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Hmm. Not originally what I intended this journal to be, but since you're interested I thought I might as well log some of the interesting things I find in Vosod as they come.

It appears there are some new symptoms when on it's grounds. The normal gravitational change and difficulty breathing still applied but this time it messed with our vision. Neither Justin nor I could see a damn thing both of us suffering from completely blurred vision and our glasses fogged. It was very strange. As well Justin commented on how the spiritual essense of what's there has become much more malicious. I believe this. It does seem much more...terrible.

Anyways, on top my my writing assignments I will be updating on Vosod any chance I can at the very least for my own documentation.

It's time for me to live up to my family name and face
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I began inscribing my right hand with the last strokes of the symbol of my self-proclaimed spiritual guardian, I hastely began to inscribe another symbol above it; a symmetrical red eye surrounded by a rather rustically drawn oroborous. Justin and I carried the usual armaments. Hanging loosely from his side was a lengthy, lightweight spear and sheathed in my belt was a long sword. These weapons, albeit impractical for where we were going, had kept us safe each trip into the forest we labelled Vosod.

As we began to depart out the side door of my house I turned the porch light on and closed the door behind me. A short flight of stairs lead us down a small sidewalk and onto my driveway. Upon emerging onto the road the reach of the porchlight was extinguished and the smolding summer heat seemed to be rapidly dissipating as we reached the threshold of the forest.

As I scoped around I couldn't help but notice the abundant darkness around us. It seemed to shift around us like some malleable black cage monitoring our every action. The further we ventured forward, the harder it became to breath. The gravity around us felt as if it had doubled buckling us down and slowing our progression. This was not unusual, but this particular time it was stronger than it ever had been. The symbols I had placed on my hand to protect and empower me began to fade rapidly as Justin and I came to mutual conclusion to turn back.

Exhausted, Justin and I exited the frozen black. We both took a second to stop and look back at the shadow mass. We sarcastically commented on how brave we had both become but our laughs dwindled as something came into our line of sight. The shape emitted a strange, pale light and the more I stared at it the shape began to form into what appeared to be a wolf of some kind. It stopped and stared back at Justin and I strangely, almost beckoning us to follow it back into the forest. While drawn to this lupin siren, Justin and I could not muster the energy nor the courage to follow. We walked back slowly pondering what we had just seen and upon emerging to the glowing salvation of my porch we entered my home with curiousity, regret, and fear lingering in our minds.

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I think in my world, that God (the creator) created Angels and Titans/Gods. Angels were sort of the intellectuals and thought creatively and oversaw the operations of the creations of the Earth realm and heaven realm. Only two had direct contact with God, however. Sammael and Metatron. Titans/Gods(humans will see them as gods. They will also view angels as Gods until the Christian campaign) were the building blocks of the Earth. The elements of the planet have Titan representatives just as it was in greek mythology. The titans created all of the life we find on earth and created the physical life on earth and placed souls into these beings. The angels managed the recycling of these souls and maintained the world they inhabited all under the direction of God and his two speakers. God then placed one more creature upon the Earth; mankind and stated that they will hold the key to my power. God then disappeared. Neither Metatron nor Sammael had contact with it. Mankind started in Eden and propered, however the Metatron was both confused by God's words and very envious of these new life forms. These lifeforms possesed no special powers and were made of the soil of the earth not the fires of heaven. Metatron then made a rather drastic move. Enjoying the power he possesed over everyone, he told them to cast humans out of Eden and into the world where they were not protected. He had said God told him. Knowing Sammael would not allow the other angels to believe this, he banished him to a void. The desert of the black sun where his soul and his power is still kept.

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Part 5: Relationships With Others



53. In general, how do you treat others (politely, rudely, by keeping them at a distance, etc.)? Does your treatment of them change depending on how well you know them, and if so, how?

54. Who is the most important person in your life, and why?

The closest anyone is is my prized student.

55. Who is the person you respect the most, and why?

Myself. Cause I'm super awesome. No I jest, I don't really respect anyone anymore. I am all out.

56. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people.

My first student is pretty damn close to me and I tell her quite a bit. She is probably the closest thing I have left to a friend.

57. Do you have a spouse or significant other? If so, describe this person.

Nah not anymore.

58. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened.

Yes. I was in love with someone for many years before the war...but I never told her and we got separated and I never saw her again.

59. What do you look for in a potential lover?

I tend to look for intelligence, cuteness and creativity...well at least I did when I wa shuman, haha. I take what I can get now.

60. How close are you to your family?

Their dead so not very.

61. Have you started your own family? If so, describe them. If not, do you want to? Why or why not?

No and something tells me I wouldn't make the best dad.

62. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help?

Terminus tends to come out in my times of desperation...and while she may bail me out...it's not always what I had in mind.

63. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why?

No. I do not trust the atrength and ability of those around me...it's a trait I will have to work on.

64. If you died or went missing, who would miss you?

Hopefully no one...but unfortunately people send to be attached to me.

65. Who is the person you despise the most, and why?

Shin is up there...as is this Metatron...oh and definitely Michael.

66. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict?

I am a big fan of argueing. I like seeing people get pissed haha.

67. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations?

Usually yes. I like to be in control.

68. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not?

Umm I am indifferent. Sometimes it is fun. I tend to mask my personality however by making them believe I am quite the opposite of what I am. That way I can achieve my goals without people suspect me.

69. Do you care what others think of you?

No. I am about 1371 years old. What would that matter? I just need them to believe what I want them to believe.

Part 6: Likes And Dislikes



70. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?

Music. All kinds of music. I also enjoy practicing my swordsmanship when I'm not using it to kill stuff.

71. What is your most treasured possession?

The humanity I managed to salvage and the blade at my side.

72. What is your favorite color?

Blue.

73. What is your favorite food?

spiritual energy...and sea food. Mmmm scallops.

74. What, if anything, do you like to read?

Technical manuals. Somehow has to get all this old technology working again.

75. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)?

Fighting.

76. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit?

Not much for a drug addiction. My body only needs thereal energy and food.

77. How do you spend a typical Saturday night?

Umm...I dunno. I am pretty obsessed with my work. I doubt I ever have a free Saturday.

78. What makes you laugh?

The stupidity of others ordinarily.

79. What, if anything, shocks or offends you?

Whaaaat? Nothing. I am shocking and offensive.

80. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself?

I don't normally sleep but if I have any downtime I am tinkering with machines.

81. How do you deal with stress?

Try not to have any.

82. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?

I like to have a plan but I can be very spontaneous.

83. What are your pet peeves?

close mindedness and ideals that are not my own. A bit hypocritical but hey.


Part 7: Self Images And Etc.


84. Describe the routine of a normal day for you. How do you feel when this routine is disrupted?

Umm, my day doesn't have a routine. I am usually out and about.

85. What is your greatest strength as a person?

Willpower.

86. What is your greatest weakness?

Women, demon summoners, my stubborness and my resolve.

87. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I probably would change my appearance to something not so damn thin and nasty.

88. Are you generally introverted or extroverted?

Umm, pretty extroverted in the sense that I can talk to people well enough but I do not open up to people about anything personal or my plans.

89. Are you generally organized or messy?

Pretty organized. Never have been much of a messy person.

90. Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at, and three things you consider yourself to be very bad at.

Good: combat, socializing, women.
Bad: Keeping promises, trust, women.

91. Do you like yourself?

I am a pretty big fan.

92. What are your reasons for being an adventurer (or doing the strange and heroic things that RPG characters do)? Are your real reasons for doing this different than the ones you tell people in public? (If so, detail both sets of reasons...)

I wish to upset the imbalance the Metatron has caused and set the worlds back to the way they should be. And yes, occasionally I do tell other differently.

93. What goal do you most want to accomplish in your lifetime?

To get things back to normal.

94. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Haha, probably dead.

95. If you could choose, how would you want to die?

Sacrificing myself for someone I love.

96. If you knew you were going to die in 24 hours, name three things you would do in the time you had left.

There's so much to do...if I had only 24 hours I couldn't possibly choose three.

97. What is the one thing for which you would most like to be remembered after your death?

Being awesome and liberating humans from angel oppression.

98. What three words best describe your personality?

Strong.
Tenacious.
Somewhat sad.

99. What three words would others probably use to describe you?

Dickish.
Arrogant.
Hypocritical.

100. If you could, what advice would you, the writer, give to your character? (You might even want to speak as if he or she were sitting right here in front of you, and use proper tone so he or she might heed your advice...)

If I the writer could give Ashura some advice I would tell him to be a little more trusting of his friends and to forgive Shin. He's not so bad.

Response to yesterdays comments from Tsu:

Time line.

Essentially, I've been thinkign a lot about that 2012 thing and that would fall into my plan.

Basically, 2008 Ashura gets out of engineering school at 21.

~2010 Angels first begin to strike and people across the world are sent into a state of chaos causing most countries to mandate military service. Ashura was inducted into the Air Force and was trained to fly Su-87s. He was also trained in basic firearm and hand to hand combat.

~2012 Angels cast a prayer to disable human technology and merge their world with ours. Humans can no longer fight the angels and recede into tribal communities and began to experiment with magic. Seven people from this era will become the fulfillers of a prophecy and their identities are known to the metatron.

~2018 Ashura and Shin have become very well respected members of their community but shin has been jealous of Ashura since their past and had had enough of losing to him. As both we in contention to be the leaders of their community Shin does his little plan but what was supposed to end up as a simple robbery turned into a staged murder and Ashura would be sent to prison for life from what was mentioned before. and that whole shebang where he comes back and stuff. This is also when Terminus is cast down and the whole thing goes down and Ashura is partially possesed. You read about that before.

2024 Ashura has killed many of the human followers of the angels and one of their archangels. Michael will intercept Ashura and defeat him. Around this time, the metatron sends troops to the six other people who could change the world and turns them to stone. and seal their power away with powerful magic. The seals to this magic are carved into Ashura's back and he is abandoned in a prison for 1339 years.

More will come as it develops. Please leave any comments you like. I will write some more reasons Shin is so envious of Ashura but I will need some time to think of them. I wanna make up some big events.

Good GOD this took forever.
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Part 1: The Basics

1. What is your full name?

Simply Ashura but some remember me as Zeik

2. Where and when were you born?

In the U.S. before the merging of the Earth and ethereal realms

3. Who are/were your parents? (Know their names, occupations, personalities, etc.)

can't remember their names...but I know I had them and they were good people

4. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like?

A brother but as far as I know he died during the war

5. Where do you live now, and with whom? Describe the place and the person/people.

I live on an island floating in the middle of a traveling hurricane and I live their with the small settlements on the island and my students.

6. What is your occupation?

Many people think I am a mercenary for an organization, but in truth I wish to return things to the way they were and relieve the oppression on human beings.

7. Write a full physical description of yourself. You might want to consider factors such as: height, weight, race, hair and eye color, style of dress, and any tattoos, scars, or distinguishing marks.

Height: About6' tall

Weight: I used to be fairly beefy but even since I was taken over I've become quit thin.

Race: Germanic

Gender: Male

Eye Colour: One yellow eye, one red eye unless I am really pissed then they turn blue.

Style of Dress: lightweight flak jacket over a white T shirt. and a fire resistant black overcoat. I also wear two enchanted gloves to keep me from losing control of the langoliers which will ceaselessly devour all etheral matter unless contained.

Body marks: I have an Orobouros with the red hemoculus on my back surrounded by seals representing six others like myself. Oh and my body is covered in slices from the river styx's failed attempt to take me.


8. To which social class do you belong?

I have established myself as royalty, king of my island if you will. But, really this is only to gain access to the people and places I need.

9. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses?

I am not a big fan of fire, in fact, fire hurts me pretty damn bad if used by someone skilled in elemental magic. I also need to devour ethereal energy to keep my body running.

10. Are you right- or left-handed?

Right

11. What does your voice sound like?

Normal male 20 year old.

12. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently?

None really. My tongue tends to be rather random.

13. What do you have in your pockets?

A key that makes any door return me to my base and a variety of different chemicals for all my needs.

14. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?

I tend to be rather overly blunt and flirtatious and I enjoy showing off my abilities and in most serious situations I tend to be rather spacey. I also have a bad habit of putting my ideals before the people I've come to care about but hopefully that will change with time. I can also be exceedingly arrogant.


Part 2: Growing Up

15. How would you describe your childhood in general?

As far as I remember it was a good childhood. I lived in a nice place with nice parents

16. What is your earliest memory?

It's hard to say. Ever since I tried to kill myself my memories are fairly vague when I try to look that far back.

17. How much schooling have you had?

recieved the typical American HS education and went on to college to recieve a bachelors degree in chemical engineering.

18. Did you enjoy school?

Eh. It was school, came with the typical bullshit.

19. Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities?

When the Angels began to strike, most of the able bodied were required to learn ranged and melee combat. Before the angels took away our inventions of earthly physics I was a fighter pilots however, afterward I become wuite fimiliar with a blade and was revered for my swordsmanship. Terminus, the creature inhabiting me helps quite a bit with my other skills. Thanks to her I can drain away etheral energy making magic very difficult to use. I can also rapidly change my plane of existence allowing me to sort of teleport but really I am only reappearing in our dimension and disappearing into another not changing the location of my matter. I am also one of very few people who can manifest shadow and weild it. Also, I represent the sin of wrath for all the hatred I feel towards those that have wronged me so if I get into that mode heaven help you. My blade is no longer restricted by soul barriers and if it cuts into you it will rot your flesh but this doesn't happen too often and it is really exhausting.

And I don't weild an ordinary sword either. Mine was made by Gabriel from material frozen in time so the blade will never decay or shatter. Good thing I picked it up from that camp my friends and I assaulted in the tribal days.

20. While growing up, did you have any role models? If so, describe them.

I was a big fan of the ancient Samurai. So growing up I learned a lot about art and combat even before I was forced into the military

21. While growing up, how did you get along with the other members of your family?

Me and my brother were kind of...eh. Not a big fan of one another but other than that everything was pretty normal.

22. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Probably something silly like a dinosaur or something. It gets too hazy.

23. As a child, what were your favorite activities?

Like I said, it gets hazy. I remember being a big fan of the outdoors.

24. As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display?

I remember being very shy and timid my how that's changed haha

25. As a child, were you popular? Who were your friends, and what were they like?

I am not sure. I was probably not very popular. Most of the friends I made ended up like me in one way or another.

26. When and with whom was your first kiss?

I was almost out of High School and my kiss lied with the embodiment of Greed unfortunately. Buraya.

27. Are you a virgin? If not, when and with whom did you lose your virginity?

Not remotely. As what I am not I tend to be quite the womanizer but I suppose my first bang was the same as my first kiss

28. If you are a supernatural being (i.e. mage, werewolf, vampire), tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities. If you are just a normal human, describe any influences in your past that led you to do the things you do today.

When humanity reverted back to tribal communities I was a very well respected and high ranking tribesman in competition for a promotion with my supposedly friend Shin. So Shin and a woman by the name of Alana made a plan. Alana was our leaders wife out of a forced marriage and I had always had kind of a thing for her. So one night, she seduced me and Shin went into a residence and murdered the husband and wife and completely wrecked the place leaving some of my things there. Being that he was the chief of justice it was obvious who was to blame... And believing I was in love with Alana I did not want her to be killed for abultering so I took my sentence.

When we had arrived to the prison grounds however, I made a pact with a demon. She would have my soul in her army if I could have the gift of flight once more. And erupted from me were wings of shadow and I took to the sky racing back to who i thought was my beloved. Having heard of my escape Alana and the Shin faked her death and left the corpse for me to find but the results were unexpected. I destroyed most of the citizens in the town and when Shin told me it was all a hoax from the start I began to sob uncontrollably and thrust my sword into my stomach....This is where my story really begins. Terminus, the god I had made such a pact with had been plotting to over throw the Metatron and having caught wind of this they were banishing her into a dimensional prison but she saw an out. My soul was fleeing so in my transition into death and her transition into hell she forced my soul to stop and inhabited my body dragging my soul back inside and causing quite a drastic upheaval. My body could barely stand it. It burned most of my fat and muscle, took the pigment from my hair and eyes, and riddeling my body with scars. Since then I have been classified as a wraith.

Part 3: Past Influences



29. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?

Probably my transition from human to wraith

30. Who has had the most influence on you?

After she busted me out of prison Buraya enslaved me for quite some time and she also reeducated me to how the world worked. She also had quite of lot of influence on my ideals.

31. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Becoming a threat to the Angels and staying under their radar for so long.

32. What is your greatest regret?

Never sharing with 'her' what I truly felt.

33. What is the most evil thing you have ever done?

Killng so many innocent lives under Terminus' influence is ranked fairly high on the list. Also my temper gets me into bad spots at times.

34. Do you have a criminal record of any kind?

Umm, you might say that. The Angels did lock me up for a reason. I managed to kill one of their archangels, Raphael before they sent the big guns and locked my ass in the basement of an abandoned temple. But really, besides the angels laws just kind of change from place to place.

35. When was the time you were the most frightened?

When I was falsely accused of murder and could do nothing about it.

36. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you?

Being enslaved by a woman dying of cancer who can't leave the school she founded is pretty bad.

37. If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be, and why?

probably would've told the person I really loved that I actually loved them, haha. but you never know, maybe it's not too late.

38. What is your best memory?

Living.

39. What is your worst memory?

Dying


Part 4: Beliefs And Opinions


40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic?

Optimistic mostly.

41. What is your greatest fear?

Being forgotten and being powerless.

42. What are your religious views?

Haha, who knows. Whatever God or Angel you wanna worship is open game these days. Their existence is no longer a mystery.

43. What are your political views?

Not some tyranical little kid on a power trip.

44. What are your views on sex?

Scrumptious.

45. Are you able to kill? Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable?

I kill usually only if necesary but sometimes I believe killing can be justified by a persons character. Might be a bit dismal but I have little time for people who are counter productive to my cause. Anyways, if they're human their soul will just get recycled.

46. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do?

Take away another's freedom.

47. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love?

If I did I don't think I do now. It's hard to say... I did love someone very deeply but I was too afraid to find out if it was recipricated.

48. What do you believe makes a successful life?

Realizing your dreams.

49. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings (i.e. do you hide your true self from others, and in what way)?

Depends sometimes I put on a face of empathy when I do indeed care but mostly I am pretty honest. I hide more my motives and objectives than anything else.

50. Do you have any biases or prejudices?

My kindness has a bit of an extended warrantee on women, but that's about it.

51. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it?

I refuse to let others control me. I have had far too many bad run=ins with this in the past.

52. Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)?

I would die for the one I truly love.

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