Oda Baize (a.k.a. The Ichor Stroke)
Oda Baize, The Ichor Stroke. He bears an ability born from a desire to capture the beauty and life of his surroundings. Born into a peaceful village detached from most of modernity, he was raised and lived in accordance to their traditions. Shunned by others due to how unsightly his face is due to his inherit wyverian trait, he began to envy the beauty of everything that was not him, this envy birthed his love for paintings as they were able to encapsulate not just their beauty, but seemingly a piece of their life. He had heard that a part of the artist can be found within their work, which is the essence to their true beauty, so he perfected his craft to prodigious levels in hopes of one day where he could identify that piece of himself that supposedly lay within each and every brush stroke. He would always attempt to find the part of his art that was himself in hopes that, even if it is a small piece, it could reveal a semblance of beauty that belonged to him. A calm and gentle fellow, Oda exudes maturity and displays kindness even to those who do not reciprocate it. A large part of his sense of self is connected to his passion and drive towards his artwork, constantly reminding others that he doesn't wish to just copy an aesthetic, but capture its very essence. Stoic and quiet, he often keeps to himself where he immerses himself in the surrounding beauty, until someone mentions artwork where he then may begin to bestow his encyclopedic amount of knowledge on the subject, and even more of his well-composed excitement. He's not very fond of letting his face be seen by others so he's almost always wearing a mask that covers the bottom half of his face, what he considers the most ugly.
Without his remnant, his ability is called "Sumi-e" and allows him to produce a variety of effects and phenomena through the use of brushstrokes. Upon painting an object, all he must do is utter the corresponding word or phrase to activate the effect. Different brushstrokes have their own unique chant and effect. His remnant, Omikami, was born from finally finding solace in his own appearance and steeling his resolve to recognize and express the beauty in everything.
Omikami, The Enrapture
The master of this remnant finds the beauty in all things in hopes of finding it in himself as well. This remnant answers this desire by capturing the very essence of everything that meet its master's eyes within it's empty expanses to make part of it its own. It fills its blank self with all the world's beauties , but realizes it cannot do the same with it's master. Now it only waits patiently, inviting its master's hand to take his brush and paint in the one beauty it cannot capture by itself.
Omikami manifests as a very large Kakemono or hanging scroll with an intricate designs on the outside while the inner canvas is completely blank. The jikugi is hollow and contains multiple red coloured brushes with golden ornamentation. Its back is a beautiful crimson shade with a variety of animal insignia in gold. It's often tied up with the red string hanging from its end. Through, its true form is that
its unbound ability, "Ichor Stroke", is to recreate its environment onto Omikami as an ink painting and his brushstrokes done onto the ink simulacrum will affect the real world counterpart.
Style and Abilities
One of Oda's defining characteristic in combat is his vitality and stamina, him being able to win some battles simply by outlasting an opponent. Though an advantage in battles of attrition is only half of his strength. Oda's ability gives him access to a large collection phenomena to employ, including manipulation of the elements, nature, matter and many others. The effects of his ink strokes are incredibly powerful and the activation of one or more well-placed technique can immediately turn the tide of battle, able to cover battlefield in ink that can be remotely activated from any distance and tear chunks of strength from opponents strayed too close.
Oda's strength is praiseworthy, but a degree of preparation is required to unleash the full scope of his abilities. He can activate his ink from any distance, but he needs to have painted them in the first place as well as have a proper surface to paint on. Also, he cannot use any normal type of ink, the one he uses needing to be mixed with some of his own blood, the amount used modulating the strength of the effect. Another factor to consider is the battlefield itself, his build can compromise his agility when lacking ample space and the surrounding area cannot always be relied upon to provide painting surfaces. Finally, it takes some time for Omikami to recreate its surroundings and leaves Oda vulnerable in that time.
Very physically capable and trained in multiple styles of combat.
He inherited his wyverian trait from a fanged beast, resulting in large pointed fangs rimmed across his wide jaw that protrudes past his cheeks appearing as if his fangs tore through them, which somehow doesn't obstruct his ability to speak.
Oda can have many ink strokes exist at the same time, even multiple of the same type, seemingly able to activate them from any distance with the proper chant. Through, if there are multiple of the same type, the chant activates all of them. This aspect having both its benefits and detriments. Also, the effects of the ink stroke is not limited to just the object they're painted on, extending to anything in its area of effect. As such, Oda sometimes carry paper slips that he's painted in advance, simply activating them in a close enough vicinity to a target. In regards to his abilities as a renaissance, Omikami is an incredibly powerful remnant, able to make an entire area a victim to Oda's brush. This recreation is stagnant, but the brushstrokes still affect the corresponding target even if its position no longer matched the painting. Omikami also increases the amount of brush techniques Oda can use, some of these strokes only being able to be done through Omikami's canvas. Despite its immense power, Oda seldom employs it for an unknown reason.
Oda's combat wear is quite light and revealing. A majority of his chest and back is exposed, wearing black cloth sleeves that connect together in a small ribbon at his collar, the right sleeve reaching his wrist while the left right after his elbow the exposed forearm being bandaged. The outer portions of his left arm is covered in red coloured armour all the way down to the back of his hank while atop his shoulders is a thin red plate shoulder guard with ornate gold spikes near the top. He wears two black gloves that expose his thumb, middle and index fingers, as well as a bit of the back of his hand with a strap with two small gold spikes to close the gap around his wrists. For his lower-half, he wears black shozuku pants and high reaching black sandals, his sides being covered with red plate waist guards that protect his outer thighs. His daisho is worn on the back of his waist while his inkpot is tied to his side. Though his most defining piece of apparel is his stylized red mask that resembles the face of a canine, protruding outwards and lined with ornamental teeth.
Oda's usual equipment consists of a few inkbrushes and and a two sectioned gourd inkpot tied to his waist. His weapon of choice aside from his ability is a twin sword daisho consisting of a tanto and wakazashi blade he uses for close quarters combat. His personal style of combat is one that maximizes his forte's while trying to compensate his weaknesses, creating an opportunistic fighting approach that bolsters a heavy defense that seamlessly transitions into a lethal advance that forces the opponent on a strict defense. Oda is meticulous in reading his opponents and always seeks to capitalize on a single wrong move, both when defensive and offensive. A single crack in his opponents technique will often lead to him being able to apply ink directly on them, an event that's often an immediate death sentence.
Friend and colleuge (Important)
Friend that introduced him into the profession of hunting (Important)
Myeru was the one who scouted and recruited Oda into his hunter division after the development of Oda's remnant and discovery of both of Oda's powerful abilities. Also Myeru basically pays for everything for Oda due the profession of artist not exactly leading to a fortune and his "interesting" spending habits due to a clear lack of foresight.
The members of their hunter division
Way too tactful friend (Important)
Towards The Ceasless Predator
Tactless friend (Important)
Despite their occasional spats regarding the artistry of hunting, Tedric's lack thereof and Oda's Excessive amounts, both are on somewhat well terms. Both have been in close proximity to each other due to them being basically adopted by Myeru and working surprisingly well with each other because Crowley and Oda's paintings can operate far from their masters.
Eccentric friend (Important)
Towards The Lands Unknown
Supplier of live painting subjects (Important)
Another friend due to their connection to Myeru, Nikkos finds Oda a bit weird but still enjoys his company and provides live specimens of flora for Oda when asked.
Fellow artist (Important)
Towards The Paradise Lost
Unconventional artist (Important)
Introduced to each other by being in the same hunter division, they get along well enough despite both being of extremely different artistic wavelengths.
Interesting acquaintance (Trivial)
Towards The Corrupted Matrix
tenacious aquiantance (Important)
Oda was introduced to Eassen by Moirai, Eassen had taken a strange liking to Oda and follow him around will Oda is rather indifferent to his presence.
Nicknames & Petnames
Eassen calls him "Oddy"
Seems to follow a strict moral code, but no one can figure out what it is.
General disposition can be described as
"MY MUSE HATH BEQUEETHED ME WITH DIVINE INSPRIRATION AND ONE CANNOT CONSIGN ONESELF TO MOST TRIVIAL MATTERS SUCH AS SLEEP."