Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Third and Wilting Fallen Blossom (Dead Messenger Bio #3)

The Third and Wilting Fallen Blossom
Other Names: The Third, The Queen of Fallen Blossoms, Wilt
Species: Artificial Nephilim (Major Demon)
Known Abilities: Four Seasons (Dark Nature, Unique)
Known Weaknesses: Laser Wire, Flarewall, Winterblight, Dead Zone
Equipment: None Confirmed
Spell Arsenal: None Confirmed
Description: "When I saw her first, she was a slender woman, barely more than a girl, and had short, nearly white hair. Her skirt was still tight and pink, the leaves that armored her torso and shoulders had not become serrated, and the tips of her gauntlets had yet to harden into thorns. She was young, and weak, compared to what she would become...
When I saw her next, she was older, and stronger. Her hair had begun to darken, and her skirt now matched it, beginning to open and fill out. Her armor had also darkened, and gained its trademark serrations, although they were larger and less frequent than they would be later.
The third time I saw her, I was surprised. Her eyes, which had always matched her armor before, now contrasted, a dark green against leaves, gauntlets, hair, and skirt the color of ripe wheat. She had learned to grow thorns from her weapon, and now carried it as a sword. Her hair and skirt had lengthened and filled out further, the former reaching her shoulderblades and the latter the breadth of her shoulders, with the petals now resembling armor. She was strong, then, and nearly at the height of her power.
The last time I saw her, she had changed still further. Her hair and armor was black, now, and her skirt had followed suit. Only the tips of her gauntlets retained a hint of their former coloration, but they were darker, now resembling old thorns. She no longer carried Four Seasons as a sword, and seemed to prefer it in a mace form. I wondered then at the story behind that choice, and wonder to this day."
Ability Analysis: Four Seasons is an extremely unusual ability, more closely resembling an enchanted weapon that only she can summon than an actual ability, but as it obviously changes over time, and does not appear to be a unique entity, it is classified as such. It takes the form of one or more vines that can grow, split, contract, and move fast enough to resemble shapeshifting tentacles. The most interesting feature, however, is that it must always be symmetrical, to the point that if it is somehow damaged that damage will be reflected on the opposite side. It apparently does not need to have a central core, however if it is damaged so as to completely cut off one side from the other it will all crumble to dust, forcing her to summon it again before she can use it, and the power used to form it will be dispersed and difficult to recollect.
Notes: She appears to be an experiment on her creator's part, and she is the only female Dead Messenger of the original five. Her ability is one of the most unique on record, natural or artificial. Of note also is her progressive formchanging, which seems to be themed after the seasons, starting at spring and progressing to winter. It is unknown if she would have ever reset her form, although going by the records from the Fifth Timeline it seems unlikely. She has a close relationship with the Prince of Fallen Stars, of unknown nature. If she was as protective of him as he was of her, she never showed it, due to the discrepancy in their defensive capabilities.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Four and Twenty Stab Wounds (Binding Universe)

Four and Twenty Stab Wounds is a remarkably vicious combat spell, and does pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Here, have a stat sheet.
Range: Close
Uses: Active, Enchantment (conditional)
Fuel Cost: .05Ms/second-.02Ms/second (hard lower limit unknown)
Notable Attributes: Armor piercing, Concealable, Painful
Notes: Can be blocked, with difficulty, and is almost always very painful for anything it is used on, even if it does remarkably little damage.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Second and Unmoved Fallen Star (Dead Messenger Bio #2)

The Second and Unmoved Fallen Star
Other Names: The Prince of Fallen Stars, Smoke
Species: Artificial Nephilim (Major Demon)
Known Abilities:
Adamantine (Dark Nature, Unique)
Known Weaknesses: Dawnbreaker, Thunderbrand, Skysplinter, Dead Zone
Equipment: None Confirmed
Spell Arsenal: Stardust Hail (Fifth timeline only)
Description: "A young man with wispy black hair, skin the color of graphite, and faintly glowing grey eyes. He appears to be wearing some form of seemingly skintight bodysuit. Despite this, it shows no hint of muscle or fat beneath, and reminds one of smoke, smooth and yet indistinct."
Ability Analysis: The definition of Dark Nature is "Any ability that is powered or boosted by Death Magic, and easily capable of mass slaughter", and his ability helped solidify it. Adamantine, when active, takes the form of a white hot, glowing, incredibly durable mist that can be reshaped at will, and may be what allows him to fly at supersonic speeds with very little acceleration time.
Notes: Appears to be the most gentle natured of the Dead Messengers, and the most childlike. Is very close to the Queen of Fallen Blossoms, and has only been seen angry when she is injured, going berserk when she is killed in the Fifth timeline. Due to his defensive capabilities, he has never been defeated in a normal fight.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The First and Endless Sunset (Dead Messenger Bio #1) (Binding Universe)

Today, I introduce the first member of the resident Endboss Squad of the Binding Universe, the Dead Messengers.

Dead Messengers are Artificial Nephilim created by a man named David Huntington (name not finalized) to assist him in conquering the world, and are all extremely dangerous. They work alone or in pairs, and attack large population centers in order to absorb the death magic from the ensuing slaughter.
Enough background (for now). Behold!

Name: The First and Endless Sunset
Other Names: The Dusk Prince, Dusk
Species: Artificial Nephilim (Major Demon)
Known Abilities: Dying Blaze (Dark Nature, Unique)
Known Weaknesses: Dawnbreaker, Optical Lance, Dead Zone
Equipment: None Confirmed
Spell Arsenal: None Confirmed
Description: "A man of indeterminate age and middling build, formed completely from Ash, and Glass, and Molten Iron, and wearing a suit of the same material."
Ability Analysis: The first of the Dead Messengers to appear, he demonstrated a unique and highly destructive ability. Each of his successors would display another one, and collectively their abilities became known as Dark Natures. His usually takes the form of a mostly straight saber made from solidified flame, but it is not necessary to release the massive waves of fire that make him so dangerous.
Notes: The eldest of the Dead Messengers, he is nevertheless one of the least known in terms of personality, and therefore one of the least predictable. He appears to be extremely loyal to his creator, moreso than his fellows, and this, along with his formal mode of speech and difficulty to startle or anger make up the only known attributes about him.

So here it is. Ideas? Thoughts? Criticism? Comments, as always, are welcome.