Name: Joshua Tamashii/Ullr Jormangandr
Kaminari, the Lightning Blade: A katana made of adamantine and enchanted with lightning magic, over the past two years, Joshua has begun using this sword above all others in his collection to the point that it has become his primary magic. The blade can run a current through it to increase the sharpness of the blade to the point that it can cut through steel with the greatest of ease, as well as create and manipulate lightning in minor ways, such as shooting bolts or channeling it through the ground.
Requip: The Swordsman: A requip magic specializing in swords, Joshua is able to summon any blade he possesses from a pocket dimension to his person. He is skilled enough to do in the middle of battle. Should the blades be magical, Joshua is able to unleash their powers to help him deal with other magical foes, making his very adaptable. He currently rarely uses this magic anymore but keeps it in reserve for emergencies.
The swords Joshua has stored away are a wakazashi enchanted with ice magic called Nozan Fuu and a longsword enchanted with fire magic called Akuma no Kiba. The only other sword he has on him is the blade he left his home with and a dagger he uses for more utility purposes then any actual combat.
Magic Level: A
History: Born in the far north as Ullr Jormangandr, where magic is a rarity and most rely on strength of arm and the blade of a sword. Born to the son of the village's strongest warrior, Ullr was taught how to fighting from the age of two and quickly became known as one of the strongest children his age. However, he gained a stigma at the age of five when, during a training session against one of the older children who was much stronger then him. Pushed into a corner, Ullr found himself disarmed and about to lose the fight when there was a flash of light and he had a sword in his hand. The sight caught everyone off guard and the fight was stopped.
Upon returning home, Ullr was criticized for using magic and beaten badly before being told to never do so again. Ullr, being curious and wanting power, disobeyed his father and whenever he was alone, he tried to figure out how to use his magic and it's functions. When he was not practicing magic, he spent his time doing the things all children did in his village, which was training and sparring. He acceled at both of these things and eventually managed to figure out his magic and it's functions.
Needless to say, Ullr began to grow very prideful and arrogant. Thus, when he was thirteen and took part in a tournament amongst his peers and elders. Ullr made it to the finals of this tournament and found himself against an opponent several years his senior. During the fight, Ullr found himself once again on the losing end of the battle. Refusing to lose and willing to do anything to win while also being blinded by his rage at the situation he found himself in, Ullr used his magic to summon a real sword he had stored in there a year before and struck down his opponent.
The consequences were swift and brutal. Ullr was immediately arrested and placed in a cell. The next morning, Ullr found himself on trial for the murder in a competition that was not to be lethal. On top of that, he had used magic and therefore cheated in the competition. Therefore, he was to be executed but his siblings, two great warriors with some pull in their own right, had stepped in and talked down the punishment after hours of debate. He was instead banished to the frozen wastes and to be branded an traitor and murderer. Ullr turned to his siblings for further help but his brother Tyr simply turned away in disgust while his sister Sol kept her eyes focused elsewhere.
When the brand was brought forth, Ullr requested to at least place the brand himself, as long as he made it visible to all. This request was granted and Ullr took the branding iron and shoved the hot metal onto the back of his left hand. After the pain had faded and he got whatever little he was allowed to take with him, Ullr left the village and made his way into the frozen wastes that were his home land.
Ullr nearly died during his first week, almost freezing to death in the usual cold weather. However, his luck held out and a passing hunting party found and took him in, just barely saving him. The hunting party took him back to a military base in the south, where he was nursed back to health., as the fort usually did with those they found out in the waste.
This turned out to be a blessing, as a group of traveling traders happened to be at the fort, selling weapons and other objects. Joshua took an interest in the group after hearing a few stories from then about the lands they traveled to, Ullr took an interest in the land to the east, especially after seeing one of the katana swords that came from there. After days of badgering, he managed to convince the leader of the caravan to let him come with them, as long as he left them once they arrived to the lands in the east.
Ullr spent a solid year with the group before they arrived at the lands to the East. During this time, Ullr had learned the language and a bit about trade to help him when he finally departed from the group. In return, he helped them learn a bit more about the tribes of his land and helped them defend themselves whenever they came under attack. Thus, when the time came, he parted on good terms with them and with a little cash in his pocket.
Ullr spent a solid month, looking for a master to teach him swordsmanship. He was generally turned down by most, due to his being an outsider and the town he was in not looking favorable upon them. When he finally did get information, it was to climb to the top of a mountain to see a recluse who lived there. Having no other lead, Ullr made his way up there.
Thankfully the mountain had stairs carved into them. It took him several days to climb up them and reach the home that rested near the top, just before the snow began to form on it's peak. It was here that Joshua met Kirin, the swordsmaster who resided there. The man was impressed to see one as young as Ullr climb the mountain to seek him out, with no one to accompany him and very little to his name. Despite that, it took several days and tests for Ullr to prove himself before the lessons began.
The first thing Ullr learned, before even touching a sword, was to control his emotions, especially his anger, as well as to let go of his pride. Kirin broke the boy down and had him build himself up into a newer, better person then he had been before. Only after Ullr had been broken down to a more humble, if still slightly assholish person, did his training with the sword begin.
Ullr trained for years and quickly picked up and mastered the Iaido style of swordsmanship along with the basics of several other styles, like Kendo and Niten Ichi-Ryu, taking to the former of the three with the greatest of ease. While there, Joshua also practiced his magic and managed to come to own several magical blades of his own. He also decided to take on a new name, choosing Joshua after one of the merchants he had traveled with and Tamashii, after one of his favorite words he had learned in the East.
By the time he was 20, it was time for Joshua to move on. He decided to head to Fiore, a land where he heard many powerful wizards and fighters came from and test himself against them. It took him an entire year to reach Fiore, during which time he learned the language of the country and a bit more about it's guilds and society. When he did arrive, he made his way straight to the guild Phoenix Wing, to join the best of the best and had ready access to them for possible spars.
The day Joshua joined was the same day as the child spirit user Amelia Averyonna and the Ice Dragon-Slayer, Amaya Van Isis. His first day was definitely eventful as he was whisked away to the land of Edolas along with several other members. While there, Joshua mostly stayed with Amelia and Jarvis, soon growing a bit protective of the former due to her young age and the air of vulnerability she had around her. Luckily, their trip to the foreign land didn't last too long and they soon returned to Earthland, with everyone safe and in generally good shape.
The next couple of weeks were uneventful, as Joshua got used to being in the guild and enjoying the general chaos it's various members caused. While he interacted with various members and kept an eye out for it's younger members, namely Amelia, the member who stuck out the most to him was the Ice Dragon Slayer, Amaya, after he met her during a train ride to a mission he had taken. While initially not thinking much of her, something about the girl seemed to draw him to her and soon he found himself spending more time with her and getting to know of her and her past in concerns to her adoptive mother, the ice dragon Aurora. Joshua was able to sympathize with the loss of her home, even if he had lost his under very different circumstances and promised to help her find her 'mother' and that she need only to ask him for help if she ever needed it.
During the Grand Magic Games, Joshua was not one of the main members of the team and mainly stayed on the sidelines for the entire affair. He did take part in one battle, a tag team battle for that matter, but his contribution to that whole affair was minimal and his team lost, a fact Joshua blames himself for and hates bringing up.
Since then, Joshua has enjoyed a mostly peaceful life at the guild, doing missions to pull his weight and earn the money he needs to survive, while also helping out his guildmates as much as he can, especially Amaya and Amelia. He has for the most part abandoned his requip mangic and instead now focuses on a magic sword he had made specifically for him and now makes use of the sword and the lightning magic it grants him as his primary means of combat.
Personality: If someone were to compare Joshua to an animal, some would likely draw comparisons between him and a wolf. While he is a strong and confident individual, he is most at home with a 'pack', valuing those he calls friends and possibly even family greatly. He will go to whatever lengths he needs to in order to protect his family, even if it means breaking his vow to not kill anyone he fights, for he would rather break that vow that see someone he cares about possibly pass away from this world.
Among those in the guild, he is most protective of it's children members and the Ice Dragon Slayer, Amaya. In terms of the children members, especially the Sam and Elyse, it is a desire to see them grow safely and happily, knowing they will be the future generation after him. In the care for Amelia, it is simply to try and help her second chance at a normal life as free of conflict as possible.
In regards to Amaya, his feelings a bit different. Even after two years, he oblivious to the reason he tries to stay near her and is more protective of her then any other member of the guild. He does not like seeing her get hurt or upset and will go further out of his way to help her and keep her happy then he will other members of the guild. To him, these are just natural actions for him to take but to everyone else, it is obvious he has a crush on her that he is simply oblivious of.
Member 1: Amaya VanIsis
Member 2: Joshua Tamashii
Member 3: Open
Member 4: Open
1. Expert Swordmans specializing in Iaido
2. Reliable and always willing to put forth his best
3. Adaptable to his circumstances
1. Mostly a close to mid range fighter
2. Sometimes a little too blunt with others
3. Refuses to kill, even when it's the only option.
Greatest Love: None really. He has interest but no great love for anything in particular
Motivation: Redemption for a past sin he doesn't care to talk about
Additional Details: There is a brand on the back of his left hand that he cares not to talk about. He'll avoid talking about it at all costs.