DD: Halulu Picture

Name: Halulu Emmerson
Gender: Male
Height/Weight: 5’8” / 178 lbs
Age: 27 (August 12th, 2007)
Weapon: Fishing Spear

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Patron Information

[Base Element] Water
[First Patron]
Name: Kupua

Kupua has been around the Hawaiian Islands for a very long time. She’s somewhat of a middle aged spirit; older than some but younger than others. But being a patron spirit, Kupua has been restricted from leaving the Maui shorelines so she stuck to the coral reefs while Hawaii developed. She’s a very picky spirit when it comes to company and tends to ignore most individuals before bothering to know them.

Element: Water
Ability One: Novocain Spear[Support]

With a mild toxin secreting from the tips of his fishing spear, Halulu can administer a numbing effect to his opponents if he nicks them. Depending on where he nicks you determines what gets numbed.

1. The numbing sensation would be similar to a dose of Novocain at a dentist’s office; lasts for 30 minutes.

2. The numbing sensation would be similar to an arm or leg falling asleep and staying asleep; lasts for one hour.

3. The numbing sensation spreads through the whole body and one cannot move; lasts for 2 hours.

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Personal Information


Personality:

Halulu is a very laid back guy. He’s a huge pacifist and doesn’t like conflict. If conflict ever does arise, he tries to settle it as carefully as possible. That doesn’t mean he won’t defend himself if necessary though, but that’s rare as it is. Halulu is that sort of person who just wants others to be comfortable and have fun no matter where they’re at.

Unfortunately his good nature does get him suckered into things before he can even realize what’s going on. Halulu is trying to work on be skeptical others, due to being tricked in the past, but old habits die very, very hard and he hasn’t made much progress.


History:

Halulu grew up with his grandparents on the Island of Maui, Hawaii. He’s never met his father and he count on his hand the few times he’s interacted with this mother. The only thing about his family that he does know is that his mother is ½ Polynesian and ½ Japanese, making his grandmother full Polynesian and his grandfather full Japanese. Despite growing up with his grandparents, Halulu had a great childhood. His grandmother kept him very active in the local community, teaching him hula songs, Hawaiian mythology and many other things to do about his Polynesian heritage. And his grandfather, a retired fisherman, taught him tons of things about fishing and respecting the ocean wildlife.

Halulu was a happy-go-lucky kid growing up and he still pretty is today. He had several friends and was very active on the beach scene, surfing with friends and tourists alike. Being an average student, Halulu didn’t pursue college after graduating and instead straight into the workforce as a local fisherman. Many of his friends left Maui to go to Honolulu but he didn’t mind staying home, in fact he was worried about his aging grandparent’s which is why he got a job close to them. Years down the road, when Halulu was 24, his grandfather passed away. It was a very devastating time for his grandmother as well as himself; his grandfather was more of a father to him and it struck Halulu hard. Not soon after his grandfather’s funeral, Halulu moved back in with is grandmother so she wouldn’t be alone. A short 2 years later, she passed away as well.

After his grandmother’s funeral, Halulu went back to work as soon as he could. Still mourning, it was still very hard to be in an empty home without his only family members. The day started out as routine as ever with casting out nets and reeling in fish. Towards the end of the day, something awful happened with the last haul. A seal had gotten caught in the nets and it was obviously struggling to stay afloat. Halulu alerted the other fishermen on his boat but they felt as if there was nothing they could do. They didn’t want to compromise their last catch but they didn’t want the seal to die, as the seals around Hawaii were protected. Working off instinct, Halulu jumped into the waters and cut the seal free from the netting. While his actions did save the seal, Halulu put himself in great danger and when he and his crew got back to shore he was given suspension as his superiors thought he acted out while mourning for his grandmother.

That evening, as the sun was setting, Halulu went to a secluded coral reef near his home. That coral reef meant a lot to him; his grandparents loved that little coral reef and frequently went to it to relax, away from all the tourists and stresses in their lives. When his grandparents passed away, Halulu spread their ashes along the beach and simply felt closer to them here. Exhausted from the event just a few hours ago Halulu sat on the shore and looked out to the sea. That’s when Kupua revealed herself or rather, washed herself ashore. At first Halulu thought Kupua was an unfortunate pufferfish that got caught in the tide but when he tried to scoop her up, he was surprised to see the fishy spirit float up to his face.

Though very confused, Halulu listened to what Kupua had to say. She was quite impressed with Halulu’s devotion to saving the seal and though reckless, felt that there was much potential in him as a Guardian. Still confused, Halulu asked the spirit if he was simply hallucinating from such a stressful few days or if Kupua was actually real. Kupua quickly replied that she was real and that if he formed a pact with her, he wouldn’t regret it.

Halulu tried to be skeptical but he couldn’t deny forming a pact with Kupua. She reminded him of the stories his grandmother used to tell him and if she was true to her words, then who was he to deny the pleas of a spirit? Besides, if he recalled correctly, back luck came to those who denied spirits.

Misc Info:

-Knows how to sing ‘He Mele No Lilo’ and ‘Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride’ from Lilo and Stitch.

-Can play the ukulele.

-Knows bits of Hawaiian.

-Loves to surf.

-He’s a big fruit lover, especially for pineapples and papayas.


Roleplay Paragraph Sample: (Two paragraphs minimal required.)

“What is this thing?”

Halulu looked up from his from his bed and grinned at Kupua’s question. She hadn’t said a word to him after coming home from the beach and had been floating around his room, looking and moving various objects around when he had packed for the move to Dulcedomum. Kupua hadn’t been interested in him gathering clothes or the suitcase for the flight off the island but now that he was winding down for the night she became curious about the object Halulu had set on top of his near bursting suitcase.

“That is my ukulele. You’ve never seen one before?” He asked as he rolled off his bed and crawled to his suitcase. Kupua floated back when Halulu picked up the ukulele but came closer when he started to pluck off a few tunes.

“I’ve seen plenty. I just didn’t know what they were called.” Kupua eyed the plucking strings before floating up and around Halulu’s head. “Can you play or are you like the ones at the beaches who pretend they can?” Halulu chuckled. She must’ve been talking about the tourists, they loved the ukuleles but couldn’t play to save they’re lives.

“Why yes I can; I even know a few songs. Would you like to hear a few?” He glanced at the spirit who had taken up a spot just about his shoulder. Kupua didn’t say anything, simply floating and waving her fins. Halulu smiled and started to play the very familiar tune of ‘Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride’.

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