There are things in this world that we will never fully understand and the only way to understand them is to be a part of them. This that story. Being a part of world that to most do not make sense, but for those who live it is all they know. In this world mostly everyone is accompanied by a supernatural partner who guides them, protects them, and even sometimes dies for them. Those who have supernatural partners are referred to as masters, and supernatural partners are referred as companions. There are those who are joyous of these companions, or at least those who have them. While others hate the idea. They see it as chaining a dog to a pole and not allowing them to be free. Rather those dogs stay there by choice or not.
Those whom have these selected supernatural partners are given to them upon their birth. To grown up with and learn from in order to strengthen their bond with one another. After a while, these companions will be given a name by their respective masters to which these names will be tattooed on their bodies in various places depending on their type. These names also appear on the right wrist of their masters to identify to whom the companion belongs to.
Some masters have certain skills outside of their companions such as healing, mind reading, super strength, etc. But their main strength and power are their supernatural partners that vary to a level of degree. Each with their own levels of strengths as well as weakness. The one thing that all these companions have in common is that they possess human forms in order to interact with the everyday world and walk along side their masters without being too out of place. All companions may be summoned by their names and appear to their master in their true form when summoned.
Companion Types Scythe Short Description: Reassemble the grim reaper in like manor. Hooded cloaks, huge scythes, and a menacing aurora around them that is described as deadly. The cloaks they wear are traditional black, but accented with silver out lining along the trims with the inside reflecting the favorite color of their masters. Strengths: Ability to turn invisible (only while in their reaper form), Untraceable (does not extend to their masters), Levitation, Strength, and The ability to call their scythe to them. Weaknesses: Their arrogance, Holy materials, Churches, and Weakened abilities during the day. Typical Personality Trait: Known to have two different personalities. Their human form is vastly different than their reaper form. They are more hostile with a murderous aurora about them. Nothing can steer their mood besides their masters. Name Tattoo Location: Right side of their neck in black. Side note: Rare companions to have and tend to be at their peak during night time
Beastly Short Description: These companions vary in true form as they are known to be animal shape shifters. Strengths: Heightened senses, Increased Strength, The ability to change forms while fighting, and Tracking. Weaknesses: Blind spots based on the animal and their unstable personalities from their last transformation. Typical Personality Trait: As for their personalities, these companions attitudes can vary gravely due to the influence of the animal they have taken the last shape of. For instance if a beastly takes the form of a lion, then the residue personality will be prideful and boastful. Name Tattoo Location: Down their right shoulder in yellow. Side note: With the ability to take on any beastly form ordered by their masters, these beasts tend to be a bit unstable when left alone. Mainly because they posses so many different animalistic personalities at once. With this knowledge, most masters tend to keep their beastly from transferring to various animals regularly. Therefore there are one to three favorites typically used by that master. Their strengths and weaknesses will depend on the animal they have taken the form of.
Shadow Short Description: Resembles a shadow figure. Strengths: The ability to possess those that are non-supernatural or overly emotional, Ability to walk through solid objects, Blend in with the darkness, Levitation, and Provide temporary strength to their masters if they possess them for a short period of time. Weakness: Holy material, Churches, Silver, and Being in the day time for too long in their true forms drain them. Typical Personality Trait: These companions tend to have a more open personality. Though they are known to be quiet and secretive. Name Tattoo Location: Under their right eye in purple. Side note: Tend to be at their peak in the dark.
(Weapon) Slinger Short Description: Resemble that of cowboys to be quite frank. Though they have been seen wearing ninja, military, or samurai attire. But their true form varies in style of clothing based on the personality of their masters. These companions are known for their exceptional weaponry skills ranging from blades to hand explosives. Strengths and Weaknesses: Based on the weapons they are bestowed with. However, one major weakness is the use of a weapon in which they have not grown accustom to. Typical Personality Trait: These companions tend to have a more open personality. Though they are known to be bold and blunt. Name Tattoo Location: Along their knuckles in red. Side note: The weapon they carry is basically the weapon in which the masters place the most trust in. It is this type of weapon that determines their title (i.e. Gun Slinger, Sword Slinger, etc.)
Masters and companions share special bonds. With each companion having a special connection to their masters specifically. A Scythe can read their master’s emotions. A Beastly can track their master’s scent wherever. A Shadow can use their connection to their master’s to see and hear what they do at will (sometimes without the master even knowing). A [Weapon] Slinger can predict their master’s movements. Companions act at the will of their masters and sometimes they are able to act independently depending on the free reign given. Therefore they can either be good or bad with one major rule: a companion can never harm their own master. If such things do happen, then they are reported to the council in which they are trialed and given the death penalty.
In recent years, there have been reports of masters and their companions being slaughtered one after the other by a group of rebels looking to sever their ties. In truth, they have found such ways to do so, but the process is painful for both parties. Therefore, this group has been practicing on other people to get a better understanding of both the positive and negative effects which seem to vary from person to person. Their aim is to perfect this process and force upon everyone. No one should be forcibly bound to another. They find it inhumane and cruel. Or at least in their view point. This group has been targeting young masters and companions as of late. With this, they hope to turn enough of the youth on their side to wage a war against those who refuse to follow them. A war is coming, regardless if their plan is successful or not, the question is who will you be fighting for? Yourself or your partner?
CC SHEET FOR MASTERS Name: Age: Role: Master (Type) Companion’s Name: Special Talent (if applicable): Appearance: Occupation: (Work? School? Social Life?) Personality: Background:
CC SHEET FOR COMPANIONS Name: Age: (Same as Master) Role: Companion (Type) Weapon: Master’s Name: Appearance (True Form): Appearance (Human Form): Occupation in Human Form: (Work? School? Social Life?) Personality: Background:
CC SHEET FOR NON-MASTERS / NON-COMPANIONS Name: Age: Role: Non-master / non-companion Appearance: Special skills: Occupation: (Work? School? Social Life?) Personality: Background:
Alicia Elizabeth Henderson Age: 20 Role: Scythe Master Companion’s Name: Kane Harshmen
Special Talent (if applicable): Minor Healing - but even this can be extremely draining; and can feel the pain of her Scythe
Appearance: Alicia is 5’ 0’’ with black hair and bright brown eyes. She wears glasses with a aqua blue frame (her favorite color). She has soft, tan skin with a younger look to boot. Due to her height, she sometimes gets mistaken for a high schooler.
Occupation: College Student - Junior Year (Major: Psychology)
Personality: Tends to be quiet for the most part, but can be very outgoing with those she feels comfortable around. Alicia is known to be a book worm or music fanatic. Either she has a book in her hand, headphones hanging around her neck, or listening to music so loudly she can barely hear those around her. When faced with difficult choices she can be timid, but do not let that fool you. When it comes to something she is passionate about, her timidness disappears and she becomes headstrong. She is known by her friends as being very loyal and kind hearted. Though Alicia is no fool and can tell whom she can and cannot trust. At least she tries to.
Background: Alicia is one of the descendants of the original bloodlines who were first bestowed with the ability to have a companion. Much of her life was rather average, though the concept to her was a bit hard to understand entirely. When Alicia first learned of her companion, she was in denial. She was not sure exactly what it meant to have a companion tied to her growing up. It felt weird to have someone sworn to you at birth. Almost unnatural. But overtime she became comfortable with it, it was nice to have someone always there. Someone she knew she could trust and would take care of her when she was unable to take care of herself. Though, Alicia always makes sure her companion knows that she can take care of herself as she prefers to keep her independence. Being the master of a Scythe, in her eyes, is a bit tricky due to their flopping personalities and the murderous aurora they give off. In truth she was terrified of her companion, she knew they would never hurt her, but still that gaze made her tremble to her core. Thus, she has requested her companion stay in their human form majority of the time to make her feel at ease.
Additional Notes: She also lives in an off-site campus apartment that houses masters and their companions.
Kane Harshmen Age: 20 (Same as Master) Role: Scythe Companion Weapon: Scythe
Companion’s Name: Alicia Henderson
Special Talent (if applicable): Empath - can feel the emotions of his master while in close proximity at will
Appearance (True Form): Kane wears a murderous intent in his eyes. The cloak he wears is traditional black and accented with silver out lining along the trims, like all Scythes, with the inner lining an aqua color to reflect Alicia’s love for blue. His scythe is a bit longer than most with the blade being only on the inner side of the weapon. The material is lightweight for the wielded itself, but feels like lead for those who try to wield it themselves. The scythe consists of a red and blue varying color pattern that in some areas mix together to make purple.
Appearance (Human Form): Kane is 6’ 10’’ with shoulder length silver hair and deep crimson eyes. He has soft, pale skin with a rough, build look to him. He also has three left ear piercings and one on his right ear. Due to rough appearance, he sometimes seen as a delinquent.
Occupation: College Student - Junior Year (Major: Alchemy)
Personality: A bit opposite of his master. Kane can be outgoing and humorous in human form when people try to get know him. But he mostly has a carefree attitude. He seems like a trouble maker, but knows very well when and when not to stir the pot. He can be standoffish, and intimidating upon his first impression on others. Though this tends to be the likes of all Scythe before they truly get to know the other person. Very smart, even though he hates school and studying for anything. Enjoys his quiet time while home, but can become the life of a party if allowed when interacting with hers. Kane has been known to lose his temper from time to time and get impatient. But when it comes to Alicia, he does his best to dial it back as much as he can as to not make her more scared of him than she already is. One thing he most definitely hates, is dishonesty. In his true form, he is more complacent and tactful. His demeanor turns dangerous, especially when tested.
Background: Kane has spent most of life being around his master. Or rather hiding in the shadows watching his master. Being paired with someone who is particularly afraid of your companion type can be a bit difficult. Ever since they were little and received his name, he has tried his best to make Alicia feel as comfortable around him as he can. Even if that means the two just sit or walk in silence. He struggles with trying to know how she really feels about him but is too afraid to ask. The Scythe reputation is not the best out there. With most Scythes’ masters dying early or ending up murdered, with the idea that maybe this companion type in particular is plagued with the curse of death. As a child, Kane did not have very many friends to begin with because of this notion. In fact, most of his friends were other Scythe companion types. He made promise to himself that no matter what it took he would break the terrible reputation of the Scythe companion type.
Additional Notes: He lives right next door to Alicia’s apartment. Kane can play the guitar and the drums.