234

Bone Crossed

  • is not a people person49

Silver Borne

  • Zee is almost always grumpy200
  • He’d been one to avoid if you could and to treat very, very courteously if you couldn’t. He’d mellowed a little with age and didn’t disembowel anyone who displeased him anymore287

River Marked

  • Never gives anything for nothing77

Frost Burned

  • Mellowed with age; no more killing people because they annoy him; no more making crazy weapons that will inevitably cause more problems than they solve because he had a bad day and wanted to destroy a civilization or two206
  • Paranoid old fae206
  • Has wry humor225

Fire Touched

  • Doesn't play games160
  • Seldom cares for other people's opinions at the best of times187
  • Does a lot of small kindnesses209
  • Not petty, and Mercy had never seen him be cruel209

Talents & Skills

Moon Called

  • Knows more about cars and what made them run than a team of Detroit engineers7

Silver Borne

  • Once said there was nothing he couldn't fix72

Fire Touched

  • Was very good at reading between the lines when he cared to160

Health & Fitness

Quirks

Moon Called

  • He liked to play the gruff, nasty old man- but he had a marshmallow heart134

Iron Kissed

  • Didn't swear much, and never in English17
  • When he's angry he swears in German. Not modern German52
  • Steelers fan80
  • Likes tartar sauce on his fries80

Bone Crossed

  • Zee loved gadgets45
  • Has a strange sense of humour287

Silver Borne

  • Not fond of Latin music70
  • Appreciates modern technology282

River Marked

  • Trouble remembering the names of customers; were known by their vehicle160

Frost Burned

  • Makes a clicking noise with his tongue when confronted with a particularly difficult fix on a car66
  • Has around fifty power caches spread somewhere206

Storm Cursed

  • Wore wire-framed glasses when doing close work132
  • Always sat so no one could sit behind him. It was why he had a truck285

Relationships

Zee and Mercy

Moon Called

  • Zee often ran the garage if Mercy had to be out of town73
  • Gave Mercy her first job out of college158
  • Zee had been very careful to break Mercy of the habit of thanking a fae163
  • Tried to get Zee to tell her stories before, but like the werewolves, he would not say much. The past holds too many shadows172

Blood Bound

  • He only used Mercy's full name when he was angry with her50
  • Mercy may have bought the business from him, but when they worked together, he still gave the orders. Part of it was habit, but a larger part of it was that, though Mercy is a good mechanic, Zee is magic. Literally and figuratively52
  • Hired Mercy partly because he has a tendency to get bored with the easy stuff52

Iron Kissed

  • Taught Mercy how to build and engine from the ground up5
  • He’d given Mercy the means to kill the vampires responsible for Warren’s limp and the nightmares that were leaving fine lines around his eyes5
  • ask for Mercy's help because someone had been killing fae in the reservation. Zee thought her nose might be able to pick out the killer64
  • Zee had been her friend for a decade, she knew very little about the fae side of his life; didn’t know what he looked like beneath his glamour85
  • Trying to figure out who Zee had once been was one of her favorite hobbies91
  • Zee was already mad at Mercy for sharing information when he was arrested150

Bone Crossed

  • Zee still felt guilty enough, because she got hurt trying to help him158
  • Even when Zee was Mercy's boss, he wasn’t168
  • In her garage, every tool is exactly where it belongs at the end of the day. Sometimes there’s a little friction when Zee has been in there because they have a different idea of where some of the tools should be195

Silver Borne

  • Zee was really in charge when he came in. Even though Mercy had bought the shop from him and now paid him to come in, they both knew who was the better mechanic, and Zee had been her boss for a long time72

River Marked

  • Zee argued with Bran for the honor of giving Mercy away32

Frost Burned

  • Never said good-bye to Mercy when he left just left a note telling her to be patient and not contact him65

Night Broken

  • Medea likes him24

Fire Touched

  • The only fae Mercy trusted enough to consider a friend was Zee157

Smoke Bitten

  • Zee was Mercy's very good friend, and useful in all sorts of ways3

Zee and the Fae

Chat Archives

  • Zee is unique. He started out as one thing, and built himself into something else. There are other fae like him – all of the Gray Lords are like that2008-11-08
  • Zee's not quite – quite in that [Gray Lord] power category, yet. But no one crosses him lightly2008-11-08
  • On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being brownies and the like and 10 being the Gray Lords, Zee is an 8, he can rise to a 9 when really angry, The Fideal is a 3 or 4, though this would depend on if Zee and The Fideal are working within their area of expertise2008-11-08

Moon Called

  • Zee was convinced the reservations were only a first step in the Gray Lords’ plans18
  • Zee knew everyone in the fae community72
  • Forced public by the Gray Lords150

Blood Bound

  • Zee had been forced to come out a few years ago by the Gray Lords who rule the fae (like the werewolves, the fae had come out a little at a time to avoid alarming the public49

Iron Kissed

  • Zee’d risked the wrath of the Gray Lords to loan Mercy a couple of the treasures of the fae8
  • Too many of the fae treated him with awed respect for him not to be in stories somewhere95
  • Has an unreasoning fear of the Gray Lords172

Silver Borne

  • Was a fae other fae gave a good deal of respectful space to195
  • Zee had no influence with Ariana266

Frost Burned

  • Holed up in the fae reservation in Walla Walla after one of the fae Gray Lords declared the fae to be a separate and sovereign nation9
  • Whatever else Zee is, he is fae, first21
  • Doesn't think the death of the otterkins was a tragedy65

Night Broken

  • He killed Lugh because he was more interested in making a cool weapon than killing someone who might be a danger to the world—but, as he likes to point out, it served both purposes, so he is happy to take credit. The fae world heaved a sigh of relief, shook their collective and disorganized finger at Zee, and then went about their business79
  • Zee would be hard to hold if he didn’t want to stay somewhere. He’d gone to the reservation voluntarily—hostilely voluntarily, but voluntarily nonetheless224
  • Beauclaire may not like him, but no one can hold such a one as the Dark Smith of Drontheim when he is unwilling. There are too many old fae who forget what they once knew and believe in the old quarrelsome man they see. There will be no need for a rescue attempt, and indeed, such an effort might backfire. You will not be able to contact them, however, until matters play out292

Fire Touched

  • Zee didn't like many people, but he was soft on Aiden68
  • Zee wouldn't even walk across the street at the bidding of the fae- not after they put Tad in jeopardy163
  • Plans to deal with the fae who have offended him in such a way that others avoid annoying him for another century or two187
  • Never joined the Gray Lords because no one had asked him198

Zee and His Wife

Iron Kissed

  • Zee wasn't dealing well with his wife passing169

Fire Touched

  • He was forced to marry his wife, and he thought it would be easy so he allowed it. Then he fell in love for the first time. When she died- he was very angry. Angry at the Gray Lords who made him make himself vulnerable286

Storm Cursed

  • Zee's wife died from cancer and Zee had tried to drink himself to oblivion297

Zee and Tad

Frost Burned

  • Taught magic the way he taught mechanicking - by making Tad do all the work while he stood behind him and made acerbic corrections223

Zee and Mundanes

Moon Called

  • Knew what Tony’s name was but called him the Politze; he even liked him, though he did his best to hide it. He just disapproved of letting the human authorities get too close134

Blood Bound

  • Hatred has its own scent. When Zee first came out, there was a group of people who’d marched around the shop with placards. Some of them came out one night and spray painted FAIRYLAND in angry red letters across my garage doors56

Iron Kissed

  • Has been registered with the BFA for seven years49
  • Was arrested for allegedly killing O'Donnell46
  • Tony had been one of the arresting officers81
  • Zee would like Mercy's pastor—everyone liked Pastor Julio97
  • Feels it is a habit of humans to put labels on things102

Bone Crossed

  • Mercy's mother didn’t like Zee. She blamed him for her decision to stay in the Tri-Cities and fix cars instead of finding a teaching job38

Frost Burned

  • Liked Gabriel and Jesse-and adored, though he'd never have admitted it out loud, the little hellions who were Gabriel's sisters65
  • Gabriel had seen what Zee could do for a car and had acquired a case of hero worship for the grumpy old fae21

Zee and Wolves

Moon Called

  • Was killing werewolves when this country was still a Viking colony68

Iron Kissed

  • From a story Samuel heard: the Dark Smith was a genius and a malicious bastard, a son of the King of Norway. The sword he made had a nasty habit of turning on the man who wielded it95

Frost Burned

  • Forbidden to give aid to anyone associated with the werewolf packs67
  • Used to hunt werewolves; had an encounter with Asil once (outsmarted Zee for three weeks in high winter in the Alps213
  • Asil had triumphed over one of his blades213

Night Broken

  • Honey likes Zee83

Zee and Vampires

Moon Called

  • Thinks vampires are bad news132
  • He knows something of vampires166

Bone Crossed

  • For an evil bloodsucker, thinks Stefan is not a bad sort40

Silver Borne

  • Zee didn’t like vampires, much74
zee_adelbertsmiter.txt · Last modified: 2022/05/09 02:02 by theirine