Kahuna

Kahuna

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Wes Chatham as Koa Akitoshi Turner
Name: Koa Akitoshi Turner
Codename: Kahuna
Faction: WAND, Consortium Arcana
Position: Agent
Age: 30
Hometown: N/A
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11"
Build: Muscular
Skin: Fair
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown

Details

It all started when Koa Turner found an odd, out of place piece of chain at a dig in Crete during the summer of his junior year in college. Prior to that the Purdue archeology student and former Seattle resident hadn't particularly thought either himself or his world unusual. By the end of a harrowing twenty hour run through a labyrinth and a desperate fight against a seemingly unstoppable minotaur those convictions had been thoroughly shaken. To say the experience had been traumatic would be an understatement, and that was made more so by the fact that whatever had happened had awoken something within him causing him to see and hear unusual things wherever he went. The world that had seemed so normal was now filled with myth and spirits and fairy tales come to life.

So what does a man do with a rock that seems to be somehow magical, a newfound set of perceptions that other people don't seem to see and a weird affinity for water? Well if that man is Koa Turner, he studies. And study he did. Over the course of the rest of the summer Koa devoured every resource he could on the supernatural, as well as family history. And to be honest, he loved it. It was fascinating, if sometimes rather frustrating and sometimes frightening. Study wasn't always a matter of researching and reading. Conversations with spirit-beings were all well and good but his first encounter with a demon nearly did him in. Still, each encounter, each bit of weirdness he survived taught him something and by the time he returned to Purdue he had a pretty decent grounding in what seemed to be the basics of how the magical world seemed to work and in particular how his pendulum and his own odd abilities seemed to work.

Graduation came and went. Koa started working in artifact authentications and acquisitions, with a side business in dealing with supernatural issues. At first he worked for the New York Museum of Natural history but after about a year he went freelance. His work took him to interesting places and allowed him to further his own interests: searching for the remains of Earth's mystical past. A number of these he collected to study, to use and to keep safe. It quickly became apparent that he was not the only one seeking ancient treasures and some of them took a particular dislike to Koa. They attacked him often violently and sometimes called him Akua, a term that seemed to refer to magically adept beings connected in some way to old Hawaiian legends.

Careful investigation allowed Koa to eventually piece together that these hostile relic hunters and magic users belonged to a group calling themselves Thelema that seemed to associate with a fraternal order called the Ordo Templi Orientis. While the OTO itself appeared to be something of a charity organization with an esoteric bent, the magi controlled beings summoned from some dark realm and left polluted mana - the energy of life and living things - in their wake. What exactly they had aligned themselves with he did not know but he heard fearful rumors of a dark power whenever he investigated, though who or what it was he could not discern for those who knew spoke of it only in whispers and never by name.

The next six or so years were quite busy ones for Koa who split his time living in New York and journeying abroad. In the former he worked freelance for museums and collectors and offered magical assistance to those who knew to ask him for it, frequently those who had no other options. In the latter he participated in digs, acquired artifacts for museums or for his own use and played a game of cat and mouse with Thelema agents around the world. Of course, one does not engage in arcane duels in cultural heritage sites without getting noticed eventually and after a particularly flashy incident in the Yucatan which involved two Thelema mages, a small horde of ancient ghosts and a jungle spirit of predation Koa found himself on SHIELD's radar.

Fortunately Koa did not in fact wind up arrested and thrown into a deep dark hole. SHIELD, in fact, was somewhat interested in recruiting him for their relatively new supernatural division. After a couple more run ins also involving Thelema he was convinced to come on as a consultant. Two years and a half years ago he signed on as an agent of WAND. The job is largely the same these days and he still even does authentication and acquisitions. After all. What better way to keep an eye out for dangerous things than be embedded in the circles that trade in them?

And what better way to keep an ear to the ground for whatever it is that Thelema is doing.

Gallery

Logs

2019-11-11 - Find The Cultists
Summary: Piotr finds out what happened with Limbo. Log Info: Storyteller: None Date: Mon Nov 11...
(keiko koa-turner piotr-rasputin plot silence)

2019-11-10 - There but not there
Summary: Koa wakes up in the SHIELD infirmary Log Info: Storyteller: None Date: Sun Nov 10 00:07:57...
(keiko koa-turner plot silence)

2019-11-09 - Curse's End
Summary: Heroes end the reign of the Silverfang Gang. Log Info: Storyteller: None Date: Sat Nov 9...
(bruce-banner jemma-simmons koa-turner kwabena-odame plot silverfanggang steve-rogers)

2019-11-08 - Blood And The Tree
Summary: It's just another day in Limbo Log Info: Storyteller: None Date: Fri Nov 8 04:55:57 2019...
(illyana-rasputina keiko koa-turner plot silence)

2019-10-29 - Not Star Wars
Summary: K'nert brings news of N'astirh's fall Log Info: Storyteller: None Date: Tue Oct 29 08:26:08...
(keiko koa-turner plot silence)

2019-10-27 - More Adventures Of The Canny Canuk
Summary: In The Waning Moon Log Info: Storyteller: None Date: Sun Oct 27 07:16:55 2019 Location:...
(jemma-simmons koa-turner plot silverfanggang steve-rogers)

2019-10-23 - A Dagger Through The Heart
Summary: Another blood draw for Steve, more information and some potential ways of saving him. Log...
(jemma-simmons koa-turner plot silverfanggang steve-rogers)

2019-10-21 - We Do What We Must
Summary: Keiko gets to talk to Pandora Peters. She really doesn't like it. Log Info: Storyteller:...
(keiko koa-turner plot silence)

2019-10-21 - Don't Break Things
Summary: After her meeting with Pandora, Keiko tries to work out some angst. Log Info: Storyteller:...
(keiko koa-turner social)

2019-10-20 - Into The Dark Dimension
Summary: A trip into the Dark Dimension ends up being a dark disaster Log Info: Storyteller: None...
(keiko koa-turner laynia-petrovna plot)

2019-10-20 - Belasco Sends His Regards
Summary: It's never peaceful for Piotr. Log Info: Storyteller: None Date: Sun Oct 20 01:52:52 2019...
(keiko koa-turner piotr-rasputin plot silence)

2019-10-17 - People Change
Summary: Returning after the incident in the parking lot, Keiko and Koa speak Log Info: Storyteller:...
(keiko koa-turner social)

2019-10-16 - Ware The Sword
Summary: Ananym tries for Koa and Keiko again. Log Info: Storyteller: None Date: Wed Oct 16 05:45:45...
(keiko koa-turner plot silence)

2019-10-13 - Inedible Brownies
Summary: Brownies get loose in the park and run riot. No, not the edible kind. Log Info:...
(cain-mccormick keiko koa-turner social)

2019-10-12 - Red, White and Aroo
Summary: A routine briefing turns into a Wolf wrangling session Log Info: Storyteller: None Date:...
(clint-barton jemma-simmons koa-turner laynia-petrovna melinda-may plot silverfanggang steve-rogers)

2019-10-12 - Along Came A Spider
Summary: Keiko and Koa seek out Pepper to contract Stark for containers to hold her Spirits. Log...
(keiko koa-turner pepper-potts plot silence)

2019-10-09 - Will You Defect?
Summary: Koa and Keiko are visited by Witchfire Log Info: Storyteller: None Date: Wed Oct 9 05:16:52...
(keiko koa-turner plot silence)

2019-10-07 - The Network Grows
Summary: Illyana is late for her weekly check in. Koa takes himself and Keiko to Limbo Log Info:...
(illyana-rasputina keiko koa-turner plot silence)

2019-10-04 - Full Moon Tonight
Summary: Steve, Koa and Jemma go werewolf hunting Log Info: Storyteller: None Date: Fri Oct 4...
(jemma-simmons koa-turner plot silverfanggang steve-rogers)

2019-10-01 - Where The Demons Hide
Summary: Illyana drops by to check in on Koa and help herself to his company. Log Info: Storyteller:...
(illyana-rasputina koa-turner social)

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