[Elite Jounin]Sheng, Qin Li

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[Elite Jounin]Sheng, Qin Li

Post by gundamoutlaw on Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:59 pm

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Sheng, Qin Li


Name: Qin Li Sheng
Title/Alias: Shinigami Yokaze (Reaper of the Night Wind), Shunshin (God of Flash)
Age: 17
Gender: Male

Qin Li’s appearance is fairly unremarkable for the most part, standing average height and being of average weight for one who enjoys his level of physical fitness. His physical build is fairly thin, commonly causing others to underestimate his strength and occasionally causing him to be mistaken for a girl when taken into account alongside his fair complexion and chosen hairstyle. In order to further cultivate this deception, he tends to wear loose fitting clothes in order to hide his body type from those around him, blending the new and old styles of dress into a sort of fantasy noir form that seems to suit him rather well. This style choice usually takes the form of a sleeveless Uwagi, worn over a simple long sleeved shirt of variable weight depending on weather, and tucked into a pair of well worn and comfortably fitting leather pants. This is usually accessorized with a simple set of dastana style bracers with his Banner’s symbol plate on the hand, a long scarf or cloak depending on mood and environment, the traditional shuriken holsters, and a pair of medium weight boots with an excessive number of clasps. No matter what choice of outer wear he chooses to go with however, his outfits are always long sleeved and full legged to hide the skin of his extremities. This is because from about the shoulder down his body is covered in dozens of lightly colored scars from his time spent learning under Miyamoto.

No one really knows whether he would be considered attractive or not, given that he is pretty much always seen wearing a cloth nasal-buccal mask, covering the lower half of his face for reasons known only to himself. This does add a certain air of mystery to him though, and has led to numerous rumors as to what he might be hiding behind it. Aside from this however, his only real identifying features are the feline traits he acquired during his time as a Genin. These unique markings manifest themselves in the form of a pair of cat-like ears, feline eyes, and a long flowing tail which extends out from his backside. Both of the external attributes are covered in soft and fluffy fur, and like the ones on real cats, are sensitive to the touch for some reason.

Height: 5’7” (170.18cm)
Weight: 130 lbs. (58.97kg)
Build: Thin and toned
Hair Color & Style: Long black hair worn in in a loose ponytail reaching down to just above the rear end
Eye Color: Light gray

On the surface Qin Li comes across as cocky and unfocused, usually spending his time cracking jokes or making sarcastic remarks as he makes his way through any given situation. On the inside however he is a deeply caring and complex individual, albeit somewhat insecure. He cares very much for those who he considers friends and loved ones, holding them in the deepest regard and and will go to great lengths to help them out whenever possible, including listening to their problems. This same trait does not hold true in reverse however, as he is usually unable to share any of his problems with others. Preferring instead to keep his own issues internalized and work through them on his own. This tendency tends to worry those who know him well, as they're afraid that one day his bottled up issues might come to the surface and become his undoing in some fashion. In these troubled times however, such a compassionate personality doesn't really fit in and can often be exploited by those with less then noble ideals. Thus he has taken to hiding his true nature from those outside of his small circle of friends and trying to do what he can behind the scenes as he hides behind his cockier half. In addition, he also tends to avoid letting others get too close to him personally, feeling that this is for their own protection because of his past and the people who may be coming after him because of it. He is constantly haunted by the misdeeds of his past, and at times believes he does not deserve happiness.

He tends to try and be the comedian of any group he is in, using his outer joker/wild-card persona in an attempt to keep troubling situations from getting overly gloomy with sarcasm and variable qualities of jokes. This is especially true in situations where he feels nervous or threatened, as humor is his default coping mechanism under stressful conditions. He is not afraid to speak his mind if he feels that what he has to say needs to be heard, regardless of who he may be talking to. This has had the unfortunate side effect of putting him at odds with a couple of his less then open-minded peers on more then a handful of occasions. He also possesses a bit of a competitive streak, using others as a comparative benchmark for which to gauge his skills and then setting his goals to surpass them. While this trait allowed him to quickly rise through the ranks and emerge near the top of his class, it can also be exploited as a weakness and has been known on occasion to cause him to push himself past his limits and into some really dangerous situations. He also possesses a very strong distaste for the odds, a trait which has gotten him into trouble on more then one occasion due to his reckless and daredevil-esque nature. On the flip side of that however, he also displays the stereotype teenage dislike for elitist personalities and authority figures, finding that most are drunk with power and will abuse it at any given opportunity. Tied into this dislike, he also finds himself somewhat easily annoyed by people who insist on constantly correcting him for no apparent reason.

Compounding these issues is the fact that Qin Li also posses a strong independent streak and an iron will, despite efforts to break him of it during his training. This was partly due to his need to break with the traditional methods for his studies periodically in order to maintain his sense of self, and achieve the high academic standards his mentor wished him to pursue, and further stimulated by efforts on the part of his friends in order to help him adapt to the turbulent conditions in which he was raised. As a result of both of these factors he has developed a devilishly keen mind, capable of dissecting and troubleshooting most strategic and tactical problems with astonishing speed, and able to retain copious amounts of data with superb recall ability. His genius and upbringing have not been without their drawbacks however, as it has been known to lead to some degree of social and emotional awkwardness between him and those who would seek to be his peers. Years spent training instead of leading a normal life have caused him to miss out on a fair chunk of his developing years, resulting in what some would consider his childish demeanor and yielding only a limited skill set when dealing with matters of the opposite sex or with awkward situations in general.

One of his more unusual characteristics is the way in which he expresses anger. In keeping with his internalizing nature, he has a habit of turning his anger and frustration inward, becoming quieter and more level sounding as the feelings increase. This has led to several interesting situations, especially during the troubled period of his school career, in which the person who was causing him frustration (usually a bully of some sort) failed to realize that they were doing so and continued to egg him on thinking that he was backing down due to his seemingly docile temperament. As a result they were greatly surprised when he would finally lash out and defend himself or whoever it was that he had stepped in to help. This trait does have its darker side however, as all that internalizing can lead to an impressive build-up of frustration. And as with most build-ups, it must be vented somehow or else it will cause damage to the vessel containing it. This means that when Qin Li does finally snap and lash out at an aggressor, he does it in a particularly swift and brutal fashion. It is this ability which first attracted his mentor's attention, as the physical prowess he demonstrated during one of these episodes impressed her enough to take the young boy under her wing and begin training him.

Having been raised as a living weapon and born in a world devastated by varying degrees of violence, he is no stranger to conflict. The social problems he experienced during his early years and time training under his sponsor have cultivated within Qin the strong dislike for bullies and other people who abuse their power which was mentioned previously. This is especially true when it comes to authority figures, and has caused him to develop the habit of sticking up for the little guy and trying to protect those around him from abuse. It was this trait that eventually led him to actually accept the training he'd been given and become a shinobi, hoping to find himself on the front lines and become the sword that defended his loved ones and those in need should he find himself placed between them and the corrupt powers which currently govern the world in which he lives. Despite having a general dislike of violence, especially the act of killing, he is more then willing to go that route to solve a problem if he believes that its justified, and to that end has made sure that he is more then diligent in his training. This has gotten him into trouble several times in the past, but has not deterred him from his wish to do what he can to improve the current state of things. A trait which has been attributed to his late mentor and one that his friends sometimes wish that he hadn't inherited quite so strongly.

In spite of his distaste for conflict however, Qin has come to hold to a similar belief to his mistress, in that to truly know what is in someone's heart, you must fight them in one-on-one combat at some point. He has learned to see the underlying form of self-expression which is hidden at the base of any given fighting style. He also is able to use this as a way to help him read the feelings and emotions of others, using combat as a way of bringing out their true self and learn whether it is possible to save them from themselves or not. In his mind, combat between two skilled opponents is capable of saying more than several hours worth of talking. A truly useful ability indeed for one who has to make life and death decisions on the fly. The trick of course is maintaining a clear enough head to process what he's reading on a conscious level.

The only time his personality seems to experience a dramatic shift is on the battlefield. During a fight his joker attitude is somewhat suppressed, revealing another persona who comes across as quiet and calculating, capable of quickly reading the situation and handling it with deadly efficiency. This isn't to say that he discards he usual attitude entirely, just that there is a noticeable change in the aura about him which one would not expect given his normal attitude. Years of service to the way of the sword have allowed him to craft his professional persona while under fire, seeming to come across as cold and emotionless, almost what some would call unfazable, regardless of what may be going on beneath the surface. This ability and the beliefs that go along with it come not only from his own family traditions, but also from the strength he draws from the various warrior codes he was forced to study growing up. He was especially enamored with the samurai code of bushido in particular, as it was one of the few systems to not only promote honor in battle but also the aesthetics of civilian life. Taking that concept to heart, he has tried to make himself as well rounded a person as humanly possible by taking on various hobbies to stimulate the different aspects of his psyche. These past-times include the continued study of the martial arts (to stimulate the body), cultivating bonsai (for manual dexterity), playing the ocarina (to soothe the soul), and playing various games of chance and strategy (to expand the mind). In addition to these diversions, he is also an avid reader and has even been known to write a little from the privacy of his own home. The latter is unconfirmed however, as no one has ever read any of the works he may have produced in his spare time.

As one would expect for one trained in the ways of the ancient samurai and living in a world torn apart by war, loyalty and honor are both very important to Qin Li, and as such the former is not given out by him lightly. The exception to this rule are the people who have been placed within his care, either by fate or by choice, as he will do anything within his power to protect them and ensure that they come home safely, despite whatever his sometimes cool exterior might suggest. He also enjoys when he is able to help cultivate someone else's future, offering subtle support from behind the scenes in order to help them gain the necessary experience to attain whatever standing he feels they deserve. However, these values, in addition to his years of service are what have led him to become somewhat disillusioned with the current path the world seems to be taking in the wake of various rulers, and the powers that preceded them's past conduct. This is why he has taken it upon himself to do his best in educating the various people he comes across through both his actions and word, making a valiant effort to make sure that the mistakes of the past are not repeated yet again as the people of this broken world move towards a new beginning.

As an amusing side note, since his accidental transformation Qin has begun to display several unusual habits that have become most embarrassing for him when his attention is directed to them. Most of these unusual features take the form of some sort of physical “tick” that is usually provoked by some sort of emotional reaction, such as being able to tell his mood by watching his ears and tail or the fact that he has taken to quietly purring when he's happy. He has also been known to make a strange mewling sound when confused and has taken a strange liking to the scent of catnip.


Known Relatives:
- Yamada, Miyoga :: Father :: Deceased :: Minor Noble
- Yamada, Namu :: Mother :: 39 Years Old :: Minor Noblewoman
- Yamada, Genbu :: Uncle :: 54 Years Old :: Minor Noble, Advisor to Head of Yamada Family
- Yamada, Yuuki :: Elder Sister :: 24 Years Old :: Minor Noblewoman, Head of Yamada Family
- Yamada, Shizuru :: Elder Sister :: 21 Years Old :: Chuunin, attached to black ops unit
- Yamada, Mizuru :: Elder Sister :: 21 Years Old :: Chuunin, attached to black ops unit
- Yamada, Chizuru :: Elder Sister :: 21 Years Old :: Chuunin, attached to black ops unit
- Yamada, Taki :: Twin Sister :: 17 Years Old :: Minor Noblewoman

Clan: Yamada Clan

Born under the name Daisuke, Qin Li was born into the Yamada clan, a mid-level noble family who's task as vassals was to provide additional protection to the royal family and their allies. Once they had the ear of their ruler, but due to a scandalous event which had taken place at the beginning of the Warring States era their star had fallen considerably, a story which was buried by the family historians in an effort to hide the family's shame.

At the dawn of the war, the royal army was dispatched to massacre a village which served as the primary armory for the lord's chief rival. One of the commanders though, a captain by the name of Shou Yamada, had been frequently visiting this village in secret. This was due to the fact that he was carrying on a clandestine love affair with one of the shinobi adepts living there at the time. When the time came for the attack to commence, he was unable to prevent the massacre without giving away his sympathies and risking execution, but he was able to slip inside the temple where the women and children were hiding under the cover of darkness and retrieve his lady love and her unborn child before they met their untimely demise. From there he used his family's considerable resources to quietly forge a new identity for the girl before taking her into his home. There the two of them lived their lives in constant fear of discovery, passing their secret shame down through the generations until one of their political rivals discovers the secret and destroys the Yamada family once and for all.

Qin was born as the sixth and youngest child of the Yamada family lord, lord Miyoga Yamada, and also had the distinction of being his only surviving male heir. This served to put a lot of pressure on him at a young age, as his father felt that it was best to begin his grooming early, despite the protests of his elder sisters. At first he did not fully understand what it was that he was being trained for, but as the years progressed and he began to gain a deeper knowledge of how the nobility ran things it all became clear to him, he wasn't just being trained as a protector as his father and his allies would have led the child to believe. He and several other younger members of the aristocracy were being trained in how to cheat, how to deceive, and how to bend others to their will. The system in which he was being schooled was slowly becoming corrupted by those who were meant to serve it, despite how much effort the daimyo and his allies were putting into preventing that from happening. Even the clan elders had become tainted by this corruption, lusting for times gone by and secretly seeking ways to further their own power base so that they might better manipulate the system for their own gain. This didn't sit well with the boy, but the was very little he could do about it seeing as he was just a child. He vowed to one day change things however. Once he had the necessary influence, he would make sure to stop this rot before it consumed the clan as a whole.

Raised on tales of the great and noble samurai, and the legendary exploits of the ninja, the young boy dreamed of one day distinguishing himself in battle and earning enough prestige to take his family back to their previous heights so that he could squash the corruption that was choking the life out of his homeland. Every time he looked out of his window, he could see the peasants struggling to make a life for themselves in spite of their masters' greed, and he longed to give them something better. Fate has a peculiar sense of humor however, for during the winter of his sixth year a group of bandits came to his village and demanded tribute in exchange for their protection. Being a man of great courage and even greater ideals, and outraged by the bandit's demands, Qin Li's father convinced his villager to join with his guards and stand up against their would be oppressors, leading them in a revolt against the bandits. Despite having caught the bandits off-guard however, the farmers simply lacked the training and expertise necessary to best them in battle, and as a result they were almost completely massacred by their blood thirsty opponents.

Realizing what was happening and despite being severely wounded, Qin's mother tasked one of her handmaidens to flee the village with her son as the bandits began to burn it to the ground. They ran through the night and into the morning before they reached the point where the woman could no longer continue and was forced to surrender to her wounds. As she lay in the snow dying she implored her charge to leave her behind and continue running before they were captured and made an example of. Now alone, unable to avenge his home or even provide his likely fallen family with a proper burial, the young boy fled deeper into the woods in the hopes of evading his pursuers and finding somewhere safe to hide until he could figure out what to do next. He was on the run for almost a week before he came upon his would be savior and the man who would prove to be one of the most influential figures in his life: the rogue ninja Senju Miyamoto.

After listening to the child's story, Miyamoto took pity on the boy and offered to take him under his wing on the one prevision that the child did not hinder his journey in any way. Dazzled by the blade the man carried, believing him to be a samurai, and given his limited options at the time, Qin Li agreed to the man's terms and began to follow him as his unofficial apprentice in the martial and shinobi arts. The training he received was brutal, bordering on lethal at times, as Miyamoto did not believe in pulling his punches. His method of instruction was to use a technique on his student with its full killing intent. This style of teaching forced his pupils to learn to read his body language in order to survive. The idea being if they were able to decipher his movements then they would have the exact same amount of time as they would in a real fight to devise a counter. Unusually enough however, this brutal form of education actually seemed to work for his newest pupil. Not only was the boy able to quickly pick up on what was going on, but he eventually got to the point where he was seemingly almost able to predict his opponent’s moves before they decided on them themselves. He had not only survived the training, which was an accomplishment in and of itself given the high turnover rate he’d had with previous students, but he had gotten to the point where he’d actually matched if not surpassed his instructor. The two of them wandered the countryside for almost two years while this was going on, his master always doing the dirty work for lords whose assignments were considered too dangerous, and questing for ever stronger adversaries on which to test his skills. Eventually the two of them fell in with the Wind Daimyo and his most recent campaign to invade the Land of Fire. The bloody war between the two Daimyo and their armies eventually came to a head at the Battle of Akuma no Hebi Michi (Demon Snake Pass), and it was on this day that the boy known as Daisuke as well as so many others met their end at the hands of those they had once considered friends.

Following the battle, he awoke only to find himself surrounded by hundreds of the dead. In shock from the experience, he slipped into a sort of dissociative state and started walking with little consideration as to his destination. Days later he returned to his senses, only to find himself in the middle of a dusty street, which ran through an unfamiliar village with no memory as to who he was, how he had gotten there, or where he’d come from previously. Picking himself up from the dirt, he began to wander through the town in the hopes of finding something familiar or someone who recognized him. As he walked he saw all sorts of people around him engaged in all forms of activity, including what appeared to be some form of mugging in progress. He didn't know why, but for some reason witnessing this hit a cord deep within his heart and his was moved to act in the victims defense. Grabbing a nearby bamboo pole, he ran to the man's aid and using skills he was not even aware he had was able to fight off the thieves before they were able to do any more harm. It seemed that while his mind had forgotten everything he once knew due to post traumatic stress, his body still retained the muscle memory from the training he had undergone prior to his break with reality. Realizing that day that he could use his newly found talents for the betterment of those around him, he became the unofficial protector of the slums in which he found himself and took on a new name: Qin Li, which he was told meant strong principles and was meant to represent how the villagers felt about his presence.

The years passed and as his prowess grew through daily training and numerous street brawls, so did his reputation. Eventually word of his accomplishments reached the higher levels of the city and sparked the interest of some of the shinobi residing there, specifically the daughter of the Shuchō’s Jōnin Commander and head of the Second Battalion: Sanjuro Fei. Intrigued by the stories she'd heard, she decided to head out into the slum district herself to see if what she had heard was true. What she found, while not what she was expecting, did not exactly disappoint either. She found the object of her search just as he was in the middle of one of his famous interventions. As she watched him fight she could see the raw potential that was buried beneath the surface, his techniques were crude and unrefined, sure signs of having been mostly self-taught, but once one was able to see past that you were able to see the seeds of true talent which were hidden underneath. Following the fight she approached the young man in the hopes of recruiting his talents. The two of them got to know each other fairly well over the next few days, and eventually the elder shinobi was able to convince him to join the ranks of the ninja candidates. Saying that with what she and the others could teach him he would be even better equipped to protect those who were unable to protect themselves.

The training was hard, but in spite of that he was able to excel in most of the courses that were set upon him, and thanks to his previous experiences, even able to skip ahead in certain areas. On several occasions though it seemed too much for him and he was tempted to give up and return to his old life amongst the civilian populace, but his new friends among the cadet shinobi would have nothing of it, specifically a girl by the name of Daiyu Yumi who was his closest friend and confidant. Yumi's strengths lay in the sciences and the use of genjutsu, while his were more focused into the martial arts and specifically the use of the sword and the Body Flicker technique that would one day become his trademark. She was always experimenting with new techniques and building strange little gadgets, but despite this the two of them shared a like temperament and sense of humor, soon becoming close friends as they shared the experience of training together. However, while she was his closest friend, she was always the source of his greatest embarrassment. During their final year of training the two of them were showing off to some of the younger cadets when Yumi got it into her head to try out one of her newly developed transformation techniques. Believing it to only be a harmless temporary illusion she set her sights on Qin and let loose with all of the power she could muster. The force of the blast knocked him cold and sent him sailing across the courtyard into a pile of tatami mats. When he returned to consciousness in the infirmary a few days later he found himself face to face with the giggling visage of his best friend and the nurse charged with overseeing his case. Getting a hold of herself long enough to apologize she passed him a mirror and showed him what would probably become one of the greatest shocks of his life. As a result of her misfired experimental technique she'd accidentally given him various cat-like attributes, namely a pair of fuzzy ears and a tail, neither of which she had any idea whether she could cure or not.

Upon graduating from the training program at the age of thirteen, Qin Li was assigned to Team 4 of the Seventh Battalion under the supervision of one of his sponsor: Fei’s, closest friends. He quickly rose through the rankings as his skills improved, soon attaining the honored position of vice-commander for his team and finding himself transferred over to the Second Battalion at the request of his new commander due to his advanced proficiency with ninjutsu. While with the Second he began developing his own style of fighting which specialized in the use of highly acrobatic precision strikes and advanced chakra enhancement techniques, allowing him to seeming come at his opponent from all angles through a combination of speed and deception. This fighting style in conjunction with his eventual S-Ranked Body Flicker skills is what would one day earn him the title of Shunshin and later on Shinigami Yokaze, because of how he seemed to effortlessly sweep over lesser enemies like a chill night wind.

It was during this period, he came in contact with a wandering merchant going by the name of Renji Koto. Renji had been a regular supplier of the Yamada compound, and couldn't help but notice Qin's resemblance to his father. As the two talked, more and more of Qin's memories began coming back to him. He was now facing a full on identity crisis as his two personalities were introduced to each other, and this wasn't helped by the emotionally devastating news Renji had about the fate of his parents. While both had survived the battle, the injuries his father had taken had all but crippled him, and thus precluded any chance of him regaining their families' honor via the traditional methods. He had been reduced to little more then an administrator of late, and his wounds were slowly catching up to him. Life was going well for Qin, he'd earned the respect of his peers despite his unusual appearance, he'd brought his fighting skills up to a whole new level which allowed him to protect even more people then he ever could have hoped. He'd even managed to reconnect with his lost family, and been added to the list of potential Chūnin candidates, but then it all came apart.

The first attack from the Land of Earth was seemingly unprovoked and caught the Wind shinobi completely unprepared, resulting in complete and utter chaos as the ninja forces desperately scrambled to defend their home. Dispatched to the outer wards to defend the fixed defenses and to protect the civilians there, Qin Li rushed to the aid of those he had once sworn to protect. They're deployment had not been quick enough however, as the entire area was already swarming with Stone ninja and their insect minions who were lost in a feeding frenzy. He and his unit fought desperately to defend the area, fighting on long after the order to retreat had been given, but in the end their efforts were not enough and countless lives were lost to the enemies' insatiable hunger and lust for combat. In the end their forces were driven back to the Shuchō’s home, forced to take shelter within the central fortification as they fought a last ditch effort to drive out the invaders. Unable to handle the pressure, and fearful of the outcome should the compound fall, the head of the clan cracked under the pressure and committed seppuku at his desk before any of his generals could stop him. This sudden and shocking admission of defeat tore the defending army apart at its very core, creating a massive power vacuum during a time when such things could only serve to compound the danger of the situation. Caught in the middle of the chaos as the various clan leaders turned on their allies and their subordinates, Qin found himself cutting down men and women he had considered friends and family for a little less then five years, fighting for his life as all that he had worked so hard to protect imploded from within. He was now being forced to wage a war on two fronts, becoming even more withdrawn, and left with no other choice but to detach himself from his emotions and become a living weapon in order to survive as a result. Allying with Fei and the rest of her unit as her father tried to gain control of the situation, he began the unenviable task of killing his own brethren with the vain hope of ending the strife around him. Realizing that if things were to continue on as they currently were, there was going to be no end to the fighting and no hope of restoring the balance to the Wind forces and its demoralized defenders. Eventually however Fei’s father was able to pull together a loose coalition of clan elders and commanders, and the allied forces were able to push back the invading shinobi to the lands from whence they’d come and begin the process of rebuilding. It was at this time that Fei’s father took on the mantel of Shuchō, despite his ill health, and established the tradition stating that the accomplishment of a mission predominates the lives of the ninja trying to accomplish it. All records of his predecessor were destroyed in keeping with this ideal, the previous leader’s moment of weakness during their time of crisis forever dishonoring him in the eyes of his people and resulting in his conscious repression in their memory. Qin would have nothing to do with the rebuilding process or the events that followed it however, as he was destined to leave his adopted homeland for awhile in search of redemption for the perceived sins he’d committed during the Land of Wind’s very brief time of civil war.

Following the conflict, Qin Li, now only fourteen years of age, was given a field promotion to Chūnin along with a large portion of his class in order to help bolster the ranks which had been so heavily diminished. Unlike his classmates however, the battle had shaken something loose inside of his head. Bringing forth memories that he’d been repressing since before his time in the slums, and causing him to rethink his chosen course and who he was as a person. Needing to sort things out for himself, he put in an application for leave, despite the Sanjuro army’s need for experienced shinobi at the moment, and took to the wanderer's path on a form of walkabout. Hoping to find a way to come to terms with all of the blood that was now on his hands and atone for the deaths he had caused. Giving meaning to the lives of all those who had died at his hand, while at the same time trying to reclaim the humanity he felt that he had lost. Even on the road he continued his training, seeking new levels of power and skill as he worked to try and make the lives of anyone he came across just a little bit better.

His walkabout was well timed, as it coincided with a message to return to his family estate to see his father before he passed on. Motivated to reclaim what had been lost to him, as well as pay his last respects to an ailing father he barely knew, Qin Li raced to his homeland in order to stand vigil at his father's bedside during his final moments. All was not as it seemed however, as upon his arrival, his father revealed that he had been poisoned in order to advance the line of succession. Qin's eldest sister had been working behind the scenes to turn the clan elders against her younger brother following his return a few years ago, hoping to claim his status as heir apparent for herself. Outraged that his once beloved sibling would sink so low as to resort to the assassination of her own father for personal gain, Qin allowed his emotions to get the better of him and challenged his wayward sister to a duel. This was obviously a mistake given the fact that his opponent was a skilled fighter, and he was a piss pour excuse for an chuunin who only had half her years of experience and had no hope of standing up to someone who had EARNED their rank. The duel went about as well as could be expected, and provided the corrupt elders of the clan the perfect excuse to transfer leadership to their favored choice. They didn't stop there however, as they also saw fit to publicly disown the former heir and strip him of his family name and title. The reasons for this were not made clear to the general populace, but if its one thing people in the royal court like to do it gossip, and it wasn't long before dozens of rumors were circulating about what had happened.

Now obviously no longer able to redeem himself in the eyes of his clan, not that he really wished to of course, the youngest Yamada decided that he now had no place amongst his noble peers and began preparing to return to his adopted home in his disgrace. Not all of the members of his family were against him however, as his twin sister felt intense sorrow over what had happened and hoped to make at least some amends while thumbing her nose at the rest of the clan. To that end she set up a secret account from which Qin could tap into at least some of the family resources, and gifted him with their family's ancestral blade: Shinoyuki (Heart of Snow). A uniquely colored nodachi who’s azure blade had saved their great grandfather Shou's life on more then one occassion during his time as a warrior, and one which could be summoned by using a special symbol inscribed on an old iron wood seal case.

Following this disgrace he returned to his wanderings, eventually coming into contact with a masterless ninja, or nukenin, going by the name of Bai Wulan. Bai Wulan was a former member of the black ops corps from the Land of Water who had given up his previous position and gone into hiding in order to take up the ways of a monk in the Land of Wind. Like Qin, he had found himself unsure of his actions and because of it had opted to become a man of peace so that he might mend the wounds he had caused during his youth. It was because of this that he easily identified with Qin Li’s predicament, and offered to help him find the path to the answers he sought through training and meditation. Open to new ideas at this point since he had been coming up empty on his own, he accepted the monk’s offer and began learning various meditation techniques in addition to adding to his martial repertoire through the study of several ancient martial arts such as hapkido, baguazhang, and yiquan. His lessons were made easier by the buried teachings and memories lurking at his core, allowing him to subconsciously draw upon the knowledge he’d acquired in his past and thus advance quickly through his training. As a result of this, after more then twelve months of training and progressing through a regimen that would have been harsh for even the toughest individual, he was able to confront and at least partially subdue his inner demons, and emerge with near mastery level in all of the martial and mental forms which he had pursued.

Following the completion of his training, Bai Wulan was visited by a group of rogue shinobi led by Qin’s former sensei: Miyamoto. He had apparently somehow survived the battle which had broken his protege, leaving the boy for dead due to his apparent failure to dominate his enemies. Surprised that his former student had survived, Miyamoto offered Qin Li a chance to rejoin his organization and relive their time together. All he was required to do was kill his current master so that no records or witnesses of Miyamoto’s return and his student’s recent training existed. It was very clear that Bai Wulan was going to die either way, it was just a question of whether Qin or his former teacher was going to be the one to do it, and whether or not the former student and the others residing at the temple joined the old man. These orders hurt Qin Li at his very core, as it was yet another betrayal from someone close to him. Over the course of the year he’d spent in the man’s company he had come to love his teacher like a true mentor or even a father figure, having received more love and concern from him then he ever had from his supposed master. Unsure of how to proceed he came to Bai-Wulan in secret and told the retired ninja turned monk what he had been tasked to do, as his mentor had much more experience with such things thanks to his days as a shinobi. The old man seemed unfazed by his pupil's story, claiming to have known all along what was going on and how it would end, yet training the young shinobi anyway because of the potential he had sensed within him. He went on to say that it mattered little as he was more then ready to accept his fate at this point, having successfully completed Qin Li's training and instilled within him a sense of what was right and wrong, a trait which he seemed to have lost since the recovery of his memories and one he could never have learned from the one he had once called Master. That revelation cinched it for the conflicted youth, he could not kill this man who had showed him such kindness, even in the face of his own potential demise. He instead worked very carefully, helping his friend plant the necessary evidence and faking his mentor's death, helping him to escape to a place where Miyamoto’s darkness had yet to spread, and most likely never will. In exchange he was asked to look after the well being of another one of the old man’s students, a young woman whom he had taken in several years previous after she ended up on his doorstep. He agreed to this without hesitation, both out of respect for his mentor and with the understanding that if Miyamoto ever found out what had happened he would be back to slaughter everyone at the temple.

Following the affair at the temple Qin returned home to warn the Sanjuro and their allies of the dangers Miyamoto represented and go back to active duty, his new found sense of self and priorities allowing him to get back into the game with little to no hesitation. Unfortunately his revelation came to late to do the Wind ninja any good, as the group of nukenin he had hoped to thwart had managed to beat him to the punch and attack the shinobi stronghold, stealing several prized jutsu scrolls and severely injuring his patron in the Second Division in the process. Full of anger over the incident and guilt for not having dealt with Miyamoto when he’d had the chance, he set out on his own to pursue the thieves and severe the ties with his former teacher once and for all. Unbeknowst to him however, the girl he had taken into his care had followed him on his little expedition. A fact that he didn’t discover until a few days into his journey, and one that forced him to reevaluate how he was going to approach the situation. He caught up to the group several days later in a small outlaw town, where they were attempting to organize a buy for their stolen goods and decompress from the recent operation. Disguising himself as an older gentlemen, Qin Li established himself as a potential buyer and setup a meeting to discuss terms. His initial intention was to recover the jutsu and then come back a little later without his little stowaway to finish Miyamoto once and for all, but part way through the transaction something tipped the older man off to what was going on and he attacked. Left with little choice at this point, Qin dropped his guise and went on the offensive, fighting a two on six battle to defend both himself and his charge from men obviously intent on killing them. The two ninja had a few advantages over most of their opponents however, they were better trained, highly skilled in their chosen specializations, and due to their having studied under the same man, better capable of working as a unit despite having only limited practice at doing so. This allowed them to handle the majority of the rogues despite the odds, in the end leaving them to deal with only Miyamoto and the stolen scrolls. Unlike before though, this was a fight that Qin Li had to finish on his own, and informed the girl of such as he squared off with the man responsible for saving him over a decade ago. The battle was a fierce one, taxing the bodies and skills of both fighters as they plied their skills against one another in mortal combat, but in the end the student was able to prevail over the master. The skills that wanderer had beaten into his protege as a child ended up being his downfall, Qin’s body reading skills having allowed him to find the weakness in the older man’s stance and exploit it with a counterstrike by allowing himself to get hit and access the opening.

With Miyamoto defeated at last, Qin Li was finally able to fully put his past behind him and look to the present. To that end he returned to the Sanjuro stronghold with the stolen techniques, receiving a promotion to Jōnin for his heroic efforts on behalf of the his lord and based on the recommendation of his friend/recruiter was assigned as temporary commander of the Second Battalion until she recovered from her injuries. This was quite an accomplishment for someone who was only a little over sixteen, but such a fact was lost on him as it wasn’t in his nature to care about such things or let them go to his head. He did notice however that it put him in an ideal position to keep an eye on the young woman who had been left in his care as he’d been asked, allowing him to become her unofficial and anonymous patron, and take her on under his wing when it was his turn in the rotation to supervise a squad of Genin. She seemed to have become somewhat distant after their encounter with Miyamoto however, the sight of him killing the other man apparently having caused her to distrust him for reasons known only to herself. This hurt him slightly seeing as he was supposed to be helping her along and she wanted nothing to do with him, most likely because she perceived him as some sort of monster... and maybe she was right? He seriously doubted that there was anything that he could do to make her understand however, and so let the matter lie. Hoping that she would one day come to understand his decision enough to accept what had happened. Or at least get to know him well enough to realize that he wasn’t proud of what he’d done, being one who believed that all life was sacred, but had been forced to act due to the nature of the man he’d been dealing with. He really was a kind person at heart after all, but even kind people are forced to hurt others when they walk the path of the ninja.

Following Fei’s recovery he returned the commander’s seat to her, and upon her promotion to the role of Shuchō due to her father’s illness declined once again taking on that particular mantel. Saying that he’d learned that he was unsuited for such an important role due to his manner of behavior, the usual reckless attitude with which he approached things not being suited to one who held the lives of so many people under his sway. Instead he became one of Fei’s top go-to operatives, specializing in missions and troubleshooting operations that most other shinobi would consider too crazy to be feasible, and coming back with amazing results. He has continued working to further hone his skills and improve the state of things for his home and adopted clan, earning quite a reputation for himself thanks to his talents in his chosen fields, and bringing honor and prestige to his home while cementing a name for himself in the other nations’ Bingo Books. It is because of this that he was just recently promoted to the rank of elite Jōnin, his kenjutsu skills and Body Flicker prowess having reached peerless levels that can only be qualified as S-Ranked. He is seemingly oblivious to all of this however, taking everything in stride one day at a time, and enjoying what free time he can find to act his age.


Affiliation: Sanjuro Clan :: Kaze no Kuni
Rank: S-Rank :: Elite Jounin
Combat Style: Qin Li utilizes an aggressive self-developed combat form relying on a combination of body reading, power, strength, and speed. He always seems to be on the offensive, attacking with wide, fast, and powerful swings, constantly calling upon his chakra to aid in his movements and attacks. By allowing it to flow throughout his body, he can easily overcome his physical limitations and perform amazing feats of acrobatics, such as somersaults, backflips, and wielding his nodachi one handed effectively, not only for attack, but also to evade the slashes and strikes of his opponents. Utilizing this form requires him to incorporate all of the ninjutsu that involve surpassing normal physical ranges of motion, speed, and agility in order to be successful. Running, jumping, and spinning are all emphasized in learning the elaborate kinetics of the style. The Body Flicker Technique is an especially critical component as well, allowing him to move at high speeds and rain strong blows on his target. Appearing like a blur and attacking from all directions—from the front, the sides, overhead, or behind. Unfortunately this form does have its drawbacks, as it can greatly tax the body if the flow of chakra is not maintained properly and is not as effective for prolonged combat.


    Primary: Bukijutsu
    Secondary: Ninjutsu

Special Abilities:

Chakra Based:
A-Rank :: Sensory Skill
A-Rank :: Advanced Nature Kekkei Genkai Proficiency (Shakuton)
S-Rank :: Incredible Chakra Capacity
A-Rank :: Fūton Proficiency

Physical Based:
A-Rank :: Godly Speed
A-Rank :: Godly Endurance
A-Rank :: Godly Evasion
A-Rank :: Godly Immunity
A-Rank :: Quick Hand Seals

Chakra Nature:

    Fūton :: Wind Release
    Katon :: Fire Release

Advanced Chakra Nature:

    Shakuton :: Scorch Release

Chakra Reserve:
S-Rank Chakra

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Post by gundamoutlaw on Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:59 pm



1 x Summoning Seal Case (Nodachi - Shinoyuki)
2 x Summoning Seal Gloves (2 x Fuma Windmill Shuriken)
2 x Summoning Seal Belt Loops (Katana - Standard)
1 x Water Skin
12 x Star Shuriken
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6 x Kunai Dagger
4 x Smoke Bomb
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Yureha :: Flickering Sword


Fuuton Kage Bunshin no Jutsu :: Wind Element Shadow Clone Technique.
Kaze no Yaiba :: Blade of Wind
Utsusemi :: Cicada
Uranai Hikari no Jutsu :: Divination Beam Technique
Yōkai-Ken :: Phantom Sword
Purominensu :: Prominece
Jaō Ensatsu Kokuryūha :: Dragon of the Eternal Flame


Seirei Doki :: Synchronized Soul
Kekkai Hōjin :: Barrier Dome Method Formation
Kuchiyose: Raikō Kenka :: Summoning: Lightning Blade Creation
Hien :: Flying Swallow
Mōko :: Fierce Tiger
Tōboe-Ken :: Howling Sword
Daikamaitachi no Jutsu :: Great Sickle Weasel Technique
Tatsumakidageki :: Twister Shot
Enseiken Kamaitachi :: Yangqing Fist Cuttings Wind
Gōryūka no Jutsu :: Great Dragon Fire Technique
Karyū Endan :: Fire Dragon Flame Bullet
Akagami Kami Shīrudo :: Crimson Hair Shield


Bunretsu Kōgeki :: Cleaving Strike
Konran-Ken :: Chaotic Sword
Daitoppa :: Great Breakthrough
Reppūshō :: Gale Wind Palm
Shinkūha :: Vacuum Wave
Tama-Kurukuru Makaze :: Spiraling Wind Ball
Akagami :: Crimson Hair


Shunshin no Jutsu :: Body Flicker Technique
Nyuukon Ikioidzuku no Eiki :: Inner Life Strength
Kanashibari no Jutsu :: Temporary Paralysis Technique
Kaiten Shuriken :: Rotating Shuriken
Fūsajin no Jutsu :: Dust Wind Technique
Nagaredasu :: Stream
Tokuura :: Burning Palm


Kawarimi no Jutsu :: Body Replacement Technique
Kakuremino no Jutsu :: Cloak of Invisibility Technique
Bunshin no Jutsu :: Clone Technique
Nawanuke no Jutsu :: Rope Escape Technique
Henge no Jutsu :: Transformation Technique
Kai :: Release Technique



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