Captain of the Watch ~ Allied Nations Tribunus
- 1 Overview
- 2 Personality
- 3 Quotes
- 4 Opinions, Rumors, and Impressions
- 5 Prologue
- 6 Character Analysis
- 7 Image Gallery
- 8 Soundtrack
- 9 Affiliations
- 10 Notable Events and Battles
- 11 Appendix
Earlier in his life, Rem was rather hot-headed and wasn't opposed to brawling on the spot. However, since the incident involving himself, his sister, and his mentor, Barsidious, He has learned how to control his temper considerably, though he still likes to brawl for fun with his comrades. While on-duty as a Tribunus for S.A.I.L., he keeps a stoic persona in place to prevent others from inciting his emotions, operating under the public alias of Locutus Nox. Because of this, he is normally seen as cold and calculating, but those closest to him know that he won't hesitate to show compassion for those he cares deeply about.
"Be you man or beast, it doesn't matter... If you would brandish your blade to threaten the safety of those who are innocent, by your intents you will be judged... and one who shows no remorse deserves no mercy."
- Rem's explanation of maintaining one's duty.
"How far are you willing to walk the line? Would you be willing to take up the mantle of martyrdom, even in the face of overwhelming opposition, to see your goals achieved? Even if it meant never being able to return to the life you once knew? I can't tell you what to do; I don't know all the answers, I don't know where all of these paths go. All I can do is pick one and see my way through to the end, no matter the pain or hardships that come with it."
- Briefing a new batch of SAIL members.
Opinions, Rumors, and Impressions
Rem is a descendant of one of the few surviving clans that once inhabited the continent of Telos, having relocated to the Sargasso Bay of Cypheed after the Great Disaster. From an early age, he was trained in the art of the sword, taking pride in formal combat. As he furthered his training in swordsmanship, his sister, Kiyoku, took to reading various types of books and began training as the clan's next lorekeeper. Both Rem and Kiyoku's disciplines were overseen by the then-acting clan's discipleship leader, Barsidious White, who took interest in the twins' potential, and particularly with Rem. Rem was initially a more literal interpretation of "Jack-of-all-trades" during his training, but over time Barisidious began to notice that he had latent magical abilities, which manifested seemingly at random during Rem's training sessions. Rem attributed it to instinctual reflex when pressured during combat, and simply shrugged it off as flukes. This prompted Barisidious to start training Rem very specifically and more thoroughly, though Rem was somewhat wary of obliging.
When both Rem and Kiyoku had reached the age of 12, they both seemingly fell ill, though nobody could figure out what was causing their sickness. Kiyoku had begun researching in her spare time because she didn't like being cooped up in bed all day, while Rem kept to his bed in cold sweats. During her studies, she had begun learning about advanced healing techniques, and how concentrations of magic energy within ones body could begin turning on its host if left to continue building up with no outlet. While this made sense to her for Rem, she couldn't quite figure out why she was feeling ill at the same time he was. Nevertheless, she managed to get Rem out of bed long enough to try and expel some of his latent energy that had built up within him.
While they carefully studied some of the more ancient (and often-labeled 'taboo' by some clan members) materials, they formed a circle decorated with ancient glyphs that was meant to contain the flow of their aetheric energy and keep it concentrated within the boundaries of that circle. Once Rem got a handle on properly channeling his energy, Kiyoku joined in and channeled hers as a means of keeping Rem's in check just in case, since he was still new. Barsidious happened upon them and took note of what was going on, and while impressed with Kiyoku's knowledge and controlled practice, was about to start scolding them for not consulting with him first. His reprimanding broke Kiyoku's attention off of Rem; consequently, this caused Rem to lose his own control, and a surge of energy emanated from within the circle.
This immediately took effect on Kiyoku, and Rem unintentionally began siphoning both Barsidious' and Kiyoku's energies in trying to expel his excess, though Kiyoku was able to regain control and synchronize with Rem after a moment, but neither were able to stop their flows of energies. The resulting flow began accumulating so much that it became more than the circle could contain, and eventually began breaking through the containment field of the circle. Barsidious managed to stop the siphoning of his energy long enough to assess the situation and what was really happening to them. He noted that Rem's aura was dark, while Kiyoku's was bright, and that the collision of energies between them was enough to level the entirety of the area they were in if not stopped soon.
Fearing the worst, Barsidious began to channel his energy around them, in an attempt to match their output and start a reverse flow that would cancel out all the energies in the room. It began working to an extent, but a sudden shifts between the concentration of Rem and Kiyoku's energies battling each other kept him from accomplishing his objective. It wasn't until Barsidious managed to get close enough to both of them that he managed to non-lethally incapacitate both of them long enough to redirect the remaining flow of energy and absorbing it into himself, causing his being to breakdown into aetheric energy itself. Thus, he seemingly such dissipated into thin air, smiling the entire time.
Both Rem and Kiyoku awoke several days later, and were informed that Barsidious was no longer with the clan, though the twins took that to mean that he gave his life trying to save them from whatever was happening to them prior. As they were getting up and ready to resume training themselves, Kiyoku was permitted to resume her studies in the library, but Rem was prohibited from practicing the techniques he learned from Barsidious on the clan grounds. When he pressed for an answer, Rem was told that the arts he was learning were not traditional Telosian arts, but rather a discipline that was supposed to be discontinued all over the world because of its nature. Due to his innocence of not knowing what exactly he was practicing, the clan's leadership at the time unanimously decided against exile, but forbade him from continuing his practice where people would be present. Thus, he was to set out and find an area far enough away from settlements in order to protect not just everyone else, but himself as well.
During his time alone and isolated, Rem came to learn more about the exact art he was practicing, and that soon he would have to battle an ever-growing, restless spirit to quell the chaos within himself. It wasn't long before he began pushing himself beyond his limits on a constant basis, so much so to the point that the restless spirit within him began threatening to take over him. Eventually, Rem came face-to-face with the darkness within him, manifesting itself in his own likeness. Rem did battle with this spirit and eventually overcame his doppelganger, though not without major harm. After spending the next few days recovering, he decided to return to his clan to inform the clan's council that he had successfully completed his training arts, and would choose to pursue a different combat art, whilst taking up duty with the Allied Nations' Civil Defense Force, much to his clansfolk's surprise. They did not object, however, and gave their blessings for his departure, albeit to Kiyoku's dismay. Rem tried to reassure her that he would visit as often as possible and see about returning permanently, if the future held such an option for him. This put her mind at ease for the most part, and joined the others in seeing Rem off. Thus, Rem began his official journey to the de-facto capital of Cypheed, Aurum City.
After arriving in the city, Rem immediately took a liking to its industrial architecture and the various technological marvels strewn throughout. Being new to the city, on top of being younger than many other adventurers, managed to attract him some unwanted attention when he began exploring the lower depths of the city and running into some of the more seedier denizens. When the initial brawl broke out, Rem managed to dispatch three of his would-be attackers, but was shortly jumped afterwards by more and more. He managed to survive the onslaught, but only with the intervention of members of the Watch showed up and broke up the rest of the fight. While some tailed after the rest of the assailants, a couple remained behind to help Rem to a nearby medical center. They reprimanded him for trying to take on that many people by himself, but commended him for being able to hold his own in spite of it. They then informed him they would be making a recommendation to the local Watch garrison should he ever want to think about enlisting. With the promises of daily activity to keep himself occupied and a chance to learn new skills and branch his way out as much as possible, Rem graciously accepted the offer and would enlist after recovering.
Within a few years' time, Rem had advanced his way up the hierarchy of the Watch, having made a name for himself as one of the swiftest and most cunning members the CDF had ever trained. Later on, he was approached by Judge Quintus sig Celsus, offering Rem an opportunity take part in a new initiative for reconnaissance for the Allied Nations, Project S.A.I.L., a team of carefully hand-picked members from across the ranks of The Watch to act as the direct right hand of the Judex Council, tasked with performing some of the more dirty work, as it were. Rem made his debut in this division as a Venator, a trained hunter tasked with hunting down the more notorious criminals that plagued the Allied Nations. It was his work as a Venator that allowed him to quickly climb up to the rank of SAIL Tribunus, as well as assuming the duties as the division's leader.
Some time after, the central command for the CDF held a ceremony to recognize some of their recently outstanding members; some for their dedicated service, some going above and beyond their normal scope of duties without asking anything in return, and even finding peaceful alternatives to more sensitive, high-tension situations that would otherwise have been a blood bath. Rem was recognized among these members for his dedication to the service of The Watch. This event had humbled Rem to the point where he felt he needed to get away from the spotlight, prompting him to take a temporary leave of absence and return to his home to not only convey his achievements, but to also reconnect with his family and old friends. After a short time of recuperating at his home in Sargasso Bay, Rem was preparing to return to Aurum City until a fellow excursor brought word of events to him regarding the state of the Allied Nations. The excursor also brought a signed order from Quintus directing him to station himself at the local branch in the city of Arcadia.
Skills, Affinities and Flaws
Equipment and Key items
Enter: Rem Yamane
Family and Friends
Notable Rivals and Enemies
Notable Events and Battles