Purchase Proof: Proof
There once was a girl from a long line of nobles. Her pale pink locks and small, lithe frame made her seem dainty, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Cecilie Hollowater was as fierce as they came. She was a strong willed and relentless creature who served no master. In fact, the more she was told what to do, the more she rebelled against her expectations and commands. The only commands she obeyed were her own, and that included disobeying the orders from the eighth seal of the apocalypse she hosted. Nephilim or not, Cecilie’s stubbornness knew no bounds.
However, for all the strength she possessed, the lone Hollowater heir was captured by the Magic Council who was vigorously searching out carriers of these ancient and powerful seals to use for their own hidden agenda. For years they attempted to break her and gain access to her ancient and mysterious seal, but for once Cecilie and Iudex were in agreement. In many ways Iudex attempted to aid Cecilie’s dauntless escape attempts, but every single one was thwarted. In a way, this was worse than the purposeful torments they put her through, and eventually she did break, but not in the way they wished. Despite Iudex’s protests, Cecilie saw only one way out. Screw her seal, what did she care if it might blink out of existence without an heir to hop to in the bloodline? In Cecilie’s view, all the seals could hang, then corrupt and power hungry individuals would stop hunting and killing for them, right? There would just be one less for someone to get their hands on. In her last and most rebellious act, Cecilie took her life and yanked the seal from the Magic Council’s bloody claws...or so she thought.
The council had a host of scientists at their beck and call for various reasons, and one particular lab had already been doing studies and experiments on human cloning. The ultimate test would come now. Shipping Cecilie’s corpse to Dr. Raelin Sr and his staff, they feverishly worked to bring forth an “heir” of sorts directly from Cecilie’s DNA in hopes the seal would migrate to it. Either a direct clone or even an offspring would work, though they upped the difficulty even more by mandating the result be of a different temperament than Cecilie. They wanted someone unquestioningly obedient so history would not repeat itself. Dr. Raelin Sr had more failures than successes, but such is research. A clone wouldn’t survive more than a few hours until years later when his son made a breakthrough. Finally figuring out the proper equation, he produced a batch of 7 clones of Cecilie that survived.
All the clones were as compliant as Cecilie had been difficult. From creation they were put through intensive mental and physical training, taught in a way to foster high levels of skill and obedience without any emotional hang ups or even a sense of identity. They were given no nurturing and no names. Their respective numbers were their designations, and six of the seven developed into exactly what the Magic Council wanted. The seventh had a tendency to display anxiety and fear in the night, as well as develop a fondness for fashion and sweets. Surely one of the six would possess the seal, so they were purchased and the last was left behind.
Ironically, the cloned girl possessed Cecilie’s 8th the seal of the apocalypse. Iudex, the Seal of Balance, found herself with a host once more. It felt and looked like Cecilie, yet couldn’t be more different. This version had little will of her own, more than happy to play the servant to anyone and anyone that would give her the time of day and make a request. The nephilim felt the cold, unnatural lacrima that was implanted, watched as the girl fumbled around with it. She felt her host scream in the night when sleep finally came for her, and watched through dual windows as the girl did every single job Dr. Raelin gave her. She felt sorry for the clone, though she couldn’t deny it would be much, much easier to deal with this host. Even the slightest nudges were obeyed without question. For better or for worse, 7 would prove much more useful to her own agenda, which is balance, judgment, and justice. Thus, the nephilim bestows upon 7 some hefty benefits to keep her strong so she can execute the tasks required with ease. Obeying her father, God Almighty, and acting as checks and balances to both God’s children and her own kind is her purpose, and she will use whatever means necessary. Perhaps Iudex and 7 are alike in that way, being morally gray enough to do what needs to be done.
The delicate etchings 7 possess are lightly inscribed in white and currently run down her spine.
❀ Blessed Etching: The nephilim has blessed 7 with a few different gifts. 7 gains a 100% increase to the jewel rewarded by jobs, 5 extra spell slots for one magic, and 2 signature spells that rank up to S for one magic.
❀ Empowered Etching: To bring balance, judgement, and justice, Iudex’s host most wield incredibly devastating power. She lends her strength to 7, so she gains a spell damage buffs that rank with her: B rank - 100%, A rank 110%, S rank - 120%
❀ Protected Etching: A broken host that can’t withstand the heat of battle is useless, so the durability of all of 7’s defensive spells get buffed according to her rank: B rank - 100%, A rank 110%, S rank - 120%
❀ Rejected Etching: Iudex rejects effects on her host body, so she takes extra precautions behind the scenes. All knockbacks affecting 7 as well as all active debuffs, Drains and DoT effects are cut in half through this effect (e.g. 40m of knockback would become 20m, 40% debuff would become 20%, damage of DoT effects is lowered by 50%, and drain effects are half as effective, etc)
❀ Unabated Etching: Being a supernatural being, Iudex bends reality around 7 so that she can never be outrun. She will always be the fastest and move at the same speed as the fastest person within her rank burst range plus an additional 10% of that person's speed. If 7 is the fastest person around, this will instead grant the user a 40% passive increase to speed with an additional 5% per rank above D.
❀ Rationed Etching : Having all this magical power sealed away completely would be a waste, so Iudex sneaks her energy in to supplement 7’s mana, making spells cost 7 50% less MP to cast.
❀ Modifications: Being a clone, 7's DNA has had bits added, one part of which that allows her to change her physical appearance other than her eyes. Those are the windows to the soul, after all.
❀ Broadcasting: Due to the additives in her DNA, if 7 feels an emotion strongly enough, she can either intentionally or unintentionally project it to others. On the flip side, her mind can't be read unless she gives permission.
❀ Relentless: A build-up of power from the seal gives her the ability to age or not age at will. This also means no matter how bad the damage is to her body, the clone's body will regenerate herself over time.
❀ Commander: Under Iudex's influence, 7 can become suddenly more willful and authoritative, which is a distinct departure from her normal state. This is just Iudex manifesting, potentially without 7’s knowledge. 7's identity is so weak, Iudex can take over without even meaning to at times. Commands issues this way have a tangible weight that can be alarming and persuasive.
❀ Voice of the World: As long as 7 has been conscious, she’s communicated with “an ancient spirit”. This spirit, Iudex masquerading simply as a sage of old until she is revealed, gives the clone access to vast amounts of information.
❀ Identify: Due to her link to “the sage” (Iudex), 7 has the ability to identify the enemies’ magics, like whether it's good or evil, what elements, and general nature. (OOC permission required)