Vampire/CreatedWilling to turn:
Ha! No. (But maybe if you can really sway him. Good luck.)Coven:
He can feel out his surroundings without having to see them. Over time he has been able to tell a lot from objects, their mass, their weight. Though there is a distance to this in itself like a human eye which looks out into the distance and sees things larger along the way, the same is for his Clairvoyance. It is strong in a good hundred or so feet, but the further it extends the lesser it becomes. Yoshi has perfect control over this power, even though he can’t technically see people, he can feel them out and the objects around him, and even fine tune it to focus on particular things, no matter if they are behind another object or not. This is a ‘sixth’ sense for him. Beyond this, it only tells him about physical properties that surround him, not mental. He still won't know everything about it, especially the color, but height and weight of an object won't become too much of a trouble if he is right up close to it, not to mention shape, which he more often than not can spook the ladies by guessing their three sizes.Family:
His personality, something which would have to be viewed upon carefully by his peers and even his past superiors. It is hard to tell whether or not he is friend or foe by the way he acts, how he chooses to do things upon his accord. Rules aren’t blindly followed on his end, in fact if something is suspicious that he has to do, he won’t hesitate to question about the reasons behind it. Of course, any one can imagine that this often provokes conflict on his end and his superiors(past or present), but that is how things go for him. He has never been just any measly pawn, not in his past and especially not in the present; from earlier life experiences, he has came into terms of learning if he is to be a ‘tool,’ than one worth using by those he pledges to serve.
Individuality is what he represents and thus he isn’t a team guy. If it is one thing he can’t stand, than it is having to cooperate with others; in his opinion, he has better things to be doing than ‘babysitting.’ Many call it arrogance, but Yoshi doesn’t think it as that; for him, cooperation is one of the many things in which he frowns down upon, though this is also due to his protective nature. He rather not have an accident taking place where a fellow member dies by acting foolishly amongst him and thus this is the main subject of why he generally avoids allying with those around him. He has done fine so far on his own and he can still do fine without the help or aid from anyone else. Why should he combine strength with other people?
Mainly it is due to his blindness that he acts the way he does, often chooses to be hesitant in particular situations. This is also because he can see through some peoples intentions and for him, it is easier to judge someone when sight is robbed of. One may call it a sixth sense on his part that is opened up, allowing him to easier decipher strangers, fellow brothers in arms, and other individuals that he might come into terms of meeting. Though all and all, this won’t do much upon changing in his lone wolf, cocky attitude.
Another thing that often pushes people away from him is his strong sense of sarcasm about him. Probably due to him just being a grumpy, old, blind vampire who had to put up with a lot of shit from those around him in his past life and even in the present alike. To be frank, he doesn’t care who you might be, you could even be the highest ranked vampire out there and he will still mouth off with those ‘cracks’ of his if a stupid or obvious question is posed his way. One can understand how this may irritate and piss others off around him, but frankly Yoshi doesn’t give a damn how they may take his puns. He isn’t buttering up any pictures on their end or beating around the bush.
Killing is one of those things he has no quarrel in doing, though he never goes as far as blasphemy declaring it in the name of ‘honor ’ or ’justice‘; Yoshi just isn’t that type of guy. For him it is a dog eat dog world, if conflict can’t be avoided, he won’t hesitate to cut his enemy down from where they stand. Mercy is one of the definitions he doesn’t comprehend and when he has given thorough warnings and when they aren’t heeded, he sees no reason in bringing the suspect back with him in a beaten, near death state; heaven’s no to that. It is either come along peacefully or don’t come along at all, period, when he is dealing with another. His guidelines are a three strike rulebook and he will follow true to his word about killing someone if they choose to neglect his earlier warnings; with no remorse of conscience in the end either of committing such a deed upon his part.
Beyond that, he carries his proud warrior’s spirit made up of its set of honor codes. Amongst these, he tries to avoid confrontation amidst innocent bystanders; and it is that same compassionate side that will often bring him to save someone who can’t fend for themselves, especially those of the innocents. Also, he lives strongly by the rules of an eye for an eye. If he is betrayed, he will kill those that are responsible, if someone does something ill to him, he will get them back as well. His vengefulness is what truly makes him dangerous and don't go thinking he won't be 'getting his cake and eating it too,' the only thing that saves those from his wrath is borrowed time.History:
Born in the Feudal, Kamakura period of Japan, in Yoshi’s early years, he had his share of a horrifying life. When he was a child of eight, he bare witnessed to his father being murder, mother raped and assaulted, along with his slightly older sister at that time. These events were the cause of shameless ronin carelessly brandishing their swords, looting and pillaging a peaceful town; but the boy and his sister were saved from who knows what could of became them afterwards. The child’s mother, on the other hand, was taken away and before the same could happen to the daughter, an Embassy of the emperor and his posse luckily arrived on the scene. Seeing the town in distress, the ronin were quickly arrested, some even executed on sight. The Embassy to pity on the two children and decided to introduce them to the Emperor.
Surprisingly the Emperor was kind enough to allow them homage inside his castle, as long as they both abided by the rules and promised to serve him and those accustomed to his family. For three full years, Yoshi done chores back and forth, helping clean the palace, delivering food to and fro, and occasionally but rarely tending to the equines. Beyond that, he was quite the playmate of the Emperor’s children, getting along well with them, even in trouble due to being around them; but such things are to be expected as a child.
One example to such trouble the child got into was when he was snuck into the armory; immediately Yoshi panic when handed a sword to examine. The uproar itself resulted in clattering of armor, a frighten screaming of the daughter of the Emperor’s and a bewildered look of the son to the man, let alone those of close guards rushing in to see the hysterical and hyperventilating Yoshi curled in a fetal position. His past was already traumatizing enough without being reminded of those weapons and if it wasn’t for a long winded talk from the Emperor himself, the boy would of likely and possibly withered away.
The talk itself had inspired enough faith and even moved and sway him in giving it all, to become a swordsman not to just protect the emperor, nor the empire, but all innocent people who often get involved in the crossfire itself. It was his dream to become a noble and proud man, to be able to save human lives that those of the wicked nature dare to walkover. By thirteen he was transfixed and study the codes and ethics of Bushido itself, even begged and requested alike to be trained in martial arts, and swordplay itself. Still too young to lift a blade, he was indeed taught in hand to hand combat; although by his fifteen birthday he soon enough was lifting and training with a sword.
At sixteen he was finally imitated into the regiment of the Royal Guards who protected the Emperor with their life. By that time, the young lad was still training, although he did have the potential and discipline to continue to push himself where his skills were noticeable enough to allow him to serve directly under the Emperor and his children. In the next five to six years of his life from that point, he continued to grow in skill, always aiding the family inside the palace and on rare occasion safeguarding any journeys of theirs in and outside of Japan itself.
Though the events of one of those trips late at night transpired into something rather dangerous, even difficult for Yoshi to handle. Sure him and the other entourage that protected the Royal Family never dealt with anything ’youkai’ base. The vampires were saw as demons when they group preyed upon and assaulted the mortals; however, trained samurai proved to be a difficult match for the leeches and at the same time, normal cuts with the sword to the body wasn’t doing it with the vampires. The group had to severe limbs, but before they even comprehended that many were already being fed upon.
In the end, the Royal Guards were nearly exterminated, Yoshi was one of the last few men standing, still intent on protecting the Emperor’s family members. He even bold to retreat with them, getting them out of there; though the outcome wasn’t the best. The leader of that group of vampires wasn’t the least bit amused, having already lost nearly all of the men under his wing to have it go for naught when the Royal family got away. Not only did he find a means to blind Yoshi, claim the man’s sight without removing those eyes, but also he turned the young man to force him to live on in an eternity of darkness; or until Yoshi died of other causes.
Handicapped with blindness, cursed with a need to feed, Yoshi had to rely upon instinct for his survival. The first few years of vampiric life were hard and heavy upon his, mainly due to the prospect that his sight had been robbed form and feeding on victims at that point wasn’t easy. Nonetheless, he progressed, he managed to find a means of survival, a long a difficult road ahead of him in that respect as well. People that learn of his survival begun to shun him, cursing him, even the Emperor and his family neglected and ignored Yoshi’s existence. He was betrayed by everyone, having risk his life to those he wished to protect and that was the thanks they gave him in return, not even trying to help his condition? Instead they even aimed to kill him, to stop his current reign of terror in the lands, but those attempts of theirs failed.
Crippled with blindness, Yoshi found a means to stay upon the move throughout Japan, making his way south either on foot or by boat. He knew he couldn’t remain in the city he was taken in, especially now that he was assumed as a youkai like the creature that had preyed upon him. Truthfully anywhere was better, usually having to find his means to join caravans, hiring himself off as a ronin to guard the merchandise to keep a low alibi. Usually he even hid his appearances with a cloak, doing what he could at night so few may discover that he was blind. Sure, there were suspicions how he walked with his cane, though over the years he was growing accustomed to his handicap and was able to perform it off enough that change the views of those that surrounded him.
His aiding the trading convoy days ended around 1300, by that time many had already forgotten him and those of the Emperor’s descendants that might of still been alive were too old to recount such a man. This granted him a bit more flexibility to move freely amongst the islands of Japan; though he still kept his identity mostly to himself. The Yoshi Kalgora, the once boy they knew and monster they detest was assumed gone, a mystery maybe even later folklore if there were any to still carry such tales. Still, the man that had once served the emperor was now freelancing his lifestyle in Japan, playing the role perfectly of the traveling ronin without a master or clan to call home.
With the ports that offered some ferries from one island to the other, Yoshi took a trip to Shikoku. Because the island was one of the smallest, it granted the blind vampire a bit more lead away with getting away in some of his feedings, should those times come, which generally they would at night. Of course, he wasn’t foolish enough to stay in one city for too long, usually finding a proper rotation through the three cities of Tokushima, Kochi, and Ehime, leaving one each twenty or so years. By the time he may arrive back to the former, there should be a time lapse of a good sixty or so years; by then, most people would already be in old age to even remember that he was there before. It was better than just staying there, leading people to start to expect something when he didn’t grow old, no, Yoshi couldn’t afford drawing attention to himself like that.
By 1525, he had already did a few four or so roundabouts of this type of living, within that time he had also been practicing his swordsmanship, even sparing with a few locals. His age was beginning to show with his blindness, he begin to be able to sense things more clearly with the lack of sight, though Yoshi simply decided to pass it off with a thought that he was just getting accustomed to not seeing, that his current curse life have became simple enough for him. Little did he realize his mind was divulging itself into his clairvoyance, the power itself enough to seep out of him and naturally feel things around him without him even putting any effort behind it.
During that year though, 1525, he caught another ferry, this time heading to Kyushu and upon arrival, he spent his time at travel again throughout the cities the Kyushu island had to offer him. Nothing was much different to him, but he didn’t do the prolonged stay rotation of living and feeding. Instead he went ahead in getting a feel of the land around him and this went on till around 1540.
At that time, he decided to take another ferry, heading further south to the Tanegashima island, staying there for the next three or so years, till Portuguese traders made their expedition within Japanese territory. Yoshi was reluctant to greet them, though he ‘watched’ them, curious to what items they were introducing to the Japanese. He stayed his distance from them, though before their leave, he also stowaway upon their vessel without their knowledge, returning within them within a few years to Portugal.
Instead of putting Yoshi to the gallows the Catholic church decided to take him in and ‘teach’ him, persay. Ironic as it may be for a vampire to be preached to. Within a good ten years of stay within them, he had learn what he needed to know to communicate, but they never truly converted him over. He also knew he couldn’t stay for too long with them, as people begin to expect things once more when you don’t happen to age like humans do. The church was a fun place, he’ll give it that to some extent, but the people their made his skin crawl in a way he didn’t like.
Just like he had done Japan before him, he was now doing the same to Portugal, traveling that is. Within his travels he had ran into the few other, occasional vampires- more so than he ever done within his life in Japan,- though he didn’t pay those much any mind. They seemed to be having their good operations going, unknown to the world around them and Yoshi just left them be when he was on the move. Unlike some people, he just couldn’t naturally settle down for too long in one place, perhaps he was a bit hypersensitive or something, or maybe it was his wisdom to what he was that he didn’t want to give away any evidence from familiar faces remembering him. Whichever it was or might have been kept the man moving either on foot or any transportation he could scourge up.
Fortunately he managed to avoid the silly war of humans when he left Portugal completely, moving on from Spain to France during the Dutch-Portuguese war. Though he wasn’t as lucky to evade the other wars that followed in the years that past. The only thing that ever been upon his mind since, is if humans had anything better to do but kill each other for territorial control.
From the War of the Spanish Succession, to the Seven Years’ War to even the French Revolution, these thoughts plague more at Yoshi’s mind with the senseless violence he normally stumbled upon within his travels. Of course, no one can play the typical bystander and turn a blind gaze to these on goings, people tend to pull others in around them with their insanity and at times like those, Yoshi had no choice but to brandish his sword against gun wielding, barbarians. All he ever wished to do was feed in peace, perhaps his stay in Japan would have been for the better, instead of having to put up with mortal nonsense every fifty or so many years. It brought him to secretly loathe their squabbles, started to lead him to believe that humanity could easier be controlled by some higher powers if they had enough influence to subjugate the mortals as a whole.
Other skills: Swordsmanship:
Romanian may be too big to call that area he inhabited when he first came to it, it wasn’t till a year afterwards that the country was born and recognized for what it was. His time spent there was interesting, persay. Plenty years of more history for him to recount in his life and most of it was peaceful, well minus him venturing around in territories that was claimed by other vampires. How was he to know that there were actual Covens in this area? Still, things might of went better for the Light side if he strayed on their doorsteps than the other one by chance.
It wasn’t till shortly afterwards that he found himself badgered with lesser vampires, most of which belonging to the Dark Coven. Some of them he even ended up killing, now this alone was enough to arouse plenty of suspicion, a rogue vampire hanging out in territory that the Dark Coven claimed. It wasn’t much longer that they decided another route to approach him than attacking him on the spot, he rarely explained himself, though the leaders were persistent and convincing enough to allow him haven, having need of one with his talents. Why let someone like him go to waste or possibly turn to the other side, oh no, that would never do.
Yoshi decided to humor them on their offer and quickly he ascended the ranks within the Coven. He has never actively participated in any of the wars between the two, most of stature has remained questionable thus far within the Dark Coven. Those from the Light side that may steal a glance of him amidst those ranks have little information on him. Deceivingly he fit’s the role of a blind adviser quite well to his enemies and that is another reason why he is kept so close in the position he is in. What Light coven members that do see his potential see it too late. Yoshi has killed plenty in his past and isn’t afraid to bloody his blade if it serves a purpose for the Dark Coven. On the contrary, he still refuses to follow his orders blindly, which gives him more valuable with the backbone he possesses.
Even amidst the years of his stay, he has yet to show any signs of treachery or betrayal, keeping a strong tie of loyalty to the current Coven he serves. His relations with the other members remains questionable as well as he often doesn't actively approach them and there are many within the Coven that either fear or respect him enough, if not both, to stay their distance.
Yoshi excels in the usage of swords, one of the reasons in which he chooses to wield a blade over a gun any day. It isn’t surprising for him to be as sharp as the tool he uses and quick witted to properly handle it to either deliver a fatal wound to the preferred target or maim it to the point of nigh death. With his centuries of blindness as well, he has made the blade a full extension to his body. It is another part of himself and it is exceedingly rare to find him without one, concealed or not, in his custody.Hand to Hand Combat:
Don’t get Yoshi wrong, he isn’t completely naked without a sword, only fools would rely upon a weapon more than they may their body. All basic warriors must know how to fend for themselves and even robbed by sight doesn’t handicap him in a fight; if anything his senses are sharper. Though, it is rare for him to result to unarmed combat, at times however he may show signs of it. Mostly, he plays his skills off as an innocent blind man that doesn’t have the faintest of ideas of what is going on around mortals and the dumb witted younger vampires; however he isn’t afraid to display those true colors either if a situation calls for it.In a coven war, would you be OK with your character being killed?:
Not really. But I suppose it is okay if I go inactive or drop out, as I probably won’t return to the game then. Which I hope doesn’t become the case. Or if I get bored with this character. /endramble Ons/Offs: Touch Me