Okay, all, I'm looking to run a KotE game. I've never run a KotE game before, so....bear with me. Players who are patient and keep this in mind would be super appreciated. This is a very tentative interest check. If I see sufficient interest/character concepts, I'll flesh out more of the world.
The setting will be a city in Japan; I've not decided on which city, but it will likely be Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, or possibly Sapporo. I'm open to suggestion about it.
Anyways, that's all for now. While I'm not sure if this'll get any interest, I figure it couldn't hurt to put it out there! ^^
Name: Tsukiyama Kikyo
Physical Age: Early 20s
Second Breath: Early 1400s.
Personality: Tsukiyama is far from what a person might expect of a Devil-Tiger. Her passions are delicate and refined; to an untrained observer, she might even seem cold, but that would be terribly wrong. She wasn't this way before her Second Breath, but whatever she was like before, the reality is that she is a monster of magnificent appetites. Tsukiyama endeavors to teach the most brutal lessons of life...and how better to appreciate the joys of the world then in one's final moments, when understanding they will be lost forever? That being said, achieving a sense of balance in her life has always been difficult due to being unable to chain up her passions at all. She might be able to lay out a calculating plan and delight as each step comes to fruition, but when things don't go exactly as she plans, she can easily fly into monstrous impatient rages. She is someone who still enjoys the finer things in life--she will have nothing but the finest clothes, the finest car, the most disciplined and careful of servants...and right now, she's in excellent standing with nearly all of the Houses of Japan, and rumor has it that she is quite far along the path of her dharma The only thing that has stopped her? She regularly travels to Beijing, and there are...rumors...that her loyalty to Nippon is less than what could be desired. Violent, yes, cruel, yes, cultured and lovely, yes, but traitorous? This remains to be seen.
Brief history: Destined to marry a very wealthy man in Hokkaido, things took a turn for the worse when he began prioritizing his courtesans over her. She became violently jealous, but unable to curb his appetites. Her brother, Jiro, had already become a Kuei-jin, and he welcomed her back to his household when she fled from her husband. She was unaware that he had ever taken the Second Breath at that time. One night, her husband came to Jiro's home, claiming to want to reconcile. Jiro was nowhere to be found...and Kikyo found herself being murdered at the shore bordering Jiro's home. Jiro returned home that night to see signs things in his home had been tampered with, and he went looking for his sister, only to find the next night that she returned on the waves like him, having taken her Second Breath. She recognized him for what he was once she'd become as he was. Jiro does not follow the Devil Tiger Dharma...and in fact, his sister is not sure what Dharma he follows. He introduced Kikyo into Kuei-jin society and to the Devil-Tiger teacher who met her end at Kikyo's hands, beginning a long and vicious cycle of teaching via the dark hand of death. Jiro periodically follows his sister to see what atrocities she has gotten up to, occasionally cleaning up a mess when its gone beyond her control.
Appearance: Slim, about 5'4" (approx. 162 cm), and weighing about 110 lbs (approx. 50 kgs). She dresses in elaborate traditional kimonos and strongly disdains what she claims is "plain" clothing, with blue jeans earning particular ire from her. She is always decked in expensive jewelry, and seeing Kikyo without makeup is unheard of. She keeps to reasonable shades of reds--her favorite colors would be red, green, or gold. Her most prominent piece of attire is a small golden charm bracelet that has a jade tiger attached to it. She has a small scar just on the side of her left eye, barely noticeable at all, but when the light hits it just right, suddenly a viewer might wonder how they hadn't seen it before.