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PostSubject: Cecil Erinforth [Endymion PU] [WIP]   Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:02 pm


Cecil Erinforth


"Live and Let Live. They're words to, well, live by. I just wish I did that first part better."


The Biography


Birth Name: Cecil Erinforth
Aliases:
Gender: Male
Age: 17
Birth Day: 7th of August
Arcana: Death
Place of Residence: Sunlake Palms
Evoker: Mental Shackles
Academy Semester: Third
Class: (We'll fill this in once you're approved. This will be your class in school)

Sorority: N/A

Part/Full Time Job: N/A

Appearance: Cecils stand about 5'11", with shoulder length blonde hair, dark green eyes, and a bit more fat on his frame than he could really do with. When interacting with people you'll often find a soft smile on his face, which soon transitions a more neutral or downcast look while he's on his own. Rarely does he act like he's anything less than alright when he's aware anyone he's familiar with is paying attention to him.

His clothes are geared for practicality and comfort more than style. Most days, you'll find him wearing a shirt and t-shirt, along with a pair of trousers loaded with as many pockets as is reasonably possible. He has a small collection of necklaces and the like he's pretty much always wearing one of, and it's not uncommon to see him with a pair of headphones about his neck or earphones poking out of his pocket.

Alternate Appearance:
Alt Appearance:
 
When he puts on the Mask of his Persona, Cecil is clad in dark armour. Black plate covers his body, with an even darker layer beneath it criss-crossed with crimson bindings that hold the armour to him. Several wings can be seen in the design, from the shaping of the skirting and the little wings at the back of his greaves, to the outright bat wings sported on his pauldrons. The tips of his greaves are covered with gold, and a pair of golden wings can be found at the back of his skirting.
The actual "mask" of the ensemble is a stoic faced helmet, with four golden wings that run above the eyes and along the front and sides of the helmet, crowning it.

Personality: The words "Putting on a strong front" fit quite well. Most of the time, Cecil's fairly laid back and reasonably friendly on approach, if notably reclusive and somewhat lazy. Trying to hold a conversation with him can often be a struggle, but he'll try to get through it nonetheless.
Get him in a good mood or with people he's more comfortable with, and a more vibrant and enthusiastic version of him starts to shine out, outgoing and fairly bold even as he trips over his tongue. On the other end of the scale, as his mood drops, he withdraws further, avoiding interaction and having an increasingly difficult time talking to people.

Ask him for help, and he'll often provide it, giving his advice and perspective when it's asked for or directly helping out if it doesn't trouble him too much. For friends, he's a more steadfast supporter, ready to offer a shoulder to lean on if he thinks something's up, or to give his all for someone else when they find themselves in need of help. He does his best to be nothing less than openly supportive.

Awkward, but relaxed, friendly and reliable. It's the image of himself he does his best to maintain.

In truth though, Cecil's miserable. He wants to talk to people, but he finds the prospect nightmarish in practice. He'll find himself in a group of like-minded individuals, amongst people he could easily come to call friends, and find himself shying away and feeling completely alone. He pretends nothing's wrong when things cut him deep; he torments himself every time he puts something off; he's perpetually aware of all his faults and shortcomings, the places where all he could have done so much more and didn't.
And the thing that makes it so terrible to deal with is that perpetual feeling that if he did something, if he did more than he does, it wouldn't have to be like this. And he torments himself over it constantly.

Cecil is a lonely person who hates who he is right now and refuses to let anyone know it, pretending things are fine when they aren't and pursuing happiness he knows is fleeting. And through all of this, he desperately wants to leave this sorry sack of misery he has to acknowledge as himself behind.
He just doesn't know how to make that change.


 
The Potential
   


Strengths: (Anything your character is skilled in, such as Martial Arts/ Drawing/ etc? You are allowed a maximum of five strengths and a minimum of three.)


Strength Name: Unapplied Intellect
Description: "I'm...actually fairly smart. Rather, I could be a lot smarter, if only I'd pushed for it."
There's deep intellectual reserves hidden away in Cecil's mind, ready to be tapped.
Cecil's Intelligence point gains are doubled.

Strength Name: Unsung Valour
Description: "Just because I'd prefer to avoid a confrontation doesn't mean I'll shy away from one."
Push comes to shove, while Cecil is no knight in shining armour, he's definitely no coward.
Cecil starts with Rank 2 Courage.

Strength Name: Romantically Uninclined
Description: "What? No, I'm not interested in anyone. If it happens, it happens, alright?"
Cecil's interest in actively pursuing a relationship is very low, and he lacks any particularly strong attraction to any of the people around him.
The chances of Cecil being Charmed are 15% lower than normal.

Strength Name: A Desire to Change
Description: "This...this isn't good enough. I can do this. I want to do this! I just. Have. To do it!"
There's many places Cecil's fallen short. Many places where he could do better. And despite his issues, he genuinely wants to better himself, and is more than happy to take any assistance offered in doing so.
Buffs received by Cecil increase his stats by an extra 10%.

Strength Name: Through Thick and Thin
Description: "I really don't have many good friends. Put bluntly, it sucks. So...I'm glad you're here. You put your faith in me. I'll do right by you."
As one familiar to loneliness and misery, a good friend means more to Cecil than it might to others, and he has a deep appreciation for everything they do for him. It makes him a lot happier than he'd otherwise be.
When Cecil receives healing from someone he has at least a Rank 3 Social Link with, he recovers 10% more health than normal.
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((A floating Strength is a strength you've gained inRP. For example, if you were on a Kendo team for some time, you'd naturally know Kendo which is where this strength would come in. However, be aware, it will not be as strong as any of your actual strengths and is a small plus)

Floating Strength Name:
Description:


Weaknesses: (You must have the same amount of weaknesses as strengths. These weaknesses pertain to you and not your Persona. IE: Physically Weaker, lack of attention span, etc.)


Weakness Name: Clipped Wing Butterfly
Description: "Dammit, why can't I just talk to people?"
Like it or not (and it's very blatantly on the side of not), figuring out interaction with other people often turns out to be an uphill struggle for Cecil, and it's going to be so til his final days.
Cecil's Expression point gains are halved.

Weakness Name: A Wall Between Others
Description:  Around him are people. Good people. People he could, and would like to get along with...he just can't take that first step.
Cecil just cannot start a conversation for the life of him, let alone hold one for long half the time, and it's going to be a while before he can. Because talking to people is hell.
To reach Rank 2 Expression, Cecil has to max out Rank 1 twice.

Weakness Name: Mounting Stress
Description: Beneath the surface, it bubbles away, a vicious cocktail of miseries and frustrations with his current existence. And he's no clue how to release them.
Cecil lives with a persistent emotional tension that is often not so much relieved as it is pushed from perception.
The chances of Cecil becoming Distressed or Panicked are 10% higher than normal.

Weakness Name: Fleeting Highs, Crushing Lows
Description: "You know...I really have to be glad for the good times I have. It makes everything else a bit more bearable."
As he is now, Cecil finds it hard to keep his mood up. The negativity is pervasive, that nagging awareness in the back of his mind of all that is wrong and the things he's done wrong, dragging him down further and further the longer he's in its grip. When things are bad, it just gets worse.
Debuffs inflicted on Cecil reduce his stats by an extra 10%.

Weakness Name: Broken Bottle
Description: It builds...moment by moment, the pressure builds. Higher and higher, pushing harder and harder...until eventually, the bottle breaks, and the shards fly like shrapnel.
Cecil can't keep things bottled up forever. Most of his feelings are deeply suppressed, and when he's finally pushed far enough that his emotions are let loose, he gets overwhelmed from the tidal wave flowing over him. This causes him to pretty much break down. Badly.
While Cecil is suffering from Rage, Panic, Distress, or Fear, he takes 10% more damage than he would normally.

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((A floating weakness is one gained in RP. It could be a fear you inherited during RP, or an injury that hinders your character. Some can be temporary while others can be permanent.)

Floating Weakness Name:
Description:

Soul Bound Weapon: (This is the weapon you'll be able to summon to your hand while in combat. This weapon is special for your character specifically and allows you to fight Shadows and Demons without the need of summoning your Persona. This can be anything but a Gun (Or gun related weapon))


Weapon Name: Tension Verge
Weapon Description: Tension Verge is a large, single-edged greatsword, roughly 6 feet long from end to end, with a dark turqoise grip. Its dull edge is black and extends from the hilt to the tip, curving outward at the hilt before curving in again up to roughly a quarter of the length the blade. A curling golden pattern runs along the outward curve and along the edge of the blade, occupying the space in the dull edge that meets the blade of the weapon, up to the end of the inward curve. The actual blade of the weapon is honed to a fine edge, and the weapon in general could overpower and outreach many of the smaller weapons it might clash with.
Weapon Image:
Tension Verge:
 
Weapon Attack Type: Slash
Weapon Element: (Leave this blank. Only special weapons obtain an element behind its blows.)

Side-Arm Weapon:

Side-Arm Name: M240B
Side-Arm Description: The M240B is a Light Machine Gun, and in general, is a big gun. While it's designed to be fired with a stand, that is in no way how Cecil uses it, and furthermore, this particular example isn't fitted with a bipod at all. It's instead fitted with a box mag and a sling for carrying, and is readily capable of putting out an obscene amount of firepower. His in particular is matte black, and otherwise completely unpatterned. The gun may be called many things, but small, weak, or subtle aren't any of them.
Side-Arm Image:
The M240B, Box Mag, No Bipod:
 
Side-Arm Attack Type: Gun
Side-Arm Style: Machine Gun - Muti-Round - Accuracy is decreased by 30%. Consumes 3 types of ammo at once to fire -must be same type of ammo.




The Background
   


History: Cecil wasn't exactly born the same as other people. Unlike many such tales that start this way though, he wasn't some mutant or marked by destiny. He was not a super-genius, a scion of a powerful lineage, or a power beyond compare.
For the first few years of his life, he was simply a child that never said a word. Even after the one day where he suddenly started speaking like those last years never happened, it worried his parents.
And as time went on, events in his life continued, and more things came to light.

Throughout his schooling, he had friends, but he never particularly made friends himself so much as other people made friends with him. He proved a smart child, but an emotionally volatile one, prone to rash and potentially violent action when somehow provoked and easily driven to tears when shocked or struck by others' words. The tragedies in his life would linger with him, and come back in force seemingly at random to make him break down once more. He interacted well enough with the world around him, seemingly understanding it fairly well, but he was far less understanding of the workings of the mind - both others minds, and his own.

Over time, some things changed, and some didn't. As he changed schools, he often found himself separated from those who had befriended him, losing touch with them. He became less volatile over time, mellowing out and gaining a thicker skin, though that tendency toward lingering hurt didn't truly fade away. As before, he did well enough in his classes, and basically nothing out of them. In his more recent years, he became more aware than ever before, little by little. As events occurred and words were shared, he'd find himself peppered with revelations and little realisations, jumping forward his understanding and perception of the world and the things in it just as it made even recent memories seem childlike by comparison.

Through these happenings, he comes to find himself alone one day at Endymion High, thinking over his life and the way things were.
He was just a few months off the end of his second year, now. His third year was fast approaching him. Nobody had particularly made friends with him, and due to who he was, he couldn't make friends with everyone else either. And as he realised just how lonely he really was, other revelations started to flood in from there. It happened just the same as any other time, that sudden jerk in awareness just as familiar as any other time it had happened. Only this time, he was struck by what occurred to him.
...it's not long now. Once I finish up this semester, I have one year left. One year, and then I'm going to have to go out into the world. And...what?
I have no idea what I'm going to do. As it is, I need to pick up the slack. I'm doing alright, but that's really not good enough when I could be doing great.
...oh fuck, I have to get a job! Dammit, I couldn't even handle an interview! Aaaagh, this is baaaad.
I'm going to have to move out, too...then what? Could I handle living on my own right now? Maybe get a friend as a...
Pfft. Yeah, right. No friends. It's a random person or nobody at all for roommates, and I'm willing to bet both'll go badly.
This...this isn't good enough. I need to do something.


And yet, as he moved went through the rest of the year and progressed through his life...
I'm procrastinating. I shouldn't be procrastinating. Why can't I stop?
I really, really don't need to eat this...
...they seem nice. But...crap, there's no way I can get into that conversation. I haven't even heard of half of those things!
I SHOULD BE WORKING RIGHT NOW! AAAAGH!
Try and look relaxed, try and look relaxed...
I got so much done last week, so why...?


...I hate this. I hate this so much.
Why do I have to be me?


It seems things aren't that easy to change.

When Seven Stars opened, somehow, Cecil found himself fortunate enough to find his way into the academy. That...was a good sign. It meant he wasn't completely beyond hope. Yet.
And on his first day, he found himself in thought again.
...new school. Completely new school. I've got one year here, and then...I'm done. That's it.
I...I can't afford to keep doing what I have been. I do that, and I'm doomed. I'm going to be stuck, and there'll be no second chances.
I'm not going to be who I was. I won't be. I
can't be.
Starting now, I'm going to be better. Better than I ever was before! Look out world, because you're looking at a new Cecil!
...hah. Who am I kidding?
It's a lovely thought. It really is. It's beautiful...inspirational, even.
I just wish I could believe it.




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PostSubject: Re: Cecil Erinforth [Endymion PU] [WIP]   Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:17 am

History: Seven Stars just opened a few days ago in the RP timeline. You'll want to change that.

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