| DEC December 50 |
© Melissa Jewell 2002
Birth date: Sept. 7, 4966 (Virgo)
Age in Current story Arc: 18
|Ariel, a Lysian national, left her homeland at the age
of 16 to join the ranks of the Assassin's Guild in Poketa City, Alentuca.
Her strength, skill, intelligence and unorthodox methods allowed her to
rise quickly in the guild until she was able to seize the coveted Premier
Rank by age 17. As top assassin she receives the highest price for
her services, first picks of jobs, and the fear and respect of the rest
of the guild and all of Poketa's underworld. She's rumored to be
among the most vicious and black hearted of people that the city has ever
harbored and often claims herself to be devoid of practically all petty
emotions. Having no inhibitions, she enjoys many one night stands
with those who meet her curious standards. She's also said to possess
a strange power beyond the known elemental types as well as other secrets
she's chosen not to reveal at the time. Her persona, whether for
real or an elaborate act, is unquestionably beneficial to her career and
perhaps that's all that matters.
Birth date: Nov. 17, 4961 (Scorpio)
Race: Lyerval (Jauktan)
Age in Current story Arc: 23
|Scrue is one of Poketa's numerous vagrants. At one
time his odd appearance (he seems to be a breed of lyerval said to have
been wiped out nearly 5,000 years before.), earned him the interest of
a research group, but after a few years he proved himself to be not much
more than a nuisance and a neurotic loser, so they gave up on him.
Not being one for respectable work, he acquires money by a mix of stealing,
gambling and begging. Very impulsive, his lack of thought on the consequences
of his actions often lands him in trouble with people far more dangerous
and powerful than himself. When faced with a fight he can't easily
win, he'll often panic and flee instead; after all it beats dying.
Temperament wise, he's just as unstable. By default he tends to be
pretty laid back, and is fairly easy to deal with if you're not easily
offended or annoyed, however he gets pissed off easily and then will lash
out. The right cocktail of psychiatric drugs would probably remedy
many of his problems, but he's content to be as he is, so you'd never get
him to take them.
Birth date: Oct. 16, 4964 (Libra)
Age in Current story Arc: 20
|There are only three female assassins in Poketa's guild
and June is one of them. She typically partners up with her roommate,
Isis while working, as they both fare better when they mix their complimentary
specialties. June's style is sniper, so of course is a crack shot
and none of her victims ever get the chance to suffer (which Ariel thinks
takes half the fun out of it.) Perhaps assassin wasn't the best job
choice for her, as she's very selective about the jobs she takes, only
going for the worst of the worse. Despite this she does okay for
herself, and manages to earn enough money to cover her share of the expenses
for their apartment as well as provide for her kid brother, Allen, of whom
she has custody. She's far more sensible and better apt at keeping
her cool than either Ariel or Isis, and is overall the best adjusted.
She usually finds herself trying to keep them from getting too worked up
over things, though that's a losing battle.
Birth date: Aug. 28, 4962 (Virgo)
Age in Current story Arc: 22
|Isis is the final female assassin in Poketa, and of all
of the assassins she's known to be the one to get the most emotionally
involved in the jobs she takes, which all have a vigilante justice theme
going for them. She particularly favors avenging crimes against women
who aren't capable of punishing them themselves. She's horrendously
overprotective of anyone she cares about, and seems particularly intent
on playing second mother to Ariel (which drives her absolutely crazy).
All this fussing started from how disadvantaged Ariel seemed when she first
arrived; no home, no money, and barely able to speak the language (though
she could write it far better). Her and June took her in for awhile,
but it wasn't all that long before she was thriving on her own. Isis,
doesn't quite seem to realize it though, or perhaps her obsessive personality
just doesn't allow her to back off that easily. Her assassination
style is stealth... sort of like a ninja without all that black.