B E A C O N S T A F F
Sterling Ashfield Carlisle was born and raised in Vale to a wealthy merchant family. Gifted with natural size and prodigy in fighting, Carlisle would go on to attend Beacon Academy and become a Huntsman. Known for his fearless battle prowess and gift with a sword, the knight was well-known for charging into hordes of Grimm alone and emerging unscathed. Despite that, he wasn't exactly known for his people skills: he abandoned his team after graduating Beacon, believing they would hold him back. He eventually reconciled with them after nearly being killed by a giant Nevermore, though Sterling is still known as a somewhat awkward, clumsy, occasionally bumbling fellow, as courageous and valiant as he may be.
Why Sterling was chosen to become the temporary Headmaster of Beacon is unknown- prior to his appointment to the new position, Carlisle had never taught a class at Beacon before outside of occasionally stopping by for a lecture when he was in the area. It is believed that his personal relationship with Ozpin was likely how he obtained the position, though that information is unknown.
Carlisle's semblance is Valor. This semblance dramatically amplifies the presence of positive energy, thus causing Grimm to be warded away from Carlisle and fear his might. His weapon, Divine Excaliber, is a massive broadsword with immense crushing power.
Professor Fleming is a professor at Beacon Academy and Headmaster Carlisle's right-hand woman. An incredibly gifted Huntress, Azure Fleming was a former teammate of Sterling's as a member of the prodigal Team SAND. After graduation, Azure would later return to work at Beacon as a professor. Expecting to be elevated to the position of Deputy Headmistress herself, Azure was disappointed when Sterling, an inexperienced professor, obtained the position himself, but still does her best to assist him in her capacity as a professor, though she is easily annoyed at his occasional bumbling nature. Professor Fleming is known as a disciplinarian and a tough instructor, having a reputation of over a decade of strictness and an expectation of high student achievement.
Azure's Semblance is called Constraint. Azure can fire a turqoise-colored energy from herself, powered by her aura, that wraps around and controls other people or objects. Azure can use this Semblance to "grab" other objects and move them around, and hold individuals still. Her weapon is a small floating sphere called Holy Grail that Azure can use to channel her power at a range with.
T E A M B L U D
Briar Lance is a wealthy heir. A very, very wealthy heir. The Lance family is a line of Atlesian weapon designers that has accrued a massive amount of wealth in recent years for designing a number of useful military gadgets. Briar Lance was born into the lap of luxury, and was spoiled senseless. Cold, callous, elitist, and blatantly racist, Briar's goal of attending Beacon was simple- to get away from his parents and become the undisputed king of somewhere else.
Briar also brought along a number of friends/admirers that have pined to be a part of his team, because of his immense wealth, status, as well as competent status in fighting. To the wealthy men and women that make up his base of fans, Briar is a lovely, charming, handsome figure. To any working-class person, Faunus, or anybody that doesn't bow to him, he is a cruel, uncaring, ruthless bully.
Briar's Semblance is called Thorns. He can create, using his aura, ethereal thorns that he can use to grab his opponents or block attacks. These thorns can be amplified using Dust. Briar's weapon is an epee called Bending Barb. Briar is well-aware that Albedo Animus is attending Beacon Academy and is intending on forming a relationship with her. Forming a power couple would do well for his family reputation. He must have her!
Briar's own personal henchgoon, Lemony is another Atlesian elite from a wealthy Atlesian family. It is difficult to ascertain whether or not Lemony has his own personality or not. It is believed that he has been friends with Briar since their earliest days, and followed Briar to Beacon just to be a part of his team.
Lemony's Semblance is called Slide. He can slide freely along any surface, limiting the frictional force that he comes into contact with. His weapon is a saber called Smooth Serenade.
Urq is another personal friend of Briar's from Atlas, from a wealthy family of engineers. Urqhardt is the quietest of the 4 Atlesian rapscallions, and although he tends to be the strong, silent, type, he has no problem going along with the mischief of the other 3.
Urq's Semblance is called Magnet Point, which allows him to create focal points of magnetism on his body or on nearby objects. His weapon is a battle hammer called Iron Grace.
Dro Atwood is the final of the gang of four goons. He's just as wealthy, snobby, and asshole-ish as the other 3, so be wary. His family being of political origin, Dro is very anti-Faunus, and while all four of Team BLUD are not pro-Faunus, Dro is likely to be the first one to the scene of an anti-Faunus attack. And not on the defending side.
Dro's Semblance is called Killer Glare and allows him to briefly paralyze his opponents with his trademark ruthless stare. He wields two Dust-powered revolvers called Savior and Protector.