Kakita Kouryu

"The bell rings against a hollow sky; The raven caws.. No Mercy!! All samurai walk the path to nothingness."

Name: Kakita Kouryu Rank: 1
Clan: Crane (Kakita) Exp: 0
School: Kakita Bushi School Insight: 118
AIR: 2 EARTH: 2 Honor: 6.5
Reflex: 4 Stamina: 2 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ □ □ □ □ □
Awareness: 2 Willpower: 2 Glory: 1.5
FIRE: 2 WATER: 2 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ □ □ □ □ □
Agility: 3 Strength: 2 Status: 0
Intelligence: 2 Perception: 2 □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □
VOID: 2 Shadowlands Taint: 0
Void point spent: □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □
School Skill Skill Name Rank Trait Emphasis Master Abilities
Etiquette 1 Awareness
Iaijutsu 4 Reflex Focus Readying the katana is a free action
Kenjutsu 3 Agility +1K0 to all damage rolls with the sword
Kyujutsu 1 Reflex
Sincerity 1 Awareness
Tea Ceremony 1 Void
Jiujitsu 1 Agility Mizu-Do
Artisan(Painting) 1 Awareness
Athletics 1 Strength
Defense 3 Reflex Keep Defense/Reflex roll for subsequent rounds in full Defense
Lore(Bushido) 1 Intelligence
Weapon 1 Weapon 2 Weapon 3 Arrows
Type Katana Type Wakizashi Type Tanto Type Damage Quantity
Attack Roll 6K3/8K4 Attack Roll 6K3 Attack Roll 3K3
Damage Roll 5K2 Damage Roll 4k2 Damage Roll 3K1
Bonus Bonus Bonus
Notes +1k1+1 to attack rolls when in center stance/A character may spend one Void Point to increase a damage roll made using a katana by 1k1 (Void Points cannot normally be spent to enhance damage rolls). Only one Void Point may be spent in this manner, even if the character has an ability that would allow him to spend more than one Void Point per round. Notes +1K1+1 to attack rolls when in center stance/Range: 20’ Notes
Insight Ranks/Reflexes 5K4
Modifiers +8
Current Initiative 5K4+8
Armor TN & Reduction
Base TN 25
Current TN 30
Base Reduction
Current Reduction 3
Type Light Armor
TN Bonus 5
Reduction Bonus 3
Notes +5 to all Athletics and stealth rolls TN
Rank 1: The way of the crane The study of the sword demonstrates the many ways in which the art of Kakita’s technique can be applied. You add twice your Iaijutsu Skill Rank to all Initiative rolls. You gain a bonus of +1k1 plus your School Rank to the total of all attack and Focus rolls while assuming the Center Stance. This bonus also applies during the Combat Round following one in which you assumed the Center Stance.
Wounds Earth X 2 per level Earth X 5 for Healthy
Wound Level Penalties Total Current
Healthy (+0) 10
Nicked (+3) 4
Grazed (+5) 4
Hurt (+10) 4
Injured (+15) 4
Crippled (+20) 4
Down (+40, must spend Void Point to act) 4
Out (cannot act) 4
Rate of Wound Heal
Stamina x 2 + Insight Rank 5
Current Rate 5
Personal Information
Sex Male Age 15
Height 5’6" Weight 125 lbs
Hair Black Eyes Black
Father Kakita Gozaemon Mother Kakita Otsu
Brothers Sisters
Marital Status Single
Spouse Children
Advantages Points Disadvantages Points
- Great Destiny 5 - Consumed (Perfectionist) 6
- Great Potential(Iaijutsu) 5 - Insensitive 2
- Irreproachable 2 - Antisocial 2
- Ancestor: Kakita+ Free

+Freely Awarded Advantage: “Ancestor: Kakita”
– Those who have Kakita’s guidance may spend a Void point to re-roll any Iaijutsu or Artisan Skill roll with a +1k1 bonus to the second roll. They keep the better result.
- Sworn Enemy: Matsu

- Demands: Kakita was an honorable man who sought perfection in both the sword and with the artist’s brush, and he expects the same of you. If you ever lose a duel or an artistic competition, Kakita forsakes you. He also abandons you if your Honor ever drops below 4.0.

+Freely Awarded New Mechanic: Ancestral Heritage: Kakita”
Prerequisite: Ancestor: Kakita;
– May choose to re-roll any failed roll a number of times per day equal to their Void, in or out of combat, including an iaijutsu strike. In place of the initial skill used for this re-roll, the character should substitute their Iaijutsu skill level. [clarification: the player may choose to use this mechanic over the standard ancestor Advantage mechanic. But may not elect to use the other mechanic thereafter.]
– If defending the Emperor, the Doji noble family, or a member of the Hantei house, they add a + 10 to their TN to be hit in any combat [Armor TN modifier], including iaijutsu duels. the blood of Kakita has its drawbacks, however, as Kakita was not loved by all.

+Assumed Heritage Table Results: “Illustrious Crane Past”
– Gain 1 rank of an appropriate Artisan skill. Gain 0.5 glory

Equipment and Possessions
Name Traveling Pack Home
coin purse
flint and tinder
personal seal
small hand mirror
spare kimono and sandals
Week’s ration
Straw cloak
Wide-brimmed straw hat
Sturdy clothing
Koku 10
1 Koku = 5 Bu 1 Bu = 10 Zeni

Kouryu is the only son of Kakita Gozaemon and Otsu. His parents where both Crane Magistrate. He was ushered to the Kakita dueling academy the moment his father recognized the potential of his son. From a young age his sensei notice the potential of kouryu with the sword as well. He had bested some of his senpai during sparring. Being a good with the sword also comes with a disadvantage. As his sensei also noticed when ever Kouryu practices they always hear him say “Not good enough” Even though he could swing the sword perfectly with out any fault it seems that it will not satisfy him unless he felt that it was the right swing. This lead to his character to be always staying away from the other student of his class. Some call him weird and crazy for repeatedly swing his bokken with out stopping until he is satisfied with it. Keeping to himself and practicing alone.

Kakita Kouryu

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