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Dvyniai

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just a place to store my babies!

kidnap any of them and i will come for you

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Bok Siu || blood on my name, 1x1s || Active
Reuben Cho || 1x1 Roleplay || Active
Min Hanjae || a little magic to stop a little hell || Inactive
Minseok Meadows || soul bound || Active
Sun Daeyeon || Arcadia, ELYSION || Active
'Eris' || Rough & Tumble Mercenaries II || Active
Ju Jaemin || 1x1 Roleplay || Inactive
Ellis Bennette || soul bound || Active
Koen Ortega-McKenzie || Call of the Abyss || Active
Hyun Daejung || sinsomnia || Inactive
Kim Hyejin || Arcadia, ELYSION || Active
Sunny Oh || soul bound || Active
Warran Sarr || 1x1 Roleplay || Active
Maggie Kim || Arcadia, ELYSION || Active
Lucy de Leon || soul bound || Active
Axel (& Co) || INFECTED || Active
Jamie Endo || Plague || Active
 
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Dvyniai

carpe verpam
Original poster
Posting Speed
1-3 posts per week, One post per week, Slow As Molasses
Writing Levels
Intermediate, Adept, Advanced
Preferred Character Gender
Male, Transgender, Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
supernatural, fantasy, scifi, romance, magic, apocalyptic
RESERVED BOIS



  • BOK SIU
    Nicknames: Paksu, the Dreamweaver, the Oracle Vampire, Silas, Musok
    Age: 3,002 - Appears in his twenties
    Species: Shaman/Vampire
    Occupation: No formal career, income comes from investments & bonds
    Orientation: Chooses not to use labels
    Face Claim: Min Yoongi
    PERSONALITY
    Key Traits: antisocial, dogmatic, compassionate, savior's complex
    Moral Alignment: Chaotic Good

    Immortality does strange things to your character when you have lived for thousands of years. On one hand, you are frozen in time, forever young, preserved as you were the moment you died. On the other, you have watched those around you live and die, you have experienced literal lifetimes. Not all experience it the same; some stubbornly hold on to the vestiges of who they were and always have been with a white-knuckled grip, while others go with where life takes them. In Siu it has manifested as a strange... intricacy, so complex he sometimes - he doesn't want to admit - doesn't understand himself. It doesn't help that he's probably not the most introspective person, he doesn't really try to dissect his own actions. Why did he react that way? Hell if he knows.

    There are a few things he does know though. He knows he hates people - for a multitude of reasons. Main one being: they're just too much. And why grow attached? They'll probably die before he does anyway.

    He knows he's reserved. Should he happen to find himself in a group of people, 1) it would be his worst nightmare, and 2) he would rather listen than be the one talking. He can step up when he needs to, and he certainly has a relish for being in the spotlight that has been buried in recent years (although his flair for dramatics surely has not), but for the most part, he prefers to let other people do the talking.

    And finally, he knows that he, frankly, does not give a shit. He does whatever the fuck he wants, when he wants, heedless of social implications or boundaries. Consequences? He doesn't know her. He'd like to say that he hasn't always been this way, that living so long has done this to him (after all, seeing multiple, flimsy governments rise and crumble kinda makes it hard to respect the current one), but he's never been one to really respect authority.
    ABILITIES
    Shamanic Magic: Shamans are humans (or in Siu's case, he's no longer quite human) with a connection to the spirit realm. This connection manifests in one or more gifts, and the ability to perform ritualistic magic. Because their magic is connected and channeled through the spirit realm, shamans are not at risk of burning out, however, this also means they are more restricted in what they are capable of. All the same, given his age, and how long he has been practicing magic, he is an extremely powerful shaman.

    True Sight: Siu is a powerful seer, gifted with the ability of 'true' sight. This means that he has fairly frequent visions - at least once or twice a week, if not way more - that are pretty accurate and predict large events. He rarely has the full picture at any one time however, only certain facts that the spirits are willing/able to share. For certain important events, he will have a series of visions, helping him slowly piece together what is supposed to happen. It is important to note that the further in advance the event is, the more subject it is to be affected by things that happen in the present; the future is always changing. Sometimes he can end up seeing multiple versions of one event before it actually comes to pass. He cannot see little, everyday things that are about to happen. Majorly receives visions in his sleep, except for when the spirits seem to believe that the situation is dire - then he often gets them during the day as well. Either way, he is prone to having seizures during these visions. They're not painful unless he accidentally injures himself while falling, and he's very used to it after 3,000 years, but they can seem pretty bad to bystanders.

    Dreamwalking: Despite misconceptions, Siu is actually not naturally powerful in his dreamwalking ability. He has only gotten to the level he is currently at through a lot of practice and dedication - nearly 3,000 years worth. He is capable of inserting himself into the dreams of anyone, anywhere around the world, as long as he knows enough about them to find them. Usually it works best if he knows their full name, but he can also go off of things like their first name, and what they look like, or their address, or things like that (which seem like facts that would be harder to find, but not necessarily when you're a seer and going off of what the spirits have given you). While he can't completely hide his presence, he's skilled at disguising himself. He's skilled at controlling dreams and using dreams to glean information from a dreamer. In his heyday he was known for popping around in people's dreams, giving them messages, sometimes telling them about the future, and sometimes just chatting with them.

    Compulsion: As an elder vampire, he inherently is gifted with very strong compulsion - that, and he's had a lot of practice. With one look he can have you frozen to the spot, just a few words and he’ll have you jumping off a cliff. Certain people are more susceptible than most, and in terms of species, humans have the least defenses unless a mage is helping them. Witches and shamans can defend themselves with magic, although unless they are a particularly strong mage, Siu can often break through these defenses. Vampires have naturally stronger minds, and the older, and more experienced the vampire, the more mental dominance Siu has to exert in order to win them over; should the vamp by chance be as old as he is, forget it. The more he has to fight for control, the more exhausting it is, and often it's just not worth it to him. Neither is he really one to throw his weight around like that anyways. Since he also has barely spoken with other people besides his lawyer, his fledglings and the guy who delivers him blood bags, in like, a hundred years, let alone practiced compulsion on them, he's a little rusty.

    Elder: As both a vampire and shaman elder, he's just exceedingly powerful. He can move faster than the eye can track, walk through other witches' wards like they're butter, see through most any illusion, and a number of other crazy shit that would take too long to list. Almost all creatures can sense this, whether it be they can sense the magic rolling off of him, or if their instincts simply scream 'dangerous! predator!'. He may not have an imposing physical stature, but his powerful aura makes up for it; often it can fill the room, and then some. He can reign in back a bit, or push it out, but he honestly doesn't know if he could ever hide it or mask it completely. It's important to note though that magic always comes with some sort of cost, no matter how powerful you grow - Siu is no exception.
    WEAKNESSES
    As an elder vampire, Siu is completely incapable of being out in direct sunlight for more than a minute - he will literally catch fire and burn to a crisp. He’ll be okay if he’s in shade, but it just feels exceptionally hot to be outside during the day, even in overcast weather. It’s also plain exhausting and just overall not fun. If he’s going to be awake during the day, he’d much rather stay inside with all the curtains drawn.

    Can only feed on real human blood, and also he requires an exceptional amount of it to keep his wits about him. It’s mostly because of his shamanic abilities needing that energy, that lifeblood, as well as his old age. Will probably drink quadruple the amount of blood bags than any of the other vampires. He can drink animal blood and synthetic blood, however, this will not give him any true sustenance. He needs the real stuff. Without it, he’ll grow weaker - first too weak to do any magic or rituals, or even to sustain his gifts, and then he’ll start to lose it, his grip on his humanity faltering until he goes feral. If at that point he still receives no blood, he’ll grow too weak to move and will wither away.

    Other vampires might be able to get away with only a few hours of sleep, however, as a vamp who still retains his shamanic abilities, he typically needs a good six or seven - and even then he can still seem exhausted. Magic just requires a lot of energy, as do his shamanic gifts. Without the correct amount of sleep, he might not be able to perform rituals or use his gifts to his full capabilities.

    Of course, like all other vampires, should his head be removed, or his brain damaged, he'd die and should his heart be damaged or removed, he'd probably wish he was dead.

    Knows literally nothing about modern technology, and is practically incapable of learning about it. It’s very hard for him, as old as he is, to keep up with those sorts of things. I mean, it feels like just yesterday to him that the Victrola was the hot new piece of tech.
    BACKGROUND
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    EXTRA
    --- Siu is completely fluent in Mandarin, Japanese, Latin, Greek, Farsi, Hebrew, English, and of course, his native Korean. He isn’t quite fluent but understands most of the romance languages, including French, Italian, and Spanish - whether he can hold a conversation in those languages though is debatable.
    --- When speaking English he has a pretty heavy Korean accent, and while he has good English pronunciation, he still has a habit of slipping up, especially when he’s not paying attention.
    --- He has a white-tailed deer antler on a beaded cord, that is always around his neck. It is only a piece of the whole rack, which is mounted on the wall above his bed. The pelt of the deer is also laid out across the floor in his library.
    --- He dresses how he likes, heedless of what anybody else thinks; which can lead him to dress in a suit one day, and then be wandering around in nothing but a bathrobe the next. It doesn’t help that he’s used to living alone either.
    --- Usually leans towards comfortable clothes though. Soft t-shirts and sweaters are his favorite. And also bathrobes.
    --- He is known to be unintentionally intimidating. His natural, resting expression is ‘unimpressed’, and he is generally very hard to read. Combine that with his powerful, dangerous aura, and his antisocial nature and he often makes strangers shit their pants upon meeting him.
    BLOOD ON MY NAME | TWO 1X1 ROLEPLAYS



  • REUBEN ARIANROD CHO
    Nickname: Exclusively Rue
    Age: Twenty-two
    Species: Human
    Occupation: College Student
    Orientation: Demisexual, Demiromantic
    Face Claim: Min Yoongi
    APPEARANCE


    PERSONALITY
    Key Traits: strong-willed, direct, blunt, acerbic, insensitive, hot-headed, aggressive, passionate, driven, intense, mysterious, closed-off, judgemental, loyal, protective, insecure, distrustful, strong, observant, manipulative
    Moral Alignment: True Neutral

    It is incredibly hard to get to know Rue, which is exactly what he wants. He hates people with a passion, or at least, believes that he does, and doesn’t like people getting close to him. He’s closed-off, with a cold and prickly exterior he wields as both his armor and his weapon against those nice people that just might slip their way underneath his shell if he gives them the chance. His distrustful and acerbic nature heavily ties in with his deep-seated insecurities and abandonment issues. His belief is that if he doesn’t get close to people, he won’t get hurt when they inevitably leave. This doesn’t mean that he has a hidden heart of gold however. He’s known to be incredibly mean and insensitive, especially when he feels threatened, and afterwards he rarely regrets his words - no matter how hurtful.

    If you’re one of the few that actually get the chance to get inside his walls, however, you’ll find an incredibly faithful friend (or lover). It’s very hard to gain his trust, and loyalty, but once you have, it’s also extremely hard to lose it. He can be surprisingly sweet, and goofy, showing a much softer side that he lets very few others see. He also, surprisingly, feels things very deeply and intensely - something which he tends to constantly suppress and bottle up. That is, except for when he’s around the few that he trusts.
    BACKGROUND
    -- Adopted as an infant by Harry, and Angela Arianrod. They couldn’t have children of their own, but thanks to family pressures, they were expected to pass on the Arianrod name - as well as the Arianrod traditions.
    -- They adopted five children over the years - Sebastian (24), Reuben (21), Emilia (19), Angus (15), and Barbara (9). Not all were infants like Rue when they were adopted; even so, the Arianrods picked new names for them. Emilia in particular was resistant to this.
    -- As a young child, horses had always been his favorite animal but it wasn’t until he happened to see a horse race on TV that he took a real interest in riding them. His parents didn’t really care all that much, but when he pestered them day in and day out for lessons they finally relented.
    -- From the first moment that he was up on that horse, he was in love. His parents humored him with the hobby for a few years, until he was reaching his preteens - which was when they decided to introduce him to the family business. He, along with his older brother, were trained extensively, day in and day out, in the art of hunting werewolves. As they were homeschooled, hunting soon became something they lived and breathed.
    -- Reuben still loved his horses however, despite his parents trying to dissuade him from it. There were a couple of months where his parents refused to pay for his lessons - so Reuben refused to go to theirs. Eventually they came to a compromise - Reuben would get his horse riding lessons as long as he was still focused on his ‘studies’. Rue became skilled in hunting, even if his heart wasn’t completely in it.
    -- He went on his first raid when he was 16. He vomited and had horrible nightmares afterwards. After that it got a little easier, when his parents forced him to come, but the more and more he was forced to kill, the less and less his heart was in it. And then his sister, Emilia became a werewolf herself.
    -- Twisted as his parents are, they turned on her. It was only Reuben’s interjection that kept them from killing her - and they still had to physically fight them in order to do so. He refused to hunt after that, and because of his insolence, was disowned along with Emilia. Which was fine by him. His parents had essentially taught him how to fend for himself.
    -- He got himself a scholarship to a college, and enrolled in veterinary medicine (with a focus, of course, on horses). And he didn’t look back.
    EXTRA
    -- Has a lockbox hidden way underneath his bed that contains all his weapons and other supplies needed for werewolf hunting. Since leaving his family he’s never brought it out other than the rare occasion that he cleans his guns, but he has it just in case. He still has some twisted prejudices towards werewolves, since they were ingrained into him at such a young age (regardless of the fact that his sister is now one) but he tries his best. And he is aware that they are still dangerous, which is why he has his lockbox.
    -- He picked the college he’s currently attending, originally, because it had an amazing equine center, and it was close to the stables he kept his horse, Sugar, at. Now though, Sugar stays at the school, as Rue was able to cajole the head of the equine department into letting him keep him there for a very cheap price - as long as he allowed Sugar to be used in some of the equine courses by other students.
    -- Is far-sighted, so he needs glasses in order to read and write. He doesn’t like to wear them, and usually can get by sorta-fine in class, but when he’s studying on his own, especially after a long day of struggling in his classes, he’s forced to wear them.
    -- Still keeps in frequent touch with Emilia - now Hasina. She is making a decent living for herself working as a waitress in a nearby town. Rue usually goes to visit her, rather than having her come to him. Tries his best to keep in some sort of communication with his younger siblings as he’s concerned they will be brainwashed like his older brother. Doesn’t always succeed however.
    -- Before starting college, Rue dug up his old adoption files and changed his last name back to what it was on his birth certificate (partly to help him from being tracked). Although that was as far as he was willing to go, despite being endlessly curious about his heritage. His parents had never discouraged it, but they had never encouraged it either. And if he’s honest with himself, he’s been too scared to. Along with his lockbox of weapons, a folder containing his adoption records and other information on his birth family sits underneath his bed, untouched.
    -- He was actually used in raids, more often than not, as bait - he’s perfected his ‘pitiful’ act as well, to better sell this. He’d draw out the predator-prey response in the werewolf, and draw them out only for him or a member of his family to kill them.
    1X1

 
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Dvyniai

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Male, Transgender, Primarily Prefer Male
Genres
supernatural, fantasy, scifi, romance, magic, apocalyptic
FLASHY BOIS



  • MIN HAN-JAE
    Nicknames: Jae, Jay, Hanjie, Hanj
    Age: Twenty-five
    Species: Shaman
    Occupation: Little bit of everything
    Orientation: Homosexual, Panromantic
    Face Claim: Kim Seokjin
    APPEARANCE
    Body Type: stands at 5'11'', with a broad frame. his shoulders in particular are very wide, sometimes making it difficult to find tops that fit properly. his muscle type is definitely not bulky, but rather lightly toned. he does work out but only when he's feeling like it, which makes it something he does occasionally rather than regularly. it's basically just enough to maintain his weight and fairly slim physique. roughly weighs 183lbs.
    Hair: hanjae loves to dye his hair different colors, and as of late, has chosen purple. naturally it's a dark brown in color. it's kept in a sort of bowl cut, although he rarely styles it that way. it can often be seen parted to the side, coming off of his forehead, with quite a bit of product if you look closely. he takes very good care of it.
    Skin: fairly pale and ridiculously clear. he takes very good care of his skin, and follows a detailed korean skin regime. he tends to lean towards drying out, and uses a crazy amount of lotion to keep that from happening. he tans very easily in the sun, although he doesn't always allow this to happen. doesn't have many moles or beauty marks, and he has no scars.
    Clothing Style: very fancy and very stylish. hanji is not ashamed to admit he likes expensive clothes, and designer brands, and that he's a total snob over it. he just likes to look good okay? he can usually be seen wearing all sorts of eccentric outfits - not as in, crop tops and mesh shirts, but bright crazy colors and patterns, and pieces that are just so rich looking you feel like you have to do a double take. he doesn't like to show a lot of skin, and rarely walks about in heels (mostly because they kill his feet although he also struggles to find heels in his large shoe size). he does like to deck himself out in jewelry, usually sporting rings and earrings, and the occasional necklace.
    Physical Disabilities: is nearsighted, so requires some form of vision correction to see far away. usually wears contacts, but can sometimes be seen sporting a pair of glasses.
    PERSONALITY
    Key Traits: proud, flirtatious, conceited, very loud, fiery, fearless, fickle, oblivious, independent, friendly, affectionate, childish, spontaneous, extraverted, dramatic, emotional yet emotionally guarded, laid-back, compassionate, wild, eccentric, bold
    Moral Alignment: Chaotic Good

    hanj is the type to think very highly of himself. he likes to believe that any given moment he is the most beautiful person in the room (unless his bf's there, then he's the second prettiest but it's close). he likes to think that he's the smartest (he's definitely not), and has the best ideas (not usually), and just in general, is the best at almost everything he does (also not true). at least, he always acts like this. there are many times where he doesn't fully believe that he is the best at everything; his self-confidence has its ups and downs just like anyone else. but it's become a way to cheer himself up, as well as cheer others up when he is deliberately over the top in complimenting himself in an attempt to get those around him to laugh. all the same, he has immense pride in himself, and the things that he does. he is constantly trying to instill the same attitude in others (if slightly less extravagant) as well. because of this pride he has in himself, he also tends to be a huge perfectionist can be incredibly hard on himself when he doesn't do perfectly.

    hanjae is a very loud and exuberant person, that enjoys talking to anybody and everybody. however, he has a tendency to talk over some of those people, especially if they aren't as vocal as he is. he isn't the best at picking up on subtleties, particularly other people's emotions. if someone he's talking to, is giving off signals that they aren't in the mood to talk with him he, more often than not, just won't see those signals and will keep bulldozing his way through the conversation. you can't hint at something with him if you want him to understand, you have to hit him over the head with it. he means well though; he genuinely doesn't want to upset people or step on their toes. he's just completely oblivious.

    hanji is very in touch with his emotions, crying at the littlest things and letting himself do it in public. sad dog commercial? he cries. tear-jerker scene in a movie? he cries. a breathtakingly beautiful sunset? he cries. he feels things very deeply and he isn't afraid to show it. this also leads him to be easily excitable, and overly affectionate. but interestingly enough, while he's in touch with his own emotions, he isn't always in touch with the emotions of others. it ties in a lot, with his obliviousness. and surprisingly, while he is a very friendly and talkative person, capable of getting along with most anyone, he does not make legitimate attachments to other people easily. he's reserved in that regard. he has a lot of love to give out, and generally, it takes a while for him to do it.
    ABILITIES
    Shamanic Magic: Shamans are humans with a connection to the spirit realm. This connection manifests in one or more gifts, and the ability to perform ritualistic magic. Because their magic is connected and channeled through the spirit realm, shamans are not at risk of burning out, however, this also means they are more restricted in what they are capable of.

    Mediumship:
    WEAKNESSES


    EXTRA/HEADCANONS
    ― loves to be the center of attention
    ― call him pretty and he'll legit preen
    ― but if you won't he'll call himself pretty cuz he don't need no man
    ― or woman
    ― he eats up compliments for breakfast
    ― at least he would like to
    ― loud aF
    ― this boi has some luNGS i stg
    ― his laugh is so loud it sounds like he's screaming half the time
    ― spiritual but doesn't believe one specific religion
    ― not quite the mom friend™
    ― more like the drunk aunt friend
    ― will mother you if mother is not around, but like, also drag you into crazy adventures
    ― like fun abandoned buildings where you get tetanus from a rusty nail
    ― and then passes you back to mom friend™ at the end of the day
    ― "polyamory is based in consent and love, cheating is based in betrayal. also my relationships are none of your business, asshole."
    ― "oh my god this sunset is so pretty... here take my phone i need at least a thousand pictures in front of it!"
    ― "i'm sorry, i can't focus. that shirt you're wearing is just too ugly."
    ― "gurl. guuurl. guuuuuuuuuuuurl! pass the salt please."
    ― literally flirts with everybody, don't take it personally it's just who he is
    ― jumpy
    ― you could say 'boo' and it probably would scare him
    ― he loves horror movies though??
    ― very proud of his bf, don't get him started
    ― he could talk for hours abt yejun, and also show you literally every pic he has of the boy
    ― once cried because he thought the animation to kung fu panda was just that gorgeous
    ― takes a lot of naps, at weird times and in weird places too
    ― let's play "is hanji astral projecting or just sleeping"
    ― vry affectionate
    ― watch out short friends he is vry likely to pull you into his lap randomly. or throw you over his shoulder.
    ― tall friends too, he doesn't mind getting crushed
    ― likes holding hands, giving out hugs, snuggling into laps
    ― ESPECIALLY if the other person hates it, it just makes him want to do it more
    ― really likes cooking and loves eating food even more
    ARCHIVED


  • MIN-SEOK MEADOWS
    Nicknames: Min, Minnie, Seok, Seokie, Minnie Mouse
    Age: Twenty-five
    Species: Human (Soul-Bound)
    Occupation: Flight Attendant with United Airlines
    Orientation: Homosexual, Panromantic
    Face Claim: Kim Seokjin
    APPEARANCE


    PERSONALITY
    Key Traits: superficial, loud, boisterous, extroverted, proud, conceited, flirtatious, fiery, spontaneous, eccentric, childish, fickle, dramatic, emotional, compassionate, emotionally guarded, affectionate, anxious, overly protective, gossipy, meticulous, observant
    Moral Alignment: Lawful Good

    Likes: compliments, traveling, food, counting, the color pink, planes, cloudy skies, cuddling, cozy blankets, stability
    Dislikes: yelling, tea, his things being touched, raised hands, long lines, country music, the cold, romcoms, knives
    SOULMATES
    Soulmates:
    Soul-Bond Type:
    Empathic & Telepathic



    BACKGROUND
    -- Grew up in a rundown orphanage in the Kangwon-Do province of North Korea. His parents hadn't been able to afford to take care of a second child.
    -- The orphanage, to put it mildly, was much worse.
    -- His uncle, Minjun, made plans to escape the country when he was seven and decided last minute to take Minseok with him.
    -- He wasn't the type to take care of a child, however, and left him in the care of another orphanage a week later. At least in South Korea, he would have better chances.
    -- He bounced around the system for a year, before he was adopted by Andre Couture and Elijah Meadows, two travel journalists from America.
    -- It took him a while to warm up to his new dads, especially when they made him see this 'Dr. Hopper' every week.
    -- He learned he had something called PTSD. Not long after, OCD joined this diagnosis as well.
    -- Really struggled with his mental health throughout middle- and high school, but his parents were loving and supportive every step of the way.
    -- His dads finally got married in 2011 when gay marriage was legalized in New York State.
    -- Changed his last name to Meadows when he was eighteen.
    -- Andre was diagnosed with MS when Minseok was nineteen.
    -- Even if MS isn't particularly fatal, at least not immediately, fear for his dad's health sent Minseok into a bit of a relapse.
    -- Dropped out of school. He had never been the greatest student but combined with the relapse in his mental health, he couldn't keep up in classes.
    -- Applied to an advert for a job as a flight attendant, found he loved it.
    -- Currently is back in New York City, on a break for his health as he had to have his appendix removed.
    EXTRA
    -- Is fluent in Korean, and also surprisingly, French, as it was the third language frequently spoken in his household.
    -- Takes anti-anxiety meds to help with the anxiety both his PTSD and his OCD cause.
    -- Also attends sessions with his new therapist, Dr. Shafman, very regularly. When he's traveling they use Zoom.
    SOUL BOUND

 
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THE SLUTS



  • SUN DAE-YEON
    Nicknames: Dae, DaeDae, Daeyeonie, Daddy Dae, Pretty Boy
    Age: 31 - Appears in his early twenties
    Species: Kumiho
    Occupation: Owner & Pimp of the Menagerie
    Orientation: Pansexual, Greyromantic
    Face Claim: Kim Taehyung
    APPEARANCE
    As a shapeshifter, his form is always changing. It is, however, easier on him to stick with one 'base' if you will, changing features here and there rather than constantly starting from scratch.

    Height: He normally likes to keep his height around 5'11'' - taller if he feels like being intimidating, shorter if he's feeling cute. His legs are typically very long, as that is commonly seen as a 'sexy' trait.
    Hair:The color and length of his hair is completely dependent on his mood and/or who he's with. Typically he keeps it short, in a long bowl-cut, rarely making it shorter, and only growing it longer if he's with a client that would prefer a female body. He takes particular joy in styling his hair and making sure he looks hot as fuck.
    Eyes: More often than not, on his own, he keeps his eyes a normal dark brown - unless he's feeling particularly adventurous, or when traveling to the Mezzanine, or Zion district for business, just to throw those fuckers off. With clients, again, he'll change the color and shape to their preferences (although he finds it particularly disgusting if they need the shape changed; often these clients will find themselves unable to reenter the Menagerie), so it isn't unusual to see his eyes an array of different colors.
    Build: Lanky, but with broad shoulders and a surprising amount of lean muscle. This he does not often change, as it's a little harder.
    Species Specific: Dae has nine fox-tails, all soft, long, fluffy, and silver-white in color. He can shift to change the number of tails he has at any given moment, but he can only have nine at max, and one at minimum. He cannot get rid of his tail(s) entirely, no matter what form his body takes. He's not ashamed of his tails, and often has them clear on display, although it is not always convenient to have all nine out at once, especially in tight crowds. Each one moves of their own accord, and are often a dead giveaway of his mood unless he's keeping them under tight control.
    Other Notes: He has no tattoos besides the soulmate one at his ankle, which he is also incapable of shifting. The number of piercings depends on how many holes he has chosen to open up in his ears at that time.
    PERSONALITY
    Key Traits: mischievous, perceptive, calculating, ambitious, irritable, impatient, distant, seductive, manipulative, secretive, two(lol)-faced, observant, fierce, crafty, passionate, fair, stern, protective, possessive, moody, unpredictable
    Moral Alignment: Chaotic Neutral

    How Dae acts entirely depends on who he is with; despite the fact that he no longer has to take on clients, he is incredibly used to changing his personality on a dime in order to suit his 'lover's' needs. The past few years have settled him somewhat, but he still struggles with who he is, and can often vacillate wildly between moods and characteristics when around people he doesn't have to put up a front for. He's a very emotional person though, passionate, easily-angered yet also easily pleased and amused. He finds other people fascinating, and takes great joy in observing them and picking them apart - and playing with them, once he understands them enough. He's still very much a trickster fox, it's in his nature after all, and while he's not the type to pull childish pranks, he does enjoy playing with people. And he's not a good person. He's killed before to get what he wants, and is willing to, and planning on, doing it again. But he is fair and loyal, and protective of those that are close to him. He can seem very cold-hearted at times, but he does love. Even when he pretends he hates everyone.

    Likes: sex, dark chocolate, his dancers, money, a good dicking, playing with people, raw organs, affection, attention
    Dislikes: rough clients, rude clients, zion natives, sex/human trafficking, insubordination, pineapple, cats, waiting
    ABILITIES
    Species Info: Daeyeon is a shape-shifting fox. One of Dae's mothers was a kitsune, while the other was a kumiho; he considers himself the latter, as he majorly took after his kumiho mother. Kumihos have very long life spans, and after reaching their late teens age very slowly - although a kumiho will rarely, if ever, show their true age anyways. Given their shape-shifting abilities they can look as young, or as old, as they want. In order to survive, they must consume the raw livers and hearts of human beings and often have a taste for blood. Traditionally kumihos are known to seduce human men (and women) into lowering their defenses, or take the place of their lovers, in order to take their liver/heart, which is very much true; although the practice isn't as common now.

    Shapeshifting -- Dae is capable of shifting his features to look as he desires. It requires a lot of concentration and often is much easier to either stick with a 'base', and change his features around that, rather than starting fresh, or base his appearance off of someone else, making himself their exact lookalike.
    -- He is not only capable of superficial changes, but physiological ones as well, such as changing his gender, changing his voice and theoretically changing his scent. This requires incredible concentration and impeccable knowledge of human anatomy and can be quite dangerous and painful if done wrong.

    Enhanced Senses -- As a predator, Dae has incredibly enhanced senses, particularly his sense of smell and hearing. He can hear your heart beating in your chest, and the couple having a screaming match two blocks away. He can sniff out the peanut butter and jelly sandwich you ate for lunch that still lingers on your breath, and the subtle nuances of the pheromones you emit. Which, means he can pick up on certain basic emotions, like arousal, fear, anger, excitement, etc - only the most basic ones.
    -- Dae has learned to take his ability to smell pheromones, specifically those related to arousal, and turn it into a useful tool for his trade. He has learned how to pinpoint the sexual desires of others, by using other information, such as other sensory information, well-aimed inferences, past experience, and often, trial-and-error - something he is also used to, and knows how to do covertly. Often, he can read other people like a book, particularly when it comes to what gets them hot and bothered.
    -- His eyesight is almost exactly like that of a fox. He has pretty sharp vision, particularly if things are moving, and can see well in the dark. Because of this, his eyes reflect light.

    Enhanced Strength -- On an average day, Dae is no stronger than a regular human. However, when his predator instincts are triggered, he becomes just slightly stronger. During this predator state, he is strong enough to break through a human rib cage with his bare fist, to rip out their heart, or delve his bare hand into their abdomen to tear out their liver.

    Hunter's Gland-- Thanks to his kitsune mother, Dae possesses something called the Hunter's gland. Akin to an eel's Hunter's organ, of which it is named, a kitsune's Hunter's gland can emit an electric charge. As Dae is not a full-blooded kitsune, and majorly takes after his kumiho mother, his gland is somewhat smaller and less developed. He doesn't have much control over this, and the maximum voltage he has been capable of generating along his skin, has really only been akin to a strong static charge - the type where you've rubbed your socked feet on the carpet for a while and then touched someone. While it might be uncomfortable, it won't actually hurt you.
    WEAKNESSES
    Shifting -- When you are constantly changing your face, however, it is difficult to remember which one is your own. Dae no longer knows what his face is supposed to look like. It haunts him sometimes. The face he wears, his current 'base', is not his own but the one person he ever fell in love with. That is one he will never forget.
    -- Dae is only capable of having a humanoid form.
    -- Shifting isn't always painless. Should he open up holes in his ears for piercings, for example, it would hurt as if he was actually piercing his ears. Changing his height causes something akin to 'growing pains'. Physiological changes, such as gender and vocal changes, ache, and itch. They can also be detrimental to his health if done wrong, so it's important that his concentration is not broken and he doesn't attempt this when low on energy.
    -- At the moment he is incapable of affecting his scent glands; more so because his mothers never got a chance to teach him and he isn't confident he wouldn't fuck it up if he tried it on his own.
    -- Should he be attempting to take the form of someone else, he would have had to see them/hear them beforehand in order to emulate them correctly.
    -- Shapeshifting requires a fair amount of energy. Small things like changing hair color or eye color aren’t a huge deal as long as it’s done sparingly, but the greater and more complicated the change, and the more frequent the changes, the more energy he expends.
    -- It also burns a ridiculous amount of calories, especially the more complicated changes (body shape, weight, height, gender, etc), and he eats a ridiculous amount to keep up with it.

    Diet -- He can eat 'human' food, and it can help boost his calorie intake, but raw liver and heart (not necessarily that of a human, although that is the best tasting) is the true sustenance he requires. Without either he would starve.

    Hunter's Gland -- His 'abilities' with lightning should scarcely be considered an ability at all, as he has no real control over this, and it is incredibly weak. He is only charged when he is extremely angry, agitated, or upset, and in order to get it back under control, he has to control those emotions. He cannot do it on command, and he cannot make it stop on command, and it is uncertain whether he will ever be able to control it.
    -- While electricity is running along his skin, he is unable to shift. Not only are the emotions that coincide with it bad for concentration, but he is unable to control his features with the interference of the electricity.

    Healing -- He is not capable of healing himself. In fact, because of his longer lifespan, he heals at a much slower rate. When it comes to certain injuries, such as bruises, he can change the pigmentation of his skin to cover it, however, the bruise will still be there underneath.

    Senses -- Because his eyesight is particularly fox-like, he has trouble focusing on stationary objects, specifically those up close and at a distance, so in order to read anything at either length, he requires some form of vision correction.
    -- He also has a very poor sense of taste. His ancestors have literally developed a taste for blood - only blood. He can taste salt and iron, but all other senses of taste are muted. He cannot taste sourness, bitterness or spiciness at all, and his taste for sweet and savory is considerably muted.

    Strength -- His enhanced strength, as mentioned previously, only makes it's appearance when his predator response is triggered. This can happen when he smells human blood, and/or when he has not fed on raw hearts and/or livers recently enough. There are a variety of factors (such as how close the blood is in relation to him, how hungry he is, etc) that can affect this, but it is sometimes an uncontrollable response. If he is hungry enough, and the human blood is pure enough and near enough, he risks going feral, so to speak. Tearing into the human without second thought or restraint, regardless of who it is or who or what might be in the way.
    -- As kumihos take a near-human form, when at full-strength they are quite liable to hurt themselves. They can tear a muscle, or burst a vein, or something along those lines. Not to mention, if in a feral state, they will have no regard for their physical safety, meaning they could impulsively punch through a wall to achieve their target, and shatter their fist in the process. Combined with the bucket-loads of adrenaline their pumped up on, they often don't realize, nor would they care at the moment.
    BACKGROUND
    -- Born to two prostitutes at a strip club/brothel called the Fox Den. They had been tricked into signing contracts that basically enslaved them there.
    -- His mothers tried to give him as normal of a childhood as possible, despite living at a brothel.
    -- Figured out he preferred taking a male-presenting form over a female, when he was 9.
    -- Debuted when he was 14, under the ridiculous stage name Baby Boy. He remembers every detail of the rest of the night, including the name of the Zionite who took him to bed: Henri.
    -- His mother Kokoro was killed by a client when he was 17.
    -- Fell in love with a client named Jinsol when he was 18. Jinsol planned to help Dae and his other mother, Soomin, escape.
    -- The night they were supposed to escape, Jinsol didn't show. Madam Angelique, their pimp, found them trying to sneak out. Soomin took the brunt of the beating for her son, and died two days later. Dae was 19.
    -- Dae planned, and saved, and when he was 22, plotted to take over the Fox Den.
    -- It wasn't hard to actually kill Angelique, and he made sure she suffered. Then he fixed the paperwork to make it all seem like he had bought off his mothers' contracts and acquired the Fox Den through legal means. None of the other 'employees' objected.
    -- Over the next few years made a lot of major changes to the Fox Den, including changing the name to the Menagerie. Built it up into one of the most successful pleasure houses in Terran, while also being known as one of the best to work at.
    -- Has been slowly seeking his revenge on all those that hurt his mothers and him. He has already killed a few. Those still on his list include Henri, Jinsol, and one of the Fox Den's biggest Zionite sponsors during Angelique's ownership, whom he has yet to find the name of.
    EXTRA
    -- Was assigned female at birth, as most of his kind are. Kumihos typically take a feminine form, and see themselves as female. Dae however, has found he much prefers a male-presenting form, although he doesn't identify strongly enough with male to consider himself a 'man'. As such, he identifies as nonbinary/demiboy.
    -- Dae lives in the Menagerie with his escorts. He has the largest room however, much like a small loft apartment, where the others are a little larger than the size of closets and they share a communal bathroom.
    -- Occasionally he performs at the Menagerie, even though he doesn't have to anymore as the strip club's owner. He also whores himself out, although he is much pickier about it than he used to be.
    -- Experiences a heat once a year in the fall. The whole cycle lasts a little over a week, including pre-heat and post-heat hormonal differences.
    ELYSION



  • IPU-CHAMELEON021 'ERIS'
    Nicknames: Chameleon, Eris, Tin Man
    Age: 34 - Appears in his early twenties
    Species: Android
    Occupation: Mercenary
    Orientation: Omnisexual, Androromantic
    Face Claim: Art
    APPEARANCE
    IPU-Chameleon021 stands at five feet, nine inches tall, with a broad, yet slim frame. No effort was put into making it's outward appearance seem muscular; IPU-Chameleon021's inhuman strength was always meant to be a surprise, if it wasn't already assumed.

    Honey-golden synthetic skin stretches over a mechanical frame, incredibly lifelike yet lacking a certain sheen. If you peer close enough, you can see that IPU-Chameleon021's skin lacks pores, and doesn't produce sebum. IPU-Chameleon021's eyes are a burnished golden color, that can almost seem to glow, and sometimes, in certain lighting, swirling lines of coding can be seen in its iris's. Its hair is black, long - coming down past its ears - and wavy. It doesn't grow, and neither does IPU-Chameleon021 age; at least, not in the traditional, human sense. It will always appear somewhere in its 20s, by human standards.

    IPU-Chameleon021 possesses a holographic chassis tag, on the left side of its neck underneath the ear, showing it is owned by the mercenary group Vante.

    Medical Evaluation: After a cursory medical evaluation, no structural damage on IPU-Chameleon021's chassis frame was found. There are some stray marks, where past mechanics botched the skin synthesis during a routine patch job - such as the raised, jagged line that makes a ring around IPU-Chameleon021's upper right arm, where it informed it had lost its limb the year prior and subsequently had it replaced. Or a similar line across the underside of its ribs on the right side, about three inches in length, where it had needed some internal parts replaced.

    The only other subject that might be of some concern, is the age of some of IPU-Chameleon021's parts. Given IPU-Chameleon021 is an earlier prototype, some of its mechanics are outdated, and may be prone to breaking down at an inopportune time. IPU-Chameleon021 has repeatedly turned down offers to have its entire chassis frame updated.
    PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE
    Key Traits: unpredictable, malleable, observant, perceptive, calculating, shameless, remorseless, seductive, charismatic, adaptive, sly, two-faced, distrustful, paranoid, aggressive, violent
    Moral Alignment: Chaotic Neutral

    Psychological Profile: It is difficult to pin down any one of IPU-Chameleon021's character traits, given the purpose of the Chameleon prototype. Its core personality was designed to be malleable, to pick up and imitate behaviors it sees around it, to blend in with, and suit itself to whatever the situation and/or its user requires. Not only that, but the basis of its code is to observe and dissect human behavior in order to better emulate humanity; while also being completely aware it can never be apart of it. This was the fatal flaw of the Chameleon Project and its ultimate downfall. As such, it's extremely perceptive and observant, its processors quick and adept at reading people.

    This flexibility is an advantage in situations where adaptability is necessary and makes IPU-Chameleon021 unintentionally suited for espionage. However, this also means that there is no consistency to IPU-Chameleon021's behavior, making it quite volatile and unpredictable. In a short span of time, it can vacillate wildly between personality types and simulated emotions. Not to mention, the degradation and systematic errors rooted in IPU-Chameleon021's code has resulted in further erratic behavior.

    If there is one consistency to IPU-Chameleon021's personality code, it is that its purpose in almost any situation is to seduce - although this doesn't necessarily mean in a sexual manner, if the subject is not willing. In those cases, it befriends, or romances; gains trust. IPU-Chameleon021 is meant to lower defenses and become a companion. Other than that, it is easier to define what IPU-Chameleon021 is not, rather than what it is. There are certain emotions and traits that IPU-Chameleon021 is coded not to experience, although it might mimic these if desired. These include shame, embarrassment, humiliation, and most importantly of all, given its new service, remorse.

    Psychological Evaluation: As mentioned previously, an IPU-Chameleon's behavior was inherently volatile as an unavoidable side effect of their core directives, however, damages and errors to IPU-Chameleon021's core code have resulted in unnaturally erratic behavior. IPU, or Integrated Pleasure Units, are always built with a fail-safe strip of coding that prevents them from injuring, let along killing, a human being. Something went horribly wrong with IPU-Chameleon021's coding. It is more than capable of killing human beings - it is good at it. Further degradation to this part of IPU-Chameleon021's coding has resulted in violent and aggressive behavior, as well as extreme paranoia. IPU-Chameleon021 has become distrustful of most, if not all, human beings, and has formed a particular hatred - if it is even capable of hatred - for mechanics and coders.

    Something has also gone wrong with IPU-Chameleon021's memory storage. It is unclear if this was intentionally damaged by someone else or even a product of IPU-Chameleon021 itself, but this damage has resulted in corrupted memory files and memory loss. Recently, the mercenary group IPU-Chameleon021 is associated with, Vante, forced a system update in the hopes it would fix the mistakes in IPU-Chameleon021's coding. It did not. It has only caused further problems, as the updates have affected IPU-Chameleon021's ability to 'feel' or at the very least emulate, emotions. It is now capable of deeper and more complex emotions (while still excluding shame, humiliation, remorse), which it is still struggling to process. Since IPU-Chameleons have been out of service for nearly twenty years, it was also a patch coding taken from another type of IPU. It's suspected this is the major reason for IPU-Chameleon021's processing issues.

    Lastly, IPU-Chameleons were not meant to associate with any gender; they were meant to be pleasurable to all. IPU-Chameleon021, however, has insisted that it is a "he" on more than one occasion. It is assumed that this is also a mistake in its coding. As this is less concerning as it is intriguing, it does not deign a follow-up.
    ABILITIES
    Inhuman Strength:

    Mechanical Body:

    Database:

    Quick Learner:


    PRIOR HISTORY
    [tw for sexual assault & mild gore]

    -- Roughly thirty years ago, the Chameleon Project was devised to bring more realism to IPUs. At the time, their personality cores were rudimentary and painfully inhuman. Their 'foolproof' plan, was for the Chameleons to observe and dissect human behavior in order to emulate it, in order to bring a more realistic experience to their consumers, however, they didn't foresee the consequences that would come with it. The project only lasted through roughly around 100 prototypes before it was scrapped.
    -- IPU-Chameleon021 was the 21st prototype. It had a wider range of emotions than it's predecessors, yet lacked one crucial emotion that (they thought) had been the key to the previous failures. That was shame.
    -- IPU-Chameleon021 was the first to make it past phase one of testing, and its manufacturers were so anxious to get the Chameleons on the market, that it was greenlighted without any further testing - yet another reason for the Chameleon Project's failure. IPU-Chameleon021 was assigned a pleasure house on Mars where it was in service for ten years.
    -- Pleasure houses that employ all IPUs instead of human prostitutes are hot spots for depravity. You can put an IPU through all manners of abuse without causing irreparable damage, and what does it matter? When they're not human?
    -- No one was expecting it when IPU-Chameleon021 killed not just one but three people. They were very rich, fairly influential people at that, visiting the pleasure house for a bachelor's party. He snapped one neck, crushed the head of the second, and ripped out the intestines of the third, before escaping through the window. It didn't make it far - less than a block away - before it was caught.
    -- ]IPU-Chameleon021 was scheduled for immediate recall and decommission. During transport, however, it was stolen by the rogue mercenary group, Vante, who had taken an interest seeing IPU-Chameleon021 in the tabloids. It was then repurposed for Vante's use as a merc.
    -- With a few small additions to IPU-Chameleon021's code, along with some training, it was fit for military use. Mostly, IPU-Chameleon021 specialized in covert missions and espionage. It took on the alias Eris, for ease.
    -- Around this time, all other IPU-Chameleons had been recalled for malfunctions. None were as violent as IPU-Chameleon021, however, many injured themselves, other Chameleons, or portrayed other abnormal behavior that would be seen as psychosis in human beings. But even if the Chameleon project had been a failure, it had paved the way for advancements in making AI technology more lifelike.
    -- Over time, the malfunctions in IPU-Chameleon021's coding became more pronounced. The violence and aggression could be useful as a mercenary, and while it seemed to be developing an alarming sense of self, that was also something Vante could ignore. However, IPU-Chameleon021 began to develop memory problems, paranoia, and insubordination. Vante forced a system update on IPU-Chameleon021, who had been refusing it for some time, in the hopes that it would fix the problems. It did not.
    -- Still, IPU-Chameleon021 is one of their best, and they're reluctant to decommission it after all the work they have put into the android. This most recent mission IPU-Chameleon021 has been sent on is meant to be its redemption. Either that or further proof IPU-Chameleon021 can no longer be of service to Vante.
    ALIGNMENTS
    Aligned Organizations:
    EastBay Regional Tech - A big technology conglomerate specializing in android technology, founded on Earth but based on Mars. They're well-known specifically for their sexbots. EBR Tech manufactured IPU-Chameleon021, and were its former owners. Occasionally, they hire Vante, and therefore IPU-Chameleon021, to do dirty work for them. Usually, it's gathering intel on, or eliminating, competition. It was a bit tense at first, when they realized that they used to own the mercenary they were hiring, however, it has since turned into quite the amicable relationship.

    Vante - A decently-sized mercenary group that toes the fine line between soldiers for hire and piracy. They were hired to side with the UNCA during the first outbreak of the civil war, and they're known majorly for their covert missions and hitmen. They also own a lot of androids, similar to IPU-Chameleon021, that they have acquired through less than legal means. They are not based on any planet, instead, roaming space in a large ship.

    Next of Kin/Relatives: n/a
    Known Associates: Benjamin "Jack" Ramirez (Captain), Felicia Gloria (Crew Member), Liam Callahan (Crew Member), Elizabeth Vanderson (Crew Member)
    Known Rivals: Felicia Gloria (Previously; One of the only targets to ever escape him)
    EXTRA
    -- Posseses both male and female genitalia, and was never meant to associate itself with either gender. However, Eris identifies as male, stressing the use of he/him pronouns, although he does mess around with his gender expression, donning make-up and dresses and other traditionally feminine things, in his free time occasionally.
    -- Has a great interest in old art. Not that new, digital shit but oil paintings and the like. He's never gotten the chance to visit a real museum, like the type they have on Earth, but he really wants to.
    -- On his holo-tablet he has a ton of pictures of famous paintings.
    ROUGH & TUMBLE MERCS II

 
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  • JU JAE-MIN
    Nicknames: Jae, Jay, JJ, Minnie
    Age: Twenty-five
    Species: Human
    Occupation: Enforcer for the Yakuza
    Orientation: Bisexual, Biromantic
    Face Claim: Jung Hoseok
    APPEARANCE


    PERSONALITY
    Key Traits: complicated, two-faced, unpredictable, distrustful, acerbic, aggressive, hot-headed, tactical, clever, rebellious, domineering, bold, persuasive, perceptive, a bit of a sadist, impulsive, possessive, secretly sweet, goofy, fun, romantic, protective, loving
    Moral Alignment: True Neutral

    There are two parts to who makes Jaemin, Jaemin: the person he portrays himself as publically, and who he allows himself to be in private. To those who don’t know the real him, he’s a cold, stone-faced badass. Bold, confidant, acerbic, unpredictable, and oh so persuasive. He’s incredibly perceptive, able to pick up on the small nuances of a person’s character, and use that to his full advantage. Professionally, he’s known to be capable of getting just about anyone to talk. He doesn’t show weakness - in fact, he gives off the attitude that he doesn’t have a weakness. Knock him down, he’ll get right back up like nothing’s happened.

    Around those he trusts though, another side of him comes out. The softer, goofier side that makes up weird little dances to his favorite k-pop songs, and tries to sing along (even if he’s absolutely horrible). He can be incredibly romantic and sweet, loving, and cuddly. It’s clear that he really trusts someone, when he lets them see him in his glasses and not his contacts, in his slippers and anpanman pj’s instead of his heeled boots and leather jackets. And especially when he lets them see him cry.

    To say though, that his mafia persona is only an act would be a lie. Jaemin has a conflicting duality to his personality: the stone cold killer JJ, and the sweet hearted Minnie are equal parts him. Which can be incredibly hard sometimes for his loved ones to swallow.
    BACKGROUND
    -- Born in Busan, South Korea, to two very loving parents. He was a single child.
    -- Moved to America when he was ten because of his father's job. Not long after, his father health declined drastically and he lost said job. He started gambling, thinking it would be able to help their financial situation.
    -- Instead, their family fell hard into debt with the Yakuza crime syndicate.
    -- His mother filed for divorce and practically disappeared from their life, leaving Jaemin to take care of his father.
    -- At age 12, Jaemin joined the Yakuza in an attempt to help pay off their debt. Started as a pick-pocket and low-level drug pusher, and slowly began to move up the ranks because he was quite skilled.
    -- By the age of 20 he was in the inner circle, and it was another year before he became one of the top Enforcers - meaning he got his own stretch of territory to control and his own lackies to boss around.
    -- Although he has already paid off his father's debt three times over, Jaemin hasn't left the Yakuza because it has become the only thing he has ever known.
    -- His father, of course, knows that he is a part of the crime syndicate, however, he's in pretty deep denial about it. If his mother knows, she ignores it.
    -- He had gotten back in touch with his mother in his late teens, but in recent years he has really drifted apart from both his parents. Although, if he was honest with himself, they were never close. He rarely speaks to them any more: perhaps a few times a year, if that.
    EXTRA
    -- Though he doesn't quite realize it, he has a photographic memory.
    -- He finds learning languages quite fun (and easy), and is fluent in several. He speaks Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, and of course, Korean and English. He is in the process of learning Russian.
    -- Has been caught by the police several times over the years, but he is one fucking slippery bastard and no one has been able to land any charges on him. It also helps that the Yakuza has quite a few local politicians in their pocket.
    ARCHIVED



  • ELLISON BENNETTE
    Nicknames: Ellis, El, Ellie
    Age: Twenty-nine
    Species: Human
    Occupation: Hitman Botanist
    Orientation: Bisexual, Biromantic
    Face Claim: Keith Powers
    APPEARANCE


    PERSONALITY
    Key Traits: complicated, two-faced: unpredictable, distrustful, acerbic, aggressive, tactical, clever, domineering, selfish, a bit of a sadist; quiet, sweet, goofy, fun, romantic, protective, gentle, loving; impulsive, bold, perceptive, persuasive
    Moral Alignment: True Neutral

    Likes: flowers, guns, shooting ranges, succulents, hot chocolate, warm greenhouses, video games
    Dislikes: the Black Roses, winter, cowards, tea, card games, the city, cleaning
    BACKGROUND
    -- Ellis Bennette was born Ellington Riveras, to a family of four in Chicago, Illinois.
    -- He was four when he first saw his father fire a gun. He shot a man in the face, who was trying to take El out for ice cream.
    -- He didn't know what it meant, when he learned at age eight that his parents were apart of the Black Rose crime syndicate.
    -- His father taught him to fire a gun when he was nine. He loved it.
    -- Joined the Black Roses when he was sixteen. He was excited.
    -- Then he went on his first run. Shot his first person, in the head. Killed her instantly. El puked afterwards.
    -- Over the years, killed a ton of people. Most were bad men, some were... not.
    -- His twin sister, Elliana, couldn't handle the life of crime. She killed herself when they were eighteen.
    -- Lyons killed his father, and mother when he was twenty-two. Everything went downhill from there.
    -- The feds came sniffing. El decided to snitch, if he got protection.
    -- El went into the witness protection program when he was twenty-three.
    -- Opened up his own botany and florist shop in New York City when he was twenty-seven.
    -- El's testimony took down much of the Black Roses and their affiliates.
    -- Lyons is still at large, however, which means El remains living the life of Ellison Bennette until he's caught.
    EXTRA
    -- The Black Roses majorly dealt in black market weapons, and human trafficking, and were notorious for their hitmen.
    -- Even when he was working with the Black Roses, he loved botany. His apartment back in Chicago had been filled to the brim with plants of all sorts. So when he had to make himself a new life, a new career, that was the one he chose.
    ARCHIVED



  • KOEN ORTEGA-MACKENZIE
    Nicknames: Ko, Mackenzie, Mack
    Age: Twenty-eight
    Species: Human
    Occupation: Smuggler & Petty Thief
    Orientation: Bisexual, Homoromantic
    Face Claim: Tyler Posey
    APPEARANCE
    Making his living out on the open sea, Koen carries a rugged look about him. His hair is a long, unruly, curly mess atop his head that he rarely cares to brush and that often sports a natural windswept look.

    Usually, he has a dusting of facial hair that he'll only shave once he feels it is 'too long' and 'annoying', although the exact length that this is changes from week to week.

    He stands at 5'11'' barefoot, and is covered in tattoos. He has full sleeves on both his arms, as well as a couple on his torso and legs, and he is collecting more every day. His skin has a natural tan to it, and in the summer this is emphasized as he spends most of his time in the sun.
    PERSONALITY
    Key Traits: rebellious, chaotic, anarchist, independent, fickle, unpredictable, persuasive, charismatic, disrespectful, free-spirit, restless, selfish, confident; sweet, kind, goofy and loyal around those that have won his trust
    Moral Alignment: Chaotic Neutral

    Koen radiates high-key Slytherin energy and he is not ashamed of it in the slightest. He's an arrogant, rebellious, free-spirit, morally grey and chaotic neutral, with no respect for authority and no qualms about lying or breaking the law to suit his own needs. He's been known to toe the line of the legal and illegal in his business a fair amount of times, actually, and has been arrested multiple times - although most occurred when he was young.

    Surprisingly, he's fairly reserved and more on the quiet, introverted side, much preferring to sit back, listen and observe rather than be loud and boisterous. Should he deign to open his mouth, however, it's rare for anything serious to come out. Life is, more often than not, a joke to him; his disrespect for authority doesn't just stop there, he doesn't have respect for anything, really. He's unreliable and fickle, only looking out for himself and his own. He's a sarcastic spit-fire with a sharp tongue when angered.

    It should be noted that he isn't particularly cruel or destructive, just someone with his own self-interests at heart. Once you've gained his loyalty (which is, admittedly, difficult) it's hard to lose it, and know that he'll do anything and everything for you. His trust is similarly hard to gain, but he can be surprisingly sweet and goofy around those that he trusts.
    BACKGROUND
    The son of an illegal immigrant who was forcefully deported when he was nine, and an abusive drunk who could never stay in jail, Koen learned at a young age that he didn't give a shit about the law, or what the authorities thought. By the time he was eleven, he had become notorious as the town-nuisance, smoking cigarettes behind the school cafeteria, and skipping class to shoplift. In such a small town, however, it was also well-known who his parents were. The fighting could be heard from the street at times, when his mother was still in the country that is, and everyone knew how much of a drunk Howard McKenzie was. Koen had never been sure which was worse: the scorn, or the pity he received. It was a wonder, honestly, that he graduated high school, and the second he did, he was gone.

    His childhood in Aurora wasn't all bad, however. He did have a few friends, although he was only close with one: Robbie Gardner. When they were in the second grade, Koen accidentally spilled his chocolate milk on Robbie's brand new sneakers, so in retaliation, Robbie dumped his pasta sauce on Koen's white shirt. After that they were inseparable. Robbie was the exact opposite of him; his rock, and his impulse control. If Robbie hadn't been his friend, Koen always claims he would have gotten into much more trouble when he was younger. Robbie was also his first crush. Although crush might not be the right word - Robbie was his first love, his only love, his soulmate.

    Robbie never wanted to leave Aurora though. Unlike Koen he loved his family, and he loved his family's shop, planning to take it over when his parents retired. Despite Koen's numerous attempts to try and convince Robbie to join him, he never agreed. That didn't stop their friendship, and they kept in touch over the years. Koen thought that the time and distance would dull the ache in his heart, but it never did. Each phone call, each brief visit, only exacerbated it until Koen was convinced it would never go away.

    When Koen inherited his grandfather's boat - the one other highlight of his childhood besides Robbie - Robbie insisted on getting him a housewarming gift. Koen always complained about being lonely (in his indirect but constant attempt at getting Robbie to join him), so Robbie got him a pet. A kitten, specifically, which was an absolutely ridiculous choice of pet for a boat but it surprisingly worked out. He named it Tiger, not just because of the cat's looks (and eventual size), but also because that was Robbie's nickname when he was younger. Now Tiger is Koen's closest companion next to Robbie. Tiger comes with him pretty much everywhere, and he even walks the large Maine Coon on a leash, completely apathetic to the strange looks he receives because of it.

    Over the past month, his contact with Robbie began to dwindle, something which started to greatly concern Koen. And then he received the last phone call he would get from Robbie. It was 2am on a Tuesday when Robbie called him in a panic. Groggy and disoriented at being woken at such an hour, it was hard for Koen to make out what he was saying, although he doubted it would have made much sense anyway. Something about reaching, shadowy tendrils and a mouth full of sharp teeth.

    And then the call cut out.

    When Robbie didn't respond to the dozens of calls or texts after that, Koen decided to return to Aurora and find out what exactly happened to the love of his life his best friend.
    EXTRA
    -- His boat is called, ironically, the Aurora, just like his hometown. He considered changing it, but figured it was a good way to remember where he came from, even if his childhood had been shit.
    -- Koen is claustrophobic. He can enter small closets and use elevators with little problem, as long as it's for brief amounts of time and he doesn't become, well, trapped.
    -- Koen tried to convince Robbie to get matching tattoos with him once, except he chickened out at the last minute. Robbie was supposed to get 'chocolate milk' tattooed on his arm, while Koen got 'pasta sauce', relating to their first encounter that had remained an inside joke with them throughout the years.
    CALL OF THE ABYSS

 
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  • HYUN DAE-JUNG
    Nicknames: Dae, Jungie, Daejungie
    Age: 94 - Appears in his early twenties
    Species: Earthmover Vampire
    Occupation: Botanist
    Orientation: Polysexual, Polyromantic
    Face Claim: Jeon Jeongguk
    APPEARANCE


    PERSONALITY
    Key Traits: open-minded, fickle, free-spirited, compassionate, friendly, wild, goofy, meticulous, clever, mischievous, loving, hot-headed, aggressive, creative, organized, a fighter & survivor, polite
    Moral Alignment: Lawful Good

    Despite many vampires in the past trying to convince him out of it, Dae-Jung is absolutely obsessed with all things human - the further away he has gotten from his human life, the more obsessed he has grown. He loves modern culture. K-pop, memes, boba tea, the internet, fanny packs, you name it and he probably has obsessed about it! Get him near a young human being and he will literally fan girl, while sounding like the 94 year old grandpa that he is, trying to sound hip. Also, watch out if you are one of those young humans he is trying to talk to! He might just adopt you as his next human grandchild and follow you around, making sure you're eating enough and your boyfriend/girlfriend is treating you right.

    While it sometimes might seem like it, considering his hippie-ish vibes, general friendliness, and aggressively liberal values, Dae-Jung is in no way a pacifist. He literally fought in both World War II and the Korean War. Push him too far (which actually isn't that hard to do), or threaten someone he cares about, and he can and will kick ass. He will YEET you across the room if he has to - and he will literally yell 'yeet' as he does so like the meme-obsessed weirdo he is.

    Seriously though, he practically grew up with the ideals that you have to fight for your freedom, and for what you believe in, so he has nothing against violence.

    He also might love humans, but he also loves feeding. He doesn't have much qualms about feeding from humans, as long as he does it with their explicit permission first. As in, he will literally ask, and they must literally say yes, regardless even if they are his pomme and he's been feeding on them for years.
    ABILITIES
    Vampirism: Dae-Jung possesses the basic abilities that come with being a vampire. He has enhanced speed, strength, and agility compared to a human, does not age, and has fangs. His top canines lengthen into his fangs, which are your average fang length and width. He is also capable of rolling humans, although he will only do this with their explicit permission (usually to make his bite more pleasurable when feeding), which to some vampires sort of defeats the purpose. He is capable of deep rolling and controlling someone through his bite, but again he only does this with permission, and rarely does this any way. He is also capable of mass hypnosis, although he does not do this regularly either.

    He isn't that powerful when it comes to rolling, deep rolling, hypnosis, and just mentally controlling humans in general. His hypnotic abilities aren't that strong at all, especially compared to some of this other abilities. The further he goes with it, the more energy it takes from him and the harder it is. His morality also keeps him from doing this to his potential as well. He sees anything that takes free will from someone as a negative, although he also sees the benefits of occasionally rolling humans to help them through something (or if they just like it...) - the only reason he will do it. He is only able to well, function, at night, as he essentially 'dies' during the day, and is incapable of being in the sunlight. And he also requires human blood in order to survive. Without it, his mind and body would deteriorate.

    Terratongue: Dae-Jung has a very strong Terratongue gift - stronger than any of his other abilities. He is capable of forming a telepathic connection with almost any plant he comes in contact with, able to communicate with them. Not quite in words, or in any sort of formal language, as plants don't speak. But they can pass on feelings, thoughts, if you will. They can tell him the going ons of the area around them, who's been there, who hasn't. Information they might have learned. Typically (not always), plants absolutely love him, and have no issues immediately giving this information, especially when he comes in contact with them frequently. Plants tend to form loyalties, and it isn't difficult for Dae-Jung to gain a plant's loyalty, as long as they haven't already given it. The closer he is to the plant physically, the stronger the telepathic connection, although Dae-Jung has built up his range to thirty feet. Plants also communicate with each other, so, for example, he wouldn't need to be able to communicate with all the trees in a forest, to know what's going on with the whole forest. When he walks into a room, plants will bloom, tilt and reach towards him. Not fast, by our standards especially, but noticeably. He also has an incredibly green thumb; plants tend to grow astonishingly well under his care. He doesn't remember the last time a plant has died with him around. It certainly helps that he inherently knows what they need, but they also tend to just thrive around him.

    He is not a necromancer, and can not bring plants back from the dead. He is certainly capable of boosting a plant's growth, and helping it to thrive, however, if a plant has died, it has died. His gift also has its limits when it comes to distance. He can only directly commune with plants that are within thirty feet of him and the further away he is, the weaker the connection. Certain plants have strong loyalties, as well, usually to other Earthmovers, witches with affinities towards plants, sometimes witches just in general, physic humans, and sometimes just humans that have a green thumb. He once met a tree that was extremely loyal to the dog that peed at its roots every day. Although grass, especially the common, everyday grass you see covering the ground, tends to stay neutral. Grass prefers to keep to itself, and it's hard to communicate with grass anyway. The tiny, individual blades have a totally different perspective and live in a totally different world than we do. This goes the same for smaller plants in general as well. When he encounters a plant that is extremely loyal to someone else though, he has difficulty talking with it as they generally refuse to commune with anyone else. He also, in most cases, cannot turn their loyalties, especially if the person they are loyal to, planted them or 'raised them' since they were small.

    What Storms May Bring: Much of the Kiss he was a part of when he was first Turned, were Earthmovers, and from them he learned how to read the future in the clouds. Usually he's able to read bigger events that are going to occur, but usually it isn't all that specific - for example, after World War II, the Korean Earthmovers predicted that they were going to have another war, just not that it was going to be a civil war. The bigger and darker and stormier the clouds, the easier they are to read. Although, Dae-Jung has found that the smaller signs are more reliable; the scent of ozone in the air, the hair raising on the back of his neck - a sign that lightning is about to strike. Dae's been taught how to read the signs that a storm is about to come, spelling danger for him, his friends and/or his family. He's also found that he's able, at the very least, to predict the weather much more reliably than the weatherman by reading the signs in the storm clouds. Storms can bring Dae a boost in his abilities as well. He's at his strongest during a storm.

    An Earthmover trying to predict the future by reading the clouds (the Korean way, at least), can be as unreliable as a meteorologist trying to predict the weather. They might be able to see a big storm on the horizon, but that doesn't mean it will actually hit. It might dissipate just before it reaches town, or miss by miles. Or it can actually come to blow your shingles off and rattle your windows. It can be very hit or miss. The 'bigger' and broader the prediction, the more, well, unpredictable. Also, obviously, Dae needs clouds to read. If it's a completely clear sky, well, he's shit out of luck. A couple of clouds, and he might get lucky in reading something, but really, it's only storms - and big ones - that he will see anything substantial.
    WEAKNESSES
    List: sunlight, holy items, silver, fire, anxiety, ocd, claustrophobia, language barrier

    Dae has always had to deal with his general anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. He gets overly anxious about a variety of things - both big and small - to the point where he can shut down and have horrible panic attacks. Over his long life he has learned to better control this. Not through medication, of course, but through meditation and mindfulness. He's dabbled in therapy, particularly when his anxiety is pretty bad. For the most part, he's able to control his anxiety, but occasionally an event will catch him off guard, or he doesn't catch himself in time.

    His OCD is his biggest source of anxiety however, as it is something that is much harder to manage or ignore than his GAD. His obsessions and compulsions revolve around organization, cleanliness and balance. His surroundings - particularly his home and workplace, must be sparkling clean, and organized in a particular way. If it's not, it can cause him to freak out. Some days, the anxiety this generates is worse than others. He also requires balance, in regard to his body. If he bumps one arm, he has to bump the other. If someone kisses one cheek, he has to be kissed on the other. This, however, causes less anxiety than cleanliness and organization. He also has certain routines that he has to carry out, such as tapping his fingers a certain number of times. This can actually help calm him down when anxious - unless he isn't able to carry it out correctly.

    Also since his imprisonment with the Japanese government, he's developed a mild claustrophobia. It makes him nervous to be locked up in a small room, particularly if there aren't any windows, and he absolutely cannot stand having anything trapping his wrists - especially if they are handcuffs or feel like handcuffs. Besides the handcuffs thing, it's only enough to make him nervous at first. It's only if he's absolutely trapped, or if he's trapped for longer than an hour, it tends to trigger his anxiety more

    Of course, Dae-Jung also has all the typical physical weaknesses of your average vampire. It is worth noting that he is not a master vampire, so he is not capable of rising for the night on his own.

    On a more amusing note, Dae fucking sucks at speaking English. Obviously, it's not his first language, but also he's just shit at learning languages. It's not something that comes easy to him. Not to mention that he's only really started learning English in the last five years. He can talk business, and can hold a basic conversation, but often forgets the meaning of English words and phrases, messes up English grammar and syntax, and if you deviate from what little he knows it can lead to some amusing (and sometimes not so amusing) misunderstandings. He's working on it. He is, however, fluent in Korean (obviously), Japanese, and Mandarin (mostly), if that's in your own toolbox.
    HISTORY
    Dae-Jung was born in a small village just outside Seoul, during Japan’s brutal occupation of Korea. At the beginning of Japan’s occupation, Dae’s family had been fairly wealthy. His father, Hyun Young-Ji, had been an agricultural science professor, and his mother, Sang Byeol, helped out at a local flower shop. However, when education was ‘reformed’ by the Japanese government, Dae’s father lost his job and was forced into heavy labor. His mother was forced to quit her job as well, although it was more out of fear for her own safety (as it wasn’t uncommon practice to steal young Korean women off the street and force them into prostitution; it was much safer to stay at home with the kids). By the time Dae-Jung was born, his family was struggling in poverty.

    Dae-Jung was the youngest of two brothers, and all throughout their adolescence and teenage years the three of them were extremely close. They were quite the team, and were known in their village as troublemakers. They each had a specific skill that benefited the group: Minsoo, the oldest, was the most charming. He had a silver tongue that could talk the three of them out of whatever situation they found themselves in. Taemin may have been the second oldest, but he was the biggest and strongest out of the three. He was their muscle. And Dae-Jung was the clever, mischievous one. He came up with the best pranks for three of them to pull. For the duration of their childhood years, they were inseparable. They planned on going to secondary schooling together, live together, work together. But then World War II broke out.

    Minsoo, being the oldest, was almost immediately drafted into the Japanese military. A few months later, Taemin joined him. It ripped the family apart. Dae-Jung and his parents were able to receive letters from the two of them, but the worry was still immense. Dae-Jung had always been an anxious child, but when his brothers’ were taken away and drafted into the military, it nearly drove him over the edge. Had he been born twenty, thirty years later than he was, he might’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and OCD. As it was, the three of them - Dae and his parents - dealt with it. That is, until Dae-Jung himself was drafted.

    Considering Dae’s slim body type, he wouldn’t have ordinarily been drafted. The Japanese military, however, was taking anyone and everyone they could, including those who medically should not have been in the army. Dae hoped that he’d be put in the same regiment, or similar, as his brothers. They were both in the army. Unfortunately, he was not, and was assigned a regiment in the navy along with about 5,000 other young Korean students.

    There was a lot of dissatisfaction among the Korean students. Even though most of them were too young to have actually lived through it, there was a feeling that the Japanese had invaded and stolen their country, their culture, what was rightfully theirs, and they wanted to take it back. Not to mention, that the Koreans in the military were treated terribly by the Japanese soldiers of the same rank. They would get hit, or have rights taken away for ridiculous reasons. Dae-Jung was often pretty safe, as he was meticulous with cleaning the guns and making his bed. His bunkmate, Shiwoo, wasn’t so skilled. There was one particular time that Shiwoo hadn’t made his bed perfectly; one of the corners was incorrectly folded. A higher ranking officer noticed, scolded him, then hit him. Shiwoo made the mistake of making a sarcastic comment back. Before Shiwoo could be hit again, Dae-Jung stood up for him and took the beating. After that, they were best friends. Together they joined with the other students in the Party of Three Thousand, a rebellious group that was forming to revolt against Japanese military from within.

    Occasionally Shiwoo and Dae-Jung would visit the local village to hang out on their time off - sometimes even sneaking out in the middle of the night when they were not supposed to. Which was where Dae-Jung met his future sire, Jinsol. They slowly became friends, then something more, continuously meeting up over Dae-Jung's time in the navy.

    When Dae-Jung found out that Jinsol was a vampire, it wasn't by accident. They were alone together, perched on the roof of some building, drunk off kisses and each other's company. They had been quiet for a while, staring up at the stars, when Jinsol just - said it. Dae-Jung didn't believe him at first, telling him to prove it, so Jinsol showed him his fangs. When Jinsol did, Dae-Jung poked them in fascination, accidentally stabbing his finger. He wasn't scared; by that time he had truly fallen in love with Jinsol. Jinsol had thought Dae-Jung might run from him, or might not want to see him after that. But they still continued to meet almost every night.

    The Party of Three Thousand had a plan to poison the Japanese soldiers, and revolt. Except, exactly one week before the date they planned to do it, the government found out and they were captured. Dae-Jung tried to make a run for it, but didn't get that far - he later found out, however, that those few who had gotten away, their families were tortured by the Japanese government in their place. As it was, Dae-Jung was the only one in his family to be tortured, and for that he was glad. He was beaten, and when he tried to hit back, he was cuffed to a chair and beaten further; all the while, the interrogator asked him questions he didn't really have answers for. When that was finished, Dae-Jung was thrown into jail where he and the other prisoners were barely given food and water. Dae-Jung was convinced that he was going to die.

    Just as he was nearly on his death bed, he was so weak, Jinsol came for him. Disguised as a Japanese soldier, he came in the middle of the night to help Dae-Jung escape. They ran all night, before reaching a cave where they took shelter for the day as Jinsol 'died' and Dae-Jung slept. It soon became clear however, that Dae-Jung wasn't going to last much longer. If they went into a town, they risked being found. Jinsol could've scavenged food for him, hunted an animal or something, but Dae-Jung had also grown terribly sick in his time at the prison, his wounds having grown infected. Their best option was to turn him; which was exactly what Jinsol did, without asking Dae-Jung's permission first. He would've given it, even while delirious from infection and fever, if Jinsol had asked, but he didn't; which would lead to a recurring argument between them.

    After Jinsol turned Dae-Jung they came back to the local kiss to figure everything out. They worked with some insiders in the prison to make it seem like Dae-Jung had died (technically, he had) which also protected Dae-Jung's family from being targeted by the Japanese government. Obviously the only down side was that Dae-Jung's family thought him dead; a small price to pay though, for their safety. Jinsol and Dae-Jung stayed with this kiss for about five years, before changing alliance and blood-oathing to the kiss in Seoul. There they stayed for most of Dae-Jung's time as a vampire, even as Jinsol came into his powers as a Master vampire.

    During this time, they also took part in the Korean war. The Seoul Kiss was a lot more lenient about getting involved in human affairs. Even so, the Korean war, shortly after starting, became much more than just a human affair anyways. There were a lot of battles that went on 'underground' between kisses, packs, pards, etc etc. It became so that it didn't matter the species; it was North Koreans against South Koreans. This was when Dae-Jung became very acquainted with other species, learning to care about them just as he cared about vampires and humans.

    Around 1998, Dae-Jung started building up his own business - it turned out he had quite the skill for it. He started a plant nursery, growing and supplying both common and rare plants for all types of buyers. By 2007, he had opened up several more stores across South Korea, and was thinking about setting up shop in other countries as well, as he was certainly supplying plants in China, England, and the Americas. He traveled a lot with Jinsol and other friends, finding that he very much loved London and New York City, although it was always on his to-do list to actually learn English. By 2011, he had plans to set up storefronts in NYC and Los Angeles, and a dream to actually live in New York for a while.

    Dae-Jung and Jinsol were very much in love, but seventy years is a long time, and they had quite a few falling outs. They had a lot in common, but also a lot of differences. Their relationship was very off and on, with their longest gap being twenty-two years - between 1994 and 2016. Towards the end of this gap, they were just starting to become friends again, maybe something more. Just as they were about to get to that 'more' bit however, Jinsol disappeared. Like, legit disappeared. Dae-Jung couldn't find him, or contact him. Jinsol did it occasionally before, usually on purpose, (one of the reasons for their many falling outs), and Dae-Jung was not impressed. He waited around for a few years to see if Jinsol would come back to him, before going forward with his plans to move to New York (including working on fully learning English, since he definitely wouldn't be able to rely on Jinsol to translate).

    By May of 2019, he had his business, Pure Plant Nurssiry - misspelled because of a pun, the romanized spelling of 'ssi' being the Korean word for seed - up and running, moved into an apartment and joined the NYC Kiss. Even after leaving Korea, and moving to New York, there was still no word from Jinsol, which Dae-Jung is totally not bothered by. Like at all. If he occasionally drinks too heavily from the neck of a pretty human, and then cuddles up and sobs into their hair for an hour or two, it's definitely not because of Jinsol.

    Yeah... it's completely unrelated. He's fine.
    ARCHIVED


 
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  • KIM HYE-JIN
    Nicknames: Hyejinnie, Jin, Jinnie
    Age: Twenty-six
    Species: Eastern Dragon
    Occupation: Nurse
    Orientation: Asexual, Biromantic
    Face Claim: Jung Hoseok
    APPEARANCE
    Height: Hyejin stands at 5'10'' and typically does not wear any heeled shoes that make him appear any taller.
    Hair: Hyejin has long, dark brown, almost black, hair that he often parts in the middle, over his forehead, otherwise his bangs hang into his eyes. Normally he keeps it his natural, dark brown, but occasionally he can be seen dying it even darker till it's a deep ebony color, or to a lighter brown. On a day to day basis he doesn't really do much styling, besides brushing it and parting it. Sometimes he doesn't even do that.
    Eyes: He has dark brown eyes, with flecks of light blue in them. Being part-human definitely has it's drawbacks, as he got his nearsightedness from his half-human father. Normally his eyes are hidden by a pair of round-rimmed glasses since he's typically too lazy to put in contacts.
    Build: He has an average build for a man of his stature. His shoulders aren't overly wide, or narrow, and neither are his hips. His waist is a little on the smaller side but not by much. And he's decently toned, as he leads an active lifestyle but doesn't consciously work out.
    Species Specific: Even though Jin is incapable of shifting, certain parts of his body are covered in navy blue scales, such as his hairline, tailbone, shoulder blades, ankles, wrists, certain spots underneath his chin and more.
    Other Notes: Jin has a few tattoos. He has his son's name in hangul (하늘), in small black lettering - no bigger than a quarter - tattooed across his left clavicle. There's a gorgeous tattoo of a forest that wraps around his ankle, that he got to cover up his soulmate mark. He has a circular tattoo of a paper boat riding out a storm on the inside of his right bicep. And he also has a tattoo on his left forearm of a wave, coming up out of a triangle.
    PERSONALITY
    Key Traits: altruistic, gentle, kind-hearted, stubborn, strong, sweet, emotional, eccentric, weird, optimistic, loud, lively, protective, paternalistic, loving, friendly, hardworking, control-freak, honest, supportive, perfectionist
    Moral Alignment: Lawful Good
    Hyejin is the epitome of the 'looks like a cinnamon roll and is actually a cinnamon roll' meme. He's an incredibly sweet, gentle and kind-hearted person, who's constantly bubbly and smiling. He's the type that wouldn't be able to hurt a fly. Actually, if he wasn't so terrified of spiders, he would probably capture and release them (as it is he usually panics and crushes them accidentally). Jin's a lover, not a fighter. He's always trying his best to help other people out, he considers it his life calling - that, and being a father. Being a father is actually such a big part of him now, though, that it would be impossible to talk about his personality and not mention it. He loves his son so much, and there's nothing he wants more in the world than to raise him right - he's constantly terrified of messing it up. And while he's a giant teddy bear, it should be noted, he can and will kick ass for his son, and his loved ones (but especially his son).
    Likes: his son, spending time with his son, anything to do with his son, helping people, reading, tea, nice long baths, swimming, rainy days
    Dislikes: the heat, coffee, messing up, a dirty house, being told what to do, Elysion & its ideals, the Department of Families, heteronormative/amanormative bullshit
    ABILITIES
    Species: In contrast to their brethren from the west, Korean dragons represent water and agriculture rather than fire and destruction. They dwell in bodies of water, whether that be lakes, rivers, the ocean or mountain springs; Hyejin’s family personally come from a long line of dragons that came from mountain hot springs. In their dragon form, they are long and python-like, with four limbs that have four claws each. Because Jin’s father was half-human however, he is incapable of shifting into a dragon form, even if he does possess almost all the other attributes of his kind. Since he is reptilian in nature, and comes from a long line spring-dwellers, he is much more sensitive to the cold, and is naturally predisposed to like things a lot warmer.
    Tough Skin -- Jin is incapable of shifting into a dragon form, however, he does still have patches of scales that cover certain parts of his body. These scales are tough and stronger than diamonds; they will deflect pretty much anything.
    -- His skin is also slightly tougher than normal, even the parts untouched by scales, however, he is not bulletproof. It certainly is hard to make him bleed, for example, he has never gotten a paper cut, and couldn't get one if he tried, it just doesn't make him invincible.
    -- The 'softest' parts of his body are protected by these scales. This includes the sides of his stomach, sides of his forehead (protecting the temporal artery), underneath his chin (over his jugular and pulse points), his inner thighs (protecting the femoral artery), and insides of his elbows and knees (protecting the brachial and popliteal arteries respectively). These scales also make appearances at other points of his body, particularly major joints like his wrists, tailbone, ankles, and shoulder blades.
    Fog Breath-- Jin possesses a gland at the base of his throat like most other dragons, however, instead of breathing fire, he vaporizes a combination of water, saliva, and glycerine, to create a fog. He can control the thickness of it by contorting his mouth. Generally, it's heavier, lingers longer and sticks closer to the ground than simple water vapor, thanks to the glycerine. It is not toxic in any way, although when he is sick with something that can be passed on through saliva, his fog is practically a weaponized contagion.
    -- He can breathe this vapor either through his mouth or nostrils; he typically chooses his mouth as it makes his nose run afterward, because of the added moisture, but he tends to unintentionally snort hot steam when extremely pissed off.
    Atmospheric Gauge -- He can sense atmospheric changes, in pressure, temperature, and wind, and is adept at reading those ‘signs’ in order to interpret the weather. This is an ability common to Korean dragons, as a part of their brain has adapted to be able to sense these things.
    Water Gifts -- He can also breathe underwater, is naturally predisposed as a very good swimmer despite little practice and can withstand great amounts of heat - although only when submerged in water. He can sit in a tub, with water hot enough to be boiling, however, he cannot do the same if he were sitting in a dry room that has caught fire.
    Enhanced Strength -- He has incredible superhuman strength, the type that can lift a truck and bend steel. He is not as strong as a full-blooded dragon, however, as he cannot shift.
    WEAKNESSES
    Tough Skin-- His toughened skin is really only helpful when it comes to small cuts. He can't get a papercut and it's hard for him to accidentally slice himself with a knife, but if someone were to actually try to stab him, for example, or shoot him, his toughened skin would not protect him from that. Unless that is, they were to have poor enough aim to go for the patches of skin that are covered in scales.
    -- The skin where the scales meet normal skin can itch and chafe occasionally, especially if it gets too dried out.
    -- Because of the state of his skin, Jin has trouble getting medical aide, particularly if he needed an IV or injection of some sort. Not all needles are strong enough to pierce his skin. Not only that, but the easiest points to access his arteries and veins (insides of his elbows, wrists, knees) are protected by scales that cannot be pierced by any means. This is also not ideal if he were to need surgery, particularly if they needed to access through his abdomen as they have limited space to work with, or if he were to need stitches.
    -- He has no immunity to fire or other such 'dry' heat.
    Fog Breath -- In order to create the saliva/glycerine mix for his fog, he needs to consume sources of glycerine. These include animal fats, and recently, plant-derived oils such as coconut and olive. He can still create water vapor when he is deficient in glycerine, however, it is considerably weaker, does not linger as long, and the act of producing it hurts a bit.
    Lifespan -- Unlike most of his brethren, Jin does not have an extended lifespan - a fact made clear by the way his healing is not hindered in any way. Instead, he heals at a normal, almost human rate.
    Amphibious -- His body has much greater demands for water, especially when he's been breathing mist or snorting steam, and becomes dehydrated much faster than a normal human. As his lungs and airways have adapted to breathe water, they are also prone to drying out if the air is too dry or he hasn't submerged himself in a while. He gets frequent nose bleeds and feels like his throat is on fire when this is the case. In his apartment he keeps humidifiers running 24/7 to mitigate this, and he also carries a small portable one with him.
    -- As his ancestors' hot springs were often exposed to the cold, and he is not a full-blooded dragon, he can handle the cold a lot better than other cold-blooded species - as long as he hasn't dried out. But he is sensitive to the cold, and prefers a warmer, moister environment. As long as he hasn't 'dried out' or become dehydrated, he can temporarily withstand most temperatures.
    -- He requires frequent hot baths. He won’t literally dry out, per se, but it is definitely uncomfortable as his body is accustomed to a warm, wet environment. He finds it harder to stay warm, like he’s chilled to the bone regardless of how many layers he's sporting, and feels as if his skin/scales are growing too tight for his frame.
    Senses -- Thanks to his toughened skin, Jin has a muted sense of touch. Along with that, all his other senses are human.
    BACKGROUND
    -- Jin grew up in a well-off Mezzanine family, as an only child. His half-dragon father is a doctor, his mother in sales.
    -- Was brainwashed to believe in Elysion's heteronormative/amatormative ideals, and dreamed of meeting his soulmate one day. And then he actually met Maggie.
    -- They hit it off at a party during their sophomore year of college. Got drunk, fucked, and then compared soulmate tattoos. It was meant as a joke, except they actually matched.
    -- They got married exactly one month later.
    -- For two years, they tried to make it work, they really did. But they constantly fought, and every time they attempted to have sex, sober at least, it was strained and uncomfortable. Plus Maggie didn't want to have kids.
    -- But it had to work, because they were soulmates. Maggie was even more of a staunch believer in the system, and it was extremely difficult for her to wrap her head around. Often she took her frustration and confusion out on him.
    -- Then Maggie got pregnant.
    -- Maggie's immediate reaction was to want an abortion, which exploded into a huge argument between them, because Jin wanted kids. Badly.
    -- To make matters worse, around this time Jin walked in on Maggie having sex with a woman. He was heartbroken - of course he was, he had loved her after all - however, a part of him had started to figure out that she was a lesbian, so he couldn't say he was surprised.
    -- They ended up coming to an agreement - they couldn't get a divorce, but they would stay separated. Maggie would have their child, and Jin would be his sole caretaker.
    -- Luckily for them, the tenant in the apartment next door had moved out, so Maggie moved in.
    -- A couple of months before the due date, Jin decided he didn't want their son ever going through what they did. He didn't want him getting a soulmate tattoo, or an ID chip. Maggie fought with him over it, however, in the end, she agreed. But she warned him she would not help him if it came back to bite him in the ass.
    -- So they hid the birth. Given his medical background, he was able to help her through it, and they made it seem as if Maggie had lost the child.
    -- Now Haneul is getting older, and nearly three years later, Jin is starting to regret such that decision; clearly he didn't think it through enough. He fears for his son's future because he can't keep him hidden forever.
    EXTRA
    -- Notable NPC: His three-year-old son, Haneul. Hannie is a wild little spit-fire - and by that, he often literally spits fire. He inherited a lot of his mother's intensity, along with his father's eccentricity and they have no idea where he got his mischievous nature. He's able to shift into a dragon form - about the size of a house cat, currently - and while he looks a lot like his mother, he inherited his father's blue scales (although he's got a lot of golden flecks).
    -- Jin is in the process of finishing his Nurse Practioner degree.
    -- He and Haneul have a border collie named Spaghetti, or Hetti for short. Hyejin objected to naming their dog after a type of pasta but he's a sucker for his son. Thus, Spaghetti was dubbed Spaghetti.
    -- Hyejin works part-time as a nurse in quite a few different places, including the hospital in the Mezzanine district, but also various clinics in the area, as well as some clinics down in Terran. He also frequently works with the Department of Families clinic in his area at the end of the year, when they outsource medical professionals.
    ELYSION

  • OH 'SUNNY' SEUNG-HO
    Nicknames: Sunny, Sunny-Os
    Age: Twenty-nine
    Species: Human
    Occupation: Yoga and Meditation Teacher
    Orientation: Homosexual, Homoromantic
    Face Claim: Kim Namjoon
    APPEARANCE
    Stands at 6'0'', with a broad, fairly muscular build. Leads a very active lifestyle, combined with a very healthy diet, and it shows. His hair is dyed dirty blonde, and he has brown eyes. Needs glasses although often wears contacts. Dimples crop up when he smiles. No noticeable scars. He has a lotus (x) tattoo at the back of his neck, and a paper crane (x) on the left side of his chest.
    PERSONALITY
    Key Traits: kind, patient, calm, loyal, proud, stubborn, cautious, inflexible, introspective, dependable, possessive, pretentious, affectionate, creative, friendly, charismatic, paternalistic, cowardly, open-minded, aware of his faults and constantly trying to change them (although he doesn't always succeed)
    Moral Alignment: Lawful Good
    Likes: his husband, stability, helping others, yoga, meditation, his husband, peace & quiet, tea with his sugar, routine, volunteer work, his puppy, the idea of a family, his husband
    Dislikes: his husband, crowded rooms, change, any kind of violence, fancy restaurants, the food industry, eating meat, honey, disorganization, piper labs, spiders
    BACKGROUND
    -- Seung-ho was born in Seoul, South Korea, and that was where he spent the first nine years of his childhood.
    -- When Seungho was nine, his family moved to London for his father's job.
    -- His family moved again for his father's job, this time to New York City, when he was fifteen.
    -- Stumbled across a yoga class taking place outside in Madison Square Park when he was sixteen. It was probably kind of creepy, but it caught his attention and he sat on a park bench, watching the entire thing and listening to the teacher.
    -- Afterward, the teacher came over to talk to him. Offered to let him attend a class for free, a trial. Even though he was embarrassed at having been caught stalking, Sunny did, and he loved it.
    -- At age eighteen, Sunny decided he was going to become a yoga teacher, much to the dismay of his parents.
    -- While getting his certificate, taught a friend's yoga class while she was sick. That was how he met Ronan.
    -- After a few weeks of complete confusion, they figured out what it meant - they were soulmates.
    -- Didn't start dating till a few months later, after that, the rest is history.
    -- Told his parents he was gay right before their marriage, they refused to come.
    -- Worked at a yoga studio called Goddess Gardens until he started Sunrise Souls when he was twenty-four, with the help of his husband.
    -- They started the Soulmate Coalition around the same time.
    EXTRA
    -- Is soulmates with an NPC named Ronan Lease, who he is also married to. The two of them, while grossly in love with each other, are also open to accepting others into their relationship if fate strikes.
    -- Sunny is petrified of spiders.
    -- Follows much of the yogic philosophy, including veganism and excluding chastity.
    -- It's not easy to do yoga while wearing glasses, which is why he often opts for contacts.
    SOUL BOUND