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Posted on: Feb 7 2018, 11:58 PM
Birthplace: Atlas Age: 18 Sex & Gender: Female, Female. Race: Faunus (Artic Wolf) Affiliation:Atlas, 2nd year. Physical Details:
Selas is a rather petite, narrow young woman who stands at 5'7”. Her most striking features are her intense and keen violet eyes and her medium-blue hair. Her typical hairstyle makes her easily recognizable even in a crowd, as it is done up in the back to splay out in a fan of curved crescent locks, while in front it frames her fair-skinned face. A white, fluffy wolf tail is her faunus trait. While flat-chested would be a bit too extreme a term to apply to her, she is not particularly well-endowed.
Her clothing usually consists of a mix of white, blue, and silver, and black colors, with occasional teal or purple mixed in, and is usually best described as somewhere between elegant and practical. While she's almost never seen wearing a dress outside of a formal event, she has a special affection for flowy clothing that she indulges in to a limited degree: with form-fitting clothing and pants beneath and looser things like belt-hanging cloth trails or shoulder-capes on top.
+Can be sincerely gracious even in the face of conflict
+Caring (whether or not she shows it immediately)
+Ridiculously protective of those she cares about
-Often cold or frosty
-Can be noticeably snippy
-Sarcastic and dry
-Master of unimpressed looks
-Bottles up emotions
-Can get very overwhelmed when not in control
-Sometimes fails to look at herself before judging initially
- No patience for shit
Atlas has never been the easiest place for a faunus to grow up. Selas was born there, the second child to an arctic wolf faunus man, sturdy and jovial, and a human Atlesian specialist woman, kind and disciplined. Her parents were always a bit of an unlikely pair, with her father having once been a bit of a troublemaker in the name of faunus rights, and her mother obviously representing Atlas's best, but overall, they gave Selas a stable and loving household as a child. She was never want for parental love or any physical needs, and one could say she had a certain life of privilege thanks to her mother's rank. Even still, being a faunus like her father, she experienced her own fair share of discrimination from humans with more elitist tendencies. In a very real way, she stood with a foot between two worlds.
On one hand, Selas received some of the best schooling available since her youngest childhood years. Being one to take after her mother intellectually--even inheriting her hereditary Semblance--Selas was capable of picking up textbook subjects with relative ease, and took to discipline relatively well. Her grades were perhaps not the best, but they were solid and put her above the average by no small margin. Hunger or menial labor was never a prospect she had to worry about. If anything, she was well on the path to becoming a Specialist like her mother, for she strove to prove herself as capable as anyone else.
On the other hand, prejudice and discrimination for being born as a faunus gave her no small amount of trouble. With a fiery heart like her father's, she couldn't let go of slights and bullying, whether real or perceived. Along with her brother, Brumal, Selas often found herself preoccupied with finding and employing various means of vengeance against the injustice she encountered. It often didn't end too well, and more than once ended up with her getting a black eye or straight up pummeled into the ground, being frail and physically weak.
More often than not, if a situation with Selas started, it was up to her mother to come in and smooth things over before things would die down. Exhibiting a certain brand of grace and kindness, even to the rudest of individuals, Selas's mother had a way of cooling tempers and building bridges. It was a skill that she constantly tried to teach Selas, but at least when she was young, it was largely unsuccessful.
By the time Selas reached her second year in Helios, however, Selas's attitude had begun to change. Bit by bit, she came to have an understanding that, however wrong it was, a lot of the prejudice she'd experienced was born of fear or pain. Many humans caused faunus suffering with a misinformed notion of superiority. This was still true. However, many faunus also caused humans suffering as well--just as she had in her sometimes overzealous attempts at vengeance. Much worse, some humans had lost family or friends to extremist attacks. She'd begun realizing that people were people, and that if she left herself unchecked, she could very easily end up as yet another reason some humans hated faunus like herself.
By the time of her third and fourth years in Helios, Selas's reputation had improved as she began to display some of her mother's grace here and there. While she still found herself sarcastically bickering with people at times, she no longer got herself in trouble. The added maturity also helped her focus more on improving her grades, bringing her near the top of her classes in Helios,
Some of this was challenged during the attack at the Vytal Festival Tournament. She had not attended, but she remembered watching the news with as much horror as anyone else; her brother, who had attended as a first year Atlas Academy student, disappeared without a trace. Despite her own grieving and her compassion for those affected, some people automatically presumed she must have approved of the White Fang's actions. Others stated her brother disappeared because he'd helped take down Beacon and knew he couldn't return home.
More than once she had to stop herself from outright punching people who wrongly presumed her feelings on the matter. At one point in particular, a cold rage settled over her when a fellow faunus went on about how it was great that faunus were getting respect thanks to the actions of the White Fang, right after Selas had unintentionally frightened a young human girl. She found herself growing more jaded and icy toward others again. It took effort to summon the same grace she'd learned to exhibit, and while she still managed sometimes, it no longer came as naturally in some situations.
Her first year of being accepted into Atlas Academy found her right in the middle of all of this, particularly since her team consisted of two humans and another faunus, the latter of whom began expressing agreements with the White Fang. Selas initially got into arguments and isolated herself from the situation, but as she saw it was affecting her team more and more negatively, she began applying herself to resolve it. Amidst all of this she had to pass up the chance to go to the Faunus Rights Festival like her faunus teammate did, fearing it would drive a further wedge between her teammates if she didn't stay to help the other two in Atlas. She remembered feeling rather unpleasant toward the whole prospect in the light of the difficulty her team faced.
Unfortunately, her attempts to patch things together were ultimately fruitless. Her faunus teammate left school altogether and disappeared without further contact, calling all of the rest of the team an array of horrible things before he left. The leader of their team demanded a transfer to another Academy--alone--and near the finals of the first year, her last teammate gave up and dropped out of Huntsman training thanks to overwhelming discouragement. This left Selas alone, questioning her life choices, and making her wonder what she really wanted.
In the end, after several talks with her parents, she decided to continue. It was no small decision, and was no longer about proving herself capable, or even anything about just herself. Now, her decision was to try and be an example.
Coming around to her second year, Selas ended up being placed in team FSBT as the T, the final member. She had no idea how this new team would interact, but found herself constantly worrying it would end up like the last one in some form or another. Even worse, there was a particular Schnee heiress on this team, meaning they'd all likely be under a certain degree of greater scrutiny than their peers.
Maybe she could help this team work out a bit better than her last. She certainly hoped so.
OOC: Sunkruhm Contact: PM me, or Skype if you have my contact. Other Characters: Sol Chrome. Notes: Selas means “bright, shine, light” in Greek, and Tempeste is obviously related to “tempest” or storms, thus evoking thoughts of similar colors. I have talked to Mary, Fireseeker, and Fritsle and wish to fill the now-empty slot in team FSBT as the T. Sample Post:
Posted on: Feb 14 2018, 04:54 AM
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Affiliation: Atlas, 2nd year, team FSBT. Character Page: App Weapon:
Selas's weapon has three parts. The first two parts, called Brumal's Keening and Frost Fang, are the melee portion of the weapon.Semblance:
Brumal's Keening once belonged to her brother before he went missing in the attack on the Vytal Festival; it is a war rapier, as it possesses a somewhat heavier, thicker blade than other rapiers do. This rapier form is largely white and silver, with hints of pale, icy blue, and has a dark silver guard consisting of elegantly looping metal threads around a sturdy cross guard. Its hilt is curved ever-so-slightly and embedded with blue geometric patterns. A single blue ice dust crystal can be embedded at the base of the blade, while the hilt has a compartment that can accept singular dust vials of any kind, though for now she only carries lightning, energy, and more ice dust on her person.
Frost Fang is Selas's offhand weapon, being an icy blue bladed tonfa with a sturdy, white and silver brace along the non-bladed edge. While primarily used for defense, this weapon can also be wielded like a pistol, having a small barrel and and firing mechanism on the shorter, forward facing end of the tonfa. While the blade has an ice dust crystal to empower her strikes, the gun portion can only shoot multi-use energy dust cartridges.
The third part of her weapon is a rather unassuming black rectangle strapped to her back. This part has no use on its own other than serving as minor additional dust storage, but its true purpose comes to light when she combines her tonfa with the base of her rapier and then attaches the third part to the back of the result. At this point, the rectangle unfolds into a stock, sprouts and slides forward a scope, and extends other parts to complete a working sniper rifle when paired with the transformations of her melee weapons. The war rapier's blade splits to form two parts of a barrel while thin slats from the stock complete it. The transition can happen extremely fast both ways, as the stock's strap tightens and slings it back onto her back automatically unless manually interrupted when disconnected.
This sniper form, Deluge, can only fire single-use dust cartridges, usually ice, energy, or lightning, and projects the bullets or energy bolts with strong electromagnetic propulsion assisted by internal lightning crystals in the stock; shots can cause heavy kickback if she is not firmly grounded. Each clip can hold up to seven shots for this mode.
Selas's semblance is hereditary, inherited from her mother. For Selas, Phasing primarily allows her to take on a violet, ethereal form for a brief instant, during which she can dash up to 10 feet in a singular direction along the ground; after the dash she returns to normal. In this form, she can pass through objects not surpassing a foot in thickness (or up to two feet if the substance she goes through is particularly porous and non-compact); she can also pass through other beings: humans, faunus, and Grimm alike. Living things that she passes through tend to get an uncomfortable experience, but only take extremely minor damage.
While generally immune to damage in the brief moment that she's phased, she will take partial damage from extremely large objects colliding with her without enough room for her to complete a phase through. Defensive energy dust screens can also prevent her from passing through an area. If she ever tries to go through something too thick (including a large Grimm), she will take 5% aura damage and be forcefully ejected at the nearest side after her one foot of traversal is used up. Primarily, she uses this to avoid attacks, as she has a slightly weak aura compared to some others. After the post in which she uses this, she has a two post cooldown before another Phase Dash can be used.
There are aspects to Phasing Selas has not learned to use yet, as different family members have historically had slightly different proficiencies with how they use their Phasing, but the dash is the most common. Phasing attacks to bypass armor and weapon blocks is another she cannot currently use.