Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless — like water. You put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
— Bruce Lee
Ostensibly aloof and indifferent, Accipiter busies herself with two primary concerns: the protection of her cadre (of two), and executing the will of the Epopt.
Ever Kristiansen, Shadow Name Accipiter, was born in Sacramento into a military family, and lived all over the world as a child and young adult, spending the latter of her teenager years in Qatar, and befriending Ellie. The two of them Awakened within a year of one another, and went through the Crimson Veils at the same time; they formed what became, essentially, a cadre of two, and no one will ever find what remains of whomsoever has dared to hazard threats or bad intentions towards Ellie through the years.
It was heavily speculated that Accipiter would join the Arrows, given her martial prowess, and in hushed whispers, some have surmised that she went with the Guardians to stay close to her Mastigos counterpart and to keep her safe. Regardless of her initial motivations, she's excelled preternaturally within the ranks of the Guardians.
- Day Job: Decorticator in the service of the Guardians. It is largely suspected, but never confirmed, that Accipiter is often called to wear the mantle of Interfector.
- Firefight: Apprentices are occasionally sent to Accipiter when they need a humility check. She's rather unassuming and doesn't even cut a particularly imposing physical figure, as has been babbled by many when they woke up on the ground or in a gurney.
- Supernal Mysteries: Accipiter is particularly and highly attuned to the depthless possibilities of the universe. Gnosis 8
- Military Upbringing: Her mother was in the military, and she inherited many of those affectations. She also lived all over the world as a child and young adult : Thailand, Brazil, Qatar, Germany, and South Korea, to name a few.
- Young Awakening: Only a teenager when she Awakened, and it was not ideal, but she had Ellie to lean on. They have been inseparable since.
- Old Soul: She carries herself with a quiet wisdom and constancy, and a sense of unflappable calmness.
Second Degree Master Accipiter,
Decorticator of the Visus Draconis, Thaumaturge on the Path of the Mighty,
Scion of the Watchtower of the Golden Key in the Realm of Aether, Kingdom of the Celestial Spheres and Abode of Angels,
Member of the Consilium of the Martyr's Tree of the Convocation of the Northeast,
Master of Forces and of Prime, ??? of ???.
- Long-Term Nimbus: Atmospheric electricity that crackles in the air, static buildup and charge.
- Immediate Nimbus: A haze that makes it difficult to focus on Accipiter. -3 Composure, -1 Wits.
- Signature Nimbus: A chill moving down your spine and the sudden urge to shudder.
||December 20th, 1994
||Guardians of the Veil
Ellie: Cadremate, closest friend, 10/10 would die for. Befriended as teenagers in Qatar and Awakened within a year of one another.
Gardener: ... Ex.
Yoshitsune: Former Master, occasional advisor.
Liezel: Fellow Obrimos, equally dutybound and dangerous.