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 Kalliope Tamsin, Kaia || Lord Patrick Archer
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 Posted: Jun 10 2016, 07:09 PM
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Character: Kalliope Tamsin

Full Name: Kalliope Tamsin
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Sexuality: Bisexual

Class: Guardian
Starting City: Harper's Pass
Patron or Trick Lord: Lord Patrick Archer
Merits: Lv.07 [ 2.34 / 10 ]
Total Level: Lv.07 [ 2.34 / 10 ]
Condition: Sore hip for 3 IC days. Kalliope has been Tricked! Her Travels will become a musical, with backup singing from the mods and random NPCs, for the next 3 posts.
Aptitudes


Overall Appearance:
    Kalliope is taller than average at 5'9". Her father is taller still, though only when he is able to stand high and proud. Her height is the only thing she gained from his aesthetic genetics. The rest of her mirrors her mother. Tan and small-boned, she wears hard-earned muscles that give her definition rather than leaving her a thin waif of a woman too tall to tolerate. Her thick hair is cut short around her chin, usually braided back and clipped along her ear or tucked away. Rich auburn hair shines beautifully in the sun and curls upward only at the ends. Her long, slender nose is all her mother's doing, as is her pointed chin. Hazel eyes are an interesting combination of green and orange-stained brown, though they look mostly dark green upon inspection. Her freckled skin is darker than her mother's by a few shades mostly due to her staying outside more often than not.

    Kalliope prefers close-fitted clothes, tunics and trousers. Skirts impede her movement and loose, flowing blouses get tangled up at the worst times. She avoids jewelry and permanent ink, having little vanity of herself. In fact she cuts her own hair to keep it from tickling her throat or tangling too much. She is passing fair in beauty, perhaps she might be as exquisite as her mother was in her youth if Kali so much as attempted to put in an effort. She never does, however. She cares little makeup or accessories or appearance. She has too much on her mind to worry of how others might find her attractive. She has a white scar over her left shoulder, deep bite marks from a poochyena that have smoothed from the hideous puckered appearance the first year she'd received it. Her hands are moderately calloused from hard work and the soles of her feet sturdy from working barefoot instead of taking time to repair her shoes. Truth be told, her personality stands out more than her appearance.
Distinguishing Features:
  • Scarring on left shoulder from a bite
  • Chin-length, vivid auburn hair
Overall Personality:
    Kalliope is extremely headstrong. Anxiety and uncertainty don't touch her. Hesitation is not in her nature. She believes in causes of all sorts, from better treatment pokemon owned by disreputable breeders to the fantasy of emptying out the catacombs cut into the mountain of all rogues and villains. However, she's a very hasty person. Waiting the full facts isn't something she's willing to do. If she knows something's wrong and she has the power to interfere, she will regardless of how little information there is to go on. She'd throw herself into a robbery taking place without knowing how many bandits are there, who's being robbed, or if she's alone in the endeavor. Nothing stops her from doing what she sees is right.

    This is another negative aspect of who she is. Kalliope sees everything in black and white. Gray areas are either nonexistent or it takes extremely patient people with ample evidence to prove otherwise. Say there was a robbery in place, and she protected those being stolen from. Turns out they're thieves who stole from someone else. Doesn't matter to her--someone tried to attack these people and she'd fight to protect them. That she'd try to arrest those she protected as soon as the fight's over is a given, of course. Recklessness is in her blood. She won't think things through and so endangers herself, yes. But she also doesn't value the protection of her own life over others. She believes dying in sacrifice of others is a worthy way to go. That being said, she doesn't go out of her way to die. She would simply save another with her own life if possible.

    One very distinct attribute she doesn't much talk about is her claustrophobia. She's fine in large groups no matter how tightly packed, so long as there's open space above her. It's when the space becomes cramped and tight she has trouble. A tunnel carved by a drillbur, just big enough her to squeeze into, would give her a panic attack. However her drive and loyalty is strong. She might suffer a panic attack crawling through such a space but knowing someone needed her on the other side, she'd fight through it tight spaces be damned. While her loyalty is to a fault, and she might not see the negative aspects of a person she loves or trusts, her level of hurt at betrayal is doled out in equal portions. Those who hurt her or take advantage are immediately sliced from her life and the wounds left behind cauterized. She doesn't bear grudges. She just doesn't care anymore about someone as an individual if they've hurt her.
History:
    Growing up in Harper's Pass would have been more than enough to keep the interest of a young girl on its own. Kalliope spent half her life on the road. During spring and summer, her family traveled the breadth of Harper establishing contacts, creating contracts and selling wares from varying places. Merchants by trade, her parents were determined to break ground wherever they went and become a well renowned company. By the time Kali was six she'd been across Harper twice - nearly drowning in the bayous of Cypwater in an ill-fated game with her mother's pokemon. At ten her father Boris began to teach her to fight. First with wooden sticks, then with fists. Boris spent decades on the road and ten years as a handler before becoming a merchant. His skills were well-founded.

    Kalliope's mother was the businesswoman of their family. She handled finances and dictated deals. She was charismatic, beautiful and intelligent. No one could hold a litwick to her abilities. Unfortunately Kalliope inherited little but her looks from Moira. Kali is the only daughter of the merchant couple, as Moira was quite a bit older at Kalliope's birth and is no longer able to bear children. During fall and winter times the family returned to their shop in Harper's Pass where they sold wares and did smaller deals. This was a compromise of Moira's. She would travel the world with her husband--but only half the year. The other half must be used to build up their store and establish a proper business front. She did incredibly well, too. And every spring they'd take off again, the warehouses handled by trusted employees and the store closed until fall.

    During each summer Boris took Kalliope on the road with the family. As she grew older he taught her more of the land and what he'd learned through trial and error. When bandits inevitably attacked she stood side by side with him. She was never treated as better than anyone else, either. She worked to set up tents, haul water and gather wood. She hunted food in shifts and put on night shifts to watch trouble. Kalliope learned hard work and humility in this way. Around fall of her seventeenth year the little family returned to their holdings in Harper's Pass. Boris sat her down, nearing sixty-four by this point, and began to explain. He was sick. He had been sick the past two years but it was a steady decline and so he was able to work through it.

    But no more. This year was the last they would travel the realm. From then on they would work primarily out of Harper's Pass, using contacts in other cities to boost their reach. Moira was glad to settle down permanently and took over everything, including what used to be Boris' half of the business. And through the winter Kalliope watched her father falter. At first walking was difficult after too much strain and his balance was a bit off. But as cold weather seeped into his old bones, tremors set in. Then it was difficult him to get out of bed at all without help, and needed something to help him move around the house. When she turned eighteen her father was committed to bed permanently. His eyesight faded gradually though his mind remained strong and clever. Moira loved him and spent time with him but her priority was the business. Taking care of Boris fell to Kalliope.

    This she did without being asked, without rancor at the task. She took care of him daily amidst other jobs their business. In the mornings she fed and bathed him, in afternoons she ran errands, helped organize warehouse inventories, and carried what needed to be carried customers and business partners alike. She fed her father dinner and read to him now that he could no longer do so himself, and helped him as needed. Then she'd spend the rest of the daylight and hours beyond practicing her sword craft. Once her father promised to teach her archery. Now it was but a dream. She had other dreams, of course. Ones she pretended not to have while she cared her beloved father.

    When she had been younger, perhaps twelve, Kalliope discovered the catacombs. Winter is boring a young girl with little work to do. Keeping busy became impossible. She practiced swords with her father but--well, eventually he had other things to do too. So she explored the city and discovered the catacombs. She played in them every winter after chores or when she found extra time. It was like a chance at adventuring all on her own and she loved it. When she was around fourteen, playing like usual, she heard the clatter of armor and loud voices. She followed the sound to what looked to be guardians in a debacle. Their targets were three men, and as the battle came to a climax one abandoned the rest to their fates and bolted. The guardians were too busy to give chase. So, like all headstrong, reckless young girls do, Kalliope decided to chase him down and perform a citizen's arrest.

    Kali nearly had him, too. If it wasn't his pokemon leaping out of the shadows and tackling her, she would have captured him. But she underestimated her opponent and had no way to fight a pokemon without killing it. Besides she hadn't any weapons at the time, just a wooden stick and the clothes on her back. The poochyena bit into her shoulder pretty deeply and knocked her out. The guardians found and reprimanded her, telling her she was too young to risk her life in a fight. Since then, she's never forgotten the rush of hunting down a rogue. Of course, at twenty she still took care of her ailing father. His mind was strong but his body weak and failing. It took so much energy Boris to sit up and eat, or to stretch, that he became tired too easily and slept days at a time.

    Kalliope worried over him like a mother hen and waited on him hand and foot. She left her mother to delegate her usual chores so she might better care him. And then one day he fell out of bed. She wasn't sure how he made it that far but she'd heard him cry out and the loud thump upstairs. She raced up and helped him back into bed, worrying and checking over him. Finally he slapped her hands away and cried out, "Stop this! I'm dying, Kalliope. I'm dying and there's nothing you can do about it. Now stop wasting your life away on an old man and live. Live me. Give me something to be proud of when I pass on." He refused to listen to her when she tried to reason with him. Tears, the first time in years, fell from her eyes. She clung to him despite his pushing her away and wept. When she settled, he stoked her arm with a fragile finger. "There is nothing left you here, my dearest daughter. Please, don't watch me die. Don't sit here and see me waste away. Do something with your life. Something important. Whatever it is, I'll be proud of you."

    From that moment, she made a decision. She stayed three more days to tie up loose ends and pack, then she left early in the morning the forests surrounding Harper's Pass. Joining the guardians was something she wanted to do a long time. Now she had the chance to do something. She wouldn't let it slip away.
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The Player:
Name: Kaia
Age: 23
Time Zone: Mountain(for now)
How did you find us? An evil sorcerer

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Items Bag:

Money: 5,263g
Weapon(s):
  • Short sword
  • Shortbow and Quiver of 25 arrows
  • (1) Ground-type Morningstar - Heavy-hitter and blunt-forced, though it does look fairly simple for a weapon. Its weight and effect is such that it may cause the opponent's balance to be thrown off for several seconds after the blow. Electric-type attacks deal no damage, though it may chip or break when faced with water-, grass-, or ice-type attacks.
  • (1) Water Axe - a curious weapon with a blue-tinted blade. It is able to absorb blows better than the average axe when used to counter an attack, and if someone is struck in the face and survives, the axe may still cause drowning.
Armour:
  • Scalemail shirt and pants, small shield
  • (1) small Fighting-type Buckler - minimizes shock received from attacks that hit the shield, allowing the wearer to shrug off impacts while having full range of motion.
  • (1) Magma Armor ring - Gives immunity to Freezing
Items:
  • (1) Pokecard
    • Upgrade: Pokemon Potential
  • (5) Pokeballs
  • (3) Friend Balls
  • (1) Quick Ball
  • (1) Dive Ball
  • (5) Potions
  • (1) Great Potion
  • (1) Full Heal
  • (1) Rare Candies
  • (1) Soothe Bell [held by Ismene]
  • (1) Fire Gem [held by Erebos]
  • (1) Eviolite
  • (2) Psychic Gems [1 held by Kazimir]
  • (1) Anti-Magic Ward
  • (1) 50% off coupon in the Fough Place smithing weapon shop
  • (1) Wetlands Habitat incense
  • (1) Normal-Fairy incense
  • (1) Electric-Steel Incense
  • (1) Dragon-type Incense
  • (1) Habitat Incense of choice coupon
  • (2) Aptitude Scroll Coupons
  • (1) Blessing of Luck Coupon
  • Treasure items and artifacts, est. 1500 gold value
  • (1) Dawn Stone
  • (1) Aptitude Tutor session: First Aid
  • (5) One-Use Transport Balls
  • (1) Early Evolution Spell
  • (1) Psychic Z-Crystal
  • (1) Dark Z-Crystal
  • (1) Ice Z-Crystal
  • (1) Psychic Amulet
  • (1) Magma Armor ring (Equipped by Kalliope)
  • Set of (2) Mist and (2) Safeguard patches
  • (1) Serving of Kaia's Ratatouille (+2 Happiness to a fed pokemon)
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  • (1) Qualot berry
  • (1) Persim berry
  • (1) Aspear berry
  • (6) Sitrus berries
  • (2) Liechi berries
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Mission: (if applicable)

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 Posted: Jun 10 2016, 07:11 PM
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Party pokémon

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Kazimir

Lv. 21 Exp: 8.55/10
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Kalliope Tamsin ( Kaia )
Held Item: Psychic Gem
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Trace: Copies an opponent's ability upon entering battle.
Telepathy: Protects against friendly Pokémon's damaging move
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Growl, Confusion, Teleport, Double Team, Disarming Voice, Lucky Chant, Magical Leaf, Heal Pulse, Destiny Bond [Egg], Shadow Sneak [Egg], Ice Punch [tutor], Psyshock, Calm Mind, Light Screen, Telekinesis, Psychic, Reflect, Rest, Ally Switch, Skill Swap, Dream Eater, Trick Room, Sleep Talk, Psych Up
Notes:
Starter Pokémon
Blessing of Divine Protection

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Erebos (Eerie)

Lv. 23 Exp: 1.25/10
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Kalliope Tamsin ( Kaia )
Held Item: Fire Gem
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Flash Fire: Activates when user is hit by a damaging Fire-type move (including Fire-type Hidden Power). Once activated, user’s Fire-type moves deal 1.5 times damage. While this ability is in effect, this Pokémon is immune to damage from Fire-type attacks and Fire-type Hidden Power (accuracy and effect from these moves are ignored). For Fire-type Pokémon with this ability, Will-O-Wisp activates this ability without having an effect. If a non-Fire-type Pokémon has this ability, Will-O-Wisp will activate the ability and will have an effect.
Unnerve: The opponent Pokémon will never use their held Berry while the Pokémon is in battle
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Leer, Ember, Howl, Smog, Odor Sleuth, Roar, Fire Fang [Egg], Rage [Egg], Hyper Voice [tutor], Taunt, Thief, Torment, Embargo, Payback, Snarl, Dark pulse, Sunny Day, Flamethrower, Fire Blast, Flame Charge, Overheat, Incinerate, Will-O-Wisp
Notes:
Ubiquitous Catch June '16 Level 5
75% of the way to mastering Firestorm - combo with Ismene

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Ismene

Lv. 23 Exp: 0/10
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Kalliope Tamsin ( Kaia )
Held Item: Soothe Bell
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Competitive: Raises Sp. Atk stat by two stages whenever a stat is lowered
Friend Guard: In Double & Triple battles, the damage that ally Pokémon receive from attacks is reduced by 25%.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Sing, Charm, Defense Curl, Pound, Sweet Kiss, Copycat, Feint Attack[Egg], Heal Pulse[Egg], Flamethrower [TM], Solar Beam [TM], Dream Eater [TM], Mega Punch [Tutor], Swagger [Tutor], Hidden Power(Electric, Low), Protect, Safeguard, Frustration, Double Team, Facade, Attract, Round, Echoed Voice, Flash, Psych Up, Swagger, Sleep Talk, Substitute, Secret Power, Confide
Notes:
Purchased from Pokemon Shoppe Aug 2016 at Level 5.
+2 Sp. Attack
+1Atk
Working on her control.
75% of the way to mastering Firestorm - combo with Erebus


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Ekans

Lv. 18 Exp: 0/8
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Aifric Archibald ( Arrior )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: Less than 50% health; will need a healer before battling again
Abilities:
Shed Skin: Every turn, it has a 1 in 3 chance of healing from a status condition (BURN, PARALYZE, SLEEP, POISON, FREEZE).
Unnerve: The opponent Pokémon will never use their held Berry while the Pokémon is in battle. Opponents in S.O.S. Battles are more likely to call for help.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Wrap, Leer, Poison Sting, Bite, Glare, Screech, Beat Up [Egg], Poison Fang [Egg], Toxic, Venoshock, Sludge Wave, Sludge Bomb, Poison Jab
Notes:
Captured on Route 2 at level 18
Very determined; never gives up on prey/food
Willing to resort to violence to take what he believes to be his

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Seviper

Lv. 01 Exp: 0/4
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Kalliope Tamsin ( Kaia )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Shed Skin: Every turn, it has a 1 in 3 chance of healing from a status condition (BURN, PARALYZE, SLEEP, POISON, FREEZE).
Infiltrator: The protections and stat boosts caused by the moves Substitute, Reflect, Light Screen and Safeguard by the opponent are ignored.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Wrap, Swagger, Bite, Punishment [Egg], Wring Out [Egg], Toxic, Venoshock, Sludge Wave, Sludge Bomb, Poison Jab
Notes:
Hatched from an Egg

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Fire-type Egg

Lv. 01 Exp: 0/4
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: --- ( --- )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: ---
Abilities: ---
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
---
Notes:
Holiday Promo '17

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Stored pokémon

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Plusle

Lv. 03 Exp: 0/4
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Kalliope Tamsin ( Kaia )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Plus: When battling with Plus or Minus, Special Attack increases by 50%.
Lightningrod: Electric-type moves are drawn to this Pokémon. Electric-type moves will do no damage and the Pokémon's SP ATK is raised one stage. If the Pokémon is Ground-type, moves are drawn to it, but it gets no boost.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Nuzzle, Play Nice, Growl, Thunder Wave, Quick Attack, Sing [Egg], Sweet Kiss [Egg], Thunderbolt, Thunder, Charge Beam, Volt Switch, Thunder Wave, Wild Charge, Shock Wave
Notes:
Ubiq catch on Route 2, July 2017
Close friends with Minun

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Minun

Lv. 04 Exp: 0/4
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Kalliope Tamsin ( Kaia )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Minus: When battling with Plus or Minus, Special Attack increases by 50%.
Volt Absorb: The Pokémon heals up to 1/4 of its maximum Hit Points when hit with Electric-type moves.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Nuzzle, Play Nice, Growl, Thunder Wave, Quick Attack, Charm [Egg], Discharge [Egg], Thunderbolt, Thunder, Charge Beam, Volt Switch, Thunder Wave, Wild Charge, Shock Wave
Notes:
Ubiq catch on Route 2, July 2017
Close friends with Plusle

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Species or Name

Lv. 01 Exp: 0/4
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: --- ( --- )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: ---
Abilities: ---
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
---
Notes:
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