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07-13-2009, 10:25 PM
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Re: Character List
Kuroshiro Xorishik V (ku-ro-SHE-row zoh-ree-SHEEK) (Kuro: Black, Shiro: White)
Crow, Shadow Prince, Prince of Kamiriku, Haze (not really nickname, more of just what people see when he's fighting)
In the center is a trefoil with a pair of silver angelic wings encircled in black roses.
June 19th, Gemini. Year 518 of Luzombra Calender.
God Blood Elf
Black (can change see appearance)
Black (can change see appearance)
5í 11Ē (180 cm)
168lbs. (75 kg)
Straight (see personality for more details)
Kuro does wear armor, but itís not much and itís very weak, to the point where it barely does anything. (See appearance)
The princeís titanium alloy rapier. Silver was a sword that was owned by Kuroshiro the Kailum, a silver winged angel. After uniting the country and ruling it for a few decades. However before his passing he took some of his ki and reincarnated part of himself into a fairy. A Fairy named Riko, which inhabits Silver and gives it unique abilities. (
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) The bladeís measurements are 2 inches in width, 40 in. long and it tapers nicely to a fine point and itís super thin. Both sides of the blade are edged with a fuller in the center. The blade itself is colored solid bright silver. On the guard, it has three side rings in succession, each about 1/3 of an inch thick. The front and rear arms come out from the side rings alongside the blade bow out onto the quillon. The quillon block comes out and forms the family crestís trefoil on both sides of the blade. The front quillon comes out from the end of front arm and curls out in the direction the blade is going, looking like a trigger for a gun. The rear quillon goes out perpendicular to the blade about 2 inches then thereís a ring at the end about 1 Ĺ inches in diameter. The handle protrudes from the block about 4 inches and itís wrapped with soft rubber thatís snow white. The knuckle guard comes out from the top of the handle at about 60 degrees outward until halfway down the handle, and then it bends another 60 degrees and continues until it hits the end of the handle. The pommel of the rapier is a black upside down rose. The side rings, arms, quillon, and knuckle guard, are entirely pitch black.
A fairy that lives in the blade, he has long black wings and gives off a white glow if youíre ever able to see him He has been present and held by all the kings for a few hundred years and also retained all of Kuroshiroís memories. Riko will sometimes give advice and helpful hints to Kuro. Rikoís presence also gives the blade many special traits, one of which is making the titanium blade easily repairable if broken, even if in half, by just putting the pieces back together in a flash it will be whole. Riko doesnít strengthen the blade or make it unbreakable (though it wonít break under 200,000 psi), but he does protect it from the effects of nature, like heat, cold, water, time. Riko is fully aware of his surroundings so he knows who is holding him and he only allows members of the royal family to wield him properly. If someone who isnít good natured attempts to hold him they will feel a burning aura that will melt flesh. If someone with good intentions does hold him nothing happens, but he will make himself really heavy so they canít swing him around well.
The first thing that people notice about Kuro is his black hair and solid black eyes. They appear to be so dark that they seem to be void of any kind of light at all. This coupled with his very light skin may make some normal people feel uncomfortable, but heís not all that strange looking. Kuroís hairstyle is spiked; in the front half of the top oh his head is spiked in all directions with some spikes going as far down passed his eyebrow, but not in front of them and going up high with more spikes leaning to the right. On the back half of the top and sides itís all spiked pointing backwards, but the near his temple on the right there's a thicker spike going downwards past his jaw. When Kuro enters battle mode and his ki increases a lock of his hair on on the right side of his face will turn snow white and a white 3 pointed star will appear in his right eye. Shadow was born with the sides with his hair being white and both stars in his eyes, but he lost them after the experiment. He is actually a very attractive looking person with good facial structure after you get by his odd appearance. His eyes are nice and wide when normal, but squints of closes a little when he gets serious, theyíre accompanied by full but thin eyebrows and his nose is straight and rounded, not pointed. His jaw is shaped like a pointed letter U with medium sized lips. Normally Elves wouldnít have much facial or body hair but thatís not true for Kuroís lineage of Elf, though his hair grows very slowly taking a few days for 5 oíclock shadow. On occasion heíll have some stubble but he usually keeps shaven. Also, his ears have size 2 gauged black spikes going through them.
Shadow likes to keep himself healthy, his entire body is covered in lean muscle every. Though he has lots of muscle everywhere, heís not necessarily ďhugeĒ though if he were to take off his shirt you can see every muscle in his body bulge. This is because Kuro has almost no body fat giving him a very thin look about him. Touching his lean body though is like touching warm marble. A good example of his body would be
Like most regular people, Kuro has a changing wardrobe but has two wardrobes he wear the most, a formal one and a casual one.
His formal suit is the one he hates and as such he only wears it when meeting with other important people or other formal situations, though itís more battle ready than you may expect. He initially wears a skin tight, but comfortable white silk long sleeved shirt. Over that he wears a black sleeveless button-up silk shirt cross stitched with silver threads on the edges of the shirt and by the rounded collar. He wears spaulders on his shoulders and upper torso armor that just covers his pectorals and upper back, they are colored a brilliant silver. They are mostly to show his nobility and are made of a very weak titanium-silver alloy, that if you try hard enough you could bend with your hands. On his hands he wears snow white gloves with three black stripes going from the center back of his hands to the ends of his index, middle, and ring finger. He wears white pants that arenít too baggy or too tight, just right, with a silver belt. His shoes are black with black laces and white soles. His most notable piece of clothing is his cape which drapes down from his shoulders and barely brushes the ground. On the inside itís black and on the outside itís white with his family seal on it.
Hereís what Shadow would much rather wear. He wears a thick, tight, black cotton tank top that he keeps tucked into his pants. Over that heíll sometimes wear a black trench coat, usually only buttoned when itís warm. The coat is a little different than most as when it gets to the waist it splits into 6 flaps, two sides, 2 in the front, and 1 in the back. He wears a pair of very dark gray pants which are held up by a white belt with a belt buckle with the family trefoil on it. His boots are black with black laces and they go up to the middle of his calf with his pant cuffs tucked in and with straps around the shin parts to adjust its tightness. On his hands he wears a pair of black leather gauntlets that are padded with an extra layer of brown leather. Sometimes instead of the coat and tank, heíll wear a thick ribbed long sleeved shirt with the right sleeve ripped off. With a cape that resembles the one from his formal wear, but itís wrapped around his neck instead of hanging from his shoulders and itís ripped up a lot with holes torn into it like itís been used a lot.
Thereís one thing that never changes regardless of his wardrobe and thatís the hard wooden scabbard that is attached to the left side of his belt and a necklace. The necklace is made of a titanium-silver and holds a thick silver medallion and indented into one side is the design of a rose painted white. It holds lots of sentimental value because it belonged to his little sister who passed.
ē Kuro has incredible speed and master swordsmanship. Everything about him is fast, his sword swings, his foot work, and just his general body movement. Since he was trained since he was five in the way of properly using his rapier, he has conditioned his body for fast and swift strikes. Thanks to his sword being so thin and light, Kuro can swing/thrust it so fast that people with untrained eyes canít even see it. Even attacking at max speed will cause a strong gust of wind to follow. His footwork is other worldly, he can be yards away then a second later be right in front of you. His accuracy is so amazing that he is able to block high speed arrows cut falling leaves from the sky. When running his fastest all most people can see is just a black blur.
ē Shadow is very flexible and has an uncanny control over his body and center of gravity. Kuro can move swiftly and dodge attacks without even having to lift his feet off the ground. Being able even bend his entire body backwards 90 degrees with his feet still planted then pop right back up immediately. If heís thrown or even just tripped he can easily and quickly jerk his body into the right position to land on his feet and find his balance, leaving little to no opening while fighting.
ē Kuro is an Ethereal Elf and so he is more sensitive to energies than other elves along with having sharpened hearing. His hearing is very good, actually better than the average human, but he never expanded on this ability so it isnít as good as the average elf. He can sense any other living beingís ki as far as half a mile away but only if heís focusing. When heís not focusing he has a natural boundary of about 4 yards where any and all things that enter he will feel and know their presence. Even if Kuro is in a situation where he canít see anything he can know where everyone is exactly by feeling where they are. With these two together it is almost impossible to get a surprise attack on him. He can even sense that personís emotions through their ki so he can tell if some one is sad, happy, angry, peaceful, or dangerous. The longer Shadow hangs around someone, the more he can learn who they are from just their ki.
ē Due to Kuroís genetic affinity to both the light and darkness, he has a high resistance to lots of attacks of that nature. Small things like bright light wonít hurt his eyes and total darkness doesnít scare him. If Kuro is unable to put up his guard and absorb the light or dark attack, he will take a direct hit, but some of the edge will be taken off. An attack that would normally kill someone will be reduced to maybe just a crippling wound.
ē Though he has many impressive attributes, one thing he lacks is power. He has great power over his own body like; being able to do back flips, holding handstands, and holding himself horizontal by just his arms, but when it comes to using excessive force heís weak. It is the reason why he relies so heavily on his speed, making good use of fast punctures and slashes to important parts of the body than trying to hack limbs and disembowel. This leaves him at a disadvantage against those who use armor, because he lacks the physical force to break through it effectively. Though as an attempt to get around this heíll try to angle his blade under it and try to cut the person under or the straps that hold it up, but that doesnít always work.
ē Using many high speed attacks takes up a lot of Kuroís stamina. When fighting with lots of hyper speed movements at the most Kuro can fight for only about 20 minutes until he has to stop. His body gets really tired and his joints start to ache and hurt the more he moves. Leaving his movements sluggish and less accurate. Shadow then has to wait about 10 minutes or so to use his speed again. If he tries to ignore the pain and continue it can lead to bad bone fractures and torn muscles.
ē Kuro biggest flaw would have to be that heís useless without his rapier. He was trained in the way of the sword and nothing else. Hand to hand combat is not his forte. If he loses his sword he loses all his offense. He will try to run around and try to get a few punches in, but with his low power he canít do much.
ē The downfall of Kuroís light and dark power is that heís technically a giant battery. Any light and Darkness that he has absorbed throughout his life stays inside of him. He canít release any of it himself so itís like an untapped reservoir of light and darkness in his body. If any creature were to realize this then extract it from his body it will give untold amounts of power. The process is also very painful as the two have become intertwined with his soul. If enough is taken it can even kill him, but he'll have to be completely drained.
Though Kuro isnít necessarily strong, he has just one physical attack that can be called superhuman. His thrust, itís on a completely different level from all his other attacks. He can crush huge boulders or skewer holes through metal. The down side is that by adding so much power into the attack it has become much slower than his regular movements, slow enough for people with even average speed can dodge. Though Kuro keeps this attack back until the end as a finisher or his opponent has been worn down a little. He will usually use his feet and charge while attack to try to add some extra speed and higher his chance of landing a hit.
Shadow is an Ethereal Elf so he feeds off of energy. Specifically light and dark energy, however he doesnít need it to live, itís just the ability from his lineage. Normally he could take in both without a problem, but due to the experiment his father performed on him, his reaction to darkness has changed. If he were to absorb some now it will make him feel sick and uneasy. The light makes him feel good and healthy he can add the energy to his stamina allowing him to fight longer. Though he can take in almost a limitless amount it must be spread out, he canít do it all at once. Itíd be like trying to swallow a whole apple. His body wonít take it and his heart can just stop. If itís like a physical attack he has to use his blade or any part of his body to absorb it, but he has to be ready he canít get caught off guard and still feed. If itís airborne like someoneís emitting aura he can suck it in like smoke, but heíll have to get within a few feet of them. Kuro can even absorb the energy from light of the sun or the darkness from the new moon, but the amount of energy that is actually produced from these are very menial.
Kuro himself cannot shoot any kind of energy blast nor do any magic, so all this energy comes from Riko. His energy is finite so there are only so many shots he can fire. Shadow releases the handle and then holds onto the knuckle guard. Then by placing his index finger on the front quillon, which looks like a trigger of a gun, the rapierís blade reforms into a more cylindrical shape, about 10 inches long, making it look like the barrel of a gun.
Either a fist sized or basketball sized blast that comes out of the barrel. The first being used for menial things like lighting a fire or something and the latter is for enemies. About enough to cause enough blunt force trauma knockout someone unconscious. Takes up 1/20 of his energy or 2/20, so 20 or 10 shots can be fired before running out of energy.
A higher density blast, can completely level a small house and has a high probability of death unless his opponent has a high resistance. Takes ľ of his energy, so 4 shots only. A stronger alternative is one that takes up about Ĺ of his energy and packs enough fire power to take out a tank.
His strongest attack, a guarantee to kill his enemy and completely disintegrate them. A Good example would be it can successfully annihilate three military tanks. A blast thatís about 20 feet wide and will leave the earth torn up 100 feet back. This attack takes a heavy price to pay however. It requires Riko to be at full power, but also needs to take a considerable amount of KishŪroís life force as well. Meaning it can make him passed out, put him into a coma, leaving him defenseless. It might even kill him depending on the situation. Also Riko is very cautions about letting Kuro use this attack because of its devastating force. He wonít let him use it unless itís to protect the lives of others, if itís just to protect himself then he wonít comply with the attack. He believes that if Kuro is really in trouble the Ki Cannon is enough.
The only thing that can recharge Riko is time, so if he runs out, Kuro will have to wait a while before using his energy again. Itíll take about 12 minutes refill about 1/20 or an hour to refill ľ. However there is 1 major flaw about this technique, KishŪro is a swordsman not a gunman, he isnít that accurate in shooting. Anything farther than about 40 feet he probably canít get a hit.
As the reincarnation of light and dark Riko can perform acts concerning these two.
ē One thing he can do is able to release a white light from the tip of the blade. It can be a small light that will allow Kuro to see where heís going a blindingly bright flash that it can be seen from a mile away. It doesnít really do any physical damage unless his enemy the type that are just weakened by light or have sensitive eyes. During the day Riko can do this an unlimited amount of times but at night he can only keep the light on for about 20 minutes of just do 20 flashes.
ē There is also a darkness equivalent to this. Riko will start sucking all the surrounding light and in a closed space of about 60 feet it will become shrouded in complete darkness making everything solid black. At day and night he can only make it last like 10 minutes but during a new moon he can make it last as long as he likes.
As he sleeps Kuro can have premonition of what will happen in the future. It usually doesnít go passed what will happen in the next 24 hours. It can be anything from just hearing sounds and voices or having visions of places or people. This doesnít have any practical use in battle though as these visions only come to Shadow in his sleep.
Dearly Beloved (Extended Version) Ė KH 2 Soundtrack (
I Wonít Back Down Ė Tom Petty (
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Tears in Heaven Ė Eric Clapton (
Song w/ lyrics
One trait that Kuro has that surprises many is how humble he is for a Prince. He was brought up to see everyone as an equal, whether theyíre poor or rich, all beings have a worth. He prefers it if people not bow down at his feet, but he also refuses to kneel to those who think they are better because of being born into wealth. Even to kings of other countries Kuro will not bow to unless he is shown something in them he acknowledges as great. Kuroís father taught him that you canít lead the people unless you know the people and that as the next King of the land it is his obligation to help the people to the best of his ability. When Kuro was young his father would take him all over the continent in attempts to make him better understand how life is for his countrymen, this has made Shadow a lot more used being around different cultures. The one thing that he regards as a good quality that deserves to be respected in all is intelligence. A man can have not one dollar to his name but if heís wise Kuro is more than willing to show his respect and kneel.
Kuro is a very caring person that does whatever he can to help, even with strangers. He isnít an insecure individual, he is actually quite confident in who he is and how he looks, but some things do get to him. Because of how he looks like he does tend to scare some people with his dark presence and it does make him feel bad. Though it just tends to be children whom he scares he will tend to look happy and smile a lot to ensure no one is made uneasy. He usually has a strong muscularly toned voice, but would rather speak with a softer and gentler voice when talking to normal people. He doesnít use his real voice unless itís a serious time where he has to make his presence known.
Due to his sensing ability he knows when someone is distressed or not feeling well and heíll sometimes come up to them to help. Though because of this Kuro might find himself butting to far into other peopleís problems at times, when he should just mind his own business. He is known for his random acts of kindness that he will do for strangers. He does these good deeds mostly to repent for the many he has killed and believes that if he doesnít he doesnít deserve all the good things that he has in life.
Kuro likes becoming friends with lots of different kinds of people. He knows people of lots of shapes, sizes, colors, cultures, races, and species. Riding around with his father while he was young he got to see lots of different people with strange cultures, and during the Ether Wars they all came together. Kuro is very open-minded and is interested in learning about others, he doesnít like turning things down especially if itís important to their culture.
One flaw in Kuro's personality is that he has a low opinion of himself. That's not to say he has no self-confidence or is insecure, but he does get a feeling in himself that he's not important. He'll most of the time put other people before himself, leaving him sometimes sad and depressed. This would be a big problem, but he takes solace in the fact he helped someone. Kuro's has a strong belief that All beings have a right to live. Be they man or beast, something he calls the Right of Life. If he sees someone die or he fails to protect someone, he will become distraught and angry. From his past Kuro has killed dozens of dozens of people in war and will sometimes reminisce about these bad memories filled with sorrow, making him feel distant and eternally sad.
If itís one thing that Kuro hates in other people itís stupidity and arrogance. A good way to get on Kuroís bad side is if you just act like a selfish stuck up brat. Shadow is always looking out for others and protecting them so someone who puts others in danger will really agitate him. He isnít afraid to call people out on these flaws and even get into an argument, but Kuro will never throw the first punch. He will just be a lot more smart-alecky to that person and if angered enough, will throw an insult or two at them.
Kuro will only raise his sword in order to protect others from harm or in self-defense. Battle is no stranger to Kuro and so he knows all the horrors that things like war will bring. After losing his loved ones in the Ether Wars, he vowed to never kill again. He thinks that all life is precious and every being has a right to live, whether they are human, elfin, an animal, or a monster; they deserve a chance to change and repent their actions. So now when he fights he does so to make sure there arenít any casualties on either side no matter what. Heíll use tactics like disarming opponents and forcing them to stop, like say stabbing through the joints so they canít move. Heíd much rather lose an arm or puncture a lung before he causes another person to die.
Though may not be a very sexual person, he does like women. He is a perfect gentlemen when it comes to regular girls, but with women who are warriors Shadow will treat like any other person. His past has made him view women as companions, but not really of objects of lust or any kind of love other than plutonic. Generally though, Kuro is fonder of nice, gentler, caring women who help others since he gets along better with them. Though he may feel for those who are rougher and more aggressive in nature, but still a nice person who cares for others. Things like nudity donít affect Kuro very much at all, either positively or negatively from either sex. Specifically women with silver hair or silver eyes remind him of his little sister, which will fill him with feelings of sadness, grief, and guilt. Depending on likeness Kuro may feel something like a wave of emotion to even break down and shed tears.
In the far past on the planet Tierra, 6 great celestial gods came to the planet, each representing the elements, they created life on the planet. Once done, they left leaving beings in their image, free to do what they saw fit with their new world, these beings are called Kailums. A Kailum is an elfin angel/demi-god. However the light and dark gods both decided that since darkness was so easily corruptible, the Darkness should become one with the Light, forming Lunasol the Kailum.
Millenniums passed and civilizations became more advanced, Lunasol became bored and decided to walk among the mortals by reincarnating himself within an elfin baby, named Kuroshiro, then a War started in the continent Kamiriku(land of the gods). The war started once a set of mountains was discovered to hold within them tons and tons of precious metals, a large portion of it being Silver, starting the Silver Wars between the tribes of Elves in Kamiriku. After about a decade of war Kuroshiro then ended the fighting, and united the continent. Ruling his own country named Luzombra and having treaties with the other countries, bringing peace.
Now Luzombra is a nation in a continent that takes up the center and west coast, but to the North, South, and East there were formerly opposing nations that fought against each other during the Silver Wars. Off a few miles from the west Coast there is a great mass of small islands that are inhabited by Merman Elves that also took place in the war. Now they all live at peace, but none accepted being part of nation, instead choosing to keep their own laws and becoming territories.
As Kuroshiroís physical form passed away, he left a reincarnation oh his energy in the form of a fairy within the sword he used during the war and a son, Kuroshiro Xorishik I who holds his blood lineage. KishŪro then found that he accidentally started a whole knew race of people, called Ethereal Elves, beings that are able to eat certain energy (in this case light and dark). It was then decreed that the Kings of Luzombra would only be all able to have 1 male offspring (since the power is only present in males), in fear that this would spread to the people. However being an Ethereal Elf isnít present in all offspring, it only happens to a small percentage of people every few generations. So as a tradition, if a son is born as an Ethereal Elf they are named Kuroshiro Xorishik.
Now, as fate would have it, Kuroshiros are only born when thereís a crisis or thereís about to be a crisis. So eventually people started thinking of the Kuroshiros as god send people who would help save the world, but there was a prophecy that one of them would cause the downfall and destruction of the entire continent. That almost came true when Kuroshiro IV, Kuroís great grandfather, was born and became corrupted with darkness. His last battle was fought where excavations during the Silver Wars had taken place and with his death came a great atomic explosion. Decades later a few years before Kuro was born some scientists came to that area to do some excavating and they discovered in that area a new substance called Ether. Originally doctors tried to use it to aid in medicine, healing the injured, and curing diseases, but they soon found it would bring more trouble than it was worth.
(Note: the reason why the Bio is going to be so short and crappy is because I plan on writing a whole story about this character and I donít think I should write every detail since a lot of the ideas I have now I might change later anyway. So if you like my character and maybe have an interest in reading my story donít keep reading)
Kuroshiro Xorishik V was born in the year 518 of the continental calendar, son of King Rodalphus and Queen Jasmine. Soon after birth though Lady Jasmine dies of birthing complications and so it was just Kuroshiro and Rodalphus. Rodalphus would regularly go on trips around and outside the country and would occasionally take Kuroshiro with him. In 521 Kuroís little sister was born out of wed lock by another mother, but they accept her since women cannot be an heir to the throne anyway.
The first time Kuroshiro ever went out of the country was when he was 8; they traveled south to the Swampland. There he met his first important friend 9 year old Leona Noxel. Later that year he travelled to the West Coast Islands and met Brollik Killbrox. Near the beginning of the next year to the big mountainous north, this has two great tribes of people living in it. During the trip Kuroshiro met Rayu Xaruy and on the way back home from the north they find two girls one being 7 and the other 11. They were orphaned and with no shelter the King allowed for them to stay with them at the castle and live there for free if they worked there as servants.
Years went by and Kuroshiro saw his friends a lot and they would sometimes come over too. But then when Kuroshiro was 10 his father started conducting experiments on him with Black Ether that changed him physically. He lost his white hair and white star eyes and they turned solid black, he also had to be kept in the dark so his skin turned pale. His old friends ran from his from his frightening disposition and changed personality. That's when he just went by Kuro or Shadow.
Later on slowly one by one the leaders of the other nationsí leaders started dying off, so Rodalphus kindly took in their children in since they were too young to lead their countries. Then finally the region united into one country, except the thick jungle and underground nation of Dark Elves in the east. The children got along well with Kuro and they became the friends he really needed.
Then the war started and the land was taken over. Kuro was gone for an entire year then came back to find the country in ruin. The Rebellion fougth back, Shadow helped out and learn how to be a leader. The war lasted a couple of years and many friends were made and lost, trusts were made and destroyed. By then end Kuro was asked to take the throne, but he refused saying he isnít ready. He left his country over the seas in search of new lands and to become a more suitable king for his kingdom. It's been a year since he's been gone and his journey is just starting.
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