The Shadow Above
Tsuruchi Bounty Hunter
Vicious, a Tsuruchi bounty hunter that has just finished the first part of his school. Being ¼ gaijin, he has a unique perspective when looking at Rokugan and preforming his duties for the Mantis Clan. Originally born overseas in Merenae(gaijin territory) and coming to the homeland of his father in Koutetsukan when he was a few years old. He later learned around the age of six when he was out swimming that he had the ability to shape change and have gills. One day, he was out playing with other kids from the village and went swimming in the ocean. He was pulled out by rip-current and dragged out to sea. After swimming for what seemed like hours his muscles gave and he started sinking to the bottom. When he reached the bottom of the sea floor the pain was to much and his lungs started to give out. He gasped for air knowing that he was going to die until suddenly the pain was gone and he was still there. He looked around and noticed fish swimming by and was in awe that he was still alive. At first he was so excited by this miracle he started swimming and exploring along the sea floor. After a while he is visited by a sea creature that tells me what exactly has happened to him, than it tells him a story of love between two people. The creature offers him a ride and drags him back to shore. On the way back to shore the creature says that it will be watching Vicious and that he should try to live up to his family reputation. When he returned he started to emulate his father and paid close attention whenever he saw either his dad or grandfather practicing. He quickly picked up on the skills that they were practicing and was seen as a prodigy in learning the family school. This drove him to become even better and was soon advancing in the school much quicker than others.