The plot is contained within this topic.
And here is the IC Thread!
Co-GM: Yael Stellarand
I don't want to have too many rules, so here's just 2 golden ones:
1. Please don't godmod.
If you're battling another roleplayer within the story, open some form of communication with them outside the topic and come to a solution that you can both agree on! For example, if my character is fighting yours, I would message you and discuss how we want to advance the story. I would ask you if it's okay if I win this battle. If you agree, awesome, but if you don't, we could reach a compromise together. Sure, my character loses, but can he inflict very heavy damage on yours before he goes down? Sure, you say! If I want my character to lose, I will message you and discuss with you how we can go about this loss to add character development and further the plot. Be reasonable, you can not win every fight! Don't be too polite and lose every fight either though, just make you sure you keep communication open! There are definitely ways of losing a fight without making your character look weak
2. Follow the rules of the universe that we have set.
It's unfair to other roleplayers if anyone brings in a power that is not part of the canon ie time travel. Operate under the framework and we can ensure that everyone will have a great and fair experience. If we feel like you are being detrimental to the RP, we will inform you and help you back on the right path. Please don't take offense to this, we just want everyone to have fun.
My behaviour will depend on these two rules. If people aren't following them, the RP won't be as fun because I'll have to keep stepping in. I really just want this story to be crafted by all of us and I personally want to have minimal involvement within the framework of the RP to ensure people their creative freedom. That doesn't mean I'm not gonna RP... I'm gonna RP like a lunatic, but it means that I don't want to have to use my authority anywhere besides advancing the storyline. Please follow the rules guys, have your powers fit within the categories, choose the right guild and don't create characters that couldn't possibly exist within the TG universe! You can ask me if you feel there might be something off with your profile, but you can use your own discretion too! For example, if you thought of creating a character who can manipulate time... does that fit into the powers? Nope. However, if you decided your summon could talk? Well, that seems fine! If you're confused about anything and just want to make sure, don't hesitate to PM me
Thanks for taking the time go through my ramblings, now for the fun part!
You are allowed a maximum of two characters.
Appearance: (Can be basic, a picture, or a breakdown from Head to Legs)
Powers: (If you are a summoner, please include a description of your 1 or 2 summons here and also detail their powers)
Guild: (Black Mage/White Mage/Psion/Summoner)
Theme song [OPTIONAL]:
Profiles are auto-approved. If I see anything really out of order then I'll message you, but otherwise, as long as you've followed the rules, you can RP as soon as the IC thread is up!
CHARACTERS (ACTIVE ONLY):
Name: Kyo Fornita
Weight: 225 lbs
Head: Kyo’s hair falls down to his shoulders; sleek, black and slightly curly at the bottom. His skin is tanned and his eyes are dark green and piercing. He benefits from a warm, friendly smile and always has a good-natured look about him.
Torso: After years of working out, Kyo is heavily built and ripped. He tends to wear his favourite brown leather coat (unzipped) and a green t-shirt underneath that clings to his muscular figure.
Arms: When not wearing his coat, Kyo prefers to wear t-shirts. Although many people with arms as big as his love to get tattoos, he has kept his arms looking natural. Most of the time, the shirts’ sleeves will be quite tight. He wears a black watch on his right left wrist with a very heavy looking dial.
Legs: Kyo tends to wear slightly baggy jeans throughout the year and high top black and green trainers.
Personality: Kyo is an easy-going guy who enjoys making new friends and getting to know people. He’s confident, friendly, well-mannered and can be flirtatious at times. He can be headstrong and, once convinced of his own opinion, finds it difficult to adjust to another’s way of thinking. He sometimes makes decisions without thinking about the consequences. If he ever feels he has been wronged, he won’t hesitate to show his indignation. Although intelligent, Kyo can have a na´ve outlook on life. His current personality was a mask that he created after the point where his childhood went wrong. It was a guise to keep himself sane and to prevent himself from becoming a shell, and eventually, it formed the person he is now. His past still haunts him at times, and he is searching for a way to come to terms with it and find peace.
History: Born into a family of black mages in a 99% human neighbourhood, Kyo lived a sheltered childhood and was mostly aware that he was not to display his Gifted abilities in front of the human community he was surrounded with. He was very fond of his neighbourhood and his parents became great friends with most of the humans living there. They never revealed their secret outright, although Kyo had started to become more relaxed about it, often using his powers when he thought no one was looking.
At the age of 10, Kyo returned from school to find his house surrounded by police. All he remembers from that day is the solemn-looking police officer who broke the news of his parent’s deaths. They had been murdered, along with his baby sister. Although they never caught the ones responsible, the police revealed to him as he got older what everybody in the neighbourhood was suspicious of: the murders had been committed by an anti-Gifted terrorist group.
His neighbours immediately adopted Kyo as their own, and he spent the next few years of his life living with them. Although he never saw them as replacements for his parents, he grew to love them and always appreciated the way they helped him when they weren’t obliged to. They helped stabilise his life, then sent him to the Academy where they believed he would be in a better place, surrounded by others of his own kind. Kyo still writes often to them and visits them in the same Ceteris neighbourhood he grew up in.
When he joined the academy at 14, he resolved to get over what had happened in the past, but found it impossible to erase his memories. He tried to maintain a positive outlook and was eventually enveloped in it as it shifted and formed the personality he possesses now. However, there are times where his past strikes him hard and he suffers from random bouts of depression. Unfortunately, it brings him great unease to think of confiding this part of his past to anyone else... he contents himself to the dream of coming to terms with it in his own way.
Kyo's stance on the tension between Gifted and Humans is quite conflicted. Although his parents were murdered by Humans, he had to remind himself that they were terrorists and were not a good indicator of the moral fibre of all Humans. It was undeniable, however, that Gifted were discriminated against within today's society. He harbours a hatred towards the government for this reason, but his anti-human sentiments are assuaged by the fact that his foster parents were humans and chose to raise him as their own and support him.
Powers: Black Magic/Telekinesis
Guild: Black Mage
Theme song: Johnny Cash - Hurt
Name: Carolyn Lilac
Weight: 135 lbs
Head: Her hair is goldish blonde and is tied up in two long ponytails, both of which reach to her midback. Her hair is soft and silky albeit the tips of her ponytail looking sharp. Her eyes are a warm shade of blue and her skin is slightly pale.
Torso: Carolyn wears a denim coat over whatever t-shirt she has on that day, though she prefers wearing blue ones.
Arms: Covered by the denim coat
Legs: To complete the outfit, Carolyn wears jeans that are composed of the exact same colour and fade that the denim in her jacket is.
Personality: Carolyn has always been naturally assertive and bossy, although her role as a prefect may have magnified this. She has a bit of a notorious reputation due to how seriously she takes her duties to the Academy and this reputation has made her quite unpopular. This in turn has caused her to become more defensive.
Carolyn displays a high level of intelligence and astuteness and enjoys her lessons thoroughly. She can be cunning and is thrilled at the prospect of learning to make her powers as a Psion even more formidable.
History: Contrary to Kyo, Carolyn has enjoyed a life free of any form of tragedies. She grew up within an adoring family and was spoilt growing up due to being the only sister among five brothers. Her parents managed to instill an ethic of hard work and perseverance within Carolyn and this is one of the reasons she has been so successful in her endeavours at the academy. Once she displayed her aptitude for intelligence and order, the Head of the Psion Guild whittled down a list of hundreds of potential prefects to represent the Guild and ended up choosing her and a mere handful of others.
Carolyn adores her role as a prefect and is quick to act harshly against any form of misbehaviour. She prefers viewing her duties with a black and white scope in order to ensure fair and equal treatment for all students. Don't get on her bad side and she'll leave you alone. Although she is hesitant to admit it and constantly denies it to herself, her strict attitude and Prefect status have alienated her from the majority of students and she often feels lonely.
Guild: Psion (Prefect)
Theme song: Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
Name: Ivy Rose
Weight: 125 lbs
Head: Ivy’s eyes are a gorgeous hazel colour that vary from a blue-ish tone to a deep green-tone depending on the light. She is fair skinned and has well-kept brunette hair that falls to just above her shoulders
Torso: On most days, Ivy wears a thin, pink sweater that follows the curves of her body
Arms: Covered by her sweater’s sleeves. Ivy wears no jewelery on her wrists or fingers, preferring to go plain
Legs: Navy blue jeans that fit snugly around her legs. She wears white flats on her feet.
History: Born to a couple of summoners, Ivy went through a relatively amicable childhood and was taught summoning rituals and techniques by her parents from a young age. Hungry for knowledge, it ended up becoming her downfall as her first union in the realm of summons went awry. Her advanced ability attracted a summon that was far above her levels to control, but she discovered a stubbornness inside her that she was completely unaware of. Refusing her parent’s wishes of trying another union, Ivy continued her attempts to control her unruly summon over the next few years.
Even with the close supervision of her parents, the task was beyond impossible. She was accepted into the Academy at the age of 14 and quickly became a favourite student amongst her teachers, her quiet demeanour and keenness for learning gaining their favour. Although Ivy found herself excelling academically, her attempts to control her summon still remained fruitless and the ramifications of her constant failure had a direct impact on her self-confidence. She had always been shy, but the shame she felt in being unable to control the summon made her almost reclusive. This feeling amplified over the years and has made Ivy nervous, timid and prone to anxiety when communicating with other students.
Despite the advice of her summoning professors, Ivy refuses to attempt another union and gain a more controllable summon. She is one of the few exceptions of students whose theory grades are so high that she can pass entire units without even engaging in practical demonstrations. Although this is technically against the rules, Alvarez has shown sympathy towards her and allowed it to slide, a move that seems to indicate his admiration of her persistence.
Personality: Quiet, shy, nervous and uncomfortable with social situations. Ivy yearns for friendship but finds it too difficult to open up conversation with strangers. Her love of the Academy, academic excellence and exemplary behaviour have led to her being nominated for Prefect duties, although the Head of the summoning guild declined the nomination (much to Ivy’s relief) due to her timid and non-assertive nature.
Summon: Typhon. A towering monstrosity, this nightmarish creature has the head and torso of a human (with flames covering the hair on his head and face) but the lower body is composed of four massive snake-like coils that are as thick as tree trunks. He has large and feathery wings which are a mix of gold and bronze. His left arm ends in a cloud of venomous snakes instead of a fist.
Theme Song: Flying Lotus-Massage Situation
a Pictar: http://i.imgur.com/WI3Hn.jpg
Face: Rocco has a rather well structured face with a dull lazy look to it most of the time. He tends to have one headphone on his ear. Rocco also has a big bright smile often accommodated with a carefree look.
-Eye Color: Violet
-Hair Color: Dirty Blonde
-Hair Style: Messy, lively, and curly, with a thick bang covering his right eye.
-Skin Tone: Caramel
-Ethnicity:1/2 British and 1/2 Columbian
Torso: A red buttoned down short-sleeved shirt with a pocket on the right side, under it he wears a white T-shirt.
Legs: Rocco tends to alternate between cut-off blue jean shorts in the summer and black jeans that are fitting and stop at the ankle.
Personality: Rocco is pretty "down to earth" or in his words "Keeping it real" which translates to "lethargic and sarcastic prick" by some members of Vanderstrike Academy. However, at most times Rocco is rather friendly and will not hesitate to lend a helping hand a kindness seen in his mother. Rocco also is silently ambitious and is does not mind leading people to believe misguided things about his personality and lifestyle. He takes combat rather seriously and sees fighting as a space in which he can be the most creative. In addition to having a really strong interest in both philosophy and engineering, Rocco enjoys listening to a lot of music and is often found playing with an mp3 device. As a student Rocco is intelligent, but lazy as he would rather skip a class that he could excel at just because he considers it boring or a waste of his time. The class he skips the most is Gym class explaining his lack of athletic ability unless using his powers. Rocco has an slightly antagonistic relationship with some of the telapaths at the school, Rocco throughout his time at the school dated several telepaths and overtime has learned to cloud his mind from them. He often attributes his failed relationtionships to either his unending paranioa about people entering his mind or the fact that he has blocked access of his mind from those closest to him.While he prefers a fast paced and active environment Rocco isn't opposed to slowing things down every once in a while.
Rocco lived a rather mobile childhood his parents came from a predominately gifted family and were constantly moving around in order to avoid the different kinds of persecution and discrimination that often followed being a Gifted. Because of this, Rocco was forced to become a social person and never took it personally whenever people left his life, always preferring to meet new people anyway. Rocco spent most of his early childhood believing that he was normal like most of the kids in his neighborhood, until the year he turned 10, after surviving accidently being electrocuted while playing near a damaged transformer discovering that he was Gifted. After his parents became aware of his Gifted ability, they tried to teach him to keep his ability hidden and focus his attention on other things, such as school, and general activities normal children would do. After an accidental electrical blackout that happened in one of his old neighborhoods due to a brief moment where he couldn’t control his powers and ended up causing a electrical short so powerful it took out the neighborhood. Rocco’s parents, unsure if they could adequately raise a child with Gifted abilities , sent him to the Gifted Academy. This ensured that he would always be surrounded by people like him, had unique abilities and provide a safe haven for their son. Rocco eventually grew into a bit of a troublemaker and a deviant throughout his half of schooling at the Academy preferring to skip classes and when in classes tends to not be attentive. When not in class, Rocco prefers to sneak off to a small enclave within the Babylonian Gardens which he considers his own private hangout spot.
Powers: Black Magic: Rocco is a powerful black mage who excels at fire and lightning and has moderate aptitude with the others.
Guild: Black Magic
Name: Jade Anderson
Weight: 108 lbs
Head: Jade has long, wavy, brown hair that falls to the small of her back. She has warm, hazel eyes and has fair skin. She has both of her ears pierced, as well as her right cartilage. She seems to always have a smile on her face, considering the situation.
Torso: Jade is a petite girl. Being in gymnastics and kickboxing, she has developed a thin, yet still fit body. She has a tattoo of a dream catcher on her side (rib area). She prefers to wear loose chiffon tops, doesn't matter what color, but on a more down dressed day, you can find her in a white muscle shirt or sports bra when she's training.
Arms: Jade's shirts are always either long sleeve, or at least down to her elbows. She has a white infinity sign tattoo on her left middle finger and a black cross on the side of her left hand. She doesn't like to wear bracelets and tries to not wear rings too much. She isn't too fond of jewelery.
Legs: With any outfit that has a chiffon shirt involved, you will find Jade completing her outfit with black leggings and tan boots that go up to her knee. If it's a down dressed day and she is in the midst of working out or training, she wears black, Underarmour compression leggings with black running shoes.
History: Jade was born a black mage, and lived in a neighborhood with almost all humans, except the few gifted that lived in secret. Her parents had her chip inserted on the top of her right shoulder blade so that she could hide it easily when going to school with the normal humans. This continued for a few years until she was 11. The kids in school would pick on her because her parents "didn't have a job" and because she never went on field trips or did any activities with them. In gym, the girls made fun of her because she never dressed out or played any sports. She got fed up with being the outcast and one day, while the girls were in the locker room, picking on her once again, Jade managed to turn on a faucet and with the water flowing from there, she willed it to splash every girl in the locker room and managed to get all of their things wet. It wasn't that big of a deal, but once the school board and the parents found out, they practically ran the Anderson family out of their home. Her family now lives in the slums, getting by with whatever they can. Jade's father was a martial arts instructor so her older brother and her learned kickboxing from him. She practiced gymnastics by sneaking in to an academy and pretending to be a normal human. Unlike her brother, who thought the academy was a waste of time, Jade joined it when she was 14, wanting a better future for herself.
Personality: Jade is a nice and caring girl. She is outgoing and knows how to talk her way out of things most of the time. She's extremely playful with and sarcastic. She doesn't mind getting into a bit of trouble. Jade has a good heart and means well, most of the time. She can be a bit stubborn at times though and has a temper. She is feisty and doesn't like when others pick on her, which happens a lot due to her size. Although she may seem to hold her own, Jade is very dependent on her brother. He has gotten her out of many problems with humans before.
Powers: She focuses on her element bending the most. She can manipulate electricity and water the best but that won't mean she won't use the others. Jade is extremely interested in the White Mage Guild and has practiced in the magic of healing.
Guild: Black Mage
Name: Derek Anderson
Weight: 200 lbs
Head: Derek has short brown hair that he sticks up at the front, with blue-gray eyes and a smile that could probably melt anyone's heart. The only bad thing is that he rarely smiles. His jaw line is very strong and he almost always has a hateful glare on his face.
Torso: Unlike his sister, Derek isn't small or thin. He has done a good job of making his body fit and muscular. His not big on clothes. He wears pretty much whatever as long as its clean. You will find Derek wearing a black v-neck shirt that is semi fitted, and he'll wear a black leather jacket over it. When he's not doing much though, he'll wear what ever shirt he can find with a hoodie over it.
Arms: Against his parents wishing, Derek does have tattoos. On his left arm, he has a tribal, half sleeve. Not very get to see it though since they're covered by his jacket or hoodie.
Legs: There's nothing big here. He'll wear anything from blue jeans during the day and sweats during the night. When he goes out, he wears black combat boots to complete his outfit. On normal days where he's at home, he just wears socks, and when he works out, he'll wear his running shoes.
History: Derek was born into a black Mage family, and was the first child. His family lived in a neighborhood filled with humans, and when he was two, his parents had a baby girl, Jade. He was completely in love with the fact he would have someone to play with and take care of. The years passed by and unlike Jade, he had the time of his life in school. He had plenty of friends and was in many activities in elementary school such as football and baseball for little kids.
Although he was living a fairly good life, it bothered him that kids would pick on his baby sister. That's when his abilities kicked in. He was only ten when it happened. His sister had gotten pushed during lunch and Derek had watched the whole thing. He never said anything though, knowing his parents would kill him for fighting. As he went to his class, the boy that had pushed jade was in front of him. Derek glared at him, as if he could burn holes into the back of his head. Little did he know that he was using his telepathic abilities to get into the kids mind and shut off his senses, making him believe all he could feel was pain. The boy dropped to the ground and everyone froze in the hallway, staring at the child. Derek's surprise made him stop and the boy finally regained his composer, but all of the commotion had people thinking what was going on, and Derek could hear each and everyone of their thoughts. Confused, Derek left the school that day, and since they lived right down the street, he went home crying to tell his parents.
His 'gift' would come on and off at random moments. He began to slowly lose interest in things and stopped talking to as many people. He would wonder why his parents could do such great things with the elements around him, and here, all he could do was cause pain to others and violate their privacy. He thought of himself as a bad person, so he would walk with his eyes looking at the ground and his mind focused on one thing at a time. His parents didn't know what to do with a Psion so they did the best they could. It was at the age of 13 when Jade had her incident with the humans that they were forced to move to the slums. That caused Derek to become what he is now. He hated Jade for a while, blaming her for what happened to him.
Growing up, he learned how to control his 'gifts' by speaking with other Psion's in the slums and practicing by himself. He learned that anger was the key in causing pain to others so he learned in controlling his anger. He hated himself because at home, if he lashed out, it didn't matter who it was, he would have them on the floor in pain in an instant. And with the anger he had towards Jade, she was the one in constant pain until he learned how to control it. In time, his parents urged him and his sister to go to the school for the gifted. Jade was set on doing it of course. Anything her parents said, she'd do it. Derek on the other hand refused. His abilities were a threat to society in his mind.
Personality: Derek is a straight forward person. He doesn't care whether you're handicapped, in pain, in love, or depressed. He will tell you the truth like it is, no cherry on top. He tries to keep his distance from people, not wanting to get too attached, for fear that they might suffer the pain he inflicts when losing control of his anger. Although he might seem to loath his sister, he, in fact, loves her to death. He will go to any length to protect her no matter what the cost is. Even though he is extremely reserved and rude at times, he is well mannered when spoken to. He will carry on a conversation, just with a serious tone. To the people that know him, Derek is witty and a smart ass. Always sarcastic and funny. But there are little that have that kind of relationship with him. He is also very sneaky, to say the least. He doesn't have a problem with humans, unless they anger him, which is a very easy thing to do. He does, though, hate those who oppress the gifted and will not think twice about ending their life.
Powers: He is a telepath. He can read others minds, as well as speak to them in theirs. By using the telepathic ability, Derek can shut off all senses of another person, making them believe they are blind, mute, deaf, or all at the same time and making them believe they are either in the worst pain imaginable, or that they feel pure bliss and tranquility. Being born into a black Mage family, he also knows how to bend the elements to a certain extent. He focuses mainly on fire and earth.
Name: Zenith Ignatis
Weight: 185 lbs
Appearance: Pale with a slightly oily complexion, Zenith is of slim build, with an evenly muscled figure, more smoothly toned than bulked. Often wearing dark clothing, he walks as swiftly and silently as possible while retaining his good posture.
Head: Stubbornly reacting to people teasing him, Zenith has grown his dark brown hair. It is now long enough to be tied back in a pony-tail which reaches the underside of his shoulder blades. His eyes are an even darker brown, so dark they appear black unless viewed in direct light. Although his cheeks are slightly convex, his jawline is strong enough to avoid an appearance of weakness. With an expressive brow and bridge for his nose, Zenith's face appears tired even when simply at rest, in default position. Noticeable bags sag under his eyes, as if lacking sleep.
Torso: Slim, straight, slender. Zenith has worked hard to keep healthy as much as possible, and although he prefers the training of the mind, he will often spar hand to hand with others. Years of such training has produced a body with quick reflexes, as well as the proper mobility to execute them. Zenith wears slightly baggy clothing, often donning a tight black T-shirt underneath a hooded, slightly baggy dark green coat, the brim of which ends mid-thigh. The coat has both zipper and buttons. There is a small scar slightly under his third rib up on his left side.
Arms: Zenith has a tattoo on his right wrist; a circle with an oak tree inside it. It spans three inches in diameter overall. On his left wrist he wears a black and silver coloured wind-up watch which is wound every morning after waking up.
Legs: Dark Grey cargo pants are Zenith's favourite to wear, regardless of season or occasion. There is usually a folding pocket-knife inside his front right pocket for basic utility, while a 3.5 inch fixed blade rests in a leather sheath on his rear right side on on his belt, for less desirable circumstances. In the pouch pockets reside a small leather-bound book, a mechanical pencil loaded full of lead, and a stick of charcoal, kept inside it's own draw-string bag. While preferring to be shoeless indoors, Zenith will wear hiking shoes over-top of black socks.
History: Born in the bustling city Ceteris, Zenith's father, an architect for the city, and his mother, a passionate artist, raised the boy to be curious and creative. The duality of his upbringing allowed him to see matters in a balanced, unbiased context while retaining his own identity. Because of his father's position in the city, the fact that the Ignatis family were all Gifted was ignored by those the fact couldn't be hidden from, a notion helped along by the fact that Zenith had no idea that he was gifted until a later age.
Sometime after his 12th birthday, Zenith's dreams became lucid to the extent that he could control every aspect of them. He began to play god in his own world, and unwittingly pulled other dreamers into that world with him. As he became older, he found that he could view and 'edit' his dreams in real time around him even while awake, and allow other people to see them as well. However, the latter had only happened by accident, and on occasion, with his father.
Eventually, when Zenith was 14, he was targeted by a group of anti-Gifted affiliates who recognized him from their dreams. After cornering him and beating him, Zenith acted out in self defense, electrocuting and killing one of the men, while the others were distracted by hallucinations.
Zenith, afraid and worried of the repercussions, ran home to seek advice from his father. Together, they came to the conclusion that the family as a whole would suffer because of the backlash, including Zenith's little sister, who was just beginning to get over a deadly illness. Panicked, Zenith offered to move out of town to protect the family; Zenith's father instead suggested that he attend the Academy in order to properly understand and control his Black Mage abilities. In the meantime, his father would use connections with the city to make sure that if the incident ever came to light, the family would be unaffected.
Personality: Because of his constant dream-state, Zenith may often come across as rather air-headed when not dedicated to a given task. Friendly when approached, he is not one to start a fight, and would rather leave a situation than fight at all. However, Zenith will not hesitate to defend himself or those he cares about with force. Not being the type to pass by someone in need, he enjoys listening to others talk about themselves and their lives, offering advice. Insightful and thoughtful, Zenith has no problems goofing off when he has time to spare, often inviting others into his 'Dream-State' with him, including non-telepaths.
Zenith Ignatis is a pessimist at heart, with a consciously optimistic outlook on life in general. He'll often say that 'Expect the worst, hope for the best,' is his motto for life, but it was originally coined by his father. A daunting fear is death; having taken a personal interest in the mechanics of life, he has taken an interest in the Human study of Biology. He views his personal hell as one in which he cannot think, nor be self-aware. Zenith will be the first to admit he 'thinks too much,' such as planning out events unnecessarily, a habit that originated from being able to control his dreams. He enjoys sketching in his spare time, especially when he's trying to show a non-telepath, or perhaps someone who doesn't want their mind influenced via telepathy, something he has made, seen or thought of.
Powers: Telepathy/Black Mage. A Telepath whose powers grow exponentially while sleeping, he finds that he is unable to prevent seeing others in his dreams, meaning his ability constantly seeks others out.
If sleeping during the day, Zenith finds it useful to cause hallucinations around conscious people in order to communicate with them. Because of how comfortable he is with his telepathy, he is attending the Academy in order to sharpen his Black Mage abilities.
Theme song: Our Lady Peace – Lying Awake
Name: Alphaeus Vortigern
Weight: 175 lbs
Appearance: Tall, pale and of thin build, Alphaeus's most notable features are his hands and limbs. Unnaturally long, they account for his height, as if he had been stretched out. Thin, wiry muscles are present on his body, although they do little to hide the fact that he is thin to the point of appearing malnourished.
Head: Messy black hair dominates Alphaeus' head, framing his face but not at all hiding his amber coloured eyes. Instead, small, circular glasses sit across the bridge of his nose, as he is somewhat far-sighted, and as such are used mainly for reading. A necklace adorns his neck; small and round, it is a flat metal disk with an image of the sun carved into it.
Torso: Alphaeus Vortigern prefers light, nonrestrictive clothing. It's rare that he'll be seen in anything other than his grey shirt. Aside from the stitching being slightly less grey, there is nothing particularly interesting about it. However, he will don a similarly coloured overcoat when going outside in cooler weather.
Arms: Long and lanky, Alphaeus cannot find a watch that properly fits his wrists, being so thin. He only wears a silver band around his right middle finger. The default design is a simple curved line which circles the surface, but there is little else remarkable about it.
Legs: Since comfort takes the highest priority, only the best-made jeans are suitable for Alphaeus to wear. Unfortunately, the jeans themselves are quite old, and because of this, the stitching has begun to wear a little. The rich blue colour has also faded around the knees, and imprints of a regularly carried phone are now permanent in his back pocket.
History: Alphaeus Vortigern is one of the teachers at Vanderstrike Academy. To be specific, a Summoner instructor. Currently, he resides in his family home, a moderately sized mansion a few miles out of the city. However, in order to make the commute to work easy, he has rented an apartment in the inner city, so he only returns home on weekends and breaks. Because he owns a large portion of the land surrounding his house, he practices his Summoning there, conducting private experiments and the like. Despite his worn appearance, in reality he has a great deal of money made by trading stocks and other such activities. There are rumors circulating the school that he uses his Telepathic ability to manipulate such things in order to gain more money, although Telepathic moderators present at such events would testify otherwise.
Alphaeus is what the uneducated would call an inefficient teacher, being that Summoning mainly requires personal talent to achieve. The skills Alphaeus provides are used to hone the more particular nuances that come along with summoning; reducing summoning time, controlling which Summon actually appears, how it appears, how strong it will be on Earth's plane of existence and other such factors are all defined, and their control refined through his classes.
Personality: While most call him lazy, Alphaeus would say he is simply more 'conservative in his actions' than most. Taking no more steps than necessary, his philosophy transfers to the classroom, where he often re-phrases the old anecdote 'Practice makes perfect,' as 'If you don't understand, you need only practice understanding,' when a student repeatedly asks for clarification. This phrase has made him the target of sarcastic rhetorical questions from students, although Alphaeus doesn't seem to mind much, often recommending that the students instead focus on keeping their attention on learning the methods of summoning.
Most of his free time is either spent reading or practicing summoning, often bringing forth creatures repeatedly, using them to play courier for messages to other staff members, less often students. Sometimes, they are the unwitting participants in poorly thought out practical jokes, which are usually sent out to students as forms of punishment instead of detention, which Alphaeus hates serving.
An easy person to talk to, Alphaeus enjoys discussing philosophy, branching off into a wide range of subjects, including logic, metaphysics, epistemology and especially ethics. Although he avoids the topic of the rebellion inside the classroom, he has been known to discuss it with other Academy Staff members with increasing intensity, especially in recent months...
He is an accomplished author, an authority on the 4th dimension, which is why he was recruited by the Academy; his discoveries and advancements into Summoning are second to none.
Powers: Summoner / Telepathy. Being a Summoner first and foremost, Alphaeus has used Telepathy on himself in order to increase the number of Summons he is attributed to, as well as other factors. As such it has left his body weaker than it originally was, and now he requires occasional alterations to his consciousness to avoid a form of madness similar to dementia.
Theme song: Aphex Twin, Philip Glass – Icct Hedral
Name: Aqua Daniels
http://favim.com/image/328975/she hides behind her hair, but she has a beautiful smile. On her body, she has scars everywhere. She hides them under long sleeved clothes. She wears a dirty, black, long-sleeved shirt and a dirty pair of jeans. Her 'mother' cleaned them for the first time when she was told she was going to the school.
History: She was taken away from her family when she was a baby. She was raised in a human home since then. They treated her like a slave or she was nonexistant. She ran away when she turned fifteen and she realized she was different. She has lived on her own til then. She practiced her gifts, even though she had no clue what they were for. They eventually found her and brought her back. they tortured her even more and they left scars. She suffered through it. Then, her 'mother' heard of the school and said she should go so she can be with 'other devil children.' She didn't hesitate to leave, but she would have gone anyway.
Personality: She is very shy and she is kind of a mute. She is also very self conscious. She hates attention, ecspecially from guys. When she gets angry, though, she'll show it. She is very stubborn, also. She doesn't cry when she gets hurt and is very secretive.
Theme song: Home- Avril Lavigne
Powers: Controls the elements but ecspecially fire and water. Yeah, she's a contridiction. She needed to start fires to keep warm.
Guild: Black Mage
Name: Chase Jackson
History: (his history is a mystery)
Personality: a bit on the dark side, he is hard and emotionless, he only cares if they are close to him
Power: telepathy and the ability to control lightning
Theme song: TNT- ACDC
History: She'll flesh out as we go along
Personality: Tough as nails while harboring an inner romantic. She's gone through a lot of betrayal and feels that people are too weak to take care of themselves, always relying on others to fix things for them. Because of this, she's always hesitant to ask for help, always avoiding it if she can, and she's not too big on helping others if she feels they can deal with it on their own. However, she's not a bad person, just a bit jaded. No one actually takes the time to get to know her, often giving up before she actually has the chance to accept someone as a friend.
Powers: Summoner/Earth Mage
Her first summon is a Longma or 'Dragon-Horse'. This creature is similar to a Pegasus, but has long curving antler horns, feathery wings, and hard dragon scales covering its body from neck to hooves. This is a water affinity summon, and based on how much control Daiyu has over this summon the attacks can range in damage, though the main use of this summon is transportation and navigation, the scales reflecting star maps that will never lead its summoner astray.
Her second summon is a Huli Jing, or 'Fox Spirit'. This creature often appears in the form of a seductive young woman with sharp golden eyes, long pointed ears, dangerously sharp claws, and fiery red hair. This spirit is useful in terms of hand-to-hand combat or in use of weaponry, however, her true strength lies in her transformation into a nine-tailed fox, wherein her affinity with fire can reek total destruction. However, that transformation and the subsequent abilities are extremely energy-consuming and are only to be used as a last resort.
Extra: In order to create her contracts with these two creatures, she ended up using her earth magic to grow offerings of food for her summons so that they would willingly aide her.
Name: Song Yong Hwa
Weight: 154 lbs
Personality: Cold. Detached. Someone who always speaks his mind despite who it might offend. He's been told all his life of how beautiful he looked, too pretty to make any male friends and too attractive to make any female friends that didn't have inappropriate ulterior motives. Years of this caused him to develop a complex about his face to the point where he believe all people to be superficial and shallow, judging by appearances and uncaring of the personality within. It's the reason he's able to get away with speaking his mind so often, his horde of fan-girls keep any would-be assailants off his back. Despite this, he's very responsible and mature, doing volunteer work in the Academy's Infirmary to continue to hone his healing abilities.
Powers: White Magic healing and a few light spells, but he doesn't like to use his White magic for offense, preferring to leave such things to his secondary magic of Black Magic Ice manipulation.
Guild: White Mage