Tag: Bushi

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  • Hida Pragmatist

    *Bushi* The practitioners of Kobo Ichi-Kai, whose primary dojo is located in Clear Water Village, focus on unarmed combat above all other forms of martial conflict. Although sometimes considered a touch bizarre by other Crab warriors, they are …

  • Hida Bushi

    *Bushi* The Hida fighting style is one of the oldest and most respected bushi schools in the Empire, and one with a very basic premise: endure the enemy’s attacks until you have the opportunity to crush him with sheer brute force. The style was shaped …

  • Hiruma Bushi

    *Bushi* Where the [[Hida Bushi]] School teaches endurance and strength, their Hiruma cousins teach avoidance and targeting weak points in an enemy’s defenses with lightning fast strikes. The lessons taught by their sensei are essential to fulfilling …

  • Kakita Bushi

    *Bushi* The sacred art of Iaijutsu is practiced by all clans, but none have truly mastered it in the same manner as the sensei at the Kakita Dueling Academy. The School focuses unapologetically upon dueling. Other skills are part of the core teachings, …

  • Mirumoto Bushi

    *Bushi* Famous throughout the Empire for its unique teachings, the Mirumoto Bushi School is the lone fighting style that utilizes the Niten technique, wherein a samurai wields both the katana and the wakizashi simultaneously. This is a controversial …

  • Akodo Bushi

    *Bushi* Over the centuries, the primary bushi Schools of many Clans have developed specialties that have narrowed their focus. The Akodo consider such things a mistake, and have carefully avoided it. The Akodo School focuses on precision in the art of …

  • Matsu Berserker

    *Bushi* The great majority of the vast legions of Matsu samurai study at the family’s home School, if for no other reason than that most Matsu believe other fighting styles are too conservative and reserved. A true Matsu has no fear of death, and as …

  • Yoritomo Bushi

    *Bushi* The Yoritomo are masters of the sea, and as a result of centuries spent fighting from ship to ship and on the beaches, their fighting style is highly unusual. The pitching and rolling of the waves has been incorporated into their style, which …

  • Toritaka Bushi

    *Bushi* The Toritaka Bushi School excels at destruction of creatures that come from the other Spirit Realms. Their style is fluid in order to adapt to any surprises that new monsters might spring upon them. Unfortunately this focus on otherworldly foes …

  • Shiba Bushi

    *Bushi* The Shiba Bushi are well known as a relatively peaceful group, at least as bushi are concerned. Their training emphasizes a number of non-martial skills in addition to the traditional weapons training, which has led to a reputation as warrior …

  • Bayushi Bushi

    *Bushi* The greatest villains in Rokugan’s most successful plays are always Scorpions, because it is so easy for most samurai to believe. It is the actions of students from the Bayushi Bushi School that have brought this stereotype to life and …

  • Bayushi Courtier

    *Bushi* The reputation of the Scorpion in court is nearly equal to that of the Crane, and certainly more fearsome. This is a direct result of the malevolent machinations of Bayushi courtiers over the course of centuries. The much vaunted information …

  • Moto Bushi

    *Bushi* The Moto Bushi are the living stereotype that many hold of the Unicorn Clan. More so than any other family, they are born of a union between the Rokugani people and the gaijin who were allowed to join the Unicorn during their travels abroad. …

  • Otaku Battle Maiden

    *Bushi* The Otaku Battle Maidens, also known as the shiotome, are the finest and most respected cavalry in all the Empire, feared by reputation even more so than their kinsmen among the [[Moto Family | Moto]] and [[Shinjo Family | Shinjo]] families. …

  • Ichiro Bushi

    *Bushi* The founder of the Ichiro Bushi School was a [[Hida Family | Hida]]. It is no surprise, then, that the School remains similar to its Crab roots. The school’s philosophy is simple: hit the enemy so hard that he has no time to engage in any fancy …

  • Usagi Bushi

    *Bushi* The Hare Clan has seen a lot of combat for a Minor Clan. Their continued war against the enemies of the Empire has raged for centuries without an end in sight. Consequently, the Usagi Bushi School is one of the better-developed Minor Clan …

  • Suzume Bushi

    *Bushi* The Sparrow Clan has never been a martial power, but Sparrow samurai will march into combat when the call comes. At the foundation of the clan the Suzume were Crane samurai, and their mastery with the katana remains a foundation of the school to …

  • Seppun Guardsman

    *Bushi* A Seppun knows from birth that he is born to protect the Emperor from anything that may threaten him. A safe Emperor means a united Rokugan, and Seppun ensure the bright future of the Empire by fulfilling their duty. When chosen for this …

  • Disciples of Sun Tao

    *Bushi* The ronin who call themselves the Disciples of Sun Tao are a group that have taken the teachings of the legendary ronin tactician Sun Tao, who is said to have studied with each of the Great Clans in turn, and applied his wisdom to the art of …

  • Forest Killers

    *Bushi* The Forest Killers are perhaps the most ruthless and fearsome bandit organization in the history of the Empire. For centuries they exploited the superstitions surrounding the Shinomen Mori by hiding within its depths. They were eventually …

  • Tawagoto's Army

    *Bushi* Inspired by the young and charismatic ronin Tawagoto, this group of ronin and peasants rallied together to protect the innocent people of Rokugan from the rash of violent peasant revolutions inspired by the mad monk Kokujin while the Great …

  • Tengoku's Justice

    *Bushi* Ruthless in the extreme, the mountain bandits known as Tengoku’s Justice could threaten the reputation of the [[Forest Killers | Forest Killers]] as the most reviled bandits in the Empire if they survive long enough. Their heretical name, …

  • The Tessen

    *Bushi* Composed primarily of former Crane and Lion, the Tessen came together to attempt to protect the people of Toshi Ranbo. The constant changing of hands between the two clans left the city in a terrible state, often plagued by criminals who knew …

  • Defender of the Wall

    *Bushi* The Crab Clan is the first line of defense against the ravenous creatures of the Shadowlands, so that protective nature has seeped into many of their martial styles. The Defender of the Wall stands firm against the enemies he may face and …

  • Kenshinzen

    *Bushi* The Iaijutsu duel has always been the domain of the Crane Clan, and the Crane Clan’s Kenshinzen are the epitome of the Iaijutsu master. They are monsters of single combat, dominating their opponents with both impeccable technique and lethal …

  • Swordmasters

    *Bushi* The two-sword style of Niten was founded within the Dragon Clan’s borders and the evolution of that martial art remains the heart of the Dragon Swordmaster school. The Swordmasters attempt to learn every aspect of this fighting style so they …

  • The Lion's Pride

    *Bushi* The Lion’s Pride is one of the most respected military units in the empire, feared for its prowess on the battlefield and its long list of successes. Only female [[Matsu Family | Matsu]] samurai-ko can join the Lion’s Pride to uphold their high …

  • The White Guard

    *Bushi* The White Guard are an elite heavy cavalry force that often serves as the center of the Unicorn army. They represent the best warriors of the [[Moto Family | Moto]] family, upholding the causes the Moto hold close to their hearts. They fight …

  • Crab Berserker

    *Crab* When faced with insurmountable odds, a warrior often retreats to fight again another day. To the Crab Berserker, this is not an option. The Berserker will fight wherever his lord directs him, and focuses his entire being into that fight. The …

  • Empress Guard

    *Bushi* The Doji family has been intertwined with the Imperial dynasty from the dawn of the Empire. Over the years this connection has garnered them great favors and great responsibilities. The Empress Guard is a unit with some of the greatest warriors …

  • Mirumoto Mountaineer

    *Bushi* The mountains of the Dragon Clan have served the clan for thousands of years as a natural defense against invasion. However, the warriors of the Dragon must face the same difficulties the mountains pose for an attacking army. The Mirumoto …

  • Deathseeker

    *Bushi* A Lion bushi holds Bushido and his ancestors above all else. When he shames his ancestors by dishonoring his name, he has lost the center of his soul. He must cleanse the dishonor, typically by committing seppuku. However, the Lion also offer …

  • Shiba Yojimbo

    *Bushi* Shiba bent the knee to man and swore to follow the [[Isawa Family | Isawa]] family at the inception of the Phoenix Clan. Throughout Rokugan’s history, the Shiba family has acted as the defenders of the Isawa shugenja against anything that may …

  • Bitter Lies Swordsman

    *Bushi* The fact that the Bitter Lies technique works at all is astounding. The founder of the Bitter Lies style, Bayushi Tangen, is a man who capitalized on chance and reached success through sheer force of will. He refused to accept anything as out …

  • Shinjo Scout

    *Bushi* The Unicorn Clan traveled through the dangerous lands outside Rokugan’s borders and uncovered threats on every horizon. It soon became apparent that the band of heroes needed an advanced unit traveling before them to skirt the most dangerous …

  • Emerald Champion

    *Bushi* The Emperor cannot travel to the far reaches of Rokugan, so the Emerald Champion serves as his proxy in all ways. The Emerald Champion personally guards the Emperor and holds authority even over the Great Clan Champions. He leads the Emerald …

  • Emerald Magistrate

    *Any* The Emerald Magistrates directly impose Imperial Law upon the land. Their jurisdiction has no boundaries and their actions are reversed only by the Emperor and the Emerald Champion. Appointments to the Emerald Magistrates are sometimes handled …

  • Imperial Legionnaire

    *Bushi* The Imperial Legions are filled with the brightest and bravest samurai from all the Clans, chosen to directly serve the Emperor’s will. The Imperial Legionnaire trains with the most prestigious sensei of the land and sees service against those …

  • Jade Legionnaire

    *Bushi or Shugenja* The Jade Champion has access to many resources within Rokugan, but the Jade Legion is his personal, highly trained force. This force does whatever the Jade Champion requires and their exploits against the Empire’s enemies often go …

  • Jade Magistrate

    *Any* The Jade Champion combats criminals who abuse the arcane, and his magistrates enforce his will. The Jade Magistrates are trained to recognize these crimes and quickly dispense justice. These warriors mainly hunt [[Maho-Tsuki | maho-tsukai]] and …

  • Ruby Champion

    *Bushi* The Emerald Magistrates function as servants of Imperial law and their teacher must prepare them for work in the field. The Ruby Champion is the sensei of the Emerald Magistrates and is an authority on law and kenjutsu. The Ruby Champion’s …

  • Topaz Champion

    *Any* Every year, the village of Tsuma in the Crane lands is host to the greatest gempukku ceremony in Rokugan. The person who proves himself or herself the worthiest samurai becomes the Topaz Champion for that year. Since the contest is heavily …

  • Daidoji Iron Warrior

    *Bushi* The skills of the Doji and the Kakita have raised the Crane into their position as masters of the court, but when words alone cannot attain victory; it is the strength and the courage of the Daidoji Iron Warriors that carry the day. The Daidoji …

  • Tsuruchi Archer

    *Bushi* There is little question that the Tsuruchi are the greatest archers in the Empire. That they have so embraced this as to virtually put aside the study of the blade, however, has often caused others to look at them with great suspicion. The …

  • Oniji

    Oniji was one of the bandits who had ambushed the heroes after they left the "Eta Village" while they were tracking the [[Maho-Tsuki | Maho-Tsuki]]. After [[:bayushi-yae | Bayushi Yae]] distracted him in battle and he saw what his fellow bandits were …

  • Bayushi Yae

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    "Sing me to sleep, Sing me to sleep I'm tired and I - I want to go to bed..."

    _ *Personal Information:* *Sex:* Female *Age:* 15 *Height:* 5'2 *Weight:* 125 lb *Hair:* Black *Eyes:* Dark Brown *Father:* Shosuro Seiichi *Mother:* …

  • Kakita Akio

    He is the financial backer to the [[Jellyfish House | Jellyfish House]] & [[Jellyfish Inn | Jellyfish Inn]]. He is also [[:kakita-anzuko | Kakita Anzuko]]'s father.

  • Hida Takashi

    Takashi is a fairly big crab, with rock hard muscles and plenty of scars: one horizontal across his stomach; one down vertically over his right eye, that continues down his cheek, down his neck, and down the right side of his chest ,and stops just before …

  • Akodo Toyan

    *Defeated* Tainted Bushi [[Gaki | Gaki]] Bandits Wolves [[Kappa | Kappa]] [[Maho-Tsuki | Maho-Tsuki]] [[Kyonshi no Oni | Kyonshi no Oni]] [[Goblin (Bakemono) | Goblin]]

  • Shosuro Kachiro

    Wears a 2/3 mask. Wears excessive actor's make up to cover the burn scars going along his chin and left cheek. Was attacked during the celebrations in the [[City of the Rich Frog | City of the Rich Frog]] in an alleyway, was kidnapped by a couple of …

  • Matsu Seka

    A courageous, if not bloodlust, Matsu. She embodies all that make the Matsu powerful; independent, bull-headed, beautiful, courageous, reckless, spirited, and short-tempered. She stands 5'5", with ebony hair, loosely tied into the maiden's knot. Her eyes …

  • Akodo Toturi

    The first son of an [[Lion | Akodo]] and a Matsu, Akodo Toturi has lived a life of delicate balances. Before his birth, Akodo and Matsu samurai were not allowed to marry, not only due to the competition between their houses, but also to prevent the strife …