Owned by Glarden
Bender type: Earthbender
His left arm and chest have burn marks left over from where he was assaulted. Besides that it's right there.
Shuryou only cares about challenges. Whether it’s from hunting animals or humans to everyday work, he feels the need to occupy himself. Due to the close connection he has with his pet, he lacks social skills and proper manners around other people. His pet was given to him in his youth, so the two matured together. Being trained from a very young age, Shuryou has become adept at the skill that is hunting. Shuryou has a very protective relationship with his pet; consequently, this could carry over to any human friends he makes.
Shuryou was born to a family of avid hunters who lived in a forest deep in the Earth Republic. His mother was an experienced earthbender who had served in the Earth Republic’s Army. His father, however, had no talents or skills whatsoever in the past. When the two had met, they noticed that they both had a passion for the hunt. This love for the hunt created a strong bond which eventually blossomed into a romantic relationship between the two. After a few months they had been legally betrothed to one another and had a child together.
As he grew from a baby into a toddler, his parents had brought him along on many hunting trips; one of which included the hunting of an elephant mandrill. His parents always seemed to catch their prey by working together. His father utilized traps while his mother used her earthbending to harm and lure the animal into the traps. As he matured from a toddler into a young boy, his parents drilled the basics of hunting into his head. The behavior of animals, their diets, average sizes, and how hard they would be to hunt were few among the many important things they taught him. His dad had taught him some basic trapping and let him test it on smaller and less harmful prey. As a small child, he was quite mature and self-sustaining; thus, his parents entrusted the house to him for two days.
When they had returned, his parents had brought a present for him. They had brought him a pet, a wolf scorpion pup, which they explained to him was an ideal pet for hunting. He fell in love with the animal upon first sight and began taking care of it. The mature child refused to rely on his parents for such a task. He decided to name it Shurima. He fed, trained, and groomed his beloved pup. When he was seven, he had succeeded in teaching it most of the basic tricks: sit and jump to speak and smile. He had decided it was time to teach it how to track and hunt.
He spent a little over a year perfecting its technique before his parents had told him to venture out and live for himself. He struggled for the next three years. The newly independent boy survived on his own with the survival techniques his parents had taught him and realized he could bend earth, though he was afraid of the power at first he later realized it's potential. Shuryou and Shurima lived off the meat of small prey. He was scared when he ran into people and hid most of the time shying away from socializing with anyone or anything but his pet. By the age of eleven, he had started to train his bending to use in his hunting. He took to barely hunting despite his obsession with it honing his skills till he was sure he could defeat the most basic of prey with it. He once again started hunting all day and a good amount of the night. Shuryou had noticed that despite all the exercise his body wouldn’t take on a muscular look like his father.
He had also been struggling to hunt larger prey recently due to the shift of weight in his body caused by puberty. He had begun changing, heading down the road to manhood. Due to this he had been struggling to sustain both him and his dog, so he decided it was best if him and Shurima ventured into a nearby town. Nothing big, it was pretty isolated from other villages and as he entered nobody even batted an eye at him. He kept a hand down on his pet scared somebody would take it from him. He had no sense of currency and thus while walking around would take things from stalls.
The third time he did this however he was caught and confused. He was arrested for the night and had to explain that he had no idea what was going on. He was also furious they had separated him from his companion and broke out taking his pet and running off. He ended up finding an underground fight club. He decided to join this making sure his pet stayed safe. They gave him a deal, as long as he won he could keep 10% of the bets and him and his pet could live in the area around the rink.
No bending was allowed in the fights, so he was hesitant though he decided to go through with it. He asked to be trained at first and spent a month doing so before he began fighting in the rink at night and hunting at day barely sleeping. He made a decent amount of money doing this using his hunting prowess to help him predict what the enemy was going to do. He was twelve and fighting against grown men having little trouble against most with his hunting prowess and strength. He was quite tall for his age, easily 5’8. His participation in the rink was short lived though.
He made it for two years before a firebender had gotten mad and attacked him after the match scaring his left arm and chest. His dog had reacted and assaulted the man tearing him to pieces. After that he was kicked out left with only 30% of his earnings he decided it was best to travel and try to make an actual life for himself though he still required the thrill of the hunt. He traveled around from town to town looking for a rink, selling pelts, and asking where he might be able to find a decent life. He learned about Republic City through this and spent the next three years earning money to travel there. Once he nearly arrived he looked down at his dog, who reached up to his knee.
He was 6’4 now and sighed lightly sitting down and petting Shurima looking at the city from a nearby mountain. “Here it is girl...we’ll be safe here...I promise, we’ll hunt the best of prey together, and become known around the world.” He said with a smile before heading down to the city.
The user can send a small boulder flying in any direction once struck which breaks apart into many smaller projectiles when it hits something.
The user is able to crush or even shatter anything made of stone without any force required.
The user is able to create a small wall made of stone which can be used to defend or obstruct a path.
The user is able to cause earth to levitate allowing them to use any earth they control as a moderate defense or even to allow time to prepare an attack.
The user is able to compress earth into a much denser state allowing them to harden soil or stone for stronger offense or defense. The user must take time to compress the earth.
(Note: Once a power is chosen, it cannot be changed.)
Basic Power 2. Not yet achieved (Achieved after 2 weeks)