Name: Akaihane/ShemAril Concept: Half-phoenix wanderer Muscles: 6 (-2) Agility: 15 (+2) Brains: 12 (+1) Spirit: 16 (+3) Appeal: 10 (+0) Sum: 20 PP HP: 36 SP: 64 Reaction: 14 Physical damage: 4 Special damage: 9 Armor: 0 Skills Sword 15 (10) Concentration 16 (12) Leadership 10 (3) Use power 14 (8) Powers Spell casting (different energy blasts, fire elemental) (rating: 3 Cp: 4,5) SekiEn: 25 HP damage Hi no Tori: 25 HP damage ShinKa: 25 HP damage on all kinds of undead creatures only H˘En: 15 HP damage + 10 SP damage Soulwing: 25 SP damage Killing blast (soul/fire based) (1 Cp) Hane no Arashi: 25 HP kill damage to all creatures with a soul Aku Soku Zan: 25 HP kill damage on demons or purely evil creatures Shield (force field, fire elemental) (rating:1 Cp: 1,5) Kik˘tei: 5 HP, 1 Armor Shapeshift to Phoenix (3 Cp) Flight (Phoenix shape only) (2 Cp) Telepathy (2 Cp) Equipment Spirit sword, fire elemental (3) Advantages Animal companion (-1) Artifact (-2) "Immortality" (-2) Disadvandages Phobia (+1) Can't swim (+1) Short (+1) Flashbacks (+2) Sum: 50 CP Apparance: Human form: Akai is 23 years old, but looks younger and acts older. He have thick, red, kind of messed up hair down to his shoulders. He have dark green eyes and his ears are pointy like the ones of an elf. His cheeks are freckled, wich tend to make him look cute and harmless even when he is mad. The fact that he is very short, only 5' 2'', doesn't make things better. He always wears a white kimono with red lining and belt. The kimono is a bit too big for him and very old and worn out, but it's the only clothing he owns. Akai is lightly built due to his bird nature, almost even skinny. He relies on speed and mental power over physical fighting. Phoenix form: Akai can shapeshift into a phoenix bird at will. His general apparence as a phoenix can be described as a small and slender peacock or a pheasant with long neck. His plummage is mainly red and somewhat golden, but also green and yellow on the tailfeathers. On his head, he have a crest wich can be rosen when he is upset. His eyes are green, but might turn black if he is really mad. In his phoenix shape he is 1' 3'' in body and his total legth including tailfeathers is 3' 1''. The wings are long, slender and pointed, rather like a falcon's or a swift's than those of a peacock and have a spann of 3' 6''. The fullblood phoenix bird that follows him everywhere, Walim, is a young fledgling female phoenix of the Auri tribe that Akai once saved when he found her injured. The Auri tribe chose Akai to be her guardian, so he protects her, and she won't participate in any battles that might occur. She does have the power of resurrection though, even if it's rarely used and not fully mastered. Background: Akai's past is very tragic. His father, a human warrior, died in battle before Akai was born. His mother, a human - phoenix halfbreed (75%-25%) gave him the name ShemAril at birth. She raised him alone, but when Akai was three years old, during the war, she was captured and taken away and is presumed dead. Since Akai's mothers ancectors where from the Li tribe, he was raised there as an orphan. He was trained in swordmanship and sorcery by the tribe's elders. At the age of 14 he left the tribe 'to find his happiness' with the secret hope of finding his mother somewhere. After three years of wandering around the country, he found love. She was a phoenix - elf halfbreed (50/50) named SalwiThalil. Even though her mother was a fire phoenix, her wings and hair had turned a icy white-blue color due to her elf-father. The love between Shem and Salwi was true and intense, but after barely a year, the war erupted once again. Shem and Salwi fought side by side, but Salwi was killed and Shem was captured and trapped by the enemy in his phoenix form until the end of the war, eleven months later. (I have more details on this, but I can't possibly write them all down.) When he was finally released from the spell, he lost control and killed lots of creatures blindly to avenge Salwi's death. When he came to his senses, he woved to live rest of his life helping others to repay for his sins. He took the name Akaihane and since then he has been a peaceful, but tragical wanderer. Personality: Akai is a very polite person who respects all creatures. He is calm and collected and the only thing that really makes him mad, is if someone tries to harm innocent beeings. Constantly is he haunted by Salwi's memory and a deep feeling of guilt for what he has done in his past. He feels that he has no right to even be liked by an other creature and threrefor acts very humble, but sometimes he might even appear pathetic. He also believes it is for the best that no one loves him, and he is convinced he lost the abitity to feel love when Salwi died. When someone express their love for him, he will act really awkward, cause he is scared of hurting the person in question. If he gets exposed to the more chibi hysterical kind of love/friendship he might act clueless or just smile gently. He might be overprotective of those he care for, and rather puts himself in danger than anyone else. He rarely shows his feelings or even lets anyone know if he is wounded, cause he thinks it's nothing to bother them with. Furthermore, he fears to lose control of his actions again if he gets too upset, so he stays out of battle if possible. Akai has two phobias caused by his phoenix nature that keeps embarrasing him; he really dislikes dragons and water. If his life depends on it, he can sucessfully ignore theese phobias, but they are natural fears to any phoenix bird. Walim's personality: First of all, she can't speak the human language, so she can only communicate with Akai. She is still very young, may look cute, but can have a 'bitchy' temper. She is totally loyal to Akai - she adores him - and can be extremely yealous towards anyone who might want to steal his attention. Possessions: Owns nothing except for his clothes and the Suzaku Ken, his spirit sword. Goals: What keeps him going is what Salwi told him in her moment of death, that her last wish was for Akai to live on. His goal in life is to repay for his past by helping those who need it, and never make anyone sad again.