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Unstable Stargazer

Son of Space


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Full Name Elijah Kai "Jin" Liao
Nickname Eli, Elias, E, Lio (pronounced Leo), Kai, Jin
Birthday March 20th
Age 18
Nationality American
Ethnicity Chinese
Home Chicago, Illinois
Status Single
Sexuality Homosexual
Location Camp Half-Blood
Gender Male
Titles Son of Astraeus, Unstable Stargazer, Son of Space, Hailer of the Stars
OOC Plans I want him to take over Lt Counseller or Counseller of the Astraeus Cabin
"My friends and I, we got a lot of problems."

Looking Into My Life

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Personality

Eli is strangely closed off in a way that's probably not good for his health. Nonetheless, he refrains from most physical contact and is usually stiff and monotone when he speaks. He does not like maintaining conversations he doesn't like being a part of and just communicating with another human being is a struggle for him. Ever since Lance died, Eli has become ever more closed off and it is hard to start a friendship with him, especially since the wound of a dead friend is still terribly sore.

Despite his cold attitude, he is not necessarily trying to be rude, he's just trying to protect himself from more bad experiences that will further trigger his PTSD. When you get close to him—if you even find a way to—you will quickly discover he is giant teddy bear who makes stupid jokes and laughs his head off. He is very caring and compassionate and feels sympathy for even the cruelest people in the world.

History

Aoyun Liao moved to the United States from China when she was just six years old. Despite having come to the US for a new start, her family was very poor. As Aoyun grew up, she had to take up many jobs to buy school supplies and help her parents pay rent and taxes.

Unable to raise enough money to pay for college, Aoyun ventured from the Illinois suburbs to Chicago to find a sustaining job. She quickly adapted to the city life, and practically survived off of pickpocketing and flipping burgers at McDonald's.

Once, Aoyun tried to steal a handsome man's wallet but was caught in the act. The man, who's name was Alexander, took pity on poor Aoyun and invited her to lunch at his hotel. Although somewhat wary of the stranger, Aoyun agreed and followed Alexander back to his hotel where he attempted to get Aoyun to open up.

After an hour or two, Aoyun broke down and told him everything. Alexander became more sympathetic after she finished, so he suggested paying for and sending her to college. Aoyun gladly accepted the offer and thanked Alexander profusely.

With no contact to Alexander, after four years, Aoyun graduated college with a degree in astrology. Later that month, Alexander visited Aoyun and invited her out to dinner. Grateful for all he had done for her, she accepted once again and they later returned to a different hotel to partake in some tipsy "fun".

Nine months after the incident, Alexander had disappeared from Aoyun's life but came back a day before she gave birth to explain everything. He revealed his real identity as Astraeus, the titan of dusk, stars, planets, and the art of Astrology. He told her that their child was a demigod, and when the time is right, she should take him to Camp Half-Blood.

Aoyun, who had grown up with fairy tales, had no trouble believing this, especially since it came from the person that had helped her jumpstart her adult life. The next day at 11:36 am, she gave birth to Elijah Kai "Jin" Liao. She took one look at Eli and smiled, feeling proud to be the mother of such a beautiful baby boy.

Although born with his mother's brown hair, Eli's eyes were a pale gray that reflected the light and made his eyes twinkle like stars. He was a somewhat small baby and a bit on the thin side, but Aoyun loved him nonetheless.

Aoyun raised Eli with as much love a mother could give a child, and that was a lot. She made sure Eli had everything she didn't have as a child and made sure he was properly fed and never starved like she had once been in her childhood.

Along with his American studies, Eli's mother taught him mandarin and told him old Chinese stories as well as Greek ones, particularly about his father that Eli had no idea about. As a single mother raising an infant to an eleven-year-old, Aoyun was doing a fairly good job.

As Eli grew, he found himself more comforted by the starry sky and began sneaking out in the middle of the night to find a spot that is free of noise and people to admire the beautiful night sky. One night, the eleven-year-old was attacked by a giant scorpion. Caught by surprise, the scorpion was able to curl its tail around him and throw him into a tree. Eli screeched just as the tail launched itself at him, and he threw his hands up in front of him in defense. A beam of plasma shot out of his hands, burning the scorpion, who let out a dying wail and turned into golden dust.

Afraid of getting attacked again, Eli hurried home with stinging cuts, scrapes, and bruises. The next morning, Eli left early for school so his mother would not discover his injuries, but his efforts were fruitless because his mother found out later that evening. When she questioned it, he made up a lie about falling from a tree, which technically was true.

Over a course of six years, Eli goes from a few monster attacks a year to about four attacks every week. In response, he either runs or counters with his powers which he slowly learned how to control. Coming home with injuries meant more lies to his mother, which he began to hate to do. As Eli and Aoyun walked to the park one day, a pack of hellhounds showed up. Eli was able to kill one before another delivered a slash to his thigh, knocking him into a telephone pole.

Aoyun jumped in front of the hellhounds when they tried to have another go at her son, ultimately resulting in her death. She slapped a hellhound in the face and kicked another, and in seconds they were mauling her alive. Eli watched in horror as his mother was ripped apart by the bloodthirsty savage dogs. His mother's screams filled his ears and the ones around him as Eli stood frozen in place. He fell to his knees, tears filling his eyes. Because no one seemed to be around, no one came to investigate.

When the hellhounds finished, one barreled itself into Eli's gut—cut him across the arm in the process—and knocked Eli into a building that caused him to fall unconscious upon impact. Before any serious damage could be dealt, a crew of demigods swooped in and killed off the hellhounds. They then carried Eli back to their hideout.

Eli awoke in a dark room on a bed he never recognized. There was one light bulb that hung from the ceiling, but it was dim and barely helped. Sitting in a chair across from the bed was a dark-skinned boy with blue-streaked black hair and calculating brown eyes. The stranger studied Eli with precision for a minute before he sat up straight and began to talk.

"What's ya name kid?" he questioned with a familiar city accent.

Still, in shock, Eli shifted around until he was sitting on the bed with his knees on his chest and his arms around his legs. His eyes flickered to the light bulb and then the floor before he chose to speak. "E-Eli," he stuttered.

The boy told him his name was Lance and explained what had happened so far and where he was. He told Eli that he was part of an organization called The Weird Society or TES. He explained what demigods are that Eli is one of them. Those hellhounds—as Lance called them—attacked him because of his scent. TES was a moderately sized ragtag group of demigods that carried out missions mainly for their own benefits and causes but would help the gods if they requested such. He also briefly mentions something about a Camp—Eli thinks it's named Camp Half-Blood?—but does not delve further into it besides the fact that it is also a safe hold for demigods. Being their own separate organization, TES doesn't really want anything to do with Camp Half-Blood but wouldn't fight against them. Their goals and morals are different which could cause conflicts, so they usually avoid Montauk.

Lance concludes with an offer to join TES. Eli who has just recently lost his mother sees no other option (besides camp, which Lance refuses to tell him anymore about) that will give him as good protection they are offering so he accepts.

Two years of training, going on missions, and recruiting demigods has damaged Eli mentally in a way that may take decades to recover from. After watching friends die in the most horrid ways, carrying out orders of assassinations of possible threats, and fighting monsters, he now suffers from severe PTSD. His close friends and team members worry if he can take any more of this, so on his birthday, they make the decision of taking him to Camp Half-Blood.

Although the leader of TES is somewhat hesitant to let one of their best fighters go, she agrees and assigns Lance to drive him to New York and drop him off at the Camp borders. Upon Eli's dismissal from TES the leader personally requests to speak with him. She informs him he's welcome back to TES anytime. Eli thanks her for her mentorship before heading back to the "launchpad" to head to New York.

The drive from Chicago, Illinois to Montauk, New York was long and tiring, and it was a miracle no monster had shown up yet. When they neared Camp, their luck quickly died. A cyclops came into view and Lance slammed his foot down on the breaks before yelling at Eli to get out of the truck. The eighteen-year-old obeyed the command and got his luggage—which consisted off a duffel bag and a backpack—out of the back of the pickup truck.

Lance and Eli scampered into the woods, running for their lives they had managed to knock the cyclops off its feet. Despite the fact, they could hear the thundering footsteps of the cyclops going after them. Lance instructed Eli to get to camp while he distracted the monster. Eli immediately shouted no, but Lance had already turned to head back. Eli called for Lance to come back but did not run after him, deciding it was better for him to get some help.

Once Eli crossed the camp borders, Astraeus claimed him, but Eli could care less. As soon as he saw a group of three demigods, he screamed at them to come help him save his friend.

Two lives were lost that day. A faithful friend and a kind camper.

It has only been a few hours since Eli arrived at camp and he is currently hiding in his cabin after getting checked up at the infirmary.

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

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Strengths, Weaknesses, Likes & Dislikes

Main Strengths

Eli is naturally agile as it was a gene passed down through his mother's side of the family, who used to perform as ballet and acrobatics entertainers in China. He is good at blending in with crowds, which helps a lot because he doesn't like standing out. He also knows how to find good and strategic hiding places that are to his advantage. He knows how to take charge of surroundings and use that to his advantage too. He is a fast runner which makes him nearly uncatchable on top of his agility, and he is excellent at climbing.


Main Weaknesses

Due to his small Aquaphobia, Eli cannot swim as well as he would like to. He PTSD causes him to be very tense and always on guard, but that doesn't always work in his favor. Most of the time he loses sleep because of this, causing him to be less coordinated. He is better at using his weapons than his powers, but there is more a less a balance between what he uses.

Likes

Eli likes anything that does not involve death, monsters, or horrifying nightmares. So basically everything.


Dislikes

As stated above, it is obvious Eli dislikes death, monsters, and nightmares. He also has a slight fear of water, but it's not anything major, just him watching too much late night Jaws movies. He also dislikes nosey people, as he isn't intent to share his past with anyone.

Appearance
Model Lu Han
Gender Male
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Brown; Dies it different colors, mainly blonde or pink
Height 6'4
Weight 147 Ibs
Voice Soft, Calm, Low
Body Style Good, Athletic Build
Mental/Emotional State Stable for now
Mental/Emotional Disorders PTSD
Physical Disorders ADHD
Ethnicity Chinese

Family & General
God Parent Astraeus
Mortal Parent Aoyun Liao
Half-Sibling(s) None
Full Sibing(s) Astraeus' Cabin
Cousin(s) None
Aunt(s) None he knows
Uncle(s) None he knows

Character Flaw Isolation
Fear/Phobias Water
Personal Motto "When they hurt you, hurt them back. When you die, walk it off."
First Reaction to Crisis He would do pretty much everything to keep himself calm
Faces Their Problems Depends on the situation, that deciphers how he will face it
React to Change Probably react badly, most changes in his life haven't been the best
Native Language English; Can speak good mandarin
Hobbies Writing
Relationships

Family Relationships

Mother: He loves his mother more than the world and is still haunted every night by nightmares of the day she died.

Astraeus: He doesn't know much about his dad, but doesn't hold any type of emotion towards him.

Friend Relationships

Lance: Being one of Eli's closest friends from TES, Eli obviously loves this guy a lot. They've always there for each other, and for that, Eli could never thank Lance enough.

Love Relationships

Other

The Weird Society: TES was a home for Eli, and he for a point in his life, he couldn't imagine life without them. He still misses them dearly but will fare without them.

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Powers

Offensive

  1. Children of Astraeus have the ability to conjure weapons out of plasma 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.
  2. Children of Astraeus have the ability to focus an intense beam of plasma which will burn anything it touches.

Defensive

  1. Children of Astraeus have the ability to summon a cluster of miniature stars directly in front of them which can be used to block incoming attacks; the stars, however, dissipate quickly.
  2. Children of Astraeus generate an orbit around themselves for a short time, all attacks and people near the user get caught in the orbit, causing them to fly around, unable to attack the user. The user cannot move while the orbit is active.

Passive

  1. Children of Astraeus are innately stronger during the night.
  2. Children of Astraeus have the innate ability to see in all directions at once during the night.
  3. Children of Astraeus can innately adapt to most natural planetary environments within reason, meaning they're less likely to die of heat stroke and hypothermia.

Supplementary

  1. Children of Astraeus have the ability to create temporary light sources, similar to concept of a flare, which will alight an area or blind an enemy for a short time.
  2. Children of Astraeus can manipulate the force of gravity of the planet and change the direction and force of it. They can cause items to float or stick to the ground for a short time or cause them to fly into a certain direction. Once the curse wears off, the item is immune to further use of it for a moderate time.
  3. Children of Astraeus have the ability to use the gravity pull of the planet to slow down enemies for a short time, giving them a high chance to avoid an opponent’s attack or prevent an opponent from avoiding one of the user’s attacks.
  4. Children of Astraeus can limit gravity’s effect on their own bodies, causing them to float up and fly. The longer they fly the more it drains them.

3 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Astraeus have the ability to conjure a small supernova, which will burn at anything in its wake on a 10m radius, as well as producing a loud booming sound coming from the explosion. It cannot differ friend from foe and will affect anyone or anything nearby.

6 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Astraeus have the power to cause up to three constellations to appear in their physical forms to fight alongside them. Each constellation will appear as an enlarged version of the thing it is based on except for human based constellations such as Orion which will be the size of a human. Constellations will dissipate after a short time, leaving the user moderately drained. Ex: If the user summons the Cancer constellation, it will be a giant crab that cannot be bigger than 2 or 3 times the size of the user.

9 Months After Character is Made

  1. Children of Astraeus have the ability to change the surface and mass of their bodies to reflect the surface and mass of a planet in the solar system of their choice for a short time. For example, if the user wishes to turn their body into flames, they would adopt the surface of Mercury. No matter which planet they choose to assimilate with, they will be extremely drained after the transformation and they can only use the power once per fight. They may switch planets while in this state. Ex: The user is reflecting Earth to reach an opponent and then reflects Mercury to attack them. Once in this state, they lose access to their other powers. Excluding those that are passive.


Traits

  1. Children of Astraeus often wield innate knowledge of constellations, space and other planets in the solar system.
  2. Children of Astraeus can tell the time, date and their location simply by looking at the sky.
  3. Children of Astraeus typically dream of becoming astronauts, to explore the stars and other planets.
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