None (wandering bushi)Weapons/Abilities: Thousand forged blade:
When Jui's wife was killed after she had been raped by myth in grief Jui swore seek revenge on myths for their sin of arrogance and pride. He had months ago accuired strange meteoric ore which he had saved up to forge blade which he shall sell for their new house.....he started experiment ore and work on day and night to try forge blade of vengeance out from it. But even his best forge would not let melt the ore despite how much he heated it!
Then when he ran out of fire wood only body of his wife remained, it would take hours get firewood into forge and forge would turn. With hard resolve he threw his half-myth wife into fires of the forge and let it consume her body, only then finally ore started to melt! Jui was skilled weaponsmith and so besides knowing how to craft weapons he knew how to use it. But in confusion he had not thinked what
weapon he will forge out?!
So he forged weapon, changed mind and remelt and reforged the blade. The flame which had consumed his wife did not never go out until weapon was finished. But when weapon was finished it game hideously ugly katana. Despite his greatest failure as weaponsmith he took the ugly blade and headed off to seek his revenge......this was ten years ago. Eversince then the blade had earned nickname 'thousand forged blade'. Not because of way it was created, but it literally can transform into thousand different weapons!
Somehow burning his wife, using meteoric iron and ancient mythical craft prayers bind his own spirit and soul to blade have made the weapon several powerful charms. Firstly blade is bound directly to spirit of Jui, blade cannot be broken any fashion nor even if he is disarmed the blade quickly returns to his hand. Only way to break the blade is to break his spirit. So in essence; break the blade to kill him or kill Jui's spirit to break the blade. Besides unbreakable and never leaving his hands by unwilling methods the blade overtime transforms. Whenever Jui fights foe his sword slowly changes form, firstly mass and size changes during the combat. Altough default form is ugly one bladed katana, over time it can turn into spear, axe, mace, dagger or any imaginable weapon. Transformation occurs based on abilities of the foe, as if sword is carefully measuring foe's strenght and then transform into perfect weapon defeat it.
Once mass and size and form is right, the ugly weapon's surface starts to crack and reveal the full transformed weapon out under from thick layer of rust and metal waste matter. Once transformation is complete the weapon in question will be a magical weapon with some magical qualities which help defeat/injure myth in question. Example figthing myth with strong ice element myth (with vulrenabillity to fire) may make weapon transform into weapon which has fire element magics imbued to it. Besides this weapon Jui possess only longbow with holy script enchanted arrows which can harm spirits, ghosts and weaker Myths.Resilient Body:
Thanks connection to his blade Jui's body takes affinity from the blade and as side result his body has become very resilient to harm. Most non-magical weapons wielded by mortals cause no harm to his body (while mortal using magical weapon can cause harm but only little if invidual lacks skill and strenght), only Myths can harm him with non-magical weapons but they need hit solidly and powerfully against his body to do so. Example attacks which cause fine bleeding cuts would cause mere scratches on his skin, attacks which would cut off his arm off would only cut a deep bleeding wound. Myth with magical weapon can cause injuries more easily but still need extend more power and accuracy than normally needed still (but considerably less than myths who use non-magical weapons).Ward vs Myths:
Blade also bestows ward on Jui against powers of Myths. It gives him passive resistance against magical attacks of Myths, reducing overall effect of the attacks but he can be harmed if Myth goes all way with their attack but as side result it causes Myth spend a much more mystical powers than needed to create same result.Experienced God-slayer:
Jui over the years have developed keen knowlegde of measuring Myths powers by glance and also learn and study in combat his foes to find limits of their powers or how they work by observing them (and then try find a way exploit any weaknesses they have). Also in close combat Jui shows incredible prowess (for a human). He have surprised many martial skilled myths with close combat prowess what he have learned over the years. He is able to enter into special sort trance which allows him attack and react faster than humans should able to and also make his attacks hit harder. This prowess is entirely Jui tapping on mental reserves of human mind what most cannot ever do. After all humans only use tiny portion of their mind and spirit in their whole lives, and Jui has just learned tap more. But this trance has draw back; he cannot concentrate on it very long time and side effect is that his body goes beyond natural limits, so after he stops his trance he is wracked with incredible pain and make him unable to continue to fight for while as his muscles are disjointed or hurt from over extension of 'natural' limit.Appearance:
Jui looks like average peasant, handsome sort but still someone who blends to crowd easily with his dark worn clothes and messy hair held in top knot and grown short beard and moustache. Personality:
Jui is quite polite and calm invidual, even towards Myths which he hunts. He does not talk much about himself or his past but if Myth asks why he figths it he simply replies it's for revenge, towards all myths. But he does not explain reason for his revenge, as he sees it pointless (as he believes no Myth would feel symphaty for the tale, nor even help him find retribution to the myth responsible for horrible deed). Years in road have hardened his resolve and made many think him as 'cold hearted' man but truth is that he accepts world is cruel place and as he had endured with his pain he expects same from others (what comes to troubles of life).Biography:
Jui Makeda was born to farming peasant community, but he disliked his life as farmer's son and dreamed to become a great warrior! But as he was born to his caste he had no chance to become a warrior......but his father who saw his son's burning desires asked old friend arrange his son place under tutorlage of half-myth weaponsmith. The weaponsmith known as Pao of Firestar (a half-kitsune) taught craft of weaponsmith to Jui since he was four years old. Years Jui spend in the forges of Pao, studying and crafting daily thousand blades as standard. Of course invidually thousand blades were fit only to rank and file soldiers and once a month he crafted weapon which took a day to make, suited more to captains of legions who used one weapons made other days.
Once every six months years Jui was tasked in crafting blade which took a month to make, those were suited only to half-myth warriors. Jui learned to be very relaible crafter and expectional gifted for human (Pao always suspected he had Myth ancestor somewhere). But thanks being human he lacked magic, mana, to craft truly magical blades (so far his only
magical weapon is 'thousand forged blade' and he probably acquired needed magic for it through lingering spirit residing in his wife's corpse which was used fuel forge's fires).
Pao had daugther, a half-myth like himself. Daugther was called Yoa of Southern Wind. Yoa was young woman when Jui came apprentice as boy, she spend years talking and interacting with young apprentice much for charging of Pao who thought mortal and half-myth pairing ill idea. But Yoa fell genuinely in love for Jui and when Jui finished his apprenticeship after fourteen years he proposed her! Pao however was against it and he tasked Jui craft blade to one member of the half-myth House with approval. Jui worked a year over the project and he succeed craft suitable weapon for his customer. Pao likewise accepted and only then granted permission wed his daugther.
A year of happiness followed between Jui and Yoa who lived in own house high in mountains where Jui worked as weaponsmith. But then unkwon reason after a business trip down to village he was blocked to enter near his home! By a mysterious mist which constantly missled him! When mist was lifted he reached home in time see distant flying figure....a masked Myth, depart his house! When he entered house he found Yoa dead, raped, clothes torn off and her throat sliced open! Jui was crushed by the sight and then and there he made his oath, then worked over a month crafting his blade and end result being ugly but with grim determination he started his journey. His eventual goal is to 'banish' all Myths back to dimension where they come from, never to return mortal world ever again.