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 Katheryn "Kat" Knighton, jadedragonette | Handler
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 Posted: Jun 7 2015, 02:31 AM
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Character: Katheryn Knighton

Full Name: Katheryn "Kat" Knighton
Age: 19
Gender: Female
Sexuality: Asexual

Class: Handler
Starting City: Doran Village
Patron or Trick Lord: N/A
Credits: Lv.06 [ 6.96 / 10 ]
Condition: For 4 travel posts, she will feel overwhelmingly compelled to be loud and cheesy, calling out her Pokemon's attacks in a dramatic fashion, using soliloquies whenever possible.
Aptitudes


Overall Appearance:
    Standing at a mere 4'5", Katheryn certainly wasn't the tallest person around, and her thin build (she weighed a little less than 80 pounds) didn't help her stand out any more than her height. She's also careful to at least attempt to blend in, wearing relatively neutral colors in her self-mended clothing. It's not like she actively tries to sneak around or anything, she just takes care to not stand out as much as possible - standing out only brings trouble, after all.

    Kat could rather easily pass as a young boy - due to having a rather neglectful childhood, followed by years as a street urchin, she hadn't developed as much as she might have been expected to otherwise. What little bust she had grown, she kept wrapped fairly tightly as to keep the appearance of a young boy, finding it handy in getting out of scrapes. Sure, they got into more physical fights and such than females did, but a young boy wandering around alone got far less people curious than a young girl walking around alone, and she had gotten tired of well-meaning people asking where her parents were. One good thing about her deciding to pass as a male child, of course, was that voice-wise, she didn't really have to do anything except pitch her voice in a less "feminine" manner - though that had a lot more to do with word choice than actual pitch, seeing as she could pass as being around 10, physically.

    All told, with her short, dark brown hair and light hazel eyes, plus multiple years' worth of experience blending in, Kat certainly makes a very convincing boy-child instead of the woman she really is...for short periods of time, at least, as exposure to her inevitably shows that she’s older than she looks.
Distinguishing Features:
  • N/A
Overall Personality:
    A bit of a loner by habit, she gets rather nervous around large groups of people - as such, when in situations she can’t avoid that involve lots of people, she tries to stay towards the edges of the crowd, afraid that she’ll get lost in the middle and start freaking out or something. She also tends to rub her arms (or at least one) when uncomfortable, a nervous habit from nights spent in the cold, wondering if she’d make it to the next morning.

    She usually lives day-to-day, rarely thinking about the future, with the knowledge that, especially at this point in her life, she couldn’t afford to spend time dwelling on dreams - without the resources to easily get food or shelter daily, she’s learned that the only way to survive is to keep dredging on. That’s not to say she’s never happy, she takes happiness where she can get it - just that she doesn’t see the point in wasting time hoping for something better when she’s fought for so long to just survive per day.

    The last few years spent being a loner and semi-hermit has left her a bit rusty with social interactions - she’s rather socially awkward, not sure what to say or when to say it, or really just how to act around other people. In situations like that, she tends to revert to her cover of ten-ish-year-old boy, finding it a good cover most of the time - as a child, she isn't expected to react as an adult to most situations.

    When on her own, she relaxes and just enjoys life as best she can, humming songs she’s made up in her head to break up the silence. She finds solace in taking care of Pokemon, much preferring Pokemon to people - thus far, Pokemon have been better “people” to her than actual people, after all.

    Despite a history of the Guardians having caused her "harm", she was still rather leery of the Rogue side of life - Rogues usually were the ones trying to rape or steal from her, and she didn't like that, of course. So while she wouldn't go out of her way to stop someone else from breaking the law, she also wouldn't break the law on purpose unless it kept someone else (or a Pokemon) from harm.
History:
    Katheryn Knighton was born into a family who didn’t want a child, yet had plenty of money to care for one if necessary, including hiring a nurse to take care of said child. Religious beliefs prevented them from aborting the pregnancy, then once she was born, social stigma plus superstition prevented them from adopting out the child. So pretty much from the moment she was free from her mother’s womb, she was placed under the care of a wet nurse, then to a nanny once she was weaned to real food. This was the closest to adoption that they could agree upon, as technically Katheryn would still be their child despite someone else being responsible for her well-being.

    However, as her parents refused to have anything to do with her from that day on (beyond providing the money for her care), plus the fact that they had waited until nearly the last possible moment to get the nanny, they hadn’t exactly made any effort to make sure they had the best nanny around. Thus, Katheryn grew up knowing she wasn’t wanted - not just that, but also that the man hired to take care of her just didn’t care, so long as he got his pay. There were days where her caretaker would just forget about her, and she’d go for hours playing outside before she’d be remembered about. Missed meals were fairly common due to this - never enough to actually kill her, but she never felt like she had truly enough to eat.

    When she was six years old, she’d finally gotten desperate enough to make her first attempt to run away - her caretaker didn’t notice she was gone for several hours, after which he went directly to the Guardians for help, worried that his easy paycheck would be revoked if the kid was lost. Within about an hour of the start of the search, she was found hiding in an alleyway, and was simply told off for running away and put back into the care of her nanny. After that, he kept a closer eye on her - well, sort of, as he used his Pokemon, a shiny Eevee, as a watcher.

    Said Eevee was a far better nanny than the hired nanny, though that wasn't hard to do. It became her constant companion, going as far as sleeping beside her at night to make sure she wouldn’t run away again. Eventually it warmed up to her enough to also become pretty much her best friend, making sure she had something to eat or drink when she needed either by bugging its master until he made food, and playing with her to help pass the time and ease her loneliness. This helped, though didn’t make up for the earlier years of little food or care. Thus passed the next few years.

    On Katheryn’s 13th birthday, her parents finally decided that they’d given enough of their money to the care of the child they never wanted, and that it would be socially acceptable to let her out on her own. They fired the nanny, then had one of their servants watch Katheryn pack a bag in preparation for making her own way in the world. The nanny, continuing to not care for Katheryn (and more than a bit jealous of the connection between his Eevee and the child), refused to give her the luxury of saying goodbye to her friend and left while she was still packing.

    Without anywhere to go, and nothing beyond a single bag to call her own, Katheryn had to learn both how to feed herself and to find shelter in the world all on her own. Luckily for her, she wasn’t by any means spoiled, so she was at least used to going without on certain things (like companionship or sound) - though not so much food or drink anymore.

    For a while, she just tried to live her life as it was before, just without a home or reliable food or a friend of any sort. By the end of the first week, she had Guardians trying to find her a new home - something that, in her experience thus far, she really didn’t want. As such, she hid and ran as far as she could before resting. Learning from that experience, she slowly started learning that people expected to see certain things in the people around them, and how to show them what they wanted to see.

    After the first few rape attempts in dark alleys, she eventually learned to keep an eye on people around her and to make sure she wasn’t being followed before heading to where she hid her stuff. Rape and theft attempts also convinced her that she’d have to do her best to hide the fact that she was female, which was easy for the first year or so as she hadn’t developed a bust yet. But as the years passed and she developed a bit more, it became harder and harder to pass as a boy...at least, until she decided to do something about it and wrap her chest to give the appearance of being male. It took her a year or so to get truly used to the extra pressure around the chest area, but at least the rape attempts were less often while everyone thought of her as male.

    At this point, she was about 17, and used to spending time on the streets, passing time doing simple things around where she was staying to earn money or food or occasionally a place to stay for the night. Or even, at times, taking care of some poor Pokemon left in an alley to die. Even though she knew logically that she was now passed the age where she had to worry about well-meaning Guardians trying to send her to a home if she assumed her real age, she was so used to being seen as a boy-child at this point that she was more comfortable pretending than to be herself.

    For the last few years, necessity has driven her to spend most of her time alone. Over time, she’s gotten used to being lonely, and no longer actively goes out of her way to get to know other people, as experience has taught her that other people generally just bring trouble - including Guardians trying to “do the right thing” and Rogues trying to either steal from her or kill her, or, less often, rape her. Playing semi-hermit, on the other hand, has brought less attention - and thus less hardships. Of course, her newest decision to become a Handler will change things, but despite her anxiety, she strongly believes that this decision, despite the drawbacks, will be for the better.
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The Player:
Name: Christina, aka jadedragonette
Age: 25
Time Zone: PST
How did you find us? Long, long ago...years in fact, I was a member of Oracle Zone...sadly, just before it went poof, so I didn't get too far in. However, randomly finding that site again brought me here. Been lurking for at least 2 years, on and off, then finally decided it's well past time for me to try my rusty hand at this thing...
Anything Else: Bit rusty here, plus a job. Both add up to a bit slower update schedule...so if I should disappear for a week or two, that's likely the cause. -.- Also...sorry for any grammar/spelling mistakes that remain, I've tried to weed them out but most likely something is off somewhere due to a mixture of lack of sleep and rustiness.

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Items Bag:

Money: 1,303g
Weapon(s): Short sword and Buckler
Armour: Leather-backed chainmail shirt and pants; Charm Spectacles emulation gear
Items:
  • (1) Pokecard
    • Map Upgrade: Locates berry trees (not type-specific)
    • Pokeball Upgrade: "Long-Distance Recall"
  • (1) Poke Ball
  • (2) Rare Candies
  • (1) Ultra Ball
  • (2) Potions
  • (1) Super Potion
  • (1) Revive
  • (1) Dusk Stone
  • (1) Voucher for full set of SSA gear
  • (1) Heal Bell emulation gear
  • Free Travel Services: Can be called remotely from on route. May borrow a bird, teleporting psychic, or land or water mount. This pokemon will refuse to battle and will be returned immediately after use to the guild by the abra network
  • (1) Flying-type Move Tutor Coupon
  • (1) Sea Incense [held by Makaria]
  • (1) Odd Incense [held by Nyx]
  • (1) Icy Rock [held by Gaea]
  • Aroma Veil ring (Immune to Mental Status Afflictions)
  • (1) Antidote
  • (1) Dagger
  • (1) Repel
Player Items:
  • (1) 3rd Character Coupon [Used for Leslie Witcher-Steele]
http://files.jcink.net/uploads/harperregion/sprites/berrybag.png Berries:
  • (3) Sitrus berry
  • (1) Jaboca berry
  • (1) Cheri berry
  • (3) Lum berry
  • (1) Kelpsy berry
  • (1) Aspear berry
  • (1) Charti berry
  • (3) Passho berries
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  • (1) TM122 Work Up
  • (1) TM93 Wild Charge
  • (1) TM76 Struggle Bug
Mission: (if applicable)

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Lahi Sharandi
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Carmen Caldwell
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Carnivale
 Posted: Jun 7 2015, 02:37 AM
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Member No. 456
Joined on 22-July 12.


Characters:
Carmen Caldwell, Lahi Sharandi, Gilen Bassett

Awards: None


Party pokémon

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Makaria

Lv. 11 Exp: 0/6
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Katheryn Knighton ( jadedragonette )
Held Item: Sea Incense
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Merciless: The Pokémon's attacks become critical hits if the target is poisoned.
Limber: The Pokémon cannot be Paralysed while having this ability.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Poison Sting, Peck, Bite, Stockpile [Egg], Swallow [Egg], Toxic, Venoshock, Sludge Wave, Sludge Bomb, Poison Jab
Notes:
Bought from The Friendly Giant at level 11

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Gaea

Lv. 15 Exp: 1.5/6
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Katheryn Knighton ( Jadedragonette )
Held Item: Icy Rock
Health & Condition: Needs to rest from a training battle, no serious injury.
Abilities:
Snow Cloak: Raises the Pokémon’s evasion during a hailstorm by one level.
Slush Rush: Doubles the Pokémon's Speed when Hail is in effect.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Scratch, Defense Curl, Bide, Powder Snow, Ice Ball, Rapid Spin, Icicle Spear, Metal Burst, Icicle Crash, Slash, Metal Claw, Fury Cutter, Skull Bash [Special], Amnesia [Egg], Night Slash [Egg], Hail, Blizzard, Aurora Veil, Frost Breath, Gyro Ball [TM]
Notes:
Purchased from the Pokemon Shoppe at level 5.
+2 Atk
Fighting weakness reduced to 1x from Guildmaster's Private Tutor
5% Attack bonus for Ice-type Moves
Evolved at level 9.

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Nyx

Lv. 13 Exp: 0/6
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Taylor Rouen ( NPC )
Held Item: Odd Incense
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Frisk: Reveals the foe’s held item.
Competitive: Raises Sp. Atk stat by two stages whenever a stat is lowered
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Pound, Confusion, Tickle, Play Nice, Fake Tears, Captivate [Egg], Miracle Eye [Egg], Foul Play [Tutor], Signal Beam [Tutor], Heal Bell[Tutor], Magic Coat[Tutor], Psyshock, Calm Mind, Light Screen, Psychic, Reflect, Rest, Dream Eater, Trick Room, Dark Pulse [TM]
Notes:
Harper's Passion trade pokemon.
Received at Lv. 13
+1 Sp. Atk. (vitamin)

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Khaeos

Lv. 20 Exp: 0/8
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Samuel Alexander ( Harper’s Passion )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Suction Cups: Negates moves that force switching out.
Infiltrator: The protections and stat boosts caused by the moves Substitute, Reflect, Light Screen and Safeguard by the opponent are ignored.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Tackle, Peck, Constrict, Reflect, Foul Play, Swagger, Psywave, Topsy-Turvy, Hypnosis, Destiny Bond [Egg], Flatter [Egg], Taunt, Torment, Thief, Fling, Embargo, Payback, Dark Pulse
Notes:
Received from a Harper’s Passion trade at level 20.
Traded from Arty at level 20.
Becoming comfortable with Nyx

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Hesperos

Lv. 05 Exp: 0/4
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Katheryn Knighton ( jadedragonette )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Big Pecks: Protects the Pokémon from Defense-lowering effects.
Gale Wings: All Flying-type moves have their Speed Priority increased by 1 if the Pokémon's Hit Points are at maximum.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Tackle, Growl, Me First, Tailwind [Egg], Quick Guard [Egg], Snore [Tutor], Taunt[TM], Rest[TM], Steel Wing[TM], Toxic[TM], Roost, Aerial Ace, Acrobatics, Fly
Notes:
Bought from the Pokemon Shoppe at level 5.
Inherent: +1 HP, +1 Atk, +1 Def, +1 Acc
+1 Spd (vitamin)

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Swablu

Lv. 18 Exp: 0/8
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Katheryn Knighton ( Jadedragonette )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: Healed, but still weak
Abilities:
Natural Cure: The Pokémon’s status (BURN, PARALYZE, SLEEP, POISON, FREEZE) is healed when withdrawn from battle.
Cloud Nine: All weather effects are negated while the Pokémon is on the field.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Peck, Growl, Astonish, Sing, Fury Attack, Disarming Voice, Mist, Dragon Rush [Egg], Rage [Egg], Air Cutter [Tutor], Roost, Aerial Ace, Fly
Notes:
Rescued from poaching at level 18.
Kat's level 6-10 freeform catch

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Stored pokémon

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Melinoe

Lv. 11 Exp: 1.5/6
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Katheryn Knighton ( jadedragonette )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Flash Fire: Protects against Fire moves. Once one has been blocked, the Pokémon's own Fire moves inflict 1.5× damage until it leaves battle.
Infiltrator: Bypasses Light Screen, Reflect, Safeguard, and Substitute.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Ember, Astonish, Minimize, Smog, Fire Spin, Pain Split, Acid [Egg], Captivate [Egg], Spite [tutor], Snore [tutor], Heat Wave [tutor], Shadow Ball, Sunny Day, Flame Charge, Overheat, Solar Beam [TM]
Notes:
Hatched from an Egg
Special Attack +1, Speed +1 (vitamins)

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Androctasia (Roct)

Lv. 10 Exp: 0/4
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Alexander Fitzgerald ( korosensei )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Sturdy: The Pokémon will remain with 1 HP if it was going to be knocked out by a move when at full Hit Points, and it is immune to One Hit KO moves.
Sand Force: Ground-type, Rock-type & Steel-type moves have their power increased by 33% in a Sandstorm.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Tackle, Harden, Sand Attack, Headbutt, Gravity [Egg], Take Down [Egg], Smack Down, Sandstorm, Rock Tomb, Rock Polish, Stone Edge, Rock Slide
Notes:
Hatched from an Egg
Traded from Alexander Fitzgerald at level 1

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Khione

Lv. 13 Exp:: 0/6
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Katherine Knighton (Jadedragonette)
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Ice Body: Heals for 1/16 max HP after each turn during hail. Protects against hail damage.
Weak Armor: Raises Speed and lowers Defense by one stage each upon being hit by a physical move.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Harden, Astonish, Uproar, Icy Wind, Iron Defense [Egg], Powder Snow [Egg], Water Pulse [Tutor], Icicle Spear, Hail, Ice Beam, Blizzard, Frost Breath, Flash Cannon [TM]
Notes:
Consolation prize from Rose Bowl 2016

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Litae

Lv. 10 Exp: 0/4
Friendliness: {||||||||||}
Original Handler: Katheryn Knighton ( jadedragonette )
Held Item: ---
Health & Condition: Fine
Abilities:
Prankster: Status category moves have their Speed Priority increased by 1.
Magician: The Pokémon steals the held item of a Pokémon it hits with a move.
Moves: [ primary / secondary ]
Fairy Lock, Tackle, Fairy Wind, Foul Play, Astonish, Switcheroo [Egg Move], Lock On [Egg Move], Magic Coat [Tutor], Foul Play [Tutor], Magnet Rise [Tutor], Snore [tutor], Dazzling Gleam, Psyshock [TM], Thunderwave [TM]
Notes:
Purchased from the Pokemon Shoppe at Level 5.
+2 Sp. Atk, +1 Def, +1 Spd

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