Name: Soshi Hashimoto
School: Bayushi Bushi
Skills: Emphasis Rank:
Coutier (political maneuvering) 1
Kenjutsu: (Katana) 3
Investigation: (Notice) 3
Lore Law: 3
Underworld Lore: 2
Katana, Wakizashi, Bow and 20 Arrows, any one weapon, light armor, kimono, sandals, traveling pack 7 koku.
Primary Weapon: Shosuro Blade
Roll to Attack (Trait/Weapon Skill): 6k3+3
Quality: Sacred Weapon
Special Abilities: Free raise on poisons, poison resists at +5 TN
Armor: Light armor
TN Bonus: 5
TN to be Hit:
=Reflexes x 5 + Armor + Other Modifiers:
Roll Reflexes/School Rank:
Shadowlands Taint: 0.0
You have been noticed by one of the Seven Fortunes, Bishamon, the Fortune of Strength, has graced you with his blessing. For every 2 Raises you successfully make on an attack roll, you gain an additional Free Raise.
You have the incredible ability to memorize and recall large amounts of information, including names, dates, facts, and figures. When attempting to remember information you have seen before, you must succeed at an Intelligence roll with a TN of 10. More obscure or specific information may increase the TN considerably at the GMs discretion.
Your reaction speed is truly phenomenal. When making an Initiative roll, you always roll one additional die. Scorpion characters may purchase this advantage for 2 points.
You have the ability to read lips at a distance, understanding conversations that you cannot overhear. This requires a raw perception roll against a TN of 20 for every minute of conversation you are attempting to decipher. The TN increases by 1 for every foot father away then 10 feet your target is. You cannot read the lips of anyone more then 25 feet away.
Scared weapon of the Scorpion
The smiths of every clan craft majestic weapons that become the stuff of legends, and you have been chosen to wield such a weapon. These weapons are truly magnificent, and are particular to each clan. The number in parenthesis after the weapons name is the number of character points you must spend to purchase this advantage. Weapon: Scorpion Shosuro Blade (4) 4k2, Free Raise on Poison, poison resists +5 TN.
You have a habit or history that many find offensive. You could be known as a gambler, a drinker or someone who bends the concept of honor. It is possible this bad reputation is unwarranted, stemming from a misunderstanding. In any case, your Glory is always treated as if it were 3 less by those aware of this reputation. If this brings your glory below 1 rank you instead gain Infamy for each rank below 1 this would place you.
There is something about you that others find unsettling or just plain disturbing. You have a difficult time getting others to let their guard down, and often you are the first one suspicion falls on when things go wrong. Any Etiquette Skill Rolls or rolls to be cordial or persuasive have their TNs raised by 10.
You have a single goal that you are utterly devoted to achieving. You will turn your back on your friends, family, and even your honor in order to reach your prize. This disadvantage is worth 4 points for Scorpion characters. For Soshi Hashimoto it is to be recognized as one of the best swordsmen in the land. Never to back down from a fight if he can help it. And always seeking to prove himself the best.
The three most important things to you are your health, your welfare, and your interests. You dont care overmuch about the plight of others, and you dont go to great lengths to keep this a secret. With the exception of those who contribute directly to your well being, you must spend a void point to put yourself at risk for another if there is not a direct benefit for you.
School Abilities: p142 of pdf.