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Name: Karasu Tsuji of the Swiftclaw Tribe
Title(s): Magister Templi 
Nicknames: Little Warrior | Wrath | Little Cat of the Tower
Age: 23
Birth Date: The 13th Day of Kazarkh, 2000 PMTR (Post Mage Tower Rebuilding) 
Gender: Cisgender female
Race: Paternally human, maternally felyne
Height: 4'7" (140 cm) [halfling form] | 5'1" (153 cm) [human form] 
Weight: 98 lbs (44.5 kg) [without armor] | 130 lbs (58.9 kg) [with armor]
Hair Color: Dark indigo, appears black in low-light.
Eye Color: Red-violet.
Class: Unknown.
Specialty: Unknown.
Occupation: Mercenary
Guild: Mage's Guild (Magister Templi)
Clan: Syndicate of Shadows (Owl Rank)
Alignment: Neutral Evil
Diety: Xalious
Ascendi: “The Ascendi were traitors that abused the magic given to them by Xalious.”
Origin: Xalious Village
Relationship Status: Engaged to Quintessa

Fun note: Text in this color is a trait shared with her half-sister!


🐱 Relations

Birthplace: Southern Xalious
Family: Kaaname Tsuji (Estranged father), Magikrios (Adopted father), Futsuka Swiftclaw (Aunt), Kanna Tsuji (half-sister, estranged), Berrentram Blackwell (son)
Current Residence: Castle Blackwell, Vailkrin
Spouse: Quintessa (fiancee)
Friends in Low Places: Magikrios | Meri | Khitt(i) | Zahrani
Friends Who Came and Went: Natianara | Raphaline (Songbird) | Orion | Odhranos (deceased?) | Dyraxdiin (deceased)
Definitely Not Friends: Lanlan (for animal cruelty) | Mesdoram (for asking her to carve her name into his slave) | Ernest (for hijacking the body of her friend for personal gain) | Valrae (Shameless Kasyr defender who gets in the way of the completely innocent Quintessa and her sword) | Iintahquohae (her ties to Kasyr have made her a liability)
Enemies: Kasyr (will never forgive him for almost killing Quintessa)
Pets/Familiars: to be updated as soon as I find a way to RP this owlbear into existence

🐾 Appearance

Face Type: Diamond
Skin Tone: A pale, slightly golden color such as wheat or sand, with olive undertones.
Complexion: Dark tan and brown freckles dot her cheeks, nose, and shoulders.
Eye Color: Hazel (Season 1) / Rhodolite (Season 2+)
Hair Color: Midnight Blue-Violet
Hairstyle: 2C type | Falls down to the small of her back | Her fringe curls over her left eye
Body Type: Ectomorph
Build: Slender, but muscular
Gait: Smooth and brisk, despite her short strides. Even if sightseeing, she walks with the gait of someone with a destination in mind.
Senses: As sharp as the average feline, only due to training.

🐱 Miscellaneous

Comparison: Karasu is partly based on the Japanese Iriomote Cat, a critically endangered wildcat. In line with what is known about this animal, Karasu's favorite foods are pork, crab, and on rare occasions, fermin, which she does not consider to be a sentient species. She is also quite cranky when made to participate in midday activities, since she is naturally a night owl.
Vice: Pride | Greed | Gluttony | Lust | Envy | Sloth | Wrath
Virtue: Patience | Diligence | Chastity | Temperance | Charity | Kindness | Humility

🐾 Equipment (descriptions here until custom creation and wiki pages done)

Sagaribana -- A sword that appears to be an amalgamation of the heirloom silver-wrought katanas bestowed upon her by her father and the Mage's Guild. The former twin katanas had shattered on impact during a battle. The shards were collected and brought to an unknown blacksmith to be reforged. On command, the sword separates into seven individual blades. These blades can be held together by a tether of what appears to be dark magic, or thrown individually. The pieces appear to be able to be summoned back to her from up to 50 feet away.
Twin Dark Steel Daggers
Compass of Determination -- A golden compass with a single red gemstone in the center. When opened, an arrow made of light points its holder towards the object of one's desire, whether the user knows what it is or not. On the inside of the top is an engraving that reads "1 of 7", and the mark of the Mage's Guild.
Rune-Jaguar Invisibility Cloak -- The pelt of a rare jaguar with runes in place of spots. With the utterance of the right spell, the wearer becomes invisible to most eyes. Immune to Drow.
Feather-Heeled Pliable Boots -- Crafted with the feathers of a rare Rynvalian bird, these heels leave no footprints nor make any sound when the inlaid spell is activated.
Shapeshifter-Aid Amulet -- A gift from Magik upon entry to his "circle of trust", the amulet currently takes form of an unassuming garnet heart on a thin gold chain.


On the night of the accident, I remember having this dream that felt so vivid, I was afraid that it had been real long after I woke up. I was looking up from a coffin, and being lowered into the ground. There were figures above the ground, watching silently as I tried to open my mouth and tell them that I wasn’t dead. Then, I realized that the coffin I was in was made of crystals, different multicolored ones, but there was a panel of glass for me to look out of. Maybe it was there so people could look at me one more time. As I went lower and lower, and the world got darker and darker, I became more afraid, and tried harder and harder to scream for help, and finally, I did scream out. I begged for someone to save me. But nobody came.


Tiger’s Eye - The crystal of determination.
Memories of the Southern Xalious feline tribe are far and few between, but the words of the leader to a kitten with deformed both human ears and smaller-than-average cat ears and her mother have stuck like leeches that refuse to be pulled off. Multiple pairs of slitted eyes from the trees would regard her and Karasu knew exactly what she was: a mistake amongst her kind. Her human father assured her otherwise as he brushed her unruly curls to hide the deformities, and to hide the birthmark that plagued her. Her own hazel eyes would stare around at his office in the Mage's Tower as he graded papers, as students would come inside and admire his walking, talking, half-kitten decoration before asking him questions. Other humans, when out of sight of the teachers, would grab her hair and yank it out of the way to get a glimpse of her "freak show" human ears. Among humans her age, she was little more than a spectacle. Unfortunate incidents among the increasing population of students at the Mage's Tower were swept under the proverbial rug. Promises would always be made to the appropriate authorities involved that Karasu was just a child and was still learning her powers and would be restrained. This had always been part of the Provost Esoterica's plan.

"You Must Have Been Human"

Season 1 (2019)

Colorless Opal - The crystal of misfortune.
Unable to find a Master among the lower ranks, childlike Karasu threw a tantrum and caught the attention of a Magister Templi who accepted her as his apprentice. Not too long after her admission and assisting with another entrance exam, Karasu and a fellow apprentice came upon an dragon poaching crew, or what was left of it, and a dying red dragon attempting to use the last of her strength to protect the last of her brood. The dragon, who passed away unnamed, bequeathed her child to the Mage's Guild to protect him. Karasu and Quintessa kept the child's name of Berrentam and raised the orphaned hatchling, as their own for the better part of half a year.
In that time, many things happened: Karasu assisted her Magister Templi, who even brought her into combat against a growing lizard problem, she enlisted into a tournament she was promptly knocked out of, found solidarity among felynes willing to welcome a halfling like herself, and even fell head over heels for an unusual lycan. The halfling, so awkward around other mages who seemed to want little to do with her reputation, had found a semblance of happiness. As Dyraxdiin silently left his post for an undetermined period, a returning spell blade in the guild volunteered to take on Karasu as his apprentice. Things began to unravel, to the Kensei's dismay.
An excursion gone wrong reminded Karasu that half of her heritage belonged to people that certain races did not consider worthy of conversation or even the dignity of making a last prayer before death. An impending threat of an invasion tugged at her illusion of peace, and she was soon called to the front lines of battle. Deep in the caves of Trist'oth, a small coup against the residing mutants was carried out that cost Karasu her beloved heirloom swords. Overcome with despair and the fear of death, she allowed a malevolent energy to come forth and slaughter all enemies, at the cost of a portion of her humanity.
Days pass and things seem to appear to have the opportunity to go back to normal, when she is called into the sparring area of the Guild for a practice battle. Not quite as mentally recovered as she thought, a gruesome accident triggers a nervous breakdown in the halfling. With the incident hidden from those with more authority in the Guild, the ensuing Commencement Ceremony seemingly goes off without any problems. During the Ceremony, Karasu slips away to raid her father's office and stumbles upon documents that reveal the true nature of her condition, and Kaaname's intention to weaponize it. The next morning, Karasu's room is empty, much to the despair of those close to her. Even the Provost is unable to track her whereabouts, and he advises Quintessa to take Berrentam and hope she comes home.

Season 2 (2020)

Charoite - The crystal that overcomes fear and negativity.
Nearly a year passes without anyone in the Mage’s Guild hearing word of Karasu’s whereabouts. However, Quintessa knows exactly where the woman she’s fallen in love with has gone, and a trail of bodies leads the way. Some cold cases are killed by claw and fang, other by sword, and other by human teeth. Having sought out the half-sister Karasu never knew she had, the demifeline feels an overwhelming sense of guilt and responsibility for not stopping her father sooner for pushing Kanna into a situation where she needs to take sketchy music gigs for copper and tips, including the one that turned her undead. During this time, Karasu also meets a survivor of what would later be known as the Swiftclaw Tribe Massacre, her aunt, who had been sent away for her magical affinity in a magic-phobic tribe.
At Futsuka’s urging, Karasu begins to reach out to those in the Mage’s Guild she thinks may not be influenced by Provost Tsuji to inform them of the situation, including Magikrios and Odhranos. Not knowing that she has been followed, though, Quintessa confronts Karasu, which results in a violent spat that nearly kills them both, as Karasu believes her to be working against her. Once recovered from her injuries, she seeks out Quintessa again to finish the job, but is intercepted by Magikrios, who gives the spellblade his opinion on the situation, and buys enough time for both spellblades to calm down and eventually reconcile. Karasu’s abilities to navigate active hostile territory undetected and go largely undetected for a year despite the large-scale search efforts for her inspire Magikrios to induct her into his long-defunct circle of trust.
Once Karasu is settled in the secret rooms of Magikrios’ hideout, knowing Kanna is safe in Vailkrin, and after Quintessa and Karasu have had several heart-to-hearts, a letter arrives at Quintessa’s chambers from Provost Tsuji. There, Kaaname Tsuji tells Quintessa the true motivations behind his plans, expecting her to side with him for the promise of power. To Kaaname’s surprise, Quintessa rejects his offer, and the nearby eavesdropping Magikrios confronts Kaaname with the best single line in cinematic history: “If you harm a hair on her head or any of my students here…I’ll kill you where you stand.” Quintessa, emboldened by the false idea of having the upper hand in this situation, attempts to reveal Kaaname’s vampirism and his veiled threats to kill her to the Mage Guild Committee. Administrator Brenwyn, not realizing the gravity of the situation with the other matters at hand, dismisses her concerns, and a promotion that would put her and Karasu in a position safe from Provost Tsuji’s threats and schemes. Only a few days later, Karasu catches wind of an imperial march headed to Xalious, and finally finds the courage to return to the Mage’s Tower to warn everyone, albeit in disguise because she feels guilty for leaving who she now realizes were always her friends. In the chaos that ensues during the confrontation, Provost Tsuji makes good on his threat, weaponizing his telemancy to render Karasu unconscious and kidnap her.

This is so tedious-- I’m saving this now and coming back to it in another 3 years.

Out of Character

Name: Ven 
Birth Date: September 1st ♍ 
MBTI Personality Type: INTP
Enneagram: The Loyalist, wings of The Investigator
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