Kyoroku Shoroku is a strong and quick-witted adventurer who is often underestimated due to his stature. Unfortunate circumstances at a young age lead him to take up the profession of piracy. Eventually, his crew met an untimely end leaving Kyo to fend for himself. Not only did he use his newfound abilities to survive off the land, he also managed to make a bit of gil out of it, selling his services in the form of mercenary work and as a hunter-for-hire. He can usually be found in Ul'dah's Quicksand, watching and listening for information.
Short in stature and yet taller than most Lalafell, Kyo is mostly distinguishable by his iconic dirty blonde, spiked hair, a tattoo along the right side of his cheek and forehead, and a pair of goggles that he is curiously attached to. He is usually seen wearing a long, black leather coat with matching gloves and a pair of Allagan sollerets.
Kyo is a hardened battle veteran. Although he works with a reckless and carefree attitude, he takes his work very seriously and exhibits a notable sense of professionalism. He is very cautious amongst strangers and those he is unfamiliar with. However, he does have a soft side to him. He is always ready to assist his allies at a moments notice. Put a drink in his hand and you truly see his repressed pirate persona emerge; happy, loud and bawdy.
Enter: Kyoroku Shoroku! - Kyoroku Shoroku was born in a merchant caravan on the outskirts of the Thanalan region. His mother and father were both traveling merchants. Unfortunately, they were too far away from any towns where they would have possibly had some assistance with the delivery. Complications arose and as a result, Kyo's mother fell ill and passed soon afterward. This left Kyo's father in a position where he had to raise a child alone as well as continue the family trade.
With the caravan constantly on the move, Kyo never knew the luxury of a stable life. He aided his father with his business as best as he could. Whenever the caravan made it's stops to resupply, however, Kyo took those opportunities to create his own forms of entertainment; stealing food from merchant stands, pickpocketing passers-by, looting merchant chests, etc. He felt his actions justified, claiming he was helping his father to 'make ends meet'. His father never caught on to his activities, making it a testament to Kyo's abilities.
The Day Everything Changed - Kyo and his father were en route to Vesper Bay to board a ferry headed towards Limsa Lominsa to try their luck with their wares. The sun had just set and their path was illuminated only by the lantern that hung from above them. They parked their caravan on the side of the road to give their chocobos a break for a moment while Kyo found a large rock to stand behind to 'relieve himself'. Kyo heard the chocobos screech frantically and then suddenly silenced. Shocked at the sound he had just heard, he peered around the rock to see the two birds dead in the road, blood spilling from their necks. Kyo shouted for his father but heard no response. He walked towards the road to discover the lantern that was originally hanging on the caravan was now laying a few yalms away. He walked down the road towards it to find his father's corpse faintly illuminated next to it. He stood there paralyzed for what felt like an eternity. He scanned the area to see his father's coin purse laying empty in the road along with several other personal belongings - including a pair of his father's favorite crafting goggles. He reached down and picked up the goggles as tears began swelling in his eyes. Suddenly he heard the voices of three or so men approaching behind him. Horrified, he stood up, glanced at his father one last time, and ran towards Vesper Bay as fast as he could.
A New Beginning -
These are mostly backstory-related relationships. If you would like to make a family member, let me know and we can see what we can work out.
Listed here are the non-family characters, both PC and NPC, that Kyo has interacted with enough or in such a way for him to form a real opinion about them. Please don't take personal offense if your character isn't listed here, or how the interaction or relationship is described. It isn't that I dislike your character or our RP. I just tend to only add these as necessary for those who make a real impact on Kyo, and descriptions are purely based upon in character experiences and opinions!
* An asterisks denotes that Kyo doesn't know the individual's true name.
◢ Common Rumors - Easily overheard. Use these freely!
◢ Uncommon Rumors - A little more difficult to hear. Use sparingly or ask first!
◢ Rare Rumors - Very rarely overheard. Please ask before using!
◢ Player Character Rumors - Feel free to add rumors of your own!
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