Kuro & MinxAge:
Appears in their twenties. (Actual age is unknown, though it is believed they been haunting the catacombs for as long as it had been there.) Race: BakenekosBackground:
The fable ghost kitties, there has been rumors of such things at the Academy; in the past some senior students used stories regarding such as a means to scare the younger ones or tales the teachers may of once passed on. It is hard to say where the stories always include ‘Kuro’ and ‘Minx,’ no doubt they may of popped up in variations, although the majority of the tales did rise on facts in regards to the bakenekos themselves from what surviving teachers had witness and not just on Kuro and Minx.
The duo of felines were never formally aligned with the academy, like most monstrous creatures they lived in the catacombs with the rest of various monstrosities and evil fiends. They played tricks on poor adventurers, killed and even eaten students in the past. Their fondest of memories(before their affiliation change) was turning adventurers into zombies, and basking in the amusement that followed shortly afterwards of students killing their own.
It wasn’t till a small band of spell casters caught the duo. Necromancy bounded them, an enchantress wished to keep the two ghost kitties as pets. A warlock wished to experiment on them and the Necromancer wanted to control them just as well. Though in the end they all had a turn, allying their desires; but the felines wouldn’t be so easily controlled without a fail safe, thus the magic users created a collar of sorts for the both of them. These rare and enchanted items remains on them even today, limiting the males spiritual capabilities by always forcing them to revert to a physical form once they reach a certain peak of magical essence.
Even as they outlived their captors, they have been more or less imprisoned in this state. The collars are special in their own right as well, spiritual form will not remove them, nor can they be physically or magically tampered with.
From their time of freedom they spent many years spiritually or physically in the catacombs, searching for some relic to free themselves. There has been also few reported incidents through the archives of the school’s history where other adventurers found some strange and sensible humanoids down below; even brought them to the surface(of course these episodes are also distant between one another when the events had taken place, so the majority never realize that it was the same ‘nekos’ being taken to the academy.)
Kuro and Minx are not allies to the Academy, in fact it is more of a mutual interest that they shared. Where the students searched for things to aid them in battle, the bakenekos look for something to free them from the ancestor students that had imprisoned them and their powers. All that potential ghostliness of theirs now wasted due to those blasted collars around their necks; and as a result it has been the death of them on multiple occasions when they were forced into humanoid living form. Personality: Kuro
Energetic, carefree, bold, ruthless. Kuro is your typical brute, first to act, last to think out the consequences or possibilities of outcome. He speaks freely and without restraint, you won’t find him sugar coating his words or his intentions in that matter. He doesn’t care who he may offend or who he may go up against, often taking his own ‘immortal’ state for granted and usually being the first to revert back to his spiritual form through some incident or another as a result. He is greedy by a fault and usually predicable with his body language and also highly prone to curiosity. Gullible as well, often finding himself taken advantage or tricked into things by his twin brother, Minx. Minx
Solitary, scheming, manipulative, charming, Minx has all the makings of a rogue. Unlike his brother, he would rather cut someone down with words, use his intelligence to get his way out of a sticky situation, or find an alternative solution than the concept of violence. If he can’t, well, he has his brother to do most of the fighting for him or others to fill that place; not to be mistaken that Minx is anything incapable of handling himself, he just chooses to generally avoid it altogether unless it is a last result.
Both of them hate magic users to a fault, Minx won’t admit it but Kuro will.Abilities & Skills:
All bakeneko abilities in their spiritual forms.Kuro Humanoid:
Offensive Martial Arts
Destructive Energy Manipulation
Acrobatics Minx Humanoid:
Defensive Martial Arts
Analyzing(Monsters, lock picking, trap detection)
TacticsStrength/Weakness: Spiritual Form
+Can pass through most objects (Come on they’re ghosts.)
-Magical areas are usually harder to pass through.
+Immunity to physical attacks
-Magic and Exorcism seems effective(but how many monsters will use the latter?)
+Cool Ghostly Mischief
-Can’t really physically interact with most of the world otherwise. (Collar limitation) Human Form:
+Nothing super impressive beyond they’re skills and abilities.
-Death by anything. Other Facts:
-Kuro is more athletic and ‘brutish’ whereas Minx is more intelligent and graceful.
-Kuro and Minx cannot 'freely' revert to spiritual or living human forms.
-Kuro and Minx are automatically forced into a living humanoid form when they collect enough energy, willingly or not.
-Kuro and Minx's collar cannot be easily removed, whether physically or magical experimental means.
-When killed in human form they just revert back to their spiritual state. (With a corpse left behind, questionable, debatable.)
-When killed in spirit form they are dead-dead. (As in nonexistence dead. )Quote:
Kuro: “I wonder what will happen if I press this….”
Minx: “Luckily I am never prone to boredom as I find myself surrounded by stupidity wherever I go.”