Kanuki “Kan” Takanashi  
At a tender age Kan's family was slaughtered along with various members of the province she once lived in.  The only remaining member of her family, her older brother Seiji, is the only thing that keeps Kan connected and informed of the family's past existence.  Kan forewent all formal education and is only trained in martial arts, though street smarts came with age.  Already a master of the Takanishi fighting style, the quest for martial knowledge has not stopped there.  Kan has also achieved a black belt ranking in Tominogoshi-Do, stopped studying Samura-Kai, and has learned Master Daisuke Matsunoshin’s secret fighting technique the Kami No Te.  Kan is quite possibly Japan’s strongest martial artist, yet holds a secret that if discovered would be punished by execution.  With all this acclaim in the male dominated world of martial arts, the latest “Dragon Tournament Champion” is a woman.
Seiji Takanashi  

Seiji is Kan’s oldest brother and only living relative.  After their village was destroyed by marauders, Seiji joined Kan on a quest to find those responsible for the loss of their loved ones.  Although Kan possess martial arts prowess the likes of which has never been seen, Seiji’s discipline is in medicine, religion and ethics.  He guides Kan through many trials as a spiritual guide and maintains the secrecy of her gender.  Though Seiji’s principle responsibility is to aid his sister, he has taken on a personal goal after a love at first site encounter with Rei Yakama.  This lead Seiji to pursue his love interest, and through commonality with Ryu Yakama, has become the only outside male to successfully pursue and gain access to the mysterious Yakama compound. 

Yuudai Kato  

Yuudai Kato is one of Japan’s strongest, and most notorious, warriors.  Before Yuudai began training he was most known as a trouble making drunkard who would cause calamity everywhere he ventured.  Yuudai would drink and run up a large tab.  Needing money to satisfy the bar keep, Yuudai would challenge anyone he believed had the largest purse and wager that they pay his tab.  Although fearless, Yuudai’s lack of martial arts skill would often times lead to a personal unfortunate ending.  It wasn’t until Master TakkiDaigohitsu, after being challenged by Yuudai, offered Yuudai a spot under his tutelage. Yuudai may no longer be addicted to alcohol as his ways passed, but his braggadocios attitude continue to carry on.

Rokuro Katsunoka  

RokuroKatsunoka was one of the most humble nobles throughout Japan.  His charity and gentle nature was something every one believed to be model.  Seen on numerous occasions providing for the sick and hungry, and known for his ability to wield a sword, Rokuro became a living legend.  Because of his outstanding character and talent, Rokuro was gifted the legendary Shukumei-Ken and sworn to protect it from those who would intend to use it for evil.  Rokuro lived peacefully raising his family and practicing his art until his house was attacked by the KuraiHitokage as they attempted to steal his famous blade.  In a fierce battle, Rokuro lost his home, students and namely, his son.  Now, the master wanders Japan searching for those who wronged him and stole his peaceful life.

NaohiroTominogoshi  

Noble Naohiro has come of age.  The only Tominogoshi son who maintains the traditions of the family is being groomed to take over the well-established dojo.  While his older siblings and cousins have sought principle in other areas such a real estate and business, Naohiro has pledged to carry on the legacy his forefathers created.  With intent and vigor, Naohiro began training at a young age after he assisted protecting his home from a band of thieves who invaded his family compound.  During the attack, Naohiro single-handedly brought down one of the thieves saving his young brothers and sisters who had huddled in a closet.  From that point on, Naohiro understood his destiny.  Though he has seen all of his siblings leave the compound, he vows to them his protection, and reminds them that he is merely a message away.