Age: 35 Born: Dec.14 Height: 175 cm (5'8") Weight: 81 kg (178 lb) Blood type: unknown Family: Parents: Whereabouts unknown. Bangoo: His orphaned ward. Weapon: Battle Ax Style: Own Style He it a giant living on the Savannah of the New World. He was born "Nathaniel William Adams" in England. He was nicknamed "Rock" because of his strength. His father ran a curio store specializing in rare weapons and was always taken with strange antiquities. He had a loving mother and with it, an idyllic childhood; until that fateful day... "Rock, look at the "SoulEdge." Isn't it a beauty?" His father's wish had finally been fulfilled. He showed his son the sword in the ship's cabin. "At last, "SoulEdge," the hero's sword..." The storm that buffeted the ship scared young Rock to the point of tears. His Father was too excited to even notice. His mother, frustrated, led Rock to the hammock. Just then... Cannon fire sounded and the ship rocked from a direct hit! Rock screamed in terror. His Father and Mother held him tight as the cries of the crew echoed: "Pirates!" The Spanish pirate Cervantes, confederate of Vercci, the Italian "Merchant of Death," had started his attack. His goal was none other than "SoulEdge." Father ran to the ship's storeroom to hide the"Soul Edge," After another explosion, Rock's Mother ran after to stop him. "Rock, stay here until we return!" His parents never did. Before they could, the ship sank. Rock awoke on an unfamiliar shoreline, alone At first, Rock cried out, looking for his parents. Eventually he learned to live off the land to survive; discarding former habits and language. It was at this point that he first came upon other living people, a tribe native to the area. Afraid of the "white giant," they would not approach him. The child Bangoo, an orphan of tribl warfare, was the sole consolation for Rock, who was now an adult. From the natives, Rock re-learnt about the "people across the ocean." Faded memoires of his parents and even "SoulEdge" returned. He remembered having heard the words "SoulEdge." It was a word he had heard often as a child. At bedtime, mealtime, while being held in someone's arms ... a hazy image formed in his mind. If he could find the "SoulEdge," perhaps he could recover his own past. He might even find his parents! With his giant ax in hand, Rock set out for the land across the sea. The Journey Savannah, the New Worl. A mysterious forest of megaliths stands in the center of a wide crater. After taking leave of Bangoo, he set out on his quest to find "SoulEdge," the key to his memories. Rockeventualyy came across something strange. "What's that?" In this sacred site, Rock caught sight of an inhuman shadow. Suspicious, he climbed to the top of one of the monoliths, where he spied a man holding a strange weapon. The man whirled as Rock approached and assuming a strange position, suddenly attacked! Voldo Age: 43 Born: Aug.25 Weapon: Katar Style: Own Style Hell Guardian Carrying out the will of his dead master, Vercci, Voldo set out to find the "SoulEdge." While his sight and mind have decayed with long years of lowless living, he still wields a quick sword! Defeat the enemy! Rock pushed Voldo from the edge of the monolith. The strange man dropped a parchement as he plunged to his fate. Rock picked up the piece of paper. At first, the letters appeared to be meaningless squiggles... Finally, he realized that the letters were a language. "S-O-U-L Edge!" He realized that this note was an important clue in his search for the SoulEdge. Carrying a "Stone Club," chiseled from one of the monoliths, he immediately set out in the direction of the setting sun. The Shrine of Confined Demons A haunted shrine stood in a bamboo grove. It had been built by Taki to imprison evil spirits. A small shrine holds the ghost's haunted weapon. Rock entered the shrine and found the weapon at the altar, as he grabbed it, he passed out. When he came to, many people wielding swords stooed before him. "Kill them, cut them down!" A voice echoed in his head. Rock had become a homicidal demon. Heishiro Mitsurugi Age: 22 Born: Jun.8 Weapon Korefuji Style: Mitsurugi A young warrior who won fame during the war. He quells demons. Taki Age: 22 Born: ? Weapon: Rekkimaru Style:B Dream-slashed sword The female ninja who sealed the shrine. Defeat all who appear! "What has ... happened to me?" After defeating Mitsurugi and Taki, Rock momentarily recovered himself. Another Rock appeared before his eyes. "Let me become one with myself again!" At the end of the fierce fighting, Rock was released from the ghost's spell. He picked up the "Crescent Ax" from the shrine's altar. The Desert A desert region in Central Asia. For the traveller who had avoided the perils of the ocean journey to cross the continent by land, this was the most difficult passage. The ruins of an ancient Chinese citadel lay behind, but nothing else was to be seen on this desolate road. Rock searched for the legendary weapon in the ruins of the citadel. However, the weapon had already been unearthed by someone else. Footprints led from the excavation site. In the distance he spied the images of a man and woman. Rock yelled. "I need that weapon!" Hwang Sung Kyung Age: 25 Born: Aug.8 Weapon: Blue Storm Style: Seung's long blade Searching for the "Patriot Sword" to save his homeland. Seung Mi Na Age: 16 Born: Nov.3 Weapon: Zanbatoh Style: Seung's long blade Daughter of a warrior family, she left home to follow Hwang. Use the throw technique to defeat them! Rock defeated Mi Na and Hwang, taking the weapon "War Hammer" which they had unearthed. But it was not SoulEdge. Rock travelled on. The Arena Veteran fighters from all over the world gather here. It is said that victors are awarded with a priceless weapon. Rock found his way to the arena and took place in the contest, hoping win SoulEdge. Defeat all three oponnents! Li Long Age: 24 Born: Oct.23 Weapon: Steel Dragon Style: Matchless Dragon Sophitia Alexandra Age: 18 Born: Mar.12 Weapon: Sword Breaker Style: Athena Heishiro Mitsurugi Age: 22 Born: Jun.8 Weapon: Korefuji Style: Mitsurugi After a fierce fight, Rock was able to triumph over three opponents. Li Long who used a nunchaku; the swordswoman Sophitia, who mounted a stout defense with her sacred sword and shield; and Heishiro Mitsurugi, with whom he had crossed swords as a demon at the Shrine. The victorious Rock was awarded the "Twin Ax" as a prize. Ostrhinesburg Castle Castle of the knight Stefan, at war with Marquis Andre. It is now the height of battle and the castle is about to fall. Apparently, weapons from around the world are kept in the castle. As a mercenerary of Marquis Andre. Rock participates in the siege of Ostrhinesburg Castle, defended by Sir Stefan. Rock, whose goal is the weapons stored there, breaks into the huge castle. Mounting a furious charge against the enemy, he heads for the main tower where the weapons are stored. "Barbarian! So the invasion has come this far!" Suddenly, a young soldier in armor blocked Rock's way. Siegfried Age: 16 Born: Feb.6 Weapon: Hard Steel Blade Style: Own Style A young mercenary searching for the "SoulEdge," with which to defeat his father's enemies. Li Long Age: 24 Born: Oct.23 Weapon: Snake Wind Style: Matchless Dragon An assassin searching for the "SoulEdge" with which to hunt swordsmen. Take down the two foes within the alloted time! Upon defeating the mercenary castle defender Siegfried and the assassin Li Long from the East, who sought the weapons in the castle; Rock obtained the weapon "Cross Ax," just as the castle fell. The Secret Treasury A secret storehouse hiding the treasure of the millionaire Vercci is located on a nameless, solitary isle. Booby-traps such as 50 m deep pits and water traps are set everywhere to repel invaders. It is an impregnable Treasure Island. Rock proceeded to the island to find Vercci who wrote Voldo's note. Following the instructions in the note, he avoided the booby-traps, at last arriving in the Secret Treasury at the bottom of a pit. In addition to glittering treasure was a mountain of rare weapons. A sharp pain shot through him as a woman's voice came from behind. "If you leave quietly, I'll spare your life." Taki Age: 22 Born: ? Weapn: Kunai Style: Dream-slashed sword The Underground Hunter She, who fought Rock at the shrine in Japan, had been secretly tailing him. Although wounded, you must defeat the enemy. Rock defeated Taki despite his wounds. He took up the "Double Tomahawk" from the weapons storehouse. Rock discovered a journal kept in the storehouse. The journal contained a list of the people commissioned by Vercci, the owner of the storehouse, with the search for the "SoulEdge." The lsit contained the name of the msot feared pirate in history, Cervantes. "Pirates ... " He recalled "that night," a faint memory of which had remained in the back of his mind. A sudden explosion, the jet black sea, the skull and crossbones flag approaching the sinking ship ... "Could it be the same pirate?" He decided to track down Cervantes. The Final Battle Cervantes... the pirate who had terrorized the Atlantic. While gathering scraps of information, Rock visited the Spanish port that had been the pirate's base in search of more reliable leads The area was quiet, with no sign of people. As he walked around the port, Rock was overcome by a strange sensation he had not experienced before, His mind became hazy and his body naturally led him towards a certain ship .... When he camee to his senses, several ships rocked before him. Upon seeing a flag on one ship, Rock's eyes opened wide. "Could it be ... THAT flag?" Rock recalled that nightmare night he could never forget. "Could it be, this very ship ... me, my parents ...?" Rock climbed onto the deck. Suddenly, a voice boomed from behind, seeming to shake the ground. "I've been waiting for you. I'll sacrifice your innocent soul to my sacred swords!" A man grasping a strange sword in both hands stood there. In contrast to his glittereing eyes and sword, his pallid face showed no sign of life. "Pirates ... Cervantes ... SoulEdge!" Rock, with a war-cry, sprung upon the man! Cervantes de Leon Age: 48(immortal) Born: Jan.1 Weapon: SoulEdge Style: Possessed The Immortal Pirate This great pirate was feared by all who sailed the Atlantic. Several years ago, after stealing SoulEdge for Vercci, the Italian arms dealer, he disappeared. Defeat the enmey! The pirate lay dead. His parents were avenged. As his large hands grasped SoulEdge, the memory of a child terrified by the storm came vividly back. His mother's smiling face, his father's strong arms. Warm food and a soft bed. Memories of his parents' love. His memories melded with those of the orphan Bangoo. Rock remembered the small hands grasping his fur sleeves, alleviating his own sadness. Through the small child, he had forgotten his own pain. Perhaps his own parents were still alive somewhere. But Bangoo's father and mother were not. "Bangoo!!" Rock chose future happiness over past memories. "I must look after him. I must return to Bangoo!" Thinking of his "family," Rock started his long journey back to the New World.