Owned by Bird of Winter
Bender type: Nonbender
Iluq is lithe, standing at only 5'6" with a slim build, although she is very toned and sinuous muscles are visible along her arms and legs from time spent working with machinery in her shop. She has a shock of straight black hair that is cut short, and a side fringe that often covers her right eye.
Iluq is generally very quiet and shy, but inside her burns the passion to become a fierce warrior. She is strong and determined, and she puts 120% into everything she does. She is ashamed at her non-bender status, but she doesn't let this come in the way of becoming as strong as she can be. She has a huge heart and is very compassionate, always putting those she loves before herself. Iluq admires those more powerful than her, and strives to one day be as powerful as them, aspiring to be a great chi blocker or weapons master some day. In recent years in Republic City, her isolation and tumultuous relationships have taken a toll on her, and she finds herself prone to anxiety attacks. She often doubts herself, and believes she is somehow unworthy of a good life.
Iluq was born to Miki and Nanuq in a remote area of the North Pole. Her parents had migrated away from the more populated areas in the hopes of finding a slice of peace and quiet away from their loud families. As she grew up in isolation she bonded closely with her family, and the few arctic wildlife around her family’s hut.
When she was six her mother started taking her on trips into civilisation to gather supplies for the long winters. The two of them would travel through a day and night to reach the closest civilised area, then they would gather supplies and head back home. Everytime Iluq was allowed to go she would cling tightly to her mother, due to her lack of people skills, and silently admire the beauty of water bending. She would return home and try to manipulate water or ice, but to no avail. Still, she persisted with this until the age of ten, thinking that perhaps those skills came over time.
Once her mother told her, in a broken voice, that she simply did not have the ability to waterbend, and Iluq fell into a state of depression. Every day for two years (until she was twelve) she left her family hut everyday with a pickaxe and journeyed to the glaciers where she let out her anger by hacking up ice into cubes and, over the course of the two years, building a sizeable igloo. The igloo became her haven where she went to let out her anger or simply escape her family for a while. Miki and Nanuq had faith in their daughter, so they were never concerned when she disappeared for a night or two.
One fateful day when Iluq was thirteen, she and her mother went into town for the supplies. Now that she was older, Miki allowed her to venture on her own amongst society, believing that she could handle herself. Iluq wandered around for a while until she saw a poster stuck onto the side of a hut, advertising Republic City. She stared at it for a while in awe, immediately believing that that was where she wanted to be. She grabbed the poster from the huts and shoved it into her knapsack, then ran back to her mother. When she returned home that evening she excused herself from her family and made the journey to her igloo. Once there, she stuck the poster up on the wall and picked up her pickaxe, going through motions she had seen waterbenders doing. She imagined herself as a weapons master that night as she fell asleep, brandishing a flashy weapon and going through fluid movements to defeat her enemies.
Between the ages of 13 and 16 Iluq eagerly looked forward to her trips into town with her mother. Every time she was able to get into town she would absorb as much information about Republic City as she could. She gradually learnt about weapons masters and also chi blockers, which was something that interested her. She grew stronger when she was not in town by hacking up ice and carrying it around. All the time she worked towards the ideal of living in Republic City. Eventually, on her sixteenth birthday, she asked her parents if she could go to live in Republic City, but they interrupted her.
“Iluq,” They said soothingly as they looked sadly at one another, “We already have bought you something for your birthday…” From within the folds of his coat, Nanuq pulled out a well worn envelope. He handed it over to Iluq somewhat reluctantly, as if he knew this might be the last he would see of her. Iluq looked at both her parents questioningly before she opened the envelope carefully. As soon as she saw the beautiful contents of the envelope, a ticket to Republic City and some money to start her life with, Iluq cried and hugged her parents tight. They admitted that while Miki and Iluq had been in town Nanuq scouted the location of Iluq’s igloo and found the poster of Republic City. The two of them then assumed it was what she really wanted, hence buying her a ticket.
Nanuq and Miki travelled with Iluq to the city and watched her board the boat, then returned home. Iluq spent the boat ride clutching onto her ticket and her dream of becoming a better person and starting a new life in Republic City.
The user is adept in basic martial arts, allowing them to stay on par with someone who has focused their training on bending.
The user has trained extensively with the use of classical weapons in order to make up for their deficit when it comes to taking on a bender.
The user has received extensive training in their agility in order to increase their raw physical speed. They would easily exceed any person who relied on their bending.
The user has received extensive training with weights and other forms of exercise in order to increase their raw physical strength. They would easily exceed any person who relied on their bending.
The user has received extensive training in physical endurance in order to increase the amount of physical energy they have at any given time. They would easily exceed any person who relied on their bending.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed.)
The user's reflexes and reaction time are considerably improved, allowing them to respond faster to attacks. (Achieved after 1 week)
The user is knowledgeable in making and using chain hooks. They can be used for transportation as well as combat. (Achieved after 2 weeks)
Combat Engineer(Achieved after 1 month)
The user is knowledgeable in the construction and usage of assorted types of explosives. These explosives can range from simple smoke grenades or even detonate-able satchel charges. NOTE: These weapons are illegal to use.
The user is knowledgeable in crafting weapons, armors and even basic machinery made of metal and even basic composite materials. Metal is more durable but heavy and cumbersome while composites are lighter but more vulnerable.
The user is able to carry a small canister of foam that quickly expands, being made of very sticky and tenacious materials, it provides an easy way to entangle and restrict foes.
The user has and is knowledgeable on how to use assorted electrified weaponry which can shock and even incapacitate people struck with it. (This includes things such as bolas, Kali sticks, bo staffs, etc) NOTE: These weapons are illegal to use.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed.)
The user has trained in order to achieve the ability to be as precise as possible in combat. This ranges from striking chi points to firing arrows from a bow. However, in focusing their training in this, the user has lessened the total power behind all of their attacks. (Achieved after 2 months)
The user is knowledgeable in training a pet into following their orders in combat. The pet could range from a quick and agile falconhawk to a strong and powerful polarbeardog; regardless, the user can train them and command them. (Achieved after 4 months)
The user has extensively trained with all forms of melee weaponry in order to become a master in the usage of them. As such, the user may use any form of melee weapon to its fullest potential. (This includes things such as: swords, axes, maces, etc) (Achieved after 6 months)
Iluq's preferred weapon, the kali sticks offer her the flexibility in fights that she wishes for, without having to compromise much power. The electric charge in the sticks can be altered, and they can do anything between shocking and incapacitating a person.
Although she would hate to admit it, the chain hook Iluq crafted for herself is a nasty piece of work. It sits mounted on her wrist in the form of a gauntlet; a composite clunky piece of metal that houses 10 metres of thin, durable, nylon rope. Iluq created a number of interchangeable tips, including standard grappling hooks, arrow heads for piercing, and tips that explode into noxious gases at impact.
This weapon functions as a three-in-one, which makes it both super practical and more fidgety than a regular weapon. The handle of the jian is significantly broader than the blade, and also marginally heaver because of the mechanisms contained inside it. At the very base of the handle is a button that collapses the blade into segments and turns the weapon into a deadly chain whip, which can be swung so fast it can escape detection of human eyes (I checked wikipedia for this handy fact). Iluq painted a fluorescent strip on the tip segment of the jian so when it's in whip form she has an easier time identifying where the whip is as it's swinging around. Whether in jian or chain whip form, Iluq is able to electrify the blade so it has a shocking effect on impact.
Iluq's yawara are small, thick sticks made from composite metal that protrude from the sides of her hands when she holds them. The blunt force they offer enables Iluq to initiate the breaking of bones, as well as hit pressure points on the body with more force.