Isawa Akihito

The albino duelist born Isawa and trained by the Shiba. If the stories are to be believed he is said to be unbeatable by a mortal.


Legend of the Five Rings, 4E

Rank 3, Insight 188, Experience Points: 18/50


Earth 3 Stamina 3 Willpower 5 Water 3 Strength 3 Perception 3
Fire 3 Agility 3 Intelligence 3 Air 3 Reflexes 3 Awareness 3
Void 4

Primary Weapons

Weapon Attack Damage Notes
Katana 7k3 6k2 notation
Tessen 3k3 2k2 add Insight Rank to TN, -1k0 off hand penalty

Armor TN Bonus: +5

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

Initiative (Insight Rank = REF/ keep REF): 6k3

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

Wound Level Penalty Total Notes
Healthy +0 15
Nicked +3 21
Grazed +5 27
Hurt +10 33
Injured +15 39
Crippled +20 45
Down +40 51 Must spend Void to act
Out 57 Cannot act
Skill Trait Rank Roll Emphases/Mastery Abilities School Skill?
High Skills
Meditation VOID 3 8k4 Void Recovery Yes
Lore: Theology INT 3 7k3 The Kami, Shintao Yes
Medicine Intelligence 1 4k3 No
Cipher INT 1 4k3 No
Spellcraft INT 1 4k3 No
Bugei Skills
Defense REF 3 7k3 Yes
Kenjutsu AG 3 7k3 Katana Yes
Kyujutsu REF 3 7k3 Yes
Spears AG 3 6k3 Yes
Iaijutsu Awareness 3 7k3 Assessment, Focus Yes
Iaijutsu Void 3 8k4 Assessment, Focus Yes
Iaijutsu Reflexes 3 7k3 Assessment, Focus Yes
Battle PER 3 6k3 No
Tessen AG 1 4k3 No
Investigation Perception 2 No
Glory 1.0 Honor 5.0 Status 1.0 Infamy 0.0 Shadowlands Taint 0.0

School Techniques (Shiba Bushi School)

Rank 1 Name goes here Mechanics go here
Rank 2 Name Mechanics
Rank 3 Name Mechanics


Prodigy +1k0 to all rolls for all School Skills. +12 pts
Great Destiny Mechanics go here +5 pts
Bad Fortune Albinism; Notes -3 pts
Compulsion Alcohol; Notes -(2-4) pts
Touch of the Void Make a Willpower Roll at TN 30 whenever you spend Void Points or Dazed. -4 pts
Disbeliever Mechanics -3 pts


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Isawa Akihito was born an ishiken into an ancient Isawa family who counted their ancestors back to before the fall of the Kami. While he was not considered a great talent with the kami, he was competent and a pleasant youth given to introspection.

Akihito was encouraged to indulge he clever mind on his frequent visits into the forests around Kyuden Isawa. One day as he returned from taking his lunch he approached his father and brother training behind a family garden. Unbeknownst to Akihito, all color had mysteriously been drained from his skin, hair, and eyes. Rendering him an albino.

When question by his father and his fathers superiors at the Temple of Isawa he could give no answers. He had walked onto the forest to take his meal in solitude, as he did on most days. Spent a few peaceful moments basking in the natural purity of the forest, and returned.

A barrage of tests and rituals followed as the senior sages of the temple feared the boy to be in the grip of dark Maho. Those test failed to show any reason for the boy’s condition but did reveal a troubling fact. While his connection to the kami was as strong as ever, they could no longer understand his words and the Void no longer responded to his will.

After several fruitless weeks trying to continue his studies and regain his connection to the elements it was decided that Akihito should leave the Isawa shugenja school and go to train with the Shiba the following summer.

Upon his arrival Akihito shocked the sensei of the Shiba when he easily defeated one of their most promising students in a Kenjutsu match designed to determine his level of skill. Over the next few days the sensei were amazed to find that this young boy who days ago had never held a katana was able to pass nearly all of their tests normally used for student’s gempukku. Akihito was moved immediately into advanced studies with children twice his age.

Akihito had been crushed when he learned of his affliction. But here he wasn’t a mediocre shugenja to become a low level functionary. Here he was one of the best. Though his appearance and stories of his ordeal prevented admirers from fawning over him, he was respected. Students would come to him for insight into his effortless technique and soon he was instructing as one of the dojo’s most accomplished students.

Isawa Akihito

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