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Lavender du Lac
« on: November 06, 2016, 01:27:18 AM »
CHARACTER


Name: Lavender du Lac

Age: 18 years old

Species and Gender: Human Female

Symbol:
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Occupation: Student at Haven Academy 1st Year

Appearance:

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Standing at a height of 5'8 Lavender is a rather fit individual with toned muscles around a slim athletic build honed from her training and time at combat academies and, of course, personal training and exercise as well. She carries herself with a rather relaxed yet straight posture showing no signs of rigidness with a hint of finesse and femininity, her posture rarely slouching and her form always proper in combat. With hair falling just by her neck Lavenderís rather unruly cut suggests a tomboyish look and adding to the unrefined look are streaks of violet across her dark hair bordering nearer to the right side of her head. Her eyes are basically what she was named after, Lavender or rather the color of lavenders, the flowers having bloomed in the garden of her family during the time of her birth. Right below the left corner of her left eye is a small mole barely visible at times because of her long hair.

Possessing a fit yet feminine figure Lavenderís combat attire isn't bulky despite several pieces of armor and allows fluid movement with little to no restrictions on her part, of course this means that she wonít have nearly as much protection as a plate armored individual but aura takes care of most hits as for most fighters. Along her arms and legs Lavenderís armor covers mainly her her forearms and hands with layered slightly with 2 plates along the thickest parts and sharpened around the edges for cutting power lest she be disarmed. Similarly to her bracers her boots are layered with sharpened plates but end abruptly at her shin, her knees being exposed with only a her leggings there to protect from slight scratches. Lavenderís torso is covered by a thin flexible piece of dark Kevlar lined with violet patterns fashioned with straps connecting to a choker on her neck, several metal linings across her curves and sides, and straps and zippers in key places for easy removal and donning. Around her waist, Lavender has a partially rounded skirt, most of it hanging off her left side covering black shorts that fit snugly on her while attached with a leather belt with several pouches for various equipment.

History:

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Early years

Born in Vale to Azur du Lac and Lilac du Lac, local residents with ties to the commercial districts in Vale, Lavender grew up with two highly business oriented parents who seemed to always be trying to balance work and family together. During her early years as a child Lavender often found her parents fighting over problems such as financial gain stemming from her fatherís occupation as a ship captain and her motherís business as a product distributor. Being dependent on trade the amount of goods and their relative prices and demands all depended on the ability of the Captain of the ship to bring them during key times. Azur most of the time being pressured by his wife and superiors spent many long hours on his vessel to be able to successfully bring in products from all four continents to coincide with market demands.

Relationship with her Father

Lavenderís father was rarely home to be with her but she cherished the few moments they spent together. Azur was a former Huntsman turned ship captain, being proficient with a blade and spear while defending against sea grimm had its advantages and his strong will kept people together during rough times at sea. During the times he was with her they often played by the docks, jumping into the cold water, swimming with each other, and eventually learning even water skiing when he got a small enough jet ski for her birthday,oddly enough she enjoyed being pulled around rather than driving the damned thing but she kept the keys all the same. A small anchor key chain hung from it and reminded her of her father every time she looked at it. Lavender was a natural with water, she was graceful yet steady, and also fluid yet unyielding when skiing and swimming, her father being proud of her for learning something at least somewhat associated with his own job. During times when the docks were too busy or it was too stormy to swim and water ski, her father would teach Lavender a thing or two about swordplay and spear fighting using small wooden planks and fishing rods, then going into more formal training after she got a bit older. Little did Lavender know her mother had been having quarrels with her father for not being around all the time while her father was also arguing with her for not understanding him better and also for giving up on her previous jobs, one of them being the reason why he fell in love with her. Not knowing why they were fighting the young Lavender would just start crying and temporarily end the fights, the distance between the parents growing further every time.

Relationship with her Mother

While Lavenderís father weaned on water her mother trained her in dance. Lilac du Lac was a former Huntress turned Dancer when her arms were injured in the field and unable to properly use her weapons effectively in combat anymore. Despite not losing her limbs Lilac picked a different path and turned her whip style of fighting into a form of dance with ribbons. Wanting her little girl to also learn it she began teaching Lavender the ways of ribbon dancing and even bits of whip training which she picked up after many sessions of practice. Lavender was trained strictly by her ex-huntress mother but was cared for way more than she wanted to since her mother never seemed to never join Lavender and her father in the docks. Having her aura unlocked by her mother, Lavender was given semi-formal combat training as well for self-defense.

Attempting Closure

As Lavender grew older, now a student at Sanctum Academy, the distance between her parents seemed to be getting larger, sometimes her mom wouldnít even meet with her father anymore and her father not even leaving the docks. The only times they did meet was for business purposes and they never seemed to smile at each other when Lavender pretended to not be looking. Wanting to try and bring them closer together Lavender called both of them to the docks to show them a combination of what they taught her, incorporating ribbon dancing with high speed skiing, using the reigns as her ribbons and a friend as a driver she begun water dancing even before they got to their seats. Her performance was breathtaking, every movement an inch from falling, every ribbon whip just an inch away from reaching its mark back to the skiís locks. Just as she was about to reach the finale of her performance however, she missed a single reign due to an unexpected ship whirling a small eddy nearby and crashed into the water at high speed knocking her unconscious.

When she came to she woke up to her parents arguing once more about what they taught her and finally saw her mother taking off her wedding ring and throwing it in the trash, her father storming out of the hospital after giving an apologetic look at his daughter. Pretending to be asleep, Lavender couldnít help but tear up as her mother cried into her bedside all the while grasping her hand while she grasped the keychain, which seemed to have been placed in her hand just a moment before.

Sanctum

Sanctum was fun enough for Lavender yet she only had few friends due to her rather selective nature. Having a few close friends was better for her than having everyone in class like you only a little. Due to conflicts between her parents she would often be sulking around, ignoring her peers at times and not noticing the distance being built between them. Combat training went smoothly with her due to training from two former huntsmen but she never seemed to be fully inclined to using one weapon style over another, usually leading to confusion between herself and her teachers. After styling a proper weapon for herself, combining her whip training as well as her spear and sword training, Lavender felt more at ease yet a bit more sorrowful due to the fact that her weapon seemed to be complete yet her family would never be.

Lavenderís friends hung out with her during the times she wasnít with her parents and they had their own problems all of which seemed insignificant compared to her own. Her peers consisted of one girl, Cyan Glas, whom she was best buds with who also liked dancing, and a boy, Green Reed,  who was seemingly going out with Cyan yet was a fellow water ski enthusiast like Lavender. They got along really well due to their interests yet Green and Cyan seemed to be having conflicts due to his hanging out with Lavender more times than with his actual girlfriend.

Eventually Lavender couldnít help but start liking Green as well due to the times they hung out together but she kept it a secret from the both of them. Not wanting to cause a strain on their friendships she started avoiding Green more and more while Cyan begun suspecting something between them due to his plummeting mood. Confronting her about it Lavender vehemently denied liking him and Cyan apologized for being so suspicious.

After Lavenderís accident at the docks, Green begun visiting her every day in the hospital with Cyan while chatting with her long after Cyan left due to her additional lessons. They got closer and started hanging out more together alone without Cyan during their final year in Sanctum, while Cyan begun getting more and more depressed and moody about the situation. Cyan wanted to break up with Green so that her other two friends would be happy but Green told her he didnít actually like Lavender more than a friend. Cyan then told him about how Lavender liked him and this caused even more tension between the three as they felt even more constrained due to their emotional ties to one another. Lavender tried one last ditch effort at bringing them back together, planning a surprise party only to be confessed to by green saying that since they were going their separate ways they might as well get everything between them sorted out. Lavender rejected him but Cyan felt betrayed by both of them because none of them accepted her choices and Green felt devastated after losing his closest friends to romantic problems. Lavender broke off contact with both of them, Green having gone to Beacon, Cyan having gone to Atlas, and decided to start anew at Haven, hopefully making new friends and finally keeping them together for once in her life.



Personality:

Lavender is proud, unyielding, and loyal to a fault to those she trusts and vindictive to her enemies. Though not a perfect knight of legend she embodies many characteristics of a person whose creed defines their way of life and would often act according to them with unwavering tenacity. When it comes to interpersonal relationships Lavender would never let a rumor change how she views a person until she sees it for herself; Once something is confirmed to her, however, she would undoubtedly keep that image till she sees something that proves otherwise. She isnít fond of playing dirty and would almost never resort to underhanded tactics, be it for battle or relationship. She also despises people who constantly resort to cheating or backstabbing techniques rather than those who would outright speak their mind.

Being a polite individual, Lavender would not feel shy when it comes to matters sheís familiar with and is actually rather confident of her own abilities. Sheíd prefer to settle things in a civil manner than going fists flying if ever involved in arguments and would always greet people with a smile.When it comes to intelligence Lavender proudly boasts being good with academics but her interpersonal skills lack refinement, sometimes missing the point if once she's sure of something unless promptly corrected.

Lavenderís teammates/friends are people sheíll trust her life with and in turn risk her own for their sakes, be it a horde of grimm or even other huntsmen. Keeping her friends close to one another as well as herself has always been a trait of hers. If there are arguments, shortcomings, misunderstandings and the like sheíll try and find a way to fix it, however sometimes she becomes too pushy and forceful or her methods may not fit the mood or situation leading to even worse bonds than before. However, despite her confidence in herself and her tendency to keep others together her experiences garnered her to be less than open about what sheís truly feeling to those around her.

Lavenderís all good personality isnít without flaw however. More often than not, given enough motivation she would be blinded by her emotions and would fail to see proper reason once her mind is made up. Unyielding and loyal yet dangerous when her ideals are manipulated in the wrong directions or in other ways if her passions go awry.

Aura and Semblance:

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Lavenderís aura glows a light purple hue and glows around herself when sheís using her semblance. Lavenderís semblance is intermolecular bond strengthening and reinforcing. Using her semblance Lavender can make substances, such as water, walkable by forcing the intermolecular bonds between the molecules to strengthen and increase water tension. However after a while the energy used to strengthen the bonds of the substance would release in an either explosive or trickling fashion depending on how much stronger than usual the bonds are. For instance, water. To increase the bonds to a point where water would become walkable and able to support an adult one would need to create a surface tension thousands of times stronger than normal, then again water tension is pretty weak and would require mostly pure water without too many solutes because these can affect the surface tension. Suffice to say itíll take enough energy to counter the effects due to external forces such as gravity to reinforce the water or whatever substance sheís manipulating to such a degree and after a short period of time, eventually the energy used would be released in the form of mechanical energy or heat. Using this property of her semblance Lavender is able to propel herself over short distances quickly by increasing the bonds of the substances under her feet and instantly releasing that energy as if shot forward by a spring, however the amount of strengthening and energy used depends on the substance.

Since solids are pretty much well built and their bonds are, well... solid, they canít be manipulated to such a degree as fluids and gasses and the strengthening and energy added wouldnít be too significant and rather a waste of time and energy. Fluids are what Lavender is most proficient at controlling. Substances such as water wherein the molecules are not too far apart yet still have plenty of space between them allow for Lavender to power-up those bonds and sometimes compress the fluid to a degree. By increasing the fluidís bonds she can do stuff ranging from simple prevention of boiling and freezing and whatnot to full out creating resistant walls of standing fluid for a short amount of time before it releases its pent up energy and explodes into its base components or even a more gaseous state such as steam. By manipulating small amounts of fluid, Lavender can propel herself by releasing the energy just as she starts sprinting and continuing it every step of the way. By complimenting her semblance with her weapon Lavender can propel the blade as if shot forward by some other mechanism for stronger blows and manipulate the whip form more finely.

(Note: Sand, being solid despite its fluid shifty nature is still solid and the bonds between them are pretty much super far apart in molecular distances and cannot be considered a true fluid such as liquids. Therefore not that useful for her semblance.)

Gasses being volatile and constantly moving are harder to manipulate than liquids. The less pure the gas the harder it is to manipulate. Normal air for example could be manipulated and have its bonds strengthened and whatnot but due to the constantly moving particles the energy used is dispersed almost unevenly and can be only be used for simple stuff such as making the air feel a bit thicker though not much of a hindrance save for air friction when falling, and maybe distracting enemies by small air pocket explosions that make loud sounds but cause almost no damage. If a pure substance however is used, such as steam, Lavender can manipulate it somewhat more finely and create mists to disorient her enemies and even condense the steam to the point where itíll precipitate back into water only to explode back into steam a moment later. Unlike normal water steam is at an extremely high energy state meaning that to reinstate any bonds between the molecules would require a massive amount of energy compared to normal liquids, practically four times as much meaning that manipulating steam itself would be highly unlikely for Lav due to its impracticality, though still possible albeit taxing energy costs.


Water being plentiful and the substance Lavender is most attuned to using, is constantly added to her arsenal in the form of dust. By mixing fire and ice she is able to create water on the fly in all forms, though ice isnít that useful for her semblance save for blowing it up. With her skill with water Lavender uses it to propel herself across the battlefield and even water skim across the surface using her shield for the smoothest mode of transportation. She is able to do stuff such as creating steam into water and then into ice but the amount of energy required to do that is rather large for such a cheap trick and would rather use ice dust itself than waste her own energy on it most of the time. Spraying the water on the enemy allows for Lavender to blow it up and cause minor damage if the enemy is wet depending on how soaked they are, steam(Way over boiling point. Little reminder) being able to cause burns on non-aura protected opponents. Creating steam from normal water requires Lavender to overload the bonds to the point where they'd break upon release and also requires more energy than normal. To prevent wasteful energy/stamina consumption she uses small scale and highly precise 'explosions' if she wanted more force to whatever it is she's doing or simply to get steam for some reason or another.

Lavenderís semblance has an effective range of 10 meters and any further than that and sheíll need to concentrate even more than usual and even lose efficiency as a result. Suffice to say the closer the substance to be manipulated the easier it is.

A slight trick she can also do is delay certain exothermic chemical reactions by keeping the bonds in place for a while but of course, adding energy to the explosion though probably negligible compared to the actual thing. Useful for throwing back grenades or keeping a bomb from exploding for a short while, that is if the substance is not activated by pure chemical reactions and more of stress related reactions such as volatile dust crystals.

Lavender can keep using her semblance for long periods of time should she just use it for simple stuff such as walking on water but stuff like bursting across on her shield has a more taxing effect on her stamina if prolonged for longer periods of time. When using it in conjunction with her weapon usually she requires takes breaks in between massive taxing uses especially when manipulating non liquids such as steam. To prevent over exertion she's generally not overdependent on it and would only use her semblance if required.


Combat Behavior:

Lavender is an upfront fighter, preferring to face things head on as vanguard while keeping enemies pressured with swift charges and wide sweeping attacks with her weaponís range and power. Disliking fighting from a distance Lavender often charges in the fray using her semblance to burst her way through groups while picking either hit and run tactics or direct confrontation. Having an extremely form flexible weapon, she would change its form either slightly or wholly mid battle to keep the enemy on their feet and disorient their sense of range and/or reaction time.


WEAPON

Name: Winding Anfanc

Primary Form: Lance

A polearm with a large blade of a spearhead, or rather a glaive at this point, made of interconnecting blade segments of varying sizes the widest being closest to the shaft whilst getting smaller as it reaches the point. The edges of the spearhead segments are visibly jutting out to rip into flesh with their sears or hook onto edges or objects that get caught onto them, they can however slide back in and form a smoother blade for smoother slashing. The shaft by itself is collapsible and at full length can reach 2 meters long(6.7 feet or something)and can shorten to about a foot in length in its sword form.

Secondary Form:Greatsword

The initial transformation of the weapon is that of a great sword. The interconnecting blades of the glaive head would separate while being connected by an inner mechanism of non-metallic wires, along the lines of carbon based graphene, and part of the spear shaft as it slides down its length. The earlier jutting out edges of the weapon connect to the other segments of the blade by  showing visible gaps in the swordís inner structure. Despite the lack of solidarity unlike a solid blade itíll allow for a much lighter weapon despite its large size making it easily wield-able even with one hand. The blades can shorten their distance and compact even more depending on what the user wants to disorient the enemy with its various weapon lengths. Another function the weapon has is that of releasing water through the gaps along the shaft and blade length. By using her semblance along with her weapon Lavender would be able to manipulate the length not just by mechanical means such as handle switches but also by using her semblance to compress the water or manipulate the composition so that itíll expand or contract easily, with fail safes to lock in once the energy from using her semblance releases. The water can also be used to release bursts at the enemy or surroundings in the form of steam or plain water, propelling the blade in place of gunpowder or other more explosive forms of dust.

Tertiary Form:

The third and final transformation of the weapon is that of a bladed whip. In short itís a snake sword/glaive that shoots water. Springing out of its compact form the blades would extend several meters to lash out or grasp onto objects, the subtle whip mechanism being manipulated by both arm movements and semblance assistance by the water(or oil, depending on the situation but only one substance can be used at a time) and Lavenderís semblance. Each blade is connected by the wires as well as parts of the shaft broken into several pieces. Along the wires and shaft are small tubes that hold fluid released by water dust or injected oil. Small release areas along the length of the weapon allow for fluid ejection and each segment having a separate set of tubes just in case some are damaged so that not all the fluid is leaked. By compacting the weapon again, the tubes can interconnect once more and refill through a single common source to eliminate the need of refilling each individual compartment.

Dust Functions:

Lavenderís weapon primarily uses ice and fire dust in the form of water. In conjunction with her semblance she can manipulate the water to a degree to aid her weapon movements and transformations as well as performance.


Name: Lilac Tarasque

Primary Form: Kiteshield

A large shield with intricate decors similar to that of Lavenderís armor. Along the front of the shield, aside from decorations and armor, are more fluid ejection holes for the release of water or other substances. Behind the shield canisters for water dust combinations line the sides of the shield and can be replaced at a momentís notice. Other dust types can be used but not all are compatible, mostly just ejection related ones. Fire and water primarily since non fluid or gaseous forms might clog up the ejection mechanisms. Along the back of the shield, aside from arm straps are additional straps that connect to Lavenderís boots. Yes, boots. The shield can be used as a water skii, propelled by ejected water or by Lavenderís semblance and needs just some fluid in front and beneath it to slide flawlessly if thickened by Lavenderís semblance. The shield can collapse into a shorter form if it happens to seem to unwieldy for some situations resembling that of a heater shield instead of a kite shield.

Dust Functions:

Like her main weapon, the shield can eject water in either liquid for mor steam using fire and ice dust combinations.


History: Taking both her parent's teachings to heart Lavender created a combination of their weapons back in Sanctum as well as a shield/water board due to her passion for water skiing
« Last Edit: February 06, 2017, 11:03:28 PM by Xarias Fury »
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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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Re: Lavender du Lac
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 05:00:28 PM »
I can't believe I actually read the whole thing...that was so detailed...it was scary. A few things:

Appearance:
Height and weight would be helpful to have.

Personality:
Something that talks about her intelligence would be helpful.

Semblance:
Any strain on herself after using it for a long period of time?

That's about it.
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Second Year Beacon Student: Jett Davenport - The Playful Shadow Knight of Team MLDC (Melodic)

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Re: Lavender du Lac
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 08:09:41 PM »
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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: Lavender du Lac
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2016, 08:45:40 PM »
Approved 1 of 2.
First Year Beacon Student: Rackley Winchester - The Hawkeye Sniper of Team CRSA (Crystal)

Second Year Beacon Student: Jett Davenport - The Playful Shadow Knight of Team MLDC (Melodic)

Third Year Beacon Student: Suntalia Lyn Ryker - The Voice of Thunder of Team SODR (Soldier)

Fourth Year Beacon Student: Savas Carnelian - The Quiet Berserker (Teamless)

Beacon Professor: Oberon Falcov - The Man With A Plan / Team Strategy Teacher of Beacon

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Re: Lavender du Lac
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2016, 02:39:47 PM »
Approved and moved.
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Re: Lavender du Lac
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2017, 11:16:17 PM »
Edits are okay.
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