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Heavy Rayne Manga sidenotes, Character info, general discussion
« on: February 25, 2014, 02:55:32 PM »
                                                                                Heavy Rayne Manga
                     
               This Thread is for Additional Information and discussion on the Heavy Rayne universe. For the Chapters themselves please click here Character Profiles will also be uploaded here. I will generally add Character Profiles after their first appearance in the Manga, unless I decide to hold off to avoid spoilers. Contents table can be found below, with links included.


World Map of Eden:
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Mainland Continent:
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CONTENTS

Character Profiles
-Chapters 1-9
-Chapters 10-19
-Chapters 20-29


Magic and Soul Power
-A Note on Soul Power
-Lores of Magic
-Warrior Art's


Technology
-Technology In Heavy Rayne

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Re: Heavy Rayne Manga sidenotes, Character info, general discussion
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2014, 06:30:44 PM »
its good your map looks credible, as in it could of been one continent at one time.

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Re: Heavy Rayne Manga sidenotes, Character info, general discussion
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2014, 06:52:36 PM »
Thank you, I find it helps me to write and visualize a story better when I create the environment it will play out in first. I was planning to add a more in depth map, with the terrain and cities in place, but I couldn't figure out a way to indicate mountains or rivers and label the cities without it looking terribly clustered. I may do a kind of zoomed in version, perhaps one country at a time, which means drawing trees and mountains  :-\

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Re: Heavy Rayne Manga sidenotes, Character info, general discussion
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2014, 06:59:49 PM »
i dont think it would have to be that indepth, check out something like tolkiens middle earth maps, pretty basic

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Re: Heavy Rayne Manga sidenotes, Character info, general discussion
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2014, 03:44:31 PM »
Character Profiles From Chapter 1:

Shio Rayne
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Personal Information
Full Name: Shio Rayne
Gender: Male
Height: 5,9"
Birthday: 17/12/2209 (18)
Hair Colour: Blonde
Eye Colour: Blue

Professional Information
Affiliation: Academy, Nomia
Past Affiliation: N/A
Occupation: Academy Agent
Past Occupation: Academy Cadet
Partners/Allies: Kai Nakamura, Leaz Dante, Amber May, Ruby Kuya

Appearance: Shio is a young man of average height and build. He has medium length blonde hair with longish bangs he sweeps across to the right, with a bang on either side of the face that hang to the bottom of his ears. He has unnaturally bright blue eyes that seem to glow, possibly due to the soul of Zamizuchi inside his body. When forced to,  he wears the Academy agents Uniform, consisting of black pants with gold trim, white buttoned up shirt and black Gakuran jacket again with gold trim. The Academy crest is emblazoned on the right side of the chest. The Cuffs on the jacket are turned up with a deep blue colour. Shio typically wears his with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows and the collar undone. When in his own clothes he wears a yellow t-shirt and a black hoody with white panelling, which he typically keeps unzipped. He has baggy slate grey combat pants, with many pockets and loops for holding various equipment. He has a fabric white belt holding his sword, gun and other items. He wears the black boots from the Academy uniform. He occasionally will wear fingerless black gloves typically when in combat. He has also been known to wear a beige shawl to protect against harsh weather when on missions.

Personality: Shio is the son of a Famous Academy General and as such was hailed as a child prodigy from birth. After his parents were presumably KIA at the end of the Eastern war when he was four years old, he came to live with his godfather Farseer Artine, who raised him from then on. Shio was a genius from an early age and was top of his classes in Academy when he first started. But as time wore on, he quickly became bored of his lessons and his grades dropped. Shio is very easy going and quite often lazy. Given this unwillingness to study, some get the impression he is arrogant, but really it is simply Idleness. He is usually nochalent and sarcastic when speaking, usually to his friends. Due to a past trauma and losing his parents, Shio has a compulsive need to protect people from dying, so much so that it was noted as a Psycological defect by Academy Medics. Shio is a quick thinker and capable of amazing analysis of events or people even if only seeing them once. Shio has a habit of sweeping his hair out of his eyes when talking. He is also Left handed. Shio was ranked 12th in the final seedings for the Cadets, his rank slipping due to truancy and a lack of effort. He has shown his specialty in Magic to be the Lore of Water, which many have noted as incredible due to the sheer volume of ater he can create at one time, how he is able to do this is unknown but many say it shouldn't be feasible. He is on good terms with a lot of his class and some of the teachers, his closest friends being Amber, Ruby and Leaz. He also has the spirit Zamizuchi who he does care about despite not knowing her origins and her often childish behaviour.

Equipment
-Katana: Shio carries a standard store bought Katana with a white Tsuba and circular guard. He houses it in a plain  black sheath, which he hangs from his belt, blade facing down.

-Pistol: Shio carries a Standard Academy issue Pistol.

-Insig: Shio carries an Academy issued Insig. A glass tablet device which acts as a Phone, GPS, data interface, Camera and a form of ID.

-Grenades: Shio is unusual in that he carries at least three grenades on him. Although these are a available to any Agent, most never bother to carry them and prefer to use Magic instead.

 

Leaz Dante
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Personal Information
Full Name: Leaz Dante
Gender: Male
Height: 5,10"
Birthday: 3/1/2210 (18)
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Yellow

Professional Information[/size]
Affiliation: Academy
Past Affiliation: N/A
Occupation: Academy Agent
Past Occupation: Academy Cadet
Partners/Allies: Shio Rayne, Amber May, Ruby Kuya

Appearance:[/b] Leaz is a young adult of average height and build. He has spikey black hair, with one bang that hangs down to the right of his face. He has yellow eyes and unusually pale skin. When in his own clothes, he wears a red polo shirt, with mid forearm sleeves, with a black sleeveless bomber jacket. He also wears black cut-off shorts and brown walking boots. He wears two belts crisscrossing each other around his waist. He is always seen with his entire right arm taped up. He wears the standard Agents uniform when needed. He carries his Dagger and pistol around his waist.  

Personality: Leaz is noted as being similar to Shio in terms of Personality and tastes, as both try to act sarcastic and cool. Leaz has a far more competitive nature than Shio and veiws him as his best friend as well as his biggest rival. Out of the pair Leaz believes that he is stronger and it upsets him if someone disputes this. Leaz is noted for having a rather short temper, but is far more of a joker than Shio and generally seen laughing. He also tends not to think about what he is saying which tends to offend the people around him, most often this is Amber. Leaz finished 3rd in the final seedings for Agents. although he excelled in his pratical and simulation exams, he dropped points on his written exams due to him not bothering to revise.

Equipment
-Dagger: Leaz carries a double edged Dagger with him as his primary weapon, it is a standard issue dagger given to him by Academy.

-Pistol: ]Leaz also carries a pistol, again issued by Academy.

 

Amber May
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Personal Information
Full Name: Amber May
Gender: Female
Height: 4,10"
Birthday: 20/9/2209 (18)
Hair Colour: Pale Blonde
Eye Colour: Green

Professional Information
Affiliation: Academy/Nomia
Past Affiliation: N/A
Occupation: Academy Agent
Past Occupation: Academy Cadet
Partners/Allies: Academy Cadet

Appearance: Amber is a teenage girl who looks younger than she is, mainly due to her height. She is rather short for her age, with a petite build. She has distinctive long white/blonde hair in a unique wispy style. She often wears bows and ribbons in her hair. She has large green eyes, and has been described as having a beautiful face. She is usually seen with an indifferent expression on her face. Her own attire consists of an oversized sleeveless white shirt, black cycling shorts and knee high boots. She is usually seen in her academy uniform, consisting of the black skirt, tights and the longer academy issue boots. She also wears the white shirt and jacket. Although she wears the cravate as a bow. She doesnt carry much of the equipment issued to her, namely her first aid field kit, in a pouch on her belt at her side. She carries her weapon strapped horizontally across the back of her waist.

Personality: Amber is quite tomboyish personality-wise, being similar to Leaz and Shio, in that she is quite cocky and sarcastic and is quite often seen beating them up in a comical fashion. Shio and Leaz both are scared of her when angered, although Ruby is always spared this wrath. She tends to be very vocal about her opinion and keeps little to herself. Despite the frequent abuse of her male friends, she holds them very dear to her, being grateful for them for being her first friends. She is very protective of Ruby, even with Shio and Leaz if they tease her. She enjoys photography and often admires scenery, a contrast to her fiery personality. She is also a secret Otaku, harbouring a massive stash of Manga and Anime. She is quite easily offended when anyone mentions her size, or when somebody calls her a girl instead of a woman. She seems to enjoy a drink as well, as she is often seen in bars with Shio, Ruby and Leaz. She seems to dislike it when girls give Shio and Leaz attention, whether this hints at romantic feelings towards the pair is unknown. She finished 4th in the final rankings, apparently dropping marks on the Teamwork section of her exam as she didn't work well with the group she was put in. Amber has a talent for the Lore of Wind and is the only pupil of her year to study any Dragonfist techniques.

Equipment
-Wild-Wing: The Wild Wing is a Butterfly edge weapon, with a handle that allows the weapon to fold in half for storage.   

-Bound Stone: Amber carries around a bound stone containing the spell "Rolling thunder".

-Pistol: Amber carries the standard issue pistol issued to her when she became an Agent.


 

Ruby Kuya
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Personal Information
Full Name: Ruby Kuya
Gender: Female
Height: 5,5"
Birthday: 1/4/2210 (18)
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Violet

Professional Information
Affiliation: Academy, Kuya Clan, Nomia
Past Affiliation: N/A
Occupation: Academy Agent
Past Occupation: Academy Cadet
Partners/Allies: Amber May, Shio Rayne, Kai Nakamura, Dayla Latlous, Alexander Merek

Appearance: Ruby is a teenage girl of average height and a slim yet curvaceous figure. She has long straight brown hair, which she wears down with her fringe swept to the left, held with a lotus shaped clip. She has large violet eyes and a round pretty face, she usually wears a smile. She wears the standard Academy uniform most of the time. When in her own clothes, she wears a white vest with a purple skirt, separated by a large leather belt. She also wears a long black cardigan over this. She wears black tights and purple and gold trimmed pumps. She is fond of jewellery especially necklaces and usually sports at least one. She carries her tools in a pouch worn on her right hip and left shoulder. When at home, she usually wears a light pink Kimono.

Personality: Ruby is kind, considerate and always polite. She is one of the few students to use the correct monikers for other people. She is quite timid and becomes flustered easily, although Amber states she has come out of her shell a lot more than when she first joined the Academy. She comes across as naive, but is actually quite in tune with her friends, knowing when those around her are troubled. Ruby strongly dislikes hurting people, even enemies. She is probably the quietest of her friends, thus usually in the shadows of them, although she is a voice of reason in tense situations. She enjoys theatre and singing and has a talent for making drinks and cocktails, although she is a terrible cook, usually damaging something in the process. She doesn't drink alcohol as it makes her feel sick instantly, although when drunk her personality undergoes a drastic change. She becomes far louder and open about her feelings, although she does not become violent. She harbours an affection for Shio which he is oblivious to. She attempts to hide this from everyone, although Amber seems to know about it. She finished 9th in the final seeding's for Agents. This is mainly attributed to her not using her full strength when in the combat portions of the Exams in case she hurt someone. Ruby is a member of the Kuya clan, a relic of the older times of Nomia when the country was split among dozens of clans, each with their own unique lore of magic or warrior art. The Kuya's ability was the Lore of Lotus, a magic that enables the user to trigger spells via special seeds they carry with them. Her relationship with her clan is currently strained as they disapproved of the fact she became an Agent, despite her intention of doing this was to be strong enough to lead the clan when she inherits the title of head of the clan from her Father.

Equipment
-Throwing Knives: Ruby carries a number of throwing knives on her. The   knives have long tassels on them for her to attach Lotuses to, allowing her  to use her spells as deadly projectiles.

-Pistol: Although she never uses it, Ruby does carry the standard issue  pistol gifted to all Agents.



Zamizuchi
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Personal Information
Full Name: Zamizuchi
Gender: Female?
Height: 5,3"
Birthday: Unknown
Hair Colour: White fading to blue at the tips
Eye Colour: Blue

Professional Information
Affiliation: Unknown
Past Affiliation: Unknown
Occupation: Unknown
Past Occupation: Unknown
Partners/Allies: Shio Rayne

Appearance: Zamizuchi when in her normal apparition appears as a Teenage girl of average height and a slim build. She has waist length wavy white hair that fades to blue at the tips. She wears it in a ponytail on the left side of her head. She wears a close fit shoulderless white dress with green detailing. She wears matching gloves that reach up to about the middle of the bicep. She also wears a green scarf that trails behind her right shoulder and simple heeled boots.

Personality: Not much is known about Zamizuchi, other than she is a spirit affiliated with the Temple of Water. At some point four years ago she fused her soul to Shio's, binding them together. However, Shio has no memory of this and the circumstances behind it are unclear. As an Ethereal creature no normal human can perceive her, with only Shio being able to see or hear her as she is bound to him. As she has seemingly been devoid of contact with human's for an long period of time her behaviour is very childish. She is prone to throw tantrums if not satisfied with something and doesn't understand much about the outside world, leading her to constantly bombard Shio with Questions. She can physically interact with objects, but only if she manifests via a body of water, taking possession of it and forming it into her body.

Equipment
-None Present



Captain Gabroy
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Personal Information
Full Name: Iker Gabroy 
Gender: Male
Height: 6,5"
Birthday: 6/7/2190 (37)
Hair Colour: Bald (black)
Eye Colour: light brown

Professional Information
Affiliation: N/A
Past Affiliation: Academy
Occupation: Academy Professor, Academy Captain
Past Occupation: Academy Major
Partners/Allies: Unknown

Appearance: Gabroy is a tall and powerfully built man. He is bald but with thick black eyebrows and a pencil moustache. He has small light brown eyes and his face is slightly haggard. He is seen wearing a Captains uniform, which is the standard Academy uniform but with a purple trim instead of gold. The Gakuran is also longer coming down to the knees and the sleeves are more ornate and are purple too. Over this he wears a white lab coat that bears the academy crest on the back. When he appears in front of Shio, he is wearing a large black hooded cloak with long oversized sleeves and black pants and boots.

Personality: Gabroy was a veteran Academy Captain and had served in this position since being promoted from a Major almost a decade ago. He was a professor for just under seven years, although he juggled his teaching with taking on missions too. During the course of one said mission roughly two years ago, he ended up becoming possessed by a lesser demon known as a Parasite, a demon which latches onto the soul of a person and takes control of them, but over a long period of time. This slow change allowed Gabroy to avoid detection from those in Academy and continue to act as his former self. However, when he noticed Zamizuchi bound to Shio, his goal became the capture of her, seemingly to gain information about the location of the mysterious Water Temple. Before his possession, Gabroy was a well respected Agent and had led a successful career, trusted with many high priority missions. He was described as straight laced and quite boring as a teacher.

Equipment
-Black Mamba: The Black Mamba is a Black kunai attached to a length of chain that Gabroy carries, usually concealed in his sleeve. He is extremely proficient in its use. Being able to strike incredibly fast, hence its name.
 




Character Profiles From Chapter 2:

Lu Fang
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Personal Information
Full Name:  Lu Shen Fang
Gender: Male
Height: 5,11"
Birthday: 1/8/2209 (18)
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Blue

Professional Information
Affiliation: Academy
Past Affiliation: N/A
Occupation: Academy Agent
Past Occupation: N/A
Partners/Allies: Major Nalya, Celine Kiminori, Lucia Maven

Appearance: Lu Fang is a teenage male with an average height and athletic build. He has unruly short black hair that is parted in the middle, with the tips of the hair being quite spikey and flaring up. He has a single braid by his left ear which falls to his shoulder. He wears the standard Agent uniform most of the time. When in normal clothes, he wears a flamboyant blue and gold laced v-necked dress shirt. He wears black pants and dress shoes with this.

Personality: Lu Fang is brash, cocky and extremely arrogant. Since he finished as the top ranked Cadet for his year, he looks down on the rest of his class and constantly reminds them of his ranking. Lu Fang wishes to be acknowledged as the strongest Agent that ever lived. But he is deeply insecure about his own powers and constantly compares himself to others. He has a particular disdain for Shio, due to the fact that Shio beat him at every subject in the early years of thier education. He only overtook him once Shio stopped putting in effort in class, which causes Lu Fang to wonder if Shio could still be stronger than him. He is however, an incredibly hard worker and fully commits to anything he is tasked with.

Equipment
-Z?oshang rèn: This weapon is a Naginata with a completely white shaft and highly polished blade hence the name which means 'morning blade'. Lu Fang has trained extensively in its use and is highly efficient with this weapon in his hands.

-Pistol: Lu Fang carries the standard pistol issued to Agents.   



Ibi Motoyaki
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Personal Information
Full Name: Ibi Motoyaki
Gender: Male
Height: 5,8"
Birthday: 24/12/2209 (18)
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Grey

Professional Information
Affiliation: Academy
Past Affiliation: N/A
Occupation: Academy Agent
Past Occupation: Academy Cadet
Partners/Allies: Buri Shimofuri, Hamachi Shimofuri, Captain Urien

Appearance: Motoyaki is a young man of an average height and build. He has unruly black hair, with his hair being longer on the left than the right, with a large portion of it hanging over the left side of his face. He has narrow slate grey eyes. He is usually seen wearing the standard Academy uniform, although he tends to wear his jacket undone.  He occasionally wears a brown raincoat over the academy jacket. When in his own clothing, he wears plain shoes, tan cargo pants and white vest, over which he wears a navy blue short sleeved shirt which he keeps unbuttoned. He also sports a silver necklace with a crucifix pendant.

Personality: Motoyaki is laid back and mature for his age. Since a young age he has despised having to show off his powers, since this puts him in the limelight. He describes it as a sort of stage fright and tries his best to avoid things that draw attention to him. Because of this he constantly plays down his abilities and holds back when needing to fight. He only fights seriously when lives are in danger or when he is truly angered. despite being overly modest, he still finished 2nd in his class. He prefers to use the Lore of Ice in battle, citing that since it melts eventually it isn't too flashy. Many who see it though tend to disagree. He also has the habit of referring to anything he dislikes as "not his Style".   

Equipment
-Pistol: Motoyaki carries a standard issue academy Pistol.


Grand Marshall Myers
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Personal Information
Full Name: William Myers 
Gender: Male
Height: 6,1" 
Birthday: 6/11/2187 (39)
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Reddish Brown 

Professional Information
Affiliation: Academy, Nomia 
Past Affiliation: N/A 
Occupation: Grand Marshall of Academy
Past Occupation: General, Captain, Major, Agent
Partners/Allies: Unknown

Appearance:Myers is a male appearing quite youthful for his age and of an average height and average build. He has unkempt black hair, with reddy-brown eyes. When first seen, he wears a regal red cloak with an ornate mantle, over his Academy uniform. He also has forearm length white gloves and knee length white boots. His uniform is  embroidered with white lines instead of gold.
 


Personality: Grand Marshall Myers is the figure head of Academy, leading the Academy Council with equal status to the Overseer himself. As such he is well respected by his peers. He is level headed and always calm, but has a tendency to go off on a tangent when speaking. He also has a very odd pattern of speech, whenever he refers to himself he will always say "We" instead of "I". He seems to also speak his thoughts out loud, as if in a conversation with someone. Many find this strange but just see it as a quirk to his personality. As the Grand Marshall he is widely recognised as the strongest agent of all and it has been noted that he highly skilled in almost all of the universal lores of magic

Equipment
-Unknown



Farseer Artine
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Personal Information
Full Name: Josiah Artine
Gender: Male
Height: 5,10"
Birthday: 1/1/2041 (186)
Hair Colour: White
Eye Colour: Light Brown

Professional Information
Affiliation: Academy, Farseer Council, Nomia
Past Affiliation: N/A
Occupation: Vice Chairman of the Farseer Council
Past Occupation: N/A
Partners/Allies: Unknown

Appearance: Artine is an elderly man, hunched slightly with age. He has soft white shoulder length hair and a long flowing beard. He has bushy eyebrows which partially conceal his small brown eyes.  His face is lined with age. He wears the standard Farseer attire, consisting of a red robe over which is worn a patterned white Tabard. He also carries an oak staff which has three orbs contained with in its shaft near the top descending in a line, going Yellow, Red then Blue.

Personality: Farseer Artine is a very wise and calm individual, having lived three times longer than the average human already he has accumulated vast amounts of knowledge and Experience. As a Farseer, he is also an incredibly powerful mage, second only to the Overseer himself. In some circles, particularly the Overseer and his confidants, Artine is seen as a maverick and not to be trusted. However, many an agent look up to him and see him and seek him out when in need of advice or support. He is the godparent of Shio, having taken him in when his parents were lost in the war 14 years ago and has raised him since. Shio often refers to him a Grandpa, even though they are not biologically related. He cares very deeply for Shio, as well as all the Agents and views them akin to family.

Equipment
-Oak Staff: A wooden staff he uses as a walking aid. It contains three bound stones embedded into its shaft, which are said to each hold a different type of legendary magic within by the younger cadets, although Artine says they are merely for decoration.   



Captain Mendez
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Personal Information
Full Name: Maria Mendez
Gender: Female
Height: 5,8"
Birthday: 16/10/2198 (28)
Hair Colour: Dark Purple
Eye Colour: Amber

Professional Information
Affiliation: Academy/Samurai Clan
Past Affiliation: N/A
Occupation: Academy Professor/Academy Captain/Head of the Samurai Clan
Past Occupation: Academy Major/Academy Agent/Academy Cadet
Partners/Allies: Unknown

Appearance:Maria Mendez is an attractive adult Woman, with a youthful appearance. She is slim but with a feminine figure. She has long dark purple hued hair, which ends in squarish bangs akin to a hime cut. However, the bangs at her forehead are more triangular and two long bangs frame her face. She has Amber coloured eyes and is usually seen with a stern look on her face. She wears the Standard Captains uniform, consisting of black pants with Purple detailing instead of Gold, a white collared shirt and black boots. The Gakuran Jacket is slightly different for Captains in that it is longer and reaches to the knee and has more ornate cuffs. It also has purple trim and detailing instead of gold. She also wears black leather gloves When in her casual clothing, she wears a White and Blue Kimono, with a Blue Hakama. She can always be seen having at least one sword on her person, but has been known to carry up to six blades before.

Personality: Maria Mendez is a fierce and stern woman, striking fear into the hearts of many an Academy Agent. She is the last surviving member of the Samurai Clan, a once great Clan that were a major influence in Nomia at one time. Despite being the last member, Mendez is proud of her heritage and protects the secrets of her clan closely. To this end she only takes on one student at a time, choosing the most promising Swordsman out of a class. The last student of her's was Shio, who was privy to her brutally intense training regime. Despite being feared by many of her allies, she is also regarded as one of the Strongest warriors on the Academy Roster. Her skill with a blade  and the shogun art techniques she uses are incredibly dangerous and her strength is known throughout the world. Although very strict, she is loyal to Academy and it's Agents and does care about her pupils. As she shows concern for Shio's well being in her own way.   

Equipment
-Sword Collection: Being the Last Samurai, Maria has inherited the entire Clan's collection of swords, meaning she has literally dozens of Swords in her possession. She has been known to carry as many as six swords on her person at one time. 



Dayla Latlous
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Personal Information
Full Name: Dayla Latlous
Gender: Female
Height: 5,1"
Birthday: 4/8/2209
Hair Colour: Silver
Eye Colour: Blue

Professional Information
Affiliation: Academy
Past Affiliation: Unknown
Occupation: Academy Agent
Past Occupation: Academy Cadet
Partners/Allies: Ruby Kuya, Alexander Merek

Appearance: Dayla is a slim petite teenage girl, being only slightly taller than Amber. She has shortish silver hair, with her bangs becoming spikier at the ends. She has large blue eyes and small features. Her face is usually emotionless, even in serious situations. She is almost always seen in her Academy Uniform, which is the standard issue one. When rarely out of her uniform, she wears a plain yellow summer dress. She sometimes wears a beige woollen overcoat when in arctic conditions.

Personality: Dayla is an Enigmatic person, who displays very little emotion, or even awareness of her surroundings. For the most part, she will stand in the background silently, observing whatever is going on. When she does talk, it is very short and is the most proper answer to the question asked. Her personality is best described as robotic. She is meticulous in everything she does. She ranked 5th in the class and top of all written exams. Many figured that she would of finished higher as she possesses immense intelligence, but her lack of social and communication skills hindered her. After being partnered with Ruby she tends to stick by her and often mimic's what Ruby does.

Equipment
-Pistol: Dayla carries the standard Agent's pistol. 



Major Merek
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Personal Information
Full Name: Alexander Merek
Gender: Male
Height: 5,8"
Birthday: 17/4/2206 (21)
Hair Colour: White
Eye Colour: Slate Grey

Professional Information
Affiliation: Academy
Past Affiliation: N/A
Occupation: Academy Major
Past Occupation: Academy Agent, Academy Cadet
Partners/Allies: Ruby Kuya, Dayla Latlous, Kai Nakamura

Appearance:Merek is a young man who is slightly shorter than average, with an athletic build. He has distinctive white hair, which is medium length and shaggy. He has Slate grey coloured eyes. He wears the standard Academy Majors uniform, although he wears plain black shoes instead of the Academy issue ones. He also doesn't carry any weapons on him, since he is a poor shot. He always wears White fingerless gloves. When in his own clothes, he wears a baggy white long sleeved jumper with blue cargo pants.

Personality: Merek is an upbeat and carefree person who is always full of energy. He tends to be quite spontaneous and is often reprimanded for not being serious by Kai. Despite this he and Kai are very close, having come through the ranks of Academy together and trust one another completely. However, they share a friendly rivalry and often spare against each other and compete when it comes to accomplishments, such as who became a Major first and how many mission they have each completed. Although a carefree person, Merek is incredibly committed to his training, a trait he instills into his team. His training regime borderlines on the extreme and as a result, his muscle tissue and bone structure are many times denser and stronger than a normal human being. Merek relies on this, as his speciality is hand to hand combat. He has a fondness for creating monikers for people and spreading them around, as he calls himself the "Blizzard of Nomia" due to his white hair.

Equipment
-Unknown



Kai Nakamura
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Personal Information
Full Name: Kai Nakamura
Gender: Male
Height: 5,11"
Birthday: 31/3/2206 (21)
Hair Colour: Dark Red
Eye Colour: Black

Professional Information
Affiliation: Academy
Past Affiliation: Unknown
Occupation: Academy Major
Past Occupation: Academy Agent,Academy Cadet
Partners/Allies: Shio Rayne,Alexander Merek

Appearance:Kai is a young man, with an athletic build and average height. He has unruly gore red hair, with spiky bangs. His eyes are black, which leads him to not express much emotion. He wears the standard academy uniform most of the time, but when in his own clothes, he wears a black vest with a red leather trench coat. He wears blue pants tucked into his combat boots. He also wears black fingerless gloves. He wears his sword strapped to his back.

Personality: Kai is calm, cool and generally quiet. He tends to keep his thoughts to himself. He was a child prodigy, so he advanced quickly, and many respect him for his experience despite his age. He does show some difficulty working with others though, as he expresses with Shio being his first student. As he was a prodigy he has resents anyone who tries to try to live of others achievements, which he thought Shio was doing. He is rather humble, constantly downplaying his abilities to others and never disrespects even a weak opponent. Merek calls him the "Phoenix of Nomia" but outside of Academy he has the nickname the "Flame haired Major", due to his red locks, but also his skill in wielding fire magic. He can be headstrong and once he has formed an opinion of someone, it takes a long time for this to change. He has also been shown to share some similarities with Shio, which they both disagree on. But both were considered Child prodigies and both were Maria Mendez's student.

Equipment
-Shumokuzame: The Shumokuzame (Lit. Hammerhead) is a great sword carried by Kai. It is essentially an oversized Claymore. The blade itself is roughly 4 foot in length and about 8 inches in width. It is a weapon that would be difficult to wield, however due to Kai utilising his strength and Soul power, he is able to swing this immense blade like any normal single handed sword. 





Character Profiles From Chapter 3

Captain Mercury
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Personal Information
Full Name: Giyan Mercury
Gender: Male
Height: 6,0"
Birthday: 12/5/2193 (34)
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Green

Professional Information
Affiliation: Academy
Past Affiliation: N/A
Occupation: Academy Professor, Academy Captain
Past Occupation: Academy Major, Academy Agent
Partners/Allies: Captain Koma, Amber May, Ruby Kuya

Appearance:Mercury is man with a slimish build, and average height. He has short scruffy brown hair, with two longer bangs forming almost a middle parting. He often sports a stubbly beard and has dark green eyes. He usually has a lazy expression on his face. He is rarely seen without his trademark "Zoro" hat, that being the large deep blue highwayman's hat, with a large red feather sticking out of the side. He wears the standard Academy captain uniform. Although he is often unwilling to reveal it, upon his abdomen is a large rune tattoo of the Shadow lore symbol.     

Personality: Mercury is a flamboyant man by nature and quite easy going. He would much rather resolve things with a drink than fighting, he states the reason for this is he finds getting beat up a bother. He even openly accepts when people call him a coward. That being said, he by no means shy's away from battle when absolutely necessary. When another person is in danger, he will act swiftly. Mercury is a wise and experienced Captain, hence him being a Professor also. He seems well respected in Nomia, this respect seems to not extend to other foreign countries, most frequently seen whenever in a bar and he is ejected for accosting the women there. He believes himself to be quite a ladies man, which his pupils take as him being a pervert. Despite this lust for women, he is surprisingly polite to them and others. He is rarely surprised by events, and is usually calm and quiet, constantly analysing whatever is happening.
   


Equipment
-Twin Pistols: Mercury carries two pistols, one strapped to each thigh.




Character Profiles From Chapter 4

Gerard Vilades
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Personal Information
Full Name: Gerard Vilades
Gender: Male
Height: 6,0"
Birthday: 12/4/2181 (46)
Hair Colour: Light Blonde
Eye Colour: Blue

Professional Information
Affiliation: Posada/Casos
Past Affiliation: N/A
Occupation: Baron/Head of Azul Orgullo Trading
Past Occupation: Merchant
Partners/Allies: Amarissa Vilades

Appearance: Vilades is a tall and slender man. He has thin shoulder length light blonde hair, which is kept tidy and has blue eyes. Vilades also sports a smart Goatee. He wears a grey double breasted suit with a white shirt underneath with a large collar and black bow-tie. The suit jacket has a single vent at the back and the split pieces taper into points falling to around his knee's. He wears formal black shoes.

Personality: Vilades is one of the most influential and famous merchant's in Casos. He inherited his company from his Father, Azul Orgullo Trading (meaning Blue Pride Trading). The name is derived from the Nation's flag being the colour Blue. Due to possessing a sharp mind he expanded his operations and made the company a major importer of foreign goods to the port of Posada. Vilades seem's to be big on tradition, as he insists in using the old road's his ancestor's used to travel in the centuries past, despite far more efficient means of travel being available. He is a devoted father to his daughter Amarissa, who often accompanies him on his outing's. He is a staunch supporter of Academy, viewing the Agent's that they produce as modern day heroes and has a great deal of respect for them.

Equipment
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Amarissa Vilades
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Personal Information
Full Name: Amarissa Vilades
Gender: Female
Height: 4,9"
Birthday: 5/10/2211 (15)
Hair Colour: Light Blonde
Eye Colour: Green

Professional Information
Affiliation: Posada/Casos
Past Affiliation: N/A
Occupation: Heir to the Azul Orgullo Trading
Past Occupation: N/A
Partners/Allies: Gerard Vilades

Appearance:Amarissa is a short girl with very long blonde hair. The tips of her hair are tied off with pink bows at the bottom. She wears a red vest, with a white long sleeved jacket over the top. She has a ruffled white skirt, with white leggings and black pumps.

Personality: Amarissa is the heir to a lucrative Trading Company and comes from a wealthy background. Despite this, she seem's quite level headed and doesn't possess the typical Privileged girl attitude. This is due to her Father Vilades, who dotes on her and instilled her with good values. Her hobby is reading and learning of Heroes and Legends of the past and present and seems particularly interested in famous Agents. This interest of her's extends to the point when meeting any new warrior, she immediately questions them for their names to see if it's someone from her book. This is a scrapbook she carries filled with newspaper cuttings and old pages of books that detail the exploits of Famous Warriors of the world.

Equipment
-Unknown



Character Profiles From Chapter 7:

Rica Alves
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Personal Information
Full Name: Rica Alves
Gender: Female
Height: 5,5"
Birthday: 15/2/2209 (19)
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Dark Green

Professional Information
Affiliation: Azul Orgullo Trading
Past Affiliation: Posada/Casos
Occupation: Vilades Family Physician
Past Occupation: Trainee Nurse
Partners/Allies: N/A

Appearance:Rica is a young attractive Woman, of a slightly shorter than average height and slim but curvaceous build. She has a pale skin and soft features, with large expressive dark green eyes. She has brown hair, kept in a neat bob cut, with a white headband. She wears a simple white Nurse's Tunic and pencil skirt, with plain black pumps. She carries a brown satchel full of Medical supplies

Personality: Rica is a young and excitable woman. As she has lived in a quiet, secluded village for most of her life, she is a bit naive about the world at large. However, it was this which spurred her on to leave her home and make for the city of Posada, to train to become a nurse. After completing her training, she was hired by the Vilades family to serve as their physician. After learning that they frequently travelled outside of Casos, Rica jumped at the chance. She wishes to learn as much as she can about the outside world and other countries. She was fascinated when meeting Shio and Kai and quizzed them frequently about life in Nomia and Academy. She wears her heart on her sleeve and has a hard time hiding her emotions. But she is a kind and considerate person as reflected in her occupation. She has developed a bond with Amarissa, who views Rica somewhat as an older sister.

Equipment
-Medical Pack: Rica carries her medical supplies with her at all times so she has access to basic sterile medical equipment 



Character Profiles From Chapter 8:

Alandra Nunez
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Personal Information
Full Name: Alandra Nunez
Gender: Female
Height: 5,6"
Birthday: 22/10/2190 (36)
Hair Colour: Blonde
Eye Colour: Brown

Professional Information
Affiliation: Lang Village/Casos
Past Affiliation: N/A
Occupation: Head of Lang Village Surgery
Past Occupation: Nurse
Partners/Allies: N/A

Appearance:Alandra is a stern looking woman of average height and build. She has piercing brown eyes and usually bears a sharp expression on her face. She has short messy blonde hair. She wears a Red nurses tunic with black pants and shoes. Over her tunic she wears a white Doctors coat.

Personality: Alandra is a wise and calm person and is rarely unnerved or shaken by events around her. As head of her Villages only medical facility, many depend upon her and she is a highly respected figure within the community. She knows Kai and although he is rejected by the rest of the village, she bears him no ill will and has no qualms healing his wounds when he was injured.

Equipment
Unknown



Character Profiles From Chapter 9:

Village Chieftan Piedra
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Personal Information
Full Name: Luis Piedra
Gender: Male
Height: 5,10"
Birthday: 24/7/2173 (53)
Hair Colour: black with grey streaks
Eye Colour: black

Professional Information
Affiliation: Lang Village
Past Affiliation: Casos
Occupation: Village Chieftan
Past Occupation: Unknown
Partners/Allies: N/A

Appearance:Piedra is a middle an older man of average height and build. He has an aged face with sharp features and small, pupiless black eyes. He has receding black hair that is streaked through with grey, as well as a greying Goatee. He wears a cream dress shirt and grey pants, with black shoes. Over his shirt he wears an oversized brown, fur trimmed coat. He is often seen with a cigar in his mouth

Personality: Piedra is a wary individual with a short temper. Despite being elected the Village head during the most peaceful times of the last century, he has made efforts to isolate Lang from the rest of Casos, more so than usual. He does take the protection of his Village seriously, but this care does not extend to any outside of his people. He bears a grudge against Academy, as he was the one who Exiled Kai, he is angered by the fact that Academy continued to shelter Kai after the events that led to his exile. This distrust has seeped through to most of Lang's people

Equipment
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2014, 07:17:57 PM »
Character Profiles From Chapter 13:

Mutoh
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Personal Information
Full Name: Mutoh Kyoju
Gender: Male
Height: 6,4"
Birthday: 16/1/2198 (29) 
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Blue

Professional Information
Affiliation: Troll's Head Gang
Past Affiliation: Academy/Nomia
Occupation: Co-founder of the Troll's Head Gang
Past Occupation: Academy Agent
Partners/Allies: Keiji

Appearance:Mutoh is a tall adult male with large ripped muscles. His upper body is particularly bulky. He has scruffy black hair that is mostly hidden under a red Bandana he wears on his head, save for a few bangs sticking out. He has small blue eyes and sports stubble on his cheeks and chin. He wears a white vest with brown workers gloves, along with Blue Jeans and combat boots. Over his vest he wears a harness, which is used to hold his large scythe weapon. He also has a pistol holstered to this harness on his right side.

Personality: Mutoh is thuggish, short tempered and quite vindictive. The only person he seems to respect and show trust in is his partner Keiji. There bond stretches back from their days in Academy when they were both expelled 4 years ago. Both were deemed too violent and were kicked out. Mutoh took this the hardest and holds a grudge against Academy to this day. Although Keiji is the brains of the outfit, Mutoh is a cunning man and was responsible for finding the Troll's and confining them to Bound stones to be used as Summons, thus greatly increasing their Groups strength.

Equipment
-Giant Scythe: Mutoh carries a large scythe as his weapon of choice. It stands about a foot taller than him and is quite heavy. Although this weapon would be almost impossible to wield for an average person, due to Mutoh's great strength and training, he is able to use it effectively and also one handed. 

-Pistol: Mutoh carries a simple pistol with him, with a 8 shot magazine.


Keiji
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Personal Information
Full Name: Keiji Kurokumo
Gender: Male
Height: 6,0"
Birthday: 13/2/2200 (27)
Hair Colour: Black/White
Eye Colour: Green

Professional Information
Affiliation: Troll's Head Gang
Past Affiliation: Hidden Op's/Academy
Occupation: Co-founder of the Troll's Head Gang
Past Occupation: Hidden Operative/Academy Agent
Partners/Allies: Mutoh

Appearance:Keiji is an male of average height and a slim lanky build. He has pale skin and long hair that he keeps in dreadlocks. His hair is black, save for the middle Dread lock on the top of his head which is white. He wears a navy blue sleeveless knee length Coat, which he keeps zipped up. It has splits into two vents on the front and back and has a high collar that conceals his neck. He wears Black fabric bracers that extend to his elbow. He also dons baggy black pants and combat boots. He keeps his twin daggers holstered crossed over one another on his belt on the back of his waist.

Personality: Keiji is a cold and calculating individual. He acts in a reserved manner, due to his training as a Hidden Op. 4 years prior to the main story, Keiji was a Hidden Operative of Academy under the codename "Sandtiger". Due to this, he received special training in the Assassin Arts. However, he turned his spying missions into Assassinations and was expelled from Academy. Mutoh was kicked out around the same time and the pair collaborated to form a group of Outlaws, who stole for a living. Given their Abilities, they were very successful hunting along the roads of Casos and robbing Merchants for their wares.

Equipment
-Twin Daggers: Keiji uses two Wakazashi's as his choice of Weapons. He is accomplished at duel wielding them and can use his acrobatics to strike from any angle.



Character Profiles From Chapter 14:

Yuki Arikawa
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Personal Information
Full Name: Yuki Arikawa
Gender: Female
Height: 4,8"
Birthday: 13/5/2210 (15 at time of death)
Hair Colour: Pink
Eye Colour: blue

Professional Information
Affiliation: Academy
Past Affiliation: N/A
Occupation: Academy Cadet (3rd year at time of death)
Past Occupation: N/A
Partners/Allies: Unknown

Appearance:Yuki was a petite teenage girl, with messy shoulder length pink hair. She had large blue eyes and was usually seen with a smile. She wore the standard cadets uniform, with the addition of a few multi coloured bangles on her wrists.

Personality: Yuki was a energetic person and full of life. She was care free and did whatever she pleased. Due to his heritage, she had a special fascination with Shio. She believed he would grow up to be an incredibly powerful and famous Agent. Thus, she aimed to keep pace with him, despite being in the year below him. After her death, it appears she was well liked and many at Academy were deeply saddened by her demise, as shown by the fact she was buried in the Academy Chapel, which is usually reserved for famous Agents who perish such as Generals and Farseers.

Equipment
Unknown



Character Profiles From Chapter 15:

Major Faria
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Personal Information
Full Name: Jasmine Faria
Gender: Female
Height: 5,7"
Birthday: 27/2/2206 (21)
Hair Colour: Silver
Eye Colour: Amber

Professional Information
Affiliation: Posada Outpost/Academy
Past Affiliation: Hadum
Occupation: Second in Command of Posada Outpost/ Academy Major
Past Occupation: Academy Agent
Partners/Allies: Unknown

Appearance:Faria is a slender young woman of average height. She has choppy medium length hair that falls to her chin and is a silvery grey colour. She has dark skin and Amber coloured eyes. She wears the standard Majors Uniform, but has a red armband fixed around her right bicep with the Academy Crest and two stars on it, denoting her status within the outpost she is assigned. She tends to have her Academy Jacket open and with the collar buttons of her shirt undone.

Personality: Faria is a fierce and natural leader, but also is quite playful in nature. She is good friends with Kai and Merek since they were in a team together, where she acted as the mature and responsible one. Her natural leadership got her assigned to Posada Outpost, where she became the second in command. Despite this being the smallest and least troublesome outpost, to achieve this post at such a young age is still extraordinary. Faria is not a Native of Nomia, but actually hails from Hadum. Having shown an interest in Academy, she shunned the military of her own nation and travelled to the White City. Despite attempts to persuade her to become an officer of the Hadum Army, which Faria has always refused, there seem's to be no bad blood between the Country and herself. In fact, she is regarded with pride by many in Hadum.

Equipment
-Unknown



Character Profiles From Chapter 17:

Captain Pyrros
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Personal Information
Full Name: Maynard Pyrros
Gender: Male
Height: 5,11"
Birthday: 12/12/2188 (38)
Hair Colour: Auburn
Eye Colour: Dark Red

Professional Information
Affiliation: Academy
Past Affiliation: Callendell
Occupation: Academy Captain
Past Occupation: Academy Major, Academy Agent
Partners/Allies: Unknown

Appearance:Pyrros is a man of average height and a bulky, slightly portly build. He has short neat Auburn coloured hair with an short beard of the same colour. He also has small dark red eyes and thick brows. He wears the standard Captains uniform, but wears a large leather belt on his waist and a pair of Engineer's goggles around his neck

Personality: Pyrros is a loud and charismatic individual. He has a talent for rallying those under his command. As such he is often sent on Missions abroad, to maintain relationships with foreign nations or to strengthen morale at a remote Outpost. He can be somewhat irresponsible though, often drinking in the day and abusing Academy budgets, however he is well respected amongst the Agent's and has a less formal relationship with many of them. He originally hailed from Callendell, before joining Academy in his youth at the age of 12. As such he is frequently assigned to the Westland's as well, making him one of the most well travelled agents in active service today.

Equipment
-Lampades: The Lampades are a pair of heavy spiked Knuckle Dusters. They are a Magic Weapon, with the ability to create fire that emits from the spikes on the Weapons.

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2014, 07:25:46 PM »
                                                                                                    A Note on Soul Power

                        In the Heavy Rayne universe, there are many supernatural abilities and creatures that exist. These are all made possible by what is known as "Soul Power". Soul power is a mysterious energy that all humans possess. By using this energy, Humans are capable of utilising magic and increasing the potential of the body to superhuman levels. Although every person possesses Soul power, not all can necessarily use it.
                        It is not a natural skill, it must be tapped into by a Mage, an ancient bloodline of magic user's who are able to use their soul power from birth. Soul power is made up of two things, the Soul spring and the Soul spike. These originate of course from a persons actual soul. They represent the amount of renewable power which can be taken from the soul.
                         In the Heavy Rayne universe, the Soul is more or less what it represents in Christian theology, being the true essence of a person, which will survive even after death and pass on to heaven or hell. Many things effect the growth and development of soul power, such as environment, blood relations, physical and mental conditioning, past exposure to high levels of Soul Power and in some cases personality. In most cases of people unable to wield soul power, the problem stems from the failure to utilise either the Soul Spring or the Soul Spike.

ANATOMY OF THE SOUL
What we refer to as the soul itself, the essence or spirit of a person is actually the Soul Core. This is a person's very being, and is not observable in the living world to all but ethereal's. The soul itself is such a concentrated form of energy that its power is simply unfathomable, unlike soul power, it can only partially regenerate and if the soul core is damaged or drained, then that person would cease to exist. The soul core is what provides the fuel for the Soul Spring.
 
Soul Spring: The soul spring is a person's reservoir of Soul power. Essentially, it can be considered a person's soul stamina, a measurement of how long a person can maintain the use of Soul power.

Soul Spike: The soul spike is not a literal thing as such, it is more a term used when describing someone's power. The soul spike represents how high a person can "peak" their Soul power, meaning how high they can raise their power or how strong their attacks are. People with a high soul spike but low soul spring can cause much devastation, but only for a short amount of time. Conversely, while not being able to match a "Spiked" opponent, a combatant with a large soul spring will outlast them several times over.
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Re: Heavy Rayne Manga sidenotes, Character info, general discussion
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2014, 01:02:16 PM »
Okay, read the two latest chapters

Oh, the reckless rescue mission isn't reckless afterall. Kai was pretty badass until he wasn't. which is a pity, but I guess Sand Tiger is no joke, or at least equal to Kai. Numbers and circumstance got to him too in the end I guess?

I was surprised Shio was bested like that as well, especially seeing what happened when he went beserk, I thought he'd be able to muster some huge water attack to save the day.

I could identify a little with how the caravan owners felt, it was strange that two Agents fell like that.


Question: Why was Kai sparing the bandits? A personal reason? It seemed strange how he did his best to let the bandits live and just vaporized the troll...

Anyways, good chapters!

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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2014, 05:21:33 PM »
Yeah I had a hard time figuring this out. Without giving too much away,  Kai needed to go away during this part of the story and leave Shio to fend for himself. I thought him being wounded and Poisoned would suffice, so he selflessly threw himself in front of the attack as Shio had let his guard down for a moment, a true hero If I've ever seen one! :P

I like to try and make battles unpredictable (try and fail most of the time!) and have the circumstances play into it,  I tried to make it an instant reflex to just block the attack to save his student, even though they dont see eye to eye. This plays into Shio, since he is inexperienced in real combat he is vulnerable. The power up he had in his battle with Captain Gabroy was something that happened beyond his control and he has no idea how/what trigger's it.

Oh and in regards to him sparing them, There is a code the Agent's live by. One of the rules is that they cannot kill another person, unless they are deemed to be too dangerous to live, or can't be detained. Since the troll is a beast, the same rule doesn't apply to them (I don't condone Animal cruelty for the record :P)

but cheers dude for reading, you've motivated me to finish the new chapter tonight :)

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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2014, 05:41:01 PM »
Haha whatever works.

That troll comment though makes me think of an old story of mine from way back when haha, so quid pro quo I guess.

I was just surprised to be honest. I know Kai isn't bad, but I thought he was super cool and logical. Like: if i'm unconscious then everyone could die, so it's better to let 1 student die over the risk of other lives.

Here's my theory: He expects Sandtiger to spare everyone because he's got Agent training, and does not massacre people as he comes across them, so that's why he let his gaurd down a little?

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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2014, 06:25:49 AM »
1. Panel 4: *Keiji shakes his head, slightly irritated*
             Keiji: "There was no one left to carry our haul, we were lucky that girl was there. All that matte"           

- Not sure what happened here

2 - That reveal about how Shio really healed Kai cleared up some things for me, I'm glad i didn't point out my doubts at first, since it seemed too easy that Kai was healed. Nice that that was cleared up. I feel like he lied about having the antidotes, but if he really did prepare what other preparations did he make? Surely poison isn't the only thing that could go wrong on the journey...

3 - Haha Kai is in his home village now, interesting

4 - Question: What does the clothing look like? Is it mordern clothing? A mix?

5 - Just to reconfirm: Shio can't use any other elements for his magic right?

That was another fun read, sort of looking forward to the next. I want to know if he really does have the tactical advantage in this case or if this was too reckless. I wonder if Kai will be able to force his way into coming to help despite his injuries?


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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2014, 06:21:38 PM »
            Keiji: "There was no one left to carry our haul, we were lucky that girl was there. All that matte"           

- Not sure what happened here


Oops! A schoolboy error on the old Proof reading! fixed it, cheers for giving me a heads up dude.

Ah, in regards to your theory on Kai, I simply thought of him leaping to someone's defence without hesitation as a gut reflex. The Agents are indoctrinated into the Academy's principles of protecting innocent and defenceless people, In this universe they are too focused on preservation of life and are almost too lenient for their own good.

And yes, We shall see what else Shio may of prepared with him. Although I don't think I've put this in the story just yet, Possibly Shio's main strength is his incredible analytical abilities. He reads a situation and makes several strategies in a very short amount of time. It's almost how Lelouch in Code Geass alway's had a trick up his sleeve, often times so will Shio have a plan. Whether his tactics work or not....well, you never know.

I actually drew the Academy uniforms, I'm sure I still have those pictures somewhere :/ If I can find them I shall certainly upload them, but yes they wear modern clothing, I tend to always imagine characters in modern looking clothing so I just go with that a lot of the time.

And finally, yes at the moment Shio can only use one Lore of Magic which is the Lore of Water. However, there is something called Warrior Arts, which is separate to Magic that has no elemental base. These skills are a lot more varied, such as Assassin arts, warding arts for defence and suppression, Shogun Arts, Healing Arts, Illusion Arts and Pandora Arts to name but a few, since these aren't limited to an Element Shio can use these. Also, its worth me noting that Shio did have the ability to use most of the lores of magic, as do most other magic users.

I apologise, if that is just a wall of text I've thrown at you :P I keep meaning to add onto this side notes page a section about Magic and how it works to supplement the story. I'm thinking of adding a List of Magic and powers used to and when they debut, just like on the Bleach Wikia for Kido.


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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2014, 06:26:01 PM »
Haha it's no issue, well it's fun to see it develop as it goes and directly ask the original creator. Guess i'll just wait for the next chapter now

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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2014, 06:38:56 PM »
Well, right now I'm on the mend from an Operation and will be off work and mostly bed ridden for the next few weeks, so If I can get into a comfortable typing posistion, I should be able to pump out my chapters at a faster pace :P so you guys may well be seeing more of me around than usual!

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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2014, 03:20:09 PM »
Operation? Was it serious? Hope it's all well



On the chapter itself

Is he just confident? Or he really has it figured out. I only find it dissapointing that he didn't continue using Zami for intel, it'd have made for the perfect getaway if she informed him on their movements. Other than that I have a feeling that he's being quite level headed through it all, and I like main characters who don't piss me off like that.

Sort of feel like Kai's village being visited so soon is a shame, like it should've been something to be visited earlier. But regardless, I find it interesting. Whatever rumour he was accused of though it doesn't look like it was wholly terrible, if the women are amicable enough with him to worry about his health. Even though the village elder is abrasive, to be honest I can understand not trying to mess with people like Mutoh and Keiji. Only to an extent though, because if he knew where the bandits were hidden out i'm sure some crowdsourcing would let them hire agents to deal with them at the very least.

I wonder how Shio sees the girl he wants to protect. Is it because he's fond of her or because of his sense of duty with the job he has?

Anyways, nice chapter. Looking forward to the bout. I like the samurai ninja clan aspect of it all. Was surprised at the ninja lineage of Shio, but whatever, I'm interested in such things.