Elias Larenz (Weapon) May 20, 2014 16:13:29 GMT -5
Post by Elias Larenz on May 20, 2014 16:13:29 GMT -5
Larenz; Elias; Weapon
Name: Elias Larenz
Partner: Jo Workmann
A Strong Body
Appearance: Though everyone may have different preferences when it comes to people they find attractive, most people would agree that Elias is a pretty boy. He had a good posture, well maintained hair, as well as well kept clothing. His skin is decently kept as well, however due to his condition the veins are often easy to see around his torso and neck. His cheeks are normally a bit flushed and his skin is warmer than most, as if he has a constant fever (which he technically does). Elias holds himself in such a matter that makes him seem confident, even if that’s mostly an act. Elias has a pretty average build. He's decently tall and weighs about average weight for that height. He has some toning, but not that much.
Elias has golden hair and eyes. However, his eyes seem to be clouded over and glassy. They also don’t seem to focus on anything, given his blindness. His hair is mostly keep neat and brushed back, save for one piece that always seems to find its way in front of his face. Normally Elias does not notice said piece falling out of place.
Elias has an expensive taste in clothing. Most of the time he wears a custom tailored suit. He wears a light, red jacket that has grey swirls etched into it. He wears a button downed shirt that is the same grey colour as the swirls in his jacket. His shoes are usually black lace-up loafers. Elias wears black dress pants. He always wears black gloves to cover his skin and prevent anyone from freaking out due to the unusual warmth of his hands.
Weight: 153 lbs
Fighting Style: Though Elias rarely finds himself in a fighting situation, he knows how to act when confronted with one. Elias can take a hit, and has no qualms with blocking anything with his forearms. However, he’s a rather slow mover, and is never sure if he’s doing enough damage with his punches or kicks, nor if they even made contact should he be unable to see. Because of this, Elias will always avoid fighting if he can, as well as the fact of the constant issue of his body potentially overheating.
Personality: Being flirtatious is definitely Elias’ most prominent trait. Should he ever meet a girl he takes a liking to (appearance wise), he will automatically begin to flirt with her. However, being a generally nice person, he’ll stop this behaviour should she not be at all interested, and state so. Elias isn’t the best at telling when people are not interested in him, as this is obviously rather rare. He may still let flirtatious comments slip every now and again, of course. Tis a normal part of his usual speech when addressing the female gender. Not so much the male.
Elias’ disability leads him to be rather psychologically weak. He’ll frequently have mental breakdowns over things that most people wouldn’t. He tends to hold all of his feelings down until alone, as to not break down in tears while around other people. This weakness also leads him to be extremely wary of what others think of him, meaning Elias will always try to seem happy and kind to people he is unfamiliar with. It’s also led way to how Elias is always conscious about the fact he is always groomed properly.
Also due to the fact Elias is extremely conscious of what others think of him, he’ll sometimes change the way he acts drastically depending on the people around. Normally this leads him to be confident and sarcastic, a trait most males of the same age as he are fond of, but all this depends on the individual. Elias’ likes and interests also lead themselves to be morphed slightly so he may find some common ground with any person he may be conversing with.
Elias is rather apathetic when it comes to his own well being. In his mind, due to both his physical and mental handicaps, Elias isn’t the kind of person who can really be deemed as “important”. However, he very much so cares about people close to him, and would gladly give up near anything for them. This nature will put him in great peril quite frequently, not that he really cares.
Inside the Soul
Weapon form: Elias is a tessen fan. A weapon that can be used for a variety of things. As it is rather big, and also metal, the fan can be used as a shield of sort to block weaker attacks. When closed, it can block a bit heavier attacks with the cost of being a smaller area to block them with. The ends of each spoke have a pointed metal part to them, allowing for slicing attacks when open, and stabbing attacks when closed.
The fan, when opened, is six inches in length from the tip of the blade to the end of the metal rib. Due to how the fan folds, an additional two inches are added to the length, meaning when closed Elias' weapon form is about eight inches long. The tassel at the end of the rib connector is two inches long, but is normally not counted in the overall size calculations as it's only purpose is that of decoration.
The main body of Elias’ weapon form is golden, with a red swirled design. Iron ribs enable it to take a hit, and point at the end of the fan’s body to make a dull blade. The ribs go a bit farther than the rest of the fan, connecting at their ends. A red tassel extends from the bottom of the fan. Sketch
It is advised Elias’ meister partner be a female, as it is noted most males would not wish to wield a feminine looking fan.
Partial Form: Elias’ partial form is a tad silly for his tastes. Completely useless as well. A webbing of sorts will form in between the fingers of his left hand, similar to the frills of his weapon form. He cannot close his fingers at all when his hand is in this form.
Out of your Mind
Strengths: -High Endurance
Weaknesses: -Psychologically weak
-Slow (Mostly reflexes, but movement in general)
-Lack of Balance
-No sense of touch and inability to sweat (Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis, or CIPA)
Hobbies: Elias does not have many hobbies that he likes simply due to the enjoyment he gets out of them. That being said, he is a jack of all trades of sorts, and will at the very least make an attempt at any given activity. Whether they stick or not is anyone's guess.
Despite this, Elias enjoys two things in frequent. He rather likes reading, mostly informative books as to expand his knowledge, on occasion. However, he often gives up on books as flipping pages can be rather hard, due to preciseness of the motions and his inability to do such motions. His second hobby consists of playing the violin. Something that took quite a while to learn, as finger motions and the like are rather difficult. He's not particularly good, so far, and needs quite a bit of practise.
Likes: -Attractive women
-Sour things (excluding sour women)
-Good fashion (not to be confused with popular fashion)
-The colours red and gold
Dislikes: -Others pitying him
-People who can’t take a hint
-Being outside for extended amounts of time
Aspirations: Elias is not one to set particular high goals for himself, but like everyone, does want a few things. Elias desires to have quite a few close friends (maybe one person to be more than just a friend), and to be generally well liked among others. Elias has occasionally found himself wishing to be one of those heroes you hear about from Shibusen so frequently, but then he quickly remembers that he is, infact, a NOT student with absolutely no hope of making it to the EAT classes anyway. This is merely a fantasy, and not really an aspiration.
Though most likely impossible, he also aspires to overcome his disability someway or another. Not rid himself of it completely, necessarily, but null it to the point where it isn’t nearly as a big of a deal as it is now. However, Elias does believe this to be impossible.
History: Elias was born to a fairly well off family on December 14th in the capital city of Germany, Berlin. Both of his parents were that of the loving variety, as proven by their exceptional daughter of five years on his date of birth. He would have a similar life. Be expected to be near perfect in most aspects, and be expected to be kind. Easy enough, with parents who would make this so. His mother was half Japanese, with black hair and brown eyes. Her family had a past of being demon weapons, though she was not one. His father was completely german, with gold hair and eyes. His sister, Rosalie, had blonde hair and brown eyes. A quiet girl, though exceptionally well mannered. Elias was expected to be like her.
However, this was of course not the case. For Elias was born with an exceptionally rare disability, the origins to which were unknown (Most likely either parent or both having mutated recessive genes). That would be the inability to feel. Heat, pain, you name it. Elias couldn’t tell if he was in pain, leading him to many an injury, and many a trip to the hospital in his younger years. This was a rather upsetting development to his parents, but they grit their teeth and bared it, showing him the same amount of affection they showed his older sister.
Elias’ sister, on the other hand, was never quite so kind to him. Despite the fact she was generally a nice person, she was never nice to him. Why? Well, he took up most of her parents’ attention span. Rosalie had, before his birth, been the centre of their attention. Elias needed quite a lot of attention so he didn’t get seriously hurt, meaning she was often ignored. She took this frustration out on her brother, often using him as a punching bag of sorts. Something he never attested to, as it was more of a slight nuisance than anything else.
Going to school was out of the question for Elias. He had to be home schooled by his mother, who refused to hire tutors. She refused to hire a private tutor due to both the cost and having bad experiences with one when she was younger. Elias' mother had the mentality that all tutors were cruel people. Due to her work, he ended up teaching himself mostly everything he could. Elias had a knack for this. He was good at determining what to do with information, but the constant solitude was not exactly the best thing for him. Elias’ mental health suffered greatly. Not just from the solitude, but also from one of the few people he made contact with being a rather mean older sister. Anywhere he went, he was constantly intimidated by other people, due to lack of exposure. He didn’t know how to behave around them. To determine what personality he thought would be good around others, Elias read quite a few books and stitched together one he liked. It deviated greatly from the one his parents expected from him, which was good. He didn’t want to be a carbon copy of his sister.
Around the age of eight years old, Elias picked up the violin, and learned how to fluently play it. All by himself, yet again. He kept this ability a secret from his sister and parents, as he suspected his sister to get even madder at him should he upstage her many skills with the one. Not that he was really good, or anything.
As his age turned to thirteen, Elias learned of his ability to transform into a weapon. He was not aware of his mother’s lineage of demon weapons, as she was not one herself. His father was noted for his past generations being meisters, but he had not known such a thing about his mother, which also explained the weapon he was. One day, his left hand had suddenly gained a webbing of sorts around the fingers, webbing that appeared to be similar to that of the frills on a tessen fan. A japanese weapon, just like half of his mother’s family line. Though this was also something he wished to bring to the attention to his parents, it was impossible with the random hand changes. His family soon took note.
Due to none of them knowing much about weapons, he was enrolled in the academy for demon weapons and meisters, Shibusen. Despite the obvious health risks, it was decided such an enrollment would do wonders for Elias’ mental health. Plus, should things get too hot, Elias was given pills to cool his body heat.
Extra Notes: Just so you don’t need to google it, CIPA (Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis) is the fourth type of disease that disable sensory in some way (Known as hereditary sensory neuropathy). This disability nulls and sometimes completely disables nervous tissue, causing the inability to feel/insensitivity towards pain, touch, and temperature, sometimes taste. It stops the body from sweating, sometimes causing the body to overheat. It may also prevent the body from heating properly.
CIPA may also cause joints to not move properly, the loss of reflexes, and slowed down breathing periodically. It is also known to cause mental trauma.
Elias is unable to feel temperature (and therefore sweat), feel pain or most touching, and will have mental breakdowns in frequent. Periods of inability to move properly are not very common, but breathing suddenly becoming difficult happens quite frequently. He still has the ability to taste. Medication is given to combat the periods of loss of motion and/or breathe, as well as to bring his body temperature down to sustainable levels.
Not sure where else this should go, but I believe I should note that he is left handed.
Behind the strings
Other characters: Stella Riordan, Cendrine Calida, Cyrille Lécuyer, and Ivor Moores
RP Sample: The sound produced by the small wooden violin sounded a bit off. It sounded much deeper than it should have, which caused the player to suddenly stop playing. After a moment of silence, he resumed. Though the note still sounded off, the player slowly adjusted the way his fingers held down the strings until it sounded just about right. He continued to play until coming to the hardest part of the song, which he then stopped yet again at, this time quickly putting down his violin and bow.
”Gah!” The boy exclaimed, coughing into his hand. The taste that had suddenly filled his mouth was quite the common one for whenever he was concentrating on something. Yes, Elias was the kind of person to bite his tongue and cheeks as he concentrated, though he couldn’t feel it, so usually bit down just a bit too hard, causing the taste of blood to suddenly fill his mouth. A taste he wasn’t particularly fond of, of course. In all fairness, not many people were. ”I really should stop doing that, hm?”
As Elias brushed a hand through his hair as to gain his usual composure, he suddenly paused and glanced around quickly. Hopefully no one had heard that sudden out burst. He had only just recently entered the walls of Shibusen, and would not be exactly thrilled should he be labelled as a spazz of sorts before even being there for a solid day. ‘Charmer’ was much a more fitting title, and suitable of someone who played the violin. Yea, he quite liked that title. He’d make an effort to refer to himself as such on occasion.
Though Elias had arrived in the school of Shibusen already, he had yet to meet anyone. His body required a bit of cool down after the long walk up the stairs, meaning he had confined himself to his chambers. Quite a shame, really. Elias was quite excited to meet all the beautiful young ladies of the academy. He was in the NOT classes, meaning most of the girls in his classes should be just a bit more docile than the ones than EAT. A trait he was rather fond of. He also needed to find a meister partner at some point, but he wouldn’t worry about that just yet.
Once a suitable amount had time had passed of Elias doing near nothing, he decided now would be the best of times to begin his life in Shibusen. Hopefully everything would go just fine...