Hwang Sung Kyung Age: 25 Born: Dec. 14 Height: 171 cm (5'7") Weight: 60 kg (132 lb) Blood Type: AB Family: Parents (deceased). Seung Han Myong (master) Weapon: Longsword "Blue Storm" Style: Seung's Long Blade Hwang Sung Kyung, was born in a poor, yet peaceful family. He grew up strong and healthy despite the warlike age. His childhood memories of his parents were of brave people with a strong sense of justice. However, their righteousness was their downfall. His parents' death was a painful experience to overcome. Now, he is a man. "I was protected by a lot of people. Now, it is time for me to protect others." He enrolled himself into a dojo to learn the long blade. He had an innate talent for it. He practiced as much as possible. It didn't take him too long to become the best student. At last, he could have a private lesson from the school's master, Seung Han Myong. Master Seung was happy to have such a talented young student. He had a child who was still small yet very talented. However, one thing worried him about his child. It was a she, instead of a he. Master Seung seemed to be seriously thinking of adopting Hwang as his son. Master Seung didn't get a chance to talk with Hwang about it. The world was plunged into a dreadful situation. Among the Asian countries, Japan first settled its civil war and started invading the main land. It is not too late! People rallied under the Sea Force admiral Le Shun Jin and prepared to defend their mother land against the coming invasion. They started building fortresses along the coast lines. A Coast Guard was formed and Hwang was first to volunteer. Those who were eager to devote their lives to the savior of their mother land, were fervently talking about the Legendary Patriot Sword, "SoulEdge," that they had heard of from the West. When the rumor spread to every part of the country, Hwang was ordered to search for "SoulEdge." "It is time for me to save others." The Pirate's Castle Noto Castle, belongs to Noto-Murakami and Setonai Pirates of the Mori Sea Force. The island itself is formed as a pirate castle and port. It is said that valuable weapons are gathered and are stored in this castle. As a member of the Coastal Defense Force, Hwang was ordered to investigate the pirates. He stowed away in a trading ship an d infiltrated the castle. But, when he was leaving, he was spotted by a samurai guard. "Name yourself" Yelled the samurai as he drew his sword. Hwang recognized the man and knew he must fight! Heishiro Mitsurugi Age: 22 Born: Jun. 8 Weapon: Korefuji Style: Mitsurugi The Lone Swordsman He is a well-known swordsman. And quite a challenge! Beat him quickly before you run out of time! Others are coming! Hwang defeated Mitsurugi with his quick sword attack and martial arts. He took Mitsurugi's "Nippon Blade" and escaped from the castle before other pursuers came. The Old Temple The Chii Mountain is located on the Southern edge of Korean Peninsula. At the bottom of the mountain, there is an historical temple. The temple was built in the 4th century, and the huge stage in front of it has been used for training by Seung Dojo students. Hwang, ordered to search for the SoulEdge, stopped by to visit his master Seung Han Myong before he left for the west. Han Myong said to Hwang, "I am going to give you the final lesson." Han Myong and Hwang stood on the stone stage of the temple, then calmly forced each other. Seung Han Myong Age: 46 Born: Mar. 31 Weapon: Mountain Breaker Style: Seung's long blade The Master is the expert of the long blade technique! Survive his attack within the time limit! Hwang skillfully defended himself against Han Myong's constant attacks. "Well done! I've taught you all I know. Hwang.... Take my sword and carry on the long blade technique." Hwang was given the Seito Sword "Mountain Breaker" from his master. He then left for the west. He didn't know that Han Myong's daughter, Mi Na, would leave her home to follow him a few days later. The Gorge San Kyo is the deep gulch located in the middle reaches of the great Chinese river, Yangtze. Hwang, on his trip in China, reached the great river. Hwang was drifting down the river when an arrow skimmed his cheek! "Ow! What the!?" Hwang looked behind and found a man standing on the edge of his raft. "That was just to weaken you. Now I'm going to finish you off!" Hwang's body numbed the arrow's poison. The man drew his weapon and attacked. Li Long Age: 24 Born: Oct. 23 Weapon: Snake Wind Style: Matchless Dragon Rage of the Executor He was an assassin sent by the Ming Dynasty. To find the killer of his lover Chie, he returned to China and is attacking every single swordsman who passes through the gulch. Before the poison spreads, use your throwing techniques to defeat him! After a heavy battle, Hwang defeated Li and took his Curved Sword "Thunderous Fire" which was made in the Toh period! Fortunately, the poison soon wore off. The Desert The desert area spreads throughout the middle of Asia. It is the most dangerous place for travellers who choose to travel across the continent. You may notice the remains of an ancient Chinese fortresses. It is truly a deadly road. Seung Mi Na Age: 16 Born: Dec. 3 Weapon: Halbard Style: Seung's long blade "Heart & Soul" Girl As the only daughter of Seung Han Myong, she was eager to find the Legendary Sword. She didn't listen to her father who tried to stop her and left to find SoulEdge. After months of following Hwang's trail, she finally caught up with him. Even though it has been a long time since they saw each other, Hwang didn't look happy to see her. "Listen to me! Go back to your father." "Never! I'll never go back without the Patriot Sword!" "Well, if you defeat me, you can go on!" Hwang said. "Prepare yourself!" She cried. Knock away your enemy's weapon! It was a rigorous battle of wills, but Hwang's technique overwhelmed Mi Na. The young girl reluctantly gave up on her dangerous journey and returned home. The Colosseum The secret arena has been rumored to have fighters gather from all over the world. It is said that the winner gets a valuable weapon. Hwang went to the Colosseum. In front of the Colosseum, there was a sign that said: ----------------------------- TODAY'S BATTLES SURVIVAL BATTLE DEFEAT FOUR FIGHTERS IN A ROW WINNER GETS AN EXPENSIVE WEAPON ----------------------------- Defeat four fighters in a row! 1st Match vs. Heishiro Mitsurugi 2nd Match vs. Taki 3rd Match vs. Li Long 4th Match vs. Rock The battles lasted for a long time but Hawng won all of the matches. Hwang was rewarded with the weapon "Falchion." Eurydice Shrine The Shrins is said to be build by the God Hephaestus. He was a blacksmith who forged weapons and armor, among many things Rumor says that a girl received an oracle and was given the sacred armor in this place. In the Shrins, Hwang heard a voice coming from the sky. "You, the warrior searching for the evil sword SoulEdge. Survive my test and prove your worth." A female fighter appeared in a flash of holy light. "She is the rumored one!" Hwang whispered. Sophitia Alezandra Age: 18 Born: Mar. 12 Weapon: Gaea Sword Style: Athena Emotional Goddess The girl who receiver an oracle from Hephaestus. She prevents disasters caused by those who are misled by the evil sword, and travels the world with the sword and shield forged by the God himself. Defeat all enemies with crushing mid-air combos! Hwang, defeated both Sophitia and his own illusion. He was given the sword "Sword Of Dawn" by the God. When Hwang held the sword in his hand, he felt a warm pulse and the will of Hephaestus urging him to "Destroy the evil Soul Edge." The Secret Treasury The secret treasury is on an unknown island. The millionaire Vercci hid his treasure here. There are 50 meter deep pits, water traps, and more to guard against theft. It is the perfect impregnable treasure island. Tales tell that there is a tremendous amount of treasure on this remote islan.... Hwang heard the stories and travelled to the island. He was tormented by traps, but finally reached the bottom of the lair. There was a guardian in strange armor blocking the brightly sparkling treasure. Voldo Age: 43 Born: Aug.25 Weapon: Iron Claw Style: Own Style Hell Guardian His only task is guarding the treasure. From living in the dark for a long time, his eye sight and sanity have weakened, but he has killed all who have entered into the pit with his cruel assassination techniques. Defeat the enemy! After a deadly battle, Hwang defeated the Hell Guardian, Voldo Although "SoulEdge" was not among the treasure, he found a solid gold sword, known as the "Midas Blade" and an important clue to the whereabouts of "SoulEdge." The Final Battle At last Hwang arrived at the place he believed "Souledge" was located. A port harbor in Spain where the great pirate Cervantes de Leon was once based. The pirate ship Adrian lay anchored in the dock. "There's evil all around... I must be close!" Hwang prepared himself, then stepped on the ship. On the deck, he found a man who held ominously shining swords in his hands. "Ha Ha Ha! I've been waiting for you. Your burning soul will soon belong to my holy blades!" Cervantes de Leon Age: 48(Immortal) Born: Jan.1 Weapon: SoulEdge Style: Possessed The Immortal Pirate The great pirate was feared by all who sailed the Atlantic Ocean. Decades ago, he left on a trip tp find SoulEdge for the merchant Vercci, but disappeared, never to be seen again. Defeat the enemy! Hwang defeated the ghost and found "SoulEdge." However, in his eyes, the legendary sword did not look "patriotic." "Evil" was perhaps a better word. "How painful to discover the Patriot Sword I was searching is actually one of destruction." He raised the sword and threw it away, never to been seen again. However, his brave travels in search of the Patriot Sword were still the talk of Korea. Even though he returned empty handed, he received a warm welcome, What he had lost in hope he had gained in strength and wisdom. It was not long before the war against Japan finally began. He entered battle to protect his mother land displaying great bravery, justice and love.