Finally done. Do tell me if there's anything I have to change/edit! :D
Player Name: baraquiel
Primary Character: Sakura (formerly Kitsune)
Secret Identity: Naomi Yamanaka
Status: Active JLU, willing to be a temporary member of the Titans
City: Metropolis, though now she also helps protect Tokyo whenever she can visit Japan
Day Job: Freelance web developer, blogger
Naomi has the ability to freely manipulate her spiritual energy in any way she wants, whether it be letting out energy blasts, boost her attack damage, heal her allies, create a forcefield, and more. She can talk to and track spirits and exorcise them whenever the need arises. She can persuade/manipulate her target to feel what she wants them to feel as her version of persuasion deals directly to her target's emotions, being able to sift through her target's memories to strengthen her persuasion. However because of her constantly going to the spirit world, she became more and more of a spirit, now being able to be invisible, pass through walls, and fly at will even without her umbrella. Additionally, she can block and clear the flow of spiritual energy on a target.
Although she is adept at releasing spiritual attacks on her own, like magicians with their staves, Naomi uses a seimei umbrella that helps her focus her spiritual attacks and make them more precise. It is bound to her and will always reappear near her even when it is lost, broken, or stolen. She can teleport to its location when far from her and control it telepathically to fight with her.
+ Naomi is in grave danger when in combat with a demon or another tainted spirit warrior as she has a great chance of being tainted herself. If she does become tainted, she can only be purified when bathed in cherry blossom oil, by a priest or another pure soul, or by being basked in natural sunlight.
+ As much as she is skilled in martial arts, she may have a hard time when battling against an enemy that has a greater physique than her.
+ Her spiritual attacks are ineffective against soulless beings as well as her soul tracking for she is unable to see incoming bullets, missiles, robots and other machinery, and the like when she uses it.
+ Naomi must not be disturbed while performing an exorcism. One small mistake will unravel the incantation and completely cancel out the exorcism's effects no matter how far she is in the process.
+ Despite having spiritual powers, Kitsune is still half-human which is why anything that can kill a normal human can kill her too.
+ Objects that ward off or have an effect on spirits will affect her now.
+ She STILL has teleportation sickness (poor soul).
Skills: A skilled web developer, good at reading people, stealthy when she wants to, and very resourceful and flexible to any situation at hand. Very knowledgeable about anything pertaining the supernatural world. Also a good cook.
Back when she was a little girl, Naomi was lost in a forest and went completely off the radar for six days during a camping trip with her class. Little did they know that little Naomi accidentally discovered an entrance to the spirit world. Various yokai contemplated on what to do with the child as no human has ever entered the spirit world in centuries with some of them even suggested on killing her to prevent her from spreading the information regarding a portal to their realm. But they were baffled because where other humans would run in fear and hunt them down, Naomi was just filled with curiosity and excitement towards their weird but unique looks. What really changed their minds, however, is that they all sensed her pure heart as no matter how Naomi was bullied and left alone, she will always treat others with kindness and never let them affect her.
The yokai celebrated for the arrival of a very rare pure-hearted human and took her in as one of their own. But they sensed that the longer she stayed, the more she loses her humanity and becomes one of them. Most of all, she began to feel very homesick, deeply missing her parents. Also sensing the various humans who were looking for her, including her parents, they decided to bade farewell to her: they all gave her the blessing of the spirits and named her Yokai Princess, making her every spirit's friend and ally. They returned her on the seventh day, where the authorities found her peacefully sleeping under a cherry blossom tree with a seimei umbrella beside her. Naomi's parents tearfully hugged her and returned home, but much to Naomi's parents' surprise, the umbrella was waiting for them in her bedroom, along with a bowl of goldfishes they never had before.
No matter what they do, the umbrella always reappears near Naomi. Because of this, they concluded that a malicious yokai might have possessed the umbrella or worse their own daughter. Sensing the right time, the two goldfishes leaped out of their bowl and transformed into yokai themselves. After hysterical screaming and the panicked parents began to calm down, the two spirits began to explain the cause of her disappearance. They also said that they were assigned as her guardians due to her status as their Yokai Princess.
It was a rough start, but Naomi's family began to slowly adapt to their new lifestyle of living in harmony with spirits. A few years later, Naomi's dad received a call from his company: he got promoted and is said to move to their company's branch at Metropolis as soon as he can. He was very exited to move into the base of operations of his idol the Superman himself, but he thought of his daughter's newfound friends at Japan and how they will react. Fortunately, the yokai agreed. Though sad they'll never get to see their beloved princess again, they are happy as long as they know Naomi is happy.
Story Arcs: Lost Kin (This happens during the one year gap) = Naomi's little brother Jin has been missing and all evidence points to the spirit world. Who or what could have done this? More importantly, can Naomi save her brother in time before he completely loses his humanity? (Solo)
Rise of the Black Sun = The rise of paranormal activities from all around the globe has become an international concern. What’s more, all these hauntings have one thing in common: the occuring appearance of the symbol of a black sun. Could these all just be a coincidence, or is there something - or someone - more sinister at work? (Team Up)
Supporting Characters: Lost Kin: + Her family (mother, father, and little brother Jin) + Her various friends from the spirit world
Rise of the Black Sun: + Every mythological creature from every part of the world + Anyone else who wants to team up
Secondary Character: Teenage version of Aquagirl! :D
Additional Notes: + When mortals stay in the spirit world for far too long, it will have a drastic effect on them. Because of this very reason, Naomi's hair became white, her skin is paler, and her eyes are now golden. She doesn't have Spirit and Physical Mode anymore as she became a half-spirit, half-human.
+ She always releases sakura flowers and petals whenever doing her spiritual attacks.
+ She tends to slip into Japanese every once in a while when she speaks English.
+ She decided to ditch the mask and gave it to her little brother instead. Additionally, because of her improved skills, she can use her spiritual energy to mask her identity to make her unrecognizable whenever she wants to.
+ She can go to the spirit world whenever she pleases at the risk of gradually losing her humanity.
Golde could smell the stank breath of the creature before her. She did not make unnecessary movements and stood perfectly still, afraid that even the tiniest motion might antagonize the griffin and kill them at the spot. Slowly and fearfully she opened her eyes...
...and saw the most beautiful creature she has ever seen. More majestic than a steed and prouder than a lion, the aura it exudes is both fear and beauty, power and might. Golde was tongue-tied that moment, too taken aback from the beauty of the beast that was about to slay them. But judging from the way it looks at her and Igor, it seemed more curious than hungry.
She stood forward to attract the griffin's attention. It does not know if it sees Igor as somewhat a threat so she figured she must focus the creature's sights on her. She bowed her head and slowly knelt to the ground, her way of saying that she means no harm to the majestic beast. The griffin seems transfixed by what Golde was doing. Normally, its prey would try to run away with fear of being eaten but this one presented herself to it and does not show any kind of fear.
But whatever Golde is doing, the griffin still looked warily towards Igor, while clawing at the ground and flapping its wings as a sign of agitation, and especially something below him. Golde looked at the direction where the griffin is looking and found a sickly blue goo of some sort stuck on the bottom of Igor's boot. She has no idea where Igor got that from but it seemed that whatever it is, it's unsettling the griffin.
Golde ripped off the entirety of her left sleeve and quickly covered Igor's boot. She looked at the griffin again and saw that it was beginning to calm down but it is still agitated. She slowly grabbed something from her satchel, which the griffin took notice as it began to eye her warily, and took out a handful of reindall berries. She took these small, cream-colored, spherical-shaped berries from their farm at her home. This berries can not only treat an upset stomach, it was also a delicious treat. While the griffin was looking, Golde took out a cloth and set it on the ground in front of the griffin before putting the berries on top of it. She then moved backwards with her head bowed down.
Once she was beside Igor again, she whispered something to the man. "The griffin seems to be agitated by the blue substance on your boot. If the creatures are not looking, make sure you wash them off as quickly as you can", she said to Igor. She turned her attention back at the griffin as it curiously approached the berries on the ground. Again, it was dumbfounded by the fact that its prey would present it with food instead of itself. It nudged the pile with its beak before eating a berry, and another. And another. And another. Golde was delighted it liked the berries as much as she did.
Cautiously, Golde tried to approach the griffin again with its left hand reaching out to it. The griffin turned its attention to the approaching Golde and squawked. She stopped a bit to wait for the griffin to relax again but this time she stopped with her out-stretched hand near the griffin with her head bowed down. After a few tense moments of waiting, the griffin finally nuzzled its head on Golde's hand. Flabbergasted, she almost laughed out loud as she fully approached the griffin and stroke its soft and beautiful feathers much to the griffin's delight.
"Aww, how adorable you are my love", Golde said while scratching the griffin's neck as it cooed.
Ooooh things are getting even more interesting! @Mokley-senpai, can we control the griffin's actions? We of course won't make it do anything that will change the story's progress or somethin like that.
Satisfied that Ifor and Varric are in great shape, Golde traveled with this merry band of survivors towards the yellow light in the distance- although, merry was just putting a positive spin into it. In truth, they were all afraid, afraid of that horrifying beast that attacked them, afraid they will have no effective source of food and energy, afraid they won't be able to live another day. Despite all this, Golde was still thankful that she has met these people before she perished on an island that's seemingly placed on the corner of the earth.
The optimistic Golde wanted to say something to cheer them all up but something in their faces made her just kept in to herself. Besides, she knows all too well you can't force someone to feel the opposite of what they're feeling especially in a stressful situation such as this. The best she could do is to do what she does best and that is to heal. Instead, she used this silent walking as an opportunity to observe her co-survivors.
She started with the most obvious one - Ifor. There has been some people in her village that had the same condition as him. If that was the case, Golde could only imagine what kind of things the poor man has experienced from the people around him. Fortunately, every one in her village was kind and accepting as long as you do no harm. Golde thought that if only Ifor lived in her hometown, he will know that there is still kindness in this cruel world. She also got the feeling that sympathizing and taking pity on Ifor will be of no good. Golde admired him for his strong-heart and willingness to help others in need.
She turned next to Varric. Golde was a few distances away from the whole group when they washed ashore on this island, but she heard enough from her distance to know what kind of man he is. Her mother always told her that money will show the true you, and Varric may be a good example of that. She also heard rumors circulating among her people that men and women like Varric were extremely vain and think they're superior to all just because they live in the most glorious castles, though Golde doesn't know much about Varric to know if he really is of royalty or just a wealthy merchant. In any case, Golde decided to give him the benefit of doubt and be kind to him. After all, everyone's equal in the eyes of a doctor.
Then Golde saw Temp, the short-haired woman who protected her earlier. Like she thought before, Golde was ashamed to put everyone on labels just based on their first impressions. After Golde saw how determined Temp was in protecting her, even if she can cuss more worse than a drunk pirate, she decided to make Temp her friend. Truth be told, Golde admires Temp as the older sister she wished she could have.
Next, Golde turned to Elliot. The crazy thing is, she never saw his birthmark on his face until everything calmed down. It really came as a surprise to her when she finally saw it and decided not to make a big deal out of it. Elliot seems like a very quiet guy to her, and as women in her village would say: quiet men are intelligent men. Rather that or he just has his own problems. Nevertheless, Elliot seems like a very nice guy once you get to know him personally.
At last, Golde saw Thomas. To be honest, he's kind of adorable. He looks like a grown-up little boy playing pretend soldier, though Golde knows it will be too harsh of an observation. She admires how courageous he was when the creature attacked them, and Golde saw that he isn't just a soldier, he was a knight. Though this could be a hyperbole but Golde can't help but admire Thomas as he is a handsome one himself. She just wished Thomas would have more self-confidence and she's pretty sure he'll be more admirable than a knight in shining armor.
After a few moments, they arrived at the source of the yellow light and was quite surprised to see an obelisk there. Golde only knew about obelisks thanks to the fantasy story books she used to read as a kid and to see one in person just seemed so... magical in a way. She saw Elliot approaching and touching the obelisk as it shone to brightly. The winds were so strong Golde felt she could be carried away as their wet clothes dried quickly. Then the light faded, though not completely, and the winds died down but only after did she saw the griffins.
"Wha... what in heavens is going on?", Golde weakly and quietly whispered to herself. It's bad enough that they're trapped on an island in the middle of nowhere with a nightmarish creature on their heels. Now they discovered the island wasn't that deserted after all after they heard some natives and creatures that are the products of mythologies were right on front of their very eyes.
She quickly hid from the beasts. If they were to be discovered by these beasts, their lives will surely come to an end in just a snap. Then she saw Elliot quietly approaching the source of indistinct chatter. Natives of the island? Golde almost smiled in glee before remembering what has happened to them so far. If these beasts are as vicious as they seem, how much more are the humans living on this island? Golde quietly prayed that Elliot won't be seen by these griffins.
Regina woke up from the chirping of birds on her bedroom's open window. She yawned and stretched, then her body reminded her that she has "garbage waiting to be thrown out" and hurriedly proceeded to her bathroom. She quickly snatched her phone first though.
Regina came out of her bedroom after she made her bed. She took the time in her bathroom to freshen up so she can look less like a "human abomination" to more like a "human being". She decided to just keep things casual and natural so she wore an over-sized "FLAWLESS" t-shirt that goes all the way to her knees and black pajama shorts. She also only applied little make-up and left her natural long, black hair as it is. She heard rumors that boys find girls hot if they just looked like they woken up.
Not that she would know, of course.
She arrived at the lobby and saw a bunch of other people were already conversing with one another. Silently observing the group of people before her, she just realized why this place is called the City of Angels: everybody here's so freaking good-looking! Even without make-up, the ladies are all stunning in their own way and the men are oh so dazzling and charming. Regina can't contain her excitement just thinking about the future where they all are successful in their own craft, being able to work and party hard together. Though despite being a party animal herself, Regina's a bit shy so she doesn't know her co-tenants that much so she swore to herself that she will get to know them better starting this day.
Just then, Regina's tummy grumbled. Oh yeah. Food first, then talk, she thought to herself. She proceeded to the kitchen and put some slices of bread on the toaster. While waiting, she poured hot milk on her mug and took a few sips. After a few moments, she put the toasted bread on her plate and spread cream cheese on them. She brought her food at the lobby and set it atop the table so she can eat while mingling with her potential friends.
Among the group, Regina glanced at Terrence Walsh, the owner of Birch House, talking with another one of his tenants. While he does seem cute, he's way too old for Regina's taste. Though she thought that any girl would be lucky to have such a nice, hardworking gentleman such as Terrence to be their husband. Regina looked up to him as the father she didn't and could've had. Not that her drag parents weren't viable father figures themselves, she just thought having a straight-as-a-line father figure would be a nice change.
Regina approached the man while holding her mug of hot milk as soon as he finished talking to the lady. "Lovely morning, Mr. Walsh! I know I've been saying this a couple of times already, but words aren't enough to thank you for letting me have another place to call a home. If there's anything you want me to do at all, you know where to find me", she said to Walsh.