THE VIZARD TEMPLATE
I. Basic Information » Name:
Ulv Auber » Titles:
Echidna Project » Appearance Age:
29 » True Age:
[Biologically] 10 months. [Sentiently] 1 month » Gender:
Female » Affiliation/Rank:
N//A [currently] » Appearance Description:
Ulv has an brilliant six foot body, a short crop of red hair that defies all attempts to keep it orderly and is perpetually a ragged mess, and toned muscles through her body. Thick thighs, well-shaped abs and decent arm muscles make her very attractive, for the man who likes his girls with a bit of meat on her. And she also has ample sized breasts, so there is plenty for everyone when it comes to eye-candy.
Recently she discovered the strange eyes were from a lack of power the body was designed to feed off. Now it has power, her eyes return to a lovely, normal auburn colour. Her skin is tanned softly, and her body is smooth and perfect, unblemished by the merest flaw. As if she was crafted, rather than born. And that, is not far from the truth.
A massive, intricately made tattoo spreads itself across her entire back, a beautiful dragon with a golden coin in it's mouth. Once, it sparkled with power, but now it is all too normal, as a herald of what has been lost. » Appearance Picture:
I. Personality » Personality:
New and confused, Ulv gets flashes of what life used to be like before. Before what, exactly, is a point of contestation for her, but she was sure there was something before. It was filled with love, and violence, and a cafe....
There is also an infatuation with Wolves, hence her name. She doesn't know why, if it is due to the fact that she had a wolf as a pet, or she just likes the animal, or she enjoyed killing them, because her life is pretty violent. Whatever it is, Wolves are fluffy, fun, and good for cuddles. So sayth Ulv.
Another thing in her head, is a haughty, bitchy voice that says things on occasion. She can never make out what is said, but she can tell that the voice is incredibly unhappy. Ulv wished she'd just speak properly so that it could be understood, but noooo.
She has a very bubbly, happy persona that makes her rather active
and so more reserved people can have trouble dealing with her at times. But she is already ready to help people out, regardless of what they have done in the past. There is only one exception, however. And that is for people who view progress and advancement above their morality and principles. People that are willing to sell themselves out to get a better place in life have no chance of getting anywhere with Ulv, since she distrusts them and does not believe that they could ever make even slightly dependable friends.
More ghostly flashes of what came before have begun to come in. Nothing coherent, and nothing that she really understands. Just things that she knows, on an instinctive level. She can sing to The Wind, and knows that Hayden of Vastime is a great man. But anything else is just out of reach.
However, while she does have a fair grasp on herself, she is still young in heart and mind. A definite childish nature to her, born from inexperience that can blossom and ruin things for people expecting a much more mature side to a grown woman. She can sometimes be easily affected by emotions and be overwhelmed by the displeasure or anger of a person she wants to like.
When all is said and done, she has a very reactive persona. She does things that feel right and relies heavily on her instictual understanding to know what right is. This can lead her to doing some strange things that aren't exactly right, but she always means well and will help to repair anything that is damanged by a less-than-thoughtout act.
With the Revival Arc, she did not change as much as she feared, keeping her personality for the most part and instead deciding on an ultra-ambitious goal, considering how her revival flopped in terms of scale. She wants to save the World from the darkness of emotion. Having regained all her memories and feelings, she is a very angry woman with deeply disturbing thoughts and terrifying feelings. But unlike Mirja, she does not let them control her. Instead, she takes them and uses them as motivation, a fuel for her, to try and save as many people as she can from how she feels, as nobody deserves to feel anything near what she is forced to endure. She has friends to help her along with these emotions, but some people have nothing. And so Ulv is prepare to be that something, as well as she can do.
Learning a lot about herself as time goes on, Ulv has a burning passion to show everyone in the world they are not alone. Fortunately, this overwhelming need is easily solved, but still a need. She protects her friends with great and terrible fury, but does not step into a world stage unless their very life is at risk.
Another huge part of Ulv, is her through detesting of being lied to. Having born Empathic powers, she is able to ascertain this most accurately, and her reactions can be unpredictable when she hears such lies. The scale depends on the scale of the lie, but such a passionate creature would never react calmly. » Likes:
Wolves, baking, Rakki. » Dislikes:
Bad food, Not knowing the past, really sad Ravens. [Normal ravens are fine]
I. History » History:
(for full history, see here
Echidna Project was the Magnum Opus of the biological Artisan of Death, Dr. Caanan. It was a crapshoot, because if he lost control of his beloved in this form, then there was nothing he had that could stop her. She could take apart his Atlas Projects with....not exactly ease, but not exactly difficulty either. Still, he was confident that when Mirja died and was caught in his Soul Catcher, he could control her mental influxes and turn her into a good, obedient partner.
Truly, Echidna was a work of months. He had his best scientists from each lab across the globe working in shifts. They depleted oceans of coffee as they worked, pushing the boundary of human understanding under the indefatigable Caanan, who grew more and more unhinged as he went longer without sleep, only getting rest when someone stuck him with a sedative. And having a thunderous mood when he woke up from such.
Unfortunately, he died, and that put a hamper on his plans, leaving Echidna Project, the perfect test-tube baby of spiritual/organic mix, to float inert in a now defunct lab. Lying dormant and without use until the death of Mirja Eeola, who sacrificed her life to save a friend. The rusted gears ground into life, piped long unused were filled with fluid, and then came the soul of Siegfried, into the body of the Echidna Project. Long unmantained, it slowly fell apart, under the strain of sudden use, but not before the Echidna Project opened it's eyes and stepped into the realm of history.
The Death of the Wolf was not the end, but the start of a new chapter. While Ulv was not yet privy to the full power, and full memories of The Wolf, having inherited a structurally unsound soul, there was still time enough to learn, and to fix it while it was within a new, and powerful casing.
First, Ulv would need to get out of the ruins that were now the lab, as the machine that had spawned her was making strange clanking noises and whistling rather loudly. It sounded pretty ominous, and while Ulv didn't know a lot of things, she knew that it was probably going to enthusiastically expand across the room, and throw it's bits everywhere in just a few moments...
I. Natural Abilities » Natural Abilities: Biological
Echidna Project [Perfected]: Echidna is physical perfection, as sculpted by the greatest geneticists of the world. It stands tall, it's muscles are well honed, and it's skin is a beautiful soft tan. This dense dermal layer manages to refute penetration by all spectrums of vision, appearing as just a solid mass regardless of how a person tries to see through it. But that was an unforseen side-effect. The actuality of the project is more magnificent than one could believe.
Retaining and dramatically enhancing the abilities of the dormant Echidna Project that has been around until now - The strength of muscles and ability to feed it's body with spiritual energy and enhance itself in relation to the energy output, rather than passively have it - it also possesses a very strong barrier, made by reactive enzymes in the skin, which harden to varying degrees in response to impact. The harder the impact, the stronger the skin becomes. There is a limit, but it goes a good way to providing support and protection.
Finally fed with the spiritual energy it was designed to run off, Echidna Project's might finally shines in the world, but the body does not come with a manual. So while it gives the passive abilities in droves, it does not tell Ulv how to use the more active of it's abilities, nor lend a hand to her being able to control what she has already. That comes later, if at all. One thing that is noticed, is that the more Ulv feeds it Spiritual energy, the deeper the tan goes, until she is literally shining gold, and purple-haired. Ulv hates this gaudy look, and so monitors how much power is fed to her body to keep it at it's soft tan.
Fortunately with her recent enhancements in power, this gaudy golden form is by the wayside. Instead, she hits the U-turn and changes radically against. When she allows her reiatsu to feed the body to 100% rather than the 55% that she normally keeps it at to retain her iconic look, the body condenses, shrinking to that of a slender maiden. Her hair turned blonde and grows several times in length, and her skin takes on a pale look, more relatable to Mirja of old than Ulv of new.
An unrelated change to her body is her dress. Once her power is released in her body, a black dress condenses across her form. The reason being the Resolve Flame meshing with her Tulpa powers to make a strange physical manifestation of her power. So dense was the dress that it was a perfect black, refuting all manner of light. Synesthesia, or other alternate perceptions would be able to sense it's "actual" colour, as a bright and vibrant amber.
Wolf Reborn: With the explosion, came thought, came memory, came instinct. Ulv was designed to fight, and had a considerable degree of combat prowess inbuilt. But it was a pale imitation, a mewling child pawing at her parent's leg in comparison to the inheritance that she was gifted from Mirja. This filled her with no physical strength, but intensely intimate understanding of the best way to fight, and the best way to use one's body to the maximal effect. Like having the world's most extensive encyclopedia in her head, or an incredibly potent teacher with infinite patience for failure. She does not understand it all right off the bat, but she does have it there to go through at her leisure and learn from. One thing she does understand almost right away, is the memory of moving. Almost as if it was built into her bones, these memories grant her impeccable Kinetic Sense, eliminating the need to think about moving. Her body's movements are thoughts akin to the natural nature of breathing, or blinking.
Sensory Enhancement: Ulv's sight and smell are of a much higher level than an average person, more on par with a keely perceptive wolf than any person. She can smell things from far away, or things in small and unseeming doses. And her eyes have faster optical recognition than normal, as well as perfect long-distance and short distance abilities and the ability to see in anything short of perfect darkness. Both her nose and her eyes have built-in filters to avoid her getting overwhelmed by tremendously bad smells, or bright lights.The Wind:
Earth Grasping Step: Ulv's Slip-Stream, created at the behest of The Wind when she crippled herself getting Niflhiem to the City of Lights. It is her refined, perfected movement ability, that allows her to take off and travel at incredible speeds, propelled by The Wind to heights never before seen by Ulv, and allowing her to go where she pleases with a prompt nature. It refines the flaws of The Wind Road, and allows her to carry anyone with her, and not have a limited use as before.
Storm Regalia: The Right to Rule The Wind - The soul of all air in the world, it is a collective soul, and does not work the same as normal souls, but still has some degree of sentience. This Regalia takes the appearance of a soft blue dress. The materials are naught but The Wind, cloaking the one who rules their Road and granting a considerable boost to all Wind Road techniques - including Slip Stream, which is the initial step on the Wind Road - and enhancing the speed, power, and Regal Might of all the techniques. It was gifted after Ulv's revival to show the Wind's devotion to her. Such is their devotion, that Ulv can even garner the attention of El Ragna, the Emperor of The Wind. But that is a story, for another time.
This attention can come at a slight cost. The intense jealousy of The Wind prevents her from releasing her Zanpaktou, or donning her Hollow mask, and if she does either, The Regalia ruptures dramatically and can not be donned again for the entire thread.
The Storm Regalia grants access to many techniques of the Wind Road, but like most things, has no instruction booklet, so Ulv must figure these out herself.
The Wind's Kiss: Ulv is intermingled with The Wind down to a spiritual level, as it whispered in her ear, and flit about her body while she was growing, and was presence when she finally released the maelstrom. Wherever she is, her hair is gently played with as if in a light breeze, and her feet give off a soft flow of air about them. Having The Wind assimiliated allows Ulv to briefly spin up a gale inside her, reducing her effective weight to nothing, as well as accessing her techniques based around The Wind even in places without any air at all.
El Ragna, Emperor of The Wind: Born at the first breath of wind ever to grace The Earth, the concept of El Ragna has grown and evolved since then until The Wind finally grew enough potency and force to make a semi-physical, entirely sentient Emperor of All Under the Sky. While wearing the Storm Regalia, Ulv can sing to The Wind, and such attracts the Emperor's attention. Appearing some hundred foot off the ground, and twice again that in size, El Ragna is truly a magnificent being to look upon.
With his arrival comes his Royal Cohorts. Their presence turns The Wind into a much denser, more powerful version of it's original state, turning The Storm Road into the epitome of The Wind, The Hurricane Road. The power of Ulv's techniques is sharply improved, but the needs of an Emperor are many, and so El Ragna can only stay for three posts before dispursing to see to the rest of his Kingdom. He can not be called again in the same thread, or any thread immidiately concecutive to the thread.
The Palms of Wind: Between your palm, and The Wind, is a barrier. To visualize this barrier, and the place your palm against it, you can suddenly exert pressure, and rupture it momentarily, creating a gale in the direction of the ruptured barrier. The User's strength determined how strong the wind is, but even Beginner Strength practitioners can knock an average person over with this technique. Elite Strength practitioners can blast a target hard enough to create a Void Zone around the target for a few seconds, depriving them of oxygen until the displaced wind returns, and Grandmaster practitioners are mythical in the scale of wind they cause.
Lance of Queens - The Wind Cuts Through Heaven and Earth: Known also as Kaizer Fist, but what fun is there without a long and auspicious title? Lance of the Queens can only be used when El Ragna is around, as it creates a cyclone around Ulv's fist, and sucks in The Emperor, mingling him with The Storm Regalia and combinding the two. Then, the fist is thrown forwards, and the destruction that is left in the wake of the Lance of the Queens is both terrifying, and magnificent to behold.
However, the downsides are that it consumes both the avatar of El Ragna, eliminating the benefits Ulv gains from him, and drains her Storm Regalia, reducing it to nothing. And, the copious use of The Wind burns out everything in the surrounding area, making it impossible to use any other technique based off The Wind for the rest of the thread.
Unfettered Wind: Working pretty much like a Senkaimon or other dimensional traveling ability, Ulv can connect two points in space by The Wind and travel between them by running, allowing her to get anywhere that a person requires her blazing touch to ease their mind. Anywhere that is shielded against dimensional travel or has a special power (Like the 666th layer of Hell) against Dimensional Travel is still unaccessable.
Ignis Ragna - The Flame Wind: A destructive sub-type of The Wind Road, Iko, created this out of need to escape a situation that was not easy to escape. But they got rescued from it before needing to use it. Rather than waste good ideas, Ulv used it anyway, to biscet a Chimera Project. And it was good. By gathering and enriching The Wind around her leg, she light it up with her Resolve Flame, her heart burning with passion and the Resolve Flame responding in kind. Donning the Storm Regalia can enhance it's raging potency, searing to a point where regeneration is muted and dull for 2 posts. While it can be enacted, it is very difficult on both the mind and the body.
Calling El Ragna, can cause the fire to burn with an intensity befitting The Emperor. It is so hot, and the Resolve Flame burns with such determination, that it can cause beings without the physiological ability to feel pain, to feel an abundance of pain. And obviously the people with the ability to feel pain, also feel a lot.
Ignis Ragna First Technique - Combustion Inferno: By grasping The Wind and enriching the surrounding air, Ulv can ignite it with The Resolve Flame. This spawns a cresent of flame that launches itself towards the enemy, burning them intensely, and cutting with the sheer depth of heat. It is a good technique for when things need slicing, or when a regenerator is being annoying as hell.Touki:
Touki: Literally meaning 'Fighting Spirit', Touki is the solidification of a person's desire to engage in combat. Victory, defeat, even reason are secondary to one's Touki, and while some might have a stronger heart when fighting for something, others have just as strong passion simply for the thrill of the moment. As it is the manifestation of offensive Passion, it requires a minimum of Willpower Advanced to fuel the burning fire that is present.
As a manifestation of one's desire to stove another guy's head in, it is a very offensive-based power, and even if one has the Willpower required to manifest it, there will be nothing to manifest if the person in question is a peaceful type or one that sees violence as a last resort. Once manifested, coats the body in a pale aura, and enhances the strength of the person, the scale of which is determined by Willpower, but without proper guidance in the form of techniques, even a GM Willpower will only see a modest boost.
Much like one's own passion, Touki is not infinite and can run dry with extended use. The time you can use it depends on the level of Willpower you have.
Advanced: 4 posts
Elite: 6 posts
Master: 8 posts
Grandmaster: 10 posts
Miss Wolf Knuckle's Wolf Knuckles!: Maybe a little overzealous on the name, but Ulv mastered this Touki power after accidentally using it on Henrex during a sparring match. Fortunately she was wearing her Devil Bonds, cranked up to avoid doing more damage than she wished, and Henrex was only subject to five percent of the force.
Wolf Knuckles channels her burning passion into her fists, enhancing them tremendously, allowing her to replace Strength with Willpower when determining how much damage she is capable of doing with her fists. This, however, does not determine her overall strength, and is only an assistant to striking force, meaning that physically stronger beings make still match and overpower her.
I. Racial Abilities » Racial Abilities:
Ulv has the normal Shinigami things.
I. Sealed Zanpakutō » Zanpakutō Name:
Beowulf » Zanpakutō Spirit Appearance:
(Beowulf is, first and foremost, incredibly big. Nearly thirty foot when he roams on his knuckles like a massive gorilla, Beowulf’s size is something that is evident even before anything else. However, getting past this size, he is quite an interesting being. One eye is missing, with an old scar claiming responsibility for why the eye is no longer working. Instead, it gleams with a deep red light, and adds to Beowulf’s intimidating appearance. His skin is a deep gray, but with veins of white-gold light running up from, starting from the fists and feet, and carrying on through his entire body.
He has large, vicious looking teeth which are predominant as his lips do not seem to cover them, or he has no lips at all. He is covered in surprisingly soft fur that blends in perfectly with his skin and makes it nearly impossible to tell that he is fur-coated without touching it. All in all, the spirit is a creature that can fuel nightmares for many years if one merely sees him without talking to him. Beowulf also has two pairs of wings, small in proportion to the rest of his body, and generally kept tucked behind him, but when they are splayed, the look as if they are constructs of pure light and beauty. » Zanpakutō Spirit Personality:
With vocal cords thicker than a man, and lungs large than three, Beowulf has a very powerful voice, and a voice that has a deep, rumbling nature to it. A voice that perfectly fits such a powerful frame, it can easily be taken for an aggressive nature if it wasn’t for the polite, measured tone with which Beowulf conducts his speech with. The voice of a gentleman in the body of a monster makes for an interesting conversation, if you can get past the body of a monster part, and that even his whispers are louder than many a man’s shout. » Inner World:
Beowulf’s Inner World is a world of greatness, of magnificent views and breath-taking scenery. A dozen islands covered in flora and fauna hover in his world, interlaced by shining golden bridges that ensure the whole floating archipelago is connected to each other, and with a Taijitu in the sky far above, acting as a sun. The bridges are smooth and solid, not shaking or ratting even as the floating islands change in height and position constantly. But using the bridges is the boring way of doing things.
Inside the Inner World, one can sprout wings of pure light, and fly to any other island, or simply take to the sky and admire the world as a whole. Four of the twelve Islands are slightly different to the red. One has a deep crimson colour, everything from the trees, to the grass and the animals, even the water resembles blood. A beautiful woman oversees this island, a little abashed, but from events prior rather than an innate shyness.
The second island holds a vastly different biosphere to the rest. While the rest are warm and of differing grassland builds, the second Island is a tundra, making the second island one that Ulv is most comfortable on. Here there are no trees, just the build up of snow and a vast number of wolves roaming and hunting the ever repopulating prey. The obe who rules this Island is a monster. A thirteen foot wolf that prowls around, always keeping an eye on the balance of the Island, and ready to deliver sharp, but neccecery paw smacks on any Wolf that tries to steal from it's kin, or gets to vigorous in a scrap. It is a being of fury and anger, but one that uses that emotion to protect.
The third, is the Island Of Night. This Island has a perpetual moon hanging above it, and is always dark. The moonlight reflects off pools in the dense forest, but there are no fauna here. Just tall trees that stretch up and compete for the moonlight, that still manages to get through and light up the ground, as bright as any sun could hope to be. Here, a woman with an elegant dress tends to the forest. Long white hair, pale skin and soft features. The only thing that shocks a person is the deep sulpher eyes and black scleara that she possesses.
The fourth, and final unique island, is one of joy. An amber coloured fog covers the entire island, which obscures it's features, but also seems to enhance the island itself. The overseer is incredibly vibrant and bubbly, always ready to tackle new people with hugs and drag them back to the snuggle cave, where her fluffy tail and furry ears are put on show for everyone to see.
Finally, while not on any specific Island, casting one's eyes to the sky could see the mighty form of Beowulf, flying across the islands on four wings of light, keeping a lookout to ensure that all is well in his kingdom. Occasionally he may land and converse with the keepers of the four unique islands, or to ensure that the balance of the remaining nine is kept (and secretly gets headrubs from the keeper of the Amber Island).
A more boring method of travel, if one is into that, is to use the shining golden bridges that connect each twelve of the islands. As Ulv is the only one who can sprout the wings of light, this is the main way that the overseers meet up with each other, to exchange talk, food, and fluffy snuggles from the perpetually elated wolf-girl. » Sealed Zanpakutō Appearance:
Beowulf doesn't appear as anything. Through a long series of Shenanigans, Beowulf can be released without the medium of a Zanpaktou, removing the need to carry one around. » Sealed Zanpakutô Powers:
Endless Fury of Beowulf: Even sealed, Beowulf's fury seeped into Ulv, and feeds her power. Every post Ulv is in a fight with someone, her strength builds, and her speed increases as a byproduct of having more power to kick off with. These Fury Stacks max out at six, and are intricately tied into the workings of her Bankai. The increase is roughly quarter her strength with every stack, allowing for an immense physicality at 6 stacks.
I. Shikai » Shikai Release Phrase:
Obliterate the Ideal of Fear » Shikai Appearance:
Beowulf takes on a pair of armored guantlets and boots in the base Shikai. They are a white-gold colour, with soft veins of light that glitter across them, as well as a pair of clear flash-resistant contacts to protect her from high intensity light.
In Wings Of Beowulf form, Beowulf is a slender pair of shoes, almost dress slippers, the standard white-gold colour but with a softer look to them than her original shikai form and small gauges on the side. » Shikai Abilities:
In her base release, Beowulf grants Ulv a portion of his strength, allowing her to exceed her upper limits by a considerable margin, and also grants her the ability of the Light-Eater. This allows her to consume all light photons in the surrounding area, or in a person's attack if they strike using lasers or the like, and put it to work on her side. The main - and generally only power aside from eating opponents lasers - of this is the Siegfried's Dragonfire, in which the photons are compressed to the gauntlets, and then fired out in hi-intensity beams, capable of burning through practically any material, even flame-retardant materials with several seconds of contact. An advanced variant of this is 'Endless Lungs' in which Ulv channels light-consuming powers with one gauntlet, and lets loose a beam of unending heat out of the other gauntlet. The photons are compressed into powerful laser beams that hit with a punch due to gaining mass in the compression, but move many many times slower than light due to this mass.
However, she sees a very different release in the Wings of Beowulf form. This form grants no bonuses other than an incredible increase in her speed, exceeding the upper limits of her movement and reaction speed by a formidable margin. When moving, the two gauges on the side fill up and after some time [1-3 posts depending on the intensity of the movement] they max out and allow Ulv to release the Wings of Beowulf. Incorporeal but bright and easy to see, the wings stretch out from the back of her shoes, and grant a further boon to her movement and reaction speed, allowing her to move and react at speeds phenomenally higher than her upper limits.
The Wings of Beowulf last for 3 posts and then retract back into the shoes, to charge again. This cycle can roll as long as Ulv has her Shikai active, but the charge is not saved if she seals her Zanpaktou with only a portion of the power prepared, having to charge again from scratch if she re-releases it later.
» Bankai Name:Mugen Ikari no Beowulf [Endless Fury of Beowulf]
» Bankai Release Phrase: Bankai.
» Bankai Release Actions:
» Bankai Appearance: With six different stages and many different forms, Beowulf's appearance changes based on the form, and is detailed in the abilities.
» Bankai Abilities: Mugen Ikari no Beowulf has six different stages, each stage bringing forth the truth of Beowulf, Force, Fury, and Pure, Unrelenting Strength. Each form has it's own tricks, but the one thing that is persistent through them is the incredible, and increasingly astronomical, increase to Ulv's physical strength. Most Stage has one form, but Ursa Major has multiple forms. They go in order from Cub, Bersark, Mor, Ursa and then finally Ursa Major. Each form requires their ranking in fury stacks to unleash so Ulv does not have access to all her power at the start of the fight. The forms have no time limit, but if she stops fighting for two turns for whatever reason, her fury abates and must be rebuild from scratch to return to the forms.
Cub - Young Bear's Desire: The first form of Ulv's Bankai, it requires one Fury Stack, and gives what is paid for it. Not the most magnificent of forms, but it's strength is sufficient for when she just needs to kick someone in the face harder than usual, but not bring to bare any big guns. A sort of form to irritate Byakuya with it's lack of luster, since it doesn't physically manifest anything.
Bersark - the Fury Of Bears: A strange, oddity to her Bankai. Despite being the second form of five, it is the second most physically powerful form in her arsenal. Only Ursa Major - Bear of the Stars grants more in the way of physicality, [and Mor - Claws of the Mother if she is protecting someone sufficiently important, but it is not persistent to the form, so doesn't count]. This form - an interesting controversy, since Bersark is not confidently translated, and may mean bear the animal, or bare as in naked - garbs Ulv in the fur of bears. Her body grows hairy, her teeth elongate, and her muscles swell. This form, on top of incredible physical strength, enhances her Fury Stacks, making them even more potent than before.
This comes with a cost, however. Since the madness of Bersark saturates her body and mind, stripping most consciousness from it. She can recognize uniforms, and people very close to her heart, but others will get swiped at, regardless of who they are. This means that it is not a very good technique to use in company, best to be popped when immense force is needed, and Ulv is in a rather secluded area with her foe.
She can don Hvit's mask to help keep her mentality in line, allowing her much greater control over the rage bubbling inside her. But this usage grants no benefits usually inherit to Vizard masks, only the coherency of thought.
Mor - Claws of the Mother: This form is the closest form to Ulv's heart. It is evocative of the very concept of Beowulf, and herself. Her fists, his claws, are tools to protect that which she cares about the most. The form, at base, produces two different choices. Either it can give her claws - shining paws with long blades on the end, fit to slice through most things that come into contact with it - or just paws with power to make even the most powerful Punchinators look like a children's play toy, depending on what she requires.
However, this form truly comes into it's own when she is by the side, or in front of someone she wants to protect. Strangers and innocents give a small but noticable increase to her strength and speed, and this increases the more she cares about the person she protects. People of great respect in her heart, like Hayden or Ibiki - despite the fact that they realllllly don't need her protection in the slightest - grant a formidable increase in her strength and speed. And to stand with Niflhiem on the battlefield, and wield this form, makes it the strongest form she has in her arsenal, outstripping even Bear of the Stars by a fair margin. Hilariously, it increases her strength to such a margin she has to be careful not to catch Niflhiem in the fallout.
Ursa - The New Drive: Imported and refurbished from the old Bankai that Mirja had long ago, The New Drive is the suped up version of Ursa Drive. Most of it's features are brought in directly, but removes the God Of Fire function of the old drive and replaces it with the Fury that powers her Bankai Forms. Not relying on ultra-potent adrenals, this form can be used with more freedom, not blowing through her endurance as quickly as it used to.
Being fueled off her Fury Stacks, the armour becomes greater in the field of strength-enhancing and durability as her Fury Stacks build, to the maximum stacks capable, giving it power a hair under Bersark's physical enhancements, and grants her a very solid suit of armour to protect her while she is fighting. Twelve orbs are built into the two arms of New Drive, six on each arm. They light up as Ulv gains more Fury Stacks, allowing a visual reference to the power currently being ridden by the woman.
It's also got a swanky new red colour as well, so that's a plus.
- Ursa Drive:
Ursa Major - Glorious Wings Of Beowulf: At the apex of Her bankai forms, is another import and dramatically enhanced from her old days. Glorious Wings Of Beowulf imports Shining Ursa Empress. The dress stays, since Ulv and Beowulf still have the same, impeccable fashion sense as before. The armour-dress is stronger than before, and the ball-gloves can absorb light with greater efficiency, releasing it in a thin beam with the intensity of a sun. Due to the heat and penetration power, it has a limited range of four hundred yards, so she doesn't cause wide-spread catastrophe across wherever she is fighting.
Another thing that is imported from the old form, is that the wings splaying from her back overshadows her glowing dress, and this time they are not skeletal, but filled with feathers made of pure light. There are no gems, and no doubling of power, because the Fury Stacks deal with making sure her body is ready to take the powers given by Beowulf, and that function is now moot.
Much like the Shikai form, Wings of Beowulf, it dumps a great majority of it's power into speed, but there is to much power in Ursa Major for it to put all it's power into speed, and keep Ulv alive at the same time. So it brings her to the limit of safe use, and then drops the rest into the other tricks, like the defensive dress and light-shooting gloves.
- Shining Ursa Empress:
Ursa Major - Bear of the Stars: Fury, made manifest. The Stellar Consultation of Ursa Major, condensed into a Bankai form for Ulv to use. It takes the look of a black, segmented plate armour, with a bear's snarling visage as the head. It is the most powerful form of Ulv's bankai - excluding a single instance that would power Mors above it - the second fastest behind Glorious Wings of Beowulf, and it's durability is such that there are very few things it can not reflect. It's astronomical power is not something to be released lightly, as collateral damage is unavoidable and will be considerable. It is too strong to be controlled, only ever released.
Another reason not to release this form lightly, is the feedback. Unlike other forms, it has a limit of four posts, and then can not be re-released afterwards in the rest of the thread. Also, the mental strain of this form reduces the Fury Stacks she can bear by one, limiting her to Five stacks for the rest of the thread.
Ursa Major - Grendel Smasher: Beowulf defeated the great beast Grendel with his bare hands, wrestling him to the ground and tearing off an arm after weapons failed him. So to, when Ulv needs to tear the arm of a monster that resists all other efforts, she turns to the Grendel Smasher. The armour is thin by comparison to others, and no more durable than the Reiatsu used to form it. Neither is her speed increased beyond it's normal form, but instead all the energy sent to two massive arms, where the might of the 6 fury stacks sit.
The increase in strength is so immense, that every being in the country will be able to hear the blows of this form landing on it's target. No being may stand in a belief that they are safe from the blows, as they will fall. The Grendel Smasher form epitomises violence, it is the apotheosis of raw power. The Ultimate Spear to puncture any shield.
Ursa Major - Cladding Of A Thousand Bears: An extreme endurance form, Beowulf creates the thickest plates and heaviest supports that can possibly be managed with his energy and the power of six fury stacks. While Ursa Propano skirts the gap between wearing armour and driving a suit, Cladding Of A Thousand Bears falls cleanly within the second category, far to big and far to heavy to be moved by Ulv's body alone.
Such weight, and such disconnect between Ulv's actions and the armour's reactions, causes Ulv to be slowed by this suit. An additional mallus is that the suit does not enhance her speed at all, nor is her strength improved by any margin other than the sheer weight of the suit and the power of 6 fury stacks. Everything has gone into making the suit as durable and lasting as possible. Such durability has caused it to become a 4-dimensional lattice, rendering it immensely resilient towards attempts to attack it's existence, or the reality of the armour.
Ursa Propono - Blazing Amber Ramiant: The result of a combination of her Resolve Flame and Beowulf's Zanpaktou powers, Blazing Amber Ramiant taps the deepest wells of Ulv's power, catalysing and stabalizing with the Resolve Flame to allow a much greater power than Glorious Wings Of Beowulf. Bear of the Stars still posseses greater physical strength, but with her Resolve Flame taking some of the strain fortifying Ulv's body, she can reach speeds that were, before too dangerous for Glorious Wings Of Beowulf to allow her to attain.
The wings are a combonation of light, and metalic wing frames holding these light wings in. The armour is thick, the arms are broad and the wings have a mighty span that allow her to hit speeds even Mirja could only dream of. The power, speed, and durability of the armour make this form a truly formidable weapon for Ulv to possess. And even more frightening, is the fact that it does not need any Fury Stacks to use, being activated immediately.
The downside to this immediate activation, is that it acts more like a Tulpa, obeying the same limit rules and as such, any Tulpa spawned on top of this increases the speed at which she runs out of power [using both at once uses two posts worth of the energy to sustain the form and the Tulpa, so she can use it for less time.]
I. Inner Hollow/Mask » Inner Hollow Name:
Hvit » Inner Hollow Description:
A pale mirror of Mirja, Hvit is nearly identical to Mirja, sans wolf. Her snow-pale skin and pure white hair mismatch the sulphur-yellow eyes, but strange eyes are par of the course in Mirja World. As if rebelling against her physical colour code and Mirja’s fashion, she wears flowing dresses that are bright and vibrant, generally in light reds and blues, but occasionally she will don a dress of pitch blackness. » Inner Hollow Personality:
Hvit has a multi-faceted personality which is not entirely evident at first contact. She is very proud and confident not only of herself, but also of her appearance, and believes that people will give way under it. She has grown somewhat mature, helping Ulv become who she was meant to be, and so isn't quite as much of a snooty bitch anymore, but she is still a very proud being. If only pride tempered by experience. She still puts on a face of undaunted superiority and will flaunt it for anyone who tries to step up to her, confident in both herself and in her friend, Ulv. » Inner Hollow Powers:
Hands of a Hollow: Instrumental in the revival, and unwavering in determination, Hvit was irreplaceable, and has not come away from this with nothing - even if we ignore the return of Hvit's friend - in this endevour. After the explosion, the lingering essence of Hvit from when Niflhiem demanded she release it all, was spread out and saturated into the Inner World. Such an action created an incredibly intimate bond between Hollow and Shinigami. There is almost no separation line, which allows for interesting tricks to play out that are unavailable to most Vizards, and enhance the power of Hvit's Mask a great deal - roughly twice again the strength of a normal mask. It still doesn't provide the iconic Mask Protection however, which is a headscratcher.
Starting from Cero: Now Ulv has a proper flow of Reiatsu rather than the internally focused version of Mirja, she can start using Hvit's Ceros. But this will require some work since because Mirja was never able to use them, she has nothing to go off. » Hollow Mask Appearance:
After perfecting the link between Hvit and Ulv, there was so much power that it condensed into a Hollow Mask once again. Three abilities give her three different forms to the mask, simple but different.
In her base form, the mask is clearly lupine, sitting across the top of her head and leaving her mouth and jaw clear. Soft amber markings across the mask make it clear that Hvit is one with Ulv's Resolve Flame.
While using Double Down, these markings turn a sulphur yellow, glowing bright and throbbing with power. This is the turning point, where Hvit is more prominent than Ulv in the mask.
the use of Noble White Fangs causes the same as Double Down, and also to grow solid energy-based ears behind the mask, which look wholly realistic and even twitch and turn to sound the same as real ears would.
Noble White Fangs:
» Vizard Powers:
Double-Down: Double-Down: A simple technique. Ulv folds the hollow power coming from her mask on itself, doubling it's power at the cost of halving it's post limit.
Noble White Fangs: After this new Evolucion, there was born a new power in Hvit. Not quite the Ressurection that most Evolucion Hollows can made, but a mini-form of the same vein, a sort of, "Super Hollow Mask" to straddle the gap between mask and Ressurecion.
These boots are immensely concentrated hollow energy, and act as their name suggests, being an incredible augment to Ulv's power. So compressed is the hollow reiatsu that it is barely contained, and explosively releases with every impact, a trick Ulv calls her "Impact Cero". The boots meld and flux with her Shikai and Bankai forms, giving any form the boots of her base, but alloying with a release state contains the energy sufficiently to negate the Impact Cero abilities. Ulv can also kick normal Cero and Bala out of these boots, at enhanced potency from normal.
Of course, this is still a Hollow Mask, and the burn of power is considerable. Ulv can keep this Super Form on for 10 posts - 12 at 0-3+ - with each post counting three towards the standard mask limit, in case she wishes to chop and change.
White Mask Buddha: A Vizard power that seems to have made itself rather than anything Ulv has done, White Mask Buddha has changed her vizard powers on several fronts. Replacing her standard mask with one half again the power of it, this is merely the side-effect of the strange and unexpected metamorphosis of her mask and nature as a Vizard in general.
The main power, is that Ulv’s eyes have changed, losing their auburn colour and becoming permanently bright gold. With these eyes, she is able to look into a being’s soul and know if they are a Vizard instantly, however hidden or repressed their Hollow might be. She can even see Hollows that are still being gestated, those yet to be born. With this sight, she can converse with the Inner Hollow within, and inviting the Shinigami spirit to join. If the conversation goes well, then Ulv may use her new powers as the Vizard Buddha, to sanctify an oath between Hollow and Shinigami. So that the two find ease in growth and support of each other. These Oaths can be simple terms that allow Shinigami and Hollow to better know what the other wants to improve the connection between the two, or a strictly binding contract enforced by objective reiatsu that will bring condemnation to the one who breaks any part of the agreed upon oath.
This, like most things, is not a perfect power. If the Hollow is not sane enough to converse, then Ulv can not reach their heart. Likewise if they are too consumed by their emotion to acknowledge Ulv’s presence, and additionally if the Shinigami does not wish to have such a conversation take place in the first place, wishing to have nothing to do with the evil demon within them. The Hollow’s lack of emotional development and capacity to converse can be solved by Ulv in time, but requires multiple sessions and the aid of the Shinigami. Refusal from either Hollow or Shinigami denies her any ability to do anything.
As with the Zanpaktou, knowing the name of their Hollow allows for greater strength between the two, as a Zanpaktou and it’s powers grows in strength once their name is known. This name is the Hollow’s “True Name”. The Name emblazoned on their very soul, rather than one given or taken in the moment. To know such a name is to ensure a permanent bond between the two for mutual betterment, but also to risk a reprisal of much greater potency were you to mess up.
Another problem is, that this is only a hand given in support, not the end of all by itself. Were a Vizard to neglect their Hollow, or training of their powers due to relying on it, then they would stagnate, atrophy, and possibly even suffer a Take-Over from the Hollow’s grudges surfacing, empowered by this new assistance granted to be a Take-Over stronger than they could have expected otherwise. A lot of effort is required on the part of the Vizard to make this work, or it will come back and bite them.
I. [/strike]Equipment/Other Resources » Equipment:
After the loss of her Punchinator Prime (along with everything else, thanks Inami!) Ulv found herself at a loss for toys. But, at the same time not really needing any, until she developed the Bone Metamorphasis Technique. Strong enough to split her knuckles with a solid punch, Ulv went to study and eventually discovered the ability to use Soulforged gauntlets to the same effect. And so the newest iteration of her Punchinators were commissioned!
Gold-rank Engraving gauntlets - she didn't really need anything too fancy like Tordenhunder - crafted out of Aurichalcum to survive the mighty blows that will come from the woman. Being Soulforged, they can meld with her Zanpaktou and be swallowed into her Dantian until needed, but Ulv wears them openly most of the time due to their design as Punchinators giving them convenient storage as bracelets around her wrists.
Not wishing to tax the artisans - or her purse - of Zian-Zi, they are mark I Punchinators, simple but effective things almost entirely reliant on the skill of the wearer to be effective.
I. Skill Sheet General Skills
- Durability: Advanced
- General Speed: Master
- Strength: Master
- Martial Skill: Grandmaster
- Hoho: Advanced
- Kidō: Untrained
- Zanjutsu: Untrained
- Hakuda: Elite
- Power Augmentation Grandmaster
- Cero: Advanced
- Mask Protection:: Untrained [nonexistent]
- Hollow Control: Elite
- Acid Skill: Advanced
- Spiritual Pollution: Advanced
- Cero/Bala: Elite
- Regeneration: Advanced
- Willpower/Determination: Grandmaster
- Mental Deduction:Advanced
- Focus: Elite
I. Roleplay Sample » Role Play Sample: