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Kaali Charen
« on: February 08, 2017, 01:41:11 AM »
CHARACTER

Name: Kaali Charen

Age: 17, Born on the 8th Klever, 62 AC

Gender and Species: Female Human

Symbol: None

Occupation: First Year Student, Beacon Academy

Appearance: Kaali is, much to her dismay, barely over five feet short. Combining her height with her pleasant smile and toned but underdeveloped body, she has been referred to as a child on occasion, eliciting a fair bit of well-deserved rage from her. Length-wise, her violet hair extends about halfway down her back, though it is nearly always messily kept back into a ponytail with a simple teal colored ribbon tied into a bow. Loose hairs and a general lack of upkeep leaves hair hanging free on the sides and framing her matching violet eyes. A smile is often on her face as she glances about.

As for apparel, Kaali's standard outfit consists of a sleeveless, teal colored tunic extending halfway down her thighs with a cut on one side to allow for flexibility. Gold trimming surrounds the neckline and the bottom and black shorts are worn underneath to solve any potential wardrobe malfunctions. Leather boots reach almost up to her knees and fingerless leather gloves covering her forearms match the color of her shirt. Finally, a long, white jacket featuring teal trimming keeps her arms warm with its sleeves and sports her symbol on the back in teal.

When armed, a brown leather shoulder strap secures her blade to her waist. Image.

History: Kaali had an challenging start to her life. Complications during her birth ended in the death of her mother, Claire. Her father was not particularly interested in raising a child in the first place, and with the death of his wife, he practically forced Kaali onto Kirkka Scarlet, Kaali’s maternal half-sister. At first, Kirkka was happy to help raise Kaali, but after a while, it became apparent to her that the father wanted nothing to do with the child. He seemed to care little for her, and often left Kaali with Kirkka for days or weeks at a time, citing how busy he was with his job. When Kaali was four, Kirkka took steps to become the legal guardian of Kaali, relieving the father of his unwanted duties. A few short years later he moved out of Vale and has not been heard from since.

Kirkka was an adult, being 20 years older than Kaali, but her skills in handling children were lacking, to say the least. She had spent most of her life focused on her studies and training, and so raising her half-sister was particularly challenging for her. Kaali had become quite rebellious during her early years, but Kirkka believed her attitude could be directed toward a worthy goal and enlisted Kaali at Signal Academy. Kaali was eager to learn proper combat. Getting into scraps with others was not uncommon for her, and she had learned that her tiny stature put her at a disadvantage in strength. Her attitude during her first two years at Signal got her into plenty of trouble, which then fell onto Kirkka as she struggled to help Kaali out of situations.

During summer break in her second year, Kaali learned that her best friend that she met at Signal, Cassidy, died while visiting her parents outside of Vale. An unexpected Grimm attack ravaged the supposedly heavily fortified village they lived in. Though the village survived, there were casualties. Kaali fell into a depression with the news and stayed in the background for many months. Cassidy was the only one at Signal that Kaali considered an actual friend, and with her gone And Kirkka living at Beacon Academy, she was relatively alone. Kirkka ended up taking a break from her job to stay at Signal while she tried to help Kaali through the unexpected trauma, and Kaali got over her depression, growing very close to her half-sister at the same time. Kirkka was pleased by this, but later on realized that Kaali's reliance on her made it difficult for her to get close to others. Still, Kaali had gained a much more focused mind from the event. A mind focused on the extermination of Grimm.

When Kaali returned to school with renewed vigor, this new focus got Kaali’s grades and skills on track and, with a tiny bit of nudging from Kirkka, she was accepted into Beacon Academy. Now a first-year student, she spends a significant amount of time with Kirkka and continues to struggle with making new friends.


Personality: Kaali has learned from Kirkka to be friendly as much as she can toward most everyone and does not struggle from shyness. That said, she has difficulty making close friends as she is still sometimes reminded of her friend at Signal Academy. Preferring to avoid that kind of situation, she subconsciously attempts to avoid people she feels she is getting too close to. Kirkka is often her fallback for those kinds of situations, something that Kirkka doesn't agree with but mostly understands. Serious conversations are pretty boring, so Kaali has developed a healthy level of snark and sarcasm to deal with that kind of crap. When she has to be, she tends to speak directly and truthfully about things which can be off-putting and harsh.

On the battlefield, a Kaali's attitude changes slightly. Kaali hates grimm, but she is aware that she can't do everything alone. Kaali has shown numerable leadership traits and will often take the lead in battle, both in command decisions and desire to be on the front lines. Her flashy semblance draws attention to her easily, something that lends mostly benefits to this budding leader.

Before coming to Beacon Academy, Kaali refused to practice against other students or any people, because she did not want to risk injuring them. This was not overconfidence in her abilities, however, as she was more concerned that if she injured them, they would not be able to help her in the future. Beacon Academy requires sparring to pass a multitude of classes, so she has dissolved this self-imposed rule. She still struggles with it and holds back sometimes, and more often than not loses fights.


Aura and Semblance: Kaali's semblance is named Stormblood, named after its appearance and the way it functions. When active, jade lightning dances along her skin and equipment. This effect is purely visual, as the lightning is harmless to both other people and technology.  This effect, along with the other drawbacks of her semblance is caused by a genetic defect that makes her Semblance partially incompatible with her Aura.

Stormblood is, simply, an enhancing semblance. It enhances Kaali's strength, defense, mobility, and speed. Kaali's melee strikes can also be empowered to create waves of energy from each sword swing that extend about five feet past the edge of the blade, giving her enhanced reach. These bonuses make Kaali a powerhouse fighter. She can sustain this level of her semblance throughout the entire duration of most fights without too much trouble, but overuse causes her body to heat up due to the amount of energy running through it. This can cause side effects and even lead to heat stroke in very extended durations, but Kaali has never seen a need for such a lengthy duration.

If Kaali runs Stormblood at full power, she is easily the strongest, fastest, and the toughest person at Beacon Academy. However, forcing that much power through her veins is dangerous for her. Due to the genetic defect, her Aura does not protect her fully from the effects of her own semblance, and when Stormblood is at full power, it burns the blood cells in her body, in addition to leading to rapid heat stroke. The combination of these things can easily cause Kaali to require medical treatment or, if untreated, death. As such, Kaali almost never runs her semblance past about half power, only utilizing additional power when in dire circumstances. Every second that Stormblood is run at full power runs the risk of killing her. It definitely needs the label, "Do not attempt."

Combat Behavior: With Kaali's semblance being effectively a stat boost and little more, she has focused heavily on honing her skill as a swordswoman. When in battle, she sticks to fighting single targets a time. When outnumbered, she partially mimics her half-sister's style of disengaging and attempting to disperse the enemy with Dust from her weapon. She fights with her blade in both hands, and thanks to her semblance can make quick and powerful strikes, making her a formidable offensive warrior. The boosted range from her semblance also allows her to reach mid range targets while still retaining the power of the strike.

In practice bouts and spars, Kaali regularly fights defensive, a habit from her earlier years. She holds back against others a lot, out of irrational fear of harming them. She knows their Aura will protect them and the match will end before she can truly injure anyone, but she cannot shake that feeling yet. As a result, she struggles to win matches against other students and often agitates her opponents, as it is plain as day that she is holding back.

With a semblance that enhances both her offense and defense, Kaali is particularly challenging to handle head on. Sneak attacks are effective against her, as are keeping out of range of her enhanced sword strikes. Finally, due to her single minded focus on one target at a time, even just two assailants at once can be daunting for her to handle. She is aware of this weakness, however, and seeks to overcome it as Grimm are rarely alone.


WEAPON

Name: Better Half

Primary Form: Better Half is a singled edged sword that rests comfortably in its scabbard on her waist. While sheathed, the blade is only about one and a half feet long, but upon drawing it extends to its full length of just under two feet. This design is due to Kaali's short stature. A lengthy weapon at her waist got in the way often, so she had it designed to be more compact. The scabbard is decorated with faint jade illumination, and at the top has what could be called a control panel that features several buttons and a slider.

Dust Functions: When the sword is drawn from its scabbard, Kaali can utilize the scabbard controls to charge the blade with one of several types of Dust. Once drawn, the effect can last up to a minute. The blade must be returned to its scabbard to be recharged, and sheathing the blade strips the current effect from it, discarding the unused Dust.  Rapidly changing Dust effects can be costly and time-consuming.

  • Kinetic: The most commonly used type, this Dust simply enhances the force behind the blade, creating stronger attacks and making it easier to parry enemy attacks.
  • Air: With this Dust, the blade becomes easier to swing, allowing her to make high speed but low strength attacks. Additionally, the blade can fire of slicing waves that extend much further than her semblance causes. Only a few of these long range attacks can be made before the Air Dust is depleted.
  • Ice: Ice Dust causes ice to rapidly form around the impact point of the blade. A blast of frost can also be shot from the sword which is capable of completely freezing a medium sized creature or object, such as a beowolf. This blast consumes the entire charge effect.
  • Fire: Uncommonly used, the blade is surrounded by flames that burn targets. Very fun, and very dangerous, but only limited effect due to the difficulty of controlling fire. Piercing an enemy with a flaming blade will burn them from within, however doing so requires leaving the blade in the enemy for some time.

History: Kaali worked hard on the design of her sword, even though it is not overly complex. It was originally just a sword to her, but over the years it has become one of her closest companions in her eventual quest to slay all the Grimm. She recently named it Better Half, a reference that fighting is more than half of her being.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2017, 04:02:06 AM by Koop »
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Kaali Charen - First Year at Beacon Academy
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Re: Kaali Charen
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 03:07:35 AM »
You gonna get Fayza'dCarmine'd.



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Re: Kaali Charen
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2017, 02:43:40 PM »
So, after going through the character, I have a lot of issues here:

Okay, I'm kidding....no issues here. Approved 2 of 2 and moved.
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: Kaali Charen
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2017, 03:17:32 PM »
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CHARACTER

Name: Kaali Charen

Age: 17, Born on the 8th Klever, 62 AC

Gender and Species: Female Human

Symbol: A pink star. Kaali found the symbol concept silly and chose this as her symbol. She got used to having it and never changed it.

Occupation: First Year Student, Beacon Academy

Appearance: Kaali is just barely over five feet short. Very long dark brown hair is often tied back into a ponytail with a long black ribbon. The ribbon’s ends are yellow to match her attire, and each end hangs about a foot down but keeps out of the way fairly well. Her shimmering light blue eyes blink rapidly as her face radiates feigned friendliness. On her left cheek is a small pink heart tattoo sticker.

For apparel, Kaali wears a long sleeved black shirt with white on the top front side and yellow cuffs. A slightly small black jacket with yellow seams and short sleeves goes over that. Short shorts with the same color scheme go along with black leggings to cover her legs almost completely, save for an inch or two between the leggings and shorts. On her feet are heavy boots with brown, black and yellow coloring. She wears a belt, but her pants can stay up just fine without it, so she only wears it for fashion points. Image.

History: Kaali had an unfortunate start to her life. There were complications during her birth that ended in the death of her mother, Claire. Her father did not want a child in the first place, and definitely not when he would have to raise her alone, so he practically forced Kaali onto Kirkka Scarlet, Kaali’s maternal half-sister. Kirkka was happy to help raise Kaali at first, but after a while it became apparent to her that the father wanted nothing to do with the child. He seemed to care little for her, and often left Kaali with Kirkka for days, and sometimes weeks at a time, citing how busy he always was with his job. When Kaali was four, Kirkka took steps to become the legal guardian of Kaali, relieving the father of his unwanted duties. A few short years later he moved out of Vale, and has not been heard from since.

Kirkka was not the best motherly figure, she had no experience and wasn’t particularly skilled with kids. Kaali became quite rebellious throughout her early years, Kirkka thought her attitude could be directed toward a worthy goal, and enlisted Kaali at Signal Academy. Kaali was eager to learn proper combat, having been in a few fights with others’, she’d learned that her tiny stature was often a detriment in battle. Her attitude during her first two years at Signal got her into plenty of trouble, which then fell onto Kirkka as she struggled to help Kaali out of situations.

During summer break in her second year, Kaali learned that her best friend that she met at Signal, Cassidy, died while visiting her parents outside of Vale. An unexpected Grimm attack ravaged the supposedly heavily fortified village they lived in. No survivors. This event shattered Kaali’s personality, and she faded into the background for months. Cassidy was the only one at Signal who got along well enough with Kaali to be considered a friend, and with her gone, Kaali was largely alone. Kirkka wasn’t around often due to them living apart. Kirkka ended up taking a break from her job and stayed at Signal for some time, trying to help Kaali through the unexpected trauma. Kaali slowly overcame her depression, but she remains hesitant make long lasting friends and she has a much more focused mind. Focused on the extermination of Grimm.

Kaali returned to school with renewed vigor, and this new focus got Kaali’s grades and skills on track, and with a tiny bit of nudging from Kirkka, she was accepted into Beacon Academy. Now a first year student, she’s become much closer to Kirkka since the incident and they spend time together whenever possible.


Personality: While not afraid to interact with others, Kaali is very hesitant to get close to anyone, or let them close to her. She keeps her distance by using snarky comments to avoid and serious conversations, and she is both aggressive and direct which often rubs people the wrong way. Much of her contributions to discussions are only comments that she finds relevant, having a disdain for small talk. She is typically very honest as well, which makes it difficult to make friends a lot of the time. She also tends to speak with little tone in her voice, something they adopted at Signal when she had a bad time. These days though, her hotheadedness often often overpowered that aspect of her.

She also enjoys arguing with and correcting errors people make whenever possible, but the latter only happens if she is confident she's right. Provocation is also something she enjoys, and at a school designed to teach people to fight, she gets into quite a lot of fights because of it. In battle, she leads the way and is always on the offensive. Her confident attitude in combat will often get the better of her.

Her aggressiveness extends further in combat, which results in recklessness and a cocky attitude. Both of these attributes can easily cause her to lose sight of a battle or situation.


Aura and Semblance: Outside of her semblance, Kaali has little skill with the manipulation of Aura. Her semblance, Trace[/i], allows her to instantly jump to an object she has touched before. The jump places her within a foot of the object and has a short to medium range. The range lets her move about the battlefield quickly but due to the limit, makes it ineffective as a 'travel' power. close to the object as possible, and has a short to medium range, which allows her to move about the battlefield quickly but is not effective as a 'travel' power. It only provides minor benefits in outrunning things, and in order to make it work, she has to plan ahead. She does carry a series of small disks with her that she can throw like frisbees and then jump to them.

Trace requires line of effect with the object for this to work. This means that in order for her to teleport she needs to be able to draw a straight line from herself to the frisbee or object and no object can obstruct that path. She cannot teleport through a wall, even after touching an object on the other side. Even a window will block this ability.


Combat Behavior: Kaali wields a light blade and a whip together. Whenever possible, she will attempt to single out enemy targets and take them down using the two weapons together. The whip is largely used as a distracting tool, but can be devastating if she manages to grab a leg or the weapon of her opponent, as she can easily trip or disarm them. Her sword is used to guard herself and to exploit openings granted by her whip strikes. These tactics and weaponry, combined with her semblance, make her a formidable foe in single combat, granting her high levels of evasion with strong control over her opponents actions.

Kaali’s failings in combat begin when faced with multiple opponents. Its very easy for her enemy to get attacks against her if she uses her whip to attempt to grab or trip someone, because it restricts her own movement as well. In most situations, Kaali prefers to single out opponents and face them one at a time. If its not possible, she uses her semblance to keep multiple targets away from her.

If she knows she'll be in a fight soon and has the opportunity, she will drop several of these discs around the soon to be battlefield, giving her an early edge in mobility.


WEAPON

Name: Cassidy

Primary Form: Cassidy is a single edged sword, which while sheathed is only a foot and a half long. Once drawn, the blade extends further, adding about a foot to the length of the blade. Its lightweight but fairly durable, and is used to make quick strikes.

Dust Functions: The sheath that Cassidy is stored is charges the blade with one of several types of Dust. When using the blade normally, it will often be charged with Strength enhancing Dust, allowing Kaali to make deceptively powerful strikes with it, or block powerful attacks against her with ease.

The blade can also be charged with one of three elemental effects at a time: Fire, ice, or air. The effects cause attacks to have the relevant elemental properties, along with the ability to create slashes of the element by quickly swinging the blade through the air. Each type will create a fast moving ‘slash’ made of the element. The air slashes are particularly effective at cutting, while the ice once can easily immobile a foe by trapping them in ice. These effects usually last for a minute or so on the blade before it must be sheathed and redrawn. Firing the ranged elemental attacks will shorten the duration, however.

History: Cassidy was just a plain, nameless sword when Kaali first began learning to fight. Kirkka helped her build the sheath and blade into its current iteration, and Kaali named it Cassidy, after her best friend from Signal.


WEAPON

Name: Whip

Primary Form: Whip is a long length of leather material. Very simple but high quality, Kaali uses the whip to trip targets, disarm them, or grab objects from range. With her aura flowing through the whip she can control it very accurately, which allows her to grab and hold onto objects or targets with it.

Dust Functions: Whip is charged with Dust to enhance its strength, making it easier for someone as small as Kaali to trip her targets, or to pull large objects with it.

History: Whip is a whip. Kaali purchased a high quality whip and named it Whip, to use in combat alongside her sword. Naming things is not her strong suit.



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Re: Kaali Charen
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2017, 04:42:11 AM »
Changelog:

  • Thematic color changed from pink to green.
  • Symbol removed.
  • Appearance updated to new character. Image included.
  • History rewritten. Story changes:
    • Kaali's childhood friend Cassidy. Her village is no longer destroyed, but Cassidy still perished in the attack.
  • Personality changed. Kaali is friendlier but still hesitant to get close to people and make friends. Gained leadership qualities. Now struggles with sparring and tends to hold back.
  • Semblance replaced.
    • Creates visual green lightning around Kaali when active.
    • Enhances strength, agility, move speed and defense while active, and causes weapon swings to reach out with energy slices.
    • Can be overcharged to further enhance stats, causes overheating and blood destruction, can lead to death.
  • Combat Behavior rewritten to accommodate changes to semblance and weapons.
  • Weapons.
    • Whip removed.
    • Sword renamed to Better Half. Description modfied slightly.
    • Dust functionality refined to explain in greater detail.
    • Weapon history rewritten to accommodate name change.
Kirkka Scarlet - Beacon Academy Groundskeeper - Dust and SCF Expert - SCF Tuner
Kaali Charen - First Year at Beacon Academy
Mia Brightspear & Waffle - Beacon Dust Shop Owner, Huntress, Bear Owner, Dust Expert. Also Waffle is a bear.
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