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    Huh, interesting. The rebellious heir is always a fascinating concept, and this is no different.

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    thank you, i was trying for a "justifiably angry and surprisingly sad" vibe that i hope came across. anything on her magic? that was the actual hard part.


    here is a list of my servant sheets(new and improved format for my servant sheets)

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    Quote Originally Posted by the god of world-0 View Post
    thank you, i was trying for a "justifiably angry and surprisingly sad" vibe that i hope came across. anything on her magic? that was the actual hard part.
    Familiar spamming is always neat, and Onmyo magic isn't something you see every day, so I quite liked it. I can't help but wonder how she'd react to Callum, seeing as he is a person who hates everything(albeit due to a curse).

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    Double post because Timeout errors are fun.
    Last edited by Valfodr; January 19th, 2020 at 08:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Valfodr View Post
    Double post because Timeout errors are fun.
    Tell me about it.

    Nanako and Callum would not get along, for the simple fact that she is looking for people she can trust and he really doesn't fit the bill.


    here is a list of my servant sheets(new and improved format for my servant sheets)

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    “‘Heroes,’ ‘Saints,’ they are a state above-no, surpassing that of Humanity itself! And to hold even a glimmer of their splendor, ohh, my heart is positively soaring!”

    Name: Lior Pengram
    Alias/Nickname: Glory Drift/Shining Coronet
    Age: 17
    Height/Weight: 165cm/51kg
    Birthplace: Winthrop, United States
    Alignment: Neutral Good

    Forte/Likes: Hero-worship, Exploration
    Weakness/Dislikes: Nighttime, Enclosed spaces
    Natural Talents: Motorcycling, “Aesthetic Eye”
    Natural Enemies: The Corpalatium family

    Affiliations: Mage’s Association (Faculty IV)
    Origin: Exalt
    Elemental Alignment: Fire & Wind
    Crest Location: Lower back
    Circuit Quantity/Quality: C / D+
    Circuit Composition: Normal

    Though it’s absent in-public, a faint glow can still be seen around her.

    Background

    For those under the Faculty of Mineralogy, material concepts such as “Wealth” and “Prestige” were as prized as one’s pedigree. As the nature of their magecraft regularly requires a much deeper wallet, it’s no surprise that most if not all of the families under Mineralogy are affluent even by the standards of Mage society.

    For a Six-generation family, the Pengrams were perhaps the smudge of the Departments’ studded crown. A disenfranchised branch family who found a second start in the New World, they had taken with them remnants of a supposedly “inferior” practice. Though they had gained a stable footing in the Americas, the advancements in modern sciences resulted in the rapid deterioration of their already “contemptuous” magecraft.

    With neither repute nor skill, the Pengrams disappeared from the Clock Tower’s scope. For there is little reason to pay heed to middling upstarts hiding away in the New World.

    Upon the birth of the sixth generation, however, the Pengrams’ withdrawal would come to an end. Such an event manifested in the form of the young Lior, who managed to acquire a letter of recommendation through the Blumenthal family, the Clock Tower’s contact in the States. Remarked by the Blumenthal patriarch as “A side-splitting happenstance,” Lior ended up becoming an aide to their heiress, Moriah Blumenthal. Through this end, Lior had unintentionally brought the Pengram family back into the greater world of Mystery.

    Now facing the pressure from the Blumenthals’ grace, the parents had little choice but to send the heiress to Britain - - hopefully, the flighty girl won’t get into any trouble- -

    To the surprise of her family, Lior managed to carve her own place in the Clock Tower. Perhaps a byproduct of her proclivity to directly engage with others, the girl had made a choice number of contacts and associates from not just Mineralogy, but that of other Departments as well. Though a number of said contacts are, err, questionable, it was clear Lior had placed a foothold in the heartland of magecraft.

    Perhaps, the Pengram heir can uplift her family to newer heights… Assuming old feuds wouldn’t resurface once again.

    Personality

    Even should one take the glow out of the equation, Lior is oddly radiant for a magus. Upfront, excitable and optimistic, that forwardness became a “charisma” to those who had gotten to know about her; a friendliness without strings attached, uncommon in a hotbed of politics. Though seemingly unaware of this, Lior proceeded to accept this in stride. Perhaps it is her fixation of motorcycles and modern wardrobe that contributed in cultivating this image.

    Reflecting her magecraft’s nature in drawing upon “Heroes,” Lior retains a respect of others akin that to “Hero-worship.” Almost akin to a hype-man, the only remarks about others would only be words of appraisal, citing any perceived positives about their character. That said, the girl only treats those who she perceives as “True” in this high pedestal - - for monsters in human skin makes for poor “Heroes.” In hindsight, this makes her eventual meeting and exaltation with the Gremins all the more amusing.

    Though it is easy to assume Lior lacks any attention span whatsoever, the girl has shown to have a penchant for observation. An extension of this is shown in her sense of wear, having a hand as the dress advisor during the Clock Tower’s annual ball - - saving certain participants from a social disaster. This talent proved all the more vital relating to Lior’s charge, as the Blumenthal Heiress is woefully tasteless in her choice of clothing.

    Though Lior has made friends, it isn’t a surprise that there are a fair number of enemies as well; most of which is ironically within her own department. Born from a family lacking in wealth, many of the more affluent students would treat her with indifference at best and open antagonism at worst. Though there were incidents where things had escalated, Lior’s connections had managed to keep the ill-will at bay. Though the help was appreciated, the Pengram heiress couldn’t help but feel bashful at the help - - scuffles with thugs aren’t exactly uncommon back home, so getting out of fights like this was a new experience.

    - - A secret, but even if the Blumenthal incident didn’t occur, Lior did plan to take the admission exam without her family’s knowledge. The States were amusing, sure, but what is more thrilling than the heartland of Mage Society? Who knows, with a gathering of gifted minds, perhaps there are those who are worthy to be titled “Hero'' in the vicinity...

    Abilities

    Crystalcraft
    Widely considered the “Poor-Man’s Jewelcraft,” Crystalcraft is a derivative of its aforementioned predecessor. Rather than a singular cultural basis, it draws from the belief of crystals being “The Elements Made into Solid Form.” Common usage includes the conversion between solid and liquid form, the imprisonment of elementals, and so on.

    Though this foundation functions similarly to Jewelcraft in the past, modern understanding of mineral compositions has greatly reduced its Mystery to the point of obsolescence. However, the Pengrams are amongst the last families who still cling onto this tradition. For their scope lays not on the state of crystals themselves but at something else entirely - -

    ---

    Diadima Gloriole
    The Halo. Nimbus. Hvarena. Melam. The glorious mantle, the crowns of light and flame which denotes one of great feats or spiritual holiness. Whether they be the Heroes of Ancient Greece or the revered Arhats of the Far East, they play a common element in the depiction of revered individuals.

    Crystals themselves do not pertain much to Mystery, that much is clear. Even then, a single shred of Mystery still remains: the “Crystals being shards of Heaven,” where the river before His throne churns “a sea of glass, clear as crystal” (Revelation 4:6). As the “Realm of God’s Throne” cannot be discerned through modern means and fueled by the collective belief of countless faithful, the shards still retains their association as these “Pieces of Heaven.”

    As light seen as a source of divine presence and nature alike, the Pengrams uses these “Pieces of Heaven” to filter all manner of light and infuse them with their own prana to replicate this “Divine Light.” Only the clearest of minerals are able to diffuse light into the most concentrated form. So far, only Rock Crystals, or Quartz, fulfill the family’s criteria.

    But the Pengrams soon found another source - - one that is far closer than they thought, in fact.

    Bones are a specialized form of connective tissue made up of cells included in a mineralized mix of collagen fibres, proteins and carbohydrates called glycans. And these “minerals” are arranged in a crystalline pattern throughout one’s bones, playing a major part in maintaining the structure and durability within one’s body.

    Through this chain of logic, one’s bones are the purest crystals there is, for they originate from “The children of God, His greatest creations.” Through the means of transmutation, the Pengrams’ bones are gradually altered into translucent crystals - - a degree of durability is sacrificed for the procurement of “The Clearest Crystals.”

    Extracted from their body, these shards are eventually collected and used to diffuse light with magical energy - - forming the “Divine Radiance” far more potent than anything in the natural world can provide. Arranged in a circular formation, the light-infused shards spin at rapid speed, their shine and hum mimicking that of a Halo - - the catalyst for the Pengram Magecraft.

    Should even one of the shards be broken beyond repair, the magus can simply extract more later; now crystallized, their bones share the same phenomenon of crystal growth. In fact, regular extraction is required to prevent overgrowth.

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    Vivianite
    If the crystallized bones were the catalyst, the Vivianite are the Pengrams’ “Terminals.” As it’s commonly known, Angels are the ones who “Carry out God’s Will.” Working in tandem with the crystals’ propensity for contain/process magical energy, the Pengrams found themselves capable of becoming “Containers of Mystery” - - a “Sorcery Trait” born from only three generations of experimentation.

    Depending on the portions of the bone converted, the Pengrams can “store” an extra spell as reserve; ranging from standard 1-count spells to perhaps a Ritual-Class, it’s a surprisingly handy trait despite it’s limits.

    In regards to Vivianite, these aquamarine crystals grow from the corpses of organisms exposed to damp, iron-rich environments. Even the famous body of Otzi the Iceman was said to be rich in Vivianite upon recovery. As these crystals contain “fragments” of the deceased, they in turn acts as a “minor catalyst” to the deceased.

    Lior has several “Deposits” of Vivianite stored on her person, and a single vein hatched within her body. Supposedly harvested from the remains of Perseus, it is the sole reason she was able to harness Ekdikasi Harpe in the first place.

    ...The purchase was made behind her family’s back in the markets of Sutton Lane. Thank goodness it wasn’t a scam, the cost was hefty indeed.

    “Even as a non-catalyst discount, it really wasn’t cheap at all…”

    ---

    Malakh
    Cantrips at the Pengrams’ disposal, using their crystal shards as the main source of casting. A “Messenger” based spell, it allows the Pengrams to send their crystals to contain a shred of their light - - “delivering” it to their targets. Either in the form of crystal powder or small shards, the diffused light can transform these catalysts into “scatter-blasts” akin to firecrackers or pins of light.

    Though useful for combat, mundane uses include encoding messages and spare “batteries” for Lior. As her magecraft greatly relies on light sources, they can prove useful in situations without light whatsoever.

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    Beatus
    A simple suggestion spell, activated by Lior rearranging her halo into a scattered linear formation. Mimicking the designation of Beatified Saints, the oft unknown individuals not confirmed for canonization. To become one of many candidates, a face in the crowd -- such is the basis of this spell.

    Though not powerful enough to completely conceal her physical form, it is enough for Lior to reduce attention towards her. On another note, this is indeed the source of the “Charming Sparkle.”

    ---

    Ekdíkasi Harpe
    Harpe. The blade wielded by Perseus to slay the dreaded Gorgon.
    A monster-killing holy weapon that contains the ability “Refraction of Longevity,” capable of nullifying the “Everlasting Attribute” of immortals and inflicting wounds onto creatures that cannot be restored in accordance of natural laws - - a true Holy Blade that smites the malignant existences in the World.

    The Pengrams do not have such a weapon in their hold, oh no; the thought of a middling family to have such a Noble Phantasm on their hands is almost laughable.

    Rather, it's the wielder that Lior’s latched onto.

    As images of Perseus slaying Medusa is shown with the Hero’s head radiating lines of light, the Pengram Heir channeled the “Essence of a Demigod Hero” through the “Light of the Divine.” Drawing back their hands, the Pengrams’ “Wings” coalesce into a fragmentary replica of the blade that defeated the dreaded Gorgon. With even a single cut, the radiance of this illusory weapon sears into the wounds, the supernatural burn will have difficulty healing for humans, but nearly fatal for the lurkers in the night.

    As potent as the spell can be, the middling state of the Pengram Heiress’ Circuits has forced her to cast this spell at limited intervals. So far, the maximum casts Lior can brandish Harpe is three times per day.

    Amusingly, the battle-ready stance Lior takes when manifesting Harpe seems awfully deliberate - - almost practiced, even. ‘Pivotal for invoking the image of a Hero,’ she says.

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    Pabhŕ Krodha
    The burning mantle of a Fierce Deity, a wrathful manifestation of a divine being or enlightened individuals in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. An aspect that embodies “One who destroys obstacles,” they are guardians of troubled Sattvas who forcefully defend them from all manner of fetters.

    Activated through super-heating the crystals within her via her Circuits, Lior can temporarily invoke the “Authority of a Fierce Being;” the glow of her wings and halo flaring into a aurora of flames and sparks. As the temperature around her rises, little can be seen of Lior but a silhouette exuding an almost oppressive authority - - the lights from her “wings” and “halo” unfurling outwards and flaring aggressively, akin to expressing their fury.

    Most with an untrained will immediately find themselves on their knees and fall unconscious, crushed by the overwhelming heat and pressure. Those who managed to resist will find themselves facing an immovable threat that does not buckle under any form of attack. Under the hands like that of an furious god, Lior proves to be a meddlesome opponent.

    With the dramatic increase of body temperature, the effect of Pabha Krodha is no different from setting oneself aflame. As such, for all its power Lior can only manifest this “Fierce Stance” for a short time, lest she burns herself to cinders. Supposedly, tolerance can be built through “stilled focus and ridding oneself of unnecessary dregs,” according to Lior’s grandfather. Sadly, Lior’s nature has made honing this ability an arduous journey.



    “Ehh? Er, yeah, I’ve used this before. Too many times for comfort, but…

    Moohh, I need a new set of clothes now; the fireproof enchantments are useless!”
    Last edited by SleepMode; February 9th, 2020 at 03:35 PM.
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    Her Malakh reminds me of:


    And sheets that explain the magus foundation is great.

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    Lior somehow simultaneously gives of Big Kohai Energy and protagonst vibes at the same time.

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