I submitted this last time, though some tweaks to backstory have been made for the position of navigator. Last time, you said haki wasn't yet allowed, and I was wondering if that had changed. If it hasn't just tell me and I'll make the necessary adjustments.
At first glance, Shingo appears to be a rather tall and frail man. The aura he emits and his stance soon dissuade others of the notion that he is weak, however. His eyes are a piercing amber, and his face is framed by a wild mane of black hair. Over his thin frame he has draped a hooded light brown jacket. On his right hip he has strategically placed a first aid kit. Across his back is a massive spear, appearing ridiculously large on a man of Shingo's build.
Shingo was born on the isle of Unabara in the West Blue. His father ran a small dojo that taught sojutsu, or spear-fighting. As such, much of Shingo's childhood was spent practicing sojutsu and perfecting their familial style, the Sagi no Yari. However, it was from his grandfather that he gained his ambition. Apparently, a long time ago, before Gol D. Roger was even born, their dojo was powerful and respected. Sadly, it began to steadily decline as the number of pirates increased. There were a number of reasons for this. First of all, people began to simply ignore the spear in favor of other, "flashier", weapons, like the sword or the gun. Also, the number of Devil Fruit users rose dramatically, and so, even fewer people looked to the spear as a possible defense. Third, the legendary weapon, the Gae Bolg, was stolen from the head of the family. While they were still a force to be reckoned with, that specific weapon was the focus of their most powerful skills. The greatest fault lay in the clan itself, however. The style had been developed in a time of war as a ferocious art, but afterward, it slowly became gentler. For this very reason, people began to avoid it. His father had basically given up on restoring the family's style to its former glory, but Shingo swore that he would do it.
With the help of his grandfather, he threw himself into learning about the original style, and attempted to recreate it using the scraps of information that they found.Sadly, his grandpa was an old man, and he fell ill when Shingo was 15. Enraged by his helplessness, Shingo ran from their village and went to challenge another dojo, believing that he was ready. He was brutally shown otherwise. After a sound defeat, Shingo returned home and explained to his grandpa what had happened. His grandfather yelled at him for a while, before settling back down and thinking. They realized that there was simply not enough information to rebuild an effective style, and that they would have to create some completely new techniques. At the same time, Shingo's anger found an outlet in art. He threw himself into cartography with the same passion he held for sojutsu, drawn by the siren call of the sea as his last ties to land faded away. In doing so, he completed the second half of his familial style, the mental half. Sagi no Yari's philosophy was that each member had to be a balanced individual, so one who's greatest skill lay in destruction had to be tempered with a gift of creation or protection as well. As his skill in both navigation and sojutsu increased, he noticed something strange occurring. He began to be able to sense those around him, even without looking.
When he turned 20, Shingo decided that he had developed his new style, Myoujin Ryū, to a relatively good level. However, he would need to use the style out in the real world to remove any flaws and to improve its effectiveness. This left him with just two paths, piracy or the Marines. After some thought, he discarded the idea of joining the Marines, as he felt it would be two confining. Piracy would give him the opportunity to test Myoujin Ryū out against weapon masters and martial artists of all types. For the next three years, he traveled from the West Blue to the North Blue, fighting in various dojos and making a name for himself. Along the way, he began to refine his artistic and cartographic skills, building a small stockpile of maps and pictures.
- Refine Myoujin Ryū, and make it the most powerful style in all the Blues.
- Find Gae Bolg in order to utilize the advanced techniques of the style
- To stand on the island Raftel, and gaze upon the edge of the world