Species: Anthropomorphic Ferret
Weight: 180lb (more or less... I’m not really a judge of weight)
Physical Age: 24
Actual Life Span: 3 years and counting
Date of Birth: 1/31/04
Physical Build: Above Average
Hair Style: Short and Simple
Hair Color: Gold
Eye Color: Emerald Green
Fur Color: Black with a Gold mask
Clothing: Dark Green T-Shirt, Black Jeans
Accessories: Leo/Boar Medallion
Occupation: Avatar in Proxy of Player God, posing as a Genie
Affiliation: Player God
Skills: General Competence with Basic Modern and Rustic Tasks, Complete Awareness
Powers: Total Mind Block, Dream Manipulation, Wishes
Weaknesses: Total Mind Block
Special Effects: Dream Reality
Personality: Good Natured, Smart-alecky, Detached
Ambition: “To exist. Anything else is just short term.”
Raf, since his redesign, has become pure ferret. Muzzle, ears, tail, feet... every animalistic part of him is now a ferresque. Aside from the animalistic parts mentioned, he’s mostly human... as long as you take into consideration the fur. His head has hair that is distantly different from his fur. Finally, his feet, in reference to them being part of his animalistic parts, are digitigrade.
Frame wise, his ferret nature keeps him tight. Built on top of that frame, Raf is slim yet well muscled. Not buff, not even athletic, but his tight frame is at least support a muscle mass slightly above norm.
The dominant colors describing Raf is black, gold, and green. His fur is black with the exception of his ferret mask which is gold. His hair is the same shake of gold as his mask, while his eyes are a brilliant emerald green.
Raf’s cloths are almost absurdly simple, with just one dark green short sleeved t shirt, and a pair of black denim jeans. He only accessorizes this with a simple medallion with two symbols of the zodiac inscribed on it: the western Leo, and the eastern Boar. Further description of the medallion is found below.
Lion and Boar Medallion
Almost always worn around Raf’s neck, this medallion is divided into two colored halves much in the way the Yin Yang symbol is divided between black and white. The upper portion is yellow and contains a black lion. The lower section on the other hand is blue and contains a white boar.
Raf is usually at least competent with most modern and archaic task. He can handle a personal computer, at least drive a car around town, and won’t have trouble using a manual to figure out most electronic devices. He can also handle nonelectric hand tools fairly well, even in situations where a modern person would prefer something a little more... reliable.
Raf is completely aware of the fact he’s an avatar. In facts he’s also completely aware of his player god, not to mention some of the rules of the Dream that some of the avatars usually go about complete unaware of, much to their bliss. After all, knowing of the laws of gravity doesn’t allow you to bypass it.
Total Mind Blank
Mostly to keep his awareness to himself, Raf’s mind is completely closed to others. Nothing goes out but commands to the various parts of the body, and nothing goes in other then sensory input. Basically, he may as well be dead wood as far as a telepath of any kind would be concerned, and most if not all other attempts to break into his mind usually fail.
As an avatar in proxy of player god, Raf is finally allowed to exercise some overt Dream manipulation. These freedoms are to be used solely in the line of duty, though it is somewhat unclear if this is in the duty as an avatar or pretend genie. For the most part, these Dream manipulations take two forms: teleportation, and object creation.
A basic rule to keep in mind with Dream Manipulation is that to be actually significant, it must have context to the involved parties. When acting on the will of his player god, this relevance is usually mandatory because he’s normally in a thread controlled by either himself or his player god. When acting as a genie, the relevance is completely through his role as a genie, surrendering a good deal of his free will of the manipulation to another party.
Posing as a genie, in order to explain what he is to those avatars unaware of the nature of their own existences, Raf is expected to grant wishes. He’s able to do this most through Dream Manipulation, though certain rules apply.
First, Raf is bound to his medallion, but he is normally wearing his medallion unless in service to a “master”. If someone manages to acquire and wear the medallion, they are entitled to one wish, after which Raf reclaims the medallion. There is no limit to the amount of times one can be granted wishes this way, though Raf is likely not to peacefully allow it to be stolen repeatedly.
Second, it is possible to enter in a contract with Raf, which during negotiations can set the number of wishes at any finite number... though since Raf must agree to this number, it is unlikely to be too high. Under these circumstances, the master receives the medallion until the contract is finished. It is possible to include basic duties other then wishes in the contract, but Raf would have to be highly motivated to agree to such a bargain.
When granting wishes, Raf tends to do so obediently and with a thought to what the person actually wants. Exceptions to this normally happen when someone is using the wishes offensively. In those cases, Raf is highly likely to twists the wording as much as he can.
Total Mind Blank
It may be a power, but it’s an inconvenient one with all the beings in the Dream who use telepathy.
Raf doesn't interact with the Dream the same way as other avatars. While he doesn't actively go about manipulating the threads of reality at a whim, he has a hard time pretending that the continuality that most other avatars experience even exists. While it's mostly for flavor, two points are somewhat prominent.
One, Raf usually manifests into a thread of reality. Since most people just aren't paying too close attention to what's out of sight, this normally goes unnoticed. When actively manifesting into a thread, Raf ability to observe the threads of reality are normally cut off.
Two, Raf hears the voice of his player god on and off. Sometimes it's a private conversation, and sometimes it's open for all gods to see by the way of the player god's OOC comments.
Three, and almost the oddest point of all, Raf not only hears his own player god, but he also hears his own narration. He will occasionally make a comment on this, confusing those around him and throwing the narrator off balance for a moment.
Raf, at any given point of time, can be described as a good natured person. He’s a little detached at time, and more then a little weird due to his mostly unique perspective of the Dream, but he means everyone well for the most part... if only because he knows that there really is nothing to gain from meaning them harm.
With that said, he tends to snap a line more often then he most likely should. He knows the Dream is supposed to entertain, and he tries to find entertainment where he can as well as provide it to the observers. The observers, his player god in particular, are most likely to experience his occasional jab in the ribs from the words off his tongue.
Raf, at one point in time, didn’t exist. And then, in a moment of creativity, his player god created him.
This might seem nondescriptive, but this is the strongest summary of Raf’s creation. Raf is an avatar without an artificial background. He was created simply to be an avatar, and has always known about that fact. From the word go, Raf has been something... odd in the Dream, and very possibly unique.
Preredesign NCD Summary
Postredesign NCD Summary
Thread Link HistoryPreredesign
Introduction into the Dream
IC Commentary, 1
First Welcomecenter Post
Intro of Another, 1
Reintro of Another, 1
Thoughts From Between the Threads.
The Only reference the Main Dream will ever have of him
Closest Thing to a Home
Day at a Carnival
Reintro of Another, 2
Personally failed thread
Training isn’t what it used to be...
Personally failed thread 2
Looking for... at date?
In Character TendenciesRaf is, for the most part, In Character, even when most other people are Out of Character. For this reason, unless something is specifically noted as being Out of Character, it should be assumed to be coming from Raf’s mouth and not the player god.
Out of Character GuidelinesSince Raf is almost always In Character, anything said Out of Character should be considered from the lips of the Player God behind the avatar. Both from their actions and own Out of Character comments, the Original Thirteen seem to be In Character even when Out of Character. While this is not the perspective of Raf or his Player God, for the sake of the Thirteen and others who share their perspective, any OOC comments can simply be considered to be coming from a disembodied voice right above one of Raf’s shoulders. It is only audible to player gods, non-manifested avatars, and to avatars whose player gods are willing to allow them to listen to such things in the Napping Cat Chat. Finally, it should also be noted that during casual the casually Napping Cat Chat, Raf can actually hear OOC comments. During more formal chats, he is just as restricted as when manifested within a thread of reality.
Between the ThreadsThe Space Between the Threads is where Raf exists when not manifested within a thread of reality. It’s really nothing more then an empty place for him to float in with the infinite realities in the background, in this case being visible as threads of light on the horizon, streaming vertically both upwards and downwards into infinity.
It should be noted that The Space Between the Threads is not the same place as the Outer Dream, a blackish void outside of the threads of reality of the Dream that the Original Thirteen sometimes occupy when not manifested with a thread of reality. These two places, while ultimately only different perspectives of the same thing (the space between and outside the threaded realities of the Dream), these two place places are neither the same nor connected in any way. Something that is both comforting and annoying to Raf at the same time.