image made with Portrait
Shade has a dark skintone, that's nearly black. She has smoky grey eyes
and bright white hair. She has two large ears that she can move separately.
They're very sensitive so she usually keeps them covered or blocked. Shade
has a body that's trained like a gymnast's. She can control just about any
muscle in her body with precision.
Personality: Shade is cunning and loves to play with people. She
goes after the hardest targets, the most well-guarded pieces. She loves a
challenge but will make certain that she can pull of a heist. Her special
abilities give her an edge but she doesn't take it for granted. Outside of
her night job, she works as an editor to a writer, often being able to
travel like that.
Skills: Echolocation, Heat-sight
Enjoys: Acquiring pretty things
Dislikes: Loud noises and Cabbages
Shade slowed her breathing. She focused every fibre of her being on her
ears and stilled. She heard absolutely nothing. The silence was deafening
in it's completeness. But silence was what she wanted. Nobody was
around which meant she could proceed to the next stage of her plan.
She tiptoed closer, navigating by her echolocation in the complete
darkness of the vault. She spied no lasers, which wasn't unusual given the
security measures that had been outside. Nobody would expect anyone to
ever get in here. She singled out the big chunk of crystal and felt her
heart skip a beat. Careful now, she shouldn't lose her focus, even at such
a beautiful prospect. The gem seemed to radiate and pulse. She would never
be able to sell it, but that didn't matter, she just wanted to own
Before she could start dismantling the remaining sensors and security on
the crystal's case though, something strange happened. A bright light
blinded her and left her momentarily disoriented. Alarm bells went off
inside her head. Somebody had gotten inside and had switched on the
lights! She'd missed some trap and the lights were a warning sign! Several
other scenarios hastily ran through her mind, panic tugging at the edges.
But panic never led to anything. Shade dismissed most of the theories. The
security company wouldn't let her know they were on to her. She couldn't
hear steps.... So what had happened?
"I didn't imagine I'd find a
colleague." a voice whispered in her mind.
Shade regained her composure and tried to find the source of the voice.
And then she saw it, a tiny green flame. The creature grinned and grew
several sizes, making himself as big as she was. An unworldly light
radiated from his wings and body, bathing them in an eerie glow.
"I didn't either." Shade remarked, "How did you
"A secret of the trade." the
balespawn wyvern said, barring her from his thoughts.
But Shade had already seen plenty in his mind.
"That's quite a handy trick." she noted.
"I hadn't thought anyone could be as attuned
to me. I imagine we have some things to talk about."
"Your place or mine?"
"I'd suggest yours. I doubt you'd like
mine." Unrein retorted, "But
first, the gem."
"Ah yes. Let's not forget about the prize."
Shade bonded Unrein at Abstract
Name: Unrein Balechild
Personality: Pompous and grand, Unrein does not take half measures.
He is meticulous, sharp and does everything with perfect manners. He does not
seek world domination, he does not even want to rule a single country. Instead
he would like to live in luxury, pulling some strings from the shadows to ensure
he can continue living the way he wants.
Balechild x Yleszt
Species: Balespawn (will only produce balespawn when reproducing)
Size: around 20' at the shoulder on average when not sizeshifted
*Corruption Powers, Mastery over the corruption of anything around
them, organic, inorganic, and magical alike.
*Destruction Powers, Destroying anything around them comes with
natural ease, not from brute strength but from force of will.
That being said, corruption is always their first choice.
*Immortality, The cessation of physical aging upon reaching
maturity. Can still be killed by lethal injuries.
*Realm-Travelling, The ability to realm-travel and cross into
dimensions separated by more than mere space and time.
*Shapeshifting, The ability to shapeshift into any other form,
*Telepathy, The ability to communicate mind-to-mind.
*Teleportation, The ability to teleport anywhere within sight or
that can be strongly visualized in the mind.
*Verbal Speech, The ability to communicate in spoken words.
No corrupting until after the sale." Shade said.
"I am not a child, I know what to do."
"Yeah, like you've proven so many times before."
The balespawn looked not an ounce guilty for at times being unable to contain
his need to corrupt. So they had had a deal fall through every now and again, it
had all been because necessary diversions. Shade knew that but she preferred to
get away with the goods intact. Unrein had just countered that aside from
leaving a hole the size of a crater in a planet, nothing would power him up just
as gems and crystals could. If she wanted him to teleport them both, she would
have to live with losing an item or live with destroying a couple hundred lives.
Unrein didn't care either way, he was being considerate to her since she cared.
The buyer came closer. They would not notice Unrein, hidden as a tiny firefly close by.
Shade had donned a disguise. This time the transaction went smoothly. They would
return to their little treasure-trove momentarily.
And then Unrein caught the scent. Someone was nearby. Someone very enticing.
Someone he had to meet.
"Detour." he told
She would figure out the rest herself.
Background image from deitydiva