Here is the character that I humbly submit to this game
Sarukura-Kaikan, Takara [last name first]Gender:
Straight (some bi curiosity)Age:
23 [DoB: May 26th Ė Gemini]Appearance:
Takara stands a bit over average height at around 5'7 with model good looks and a naturally slim, curvaceous but athletically compact body. During the day she is right at home in worn denim jeans and simple shirts or shorts and tang tops but at night she dresses to kill whenever she goes out to clubs or street races. But one thing that carries overall is that she clothes are comfortable and easy to fight in if the need arises.Eye Color:
Soft violet-blueHair Color/Style:
Raven blue, very long reaching the back of her thighs. Normally bangs and two locks of hair frame her face while the rest is ether pulled back and tied back at the nape, worn up in a high ponytail or styled back into a French braid.Tattoos, scars, or other distinguishing marks:
Various nicks and scars decorate her body from years of martial training.Student or teacher?:
Student Teacher of/Student of?:
YesJob position/title if you have one:
Paramedic Arcana Choice: FortuneSummon Persona Preference: PendantOther Means:
Upon Awakening to her power as Persona User: the eyes of the dragon pendant would glow and its maw would open to release a fierce roar making the wind pick around her like a small tornado of leaves, when it disperses it will reveal a powerful shinobi knelt protectively before his mistress, hand on his sheathed katana ready to face their enemies. In the beginning this would happen automatically as the pendant draws its energy from Takara, activating in moments of great emotional stress or danger until she learns to master the ability on her own. Persona Name:
The Kage-Ryu [Nick: Ryu]Persona Appearance:
Rather on the tall side of six feet with a lean, hard compact body. Hair is a mix of black and white tied back at the nape of his neck and well past his should blades. His brows are dark and well shaped drawing attention to startling silver eyes. His physical appearance could be equated that to the atypical japanese bishounen so he hides the lower portion of his face behind a mask. Ryu's apparel is the modified look of the traditional shinobi wear. The haori is sleeveless and colored a dark dusk greyish-blue fading into white with a black sleeveless muscle shirt with an in built mask underneath. His pants are style after the traditional hakama's, same color as the haori was fades into a darker shade, are less cumbersomeness with more conforming pants legs that are just loose enough to be comfortable tucked in the top of shin guards. On his feet is a pair of white socks and flexible black leather leather tabi boots. his armature such as his bracers and shin guards are made from a ore of the same color as his clothes with the belt and accents of his attire done in greens and purple. His katana is strapped to his back, with the hilt showing over his right shoulder.Powers and abilities:
Wind manipulation, he can create and control wind or use them in his techniques either in outright attacks, evading his enemies by short range teleporting or befuddling their sense with illusions and mirages of himself. He is as swift as the wind and just as quiet, fierce and deadly. He has high attack and evasion but low defense and is well rounded in magics corresponding to his primary element and some moderate healing capabilities. His main element is wind; he is weak against lightning and is immune to Shadow.Persona Lore/History:
In life Sarukura Shinzo was the founder of the Sarukura-Ryu martial style and the clanís progenitor. Before he was a legend Shinzo had been simply a young man who had dedicated himself to learning martial arts with his familyís blessings. He studied for years under various masters until a visit home revealed that a power hungry and corrupt lord had swept his armies through the town to replenish their supplies, raping and burning the town to the ground as they went. Among those abuse was his mother and sister Ė his father and brothers had been killed when they tried to defend them. Sickened by the events Shinzo sought to avenge this dishonor, not only for his family but for everyone that been harmed by actions of those evil men. And so he gave birth to a legend, rising to prominence during Feudal Era dispatching corrupt government officials, lords or anyone that oppressed those weaker than themselves. His fierceness in battle and his use of guerrilla tactic inspired the people and earned him the title of Kage-Ryu.Weapon of Choice:
Unarmed or Dual KodachisSkills:
Martial-Arts, First-Aid (paramedic level), Acrobatics, High Speed Driving, Cooking and Survival. Can also speak , read and write in both English and Japanese.Hobbies:
Training, Racing (both car and motorcycle), and sketching. Likes:
Dusk and night time, animes, games, herbal remedies and teas, long walks with her Akita and stormsDislikes:
Mornings, hypocrisy and abuse of authority and disdains all form of drinking alcohol.Quirks:
Possesses a hidden collection of hentai mangas, has a need for speed and always has a med pack ready wherever she goes in her car for onsite care for any emergency she comes across. Ons: O/OOffs: O/OPersonality:
There was a time that Takara had been a bright, vibrant and passionate girl with a zest for life but too many tragedies in a short amount of time during her teens has transformed Takara into a secretive, harsh and nearly unforgiving young woman with a lot of tightly leashed anger inside. There are times when a softer side can be seen but those moments are rare outside a small circle of people. She can be blunt and straight forward at times believing brutal honesty is better than none in regarding others. She also appreciates people that work hard for what they have and despise those that try to coast their way through life by riding on the coattails of others successes or by taking credit away from those that earned it and claiming it for themselves. She tends to be a loner, keeping to herself outside side of school or at work; thatís not to say that she is anti-social; she likes being around other people just not the main center of attraction. Takaraís past prior to moving to Inaba several years ago is a mystery that she is not inclined to divulge any time soon.Personal History:
Takara was the youngest of four children; the older ones being Ryoga, Yukina and Takaraís twin brother, Shiro. They lived with their parents at their ancestral dojo several cities over from Inaba. Her Hitomi had been trained by her father, Gennosuke in the family style of Sarukura-Ryu since early childhood. Tradition called for Hitomi to take her fatherís place when the time came but it was apparent that his only daughter was content in a more domesticated role. So, he looked amongst his other students for a successor, finding what he believed to be a worthy one in Ito Daiki Ė his daughterís current love interest. Gennosuke agreed to make Daiki his successor if he would marry his daughter and take their family name. Having no significant family ties Daiki agree and they married a year after finishing college. Within the first five years of marriage Takara and her siblings were born. Each of them grew up learning the family style to some extent but only ones that excelled at it was the eldest, Ryoga and Takara herself. Daiki had always seemed to favor Ryoga and Yukina over Takara and Shiro and that opinion only strengthened as they grew. He was also more lenient with them than he was toward Shiro and Takara. And while she did love her older siblings Takara was never particularly close to them seeing as she saw Ryoga as a closet bully and Yukina as an immature social climber. The only ones she shared any close rapport with were her grandfather, mother and Shiro. As for her father, they would clash of over training and philosophies, Daiki wanted Takara to be like her demure sister and Takara wanted to be free to be what wanted to be; a self sufficient person dependent on no one. When Takara hit her teens is when things really began heating up. Gennosuke his time was short, he already named Daiki trusting that he would carrying on their schools teaching in spite of what he saw as his son-in-laws personal flaws, but now he needed to appoint an heir. The only ones the Grandmaster saw as viable were Ryoga and Takara. So he tested them in the time honored tradition of their family. In many ways it was a close call but in the end Gennosuke choose Takara over her brother for many reasons and none of them in the least him showing nepotism to his granddaughter. She was by far better rounded and grounded than Ryoga and possessed a generosity of spirit the older boy lacked. Little did the Grandmaster know how quickly those virtues would nearly be destroyed in the events to come.
Gennosuke only mistake later that night was telling Daiki his decision without the presence of witnesses, Hitomi had gone to weekly bridge game and Takara and her siblings were out of the house. Daiki and Gennosuke got into a rare argument over the school and its appointed successor; Daiki felt that Ryoga should have been chosen as he was the eldest and a male - no one would hardly respect a woman in such a position and would have others believe the school unfit if a weak female like Takara was officially entered as heir. The school needed a male that could go forth and showcase the strength of the school. Gennosuke was appalled that he had been so erroneous in his judgment of Daiki but honestly couldnít say he was surprised either. Before the Grandmaster could argue any further on the matter, he suffered and acute heart attack while his son in law stood over him watching before walking away.
Unbeknownst to either man, Takara had returned home to get something she had forgotten when she heard their raised voices. Nearing the dojo she had heard enough to make an educated guess on what they were fighting about and was shocked watching her father turn his back to Gennosuke. Takara was the one to call for an emergency team and stay with her grandfather until they arrived. Gennosuke passed away a short while later in the hospital and in her grief in the following wake Takara pushed her fatherís treachery from her mind until a month after the funeral when Daiki name Ryoga the heir and forbid Takara from the dojo under the pretense she needed to get and socialize more and do other lady like things girls her age were suppose to do. Takara was infuriated which sparked the first of many of the arguments for the following year. Takara began to alienate herself from the rest of the family, the only one that seemed to care were Shiro and Hitomi. Takara began spend more time outside the house, throwing herself into her studies and secretly training with her mother and Shiro away from the house while her father mainstreamed and advertised the school by entering Ryoga into numerous competitions. Feeling the need for a little pay back and bring her father and Ryoga down a peg or two, Takara disguised herself and entered as an independent in one of the biggest martial competitions hosted by their town.
She made it to the final round where she faced off against Ryoga and like before it was a close match but Takara used up all her pent up emotions to fuel her strength and focus and in the end publicly defeated her brother. Daiki was not happy in the least and the fight that followed when they got home was the worst yet, to the point of actually trading blows. Takara ran out of the house before things could any uglier. She spent hours the night walking around the park trying to clear her thoughts but was overwhelmed by a sense of heart wrenching grief, but refused to return home until the wee hours of the morning. Two days later she returned home only to discover that Shiro and her mother had been hit and killed by a drunk driver when they went to look for her not long after she left the house.
Daiki had waited until after the funeral to inform Takara that he had had enough of her attitude and disrespect, she not only shamed their school but was responsible for her mother and brotherís death and while her grandfather saw to it he could never disown her she was no longer welcomed in his home. The only thing that saved Takara from going off the deep end was her Aunt Yoshino, her motherís older half-sister. Hearing about the deaths of her sister and and nephew and Daiki's actions, Yoshino was quick to offer Takara a place with her in Inaba. It had taken some time but Takara began to forge self anew, legally taking use the surname of her maternal grandmother was the first step. For the longest time she had felt directionless until she remembered how her her brother had wanted to be a doctor. In honor of his and her mother's memory Takara began to taking classes in medicine and later taking course at the local college while interning at her aunt's private practice during weekends and breaks. She quickly earned her paramedics license and is working her way through school, saving up to attend med school in the United States much like her aunt did. Dungeon Theme/Creatures that inhabit it:
((Edit: had forgotten to add her language skills to the list))