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Anzu, also known as the "Bandit Prince of Libra'um ", is a fairly young Akyr with a mysterious past. He is the main character of Ascend: Rise to Power.

Appearance Edit

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Anzu is a fairly below-average height male Akyr, even in his "human" form, standing around 5'6, with black fur and golden highlights on his tailtip and hair. He has a soft, fuzzy mane around his neck, upper chest, and shoulders, which he doesn't bother tucking into his coat because he feels as if it's too stuffy in the desert heat. Like all Akyr, even in his human form, he possesses pointed, fluffy ears and a long tail, as well as a sufficient amount of fur on his body, although there are clearly patches where the hair is less dense or nonexistant (such as his face and on part of his arms, back, thighs, face, and torso). His skin color is light brown and he has purple eyes, although the right eye has a cataract that makes is appear milky white. There is a horizontal scar on his nose and a scar going vertically down his left eye and on his lip. He is no less than twenty years of age and no older than twenty-two during the timeframe of "Rise to Power".

Akyr FormEdit

Anzu's Akyr form is much the same, except he is completely furred and has a long, beaklike snout and a maw filled with long, pointed teeth. He also has his wings out at all times in this form and he is physically stronger.

OutfitEdit

Anzu's outfit is a fairly unusual one, even by Libra'um standards. He wears a tan, linen shirt underneath a leather coat and light tan baggy pants that go down to his knees. The shirt under his coat is noted to be in terrible shape, with several bloodstains and tears. The left sleeve has almost entirely been ripped off, with a small piece of fabric still left and the right has been hemmed so it does not tear further. On his left side, he wears a leather piece of armor that keeps his shouldergaurd in place and was once used to keep a quiver on his back, which he states he no longer has in his possession. The golden insignia on the piece is that of the Devil-Maiden's Revenge, which was a crew of adventuring seafarers that Anzu's adoptive father's friend used to be part of.

Around his waist is a piece of fabric with a light blue pattern on the front left side and around his right hip is a purple piece of cloth that obscures a knife belt. Attached to the back of his belt is a scabbard containing a xiphos. He wears plain leather boots. Anzu wears bandages on his left hand (which is his preferred hand) and on both of his forearms and calves.

PersonalityEdit

Anzu is a rather unpredictable and sneaky individual, owing his continued survival to his wits and lack of an extremely rigid moral code. He is prone to being very emotional and is sometimes easily provoked. Anzu is impulsive and brash. However, he always tries to keep himself one step ahead of others, being quite the devious schemer. Anzu uses his quick wits to analyze his foes in combat and is a dirty fighter. He seems to have a fair bit of bloodlust and enjoys the rush of battle. He is quick to jump into combat and even quicker to lose himself to said bloodlust, especially so when his true potential shows itself. He is the type of person to 'live in the now', with a one-track mindset when it comes to his goal(s), as a result, he often disregards other people's safety or wellbeing in favor of reaching his goals quicker. He has litle care for things such as 'honor', and is willing to lie, cheat, and steal from others as long as it keeps him alive. 

Anzu is a considered an overly talkative person and is not the most well-mannered individual, with his sharp tongue and impulsiveness quickly landing him into trouble. He does not appear to be patient or mindful of most other people's feelings and tends to be on the 'brutally honest' side. He is remarked as being a bit overdramatic and sometimes a bit childish. Anzu has a bit of a troubled past, which he is mostly defensive of and because of this, he does not often form close bonds with people and keeps others at a distance rather than risking further emotional damage.

Despite these qualities, Anzu does have some heroic traits, such as his loyalty to those close to him and willingness to go through hardship and pain to protect the people or things he finds some sort of value in, or even that which those people find value in; This trait is in sharp contrast to his survival skills, as he shows a great disregard for his own well-being, even, when concerning the protection of his allies. He is also not an outwardly malicious person, despite his disregard for strangers. He does not place a lot of value on superfluous material possessions or money, and in spite of him being a thief, he only does so for survival. Anzu is actually quite humble about his accomplishments and skills and does not expect thanks or reward for the good things that he does.

He isn't the sort to follow others blindly and he is always questionable of authority. However, he is willing to listen to others who may be more knowledgeable or experienced than him in certain subjects, and will begrudgingly accept their advice if he feels it is necessary. He does show some admiration for people who are seen as heroes or paragons, but tries to play it cool.

HistoryEdit

(Work in Progress)

AbilitiesEdit

Anzu has a distinct lack of any magical abilities in the beginning of the story, a peculiarity for the mostly magically adept Akyr, although this changes once the story gets going. That being said, he does possess some of the natural abilities of his race and a few proficiencies he gained through his life.

Racial AbilitiesEdit

Shape-shifting Like all Akyr, Anzu can shapeshift in and out of his Akyr form. He can also shapeshift his wings so they appear in his human form, but since they mostly get in the way, he does not always have them out. His true form often shows itself the more distraught he gets, especially so in combat, owing to the Akyr's inherent propensity for a bloodlust induced berserker-like madness, which is caused by an extreme amount of adrenaline which pumps through their body when shapeshifting.
Increased Strength - While in his true form, Anzu gains slightly enhanced strength, which could be described as somewhat superhuman.

Magical AbilitiesEdit

Incarnation of Chaos - Anzu, being the reincarnation of Chaos, possesses some of the abilities of his former life. However, he is not in full control of them. Due to this, it comes at an extreme risk, since he becomes intensely violent and unpredictable. He will outright disregard the safety of himself and others for the sake of combat.
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Anzu in his Rage State

Rage State - He enters an enhanced berserker's rage in which his physical strength and speed is multiplied many times over, at great physical and mental cost. He gains a red aura around his body and is forced into his true shape.
Rapid Regeneration - His body will automatically begin healing itself at a rapid speed of any injuries sustained while in his active state. Because of the rapid cellular regeneration while his incarnation powers are activiated, he can not feel any pain. This expends great amounts of energy, causing his body to eventually give out, in which he will go unconscious with any current injuries unhealed. His healing is greatly slowed for a varying duration after he exits his active state, in which he is especially vulnerable and can easily die. When not using his incarnation powers, he can recover from most injuries rather quickly, but has less energy and needs more rest as a result.

Skills Edit

Sword Fighting - Anzu uses a xiphos against armored opponents and is decently skilled at wielding most small blades.
Marksmanship - Anzu at one point used to use a bow for hunting and was actually a decent marksman, although his skill is limited by his lack of depth perception due to the cataract in his right eye.

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