Soul Calibur II Fighter: Link
Weapon: Sword and shield
Weapon Name: Master Sword and Hylian Shield
Once upon a time, Hyrule's tranquility was shattered by the arrival of several disasters. The calamities brought dark, ominous clouds that shut out the sun. Surprisingly, a lone magician was to blame for the disasters.
About the time when people were losing all hope, the sun miraculously returned. Link, who was summoned by Zelda to find the cause of the disasters, succeeded in defeating the magician. The people of Hyrule rejoiced in the belief that eternal peace would rule.
Unfortunately, this was not to be.
It became clear that the magician responsible for the disasters was in fact controlled by the evil sword known as the Soul Edge, which existed in an another world.
Furthermore, the fragments of the Soul Edge were gathering together in this other world.
Knowing that the resurrection of the evil blade must be prevented at all costs, Link chose to travel to the other world and destroy the Soul Edge.
Link gathered his trusted Master Sword, Hylian Shield, and ocarina and set off on a secret journey.
Birthplace: Unknown (Raised in Ling-Sheng Su Temple, Ming Empire)
Weight: 139 lbs.
Birth Date: February 9
Blood Type: A
Weapon Name: Kali-Yuga
Discipline: Secret art of Ling-Sheng Su rod
Kilik was to be the latest guardian of Kali-Yuga, one of the three sacred treasures of the Ling-Sheng Su Temple.
Tragically, the night before the succession ceremony, a mysterious light fell upon the temple, driving all those who saw it into an insane, murdering frenzy. Kilik was no exception, and he killed many monks because of his strength.
At the end of the atrocity, the Dvapara-Yuga, the second of the three sacred treasures of Ling-Sheng Su Temple, hung across the chest of Kilik. The Dvapara-Yuga belonged to Xianglian, a woman who had been like an older sister to Kilik.
When Kilik awoke, he found himself in an old man's hermitage. The old man revealed to Kilik that the root of this evil was a demonic sword called the Soul Edge. Kilik studied the secret art of the Ling-Sheng Su rod and left on a journey to destroy the evil blade.
With the help of Xianghua, a woman he met during his travels, Kilik succeeded in defeating the wielder of the Soul Edge, Nightmare. Kilik returned to his master in order to perfect the technique of neutralizing and purifying the evil energy. But one day, he sensed a return of the malevolent aura of the Soul Edge.
The Soul Edge still existed! Kilik left on another journey to destroy the Soul Edge once and for all, for he wished to atone for his sins.
Birthplace: Ryukyu Kingdom, Shuri
Weight: 126 lbs.
Birth Date: May 1
Blood Type: O
Weapon Name: Soryuju
Discipline: Shissen Karihadi
Family: Parents (deceased); crew (deceased)
Maxi, a pirate from Ryukyu (present-day Okinawa, Japan), led a carefree on the high seas. Maxi looked to the West for new lands to explore and sailed toward Europe. While docked at a harbor in India, he encountered Kilik.
The hidden evil resident within Kilik attracted unwanted attention from a horde of monsters. The ensuing battle took the lives of Maxi's crew, who were helpless against these nightmarish foes. After the massacre, Maxi swore to seek revenge for his fallen comrades, and traveled with Kilik. Xianghua later joined the group, and together they headed for Europe.
Eventually, the group made their way into Nightmare's stronghold. The same monsters that slaughtered Maxi's crew waited for them at the castle.
Maxi forced his companions to go on while he stayed behind to confront Astaroth. After Astaroth's defeat, the god Ares commanded the ground to swallow up Maxi.
When Maxi awoke, he found himself resting on a riverbank. Luckily, a person from a nearby village rescued him. He quickly became popular among the villagers, but his wounds were graver than he realized, and his wanderlust days were over.
Four years passed, and then a rumor reached the village. The rumor was about a man with a gigantic axe.
Maxi had a horrible feeling that it was him. He tried to chase after the rumored man, but his body would not cooperate. Maxi visited the village medicine man to receive treatments for his injuries. The elder performed a secret ritual with a rare metal fragment.
Several days later, Maxi left the village, promising to return one day. Maxi did not realize that he had given up the memories of his companions in exchange for the restoration of his body.
Birthplace: Southeast Asia/Village of the Wind Deity
Weight: 93 lbs.
Birth Date: June 15
Blood Type: Unknown
Weapon: Dual elbow blades
Weapon Name: Loka Luha and Syi Salika
Discipline: Wind Dance
Family: Sanput (father); Lidi (mother); Kalana (grandmother); Alun (bird)
Southeast Asia was thrust into an age of turmoil when Western Europe's influence began to encroach upon its lands. In one particular region of Southeast Asia lived a tribe of people who could control the winds.
Talim was the daughter of this village's shaman, and was raised to become the last priestess. During an era when faith in the wind deity gradually waned, Talim possessed unparalleled potential to be a shaman.
One day, as Talim was reading the winds, a violent evil aura that seemed to devour everything in its path surged into her body. Talim lost her consciousness, and she did not wake for days. The incident occurred the day the Evil Seed spread across the world.
When Talim was 15, a Westerner brought her a peculiar metallic fragment. The Westerner touted the object as a "vitality charm," but Talim immediately recognized the evil within the piece of metal--it was the same malevolent energy that she felt on the day she collapsed.
"I must return the fragment to its rightful place!" Talim exclaimed.
The young priestess left on the journey, even though her elders were full of misgivings.
Soon after Talim left the village, she sensed the resonance of the same evil aura in other parts of the world. She knew that everything would soon be consumed by illness if the evil force continued to spread. Talim knew she had to find all the fragments and seek their rightful place.
No matter how far she was from her home, Talim could feel the wind. She was not afraid--no matter how long the journey, she knew she would be fine as long as the winds were with her.
Weight: 209 lbs.
Birth Date: Unknown
Blood Type: Unknown
Weapon: Soul Edge (zweihander type)
Weapon Name: Soul Edge (male)
Discipline: Styles memorized by Soul Edge
Originally, he was Siegfried Schtauffen, the leader of a group of brigands known as the Schwarzwind (black wind), whose stronghold was located near the Roman Empire. He left on a journey to find the Soul Edge after his father was murdered.
Eventually, on a Spanish harbor, he came across a sword emanating a strange aura lying beside the corpse of a pirate. The dead body returned to life, covered in flames, as if to protect the sword. Upon defeating the apparition, Schtauffen reached for the hilt of the mysterious blade.
It was then that he heard the voice of the Soul Edge. It told him that if he used the souls absorbed by the sword, he would be able to resurrect his father. From that moment on, Schtauffen became Nightmare, the evil knight who eventually struck fear into every corner of Europe.
He killed for three years to feed his sword with souls. But his dream was crushed when a warrior wielding a spirit sword called the Soul Calibur--a sword with the polar opposite energy of the Soul Edge--appeared. Nightmare and the Soul Edge were defeated, and they fell into a collapsing void.
He somehow managed to survive and regained some of his sanity. Along with lucidity came the horrifying memories of the sins he committed, as well as the realization that it was he who had murdered his father.
He knew the Soul Edge must never fall into the hands of another man. He set off to be as far as possible from other humans, yet he awoke one morning to the sight of the people he had slain during the night, as the power of the evil blade had once again taken over his body.
After four years, he was once again Nightmare, his body taken over by the Soul Edge completely. He began to pursue the fragments of it in a mission to restore himself completely.
Will there ever be a day when he will once again be Siegfried Schtauffen?
Birthplace: Athens, Ottoman Empire (Turkey)
Weight: Unknown (refuses to reveal)
Birth Date: July 20
Blood Type: B
Weapon: Short sword and small shield
Weapon Name: Omega Sword and Nemea Shield
Discipline: Athenian style
Family: Achelous (father); Nike (mother); Lucius (brother); Sophitia (older sister); Rothion (brother-in-law); Pyrrha (niece); Patroklos (nephew)
Seven years ago Cassandra was present when a mysterious Asian woman brought her older sister Sophitia back and drew shards of the evil sword known as the Soul Edge from Sophitia's flesh while treating her wounds.
When Sophitia disappeared again a few years later, Cassandra was certain that her sister had left to contend with the Soul Edge once more. One day, after running errands for her family bakery, Cassandra visited Sophitia's home. There she saw a familiar metal shard. It was undoubtedly a fragment of the Soul Edge.
Angered by her sister's panicked reaction, Cassandra ran to the Hephaestus Shrine.
"Why are you doing this to my sister? How can you claim to be an almighty god? Answer me!" Cassandra screamed.
Her voice reverberated throughout the desolate grounds. Cassandra collapsed on the floor, worn out from shouting. It was then that she saw the metal fragment resonating with the holy sword blessed by Hephaestus on display in the shrine.
Cassandra realized then that the Soul Edge was still alive. But she could not allow her sister to carry the burden alone any longer.
When morning light began to filter in from the eastern skies, the holy weapon had disappeared from the temple.
Birthplace: Fu-Ma No Sato, Japan
Weight: 117 lbs.
Birth Date: Unknown
Blood Type: A
Weapon: Dual ninja swords
Weapon Name: Rekki-Maru and Mekki-Maru
Family: Immediate family deceased; Master Toki (Fu-Ma Clan leader)
After defeating the dread pirate Cervantes, Taki attempted to fuse a fragment of the Soul Edge she removed from Sophitia's body into the demonic blade Mekki-Maru. Much to her surprise, Mekki-Maru began to surge with even more evil energy.
Taki feared that the leader of the Fu-Ma clan, Master Toki, would take Mekki-Maru away, so she left her clan and became a renegade ninja. She searched for the Soul Edge, hoping to destroy both swords by pitting them against one another. Unfortunately, by the time she found the Soul Edge, its wielder, Nightmare, had already been defeated.
Perhaps it was the fact that she lacked a plan to destroy Mekki-Maru, but Taki's desire to master the sword began to grow.
One day, several Fu-Ma ninjas appeared before her. Strangely, these pursuers attempted to capture her, rather than simply kill her. After Taki defeated them, she searched through the strewn remains of the ninjas and came across a familiar metal fragment.
Taki realized that Master Toki was undoubtedly searching for information about the Soul Edge, which explained why the ninjas attempted to take her alive.
Knowing the corruptive influence the Soul Edge had on its wielders, Taki knew she could not let it get into the hands of Master Toki.
On her way back to Japan, she sensed the presence of the evil sword. Time was running out. With her blades in hand, Taki set out to find the Soul Edge.
Birthplace: Ming Empire, Peking
Weight: 101 lbs.
Birth Date: April 2
Blood Type: B
Weapon: Chinese sword
Weapon Name: No name
Discipline: Swordplay passed down from her mother
Xianghua became a member of the Chinese royal guard with skillful swordsmanship that had been nurtured since childhood. She was assigned to find the Soul Edge, but unfortunately, the emperor's hand-picked search party failed to produce the "Hero's Sword."
Truthfully, Xianghua had found the sword, but she disobeyed her orders and destroyed the demonic weapon after learning its true nature. Falling into disfavor with the emperor, Xianghua was stripped of her rank and reassigned to a menial position.
One day, news reached Xianghua that the emperor had attacked a castle that supposedly housed a member of the search party that had found the Hero's Sword, but the warrior had refused to hand over the weapon to the emperor.
Soldiers were dispatched and the castle fell, but the sword was never found. Xianghua was summoned for her knowledge and prior experience with the blade.
While Xianghua had destroyed the evil sword, banishing it from the world, the investigation yielded troubling news. Xianghua heard rumors of Soul Edge fragments that still existed.
If this proved to be the truth, she would have to find all the fragments and crush them.
Xianghua left on a journey, with the words of her mother echoing in her mind:
"Cut your path through an uncertain future..."
Soul Calibur II Fighter: Ivy (Isabella Valentine)
Birthplace: London, England
Weight: 128 lbs.
Birth Date: December 10
Blood Type: Unknown
Weapon: Snake sword
Discipline: Unrelated link
Family: Count Cervantes Valentine (adoptive father)
Ivy's father, Count Valentine, was driven insane by his pursuit of the Soul Edge. By the time of his death, the Valentines--one of London's most distinguished families--were in ruins. The countess fell ill and passed away soon thereafter, leaving Ivy with the words that the Valentines were not her true parents.
Obeying the wishes of her adoptive father, Ivy continued the search for the Soul Edge and studied alchemy. During her investigation, she discovered that the Soul Edge feasted on souls. She vowed to destroy the evil blade to avenge her father's death. She invoked strange powers through occult rituals to summon a mysterious individual who gave life to the mechanical sword she dubbed the "Ivy Blade."
When she left on her journey to search for the Soul Edge, Ivy crossed paths with Nightmare, the one who had breathed life into the sword. She agreed to assist him in his ritual to summon souls. Little did she know that it was all part of the demonic weapon's plans.
Ivy found out the truth the day Nightmare was defeated and the Soul Edge was shattered. She realized that Nightmare possessed the Soul Edge, and that her birth father was manipulated by the weapon's wicked powers.
Shaken by the horrifying truth, Ivy returned home and locked herself away in a dark laboratory.
After months of soul searching, Ivy emerged with renewed resolve. Her goal was to completely wipe out the sword's existence. She renamed her weapon, which shared the same fate as herself, "Valentine."
Birthplace: Athens, Ottoman Empire
Weight: Unknown (Refuses to reveal)
Birth Date: March 12
Blood Type: B
Weapon: sword and small shield
Weapon Name: Omega Sword and Elk Shield
Discipline: Athenian style
Family: Rothion (husband); Pyrrha (daughter); Patroklos (son); Achelous (father); Nike (mother); Lucius (brother); Cassandra (younger sister)
Bio: Sophitia is the eldest daughter of a baker. Her life was rather ordinary until the day she received a request from an oracle of Hephaestus, the god of fire and forge, to destroy an evil sword called the Soul Edge.
The divine words of Hephaestus led Sophitia on two journeys. The first time, she succeeded in destroying one half of the Soul Edge, but she received grave injuries from the flying shards of the shattered blade. The second quest took place a few years later, when she learned that the remains of the Soul Edge were wreaking havoc.
During the second journey, Sophitia found out that someone else had destroyed the demonic sword, and so she returned home to Rothion, her betrothed. They married shortly thereafter and had two children. They lived happily until the day they encountered a metal fragment.
Her children scrambled and fought violently over the metal shard that Rothion received from a mysterious customer. The evil aura the fragment emanated caused Sophitia's old wounds to ache.
"Did the shards of the demonic sword infect me with its dark energy before they were removed from my body?" Sophitia thought in horror. But that would explain her children's frenzied reaction over the piece of metal. Sophitia's younger sister, Cassandra, saw her bewildered reaction and ran out with the metal shard.
A few weeks later, Sophitia had made up her mind. She intended to free her children from the evil sword's curse and ensure the safe return of her sister, who had embarked on a journey to destroy the Soul Edge on Sophitia's behalf. Armed with a new sword and shield that her beloved husband had forged for her, she set out to face the evil blade.
Soul Calibur II Fighter: Seung Mina
Birthplace: Chili-san, Lee Dynasty, Korea
Weight: 106 lbs.
Birth Date: November 3
Blood Type: A
Weapon Name: Scarlet Thunder
Discipline: Seung-style long sword and Ling Sheng Su-style rod
Family: Seung Han Myong (father)
Bio: Mina began training with the Zanbatou at an early age and grew to be a skilled warrior.
During that time, the Lee Dynasty was clamoring about for the Soul Edge, known to them as the Sword of Salvation. Hwang Sung Kyung was recruited from the Seung dojo to search for the renowned weapon.
When Mina found out about this, she disobeyed her father's orders and ran away from home on a quest to find the sword. Unfortunately for Mina, Hwang dragged her back home when he found her. Shortly thereafter, she was forced to restart her arduous training.
One day, Yun Sung--who was a student at the dojo--left with the White Storm, one of the Seung family's heirlooms. Mina felt obligated to bring Yun Sung and the White Storm back to the dojo, as she was the one who had lent the sword to Yun.
Mina's father was resistant at first, but he eventually gave in, out of fear that Mina would run away again if he did not allow her to go.
By the time her father realized that Mina would get involved in searching for the Sword of Salvation once again, she was already out of the country.
Soul Calibur II Fighter: Astaroth
Age: Recently resurrected (Seven years since initial creation)
Birthplace: The Grand Shrine of Palgaea
Weight: 287 lbs.
Birth Date: September 3
Blood Type: None
Weapon: Giant ax
Weapon Name: Kulutues
Family: Servants of Ares, the god of war
Bio: Upon receiving Ares' oracle, who came in search of the Soul Edge, the grand priest Kunpaetku used his cult's black arts to create a golem to find it for the oracle. The grand priest named the golem Astaroth.
When Astaroth eventually found the blade, the sword was in a weakened state, having lost half of itself in battle. Deciding that his god would not be pleased with the blade in this condition, the golem followed the orders of Nightmare (who wielded the sword at the time) and slaughtered countless victims in order to strengthen the unholy weapon. Three years later, the blade had recovered its power, which signaled that the time was nearing for Astaroth to take Soul Edge from Nightmare's grasp.
Unfortunately for Astaroth, he was defeated by one individual before he could accomplish his goal. Astaroth became the subject of bitter hatred for those who had managed to survive his innumerable massacres.
Four years later, Astaroth was resurrected via a feat only superhuman powers could invoke. It could be said that it was a form of miracle. Astaroth's body also absorbed pieces of Soul Edge, which made him far more powerful and merciless.
Eventually, Astaroth must have remembered his purpose, for he hefted his familiar ax and vanished into the mist.
Soul Calibur II Fighter: Cervantes
Age: 48 (aging has stopped)
Birthplace: Valencia, Spanish Empire
Weight: 176 lbs.
Birth Date: January 1
Blood Type: None
Weapon: Soul Edge (long-sword type) and pistol sword
Weapon Name: Soul Edge & Nirvana
Discipline: Memories of Soul Edge
Family: Immediate family deceased; crew, slaughtered by his own hands.
Bio: Under the influence of Soul Edge, the dreaded pirate Cervantes slaughtered his entire crew and fed off of the souls of swordsmen who dared to venture forth to challenge him.
But one day, a holy warrior sent by god destroyed one of the demonic blades, and Cervantes' body was consumed by hellfire. His soul, however, was not freed by the destruction of his corporeal form. The pieces of Soul Edge buried in his body resurrected Cervantes.
Although he had lost most of his memory, it eventually came flooding back. When his memories came back, so did the desire to possess that great power of the Soul Edge once again. Although he recalled the loss of his free will to the power, it still appealed to him. Cervantes began to seek the fragments of the sword, only to realize that the second sword had been shattered as well.
He picked up several pieces of the newly created shards and gazed upon them. Was his desire to possess that power again for naught? That was when Cervantes sensed something strange. Two pieces of the sword in his palm began to resonate with his body and began to melt into one.
Four years passed. He took the souls of the strong and found new pieces of the sword to increase the power of Soul Edge. In time, the fragments assumed the shape of a sword and began to emanate an evil aura.
His ultimate goal was the revival of Soul Edge, and for that he needed as many fragments of the evil blade as he could find.
Soul Calibur II Fighter: Charade
Height: Changes appearance constantly
Weight: Changes appearance constantly
Birth Date: Unknown
Blood Type: None
Weapon Name: Charade
Discipline: Mind scan
Family: Fragments of Soul Edge scattered throughout the world
Bio: The man's life was far from glorious. His strength, which was lauded within his village, was far from remarkable in the real world. But the man survived through an age ravaged by war and finally attained the key to achieving success.
The key was found in pieces of metal belonging to a traveling merchant. The man spent all the money in his possession to purchase every last piece from the merchant.
He recalled a story by a swordsman he had met, about Soul Edge, the ultimate weapon surpassing all others. He believed that these fragments were pieces of Soul Edge and kept them safe.
But that was a fateful mistake.
Rumors had circulated that the man was in possession of something extremely valuable, which caught the attention of bandits. The bandits slew him and threw the corpse into a ravine. The hand of the abandoned corpse still grasped the metal fragments.
Months passed, and the pieces of metal in the man's grasp gradually disappeared. All that was left behind were trails of something that had crawled around.
Soul Calibur II Fighter: Hong Yun Sung
Birthplace: Chili-san, Lee Dynasty Korea
Weight: 150 lbs.
Birth Date: April 16
Blood Type: O
Weapon: Chinese Sword
Weapon Name: White Storm
Family: Father, died from illness; Mother,Whereabouts unknown, Seung Han Myong, master
Bio: Yun Sung was well known in the dojo for his swordsmanship, even by his seniors. Hwang Sung Kyung, whom Yun Sung had idolized as a child, was no longer his hero but a goal to surpass. Yun Sung wished to challenge Hwang to a duel.
One day, news reached the Seung dojo that Hwang was returning from his long journey. Yun Sung saw his opportunity to force Hwang to acknowledge his fighting skills.
Hwang, however, did not take Yun Sung's challenge, for he had other priorities, such as rejoining the military to help defend his country from the impending invasion by Japan.
Seung Mina, the master's daughter, saw the brooding young man and handed him a single-handed sword. The weapon she handed to Yun Sung was a Seung family heirloom. According to legend, it possessed the ability to reflect the deepest thoughts of those who held the blade.
That night, Yun Sung studied the image of himself in the sword and reflected. He eventually understood the foolishness of challenging someone for personal reasons when the country was in such peril. But what could Yun Sung do to make Hwang acknowledge him? He then realized that if he could obtain the Sword of Salvation that Hwang had failed to find, Hwang would be forced to recognize Yun Sung's talents and respect him. A challenge against Hwang would have to wait.
Once Yun Sung made his decision, he could not stay put for long. He immediately packed his belongings and left the dojo.
Soul Calibur II Fighter: Necrid
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 238 lbs.
Birth Date: Unknown
Blood Type: Changed by the void
Weapon: Fragment of the void
Weapon Name: Maleficus
Family: Does not remember (actual parents long deceased)
Bio: He was a warrior that managed to reach Soul Edge. The energy of the evil blade, however, poisoned his body, and his mind and body became something other than human.
The warrior, now a bloodthirsty abomination, sought the one thing that gave solace to his constant pain--the fragments of Soul Edge. His only thought was to collect every piece he could find.
Soul Calibur II Fighter: Raphael
Birthplace: French Empire/Rouen
Weight: 159 lbs.
Birth Date: November 27
Blood Type: A
Weapon: Sword Rapier
Weapon Name: Flambert
Discipline: La Rapiér de Sorel
Family: Foster daughter named Amy; cut all ties with relatives
Bio: Raphael, the young master of the Sorel family, grew up with the rapier and medicine as his playmates. His cool, unemotional demeanor created many enemies, but his quick and precise decision-making and execution skills solidified the foundation of his family among the nobles. Unfortunately, Raphael was cast out one day when he made a critical mistake.
Raphael hid himself in an impoverished town to escape from his pursuers. There he met a little girl named Amy, who hid the weakened Raphael from his enemies. For the little girl, helping Raphael was only a simple deed motivated out of spite for the soldiers. For Raphael, however, it marked the first time he owed his life to someone else. He felt emotions that he had never experienced before, and Amy became an irreplaceable presence in Raphael's life.
Convinced that the chaos of war was no place to live a meaningful life, Raphael took Amy and left the poverty-stricken town. But even with the new surroundings, he could not get Amy to open her heart to the world.
One day, in the library of the mansion he had acquired under dark pretenses, Raphael found a letter with references to the Evil Seed. It wasn't long before he made the connection between the Evil Seed and the Soul Edge.
He wondered what would happen if such a sword were thrust into the hands of the pathetic nobles? It would all be worth it if the petty, warmongering nobles could be eliminated to secure a meaningful future for Amy. But in order to accomplish his goal, Raphael needed Soul Edge, and he was determined to obtain the sword by any means necessary. A grand, insane plan was brewing in his mind--all for the sake of a young girl.
Soul Calibur II Fighter: Voldo
Birthplace: Kingdom of Naples (Palermo, Italy)
Weight: 185 lbs.
Birth Date: August 25
Blood Type: A
Weapon: Katar x 2
Weapon Name: Manas & Ayus
Family: All deceased
Bio: The Italian merchant of death named Vercci was one of the people who sought Soul Edge. During the search for the weapon, Vercci lost a large portion of his weapon to war. Vercci dug a pit on a small island, where he hid the remains of his wealth.
The chasm, which later became known as the Money Pit, had a guardian named Voldo. Even after his master's death, Voldo guarded the vault faithfully. At the same time, he sought the weapon his master desired.
One day, after Voldo chased an intruder away, he heard his long-lost master's voice. Obeying his master's orders, Voldo followed Soul Edge's aura, which was emanating from the female intruder's sword. Eventually, he succeeded in bringing back a single-handed sword that emanated a strange aura, yet he did not hear the voice of his deceased master.
Four years passed without hearing his master's voice.
When he defeated an intruder one day, Voldo found several metal shards that possessed the same aura as Soul Edge. Voldo finally understood why he had not heard his deceased master's voice. The sword he had brought back earlier was not Soul Edge.
Voldo set out once again. This time, he would bring Soul Edge back to his master in the Money Pit.
Soul Calibur II Fighter: Yoshimitsu
Birthplace: Base of Mt. Fuji, Japan
Birth Date: Unknown
Blood Type: Unknown
Weapon Name: Yoshimitsu
Discipline: Manji Ninjitsu
Family: Belongs to a clan of chivalrous thieves
Bio: There was once a ninja clan that was massacred at the hands of a vengeful lord. Yoshimitsu, the sole survivor of that clan, swore to avenge the fallen. He did not give up even after losing his right arm during an encounter. Yoshimitsu traveled across the sea, following a rumor about an ultimate weapon.
When he finally reached Europe, he came upon a series of mysterious killings that wreaked havoc and spread terror across Europe. This reminded him of the slaughter of his clan, and thus Yoshimitsu changed his plan.
Yoshimitsu followed the trail of the mass murderer to Ostrheinsburg Castle, but the castle was devoid of any signs of life. After Yoshimitsu left the castle, he sensed the presence of a sinister energy dwelling in his katana. Yoshimitsu left on a journey to quell the negative energy within the sword.
But unexpectedly, someone stole the sword. Knowing that only misfortune would result if the cursed sword fell into the wrong hands, Yoshimitsu traveled the continent in search of his weapon.
During his travels, he devoted himself to serving the weak and underprivileged. Four years passed, and then Yoshimitsu devised a scheme to plunder treasures in order to give money to the poor.
The tomb Yoshimitsu infiltrated belonged to a man who was known as the Merchant of Death. He was able to reach the treasures without encountering the rumored guardian of the tomb. And there he found his long-lost sword, alongside a metal fragment that emanated the same evil energy as his katana.
He left the tomb with his sword and metal shard in hand. If there were other things that possessed the same evil energy within, it was up to him to find them and rid them from this world. Without a doubt in his mind, Yoshimitsu left on a journey.