Thrope, Ly [HOLLOW] Oct 8, 2017 6:55:31 GMT -5
Post by lycaon on Oct 8, 2017 6:55:31 GMT -5
[ AT A GLANCE ]Age / Apparent Age: Ly spent 24 years as a human, 10 years as a demi-hollow, 500 years as a base hollow, 1000 years as a gillian and 1 day as adjuchas. 1534 years in total.
Height & Weight: Ly stands at 3 feet tall and 3 feet long from snout to tail, with a 4 feet long tail. Lys total weight is 150 kgs
Hair & Eye Color: Ly has no hair. His eyes are black with a blood red plus shaped pupils
Always follows through with a deal; Once Ly makes a deal he will follow it through regardless of danger or time it will take to complete. Alternatively, Ly expects the same of others or they will be hunted down and made to pay for their betrayal.
Semi-reasonable; Ly always looks for a reason in any action. Ly can be reasoned with to some extent, he could be persuaded not to eat someone if by letting them live he gains an even better reward. with that being said he will not attack or kill unless there is a good reason to do so.
Respectful; Though Lys life, as a human and a hollow, he has learned to be respectful to those with power over him. Mainly due to the reason they got into power be standing atop those they killed on their way. He also is highly respectful to those who earn his respect.
Loyal; If he swears his loyalty to someone he will follow their orders to a fault.
Vindictive; Ly will hunt down and mercilessly kill and punish anyone how he feels betrayed his respect or breaches a deal.
Anti-social; Although he will interact with a few people at a time, in large groups Ly becomes anti-social and develops violent tendencies.
Wary; Despite the other traits Ly is wary of everyone he comes in contact with. Although he will make a deal, reason with and show respect to others, he always expects betrayal. He is also very slow to trust, if it can be errant at all.
Loyalties: Ly has no current loyalties except to himself and his beliefs.
(489) Sold into slavery
(494) Killed the slavers and joined a mercenary band the 'Black dogs'
(507) Betrayed and killed in battle
(517) Succumbed to Encroachment
(1017) Advanced to gillian
(2017) advanced to adjuchas
[ ON THE SURFACE ]Physical Description:
Ly is a quadrupedal hollow that resembles a snarling wolf. His skin is mostly hollow white however has flakes of red giving it the look of being blood splattered all over his body, specifically his paws, claws, teeth and tail which are mostly blood splattered. Although he is not a large hollow he is built solid and muscularly. His snout consists of a sharp pointed nose and two rows of uncovered sharp teeth. Resting above the snout are two pitch black eyes with blood red plus shaped pupils that stand out against the white skull. His 30 centimeter ears extend back past his skull and stand out as they constantly twist around listening for threats. His neck is not thickly plated like some hollows, instead it has scales which allows him to turn his head 180 degrees to look behind him while still offering defense. His body is scaled like his neck, however, also has rib like plates surrounding his body that allows for speed and movement while still offering protection. His 4 foot long tail has the same design as his body, with the scales and rib like structure to make it a whip like weapon. the tip of the tail is a 30 centimeter long blade that can puncture or cut enemy caught in the swing.
Ly constantly shifts around on a look out for danger. His ears are shifting and turning listening, while he looks around if he's not in direct conversation. As he's on a constant look out for danger he often seems unfocused on whats happening right in front of him, although this is untrue. This behavior tends to make it difficult to talk to him, however, what makes it worse is how he speaks. When he speaks it comes across as if it is spoken though a low growl.
Lys reiatsu reflects the battlefield that he died in, and spent 10 years as a spirit. The reiatsu swirls with a darkness that feels like one could get lost in it. This pressing darkness is broken up with slashes of blood red cutting through, more often than not giving the illusion of his eyes staring out from the darkness. If that alone didn't unnerve the enemy, his reiatsu gives off the smell of blood and rotting flesh. If someone listens to his reiatsu they can hear the screams of 10 579 people dying and suffering, the longer it is released the louder the screaming gets. All of this only serves to worsen the feeling of fear that anyone who is touched by his reiatsu feels.
[ BEHIND THE EYES ]Personality :
Ly presents himself as more of a mercenary than the general hollow monsters. Although he will kill and hunt without mercy, it isn't a mindless process. Growing up in a mercenary band Ly learned to live life like a mercenary. Ly will be wary and suspicious of everyone he meets, always on alert for an attack or betrayal. This may comes across as nervous or unfocused as he shifts around but he has trained himself to pay attention. Much like the arrancars Ly is capable of showing respect to those more powerful and those that earn it. This is as much a survival tactic as it is politeness, respect the strong or be crushed. This respect continues to the most important part of the mercenary code, once a contract is agreed on it is completed.
Another aspect of growing up as Ly did means he developed limited reasoning skills. Generally He implements this skill when he is forming a contract or completing a contract, however, he can be reasoned with in a day to day basis. That is as long as he gains some sort of benefit from reasoning, if not it can turn into a fight or flee situation. Unlike other hollows this reason extends to fighting and violence, this relates back to his mercenary training, there is no reason to start a fight you can't win without a very good reason. Alternatively, there is no point in senseless violence or killing, he will not go out killing just for sport or entertainment.
With that being said, although Ly would gladly strike up a conversation with someone, or potentially a small group, he hates big groups of people as he feels crowded. When Ly feels crowded he tends to be less reasonable and more prone to violence, including performing a massacre, he will release his reiatsu first to warn and scare people away. This is one reason he generally avoids the larger city's. It is also why he tends to avoid joining groups too large.
Although Ly is naturally wary and suspicious of everyone he meets he can be incredibly loyal. Ly gave his human life to protect the only man he was loyal to, and would do anything he as asked to. He would like to find another person who could earn his loyalty the way Hiran did. However, this has not happened since his human death, until he finds such a person he will not swear loyalty to anyone. This loyalty has also sent him on a revenge mission which has yet to be successful, this failure to take revenge has festered and added to Lys desire for revenge and caused him to become vindictive to any betrayal, or persevered betrayal.
He is willing to start a conversation with people and will talk to them willingly as long as it is his choice, although, he will continue the conversion as long as needed if its in his best interest. Conversations can be difficult with him as he is always shifting and wears mistrust like a second skin. Not only will he clearly mistrust people openly, if he dosn't like them he is actively cold and harsh in the conversation. However, if he likes you he will be noticeably warmer in how he talks to them and how he acts around them. While being friends with him is a challenge, if you earn his loyalty he will go out of his way to help you out.
Human: Ly achieved a reputation for his skill in battle, this reputation earnt him the title 'Bloody attack dog.' He was in the front line of many battles and achieved a staggering body count. However, apart from causing death he left nothing in the world of the living but fear, a body, and his reputation.
Demi-hollow: he successfully evaded and even fought off a shinigami while he walked the battle field.
Base hollow: Ly formed a few groups, hunting packs, to help him hunt down his targets he was contracted to kill, or wanted to hunt himself. These targets included human, hollows, arranars, quincys and shinigami. Some of these groups dispersed after 1 or 2 hunts, however, most groups ended up being wiped out taking down the target.
Gillion: No achievements worth mention.
Adjuha: Ly has 2 main goals; The first is to finally track down and kill Prince, the person who betrayed him as a human and got him and Hiran killed, who turned into a hollow and fled the battle field. The second goal is to find someone else worthy for Ly to swear his loyalty to.
[ GUARDIAN ANGEL ]
Aspect of Death:
Trust: This is a complicated aspect as Ly is naturally not a trusting person. It was his trust in Prince and those around him that lead to his human death. However, he also needs to be able to still trust those around him to watch his back, not trusting those around him almost cost him his life a few times while he was human, and many times as a hollow. Ly sees everyone as untrustworthy and treats them as such, since his human death he hasn't even trusted those who fight beside him. However he has also put himself in more dangerous situations almost dying more than needed, all because he didn't trust others to do the job. He does want to find someone who is trustworthy but can't bring himself to trust truly.
Targets blood: Lys whole life has been nothing but pain and fear, and his power reflects not only his pain and fear but that of all targets he has killed. A liquid identical to blood leaks from all the blood stain spots that are all over his skin/plates/scales, specifically heavy on his claws, paws, teeth and tail. Simply the small of it alone gives most enemy's a pause. To actually touch it with your bare skin induces intense pain and fear.
[ LEGACY CREATED ]
Ly was born in a village that was constantly of the brink of extinction, starvation, exposure, illness, or the slaughter of consent wars. It was just him and his mother in the half collapsed house for 6 years. On his 6th birthday his mother took him into the local town, while still rundown, it looked like a palace to Ly, with roofs on every house and no crumbling walls. Ly was enjoying himself until his mother threw him into a slavers cage. As the slaver was paying his mother he screamed and begged her not to, she just laughed and turned away. He watched in horror has she used the money to book travel away from him, a one way trip.
The family he was sold to was the richest in a months ride. However, none of this wealth made its way to the slaves they brought. He had even less food to eat than he did in his starving village, his hard patch of dry ground was traded for sleeping in the pigs pen. Although that wasn't the worse of it. He was beaten at lest once a day. The reason for the beatings included; smelling like a pig, his stomach grumbling, he couldn't read, or the owner was board. Somehow he survived 5 years of this punishment before he struck back.
On his 11th birthday he slipped into the kitchen, got a knife than slaughter the family in their beds as they slept. He made sure they were all dead before he butchered their bodies and put their body parts on display all around the house. On his way out he stole anything of value he could carry and took off. Less than a month passed before he came across a mercenary band called the 'Black dogs.' Presumptuous name as a black dog symbolized death to any who see it. However he wanted to deliver death to people like the slavers, so he asked to join up, surprisingly they said yes.
For the next 13 years he trained, fought and lived with them. His skill and blood lust earnt him the title 'bloody attack dog' which he embraced with pride. He raised in the ranks as the years went until he was the leaders right hand, even outranking his own son. As the leader Hiran trained him to take over from him, his son Prince grew angry and often challenged Ly to combat, which Ly always won. There was a pending war, Ly voted to contract with one side and prince wanted to contract with the other side. After a debate and a challenge the band let Ly broker a contract with his choice. This pushed Prince over the edge.
He awoke to the sounds of battle. The enemy had invaded the camp. As the battle surrounded him Prince, dressed as the enemy, attacked Ly. Ly killed him and ran to help out the rest of his band. It became apparent that Prince had planed this betrayal, he had opened the gate, upon hearing of Princes death his supporters turned on the loyal Black dogs. The were put down after massive casualties and injuries. In the end, although the enemy army took casualties equaling more than half their army, Ly and everyone on his side died.
Ly tracked down Princes soul and watched it turn into a hollow. From there he spent 10 years as a demi-hollow, tied to the ground where he died. That is until he became a base hollow himself. As a base hollow he resembled that of an armored dog he attacked and acted like a stranded hollow for more years than he could possibly count. he really became just anything monstrous hollow.
Rise to Power:
After a long time as a mindless hollow Ly woke up from his battle sleep to regain his mind. Looking back at his monstrous actions he was revolted at how barbaric they were. As he returned to his senses he used them to live more like his old self. Instead of simply becoming who he was, he wanted to be better, more like Hiran. He followed his example and put together bands of hollows, though unlike the loyalty Hiran had, Ly ruled though power and fear as that's all the hollows responded to.
With these bands he took on contracts, pretty much all were kill contracts, and completed them like he did while he was alive. Although his group was quite often wiped out, he continued building new groups and taking on contracts. All the while still hunting Prince. He found him early on, but as he was still acting more like a hollow than himself, Prince escape. After than he worked from everyone from human, arrancar, shinigami and everyone in between, to kill; human, arrancar, shinigami and everyone in between.
As he continued to live he evolved to a gillian, and after so many years evolved to an adjuha. Like his base hollow form, hw was now much more predatory and with new abilities.
Call to Action:
In becoming an adjuha he has taken a further step away from the mindless hollow who he use to be, and further away from the monster who he could become if he fails to step up as a person. While he is still a hollow and wont try to pretend he isn't, he intents to step up and be better, he will try to continue on with what Hiran had taught him before they died. As he looks out across the empty desert, knowing the swarm of activity beneath it, he swears to be better than he was. He will carry on living for the sake of the Black dogs, he wont let their memory or their teachings die.
After being betrayed by his family and was sold into slavery Ly was contently mistreated and abused leading him to develop a mistrust for everyone and a building hatred for anyone but himself. This led him to be the suspicious individual he is, mistrust everyone and you will survive. This up bringing also meant he grew up without a concept of love or compassion. It wasn't until he turned 11 that he first felt joy, as he was taking his revenge and butchering his slavers, giving him his first taste of revenge. After he took revenge, and developed a passion for killing, he found and convinced a mercenary group, the Black dogs, to take him on and train him.
As he trained and grew with the Black dogs band he slowly developed trust and respect for those around him. He was naturally skilled with fighting and was taken under direct command of the leader Hiran, along with the leaders own son Prince. As Hiran was the first to treat Ly with respect, Ly held him in high regard and was the only person Ly was loyal to. After years of being in Hirans personal guard he absorbed the mercenary way of life, to abide by there own sense of honor, one of the most important ways was once a contract is agreed on it is completed.
Under Hirans guidance and training he became a known as the 'bloody attack dog.' He grew into a model of mercenary life. He was even announced next in line to command the band, much to the disdain of Prince. After a few months of training, including the importance of reasoning and keeping to a deal, Ly took over their Black dogs band and contracted them to an army at war. It was the night before the first battle when yelling and battle woke Ly up. Ly woke up just in time to dodge a sword swung at him. The enemy and he fought while all around him the sounds of battle thundered and the screams of the dying filled the night. Within minuets the night was filled with light as the camp was set alight, flames spread from tent to tent as the battle raged on and the dead filled the paths.
The fight waged on longer than Ly expected as the enemy was more skilled than expected, until Ly recognized the fighting style, it was Prince. To attack him in his sleep, to wear the enemys uniform, there were no words needed and no reasoning required. Prince was the enemy and needed to be killed. After Ly recognized it was Prince it was only 13 moves before Ly snapped his neck and let his body drop lifeless to the ground. Ly walked away from Prince, the closest thing had to a brother, without a second thought. Picking up his daggers Ly ran into the battle without a look behind.
Ly found Hiran and the other Black dogs defending the main camp, Jumping into the fold he killed 5 before falling into rank. The battle raged on before a break in combat give them a rest. It was than that the fate of Prince came to light, after that the tension between the band was thick. This tension could still be felt during the next wave of combat. It was than that Ly realized he made a mistake in mentioning Prince. After that the battle turned into a massacre. Half of the Black dogs, Princes supporters, turned on the rest.
The rest of the battle was a blur to Ly as he fought for his life, more on training reflexes and instinct than awareness or thought. When he came back to his senses he was standing amongst the dead while the battle raged on around him. He was standing over his own body as both the living and the dead continued to battled each other, only now there was something else on the battle field. This hollow resembled a giant snake. It was eating everyone in its path, and nothing anyone did could slow it down or cause it any harm.
It was only when a group of shinigami arrived that the hollow was able to be dealt with, after consuming many of those fallen souls. These shinigami than proceeded to send the remaining people to the next world. However, first Ly had to check on Prince, for if he still lived in some way he needed to pay for his betrayal. However, when Ly got back to his tent Prince was on the ground screaming as the chain in his chest degraded into nothing leaving a hole in his chest. Than he changed, he became a hollow, growing a white mask and strange body. He grew into a giant octopus, with claws at the end of each of his 8 tentacles. He moved to attack Ly but was unsteady on his new footing and missed. The arrival of the shinigami made him run away through a portal, meanwhile Ly slipped away from the shinigami and out of sight.
He vowed to himself that he would watch the battle field and guard it, for if Prince returned Ly would find away to kill him. So he walked the battle field, for countless days, watched over the resting place as people moved in, looted the dead or reclaimed loved ones. He watched as time passed, the unclaimed bodies rotted and the broken weapons rusted, still he stood guard. As Ly walked the field the chain in his chest grew and attached itself to the ground, one way or another he would always be part of.
A few times during his after life the shinigami, the same ones who killed the giant snake hollow, returned. most of those times Ly was able to run and hide from them. However, once they managed to find him, much to Lys regret it could hardly be called a fight. The shinigami was faster and stronger than he was. However, the shinigami was clearly new to the fighting style as Ly could easily out skill them in the fight. With his skill and their strength and speed it was a balanced fight with neither coming out on top. The deciding factor was when another hollow attacked them both. While the shinigami fought and killed the hollow Ly found a place to escape detection and wait for the shinigami to leave.
After 10 years of wondering the chain eating away slowly from his chest, Ly collapsed in pain as the chain fully ate away from him, leaving a hole in his chest. Then as he started changing he fell back into the battle sleep he did just before his death.
The battle sleep continued for a long time, Ly didn't know how long. Looking back he could remember what he had done in the sleep, now he would return more to himself than the monster he had been for years. For years he found nothing but the mindless hollows, he killed and ate them without hesitation or remorse. He even hunted in the human world now and than, looking for Prince always, as he looked for others who could still think. The first time he found someone who could think it was another hollow, after a little fight ending it Lys complete victory, they banded up to take on bigger pray. IT all worked out for a time, even building up their team to 10 hollows. Then they run afoul of an arrancar.
After the sand settled after the fight it was only Ly and the arrancar still standing, neither in much of a shape to fight or flee, so they spoke. That was the first contract Ly took since his death. the deal was help the arrancar kill another, and he would take Ly to were Prince should be. After Ly gathered another little hunting parting, forcing hollows into submission and servitude, they attacked the target. Although all his hunting party died they completed the contract and was to receive his reward. The arrancar would take him the Prince.
Although Ly was expecting to be betrayed the arrancar followed through with his end. Standing before him now stood Prince, along with 30 other hollows. Blinded by rage Ly attacked carelessly, although he came out unharmed, after fighting through the 30 hollows protecting him Prince had escaped. The coward ran away while his guards all got slaughtered. Although Ly followed as soon as he could, he escaped. Now Ly would have to track him down again somehow. Although from than he did start taking on contracts again.
He was hired by humans to kill hollows, hollows to kill arrancars, arrancars to kill shinigami, even by a shinigami to kill another shinigami. The bloody attack dog was back in business.
After countless years he ate enough souls to become a Gillian. it was a struggle to maintain control and not be lost in the many many minds living inside him. As he held onto his mind he took his time eating the strongest of the other Gillian he could find, gradually he found stronger and stronger ones. Over the countless years he grew stronger until he felt the change happening again.