Tentative Character Profile
Hibari “Akari” Anegawa
↳ prev. Atori
Race: Au Ra
Personality: passionate, diligent, hotheaded, obnoxious, quarrelsome, stubborn, playful & dauntless.
Likes: training, Far Eastern cuisine, fish, tea, winning, swimming, shopping, feathers
Dislikes: condescending types, losing, the cold, heights
Hibari is the third eldest child (of eight) to the Anegawa family of Doma. They Anegawa used to be a prominent warrior family that has served as retainers to many Doman lords for many generations. Under the tutelage of her elders, she has been training for many years alongside her siblings to fulfill her role as a daughter of the Anegawa.
Despite being extremely disciplined and passionate about her duty, she often ran into trouble due to such as her own inability to cooperate with her siblings, lack of poise and almost any tactical skill, leading her to pick a number of petty fights with anyone who would cross her. This had only contributed to her increasing feelings of inferiority compared to her siblings, who were (for the most part) much more highly regarded for their classic Anegawa temperament. As her temper only worsened with age, she eventually got into a heated argument with the elders over their her perceived unjust treatment. After nearly getting herself exiled, she decided to leave Doma on her own terms, finding her family unworthy of her “prowess” as a warrior and retainer.
Now at fifteen summers, she decided seek passage across the Ruby Sea in hopes of finding a similar position in Hingashi. There, she quickly adopted the alias of Akari in a bid to reject her family and her connection to them. After struggling to make ends meet for a while, she eventually learns of the Samurai and quickly becomes engrossed in the style of fighting and way of life. She eventually is able to gain a position as a trainee after her relentless attempts to join (and countless rejections).
There, Akari trains for nearly a year before catching wind of Doma’s fall to the Garlean army, and then the destruction of the Anegawa at their hand. After hearing rumors suggesting that a handful of Anegawa had survived the massacre and fled the City-State, she loses all drive to continue her training as a Samurai. This becomes quite clear to her masters, who to her surprise, suggested that she pursue these rumors in order to find peace. However, they warned that choosing this path could potentially close her off from returning to Hingashi until, due to the increased border restrictions around the Raen refugees. Reluctantly, Akari agrees, feeling she needed to gain some closure in terms of her family.
After sneaking onto a ship of Doman refugees, who had been rejected asylum at hingashi, she begins her pursuits under the guise of a refugee.