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» Name Of Character: Saisei
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» Upgrading: Saisei has been learning a martial art in the form of energy manipulation based off similar principles to Muay Thai. Below is a general outline of the martial art, special techniques he's derived from it and the basic understanding in which it's applied to opponents.
As a self created martial art, Endlos takes general philosophy from your every day average head to hand combat and Muay Thai. Given its rough base and still growing principles, Endlos continues to grow as members of the Vandenreich learn from their master, Saisei.
At it's core, Endlos is focused on the gathering of energy (in this case Reishi) and using it within the small space between an opponent and your own strike. Given it's restrictive nature, each and every technique within the art struggles to make itself unique aside from one. Within the infinitesimal space between an opponent and your blow, the user generates a large amount of reishi in hyper specific manners in order to deal damage to both enemies and the area around it's user. Endlos can be used in either pinpoint, measured blows or explosive, area of effect actions that can sway battle at a moment's notice.
The movements and stances associated with the art are much like Muay Thai but differ in their own selective ways. Using the momentum of weight shift in a majority of it's content, Endlos focuses heavily on the increase of physical strength through weight and momentum based movements. When in a stance, the user can generate force through small shifts in their body. The slightest change in one's stance can overload a specific part of their being with weight, creating momentum to reinforce their blows at all times.
Aside from the basic stance structure and movement structure, Endlos has one single unique feature that fails to be replicated in most cases. When in use, Endlos' user can be known as what one would consider a bulwark of sorts. Blows associated with Endlos' style will always have a sense of destructive power behind them due to the weight concept based around it's general movements. Along with that, any user that attempts to learn the style are almost required to have heightened senses, specifically hand eye coordination and reflexes. Without these two aspects, Endlos' lacks it's destructive, bulwark-style and would be deemed imperfect. An imperfect form of Endlos' could be learned however the art's techniques would be considerably weak without the usage of fine-tuned movement.
Striking The Soul - Oath Embed:
Oath Embed, at its core, is a technique that can be used with any type of strike from an Endlos user. While the technique follows the basic principles of Endlos, its effect on an opponent is wildly different. Using reishi in order to strengthen one's blows, Oath Embed focuses on leaving an opponent scarred at their very core, almost like a mark on one's soul.
When landing a blow, an Endlos user can leave a residual effect on an opponent by embedding one's very energy into their being. The infinite space between a user's attack and an opponent's body exists in a time and place intangible to the basic eye. Within this space, Oath Embed gathers reishi and one's own reiryoku to leave a foe infected with a deadly blow. The residual energy created by both reishi and reiryoku simulate a burning effect on one's inner being, effectively their soul. Acting much like heartburn but amplified one hundred fold, Oath Embed can leave an opponent scarred and wounded in battle. These wounds effect an opponent's ability to generate energy and produce spiritual power, weakening them.
The problem with Oath Embed is that it's rather hard to land. One of the requirements to create an imbedded oath on an opponent is close quarter combat being the main fighting method. While Endlos' user may be focused on martial arts, their opponent may not be conducive to close quarters. That being the case, a ranged or multi-faceted fighter would be able to avoid the usage of Oath Embed by simply creating space during combat. Close quarters combat must be maintained over a single round of posting (both character's posting once, the Endlos user initiating the close quarters combat first) to allow for it to take effect. It can be ignored however if the user is two levels of speed or higher. In that regard, the enemy would have to deflect the blow without coming into contact with the energy in order to actually dodge the residual effect.
The duration, if applied lasts between three to four based on the opponent's strength. If weaker to Saisei's strength, the Oath will be active for four posts. If equal to or strong, it'll only be active for three. The general percentage in which energy would be harder to generate would be 15% for the three post duration, 20% for the four post duration. Along with that, each post after activation the potency of the debuff reduces by 5%. From 15 down to 0 after three posts and 20 down to 0 after four posts.
Infinite Void - Black Palm Strike:
As Saisei's signature technique, Infinite Void - Black Palm Strike consists of the most basic of actions. Combing both an expertise in Reishi Manipulation and a previous background in Muay Thai, Black Palm Strike uses both masteries in perfect unison. With as little movement as possible, the user shifts the majority of his weight to a single foot, forcing themselves to become top heavy. Following through with this shift, the user releases the blow through whatever opposite hand is in relation to the user's foot.
Directly before impact, the user generates an excess amount of reishi that exists only between the palm and their opponent. By filling that tiny space with an excess, massive amount of reishi, Black Palm Strike delivers two blows at once. Firstly, the palm strike releases the general strength from the shift in gravity and momentum. Secondly, the strike's force causes the build up of reishi to explode outward, enveloping an opponent in it's grasp. By doing so, Black Palm Strike is able to deal both physical and spiritual damage through an explosive blow backed by compressed reishi.
Infinite Void - Red Palm Strike:
Red Palm Strike acts as an almost one to one copy of Infinite Void - Black Palm Strike. The general difference between the two techniques is when used in practice, Red Palm Strike focused it's build up of reishi into a singular spot. Rather than exploding outward and creating a massive area of effect, Red Palm Strike creates focused it's explosion directly on said singular spot. By doing so, the blow creates a knockback effect that generates a large amount of damage directed at the position in which the blow lands.
Expansion Of The Soul:
A technique solely used by Saisei, Expansion Of The Soul requires a perfect understanding of Endlos' systems. Both movement and stance structure are required to use the technique at it's core, without said knowledge one cannot use the technique in even a simplified form. Due to the nature of the technique, it would be considered the pinnacle usage of Endlos.
With heightened knowledge of the art, Expansion Of The Soul allows the user to turn the general concept of Endlos on it's head. Previously focused on filling the empty space, known as a void, between the opponent and the user's blows, Expansion Of The Soul allows for the opposite to occur. When attacked, Expansion Of The Soul can be used to fill the endless void between an opponent and the user in a defensive manner. Much like previous techniques, energy can be used to deflect blows by creating hyper-specific, targeted reishi releases. On the other hand, Expansion Of The Soul can also create a wider, area of effect based shielding around the user. Much like Black Palm Strike, the release of reishi can create a physical shield rather than an explosive release of energy.
Both uses wildly vary, one creating shield-like responses and the other being able to send limbs flying in opposite directs using pinpoint release. Again, given the structure of the technique, without a mastery of Endlos, a user cannot fundamentally create said releases. Sadly, a user would require being taught by Saisei or one trained in the art with Saisei to a degree they'd be considered master. Without one of these two focused training regimens, a user of Endlos would find themselves without any true ability to learn heightened techniques.
The required Reishi Manipulation level to allow one to use Expansion Of The Soul is one of Elite. Without Elite, one could not even attempt the ability.
» Why: Saisei has a near pristine track record in regards to his understanding of the human body and Muay Thai as a whole. Given a majority of his combat stems from close quarters and the usage of energy manipulation, studying and creating a martial art of his own is well within the realm of possibility. Alongside that, he's been through significant strength upgrades and has focused his training entirely on his close quarters combat. With that being the case, Saisei also has a significant understanding of his own body and the connections it has to opponents during combat. With quite a few memories of his past life as Azure Iramasha coming
» Extra: TO BE CLEAR, at the current moment in time Saisei cannot use Endlos effectively due to his lack of Quincy training. Upon having his quincy training completed and transitioned over to a quincy, Saisei will be a fully mastered user under the case of substituting his current energy for reishi manipulation.
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Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:13 am
[mod]Approved. The Striking the Soul I am a little iffy on, as long as it doesn't end up being abused we're cool with the vague weakening.[/mod]
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