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03-20-2006, 10:34 PM
yeah, I'm an old ZU'er. Just inactive now.
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: back again
Re: Character List
After 5 months, another upgrade.
Alias: Neko of Blades
Race explanation: A Neko is a cross between a human and cat creature(in this case a cat demon)
Hair: Semi-short black hair
Eyes: Left is blood red, right is gold. Both are cat-like
Weight: 120 lbs.
Height: 6' 0"(6' 3" if you count his ears)
Twin Swords of Kurenkento
: The Original twin short swords Kurenkento used that were given to him by his Mother, the Goddess of Temptation; Macha. After being separated by Sakuraneko and Zorlo, they have now come to the ownership of his son, Tsukineko. Having chosen him as their new master, the can change form at the will of their master to become virtually any sword/dagger-like weapon from a
to a Zanbatou, but must be used carefully as the weight increased/decreased in proportion to the size they assume. Indestructible and unwieldible by any other. Their hilts are engraved with a hunting tiger, its claws unsheathed and teeth bared, surrounded by forest with a ruby embedded at the end of the hilt. The sheaths are red with the black outline of a Neko wielding two short swords in a full charge; its arms held bent behind it, ready to strike. The Neko is in mid stride with a determined look upon its face. The blade themselves are double-edged and shaped perfectly to both slice and pierce with ease.
Necklace of 8
: Explained in skills.
Gate of Blades
: Tsukineko's most used weapon. Explained in depth in skills.
Shi no Kyoufu
: Magical black armor crafted specifically for Tsukineko by an armorer in the Temple of Macha. When not active, it take the form of black pendent emblazoned by a blooming rose in front of a full moon. When active, black armor completely covers his body (except his head and tail) in demonic, black armor. Black metal gauntlets cover the Neko's hands and forearms like a second skin while black, matching greaves cover his shins and feet the same way, both including curved blades along the arms and shins. Dark plate-mail covers his body, shoulders, and thighs almost like dragon scales with a Blooming rose on the chest and the full moon on the back. While activated, it gives Tsukineko a more fearsome, evil look and even makes his hair spike wildly during use. Made from the the pendent manifesting his pure shield energies into a physical form, the armor weighs nearly nothing and doesn't restrict his movements in the least. Activated by running his shield energy into the pendent, it renders his Wall shield unusable while in use, but protects him to the same degree. When inactive, it repairs any damage it has sustained on its own and can activate on it's own accord if It senses Tsukineko's life is in danger.
Starlight and Moonlight
: A new set of gauntlets and greaves crafted for him before he received The Shi no Kyoufu armor pendent. Starlight is a pair of Gauntlets that can link to his Necklace of 8 to help absorb elemental power and to help him focus elemental attacks. The fingertips of them have a small opening just big enough to allow His claws to extend through for use. Moonlight is a matching pair of greaves that have the ability to form a powerful shield that block the most intense of attacks once every few hours. The shield actives only if Tsukineko is nearly helpless, making it unreliable. Starlight and Moonlight are completely black with white, glowing lines running its length. Both are crafted for magically reinforced steel and will never break of rust as long as he uses them.
Strengths: Being half cat demon, he's stronger and faster than most humans and has a natural ability for magic. He has great running and jumping ability and can even keep up with horses for periods of times. His red eye can see magic disturbances(like when someone starts casting or charging a spell) and has increased its abilities to training. His close-combat abilities have increased greatly, making him a force to be reckoned with if you give him a even a moment to gain ground. Also thanks to his training, he has increased his stamina a bit, though not much.
Weaknesses: Even though he has the speed to keep up with horses but can't hold it for long during fights since it takes energy he needs to cast spells. Because of Tsukineko being half cat demon, he has a weakness to water elemental attacks and will dodge or block water first even if it leaves him open to attack. It's an instinctive reaction due to being a Neko. Tsukineko also has a fear of being engulfed or surrounded by fire because of an event in his childhood and can even panic to the point that he wouldn't be able to think straight in any way.
- One of the hidden abilities of those that carry the red eye of magic from Kurenkento's bloodline. It gives improved magical sight beyond the normal red eye, allowing sight to see magic hidden away then the normal sight couldn’t see and lets one see the caster form the magic before its casting, giving more time to react. When activated, the pupil shrinks and four black stars appear in the iris surrounding the pupil. Causes almost no drain on those with two red eyes and a tiny drain on those with one red eye.
- A wind manipulation style Tsukineko gained from her fight with Rika Kaza Oni. Thanks to her her, he learned how change the wind resistance around an object or person along with other things like forming the wind into cutters and manipulation of wind-energy attacks.
: Through study and hard work, Tsukineko learned to temporarily add special effects to his Wall shield. Noticeable by the color each one turns his normally clear Wall shield. His current Modifiers are:
: As the name suggests, contact causes tremendous pain, but no actual harm. Use turns his Wall Shield a light, see-through gray.
: Counters with a blast of concussive force when struck by an attack. The stronger the hit, the stronger the blast. Use turns his Wall Shield pale yellow.
: Changes the Wall shield to absorb the elemental power of a specific element, but becomes far more easily broken by the opposite element. Appearance differs depending on the element to be absorbed.
-This places a medium-strong shield to any direction. This shield can block powerful strikes like those from axes and boulders and middle level magics, but will shatter if hit with anything stronger causing damage and a good amount of pain to Tsukineko whether the attack that shattered Wall hits him or not. Since each hit weakens this shield, holding it too long will quickly drain him. He can also cast multiples of this to protect 360 degrees around him. This shield is his most versatile shield, able to be kicked off of or stood on even in mid-air. It can also be multi sized, from the size of Tsukineko's feet to the size of a large wall and while it can't be turned, it can be moved forward and back or allowed to free fall with gravity's pull, though not pushed over. Looks much like a sheet of glass under normal use.
- This very strong shield can physically damage back with the force it was hit with and will absorb most magic attacks to help fuel the shield itself. This shield is extremely demanding of energy, so it can't be used or maintained for long without the (unloving) help of the enemies magical attacks. Because of the way this shield damages, it's nothing more than a waste of energy against physically weak enemies unless they use a lot of magic. Recently, Tsukineko discovered that if a force were to overwhelm and shatter this shield, the backlash would stop his heart.
The necklace of 8
- A necklace of 8 crystallized elements. Each crystal can be used 7-10 times a day to fuel his various elemental needs, but takes a day to recharge on its own if fully drained.
Claws of power
-Basically it's his natural claws, but made as strong as steel by infusing them with magical or elemental energy. These claws can cut through anything a sword or axe could but causes a slow but steady drain of energy to use. He's also learned in the race to the Master of Combat to wield multiple elements at once and to infuse his gauntlets and even greaves with this same element though its more draining when used that way. He's beginning to use this less now due to his other learned skills.
-A Special attack created during the Master of Combat race in his fights with his clone and Boomer. He builds up a single hand with one or both of his solid elements (Ice and/or Earth) until it formed a spire around his lower arm with a very sharp point starting at a foot in front of his fist and slowly widening to the size of a basketball at the end. After which, Tsukineko then runs two or three more elements, most often Light, Dark, and
Wind before running full speed at his foe to attempt to impale them. Uses a huge amount of his stored Elemental energy and can't be used if he's already out of earth/ice element with no place to draw more.
Gate of Blades
- An inherent ability Tsukineko learned to unlock and use from a Gate Master while training to become a Mage Warrior of Macha. This gate produces any bladed weapon Tsukineko calls for, regardless of size or shape. The weapons are made of a mysterious red crystalline material that doesn't seem to break no matter what and are extremely light weight. The weapon(s) must drawn from the gate since only the hilt comes out at first and each weapon returns to the Gate if lost. The gate is blood red and forms anywhere the user wishes, but is based at the palms. Multiple weapons can be formed at an opened Gate if so desired. Tsukineko’s most called weapons are a set of single edged swords, a broadsword with a blade that much resembles his sister Sakuraneko's Tsukiyomi, and a large scythe Though other weapons aren't too uncommon.
-Special movement technique tuaght mainly to the best in the Temples of Macha, Priestess and Mage Warrior alike. Through minute build-up and release of bodily energy through the feet and legs, the user can almost seem to vanish from sight in high speed bursts. Can be performed in both mid-air and on the ground and becomes easier and less costly as one gains in ability. As a comparison, someone horrible with it might wear out after 3-5 times while someone extremely great with it might take 100's or 1000's of times to begin to tire. Tsukineko has proven to be exceptional at it though it is still new to him and takes several dozen to really feel it. Runs on Stamina usually instead of Magical power.
-Tsukineko gathers a ball of Elemental energy and fires it at his enemy. The more element, the bigger the ball and the stronger it is. If over powered, it’s likely to backfire and explode so if possible he never forms it bigger then a softball. He can also just slam the formed ball into a foe without launching it. Each element attacks differently.
Appearance: Wears black pants with red Scythe-like designs going up the side of each leg and a black, sleeve-less shirt with
on the back. Over this he wears a long, black, sleeveless Kosode with the symbol of the Mage Warrior force he commands, the flame with crossed swords that represents the 11th Unit. It open at the front to show his necklace and pendant and has two semi-hidden pockets on the lower front of it. On his hands and feet he wears the Starlight and Moonlight gauntlet/greave set. On the of his left and right hips, sit his twin short swords. Around his neck sits the Necklace of 8 and the Shi no Kyoufu pendent while numerous scars from previous fights decorate his arms, chest, and back with one running down his face across his red eye from a slash that came close to blinding him. He has an average but cat-like face with 3" long cat ears instead of human ears and inch long sheathed claws on each hand under his finger nails. Tsukineko is somewhat slim and not very tan even though he spends most of his time outside. His black, fur covered tail is able to reach up to his shoulders.
Personality: Tsukineko is a loner, mostly just roaming the countryside doing odd-jobs and looking for a place that will teach him more defensive and offensive spells. He's very curious of things to the point it almost did kill the cat but hasn't learn to control it much. Because of his low contact with people, it takes him a long time to trust anyone and will stop trusting them completely it they break his trust but will fiercely protect anyone he calls a friend(the main reason Tsukineko has a lot of his scars) and since he has dealt with insults his entire life, they don't even bother him anymore. Thanks to his dealings in the Alliance of Tasogare, the race to the Master of Combat, and has 5 months of training as a Mage warrior of Macha, he's lost most of his dislike of fighting and is even enjoying many of the fights. Even so, he still tends not to kill anything but animals to eat or unless he is forced to or believes it is justified.
History: Tsukineko was born to Sakura Yasashii, a human woman in a small village in the countryside. Because of what he was, Tsukineko and his mother were shunned by the village and even attacked on occasion by some but usually didn't do much too hurt the two of them for fear of angering Tsukineko's father and possible making him attack the village. At the age of 5, the village finally made the decision, they all decided it was time to get rid of Tsukineko and his mother and in the middle of the night they set fire to the house Tsukineko and his mother lived in. With his mothers help he made it out but she couldn't make it and died that night. Before she died she told him to leave the village and head to his aunts house in the close-by village from their house and don't come back. Run as fast as you can and you'll make it. This is the last time Tsukineko saw this village as the house collapsed on his mother and he started to run. After running for several hours, he arrived at his aunt's house where he collapsed and was unconscious for several days. When he awoke and remembered what happened, he vowed to never let someone innocent die because of what he was. He spent several years with his aunt helping out and learning his first magics from the village mage until this village started being violent toward Tsukineko and his aunt. At 12 years old he left the village fearing his aunt might also be killed like his mother was and started roaming from village to village, trying to learn new magic and doing odd jobs to survive, always leaving at the first sign of violence toward himself and the people he stayed with. Eventually, he found a swordsmen to stay and for the next 4 years he learned how to wield a short sword and move with a weapons attack to keep from getting hurt or to minimize injury. Over the years, through all the fights and training, Tsukineko learned how to fight with his natural claws and to strengthen them with his own magic power or that of nearby elements so that he could fight when unarmed or to surprise foes that are close to killing him. He also has started to learn a unique style of close range combat using both his claws and short sword to try and gain an upper hand against foes, but this is still far from being a great help. Due to this, he has acquired a great many scars for his trouble. Afterward, he roamed for another 3 years, looking for a place to learn new magics and improving old ones he knew until he, by chance, found an abandoned mansion. After searching through the mansion for anything of value, he happened to see the necklace of 8 on a dust covered pedestal. After picking it up, he quickly realized it was a trap and just barely made it out before the place collapsed. Believing he was meant to have the necklace since a normal human wouldn't have made it out before the place collapsed, Tsukineko decided to keep the necklace instead of selling it and has never taken it off since. Soon after, he discovered the Necklace of 8 holds elemental power to be used by it's wearer and slowly learned to draw out it's power with more control.
It wasn't until the race to the master of combat Tsukineko truly began to change. Having to fight against not only His newest comrade Zorlo, but the Elven warrior; Illdian, and the Meta-Goron; Boomer. Through a vast desert, across an ocean, over a mountain, He raced the others while wondering if her could truly fight the others. He made his way through a blizzard with the temporary aid of Boomer before meeting up with the others at the final hurtle, a poison Swamp. Making his way through, the battles commenced, not with each other, but first with a clone of them capable of using everything they can possible do with their powers. From this first battle, is were Tsukineko learned to use multiple elements, super-charge elements, and created the Hyouringeki attack. The next fight with Boomer taught him new ways to utilize his abilities and let him master this Hyouringeki. His bare loss at the hands of the Goron showed him just what power truly means and after a week of thinking, he decided for himself that he need to get over his dislike of fighting and become stronger. Both to strengthen himself and to be able to protect the one's her cares about and Joined the Temple of Macha's Mage Warriors under to service of Haineko, 'The Priestess of Ash and Flame.
It's been a little over five months since his defeat at the hands of Boomer, since his decision to change himself. It has been a long and painful road for the Neko after his training began, but his Priestess' beliefs of his potential proved true. Tsukineko has become leader of the Mage Warrior's 11th unit and gained a Name among those that know of him now. To some, he is respected. To others, he is feared as the powerful; "Neko of Blades" from his skill with his choice weapons and the unique Gate of Blades he now wields. Now he travels to catch up with old friends and Search of the Sacred Cathedral of Macha, a legendary place that holds power for those that can enter it. It is here that you rejoin Tsukineko in his life.
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