JAPAN No Existing Calendar Date @EmilyHuene ; @KinkyPrawn There was a time when the Earth was young and the gods walked among the planes. Spirits, angels, demons, all manner of creatures exited in the same place and fought for their own little piece of it. And who was caught in the middle but the poor human race? Gifted with no natural abilities at all they were force to make deals with these deities for weapons and protections. They made spells, enchanted weapons, and some even were given control over the very elements themselves. This is where the Kage clan came into existence. On a large island that would one day be known as Japan, a family of desperate humans made a pact with a wolf spirit in the forests near their home. This being who called himself Ghost, granted power over the shadows in exchange for food and sacrifices. For only through worship did the gods get their power; the more followers who believed in them, the stronger their energies. The small family happily took on the Ghost's title and changed their name to honor Him, for Kage in Japanese meant Shadow. A few generations passed until the Kage family had a newborn son, only...he was not natural. His hair was made of pure silver and his eyes were as bright and colorful as the moon in the sky. The family took the baby to the Ghost demon in the shrine behind their land and requested an explanation. The wolf had no part in the blessing, but he did share a tale with the loyal clan, for they told them this boy had a destiny. His life would one day change the world from it was. Though like all demons, he did not tell them it would not be for the better. The boy was exceptionally gifted. He had a natural way of bending the shadows to his will and could even create copies of himself from his own shadow. He was a natural prodigy, and was held to a high standard in that he learned the virtue of life and to respect those who were not as strong as them, or as blessed in life as them. For sixteen years their family had no incident, keeping to themselves and fending off lower demons and spirits that trespassed onto their lands. But on that fateful year, the boy's destiny would seek him out. For there was trouble brewing in the East and to deal with it, a certain human touch would be needed. And what better person would there be to help the heavenly army that a boy would could walk through walls?