(Shosuro) Atari [Former PC]

A large man covered with numerous scars. Empty eye sockets are covered with luxurious silk wrappings.


Legend of the Five Rings, 4E

Rank 6, Insight 271, Experience Points: 0


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

Primary Weapons

Weapon Attack Damage Notes
Katana #k# #k# notation

Armor TN Bonus: +#

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

Initiative (Insight Rank = REF/ keep REF): 10k4

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
Calligraphy INT 4 9k5 Cipher ; +1k0 Contested Rolls Yes
Courtier AWA 8 13k5 Gossip, Rhetoric, Manipulation Yes
Etiquette AWA 8 13k5 Conversation, Bureaucracy ; +1k0 Contested Rolls Yes
Investigation PER 5 8k3 Interrogation, Search ; +5 Contested Yes
Sincerity AWA 7 7k4 Deceit ; +5 Contested Yes
Tea Ceremony VOID 4 9k4 ?
Perform: Storytelling AWA 3 8k5 Deceit ?
Games: Go INT 6 11k5 Manipulation ?
Lore: Heraldry INT 3 7k5 ?
Bugei Skills
Tessen AG 4 8k4 ?
Defense REF 1 5k4 ?
Low Skills
Temptation AWA 2 7k5 Bribery YES
Intimidation WIL 3 6k3 Control
Stealth AG 4 8k4
Glory 5.0 Infamy 1.3 Status 9.0 Honor 2.5 Shadowlands Taint 0.7

School Techniques (Bayushi Courtier)

Rank 1 Weakness is My Strength Free Raise for every 3pts of Dis on enemy for Contested Social Rolls; max 5. Free Raise spread Gossip/no raise to prevent source
Rank 2 Shallow Waters Contested Roll (Inv/Awa vs Et/Awa) Learn identity and rank of lowest social skill/attribute with at least 1 rank; spend 1 Void to learn next
Rank 3 Secrets are Birthmarks Contested Roll (Court/Awa (Man) vs Eti/Awar (Courtesy) Target reveals 1 Social/Mental Dis; if none, reveals Adv; Blackmail for free if revealed Dis
Rank 4 Scrutinty’s Sweet Sting If have Blackmail, in Contested Social Roll, opp. dice cannot explode. During Contested Social Roll spend 1 Void to force opp to use any mental Trait
Rank 5 No More Masks Times per day/Insight Rank; Contested Roll Court(Gossip)/Awa vs Eti(Court)/Awa; if Blackmail +5k0; may inflict 1 social disadvantage (Bad Reputation, Sworn Enemy, Obligation to person of choice); lasts 1 month

School Techniques (Shosuro Instigator)

Rank 1 The Depths of Dishonor In any Contested Social Skill Roll gain +Xk0 where X is the difference between your Honor and opponent’s


Social Position (Voice of the Emperor) Travels in similar capacity of Miya Herald +X pts
Crafty Mechanics go here +X pts
Clear Thinker Mechanics +X pts
Inheritance: Go Set (Meiwaku Fan) +X pts
Precise Memory Mechanics +X pts
Sensation Mechanics +X pts
Servant Loyal Servant, former Scorpion +25 pts
Liar Mechanics +X pts
Spy Network Mechanics +X pts
Crab Hands Mechanics +X pts
Gentry Former Shosuro Province minus Shiro Shosuro +30 pts
Large Mechanics +X pts
Ally: Usagi Tomoe (Hare Daimyo) +2/4 pts
Ancestor: Shosuro Shushunume Add double Insight Rank all Contested Social Rolls +X pts
Dark Secret (Helps fall of Shoju) Mechanics -X pts
Driven (Kill the Hantei) Mechanics -X pts
Infamous (Bastard) Mechanics -X pts
Insensitive Mechanics -X pts
Lost Love (Doji Dejiko) Mechanics -X pts
Sworn Enemy (Otomo Sorai) Mechanics -5 pts
Blind (Self-inflicted!) Mechanics -X pts

The Mask of Shosuro Atari

Shosuro Atari was raised in the holdings near the famed Shosuro Gardens, in the province of Shiro no Shosuro. Atari’s father is Shosuro Mishigawa, an accomplished playwright. Atari’s mother is Shosuro Sakura, a former courtier of the Otomo family.

Atari’s parents are the proprieters of The Silken Smile, a playhouse of infamous reputation whose stage often is the impetus for the loss of life, honor, or both of many moved to passion by the intensity of the works presented upon it. Sakura’s familial influences with the Otomo, and in particular her brother Otomo Banu, have thus far kept Imperial Magistrates from closing the theater.

Raised in such an environment, Atari at a very young age came to understand with fiendish clarity the crushing power of the spoken word, the deadly effect of gestures and posture. It was not long before he began to test himself against his peers, weaving patterns of discord among them that would invariably leave them at odds with one another or at the mercy of strong punishments applied by their parents. Once Atari wrote a play of his own, setting other children as actors. Directing the story and actions of his companions, he drove two of them involved in a mock duel with wodden boken to a fury of emotion so intense that the boys took the scene to heart. One of them lost an eye and took a facial scar that would last his life. Atari’s mother disciplined Atari harshly after working to make ammends with the boy’s family, but secretly she felt a great pride inside for him. Her son had shown his nature.

When the time came for Atari to be sent to his school, Mishigawa wanted him to be sent to the Shosuro Butei Acadamy to begin the path to his inheritance of The Silken Smile. Sakura objected, arguing that Atari’s true talents could be cultivated best at The Bayushi Courtier School. Eventually, Mishigawa relented, realizing his wife’s influence with the Otomo could perhaps carry his son farther than his own associations. When Sakura went to inform Atari of their decision, she found him near the koi pond of the family gardens sitting on the small bridge that crossed it. As she approached him, a dragonfly landed on his nose. Brushing it away, Atari laughed at it’s tickling. It was the only time Sakura had ever heard her son laugh in ernest.

Timeline of (Shosuro) Atari

  • (to be continued)

(Shosuro) Atari [Former PC]

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