『Shem's Bestfriend』 『Lexi's Ani』, Male, 26, from Keep on Smiling, Looking for a place to call Home
(￣▽￣)☕ The Spam is Real. *sips tea* Oct 17, 2017 at 9:12 AM
- Osamaru was last seen:
- Oct 17, 2017 at 11:15 PM
SignatureGood Find, Ken.
The small blue songbird sat in the old granny's hand, singing out a gentle song as the two watched the large building across the wide street. Though her back was bent and her once beautiful face now marred with time, a pure and gentle light still burned in the old woman's eyes. A mix of people from every race and creed formed a continuous stream as they walked in and out of the building's wide entrance. The old woman looked down at the small bird after a moment, her eye drooping and her voice low and sad as she spoke,
"My little dove, Its time to go. I know you don't want to, but this is how things were meant to be. I've enjoyed the time we've spent together, the memories we've shared, but I'm afraid this is where we must part."
The little bird stopped singing and turn its head to look up at the old woman. It stared at her for a long moment, before gently laying its head into her open hand. The old woman could feel the little bird's body shake as she petted its small head. A single tear slid down her wrinkled face, though a smile bloomed as she spoke in a soft voice,
"Now, don't be sad, there is no time for tears. My time may be over, but there is still work to be done. There are still others that need you, just as much as I did, so long ago."
The little songbird gave a mournful cry, a sad song that made those passing on the street stop and stare. The people that heard the sweet but sad song could not help but feel a slight pain in their chest, though they didn't know why. The old woman gave a sweet and loving smile then tossed the bird into the air. The little bird took flight, raising high into the sky as the old woman's word followed it from behind,
"Now go, my little dove, and do what you must."
The few people who'd stopped to listen to the song, watched as it rose and circled for a moment before flying off. When they turned back around, many were startled to see the small roadside bench empty, the old woman vanishing like a dream.
The little bird flew through the sky for a long time, singing out a song of grief to the empty sky, before it finally returned to large building. It sat on the corner for sometime, watching the people pass by. The little songbird finally jumped from the roof after awhile, and into a dark alley beside the building. A young man walked out of the Alleyway shortly after; his short, jet black hair and sky blue eyes would have made for a striking combination, if it was not for the sad and tired look that played over his face.
He stopped at the alleyway entrance for a short moment, readjusting the light brown leather armor and dark overcoat he wore, before stepping out into the crowded street. He walked a little way before stopping at the entrance to the large building; looking up, a large sign hung over it's door frame that read "Adventurer's Guild". He gave a soft sigh and walked through the large entrance way, approaching the front desk.
Given Name/Title: Matthew Wren
Age: 23 (Appearance), 102 (Actual)
Personality: (OOC: this is obviously not on the registration paperwork, but more of a OOC highlight of the Character.)
Matthew is a kind man of few words. A smile can often be seen on his face. Though his quiet nature and distant look may at first make him seems cold and apathetic, those who have spent time with him, know him to be warm and gentle. Slow to anger and patient to the extreme, Matthew prefers a even, steady pace of life to the more wild and rambunctious one that many Adventures seek. But for the sake if his goal and duty, he has chosen to take up his blade, and strike out where it is needed. Matthew is extremely detail originated, and will persist at any task he takes until he feels it is perfect, often to the vexation of those around him.
Easily distracted by shiny things when not focused on his work..
Race: Ghost (Songbird) / Wandering Spirit
Job/Class: Shinobi (Mixed combat, Infiltration/Stealth)[OOC: Official on the paperwork], Spirit Guardian (Support)[OOC: Hidden]
Weapon: Hand-to-Hand. Thrown Weapons.
Elemental Affinity: Wind, Neutral (non-elemental)
(OOC: Separated Skills into "Skills" and "Abilities". Skills are common things you can guess at a glance. Abilities are unique skills that need some explaining and are more integral to the character design and concept.)
[Quick Step - lvl 5/10]---[Throw Weapon (Mid) - lvl 8/10]---[Hand-to-Hand (Adv) - lvl 3/10]---[Wind Magic (Mid) - lvl 3/10]---[Lifestyle Magic - (MAX)]---[Life Detect (Mst) - lvl 2/10]---[Handicraft - (MAX)]---[Toolcraft (Adv) - lvl4/10]---[Survival (Adv) lvl 3/10]---[Pinpoint Accuracy (Low) - lvl 8/10]Soul Form
Effect: Allows Matthew to switch between his Human, passive and combat Spirit bodies at will (see pictures).
- Human form: Combat ability at 75%. While in this form, Matthew's Spirit presence is greatly reduced, preventing everyone but those will very strong spiritual powers from sensing his nature as a Wandering Spirit.
- Passive form: Combat power at 20%, Regeneration and Speed + 200%
- Combat form: Combat power at 100%. Increases energy consumption by 20%, regeneration by 30% and Battle Perception by 50%.
Effect: Wind based art, allows the user to send a message on the wind to target. can be used to prevent others from hearing their words.
Effect: This skills allows Matthew to attach himself to a living host. He may forcibly Haunt a hostile target, however, the greater the difference in strength, the less he is able to do and more likely he is to be noticed. While haunting a Target, he can do several things;
- Speak directly to the Host's mind.
- Hide his presence from others by hiding in the Host's shadow. (those will high spiritual awareness may notice him).
- Quickly recover from damage by sharing the host's life-force or vise-versa [Willing Target].
- Shares the host's physical and spiritual senses.
Effect: Allows Matthew to hide his presence from non-spiritual beings. While active, those with low spiritual awareness will not notice his presence. Can only be activated outside of combat; heavy killing intent will break the Veil.
Effect: This ability allows Matthews to phase himself through any material that does not have spiritual resistance or not imbued with strong spiritual or magical energy. Grants limited flight in human form. Unlike most other Wandering Spirits Matthew's pure nature prevents Silver from harming him in this form. However, strong sunlight or dense magical and spiritual power can cause this form to become unstable.
Range: 50m control, 10m attack. (I.E. able to move things up to 50m [with diminishing results], but damage only occurs at 10m).
Effect: Matthew is able to call the wind of the Afterlife to do his bidding. These spiritual winds are able to blow without a sound and bypass non-magical/Spiritual defenses. Poltergeists are the most skilled at using these winds, and Matthew is able to control his tools using a similar method. Within a short distance, Matthew can even form blades and whips from this wind, though those with strong spiritual/magical resistance can easily brush them off.
Effect: Matthew can suck the life-force from a target with a simple touch, slowly draining them of their vitality and strength and recovering his own. The effected area will grow colder and more lifeless the longer he maintains contact. Non-sentient creatures drained completely with this curse, can be raised as Spirit Beasts, which follows their Master's command. Can be used while under Spirit Veil, though with reduced effect. The rate at which the Curse takes effect is determined by the difference in power and the Targets Spiritual defense. The dark nature of this ability makes it one Matthew rarely uses on humans.
Effect: Matthew is able to eject the Feathers of his wings at high-speed, causing piercing and cutting damage. The spiritual nature of these feathers makes them highly effective against magical and spiritual defense. Their sharp edge is even able to split apart spells and formations of a similar level of power. However, it takes a lot of energy to regrow his feathers, so the more it is used, the quick he will tire.
Effect: Matthew is able to infuse his wings with a large amount of Spiritual power, greatly increasing their all around defensive ability. However, while active, his mobility is also greatly reduced, making this skill better suited for shielding others, or as a way to buy time. Only usable in Human or Combat form.Spiritual Light Magic
Rank Progression: (Mid) - lvl 4/10
Effect: A School of Magic specifically designed to fight the Unnatural and Eldritch creatures hidden in the secret places of the world. Spiritual Light is the Light of the Afterlife and the High Heaven. Distinct from Elemental Light or Holy magic, Spiritual Light Magic is the light that protects the lost wandering Soul. Its nature is one of Healing and Cleansing, erasing any corruption and distortions in spiritual beings or cleanse poisons and healing wounds in physical ones. While it does not have much effect on "evil" beings like Holy magic, Spiritual Light is dangerous to creatures of an "Unnatural", "Eldritch" or "Twisted" nature.
Spiritual Light Magic was developed by Matthew as a means to counter a dark curse placed on a dear friend. It is derived from parts of both Healing and Spiritual Magic and can show similar, if weaker, effects, aiming for breadth rather than depth.
While it can be used to Heal and Purify the body, its greatest strength lies in cleansing the spirit and mind. It is able to break down suppress and break down curses over time and its Light rejects and expels any unnatural or foreign power.
Range: 1/3 km
Effect: As a Wandering Ghost, Matthew is able to detect the presence and nature of spiritual beings around him. This ability also allows him to see the flow of magic and other such energies to a lesser extent.
Effect: As a Wandering Ghost, Matthew's physical form is nothing but a spiritual projection. If this body takes to much damage and is destroyed, he will revert to a Soul Core form. This Soul Core can attach itself to a Host in order to recover or escape. A new physical body can be formed after certain conditions have been met, though it takes time and a huge amount of energy. Abilities and Skills are limited to support type only when in Soul Core form.
Effect: In dark and dim lit places, Matthew suppresses the sound of himself and those around him, preventing others from noticing things such as footsteps, Weapons or even screams.
Effect: As a Wandering Ghost, The strength and ability of Matthew's spiritual body is directly related to his spiritual power and condition. At peak condition, his physical power and stamina greatly increase. However, as he uses up his energy, he will being to weaken. His spiritual body makes him immune to crippling and otherwise fatal strikes (though his hidden Soul Core is still a weak point); He still takes damage, but something like cutting off the head, or stabbing the heart is not immediately fatal. While spells and curses that target the physical condition do not effect him, abilities that drain energy or attack spirituals have a greater effect. His spiritual nature makes him immune to more mundane poisons or other such effect, though poisons that attack magical energy can cause damage.
Effect: Matthew has been chosen to act as a Spirit Guardian, a Wandering Spirit who protects others from the Malevolent Spirits that Haunt the world. While in his Presence, Evil beings such as Malevolent Spirits, the Undead and other unnatural creatures, have their overall ability reduced by 15% when he is in human form and 30% in combat form.
Description: As a Physical construct of his spiritual power, these Heavy Gauntlets cover Matthew's hands and Forearm while in Human form, and morph into his talons while in Combat form. While in Gauntlet mode, the sharp talons on the fingers can be enhanced by injecting spiritual power and gain the ability to "cut" magic and spiritual energy of a similar power.
Sharpened Ghost Quills (x100 per outing)
Description: Ghost Quills prepared ahead of time. Being separated from his body for so long, they've lost most of their Spiritual nature. However, they are still extremely sharp and dangerous throwing weapons. These Sky Blue feathers are very light and durable, able to be thrown at high speeds without stirring the air as they fly. In a pinch, they are even durable enough to use as makeshift tools or even knives for close combat.Feathers of the Ziz
Description: A special overcoat blessed by Heaven for the Spirit Guardian Matthew. This dark blue, almost black overcoat is comprised of hundred of thousands of density packed super durable feathers. It boasts a high Physical and Magical defense while still being light and comfortable. However, its defenses are more orientated towards protecting the wearer from Dark forces than more natural ones. This means that while it shows nearly unrivaled ability against unnatural enemies, against others it shows only slightly above average capabilities. It can use Matthew's own spiritual power to repair itself, and like his Gauntlets, grows in strength as he does.
Light Leather Armor (studded)
Description: A set of otherwise common light leather armor that Matthew as use for years. It offers a descent balance of defense and mobility, though the wear and tear has begun to show. Matthew has made some small modifications to set over the years, adding hidden pockets and other attachments to fit his needs.
Missions Completed: 4 Quest Completed | 1 Party Quest
Missions Failed: 0
[Smoke Bomb x5]---[Throwing Needles x20]---[All-purpose rope x10ft]---[Lock-pick set]---[Travel Kit (map, compass etc)]---[Handicraft kit (needle, thread etc)]---[Toolcraft kit (hammer, wood knife etc)][Old Locket]---[Card deck]---[Spirit Flute]
Star Key: Unlocks a special item
Shard of the Legendary Muscles Lover Dao. (1/20):
[Every 4 shards will give a technique/Magic/training technique.
It's said that if someone gathers all parts they will be able to gain Enlightenment on the great Dao of Muscle Loving]
Eastern Calligraphy 101: How to write words with a brush, and stylishly! ...Actually, just use a pen. Cursive isn't bad as well...
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Nahrenne's White Syringe x 1
Pen and Quill
Jiye's stolen Food
Shem's Broken Wall (x2).
Twilight Fox's empty Cookie Jar