Hida Ringa

Hida Berserker


Legend of the Five Rings, 4E

Rank 2, Insight 164, Experience Points: 0


Earth 4 Stamina 4 Willpower 4 Water 3 Strength 4 Perception 3
Fire 2 Agility 4 Intelligence 2 Air 2 Reflexes 2 Awareness 2
Void 3

Primary Weapons

Weapon Attack Damage Notes
Tetsubo 10k4 7k3 +2k0 damage (Large; Way of the Crab); +2k1 (Berserking)
Dai Tsuchi (Hammer) 10k4 9k2 +2k0 damage (Large; Way of the Crab); +2k1 (Berserking)
Katana 7k4 7k2 +1k0 dmg (Emphasis); +2k1 (Berserking)

Armor TN Bonus: +13 (10 Reduction/12 in Attack Stance [Kata])

TN to Be Hit (REF x 5 + Armor + Modifiers): 10+5+13 (28)

Initiative (Insight Rank = REF/ keep REF): 4k2

Wounds (Earth x 2 per level, Earth x 5 for Healthy)

Wound Level Penalty Total Notes
Healthy +0 20
Nicked +0 28
Grazed +2 36
Hurt +7 44
Injured +12 52
Crippled +17 60
Down +37 68 Must spend Void to act
Out 76 Cannot act
Skill Trait Rank Roll Emphases/Mastery Abilities School Skill?
High Skills
Lore: Shadowlands INT 2 4k2 Yes
Investigation PER 2 5k3
Bugei Skills
Athletics AG 2 6k4 Yes
Defense REF 3 5k2 Keep result of last Def roll Yes
Heavy Weapons AG 6 10k4 Testsubo, Dai Tsuchi ; Reduce Reduction by 2; Free Raise on Knockdowns Yes
Kenjutsu AG 3 7k4 +1k0 dmg rolls made with swords Yes
Battle PER 3 6k3 Skirmish Yes
Low Skills
Intimidation WIL 3 7k4 Bullying Yes
Glory 1.0 Honor 3.5 Status 1.0 Infamy 1.0 Shadowlands Taint 1.0

School Techniques (Hida Bushi, Crab Berserker)

Rank 1 The Way of the Crab Ignore TN penalties for wearing heavy armor for all skills except Stealth. +1k0 to damage rolls with Heavy Weapons
Rank 2 Berserker’s Rage Dead Eye. Once per skirmish, enter berserker trance during Reactions stage. Rages lasts # of rounds equal to double your Earth Ring (you may end it earlier by spending a Void point during Reactions Stage). While in rage you may not take Center, Defense, or Full Defense Stances and cannot use any non-Bugei skills. Ignore all penalties and effects of Wound Ranks. +2k1 to all attack and damage rolls. If killed, remain alive and continue to attack until rage ends, but cannot be healed (unless 1st targetted with Force of Will). You are dead, but your body simply doesn’t know it yet. Die immediately if you sustain Wounds equal to twice your normal amount.
Rank 3 Name Mechanics


Quick Healer Stamina considered 2 ranks higher for healing +3 pts
Paragon of Bushido (Courage) +1k1 vs Intimidation and Fear +7 pts
Heart of Vengeance (Shadowlands) +1k1 to all Contested Rolls made vs Enemy +5 pts
Ally (Hida Amoro) Ally +(2/4) pts
Inheritance (Kaiu Armor) 5 Reduction/3 TN; made by Kaiu Utsu (current daimyo) +8 pts
Large +1k0 to all Damage Rolls for any large melee weapon +3 pts
Strength of the Earth Wound penalties lowered by 3 +2 pts
Gullible Opponents gain +1k1 against you on Sincerity (Deceit) rolls -4 pts
Driven (Purify Crab Clan) Sacrifice almost anything for goal -2 pts
Sworn Enemy (Hiruma X) Hiruma Kage, son of the Hiruma daimyo. Believes Ringa’s ancestor was instrumental in the fall of Shiro Hiruma. Ringa’s ancestor (Kobatzu), was the Hida who reluctantly retreated from the castle to save his army -3 pts
Black Sheep (Crab) Only ally/contact is Hida Amoro -3 pts
Obtuse Experience cost to raise any High skill save Investigation/Medicine is doubled -4 pts


Strength of the Crab p42 Great Clans Gain +2 Reduction in Attack Stance

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Hida Ringa is Jonathan Moore (Monkey)’s character.

Hida Ringa is the descendent of a prominent Hida General who was forced to retreat from the battlefield around Shiro Hiruma during its fall. The Hiruma family have held a grudge against his line since this incident and it has sparked particularly with a young Hiruma Kage (son of the Hiruma daimyo) against Ringa.

Ringa bears his ancestor’s inherited Kaiu Armor from this battle that has been modified and “updated” by the current Kaiu Daimyo (Utsu). It bears Utsu’s markings.

Ringa maintains an obvious hatred for the Shadowlands, but maintains a particular enmity for Kuni Yori, former/current Kuni Daimyo. This dislike arises from the fact that Ringa’s ally/friend, Hida Amoro, has become slowly turned to the philosophical outlook the Kuni family espouses and Ringa hates seeing his friend associate with such “filth.”

Ringa left the Crab because of the prevalence of corruption, but maintains a correspondence with Hida Amoro. Ringa is gullible and trusting, idealistic in his courage and focused on finding ways to redeem the Crab from their downfall. He believes that joining Toturi’s Army is the most reliable way of accomplishing this goal. Ringa maintains little time/energy for the “finer things” in life.

Hida Ringa

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