Ryoku Himura is a dark red headed man with a 2 large scars on his face. He is about 6'4 and has a very lean muscular body build. When going to battle he sometimes wears a more versatile kimono made for fighting that has the sleeves cut off, with black & red striped Mongolian armor compacted tightly underneath. He has bandages on his left and right wrists with kanji seals upon them for summoning various weapons to his aid. He also wears black gloves on occasions to hide his Kekkai Genkai.
Ryoku is a cold hearted man, only caring about the well being of himself. Despite his selfish ways, he is a very wise man who knows when to stand up against wrong doings. He always gives his enemies a chance to run away before blood is spilled and innocent lives are taken.
Village Info. Village of Birth: Kirigakue Village of Alliance:Amegakure Iwagakure
: Fire |Mastered|
: Earth |Mastered|
: Water |Mastered|
: Wind |Mastered|
: Lightning |Mastered|
: Dark Release |Mastered|
: Ruby Release |Mastered|
Background Info. History:
Ryoku was born into a small peasant family in a small village within Kirigakure. His mother Otaru fell in love with a well known swordsman by the name of Ryu Himura. They married and grew crops that they sold within the market of Kiri. The wonderful household that he once knew would be torn away from him in one night which would seem like a never ending nightmare that would change him for the rest of his life.
Growing up in the aftermath of the 1st Great NB War, Ryoku was about 6 years old growing up in Kirigakure when he lost his parents due to the never ending cycle of cause and effects of what war brings to happy individuals. Kumogakure began an all out assault on the small village causing havoc and mayhem on their way to assassinate the Mizukage. Otaru took Ryoku and hid underneath a floorboard while his father waited for the attackers to eventually either burst through the door, or pass their home. In the most unfortunate events, several Kirigakure shinobi broke through the door in an attempt to kill them but were taken out with no less than 4 strokes of his blade by Ryu, but was overwhelmed by more then 12 shinobi and killed as he turned his back to return to his family. In a built up of rage Otaru took out more than half of the men outside of the house before she was undoubtedly killed. What was left of the Kirigakure ninja left the village and were never heard from again, but left Ryoku in a state of shock and dismay as he watched both of his parents die to protect him.
Several years later he was shunned by the local villagers as a devil child due to his wild and violent nature growing up as an orphan. While vandalizing a local market of their crops the now 12 year old Ryoku decided to steal from an outsider by the name of Scarface traveling through Kirigakure making observations of the Kaguya clan. He took the poor orphan in and decided to take him along with him in his quest for learning more ninjutsu. While on his journey with Scarface Ryoku took along his fathers dual kitana known as Rikudo and other ninja tools. Scarface asked him, What is it that you want to accomplish on your quest, boy?" Ryoku was unsure of how to respond but he answered anyways, "Id like to learn the elements and fight for whats right int his world." From that day on Ryoku lived everyday for himself, looking to stand up for righteousness. Scarface trained him in the general understanding of what elemental ninjutsu was as well as taught him a few lightning techniques that he could use to defend himself in the time being.
In about a years travel, they arrived in Iwagakure where there were many other fierce legends that made their names known across the ninja world for that they have done for their village such as Bishamon, Elias, Nero, and Toku. Behind the earthen walls of Iwagakure, he began his quest to become stronger and fight for his village, making his name known amongst the world of NB. On one sunny day in the village he came across a group of shinobi practicing in a field, their names were Loki., Faith, Leaf and Kasha. They were all practically of the same rank and felt as though they could do nothing to stop an invader from infiltrating the village to kill them. Through vigorous training of trail and error, the underdog shinobi became more skilled in the shinobi arts as well as confident in defending against attackers, if anything they were over confident in their abilities. In the absence of their Kage Bishamon, it was time for Kaze to step up to the plate and prepare the villagers in an event of another war but just like the previous Kage, he as well stepped down from the glorious title of Tsuchikage and a vote was cast that Toku have the honor of leading the village Hidden in the Stones. Under his command, as well as Scarface becoming the Daimyo news of war was upon the village and everyone became frantic as to what they could do to help defend, but all was lost as Scarface had to get the villagers back into shape. Scarface asked "What will you do against Eight Inner Gates users? They will open the 5th Gate and snap your little necks." Through those very few words, everyone understood that they would probably be of no use during the war.
On the brink of the Second NB War, Iwagakure held no chance against the main villages with the exception of Sunagakure being the weakest. Iwagakure found themselves allied with Kirigakure & Konohagakure, which didnt last long as the Bloody Queen of the Mist betrayed Iwagakure, she went by the name of Liliana. The chaos of the betrayal left everyone in total hysteria as Crutch Kaguya was the only one to stand up and preach that we needed to fight against this force. Crutch exclaimed "Are you going to let their death be in vain!? How can you stand here and act like nothing happened after they tried to kill us.The point is to grow some nuts. No wonder Kaze and Bisha left." but that did not last long as Scarface banished him from the village. As the war came to a close, it ended in an old fashioned mexican stand off that resulted in Faust betraying the village to join Akatsuki and plant spores within every member in the village that drained chakra as The Pervy Sage destroyed the abandoned village. Due to feeling so helpless in a desperate time of need to protect the village Ryoku left the village to wonder in a state of solitude to gain power from outside of the village walls, so he traveled for some time in the ruins of Amegakure, honing the rest of his skills in swordsmanship and shinobi skills. Unbeknownst to him, he was followed by the kage himself, Toku. He trained Ryoku for several years as his loyal pupil in the basics of what it was to be a lone wolf shinobi. They both trained in vigorous conditions where they both mastered earth element to the point where they were able to manipulate the second hardest stone on the planet, they gained Ruby release.
On the long journey back home Ryoku came back to the village as a full fledged shinobi, who had awakened an unknown Kekkai Genkai passed down from his father called Dark Release. The capabilities of his new techniques continue to expand making it seem as though his potential is unlimited.
During his vigorous training with Toku, and perfecting his dark release techniques he sometimes wears a warrior type kimono outfit with Red & Black full body Mongolian armor underneath the blue kimono and a titanium breast and back plate strapped to his upper body.
Standard Ninja Equipment:
Ryoku has an assortment of standard ninja weapons he is able to summon due to his training in Fuuinjutsu, he has seals on both of his arms and upon his kimono clothing.
Ryoku is skilled in using a standard Japanese war fan for wind techniques that has a steal handle attached that is featherweight.
He also carries a standard katana named Zolo along with Rikudo.