Tsi Chigiri - Tsi Smith 2
Description / Background
Earth 2 (Stamina 2 / Willpower 2)
Water 2 (Strength 2 / Perception 2)
Fire 2 (Agility 2 / Intelligence 3)
Air 3 (Reflexes 3 / Awareness 4)
Current Void: 3/3
TN to be hit:
Wounds: Current -
Healthy (+0): 10
Nicked (+3): 14
Grazed (+5): 18
Hurt (+10): 22
Injured (+15): 26
Crippled (+20): 30
Down (+40): 34
Out : 38
Artisan: Painting*/Awareness 2
Craft: Weapon*/Intelligence 5
Etiquette*/Awareness (Apologies) 5
Lore: Art/Intelligence 4
Lore: Craft/Intelligence 4
Lore: History/Intelligence 2
Lore: Materials/Intelligence 3
Tools of the Fortunes: All Craft skills are school skills. +1 Glory on successful Craft, +1 for every margin of 5 by which you beat the TN. Minimum Craft TN of 10+SRx5
Tsi Xing Guo's Blessing: +2k1 from Void when using own creations.
Soul of Artistry: Craft
Soul of Artistry: Artisan
True Love: Kitsuki Tomo
Sensible Clothing, Wakizashi, Calligraphy Set, 3 koku
XP Spent: 150
1. WHAT CLAN DOES YOUR CHARACTER BELONG TO?
2. WHAT FAMILY DOES YOUR CHARACTER BELONG TO?
3. IS YOUR CHARACTER A BUSHI, A SHUGENJA, OR A COURTIER?
4. HOW WOULD OTHERS DESCRIBE YOUR CHARACTER’S APPEARANCE?
5. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S PRIMARY MOTIVATION?
To serve Kitsuki Tomo, and see the world in exchange. She's the one who gave her freedom, to a degree, and it's a debt not easily forgotten.
6. WHO IS THE PERSON YOUR CHARACTER TRUSTS MOST IN THE WORLD?
Kitsuki Tomo. Unfortunately. She cut most ties with her family and made quite a few enemies when she left her life to follow her, so most of the people she once trusted, she can't anymore. Which leaves Tomo.
7. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S GREATEST STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS?
Chigiri is a woman of grace, impeccable breeding (by minor clan standards) and exceptional artistic talent. Until recently, her works were afforded value and popularity far beyond there merit, earning considerable wealth for the clan, but she left that behind to fulfill a promise. Though a capable craftswoman and businesswoman, she is, unfortunately, not the most adept at taking care of herself, as her life has left her rather frail and naive.
8. WHAT DOES YOUR CHARACTER THINK OF BUSHIDO?
The code is, by and large, a thing of value, which one should nominally aspire to, if only to prevent social calamity, though Chigiri does not hold nearly so much personal investment in it as most.
9. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S OPINION OF HER CLAN?
Although she has immense respect for her clan's history and works, she finds that the modern Oriole (or at least her little corner of it) has become too unsatisfied with their station, too obsessed with their pursuit of wealth, fame, and status.
10. IS YOUR CHARACTER MARRIED?
Technically, Chigiri is betrothed, even if she can't be married. Her late father, Tsi Teishu, was a dear friend of the late Kitsuki Naisochi. Unlike most Tsi, Teishu was an exceptional warrior and aided the Dragon many a time. In their final battle, they defeated a mighty band of thieves, but both received mortal wounds in return. On their death beds, they swore that their unborn children were to be wed. Unfortunately, the bandits had allies, who came and were believed to have purged Naisochi from this world.
In memory of an honored friend, the Oriole's daimyo approved this last wish, even though it was already believed void with the death of the child. However, the Tsi later learned that the Dragon's pregnant wife, Hitanko, had managed to make her way to a monastery soon after giving birth. She'd left the child there to be safe, and left, to die in the woods from her wounds.
Unwilling to betray a friend's final wish, the engagement stood, even if it can never be fulfilled.
11. DOES YOUR CHARACTER HAVE ANY PREJUDICES?
Chigiri always offers the Dragon great deference and favor as the Oriole's patron and guardian clan, but otherwise, most of Chigiri's experience with other clans is a matter of business, and money spends well no matter who it comes from. The Mantis are more wont to haggle, and far better at it, so she prefers dealing with them as little as possible, particularly after having some hot gold passed along to her once, followed closely in suspicion by the Scorpion. Meanwhile, she considers the Crab rather foolish; they tend to either offer an excessively generous price or unforgivably miserly one, and refuse to budge. But for the most part, cash flows just as well no matter whose hand it comes from.
12. TO WHOM DOES YOUR CHARACTER OWE THE MOST LOYALTY?
Currently, her direct superior is Kitsuki Tomo. Being unable to fulfill the vow between them properly, honor demands that she take it upon herself to protect and serve Tomo-sama until such time as she can
fulfill it. Or they die of old age. Either way.
13. WHAT ARE YOUR CHARACTER’S FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE THINGS?
Despite being quite good at it, Chigiri hates business. The peddling of wares, the manufacture of goods for petty wealth, they grate as if she were bartering off pieces of her soul. Art is greater than the merely material.
Meanwhile, she has a great love of travel, of seeing new things and meeting new people. A taste she can now indulge in.
14. DOES YOUR CHARACTER HAVE ANY RECURRING MANNERISMS?
As an artist in nearly every field, Chigiri is as interested in taking the measure of objects as she is in taking the measure of people. She's likely to pay as much attention to a samurai's daisho or kimono or even sandals as to the samurai herself, opting to assess the craftsmanship and try to puzzle out their origins, sometimes to the point where she looks slightly surprised when she notices the human bearing the goods.
15. WHAT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER’S EMOTIONS?
Curiosity, above all. She can hide many things, but never her voracious mind, and Chigiri is wont to show naked joy at learning new things.
16. HOW WOULD YOUR CHARACTER HANDLE A SUBORDINATE’S IMPROPER BEHAVIOR?
With her previous artificially inflated status, finding help to her standards was a simple matter, and even when the help fell short, she could easily dismiss the offender from her service and send them to a lesser craftsman, replacing the subordinate instead of dealing with the matter. This, of course, is not a luxury she has anymore.
17. HOW WOULD YOUR CHARACTER’S PARENTS DESCRIBE HER?
Once, her mother would have described her with glowing pride. Now, she tries not to describe her at all, as her daughter's life is now a constant reminder of her late husband's final days and the deaths of many friends. They communicate little these days, but in truth, she is prouder of her daughter now than ever before.
18. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S HIGHEST AMBITION?
Chigiri has learned not to aspire, and wishes little for herself beyond what she has achieved, instead wishing success for her mistress Tomo-sama. She has tasted wealth and prestige and it was naught but drudgery and sorrow, and instead wishes to serve one of her choosing, and hopefully to have the chance to truly spread joy with her art.
19. HOW RELIGIOUS IS YOUR CHARACTER?
Though she is likely to offer little more than lip service and the minimum socially acceptable level of respect to the spiritual, she has been known to offer sincere prayers requesting guidance from her ancestors in times of need.
20. HOW WILL YOUR CHARACTER DIE?
Of old age at a monastery having spent her day teaching children how to hold a brush, whilst Tomo has spent her day not a hundred feet away teaching a general a few things he never knew about playing shogi. Or maybe she's just an optimist who forgets her place.