Since there wasn't one already, I took it upon myself to make one of these threads. Take part. If you're not keen on writing or you're stumped, feel free to use this template I made: (Image) Name CID Date of Birth (Age): Height: Nationality: Occupation: Background: Tsuruoka Sakutaro 40830 Date of Birth (Age): 25/January/1966 (Age: 53) Height: 5'8 Nationality: Japanese Occupation: Star Chef Background: Tsuruoka Sakutaro was born in the streets of Kochi, Japan. He ran an impoverished lifestyle - His father left at a young age, leaving his son Tsuruoka to pick up the pieces. He worked late shifts in a Fish Market in an attempt to accumulate enough Yen to pay of his father's gambling debt. In his position, he used deceit and manipulation to find his way around enough food to feed himself and his mother. As a young child, he'd intentionally drop pieces of fish in the hopes of being given it for free, accumulating the reputation as a vagrant and a brat. In his mother's eyes, however, he was an angel - every night, he'd somehow manage to bring home enough food for them both. For many weeks, it was burnt Sanma and ashy Hirame. But soon enough, he began to learn... Over time, his mother taught him the way of the knife, eventually acquiring the skills that would set him up for his future career. In his spare time, using his scrapings to buy ingredients, he would learn how to make experimental recipes using the most budget of ingredients with the guidance of his mother. He found a liking staring through the windows of open kitchen restaurants, watching the other Chefs cook. His adept agility and esoteric knowledge earnt him a position as Head Chef of a Teppanyaki restaurant called Benihana. With his newfound career, his life would take a swing. He finally worked his way out of his Father's debt, and acquired a cushy Apartment in upper Kochi, where he went to the RKC Culinary School to become an established chef. He was known for a skilled attention to detail and his expertise with the blade. With his new expertise, he found a new job - One at the Restaurant and Onsen Daikokuya, where he served under Master Chef Shogo Hirota. He learnt the way of the Master, and became a very experienced and dedicated Chef, his name on the lips of everybody of Shikoku. In 2000, he moved to California to open up his own restaurant in San Francisco, a Teppanyaki restaurant by the name of NovA Kitchen and Grill. In the late 2000s in his off time, Tsuruoka opened up a Youtube channel where he posted cooking tutorials and guides. Relatively unknown at first, he began a series called "Journal of a Master Chef," where he cooked peculiar recipes with new and innovative ingredients such as Isopod meat, Spider Crab and Frog. The series was accompanied by Cameraman and NovA Intern Chef Michael Walker, who filmed and tasted the dishes. On the side, he also made series using budget ingredients such as Grocery Store ingredients and improving cheap meals such as Quarter Pounders. In 2005, he even earned a Guiness Record for most leeks sliced consecutively while blindfolded in the dark. In 2009, his viewership rose to the hundreds of thousands, though his career was cut short by the Combine Invasion soon thereafter. Most of his life during the war was an enigma. He was conscripted and made work being the Mess Hall cook. Though his ingredients were poor and scarce, his experience in Kochi and his old Social Media channel lended him great credence in making the best of a bad situation. This may have saved his life, as his experience cooking handily kept him out of combat zones. When the Seven Hour war was at an end, the Chef quickly surrended. He was swiftly relocated to City 29, where soon thereafter he was boarded onto a ship bound for Europe. After a few years being reshuffled, he settled down in City 17 where he enlisted as a Civil Protection Officer in one of the Commerse Districts. He was always the pick for conferences and dinner parties, as his experience quickly caught up to him. His proximity to members of High Command during formal events gave him the leeway to finally realise his dreams of becoming a celebrity Chef - He was finally relocated during the Citizen Re-engagement Initiative, becoming a trainer and a role model for many Civilian chefs, who watched his late-night cooking shows that infrequently aired locally on the City 17 recreation channel. A year later, he was approached by a pair of representatives from the CWU. They offered him everything: A new job, a better apartment, a few higher letter grades of rations, but above all - A new, refurbished cooking show that would have greater funding and would air at either Early Morning or Late Afternoon, known as the Inspector's Cookbook. From then on out, his show became a massive hit - earning several consecutive awards in the Earth Administration Dissertation in Excellence in Civilian Media, completely blowing his largest competitor - Just a Guy in the city - Out of the water. Even if he thought he had everything, there was still one thing lacking - a suitable sidekick of Michael Walker's likeness. "I might be pampered in my current position, but there's nothing I miss more than my Mother's Gyudon. No Ration package or monthly stipend will bring me back to her and our cooking."