Gem Weapon: N/A As a Sard, Slake cannot produce his own weapon.
Ability: Sard can focus light through their gem to fire off bursts of energy. While Sard cannot produce light, they can store the energy inside their gem and use it later. Slake's control over this is quite varied, given his tendency to use it in small increments rather than full on attacks.AppearanceHead:
His form has no eyes and no hair as most of his head is replaced by his overly large gem. In addition, he has no mouth to speak of and his gem serves as their functional replacements. Every time he talks, his gem lights up just slightly to inidicate that he speaks.
(He can talk like normal, see like normal, smell like normal, etc but through his gem)Gem Location:
The Gem resides and replaces the upper, front part of his headSkin:
A Reddish brown coloration with a focus on red. The color of his skin is inconsistent as several veins of darker red branch out
He currently stands at 6 feetBuild:
While fairly impressive looking for an intellectual gem, his build is just for show as any other warrior gem easily trumps his size. The closest build that Sard could compare himself to is that of the diamond class, lean and strong, but precise and cleanly cut.Outfit:
As an older gem, Sard enjoys wearing a garb not seen since the earlier days of the empire. This long, sleeveless robe of dark red and brown, puffs near the chest with its collar slightly risen
. This older outer wear, while not combat efficient, is a relic of his time when gems were far more intrigued with exploration and discovery.Equipment:
Sard's gloves act like limb enhancers, but unlike a Peridot's equipment, it does not physically extend anything out. Like a Peridot, he can manipulate gem technology through the gloves though what he can do is more extensive than the usual Peridot limb extender tech. In addition, the areas around his fingers have built in lasers that allow him to cut through most material and fiddle/"fix" other gems.Thing they love about earth:
"Earth? Earth is nothing special. It's merely another world with some flora, some fauna, and some insignificant speck of a conscious race of creatures. Earth is just another place where we can come and explore only to remake and rebuild. Earth is nothing . . .
But that doesn't make it any less important to keep safe.
I've seen quite a number of things in my time and if there is anything I can say, I've also seen just as many of said things disappear. While I can certainly find the most efficient parts of this worthless speck of dust . . . efficiency does not remove a need for . . . something else.
Even I cannot recreate an experience . . . or kittens. I will never be able to recreate such a terrifying monstrosity."Personality:
Selfish, angry, resentful, arrogant, prideful, intelligent, composed
All of these and more describe the Sard known as Slake. While his arrogance does not come empty-handed, it can be overwhelming to those around him. That being said, his arrogance does not come off as snooty nor is it simply a superiority complex based on preconceived notions of his position or his existence. He has obtained his place through blood and fire and if there is anything he thinks he deserves, it's a smug sense of superiority mixed with a joyful cruelty. Speaking of cruelty, he is known to have a dark sense of humor and with it, comes a strange fascination for audible sounds of discomfort like screaming, yelps, screeches, or adorable mewls. Given his lack of understanding for the last subject of the list, he sometimes enjoys being around the presence of kittens, mistaking their adorable meows as screams of terror.
During the days when the Sards tried eliminating each of their own brethren, he was known for his skills in manipulation, cunning, and deception, "playing the game" as he described. He has a low opinion of other gems as his own brethren were quite willing to teach him the consequences of relying on a gem that wasn't himself. In addition, he's known to be grim and mocks others with pitiful ideals that he perceives as misguided or weak. People that talk far more than they should, crack jokes at Slake, or don't take him seriously will tend to find the back hand of his words smashing into their faces. Others, on the other hand, that equalize themselves with him (Not rising above where they are nor lowering themselves to meet his whims), will find an intelligent conversation and, dare I say, respect behind his words.
Outside of this, Slake has a fondness for fluffy objects as it directly contrasts his usual contact with the hard, cold, and rough edges of gems and their technology. Because of this, he holds small cats and kittens to be foreign to the point of absolute jaw dropping wonder. One can even say that kittens have simply returned the Sard instinct to explore . . . just like in the days of old.Bio:
If there is one thing you can always call a Sard, then that one thing would always be . . . ambitious.
Pearls lived to serve
Fusions lived as war machines
Peridots lived to maintain
Jaspers lived for combat
A Sard . . . they lived to progress society as a whole. They were the innovators, the creators after the creators. In the earlier days they lived to spread the gem empire across the stars, to seek new heights that others could enjoy looking upon. Yes, those were the glory days when exploration was the key to prosperity.
But times have changed
Now there's only blood shed, and blood shed carries a price on those that must innovate. Just as the empire began to twist itself into the backstabbing, political game that it was now, so came the corruption of the ones at their forefront. No longer were they looking for the stars. Now they were looking at other gems, dissecting them, changing them, exploiting them, destroying them . . . and rebuilding them to what needed to be made.
Slake was born within this time of upheaval and before the empire began dividing itself, the Sards were quick to light the fires. Sards were brutal, uncaring to one another as any Sard that had the highest position of their group true say over the rest. They killed for these positions of power and even began adopting second names to distinguish themselves from the other. Soon, more and more Sards grew bloodthirsty over the other and as the violence reached critical mass, these brothers that once sought out the heights of the stars destroyed the very machines that could create more of their own.
Being born in this time had quite a number of advantages for Slake, mostly due in part because of his lack of understanding of the golden age. After all, his life was only meant to innovate the glory and death of others, what was the purpose of looking at the past.
He easily adopted the kill or be killed doctrine of his brethren and by the start of the rebellion, there were only a handful of Sards left to work alone and away from the other Sards. Why he's deserted the Gem empire for the rebels is unknown as his position was guaranteed given his long history. Some can perceive it as a changing of hands, a way to find power or worth within a vacuum. Other gems could easily say he's merely a traitor biding his time for the empire's return to Earth.
Or perhaps he actually has a conscious behind that faceless visage of his . . .