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Author Topic: Akira no Kagen  (Read 1743 times)

Description: Warlord. Rose to Blood Opal. Played by Dash.

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Akira no Kagen
« on: Nov 16, 17, 09:53:41 PM »
    The Basics
    Character Name: Akira no Kagen
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    Age: 34 (Born PP 160)
    Race:  Short-Lived
    Caste:  Warlord
    Birth Territory: Tacea, Terreille
    Home Territory: Tacea, Terreille

    Birthright Jewel: Uncut Rose
    Offering Jewel: Uncut Blood Opal
    Appearance

    Play By: Blonde Gackt
    Distinguishing Features: Tall for men in Tacea, Akira stands just an inch short of six feet. He keeps himself in prime condition, as most of his shows he does either shirtless or in various levels of undress. He has a number of tattoos on his body: Designs of a wolf intermixed with tribal tattoos. He is (in)famous for dyed hair, makeup, and different colored eyes at shows and sometimes in casual settings.

    Personality

    Personality:
    Akira is a gregarious, outlandish individual. Quick to smile and quicker to laugh, he is a constant bright point to any room that attracts those around him. People find him easy to befriend and easy to talk to, and they find that the level-headed Warlord is actually quite intelligent and perceptive. He has grown up in the shadow of older siblings, a more intense twin, and a Queen for a younger sister. As such he’s accustomed to acting out to get attention.

    There is a hidden intensity in the Blood Opal Warlord, how could there not be with such a jewel as his Offering? He is incredibly driven by his art, by his love of life in all facets of it, and his love for family. His sister, Ming, is his best friend, and has often acted as the tether to his crazed antics. He is above all things, passionate and artistic.

    Despite his celebrity reputation as being something of an over-the-top performer, he’s also capable of the violence inherent to the Blood. When called upon by Shiro to “enforce” the will of the Kagen upon those who do not fall in line with the edicts of their organization, Akira obeys. Not because he cares for the work, or playing the part of brute, but because he is deeply loyal to his family. He recognizes that he is part of his mother’s legacy, and that they are all tied to the foundations she set. While he is proud to be part of the Kagen Clan, that pride is based on being the son of Aimi no Kagen.

    Likes:
    • Sex: Everyone likes sex, but Akira has a fondness for sex in ways that are non-traditional. Be they with a man alone, in a public setting, on top of an object or an animal, Akira likes to take it to some weird, next level. The vanilla stuff is “okay”, but it’s better if it’s mixed in with something weird.

    • Drugs: To experience life with an altered sense of perception is to experience reality different. Foods taste different. Smells are not what they once were. It’s a philosophical and psychological enjoyment of an altered mental state, and it’s not just the high that Akira craves, but the experience.

    • Non-conventional Music: Music is his lifeblood. Be it the heavy beats of his drummer, the song that flows through his voice like water down a stream, or the shouting thrum of excitement of the fans. Admittedly, Akira gets a high from the adoration of public spectacle, but even if he was no longer a celebrity he would still love music for its unique place in experience, creativity, and perception.
    Dislikes:
    • Familial Obligations: Once and a while, you have to throw someone through a window. Once and a while, you have to break an arm. Once and a while, someone isn’t paying their fees and you have to cancel a night of tantric sex at a nightclub because some asshole isn’t going along with the system. Akira will help when Shiro asks him to, but he doesn’t particularly like it. He’d rather be doing fun stuff. Not work.

    • Hideto: He loves his twin. He does. In that “I’ll be there for your birthdays and some special event” sort of thing. Otherwise he rather dislikes being around his “other half”. Hideto is everything Akira is not, and vice versa. The two personalities clash and neither of them can much stand each-other.

    • Tradition: Who wishes to stay forever stagnant? Who doesn’t wish to open themselves up to new ideas? Akira is particularly excited about the new Dragon Mother because, though he loves his aunt dearly, she’s a little stuck in the past for his tastes.
    Fears:
    • Shiro and Toyani: His eldest and youngest siblings are entering a power-struggle over their mother’s legacy and the organized crime of Tacea. Both of them are rigid, proud, and stubborn, and neither of them are willing to bend to accommodate the other. They are both incredibly fierce personalities and Akira feels lost in the maelstrom between them. Shiro is openly ruthless and violent, but Toyani isn’t much better, and with Hideto and Ming notably staying out of the way, Akira’s being pulled in two opposite directions. He fears the day he’s going to have to choose one sibling over the other, or worse, watching them kill each-other, because he loves them both.

    • Ruining his Reputation: Granted, that “reputation” isn’t seen as much of anything in the eyes of traditionalist Taceans. But to his fans and those who appreciate what he does, Akira wants to remain loyal to them and as a good ‘role-model’. If his night-time activities on behalf of his family would become public knowledge it’d cause quite a blow-back to his career and to his celebrity status. As such he tries what he can to remain incognito while doing work for his brother.

    • Growing Old: He just doesn’t want to grow up. He doesn’t want to turn into the rigid, funless bag of wrinkles and growls that Shiro has become. He doesn’t want to turn into the shell of what his mother has become. He doesn’t want to die like his father of some subtle disease that claims him right before his child is born. He knows it’s an eventuality if he keeps living (and he does so very much like living), but to become decrepit and to lose some of who he is as a person right now scares him.
    Craft Strengths:
    • Whimsy Craft: Not everything in life has to be serious and rigid. Akira likes to bring a laugh and a smile out from those around him, and he uses a great amount of Whimsy craft both at his shows and in his personal life.

    • Physical Enhancement: Sometimes, you gotta throw someone through a window. It’s also really handy for some tricks during sex.
    Craft Weaknesses:
    • Emotional Manipulation: Akira’s not a fan of seduction craft (it robs him of the pride of doing it au nautral), nor compulsion spells (robbing someone of their free will is against his personal ethics), nor subtler manipulation (same reason).

    • Power Bolts: He was never taught how to do them. The Kagen prefer to do things face to face, blades in hand or with their bare fists. Power Bolts are the tools of cowards.
    Life Story

    Family:
    Mother: Aimi no Kagen (Summer Sky to Green Black Widow) Born 124 PP*
    Father: Shou no Kagen (Rose to Purple Dusk Prince) Deceased*
    Siblings: Shiro no Kagen (Summer Sky to Blood Opal Warlord Prince) Born 145 PP
    Mayu no Kagen White to Tiger Eye Priestess Born 153 PP
    Hideto no Kagen (Rose to Opal Priest Warlord Prince) Born 160 PP
    Toyani no Kagen (Sapphire to Red Queen) Born 170 PP

    *Jewels Assigned, not Rolled

    **Family rolls came from Toyani's's sheet, located here: http://www.bloodrites.net/dena-nehele-20/toyani-kagen/msg101657/#msg101657

    History:
    While her older sister, Hinata, became the Dragon Mother of Tacea, Aimi was her quiet adviser. Aimi had always been forceful, the Green Black Widow a strong presence at her sister’s court. While Hinata saw to the Territory, Aimi saw to the Clan and their traditional holdings. Her husband, Shou, was a quiet and reserved accountant, dutiful and diligent, but always second to his wife’s strong will. While he was almost two decades her senior, it was Aimi who always had the run of her household, even after she’d given birth to a Warlord Prince son, Shyro.

    While Hinata consolidated Tacea and helped it towards reconstruction, Aimi focused on cleaning up the various rackets and criminal elements of the southern provinces. The incredibly tough young Black Widow used her husband’s family and loyal retainers who could keep their tongues inside their heads to round up and force the criminal elements of Tacea to submit to a single authority, or die. Aimi held no illusions about the real world, and knew that crime would always exist. But to make a better Tacea that her sister had intended, it needed to be cleaner and organized. When Hinata found out, some months after Aimi had placed the heartbeat of Tacea’s criminal underworld firmly under her thumb, there was a blowout of some epic proportions. The two women raged their points at one another, yet neither would budge, as they both thought themselves in the right. Aimi and Hinata’s relationship would never really recover, though the Territory Queen grudgingly came to agree with Aimi’s point, though she disliked taking the “dirty” money that Aimi collected as a tax on the criminal element. Aimi would remain in Hinata's First Circle, but their formerly close bond became more business than familial relation. Both women were too stubborn about their pride to let such a strong disagreement fall into compromise.

    Akira was born with his twin, minutes after the identical brother that he would never come to understand or appreciate. Aimi was nearing her forties, but having had only two children, she felt herself capable of having more. Shiro, her first child, now served as her lieutenant and chief enforcer whereas Shou remained forever as the steward to their affairs.The two young children of Aimi went to serve in Hinata’s court, though they could never be more different. Hideto held the blessings of a dual-caste whereas Akira held but the lowest of the male Castes. Hideto was fiery and protective of every woman around him (much to the love of Hinata), but Akira only liked to flirt, even as a child, and run and play. Mayu, their older sister, was set to primarily babysit the two as she studied under Hinata’s High Priestess.

    Aimi, now into her forties, became pregnant unexpectedly again, and withdrew from her duties both to the Court and the criminal element. Shou, her constant shadow, companion, and friend, took ill before the pregnancy could come to term, and died despite a healer’s best efforts before their last child was born. Toyani, Aimi had named the child, took a great deal out of Aimi, and the dual causes of both the loss of her husband (whom, as much as she might bully, she loved dearly) and a birth at an advanced age strained her mind to the point of breaking. None in the family was quite prepared to see their strong willed hellion of a mother (or in Hinata’s case, younger sister) seem to deflate and come apart. The fact that she had birthed a Queen seemed to matter very little to her, and some part of her spirit was broken.

    Shiro, well accustomed to running the criminal element, did so now as its head in full (albeit through Aimi’s name). Young Toyani was given to Mayu to care for, and their older sister acted as wetnurse while Hideto and Akira divided themselves between watching over their ailing mother and their new baby sister. The event seemed to tear at the foundations of all of them, to see the central force of their life undone.

    Akira grew up in the shadow of that event. Constantly trying to bring cheer to his depressed sister or his two too-serious brothers, he acted out through much of his teenage years. When he went to the altar, he plunged deep into the abyss, grasping at the Blood Opal and drawing it out with his own blood. After that event, he sensed in him that his true nature was not to be the reserved, stick-in-the-mud that Hideto was, but to be the gregarious, grasping person that his twin was not.

    A childhood love of music caused him to quickly find an outlet in non-conventional tunes, and with the help of some friends he met in and out of Court Life, he began a band of sorts that began to play a trending music of heavy beats and screaming lyrics. It became an instant success in the small music halls filled with the youth, and as Akira abandoned Court duties and the restrictive rules of his older brother Shiro, he embraced a lifestyle well out of the traditional Tacean culture.

    Having access to the illicit drugs of his family’s trade, he became influential in the underground atmosphere of rampant sex (including founding locales that hid the taboo of male only sex), drugs, and loud music. While Hideto enjoyed the sparkly nature of Court Life with its rigid traditions and codes of honor, Akira embraced a wave of counter-culture. His music began to become hugely successful in the youth, and with his growing outlandish dress, dyed hair, and flagrant use of makeup in shows made him a polarizing figure. Some hate him, others lavishly adore him, but he is a well-known name and face in all of Tacea.

    Much to the chagrin of Shiro and Hideto both. Shiro soon realized he was unable to reign in his younger brother’s life, so instead has pressured him to use his popularity to further the family business. In turn Shiro has protected Akira’s fans and companions at the (admittedly seedy) locales that their crime circles operate and support. This has done little to help Akira’s reputation to the traditional public, of course. And in return every once and a while Akira has to make a show (outside of his makeup, outlandish dress, and hair color, of course) at meetings with the family.

    And for a while, that arrangement was agreeable to Akira. He didn’t much care for the work that Shiro did, but he understood it was the work of their mother that their brother was continuing. While Aimi lived she was only a shell of her former self, and Akira could not stand to be in her presence much. Toyani remained much in his mother’s presence, however, and Akira can see that his youngest sister, fierce and ambitious, is a younger incarnation of his mother. Hinata, too, has seen it, and has forewarned her nephew from trying to stand in her path as she remembers how bull-headed Aimi was.

    The problem, of course, is that Shiro resents the idea of giving up a lifetime of work and control to a younger sister, no matter what her castes and jewels may be. A conflict is brewing between the Kagen siblings, one that Akira is trying desperately to escape in his chosen career and lifestyle, but he knows that eventually he won’t be able to avoid. He does not relish the point that he will have to choose a side.

    Show Us What You've Got

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    CRASH!

    The sounds of glass and wood shattering broke the quiet of the evening, and Ichiru growled from nearby Akira at the prone form of the accounting office manager that Akira had just thrown through the thick window of his nice office into the alleyway beside the quaint office building. Akira let out a sound of a sigh, adjusting his hat atop his blonde hair as he stepped over the shards of broken glass into the alleyway, not really caring for all the dirt that’d end up on the bottom of his shoes. Nor the droplets of blood, as that was always an annoying thing to get out off his shoes.

    “Look. Buddy.” Akira said softly as he took up a position to block the business manager from fleeing down towards the mouth of the alley. Ichiru had hopped over and was now punching the man in the gut. “I just want this to be as… painless..” he winced at the shot to the gut Ichiru had just inflicted. “..as possible. We all wanna get back home tonight to fuck… well, whoever we were all intending to fuck.” He had a few people in mind.

    Drawing out the drugged cigarette, he placed it to his lips and lit up with a cheery accompanying sound of (Bimm-Bum-Bum-Bim-BMM BMM BMM) produced by his Whimsy Craft. He enjoyed the feel that it brought through his lungs and his arms, a slight tingling in his fingers and at once made everything sharper around him. “You’re late in your fees. We tried asking nice. Ichiru here specializes in breaking faces, and yours doesn’t look all that sturdy with all the rolls you eat late at night from that cart vendor.”

    He offered the cigarette to the man as Ichiru pulled him up to his knees and placed him in a chokehold. Akira placed on his biggest smile, even though he really just wanted to get the fuck out of here. “So. Pay us. Take a puff. Get inside. Clean up. Go home and fuck whoever you’re going to fuck, and try your best to forget tonight. Otherwise, Ichiru here is going to make head connect to your ass, and I don’t think anyone here wants to see that.”

    Unsurprisingly, the man paid, and after about ten more minutes of business they were finally getting out of there.

    “Why does no-one just pay when we ask the first time?”Akira asked with a sigh as they walked down the street.

    “Well. You did throw him out the window before you asked.” Ichiru remarked with a chuckle.

    “Oh. Right.” He took another drag. “Fuck. Man I’m high as a fucking kite. Hahaha oops.”

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    Why did this character became inactive? Left the site.

    What will you do to prevent this character from becoming inactive again?
    Post him once every 4 months.

    What are your plans for this character?
    Play with Toyani and the Little Tacea crew. Maybe one day meet his Queen!

    Number of previous Reactivations:
    1

    Changes Made to Application for Reactivation Process (if any) :
    Updated Age. Updated family rolls and linked Toyani.

    Player Name: Dash








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    Re: Akira no Kagen
    « Reply #1 on: Nov 16, 17, 09:54:09 PM »
    Ready for Reactivation.
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    Re: Akira no Kagen
    « Reply #2 on: Nov 17, 17, 11:04:59 AM »
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    Re: Akira no Kagen
    « Reply #3 on: Dec 02, 17, 12:10:02 AM »
    I never rolled family rolls for Akira.

    May I have 5 of them now, please? Thank you!
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    Re: Akira no Kagen
    « Reply #4 on: Dec 02, 17, 12:26:47 AM »
    1. Yellow - Rose (from his original sheet)

    1. Rose - Purple Dusk
    2. Yellow - Rose
    3. Yellow - Tiger Eye
    4. Summer Sky - Purple Dusk
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