Ran (蘭, Ran, lit. Orchid) is a human male and one of the two division leaders of the Inquisitors.
Ran has soft blue eyes with long, feminine lashes and white hair that flows outward in the back. He sometimes wears a partial gas mask over his lower face.
He wears a grayish cloak with white lining and a high collar outfolded near the chest. Beneath that is an undershirt of a lighter tone and black pants with military grade boots.
In more casual situations, he can be found wearing a black high-collared jersey with dark jeans and boots, similar to Shidu.
Ran is a quiet individual who speaks in a flat tone and bears polite mannerisms. He nearly always has a neutral expression on his face, only smiling once during the Maid Cafe Social, and is portrayed as a composed and stoic individual. He has been shown to remain unflustered even while being choked. For the most part, he is kind towards those lower in the ladder, making jobs easier for staff at Yuureien even if he is discreet in his methods.
He is fairly uncaring and to the point, often lightly teasing Shidu when she becomes flustered. He is also highly perceptive and quick to point out her moments of mercy. Aside from this, he appears to submit to her, allowing her to take the lead and remaining in the background during meetings.
Ran was raised in the countryside and lived with his family consisting of his father, mother, younger brother, and himself. His father possessed the same stoic disposition as him, while his younger brother two years younger took after their soft-hearted mother. When he was around nine years old, his father was killed in an accident by a collapsed shed, and news of the tragedy spread around their small community.
The news caught the interest of a provider for the ghoul restaurants who had been passing through town in the middle of a casual daytrip. Feigning sympathy and a desire to aid the family who had lost their main provider, she approached their home and left a basket of gifts, only to return later that same night with assistance to kidnap all three of the remaining family members. The three of them were then brought to Tokyo, where they were split up to be consumed at different restaurants.
During the show where he was set to be eaten, Ran survived for a while against his attacker until the administered paralyzing drug kicked in and he could no longer move. An intelligent and influentual ghoul known as the Gardener (園丁, Entei) then intervened and rescued him from his fate as a meal, accepting him into her team of aids who served as both the servants at her manor and the scrappers she used to put on shows at the ghoul restaurants in order to maintain her influence despite frequently interrupting shows.
Unlike Marune, Ran was old enough to keep the memories of his past life and understand his situation, the dire circumstances further accelerating his maturation. Although the servants at the manor were a mix of human and ghoul, neither party seemed to have any issue with the other, leading Ran to discover that harmony between the two species was possible. In addition to this, he became interested in the notion that the Gardener was raising a human child known as Lotus (蓮, Hasu) to be her heir.
Powers and Abilities Edit
The full extent of Ran's abilities are currently unknown.
General Attributes Edit
- Agility: In the oneshot The Orchid, Ran is shown to possess immense speed and grace in combat. It is enough to even overwhelm a great number of ghouls, though it is unknown whether or not these ghouls were mere low-rated fodder.
- Proteus: Ran's primary weapon is a dark-colored sword quinque named Proteus (プロテウス, Puroteusu), produced from one of the servants who worked alongside him in the past. It bears a second form as a layered shield created from the wing-like protrusions on the side of the hilt.
|Thread Link||Thread Type||Thread Description|
|The Newcomers — Inquisitors||Arc||Shidu runs the initiation for the new members of the Inquisitors. Ran appears alerts them of some unwanted witnesses.|
|Corpse Collector||Arc||The Inquisitors invite several factionless ghouls to collect corpses throughout the 20th Ward.|
|Anteiku||Interaction||Shidu and Ran enter Anteiku for a casual coffee break. They meet Nikki formally for the first time.|
|(Anteiku) Maid Cafe||Interaction||Ran offers Shidu a monetary reward to put on a maid outfit. This interaction is the only time he has ever smiled in the roleplay.|
|Celebration at Yuureien||Interaction||The CCG celebrate their recent promotions at Yuureien. While there, Ran bumps into Associate Class Marune and apologizes before moving on. He gives Soundwave the rest of the day off when he requests it.|
|Arina: Begin||Interaction||Shidu and Ran go to the Arina run by the Rogues. While Ran remains wordless, Shidu expresses her disgust at the setup.|
|(Private RP) Time away from Anteiku||Interaction||Ran enters a coffee shop to escape the winter cold. He runs into Xeno, who asks for advice on how to remain emotionless. Ran warns Xeno not to attempt to mask his feelings as an error while practicing will result in severe consequences.|
|Snow Garden||Interaction||Shidu and Ran meet with Mei and invite her to join the Inquisitors. They explain to her the physiology of ghouls and quinque, and Ran lends her a Scorpion to use on missions where she must assassinate ghouls.|
|Post-initiation||Oneshot||Shidu and Ran talk on a rooftop in a quiet neighborhood. Ran comments on how Shidu let a girl from the initiation survive, to which Shidu replies that memory is a fickle thing. Shidu briefly mentions an operation in which many Inquisitors were wiped out.|
|Post-liaison||Oneshot||Shidu is redressing in her private room at Yuureien when Ran enters. Ran says that Shidu will regret her affair and mentions an acquaintance of hers, to which Shidu grows furious and storms out. Ran starts to clean up the wreckage on his own until an attendant comes in and he beckons them kindly, leaving to work shortly after.|
|The Orchid||Oneshot||Ran cuts through a large number of ghouls with a blade resembling obsidian. He is fueled by the deaths of his nameless allies and continues to create more carnage. At the end, he finds himself in front of a set of doors and enters them. The conclusion to this action is unknown.|
|The last night at Yuureien - Part 1||One-shot||Ran dies while defending Yuureien from the CCG.|