*Your Journal: tiger_dragoon
*Age: over 16
*Contact Information: Plurk as tiger_dragoon is the easiest way to get a hold of me
*Characters already in the game: Ravage from TF Shattered Glass
*Character Name: Rose
*Character Canon: Legend of Dragoon
*Age: There is no specific age, but she is over well over a 11,000-years-old, but looks to be in her early to mid-20s
*Timeline/Pull Point: End of canon, when she dies.
*History: Long ago, Rose was one of the original seven Dragoons who fought in a war known as the Dragon Campaign. The war was between the humans, with other races as allies, and a race known as the Winglies. The Winglies, led by Malbu Frahma, believed that because they possessed the most magic that they had the right to rule over and enslave all other races. The Dragoons, under the leadership of the human Emperor Diaz, were formed to fight against Frahma and his followers. The Dragoons was a small group that consisted of mostly humans, who had slain powerful dragons in order to take their crystallized souls, called Dragoon Spirits. The Dragoon Spirits allowed them to use elemental magic and command dragons that drew power from those elements, thus gave them a better chance in a fight against the Winglies.
Nothing is known about Rose before she became a Dragoon. It is safe to assume that she was a warrior, perhaps a knight, in Emperor Diaz’s army. Her strong will and skills as a fighter allowed her to be chosen to become a Dragoon, and thus was sent out to slay a dragon. With her fiancé Zieg, who was already a Dragoon, by her side, she was tasked to slay the Darkness Dragon. Once slain, she received the dragon’s spirit and a baby dragon was born from its corpse. She named the new born dragon Michael and raised him to be a beast of war and to fight alongside her in battle against the Winglies.
During the final battle of the war, Rose had witnessed her fellow Dragoons fall in battle. She even saw Zieg turned to stone before her eyes when he had defeated Malbu Frahma in single combat. This left her to be the only Dragoon who saw the end of the war.
When he had fought Malbu Frahma, Zieg had smashed crystal that Frahma drew his power from. That crystal contained the soul of a being called the Virage Embryo, which was the God of Destruction. When the world was still young, the Winglies had separated the Virage’s soul from its body. The soul was sealed away so they could draw power from it, and the body was cast into the sky to create a moon that never set. When Zieg smashed the crystal the soul was released and thus started a long ongoing cycle.
Rose found out what was in the crystal, and was told that the soul would be reborn as a human and then would try to find its way back to its original body, and thus mark the end of the world. Since she was the only Dragoon to survive the war, and knew her actions had started the possible end of the world, Rose decided she had to do something about it. With the help of Charle Frahma, the elder sister of Malbu who sided with the humans, Rose was made immortal. Every 108 years, when the Moon that Never Sets turned red, she had to find the baby who was born with the soul of the God of Destruction and kill it along with anyone who was nearby.
Because of all the death and destruction she had to caused in order to save her world, history began to refer to her as the Black Monster. Over time, the baby that would be born was referred to as the Moon Child, which people believed would bring salvation to the world. This only made her task seem more villainous, even though what she was doing was for the greater good.
She had done this for thousands of years, and she had grown into the habit of not staying in one place for very long, since she didn’t age. In order to keep sane she killed her own emotions and didn’t allow herself to get too attached to anyone other than her dragon Michael, who survived the war with her. For 10,000 years, the dragon stayed by her side until he fell into battle madness, which he couldn’t even recognized Rose. It was at this time she was forced to slay him, which left Charle Frahma to be the only person who knew about her life before she took on the task of being the Black Monster.
About 18 years after she slain the Moonchild for the 108th time, Rose met a young man by the name of Dart, a survivor of Neet which was the village she had to destroy when she last killed the Moon Child. She saved him from a green dragon that had chased him. When he had left to return to his village, her Dragoon Spirit started to glow, which was something it was only supposed to do in the presence of another Dragoon. Because of this, she started to follow him. When she finally caught up to him, it was revealed that he also possessed a Dragoon Spirit, the one that once belonged to Zieg.
She showed Dart how to use the Dragoon Spirit and accompanied him on his journey to find out why Emperor Doel, and later a Wingly named Lloyd, was interested in Dart’s friend, Shana. During the long journey, other Dragoon Spirits were discovered. Rose at first claimed she tagged along because her companions reminded her of her former comrades during the Dragon Campaign, but later she slowly started to open herself up to her emotions.
Later, it was revealed that her former lover, Zieg, was alive and was Dart’s father. Not only that, but he also was the one who commanded Lloyd to take Shana so that the God of Destruction could be revived. This, of course devastated Rose, and her history was revealed to the rest of her companions, including the part about her being the Black Monster.
Rather than going to kill Shana to prevent the God of Destruction from coming back, she joined Dart and their companions to find an alternate way to prevent it. The Moon That Never Sets was eventually brought down to the planet, and onto the Divine Tree, which was the source of all forms of life in the world.
Rose and the others ventured into the Moon in order to confront Zieg and to save Shana. It was then revealed that Zieg was possessed by Malbu Frahma, who only wanted to use Shana to bring down the Moon so that he could become the God of Destruction, rather than the Moon Child. At the end of the battle with Malbu, Rose with the non-possessed Zieg sacrificed themselves to destroy Malbu and the Moon That Never Sets from the inside, and bought time for the other Dragoons and Shana to escape.
*Personality: Over the centuries, Rose had killed her own emotions in order to keep sane. She came off as a very stoic and logical person, doing what was necessary for the greater good, rather than letting herself get hung up over her personal morals. In one case, she almost slain another character, who had asked to be killed because he was defeated, but was stopped by Dart and Shana. She made a comment on how she hoped their sweetness would not get them killed.
The most emotion she would show was when she got annoyed or angered over something, such as when the character Lavitz tried to walk away with her for a "date," and she slapped him for it. It was also commented that her comments were harsh, especially when in reference to another character's weakness, or if someone made a mistake. Like when Dart's Dragoon Spirit was stolen by bandits, she got onto about being careless.
By the time she reached the end of her canon, and she no longer had to keep secrets, she started to show a little more emotion, she laughed for the first time in over 11,000 years and smiled a little. Though those moments were rare and far in between, since she had grown so used to keeping things to herself.
Rose was a type of person who would do what was necessary and had little regard to how it reflected on herself. She was willing to play the role of a monster, sacrificed her own humanity, and killed a newborn and everyone around it in cold blood in order keep her world from being destroyed. She was also motivated by guilt somewhat, since she was the only Dragoon to survive the first Dragon Campaign and it was the Dragoon’s actions that brought about the cycle of the Moon Child being born every 108 years.
Rose was first and for-most a warrior as she had spent most of her life fighting and playing mercenary, and had actually commented that she felt naked without her sword when she was invited to wear a dress to a party. In social situations, she is a bit awkward, blunt and to the point with her opinions, and was often viewed as insensitive. Even though during her journey she grew used to having companions, she was still more likely to go off on her own, and didn't rely on others very much.
In the end, Rose is still a private person, and is going to come off as stoic, harsh, and maybe even come across as heartless, since it's a habit with her by now. She will open up to those she becomes close to, but will maintain a serious attitude for the most part.
*Powers/Abilities: Rose is a highly skilled swordsman who relies more on speed than strength when it comes to a fight. Also, with her Dragoon Spirit, she can also summon her Dragoon armor and cast various attack spells and even summon the Darkness Dragon. The spells that she can cast are meant to attack the life force of a being and open a void to seal them in. Her Dragoon Spirit also allows her to control dragons, but I doubt she will be using that in the course of the game.
She has a total of four spells in her Dragoon form, but she will only be bringing in the first two into Re/alignment. The first one is called Astro Drain, which allows her take some of the life force from her enemy and use to heal herself or an ally, thus allowing her to heal and cause damage at the same time. The second one is known as Death Dimension, which allows her to seal away part of an enemy's life force in a pocket dimension and then shatter it. Her being able to summon the Darkness Dragon will not be coming with her into the game.
She can only cast these spells if she summons her Dragoon armor, and even then, it will need to be in the heat of battle. She can summon her armor without being in a fight, but it will drain her some, thus not be able to cast her spells effectively.
Her Dragoon armor also has wings and thus allows her to fly.
*Inventory: Rose will have with her the Dragoon Spirit of the Darkness Dragon, a normal saber, another saber like sword called the Dragon Buster, her armor, and a travel pack with extra clothes, a bed roll, and some travel rations.
*Starting Polarity: Vector Prime
If AU, how does your character differ from canon?: N/A
*First Person Sample:
[The video comes on and you see a slightly annoyed Rose. Her ever present sword is nowhere to be seen on her belt ]
If anyone has seen a girl who goes by the name of Meru, please inform me as soon as possible. She decided to play one of her pranks and took something of mine. Obviously, I wish to get it back.
[She sighs a bit, a little more than frustrated. Being without her weapon makes her feel naked and vulnerable, but at least she is trying hard not to show that through the network.]
She should not be that hard to spy. She is a fifteen year old girl with blood red eyes and whose hair is long, white, and is always tied back with a ribbon. Normally she wears an outfit suitable for a dancer and she always has a war hammer with her for defense. You should not have to worry about her attacking, as she would rather you pay attention to her dancing than anything else. She also tends to be more annoying when she thinks she is being playful an friendly.
[She goes to turn off the camera but stops as she remembers something else]
One more thing, if you happen to find my sword before you fine her, please return it to me.
[She finally turns off the video.]
*Third Person Sample:
Rose woke up to see a sky with constellations she never recalled seeing before. She got to her feet quickly, her hand went to the hilt of her sword and her feet planted into a fighting stance. Once no she was sure there was immediate danger, she relaxed some and took in the rest of her surroundings.
A rocky terrain bore a resemblance to the Death Frontier, but it was not like any part of that she had seen. Every direction she looked, the landscape was similar with no sign of civilization in sight. She wondered where her companions were, and if they were alright. In the end, she realized that she was alone, and thus could only rely on herself.
Rose sighed, "There is no point in just standing here."
She chose a direction and started to walk. Her hand stayed on the hilt of her sword, just in case, as she stayed alert. So far there were no other signs of life, human or otherwise. She couldn't decided if that was reassuring or not.
A nose sounded off to her side. She tensed up and quickly turned in that direction, sword drawn. "Who's there? Show yourself!" She demanded, her voice didn't betray any fear she may have felt.
A small creature she couldn't identify, scurried away. With a sigh of frustration, she sheathed her sword and continued on her way. Something told her that this was going to be a long journey.
Final Notes: N/A