"I am condemned to vampirism! Woe is me! Oh well, at least its the fun, memory eating type of vampirism, not the messy, blood drinking type. Gimme your lunch and beer memories!"
Theme song: "A View to a Kill" by Duran Duran
NAME: Nine Lives
FACTION: Confederacy, Knights Obsidian.
RANK: Former Jedi Knight, Mother of all Psy-Pires.
SPECIES: Arch Psy-Pire (The very first Psy-Pire.)
AGE: Looks like a tall Atrisian woman in her mid-twenties, age still being worked out. Will edit in later. Well past five hundred years old however.
HEIGHT: Six and a half feet.
WEIGHT: One hundred eighty five pounds
EYES: A slightly translucent obsidian, with a small but unsettling purple glow at the center.
HAIR: Very black hair.
SKIN: A light olive color.
FORCE SENSITIVE: Fully trained Jedi Knight.
STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES (Required: 2 Weaknesses Minimum) :
Mommy: While Nine-Lives legacy among her children is currently mixed, any Psy-Pire that would strike her down would bare the infamy among other Psy-Pires, some of whom might be inclined to avenge her as a matter of honor. The slayer would almost certainly find no safe haven in any coven that respected the role the woman played in the creation of their species. Nine Lives would find a haven in such places. She still commands some loyalty and respect among Psy-Pire covens, which she can and will use to her advantage.
Patient Zero: Nine Lives is the very first Psy-Pire. Not only is she the first Psy-Pire, she is the first, and currently only Arch Psy-Pire. She knows more about the condition and its weaknesses then anyone alive, and thus has the greatest mastery of the abilities it imparts.
Disciple of Whistler: Nine-Lives is ironically a very proficient Vampire Hunting specialist, which was a specialty of hers as a Jedi.
Enhancement Specialist: Nine Lives is very good at using the Force to enhance her body in a fight.
Fencer: Nine Lives has had time to brush up on her lightsaber and sword skills. She is very good in a duel.
Alkahest: Nine Lives has training in Alkahest, though it is not as formidable as it could be as she is really only an apprentice at it.
Martial Artist: Nine Lives is a formidable martial artist with great reach
Intelligence: Nine Lives grew to know so much about her condition that she eventually developed small experimental tech that siphons off mental energy as a Psy-Pire does. In addition to that she is a gadgeteer.
Beauty: Nine Lives is a great beauty, and often uses it to her advantage.
Hot-blooded: Nine Lives, Due to a silent frustration and loathing at her own condition, is prone to hasty, aggressive action that can be exploited by those who know her.
Struggles to use the Light: Due to past trauma, in addition to natural weaknesses stemming from her blood, Nine Lives struggles to use Light Side Powers, even though she desperately wants it to not be that way. While her affinity for the Dark Side is not increased, she is able to access this easier.
Not a chessmaster: While Nine-Lives is reasonably competant in a fight on a personal level don't expect this to translate in to masterminding the downfall of multiple enemies. She is simply not in that category. She can, and has, been out-gambited, though she will put up a good struggle.
Is frustrated by Soresu: Nine Lives loathes Soresu fighters, as she has never been good against the style. This prompts her to lapses in judgment as her frustration mounts.
Terrible shot: Don't give her a ranged weapon. Her aim is terrible.
Power Duelist vulnerability: Very Strong duelists have a chance at wreaking her defense at close range.
Multiple Duelist Vulnerability: Nine Lives combat technique is geared towards fighting individuals, not multiple lightsaber duelsts.
Weak at telekinesis: Nine Lives is deficient at telekinesis in general.
Bad at star-piloting. Nine Lives knows just enough to pilot a vessle safely. But not much else.
Tall, olive skinned, and beautiful, with long black hair that has been braided and fastened. She is rarely seen without her Ceremonial Robes with flower print, which have been dyed in norris root extract for energy resistance properties.
Whatever else Ni-Ne Li-Ves became, she started out as a hero. Ni-Ne was a Jedi Consular, Vampire Hunter, and diplomat who was taken by the Jedi for training after being surrendered to the order by her wealthy family, where she trained to fight the darkness in both herself and others. She was also noted to have a mysteriously high resistance to disease, as Ni-Ne getting sick was virtually unheard of. This boon would come back to haunt her. During her time as a knight, she was nearly swayed off the path by her mysterious friend Sawa, who had secretly tried to turn her to the Darkness, though Ni-Ne unknowingly resisted the offer subconsciously by putting as much distance between her and Sawa as possible, and grew into the hunting of vampires as a result, killing scores of them before her ultimate test on her own homeworld came. A manufactured bacteria designed to create energy vampires spread on Atrisia. Believing she could use alkahest to alter the bacteria and cure it, Ni-Ne tried to get inside the deadly bacteria's point of origin, an ancient fortress. She learned the only way to get in was use the blood of another energy vampire, and that one inhabited and ruled over an ancient necropolis. She stole into the place, ambushing the vampire, only to learn it was her old friend Sawa.
Stealing the sample, Ni-Ne fled back to Atrisia and opened the Fortress, not realizing she was being stalked by Sawa, who would later capture her as she was creating a cure, trying to infect her with the disease out of spite, twice, only for Ni-Ne's immune system to render the disease inert.
Brutally experimented on with Sith Alchemy by Sawa, who also tried to turn her in between experiments, Ni-Ne refused to break, until she finally humiliated Sawa by knocking her out cold in a fit of rage in front of her own followers. The last experiment was the most brutal, leaving Ni-Ne on the verge of death. But after appealing to something in Sawa, the vampire was motivated to try and end her suffering by overdose of painkillers. This final blow awakened a mutated disease that transformed Ni-Ne in a moment of horrid agony into the first Psy-Pire, who violently drained Sawa of her memories regarding their friendship and their entire experience together. Ni-Ne butchered everyone in her escape, in a cult leader like fugue state that took up a corrupted version of her own name as she created an entire new race of vampires by convincing them to ingest her blood, then spread the strain through themselves. Though she would eventually snap out of the fugue to her horror, and use her status to convince the other Psy-Pires to enter stasis chambers that had been restored by her while she desperately sought to undue the results of her fugue state persona's actions. Trying to cure the disease for over five centuries to no avail before entering a stasis chamber herself to awake at a preset time where hopefully medical technology or Jedi Alkahest will have advanced to the point she is able to find a cure...
Nine Lives was once a gentle woman not prone to violence, even her slaying of vampires was done as quickly as possible to avoid prolonging their suffering, as she believed them to be victims of a terrible illness that had warped their nature beyond salvage.
She believed with conviction in the Jedi way, willing to suffer at great personal cost to avoid joining the dark side. When the disease on Atrisia struck she was motivated by hope to find a cure to the disease and hopefully provide those who in her view suffered from it some hope of redemption someday. After the terrifying trauma that led to her becoming a Psy-Pire and the fugue state persona's own silent actions on Atrisia, as well as her failure to find a cure to her own strain she has become a very angry, embittered woman with all the reactions of a cornered animal. She hates being touched. Anyone mocking her for her condition is liable to be targeted later for spite feeding. (Her catchphrase for ambushing those targeted for such is a quiet "My thoughts exactly) She is often lonely, and mourns her ruined connection to the light, as its presence once sang in her. She seeks solace in designing useful gadgetry and meditation, but is very quick to anger and rushing into a situation without thinking.
She still has compassion in her though, and will often try to protect innocent people out of guilt and desperation to not let the light slip from her. Bullies irritate her. She has very little in the way of a sex drive yet is very willing to use her beauty to charm men into letting her into high security areas. She rarely kills, but is not as strict nor as disgusted by the act any more as she used to be. She is desperate for a new cause to fight for, so long as its not sith or imperial aligned. Nine Lives is hesitant about fully embracing her role as the mother of the psy pires though she acknowledges a part might secretly want to.
[member="Sawa Ike"]: Nine's one true raw nerve. Merely mentioning this woman can send her into a fit of rage. Praising her will tempt her to drink the last four birthdays you enjoyed. It was not always so...once they were close enough they were almost more than friends. But a combination of very bad luck, running afoul of others and Nine's own impulsive behavior resulted in the current bad blood. This is partly due to Nine, on some level, being aware that Sawa, despite the major role she played in Nine's current state, does not completely bare all the blame...something Nine would rather die over than admit out loud. Or kill.
Saotome Envoy "Left Hand"
Saotome Light Freighter "Demeter"
Castle Morpheus (Base of Operations)
Permanent Reservations reserved for:
PART ONE: THE LONELY VAMPIRE
"WHO IS NI-NE LI-VES?" Story Arc
City Of Jade (Origin Story)
http://starwarsrp.net/topic/130908-dark-night/ (Establishment of Ni-Ne's backstory)
http://starwarsrp.net/topic/136010-memoirs-of-a-keisei/ (Canonical First Appearance)
http://starwarsrp.net/topic/128938-samurai-drac-open-to-confederacy/ (First Encounter with Srina Talon)
http://starwarsrp.net/topic/129038-dark-zone-cis-dominion-of-melidadaan-r50/ (Foundational Storyline, First Encounter with Darth Metus, end of Who is Ni-Ne Li-Ves Story Arc)