Katsu Nocte is a male character. He is described as a self-motivated, calculating individual and his cover story is he was born into a community of samurai residing in the isles of the Eastern Lands under the name Yamato Senwi. Since his youth, he has lived an eventful life involving several kingdoms and organizations including but not limited to Ardougne, Varrock, the Commonwealth of Gielinor, Dark Moon, the Tree Gnome Stronghold, and Falador. This individual has also experienced death and lived in the body of a cat.
If one were to look at Katsu's face, they would see a pair of dark brown eyes, his hair is beginning to gray and grow, and that is about it that is worth mentioning about his face.
Katsu stands at a height of 5'9", weighing about 152lbs, he would have dark Kharidian skin, and an average build. He would usually be seen with a large backpack and nothing more than a sword and dagger, and a few metal cylinders on his belt.
Katsu speaks in a thick Kharidian Accent, a deep, naturally loud voice, which is hard to ignore whenever he speaks.
Katsu is usually a loud, easily bored person. His main hobbies are working on explosives, creating new weapons, going on crazy hunts, usually dragging others along, creating invasion plans, and travelling. He absolutely hates crowds, and boring people.
Now, also some things he likes and hates.
- Creating plans for various wars that aren't even going on
- Making weapons
- Dull days
- Dwarven Stout
- Being told what to do
- Mushrooms (He ate one once, made him sick for days)
Katsu has a wide variety of weaponry and armour, of course it's stored in a safe part of his underground home, some of the most notable equipment he might use is listed and explained.
The Beacon Sword (Stored away)
The Beacon sword is a thin longsword made of mithril, the blade itself has nothing special to it, except it has been enchanted to summon Katsu to the place the spell is read, the spell is carved into the bottom part of the blade by the hilt. When summoned, Katsu can physically appear next to the summoner, unless Katsu or the summoner is in a teleblocked area, in which case, if one is teleblocked, Katsu can temporarily mentally take over the summoner and fight for them. If taking over, Katsu has to be in a solitary and undisturbed area, any break to his concentration will cause him to lose the connection to the summoner.
The spell of the sword "Ex hoc lamina, in editi sit, vocare unam qui pro me"
When cast, the words carved up the blade would react, glowing a dark purple, as a ring of purple light forms around the summoner, the light spirals around the summoner, as a second circle forms next to him with the word "Vocare" in the second ring, and as the spiral dies down, the second purple ring shoots up and solidifes for a second, and then fades, the summoned standing where the second circle once was.
Now, as said earlier, this does not always work, the summon will not work if the summoner or the summoned is teleblocked, the summoner or summoned is in a teleblocked area, or if the summoned rejects the request. If physical summoning is impossible, the following will happen.
A thick black spiral would run up both the summoned arms, looking like tattoos on the arms, the same would happen to the legs, the spirals running across the body until all 4 lines meet in a circle on the summoners chest, the word "Vocare" in the black circle on the summoners chest. When this occurs, the summoned can control the summoners body until the summoner terminates the summon, the summoner is killed, or knocked out.
There are some limits to the summoning. The summoner must have the blade in hand when summoning. The summon will strain the summoners body per summon. The summoned can not kill the summoner. The summoner can not kill the summoned.
Katsu can usually be seen with at least 4 metal cylinders on his belt, inside of these are wooden cylinders with a fuse, the insilde of the wooden cylinder packed with gunpowder. These would be his lightest and easiest to carry explosives, which he may use in battle for distraction or terrain destruction.
The Quick Bombs are low in power, they will not cause much damage to armour alone. The fuses are also exposed, which means they could be put out by a strong gust of wind or by water. The fact that the cylinders themselves are just wood makes the entire cylinder susceptible to water, which will cause them not to work.
Katsu Ignis was born in the eastern lands, on a large island which contained multiple villages and independent countries. He himself was born in a small community of swordsmen who were called "samurai" where he lived. His born name was Yamato Senwi. His father was the head of a small swordsman school on the outskirts of the village, this is where Yamato learned his basic fighting. He also had a brother named Setori Senwi, who was about 5 years older than him. Setori took over control of the school when he decapitated his father in a duel for leadership, duels of the sort were common in the village and throughout the island, thus the death did not really faze anyone. Yamato left the island when he was about 24, making his way to the mainland of Gielinor, where he changed his name to Katsu Ignis, and the real story unfolds.
The Russia Empire (Katsu's Involvement)
Katsu meets with a friend of his, the friend called himself Blood. Katsu and Blood decided to try to rally Kinshra. They were not very successful, gathering no supporters. That is when they met a man called Russia, in Falador, they began to work together. It was at this time, that they would decide to walk into Falador castle, the knights were extremely rude to the three, though they were doing their job as White Knights to keep us out, we managed to get inside though, we went to the highest tower of the castle and began to speak there. Katsu suggested killing the White Knights who have hassled them, the other two agreed, and the trio soon went back down, and attacked, the battle was short, the three overpowering the two White Knights, but, they soon would be attacked by more White Knight reinforcements. (This was all before land claims, when White Knight clans actually were in fally castle) The three had to flee. It was at this point that Russia, accumulated an army, and with the army, the three attacked again, the army would overwhelm the White Knights, this was the first battle of the Russia Empire.
The Russia-Genic War
They held the castle for a day, the next day, the White Knights reemerged, and quickly defeated the Army who had taken over the previous day. From there, Katsu became an assassin and guard for Russia. He carried out multiple assassinations, until, the Russia vs. Genic War. During this war, Russia ordered Katsu to assassinate the daughter of the Genic's leader. Katsu set out to assassinate the girl, but, he met a man called Tooray, he became friends with Tooray, and then found out that he was working to protect the Genics, Katsu refused to leave Russia, but did not want to fight his new friend. So, he decided to work between the sides, he would pretend to attack the Daughter of the Genic leader, wounding her before letting her escape, so it seemed he just failed to kill her, when he was actually helping keep her alive, soon the war came to an end, Katsu does not remember how.
War Against Russia
It was a short time after the Russia-Genic War, during the time when Russia was gaining more land and defeating anyone who stood in his way. Katsu wanted to build his own city in Yanille, which was controlled by Russia, Katsu attempted to talk to Russia, asking him to give control of Yanille to him. This was to no avail, that is when Katsu decided he had to kill Russia to get it, he attacked Russia there at the meeting between them. Russia, however, quickly teleported. Enraged, Katsu returned to his home. He met with the members he had gathered to build Yanille. The group attempted to assassinate Russia, but failed each time, Russia had accumulated too much of a defense, along with his alliance with the Black Knights, he could not be touched. Later, he ended up talking to Russia again. Russia allowed him to use Yanille, but the city still under Russia's control. The city only stood for mere days, it was a complete waste of time.
Katsu joined Dark Moon, knowing that it will be useful to his plans. He became second in command quickly. Katsu's goal is to grow Dark Moon into a large enough army to rise an empire, larger than any empire of the past, and take over all of Gielinor.
Most recently, a battle took place in Burthorpe between Dark Moon and the Kinshra . Katsu knew the battle would result in failure, given the plan Wolf Rovin was using, assaulting the castle head on while it's defended, when both Wolf and Katsu know how hard it is to attack the castle head on when it is defended. Katsu got an arrow shot through his leg during the battle, a medic managed to heal it enough for him to continue to fight this useless battle. Eventually, they were forced back into Taverley, where Wolf was killed, and the others forced to retreat. They lost the battle.
Now, Dark Moon builds defenses in a port filled with ghosts, near the ectofunctus in Morytania.
After arguments between Katsu and Faolan, Katsu left Dark Moon, all of its secrets with him.
War against Dark Moon
Now, no longer a part of Dark Moon, he was at a loss of what to do, he entered a stage of anger against Dark Moon. He used his knowledge of Dark Moon and their secrets, plans, weaponry, and such, and began to plot against them. The first step, preparing an army to destroy them, to do this, he needed help of other powers. His first stop, Ardougne. He knows from previous conversations, that Dark Moon eventually wants to take over Witch Haven for its rubium supply. With this information, he entered the castle, and gave its queen much information about Dark Moon, including details about its key members, such as Faolan, Oliver Ryder, and Aquila. He has gotten support of Ardougne. However, as it would have it, the attack never went into action.
Invasion of the Wilderness Fortress
Disappointing with being unable to enter war against Dark Moon, Katsu began to wander, he had nothing left now. As he passed through Varrock, he caught word of a war taking place in the north, the Wilderness. He did not care who the combatants were, or what they were fighting over, he traveled into the Wilderness, and there he found the rumored war. It was between two groups, fighting over control of a fortress. Katsu decided he would help the attackers, purely because he knew it would be more of a challenge. With his sword in hand, he charged along side the army of 35 attackers, charging head on into the castle, defended by roughly 50 knights. The attackers broke through the rotted doors, fighting began. All around Katsu, the attackers were being cut down by the prepared knights, the attackers, wearing ragged clothing and rusted blades, while the defending knights wore what appeared to be a type of iron armour, with seemingly new blades. Katsu, however, continued to fight on. He was experienced at fighting multiple enemies from his time in Dark Moon, and previous wars such as the Russia Empire days. He found that the knights necks were exposed, and aimed at that. He ran at a knight whom had a two handed blade, the knight swung his blade straight down, easy enough to dodge, Katsu stepped to the knights side, stabbing his his blade into the knights exposed neck before he could lift the heavy two handed blade to swing again. He went to run towards another knight, when he was sliced across the back by a knight with a longsword, he fell in surprise and pain, the knight quickly went to thrust his blade into Katsu's exposed back as he tried to rise, the knight was stopped by another attacking soldier who rammed himself into the knight to knock him away, the blade flew out of his hand, falling just next to the left side of Katsu's face, scrapeing his face and creating what would turn into a long scar running from under his ear all the way across his cheek. Katsu rose, looking for another knight to attack, fatigue and pain began to overtake him, he fought on nonetheless. He decapitated a knight who had his back turned to him. And blocked the blade of another knight. Suddenly, a loud bang was heard, and all went black. What happened was, the knights fired a cannon into the hall where the fighting was going on, the cannonball smashed into one attacker, making him fly into a knight knocking him back, the force of the cannonball made them both fall into Katsu who fell back and smacked his head against a wall. By the time he awakens, he's laying face down outside of the fortress, corpses all around, and the castle in ruins. He would stand slowly, tired and hungry, as well as weak from the fighting and laying out in the wilderness for who knows how long... He began to make his way to Varrock, travelling slowly, he managed to find a usable blade from one of the corpses, and took it, as he continued to walk. It was another two days until he got to Varrock. By then, he would make his way to the Jolly Boar Inn. There, he would eat and rest.
Invasion of Varrock
Katsu would be wandering through the streets of Varrock, with not much to do, except wander more. He would go out the West path from Varrock, and find an army in Barbarian Village. He'd walk around, surprised at the large amount of troops. This is when he finds Corvus leading the men. Katsu hasn't seen Corvus since Corvus was king of Varrock. He'd talk to him and soon, he would be helping Corvus attack. The attack was a failure, unexpected to Corvus, the Kinshra were aiding Varrock. Though, it wouldn't be the last Corvus was heard of.
The failed takeover of Varrock was only a minor failure in Katsu's opinion. Corvus was given a position in Varrock, which Katsu believed was petty. Katsu met with Ulrich and Aztarwyn. Ulrich was brother to Corvus, and Aztarwyn was the leader of Vigilis Cruor, as well as a person Katsu has fought with and against on multiple occasions. They decided to attack Falador, and make Corvus the king. However, as fortune would have it, Falador surrendered without a fight, and Corvus' men moved in.
Now let's get into the day to day history, the most recent history.
The Commonwealth of Gielinor
Now, Falador has expanded, the leaders have begun to create what would soon be known as the Commonwealth of Gielinor, an alliance of cities rivaled only by Kandarin. Katsu has become apart of Lumbridge, under King Corvus, he is apart of the Elite Cavalry, however, as always Katsu travels between the cities, sort of doing what he wants.
Katsu was walking through Falador, when he approached the gates of the city, he was planning to go to Taverley for a drink at the Pick and Lute, he hates sitting at the Rising Sun. As he walked out of the city, he was shot through the chest multiple times by a masked robed man with a crossbow. He fell to the ground, motionless, as the assassin quickly fled the area. As it would soon be obvious, this would not be the end of Katsu. Shortly after the assassination, Katsu as well as the captured shooter, were taken to the home of Sin, a necromancer, whom attempted to revive Katsu. However, an elven boy, known as Ewan, was pushed into the ritual, Katsu was trapped in the elf's body. This would be short however, as soon after becomming trapped, Prince Thomas of Falador moved Katsu into the body of a cat, who's tail got halfly bitten off by the princes werewolf husband, Amadis.
The new body
Katsu the Cat couldn't stand being a cat. He ended up meeting with Zenthos, an old friend who happened to be a Mahjarrat, and there the construction of the new body began. Katsu contacted Eden Syvian, asking him to create a skeleton made of mithril, Eden did this. Katsu then had an assassin kill a mage and a brute, bringing them both to the site where the new body would be created, there, Zenthos put together the new body carefully, adding the organs, muscle, flesh, and all to the skeleton, creating an actually usable body. From there, he performed another revival ritual, this one to move Katsu from the cat body to the newly created body. It was a success.
The Kinshra's invasion
Of course, nothing can stay peaceful for more than a few days... Shortly after gaining his new body, the Kinshra struck Falador. Their first assault was against East Falador, they were forced back by guards, somehow. But then, they attacked again, leading to the Battle of the Park.
The Battle of the Park
Katsu was speaking to Corvus in the castle, discussing the "Project". The Project was the name given to an experiment being coordinated by Katsu, to create the ultimate weapon, a super soldier. They continued to discuss this topic, Zenthos being there as well, until a guard came into the room, panic'd, telling them of a gathering of Kinshra in Falador park, no doubt about it, they were attacking once again. Quickly, Katsu left for the park, Zenthos coming with. They approached, along with Cliff, a friend Katsu asked to come help, and they saw it, the Kinshra flock. The details of the battle are a blur to Katsu, as were many things around that time, all he could remember afterwards, was that more Commonwealth soldiers came to fight, as well as some of Yanille's Rangers, the Kinshra were forced back once again.
Soon after the Battle of the Park, came the Demolition, this, was the destruction of the Kinshra's underground base in Taverley. Outside the Northern gate of Falador readied three Wagons, filled with various explosives. Katsu, Cliff, and a new guard were ordered to take two of the wagons to the Crafting Guild, by going through Taverley. This would end up to be a bad idea... Luckily for the group, Cliff scouted ahead, and spotted a Kinshra ambush waiting for them, he turned back and warned the rest. They had to change course. They turned and proceeded to go around Falador, and taking the two wagons to Rimmington. The trip to Rimmington went smoothly without any ambushes. From there, Corvus commorbed Katsu, telling him to have the wagons be brought up to the Crafting Guild. The group took the wagons North. When they got there, they were met by a Demon and a Kinshra Mage. However, they launched one of the wagons at the demon, the explosives blew the demon and the mage apart. From there, they launched the other two explosives in different places, caving in the Kinshra Base.
It may have been literally the next day... when the Kinshra returned with yet another counter attack. They soon swarmed the entire castle, grappling from all around, and destroying the portcullis. Not much else is known as to what happened, due to them taking over so quickly the defenders had to flee.
Alright... you know about the rest of the Kinshra - COG war... I'm gonna move on from that.
After the fall of COG, Katsu joined the Order of Alteration, a group meant to stop Tyranny. Of course, he only joined it so he could fight. Now, at the same time he also began to assist North Kharidia. Varrock was currently still in Ehricks control. The Order, Northern Kharidia, and another army wanted to invade Varrock. Katsu, still hateful of Varrock and Ehrick for betraying COG and invading Falador, helped the groups invade, by providing them battle plans. The war had two traitors in it who betrayed the invaders, but in the end, they won the invasion easily, part of the army invaded the front, while the remain blew a hole in the back of the castle and sandwiched the Varrockian and Kinshra defenders. It was the end of Ehricks reign, for a time. After the ousting, Filis Aerendyl, king of Northern Kharidia, became king of Varrock, however, he quickly gave up the position to Elliot Altus, who then after a short time, gave it up to Tarquin, who remained king and allowed Ehrick to become a second king with him. Tarquin later fled Varrock as Ehrick told him to.
Soon after the takeover, Kandarin began to make threats against Varrock and their allies. Ardougne invaded Al-Kharid, an attack which was stopped and repelled by Varrock, however, this was shortly followed by a full Kandarin invasion of Varrock, Kandarin warships came up the River Lum, Ardougne soldiers marched towards Varrock, while Yanillian gliders flew over head with bombs ready. All of this was stopped however, when Varrock met with Eden Syvian, leader of Yanille, and Varrock explained how it only defended an ally from Ardougne, and cleared lies Ardougne made that Varrock invaded Ardougne, leading to the construction of a wall between Kandarin and Asgarnia, to separate Kandarin and Varrock, as well as Yanillian soldiers preparing to attack whoever makes the first move, Varrock or Ardougne.
It would be shortly after the near Kandarin invasion, when Zenthos is killed by Ehrick, and the military betrays Ehrick, blowing up Varrock castle and fleeing to Kandarin. Other supporters of Zenthos have been ousted. Katsu tried to invade Varrock, only to have Yanille show up and defend Ehrick, a failed attempt.
At this point, Katsu has abandoned hopes of taking Varrock, and ventured to Falador. In Falador, he would be captured and tortured for months, and brainwashed, by the Hive, a group of insane killers led by The First Son. However, the Hives control over Katsu would be soon broken when the Hive attacks Falador. Katsu and the others fought in the bar, and out on the street. For some unknown reason, Katsu ran into the castle, losing it more than he already has, and killing a knight with a bomb on the second floor. He would fall down the stairs, rolling and his mask would fall off, he would be unconscious. He wakes up in Varrock, where Christopher, Chancellor of Falador, takes him to Elliot Altus in Al-Kharid, who breaks the brainwashing and brings Katsu back to reality.
After that, Katsu has begun to work with Christopher in Falador, to make plans for Port Sarim and Rimmington. Katsu has given Christopher his longsword, which is a beaconing object which can summon Katsu when the words on the blade are read, Katsu can either physically appear, or mentally in Christophers mind to assist him in battle.
Soon after, Christopher went missing. Katsu has no idea why or how, all he knows is he is nowhere to be seen. Which leaves him with nothing to do once again. He now travels city to city constantly, with nothing to do, nothing to look forward to. He sometimes wonders if he should just give up and return to Varrock, to see what they will do. As he sits and thinks, he realizes how it just is not fun to fight and kill anymore, how repetitive it really is.
Hakai and Gnomes
It's been awhile since Katsu has done anything, he's begun to visit the Tree Gnome Stronghold more often. As well as Miscellania. While in the Gnome Stronghold, Katsu has begun to interact with the occupants of the stronghold, the Nocte. Mainly their leader, Khione Nocte. As well as beginning to train a child named Balthazor. During his time there, his general hatred of everyone and enjoyment of war and killing has begun to go down largely. However, he still has his goal in mind, though it's become a secondary priority.
In Miscellania, it's been different. Katsu has begun an organization called Hakai, in order to pursue his goal of mastering everything the world has. To do this, he will, along with the rest of Hakai, capture beings of special abilities, and drain their minds of these abilities, through a spell Katsu has learned during his time in Lumbridge with a man named Isamu, as well as another named Elliot. The spell he uses can steal the minds of it's victims, and even go as far as to transfer the knowledge into another mind. However, the spell requires atleast three people to perform, and hours of concentration, the victim must be alive while the spell is being performed, afterwards, the victim becomes mindless in most cases. At this time, Katsu has been able to gain two members in Hakai. A mysterious masked man who calls himself Tobi, and Zenthos. What happened past that, is quite sketchy. What can be for certain is that it did not last long, and it ended with Katsu's disappearance yet again.
A new age
It had been quite a while since Katsu had been last seen... However, he now returns. He had grown tired of the old days of constant combat, and decided to do something different, as such Katsu had to dissapear.
While under the disguise of Nolfir, a scout for the Claws of Peace, though Ran knew it was Katsu, he and another Claw faked their deaths. Two people of similar size were collected, executed, decapitated, and burned beyond recognition. The only identifying factors were their equipment, and the fact that Nolfir was the Claw's only scout.
His new life begins...
Katsu had married Khione Nocte again, a wedding held in a bar in Keldagrim by a travelling man who happened to have been a priest in the past.
Since then, Katsu has begun to become more normal, less of the homicidal maniac he once was.
He has regained interest in explosives, and has begun to work on various experiments involving them, such as different weapons that can make use of explosives. Half of the time they end in failure, sometimes he almost blows himself up working on them, but he keeps trying.