witchofwishes: (>:3c)


It's Yuuko Ichihara~ Leave a message for me and I'll see when I can get around to it.
witchofwishes: (oh I simply couldn't)
Yuuko Ichihara
Plant Growth

BIODATA
Name: Yuuko Ichihara
Age: Unknown
Canon: XXXholic
Canon Point: Volume 15 - xxxHolic (Volume 28 of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles.)
Appearance: Cutie to the left
Birthday: Unknown
Height/Weight: 5'10" and rude to ask
Canon Abilities: She can traverse people and herself across dimensions, grant wishes, manipulate time and create barriers and seals. The trick to Yuuko is that anything she does requires some sort of payment or given item in return. She cannot use her great power freely. There is always a price and when the price is given it is treated like a sealed contract.
History: http://xxxholic.wikia.com/wiki/yuuko_ichihara
Personality: Deep in Tokyo there is a little house surrounded by towering skyscrapers and buildings. It looks well kept but abandoned and only those that have a need can see and enter it. Within this little home lives the ever eccentric witch, Yuuko Ichihara. She’s a full time lush and connoisseur of great clothing and food with a little bit of wish granting on the side. There are many sides and faces to this Witch of Wishes and what you get to see just depends on who you are to her. Are you here for a wish? Just a customer who happened to walk in? Well, then you get the somewhat cold but professional business woman. She’ll listen to your problem offer you tea and then pass off the item that will help you best. She gives clear and concise instructions that you must adhere. Despite how she may seem she is an honest business woman and doesn’t trick or scam her customers. So long as they listen to what she tells them their wish will be granted. Those that return in a whirlwind of fury and accusations will be met with icy words and a truth they were not ready to face. She doesn’t use her power to make people’s problems go away but she does offer a tool to help them solve or face the issue on their own. The most upset customers are the ones that wanted her to make unspeakable things depart in their own. That is not how she operates. The world must always be in balance. Tit for tat at all times. If you want to wish away a series of murders or crimes you must be willing to give something that great in return. The wish must be paid in something of equal value. Anything greater or less will end badly for all parties. But perhaps you're not a customer, perhaps you're someone a bit closer? The lovely lady she gets her fortunes from (because you must never read your own fortune) or perhaps the kitsune ramen sellers? Well then of course you get a much warmer and kinder Yuuko. One that is more inclined to open up. If you are someone from a different plane or world you will have good things to say about the Witch of Space and Time. She is kind and charming and takes great value in all life be it spiritual or physical. This is seen several times as she conducts business with all sorts forever weaving webs and threads throughout the universe with humans, creatures and Gods. But despite all of this you may find that you don't know very much about her. She doesn't open up and she doesn't talk about herself. Her personal thoughts and feelings are kept close to her heart and not spoken out loud. You just exchange goods with her and share warm words but nothing more can be said about your relationship. She is a mystery and a secret that you just don't have the lock and key to. And that is her intent, of course. Yuuko is well aware that she will one day disappear and therefore will not tie herself to others. When you open up and make connections you bind yourself to that person. And when you bind yourself to a person your actions have an effect on them. So Yuuko, well aware of her eventual demise, avoids hurting as many as possible. She keeps herself distant from all those that she could possibly harm when her inevitable time is up. But that is not to say she is completely serious and aloof at all the time. She's quite cheeky when she wants to be. When it comes to things like Valentine's Day she hands out her gifts with grace maybe even sinister intent and you will take these gifts, even if she has to have someone force feed you your chocolate gift. And once you take it she expects great and wonderful white day gift in return for her generosity. She particularly likes to bully and tease a swordsman that is traveling with precious children she means to protect. But again, teasing and sharing jokes is not the same as opening up. The traveling children that go from world to world collecting memories are precious and important to her. They're important pieces in the game and dear in their own right but... they don't know anything about her. She helps them when they ask and conducts business but they, like so many others, are kept at arm's length. They shouldn't hurt too when her time comes to an end. But perhaps you're not that either. Perhaps you're much closer, maybe Mokona! (Mokona what are you doing reading this, you silly thing!?) Assuming you're not the mascot of CLAMP, Mokona is a creation of Yuuko and the wizard, Clow Reed. And because of this these little creatures cannot be spared the threads that bind one to another. Unfortunately, both Mokanas have already tasted loss and there is no preventing another bout of it. And it's because of these shared feelings that Yuuko is fine with being a bit more sullen and melancholy in the creature's presence. They sit together under the moon and stars, drink sake, and reminisce of a shared and dear lost friend. They speak of being left behind. And of the future that is to come. And this will take a bit of explanation because it's an extraordinary series of events that has left the seemingly happy witch in her true nearly sorrowful state. There is a wizard named Clow Reed who was immeasurably powerful. And there is a witch named Yuuko whose powers are can only be challenged by a select few. But all the magic in the world cannot stop a human body from being frail. Clow Reed made a wish deep in his heart but being as powerful as he was it resonated. And Yuuko, being as strong as she was even on the precipice of death heard that wish and granted it. Clow Reed's wish was that Yuuko would not die and a wish of that magnitude, a wish that breaks the fundamental rule of the world threw things into absolute chaos. On a slightly smaller scale the wish stopped Yuuko's clock putting her in a frozen state. Not alive but unable to die. Something that should not be. But in short they broke the world and to repair it a great number of sacrifices will need to happen. Together they created a series of dolls, creatures and structures that would be used when the promised time came. Clow Reed's task was to depart this world and look after a young girl because they were not the only ones who made a bad wish come true. And these events coincided in their best interests. They could stop the repeating time and save everyone. Clow Reed went to a place that Yuuko could not. And he left and passed away without a proper chance to say goodbye and in doing so he left everyone but especially her behind with this burden that she must now see through to the end. She is alone in a very different sense considering all those that come briefly into her life. But the wizard that destroyed the world for her is gone, having not only passed but split himself in two so that someone as powerful as he can not be reincarnated or be born again. She and him, unlike many lovers and friends in these intertwining worlds, will not meet again. And that is, I feel, an exceptionally good reason to be sad under the stars and to drink heavily. Take heart, Yuuko is not one to give into grief and sorrow in the eyes of others. She takes this all with stride speaking harshly of Clow Reed when given the chance. "A huge creep" she says and takes great offense to his very name. She even goes so far to take issue with being questioned if they're related in some way. But when in the company of Mokona, someone who knows her heart and feelings as well as she does, there is a pure and genuine sadness. They both miss him, every single day. And she pretends and pretends very well that she does not but there is no hiding or severing the bonds you create with others. But perhaps you are not just someone so dear and close. Maybe you are in fact the closest person that Yuuko has in her life. The young boy Kimihiro Watanuki. Watanuki has always been important and it is not just because he is a descendant of Clow Reed. And not just because he is an important piece when it comes to fixing the world that she and Clow destroyed. It is because, like her, he should not exist. Though their relationship does not seem to start off as precious or dear. He comes to her with a wish and she in turn hires him to work at her shop acting as an employer and in his words a "slave driver". She goes about her day asking for absurd things and expensive booze and of course food that can't possibly be made due to impossible to procure ingredients. And on top of that Yuuko spends great portions of her day tormenting Watanuki with jokes about near damn near anything, teasing him about his relationships and even going as far as to be a tad bit lecherous herself just to make him extremely uncomfortable. Nothing is done with the intent to be cruel or mean but to make him smile and keep his eyes off the troublesome things around him. If he’s distracted he can’t be sad. If he’s yelling at her he can’t mope. If he’s busy then he won’t think too much about all that he has lost due to trading his memories to her years before. Their relationship is quick to go from that of an employee and a worker to that of a mentor and student. She sends him off on missions and all sorts of errands with people that have wishes and eventually give him customers of his own to take care of. Each task is set to teach him something and perhaps really drill it in that he should be more careful with his own life and value who he is. One of the more important lessons she offers is that you cannot easily sever the bonds of the people you've intertwined with. It's not an easy thing and your actions and decisions hurt those around you if you're not careful. You need to put thought and care into those that you mingle with or else you will always do more harm than good. And so from student and mentor they eventually move into something more precious. One of mother and son. And those threads that Yuuko has so carefully avoided making with others has connected her and Watanuki in a near damaging way. For eventually she will not exist and he will have to suffer for it, just as she suffered for so long at the loss of Clow. And all the smoking and drinking and wishing in the world cannot bring these people back and there is no real cure for a loss like that. But this was never a fate she wanted for the boy that she has learned to love and care for so deeply. And to be perfectly honest she has never not cared for him. It has only ever appeared that she has not. She has known and protected Watanuki long before they ever officially met. She has only ever wanted what was best for him. She has wanted him to exist. For one that has granted countless wishes of others, that is what she wishes for more than anything. And though she does get her final wish and he does exist, Watanuki goes through great lengths to undermine her desires and squander his life in an attempt to see her again after her eventual sacrifice and death. But Yuuko is a master witch and Watanuki is still a just a budding wish granter and she will not be undone or denied. No one gets the better of her except the very universe itself. Being the tactical and foresighted chess master she's proven to be through this whole lengthy ordeal she has set her shop up to look after Watanuki and take care of him. She's left behind everything he needs to exist within the shop for as long as he needs. For hundreds of years if that's how he is going to be. Watanuki's ancestor's tools and heirlooms are there if he needs them as well as dreams that let him know he can fly out of the cage he's imprisoned himself in whenever he wants to. If only one of their wishes can be, she's going to make it hers. She wants him to exist and so he will. It doesn't matter how he lives his life so long as he does. Yuuko is undoubtedly the chessmaster in this nasty game that she accidentally created but she plays extremely well. Always a step or two ahead of the looming threat that wants to crack the world apart even more. She’s wise and understands the world and has an excelled understanding of its checks and balances. She keeps herself at a distance and appears to be a spectator but she interferes when it is most necessary to save the lives of the precious pieces on her board. She comes across as unfeeling and distant but truly cares probably far more than anyone could ever possibly expect. She has a deep love and care for those in Clow’s family tree and a fondness in general for all things spirit and living. And despite her rather lackadaisical and silly nature she’s good at her job and weaves all sorts of important threads through dozens of worlds. Compassion, though she has an abundance of it, does not interfere with her work. Everyone has to pay a price to have their wish granted. That’s the way of the world. Even her… To fix the mistake it requires the greatest price of all, her own stalled out life. And though her story appears tragic it is not so. A dangerous threat gets stopped. Lives are saved. People's time continues on once more. And those that shouldn't have been able to exist do. There is happiness to be found in that and though she plays the sacrifice it is not a time to be sad. Her time, which has been stuck finally gets to move. Even if it's last few ticks are towards the cold hand of death it's relieving and good. There is happiness to be found in this, that is a promise.
GAME INFO
Power: Plant Growth
Price: Star Staff given to her by Sakura
Acceptance Month: July 1st 2017
Acclimation Level: #10
Summary of Game History: TBD

PERMISSIONS
Answers are formatted "IC | OOC".
Physical Affection: She'll be surprised!| Yes!
Violence: Um, rude!| Yes but why would you!
Death: Been there done that.| Yes!
Sexual Content: She'll be even more surprised!| Let's do this dirty thing!
Power Usage: Show her what you got!| Yes go for it.
Mind Reading: This will not make her happy.| Go for it!

Answers are based on OOC preference only.
Backtagging: Yes!
Threadhopping: Ask first but it should be yes!
Fourth Wall Breaking: Mmm. It's not my favorite but you can if you want.
Sensitive Subjects: I'm down with anything and everything.
Please warn for...: Nothing! I'm good with all things.
OK Kinks: Like almost everything.
No Go Kinks: I'll let you know cause I can't think of any!
OOC INFO
Name: Aya
Contact: [plurk.com profile] blackhawkaya BlackhawkAya#3415 on Discord
OOC Journal: [personal profile] blackhawkaya (Shocking I know)
HMD: Here it is!
CODE MODIFIED FROM WEARESTARDUST @ SUPERSUITS
witchofwishes: (beautiful girl)
OOC INFO;

NAME: Aya
AGE: 28
CONTACT: @blachawkaya on Plurk BlackhawkAya#3415 on Discord


IC INFO;

CHARACTER NAME: Yuuko Ichihara
CANON & HISTORY: http://xxxholic.wikia.com/wiki/Yuuko_Ichihara
AGE:
Unknown but implied to be a few hundred years old. She looks to be in her mid to late twenties.
CANON POINT:
After her death. After her death. Volume 15 - xxxHolic (Volume 28 of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles.) ((Her death is split between the two series each offering important information that can’t be found in the other.))
PERSONALITY:
Deep in Tokyo there is a little house surrounded by towering skyscrapers and buildings. It looks well kept but abandoned and only those that have a need can see and enter it. Within this little home lives the ever eccentric witch, Yuuko Ichihara. She’s a full time lush and connoisseur of great clothing and food with a little bit of wish granting on the side.

There are many sides and faces to this Witch of Wishes and what you get to see just depends on who you are to her. Are you here for a wish? Just a customer who happened to walk in? Well, then you get the somewhat cold but professional business woman. She’ll listen to your problem offer you tea and then pass off the item that will help you best. She gives clear and concise instructions that you must adhere. Despite how she may seem she is an honest business woman and doesn’t trick or scam her customers. So long as they listen to what she tells them their wish will be granted. Those that return in a whirlwind of fury and accusations will be met with icy words and a truth they were not ready to face. She doesn’t use her power to make people’s problems go away but she does offer a tool to help them solve or face the issue on their own. The most upset customers are the ones that wanted her to make unspeakable things depart in their own. That is not how she operates. The world must always be in balance. Tit for tat at all times. If you want to wish away a series of murders or crimes you must be willing to give something that great in return. The wish must be paid in something of equal value. Anything greater or less will end badly for all parties.

But perhaps you're not a customer, perhaps you're someone a bit closer? The lovely lady she gets her fortunes from (because you must never read your own fortune) or perhaps the kitsune ramen sellers? Well then of course you get a much warmer and kinder Yuuko. One that is more inclined to open up. If you are someone from a different plane or world you will have good things to say about the Witch of Space and Time. She is kind and charming and takes great value in all life be it spiritual or physical. This is seen several times as she conducts business with all sorts forever weaving webs and threads throughout the universe with humans, creatures and Gods. But despite all of this you may find that you don't know very much about her. She doesn't open up and she doesn't talk about herself. Her personal thoughts and feelings are kept close to her heart and not spoken out loud. You just exchange goods with her and share warm words but nothing more can be said about your relationship. She is a mystery and a secret that you just don't have the lock and key to.

And that is her intent, of course. Yuuko is well aware that she will one day disappear and therefore will not tie herself to others. When you open up and make connections you bind yourself to that person. And when you bind yourself to a person your actions have an effect on them. So Yuuko, well aware of her eventual demise, avoids hurting as many as possible. She keeps herself distant from all those that she could possibly harm when her inevitable time is up.

But that is not to say she is completely serious and aloof at all the time. She's quite cheeky when she wants to be. When it comes to things like Valentine's Day she hands out her gifts with grace maybe even sinister intent and you will take these gifts, even if she has to have someone force feed you your chocolate gift. And once you take it she expects great and wonderful white day gift in return for her generosity. She particularly likes to bully and tease a swordsman that is traveling with precious children she means to protect. But again, teasing and sharing jokes is not the same as opening up. The traveling children that go from world to world collecting memories are precious and important to her. They're important pieces in the game and dear in their own right but... they don't know anything about her. She helps them when they ask and conducts business but they, like so many others, are kept at arm's length. They shouldn't hurt too when her time comes to an end.

But perhaps you're not that either. Perhaps you're much closer, maybe Mokona! (Mokona what are you doing reading this, you silly thing!?) Assuming you're not the mascot of CLAMP, Mokona is a creation of Yuuko and the wizard, Clow Reed. And because of this these little creatures cannot be spared the threads that bind one to another. Unfortunately, both Mokanas have already tasted loss and there is no preventing another bout of it.

And it's because of these shared feelings that Yuuko is fine with being a bit more sullen and melancholy in the creature's presence. They sit together under the moon and stars, drink sake, and reminisce of a shared and dear lost friend. They speak of being left behind. And of the future that is to come. And this will take a bit of explanation because it's an extraordinary series of events that has left the seemingly happy witch in her true nearly sorrowful state.

There is a wizard named Clow Reed who was immeasurably powerful. And there is a witch named Yuuko whose powers are can only be challenged by a select few. But all the magic in the world cannot stop a human body from being frail. Clow Reed made a wish deep in his heart but being as powerful as he was it resonated. And Yuuko, being as strong as she was even on the precipice of death heard that wish and granted it. Clow Reed's wish was that Yuuko would not die and a wish of that magnitude, a wish that breaks the fundamental rule of the world threw things into absolute chaos. On a slightly smaller scale the wish stopped Yuuko's clock putting her in a frozen state. Not alive but unable to die. Something that should not be. But in short they broke the world and to repair it a great number of sacrifices will need to happen. Together they created a series of dolls, creatures and structures that would be used when the promised time came.

Clow Reed's task was to depart this world and look after a young girl because they were not the only ones who made a bad wish come true. And these events coincided in their best interests. They could stop the repeating time and save everyone. Clow Reed went to a place that Yuuko could not. And he left and passed away without a proper chance to say goodbye and in doing so he left everyone but especially her behind with this burden that she must now see through to the end. She is alone in a very different sense considering all those that come briefly into her life. But the wizard that destroyed the world for her is gone, having not only passed but split himself in two so that someone as powerful as he can not be reincarnated or be born again. She and him, unlike many lovers and friends in these intertwining worlds, will not meet again.

And that is, I feel, an exceptionally good reason to be sad under the stars and to drink heavily.

Take heart, Yuuko is not one to give into grief and sorrow in the eyes of others. She takes this all with stride speaking harshly of Clow Reed when given the chance. "A huge creep" she says and takes great offense to his very name. She even goes so far to take issue with being questioned if they're related in some way. But when in the company of Mokona, someone who knows her heart and feelings as well as she does, there is a pure and genuine sadness. They both miss him, every single day. And she pretends and pretends very well that she does not but there is no hiding or severing the bonds you create with others.

But perhaps you are not just someone so dear and close. Maybe you are in fact the closest person that Yuuko has in her life. The young boy Kimihiro Watanuki. Watanuki has always been important and it is not just because he is a descendant of Clow Reed. And not just because he is an important piece when it comes to fixing the world that she and Clow destroyed. It is because, like her, he should not exist.

Though their relationship does not seem to start off as precious or dear. He comes to her with a wish and she in turn hires him to work at her shop acting as an employer and in his words a "slave driver". She goes about her day asking for absurd things and expensive booze and of course food that can't possibly be made due to impossible to procure ingredients. And on top of that Yuuko spends great portions of her day tormenting Watanuki with jokes about near damn near anything, teasing him about his relationships and even going as far as to be a tad bit lecherous herself just to make him extremely uncomfortable. Nothing is done with the intent to be cruel or mean but to make him smile and keep his eyes off the troublesome things around him. If he’s distracted he can’t be sad. If he’s yelling at her he can’t mope. If he’s busy then he won’t think too much about all that he has lost due to trading his memories to her years before.

Their relationship is quick to go from that of an employee and a worker to that of a mentor and student. She sends him off on missions and all sorts of errands with people that have wishes and eventually give him customers of his own to take care of. Each task is set to teach him something and perhaps really drill it in that he should be more careful with his own life and value who he is. One of the more important lessons she offers is that you cannot easily sever the bonds of the people you've intertwined with. It's not an easy thing and your actions and decisions hurt those around you if you're not careful. You need to put thought and care into those that you mingle with or else you will always do more harm than good.

And so from student and mentor they eventually move into something more precious. One of mother and son. And those threads that Yuuko has so carefully avoided making with others has connected her and Watanuki in a near damaging way. For eventually she will not exist and he will have to suffer for it, just as she suffered for so long at the loss of Clow. And all the smoking and drinking and wishing in the world cannot bring these people back and there is no real cure for a loss like that. But this was never a fate she wanted for the boy that she has learned to love and care for so deeply. And to be perfectly honest she has never not cared for him. It has only ever appeared that she has not. She has known and protected Watanuki long before they ever officially met. She has only ever wanted what was best for him. She has wanted him to exist. For one that has granted countless wishes of others, that is what she wishes for more than anything.

And though she does get her final wish and he does exist, Watanuki goes through great lengths to undermine her desires and squander his life in an attempt to see her again after her eventual sacrifice and death. But Yuuko is a master witch and Watanuki is still a just a budding wish granter and she will not be undone or denied. No one gets the better of her except the very universe itself. Being the tactical and foresighted chess master she's proven to be through this whole lengthy ordeal she has set her shop up to look after Watanuki and take care of him. She's left behind everything he needs to exist within the shop for as long as he needs. For hundreds of years if that's how he is going to be. Watanuki's ancestor's tools and heirlooms are there if he needs them as well as dreams that let him know he can fly out of the cage he's imprisoned himself in whenever he wants to. If only one of their wishes can be, she's going to make it hers. She wants him to exist and so he will. It doesn't matter how he lives his life so long as he does.

Yuuko is undoubtedly the chessmaster in this nasty game that she accidentally created but she plays extremely well. Always a step or two ahead of the looming threat that wants to crack the world apart even more. She’s wise and understands the world and has an excelled understanding of its checks and balances. She keeps herself at a distance and appears to be a spectator but she interferes when it is most necessary to save the lives of the precious pieces on her board. She comes across as unfeeling and distant but truly cares probably far more than anyone could ever possibly expect. She has a deep love and care for those in Clow’s family tree and a fondness in general for all things spirit and living. And despite her rather lackadaisical and silly nature she’s good at her job and weaves all sorts of important threads through dozens of worlds. Compassion, though she has an abundance of it, does not interfere with her work. Everyone has to pay a price to have their wish granted. That’s the way of the world. Even her… To fix the mistake it requires the greatest price of all, her own stalled out life. And though her story appears tragic it is not so. A dangerous threat gets stopped. Lives are saved. People's time continues on once more. And those that shouldn't have been able to exist do. There is happiness to be found in that and though she plays the sacrifice it is not a time to be sad. Her time, which has been stuck finally gets to move. Even if it's last few ticks are towards the cold hand of death it's relieving and good. There is happiness to be found in this, that is a promise.

POWERS:
http://xxxholic.wikia.com/wiki/Yuuko_Ichihara
She can traverse people and herself across dimensions*, grant wishes, manipulate time and create barriers and seals. The trick to Yuuko is that anything she does requires some sort of payment or given item in return. She cannot use her great power freely. There is always a price and when the price is given it is treated like a sealed contract.
*My character has some of those no-no powers and in the Settings Page it says to make a note on the app so it can be discussed at some point. I’m sorry!
OTHER:
Yuuko is friendly with an elderly woman who she goes to to have her fortune told from time to time. So she is familiar with things like tarot and what could be described as the human equivalent of magic.


GAME INFO;

MAGIC ABILITY:
She can cause plant life to grow quite a bit faster. This works well for small plants and flowers. Not so much on trees and other large flora.
PRICE:
http://cardcaptorsakura.wikia.com/wiki/Y%C5%ABko_Ichihara The Star Staff which was given to her by Sakura herself as payment for Tsubasa Li’s travel.
ACCLIMATION: 10. Yuuko is very familiar with world traveling having sent many people to different dimensions before and she is also known as the Space Time Witch. This is her area of expertise. She will be quite pleased that she’s the one that gets to travel for once.


SAMPLE;

LINKED SAMPLE: A sample from my time in Ryslig. (sorry there's a lot of comments in it!)

IC Contact

Mar. 28th, 2017 01:02 am
witchofwishes: (sweet smile!)
WELCOME TO YOUR PRIVATE CHANNEL, CHARACTER NAME/ALIAS.

FOR SECURE COMMUNICATION, USE 777.07.888.08

*** Yuuko Ichihara has joined 777.07.888.08
<Little Butterfly> Hello and welcome.
<Little Butterfly> I guess I'm not in the business of granting wishes anymore.
<Little Butterfly> But that doesn't mean I can't~ Leave a message!
witchofwishes: (Default)
Grant my wishes and tell me what the heck is up!

Ryslig App

Mar. 21st, 2017 01:31 pm
witchofwishes: (beautiful girl)
OOC INFORMATION
Name: Aya
Contact: [plurk.com profile] blackhawkaya
Other Characters: Kira Yoshikage

CHARACTER INFORMATION
Character Name: Yuuko Ichihara
Age: Unknown but implied to be hundreds of years old. Looks to be in her late 20s
Canon: xxxHolic (And Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles)
Canon Point: After her death. Volume 15 - xxxHolic (Volume 28 of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles.) ((Her death is split between the two series each offering important information that can’t be found in the other.))
Character Information: http://xxxholic.wikia.com/wiki/Yuuko_Ichihara

Personality:
Deep in Tokyo there is a little house surrounded by towering skyscrapers and buildings. It looks well kept but abandoned and only those that have a need can see and enter it. Within this little home lives the ever eccentric witch, Yuuko Ichihara. She’s a full time lush and connoisseur of great clothing and food with a little bit of wish granting on the side.

There are many sides and faces to this Witch of Wishes and what you get to see just depends on who you are to her. Are you here for a wish? Just a customer who happened to walk in? Well, then you get the somewhat cold but professional business woman. She’ll listen to your problem offer you tea and then pass off the item that will help you best. She gives clear and concise instructions that you must adhere. Despite how she may seem she is an honest business woman and doesn’t trick or scam her customers. So long as they listen to what she tells them their wish will be granted. Those that return in a whirlwind of fury and accusations will be met with icy words and a truth they were not ready to face. She doesn’t use her power to make people’s problems go away but she does offer a tool to help them solve or face the issue on their own. The most upset customers are the ones that wanted her to make unspeakable things depart in their own. That is not how she operates. The world must always be in balance. Tit for tat at all times. If you want to wish away a series of murders or crimes you must be willing to give something that great in return. The wish must be paid in something of equal value. Anything greater or less will end badly for all parties.

But perhaps you're not a customer, perhaps you're someone a bit closer? The lovely lady she gets her fortunes from (because you must never read your own fortune) or perhaps the kitsune ramen sellers? Well then of course you get a much warmer and kinder Yuuko. One that is more inclined to open up. If you are someone from a different plane or world you will have good things to say about the Witch of Space and Time. She is kind and charming and takes great value in all life be it spiritual or physical. This is seen several times as she conducts business with all sorts forever weaving webs and threads throughout the universe with humans, creatures and Gods. But despite all of this you may find that you don't know very much about her. She doesn't open up and she doesn't talk about herself. Her personal thoughts and feelings are kept close to her heart and not spoken out loud. You just exchange goods with her and share warm words but nothing more can be said about your relationship. She is a mystery and a secret that you just don't have the lock and key to.

And that is her intent, of course. Yuuko is well aware that she will one day disappear and therefore will not tie herself to others. When you open up and make connections you bind yourself to that person. And when you bind yourself to a person your actions have an effect on them. So Yuuko, well aware of her eventual demise, avoids hurting as many as possible. She keeps herself distant from all those that she could possibly harm when her inevitable time is up.

But that is not to say she is completely serious and aloof at all the time. She's quite cheeky when she wants to be. When it comes to things like Valentine's Day she hands out her gifts with grace maybe even sinister intent and you will take these gifts, even if she has to have someone force feed you your chocolate gift. And once you take it she expects great and wonderful white day gift in return for her generosity. She particularly likes to bully and tease a swordsman that is traveling with precious children she means to protect. But again, teasing and sharing jokes is not the same as opening up. The traveling children that go from world to world collecting memories are precious and important to her. They're important pieces in the game and dear in their own right but... they don't know anything about her. She helps them when they ask and conducts business but they, like so many others, are kept at arm's length. They shouldn't hurt too when her time comes to an end.

But perhaps you're not that either. Perhaps you're much closer, maybe Mokona! (Mokona what are you doing reading this, you silly thing!?) Assuming you're not the mascot of CLAMP, Mokona is a creation of Yuuko and the wizard, Clow Reed. And because of this these little creatures cannot be spared the threads that bind one to another. Unfortunately, both Mokanas have already tasted loss and there is no preventing another bout of it.

And it's because of these shared feelings that Yuuko is fine with being a bit more sullen and melancholy in the creature's presence. They sit together under the moon and stars, drink sake, and reminisce of a shared and dear lost friend. They speak of being left behind. And of the future that is to come. And this will take a bit of explanation because it's an extraordinary series of events that has left the seemingly happy witch in her true nearly sorrowful state.

There is a wizard named Clow Reed who was immeasurably powerful. And there is a witch named Yuuko whose powers are can only be challenged by a select few. But all the magic in the world cannot stop a human body from being frail. Clow Reed made a wish deep in his heart but being as powerful as he was it resonated. And Yuuko, being as strong as she was even on the precipice of death heard that wish and granted it. Clow Reed's wish was that Yuuko would not die and a wish of that magnitude, a wish that breaks the fundamental rule of the world threw things into absolute chaos. On a slightly smaller scale the wish stopped Yuuko's clock putting her in a frozen state. Not alive but unable to die. Something that should not be. But in short they broke the world and to repair it a great number of sacrifices will need to happen. Together they created a series of dolls, creatures and structures that would be used when the promised time came.

Clow Reed's task was to depart this world and look after a young girl because they were not the only ones who made a bad wish come true. And these events coincided in their best interests. They could stop the repeating time and save everyone. Clow Reed went to a place that Yuuko could not. And he left and passed away without a proper chance to say goodbye and in doing so he left everyone but especially her behind with this burden that she must now see through to the end. She is alone in a very different sense considering all those that come briefly into her life. But the wizard that destroyed the world for her is gone, having not only passed but split himself in two so that someone as powerful as he can not be reincarnated or be born again. She and him, unlike many lovers and friends in these intertwining world, will not meet again.

And that is, I feel, an exceptionally good reason to be sad under the stars and to drink heavily.

Take heart, Yuuko is not one to give into grief and sorrow in the eyes of others. She takes this all with stride speaking harshly of Clow Reed when given the chance. "A huge creep" she says and takes great offense to his very name. She even goes so far to take issue with being questioned if they're related in some way. But when in the company of Mokona, someone who knows her heart and feelings as well as she does, there is a pure and genuine sadness. They both miss him, every single day. And she pretends and pretends very well that she does not but there is no hiding or severing the bonds you create with others.

But perhaps you are not just someone so dear and close. Maybe you are in fact the closest person that Yuuko has in her life. The young boy Kimihiro Watanuki. Watanuki has always been important and it is not just because he is a descendant of Clow Reed. And not just because he is an important piece when it comes to fixing the world that she and Clow destroyed. It is because, like her, he should not exist.

Though their relationship does not seem to start off as precious or dear. He comes to her with a wish and she in turn hires him to work at her shop acting as an employer and in his words a "slave driver". She goes about her day asking for absurd things and expensive booze and of course food that can't possibly be made due to impossible to procure ingredients. And on top of that Yuuko spends great portions of her day tormenting Watanuki with jokes about near damn near anything, teasing him about his relationships and even going as far as to be a tad bit lecherous herself just to make him extremely uncomfortable. Nothing is done with the intent to be cruel or mean but to make him smile and keep his eyes off the troublesome things around him. If he’s distracted he can’t be sad. If he’s yelling at her he can’t mope. If he’s busy then he won’t think too much about all that he has lost due to trading his memories to her years before.

Their relationship is quick to go from that of an employee and a worker to that of a mentor and student. She sends him off on missions and all sorts of errands with people that have wishes and eventually give him customers of his own to take care of. Each task is set to teach him something and perhaps really drill it in that he should be more careful with his own life and value who he is. One of the more important lessons she offers is that you cannot easily sever the bonds of the people you've intertwined with. It's not an easy thing and your actions and decisions hurt those around you if you're not careful. You need to put thought and care into those that you mingle with or else you will always do more harm than good.

And so from student and mentor they eventually move into something more precious. One of mother and son. And those threads that Yuuko has so carefully avoided making with others has connected her and Watanuki in a near damaging way. For eventually she will not exist and he will have to suffer for it, just as she suffered for so long at the loss of Clow. And all the smoking and drinking and wishing in the world cannot bring these people back and there is no real cure for a loss like that. But this was never a fate she wanted for the boy that she has learned to love and care for so deeply. And to be perfectly honest she has never not cared for him. It has only ever appeared that she has not. She has known and protected Watanuki long before they ever officially met. She has only ever wanted what was best for him. She has wanted, more than anything, him to exist. For one that has granted countless wishes of others, that is what she wishes for more than anything.

And though she does get her final wish and he does exist, Watanuki goes through great lengths to undermine her desires and squander his life in an attempt to see her again after her eventual sacrifice and death. But Yuuko is a master witch and Watanuki is still a just a budding wish granter and she will not be undone or denied. No one gets the better of her except the very universe itself. Being the tactical and foresighted chess master she's proven to be through this whole lengthy ordeal she has set her shop up to look after Watanuki and take care of him. She's left behind everything he needs to exist within the shop for as long as he needs. For hundreds of years if that's how he is going to be. Watanuki's ancestor's tools and heirlooms are there if he needs them as well as dreams that let him know he can fly out of the cage he's imprisoned himself in whenever he wants to. If only one of their wishes can be, she's going to make it hers. She wants him to exist and so he will. It doesn't matter how he lives his life so long as he does.

Yuuko is undoubtedly the chessmaster in this nasty game that she accidentally created but she plays extremely well. Always a step or two ahead of the looming threat that wants to crack the world apart even more. She’s wise and understands the world and has an excelled understanding of its checks and balances. She keeps herself at a distance and appears to be a spectator but she interferes when it is most necessary to save the lives of the precious pieces on her board. She comes across as unfeeling and distant but truly cares probably far more than anyone could ever possibly expect. She has a deep love and care for those in Clow’s family tree and a fondness in general for all things spirit and living. And despite her rather lackadaisical and silly nature she’s good at her job and weaves all sorts of important threads through dozens of worlds. Compassion, though she has an abundance of it, does not interfere with her work. Everyone has to pay a price to have their wish granted. That’s the way of the world. Even her… To fix the mistake it requires the greatest price of all, her own stalled out life. And though her story appears tragic it is not so. A dangerous threat gets stopped. Lives are saved. People's time continues on once more. And those that shouldn't have been able to exist do. There is happiness to be found in that and though she plays the sacrifice it is not a time to be sad. Her time, which has been stuck finally gets to move. Even if it's last few ticks are towards the cold hand of death it's relieving and good. There is happiness to be found in this, that is a promise.

5-10 Key Character Traits:
Compassionate
Dedicated
Professional
Playful
Melancholy
Tactical
Distant
Cheeky
Honest
Closed off

Would you prefer a monster that FITS your character’s personality, CONFLICTS with it, EITHER, or opt for 100% RANDOMIZATION? Fits, if you please.
Opt-Outs: Minatore, Shade, Troll, Werebear, Werewolf

Roleplay Sample: “Come on! Come on! It’ll be fun!”

Her roommates seem to disagree. It’s late and they all want to sleep but it's a more than that. It seems no one is particularly interested in going out in the Fog. And honestly? That's a bit rude… There’s so much to be thankful for in regards to the creeping mist. And it’s a shame that no one sees this quite like she does. Well, that’s not true. Not really. Maybe she just needs some better roommates.

There are people out there that worship the Fog God. And while she hasn’t transformed into anything spooky yet she thinks she’s going to be pleasantly surprised. To be one of those things she’s helped or gotten rid of might be kind of fun. A look from the other side. But more than any of that, more than the possibility of getting wings and teeth and claws… There's something much better that she's already been given. It’s being alive.

It’s being alive without the burden of all those powers. Of being able to think and feel without worrying about the price of those emotions. This world is far from balanced and that in itself feels absurdly uncomfortable but it’s not damaging or weighing her down. She can breath and the tight threads that bound her to not pull tighter.

This is a freedom she could never have dreamed of obtaining. And if it’s the Fog God that brought here here it’s important to pay respects. From one witch to another, so to speak.

“Yuuko you don’t want to go out there. If this is your first fog you want to be somewhere safe. You’re going to transform and it’s going to be really unpleasant. Just go stay here. Or go to one of those places that will--”

“Nonsense~” She pushes herself onto her toes so she can raid one of the cabinets for a bottle of booze. (Her roommates seem to have put everything on the highest shelf. Hah, she's pretty tall so that's not going to stop her.) Unfortunately no one here seems to have good taste in liquor. Well... beggars can’t be choosers. “If you embrace what’s going to happen to you the pull won’t be so bad. If you resist it’ll hurt. There’s a price for everything. To change requires pain. To be given a gift something must be taken. That’s the way the world works.” There! Wine is good! Wine is excellent~! Now for a glass...

“You’re nuts. I’ve never seen anyone so thrilled about transforming…”

She offers a playful smile while plucking a glass from the cabinet and heading on her way. Nothing more needs to be said. There is nothing to fear and she’s not afraid. She hasn’t been afraid in a very long time. And how can someone like her complain? A ticking clock and a beating heart. A body that is so very much alive. You couldn’t ask for more. And if it hurts to change into something then it will hurt. It’s the price that must be paid…

But to live again, however the Fog God did it, must have been a heavy price. If there was a way to make it right. To pay her back… well, surely Yuuko would do it. Even if this is a world that she has no divine powers or a way to tip scales it still should be balanced. There should still be order.

Yuuko plops herself on the rooftop and watches the swirling white fog coat itself over the entire city. It’s quite lovely, no one can deny that.

“I’ll bring you a glass next time. Pour one out or if you’re tangible we should just have a sip on your own. I’ve spoken with Gods before. We’ve shared sake too. Either way… I’d like to be on your side.”

The fog is comforting and kind... there's no reason why anyone should think otherwise.

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