I. Basic Information» Name:
Marek Cisza» Titles:
(None as of yet)» Age:
Appears late 20s, is actually over 300» Gender:
Sanguine Court/Unaffiliated» Appearance Written:
Marek is 5'11” and of a slender frame, pale and maintaining a stance of elegance. With perceptive red eyes and wavy shoulder length black hair reminecent of the shadows he dwells, he has multiple piercings in his left ear. He has no tongue and thus never truly speaks, so he always has a journal on his person. On his left collar bone is a scarred mark for ease of use for his blood seals.
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I. Personality Traits» Personality:
Marek is a silent and gentle man, an air of elegence in each step and a peaceful aura around him.Good: Gentle:
Marek is a very kind person, and puts an effort to not ruffle the feathers or harm anyone. Often times he will go out of his way to console another person, giving his best effort to empathize with and aid them. This gentle nature also shows with animals, him taking care of them in his free time. Artistic:
With a love of most arts, one could find him almost always displaying talent, whether it be cooking, sketching, or passionately writing, there is always a bit of flair to his actions.Dedicated
When he's set out to accomplish something, he gets it done. Marek becomes deadset on his goal, whether it is to get to a location, finish a project, or rescue a friend, he stops at nothing for it.Bad:Silent:
Wheter or not you would call this a personality trait it is an important factor. He naturally has no tongue as a Nightwalker, and as such doesn't speak. This can make communication tricky. He has a notepad he will use, but in the heat of combat Marek he cant exactly use it.Self-Destructively Selfless
Not to be confused as martyrdom, but very similar. Marek puts the needs of others above himself, carrying far more weight than he probably needs to to ease the burden of others. He will also take failures that may have not have have even been his fault to heart, pushing himself to improve.» Likes:
Most music, lamb dishes, almost every animal (has a pet lizard he spoils like royalty), writing» Dislikes:
Extreme loud areas, un-justified anger, poorly made food, people touching him randomly
I. Character History» History
Born into a Sueki house, silence was the default. The echoes of his home rang of loneliness, and as his family were all servants and hunters to higher nobles it was only amplified. He became spiteful and reclusive, showing affection to nothing”Why show compassion if I have received none?”
As Marek came of age he became a hunter as well, a natural talent for stealth showing in him more than much of his blood. There wasn't much else he could do than be a tool, angry and efficient, to the point he even scarred his collar to improve. On one of his many hunting runs, he was caught and approached by a Monsuta agent. While in fear of his life, whether by the Court or his captor he was surprised to hear an offer. ”We have a home for loners like you. Use your powers, and be something more”
Marek couldn't deny something like that, and immediately agreed. He was trained into an assassin, refining his skills to kill, and subsequently given several missions to promote both Monsuta's and his own “evolution.” After half a century of nameless marks he killed one that would change him forever. Taught to never ask questions and simply found and executed him, shadowing away before getting found. But before he could get out of sounds reach he heard a young woman's scream. Striking a nerve, he turned back, seeing what he could learn. ”A daughter? He had a daughter?!?!”
He spent 3 days, learning what he could of the man, revealing how much of a light he was to his family and home. Immesurable mouners arived, even community leaders.
The guilt felt like like drowning.
Monsuta never saw him return. Whether or not they assumed him dead he'd never know. Innocent lives like that never deserve death. Marek spent life from there remolding himself. Silently he seeks redemption, even through pain he would have penance
I. EquipmentŁańcuch Cieni
Marek's signature weapon and his tool to convey his night energy. It is lightly armored, able to block small blows or kido blasts and the claws are sharp and great assassination tools as close quarter claws. But that's not its full purpose. The Łańcuch Cieni's main ability is its small gold spikes. By using his night energy, the 5 spikes will detach and float as free form objects, launching at an enemy as a bullet or using one of it's abilities.Pieśń milczenia
His silence becomes all. By placing the Łańcuch Cieni's spikes in a circle around an area (Tier:10m at 4, 15m at 3, 20m at 2, 40m at 1, and 80m at 0 ) night energy absorbs all sound. It lasts until he calls back the spikes or they are other wise disrupted. Zepsute Kajdany
This ability shows itself as Marek light, his desire to protect the freedom of others. A shadowy circle forms around the spike, able to form on each one independently. This is a potent magic shield, able to block much stronger blows (a small cero perhaps)Uciskanie Kolców
Marek's Shadow. Desire of oppression to create pure order. When under the influence of his Umbra Form, the spikes radiate a much darker aura with gold undertone. On command, 3 ethereal chains spawn from the dart, able to extend outward. Marek will use them to bind someone in place, throw an enemy or pierce multiple enemies At will, several spikes will spikes will grow from the chains, giving additional ways to harm the enemy.
I. Natural Abilities & Skills» Natural Abilities: Stealth:
Between his bloodline and natural silence, he is an expert of espionage. Words of the Wordless
He has developed a unique ability to leave specific marks and words from unusual actions. IE: The blood splatter from him piercing their heart conveniently lands to spell “NO” or spilled milk will say “WOOPS”
I. Racial Abilities» Racial Abilities:
Blood Dependency:: All Sueki characters Are highly dependent on a constant intake of blood to survive. If this is ignored then the Sueki will start to age rapidly and turn to ash during the night of the 7th day without drinking blood. The withdrawal symptoms slowly start to becomes noticeable on the 3rd day and get worse leading up to the seventh when the Sueki will look about 100 years old. After drinking blood, the Sueki will feel full and no longer hungry then their body will gradually become more young over the same number of days they had not taken in blood.
- Sueki Influence: Sueki do not retain the original Soul State, draw power in the form of chi or use demon powers or abilities. The previous character is wiped clean though may keep their previous personality, history and general appearance. If you wish to keep a similar theme then you may, but do note that some changes should be made to accommodate the Sueki blood now within them. A carbon copy of the previous character will not be approved.
- Blood Rites
The Sueki live and die by the blood within their dark veins. Blood is not just a source of survival either. By taking blood and drawing certain patterns on surfaces, a Sueki can conjure a Blood Rite. These spells widen the strategic options a Sueki has in and out of combat. Upon finishing the blood drawing, the Sueki must then make contact with the pattern with their own blood and call upon the ability. This is often done by cutting the Sueki's own hand, feet etc and slamming them onto the pattern. A glow of darkness will emit from the bloody pattern and the spell is cast. Note that these patterns may be drawn upon the Sueki's own body. Some Sueki have even scarred their own bodies to create permanent patterns on their skin for easy access to these spells. The effects of a Blood Rite are increased in speed, size and strength (where applicable) based on the Sueki's Blood Rite skill. The actual pattern needed to be drawn is not specific and can be changed slightly so long as it fits the theme. The pattern also can be of any size, so long as it is distinguishable.
- Kumopu: The ability to cause the target to burst into an artificial veil of shadows and dash to another targeted location within a few meters at extreme speeds and reform back to it's usual form. A sueki will always be able to move themselves regardless of size.
This ability when used upon themselves is the Sueki version of Shunpo and Sonido, granting them similar speeds but with a shadowy visual effect. During the moment the target affected is a shadow, they become physically invincible, cannot be interacted with and they cannot physically attack until they have left the shadowy state. The state will only last between the jumping point and landing point and can only last for a maximum of 1 second per Blood Rite skill level and the distance is 3m per skill level. Sentient creatures and the user can determine the full length of the Kumopu and force it to end early, but objects cannot themselves.
Kumopu is generated by drawing the shape of a Moon. The image cannot be symmetrical.
- Kumitsu: The ability to cover the target in a veil of shadow that blocks off energy from the outside and from within. This allows anyone's energy that has been covered in shadows to become undetectable by people outside of the veil. This gives off a visible aura of darkness that hides their appearance so it's rather obvious that they are there. However, if used at night or in very dark places, the affected target becomes very difficult to see as they blend into the darkness around them.
Kumitsu is generated by drawing any image, but then drawing a circle around it. The image cannot be symmetrical.
- Kumotabi: The Blood Rite latches onto the darkness of shadows and of the night all around them, churning darkness around itself. After a few seconds of this the churning becomes an enveloping portal of shifting shadows that can expand and contract to hold multiple people. The size of the vortex is 10m in diameter for each skill level. A sueki may create this vortex on any surface but they must always remain in contact with it otherwise the portal will dissipate instantly, not function or pull anything in.
Once everyone has been highlighted by this ability, the user casts the Blood Rite a second time upon the pattern in the center of the vortex, channeling the vortex as the darkness pulls everyone within. This ability can suck in anything that is within the vortex and connected to anything that is currently in it so long as the entirety of the thing being pulled in can fit through the circumference of the vortex. This means a building could not be sucked into a small vortex just because the corner happens to be on it. The whole building must be able to fit and slip through. This does mean that verticly, there is no limit to how much that can fall inside.
Anybody that stands on the swirling darkness that isn't granted permission to travel by the user or denies their own desire to pass will not move at all when the vortex pulls.
During traveling, everyone falls through what seems to be an endless chasm of darkness lit by candles on black chandeliers. The distance required to make it to the other world is about a mile of falling. At the bottom is another swirling vortex that spits everyone out at the other end the other way up, so they emerge from the vortex head first and stop at their feet, standing. It is possible for a Sueki to force another person to move through the portal so long as their willpower is higher, but this requires triple the effort and can be fought against.
Quotability is generated by drawing a perfectly symmetrical image.
The actual age it stops at changes depending on the person and can be altered as Sueki may have preferences on how they look. There are some that even choose to look elderly. Whilst blood starved, a Sueki will always feel hungry for anything so long as they do not drink blood.
Mental Strength: Sueki have strong bodies to handle their blood but also a decent amount of mental strength. This allows a Sueki to last much longer than a human when faced with dizziness and effects that instill mild mental weakness.
Child of the Night: Being outside in the light of the moon or covered in natural darkness and shadow enhances the Sueki's body. This allows a Sueki to react faster, move quicker, think more rapidly and generally become much more aware and agile than if the sun was out. This includes the shadowy veil of Summit. Training and fighting in the moonlight or dark places enhances their potential and growth.
Dark Vision: Sueki are able to see in the dark. Everything a Sueki see's becomes black and white in darkness, allowing them to notice more when others cannot but also never lose sight of the shadows around them. Sadly, if a Sueki looks directly at a bright light then it shall momentarily blind them. Beyond this, Sueki are able to use darkness to track movement by focusing their mind on their prey. Moving in darkness is like being caught in a spiderweb to a Sueki. The stronger the Sueki is, the larger scope their influence will be.
Solar Frailty: Sueki have a very big weakness: The sun. They cannot come into contact with solar energy or sunlight otherwise the aging process within their bodies starts to rapidly react and they will die within ten minutes (or say 20 of the Suzuki's posts). This makes it difficult for Sueki to fight or do anything while the sun is out and have a disadvantage against solar based characters. (Hit a Sueki with sunlight 20 times and they die)
Fire, electricity and other non-sunlight abilities do not cause this effect. Thus, candles, light-bulbs etc do not age them. How your Sueki falls apart into dust is up to you, but ten minutes will ultimately kill them. This can occur faster in varying intensities of sunlight, and on which parts of the body are afflicted. Only the body parts being soaked in sunlight are affected and the rest of the body is fine. Looking directly at the sun will blind the Sueki for 24 hours.
Human State: This is not a form in the slightest. Sueki are capable of entering a sort of meditation that shrinks their fangs and reduces the prominence of their Sueki features so they appear to look like they have normal teeth, no horns, normal eyes etc. Upon close inspection, it will be noticeable that their features are not exactly the same as a humans, but they can pass as a Human in most situations.
The Sueki also denies Night Energy access to their powers in this state of meditation. They can move and react as normal as though they were 5-5 tier humans but if they wish to use abilities they must stop meditating and return to their normal state.
Holding this state for too long eventually tires the user. They are still weakened by sunlight as normal and by revoking darkness to keep this form up, their aging process occurs more rapidly. The Human state is not recommended, but is there if necessary.
I. Bloodline» Bloodline: Night Walker Bloodline:
Tier 3Visual Alterations:
Walker Sueki must include up to 2 of the following in all of their appearances: White, Gray or Black Hair. No Tongue (Mute). No Eyes (Blind). Black sclera. No Iris.Moonlit Mind:
Being bathed in moonlight clears your mind and allows you to think with no distractions. Intense focus allows you to calculate quicker and react faster than standard Sueki as you can feel energy more clearly. You also cannot be made dizzy.Artificial Light Sallower:
The Sueki may envelope any artificial light source in darkness and put it out. This includes fire and electrical lights such as light bulbs, neon signs and streetlights.
Tier 2Living Ghost:
Your movements become next to untraceable. The Sueki's breathing, bodily functions including heartbeat and barefooted footsteps are completely silent. They also have have no fingerprints and do not have a scent. Sunlight weakness:
Being bathed in sunlight and solar energy causes your body to instantly fall apart. A few seconds will kill you. If bathed in sunlight whilst in Spectre form, the Sueki instantly loses the forms benefits temporarily.
Tier 1Spectre Form:
When shrouded with Kumitsu, the Sueki is able to absorb the darkness and enter Spectre Form. In this state, the Sueki's body becomes semi-transparent. They are also capable of levitation and can move through solid objects including walls. They cannot however physical interact with anything or anyone. Shadow Influence:
You are capable of influencing objects and people by interacting with their shadows. By pushing and pulling a shadow, their real life counterpart will also be effected. This cannot be used to cut or injure the person directly, but nothing stops the Sueki from pushing them off a cliff.
I. Umbra State» Umbra State Appearance:
His shadow wraps his, forming a chain shape and binding him for a moment, after which he breaks revealing his new form. Garbed in a skin tight leather coat that is covered in buckles and chains, it reveals a section of his torso.
» Umbra State Benefits:
Marek's personality shifts from a gentle one to pure sadism, smiling greatly as others suffer. He gains the Uciskanie Kolców ability. He also has increased pain endurance.
I. Skill Sheet
- Durability: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
- General Speed: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
- Strength: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
- Weapon Skill: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
- Blood Rite Affinity: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
- Umbra Control: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
- Dependencies: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
- Bloodline Affinity: Master/Advanced/Adept/Beginner
- Willpower/Determination: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Mental Deduction: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Pain Endurance: Elite/Advanced//Adept/Beginner/Untrained
- Focus: Elite/Advanced/Adept/Beginner/Untrained
I. Roleplay Sample
» Role Play Sample: Taking a deep breath, Marek sat the mats he had set in the middle of the room. All the walls were the deep ember color ha head enjoyed, decorated by multiple paintings he had made to burn time, and the echos of the rooms unnatural silence would suffice for what he needed. Today was going to be the day he returned to the dark he had shed away over 80 years ago, the painful version of himself he vowed to change. But that shadow had what he needed to grow. Pure light wouldn't protect anyone. Only the Umbra state could.
Closing his eyes, he counted his breaths and his slow heart beat. Anything, to reach the state of meditation he desired, forget about the churning in his abdomen. "I've heard the horrors that the shadow could speak of. What is mine..." Marek wondered. Slowly his mind cleared, his conscious closing into a transient state. The shadow under him shuddered as his meditation began.
Within the absolute void four words shown in blood red, shaking him to his core: WHY DID YOU STOP?