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Gamma Bestia Faction:
18 Appearance: Personality:
Calm, Collected, Smart, Curious his mind wanders to different things and tries to unravel and build things, or make simple or complicated plans (or both) for no reason. He follows his own moral justice, and will not tolerate oppression or wrong doing. He also tends to like exploring the unknown, and expanding his knowledge. He is a free spirit that usually doesn't like being forced to do things he doesn't want to History:
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Even as a young boy at the age of 7, He was a curious child. Often wandering outside athens, around the forests and mountainous terrain, exploring caves, inventing things from things he'd find. He even build himself a make-shift lab from a dead end cave. He used a sword he found to defend himself, and children from around the same area soon even started to join him. He had, by the time he had others going with him, already become a competent swords man and a great inventor (age 10), though his inventions usually never left the lab, and were sometimes used on their little excursion, usually to deal with magical creatures or other such beasts. Of course, his family tried to stop him in the beginning, but eventually came to except it.
By the time he was 15, his following had increased, and they called him 'king of adventure'. However, one day, when he was exploring alone, one of the few time he ever got now to do so, he came across a ruined temple. He felt a certain pull from this place, and a rush he'd never felt before. He went in without even thinking as he let his mind wander the infinite possibilities of what he might find here, which drifted to other things, and continued to drift to completely unrelated things. After a few hours, he came across a circular room, the floor was etched with a strange pattern, and there was a sword in the center, He absentmindedly walked up to the sword, which looked to still be in perfect condition, but also as if it hadn't been touched in a long time. He grabbed the sword, and lifted it out of the ground it was impaled in.
Upon the drawing of the sword, a great light came out of the ground where it was, snapping him out of his trance like state. As the light subsided, a great beast stood tall before him. "You.... Your..... The Sphinx!" He gasped out in amazement, as it had been slain by one of the great Heroes of legend. "Yes, and i see your awe is only because you think I to have perished. I am not the Sphinx of legend. That was my sister, she was, alas, a maddened soul. No, i am the guardian of this place, and so i have forever been. Unless someone can defeat me in battle, and answer my riddle. If you wish to challenge me, then be warned young one, I cannot be defeated by a normal sword. but should you win, i shall give you a gift. One that shall serve you well... in the chaos that is to come...." The Sphinx hadn't even glanced at him since it appeared, it then finally looked at him, expecting an answer he guessed.
It appeared shocked when it saw the sword in his hand. "Impossible!, only one with a heart of righteousness and a sharp mind could have-I see, young one, it appears you are one who may truly defeat me....". It then continued to stare at with with unwavering eyes, as if saying 'release me from this place' "I though you appeared only because the sword was drawn" Gamma finally spoke, having regained his composure. "No. A simple touch of the sword and i shall be summoned" it said, quickly and directly, as if impatient. "Alright then..... i guess i'll challenge you, just to see what these gifts are that is" He said, charging the beast with the sword he always used. It snapped on contact with the creature. "I have already told you, i cannot be hurt by any normal swords." He hadn't stopped with the first swing though, he then swung the blade he'd drawn with the other hand, only having hit her with the first sword to make sure she truly was immune to it.
The creature was fast however, and swiped him into a wall before he could land a hit. Thus, a great battle between the two began, the sword seemed to be radiating power. The battle spanned hours, causing great injury to both combatants, but Gamma finally beat the creature with a lucky -as he calls it- Stab to the neck. Upon the strike, the creature began to glow a powerful gold. She then spoke "It appears you have bested me in battle, but do you have the power of mind to solve my riddle?" She then asked him the riddle. He took an hour to think, but finally gave his answer. The glowing Sphinx stood tall on all fours, a face as unreadable as a Gargoyle. "CORRECT" She then announced, her voice booming all through out the temple. "You have the strong, wild eyes, courage of a tiger. Yet you also have the free spirit of an eagle, an owls wisdom. To you i gift the wings of a great bird, and the physical powers of a tiger, and you may keep that sword in place of the one which broke." The Sphinx then burst into a million tiny balls of light, and seemed to be absorbed into the sword.
After the light was gone, large, white wings burst from his back, and he felt new vigor and strength within him. He spent a while trying to find his way out of the temple, during which he learned to retract the wings into his body. After he returned to Athens, he decided to go travel the world, his friends and family were against it, but allowed him to go as they knew they would be unable to stop him. And so he left, bidding them all farewell.
He returned to Athens a year ago, since he felt the sudden feeling something big was about to happen. Upon his return, he discovered Athens had been moved to Olympus, and that the gods had mysteriously disappeared. He got a warm welcome from those he knew upon his return, and things seemed to be normal for a while. But things started to become strange as the days passed, people began exhibiting powers similar to those of the gods, and they seemed to want more, as if they were drunk on power. His own powers also grew, unlike before, his powers gained an -again, as he calls it- On-Off switch, he could activate them as he wished, and deactivate them as he wished. When they were active, his body was covered in blue, slightly glowing tiger-like stripes, and he grew claws and fangs, and his wings came out, being larger than they originally were, and he became MUCH faster and stronger, and his sense were increased. Though he could still retract and release his wings without turning his powers 'On' they were the original size. He was, unbeknownst to him, protected from madness by the Gifts and power of the Sphinx which originally gave him his powers.
Due to living on Olympus, He has gained a most peculiar ability. His ability, when 'active' causes blue tiger like stripes to appear on his body. Four distinctive stripes appear on his face, and two large white wings grow on his back. Once active, his hearing, smell and sight are increased 5x along with his strength and speed, and he grows claws and fangs. He may unsheathe and use his wings without turning on his ability, but they would be smaller and he would also fly slower. He is a great swordsman and can also invent strange things with relative ease. Weapon(s) of Choice:
A Sword given to him by a Sphinx Other:
Set by narusasu1
Originally Posted by SilverShadow
no need to insult noobs by putting ryu in the same category
Last edited by spiriter; 07-22-2012 at 02:46 PM.