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Xavier Cendres
« on: September 21, 2016, 08:15:26 PM »
CHARACTER

Name:
Xavier Cendres

Age:
19

Species and Gender:
Human

Symbol:

Occupation:
Mechanic and Engineer, Aspiring Hunter, 2nd year at Beacon

Appearance:
Xavier has messy red hair that slightly drapes over his face from lack of grooming. His hair falls over his two goggles he uses when he works on his projects. He stands at a impressing 6 feet and weighs about one hundred and sixty pounds. His frame is very stocky and broad-shouldered, fit for heavy lifting. His hands are run down from years of building and experimenting. His eyes are a deep brown which contrast heavily with his pale white skin. The strangest thing about his frame would be his very noticeable lack of arms. Instead there are two bionic combat prosthetics that take their place. They are a lot heavier and bulkier than the ones that Atlas offer looking more like weapons then arms. In battle Xavier carries a dark brown trench coat lined with heavy fur. The coat is filled with hidden pockets and spaces that he uses to store his gadgets and portable projects. The jacket has been imbued with dust to regulate the temperature underneath it. It is much better equipped for surviving the snowy mountains of Atlas. The coat is extremely resilient to the elements and is doesn’t seem to damage like a normal one however it seems to don many stains and dirty patches from previous experiments. Below his jacket Xavier never grew out of his habit of donning overalls. It wouldn’t be strange to find tools hanging out of pockets. Underneath the overalls he wears some armor inspired from the designs of the military armor of Atlas.

History:

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His family is kicked out of their settlement and Xavier is orphaned after his father is taken by soldiers and his mother by the cold
Xavier is adopted by a travelling group of faunus who grow attached to him through their mutual fear/hate of the military
A professor in the group takes him under his wing and teaches him about technology and prosthetics
Xavier and his family raise enough money to send him to Signal and subsequently Beacon

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Born in the snowy mountains of Atlas, Xavier grew up with a mother and father that he could barely remember. His mother was always away from the house trying to earn money to pay the bills and his father’s face was always at the bottom of a bottle. Xavier can remember the ghosts of memories of his father being a retired hunter who had fallen from grace. Drinking and gambling all of his money away until there was nothing left to live on. Xavier remembers very little from this time in his life. However the moment his life was uprooted and tossed to the Atlasian mountains was a day he could never forget.

Atlasian military had come to collect a ‘protection’ tax from the citizens of his settlement. In return for the money they would shelter the habitants of the small village. It was a cruel dollar to be made. The expenses kept rising and the people were running out of ways to pay. When Xavier’s family couldn’t pay they were evicted from their home. Xavier’s father, in an outburst of rage rushed, the guards. It was a rebellion against the injustice his people were being shown. It was the desperate attempt of a dead-beat father to show his son how to fight for what you believed in. Before his very eyes Xavier, for a moment, could see what his father had been. Xavier could see the freedom fighter, the warrior, and the leader that he had always dreamed his father would be. In the next moment he saw machine gun fire rip through his father’s aura as he met the ground with a bloody thud. Together he and his mother staggered out of town, trying to drown out the memories of their injustice in the winds of Atlas.

The pair wandered for days scavenging what little food and water they could find. A week passed and Xavier was orphaned in the snowy graveyard of Atlas. Xavier had found many things in the tundra. He had found true loneliness and isolation, he had found death and despair beyond anything he had ever experienced. He was painfully aware of the futility of continuing his trek through the merciless wastelands of Atlas but for some reason he kept moving. He did not know if it was because he was trying to prove fate wrong or if it was out of spite for the world. Nevertheless, one foot in front of the other, he pressed forward. Xavier’s determination was rewarded in the form of a travelling caravan that found him collapsed in his snow.

His rescuers were a group of travelling faunus escaping persecution. A group of people fleeing from the same reason that he was. For a moment in time they were not faunus helping a human child but fellow refugees trying to survive. After nursed back to health Xavier noticed something odd. These people weren’t just merchants and traders. These were people of all walks of life, teachers, blacksmith, tailors, farmers, and children were all fleeing from the threat. Xavier was filled with hope, hope for a brighter future and a chance to live. However things were not all as they should have been. You see Xavier had lost his arms to the fangs of winter. They had to be amputated and Xavier was resigned to live the rest of his life as a cripple. Or so he thought.

Amongst the faunus who rescued him was a professor named Richter. He had taught at an advanced university for mechanization and prosthetics. Outraged at how his family was being treated he left with his wife and son. However much to their horror, the couple had lost their son to one of the tragedies that befell the travelling group mere months after their start. When Xavier had arrived to the group it was as if god was giving them a second chance. Richter fitted Xavier with arms made of scrape metal the group could scrounge up and raised him as he would his own son. Xavier grew fast under tutelage of his new family. He learned the values of kindness, compassion, and bravery while also doubling as an apprentice for Richter. Xavier learned quickly, having nothing better to do then read the books that his father had stolen before he quit. Xavier developed a passion for machines and innovation. Whenever he could he would tinker and build tiny machine that he could sell for a small fortune at the nearest town. The years flew by and as they did, so did the bond between Xavier and his parents. By he was 15; Xavier had read and nearly memorized the entire textbook much to his father’s chagrin. Nothing would break in the small group that would remain broken for long.

Eventually the moment that both parents knew was coming came. With a little bit of help from his adopted parents, Xavier had saved enough money to be on his own. Xavier had his whole life in front of him and he was going to make a difference. He would fight for the injustice that was shown to him when he was a child. Determined to become strong enough to fight for the defenceless, Xavier decided to travel to the land of equal opportunity to pursue a life of a huntsman. Xavier would travel Vale. With tears in their eyes and farewells exchanged the child they raised marched towards the border of Vale. Xavier would never forget the debt that he owed to them.

After getting his citizenship he immediately signed up for Signal. He flew by the academic portion but struggled in combat. The lack of sufficient arms held him at a disadvantage. Submerging himself in work and projects Xavier was determined to get better, he just needed an upgrade. Selling tons of gadgets and small inventions he slowly drew up and forged his new set of arms. These would be combat ready and able to fend off Grim without much trouble. Their bulky design and heavily armoured frame provided the perfect mix of offense and defense. All he needed to do now was get strong enough to lift them. By the end of his career in Signal he had significantly advanced his education in dust and technology. He was also able to go toe to toe with grim well enough to pass his exam. Xavier also discovered his semblance and aura; while extremely volatile (due to his lack of aura exposure) he couldn’t deny it was effective. Overall things were looking up for him, he had caught up to his fellow students in combat ability and far surpassed most in ingenuity. Now it was time for Beacon.

His first year in Beacon was surprisingly uneventful. A few tweaks to his arms here and there. Ashen Snow his new primary weapon was forged from the new income and a few more gadgets/inventions were added to his arsenal.

 

 Personality:
Xavier is pretty smart and greatly prides himself on this fact. His knowledge was something that his adopted parents gave him and he refuses to hide it. Xavier offersadvice and knowledge on subjects to his friends to help them...helpful or not. Combined with a natural ignorance he comes of a little more “know-it-all” instead of helpful. Despite this,Xavier is a very compassionate and kind soul at heart. He sympathises with people’s struggles and tries to help them the most he can. Xavier’s hobbies haven’t changed much over the past couple of years. One can still find him usually tinkering away with an invention or another. However, after being exposed to the new culture in Vale, Xavier has been trying to try other hobbies. Drawing and Cooking seem to have grabbed his interest. Though eating anything he cooks might result in poisoning, death, and or permanent blindness. Xavier has an extreme prejudice against the military and never gets along well with them or people who mindlessly support their actions. While he is kind, Xavier is never afraid to get violent with racists and people who threaten the innocent. His weakest trait would be his disorganization. Leaving everything everywhere, never put him in charge of a unit or he might lose the rest of his team. Xavier’s strongest trait is his determination. He is never willing to leave something half finished.

Aura and Semblance:
Xavier’s semblance is Steam Titan

Aura colour: Rust

Steam Titan allows Xavier to charge his body parts with energy to deliver devastating blows. Parts that are charged with his semblance seem to start glowing red due to his aura showing through the extensive channelling. When a body part charged with this semblance collides with an object a large amount of pressurized steam is released that blows back and scalds targets. This semblance can also extend to objects but the object must be touching Xavier’s person and once an item is dropped it loses its charge. Overusing this semblance has a downfall, if Xavier uses this semblance for an extended period amount of time his body goes into overheat. In overheat Xavier cannot channel his semblance at all and he finds his body extremely weak. Xavier regains his semblance control over a period of time but not his strength. Re-activating his semblance after overheating could cause permanent damage to his body.
Steam titan can be infused with dust canisters to provide an array of different affects. When combined with dust any part enhanced with steam titan is coated with the element (IE: fire would make a sort of blanket of flames around the body part.). While the semblance is being boosted with a dust canister it continuously drains it. Lasting up to 3mins.

Combat Behaviour:
In combat Xavier is always an optimist in bad situation he thinks logically under high-pressured spots to seek a way for victory. Xavier prefers to analyse and test his opponent’s abilities before he goes all out in a fight measuring their speed and strength trying to determine their weaknesses. While in combat Xavier uses his Hammer combined with his enhanced bionic arms to deal massive damage to targets. Used in conjunction, his arms and hammer deliver a great amount of destruction; combined with his semblance his close range is not something an enemy wants to toy with. In ranged combat Xavier’s gadgets have limited use and while he may use his Cannon to blow-up his enemies he cannot channel his semblance through the ranged projectiles. Xavier lacks the speed to close the gap between himself and his opponents. His arms, hammer, and gadgets add a lot of weight to his person so speed is never his forte. Additionally Xavier’s reaction time to events is slow. He falls easily to opponents who use extreme speed to wear him out faster than he can burst them down.

WEAPON

Name:
Ashen Snow

Primary Form:
A large war hammer that Xavier uses to smash and deliver blunt blows to opponents. The handle is a large almost pole-like adorned with engravings of gears with a red grips. The handle extends to the head, which is a large formation of bronze and brass coloured pipes and gears. At the adjacent ends of the formation like two large circles made of a very strong metal from the metal works of Vale. In-between the two ends in the middle of the pipe and gear formation is a decorative gear with “In the Lords we trust.” Engraved around the gear.

Secondary Form:
 The ends of the hammer move away from the center as the cogs and gears in the formation whirl at high speeds. 4 rods appear at the top of the hammer. One thick pipe emerges in the center. In this form it is carried at waist height and acts as a cannon which fires dust imbued rounds into its target. The default rounds are a neutrally aligned dust, which pack quite a punch. The rounds are very dense projectiles fired very fast designed to tear through the tough hides of Grimm. The most comparable thing to the ammunition Xavier uses is an artillery shell. To compensate the cool down time on the cannon function is longer than Xavier would like. Normal rounds have a cooldown of 2 seconds in-between each shot. Lightning rounds have a cooldown of 5 seconds. Incendiary rounds have a cooldown of 10 seconds in-between each shot. Xavier is forced to choose carefully when and where to use each shot lest he be put in an undesirable situation where he needs a shell but can’t use one. This forces him to strategize what type, how much, and where to put the damage he wants to dish out. Not to mention that the kick back on the cannon is large enough that he has to remain stationary when he fires it. (The cool downs act independently of each other.)

Tertiary Form:
The third form is for easy transportation. Starting in the hammer form the rod like handle kaleidoscopes itself into the head of the hammer. The ends of the hammer draw in as close as possible to the head as a protective case covers the entire ensemble making it appear as some sort of suitcase.

Dust Functions:
Dust canisters may be placed into Ashen snow to yield many different effects however the weapon has only been made compatible for lightning and fire dust to be used. Using an elemental dust crystal augments the cannon to be able to shoot that element. Around 30 shots per crystal and while he does carry extras it takes around 30 seconds to reload a single one, not very combat efficient. Fire allows the cannon to fire a shot that travels and grows bigger as it flies. When the round reaches its distance limit or collides with an object it explodes in a sphere covering all it hits in fire.  The lightning round fires at an extremely fast rate cutting the air it hits. When it collides with an object it send a strong electrical current through the target frying them. If the shell collides, the lightning will spread to another target in a short radius. In hammer form he can use the dust to enhance his blows. Fire dust lights Ashen Snow aflame and deals burns to those who stand in its way. Lightning dust allows the hammer to strike at extreme speeds and electrocute its victims.

History:
Ashen Snow was designed by Xavier in an attempt to adopt a better primary weapon that could fight Grimm from close and long range.

Gadgets

Name:
S-1 Dust tech force field

Description:
A force field made out of energy, powered by dust crystals. It surrounds the area it encompasses with a small energy field that absorbs hits. It can take about 5 hits from a heavy weapon (Hammer, Axe), 10 from a normal weapon (Swords, mace, scythe), 20 from light weapons (dagger, knives). It can take about 10 seconds of machine gun fire or 3 sniper rifle shots.


Name:
C-87 Avian bomb “Homing Pigeons”

Description:
They are tiny brass birds
that look like toys to the naked eye. They fly at high speeds to home in on their target. Their explosions are small and usually used for distraction or to disrupt a opponent. A tweeting sound is made as they fly. Think of them like flying flash bangs with a small damaging effect when they directly hit.

Name:
C-53 Scouting Swarm Unit “Stink Bugs”

Description:
Tiny bronze beetles. The purpose of these gadgets is to fly and scout areas ahead of Xavier. He usually displaces them in swarm to cover a large area at once. They display lots of different information much like many tiny computers with different sensors.

Name:
Bionic Arms

Description:
His father first made the bionic arms for Xavier Cendres. In the beginning they were barley passable arms made of scrape metal. However after some re-design from Xavier he was able to make two combat reader death machines. They were designed to be extremely sturdy and strong, made out of some of the best metals that Richter could forge. The arms reach to Xavier’s higher back, connecting at his shoulder plates. Even if a novice were to glance at them they would be able to see that they were made for combat. Many reinforcing hydraulic and pneumatic systems make the gauntlets able to life weights many times more then any normal man. The gauntlets operating at peek functionality may lift up to 1000 pounds without breaking or straining.

Name:
Gear and Cogs tool-kit

Description:

A tool kit comprised of various different tools that Xavier uses to tinker and build gadgets in his spare time. This kit contains may mundane items such as engineering wire, many screwdrivers, sockets, wrenches, ratchets, oil, a small knife, pliers and so on so forth. The kit looks like too gears that Xavier twists to open the box. 


« Last Edit: February 12, 2017, 11:53:26 PM by Timeworker »
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Re: Xavier Cendres
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 05:08:49 PM »
If I recall, one of the issues holding up reapproval is the fact that Sfumata doesn't currently exist and we, or I, don't know if ecks plans on porting it over. Someone else is going to have to give you a final verdict on that, though, not me.

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Xavier’s semblance is Steam Titan

Aura colour: Rust

Xavier’s semblance is Steam Titan

Aura colour: Rust
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Re: Xavier Cendres
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 07:02:52 PM »
Can we move this to MIA or WIP while I think of a solution. Also if I wanted to change his background to atlas (more fitting for what I have in mind) is that possible?
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Re: Xavier Cendres
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 07:54:02 PM »
You can do whatever you want, man, as long as it makes sense/is consistent.

Moving to WIP.
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Re: Xavier Cendres
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2016, 11:49:45 PM »
Forgot to mention that Ecks have the okay for Sfumata. Would you like to proceed?
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Re: Xavier Cendres
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2016, 03:59:50 PM »
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A forcefield made out of energy, powered by dust crystals. It surrounds the area it emcompases with a small energy field that absorbs hits. It can take about 5 hits from a heavy weapon (Hammer,Axe), 10 from a normal weapon (Swords,mace,scythe), 20 from light weapons (dagger,knives). It can take about 20 seconds of machine gun fine or 3 sniper rifle shots.
20 seconds of machine gun fire is quite a few hits.

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Typical cyclic rates of fire are 600–900 RPM for assault rifles, 1,000-1,100 RPM in some cases, 900-1,200 RPM for submachine guns and machine pistols, and 600-1,200 RPM for machine guns.
10 R/s - 20 R/s
200 Rounds - 400 Rounds

I think it needs a slight tune-down. I'd also rather have you go with a set number of hits rather than a duration. I suppose you could do both as long as the number of hits was the primary factor and the duration was just a visualization of said number of hits.

Other values seem fine.

Also, there seems to be a couple of areas with extra line-breaks. Please get rid of them.
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Re: Xavier Cendres
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2016, 04:09:55 PM »
Line breaks fixed and I cut that number in half

Also I added some extra description to the cannon to flesh it out. Please check if it still passes
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Re: Xavier Cendres
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2016, 11:39:34 PM »
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The default rounds are a neutrally aligned dust which pack quite a punch.
Explain please.

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The rounds are designed to tear through the tough hides of Grimm and are very dense projectiles fired very fast.
Reverse sentence order.

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Using a elemental dust augments the cannon to be able to shoot that element.
For how many shots?

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Fire allows the cannon to fire a shot that travels and grows bigger as it flies.
This is fine.

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The projectile is unlike any other by the fact it actually gains power the further it travels.
But this is not. In fact, this idea was specifically denied recently.

Also, the huge amount of space after gadgets is still there.
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Re: Xavier Cendres
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2016, 01:22:05 PM »
1. Neutrally Aligned dust as in it doesn't have an element it just is raw energy (much like the crystal ones that you see powering lights around vale)
2. Reversed sentence order
3. 30 shots per crystal and long crystal reloading time
4. Removed the cool projectile thing, I didn't know something like that got denied
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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2016, 01:59:14 PM »
Transfer approved.
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Re: Xavier Cendres
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2016, 09:14:33 PM »
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CHARACTER

Name:
Xavier Cendres

Age:
19

Species and Gender:
Human

Symbol:

Occupation:
Mechanic and Engineer, Aspiring Hunter, 3rd year at Beacon

Appearance:
Xavier has messy red hair that slightly drapes over his face from lack of grooming. His hair falls over his two goggles he uses when he works on his projects. He stands at a impressing 6 feet and weighs about one hundred and sixty pounds. In battle Xavier carries a dark brown trench coat he uses to conceal many tools and gadgets he has at his disposal. The coat is extremely resilient to the elements and is doesn’t seem to damage like a normal one however it seems to don many stains and dirty patches from previous experiments. Underneath he wears some light armour inspired from the designs of the military armour of Sfumata. He made the armour himself. Some of his trademark features include his pale skin, gas mask, goggles and overalls.


History:
Am I going to have to re-write him a whole new History?
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Born in Sfumata Xavier was always a very lucky child. Never knowing who his real parents were he was raised by Richter Melson a expert in his craft of engineering and building weaponry and armour. Richter had taken in the child at a very young age though it is unknown to Xavier why, he is always grateful for the old man raising him the way he did.
Mr. Melson always took engineering much further than just a craft. To Richter it was a way of life, another way of living. Xavier inherited his passion for creation and metal works the more he lived with him. Quickly as he grew up Xavier grew more and more attach to his work and would spend countless hours with Richter working on separate products and projects to sell on the Coin Quartet.

Richter was never the talkative type. He always minded his own business and went on building. To him his tools were all he ever needed to survive. When Xavier showed up on his doorstep it turned his philosophy upside down. The child was always very loud and curious. Never stopped asking question about what was this and that. It wasn’t until he found the boy tinkering with one of his more explosive inventions that he decided if he was going to raise a child he was going to raise him as his own. Guiding Xavier’s hand he planted the seeds of his progress which Richter knew would out shine his own. This child leaned at a extremely overwhelming pace and eventually became to be a a extremely proficient apprentice. Working the shop and in the forge the boy was growing so fast before Richter’s eyes. It was a marvel thinking about the future of this genius that would probably take the city by storm when he grew. However in the city of Soot the ashen snow that rained down will cover even the brightest of hope.

Xavier was tending to the shop after-hours, cleaning up and putting the finishing touches on a new project. A cane, which could modify into a shotgun. It excited him to be able to finally make something people thought was useful. He was ready to close up and return home after a long day of work. Richter would be waiting for him. It was his first time tending to the shop by himself and everything went extremely well. Customers were satisfied with the service and someone even bought one of his works! Walking to the front of the store he heard a noise, which drew his attention. His eyes widened, as he saw no one there. Eerie silence filled the shop as the muffles foot steps of passer-by’s outside danced around his ears. A slight gust of air brushed past him as he felt someone land behind him. This intruder was fast. Before Xavier could turn he felt a sharp object pointed at his back.

“ Listen up kid don’t be a hero, just give me all of the money in the register and we’re all gonna go home safe.”

Xavier had never been more scared in his life. Nothing that Richter could’ve taught him would’ve prepared him for this. Sliding his hand under the counter his hand brushed against a red button, which he pressed to alert the constabulary. Drawing the money of the register he noticed something. The thief’s hands were shaking and their breath unsteady. Were they nervous? Acting quickly he shoved the aslant aside and dove for a Rextel Pistol one of his teachers finer inventions. Pointing the gun at where the thief had been his eyes widened in shock as the person wasn’t there. Feeling a sharp pain in his head he was on the ground in seconds. He heard the thief’s footsteps behind him.

“You just needed to be a hero didn’t ya. Well I don’t want anyone to have a early visit to Lady Ash. Night, Night hero.”

Hearing these words Xavier swung quickly gun in hand. Adrenaline filled his system as he pulled the trigger point blank. A loud electronic bang was heard as the dust filled shrapnel was unloaded into the thief’s shoulder. A storm of cursing was heard from the thief as he tumbled across the floor. As soon as he hit the ground again Xavier heard the shop doors open and many footsteps running through. Reinforcements had come to help his assailant. He felt a fore boarding feeling shoot up his spine as a club like object was swung at him. Dodging Xavier rolled into a standing position. Looking again his eyes widened at the weapon in the criminal’s possession. It was a giant one sided hammer. However it wasn’t like anything you’d fine in a normal shop. Blue streams of energy tubes streaked the weapon as the head gleamed with a deathly blue aura. This weapon was heavily augmented in many ways, something that belonged to the hunters that Xavier had frequently heard of. How could have something of such power come into the hands of petty thieves. The young engineer would have loved to further examine it however he didn’t get to look at it much longer before the aforementioned weapon was swung directly at him.

While Xavier hadn’t participated in much physical activity the thug swung slow enough for Xavier to launch himself out of the way. As the weapon collided with the desk splinters flew off and soon part of the desk was rendered to wood chips. “Don’t want to get hit by that” was the humorous line that passed through his head. Quicker then he could draw his pistol the thug was on him again and this time he swung much faster then before leaving Xavier no choice to block. As the enhanced weapon slammed into him he had tried to soften the blow a searing pain shot up into his arms. Xavier was sent flying across the room and slammed into the further end of the shop. As his back hit the boards and he slid down he tried to re-arm himself. Xavier looked down and realised he couldn’t feel his arms at all. The sight that greeted him was horrific. His arms were bent at a sharp awkward angel and to his horror started to change colour. The hammer that had hit him was defiantly charged with some type of ice-dust, as ice crystals began to form and his arms began to turn shades of purple and black. Nearly vomiting at the sight Xavier wasn’t given time to recover as a speared pole end of the hammer was slammed into his shoulder. Pain exploded into his brain again as a screamed escaped his lips. Words were being shouted at him as he began to lose consciousness. Shadows danced across his vision as his assaulters began to grow more aggravated. Another blow struck his other shoulder. The whole world seemed to dull as he slowly faded to unconsciousness. The last thing the young boy heard was sirens.
 
He could hear mumbled voices as he faded in and out of consciousness.

“ …damage he sustained to his arms is too great…”

“…will need to amputate…”

Doctors So many doctors…what’s happening?

“ I can’t let HER son to live like this…I owe her too much…I will make sure her son succeeds.”

It was Richter, where was he? It continued like this for what seemed like an eternity until it all seemed to stop. Suddenly searing white pain blinded his vision. He felt his body thrash as he lost all control and then suddenly it all stopped. It was so cold, was this death? Realisation settled in, he was dying. Grasping at anything he could, flailing and praying to Sfuma let him live.

The sound of birds woke Xavier up that morning. Taking all his strength he sat up and opened his eyes. Hearing the startled voices of nurses he was quite confused as to what was happening and why he was feeling lots of weight in his arms. Suddenly the room was quiet as a man stepped in. His boots weighed heavy as he paced across the room and sat down. Richter Melson had come to finish what the thieves started. A long suffocating silence fell between them.

“ Richter I’m so so-“ Xavier was quickly silenced by his teacher

“ Do not waste words we do not have many left.” Walking to the young one’s side he pulled back the covers revealing 2 metallic arms. Xavier’s eyes widened in shock. He took some test movements with them and discovered that they were extremely heavy. After a quick inspection he noticed there were made from a very sturdy and dense metal. It would take him a while before he could use them to their fullest much less use them for combat. Looking at his teacher for an explanation he was quickly shut down with a stone-eyed gaze as his teacher spoke again.

“ The Sootskins have their eyes set on you now, they won’t stop until your dead. You must leave; it is time for you to make your own journey from here on. I know you fear you are not strong enough so I have made a precaution, I have enrolled you in a academy far away from the one here so you may be able defend yourself. Whether you decide to take it or not is up to you. You belong to no one from here on out.”

Xavier couldn’t process the information that he was being told. Years of hard work were being unravelled right in front of him with a few words. Rushing out of bed with strength he shouldn’t have had with tears in his eyes he fell before his mentor. To his surprise he felt his mentor return embrace.

Time seemed to slow as his only person he knew as a father figure left him in the empty room. A box was under the chair, which he once sat with a note: Do not open until out of Sfumata. Days past until he was released from the hospital and found himself on a plane to the Academy. Opening the box he found a large brown trench coat, goggles, and a suitcase with his enrolment letter. Crying tears of the still painful memories of his tutor he put on the trench coat and goggles with a new determination to return to Sfumata strong enough to walk the streets without fear. Arriving to the doors of the Academy he walked forward on to the path of new beginnings.

The years in the Academy flew by as the fastest years of his life. Xavier found himself to be quite the academic genius passing his courses with ease in the 90s however it was the physical portion that drove him to the brink. His metallic arms proved to be quite a hindrance. While they were strong and could lift things many times heavier then normal arms. They were clunky and awkward to wield. Even after many nights practicing their movements it still proved a task for Xavier to use them to their full potential. For his sake and his mentor’s he strived hard to try and overcome the weakness and try to make it into a strength. He worked hard at adapting his engineering skills. He would take commissions from his classmates, building them things for a extra dollar. Slowly Xavier readapts to talking with people and developed a social life. Maintaining a happy and optimistic view on things helped him kindle the fire of determination that grew inside him every day. He no longer mourned for his loss and instead used his path to light his goals for the future.

Finishing the Academy with many assorted inventions and gadgets he passed with flying colours and prepared to take Beacon by storm.


Personality:
Xavier is an intellectual and greatly prides himself on this fact. Always offering advice and knowledge on subject to his friends to help them. However he doesn’t realise that it can be quite annoying as it sometimes comes off more as smart-assed and know-it-all. Always an optimist in bad situation he thinks logically under high-pressured spots to seek a way for victory. Loyal to a fault Xavier never leaves a friend behind. Xavier has a extreme prejudice against thieves and never gets along well with them. Xavier never really expresses any strong romantic feelings toward many people due to him lacking much romantic influence as he was growing up. A strong flaw in Xavier’s attitude is his hesitance. He always wants to analyse and observe before acting and sometimes he needs a little push to be able to do something he is not comfortable with. Xavier’s strongest trait is his determination. He is never willing to leave something half finished.

Aura and Semblance:
Xavier’s semblance is Steam Titan

Aura colour: Rust

Steam Titan allows Xavier to charge his body parts with energy to deliver devastating blows. Parts that are charged with his semblance seem to start glowing red due to his aura showing through the extensive channelling. They are augmented in durability, strength and speed. When a body part charged with this semblance collides with an object a large amount of pressurized steam is released that blows back and scalds targets. This semblance can also extend to objects but the object must be touching Xavier’s person and once a item is dropped it loses its charge. Overusing this semblance has a downfall, if Xavier uses this semblance for a extended period amount of time his body goes into overheat. In overheat Xavier cannot channel his semblance at all and he finds his body extremely weak. Xavier regains his semblance control over a period of time but not his strength. Re-activating his semblance after overheating could cause permanent damage to his body.
Steam titan can be infused with dust canisters to provide a array of different affects. When combined with dust any part enhanced with steam titan is coated with the element (IE: fire would make a sort of blanket of flames around the body part.). While the semblance is being boosted with a dust canister it continuously drains it. Lasting up to 3mins.

Combat Behaviour:
In combat Xavier is a versatile heavy damage unit with many gadgets at his disposal. Xavier prefers to analyse and test his opponent’s abilities before he goes all out in a fight measuring their speed and strength trying to determine their weaknesses. While in combat Xavier uses his Hammer combined with his enhanced bionic arms to deal massive damage to targets. Used in conjunction, his arms and hammer deliver a great amount of destruction; combined with his semblance his close range is not something an enemy wants to toy with. In ranged combat Xavier’s gadgets have limited use and while he may use his Cannon to blow-up his enemies he cannot channel his semblance through the ranged projectiles. Xavier lacks the speed to close the gap between himself and his opponents. His arms, hammer, and gadgets add a lot of weight to his person so speed is never his forte. Additionally Xavier’s reaction time to events is slow. He falls easily to opponents who use extreme speed to wear him out faster than he can burst them down.

WEAPON

Name:
Ashen Snow

Primary Form:
A large war hammer that Xavier uses to smash and deliver blunt blows to opponents. The handle is a large almost pole-like adorned with engravings of gears with a red grips. The handle extends to the head, which is a large formation of bronze and brass coloured pipes and gears. At the adjacent ends of the formation like two large circles made of a very strong metal from the metal works of Sfumata. In-between the two ends in the middle of the pipe and gear formation is a decorative gear with “In the Lords we trust.” Engraved around the gear.

Secondary Form:
 The ends of the hammer move away from the center as the cogs and gears in the formation whirl at high speeds. 4 rods appear at the top of the hammer. One thick pipe emerges in the center. In this form it is carried at waist height and acts as a cannon which fires dust imbued rounds into its target. The default rounds are a neutrally aligned dust which pack quite a punch. The rounds are very dense projectiles fired very fast designed to tear through the tough hides of Grimm . The most comparable thing to the ammunition Xavier uses is an artillery shell. To compensate the cool down time on the cannon function is longer than Xavier would like. Normal rounds have a cooldown of 2 seconds in-between each shot. Lightning rounds have a cooldown of 5 seconds. Incendiary rounds have a cooldown of 10 seconds in-between each shot. Xavier is forced to choose carefully when and where to use each shot lest he be put in an undesirable situation where he needs a shell but can’t use one. This forces him to strategize what type, how much, and where to put the damage he wants to dish out. Not to mention that the kick back on the cannon is large enough that he has to remain stationary when he fires it. (The cool downs act independently of each other.)

Tertiary Form:
The third form is for easy transportation. Starting in the hammer form the rod like handle kaleidoscopes itself into the head of the hammer. The ends of the hammer draw in as close as possible to the head as a protective case covers the entire ensemble making it appear as some sort of suitcase.

Dust Functions:
Dust canisters may be placed into Ashen snow to yield many different effects however the weapon has only been made compatible for lightning and fire dust to be used. Using an elemental dust crystal augments the cannon to be able to shoot that element. Around 30 shots per crystal and while he does carry extras it takes around 30 seconds to reload a single one, not very combat efficient. Fire allows the cannon to fire a shot that travels and grows bigger as it flies. When the round reaches its distance limit or collides with an object it explodes in a sphere covering all it hits in fire.  The lightning round fires at a extremely fast rate cutting the air it hits. When it collides with an object it send a strong electrical current through the target frying them. If the shell collides, the lightning will spread to another target in a short radius. In hammer form he can use the dust to enhance his blows. Fire dust lights Ashen Snow aflame and deals burns to those who stand in its way. Lightning dust allows the hammer to strike at extreme speeds and electrocute its victims.

History:
The Ashen Snow is a magnificent piece of machinery that was designed by Xavier Cendres and Richter Melson while the boy was still his apprentice. They worked tirelessly on making the heavy artillery. When it was finished the engineer and his protégé laughed as they both saw their mistake. The hammer was much to heavy for any one worth wielding it. After the incident Richter sent it with his ex. Apprentice to help him on his journey.

Gadgets


Name:
C-87 Avian bomb “Homing Pigeons”

Description:
They are tiny brass birds
that look like toys to the naked eye. They fly at high speeds to home in on their target. Their explosions are small and usually used for distraction or to disrupt a opponent. A tweeting sound is made as they fly. Think of them like flying flash bangs with a small damaging effect when they directly hit.

Name:
C-53 Scouting Swarm Unit “Stink Bugs”

Description:
Tiny bronze beetles. The purpose of these gadgets is to fly and scout areas ahead of Xavier. He usually displaces them in swarm to cover a large area at once. They display lots of different information much like many tiny computers with different sensors.

Name:
Bionic Arms

Description:
The bionic arms were made for Xavier Cendres by his mentor. A final gift for him after he lost his real ones in a robbery. They were designed to be extremely sturdy and strong, made out of some of the best metals that Richter could forge. The arms reach to Xavier’s higher back, connecting at his shoulder plates. Even if a novice were to glance at them they would be able to see that they were made for combat. Many reinforcing hydraulic and pneumatic systems make the gauntlets able to life weights many times more then any normal man. The gauntlets operating at peek functionality may lift up to 1000 pounds without breaking or straining.

Name:
Gear and Cogs tool-kit

Description:

A tool kit comprised of various different tools that Xavier uses to tinker and build gadgets in his spare time. This kit contains may mundane items such as engineering wire, many screwdrivers, sockets, wrenches, ratchets, oil, a small knife, pliers and so on so forth. The kit looks like too gears that Xavier twists to open the box. 

Name:
S-1 Dust tech force field

Description:
A force field made out of energy, powered by dust crystals. It surrounds the area it encompasses with a small energy field that absorbs hits. It can take about 5 hits from a heavy weapon (Hammer, Axe), 10 from a normal weapon (Swords, mace, scythe), 20 from light weapons (dagger, knives). It can take about 10 seconds of machine gun fire or 3 sniper rifle shots.
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Re: Xavier Cendres
« Reply #11 on: October 31, 2016, 09:37:12 AM »
There we go I changed the year to the proper one,
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Name:
Xavier Cendres

Age:
19

Species and Gender:
Human

Symbol:

Occupation:
Mechanic and Engineer, Aspiring Hunter, 2nd year at Beacon

Appearance:
Xavier has messy red hair that slightly drapes over his face from lack of grooming. His hair falls over his two goggles he uses when he works on his projects. He stands at a impressing 6 feet and weighs about one hundred and sixty pounds. In battle Xavier carries a dark brown trench coat he uses to conceal many tools and gadgets he has at his disposal. The coat is extremely resilient to the elements and is doesn’t seem to damage like a normal one however it seems to don many stains and dirty patches from previous experiments. Underneath he wears some light armor inspired from the designs of the military armor of Sfumata. He made the armor himself. Some of his trademark features include his pale skin, gas mask, goggles and overalls.


History:
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Born in Sfumata Xavier was always a very lucky child. Never knowing who his real parents were he was raised by Richter Melson a expert in his craft of engineering and building weaponry and armour. Richter had taken in the child at a very young age though it is unknown to Xavier why, he is always grateful for the old man raising him the way he did.
Mr. Melson always took engineering much further than just a craft. To Richter it was a way of life, another way of living. Xavier inherited his passion for creation and metal works the more he lived with him. Quickly as he grew up Xavier grew more and more attach to his work and would spend countless hours with Richter working on separate products and projects to sell on the Coin Quartet.

Richter was never the talkative type. He always minded his own business and went on building. To him his tools were all he ever needed to survive. When Xavier showed up on his doorstep it turned his philosophy upside down. The child was always very loud and curious. Never stopped asking question about what was this and that. It wasn’t until he found the boy tinkering with one of his more explosive inventions that he decided if he was going to raise a child he was going to raise him as his own. Guiding Xavier’s hand he planted the seeds of his progress which Richter knew would out shine his own. This child leaned at a extremely overwhelming pace and eventually became to be a a extremely proficient apprentice. Working the shop and in the forge the boy was growing so fast before Richter’s eyes. It was a marvel thinking about the future of this genius that would probably take the city by storm when he grew. However in the city of Soot the ashen snow that rained down will cover even the brightest of hope.

Xavier was tending to the shop after-hours, cleaning up and putting the finishing touches on a new project. A cane, which could modify into a shotgun. It excited him to be able to finally make something people thought was useful. He was ready to close up and return home after a long day of work. Richter would be waiting for him. It was his first time tending to the shop by himself and everything went extremely well. Customers were satisfied with the service and someone even bought one of his works! Walking to the front of the store he heard a noise, which drew his attention. His eyes widened, as he saw no one there. Eerie silence filled the shop as the muffles foot steps of passer-by’s outside danced around his ears. A slight gust of air brushed past him as he felt someone land behind him. This intruder was fast. Before Xavier could turn he felt a sharp object pointed at his back.

“ Listen up kid don’t be a hero, just give me all of the money in the register and we’re all gonna go home safe.”

Xavier had never been more scared in his life. Nothing that Richter could’ve taught him would’ve prepared him for this. Sliding his hand under the counter his hand brushed against a red button, which he pressed to alert the constabulary. Drawing the money of the register he noticed something. The thief’s hands were shaking and their breath unsteady. Were they nervous? Acting quickly he shoved the aslant aside and dove for a Rextel Pistol one of his teachers finer inventions. Pointing the gun at where the thief had been his eyes widened in shock as the person wasn’t there. Feeling a sharp pain in his head he was on the ground in seconds. He heard the thief’s footsteps behind him.

“You just needed to be a hero didn’t ya. Well I don’t want anyone to have a early visit to Lady Ash. Night, Night hero.”

Hearing these words Xavier swung quickly gun in hand. Adrenaline filled his system as he pulled the trigger point blank. A loud electronic bang was heard as the dust filled shrapnel was unloaded into the thief’s shoulder. A storm of cursing was heard from the thief as he tumbled across the floor. As soon as he hit the ground again Xavier heard the shop doors open and many footsteps running through. Reinforcements had come to help his assailant. He felt a fore boarding feeling shoot up his spine as a club like object was swung at him. Dodging Xavier rolled into a standing position. Looking again his eyes widened at the weapon in the criminal’s possession. It was a giant one sided hammer. However it wasn’t like anything you’d fine in a normal shop. Blue streams of energy tubes streaked the weapon as the head gleamed with a deathly blue aura. This weapon was heavily augmented in many ways, something that belonged to the hunters that Xavier had frequently heard of. How could have something of such power come into the hands of petty thieves. The young engineer would have loved to further examine it however he didn’t get to look at it much longer before the aforementioned weapon was swung directly at him.

While Xavier hadn’t participated in much physical activity the thug swung slow enough for Xavier to launch himself out of the way. As the weapon collided with the desk splinters flew off and soon part of the desk was rendered to wood chips. “Don’t want to get hit by that” was the humorous line that passed through his head. Quicker then he could draw his pistol the thug was on him again and this time he swung much faster then before leaving Xavier no choice to block. As the enhanced weapon slammed into him he had tried to soften the blow a searing pain shot up into his arms. Xavier was sent flying across the room and slammed into the further end of the shop. As his back hit the boards and he slid down he tried to re-arm himself. Xavier looked down and realised he couldn’t feel his arms at all. The sight that greeted him was horrific. His arms were bent at a sharp awkward angel and to his horror started to change colour. The hammer that had hit him was defiantly charged with some type of ice-dust, as ice crystals began to form and his arms began to turn shades of purple and black. Nearly vomiting at the sight Xavier wasn’t given time to recover as a speared pole end of the hammer was slammed into his shoulder. Pain exploded into his brain again as a screamed escaped his lips. Words were being shouted at him as he began to lose consciousness. Shadows danced across his vision as his assaulters began to grow more aggravated. Another blow struck his other shoulder. The whole world seemed to dull as he slowly faded to unconsciousness. The last thing the young boy heard was sirens.
 
He could hear mumbled voices as he faded in and out of consciousness.

“ …damage he sustained to his arms is too great…”

“…will need to amputate…”

Doctors So many doctors…what’s happening?

“ I can’t let HER son to live like this…I owe her too much…I will make sure her son succeeds.”

It was Richter, where was he? It continued like this for what seemed like an eternity until it all seemed to stop. Suddenly searing white pain blinded his vision. He felt his body thrash as he lost all control and then suddenly it all stopped. It was so cold, was this death? Realisation settled in, he was dying. Grasping at anything he could, flailing and praying to Sfuma let him live.

The sound of birds woke Xavier up that morning. Taking all his strength he sat up and opened his eyes. Hearing the startled voices of nurses he was quite confused as to what was happening and why he was feeling lots of weight in his arms. Suddenly the room was quiet as a man stepped in. His boots weighed heavy as he paced across the room and sat down. Richter Melson had come to finish what the thieves started. A long suffocating silence fell between them.

“ Richter I’m so so-“ Xavier was quickly silenced by his teacher

“ Do not waste words we do not have many left.” Walking to the young one’s side he pulled back the covers revealing 2 metallic arms. Xavier’s eyes widened in shock. He took some test movements with them and discovered that they were extremely heavy. After a quick inspection he noticed there were made from a very sturdy and dense metal. It would take him a while before he could use them to their fullest much less use them for combat. Looking at his teacher for an explanation he was quickly shut down with a stone-eyed gaze as his teacher spoke again.

“ The Sootskins have their eyes set on you now, they won’t stop until your dead. You must leave; it is time for you to make your own journey from here on. I know you fear you are not strong enough so I have made a precaution, I have enrolled you in a academy far away from the one here so you may be able defend yourself. Whether you decide to take it or not is up to you. You belong to no one from here on out.”

Xavier couldn’t process the information that he was being told. Years of hard work were being unravelled right in front of him with a few words. Rushing out of bed with strength he shouldn’t have had with tears in his eyes he fell before his mentor. To his surprise he felt his mentor return embrace.

Time seemed to slow as his only person he knew as a father figure left him in the empty room. A box was under the chair, which he once sat with a note: Do not open until out of Sfumata. Days past until he was released from the hospital and found himself on a plane to the Academy. Opening the box he found a large brown trench coat, goggles, and a suitcase with his enrollment letter. Crying tears of the still painful memories of his tutor he put on the trench coat and goggles with a new determination to return to Sfumata strong enough to walk the streets without fear. Arriving to the doors of the Academy he walked forward on to the path of new beginnings.

The years in the Academy flew by as the fastest years of his life. Xavier found himself to be quite the academic genius passing his courses with ease in the 90s however it was the physical portion that drove him to the brink. His metallic arms proved to be quite a hindrance. While they were strong and could lift things many times heavier then normal arms. They were clunky and awkward to wield. Even after many nights practicing their movements it still proved a task for Xavier to use them to their full potential. For his sake and his mentor’s he strived hard to try and overcome the weakness and try to make it into a strength. He worked hard at adapting his engineering skills. He would take commissions from his classmates, building them things for a extra dollar. Slowly Xavier readapts to talking with people and developed a social life. Maintaining a happy and optimistic view on things helped him kindle the fire of determination that grew inside him every day. He no longer mourned for his loss and instead used his path to light his goals for the future.

Finishing the Academy with many assorted inventions and gadgets he passed with flying colours and prepared to take Beacon by storm.


Personality:
Xavier is an intellectual and greatly prides himself on this fact. Always offering advice and knowledge on subject to his friends to help them. However he doesn’t realise that it can be quite annoying as it sometimes comes off more as smart-assed and know-it-all. Always an optimist in bad situation he thinks logically under high-pressured spots to seek a way for victory. Loyal to a fault Xavier never leaves a friend behind. Xavier has a extreme prejudice against thieves and never gets along well with them. Xavier never really expresses any strong romantic feelings toward many people due to him lacking much romantic influence as he was growing up. A strong flaw in Xavier’s attitude is his hesitance. He always wants to analyse and observe before acting and sometimes he needs a little push to be able to do something he is not comfortable with. Xavier’s strongest trait is his determination. He is never willing to leave something half finished.

Aura and Semblance:
Xavier’s semblance is Steam Titan

Aura colour: Rust

Steam Titan allows Xavier to charge his body parts with energy to deliver devastating blows. Parts that are charged with his semblance seem to start glowing red due to his aura showing through the extensive channelling. They are augmented in durability, strength and speed. When a body part charged with this semblance collides with an object a large amount of pressurized steam is released that blows back and scalds targets. This semblance can also extend to objects but the object must be touching Xavier’s person and once a item is dropped it loses its charge. Overusing this semblance has a downfall, if Xavier uses this semblance for a extended period amount of time his body goes into overheat. In overheat Xavier cannot channel his semblance at all and he finds his body extremely weak. Xavier regains his semblance control over a period of time but not his strength. Re-activating his semblance after overheating could cause permanent damage to his body.
Steam titan can be infused with dust canisters to provide a array of different affects. When combined with dust any part enhanced with steam titan is coated with the element (IE: fire would make a sort of blanket of flames around the body part.). While the semblance is being boosted with a dust canister it continuously drains it. Lasting up to 3mins.

Combat Behaviour:
In combat Xavier is a versatile heavy damage unit with many gadgets at his disposal. Xavier prefers to analyse and test his opponent’s abilities before he goes all out in a fight measuring their speed and strength trying to determine their weaknesses. While in combat Xavier uses his Hammer combined with his enhanced bionic arms to deal massive damage to targets. Used in conjunction, his arms and hammer deliver a great amount of destruction; combined with his semblance his close range is not something an enemy wants to toy with. In ranged combat Xavier’s gadgets have limited use and while he may use his Cannon to blow-up his enemies he cannot channel his semblance through the ranged projectiles. Xavier lacks the speed to close the gap between himself and his opponents. His arms, hammer, and gadgets add a lot of weight to his person so speed is never his forte. Additionally Xavier’s reaction time to events is slow. He falls easily to opponents who use extreme speed to wear him out faster than he can burst them down.

WEAPON

Name:
Ashen Snow

Primary Form:
A large war hammer that Xavier uses to smash and deliver blunt blows to opponents. The handle is a large almost pole-like adorned with engravings of gears with a red grips. The handle extends to the head, which is a large formation of bronze and brass coloured pipes and gears. At the adjacent ends of the formation like two large circles made of a very strong metal from the metal works of Sfumata. In-between the two ends in the middle of the pipe and gear formation is a decorative gear with “In the Lords we trust.” Engraved around the gear.

Secondary Form:
 The ends of the hammer move away from the center as the cogs and gears in the formation whirl at high speeds. 4 rods appear at the top of the hammer. One thick pipe emerges in the center. In this form it is carried at waist height and acts as a cannon which fires dust imbued rounds into its target. The default rounds are a neutrally aligned dust which pack quite a punch. The rounds are very dense projectiles fired very fast designed to tear through the tough hides of Grimm . The most comparable thing to the ammunition Xavier uses is an artillery shell. To compensate the cool down time on the cannon function is longer than Xavier would like. Normal rounds have a cooldown of 2 seconds in-between each shot. Lightning rounds have a cooldown of 5 seconds. Incendiary rounds have a cooldown of 10 seconds in-between each shot. Xavier is forced to choose carefully when and where to use each shot lest he be put in an undesirable situation where he needs a shell but can’t use one. This forces him to strategize what type, how much, and where to put the damage he wants to dish out. Not to mention that the kick back on the cannon is large enough that he has to remain stationary when he fires it. (The cool downs act independently of each other.)

Tertiary Form:
The third form is for easy transportation. Starting in the hammer form the rod like handle kaleidoscopes itself into the head of the hammer. The ends of the hammer draw in as close as possible to the head as a protective case covers the entire ensemble making it appear as some sort of suitcase.

Dust Functions:
Dust canisters may be placed into Ashen snow to yield many different effects however the weapon has only been made compatible for lightning and fire dust to be used. Using an elemental dust crystal augments the cannon to be able to shoot that element. Around 30 shots per crystal and while he does carry extras it takes around 30 seconds to reload a single one, not very combat efficient. Fire allows the cannon to fire a shot that travels and grows bigger as it flies. When the round reaches its distance limit or collides with an object it explodes in a sphere covering all it hits in fire.  The lightning round fires at a extremely fast rate cutting the air it hits. When it collides with an object it send a strong electrical current through the target frying them. If the shell collides, the lightning will spread to another target in a short radius. In hammer form he can use the dust to enhance his blows. Fire dust lights Ashen Snow aflame and deals burns to those who stand in its way. Lightning dust allows the hammer to strike at extreme speeds and electrocute its victims.

History:
The Ashen Snow is a magnificent piece of machinery that was designed by Xavier Cendres and Richter Melson while the boy was still his apprentice. They worked tirelessly on making the heavy artillery. When it was finished the engineer and his protégé laughed as they both saw their mistake. The hammer was much to heavy for any one worth wielding it. After the incident Richter sent it with his ex. Apprentice to help him on his journey.

Gadgets


Name:
C-87 Avian bomb “Homing Pigeons”

Description:
They are tiny brass birds
that look like toys to the naked eye. They fly at high speeds to home in on their target. Their explosions are small and usually used for distraction or to disrupt a opponent. A tweeting sound is made as they fly. Think of them like flying flash bangs with a small damaging effect when they directly hit.

Name:
C-53 Scouting Swarm Unit “Stink Bugs”

Description:
Tiny bronze beetles. The purpose of these gadgets is to fly and scout areas ahead of Xavier. He usually displaces them in swarm to cover a large area at once. They display lots of different information much like many tiny computers with different sensors.

Name:
Bionic Arms

Description:
The bionic arms were made for Xavier Cendres by his mentor. A final gift for him after he lost his real ones in a robbery. They were designed to be extremely sturdy and strong, made out of some of the best metals that Richter could forge. The arms reach to Xavier’s higher back, connecting at his shoulder plates. Even if a novice were to glance at them they would be able to see that they were made for combat. Many reinforcing hydraulic and pneumatic systems make the gauntlets able to life weights many times more then any normal man. The gauntlets operating at peek functionality may lift up to 1000 pounds without breaking or straining.

Name:
Gear and Cogs tool-kit

Description:

A tool kit comprised of various different tools that Xavier uses to tinker and build gadgets in his spare time. This kit contains may mundane items such as engineering wire, many screwdrivers, sockets, wrenches, ratchets, oil, a small knife, pliers and so on so forth. The kit looks like too gears that Xavier twists to open the box. 

Name:
S-1 Dust tech force field

Description:
A force field made out of energy, powered by dust crystals. It surrounds the area it encompasses with a small energy field that absorbs hits. It can take about 5 hits from a heavy weapon (Hammer, Axe), 10 from a normal weapon (Swords, mace, scythe), 20 from light weapons (dagger, knives). It can take about 10 seconds of machine gun fire or 3 sniper rifle shots.[/spoiler]
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Re: Xavier Cendres
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2017, 08:14:13 PM »
Appearance:
Small changes here to make him look better

History:
MAJOR OVERALL
since Sfumata doesn't really uh exist I gave Xavier a much more believable history from Atlas

Personality:
Adjustments have been made to fit history

Semblance:
Deleted a redundancy I had in here

Weapon and Gadet:
Weapon and gadget history has changed to fit history
Griz Blancard 1st Year Student at Beacon"I need a nap"
Dorothy Burgundy 3rd Year Shade, Elite Scavenger "Treasure is everywhere, you just need to know where to look!"
Xavier Cendres2nd year Beacon "Everything can be solved with a wrench, screwdriver, and a whole lot of time"