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Mitsu

"You're a very trusting person, willing to accept so readily someone whom you know for hours. Even with those bizarre tests and trials you had me go through, you're so hasty in making a decision. Maybe it should be my turn to test you before I give my answer?" The Unchained asked her host. She shouldn't just expect a straight answer from her after such a short time.

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Anastasia

"It'll be boring if I just say inside. I can go outside, you may fill in me with what I should now. You were kinda in hurry back then, right?" Perhaps he would've run out of time if he presented her the whole picture. "Are you interested in our plan, Paladin? It's fine if you're not, I'm already in your debt."

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Name: Swims-With-Salmons (her tribal name), Ellie Warren (her human name)

Race: Werewolf

Age: 11 (apparent age: 23)

Height: 145 cm (human) / 159 cm (near-human) / 232 cm (war form)

Weight: 43 kg (human) / 59 kg (near-human) / 172 kg (war form)

Appearance: She is one of werewolves who have five forms, all of them natural for them even if they are locked to a single form before the First Change. While Swims-With-Salmons originally used to be a wolf, she got accustomed over time to use all her forms. Maybe she can't fit in a high society, but otherwise normal people don't suspect her to be someone not human.

Human Swims-With-Salmons is socially adjusted enough after 9 years of living among human-born werewolves to live among the human society. She looks like a person in her early twenties and her mental age matches her appearance as wolf-born werewolves develop mentally faster in order to catch up with their human-born comrades.

She spends her day-to-day live in the human form as living in the forest would make her bored eventually and she doesn't mind company of humans. Swims-With-Salmons uses her alternate identity, revealing her tribal name only to those that she trusts enough.

Swims-With-Salmons' human form is a light brown haired girl with blue eyes. She wears sturdy, practical clothes and sometimes wears a jacket to conceal her firearm. It is sometimes enough to ward off less determined hoodlums if they stare into a barrel of a gun.

Strength: Human

Agility: Human (Exceptional while tapping into Rage)

Constitution: Exceptional

Near-human Due to a combination of her short stature and a quirk in her spiritual make up her near-human form is not as feral looking as one displayed by majority of werewolves, so she can still pass as somebody normal. Her hair is longer, reaching now below shoulders, her muscles bulk up to the extent of a female Olympic athlete and she is now just around average height instead of being quite short. Honestly if not for the fact that it's easier to keep Rage in check in the human form that would be her preferred form. If she switches from human to near-human form she can probably still spin a story that she uses magical means to bulk up like that unless someone who is familiar with werewolves in general figures out that she is a shapeshifter.

Strength: Exceptional

Agility: Human (Exceptional while tapping into Rage)

Constitution: Exceptional

War Form A large and over seven feet tall form that resembles a hulking bipedal wolf creature. "Scrawny" by werewolf standards, but more than capable of ripping and tearing guts of mundanes and some of weaker supernaturals. This is also the form to which she defaults under a thrall of a frenzy. Not something to cuddle with.

Strength: Incredible

Agility: Exceptional (Incredible while tapping into Rage)

Constitution: Incredible

Dire Wolf A sort of happy medium between the warform and the wolf form, this is referred to by some as "dire wolf". It's essentially a wolf of a size of a pony with unusually strong jaws that are not inferior to the warform when it comes to tearing apart her foes. Again, proceed with caution.

Strength: Incredible

Agility: Exceptional (Incredible while tapping into Rage)

Constitution: Incredible

Wolf The wolf form is her birth form in which she spent her first two years of life (though by now it's hard to recall those years. Just like it's hard for humans to remember their early childhood). It looks scrawnier than it should in spite of her capabilities in that form, but still cannot be mistaken for a dog.

Strength: Exceptional

Agility: Exceptional (Incredible while tapping into Rage)

Constitution: Exceptional

Magical Abilities: Medium

Rites: She can enact a variety of rituals for specific purposes. Swims-With-Salmons is no longer an apprentice of the spirit magic, but did not reach mastery either, so she is unable of creating her own Rites. She has learned Rites that allow her to cleanse a place, object or a person from spiritual influences, apologize to offended spirits, summon spirits to communicate with them, bind them into one use fetishes called talens, and grow plants in any soil.

She can also dedicate objects to herself so that her clothes  and belongings merge with her while she shapeshifts to a form that no longer can accommodate them.

Other Abilities:

Delirium: Mundanes who witness a werewolf in her warform or dire wolf form experience a bout of supernatural terror, a fight or flight response. Some are paralyzed by the fear, some try to get away from the source of Delirium and some lash out against the werewolf. The response depends solely on the personality. People who experienced Delirium tend to forget about the encounter or try to rationalize it unless they have enough high willpower to not forget those events.

Gifts: Gifts are blessings and abilities bestowed on a werewolf by spirits. Swims-With-Salmons can talk with spirits, leaps three times higher and further than normally she should, possesses senses of a wolf even in her human form (and further sharpens them in the wolf form), may sharpen her sight further to see from miles away and may substitute her sense of sight with sense of smell to perceive in pitch black darkness.

She can also detect the supernatural beings and influences (she can also determine roughly how strong a spirit is) and pierce through the veil that separates the spirit world from material world to observe spirits without travelling to the spirit world.

Gnosis: As a half spirit a werewolf has innate connection to the spirit world. She can shift back and forth to the spirit world and use Gifts and Rites. She has to concentrate to do it, so it's not something that can be used to escape in a middle of combat. Silver objects that she carries around impact her link with the spirit world and make it more difficult to slip sideways to the spirit world the more silver objects she carries around.

While most werewolves are half-spirits, she is more spiritual than an average werewolf because one of her ancestors is a spirit of a river. Due to her heritage spirits in general are attracted to her out of curiosity and she has it easier to communicate with spirits that dwell in waters (like salmons after whom she takes her tribal name) or whose existence is interconnected with rivers (like grizzly bears).

Rage: The supernatural anger boiling inside any werewolf of her kind is the price of the patronage of the Lambent Lady Luna. The mercurial moon spirit's gift is both a boon and a curse. On one hand werewolf can supercharge their regenerative abilities, move with superhuman speed (her Agility increases by one rank)and stay conscious no matter what while tapping into Rage, but the risk associated with that is a frenzy. A werewolf who taps too deep into Rage (or one who is sufficiently provoked) enters a warform and lashes out, endangering friends and foes alike. Even a patient and docile werewolf have its limits.

Her supernatural rage also affects weaker willed people in more subtle ways. They cross a street, claim they do not serve her kind here and react as if she was someone suspicious. She got used to cops sometimes trying to interrogate her when there are no immediately obvious suspects around.

Regeneration: Her regenerative capabilities are quite potent. Unless the damage is too extensive, she can regenerate even limbs over time (it takes over a minute to fully heal unless her injuries are inflicted by sources to which she is supernaturally weak). However, she regenerates several times slower in combat situations as the regeneration needs some focus, and it takes her at least a day to recover from wounds caused by silver, severe radiation and attacks which target her soul directly if there is no supernatural intervention unless she supercharges her regeneration at the cost of entering frenzy, healing half of those injuries.

Totem: Only tribeless outcasts do not enjoy a patronage of a personal or a pack totem. Her totem spirit is an avatar of Dog, a spirit whose wisdom lies in the ability to adapt to the humanity. Swims-With-Salmons has it easier to look for prey in urban environment but in exchange the Dog enforces a stricture on her to follow: she needs to aid feral and stray dogs she comes into contact with, for example sharing her food with them. Dog's patronage may extend to other shapeshifters who can interact with the spirit world if they are willing to accept its conditions.

Equipment: Swims-With-Salmons has currently nothing more on her than her clothes, a firearm and the fetishes she owns.

She has learned to make some talens, like spirit infused moonshine (normal alcohol doesn't really work on Garou anymore. She has to keep those special batches away from normal people or they go blind or worse), bullets that can hurt ephemeral creatures and matches that can be lit even if soaked in water.

She owns a Fetish called Magpie's Swag which counts as dedicated to her body and thus merges with her every time she shapeshifts into a war form or another wolf like form. It takes a form of a bag and can contain three times more items than its apparent size. It cannot carry technological devices like firearms and laptops. She also owns mirrored sunglasses that make it easier to step sideways where the veil between the spiritual world and the material world is strong.

Her weapon of choice unless she shapeshifts into more capable forms is a Desert Eagle that she had on her when she was transported to Nexus.

Origin: She was born as a wolf running around in forests of Appalachia, with more affinity for water and fish that dwelled there than other wolves. Her parents were just regular wolves, but down in her family line she had a Garou ancestor whose blood she inherited. In the end, she was one of those 'lost cubs' adopted by shapeshifters who were not related to her. She was raised by human-born rural werewolves and their human kin who managed to explain a sudden arrival of a teenager, claiming that she was one of relatives they had to take care of because of her parents dying. Swims-With-Salmons helped with the farmwork and was homeschooled by her new relatives while she was expected to take on duties of a local Keeper of the Land. She grew enough comfortable with the idea of living a second life as a human. Then she ended up in Nexus in because of a freak accident involving travel through the spirit world.

Weakness: Silver deals damage that cannot be easily regenerated. She needs a day of full of rest to start regenerating silver inflicted wounds or supernatural intervention. Severe radioactivity, wolfsbane and attacks that target a soul also deal the same degree of damage as silver.

Likes: Swimming, working, helping out people in need

Dislikes: Cannibalistic monsters, evil spirits, people who push her too far

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Anastasia

"As a soldier, everything that could tip the balance in my favor is considered valuable, regardless whether they look unassuming and innocent. Whatever can open the path to the victory. I still think that this Holy Grail you're talking about sounds too convenient, but on another hand even if it may not be here, I cannot deny the possibility that other people who are like you may have ended up here. Do you happen to know way how to find them in the city? I'm not that heroic person, but I do feel obligation to help you if you want to stop them." Anastasia declared to her 'servant'. As well it could stave off her boredom. She still looked for the thing that would get her out of ennui.

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Mitsu

"What if the enemy can attack you without alerting you after all? Just become you're not mortal it doesn't mean there is not some way to fool you or catch you off guard. Are you going to expose those bystanders for the sake of your way of life?" How conceited. She cared not herself for casualties, but didn't feel any apologetic or righteous about it. "You talk to me that it's irresponsible for you to make me involved with you, yet you surround yourself with those who will just get into your enemy's way. Besides, you might not even get time to move if there are really crazy people out there." 

Plus there was always a possibility that someone else than her infiltrated the place by now. She couldn't spot that ninja nor she suspected that the girl she was hosting was once one of claws of the God-Machine that struck down assigned targets.

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Feng

The demonic puppet was pretty intent on stopping the monk from interfering. Yet he didn't make a single move yet. He just stood there, seemingly waiting for its move. "I've faith in my friend you see. I speculate that he was capable of something you didn't even try. Overcome what defined you. Tools of murder become kind people, sinners become saints. Those who are restless in their cages can become something much more and eventually struggle for real to escape their prison. I'm not quite there yet, but I can confidently state that you maybe need a nudge or push for the first step. I won't repeat myself more, but I will ask. Can you stop this meaningless fight and rethink your attitude?"

The monk clearly saw no value to their cravings. Maybe they would even lash out at how he disregarded their lifestyle as something utterly base. He was prepared to defend himself, but still had to say his words. Even lowliest mass murderer maybe could change their ways.

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Mordred

Wow, after all this drama, it ended so 'anti-climactically' with Oren calling for her and Sakura bursting out of the dressing room. Mordred didn't know how to feel about it. She couldn't help but think that Sakura just bottled her feelings inside herself. But that what just her assumption. Not like she could read minds or automatically know what others thought. On another hand, if Sakura was now genuinely beaming with happiness, then she could feel relieved.

"You look really good!" Mordred honestly complimented her. "Maybe we should all buy some fancy dresses? What do you think, Breeze and Oren?"

They wouldn't certainly stick out like sore thumbs around Sakura if they dressed up appropriately. She had money to indulge in such shopping spree.

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Medaka

Medaka's arms fell to her side.  While her posture remained strong, her smile faded, transforming her face from playful to more serious.  "Its more that we are currently involved with someone beyond my comprehension right now, someone dangerous," she said, examining Mitsu's reaction very carefully.  "I feel it would be irresponsible to pull you into my home life if you were incapable of fending for yourself."

Mitsu

"If you're in really dangerous situation, then why you won't move out somewhere else? Living in a building full of bystanders is not most prudent choice." Really, human shields were useless if the potential enemy wouldn't care about casualties.


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Ruler

The priest tilted his head.  The creature summoned from that small ball was like nothing he had ever seen.  A cat with a gem on his forehead.  Or at least, he thought it was a cat.  Did she teach it to stand on its hind legs?

"You mentioned before that this is not magic," he said, squatting down to get a better look at the creature.  "However, this creature looks like some sort of familiar."

Anastasia

"Nah, it's some of sort of odd animal. I guess anyone arriving here shouldn't expect animals to be the same as in the place of origin. But I'm new into this, so if you have any questions that I cannot answer, I'd look for the person I and Paladin met." She picked up the catlike creature and started scrubbing it behind ears just like a pet. I guess it wasn't different from cats that much as it liked it. "I guess it's more like a pet to me, but the person who taught me about Pokemon used them for combat. I guess the large one I caught could be used for that purpose. If you're curious, I can show you outdoors."

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Meti 

It felt so comforting to have Katase use her like that, to have her body controlled. Ah, was that wielder speaking? Pathetic.

Meti stepped forward, one foot after the other in toe with the puppet at her side. The air was almost suffocating with how tense it was. Her body, her whole being was in preparation for this cut.

"I will free you." She would liberate the blade of the disgusting clinging that its wielder inflicted upon it. Having to be used by one who did not understand the perfection of cutting as she did was cruel. At least that mercy would be granted before she cleaved it in two. To empower the lovely blade that controlled her.

Feng

"Free him? If that's a joke, then it's poor one. The man whom you're facing is not shackled by anything. Neither he answers to me, for better or worse." However, even though he dismissed her words as absurd, he recognized how steeled and prepared was that killer. "Pity, such dedication wasted on such petty cause. I guess mere words won't move you. All I can do is pray."

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Ruler

The priest tilted his head, staring at the balls curiously.  "No," he said.  "Not at all."

Anastasia

"I just keep weird animals inside. I won't release the bigger one, but I'll show you the small one." She dropped the ball on the ground, releasing a feline creature. "Looks like a cat, doesn't it? Well, apart from that weird golden thing on its forehead."

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Medaka

"I told you!  I'm worried about you," she said, taking off her duel disk.  "Even those gifted with supernatural talents or powers could be in danger just from being associated with us.  I don't believe you are powerless, even as a normal girl, but I want to know what your talents are.  That way, I can better understand how to help you survive when you are living with us."

Mitsu

"Let me guess, either your friend or one of those lowlifes that tried to break into your home will try to off me for some reason or another." She morbidly remarked. The third option was one of her enemies catching up with her here.

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(Softreccing a thing after I talked with franco, Aiden and Umbra)

Feng

Meanwhile, it didn't take long for them to find culprits behind the murder. The monk was in his original male form, as that was his public face while travelling around the city. He intently observed the two murderers, not rushing into the duel. Compared to Engetsu, he could tell that the other sword was slave to its passions from the demonic aura he witnessed.

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Ruler

The pope's face softened, his intense aura fading.  Breaking into a soft smile, he said, "I had to be sure.  If that is the case, then you should already be sustaining me."

This girl.  In his culture, she would truly be something to be admired.  It was not that she was unafraid of his assault, it was that she was able to carry on despite that fear.  That in itself is the definition of bravery.  If she were a being of such arrogance or power that she was unaffected by his being, he would have sought another master.  However, she was not.  This girl had the spirit of a warrior and the vulnerability of a human.

With his posture still straight he slowly walked up to the young mage.  "I am very grateful to be your servant."

Anastasia

Oh, right. She could feel that she leaked magical energy steadily now. Relying mostly on leylines, she never really used her reserves for anything but perhaps more trivial displays of magic. Her capabilities outpaced what her soul could produce on its own. But this shouldn't be a problem as the city's leyline was superb. She had to be cut off from the access for her to be troubled by that.

"That's really no big deal." Anastasia answered. The girl then remembered that she failed to mention one thing. "Oh, I forgot something by the way. Maybe it's not that important, but magic is not everything I can do. Even if I only started getting into this today."

She had still those Pokeball things, and they contained the two Pokemon she caught.

"You're not familiar with this, right?" She held one of Pokeballs in her open palm.

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Medaka

"No, but your ability to pick up on something so new is valuable," she said, spreading her arms out with a big dramatic smile.  "I wanted to test your skill and intelligence to see if you are ready for this new life.  "I want to test you some more, but for now, lets take a break."

Mitsu

"Huh, do you plan to treat everything as a 'test'? Worried about something or you try to pass time before your companion returns?" She couldn't say she liked that attitude. She naturally felt suspicious about that sort of things.

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Anastasia

Anastasia was shaken a bit in presence of such a raw aura emanating from the holy man, but she still kept her cool, relatively.

"Do I have to repeat myself, I've said so."

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Huang

"No. Do you take me for someone who shouldn't get involved in this? If such sight would deter me from doing anything, I'd be bad at what I'm supposed to do." One of teachings of her order was clear. To prevent calamities. She wasn't that much of a combatant, self-admittedly (at least not in general), but there were things she could do. "You don't look like you would handle this on your own, either."

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