Sorry this took so long. I spent most of last night researching the Japanese "military." But here he goes:Player Name
: Etah dna EvolCharacter Name
: Taira Haro. He will respond to Taira but never Haro and if you ask him what to call him, he would tell you that Chief is adequate.Age
: 27 years oldAlignment
: Sanctuary of the SaviorsStatus
: Staff (rather than faculty, since heís not a professor)Powers
: While most soldiers favor long rifles with high rates of fire, Haro favors and is eerily accurate with, heavy pistols. He can fire one pistol with both hands with nigh supernatural accuracy at range, or can fire two pistols (one in each hand) with exceptional accuracy. The speed at which he draws the pistols does not detract from their accuracy.Silence
: Even when he doesn't intend to move quietly, his footfalls can't be heard. When Haro intends to be silent, his ability to run and shuffle without making any audible noise draws comparison to the mythical ninja. His exceptional speed does not make his movements any louder.Speed
: Haro moves several times faster than the average human, both in running and in body movement.
Note: While Haro possesses these abilities, they are not conscious. He believes them to be the result of elite military training and so does the casual observer.Personality
Haro was not just an orphan, he is an aberration. He had no parents, no family; nobody knew anything about his parentís life or his birth. It was as if he didnít exist before the Priests received him at the Morning Star Orphanage, or that he fell from the sky. Not knowing what to do, or what to tell people, he hid shame. He sought never to excel in sports or academia as to never be noticed, he never let anybody too close, or told anybody about his life.
As a teenager in school Haro was a ghost. He dressed in all black, stood silently in the back of the class room, and no one seemed to know him outside of school. As a young cadet, he remained a loner, but dated here and there, nothing serious. He still didnít let anyone close to him, that pattern would repeat for the rest of his adult life. Haro had a girl in every port, but tended to spent his nights alone.
The young Chiefs mindset and demeanor could be labeled; quiet competence. He is not loud or obnoxious, he doesnít brag much and he doesnít rush headlong into a fight when the first opportunity presents itself. He is not easily startled and coolly reacts to difficult situations, choosing the most appropriate action. Some have seen that as a form of reluctant or even cowardice, but the sailors that fought under him appreciated his calm, cool demeanor, as it saved their lives more than once.Appearance
Haro is fairly slim but stands over six feet tall. His skin is fair, smooth, has few blemishes or scars and no tattoos. His hair is black and though he has let it grow out some, he still gets it cut often and wouldnít be comfortable with long hair. He is light on his feet and fast as hell when he needs to be, or slow and deliberate when he can be, and he can go between the two when needed. He tends to wear a simple black version of the military inspired gakuran.Background
Born in 1985, Haroís birthplace is unknown; and the orphanage told him both his parents were dead he had no family, and they also told him they donít know the cause of their death. Found as an infant, somehow, by someone, he was raised by Catholic Missionaries in the city of Sendai at the Morning Star Orphanage. In primary school and lower secondary school he received Bís and Cís, and was a reliable, though never a stand out student. He didnít have friends and was noted by councilors for having underdeveloped social skills.
The Morning Star Orphanage took care of students through their lower secondary schooling and graduated them after that. So in 2001 Haro joined the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forceís youth cadet program. There he felt accepted in a way he didnít among the Priests of the orphanage or his peers in public school. He would stay in the youth cadet program for four years, earning his upper-secondary equivalency after which time he joined the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force as a Petty Officer 3rd Class or Santō Kaisō, the first noncommissioned officer rank.
While a part of the youth cadet program, Haro was chosen to join the Special Boarding Unit, an elite counter-terrorist group that is based off of the British Special Boat Service and is a rough equivalent to the US Navy SEALs. In 2005, upon graduating the cadet program he traveled to Narashino, Japan not far from Tokoyo. There he underwent fifteen months worth of training in Japans Special Security Program. Upon completing that training he was shipped to the Naval Academy Etajima, which was located in Etajima city near Hiroshima, for thirty-six weeks of intensive training that ended with him earning his place in the Special Boarding Unit.
In 2007 the newly minted Japanese soldier was sent off to the Indian Ocean as a Petty Officer 2nd Class or a Nitō Kaisō, almost immediately upon graduating. He would stay there for a year boarding ships with cargo bound for the black market, before returning to Japan. Less than a year later, in early 2009 Haro was sent to Somalia as a Petty Officer 1st Class or a Ittō Kaisō. In Somalia Haro led a team in anti-Somali piracy operations. They boarded pirated vessels, rescued hostages and seized cargo for just over a year before being recalled to Japan.
As it turns out, Haro was recalled to Japan only for two reasons; the first was to promote him to Chief Petty Officer or Kaisō-chō, making him one of the youngest Chiefs in the Maritime Self Defense Force. The second reason was to install Haro as the Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of the new Japanese base in Djibouti, Africa on the coast of Aden. Djibouti was another anti-piracy operation and they protected Japanese boats driving past and proactively boarded and seized pirate vessels.
After a month of leave and five months of desk duty, Haro reached the end of his six year enlistment. Though he valued his service in the Maritime Self-Defense Forces, he felt it was time to move on. The young Chief felt that he was good at what he did in the military and would never grow as a person, if he stayed in that environment. So in lieu of reenlisting, he signed a yearís contract with the infamous Triple Canopy Inc. He traveled to Iraq where he stayed for three hundred and forty four days. It is a time that scared him deeply and he still refuses to talk about.
After his tumultuous year in Iraq, Haro stepped out of the higher levels of security, which are little more than Special Forces mercenaries. He found a job with SECON CO, the largest Japanese security company on the island, though the move effectively made Haro an overqualified security guard. SECON CO through either luck or providence assigned Haro to its Henkaku University location. The former Chief contacted the Chancellor immediately and began making travel arrangement to the site.