Post by Lumina on Jan 28, 2019 6:10:04 GMT -5
How'd you find us?:
Appears twelve. Though her essence is timeless.
Agent of Chaos
- Lightning/Claire Farron (Affectionately called Sis)
- Serah Farron
Lumina is a very eccentric young lady with a body language that is very animated. She can be quite coy, opting to tell half truths in times where a person may need to know the complete story. At other times, to those who should not know the truth of a matter, Lumina will happily divulge said truths. She is a very good liar, seemingly with no tells and can be quite convincing. Her intelligence allows her to analyze people deeply within a single interaction. Once she's made her assessments, she's prone to push and prod at their weaknesses, so long as it suits her.
When she is not antagonizing, Lumina can be quite charismatic. She's often seen smiling and loves to 'help' people when it suits her. Her innocent appearance combined with her charms makes Lumina endearing to those around her. Able to assuage young and old alike, even if her words are empty. Her profound words can shake the conviction's of even the most steadfast personalities.
Then like the flip side of a coin, there is her antagonistic personality, which begins with provocations. Harmless at first, seen as light teasing, perhaps even flirting, can begin to chip away at someone's mental armour. If there is a seed of doubt, she will nurture it without missing a beat. If one is angry, Lumina will feed the flames of wrath. In essence, Lumina is a very contrary young lady. A person can never know if her intentions are good or not, because she is happy to alternate from day to day, moment to moment. She is quite fond of mixed messages and riddles alike, challenging someone with questions in passing.
One should not mistake Lumina's contrary actions to mean she has no direction. She's quite driven in her desires and can plan meticulously if need be. She's quick to adapt if the situation requires it and loves to be challenged, as much as she challenges. Lumina is viewed as childish or bratty at times, though she'd argue what's wrong with being direct once in awhile. Everyone has needs and Lumina has hers as well, namely that she's quite insecure. Putting up a charade of confidence or acting as enigmatic as possible, is meant to keep someone thinking about her. She fears being alone above all her other problems, so surrounding herself with companions, is preferred.
Chaos takes form
Long ago Claire Farron sealed away part of her heart after her parents death. That part of her heart contained suppressed feelings, selfishness and vulnerability alike. Locked away, it felt like the new Lightning had tried to kill part of herself and only when she entered Crystal sleep, could this fragmented part of her heart come to life. It resonated with Serah's soul as Lightning slept and soon the two merged. Using her connection to chaos which had entered the mortal realm, Lumina was able to manifest. Now she dwelt within Nova Chrysalia, engaging the populace and gaining a reputation as a trickster. At times, she would help the citizens, though it had a tendency to lead to disadvantages later. She would also tell people about Lightning.
Lumina had forged connections with Lightning's former companions, starting with Vanille and Fang. When Fang was separated from Vanille, Lumina would remain by her side. Seeing someone else be lonely, was simply not an option for Lumina. Though her time was not solely spent with Vanille alone. Lightning would awaken soon and she'd set her sights upon Noel. She'd fabricate a prophecy for him to follow and he became so devout that it pleased Lumina very much.
Upon her first encounter with Lightning, she decides to test her using a powerful illusion. Sitting above on a chandelier, she causes Lightning to perceive Snow as herself and destroy her sword in kind. Whilst she and Snow are distracted, she sets the chandelier on fire and takes her leave. For her second test, Lumina decides to appear before Lightning in a Chaos Infusion. When Lightning can see through the chaos, Lumina is impressed and wants to test her more. So she summons one of her friends, a Zaltys to bar her path. Lightning clears this challenge and further catches Lumina's interest, by deciding to save snow and the other denizens of Nova.
After passing her tests, Lumina would regularly appear to Lightning. She'd form a place within Lightning's subconsciousness where she could speak freely and privately to her. There she could plant seeds of doubt and muddle Lightning's thoughts. After all, Lightning needed to learn that Bhunivelze was not whom he seemed. Lumina would strengthen Lightning with monsters of chaos, challenging her resolve throughout her journey.
As Lightning's journey comes to a close, she becomes hellbent on saving everyone, even against Lumina's wishes. So, she releases Serah's heart from her body, anticipating the final act. An act where Lightning confronts her true self within the chaos. When she accepts her vulnerability, Lumina returns to Lightning, making her a complete person once more. Whilst the world forgets Lightning, it seems they remember Lumina still. Some like Vanille more fondly, whilst others like Fang, more harshly.
"I had to wait forever to tip those guys off."
"That's low, you even doubted your old pal, Lightning. Spying on her like she was gonna stab you in the back."
"I can't wait to see that ceremony, can you? All those useless souls purified forever in return for Vanille's life. Even the soul that was once Serah. Wiped away like it never existed."
This really was a new frontier, wasn't it? Lumina had come upon a new world. It looked like a town with many unfamiliar faces."I guess this could be interesting." she mused to herself aloud. High above ground level, Lumina placed her right hand perpendicular to her forehead, before leaning forward to peer across the town square. There were so many citizens, free from the influence of gods but not from darkness. As they went about their business below, they were so peaceful. So serene, "So...boring! I need to shake this place up a bit."
Lumina decided in order to have some fun, her first order of business was to visit a vendor. This one was selling sea salt ice cream but received no customers thus far. "Business going slow today?" she pried after approaching his stall casually. He explained that he'd been sick for a few days and thus hadn't shown up for work. Now he was back but nobody was paying him any mind. Lumina placed a hand to her cheek, eyes briefly gazing upward in thought."You know...if you give me a bar, I could help you get customers~?" he seemed uncertain and Lumina soon moved her hand away from her cheek before wagging her right index finger.
"You mustn't doubt, it's easy...watch!"
As the vendor raised a brow, Lumina swiftly turned around. She stretched her arms wide before projecting her voice. "Ice Cream, Ice Cream. Get your Ice Cream right here~! Better act quickly, limited supply and all." that certainly caught people's attention. Starting with a young boy who was clinging to his Mother's arm. He was pointing to the stall and Lumina too. Children were so magical, seeing one child going for ice cream prompted another, then another and before the proprietor knew it, a crowd was forming.
Giggling, Lumina disappeared before reappearing just as quick behind the stall with a hand out expectedly. Flabbergasted, the vendor gave her one bar of sea salt ice cream and thus she was gone with ice cream in tow. What a nice act huh? Except, the proprietor didn't have enough supply for all the attention he was getting. That meant there'd be a lot of disappointed kids... "Aww poor things, well there's always tomorrow right~?" she'd say to herself as she appeared atop a building overlooking the square. Things were about to get much more lively in town, she'd make sure of it.
How'd you find us?:
I was recommended to join by Turtle!