||Thu Sep 27 2001
Name: Jayce Toranosai
Profession: Otokoshi (someone responsible for dressing geisha); Jaiteran Avatar of Justice
Relatives: Jenner (Father, deceased); Anadrienne (Mother, deceased); Aiko Tanaka (Adoptive Mother); Illyana Sakamoto, Sakura Aida (Adoptive Sisters); Eros d'Armand (Adoptive Uncle)
Race: Trafari, Setsukovian
Height: 5' 7"
Weight: 152 lbs (extremely athletic and well toned)
Eyes: Silvery emerald green with black sclera; his irises seem to glow faintly in the dark
Clothing: Varies, although he is partial to wearing a blue or green gi or a blue kimono-style jacket with a bird design over one shoulder or various kanji elements with black pants. Jayce also often wears a black bandana either around his forehead or over his eyes when he wishes to fit in among humans who might otherwise be unnerved by his eyes.
Accessories: Jayce does not typically carry many extraneous items and there are few accessories necessary to fulfill his duties. He does, however, carry an assortment of herbs and spices that he uses to make tea. This tea is invariably delicious, appealing to the specific preferences of the drinker, regardless of what spices were used. In addition, the tea has restorative properties.
Weaponry: Until recently, Jayce possessed his father's sword, a holy relic handed down through the generations from Temple Guardian to Temple Guardian. The sword was said to have been crafted from a fragment of Raiikechien himself. As such, the blade possessed several supernatural abilities:The blade was always cool to the touch and seemed impervious to any form of heatWhen swung with sufficient force, the blade was capable of generating a gale force arctic wind in excess of 200 mphWhen placed in water and willed to do so, the sword was able to freeze the water at a rate of a hundred cubic feet per minuteWhen held and willed to do so, the sword could generate an area of frozen moisture in the air not unlike fog or heavy mist, expanding at a rate of 10 feet per minute in all directions from the sword.
Raiikechien reportedly shattered the sword to deny Jayce its use. Jayce has since begun the Savage Trial in order to create his own sword to replace the one he lost.
It is uncertain if this is simply a highly developed skill or actually a power, however Jayce possesses an inhuman aptitude for mastering languages. In his time on Earth, he mastered Japanese, several dialects of Chinese, as well as English, French and some German.
Combat Style: Torawoyanihanatsu (虎を野に放つ (also "とらをやにはなつ"); "To let the tiger loose in the field")
This is a unique combat style known only to the Setsukovian temple guards and while it is typically taught from master to student from youth into adulthood, Jayce appears to have mastered the style by pure instinct. This open-hand combat style involves a lot of crouching, use of the full body, swipes specifically to compromise an opponent's stability and footing, and vital point strikes.
Because Jayce spent much of his life on Earth hiding his eyes while in public, he has learned to rely on his other senses to guide himself as much as his actual eyesight. His senses of smell and hearing are uncanny, being comparable to a tiger in both regards. When his eyes aren't covered, Jayce is able to see in any level of light, including pitch darkness. Jayce's sense of taste is only slightly more advanced than that of a human, having benefited only slightly from the olfactory connection to his sense of smell. His tactile senses, though, are capable of discerning a great level of detail through his fingertips -- a skill he acquired while working to dress geisha blindfolded.
Resilience against Foreign Influence
Jayce appears to have inherited an ability granted typically only to the High Priestesses of Raiikechien-- he is completely immune to being involuntarily compelled against his will. He cannot be mentally subverted, magically manipulated or in any way forced to act in a manner that he does not wish to act. It is through this power that the High Priestesses are able to ensure their impartiality in all judicial matters and remain free of anything that would otherwise jeopardize their independence. As a side effect of this ability, Jayce possesses a high resilience to any foreign substance that might otherwise affect his health, including poisons, drugs and diseases. Jayce also recovers from physical damage rapidly, regenerating scrapes and bruises in a matter of hours instead of days.
Jayce possesses cat-like reflexes that allow him to not only land on his feet from almost any fall but grants him incredible flexibility as well as the ability to move both lightly and silently.
Jayce possesses a limited form of precognition that allows him to sense and anticipate impending danger. He does not possess enough of a prescience to warn others, merely to act in an effort to avoid the danger.
Gorogoro Tora-ku (ごろごろ 虎句; "Thunder Roar")
By harnessing his chakra energies and focussing them into a single point in the center of his hand, Jayce is able to release an explosive beam of concussive force equal to 500lbs per square inch with a maximum range of 500 feet.
Bai Tenchu Ha (倍 天誅 刃; "Two-fold Edge of Heaven's Wrath")
Through use of this second level attack, Jayce is able to generate a vortex of positive and negative chakra energies that assault the target by creating a cascading imbalance in their own chakra, often with devastating results. The less control and concentration the target possesses, the more vulnerable they are to this attack.
Yowa Kougetsu Hinokeiji (夜半 皓月 火の啓示; "Midnight Moon Burning Armageddon")
This elite level attack is perhaps Jayce's strongest to date. Unfortuantely, due to the extreme amount of time required to sufficiently charge the attack and the fatigue Jayce suffers as a result of its use, this often mandates its use as an all-or-nothing alpha strike. Since any living victim would have to be unaware of the attack or immobilized, Jayce generally refuses to use this ability against a living target.
Bankyou Doutai (万境 同体; "All Places Simultaneously")
By activating this secret justu technique, Jayce is able to fold his chakra energy around himself such that he can appear to be in multiple places at once. This is, in essence, a manipulation of quantum time as Jayce is revealing temporally displaced shadows of himself. The more he creates, though, the more his energy levels are drained and the less tangible the duplicates are.
Mugen no Bunshin (無限 乃 分身; "Infinite Duplication")
The more advanced version of the Bankyou Doutai technique. Through use of this technique, Jayce can create a seemingly unending series of duplicates, but while briefly more powerful than those created by the Bankyou Doutai, the duplicates of the Mugen no Bunshin are far more short-lived, remaining only for a few minutes before dispersing once more.
Tora no Ippan Henshin (虎 の 一半 変身; "Tiger Half Transformation")
As a result of the Savage Trial, Jayce has acquired the ability to manifest the appearance and abilities of a tiger, growing white fur, a tail, claws, and accentuating his already cat-like senses and agility. Further, while in this hybrid form, Jayce is twice as strong and twice as fast as his normal trafari form.
Weaknesses: Jayce is extremely uncomfortable as 'the center of attention.' His entire childhood was spent serving others and trying to be as invisble as possible while doing it. It is difficult for him to sit by while others serve him and does his best to remove himself from the spotlight whenever possible.
Personality: Jayce is very fun-loving and compassionate. He is a strong believer in "the spirit of the law" rather than the "word of the law" -- a belief that occassionally puts him at odds with his god, Raiikechien, the Lord of Judgement. His word is his bond, and though it isn't always easy to understand his meaning, Jayce never lies.
Ambition: To call it an ambition is to give it more of a personal onus than really applies to Jayce, but suffice to say, his purpose in life is to bring peace and harmony to those who cannot provide it for themselves. To that end, he places himself as the barrier to anything that would threaten the stability and tranquility of the universe, willing to pay whatever cost is necessary.
* "Ready for Action" by Andrew Graham
* "Merry Christmas 2005" by Andrew Graham
* "Jaitera Character Tab Set 1" (Upper Left) by Andrew Graham
* "Jayce Toranosai .:. Waterfall" by William Croft and Andrew Graham
* "Jaitera: Tsumi no Kioku" Spring 2006 Splash Page by William Croft and Andrew Graham
* "Tora no Ippan Henshin" by William Croft and Andrew Graham
Special Note: Although many would hold that Jayce Toranosai has been in the Dream for many years serving as the original Time Lord, it was revealed that the being known as Jayce was actually a figment created by the Al Khaem in the image of the real Jayce Toranosai. This being was later destroyed by Branan, the Lord of the Al Khaem. The real Jayce has no knowledge of the actions of his time manipulating simulacrum.