virtualbirdwatching: (even other worlds have their surprises)
Mechanism: Drawn in bodily? Drawn in mentally only?
Personas: Temporarily turned into Avatars? Inaccessible? As normal?
Class Selection: Chosen by player

What needs to be resolved?: ??? ??? ???

R:2 Classes
Blade Brandier
Easily the most newbie-friendly class, for those to whom it would matter, the Blade Brandier has no particular strengths or weaknesses. Their weapons are one-handed swords of various description, and their skills include Lateral Moon and Razor's Edge.

Edge Punisher
Carrying huge weapons, Edge Punishers are strongly remniscient of the barbarians and axe-wielders of other games, using heavy-hitting attacks that shatter armor. However, they move rather slowly. Their weapons are gigantic two-handed broadswords, and their skills include Tiger Blitz and Bone Crusher.

Twin Blade
Arguably The World's signature job class, Twin Blades are quick-moving and agile, although not much in the way of defensive power. They make up for their lack of strength by being able to easily chain attacks. Their weapons are matched pairs of shortswords or knives, and their skills include Gale Blade and Tri Strike.

Tribal Grappler
Arguably the "The Same, But More" version of the Twin Blade. Tribal Grapplers have even less melee reach than their weapon-using counterparts, and even worse defense, but move just as fast and hit even harder. Their weapons are gauntlets, and their skills include King Hammer and Palm Blast.

Lord Partizan
Arguably the "The Same, But More" version of the Edge Punisher. Lord Partizans have the best defense of all jobs, and their attack power is also really good. However, they also have the slowest movement. Their weapons are spears and lances, and their skills include Air Raid and Piercing Heaven.

Flick Reaper


Steam Gunner


Shadow Warlock


Harvest Cleric


Macabre Dancer


Adept Rogue
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OOC Information:
Name: Awe
Are you over 15? Yes.
Contact: [plurk.com profile] awestriker works the best

IC Information:
Name: Her pre-reincarnated name is Chigusa Kusaka (first last), but this real name is only ever mentioned in side material. The name she is most commonly referred to is Atoli. As a reincarnated character, her name is Chigusa Bitou (first last).
Canon: .hack//G.U.
Age: 16 (canon), 18 (reincarnated)
Preincarnation Appearance: Her game character looks like this. By contrast, in real life she looks something like this.
Any differences: The reincarnated Chigusa more closely resembles her game character than her previous real-life self, still preferring short hair and light-colored or bright clothing.
Preincarnated History:

Chigusa Kusaka's life was rather troubled.

Ever since middle school, she met with social opposition in every aspect of her life. Her parents despised her for her attitude, as they believed that girls should be quiet, contrary to her upfront, loud nature. Her classmates refused to be friends with her for not being like them, to the point of frequent hostility (ah, teenage girls, why are you so mean?). Trying to appease one group incurred the wrath of the other. Nothing she could do would resolve the situation, but that didn't stop her from trying. She got a piercing and designer clothing. Her parents refused to let her wear them. She couldn't restrain her nature, and her failing grades only served to make the resentment of her parents worse.

Nothing she did helped the situation in any way, and she began contemplating suicide.

It was on a suicide website that she met someone going by the name of "Sakaki", who was able to convince her to join The World. This, effectively, saved her life. By so doing, Atoli gained an almost fanatical devotion to him (although she still needs to work on fear and surprise). Upon meeting Haseo later, she decided to fix his... er... attitude and considered herself one of his friends.

One of the first things she does is invite her to one of her favorite areas. After clearing it, Atoli hears an unusual sound and insists they investigate. Haseo and Atoli stumble upon a glowing sigil engraved into the back of the area's temple, which transports them to a unique area otherwise known as a Lost Ground. A glowing amoeba monster, not normally present in The World's code, attacks them. Atoli faints, but Haseo is saved by another player, Kuhn, who reveals to Haseo that the entity is a form of AIDA (Artificially Intelligent Data Anomaly).

Haseo eventually asked her to join his Arena team in a bid to knock out the Demon Palace Emperor, Endrance. She refused at first, but later warmed up to the idea and joined up, partially thanks to another player, Saku, baiting Haseo into a trap. Her twin sister Bo then promptly turned around and telling Atoli about it, and in response she messaged Sakaki and they went and saved him. Thanks to her help, and that of Silabus, a mutual friend of theirs, Haseo dethrones Endrance and becomes Demon Palace Emperor.

Not too long after that, though, she found out about Shino.

Shino was another The World character with almost the same design as Atoli's. Deluding herself into thinking that Haseo only paid attention to her because of this similarity, she runs off looking for Haseo's primary enemy Tri-Edge and leaves the normal space of The World. Finding herself in a blank white space occupied only by a set of coin-op lockers, she is attacked by an AIDA and falls unconscious. Haseo and Kuhn save her at that moment.

When she comes to, it is back in the headquarters of a guild, Raven - composed of solely the Epitaph Users Haseo, Kuhn, Pi, and their somewhat enigmatic game admin/supervisor Yata. Unfortunately, Atoli's voice chat has been disabled for some reason. Taking a suggestion from Kuhn, she attempts to log out but finds she can't. The group quickly realizes that they are now somehow inside the game. Yata asks Atoli to stay where she is since she's tired and needs rest, but she notices something is wrong with her (= her character's at this point) right hand and immediately goes off to find Sakaki.

When they meet up, Sakaki feigns concern for Atoli and in return she fills him on some things that have been going on.

A little later, Raven (henceforth, G.U.) fills in a few things:
1. Everyone is trapped in a copy/false server of The World created by AIDA
2. Atoli is an Epitaph User, and the AIDA that attacked her earlier stole her Epitaph
3. The fact that her Epitaph is missing means that Atoli's character data is degenerating

Since Atoli needs rest Haseo, Pi, and Kuhn go ahead and fix that first thing.



And then there were some side materials and some dumb game called .hack//LINK that was pretty terrible. It would be better if LINK just didn't exist if it weren't for the fact that its OP theme was pretty amazing and then got used for Project X Zone because apparently IMOQ didn't have a real theme for it??? idk WOOPS TANGENTS anyway those things didn't happen for the purposes of this application.

Reincarnated History:

Chigusa Bitou's life has been good to her.

Born to one

First Echo: What caused their first Echo, and what did it give them? Players may choose events from the timeline or a canon reoccurence. Keep these Echoes simple, but meaningful.
Preincarnation Personality: What sort of person were they in their past life? Headcanon should be clearly marked in italics. This section is important, as it helps us gauge your grasp on the character, so spare no expense here.
Any differences: You are encouraged to deviate from the original personality in three or four major ways, with as many changes made to make their personality logical to the setting. If the personality does not differentiate significantly, revisions may be asked for.
Abilities:
Chigusa is a baseline human with no special abilities. Her PC on the other hand...

As a Harvest Cleric, Atoli has access to a large variety of healing and performance-enhancing magic and some elemental spells. However, her light, water, and wind attack spells are stronger and come in more powerful versions than her dark, fire, and earth spells. The World magic is semi-Vancian in that it does the same thing every time (i.e. the spell OrLei Zas always shoots a light missile straight forwards towards its target, going through other enemies in the way.)

She also possesses the "Phase 2 Epitaph". The Epitaph allows her to summon Innis, the Mirage of Deceit, as an Avatar.

Innis' powers allow her to detect a unique sound given off by AIDA. However, given the lack of AIDA in reality and especially not Save the Earth's version of Earth, I propose that this sound detection apply to significant influence from the invaders if/when it returns to her.

Like all Epitaphs, Innis is capable of using Data Drain. Described by Aura in the original quadrilogy as "the power to alter data", it would have little application outside of a virtual environment... or rather, it WOULD, but that wouldn't be very fun. In G.U. its sole purpose is to be able to erase AIDA, while simultaneously gathering Data Seeds and AIDA's structure data.

Under the control of the AIDA, it is able to use an extremely ill-defined power, Mirage. Atoli herself is not seen using this power, but the Mirage ability is responsible for the creation of the AIDA server at the beginning of Volume 2, the second mini-AIDA-server shortly before Haseo is forced to Avatar Battle with Atoli, and the illusions of Azure Balmung and Azure Orca that assist Sirius in the Arena. Based on this, the Mirage power is able to create accurate yet flawed, copies of data on a large scale. This large scale is appropriate to the power seeing as Innis and the other Avatars are fragments of a global underlying system of the original "The World", Morganna.

Roleplay Sample – Third Person: Some form of extended prose exhibiting strong voice and key behaviors of your character. If the voice is weak or the characterization appears to be off, revisions may be asked for.
Roleplay Sample - Network: Same as above, but in network-style format.

Any Questions? If you need to clear up any lingering questions or concerns, here's the place to do it.
virtualbirdwatching: (i still want to believe you will return)
[There's no "I'm unavailable" tone here. PMing Atoli is just like PMing someone on a forum - just say whatever you need to.]
virtualbirdwatching: (to undergo rebirth)
▼ MOON TREE HEADQUARTERS | LEO WARD
SERIES: .hack//
CURRENT OWNER: City of Hinoto-Ri
PICTURE:Delta: Setting Eternity's Night Moon

▼ DESCRIPTION
A building in the style of a feudal Japanese castle. The inside is larger than it appears, but the first room contains a single large orb-shaped teleporter, which leads to a small courtyard once used for meetings of the Seven Counsel. The rest of the building is an extensive teleporter maze that also eventually leads to that same courtyard - no room in the building has any essential functions. Normally, the Guild Master would be able to spawn monsters at will anywhere in the labyrinth, but in his absence...


▼ MOON TREE LABYRINTH | LEO WARD
SERIES: .hack
DANGER RATING: 4

▼ DESCRIPTION
...during the 13th Hour the maze will populate itself with monsters on its own, and the door in it that usually leads to the courtyard will instead go to a... high school hallway populated only by shadowy, indistinct human silhouettes (and no monsters) that speak in indecipherable chatter. The door at the other end of this hallway is locked.
virtualbirdwatching: (grant weary soldiers a moment of peace)
[This is a placeholder for when she actually has CR...]
virtualbirdwatching: (i want to feel until the end of time)
Am I convincing or am I letting it slip somewhere?

Please, let me know here! All comments are screened.
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▼ Atoli [ OU ]
Birthday: April 5
Astrology Sign: Aries
Soul Arcana: The Moon
Unlucky Arcana: The Emperor , Strength, The Star & The Sun
String Color: [#07B99E]
Persona User Level: MAX

▼ Personality Snapshot
A pacifist; believes that conflicts should not be solved with violence. Somewhat broken by near-constant pressure from contrasting angles. Rather unsure how true any of her friends are.

▼ Visual
▶ [ Official character art]

▼ Profile
▶ [Application]
▶ [HMD]
▶ [Inbox / Phone Post]
▶ [Persona(s)]
▶ [Social Links]
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Out Of Character Information
Name: Awe | [[personal profile] awestriker]
Age: 21
Time zone: -7 GMT (i.e. Mountain Time Zone)
Contact: AIM: awestrikernova, [plurk.com profile] awestriker, awestrikernova@gmail.com
Anything we should know?: I'm out of animated GIFs.

In Character Information
Name: Atoli (Chigusa Kusaka)
Series: .hack//G.U.
Canon Standing: End of Volume 1
Age: 16
Birthday & Astrology Sign: April 5th / Aries
Arcana: The Moon

Personality:
Atoli is, almost to a fault, extremely idealistic. She believes that words can resolve just about every personal dispute, that killing another player of an MMO in an unsanctioned environment is wrong (and she has qualms about doing so even with sanction, i.e. in the Arena), and that even coming to blows in real life is going too far. For her, the VR landscape of The World R:2 is not just a game, and she frequently revisits areas because they look nice. She tries her best to be cheerful, happy, and friendly in everything she does, causing many people she comes into contact with to label her as "annoying", but even so is still rather timid. She loves animals, especially birds, and in fact owns three pet birds.

However, she is also a girl crippled by severe self-worth issues and also lacks true foundation of her belief, which she inherited from others. Constantly a target of bullying in real life (more on that in her backstory), she is at her core a depressed teenage girl that needs to be loved. But she is very, very good at shoving that out of the way.

For the most part, Atoli is a very sociable person, but in a large group she tends to single out lonely-looking people. She states in an email to Haseo that one of the reasons she joined the guild Moon Tree is so that everyone could feel the way she did then - happy that they met someone and became good friends with them. While it usually takes her a while to break someone's shell, partly because she has one of her own, she sometimes tries to guess at the identity behind it - for instance, she pins the real-life Haseo as polite and courteous after seeing him run his guild shop.

She is also very non-competitive in general, which is largely attributed to a quest she entered during her first few days in The World. The quest's objective was just "clear the area the fastest", and Atoli being Atoli she stopped to look at everything and came in dead last. Everyone laughed at her. And then she stopped competing in things - not just events, but shows of power, shows of luck... she just wants to be there, in a way. Of course, that changed when she joined Haseo's Arena team and actually won something, much to her elation, but she doesn't feel like she's up to competing in something alone just yet.

To most people though, she is Atoli, hanger-on to Sakaki. If he calls for her, she's there. Immediately. No one in the real world or The World is more important to her. Anything he says, she lives by, if she wasn't already. (For now.) And if she needs help with something, he is always one of the first people she contacts.

Haseo, though, is another person that's special to her. As a famous PKK, "the Terror of Death", and as a person, he is in many ways Atoli's opposite. Constantly scrambling for more power, and with a definite goal in mind, his demeanor seems to be at odds with hers. But she's okay with that, and even has a small amount of romantic affection for him, because there are a lot of things that Haseo has that Atoli does not - fame and success, despite being a job class most The World players agree is underpowered and not worth it. If he can overcome that stigma, that label of worthlessness, why can't she?

However, Haseo and Sakaki don't get along very well either, and often her loyalty to her superior comes into conflict with her friendship with Haseo.

Backstory:

Chigusa Kusaka's life has been rather troubled.

Ever since middle school, she met opposition from all sides. Her parents despised her for her attitude, as they believed that girls should be quiet, contrary to her upfront, loud nature. Her classmates refused to be friends with her for not being like them, to the point of frequent hostility (ah, teenage girls, why are you so mean?). Trying to appease one group incurred the wrath of the other. Nothing she could do would resolve the situation, but that didn't stop her from trying. She got a piercing and designer clothing. Her parents refused to let her wear them. She couldn't restrain her nature, and her failing grades only served to make the resentment of her parents worse.

Nothing she did helped the situation in any way, and she began contemplating suicide.

It was on a suicide website that she met someone going by the name of "Sakaki", who was able to convince her to join The World. This, effectively, saved her life. By so doing, Atoli gained an almost fanatical devotion to him (although she still needs to work on fear and surprise). Upon meeting Haseo later, she decided to fix his... er... attitude and considers herself one of his friends.

One of the first things she does is invite her to one of her favorite areas. After clearing it, Atoli hears an unusual sound and insists they investigate. Haseo and Atoli stumble upon a glowing sigil engraved into the back of the area's temple, which transports them to a unique area otherwise known as a Lost Ground. A glowing amoeba monster, not normally present in The World's code, attacks them. Atoli faints, but Haseo is saved by another player, Kuhn, who reveals to Haseo that the entity is a form of AIDA (Artificially Intelligent Data Anomaly).

Haseo eventually asked her to join his Arena team in a bid to knock out the Demon Palace Emperor, Endrance. She refused at first, but later warmed up to the idea and joined up, partially thanks to another player, Saku, baiting Haseo into a trap. Her twin sister Bo then promptly turned around and telling Atoli about it, and in response she messaged Sakaki and they went and saved him. Thanks to her help, and that of Silabus, a mutual friend of theirs, Haseo dethrones Endrance and becomes Demon Palace Emperor.

Not too long after that, though, she found out about Shino.

Shino was another The World character with almost the same design as Atoli's. Deluding herself into thinking that Haseo only paid attention to her because of this similarity, she runs off looking for Haseo's primary enemy Tri-Edge and leaves the normal space of The World. Finding herself in a blank white space occupied only by a set of coin-op lockers, she is attacked by an AIDA and falls unconscious. Haseo and Kuhn save her at that moment.

What she doesn't know is that Sakaki is actually a 10-year-old boy with delusions of grandeur and world-conquering using her as a tool (she discovers this later, of course, but not until late in Volume 2). The real mystery about him isn't how he manages to channel Light Yagami so well, it's how he sounds like he's voiced by Crispin Freeman over the Internet.

Canon Powers:
Atoli is a Harvest Cleric, quintessential healing class. Not particularly skilled with offensive or debilitation magic, she instead ensures the continued well-being of other players. Her spell list is as follows:
Repth - restores a small amount of HP (100*) to a single target [Mind]
Rip Duk - cures poisoning on one target [Mind]
Rue Kruz - weak water-elemental attack [Water]
Rip Mumyn - cures sleep on one target [Mind]
Ul Repth - restores a medium-small amount of HP (200) to a single target [Mind]
Zan Rom - weak wind-elemental attack that quickly grounds flying enemies** [Wind]
Rip Maen - revives one unconscious ally with a small amount of HP (25%, will have the same limits as Recarm in Hinoto-Ri) [Mind]
La Repth - restores a small amount of HP (100) to the entire party [Mind]
Rip Maj - cures curse on one target [Mind]

She also knows Gan Bolg [Earth] and Vak Don [Fire], although these spells were learned from scrolls - clerics don't naturally learn them.

She also possesses the "Phase 2 Epitaph", although she is unaware of this (furthermore, at this canon point, it has been forcibly removed from her by an AIDA). The Epitaph allows her to summon Innis, the Mirage of Deceit, as an Avatar, although in Hinoto-Ri Innis will act as a Persona instead (see below).

*HP totals in G.U. easily go into the thousands at higher levels. Atoli's HP approaches 3000 at the maximum level of Vol.3 (Level 150).

**No enemies in G.U. nullify, block, or reflect wind, but flying enemies in Hinoto-Ri that do won't be affected by Zan Rom's anti-air property.

Canon Weapons|Items:
Harvest Clerics are restricted to using Staves in combat. While other equipment has no bearing on her appearance, she also wears robes. Furthermore, all of her equipment is customizable using certain materials. She currently owns materials that grant the following abilities:
Weapon attachments: [Has a chance to inflict Curse (SP drain)], [Has a chance to deal extra Water damage]
Armor attachments: [Increases max SP by 10%], [Same effect as the "Resist Water" passive skill]
Accessory attachments: [Reduces the cost of healing spells by 10%, but increases the cost of other spells by 5 points]

Attachment types are exclusive to the specified equipment type (e.g. weapon attachments are equippable on weapons only).

She later obtains a unique weapon called Dancing Haze, but that's for, well, later.

Canon Baggage:
Just inventory items. Steam Bikes exist in the world, but Atoli is never seen using one. However, since inconsequential NPCs are listed on bike mission leaderboards, it is safe to assume she has one and will thus be taking one with her anyway.

Persona
Starter Persona
[INNIS AVATAR]
THE MOON

LVL 1 | CURRENT LVL: 1
WEAK: Earth, Physical | REFLECTS: (if any) | ABSORBS: (if any) | BLOCKS: (list here) | RESISTS: Water, Wind

SKILLSET
▶ Dia (Slight single-target healing)
▶ Aqua (Slight single-target Water damage)
▶ Cleave (Slight single-target Physical damage)
▶ Garu (Slight single-target Wind damage)
▷ Recarm (Single-target revival with 50% HP)
▷ Power Slash (Medium single-target Physical damage)
▷ Diarama (Medium single-target healing)
▷ Haze of Treason (Inflicts medium Wind damage on all enemies and has a 30% chance of inflicting Confusion)
★ Data Drain (Halves one target's HP and inflicts a lot of status effects at once)

PASSIVE SKILLS
▶ Water Boost (Increase water damage output by 25%)
▷ Resist Mute (Reduce chance of succumbing to Silence)
▷ Dodge Physical (Double evasion against Physical attacks)

1st Person Example
[Atoli is out in the wilds of Capricorn, which has always been her favorite of the districts, and night is rapidly approaching.

The sunset is accompanied by a small flock of birds parting from a bush in the center of the video - this one felt special to her, and she wanted to keep the memory and share it with everyone. Her day was far from over, but now was a good time to take a break, having a picnic under the clear sky.]

But a few of those birds get closer to her, revealing that they're wearing masks. Their eyes glow fiercely, and their haunting calls blast in your ears.]


Huh? AAAAAAAAAH!!

[She screams, clearly not prepared for this battle. Is anyone willing to bail her out of another mess?]

3rd Person Example
This body both was, and was not, hers.

Since she had come across that white room in The World, Atoli had felt a lack of disconnect between her mind and her body. The M2D used for many VR applications was a marvel of modern technology, but it wasn't perfect. It could reproduce the appearance and the sounds of the other World, but not the feeling of the winds or the pain of being struck by a blow.

But everything she had experienced from that point on had been real. She had felt it.

It was almost too much. The World was, to her, just that - another world. There, she had an unshakable pillar, someone she knew would always support her, and she would support him in turn. She knew his name and his face and they would never leave her.

That person wasn't here.

It was only now that the full weight of that statement hit her.

That night, Atoli couldn't bring herself to sleep.
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