L5R : Jade Winds
A Ronin formerly known as Mirumoto Yonaka
(once known as Mirumoto Yonaka, Taisa of the Stone Dogs)
Legend of the Five Rings, 4th Edition
(Old 3rd Edition Version)
Insight 187 – Insight Rank 3 – School Rank 3 – 11 xps as of 7-26-2013
|Katana||11k4||7k3||emphasis to re-roll 1’s, damage dice explode on 9’s and 10’s, -2 to opponent’s Reduction w/ Kaiu Blade|
|Throwing||5k4||Spear/4k2, Wakizashi/5k2, Knife/4k1||emphasis = re-roll 1’s|
|Yumi||4k3||5k2||-1k0 for 50ft past 250 ft range|
TN to Be Hit: 31 , 34 w/ kata (26/29 w/o armor)
TN = REFx5 (15) + (5) + Armor (5) + daisho (3) + school technique (3)
Armor TN Bonus: 5; Armor Reduction: 3
Initiative (REF + Insight Rank/REF): 6k3
Wounds (Earth x 2 per level, Earth x 5 for Healthy)
|Wound Level||Penalty||Modified Penalty||Total||Notes|
|Down||+40||+37||51||Must spend Void to act|
Rate of Wound Heal (STA x 2 + Insight Rank): 9
|Skill||Trait||Rank||Roll||Emphases/Mastery Abilities||School Skill?|
|Kenjutsu||AG||7||11k4||Katana/ Wakizashi/ +1k0 damage, ready weapon as free action, damage dice explode on 9’s and 10’s||X|
|Defense||REF||3||6k3||Keep previous DEF/REF roll if using full defense||X|
|Iajutsu||REF||2||5k3||Focus, +6 from Kenjutsu||X|
|Strength of the Dragon||add +3 to TN w/ daisho|
School Techniques (Mirumoto Bushi)
|Rank 1||Way of the Dragon||No penalties for daisho (adds Rank to TN)||Add school rank to armor TN||Raise of lower TN for spells by 5|
|Rank 2||Calm in the Midst of Thunder||Add Kenjutsu to Iajutsu when in Center Stance|
|Rank 3||Strong and Swift||Attack as a Simple Action, Samurai keyword weapons|
|Absolute Direction||always knows North||1 pt|
|Strength of the Earth||-3 Wound Level penalty||2 pts|
|Crab Hands||One rank in unskilled Weapons||2 pts|
|Great Potential, Kenjitsu||Use skill for raises instead of Void||5 pts|
“Why did you throw away your sword?”
To a duty lost in time
Freedom in humility
Water – Memories wash over you, they do not wash away.
Fire – Fire is cleansing.
Air – Strike in the moment between breaths.
Earth – One does not climb to attain enlightenment.
Void – For this very day was I born.
One big, one little. One for offense, one for defense. Both more powerful than any Crane when they work together.
They’re safe, for now. The fire is low, partially banked, and in the dim light as he cleans his blades Yonaka can see their forms. The Crab on his back with his dai tsuchi clutched to his chest tosses his head from side to side as he wrestles with some inner demon. The Scorpion cries out in despair for a moment and curls in on herself, the teapot likely somewhere amongst the folds of her robes.
“What is a samurai without a sword?” his grandmother had asked, and now it seems she asks it again as he holds the Tsuruchi’s wakizashi in his hands. Not his own. Not his grandmother’s. No, those blades lie broken in the dojo under the mountain.
Broken blades. How would his grandmother react if she knew? What will Yonaka say when she asks to see the daisho? Only the tsuba remain and each of them carries one for him now. Maybe, just maybe…
Maybe there IS something more important to a samurai than a sword. One big, one little. It would be worse than death now to lose them both.