- Don't Get Frostbite.
- (Did I Really Say That?)
- (Was I Trying to Make a Joke?)
- Leave This Alone, Please. (Or Don't)
Resolve: 18 / 18
In the Past…
|Rage Storm||F||8||This was when I accepted the northerner's duel. I won.|
|Candy Scent||M||6||… Every time I drink my favorite… ugh. I might just drink water instead.|
|Crybaby (Other)||H||6||Did I… do something wrong when I helped Blevins? That strange girl.|
|Elemental Flare||M||4||I don't feel anything unusual myself, but I should probably keep out of physical contact with others for a while.|
|Wings (Temp)||M||6||I tried a bit too hard, and now my back is always cold… I suppose it's not so bad once you get used to it. They're melted now- fortunate they were just plain ice stuck to me.|
|Bloody Tears (Temp)||F||5||Are my eyes making fun of themselves? It doesn't even feel like MY blood pouring down them.|
|Technicolor Yawn (Temp)||M||6||… What?|
Sometimes, just sometimes, the climate around me bends to my will. With enough control, a hot summer day can become a blistering cold wasteland. A sweaty classrom, turned into a meat freezer in an instant. There's virtually no limit to what can be frozen if I set my mind to it, whether it be an enemy aircraft or the coherence of thoughts inside somebody's head- I can even stop this power we call 'magic' in its tracks.
Effect: Imperfect Freeze - Once per round, as a free action, Marina may declare use of this effect and 'freeze' a 6 rolled by an ally or otherwise magical target, causing it to not explode nor accrue Overcharge. The current limit is 'up to one 6 per round.'
Power: Fear Inspiration
Get away from me. Run with your tail between your legs, in fact! Why should I be 'me' in your eyes when, at a whim, I could become the thing that terrifies you most? Maybe I can't see what I've become, myself, but the look in your eyes will say everything I need to know. Even if you wish to retaliate, you're going to have to fight your own fears first.
Effect: Spine Chill - While transformed, Marina may make a Cool challenge against a target as a full-round action; if the target possesses magical attributes they may use any such attribute to resist, otherwise the target opposes using their own Cool attribute (a magical target may still choose to use Cool if they'd prefer). If the target passes the challenge, nothing happens. If the target fails the challenge, they must either immediately make the 'Run Away' move - in combat or not - or continue with their turn as normal, with a penalty to all actions for the remainder of the round equal to the difference between their result and Marina's. Additionally, this effect can multitarget much like attacks can, at a penalty equal to the # of targets being affected.
Example: Marina activates Spine Chill on a nonmagical target with 7 Cool, and rolls (4,3)+9=16 as a result. The target rolls (2,1)+7=10, failing the challenge; therefore, if they wanted to attack, defend, or use any Move for the rest of the round they'd take a -6 penalty to everything! They can run away instead of that makes it easier for them~
Finisher: Frostbitten Fury (Fury, duh)
My strongest attack? Don't give me that expecting look- if everybody had one our world would be boring. What I have in its place is something else, and something better if you ask me. My power is doubled so long as my bloodlust is quenched, and the only downside is a bit of pain I can endure until my enemies are shot down. It's that simple!
Actual Effect: Upon activating as a free action, Marina's current array is 'locked' and cannot be changed at the beginning of her turns until the end of combat. For the duration, Marina loses 2 resolve at the beginning of every turn (including as soon as the "finisher" is activated) but deals 2d6 instead of 1d6 on all damage rolls. Currently, it cannot be disabled once activated until all targets are destroyed.
Weapon: Ice swords.
I may be no fighter as my mundane self, but with these blades at my disposal the techniques make their way to my mind on their own. Rapiers, zweihanders, broadswords- I think there's no end to what I can wield provided I retain the focus to keep conjuring them. The shrapnel caused by being in the wrong place when the blade strikes a hard target and shatters can cause a nasty wound by itself, if you're so unfortunate.
Costume: Some kind of armor with a tail?
… It's a bit uncomfortable to get used to, but in this form my body ignores any change in temperature and allows me to chill and condense the air at-will. I feel almost too at ease in combat this way~ ♪
|Father||…||Unknown.||♥||Am I… getting closer?|
|Mother||…||Alive, well.||♡||I wonder if I took her advice too literally? My application of it is a mess.|
|???||A warm soup, quickly cooling.||???||-||I'm not a child…|
|Lily Blevins||Lively mint tea, in an extravagant cup designed to impress… or to conceal something.||Comrade, "Fairy"||O(||This girl is an anomaly in society… but enough of the bad things, I believe I understand what it is I like about her. Something I plan to make use of. She's making fast progress, too- I look forward to seeing how she fares as a Rogue.|
|Henriette LeClair||A flowering chrysanthemum tea; impractical and lacking in taste, though extravagant to look at.||Comrade, F- Acquaintance With Wings||OO(||I was almost careless there- did I really come off as somebody who treated her and her wings like a thing? That's silly. I'll help her…|
|Loewin von Stolz||Earl Grey.||Comrade, ???, F- [REDACTED]||OOO||I wonder what it is that seems different about her lately? Well, besides her hair or that she started smoking, that is. Is it that she's becoming more assertive? Confident? Maybe I'm imagining things and she hasn't changed at all. Still, I only see good things in the future, so that's one small piece of fortune. I just hope I'm not wrong.|
|Bridget MacDonald||Something along these lines.||Comrade, [REDACTED], F- Sparring Partner||♡O☠||Exactly what I thought- just my luck that such a simple-minded girl is heir to the Albaean throne of all things. 'Comfortable'… well, another lie can't hurt much. I'll look forward to our 'spar.'|
|Erica Stranahan||A freshly-brewed pot of coffee first-thing in the morning, strong enough to knock out a wild animal.||Ex-superior||♡OO||She didn't change, up until the end. I guess there are much worse ways things could've gone, so I'm glad to see her leave this way- not every ending needs to be a sad one.|
|Chester Vaughn||A glass of whiskey.||Superior, [REDACTED]||☠x||So it seems he's shown his true colors, and fairly quickly at that. Racism? Not that I blame him considering his position, but he must be an extremely hasty person if he's jumping to that sort of conclusion already.|
|Margarette ?||Soothing, Herbal Chamomile tea, freeing one's mine from worry in tense times. … Like all tea, yes.||Classmate, F- Acquaintance||OO||How envious I am of her, really. It's just boys and relationships on her mind… I wonder if there's anything I can do to help her, considering she's been helping me.|
|Dirk ?||Raw sewage.||Classmate||X||How plain. And embarrassing. What does LeClair see in him, I wonder?|
|Kevin ?||…||Classmate||X||I'm not sure I see what's so interesting.|
|Angie Carraway||…||Classmate||O||A sharp tongue on that girl. She's capable of defending herself; I'm impressed.|
|Harold Fortaw||Iced tea of any sort, no more thought put into it than needed. Just a quick sip.||Instructor||-||Mathematics.|
|Instructor Elsa||Drinking liquid fire.||Instructor, Hopeful Future Sparring Partner||O☠||Combat training…|
|Pendants||A nice, warm glass of liquid metal.||The Devil||☠☠☠||What are they?|
Marina is a no-nonsense albino; perhaps TOO serious most of the time. And she hates everybody. In fact, she hates you too, and she doesn't even KNOW you! At least, that's the vibe she tends to give off, and it's no lie that she's been quick to judge or jump to conclusions her entire life. Before transferring she lived alone with her mother, whom she still shows rare worry for- her father, on the other hand, she refuses to talk about under any circumstance. It's a mystery whether it's out of anger or something else entirely.
Upon finding out she passed the aptitude test to use Focus Pendants, however, she'd begun to carry a certain air of arrogance and/or superiority about her. Failing that, she could at least call it 'self-confidence.' Regardless, it's manifested in the form of antisocial tendencies, pushing other students away when not required to interact. Unfortunately for her war isn't quite a solo job, not that it stops her from thinking of herself first and others second.
Amusingly (not that she'd agree), Marina is incredibly self-conscious about her condition. You know, albinism? If this were a system where you got bonus shit when something makes you mad she'd have that as her Rage Passion, but considering it isn't, she's just plainly noted for her 'violent tendencies.' … Which, all things considered, would make her a fairly decent soldier if she could just keep it under control. Second to that is her intense obsession with privacy and hatred of anybody prying into her personal affairs, which definitely makes her buttons easier to press than most machines of the era.
Faults aside, her hobbies consist of 'anything that can be done alone,' as though she were trying to be an antisocial edgy stereotype on purpose. From Solitaire to fishing (when allowed) the list is almost comical in how tryhard it sounds, like she's trying to make someone feel sorry for her and approach on purpose. Not that that's ever worked before, of course!
Everybody knows already that her not-so-secret weakness is tea. Any kind of tea. She's a tea maniac and collects all sorts, not that she'd ever tell anybody.
Giantree's upgrade spergzone
Still using this, because I need to tell Fordy that my last idea was dumb and kind of rushed since I thought we were doing combat THAT DAY. Messing wish initiative matters pretty much fuckall because everybody clashes all the time anyway.
I'll come up with something, I swear!
Campaign: Fordland~ ♪