Itchtake Karees-Before, I thought
my soul was mine
Now I think about me only
when I have the time
Hair: Red brown
Eyes: Moss green
Relatives: Yuki Yarla, Jess Karees
leading, most important character in this story. She brings us with her on her
journey into the darkness.
Itchtake's mother was killed when she was three years old, and even though she
was young, she still remembers her mother vividly. She was lucky to have been
found by Yuki so soon afterwards, and he took her away from there, to train on
his ship. Before bringing her to his own school, Yuki tried to get Itchtake into
other school, but because she was such a violent child, she wasn't accepted into
any of them. Finally, in a last attempt to school Itch and take care of her,
Yuki enrolls her as a student in the school he runs- a school only for boys.
There, she must pretend to be a boy and is one of the first students. She meets
the first student, Gail Anyos, who instantly becomes her rival- until the day
that she defeats Gail in single combat when they become best friends.
Ten years after the death of her mother, Itchtake's new home is invaded by the
Sail army, her friends are all killed, and just as Yuki lays dying at the blade
of Finlander, he reveals to her that he is her father.
And with his dying wish, she takes a secret suit of armor, and jumps out of the
ship with Gail, which is the beginning of her adventure.
Itchtake is only thirteen, and probably never expected to be thrown into any
important position, let alone to destroy the world. Before all of this happened
to her, she was your average girl, so long as you overlook the cross-dressing.
She probably had a few crushes on her schoolmates, would have had people she was
close friends with, and some who were her rivals. She would have been kind,
though she's probably too serious to have been a real comedian. And above all,
she would have dedicated herself to pleasing Yuki, since he is the only father
she has ever known.
Now that she is lost to all she knew, she only fights to avenge all the people
she loved who have died, most of all, she fights for her love of Yuki and Gail.
Gail Anyos-We'll be friends
until the end
Hair: Blue Black
Gail was for
the most part raised on the flying samurai ship, and was possibly Yuki's first
student. Being raised as he was, he puts a high priority on honourable combat,
friendship and strength.
Until he was around ten, Gail was the best fighter in the school, and was placed
high among the other samurai boys- they respected him, and he had a lot of
friends thanks to his easy-going manner. Then, he gets himself into a battle
with Itchtake, and for the first time, he is defeated!
This serves as a bit of a shock for him, more so since he and Itchtake always
used to argue and fight. I think that this makes him a bit curious about what
makes Itch tick, so a friendship is formed- their arguing is replaced by
friendly teasing, on both parts.
And some point during their friendship (or maybe even before they were friends-
if Gail was the first student, then it's possible he would have known Itchtake
was a girl before her disguise was put in place), he finds out that she's a
girl- the only one in the whole school. He's a bit protective of her for this,
even though when push comes to shove, she can take care of herself!
Gails friendship and protective instincts for Itchtake are what end up saving
him. He follows her when the ship is attacked, and she ends up bringing him with
her on her fall to the surface. Out of Finlanders clutches. Since then, Gail
follows her and helps her in her quest as best he can, as best as anyone can for
the person they love.
-Out of your mind bent on revenge,
to think I once called you my friend
Relatives: Itchtake Karees, Jess Karees
Yuki is a
catalyst in Jirale, and the deeper we go into the story, the more his presence
is going to be felt. He's Itchtake's Father, and when they were younger, him and
Finlander were good friends.
Kinda funny, since Finlander is now his greatest enemy. Or was.
Even though Yuki dies in the first chapter, like some other dead characters he
gets lots of flashbacks and ghost scenes. He is a mentor and guide to Itchtake
even after death.
Yuki was the principle of a samurai training school for a very long time, about
fifteen years. Probably not much longer though, because Gail Anyos, who is 14,
was one of his first students. All his students are like his children, but Gail
and Itchtake are strongest in his heart.
Ten years before his death, Yuki returned to his house to find his wife -Jess-
dead. In the cradle nearby, he finds his daughter Itchtake. From what he said
though, it sounds like this may have been his first time seeing her, even though
she's three years old. Not knowing what to do with a little girl, he tries to
enrol her in boarding schools, but she is too violent and picks fights. At last,
in desperation he puts her in his own school, where she has to dress as boy.
This is probably for the best, because then they will have a bond, and she won't
grow up alone.
-I must admit when so inclined
I tend to lose it than confront
Hair: Black and red
Relatives: the King of Sail
beginning of Jirale, Finlander seems to be an extremely cold-hearted, bastard of
a villain. But every now and then he seem to let something slip...a phrase, a
hint, of something that happened in his past. It's going to take a long time for
his whole story to come out.
And his story is a sad one.
Finlander may appear to wish nothing but death to Jirale, but he has his
motives. At the start, he didn't want to destroy Jirale, merely to conquer it in
the name of his King; his cousin, his brother.
It is thanks to his royal status that Finlander managed to attain such a high
place, as general of the Sail army, but he wouldn't have been given that
position at all were he not talented, and he is. Yuki did not even manage to
defeat him in battle, but the question is, would he have if Itchtake hadn't
distracted him? A guilt she is going to carry for a long time...
But despite Yuki being distracted, he didn't manage to push Finlander back
beforehand...only Itchtake did. Could that be why he seeks her death so
fervently? Or is there some other reason for his anger?
Finlander is meant to come off as a very unstable character, insane in fact. He
has lost his reason over the years, and has changed drastically, in part because
of something which seems to be Yuki's fault.
Cheng-I-The demi-gods and
god, god knows I'm not at home
Cheng-I is one of the more
serious of the scavengers, next to Gorrec. She's also undoubtedly the best
fighter out of them, and tends to take on scout duty a lot. She usually fights
with her daggers, although they're not the only weapon she can use well.
Cheng joined the scavengers
with her twin brother, David, when they were about twelve years old. They had
been wandering the streets before that, orphans, and it is unknown what happened
to their parents. Cheng was always looking out for David when they bumped into
Gorrec, who took pity on them, and took them into his care along with Yukari.
Cheng and David were very
close during their years on the streets, but after they joined the hunters, they
both drifted a little. David became one of 'the jokers' hanging out mostly with
Seth and Yukari, while Cheng is more Gorrec's second in command. If anything
ever happened to Gorrec, it would probably be her who would take control, even
though she isn't the oldest.
Cheng has a horrible
temper, and when she gets angry, she is an even more deadly fighter. Anything
could set her off, especially lately. She seems to get along well with Itchtake,
since for a long time she hasn't had any non-goofy female company, and I think
she needed a friend a bit more like herself.
Kouri-You've laid your
trip upon me now
won't you take me with you?
Height: 6'11 (but I must be drawing him 6" otherwise he'd be taller than Chi
obviously, isn't human. He is what the Jiraliens call an 'angel', and only they
have real knowledge about angels, excluding scholars from other countries.
He is tossed into the story thanks to Gail, and even though he may seem to only
be likely to be in the story for a chapter or so, he is actually one of the
Being an angel is emphasized by the presence of two giant black wings on Kouri's
back, and the fact that he has certain powers. Also, angels are forbidden to
Because Kouri has never really walked the world before falling in with Itchtake,
he doesn't have much knowledge of it aside from what he's heard from ushering in
the dead. He's light-hearted and funny, liking to make jokes, and he doesn't
take much seriously. He's always smiling, which is why it's so easy to see if
something concerns him or bothers him.
Kouri has been ushering in the dead for what could be centuries, and most of his
personality has developed thanks to the dead he met (he talks a bit about a girl
he met who rubbed off on him with her 'oi's' and heavy metal).
And like all Kouri's, he's a child of Kourigami, but you'll have to keep reading
the story to find out more about that.
When traveling with Itchtake and Cheng, Kouri becomes very close to both of
them, and it isn't so much his promise to Gail as his love for them that keeps
him with the two, and keeps him giving himself to help them.