In the twilight of World War II, a mysterious power surfaced among select humans. This power, the Noble Arm, was the ability to conjure up a paranormal weapon that can defy the laws of physics, a weapon innate in the user's mind and summoned by their will into reality. For reasons that are still unexplainable despite years of research, Noble Arms only take the form of weapons from before the First World War, however, despite the antiquity of these forms, the power they bear to the battlefield is unlike anything modern technology has been able to produce.
The ability to manipulate the elements to the user's will.
Forces that can reduce matter down to atoms in seconds.
The strength to withstand the explosion of a nuclear missile.
All of these powers, and more wondrous and terrifying abilities, come with Noble Arms. Thus, the ones who bear them, the Arms Masters, are sought after by countries all around the world. Where once the strength of a country was decided by the technological strength of their Army, it is now judged by the power of their Arms Masters.
But this state of affairs has produced sadness and strife; the world was not prepared for the possibility of superhumans, people who just by existing, challenge the notion of equality between men. And so Arms Masters and Normal Humans live in an uneasy state of coexistence, with radicals on both sides wishing to shatter the peace and dominate one another.
Focus now on the Trinidad Noble Arms Academy (Full name: Armamento Sanctuario la Trinidad de Filipinas: Armaments Sanctum Trinity of the Philippines). Based in the Philippines, Trinidad is an international school known for its relatively low standards and high graduation rate. It is a school that produces second-rate and mediocre Arms Masters, with no notable achievements save one: It was the Academy that produced the Hero of 1987, Angelito Jaime who single-handedly ended the war between the ASEAN member nations and China before it had even begun.
Now, though its reputation is tattered and its results unspectacular, Trinidad remains a highly populated Academy, boasting of a population of over 2000 students. This is due in part to Trinidad's unique scholarship system that allows the lower class, who normally are unable to enroll in an Arms Masters Academy, to enroll. However, this year, things have changed; the director has suddenly passed-away and another one has taken his place. This Director is driven, determined, and powerful. He has announced that he would be remaking the Academy into a first-rate producer of Arms Masters around the world, and he would take that first step by announcing the schools participation in the Noble Arms Summit - an international meet for all Arms Masters, and the main event is the Noble Arms Summit Student Tournament. The Director will achieve this goal by all means; even if it means culling down hundreds of incapable students.
What path will you take, on the dawn of this sudden revolution?
Noble Arms take the form of weaponry that were created before World War I - Each one of them has powerful abilities beyond normal human capacity, however they can only be used if they are released into reality by their user. Noble Arms exist in a kind of 'hyperspace' that is unique to its user and can be called from there - in essence, an Arms Master is always armed.
Noble Arms have an astonishingly versatile ability pool, from calling down fire, to strengthening the body, etc., and more often than not, possess more than one ability. However, similar to physical activity, using a Noble Arm is draining physically and more so mentally - Extended use of its abilities is much akin to overexerting yourself on both fronts, and as such, so much more fatal to overdo.
Noble Arm Ratings:
Noble Arms are rated according to how valuable they are, and that value is determined using two factors: Rarity of effect, and military usage. The strength of a Noble Arm is thus determined by how many military and police countermeasures are in place. The rankings go from F to A. There exist Noble Arms that change strength depending on the situation, and are added with the additional "+" symbol.
Examples of determining rank and its effects is:
- A Noble Arm Capable of strengthening its user is common, and can easily be countered by police officers with proper ordinance, and thus, merits an E rank, its user is not notable to the government and subsequently ignored.
- On the other hand, a Noble Arm capable of creating explosions in the atmosphere is uncommon and dangerous, as such, the user must undergo a government registration form and be placed under mild scrutiny. The Noble Arm in question will merit a C or B rank.
- Finally, there are Noble Arms that can achieve effects akin to nuclear explosions. Such Noble Arms are both rare and extremely dangerous to countries at large. Its user will be under constant surveillance and limits will be placed on the usage of their Noble Arm. Such Noble Arms are always rated A.
Trinidad Academy is located in the Philippines, near the coast of Manila. It's funded by several important banks plus a few military organizations and as such, its curriculum matches that of its investors, many of whom double as corrupt oligarchs. In this sense, Trinidad is both a school and a military academy. While the students are generally treated as normal students, those in the 11th and 12th grade go through the C.A.T - Citizen Army Training. While this is mandatory in most schools, for Trinidad which is an Academy backed by the military and the country's prime educational facility for Arms Masters, the military has a direct hand in the CAT's.
The academy has a myriad of high-tech facilities available to its students. Most can only be used during classes and can only be used outside of them if for club activities and with the permission of the director, or otherwise if reservations were made. However, reservations cost-per-hour of use, making it a non-option for most students and a reason why Trinidad isn’t able to punch above its own weight - The most skilled students just don’t have the money to use the good training facilities.
Technically, the Academy has a ranking system that works on two fronts: 40% on your academics, 40% on your Noble Arms testing grades, 10% conduct, and 10% on honors brought to the academy. Students that enter the top 50 in rankings are given scholarships that include discounts to the school cafeteria and facilities, and a 40% cut of their tuition. Students in the top 20 are given more benefits, such as consideration for special trips - such as overseas training or special vacation spots courtesy of the schools backers - and a 50% cut in their tuition fee. Students in the top 5 have a 100% discount on tuition, a stipend of 5000 PHP (roughly 105 USD) every month, and free use of the schools facilities, however permission is still needed from the director, given reservations in several special training programs - some of them overseas - and vacation spots. Lastly they are exempt from being late for regular classes so long as they remain in the top 5.
Student rankings are evaluated every end of the semester, with the first semester rankings being determined by the last semester of the previous year's rankings. However, corruption in the system has brought over a lot of Students which do not fit their designated rating, thus holding back the Academy from punching above its own weight.
This system has been in effect since the school's inception, and the new Director plans to make it work as written, closing opportunities for bribery and making the process more transparent, as well as demoting students who did not merit their ranks.
And finally, the Academy has dorms that can be rented for roughly 5000 php (Philippine Pesos, 1 php is 1/55th of a Dollar) per month.
The greatest gathering of Arms Masters in the world. Taking place once every two years, over a period of one week, the Noble Arms Summit is both a show of force and an opportunity to share info about the information and abilities of Noble Arms, and is meant to progress research into the mysterious power. While older Arms Masters generally attend the summit in order to scout out potential apprentices and to update themselves on current developments, students that attend are generally only here for one thing: The Noble Arms Summit Student Tournament.
This tournament is the Summit's main event and draws the eyes of the whole world. Winners of the tournament are the prime targets of sponsors, advertisement and admiration; they are practically guaranteed a good life. Eligible participants of this tournament are those in the seventh grade to college students up to the 3rd year only.
The tournament is split into two divisions: Team and Individual. Participants in the Individual Division can participate in the Team Division, however, most schools avoid doing this and usually choose to focus on one division. The required number of students in the team division is 6, and the total number of Arms Masters a school can choose to represent their school is eight. Also, there can only be 3 participant schools per country, meaning that unless a certain standard has been met, as long as those standards have not been reached, a school will not even be considered by the governing body of that country.
The current Individual's champion is the USA's Joshua Banning, and the current runner-up is China's Cuifen Jiang-yi. The current champion of the team division is Japan's Shin-Sakura Gakuen, with its captain Tomoyo Sakuragi being a previous Individual Champion three years ago.
An organization bent on pushing the importance of Noble Arms and Arms Masters, and is the chief backer of their rights globally. Many of its supporters are wealthy and well known, however, they often face strong opposition from non-Arms Masters due to the agendas they push and the number of benefits they desire for Arms Masters.
An organization determined to limit the use of Noble Arms and the suppression of Arms Masters. Their main goal is to abolish schools and facilities dedicated to Noble Arms and to limit the occupation of Arms Masters to the military only. Often, they are supported by many labor unions and social media outlets.
A terrorist organization bent on creating a world where Arms Masters are the rulers. Their ideology is that Arms Masters are not, in fact, human, but a new superior race that deserves to be in power. The current number of members is unknown, however, they have 2 confirmed A ranked Arms Masters in their ranks, a fact that worries many countries.
A terrorist organization bent on erasing or otherwise oppressing Arms Masters. Their ideology is that Arms Masters are not, in fact, human, but a race of monsters born with nothing but the ability to bring misery and destruction and as such must be culled or otherwise strictly controlled. A cause that many have joined and more have supported, and because of the support they have garnered from the masses, they are able to move through countries and city with relative ease.
Emergency Response Course: Classes focused on what to do during an emergency situation, such as during a riot, robberies, or when confronted with hostile forces. Mainly focused on what to do during human-based emergencies.
Small Unit Tactics: class centered on how to work in groups numbering 3-6 members. Not necessarily centered on combat.
Crisis Management: How to respond to natural disasters or a national crisis, and how to deal with the aftermath.
Control Course: Focusing specifically on learning total control over the student's NA.
NA-PE: Physical education, but with Noble Arms.
Group Combat: Working on teamwork in combat involving 5 or more people.
[center][b]Appearance:[/b] (Picture preferred, although written descriptions are good too. Also, please included miscellaneous information such as height and weight.)[/center]
[b]Noble Arm Name & Appearance:[/b]
[b]Noble Arm Rank:[/b] (E, D, C, and B. With special exceptions permitted by the GM and Co-GM, No A Rank Arms are allowed. You can also add a '+' to your Rank, which signifies that your NA's power can temporarily go above 'normal'.)
[b]Noble Arm Type, Element, and Range:[/b] (Is your Noble Arm Support/Melee/Ranged, or some other? What Element or Concept are they themed on? Are they close-range, mid-range, or long-range or all of them?)
[b]Noble Arm Abilities:[/b] (No maximum number, however, try and be sensible about this. Just because you [i]can[/i] doesn't mean you [i]should[/i], also be as detailed as you can, especially on its strengths, weaknesses, and effects.)
[b]Misc Abilities:[/b] What are your other talents?
1.) Cooperative storytelling comes first. You are not here to godmode by gaming/breaking the system to make yourself as powerful as possible. You are not here to use your powers to brute-force all obstacles the GM brings before you, or use sophistry, psychological tricks, or 'mental influence magic' to win every diplomatic confrontation. If you find 'Storygaming' an ugly word, this is not the RP for you. 2.) Nor does an angsty backstory that fits various 'story beats' make your character good if their purpose is to defeat everyone and establish themselves as superior top dogs and otherwise make it an arms race with the GM on who can godmode more. If you're not going to use your angsty backstory to make a good story, this is not the RP for you. 3.) That said, powerful characters and angsty backstories are permitted, as long as they are made by players who are willing to cooperate with each other and the GM to make a good dynamic story that isn't just 'X overpowers Y' by bending the rules so far they break, violating the spirit of said rules, and (to quote Dave Brookshaw of Onyx Path publishing) of course, common sense. 4.) I am not as lenient as TheHangedMan. If you cannot obey the prior three rules, you don't need to respond to this thread at all; there are other games for you. 5.) Do not be an asshole. 6.) Post length is five sentences minimum, but longer posts are encouraged, of course. GMs are also bound by this rule. 7.) Characters are supposed to start out at B-Rank - Sorry for not adding this earlier. Note that exceptions can be made for one (two at the most) players who can be trusted to control themselves and not powergame when it weakens the story. 8.) 1 US Dollar is 55 Philippine Pesos - Remember this when you spend money.
- Grace Poe is this timeline's President of the Philippines and not Rodrigo Duterte. - Jim Mattis is this timeline's President of the United States instead of Donald Trump or Hilary Clinton. - More to follow.
Age: 17 Noble Arm: The Champion - a Roman gladius with a golden pommel. It's first ability, titled "Arena" is a strong mental suggestion that forces his opponents to fight him in a straight forward duel - that is to say, they will find themselves unable to fight him using anything but their fists and physical prowess. Should Joshua manage to win while they are under the influence of this ability, his second ability activates automatically; "Spoils of War" takes away a piece of the defeated one's skill or ability. This can be anything to mental capacity or physical prowess, and does, in fact, affect Noble Arms abilities. Joshua contests that he does not "steal" from his opponents, but simply makes a permanent copy of their abilities, however, those that have lost to him have found themselves unable to access the skills he now possesses, earning him his reputation as the Bogeyman of Arms Masters. Bio:
Age: 16 Noble Arm: The Green Dragon - a guan dao, that some like to say was bestowed on her by the spirit of Guan Yu himself. Bio:
Age: 17 Noble Arm: Bio:
Leo John Cojuangco Age: 17 Noble Arm: My Glory - a German Kriegsmesser sword. Noble Arm Abilities: "Center of the World" - While he has not scratched even the bare surface of his abilities true potential, which is suspected to be the manipulation of each of the known fundamental interactions of nature. So far, all he's been able to do is alter the gravity of everything of an area within an 18 meter radius of him. "The Greatest and the Least" - Leo is able to manipulate the mass of an object he's come into contact with. The 'mass' itself is imaginary, as the objects who's mass increases do not actually gain any additional matter. Bio:
Age: 17 Noble Arm: My Plea - a Roman Pilum. Noble Arm Abilities:
Age: 16 Noble Arm: Diavolo - The Demon Bow, C+ Ranked Noble Arm. A sleek black longbow with the carving of a demons head on each end.
Noble Arm Abilities: "From Hell" - The black bow is capable of turning its wielder and projectiles invisible. Moreover, shots fired from the bow can have have their momentum "paused" and held suspended in mid air until they are released, at which point they continue on their course, losing none of their power. The arrows can be moved and turned while they are suspended, thus changing the direction of their flight.
Bio: From a relatively rich family with Spanish descent, Tristan distinguished himself by being the youngest to attain the rank of #3 in Trinidad, which, while seemingly no great feat due to the schools standards, was actually more difficult than apparent at first glance, due in part to his competition. Among the top 3, he is the one who has least participated in duels.
Age: 17 Noble Arm: Bio:
Age: 15 Noble Arm: Noble Arm Abilities: Bio:
Age: 16 Noble Arm: Noble Arm Abilities: Bio:
Age: 15 Noble Arm: Conquistador - a B+ -rank NA, shaped silver rapier 114 centimeters long. Noble Arm Abilities: "The Conqueror" - A passive effect of conquistador. The more opponents arrayed against her, the stronger and more durable she becomes, moreover, the strength gained is relative to the strength of her individual opponents. The effect decreases with allies on her side. When tested, this ability allowed to decimate a trained group of military Noble Arms users with brute strength alone.
"God, Gold & Glory" - Allows her to fight at full strength no matter her condition. Even should she be near death, she will still be capable of fighting as though still fresh. She will only stop once her body is no longer able to handle the burden placed on it, at which point she will simply collapse.
"Indomitable" - Her ultimate trump card. It is a defensive ability that empowers her with the speed to counter all attacks thrown at her, while simultaneously eradicating it from existence. It's limits have not been tested to its fullest, however, Sevhanna was able to effectively react to five tank shells shot at the same time, destroying all simultaneously and without effort. It is suspected that if her upper limits are tested, she may be promoted to A-rank.
Bio: The youngest in history to ever hold a spot in the top 10 of Trinidad, with the extremely distinct honor of also being the eighth person to hold a B-rank Noble Arm within its walls, and 1 of 50 people in the Philippines to hold that rank, while being the only one with the potential to become A-rank. She comes from a mountain tribe in the foggy regions of Baguio. Being the first in her family to manifest a Noble Arm of such power, she was immediately scouted and her education practically given to her on a silver platter.
Age: 18 Noble Arm: Noble Arm Abilities: Bio:
Age: 15 Noble Arm: Noble Arm Abilities: Bio:
Age: 16 Noble Arm: The Darts of Kinsale - A set of three darts. Noble Arm Abilities:
When thrown at the ground, an individual dart opens a void/portal underneath the feet of the party; this portal can extend to one square meter to three square meters, and said portal leads to any place that Carsi has seen before. Darts can be thrown in sequence, or at separate places.
Standing about 5 foot 9 inches and around 200 pounds
Name: Jordan Quinn
Nationality: Canadian, Cree First Nations
Noble Arm Name & Appearance:
Noble Arm Rank: C+
Noble Arm Abilities:
Concussion Shot: Channeling a large amount of energy into the barrel of La Longue Carabine allows it to be create a short range blast of energy. This energy is not physical in nature instead can bt thought of as a very powerful Force Push (yes like the Jedi) launching anything lighter then a pick up truck with the force of said pick up truck hitting it. Good for clearing the ground in a cone in front of Jordan.
Quick Reload: Though an Arm, La Longue Carabine still has an ammo capacity, normally Jordan would reload every round, but in a pinch he can use some of the energy inherent in Arms to skip the reload entirely, this can be taxing if used too often.
Rapid Fire!: A combination power, Using Quick Reload in quick succession allows him to fire at a much faster rate, but this can of course be very taxing for Jordan, and cuts down the use time for that summon.
Jordan is kind and caring. Has a smile for near everyone he meets. Growing up on a near ghetto environment on a First Nations Reservation has given him an appreciation for being destitute and poor. And learning he has a Noble Arm, and being taken into a fairly good community outside the reservation has shown him the other side of having needs and wants fulfilled. Jordan has a tendency to find a quiet place put on some First Nations cultural music and dance, just dance. He loves to do so, and doesn't mind at all if someone finds him and watches.
*Likes: A rainy day, good food, a good cup of tea, music and dancing, honing his aim
*Dislikes: People who brag, bullies
Fears: Losing his culture, failing the expectations of his family and community
Bio: Born among the many indigenous nations of Canada, to Plains Cree parents, he can trace his near pure blood back atleast 4 generations. A point of pride for him. A family that has been together and happy and part of the community for quite awhile. He grew up in a semi-slum/ghetto environment, with neither of his parents having gone to anything higher then highschool. This instilled in Jordan and intense need to prove his worth to family and community. He did his level best to be as good as he could in academics, did his bes to avoid drugs and booze. He tried his best to become a model young man. But it was when he was young that something truly amazing happened.
He had been hunting with his grandfather and uncle. Two men that were more father then his own father who had been a product of the Residential schools. While they were out hunting deer they came across signs of bear. And his grandfather believing it best to fall back some lead the way. Jordan's uncle took up the rear while Jordan walked between the two. It was so very sudden when a huge grizzly came charging out of the trees to their left. Knocking Jordan's uncle to the ground before running by him and skidding to a stop. Grandfather shot a few times with their small .22 rifle maybe to try and scare it off. But it's what Jordan did that likely saved all three of them. Without realizing why he dropped to one knee, and produced a long walnut vinish, silver and platinum metal muscket, runes along the sides of the barrel and along the muzzle glowing blue. The shot the great weapon fired was a brillant blue white. And it knocked the bear over. It was later said that the awakening of a Noble Arm and the sound of it's first ever shot could be heard as far away as Edmonton, Alberta, 3 hours away.
Word got out, and though Canada's own five Noble Arms academies scouted him and promised great things. But he took a long shot. The Trinidad Noble Arms Academy sent him a one off invite. And he decided to take it. With a sponsership and scholarship from the Canadian Government he was sent off to Trinidad. He told himself he'd do everything he could to come out the other end, graduated and rejoin his people, as a fully educated and Arms-user and assist the Canadian Government.
*Current Goal: Make his family and community proud by being the first to graduate from a Internationally recognized Arms academy.
Student Rank: 507
So here's the student option. But I give you...
About 6 foot 10 inches tall, and 221 pounds
Name: Oliver Arthur Cinter aka The British Brawler
Noble Arm Name & Appearance:
Noble Arm Rank: B+
Noble Arm Abilities:
Form Change: Starting out in the base form, The Great Ali can undergo form changes to take on differing forms and styles. Each form has a different forte. The Blade Form is better for crowd control, while the clawed form is built for taking down armored foes. The Mace form is great for causing large amounts of damage to a single foe in a controlled but slow fashion.
Style Change: Normally Oli assumes a classic boxing style, which is neither good nor bad against anything. But having studied a variety of different martial arts in his spare time he can change in and out of Eastern Preying Mantis kung fu, Okinawan Karate, Satsuman Judo and Roman Pankration, giving him a variety of ways to come at a foe.
Flat Out Wave: Channeling a great deal of power into his fists, and not really overpowering any form in specific, Oli can create powerful blasts of force from his fists. These can be taxing and he needs to stay rooted to a spot, thus limiting his mobility when using this ability.
This Must Not Register on an Emotional Level(+): Super charging his own body, senses, reflexes, reaction times, sight, smell, hearing and touch, oli can ramp up his senses that he can react to even the smallest movement, instantly know what attack is coming and react so quickly that it almost seems like he's reading someones mind. While in this form his mouth, and eyes produce a bright yellow glow, and he almost seems to produce steam from his elbow joints, knee joints and shoulders. This ability is a Plus ability and will last only a few minutes (maybe a post or two) before it burns out and significantly cuts down the current summon period. Down to less then a few minutes before he has to let the summon go and recharge. This is essentially an all or nothing mode that is used only in dire circumstances.
Jovial, kind and intellectual. Oli is a expert in his field of combat and a credited and highly educated teacher out of the United Kingdom. He's extremely intelligent and knowledgable and works to spread this intelligence to everyone he can. He always has a smile for student and staff member alike. And is always willing to sit and talk with students when they need someone to listen too.
*Likes: Academics, eclectic music, intellectual pursuits, the occasional no holds brawl
*Dislikes: So called "I'm-Smarter-then-you" people, attempts to downplay emergencies, overly sensitive people
Fears: Being unable to help those people who truly need help in a crisis
Born in Lincolnshire, England, Oli started out as a your regular British tough, he went through his elementary and learned to use his fists early on, even back in elementary school he got into a few fights over some petty squabble. As he got into middle school and high school this only got worse. He even had a small little gang of boys and girls who banded together around him and another of his friends who were tougher then the rest and did most of the fighting for them. Into the later years of high school he and his little gang were thick as thieves.
But that turned around a little for Oli when his other friend who knew how to fight turned on him. There wa sa dust up in their little hide away that ended with the rest of the gang turning on Oli. Which ended up with him being beat up, and dumped out in the rain beaten and bruised. It took him a little bit but he got back on his feet and decided instead of relying on his fists he managed to get his grades up, and get into University, fighting for a Bachelor of Education. Somehow managing to major in Physical Education. Through out his post secondary he had honed his fighting ability though, not wanting to give up on what he felt good at. Learning Boxing, then a panoply of other martial arts. Al while managing to wrestle with his school work. Even with his Noble Arm coming in late while he was finishing up his Post Secondary education, he went through a whirlwind year long class at the university to help him learn how to use it.
It was after he graduated, 12th in his class but still decent, he went on to pursue his new vocation, teaching at various schools, but unable to utilize his noble arm because of normal school rules. He finally got a good chance the last headmaster of the Trinidad Academy hiring him on as a PE teacher, with a position as a Math teacher as well.
*Current Goal: Help to create and guide the next generation of Noble Arms users
Starting this off with a Teacher I've completed. More will be made shortly. ^^
Name: Johnathan "Johnny" Falcon
Misc. Abilities:The Whims of a Trickster- Johnny has always been something of a trickster, tricking and manipulating both friends and enemies alike to be placed exactly where he needs them to be.
Outside of combat, he is an experienced puppet master of sorts. Rather than playing a game of proverbial chess, he finds it much more entertaining to go for a direct approach. Contrary to his appearance, he has intelligence and social know-how, and uses it to manipulate not just people, but events, to his favor. In fact, he uses his appearance and oddball and unpredictable personality to his advantage, baiting the people around him to underestimate him and put themselves at a disadvantage for thinking he's not a threat, not to mention making fools - no pun intended - out of those who would use intellect and logic against him. He also knows, how to win the hearts of the masses to his favor.
Inside of Combat however, He is a master of feints, tricks, and traps, and his unpredictable nature makes him more roundabout and indirect with how he fights others. He prefers to manipulate even his foes into walking to their doom, or provoking them into attacking him directly, only to lure them into a deathtrap. When he must go for direct combat...
Jack of Swords- Johnathan has trained himself in the art of swordplay fairly well. While he is by no means a master of it, preferring to use his mind over his Arm, he is still capable of going toe-to-toe with even experts of the field, often using his Noble Arm as his melee weapon of choice.
He is also not bad at firing a gun, but he's something of an amateur with one.
Name: The Jester
Type: Support; Illusionary; Area
Abilities:Parlor Trick- The most commonly used ability Johnny has, The Jester can generate a limited-field around himself and the immediate area and use it to generate small-scale illusions wrapped around it. True to the name, though, he mostly uses this for magician tricks and entertainment - Popping his hand or his own head off for comedic purposes for instance - both of himself and others. Often times however, he uses it to generate essentially a holographic projection of himself somewhere else, or to disguise himself as someone else.
However, while the normal eyes of people can't see past these tricks, any Arms designed with vision in mind, likely can.
The Circus of Make-Believe- The Main ability of The Jester is creating an illusion field in the form of a dome or a sphere with a maximum of 50 meters diameter. To the naked eye, this illusion field is invisible and undetectable, you can walk into it and the only thing you'd feel is a touch of sudden light-headedness that would disappear in an instant. Within this field, Johnny can generate whatever illusions he wants people to see. While he could very easily craft his illusions around the vicinity and carefully generate a similar but different construct of the building or landscape, making subtle differences that could end up with someone walking into walls without realizing, he vastly prefers going bombastic to the point of practically showing off, changing the area completely into something like, say, a circus tent. Much more fun for him when his imagination isn't restricted to an orderly reality.
However, despite how realistic his illusions seem, in the end, they're still only illusions. While the naked eye can't see the field or past the illusions, any Arms that are designed with vision in mind, likely can see the illusions for what they are, and can see past his illusions fairly easily. To top things off, The illusions extend only as far as the field he generates. If anyone goes outside Johnny's range, the illusions will essentially vanish from their sight, and everything will return to normal, unless they step back in.
All in your head- The mind is a wonderfully strange thing. It can make Placebo pills work even when they shouldn't, and can make the body react to pain that it thinks its going through, even when nothing of the sort is happening and someone is simply tricking it to think otherwise.
The Jester's more dangerous passive ability gives the Illusions he makes a kick of reality. Anyone who stares upon the "eye" of the Jester, (The pretty shiny red jewel at its hilt that glows when illusions are about to manifest.) has their minds tricked into thinking the illusions forged are real. To be more specific: The light of the Jester's eye messes with the brain's signal interpretations which in turn effects how the nerves in the body reacts to the illusions. Even when they know they're not real, when they think to themselves over and over again that they're not real, much like the Matrix, "The mind makes it real."
Of course, this passive ability is likewise only as scary as you make it be. Really, all this means is that these illusions crafted generally have a solid, physical mass to them, they can be touched, they can be felt, and that's generally how Johnny uses it. But while they can be indeed touched and felt, and can bring the pain, they can't actually kill...more specifically they can't actually stab or pierce bodies. Blunt force trauma's the only kind of physical damage they can give out.
Gravity Adjustment- Less an independent ability and more an effect of one of the more advanced illusional spells. The Jester can manipulate the space within his illusionary field to adjust the gravity of it according to the illusion at hand. Meaning if the illusion called for walking on walls or the ceiling, he can adjust the gravity around them to be able to make them walk on the walls or the ceiling of a place.
However, it is limited specifically to the inside of the field, and so if one moves outside of it, the gravity for the person who steps outside will return instantly to normal. So there's no fear of someone on the ceiling of a building falling into the sky above them. But Gravity in itself is a cruel mistress, so watch where you are in adjacent to the ground if you don't want to get hurt by it.
Personality: If Johnathan had to be summed up in one word, it would have to be "Eccentric".
Johnathan is often seen as an optimistic and energetic fellow both inside and outside of his job. He sometimes speaks in a rather high-pitched tone, likely to purposely be annoy others or make the general impression that he's about as much of a clown as his mask and get-up seems to indicate. He does often use a more normal, gentlemanly tone under more normal circumstances, genuinely using the high-pitched tone and laughter whenever he feels comedic at the time, and often when he does feel in the mood for that, it's hard to snap him out of his ball of comedic energy.
If there's one thing he always show in anything he does, it is just how much he absolutely loves his job, as if it was a dream come true for him. He has a great love and respect for all of his students, and wishes only for them to be entertained and educated as best as possible. He shows himself off as a very theatrical man with a flare for the drama and comedy alike, even sometimes changing his mask to fit whatever mood he's suppose to be in, or whatever colors or patterns fits at the time.
Furthermore, this Academy is a family, and he cares for each of his students as if they are his own children. He never talked down to any of them, never treated anyone with a shred of disrespect, and has never picked any particular favorites. If they did something right, they'll praised for it. If they did something wrong, they'll be disciplined. The Faculty too are people he cares about, but he sees them less as students and more as friends, partners that helps him work.
In the regards of the war between the Pro and Anti-Arm factions across the world, Johnathan maintains a neutral stance on the middle of the proverbial fence. He accepts and welcomes any students who maintain either side, so long as they don't set off their own little war in class and endanger fellow students, and claims to have friends on both sides of the argument.
However, behind all of this happy-go-lucky nature lays a darker side of Johnathan, one he hides behind his smiling mask. The man is far wiser and more perceptive than he lets on. He may act like a total goof and a clown, but he didn't catch the eye of the new director because of dumb luck. There's always a method behind his madness, and there always seems to be a reason for every act he performs, no matter how strange or random or bizarre they may first seem, making him something of a Schemer at heart.
He isn't quick to anger, but when he is mad, he's without mercy or ruth.
All of this said, however, the fact that he always hides his face under a mask, plus how whiplash-inducingly fast he can change his mood - one may assume he could potentially be bi-polar - gives way to the possibility that none of these emotions he has are "real". His intelligence combined with his knack for keeping his cards close make Johnathan quite unpredictable in how he responds to trouble. Kind as he makes himself out to be, no one can say for certain what he's truly thinking, or what his plans truly are. He uses the illusions of his arm to educate the students, while hiding the truth of his darker side from them, undergoing a philosophy that lies and deceit can be a necessary evil for a good cause, when used in the right hands. As such, no one can truly say for sure what his real self is like.
Bio: Not much is truly known about the masked teacher of Trinidad. He popped into the scene from seemingly out of nowhere. What could be dug up about him was nothing particularly special. Born November 19th, 1980 to a relatively normal family as an only child of normal parents. One of the lucky normal humans who managed to generate a Noble Arm without a genetic advantage of having one or both parents be Arm Masters. Not as rare an occasion back then as it is now, but some would still consider such an occasion a blessing... or a curse depending on who you talk to. He was sent to a decent Academy for Arm Masters where he graduated without many honors of note, and sent off to the US Military. He spent 4 years in Service in Europe and Africa before being honorably discharged after an explosion from one of the extremist factions cause severe scarring damage to his face.
He seemed to have known Trinidad's new academy director for some time, and was requested by him to join the academy as a Teacher, which is accepted without much hesitation or resistance.
However, it's not hard to see there may be more to this story than he lets on...
Current Goal: It seems to be to teach the next generation of Arms Masters and making them grow as much as he can. Anything beyond that is a complete unknown, possibly even for himself.
Job: Course Teacher for Crisis Management and Emergency Response (Until someone comes along to give him a break. XD)
The Gauntlets are on both arms and the crystal's color changes on which season is in use. Green for Spring, Red for Summer, Yellow for Autumn, and Blue for Winter. To change the seasons you need to charge up for 4 minutes then choose the next season. If you do not choose you miss your chance and you have to wait another 4 minutes to change.
Lively Spring- .Jahreszeiten Wechseln changes to a vibrant green as you summon Spring. Lively Spring can be applied to living organisms by touching them. In plants, fungi, and microbials it drastically accelerates growth. In animals and humans it strengthens them. The extent of both is determined by how much Henry feels for them. In the case of humans those feelings don't have to be good. If Henry applies it to himself he gets twice as strong.
Scorching Summer: Jahreszeiten Wechseln changes to a red as you call upon Summer. During this time you are able to absorb fire and heat. You can release this energy as explosions from the gauntlet. As the heat builds in Henry's body, with this he becomes more aggressive
Bountiful Autumn: Jahreszeiten Wechseln changes to a yellow-brown as you summon Autumn. While Autumn is active half of the physical damage you take is stored in you, the other half hits you normally. The energy can be called as a shield for yourself equal to what you took or you put the shield on multiple people, dividing the stored power to each person.
Chilling Winter: Jahreszeiten Wechseln change to a cold blue as you call upon Winter. Your strikes with the gauntlet weaken your opponent as Winters chill sets into them. This causes Their body to saps their strength away from their body until all they can do is lay down. This happens after quite a few landed punches or holding them for 2 minutes. However the opponent is immediately aware of the power when they are hit as they can feel it immediately.
Henry has a few years in mixed martial arts. He knows a lot about plants and growing them. He is really good at housework. He would also say his cooking is something to behold. Doing mixed martial arts had taught him the basic of first aid as he got injured quite often
Personality: Henry is someone who will go out of his way to help someone even to the detriment of himself. He is generally kind if not a little quiet when he is by himself. He finds himself trying to help support other peoples goals rather then his own. He is attracted to people with strong convictions and people with high intelligence. He is easily manipulated as he usually takes things at face value. He is quick to defend someone in need of help.
Fears: Fears that he won't be able to provide the life his family deserves.
Bio: Henry's Family has deep ties with Germany, his Family line has lived in the Worms area of Germany for a long time. It is truly where Henry and his family calls home. His father had an office job and his mother worked part time at a grocer. Henry wasn't an only child for long, as it seemed with a successful career and a loving family led to another child after another. By the time Henry was 13 he had 6 siblings(Ben, Jane, Julia, Cristina, Lea, Hannah.) Everything was going great until the spring of his 8th year in school.
Henry always was interested in biology, and more specifically plants to the point he had a small garden he managed at home. He was heading out with some friends to goof off after school when he saw a small wilting plant. He approached it and while he inspected it his Noble Arms activated and the plant began grew rapidly. Henry was more curious than scared, so he continued until it bared flowers. It was then when his friends reported it to the police. After all, they only knew that he had activated his Noble Arms. He got into a little bit of trouble but not much. Soon it became clear what repercussions this would have.
Soon his father realized his options for career were gone. His mother was getting less hours at her job. His siblings were beginning to get bullied. It continued like this for years, they essentially got pushed out of their home. Henry started taking care of more things to help ease the burden he had unintentionally put on his family. Henry's life goals had switched from being for his success to living for his family. The bullying and out casting his family received created a divide in Henry's mind that was supported by the mentality he grew up in that he should use himself as an asset. That led him to deciding to go to Trinidad Academy to hone himself.
He started to prepare first by getting himself fit. Much to his surprise he developed his muscles very quickly, he thanked his parents for this. He started to learn mixed martial arts where he was confronted quickly that although he had the body needed to be a good fighter he lacked the mindset for it. Henry realized that fighting wasn't his natural state. He found himself hating sparing but he chose to set aside these feelings for his family and continued training. The day came to send off to Trinidad Academy, Henry hugged his family and flew off. He is nervous but he must succeed for his family.
*Current Goal: Secure himself a good rank to decrease tuition cost.
Oscar stands at 5'10, weighing 162 pounds, and has a muscular and lean frame.
Name: Oscar Helgrem
Misc. Abilities: He was a high school wrestler and a good one at that, he was planning on using wrestling as a way to get through collage. He trained as a boxer, not for sport, more as a way to keep his body fit and able while on off time from sports. Other than that, his knack for fighting is a thing to behold as he has a great fighting spirit and great instincts, just need to fine tune them through use.
Noble Arm Name & Appearance:
Sword of Hope
Noble Arm Rank: E
Type: Melee; Spirit; Close-range
Noble Arm Abilities:
Compassionate Blade- If an object/person was not the intended target, then the blade will pass through the object or person and leave no harm done.
- If the target was intended yet the intention is not to kill then the blade will pass through them and deal pain through their nervous system, rather than physical pain they will have mental pain, like ghost pains.
- Noble Arms still seem to have the ability to block and interact with the blade even when he intends the target to be the Arms Master.
However no other object seems able to stop the blade when it is not the target, not even steel or lead. The only real obstacle seems to be the length of the blade and where his hand is placed. Other than that the blade can pass through and hit the intended target. Yet the target must be known to be there or it will just pass through them as well.
Other than these strange features the blade seems to have no other effects or abilities other than being a sharp blade and Oscar seems unable to throw the sword, almost as if it glues itself to his hand.
Personality: He is an actually really nice and genuine guy as he is quite Jovial and happy. He always tries to put a smile on others faces and tries to help in anyway he can as he loves to watch people be happy. He can't be described as a social butterfly, yet he can definitely work his way through conversations, and can be charismatic when needed. But, he normally is just an average guy who is slightly goofy and awkward, and just wants to help people.
*Likes: Literature, Mythology, and Meat.
*Dislikes: Those who go against his ideals, Sweets, and Deep Water.
Fears: Him being unable to achieve his dreams, and others getting hurt because of his weakness.
Bio: Oscar was born in America to a Filipino Mother, Michelle Rodwell, who was born on an US Air Force base and was moved to America and an American Soldier, Joseph Helgrem, who met her while on leave in the States. They conceived Oscar quickly and once his father became more stable he was able to be with his family more often. Allowing Oscar to have a great and caring family around him. Oscar always watched on as his father talked of Arms masters with reverence and honor, as if they were super heroes rather than them being menaces. This built and molded an ingrained wish in Oscar: "I want to be just like them!"
After years of schooling, being a good student and an athlete he wanted to try his best to get into a good college and start a career path to becoming a politician. As in his mind if he can't become a hero, he should at least make sure they aren't being treated as a menace. So his career path was set in front of him and he had a dream. Yet one day after a tough time of studying he was pulling his hair out in frustration and anger as he knew, if he was able to manifest a Noble Arm, then instead of trying to figure out the politics to try and get them to be seen as Heroes he can just show them Arms Masters are heroes and can help people and the world.
With that his life was changed, as a golden light appeared from his chest and out came a handle to a sword. As he was extremely frightened, he shakily touched the sword to find it did not hurt, as he began to pull on the sword it came out with ease. Oscar then went from panic to excitement as he began to run down to his parents to tell them. They were extremely surprised that their son awoken a Noble Arm, yet they knew he wanted to bring Arms Masters to the light of glory so they knew this meant a lot to him. So they gave him support and helped him figure a way to get trained, even if they knew it would be hard.
That was when his mother remembered a school in the Philippines that would be good for him, as he did not learn of his Noble Arm until very late in his life. It would be better to go to a school that could be cheap so he could learn there for multiple years without worrying as much. With this he began to train himself to become the strongest he can, except he needed to do many things before that and found himself no time before he headed off to Trinidad Academy.
*Current Goal: Learn how to speak Filipino. Would make his life easier and he could then talk to his relatives here.