Name: Akane Wakahisa
Apparent Age: 20
Real Age: 1,316
History: Born with the luck of being Empress Genshō's haindmaiden, Akane [who was born with a different name but prefers her adopted one] lived a life of luxury for the working class in the Nara period of Japan. Being an attendat to the ruler of the Chrysanthemum Throne did not come without it's hazards but for the most part, life was good for her. Akane learned to be silent, efficient and above all: unseen. All traits that served her well when she was turned by a vampire who came to pay a visit to the Empress. Akane ended up having to hide herself through the Feudal Era and the Shogunate and finally, to the invasion of the foreigners. Akane has been on her own for the last 1,000 years or so and has recently, in the past 600 years, begun to interact more with the humans. She underwent a wardrobe shift and set to work mastering some new skills since about the only thing she learned on her own were languages and they were usually a bit archaic due to the way she was raised speaking.
As of 2013, Akane has managed to rise rapidly through the business ranks with a modest "family owned" bank, called Nara Bank and Trust, that has spread out into stocks and investments and now has branches internationally ini every first world country and a few second world countries. With clever funding, Akane has managed to gain stock in a few major shipping and healthcare agencies and she is funneling finances into the synthetic blood industry in an attempt to provide for her own needs. Just about the only human [or creature of any kind really] she trusts is a Londoner named Bella Edinburgh as her family have been loyal companions of Akane's for 17 generations by now.
As for feeding, well, she prefers warm, fresh human blood. Though she is always careful to choose willing targets, she cannot always control when she is hungry. Sometimes, it gets out of hand and she ends up accidentally harming humans, but she rarely lets herself become so thirsty anymore. It just makes more sense to leave them alive, and then she doesn't feel the marginal pity that comes with murdering someone.
Despite all her years, Akane has had little to no contact with the Supernatural community and has barely come to understand the basics of Werewolves and Mages. She also has no major contacts among her own kind, prefering to steer clear of her sometimes crazy kin.
Personality: Emotions are a little difficult for Akane but she strives to understand those around her because it makes blending in much easier. Generally speaking, she is fairly stoic and prefers to present the world with a mild, and rather bland smile that doesn't reach her eyes. Akane can be described as eye-catching [as all her race can be] and she enjoys meeting new people, but often tries to downplay herself and scheme ways to use the people she meets to further her own ideas. People often mistake this for friendship and do not truly know how capricious she can be, her mood shifting as often as strobe lights flash.
Akane has a fondness for the color red, as per usual, and for passionate people. Though she often associates with more affluent people, she prefers to spend time around thugs, clubbers, and anyone with a bad habit as they remind her of what it is to be truly alive.
When Akane is nearly starved, she enters a frenzy and begins to violently destroy the nearest food source via limb ripping and tearing into throats to get at the warm blood flowing within. This is her beast and has no logic, emotions or civility. It will kill until her hunger is sated and only then can she return. She has no memory of these events when she wakes. Due to the beast within her, animals tend to shy away from her.
Skills: Trained in the use of swords and knives to a well-honed degree, basic unarmed self-defense, and observational skills. Her supernatural advantages are strength and speed, and mild emotional control of others though sunlight is an almost immediate kill and she fears fire to the point of it being an actual phobia. Akane's technical skills with computers are nearly superhuman though it required years of effort and she's no good with anything else. Like phones, cars, dvd players.
Preferred weaponry: Traditonal katana and wakizashi, though carrying the katana around can sometimes prove difficult without garnering attention, she always has the wakizashi on her. When she is in a blood frenzy, she uses only her teeth and bare hands though.
Weaponry Details: Katana and Wakizashi
Equipment: Akane has modern clothes, a single luxury car, her motorcycle, three homes in three different countries [one in Blackbury, one in Nara, Japan and one in America] and her smartphone. She carries a golden pocket watch with an engraving on the inside that she never lets anyone see and usually has some simple, very expensive jewelry on her.