Shelving Sleuth for my new navi!
Sleuth - Zenny: 30500
Name: Jocelyn Yard
Items: Sleuth's PET, MiniEnrg x4, Untrap x1, Blank .GMO x2, Speed Upgrade x1
Homepage: Sleuth's Memoirs and Investigation HQ
Stats: Attack=1, Charge=1, Rapid=1, Speed=5
.GMO Files: None
NaviCust Points: 30/40
NaviCust: Undershirt (10), HP +50 (10), ShadowShoes (5), Block (5)
BattleChip Folder (10/30):
Attack +10 x1
-Trap (20 damage + dodge, triggers on attack aimed at Sleuth), 2 TCD
Hyde: 52 FXP
Mata: 28 FXP
LushLady: 26 FXP
CurlGurl: 8 FXP
WallFly: 5 FXP
BoneMan: 2 FXP
FleetFoot: 2 FXP
Name: Marian Simeon
Appearance: Marian is fair skinned with a rosy complexion and sandy blond hair, which she wears usually wears in a braid, hanging to the spot just beneath her shoulder blades, sometimes over one shoulder. Her eyes are deep brown and long-lashed. She wears a modest amount of makeup most of the time. She usually dresses in a mommish way, with cute but frumpy clothes and an affinity towards mom jeans. Her taste in clothing is a lot stranger than her appearance suggests; she still owns a lot of merch from obscure fandoms that she holds on to for sentimental value. She used to have a conventional knock-out body but recently has put on a bit of weight, which she's self-conscious about, but not enough so to pick up healthy exercise habits. Still, her curviness is mostly in the right places, if a bit much in the hips.
Personality: As the one who married in, Marian often feels like she has to make up for lost time. She is also concerned about the rest of her family dynamic: she's the lower earner and she's ashamed of her former sordid past as a super-nerd and how it might affect her stepson. Her love for her family shines through in most aspects of her life, as she's more devoted to being a good mom now than anything... although she has a hard time giving up her past as an otaku queen. Most of all, she wants to hide her obsession with vampires, which makes her current navi situation a very hard spot for her. In terms of her family, she is often the doer and the one who takes charge, even though it doesn't come naturally to her. She and Tajana have a lovey-dovey relationship that can be a bit grating at times. She and her stepson, Alexandru, seem almost closer than his blood mother and he do. Has a tendency to over-react to things and let her imagination run wild.
Background: For a long time, since her childhood, Marian was a girl to act out. In defiance of her parent's dreams, she became thoroughly entangled in all kinds of unusual hobbies: before she was the queen of cosplay, she was a secretive master doujinshi artist. Before she was a secretive master doujinshi artist, she was an underground blogger. But before she was a blogger, even, she was a vampire enthusiast. As a child, Marian made up a vast world of vampires, including her navi, Daybreak, based on the Daybreaker novel series, created by her future lover, Tajana Vukanovic. The two of them met later in life at a convention, they fell in love, and the rest is history. These days, Marian's gone back to the blogging work, the only that doesn't necessarily correlate to her old nerd hobbies. It's not especially lucrative for her, but luckily, her wife still makes a lot of money.
Marian doesn't have any complicated goals now but to change her life and try to become a responsible mom. This is partially because she's come to resent her past hobbies (in an admittedly snooty sort of way), but just as much because it is clear that Tajana needed the help. Her other personal mission is to try to avoid dying of embarrassment by way of her ridiculous navi, who is obsessed with imaginary vampires. Daybreak is a necessary malefactor in her life: while preaching the importance of being thrifty to her family, she is powerless to avoid using her old personal navigator from her school days, who was recently resurrected from a long period of hibernation within a forgotten PET. She feels guilty for losing the PET, but in truth, she is sick of and embarrassed by vampires, vampire hunters, and anything tangentially related to vampires. She and her navi are not the best of friends. Unfortunately, breaking her navi's delusions has proved impossible, as Daybreak is thoroughly entranced, as she lived in a PET with nothing but elaborate vampire fiction, vampire world building, and experimental not-entirely-work-safe comics. More on that later.
Name: Tajana Vukanovic
Appearance: Many have joked (and one seriously monologued) that Tajana is a vampire herself, as she has mostly resisted the effects of aging. At the age of forty, she is sometimes seen as the younger in her relationship. The novelist has long, jet-black hair, furthering the vampire image; it's naturally wavy and picturesque, despite her doing little to tend it. Her eyes are sharp, but also remarkably black, and her features are unnaturally even. Her body shape is the opposite of her wife's: her flowing, flowery garments can only do so much to hide her unfortunate thinness. Thankfully, having someone to look after her is improving her shape a little. She has a tendency to brood and posture in a way that looks like one of the characters out of her novel rather than a real person. As alluded to earlier, she dresses in a way that looks, well, like a vampire, favoring very dark colors, long coats, and frilly blouses. Despite what many might think, she even dresses that way around the house.
Personality: Tajana can seem unapproachable, because she seems so surreal; her way of carrying herself and the seriousness with which she treats her subject matter both make her stand out amongst others. The truth is she's just a very private person. She becomes bashful in the presence of others, even if she doesn't show it outwardly, and has a very hard time talking to people, let alone being intimate. Recently, she's very concerned that, perhaps despite or perhaps because of her contented domestic life, she's losing some of the dark edge that gave spark to her greatest works. As a result, she's bound and determined to do something to inspire herself, and has become a bit more adventurous in trying new things. She likes to let Marian take the lead on everything, when possible. Her views are pretty open-minded, but it's easy for others to mistake that lack of a judging mentality as apathy.
Background: On the cutting edge of vampire fiction characters stands the Daybreaker, a vampire hunter created by Tajana Vukanovic. Most critics agree that the earliest novels were the greatest; although there is some argument regarding the first through third, it is generally stated that the fourth and fifth have been of deteriorating quality. Ironically, as Tajana's life brightens, so do her works dull; it could be said that her troubled early writing years fed her work, or that work was an outlet for her, but whatever the case, she seems to have lost her mind for vampires. That said, she wouldn't trade the new days for the old ones. She and her husband separated years back with little love lost; she now has sole custody of Alexandru, but she wouldn't trade that either. The two of them were both very troubled after that time, but Marian has become glue that helps keep them together.
Her current goal is to try to find the proper balance of living happily while maintaining the right state of mind to write a dark, sinister story. She hopes that Marian, Daybreak, and herself can put their heads together to come up with new ideas. She's especially hopeful that the tormented battles of, Daybreak, a woman who lives the waking nightmare of being persistently haunted by vampires, will help to inspire her. She's currently working on the sixth Daybreaker book.
Navi #1 (there's just one)
Appearance: Daybreak is a fantastic looking character (at least in the sense of looking like she belongs in fantasy) from head to toe. Her hair is fabulously tall, styled into two horn-like curves at either side of her head and banded by red, glimmering metallic coils to hold their shape. All of her hair, from her head to her eyebrows and even her eyelashes, are shockingly platinum blonde. Her skin is tan, standing out against the frame of her hair, but actually has a naturally fair complexion... an exposure to sunlight has created tan-lines that are normally hidden. She is very buxom and has no shame showing that off, although she has various excuses to wave off her promiscuity. Her one consistently visible eye has a remarkable pupil, yellow with flecks of red about the iris, and unnaturally bright. Red eye-lid makeup matches her ruby-colored lips, making her look exhaustingly exotic, as much of her ensemble does.
Her other eye, however, is even brighter; behind her eyepatch is a black void in the shape of a socket, through which a far off sun occasionally peeks, moving as though it were her eyeball. The eyepatch is red and metallic, banded by a gold strap that encircles her head, mostly hidden by her hair; a yellow metal plate in the shape of a sun rests atop the patch. Her right arm is decorated similarly, with a long, red metal glove, through which a moving sun sometimes shines. Behind that brace, too, is a black hole in space in the shape of an upper arm.
The rest of Daybreak's outfit is similarly gaudy: she wears a white, one-piece bodysuit in the shape of a swimsuit, with matching long-legged stockings and elbow-length glove (not plural). A series of gold ribbons encircle her body almost like a harness, forming various X shapes. The ribbons really play up the shape of her body rather than hiding anything. Her ankles and one of her wrists are circled by metallic, red bracelets with sun emblems; another one, a single point of modesty, circles her bust, fastened by a buckle containing her emblem, a sun shining three rays diagonally through a cloud. She does wear ear-guards, but they are also made of red crystal and are removable accessories as well.
Also worth mentioning is the floating, red, robotic-looking eye that accompanies Daybreak wherever she goes. The creature is supposedly a familiar, summoned by the sacrifice of her eye; along with the arm, they allow Daybreak to use her weaponry, which chiefly consist of scorching sun-rays.
Personality: Daybreak has a difficult personality to deal with. While her personality should be primarily valiant or heroic, as befitting a vampire hunter, her chief trait is her paranoia. She suspects all strangers of being vampires, all friends of being vampires in a state of "form-fancy," the ability of vampires to shapeshift, and all otherwise as being contaminated by "the taint," the subtle influence of vampire's evil. She sees herself as the only one immune to the taint and one of the few capable of fighting vampires.
Beyond that, she really craves attention more than anything. She dislikes being ignored and will latch desperately onto anyone who shows an interest in her story. She has a seemingly inexhaustible number of past adventures and adversaries to talk about and will use any opportunity. At her core, she does want to do good as well, but she has another unfortunate trait: a love of being an underdog and getting into pinches, bordering on masochism. She loves having things stacked against her, making it basically impossible to break her illusion of a world dominated by vampires.
Daybreak is discretely curious about Marion's family, especially since she suspects that Tatjana is a vampire and Alexandru is a dhampir. Alexandru is not allowed to interact with her often because of two factors: Marian's embarrassment about her old vampire-crazy life and her overexposure to fetishist comics. Living with only vampire fiction and doujinshi, Daybreak took in equal parts of both, and expects all sorts of things to devolve into a sexual encounter.
Background: Daybreak was created during the glory days of Marian's vampire kick, trained to be a vampire hunter. Unfortunately, those days ended shortly after, when Marian lost the PET and was forced to get a generic navi replacement. Alone with nothing to read but mounds of vampire literature, vampire world building, and erotica doujinshi, Daybreak cultivated a truly unfortunate new world view: one populated only by vampires, their victims, and sequel encounters waiting to happen.
Since being rediscovered, she amazingly doesn't seem to hold a grudge against Marian, though the operator feels pretty guilty about all of it, which has partially contributed to the operator's agreement to use Daybreak again. She's very excited to break out and into the world again, seeing it as utterly important, as well as thrilling: after all, since she left, the taint has only spread further, the roots of vampire's control rooted deeper, and the world further corrupted.
Custom Weapon: Daybreak's custom weapon is her eyeball familiar, which is capable of emitting rays of various intensity. The sun's rays are the greatest weapon against vampires.
Starting Set: HeatShot x1, HP +50 x1
Sun Spear: Fires a beam of light from her metallic arm that is capable of piercing targets... to some extent.
40 fire shot attack + spread1 behind target, 60 points, 2 TCD