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Umeko Application by Kosumosu Umeko Application by Kosumosu
Name: Yamahana Ume 山花梅

Glamor Name: Umeko

Age: 135

Glamor Age: 11

Monster type/species: Forest Kami

Glamor item: A Kanzashi with trailing plum blossoms.

Natural weapons: None

Trained weapons: Chlorokinesis

Grade: Freshman

Current Classes: None

Passed Classes: None

Current Points: None

Favorite class: Mystics and Magic - She is desperate to expand her horizons in magic, and will do her very best to pass this class. Other classes she'd do well in are Potions and Herbology.

Worst class: History - She see's little need to learn about monsters in the past, not knowing how she'd apply it to her situation.

Weakness:
:bulletred: Physically Weak, has the strength of a human girl of her size and stature.
:bulletblack: Extreamly vunerable if you attack her plum tree. That is the last tie she has to her forest, and if it dies, she'll die as well. As her territory grows, this will get less affective for each tree destroyed, but she will still hurt for each one that gets torn down or hurt in some way. Bad weather or something that sickens her forest will hurt her as well.
:bulletred: Weak to fire or ice magic.

Major Skills:
Her abilities at the beginning are very limited, as she grows and learns in the school, so will the scale of her abikities.

:bulletgreen: Chlorokinesis - The ability to create, shape, and manipulate plant life. This includes wood, vines, fruits, flowers, and other variants. This can range from causing plants to grow, move, revive plant life, generate flowers, fruit, spores, and pheromones from plant life.
:bulletpink: Illusions - This is used in various ways, to lead people in and out of her forest, to confuse or help those within. Are not physically there, and are usually tied with her plant based magic.
:bulletgreen: Protective Charms - As a spiritual being from a land with thousands of years of deep magical history, Umeko has learnes how to write Shinto based protective charms. Most are charms for luck or happiness, which do not hold any power aside what sort of placebo effect can be placed by the recipiant themselves. Though she can infuse some Shinto holy magic into protective charms that. can repel evil for around a minute upon activation. The stength is dependent on how powerful the manelovant forces against it. The spells are weak now, but will grow as she gains power. Also of note, the spell counters evil intentions or dark magic, but not dark creatures themselves, unless they're acting evilly. Aka an angel with evil intentions would be affected, but a succubus without harmful intentions would not.

Minor Skills:
:bulletpurple: Animal communication - Can talk to birds, though she seems most at kin to creatures that would live in the forests. She cannot order them around, but can still listen to them, and ask for favors if she can come up with something mutually beneficial.
:bulletwhite: Spore/Pheromone manipulation - Using the plants that she controls, she can coax them into producing their spores or relasing specific pheremonrs to whatever effects on the environment or people they would normally have.
:bulletpurple: Tree affinity - Due to being a physical embodiment of a forest, she has different strengths and vunerabilities than a normal human. Physically, if she is just as vunerable to attack as anyone, and this would negativly affect her forest as well. She is a bit less vunerable to poisons or pheremones, unless they were made to affect spirits or plantlife.

Personality: The girl is generally quiet, not sure how to talk with people. She has seen enough conversations to know how they go, but isn't used to them herself, not exactly sure what she can talk about. She is content to simply watch others for the most part. She is territorial, once she claims something to be under her protection, they're stuck with her for the most part. This goes for people or parts of her 'forest'. She is terribly caring to those under her protection, willing to do almost anything for them... Though she may demand tribute from them for her services. She is easily placated though, food or small trinkets are enough to make her happy.

She is uncomfortable around most people, human or monster, over what was done by them to her forest. She will get rather angry over people hurting the environment in one way or another, even if it is on accident. If the person seems to have a good heart, and treats her and her forest with respect, then she'll go out of her way to dote on them.

She has a mask that she'll wear sometimes, invoking primal images and sprawling with plant life. She'll wear this when she's trying to look intimidating.

Character's Background: Yamahana Ume was a young forest in the foothills of the Kanto region of Japan. Having grown up from a fire that had razed the mountain, it was known for the beautiful plum trees that would blossom in the spring. But as time went on, industry moved into the region, factories came and towns grew, and the forest was inevitably paved over, save for one large beautiful tree that had been considered sacred. The rest was gone, lost to the urban sprawl. There were trees that were planted later, but it wasn't the same anymore.

The spirit of the forest had only begun her work, caring for the trees and animals that lived there, and had been generous to the humans that would venture in and take only what they needed. Granting aid to those that asked for it, and hindering those with ill will. But when the trees started to fall in mass, the little kami didn't know what to do to stop it, and was helpless to stop her forest from becoming a prosperous little town. Without a forest to care for, the spirit stayed with the last tree, looking down at those that would drive by, watching the humans live their lives every day.

Eventually hearing about a means of which to save her from her fate of simply vanishing away with the rest of her forest, the girl went to Cadance with only a potted sapling of the plum tree with her, hoping for a  new start.
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Just-Anothr-Fan Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O w OWHat a LOVELY character~ She's so cute~ ...she reminds me of home, I love it~
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Kosumosu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm just curious, how does it remind you of home? ouo
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Just-Anothr-Fan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I used to like in Japan, we'd see plum blossoms and cherry blossoms EVERYWHERE! but in America there aren't any-that I've seen- seeing her and her cute little kimono and blossoms, I dunno, just made me think of the festivals in Japan.
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Kosumosu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that makes more sense now >u<

That's what I was going for with my picture honestly, though, not all places in America are devoid of the blossoms. Where I live, there are blossoms everywhere, as everyone in my town seems to love how they look. ^_^
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V-Oblivion Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her expresion!

So colorful!!
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Kosumosu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I love her little sourish expression on the pic too >u<

Umeko: B<
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V-Oblivion Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She does look serious, cute but really serious ;p

Welcome, I hope we can RP one day!
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Kosumosu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's because she is serious, serious, serious about getting stuff DONE! :P

That and the grumpy face is adorable :D

And yes, we should rp some day >u<
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V-Oblivion Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
She is quite an interesting character then ;P

Indeed, she is quite adorable alright.

Yay! would you mind if we go through here or by notes?
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Kosumosu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, and sure! Either here or notes works fine for me :D
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