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Mia Brightspear
« on: February 27, 2017, 03:46:06 AM »
CHARACTER


Name: Mia Brightspear

Age: 35. Born Arashi 11th, 44 AC

Gender and Species: Female Human

Symbol: Mia uses her hometown's symbol as her own, which is shown on the front of her outfit.

Occupation: Owner of ‘Loaded for Bear’ Dust shop on Beacon Academy Grounds.

Appearance: Mia is about five feet six inches tall. She is well built, though most of her muscle tone comes from exercise through combat. Her fair skinned face sports bright green eyes, a small nose, and a small, well-hidden scar on the side of her face, just under her right ear. Atop her head is a well-maintained collection of peach colored hair tied into twin tails that reach down to shoulder height. Orange ribbons hold the tails in place, and the decorative clip is made to resemble a common teal colored flower native to parts of Southern Mistral, where she was born. Her fringes or bangs are long and parted to towards both sides of her face, revealing her forehead while hiding the sides of her face, and the scar. She looks to be about her age.

Her typical outfit consists of a mid-length white dress with several layers of white ruffles. Matching long boots come up to about halfway up her thighs. A flap extends from the collar through the midpoint of her outfit, passing the ruffles slightly. The edges of her outfit and the flap are golden, and the flap has the emblem of her hometown in gold on it. Over the dress, she wears a long sleeved jacket that reaches only to her upper waist. The jacket is lined with golden edges, and zigzag markings just before the cuffs. The sleeves are blue, while the rest of the jacket is a dark blue, almost grey color. White fingerless gloves with gold around the fingertips finish the outfit.

She most often wears this outfit, but can rarely be seen in casual attire of a wide variety, as well. Only very rarely, however.

Mia’s weapon, Lostfon, is a lengthy twin-pronged spear. The shaft is white and features a decorative gold pommel. At the top, the spear head is held by gold and teal colored, like her flower hairpieces. The spear head is white with a grey pattern engraved into it. Album.


History: Mia was born in southern Anima, on the edges of Mistral’s borders. As with tradition in this region, you are born with only your given name. Your title or surname is given between the ages of 10 and 20 typically and is based on a variety of things such as profession, appearance, or battle prowess.

At a young age, Mia’s parents decided to move to the capital of Mistral. Raising a child so far away from the safety of civilization was difficult. There were difficulties in the trip, however. They requisitioned transport via airship, but an unexpected swarm of flying grimm overwhelmed the cruiser, causing it to crash land a few hours away from the capital. Most of the passengers and crew survived, but there were injuries, and they were ill-equipped to deal with such a situation. Among the injured was Mia’s father. His Aura protected him from the brunt of the damage, sparing his life, but his leg was still broken and he had internal bleeding. He eventually bled to death before help could arrive. When it finally did, Mia, her mother, and about twenty others were transported to the safety of the capital.

Years later, as Mia grew to an age where she could understand what had actually happened that day, she swore vengeance upon all grimm. A bold statement from a child, but she believed, and there was little that would stray her from her path to becoming a Huntress. Her mother supported her along the way, gifting her father’s weapon, Lostfon, to her once she began training and schooling in combat. Mia mastered her father’s weapon as she continued her journey.

After graduating from Haven Academy in Mistral, her attitude had changed thanks to her experiences and new friends. She had learned much about the world and how things work. Blind vengeance wouldn’t cut it here. She eventually took a step back from her work as a huntress and focused on the study and research of Dust. She believed that somewhere, Dust contained the power to eradicate the grimm forever. It simply had to be discovered.

Before beginning a project that would likely consume her entire lifetime, Mia decided to travel and visit her hometown with her mother. From what little she could recall of it, it was drastically different. Years of Grimm attacks forced significant change very rapidly. The town had survived, however, and the people were happy to welcome her back and her mother. They ended up staying for several months, with Mia making use of the time to learn about the town's origins and how they continue to survive. Their warriors ride trained, armored bears into battle, and her father was a noted member of this Bear Cavalry, although he retired when Mia was born. During her stay, Mia took part in defending the town from several Grimm attacks. Mia’s skill and appearance in battle reminded both the veterans and her mother of her father, especially when she obliterated particularly powerful monsters with her signature attack, something they had all seen before, countless times. Nobody spoke of it to her directly, but some found it astounding that her ability with the spear was nearly identical to her father’s. As thanks for her aid, she was gifted with a pet bear, Waffle. Though still a cub, Waffle had been trained well and followed her willingly. When the time came for her to depart on her quest for knowledge, her mother, the leader of the town and the captain of the guard approached her and bestowed upon her the title Brightspear, the same as her father. Mia was grateful, and in tears at the gesture. Her mother had ensured that their family’s heritage and traditions remained intact, and Mia was overwhelmed to have been granted the same title as her father. She even considered staying and becoming a permanent resident of her hometown, but in the end stuck to her conviction to find a solution to the Grimm, and her journey took her back to Mistral’s capital, then to Vale.

Her purpose in Vale was to attend a trade school that specializing in the mechanics and use of Dust. It was here she met Kirkka Scarlet. They graduated from the school together, becoming close friends over the years. While they continued to take on hunt missions together, Kirkka eventually took on a job at Beacon Academy. A year later, she convinced Beacon’s Headmaster to open a dust shop on the campus, and Mia was hired to run it. Mia was thrilled to be a part of it as it allowed her access to Beacon Academy’s resources to further her studies. She has been there for several years now, selling a wide variety of ammo, dust, Semblance Catalysts, and more to Beacon Academy’s student body. Additionally, the two are regularly used as combat specialists in particularly dangerous missions, most sanctioned by the school… some not officially.
The shop, Loaded for Bear, was named because of Mia’s fondness for her pet bear, Waffle, who runs the store with her. Waffle was trained from a young age and is an excellent companion. However, his battle training is sorely lacking and as such, Mia does not ride him into combat like her hometown would have her do. She has requisitioned armaments for him, though, and he is trained as a mount. But the most riding that’s done is just for fun and games.


Personality: If anything, Mia is driven. She always strives to accomplish any task she sets her mind to. However, her past has taught her that maintaining awareness of one's surroundings and situation is important, so she tries to step back and analyze situations, though it doesn't always work out. Patience is something she works for but can be difficult for her at times.

In conversation, she is always pleasant and kind and often enjoys small talk with others. She tends to ramble on sometimes if the topic switches to something of particular interest, such as bears or Dust or Grimm. She is always happy to discuss her hometown as well, a place she takes great pride in. Her appearance and mannerisms reflect her presence in southern Mistral, but as she was raised for most of her childhood in the capital of Mistral, most mannerisms are overwritten by Northern Mistrali ones.

She’s something of a bear lover, as it would seem. Her shop is decorated with all manner of bear paraphernalia, from stuffed teddy bears to a portrait of her hometown’s Bear Cavalry warriors. Not to mention Waffle, who is a fully grown bear and has a special entrance into the shop. Because of him, everything in the shop is very wide, but he doesn’t spend much time inside, as he has been scolded often for breaking things.


Aura and Semblance: Mia’s Aura is of average strength for someone of her skill and training. She is by no means an expert in the use of it, but she is able to sense approaching grimm, though determining direction is vague at best. She regularly makes use of the ability to empower her physical strikes, however.

Mia’s semblance is Echoes. When activated, a faint copy of herself is created at her position. The copy mimics her next attack before fading away. The echoes cannot be harmed but can inflict damage as though it were Mia herself, but they cannot mimic or create Dust effects. A Semblance Catalyst Focus could be applied to create elemental attacks, but they would still be limited to the range of the spear--the attacks could not become projectiles such as fireballs or wind blades. Additionally, Mia's signature attack, while it would be replicated, is only physically mimicked. The wind dust used in the attack does not apply, meaning it would simply be a series of thrusts and a vertical strike. This creates a few major opportunities. She can strike multiple targets at once, though it requires time she may not have in the heat of battle. Making multiple strikes against a single target is more feasible, but dangerous because she can also be struck by the Echo. The most common functionality is to create an image while avoiding an attack, then counterattacking. The real Mia would be safe from her dodge, while the Echo would still be directly in front of the assailant. Since the Echo requires no defense, Mia could strike with full power from safety. Echoes have a relatively short range and duration, lasting only a few seconds at most and fading when Mia moves more than a stone's throw away. This time limit and the positional requirement(due to Echoes being able to strike objects, including Mia herself or other Echoes) make it uncommon to have more than one, and very rare to have more than two Echoes at once.

Mia is a masterful user of Dust. Her weapon is greatly empowered by it, and she is skilled in the creation of all manner of Dust related objects, such as ammunition and Semblance Catalysts. She is not able to tune SCFs to people, however. She leaves that task to Kirkka when at work.


Combat Behavior: Mia is an agility fighter. Her strikes are quick and numerous as she uses her agility to avoid or parry attacks with grace and skill. She fights very aggressively, using the reach of her spear to her advantage. Shorter range weapons have a difficult time getting past the end of her own, and as such, she can concentrate on more strikes. Thrusting attacks deal significant damage from the maximum distance, while sweeping attacks are used while repositioning herself, dealing with multiple targets, or deflecting enemies or their attacks. Getting past the pointy end of her spear is the best way to handle her, and staying in that area hinders her attack power. However, the spear is versatile and can be simply pulled closer, moving her hands up to the front of the shaft, to allow for very close range defense. Mia also lacks in long range attacks, having no firearm. Wind-based Dust attacks tend to have a medium range and deal medium cutting damage.



WEAPON

Name: Lostfon

Primary Form: Lostfon is a dual-pronged spear, capable of releasing a variety of wind Dust based attacks from between the two prongs. Dust is stored in canisters in the shaft.

Storage Form: The spear is too large to be stowed away, so Mia carries it in her hand regularly. As part of her supplies, she carries a strap and a cover for the blade. The cover protects the blade from damage while protecting other things from being cut or poked. The strap is simply used to attach the spear to herself or something else securely. While strapped to her, there is no easy way to detach it rapidly, so she rarely does this unless she really needs both hands free for a long time.

Dust Functions: Multiple dust containers are stored throughout the lengthy shaft, allowing for a significant supply to be used before reloading is required. Most commonly, wind blades are created with many of Mia’s swings, boosting the damage of each attack and allowing for medium range cutting attacks. Thrusting attacks are also empowered similarly, greatly boosting their damage and allowing the attack to extend past the reach of the spear.

Finally, Mia has a signature attack she calls Lostfon Drive. It consumes a massive quantity of Dust from her weapon in order to unleash a series of empowered thrusts at her opponent, following up with an upward swing right after that unleashes a powerful gust of wind, easily capable of lifting even the heaviest of enemies into the air. With a final thrust, a torrent of wind and light bursts forth, massively damaging her opponent and blowing them farther up and away.

History: The origin of the weapon is unknown to Mia and her mother. Mia’s father had the weapon before he met either of them, and he never mentioned where it came from. People in Mia’s hometown were unsure either when questioned, aside from legends and stories that came to be due to her father’s supposedly legendary skill with it.









PET


Name: Waffle

Age: 11. Born Arashi 29th, 69 AC

Gender and Species: Male South Mistrali Grizzle Bear

Symbol: Waffle Bear Paw, a specialty of Mia's cooking.

Occupation: Guardian and mascot of ‘Loaded for Bear’ Dust shop on Beacon Academy Grounds.

Appearance: As a grizzly bear from south Mistral, Waffle looks much like a typical Rocky Mountain Grizzly, although he is a little bit larger than normal. His fur is groomed well, and he wears a bowtie around his neck, plainly visible when he is sitting down observing passing students.

Mia requisitioned a set of battle armaments. It is modular armor that comes with attachments, but Mia isn't quite rich enough for the best stuff. Armor protects much of Waffle, and as part of the armor is a saddle. The saddle is used regularly by Mia while riding Waffle around campus, because who doesn't love riding a bear around a school. However, the saddle can be replaced with a Gatling gun.

History: Waffle was born in captivity and raised for about a year by humanoids. Originally he was going to be trained as a battle bear, capable of mounted combat. But about a year after, he was instead gifted to Mia Brightspear, a visitor to his hometown. Together they traveled from Mistral to Vale, where he now works as Mia’s faithful companion and friend, and guardian of Loaded for Bear, Beacon Academy’s one stop shop for all things ammunition and dust.


Personality: Waffle is a bear. As one would expect, he tends to a lot of bear things. Roars and the like. He is well trained, however, and is ever faithful to his master, Mia. He seems to understand her orders, and… for the most part, follows them. He is friendly toward people who approach him, but will often roar at people when they touch his fur. He hates greasy hands making a mess of his well-groomed self.

Waffle also loves bears, and will usually try to defend bear-kind.

Waffle also loves waffles. They are delicious. Mia makes them for breakfast.


Aura and Semblance: Waffle, like all animals on Remnant, has an Aura. It is unusually powerful as well, but difficult to use since bears are not easily trained in the advanced use of it. As such, it provides Waffle with significant regeneration and shielding power. Additionally, it is used to empower his attacks when he gets serious, which can lead to unexpectedly high damage. Don't mess with the bear.

Waffle’s semblance is Read the Wind. He can read the wind. Nobody really knows what this unique semblance does, but Mia claims it is among the most powerful of abilities ever conceived.


Combat Behavior: Waffle is a bear. His combat behavior tends to be very bear-like. Charge foe, maul, repeat. Sometimes he will throw in a bear hug, but those are usually reserved for Mia. When cornered, he will fight with all his might.



WEAPON

Name: Tooth and Claw

Primary Form: Tooth and Claw is a set of Teeth. And claws. As one would expect, they are used for a variety of things, from raking, to mauling, to eating, and chomping.


Storage Form: Teeth are stored in mouth, Claws are stored in paws.

Dust Functions: Waffle does not like to discuss his past attempt at using Dust with his weapons.

Waffle has a signature attack called Bear Hug. This ability has two possible outcomes. A loving and friendly hug between best friends, or a death grip of pain and suffering equal to none. Choose wisely.

History: When Waffle was born, he grew teeth. And claws.



WEAPON

Name: Bastion

Primary Form: This is what goes on Waffle's top when the saddle is replaced.

Bastion fires two hundred Lein, custom-tooled cartridges at ten thousand rounds per minute. It costs four hundred thousand Lein to fire this weapon... for twelve seconds. Coating the ammunition with dust is also in the realm of possibility, but drives the cost up slightly.

Because of this cost, neither Mia nor Waffle owns any of this ammunition.

Storage Form: This thing is heavy, and is stored in Loaded for Bear's storage room. Where all the dangerous explosive materials are stored. Because safety first kids.



History: Bought by Mia as part of Waffle's armaments.
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Re: Mia Brightspear
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2017, 10:39:51 PM »
I know a profile like this made by you would usually get pushed through nearly instantly
However,
There are just some questions I have (mostly out of curiosity rather than error) even though it is an extremely well written profile
Also sorry to be picky but there are just some silly spelling mistakes you probably just missed

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Personality: If anything, Mia is driven. She always strives to accomplish any task she sets her mind to. However, per past has taught her to maintaining awarelessof one's surroundings and situation is important, so she tries to step back and analyze situations, though it doesn't always work out. Patience is something she works for, but can be difficult for her at times.
per- her?
awareless- awareness?

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Two questions
Does she have a limit to the amount of echoes that she can create?
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Can echoes re-create dust effects?
For example would an echoes be able to replicate the extra range of a wind dust attack or perhaps with enough effort a second Lostfon Drive?
If the answer is "no" then would these effects be able to be replicated with the right Foci?

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Re: Mia Brightspear
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2017, 11:44:02 AM »
Huh. I recall correcting those exact spelling mistakes, along with several others, and a few grammar issues. Oh well. Corrected.

Technically there is no limit, but since they can hit things, having more than one in any proximity is getting messy, and the duration makes it difficult to create multiples, as they are created in the space she occupies. If she wanted to create a whole row of them for example, she would have to take a step, create, take a step, create, etc. A time-consuming task.

Technical specifications of semblance added.
  • The echoes cannot be harmed but can inflict damage as though it were Mia herself, but they cannot mimic or create Dust effects. A Semblance Catalyst Focus could be applied to create elemental attacks, but they would still be limited to the range of the spear--the attacks could not become projectiles such as fireballs or wind blades. Additionally, Mia's signature attack, while it would be replicated, is only physically mimicked. The wind dust used in the attack does not apply, meaning it would simply be a series of thrusts and a vertical strike.
  • ...and fading when Mia moves more than a stone's throw away. This time limit and the positional requirement(due to Echoes being able to strike objects, including Mia herself or other Echoes) make it uncommon to have more than one, and very rare to have more than two Echoes at once.
Kirkka Scarlet - Beacon Academy Groundskeeper - Dust and SCF Expert - SCF Tuner
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Re: Mia Brightspear
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2017, 11:52:13 AM »
Ok looks good to me!
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Re: Mia Brightspear
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2017, 10:32:35 PM »
Ahahaha...Waffle. That made my day.

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