Legends of Rokugan
A dangerous Ujik-hai warlord known for brutal unyielding ferocity.
Legend of the Five Rings, 4E
Rank 4, Insight 208, Experience Points: 5
Armor TN Bonus: 12
TN to Be Hit (REF x 5 +Defense x 2 + Armor + Modifiers): 30/38
Initiative (Insight Rank + REF/ keep REF): 8k4+5
Wounds (Earth x 2 per level, Earth x 5 for Healthy)
|Down||+33||68||Must spend Void to act|
|Skill||Trait||Rank||Roll||Emphases/Mastery Abilities||School Skill?|
|Defense||ref||3||7k4||Defense x 2 + armor + Reflexes x 5 for TN||Yes|
|Horsemanship||agi||3||7k4||May Full Attack while mounted||Yes|
|Kenjutsu||agi||5||9k4||No-dachi, +1k0 damage, ready a sword as a Free Action||Yes|
|Battle||per||5||8k3||Add Battle to initiative||Yes|
|Spears||agi||3||7k4||Ignore 2 reduction in first round||No|
School Techniques (Name of School)
|Rank 1||The Way of the Unicorn||Use two handed melee weapons one handed. +1k0 damage while mounted, while using a scimitar, or using a two handed melee weapon.|
|Rank 2||Shinsei’s Smile||Add 1/2 of target’s wound penalty to attack rolls.|
|Rank 3||Desert Wind Strike||Attack as a simple action with melee weapons.|
|Rank 4||The Charge of Madness||Free Action to attack once per skirmish after bringing a target to the Out wound level. May not make raises or attack the same target.|
|Rank 5||Moto Cannot Yeild||Keep extra damage dice equal to half of strength while mounted or in Full Attack stance. Must use a two handed weapon or a weapon with the Samurai keyword.|
|Large||+1k0 damage with large weapons|
|Strength of the Earth||Wound penalties lowered by 3|
|Tactician||+ or – 5 on Mass Battle chart|
|Gaijin Name/Appearance||Social skills rolls dice do not explode.|
|Infamous||Starting Glory replace d by Infamy|
|Cursed by Toshigoku||Willpower roll vs TN 15 to attack any opponent except most injured.|
|Allies: Moto White Dog Elite||1 Influence 2 Loyalty|
|Indominable Warrior Style|
Include Cooperative Storytelling, background, and other details here.
Nokhoi was born 43 years ago far outside of Rokugan as the oldest and only surviving son of Moto Nidazin the chieftain of the White Dog tribe of the Moto family. Nokhoi has never met his mother and never asked his father about her.
The White Dogs are a semi nomadic Ujik-hai warrior tribe that maintains their traditional tribal lifestyle. The women and younger children maintain sparse yurt villages near reliable water sources while the men gather resources through trade and raiding rival tribes. A contingent of White Dog warriors has protected Daikoku’s Golden Wind since its inception as the trade route runs through theirterritory for much of its length.
Nokhoi now leads as cheiftan controlling the majority of the tribes warriors with his 8 sons. Under his leadership their reputation has spread and intensified. They are ferocious warriors and only warriors. The White Dogs offer no quarter to enemies, notably even to non-combatants.
21 years ago in a rare act of diplomacy Nokhoi traded his wives to the cheiftain of the Yadizi al-Iblis tribe in return for a desert passage to Medinat al Salaaam providing Daikok’s Golden Wind with a much safer journey to the city.
The following are some of my notes concerning the Moto White Dogs culture and their place within the Unicorn. None of this should be considered 100% official. This is a rough draft mostly written while I was drinking. There was some other stuff that was just too awful.Women are not allowed in the White Dog camp after sunset.
Outsiders are not allowed to sleep with the White Dog camp.
The White Dogs demand the front rank. The initial assault is theirs by virtue of their ferocity. Their retainers and support are children. Any male fit enough to ride must ride. If you cannot ride, you must die.
Surprisingly low mortality. This okotodate is very capable. Most casualties are samurai who have not attained gemppuku.
Will raid their enemies camps just before a major assault to capture enemies for a pre war sacrifice. Sacrifices are ritually burned alive. This happens very rarely now as most of their enemies are well fortified and it is difficult to procure enough fuel to burn the sacrifices properly.
Interestingly, cremation is also their funeral ritual for honored dead. Sacrifices are considered to be honorably advancing the White Dog assault.
They are very proud of their association with the Unicorn Clan. Every member will at minimum wear a brilliant purple silk scarf on themselves at all times. They are eternally grateful for the assistance of the Unicorn and totally dedicated to fighting for something they see as being even greater than the tribe.
They do feel that some of the Rokugani ideals are somewhat childish or unrealistic but they are willing to defer to their brothers’ judgement even at the cost of themselves.
30 years ago they were nearly wiped out and only survived due to Nokhoi’s alliance with the Unicorn. They were soon thereafter granted fealty to the Moto under the Nokhoi family name.