Name: Suzume Kyou
School: Suzume Bushi School
Build: Medium, with good tone.
Description: The lythe beauty of a young man of the crane clan hides very nearly the full strength of the Crab’s young warriors. Kyou is both of these things, yet neither. Though he maintains manly stoicism, his eyes offer warm camaraderie and compassion. He does not anger at petty things, but can be provoked to violence for the suffering of common folk that many would overlook. Some might think his poverty marks him as a child of heaven wallowing in the mud with peasants. Kyou smiles in quite pity. He knows his place in the celestial order better than such fools. He stands above those he rules, yes, for he is their protector. They stand beneath him to lift him on their shoulders.
Kyou does not voice such radiacal ideas. He fights for his country, hoping for a chance to stand against the taint. At court he brushes clean his hakima and tells stories, offering charming smiles to the girls while his eyes promise that there are secrets in his tales he has yet to reveal.
There are always more stories to tell.
*Kenjutsu 3 (Katana)
Lore: Bushido 0
*Lore: Heraldry 1
*Lore: History 1
*Lore: Theology 1
*Perform: Storytelling 3
(4) Benten’s Blessing
(7) Paragon of Compasion
Flaws (Max 10)
(4) Cursed by the Realm: Sakkaku
1: All Things In Time:
--The Suzume watches the flow of combat to discover the perfect time for his assault. At the beginning of each Combat Round, before the first character has taken his Turn, you may reduce your initiative score by 5 to add 1k0 to all your attack and damage rolls for the Round.
--Damage Reduction 3
--Increase the target number of all athletics and stealth rolls by 5.
Hakima and Robe under Light Armor and Wooden Clogs.
Straw Pack, Cloak and Hat
Gourd of Water and Gourd of Sake
Attack Roll 4k2
Attack Roll 4k2
Attack Roll 3k2
Amunition: 20 Willow Leaf Arrows
Special Rules: Increase the TN of all attack rolls by 10’ if used from horseback.
--1. My name is Suzume Kyou. I am a warrior of the sparrow clan. Do you know what that means? Let me tell you a story...
--2-3. Once upon a time there was a man named Suzume Akira. He worked hard for many years ruling his land, defending his people, and serving his Daimyo. He had a wife named Moemi, three daguthers--mighty , beautiful Azuza, and wise Kurumi. He also had a son, Kyou, which means Apricot. After many years, Akira was rewarded for his service with permision to retire to a monestary and live out the rest of his life in peace and comfort. Before he left, Akira told young Apricot the story of a child with mythical powers born from a giant peach, who slew many ogres through strength and wisdom. Then he left his sword to his son--who was soon to begin his schooling in the arts of the Suzume Bushi--and left his children in their mother's care.
4. See above. Kyou wears a straw hat and cloak over his somewhat mended indigo hakima and kimono.
5. Trained in swordmanship and storytelling by his mother's father, Kyou grew up surounded by myths and legends. What he longs for most is to live such a myhthic life himself.
6. Kyou's living hero and most trusted confidant is his older sister-- --the eldest of the Akira's children. He admires both her honor and her strength.
7. Kyou is a dreamer--it is his greatest strength and greatest weakness. Legends of heroisim give him strength while distorting his judgement.