: Katerina Petrova
: Katherine Pierce (American name)
: 120 lbs
: Eastern European
: Fortune teller
: “Extrasensory perception - the ability to perceive things by other means than the human senses.”
Katerina uses her ESP in a unique way by making use of oracle cards. When she wants to know something she receives the answer through her cards. Because these messages are encrypted the way she inteprets them is very important. There is no vision or image involved. She uses her sixth sense to influence her cards to convey an answer. Depending on her interpretation it can be past, present or future but really that’s all she's currently capable of.
(This power has the potential to expand in the future).
There are different techniques and applications for ESP. She currently uses its active form. It will only work when she wants to know something. She can't use it passively like an instinctive reaction.
Examples of her ESP evolving would include new abilities:
, a form of extrasensory perception where she will be able to sense smells/aromas
from the past, present, future or at locations not relative to her.
: A form of extrasensory perception where she can mentally pick up sounds
from the past, present, future, or at locations not relative to her. This includes hearing supernatural sounds.
: A form of extrasensory perception where she will be are able to taste
a substance from the past, present, future, or at locations not relative to her.
: A form of extrasensory perception where she will be able to sense events
from the past, present, future or locations not relative to her.
: A form of extrasensory perception where she will be able to acquire knowledge by visual
means. (Usually includes visions or images)
She's partially capable of the above mentioned feats when she uses Empathic Echoes
. Seeing as the echoes are memories she'll only have information about the past
. She sees residual phantoms and she can feel whatever they felt with all
of her senses
. (Partial Clairomancy, Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Clairgustance, Clairalience)
These would be completely new and more powerful:
: A form of extrasensory perception where she will be able to acquire psychic knowledge
primarily by intrinsic means. This is the ability to know something without a physical explanation why you know it.
: A form of extrasensory perception where she will be able to obtain information
from any source. (Arguably the most powerful form)
: A form of extrasensory perception where she will be able to perceive the condition
of subjects from the past, present or, future, by touching them or focusing on them. With this ability she could even feel auras, psyches, and that which would be otherwise intangible.
-“Emphatic Echoes – the ability to receive and send glimpses of memories.”
(She doesn’t know she has this ability and has only experienced its effects once or twice.)
There are some places that have constant emotional residue due to major events happening in that location. With empathic echoes she can receive and send glimpses of memories left behind by emotional imprints or echoes. She can tap into these emotional imprints and re-experience them. She will see residual phantoms when she uses this power. With this she can relive past events, uncover hidden secrets and locate people by tracking them down via their residual phantoms.
: “Just because I’ve worked at a carnival doesn’t mean I never went to school.”
Katerina is very resourceful and knowns how to take care of herself. She was raised to be independant knowing there wasn’t always going to be someone who would take care of you. She is trained in classical piano but rarely ever plays anymore. It was never something she enjoyed and she only carried on with her lessons because her mother persisted. Physically she is in good shape and aside from yoga she doesn’t practice any other sports.
: “Don't think you'll be able to hurt me.”
Her greatest weakness isn't even related to her abilities. She's just unable to trust anyone completely. Doubts and fears always prevent her from fully handing over control. Her ability to predict future events isn't infallible as the future changes depending on what decisions are made. She needs a medium in which she has experience using like her oracle cards. Something she has never used before won't allow her to sense anything. Having information about something is great but she often won't understand what it means. Probably because the information was never meant for her. It's possible personal information can't be obtained. If her ESP evolves she will most likely have to deal with sensory overload and headaches. She can also be limited in the amount of information she can obtain or have difficulty finding some information.
: “Trust is earned I can’t just magically hand it over.”
Katerina has always had a hard time trusting people especially men. It’s not that she doesn’t want to but there is always this impending fear she’ll be betrayed. Family is extremely important to her and she’ll go to any lengths to support them. She’s hard to get close to but once you’ve managed to earn her trust you’ll find she’s compassionate and kind. A friend who literally knowns all about you and still likes you. To those who don’t know her she can come across as secretive and mysterious. A préjudice she’ll easily let you believe if she doesn’t care enough about you to prove you wrong.
: "If you don’t want to know the truth don’t ask me for it."
Katerina grew up in the capital city of Bulgaria together with her two older brothers. They weren’t rich and everyone needed to get “creative” to make ends meet. Both of her brothers worked while she and her mother took care of the house which was often packed with nieces and nephews to look after. As if they didn’t have enough mouths to feed. Family surrounding them was never an issue, all that mattered was that they were together. She was raised in this tight knit of a family and it taught her to always be there for the people she cared about as they would do the same in return. She took a job as a fortune teller at a local carnival. The pay was good especially in the holiday season when tourists came over. Though they weren’t always satisfied with her answers. Katerina did not see the point in lying so she told everyone the truth. There were no sweet words to sugar coat her readings and that was what made them good. She gave all her money to her mother because she struggled to pay for her education. She was taught divination by her grandmother and the skill was nothing out of the ordinary within her family. Dreams and omens were taken very seriously so when Katerina had the dream which triggered her abilities she didn't know what to think. All she knew was that her readings had become dangerously accurate.
: She is fluent in both Bulgarian and English with a slight accent.