Natalia Greyfield (Azrael) Country Affiliation:
Body Manipulation Age + Birthdate:
19, June 15 Gender:
Natalia's outward personality is best summed up as a ditzy bimbo. She has a bubbly demeanor, generally acts politely towards everyone, proclaims trivial “accomplishments” with near exorbitant amounts of self-satisfaction, and is likely to give people “cutesy” nicknames. She overreacts to minor things, seems to have notably less common sense than normal and talks informally rarely using complicated words. If one were to look slightly further in they would find that she not bothered by many things that happen in life such as and including slavery which hints towards her actual mindset. Her outward personality is partially a ruse, since past events have left her hollow inside the best she can do to feel “alive” is essentially go through the motions with a bubbly personality. Natalia’s true self is much more taciturn and sensible which is marked by a different style of speech. She is able to accept other views as valid, internalize those opinions, and still be able to reject them. She tries to avoid methods she considers dishonest or objectionable but is not above using them. She has unique moral compass and as a result can commit many “atrocities” and vile acts without batting an eye since she considers few things to be inhumane. She is capable of working with people who oppose her views fairly easily for as long as the situation necessitates and does make a note of not making promises she won’t keep unless she can find a loophole out of it. While Natalia is mostly hollow emotionally, she can experience fragments of them in day to day situations and very strongly in spectacular situations. Natalia also has a personality that appears when she use too much of her powers or get really excited about killing something. This “persona” acts erratically and obsessively towards a target in such a manner that could be considered a twisted mix of love, desire, and lust. Likes:
:Learning: She had access to many medical writings and fairy tales but never a formal education.
Fact checking things she learned: It helps to sort information and keeps her mind sharp.
Climatic life and death battles: Death is one of the most definite ends on this plane of existence. A “climatic finale” is one of things she can truly still enjoy.
Her hair: She was complimented for it by someone important to her.
Jackals: While she is fond of canines in particular, she loves the visual appearance of jackals.
Puns and anyone who has especially bad ones: The first book she got from her mentor was filled with bad puns. Dislikes:
“Herself”: Natalia is generally weary of the personality that appears if she gets to excited about killing or uses too much of her abilities. The true reason for disliking the personality is complex having to do with rejection, a mother’s love, and the concept of humanity.
The Afterlife: While Natalia has no way of knowing of the great white flow, if she found out she would be repulsed. She would think being happy with loved ones for an eternity cheapens the value of the life and all those who had and had been affected by it. She would rather be alone in a void until her soul fades away to truly have an end. Aspirations:
Due to circumstances in her past Natalia’s rukh is predominantly black. Her goal is to find out if the cycle the world has its self in is truly good. She wonders if good and bad things happening to people followed by their eventual death perpetuating is actually wonderful or just a pattern that reduce the value of each of those experiences each time it continues. Depending on what answer she finds she may try and “end” the world by find a way to stop the cycle.
A constant side goal of hers is to go on romantic adventures. Slaying monsters, defeating “evil” cults, finding lost treasure, and beating large game bare handed are things she tries to look out for and she will travel the globe in search of them if she has nothing else to do. Phobias/fears:
Judging in Cooking Contests: Every time Natalia has been asked to judge a something spectacular has happened. Due to her unique body Natalia can tell nutritional value, taste profile and value of anything from a bite however she does not have a value of taste so all food “tastes” the same. As a result she has a near impossible time which food “tastes” better to her. The first time she was asked to judge ended up in her parent’s death, the second resulted in the death of a family friend and her enslavement, and the third resulted in the death of her mentor. As a result whenever she is asked to judge in a cooking contest of any scale she starts sweating profusely and will start doing increasingly crazy acts to get out of it. Eventually she will run away at max speed screaming bloody murder. Face-Claim:
Aja Salisbury (Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm) Hair Color:
Golden Blonde Eye Color:
Dark Brown Height:
173 cm (68 inches) Weight:
64.5 kg (142 pounds) Appearance:
Natalia is a girl of fairly above average height who wears leather sandals, baggy beige desert pants, and a tan poncho that reaches her pelvis. Under the poncho is a sleeveless black top that reaches the top of her abdomen. Her most stand out feature is her slightly wavy golden blonde hair which reaches thighs when bound by her giant green ribbon with a large singular bang hanging down her face. Natalia has a figure that could very curvy but slightly slim as a result of seemingly miraculous fat distribution.She has a hourglass shape with a small waistline, wide hips, full shapely thighs, slim shoulders and smooth skin that is free from imperfections. Her long eyelashes shelter large dark brown eyes which belong to a face that could be described as sharp yet soft with full cheeks, a wonderful jaw and jawline, and small full lips with a pink hue. Natalia also has a extremely large bust that somehow has very little effect on her overall mobility.Her normal persona is very expressive and things like flailing arms and shocked poses are commonplace while her true personality is more static unless emotionally started. Rukh Alignment:
Black(Unstable) Special Traits:
Due to her mother cycling large amounts of magoi through her body into her womb for the year she was pregnant, Natalia was born with naturally golden blonde hair and a dark complexion. History:
Natalia was born to two wandering Imuchakks. During her father’s hunt of the rampaging unicorn her mother, who was still pregnant with her at the time, came into the line of fire. Not wasting a moment dived in front of her took the full brunt of a rampaging unicorn horn as result. Gravely injured but determined, he asked his future wife to charge his harpoon with as much magoi as possible. They then performed a magoi charged harpoon throw defeating the beast and shattering its horn. Due to confusion on how the Unicorn was killed her father was exiled and her mother followed.
Natalia mother was pregnant for a full year and during which she manipulated her magoi daily keep up her health and skills. Through this action, the extended pregnancy, or a combination of the two, Natalia looked nothing like a typical imuchakk when she was born. Unfazed by their child’s appearance Natalia was raised with love and care in the outskirts of the Imuchakk nation. When she was still a toddler, she and her parents had met a wandering bard who was enchanted by their story and ended up traveling with them. On her seventh birthday both of her parents decided to make her a dessert and turned it into a competition. The resulting hullabaloo over Natalia inability to decide whose dessert she liked better resulted in the rousing of a stray rampaging unicorn while everyone was unarmed. Her parents were able to defeat it at the cost of her father’s life and her mother sustaining mortal injuries. Her mother asked the bard to watch of Natalia and passed on.
After burying her parents, Natalia left the region with the bard. The two wandered together for some time with bard teaching Natalia literary skills and the basics of survival. When Natalia turned eight her unique physiology had started to show become active. The bard had noticed that even though they hadn’t eaten properly in weeks Natalia looked no worse for wear and was actually surprisingly healthy. This came to a head sometime later when she was severely bitten by a large fanged animal. The bard killed the beast, treated the girl’s wounds as best he could, and set up camp for the night hoping that such a sustaining such an injury out in the wild didn’t cripple the girl for life. The morning after the girl could move without much pain and 7 days later the wound had healed without a trace. Thankful for her recovery, the two continued on their travels. Roughly a year later, they had made it to the Plains where they had found a small village at which they had decided to stay indefinitely.She eventually made friends with the children of the villagers and enjoyed the stability of community. When her ninth birthday rolled around all of the friends she had made in the village decided to throw her a party in a nearby cove. All of them had spent the past week preparing a banquet and each expected a review of their labor. Again unable to determine which tastes she preferred she walked outside the cove right into a group of traveling slavers. Though a child, she was an imuchakk and was able to delay the band enough to allow most of the children to escape back to the village preventing the slavers from making an easy haul. Still being a child she was unable to seriously injure any one of them and was enslaved along with a single girl from her village. Being children, they were spared from most atrocities that could happen to newly captured slaves; however they were quickly exposed to many of the world’s horrors as the caravan made its way to Heliophapt. In the deserts outskirts of the deserts near Heliophapt, they encountered a rival slave company which killed their original owners and took them as their own.
It was in that slave company that Natalia met her mentor, a “doctor” named Stasis whose job was to manage the health and obedience of the slaves. He was a young man who seemed to be descended from Kou linage. Their first interaction could be summed up as him shoving an experimental concoction into her mouth, watching her suffer, and leaving her for dead. When he spotted her in the roll call the next day it was the start of their “partnership”. The first year was less of partnership and more of Stasis experimenting with Natalia physiology while taking notes and as such she endured things like flaying, being burnt alive, bones being shattered and dislocated, impalement and being stabbed, partially disemboweled, etc. continuously. She healed perfectly after each transgression given enough time astounding the man in the beginning. Through these experiments he found out that she was an Imuchakk and that decapitation, grave wounds, strong poisons, and the like would be lethal to her. During one instance of experimentation, the doctor was about to be assaulted an enraged slave. Natalia got up mid “operation” and attacked the assailant, knocking him out, and walked back to Stasis without a word. When he asked her why she had saved him she remarked that she didn’t have to worry about being sold when she was with him and she wondered why she always had a sad look on his face. He formally asked for her name and told her she could have a favor. Her request was to read his notes occasionally, an action which signaled a turning point in their relationship and Natalia’s status in general.
The next year was easier for Natalia, as Stasis had given her special privileges by informally declaring her his personal slave. Even though he still experimented on her, he was gentler by comparison, doctored her wounds when applicable, and even brought her books when he came back from town. While only Stasis held the knowledge of the girl’s ancestry, the other slavers formed the idea that she was unique in general and as such decided to put her physical strength and vitality to use. Pushing her luck, she agreed to do extra work on the condition that she could take care of menial tasks like cleaning the slaves. While the slavers agreed, Natalia came to question her choices as she got to see the results of the slavers methods up close. Even so she actually came to accept the various slavers silently sympathizing with the life events that led them to this career.
By the time Natalia was eleven, she had had started doing some of the company’s cooking and bandaged the wounds if she was nearby as the slavers had come to allow small freedoms for her. In a strange turn of events a collaboration of slave groups tried to take down the company she was in. In an effort to stop the dissolution of the band, Stasis suggested pitting their slaves against each other in death battles until a company could not bear the losses and would be absorbed by the winners with the heads of the old company being killed if desired. This idea was accepted easily by the opposing bands as collectively their abled body slaves outnumbered her band’s 5 to 1 as well as having Fanalis.
A year from that date, the band had been decimated, having fewer than twelve slaves and most of the staff leaving to join the winning companies leaving only the Head slaver and Stasis. As a result, Natalia completely managed the cooking, hunting and other household chores having become adept at them while the other girl from the village participated fought in the last fought for the next few weeks. While the village girl’s talent allowed her to win consecutively, the injuries she sustained eventually made sending her in again a guaranteed loss. With no better alternatives, Natalia was thrust into a life or death battle at the age of twelve. While Stasis’ experiments gave her a monstrous pain tolerance and she had seen plenty of death, violence and brutality in the past years, she herself had not killed a human and had little actual combat experience. Her first opponent was a middle-aged woman incentivized with her child’s freedom if she won. Natalia was quite aware that such a deal was too good to be true; she still could not bring herself to attack the woman and was beaten near death. In half-conscious state she saw Stasis with a sorrowful look on his face. The thought of not being able to his notes caused her to manipulate her body for the first time and impale the women with her hair. In that moment she resolved to live even orphaning a child and snapped the woman’s neck. Her injuries healed quickly after the match, though she was mentally tormented with thoughts of the murder she had just committed. At the same time Stasis had a noticeable change in behavior, rarely experimenting on her and bringing her more expensive books. Eventually they had what could be had an exchange that could actually be called a conversation with Stasis opening up about his life and giving his thoughts about people “twisted” people like himself. When Natalia asked him if it was ok for her to kill that woman he answered with
“No it was not “okay”, however if you become a vile person, your heart still beats and your will still drives you, if you cause pain and suffering wherever you go are living life meaning all things start and end with you. Even if you are a monster hunted far and wide, doing what you think you have is something every being does and will do no matter regardless of what’s “right”. If you truly feel irredeemable, take solace in the fact that as long as you breathe may find salvation be it punishment or absolution”.
While Natalia took those words to heart, she was still depressed causing Stasis to give the name Azrael, as an “Amazing moniker for a terrible child”, in an attempt to cheer her up. The name eventually grew on her and she decided to keep fighting in the death battles whatever the cost. Luckily, since slaves are rarely combat veterans and no bystanders could tell she was an imuchakk, she was able to barely win the proceeding matches. Eventually they started throwing adult men at her and when that failed they tried fanalis. She suffered heavy injuries in nearly every match but healed fast enough to participate in the next bout. As the opposing slave companies started to be dissolved and absorbed, the rival groups started to send out the elderly, slaves with tragic lives, the weak and crippled, and even children partially because they were running out of battle able slaves and partially to elicit and sympathetic response from her as Natalia had been doing so well the head slaver decided to let her complete all of the matches even when they were back to full force. Each match for hundreds of matches she killed the opposition indiscriminately. By the time she was thirteen all of the opposing companies had been absorbed and she came to be feared by most of the newly added slaves and staff. She herself could hardly be considered a slave at this point basically staying only because she has no place she wanted to go and no reason to leave.
Three years after those events, the slave company was stronger than ever and Natalia had inadvertently become a valuable asset in the smooth running of the band. She and Stasis had developed a mutual respect and close bond, with Stasis asking for permission whenever he wanted to experiment and Natalia helping him maintain camp health. Natalia had also learned how to control her bodily functions so certain results could be achieved as well as replicated easier. She had become a spectacular chef and cleaner, while also having become proficient in other areas such as decorum and multitude of household tasks like sewing. She had become exceptionally proficient in speaking and comprehending language while also having good grasp on mathematics. She had also become very familiar with concepts such as deception, idealism, pragmatism, and cynicism from all the books she had read as well as her experiences with slavery and people in general. She was often sent into nearby towns by the head slaver to collect information on climates and unpredicted changes. As her looks and figure occasionally attracted attention she did her best defuse situations and slip away to avoid bringing attention to her movements.
While the slave operation she was in was nothing compared to the big shots they had made a name for themselves in the underground world. The head slaver had decided to give Stasis a day off and so he and Natalia went out to town. There was an ongoing cooking competition between two small restaurants that day so the doctor did not notice he and Natalia were being followed. Through a strange series of events Natalia was made to judge food for the third time and like before was having an extremely difficult time. Feeling down from memories of the last two occasions, she caught the doctor in the crowd chuckling at before being stab when his guard was down. Natalia ran to his side and after exchanging a few words with her he passed away. Though she had made peace with the fact that they could be killed by an avenger a long time ago the words of gratitude the man had said confounded her and eventually made her fall over halfway into depravity. Ignoring the possibility of exacting vengeance on the assailant, she buried his body and went back to the band of slaves.
Three years later when her housekeeping skills had peaked and her body fully matured. While she was depraved she still had a fair amount of white rukh in her giving her a desire to explore the world. With regards from the head slaver she left the band and began her journey to observe more aspects of life.
Johnus Smithus was in near of a tree on a windy day. In front of him was a worn wooden figure. As he raised the knife he gripped in his right hand level with the face of the training dummy he thought to himself Center yourself… Use your entire body to propel the knife into your target. In one swift motion the young man had swung his knife diagonally across the figure’s center of mass. …sigh I suppose I've improved somewhat. The figure, still standing, had gained a black streak across its torso. Tossing aside his recently deformed wooden blade, the boy started walking towards a homely cottage nearby.