Brindol and Beyond
Yoshimitsu stands roughly 5’10. He is a strong man in his mid 20’s. His mostly noticeable feature is the powerful demonic arm that replaces his left. The tainted appendage ends in a strong fist and is a deep scarlet red.
Yoshimitsu was brought into the Takahashi Monastery at a young age as an orphan, after his family was attacked and killed by raiding Hill Giants. The monks of the sacred temple took him in and started his traning in the martial arts. He took quickly to the combat side, rising in the ranks faster than most peers his age. His mentors took note not to let him rise too fast because they sensed a dire anger with in him. Yoshimitsu was often reminded not to let the horrors of his past dictate how his new powers were growing. Unfortunately this side of him manifested more times than not despite the warnings of his teachers. When pitted against other young members of the monestary he was ruthless in his fighting. The Takahashi ideals of balance and tranqulitiy were seldom, if ever recognized in his fighting. Regardless, Yoshimitsu continued to train and dedicate himself to being the strongest at the Temple. No matter how many hours Yoshimitsu trained there was always one other who seemed to stay in constant stride with his abilities. Another student of the monastery was also learning quickly the ways of the martial arts. This young man’s name was Dragorn. Both had a fierce taste for competition and pushed each other to be better than the other. It was an instant rivalry. It was often debated through out the halls of the temple who would win in a fight; the calm disciplined fighter Dragorn, or the ruthless brawler Yoshimitsu. After weeks of discussion Yoshimitsu could not stand it anymore. This debate must be settled. He challanged Dragorn to a one on one contest of martial prowess. The winner would be the self-proclaimed strongest of the monestary. Although fighting for personal gain was not allowed with in the walls, the fight was done in secret. The two sides met in a clearing in the near by woods. They were accompanied by many of the temple’s spectators who had gathered and placed bets on who was stronger. The fight began and each were locked in deadly unarmed combat. Each went to their fullest potentials, landing blows reflecting the timeless training and dedication to the arts. Unfortunately for Yoshimitsu it seemed Dragorn had the upper hand in the fight. Dragorn had managed to pin Yoshimitsu in a deadly submission using superior grappling techniques. Dragorn asked if Yoshimitsu was done and to call the match, but Yoshimitsu denied and still struggled to continue the fight. Dragorn however, had locked in his submission and forced immense pressure on the right arm of Yoshimitsu. Dragorn could feel the bone shake as it was about to be crushed under the expert hold of Dragorn. Once again, Dragorn pleaded for Yoshimitsu to call the fight but Yoshimitsu said nothing. A fire began to swell up in Yoshimitsu. The shame of losing infront of his peers, the pain ripping through his arm that would take weeks to heal. Yoshimitsu would never allow it. He withdrew a concealed dagger with his left hand and swiped a slash on the left cheek of Dragorn. Dragorn immediately let go of Yoshimitsu as blood ran down his face and neck. The crowd was astonished at Yoshimitsu’s actions