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| occupation = Adventurer
 
| occupation = Adventurer
 
| education = Unknown
 
| education = Unknown
| marital = Complicated
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| marital = In a Relationship
| alignment = Lawful Good
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| alignment = Lawful Neutral
 
| rep = Vaguely known amongst the Sekiseigumi
 
| rep = Vaguely known amongst the Sekiseigumi
 
| items = • Dragonslayer Katana<br>• Myochin Haori
 
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===<div style="padding:10px 15px; background: #BEC3BC;font-size:14px;color:#5F5F5F;">Basic Info</div>===
 
===<div style="padding:10px 15px; background: #BEC3BC;font-size:14px;color:#5F5F5F;">Basic Info</div>===
Tachi is mostly of cheery disposition and optimistic in nature, if not a little clueless and lacking a bit of understanding of unspoken nuances of social interaction. He is easily approachable, and is usually polite towards strangers and friends alike. His formal politeness wanes as his familiarity with someone grows, but his kind and caring disposition never fades except in dire situations. To the delight of his masters and to the despair of his friends and family, Tachi has no sense of self-care, often ignoring injuries and hunger if it meant logging in more time training. He was employed by an adventuring company with focus on monster hunting, however after a cataclysmic disbanding of the company, he finds himself on the road with only his bag of armor and the clothes he wore.
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Tachi is mostly of cheery disposition and optimistic in nature, if not a little clueless and lacking a bit of understanding of unspoken nuances of social interaction. He is easily approachable, and is usually polite towards strangers and friends alike. His formal politeness wanes as his familiarity with someone grows, but his kind and caring disposition never fades except in dire situations. To the delight of his master and to the despair of his friends and family, Tachi had no sense of self-care, often ignoring injuries and hunger if it meant logging in more time training. He was employed by an adventuring company with focus on monster hunting, however after a cataclysmic disbanding of the company, he finds himself on the road with only his bag of armor and the clothes he wore.
  
 
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<div style="padding:10px 30px; background: #CACFA5;font-size:14px;color:#5F5F5F;"><center>''OTHER''</center></div></span>
 
<div style="padding:10px 30px; background: #CACFA5;font-size:14px;color:#5F5F5F;"><center>''OTHER''</center></div></span>
  
: <font style="color:#CACFA5;" size="3">■</font> Alignment: Lawful Good
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: <font style="color:#CACFA5;" size="3">■</font> Alignment: Lawful Neutral (He tends to lean towards Good.)
 
: <font style="color:#CACFA5;" size="3">■</font> Vice(s): Not Resting Enough
 
: <font style="color:#CACFA5;" size="3">■</font> Vice(s): Not Resting Enough
 
: <font style="color:#CACFA5;" size="3">■</font> Favorite Food: Katsudon
 
: <font style="color:#CACFA5;" size="3">■</font> Favorite Food: Katsudon
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===<div style="padding:10px 15px; background: #BEC3BC;font-size:14px;color:#5F5F5F;">Appearance & Personality</div>===
 
===<div style="padding:10px 15px; background: #BEC3BC;font-size:14px;color:#5F5F5F;">Appearance & Personality</div>===
:Tachi has a rather normal appearance, not being entirely handsome nor entirely bland. Perhaps his biggest and most noticeable feature are the scars upon his face, with the stories behind them deep yet unspoken as Tachi prefers not to share the stories behind how he got them. His red eyes were another striking feature, an accident of a result from Garlean experimentation. He was raised with slight neglect and abuse from his father, but somehow he ended up having a nurturing and caring nature. As selfless as he is reckless, Tachi often makes his friends worry for his health, as he seems to prioritize improvement, training, or other people's well-being much more than his own.
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:Tachi has a rather normal appearance, not being entirely handsome nor entirely bland. Perhaps his biggest and most noticeable feature are the scars upon his face, with the stories behind them deep yet unspoken as Tachi prefers not to share the stories behind how he got them. His red eyes were another striking feature, an accident from Garlean experimentation. He was raised with slight neglect and abuse from his father, but somehow he ended up having a nurturing and caring nature. As selfless as he is reckless, Tachi often makes his friends worry for his health, as he seems to prioritize improvement, training, or other people's well-being much more than his own.
  
:More often than not, he speaks bluntly but politely. If he is able to formulate into words the feelings and thoughts he is having, he will say so, but he is not socially tone deaf; Tachi would know if something he is thinking would not be appropriate to say. His kindness and his cheeriness are often exploited by many to swindle him of all his coin, but Tachi doesn't seem to do much against it. Rather, he is more focused on regaining said coin after he had lost it, for he felt that every person he meets deserves the same kindness and treatment.
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:More often than not, he speaks bluntly yet politely. If he is able to formulate into words the feelings and thoughts he is having, he will say so, but he is not socially tone deaf; Tachi would know if something he is thinking would not be appropriate to say.
  
 
===<div style="padding:10px 15px; background: #BEC3BC;font-size:14px;color:#5F5F5F;">Biography</div>===
 
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====<div style="padding:0px 30px; font-size:14px;color:#5F5F5F;">Childhood</div>====
 
====<div style="padding:0px 30px; font-size:14px;color:#5F5F5F;">Childhood</div>====
  
:Tachi's father originally stood up against the Empire when they came knocking on Doma's doors. He fought, lost, and hid away with his wife once Garlean rule had been established, and upon learning of his wife's pregnancy, Tachi's father went through countless prayers and bowed at many people's feet to obtain safe passage to Kugane, where he started anew and raised Tachi there with the tenets of the samurai. As soon as Tachi's sixth nameday passed, he was assigned an instructor who would teach him further on how to grow by the sword in place of his father, who now worked as a fisherman to feed his family. Unfortunately, Tachi's luck in instructors proved horrible, and he got one of the most bitter individuals to have walked the Earth. As a child, he was given no slack, training from dawn to dusk. He grew older hearing every day that his life is meaningless, that the way of the samurai is no longer needed. As a child, he took a great interest in the warriors of the land, and made friends with the local Sekiseigumi agents near his home. Some would even train with him when they were not on-duty, mostly finding his childish fervor refreshing from their day to day lives.
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:Tachi's father originally stood up against the Empire when they came knocking on Doma's doors. He fought, lost, and hid away with his wife once Garlean rule had been established, and upon learning of his wife's pregnancy, Tachi's father went through countless prayers and bowed at many people's feet to obtain safe passage to Kugane. As soon as Tachi's sixth nameday passed, he was assigned to a cruel and abusive master who would teach him further on how to grow by the sword in place of his father. However badly he was beaten, he showed great resilience and determination to learn the way of the sword. And so he kept suffering through his master's training.
  
 
====<div style="padding:0px 30px; font-size:14px;color:#5F5F5F;">Teenage</div>====
 
====<div style="padding:0px 30px; font-size:14px;color:#5F5F5F;">Teenage</div>====
  
:In his adolescent years, Tachi's sword skill was already on par with his master's, but the latter's pride refused to acknowledge his skill and kept putting him down. Tachi’s master took advantage of his student’s tunnel vision in his training that he decided to neglect teaching him much about anything else, leaving the boy to appear as if a sheltered noble. Angered by the lack of progress he seemed to be having, Tachi grew more distant. Thinking that any amount of effort done to improve himself would be fruitless in the end since his life was simply a stepping stone to whomever he would serve (as his master had taught him), he entered a trance-like depression. Each day, he settled into a routine of training, doing his usual patrols, helping his father with the fishing business, and then bathing and sleeping. Tachi found himself settling into a pattern of sleeping only four hours a day and eating one meal every other day, his body adjusting and losing much of his built up muscle and instead leaned closer to a slender and thin frame.  
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:In his adolescent years, Tachi's sword skill was already on par with his master's. He was trained to live off the environment, to blend with shadows, and hunt men, all of which he learned frighteningly quickly. He was scrutinized for deviating from the Way of the Warrior. Tachi was then sent by his master onto paid missions that he disguised as "training exercises," and no matter the outcome, his master would say that Tachi had failed, keeping the pay for himself. Angered by the lack of progress he seemed to be having, Tachi grew more distant. Tachi found himself drifting around Kugane until he was eventually tricked and convinced to enlist into the Imperial Army. He left home with a fire in his eyes that he could do something to change the way things were, to help govern a country who yet had a resistance movement even after over two decades of Imperial rule. He watched his fellow Domans suffer, forced to stand tall and look ahead.  
  
:Tachi found himself drifting around Kugane until he was eventually conscripted into the Imperial Army. He left home with a fire in his eyes that he could do something to change the way things were, to help govern a country who yet had a resistance movement even after over two decades of Imperial rule. He watched his fellow Domans suffer, forced to stand tall and look ahead, for he did not know of his heritage. He only knew he was of Hingashi, and that proving that he can obey orders would solidify him as a samurai, who's code was absolute. But it wasn't enough. Every single day he spent watching the Imperial soldiers abuse the villagers, every time he saw a family weeping together for the loss of a loved one who rebelled, for the trail of tears left on their faces as they watched their homes and livelihood taken away... Tachi couldn't help but regret not acting sooner, but he didn't have a chance to switch sides. He hasn't had the perfect chance to escape and help the people of Doma. Not when his superiors would beat him into a bloody pulp as a way to vent steam. His resilience and combat prowess earned the interest of certain Imperial scientists. They had taken him as a test subject and infused him with distilled aether energy to test how their recent studies would affect a Doman. Given his admirable traits, he seemed most likely to survive the test, and so they proceeded. Unfortunately, they seemed not to arrive at the conclusion they had wanted when the experiment was finished. Fortunately, the procedure granted Tachi immense physical abilities. He was stronger, faster, and reacted quickly to stimulus. They didn't quite reach what they wanted, but in the process, they made an enhanced warrior. As such, he was kept in isolation, where he could do nothing but listen to the wails and screams of his people. He just needed a chance to escape.
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:Tachi regretted the situation and his lack of ability to help. He hasn't had the perfect chance to escape and help the people of Doma. Not when his superiors would beat him into a bloody pulp as a way to vent steam. His resilience and combat prowess earned the interest of Imperial scientists, taking him as a test subject and infused him with distilled aether energy to test how their recent studies would affect a Doman. Fortunately, the procedure granted Tachi immense physical abilities. He was stronger, faster, and reacted quickly to stimulus. They didn't quite reach what they wanted, and for their own security, they locked Tachi in isolation.
  
:The chance came, when the resistance overran his post. His uniform ripped apart, his sword broken, and his body torn apart, Tachi cast aside his Imperial allegiances and stood with his Doman brethren. He's only suffered slash and stab wounds, but in his fervor to help the resistance, he stood in the way of a firing squad, earning him five bullet holes in the back. At the time of that battle, his face was completely covered in blood, and he looked more like an undead creature than a hopeful young man who wanted to help change the future of Doma. Luckily, the ones he had shielded from the bullets verified and vouched for him before he was thrown away and left for dead with the other Imperial soldiers, and as he was healed, there were some soldiers who remembered Tachi as their childhood friend. He was welcomed with open arms, treated with respect to his bloodline, and finally outfitted with armor from a time long past, though with modern improvements. Despite having been spared and saved, Tachi's head could never forget the atrocities he had witnessed firsthand, and he couldn't forgive himself for being a spectator to his people's agony.
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:When the resistance overran his post, Tachi cast aside his Imperial allegiances and stood with his Doman brethren. Tachi suffered severe wounds in the conflict, but he was retrieved by the Doman Liberation Front and nursed back to health. He wasn't welcomed with open arms, but he was allowed to serve alongside his countrymen, even given samurai wargear.
  
 
====<div style="padding:0px 30px; font-size:14px;color:#5F5F5F;">Adulthood to Present</div>====
 
====<div style="padding:0px 30px; font-size:14px;color:#5F5F5F;">Adulthood to Present</div>====
  
:Tachi didn't exactly stand out as much as the next Doman freedom fighter. He fought in skirmishes, he helped out in camp, he cooked, he cleaned... He did many menial things, and while he was just another number in an crowd, he had a moment to shine during the storming of Doma Castle. During the initial rush, Tachi was knocked to his knees by an explosion from Imperial arms, and noticed a Doman soldier cornered in a nook easily overlooked due to how the walls were angled, and of course, the fog of war. Tachi grabbed his sword and rushed to his aid, but soon realized how painfully outmatched he was. Somehow, this champion of an Imperial fighter was here and picking on this one man. Tachi put on a brave face, vowed to protect this one soldier as his first kinsman he will save. He suffered in the ordeal, being tossed around like a toy by the strong Imperial fighter, but he didn't quit. With sheer will, one broken arm and the other's flesh ripped and lacerated, with his ribs broken and his face covered in blood from cuts, Tachi managed to hold on until his opponent ran on fumes. Tired and beaten, Tachi shored up all of his fleeting strength into one final plunge of his blade into the man's chest with such force that it broke the bones on his sword arm. With the deed finally done, Tachi let out a cry of victory, and helped the Doman soldier back into the fight while he retired to the rear.
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:Tachi didn't exactly stand out as much as the next Doman freedom fighter. He fought in skirmishes, he helped out in camp, he cooked, he cleaned. His physical capabilities made him a prime choice for manual labor. However, during the initial rush on the Siege of Doma Castle, Tachi was knocked to his knees by an explosion from Imperial arms, and noticed a Doman soldier cornered in a nook easily overlooked due to how the walls were angled. Tachi rushed to his aid, but soon realized how painfully outmatched he was. Somehow, this champion of an Imperial fighter was here and picking on this one man. Tachi fought, suffered, and persevered until he ultimately won with grave injuries. With the deed finally done, Tachi helped the Doman soldier back into the fight while he retired to the rear. Following soon after, it was said that several injured Domans were captured on the way to a safer point of operations by the retreating Empire soldiers, and Tachi was first to volunteer.
  
:When Doma was finally freed, Tachi went home to Kugane and was welcomed by his parents with tears in their eyes. His master reluctantly took him back in and began to stall, before finally giving him the task of going to a far away land called Eorzea and establish himself there. His master chose not to tell Tachi about anything regarding this endeavor. Nothing of the travel, nothing of the people, nothing of the land, and nothing of their history or customs. Out into the wild his master cast him, and as if the kami blessed him, upon arrival to Eorzea, he ran into an adventurer called Talan Dracht, with which he developed a fast and deep bond of friendship with, and now he travels the land either alone or with Talan, when their paths ever cross.
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:His training proved efficient, and his augmentation proved perfect. He chased after the Imperials relentlessly that his fellow warriors could not keep up any longer. For three days, Tachi harried the retreating Imperials, mostly assisted by Shinobi. There had been a case that he was mistaken for one. When the prisoners were found, and the Imperials too exhausted from running, Tachi and the shinobi he encountered took down the Imperials under cover of night. Tachi's fellow warriors caught up after the fighting was over. When they returned to the House of the Fierce, Tachi was under investigation of abandoning his team. Testimonials from those that went with him all seemed to point out Tachi's unceasing need to push forward, and how thorough he had been in tracking them.
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:When Doma was freed, Tachi went home to Kugane and was welcomed by his parents with tears in their eyes. His master reluctantly took him back in and began to train him as before. Unfortunately, this cost him his life in a training accident, not knowing how much Tachi had eclipsed him after the war. Branded a ronin, Tachi was free from the binding responsibilities of a samurai. Despite criticism, he was allowed to roam free under grounds that he did not have intention to kill his master, and that the accident was nothing but unfortunate. Tachi embraced the title, despite the stigma attached to it, but was put into an odd situation due to the investigation revealing his paternal heritage was unbroken all the way back to an age when Samurai clans ruled the land, albeit divided.
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:Requesting for more investigation into the legitimacy of these claims, Tachi decided to travel the land and gain worldly knowledge. He boarded the next ship to Eorzea, where he ran into an adventurer called Talan Dracht, with which he developed a fast and deep bond of friendship with. After a few months, a letter arrives to deliver news of Tachi's requested investigation. The investigators have confirmed that he was the heir of a branch family of the Takeda clan, renowned horsemasters and vanguards, making him a higher-ranking samurai (and noble) than his master. His title as samurai was reinstated, and as a token of acknowledgement, he was granted a set of Myochin haori as befits the samurai of the times. Now, he travels the land to carry out his samurai duties, protecting the peace, and his personal desire to never again see anyone in the same state that his fellow Domans had been under Garlean rule.
  
 
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: <font style="color:#D83018;" size="3">■</font> "He is an iron wall. Bullets, clubs, swords, spears, guns... he'll live through them like a demon. I'm glad he was on our side." - Doman fighter
 
: <font style="color:#D83018;" size="3">■</font> "He is an iron wall. Bullets, clubs, swords, spears, guns... he'll live through them like a demon. I'm glad he was on our side." - Doman fighter
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: <font style="color:#D83018;" size="3">■</font> "Like a hound, he chased after the enemy relentlessly. I couldn't keep up. We couldn't make him stay. He was so much more stronger than us, and he'd outrun us as soon as we were winded... How does he get the stamina he has?"
 
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: <center><font style="color:#F02311;" size="3">♥</font> Romantic Interest    <font style="color:#FA70BC;" size="3">♥</font> Platonic Love      <font style="color:#9EC60B;" size="3">●</font> Good Standing      <font style="color:#C24640;" size="3">●</font> Poor Standing</center>
 
: <center><font style="color:#F02311;" size="3">♥</font> Romantic Interest    <font style="color:#FA70BC;" size="3">♥</font> Platonic Love      <font style="color:#9EC60B;" size="3">●</font> Good Standing      <font style="color:#C24640;" size="3">●</font> Poor Standing</center>
  
: <font style="color:#F02311;" size="3">♥</font> Tadhara Lion: Having met on a battlefield, Tachi has had a high opinion of the Paladin-aspirant Tadhara. Whilst their first conversation was a clash of ideals, Tachi and Tadhara would keep running into each other, with the latter often criticizing Tachi's carelessness in training or combat. Repeated stern conversations had Tachi eventually change his lifestyle, being careful and safe in his practices. It was then that he also felt a deep attraction to her, which he had declared bluntly and proudly, much to the discomfort of the latter. The two are currently in an uneasy relationship, not quite reaching beyond normal boundaries.
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: <font style="color:#F02311;" size="3">♥</font> Tadhara Lion: Having met on a battlefield, Tachi has had a high opinion of the Paladin-aspirant Tadhara. Whilst their first conversation was a clash of ideals, Tachi and Tadhara would keep running into each other, with the latter often criticizing Tachi's carelessness in training or combat. Repeated stern conversations had Tachi eventually change his lifestyle, being careful and safe in his practices. It was then that he also felt a deep attraction to her, which he had declared bluntly and proudly, much to the discomfort of the latter. The two are currently in a relationship, taking small and careful steps along the path.
  
 
: <font style="color:#FA70BC;" size="3">♥</font> Khiyo Nhullo : One of Tachi's very first Eorzean friends, Khiyo has opened Tachi to a world where it is alright to show his weakness, to provide a safe environment for him to let his guard down. Due to this, as well as Khiyo providing emotional therapy to help Tachi cope with his rough background, Tachi has developed a high sense of trust towards Khiyo. Her motherly instincts has grown to the point where he treats her as the mother figure in his life, often calling her "ma". Sometimes it slips in public, and he is automatically assumed to be her lover.
 
: <font style="color:#FA70BC;" size="3">♥</font> Khiyo Nhullo : One of Tachi's very first Eorzean friends, Khiyo has opened Tachi to a world where it is alright to show his weakness, to provide a safe environment for him to let his guard down. Due to this, as well as Khiyo providing emotional therapy to help Tachi cope with his rough background, Tachi has developed a high sense of trust towards Khiyo. Her motherly instincts has grown to the point where he treats her as the mother figure in his life, often calling her "ma". Sometimes it slips in public, and he is automatically assumed to be her lover.

Latest revision as of 05:53, 14 June 2019


 Tachi Takeda
Samurai
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OOC Character Information
Main Job(s): Ronin / Adventurer
Main Tradeskill: Fishing
Preferred Role: Fighter
Server: Balmung
Status
Alignment: Lawful Neutral
Reputation: Vaguely known amongst the Sekiseigumi
Occupation: Adventurer
Education: Unknown
Marital Status: In a Relationship
Sexuality: Heterosexual
Guardian: (WIP)
Free Company
None
Items Carried
• Dragonslayer Katana
• Myochin Haori
Characteristics
Race: Hyur
Clan: Midlander
Age: 24
Height: 6 fulm, 0 ilm
Weight: 180 ponze
Eyes: Red
Hair: Black
Complexion: Fair
Physical Build: Lean and muscular
Notable Features: Three scars on his face
Attributes
 
   Strength
   P.Defense
 
   Dexterity
   M.Defense
 
   Martial Prowess
   Intelligence
 
   Magic Affinity
   Luck
   
 


Basic Info

Tachi is mostly of cheery disposition and optimistic in nature, if not a little clueless and lacking a bit of understanding of unspoken nuances of social interaction. He is easily approachable, and is usually polite towards strangers and friends alike. His formal politeness wanes as his familiarity with someone grows, but his kind and caring disposition never fades except in dire situations. To the delight of his master and to the despair of his friends and family, Tachi had no sense of self-care, often ignoring injuries and hunger if it meant logging in more time training. He was employed by an adventuring company with focus on monster hunting, however after a cataclysmic disbanding of the company, he finds himself on the road with only his bag of armor and the clothes he wore.

Likes
Physical Training
Weapons and Armor
Miqo'te ears, Raen horns, and tails of both.
Romance novels and Martial arts manuals
Dislikes
Hidden meanings behind words/phrases
Speaking ill of the dead
Tomatoes
Undead
OTHER
Alignment: Lawful Neutral (He tends to lean towards Good.)
Vice(s): Not Resting Enough
Favorite Food: Katsudon
Favorite Drink: Any kind of fruit-based tea
Favorite Color: Red

Appearance & Personality

Tachi has a rather normal appearance, not being entirely handsome nor entirely bland. Perhaps his biggest and most noticeable feature are the scars upon his face, with the stories behind them deep yet unspoken as Tachi prefers not to share the stories behind how he got them. His red eyes were another striking feature, an accident from Garlean experimentation. He was raised with slight neglect and abuse from his father, but somehow he ended up having a nurturing and caring nature. As selfless as he is reckless, Tachi often makes his friends worry for his health, as he seems to prioritize improvement, training, or other people's well-being much more than his own.
More often than not, he speaks bluntly yet politely. If he is able to formulate into words the feelings and thoughts he is having, he will say so, but he is not socially tone deaf; Tachi would know if something he is thinking would not be appropriate to say.

Biography

Childhood

Tachi's father originally stood up against the Empire when they came knocking on Doma's doors. He fought, lost, and hid away with his wife once Garlean rule had been established, and upon learning of his wife's pregnancy, Tachi's father went through countless prayers and bowed at many people's feet to obtain safe passage to Kugane. As soon as Tachi's sixth nameday passed, he was assigned to a cruel and abusive master who would teach him further on how to grow by the sword in place of his father. However badly he was beaten, he showed great resilience and determination to learn the way of the sword. And so he kept suffering through his master's training.

Teenage

In his adolescent years, Tachi's sword skill was already on par with his master's. He was trained to live off the environment, to blend with shadows, and hunt men, all of which he learned frighteningly quickly. He was scrutinized for deviating from the Way of the Warrior. Tachi was then sent by his master onto paid missions that he disguised as "training exercises," and no matter the outcome, his master would say that Tachi had failed, keeping the pay for himself. Angered by the lack of progress he seemed to be having, Tachi grew more distant. Tachi found himself drifting around Kugane until he was eventually tricked and convinced to enlist into the Imperial Army. He left home with a fire in his eyes that he could do something to change the way things were, to help govern a country who yet had a resistance movement even after over two decades of Imperial rule. He watched his fellow Domans suffer, forced to stand tall and look ahead.
Tachi regretted the situation and his lack of ability to help. He hasn't had the perfect chance to escape and help the people of Doma. Not when his superiors would beat him into a bloody pulp as a way to vent steam. His resilience and combat prowess earned the interest of Imperial scientists, taking him as a test subject and infused him with distilled aether energy to test how their recent studies would affect a Doman. Fortunately, the procedure granted Tachi immense physical abilities. He was stronger, faster, and reacted quickly to stimulus. They didn't quite reach what they wanted, and for their own security, they locked Tachi in isolation.
When the resistance overran his post, Tachi cast aside his Imperial allegiances and stood with his Doman brethren. Tachi suffered severe wounds in the conflict, but he was retrieved by the Doman Liberation Front and nursed back to health. He wasn't welcomed with open arms, but he was allowed to serve alongside his countrymen, even given samurai wargear.

Adulthood to Present

Tachi didn't exactly stand out as much as the next Doman freedom fighter. He fought in skirmishes, he helped out in camp, he cooked, he cleaned. His physical capabilities made him a prime choice for manual labor. However, during the initial rush on the Siege of Doma Castle, Tachi was knocked to his knees by an explosion from Imperial arms, and noticed a Doman soldier cornered in a nook easily overlooked due to how the walls were angled. Tachi rushed to his aid, but soon realized how painfully outmatched he was. Somehow, this champion of an Imperial fighter was here and picking on this one man. Tachi fought, suffered, and persevered until he ultimately won with grave injuries. With the deed finally done, Tachi helped the Doman soldier back into the fight while he retired to the rear. Following soon after, it was said that several injured Domans were captured on the way to a safer point of operations by the retreating Empire soldiers, and Tachi was first to volunteer.
His training proved efficient, and his augmentation proved perfect. He chased after the Imperials relentlessly that his fellow warriors could not keep up any longer. For three days, Tachi harried the retreating Imperials, mostly assisted by Shinobi. There had been a case that he was mistaken for one. When the prisoners were found, and the Imperials too exhausted from running, Tachi and the shinobi he encountered took down the Imperials under cover of night. Tachi's fellow warriors caught up after the fighting was over. When they returned to the House of the Fierce, Tachi was under investigation of abandoning his team. Testimonials from those that went with him all seemed to point out Tachi's unceasing need to push forward, and how thorough he had been in tracking them.
When Doma was freed, Tachi went home to Kugane and was welcomed by his parents with tears in their eyes. His master reluctantly took him back in and began to train him as before. Unfortunately, this cost him his life in a training accident, not knowing how much Tachi had eclipsed him after the war. Branded a ronin, Tachi was free from the binding responsibilities of a samurai. Despite criticism, he was allowed to roam free under grounds that he did not have intention to kill his master, and that the accident was nothing but unfortunate. Tachi embraced the title, despite the stigma attached to it, but was put into an odd situation due to the investigation revealing his paternal heritage was unbroken all the way back to an age when Samurai clans ruled the land, albeit divided.
Requesting for more investigation into the legitimacy of these claims, Tachi decided to travel the land and gain worldly knowledge. He boarded the next ship to Eorzea, where he ran into an adventurer called Talan Dracht, with which he developed a fast and deep bond of friendship with. After a few months, a letter arrives to deliver news of Tachi's requested investigation. The investigators have confirmed that he was the heir of a branch family of the Takeda clan, renowned horsemasters and vanguards, making him a higher-ranking samurai (and noble) than his master. His title as samurai was reinstated, and as a token of acknowledgement, he was granted a set of Myochin haori as befits the samurai of the times. Now, he travels the land to carry out his samurai duties, protecting the peace, and his personal desire to never again see anyone in the same state that his fellow Domans had been under Garlean rule.

Miscellaneous

Rumors

Some of these rumors are untrue or are greatly exaggerated. Please feel free to add your own rumors under PC!

◢ Common Rumors (Easily overheard)
"I heard he doesn't sleep. He was unloading supplies all of last night, and when I reported this morning for my shift, he was still there!" - Limsa Lominsa Dock Worker
"He's very gentle to his opponents in the Grindstone..." - Grindstone spectator
"That man with the red robes, gods. I saw him walking around the streets of Ul'dah his face half-swollen! Does he not have any friends to care for him?"
◢ Moderate Rumors (Moderately difficult to overhear)
"He's been looking at my ears for a while now... Has he never seen a miqo'te before?" - Ul'dahn miqo'te dancer
"That Hingan man with the red robes and scars on his face? He has an oddly pleasing voice. Should hear him sing when he starts heading home from the Grindstone!"


◢ Rare Rumors (Very difficult or rarely overheard)
"He is an iron wall. Bullets, clubs, swords, spears, guns... he'll live through them like a demon. I'm glad he was on our side." - Doman fighter
"Like a hound, he chased after the enemy relentlessly. I couldn't keep up. We couldn't make him stay. He was so much more stronger than us, and he'd outrun us as soon as we were winded... How does he get the stamina he has?"
◢ PC Rumors (Rumors from the character's of other players)
"He's the fastest blade in Eorzea!" -Talan Dracht

Relations

Romantic Interest Platonic Love Good Standing Poor Standing
Tadhara Lion: Having met on a battlefield, Tachi has had a high opinion of the Paladin-aspirant Tadhara. Whilst their first conversation was a clash of ideals, Tachi and Tadhara would keep running into each other, with the latter often criticizing Tachi's carelessness in training or combat. Repeated stern conversations had Tachi eventually change his lifestyle, being careful and safe in his practices. It was then that he also felt a deep attraction to her, which he had declared bluntly and proudly, much to the discomfort of the latter. The two are currently in a relationship, taking small and careful steps along the path.
Khiyo Nhullo : One of Tachi's very first Eorzean friends, Khiyo has opened Tachi to a world where it is alright to show his weakness, to provide a safe environment for him to let his guard down. Due to this, as well as Khiyo providing emotional therapy to help Tachi cope with his rough background, Tachi has developed a high sense of trust towards Khiyo. Her motherly instincts has grown to the point where he treats her as the mother figure in his life, often calling her "ma". Sometimes it slips in public, and he is automatically assumed to be her lover.
Talan Dracht: THE very first Eorzean friend Tachi has made. Taking a risk and deciding to trust Talan outright the moment he had landed in Ul'dah, Tachi has since worked with Talan through multiple mercenary contracts, fighting side by side with the Lominsan lancer through thick and thin. Now, Tachi treats him as a brother, helping him with tasks as an officer of Talan's Ebonheart Company.
Joyce Blythe: A friend from the Grindstone, Tachi and Joyce started their friendship after their rounds in the tournament. Joyce's friendly demeanor and playful nature, as well as being an enlisted member of the Flames, allowed Tachi to trust in her quickly. Together, they train to improve their skills, or they go out and talk about their lives. More recently, Tachi has grown closer to her enough to also look after her safety when she works in the Epoch tavern, despite Joyce being fully capable of protecting herself.
Leo Arkwright: Leo and Tachi originally met through Talan, working on a contract out in La Noscea fighting a Ziz and a Coeurl. They improved their friendship through Leo acting as a coach and instructor for Tachi and some others. Though they have not interacted with each other frequently in recent times, Tachi's bond with Leo is forged in battle. It is strong and not easily broken.
"Tsuna": Tsuna is the name Khiyo has come up with to mask her true identity when she is masquerading as a white-haired miqo'te with distinct red makeup. Tachi treats them as two separate people, but does notice similarities. Tachi was quick to trust in Tsuna due to her having "an aura similar" to Khiyo.

Footnotes

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