♚ // Face Claim of your choice
Full name Face Claim: Song Jieun
Faceclaim age: 24-years-old
♚ // Character ; The basics
Full name: Song Jieun
Nickname: Currently, one does not exist.
Nationality/realm of birth: Korean/Earth Realm
Age: Unknown. Her physiology human-wise appears to be around 21-years-old though.
Sexual Orientation: Pansexual
♚ // Character ; The quick facts
Quote: “Memories that laughed innocently pierce into me while loneliness wraps around, widening infinitely. ”
Comforting weather, warm coffee mugs, wind chimes, lying down on anonymous, flat surfaces - and guiding others.
Cold hands, vegetables, water, mosquitoes, and her own impatience.
powers / specialty:
Wallcrawling: Jieun can climb walls and stay unto ceilings. She does not deny gravity, but has the ability to adhere to surfaces unaided. This can only be performed in gargoyle form.
Dermal Armor: Jieun has an innate armor as a part of her body, which is resistant to attacks, harm or pain and temperature extremes due to her rock hard skin.
Flight: It is clearly self-explanatory, but Jieun can fly using her gargoyle wings.
Gargoyle Glare: Jieun can turn anyone into stone roughly 30 minutes. Though unaware of her actual age, she’s not entirely sure if this is her definite limit - not that she’s dying to discover the substantial extent.
Water: Like most gargoyles, Jieun is vulnerable to the idea of sinking in the particular element and never awakening.
Though her time walking this earth has spanned centuries, Jieun has a hard time returning to her human form.
She becomes petrified at certain times once in her gargoyle state.
Jieun is limited to being active during the night.
Jieun relies on wind currents to glide while in flight, which could end up in a poor and abrupt landing.
Human and Earth History
General Battle Tactics I
Defense Against Darkspawn
♚ // Character ; The Personality
Six Personality Traits:
Dispassionate, dedicated, empathetic, leaderly, serious, and impatient.
Jieun, though her human appearance is that of a younger woman, is an ancient soul, whose memories fade back into a foggy history before even the Elves remember. Because of this, she remains detached from and unconcerned with the petty wars and dramas played out by the more hot-blooded beings who populate the enduring earth around her. Good and evil as embodied constructs are foreign to Jieun, as her vantage point allows her to see the world as the churning, breathing entity that it is. Some may die and some may live, and Jieun understands that death and decay are simply parts of reality which must be accepted along with life and light. However, she cares deeply for the wellbeing of the earth and its life-force, expressed in its many creatures, and she takes very seriously her call to fight against anything that would threaten its enduring cycles of life. This means she will get caught up in the lives and actions of individual beings, so far as they relate to the larger workings of the world, and align with her mission to maintain its balance and breath.
Being a gargoyle, Jieun is charged with protecting and curating the life-force of the world, whether it is expressed in nature or people. However, she finds more purpose and interest working with people rather than serving as a guardian of the wilds, especially since the majority of gargoyles seem content to focus on the natural world. She has been known, in fact, to approach a person herself, if she thinks that person needs guidance in order to play a significant part in the larger plan Jieun must see to completion. Most of her charges misunderstand her intentions, though - she is less concerned with helping an individual find their purpose, or assisting them in whatever task they have chosen for themselves than with making sure they use their gifts and destiny to full effect in the defense of earth’s goodness and truth. In fact, destruction and suffering often lie along the path Jieun leads people down, as they are often called to self-sacrifice in pursuit of the larger battle Jieun enlists them in. She is wise in her guidance and does her best to be gentle and honest with those who have more difficult parts to play, but she can sometimes be impatient or unaware when it comes to their needs or emotions, given that her perspective makes it difficult for her to understand the narrow but intense experiences of mortals.
Jieun is a devout soul, maintaining her strong ties to the earth and its needs. Her reality and beliefs lie outside the clearly defined tales of religion, even the harmonic worship of Elves. She has no need for prayers, spells or texts that make verbal what she feels deeply within herself. Though some gargoyles have shifted inward and become entirely solitary, Jieun still feels the pull of her purpose very strongly. She carefully cultivates her connection to whatever higher power endowed gargoyles with their spirits and called them to guardianship of the earth, and is sometimes frustrated or angered by beings who disrespect or deny the importance of the earth’s power. Otherwise, she remains serious and dispassionate, her wisdom tempered by a gentleness that keeps her from becoming entirely cold and indifferent to the plight of the mortals she encounters.
♚ // Character ; The Past
Has your character attended Insolitus Academy in the past?
Jieun has no memory of her carver, or of much from her early years as a gargoyle. She only knows she was endowed with a great purpose, as guardian of the earth and its inhabitants on a greater timescale than most could ever fathom. She was first carved as a wiry, unimpressive statue on the wall of a small chapel that currently lies in ruins deep in the Great Wood, back in a time when the landscape was different. However, the Great Wood is quite old, and even in its infancy was a wild place, having never truly been tamed by anyone’s hands. So Jieun’s long existence has been a rural one, and she rarely finds herself in or even near cities. Those who she encounters are usually wanderers, or simple folk who live among nature. Human villagers, Witches and Elves are her most frequent companions, though there are a number of Pixies and Faeries Jieun has counted among her acquaintances.
Though her time walking this earth has spanned centuries, if not millennia, some important events ring out in the echoes of the gargoyle’s memory. She aligned with a number of Elves, other gargoyles and other secret creatures of the forests at one point to fight back the destructive hungers of a band of darkspawns who threatened to envelop the world in sickness, and though they were successful, the losses were so great that it left Jieun with a distaste for large battles and alliances across groups. She prefers to work in solitude, trusting that her machinations will eventually support the workings of other gargoyles in their shared quest. And she takes little part in wars and the like, instead choosing to focus on the small and seemingly insignificant gears that, when turned, have incredible impact on the outcome of the world’s struggles to maintain its balance of life.
Thus far, she has avoided partisan leanings - staying well out of the way of Vampires and Werewolves as their rivalries played out, and even refusing counsel to the Elves during times of war. However, the arrival of a terrible dark power in the land now has stirred within her an awareness of coming war, and the necessity of allegiances with the various factions who oppose the dark power’s reign. After a long dormant period, when Jieun spent most of her time residing deep within the wood and in the company only of those who sought her out or stumbled across her, she has begun to emerge once again as a guiding force, subtly influencing the direction of an institute inhabited with gifted individuals. Her wanderings spiral ever outward, as she gathers knowledge about the coming tides of darkness and those students who may be in a position to help turn them back.
♚ // Roleplayer ( optional )
Time zone: GMT+1
OOC! Triggers: Currently, none.
Themes/genres you like writing the most? The double A’s: angst and action. I do appreciate other genres as well.