Character Profiles

Joan Messi

GIVEN NAME: Joan
FAMILY NAME: Messi (later Thundyil, hyphenated as Messi-Thundyil)
NATIONALITY: French-American (Earth)
KAFO: None (see kafo guide)
GENDER: Female
POWERS:

  • Fonya – level 6.2 (sufficient to generate winds up to 70 mph)
  • Jiya – level 6.5 (sufficient to lower the surrounding temperature below freezing and move up to 30 gallons of liquid or solid water)
  • Taya – level 6.1 (sufficient to raise the surrounding temperature to 3090 °F (1700 °C) and project flames over a distance of 15 ft)
  • An unnamed ability to manipulate metals (since Joan is the only known theonite with this power, there is no measuring system for it)
SPECIAL SKILLS: Joan has an eidetic memory for everything she has read (and she has read a lot), cello
STRENGTH: Level 6 (strong enough to lift 300 lbs, just above average for a theonite her age. It should be noted that this is Joan’s baseline strength, without any training or conditioning)
TOP SPEED: 45 mph (slightly below the adult theonite average of 47 mph. Again, this is Joan’s baseline speed, without ever having seriously worked her leg muscles)
VERTICAL JUMP: 13 ft (just below the average jump height for a 13-year-old theonite)
LANGUAGES: English/Lindish (fluent), French/Pichonish (fluent), Yammaninke (rudimentary)
HEIGHT: 5’1″
WEIGHT: 130 lbs (a normal Earthling Joan’s size would weigh about 100 lbs. Her dense theonite muscle adds an extra 30 lbs, putting her at the average weight for a 13-year-old theonite)

Daniel Thundyil

GIVEN NAME: Daniel
FAMILY NAME: Thundyil
NATIONALITY: Disanka-Carythian (Duna)
KAFO: Kele koro (the Thundyil family has a claim to honorary manga koro status that neither Daniel nor his father recognize) (see kafo guide)
GENDER: Male
POWERS:

  • Taya – level 7.2 (sufficient to raise the surrounding temperature to 3090 °F (1700 °C) and project flames over a distance of 15 ft)
  • Fonya – level 3.4 (sufficient to generate winds up to 30 mph)

Note: While Daniel’s fonya is negligible on his own, it increases his flame-throwing range to 30 ft (twice the range he could achieve using his taya alone). This taya/fonya combination gives him the rare ability to breathe fire.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Hand-to-hand combat (favored syles include isandlabali and jarabolo), acrobatics, dance, drums, singing
STRENGTH: Level 6 (strong enough to lift 300 lbs, just above average for a theonite his age)
TOP SPEED: 57 mph (Daniel is exceptionally fast, with a sprint speed well above the 47-mph average for a theonite his age)
VERTICAL JUMP: 20 ft (much higher than the average 13-year-old theonite jump height of 14 ft)
LANGUAGES: Disankinke (fluent), Lindish (fluent), Yammaninke (fluent)
HEIGHT: 5’0″
WEIGHT: 130 lbs (an Earthling Daniel’s size would weigh about 100 lbs. His theonite muscle adds an extra 30 lbs, putting him at the average weight for a 13-year-old theonite)


Kente Ekwenzi

FAMILY NAME: Ekwenzi
GIVEN NAME: Kente
NATIONALITY: Yammanka
KAFO: Senkuli (see kafo guide)
GENDER: Male
POWERS: Taya – level 6.5
SPECIAL SKILLS: As a glassworker, Kente specializes in jewelry making (the Ekwenzi family’s specialty). He also enjoys making weapons, though he lacks formal training.
STRENGTH: Level 5.1 (sufficient to lift almost 300 lbs, average for a theonite his age)
TOP SPEED: 56 mph (way faster than the average 47 mph)
VERTICAL JUMP: 17 ft (well above the average 14 ft)
LANGUAGES: Yammaninke (fluent), Lindish (proficient)
HEIGHT: 5’0″
WEIGHT: 126 lbs


Fikile ‘Fiki’ Zithathwa

FAMILY NAME: Zithathwa
GIVEN NAME: Fikile
NICKNAME: Fiki
NATIONALITY: Sizwean-Yammanka (Duna)
KAFO: Numu (see kafo guide)
GENDER: Female
POWERS: Taya – level 6.9
SPECIAL SKILLS: Fiki’s family specializes in car repair, resulting in her being a competent mechanic and metalworker, but her calling is painting. She is also a gifted potter, hairdresser, and makeup artist.
STRENGTH: Level 5.5 (sufficient to lift almost 300 lbs, just above average for a theonite her age)
TOP SPEED: 42 mph (slower than the average 47 mph)
VERTICAL JUMP: 13 ft (just below the average 14 ft)
LANGUAGES: Isi-Sizwe (fluent), Yammaninke (fluent), Lindish (proficient)
HEIGHT: 5’1″
WEIGHT: 127 lbs


Matsuda Izumo

FAMILY NAME: Matsuda
GIVEN NAME: Izumo
NATIONALITY: Shirojima Kaigenese
KAFO: Kele koro (see kafo guide)
GENDER: Male
POWERS: Jiya – level 4.8
A note on Izumo’s powers: Izumo’s low jiya level is a result of his complete inability to control temperature or ice, but the standard system of power levels does not reflect his exceptional abilities in other areas. While most jijakalu can only control pure and/or salt water, Izumo has the rare ability to control any liquid substance, including but not limited to oil, acid, blood, and molten metal. As of Orbit, this ability is mostly untrained.
SPECIAL SKILLS: Izumo has undergone extensive training with a katana, but has never taken to combat because of his nerves and general lack of confidence. He is, however, a naturally gifted mechanic and swordsmith.
STRENGTH: Level 4.5 (sufficient to lift 280 lbs, slightly below average for a theonite his age)
TOP SPEED: 44 mph (slower than the average 47 mph)
VERTICAL JUMP: 11 ft (well under the average 14 ft)
LANGUAGES: Shirojima Dialect (fluent), Kaigengua (fluent), Lindish (fluent), Yammainke (fluent)
HEIGHT: 4’9″
WEIGHT: 120 lbs