Monday, 14 September 2015

Purple reins, purple reins...

Back now from my holidays in the south of France, and very nice it was too, including staying in a remote chateau a client of mine is restoring. It would be a wonderful place for a Call of Cthulhu LARP in mid-winter - there is little demand for it during the cold months. You're likely to terrify yourself witless, however, as there is something strongly gothic about the place.

Meantime, back in Sussex, we're planning to start a Legend of the Five Rings campaign. I've got the task of helping my kids come up with characters. We know that all the player characters will be affiliated to the Unicorn clan. I've not played this edition of the rules, and last played it back in 2007, so am a bit rusty on the whole roll and keep system.

Herewith then, I present Maya's character, the battle maiden, Utaku Akasuki:



Awareness 2, Reflexes 3, Willpower 3, Stamina 3 (Earth 3), Intelligence 2, Agility 2, Perception 2, Strength 2, Void 2

Honour - 6.5

Skills - Battle 1, Defence 3, Leadership 1, Horsemanship 3, Kenjutsu 3, Sincerity 2, War Fan 3.

Advantages - Hero of the People, Paragon of Honour

Kit - riding armour, study clothing, dai-sho, Utaku war horse, travelling pack (detail to be determined), 10 koku (further equipment yet to be purchased)

Akasuki has a welcoming smile, sapphire eyes and long black hair. The daughter of Utaku Shinichi, she was oraphaned when both her parents were murdered, she suspects by agents of the Scorpion (a Scorpion amulet was found at the scene). She is currently travelling across Rokugan, meeting noble people, particularly friends and allies of her parents. She plans to wreak revenge on the killers of her parents, before settling down.

Akasuki is fiercely loyal to the Unicorn, and hates the Scorpions and everything they stand for. She continues to be plagued with bad dreams about Scorpion assassins and is prone to become emotional when discussing her parents and their fate. She models herself after her mentor, the Utaku battle maiden Chiyoko, a recognised sensei of the war fan. Akasuki takes inspiration from Chiyoko, from the full moon, the wind and the clear skies. She also loves the sea and would spend more time beside it if she can.

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