۞ Rufus Kiyoshi | きよし v2.0
The Bard of the Red Moon | Shakespeare
Rufus is a slim young man of average height with very long,
straight blond hair, reaching down below his back, which is gathered near the end and tied in a small ponytail by a large, dark band. Framing his face are two bangs, which reach down to his shoulders and then flow backwards with the rest of his hair. Rufus possesses deep, slanted black eyes, delicate facial features and a mildly prominent nose. Most of his upper face, aside from his eyes and forehead, is hidden by a crimson mask with golden edges, similar to those found in traditional Italian Commedia dell'arte and Carnival, circling both of his eyes and covering the upper part of his nose, which adds to his theatrical appearance.Rufus is often shown retaining a laid-back stance, resting either one or both of his arms behind his back.
Rufus' outfit matches his flamboyant personality and demeanor: he's shown wearing a very long, crimson vest with golden edges, reaching down to his knees and closed few inches above his waist on the front, something which leaves his legs free, over a cream-colored shirt, with a prominent collar, whose corners are held in place by buttons, and mildly loose sleeves, ending in cuffs decorated by intricate motifs. Standing out on Rufus' chest is an extremely large, flimsy cravat tie, matching his shirt in color, which consists of three layers of cloth, each growing larger than the one above it, and is secured to his neck by its thinner part, passing below his shirt's collar. Covering his legs are a pair of mildly baggy, light-colored pleated pants, tucked inside light boots with large cuffs. Rufus' attire is completed by a large crimson hat, with a prominent brim curving upwards on the sides and golden edges, matching his vest and mask, which on its upper left side bears an extremely long, massive and spiky pink plumage, falling down from the rear part of the hat and almost reaching down below Rufus' back
Rufus seems to be very theatrical, being almost always shown retaining a flamboyant demeanor, assuming dramatic poses and sometimes going on to make poetic statements in reference to things happening around him. Even though he has this laid back metro demeanor Rufus is quite sly and cunning. When walking and even in battle is eyes are normally shield by his large cover and he has both of his hands locked behind his back. He keeps this appearance and though not entirely threatening can be quite unsettling to others.
Village of Birth: Uzushiogakure
Village of Affiliation: Iwagakure | Konohagakure
- Water Release
- Water 水
- Earth 土
- Wind 風
- Fire 火
- Lightning 電
- Arid 乾
- Francium シ
- Ninjutsu 忍
- Taijutsu 体
- Kenjutsu 剣
- Genjutsu (B-ranks) 幻
- Coyote Summons creator
- Sea Snail Summons creator
۞ Early Beginning ۞
Rufus was born near Uzushiogakure. His family were not shinobi by any means however. His Mother was a seamstress while his dad ran a pork bun stand in the middle square. Rufus had an older brother who had inspirations of becoming more then a pork bun cooks son. Rufus was about 4 when his older brother left in pursue of better things.
Not soon after Rufus was kidnapped on a late night during the winder months. Rufus was 5 and on the anniversary of his brothers departure he finally laid eyes upon his brother once more...but not at his home but in Iwagakure.
۞ Dirt, Blood & Rocks ۞
When Rufus was of age he was enrolled in the Iwagakure ninja academy. It was the first time he ever he met the Kage of the village. His brother often explained how strong older shinobi were and that their powers were great and how they could overturn mountains. Rufus thought to himself that being so strong could be the only way he may be able to fix the troubles of the world..being able to fixed the crumbled mountains and fill the dried oceans.
"Welcome new youngsters, I'm the Kage, Oonoki"
This was the first time he ever heard his voice and put a face to this great shinobi. Oonoki talked for about 20 minutes and something he said resonated in Rufus, a song that lives in all of us was soon to find its way out of his heart and spill an fill the ears of the world.
About 3 years later, Rufus finished his studies and became a Chuunin. The Kage gave his team their first A-Rank mission. Rufus had a team that consisted of a lava user, a genjutsu user, and a jonin that was apart of the blast corps.
۞ Circus ۞
Their mission was simple in most aspects, they were to escort a high ranking individual of the local government to Kirigakure for reasons unknown.
In the middle of the night was awoken by the sound of three kunai hitting the ground next to his teammate. As quickly he noticed is as quickly it exploded killing the lava user of the group. The jonin commanded a protective evasion in the forest. Rufus took the escorted in the brush while the jonin and other teammate preformed techniques to stop the invaders. Rufus looked behind him and saw the back of his team when out in front of them an unknown force dragged them towards the shadows while he also saw missiles fly forward and cause a huge explosion. His eyes grew wide and when he finally looked forward he was knocked out.
Rufus got up hours later, no sign of anyone he was traveling with. His clothes torn up, the land scorched around him. He lost everything he trained so hard for...he failed. Rufus couldn't go back to Iwagakure with this failure of his. He traveled to a nearby village where it seems a circus was in town, while in the circus he sees a outfit for those who hide their looks...a circa masked in which he can start a new life..he stole them.
۞ Kiyoshi - To be continued..۞
Rufus is well versed and adept to the style of Water. After years of training under unknown means Rufus is shown to be able to use most Suiton techniques with as low as 1 handseal.
Rufus has also been shown to use Doton style techniques in a masterful quality. He often uses Doton and Suiton techniques in conjunction to create a more powerful and unstoppable force.
Rufus is very quick on his feet. Since he has an artisan sense of perception. His reaction time to attacks is greatly enhanced to those of an average shinobi. His speed on the battlefield is also known to many.
The secret to the Kiyoshi Clan’s abilities lies in utilizing chakra at its purest and most natural (and semi-tangible) form. This ranges from shooting pulses of energy to using chakra to expand the range of weapons to surging one’s chakra into another’s body through contact. Members of the Kiyoshi Clan focus much of their effort in acquiring the ability to focus in on and sense Energy so that they can gather the Energy from the environment and utilize it. As such, the members that are more adept at feeling Energy can locate the specific Energy sources of living entities (trees, animals, and most human beings) and non-living objects alike since all things of the world, in Kiyoshi Philosophy, give off some sort of energy of their own, be it spiritual, physical, or natural (physical energy is extremely difficult to sense because of its lack of metaphysical properties). The Kiyoshi Clan’s fighting style is a mix of Tai Chi (to control calm movement of energy, best utilized by Kiyoshi Masters), Hung Ga (to control stable and powerful movement of energy), and Northern Shaolin Kung Fu (for close combat). The Kiyoshi Clan’s energy is based to be sent out in pulses. When in combat, they can utilize the energy, which causes their hands and/or feet to glow whatever color coincides with their personality and ability [green, blue, red, white, ect. (Distinct colors only occur in Kiyoshi Generals and higher)] and when they direct an attack, right before contact an invisible/visible “pulse” of chakra is sent out of their fists/feet to make an explosive effect when a clan member delivers a punch or kick that can send the opponent back many feet. Movement also plays a big role in the use of pure chakra/energy. The larger/bigger the motion during movement made to utilize energy, the more energy will be produced. Masters of the Kiyoshi art are signified by a significant glow in their eyes when utilizing the energy, and they can use it much more effectively than normal members. The ability is called Konki Myaku (Energy Pulse). (The reason why those with Kekei Genkai cannot utilize the ability is because their chakra is different from regular chakra and their bloodline effects their chakra in a way that it is configured to work a certain way, thus their chakra can never be “pure”. People with Tailed Beasts can learn to purify their chakra, but it would be nearly impossible due to their bijuu’s influence on their chakra.)
~Approved~ very nice bio, but btw the sensing ability of the Kiyoshi clan is something you get along the way and not just by default and I don't think your training has progressed far enough for you to have it.