Just putting this up here in case there's an opening for a guest.Name:
Bonze Hanzo HayabusaAge:
Whatever is availableDescription:
Hanzo appears to be a Buddhist monk or martial arts master. He stands at about 5'8" and weighs about 165 pounds. He keeps his black hair short and neat. He does not have any tattoos, and has some light scars on his fists, elbows, knees, shins, face, and chest, probably from the numerous fistfights he has been in. His physique is very lean and impressively muscular, evidence of his intensive regular exercise. In terms of outfits, he prefers light, simple black clothing and footwear that allows him to move freely and quietly, particularly in shadows. It also advertises his status and affects how others see him and treat him. However, he does own a some clothing that allows him to fit in.Personality:
Hanzo comes off as wise, patient, tolerant, kind, polite, curious and social. After growing up within and living in a monastery for most of his life, he looks forward to seeing the 'Verse and pursuing justice. While many of his brethren follow a stoic and ascetic lifestyle, Hanzo has eschewed these ideas. He still follows his own set of ethics and moral code, but has opened himself up to experiencing worldly pleasures. His current plan is to walk the 'Verse, and his path is potentially through Providence with her crew as his companions.Special Skills & Interests:
Hanzo is a master in both unarmed combat (including punching, kicking, grappling, dodging) and armed combat (particularly with the sword, spear, sai, staff and nunchuku). He is an expert with throwing weapons (such as shuriken or rocks) and archery (regular bows but not crossbows). He is extraordinarily athletic (climbing, swimming, jumping and balancing better than most people), stealthy (moving silently and hiding in shadows) and observant (detecting enemies and searching for people or objects).
He has a little experience with firearms, but owns none and prefers not to use them anyway.
He is fluent in Mandarin but his English is not nearly as good and he mixes up common phrases.
Hanzo shares his wisdom in the form of fortune cookie sayings, and is also pretty good at talking smack, sometimes avoiding fights through intimidation and sometimes provoking them through humiliation. He very rarely backs down from a fight or from supporting a friend or the defenseless.
His mental math is very strong.
He is pretty good with rope.
He has some rudimentary skill with first aid for injuries and with the usage of herbs, acupuncture and massage.
He is generally useless when it comes to all kinds of modern technology, from using guns to driving vehicles to piloting ships or otherwise repairing anything.
He enjoys riding horses, hunting, growing vegetables, drinking tea and cooking.
His tolerance for alcohol is low but he has found a new enjoyment of cannabis. He lacks experience with sex, gambling, music and dancing.Background:
Hanzo was picked on as a child for his small stature, perceived weakness and mixed Asian heritage. His parents enrolled him in self-defense classes, which eventually led him to embrace a larger philosophy and join an order of monks. After studying martial arts such as wushu, kung fu, aikido and jiujitsu (all of which he excelled at) as well as traditional Chinese medicine (which he did not excel at), he became a teacher for his monastery.
The monastery was attacked and wiped out by Alliance forces for reasons he never came to understand. He and his students fought the best they could, but his class was killed and he had to uncharacteristically beat a hasty retreat so that he could live to fight another day.
Without a home or guidance, he eventually helped another monk who was ambushed by a gang of thugs. This monk was a member of a small order of monks that do not quite fit in. Many monks aspired to the ideals of monasticism, but members of ths particular order, the Justice Blade, did not. They accepted a life of warfare to make things right. Hanzo was invited by this existing member he saved, and the order's governing body, the Vigilant Council, asked Hanzo to continue fighting evil in his own way and on his own terms.
After single-handedly bringing down a crime lord and stealing his wealth, Hanzo is on the run with a sack of credits and basic necessities from both the Alliance and the crime lord's remaining gang. He will not give up his personal missions of protecting those who are attacked and avenging those who have been wronged.Other Notes:
Hanzo has a shipment of medical supplies and foodstuffs that require delivery to needy colonists. He requires the services of a smuggler ship and her crew to get past the Alliance and other warlord or crime lord factions.
Eleanor Duval (captain) - Hanzo and Eleanor share a love for tea and unarmed combat. Hanzo can show Eleanor some combat moves. Perhaps Eleanor's Companion training can help Hanzo learn moves of his own.
Alec Masters (first mate) - Hanzo and Alec share a dislike for the Alliance and for unarmed combat. They can train together, and Alec can show Hanzo how to play cards.
Kyle Lancaster (pilot) - Hanzo will be initially put off by his Alliance flight jacket, but will come to a respect him for the difficult background he overcame and for who he has become today. Kyle's piloting skills are especially invaluable to get past blockades undetected.
Nicoline "Nick" Ciruli (gunner) - Hanzo respects Nick's protectiveness of the crew and her skill in melee, but loathes her eagerness to make things explode and to get into firefights.
Dr. Kalliyan (Kal) Onoriosa (doctor) - Hanzo is experienced with yoga and tai chi and can share these interests with Dr. Kal. He admires her intelligence and is eager to share his knowledge of non-Western medicine. They also share an aversion to firearms. He admires her desire to help others. He may be the one who can help her deal with her feelings about the war and help her end her nightmares.
James Quinn (mechanic) - Hanzo admires the man who can understand, modify and repair something he himself has no understanding of. They can share recipes or split cooking duties for the crew.
Lyzander Recca (Companion) - Hanzo's understanding of the Companion lifestyle is non-existent, and yet he finds it fascinating, While there are obvious differences, there are subtle similarities that Hanzo is curious about.