Reiha Amekaze (雨風伶羽, Amekaze Reiha) once served as a priestess in a shrine in Kumogakure but after committing a crime out of revenge, she fled the village to escape capture. Her prosthetic arms and her connection with spiders as her summon got her the moniker of Jorōgumo (絡新婦, Woman-Spider).
PersonalityA woman of few words, Reiha prefers to hold back her tongue and simply listen to the people around her. She has this tendency to filter out what is unnecessary (or "noise") to her and just take in what is important, which often leads her to ignore those who spew nonsense while making sure not to be obvious about it. When she speaks out, it is blunt and straight to the point, although this depends on who she is interacting with. She does have a slight flirtatious side to her, but it is reserved for a rare few.
It is hard for her to trust people, even if she had known them for quite some time. It is her nature to be cautious of everyone's actions toward her, even if they had good intentions. Reiha had enough when it came to placing her faith in others, fearing that they will only betray her in the end. For her, it was better to keep everyone at an arm's length. She is capable of having a professional relationship with her peers, but that will be it. When it comes to friends, she has only a rare few and even those few have yet to gain her full trust.
While she does have people she cares about, Reiha does not openly show her fondness for them, especially out in public. Afraid that they can be used against her, she chooses to be a hovering shadow, watching over them from the background.
AppearanceReiha appears as a youthful woman with a slender frame, fair skin and long raven hair that reaches up to the middle of her back. This woman possesses the signature violet-colored eyes of the Amekaze Clan and wears makeup to accentuate these. She wears hair ornaments often, putting up her hair in a bun while leaving some locks down to frame her face. She wears a black, intricately designed kimono beneath a white haori with long sleeves, over which she dons a robe (its color changing depending it seems on Reiha's mood) fastened near the center of her chest with a small brooch. For footwear, she wears white tabi socks and a pair of geta when it is cold then opts to wear waraji made of black materials.
Attached to her back, Reiha has three pairs of long, skeletal Koton arms that can be elongated and manipulated with great dexterity, which the woman seems to control with her mind alone. Quite deceiving in appearance because of their slender nature, each arm possesses a considerable amount of physical strength, being able to bear the weight of a full-grown human.
These arms are replacements for her lost ones for Reiha is an amputee. Her left forearm up to her elbow and her entire right arm had to be removed after it has been severely damaged in an attack. She does form artificial arms made of Koton steel when needed; the arms moving fluidly and almost naturally like the real ones.
Her mother once served as a Mahō Shōjo in Amegakure while her father was included in the ranks of shinobi in Kumogakure; the two meeting in the most unlikely of places. Their differences made it hard to be a love at first sight story, but after a few years of back and forth arguments and making up, they ended up tying the knot and starting a family together.
Reiha's childhood was mostly uneventful and she was raised like any other kid there was. Her parents would mold her to become a future kunoichi, enrolling her in the Academy while imparting knowledge of their own to her. They helped her be in touch with her clan's techniques and hone the abilities she was born with. As time passed, Reiha became one of the more skilled shinobi in the village.
Once she had ascended to the ranks of Jōnin, Reiha had been going out on missions like the rest of her colleagues. However, she felt that the life she was leading tended to be repetitive and boring. The missions were different, but it made her wonder if there was something more to just doing missions, fighting and killing off the opposition. While she does not regret hurting or killing others for the success of a mission, the pattern was not a routine she wishes to live for the rest of her life.
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Skills and Abilities
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- Her name (伶羽) literally means "Cold Feather".
- According to data books:
- Reiha has completed a total of 90 official missions in total: 11 D-rank, 27 C-rank, 15 B-rank, 34 A-rank, 3 S-rank.