"The Black Crab" Hida Sorano

 
"The Black Crab" Hida Sorano

"The Black Crab" Hida Sorano


School Rank: Hida Bushi 3
Insight: 186
Experience Points: 0
Next Rank: Rank 4 = Insight 200 - 224

Year: 1172

=====TRAITS=====
EARTH: ( 5 )

- Stamina: 5
- Willpower: 5

AIR: ( 2 )

Reflexes: 2
Awareness: 2

FIRE: ( 3 )

- Agility: 3
- Intelligence: 3

WATER: ( 4 )

- Strength: 4
- Perception: 4

VOID: ( 2 )


Honor: 4.8
Status: 1.0
Glory: 4.5


=====SKILLS=====
Athletics 2 [ roll=Athletics/Strength]6d10e^4[/roll ]
Battle 2 [ roll=Battle/Perception]6d10e^4[/roll ]
Defense 2 [ roll=Defense/Reflexes]4d10e^2[/roll ]
Etiquette 1 [ roll=Etiquette/Awareness]3d10e^2[/roll ]
Heavy Weapons (Tetsubo) 6 [ roll=Heavy Weapons/Agility]9d10er1^3[/roll ]
Iaijutsu 2 [ roll=Iaijutsu/Awareness]4d10e^2[/roll ]
Intimidation 2 [ roll=Intimidation/Awareness]4d10e^2[/roll ]
Jiujutsu 1 [ roll=Jiujutsu/Agility]4d10e^3[/roll ]
Kenjutsu (Katana) 4 [ roll=Kenjutsu/Agility]7d10er1^3[/roll ]
Lore: Maho 1 [ roll=Lore: Maho/Intelligence]5d10e^3[/roll ]
Lore: Shadowlands 2 [ roll=Lore: Shadowlands/Intelligence]5d10e^3[/roll ]
Medicine 1 [ roll=Medicine/Intelligence]4d10e^3[/roll ]


=====COMBAT=====
Initiative: 5K2 [ roll=Insight Rank/Reflexes]5d10e^2[/roll ]
To Be Hit: 25 [Reflexes x 5 + 5 + Armor TN (10)]
Damage Reduction: 10

==Tetsubo==
Attack: 9K3 [ roll=Heavy Weapons/Agility]9d10er1^3[/roll ]
Attack (with Strength in Arms Style Kata): 10k4 [ roll=Heavy Weapons/Strength]10d10er1^4[/roll ]
Damage: 10K3 [Strength/Weapon Damage] Tetsubo = 3k3 [ roll=Damage Rating/Strength]10d10e^3[/roll ]

Special:
- Opponents with a Reduction rating have
their rating reduced by 2 when attacked with a heavy
weapon.

- Use of a heavy weapon confers one Free Raise
toward use of the Knockdown Maneuver.


==Kaiu Katana Blade==
To Hit: 7K3 [Kenjutsu/Agility]
Damage: 10K3 [Strength/Weapon Damage] Kaiu Blade = 3k3

Special:
- -2 to target’s Reduction.
- The total of all damage rolls made with a
sword is increased by 1k0.



=====TECHNIQUES=====
RANK 1: THE WAY OF THE CRAB
The Hida bushi is the epitome of ‘heavy infantry,’ able to endure
harsh blows and deliver crushing attacks in return. You
may ignore TN penalties for wearing heavy armor for all skills
except Stealth. When using a Heavy Weapon, you gain a bonus
of +1k0 to the total of all damage rolls.

RANK 2: THE MOUNTAIN DOES NOT MOVE
The Hida bushi is famous for extraordinary tenacity, weathering
wounds that would kill normal men. You gain Reduction
equal to your Earth Ring.

RANK 3: TWO PINCERS, ONE MIND
A Hida bushi is relentless. You may make attacks as a Simple
Action instead of a Complex Action while using Heavy Weapons
or weapons with the Samurai keyword.


=====KATA=====
STRENGTH IN ARMS STYLE
- Ring/Mastery: Water 4
- Schools: Hida Bushi, Ichiro Bushi, Moto Bushi
- Effect: Once per Turn while wielding a Heavy Weapon,
you may use your Strength Trait instead of your
Agility for an attack roll.

STRIKING AS EARTH
- Ring/Mastery: Earth 3
- Schools: Any
- Effect: When in the Full Defense Stance you gain Reduction
equal to your Earth Ring. This is cumulative
with other forms of Reduction.


=====OUTFIT=====
Heavy Armor, Sturdy Clothing, Daisho, Tetsubo

Traveling Pack:
- Jade Finger (3)
- Lantern
- Spices (various)
- Week’s rations
- Medicine Kit (8 uses left)
- Whetstone
- Lantern Oil (2)

Money:
3 koku


=====ADVANTAGES=====
DARK PARAGON [MENTAL] (5 POINTS)
You have mastered one of the precepts of Shourido, the dark
code that forms an antithesis of Bushido. Once per session,
you may voluntarily sacrifice 5 points of Honor as a Free
Action in order to affect a particular type of roll as indicated
below, and gain a bonus of +5 to the total of that roll. If you
do not have 5 points of Honor to spend in this manner, you
may spend a Void Point instead. Spider characters may purchase
this Advantage for 4 points. The type of roll that each
precept of Shourido affects is:

Will: Spending the Honor negates 10 Wounds at the
moment they are suffered.

GREAT DESTINY [SPIRITUAL] (5 POINTS)
The kharmic cycle has some great purpose in store for you,
and the Celestial Order will conspire to keep you alive, no
matter what, until your destiny can be fulfilled. Once per session,
when you suffer Wounds that would kill you, you are
reduced to a single Wound remaining instead. This will only
happen once per session, as there are limits to the extent that
the Heavens will intervene in mortal affairs.

LARGE [PHYSICAL] (3 POINTS)
You are significantly larger than the average Rokugani, ranging
in height from 6’0” to 6’3” in height. You gain a bonus of
+1k0 to the total of all Damage Rolls for any large melee weapon.
Crab characters may purchase this Advantage for 3 points.

SACRED WEAPON [MATERIAL] (6 POINTS)
You possess a special weapon created by the master weaponsmiths
of your Clan, and considered to be an icon of all
who bear the mon of your Clan. The cost of each individual
weapon is denoted by the number after its name.

Crab Kaiu Blade: 3k3 katana; unbreakable; -2 to target’s Reduction

STRENGTH OF THE EARTH [PHYSICAL] (2 POINTS)
In your soul can be found the spirit of the mountains and
the strength of stone. You can overcome injuries that would
cripple other men. The TN penalties you suffer from Wound
Ranks are reduced by 3. Bushi characters may purchase this
Advantage for 2 points.

SEVEN FORTUNES’ BLESSING [SPIRITUAL] (4 POINTS)
One of the Seven Fortunes, the most powerful of all the Fortunes,
has taken notice of you and showered you with his or
her blessings. These can be powerful bonuses, but sometimes
come with expectations. The Fortunes are both fickle and
wrathful, after all. The Clans listed after each blessing may
purchase that Advantage for 1 point less than its normal cost.

Bishamon’s Blessing (Crab, Lion): The
Fortune of Strength has taken notice of your might,
and has favored you with his blessings. Whenever you
declare and make three successful Raises on an attack
roll for the purposes of the Increased Damage Maneuver,
you gain one additional Raise. Free Raises do not
count toward activating this effect. You also gain a
bonus of +1k0 to the total of any Strength Trait Rolls.

TOUCH OF THE SPIRIT REALMS [SPIRITUAL] (5 POINTS)
Somehow, a fragment of the essence of a spirit realm is present
in your soul, and suffuses everything you do. Shugenja
characters may purchase this Advantage for 4 points.

Gaki-do: When you resolve an attack that kills an opponent,
you immediately regain 5 Wounds.


=====DISADVANTAGES=====
DISTURBING COUNTENANCE [PHYSICAL] (3 POINTS) [Black Man]
Something about your appearance causes others to respond
to you with concern and caution. You are not necessarily
unattractive, merely disturbing in some way. The TN of all
your Social Skill Rolls is increased by +5. This Disadvantage
is worth 4 points to Spider characters.

GAIJIN NAME [SOCIAL] (1 POINT)
Either due to your lineage or your parents’ fascination with
another culture, you possess a name that is clearly not of
Rokugani origin. Although there is no honor loss for such a
thing, others regard you questionably as a result. Your individual
dice may only explode once on a Social Skill Roll (that
is, each die has a maximum possible result of 20). This Disadvantage
is worth 2 points to Unicorn characters.

SEVEN FORTUNES’ CURSE [SPIRITUAL] (3 POINTS)
One of the Seven Fortunes has found your behavior unacceptable,
and visited his or her wrath upon you. This curse manifests
itself in a very real way, and few are ever able to placate
beings as powerful and as fickle as the Seven Fortunes.

Ebisu’s Curse: The Fortune of Honest Work finds you
a distrustful soul, and others can instinctively sense
the aura of mistrust surrounding you. You suffer a
penalty of -1k1 on all Social Skill rolls made with
non-samurai citizens of Rokugan.

BRASH [MENTAL] (3 POINTS)
You have a notoriously short temper and are likely to answer
anything you perceive as a threat with steel. If you are
threatened or insulted, you must make a Willpower Trait roll
(adding your Honor Rank to the total) at a TN of 25, or you
will attack immediately. This Disadvantage is worth 4 points
to Lion characters.





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EXPERIENCE POINT TRACKING
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Current XP = 0


Bought:


Spending Plan:
IR 3 to 4:
Insight: 176 -----> 200
Rank 4 = Insight 200 - 224

Rings
Strength 4 -----> Strength 5 = 20 xp
Perception 3 -----> Perception 4 = 16 xp

Advantages
DARK PARAGON: Will = 5 xp

Skills
Lore: Shadowlands 2 -----> Lore: Shadowlands 5 = 12 xp
Defense 2 -----> Defense 4 = 7 xp
Heavy Weapons (Tetsubo) 6 -----> Heavy Weapons (Tetsubo) 7 = 7 xp
Iajutsu 2 -----> Iajutsu 3 = 3 xp
Jiujutsu 1 -----> Jiujutsu 2 = 2 xp
Lore: Bushido 0 -----> Lore: Bushido 1 = 1 xp
Investigation 0 -----> Investigation 1 = 1 xp
Courtier 0 -----> Courtier 1 = 1 xp
Kyujutsu 0 -----> Kyujutsu 1 = 1 xp
Lore: Celestial Order 0 -----> Lore: Celestial Order 1 = 1 xp
Calligraphy 0 -----> Calligraphy 1 = 1 xp
Craft: Brewing 0 ----> Craft: Brewing 1 = 1 xp


Total XP = 79
XP to Go = 58
--------------------------------------------------------
IR 4 to 5:
Insight: 200 -----> 225
Rank 5 = Insight 225 - 249

Rings
VOID 2 -----> VOID 3 = 18 xp
Reflexes 2 -----> Reflexes 3 = 12 xp
Awareness 2 -----> Awareness 3 = 12 xp

Skills
Battle 2 -----> Battle 5 = 12 xp
Medicine 1 -----> Medicine 2 = 2 xp
Lore: Kolat 0 -----> Lore: Kolat 1 = 1 xp


Total XP = 51

Nope, you're allowed.

The Seven Fortunes’ Blessings/Curses are exempt
from this restriction, as it is possible for one Fortune
to bless an individual and another to curse
them without regard for one another’s wishes.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Ben View Post
Nope, you're allowed.

The Seven Fortunes’ Blessings/Curses are exempt
from this restriction, as it is possible for one Fortune
to bless an individual and another to curse
them without regard for one another’s wishes.


... Eaxactly he's on it... kinda like how the Scorpion revere Bayushi Shoju... and the rest of the empire denounces him as one of the greatest villains of all time. Yeah... someone can love you... while another hates you!

[table]
[tr][td]WOUND LEVEL[/td][td]PENALTIES[/td][td]TOTAL[/td][td]CURRENT[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Healthy: (+0)[/td][td]0[/td][td]25[/td][td]0[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Nicked: (+0)[/td][td]0[/td][td]35[/td][td]0[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Grazed: (+2)[/td][td]0[/td][td]45[/td][td]0[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Hurt: (+7)[/td][td]0[/td][td]55[/td][td]0[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Injured: (+12)[/td][td]0[/td][td]65[/td][td]0[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Crippled: (+17)[/td][td]0[/td][td]75[/td][td]0[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Down: (+37)
[Must Spend Void to Act][/td][td]0[/td][td]85[/td][td]0[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Out
[Cannot Act][/td][td]0[/td][td]95[/td][td]0[/td][/tr]
[/table]

Hmmmm... That didn't work! =(

Healthy: (+0) = 25
Nicked: (+0) = 35
Grazed: (+3) = 45
Hurt: (+7) = 55
Injured: (+12) = 65
Crippled: (+17) = 75
Down: (+37) [Must Spend Void to Act] = 85
Out: [Cannot Act] = 95

Biography:
The man who came to be Hida Sorano, washed ashore as a child amid wreckage and was
discovered by Yasuki dock workers. Although normally the people would turn aside and let a
gaijin child die, a shugenja came to see the child and noticed that although gaijin, he was
blessed by the Fortune Bishamon, and indeed had a great future. They decided to call the child
"Sorano" after the only legible letters on the crate he was aboard.

He was soon after adopted by Hida Yazukaze and Hida Yoshiko two samurai who raised him in
the Hida tradition. They recognized the great potential within him and soon tried to forge his soul
and body. Although physically impressive, Hida Sorano is not yet where he wishes to be. He
understands that he still has a lot to do before he can please his clan, empire... and then
eventually maybe his own soul.


20 Questions:
1. WHAT CLAN DOES YOUR CHARACTER BELONG TO?
- Hida Sorano belongs to the Crab Clan.

2. WHAT FAMILY DOES YOUR CHARACTER BELONG TO?
- Hida Sorano was adopted by the Hida family.

3. IS YOUR CHARACTER A BUSHI, A SHUGENJA, OR A
COURTIER?
- Hida Sorano is a Hida bushi.

4. HOW WOULD OTHERS DESCRIBE YOUR CHARACTER’S APPEARANCE?
- Although rarely seen outside of his heavy armor, Hida Sorano is indeed of gaijin background.
He is a black man (presumably from the Ivory Kingdoms) and close to 6' 5." He is taller than
even most Crabs and just as strong. He has long and wildly unkempt black hair, that mirror
his eyes.

He keeps his blue-steel armor in perfect condition, even during stressful times. He takes great
pride in being a Hida bushi and looks to make his family proud. Although not truely of Hida desent,
his adoptive father (whom recently died defending the Carpenter Wall) left him a Kaiu Katana
Blade as a gift. He wears this proudly and keeps it in even better condition than his emaculate
armor.

5. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S PRIMARY MOTIVATION?
- Hida Sorano looks to make his family proud and live up to the example that his adopted father,
Hida Yazukaze, has set. Hida Yazukaze was well known in the Crab ranks as going to the famed
"Defender of the Wall" school and making his sensei proud. Hida Sorano himself looks to join their
ranks one day.

6. WHO IS THE PERSON YOUR CHARACTER TRUSTS MOST IN THE WORLD?
- Hida Sorano trusts no one other than the strength of his arm and his tetsubo. Before that he
trusted his father Hida Yazukaze with his life, however now that he is no longer in the world Sarano
does not truly trust anyone.

7. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S GREATEST STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS?
- Hida Sorano's strength is his fortitude and his... well... strength. Although he really doesn't show
it much, deep down inside, he really is ashamed of his birth heritage. He tries so hard to fit it with
his brothers but he knows deep down inside that they don't except him. Although this depresses
him greatly he rarely if ever lets it show. However at times the emotion and rage swells up inside of
him and it can get to be too much when he feels "insulted."

8. WHAT DOES YOUR CHARACTER THINK OF BUSHIDO?
- Hida Sorano tries to embody bushido to make up for his gaijin blood.

9. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S OPINION OF HIS CLAN?
- Hida Sorano knows that his clan is the greatest and mightiest of all the clans, after all they do
what the others cannot, man the wall.

10. IS YOUR CHARACTER MARRIED?
- Hida Sorano would love to marry some day, however the opportunity has yet to present itself.

11. DOES YOUR CHARACTER HAVE ANY PREJUDICES?
- Hida Sorano hates none but the Shadowlands and those who hate him do to his birth heritage.

12. TO WHOM DOES YOUR CHARACTER OWE THE MOST LOYALTY?
- Hida Sorano's loyalty is to the empire, his daimyo and then his father in that order. He would
never willingly dishonor those he is loyal to. Sometimes his passion is too much because he
feels that he has to over compensate because he truly isn't Rokugani by blood.

13. WHAT ARE YOUR CHARACTER’S FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE THINGS?
- Hida Sorano loves battle and showing others that despite his circumstances, he is just as
much Rokugani and a Crab as his brothers. Also like most Crabs he loves ruff sports and
sake, and really has no appreciation for the "finer things in life," such as tea ceremonies and art.

14. DOES YOUR CHARACTER HAVE ANY RECURRING MANNERISMS?
- Hida Sorano can be seen cleaning his equipment and armor regularly, much more so than
others.

15. WHAT ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER’S EMOTIONS?
- Hida Sorano is cool and steady until it comes to fighting, or he feels he is insulted. Again he
feels like he has a lot to prove, because of his gaijin blood.

16. HOW WOULD YOUR CHARACTER HANDLE A SUBORDINATE’S IMPROPER
BEHAVIOR?
- Hida Sorano is honorable and expects nothing less than that from those who serve him. Were
someone to act improper he would deal with them as law would dictate, or he felt what action
was necessary.

17. HOW WOULD YOUR CHARACTER’S PARENTS DESCRIBE HIM?
- Hida Sorano's parents Hida Yazukaze (although dead) and Hida Yoshiko love him for the joy
and honor he has brought into their life. They couldn't have a child of their own, so adopting him
was their answer. They believe that they did the right thing and have raised a fine Crab samurai.

18. WHAT IS YOUR CHARACTER’S HIGHEST AMBITION?
- Hida Sorano wishes to follow in his father Hida Yazukaze's footsteps and learn from the
Defender of the Wall dojo. He feels it would do his family great honor.

19. HOW RELIGIOUS IS YOUR CHARACTER?
- Hida Sorano isn't as religious as most in Rokugan, although he doesn't really tell others.
However he does believe in the Celestial Order, and lives to die so that he might come back as
a true Rokugani samurai.

20. HOW WILL YOUR CHARACTER DIE?
- I hope in memorable fashion, possibly against an overwelming foe. I see him taking down many
around him as he protects those he cares about, possibly buying them time to do something for
the empire.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Ben View Post
Good stuff, get in there and arrive in the city.
Awesomeness!

Personal laptop computer is still down with the virus... but I'm back to nights at my job so I should be able to post regularly again!

... So, which storyline is the most recent, so I can jump in?




 

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