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"Draughter. You impress me. I don't think I've ever met a person like you before to think in that manner. I'm not sure if I should call it foolish, bright, optimistic, or simply unique. It might be an amalgamation of the above, but I cannot find the will to laugh. You really do believe in those ideals don't you? Your conviction and desire. I can see it in your eyes... After what I've witnessed, I actually believe that you can pull this off. I believe in you. You can become the next Arthur."
~ Dess speaking to Draughter as his guise Bacchus

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"Did you expect me to be some sort of arrogant man who hides behind their lackeys when threatened? That I hide behind the riches of my family and I’m too afraid to use my fists and so I rely on my words and bluffs? I am amazed. I am amazed at the limits of your idiocy and naivety. Rather, it's fair to say that has no limits really. You're really one of a kind. You haven't considered that maybe perhaps I refuse to interact with such barbaric acts as fighting over something like this? That maybe the reason why I have guards is to not get my hands dirty and to not end up hurting you too much? Well.. in that case... I suppose a lesson of how powerful I really am might be the only way to make you learn after this. Maybe after this you'll be more capable of settling things with your brain once you accept that you have to fear me."
~ Dess revealing his capability to fight with his power

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"Aizawa right? You met Draughter you said? I don’t know what sad story he told you or if he tried to tempt you into his doing but I promise you whatever reasoning he might have I will ignore. For him to condemn us like that and abandon everything. Nothing but misfortune and trouble will follow you if you stay with him... Really... sometimes I wonder where did it all go wrong... I loved him like a brother back then... How could he just do that..."
~ Dess disguised as Bach speaking to Aizawa when they were sealed together in an underground cavern

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"The one who became the God of Flames Samarvicus. I don't recognize you in any legend aside from being the holder of the emblem of the lion, phoenix, and dragon. Marvelous choices for your power. It's probably how you took down Waree and handled Chiron at the same time. I'm impressed. Yet you work for those beings and one of the few who aided Draughter. I understand why I was losing earlier but that's alright. You're an amalgamation of those hellish creatures, that's why. But that is all useless against me now that I am made aware of your full capabilities. I promise you that. Because I am the Paladin that brings down unholy creatures like you who dare call yourself gods."
~ Dess activating his Zodiaque Form "Capricornus" in his fight against Samarvicus, a self-proclaimed god residing in the artificial heavens


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Summary

A character made by Cob/Bob for the Paraiso and Pendragon Saga. He is the primary antagonist of the Zodiac Arc and is the leading member of the 12 Zodiaque Knights. He is well-respected as the leader and is known for his pacifistic method of taking over the world. Namely by being known to be the one that will bring about the end of the worlds, yet coming into a village and working as a carpenter who aims to become the mayor.

Might fine world destroyer we have here don't we? Of course, he was mighty different back then too.

Background

Pendragon Arc

Dess is the son of a powerful politician by the name of Berislav Embers. Someone who acts as the advisor to Santial's Country's Lord, who married to sorceress of another allied kingdom. He was a child that was raised to become like many, a weapon of intellect, caught in the crossfire of their father and mother's mental war. But instead of relying on his intellect alone and trying to backstab fellows of his own age at the age of five, he instead took solace under his Lord's words of wisdom regarding justice, and his mother's magic. Instead of becoming a corrupt official, Dess did not only became someone against the vile set of his own country, but a man worthy of power and respect.


Paraiso Arc

Appearance and Personality

Pendragon Arc

Dess is an incredibly honorable and kind man. He firmly believes in justice, generosity, loyalty, and the value of trust, and is not what one would typically expect from the nobles of his area. His generosity has him aiding the poor and as such is well-liked by the majority of the people there, which some of his fellows think is his ploy to remain in power. Despite his patient and dislike for violence, there is a limit to that trait, which can be easily broken if faced with a scenario that reveals great injustice or underhandedness. To him, breaking a promise is one of the worst things one can do. The sheer amount of virtues he has made him seem like a light in a dark cavern, giving him the support of particularly strong people who wish to work for him for free. His hard-working ways do not mean he is incapable of handling deceitful enemies but instead shows that he can keep up with cunning tricksters all the time. A mental war between many in the issue of politics and who would become next lord between nobles is something he could easily keep up with.

Still, some really question if he is the son of Berislav, known for his incredibly underhanded methods and corrupt desires. He had more similarities to his mother who is prone to being passive and looking airheaded when secretly being cunning or observant. Though he does achieve his father's favored method of being enigmatic and unnoticed, and keeping his plans a secret. Not even his allegiances with others are so easy, which seems to be another thing based on his father. Strangely enough, Dess does not despise his father. Which is surprising considering he detests anyone who spits on honor and justice. Though there is no respect or true paternal relationship, they seem to at least acknowledge each other. His father will not let him steal the throne away from the current Lord, and will thus do his best to strike him down whenever he can in his strategies. On the other hand, Dess would be more than willing to do anything he can to break apart his father's connections and advantages in the field of battle. Yet, the most they'd get is a heated debate. Never an insult. It's certainly a strange relationship between the two.

Paraiso Arc A shell of his former self.

History


Beginning of Paraiso


Stats and Powers

Tier: High 9-A |

Origin: Paraiso Saga, Pendragon Saga

Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Enhanced Senses (Can sense assassins by killing intent or their presence as hostiles. Enhanced by Territory), Earth Manipulation (Very proficient with it to the point that he specializes in creating structures and statues), Minor Plant manipulation (Can make plants grow. Aided by his great knowledge on them), Temperature manipulation, Status Effect Inducement, Light manipulation (With Capricornus), Statistics Amplification (With Territorial Composition and his many buffs), Fire Manipulation and Immunity to Flames (Via Robes of the Golden Flame King), Durability Negation (Usually with Temperate Magic), Limited Wind Manipulation |

Attack Potency: Small Building (His hammer Capricornus shattered an armor made of Crimson Plate, which can shrug off explosions even when half broken) |

Speed: Supersonic (Can raise Capricornus against an assassin that used rifles in an ambush)

Lifting Strength: Class 5 (He was able to push off large pieces of debris that fell on him after an explosion within a building)

Striking Strength: Class GJ

Durability: Large Building (Was able to take on numerous explosions from an assassin. His attack being reflected back at him barely hurt him)

Stamina: Average (Easily tires out compared to his allies)

Range: Melee Range, extended by Territorial Composition which affects whatever is dubbed his territory

Standard Equipment:

  • Capricornus - A hammer imbued with the power of light. Although it's weight depends on the person's sins, for him, it's very light. The more good-willed a person is the flashier this hammer can be. It can release flashes of light in this method but can drain the user of their mana if they don't possess much. It is incredibly effective against the undead. Though initially He only had this as fragments and was used as a necklace.
  • Robes of the Golden Flame King - Golden robes given to him by his father. This allows him to become impervious to any type of flames and able to manipulate them as he, please. If he chooses to do so he could absorb those flames to fuel himself even further, strengthening his power or enhancing his health permanently. In fact, he regularly eats flames in order to strengthen his own vitality.

Intelligence: Quite intelligent in academics and politics, being able to outwit and teach Draughter. Can figure out what his father is planning who is known to be an extensive and powerful figure in the field of politics. Can perceive lies even from skilled nobles aiming to steal his position. At times Dess could also be pragmatic.

Weaknesses: Tires out easily in comparison to most |

Key: Pendragon Regular | Pendragon Prime | Awakened | 10% | 50% | 100% | Zodiaque

Notable Moves and Abilities:

  • Territorial Composition - A type of magic that allows Dess the capability to manipulate what he has territory over. A difficult ability to handle but his way of thinking he's able to enhance his other abilities and can even affect enemies with this method. He prefers his pacifist methods so he could induce ailments and weaken enemies while strengthening himself, even absorbing statistics from them for the duration of the fight. Though his ability initially doesn't last very long this is enhanced later on. His two lower abilities are augmented by the above.
    • Earth Magic - The ability to alter the Earth.
    • Plant Magic - The ability to make plants grow.
  • Transmutation - The ability to influence the form of something.
  • Temperate Magic - Unlike conventional flame and ice mages Dess has no affinity for those two at all. Instead, he specializes in the use of altering temperature, an ability that's not too hard to master but is impractical compared to the other two. While the former elements are simple and provide more tacticity, Temperate Magic is incredibly basic, tedious, and is overall impractical and insufficient in comparison to the other two. However, Dess preferred using these because of the creativeness one can do with these. He also has a knack for remembering and understanding the formula necessary for these abilities.
    • Heat Magic - Dess could heat up an area with his magic. It's enough to cause water to boil without being noticeable and such a feat could be done so casually. If applies to someone's blood it can make them hastier, at the cost of making them take more damage or becoming hotheaded. Taken to the extreme it can cause someone's internal organs to boil. It's known that even with blocking such an attack, mana particles would still heat up against this.
    • Cold Magic - Dess could lower the temperature of the area. It's enough to make glass foggy without being noticeable and such a feat could be done so casually. If applies to the eyes from afar it could make an enemy blink. Dess' favorite method of fighting with this ability is making enemies drop their weapons that they're holding, namely by making their objects too cold to use. This applies to even armor. But when taken to the extreme, Dess could freeze and slow down the blood flow of others. If used on the head, it can even cause them to faint if not take permanent mental damage unless handled quickly enough.
    • Wind Magic - With the proper utility of temperature and control, one can induce tornados. Initially, Dess can only create miniature cyclones with his abilities that could barely harm anyone, but through practice and hard work he could now summon tornados. In fact, he could create flaming tornados or freezing cyclones with the level of his experience. This is a showcase of how an ability like temperature manipulation could achieve things that flames and ice magic separately and exclusively could not hope to achieve.

(WIP)

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