Kiyoshi Salinas - Vyusher R'asa

Basic Information

Birth Name (Name Guidelines): Kiyoshi Amaro Seizawa (now Salinas)
Aliases: Kiyo, Yoshi.
Place of Birth: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil
Age: (real and apparent) (see the age breakdown for vampires here, see the real/apparent age calculator for werewolves here) real: 40, apparent: 25. Gifted at 10.
Male/Female: Male
Current Occupation: Bartender, Competitive Flairtender, Poi dancer
Past Occupation: (If different from above) Bodyguard, entertainer, tumbler/juggler.


Hair Color: auburn brown with dark red and gold highlights.
Length and Style: gentle curls, worn long down to his waist. Often braided or pulled away from his face in a messy ponytail/bun. Facial hair not always present but when it is it is always very neatly trimmed, subtle but present.
Eye Color: hazel (green/brown mixed), oriental shaped eyes.
Skin Color: medium golden brown
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 160 lbs
Nationality: Mestizo(Portuguese/Native South American)/Japanese
Race: (I.E. Vampire, Werewolf, human etc.)
Body Type: lean muscle, whipcord, angular.
Wolf Form (Werewolf - please read first): brilliant reddish brown with white points.

Description (if an NPC) or name of your creator/gifter(if a PC) ( Please be as specific as possible, who your creator/gifter was, why he chose to change you, where is he/she now?):

Luis Salinas, then 10 years old like Kiyoshi (please see personal history). Luis lives in Brazil.

Personal Questions

1. Describe your character's personality: Kiyo can be charming and sociable but level-tempered, calm, and discerning. He has learned to be quiet and open in his years as a bartender, and is considered an attentive listener and thoughtful conversationalist. He treats everyone as if they were the most important person to him and tries to regard them respectfully. He is more likely to be quiet than talkative and often enjoys hearing conversations over participating. He is often secretive, especially in personal matters.

2. Describe how your character would appear to a stranger (I.E. typical dress, way they carry themselves etc.).
Kiyo dresses comfortably, usually in banyan pants or kilts, sometimes in jeans, often abre-chested when the weather is good but sometimes in shirts of different styles for various occasions. He does own slacks and jeans but only wears them when he thinks he might need to. Likes natural tones, browns, reds, earthy tones. Sometimes green or blue. Usually somewhat understated, rarely vibrant or gaudy unless performing. He carries himself very gracefully, and even to the untrained eye is obviously used to doing some sort of physical activity. To most observers Kiyoshi is physically attractive in an exotic way. His mixed breeding has created a dramatic combination of features, embellished by his hair and graceful carriage.

3.What does your character like? The outdoors, sounds of nature, complex sensations (smells, sounds, sights, etc). Loves 3D movies, stereograms, MC Escher. Enjoys watching sports but not always playing. Likes to fly. Dances well, enjoys it. Loves anything with hidden surprises; furniture with hidden compartments, things like that. Loves candles, flickering flames, relaxes by spinning fire poi.

4. Dislike? Bullying. People who pry. Gifting ceremonies. Close family gatherings, outward displays of affection. Being in the spotlight, although he can and will perform when asked or when needed and uses those skills to make a living. The full moon. Cooked food, bread in particular (yeast should be drunk, not eaten).

5. (For humans) Describe what abilities you see your character having if they were turned.
6. What are your fears? (please choose and explain 3 minimum)

Fears public scrutiny - because of his first traumatic Change Kiyo is very afraid of being caught in his Change by anyone, including his Packmates. He will seek remote areas and privacy and get very uncomfortable when he feels he isn't as alone as he'd like.

Fears Gifting - Because of his own experiences Kiyo understands this process as terrifying and mysterious. He has no desire to see it happen and does not attend the oesdyfodol when Packmembers are Gifted. He often runs alone to the criticism of his fellow R'asa, although he does join in the Lloer Vesha often enough to avoid being labeled as too unusual.

Fears never fitting in/rejection - Kiyo has lived as part of two families and was exiled from one and never felt at home in the other, in spite of how kind his foster parents were. He has never really found any place that feels like home to him and is afraid that, at this point in his life, he never will. He would like to be a part of his Pack and have a family, but he's afraid of being rejected or unaccepted.

7. What are your character's strengths and weaknesses? (please pick 3 minimum of each and explain in detail how and why this affects your character)


Protective - Kiyo knows how to make a thing stay hidden and when entrusted to keep someone or something safe, will devote himself to that task religiously. Normally not much of an aggressor, Kiyo will fight tooth and nail, and fight well, to protect what he's supposed to. Even if that means being proactive about it.

Unobtrusive - Kiyo has made an art of being unremarkable. He can easily fade into a crowd or a dimly lit room and knows how to blend by moving like everyone else. He can accomplish a lot and learn a lot just by being as normal as possible.

Performance - In spite of hating to do so, Kiyo is an exceptionally gifted performer. Whether juggling, dancing, flairtending, or whatever the talent to be showcased, when Kiyo performs he generally manages to captivate his audience through grace, poise, and balance. His movements are always flowing in stark contrast to his somewhat angular body. It is the only time he seems to look at peace with himself and his surroundings, when he does this.


Private - Kiyo has learned to hide everything important to him. He grew very used to having to hide his toys, his books, anything of import, lest Luis steal it. That trait has lasted with him and to this day he will carefully hide important items. All things being equal, Kiyo fears the people he cares for will be taken away too. He does his best to keep his personal life as private as possible.

Anti-social - Among his own kind Kiyo can be somewhat anti-social. He is aware of the distinction of being Nothos and that along with his own fear of not fitting in keeps him on the outskirts. He will converse amiably if approached but Kiyo rarely does the approaching.

Denial - Kiyoshi hates his Change and continues to fear his wolf's body. If there were an available cure for being a werewolf, Kiyo would take it in a heartbeat. He reads many medical journals and is interested in revolutionary cures; if humans can cure AIDs, maybe they can cure GMV. He doesn't obsess over it and does his best to hide this interest of his, knowing it would be completely misunderstood among many of his kind.

Vampire -

Abilities (Listed here)

Flaws (Listed here)

Werewolf -

Abilities - Listed here (Include Tier Points) -

Guardian (5)
Screech Howl (5)

Flaws - Listed here(Include Tier Points) -

Believer (5)
Broken Compass (2)
Fire Bug (2)
Savage Palate (10)

Hobbies & Skills (for more information, read here)
Brews his own ale
Hiding things
Belly Dancing
Speaks Portuguese, Spanish, English, Japanese, and a variety of South American dialects, a smattering of European languages picked up during his travels.
Fire eating
Flair Bartending
Drawing/sketching, mostly landscapes, animals, and plants, but can create a realistic portrait.
Camping, general outdoor skills.
Firestarting (obviously)
Makes candles

Cosmetic Traits(Distinct, character defining physical attributes. These should be minor and offer no real power other than to make your character appear more interesting.) He is missing the tip of the pinky of his left hand, the result of a childhood accident. It's not very noticeable. He has a scar above and at the corner of his left eye, into the edge of his brow, the Gifting scar Luis gave him at 10.

Quirks and Habits worthy of mention - Kiyo became so used to having his favorite things stolen that he began to hide them so Luis couldn't take them from him. He does the same thing still. Anything of great importance to him is painstakingly hidden away in an undisclosed location.

Personal History 3rd person (1st is acceptable) but please be as detailed as possible, this can/will affect your rp with other players.

Kiyoshi was born the sixth son of a wealthy Japanese businessman named Isuzo Seigawa who married a Mestizo woman, Iree, and remained with her in Brazil. They had four more sons after him and two daughters. A quiet child to begin with, Kiyoshi often got lost in a sea of siblings, not really very outspoken himself. Childhood was uneventful until he was about ten years old, playing on the neighborhood playground with some of his brothers.

The neighborhood kids started a game of football (soccer) and Kiyo joined in. Some of the children playing with them were new. When Kiyo, usually the goalie, went to take his place, one of the new little boys pushed him out of it, stating that he would be the goalie. Not normally one to argue, Kiyo made a token protestation in the form of a single word, "But...," and the new boy jumped on him, pummeling him savagely and screaming at him. As both Kiyo's siblings and the boy's parents ran to break it up, the little boy bit Kiyo on the face. His parents hauled him off of Kiyo, full of apologies, but none of them knew the damage had been done.

Kiyo was treated at a local clinic, the small wound on his brow stitched up, sent home with antibiotics. He had a fever for a day or two that cleared up with the medications, and no one though anything of it until the full moon.

Kiyo's first Change was traumatic, happening completely out of the blue in the middle of a family outing. They had been to the zoo and were about to watch a play at a local amphitheater when Kiyo experienced the first excruciating pains of his Change. In the midst of a crowd of family and strangers alike he began to contort and twist. Someone yelled that he was having a seizure. Someone else thought he was having a tempter tantrum. Regardless, his mother scooped him up and ran with him, the rest of the family following. Finally Kiyo's struggles became so great that Iree was forced to let him go, appalled at what she saw as Kiyo ran away terrified.

Kiyo Changed back the next morning lost in the middle of Manaus. He found his way home but upon seeing him on the doorstep of their large home, his mother screamed something about a little monster and ran down the hallway; his father regarded him coolly and informed him that he had come to the wrong house. Kiyo was turned back out into the street, disowned and unprepared.

Fortunately Luis' parents, Ramona and Estefan, had followed Kiyo since their son had bitten him, waiting to see if when the full moon rose Kiyo would become one of them. They took the little boy in, saddened with guilt at what their poor judgment had allowed to happen, and raised him beside Luis as his brother.

Kiyo's next eight years were fraught with sibling rivalry as his domineering foster brother always sought to master Kiyo in every way possible. First it was toys. Then it was girls. Then it was other boys. It didn't matter what Kiyo had; Luis had to take it to prove he was better than Kiyo. Their parents often sided with Kiyo which didn't help. it only made matters worse as Luis became more and more jealous of him.

When Kiyoshi was 18 he left home. His parents were sorry to see him go and offered him all of their support, which he didn't take. He just wanted to go his own way by then and be free of the oppression of his 'brother' and the constant stress of wondering if Ramona and Estefan really loved him, or if they simply felt duty-bound to raise him. In their defense Kiyoshi would always claim they never gave him any indication that they loved him less than Luis or out of duty. It was Kiyo's own insecurities that led him down that road.

From then on Kiyo did nothing important for many years. He never attended college. He read a lot of books but that didn't land him a job. He worked random odd jobs for three years and then when he turned 21 landed a job tending bar at a club in Sao Paulo. This profession lasted him for many years. He grew good at it and at his boss's urging began to compete in flair bartending tournaments, many of which he won.

Kiyo developed many odd jobs and skills from then on, making a living as a performer even though he abhorred the spotlight. It was a living. He has discovered he can perform readily if he has a costume on, even if that 'costume' consists simply of an apron worn over his normal clothes. He learned to juggle, to breathe fire, and, for himself, the art of belly dancing. This, he didn't do in public. It was just for him. Further variety show acts joined his repertoire such as acrobatics, gymnastics, and tumbling as well as diabolo and poi. Physical activities appealed to him and hisn atural grace and balance helped him excel.

Over the years Kiyoshi has traveled widely, never feeling completely comfortable in one place. He wants to fit in but his own fears make that difficult. He has finally come to Nachton, a logical city to visit given the presence of the R'asa here, and with a word from some friends who thought they might know of a place where he could get a job.

OOC Checklist

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