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- Has several piercings
- Has Red Eyes
- Has a scratched out leaf tattoo on the back of his right hand
「Snow's primary 'ability' allows him to manipulate light and darkness. This manipulation of duality offers Snow a wide variety of abilities, from being able to fire concentrated beams of light to manipulating 'waves' of darkness to consume his enemies. He is capable of blending into shadows almost perfectly, and he can combine the contrasting elements to create 'portals' between different places so long as he can envision his destination accurately.」
「Snow can 'shift' between the physical and astral planes.
This is different from standard Astral Projection as he pulls his own physical body, and anyone else, with him into a generally unseen dimension. Naturally he cannot interact with anyone outside of this plane of existence. Even though the Astral Plane is a dimension that runs concurrent with reality, its ever-changing and ethereal nature means that transversing through it to avoid detection can be unreliable, as you can wind up terribly off-course if you take too long.」
「Snow can create a 10 meter bubble. Snow can manipulate the 'time' of anything within the bubble for a total of one minute. This can be used in bursts, such as engaging someone and then rewinding time by 10 seconds to change his approach.
But, once he's used 1 minute of his allowed 'time', the bubble bursts and he can't recreate for quite a while (once per thread unless there's some sort of massive time skip).
He can't trap anyone in the bubble, so 'escaping' from it is very much an option, though the radius can make this difficult.」
「Having grown up on his own and with Crux Training, Snow is a proficient combatant. Naturally he's mastered his Bellicosa, making him a proficient marksman, and he's more than capable of handling himself in hand to hand combat and with small arms. Things such as broadswords, battle axes and the like aren't his style.」
「Snow is a arguably at the pinnacle of physical performance for a human. Constant training and dieting has left him in shape, with increased strength, stamina, agility and reflexes. Yet, he is still very much a Human and isn't quite as durable as most of the supernatural entities and demi-humans that populate Sium.」
Snow is, at his core, a rebel. Even though he fights for Crux Fidelis, he's always done things his own way since childhood. His lack of true friendship or acceptance from anyone for most of life naturally caused him to disregard the opinions of others. He'll always be himself - you'll usually find him being loud, brash and a man of action. He's not one to sit around and wait for others to make the first move - he's an initiator, and he really knows how to cut loose when the opportunity presents itself.
Snow is ambitious at his core. There's a lot of things he wants out of life, but they're constrained by his own morals.
Snow, in all honesty, just wants to be happy. That's honestly his only real 'ambition' - to be happy. It's an abstract thing, but it's part of what defines him. Be it enjoying the company of others, or just relaxing by himself - he's constantly seeking his own form of happiness.
As expected of his job, Snow is a people person through and through. If required, he could easily talk your ear off, and his naturally extroverted personality makes it easy for him to get close to others. He can be easily be charming or funny, though it's not always genuine. As a spy, he's skilled in manipulating people and extracting secrets from him. While he doesn't take pleasure in betraying people's trust, he'll do it if it's in the name of Crux Fidelis.
Surprisingly, Snow isn't a braggart. He's not one to boast about himself or the things he's accomplished or done. Yet,
even with his humility, he does hold himself in a high regard, though he keeps it to himself. He's also not fond of extremely arrogant people; those tend to be the ones he dislikes the most because they don't know how to sit down and shut up.
Whether he admits it or not, regardless of his 'rebellious' attitude, he does seek acceptance. Snow will never compromise himself for someone else, but he does want to be accepted for who he is. It's something that means a lot to him, both in terms of friendship and romance. He'll never change himself to be someone's 'ideal' - it's just not who he is. He's very much a 'what you see is what you get' type of individual.
Snow was born in Empyrean to a small, noble family. But, he was viewed as an abomination. Born with red eyes, he was viewed as cursed by the extremely superstitious family. He couldn't be allowed to stay, regardless of his status as a noble. But, the murder of a child did not sit right, so he was left in an orphanage in Xipilkha. Due to his red eyes, he was still an outcast among the other children. This created a child that never felt as though they fit in, and who eventually began to tread the path of a rebel.
By the age of 10, Snow had left the orphanage, deciding to try and make it on his own. It was foolish and stupid, but anything was better than constantly being hated and treated like he was a walking curse. Inevitably, he fell in with a group of misfits that were outcasts for their own reasons. They were a gang, and they were family. They marched to the beat of their own drum. They were wild and free, and that was all that mattered to them. Freedom. And when they wanted something, they took it. They weren't a large scale criminal gang, and things rarely escalated beyond bodily harm... But it did once, and it was fatal.
It was supposed to be nothing but a simple bank robbery.
No one was supposed to get hurt, but things escalated faster than they could have anticipated. There was a struggle that broke out into a full-blown fight and people got hurt - people died. Crux was there almost immediately, and Snow and the remaining members of his gang, some having escaped,
were taken into custody. Thrown into prison, he was certain that was how his life would end. But that wouldn't be the case. The stigma of having red-eyes followed him even into prison. People picked fights with him, perhaps in some attempt to prove something to the other inmates, but he never went down. Losing wasn't an option for him, after all.
Snow was confused when, one day, the Warden of the prison called for him. He was given an offer, based on his physical abilities alone. A chance to... Prove himself as something more than a criminal. He had never been given a chance, but the Warden saw potential in him. Under strict guidance, and without proper approval, Snow was allowed to train and take part in activities the Warden deemed would rehabilitate him.
Eventually, Snow proved himself to be trustworthy, and more importantly, an asset. Snow swore an oath to the Crux, becoming a Hallowed, and his sentence was waved. He had been given a second chance, and it wasn't something he intended on wasting. He spent the next few years fighting in the name of Crux Fidelis. While there was still a stigma against him, he finally had a place he felt as though he belonged and a sense of purpose.
But, even if he fought for Crux, he was still wild. He had grown up with cutthroats and he still subscribed to the mentality of a rebel. He'd follow orders, but sometimes he'd just alter them a little bit - just enough to make them be fun for him. Bending the rules was fun, so long as you did it in moderation.
But, one night in particular, things ALMOST got out of hand.
His assignment had been to capture a group of criminals, their boss specifically. He knew they wouldn't spill the beans, so he had been working with them. Pulling off small,
odd-jobs to gain their trust and work his way up the ranks.
Things hit a snag, though, when Crux got involved. He had managed to maintain his cover perfectly, and to keep it going he was forced to fight against his fellow Hallowed.
It was a violent affair, but he managed to keep his comrades alive. He earned the group's trust, and was eventually able to apprehend their boss. It was the biggest achievement of his life, in all honesty. One that even earned him the respect of a few of his fellow Hallowed, particularly the ones he managed to keep alive.
For once, he felt like he truly belonged.
Almost naturally, Snow inevitably wound up in a relationship with another hallowed. It was a short-lived but sweet affair that could only be described as passionate, more than anything else. Whether or not it was fueled by love or lust, no one knows. But, the only thing that mattered to him was that someone fully accepted him for who he was.
But, the life of a Hallowed isn't one of safety. Danger comes with the job, and while he knew it was a possibility, he was still hurt when he received word of her death during a mission. For the first time in his life, he felt a pain that was more than physical.
It affected him as a person, but some would argue for the better. He became more compassionate, in some respects yet he still had that same attitude. While he was a member of Crux, he had always acted and fought for his own benefit above all else, either subconsciously or intentionally. But something about the death of someone close to him caused him to view things a little differently. It posed a question he had never considered:
Was he willing to die for the safety of others in the name of Crux Fidelis? And the answer was yes. Yes, he was.
A short time after that, he was given a new mission. A dangerous one, far more so than taking down a small-town crime ring. He was to infiltrate Black Sun Cabal and act as a Spy for Crux Fidelis. Yes, it was dangerous - but it was a mission he accepted regardless. He wouldn't fail, and he wouldn't betray the Crux.
No matter how far down the rabbit hole he had to go.
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