Ame fighting Werewolf - Commission drawn and colored by Felabba. (click on pic for full version)
Occupation: Wanted baikokudo (traitor to China And a few other places). Large bounty on her head throughout the Dream as well. For, well... Killing people, pillaging, starting barfights, the list goes on...
Build: Well toned- not petite, but not buff.
Skin color: Tanned/olive-toned.
Hair: Long, reaching down to her butt, black in color. Part of it is tied at the shoulders, not the base of the head like normal, into a ponytail. Her bangs reach down to her chin and don't cover the face, they're mainly split into 2 parts; on the sides. However, there is a small part in the middle that remains in her eyes, but isn't shown to be as long as the rest of her bangs. (see reference pictures below)
Eye Color: Dark Green
Clothing: 3 robes (like a gi). Inner most sleeveless and grey, second robe regular and dark green. And outer robe also green, but not fastened by the sash (sash is either black or a very dark brown). Also wears brown pants (think Japanese) and sandals. See pictures at bottom of profile for better detail. She wears the heavy robes and such to make herself look stronger.
Tattoo's, etc etc, and other:: Ame has the traditional 'traitor' mark tattooed rather painfully on her left shoulder - which she keeps hidden. Her body is also riddled with scars due to life and being attacked constantly cause of her bounty.
A rather long tachi (curved 2-handed katana normally used on a horse or to whack off a horse. Amethyst usually uses it to fight person to person with), in her robes are the following: ominous throwing knives and smokebombs, a bottle of anti-venom, a bottle of sake (makes sure to keep replenished, ya know), a few unneeded maps, a wanted poster of herself, a stolen flute she never plays, and a few other unimportant items(like a handkerchief and hair brush).
Pets:Once upon a time, when Ame was very small, her father brought her a large rat-like creature from a raid (hasn't been determined if it was an opposum that somehow got overseas or a tanuki with mange). She named it Binky kitty (just Binky for short).
Then one day, a few years later, Binky mysteriously disappeared. Kireaji, her father, told her that it ran away... But we all know the truth.
(Fact from Ame's pastlife. Kireaji is a bandit, btw.)
ABILITIES AND SKILLS
Has mastered a personal branch of sword fighting - that is mainly in counterattacks and frontal attacks with sword. Can also use a staff, tessen, or other katana-like weapons if forced to (though doesn't carry any of said weapons. She only owns a tachi). Is also good at being stealthy, agile, and has wonderful dexterity when wounded to a certain extent (because of sevier adrenalin rush). It's supposedly rumored that if Ame gets repeatedly beaten on, the adrenalin rush will force her to go completely psycho - though this hasn't as of yet happened in TheDream.
In the perform thread 'Trouble at a Town Named Tranquility', Amethyst has been cursed as a werewolf during moons and nights. While this wont be presented in every thread, when it is the changes will be very random. She takes Belladonna to keep the curse at bay for most of the time as well. As a wolf, the woman has no control over what she may do, more or less what she may eat. How she responds to this through personality and such will have to be learned if you happen to play with her before, during, and after a dark spooky night on just such a thread.
Ame as a werewolf I.
Ame as a werewolf II.
Amethyst is mostly seen as a battle-worn individual who either just wants to be left alone, get away from it all, or pissed off into fighting her way out of a problem so she can be left alone. She considers everyone with a wariness and distrust. And she drinks (mostly sake or ale) all the time, though only to get relief from her bad memories and problems. Ame swears to an unhappy
extent. The woman is blunt and truthful a good portune of the time. To end this drawn out personality, Ame's stubborn, often misunderstanding what others say - Expecially if they aren't being blunt.
Other notes on personality: Amethyst absolutely hates men. She can stand being around them, and was even trained by one. But due to her past, she will never consider a man a friend Ever. Also on her hate list - The Meiji gov't, Yakuza, anthros, demihumans, any animal that talks (with exception of dragons), mechanical futuristic things (including cars), robots, guns. Er, the list goes on. Most hatred towards anthros,machines, robots and the such is due to culture shock from entering TheDream. While she hates so many things, the woman will NOT go out and try to attack or kill them all. She's too stubborn to. When seeing a man or anthro, she will not immediately attack. But will take out the time to be overly cautious and hateful of them.
Ame will not drink alone unless she REALLY needs the alcohal.
Weaknesses: Sides for being illiterate, I'm not going to put anything else in this category. Seriously, if I put 'being normal human from 1830's without powers' and have it listed as a weakness, people would hate me. If you want to learn about her weaknesses, just read this entire profile. You can pinpoint a handful of things the woman would be weak over. Or, just rp with her and learn them. Ame isn't rped like some god or pushover, she's rped just like this profile lists.
If drawn or written about, it's best to consider her via 'personality' as a worn out, constantly hunted, wary individual that likes to be alone. Because she is Far from a complete bitch, and Is Not a whore or slut. Don't go drawing or writing her out of character...
Amethyst was born to a woman whom ran from home unprepared and a bandit by the name of Kireaji. Both surprisingly Japanese, though neither were currently in Japan (more to the north of India). A year afterwards her original mother ran off for her own reasons, leaving Ame with a father who left home often to go pillage towns with his gang. Now taken care of by an second mother (that Kireaji sought out since he didn't wanna take care of Ame) that was terribly abusive and a father that didn't care, Amethyst grew up to age 12. This was when another group of bandits came, destroyed town, killed her fake mother, and it was presumed Kireaji was killed as well. Still young and very inexperienced, little Ame followed the bandits that killed her family, attacked them, and - in a strange turn of events - was taken in by them and made part of their group.
From there, the woman was taught the ropes. How to fight, how to raid, how to cook, how to wash her clothes, and the such. She was surprisingly treated well for a woman. But this wouldn't last long... Almost two years later, the bandits stuck their swords into the wrong town, and found themselves in the center of a war. Most of them were killed, though Amethyst and the rest were taken in as slaves.
Amethyst only escaped from slavery when one of the majors in command had pulled her from the group for his own naughty needs - to which she killed him, killed others in the room that watched, and killed those on her way out
to a largely wooded area just outside the Majors' home. There was a long game of cat and mouse as Amethyst ran from a large bounty that dogged her every step. It was a handful of months.
This is where Ame hit the border to china - at the edge of another war - and captured due to her bounty. Though not relinquished to the previous owners and instead branded on the shoulder with the tattoo of a baikokudo (traitor) and taken as Yet another slave. However this endeavor went a different route. After watching her, a man by name of Hiko (who's not on MZDM) who worked as a general took her from the rank of 'slave' and forced her to work under him. He practically adopted her as his daughter. Learned of her past. Taught her how to use a sword properly. And helped her escape by leading her to the waters and shipping her off in a rather crude boat before getting killed (as Ame watched without being able to help) for his disrespectful sinful actions.
Now in Japan, Amethyst joined up with a female thief by the coincidental name: Obsidian. Obsid went from town to town and basically took care of Ame until they both reached a good age of 21. Sure there were a few separations here and there, but their friendship was good. However...
The two were separated in an ambush from bountyhunters around Edo. Ame was badly wounded, however made it alone to a town. Getting a place in an alley, falling asleep, and ending up in The Dream (in a pretty field of flowers, wierd eh?).
After entering The Dream, Amethyst has been under constant attack. Not only under the bounty that was Still somehow shadowing her every movement, but also by monsters and the such. She never gets a peaceful moment. And because of that, Ame refers to the Napping Cats Dream as 'The Nightmare'.
(This part of the profile was started on 01/02/09. Since Ame's been around MZDM since, what, 2003 or so? I might accidentally leave out parts of her past. If you remember some huge adventure I was in, PM and remind me.)
Affiliations/friends/acquaintances/rivals/etc: Mr. Zim (studied under), Yao Chi, Kasumi, Shaper, Sharlo, Tac Wolf, Chain, PHD (met in Settle thread), Melantha of Braeden, ShiShiOsa (intends to help Ame rebuild sword), Silvermoon, Darin, Santo, Freya, Rell, Nyxia, Melvo, Luthelldyrin, a host of new and old members in Enter, and more!
Enemies: Hiro (attacked/stalked by in TiaTNTranquility), Julia Price (hunted by in SwordITSSands), Sha Dao Shai (fought with), Eliza Black (changed her into werewolf) & Zane Wolfclaw (attacked her) & anyone else that's a werewolf, Meridian Fairweather (hunted by in Nappoglia), Shaper again (helped Quai destroy her teahouse in Settle), and many others!
Threads that are currently active:
Trouble in a Town Named Tranquility
Ame's Drinkin' and Fighting' Place to Buy Stuff!(On Pause, though you're welcome to join)
Poets' MultiVerse Cafe
Amethyst's Great Heist
First Thread Ever Made:
Thrown About from Edo to TheDream
Other more successful threads that didn't quite make it:
Nappoglia: Land of Clouded Dilemma
The Sword of Shadowed Sands
Deep Within the Seamonster
The Phobetor Expedition (I was secretly the creator of this one, but I am not StoryTeller)
Threads I was in: (List far from complete since I was in a heap of threads)
Undersea Quest (Finished)
The Temple of Dreams
The tales of Dragons, Slayers Pigs, and things (active)
And many others!
Historical knick knacks:
In The Temple of Dreams, Mr Zim gives Ame a jade ring carved into the shape of a dragon. Mr Zim then tells her what use the ring has "This is my gift to you. Something practical for a hunted soul. The ring was hand carved almost 800 years ago by the same monks who trained me. It was enchanted by myself and later 2 visiting sorceresses to have 3 gifts that its wearer could call upon. My spell was one of speed and endurance. Once per day the wearer can invoke the rings rejuvenating power. When the power is used it will wipe away all feelings of fatigue as well as increase the users running speed for a period of time. This has proven quite useful at the end of battle to escape the vengeful. The first of the two sorceresses enchanted the ring with a defensive spell. So long as the ring is worn it will glow bright green in the presence of poisons and drugs as well as red in the presence of enchantments. With this one need not fear a sleeping potion slipped into ones Sake or a petrification spell upon a gift for you will always know when they are present. The last enchantment was one of escape. 3 times, and only 3 times, the ring can summon forth what is called a shadow door. This door, despite its appearance, is real enough to walk through and when you do the door will take you to wherever you consider safe. The shadow door will remain in place as long as you wish it too so that others may follow you if that was your wish. You may also close it instantly to prevent others from following." She has of yet hasn't used the ring, but keeps it around in one of her robe pockets.
In The Tales of Dragons, Slayers, Pigs, and Things: Shishiosa breaks Ame's sword and offers to make her a new one. As of yet the new sword hasn't been made (damn dragon), but when it is I'll put down more info.
A CHARACTER REVEALING ANSWER TO THE QUESTION "What Is Your Ambition?"
I want to be left alone... To drink and forget my past.
Frickin Awesome picture of Ame by Chen/Kit.
Amethyst in werewolf form - Porter Commish
Pissed Ame - by Fantasy
Ame tearing down poster - by Kakira
Plush of Ame
Directory of Ame www.thestreet.d2g.com/Ame/
All General SigPic of Ame (best facial shot she's got) - done by Ex B/f
Pics of Ame swearing off with threatening bottle of ale at innkeeper that I drew.