After thinking about it, I decided to go with an Isawa instead. I have his history done for review and can work on stats.
Name: Isawa Takahiro
Weight: 175 lbs
Description: Takahiro is a young man of medium height and a slender build. His eyes are a dark brown and his hair a lustrous black, kept in a traditional topknot.
History: Isawa Takahiro was born in Kyuden Isawa eighteen years ago and like any child of the Phoenix Clan, he was tested for an affinity with the kami. In his case, his affinity showed itself within hours of his birth. In his case, that affinity manifested in the rare and mysterious gift of the Ishiken-do, which was both a great honor and a great joy to his birth parents, Akihiko and Midori. Great things were expected from a young age and he knew this, but he tried not to let it get in the way of enjoying life about him. There was much of beauty to see in the world, and being young and imaginative, he took to expressing his interest in the world through the arts. He varied widely in his interests before settling on painting. The expression of the lines let him express his feelings he found. It was also a great stress relief when the pressures of training got to him. As the years passed and he grew towards his gempukku, he became more introverted, more focused on his studies. His master was not an easy man to impress, and his gempukku was the hardest trial he'd ever faced. But when it was done, when his stern master had proclaimed him an Ishiken, it was the proudest day of his life. It was also the day he learned that he had been betrothed, and to whom. He was...less enthusaistic about that at first. He understood it was his duty and he would not complain, but he feared being trapped with a woman whom he could not like, much less love. How glad he was to learn he was wrong! Miya Suzukihime was charming, warm, intelligent, and beautiful as well. He met her through a long series of correspondences, exchanging letters for nearly a year before finally traveling (in the company of his parents, yojimbo, and nakado) to the capital to meet with her. It was his first time outside Phoenix lands, and he was eager to see more of the world. While en route to the capital, they stayed the night at a small town. Takahiro went for the first time to a teahouse by himself, and while he was there a commotion broke out. A young maiden came into the house, chased by three men in dark clothing. The men were locals, who claimed that the girl was a witch. A maho-tsukai. They claimed that they had escaped from a ritual her cell had been performing and now they would kill the Bloodspeaker. Takahiro interceded, finding no trace of maho on the girl, he demanded the men back down and when they wouldn't, his yojimbo drew steel. The men, heimin all, remembered the Celestial Order and withdrew. Takahiro comforted the girl, named Hitomi, got her some tea, and made sure that she made it safely home. He considered the matter resolved. He had no idea that Hitomi, who actually *was* a murderous maho-tsukai, had conceived a dangerous affection for her rescuer. When his party left the next day, Hitomi resolved to make it her business to have this kind young shugenja for herself, and to teach him to appreciate the beauties of maho and the power it could offer them both. Takahiro, cheerfully obvious, went to his meeting with Suzukihime, they both knew it was both love and duty that demanded they wed, and he went home, none the wiser.