Odain Alias: Ibuki
Ibuki is a rather
average-looking woman, wearing a white hooded sweater with drawstrings for
the hood dangling a few inches down from the collar and a pair of blue jeans.
Her hair is black, long, straight, and simple, hanging down to her shoulders
and in two especially long strands that fall on each side of her face. She
has brown eyes.
Ibuki can invoke the
powers of her blade, Sotsugyou, and use minor Rituals which are described as
Rituals are a form of
magic that is practiced among the elite Hunters of Ibuki's world, used for a
myriad of purposes ranging from simple bodily healing to the banishment of
demons. As Ibuki is still a fledgling Hunter, she doesn't know too many
Rituals; the ones she does know are the essential basics to her occupation.
- Ritual 45, Pure Snow: Ibuki closes
her eyes and falls into a trance-like state for anywhere from ten
seconds to half an hour, depending on the severity of her wounds. While
in this state, Ibuki must remain focused on her meditation, as any form
of disruption or movement will break the healing process. She can heal
herself of most minor injuries and some major ones, but cannot revive herself
from unconsciousness or death or knit together severe wounds (i.e. deep cuts,
broken bones). She cannot heal anyone except herself with this Ritual. Pure
Snow can be performed a couple times a day, and is usually eschewed in favor
of simply getting sleep, as it requires Ibuki to concentrate the entire time
it is being used.
- Ritual 23, Red Shoes: Ibuki
concentrates for approximately five seconds (this can be done covertly,
although with this spell there usually isn't a need to), and discs of
red energy surround her feet, giving her the power to run moderately
faster than she is usually capable of. The Ritual lasts up to half an
hour, and can be cancelled anytime she wishes. This Ritual can be used frequently,
although Ibuki usually does not have a reason to do so.
- Ritual 56, Pray: Ibuki concentrates
for about six seconds (this can be done covertly), and manifests a
glowing ball of red energy approximately the size of a grapefruit in one
hand. She can then throw this energy, which goes at a fast but not
unavoidable pace, which will strike the enemy and bind them with strands
of red power for about five minutes. The strands can be fairly easily
broken with magical force, assuming the time needed to maneuver an
appropriate cutting blast into position, and will part with the same
physical force needed to break steel chains. This Ritual can be used
about six times per day.
- Ritual 98, Call 177: The main sealing
Ritual, this is used primarily for sealing weakened spirits away into
another plane of existence where they belong, although it can be used on
pretty much any object that's willing to sit there for the duration of
the Ritual. Ibuki raises her hands in front of her, two fingers extended
on each, and a circular insignia will slowly begin to appear in the
space in front of the target. After a length of time-- approximately
twenty seconds--Ibuki will conclude the Ritual by gesturing and closing
the insignia, whisking the target away from sight. This Ritual is extremely
exhausting and can only be performed once a day, whether it is successful
or not; it also can be interrupted (in very dangerous fashions) if something
steps in the space between Ibuki and the insignia or if someone breaks
her concentration at any point before the closure of the insignia. Due
to the transplanar effects of this magic, it may not work as originally
intended on Odain, though it will certainly have _some_ effect.
Typical weaknesses a
young woman would have. In addition, Ibuki never quite learned how to cook
and literally can't make anything to save her life.
Ibuki is a beginning
Hunter, which means she can use Rituals (magic) a bit, can swordfight, and
generally is in pretty good shape. She's also a second-year college student,
and has the approximate education level of one. In addition to this
knowledge, she's familiar (but not wholly educated) on the workings of
malicious spirits, the lore behind her occupation, and random tidbits about
Sotsugyou, her blade.
Normally, this weapon is a small knife approximately five inches long, tucked
in a thick leather pouch that's clasped on the inside of the right back
pocket of her blue jeans. In this state, it does pretty much what a little
pocketknife would do; however, should she wish to, Sotsugyou can expand in
size until the blade is two feet long, with the handle and hilt magnifying
proportionally. These changes in size remain until Ibuki (or someone else
with the proper skill) changes it. It also cannot become smaller than the
normal pocketknife size, and is tougher than most normal swords, although it
is not unbreakable.
Ibuki also has a wallet
with her college ID, driver's license, a credit card, a library card, a good
amount of money (to buy food), and a small picture album inside.
Ibuki is casual,
easygoing and a bit sarcastic and blunt at times. She also has a hardened
nature due to what she's seen in her time as a Hunter, and therefore isn't
easily impressed. She also has a good deal of common sense, which is
unfortunately coupled with a sense of the slightly-overconfident impetuous
heroism of a novice, a trait that has gotten her in trouble before.
Connections: None in Odain.