Joined: 28-May 07
From: in Sane
Member No.: 46,907
Sorry for the delay! I'll create my character right now.
By the way, The Mad Bomber, what IS the illegal research about? I might decide to join; it depends on whether it fits into my character's personality. ----------------------------------------------------------------
Name: Emerahl Larien (it's pronounced with a soft 'l') Gender: Female Age: she'd never reveal; but looks about twenty-ish Nationality: born in Ishbal and bred on the streets of Amestris
Background: She is one of the few survivors of the Ishbal Civil War, being only 5 years old when her home was razed to the ground. Despite having been brought up to follow the teachings of god, Emerahl gave up on religion when she lost her family and her home, and decided to live life by her own set of principles. Growing up on the streets, she once stole a book about alchemy from a library, and reading and learning from it, she discovered her talent for alchemy. Since then, she often breaks into librarys across the land to expand her knowledge. (She won't go into a library in daylight because they would throw a vagabond like her out.) Through many hard lessons, she had learnt to forgive the military for what they had done, although for the sake of her family she cannot forget. This is why, despite her talent, and despite the many benefits it holds, she would never join the military.
Understanding that alchemy is supposed to be for the greater good, she vows to use her skills to better the world, especially for the poor whom she grew up with. Using her alchemy and street fighting skills, she tracks down thieves and other criminals, stealing from them what they took from others (the rich, who can afford to lose a bit of their wealth, so she thinks), and donate anonymously to orphanages and other reliable charitable organisations. Emerahl the theif is known in the media and by the common folk by the alias 'The Shadow Viol Alchemist', or simply 'Shadow Viol'.
A few years back, she met the Shockwave Alchemist, Joel Tycho. Despite her hate for the military, she gradually grew to admire Joel for his strong sense of justice. It was he who invited her to join a black ops group that was handling some "classified" research. She agreed to join them, if only as an act of defiance against the military.
Appearance: Being of Ishbalan blood, Emerahl has wavy black hair and olive skin. Being used to running away from the police and criminals that are her victims, she has long, lean legs and a slender frame. She usually wears a maroon silk top with black pants and boots. In daytime, she wears a black beret low over her face to disguise her eyes. When she was a teenager, some street punks had cornered her and one of them had put in a bad scratch in her right eye, rendering it useless. Since then, she has had it replaced with a glass ball with a transmutation circle carved in to enable it to act like a normal eye.
Skills: An expert in hand-to-hand combat, but Emerahl can also use a dagger. Be careful though; Emerahl has no qualms about fighting dirty. Emerahl's specialty alchemy is using her violin (used to belong to her dad's favourite, and it was unharmed in the massacre because it was placed in a fire-proof case) to create ultrasound-waves that she can direct at a target, causing things to rip or burst. She carved the transmutation circles herself, on the back of her violin and on the grip of her bow, where her thumb is when she plays the violin.
When all else fails, she can also transmute the violin bow into a real bow. Using special true-shot arrows, her instrument becomes a weapon.
Likes: Music, seeing the smiles of the people she helps, peeving the military off. Dislikes: Suffering, and seeing others suffer.
~A painless lesson is one without any meaning; There is no coming to consciousness without pain~