Join the ranks of Remnant’s prestigious Academies as you fight to protect the Four Kingdoms from the clutches of the evil Creatures of Grimm. Alternatively, you may work towards bringing the world to its knees by fighting against the last sparks of humanity. Red Like Roses is based on the hit web-series RWBY by Monty Oum and Rooster Teeth Productions.
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Posted: Jun 14 2016, 12:22 AM
AURA & SEMBLANCE.A bright gold, warm, and intimidating aura can be felt around Altan. It is an aura that screams ‘I am better than you’. Much to the contrast of his family name, Altan’s aura gives of the feeling of a proud golden lion.
Altan’s semblance is the ability to blink. This allows him to teleport an approximate distance of 10 meters at a time. He can chain his teleports together as many times as his energy levels will support. He can use this to dodge enemies, traverse environments and get into otherwise impregnable areas.
Blinking does not take a toll on Altan’s aura. This is because of its unique traits. Just like how Blinking allows him to bypass areas in space. Blinking bypasses his aura and directly takes a toll on his physical energy. This leads to extreme exhaustion from using his semblance. If he blinks too much he could pass out.
Altan keeps his momentum when blinking and if he is in contact with someone while blinking he can choose for them to blink with him. However blinking 2 people causes twice as much strain and exhaustion. Blinking three people would likely result in instantaneously passing out. Though there is an air of choice to his blinking other objects. If it is tightly bound to him like clothes or handcuffs blinking is likely to bring the object with them. Additionally if there is an object or human in the area he wishes to teleport on; this allows him to swap positions with a target. Switching positions with someone will cause them to become confused for a brief duration, unless they know they are beforehand that they are to be switched.
WEAPON.Murasama. A katana made of a highly-durable folded steel, sharp enough to cut anything it’s put against. The main star of his weapon isn't his katana, but instead its sheathe. The sheath houses the upper and lower receiver of an assault rifle, with the trigger resting just below the blade guard. The barrel of the actual rifle is on the top of the sheath, and ends at the guard. Altan fires the sheath to propel the sword from its sheath faster than the eye can track. Normally, he uses blanks to do this, but when necessary he can load actual bullets to fire them at opponents.
Said to be named after the man who forged the blade, and the Blackbird family itself, Murasama Blackbird. A relic of the Blackbird clan that had been passed down throughout the clan’s main family until finally landing in the hands of Altan Blackbird. In the weapon’s time with him it was broken for the first time, necessitating it be reforged. After reforging the blade himself Altan made minor changes. While the blade remains largely unchanged; Atlan found the need to incorporate a more modern design. Adding a gun-sheathe and a new handle to the already legendary katana. While modernized to a degree by Altan; Murasama remains unable to wield dust.
APPEARANCE.Tall and very upright in his posture, Altan will most often be found with a stern yet apathetic look in his eye. He wears a black suit with pieces of samurai armor such as a haidate and sode. With this he wears a black pant made of extremely breathable and stretchable material for maximum range of motion. Altan also wears black gloves and formal shoes on his hands and feet. He always carries his katana, Murasama, around with him. Due to his family's wealth and general influence in the world, most of his clothing is imported resulting in a less than traditionally Japanese wardrobe. His black hair and golden eyes, traits not typically found in the Blackbird clan were inherited from his mother who shares the same hair and eye color. Altan has a lean athletic build from years of combat training and is broad shouldered. As is customary of Blackbird men, Altan bares the clan's symbol tattooed on his body. His tattoo is located on and encompasses his entire left shoulder.
PERSONALITY.On the surface Altan appears to be a very serious person. He is also quite laid back and in many situations just prefers to go where the wind may take him. There is a general aloofness to his personality that rubs some people the wrong way, but he doesn’t really care. His usual response to criticism is either complete disregard or a snarky remark. Some people claim that his general apathy towards others and his sarcastic attitude are marks of his own arrogance and those people would be right. Altan has an exceptionally high opinion of himself, even for a Blackbird. It’s not so much that he believes himself to be abnormally amazing. It is more that he views the vast majority of the rest of the world as a colossal disappointment and general waste of his time. That being said, Altan values loyalty above all else and will fight relentlessly to protect what he deems important whether that be his own set or moral principles or another person.
Who isn’t a waste of his time, though? Women. Altan loves him some women. All shapes, sizes, and colors. His unrelenting pursuit of the fairer sex has gained him quite the reputation amongst the young women in his village much to the chagrin of his father. It is quite the common occurrence for Altan to get sidetracked on errands chasing after girls. As a result of his chivalrous soul Altan avoids fighting women if at all possible. Needless to say, he is a sucker for a pretty face and has been known to run himself into trouble chasing after them.
Despite his noted arrogance and lustful ways, Altan is also noted for being uncommonly strong willed. He is someone that will stand by his convictions with little regards to the consequences of his actions. Some call him stubborn or a fool, but he has also gained the respect of many the hunter who taught him in former schools for his sheer will power and strength of character. Conversely, Altan is also known to have a frightening temper. As strongly as he stands by his code of morals is as fiercely he will fight if those morals are challenged. He has little tolerance for the words of his enemies or those that would insult him. Altan will always go out of his way to protect a woman in trouble almost as if it were penance for his inability to protect his mother and sister.
HISTORY.As the first born son of Silver Blackbird, Altan is the current heir to the title of clan head of the Blackbird clan. As is customary of all members of the Blackbird clan Altan began combat training as soon as he was old enough to wield his blade of choice, the katana. Enamored by the tales of honor and strength of the legendary samurai of old told to him by his father and grandfather in the clan dojo, Altan became obsessed with his clan’s warrior history. Growing up watching their strength and skill with the sword and the reverence which was paid to them by others in the village, Altan idolized his father and grandfather. It was watching them train in the Blackbird dojo that led Altan to adopt the fighting style that has been practiced by the Blackbird clan head for generations.
It all began in the Blackbird head clan’s dojo, a building that dates back almost as far as the creation of the village they lived itself. It was there where his father and grandfather awaited him by the giant statue of the clan’s symbol. He was told that on that day he was officially recognized as the next Blackbird clan leader and he watched as his father placed his hand on the statue and ran a current of aura through it revealing a staircase that led below the dojo. Upon descending the staircase he was told by his grandfather that the area below the dojo was protected by numerous incredibly powerful locks and could only be opened with the aura of one who has held the position of head of the Blackbird clan head. It is considered the most secure space within the entire country and as such is used as a vault for sealed records, artifacts, and anything else that is deemed unfit for the outside world. Its existence is a closely guarded secret and knowledge concerning the vault is known only by the leaders (past, present, & future) of the Blackbird clan. Amazed at the vastness of the vault and its contents, Altan claimed he was in awe of such a secret being right beneath his feet this whole time. His grandfather and grandfather then informed him that the vault wasn't the secret.
What would follow was a horrifyingly detailed briefing on all of the clan’s involvements dating back centuries, long before the establishment of the world itself. Revolts, assassinations, cover-ups, and wars all instigated, carried out, or funded by the various heads of the Blackbird clan throughout history. Confused and horrified he demanded answers as to why these things had been done and why they were being shown to him, his answer was simple. He was the future head of the Blackbird and as the clan’s leader it was his responsibility to secure and maintain the clan’s power and influence as every leader of the Blackbird clan had done for centuries before him. Altan began to run away and out of the dojo, but his father caught up to him with ease and knocked him unconscious.
Upon awakening Altan found himself restrained in the clan’s ceremonial chamber alongside his father and grandfather. In the center of the room was Diamond Blackbird, a member of the clan who had attempted to expose the Blackbird clan’s secrets just a few days prior and was branded as a traitor, it seems the Blackbird guards had found him already. Forming a circle around him were five masked Blackbird clan member (identified by the clan’s symbol on their cloaks. That day he was forced to watch his first execution of a Blackbird clan member who was found guilty of treason. The message was clear. Any utterance of what he had been told of action against the clan would result in the same fate for him. He told his father and grandfather he was not afraid to die and they simply grinned and replied that it is not his life that hangs in the balance for his actions. The line of succession must remain intact, but his mother and sister were expendable. Altan understood the seriousness of their threat and agreed to go along with them.
That would not be the last execution he would witness. By the time he was 14 he would be forced to participate in the executions as the official executioner (the one responsible for the final beheading of the prisoner) as was his duty as heir of the Blackbird, with the lives of his sister and mother dangled in front of him were he ever to show signs of reluctance. The nickname "The Executioner" would stick with him, cruelly used by his father and grandfather to remind him of the vulnerability of his position. Determined not to let them control him, Altan would embrace the moniker. The lives of his sister and mother would continue to be thrown in his face whenever his father and grandfather wanted to include him in one of their plots. Nothing would bring him more joy in life than to wet his blade with the blood of his father and grandfather and watch the last fleeting moments of life leave their eyes, but in his current position that is not possible, so he waits. Waits for the day when he is strong enough, that his mother and sister are safe from harm’s way, when he is formally made clan head. That will be the day that the prophetic symbol of the Blackbird clan will reign true and spread its wings to fly once more.
OUT OF CHARACTER
FACE CLAIM.Touken Ranbu - Mitsutada
INSPIRATION.For the personality I just made an opposite version of Jaune. The face claim looked like him but had an almost opposite color scheme, so I made the personality opposite too. As for the surname, I just got it from the pirate ‘Blackbeard’. Mostly because of the eyepatch. I changed it to ‘Blackbird’ since a blackbird has black feathers and a golden (or yellow) beak, the exact color scheme for Altan.
ANYTHING ELSE.I like pies.
Referred by: Found it on google