It was the year 2020 when they first appeared in our world, signaled by strange occurrences we now label as supernatural. They are known as "youkai", spirit-like beings with various powers and abilities. Soon enough, the United Nations assigned the United States and Japan, the countries with the most youkai emergencies, to create an organization that would be responsible for the capture and research: the Supernatural Forces Survey. The SFS was structured like a military organization, its agents bearing primary authority in Japan and the United States as well as throughout the entire world. They classified these youkai into four types: Aetherus, Daemon, Phantom, and Specter. Only five Aetherus exist, and they were the first to appear in the world followed subsequently by the thousands of Daemons, Phantoms, and Specters that suddenly appeared in our world. Although it remains undiscovered that the five Aetherus had children with humans, various other youkai had begun to do so beginning the year after. It was as such that the SFS took some of these children in to be trained as soldiers and trackers, as well as test subjects if they were unfortunate enough. It has been 19 years since the first of the children of the Aetherus was born, and it is now 2039. Most of these children have grown up and many who hadn’t before now realize their powers. As one of the Aetherus emerges again with a rather dark disposition and another aids the SFS to further their own goals, the world we be a battleground. But for now, we focus on Kyoto, Japan, as the storm begins to brew. Now as we turn our attention to the many paranormal residents of the city, we come across Beo Tormod, an American enrolled in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Raised by a single father, an active duty U.S. Marine Sergeant Major by the name of Phillip "Crankshaft" Tormod, Beo was born in the Okinawa Marine Base to his father and an unnamed mother. It was his mother who named him, while it was his father who jokingly gave him the nickname "Beowulf," inspired by the Geat hero of the epic by the same name. His mother, however, vanished shortly before given clearance to leave the hospital and was supposedly never seen from again. Beo, now aged 19, stands a proud 178 centimeters tall with ragged black hair and haunting yellow eyes. He stands with a military-esque posture due to his father's occupation. Upon closer examination, one would find that his left arm had various minor burns and scarring from some failed experiments, which are only minor due to his unknown abilities. Currently covering the past scars was the utmost recent model that had been working for roughly a year. Inspired by the Pip-Boy 3000 from the classic game "Fallout 3," he had constructed what he called the Gauntlet Mark IV. Its primary function was analyze various aspects of the wearer's health, but it also could act as a laptop and as a cellular device if needed, using a touch screen, various buttons and dials, as well as a laser-projection keyboard. Beo himself lives in an apartment in Kyoto's downtown, with all the other residents of the building being his fellow classmates. Soon enough, he went about as he saw someone new, a peculiar face, as he left the dorm for a walk. His eyes were drawn to them, but for now he needed to head out into the city to shop for the dorm. As he did this, he noticed he knocked someone down, leaning over to help them up. "Are you alright?"