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Avery Dark
Daughter Of Nyx
Owned by: SilverSparrow
Avery

"Normal people have no idea how beautiful the night is."
Avery is new to camp, and misses her Dad a lot. Despite this, she has enjoyed her time there so far, but has yet to feel at home.
Personality
Observant, quiet. A quick thinker but sometimes makes rash decisions. Undoubtedly loyal and brave, determined but often wary. She becomes guarded around strangers, but will open up around her friends.
History

Avery's POV

I grew up with Dad in Northumberland, England. I don't remember anything about Mum, and Dad won't talk about her much, it makes him too sad. We live in a small house a few miles from the nearest village- and the lack of siblings meant I had few friends. Fitting in at school was hard too- classmates and teachers tended to ignore me a lot of the time. At first I thought it was me being shy, or something to do with having dyslexia and ADHD. Later I would find out this was a downside to being a Nyx kid- a tendency to be missed out. However, I was ace at hide and seek- always managing to find the best spots to conceal myself. Maybe I just had a natural talent for it...although Dad could always find me. He became my best friend, because at school, I was the loner. On my 12th birthday he made me a beautiful hazel wood bow, and taught me how to shoot it. It was lucky he did- or I would have been defenceless against the monsters I encountered later on.

Perhaps the the most memorable incident was also the time I killed my first monster...accidentally. I was 13, wandering through the woods near my house. The falling leaves were my target practice, until one arrow thudded into the side of an unsuspecting harpie, who just happened to be stalking me at that point. The harpie hissed, and disintegrated into a pile of ashes. I screamed. Dad came running. Somehow he was calm- old me to retrieve the arrow, which I did rather reluctantly. He always reminded me to do so, whenever I was shooting, although at that point I didn't understand why.

As for the monster- well I had no idea what had just happened, but apparently Dad did. Two weeks later, we'd sold the house and moved into a small house on Staten Island, just outside New York. I didn't know why and I didn't mind much- I had nothing else in Northumberland.

A few years passed, and the monsters increased. The older I got the worse it became- instead of less than once a year they became more frequent- sometimes two or three times a year. Eventually Dad decided enough was enough. He sat me down with a cup of tea, and told me everything. How mum was a goddess, how I was a demi-god, and that I wasn't safe here, anymore. It didn't surprise me much- it was almost as if I'd known, all along, that I wasn't like everyone else. In fact, it came as a relief... Until Dad told me about Camp Half-Blood. By staying with him, I put him in danger and I knew that wasn't what I wanted. Leaving him was the only option; all the same, it was hard.

Two days later, we made the journey to Camp Half-Blood. Crossing the bridge was easy, but the trek through the woods of Long Island was a little more difficult- about halfway there we spotted another harpie ahead of us. Quickly, we formulated a plan- I would sneak up and shoot them from behind- and I knew Dad had a weapon on him in case he needed it. Our plan worked, but only just. The harpie spotted me before I could shoot...so she got an arrow in the face instead of the back.

When we reached the path, Dad led the way. The smell of strawberries lingered in the air, and the cool breeze was nice on my skin; but I couldn't enjoy it. Soon the gates were upon us- it was there we said our goodbyes- and he pressed the hilt of a dagger into my palm. My fingers curled around it, the metal still warm from his grip. "A gift from your mother- I was to keep it safe until you were older." he told me. "Celestial bronze, like your arrows. They too were a gift from Nyx. Neither can harm mortals, only monsters. You'll be safe."

Journal
Avery prefers not to write things- instead, she'll tell you when you have her trust.
Basic Info
Full Name: Avery Dark
Titles: Daughter Of Nyx
Current Location: Camp Half Blood
Affiliation(s): Greek Gods
Current Status: Alive
Relationship Status: Single
Born or Created On: August 1st
Current Age: 15
Species: Demigod
Nationality: British
Sexuality: Straight
Accent: British
OOC Plans & Info
Owned By: SilverSparrow
Inspiration Behind Creation: A character spent too long without a name.
Love Interests Char/Owner: None
Active RP's: None
Created Page On: 03/09/2015
Page Last Updated On: 06/09/2015
Plans: None
3/6/9 Month Powers: None
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Avery

Avery Dark -Child of Nyx
-Stubborn and determined- yet undoubtedly loyal.

 – 15:50, September 8, 2015 (UTC)

"Normal people have no idea how beautiful the night is."
Powers

Offensive

  1. Children of Nyx have the ability to conjure weapon out of pure shadows which can be used for combat; however, only one weapon can be conjured at a time and it cannot be bigger than the one who conjured it. This can also be used for other non-combative objects, but within reason, something might be shaped like an iPod, but as shadows do not have any working parts and source of electricity, such as batteries, they would not actually play music.
  2. Children of Nyx can create solid bullets out of shadows and fire them from their fingertips. The bullets fly fast enough to possibly tear into an opponent’s skin.

Defensive

  1. Children of Nyx have the ability to conjure a dome of solid shadows around them which will defend against attacks for a short time.
  2. Children of Nyx have the ability to conjure a cloak of darkness which will blunt physical attacks, but slows the movement of the conjurer.

Passive

  1. Children of Nyx are innately stronger and are slightly less drained by their powers during the night.
  2. Children of Nyx can see perfectly in the night as if it were day and darkness in general.
  3. Children of Nyx can communicate with and command nocturnal animals.
  4. Children of Nyx, during the night, sense any motions in their vicinity (up to roughly a city block away). Large, rapid movements are easy to distinguish, while smaller, slower movements blend together like background noise, requiring focus to single out.

Supplementary

  1. Children of Nyx have the ability to Shadow Travel,to teleport from shadow to shadow; the further the distance, the more is energy drained.
  2. Children of Nyx can bend shadows around them, concealing them for a short time.
  3. Children of Nyx are able to create complete darkness in a small area for a short time, extinguishing all light sources. They can also perform this power to a lighter extent, by putting out a single light bulb or candle with a thought.
  4. Children of Nyx can telekinetically move and transform their shadow constructs. The more constructs moved and the bigger they are, the more energy is drained.
  5. Children of Nyx have the ability to create intangible stars, which will light an area for a short time.

3 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Nyx can cause true night in an area for a short time, blocking sunlight over a battlefield. Their passive boosts and the abilities of other demigods are affected accordingly. This effect lasts for at most a minute before fading back, and can only be used once a day. They can also create a pair of shadow wings to fly with (which drains less energy than shadow travel).

6 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Nyx are able to create up to seven nocturnal animals, no larger than their normal sizes, to serve them for a short time. While the animals are summoned the user is slower, and they are drained whenever one of the animals is harmed or when the animals are released.

9 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Nyx have the ability to shed their flesh and turn into a state of pure night. While in this state, the user is granted flight and their existing abilities become stronger. They are intangible in this state and anyone they touch has their vision stripped away for the rest of the transformation; however, once the user changes back they will be extremely drained and immobile for a long time. They would possibly pass out.

Traits

  1. Children of Nyx tend to prefer the dark.
  2. Children of Nyx are often nocturnal; preferring to operate at night and sleep during the day.
  3. Children of Nyx tend to have a darker outlook on life and events of the world.
  4. Children of Nyx often pursue jobs that take place at night or in darkness such as being a security guard, nightclub bouncing, and mining.
  5. Children of Nyx are typically favored and get along with nocturnal animals, such as bats, raccoons, ocelots, etc.
Skills & Weapons
Special Skills: Staying hidden, moving silently, archery.
Preferred Weapon: Hazelwood Bow & CB Arrows (Primary), CB Dagger (Secondary)
Strengths: Tactical, observant.
Weaknesses: Inability to trust.
Quests/Missions Led: None
Quests/Missions Been On: None

Avery's Bow
Possessions & Favourite Things
Bedroom: Simple and uncluttered, with a few plants here and there.
Pets: None

Likes: Nightfall, quiet, archery, woods.
Dislikes: Big cities, bright lights, loud people/things.
Colour: Grey
Music: None
Food: Her Dad's homemade chicken stew and dumplings.
Animal: Wolf
Book: Koh Tabu
Quote:
Drink: Spring water
Song: Turning Page
Movie: None
Sport: Archery
Other Favs: None
Appearance & More Images
Model: Unknown
Gender: Female
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Dark brown
Height: 5"4
Weight: 50kg
Ethnicity: British
Handedness: Right-handed
Shoe Size: 5
Blood Type: ab-
Voice: Quiet
Distinguishing Marks: Faded freckles across her nose. Often has chafed skin on right forearm from shooting.
Body Style: Slightly small for her age, lithe.
One Word to Describe: Guarded
Best Physical Trait: Hitting the centre of the target for the first time, during archery. Age 12.
Worst Physical Trait: A long scar on her shoulder from the claws of a harpie.
Mental/Emotional State: Neutral
Things to Change: Adapts easily.
Mental/Emotional disorders: ADHD, Dyslexia
Medical Problems/Ailments: None

Family & Childhood Info
Mother: Nyx
Father: Jacob Dark
Creator: SilverSparrow
Half-Siblings: Nyx's Cabin
Full-Siblings: None
Other Relatives: None
Home: A small house on Staten Island.
Earliest Memory: Avery and her Dad stargazing one night, pointing out constellations to each other. Age 5.
Best Memory: Hitting the centre of the target for the first time, during archery. Age 12.
Schooling: Primary in Northumberland. Secondary on Staten Island.
First Kiss: None
First Love: None
First Sex: None
Other Firsts: Arrow- 12 years old. Monster- 13 Years Old.

General Info
Nicknames: Ave
Native Language: British
Character Flaw: Inability to trust others.
Fears/Phobias: Being left behind.
Hobbies: Reading, archery.
Personal Motto: Trust your instincts.
Things He Won't Do: Go against her instincts unless she is certain. Abandon morals in desperate times.
Most Admires: Jacob Dark
Most Influenced By: Jacob Dark
Moral Compass: Strong- Avery does not often trust other's words and is therefore hard to influence.
Most Important Person Before: Jacob Dark
Most Important Person Now: Unsure
Reacts to Crises: Instinctual reactions, usually to ambush targets.
Faces Their Problems: Avery tends to ignore or hide from her problems until they spiral out of control.
Reacts to Change: Adapts easily.
Alignment: Neutral- tends to support those with similar morals to her.
Dream Job: Undecided
Current Job: None
Stars B&W
Traits
Vices: Easily distracted.
Bad Habits: Braids/twists strands of hair when agitated.
Sleeping Habits: Can sleep during the day or night- but tends to be more alert when encompassed by darkness.
Quirks: Won't sleep without an open window.
Attitude: Quiet, polite, distant.
Special Talents: Archery, staying hidden, moving in silence.
Social Skills: Can sometimes be wary, often finding it hard to make friends. Once someone has gained her trust, they'll get to know her social side a little more.
Other Info
Most at Ease When?: With people she knows well and trusts- usually her Dad.
Main Priorities: Keeping the people close to her from harm, and looking after her weapons (also putting them to good use.)
Past Failures: Not being able to find a way to stay with her father. Hiding from a monster until her Dad killed it instead.
Biggest Accomplishment: Killing her first monster- even if it was by accident.
Darkest Secret?: It wouldn't be a secret if it was written down here.
Secret Known by Anyone?: None
Personal Tragedy: None
One Wish: People would learn to love the earth a little more, and stop destroying it.
Relationship Info
Ever Cheated? No
Relates to Others? In some ways.
Perceived by Strangers: Guarded, wary
Perceived by Lover: None
Perceived by Friends: Loyal, trustworthy
Perceived by Family: Loving, stubborn
First Impression: Quiet, shy
Family/Friends Like Most? Jacob Dark
Family/Friends Like Least? They wouldn't be friends if she didn't like them.
Relationships

Jacob Dark is her father, and best friend. Nyx, Goddess of the Night, is her mother whom she doesn't know too well.

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