Age: 22 Born: ? Height 170 cm (5'6") Weight: 55 kg (121 lb) Blood Type: A Family Structure: Parents & Siblings (deceased) Teacher: Taki Weapon: Rekkimaru Style: Dream-slashed sword Taki is a highly skilled ninja working as a demon hunter. As an orphan, she was brought up by a ninja master named Toki. She is an expert spy and a great schemer in this age of the Civil War. Many military commanders employed ninjas, but Taki works for herself. Taki does not have a base of operations for she is one of a ninja clan now living in seclusion. Among this ninja clan, many have extraordinary abilities that have been lost or forgotten by the general population. Having been blessed with supernatural powers, Taki chose to travel throughout Japan to conquer the evil and vindictive demons who threaten ordinary people. Taki forged her own weapons which she did with great love and care. Among all her custom weapons, her favorite was "Rekkimaru" which held supernatural powers within. However, "Rekkimaru's" power had began to weaken and about this time, rumors concerning an "Evil Sword" began spreading from southern countries. The seal at the shrine which confined the ancient Fury demons was weakening. Taki was called to solve this problem. The shrine was full of evil spirits, demons, and ghosts. "Look at them all! Nothing like a good challenge." She drew her faithful "Rekkimaru" and sliced at the demon leader. "What's happened here?" The demon still stood before her. After several attacks, the spirit vanished. She was extremely surprised. "This can't be possible. I usually kill these things in one stroke!" Her sword "Rekkimaru" was displaying an unusual loss of power. After sealing the shrine, Taki began to think about what was happening. Something was affecting her beloved sword, but what could it be? She knew there was no such thing in Japan. "What of that rumor of the evil sword, 'SoulEdge'?" "The sword must be close. There's no other explanation for this strange phenomenon." Taki decided to investigate this evil sword. "If there's even the slightest chance of saving my favorite sword "Rekkimaru", I would travel the world for it." The Shrine of Confined Demons The Shrine of Confined Demons is surrounded by bamboo. It now contains demons nad spirits sealed in by Taki. Taki was told that her seal had broken. "So soon?" "It is unusual for the seal to be broken so quickly." When she returned, Taki saw a demon different to the ones she had previously sealed away. " ... destroy Ninja .... " Taki realized that this was a man manipulated by the evil spirit which filled the shrine. Voldo Age: 43 Born: Aug.25 Weapon: Katar Style: Own Style Hell Guardian Carrying out the will of his deceased master, Vercci, he left on a journey to find "SoulEdge." Upon reaching the shrine, Voldo was possessed by the evil spirit, his evilness being magnified by the Fury-Demons. There is no way of defeating him inside this shrine. Knock him out of the Ring! After defeating the demon Voldo, Taki sealed his spirit inside her "Iron Fan." "What the...no wonder!" Taki noticed that the "Spiritual Sword" used to seal the shrine, was missing. "Without it, those demons will be released again. I must recover that sword." The Pirate's Castle The headquarters, Noto castle, belongs to Noto-Murakami and the Setonai pirates (Mouri sea force). It is a pirate fortress that occupies the entire island. It has naval ports and serves as a sea barrier. Taki heard of a Demon-Slaying samurai, Mitsurugi. She went after him, hoping to recover the "Spiritual Sword." She arrived at the castle. "He must be the one!" The samurai guarding the castle had Taki's sword at his belt. "Who's there? Come out!" he said. "You! Heishiro Mitsurugi! Give me back the sword from the shrine" Taki leapt to the attack. Heishiro Mitsurugi Age: 22 Born: Jun.8 Weapon: Korefuji Style: Mitsurugi The Lone Swordsman He is a great samurai with a taste for collecting swords. While planning a worldwide search for "SoulEdge," Mitsurugi was hired to guard the castle in exchange for using Noto's ship. Defeat the enemy within the time allowed. Taki defeated Mitsurugi and repossessed her sword. The other guards chased her but she eluded them and returned to the empty castle where she took "Mekkimaru," the treasure sword with power to break evil spirits. She returned to the shrine and re-sealed it, then headed off to find information on the evil sword. The Narrow Gorge The deep and narrow gorge called "San Kyo" is located in the middle reaches of Yangtze River, one of the great rivers of China. Arriving on the continent, Taki heard further rumors of "SoulEdge." Traveling down the river on a raft, surrounded by sheer cliffs, she heard a man's voice echoing in the deep fog. "You! I heard you're looking for 'SoulEdge.'" The next opponent, a man with a fearsome smile and strange looking weapon jumped on the raft. "Sorry, but I must find that sword first!" Li Long Age: 24 Born: Oct.23 Weapon: Snake Wind Style: Matchless Dragon Rage of the Executor He is a royal assassin who was sent to Japan. He returned only to find his lover, Chie, murdered. He searches for "SoulEdge" hoping it will lead him to her killer. Defeat the enemy using the Throw technique. Taki defeated the skillful Li Long in battle. "Chie---Chie---." Li Long uttered as he threw himself into the river and disappeared. "A very skilled opponent. I guess he was more than just a thief." Taki continued her journey to find evil sword. The Fighting Arena This is a secret fighting arena attracting strong men from all over the world. Taki arrived here during her journey and entered the contest. Gain victory over every opponent! Heishiro Mitsurugi Age: 22 Born: Jun.8 Weapon: Iron Slasher Style: Mitsurugi Seung Mi Na Age: 16 Born: Nov.3 Weapon Zanbatoh Style: Seung's long blade Hwang Sung Kyung Age: 25 Born: Aug.8 Weapon: Mountain Breaker Style: Seung's long blade More opponents to be announced. First match : Heishiro Mitsurugi Second match : Seung Mi Na Third match : Hwang Sung Kyung Forth match : Voldo Despite the odds, Taki defeated all the swordsmen and won the weapon "Jutte." Eurydice Shrine It is siad that this temple was built by the God of Forge, Hephaestus himself. There is a rumor that a girl who received a revelation at a forest lake was given a "Divine Weapon" in this temple. The temple was tranquil inside. In the center of the stage, there was a girl praying to the heavens. Taki tried to sneak up on her without being noticed, butthe girl caught her. "You too are searching for "SoulEdge," aren't you?" "What if I am?" Taki replied. "If you want it, you must challenge me first." The girl turned around and her sword radiated with powerful rays of light. Sophitia Alexandra Age: 18 Born: Mar.12 Weapon: Gaea Sword Style: Athena Emotional Goddess Sophitia is the girl who received the divine revelation from the God of Forge. She prevents misfortune caused by the evil sword, and has received her own sword and shield tempered by the god himself for the very destruction of this evil thing. Defeat the enemy using the CriticalEdge technique! Taki defeated both Sophitia and her double. As taki picked up Sophitia's "Gaea Sword", she felt the will of the God of Forge. "Destroy 'SoulEdge!'" A voice said. Attack on Ostrhinesburg Castle This is the castle where the knight Stefan, who has been at war against Marquis Andre resides. He had bragged of his invincibility but is now suffering defeat from the enemy's cannon attack. It is siad that he has collected weaponry from all over the world. As the cannons continued their bombardment, Taki snuck into the enormous Ostrhinesburg castle. But, a young swordsman holding a huge sword blocked her way from the main tower. "No one is allowed past this point!" the knight said. "I have no time to play with a kid like you." Taki remarked. "Why you impetuous female...!" Siegfried Schtauffen Age: 16 Born: Feb.6 Weapon: Flamberge Style: Own Style Innocent Darkside He is a young mercenary who participates in one war after another. He too seeks "SoulEdge" hoping to avenging his father's death. He is currently the mercenary captain guarding the castle. The castle will fall tonight. Defeat the enemy before sunset. After defeating the young Siegfried, Taki discovered a weapon traditionally used by the ninja called "Kunai." The Money Pit In an isolated island, there is a secret storage place where the millionaire Vercci keeps his fortune. It has a 50 meter deep pit and some under water traps for preventing invasions. This is indeed an impregnable treasure island. Knowing of the island from Voldo, Taki landed on shore and penetrated the secret storage place. She was attacked from the behind and injured. Gradually she felt her body grow numb. "What's happening to me?" she cried. "Time for you to take a nap." There, stood a familiar man. Li Long Age: 24 Born: Oct.23 Weapon: Snake Wind Style: Matchless Dragon Rage of the Executor After his humiliating defeat by Taki on the Yangtze river, Li Long has thought of nothing but revenge, trailing her here even past all of the perilous traps! Defeat the enemy before the poison takes full effect! Li Long's attack was more furious ever. Though poisoned, Taki still won with her awesome skills. Taki found and took the antidote. She searched for "SoulEdge," but found the weaon "Tanto" instead. The, she left the accursed island. The New continent In a savanna in North America, there is a huge crater with a forest of giant stones in the center. The natives called it "sacred," but were afraid to visit the place. Taki had heard of the story of the pirate who some thirty years ago found "SoulEdge" off the coast of the New World. To find out the truth, she sailed across the Atlantic and arrived on the continent. After wandering about, Taki encountered a man. He reacted violently when she uttered the word, "SoulEdge?" "--SoulEdge!!" The man suddenly attacked Taki! Rock Age: 35 Born: Dec.14 Weapon: Stone Club Style: Own Style The Reckless Commando An orphan, wandering around the new continent, Rock learned skills for survival in the wild. Rock is looking for "SoulEdge," the key to regaining his lost memory. The enemy's strength is miraculous. Knock him out of the ring to win Taki used her ninja skills to knock the giant Rock off the cliff. After talking with the locals, Taki found that the pirate had not been seen on land. She started back for Europe. The Final Battle Not finding him in the New World, Taki decide to investigate Cervantes' Spanish port base. Taki had never seen "Rekkimaru" had been growing more and more fragile. "This time I must be close!" After searching the port, Taki saw a man holding two swords on the deck of an anchored ship. "You've finally found me! I'll take your sword's power and your soul!" Cervantes de Leon Age: 48(immortal) Born: Jan.1 Weapon: SoulEdge Style: Possessed The Immortal Pirate He was the pirate once feared by all shipping on the entire Atlantic Ocean. He has not been seen since he uner took a mission to find "SoulEdge" on the order of Vercci, the Italian weapons merchant. This was the cause of the disturbance. "This man, Cervantes, doesn;t look alive. What an awful smell! If he is not a mortal man, the what is he?" Defeat the enemy! Her sword, "Rekkimaru", which she created and dedicated her life to, shattered into pieces! Not even a powerful enemy like a Fury-Demon was that strong. The demons rejoiced at the destruction of Taki's sword and swarmed after her to avenge their humiliation at her hands. Taki grabbed "SoulEdge" and with a simple wave, the demons quickly disappeared. "Now this could be useful!" Taki realized that she held a powerful weapon. But to wield great power requires control, lest she become like Cervantes. Within a half year, she was able to forge the weapon into an obedient servant, melding it with her beloved "Rekkimaru". Not long after, the ultimate challenge arose as the Fury-Demons once again tried to come forth into the mortal's world. Taki, with new weapon in hand, met them in combat and destroyed the demons once and for all!