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WEAKNESSES ⫻ Accessing the Void Light opens Alizée's eyes to the Void itself... and over time, by utilizing the Void Light, she will begin to see hallucinations of the horrors of the Void. Eldritch abominations and people lost to the Void will appear alongside the mundane universe that Alizée is used to, attacking her mental state and making her doubt what is real and what is fake. The more Alizée (or the Apparition she's adjoined to) uses her abstraction, the worse this effect gets so that she will be functionally blind if she goes all out (as she'll see into the Void). This effect wears off over time, but its effects on her mentally will not. However, sapping away someone else strength and energy also begins to drain away at her - it won't be as dramatic as on the victim, but if she does this a lot, she can stop her own heart. An Abstraction like this will unnerve others and make it difficult for people to trust her.
Dominion ⫻ The act of casting Domination causes Eksa to remain stationary, and she can easily be injured and knocked out of the spell. If she loses the Dominion grudge match, she can lose control of her body, making this a high-risk, high-reward spell.
Amplified Sealing ⫻ This Spell requires prep time and leaves her vulnerable while she prepares it.
Seek Apparitions ⫻ This Spell is a two-way door that reveals her location to the Apparitions around her as well.
Black Pact ⫻ Eksa must also abide by the conditions she sets or else she will lose access to all of her Spells for a day.
Black Shroud ⫻ While the Black Shroud is active, it also prevents boons from Apparitions such as healing or teleportation.
While Izzy was uncomfortable working with Florian, Oh-Seven looked at the bigger picture. If Oh-One won, it was game over for all of them, and she would like to continue her existence as more than one of Oh-One's subroutines. Thankfully, Jill did her job and didn't have to explain Oh-One to him...
”Who is Oh-One?”
... but Florian was a different discussion.
Oh-Seven didn't have time to explain things to this clueless rich guy, as they wasted more time. Every second they wasted was another second that Oh-One needed to put his plans into action. A supremely logical being like Oh-One would prioritize every second and make them as valuable as possible. Thankfully, Florian was probably as clueless as they got, so she could give him the most basic explanation she could come up with, and he'd (probably) fall for it.
"Time is of the essence, so I will be concise;" Oh-Seven started, "Big evil robot. He is trying to steal the Power Stone. He's likely here now. We have to be quick-"
That was when a cloud of smoke appeared in the middle of the group... out of reflex, Oh-Seven was about to deploy her machine gun, but her scanners indicated that it was none other than...
"... Jaden Raldo," Oh-Seven tilted her head and put on the most artificial smile she could. The smoke faded, and it revealed Jaden with his fists on his hips, grinning with that damn joint in between his teeth. It was evident that he overheard - likely using some ninja technique. Maybe there was an upside to one of the most obnoxious Nomads out there. According to Oh-Seven's calculations, at the very worst, Jaden will be another thing for Oh-One to laser that isn't one of them!
"In the flesh, baby!" Jaden proudly said as he grabbed his joint with his fingers and looked at Auri, Izzy, and Florian. Then continued, "I just overheard your conversation, and heard that ya'lls got a robot problem. And I'm here to say..."
He grabbed and unsheathed one of his swords, making a loud clinking sound.
"And I'm here to say I'm here to help! Free of charge."
Oh-Seven looked over to Izzy... who already seemed less than pleased and wondered if this group of misfits was more of a threat to each other than Oh-One was a threat to them. Fortunately, all they had to do was go underground, punch Oh-one, and then they could all go their separate ways...
"Excellent! Time is of the essence; we have to head down now!" Oh-Seven said in the most excited tone she could...
... Even though, deep down in that hardware and subroutines, she was screaming.
World Fighting Carnival - Tunnel Underneath.
Thankfully, the doors to the tunnels underneath the World Fighting Carnival were still open... and Oh-Seven led her merry bunch there. By her scans, all the security systems were disabled, which wasn't a good thing, as it meant that Oh-One had already interfaced with them and was likely in a position to turn them back on. She made big, flagrant steps similar to big ol' kicks as she marched through the tunnel halls.
"So, Auri," Jaden spoke to her.
"Yes?" Oh-Seven answered.
"What's your deal? Like, I get you got a bone to pick with roboman... but something about you..." He looked at her with his eyes narrowed. "... is off."
"I am a normal flesh and blood human, just like you. Nothing of note and nothing abnormal,"
"... Sounds like something a robot would say! Right boys?!" Jaden looked around as if he was hoping to get "hahas" and "hehes," but everyone was dead silent!
Oh-Seven came to a dead stop as her sensors detected something... the Necroid 99 from earlier, simply walking through the halls with what seemed to be the Power Stone. When Oh-Seven attempted to scan... it scrambled her scanners. Damn it! Oh-One installed these machines with special bullshit technology!
With no time to waste, Oh-Seven's right hand turned into a rocket launcher, and she shot "Necroid 99" on his side with the rocket... which caused it to stumble, but it didn't drop the Power Stone.
World Fighting Carnival - Tunnel Underneath.
Interface complete, breaking firewalls and accessing internal systems.
Oh-One held his hand against the terminal, interfacing with its inner systems.
Firewall one of twenty, broken. Time elapsed: two minutes. Twenty minutes are estimated before all firewalls and security systems are disabled. Cameras are active and have been interfaced with. All other security systems have been disabled. Will remain disabled for the duration of the Power Stone retrieval. Combatants, security, and spectators are unaware of their presence. The tournament is still ongoing...
However, the cameras detected two groups of individuals heading down into the vaults.
ALERT. ALERT. ALERT. SUBJECTS ENTERING THE TUNNELS: ISABELLA LEVAI, FLORIAN WESSINGTON I, MODEL-SEVEN, JADEN RALDO, DAREN METZGER, AND ARIANNA LEGOSE.
ACTIVATING DECOY MODELS.
The three robotic copies of the machine that Olivia Bell referred to as "Necroid 99" stirred to life. They were merely decoys for Oh-One's plan, and each held an artificial copy of the Power Stone that glowed brightly in their hands. Suddenly, the three minions walked into the tunnels, going in directions so that they would absolutely be seen by the intruders.
Calculating the odds of the plan needing adjustment... minimal.
Calculating the odds of the security system requiring reactivating... minimal.
Calculating the odds of personal involvement being required... minimal.
At this point, a good chunk of the rainforest that provided them with cover was on fire. It was not an immediate danger to the Shells, like the drones and the fighters, but eventually, that would be a huge problem if they didn't wrap this up soon. Magpie liked not getting ripped to shreds by fighters. She kept boosting as a few fighters were on her tail and eventually hopped over a charred piece of debris from a destroyed Airship. It was large enough to accommodate her minimal-sized Shell, and she quickly reactivated the claw and unleashed another barrage of missiles and created fireworks as they brightly exploded.
It was enough to give Magpie some time to get her bearings. Crow and Barn Owl were taking on the other fighters, and Magpie was tempted to provide support.... then Kingfisher dropped his damn weapon. Magpie rolled her eyes, wondered if this was his first fight, and saw Ossifrage leave cover to provide support....
Her sensors alerted her towards the downed cargo carrier, and she turned her head towards it to see a massive blue beam come out of the craft... and it hit Ossifrage head-on. It cleaved through the core of her shell, and she was launched backward and hit the ground with a thud. That hit incinerated the cockpit, and Magpie's sensors detected that her pilot was now deceased.
"Aaxie!" Magpie shouted.
"... Ossifrage-80 down. The good news is that you all will get her share of the payment for this mission. Searching for a replacement..." Ava finally chimed in with her dull monotone. "... Replacement found."
Magpie resisted the urge to curse Ava out as a Shell wielding a massive weapon leaped out of the Shell. It blasted its colossal beam into the treeline, trying to destroy as much of the cover the Vultures used as possible. A barrage of tiny missiles exploded from its shoulders, creating a white fireworks-like effect and spreading a targeting scrambling that interfered with Magpie's (and the others') FSC systems.
"Now, Vultures, I will be more hands-on since letting you all... out of your cage... has proven to be ineffectual. That is the Ushi-oni Model of Autonomous Murakumo Shells. They likely have other Shells within the carrier, but remember, this is simply a stalling tactic while they wait for reinforcements to arrive... I will ensure that they only find the aftermath of our handiwork. It's going to be difficult to handle this and the fighters, but the good news is that you have me here."
Magpie could just feel Ava placing her fingers together.
"Shrike, support Ijsvogel so he can get his weapon back; together, the two of you will destroy the remaining Shells before they activate. Crow and Barn Owl draw its attention and keep on the move. Magpie, cover them and make sure any fighters that get any bright ideas... don't get any. While that happens, I want Gizzard and Hachidori to rip the thing to shreds with their weapons. Copy?"
Magpie shook her head from within her Shell and begrudgingly said,
She/Her | 17 | French/Caucasian | 64 in. | 99.5 lbs. _______________________________________________ Night-stalker _______________________________________________ Skills & Talents "If you see me, it’s already too late." ___________________________________
Trailing ⫻ Once she has settled on a Blind target or weak Apparition she likes, she can follow them at a distance all night. This includes staying out of sight, stalking, and blending into the environment around her. She can also pick up on subtle cues that give an indication as to where her target goes, especially if spooked. For example, she can see a window shutter waving in the wind and deduce that her prey has lept inside. Silence ⫻ She is able to move with the least amount of noise possible, placing her weight carefully so she doesn’t shuffle her clothing or disturb creaks in the wood of the floor, or scatter stones. This enhances her ability to trail a target. Parkour ⫻ The city is her oyster when she takes to the rooftops. Able to maneuver in front and back flips, rolling falls, careful foot placement, and hoisting herself over a ledge, she can navigate the maze of structures like a dancer.
Appearance ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ "Do I look normal?"
Stands at 5’4 feet with a slim, leaning on thin, build. Her skin is ivory and freckled, like she doesn’t often see the sun. There’s endurance in her muscles, but it doesn’t show much in her build. This endurance allows her to leap from structure to structure when scaling the city’s skyline. There are a series of scars starting from her right collarbone down to her hip in the shape of bite marks, with scars mirroring on her back. Theses scars are from when she was bit by the Stygian Snake. She has silver rings in her pierced ears.
Depending on her mood, she prefers hoodies and casual wear to obscure her face when trailing. When she’s not trailing, she dresses well in silk blouses and slacks.
Psychology ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ "I don’t think it’ll ever get better."
MAIN GOAL ⫻ She hopes to understand more about her apparition and how she can protect herself so she doesn’t have to night-stalk at its bidding.
PHILOSOPHY ⫻ She believes it’s better to be feared than loved.
SECRETS ⫻ She hides her insatiable thirst for entropy. She tries to blame it all on her apparition, but somehow, the thirst has become her own.
SEXUALITY ⫻ She is young and innocent, without thoughts of the such.
FEARS ⫻ She fears being alone and being trapped.
REPUTATION IN OLD COVEN ⫻ When it became known that she had fallen into the habit of night-stalking, she wasn’t well-liked. It often led to heated arguments when she refused to change her ways. It is likely that her inability to find an agreement with the heads of the Coven played a part in the dissolution.
ROLE IN THE BATTLE AGAINST THE STYGIAN SNAKE ⫻ She gripped the Snake in her phantom hands and sapped it of its strength, helping aid the battle and weaken it.
FLAWS ⫻ Her indecisiveness. She doesn’t want to give in to her thirst or her apparition’s demands wholeheartedly, yet she also doesn’t stop herself or seek help.
Backstory ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ "The Coven dissolving was the worst day of my life."
She was very young when she had dreams of walking through a dark place, what she would later learn was the Void. One of the times she walked, a being approached her, dark and smothering in its presence. It held out a phantom hand, and she, unknowing of the consequence of her action, held it.
When she awoke, the same apparition, albeit in a smaller form appeared before her. Ts voice was in her mind, and its desires were grappling with her own. They fought, and she managed to draw a figurative line between them, keeping control of herself and her body. However, its incessant thoughts and whispers continued to try and mold her to its will as time went on.
During the battle with the Stygian Snake, she sapped it of its energy and worked with her Coven to defeat it. She was only seven at the time, but her apparition was wise, and she had knowledge beyond her years.
In the dissolution of the Coven afterward, angry tears were shed. The Coven had been the one place where she felt she had family. And now, she was left to wander the world, alone, with apparition’s will crushing her at every given opportunity.
In the years after, she became a private investigator of sorts, looking into the paranormal for those who were Blind, and chasing out apparitions that were causing trouble. These apparitions often became her next target, sapping them of their strength to ensure they took a long time to recover. Sometimes, the Blind who contracted her would also become her targets, if they were deemed worthwhile.
Abstraction ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ "It’s not just me in my head, you know."
TYPE ⫻ Aberration (Adjoined)
ABSTRACTION ⫻ Void Light: The seams of the Void that yearn for entropy, sapping strength away.
ABSTRACTION DESCRIPTION ⫻ A purple and dark, smoky light that appears around the hands or in beams, circular dots, waves, or other shapes. If phantom hands are summoned, there is enough strength in the Void Light to bend steel rebar. It can also be thinned down to a sharpened edge. Both she and the apparition can use Void Light.
Subcategories: - Void Eyes: Appears as purple irises with a red ring around the pupil. Able to see manifestations of magic or paranormal anomalies, whether hidden or not. Can dissect the vision in layers. - Void Heart: Her apparition from the Void, usually floating a couple of inches above her shoulder. A ball of void light with Void Eyes. Has a thirst for entropy. - Void Arsenal: Manifesting shapes of Void Light that can be used to attack. To be touched by physical Void causes an immediate weakness in the body. Prolonged exposure saps all the energy of the target. Eventually, this is enough to slow and stop the heart, however, due to Emotional-Fields, it does not allow her to stop the heart outright, only bring it near. - Void Warp: Can bend space between two points, passing between them in a flash of purple and black light. It allows her to warp to any location that she can physically see with her eyes. - Void Entropy: Any strength that is sapped away by being in contact with her void light causes her to instantly absorb said energy, which can be used to sate the desires of the Void Heart.
LIMITS ⫻ Being able to sap a person or thing of its energy does not mean she can outright kill them. The Emotional-Fields prevent her from doing so.
WEAKNESSES ⫻ (DO NOT FILL THIS OUT, I WILL PROVIDE IT FOR YOU)
Other ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ "I just want to feel in control sometimes, you know?"
Wow, you're fast; I like how you correctly used Emotional-Fields and mentioned the Void. I see where you're going with this, but this character could use just a little work:
1. First, backstory! My first (and biggest) issue was that she's way too young to have been in the original Sycamore Tree Coven - the youngest member I mentioned was ten, and even that got a lot of flack. But, a seven-year-old... I live with a seven-year-old, and I don't even trust her to be by herself for more than five seconds, and I think she would be more harm than good in a fight against a borderline eldritch abomination — abstraction or not.
Also, a teenager being a private investigator? lol
2. Speaking of the backstory, it could use some expansion because of some holes. You don't explain how she got roped into the old Coven; just cuts to her fighting the Stygian Snake. You mentioned that the old coven didn't like her due to night stalking but never expanded on that. The backstory also seems to cut off and doesn't explain her returning to the Coven (or why).
3. As for her abstraction... I'm unsure how I feel about it; it seems to be all over the place. She can summon hands that can bend steel and sap strength away (which is good enough on its own, to be honest). Then she can also detect magic and paranormal beings, create weapons, and teleport anywhere she can see. If you want to keep all of these abilities, she could be like a master of none - where she can do many different things but isn't super good at it.
Could you also elaborate on the sapping strength part?
4. Maybe also expand on the Apparition because it's very vague.
The character has potential to be good, but I think she needs a little bit of work.
Note: This is not a guide or anything like that. You're free to come up with symbolism and your interpretations of what's below, and I've probably gone against it a few times myself. This is just how I interpret mechanics n' shit about abstractions.
_______________________________________________ In general: Connection to the world, creativity, focus on the outside, being outrospective, desire to build/shape, change.
Fire: Passion, rage, raw and destructive emotion.
Water: Calmness/Peace, easily influenced, having multiple states.
Death/Necromancy: Loss of family/friend, mourning, going to dark corners, also being an edgelord.
Paranormal Related: Knowledge of the supernatural, problem/goal/question related to the paranormal, Desire to interact with the paranormal.
The PRA assigns individual Paranormal-Beings a threat level (also known as a PTA) on a one to five scale that helps prioritize resources and responses. Each threat level would have corresponding response protocols, including deploying special agents, containment strategies, and potential collaboration with other agencies or international organizations. Here's a list of threat levels the PRA uses:
⦁ Paranormal-Beings with little to no offensive capabilities. ⦁ Non-hostile or benevolent Paranormal-Beings. ⦁ Easily contained or controlled. ⦁ Evacuation is not necessary.
Low Threat (Level 1):
⦁ Mildly hostile Paranormal beings with limited or localized abilities. ⦁ Potential for minor disruptions or localized incidents. ⦁ Beings that may pose a minimal threat to individuals or small groups. ⦁ Typically manageable with standard containment procedures. ⦁ Evacuation is not necessary.
Moderate Threat (Level 2):
⦁ Paranormal-Beings with moderate hostile intent and significant abilities. ⦁ Beings that have the potential to cause harm to a larger area or group. ⦁ May exhibit unpredictable behavior. ⦁ Require specialized response teams for capture or neutralization. ⦁ Evacuation of the area is an option.
Significant Threat (Level 3):
⦁ Highly hostile Paranormal beings with formidable offensive capabilities. ⦁ Capable of causing widespread damage or harm. ⦁ Requires a coordinated effort and advanced technology for containment. ⦁ The evacuation of the area is required.
Severe Threat (Level 4):
⦁ Extremely powerful and destructive Paranormal-Beings. ⦁ Possesses powerful, potentially world-altering abilities. ⦁ Requires a highly specialized and heavily armed response team. ⦁ This may require the evacuation of the entire city.
Maximum Threat (Level 5):
⦁ Paranormal beings of unparalleled power and malevolence. ⦁ Capable of causing widespread destruction, chaos, or even extinction-level events. ⦁ Difficult to contain or neutralize. ⦁ Requires the highest level of government intervention. ⦁ Any city in its range must be evacuated if possible.
Unknown Threat (Level X):
⦁ Unidentified or poorly understood Paranormal-Beings. ⦁ Insufficient data to properly assess the threat level. ⦁ Intentions are not fully understood. ⦁ Requires thorough investigation and assessment to give accurate designation. ⦁ A precautionary approach must be taken until more information is gathered.
Erratic Threat (Level U):
⦁ Paranormal beings with unpredictable behaviors and abilities. ⦁ It isn't easy to assess or anticipate their actions. ⦁ Require ongoing monitoring and adaptive strategies.
Wild Threat (Level C):
⦁ Paranormal Beings that cannot be effectively contained or neutralized. ⦁ Pose an ongoing and unmanageable threat. ⦁ Extreme caution is required.
Evolving Threat (Level E):
⦁ Assigned to initially lower-level threats that show a significant escalation in offensive capabilities over time. ⦁ Unpredictable behavior and capabilities. ⦁ Requires additional monitoring, mobilization of resources, and development of new strategies. ⦁ Eliminating an escalating supernatural threat is determined by the nature of the threat itself, its rate of growth, available resources, and potential consequences.
Inactive Threat (Level I):
⦁ Beings that were previously considered threats but are currently dormant, incapacitated, or contained. ⦁ Require ongoing surveillance but are not an immediate concern. ⦁ All Sealed-Apparitions are automatically considered an Inactive Threat.
Paranormal-Expert ⫻ Due to her own experiences dabbling in the Paranormal and prowling her family's archives on all things magic, you can call her an expert. Britney's knowledge of the Paranormal is unmatched in the Coven and was instrumental in defeating the Stygian Snake. Her knowledge kept her around, despite them not liking her, and was the sole reason Auri recalled her.
Dancing ⫻ Britney was always a great dancer, from typical ballet to more risqué dances.
Gardener/Botony-Knowledge ⫻ Due to her abstraction, Britney knows a great deal about different plants and whatnot.
Modeling ⫻ Britney is a plus-sized model! This has made her great at striking a pose! It also gave her a keen fashion sense, confidence, problem-solving, adaptability, etc.
First-Aid ⫻ Britney learned First-Aid after the battle with the Stygian Snake to apply it to not just herself but to others in case another situation along those lines arises.
Leadership & Cunning ⫻ The girl is a natural-born leader and has a knack for picking the best decisions to make... at least, she believes so. The girl hides a cunning streak and will step on other people to get what she wants.
Appearance ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ "Enough about how tall I am...."
Britney has a bit of size to her body, mainly because she's so damn tall at six-three, a height that boys wish they had. Both her mom and dad were huge in height, and they said they were "big-boned," too, so they had a ton of mass on them. It's the first thing people notice about her, and it's not good because she's very insecure about her height. Unfortunately, that's just something that she lives with, but she loves it when people don't bring it up. The other aspect that makes her look big is her body shape; she has an oval shape primarily shaped by extra body fat that she can't shake off due to her genetics.
Britney has a bit of a gut, but it's not flappy or saggy at all, and she's happy she doesn't have a fupa at the very least. Britney. Puberty was tough for her, but she is very curvy. Inherited from her mother and father, her butt has always been big (the butt of many jokes, you may say), and she's chesty (at 44D) though they don't look that big because she's so damn tall. She is a woman. However, people think she is fat because of her body shape. While she is a bit heavier than other girls, she is far from morbidly obese.
Britney has a soothing and approachable aura about her, as she usually has a broad smile and rarely raises her voice. Britney is usually talkative and preppy but has a slight air of nobility about her - though she can sometimes sound condescending. If that confidence fades for whatever reason, something is very wrong. Britney is African-American, though she claims she has roots in the Dinka tribe, which is why she's so damn tall.
Psychology ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ "No more secrets, I promise."
MAIN GOAL ⫻ Britney truly wants to forgive herself and be forgiven by the old Coven for her actions. In the battle with the Stygian Snake, she did some... not so great things (such as forcing curses and Apparitions onto people so they could join the battle). Afterward, the entire Sycamore Tree Coven hated her and eventually voted her out. Thus, in the ten years since, Britney has been working on herself and wishes to be forgiven.
PHILOSOPHY ⫻ Britney Williams believes in the power of compassion as the keystone of her life. She sees compassion as a virtue and a driving force that dictates her actions, decisions, and interactions with the world. Britney recognizes that people make mistakes, including herself. She believes in forgiveness and second chances (as she so desperately needs herself), always seeking to understand the reasons behind actions and offering support to those who genuinely want to change. Britney understands that small acts of kindness can have a significant impact on the world and the lives of others. She makes it a daily practice to perform acts of kindness, whether helping a stranger in need, volunteering, or simply offering a listening ear to a friend in distress.
SECRETS ⫻ In the battle with the Stygian Snake, Britney held a lot of secrets... mainly that she had been purposely infecting people with Afflictions and Adjoining them with Apparitions to have more footsoldiers in the fight against it. However, after it came out, her reputation plummeted, and since then, Britney has dedicated herself to holding no more secrets.
SEXUALITY ⫻ Britney is pansexual, but she wants kids someday, so she leans a bit toward males. Other than that, Britney isn't all that picky, and she isn't above flirting with anybody.
FEARS ⫻ Britney, deep down, fears the world of magic and the Paranormal and that someday another threat along the lines of the Stygian Snake will arise. This time, they won't be able to stop it. Britney also fears herself because of a deep-rooted guilt in her previous actions.
REPUTATION IN OLD COVEN ⫻ Britney was... not very well liked. Originally, she was seen as instrumental in defeating the Stygian Snake, but after some revelations came to light about the lengths she went to defeat it... her reputation and relationship with the group plummeted. She was only kept around due to her knowledge of the magical, but even that was shaky. Shaky enough, she was voted out of the Coven a few months before their eventual collapse.
ROLE IN THE BATTLE AGAINST THE STYGIAN SNAKE ⫻ an essential part... as when Britney was brought in, the Coven had no clue of how to defeat the damn thing and were just throwing spells at it and hoping something worked. Britney told the Sycamore Tree Coven about the artifacts known as the Apparition Killer and the Bull's Ring. With Kari Wilson's help, they could travel to different universes and locate them. Britney was also secretly forcing people to join with Apparitions and cursing them to have more hands to battle the Stygian Snake - which was not well-received by the Coven when they found out.
FLAWS ⫻ While Britney is ultimately a well-meaning person, she has an issue with forcing her ideas of what is right and wrong onto other people (one could say it's a mild God-Complex). This means that Britney was willing to screw other people over to stop the Stygian Snake and justified it to herself by saying she was doing the right thing. Britney is ultimately helpful in doing whatever it takes to get the job done, but she cannot understand when she's infringing upon someone else's autonomy.
Backstory ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ "I... should have done more. At least to stop the Stygian Snake."
The Williams Family is a wealthy family that owned a lot of sway in the town of St. Portwell, as they hold plenty of businesses (primarily tourist attractions) that get plenty of foot traffic. They weren't millionaires, but they had amassed enough wealth to provide their daughter, Britney, with everything she needed. However, the Williams held a dark secret; they were Adepts who used their magic to bully their business rivals out and make people sell their businesses to them. Of course, Britney didn't learn about this until she was far older. Britney lived her early life as a loner despite her nature, as she was used to reaching out to people only to get used to her resources. Thus, she grew up keeping people at arm's length. Still, she kept herself company by digging into her family's archives... a massive library on the world of the Paranormal and learned about all sorts of different artifacts, Apparitions, and so forth. It was her hobby to dig into such a place, and it was her quiet place, as her family never bothered her.
This was between school, interacting with her few true friends, and dance class/ballet. As she grew up, she learned how to sort out the people who had no interest in her and kept her friend group small. However, when she entered high school, the Stygian-Snake's reign of terror began; Britney was spending time with some friends when one of them was enthralled by the being and forced to kill everyone else in the room - including Britney. When the girl came at Britney with a knife, she underwent her Kindling Event and activated her connection to the Red Lux... which was useless now. Britney managed to escape and immediately retreated to her family's library, where she found information on the Stygian Snake.
Britney saw herself as the only person who was capable of stopping the damned thing, so she completely locked herself off from everything (friends, school, etc.) and practiced casting spells. She discovered her affinity was towards plant life, so she kept at it and devised several plant-based spells. After deciding she was ready, she set out to battle the Stygian Snake... Britney knew that she was one girl, but she was going to do the best that she could. This led her to her friend Auri Auclair, who asked for Britney to be there under the Sycamore Tree when they formed. Making Britney one of the founding members, however, they weren't making any headway on the Apparition, and they were losing members one by one as if the thing was trying to dry them of all hope.
Britney took the role of "Magical Advisor" (and she was considered the defacto fourth in command) as she was the most magic-knowledgeable out of the Coven and told them everything she could find on the Stygian Snake and various artifacts such as the Apparition Killer and the Bull's Ring. She was a part of the brave group that ventured to the alternate universe to find both artifacts. However, Britney didn't have complete faith in their odds, even with powerful artifacts such as the Bull's Ring, so she did a little something... that was finding Apparitions and binding them to people without their consent, and even afflicting people with curses. She would "find" these people and rope them into the Sycamore Tree Coven, and one of them was "Queen Bitch" Emily G.Reed (in Britney's defense; nobody liked her, and it would make the world a better place if she died).
On the eclipse day, Britney helped defeat the Stygian Snake by binding the bastard in vines while Ashley put the finishing blow on the bastard. However, Britney overexerted herself and passed out; thus, she was not there when the Stygian Snake was sealed into the tree. Britney had her memory of the tree wiped and joined the Coven in their adventures, who would go on to do great things...
... and those "great things" were fighting over every little tiny thing, slinging shade at each other, and overall being useless. Worst of all, Britney's little "recruitment drive" came to light, and the Coven vilified her due to her awful actions. She became the group's punching bag because of her actions and was nearly kicked if it wasn't for the fact that she was so valuable. Emily G.Reed was the least happy about it and constantly antagonized Britney and the more generous members of the Coven. Britney hung in there because she cared about her friends and knew they would get themselves killed without her. However, she was ultimately voted out for the good of the group and accepted it. They completely dissolved a few months later, and everyone went their separate ways.
Britney moved on with her life, only maintaining contact with Auri as she knew that Britney had regretted her actions. She went to college, wanting to build a life without living in her family's shadow - but she wasn't sure what she wanted to do with her life. Eventually, Auri suggested that she could become a model, and Britney thought it was daunting (she was huge and didn't have that model built). However, Auri motivated her to go ahead with it, and she made a portfolio, found an agent, and became a plus-sized model! She appeared in food, appliances, and clothing advertisements for various companies around St. Portwell. However, she kept her ear to the ground to the events of the supernatural scene around St. Portwell, learning that Emily formed her own Coven, the extradimensional intrusion, etc. Britney had zero interest or agency in participating in it, so she kept to herself but knew the next threat was just around the corner...
However, Britney learned of the string of murders happening to the previous members of the Coven, and Auri put out the call to her - telling her that she was getting the gang back together. Britney was unsure of how the reception to her return would be, but she didn't want to see anyone else get killed.
Britney hesitantly accepted and attended their first meeting at Auri's flower shop...
Abstraction ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ "I can give you life."
TYPE ⫻ Adept.
ABSTRACTION ⫻Red Lux. Britney's channeler is her silver heart necklace.
ABSTRACTION DESCRIPTION ⫻ Britney is a Red Adept that has a primary Affinity towards plant life, but she has discovered an affinity towards Soil and Light.
Floramancy ⫻ Britney has an inherent connection to botany and can manipulate it in a variety of different ways. This is technically a combination of several spells (such as telekinetically controlling plants, causing growth, etc.) that she has practiced over the years. The primary part of this Spell is that Britney can create plant life on any surface in a thirty-meter radius around her. She can build any plant in the real world, from fruit to wood, limited only by her plant knowledge. She cannot make a tree appear, as the girl needs time to spawn plant life, but, given a few hours, she can create a skyscraper sized tree... and immediately fall into a coma afterward. She can make weapons, barriers, and appendages, and her favorite technique is creating lengthy vines with bladed tips like a spear. On touch, Britney can cause explosive plant growth - at the cost of expending a lot more of her energy. She can revive/repair plants, alter the biology of plants (transform one plant to another), and find it easier to grow plant life from already living plants. Using a telekinetic ability, Britney can influence the growth and direction of these plants to use them to attack people, grab things, and so on. It's also a direct telekinetic ability as she can cause plants to float out of the ground and move them however she desires.
Edafosmancy ⫻ Another spell that Britney has developed, and not exactly one that she's not that proficient in. Edafsomancy is the telekinetic manipulation of soil in an eight-meter radius around Britney and acts as an extension to her Floramancy spell. It's pretty simple; she can shape soil into whatever she can imagine, limited only by the amount of soil within her radius. She can use it as a direct weapon to make barriers, and Britney has learned how to ride on a wave of soil.
Light-Beam Emission ⫻ Not precisely the ability to shoot a death ray out of her hands... but more of an ability to create a very powerful flood-light out of her hands. She can make a very bright emission of light that she can control the intensity of from flashlight to damn near blinding.
LIMITS ⫻ Britney's Floramancy is limited by range and time; she has a far easier time manipulating existing plants as opposed to creating new plant life. If she wants the plants to survive, they have to be in an area where they can logically stay - so if she makes vines on concrete, they're going to die fast, or if she creates something that lives in a different biome than St. Portwell... it won't last long. Creating plants on non-soil-life also takes far more effort and time than it would on dirt. For her Floramancy and Edafosmancy, she has to be touching the ground (she can't, for example, be on a fire escape trying to manipulate a tree beneath her). Britney's Light Beams cannot be used with a different spell; the brighter she wants to make the light, the more stamina will be consumed.
WEAKNESSES ⫻ For Britney to use her Floramancy, her primary Spell, she needs to donate a bit of her life force to power it. The more she uses the Spell, the physically weaker she'll become, the paler her skin will get, the more sluggish, the hungrier, and she can even kill herself if she pushes herself too far. Other than that, her plants are as vulnerable to poison, fire, and ice as other plants. For Britney to use her Edafosmancy, she must be immobile (surfing on dirt doesn't count as she's using the dirt to move), which can leave her vulnerable. Britney also has no special protection from her light beams so that they can sear her eyes and the enemy.
Other ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ "Peace."
Britney likes to be nude when she's alone by herself.
"With all this power, what good is it if we can't protect the people we care about?"
_______________________________________________ Drake Dean Blackmore
He/Him | 26 | British/Japanese. | 5'11ft | 197lb _______________________________________________ Integrity. _______________________________________________ Skills & Talents "I couldn't save Jade, so what good am I?" ___________________________________
Basketball ⫻ Growing up, Drake was the star of his basketball team... at least when he played it. He played a ton of Basketball, officially for his school or just on the streets, and he was pretty good at it. He often practices shots to relieve stress, but even he realizes he's out of his element.
Fist-Fighting ⫻ Drake was always a trouble-starting shithead, and fights were pretty easy to come across in his hometown. He's a pretty good scrapper, even without martial arts training.
Social-Butterfly ⫻ Drake's pretty good when it comes to people; he's grown up his entire life being at the forefront of his family and getting to know a variety of different people. He knows how to deal with people and knows that a lot of problems can be solved by being a listening ear.
Firearms ⫻ Drake likes guns... he's a mean shot with a pistol, and don't ask me what he can do with a carbine.
Appearance ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ "Ladies, off the market indefinitely."
Drake carries a youthful and energetic aura around him; almost as if he is still a teenager, he still has the same energy. He's ready for anything exciting to go down, and his movements are quick and spastic; he can't seem to hold down all of that energy within him. However, he kind of acts like a model (a very goofy ahh) model as he's prone to making melodramatic poses, almost as if someone is taking a picture of him. It's weird. Though he has a great, well-shaped body from years of athleticismsm and bodybuilding, he will gladly remove his shirt and flex if you ask.
He's exceptionally well-built, and his body has complemented his body shape well, though I will say his legs are the most defined because Drake was a runner before anything else. And he has a great ass, and his weiner is eight inches long. He is around the average height of a Caucasian male. Speaking of Caucasian, Drake is British and Japanese, but you wouldn't be able to tell given that he looks one hundred percent white other than the fact that his eyes are slanted. His skin is coated with various scars because he is a rough player when playing sports. His elbows are shit because he fell on them a lot, his knees are covered in nasty scabs, and his knuckles are scarred and bruised from fist fighting. His teeth are also very shitty because he's missing a few, and he should have gone to the dentist more. Regardless, the Blackmore Family has excellent genes.
Drake Blackmore, here is a connoisseur of jackets! His favorite hobby is finding a cool ass jacket and flaunting it, his favorite being leather jackets. He dresses pretty simply, wearing jeans or shorts and a T-shirt with a jacket. He doesn't do the whole accessory thing except for sunglasses and his gloves... though Drake wears a wedding on his right hand and a silver ring that says ADAM on his index finger.
Psychology ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ "I'll do anything to get my hands on that bastard Wolf Father, or whatever the fuck he calls himself! He's dead."
MAIN GOAL ⫻ Drake's primary goal in life was to find himself a purpose... as he spent his life running around, living it up, and now is wondering if that's how his legacy is going to be. He did not want to end up as nothing more than a party boy, so he decided to build something new with his wife, Jade, and continue the Blackmore legacy. However, now that Jade was murdered by Father Wolf, his new goal is to put the bastard six feet under, regardless of the costs.
PHILOSOPHY ⫻ Drake believes that everyone needs to have a purpose in life and to strive for something - except Drake doesn't know what his purpose is. Drake also has a personal creed to help people and positively impact the world, even if it is at the cost of himself. He tries to work towards improving society and protecting innocents who couldn't otherwise protect themselves. This is not rooted in Drake's arrogance but a genuine desire to help people. So, yeah, Drake has a little bit of a hero complex.
SECRETS ⫻ Drake keeps his trauma and grief a secret and pushes on as if it doesn't exist - he knows he cannot be vulnerable as people are relying on him. So he puts on a veneer of a happy-go-lucky bruiser when, in actuality, he's about to fall apart. Drake also keeps the fact that he was a vigilante who prowled the streets of St. Portwell for hostile Paranormal beings a secret.
SEXUALITY ⫻ Drake is as straight as an arrow, baby! Though, Drake hasn't been feeling all that sexual in the face of the death of his wife, Jade.
FEARS ⫻ Drake's little hero complex makes him deeply afraid of being unable to save someone - and he has failed to keep someone in the past during the battle with the Stygian Snake. He carries the weight of responsibility, and the fear of failure haunts him. Most importantly of all, Drake sincerely fears losing another member of the Blackmores.
REPUTATION IN OLD COVEN ⫻ Drake was seen favorably... in terms of his character. You see, during the fight with the Stygian Snake, Drake had made a lot of bad decisions that required him to be bailed out. Some members saw him as nothing more than an impulsive meathead, a liability, and he was in danger of being kicked out a few times. While others looked up to his bravery, moral character, and desire to help whenever he could. However, after the Stygian Snake's defeat, Drake left shortly after as he did not like the direction the Sycamore Tree Coven was going. He only accepted Auri's call because he wanted to put that bastard Father Wolf in a box after he killed his wife.
ROLE IN THE BATTLE AGAINST THE STYGIAN SNAKE ⫻ Both a boon and a burden, Drake has participated in the many battles against the Stygian Snake using his Red-Lux spells. He is a powerhouse with his lightning spells but has made many reckless decisions... such as, after the death of his father Adam, going to face the Stygian Snake by himself and nearly getting killed. The Coven had to band together to bail him out of this mess, and several other times, Drake made a rash decision, and it blew up in his face. Fortunately, he survived - Unfortunately, it led to a good chunk of the group utterly despising him.
FLAWS ⫻ Now, Drake is a very headstrong and overly confident man; if there's something that Drake has set his mind to, it's very hard to talk him out of it. This has gotten him into deep trouble in the battle against the Stygian Snake, and nearly killed him a few times. Drake is also not good with authority and usually ends up just doing things his way - which has caused a lot of friction in the Old Coven. Drake has gotten better, but old habits die hard, and they're deeply engrained into his personality. Drake refuses to open up and ask for help, and will, even if it kills him, handle things on his own - and keeps his emotions bottled up whenever possible. Now, Drake has a deep-rooted hero complex, and that is one thing that's not going to change; he just has to be the one to save the day. He'll jump to help and protect people with his magic, even when it's detrimental to himself. There's just a certain excitement to him going out and fighting "evil."
Backstory ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ "First, my dad... I must learn to live without Jade."
Drake comes from the Blackmore lineage, a family of Adepts that go back to the Middle Ages and was one of the few families blessed by the Bull. Drake's father, Adam, was a second-generation immigrant from Britain who moved to the United States of America in hopes of finding a better life. He ended up in St. Portwell, where he met his future wife, Lisa Takahashi, and they had four kids: Victoria, Drake, Amanda, and Charles. Adam worked for the big businesses, had an excellent six-figure job, and guaranteed the Blackmore siblings the happiest life he could! Drake, however, was the most athletic and outgoing out of the Blackmore siblings, with his little sister Amanda being second. However, Drake was a nerd for medieval literature, even the corny stories where the knight goes to save the princess! He wanted to be a modern-day knight by upholding the ideals of kindness, gentlemanliness, and honor! Though Drake was a beast in whatever sport he played, he was inclined to Basketball! He tells people he was the star player on his school's basketball team, which led to his Kindling Event after winning the championship! It was spooky, and he talked to his father, Adam, who told him that Drake was the last of the siblings to gain an Abstraction.
Adam mentored his children, taking them out into the woods during the weekends to train them in their abstractions, and found that Drake had an affinity towards electricity and lightning! Naturally, Drake made spells where he could create semi-solid swords, axes, and other weapons made out of electricity. It was badass! Drake felt like he was finally becoming a knight... and his fantasies were about to take a very serious turn when a "dragon" came to St. Portwell. That "dragon" being the Stygian Snake, and Drake's first encounter with it was when Amanda desperately called Drake, saying that a group of monsters was attacking her and her friends. Drake quickly grabbed Victoria and Charles, and the three went to Amanda's friend's house.
Despite having magic, they were quickly overwhelmed by the horde of Abominable and Apparitions... until Adam stepped in and incinerated the monsters with a barrage of spells. However, the Stygian Snake had shown up, and Adam was forced to retreat with his children despite being a high-level Adept. Drake decided that he would defeat the Stygian Snake, and this was his journey! Drake ventured out at night and battled the Stygian Snake's minions - eventually getting caught by his older sister, Victoria, who had a better idea. Victoria had learned that a group of Paranormal teenagers, led by her friends Ashley, Daisy, and Auri, was forming to battle the Stygian Snake, and the Blackmore siblings couldn't resist but join the battle.
The Blackmores were under that very sycamore tree when the Coven had formed their pact, and they were some of the founding members of the Sycamore Tree Coven. They participated in battle after battle with the Stygian Snake, to no progress, and the being was getting even stronger. The Coven split up into several "battle parties" to go out and battle the Stygian Snake's minions, and usually, the Blackmores were together (with Drake calling them the "Blackmore Party"). One night, the Blackmore Party went out, and the Stygian Snake was sighted chasing a girl named Jade West, whom Drake had known from his class. The others thought she was a goner, but Drake went out and distracted the Stygian Snake long enough for Jade to get away. This caused the Apparition to turn its attention onto Drake and required him to be saved by the rest of the Coven.
Afterward, Drake found Jade, and the Coven patched up her injuries. he then told her about the Coven, and she asked to join - only on the condition she worked alongside Drake exclusively in this "Blackmore Party." A girl named Britney Williams told them about a few artifacts... and Drake went fuck that. He didn't believe that the artifacts existed and that it was a waste of time to search for them - in addition to not trusting the All-Verse. He was a part of the group that stayed beyond to keep the Stygian Snake's minions in check - but Victoria went with the group to find the Apparition Killer and Bull's ring. She told Drake not to do anything stupid and assured her everything would be okay.
However, dimensions moved at different times, and Victoria was gone for a couple of days... one night, the Stygian Snake attacked the Blackmore household and specifically targeted Adam. Drake was out with the Blackmore Party (minus one) and didn't even realize it was at the Blackmore household until he saw it in the sky. They rushed back, and they found Adam dying in the front yard when they returned. Drake and the Blackmores rushed to save their father, but he died from his injuries before they could do anything. This devestated the Blackmores, and they were frozen in shock - However, this made Drake mad. He rushed after the Stygian Snake, even after people begged him not to go, to finish the bastard once and for all...
... and got thoroughly trounced.
Drake was almost dead when the entire Coven, including the members on the expedition to the other universes, returned. A massive battle ensued in which members of the Coven were lost, but Drake was saved, and Jade had patched up his injuries. Though, the Sycamore Tree Coven were really pissed off at him for what he did. However, with the day of the eclipse the next day, they had little time to reprimand Drake and rushed to battle the Stygian Snake, which Ashley stabbed with the Apparition Killer while Drake pounded it with lightning. After the Snake had slithered to the tree they formed under, they completed the ritual and sealed the Apparition in the Sycamore Tree, freeing the world from its menace. Afterward, Drake agreed to have his memories wiped off its location and became a part of the Coven.
Many arguments and insults were thrown around, and Drake expected the Coven to go after other Apparitions. Instead, they floundered around while other bad guys were pooling into the city of St. Portwell to replace the Stygian Snake. From how Drake saw it, it was only a matter of time before another Apparition like the Snake reared its head, and the Coven should prepare for it. Not just that, but Drake had a problem with Britney Willaims forcing Apparitions and curses onto people and Daisy dragging a ten-year-old to fight a world-ending problem. So... Drake left the Coven reasonably early on and didn't as much as shed a tear when he found out that it had collapsed.
Jade left alongside Drake and confessed that she had feelings for Drake, and the two began dating shortly after. Drake was still grieving the loss of his father, and Jade was there to help him while he was unsure of what to do with his life. Drake didn't want to go to college, so he became a police officer for the St. Portwell Police Department because it was his way to make a difference and keep the community safe. However, Drake knew that the monsters were in his backyard and quickly put together a makeshift costume, so on his days off, he would go out at night and patrol the streets for hostile Paranormal beings. He was battling them with his abstraction and sealing Apparitions and throwing them into the ocean where they couldn't bother anyone else. It was a delicate process balancing his job as a police officer, his relationship with Jade, and battling the malicious Paranormal.
What made things complicated was that Drake got on one knee, and Jade said yes.
The two got married the following year, and Jade found out about his vigilanteism... and told him that it wasn't healthy and to stop before he got in over his head. Drake agreed to the sanctity of the marriage, and he took on a second job as an armed guard to build up money for their dreams. Jade wanted to travel, and Drake would take her to all the places she wanted! They planned a trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras, and they enjoyed themselves... until the very end of the trip, when Jade didn't feel well and went back to their room to rest, insisting that Drake "drinks for the two of them." He stumbled back to their hotel room, drunk as they get... to find a pool of blood underneath the bathroom door. Frantic, Drake threw the door open and saw that Jade had been brutally stabbed. He clutched his wife in his arms as he screamed.
This was the worst day of his life.
Drake became reclusive, taking some time off work to get himself together. However, this was when he went out more than before, going out and battling hostile Paranormal beings, being more determined and brutal than before. It wasn't long until Auri reached out to him, and he was fully set on declining it until Auri said that Jade's killer had a name...
Abstraction ▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔ "I'll fry Father Wolf alive."
TYPE ⫻ Adept.
ABSTRACTION ⫻Red & Purple Lux. Channeler: Adam's memorial and wedding rings.
ABSTRACTION DESCRIPTION ⫻ Drake learned that he, at a young age, had an affinity towards lightning from his father, Adam. Naturally a nerd for medieval weaponry, he found a way to shape lightning into weaponry. He doesn't realize it yet, but he also has an affinity towards ice, fire, and ash. However, Drake isn't exactly the kind of person who branches out. He sticks to the same old routines.
Lightning-Arsenal ⫻ Drake's primary spell that he has fine-tuned and tweaked over an entire lifetime. The basis of this spell is that Drake can create semi-solid weapons made out of lightning, and he can create various weapons such as longswords, spears, axes, lances, shields, etc. If there's a weapon, he can make it, and whenever Drake strikes an enemy with it, they're bound to get not just a nasty cut but also electrocuted.
Lightning-Spear ⫻ Drake can summon a spear made out of pure lightning that he can toss (won't go the same speeds of lightning but he can control its speed). Upon contact, it'll deliver a nasty shock.
Lightning-Strike ⫻ Drake can focus for a moment and summon a bolt of lightning from his bare hands that'll leave his enemies wishing that they had stayed in bed. It takes a few moments for him to charge up this spell, but if he charges for extra long, he can make it far more devastating - strong enough to make even the most durable Paranormal Beings stagger.
Lightning-Aura ⫻ Drake can surround himself with an aura of electricity that'd shock anyone who gets too close to him. He can focus this aura into one limb to deliver a lightning-infused punch, kick, or even charge an electronic device.
Electro-Magnetic Barrier ⫻ A particular spell that Drake has made in response to occasionally being shot at. He puts his hands together and stretches them outwards to create a flat, square barrier that will shock anyone touching it. Its primary property is that anything metal that touches it will get stuck until he drops the barrier. Anything else will pass through the barrier (while being burned/shocked).
Flight ⫻ Drake learned how to fly from his roots as a purple Adept. It's pretty simple: Drake can fly around Superman-style, hover in place, or float. This seems rooted in his lightning roots, as he'll create a trail of lightning as he flies.
LIMITS ⫻ When Drake taps into his lightning-arsenal, he can only create one weapon at a time. So if he summons a sword and wants a shield, he'll have to put it away, and it takes a few moments for Drake to create a weapon (as well as despawn a weapon). The weapons are fragile and can be broken after a few hits - but anything touching a weapon made out of electricity is very foolish. For Drake to use the Lightning Spear, he cannot use any of his other spells (except for Flight) and needs a second to charge it up.
Lightning-Strike requires complete focus, and he cannot use any of his other spells except for Flight, which requires a few moments to charge up. For him to use its full power, Drake needs around a couple of minutes. The Lightning-Aura can be used while he's using his other spells, but it drains his stamina very quickly, so he cannot abuse it, and it has a concise range. The Electro-Magnetic Barrier can be placed down and will remain there for a couple of minutes before it dissipates, but he cannot move it, so he has to destroy it and make another. Drake can fly no faster than he can run; otherwise, it has no limits, and he can use any of his spells while flying!
WEAKNESSES ⫻ Water is a significant weakness for his abstraction; if he's wet, it'll disrupt the usage of his abstraction. Drake could fry himself if he isn't careful, and Water will interfere with the direction and level of control he has over his abstraction (thus making it even harer to throw lightning around). If his weapons get drenched in Water, they'll be destroyed, and he'll have to remake them. Also, his electricity is bright, and he needs to wear sunglasses, or it'll make it hard for him to see, or worse, damage his vision. Drake isn't immune to the side-effects of shooting lightning out of his fingertips - it'll be bright as hell, loud, and throw him off his balance. Drake has no secondary abilities that would make flying more tolerable, so he'll still be getting hit by winds and bugs, and his balance won't be that great.
"...WHO THE FUCK TOOK MY CIGARETTES?!?!?!"
Drake Blackmore, one of my oldest characters, converted to Recollections. He was a joy to rewrite, and I'm hoping he'll still be fun to play as he was... like over ten years ago. lol
"The ends do not justify the means because they're shaped and defined by them." _______________________________________________
Drake and Britney did not do much interacting during the battle with the Stygian Snake. That mainly was left up to his older sister Victoria; however, once it came out just what Britney was doing to people to rope them into the fight... Drake's opinion of her took a nose dive, and she was one of the main reasons he left the old Coven. Since then, Drake has not heard from Britney as the other Blackmores also cut Britney off.
"Just because we have magic, does not mean we can go around bullying people." _______________________________________________
Drake and Alizée were incredibly close during the fight against the Stygian Snake, with Alizée being an honorary member of the "Blackmore Party." The two fought valiantly, and Drake saw Alizée as his little sister, which hurt when Drake and the others discovered that Alizée was going out at night and hurting people. During his brief time in the old Coven, Drake gave Alizée nothing but the cold shoulder, and the fact she wasn't kicked out was one of the other reasons why Drake left. He had no idea Alizée and Ashley fought, or she was kicked out. Since then, Drake has been hoping to run into her while doing his vigilante work and put an end to her.
"Surprised she came." _______________________________________________
Drake and Eksa did not interact a whole lot in the old Coven. To Drake, Eksa was just another person under that Sycamore Tree. However, during the final battle against the Stygian Snake, Drake was the one who pulled Eksa out of that burning building and gave Jade a chance to save her. Afterward, Eksa ghosted the entire Coven, and Drake didn't blame her - the old Coven was a shitshow.
"Firecracker hated Victoria. And I hated Jinhai." _______________________________________________
Drake and Linqian got along reasonably well, with their firey personalities and abstractions synergizing well. However, it was ironic given that Drake despised her older brother, and Linqian despised his older sister. Despite that, the two kept in touch, and Drake was saddened to hear that she also lost someone to Father Wolf.
"He's still dealing with that Apparition?" _______________________________________________
Drake and Luca didn't have much of a relationship of note. Luca joined the Coven towards the end of the battle with the Stygian Snake, and Drake left shortly after. However, he was one of Britney's victims, and thus, Drake feels some guilt for not pushing for the Coven to help him. He is saddened to hear that, even after ten years, Luca still has the Apparition adjoined to him. Drake will stop at nothing until Luca gets help.
"I miss the hours Jade used to spend on the phone with her talking about nothing..." _______________________________________________
Drake and Sloane have a bit of an odd relationship. Given Sloane's attitude, she would be just another member of the old Coven Drake would have hated. However, the two have a professional partnership, given that Sloane and Drake have a similar mindset of protecting St. Portwell from supernatural forces. has been marking dangerous Paranormals for Drake to defeat, and Jade saved Sloane's life after she distracted the Stygian Snake. The two have been ridiculously close until Jade's death.
"She looks different. I don't know how she will back up her big words." _______________________________________________
Drake and Tayla didn't exactly get along too well, given that she was one of the most scathing critics of Drake's reckless stunts. Drake didn't care; he thought she was nothing but a square... but he felt sorry for her once her boyfriend, James, was killed distracting the Stygian Snake. Afterward, she disappeared, but Drake heard that she had fallen into hard drugs. There's that fleeting thought to try and patch things up with Tayla.
"Abominable or not, he's one of us." _______________________________________________
Drake and Finn's relationship has been mixed... Drake was one of the frontline members, alongside the other Blackmores, who would openly defend Finn whenever the others picked on him. To the point where Drake threw hands with some of the other members and chided their brave leaders, Ashley and Daisy, in front of the entire Coven. However, Finn didn't keep a secret that he thought Drake was reckless, and Drake justified it by saying he was braver than others. However, after the Coven, he lost touch with Finn but is excited to see him again.
"More things change, the more they stay the same..." _______________________________________________
In the old Coven, Drake, and Greyson did not like each other. The two were the classic example of when egos collide, which has led to them being openly antagonistic towards each other. The old Coven probably vividly remembers that they got into a fistfight with each other that was cheered on by some before it was broken up. Drake was probably the most openly antagonistic towards Greyson and called to have him removed due to his shady roots. After the Stygian Snake was defeated, Drake only heard secondhand about Greyson from Victoria and the others. He is thrilled to have to deal with Greyson again.
"Of all the people to come back...." _______________________________________________
Drake's feelings about Kali were probably a highlight of his recklessness and "shoot first, ask questions later" philosophy. From the start, Drake was heavily suspicious of Kali from a mixture of watching too many movies, and, honestly, the guy was a bit shady. In Drake's eyes, Kali was that sleeper agent that the Stygian Snake planted in the Coven to betray the group in their darkest hour. Drake kept on top of Kali whenever possible and took jabs at the guy - which Kali held his own, taking jabs at Drake whenever possible. However, Drake was the first to admit that the guy could fight... but after the battle with the Stygian Snake, Drake noted that there was something different about the guy. He disappeared, and Drake thought that someone else took him out.
Drake and Simone didn't precisely interact much other than fighting alongside each other a few times. Drake always found her hot but didn't act on it because he was more concerned with the Stygian Snake.
"Last I heard, he was on his adventure." _______________________________________________
Drake and Jack did not like each other... with Drake finding his edgy shtick to be utterly intolerable. Drake made fun of Jack (but was not hostile towards him) whenever he could. Making fun of Jack was a coping mechanism for Drake being around someone edgy. However, Drake can't help but respect how Jack went out and toured the All-Verse.
Britney and Drake did not interact much, as Britney primarily dealt with the older members of the old Coven, such as his sister and the leadership. However, Britney demanded that the Coven keep an eye on Drake to ensure he didn't do anything stupid again... and lo and behold, the day of the eclipse, he got emotional and tried to fight the Stygian Snake by himself. However, it was very scathing when the shoe was on the other foot, and regretted how dismissive she acted towards Drake.
"The Coven should have helped her, not pushed her away." _______________________________________________
Britney and Alizée initially did not interact much during the battle with the Stygian Snake. However, that changed after the dust had settled and the many sins the group committed in the shadows came to light. Britney, out of guilt for her actions and a desire to take some heat off herself, defended Alizée whenever she could. She stopped the other members from picking on her, pushing the leadership to help Alizée. There was a suspicion that the Void Light had abscised Alizée, pushing her to night stalk. When Alizée had her climactic fight with Ashley, Britney was the one who tried to convince Ashley not to kick Alizée out, but when that failed, the two kept in touch. They became very close friends, and Alizée occasionally gets an invitation to any fashion show that Britney is a part of.
"I'm glad she's still alive." _______________________________________________
Britney did not have much interaction with Eksa, but the two shared similar philosophies, so they got along well. However, Britney felt bad for Eksa when she was nearly killed by the Stygian Snake and wished she could have done more to help. However, Eksa returned to Scotland and ghosted the Coven, so she likely has little idea about what Britney did.
"The firecracker hasn't changed much." _______________________________________________
Again, Britney didn't deal with Linqian much, as the latter was more of a footsoldier and the former was an advisor. However, Britney had worked closer with her older brother, Jinhai, and thought highly of the guy - despite his refusal to fight on the frontlines against the Snake. Other than that, Britney doesn't feel one way or the other about Linqian.
"One of my greatest mistakes..." _______________________________________________
Britney was the catalyst to ruining Luca's life... as he was one of the victims that she forced an Apparition, known as The Rot, to adjoin to. At the time, Britney was only thinking about defeating the Stygian Snake, which would have killed all of them if not stopped. After it was stopped, Britney was forced to come clean and admitted to adjoining The Rot to Luca to have more footsoldiers in the fight against the Stygian Snake. Since then, the relationship has not been good, and Britney did everything she could to help Luca... which ended with Britney getting kicked out. Britney tried to reach out but was blocked on everything so she could only move on and hope that Luca found help.
"My biggest critic..." _______________________________________________
Initally, the two got along well and were considered to be friends, given that they had similar philosophies for dealing with magic. Sloane was essential for defeating the Stygian Snake by distracting it, allowing Ashley to get the killing blow on it and seal it away. However, after the reveal that Britney was responsible for adjoining Luca and Emily and cursing Vashti, their relationship became nosedive. Despite her best attempts, Sloane was not having it and was openly voting to remove Britney from the Coven - which came true one day.
"I'm glad she's still around." _______________________________________________
Britney and Tayla honestly didn't interact at all during their time in the old Coven. Britney watched as James was killed by the Stygian Snake and tried to comfort Tayla. However, Tayla didn't want any of it and disappeared, and Britney respected her wishes and did not reach out.
"Finn needs to realize that, Abominable or not, he's more human than most humans I've met." _______________________________________________
While not as fevered about it as Drake, Britney also protected Finn from getting mocked by the other members of the Coven. It reached a point where Britney would not help find any new artifacts unless Ashley apologized to him. Though he got distant from Britney after the reveal, Britney did not attempt to fix things before he left the Coven.
"I pegged him with a cactus once." _______________________________________________
Britney and Edict have a... complicated past. During the war against the Stygian Snake, their relationship was kept strictly professional, and Britney could not fault how he got them funding. However, things took a turn after the Stygian Snake's defeat, as he was the only member to take her side during the thing. Britney appreciated him for it, and this appreciation transformed into affection. She kept in contact with him after he was booted from the Coven, and after she was voted out, Britney and Greyson formed a relationship. Britney was happy for a time, but the red flags started popping up, and Britney realized that she was being manipulated and used for her Floramancy. It ended with a nasty breakup, and the encounter hurt Britney.
"He's an oddity among oddities!" _______________________________________________
To say the least, Kali was very fascinating to Britney, and his strange ways prompted her to keep his eyes on him. The reason for this? A genuine interest in the guy, and to ensure that he was not abscised that he was trying to spy on the Coven. Britney was friendly towards him and got kindness in return - which Britney loved. However, some... things unnerved her about him and forced her to pull back. During the battle with the Stygian Snake, Kali came out strange, and Britney noted something off about him. Before she could get to the bottom of it, Kali vanished like many other members after the Stygian Snake was defeated.
"I can't blame her for how she feels." _______________________________________________
Britney and Simone were friends in the old Coven, and the two were amicable towards each other. Britney couldn't help but admit that she found Simone attractive and would like to explore something; however, after the Stygian Snake was defeated, Britney noticed that her entire demeanor towards her had changed completely. Britney had no choice but to pull back and the two have been distant towards each other since then.
"... Did he fucking enter the Void?" _______________________________________________
Britney and Jack worked together a lot in the old Coven, and she was sort of a "magical mentor" towards Jack. Whenever there was a lull in activity, Jack came to Britney to learn about what she knew about the secret world of magic. To say the least, Britney LOVED this and would infodump Jack about magic for hours, and she was the one that told him about the greater All-Verse, the Pit, and the Void. She was there when he left on his adventure... however, since she didn't hear back from him, she assumed he was killed.
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