The Scourge of ???, Captain AlkyllRace:
N/AGender / Sexuality:
Male / HeterosexualAge:
Yamatozurugi represents the chaos that comes from ceaseless ambition and is the Captain of the Nocturne Pirates, an upcoming pirate faction that has been around for the past year. Yamatozurugi himself has a lot of experience being a pirate given his age and he has made sure to finally make up his own crew after years of working for others. He is a man that has a lot of dreams and desires, wanting to establish his own nation dedicated completely to piracy itself. He believes that property is something that can only belong to those whom are strong and he finds most people around him to have a value, though it is one that he assigns them from a myriad of factors. He is a man that sees more than monetary gain as being important and wishes to cultivate his faction with extreme prejudice.
As the grandfather to Tsurugi and the father of Nihonken, Yamatozurugi cares deeply for his children. This is even despite the fact that his son Nihonken did unspeakable acts of terror against his own family a few years prior and even despite the fact that Yamatozurugi actively trusts his grandson over his son and heir. Given a secret about the family lineage, Yamatozurugi has made it his mission to mold his family in his own image, so that they can become great in their own rights. He has learned from the mistakes that he made with his son Nihonken and wishes to see his grandson flourish. As a result, he doesn't show any special favor to his grandchild and wants only to see him surpass all expectations that were set to him prior. History:
Yamatozurugi was the sole survivor of the massacre of the Alkyll Clan, a clan of thieves that operated out of Riverforte a century ago. As the sole survivor of the clan, Yamatozurugi found himself fending for himself at a very young age. Doing whatever petty criminal jobs that he could to get by, despite being ten years of age by the time that his family had been destroyed. The skills that he had learned during his youth allowed the young thief to get by on a near daily basis, but he still suffered ultimately from homelessness and being poverty stricken. By the time he was fifteen he managed to impress a group of criminals that took him under their wing and began to use his unique skillset to pickpocket and break into homes of people with a modicum of affluence.
By the time he was twenty, he took his skills and a fat purse with him to Lyndon Port, where he served as a deckhand for a merchant ship in a bid to turn his life around. Unfortunately, luck would spurn him once again as his crew found itself waylaid by nefarious pirates, whom took the youth a slave. Using his unique skillset, he freed himself from his chains and stowed away aboard the ship's food reserves. By the time he had been discovered, he had already regained a great deal of his personal strength and did his best to fend off his kidnappers. Eventually he'd find himself overwhelmed by the more experienced adults and found himself brought before the captain of the crew. Impressed with what had occurred, Yamatozurugi would be allowed to join the crew. His resourcefulness being lauded.
For the next few decade he did his best to live up to the ideals of a pirate, despite the fact that he'd find himself hopping from crew to crew. His first captain being hung from the gallows, the second being burned alive, the third being arrested and the fourth being dismembered during a mutiny. Each time he found himself having to pack up his belongings and moving on to more and more dreamers whose ambitions were snuffed out by the hands of justice. But such failure only brought a sense of glory an self purpose to Yamatozurugi. Whom found himself taking time off from piracy in a bid to try and have himself a competent crewmate. To that end, he found many women whom he sired children with, whisking away the children and bringing them to the compound of his youth. Rebuilding his clan.
Eventually he pit his children against each other when they were at the age of ten, much like how he had to fend for himself when he was a child. He'd call for his children to fight to the death in the manner they saw fit. His second born child, Nihonken, managed to be the winner of the contest but much to the surprise of Yamatozurugi, his son relished the chance to dismember and mutilate his siblings. Taking it to be the greatest gift that his father could have ever gave him. The event formed the identity of Nihonken going forward. For he was able to get rid of his own blood relatives without any feeling and as a result found himself having no issues taking the lives of strangers. His aggression manifested itself into the very magic that he used to take his siblings life. Fighting in a beast-like manner.
The father and son duo would begin to trek across all of Mirinah, gathering various skilled individuals whom could fill the various roles needed for the pirate occupation. Along the way spreading mayhem and destruction on such a small scale that it was negligible at best. Though if one where to ask the pair, they had done quite a bit. Still, a lower profile was wiser and the pair stuck to this despite how highly they saw their own actions. Nihonken wanted more than what he was being given, however, and by the time he was twenty-five he set out to form his own crew, though after five years of failure, he decided that his father's method was the best route to take if he wanted to have a competent person at his side. For that reason, he liberated a few women of their rights and stole away with the products of his actions.
By the time that his own progeny were ten years old, the vicious cycle repeated once more. This time, his youngest child and the runt of the litter Tsurugi managed to be the only survivor. Unlike his father, however, Tsurugi cared little for all of the bloodshed that he had no choice but to participate in. He utilized his superior intellect and his manipulative personality in order to turn his siblings attention away from himself. He didn't have to take a single life with his own hands, using only his guile and charm to accomplish the goal. Those weaker willed siblings thinking that he'd honestly commit seppuku with them in tandem. His father was so unimpressed by the display that he ditched his son at the compound and went off to go back to his original goal of gathering a force of pirates for his own purposes.
It was a stroke of luck that led Yamatozurugi back to the compound, where he found his self-sufficient grandchild keeping himself alive. Impressed, he took the boy under his wing and taught him all of the skills that he had learned over his long life. Eventually, Nihonken would return to his father with his own force in tow, challenging Yamatozurugi to a duel that he'd ultimately lose, resulting in the cut on his face. With an amused glee, Yamatozurugi proclaimed that his son would work underneath him and that he'd take orders from the very son that he had abandoned all of those decades ago. Nihonken, still upset at his own failure, agreed to the terms on the condition that he'd get a chance to get his revenge on his father whenever he felt like it. Yamatozurugi agreed to this and the trio came together fully.
Such an event would be the birth of Yamatozurugi's pirate faction, The Nocturne Pirates, and with this group established. It was finally time to set sail and for the next year the trio would lash out. Though their name is not yet huge, they've gathered enough criminals to their cause to start their dream of infamy. For it was the Alkyll way.Likes:
Charisma, Children, Usefulness, Dutifulness, Intelligence, Conquest, Reputation.Dislikes:
Uselessness, Sweets, Vulgarity, Exospine Scorpions, Riverforte, Snowstorms, Narcotics.Goal/Aspiration:
He wants to create a version of Tortuga within the world of Vyldermire, a pirate paradise that caters to all of the nefarious criminals that exist not only on the seas, but across the world itself. He has always dreamed of being a leader of a nation, though he knows that given his upbringing and the life he has led, it is highly unlikely. Regardless, his ambition is extremely high.Key Fear/Adversary:
He fears that his grandson will grow up to be nothing more than a disappoint and that years of selective breeding will ultimately bring uselessness to his bloodline. As someone who went through great lengths to make sure that his son was the best of the best, he has high hopes and ambitions for those within his bloodline. He is very judgmental.