By default, I play Uendo as part of his 'main' verse, or verse i, to keep things simple. I'm capable of roleplaying in other ones or writing differing SLs. Other AUs are cool, too! Just ask!
|•. Pre-Storyteller||:. Post-Storyteller|
|Takes place before the events of Turnabout Storyteller.||Takes place after the events of Turnabout Storyteller. Typically, Uendo spends a short time in prison, before returning to take over Kurukuru Tei.|
|Shortly after the events of Turnabout Storyteller, Uendo was charged with tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice. Thanks to a somewhat successful defense due to his mental state, he got off with only a month in jail, and three months on probation. The events that transpired have left Uendo struggling to keep it together, especially as he's managing the theatre by himself. While he's entirely unaware of it, multiple fragments linger on the periphery of his psyche, and Owen seems to be fronting more often in times of stress.
Verse-specific relations: Athena | Bucky
Very brief mentions of CSA and alcohol abuse for the first two paragraphs.
Uendo was born as Sadakichi Isoda, to a prostitute and one of her regular clients. Although he took her off of the streets and financially supported her and Sadakichi, he used this to his advantage to exploit her.
Sadakichi was regularly physically abused by his father, who was an aggressive alcoholic, and on two occasions, sexually abused by his father's friends. He lived with them until he was five, when there was an altercation between his parents— his mother, carrying Sadakichi in her arms, attempted to leave with him. While his father had aimed for his mother, he missed, shooting Sadakichi in the lower spine.
He ended up in the hospital for months, separated from his (both jailed) parents, and in his loneliness, his first alter formed: Kisegawa, an introject of his mother. After extensive physical therapy, he was able to learn how to walk again, although he would never fully recover, and entered the foster care system.
Going from home to home because of their behavioral issues, they split further, and rarely made any friendships or connections to others. They were only 8 when they were admitted into a children's inpatient facility.
This was where Sadakichi was first diagnosed with DID, and where Sadakichi split into two 'clusters' - "Owen", the child, and "Sadakichi", the adult. Many of the fragmented alters with Sadakichi eventually integrated through therapy and became "Patches", but Kisegawa stayed separate, along with a few fragments that never showed themselves. Owen and his associated fragments only fronted rarely, so they were never able to integrate.
When Sadakichi was 13, the children of the facility were allowed to attend a rakugo performance by the Toneido school... and from the beginning, he was enthralled. At eighteen, he ran away from the facility, all the way to the nearby theatre, in order to try to join the Toneido school. In the end, he was accepted, and was adopted by Taifu in order to establish inheritance rights.
He quickly surpassed Geiru, and after ten years, earned the name of Uendo Toneido.