Nov. 8th, 2013

vastexpletive: (I just wanna feel something)
Name: James
Timezone: EST
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Characters in Game (previously too): Alpha!Dave Strider, President Snow

Name: Septimus Heap
Canon: Septimus Heap
Gender: Male
Age: 13 but aged up to 16 obviously
Suitability: Septimus is used to adapting to different situations. In the first book, he unwittingly got pulled along with the ExtraOrdinary Wizard and the Princess as they tried to escape the castle and to his credit, he remained fairly calm and got through the situation. Throughout the books he becomes a pretty mature kid and is capable of handling a lot of different situations without panicking or losing his shit. However, the setting of the game will be pretty jarring for him. He's never really been exposed to sex or anything quite like what the game has to offer, having been in the young army and then taken on as an apprentice wizard. It's never been anything he's thought about or had the time for. But with his ability to adapt and survive, despite the setting's weirdness Septimus and the fact he's clearly out of his element, Septimus will do alright in the setting.
Species: Human and also Wizard
Canon Point: After book five, Syren, ends
World/Setting: N/A
History: His wiki article
Personality: Septimus is, above all of his other qualities, an easy going guy. He's friendly and laid back and usually isn't someone quick tempered. People find him easy to talk to and approach. His calm demeanor makes it easy for most people to get along with him, and he's a generally well liked individual amongst the wizard at the wizard's tower. In their own words, they appreciate the fact that unlike Marcia or other well known wizards, Septimus hasn't let his position go to his head. It's a sign of just how down to earth Septimus is that he hasn't let it, considering it's a very big honor to be chosen as the ExtraOrdinary Wizard apprentice- especially to Marcia Overstrand, who spent years searching for just the right person to take as her apprentice.

That isn't to say, however, that he doesn't have his moments where he gets irritable or impatient or even downright angry. He's someone who wants to be taken seriously, perhaps because he has the need to have people's approval (or at least people he cares about, like his family or Marcia); when someone doesn't believe him, or doesn't take what he's saying seriously, it usually gets him pretty upset. His stubborn streak comes out then, leading him to go to great lengths to prove himself right, such as when Simon kidnapped Jenna and no one believed him, prompting him to go off on a journey to save her himself. When he thinks he's right about something, it takes a lot to sway him from it- usually the cause being him actually being proven wrong. Though he isn't wrong very often, it does happen on occasion. But usually, Septimus has a pretty good instinct when it comes to things, which probably has a lot to do with how he grew up.

From birth to age ten, Septimus was raised in the Young Army as Expendable Boy 412. During his training, he was taught the ins and outs of survival. He became quite the resourceful boy during his time in the Young Army. Considering how dangerous it was and how many kids actually died, it's easy to see just how talented Septimus was at surviving. He could survive things such as being abandoned in the woods, thrown into wolverine pits and the like. Needless to say, life in the young army was not an easy one but Septimus survived. Along with the survival skills, he became equally as skilled at being organized. He keeps his things neat and tidy without being asked, as well as his young army backpack packed at all times with things he might need in order to survive should the need arise. Though, he did go through a bit of a rebellious phase after leaving the Young Army in which he was purposefully messy- but then he realized he much preferred being clean and got back into the habit of keeping everything nice and organized.

Septimus is also a very intelligent boy. Even despite being the seventh son of a seventh son and thus more magykally inclined, Septimus is smart and picks things up pretty quickly. He has a thirst for knowledge in general, but especially magykal knowledge. When he got out of the army, he spent ages just reading book after book because he enjoyed them so much. He took to magyk quickly and immersed himself in it. Becoming a Wizard was a source of great pride and excitement to him, the day of him becoming an apprentice being one he would remember fondly for the rest of his life. Along with his penchant for Magyk, Septimus was also a natural at Physik and quickly became skilled in it when he was forced to be apprenticed to Marcellus Pye. Physik is pretty much the opposite of Magyk, dealing with potions and herbs and the like.

Perhaps one of the only things he regards with more fondness than that would be him finding out he actually had a family. It was something he had always wanted and when it was a dream come true when he was reunited with them. Septimus loves his family dearly, but it isn't all peaches and cream though; his family is also a source of insecurity for him. There are times he feels like he doesn't quite fit in with them because of the fact he spent ten years of his life not having a family at all. He desperately wants to fit in with them and gain their approval. He was really glad when, even though Simon still treated him badly, his eldest brother finally acknowledged him as a sibling. For the most part, Simon being the main exception, his insecurities are unwarranted because his family loves him quite a lot. A few of them think he's a little weird (and judge him for liking Aunt Zelda's cabbage sandwiches), but he's okay with that as long as they accept him.

Septimus also has a very close relationship with his mentor, Marcia Overstrand. He has a habit of both impressing her and testing her patience from time to time; in fact, he's impressed her so much that she promoted him to senior apprentice years before most apprentices received such a promotion. Septimus sincerely looks up to Marcia in her talent with magyk and in turn Marcia is, despite her impatience and severe personality, very fond and protective of Septimus as well. The two have a really good relationship overall. In a way, she's like a second mother to Septimus and it's quite likely the two of them see each other as something like family, dysfunctional though they may be. All in all, Septimus is proud to be her apprentice and it's not something he would trade for the world. Perhaps the one biggest thing they tend to disagree on would be Magyk vs. Physik. Marcia puts no stock in Physik and Septimus, after his forced apprenticeship to Marcellus, came to regard Physik as equally important as Magyk. It causes arguments between them, but in the end Marcia lets him practice it anyway.

Jenna and Beetle are probably two of Septimus' closest friends. Though Jenna and Septimus aren't actually related by blood, the two of them have a strong, brother/sister kind of relationship and they care about each other a lot, with both going to great lengths to keep the other safe whenever danger arises. Not only that, be the two of them have a way of playing off each other that makes solving problems or getting out of trouble that much easier. In a way, they keep each other grounded and each of them greatly benefits from the other. Beetle, on the other hand, is Septimus' best bro. Beetle is truly Septimus' best friend and the two of them do most things together, from helping each other to just chilling out and drinking fizzroot together- a soda-like drink that Marcia disapproves of.

Which really leads to the fact that despite his skills and intelligence and knack for studying, Septimus is still a kid. He's not above breaking the rules from time to time and just being silly, sarcastic and playful. It's not often that he really lets himself go, but it happens on occasion, especially with Beetle- though usually the height of Septimus's rule breaking tends to be drinking the aforementioned fizzroot drink. But aside from that, Septimus has a pretty good sense of humor and it tends to translate over into his Wizard homework, much to Marcia's chagrin. Many a times she's had to chastise him for saying love charms are gross, or trying to be funny in his homework. So for as serious as he is, he can also be pretty childish on occasion.

One of Septimus's favorite things to do is fly. At first, like most wizards, Septimus had an intense fear of heights. That changed when he unwittingly performed all the necessary requirements to hatch a dragon egg he never knew he had. Spit Fyre, his dragon, quickly wormed his way into Septimus's heart and after their first flyte, Septimus fell in love and quickly got over his fear of heights. It became even more of a joy when he discovered the lost art of Flyte, being able to fly by himself with magyk. Unfortunately he enjoyed it a little too much and Marcia ended up taking away his Flyte Charm for a while so that he would start focusing on his studies again.

Overall, Septimus is a good kid and an even better apprentice. He can sometimes lose focus, get irritable, get in trouble and frustrate Marcia, but he's got good intentions and a good head on his shoulders. He's not afraid to jump head first into danger, no matter what it happens to be, if it means helping someone out and there isn't a thing he wouldn't do for his friends or his family. It might get him into trouble sometimes, but in the end he makes out it safe because of his friends and his own skills at survival and magyk.

Abilities/Weaknesses: Septimus is, to put it simply, a Wizard. He is capable of performing all kinds of Magyk. Being the seventh son of a seventh son, he's able to pick things up more quickly than the average wizard and has substantially more Magykal power as well.

The types of spells he can perform range from an UnSeen which allows him to become invisible to everyone, he can Transfix creatures and make them unable to move, Freeze them, create Projections and many, many more abilities. Most notably, he can perform Flyte, which was an art lost until he came across the other piece of the Flyte Charm. It has been shown that he can even perform the spell without the Charm. There are many more spells and charms he's capable of doing, which range from mundane things such as dry clean spells or summons as well as tracking and teleportation.

Magyk is not the only thing Septimus is capable of doing. After being pushed into a mirror and sent to the past, he was forced to become the apprentice to Marcellus Pye. Under his tutelage, he learned Physik, which is basically medicine. He can create potions and cures and many other things with his knowledge of the art of Physik.

Beyond that, after spending the first ten years of his life in the Young Army, Septimus knows all the ins and outs of survival as well as organization and everything that comes with being in an army. He knows how to camp and scavenge for food and make traps and things of that nature. Considering he was known as 'Expendable" and could at any point die during the army training and no one could care less, Septimus is extremely skilled at these things.

Finally, Septimus knows how to take care of dragons! Because he got lucky enough to fill all the requirements of hatching the dragon egg he never knew he had, thus landing him with a dragon he never intended to have. His dragon, Spit Fyre, is quite the handful but Septimus has taken good care of him and loves him dearly.

RP Samples: Dear Mun post

Septimus couldn't shake the feeling that signing the contract had been a mistake. It wasn't that he had signed it spur of the moment- no, he'd given it a fair amount of thought. Being brought there had been a jarring experience and he desperately wanted to get home, back to Marcia and his friends and family. It was too much of a deja-vu experience, ending up in a different time. It was so much different from his home that he couldn't help being reminded of when he had been transported to Marcellus's time. But this? This was like a different world entirely.

To say that Septimus wasn't scared would be a lie. Signing the contract had been a moment of desperation, and he couldn't help but feel like Marcia and Beetle both would have nothing nice to say about it. Contracts could be binding in more ways than one and if he wasn't careful, the consequences could haunt him for a long time. But what choice did he have? It was the only way he could get his magyk back, from the sound of it. Septimus felt empty without his magic, like a significant part of him were missing and he didn't like it at all. So if he could learn magyk here, then he could somehow get home, right?

He didn't want to think about the other stuff the contract had mentioned. Not now, not when he was already out of his element enough as it was. Septimus would cross that bridge when he reached it and not a moment before. He just really hoped that he could handle it when the time came. Give him wolverines any day. As long as he was near his friends and family, he could handle it. But at that moment? They felt so impossibly far away, and he felt more alone than he had in a long, long time. He just hoped that whatever magyk he could learn would be enough to get him home.


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