[CS/Info] Austen's Institute (1997)

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[CS/Info] Austen's Institute (1997)

Post by Trandafir » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:13 pm

THE HOUSE

An old, yet conserved house with red brick walls, with a heavy wooden door for an entrance. The front garden is poorly taken care of, but the grass on the backyard is evenly trimmed, as it's used as an area of entertainment and practice for the children.

First Floor

As soon as you step into the Austen's Institute you'll find yourself in a narrow hallway, with a large starcase in the far back. turning to your left, you'll get to the large living room; a place with big windows, a television, VHS player, CD player, two large couches and a few unmatching chairs, enough to fit the entire household for a movie night. A few toys are often scattered around the room, and the floor is covered by a red carpet. It's usually kept clean, but some food and drink stains never left the fabric. At the far end of the living you'll find two doors, one to the bathroom and another to the small library that has a total stash of 179 books on diverse subjects; mostly didactic as the children are homeschooled at the institute.

Now turning to the right, there's the dining room. The dining room consists of three large tables, each corresponding to an age group. It's not a strict rule, but younger children tend to sit together, as well as older children and so on. The room's walls have another two doors, one that'll lead to Amelia's room and another to the kitchen, that's large enough for three people to cook at once, despite the narrow space between the appliances. In the corner, a door will take you out to the backyard.

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Re: [CS/Info] Austen's Institute

Post by Trandafir » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:18 pm

**STAFF**
Trandafir wrote:
Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:04 pm
Name: Sarah Austen
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Time in the Institute: She lived in the institute from birth until she was 12, returned at 17 and has been around for the past three years.

Abilities:
Empathy - The ability to sense, feel and understand the emotions of others. Sarah's empathy developed with time, and at first, she didn't realize she had this ability at all. Just like the other abilities she possesses, she prefers to keep it as a secret. She can sense emotions of people who are physically close to her, in the same room she is. The stronger the emotional bond she has with others, the easier it gets to identify those emotions, and the range increases significantly if it's someone she cares about.

Lie Detection - Empaths can sense when a person is lying to them, as lying can cause an irregularity in one's emotions. It may be harder to identify if the person is unknown to her.

Emotion Manipulation - This skill is not yet mastered and almost never utilized, as it's against Sarah's interest to have people realize she has that sort of control. She can manipulate other people's emotions or feelings, but has a smaller range then her empathy. Physical touch or very close proximity is necessary for this skill to work.

Personality:
Sarah is kind, responsible and, overall, good. For her the people in the institute are her family, and she'd do anything in her power to protect them and keep them safe. She can be quite secretive about a portion of her past, but whenever she's asked about it she'll brush it off with a smile, changing the subject to something trivial; like what they wish they could have for breakfast the next morning.

She was taught by her grandmother not to hate the common people; in fact, for a long time she believed to be one of them. She shares Amelia's values and ideology, that people who have special abilities must lay low and learn how to live in society, concealing an important part of who they are in order not to frighten people.

Bio:
Sarah was raised by her grandmother in the Institute for her mother was too young at the time (she had her baby at 17) and didn't have the means or intention to support an infant. Sarah's mother left the Orphanage as soon as she turned 18, and didn't return until Sarah was already 12 to take her to live with her in the city.

Sarah doesn't like to speak about the time she spent with her mother, and it was between the age of 12 and 17 that she realized she wasn't as normal as she'd always thought she was. Her empathy was more than just a personality trait, and as soon as she found that out, she started practicing this ability in secret. She didn't want her mother or anyone to know she was anything but ordinary.

Without speaking a word to anyone about what had happened while she was away, Sarah returned to the Austen's Institute at the age of 17 to help Amelia to take care of the kids. Not only that, but she has to take care of the old woman as well as age hadn't been kind to her, added to the amount of toxins she'd been exposed to in her youth working for the Lab.


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Extra: She's 5'6. Wears glasses. Can't see much without them.
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Re: [CS/Info] Austen's Institute

Post by Trandafir » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:21 pm

**THE CHILDREN**
Gecko14 wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:12 am
CHARACTER SHEET

Name: Billie Greyson.
Gender: Female.
Age: Seventeen years old.
Time in the Institute: Ten years.
Abilities: Billie possesses a magical power that can do many things, ranging from shielding others to creating sharp disks and moving heavy things. It appears as a ghostly blue aura that moves however she wants it to. Relating closely to these powers are telekinetic powers, but they are not as strong. The strength of her powers is directly linked to her own energy and strength.
Billie's powers are limited to her line of sight. For example, she would not be able to watch a live viewing on television and have any affect on anything. Depending on the intensity of her performance, Billie's powers can cause her to experience extreme exhaustion, migraines, and nosebleeds.
Personality: Billie is a rather quiet and reserved young woman when not provoked. She is rather weary of other people and does not trust a stranger. Once Billie does find someone to trust, she will do anything to keep them safe. Her trust in others runs very deep.
Bio: (your character's life prior to getting to the Institute)
Billie is the daughter of Alice Greyson, a young mother that was affected by the Lab incident back in 1960. Alice possessed the ability to move things with her mind, an ability she discovered when she was ten years old. She did her best to hide her powers, but it was hard to suppress. Her parents found their child to be a freak, something dangerous around their other children. After some research, they found a place that would take her in and properly care for her. Alice was admitted into Austin's Institute at thirteen years old in 1970.
In this place, Alice was able to forge many friendships with kids and adults alike, and eventually found love with a boy named James Rogers. The two fell deeply in love, and so when they were old enough to live on their own they moved out of the orphanage together. Though they were not married, a baby was on the way soon after they moved in. Unfortunately, James' kind personality ultimately led to his demise. While the young couple was walking home from a nice dinner they could finally afford, a woman's purse was ripped from her hands. James went after the man and confronted him only to be shot and killed. Alice was devasted, and now she had a newborn daughter to care for. At twenty-three years old, Alice felt more alone with her daughter than ever before.

Billie was born in 1980 without a father. She showed signs of strong abilities at five years old, greatly worrying her young mother. Fearing the safety of her only child, Alice sent Billie away to Austen's Institute for protection. Since then, Billie has only really known about her family through those that knew her parents in thier time at the orphanage.
Appearance:
Image
Extra: (Optional)
Octavia_Greyye wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 3:48 am
Name: Vanessa Wilson
Gender: Female
Age: 15

Time in the Institute:
She’s lived in the institute for 10 years, since she was 5.

Abilities:
Electricity Manipulation - The ability to manipulate and conduct electric energy. Vanessa is a producer of electric energy, so she can apply a constant flow or short burst of energy upon an object or person. She can feel electric flow in a fifteen foot radius around her, and is able to stop and apply electricity to a conducting object. For example, Vanessa could apply more electricity to a toaster to heat a piece of toast up faster, or she could hold the electric flow to stop it from working temporarily. If she wanted, she could apply enough energy to short circuit the toaster, therefore breaking it indefinitely.

Electric Immunity - Vanessa produces her own electric energy within her, so large amounts of electricity applied to her will not cause harm.

Weaknesses - Like any type of electric current, Vanessa’s abilities need a conductor. Metals like copper, wire, and water are all great conductors, but something like wood, rubber, and plastic are not, and stop currents from passing. Air is also not a conductor, and she would have to apply an exponentially large amount of electricity to create a lightning bolt in the air. She is not able to harness something like a lightning bolt, nor has she ever tried.

Emotional levels affect Vanessa’s abilities. When feeling a strong emotion like anger, parts of her hair can stand on end, and her skin could lightly shock you, like when you rub your socks on a carpet and touch a doorknob.

Lastly, Vanessa doesn’t have an infinite amount of electricity. If she uses too much for something very large, she needs to ‘recharge’ before she can use her abilities. Using too much electricity can result in a sort of short circuit, or in her case, fainting. This has only happened once when she was younger.

Personality:
Vanessa is a creative teenager who enjoys applying her feelings to the arts. She likes to sing, listen to the same mix of songs on her portable cassette player, and draw or paint with whatever they have in the institute. She’s a little moody like any 15 year old girl would be, and can be a little irritable, especially in the mornings. The girl can be a little odd at times, but who can help it when you’re a living toaster? Her mentality is to not care about what others think, and live her life. She’s sociable and content, but is curious about being outside of the town. Overall, she’s social and content with living in the institute.


Bio:
Vanessa was born to Heather and George Wilson, a happily married couple in the city. They moved when Heather was around 4 months along, and the water supply affected her soon-to-be daughter’s health. When she was born, everything was normal, according to the doctor. However, over time, things seemed to change. To the parents, it was just a coincidence that the lights flickered a little when Vanessa would throw a tantrum over broccoli or milk. She was only 3, what harm could she do? Since she was so young, she couldn't control any of her abilities. They were almost nonexistent unless she was sad or angry.

It was when she recently turned five that her parents realized there was something different about their child. Vanessa had lost her favorite stuffed animal (it was a turtle), and she started to sob as if she'd lost a friend. Her parents tried everything they could to calm her down until the light bulb in a nearby lamp shattered from the electric heat. The lights in the room all went out, and they stayed out until Marcus and Heather found the stuffed turtle. Like magic, all of the lights turned back on (except for the lamp, that was too broken to sputter back on). Vanessa had been holding the flow of energy in that room without realizing it. A month later, her parents realized what they had to do, she became a resident of the Austen's Institute.

Appearance: Image

Vanessa has eyes that are the color of stone, with a hint of blue. Her hair is a dirty blonde with auburn and gold tints in a shoulder length style, and she wears simple clothing with a pair of some sort of jeans, usually distressed from use.

Extra:
The only thing she has left from her old home that wasn't lost is a stuffed sea turtle. She still has it on her bed, even at 15.
Killian wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:51 pm
[NAME] Kye Veorra
[GENDER] male
[AGE] 11
[TIME IN THE INSTITUTE] two weeks. Long enough to remember most of everyone's names and know where the usual facilities are.

[ABILITIES]
Kye can teleport himself and objects using shadows as portals. Specifically, he can only the shadows of a certain size. The objects have to be equal or bigger than the teleporting item to pass through. He is only able to use his own shadow, or inanimate objects within a 5 meter range as shadow portals. The destination portal needs to be somewhere he has been to previously. If it is actual people or animals' shadows, he needs actual physical contact with the shadow.

There is no extra dimension between the any two portals, so the teleported item will always appear on the other side immediately.

As this is a form of shadow manipulation, this is solely limited to shadows. Therefore being simply in the dark does not grant him this ability. There always need to be a light source somewhere, for the shadow to be cast. To stop Kye from using this ability, the best way is to simply knock him unconscious. The intensity of the shadow does not affect the performance.

[PERSONALITY]
Outside of baseball, Kye is quick-tempered and impulsive. With his rough manners, he has very little idea of how to treat the girls of his age in the "proper manner". His love for sports and games might make him popular among boys, but he's not very well-liked by the girls of his age. While he is rather stubborn, he has a strong sense of courage and justice.

He's proud of two things: his (previously) great control in pitching, and Caewynn. Kye is always proud and happy when people say he is similar to his brother. There are odd triggers that may cause him to be rather sensitive, one in particular is his overuse injury in his left arm.

[BIO]
https://pastebin.com/VFVe68KP

[APPEARANCE]
Image

[EXTRA]
Gaius is a deceased student in the same class as Caewynn. He died due to blood loss from a car accident. The incident was suspected to be murder rather than a simple accident, as there were signs of bruises on his arm and nose. It appeared he may have been in a fight before what seemed like he was pushed towards the middle of the road.

Caewynn Veorra (17 years old) was one of the suspects initially. His classmates have said that Caewynn and Gaius have disliked each other intensely, as Caewynn was found to be blackmailed by Gaius previously. However, the suspect has said that he was with his younger brother Kye in a park in another district. This has been confirmed also by a neighbourhood lady that was passing by briefly.

The newspaper have not published any further articles though investigators have privately documented the case as closed.
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