Sekkai Zero StrifeTitle:
Warrior of the Aetherian BladeAge:
"Wha...why is that any of your business?!"Appearance:
Sekkai has a gently rounded face with green eyes, a small upturned nose and somewhat pouty lips. Her hair is a short and messy boyish cut, with two large feline tiger ears poking out from the mess of hair. She has an hourglass build, with rather large curves and a relatively slim midsection, arms and legs toned with slight muscle. Her striped tiger tail is about two and a half feet long and quite fluffy.Race:
Half tiger catgirl, half Atherian. Atherians are a special breed of human that had died out after Sekkai's birth, and tend to be indistinguishable from humans in most cases.Racial abilities:
The defining abilities of the Atherians are their extremely heightened affinity to all six natural elements (fire, water, earth, wind, light and darkness) of the earth, some even able to alter their bodies with what look to be angelic wings. Sekkai, being a half-breed however, can only control three elements proficiently; fire, wind and light elements. Though shat she lacks in Atherian abilities she makes up for with her feline abilities, given deceptively great speed and strength, her sense of smell and hearing is much greater than any ordinary human's, but she has little magical ability on her own.
Using her Atherian control over the elementals however, she gives herself three boosts. One being the ability to use the wind to increase her speed and attacking force. In addition, her affinity to the wind combined with her feline senses allows her the limited ability to read the wind currents and even feel changed in the atmosphere to an extent (ie; able to feel ionization in the air preceding an attack with lightning). The second blessing of the elements being the ability to use her control over fire to give herself a massive resistance to it. However, extremely powerful flame attacks can overwhelm her defenses in time. Lastly, the ability to use light and holy energies gives her a fair boost to her abilities to use restorative and holy abilities. She has also recently figured out how to tap into the levitation abilities of the element of light, able to create a pair of prismatic wings that allow her flight...however, the usefulness of this ability is offset by how much mana it eats away. When she isn't on earth (or a very similar planet) itself, however, her racial abilities are crippled, her elemental abilities suffering from it.Magical abilities:
On her right hand under her glove is a strange runic etching. Called the Copycat rune, this is where a majority of Sekkai's miscellaneous abilities come from. Its function originally to analyze weapons and match their power perfectly, Sekkai took it from where it was being developed, and it latched onto her as a host. Her imperfect magical abilities however keeps her from using it to its full potential, resulting in unrefined uses of others' abilities when used; something that can be easily utilized against her. Instead, she uses it to analyze opponents' fighting styles to look for openings, or to figure out how to counter them. Sometimes, she even uses it to weave techniques and spells together to create something brand new, so she'll often make up new attacks on the fly. She can only use it reliably in short bursts, so if pulled into a difficult fight she might lose control. On occasion, the rune CAN activate on its own to counteract dangerous situations.Weapons:
Sekkai has a large variety of weapons on her person, the main one being her massive sword that she calls the Angel Edge. Left to her by her father, the massive blade is covered with a thin sheathe of rune-cut diamond over the silvery blade. Invisible until active, both the blade itself and the diamond covering have runes etched into their surface, made to enhance Sekkai's Atherian abilities, allows her to charge the blade with any of the six elementals' energies. The blade can even be activated and released, allowing the blade some measure of autonomy in its unleashing of its elemental abilities...though it can be hard on the blade itself. The diamond however is also able to be changed in shape into a gauntlet to cover her right hand, giving Sekkai the ability to focus and cast magic even with her minimal reserves of natural mana.
Extra weapons include the brown hip pack she wears, filled with transformational, poisonous, acidic, and healing compounds created through alchemy. Looped in her belt are various knives of different make and length, mostly used for long range throwing or extremely tight quarters. She is also capable of hand to hand fighting, though she very much prefers blades. Being one to fight fair for the most part, she noticably refrains from using her potions in most fights.History:
Born to Archael, One of the last Atherians, and Nene, a tiger catgirl like herself, Sekkai was orphaned at a young age after a bounty hunter killed her father and mother. At that time, she was actually a boy. Seko, as his name was, grew up on the outskirts of a small village near the wilderness. Through his feline instincts, he was able to survive mostly on his own by occasionally stealing bits of food from the nearby village, and even though he stole, the villagers found the boy to be rather amiable, even civilizing the young cat child by schooling him. A passing swordsman however gave him something to dream for when he was older; being a master swordsman! So taking it upon himself, he trained with a toy sword for many a year until he turned ten, when his life changed drastically.
Coming home late one night, Seko was taken away from the village by a group he later found to be called Genesis, who put him to use by training him to fight, to grow strong enough for an experiment they had been planning, even being made to enforce some of their laws. Years passed until, at age fourteen, Seko, with the help of one of the other test subjects there, stole out one night with their current experiment, which he called to Copycat rune, which had bound to his hand during the ensuing escape...though the other test subject was not quite so lucky to escape. Years passed, and he fought many battles, meeting many rivals along the way. However, during one such travel he encountered a woman being harassed by another man and, being as he is, challenged him to leave the woman alone. This however turned out to be a mistake, as Seko lost rather handily to the man, and even got cursed into being a woman for his troubles...In his quest to turn male once more, she managed to meet many new friends...one of which was Azalea Cloud. She quickly became best of friends with the woman, even literally becoming her sister at one point! With time, she even grow to enjoy her locked female form...even when she succeeded in breaking the curse, she decided to keep her female body.
However...not all was meant to be, as she was caught up in some time travel business involving future versions of her friends and, in the ensuing chaos, was pitted in battle against one of her friends; a women she had come to love, turned into an interdimensional being, and, in trying to save the woman she loved, was lost between dimensions...eventually drifting her way into this plane of existence...where no one had ever seen or heard of her...What will she do now that she's in this new timeline and dimension...?Current Copied abilities and techniques
: Taken from the Anansi Mage, Lea Plath
in their first fight, this magical spell allows Sekkai to instantaneously project a wall of force at an opponent. The spell itself can also be focused through the runes in her blade, allowing her strikes to carry an extra blast of force upon contact.Rune of the Indomitable
: A passive ability taken from her fight with the Dread Lord of the Elements (and Forklifts), Slum
, projecting this rune upon her body allows the woman to anchor herself against almost any force her opponent can summon against her. ...however, without proper protection, it does not
protect her from the actual damage of the attack. Due to the imperfect copy, she will still find herself skidding back ever-so-slowly if the force does not let up on her.Magnetism
: Taken from the Loudest Naiad of the Land, Clarise
, this ability...does exactly what it says. It allows her to project a magnetic field around an item of her choice, metallic or not, allowing it to cling to any sufficiently magnetic surface. It doesn't last forever, but it usually doesn't need to.Portals
: Taken from the Demonic Something of the Something, Iggie
, this enables her to create a pair of medium to small-sized portals almost anywhere she may please, even in mid-air. Due to the imperfect copy, Sekkai cannot make any portal big enough for anything larger than a typical house cat to jump through, if even that. As such, she cannot use it to travel through. However, they are particularly useful for transporting vials or long range attacks from one spot to another...now that's thinking with portals™!Additional info:
Due to massive damage to her soul due to unknown events in the past, Sekkai's soul is at current fractured, leaving her extremely vulnerable to spiritual damage.
Silver Demon of the DragonkinAge:
Unknown; looks to be about 26Height:
Standing tall, the man has medium-length silver hair with his bangs grown out in such a way to swoop over his left eye. His right eye is a dark blue and, under his hair he wears an eyepatch over his left eye. His body looks to be rather thin, though he usually tends to be covered in a long, dirty brown cloak with a ragged t-shirt and jeans worn underneath, along with a scuffed, dirty pair of black combat boots. On his hands are twin armored gauntlets. His body however is toned with muscle from years of fighting, scars along his upper arms and chest. The cloak however hides a secret; it is weighted for training purposes, the weights also serving as flexible armor that can shield him against some elemental attacks.Race:
Dragon kin; special breed of beastfolk that descend from dragons and have certain dragonic abilities depending on what they inherit.Racial Abilities:
Differing between dragon kin, Kazaki's ability lies in his left, covered dragonic eye. When uncovered it allows him to physically see mana stores and spells being crafted, allowing him greated magical ability through manipulating it directly. It does, however, distract him from the physical world so he usually keeps it covered.Magical Abilities:
Kazaki has a variety of spells, from minor black magic spells to spells meant to confuse the opponent. However, when his dragonic eye is revealed, he gains access to his most powerful, sometimes reality-altering spells, including the ability to mentally paralyze an opponent, dulling their senses for scant seconds to make himself seem as though he teleported, allowing him to avoid attacks or startle the opponent, as well as the ability to swap locations with his opponent, achieved by placing a small teleportation circle on the ground. Should the opponent step on it, he can freely take their place on the spot, swapping their positions. His most destructive ability however is to coat his hands in destructive mana, allowing him to physically shred apart any spell thrown at him and carve through armor, though it will injure his body from being so close to the destructive energies.
Another ability he has is one he gained from his monk companion, allowing him to tap into the force of his 'chakra', or the mana inside his body, allowing him to use it directly in hand to hand attacks or regulate his body's condition to give him some minor healing abilities. Also notable is his significant hand to hand skill, for the times in which he is unable to use his weapons, having emulated his fallen comrade.Weapons:
Kazaki has a variety of weapons available to him, the main one being his chain sword. A mechanical marvel, the weapon looks like a normal sword until Kazaki squeezes the switch under the handguard, separating the blade into segments connected by gains, extending the sword into a long, bladed whip, able to wrap around his opponents to slice them up. He also carries an old, leather whip with barbs at the end, a memento of a fallen comrade, a thief. Its modest look disguises its true abilities, the inside being extremely magnetic; perfect for taking metallic items away from opponents. The barbs are poisoned, which when scratching an opponent make their limbs numb and sluggish. At his back he carries an ancient, tattered grimoire; another item of a former ally's, the thick cover effective as a shield and the contents ripe with magical spells for him to choose from.History: Acessing GENESIS archives...done.
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Kazaki grew up in a small tribe of dragon kin, far away from any human settlements. He was one of the weaker of the bunch, his only dragonic power being the ability to see mana. They were a stubborn bunch, holding their beliefs closer than reason. They were tasked with holding one of the elemental conduits of the world, as were most of the beast tribes. War however broke out between the human military and the beast tribes. At sixteen, Kazaki was taken along with a hunting party but was separated from his tribe during an attack and captured by a group of human soldiers. He was only saved by a young thief out to loot the caravan as they slept. He and she became fast friends, even though she was one of the humans his tribe so despised. During their adventures, they came across a human mage soldier who was left behind during an attack on a beast clan for his refusal to kill the 'beasts' they so hated. Together, the three decided to try and stop the war, all the death and destruction, not knowing what they would get themselves involved in...
Breaking into one of the soldiers' encampments in the dead of night, they happened upon something worrisome. The king of the human kingdom was planning to harness the elemental conduits to control the entire world. But in finding this out, they were confronted with one of the king's most loyal generals, a monk of unrivaled power who had been lead to believe that this war was the only choice they had. Through fighting off the powerful general, the trio proved their skills to the man, and got him to listen to their plea. Promising them as much assistance as he could give, the four heroes began their fight against the overbearing king, and over many long, hard fought battles, the four warriors made their way to the capitol and struck down the monarch, restoring the beast tribes' control over the elemental conduits...
They came back to Kazaki's village victorious, hardened warriors, and were welcomed back with open arms. Even his once stubborn, proud tribe was willing to celebrate the heroes' safe return, welcoming back their lost son, though they sent him off to get supplies for the celebration. Upon returning, however...he was something awful. His friend's bodies laid out on the ground, surrounded by his own tribesmen. Crouching over the thief, he heard the girl's last words...of how they were struck down when he left. The dragon kin blamed all humankind for their folly. Their sins were punishable by death, they said. Kazaki, one of their own, was given lenience, thrown in a cell with all his companions' bloodied gear. The monk's armored cloak useless when he wasn't prepared...the powerful grimoire was unable to help the mystic mage foresee his downfall...and the thief's whip...not nearly fast enough to save her. After all they had been through...all they had fought for...still, even his tribe was just as selfish and uncaring as the humans he had saved them from. What world would allow such beings to exist?
No...he couldn't let this happen. The world he saved, he fought for...he couldn't stand it...such evil people in the world, so cruel, selfish, uncaring...he had to be rid of them. To save the world, he needed to change this...everything. That night, he broke free of his prison...and took his whole tribe down in a fit of vengeance, before disappearing into the mists of legend.End of file.Kazaki's Tome
(Warning: strong language and violence)Entry One
Extra info -Life force:
What seperates the living from the undead is the energy produced through the soul; the life force of a person. This energy can be used to measure a person's vitality, Tired or weakened people having much less of it. It differs from mana in that even when all mana is expunged from the body, like through casting away all your mana, it stays within the body, allowing it to heal and continue living. Life force can be converted into mana, increasing the user's store of mana drastically if normally ungifted with magical abilities through species or otherwise, or even used directly. The trade-off for such an act, however, is obviously much quicker exhaustion. However, as long as a person retains a reasonable amount of life force within their body, their soul will eventually replenish it within their body; The process sped up through proper care and attention to recovery. However, if someone like Sekkai uses their life force while their soul is in disrepair, it will damage their spirit while replenishing it, speeding up the soul's process of degradation until, finally, the person's soul would break apart completely.Elemental table:
The elemental table of Sekkai and Kazaki's world, and as such, the elemental system they follow, works as follows. The world is governed by six elements: Fire, Water, Wind, Earth, Light, and Darkness. Each elemental also governs certain things found in the natural, and supernatural world.Light:
Governs holy power, and actual light in the world, and levitation.Darkness:
Governs demonic powers, shadow, and gravity.Fire:
Governs heat, flame, and explosives.Water:
Governs water, cold, ice, and healing abilities to some extent.Wind:
Governs the wind, oxygen, and lightning.Earth:
Governs the earth, plants, acids, magnetism, and metals to an extent.Corrupted Mana:
Created through improper, chaotic mixing of different elements of mana, which can do nothing but burn and eat away at whatever it touches or is absorbed into, including any type of mana or matter, but eats itself away in the process. Another way to create corrupted mana is to mix any kind of mana with the caster's pure, unconverted life force, allowing it to feed off the person's life force instead of the mixed mana, allowing the effect to last until the caster dismisses it, which is the basis behind Kazaki's most destructive technique.