RP: The World Spun Backwards: Reboot
Name: Yuki (Born: Sofia Nevsky)
Gender: Female (Technically could appear either, but almost never appears as male)
Species: Fox spirit (North-Eastern Siberian Clan)
(Feel free to just skim any of this, it's a little lengthy)
Appearance: Almost always appears as a 5' 6" female human, around age 19, with pale skin, white hair, and bright, almost glowing, blue eyes. When alone or with those she knows, she allows her tails and ears out, though around strangers and when traveling she hides her tails. Despite her age she has difficulty controlling her ears, and when she loses focus, is surprised, bored, or exerts a lot of energy, they tend to pop out. As a result, she almost always wears a hat when traveling. Her canine teeth are also noticeably larger than they would be on a human. She wears the traditional clothing of a miko* in respect for her actual duty, with the fairly out of place addition of her sword (something that frequently caused whispers in her early travels in Japan, many believing her to really be an assassin). She wears a small, teal beryl stone on a string around her neck, a sign of the contract as well as an indicator of if the current village head is alive or not (should he die the stone would shatter, signifying the end of the contract). When she is angry, becomes very distracted, or is in combat her clan's markings appear on her face as a pair of curved, gray stripes running from the sides of her jaw to the outer edge of her eyes. The wind spirit attached to her soul appears as a young girl with black hair and brown eyes, though she is only visible to those who are very aware of such things.
Personality: Yuki tends to appear very calm and gentile when in a normal situation. While alone she can occasionally appear to be muttering to herself as she bickers with Tsubasa over some inconsequential issue. At times she can be rather awkward, and she often acts much as she did while she was still human when around others. Needless to say many customs and words have died out over the last 900 years, and such things can occasionally raise a few eyebrows, more in confusion at her dialect than anything. She also believes herself to be more powerful than she really is, forgetting she is no loner on her land, something that has caused her trouble on her long voyage. Her personality does do a 180 in serious situations, however. She can become extremely cold and calculating, and those who first see her like this often believe she is without emotion. She is also somewhat afraid of dogs, seeing as she is a fox after all.
Skills: She is skilled with her sword, though her attacks are mostly offensive based, and she tends to struggle when forced to defend. She can use her sword to channel her spiritual powers, since it acts as an guide and amplifier. This is used to make a distance attack, by forming her energy into a blade and using the sword to direct it at extremely high speed towards her enemy. She is also capable in more traditional spells, which while more powerful, are complicated and comparatively time consuming, so she has a habit of not using them unless out of options. In addition to this she is trained in traditional medicine, though the lack of familiar herbs and ingredients outside of Eastern Asia causes her to struggle with this. She can use her powers to teleport herself and others, however it is extremely difficult for her to move more than one person (due to their spiritual wavelengths being different), and doing so would leave her her completely exhausted afterward, and if done over a long distance or with a large number of people it can knock her out for a month. Just doing it for herself or just to another person, on the other hand, is fairly easy and not particularly tiring. As a result she does it quite a bit. Being off the land she is contracted to, her powers, while very polished, are no greater than any other fox spirit. While still strong without it, when she looses her weapon she tends to struggle in fights against those close in strength to her.
Possessions: She keeps very little on her person, apart from her clothing and hat. Her sword is a traditional looking in katana in appearance, with a red sheath and white hilt. The blade itself was crafted by a powerful spirit in the 14th century, does not rust, and is nearly impossible to break.. It lacks any other real powers in and of itself, most of its strength coming acting as an exceptionally good channel for the owner's spiritual powers. She also carries a tanto with the same pattern inside of her shirt. As such, it varies in use from person to person. Because of this, the blade cannot rust. Around her neck is the teal beryl stone given to her to signify the contract between her and the village head's family. It is tied around her neck with a white, silk piece of cloth, and is in the shape of a polished ring. She carries a small kit of medicinal herbs and other simple medical supplies for emergencies. She has a decent amount of gold and precious stones given to her throughout her 900 years at the shrine as tributes. She uses these to pay for her travels when she cannot live off the land, mostly in the barren north. It often appears that she has an unlimited supply of dried foods stashed in her clothing, as she is often seen snacking on them.
*For those of you with actual lives: Exact translation varies, usually priestess, female shaman or shrine maiden. " The traditional attire of a miko would be a pair of red "hakama" (which are long, divided trousers), a white "Haori" (which is a "kimono" jacket), and some white or red hair ribbons." http://upload.wikime...40/Hihakama.JPG I know, Japan, hush.