Not sure if this would work, but here's a partially done character sheet:Name:
Japanese mythologyNotable Abilities/Skills:
*Make sure to list them all*
- Onmyoudo (may be a bit varied, being as it is, a Japanese Esoteric tradition that combines all sorts of stuff)
- High level evocation and invocation magic/summoning/conjuring techniques
- Enhanced senses (fox-related bonuses, essentially)
*If there's anything special in your character's possession, that exceeds the reasonable everyday property- be it weapons, special tech, enchanted artifacts, list it here.*Role:
*What role do you envision for your character to take in the company/the operational squad? Keep in mind, The Company might have different plans for your character*Recruitment Status:
Yet to be recruited.Employment History:
*No need for a list of previous jobs, but if your character has been recruited- how did it come to the employment of The Company?*Appearance: Sexuality:
Bi, with a heavy preference towards women. On/Off:
: Somewhat arrogant yet complex. Artistic, and generally outspoken. Considerably bold, he isn't afraid to confront people, nor is he worried about the impression he leaves since he's simply being himself. At least, he tends to portray himself as such, though being a creature of illusion, he can deceive and delude even himself, creating multiple personalities accordingly. He has no qualms about killing people, yet he is not above doing good deeds, such as saving people from a fire or donating some money. Of course, he is still ruthless and can be vengeful to an extent. He as a slightly jaded, cynical outlook a fair amount of the time, and isn't too sane. There's also something "enthralling" about him, and it's more or less impossible to get the complexity of his mind. He can have a dry ironic, and dark sense of humour, and is sometimes cold, yet warm and cordial at other times. Can be prideful, and at other times, wrathful. Has many other facets to his personality. He usually seems quite charismatic and friendly, though that's one among many outer façades, and it's far more complex than that, with elements both dark and mysterious included. Despite knowing as much as he knows, he's never one to pass an opportunity to further his own knowledge, as well as increase his power and range of abilities. Somewhat masochistic, and as per being a Kitsune, a trickster. Background:
Seiko was born in 1286, the heir to the Tsuchimikado Clan (once known as the Abe clan, of which the famous Japanese equivalent to Merlin, Abe no Seimei came from. And originally descended from a son of Emperor Kōgen, who reigned from 214 BC – 158 BC that served as Onmyouj and therefore spiritual advisors, including diviners, exorcists, alchemists, seers and astrologists in the Imperial Court for centuries to come. Like Abe no Seimei, Seiko was not entirely human, with his mother being a Kitsune. Accordingly, he was given a true name, which he was to never tell anyone, lest they gain complete control over him- Suigetsu. Even from his childhood days Seiko was identified as a genius in whatever it was that he took to doing, and a once-in-a-generation prodigy. He is surprisingly knowledgeable about a considerable number of things, from history and music to art and the sciences- and on a more evident note, the occult. His fascination with conflict also leant him a proficiency with some weapons as soon as he as able to delve into that kind of area, as well as a number of martial arts from different parts of Japan, in time coming to include styles that would come into being hundreds of years later; his interest no less dimmed. As he grew up, he was acutely aware of how others often envied his abilities, and whilst he was fairly young; his potential. He would end up attaining the ire of a few rival Onmyouji, including one from a branch family of the Tsuchimikado clan, which naturally introduced more unpleasant elements into the equation. In other areas, he became something of a renowned painter, as well as skilled at smithing with various metals, and as a musician.
Mastering Onmyoudo, his unique synthesis of various different styles, including those of other Onmyouji clans like the Dairenji, Souma, Kurahashi, and Momoe, would draw a fair degree of renown upon himself, as well as revitalize Onmyoudo in Japan. Through both his actions and his odd personality, he attained a considerable number of followers. At some point in the 1400s, he became the head of the Onmyo Bureau, with the headquarters situated in Kyoto. Some of his investigation into the lesser known elements of Onmyoudo also resulted in him rediscovering Abe no Seimei's forbidden research on immortality, resulting in Seiko being unable to age. Though it turned out he wasn't the only one interested in this knowledge, and one of those rivals in the branch family, a mysterious and manipulative Onmyouji known by the name of Kurayami Tsuchimikado, also obtained it.
Later on, he would end up tutoring Yasutomi Tsuchimikado in the mid-Edo period, who, influenced by his own style, officially formulated a more commonly used form of Onmyoudo originating from their clan.
Rarely getting involved on any particular side during the Sengoku period, he used his influence to create academies for Onmyouji in different parts of Japan, also taking to travelling to other parts of the world at points. Though at one point he aided the Uesugi Clan against Shingen of the Takeda, and was targeted by Chiyome Mochizuki several times, later retracting his involvement, since he found well-executed assassination attempts to be something of a hassle to deal with. Though Shingen's mysterious death in 1573 could have potentially been Seiko's doing, as payback of sorts. Nonetheless, he was also heavily involved in many of the conflicts during the warring states period, being known both for his skill in onmyodo, and his talent with a blade.
Later on, due to the machinations of some of his enemies, including those outside of Japan, the Meiji Restoration ended up proving to be a blow to the influence of Onmyouji, after the Emperor proclaimed Onmyoudo to be nothing more than a superstition in the mid-1800s, prohibiting it as such. Nonetheless, with organisations dedicated to him, like the Twin Horn Syndicate, as well as Seiko becoming a key figure in the Imperial Japanese military, he was able to lead a modernised Japan to victory in the first Sino-Japanese war, as well as the Russo-Japanese war.
However, in the second world war, things would become far more complicated, said complications also being present in the overlapping second Sino-Japanese war. Whilst helping Japan via occult aid to various victories in the earlier parts of both, including the Battle of Singapore, in which 130,000 Allied troops became prisoners of war. Though other events were also due to his machinations, including the events that followed the capture of Nanjing by Imperial Japanese forces in 1937.
During the war, the Onmyo Agency was established, as a new take on the Onmyo Bureau, by request of the military with the original intent to utilize magic to boost their strength in the war. With the Bureau being established and then reintegrated into the military with the purpose of creating more Onmyouji. Naturally, Seiko was installed as the Agency's first head.
When the decisive battle of Midway occurred, Seiko knew that without more serious help, there would be a gradual takeover and defeat of Japan. It would only be several months later when back in Kyoto, an extremely potent summoning ritual would be sabotaged by some of his long time rivals, lead by a certain Kurayami Tsuchimikado. Opponents also included those under an organisation backed by a cabal of occultists in remnants of China that weren't under Japanese control. It would spiral out of control, creating a massive spiritual disaster in the Kansai region, from which ran rampant various demons and types of malicious Youkai, and resulting in his disappearance for nearly twenty years. During said disappearance, Seiko can recall little other than that bad stuff happened. His disappearance, and the aftermath of the disaster, resulted in Japan being in such dire straits that they would rapidly begin to loose the war, with the official surrender merely a few years later. Though America's superior resources and numbers, among other things, would play a fair part. To a degree, some Onmyouji still blame him for the disaster, though a majority nonetheless retain their respect and reverence for him.
In regards to the Onmyo Agency; when the war ended, its focus changed and became a bureaucratic body charged with regulating the now more widely spread system of Onmyoudo, as well as dealing with the frequent spiritual disasters in Tokyo and other areas, specifically Kyoto, which still remains spiritually unstable. It has jurisdictions and legalities over all things concerning magic in Japan. It is because of this that organization has run into some unrest with more traditional members and sects of Onmyoudo who feel that their ways are being trampled upon.
Returning in 1961, Seiko rebuilt his influence over the next three decades, with the help of the increasingly influential Twin Horn Syndicate, which had secretly prophesied his return following the war, whilst their leader, Atsune Hirata, used the disillusionment caused by Japan's defeat to recruit new generations of Onmyouji to their cause. Seiko also reinforced his status as leader of the main organisation of Onmyodo, despite the setbacks caused by the Great Spiritual Disaster of late 1942, and his disappearance. Merits:
*Your character's strengths. Not to be confused with abilities. You need to have at least 2 and it should match the number of your character's Shortcomings.*
- Expert in swordsmanship/martial arts
- Master strategist
- Excellent deceiver/manipulator
*Your character's weaknesses. You need to have at least 2, and it should match the number of your character's Merits.*
- Like all Kitsune (including halfbreed types), he possesses both a fear and hatred of dogs
- Low alcohol tolerance, despite having a taste for it
- Once one gets past his outer facade, he's actually quite shy.
- If his true name is used to bind him, then he has no choice but to obey
Listening to music, playing music, painting, reading books, tricking/pranking people, watching films, anime, games, Face Claim:
Kazuki from Royz (Visual Kei band).How did YOU Find Us?
Found it whilst looking for group roleplays.