Saria Future Regrade [WIP] Sept 14, 2016 19:34:38 GMT -5
Post by Raitsume Saria on Sept 14, 2016 19:34:38 GMT -5
__Q U I N C Y__
The Monk of Destruction
On The Surface___
Name: Raitsume Saria
Height & Weight: 5' 11" and 160 lbs
Hair & Eyes: Hair dyed hot pink (brown is natural color) and amber eyes.
Physical Description: Saria has the muscular and toned build of a professional athlete though at the same time is a bit slender due to her high metabolism, particularly around her arms and legs. Her skin is pale due to her Irish heritage while her Japanese heritage is shown primarily by her natural brown hair she's allowed to grow down to just above the middle of her back. Typically however she keeps it dyed pink but beyond that its largely kept unkempt but clean. Its thick but smooth and small clumps of it curl off to the sides. Her amber eyes generally have a sharp and sly look to them as if she's always looking for an excuse to enjoy herself.
Quite often Saria will speak in a loud voice but overall she speaks in a confident and silvery manner. Her scent is that of sakura pedals and sake with a slight earthy smell beneath that. Her skin is rough and calloused but generally kept clean. She also feels warmer than the average person.
Spiritual Description: Saria's reiatsu has a pink tinge to and the ferocity of a storm. It always seems just barely in control at best but always ready to run wild. Its not always an unpleasant feeling depending on her mood however as it can range from the feel like a party is about to break out when she is in a good mood to a pressure as if a natural disaster such as a tornado is about to break loose when she is in an aggressive mood. The scent is faintly spicy like that of wild herbs.
Dominant Hand: Left
Clothing Style: Saria typically wears modified versions of the standard Miko uniform. The shirt is typically white with a thick collar and thinner sleeves than the norm. The leggings are similarly less baggy and are a darker gray. The outfit is held together by a long ribbon tied around her waist with a golden bell in the front of it. Finally she wears a string of thick black prayer beads around her neck.
Poise: Saria almost always appears very relaxed and sure of herself. She usually stands up straight but moves smoothly and fluidly and shifts her body with what generally appears to be minimal effort. She also has a habit to lay back when the opportunity arises.
Behind The Eyes___
Personality: Saria is the type that likes finding a bit of fun in everything whether it be running the family temple, fighting, or even tracking down Hollows. It is not easy to kill her mood for long as she finds life to be too short to spend it moping about. She's not all fun and games either however as she is very protective of people in general and not likely to abandon those in danger. This comes from both a strong sense of duty and strong respect for human lives and their well being.
Most of Saria's motivation comes from her strong belief in her family's goals. In particular her family was one of the few Quincy families during the Culling that actually wanted to find a peaceful resolution with the Shinigami. Much of this good will has deteriorated due to the acts of genocide that Shinigami have committed however and though she was taught that the Quincy should in fact seek a better method, she was also taught that the Shinigami were effectively an enemy to the well-being of mankind as well. A belief she holds strongly but by the same degree she has little desire to engage in war with them. Simply she is strongly suspicious of them and will more than willingly engage in a fight against them if she feels she has cause to do so.
Her primary goal is to create a safe haven for all involved with the spiritual world and to find a method for her Quincy powers and that of others do not have to destroy the souls of those they kill. Its been a task involving many years of research in her family and many failures. One that has left their family as outcasts. She hopes that in succeeding in this goal that there will no longer be any further excuse to engage in further acts of genocide and expose the core of Shinigami leadership as the bloodthirsty, corrupt and arrogant force that she believes they are and to give humanity a stronger defense against Hollows as a whole.
- Decisive - When it comes to making a decision Saria is very quick to act. It may not always be the right decision but its rare that she'll get things wrong by waiting too long. Its a skill she has picked up during her training and multiple battles.
- Energetic - Its difficult to drag down Saria's spirit and she'll often be the first one to try to uplift the spirits of others in one form or another.
- Generous - Sharing is caring as some say and Saria is willing to share a lot with others whether it be food, drink, her home or helping others through their problems.
- Righteous - Saria has a very strong sense of what she believes to be right and wrong and will quickly act on what she feels is right especially when its to the benefit of others.
- Sincere - Honesty is a virtue that Saria holds strongly. When she says something she generally means it and does not often lie. At the very least if she does lie she'll make the truth known soon after.
- Aggressive - Violence is often considered a quick solution to problems whether it be in response to someone just being a jerk or a legitimate threat, punching them through the face seems like a legitimate solution to the problem.
- Blunt - Saria lacks tact when it comes to giving the truth and she can be quite brutal in her opinions. It isn't wise to ask her a question that may have an answer you don't want to hear unless you in fact want an honest answer. Even then she won't even make the slightest effort to sugar coat it.
- Compulsive - Not a whole lot of thought goes into some of Saria's decisions and she can be prone to lunge head first into danger or to do something likely to have negative consequences without much a second thought if she feels something will be more interesting that way.
- Stubborn - Changing Saria's mind on things can be like talking to a brick wall. She is steadfast on her points of view and is unlikely to change her mind on much of anything.
- Vengeful - When wronged, Saria always feels the need to get some kind of revenge even if its something as simple as a practical joke. She won't rest until she has the last laugh.
Strength Of The World___
Quincy Power: Maneki Neko Tsukimono:
By drawing reishi into a silver Maneki Neko pendant that Saria wears, she is able to transform portions of her body into a more feline-like state. In this form she is able to invoke spiritual abilities representative of the Maneki Neko. More specifically her left hand holds the ability to draw things into it as if she is inviting them towards herself while her right is able to repel things. Combining the two abilities together allows her to try and force things to stop or broken apart based on how she exerts the two combined forces.
Spirit Weapon and Cross: Saria's weapon is a mallet of varying size based on how much spiritual power is flowing through it. The hammerhead portion is almost comically large compared to the handle with the two ends being round and slightly larger than the rest. Once it takes full physical form it appears to be made of brown varnished wood with two golden caps on each end. She is incapable of rapid fire with it but it can be used in melee or thrown for a large explosive impact.
Her cross is a silver chain with a silver Shinto shrine archway hanging at the end of it, representing her family's departure from normal Quincy traditions and more a shift towards Shinto ideals and beliefs. The chain is thick and heavy enough that it could be wrapped around the arm well enough to block at least normal blades.
Current Allegiance: Exiled Family
- Saria's Birth (May 6th, 1992)
- Kuari's Birth (Brother) (August 12th 1993)
- First Hollow Encounter (December 1998)
- Quincy Training Begins (May 6th 2000)
- Early Graduation and World Tour (2008)
- First Solo Fight Against Hollow (October 31st 2009)
- Join Up with Kuari to hunt Hollows (August 20th 2010)
- Return Home (May 6rh 2012)
- Parents Die in Attack on Karakura (Early 2014)
History: The Raitsume family has always been a bit eccentric but there was no time this showed more than prior to the Culling. Where most Quincy refused to even humor the Shinigami demands that they stay out of spiritual matters, they were hoping to push for a compromise. A way for them to be allowed to protect themselves without destroying the souls of Hollow. However given that most Quincy felt Hollow didn't deserve forgiveness this idea wasn't at all popular. Even after the events of the Culling however they have still held to this ideal though still have the common hatred towards Shinigami for their actions that day. Despite this their unpopular opinion eventually earned them an exile but they still continued to pursue their ideals, engaging in independent research in pursuit of their goals as they found none others willing to help them. In pursuit of this research they built a shrine dedicated to the Maneki Neko as a base of operations and a place of sanctuary. A temple that still operates to this day.
It was at this temple that Raitsume Saria was born and where the Raitsume family still operates. Unfortunately much of the family has abandoned the path of the Quincy entirely or been killed but those that still follow the Raitsume family ideals still reside here. She however is the first mixed blood of the family with her mother being native Japanese and her father being from Ireland. Her father took on the Raitsume name and though not a Quincy, he had demonstrated some strong spiritual talent as well. Saria was not an only child either as her younger brother, Kuari, was born the following year.
For the most part Hollows weren't a threat to Saria and Kuari due to the protection they were given by their parents. Unfortunately no protection is perfect and when out on their own playing during the winter of 1998 they encountered their first Hollow. It was a large hawk-like Hollow that hunted its pray in much the same way as a hawk and constantly dived and clawed its talons at Kuari in an attempt to lift him away. Saria however actually succeeded in keeping Kuari safe long enough for their parents to arrive by demonstrating an early talent for Blut Arterie. She was still far weaker than the Hollow as she was a child but in the end she just needed to buy enough time for her mother to strike the Hollow out of the sky with her bow. Since that day her brother stuck to her side like glue with a great fear of heights from the incident. While at time Saria found this annoying she cared for her brother and worked with him to try and help him get over his fears.
Two years after these events was finally the day she'd be taught to make use of her talents. She was placed in a special chamber in the temple's basement with high concentrations of reishi with little food or water and minimal instruction on how exactly to gather reishi. She would not be allowed out of the chamber until she could break apart a special box made of reishi that contained a key. It was designed to respond to Quincy abilities where one powerful enough to create a basic bow would be able to open it. Despite this process taking about a month and leaving her constantly hungry and on the brink of starvation she never once complained. In fact she was more cheerful than ever once she came out though perhaps overcompensating a bit for the harshness of the trial by always jumping on opportunities for new experiences without much of a second thought. She had tasted a sense of despair and decided instead of letting it break her to let it give her a new appreciation for living.
She however was not so pleasant about it when it was time for Kuari to go through this trial especially as he had the opposite reaction to it and was being dragged kicking and screaming towards the chamber. Saria however had vandalized the place ahead of time by blowing open the door with her hammer, her first real summoning of her spirit weapon. In the end her brother never went through proper Quincy training and instead went through more meditative lessons to take more after their father. Saria had to endure harsher training for a time however until she was ready to learn about the secrets of the Raitsume family. On her 14th birthday she learned about another room in the basement of the temple. A room dedicated to the Hollows that the Raitsume family had destroyed over the years. It was full of hollow wooden carvings in the shape of the Hollow they represented. Each contained a failure. An attempt to purify or capture the Hollow rather than kill them. Each a different method attempted and each with words stating the lessons learned. It was a memorial to spirits forever lost to the void that the family felt the need to atone for but each necessary to protect the lives of another. A cross that one day Saria would have to bear herself.
Saria took this knowledge to heart and made a promise to herself. As soon as she graduated from school and was skilled enough in her Quincy powers she would explore the world in search for answers that her family may have missed. To continue their experiment in hopes of being the one to achieve their ultimate goal.
That day came soon enough as Saria, after convincing her parents to give her enough money to get started, set out a bit after her 16th birthday to begin traveling across the world to find pockets of spiritual activity to learn from them and the Hollows encountered in the various regions of the world. She didn't encounter her first Hollow until 2009 while she was in the United States. It had thought of her as an easy meal since it had never encountered a human that could fight back before and to be fair it was a fairly powerful Hollow that was able to multiply itself. It was all Saria could do to stay alive and all she ultimately managed to do was send it running. It was a wake up call that she still had much to learn and that a little help was likely warranted. While she initially had bad luck in that department after about a year longer her brother, Kuari managed to track her down. As expected he never really acquired much in the way of standard Quincy skills but he did acquire the ability to manipulate wind. Something that proved useful in the days to come. Their partnership lead to her being able to more easily track down Hollows and pursue the family's goal more easily by gathering reishi samples after battles and tracking down spiritually sensitive to question them. Within a couple more years, they had enough information collected that Saria decided it was time to return home to see if she could put her newfound knowledge and skills to use.
So far her experiments have only produced slightly improved results in finding methods to rapidly absorb larger amounts of dispersed reishi. Unfortunately progress had been slowed as of late due to the death of her parents during the attack on Karakura, placing her fully in charge of the temple which created a new distraction as well as losing their knowledge and assistance. Kuari also left shortly after in an effort to improve his own skills as he felt helpless during the attack. This has left Saria alone in her efforts for a time. A time she's gotten through by fairly heavy drinking and going through quite a few hired assistants to help manage the temple.
Player Alias: Kuari, Raitsume, Saria
Do you want a grade?: Yes and I'm going to shoot for 1500 of course, but take what I get.
Were you referred by anyone?: Jian
Other Characters: N/A