Kakita Sasuke[Ichiro] [Former PC]

The son of Three Clans...

Description:

Legend of the Five Rings, 4E

Rank 4, Insight 202, Experience Points: 5

Kharma Points:

Rings

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

Primary Weapons

Weapon Attack Damage Notes
Katana (IAJ) 12k4 8k3 May spend 1 Void to increase damage by 1k1
Katana (KEN) 10K3 8k3 May spend 1 Void to increase damage by 1k1

Armor TN Bonus: +5

TN to Be Hit (REF x 5 + Armor (5) + 5 + Modifiers): 30

Reduction: 3

Initiative (Insight Rank + REF + Rank 1 Tech + Modifiers/ keep REF): 8k4 + 19

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

Wound Level Penalty Total Notes
Healthy +0 10
Nicked +3 14
Grazed +5 18
Hurt +10 22
Injured +15 26
Crippled +20 30
Down +40 34 Must spend Void to act
Out 38 Cannot act
Skill Trait Rank Roll Emphases/Mastery Abilities School Skill?
High Skills
Courtier AWA 3 7k4 + 5 (Rhetoric) +3 Insight No
Etiquette AWA 3 7k4 + 5 (Beauracracy) +3 Insight Yes
Investigation PER 2 4k2 No
Intimidation AWA 5 9k4 + 10 (Bullying) Add +5 to any contested roll No
Lore: Law INT 3 6k3 (Ryoko Owari) Yes
Lore: Ryoko Owari INT 2 5k3 No
Sincerity AWA 2 6k4 + 5 Honesty Yes
Tea Ceremony VOID 4 8k4 Yes
Bugei Skills
Defense REF 2 6k4 + 5 No
Horsemanship AG 1 4k3 No
Iaijutsu REF 8 12k4 (Focus) (Assesment) Ready katana as free action/One free raise on Focus roll/+2k2 to Focus rolls if Assessment roll is 10 greater Yes
Kenjutsu AG 7 10k3 (Katana) + 1k0 to all damage rolls with swords/ready sword as a free action/damage dice explode on 9’s and 10’s when using swords. Yes
Kyujutsu REF 4 8k4 + 5 stringing a bow is a simple action Yes
Glory 1.1 Honor 5.5 Status 3.0 Infamy 0.0 Shadowlands Taint 0.0

School Techniques (Kakita Bushi School)

Rank 1 The Way of the Crane + 14 to Initiative/Add +1k1 + 4 to all attack and focus rolls assuming center stance plus combat round after.
Rank 2 Speed of Lightning +2ko to all Attack rolls vs. opponents w/ lower Initiative.
Rank 3 First and Last Strike May strike first in a duel if Focus (Void/Iaj) roll is 3 or more higher. Also, free raise to the Strike roll for each margin of 3 it is higher.
Rank 4 The Butcher’s Gaze (Kenburo’s Way Alternate Path) Before Assessment, make a contested Intimidate/Willpower roll. (This is a Fear Effect) If I win, opponent’s dice do not explode during Asessment and Focus rolls.
Rank 5 Name Mechanics

Advantages/Disadvantages

Ally: Toturi Tokume 1/1 2pts.
Friend of the Elements (Air) Free raise on all Awareness/Reflexes rolls 4 pts
Great Destiny Once/session when killed, reduced to 1 wound remaining. 5 pts
Irreproachable +1k0 to all contested rolls vs. Temptation 1 pts
Paragon: Honor +1 Honor/add twice honor rank (15) to resist Intimidation/Temptation rolls 6 pts
Dark Secret Father died dishonorably (unaware) 5 pts
Dependent Grandmother 5 pts
Doubt Iajutsu: Loss of focus due to Tokume 8 pts
Obligation Toturi Tokume: remove dishonor/prevent seppuku 7 pts

Kata

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Equipment

Katana, Bloodsword (Passion)
Wakizashi
Tanto
Yumi
10 x Fleshcutter arrows
10 x Armor piercing arrows
Light Armor
Travelling Pack
Fine Clothing
Sturdy Clothing
Tea Set
5 Koku (personal)
50 Koku (Yoriki)

Bio:

Lord Moon’s Tea

Ichiro fought to restrain the smile that battled for control of his face whenever he sat for tea with his grandmother, Kakita Konosuo. She was the closest thing to a parent that he could remember, though her advanced years had always kept her from exerting any real kind of influence in his life. Still, she doted on Ichiro and it was at times like these that Amaterasu smiled from behind Konosuo’s eyes, and Ichiro rejoiced that the smile was entirely for him.

Ichiro drank in each aspect Konosuo displayed of the ceremony; comitting to memory placement, gesture, setting, and expression. The tea set before Ichiro was crafted of purest jade, inlaid with gold patterns of cranes. Ichiro moved his hand to take the cup set before him as running stallions formed from the steam that rose from it. He failed to hold his emotion as the steeds charged up the sleeve of his kimono to turn into vaprous dragonflies that flittered about his face. With a heartfelt, childish chuckle he chased them away into oolong-scented nothingness.

The shattering of tissue-thin jade as a cup struck the floor snapped Ichiro’s focus sharply toward the sound..toward his grandmother across the table.

Kakita Konosuo stared blankly from the scattered jade fragments upon the laquered floor to her shaking hands. Ichiro slowly reached out and gently took her hands in his steadying them after a moment. Ichiro stooped his face till his eyes met hers. Amaterasu had fled the old Artisan’s eyes, chased to a heaven far away by Onanantangu. Lord Moon’s smile was now daimyo of those glossed orbs.

’Grandmother…?" Ichiro softly inquired.

“Who…who are you…?” was the reply that broke his heart.

Jin

Ichiro watched Shosuro Yusuko conduct her trial of political acumen. While her performance seemed a bit shaky, the Scorpion’s resolve did not. Ichiro tried to recall everything his surrogate father, Atari, had ever mentioned about Scorpions and their devious machinations. It was surprisingly little, although the one thing that came to the young Crane’s mind as he observed his necessary evil was “The best mask is the one not worn.” The intimation was that there was always an ulterior motive. Whether it was one with any real purpose or not, it was there all the same. Ichiro could find no trace of deception in Yasuko’s revelations, but it didn’t mean he believed all or even part of it.

“I just can’t take the chance.” , he thought to himself.

Since the Topaz Championship started, Ichiro felt himself the target of one plot after another. The attack in the alley. The jade tea. The rumors about…Tokume.

She was the one person Ichiro truly felt did not associate with him for some sort of gain. edThere was a certain beauty in the honest simplicity of her soul. She was Wolf Clan, a newly formed minor clan filled with wave-men, criminals, and the cast-offs of the Great Clans. In that, Ichiro saw an unshaven block ready for the sculpter’s blade. Tokume and the Wolf Clan could write their own future using whatever broad strokes they wished. Ichiro sulked momentarily as he reflected on the life that was pre-designated for him. Even this contest was a scripted opportunity for Ichiro, one that should have gone to another. Tokume treated him with kindness and sincerity, and for that Ichiro would do whatever he could for her. She called to his Jin, his compassion, and he resolved listening to the sugar-sour voice of Yasuko that he would…

It struck him.

All that had happened in the last two days had nothing to do with himself.

“My brother…The Crane Champion.”

Turning from Yasuko as she made her closing argument, Ichiro’s glance chanced upon Tokume. Her smile was soft and far sweeter than he had remembered it that morning.

Kakita Sasuke[Ichiro] [Former PC]

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