Nui Makua Kal (Great Uncle)
Various (over 50) aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins (living)
An ancestral native Hawaiian, Kalipa’a is considered the last in the royal bloodline of the Kamehameha Hawaiian monarchy. Since Hawaii is currently a state in the United States, the Hawaiian monarchy, or any of its existing sets of monarchical bloodline heirs or relatives do not have any power, authority or positional responsibility anywhere in the American political, government system of being a constitutional republic (with democratic leanings, of course), or for Hawaiian matters either. As such, the famous family name of one of the most renown Hawaiian kings, King Kamehameha the Great, was no more of value that any other persons name in the islands. Kalipa'a, her parents and their relatives lived dirt poor in a crime-ridden community in Pearl City on Oahu.
Kalipa'a's father worked two jobs, one at the US Naval shipyard as a welder by day and as a fisherman by weekend. Due to his efforts, he was able to make enough money to cover over 10 relatives' rent and food, which he did so readily. Her mother was a 2nd grade teacher of the Kamehameha Private School in Honolulu named "Kapālama". Since the mother taught at the school, Kalipa'a was an automatic registrant, which was an enormous benefit in the school system's highly competitive 7-to-1 (7:1) applicant-to-accepted-student ratio, whether if she was a descendant n the Kamehameha line or not. Her parents worked hard, leaving Kalipa'a very little time spent with them as she grew up. Instead, Kalipa'a's extensive list of relatives, especially her Great Uncle Kal, took her under their wings and helped her through life. Each year, the relatives saved up some money and arranged a birthday present for her to visit one Hawaiian Island and stay with relatives on said island for at least a month's time. Through these trips, she toured the island towns and cities and made many friends and acquaintances, most of whom were always curious of her legendary family name. When Kalipa'a asked her family and relatives about the family name they all said the same thing: greatness doesn't come from a name, but instead in what greatness you do in your own name. The downplaying of the family name always bothered Kalipa'a, but she didn't pursue the issue with her relatives or parents, knowing there was nothing to gain by it.
When Kalipa'a graduated from the 12th grade at KS Kapālama, she went partying with some of the school's rich "Haole" (non-descendants of native Hawaiians) friends out in one of their parent's yachts off the Oahu coast. While out on the waters, a massive underwater earthquake occurred, creating a massive tsunami right next to where the boat was. The boat was flipped over and sunk by the waves resulting from the tsunami, leaving nearly 25 young adults floating in the ocean and 7 adults dead, mainly the crew.
Kalip'a was among the living survivors.
Hours later, some of the survivors had trouble staying afloat in the sea due to a worsening sea state. Kalipa'a prayed to Pele, God, Buddha, or for that matter, any god that would help her and the survivors. Miraculously, an enormous kelp field broke loose from an undersea plateau and rose up under the survivors and Kalipa'a. It was over 100 yards in diameter. The kelp was so thick the survivors were even able to stand and walk on it. Minutes later, a fleet of 10 local fishing boats, led by her father, found Kalipa'a and the survivors all safe atop the kelp mound and eventually brought them all safely back to shore. When the press got wind of what happened, he and the other fishermen became overnight heroes. Her father was awarded a State Citation Award for his leadership and heroism, all of which her father humbly rejected. Even several of the parents of the ill fated party yacht wanted to give Kalipa'a's father money for saving their own children, but he asked them to instead give the money to the local programs set up for the homeless of Hawaii. This instead led to even more news coverage and more hero-worshiping of Kalipa'a's father's humbleness and kindness. Eventually, his popularity would lead to a sad demise.
As Kalipa'a was about to start her first year at the University of Hawaii, (UH), her relatives held a large Luau her her and her father. Amidst the dozens of relatives and friends at the pig roast and traditional hula dancing, a band of thugs rode into the luau with their motorcycles and disrupted the party. When Kalipa'a's father dismounted one of the bikers, he was instead fatally stabbed by the dismounted biker, leaving a grieving family and Kalipa'a in sincere grief and despair.
Not long after they buried Kalipa'a's father in a formal televised Hawaiian ceremony that was also attended by most of the Hawaiian politicians and mayors, as well as the Coast Guard and nearly half of the Naval Shipyard workers, a fund was established to help Kalipa'a complete not only her bachelors degree but enough funds for two degrees. She chose Hawaiian culture as her major with Hawaiian language as her minor. Sadly, exactly a year after her father was buried, Kalipa'a's mother, who'd slowly withered after the the loss of her husband, died as well, leaving Kalipa'a with no siblings and no parents...but instead a large, loving band of relatives and thousands of other Hawaiians who reached out as they all do to help each other in crisis. Though alone in the world, she was not alone.
All through Kalipa'a's youthful upbringing, she always had a connection with nature. She volunteered at the Waimea Falls Park on the northern end of Oahu, where she loved to care for the incredible array of rare tropical plants, trees and animals, as well as perform in native Hawaiian luau festivals and hula dances for the tourists at the site. She was tutored in Hawaiian lore and history by an old woman who lived in an old run-down shack at the front entrance of the park. Whenever she was at the park, she always felt she belonged there.
At 23 years of age, she graduated from the University of Hawaii, Honolulu with her double degree; one in Hawaiian studies, the other in Hawaiian language. She’d also taken electives in public speaking and in political science, hoping to one day be able to measure up to her parents and her family heritage. Days after her graduation, however, the most horrific invasion ever of Hawaii was performed by the armies of the Pacific Warlords, specifically, the warlord, Milu, named after the Hawaiian god of death.
The invading army were predominantly cloned mutated undersea warriors known as Ningrens. They poured ashore of every singe Hawaiian island, killing civilians and military alike, destroying anything in their path. Within a day, the islands of Ni'ihau, Lanai, Maui, Molokai and Kahoʻolawe were all under Milu's full control, with the other islands under full subjugation by Milu and his armies in a week's time.
Kalipa'a lost several relatives in the fighting, however, another several relatives, as well as a small band of military and civilian personnel, got Kalipa’a to safety amongst the hidden caverns at the Waimea Falls Park. There, they devised a plan, using native Hawaiian language and dialects to pass the word from town to town of the news of the invasion as well as muster up a resistance force to perform guerrilla tactics on Milu and the invading Ningren troops. Although Kalipa’a was, by nature, a pacifist, her warrior blood had been stirred. As such, she exuded confidence and leadership almost like she'd been a leader her whole life. Against her relatives' wishes, she led by example and fought side by side with the resistance fighters she rallied against Milu and his forces.
The US Navy and military, along with military forces from Japan, fought hard and strong against Milu, taking the brunt of the fighting. Nearly a thousand US and Japanese troops died trying to stop Milu. Over 2 dozen military ships and subs were sunk in battle and nearly 40 aircraft destroyed just within the first week of war. Once Milu had control of the islands, the US and Japanese forces fell back to regroup and plan a more effective strategy to retake the Hawaiian Islands. Little did they know that a young Kalipa'a would be the one to lead them all in taking back the Hawaiian Islands from Milu and his armies.
Within weeks, Kalipa’a and her troops amassed dozens more local and military survivor with her new ‘general’, US Navy Chief Kekoa who had taken charge of training and leading these new resistance groups from all across Oahu. She’d established an underground communications network, coding the communications in the use of the native Hawaiian language, which Milu didn't know nor the Ningrens for that matter. Known as “Kekoa’s Heroes”, these militia-like troops amassed weapons by strategic raids on Ningren camps, patrols and armories. Over time, they’d amassed a large arsenal of weapons. Eventually, their actions garnered enough interest to garner even Milu's attention. Milu himself led a massive assault on Kekoa’s Heroes and Kalipa’a in Waimea Falls Park. There, Chief Kekoa bottle-necked a majority of the invaders and collapsed the surrounding cliff walls down upon them, burying dozens of enemy troops under tons of rock. Although a great tactic, it wasn’t enough to stop the endless waves of clone sea creature troops. Chief Kekoa and Kalipa’a became the last two fighters left of the resistance from Milu's assault. Kekoa swore to Kalipa'a that he'd give his life to protect her as Kalipa'a was, according to him, the last true embodiment of both true Hawaiian royalty and Hawaiian warriors'.
Chief Kekoa fought to his last breath protecting Kalipa’a, but as he lay dying amongst the advancing Ningren, a beautiful Hawaiian woman dressed in a red Mumu with a small white dog advanced through the startled Ningren troops and gave Chief Kekoa a long passionate kiss, all the while the small white dog viciously mauled the Ningren with the ferocity of a wild animal. As the woman in the red Mumu completed her kiss upon Kekoa, Kekoa's entire body burst into white-orange flames.
The woman then advanced up to Kalipa’a.
Unsure of what was happening, Kalipa'a held a poorly made Koa wood spear up to the woman in the red Mumu. The woman smiled at Kalipa's and lightly brushed the weapon aside. The woman then said in ancient Hawaiian:
"You are now, and shall be, the most powerful being of Hawaii. Arise, my princess - Princess Kamehameha. Accept what is left of my powers and lead our people to victory against these invaders...including any and all who plot against the good that is Hawaii and its neighbors. You are the future, my child. Be their leader; be their warrior; be the future of Hawaii...FOREVERMORE!"
Kalipa’a burst into a conflagration of white hot flames blasting outward for hundreds of yards. The hundreds of Milu's troops within the flame's range were immediately burnt to a cinder. Milu and his remaining troops raced back to the sea at breakneck speed to prevent being cooked alive. Once underwater, Milu retreated with his few remaining dozen troops and went back to his new seat of power in Honolulu, beaten, but not defeated. There, he plotted how to stop what could become his eventual downfall.
When Kalipa’a finally opened her eyes, the woman in the red Mumu dress, whom Kalipa'a now believed to be the Hawaiian fire godless Pele, was nowhere to be seen, nor the vicious dog that had accompanied Pele. Chief Kekoa was alive, at her side, but now a changed man, whose body was now enveloped in a fiery aura with whitened, fiery eyes; eyes that showed Kalipa'a his happiness at her being alive and well, but also a of a sadness she couldn't immediately understand. As Kalipa'a looked around, she saw the source of his saddened eyes.
All the plants and trees in the park laid decimated, burnt and destroyed before them for what seemed a mile in all directions.
Kalipa'a stood up shaking. As she saw the destruction before her, she began crying. The tears streamed from her eyes and fell about her burnt clothes, bruised skin and down onto the ashen ground. Chief Kekoa wanted to console her, but after witnessing what Pele had said of what Kalipa'a now was...true Hawaiian empowered royalty...he knew better than to touch her or address her as other than royalty; this he knew now...but had never once know of before in his decades of life. It was almost like he was not only empowered with new abilities, but with knowledge; ancient knowledge as well. Knowledge of being a royal guard for the princess; knowledge of ancient Hawaiian tactics and battles; knowledge of ancestors and ghosts of ancestors...and even of ghostly warriors. With that knowledge, Chief Kekoa knew he was, from that day forth, to be the new royal warrior protector of the princess, the leader of her royal guard...and protector of her and Hawaii.
In the time it took Chief Kekoa to realize all of this, something began to happen on the ashen ground where Princess Kamehameha's tears had fallen.
Life grew anew from ground beneath where the princess' tears had fallen.
Within seconds, plants, shrubs, flowers, grass trees and fresh water springs all blossomed about them, turning what had briefly been a charred and barren battlefield moments before was now teaming with new life. Even from the dozens of ashen corpses of the charred Ningren all around them, beautiful patches of lush green grass and flowers bloomed in their place, almost miraculously.
No, not miraculously...but by Princess Kamehameha and her new incredible powers.
Chief Kekoa guided Princess Kamehameha with great reverence out across the ever-expanding lush Hawaiian vegetation that was now spreading across the grounds and canyon-like walls of Waimea Falls.
The princess smiled for the first time since the invasion had occurred. They both knew right then and there that they'd been blessed by Pele...and it was now up to them to do what both were empowered to do - save Hawaii!
After a brief review of what had happened, Kalipa’a and the chief felt drawn to go to the center of Diamond Head's old extinct volcanic crater and meet up with whom they believed would be their fellow Pele-empowered warrior.
After sneaking into the Diamond Head crater amidst legions of Ningren troops that inundated Oahu, Kalipa’a and the chief met up with the other new champions. In the crater, an old military communications bunker provided the champions to discuss their plans and discover who each were. Thanks to Chief Kekoa, the champions devised a plan to use their powers to liberate the Hawaiian Islands and its people. Communicating through underground networks and in code via social media, the new champions, now calling themselves the "Pacific League", devised an incredible assault on Milu's vast armies. Hundreds of local civilians on each island, armed and trained as militia, as well as hundreds of surviving military personnel and support from the United States armed forces were coordinated by Kalipa’a and Chief Kekoa. Finally, after weeks of preparation, the assault was given the green light; dubbed Operation: Aloha, the assault would be the greatest battle ever fought on Hawaiian soil.
Upon commencement of Operation: Aloha, the Pacific League spearheaded the charge against Milu and his toughest Ningren troops. By day's end, the heroes won and Milu retreated Oahu. Milu attempted to hold onto the other Hawaiian Islands, only to be driven off of each of them in absolute defeat. Within a week, all but one island, Ni'ihau, had been liberated. On Ni'ihau, Milu was near defeat when thousands of new troops arrived, fresh for battle. Several other super-powered warlords also arrived, driving back the allied force of the Pacific League. Sadly, Ni'ihau was never liberated fro Milu and the Pacific Warlords. Milu eventually took the remains of the Ni'ihau town of Kamalino as his new capital and palace.
Although a great victory, Hawaii had been devastated. Manufacturing, shipyards, airports, towns and villages were smoldering ruins. For the next few weeks, Princess Kamehameha went about the islands using her powers to grow new crops, vegetation and plant life to the devastated regions. The United States brought in industrialists, and through the most incredible coordination ever achieved (outside of the rebuilding of Mexico City from the alien Soltan Invasion), the islands spawned new natural architectures and renewable energy sources and construction that complemented the natural beauty that is Hawaii. Within 3 years, Hawaii and its citizens were happier than they’d even been in over a hundred years. Most of these changes were a direct result of Princess Kamehameha's insistence in the people of Hawaii being heard over the big businesses. She quickly became a new symbol of Hawaii and new Hawaiian sovereignty.
As part of the United States' political discussions with Princess Kamehameha and the existing U.S. legislation and congressmen, bill was introduced in Congress to allow a new edict of government for Hawaii, representative of a royal constitutional system vice a constitutional republic, thus allowing a true "king" or "queen" to be elected by the people and reign in 8 year segments in Hawaii, but still be representative and administered as a state. It was approved by the US Congress and the Hawaiian legislation. When the elections occurred, Princess Kamehameha was overwhelming elected as the knew reigning Hawaiian monarch.
On her coronation day, Milu and hundreds of his Ningren troops attempted an assassination of the princess only to be thwarted by tens of thousands of Hawaiian people at the ceremony, including the whole of the US military forces oh Oahu and the members of the Pacific League. Milu and his forces were beaten, captured and imprisoned in less than 10 minutes. Regardless, the royal ceremony continued. It was broadcast across the world to what was considered the largest audience ever to watch via live transmission and social media. As part of her speech, Princess Kamehameha spoke the same words her ancestor, King Kamehameha I, said after conquering all of the Hawaiian Islands: "Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono", translated to roughly mean "The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness". As such, she quickly became legend overnight, and not just for the coronation, the battle or the speech, but for what happened later that same night.
At 10pm on the night of Princess Kamehameha's coronation, thousands of ghostly Night Marchers appeared from hills, the ocean and the ground and marched en masse from Diamond Head to Ionali Palace - Princess Kamehameha's new home. There, the Night Marchers presented themselves to her as her and Hawaii's "protectors". They presented themselves in traditional Hawaiian warrior form, stating they would do whatever she told them to do should she ever call upon them. One Night Marcher was left to shadow the Princess and protect her from that day forth. That Night Marcher is now a member of the Pacific League as well and has since been titled as the Captain of the Royal Night Marchers.
Today, Princess Kamehameha continues to lead Hawaii during its Polynesian Renaissance, as well as fight beside her fellow Pacific League members when needed. Although many call her their Queen, she continues to correct everyone, noting that Pele herself considered Kalipa'a as a 'princess', and that until told to her by Pele herself, she will retain that title so long as she lives. As leader of the Pacific League SG, she maintains a special secret underground facility under Iolani Palace for the team to operate out of that she calls 'Da Puka'. The princess also travels back to Waimea Falls Park on occasion to create new patches of flowers to honor those that fell at that location during the invasion. She talks to the plants at the park in hopes that Pele herself can hear her words and know that her and her champions, the Pacific League, will be there to fulfill their duties for which Pele and the Polynesian pantheon have entrusted them with.
Power source: magical
Kalipa'a can grow plants for even the most remote spec of a plant or tree bio-material at an unearthly rate, affecting everything within a 50 yard radius.
Kalipa'a's '"tears" can generate 2x her maximum plant grown rate and range, all through one simple tear.
She can unconsciously and consciously create whatever plant, shrub, tree, grass etc that has bio-material within range at any location in any pattern, to any reasonable height and form.
She can accelerate plant grown to bind, immobilize and/or hold a single or multiple contacts in a 10 meter radius. The strength of the binding is systemic to the plant, tree or material of the selected plant (i.e, a tree's branches only provide typical strength and binding)
Can move sea growth across open waters, even stymieing sea growth to a more balanced growth rate for overgrown areas (i.e., Kelp fields).
She can 'feel' the plants calmness and any major stresses or damage that occurs to them up to 100 miles away; unearthly empathic plant communications.
Can sense storms and their potential intensity over 100 miles away.
She has the unearthly ability to heal human, mammal and animal beings within a 100 foot radius of her location.
She can continue to do this 100 times a day before she becomes weak and goes into a 'power-coma', requiring 23 hours of sleep to recharge.
She can resurrect a human being from the dead no later than 10 minutes after death, and any animal or insect, fish or mammal withing 2 minutes of death. She can do this at an unearthly rate.
She can only perform this act 10 times a day or she becomes weak and goes into a 'power-coma', requiring 23 hours of sleep to recharge.
She can boost a person's healing/regeneration rate at unearthly rate; can only be done 10 times per day.
She can fly up to 100 mph to a maximum altitude of 2000 feet without wind protection; 120 mph and 2800 feet with protection.
Can fly at a range of 500 mph before she tires.
Kalipa'a;s royal costume provides poor physical protection over the areas that are covered. Material is fire retardant up to remarkable levels of heat/flames, but only provides poor temperate protection.
The headband is solid gold (typical month's resource if cashed in) with good material strength.
She wields an unearthly material Koa wood staff that can be used for physical/staff melee combat or for a ranged magical energy attack.
As a melee weapon, she can hit with good effect, potentially inducing stuns or slams.
As a ranged weapon, she can project a bolt of magical energy at a target up to 20 yards away at an excellent rank, however, it takes 30 seconds before the staff can be recharged enough to be used again for ranged attacks.
- She can mentally call upon the spirit staff from the spirit dimension at any time as long as she is in her home dimension; she can also will it back to the spirit dimension when done using it. She can call for/send away the staff up to 10 miles away from her location.
- Staff was presented to her by the Night Marchers.
25 mile range, transceiver with Cellular, VHF, HF, UHF, emergency services (police, firemen, civil defense, etc.) and military frequencies.
One full charge lasts 2 days.
2x knowledge of plants, trees and related fauna including farming.
3x knowledge of plants, trees and related fauna of Hawaii including farming.
1x knowledge of biology/plant science.
+3 contacts in botany/plant science/gardening/farming/park ranger field.
2x knowledge of government operations, royalty, formal procedures for dignitaries, law, politics and election process
3x knowledge of Hawaiian government, politics and royal Hawaiian lines.
Amazing amount of karma (positive enforcement)/day that can be accessed from any team/group member towards any member's actions so long as she is in charge of the team/group..
+4 contacts in politics/government
Hawaiian language, ancient or modern (write,speak).
Chinese (speak, not write)
Japanese (speak, not write)
Samoan (speak, not write)