· Other Affiliations ·
February 4th, 2012
Harney Peak, South Dakota
High School Student
· Known Relatives ·
Slim to athletic
· Distinguishing Features ·
Because of flyaway hair that he has a hard time controlling, he often wears hats and hoods.
Powers & Abilities
· Known Powers ·
Limited atmospheric manipulation. Air bending.
· Equipment ·
A spelled necklace which summons his armor. Wing-webbing on summoned armor achieving flight.
· Other Abilities ·
"The wind blows out candles and kindles fires." ~Franois de la Rochefoucauld
"The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." ~John 3:8
The elemental forces of nature capture the heart. Sonnets and songs regale the pillars which bear the four corners of creation. Burning fire ignites the passions of man and sears the world from the Southern Watchtower. Water flows from the Western Tower bringing nourishment to the children of men. The foundations of earth bear the fruits of life, stretching like a vine from the Northern Watchtower. And air…
Element of the Guardian of the Watchtower to the East, we call to thee…
No one can tell me,
Where the wind comes from,
Where the wind goes. ~AA Milne
Voiceless it cries,
Mouthless mutters. ~JRR Tolkien
O you that are so strong and cold,
O blower, are you young or old?
Are you a beast of field and tree,
Or just a stronger child than me? ~R.L Stevenson
Wild Spirit, which art moving everywhere;
Destroyer and Preserver; hear, O hear! ~Percy Shelley
‘Cause I don’t know, I don’t know where I am
Can you tell me, will I break or will I bend?
Will the wind ever come again? ~The Fray
The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind
The answer is blowin’ in the wind ~ Dylan
Air… Wind… Sought by the poet. The raw power of youth and freedom. A flowing spirit of frivolity and unbound energy.
The magical element of Air has no form to speak of. One cannot see the wind. One can only see the effects of the wind. Harnessed for leisure and recreation… Singing a soft song in the treetops… Carrying the birds of the sky… Whipping the golden hair of a young girl… Destroying the eastern coastlines… Pulling seeds from the ground to light elsewhere to bear life… Drawing mists from the oceans to moisten abandoned docks…
But what happens when the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, through ancient and forbidden magic, gives form to the formless and creates a living flesh from bound elemental energy?
This is the story of Kyse Drayson…
Kyse is a construct - an elemental incarnate. He is a sylph given human form.
Four elemental arks were created early in the history of mankind. An order of priests has safeguarded these arcs, each with distinctive powers relative to their assigned element (earth, air, fire, water). Centuries prior, the arks were separated to distant lands in order to protect them. However, a ritual cult, seeking to usurp the power of the elements for themselves, began tracking them down one by one. The Priest known as 'Drayson', during an attack on his stronghold in the Black Hills of South Dakota, became overwhelmed by a cadre of cultists. In a last ditch effort to preserve the power of the ark, he inadvertently gave it form and life. Thus Kyse was 'born.' Immediately bonded to his creator, Kyse defended the Priest from the cultists and drove them back. The two then escaped into the world and thus began their tale.
Endure the East Wind
Where the Wind Comes From - Full Origin Story
- A crossover story. (in progress)
“You throw the sand against the wind and the wind blows it back again.” ~William Blake
Kyse's primary and most significant ability is that of moving and manipulation the air around him by force of will. This is not a skill he has had to learn, although certain applications of this skill he learns as he goes. In a vacuum he would be essentially powerless. And also suffocate.
From this ability many creative applications are possible. Kyse is able to form pockets of dense air and hurl them at attackers. He can create vortexes of wind to hold ememies or lift them from the ground. And he can emanate cyclonic action from his body, damaging to those around him.
In the strictest sense, Kyse does not have a supernatural ability to fly. However, by altering air pressure around his body and by summoning significant wind speeds beneath and behind him, he is able to achieve lift. This ability is almost worthless unless he is wearing some type of wing apparatus to aid him in actual flight. As such, he makes a point to have some form of custom wing-webbing attached to his clothes at all times. This is not always possible.
Through an unconscious connection to the mystical energies of earth, Kyse is able to provide limited healing to his own body. This primarily manifests when he sleeps by no choice of his own. However, he is learning to use the ability in more practical ways to aid him in combat.
“No wind is of service to him that is bound for nowhere.” ~French Proverb
Currently, Kyse is settling into life in the big city. He's registered as a hero and was enrolled in Westside High before getting expelled. He has registered at Grace Memorial High School to finish out the school year. Also, he's found the majority of his 'hero-ing' is related to campus life, though he's discovered it a little hard to connect with students on any meaningful level at present.
Important Events (From most recent)
Kyse's Journal - (Old information... Retconned...)
“If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.” ~Kahlil Gibran
Kyse is an innocent. Being new to the world his lack of experience makes him naive and trusting to the point of fault, though he has been warned not to be. He is sometimes shy out of necessity, but deeply desires not to be. Metaphor is often wasted on him and he tends to take things quite literally. He has no experience in interpersonal relationships which can sometimes make his reactions and responses unbalanced or inappropriate. Kyse expects the best from people and is often puzzled by the darker range of behaviors and emotions from humans and non-humans alike. He tends to stare. But only because he is deeply curious and observes everything around him.
He suffers from a profound sense of disconnectedness. Unsure whether this is just a product of his strange nature or whether it can be overcome he tends to shy away from the prospect of finding out. He wants to connect to others, but fears it as well for a whole range of reasons. Often he'll take the first step in initiating some type of contact or deepening of understanding, but immediately back off if he feels slightly vulnerable or threatened.
For such strange beginnings Kyse is a relatively normal teenager. He can be profoundly serious one moment and goofy and childlike the next, without much preamble or transition between the two. In moments of quiet introspection, he wonders who and what he is, where he comes from, and where he is going. But he can leave most of his existential crises in those moments once he gets distracted by something else.
Kyse's biggest fear is that the magic that made him be, will one day make him 'un-be.' He worries that his existence is a metaphysical accident that teeters on the brink of annihilation - fleeting as the wind.
Kyse is a slight, but well built young man that appears like any other average mid-teen boy. He is fair of skin and quick to smile. He's generally wearing a hat or hood at all times to keep his wild hair under control. He doesn't really have a 'style' per se, but wears anything clean and close at hand. In fact, if he could he would go without clothing as he finds them binding. Very often he'll ditch his shoes if given half the chance. His discomfort in clothes is often marked by a continuous tugging at his sleeves and shirt tail. The only remarkable thing about his appearance is that after extended manipulation of the elements his eyes begin glowing bright blue upon blue. This effect fades as he relinquishes control of his powers.
OOC & RP Hooks
- Mystical characters would sense a strong core of distracting elemental energy when near Kyse. Nothing dangerous or detrimental to function...just a nagging that there is a mystical draft in the room.
- Psychics would have an easy read of this character as he hasn't learned the necessity of any boundaries.
- Being a new creation with limited experience in a body, Kyse is a blank slate romantically. Not that he doesn't have attractions, he just won't know what to do with them.
- Kyse is obsessed with trying new foods.
- Kyse will be looking for magic or imbued armor to be created for him at some point in the future. Any magicians up for the job or who have such a skill-set and wanna RP hit me up in game.
- Mystical characters may have some insight into Kyse's origin that he himself may not understand. The Metaphysics (as they appear in the wonderland that is my head) work like this: The shed blood of the Order who sacrificed their lives intermingled with the blood of Drayson on the ark during the assault on the stronghold. The magic summoned by Drayson with the intention of freeing the air energy from the ark in conjunction with his invocation of old gods from the four corners of the Earth created a mystical alignment the ignited the spark of life that became Kyse. In short, a conglomeration of ritual summoning, spiritual invocation, & blood magic utilizing the elemental core in the ark as a matrix made the boy.