Name Kai Sanjo
Position Permanent Guest
|Physical Description||He has vaguely oriental features and longish dark hair, falling to around his shoulders. Once upon a time, Kai wore the expensive finery of the wealthy, clothes perfectly tailored to fit him. Now skinnier than before and dressed in drab, ill fitting and overly mended clothes, the only thing that brings attention to his wealthier past is the posh accent and posture he can't seem to get rid of.|
|Skills & Abilities||- Kai can play the violin very well, to the extent where he only needs to hear a song once before he's able to play it himself. He doesn't use sheet music. He can also, and has before, composed tunes himself.
- He speaks two languages fluently, and a smattering of several others.
- He's apt at trade negotiation and persuasion
- He has the social graces and confidence to fit in with a wealthy, upper class crowd
|Equipment & Gadgets||His violin and accompanying bow, a leather journal he writes in with his native language|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||A quiet, curious man, Kai tends to keep to himself. He's a terrible liar and rambles when he's nervous. With the social graces of an upper-born family, he is courteous and polite to everyone he meets. Kai is a pragmatic man and doesn't trust easily. He's selfish in that he places his own needs over others, but his family's over his own.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Weaknesses: As a pacifist, Kai has no idea how to defend himself, and wouldn't even if he could. He grew up sheltered and isn't very streetwise; most of his education came from books and expensive tutors. He tends to over think things and finds it hard to make a choice quickly. Also, being unaccustomed to danger and violence, Kai has a tendency to panic in such situations.
Strengths: Kai is good at negotiation and persuading others to do what he wants. He's intelligent and booksmart. Kai's pragmatic when it comes to making descisions, and is always willing to at least consider the harder options.
|Hobbies & Interests||Music and reading, learning about other people, travel|
|Personal History||Kai was born to Sena and Rafe Sanjo, both of whom were ridiculously wealthy and not afraid to show it. He grew up in a home where everything, from the finest education to the most exquisite foods, were available at the snap of a fingers - and with the servants running their house, this was quite literal.
Like most wealthy families, the Sanjos had their share of scandal and enemies. When Kai was seventeen, his older brother made the mistake of getting with the oldest daughter - Mura - of one of their father's competitors. When the lady grew pregnant, she blamed Kai under the mistaken belief that the well-mannered younger son would be scolded less than his older and more rowdy brother would be.
Instead, Mura's father demanded that either Kai was disowned, or the scandal would become public knowledge. At the risk of losing his customers, Rafe sent his second son away, giving him enough money to get passage to another country and wishing him the best of luck. Rafe had made it clear that it would only been for a few years, and if he needed something he should send word.
For all his education and family wealth, Kai didn't last long in the real world. After only two months he'd run out of money and, while busking got him quite far, it wasn't far enough. He was eventually arrested for theft and was far enough away for his father's name to mean nothing to the police there. He was sent to prison.
Four years later and he, along with several other inmates, were transported via sky ship to a different prison. The ship was attacked by a pirate vessel, having come to rescue a different inmate who was a pirate. Kai and three others managed to get on the pirate ship during the confusion, and were dropped off at the next port.
Since then Kai's been moving ahead, trying to stay away from any sign of law enforcement while trying to find a way back home.
|Family||Sena Sanjo (mother)
Rafe Sanjo (father)
Jiro Sanjo (older brother)
Tami Sanjo (older sister)
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