Legends of Rokugan
Mantis Kenjutsu Master. Former Emerald Champion.
Legend of the Five Rings, 4E
Rank 5, Insight 227, Experience Points: 4
Armor TN Bonus: +5
TN to Be Hit (REF x 5 + Armor + Modifiers): 35
Initiative (Insight Rank = REF/ keep REF): 10k5+5
Wounds (Earth x 2 per level, Earth x 5 for Healthy)
|Down||+34||51||Must spend Void to act|
|Skill||Trait||Rank||Roll||Emphases/Mastery Abilities||School Skill?|
|Matsu Bushi Skills|
|Battle||PER||5||10k4||Add Battle to Initiative||Yes|
|Kenjutsu||AG||10||16k5||Katana, No-Dachi; +1k0 damage, dice explode on 9 and 10, Free Raise for all rolls||Yes|
School Techniques (Matsu Bushi 4)/ (Emerald Champion)
|Rank 1||Name goes here||Add Honor Rank to Damage Rolls|
|Rank 3||Name||Make attacks as Simple Actions|
|Rank 4||Name||Subtract Honor from Wound Penalties, double Honor in Full Attack Stance|
|Rank 5||Name||+1k1 to all High and Bugei Skills, +1k0 to all School Skills, Extra Void that may only be spent on allies rolls|
|Driven||Kill Hida Kuon|
|Allies||The People’s Legion|
|Large||Mechanics go here||+X pts|
|Quick||Mechanics go here||+X pts|
There is only you.
Kisada thinks he could but Kyuden Hida is too far and his men are too few. The Lion will pin him in Beiden Pass while the Unicorn devour his exposed flank.
The Mantis could have a hundred thousand men in Otosan Uchi overnight. But the Clans would gladly join together to teach them their place. And Yoritomo knows this.
The Matsu have fallen to far. They are tired, they grow sick of war. I pushed them too far too long. And they are his favored.
The Crane are too weak. Dying. They will be gone within a generation.
It is doubtful that the Dragon or Pheonix are even aware that there is a new emperor. Or that the Empire has been at war with itself for three years.
There is only you.
Toturi may still prove useful. My Associate must be informed to have Usuia move the Legions north to investigate these rumors of a ronin army. This boat takes me now back to the front. I have a legion of Mantis ready to bolster the Crane. The Matsu will be forced to re-deploy the troops they have cycled out. Then when Kisada marches the men will be weary. They will not be able to force march to Beiden Pass and back in any reasonable time. And they will be shattered when they arrive. The Unicorn will be kept safely on the south side of the Spine of the World. It will take months for them to reach Otosan Uchi. The Emperor will order the fighting to stop at Ninkatoshi, or perhaps Kosaten Shiro. The Mantis will board their ships to return home. Atari’s men will be in the city, close to him. They will spring on the chance to finish their mission. While these very ships circle back to White Stag.
The money is safe. I have provided for the reconstruction. The heir will have the resources to build an empire and all threats to his rule will be eliminated.
The timing must be perfect. The Emperor must have an heir soon. Before Kisada marches.
Only me. I am the Emerald Champion, it was I who tore Shoju from the throne, it was I who killed Doji Satsume, and I will not see this Empire burn. I am Tadaka. I am the last hero of the Matsu.
I will save this Empire.