Species: Custom, about the size of a toa, with skin the texture of hardened leather.
Appearance: Tale, lean, and slim. He wears a long coat of chainmail, made of solid protosteel, and of such a fine mesh that it could stop literally any kind of arrow. It reaches in a skirt to below his knees, the skirt is split down the center of the front and back to allow extra movability. It has a hood, and the arms reache down to Ataz's wrists. Over this, he wears a dark green surcoat with a rampant lion in golden thread in it's center. He wears a pair of pauldrons that protect his upper arm, and a pair of vambraces that cover the back of his elbows, and wears a pair of ornate pair of gauntlets. His helmet is like that of a soldier of Gondor (From the return of the king). He wears an arming sword at his right side, and has a bastard sword slung onto his back. Also on his back is his shield, a broad kite shield. A pack of throwing darts are slung at his left shoulder.
Weapons and Equipment: Ataz wears a mixture of plate armor and chain mail, as listed in his appearance. He wields a bastard sword (or a hand and a half sword if you prefer) on his back, and has a long arming sword. Both are lightweight, but expertly made, and almost impossible to smash. His shield is made of a strange lightweight and durable metal, with the front of it made of protosteel. The shield carries the same coat of arms as his surcoat. Lastly, he uses a quiver of throwing darts.
Abilities: Ataz possesses a wiry strength, as well as an excellent stamina and agility and speed.
Power: Power over sound, including the ability to move at the speed of sound for quick bursts.
Transformation: Ataz transforms into a black panther, covered practically from nose to tail with layered plate armor, which allows for great maneuverability and great protection. His claws are made of protosteel, and he usually uses his powers in the form of a sonic roar.
Bio: Ataz was a famous mercenary and warrior. Like many other people he was attracted to the tournament. He joined up with another mercenary, Moka.
Appearance: Moka is, to put it simply, bizarre. Hardly anyone would ever think of him as a vortixx. Standing a few heads taller then a toa, Moka is far less mechanical then any other member of his species - an estimated 40-50% mechanical. His face is almost humanoid, with bright yellow eyes shining out from his deep green skin. He wears a long coat that reaches almost to his ankles. His mechanical parts are all armored, and he wears a pauldron over his coat, covering his neck and shoulders, as well as the top of his body. He wears a leather belt slung over his right shoulder, and crossing his chest to end at the left side of his waist. He has several canisters of bolts clipped on. Two sheaths house twin short katana. To top this all off, he wears what is probably his best form of defense, his hat. More correctly, his helmet. At first it appears to be a massive round shield balanced on top of his head. A closer inspection reveals something far more. The hat is made out of pure protosteel, making it almost totally impervious to any attack. it's edges are razor sharp, making it a deadly throwing weapon. It is massive, with a diameter of almost three feet.
For a better description of Moka's pauldron, face, coat, build and hat, see here.
Abilities: Moka is an exceptional athlete, and makes even the most agile Vortixx look like a bumbling hulk beside him. He is extremely agile and fast, as well as possessing quite good strength, and great stamina. He is an excellent shot with his crossbow, even though with it's abilities he could have easily used it as a spray and pray weapon. He is, on top of this, quite skilled in hand to hand fighting, especially with fists and twin swords.
Equipment: Moka wields what would for him be a nice, one handed axe, which he can use with either one or two hands. It is about three and a half to four feet long, and would be a two handed weapon for any toa. His primary weapon however, is his crossbow, a highly mechanized weapon, which he can wield with either one or two hands. The crossbow has two strings, and bolts are loaded onto each alternatively. After a shot, the string is wound back to it's former stance, ready for use by the time the next shot is fired, this way allowing Moka to keep up a constant rain of bolts. The bolts are stored in canisters of about thirty bolts, which are loaded automatically onto the crossbow from the canister's position. He carries several spare canisters on him, as well as having dozens more in his packs. To add to this, he carries what he calls 'heavy artillery'. Namely, small rockets that can be fired from his crossbow. Like his bolts, he carries a large store in backup, as well as three on him. The second however would not be accessible during a battle. He wears a massive, plate like hat, made of pure protosteel, and with straps for his arm in hand, so he can use it as a shield if need be.
His armor and clothing, and helmet have been described in the appearance, so I will not go into any more detail.
Transformation: Furnace Salamander.
Personality: Strong and silent are the right words to use. However, Moka has many more traits. He is extremely stubborn, he has a long memory, and has been known to hold grudges for hundreds of years. To add to this mix, he has a high sense of honor.
Bio: Another mercenary, Moka joined the tournament with Ataz.
Let me know if Ataz needs to be powered down at all.