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Kei Almas
« on: September 27, 2016, 02:48:27 AM »
CHARACTER

Name: Kei Almas

Age: 20. Birthday Amare 14

Species and Gender: Female Dog Faunus

Symbol:

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Occupation: Thief. Fourth Year Student at Beacon

Appearance:

Kei has dark brown hair arranged in a slightly bundled up ponytail tied up with a pink ribbon but the ends of her ponytail have slightly lighter brown fur. She has small (dog) ears on top of head that flop over slightly to the sides. Kei has a deep tan complexion despite coming from the rarely sunny  Sfumata and stands at a height of 5’6 with a light body build. She has round, olive colored eyes, and a petite nose that adorns her often innocent looking face.

When on the streets, Kei wears either her normal casual clothes with a cloak and mask on when she’s thieving but may also wear a typical street Urchin’s attire to avoid being too inconspicuous  to mask her gender. Being a master of disguise she could keep up with any sort of disguise she finds suitable for the occasion as long as it fits her body build.

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Attire

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History:

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Life was hard living on the streets of Sfumata. Kei started living alone at 6 years old, her only retained memory of her family being that of when she and another girl her age were playing in a park one day only to be separated by faunus extremists. Having to fend for herself, she learned early on that people harbored hatred against her kind and that she had to find other ways of surviving on the streets since nobody would take her in. With no home, no family, and no friends, Kei had to stay in alleyways, sleeping in cardboard boxes, and if she was lucky, maybe an abandoned building near the far side of town while living with soot stained clothes and polluted air. One day, when she was near dying of hunger, she saw an unattended fruit stand  in a shoping center she frequented to beg from. The owner was busy on the opposite side of the mall talking to someone else leaving it completely exposed to any cunning hands that wanted to swipe things from it. Seeing an opportunity present itself, Kei donned a small rag on her head as a hood and quickly swiped an apple from the vending stand but as she tried getting it a couple more fell out of place, alerting the vendor of the theft and sending her scurrying outside the shopping center and into an alleyway in a state of panic. As she ran through the alleyway in her tattered ash-stained clothes and filthy bare feet, her shirt snagged on a stray nail effectively stopping her getaway and allowing the vendor to catch up. As he grabbed her by the scruff, she dropped the apple she stole and started crying, begging the man to let her go. As the man yelled at her a  young monkey-faunus eating a banana nearby found the apple rolling by and decided to take it for himself. Upon seeing the girl struggling in the man’s grip, he threw the apple straight at the man’s face, making him drop the girl and luckily enough slipping on a nearby banana peel allowing the girl to pick up the apple and get away.

After being sure that she lost him, she sighed in relief and relished the joy of having food again. Just as she was about to bite the boy that saved her earlier showed up and smiled at her also motioning at the apple as if to show he was also hungry. Feeling sorry for the boy and also as a way of thanks, she took a large bite from the apple and handed it over to the boy who in turn also took a bite. After they finished the apple, the two started talking and quickly became friends.

The boy’s name was Ali and he lived in an abandoned apartment near the far ends of the city's soot quartet. Also having no friends and apparently also an orphan, the two of them started living together and tried many ways to make a living on the streets. From cleaning people’s shoes to begging, the most effective way of earning money they could think of was theft. Early on it was just simple pick-pocketing from people in the streets but as the years flew by they learned to adapt tricks such as scamming people for money by pretending to be sales people or even sneaking into the homes of a few snobby rich people they ran into on the streets all the whilst taking their valuables as they slept. Though they were thieves, they swore never to steal from people who were struggling and to help those in need as well, mostly because they reminded Kei of herself when she was much younger. Although not formally schooled, the two managed to also steal books to learn new tricks from and, in the process, also learn some basic skills in order to be able to impersonate or scam people more effectively.

As the jobs got more daring, so did their reputation. Though they were never caught and were rarely seen, it wasn't always the case that they’d be able to steal something and get away with it. Sometimes, to get to something valuable, they had to fight their way through some guards; but they never killed. Kei fashioned a yo-yo that she managed to steal from an accomplished entertainer-slash-huntsman, though the ordeal almost got her caught and thrown in jail. Ali, on the other hand, used a scimitar that could split into two.

Due to Sfumatas' rather lax outlook on faunus and the general populace's' rather busy-body attitude, Kei managed to fit in wherever she went. Knowing that the progress she had with Ali was rather limited due to their lack of combat skill she decided to go to find a way to hone their skills. Choosing a combat school was practically impossible due to the fact that they’d be monitored more often so they decided to find other crews that knew how to fight. Eventually they found solace with the White Fang. Since faunus weren't as abused in Sfumata, being the main workforce in many major factories, the White Fang had little to fear and were quite influential early on save for the higher quartets. The two thieves quickly learned how to fight and with the weapons they had and their thieving skills they became quite well known among the ranks. They not only learned how to fight but they still thieved every now and then from abusers of the poor.

As the clashes between faunus and people rose and as the White Fang started becoming more aggressive in their ways Kei started to see that what they were doing was wrong and wanted to run away from it all. Unfortunately Ali was against it thinking that their future in the White Fang would be brighter than it would be if they worked alone or moved elsewhere. The two had a big fight and eventually Kei left. She couldn't stand the fact that her best friend changed so much due to her decisions but she couldn't just stay in Sfumata anymore, she knew that Ali would find her eventually. Before she left, still in the process of packing up her things from their old hideout he managed to catch her saying he was sorry they had to pick different paths. As he drew his sword and raised it against her he flipped it over and handed it over hilt first indicating that he wanted her to have it. Taking the blade for herself she left without even saying goodbye, leaving Ali all alone on the rooftop as a torrent of tears started running down her face.

After getting herself together and forging some documents, Kei made way for Vale at the age of 14, leaving Ali and the White Fang to look for some better things to do with her life.  In Vale, she kept her thieving ways but only under her own standards. She didn't steal from those in need and never tried killing especially if they didn’t deserve it but she did have a few close calls with the law. After a year in Vale she couldn't help but think she could do better; so she forged some documents and submitted them as an application to Beacon, hoping that maybe she could find her calling in life.

Present day. Kei continues with her thieving ways but puts her team before them, sometimes getting into some fights every now and then but learning to accept each other for who they were, heck it's not like they were that virtuous either. Passing several semesters and now in their 4th year, Kei aims to perfect her techniques, become the best thief in all of Remnant and also become an accomplished huntsman along with her teammates, using them as support and also helping them along with way.


Personality:

Being a generally easy going person, Kei likes hanging around large groups of people, not only because of the fact she likes socializing but it also gives her opportunities to find good sources of potential loot. She likes gaining information from large groups and is often seen hanging around for gossip about who has what to see if something is worth stealing. To avoid seeming suspicious she often shows an innocent side of herself but in reality she is actually rather cunning. Kei adopts an air of innocence most of the times but would show her more impish side to those she’s closer with. Extremely confident of herself, Kei wouldn’t easily back down from a good opportunity to know someone with loot on them.

Though being a thief, she generally picks her targets carefully and would often times decide to steal from the ‘high and mighty’ rather than the common people, unless of course they have something of considerable worth. Having fended for herself on the streets, Kei would most often than not sympathize with the poor and wouldn’t hesitate to give most of her found loot to someone in need but would also be wary about those who might scam her or abuse her themselves.

When thieving, Kei could adopt any sort of personality she could think of, as long as she’s practiced it, making her good with faking identities or even impersonations(with the proper disguise of course.)

Aura and Semblance:

Doppelganger

Kei’s semblance allows her to create tangible clones of herself and turn invisible when activated during, but not limited to, several circumstances. Clones have noticeably weaker attack power and would often dissipate when sufficient damage has been inflicted. They can only be created within Kei’s contact distance, meaning they appear wherever either within arms length or at the end of her yo-yo attack, including along the string should she will it. Any known clones can be manipulated to appear elsewhere as long as Kei makes contact with the surface in which they would reappear, this includes her yo-yo attack. A maximum of 8 clones can be made at any one time but they cannot be made within 4 seconds of the creation of the last clone.

Known uses of semblance:

Substitution - The nature of her semblance allows Kei to let an clone take her place and do the same exact action she was doing beforehand effectively creating a distraction and disorienting image for the enemy or just a dummy for the enemy to hit. Kei would be positioned near her clone but usually out of direct sight such as directly behind it in the face of an enemy attacking in front etc etc.

Mirror Image - Kei appears as a blur for a moment and then reappears as 2 separate individuals. One of them being her true self while the other is a clone. The clone has severely less attack power compared to the real thing and is easily dissipated when sufficient damage is inflicted.

Gang-up - Kei strikes an area in which her clones reappear after one second, effectively changing their position and bringing them together within a small area of the desired location. This includes striking a person and bringing the clone right next to them. Downside is it reveals where the real user is and possibly brings clones too close together for an area attack.

Combat Behavior:


Being lightly armored, Kei is not often a direct fighter and would most oftenly use trickery and cunning to get her way with her enemies. Hiding and striking when they least expect it is one of her specialities and escaping being her forte. She’s not afraid to use ‘cowardly’ techniques to get her way and if it means a win, she’d play dirty if she had to. Coupled with her weapon, a most peculiarly typed one, she could launch unpredictable attacks from all sorts of angles and despite the size of it, she could hit extremely hard. Acrobatics are also not foreign to the thief and she excels in freerunning and acrobatics. To top it off she is a master swindler. Kei, more often than not, would approach a target in anyway possible be it stealthily or cleverly, and would disarm an opponent of key items needed for battle such as ammunition, dust canisters, or sometimes the weapon itself and maybe also a few trinkets and valuables. Sleight of hand could do many things to those unaware. With Kei’s knowledge in thievery avoiding traps has become almost second nature to her but avoiding them isn’t the only things she’s good at. When it comes to trickery Kei knows how to make simple traps that can snare enemies, stun them, or effectively disabling them with her myriad of equipment or just improvised materials lying around, and take down whole groups of grimm or people without even laying a finger on them.


WEAPON

Name: Djinni (Genie)

Primary Form:

Yo-yo and Glove

A slightly bulky yo-yo. It’s a yo-yo... Looks surprisingly normal enough at first glance and can be used to do a lot of cool and fancy tricks.

Aside from the usual stuff a yo-yo can do, Kei's can do a bit more than that. The string of her weapon (yes it’s a weapon) is a reinforced carbon polymer that can undergo extreme tension and stress before breaking. No, (unlike the myriad of string-like weapons on the site) it is not used for cutting people or other things up like steel wires would but it could still strangle if you choke, duh. The string is more often than not used to tie stuff up and grapple onto stuff, which wouldn't be practical at all if the string ends up cutting it due to a sudden added force. The yo-yo has an extremely long string and the preferred length of the string can be adjusted at any one time with the use of some tweakings on Kei’s glove. If it’s cut or snaps up at any one point, Kei can simply just make a quick knot around her finger with the leftover string assuming that there’s enough string left to make a decent weapon.

The body of the yo-yo, though surprisingly ordinary looking, has a durable frame made from a tough metallic alloy that gives both strength and lightweightedness for better handling but enough durability to withstand the strength of her dust and semblance aided attacks. Within the frame are compartments for a practical amount of dust, and some adjustments that allow Kei to manipulate some fine tunings in the yo-yo such as revolving speed, string length, and energy output through her glove.

Djinni is capable of retaining energy from the dust stored inside the yo-yo, and releasing it in a powerful burst or explosion on impact. The strength and power of the explosion usually isn't that large of an area and is mainly used to enhance the force on impact of the yo-yo onto a target area, including enemies but a direct impact would probably break through concrete at full power and crush a few bones. The dust inside the yo-yo can also fuel the yo-yo’s revolving speed, allowing it to quickly zip back into Kei’s hand, or increase its strike/revolving speed by spinning faster to create a slight burst of air pressure around it to propel it at lightning speeds. If spun fast enough the yoyo can generate enough strength to be used as an improvised cutting weapon, though not really that effective compared to blades.

Dust Functions:

Kinetic dust powered strikes are common with Djinni and help supplement the lack of any real driving force behind the unlikely weapon. With enough energy released Kei can use the yo-yo to break even concrete with ease.

History: Kei found the yo-yo one day along with blueprints in the home of a particularly acrobatic Huntsman. When found, the weapon was hardly worth anything since it was just in the making and barely able to hold itself together. Although it was obvious that it was still in the early stages of it’s development Kei couldn't help but feel a slight bit of attachment to the ‘toy’. After some time, a lot of patience, and a lot of money spent buying parts legally due to difficulty acquiring of specific parts through thieving, Kei was able to make the once useless toy into a potentially effective weapon...after a lot of training and self-inflicted injuries of course.


Name: Sandwinder

Primary Form:

The blade of Sandwinder has a particularly ornate pattern consisting of swirls and sharp curves through which dust can be channeled to allow the blade to have a burning effect. The heat can be moderated through the handle from a simple super-heated blade to a sword bursting in flames. The handle is insulated from heat and the tempered alloy used to forge the blade is extremely resistant to increased brittleness caused by repeated heating and cooling of the blade and is often rumored to actually harden the blade a tiny bit after every use, though such rumors have to strong basis. The blade can be seen to have notches around it in which it’s counterpart, a twin blade of similar build but of different effect can be placed to produce a single, heavier, but more powerful blade.

Secondary Form: Hand-cannon (A big handgun)

The blade of sidewinder is divided along several portions and folds 3 times towards the handle along the length of the blade to reveal a barrel that was hidden within the blade. The gun can fire up to 10 high powered rounds, usually with fire properties, or a large burst of flame that has a range of 12 feet that can only be used twice before reloading once more.

Combining the gun/blade to its compliment would add further effects and power but seeing as Kei only possesses one of the two, the other being with Ali, she can only use the fire portion of the weapon.

Dust Functions:

Being the flame half of the weapon, Sandwinder can catch fire and deal, well, fire damage while its gun form can shoot short ranged bursts of flame as well.

History: A memento from her best friend and fellow thief, Ali. Given to her right before she ran away from the white fang while its other half remains with its original owner.

Additional Equipment:

*Smoke bombs, flashbangs, and stun grenades
*Lock picks
*Tool Belt (includes cutters, pliers, mini drill etc etc)
*Flashlight
*Knife
*Extra rope and wires
*Rewiring tools
*Oils and other substances
« Last Edit: September 27, 2016, 09:16:38 AM by Xarias Fury »
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Vermilion Desdemona - 3rd Year Student at Beacon - "Only time you'd be above me is when your head rests on my pike"
Talen de L'eglantine - 3rd Year Student at Beacon
Kei Almas - 4th Year Student at Beacon - "Everything is ripe for the taking!"
Aurum LeBlanc - 3rd Year Student at Atlas - "Lay back, take it easy, and watch the comedy unfold"

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Professor William Nox - "To contain the world in a grain of dust *EXPOROSION*

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Re: Kei Almas
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2016, 02:49:50 AM »
Character Transfer from old board. Slight edits to appearance(removed tail)
Students
Wisteria Lockheart - 1st Year student at Beacon. "Don't make me throw a book at you"
Shiroe Pendragon - 1st Year Student at beacon - "This is my monochrome reality" - Team MARS
Lavender du Lac - 1st Year Student at Haven -  "The harder I try the further things drift away." Team RWND
Ayaka Miyamoto - 1st Year student at Beacon. "Tsubame Gaeshi!" - Team ALIA
Vermilion Desdemona - 3rd Year Student at Beacon - "Only time you'd be above me is when your head rests on my pike"
Talen de L'eglantine - 3rd Year Student at Beacon
Kei Almas - 4th Year Student at Beacon - "Everything is ripe for the taking!"
Aurum LeBlanc - 3rd Year Student at Atlas - "Lay back, take it easy, and watch the comedy unfold"

Professors
Professor William Nox - "To contain the world in a grain of dust *EXPOROSION*

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Re: Kei Almas
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2016, 04:47:26 AM »
Yo-yo weapon history in wrong place. Add "None" to Dust Functions if there isn't any or just delete entirely. Won't finalize the port without an OK from ecks (or he can approve it himself).
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Re: Kei Almas
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2016, 09:17:32 AM »
My bad, must've missed it while copy pasting stuff. Anyways, moved the yo-yo history, added the missing dust functions and I'll try hollering dee up about sfumata and all.
Students
Wisteria Lockheart - 1st Year student at Beacon. "Don't make me throw a book at you"
Shiroe Pendragon - 1st Year Student at beacon - "This is my monochrome reality" - Team MARS
Lavender du Lac - 1st Year Student at Haven -  "The harder I try the further things drift away." Team RWND
Ayaka Miyamoto - 1st Year student at Beacon. "Tsubame Gaeshi!" - Team ALIA
Vermilion Desdemona - 3rd Year Student at Beacon - "Only time you'd be above me is when your head rests on my pike"
Talen de L'eglantine - 3rd Year Student at Beacon
Kei Almas - 4th Year Student at Beacon - "Everything is ripe for the taking!"
Aurum LeBlanc - 3rd Year Student at Atlas - "Lay back, take it easy, and watch the comedy unfold"

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Professor William Nox - "To contain the world in a grain of dust *EXPOROSION*

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Re: Kei Almas
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2016, 05:05:14 PM »
Sfumata stuff aside, looks fine.
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Izumi Cremisi - Member of Obsidian Rose, Assassin, Thief, Arcade Enthusiast
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Re: Kei Almas
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2016, 07:29:09 PM »
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