Looks remarkably like: Ji-Hoon Jung
WHO ARE YOU?
Name: Ren Iwatsuki
Nickname: None, because really if Ren is too difficult to remember he really doesn’t want to know you.
Age: 43, but looks about a decade or so younger
Sexual Preference: Pansexual (he is attracted to the person not the sex of the person so orientation is not really something he thinks about.)
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Hobbies:Dancing, Parkour, Beat Boxing, Martial Arts.
Talents: Decent Cook, Mimicry, Exceptional Balance, Decent singing voice, Dancing is his main talent especially breakdancing.
Languages: Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and English
Notable Education:Finished High School, Is a certified Hip-hop and Breakdance teacher
Occupation:Part Owner of The Greater Boston Parkour Center.
WHAT DO YOU LOOK LIKE?
Height: 6’ 1”
WHAT MAKES YOU TICK?
Likes: List at least six
- Good food
- Being outside
- Watching the clouds or the stars depending on the time of day
- Dancing all kinds specifically Breakdancing and Hip-hop
- Beer, except for Belgian Lambic
- Stupid people
- High Maintenance people
- Tight clothing that constricts movement
- Knowledge of Kendo and Capoeira
- Extremely physically active
- Loyalty, once given his is absolute and he will give everything he has and is to protect them.
- Eidetic memory (Perfect recall on sounds)
- High intelligence
- Hates to fight
- He cannot stand to see a woman or child cry
- Lazy and occasionally self-indulgent
- Unmotivated to succeed
- Injustice: he cannot stand to see it and will go out of his way to correct it if he can
- Unable to sit still for long
- Never finding a place to really belong
- Losing his mind
- Being confined
- The loss of the ability to move
- Drowning: he doesn’t have a problem with being in the water but underground tunnels going through water make him nearly hyperventilate.
He prefers being outdoors more than anything else, whether it is in the center of the city or in the wilderness it makes no difference. It’s the feeling of not being confined that he desires. He has always been his father’s nightmare, extremely intelligent but completely unmotivated. That isn’t to say that he doesn’t take anything seriously. He gives new meaning to the word stubborn. Once he has set his mind to something there is virtually nothing that will make him stop until it is accomplished often getting things done when no one else thought it possible. However, getting him engaged in a project outside the things he is interested in is nearly as impossible as getting him to stop one he likes.
WHAT ARE YOU?
Aversion to Silver
Moon Madness- (Starting) during the full moon the shifter is not completely in control. Most omegas require an alpha to be with them to help cope with their beast. Once he becomes a beta he has learned to control his beast.
Neutral- (20 Points) [+1 Power] Werefoxes with this power are generally accepted by all Lycan groups giving them an edge in negotiations.
Smell Power-(30 Points) [+2 Power] As it is imperative for shifters to recognize the power level and rank of another member of their group for social hierarchy's sake, a shifter can already sense the power level of another shifter. However, they do not have the natural ability to sense the power level of other creatures. This ability allows a shifter to detect the power level of a vampire, and whether or not a human has magical qualities. Finally, it also allows for the detection of magic use. All of this is limited by greater shielding capabilities.
Soothing Voice- (30 Points) [+2 Power] The Fox can fill their voice with power soothing anger, fear or hostility in any subject no matter their strength, although the stronger the target is the less effective the power will be.
Telepathy- (20 Points) [+1 Power] The shifter is able to speak mentally with other preternatural creatures.
Appealing- (30 points) [+2 Power] there is something about you, you stick in people's minds and people just can't help but trust you at least until you give them reason not to. Those with higher power can see through this illusion.
Hide Power- (20 points) [+1 Power] the shifter is able to blend in and appear human or of lower power by altering his aura.
Fast Shift-(Rare)(80 Points)[+5 Power]his transformation takes mere moments rather than minutes or hours. Remember, a quicker shift will be more painful.
WHERE DO YOU COME FROM?
Family: Rin Iwatsuki nee Kaneda (Mother: Deceased), Ryûjûrô Iwatsuki (Father), Lygia Magdalena Iwatsuki de Ataide (Sister - 25), Cristiana Nathalia Iwatsuki de Ataide (Sister - 21) , Shinjiro Cristiano Melos Iwatsuki (Brother - 21), Kenichiro Iwatsuki (Grandfather), Yasue Iwatsuki (Deceased Former Drott of the Sao Paulo Skulk and Ren’s grandmother), Elisabete Iria Melos de Ataide (Step-Mother and Drott of the Sao Paulo Skulk)
Other important people: Christopher "Topher" Barrett – Business partner
History: São Paulo, Brazil has one of the largest skulks in the world, due in part to the prolific nature of Ren’s family. Ren’s father is the youngest of ten children all of them pureblood foxes. Ryûjûrô fell in love with a human woman while he was attending college and begged to be allowed to marry her. His mother, the head of the family refused to entertain the idea of the match between her son and a human girl. She may have been Japanese but that was not enough.
Ryu was in a quandary, his family would not accept Rin unless she was a fox, and he could not even tell her what he was without the clan’s permission as he would be putting them all at risk. He knew he had to make a choice but then they found out that she was pregnant and he was quite unsure of what he should do. He was quite positive that his mother would just disown him if she didn’t outright kill him. It wasn’t as though she didn’t have spares. So in what was probably the only spurt of rebellion Ryûjûrô ever entertained he eloped with Rin to Rio de Janeiro. His entire family was stunned. No one could believe that he had turned his back on his entire heritage for a human. His mother sent one and only one message, “Don’t come back until you have come to your senses, until then you are not my son… you are just some rogue I do not know.”
Ren was born six months later, however moments after his first breath Rin breathed her last. Devastated with his loss and completely unsure what to do with an infant alone Ryu returned home to the skulk and begged his mother for her forgiveness and refuge for his child. Unable to look at his son without thinking of his loss he dropped Ren off with the skulk and then went to look for work that would keep him busy so he didn’t have to think about anything for a long while. Thus Ren lived with his grandparents and saw his father only rarely for the first part of his life.
Ren’s grandparents had raised ten children, and had many grandchildren but they were completely at a loss with what to do with him. He started walking at 6 months old. He climbed his first fence, six feet of chain link… up, over and down, at the age of 1. If you put him down for a second and turned away he was up a tree, or running down the road or hanging off the deck twelve feet from the ground. He was constantly escaping and they would find him in the damnedest of places. He rarely spoke but would constantly mimic the sounds around him. For a while they thought he might be a little off… but testing proved that wrong quickly.
As he grew older his family tried to give him constructive outlets for his boundless energy. They started him in Kendo early on as most of the members of the family practiced the art, but while he was eager to learn the sword work he didn’t have any interest in sparing with others. They tried another martial art this time Capoeira but it was the same thing. His grades and attitudes about school didn’t help either. His test scores all said that he was highly intelligent, but he put in absolutely no effort at all. He did just enough work to not fail, which basically involved acing tests and occasionally showing up, and not a thing more.
When he was thirteen his father came back home to stay and brought with him a woman who he revealed was his true mate. Elisabete was a pureblood fox and was in Ren’s opinion the most beautiful woman he’d ever seen in his short life and he followed her around like a puppy dog following its master. Elisabete and Ryûjûrô were married shortly afterward and Ren’s home life changed dramatically. Not in a bad way, if anything it became more stable, as his grandparents were very old, and his grandmother’s health was not the best.
Puberty is hard on any child, but for Ren it was worse he began to show signs of his first shift several months before his fourteenth birthday. Normally a fairly even tempered person he began to snap everyone. His anger and rage seemed to be mounting. His first shift was frightening not that he remembers much more than anger, pain and then darkness. When he woke up the next morning his blood ran cold. For the first time in his life he was having a difficult time dealing with something. His beast scared him and his fear fed into it in a vicious circle. It was the very fact of losing himself completely within the mind of something else that he had no control over that made it difficult to find any control at all. Elisabete worked with him tirelessly to soothe his inner companion and to learn not to fight against his beast. It took just over half a year for him to become safe to be around other people, according to the school he suddenly came down with a case of Mono and was homebound for nearly six months and due to the fact that he couldn’t skip classes, and they sent all of his work to his home it was probably his best year scholastically since elementary school. Shortly after Ren’s first change she passed the mantle of the Drott on to Elisabete who was the only woman in the family with half a spine, according to Yasue, as all her other sons had married meek little vixens.
Soon after her ascension Elisabete gave birth to her first child Lygia. Ren at 15 just thought the baby was loud and annoying. But as she grew up he came to be very protective of her and of the twins that followed several years later. When he entered secondary school that was when he found his true passion, when he hooked up with a bunch of hoodlums who would cut class and dance in the school courtyard. Dancing was the physical thing that he had been looking for that did require conflict. Sure every Dance crew battles, but they were never for anything more than respect and pride. When he graduated he decided not to do college like his family suggested and threw himself into studying dance and Parkour while staying at home and spending more time with his new siblings.
Within two years he was teaching hip-hop and breaking classes and choreographing routines for his and other crews around Brazil. Life was pretty chill, his family, the skulk, his work and his crew and that was all he really wanted out of life. In 2011 his crew competed in the World Hip Hop Competition and he was offered a job with Hip-Hop International helping to organize and run the dance workshops in the South American Contests. He worked for them for two years before he met up with Topher. Christopher is a hip hop dancer and Parkour instructor and the two hit it off immediately. After just a couple of days of talking, one of which was quite the shock when Chris came out and asked Ren what flavor of Lycan he was. Chris came from a family where gifts ran heavily and one of his was the ability to tell a preternatural when he came across one. As the South American tour of HHI came to an end Chris offered Ren a job. He was opening a Parkour training gym in Boston where he was from and wanted Ren be his partner. Ren jumped at the chance. It's a bit unnerving though... Just the fact that for the first time in his life he would be living completely alone without any support, not the most manly thing to admit when you are pushing forty-one to be sure, but true.
What should we call you? Æsa
How long have you been role playing? Since the earth cooled
How did you find us?I've been living here since October.
Random fun fact about you?I adore 10th century Japanese poetry.