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уυαη кα-ƒαι ([personal profile] cloakand_danger) wrote2008-06-14 02:24 am

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1. What is your full name? Yuan Ka-Fai
2. Where and when were you born? Asgard; about sixteen years before the Kharlan War began
3. Who are/were your parents? (Know their names, occupations, personalities, etc.) I never knew them.
4. Do you have any siblings? I don't know.
5. Where do you live now, and with whom? Describe the place and the person/people. In Cair Paradisa, at the moment; I don't have a roommate, but most of my fellow residents are crazy and/or stupid.
6. What is your occupation? Seraph and Renegade leader
7. Write a full physical description of yourself. You might want to consider factors such as: height, weight, race, hair and eye color, style of dress, and any tattoos, scars, or distinguishing marks. Tall, long blue hair, mostly humanlike in build and appearance. I usually wear red and blue armor with gold trim, a long navy blue cloak, and white trousers.
8. To which social class do you belong? Around here, it's not applicable. Back home, I'm a half-elf; my race is my social class, although the rank implied by that differs between the worlds.
10. Are you right- or left-handed? I am right-handed.
11. What does your voice sound like? ...Usually annoyed, when people ask useless questions.
12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently? ...I can't think of any in particular, but I've been accused of spouting cliches.
13. What do you have in your pockets? A few cat treats, some money in case I decide to go into the city...and a nail, how did that get there?
14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics? See above about the cliches; other than that, how would I know?

Part 2: Growing Up

15. How would you describe your childhood in general? Mostly nonexistent. Slavery doesn't allow for childhood as most people think of it.
16. What is your earliest memory? ...I vaguely recall being...taken away from somewhere, and arriving at the Aurion family holdings.
17. How much schooling have you had? Only what little Kratos could find time to teach me without either of us getting caught; and that was only after he saved me. I didn't learn to read until I was sixteen or so.
18. Did you enjoy school? Of course; I was eager to gain the extra skills that would let me function in a human-centric world.
19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities? Life has been a crash-course in survival skills. So far, I'm winning.
20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them. Nana was an older slave, scarred and broken...I remember she looked so much older than her mere hundred years, although some of that is probably a child's perception. She was kind when no one else bothered; but she died when I was about eight.
21. While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family? I didn't have any family; but the other slaves stuck together when we could, except for the snitches who tried to earn favor by telling the masters when others broke the rules.
22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I didn't have any concept of becoming something else.
23. As a child, what were your favorite activities? Zapping bugs, when I could do so without getting caught. Sleeping, in the summer when I could be warm enough. Watching thunderstorms.
24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display? As a young child, I was meek, always frightened; I learned quickly to keep to myself and show no weakness. As I got older, I became resentful of the humans who had all the power, and I began to act out in defiance of the injustices inflicted upon us. I would have been killed for that if the master's son hadn't rescued me.
25. As a child, were you popular? Who were your friends, and what were they like? No.
26. When and with whom was your first kiss? I was fifteen; she was a slave like myself, and I had protected her from an overseer who wanted to take advantage. ...I don't even remember her name anymore...
27. Are you a virgin? If not, when and with whom did you lose your virginity? No. The same girl, a few weeks later.
28. If you are a supernatural being (i.e. mage, werewolf, vampire), tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities. If you are just a normal human, describe any influences in your past that led you to do the things you do today. We were all captured and used as experimental subjects for the crystals they'd developed; we escaped with them equipped and fled to find a Dwarf who made us Key Crests to control them, and from that point on we were angels.

Part 3: Past Influences

29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far? ...The most life-changing event would have to be Martel's death. Everything shattered after that...
30. Who has had the most influence on you? Martel, of course...although Kratos is a close second.
31. What do you consider your greatest achievement? Convincing the leaders of both nations to sign a peace treaty; even if it didn't last, it was amazing progress.
32. What is your greatest regret? Not being just an instant faster when that assassin attacked...
33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done? Started a religion.
34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind? Any such records would have been destroyed when Cruxis took control of the world.
35. When was the time you were the most frightened? The incident I remember most clearly associated with fear was when we were locked away as experiments, and they threw Kratos back into the cell after injecting him with Aionis; he was in intense pain, and Martel's healing magic only made it worse. ...I was terrified that he would die then and there.
36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you? Going drinking with Kratos, when we were younger. He would get drunk and end up flirting with anything remotely pretty and female.
37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why? I would find a way to keep that assassin from reaching Martel. That was the turning point where everything went wrong...
38. What is your best memory? When Martel agreed to marry me.
39. What is your worst memory? Martel dying in my arms.

Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions

40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic? Pessimistic.
41. What is your greatest fear? Turning into a vicious dictator like Mithos.
42. What are your religious views? Very funny.
43. What are your political views? Everyone has an equal right to live happily, no matter their birth.
45. Are you able to kill? Yes.
46. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do? Deprive them of the ability and opportunity to think, to feel, to live their own life. Keep them dumb and ignorant, subjugated by hatred and divisiveness.
47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love? ...True love, yes. Soul mates? I'm not sure.
48. What do you believe makes a successful life? Acknowledging that others' lives have value equal to your own.
49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)? Not at all.
50. Do you have any biases or prejudices? I try not to, but I'm aware that I tend to have a bias toward half-elves as opposed to other races. I do my best to remain objective in spite of that.
51. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it? I don't think I can answer that properly. There is almost certainly a situation that could be created which would force me to do pretty much anything.
52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)? My closest friends.

Part 5: Relationships With Others

53. In general, how do you treat others (politely, rudely, by keeping them at a distance, etc.)? Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how? I keep others at a distance unless I have very carefully determined that it is safe to do otherwise.
54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why? As things stand now? Kratos at home, Chris in Paradisa. ...I don't feel like elaborating.
55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why? Martel, for her strength, her kindness, the love that she showed to a world that despised her and all her kind.
56. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people. Chris is my closest friend currently; I also count Five and Vergil as friends, as well as of course Kratos and Botta, if they ever return. All of them are strong in their different ways, and yet kind, sometimes unexpectedly so.
57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? Martel was my fiancee; while he was in Paradisa, Botta and I were lovers. I don't currently have anyone, though.
58. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened. She died, and then he left.
59. What do you look for in a potential lover? Someone intelligent, who is capable of withstanding my moods and balancing me out when necessary.
60. How close are you to your family? I never knew them. As I've said many times.
61. Have you started your own family? If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Why or why not? After a fashion. Kratos, Martel and Mithos were my family while we traveled together.
62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help? Chris, Botta, or Kratos, depending on who was available.
63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why? See the above answer; because they've proven themselves willing and able.
64. If you died or went missing, who would miss you? Those I've named as my friends, at least. More than that, I'm not sure of.
65. Who is the person you despise the most, and why? Kvar; he just rubs me the wrong way every time we speak. At least Rodyle can be interesting to debate with, if rather dangerous; Kvar is like talking to a void.
66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict? I argue only when there's a chance of winning an argument; otherwise, I go my own path regardless of what they may think.
67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations? Yes.
68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not? I don't have a particular aversion to crowds, but it is difficult to keep track of so many people.
69. Do you care what others think of you? I prefer them to think I am what I try to show them; what that is varies, depending on the person.

Part 6: Likes And Dislikes

70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes? I like to read, to fly, and to sit outside during thunderstorms.
71. What is your most treasured possession? My engagement ring to Martel...
72. What is your favorite color? Green, I suppose. I don't think about it much.
73. What is your favorite food? Pasta.
74. What, if anything, do you like to read? Speculative fiction, philosophy, books on the science and magic of other worlds.
75. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)? A quiet evening spent talking with friends, or a good book.
76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit? Not frequently; I've tried all of them in the past - millennia is a long time to experiment - but I don't really like giving up my self-control.
77. How do you spend a typical Saturday night? Working, flying, reading...mostly the same as any other night.
78. What makes you laugh? Not much. Occasionally a particularly clever comeback will make me chuckle.
79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you? I'm offended by discrimination and prejudice in any form, but little if anything can shock me anymore.
80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself? Read, fly, do some paperwork...anything to keep from thinking.
81. How do you deal with stress? I distract myself with projects. If the stress is too acute, I relieve some with target practice using my magic.
82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan? I like to have a plan, but I'm perfectly capable of improvising when it goes wrong.
83. What are your pet peeves? People shouting into the journals.

Part 7: Self Images And Etc.

84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted? I spend most of my time these days reading the journal, playing with Kat, or exercising. Non-violent distractions are always welcome, but violent ones are more common.
85. What is your greatest strength as a person? My willingness to change, to adapt with any situation as it comes up.
86. What is your greatest weakness? I'm not exactly the most mentally stable of people; I need help staying on an even keel sometimes.
87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Right now? I want my wings back.
88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted? Introverted.
89. Are you generally organized or messy? I believe the term is 'controlled chaos'.
90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at. I am good at leading people, at fighting, and at planning ahead. I am bad at drawing, singing, and cooking.
91. Do you like yourself? Not especially, but I'm not one to indulge in self-hatred, either.
92. What are your reasons for being an adventurer (or doing the strange and heroic things that RPG characters do)? Are your real reasons for doing this different than the ones you tell people in public? (If so, detail both sets of reasons...) To give Martel her rest, to save the worlds from destruction, to bring equality to the races without having to destroy most of the population in the process. It's not what I tell Cruxis, certainly.
93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime? To reunite the worlds and sprout the Great Seed into a new Mana Tree.
94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Sheena says Cruxis will be defeated by then - assuming I ever get back home - so probably leading the Renegades in rebuilding the world.
95. If you could choose, how would you want to die? Defending my principles.
96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left. ...Write a letter telling those I care about exactly what they mean to me, then go attack the strongest evil being available. ...This is assuming that the death is permanent, of course. If it's a castle death, I'd just tell Chris to take care of Kat, and promise everyone to be back in two weeks or so.
97. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death? Doing what was best for the world at large, in spite of intense opposition.
98. What three words best describe your personality? Calm, tenacious, calculating
99. What three words would others probably use to describe you? Cold, stubborn, jerk
100. What advice would you, the player, give to your character? ...You seem to be doing okay so far. Just keep gradually opening up to people.

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