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Name: Yamamata Eko
Species: Blue streaked Lory
Height & Weight: 5’7 / 151 lbs
Date of birth: 05/14
Dorm Room: 210 with Okada Hideshi
Eko finds it next to impossible to trust people, as he’s deeply hurt and trying to cope with the emotional stress of being adopted. He doesn’t know who will leave him in again, and doesn’t want to take that chance. He dislikes children and those with a childish personality make him wary. The red head doesn’t talk much and often chooses to come off as standoffish before he chooses to talk to someone.
On top of those traits, Eko is very defiant. If someone tells him how to do something, especially with a rude tone, he probably won’t do it. However, if someone asks him to do something, the probability he will do it is high. When he is flustered, he hides behind his scarf or his bangs. He can be very difficult to read at times, and when it seems he's opening up, he'll close himself off again, thinking others will leave him due to his trust and abandonment issues. He believes his friends will choose him last, and sometimes just shuts others out for no apparent reason.
Eko can be kind-hearted as well, it just takes a while to break his rough outer shell. He gives his money to those who need it more than him, and he has a connection with animals (especially aquatic animals). He can also be easily flustered, especially when he gets words in Japanese wrong. Despite being standoffish, Eko can sit in silence with someone and listen to them talk as long as they don't mind him being quiet.
Eko is adopted by his family, as his actual Indonesian parents were unable to afford to care for him. He first went to a family in Britain, where his first language became English (the accent is prevalent in all three languages he speaks). The family that fostered him had give Eko back to the agency due to the arrival of their own child, triggering Eko’s dislike for family groups and children in particular. Before he left his British family, young Eko was trying to cook (without his family’s permission), and spilled hot grease on his right arm, burning it severely. It took months to rehabilitate, and sometimes he even has a hard time performing certain tasks with that arm. He had an aptitude for music, but the scarring on his hand made it next to impossible to play. Some days, he can manage to get the dexterity to play, but more often than not, he is unable to do much with his right hand (this forced him to become dominantly left handed, or in some instances, ambidextrous).
Eko then went to two more families, one French, and one Spanish family before the Yamamata family adopted him (giving him his official Surname). The recently married couple, being unable to conceive their own children, wanted to take in a child with emotional trouble and give him a second chance. However, Eko’s attitude was firmly in place and has barely opened his heart to the family at all in the two years he’s been there. They have given him gifts and have given him whatever it is he wanted, but they can't seem to get a smile out of him. However, they got the best reaction out of him when they bought him a large aquarium and gave him the responsibility of taking care of the fish inside. Later, they added turtles to the aquarium, and they managed to get a small smile out of Eko. Eko hasn't perfected his Japanese, and often gets things wrong, which gets him flustered, though he knows English, Spanish, and French well enough to have a conversation.
Deciding that Eko perhaps needed to be among kids his own age, they sent him to St Pigeonations. He didn’t object, as he heard it was a prestigious academy.
+ Animals (turtles and fish being his favorite)
+ Playing Instruments (when he can)
+ Others cooking for him
- Seeing people do things he likes to do, but cannot do (playing music, drawing, so on)
- Large groups of people
- Being Short
- The blue tufts in Eko's hair are naturally part of his hair. He's tried to hide them, but eventually accepted them.
Class & Species
5'7 | 140lbs
Shisa (シーサー Shiisaa, Okinawan: shiisaa) is a traditional Ryukyuan decoration, often in pairs, resembling a cross between a lion and a dog, from Okinawan mythology. People place pairs of shisa on their rooftops or flanking the gates to their houses. Shisa are wards, believed to protect from some evils. When in pairs, the left shisa traditionally has a closed mouth, the right one an open mouth. The open mouth wards off evil spirits, and the closed mouth keeps good spirits in.
From the Edo period, they started to be called "guardian dogs" in general in mainland Japan. Gender is variously assigned to the shisa. Some Okinawans believe the male has his mouth closed to keep bad out of the home, while the female has her mouth open to share goodness. Others believe the female has her mouth closed to "keep in the good", while the male has his mouth open to "scare away the bad".
Limited Teleportation : Nariko and her brother both have talismans hanging from around their necks. They can teleport to the location of their own talisman (Thunder for Nariko, Lightning for Noriko), but are unable to teleport back to their original location. Another way they can teleport is if they are summoned with the proper ceremony (specifics in misc).
+ Allows for easy dodging and quick transportation.
+the siblings can trade talismans so that they can teleport to each other’s sides or switch places.
- One way trip
- Takes a lot of energy
- The summoning causes Nariko to constantly hear the summoner calling until she comes to their aid, and it becomes more like a nag.
Thunderous : Opposite of her brother, Nariko had control of a thunderous roar as he father did. While his was used to trap a dragon and save a city, Nariko’s abilities haven’t developed fully yet and cannot do severe damage.
+ Powerful enough to stun most of those around her without proper protection.
-Damages Nariko herself, as she’s unable to fully control it. She needs rest almost immediately after.
-Often hurts allies and enemies.
Transformation : Nariko is able to switch between three forms: humanesque, beast, and a smaller version of her beast form.
+ Able to change at will; Most commonly used form being the Human-like one.
+ The smaller form allows her to be seen as unthreatening and she can squeeze through small openings
- Isn't able to maintain the large Beast form for an extended period of time.
- No thumbs
- If she get's sick/severely injured, she is stuck in whatever form she was in.
Telepathy : Nariko is able to communicate with Noriko in her mind via the talisman around her neck.
+ Quick communication
+ Makes combo attacks very easy.
- Can be cut off by removing the talisman
- Limits privacy when it’s on.
- Can cause a lot of tension between the twins
Talisman : The Talisman her and her brother have were of a set. Her talisman has the kanji of thunder written on the back (“サンダー”) of hers. It allows her to teleport from her current location to the location of her talisman and speak to her brother in her mind.
Yoroidōshi : A small, extra thick dagger that was given to Nariko by her father for protection if all else fails. It can pierce through armor with enough force due to the sharp point and thick steel, but requires her to get in very close proximity to her enemy and put her whole body weight onto the knife. Not often used.
Claws : Nariko does have claws on her hands that are long and strong, but they aren't commonly used due to her upbringing.
When a Chinese emissary returned from a voyage to the court at Shuri Castle, he brought a gift for the king, a necklace decorated with a figurine of a shisa-dog. The king found it charming and wore it underneath his clothes. At the Naha Port bay, the village of Madanbashi was often terrorized by a sea dragon who ate the villagers and destroyed their property.
One day, the king was visiting the village, and one of these attacks happened; all the people ran and hid. The local noro had been told in a dream to instruct the king when he visited to stand on the beach and lift up his figurine towards the dragon; she sent the boy, Chiga, to tell him the message.
He faced the monster with the figurine held high, and immediately a giant roar sounded all through the village, a roar so deep and powerful that it even shook the dragon. A massive boulder then fell from heaven and crushed the dragon's tail. He couldn't move, and eventually died.
This boulder and the dragon's body became covered with plants and surrounded by trees, and can still be seen today. It is the "Gana-mui Woods" near Naha Ohashi bridge. The townspeople built a large stone shisa to protect it from the dragon's spirit and other threats. (Used from Wikipedia page, cited above)
At Tomimori Village near Kochinda Town in the far southern part of Okinawa, there were often many fires. The people of the area sought out Saiouzui, a Feng Shui master, to ask him why there were so many fires. He believed they were because of the power of the nearby Mt. Yaese, and suggested that the townspeople build a stone shisa to face the mountain. They did so, and thus have protected their village from fire ever since.
- The inside of Nariko's mouth is blue, as many lion dogs are inspired by chow chow dogs!
- The ceremony used to summon Nariko isn't too difficult. One needs to obtain an open mouth shisa dog statue and hold it to the sky. It works best when the user is in danger.
Announcement [CHAPTER 2 SIGN-UP]
▐ Announcement log
18TH FEBRUARY 2015
CHAPTER 2 SIGN-UP (D-rank and up only)
Chapter 2 of Arc 1 will be starting soon. Participants may sign up for the event by filling up the [Chapter 2 Sign-up sheet]. You have the option to join the event as a group or by your own. Please do note that once your name is listed there, you are no longer allowed to alter it and that you will have to stick with that decision from the very beginning until the very end.
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