㊮ let's start at the beginning. Dosan was born to two loving parents, or at least he thought. What he didnt know was that his father used what little political pull he had to force his mother to marry him.
She was from a well-reputed house of assassins from the east as he was from a house of well a warrior clan that had been in Quacia since its founding. This was done to bring the ultimate killer into the world and thus Dosan Saito came to be. At the tender age of five Dosan's father put him under a vicious and rigorous training regiment.
A deadly blend of physical training would be the focus of Dosan's early childhood from age 5-9. For four arcs his father put him through his paces, reaching the boy's limits, breaking them then building it up again. In this time Dosan learned how to fight, use his surroundings to aid him in battle, how to read the flow of combat, and most importantly how to take a hit.
His body was riddled with bruises and took almost an entire arc to heal on their own. but his mental health suffered far worse than any physical trauma. Because of his father's brutality and psychological manipulation, Dosan snapped his mind fracturing and falling into a psychotic and diabolic nature. His parents were unaware, but their son was becoming quite the little murderer under their noses. But this didn't stop his father, as the next phase of Dosan's training began, and lucky for him it was far less brutal.
From ages, 10 to 18 Dosan's mother took over as she taught him the way of the shadows. In eight whole arcs, he learned the importance of blending in with crowds, like natural camouflage. He was taught that he can hide in a crowd of people, allowing himself to hide in plain sight while in a crowded or bustling area.
She taught him the importance of staying out of the line of sight of guards and those you tail. Another skill she imparted on him was that whistling can be used to lure guards in to take them down with silent methods. Dosan found it perfect for setting up traps from the safety of cover and watching them fall right into it.
After that, he was shown how to pick stalking zones, which can include shrubs and bushes that provide a great deal of ground cover. Next on the list was how to move with silence and precision by teaching him acrobatics in the form of free-running. Dosan took to this like a cat to milk. A bevy of techniques was at his disposal, learning many ways to run, move, and climb with little effort.
Between vertical & horizontal, Dosan was like an escape artist, scaling buildings and heights normal men could only wish they could replicate. The last thing was something Dosan never thought he would learn from his mother, the art of Seduction. at this point Dosan was of 18 arcs of age, learning that seduction was all about charm and reading body language, presenting one's self to be something others can't have any way else but in their bedroom.
She taught him that men & woman can be docile creatures when seduced. She taught him how to flow within any crowd and become the most desirable thing in the room. She told him that one's sexual preference can always be an influence if the right prerequisites are met. During this time she gave him over to the Vicemen when he learned all he needed to know about seduction. In that time he picked up some investigative skill through pillow talk, learning that many became chatty after sex.
As a young man Dosan was shaping up to be everything his father wanted him to be, but he wasn't quite their just yet. To make Dosan even more of a deadly living weapon, his father turned him over to the seekers. He wanted them to make his son a mage in the art of a Becomer, Aberrant, or Defier.
Taking the boy in, Dosan spent his 19th arc with the seekers, to which they watched him. Trying to see which of the magic would best suit him, the seekers examined his habits, finding he was found of the occasional snakes that could sneak into the citadel. When asked what he thought about snakes, Dosan replied that they were fascinating, being able to shed their skin as they did.
He admitted he wished he could be like them, able to shed the scarred and bruised skin. Dosan spent time with the Becomer Seeker, the seeker sharing her knowledge in the fauna of Quacia, mostly the snakes here. In return, Dosan talked about his life.
The two's bond became very close. Towards the middle of his 19th arc, the seeker had built a re-pour with the young man that he was confident in initiating him into becoming. First thing was first, Dosan needed a totem. In a months time, and after careful study, with the removal of his left pinky finger, the seeker and Dosan make his first totem to resemble himself.
With his first totem in hand, Dosan was ready to be initiated. By the end of the trial, Dosan emerged as a Becomer. His time with the seekers had passed and now it was time to return home, sadly however, it was not a home he would have liked to return too.
He had returned home, but all that awaited him was blood and carnage. The family home was a scene out of a horrific battle zone, bodies laid everywhere one could see. Waiting for him was his mother, who explained she could no longer live married to his father, and in turn with the help of her family, she set out to slaughter him and his ilk.
Sadly for Dosan, she had to kill him too. But she was still his mother after all, and still held some love for the boy. "Live your life to the fullest my son, cause one day, I shall come to relieve you of it."
With those words, she kissed her son on the forehead and left. With nowhere to go, Dosan left the home, selling family items in order to afford a home of his own. From that point on he would wander around the city honing his craft and feeding his need for intrigue and murder.
By the time he turned 21, he was at rock bottom, doing any and everything he could just to eat. Most of that time was spent in the Lair, where at the lowest point of his young life, he met someone. At the time he had no clue, but a man had taken an interest in him, offering to give him a job, as a spy of all things, collecting info and keeping certain things within the Lair a secret, he admitted in seeing Dosan when he was 18 and found his flamboyant charm enticing, not to mention that the man was found of a fellow intellectual. Finding a new passion in life, Dosan spent the next two arcs acting behind the scenes in the stead of who he came to idolize and admire, Duke Detlev. ㊮