Eighteen Years Old
A somewhat short, almost dainty little thing, Shiku embodies everything about not only the Shosuro, but the Scorpion as a whole. Be it speed, resourcefulness or the ability to be underestimated without fail, she has many
many skills at her disposal.
Not that you'd know it to look at her.
No, she definitely seems as any other courtier - a young woman with a penchant for pretty clothes. Indeed, what with her long, sleek black hair, or her wide green eyes, she definitely seems as though she belongs at court. Not even that. She appears much too naive to survive.
And she would have it no other way.
Beneath the flowing robes are hidden a few, choice plates, ceramic covered in tight, black clothes concealing a fit form. No ounce of flesh is unnecessary - everything is taut, wiry muscle, the type gained from a lifetime of hard work.
Her cheeks are soft, some might even say chubby, and would appear totally at odds with the rest of her if it weren't for her mask. The elaborate, purple and grey cover looks like an aggressive, spikey butterfly. The body ends in a point at the tip of her nose, and each wing has a hole through which she can see. Those sparkling, innocently green eyes have witnessed more than her fair share of death from beneath this mask.
Born the eldest of what would quickly become a large family, Shiku was always the figurehead. Her family, infiltrators for generations on both her mother's and her father's sides, was considered as the new generation of infiltrator - at least, it was by those in the know.
And so, as you can see, she was under a lot of pressure to succeed.
And she did. She worked herself to the bone to perfect everything, her quick mind picking up on every little thing, every single skill and talent that was needed. She was, at least in her own humble opinion, the perfect example of a Scorpion. She'd never once failed in her duty, nor would she ever.
Or so she thought.
As all these stories go, she fell in love. Her heart melted as she saw him, and it was love at first sight, etc etc.
In her youthful naivety, she was still convinced of the power of love, and so she and her lover plotted to abscond in the night, to elope. It was not to be. With a family of infiltrators, it's hard to keep a secret - especially one so huge - and so it was not long before the worst happened. He died - a tragic accident, she was told. He'd died, and left her with nothing but a bump in her belly.
Techniques, spells, kiho/kata:
The first lesson of an infiltrator is to mask all signs of one’s
true nature. You lose no Honor for use of Low Skills or Ninjutsu
Weapons in the service of the Scorpion Clan (subject to
GM approval). You gain a bonus of +2k0 to the total of all
Stealth Skill Rolls. The Path Of Shadows
*Acting 3 -5
*Athletics 3 -5
*Ninjutsu 3 -5
*Sincerity 3 -3
*Stealth (Sneaking) 3 -3
*Temptation 3 -3
-Lore: Heraldry 1
-Lore: Anatomy 1
-Defense 2 -2
Kenjutsu 2 -3
Craft: Poison 2 -3
Knives 1 -1
The TN to create a disguise is reduced by 5. 3
Moderate Terrain no longer impedes movement,
and movement across Diffi cult Terrain reduces
the character’s Water Ring by 1 instead of 2. 3
The damage of all ninjutsu weapons is increased
by +1k0. 3
A character’s Simple Move Actions while using
Stealth allow him to move a distance equal to his
Water x 5. 3
Dangerous Beauty -2
Sturdy Black Clothing
Shuriken x 5 (2 Koku)
Blowgun (8 Zeni)