ardent

The shinobi koi



Hanako

Ashen Armada
Diplomat/Wraith

Intermediate Hunter (30)
Advanced Navigator (85)
age
2 Years
gender
Female
gems
240
size
Large
build
Medium
posts
262
player
Ali

Halloween 2020 - Haunted House1KBeevent
09-27-2020, 12:23 PM (This post was last modified: 10-11-2020, 07:53 PM by Hanako.)
"The proud do not endure. Even the greatest of us fall in the end."

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I couldn’t help myself and I yearn for more koi wolves onsite- played by other people than me- so here are some shinobi koi adopts. There’s a lot of lore I haven’t quite worked out yet but the general gist of it is that Nippon (Japan, or ardents version of it anyway) is in a bit of a mess right now since a few clans (most of them tbh) decided they hate each other and it’s time for war.  For the more nerdy of you it’s all roughly based on the Sengoku Jidai, if ya wanna look into it.

The Iga clan, are nothing like the other clans that rule over the land. Headed by the Hattori family,this clan takes in warriors from all walks of life and of all skill levels to train them into becoming shinobi. Or ninjas, if you wanna use the less fancy word. Ultimately they’re warriors for hire, loyal to the Iga clan first and their employers second. Their actions are a reflection of the clan and those that fail their missions are cast aside, forbidden to return.

And that’s where Hattori comes in. Technically he failed his mission and got yeeted out by his Father but being the stubborn git he was, Hattori didn't see it that way. Instead of backing down as he probably should have, he rallied his allies and followers in the clan and arranged a meeting between them, only to be ambushed on the way there. He was attacked and badly wounded, forced to retreat without knowing who, if any of his subordinates survived.

This is where you come in. Since this isn’t a family or a litter you really have free reign over what sort of character you wanna create. Personality, alignment,age, gender, their past and how they feel about the Iga clan and Hattori are all up to you! love interests? enemies? hello?Go wild and have fun! My only stipulations are that they’re part of the Iga clan, they were/ or are a follower of Hattori and they’re koi.

The usual boring stuff:
  • I expect a decent amount of activity but as long as you keep me in the loop I'm pretty understanding.
  • I'm also pretty laid back when it comes to names, only that they need to be suitable to the theme. There are plenty of resources online for Japanese first and last names.
  • Designs provided by me aren't for use outside of ardent and are only applicable to the character. If you lose/give up the character then the design goes with them or back to me. Whatever the situation calls for.
  • I'd rather you didn't bring in the character just to kill them off immediately . Though I'm not overly against these sorts of plots I want the characters to be given some time to stretch their legs (fins?) yanno?
  • If you need help with purchases let me know, I might be able to help out.
  • Just so I know you've read through it all the code word is fish.

Designs:Here's the designs I've got available so far. (more will be added as I get them, so keep an eye out)
Here's a good guide for ideas if you wanna go out and design one of your own.
If you aren't the artsy type then no worries! Feel free to link a ref of a koi and just describe it as best you can in your character description!
P.S Mutations are completely optional and won't impact whether your character gets chosen or not.

Application info:
Code:
<b>Name:</b>
<b>Sex:</b>
<b>Design:</b>
<b>Height/Build:</b>
<b>Appearance:</b> site min
<b>Personality:</b> site min
<b>Skills:</b>
<b>Plans:</b> long term goals or potential plots, doesn't have to be in depth.
<b>Code word:</b>

Since this isn’t a litter there’s no deadline for adoption or limit to how many will be picked. I'll let you know ASAP whether you're character is accepted or not! Whilst I’d love to rp with some more koi bois or gals there isn’t really any rush, especially since I don’t have many designs to offer right now. I’m just sorta testing the water to see if folks are interested. I'll be editing this thread frequently as the situation changes.


As always If you have any questions or thoughts hit me up on discord or post here!

EDIT 1: Hattori has joined (temporarily???) Ashen as per his agreement with Venom but your character doesn't have to join, Hattori will- at the very minimum- want to keep in touch with them but he won't force them to follow him around all the time. He might even have some tasks for them to do, if you so desire.



Magnus

Ashen Armada
Reaper

Master Fighter (240)
Novice Hunter (20)

age
6 Years
gender
Male
gems
331
size
Extra large
build
Heavy
posts
248
player
skelle

Halloween 2020 - Witches HutSilver Medal 20201K
09-27-2020, 07:10 PM (This post was last modified: 09-27-2020, 10:00 PM by Magnus.)
Kioshi (quiet) Tatsuo (dragon man)
male - 36" - average - healing/navigation
Code word: fish


Appearance:
Fairly average in size and stature, Kioshi isn't the strongest wolf around. In fact, very little muscle stretches across his frame and what he does have is really just all he needs to get by. He's not the big-boned warrior time, but he's also not the skinny, frail type either. He's just your average, run-of-the-mill wolf. Nothing special about him, really. His coloring is quite unique though, a mixture of black, white, and orange scattered around his body in an odd fashion. His head and throat are white save for a orange splotch in the center of his crown just above his bi-colored light blue and teal eyes. The white cascades down his nape all the way down his back to his short little bobbed tail and even lower down the backs of his hind legs to his paws. The backs of his forelimbs are also white, stretching from the elbow and reaching down until the paws there as well. The rest of him is primarily black, though it appears splotchy as if lighter grey or white hairs are peeking through. Where the white and black come together along his side, the same orange across his forehead divides the two in a jagged, also splotchy pattern.  

Personality:
Kioshi was never a good warrior. Sure, he had all the basic trainings and could keep himself alive, but it was never really his thing and it showed. Far more better at navigating, healing, and cooking that any of the others combined, Kioshi found his place elsewhere within the samurais but still of use to them in ways they couldn't imagine. He's only confident when he's cooking or brewing some tea or sake, and most know him as shy or reserved, unable to hold much of a conversation. Truth be told, Kioshi is quite the introvert and prefers to spend his time alone or with only a few close friends. Being in groups make him nervous and unfortunately, he's quite the klutz and easy to embarrass. While he may be easy to laugh at, it's hardly ever funny to him. He's a kind lad though, and wouldn't ever say something mean or rude even if it was to protect himself. Though he is known to be rather feisty when someone he cares for needs it, but it's a side rarely seen as he hardly lets anyone get that close to him.

Plans:
he has a big crush on hanako so he'll probs do embarrassing things while she is around, herbal tea/sake maker.


Magnus is considered a mature character and all of his threads may contain foul language regardless of tag!
It can be assumed that his hyena and wild dog companions are not with him unless mentioned, or unless
he is outside of Armada/Ashen territory where they will be around and watching even if not mentioned.
His ears have been poorly cropped (long) and may not appear in his art.
Deathbelle and any Fatalis may join any thread they see fit.



Eir

Loner

Expert Fighter (165)
Beginner Navigator (0)
age
2 Years
gender
Female
gems
0
size
Large
build
Heavy
posts
97
player
CloudyNight

Trick 2019
09-27-2020, 09:23 PM (This post was last modified: 09-29-2020, 11:32 AM by Eir.)
Name:Izanami "Shadow" Satsujin
Sex:Female
Design:

Height/Build: Medium/Light
Appearance: Izanami beside most of the koi and her clan lacks the vibrant colorings of what is common in their kind. Her coat is mostly black, it covers nearly 100% of her frame with a few exceptions in her muzzle, tail, and legs as they are covered in grey. In her forehead, she holds a diluted but visible russet dot that is the only proof of her being a koi, it isn’t too big but also not too small, just in the perfect size. Her eyes are silver, similar to melted moons that are accompanied by a blank expression. Her size isn’t great as she is medium in size and slender inbuilt, but this doesn’t mean anything to her. Instead of having the bulk to dominate others, she uses speed and agility to get her way, quick and with light paws, she was born to sneak and give fast but deadly blows.

Personality:
Izanami doesn’t find comfort in allowing others to create extremely close relationships with her, she doesn’t want to find herself too dependent on others. Her happiness if her alone, no one else has to get involved in what she feels or not. But she is aware that that’s nearly impossible, a wolf’s life is meant to be around others and it is inevitable to fall in those trivial affairs but at the best, she will keep them to a safe distance. Nothing more than friends or comrades, even with her own family she isn’t that loving or open, but it doesn’t mean she doesn’t care for them, she does but she prefers not to show it that openly.

She is always thinking and taking notes of her surroundings or over a matter, she wishes to solve. She takes her time to think about any solution or way to come out of a problem, but in battle, she will be quicker and use her clever thinking to try dominating her enemies as fast as she can. She will try to hit in where it hurts the most, disable her enemy either be physically or emotionally.

She sats out of any fantasy or daydreaming, she will face reality as it should be. No running away, facing it ready to take any consequences of her actions and learn from them to no committing the mistakes again. She will stand with every fall, with every defeat she will rise again and be sure she will work hard to make of that weakness a new strength.

She wants to complete her duties or any goal quick, she doesn’t like to waste her time or allow others to do so. She wants to be efficient and dot let others wait, this has turned her into someone who can lose her patience quite quick, she can get pissed if her plans aren’t performing as fast as she intended, and she doesn’t stand those who are slow, and even more if they are involved in something that matters to her as well.

She is loyal to those who had earned her respect and desire to be always for them. Her first loyalty will of course lay on her clan and those who share the blood in her veins. She will kill or go as far in order to defend or protect them and their ideals if those abide by her own. Treason won’t be tolerated, it could be enough of a reason for her to take paws in the matter, those who betray her or her family will be punished.

Hattori is someone who indeed earned her respect but again she only sees him as a acquaintance and thus even though she would give her life for him she doesn't feel forced to be with him all the time, she wanted to keep her space but will came to his aid if he is in danger.

Skills:Navigator and Intellectual
Plans: For now she will lurk on her own to have a better hold on the land, but once she is familiar with the new continent she will attempt to find the rest but not too become a dog that follows, she will stay because of her own forces.
Code word:Fish
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Azariah

The Hallows
Kin

Intermediate Healer (30)
Beginner Intellectual (10)
age
5 Years
gender
Female
gems
90
size
Medium
build
Medium
posts
60
player
Bird

Volcano
09-27-2020, 09:28 PM (This post was last modified: 10-01-2020, 09:56 PM by Azariah.)

Name: Kyou Ayame Mazoku
Sex: Female
Design: Kat 1  
Height/Build: 36in.
Appearance: Kyou is a fit, feminine, and flexible dame. She keeps herself well-groomed and well-oiled. Training almost constantly to keep herself in peak physical condition. Her base coat is a brilliant, snowy white, but that obviously isn't what stands out about her. The bright pink (#D41159) splotches of color easily draw the eye. Between her ears is a medicine cap of pink that ends in a small spot of deep grey (#222222) betwixt her brows, with a smudge of pink on either side of her nose. There are small fleck of the pinkish color on her front paws, large patches of it on her rear hocks, and her tail completely engulfed in the color. Irregular, random, tiny dark grey (#222222) dots and flecks are occasionally thrown all over. These are seen most prominently around eyes, which are faded sliver (#495568).
Personality: Chaotic good -
Kyou can be a sweetheart when she wants to be, though she usually holds herself aloof and nonchalant. Smiles come easily around those she is comfortable with, and she will go above and beyond for friends and family. Clever and quick-minded the shinobi woman is often three steps ahead of whoever she is going up against, and always manages to find a way out of hairy situations. Those she cares about may see her work for little to nothing, but she will inevitably want the favor repaid. Even so, she won't outright ask for repayment, rather she expects the other party to honor the deed she has done. The only one ever to be exempt from this is Hattori, but mainly because she has a huge crush on him. She follows her own personal code, though she does align most of it with Hattori's own code as she follows him. This will obviously develop more as I come to understand her.
Skills: Fighting (obviously) & Healing
Plans: I would be thrilled for her to be a love interest of Hattori, maybe one that has been there since the beginning. She's wily so surviving wouldn't have been an issue for her, but she would obviously be wounded in the ambush. Hoping to reunite with Hattori in any case, as her loyalty to him would not let her just believe he was dead or simply left them for dead. Obviously gotta work on skills, so lots of those threads. More as I get to know her and understand her better.
Code word: Fish

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Hattori

Ashen
Shinobi

Expert Fighter (150)
Advanced Hunter (70)
age
2 Years
gender
Male
gems
552
size
Dire wolf
build
Medium
posts
130
player
Ali

Critical Hit!
09-28-2020, 12:49 PM (This post was last modified: 09-28-2020, 12:49 PM by Hattori.)
Congrats Skelle and Bird!!! You're now part of the koi club!! Let me know if you need any help/info!

also ps: theres a minor update at the bottom of the info post!



Sedna

Ashen Armada
Warrior

Expert Fighter (120)
Advanced Healer (75)
age
2 Years
gender
Female
gems
271
size
Large
build
Heavy
posts
156
player
NachoMumma

Halloween 2020 - Witches HutBeevent1K
09-28-2020, 08:27 PM (This post was last modified: 10-04-2020, 11:04 PM by Sedna.)
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Name: Narukami Kyoichiro

Sex: Male

Height/Build: Large/Heavy (36”)

Appearance: Narukami’s white coat is accented with vibrant orange and deepest black, the patches are broken, one overlapping another, or flecked with the opposite through their bulk. His face is dark, only broken by orange accents beneath each eye, two orange eye dots and a third in the middle of his head. His large frame is well muscled, and he carries himself with a dangerous undercurrent masked with open cockiness. His eyes are honey gold, and often crinkled at the edges with a smile, or open laughter, as though someone has told a wonderful joke and he was the only one to hear it.

Personality:
Observant - Resourceful - Adaptable - Humorous - Lazy - Materialistic - Self-Indulging - Cunning


The man has two faces. At first glance, one might see an openly friendly wolf, slightly clumsy with his too large frame, often stomping from one place to the next. He is loud, with a ready laugh and most often has a smile on his face. His honey gold eyes radiate warmth, as if whoever they have fallen on is the only person in the world that matters to him. He can be generous, particularly if it will entice a companion to join him in drinking. But beneath it all is a selfish, dangerous undercurrent. The man is only out for his own personal gain, and not above manipulating others to do the heavy lifting for him, even if it costs him coin or a pretty trinket or two. A charmer, he can be dangerous when he needs to, both physically and emotionally. He is willing to use all the tools in his arsenal to meet his goals, or those laid out for him by the clan.  

Skills: Fighting/Intellect

Plans: While most shinobi’s first loyalty is to the clan, Narukami is more easily swayed by coin. He looks out for number one first, using his cover as a merchant to gather intel and keep an ear to the ground about potential upcoming work. His outwardly friendly and approachable persona is a ruse, after all, the carefully crafted loudmouth buffoon could never be suspected of the surgical precision he is capable of... if he wasn’t so lazy. Happy to take on the ‘easy jobs’, he has no qualms acting as a broker instead. After all, he knows a guy, or several.

Code word: Fish
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Sedna is a touchy-feely wolf, it is important to her that she smells like her pack mates and they smell like her. She is also big on non-verbal communication and may take unintended offence to less traditional means of communication.



Hattori

Ashen
Shinobi

Expert Fighter (150)
Advanced Hunter (70)
age
2 Years
gender
Male
gems
552
size
Dire wolf
build
Medium
posts
130
player
Ali

Critical Hit!
09-29-2020, 10:56 AM
Ayye grats nacho!!



Hattori

Ashen
Shinobi

Expert Fighter (150)
Advanced Hunter (70)
age
2 Years
gender
Male
gems
552
size
Dire wolf
build
Medium
posts
130
player
Ali

Critical Hit!
09-30-2020, 02:09 PM
Welcome to the koi club cloudy!!



Meadow

Loner
Seneschal

Beginner Hunter (0)
Expert Healer (200)
age
5 Years
gender
Female
gems
130
size
Small
build
Light
posts
207
player
Hermes

Critical Hit!Beevent1K
10-02-2020, 10:00 PM
This is a WIP

Name: Takeshi Kage

Sex: Male

Design:

Height/Build: Medium 30”/Medium

Appearance: site min

Personality: Takeshi is a know it all. No really, he knows all the stories ever told about the Iga clan. Since he was a pup, the stories were told and painstakingly memorized so that their history can be past down. Hours were spent, repeating and correcting them until he could recite each tale without a single mistake. This has lead Takeshi to believe everything he has heard about the clan and how superior they are to others. Because of this, Takeshi often thinks himself above others and often not deigning to do things he believes below him.

While he is a walking book of stories, Takeshi is also a warrior, a fighter, a shadow in the night. Taught the subtle arts of being a shinobi, he can be light on his paws and strike with deadly precision when needed. Deadly, exact, Takeshi prefers striking from the shadows instead of face to face. This can lead to what others might call, ‘fighting dirty’.....

Skills: Fighting/Intellect

Plans: I would love to get with everyone that has a koi wolf and make up some lore of them and their time in the Iga clan. Maybe he travels to spread the word of the Iga and their strength, letting the other packs know of the lore and traditions....

Code word: Fish

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Meadow has a Great Horned Owl companion named Rigel. He is always with her unless otherwise stated.
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