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Basalt Noir
« on: November 18, 2017, 12:43:22 PM »
CHARACTER

Name: Basalt Noir

Age: 45

Species and Gender: male human

Symbol: Basalt - a silhouetted mannequin,

Occupation: Former Huntsman, Taxidermist

Appearance: Basalt wears a victorian era French frock coat. The outer coat is a rock grey with the lapels accented yellow. On his hands he wears black dress gloves. The inside shirt is white with the collar being a deep red, the collar hides the brutal scar on his neck. His trousers are a grey that match his coat with polished dress shoes on his feet. He is the stereotypical image of a rich man. He has a very lean and skinny figure standing at an average height of 5'8, his face is sunken and his skin is a sickly grey. His hair is stylled in a bowl cut colored blonde. His face is poorly shaven and messy in general. He smells of thick perfume.

History: Growing up as a huntsman at Beacon he loved nothing more then to boast about his Grimm kills. Big or small whatever he slew he always kept track of how many throughout his life he slayed. And he was good at it. In his youth he carried a massive sword that extended to twice the length of his whole body, and while currently he's nothing like when he was in his prime he was a dominant force as a huntsman. While as a huntsman he was a great fighter he did it for all the wrong reasons, he loved attention and bragged about all his exploits, he did what he did, not to protect people but for their admiration, and money. Greed, he was very much a greedy man as he was strong, never doing anything out of kindness or charity. Always he bled dry the people he worked for, regardless of their situation. Over time as a huntsman he became massively wealthy, this was thanks to his second skill he possesed, geology.

     His father was a collector of rocks, not dust, but mineral ores. His childhold home was filled with samples of rare and valuable minerals that were either great in value in terms of weapon making or even just sold as jewelry. While he never had any real interest in them, he took care in memorizing what was considered valuable and where to find them for the sole purpose of reselling them for profit. Incidentally his travels as a huntsman lead him to many barren and lawless lands that contained hidden treasures, before not accesible because of the Grimm. His skills however allowed him free reign of the many unclaimed ores waiting to be uncovered. However rocks were not his passion, it was always just a method for him to get rich quick.
     What he really wanted to do was make a name for himself and become famous, while he demanded attention, throughout his travels there were always those who opposed him. Those who saw him as nothing more then a show off and claimed his achievements were nothing more then lies. So he devoted his time to prove it. In order to do that he decided to learn the skills of a taxidermist, all for the sake of creating replica Grimm that he could claim he slew. He wanted to create a busineas out of it, he wanted all of Vale to know the things he accomplished. For at some point he cared more for peoples attention without the danger, then protecting them, and laid down his sword to learn a new skill.
     For the next few years Basalt spent his time in a trade school learning the ways of a taxidermist, specifically any kind of Grimm replica. One day he met his future wife, Marian Twanet. She was a very fragile woman, seemingly always sick, and frail looking. Despite this she was fierce, constantly picking fights with other students or starting arguments, insisting she was right even if she was wrong. And Basalt was madly in love with her, for once there was only one person's attention then anyone he wanted and it was hers. And strangely enough she seemed to want the same, or so it seemed.
     Years go by and the two quickly became married and had a child, Metate Noir. For some reason Marian had a fixation for training Metate up to be a strong huntress, despite the fact the daughter had no interest in them. All Metate loved were dolls, pretty dolls, play dollls, and doll houses she had a collection of them she loved to play with. Basalt on the other hand over the years had created his ideal taxidermist business and showed off his self made trophies of Grimm heads in his own luxurious home. Metate fawned over the fake corpses, it was growing up with the grotesque heads of monsters she found her love for dolls.
   
      Many more years go by Metate now age 14, and the fateful day strikes, a day Basalt and Metate never saw coming. The same day Metate discovered her semblance, to this day Basalt and Metate never learned why Marian did what she did. She maniacally attacked the two of them and ran away, Metate suffered a mortal wound on her left hand and a deep cut that went down the middle of her face. Basalt himsslef was similarly slashed across the throat and left to bleed to death. Metate by sheer luck dragged herself to the nearest phone to call for help. The details are hazy from there but a few weeks later the two were seen again released from the hospital never the same again. The unanswered question of why haunted Basalt, Marian showed no signs of resentment towards her family and yet out of nowhere she attempts murder on the both of them. Later it was discovered a vast sum of Lien was stolen from their home the night of the attack. But Basalt didn't think money was the reason, just an extra.
     Present day Basalt quietly continues to run his taxidermy business with his daughter for the boastful huntsman or huntress wanting to show for their efforts. Though those who knew him say he was never the same since he lost Marian, his skin and eyes lost their color, his hair was unkempt, and generally a mess. Not a day goes by does he not wonder why Marian did what she did.

Personality: A boastful and proud man, though in recent years he's far more humble then he was in his youth he's not one to pass up bragging about his Grimm kills or misadventures. Still never does anything out of kindess but only for his benefit. Since the dissapearance of Marian he is far more quiet and reserved then he used to be. Though if given the oppurtunity he will still talk and ramble longer then most people will care for, this is his old desire for attention staying with him.

Aura and Semblance: Aura is a boulder grey color, his semblance is based off of his big headed and egotistical nature, he himself will claim it's based off his natural strength. It allows him to double the size of his body increasing his strength, defense, and range of his attacks, all this at a tremendous cost of his speed and his increased size making him an easy target. His full height comes out to 11'6.

Combat Behavior:  In his prime he was very simply a bruiser, no thought at all to his attacks but to wildly swing his large sword. This combined with his brutish semblance he was commonly reffered to as a monster on the battlefield. In recent days where his body is now less then a shadow of his former self it's a mystery whether he can so much as lift his signature sword.
With his semblance active, his speed is drastically reduced, therefore he will not always use his weapon extended but in its reduced form for a slight balance of his speed back.

WEAPON

Name: Goliath knife

Primary Form: A double edged pitch black sword, the width of this sword is unnaturally thick due to its second form. The weapon's full length is 5ft including the hilt.

Secondary Form: One edge of the sword folds out to double the length of the entire sword, making the weapon single edged. Extended all the way the weapon's full length is 9ft including the hilt.

Tertiary Form: In it's old days it was placed in a sheath on Basalt's back, nowadays it hangs over the fireplace as a memento to his glory days.

Dust Functions: The hilt of the weapon contains a space for one dust crystal to be loaded and fired. Two ways can utilize the dust inside the weapon; Area blast and Wave blast. With a powerful swing a blast of the element loaded fires of in an arc to its target. Two waves can be fired before the dust is expended. The other is to slam the weapon on the floor, creating a blast of the element around the user. Two Area blasts can be used before expended, or one wave and one area.

Fire - A stroke sends a blasting wave of fire, while an area blast surrounds Basalt in a smaller but more concentrated blast.
Ice - can only use Area blast, surrounding Basalt with ice
Earth - Basalt's most commonly used dust crystal, Wave blast creates massive boulders flying in the directed area, this effect is stronger when outdoors. Area blast impales everything around him in a small area with earth.
Lightning - sends an arc of lightning with a Wave in its intended direction. Area blast creates a small storm in the surrounding area around Basalt.

History: When not using his semblance Basalt will use his weapom in its primary form, a wide double edged sword. With his semblance he will extend it to its full length creating a large weapon befitting his size.

« Last Edit: November 21, 2017, 01:47:32 AM by Ordelis »
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Re: Basalt Noir
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 10:36:07 PM »
Certainly a unique occupation, colour me intrigued. However have to point out that Grimm dissolve so they cant be stuffed. Nvm you say replica Grimm later so that's fine, still seems like a bit of a plot hole in that these are complete replicas so they don't prove his achievements?

The paragraph with Marian attacking feels a bit rushed.
What was Metates semblance?
How old is Metate at this point? We have no idea if she got her semblance while a child or a teenager.
Metate "suffered a fatal wound" however is still alive later, so this should probably be a mortal wound.
Who believed that Basalt was killed and what caused them to believe that?
Is the huntress you refer to at the end Metate? You never mention that she goes to Beacon?

Semblance is a bit out there from what we have seen, however considering the power fully trained huntsmen have I think its perfectly reasonable.

Nice weapon that fits the semblance.
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Re: Basalt Noir
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 01:50:57 AM »
Certain details are intentionally left missing or vague.


...you say replica Grimm later so that's fine, still seems like a bit of a plot hole in that these are complete replicas so they don't prove his achievements?
Based off the fake Grimm in Port's class and the WoR episode this is apparently a common practice to show off fake Grimm heads

The paragraph with Marian attacking feels a bit rushed. Intentional

What was Metates semblance? Don't worry about it

How old is Metate at this point? We have no idea if she got her semblance while a child or a teenager. Fixed

Metate "suffered a fatal wound" however is still alive later, so this should probably be a mortal wound. Fixed

Who believed that Basalt was killed and what caused them to believe that? Fixed

Is the huntress you refer to at the end Metate? This question confuses me

You never mention that she goes to Beacon? Nope

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Many more years go by Metate now age 14, and the fateful day strikes, a day Basalt and Metate never saw coming. The same day Metate discovered her semblance, to this day Basalt and Metate never learned why Marian did what she did. She maniacally attacked the two of them and ran away, Metate suffered a mortal wound on her left hand and a deep cut that went down the middle of her face. Basalt himsslef was similarly slashed across the throat and left to bleed to death. Metate by sheer luck dragged herself to the nearest phone to call for help. The details are hazy from there but a few weeks later the two were seen again released from the hospital never the same again. The unanswered question of why haunted Basalt, Marian showed no signs of resentment towards her family and yet out of nowhere she attempts murder on the both of them. Later it was discovered a vast sum of Lien was stolen from their home the night of the attack. But Basalt didn't think money was the reason, just an extra
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« Last Edit: November 21, 2017, 01:53:42 AM by Ordelis »
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Re: Basalt Noir
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 03:39:30 AM »
Given background stuff, +1
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Re: Basalt Noir
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2017, 11:15:02 PM »
Looks good to me. Approved 2 of 2 and moved.
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