Ashton wields a High-Caliber Sniper Scythe known as the "Angel's Crescent" It is a custom weapon designed and created by Ashton himself. Featuring a blessed, crescent blade, the weapon is a powerful and heavy weapon at close ranges while retaining effectiveness at medium and longer ranges with its ability to act as a rifle. Though incredibly heavy to wield, Ashton has grown accustomed to using the weapon, passively channeling his magic ability so that he may carry the weapon with both grace and ease.
Special Abilities / Fighting Style:
Ashton's fighting ability generally revolves around the use of the Angel's Crescent. Being a versatile fighter, the boy will frequently engage from range using his rifle before closing in for the kill. Though Ashton does not have any specific magic abilities, his skill with the Angel's Crescent has proven to more than make up for this deficiency. A master of the Scythe, Ashton is incredibly proficient in the use of the Blade Waltz, a weapon style used specifically by Scythe users which includes a graceful flurry of blows to strike out at several targets at once with superhuman speeds.
Ashton is rather cocky when he is compared to the other Guardians. While this cockiness is partially deserved due to his amazing combat abilities, it doesn't help him make any friends out of other Guardians. Ashton has displayed that he is rather cold, hard to get along with, and as such, finds himself working alone more often than working in the pairs that Guardians are well known for. Ashton realizes that he's one of the best that the Guardians have to offer, and makes sure people are willing to accept that. The boy will never take "no" for an answer, and will find himself thrown into rather sticky situations more often than not. Headstrong and independent, Ashton would rather resort to weapons than words.
Not much is known about Ashton'ss past, due to his soloist nature, his peers feel that there is a mysterious veil of missing history about him. Nobody exactly remembers where he came from, but everybody knows that once he did arrive, his names were on all of the Guardian's lips. Ashton was able to stand his ground against the most powerful of Guardians, rising through the ranks until he found himself among the organization's Paladins, a title given to only the most powerful of Guardians. Although considered cold by his peers, most are willing to recognize that he is one of the best.
Name: Audrey Calloway
Special Abilities / Fighting Style:
Power of Probability - Audrey can bend the outcome of things through chance. When things seem dismal she gets an unexpected stroke of luck that tips the scales in her favor. However, what goes up must come down. Audrey's emotions affect the outcome, negative emotions would bring bad luck while positive emotions would bring the desired results. This power is usually triggered by a burst of emotion thought sometimes she manages to call upon it by sheer willpower.
Clairvoyance - Sometimes the fates decide to help their little fool. They send her visions of the future. Cryptic and vague, but true. Everything comes with a price, and the fates don't give things for free. In exchange for knowledge is pain. Beginning with a light sting, but increasing as the vision gets clearer. Equivalent exchange.
Energy Burst - By harnessing energy around her Audrey manages to create a small burst of energy that would enable her to push away foes. Its power is minimal, but it has the potential to grow with her and eventually become something useful and powerful. It has low range and can hit enemies up to five feet away.
Once upon a time Audrey was childish and naïve. The sort of girl who crouched down to watch kittens with her head tilted to the side and goofy grin on her face. She was polite, smart and always willing to help, a model child, but beneath all the laughter was a lonely child whose best friend was an imaginary cat. She was a porcelain jar that was lovely up front, but concealed a myriad of cracks. Waiting for something to send her over the edge so it could go - crack.
And one day she was shoved over the edge. All the loneliness and pent up whys and what ifs consumed her. She got fed up with being the nice and perfect daughter because what did it matter when her parents were never home anyways? Reluctantly she grew distant and her optimism and idealism slowly turned into cynicism and apathy. The once empathetic and insatiably curious Audrey would no longer hop up at the idea of meeting someone new, even the idea of trailing after kittens no longer lit the spark in her usually vivid green eyes. Instead Audrey would silently rebel by avoiding human interaction and locking herself in her room with her books. She was still polite, kind and level-headed but gone were the days of dorky smiles and chasing kittens in the rain.
The once enthusiastic child eventually grew up to be calm, collected, level-headed and distant; sure, she would still smile and speak whenever people spoke with her but it always felt a little empty and detached. She doesn't mind as much as she used to, but the girl is still rather lonely and as a result sneaks out from time to time to meet up with friends at the park or city. She values the friends she does have very highly and can be quite protective of them. Audrey may not be the most affectionate person but as one spends time with her they see more bits and pieces of her personality from a time not too long ago. She delves back into her former self and young Audrey resurfaces bringing up her affectionate side and buried emotions which sometimes lead her to becoming emotional and not as level-headed as usual.
Audrey may have changed as the years marched on but deep down she's still a deluded fool who can't stop looking for the light in the darkness.
"Hey, hey! You're really lucky you know that? If I were you I'd buy a castle filled with candy bars and watch cartoons all day your huge TV!" Her eight year old cousin said cheerily. She hadn't listened, it had been her sixth birthday, but she had been terribly upset. "Oi, Audrey? Whydja look so sad awhile ago?" He tilted his head to the side and gave her a huge grin. "Lookit! Look at all the presents your parents got you!" He said as he flailed his arms around for emphasis.
Audrey didn't feel lucky, her parents had ran off on another one of their business trips. She wished that they'd be home more, she would have appreciated that a lot more than all the gifts combined. The girl raised her head and gave her cousin a forced smile in response. He smiled back and continued with his pointless chatter.
Perhaps you could say Audrey Calloway was lucky from the start.
The girl was the only child of a very rich business man and woman. She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth and everything she could ever want at her fingertips. Well, everything except her parents and a normal life. Ever since she could remember her parents had been constantly flying out of the country for business meetings or trips, and would leave her in the care of their home nurse and workers. She tried her best to understand them, but she could never stop herself from feeling lonely.
The girl had been looking forward to school, but her dreams of meeting other children were crushed when her parents decided that it would be better to hire tutors and home school her. However, that didn't mean she had no friends. Audrey made friends with the children of her parent's workers and some of the other children her parents introduced her too. It was nice, but it wasn't enough. By the time Audrey turned eight she would turn to her imaginary friend, 'Ace of Clubs' (A white cat with a four leaf clover on his forehead) for comfort. It was nice pretending that someone was there, even though there was nothing at all.
She grew up normally, though if you ask her...she'd say that it had been a dull life trapped within the gates of their mansion.
Life went on. Her parents came and went, but 'Ace of Clubs' stayed. As the years marched on her loneliness manifested into a white cat with a four leaf clover on his head. He was nothing but a figment of her imagination, but over the years he became even more real to her. She believed that Ace existed and at times that made the workers question the girl's sanity. They didn't mind much though, because she was still nice, smart, polite (All the things her parents wanted her to be) and...lonely. Very lonely.
She decided that obedience would get her nowhere and eventually Audrey began drifting away and the nice and naive girl eventually grew cold, distant and cynical. Sometimes she would even sneak out and ride her bike all the way to the park or city. There she made friends and when they realized her last name was Calloway they'd all say the same thing.
"Audrey, you're so lucky. My dad's a baker and my mom is a good for nothing drunk. I wish I were as lucky as you." Her friend Clarissa said with a slight smile. Memories of her sixth birthday and an array of other events came flooding back.
You're so lucky...
The girl nearly burst into a fit of ironic laughter, but stopped herself. She did not want to seem ungrateful, especially in front of her friend. Her friend, who had so much less. Audrey forced a smile, but her eyes gave another answer. "I guess so." Her voice had said.
I don't believe in luck. Her heart had corrected.
There was only cause and effect. There was no chance. There was only fate or so she thought, and that same fate eventually sent her on a journey unlike any other with demons, powers and so much at stake.
The soft laughter of rain and the thunderous claps of the evening storm resounded through Ashton's ears as he stood patiently atop a nearby rooftop. For several days he had felt the presence of a powerful demon in the region, though he could not seem to pinpoint its exact position. From atop the roof of the building he was standing on, he had hoped to get a better view of the area, though the storm's endless rain masked the boy's vision. The locating of demons was always the hardest part for Ashton, for he was a hunter, not a tracker. The boy moved some hair from his eyes as he waited for his prey to reveal itself, though no such thing ever happened. The evening rain had completely drenched the young guardian, his white hair complete soaked with water.
After waiting patiently for what felt like an eternity, Ashton noticed a small figure far off in the distance. A small glimpse of red in a bleak darkness, the boy wondered what the figure could possibly be. Upon closer inspection, he realized that it was a girl, walking through the rain. She had no umbrella or coverage as far as he could tell, and the girl seemed to not pay any care to the rain that was drenching her clothing. Bored out of his mind, Ashton decided to watch the small figure as she made her way from one side of the town to the other, closely watching as she walked all alone. Had the boy had some sort of umbrella, he would have gladly given it to her, but all he could do was watch. Dangling his feet over the edge of the building's rooftop, the boy cradled his head in his arms as he wondered what a girl like her was possibly doing out at this hour. It was something that helped him pass the time. The boy honestly didn't care all that much about it as he watched the girl slowly walk from street to street.
As the boy daydreamed, he could suddenly feel the presence of another in the area. Ashton's eyes drew back and forth as he looked for where this new figure could possibly be. Suddenly, the boy realized that there was another person in one of the alleyways that the red-haired girl was just about to cross. Ashton rubbed the water out of his eyes as he watched the man come out of the alleyway, attempting to make some sort of conversation with the girl. Upon seeing him, Ashton immediately knew that this was the demon he was looking for. Cursing under his breath, the boy grabbed his Scythe as he jumped off of the building and to the ground below. He would need to hurry if he was going to prevent that girl from being devoured by that demon.
A man wearing a black coat slowly revealed himself from the corner of the nearby alleyway. He had located the girl that he was looking for. "Hello, Audrey." The man remarked in a ghastly voice, slowly approaching her as his red eyes gleamed brightly in the darkness. The demon smacked his lips at the thought of devouring the young girl, revealing a snake-like tongue that protruded almost a full foot out of his mouth. The demon could sense the power that Audrey had in her blood, and the thought of being able to consume her made him ravenous with hunger. He knew that the girl was not a Guardian, for he had stalked her for several days, and therefore knew that she would not be able to protect herself. Grabbing Audrey by the arm, the man forced the young girl into the dark alleyway, throwing her against the ground as he stared down at her in wild amusement. "Go ahead and scream, I promise you that no one will hear you." The demon remarked with a disgusting grin.