This is Sanyo news! The warmth of summer has just arrived, the odd chill that was spring is now gone! We got some strange news for you rumor mongers though. It seems that there is a cherry blossom tree atop the Bubble. All attempts to have it taken down seem to have failed. For now it still seems to be under investigation.
Basics Full Name: Alisa Weiss Ayakura Nickname(s): Lorelei, Weissritter Age, D.O.B.: 24, July 26th Gender: Female Class: Guardian User Arcana: Hermit Grade/Career: Full-Time Private Investigator, Freelance Artist. Posts her art as well as random warnings on her Twitter. Ethnicity: Half-Japanese, Half-German Family: Kariya Ayakura (deceased, father) and Anna Stein (deceased, mother)
Appearance Face Claim: Ryougi Shiki, Kara no Kyoukai
Standing at around five foot five, Alisa looks rather plain despite her lithe, defined figure and toned features (that come from years of strenuous physical training). Her eyes are strangely colored, they seem to be in between brown and hazel, but you can't quite tell if it's one or the other. Her hair is always kept short and you rarely see Alisa with long hair, but she seems to leave the ends of her hair frayed and when confronted about it, she uses the excuse of laziness. Despite her average height, her physique is quite well-built and it seems she can take care of herself when danger arises. Due to her nature as an investigator and artist, it seems it's hard to take her seriously on the battlefield. She has a healed, but rather large scar that runs down from the left of her torso down along the right of her stomach which happened as a result of a car accident which she miraculously survived.
Her most defining feature is what she wears - she's usually seen wearing a plain, blue kimono without any ornamental designs, accompanied by a modern red jacket with a furry collar. Instead of geta sandals she always wears knee-high boots. The heels of the boots aren't pleasant to feel when she kicks you with them, of course. On occasion, she leans towards more traditional kimono when she is in the mood, but since she rarely goes out in a way that makes her recognizable, it is very difficult to actually find her in this manner.
Likes: Melon bread, money, gathering information, getting what she wants, beautiful art, staying away from noisy places, learning about mysterious things Dislikes: Being told she's stupid, being chided for her work without criticism, art theft, being impeded from getting what she wants, outrageous behavior, raucous places/occasions Hobbies: Creating works of art, mostly a mixture between landscaping and less savory art (bordering on R-18 territory). She likes to investigate the dirty secrets of other people and has gotten quite rich out of it. She spends a lot of time trying to enrich her knowledge since she feels she is already quite capable physically. Goals: "Isn't it fun to be able to know everything about anyone? By the way, I'm not a hitman, so don't ask me to assassinate someone."
Alisa was always some two-faced sort of person. She has her "usual demeanor" which she employs when she goes about her daily day-to-day life, being passively friendly towards strangers and making sure not to pick fights with anyone, generally behaving like how a typical law-abiding citizen should behave. This is because she knows that the work she accepts from her clients whether it is investigation or art has gotten her in hot water with the Internet. Alisa also appears to be painfully aware that there are some bent on trying to get revenge on her because they have been the victims of her investigations. Therefore, she always tries her best not to make too much of a scene when she has to leave her home-cum-office. Despite this, she has learned numerous techniques in order to try and get what she wants. Regardless of this shady behavior, Alisa can be reasonably relaxed and chill when she's around good company. That, however, is under the pretense that she has good company. Her job has left her in a position where many people hate her more than like her.
Things get a bit different when she's on the trail for something she's looking for, or when she's hunting a lead that may help her accomplish her goals. She can be a little on the vicious side, almost predatory in nature, and this is something she's had to hold back in front of her contacts and in front of friends, as she is a little stubborn when it comes to trying to get what she wants. She gets a little potty-mouthed as well, but this seems more restricted to flowery versions of cursing rather than... cursing outright. As a result, it can be rather insufferable to stay near her when she's concentrated on a goalpost - some extreme form of tunnel vision, one might say. No, this side of her doesn't necessarily make her a tomboy, she's simply a woman who knows her priorities, or something to that effect. Well, that's her defense for it. It's almost schizophrenic or bipolar in nature how she manages to switch between phases so well, but she has no mental condition.
This switch is basically the result of the teachings of her mother, and incorporates the various techniques she has learned. As a result, Alisa comes off as rather unusually mysterious and can very easily act in a sultry or seductive manner. However, this is all a front because she utilizes this kind of behavior to lure others into a honeypot trap in order to extract information and such from them. She is also very daring when she's on the move to follow a person's or client's request.
Alisa Ayakura is the product of an international relationship between a young German woman and a slightly older Japanese man. Apparently, the young couple met each other through an online website and hit it off rather well, and it certainly helped that the dad, Kariya Ayakura, was reasonably well-off and had a stable job in the computer industry, supplementing that with writing work on the side. However, though the union was a happy one and the eventual marriage turned out great, Kariya learned something about his spouse, Anna, that he might not have wanted to learn (but eventually ended up not regretting), shortly after Alisa was born - Anna was a dealer... Not a typical dealer of wares like in retail, but rather, a dealer of illegal information. Anna sought to use her own expertise in combination with Kariya's knowledge in order to conduct investigation on suspicious behavior all over the world. The reason why Anna had chosen this occupation was because as a former mercenary who had experienced much bloodshed on her own hands, she wanted to redeem herself and do something right for once, even if she still held an attachment to the illegal behavior she originally thrived in when she was younger.
Of course, this resulted in some form of neglect towards Alisa, but apparently the young child at the time didn't seem to care much - she was more interested in what her parents Kariya and Anna were doing rather than having a normal childhood. On top of that, when Anna discovered Alisa was interested in their work (Kariya had eventually warmed up to Anna's proposition once he found out that through Anna's information and details he could find ways to improve his skills and earn more money), the German lady used this opportunity to turn Alisa into her successor. Thus, their work was sent to a slowed pace as Anna used this important time in a child's years to mold Alisa into someone who would eventually come to act just like she did - inconspicuous on the outside, but a ravenous vulture for information on the inside. On top of that, when Alisa became old enough to handle dangerous objects without potentially slicing herself open, Anna taught her close quarter combat. Alisa was never taught how to use firearms, and when Alisa confronted her mother about it, Anna said that "traditional weaponry was better." To this day, Alisa never understood what she meant by that.
Eventually, Alisa had a morbid interest in following after her mother's footsteps, and attempted to kickstart her career as a private investigator. This happened around the time when she was admitted into university. Anna permitted Alisa to learn and develop more advanced information extraction techniques around her second year at university, and Alisa eventually became an assistant for her mother. Kariya didn't seem to care too much since he eventually found out that the money Anna was receiving for her work was much more than he could even earn a month. Unfortunately, it wasn't the sort of thing you could refer to as savory, so Kariya instead tried to help the pair out by masking their trail with his expert knowledge and make it so no one would really find out the truth behind their actions. Sadly, this eventually came to a rather tragic end.
One of the people that Alisa and Anna was grabbing dirt on was a particularly rich individual. He managed to figure out that these two were grabbing dirt on him and leaking it to their client so that it could be used as blackmail fuel (naturally, said information was criminal in nature). In order to silence the two of them, he waited for the opportunity for Alisa's entire family to be out and about. He waited patiently until the time Alisa, Kariya and Anna were all on a trip during the Christmas holidays in order to go Christmas shopping. A tragic car accident occurred when a delivery truck deliberately and ferociously collided into Kariya's car, causing huge damages and killing Anna and Kariya in the impact. Alisa on the other hand was injured heavily but she was in the back seat of the car where less of the impact happened, thereby only rendering her comatose.
While she was hospitalized and comatose, Alisa's condition was barely stable. In Alisa's consciousness, there a mysterious yet seemingly monstrous figure that materialized into her mind. Even though she was comatose, it was as if Alisa's will and spirit was forcing itself to live in. It identified itself as 'Ongyo-ki,' which Alisa didn't recognize since she did not study much in the way of mythology, legends and folklore. Regardless, it seemed to sense the tenacity and desire for vengeance inside Alisa's mind. Though it was an oni, 'Ongyo-ki' decided that in order to attain its own goals, it would form a bond with Alisa and give her the power to fight back. The bond was formed and soon after that, Alisa woke up from her coma.
Alisa eventually managed to get revenge on the person who tried to kill her and had successfully killed her parents. She didn't do this directly, but rather managed to get the information leaked to her client ahead of time while at the same time inheriting the riches and property of her parents due to being their next of kin. Alisa now vows to become more well-equipped to fight against these threats in the darkness while at the same time continuing to investigate the dark truths behind the mysteries of the world, whilst guiding her clients and those who directly contact her.
Main Weapon: Combat knife left behind by her mother (Slashing) Sub Weapon: Composite bow left behind by her mother (Piercing)
Wears her regular clothing for 'armor'.
Alisa's combat training by her mother is quite comprehensive, however it lacks any training on how to properly use firearms. Therefore, with the help of Ongyo-Ki, she battles up close with her knife and can only protect herself from range using 'primitive' range weapons like the bow and arrow.
RAIKOUZAN - Deals light Slash + Electric damage to one foe. HOLY ARROW - Deals light Pierce damage to one foe. Medium chance to inflict Charm. DEKAJA - Dispels all -kaja effects from foes.
Ongyo-Ki is one of the four oni controlled by Fujiwara no Chikata, alongside Sui-Ki, Fuu-Ki and Kin-Ki. Ongyo-Ki was often referred to as the 'stealth demon' because of its ability to suppress its own aura and become virtually invisible. It was able to surprise and ambush its enemies in this way. It also had the ability to create illusionary clones of itself, making people believe that this is the origin of ninjutsu, otherwise known as ninja techniques. Though Ongyo-ki and the other three mighty oni were summoned in order to overthrow the Emperor at the time and conquer the nation, they were easily unsummoned thanks to the Emperor reciting a poem.
Despite his demonic nature, Ongyo-Ki as a Guardian Spirit to Alisa is seen as more of a devil whisperer. Alisa treats Ongyo-ki was a powerful advisor and strategist and is immensely thankful towards the power that it has granted her. Though Alisa still doesn't know nor understand what Ongyo-ki actually wants, she hopes that the partnership will last long.