|Name||Kalushi-gala Arvadayarni||Called||Khilua Korvich|
|Birthday||11.01||Zodiac||Scorpio | Capricorn | Virgo|
The family name 'Candor' means honesty; Rance prides himself on being honest, truthful, and sincere to others.
All over his body are scars, most of which originated from the attack on his family. His right eye is scarred, but intact.
Although he has been accepted as a member of the Shadowspear Brotherhood in Dunkurst, he has no strong bonds or obligations to them.
His companion, Wolfram, never leaves his side. They share a vow to track down the murderers of their families and bring them to justice.
|Birthplace||Ariant, Sidonia, in Cerilune||Hometown||Nihal, Sidonia, in Cerilune|
|Location||Central, Alveric, in Eastern Ostara||Profession||Bodyguard|
|Class||Assassin | Rifter||Faction||Eye of Alruna (co-leader)|
|Language||Arcani | Ostaric||Tarot||Justice|
calm • introspective • nervous
Rance Candor is a nobleman from Khanador's island nation, Al'uan. He is the sole heir to the Candor Estate and the family business, Candor Jewelers. On the surface, he is a calm, pragmatic businessman looking to expand his products throughout Amestris. He is accompained by his close friend, Wolfram Morgenstern, who acts as a bodyguard and business partner. Together, they are the perfect image of balance, business, and wealth. The Candor brand is featured in many major cities across the globe, with multiple stores in the Arcadian Empire alone.
However, Rance has a vision of a world with equality and fairness. Corruption is rampant among many of the wealthy nobles in Amestris, and Rance despises such people. With the help of Wolfram, Rance surveys each country he travels to, city by city, all through the rural areas, to see how people are living. Are the rich giving back to the community, or are they abusing their power? Do people have a hard time making a living, or is the community peaceful with wealth equality? These are the signs Rance looks for before deciding to make a move against the corrupt in the area, shrouded in shadows and daggers ready, to take back the wealth that rightly belongs to those who need it from those who stole it.
With this mission to serve justice to the corrupt, he is also looking for signs of those who played a part in the murder of the Candor and Morgenstern families. Both were known to be charitable and fair, powerful despite their humble practices, and both planned to introduce a new stucture among the wealthy that would donate much of the excess income to the community -- and many did not take well to this proposal. The massacre that ensued would scar Rance and Wolfram for years, both being the last of their name. Rance hopes that in his quest to punish the corrupt and fulfill the Candor and Morgenstern proposal by force, the murderers will reveal themselves to them, ready to face justice.
- Khilua's split-colored hair is a rare trait in Sidonia, and is highly coveted. Blonde and black are the common hair colors of the kingdom, but split hair has always been something unique to the region.
- He escaped a fate similar to Etika's when his parents decided that the best way to spare him was to send him to a mercenary camp and bloody his hands. Doing so would make him unfit for the role of the Queen's Bride.
- Scimitars and daggers were his main choice of weaponry back in Sidoni, but in Ostara he has mastered the katana and various guns.
- He has been a mercenary, an assassin, and a thief. When he left the Silent Assassins, he had to be on the run constantly and steal and hide.
- When he first arrived to Ostara and laid eyes on Etika, he thought it was his duty to return them both back to their world to atone for nearly killing him years ago.It took a while to get him to stop referring to Etika as "Your Eminence."
"I only punish those who prey on the weak and revel in wealth unearned."
Khilua is very much an antisocial person; it isn't that he hates people, but his upbringing didn't require much social interaction outside of training and communicating with other assassins. He finds himself in more awkward scenarios than he's used to, and tends to get flustered and annoyed as a result. He's a very serious, cautious person, mostly due to the fact that he does not trust everyone he meets. He is a bodyguard, after all, and has learned the many ways one can pretend to be a friend when they are really intending to harm. He comes across as unkind, but the reality is that he has had to be selfish in order to look out for himself. Making difficult choices is not something he likes, but he does it because it is necessary.
Khilua is very adverse to the idea of fully assimilating with Ostaran culture, mostly out of distrust and the hope that it will be possible to someday return home. Despite this, he still studied the language extensively so that he can catch any glimpse of threat or beneficiary admissions. He has been a quiet person most of his life, both out of shyness and necessity as an assassin. He never chose this specific lifestyle, but has learned that he must do what he needs to in order to survive. This remains true in the new world, with a noble to protect.
Bravery is important to Norvina: it has given her wealth, security, and a new love for life. Even if she is technically stealing it from others.
Cunning is what has kept Norvina alive all of these years, as a fugitive from Fillort's oppressive circle and a refugee of Gordaina's sudden explosion. When the separation and loss of her family occurred, she knew she had to be smart and brave and do what needed to be done to survive.
"Confidence is sexy" is Norvina's motto. Overconfident she is not, as she knows how to ground herself in reality. She always puts her best foot forward, with a grin on her face.
Although she likes to keep up the appearance of being strong and carefree, there is a part of Norvina that truly cares for others. There are ugly things that happen in the world, and she has experienced them for herself, and seen them experienced by others in turn. She found that feeling mirrored in Evitel, and together, they rely on each other for support.
- Watching the skyline at night.
- Perusing weapons caches, especially decorative ones.
- Learning new fighting styles and weapon uses.
- Watching Etika's performances on shows.
- The Silent Assassins.
- Anyone who attempts to harm or threaten Etika.
- The government's treatment of magical people.
- Being Etika's model for feminine clothing.
Windstrike is a skill that combines low-level wind magic with the strike of a blade. Depending on the magic skill of the user, the sharp gust of wind can be highly destructive.
Another skill that combines a low-level skill of magic to use; combined with a blade, it can cause a seismic event in the surrounding area.
A powerful ability given to him by the pactio between him and Etika; with their combined power, he can nullify magic whenever he strikes outwards towards an enemy, when blocking an attack, or when simply using the blade to touch something charmed or cursed with magic.
Using and learning many types of fighting styles and weapons, both from Amestris and Ostara. Guns are the most recent weapon he has learned to master.
Hailing from the same land as Etika, Khilua was a mercenary and an assassin from Sakar, a neighboring kingdom in the land of Ariant who wished to see the Queen's bride killed, and to pin the blame on the envoys from Sidonia who had came to bear witness to the union, in order to incite war. Khilua, originally from Iwomuthe, was given to the army at a young age, and trained by the Silent Assassins of Sakar in order to be a weapon for them to wield. He was apart of the group that had came to murder Etika, despite the disappearance soon after. Bewildered, the assassins managed to fake Etika's death, using the ripped robes and lost shoes as evidence. As planned, Sidonia was blamed for the assassination of the Queen's bride, and Inahu teamed with Sakar to join their armies in an effort to wipe out the capital of Sidonia. Khilua, seeing his chance to leave the assassins while the two countries were at war, fled to the Red Desert in order to reach the famed oasis town of Iwomuthe. There, he became a mercenary for the local nobles, and spent several months traveling between Iwomuthe and Nihal. Eventually, he was found by the Silent Assassins, angry that he had left without repaying the debt his parents had burdened on him hen they sold him to the group. He shrugged them off, fleeing across the desert, heading east towards Novalire. He made it as far as Redrock Run before being cornered and forced to fight for his life. He eventually made his way up the large hills of red rock, just below him, the depths of a canyon. He knew his life would end. Instead of letting the assassins have that pleasure of torturing him, he leapt backwards towards the gaping chasm....
...and ended up falling back-first into a fountain. In Pyongyang, Ostara. Confused, but understanding that he was no longer under threat from assassins, he assessed the world around him. Tall buildings, floating buildings, vehicles that zoomed across the ground, in the air, and- floating mechanisms that appeared to be watching. Not safe here, either. He threw up his hood and backed into an alley, making his way through the dark, barely populated area of the city. He was soon tracked by two twins, male and female, with bright blue hair streaked with white and gold, who told him to follow to where he'd be safe. Untrusting, he followed...knives pointed at their throats. They made their way into one of the zooming vehicles, and into a very crowded part of the city, up into the highest buildings, and soon, into the penthouse of Etika, where he was met, face to face, with the man he'd tried to kill years ago. Etika recognized his clothing as a person of his country, and immediately grew wary of whether or not he had be sent to find and kill him, or return him. Khilua admitted to having been there to kill him on the night of his disappearance, but it makes sense now that they were both here, in the same world. He also expressed egret for having frightened him that day, as he was sold to the Silent Assassins at youth, and soon fled once the countries went to war.
Khilua ends up shedding his true name, his mercenary clothes, and becomes a personal guard for Etika. Not compeltely of Etika's choosing, but he grudgingly accepted. With the condition that Khilua would have to put up with whatever whims he had...such as modeling clothes for him. The two have been close ever since, despite Khilua's rigid, stony demeanor and distrust of anyone who comes near. The two are partners, but Khilua has always been embarrassed to admit or accept his own feelings. Khilua is loyal to Etika completely, giving himself to the life of protection as a bodyguard. He assists Etika, despite his own protests that it is dangerous, in helping locate and safely retrieve new arrivals from their world or others. He hopes to never come across an assassin, but knows that the Shift and Rift are completely random, and that it may be inevitable with someone else had his skill or potential.
Khilua is from Sidonia, much like Etika. He was part of the Silent Assassins, an organization that had been tasked with assassinating Etika when he was about to become a Royal Bride. Khilua was present when Etika suddenly disappeared, and saw an opportunity to escape during the confusion and chaos that followed. A few years later, Khilua was tracked down by the Assassins and was cornered in the Red Desert. He suddenly found himself in Ostara, where he met Etika and vowed to serve and protect him as penance for his part in the attempted assassination of Etika. They have grown close over the years.
Theo was the first to find Etika after he appeared in Ostara. Etika was one of the first few Rifters in recent years to come barreling through the fabric of worlds from a different place, and Theo detected his energy. He helped Etika understand where he was and what had happened, as well as giving him a place to stay and teaching him about Ostara and how completely different it was from Arcadia. He helped Etika develop an identity, and watched Etika rise to fame on his own. They are partners in the creation of the Eye of Alruna.
Evangeline is Etika's direct contact from Arcadia, using a secret magic barrier that allows the two to meet and exchange information through doors between worlds. Evangline keeps Etika up to date about Aradian affairs, as well as keeping track of any 'visitors' from Ostara that she has taken measures to make sure do not get lost or killed in the magic wilds. Likewise, Etika keeps track and cares for the Arcadians who come through to Ostara. Evangline discreetly supplies magical instruments to keep the organization running and hidden.
Roman met Etika when his childhood friends, Ezra and Enu, quickly found him and took him back to their base. After their reunion, Roman, Etika, and Theo got to know each other on a personal level due to similar experiences growing up in Arcadia. In particular, they have all experienced abuses and mistreatment by rulers or demons who put them in situations they could not control. Together, they find strength in their growth. Roman was provided with a temporary home for when he Shifts back and forth between worlds.
Etika knows Luci through Theo, who's brother he helped escape from a fate of becoming a slave to the demons in Hellas' Slothian region. Since Luci herself is a demon, she has the means to hop worlds regularly and seek assistance from Etika and Theo. She spent a long time searching for her brother originally, and when he was found by Theo, he was in terrible shape. She has since been trying to look for a safe place to stay and hide him from the world.
- She has beauty mark on the outer corner of her left eye.
- Her nails are painted a maroon color.
- She wears golden jewellry and piercings.