Revision history for CharacterKiasu


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Last edited on 2008-03-17 21:57:12 by BaxilDragon [Cleaning up story appearances]
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==Related Links==
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//""//""need hack to filter these down to just stories -b//


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Edited on 2007-01-22 23:16:53 by BaxilDragon [minor edits]
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"Directly in the center of the wide wooden bridge ... was a pure white were-unicorn -- two-legged, standing upright, leaning on the railing, staring at the rushing water below him contemplatively through deep black eyes. He was, as the others had said, dressed in samurai garb -- baggy black coat covering a white kimono and heavy light
grey skirt that didn't quite cover the digitigrade legs' raised ankles. A sturdy, pearled horn spiraled above his head through a fine, silky mane that spilled down over his back. The scabbards of a pair of swords poked at the coat from inside, mounted at his belt." - StoryRandomEncounter
Hundreds of people have tried to research this odd samurai and find out who he was pre-Changes. These leads inevitably turn into dead ends: Both magical and conventional investigation turns up a blank slate. One of the most notable conspiracy theories points out Kiasu's similarity to a role-playing character named Bao Jian from a pre-Changes online forum, but: a) this similarity is mostly of the "they're both anthro-unicorn samurais" variety, and b) Bao Jian's player, Jay Jones, at first tried to claim he'd changed into Bao; finally publically admitted Bao Jian wasn't real about a week after the Changes; and then promptly committed suicide. Police reports (and positive identification of the corpse) back this up.
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"Directly in the center of the wide wooden bridge ... was a pure white were-unicorn -- two-legged, standing upright, leaning on the railing, staring at the rushing water below him contemplatively through deep black eyes. He was, as the others had said, dressed in samurai garb -- baggy black coat covering a white kimono and heavy light grey skirt that didn't quite extend all the way down to his knees. A sturdy, pearled horn spiraled above his head through a fine, silky mane that spilled down over his back. The scabbards of a pair of swords poked at the coat from inside, mounted at his belt." - StoryRandomEncounter
Hundreds of people have tried to research this odd samurai and find out who he was pre-Changes. These leads inevitably turn into dead ends: Both magical and conventional investigation turns up a blank slate. One of the most notable conspiracy theories points out Kiasu's similarity to a role-playing character named Bao Jian from a pre-Changes online forum, but: a) this similarity is mostly of the "they're both anthro-unicorn samurais" variety, and b) Bao Jian's player, Jay Jones, at first tried to claim he'd changed into Bao; finally publically admitted Bao Jian wasn't real about a week after the Changes; and then committed suicide. Police reports back this up and show nothing suspicious.


Revision [250]

Edited on 2006-12-21 21:56:41 by BaxilDragon [Adding "Born" line]
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**Born:** Unknown date/location


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Edited on 2006-12-20 14:54:53 by BaxilDragon [Template fix and some expansion (plus Fame tag)]
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Edited on 2006-12-20 14:52:40 by BaxilDragon [Template fix and some expansion]
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**Gender:** Technically unknown, but almost certainly male
===Magic Use===
**Level of fame:** Legendary among magic-users worldwide; only slight exposure in the broader media, who don't really appreciate the implications of what he can do and think of him as just another theri mage. Many willworkers (only half-jokingly) see a smackdown from Kiasu as a rite of passage or a sign they're "arrived."
~- **Well-known quotes:** One of the only thing he ever says -- "I am Kiasu. I challenge you to a magical duel."
Once he's beaten a mage, he will generally ignore them, unless they start claiming they won the duel. In which case the second beating is either public or painful. One mage who ignored this warning and kept insisting he won subsequently disappeared in what appeared to be a teleportation accident. There's no evidence this is anything beyond coincidence, but it did put a chill on others' false claims.
Mages who have refused his duel request have been met with an unsheathed wakizashi, a monotone reply along the lines of "I'm sorry, I must insist," and a quick, gentle defeat. One mage swears he pulled a gun on Kiasu and fired, only to have the unicorn deflect the bullet with a quickly-drawn sword; he doesn't remember anything else until waking up defeated.
If you use this character in your story, it should be as a force of nature. He barely interacts with his targets beyond his formal introduction, ignores questions, and doesn't even seem to //notice// non-mages unless they pose an immediate threat. While he is quite capable of taking on whole groups at once, his usual method is to target mages one by one.
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**Level of fame:** Legendary among mages worldwide; only slight exposure in the broader media, who don't really appreciate the implications of what he can do.
~- **Well-known quotes:** The only thing he ever says -- "I am Kiasu. I challenge you to a magical duel."
Once he's beaten a mage, he will generally ignore them, unless they start claiming they won the duel. In which case the second beating is either public or painful. One mage who ignored this warning and kept insisting he won subsequently disappeared in what appeared to be a teleportation accident, although there's no evidence this is anything beyond coincidence.
If you use this character in your story, it should be as a force of nature. He doesn't interact with his targets beyond the formal introduction, and doesn't even seem to //notice// non-mages. While he is capable of taking on whole groups at once, his usual method is to target mages one by one.


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Edited on 2006-12-19 23:50:39 by BaxilDragon [Updating with new template and magic info]
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~- **Openly theri?:** Only uses theri form
===Fame and Visibility===
**[[MagicalSkillCategories Magical skill]]:** Unearthly
~- **Magical tradition:** Unknown
~- **Group/circle/coven:** None known
~- **Personal spellcasting style:** Raw and direct; almost subconscious. Has never been seen to perform an actual ritual.
==Magical History==
Completely unknown. Mages generally find it inconceivable that Kiasu could have achieved such power on his own, but any group that trained him would have other mages of equal skill and similar method, and these people don't seem to exist. This is one of the biggest factors feeding the theories of ancient artifacts, dark bargains, or sweeping conspiracies.
==Magic Use Notes==
He has displayed chilling mastery of raw energy shaping (this is how he wins fights, after all); teleportation, even after the 1997 accidents (there are well-established sightings where he couldn't have gotten between the locations in any other way); and some sort of second sight that gives him almost omniscient awareness of his immediate surroundings. He seems to have intimate knowledge of the mage community's gossip despite his isolation. Perhaps this explains why he seems to know at a glance whether people are mages (which is supposed to be flatly impossible, and would earn him untold fortunes if he shared the secret).
Any of these alone would make him formidable and give him a solid reputation among other mages. Their cumulative effect would make his existence an obvious fabrication if it weren't for the fact that so many mages swear up and down to have been on the receiving end of his power.
===Fame and Visibility===
**Level of fame:** Legendary among mages worldwide; only slight exposure in the broader media, who don't really appreciate the implications of what he can do.
~- **Reputation:** A hot topic of debate among mages. Is he a man? A god? A force of nature? The only thing most mages agree on is that nobody has beaten him in a duel -- or that those who are able to do so have other reasons to stay quiet.
**Group affiliation:** None known, though plenty of conspiracy theories.
===Story Appearances===
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===Appearances===
**Level of fame:** Legendary among mages worldwide; slight exposure in the broader media.
~- **Reputation:** A hot topic of debate. Is he a man? A god? A force of nature? The only thing most mages agree on is that nobody has beaten him yet -- or that those who really did have a reason to stay quiet.
**Group affiliation:** None known
==Story Appearances==


Revision [154]

Edited on 2006-12-18 02:21:58 by BaxilDragon [availability link]
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~- **[[AvailabilityCategories Availability]]:** Limited - See character notes
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~- **Availability:** Limited - See character notes


Revision [153]

Edited on 2006-12-18 02:20:57 by BaxilDragon [typo fixes]
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"Directly in the center of the wide wooden bridge ... was a pure white were-unicorn -- two-legged, standing upright, leaning on the railing, staring at the rushing water below him contemplatively through deep black eyes. He was, as the others had said, dressed in samurai garb -- baggy black coat covering a white kimono and heavy light grey skirt that didn't quite extend all the way down to his knees. A sturdy, pearled horn spiraled above his head through a fine, silky mane that spilled down over his back. The scabbards of a pair of swords poked at the coat from inside, mounted at his belt." - StoryRandomEncounter
**Group affiliation:** None known
Besides having unearthly raw power, Kiasu also seems to have unearthly control. Almost every mage that has fought him reports the following: They prepare their defenses; he raises an arm; his attack rips through their wards like a sledgehammer through paper; their world goes white; and they wake up on the ground alone, with no damage to themselves or the surrounding area. If his opponent immediately goes on the offensive, he shrugs it off casually and then takes them down as above.
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"Directly in the center of the wide wooden bridge ... was a pure white were-unicorn -- two-legged, standing upright, leaning on the railing, staring at the rushing water below him contemplatively through deep black eyes. He was, as the others had said, dressed in samurai garb -- baggy black coat covering a white kimono and heavy light grey skirt that didn't quite extend all the way down to his knees. A sturdy, pearled horn spiraled above his head through a fine, silky mane that spilled down over his back. The scabbards of a pair of swords poked at the coat from inside, mounted at his belt." --StoryRandomEncounter
**Group affiliation:** Unknown
Besides having unearthly raw power, Kiasu also seems to have unearthly control. Almost every mage that has fought him reports the following: They prepare their defenses; he raises an arm; his attack melts through their wards like a sledgehammer through paper; their world goes white; and they wake up on the ground alone, with no damage to themselves or the surrounding area. If his opponent immediately goes on the offensive, he shrugs it off casually and then takes them down as above.


Revision [128]

Edited on 2006-12-17 18:01:54 by BaxilDragon [v1.0]
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~- **Availability:** Limited - See character notes
>> TTU's mages tell wild stories of a mysterous anthro-unicorn who wanders the earth like a modern-day //ronin// -- complete with samurai clothing and swords. He appears unexpectedly to willworkers, introduces himself, challenges them to a duel, beats the snot out of them without breaking a sweat, and vanishes again. Who is he? Why does he do this, and how did he get such power? A lot of mages would love to know.
>> **Birth Name:** Unknown
**Species:** Unicorn
~- **TheriType:** Furry
~- **First change:** Unknown
==Physical Description==
"Directly in the center of the wide wooden bridge ... was a pure white were-unicorn -- two-legged, standing upright, leaning on the railing, staring at the rushing water below him contemplatively through deep black eyes. He was, as the others had said, dressed in samurai garb -- baggy black coat covering a white kimono and heavy light grey skirt that didn't quite extend all the way down to his knees. A sturdy, pearled horn spiraled above his head through a fine, silky mane that spilled down over his back. The scabbards of a pair of swords poked at the coat from inside, mounted at his belt." --StoryRandomEncounter
Reports of Kiasu doing //anything// other than winning magical duels are next to unknown. His history is similarly elusive. He never talks about himself, other than providing his name as he starts the duel.
Hundreds of people have tried to research this odd samurai and find out who he was pre-Changes. These leads inevitably turn into dead ends: Both magical and conventional investigation turns up a blank slate. One of the most notable conspiracy theories points out Kiasu's similarity to a role-playing character named Bao Jian from a pre-Changes online forum, but: a) this similarity is mostly of the "they're both anthro-unicorn samurais" variety, and b) Bao Jian's player, Jay Jones, at first tried to claim he'd changed into Bao; finally publically admitted Bao Jian wasn't real about a week after the Changes; and then committed suicide. Police reports back this up and show nothing suspicious.
Some mages swear that Kiasu's the gatekeeper for a cabal of Secret Masters who rule the world; others insist he's just a very strange and powerful mage looking for his equal. Dozens of other theories abound, and evidence for any of them is tenuous at best.
**Level of fame:** Legendary among mages worldwide; slight exposure in the broader media.
~- **Reputation:** A hot topic of debate. Is he a man? A god? A force of nature? The only thing most mages agree on is that nobody has beaten him yet -- or that those who really did have a reason to stay quiet.
~- **Well-known quotes:** The only thing he ever says -- "I am Kiasu. I challenge you to a magical duel."
**Group affiliation:** Unknown
**Locations:** Unknown - can show up anywhere and everywhere. About the only reliable method that mages have found to attract him is to start bragging about having beaten him in a duel. If you keep that up, he will show up when you least expect it and prove you wrong. Painfully.
~- **Pivotal role in:** None
~- **Minor role in:** None
Besides having unearthly raw power, Kiasu also seems to have unearthly control. Almost every mage that has fought him reports the following: They prepare their defenses; he raises an arm; his attack melts through their wards like a sledgehammer through paper; their world goes white; and they wake up on the ground alone, with no damage to themselves or the surrounding area. If his opponent immediately goes on the offensive, he shrugs it off casually and then takes them down as above.
A very few highly trained and well-prepared mages have managed to deflect his first attack, but no matter what they try in the few seconds they've earned, he never shows signs of fatigue and his defenses never waver.
Once he's beaten a mage, he will generally ignore them, unless they start claiming they won the duel. In which case the second beating is either public or painful. One mage who ignored this warning and kept insisting he won subsequently disappeared in what appeared to be a teleportation accident, although there's no evidence this is anything beyond coincidence.
If you use this character in your story, it should be as a force of nature. He doesn't interact with his targets beyond the formal introduction, and doesn't even seem to //notice// non-mages. While he is capable of taking on whole groups at once, his usual method is to target mages one by one.
BaxilDragon is writing stories that offer more insight into Kiasu's history, powers, and goals.
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~- **Availability:** (Pick one of the following)
Public - For anyone's use
Public - Ask permission first
Limited - See character notes
Private - For author's use only
>> One-to-two-sentence summary of character concept.
**Birth Name:** x
**Other Aliases:** x
**Species:** x
~- **TheriType:** x
~- **First change:** x
>> ==Physical Description==
... goes here
... What other characters know (or can find out) about this person. Meta-information goes further down.
**Level of fame:** x
~- **Reputation:** x
~- **Well-known quotes:** For famous figures
**Group affiliation:** x
**Locations:** Where the character is most likely to be encountered, and/or where they have lived throughout the TTU timeline.
~- **Pivotal role in:** x
~- **Minor role in:**
Add any further character information here.
If you have information about this character that is important for other authors but would spoil stories you've written, create a page with the same name as this and add "Spoilers" to the end (e.g. CharacterKiasuSpoilers), then link here. If the information is crucial but not sensitive, add it here.


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Edited on 2006-12-17 16:49:56 by BaxilDragon [template is mostly finished]
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>>===Ownership===
~- **Creator:** BaxilDragon
~- **Availability:** (Pick one of the following)
Public - For anyone's use
Public - Ask permission first
Limited - See character notes
Private - For author's use only
>> One-to-two-sentence summary of character concept.
**Birth Name:** x
**Other Aliases:** x
**Species:** x
~- **TheriType:** x
~- **First change:** x
>> ==Physical Description==
... goes here
==Public Backstory==
... What other characters know (or can find out) about this person. Meta-information goes further down.
===Appearances===
**Level of fame:** x
~- **Reputation:** x
~- **Well-known quotes:** For famous figures
**Group affiliation:** x
**Locations:** Where the character is most likely to be encountered, and/or where they have lived throughout the TTU timeline.
~- **Pivotal role in:** x
~- **Minor role in:**
==Story Appearances==
===Notes===
Add any further character information here.
==Meta-Knowledge==
If you have information about this character that is important for other authors but would spoil stories you've written, create a page with the same name as this and add "Spoilers" to the end (e.g. CharacterKiasuSpoilers), then link here. If the information is crucial but not sensitive, add it here.
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>> ===Meta-data===
**Creator:**
**Available for public use:**
**Birth Name:**
**Other Aliases:**
**Species:**
===Background===
===Story Appearances===
==Locations==
~- San Jose, Calif.
~- TheShadowlands
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==Notes==


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Edited on 2006-12-17 16:08:31 by BaxilDragon [still shaping how the template will look]
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=====Characters: Kiasu=====
>>@@==Character Art==@@
//Insert drawings or link to drawings here.//
>> ===Meta-data===
**Creator:**
**Available for public use:**
===Basic Biography===
**Birth Name:**
**Other Aliases:**
**Species:**
===Background===
===Story Appearances===
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//""//""need hack to filter these down to just stories -b//
The word "Kiasu" is Singlish (Singaporean slang): WikiPedia:Kiasu.
==Notes==
Add questions or feedback about this character in the comments section.
CategoryCharacters
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=====On The Edge=====
//Witty tagline will go here when story is written.//
===Summary===
After TheChanges, Jay Belator Jones wakes up devoid of hope ... but still clinging to some odd dreams. His repeated failures to draw the world's new magic into his life drove him to attempt suicide, but there are shadowy forces moving around behind the scenes, and they're not about to let him go before their game fully plays out.
>>@@===Meta-Data===@@
==Author==
BaxilDragon
==Release date==
TBD
==Word Count==
TBD
==Author Comments==
This will be a novel-length work -- my first TTU novel not done for ""NaNoWriMo"".
>> ===Story Data===
==Major Characters==
~- Jay Belator Jones
~- CharacterKiasu
~- CharacterTheSinger
~- CharacterTheArchon
==Eras==
~- TheShockSettlesIn
==Significant Cameos and References==
~- Jay's roleplaying samurai character is named Bao Jian, after the Chinese //Shao Wu bao jian// (precious sword of Shao Wu). And "[[CharacterKiasu]]" is Singlish (Singaporean slang): WikiPedia:Kiasu. If the Japanese man that Jay got his daisho from ever learned about those nomenclatural gaffes, he'd be spinning in his grave.
===Read it at===
//Not yet online//
Add questions or feedback about this story in the comments section.
CategoryStories, StoriesByBaxilDragon


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The oldest known version of this page was created on 2006-12-17 15:57:37 by BaxilDragon [still shaping how the template will look]
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