YUEL | BEAST OF TIME
NEW FONE WHO DIS
The Devil Particle; The Sealsmith
Lux Orior/Sector Head
>BE ME IRL» Out of her Shell:
In her younger years, Yuel was fairly shy, though her emotional, rambunctious and idealistic mindset rarely kept her introverted. In fact, much of her shyness was born from the fact that Yuel was often alone in her youth, admittedly to some degree by choice. Unable to comfortably play with the kids of her village due to such a difference of mentality, and the fact that her obsessions lied with engineering and academics, she spent considerable time alone. It was more out of a lack of social exposure that Yuel was shy at all; at heart, she was instead an extremely social, life-of-the-party type of person, often functioning as a whirling eddy within the different groups of conversation, constantly carrying at her own pace. She still retains some of her more reserved traits, and a bit of social anxiety when forced outside of her comfort zone, but after years of being a leader constantly engaged in work that she loves and people she enjoys, Yuel can be said to be near unrecognisable to her former self--at least, if it weren't for her overwhelming amount of terribly over-the-top quirks and idiosyncrasies.Fickle Relationships:
In fact, with her current personality it can be said that Yuel practically draws people into her. Like a hurricane, she sweeps into your life and brings you into hers, moving along the world without letting you go. Admittedly, she isn't aware of this phenomenon. She's pleased to have enjoyable people around her coming along, but from how one-track minded and forward-moving she is, it's quite often she forgets about those around her. In this sense, Yuel is fickle about her relationships. She doesn't realise the presence of those around her and why they're there too much, but at the same time she doesn't question why they're gone, when they're gone.» In Her Own World:
Because of that, it can be extremely difficult to emotionally connect to Yuel. She attracts people and brings them along, and very often pleasantly socialises with them, but isn't to say she's emotionally engaged. It's often that her conversations with others is moreso Yuel talking to herself with another person as a soundboard, bouncing off ideas back, maybe slightly differently than how she initially put it out based on a response and input from her conversational partners. This is because Yuel isn't usually "experiencing" the world and living in it, so much as living in her own head. This is what really embodies her "idealistic mindset", lost in her own thoughts.» Strong Leader:
Fortunately, Yuel isn't only characterised by her emotional distance. In fact, sometimes it's that distance which makes it much easier for her to carry out her job as a leader, especially with her level of authority in the Lux Orior. There's several factors which come together to appropriately label her a "strong leader", perhaps something she may not have been considered as in her youth due to how turbulent of a person she was. Since maturing, Yuel has been able to translate her hurricane-esque aura of attraction into charisma and confidence, the fact that she's most concerned with her ideals and less with the thoughts of others, and project it into a voice of authority that draws in the crowd. Her words will be concise as she knows what she wants and communicates those thoughts properly. Though she can take feedback as constructive when communicated appropriately, it's also this strong-headedness that allows her to maintain rationality unswayed by the opinion and agendas of others, enact more ruthless tactics that stay true to achieving the objective, and be unhindered by more timid and sensitive ideals. There may be some weaknesses to draw from these qualities, but they've undoubtedly aided her in shaping the world around her to what she'd like to see in it.» Stubborn to a Fault:
All things considered, without the appropriate advisor--in fact, even with an exceptionally skilled aid--it's difficult to change Yuel's mind. This can become problematic in a lot of ways, especially when she interacts with people that place more importance on the means to the ends than she does. Yuel operates with the goal in mind as the number one priority, and the methods to do so aren't utilised in an "any means necessary" sort of manner, but that doesn't mean she's so flexible as to accept all means. As aforementioned, Yuel knows what she wants, and it's rare that she stops before getting it. To begin with, the girl doesn't often aspire or reach for things she truly believes is out of reach or impossible, but for the Mind of Karakura, that's a very short list as is, and a challenge or defiance is anything but a deterrent. You aren't inherently an enemy if your disagree with her, but you're certainly not going to be well respected.» Morally Driven:
Yes, Yuel is exceptionally stubborn and ambitious, often a dangerous and ethically unsound combination; however, the Duulheim is still powerfully attached to her humanity, both literally and figuratively. A good girl at heart, Yuel has boundaries and a moral system to live by. She may not agree with everything people claim to be "good", and is certainly more concerned with protecting and acting on what she thinks is "good", but Yuel will go to great lengths to not let things fall to darkness. By no means is she a pariah of light and lawfulness, but she refuses to ignore actions of evil when its conducted within her reach. Yuel isn't the most concerned with how the world is, and she doesn't have the strongest opinion on how the world should be outside of her areas of interest, but she's certainly decided on what she believes the world shouldn't be.» Strategic Thinker:
For how fickle, hyperactive, and manic Yuel can be, it's often underestimated that Yuel's a rational thinker. Yes, she's driven by ideals, but only because she's confident in finding the means to achieve them. She's lost in her own world and lives in it rather than the tangible world around her, but that's only in anticipation for her world to become the world around her--it's only a matter of time. Yuel is a highly adaptive and quick to jump-start lass that switches from project to project endlessly, but that doesn't discount her ability to hold a broader, long-term focus, and execute each step of the plan with determination and precision. Those qualities become self-fulfilling prophecies; when Yuel is driven, and she's very often driven, all things in sight become a part of the plan as she considers all variables and resources to be at her disposal--if not immediately, then eventually.» Driven by Clear Goals:
Yuel's got a good head on her shoulders--genuinely one of the best and brightest in the world. The reason this can ever really come to shine is due to the goals she sets for herself when performing any task. Even in the most sporadically approaching and sudden events, one of the very first things Yuel sets out is what goal she needs to achieve, or what sort of conclusion she needs to come towards. The actual performance to get there comes afterwards; in her eyes, there's no point in walking towards a location if you don't know where that location is; doing so makes you stupid. Very, very, utterly stupid. That said, from how objective-oriented she can get, a lack of a point of focus can make things exceptionally chaotic for her. Naturally that sort of scenario will almost never happen if we're being honest, but the point is that Yuel isn't just capable because she can identify and is driven to achieve these clear goals, but that she's almost dependent on them. If the girl didn't have aspirations in her life, things she wanted to do and places she wanted to go, in all honesty, Yuel would be horribly lost and utterly useless in so many ways. It's also goals, namely achieving them, that is one of her greatest souurces of happiness. The challenge is overwhelming and overcoming it is overwhelming respectively. That said, her focus to achieve in this aspect often drives her too linearly to that goal, avoiding and ignoring obstacles in the way. The thing is, not everything's really an obstacle, but too often does she subconsciously pin things as obstacles. Unfortunately, this can also include relationships. also include relationships.
story of my life» Inception:
Two years before the Suika family had their future chief, Ibiki Suika, the same parents had another child. To the family of strength-empowered brawlers, by all means this child was a failure upon inception; however, this was their first child, and they loved her nonetheless--and they wouldn't have too much time left to love her. This child was born with a birth defect, and through a family friend they were able to take her a quality hospital within Seireitei. It was there that they found that their child had an abysmal level of reiatsu. Such that it was barely on-par with mere humans, and the environment of Soul Society was actively hurting her. It was like a mammal born in the deep sea, the pressure of the water slowly killing it. Tsume was personally devastated, largely because even the zanpakuto spirit within her was especially fond of this child, as if something within the baby's soul was kindred. For the time being, their child was kept at the hospital, barely surviving on a lifeline of the hospital equipment.» Letting Go:
The couple couldn't stay permanently in the hospital, as much as they didn't want to let their firstborn go. They visited often, thankfully, but duties in the outside world still demanded their presence. Several years passed by, the couple even having another child in the meantime. Eventually the couple visited with their second daughter, Ibiki, likely around eight years old at the time, well after her own prodigious strength was established. Ibiki wasn't made aware of her sister until this visit; in fact, most people were unaware. It was such a sensitive topic for their family, and it was rarely brought up. During this visit, the doctors on-hand let them know that their equipment was not sufficient to sustain their firstborn's life for much longer. It was at the suggestion of their family friend that they let her go, as the doctors suspected this continued, forced living was bringing unimaginable pain to the comatose child. They took this suggestion and let her go, hoping their daughter would find peace in another life on earth, as the soul cycle continued life onwards.» Repeated Rebirth:
Unbeknownst to them, the reason for the child's birth defect lied in her inner world. An exceptionally unique, perhaps one in a million circumstance, the child upon birth held a dormant zanpakuto spirit. In its dormancy, the spirit siphoned all the spiritual energy the child produced, effectively weakening her to a point beyond survivable in Soul Society. It was also the same reason that all the spiritual particles of her being as a plus retained itself, when normally a soul would disperse as it reentered the soul cycle. For nearly five hundred years, this soul lived and died, all particles of its being retained. All the way up until the twenty-fifth century, when a circumstance changed.» Inception Part 2, Electric Boogaloo:
Sayal Du'ulheim was a prodigious woman in her family. In their line of work, results were all that mattered, and through any means necessary she'd achieve her results. The main reason for that sort of efficiency was the fact that she truly hated the family business. She committed and performed out of piety and dedication, but that wasn't where her heart lied. It was during a mission in Japan that she found her path. She met a completely normal man who captured her heart. Sayal formally retired from their line of work and renounced connection to the family, and in turn they disowned her. Anybody from her lineage would be disallowed to adopt the Du'ulheim name. From thereon, she simply went on as Sayal Duulheim, keeping her maiden name after marriage. Later, the two had a child with immensely peculiar features, such that Sayal's husband accused her of cheating. A DNA test proved that the child was theirs, and her odd features was a result of their child inheriting a lot of recessive features from her mother's ancestry.» Birth of the Savior:
Although Sayal renounced her family, she still loved them dearly, and her mother loved her, so at the very least their child would certainly see her grandmother once. Thus, Sayal took her child to her homeland for a short weekend visit. Upon arrival Sayal was met with mixed feelings and mixed perceptions. She still loved her family, she just hated their line of work; in turn, much of her family still loved her, but as a clan that held tradition and culture at the highest, they could not give her the respects she once earned. Fortunately, the family respected her freedom, and Sayal respected their work, so even if she couldn't live with them, there weren't exactly hard feelings. When she finally brought her son to her mother, it was fairly shocking. The recessive genes the child retained held special meaning in the family, as a sign of direct connection to their ancient progenitor, for which they became the Du'ulheim family. It was taken a as a sign more or less; unfortunately, the clan's laws dictated that this child could not go into their line of work. Sayal's mother said that this irony was likely destiny in itself, and that the child, despite having genes reminiscent of their progenitor and foretold as some sort of savior, was not meant to be in the family. In the end, Sayal's mother sent her and the child off with a name, Yuel, and two gifts for the child: an ancient gourd relic and a tiger pelt.» Poor and Brilliant:
Yuel's early life was loud and filled with vibrancy. Though he didn't get to see his parents as often as some of the kids around him, by no means was he alone. The small family lived in the boondocks, as Sayal's family business had a lot of transferable skills and work ethic, but no actual credentials to show much worth for. On the other hand, her husband was a man who followed his passions, and those passions weren't very lucrative. Regardless, they were a happy family. While Sayal and her husband often went out of the village for work, leaving Yuel alone to be raised by the villagers around. It was likely thanks to this closeness to the villagers and people around him that started the groundwork for Yuel to grow up extraverted. Unfortunately, that extraversion didn't have much room to shine as the older Yuel got, the more apparent it became how different he was. Yuel took after Sayal in so many more ways; she was a true, traditional genius.» Finding Passion:
The boy just couldn't find intellectual connection with the community around him. No-one really thouught like him, or at his level, and in conjunction, though both parties tried, Yuel couldn't understand the villagers, and they--him. As a result, he also couldn't relate or emotionally connect, and the sense of isolation grew, despite how cared for he was. It certainly didn't help that as he grew older, the time he could see his parents grew fewer, sometimes not seeing them for months at a time. Yuel tried to be understanding, but no matter how intelligent he was, Yuel was still a child. So in the meantime, he spent quite a bit of time adventuring around the village on his own. It was at this point that Yuel found a whole world of means to entertain himself. Through hand-me downs and a local junk depot, the young Duulheim found electronic devices. This fascination with a rarer appliance in his small world turned to obsession, and he quickly entered the world. This quickly progressed through means of reverse engineering, and after years of self-study, the local junkyard turned into his own private tech-centre, filled with junk-turned computers and assorted adventures. Once he gained means to access the internet, the rate of knowledge growth expanded exponentially, and along with this progression came a great deal of information traditionally inaccessible. Yuel became well-versed in the spiritual and magical, fascinated with a world he couldn't touch. Another rare part of himself that made relating to his community difficult was the fact that Yuel was spiritually inept. Generally everyone in the village could see and interact with spirits, but he couldn't. The internet was a means to explore this world. This passion was quickly facilitated by the trigger event which eventually launched Yuel into this world.» Power is King:
Azure Iramasha was a well-known figure and Yuel was by no means a stranger to his reputation. Of course seeing someone online and seeing them in person was two different things, and at first he didn't recognise him. Near the village, the Hybrid King was in heated battle with another winged individual, and the splash from their battle was affecting the village. Though the whole area was to be evacuated, this was the first time Yuel had a chance of personally viewing anything so spectacular, and in his fervent excitement, the boy chased all the way to get a clear, close, and personal first-seat view. Of course this was much too dangerous of a situation for him to get close in any respect at all, but children weren't the best at listening to reason. The fight quickly took Yuel's conscience and he awoke to Azure attending him. This exchanged soon turned to Yuel inviting what was a celebrity to him to the village, asking him a plethora of questions, and eventually finding out that Azure was currently operating in Karakura Central. From thereon, it was the young boy's dream to head to Karakura and follow what was now his idol.» Knowledge is Power:
With a clear goal in mind of what to do later in life, the already studious Yuel took to the books--and internet--to fill himself with knowledge. Through some misunderstandings and embellishments online, Karakura to him was the hub of technology, and to sustain himself and live there, he needed to be more than just bright. Yes, he was smart in his circumstances, but would that really hold up in Karakura, where the best and the brightest weren't even just contributing, but competing? On top of that, considering his abysmal personal power, the only way he might find himself standing beside Azure was to be brighter than the brightest. So for three years, Yuel learned everything there was to learn, from quantum mechanics to property portfolios. When Yuel turned fourteen and earned his parents' blessings, the boy set on his way to Karakura Central to enroll into Karakura High School.» Life Begins Now:
Yuel reached Karakura safely enough, took the entrance exam, and barely passed. Not due to how difficult the exam was, so much as Yuel had many misunderstandings about the cultural difference, lacked common sense, and psyched himself out of going with her first answer on a question--which was usually the correct answer. Fortunately, he still made it, but a new issue arose: housing. The boy didn't really plan everything out and eventually found himself without shelter. During this time, he opted to camp out in front of the high school, and doing this brought a bit of attention. Fortunately, a kind soul, Touma Yuudeshi, took pity on his circumstances and took the boy in. During this time, Yuel underwent a peculiar transformation, and before he knew it, Yuel was now a girl. At the time, the phenomenon was completely unknown, and for many years it remained completely ambiguous, even after meeting many people experts in the matters of the soul. At the core, the reason for this transformation was more a return to form. The zanpakuto spirit which cursed Yuel to a human life with spiritual ineptitude for several hundred years had finally matured, and its interaction with Yuel caused her to become her original self.» Running Start:
From hereon, Yuel's life started to get a bit more out of control. Her enrollment into Karakura High was pretty redundant considering how little time she spent in it, though she did gain some experiences there. Having finally reached her goal and coming to Karakura, she met a plethora of people and gained a plethora of experiences, ranging from meeting the President of Japan, Shadin Yuudeshi, after hacking through the Yuudeshi Network and accidentally summoning a Vasto Lorde in the middle of Central, meeting one of Truth's Angels and exposing his undercover work in Karakura High, being invited to work with the leader of the mafia world in Japan, Augustine, getting through the Iramasha of Borders's zone of control through inventing a space-warp device, and so many more. Likely the most impressive exercise of her genius was inventing a spellcasting system that didn't require spiritual awareness to use, such that any random human could learn and perform it. Of course she didn't account for how much brain power it'd take to mathematically breakdown the method of controlling spiritual energy through nodes and how much mastery of the system was required to perform Renkinjutsu adeptly, but in theory anybody could use it. It's also the instrumental reason for her later success and survival once she thrusted herself further into the spiritual world, and that started with her meeting Jaeden Caldwell.» Change of State:
After discovering this gem in the rough through the Yuudeshi Network, Jaeden Caldwell--at the time the lead authority of research and development in the Vanguard--the man invited her to one of their bases in Mongolia. When Yuel accepted the offer, she was quickly met with a handsome and intelligent man, and she also quickly understood how unlikeable a person he was. Under her understanding, the man completely underestimated her and constantly patronised her, going so far as to assert that magic had no system of operation, hence, "magic". It was during this time the man challenged her to a spar, and while Yuel had engaged in some fights in the past, this was the first time she was truly engaging in "combat". Of course, through her pride and anger, Yuel accepted fervently. This was also the first time she truly held onto a sword for a fight, and her natural synergy with one came through. With careful planning, psychological warfare, and a genuine mastery of the environment and control of the circumstances, Yuel obliterated Jaeden with a force not too distant from the level of destruction world leaders brought about in massive wars. Of course even then, Yuel maintained control of the situation, but she didn't really maintain control of herself. As soon as she realised what she did, the girl was drowned in remorse and guilt. It was through the whispers of a certain entity within her, someone she'd later come to know as Wukong, that she once more took matters into her own hands, quickly taking the power that killed Jaeden and targeting temporally ambiguous particles to essentially return time in the location a few minutes back. In the process, she also ended up absorbing a colossal amount of these particles into herself, forever changing the state of her body and soul.» Accelerating Wisdom:
Post-Caldwell, Yuel's life unimaginably became even more hectic. The temporally-ambiguous particle, to which she named the "Keter Particle" after conducting research on it with ASRA from the Vanguard, fractured her personal timeline. Multiple Yuel's would pop-up in various locations in various times, all with differences in memories. In this sense, Yuel would occasionally remember the future, and sometimes that future wasn't even one that actually happened, but the experiences still centralised. From that, Yuel gained experience from excursions in Hueco Mundo and the wastelands, fighting wars that never happened, honing her swordsmanship she felt so attached to, making friends with more vanguard research personnel, helping Ash Iramasha in his shockingly similar circumstance, helping Shadin stabilise Tsubasa Unabara after the Demon Incursion, and so many more.. Likely the most shocking event wasn't even one that happened to her. During the Moon-Invasion, her beloved Azure Iramasha fell. This event was devastating and pushed Yuel to start dedicating herself more to changing and shaping the world into a more peaceful Earth. Shadin took Yuel under his wing, helping her to master her various assets, her intellect, her swordsmanship, and--though she wasn't aware of it--Shadin even prepared her for the inevitability of coming across her ziamichi spirits. Unbeknownst to her, the two artefacts Yuel received from her grandmother, the tiger skin and gourd, actually housed a demon and another spirit, which over the years progressively transitioned from being within the gourd to finding home within her inner world.» Communicating Within:
Often in her dreams, without being aware, Yuel conjured her inner world. It was a rare occurrence for the most part, but in these moments she'd hear the voice of that spirit from so long ago, telling her she had the power to save Jaeden if she wanted. Sometimes, she'd also hear the rumbles of another creature, something of a more demonic tone. Yuel could never fully cross the barriers within her inner world to fully meet them, but at the time she was content with just talking. It wasn't until she met some individuals that could help her go further in communicating with them, like Ulv Auber and Calypso Asthavon, that Yuel's innate curiosity started to bloom. The biggest help was meeting Ulv, who taught her the Arms of the Earth technique and developed her own Tulpa. It was through this Tulpa that Yuel could force the spirits within her to face her. It was also in this exchange that, mostly because Ulv entered Yuel's inner world, her zanpakuto spirit finally awakened. To confront the intruder, the spirit confronted Ulv, but in the process Yuel also recognised that this behemoth was most definitely the product of her own soul--and more importantly, that this creature was the reason for her spiritual ineptitude. It wasn't necessarily anger that Yuel felt upon this revelation, but she certainly was very adamant in how they were going to move forward. Once Ulv exited her inner world, Yuel took the vizard's advice in how to treat a zanpakuto spirit, and began proper communication. After this sit-down, so to speak, her inner spirit finally offered Yuel its name, and through this interaction, Yuel achieved her shikai.» Channeling Mastery:
Of course things wouldn't just stop at attaining shikai. Studious as she is, establishing communication with her zanpakuto spirit and being able to have cordial conversation immediately unleashed unending conversations. Yuel talked to herself often as is, so once she found someone to literally always talk to in her own head--which also included her two ziamichi spirits--things just wouldn't stop. And, fortunately for her, Lov was a great listener, or at least great at nodding his head and making single-syllable responses. This unending communication, combined with Yuel's being a quick learner, served to move towards a level of mastery exceedingly quickly. Such that, once she was able to tap into the latent energy reserves burrowed within her soul, an innate sense of comfort in utilising these newfound strengths was hastily achieved.
INNATE ATTRIBUTES» Knowledge:
It wouldn't be an exaggeration by any means to say Yuel is one of the most modernly knowledgeable beings in existence. While this is most accurately applied to subjects of academia and especially science and engineering, years of practical application, study, and on-hand experience through the means of her nigh omnipresent being granted Yuel incomparable banks of knowledge. This extends to political climates, geography, history, culture, language, and likely the subject she's not only known for, but is the premiere and foremost expert on, Quantum Mechanics.» Handicraft:
Having knowledge is one thing; being able to apply it is a whole different matter. Fortunately, Yuel possesses even this skill. Since her toddler years Yuel was able to make the most of even the tiniest bits of information, and out of pure intuition and rational thought she could construct functioning pieces of technology. Granted, they were on the level of the 21st century at most, and in comparison countless other geniuses have already surpassed her; nevertheless, without the essentials of prior knowledge, experience, and even a more developed mind to make sense of the contraptions she was making, it's still an impressive feat. While she is still limited mainly to her resources and, to some extent, the understandings of logic and knowledge, with all three present Yuel can be regarded as unstoppable--and now that she has those resources on-hand and available? It's unwise to underestimate the machinations she can produce. Even just utilising scraps Yuel has been able to go so far as to affect quantum fields and take space fabric by hold, contracting to simulate a “warp-speed” effect with her creations amongst other achievements. The further she progresses, even with minimal tools and resources at disposal, her creations become increasingly radical.» Calculability:
It’s been vividly shown just how powerful Yuel can calculate, and not just numbers but events, expressions--in short, information in general. The best example thus far is the fact that through natural phenomena and two triggers, she was able to create a pseudo-star and blackhole within fifty feet of herself, and still survive based off of calculating multiple factors and variables in terms of the physical and parametres and magnitude of the two celestial bodies. Additionally, she was able to in real time calculate the mass and force behind the sword swings of an experienced combatant based off of outside sources off the top of her head, and accordingly respond with her own calculated movements to minimise damage spur of the moment. You might think a computer with larger resources and extremely high output of power--like the ASRA IAs or Yuudeshi Network for example--surpass her by far, but the gap isn't as wide as one might presume.» Ingenuity:
Yuel's ingenuity is world renown. The Duulheim can adapt not just to an assortment of scenarios, but adapt her skill sets--or even conjure all new skill sets--at a moments notice. She's proved time and time again how masterful she is at approaching situations unconventionally and finding routes to success by the most unorthodox but effective paths, and essentially gaining a means to be victorious no matter what. It becames incredibility difficult to come at Yuel without a plan, and just as difficult even with a plan, as the girl as developed an expertise in turning contingencies on their head and manipulating them to her benefit. The most noticeable application of this is creating top-tier technical pieces out of minimum resources, developing an entire system of spiritual alchemy without ready access to her own energy reserves, and causing grandoise physical interactions on quantum scales on a moment's notice.
UNNATURAL TALENT» Metal Limbs:
Having suffered an unfortunate accident, Yuel lost her right arm and left leg entirely. In their place, she possesses outdated metallic limbs that function just as well as her natural limbs. With her own additions and care, they work very well, and are in complete balance with the rest of her body both in terms of strength, weight, and dexterity. Having quickly adapted to them with around five years of experience in handling the items, they are as easy and comfortable to use as their organic counterparts.» Spiritual Ineptitude?:
For the longest while, Yuel had no capacity to utilise spiritual energy, and this persisted to the extent that she wasn't even spiritually aware. After having unlocked her shikai and gaining access to her innate shinigami abilities, even in her base, human form, she at least was able to sense and interact with spiritual entities--spiritual awareness, essentially. However, much of the content of her spiritual energy is locked away deep within her and her inner world in such a fashion that she can't readily access any of it without assuming her shinigami form, such that for all intents and purposes, spiritually speaking Yuel is still powerless in her natural human state [5-5--].» Swordsmanship:
After having used a sword in actual combat, with Yuel’s intuitive prowess and--as she stated--comfort with the weapon specifically, to the extent that it feels like it runs in her blood, naturally there were countless things she instantly discovered when utilising it and continued to practice the form. Within seconds of her first moments with a blade in hand, taking into account her knowledge of physics and the ability to apply it in real time, she assumed a perfectly balanced and stable stance that would easily lead into offense, defense, or a change of scenery within minutes.
To be specific, she largely learned proper handling of a sword and efficient wielding. For example, stance. Balance and stability is key, or else any clashing or power put into a swing is disrupted and in the end made redundant. Proper distance between your feet in correlation to your shoulder width should be parallel for a basic stance. Having bent knees to a slight degree allows for quick change in posture and position, or application of power in a swing or block generated from throughout the body. One’s posture should be kept straight from their hips to shoulder, and the curvature of the neck is relatively negligible. Depending on what kind of movement you want to make or be prepared for changes how you hold the sword. For a quick reaction ready to make any necessary movements with no focus on mobility, defense, or offense, Yuel prefers holding the sword close to her centre with both hand, around two or three inches apart in grip. Preferable, she holds it close to her chest and keeps her wrists straight for steady but powerful hold.
In terms of swinging, Yuel often rotates her hips without leaning in any direction should she swing diagonally or horizontally, with her shoulders kept steady and elbows initially bent. Towards the point where her blade makes contact, Yuel rapidly shifts to having her elbows straight. This method is to exert full power with minimal effort. The bend-to-straight maneuver offers a slingshot-esque effect, with movement of the waist and hips--which for most females are their centre of gravity and balance--adding rotationary power without risking going off balance, especially with her shoulders kept stable.
Defending shouldn’t come from strength in the arms, but stability of the legs. In a clashing, Yuel lets the power of the ground tank the force as opposed to her body. Bending the knees and contracting her body in the opposite direction of the attack while throwing her balance at that direction, so long as Yuel’s body can physically hold out, she should be able to block the force directed towards her. This time around, her elbows should be kept locked, but not straight so as to avoid them bending in the wrong direction when under too much stress. Furthermore, her wrists should still be kept straight to allow all the stress to past through so as to prevent any fractures in that area.
There’s still a lot more to learn in terms of wielding them, though she's come a far ways away with it, not to the extent of overwhelming mastery, but she wouldn't lose out to anybody save the well known powers. On the other hand, she’s also grasped a lot more in terms the sword’s self as well. For example, why she can’t just rely on the sword’s weight to produce a proper swing. Well made swords typically balance themselves closer to the hilt, so the weight towards the end of the blade isn’t a substantial amount, or at least enough to produce decent force on weight alone. Additionally, why a sword is thinner towards the edges to make it “sharp”, but why the slope of the edge isn’t too intense. The edges must be able to tackle enough stress to keep shape and produce more pressure than whatever it’s hitting can take on.
Those vibrations run through the edges and into the thicker centre of the blade, where the entirety of the sword must be robust enough to not bend enough to lose defensive/offensive force. Furthermore, forging a sword in layers allows for better spreading and neutralisation of the stress. At the same time, a sword too formed will risk shattering as a result of having low compression strength, thus it must be able to bend, especially when stabbing things. This also helps the vibrational transfers throughout the sword to the hilt, arguably the most stable part of the entire sword according to Yuel’s experience.» Arms of the Earth Tulpa:
Once Ulv taught Yuel the Arms of the Earth Technique as a foundation to build her Tulpa, the blonde quickly adapted this asset into her repertoire. Functioning off her willpower, strength of mind, and ultimately the level of mental fortitude she can summon to establish the entirety of her mindscape, Yuel can conjure profound power to manifest in the real world. Starting from the building blocks is establishing her mindscape.
Arms of the Earth is a technique which starts with entering one's mindscape. Different from the inner world, it's entirely a hypothetical land conjured by cognition. A blank slate of an imaginative plane. From there, the user draws upon their experiences, memories, and imagination to conceive people. Essentially, populate this mindscape with the people she knows, forms of herself, monkeys with tophats, anything living, and essentially bring life to this world. The only limit is the person's force of will and mind. The second step is to formulate a method to connect all these people and the world they inhabit, ground them and circulate the connection of their beings into a tangible power to manipulate. The part after this wasn't necessarily taught, but Yuel drew some conclusions on how to operate things hereafter. For the Duulheim, she visualised this connection that centralised everything in her mindscape, using "gravity" as the tool to tether everything together, and through that tethering, she manifested this centralised power into reality to influence the world around her, essentially achieving a Territorial Tulpa. In terms of how Yuel specifically utilises Arms of the Earth, and later developed her Tulpa:
So how does Yuel's Tulpa work specifically? Not just the illustration of it in action, but the actual methodology to the magic? Essentially, Yuel's Tulpa is what she defines as a "Tertiary Interaction". In physics, space tells matter how to move, and matter tells space how to bend via gravity. Yuel's Tulpa manifests a third interaction in between, allowing the two laws to interact more dynamically. Through her Tulpa, Yuel can manipulate how gravity bends without the state of matter involved, and how space fabric moves without the occupation of matter. The general limitations to utilise this lies in how condensed space actively is in an area based on how much matter occupies it--hence space within an atmosphere with matter occupying it is more difficult to manipulate.
Basically, a more vacant space with a lower density of matter and therefore interacting gravity is more easily manipulated as there is less variables to work with and change at Yuel's leisure. That said, given her Tulpa operates off force of will and mind, utilises her Tulpa drains her mental faculties and exhausts Yuel mentally. On top of this, while Yuel is a quick thinker, there is still a delay in every time she manifests her Tulpa given that she draws this power from the mindscape visualisations, so it's an opportune moment to take advantage of her during these delays, especially given her generally vulnerable the girl is.
Interacting with Yuel's Tulpa is difficult without understanding it, and trying to combat it is much more complicated, especially since it doens't work off any sort of spiritual or magical source, therefore interfering with its effects doesn't work by just sending energy at it. Especially considering the Tulpa does not have an interactive body as a artificial physical law. The means to interact with it mostly have to do with manipulating space itself, or increasing the amount of matter occupied within space in range of her Tulpa, and doing so can serve to weaken its effects. That said, considering her Tulpa has no interactive body, you can't really "break" it, though you could break her concentration and disable it; however, even if it wasn't disabled, there's a limit to how long a Tulpa can be maintained.
[All energy-draining techniques have an increased post limit of 1 for Adept Willpower, 2 for Advanced Willpower, 3 for Elite Willpower, 5 for Master, and 7 for Grandmaster Willpower. Beginner Willpower is to weak to have any noticeable change. Tulpa have a limit of the same number of posts. Beginner Willpower can not manifest enough tenacity and discipline to construct a Tulpa.]
Finally, Yuel's Tulpa as a territorial ability also has an effective range, and while it can be extended based on how much she concentrates to expand her zone of influence, larger zones of influence also reduces the amount of time Yuel can manifest her Tulpa, with a maximum of three kilometres being sustainable for one post.» Unlimited Thread Works:
First and foremost, the time-continuity upgrade thingy. In the Mongolia thread, Yuel goes through some dark emotions as a result of assuming she killed someone. For a fourteen year old girl that only concerned herself with the sciences for the most part, the impact of killing someone was much more than she could handle. With her being rash as is, Yuel attempts to influence and utilise tachyons and their ability to transcend light-speed easily. With a dash of PH Physics, the tachyons contract time like space would according to special relativity, to the extent of negative progression in layman terms. In the end, these tachyons are sent to the past--specifically, her past. What with relativity being focused on being "relative to the individual", the time travel for the most part has only adverse affects on Yuel herself. When she uses these tachyons, she surrounds herself in them and integrates them into her body, sends herself through the blackhole that already contracts space more than enough, and accelerates herself into her past so to speak.
With all this being said, the end result is a fracture in her own timeline, and relative existence in space. Basically, the only actual application of this time continuity thingy is that Yuel's existence is warped. She can be in multiple places at the same time from different points of her personal history--though all her simultaneous existences would never meet as that's an anomaly we don't need to get into for simplicity's sake, so I'll just avoid it altogether. Additionally, her linear timeline being all messed up, Yuel's memories are scattered. She is able to know information from another thread that she is in (that only she would be aware of in that thread), regardless of what order they're set linearly.
If someone I'm threading with is uncomfortable with this more-or-less metagame, then it won't happen; to ICly explain it, Yuel's timeline is fractured. There's no guarantee of her knowing information from all her points in time simultaneously. As for her going towards omnipresence in terms of being in multiple places simultaneously at different personal points in time, that just means she can be in several different locations, and she may act more mature and grown up in some, or more childish in others. To reiterate, the only timeline this directly affects is Yuel's, so it doesn't directly manipulate anyone else's. By emphasis in directly, I mean that if Yuel was in a thread with a character in two different times or locations, naturally they would be subject to some of the effects by extension, but at most they might just be confused or something.
To some extent, considering Yuel's bound to find out about this issue sooner or later, and her knowledge in "present" would no longer really be a factor to consider since it's all jumbled up, Yuel can predict her own presences in these different locations at these different times. For example, if she met someone, and they were about to teleport to some other area, or just travel there super fast or something along those lines? Basically, she could calculate the probability (which she's really good at considering her ties into quantum physics) of her being in the location they intend to go, and say something like "meet you there".
Speaking of pseudo-teleportation, as her existence in space is messed up and her timeline is fractured, Yuel is prone to phase in and out of space at any given moment. Just to clarify for future reference, technically speaking this is possible to occur when she's attacked, thereby avoiding the attack altogether. Of course, that won't be happening, unless OOCly it is decided between myself and my RP partner that they would be okay with this happening, primarily for plot reasons. It can also be used to avoid death, but again, this is only actually applicable in the event that my RP partner is fine with her avoiding death in this manner. Furthermore, it can be used to easily exit a thread, and only in the instance that I'd like Yuel to leave the thread and there's no combative situation to pull Yuel out of the way from, will I probably not ask my RP partner beforehand if it's okay, so much as tell them. I'd assume that wouldn't really be a problem since it's akin to teleporting out of a thread to exit, or something along those lines.
Since this timeline fracture, well, fractures her timeline, with permission from my RP partners, these abilities can come into effect in threads that technically occur before the Mongolia thread in Yuel's timeline.
To cover some extra bases, there are more applications that may come into effect, but these applications may only occur at the time Yuel enters the thread. Mainly, other objects coming with her. Since Yuel can come from different points of time and space into a thread, ICly-wise at random, there’s the opportunity of objects coming in with her. Naturally, there’s a limit and for the sake of OOC, unless with proper permissions (e.g anyone in the thread and under certain circumstances the governing body in that location, OOC) she won’t be spawning in a thread with a nuke or something along those lines. For convention sake, they’ll usually extend to some sort of hand-held weapon or an advanced device, things like that.
In truth, these aren’t tachyons at all. Even now, they’re still theoretical, and instead the product of her transformation lied in the even less defined Keter Particles. It’s just that, the particles Yuel utilised exhibited effects so similar, she assumed that’s what they were. After the timeline, through her future selves and memories from those future selves, Yuel has discovered that these are not only entirely different, but undiscovered particles up til now. To be specific, one of the reasons they were able to integrate into her soul was their duality nature, as both a physical existing particle, and metaphysical particle. Of course, evident from her still spiritually unaware self, these do not actually enable her to see spiritual beings, or utilise them as a spiritual being might. Just as she still is, their presence is akin to most other powerless humans: they still emit spiritual signatures, thus having to some extent spiritual energy within them, just not enough to actually utilise them or to particularly benefit from them.» Immersion Winds:
Immersion Winds is an Iramasha Gem, though in form it isn't exactly a gem. In fact, it is nothing more than the shattered remains of a once whole stone. So, what remains of this emerald are golden particles which have star-shaped symbols woven into them. This is because the desire of Yuel Duulheim's was one with immense and charitable applications to it. And, due to her formless ambition, as to did her Faith Stone become shapeless.
A lone and seemly powerless human entered the mindscape of The Angel of The Ice following her vast astral call to raise new heroes of the world. Upon receiving this earnest request to awaken her latent potential to improve the world, there was no stopping the desire of Cirno to want to help Yuel in this quest.
For when she learned of the applications that her prowess possessed, she saw a great flare within that just needed a bit of assistance to help blossom into a wondrous tree of divinity. Thus, she took it upon herself to forge the Immersion Winds. By latching on to the immense aspirations of Yuel's request, Cirno was able to find herself crafting quite the versatile and potent tool of blessing. A Vow:
Before any of the abilities of Immersion Winds can be activated, a vow must be taken by Yuel that is done in the physical presence of Cirno's energy. This vow can be spoken in any which words she desires, but the words must come from honest and earnest intent.
As the vow must state that she will use these abilities for just, right and moral causes. If these powers are used for selfish gain, malicious intent or fiendish purposes; then these abilities will be absolved from her spirit and returned to The Angel.
If these conditions are then met and accepted upon, Yuel must then consume the dust and allow it to become whole with her body overtime. And, funnily enough, Cirno has described the taste as having a honey flavor. That is, she didn't want the medicine to be bitter to the tongue when going down.
Regardless of that extra tid-bit of energy, however, the following abilities will be unlocked so long as she mentally activates the Immersion Winds functionality with her mind.Activation Period:
Once Immersion Winds is activated, it has a five post activation limit before there must be a two to three post cool down before it is used again. This is because the effects of the gem stone possess a tremendous effect on the body and mind of Yuel. Therefore, it is not something that can be sustained indefinitely. But, that isn't the purpose. No.
Cirno believes that Yuel can construct wonders of imagination with just a short interval of time given the genius of her power and mind. Henceforth, these circuits of starlike power and intellect are meant to be used as accelerated paths towards reaching her aspirations.
And, given each usage of it, The Angel of The Ice firmly believes she will take fractions of that enlightenment used and retain it overtime. As, over a long period of time, these gemstones are meant to be infused into her body as a whole and help awaken her full celestial potential as a servant of heroism an righteousness.
If she accepts that into her heart, then miracles will surely come her way and she will undoubtedly find her path to power in the stepping stones of charitable love for her people and the innocent. Ergo, with each trying conflict her life is placed in, the stronger her values, the further the EXP can be pushed in order to help expedite the development of Yuel's mind and powers. Astral Sync:
Astral Sync allots Yuel the ability to convert spiritual energy, chaos energy and holy energy into tangible forms of power for her to use at her digression. This works by the fact that Immersion Winds acts as a purifying agent. Once Yuel's body is able to absorb and consume the energy, the remnants of the Faith Stone form a temporary core within the embodiment of the human in order to host the energy.
After this external energy is hosted and secured within that finite gem core, it is then broken down and processed until it is made usable for Yuel. Following the event of it's usability, the dust of Immersion Winds will empower themselves and be able to store as much energy as a 0-4. A high volume of power would need to be consumed, of course, but it is within the range of feasibility given that it is an extension of Cirno being used as opposed to Yuel's force.
As for the duration of the gem? If not used, it will most likely last for four threads before being depleted and another needing to replace it. If it is used in thread? It will take four cycles of usage before it is broken and another will need to be mended in a new thread. This is because the effects are vast and very draining to withhold. So it stands to reason that such power will need to be constantly recharged just like the human body needs a good rest to restore itself. Stellar Consciousness:
This is a secondary ability of Immersion Winds. Given that her gift lays in the mind, it stands as no reason that this faith stone would have the capacity to unlock it's potential. Therefore, unrestricted access to her brain's power would be allotted during the time that Immersion Winds is activated.
And this simply taps into the fact that she would be given a form of ethereal intellect that allows her to tap into the wisdom of heaven and conjure up the greatest of ideas. The laws of the world would become grasped, the metaphysical would become better understood and the processing power of the brain would be totally unhinged.
In this way, the birth of many incomprehensible sparks of creativity, discovery, invention and bouts of unreal focus could be forged in the hopes of this noble goal that beats like a burning sun within Yuel's heart. For with this blazing prowess, the blessing to give birth to wondrous works is given and the world can swiftly be made a better place by them.
However, even with all these grand enhancements, it still comes at a cost. For, once this ability is deactivated, it will feel as if the brain of Yuel had ran an absurdly long marathon. Sensations of tiredness, mental fog and heaviness could ease into her mind. Which, in turn, will serve to induce further mental pains for the duration of the thread if absued.
As, even when she activates it the next turn, the pain will only become worse if she does not allow herself a proper period to rest her mind or is given the adequate resources to heal and recover. Since, in this state, it is quite easy for her to run through the energy of the Immersion Winds due to how grand-scale some of the concepts can seem and how close to achieving they may influence her mind to appear as.
Ergo, it is wise to enter this state in a space of focused mind in order to properly wield it. Otherwise, this dream mind can turn into a nightmarish brain should it fall into the realm of malice and abuse. Abstract Embodiment:
Given the fact that particles of Immersion Winds are constantly being produced in Yuel's body, it stands as no reason that she can't create numerous types of constructs from her mind with said mystic dust. These can range from weaponry, energized material, structures and any material that her mind can comprehend and body can perform (WITHIN REASON).
Therefore, Yuel can then take her inventions to another level as this is primarily meant to be used in non-combat threads to produce her genius. So, in order to forge said equipment, it must also be done in thread and documented under equipment after the thread is complete.
Self-training threads would be the most effective at honing her art and becoming adjusted to the power. As there is a learning curve to it and it is recommended to stick to one to two construct per post. This is because the ability is quite extensive and has the potential for vast usage. And, the more complex and widespread the construct is, the more intense the side effects, drawbacks and drain will be.
So while her mind can expand to such enormous heights, her abilities must still be drawn by reality and done within material and feasible means. Otherwise, it will turn into a waste of an ability as it will not grant feats of power outside the gems energy. Celestial Grace:
This is a tertiary ability of Immersion Winds. In order to keep the ambitions of Yuel further safe, Cirno imprinted her blessing upon the human's body. When she is in danger, an astral force will arise in order to help protect her. This will be tethered to a secondary source of power in the gem meant to shield and defend Yuel so that she may produce her wondrous works of genius innovation.
This core is roughly on par with the energy source of a 1-1, but it will have enough potency behind it's attacks in order to be on par with a 0-3 capable of harming other 0 tiers just fine. As, like most other gems, this is coated with Cirno's will and power. And, since this is an extension of herself, there is no reason why it would not possess a similar might as Cirno's celestial hand.
Therefore, this Celestial Grace cab be used in whatever shape or form Yuel wishes; even outside of the activation of Immersion Winds. This is because it can ONLY be activated in that state of mind. It is not meant to be used alongside Astral Sync and Stellar Consciousness because they tap into a different source of power. If attempted, it would only end in disaster to say the least.
No. Celestial Grace is to allow Yuel a means of defense outside of those immense burst of intellect and power. So it can be used even after the cooldown period of Immersion Winds, but it will be rather difficult to use if she pushed her mind too far and it's best to stick with simpler constructs due to it's lower power. This core is also able to be used until the energy within is drained. And, it is limited to 1-2 actions as well.
However, unlike Immersion Winds, Celestial Grace can be utilized again if an external source of energy boosts it power in thread. Granted, it may tax Yuel's body depending on how banged up she is, but it is within the realm of possibility to achieve. This is because it purely feeds off of her mortal intellect and nothing more.
END POST | MIND OF KARAKURA