This time an actual original character.
Name: Hyde Nemoto Hendrikson
Status: freelance mage
Magic circuit quantity: C
Magic circuit quality: C
Elemental affinity: Fire(normal), thought(origin compulsion)
Appearance: Short black hair brushed back into unruly spikes. He tends to dress strangely in outlandishly modified modern clothes mixed with more formal clothing like sweaters that end in a fingerless palm glove with adjustable elastic sleeves under a silk vest while wearing slacks.
Personality: He's the type of person who's difficult to get a handle on. With his origin awakened, it would not be strange to find him always with a book in hand. However he is by no means a bibliophile. He merely likes to gain understanding of concepts, reading into situations, information and phenomena until he cannot find anomalies in the reasoning. He is always studying one thing or another with nothing in relation to any useful field at the time like a sudden interest in perfectly understanding human metabolism so he repeatedly gains and loses weight on purpose just to learn more of it. When speaking of problems, he always acts like it has nothing to do with him regardless whether the problem was caused by him, troubling him or troubling someone in any relation to him. He has a sense of right and wrong but shows little to no emotion at all when it comes to morality, merely treating it as judging through logic. Despite his origin affecting his ability to show compassion for others due to its awakening as well as his core personality, his affinity for human thought and emotion causes him to be somewhat of an empath, feeling what others feel. He is decidedly against the suffering of others as their anguish is transmitted to him and he finds such to be unpleasant. He is far from being morally upright though as he doesn't mind atrocities committed so long as they don't affect his studies or are some far removed from him.
History: Hyde comes from a long line of magi. Their history spanning into the thousands of years with almost a hundred generations in the running. Even then they have little to nothing to show for in their research beyond a unique family crest. That's because Hyde comes from, what he himself describes as, a family of idiots. Where other magi lineages practice and research their arts for the sake of reaching the root, his family had always practiced magecraft solely to prove common sense wrong just because they can. Hyde admits though that he himself is not so different from them as he has no interest in reaching the root at all. In fact what little research he has done on that regard is done purely out if spite for the mage associations in general so he can go the root and back to lord over the others. He does not plan to actually make use of this travel to commune or control the root or whatever. Hyde's nature is such that he likes to figure things out. The moment of obtaining the answer and the steps that lead to it are far more important than the answer itself or the difficulty of the question. To reach the root and obtain the answers from it regarding the origin of the world and how to shape it is something he finds to be a rather boring process as it feels like cheating. Though he does research on a way to reach the root, he does not inherit any material from his predecessors or father because the man had no interest in the study either. Instead Hyde's father tried to prove the idea of uniformity of blood ensuring safe crest transplantation was false. So Hyde's British father went to Japan and pretty much built a polygamist's dream of a married arrangement with over 10 women who each bore at least 3 children to him. The Hendrikson family crest was then tested on all of them which resulted in half of the generation dying. None of Hyde's siblings survived the tests so he was the only one left of his litter. Hyde holds no love for his father because of this but cannot disdain the practice either because deep down Hyde knows he is capable of doing such a thing. In the end though the Hyde's father had technically proven the association wron because the chances of transplant failure by non-homogeniety of blood was placed at around 90% as opposed to the death toll by rejection amongst the Hendriksons at 50%
Hendrikson Family Crest: EX
- This is thaumaturgy that could probably put true sorcery a run for its money. That's because unlike regular crests, the Hendrikson family spell crest was made in such a way that it could be passed on to all of a magus' offspring. There would be no need for an heir anymore because all children can gain use of it to some extent.
- The crest is divided into two parts. A core soul which is pretty much nothing but information and memories, as well as terminal bodies. As implied, there is only one core soul while there are multiple terminal bodies. This is because the terminal body crests are the ones being given to members of the Hendrikson house magi. The core soul itself exists in a separate space far removed from the world itself and yet retaining a bond with the terminal body crests.
- The core soul contains most of the family crest's functions such as accumulated magic circuits and collective thaumaturgical processes of the whole clan. It retains a tether to the real world and sends mana to supplement those with body terminal crests. When required for dire usage, the core soul crest can be summoned into the real world to link with the body terminal crest of the summoner. This completes the formation of magic circuits provided by the completed family crest as opposed to the normal prana supply. However the summoning process requires a ten-count aria and is automatically returned to the other dimension after 24 hours if the borrower has not returned it. If the crest has been tampered with the to retain control of it after 24 hours, it is retrieved by force by a dragon.
- The dragon is a completely different case from the crest as it was only contained by the ancestor of the ancestor who created the family crest. The dragon was captured and sealed and somehow directed into acting as the crest's guardian after some hundred or so Hendrikson ancestors and a whole lot of "Neener neener neener"s to the magi community collective who said taming a dragon is impossible.
- the body terminals act as antennas to keep the core soul tethered to the original dimension and provide the base material for physical manifestation of magic circuits. Think of it like stem cells waiting for the proper DNA and RNA that the core soul provides before forming into the magic circuits. It also receives information inside the core soul allowing the connected magi to obtain knowledge stored inside the core soul.
- A fascinating concept of the body terminals is that they have another function, that is to harvest magic circuits. Those who die with the body terminal crests on them have their magic circuits posthumously collected and sent to the core soul collective. This allows the family to crest to have stored over thousands of magic circuits over the many years since the crest's creation from multiple members of the Hendrikson clan. The body terminal also requires no transfer as it automatically returns to the core soul along with the modifications made to it by the terminal owner. This is a type of privacy guard for the owner as it means their research in thaumaturgy is safe until their death. Or if they are willing to share it at all.
- Due to his origin, Hyde has developed a skill that directly links with thoughts, ideas and emotions. He reads not only books but situations, expressions, magecraft, everything. Because he is not truly capable of comprehending things naturally as humans are limited, he does not possess an extent of understanding to be described as omniscient. This ability of his merely allows him to understand and interact with a subject. Any magecraft of lower rank can be instantly understood while higher rank or any artifact, thought, history connected to magecraft of a higher rank requires time to fully comprehend. When he gains a clue or inspiration on the subject, his ability to read can so much as triple. Allowing for instant understanding or dramatically increasing the speed of comprehension. Things of a different plane can cause pain to Hyde because they cannot be understood by the scope of someone who is limited by his humanity. This causes immense stress on his mind, enough to cause aneurysms. However gaining a clue or a bridge as a manner of understanding beings like ORTs or Gilgamesh's Enma Elish can allow him to view them with little to no problem at all.
Fire Manipulation: B
- As a magus aligned with flame, Hyde is capable of manipulating fire. Since childhood, he has often lit fire in his hands using nothing but his prana and controlling it for fun, or literally playing with fire. Into his adolescence as he begins to live alone, he starts using his fire magic for more mundane uses as lighting candles, cooking, heating his bath and all sorts of other things just to cut down on his bills. This has allowed him to hone his own ability to control fire without the need for incantations to a ridiculous degree as one could mistake him for having affinity for all elements with how he controls his flames. However this level of control only extends to flames of a size he can hold in his hands. Due to having never needed bigger flames, he displays a surprising lack of control; almost half to what one would expect of him.
- Hyde separates his fire manipulation into two processes, Creation and Control. Creation also includes maintenance and this was the first part he mastered. Control and manipulation came afterwards. Larger flames require greater concentration in Creation and Maintenance leaving less focus on control. If fire already exists though in a sufficient size then Hyde can pour his focus into control and lose much less hold on his flames, negating much of the downside of manipulating large flames.
Bounded Field: E
- Being a cornerstone of magecraft, the ability to create a bounded field is not beyond Hyde. But because he had very little interest in it, he only studied enough just to prove he could do it. His bounded fields thus far come in two varieties: one that informs him if someone has crossed his boundary and one that subconsciously directs people away.
Structural Analysis: C
- Also a basic spell for magi. Hyde had fair skill for this ability. However, he eventually lost interest in it after deeming that his ability with it is adequate. His Structural Analysis is still imperfect though as it is possible to fool him by building blindspots and hiding things with magecraft.
- A basic spell Hyde is fairly average with. Though he can reinforce objects to a great extent, it is still not to the utmost maximum. His ability to reinforce himself is also limited to increasing his physical abilities by 10-20%