THE QUINCY TEMPLATE
I. Basic Information» Name:
Helle Armstrong» Titles:
K World; Sofia Montero» Physical Appearance Description:
Helle has long blonde hair which reaches to her shoulder blades that she usually wears in a modified ponytail held by a red headband. Down either side of her face is a lock of her hair forming bangs across her forehead. Sometimes a strand or two get displaced over her eyes. She has slanted eyes, full lips, and a thin face with a square jaw and high cheekbones. Her looks may make some think of her as having Asian genes somewhere, but she is European completely with fair skin that is slightly tanned. She has sky blue eyes that sometimes appear darker like the ocean or silver when the moon shines on them. Her nose is small but pointy nose. On her left cheek below her lips is a small black beauty mark.
Built like a true Armstrong, Helle has a strong body from years of working out since she was little. Though, her physique is not overly exaggerated. She is more on the lean side than the muscular side, but her muscles are taunt and tight from constant use and strengthening. Helle stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches. Though, heels make her seem at least 2 inches taller. Her bust is medium sized with a slightly buff hourglass shape due to her training. Her height seems mostly supported by her leg length having long slender legs that end around her thighs with a bit of a largeness but not anything too curvaceous. Her body is covered with minor scarring from fighting and accidents within her lab; the most notable being a thin line running down her right thigh.
In terms of clothing, Helle usually wears whatever she finds suitable for the occasion. In her workshop or whenever she is working, she usually wears little to keep from getting any clothing snagged or ripped while working. Yet, what she does wear is usually tight fitting for the same reason. Most of the time, this means she is usually in yoga shorts and a sports bra with protective gear on. When out and about, she wears whatever may look good preferring pants over shorts or skirts due to her long legs. Though, when she is nearing combat, she has the ability to change her clothing into a special built one piece blue skin tight suit that is designed with special modifications.» Physical Appearance Image:
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II. Personality Traits» Personality:
Likes: Reading, Working out, Working on an invention, Daydreaming
Dislikes: Annoying people, Stagnation, Giving up
Helle’s main attribute is her stubbornness; a quality all of the Armstrong's share. This stubbornness is what keeps her moving despite how hard things may get. When an enemy knocks her down, she usually stands back up no matter the injury. When an experiment gets too difficult, she keeps at it over and over, even putting her health at risk just to make progress. This stubbornness makes her seem a bit too rough to approach for she's the one to tell a person how she feels despite how it may make others feel. Yeah. She enjoys joking around like many others, but when she is serious, she makes sure those around her know it and treat the situation as seriously as she does.
Though, this does give way to a bit of cockiness. After growing in power and creating so many unique tools for herself, Helle sees herself as a genius of sorts. Many can grow in power however, but she feels she can surpass anyone as long as she keeps at it. Nothing is impossible to climb: no person and no mountain. That bravado that everything has a solution and she’s going to be the one who finds it makes people think of her as overestimating her ability, but she simply sees it as an unshakable will to continue on in difficult situations.
Of course, this chases away those who don’t have the same fire as her. Yet, she makes it her duty to protect her family, whether they be the Vandenreich or anyone else she’s gotten close to. She is kind and a reassuring hand to those who need and deserve it. She wouldn’t let any person who needs help simply go by without any however. Charity gives her a nice feeling in her chest, and she hopes by helping others she’ll inspire them to help others themselves.
However, she hates stagnation. She always feels like she could be working on something and really berates herself if she thinks she’s been in the same spot for too long. She also dislikes it when people around her stand around doing nothing. There’s always something to do.
Her do something personal comes with its faults though. For starters, her anger at situations can blind her and make her rather impatient, and her stubbornness is the biggest quirk of all her family. It is why they are normally killed than dying from normal means. She isn’t as ready to die in battle as most, but she does feel like giving up is a sign of failure, and whenever she does, she simply starts working harder and harder until she surpasses the wall placed before her.
III. Character History» History
The Aurora Child
The year is 2394. It is an October Autumn day. Though, that simply means it is just a weaker version of Winter in the large Country. On this day, the 3rd of the month, a child is born. This child, however, was not conceived within a hospital or even in a home. It was a special event that only occurs only during this time of year in the Russian skies that originates over the Arctic and Antarctic area: The Aurora Borealis. However, this child’s birth came with complications.
Noah Armstrong and Amelia Armstrong, the two last remaining members of the Armstrong family along with their two sons, decided to visit Karelia Russia from their home estate in an undisclosed location in one of Russia’s many, barren, frozen lands. Amelia at this time is eight months pregnant with another child; a girl. The family had decided to escape from their duties to vacation and enjoy one another as the time nears for the newest addition of the family to appear. The doctors warned Noah that Amelia should spend her last month of pregnancy relaxed and far away from any of her Quincy duties. This caused some issues within the family due to the Armstrong’s nature, but begrudgingly, they all agreed to leave to an area where they could experience the Aurora Borealis in comfort.
The Armstrong family is a pure minor family among the Quincy ranks. Though, they are esteemed for their strong will and powerful sense of duty to the Quincy cause. This, however, has caused issues for the family. Despite its status as a minor family, the Armstrongs were also known for birthing some of the finest militant Quincies known to exist; warriors who fought until their last breath against any who opposed or went against the Quincy law. They were commanders, executioners, soldiers, assassins, butchers among their kind. This caused the Armstrong family to gain a high amount of wealth and prestige among their fellow brethren, for acquiring an Armstrong within a group meant one would acquire a capable individual for their needs. The main issue with having a family centered around fighting is the high fatality rate. Armstrongs were one of the last to die in a battle, but they were also the ones to never retreat from confrontation meaning they fought till their last breath. Such stubbornness on the battlefield meant that Armstrongs died quickly despite the carnage they wrought. And, after so long of this kind of lifestyle since the beginning of the Quincy, during the genocide and demon wars, there remains only one branch that Noah is the head of.
Noah Armstrong, himself, was born differently than the rest of his siblings with a knack for arts and crafts over battle. This actually caused him to be seen as a bit of an oddity among his peers who knew how battle hardened the Armstrongs actually are. This, luckily, is how he discovered his wife, Amelia Armstrong, during his time traveling the world on a sort of Art tour. Noah, with his skills for art became a famous artist with paintings depicting the Quincy struggle in his own way which coaxed Amelia due to her ingenious mind for engineering and creating works of art herself with her creations. There were other Armstrong’s at this time, but one by one, they fell due to one reason or another leaving Noah and Amelia the remaining Quincy with said name. Together, they had two boys, and, unfortunately, these two seemed more in line with the Armstrong way; both being aggressive children who dreamed of joining into the Vandenreich much to their mother’s dismay at the chance of their demise steadily increasing as their wants for training their skills grow.
Their vacation in Karelia was going pleasantly within the small wooden home they purchased. It snowed little, yet, decorated the ground and world around them in a winter wonderland esque style. The perfect quiet area to watch the Northern Lights in the sky, and that is what the family did. However, on one night, Noah and Amelia decided to go out alone, leaving the boys to their own devices within the home so they could enjoy the lights together and think about their future with their new child. The fact it is to be a girl was marvelous news for Amelia, for she would have another female within the house and maybe someone who shared Noah’s and her knack for imagination instead of violence. Yes. It was on this night that this child was born.
Up into the sky the couple’s eyes loomed as the marvelous display of green and blue lights splayed across what seemingly felt like the universe. That is when tragedy struck however. From the skies, Noah saw something moving speedily to their location. A chance of unlucky fate as he notes that this, in fact, was a meteorite that soared through the skies over their heads. How was such a marvelous event unlucky though? Strangely, this giant rock held a massive amount of energy within its body that leaked as it flew overhead, and with Amelia weakened by pregnancy, her body reacted to this influx of energy soaring by them rather negatively having her water break. Though, the child wasn’t due for another month.
This caused panic between the two as Amelia grew pale and deathly ill at that moment feeling something odd within her as the child stirred. That day ended with the child being born, but Amelia, weakened from that aura of that strange meteor passed away. However, the child seemed odd. She did not cry during her birth, and her skin was extraordinarily pale. Soon, doctors did arrive on the scene in astonishment that Noah was able to birth the child despite the unexpectancy of everything, but the man had trained in such to be able to be there for when Amelia did go into labor. Sadly, his skills could not save her.
The meteor, however, was discovered not far from their vacation home in a crater, and Noah began to research said meteor to discover its qualities and learn more of its odd energy signature. And, as he did, he grew a bit distant from his family; especially his new daughter that continually reminded him of his wife’s death and fueled his desire to figure out why his wife had to die that day.
Helle Armstrong is the name of the newborn daughter. Helle was a healthy baby despite being born a month early weighing 7 pounds and 13 ounces. However, it was noted that she had a strange strength about her. Her Reiryoku was stronger than an infants should be. Noah knew that it had something to do with the meteor, and this was also one of the main reasons why he studied it; to learn why it killed his wife and gave his daughter extraordinary energy. Though, Helle never got to use such energy.
From her infant days to 5 years of age, Helle was kept away from anything that may inspire her to take up arms as Quincy normally do. Noah kept her brother’s training away from her usually giving her lessons in arts and crafts while they trained outside. When other Quincy came by, she was left in her room. In fact, her birth was kept a secret from the outside world besides the trusted few who were there to check on her after her birth. Noah did not want his family to die out and knowing how The Armstrongs tended to perish in battle, he knew that one day, he may receive words of his two sons being killed. He couldn’t allow Helle to follow in those footsteps; especially not after her mother had died giving birth to her. This required him, however, to stunt her energy growth, for her abnormal reserves of it caused problems around the house. One incident where she seemingly exploded a section of the home by accident by pressing her hands against the wall. Her energy was unstable and hard to control. Something a child her age should not have and Noah feared her mastering it or it becoming too unstable for a child her age.
This is when Noah’s ingenuity and the work of his late wife came into play. Amelia was working on a type of regulator that even surpassed the Sanrei Glove in its ability to disperse reiatsu and disrupt a Quincy’s ability that would need far more intense training to successfully counter. It was near completion before her death, but it’s abilities so far were far adequate enough for a mere child. What made this device superior is the fact that it could be implemented into anything from a necklace to a simply button on one’s shirt. It being just a prototype meant it wasn’t ready though. It only had the capability of the Sanrei glove at the moment, but the fact that it could be used in many more shapes and many more ways already made it a success to Amelia, but for now, it is being used to keep Helle’s power restrained.
This, however, had side effects. Helle became a sickly girl due to having a device restraining her ability to gather Reishi and control her own. This caused her energy levels to be rather low at times weakening her immune system and caused physical extortion to tire her out more quickly than other kids her age. Noah knew this, but did not remove the device from her, for he feared how her powers would resurface after so long of having them restrained and limited. This is for the best he figured. His daughter will be safe from harm if he kept her the way she is.
Awaken Once More
Years went by with her staying inside, and her ability to even notice anything supernatural had long since faded away with the constant stagnation of her abilities. Though, at this time she had lost her spiritual sight, her body had begun to grow in strength physically. Still, the device was kept on her to keep her powers from ever resurging. Helle’s father had lost his mind somewhat with wanting to keep his daughter safe and away from harm. When Helle was about seven, both her older brothers were killed by a demon after they had joined with the Vandereich for training. They were out on a simple mission for training expecting it to be a routine Hollow attack, but were caught off guard when a powerful demon had decided to read its ugly head that day. Helle at the time didn’t understand what had actually happened, but all she knew then was that her father wanted her to think of only her arts and crafts. It became quiet around the home, and for years, she knew nothing but her home and father becoming a true shut in clueless of the dangerous world outside her home’s walls. That was until her father didn’t return home from one of her expeditions.
Noah would usually disappear for a bit. He did so when Helle was born leaving for up to a few hours a day, but as the young girl had grown, Noah stayed out longer and longer. When her two brothers had been killed, her father stayed away for days at times, but this particular time was the strangest. Helle’s father had been gone for a whole week and Helle was struck with a strange feeling on the last day of that week. She knew not of the outside world, but she just felt that she had to go out and find her father.
She had traveled out only for a few minutes before discovering him lying still beside a massive rock, the meteor from so long ago. Helle at her age didn’t know what had happened and ran to her father, seeing that he was bleeding a lot and felt cold to the tough. That is when she heard a roar not so far off. A massive beast that resembled a bat in shape and look suddenly swooped down from the sky looking to grab hold of her with its talons, but it had missed taking her father up instead. Helle was struck with horror as this occurred finding her tiny frame running into the meteor pressing her body into it as this massive beast landed once more before her; it’s jaws bloodied as it smacked its lips. She had read books and new that her father had been eaten.
She felt fear deep inside, but she also felt anger that her father had been killed and left to rot in the snow like bait. That was it. This creature had used this man as bait. It somehow knew he had a family. Noah did always wear his ring even after his wife had passed so long ago. Helle could do nothing against this monster that slowly came closer and closer as time passed. Though, she felt the want to kill and avenge her father. Despite being a frail little girl, she felt a nasty hatred build within her at that moment as if something deep inside started to bubble like a concealed pot of hot water boiling. She pressed herself against the rock harder feeling its presence comforting against her. That is around the time where the meteor pulsed as it felt an energy resembling its own nearby, and as it pulsed, Helle felt something within pop; the device that contained her energy somehow breaking before a massive explosion filled the area.
Helle: The Quincy
Helle had lost everything, but she had kept her life that day. Such an explosion obviously would have brought attention to the area with such high energy levels, and Quincy soon arrived to check it out discovering an unconscious young girl and the meteor. Unfortunately, the meteor had lost all energy readings it used to have, but Helle was brimming with Reiryoku inside her. So much, that her body was running a fever from the intensity of it all within such a young body. She was taken to The City of Light where she was watched over until her fever went away.
Once it went away though, she was immediately surrounded by many Quincy asking questions about the origins of her large Reiryoku reserves and strong Reiatsu which, of course, she could not answer. Helle suffered from great depression however finding herself uninspired for living itself. Her family is gone, and she is all alone; the last Armstrong. She did not wish to train to control her abilities or become strong. Her mind was only on her loneliness. That was until she was given a book from her home by one of the nurses watching over her. After the death of her family, it was decided that Helle’s home would be searched but ultimately left alone. Another reason was to also move Helle’s things to her new residence in the city. What Helle was given was her mother’s journal; a woman she’s never actually met beyond seeing pictures. She spent days simply reading through it learning of her thoughts and secrets and of her inventions she planned on creating and made. In short, it was rather inspirational to Helle. At the end of the book, Helle noticed the last thing written down was about her; the newborn child that had yet to come. She learned that her mother had wanted her to grow strong but smart as well. Be a warrior and an inventor. It broke Helle’s heart, but it also inspired her. She suddenly had an urge to create and learn more of her own abilities to help her create even further. Though, that meant she had to train and finally dive into her Quincy bloodline.
B for The Bestowal
Helle began her training at 10 years of age; a young age for a person to train, but with her extraordinary strength, gaining a grasp of it so soon would surely benefit her in the future. She had many teachers around her that tried to help, but she was quite inept at wielding her Reiryoku and manipulating Reishi. Though, she had great determination to see it done no matter how long it takes. She began meditating everyday focusing her mind on controlling the flow of her Reiryoku first. If she can control her surplus of energy, then, things will become just that much easier, so that is how she spent her days. She meditated, trained, and read books about engineering and art. She wanted to be a warrior and a creator like her parents.
It took her a whole year of constant training before it seemed she had gained control over her own energy; able to touch objects without accidentally causing them to explode. She had discovered that, by touch, she is able to share her Reiryoku with inanimate objects she come in contact with. It never seemed to affect anything living. When her energy moved into the object, it seemed to grow unstable causing said object to explode violently. Though, with control over her Reiryoku, she had come across another problem. She had the inability to create a Quincy Bow. Throughout her training, she had tried multiple times to recreate the bow that other Quincies had created, but everytime, she failed. It seemed she was unable to collect Reishi into her Quincy Cross that did not cause it to explode in her grasp. There was some issue with her ability to combine Reishi with her own Reiryoku and hold it stable. She soon started to become quite annoyed with her issue, but nonetheless, she continued forward training day and day to refine her Reishi manipulation skills. For someone at the age of only 11, Helle showed remarkable determination. This verified her surname, Armstrong, for this stubborn was a key quality of theirs.
Unfortunately, it did not pay off. No matter how hard she trained, she simply could not form a bow, and thus, she soon figured she had no aptitude for being a Quincy. If one could not form a bow, even if mediocre, how could one ever hope to fight alongside their brethren against the many threats of the world. Helle became a bit saddened by such, but she quickly rebounded as she decided to focus her attention on other things: engineering. Her mother was an engineer before her untimely death. Helle decided that if she could not do what everyone else does, then she will simply do something else. She had already planned on learning the craft while becoming stronger. Now, she would focus only on creating and exploring the depths of her creativity until she made tools for the Vandenreich that would make her mother proud.
Fours years have past. Helle is now at the age of fifteen. She had spent the last four years studying religiously about engineering of all types while also studying Reishi Manipulation for a better understanding of how to best create equipment usable by other Quincies. None, however, would allow a child to tinker with advanced technology, so she had worked under a member of the Daten as a disciple learning from him much about Quincy technology. Despite the day and age, that Quincy still used such old methods to train new Quincy. Helle was simply told that what isn’t broken doesn’t need to be fixed. In her mind, however, all things can be improved. The Quincy are no different. If she couldn’t progress herself, she would help everyone else progress.
That is the reason she borrowed a Seele Schneider to look it over for her own little study. She did not let anyone know what she was doing to keep anyone from stopping her. That was when she discovered something amazing about herself. She was busy looking over the sword powered by Reishi studying how it vibrates and wondering if she could increase its output power through modifiers in the handle. It was a confusing experience due to her never actually handling any items directly by herself. Though, as she grew frustrated, she ended up grabbing the Seele Schneider staring deeply at it thinking hard on what to do, and that is when she felt her Reiryoku jump from her body into the weapon causing the Reishi of its blade to suddenly flare to greater life. There was so much excess energy escaping that it soon caused the weapon to explode in her hand.
This is when Helle discovered her gift. After that moment, she began experimenting with herself wondering if what had happened was because of her. First, she had acquired a normal pistol, and with focus had transferred her energy into it causing it to fire Reishi energy powered by her Reiryoku. Next, she tried using a different weapon; a normal rifle, and the same thing occurred with her energy entering the weapon and seemingly changing it from within to fire energy equal in quality to a Quincy’s arrow. With her ingenuity, Helle has marked it down as her Quincy ability. It seems, for some reason, a Quincy Cross would not form a bow for her, but things that she touches is able to house her energy and act as a Quincy Bow. After a long time of thinking to herself, she concluded that her Reiryoku naturally caused Reishi to grow unstable, but she deemed it more as overcharging; a strange reaction where her Reiryoku mixes with Reishi into a more powerful form. It also seemed to work as a sort of battery for objects as well, which is why she is able to make anything she touches fire off Reishi in such ways. The problem seems to lie within her inability to find an object powerful enough to handle the charged Reishi she creates.
To remedy said problem, Helle began experimenting; not only with technology but with herself. She started modifying weapons, most exclusively, a bow. Despite seeing how she can use any modern weapon, she decided to keep things in a more Quincy style working on compound bows to create a tool that would help her stabilize her energy and use it in battle. She also began testing the limits to her own abilities with attempts at controlling the flow of her Reiryoku combining with Reishi to see if she could create more stable reactions. Though, time and time again, she fails. It was either, she poured too much energy into the bow exploding it or didn’t put enough into it causing her energy to still grow unstable and fizzle. However, when she was annoyed at her breaking point, a colleague pointed out something important to her. The Quincy Cross. Helle then understood that the Quincy Cross played an important part in the creation of a Quincy’s spiritual weapon. Despite it being unable to keep her energy together to form a bow, maybe it could be the exact component needed to keep her energy stable within a suitable bow. Though more experimentation and creation, Helle was able to create a bow that utilized not only the Quincy Cross, but the device her mother had created so long ago that helped regulate one's Reiryoku. She created a glove which would help regulate how much Reiryoku she could pour into the bow while the Quincy Cross created a more stable bond using the technology within the bow to keep everything from exploding on her. Now, she was able to collect Reishi and create powerful arrows. She could actually fight much like everyone else without being a hazard.
This, truly, began her Quincy training. Though, despite everything, Helle needed to advance her power further after so long of being behind everyone else. She immediately began the more severe training that Quincy went through. She asked for the Sanrei Glove. A week with her unstable Reiryoku even more scrambled and out of her control, but this is what is needed to grow. It began horribly. At the first application of her tech and trying to create an arrow, she felt nauseous. In fact, she felt worse than nauseous. To describe the feeling; it felt as if someone were holding her up with a noose around her neck over the ocean restricting her ability to breath before dropping her into the endless sea telling her to breath and hold her breath at the same time while the water churned in her stomach, blinding her sight, and blocked out all noise. Then, she was suddenly pulled up given one second to gasp before being dropped again in sickening repetition that played on one’s motion sickness out at sea. She could barely stand afterwards from just her fifth attempt, but in the end, she did faint.
That was a horrific experience. Her hard to control Reiryoku was even more impossible to direct with the glove on her. It wasn’t this bad when she was a child, but she did fall sick a lot, and it was a modified device until her body had gotten used to having her energy restrained. Now with so much within her, she can adequately feel it kick back against her, but she would not stop. Everyday for that week, she would go out and continue trying struggling significantly and usually passing out. It usually takes a week for most quincy to unlock their stronger abilities while using the glove, but at the end of the week Helle had gained nothing. Yet, she persisted. Everyday that whole month, she continued to keep at it. Despite how slow it was, she continued and noticed the slow progress being made, but it was being made, and that was all that mattered to her. This meant she could reach that next level. Even if it took a whole year, she could eventually reach it, and so, she continued battering her own body over and over attempting to fire arrows at ease while wearing the glove. Months went by of this before one day, she simply no longer felt tired when firing arrows. Sure, they took a bit of effort, but she was able to fire many nonstop before feeling anything weigh her body down.
With that, she finally took off her glove and felt something different about her. The air around her sparked for a moment as she concentrated on making an arrow. The ground underneath her feet seemed to rumble as her gaze glowed. Her bow was the first change; the mechanical device suddenly exploding in blue light as what appeared to be circuits danced along its surface. Her Reiryoku starting to jump from her body like lighting into the air and ground around her as her Reiatsu flared. Much like her bow, blue glowing circuits began to appear on the ground. Her Reiryoku was spreading from her like a nervous system into her surroundings. The ground started to rise under her as her bow literally transformed in her grasp into something new; a weapon that became the perfect fusion of her Reiryoku, Reishi, and her technology. She pulled back on her bow and let an arrow fly that seemed stronger than anything she has every shot and watched as it hit the target and circuits appeared over it much like everything else until the target imploded on itself before exploding outwards violently. She had unlocked power beyond her own understanding. Something so unique that evolved the very tool in her hand to be of better use to her, but that is not all.
Helle noticed that touching technology opened her eyes to many things, she could see the life of the machine, understand its workings beyond simple tinkering, and made changes for its betterment. But, she also discovered her ability to use her Reiryoku to influence life around her. She could not affect living things, but nonliving things blessed by her energy responded to her mental commands. Not only that, but the devices she bestowed her energy to felt alive and stronger than any of its counterparts as if her energy gave them life beyond their simple processors. Her ability to control her energy became so finessed that she no longer needed a device to regulate how she combined it with Reishi. She could mentally and physically hold the energy together and perfect it at will making her precision that much deadlier. She could not waste this gift. This is something that could evolve her beyond normal Quincy, but she had to put in the work.
At the age of seventeen, she had become something great. She had trained her body and mind relentlessly. Everyday, she worked out; a combination of weight lifting, running for miles, and combat practice soon turned her body into a well tuned machine. She had to be this way if she wished to turn create. She wanted her body to be what she wanted her creations to be: perfection. She did not slack on refining her abilities. She tested and pushed her limits to see what all she could affect and transform. She created an arsenal of weapons that answered only to her power and amplified it in their own way. She became a technological genius among her peers, but she had become greedy. Her quest to satisfy her own need to grow herself caused her to forget about her peers creating devices only benefitting her cause.
And thus, tragedy struck. Helle was only 18 when the demons invaded the realm causing havoc across the globe. She had wanted to help the world; fight back these monsters, but that was when she noticed how weak the Vandenreich truly were, and she blamed herself. She was a genius blessed with powers to transform anything with a simple touch, and yet, she had used it all for herself. Her brethren had fallen behind the growing world, and they suffered for it. But, Helle then realized just how useless others were. They were alright with using standard means to grow stronger, and once they have grown as strong as they could, they simply stagnated there. How despicable! Here Helle was working her ass off day in and day out to grow strong and create, but everyone else around her had barely put in any effort. That’s when she realized that she should not waste her abilities trying to help but rather, use her powers to show everyone just how better the Quincy as a whole can and should be.
Current Day and Futures Awaiting
That was around the time a woman appeared by the name of Sofia; an individual that Helle took a liking to instantly. Sofia showed strength beyond anyone else; strength that she had acquired through her own ability. Though, as Helle had to work harder than everyone else for it, Sofia was blessed with having a natural talent. And at that point, a one sided rivalry was born. Helle had to surpass this woman. She just had to. Watching how Sofia cared about the growth of the Vandenreich inspired her to care just a bit more herself, but is also showed her that one must grow in personal strength before being able to help anyone, and so, Helle joined the Jagdarmee. This is where she shall grow in her power. She will become a force to be reckoned with and defeat Sofia in battle one day, and then, after all is said and done, she will finally have the strength needed to make changes to the world as a whole and bring the Quincy to a new age of power and perfection.
If only that was how things turned out. After months and years, Helle noticed that as she grew stronger, so did Sofia. As she hungered more for strength, so did Sofia. It came to a point that the younger woman had surpassed even the leader of the group, and Helle had known then that reaching that point would be the greatest mountain she’d have to climb, but she was determined to, and one day she’ll reach the top. But, one day, Sofia had done something that Helle could not have predicted. She left. She left to go join the demons. This angered Helle beyond belief. The strongest Quincy out of them all leaving to join their enemies!? This made no sense. Why would Sofia do such a thing? Though, at that point, Helle began to see things much how Sofia saw them even without realizing it. The Vandenreich are weak. Despite everything, even with Sofia bolstering their numbers and being a shiny beacon of hope, this organization was a far cry from what it was. Helle was wasting her time here. She could be out learning and growing stronger herself much like Sofia had, but she had let herself waste away like many others had, and she has suffered from it. This is why she couldn’t catch up to Sofia. This is why her inventions started to become lackluster. She needed more, but what was that more? That was why, one day. She packed up her things and left as well chasing after Sofia. She just had to know what the other knew. Had to figure out how she could gain that strength as well. And to do so, she must embark on a journey through Hell and throw everything away. She was prepared.