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09-02-2007, 11:15 AM
The Red Hood
Join Date: Mar 2004
“If you are not walking within yourself, then you are walking without yourself.” ~ Conversations with God
Adrien Krest (A-dree-n crest)
Date of Birth:
October 9th, 1000 BD
Late twenties to early thirties
6’ 2” (188 cm)
193 lbs (87.5 kg)
– Adrien’s face is long, lacking in fat. His handsome bone structure and features attract many. From the side, one can view the long slope of his jaw line. He has a long but slender chin, being more pointed and rounded at the end—not broad or wide. His lower jawbone is angled high from his chin. The upward slant is about 25-30 degrees that the sides of his lower jawbone make. This lower portion of his face makes the entire face long but heart-shaped. It’s attractive, despite his lengthier chin. His chin slops outward from his forehead and nose. His forehead is more flat than rounded. From a frontal view, his face is long, heart-shaped, but not noticeably wide. His nose is long as well to fit the structure of his face, but narrow—not wide. He does not have high cheek-bones.
His lips are often formed in a warm and content smile. Open his mouth and you will find he has sharp canines. Half a centimeter longer than the average human’s, it’s sharp enough to prick even with the lightest touch. Smiling broadly with his teeth can be rather alarming, for they are noticeable.
Adrien has average sized eyes. They are not narrow or wide, just a nice place in between. The colors of his eyes are brown, green, and blue fused together starting from the pupil. A light chocolate brown surrounds the pupil, fades into a light forest green, and then into a grayish blue. The amount of blue in his eyes depends on if he is having intense emotions of some kind. The more intense, the bluer they are (
). The more thirsty (hunger) or instintual he is feeling, the more green with dominant the other two colors and it will turn darker. If he is physically exhausted the more brown will press the other colors back. The more relaxed and calm he is the more balanced all three colors will be. His eyebrows are not wide or thin, just average, though close to his eyes. They are mostly in calm positions, tranquil, and thus, most often are in complete balance of his three eye colors.
His hair is a dark, dark chocolate brown. It is silky to the touch. Adrien’s hair is perfectly straight but with just enough slight curl for it to pour off his scalp with a light volume. Most of the time, it is split down the middle evenly. His hair is a bit shaggy and long for it being a shorter cut. His bangs are often pushed to the sides. The left side of his bangs contains more hair than the right (when viewed frontally). The left is tucked behind his ear, when the right portion hangs loosely curving slightly around his eyes. The length goes past the level of his eyes but not beyond his nose. He tries to keep it to the side of his face at his temple, but they can both fall into his face. The rest of his hair is layered, though the hairs are not very short as they reach the bottom of his neck in a wide point. They are extremely close and flat to his head, and they are not so long that he could tuck them behind his ears constantly with the exception of his bangs. It is a neat and clean cut.
His ears are large enough for his face but not too big. They are heart-shaped, making them look like half a heart-shape. They are unattached.
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The structure of his face was long and elegant, something one might expect to see in a portrait of a nobleman, whose painted features were often too recherché to be truthful to the actual subject. Despite his height, Adrien's form was not quite so intimidating as it could have been, being lean and relaxed in a way that was also refined.
Portraits of noblemen often give its subjects a hard and unyielding expression to face and eyes, but if Adrien were such a portrait, that would be impossible. This because his expression is most often very soft and serene. In demeanor, the vampire is like the glassy surface of a still and undisturbed pond. There is much sensitivity and kindness but also much mischief in his hazel eyes of brown, green, and blue. Adrien tends to more often have a playful but tranquil disposition. Sometimes, it seems like he looks at the world with a child-like wonder and innocence through those eyes, but with experience and understanding rather than naivety. Many of his emotions come to his face like they were painted on a canvas of tranquility.
– Adrien is somewhat tall for being a human-made vampire. He looks like a normal human, especially since he tries not to smile with his teeth. Put your ear to his chest and you’ll hear his heart beat. He is warm when touched. His skin is a light peachy tone, very healthy looking. He has lean but defined muscles due to lack of fat. There is a small but very defined scar on his right shoulder. On his torso, there is a circular burn scar just below his sternum. It is about five or six inches wide in diameter. It is a very deep scar in his skin. Looking as if he had been burned very badly, warping his flesh. The twisted texture is smooth but strange to the touch, slightly lighter than the rest of his skin tone. He looks to be in his late twenties to early thirties.
He's a rather tall man, but he has a leaner muscular build, so he's not exactly huge. However, he's not thin and lanky, just lean. He appears at first glance, very human. He's not pale and nor is he cold. He is a kind of vampire that still has a heart beating in his chest. But his movements betray him. Every move is graceful, perfect, and smooth. Unnaturally so. The inexperienced may sense his true nature as only a slight shiver down their spines. The experienced know better.
His aura is dark but warm, and he is most often suppressing and/or blending his aura into a modest and gentle mass, seemingly normal except to the older and more experienced veterans. He smells of cinnamon, frankincense, and cedar.
– Adrien’s outfit changes like any normal person’s. If so, it will be indicated. Though, he has a set attire for travel, teaching, and possible battles.
He wears a loose, light gray shirt with long sleeves and a circular collar that shows his clavicles. He has black cloth pants, straight and not very baggy, but not too tight on his legs. His shirt hangs over it about six inches past his waist. There is a long black coat worn over this. It is made out of tougher, stiffer material than his shirt and pants. It has long sleeves down to his wrists (with silver buttons to his cuffs), over the sleeves of his shirt. The bottom reaches down a few inches just before his ankles, showing the ends of his pants. It is tighter than a trench coat, more closely fitting but not skin-tight. It has silver buttons down to his waist and a large collar folded over cleanly. It is buttoned up until just below his sternum and down to his waist. The rest is folded over, as said, to expose the gray of his shirt and clavicles. He wears a black belt around his waist over the coat, buckled with a square buckle of silver. His rapier hangs on his belt on the left side (his right). He wears black leather boots with silver buckles to the straps that secure them to his feet.
All together the rapier is 3 ft and 6 1/2 in (108 cm) long, and, appears as seen
. The blade is 2'8" (81 cm) long. The hilt is 10 1/2 in (27 cm) long. The blade at its widest is no more than 2.5 centimeters, which thins to a sharp and pointy tip. The whole thing is made out of a bright and polished silver, hilt and blade, which is extremely strange for a vampire who is prone to silver. The hilt’s design is as seen
He carries his sword in a black sheath tied to his belt by a strap on his right side. Adrien is ambidextrous, a learned skill, but often favors his right hand.
Adrien holds a vast amount of knowledge for he is a very old vampire. The knowledge is about his world, Sekin, for he is something of a scholar, and he knows his world better than anyone else in it. This makes it possible for him to survive almost anything in Sekin and places similar to it. Since he has come to live at the Dome for 18 years, he has gained a lot of new information of more technological advances of more modern worlds than his own. He adjusted so smoothly with it that he's almost just as capable as anyone who comes from such worlds.
Adrien is an expert martial artist. He created his own fighting style, after studying the battle arts for so long. It mostly involves avoidance maneuvers, holds (such as twisting hands and limbs to become immobile), using the opponent's strength, weight, and attack against them. He is a weapon’s master: he can handle almost any standard weapon handed to him expertly as well as various exotic ones.
He has also mastered his chakras and energy. He can suppress and blend his aura perfectly. Adrien is therefore very adapt in sensing auras and energy. An extra ability that came along with this is that he can often sense the moods and emotions of the people around him. He can also get a general feel for who they are as a person from the "taste" of their auras.
Adrien makes a fabulous teacher in almost any area. He knows more than just fighting and energy manipulation. He knows how to play various kinds of instruments, math, literature (from various worlds), etiquette, dances (of various kinds), science, social sciences, psychology, etc. The only thing he would not know as much about might be magic. However, he is still knowledgeable in most magical practices. He just doesn't have much experience in actually using magic, because he can't cast spells or anything of that sort. So he mostly knows the theories behind the practices.
– Like most vampires, Adrien must feed on the blood of living beings to live. Most humanoids are the only thing that can truly satisfy a vampire’s hunger (vampires from Sekin). Other animals make okay meals, if Adrien becomes gravely injured somehow and loses a lot of blood or hasn’t fed for a long time, feeding on an animal would help him survive, but nothing quite rejuvenates a vampire like blood from a humanoid. This is because the blood is so similar to their own. Blood from other animals is not as familiar to their bodies. He has two sharp canines for this, for the fastest and most satisfying way for a vampire to feed is by biting their prey and sucking the blood out. However, Adrien can also absorb blood through his skin. His saliva is anesthetic, so that it numbs the skin and wound created by his fangs. This helps in not alarming his prey to what he is doing. It may only feel sensual and pleasant to them.
Adrien must feed on something after six months. This is extraordinarily long for vampires (from Sekin). The longer they live, the longer they can go without blood. If he does not feed after six months, he will die, but more likely his vampiric instinct will surely activate to force him into a feeding frenzy. He would feel the hunger much sooner, but he can choose to resist if he finds he must for some reason. Adrien is respectful about having to feed on other living things. He never kills a person when he feeds on them. He leaves enough blood for them to live, and they may be dizzy and light-headed, or even suffer a headache. It would not be uncommon for him to go a few months without feeding for he likes to build his endurance and keep it honed, though he is careful about this for he does not wish to risk accidentally activating his vampiric instinct.
Blood is like a necessary drug addiction for him. He cannot live without it, and it takes an extreme amount of control and discipline for him not to hunger and lust for it constantly. To not feed constantly and to not kill when he does, it has taken years for him to master it. However, even for how well-behaved he has become, should he come close to death, losing a large amount of blood, or other triggers, he will start to lose a grip on his control over it. Start to feel the hunger for it, especially coming close to death, or blood loss. He will hardly have any control over himself. His vampiric instinct is almost certain to activate in these conditions.
People with certain charges to their energy do not matter. The charge is in a very neutral form in the blood, so no charge can really harm him by drinking, say, blood from someone with a light/positive charge. Taking the blood into his body “converts” it in a sense, changing it to accustom to his body, needing the energy from it as well. Those with large amounts of energy in their body, and therefore in their blood as well, are very desirable sources of food for vampires. These individuals with very energy potent blood smell very desirable to him.
He does not have many demands when it comes to blood, except that the blood must be fresh, still warm from the body. Old blood does not satisfy, for all the life energy will have faded from it, and it is the life energy from the blood of living creatures that satisfies and fuels the vampire to continue living, without aging. The buildup of energy collected over the years in their cells is what makes the older vampires more powerful, faster, stronger, and what allows them to heal so rapidly.
So, only new blood is what the vampire needs. Old blood is useless to them. No healing magic or extra life energy given in a different source can cure a vampire of their hunger. It must be the energy from blood.
– Adrien has the ability to turn most humanoids into a vampire. However, it’s against his morals to ever turn another into a vampire. So, although he is aware of how to do it, he never has changed a person in his entire life. He never will, either. He believes death is better than to live forever as a vampire. It does not matter to him if they ask or beg him, and desperately want it. He will never change another person.
To do it, he must feed them a large amount of his blood. He does not necessarily have to drain them of their own, but it helps vampires who are giving blood to create another. Soon after they start feeding on his blood, it will soon become suddenly addictive for them. They will desperately want more and continue to feed on his blood. Eventually, he would need to force them to stop or they will stop on their own because of the sudden pain that will ensue after consuming his blood. His blood will kill them, “infecting” their body, turning them into a vampire. After they die, they will regain consciousness soon after, and wake to view the world through the eyes of a vampire.
– If injured, whether it be a small scrape, a broken bone, or a deep stab wound, Adrien’s vampiric body will nearly instantly repair itself. His body does this at a stunning rate, even for vampires (because of his old age). The longer they live the faster their body is able to regenerate. Cuts hardly even faze him; they heal so quickly it is as if he had never been cut or scraped at all. They're gone within milliseconds. Larger injures are more obvious and take a little longer to heal. If one watches closely they can see his injury heal. Large-scale injures, massive and all-over, take longer to heal and are visible to everyone. Normal weapons and magics never leave scars on him. Injuries from these, even if large and extensive, tend to heal within seconds. Adrien is immune to all poisons, drugs, infections, and diseases.
Adrien’s blood has healing properties, unsurprisingly. He can use his own blood to heal others. He can sprinkle it over open-wound injuries and watch it heal. The more blood he uses, the faster it heals. However, this method only works with open wounds. He cannot heal broken bones that are within the body and not broken outside of it. If the broken bone should pierce through the skin somehow, he may be able to sprinkle his blood on it and snap it back into place. His blood can also work as an antidote for all poisons, diseases, viruses, broken bones, disabilities, and even hereditary diseases—basically everything. Though, this would require feeding or injecting the afflicted person with his blood. The more serious, the more blood it requires. Genetic diseases are difficult, because it requires so much blood to correct that it brings the person at an extreme risk of accidentally turning into a vampire. Adrien would not even risk it, for he does not wish to be responsible if the person does turn. He believes death is better than risking it.
He may use his saliva to numb wounds as well, to relieve the pain. He can control the release of the chemical into his saliva that causes it to be anesthetic.
– This is a simple ability of vampires from Sekin. They may extend their nails to almost any length, and they will grow straight out. The nails become hard and sharp, effective for cutting, slicing, and stabbing. They can then retract them as well, back into their hands, reverting to nearly regular nails. If broken, they can easily regenerate and repair themselves, taking only a second to do so. Adrien uses this ability more than his own sword.
– All vampires from Sekin have this. It is the raging animal inside them, one that lusts constantly for blood and death. It is the drug addict in Adrien that desires to have its blood fix constantly. It is a beast without intelligence or feeling, only the instinct to feed and kill. It is the lustful and gluttonous demon within every vampire from Sekin. It is extremely rare for vampires to overcome this side of themselves. Especially at the beginning of their vampiric lives, they are “young” and new to the demon within them. Most fall into it, for it is so powerful. It is impossible for them not to fall into the instinct at all. It happens. It will happen. There is no escaping it. In the beginning, it will always be stronger than their will. Young vampires always fall into it.
Adrien is one of the oldest vampires from Sekin. In his old age, he has an amazing control over his instinct. Though amazing, he is still in danger of it activating. Nearness of death, extreme rage, extreme sexual lust, blood loss, lack of feeding, and other cases can trigger the demon inside him. He tries not to be near others, except maybe for enemies, when he feels it taking control of him. However, it is not always a choice, for depending on the situation, he may not be able to move until it does activate. Some may try to help him when he is injured so gravely. He will try to tell them to stay away; of course, most may not understand the danger.
Once it triggers, normally, Adrien is supposed to no longer be himself. He is supposed attack anyone with a heart beat. He can often hear their pulse, smell them, and feel the heat of their blood even if they stand several yards away from him. He will attack viciously, with incredible speed and strength. His speed and strength increases shockingly, for Adrien is already very fast and strong without it. The beast he becomes will tear a person apart with its nails and teeth to feast on their blood. It doesn’t really think. It is not intelligent, but it has the instinct of an animal—closely relating to sharks in some ways. Sharks are powerful, fast, and strong, but they are not very smart animals. It will kill anyone in the way and maybe even change its mind and feed on them instead. It does not matter to it. It just wants to eat something.
However, one of his most amazing feats is in the way that he has learned complete and perfect control over this monster inside him. He can’t always stop it from awakening, but he is himself when it awakens anyway. Sometimes, for battle purposes, he even can awaken it intentionally to help him fight. It has become a partnership between him and his demon. It does what he wants now. It is well tamed and will not attack those he does not wish too. Yet, it is still rather dangerous to be around. Adrien’s control is nearly perfect, but not always. No one is perfect and there can be accidents. Adrien is very careful about his demon.
Adrien’s appearance changes as it takes control over him. It starts with his eyes. His pupils will dilate rapidly. His iris increases in size as well, leaving only enough white to frame it, but the pupil will take up the majority of the iris, rather animal-like in this quality. The color of his eyes darken to a green, though it is brighter around the pupil (
). His skin is next. It is normal and healthy looking in tone and color before. It seems to stretch and tighten on his body, most visibly on his face when he loses control. It pales to a deathly color. He appears bony and dead-looking. His sharp canines will lengthen about a centimeter longer, and his nails will extend and sharpen instantly to about two and half inches or longer.
Since he is in control of his monster, it will leave when he commands it to. However, it is effective to knock him out in some way as well. Once unconscious his appearance will return to normal, and when he regains consciousness he will be himself once more. Though, it is important to keep in mind the difficulty of knocking out, say, a shark. He will be so fast and strong, it would take even more silver, blessed objects, and light magic to knock him out or kill him. His endurance will be amazing.
The vampiric instinct is triggered by a stored amount of energy that has been gathered from the blood he has consumed for this survival mechanism. When the vampire is running low on blood and energy, being near death, it triggers and the stored energy is released, giving him the boost in speed and strength. However, coming along with his boost is the unleashed, raw, essence of the vampire. The instinct’s main purpose is for survival. Thus, he cannot control the lust for blood because it is essential for his survival.
Once the instinct has been triggered once but his blood level not restored, meaning his instinct faded or he was knocked out, it cannot trigger again until he has had enough time to consume more blood for the reserve of energy to store up enough for it to be possible once again. It would be possible for a second triggering if he had consumed enough blood during the feeding frenzy of his first trigger.
– Adrien has trained his mind in many ways. Mentally, he is very powerful. He can create a telepathic link to another’s mind. This can be used to communicate over a long distance, to talk but remain silent, and/or discuss plans without an enemy knowing. He can do this over long distance, between dimensions, and even between worlds. His reach is extremely far. Adrien can penetrate deeper into a person’s mind and read their inner thoughts and intentions. If he goes deeper he can find memories that even the person cannot recall.
Others can attempt to block him out, but only if the person has enough knowledge and experience with telepathy to notice his presence and block him. However, even practiced learners cannot block him out. His mental power is amazing and overwhelming. There are extreme few that can go up against his mind.
– There is spiritual energy in Adrien's telepathic link. Spirit energy cannot be seen. It is not a tangible thing like biological energy (described below). Normal visions cannot detect it. Spirit energy is more felt than it is seen, but those who possess "third eye"-like Sights may be able to see it. Spiritual energy governs the soul of individuals. It affects their emotions, their thoughts, and their minds. It is not as cut and dry as bio energy either. This means that it is not as easy to tell what is dark and "evil" or what is light and "holy."
Spirit energy has a different way of indicating a person's power. It measures their personal power. The strength of their soul and their will. Even normal people, who do not have any magical talents or abilities, who are not magical at all in their nature, have this energy and can be powerful beings with it. This power can be used for good or evil intentions. How powerful a person is spiritually can depend on several factors, but even those aren't cut and dry themselves. Sometimes, others have this high power of spiritual energy without trying. Some have to work at it. Spirit energy will always increase, however, the more one knows themselves and the more clarity they gain internally. It also depends on how well they defend and replenish themselves emotionally and mentality.
This energy, therefore, can aid Adrien is defending himself against psychic assaults. Magical or otherwise. How well he defends himself can depend on his actions as well as his mental state. He can defend himself, but he can also influence others with this energy. Anyone can, and everyone does on some level, many simply aren't conscious of the spiritual energy exchange in the daily interactions with people in their lives and the relationships to them and everything that they do and surround themselves with.
Some people can even be "energy vampires," sucking spiritual energy through the attention others give them. Be it a touch, an argument, a suicide attempt, etc. All that matters is that they get the focused attention of an individual they have deemed important to them. These are merely manipulations to get the energy they want. Everyone needs spiritual energy to sustain their morale and to feed deeper needs. The source from which they draw this energy can vary and the means through switch they get it do too. This does not necessarily make everyone energy vampires, because the source and means can be through less destructive forces.
Adrien, ironically, is not such an energy vampire. He would be considered a person of high spiritual energy. He draws his energy from himself and positive relationships he shares with others. In fact, he is more often giving others his energy than taking it from them. Spirit energy really is just about relationships. However, Adrien is more conscious of the energy flows that go on in these relationships and the actions and intentions that carve the path for the energy. He, thus, uses his energy to influence others in many ways. It's not really that he controls or manipulates others. It's more that more often people react to things impulsively. Therefore, there can be varying reactions to his energy.
Sometimes, it is merely pure love and affection for those he cares about. If the individual is aware enough, they may feel their belly (near the belly button) "glow" and feel almost physically warm. It's a very pleasant and uplifting feeling. However, depending on the individual's relationship with their concepts about love, they could react in varying different ways. For example, if another is afraid of love for many reasons (feeling vulnerable, afraid to be hurt by it, trust issues, etc), they would very well become frightened of this feeling and of Adrien. Spirit energy can reveal a lot about a person.
When Adrien gives energy, he most often keeps eye-contact (a very effective method, though not always required). He can give energy merely by thinking about the person as well. Again, everyone does this in reality, Adrien just does it more consciously and because of that conscious choice, he can often do it more willfully, which can make the affects much stronger. To cut off energy flow, Adrien does not give eye-contact to that person. He can disconnect just like that, and often with merely a conscious choice to do so. Everyone feels it on some level when a relationship has broken off. Adrien is probably more capable of really severing connections than others who are less aware of these energies and choices. This has to do with one's true commitment to making such choices. In any case, it aids him in protecting himself from energy vampires or other negative energy influences to his psyche.
Adrien can send others different things as well. This usually requires direct eye-contact as it is more intimate. The affects are more likely to be stronger that way, but Adrien could still possibly do this through telepathic links. It is something he would more likely do in person though. He might send another a feeling he has experienced. One such example is death. Adrien died when he was turned. For one brief moment he had been dead, and he remembers it and the experience of death. Death has two faces when he sends the phantom feeling of it to others. The first is usually something called "non-existence." One could suppose this equals no life after death. Just pure nothingness. The second is something much more difficult to describe. Adrien calls it "floating in infinity." Adrien might send someone this death experience to make a point. It's not about intimidation. Adrien is a teacher at heart. He most often does something with some kind of purpose in mind.
Psychic attacks on his mind and emotions hit against a iron-metaphysical wall. Though it's more like the attacks thud against some kind of force-field. Adrien can feel the waves and vibrations from the attempted attacks, but his inner core remains unaffected by them. Adrien does this without much effort. This is result from perhaps hundreds of years of practice, so much that he hardly has to think about it anymore. Even if he did, it wouldn't take much time at all. None can read his mind or attack it, intentionally or unintentionally.
This spirit energy is also always found in auras, bio energy, chi, mana, and other forms of energy. Spirit energy is something like the link to the source of these energies. It can be traced back to where the magic comes from and such. It can also tell Adrien about the person's disposition, as well as their mental and emotional states. Adrien can "taste" and feel a lot about person from their aura, mostly by spirit energy than anything else. Spirit energy can have a profound affect against magical attacks on the psyche, despite it being something anyone can use.
– Adrien uses his energy/chi in many ways. The charge of his energy before he had been a vampire was neutral (biologically). Once he was turned his natural charge became negative/dark (biologically). He’s worked with his energy enough, and he, himself, has changed so rapidly since his vampiric youth, that now he can use light/positive energy. He changes and channels the energy in his body. His energy comes from the seven chakra points in the humanoid body. He can channel his energy to the palms of his hands, finger tips, and even the soles of his feet.
Channeling energy and focusing it at his palms and fingers, he creates little orbs of light or shadow. The natural color of his energy is black and shadow-like. He can change it to a golden light energy if he wishes to utilize the light he has earned. The orbs of light/shadow are not very defined; they simply look as if light/shadow is coming out of his fingers and hands. He uses this to fire his energy at his enemies. The energy often causes a burning, painful sensation in the area of the body that was struck. The energy sinks into the flesh burns and causes bleeding at the same time, often burning holes right through the flesh. If Adrien puts enough energy into a very large attack, he can vaporize the average person. For Adrien, doing this is rather easy. He has a vast amount of energy, so he would still have plenty left over.
A different use of his energy is not very visible, for it does not have a heat or light. It is pressure and force. He channels his energy to the bottoms of his feet and uses it to push him up off the ground. In a whole, Adrien can use his energy to fly, walk up walls, and on water.
There are four different types of energy in Sekin. One is the biological energy, meaning there are certain kinds of creatures/people with a natural energy charge to their bodies. So they are more naturally inclined to use that kind of energy. And though some may have a natural biological charge of the opposite type of energy, they may still be able to learn any type of biological charge. For a longer explanation of the Sekin energies visit
Types of energy:
– The biological charge of this energy is light and positive. This type of energy tends to burn creatures/people of a dark and negative biological charge to their bodies more severely. These types are more prone to it, though it is still very capable of burning anyone, but the experienced and powerful in positive and light energy will not be as easily injured by this energy. It depends on the person. But normally, the average person is easily killed by Adrien’s Otius energy.
The color of Otius energy is a golden-yellow.
– This energy is the opposite of Otius energy. Its biological charge is negative and dark. This type of energy tends to burn creatures/people of a positive and light biological charge to their bodies more severely. Like Otius energy, it is still capable of burning nearly everyone. Those experienced and powerful in negative and dark energy will not be easily injured by this type of energy … most of the time.
The color of Vehenmus energy is black, like shadow.
– This energy is a mix of both energies. An even mix of them makes the biological charge completely neutral because the charges are balanced. Like all the energy types, it can still burn anyone, especially since Adrien is so powerful. However, people with Otius or Vehenmus biological charges will not be as prone to this kind of energy as creatures/people with a neutral biological charge are. Coalescent energy is a very complex and advanced type of energy, therefore, even more difficult to use than Vehenmus and Otius. One must be able use both types of energy to use this type. So few have been capable of it, and even fewer are able to use it well. Adrien is one of the very few in Sekin.
The color of Coalescent energy is white.
– This type of energy has no charge at all. It is neutral but flavorless. The difference from Coalescent energy is that it has no Otius or Vehenmus energy, no charges. It’s blank. It is not a blend or mix. In fact, the fact that it has no charge means that it does not burn anything. Instead, it applies pressure or force to things, or even the ability to cling to something. This is the kind of energy used to fly, walk on walls, and on water. He uses the pressure of chi and Vehenmus or Otius energy to create energy shields. He can also create shields made out of pure chi. Thus, making it completely transparent and colorless, like some kind of force field.
Chi cannot be seen, for it has no light or shadow like the other types of energy.
– Adrien can focus his chakras to force energy into his aura. Doing this causes a transparent bubble of light or shadow to encase him. It is often in an egg-shape, the point of it at his feet. Depending on the type of energy used, this protective bubble can be a transparent gold-ish yellow, blackish shadow, white light, or invisible.
His aura becomes a protective shield around his body. This can protect against magic/energy/chi attacks just as well as physical attacks. Arrows, swords, bullets, etc. cannot penetrate the shield. He can change the charge of his shield to respond to certain charge of magic/energy/chi attacks. Light/positive energy weakens his negative/dark shield and vice versa. He can also create these shields around others.
– This is the process of canceling magic/energy/chi attacks, even elemental. This is done by using the same amount of energy that is being applied to neutralize the attacks and, thus, stopping it. It can be done by the normal energy attack meeting the other spell/energy in the space between before it can strike. Another way for Adrien to cancel out the attack is by catching it in his palm, channeling his energy into it before it can harm his hand. It’s a delicate process, which must be calculated and timed correctly. It requires either the same amount or more of energy to cancel out another’s attack. The best energy type to use is chi or Coalescent energy.
Adrien has an almost godly speed and strength. Even a newborn vampire is extremely fast compared to humans. To the average human, a newborn moves with blurring motions. Vampires gain more strength and speed as they age; the older they are the faster and stronger they are. He is one of the oldest vampires on Sekin, and it shows through his abilities. Living for over 3,000 years has made him a hundred times over and more, faster and deadlier than a newborn vampire. To the point that nearly none can see him when he decides to move so quickly. He is capable of this because since he is a vampire, his eyes are different just like his whole body. His eyes can process the world around him at amazing speeds, so often it can appear, to him, as if everyone else is moving incredibly slow, and he is moving in an average speed. It is impossible for him to become exhausted by physical exertion alone. It would not be a wise idea to try to out run Adrien.
His strength is shocking, and he has complete control over how much force he uses. It is so shocking to see because no one would expect him to have such strength, because his body does not show it. His muscles are not normal. They do not need to be larger to have more strength. His body looks average, but the power in it is astonishing. He’s not even sure if there is anything he cannot break with his strength. Once someone witnesses his strength, they find it shocking that he could be so gentle and graceful before. He could crush a diamond into dust, and then stroke a soap bubble without popping it.
His ability to change the charge of his energy makes him able to defend himself against a wide range of enemies. He can switch between light and dark nearly on a manic level. It seems to take only a thought for it to happen. Since his thought processes and reflexes are just as amazing as his speed and strength, he can change in a flash to whatever energy charge would work best. It is hard to confuse him, for he processes everything faster than nearly anyone else.
He can only be harmed by magic/energy/chi/mana that is dark/negative/evil if it contains the same amount of power as or greater than his energy.
Regenerate makes it difficult to kill him. Massive injuries that would kill a normal person or leave them extremely crippled heal in an instant and normally leave no marks, and he is able to function perfectly after them. He cannot be suffocated. He cannot be poisoned by blades or darts lined with deadly substances or harmful gases. He cannot be drugged. He cannot be cursed with disease. His immune system is indestructible. Adrien is closest to immortality than anyone else (besides a couple other vampires) from Sekin.
He will always have some sort of weapon with him as long as he has his nails. He uses them more than his actual sword. He has his own style martial arts, which he developed on his own after studying the battle arts for so long. His energy is another kind of weapon that cannot be knocked out of his hands. Adrien is dangerous enough with just his body. He can also switch to the best kind of battle forms to counter others.
Adrien is a very intelligent man. He knows more about the world of Sekin than anyone else on it: battle arts, sword styles, history, ancient history, myths, fables, cultures, races, etc. Not only is he very knowledgeable, but he has logic and wisdom that the long years have given him. It aids him in getting out of tight situations in which most would certainly crumble. His intelligence gives him an extra sharp edge to survive.
His vampiric instinct is helpful at times, though extremely dangerous especially since it is paired with Adrien’s mindful control over it. Even an intelligent being will be overwhelmed by the speed, strength, reflexes, and pure instinct of the demonic beast inside him. There are an extremely small amount of people able to survive it. Adrien dislikes violence and blood lust, but does admit it can help when he’s fighting an enemy. He might let it take over to let him get out of the situation, startle his enemy, and give him an extreme boost of strength and speed.
Adrien can sense auras, and depending on how powerful the aura, he can sense the strong ones coming from a far distance. This also aids fighting without his eyes. He can sense the aura and use his mind’s eyes to see his enemy. Weapons aren’t really a problem, for often the person has had the weapon for years, on their person, or have an emotional attachment of some kind to it, so the weapon takes on the person’s aura. This applies to magic/energy/chi attacks, for the energy used to power those often come from the person’s aura. Besides that, he can sense energy, alerting him to blessed objects in the area and other types of magic. This makes it difficult to sneak up on Adrien. Only those who can blend or suppress their aura have a chance, but then are faced with the challenge of Adrien’s swiftly processing eyes, wonderful hearing, and amazing sense of smell. Very few can get by him unnoticed.
The vampire, as well as using his energy in attacks and defense, can suppress and blend his aura into the background. This makes him undetectable to those who can sense auras and energy.
He has a rather amazing pain tolerance. Cuts and broken bones still hurt even if they heal quickly. However, after living for so long and experiencing so much, Adrien can stomach quite a bit of pain. He still feels it; he just doesn’t react to it as badly as the average person would. He recovers from the shock of agony just as fast as he heals. Thus, Adrien’s endurance is extraordinary.
None can rival the senses of a vampire, especially such an old one. His eyes can see through the dark as if it is daylight. Adrien can also use his eyes to see several miles away by focusing. Thus, Adrien has deadly aim, which is very dead-on nearly every time. His hearing is the same; by focusing he can hear the most inaudible noises. His nose is very sensitive to the scent of blood and other notable smells.
It’s hard to lie to Adrien, especially if he suspects you might be lying. He can read minds, and won’t mind checking if he feels it is very important, but he does not abuse the ability. Only when he feels it is needed. He can hack into almost any mind he encounters, save for a few choice people. It’s handy for him to be able to communicate even from a different world to another person. He does not often fish around people’s memories. However, his abilities with sensing auras and the spirit energy in them enable him to often detect if another is lying and various other things relating to their moods. Adrien also has a very keen intuition. He often relies on his feelings to steer him.
There are certain things that disturb his ability to heal so swiftly. Vampires from Sekin are extremely allergic to silver and blessed objects. So, weapons made out of silver, or that are blessed, can effectively injure him. Wounds from these fester, sting, swell, and ache constantly with irritation. They often take days and weeks to heal. They continue to bleed and often have difficulty scabbing over, so this would leave Adrien in danger of bleeding to death. The silver and/or blessed object will have purified his blood. It is like an infection. It is the only kind Adrien can suffer from.
When his blood would normally absorb back into his skin after being injured, his blood will not in this case. For it will have been infected by the purity of the silver weapon. Therefore, he could bleed to death. This is usually only with cuts and piercing wounds. Being struck by something blunt and silver still injuries him, but it does not penetrate or infect as much as being stabbed or cut. Serious infections of silver or blessed objects can kill him if left untreated. Once the silver reaches his heart or brain, it kills him. He can touch silver, but it to rub against his bare skin for too long may create a very sensitive rash on the area that was exposed.
Normally, he can sense when blessed objects are nearby—they make him feel disturbed and uncomfortable. Silver can go unnoticed by him until he is struck with it or he observantly notices or smells the metal. These kinds of objects can leave scars on his body if they are serious injuries and are not healed magically.
Magic/chi/energy/mana that is holy/positive or consists of light can injure him similarly to silver and blessed objects. The effects vary depending on the kind of magic/spell used on him. Normally, he reacts as if it were silver or blessed objects: an extreme allergic reaction. He can also sense when this kind of magic is being used.
If he is stabbed in the heart with any kind of object, Adrien will die just like most mortals. Piercing his brain with a silver or blessed object will kill him, but if he is pierced with a normal weapon, he may only lose consciousness. Cutting off his head does not kill him permanently. It will knock him out until his head is somehow placed back on his neck, where it will heal back onto his body.
If Adrien is close to death and lacking a lot of blood and energy when his vampiric instinct activates, and he is knocked unconscious, not allowed to feed on blood, he will wake up extremely weak and fatigued. The vampiric instinct takes a lot out of him. However, it depends on how much energy he expended of the stored latent energy. If he doesn't use much of it and either forces it away (this is very difficult for him if he has been injured) or is knocked unconscious, he won't be as weak.
If it is not successful, in that he did not feed and he used much of his energy, he becomes too weak and it will not be able to activate a second time. He will be weak and vulnerable, completely at the mercy of his enemy. If left alone, it is likely he will die due to lack of blood and no energy to get up and find some. Someone must be willing to feed him their blood for him to survive.
Adrien can be out in the sun. Its light does not irritate him critically. However, all vampires are prone to heat syndrome/sun stroke caused by too much sunlight. If Adrien does not rest during his resting period from the sun, then he will suffer from heat syndrome/sun stroke. This starts with overheating of the body, followed by an excruciating amount of pain throughout his body. His skin will then start to blister and burn, becoming extremely irritated. If he does not get out of the sun soon, it will kill him. Adrien must rest once a year for about a week to avoid this.
There is one very odd thing about Adrien. He can't do magic. He is master of all the physical arts, this including physical bio energy that he uses in energy attacks. This isn't precisely real magic. He doesn't need any incantations or special magical energy to do it. In his youth, he tried and tried to learn how to do it. He never could. So he focused on the things he could do. This quirk may have occurred during his turning process. Turning magnifies everything about a person. So usually even if they had a tiny bit of a capacity for magic, they would be able to do more once they turned. For Adrien, it only seemed to magnify his complete and utter block with the magical arts.
Adrien’s presence is that of an illuminating glow of an enlightened being. It’s a calming aura to bask in. He often makes those around him comfortable with great ease. He is a very tranquil and content person, which has given him this warm glow that follows him everywhere. He’s stable and strong in spirit, which often makes others attracted to him. Adrien often offers others his shoulder to lean on and advice when they are not feeling so strong and stable themselves. He’s very friendly and pleasant to everyone he meets even if they are not to him. This doesn’t feel false in anyway. He is truly kind and honest to those who are rude and even cruel to him. His compassion is pure and true at all times. Adrien most often treats others around him with respect and courtesy. However, he can be assertive and blunt at times. He can often tell people things they don't want to hear. It is, by no means, not impossible to dislike or even hate Adrien. While he is comforting, kind, generous, and calm, Adrien can be an upsetting force to others. Though, it seems as if not much can bother him. Anger looks to be impossible for Adrien to contain. He is so constantly gentle and kind that no one could ever conceive him to have a violent bone in his body. Or as much raw power as he does.
Adrien is not an easily violent individual. He's not even a very aggressive fighter, permitting his instinct is not triggered. Only then would he be very primal and savage in his attacks. If he is attacked, he is more likely to evade until they get tired. Adrien does not often attack or go on the offensive, but he can and has before. He is more likely to let those younger and less experienced around him have a good at a foe. He is a teacher at heart in everything, so most often he will others attempt at solving a problem. This includes all kind of issues and disputes. He stays in the back to answer questions, offer advice, and give some support.
He fights extremely well and is extremely powerful. He is an ancient being, thousands of years old. He is extremely graceful and lethal, almost like a god. In fact, if Adrien weren’t so pleasant and easy to be around others would view the grace and smoothness that is constantly in all of his movements as a little eerie. On him, though, it only gives him more of an angelic and heavenly feel to others. Like a guardian spirit sent to comfort and protect them. He only fights to protect others and himself. Adrien never quick to kill others. He can and has in the past. He doesn't really view death as other people do. He's not afraid to die, but he's not suicidal either. Death is not bad thing to him, but he has goals he wants to complete before he dies.
Adrien does not seem to hate or get truly enraged ever. He doesn’t really. He can become frustrated, but this emotion is often reserved for those other violent people that threaten the safety of those around him. Even then, it is not often seen in him. He must be pushed to the edge for it to show. Adrien is extremely patient. He has lived too long to not be. It seems this patient quality is always around him as well, paired with his tranquility.
He likes to teach and is never bothered by a lot of questions (he’s never really bothered by much). However, he often teaches others more than just books or swordplay. Adrien is also a teacher of life lessons. He tries to give advice and understanding to his pupils, especially during their dark times in which they feel confused, lost, and in pain. He knows that pain is always a part of life, so he is wise enough to know he can never really keep pain from his students. The best he can do is to be kind to them when the rest of the world is not. And sometimes he will not always give them what they want, which may hurt them. He understands completely that at times there is no way out of a situation without getting hurt. He does not fear pain. Adrien will never compromise his own personal truths or ask that of others. Often he can only show them the tools that can aid them. It is up to them to pick these up and carve their own path in life.
He will not force his lessons on others, but being around Adrien, he just gives them out naturally. His lessons might not be obvious or noticeable. It may even seem like insane or bizarre behavior. He doesn't always explain them either, unless he is asked. So it is often up to the individual to discover and ask him what his strange behavior is about.
Adrien still does have times in his life when situations can bring him great pain. To others, he often looks invincible and perfect and never hurt because of his tranquil and content ways. But life is pain and Adrien never denies his emotions. He deals with them in the best and healthiest ways he knows how. He always allows himself to feel. He never lingers any longer than is needed on an issue; he never clings to the past and the things he cannot change. Yet he does not run from them or leave anything unresolved or unclosed.
He is completely comfortable with being a vampire. Even views it as a strange though often dangerous blessing. Adrien is a believer of destiny and views it as his fate, though unnatural. He jokes around about it with ease. He loves studying, still. Even now he always says that there is always more to learn, which he says has always ringed true with his immortal life. He enjoys laughter and celebration, along with dry humor and bad puns. He’s very easy going and likeable to most people, though he can often be an upsetting force. Conversation flows easily from him, which can often be philosophical in tone when it fits the situation. Yet he also values the gift of silence as well. Adrien always seems to balance such things in his life effortlessly.
Adrien Krest is a bright light in dark times.
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