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Nona Syborn

'They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery'

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a character in “The Decider”, as played by Issa

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'They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery'





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Name: Nona Euphemia Syborn
Nickname: None
Age: 18
Birth date: 17 April
Sexuality: Bisexual
Camp: Maydon
Cabin: One

Powers:
Power Replication
'Oh, you're power looks lovely. Now I have it too'
Nona can mimic and copy the powers of those around her, at times even stacking them up in a power mixture. She is able to select which power she copies and isn't forced to mimic anything within a certain range.

She is still expanding her range but so far if you're within a hearing distance, she can copy someone's powers. Once she has copied them, however, it doesn't matter how far away you are as she'll be able to use them until they wear off.

Weaknesses:
'My name is Latin for ninth and, oddly enough, nine is the amount of powers I can replicate at once before I go kaputt'
At any one time Nona can only replicate nine powers before she overworks herself and faints.

'Unfortunately they don't last forever'
It's different for each power, but on average Nona is able to mimic someone's power for a few hours after they have left. Of course, if they stay around her she's able to constantly mimic them.

'It's one thing to have power, another to know how to use it'
Just because Nona can copy powers, doesn't mean that she knows how to use them. She is getting better at figuring out how others' powers work but there are times when she'll copy a power and find that controlling it is beyond her.

'No one around, that's just great'
Alone or surrounded by powerless people, Nona's gift is rendered useless. She needs others around or else her power doesn't have anything to draw on.





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Likes:
Her Powers
Being around others with powers
Laughing
Having fun
Sarcasm
Swimming
Sunbathing

Dislikes:
Being useless
Dried fruit
Judgmental people
Snakes
Becoming overwhelmed

Fears:
Death Don't we all?'
Losing her powers 'I love the constant change my abilities give me, losing that would be like losing who I am'
Snakes 'I was bitten by one as a child and almost died. I've feared them ever since'

Hobbies:
Collecting powers 'So yeah, they vanish after a couple of hours, but I find it fun copying them anyway and learning to use them.'
Swimming 'More of a recreational hobby than anything else. My favourite thing to do is just lie back and float'

Thoughts: 'I've always been glad that I've attended Maydon. They've given me all the training I need to make the most of my power. Plus I'm in cabin one, with the big kids. Fairview has none of that.'




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Personality:
'I am what I am. Deal with it.'
Nona has never been one to follow convention or cave into peer pressure. She has always done what she wanted with a lazy grin and a sarcastic remark. There is a definite nonchalance to the girl, a relaxed attitude that some might interpret as laziness. In fact there is nothing lazy about Nona. She simple takes life at a different pace and sees no point in rushing through life when she just wants to enjoy the moment. She lives in the moment. You're always guaranteed a fun time with Nona around.

She has a quick wit and a sharper tongue. Get on her bad side and you're likely to receive an endless string of taunts. Some might call it bullying, Nona calls it putting people in their place. But her snappy remarks aren't just reserved for those she dislikes, Nona loves exchanging insults and sarcastic jokes with friends. Sarcasm seems to be her default humour.

Nona also loves to flirt, even when the other person is clearly uncomfortable. In fact she almost seems to take pleasure in making some people uncomfortable with her flirtations. When it comes down to it, as with trading insults, she loves someone who can match her and isn't intimidated.

That is what she looks for in a romantic interest, someone who isn't easily intimidated. Despite her laid-back attitude Nona can be very intimidating at times. Perhaps it's because she has a way of looking people over and finding their flaws, or simply because she can copy and perfectly replicate someone's powers making her as powerful as the strongest in the room, if not more.

Rather than play down her powers Nona has always tried to push the idea of their strength. She has trained surprisingly hard to be able to understand them well. When copying a power she doesn't automatically know how to use it. It has taken Nona years of practice to get where she is and she isn't about to let anyone forget quite how strong she is. More than once she has used her powers to get what she wants.

|| Nonchalant || Witty || Sarcastic || Flirt ||
|| Intimidating || Fun-loving ||





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History:
Nona is the only child of Rudy and Miranda Syborn, an older couple who had believed that they would never have a child of their own. Nona was their miracle baby, born after years of trying. As such she was spoiled from birth. Her parents doted on her, getting her anything she might need or want.

They lived moderately well in a quiet suburban neighbourhood. Nona didn't stand out much growing up. She was your typical, happy child with a collection of odd friends. There was nothing outwardly extraordinary about the girl.

The first signs that Rudy and Miranda's little angel wasn't so normal was at the age of ten, when Nona befriended a new student to the class, Joey. Whenever he was around her voices began to appear in her head. It was some before she realised that those voices were the thoughts of her classmates and more time still before she realised that she only heard them when she was around Joey.

She told her parents who, thinking something was wrong with her, took her to the doctors. They, of course, couldn't find anything wrong with her. It wasn't until the arrival of Nona's grandmother that things were explained. From there Nona's powers have only expanded and now, attending Camp Maydon, she continues to learn how to use her power (and others).

She is still learning her limits and it hasn't always been easy. The first time she was surrounded by more than one gifted individual she automatically soaked up their powers. Not knowing how to use them however meant that she was as much a danger to others as she was to herself. Nona has had to learn to shut off her powers, only calling on them when focusing on a few powers. If she tries to mimic more than nine her body overloads and she faints, usually waking up with a terrible headache.

Other: 'In the immortal words of M.I.A "Live Fast, Die Young"'
'Bad Girls' by M.I.A'

So begins...

Nona Syborn's Story

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Character Portrait: Nona Syborn Character Portrait: Peter Renson Moses Character Portrait: Bret Nukem Character Portrait: Vivi Forrester Character Portrait: Emmy South Character Portrait: Juniper Fallon Character Portrait: Sonya Trevino Character Portrait: Noah Fenton Character Portrait: Adalyn Hathaway Character Portrait: Caroline Rose Character Portrait: Josh Ryan Character Portrait: Daphne Evans Character Portrait: Malcolm Friedland Character Portrait: Cain Masons Character Portrait: Crystal Edwards
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Lake Meadstone
The Amphitheatre
12.30 pm


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Midday has passed and the campers from each side have just finished lunch. Many slowly wonder towards the amphitheatre, the meeting place for the beginning of the game. At 1pm the camp directors will begin by explaining the rules for the capture the flag. Maydon and Fairview might not get along, but the directors have made sure to set out a variety of rules to give the impression of cooperation. If those rules are actually followed, well that's another question.
Until then each camper has an opportunity to analyse their opponents. Or, alternatively, they might just want to have as much time to prepare themselves for the coming 'game'. Whatever they decide everyone must be at the amphitheatre in time and ready to begin the Decider.



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Nona Syborn sat at the back of the amphitheatre, halfway along the row. Her legs were cross and her elbows rested behind her as she reclined on the sloped grass. A small smirk played across her face as her eyes swept across the arriving students. Nona had made her way early to the amphitheatre, all the better to sort through the gifts of the campers from Fairview. She knew that there were strong powers in the other camp and the longer she had to assess what was what, the better her ability to replicate them. Of course it also let her assess more than just each camper's power.

Her smirk turned to an expression of disdain as a power on the edge of her range indicated an approaching camper. Emmy South wondered into the amphitheatre, her expression as empty and distracted as could be expected. Nona had never liked the girl, but she had to admit that Emmy's power of gravity manipulation was one she never passed a chance to replicate. Luckily Nona would soon have a vast range of gifts to pick from. She would wait until the games actually started too, all the better to lengthen the time she could replicate each gift. She had already decided that, Markson Maydon's, Maydon's director, power was one she would use in the game. Sure, she could only create blasts of wind and balls of flame so far, but give her a chance and she'd soon be able to manipulate all the elements like he could.

Nona's eyes scanned those present and those arriving, hoping to find someone she liked. Josh was always fun to flirt with and since he was in fairview she wasn't bored with him yet. Or perhaps she would amuse herself by playing with one of Maydon's shyest. Her eyes fell upon Noah Fenton, inhabitant of cabin three and currently fidgeting nervously as he waited for everyone to arrive. As if he sensed her gaze Noah frooze and Nona felt her interest slip away.

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Emmy was reading, the book currently held most of her attention and if it wasn't for the almost subconscious use of her powers she most likely would have fallen over long ago. She bit her lip as she flipped the page over and kept walking. She was aimed vaguely in the direction of the amphitheatre, it was almost time for the game to begin. But Emmy was determined to finish her book before that happened, which was why she was now walking and reading.

A set of steep stairs appeared in front of her. Instead of tripping and falling down them she simply continued walking in a straight line, her powers letting her float over the top of them. She really didn't even need to move her legs since she could basically make herself fly. She could just float to the amphitheatre if she wanted to really. A moment later she stopped, simultaneously realising that she was several feet above the stairs and coming to the end of her book. She closed the book with a satisfied thump and a moment later lowered herself to the ground. Then, leaving gravity to act naturally, she walked the rest of the way to the amphitheatre.

The area itself had once been used as the gathering place for when the camps were one, or at least that's what Augustus Axel one of the Fairview staff members had told her. Whatever it had once been, the amphitheatre was now used to stage the beginning and end of the annual grudge match between the two camps.

The stands were relatively empty at the moment. Emmy spotted Nona at the back, her eyes scanning the campers for someone to bully no doubt. Others were seated already and many were still to come. Emmy took a seat in the front row on the fairview side of the gathering. She rested her elbows on her knees and her chin in her hands and waited for the fun to begin.


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Noah was nervous. He disliked the thought of going into this 'game'. It would, undoubtedly, turn violent. He knew that there were grudges, he even had some of his own. But where he differed from some of the other campers was in his powers. His powers were only good for escaping. They weren't offensive at all. Others had the type of powers that could start wars.
Extreme sports, bungy jumping and so on were things he could handle. He loved those kind of challenges, but put him face to face with another person who was threatening him and Noah became slightly less than willing. Sure, he could basically escape any situation but he liked to think that that was also because he knew when to avoid them too.

Noah sat at the front, closest to the exit that led back to camp Maydon and his safe cabin. It was his habit to make sure he had a quick getaway. He could feel eyes on the back of his neck. Perhaps it was his powers or perhaps it was instinct, but he stopped fidgeting and soon felt the pressure vanish. Feeling relieved Noah stretched out his legs and glanced up at Mr Maydon, the director of his camp. He was a hard man who believed that a regimented camp was better than what went on at Fairview. Noah had never been too sure. He thought that Fairview always looked like a lot more fun for someone like him with a less powerful ability.

He shook his head, now was hardly the time to be thinking about what camp he preferred. He was about to fight them after all. Well avoid was the better way to put it. Perhaps he would be tasked with running avoidance, or holding the far flank. Just as long as it wasn't anything too central and in the action. There was usually some discussion amongst each camp over the plan of attack. Maydon's plan was usually centered around the campers from cabin one.

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Bret had started to make his way to the Amphitheater. "Let's see what this is all about..." He saw people from the other camp were there, one fidgeting, the other staring him down. He didn't know either of them, and didn't really care to either. He wasn't really paying too much attention walking there, only looking around to see who else was there.

He spotted someone he recognized. She was from another cabin, but still in the same camp. He watched her go towards the Amphitheater, reading a book. Looking closer, he saw her float in the air and softly land, finishing her book. She walked over to seat in the front row. "Holy shit.." Now Bret was interested, and ran the rest of the way. Slowing down approaching her, not wanting to run into her and knock her over.

Bret took a seat next to the girl before turning his head to talk to her. "That was pretty neat right there. Gee, I'd to something to like that, it'd be a nice running start and hope ya glide a bit. Man reading and flying... that must be like, walking and chewing bubble gum, while juggling chainsaws."

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Cain whistled as he walked towards the amphitheater, hands shoved into he pockets of his jeans. His merriment ended as he encroached upon the grassy steps of the amphitheater. There weren't many people that occupied the stands, the spattering of campers letting him know that he was early and therefore would have to wait for the beginning of the game. With an overly exasperated sigh he scouted the area for the ideal place to sit, deciding on a spot beside Emmy, leaning back on his elbows with a grin on his face, "Hey Emmy, how's it going?"

His eyes flickered down momentarily down towards the book that was clasped in her hands, raising an eyebrow as he tried to catch the title of the book. When he was unsuccessful he returned his attention to Emmy, "Good book?"

All that he could do now was wait for the games, and by consequence, the fun to begin with the official opening of the games after a quick pep talk about the basic rules and how people should take care not to injure each other. It was the same every year, Cain wasn't quite sure why they repeated it any more. He knew that he at least had that sum-bitch memorized by now.




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(Just as a side note.. I've never made an outfit for a character before and I don't follow the fashions... so I'm just going by my gut instinct here...)





Crystal stood at the back of the amphitheater, looking about the small mass of campers that were already congregating here. She felt nausea knotting her stomach as she stood there. She wanted to turn around and leave, to go back and fix up her appearance. Anything to forestall the judgement that would be bestowed upon her. At least in her own mind. She looked down at her outfit and did some last minute adjustments as she forced herself to take deep, calming breaths, "No one's paying attention to you Crystal, why would they? So just stay calm. Sit down and get through this. Maybe even catch up with one of your friends, OK?"

With the pep talk done Crystal walked forth with more purpose, each step that she took deliberate and letting her hips sway as her eyes scanned for anyone that may judge her, making snide comments about her appearance behind her back or openly sneer. One would think with this being her third year in attendance Crystal would feel more comfortable in her skin here and no long be so concerned with the trivial judgements of others. That having gone trough the trials of high school that she would have left such adolescent thoughts behind her. Yet Crystal seemed unable, or unwilling, to let herself believe that such things stopped and was obsessed with not allowing anyone to judge her. Yet the fear remained.

She swallowed as she saw Nona, the woman was notorious for being a bully, making Crystal want to stay as far from her as humanely possible. She sat on the back row of he amphitheater, hugging herself as she rested her chin on her knees, looking down towards the leaders of the camps, awaiting instruction.

Crystal both loved and loathed the game. She loved how it brought everyone together and it was one of the few times she felt at ease, knowing everyone was too absorbed in the game to care about her appearance or let alone if she made a few social mistakes. But she hated the violent and competitive side of it, she was easily spotted when using her powers and although she felt calm around her teammates it was almost guaranteed the other side were talking smack about her.

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Adalyn left her cabin, and started her trek to the amphitheater. As she walked, she let her mind wander to the thought of the game she was about to partake in. The thought of pitting the camps against each other didn't really appeal to her. What was the point, to see which camp was stronger? Even though she didn't understand it, she didn't let it agitate her. The game was also a small problem for her, seeing as her power wasn't that useful on the offensive; persuasion is more of a defence. It was possible to be offensive if her power was used creatively, she would just have to figure it out.

The amphitheater wasn't that far from her cabin, so it only took a few short minutes to reach it. As she went in, she spotted a small number of campers already there. Among them, Nona caught her eye, sprawled on her back. As she passed her, she couldn't help but send a glare in her direction. It was safe to say the two didn't get along well. Up in the front row, she saw her fellow Fairview campers, and went to sit with them. "Hey guys," she greeted. She knew people were somewhat wary around her, due to her capabilities, so she just left it at that.

Her attention turned to the camp directors on the stage in front of them, awaiting as they explained the rules of the game. It wasn't her first time playing, so she already knew the rules, but they went ahead and did this every year.

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Emmy hadn't been seated long before she was joined by a fellow Fairview camper. He wasn't in her cabin, but she recognised him from one of the other cabins. Bret was his name, he was a camper that she hadn't had much to do with until now,
"That was pretty neat right there. Gee, I'd to something to like that, it'd be a nice running start and hope ya glide a bit. Man reading and flying... that must be like, walking and chewing bubble gum, while juggling chainsaws." He had obviously seen her floating in the air while reading, a trick she hadn't consciously done.
Emmy shrugged, a smile on her face as she shook her head,
"Juggling chainsaws?" Emmy giggled, finding the imagery behind the words quite funny, "I wouldn't go that far." Perhaps to someone who couldn't manipulate their gravity and fly it looked hard, but to Emmy it was one of the easier things to do.

A moment later Cain sat down on her other side,
"Hey Emmy, how's it going?" He said as he joined her. Emmy grinned at him, pleased that her friend had joined her. Cain and Emmy shared cabin one in fairview and had become friends.
"It's going great!" Emmy declared with a grin, "I can't wait for this game to begin." She added, making sure to include Bret in the conversation too.
Cain's attention slid down to the book in Emmy's hands. He attempted to read the title,
"Good book?" He asked. Emmy angled the book so he could read the title and nodded happily,
"Catch-22" She said, reading the title, "Crazy and confusing, but a great read.

It wasn't long before another fairview camper joined the group. Adalyn sat down with the three, a simple "Hey guys." her only greeting.
"HI Adalyn." Emmy replied with a friendly smile.

Emmy glanced around the amphitheatre. The seats were still relatively empty, but there was still plenty of time for people to arrive. Emmy caught sight of Nona seated at the back, her face seemed to be set in a permanent smirk as she surveyed those below her. Emmy knew that Nona could copy people's powers, a trick that could mean even now she was acquiring Emmy's gravity manipulation. Emmy hated the thought of someone else being able to control gravity, not because she wanted to keep the power as her own, but because she knew how dangerous it could be in the wrong hands. Emmy just had to hope that Nona wouldn't know how to use it yet.

"So, what do you reckon?" Emmy asked, bringing her full attention back to those sitting around her, "Fairview has it in the bag?" She asked with a grin. Sure, Fairview might not have the same strict rules as Maydon, but there was a lot to be said for enjoying yourself. Emmy often felt that people from her camp were able to work together a whole lot better because there wasn't that whole competitive, ranked thing going on.