Shadow of Light, Kage
Age:: Unknown. Appears to be a between a young adult or a mature teen.
Date of Birth:: December 1, X697
Mark Color; Location:: None
The first thing most people notice about Kage right away is that, contrasing the mysterious persona she had going, she is an odd duck. Her mannerisms and actions often run contrary to common ‘normal’ behaviors. Whether this is deliberate or not is up for debate. She is also deeply superstitious, which goes some ways toward explaining some of her odd behavior. But beneath these oddities and superstitions is a contrastingly practical nature. She wastes little time in daydreaming or idleness, but prefers to do something useful.
Yet she can be skittish and easily startled. She doesn't like being around people or
She is very independently minded and impatient. She tends to go off and do her own thing without telling anyone. If she could. She is just about mute, rarely managing a few whispered, strangled words, and she seems to unable to write. Strangely, though, she can read just fine.
The second thing to notice about her is her odd, dry but acutely acerbic sense of humour. Usually directed at someone. She can somehow pack an entire punchline in just a significant glance.
Kage occasionally displays a child-like side that belays her actual age. This, coupled with a boundless curiosity and impusive behavior, makes her a certifiable magnet for trouble. And once in trouble, she make it hard to hard to get her out of it, due to her monumental stubbornness that puts mules to shame. Once she sets her mind to something, she will let nothing stop her.
She is slow to trust people, and generally pessimistic, but to those that are able to win her trust, they earn her undying loyalty. She would travel the world over, go through hell and back again for these people.
Family is, after all, very important.
Though pessimistic of people, she is amiable to strangers and people in general, though she has her own odd way of showing it.
And yet there is something deep inside. A smoldering core of seething anger. Its well hidden, but danger brings it out. She is quick tp lash out with magic when threatened, and at times, she seems more like a wild animal then a person.
No matter the weather, Kage wears a heavy hooded navy blue cloak and a white mask. Primarily because she thinks it makes her look cool and mysterious but also because it shields her from the sun and light in general, while providing plenty of shadow for her magic to work with.
Beneath the mask and cloak, she looks like an ordinary young woman in her late teens. Her hair is shoulder length and an ebony black. Her skin is pale from a lack of sunlight, and her face is best described as beautiful. Her most striking feature is her intense stormy grey eyes that almost look silver. She is of medium height and has the kind of body that can make men drool, though she doesn’t flaunt it, in fact she is a little self-conscious about herself.
Kage's memory is a massive blank. She only remembers her past in brief and random flashes that are quickly gone again. She doesn't know who she is, or where she came from. And it seems like she doesn't want to remember. She often has nightmares and
A powerful form of shadow magic, this magic turns the caster‘s very body into woven shadow. As long as she had magic and is conscious, physical attacks will pass right through her without harm. The caster can teleport short and long distances by passing through shadows, but the end destination tends to be slightly random and magic cost increases exponentially with distance. The caster can also pull things into their shadow and store them, similar to requip magic. Both their shadow and body can be molded into nearly any shape and made substantial or insubstantial at will. The power of this magic is in its free-form use, allowing for a large degree of adaptability. As a Shadow magic, it also includes elements of Darkness magic (her’s is a dull slate color) and Shade magic, the caster can utilize some of both.
Shadow Body - More of a passive ability that turns her body into shadow, rendering physical attacks useless. It also allows her to change her body into any form she wishes. When in affect, her body becomes solid black and looses any humanistic features.
However, this ability has some massive drawbacks. She can’t stay insubstantial for more than a few seconds at a time after that, she becomes vulnerable, so continuous attacks (like say, a sword in her, or a drawn out blast) will eventually harm her, and can be fatal if she is forced to reform on them. Once a part of her turns into shadow, that past is unable to do so again for 3-4 seconds.
Lastly, turning into shadow takes a modest amount of magic, which over time will really stack up, meaning that if she takes too many attacks, that alone could leave her nearly drained.
Shadow Puppets - Creates a number of figures that resemble twisted shadows with glowing eyes. These figures can move and fly at high speeds and are are difficult to hit with attacks but will usually disperse upon a successful hit. However, they can hide in inanimate objects that cast sufficient shadow. This provides them with a layer of protection and they can manipulate the object at will.
Erebus’ Shadow - A stronger Puppet that usually takes the form of a massive serpent. Its size varies with light, anywhere from twice the height of a person and about as big around as one, to four times that. It has very limited intelligence, but she can give it orders. However it’s difficult to control and requires constant attention to maintain, so no or few little puppets while it is active and she is limited to less powerful or complex spells. The serpent is very durable and can protect her by interposing itself between attacks and her body, covering her back, while being able to strike out at opponents with a bite attack.
Fulminating Darkness - An attack that uses several puppets to launch a wave of shadow. Moderately powerful, but require two hands and several seconds to cast. With this spell, the cost is two-fold, one she has to create Shadow Puppets to use, then two she has to use more magic to gather them into the attack.
Empty Night - Shrouds an area in thick, inky darkness. Only those with excellent night vision or an alternate from of sight can see through it. The shadow also slowly drains life from those caught in it. Quickly dispelled by light from any source.
Shadow Slip - Allows the caster to use a shadow to travel anywhere that is shrouded in shadow. However, its a tricky and unpredictable spell. Accuracy is difficult, and the magic required is high then increases exponentially with distance traveled.
Ruin - A fast but weak spell that fires an orb of shadow that detonates in an explosion of dark energy. Requires very little magic and can be cast rapidly, even from Puppets
Erebus’s Wrath - A gathering of dark energy around the caster that explodes outward in a massive storm. A fast and powerful spell that requires a lot of magic.
Erebus’ Gate - A powerful wide-ranging spell that briefly covers a circular area in shadow before unleashing dark energy over the area. Requires time to cast.
Secret Technique: Erebus’ Eclipse -
”From darkness this world came
And to darkness it shall return.
Bring forth from Chaos
The darkness that consumes all light.”
Kage’s ace-in-the hole and her most powerful known spell. However, she uses a imperfect version that carries only a fraction of its original power. When casting, the light in an area dims greatly as invisible magic gathers. When cast, A pillar of solid darkness rises to the sky, surrounded by rings of pulsing dark energy. Inside the pillar, all light is consumed and the area is bathed in a continuous attack of ruinous dark power.
The trick of this spell is that the brighter the area inside and outside the pillar, the more light that is consumed and the stronger the spell. Even light magic is devoured. A single cast of this spell will completely drain Kage of magic. It also takes some time to prepare and cast.
1.Magical Aptitude - She could very well be considered a genius when it comes to magic. Both of her parents had incredible magical talent, which was passed on to her. Her very blood sings with magic.
2.Coffee Maker - Has a knack for brewing the best Coffee you have ever tasted.
3.Crafty - Kage is very intelligent and has a tendency to look at problems from odd angles and solve them in unexpected ways.
1. Her mind is damaged. She lost most of her memories and has trouble speaking and writing. And maybe more...
2. Light is the antithesis of her magic
3. Relies Heavily on Magic to fight.