Seung Mi Na Age: 16 Born: Nov.3 Height: 159 cm (5'2") Weight: 46 kg (101 lb) Blood Type: A Family: Father (Seung Han Myong) Mother (deceased) Weapon: Zanbatoh Style: Seung's Long blade "Leave me alone Father! I am determined to find the sword." Seung Mi Na struggled against her father's grip as she tried to leave his school at Chii mountain in Korea. "Stupid girl! Get back inside now!" "You treat me like a baby! I'm doing this for our country!" Having been born into a strict family of martial arts teachers, Mi Na grew up surrounded by weapons. She has excellent knowledge of martial arts and her horse- sword technique is superior to even her father's. However, because of her cute looks, she had been teased by the neighborhood boys and treated like a girl. "If you ever call me 'cutey' again, I'll beat you with something harder than this stick!" There were a lot of beaten boys in Mi Na's neighborhood. Her father, Hen Myong taught her to be well disciplined and always to be faithful and true. She grew up healthy and strong. Han Myong thought "She's strongwilled, but it's all right if she stays here and obeys me." However, an independent girl has other thoughts on her mind. The ever-changing political situation in Korea had become serious, too serious to be called peace. War and invasion was avoided only by the fact that other countries were embroiled in their own problems. However, neighboring Japan geared up for outward expansion and conquest. In these troubled times, suppression was turned to as a means of control. Everyone living in that difficult period knew what that meant. "You could be next..." In preparation for invasion from neighboring countries, the patriotic people of Korea begin to build fortresses along their shores. Their leader is Le Shin Jin, the admiral of the coastal defense force. Then a rumor emerges of the "Patriot Sword - SoulEdge". The rumor spreads faster than the blink of an eye and eventually reaches Mi Na's ears. Mi Na has grown into a patriotic young maiden. Barred from joining the coastal defense force because of her gender, she jumped at this opportunity. "If I find this sword, I can save my country. I must look for it!" After packing, she set out on her journey. But her father discovered what she was up to and caught her. "Hwang has already been sent after the sword by government order. What if the rumors are false?" Hwang Sung Kyung was the best student and swordsman at her father's school. He had already started his search for the weapon. There was a possibility that the rumor could be another scheme, but... Mi Na had already decided to leave. "I am sorry, father!" The Old Temple At the southern tip of the Korean Peninsula, a historic temple rests at the foot of Mount Chii. It was originally constructed in the 4th century but has been rebuilt several times. Running out from her house, against her father's will, Mi Na stopped at this temple to rest. There she saw a suspicious swordsman. This man was trailing the student Hwang, who also sought the "Patriot Sword". "This man is very suspicious. But he may have information on the 'Patriot Sword'." Hoping to get to the bottom of the matter, Mi Na challenged the man to a fight. Heishiro Mitsurugi Age: 22 Born: Jun.8 Weapon: Korefuji Style: Mitsurugi The Lone Swordsman He gained renown as a great swordsman in the "Age of Civil Wars". When he discovered the existence of firearms, he started a journey to find "SoulEdge" a weapon he hoped was greater than the power of the rifle. Mi Na's father and students are looking for her. Defeat the enemy in the time allowed! Mi Na overcame Mitsurugi, but before she could get information about the "Patriot Sword" from him... "Oh! My father approaches! I can't stay here!" Leaving Mitsurugi there, she quickly ran away. The Shrine of the Confined Demons The shrine on Oni Isle is surrounded by bamboo. It was built for the purpose of containing horrible Fury- demons. It is said that in the shrine rests a weapon capable of manipulating the human spirit. "I wonder if it could be the 'Patriot Sword'?" Travelling to Japan, Mi Na set off for the shrine. "There's something here." She arrived in Oni and approached the haunted shrine. Suddenly, something burst from the shrine! "Aaaargh!!!" Mi Na said, "Yow! What's that?" Rock Age: 35 Born: Dec.14 Weapon: Crescent Ax Style: Own Style Reckless Commando As an orphan on the new continent, he learned his skille for survival in the wild. He was possessed by an evil spirit upon entering the shrine and has now become a demon himself! Defeat the demon! Even though the demon Rock rose to attack again and again, Mi Na was able to finally defeat him. She retrieved the "Tiger Fang" from the shrine. The Pirate Fortress Noto castle is the headquarters of Noto-Murakami and the Setonai pirates. (also known as the Mouri sea force) The fortress occupes the entire island. Navel ports act as a sea barrier as well as keeping the pirate ships well supplied. Mi Na planned to sneak aboard a ship and return to China. When she reached Noto castle, she found the pirates were at sea. Seeking lodging, she snuck into the castle. There she encountered a female Ninja. "I want the weapon you stole from the shrine." The ninja said. "Go away. It is mine now." Taki Age: 22 Born: ? Weapon: Rekkimaru Style: Dream-slashed sword Underground Hunter Taki is a ninja whose specialty is demon hunting. She followed Mi Na to castle Noto in order to retrieve the "Tiger Fang". Defeat her within the time allowed! Mi Na defeated Taki after a fierce fight. She took the "Long Handled Sword" from Noto castle's weapons store and jumped on a ship headed for China. The Narrow Gorge The gorge, "San Kyo" is located in the middle reaches of the Yangtze, one of the greatest rivers in China. Mi Na boarded a raft that would take her down the Yangtze. As her raft passed under a bridge, a man dropped down landing beside her! "I need to take this raft. Leave your sword and get off now." The man said. "Yeah, right!" "Then, you leave me no choice!" The man leapt to the attack! Li Long Age: 24 Born: Oct.23 Weapon: Falcon Style: Matchless Dragon Rage of the Executor Li is an assassin sent from Ming to Japan. He returned home to avenge the death of his love Chie. Since then he has attacked swordsmen on the Yangtze, hoping to find her killer. Use the Throw technique to defeat him! Mi Na defeated Li Long. Realizing his mistake, he gave her te weapon "Naganaki" as an apology and left. She continued her journey down the river after Hwang. The desert There is a vast desert in central Asia. This is the most dangerous part of the overland passage. After three months of trailing Hwang, she finally caught up with him in this desolate area. Needless to say, Hwang was surprised to see Mi Na here. "Please go home. Your father must be worried!" "No. I will never, never go back until I find the 'Patriot Sword'." Mi Na replied. "You're hopeless! All right. You can come with me if you prove your fighting is superior to mine." She smiled. "No special treatment!" Hwang Sung Kyung Age: 25 Born: Aug.8 Weapon: Thunderous Fire Style: Seung's long blade The Hero in a warlike age Hwang has been ordered to find the "Patriot Sword" for his government. He is having a hard time convincing Mi Na, who ran away to look for him, to return home. Disarm him to win! "How was that?" Mi Na asked. "How can I come with you?" The two fought to exhaustion, but Mi Na ended up the victor. "Continue your search." Hwang replied. "I'll rest here a while." Eurydice Shrine It is said that Hephaestus, the God of forge, built this temple himself. Rumor had it that a girl received a revelation from him in a nearby pool and a "Divine Weapon" in this temple. At the temple, Mi Na heard a "Divine Voice". "You are a strong-willed woman. Defeat her and you will receive the sword!" As the Voice faded, a female warrior appeared in a flash of light! Sophitia Alexandra Age: 18 Born: Mar.12 Weapon: Fire Blade Style: Athena Emotional Goddess Sophitia received the divine revelation from the God of forge, Hephaestus. She received her sword and shield from the God himself and travels the globe preventing misfortune caused by all those seduced by the evil sword. Defeat your enemy! Despite Sophitia's divine powers, Mi Na won. The Divine Spear "Halbard" appeared before her and the Voice spoke again. "Take this weapon and destroy the evil sword!" The Capture of Ostrhinesburg Castle The castle of the Knight Stefan is said to contain weapons from all over the world. His claims of invulnerability are being hard pressed as he vainly defends against a siege by Marquis Andre and his powerful cannons. Mi Na arrived as the Marquis' forces were assaulting the castle. Fire balls streaked through the air as she stormed the gate. A soldier blocked her way, brandiishing his huge sword. "No one may pass! Not even a little girl like you!" Her eyes narrowed. "Little girl? I'll show you who's a little girl!" Siegfried Schtauffen Age: 16 Born: Feb.6 Weapon: Atlas Sword Style: Own Style Innocent Darkside He is a young mercenary who wanders from one battle to the next seeking out "SoulEdge" intent on avenging his father's murder. As a mercenary captain, He guards Stefan's castle. The castle will soon fall. Defeat your enemy before the sun sets. Mi Na defeated the young mercenary as the castle fell. In the chaos, she grabbed the weapon "Morning Star" and a map, then made her escape. The Secret Treasury This secret money pit is where the millionaire, Vercci, stores his fortune. Lying at the bottom of a 50 meter pit on a desert island surrounded by deadly rip-tides, this treasure island is indeed impregnable. The Ostrhinesburg map pointed the way to Vercci's money pit and its treasure. After narrowly avoiding the money pit's numerous traps, the exhausted Mi Na finally reached the vault. From its inky darkness she heard the sinister breathing of the pit's guard. "Oh! Stay away from me!" Mi Na cried out. Voldo Age: 43 Born: Aug.25 Weapon: Full Moon Style: Own Style The Hell Guardian Carrying out the will of his long-dead master, Vercci, Voldo has been quarding the treasure vault for most of his life. His sight and mind have deteriorated in the dark pit. However, that does not seem to have dulled Voldo's talent for killing, for no intruder has ever escaped alive! With little strength left, defeat Voldo! Although he possessed super- human strength, Mi Na won. With a raspy death rattle, Voldo expired. "I must get out of this awful place!" She happened to find a letter describing "SoulEdge's" location. Taking that and the "Sickled Spear" she left the island. The Final Battle Mi Na located the Spanish port that was the base of the pirate Cervantes. His ship, the Adrian, lay anchored in port. All was still. Mi Na's heart pounded as she made her way through the desolate port. She could not stop trembling. "What is that smell? That horrible smell?" As Mi Na climbed aboard the Adrian, she was confronted on deck by a man. He held swords that shone eerily. "Ahhhh. I have been waiting for you. You have guts for such a little girl." he said. "Don't call me a little girl!" "Such fire! Your strong spirit will feed my swords well!" Cervantes de Leon Age: 48(immortal) Born: Jan.1 Weapon: SoulEdge Style: Possessed The Immortal Pirate He was the pirate once feared by all who sailed the Atlantic. Dozens of years ago, he disappeared while searching for "SoulEdge" on behalf of Vercci, the Italian weapons merchant. Defeat the enemy! "I did it, father!" The evil stranger lay defeated at Mi Na's feet/ Trembling with anticipation, she reached for "SoulEdge" "This is surely the Patriot Sword!" However, the swords were not easy to lift. She lifted the first of "SoulEdge's" blades and staggered under its weight. She tried to lift the other but fell and was caught under them. She thought, "Can these swords really save my country? Look what destruction they have caused here. I don't want it to happen again!" Annoyed, she kicked the swords away. "Oh well." She turned and cheerfully left the port town. But her cheerfulness diminished as she reached home. "My father might be more fearsome than anyone I've met on my journey!" As expected, her father stood at the gate, awaiting her. But contrary to her fears, he greeted her with open arms and a smile.