MELThe Deceitful Textbook
■ Grimoire ■ 27-? ■ Cleric?
...At First Glance
When it comes to deciding his physical human appearance, Mel settles for the meager built with a pinch of definition. He continuously switches from brown to white skin tone, but always seems to settle for a beige tint that complements his light green eyes. No matter the human form he takes, Mel never seems to have any hair. Instead, there are many black and red symbols covering his entire head-- similar to the symbols found throughout his pages while in grimoire form. To make up for his lack of hair, he sports a white hooded robe trimmed in red. It is identical to what normal Licensed Clerics are given after they become well adept in their field of healing--give or take a few missing emblems and altered coloring. He has also taking a liking to round shaped reading glasses and feels somewhat "Exposed" if he doesn't have a pair on.
If Mel is in his Grimoire form, he is able to become a creature made entirely of paper. This particular form comes in handy during escapes, getting into tight places, and flying. He is unable to speak in this form and because of strain can only do it once a day.
Though he is able to decide his physical appearance, Mel has had little or no control over his personality. Experimental magic has caused him to become extremely anti-social to the point that he is constantly irritated when he is around others. He also has little remorse for those around him and rarely questions or hesitates when given an order to eliminate a target. Mel can be impulsive and reckless at all times, but that only enhance his extemporaneous skill set. He views humans as an inferior race and constantly questions many of the normal everyday things that they do. He is only loyal to one person and views him more like a god than anything else. Mel requires no food or sleep and constantly mocks those who do. He doesn't have many hobbies with the exception of reading books... Though some believe he is actually talking to them.
...All Work And All Play
Many people are skeptical, but none can seem to prove if Mel is indeed a licensed Cleric. He is able to perform all of the normal spells that a Cleric would and has even been able to cast "Resurrection" a few times on his owner. Since Mel is a grimoire, he is also able to call upon creatures to do his bidding. This can range from simple goblins to devastating elemental. If Mel exerts too much of his power into summoning large beasts, the recoil will send him back into his normal form for a long period of time. He can only call forth a select number of monsters a day, so he tries to limit himself to only one. This is rather hard when he knows he has an army at his disposal. On top of that, he is able to perform basic elemental spells.
Since Mel has a combination of both healing and summoning magic, his spells can sometimes cause other effects. Certain healing spells can deliver the opposite effect, causing them to damage others and his summoning may accidentally call upon passive monsters that specialize in supportive or healing abilities.
... Everything In Between
Mel has no real serious ambitions or goals. Everything he wants in life is presented to him in the form of words. If his owner wants the world then so does Mel. He will do whatever it takes to make his owner happy-including taking out anyone who stands in his way. He cares not for the human race and would rather see them all extinct then have to live in harmony with them. Secretly, he has tried to find more information on beings similar to him. Though it is not a pressing matter, it does linger in his thoughts and is one of his main reasons for reading so much.