Rin is a relic of an age long past that has found herself in a strange new world; a world where nearly every trace of the legacy she struggled so hard to maintain has vanished. Her story begins over 200 years ago on the island of Ionia. Rin was raised among the Kinkou clan, a peaceful existence dedicated to the pursuit of enlightenment and personal perfection. The strength of Rin's body and mind soon placed her above her peers, her dedication catching the eyes of her masters and the clan's leadership as she came of age. They sought a student worthy of the clan's shadow technique, a student that possessed the strength of spirit necessary to not fall victim to desire and ambition. It had been decades since someone had been chosen for the honor, countless others before her had fallen into corruption. The Kinkou were prepared to seal the ancient secrets away, shunning the uncontrollable thirst for power that the darkness brought...but Rin was to be their last chance; a final test and the deciding factor of the shadow's fate. She would undergo the training and the trials necessary and prove to the clan that the shadows weren't to be feared.
The years of training yielded only mild success. Rin's abilities were certainly enhanced - to the point where she was without equal amongst the clan - but she held back from using the full potential lest she lose control and become a slave to the shadow. Still, when a creature from the void found itself on the island nation, Rin was the champion chosen to force it back into the darkness. In that capacity, she succeeded, driving the creature back to the realm that spawned it. However, Rin was also pulled into the hungering void as she worked to seal the creature's entrance to this world. Her clan kept vigil for months, hoping beyond hope that Rin could find her way back. It was only after a year had passed that the patrols stopped. As far as they could tell, Rin had either perished or fallen victim to the corruption of the void. Either way, the last hope for the shadow technique was extinguished, a failed experiment that would be locked away and forgotten.
But while the world moved on, Rin wandered the Void for months, too weak to escape but too strong to be overcome by the dark and twisted creatures that called the realm home. To survive, she did as she had always done: she adapted. She came to rely more and more on the shadows in this dark plane of alien nature and, in time, she even came to rely on the energies from the Void itself. It wasn't until she surrendered to the strange powers that she found the strength to escape; allowing the void to touch her mind and seep into her body. With her newly void-infused shadow abilities, Rin was finally able to tear her way out of the realm's grasp...only to find a world that was almost as alien as the one she had left. While she spent what only felt like months surrounded by the Void, two centuries had passed in the real world. Her clan had been replaced by a dark perversion of the very powers she fought so hard to control and the influence of Noxus had tainted her island home.
Left without a family, clan, or home, Rin wandered the land before encountering the Institute of War. A force of balance in a war-torn world...it felt familiar in a way and spoke to the obligations she held in her earlier life. While the Kinkou would not approve of solving disputes with violence, the Institute at least provided a guiding hand that sought to bring order to the land.Appearance
: Even with the presence of the Void that still lingers inside her, Rin appears to be human in every way despite the changes she's undergone. Her medium length black hair alternates between hanging down near her shoulders, partially hiding her face and gray eyes, or being pulled back into a ponytail depending on the situation. Her skin has a light olive tone and she carries a few colorful tattoos of symbols important to the Kinkou on her back, shoulder, and arms.
Rin typically dresses in darker colors such as blacks and grays and wears clothing and armor that is as light and flexible as possible. She usually hides her face like others of her clan though it's more out of habit these days rather than trying to hide her identity. Her dual weapons hang near her lower back, symbols of good fortune etched into their hilts. The first sword, Raitou, was a gift from the Tempest, a sword of sparkling steel that harnessed the speed and power of the skies. The second sword, Kurokage, a darkened blade with an ebony handle, was a relic passed down from the previous student of shadows.Personality:
Rin has a serene nature and others will find her to be patient and accepting in all things. She's a bit reserved as she doesn't really understand this new world or the people within it. Deep down, she desires to find her place in this time and she will do whatever she can to make others like her and fit in, sometimes trying a bit too hard and just making herself look even more out of place than she already is.
Rin also hides a darker nature deep within herself. The Void has touched her mind and spirit and it cries out to her constantly, demanding chaos and destruction. It's only been through Rin's overpowering determination and strength of mind that she's been able to keep the hunger inside her at bay. And while the Void's power has it's benefits, Rin seeks to rid herself of its taint in any way she can.