- Krytus Yami
- Crimson Wolf with brown hair
- Rutilus Fidael/ Shippou-chan
- First appeared in Darius being asked by Bear whether his Circle Team was ready for dispatch. (Darius, strip 242)
- Later seen piloting a giant Wolfen Mecha, (Darius, strip 315) though made a detour to submit aid to some cubs he nearly ran across. (Darius, strip 316)
- Also a MARPG character
- Commissioned Artwork - Krytus and Mimi (Mimi the Rabbit was the aggressor in the MARPG)
MARPG Character Sheet
- Full Name
- Krytus Yami
- Male Wolf
- Military Staff
- Instructor - Security Procedure
- Instructor - Melee Combat (Collapsible Staff, flowing Gadel Adet style, Wolven kickboxing)
- "OK, someone had better start behavin' before I get really upset!"
- "Let me help you with that."
- "Hmm, this stew needs a little more kick."
- How much experience do you have with role-playing? How much time have you spent on MUSHs/MUXs/etc.?
6+ years in MARPG
- What is your character's personality?
On security detail and when instructing, Krytus is all business. He is stern and professional. He can be intimidating, even getting into a student's face in an attempt to scare them into submission if they remain defiant and out of line.
Off-duty (and in private training sessions to a degree), he tends to relax and behave a little more warmly. He is surprisingly gentle and tends to be helpful. He will still scold those who are out of line though.
Krytus tends to base his judgment of actions on the letter of the law, rather than trusting his understanding of the spirit of the law. However, if he is confident of the intent of the law, he may let a technical violation slip with a warning.
- What things does he like?
Krytus enjoys astronomy, botany, and fancies himself a chef. He prefers spicy food. Krytus likes to spend time in quiet scenic areas taking in the ambiance, particularly in the company of his wife.
Disobedience of the rules, disrespect of authority, noisy interruptions of his quiet time, sweet or bland food. Abuse of others is the quickest way to earn his contempt.
- What are the strong points of your character?
Extremely fit physical condition, highly proficient in combat, Very focused and level-headed. Strong presence.
- Weak Points?
His intimidating demeanor can put off some people. As one who lives by rules, he doesn't think out of the box that well.
- Name one thing your character would never do and why.
Krytus would never knowingly break a rule unless it was an absolutely last resort. He respects the rules too much. Krytus would also never strike without good cause, because he firmly believes his role is to protect those around him.
- How does he interact with others?
Security Detail - Krytus tends to avoid extra socializing, focusing on keeping watch for any potential problems. His manner is professional and no-nonsense, the tough guy who doesn't take any guff. He is respectful of those following the rules, but will attempt to intimidate anyone acting up. keeping a particular eye on those known to be troublemakers. He will briefly greet friends while on duty.
Security Procedure Class - Here again, Krytus is very professional, and even more demanding of his students. He expects all students to pay attention, and to put in effort into understanding what he feels to be the essentials of the field of security. Students are often asked to show that they understand the material by acting out mock scenarios.
If combat is necessary, Krytus prefers to use the minimal measures needed. (Not expecting combat situations, but it goes to frame of mind.)
Martial Arts Class - Class begins with oral lessons covering training safety and proper and improper usage of martial arts in general. Mixed in with this is fairly hefty physical conditioning. After Krytus is satisfied the students have understood the above issues, and are fit enough, Krytus begins introducing the concepts and philosophy of the specific style, and starts basic forms and techniques in addition to continuing the physical conditioning. After a number of techniques are learned, they are put into floor practices using safety gear. Later exams are often a mix of prearranged forms to display technique, and sparring matches to show practical proficiency.
Krytus expects his students to pay full attention, and to take the course seriously. Students who fail to meet the mark may find themselves released early. Students who are inattentive or flippant during floor exercises may find themselves on the receiving end of an extra lesson, on the floor or winded. Krytus will then ask them to focus on the training. In doing this, Krytus does his best to insure the student doesn't suffer any injuries. The purpose is only to refocus the student, not to punish them.
Students wanting extra help will find Krytus willing to provide it patiently, and Krytus has been known to enjoy sparring with particularly gifted students for a bit of recreation.
Off-Duty Krytus is much more relaxed while off-duty, and enjoys interacting with people, particularly close friends. Students breaking rules are unlikely to get any more than a stern warning. He doesn't display a lot of emotion, but does show a bit of warmth, and will often smile and laugh.
- What are their abilities, hobbies, things they're good at?
Krytus is moderately proficient in the use of energy-based small arms and rifles and has passing familiarity with projectile-based weapons as well. Krytus is highly proficient at the use of the collapsible staff. Krytus is highly proficient in several forms of unarmed combat. They are listed at the end. Krytus is highly proficient in the use of light lifts, and capable of normal maintenance as well. (But not repair or modification) Krytus is a decent but amateur cook, and has good knowledge of Cyantian flora as well as Cyantian astronomy. During his time here, he is studying Martian flora and astronomy. He is close to finishing medium lift proficiency training.
His usual style of martial arts is Gadel Adet, a mix of aikido, t'ai chi ch'uan, and judo techniques. It's flowing style makes heavy use of throws, redirecting an opponent's energy and controlling one's own energy. Techniques for keeping the opponent off balancing are balanced with techniques to cover one's vulnerabilities and regain one's balance while in disadvantage. Training makes use of meditation, slow forms to learn body control, as well as "pushing hands", an exercise where two people push against each other and attempt to redirect the other where they want them to. It is a practice to teach the subtle internal component of martial arts, and to train the student not to meet force with blunt force, but to redirect and control it with proper flow of energy. This is the primary combat course Krytus teaches, as it has use both for security majors and for other students, including its meditative aspect.
The other major style he teaches and can use is a style similar to muay thai, a kickboxing style which is far more aggressive, and often used in actual combat. It makes use of knees, elbows, and neck grapples as well as hands and feet. Training uses heavy physical conditioning, use of pads for practicing combinations (including focus mitts), use of heavy bags, and sparring. As it is a much rougher style, it isn't taught nearly as often, and usually only to advanced security students and personnel.
- MENTION if they carry some sort of weapon.
During off duty times, he carries a combat knife, a collapsible staff, and sometimes a small energy pistol, normally set to stun. He has access to a light lift but prefers not to use it. During on-duty times, he uses the weapons his superiors assign for the task.
- Give an example description of your character.
Krytus is a 8'7" deep crimson wolf with silver eyes, a highly muscular build and hip-length dark brown hair tied in a ponytail. When off-duty, he will often wear a lightly armored jacket and pants, but does often dress in traditional Wolf clothing as well. He tends to dress in dark colors, particularly earth tones.
- What qualities or traits does your character have that would be useful to the Mars Academy currently, or in the future when it becomes a colony? This includes skills, and for those that would need to apply, qualifications.
Krytus is a highly proficient soldier and security staffer, here to protect the students and staff of Mars Academy from any threat, internal or external. He is highly capable of passing his expertise down to future security ops students.
- Why does your character want to be at the Academy rather than at another Academy, or some other location?
Krytus was assigned to Mars Academy, and almost always obeys given orders. He has found the environment of Mars Academy to be very interesting and satisfying. He particularly enjoys the instruction part of his job.
- What goals does your character have for the future?
Krytus wants to maintain the peace of Mars Academy as best he is able. He desires to see the results of the Mars experiment when the terraforming comes to fruition.
- What is your characters nature and thoughts on others of his/her species?
The Wolf nation stands for a grand ideal, and a worthy cause. The new generation, however, lacks the discipline of previous generations. He prefers the company of Wolves.
- What is his or her view on other species?
Krytus has a distrust of Fox stemming from the Teraplex Wars. The horrors of the many things the Fox government did weigh heavily his mind in this regard. However, Krytus was taught to treat everyone with basic respect, including Fox.
He feels the Mounty are perhaps too willing to negotiate, but regards them highly nonetheless. He has no particular impression of any other Cyantians, and takes them as they come.
- Please answer the following in a couple paragraphs
- What is your character's history? Who is or was your characters family? What were the important events of your characters past? What kind of life did they have before they arrived at the academy?:
Krytus is the middle child of a career military father. His father felt it important to keep the old values, and trained his sons in unarmed combat, the use of various melee weapons including the collapsible staff, survival in the wild, and some small firearms. Respect of authority and rules was very important.
His love of botany and astronomy began in his camping trips, where it served a practical purpose. He also had to cook as a part of the household duties, and enjoyed cooking for his family.
He joined the military at the age of 16, and quickly rose to the top of his unit, largely owing to his training as a youth. He saw heavy action during the Teraplex Wars, a war which shaped his views on the Fox and the world in general. When peace was achieved, Krytus was glad it was over. It was shortly after this he met Bella, when she tended a minor injury of his in the field. Her gentle nature made an impression on him, although he didn't recognize it at the time. Bella thought of him as a decent Wolf, but not much more yet.
A couple of weeks later, they met again camping during off-time. They discovered that the other enjoyed the ambiance of nature, and the peacefulness and tranquility, and had time enough over the weekend to learn about each other, and the two were attracted to each other. They began dating shortly afterward, and were wed 6 months later.
A year ago, Krytus was chosen as a member of a squad being assigned to handle security at Mars Academy, as well as some teaching duties. His wife, Bella was assigned to aid the medical staff as a medic, taking care of students and aiding doctors as needed. During his year here, Krytus was delighted to see Mars was a good environment to raise children, and so the two are planning to have cubs now, something Bella had always wanted.
His older brother went into lift engineering after his service, and his younger brother was recently honorably discharged and is a chef-in-training. His father heads a unit in Wolf country.