Sir Astin Galactique
Astin is a tall man with a lean, cut build and pale, flawless skin. His thick, corn-silk blond hair reaches down to the middle of his back, often left unbound to billow behind him like a mane. Astin's features are sharp and regal, giving his appearance a strange sort of masculine beauty. His most remarkable feature would be his eyes, which are dazzlingly blue at a glance, but seem to deepen and darken as one stares in to them, as though you were looking up at the night sky on a clear evening. Astin carries himself with an unmistakably noble posture, and dresses in fine clothes that are typically white in color with midnight-blue trim and gold accents. His belt is an unusual piece, as it appears to be made of small plates of thick, silvery metal linked together with gold trim, and his sword in its scabbard bound to it by unknown means.
As the Galaxy Knight, Astin dons a suit of silvery plate armor, accented with gold and dark blue. Bright blue lights shine from where his eyes would be, behind his visor, and two other pairs glow from matching ports on his chest and back.
Based solely on his looks and status, one would think that Astin was the arrogant and standoffish sort. In reality, Astin is quite friendly and jovial. While he is just as well-spoken, polite and dignified as one would expect someone of his status to be, Astin is very lively and energetic, and is prone to becoming over-excited and raising his voice without realizing it. Very much the adventurous sort, he loves all manner of boisterous recreation such as singing, wrestling and fencing. Not to say that he only cares for fun, as he is hardworking and can be perfectly serious if need be. Though Astin is a quick-witted, intelligent young man, his tendency to not think things through (very much the "jump, then look" type) sometimes causes him trouble. Above all else Astin is loyal; to his family, to his friends, to his comrades, and to his country.
The history of the Great House Galactique dates back to the days when Guardiana was ruled by a benevolent emperor, and was at war with numerous other global powers. The clan's progenitor was but a mere foot-soldier in the Emperor's army that had been left the only one alive after an assault on their camp at night. The man was left with only the stars to look up to, when legend has it that the stars took the shape of a dragon and flew down to him. The Galaxy Dragon, as it was known, bestowed upon him the gift of Galaxy-Eyes, which granted him incredible innate power. The man found that his body could function as a massive well of mana, and could warp magitech to possess astronomical power. He rose through the ranks of the army using this power, and was eventually sired by the Emperor himself, becoming the very first Galaxy Knight. The man found that his children were also born with Galaxy-Eyes, and so the noble title of Galaxy Knight was handed down from father to son in the Galactique family for many generations. To this day, the Great House Galactique is one of the few surviving houses of nobility in the new, parliamentary government. While their status no longer wields any true authority, it grants them tremendous influence and clout, as well as considerable wealth.
Astin is the current holder of the title of Galaxy Knight of the Great House Galactique, and is the youngest to ever hold it, as it was passed down to him only two years ago after the mysterious disappearance of his father. Astin's grandfather (who was Galaxy Knight many years ago) currently manages all of the family's affairs, and is trying to groom Astin to take his place as patriarch. However, Astin longs for a life of excitement and adventure like the Galaxy Knights of eras past, rather than to spend his days swaying politicians and growing fat and old in his family's manor. Astin trains daily with his blade and other ancestral armaments, and researches secret techniques that have been lost to the ages, so that when adventure calls to him, he is ready.
The Comete Fleurette
has been passed down the line of Galaxy Knights for generations; so long that the sword's origins have been forgotten. Some say that it was forged from meteoric iron. Others claim that the fire from a fallen star smelted its steel. Regardless, it has not so much as dulled for the century that its history can be reliably traced, and it conducts the power of the Galaxy-Eyes remarkably well. The runes inscribed on it are not magical in nature, but translate to, "In the dark, stars shine brightest."
The armor of the Galaxy Knight (seen above) is lightweight, flexible, and materializes around whoever wears the belt that contains its core. The armor's release can only be triggered by the power of one with Galaxy-Eyes, which the suit conducts very well. The suit provides an adequate amount of protection, but if enhanced by its wearer channeling mana into it, its protection can increase. The wearer's strength can also be augmented by the same means.
The Ether Board (seen above) is a unique tool used by the Galaxy Knight. The board extends and collapses from the feet of the Galaxy Knight's armor with stunning speed, and is activated the same way as the armor. Mana channeled into the board causes it to levitate, though it can only get as far as a few feet off the ground. More focused channeling with propel the board through the air at a fair speed, as long as there is some surface below the board for it to repel itself off of.
Galaxy Knight Armor Release:
Astin activates his armor, which is conjured from his belt and materializes around him.
Ether Board Release:
Astin activates the Ether Board, which unfolds from the feet of his armor and assembles under him.
Shooting Star Slash:
Astin channels mana into his sword, which releases a wave of searing light as he swings it through the air.
Astin forms a barrier of light, which can become as large as he is, and is more durable with more mana channeled into it.
Astin channels mana into his sword, causing a ball of light to form at the end of it that grows larger with more mana, which is sent flying to bowl over his opponents with a downward slash.
With intense focus, Astin can will items up to about the size of his sword to drift through the air and into his hands, or to propel them from his hands through the air.
Astin fires a beam of blinding light from his sword into his opponents' eyes.
Astin can channel enough of his unique power into a piece of magitech to change it into "Galaxy" magitech, and assimilate it into his own armaments. Though this is the signature technique of the Galaxy Knight, Astin is rather inexperienced with it, due to a lack of a proper instructor.