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L'kaira

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~Brief Description~

 

L'kaira is an alien from a world whose name is forgotten, who came to Earth near the end of the second millenium, and has remained here ever since. She came to the Pen after Evangeline wrote her about it, and told her to end her journies and come here. More about that later.

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~History~

 

SHORT VERSION:

Born on an alien world, to a telepathic tribe of a telepathic race. Very strong, had great shields, but her home was attacked when she was out, and she was tricked and captured, and sent to Earth to spy out the land for the "demons", as she called them. Has been on her own for years now. She looks human enough to pass, and her wierd coloring is passed off as "some quirk because she Oriental". From the year 3957 of our future.

 

LONG VERSION:

My apologies for the change in text size, it was a very rushed job.

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L'kaira lost track of the time, deep in the bowels of the Great Library, but many years after she was forgotten, a rebellion took place. Students rose against the administration, overthrowing the oppressive attitudes taught there. L'kair emerged to lead the students in a organized revolt, rather than a bloodbath, with her telepaths at the head of her legions. When it was all over, she left a few of her closest in charge, and left. She was no longer needed in the Academy, and her time ha come to go. She travelled across the world, finding the enclaves of telepaths that her former students had built, visiting and learning their inovations. For twenty years she travelled, never seeming to age, becoming close with only a few. One of those few was Evangeline, another was Rena'ah. The circumstances of their meetings are tales for other times than this one.

 

When Evangeline wrote L'kaira a letter describing the place she had just come to, the Pen Keep, L'kaira decided it time and more than time to end her travels and settle in a place to claim as her own. No one recognized her in the world anymore, again she had been forgotten. Perhaps now was the time to create bonds that would last.

 

And thus L'kaira came to the Keep, intending to stay.

Edited by Evangeline

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~Abilities~

 

L'kaira's physical abilities are actually quite limited. She has no practical knowledge of physical weapons other than book knowledge, because her mental abilities are SO great that she doesn't need them. She has a basic understanding of defensive martial arts, (blocks and dodges and etc), and a precise theoretical understanding of several types of common guns (she knows how they're put together and how they work, far beyond what anyone except the maker would know), however she has never had to put this knowledge to use, as she has never been incapacitated to the point where her telepathy becomes useless. She also has complete command of her body. After living in it for so long in peak condition, there is nothing about it that is unknown to her. Thus, if she wants to intimidate, she will. If she wants to comfort (however rare that might be), she will. Her carriage of self is as much an ability to be admired as anything else.

 

As a side note, she is also an accomplished singer. She's got a low alto, very smooth, which is rarely heard. She doesn't flaunt it; in fact, only a handful know the talent even exists.

 

~Weaknesses~

Lack of practical knowledge in virtually ANYTHING except telepathy. If she's ever mentally incapacitated, alone, she'd be virtually defenseless.

She's too logical. She totally and completely misses the fact that other people feel emotions, because SHE doesn't feel them, and often doesn't take them into account when deciding what to do. She doesn't know 'right' and 'wrong', she weighs the facts and chooses that course which makes the most sense for her and those she must protect. More about this in the Personality page.

Edited by Evangeline

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~Magical Abilities~

 

L'kaira's magical abilities are actually not magical at all - they're mental.

 

Before I describe them, I must explain how I differentiate between the Mage Gift and Mind Gifts. These are two totally separate sets of abilities, one uses an internal power source that directly affects the world around the mage, and the other uses the mind to do the same. They might mimic each other, but they are different, and require two totally separate sets of shields. Thus, if a mage is shielded against magic but not against telepathy, he is left open to mental attack. If a telepath is shielded against another mind but not against magic, he is left open to magical attacks, like magebolts and spells. Telepathy cannot affect the work done by magic, and magic cannot affect the work done by telepathy.

 

Okay. Get it? Good.

 

In L'kaira's world (that of the school), telepathic power is scaled on a range of 1 - 10, weakest to strongest. You read in the history that one of L'kaira's students created the scale, and he used L'kaira as the standard, because she was the strongest known telepath on Earth, and to her knowledge, on her homeworld as well. Therefore, L'kaira is a ten in all three categories, as will be described below. She has yet to reach the absolute limits of her powers, and has yet to find a telepath stronger than her. And she has been so long without peer and without anyone like her that she has closed off the part of herself that feels emotion, so she's not even haughty about it. It's simply... a fact of life.

 

Telepathy - mental communication

Telepathy consists of all forms of mind to mind contact, including but not limited to empathy, speech, and alteration.

Broadcasting - potential strength of sending

Recieving - sensitivity to mental communication

Telekinesis - moving things, affecting the physical world

Telekinesis can be broken down into all the familiar categories, including but not limited to pyrokinetics, telekinesis and illusion casting, of either sound or sight.

 

More specific abilities include imitating flight by levitating herself (a form of telekinesis that goes against the Terran rules of physics. Only L'kaira and a very few of her more powerful students know how to do this), and teleportation, which is a relative of levitation, and even more limited. (As of the last time I checked in on Spiral Arm Academy's universe, only three knew how, after more than fifteen years under L'kaira's tutelage.)

 

~Weaknesses~

L'kaira has next to no defences against a direct magical attack. There is no magic in the SAA universe, so she's never heard that such a talent exists. She's currently considering ways to shield against this new threat, but satisfies herself with the ability to sense the menal shift before a spell is launched, and finding a solution at the time of the problem. Rena'ah has provided her with rudimentary shields, but no more. L'kaira's force of personality will be enough to protect her in the friendly confines of the Pen, she'll only have to worry if she leaves it.

Edited by Evangeline

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~Items~

 

Nothing of a magical nature or any significance. She learned the lesson long, LONG ago that anything of personal value is a potential target, and so doesn't have any.

 

Not to stop others giving anything to her... she just doesn't have any entering the field. ^__~

 

She has clothes, of course! She and Evangeline are my only characters that actually have a wardrobe... L'kaira, because she can teleport her clothes from anywhere to where she is, and so has the ability to have different outfits. Heh.

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~Physical Description~

 

L'kaira is purple. That's the simplest way to put it. Her hair is purple, the last shade before black, and her skin is purple, the last shade before white. As I said in her Auction intro, she often wears black, which sets the contrast very high, and highlights her eyes (which are plain dark purple, and obviously so). Below is her basic outfit and looks, described in bullet form. If she's wearing something else, I will of course describe it IC.

 

LOOKS:

Hair: Purple, actually, but for all intents and purposes, black. Stick straight. Bangs to the tops of her eyebrows. Hits just below her shoulder blades.

Eyes: Purple-black, but the purple is more noticable.

Skin: Looks white, but is tinged pale purple if you look closely.

CLOTHES:

Shirt: Two, actually, a black long-sleeved undershirt and a purple capsleeved tee-shirt over it.

Pants: Thin, black, sort of silky, and falred at the ankle

Skirt: Knee-length, darker purple than the tee. Denim material, four pockets (two front and two back). A four inch slit in back seam.

Shoes: black ankle boots with a 1.5 inch heel

Edited by Evangeline

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~Personality~

 

L'kaira, on first glance, really doesn't have a personality. She's cold even to those who are close to her, she doesn't let anyone inside her impenetrable shields, she doesn't show any emotion. However. Once she decides that someone is a friend, she will defend that person to the greatest extent of her abilities, because that person is close to her, and she considers those close to her an extention of herself. She has such a great control of her personal shields that they will respond to any shift in her mental powers instantaneously, so if she wants to send them to surround another person while remaining grounded on her, they will.

 

Most of all about L'kaira is her efficiency. She'll take the shortest safe route from A to B, period. If that's teleportation, yes. If it's flight, yes. If it's walking for three miles then teleporting into the air and flying the rest of the way, yes. Whatever is required, she'll do. She's almost military-minded, that way.

 

If one wants to become a friend of L'kaira, the best way is to befriend Evangeline or Rena'ah first. L'kaira trusts no one unless and until it has been proven that she can, and to this extent, the best way to prove that is to open your mind to her and let her see for herself. Remember, she has no concept of right or wrong, only the best for all involved. She doesn't care what you've done in the past, she safely assumes a certain level of standards has already been met and goes from there. That means she won't attack you the first time you approach her. All the people in the Pen have that basic level to start with, because Evangeline said it would be a good place to come to, so therefore it must be.

 

She a bit naive that way. If she befriends someone, it's because that person meets her very high standards, so she trusts them completely.

 

To her friends, she unwinds a little. She's still more likely to be angry than to be cheerful, but there's more gray area. There's more physical expression. She'll tell you if she likes or doesn't like something. With strangers, she's more likely to remove herself from the situation by any means necessary before revealing that much of herself.

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