The time has come for the fifth SoulWorker to enter the catalog. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, the personification of fury, Iris Yuma!BIOGRAPHYIris Yuma was once daughter to a renowned family of an alternate Earth, named Cloudream. The prestige of her bloodline brought, along with its privilege, a shackle of destiny - she would constantly be compared to her siblings, and expected to develop as a true heir of the Yuma's legacy, much in opposition to her simpler, more common wish to just be herself. Unspoken words and unexpressed feelings piled up over the years, building a natural distrust for adults and contempt for regulations and orders, and culminated at last in high school, in the wake of a bullying incident in which one of Iris' friends got caught.
Witness to this harassment, she became outraged and put an end to it through violent means, earning the scrutiny of her parents, who were prepared only to reward her loyalty to her friend with scolding. A terrible fight sparked that afternoon, after which Iris made the impulsive decision to run away from home. As she made her way, a general evacuation order rang throughout the city, in response to an unprecedented phenomenon bringing chaos to the people, now known by all as the Void.
She promptly returned to the place where her home resided, only to find a shambled ruin of what it once was. Realizing that her family is dead under the rubble and that her life had been stripped away from her, Iris became consumed by a crude mix of grief and rage, carrying her into the insane act of running straight into the heart of the Void with the intent to destroy it as revenge.
As her mind cleared up, she found herself in a vast, empty area, bustling with wrecked buildings of all shapes and sizes, broken beyond comprehension by the unnatural disasters which befell it what felt like mere moments ago. And even then, the greatest of her worries had yet to come - terrifying alien creatures stalked the land, called SoulDregs, feasting on prey of any and all matter in order to evolve.
Iris soon fell in the line of sight of such beasts. Before she could become their prey, an earnest wish for power filled her heart, and so she became a SoulForcer, gaining increased physical attributes as well as the ability to project energy blasts. Using this new power, she fended off her predators, and eventually came upon and joined an establishment of human refugees in this new hell - Grasscover Camp.
It was not long before Iris learned of the existence of humans who became twisted by a forbidden power native to the Void named Desire, and who would go on to commit unspeakable crimes against humanity. Hearing of their dastardly deeds, she could feel naught but sick with contempt for any such individuals. This viewpoint would cause her to be at odds with the founders of the establishment, Ladi and Tenebris, who actively attempted to bring in and cure this kind of people. She could not bear the thought of treating these perpetrators of genocide as victims after all they had done. And as it turned out, she was not alone in thinking this way.
Little time passed before many of the survivors of Grasscover Camp rallied under her proverbial banner as those who condemned mercy for the so-called DesireWorkers, sowing the seeds of in-fighting and the eventual fall of this refugee site. Empowered by the numbers at her back, Iris would come to yearn for more than just the accomplishment of her ideals, but simply for the feeling of being right. As that took precedence, she began to allow herself to engage in questionable acts, from endangering innocents by paying no mind to collateral damage with an "end justifies the means" mentality, to even going out of her way to attempt assassinations hidden as accidents on her fellow survivors with whom she disagreed.
Eventually, Iris saw fit to leave Grasscover Camp together with her following, never to return. She continued to perpetuate her spiteful view on the world, hardly ever noticing that she herself had become what she most hated - a DesireWorker. No emotion or thought crossed her mind, other than the total destruction of those like her, and so she has gone on to mercilessly slaughter hundreds of such humans, along with any innocents she deemed were in her way. Though no living beings would survive an encounter with Iris, none won her hatred more earnestly than Haru Estia, the perceived leader and role model of her targets, or Jin Seipatsu, the SoulForcer who at every turn stood steadfast more than anyone against her ideals of death to the ones corrupted by Desire.
15 years later, only a handful of DesireWorkers remained, herself included, a large fraction of whom had died at her hands. Bent on ending this once and for all, she raced towards a focal point of Desire which she had sensed, only to find a one-sided battle in the favor of a gold-clad figure, exhibiting a divine aura, named Lakasha. Sharing the same fate as the others, Iris was easily defeated, then sent to an alternate timeline outside of the Void-conquered area. And when next she woke, amidst the ruins of a destroyed city, all memory was absent from her mind.
The first step Iris took into the present was to join a worldwide organization dedicated to the defense of mankind, called the Starry Forest League, driven by an unprecedented yet deep drive to protect humanity herself. Fail she did not, for she awakened as a SoulWorker soon after, and her fantastic power prevailed against countless threats of consequences otherwise unimaginable to the human race. She has become a revered heroine and a perceived invincible champion who will almost single-handedly bring salvation to a world starved of hope after a decade and half of depthless suffering.
This mod features:
-four skins: SoulWorker (default), Advancement, DesireWorker and SoulJustice
-three loading screens, for the first three skins
-a mechanic which allows Iris to infinitely stack attack and defense whenever she hits an enemy with one of her first five powers
-five offensive powers, one debuff, one buff and one Xtreme (which is really a second buff)
-sound effects ripped straight from the SoulWorker game
-tons of camera shaking effects to portray this brawny beast of a girlIMPORTANT:
This mod clashes with BliZZ's Gambit mod. If you have that mod installed, then please backup ui/models/mannequin/21201.igb as well as textures/loading/21201.igb, 21202.igb and 21203.igb. In addition, please remove Gambit from your roster if you have him there. Failure to take these measures will result in bugs.
Link to the mod: https://www.mediafire.com/file/hqw1rsi4cx55yo8/Iris_Yuma_V1.1.rar/file
Link to the mod showcase video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmQr8VTRAUc&ab_channel=corvetterules
Credits and known issues can be found inside the README.txt file.
All in all, I sincerely hope you have as much of a blast with this mod as I had for the last couple hours. Super satisfied with how it turned out. Thank you for showing interest in my work, and I hope I can keep you coming back. Until next time, have a good one. Corvette, taking off.