Elise is the newest member of the Circus troupe~!! So new..that I have no story for her yet! XD
I'll edit later~
here is her normal form
and her 'scary' version is here:
age: 25 hair: lavender eyes: silver gray
Elise was once a theatrical actress, known for her liveliness and exuberance of joy onstage, and had eloped with her lover. Her family was wealthy and reputable. Her lover was a fellow actor, but he was from the lower class and her parents forbade her from seeing him or else they would refuse to see her again. The couple eventually earned enough money from the theatre to move to a small town and make a modest living that was simple but happy. Four years after their daughter was born, the husband died from a workplace accident. Her child became ill with scarlet fever and did not survive. As quick as lighting, Elise was struck by two terrible tragedies. She fell into a stupor and it has not quite lifted since then. As she mourned for her family, no body in the small, isolated town cared for her. She lost her job as a flower arranger when she did not show up for work. It was hard for her to find another employer because she could no longer find a source of happiness to give her inspiration and motivation to present herself as confident and eager to work.
One day, a travelling circus troupe arrived in the town. They were a colourful bunch and lively too! Elise watched them curiously from the window of a closed down shop, where she lived after losing her house because she could no longer afford the monthly payments. A green-haired girl noticed the sullen face in the window and made exaggerated pointing gestures in its direction. One by one, the members of the group looked in Elise's direction and waved at her. Elise blinked, surprised, as no one had spared her a single glance in the few months that had passed since her family was gone. She raised one shaky hand in reply. Smiles and laughter twinkled back towards her and the nostalgic sounds teasingly tugged on the corners of her lips. She slid away from the window and laid down on her cot, trying to keep the faces of her loved ones alive in her memory.
That night, a knock echoed throughout the old shop. It was the circus troupe! Elise could see them through the glass door. She quietly opened the door and it was the tall, blue-haired man who spoke to her first. He had a calm, baritone voice -- which she imagined could carry his words a long distance... He invited her to join his troupe. She could take part in their act and see the world with them. She would be able to eat and live with them. She could be a part of their family.
Elise's throat clenched at the mention of family. She had once gained a new family, but she had lost it all too soon. What will happen if she gains this new family? Would she survive losing it again?
In the end, Elise accepted, convinced by the smiling faces and warm inviting voices.
Her part in the troupe Elise is the Highwire, tight rope walker. She chose this act for its risks and feelings of exhilaration at completion of walking the length of the wire. The journey across is perilous but Elise does not feel fear. If she falls, she will see her old family. If she makes it across, she will be greeted by her new family.
She is usually watching over Anton and Riela as they are the youngest children in the troupe. Her personality is reserved and sensitive. She listens intently to the others, and is a source of comfort during sad times. She is like the counsellor for the troupe, despite her own sad memories. She gradually becomes more lively and happy as her time with the troupe increases. She sometimes shows a flash of her old charming smile.
muah I missed sparkly chibies ^q ^~ now here's a better view of her arm tattoo! 8D
livestream:livestre.am/4cu3C edit: forgot to colour the lines ^q^ Yu Lin Age: appears in early 20s Eyes: Yellow-green Hair: Salmon pink (it's a bit more orangey than pink) She has some grayish smoke that comes out of the bells on top of her head. They help her hide in the smokescreen which can spread over a large area. When it's not used as smokescreen, the smoke billows out in the shape of amorphous hair. The bells are tied to a small bun of her real hair.
She is one of the Inkblots. Originally, she was the main character of a story but was eventually replaced by Cio. Does she remember what story she came from? She can recall some small bits. As she continues to deteriorate in the Block, her memories of the story and her lost part in it return more and more. . .
Ah, I was thinking she is less of a cocky cock like Cio is, and is more reserved and serious -- and that's why the author scrapped her as the main character, because they wanted a story with a lead character who was more witty ~ XD She would feel jealousy, anger, and sadness at being replaced by Cio. (The characters know nothing about their author though! Only the bits of story or character development the author had done for them)
Her name is mercy, thanks to chelsy's suggestion! ^Q ^ I wanted something temperature related to match Celsus, fahren, and Kell~ ^Q^~ Mercy based on mercury. Her name is Mercy. She ~ 20 years old. She was once an egyptian princess but was cursed by a trap, set in the tomb of her father, which was triggered when she tried to steal the treasure for herself.
Hii~ I changed Cio's design for his story~ / w )) <3 ----full bio--- age ⁞ 23 eyes ⁞ icy blue hair ⁞ a really choppy hair cut; chunks of it are the same colour as his eyes and the other chunks are black personality ⁞ Persistent and determined, loyal and righteous. He can be cocky and sarcastic as well. He is likely to put on a false smile in dire situations. clothing ⁞ it can be changed! by all means! XD
` He has two toned hair: teal and black ` He wears 4 earrings on his right ear ` The scarf and bandana is orangey red with striped and diamond patterns (this can be changed: colour and pattern) ` Wears white, loose clothing. Good for travelling in hot weather. ` Ink dripped under his eyes and from his mouth (part of his story) ` Carries a dagger with an ebony handle and steel blade -- The World There is a place where written characters are abandoned. These are characters that have been scrapped by their authors/creators. They have no story in which they belong and hence have no purpose or value. This place is located between Imagination and Inspiration. It is called The Block. The denizens, called Blots, slowly melt back into ink blots and their skin becomes parchment scraps. When they are all gone, they are considered to have returned to the Well (inkwell).
Appearance of the denizens The characters are of all shapes and sizes, whatever comes out of the imagination of the author. The most evident superficial feature of these scrapped characters are the streaks of ink that trail from their sad eyes and trembling lips. They generally have sad, bitter, or angry personalities. They become hotly jealous of characters that have not been banished to the Block. Actually, make that deadly jealous.
Sometimes carriages carrying characters to Inspiration pass by the Block. Denizens have been known to shout angrily, spit out curses, and making malicious remarks at the passersbys. Although they cannot leave the boundaries of the Block, it would be ill-advised for any outside characters to approach the city. The denizens are unpredictable and prone to fits of rage.
The climate tends to be warm in the Block. There is a lot of energy being wasted here and most of it comes from the denizens' purposeless wandering. However, when denizens become enraged, the air around them chill quickly to -40*C. Cold enough to cause freeze burns to anything they touch.
About the deterioration.. When a character first gets sent to the Block, they have absolutely no memories about what their story/characteristics/abilities are. For example, a wizard character wouldn't know he's a wizard with the ability to summon fire from his fingertips at first. But as time goes on, he becomes more aware of what he used to be. The most lucid moments, filled with emotion and clarity, is when the character is so far gone that their skin is flaking off as sheets of paper and ink is just spilling everywhere~~ Deterioration is faster the more active the denizen is. If they just sat and didn't move, then they could pretty much, never deteriorate. Physical movement shifts the ink circulation in their bodies and wears away at the seals between the paper that makes up their body.
The character Cio is a character whose destination was Inspiration. However, one of his companions in the carriage transporting them was suddenly whisked off and dragged to the Block. Cio became curious about where his companion was being taken to so he left his carriage and trailed behind his friend and her escorts, who travelled by foot. Somehow he lost track of them – perhaps it was fatigue from trekking the rough terrain, or maybe he was written to be of weak constitution. Whatever reason it was, he passed out and woke up with no one in sight. Eventually, he reached the Block. It’s not a hard place to find. You can feel the sadness in the air and the distant sounds of crying and despair. As Cio entered the city, he was quickly spotted and identified as an outsider by one of the denizens. As the creature limped its way towards Cio, it became more and more angry, while also beginning to fall apart into ink and paper~ It managed to get a grip on Cio’s upraised, shielding arms and impart permanent scars to his wrists before it became no more. Cio then realized he could only continue into the city if he became one of the Blots. This is why he puts ink under his eyes and lips. Conveniently, there was puddle of ink right in front of him on the ground. -----
Cio's companion She was meant to be a side character in his story. His story involved an adventure as a thief in an old market town. He swipes her bag of coins and then stuff happens and eventually he kidnaps her because she is from a rich family (and she was trying to run away from home). She is stubborn but also naive because she hasn't really been in the outside world very much. I think she would have a big sense of curiosity. :3 I'm thinking everyone is Cio's story has animal ears...and I haven't quite figured out how his companion should look like! ^ 7 ^ )) She has honey brown hair though!