Oliver Lucas Lawrence (he hates his first name, so he typically went by Lucas)
Front Line Fighter
Being able to endure on his own requires some semblance of knowledge regarding cooking and fishing.
Acrobatics, Pursuit, Regenerate HP
When Lucas sacrifices a small amount of health for this technique, a black outline covers his weapon, increasing cutting power and extending the range of the weapon.
Dark Knight's Barrage:
Lucas sacrifices a quarter of his health to deliver a series of attacks, each one sending a shockwave of darkness with each swing.
Lucas sacrifices a quarter of his health to deliver his finishing move. The tip of his weapon is coated in a dark aura, increasing piercing ability. He grips his weapon in both hands, lunges towards the opponent, and delivers a single vicious stab. It's often enough to break through shields and/or armor, and finish the opponent. While the opponent would have trouble blocking this attack, it would be relatively simple to dodge, if you can outmaneuver Lucas. As such, Lucas typically utilizes this move when there's a definite opening, or he's desperate.
Class + Techniques:
- Lucas sacrifices a portion of his health to create a miasma of death and disease. Those who linger for more than ten seconds become inflicted with a deadly poison. As times passes by, the miasma becomes more dense and potent. Due to how visible it becomes after a few seconds, it's not an effective maneuver in quick combat, but serves well for an ambush.
Lucas sacrifices a small potion of health to cover himself in a shadowy barrier, which absorbs some damage from physical attacks (e.g. he gets hit by an opponent's sword, or he collides into a wall). It doesn't absorb damage from magic attacks, and lasts for roughly three minutes.
Lucas sacrifices up to half of his health to conjure a plethora of tendrils, each one embodied with darkness, upon his enemies. They strike whatever Lucas commands them to, rending whatever's within reach to pieces (or at least attempting to). The more health sacrificed, the more tendrils conjured.
Lucas used to belong in a guild with some of his friends. After being excommunicated, he joined the Knights of the Blood, but after the second-in-command took control (Lucas assumes that he was the one who murdered Lucian), he left.
Ambitious and reckless, Lucas will do nearly whatever it takes to accomplish his goals, even if it comes to betraying a friend. Unless Lucas considers the friend in question to be close, his ambitions will almost always take priority. As a result, he can be quite unpredictable and fairly untrustworthy. Even so, he's not a necessarily bad person to have around, although placing your life in his hands can be a gamble. Lucas occasionally lets his temper get the best of him and influence his actions, but he's been working on controlling that. Lucas is quite confident in himself, both in his abilities as a fighter and his ideals. Although he's typically socially extroverted, he considers himself a loner, not really believing that anyone can relate to him: a bastard with a little sister complex. Lucas is highly perceptive, able to pick up on things that the average person cannot. On the other hand, he might be a little slow grasping the more simpler concepts. While some have grown comfortable in SAO's peaceful yet dangerous world, Lucas is desperate to get out. He believed that he was the only one who could watch over and protect his little sister, who was all alone back in reality.
How Did You Get The Game:
Lucas never exactly followed the rules back in society. His parents were never married, yet his mother bore two children - Lucas and his younger sister, Mia - before Lucas's father walked out on them. As a result, his mother was left with the burdensome task of raising two children by herself. She took two jobs; as a result, she wasn't able to watch over Lucas and Mia. Family in the local area would babysit Lucas and Mia while their mother worked, but Lucas would act out frequently. His home life was a wreck, and although he tried to be strong for his younger sister, it could prove too overwhelming at times.
As such, he typically associated with the wrong kind of crowd. He got into trouble as a young teenager, but there were some advantages to having such. . .unorthodox connections. If Lucas really wanted something, it could probably be his, no matter how scarce it was. So when his friends got their hands on copies of SAO and NerveGears, they distributed them amongst one another (for a fee, of course). Lucas, with money he had been accumulating from his job, was able to get his hands on a copy of SAO and a NerveGear.
As one might imagine, Lucas and his friends were captivated by the game's sense of realism and conviviality. They had een created their own guild, albeit it was a small one. However, when they were all locked into the game, conflict arose within the group. Death and disagreement began to split everyone apart, and eventually, Lucas got into a fight with the guild leader, who was previously one of his best friends. He was excommunicated from the guild. Shortly after, he joined the Knights of the Blood. However, after Lucas suspected the second-in-command murdered the leader, Lucian, he left, proclaiming that he'd be better off on his own.