NAME: Ki Lung Sama
APPEARANCE: 4' 3", Japanese Boy, black hair, close-cropped. Intense eyes, emotionless face. Wearing jean-shorts, tabi-boots, and a knee-length white tee-shirt with dark reddish-brown splotches on it (printed? dried blood? hard to tell). A leather harness-strap hangs diagonally on his shoulder, supporting a clip sheath in which is an ancient samurai sword (3'10" long).
PERSONALITY: Ki Lung Sama is proud, fierce, but usually very calm. While he automatically analyzes everything he perceives and determines possible dangers and opportunities, he does not judge anyone's moral worth by their appearance or by what they say - - - he observes and remembers what they do. He needs to know the chain-of-command in any situation, usually obeying well when he is not in-charge, ready to kill anyone who will not obey when he is in-charge. He is also fairly vengeful, and does not deal with 'mind-games' very well.
BACK STORY: Ki Lung's grandfather is the last of the modern Kagi (samurai sword smiths), and the sword is a family heirloom dating back hundreds of years: it contains the soul of a Dragon, and of two samurai ancestors of Ki Lung's. Ki Lung was raised as if he were a samurai, taught and guided by the samurai warrior-souls within the blade. He is expert at Iajutsu (the way of the blade) and Bushido (source of the various Japanese martial arts). When the blade is drawn, the souls within it become able to perceive and interact with the here and now - - - the warriors mainly ge Ki Lung ready for combat, and advise him afterward (except that if anyone other than Ki Lung Sama draws the blade, one warrior possesses him/ her, and commits sepuku with the blade; the other takes up the blade and the sheath, and flies it to wherever Ki Lumg Sama is); the Dragon waits for Ki Lung to command her to use any of her abilities (he knows about her illusionary spells, flight ability, and breath-weapon= sleep gas; she has much more magic that she has yet to reveal to him). She also seeks to find an Alligator egg, and work magic upon it to make a suitable body for her to possess, so that when the egg hatches she will have a winged reptillian female body for as long as it lives, and she will be able to produce dragon children for the modern+ age.
Ki Lung Sama's grandfather has foreseen that the best place for him in this time is this 'bootcamp', and so he has sent him there.