❤ Tinkering and figuring out how things work ❤ Mexican food and fried chicken ❤ Steampunk
🛇 Being told what to do (that includes instructions... she'd rather figure it out on her own) 🛇 Being interrupted or distracted when she's working on something 🛇 Cold food that should be hot and vice versa
✓ Heroic ✓ Creative ✓ Resourceful
✗ Impulsive ✗ Sassy ✗ Reckless
Ability Name: Terrakinesis (Earth Manipulation)
General Description: User can create, shape and manipulate earth and "earthen" elements including most solid objects, specifically all minerals and mineral compositions regardless of their state (mountain, boulder, sand or dust), dirt, soil, etc.
D-Rank: Most of Kennedy's terrakinesis at this level is triggered by negative emotions such as fear, grief, or anger. If she is experiencing such emotions, she may cause tremors in her general area... not anything particularly destructive, but enough to maybe knock someone off balance or knock an item off of a shelf or table, etc.
With some practice, she can eventually change the density properties of a small area of earth, sand, dust etc... i.e. she can loosen a clump of dirt into fine grains or pack a handful of sand into a more hardened rock-like substance. She can also shape or mold the earth like a clay in order to create a hole about the size of her fist, leave a simple mark or message, etc.
Kennedy can use her mind to lift, move and manipulate a bit of earth about the size of her fist at this level.
STORY SO FAR
Kennedy has been a daddy's girl since day one. It could have something to do with the fact that, when her parents split up when she was a little girl, he was the only one who wanted her. While her mom moved back to her hometown of Willow Creek after the divorce, her dad continued to raise Kennedy in New York. She was his entire world, and he was her hero. He was a very attentive, loving father who did his best to keep positive female influences in her life while doing his best to teach her what he knew about mechanics, survival, sports, and other things usually associated with men as a stereotype.
So it would come as no surprise that when her father, passed away on the job as a firefighter when Kennedy was 14, her entire life was turned head over heels. Not only did she lose the person she loved the most, but she was also torn away from her life in New York and sent to live with her mom in some small town in Massachusetts. It was clear from the start that her mother didn't really want her there. She was very distant and impatient, and treated Kennedy more like a minor nuisance than her daughter.
In her new school, Kennedy did her best to keep to herself, which wasn't difficult considering her growing depression and how it left the teen merely a shell of the happy, lively young lady that she had been when her dad was still alive. She might have gone all through high school unnoticed and maybe have even sunk so deep in her sadness that she disappeared altogether had it not been for the fact that another girl named Jade reached out to her. Jade was beautiful, friendly, and popular and the two hit it off almost immediately and became fast friends.
Kennedy was in a grade below Jade, but once she graduated, Kennedy moved out to Crawford City for college and she and Jade got an apartment together. She was grateful to get away from her judgmental mother and that house that wasn't a home. Kennedy had taken up a couple of random jobs waitressing or in retail to pay the expenses of school and having their own place, but deep down she always knew that what she really wanted was to be a hero like her father. So even after graduating with an engineering degree, Kennedy joined the Crawford City Fire Department.
About a week and a half or so ago, a 911 call came in that, although she didn't know it yet, would change Kennedy's life forever. There were a set of coal mines in the woods between Willow Creek and Crawford. Unbeknownst to the miners, the strange earthquake back in February had left at least one of the mines structurally unsafe, and it had collapsed. Kennedy and members of her crew were dispatched to the mines to rescue the workers who had been left buried alive.
The team succeeded in getting out most of the miners without any life-threatening injuries, but during the rescue, she heard a faint voice calling for help from deeper within the rubble. Stupidly and impulsively, she made her way through the debris on her own, an oxygen tank strapped to her back so that the attached mask could help her breathe. When finally she came to the man, who had broken his leg in the collapse, he had fallen unconsciuous, and another tremor had happened and more of the mine had collapsed behind her. They were trapped.
Kennedy knew that clearing their way to her would take time, and that she only had enough oxygen for one person for that long. So after contacting her crew and confirming that they were working their hardest to make it to them, Kennedy strapped the oxygen mask onto the unconscious miner and waited. Even though she could hear the team working to find them, she was running out of air, and she felt weaker and grew more tired. She felt as though her life was slipping away... but to her surprise, she wasn't sad, or scared. She was going to see her dad again.
Eventually everything went black, and there was nothing, and it was peaceful. And then suddenly there was this bright light that silhouetted a figure in her mind. And she heard it speak in her dad's voice, "It's not your time, Kennedy. You have important work to do still."
Suddenly she woke up, in a hospital room, hooked up to several machines... and it had been about a week since the collapse. Kennedy was still confused about what exactly had happened, but she was filled with a renewed determination to make her dad proud.
How Did You Find Us?: Treasure map
Experience: All of them
I (Kennedy Stark) have read the site rules and understand them. The code word for the rules is: (Elektro)