Name: Yukimura Aethris
Alias: Void Walker
Weapon of Choice
A black katana forged by the Demon Smith Muramasa himself. It is a wicked blade that devours the souls of those it cuts down and will not return to its scabbard until it has tasted blood, even if it has to be its own wielder's. As a side effect to its soul-sucking properties it can also consume magic, making it a powerful weapon against mages and lower level magi-tech.
: Yukimura can see the flow of magic in the air, objects and people surrounding him. As such he can never be placed under an illusion without him being aware of the fact and can also tell when an object or person is placed under an enchantment.
: Yukimura learned all he knew from his father, whom had studied under several swords masters and mixed swordplay with sorcery in order to develop a form created for the sole purpose of cutting down magicians. Though they have no official name, Yukimura's 'arcane void' techniques allows him to cross large distances in the blink of an eye and draw his sword quickly enough to cut through the wind itself. This makes him perfect for cutting down mages before they have time to finish casting their spells, as well as lightly armored opponents. However, since his style is completely focused on quickly ending any battle within the first few seconds, his stamina is quite poor, leaving him susceptible to those who can manage to block or, even more impressively, evade his strikes for too long.
(tl;dr: he's a draw-striker that can practically teleport anywhere within a hundred foot radius but has very poor stamina)
Affiliation: The Jackal Mercenary Guild
Occupation: Permanent contractor.
Specialization: Bounty hunter
Personality: Yukimura is a tough but fair young man with a generally calm disposition. He prefers to work alone if at all possible and keeps a professional attitude about all things. He is very focused on whatever task is at hand and does not let himself get distracted very easily. He hates all magicians with a passion despite his own form of combat being a blend of swordplay and space-time magic. Despite this he is not one to attack others without provocation and tends to maintain a cool head even when facing off against magicians.
History: Born to a Fortunan father and a Japanese mother, Yukimura has very little memories of his mother as she died of illness when he was still only four years old. His father was a highly respected symbolmancer and researcher at the Arcane Academy and one of the only mages who was on friendly terms with the Knights from the Order. This was largely due to his love of swordplay and his great skill with katana. A skill he saw fit to pass on to his son, the moment he was strong enough to hold a sword. As such, most of Yukimura's memories of his father are in fact of training and meditation sessions he had with him as well as lessons on the theories of magic. It seemed as if Nortus Aethris was desperate to instill as much of his knowledge into Yukimura as possible in as short an amount of time as possible, as if he was determined to turn his son into a veritable prodigy. Still, Nortus was a kind and wise man and Yukimura both loved and respected him deeply. When the Heirarchs disappeared, Nortus was one of the only men fighting for a united council. He believed that The academy and The Hall needed to stand together, sharing the power of the citadel equally, if Fortuna and the era of sorcery was to be preserved. however, as tensions grew between the two factions, his Unitarian stance only earned him the scorn of his peers. Eventually the Council decided that a man of his influence and power wold be too great a liability in the events of a war with the order given his political stance. Nortus was framed and charged with charges of illegal research into genetic human enchantment as well as selling out academy secrets to the Shining Hall, both crimes punishable by death. Yukimura was only thirteen when they came for his father. Before they could breach into their magically protected house however, Nortus sealed his son into a space-time glyph that would take him somewhere safe. He then used symbology to write a spell within his son's left eye and turned to face the attackers that would soon arrive. Yukimura's last memory of his father before the glyph activated was seeing him completely atomize several warlocks that burst into the room. He had been so magnificent in that instant, that Yukimura, now under the care of Gray, the owner of The Den could not believe it when he later heard hat his father had been captured and executed by the Council. Even less when all the men his father once called friend cheered at his death, so easily believing the lies that the council spun about him. It was that day that his hatred for all magicians was born, and ever since he has been under Gray's wing, eventually honing the skills taught to him by his father, becoming a fierce bounty hunter for the Jackal Mercenary Guild, hunting down any magician with a price on his head without pity.