Birthdate: September 25
Languages: Mandarin Chinese, Japanese
Shouren has dark hair and eyes. He's a small and unassuming sort, standing only about 5'2''. Shou has a rather solid build for his size, and few would mistake him for anything other than a warrior if they actually looked at him. On the other hand, beneath his uniform it can be easy to lose track of what is muscle and what is just cloth.
Name: Zhu Que (Vermillion Bird)
Appearance: Zhu Que is sealed into a changdao. The hilt is black metal with a deep red garnet set into it. The blade is almost two feet long. The sheath is black with a rendition of the Vermillion Bird of the south painted on it.
Shikai Description: Zhu Que maintains the form of a changdao in release, though the upper portion of the blade gains the bird design etched in bronze on both sides. The sharp edges of the blade turn crimson while the rest of the metal maintains its normal steel sheen.
Flash Fire- Brilliant flashes of quick-burning red fire flare towards the target. They cause minimal damage, but can be fired very quickly and repetitively without draining Shouren’s power too quickly.
Sea of Flames - Blood red fire washes from Zhu Que’s blade, spreading in a wide arc towards the target. Can strike multiple targets.
Tears of the Phoenix - If Shouren concentrates for a moment on his own wounds, or the wounds of others, he can force a small patch of fire to appear over the wound. This fire restores health.
Phoenix Song - As a fight begins to look bad for Shouren, he can sometimes trigger the Phoenix Song. The haunting melody can be heard for quite a distance. It can be memorizing, and completely distract the enemy, depending on just how focused the individual is. Further more, it can be used to call for aid.
Bankai Description: In complete form the phoenix etching at the top of the blade changes to be inlaid with what appears to be garnet. The blade itself turns a solid black and the sharp edges retain their crimson color. The hilt also stays black with the garnet set in the pommel. With these changes Alexios gains black bracers that go from his wrist to halfway up his forearm. He also gains a black collar style choker that has a portion that extends down over his collar bones to just over the top of his chest.
Abilities from his first release are still available
Blazing Phoenix - Shouren points Zhu Que at a target and a projectile shaped like a bird made of fire launches towards them. It can and will follow them if they change directions, but will detonate and do its damage on the first thing it hits - barrier, target, or tree, for example.
Burning Sea - The ground under a chosen target erupts into flames dealing damage with a chance of trapping them in place for one turn.
Fire Storm - A whirlwind of flames materializes around an opponent serving to injure them and attempt to obscure their vision for one turn.
Played By: Lenara