Aliases: Sayuri (professional name), Harumi Kagehoshi
Weight: 115 lbs
Hair Colour: Blonde (dyed) Black (originally/wearing a wig to play geisha roll)
Eye Colour: Brown
Place of Birth: Kyoto, Japan
PersonalityHarumi is calm, and open minded. She is also quick and calculating. When she is on a job, often she will appear to be cold or short to others, but in reality is is very kind and polite. Harumi gets very self-conscious when she is not wearing her make-up and feels exposed, which is why she can be shy. Harumi is diligent and loyal, she also stands by what she thinks is right. Even if she is on a paying mission, if what she is ordered to do goes against her values, she will not do it. Harumi is also feminist, but secretly a romantic (to her dismay, her job does not permit her to marry). Harumi is charismatic, which she learnt from training. Harumi loves dogs, and has a shiba dog named Kiba (Kiba the Shiba has a nice sound, no?) Harumi is also very talented as an artist, dancer, writer, cook, and entertainer which she learnt from her training as a geisha. While working, Harumi always wears her make-up and goes by the name 'Sayuri' in order to protect her personal life.
HistoryHarumi knew nothing, other than the life of a geisha. Her mother had been a geisha before her, until she married Harumi's father. Harumi's mother, Sakura was ambitious, strong, and independent; everything Harumi strove to be. Sakura's mother had also been a geisha, and as far as the family linage could be traced, so could the life of the geisha. Every woman on Harumi's mother's side had, at a young age, joined the Chuurippu Okiya (Okiya=Geisha house) in Kyoto, Japan, Chuurippu Okiya was not like other okiya. They offered special services. On top of the best entertainment and most beautiful girls, they offered another service. Chuurippu Okiya's geisha were all trained warriors. They could be hired as body guards, mercenaries, or assassins, with in reason. Their services were the best, but the most expensive.
Harumi was born in the modern era, where she had a choice, but Harumi wanted to be a geisha for the Chuurioppu Okiya. As soon as she was old enough, Harumi began training as a geisha. Her onee-san (mentor and teacher) while she trained was her mother's sister's daughter, Chiyo. Harumi studied diligently, and worked as hard as she could. Unlike most okiya, the geisha of the okiya retained their flowery appearance and thick make-up, even when geisha became full-fledged geisha. This was to hide their identity, and appear more 'innocent'. Harumi became a full-fledged geisha when she turned 17, which was young.
Harumi continues to work for the Chuurippu Okiya, but because of her high status in the okiya, she is able to take on what ever jobs she wishes.
In particular, Harumi is looking for her mother's murderer. When Harumi began training, she could no longer be by her mother's side. One day, Harumi's life crumbled around her when she heard of her mother's death. Most thought it was a accident, but Harumi, with her keen eyes, could easily see it was a murder. The police dropped the case, but (in her off hours) Harumi continues to search for anything that would lead her to her mother's murderer.
Ebisu After the mother of the Chuurippu Okiya passed away, Harumi was given the position, as she had been such a strong and profitable giesha. Harumi obliged. She saw this as an opportunity. Harumi was no longer bound to the Okiya. Harumi created a team, Ebisu, their funding coming from their own work, and from the Okiya that Harumi owned. Harumi still does a few jobs, or takes the disguise of a geisha on her missions. But her main job, now, is management.
Harumi recruited heroes to band together in a guild-like team which she named Ebisu. They clean up the bad guys secretly. Harumi even recruited Callis, a knight from another world. Partially she was unsure of how he would make out in the strange new world, and also because me possesses promising and strong abilities. Because of Ebisu, Harumi also changed her wardrobe. Although she still wears her kimono on geisha business or formal events, Harumi developed a 'professional uniform' for when she needs to present herself as the leader of Ebisu. Specifically when she is out and around the Ebisu HQ, and dealing with clients. Sometimes she will interchangeably wear this uniform to fight, and is usually used when guile is not required. When Harumi does fight, and guile is required she wears her more ninja-esque outfit. Her uniform is military like, although feminine.
Abilities/WeaponsHarumi is a quick thinker, and is a formidable 'Portal 2' player. She is also strong on the battlefield. Harumi can fight with most weapons, but she does not have extremely strong muscles, which prevents her from using heavy guns, and big swords. Harumi uses concealed knives, kunai, and shuriken. She is also talented with a katana, which can often be concealed in the handle of her parasol. Harumi carries twin bladed fans (tessen) , which can slice through a block of wood with ease. She is strong in aikido, and karate and is able to effectively use a man's weight against him. Harumi is trained with many other Japanese weapons such as the yumi, tanto, and naginata. She is also well trained with modern weapons such as guns, but she prefers the silent art of bladed weapons.
Harumi possesses no magical powers, other than outstanding beauty.