About Jin Kobayashi
There is very little that Jin remembers about her birth parents, except that her mother always smelled of Jasmine and used to sing her to sleep, and the feeling of being held sometimes in her father's strong arms. The only child of parents devoted to Shelyn and coming from a long line of summoners, they gave their only daughter over to an experienced summoner and family friend to train her from a very young age. Knowing how important it was for her to be trained without distraction, they willingly gave her up at age five to someone they trusted to raise her with their beliefs and all the knowledge and strength of the summoners that came before them.
While she remembered very little of her parents, the one she was raised by and taught her everything they knew about summoners and eidolons became like a second father to her. He was a loving and devoted mentor, very patient with her and understood when she needed to be left alone. Her adolescent years were extremely difficult after the loss of her one true love. She became angry and bitter for a while which made teaching her a little difficult for a time, but other than that she was a gifted and enthusiastic student, if not a little withdrawn, a little shy, and tender hearted at times.
Some people, especially other children, were very cruel to her when they found out what she really was, so she learned not to change unless it was in front of people she could trust, which wasn't easy for her.
Her eidolon was her only friend for a long time until she met and fell in love with the person she thought she would be with forever. As stated earlier though, it wasn't meant to be. After nearly a year of true love and happiness.....the one she loved with all her heart was killed in a fight with some mercenaries. She never knew what really happen and so could never come to terms with her love's demise. No one else could give her any answers as to what had happened either and it left her heartbroken.
Having already lost her one true love, Jin felt that she would never find true love again and devoted herself to study and training. Everything seemed to be going pretty well until a strange mark appeared on her forehead. That's when Yamamoto-Sensei explained about the summoner houses, the midwives, and what her mark meant. The next day her midwife showed up and told her she needed to leave the only home she'd ever known and go to a place called Valwick, on the island of Zahvroma to formally introduce themselves to the Szef and see how they were needed.
After packing her things and warm wishes and a hug from the man that raised and loved her as his own, they left to see what awaited them in Zhavroma.
Jin is a spunky 4'9" and doesn't allow others to intimidate her. She has in her human form, black hair that she usually wears in either a simple up do, or a braid, and brown eyes. When she's a kitsune form she has red and white fur with black tipped ears and three tails tipped in black as well. The only people that see her in this form, are people that she has come to trust. She has a pixie like smile when she actually shows it, she can seem at times a little shy and withdrawn with trust issues, but once someone has her trust it's very hard to lose it and if someone becomes her friend, they are her friend for life and she is loyal to them until her dying breath.
Makoto was the name of the one she loved with all her heart and lost when he was killed by a band of ruthless mercenaries. He was her first and at least as far as she felt, her one true love. They had a few good years as friends, and then as their love for each other grew he asked her to marry him. They were engaged for a year and blissfully happy until he was struck down. They would have been married after she turned sixteen if he hadn't died. It's something that is still painful for Jin, especially since no one was able to tell her who the attackers were or give her any details of what actually happened. It hasn't been easy, but she's been trying to move past it. It's been about a year now since he was killed and she's still trying to heal. Birthday-8th of Blossoming