OC Database: Miharu Takai SochikoMiharu Takai Sochiko
(Mee-haa-roo tah-kai soh-chee-koh)
Miharu is a very shy, withdrawn, perpetually young man who has had the worst imaginable luck ever since he was a baby.
When he was about three years old, his mother and father got into a horrible fight in which they actually resorted to using magic against each other. Something went horribly wrong, and there was some kind of explosion that killed his father, and somehow teleported him and his mother far away in random directions, and nearly destroyed all their memories.
A woman named Sachi, Kazuki's mother, found him alone in the woods and took him in as her own son. He grew up under Kazuki's father Noboru's strict parenting, until Kazuki decided he'd had enough and ran away from home with Miharu when they were about ten years old.
Along the way, they were kidnapped by a man who had hoped to offer them for ransom. Something in Kazuki snapped, and he killed the man.
The two boys found an aban
OC Database: Ryuu Misai SochikoRyuu Misai Sochiko
(Ree-ooh mee-sai soh-chee-koh)
Ryuu is an extremely flirtatious, very feminine, and often wildly emotional man who is not exactly known for making good decisions.
He has a very lustful nature and practically no shame, but he adores his family more than anything and is a loyal, yet sometimes exasperating friend.
Itsuki Takahashi has been his best friend since they were babies. Itsuki knows him better than anyone, and is probably the only person capable of keeping him under control (and keeping him from making stupid decisions and getting himself hurt).
Ryuu's mother and father always fought while he was growing up, and he was emotionally scarred by it a lot more than he ever let on, even to Itsuki. His parents got into a violent fight once, and their combined magic exploded off one another and caused his father's death. His mother, and his little brother Miharu (who had wandered in mindlessly at exactly the wrong moment) were acc
OC Database: Kirai SochikoKirai Sochiko
Kirai was one of Izumi and Korin's twin boys. He was horribly abused by his father, who never wanted him, and he was also neglected by his mother, who seemed to like his brother Shirou more. He was very depressed and masochistic, and often suicidal, but never actually succeeded in any of his attempts.
He was very feminine, and was highly emotional and had extreme mood-swing problems. He would go from giddy and excited to suddenly morbidly depressed to violently angry to completely blank in ten seconds flat.
He had a good heart, however, and was always close to Ryuu, who felt bad for him and saw much more potential in him than anyone else did. He was very good at Sochiko magic.
He hated his father with the strongest burning hatred imaginable. Korin decided one day that he was sick of looking at his bizarre feminine son and tried to kill him. Something in Kirai's damaged mind snapped horribly. Kirai killed and maimed Korin,
OC Database: The Sochikos -General-The Sochiko Family
Ryuu and Miharu's father Misai passed away many years ago, and I'll get into the explanation of how, a bit later. Their mother Rikiya has since passed on as well, and remembered almost nothing of her past and could not take care of herself any longer when Ryuu found her. She had become very old by then, having aged very quickly in a short amount of time. (Which is possible and common in this universe.)
Her sons took care of her up until her death. She remembered nothing other than Miharu for a while, but eventually came to remember Ryuu as well.
Rikiya had soft blue hair just like Miharu's, and bright blue eyes like Miharu's blue eye. She had a lot of magic in her, and was a very powerful woman, though I haven't decided exactly what abilities she had.
Misai had long purple hair, a sharp nose, and piercing red eyes like Ryuu's. He always dressed very well and never smiled.
Supposedly, he was very good with women in his younger days, and used to be qui
OC Database: Lady Ophelia, Other DollsLady Ophelia
TL;DR: Ophelia is a pretty porcelain doll that Shuri created. She is a bit emotionless at times, and cannot speak, but is very loyal to Stasia and would never betray her.
She has a very curious and adventurous spirit, and enjoys exploring the Underworld with Stasia. She is oddly intelligent for a doll.
Ophelia is the only being apart from Stasia who knows about None, but she has never met him. Dolls are not allowed to leave the Inner Sanctum without permission, apart from Stasia. (Though Shuri is not known to punish them if they ever do wander off; most of the time they don't really know any better and didn't know they were being disobedient)
Name meanings/Character Origin: It really was just the first thing I thought of. I thought it sounded pretty and fit for her somehow. Ophelia is also a name from Shakespeare's Hamlet, which is my favorite of the Shakespeare plays that I've read.
Ophelia was originally supposed to just be
OC Database: NoneNone
(His name is pronounced the same as the word "none," as in "I looked for some cookies, but there were none in the jar.")
TL;DR: None is an unfinished, broken doll that Shuri started to make long ago with pieces left over from the process of creating Erom, but she forgot about him and never finished him.
She never intended to bring him to life, and thought he was inanimate when she threw him out. Unbeknownst to her, he did somehow come to life anyhow, and spent a very long time alone in the dark of the Junk Pile before Stasia came across him.
The little harlequin doll was very kind to him, and came to visit him every "day" (Though the passage of time is difficult to track in a world of constant night) to keep him company.
She never told Shuri about him, because she feared her kind mistress would be heartbroken to learn the pain she had caused unintentionally for this doll.
Stasia learned to paint doll faces the way Shuri does, and painted a face for None. Her attempt
OC Database: StasiaStasia
TL;DR: Stasia is a delicate little porcelain doll who was with Shuri when she first came into being one day out of thin air in a quiet little English town.
When Shuri met Guinny and unlocked her inner power, Stasia came to life, and has been living happily with Shuri ever since.
She is unlike any other doll Shuri has made herself. She's very lively and is an excellent dancer. She is essentially a tiny little human rather than a doll.
She is very shy, but very sweet and fun-loving. She is nearly always happy, and always looks and sounds excited.
She is learning to sew like Shuri.
She once found a broken, forgotten doll in the Underworld Junk Pile, who had apparently come to life by mistake without Shuri's knowledge, and had never been given a face. Stasia became close friends with him, and later fell in love with him. She painted a face for him, and he was finally able to tell her he loved her too.
Stasia is also close friends with another porcela
OC Database: Erom RevenErom Reven
TL;DR: Erom Reven is a living puppet-like being created by Shuri as a companion for herself in her crippling loneliness, and also as an experiment to find the extent of her own power.
He had no emotion when he first came to life, but over time he is slowly developing emotion and personality.
He is fully devoted to Shuri, and loves her deeply, despite his small range of emotion.
He is highly intelligent, and has a very powerful mind and keen eyesight. He enjoys reading and writing, and has quite a love of learning.
He is a little bit ignorant of human customs, however, and still has much to learn. Shuri does not like to take him outside the Underworld, as she is afraid that the world will hurt him the way it has hurt her.
Name meanings/Character Origin: "Erom Reven" is "Nevermore" backwards, a reference to Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven." "Erom Reven" is actually either a double first name or a first/middle name. He does not have a
OC Database: The UnderworldThe Underworld came into existence the moment Shuri appeared. At first, only the Inner Sanctum existed. There was nothing in it at all. Slowly, more things began to appear, some by Shuri's conscious decision, some by subconscious needs she didn't realize she had.
The Underworld is sort of a physical manifestation of Shuri's mind, as well, which is how all Soul Collector's realms work.
It is not heaven or hell. Shuri is not a goddess. She's sort of an underling of God, I suppose, I don't really want to get into the theology of it. It's not intended to be in our world, it's another universe; it's not meant to be thought about too deeply, and has nothing at all to do with my own beliefs. It's a story, it's not real.
It's called the "Underworld," but it is not literally underground. It's more of an alternate dimension type thing.
Only the souls within Shuri's possession go to her Underworld, as I've said, other souls go to their Soul Collector's realm.
Shuri's Underworld has many differ