Shiba Sagura

Tragic Young Samurai

Air: 3 Earth: 3 Fire: 3 Water: 3 Void: 5
Agility: 4
Initiative: 10k5 + 5 Attack: Katana (6k4)
Damage: Katana (6k2) Attack: Naginata (10k4)
Damage: Naginata (Radiant, 6k2) Armor TN: 25
Reduction: 3
Honor: 8.0 Status: 1 Glory: 10

School/Rank: Shiba Bushi 5/Shiba Iaijutsu Duelist Technique
Advantages: Balance, Soul of Artistry, Touch of Yomi: Iaijutsu (Free), Kharmic Tie: Hitomi, Languages: Sign
Disadvantages: Soft Hearted, Lost Love: Shiba Aiko, Dark Secret: Affair with Sanjuro Daichiko
Techniques: The Way of the Phoenix-Whenever he could spend a Void Point to gain +1k1 to a roll, Sagura may spend two, for a total of +2k2. He may Guard as a Free Action, but his charge only gains +5 to their Armor TN. Mind, Body, Soul-A Shiba Iaijutsu Duelist focuses on achieving perfect balance within himself between mind, body, and soul. Sagura may use his Void instead of Awareness when Assessing, and when spending a Void Point to enhance a Focus or Assessment roll, he gains +2k2 instead of +1k1. One With the Void-During the Reaction Stage of a skirmish, if a void was spent by another character, Sagura gains a Void Point. Extra points are lost after the fight. This activates twice a skirmish. Move With the World-Sagura attacks with Polearms, Spears, or weapons with the Samurai keyword are Simple Actions. Touch of the Void-When Sagura spends a Void point, he counts as having spent two.

Skill Name Rank Trait Roll Emphases and Mastery Abilities
†Defense 2 Agi 6k4
†Kenjutsu 2 Agi 6k4
†Kyujutsu 2 Ref 5k3
†Meditation 3 Void 8k5 Void Recovery, 2 Void Points recovered
†Polearms 6 Agi 10k4 Naginata, +5 Initiative
†Lore: Theology 2 Int 5k3
†Iaijutsu 5 Awa 9k3 Strike, Focus, Assessment, +1k0, FR on Focus
Athletics 2 Str 5k3 +5 TN for Armor
Battle 2 Per 5k3
Calligraphy 1 Int 4k3
Courtier 3 Awa 6k3 +3 Insight
Crafts: Weaponsmithing 2 Int 5k3 Naginata
Etiquette 3 Awa 6k3 +3 Insight
Jiujutsu 2 Agi 6k4
Lore: Elements 1 Int 4k3 Void
Lore: Heraldry 2 Int 5k3
Lore: Bushido 2 Int 4k3
Investigation 2 Per 5k3
Artisan: Playwright 2 Awa 5k3
Craft: Armorsmithing 1 Int 4k3
Medicine 1 Int 4k3
Tea Ceremony 1 Void 6k5
All Artisan Skills 1 Awa 4k3
†School Skill

Cursed by Gaki-do


Born the second child of the important Phoenix daimyo, Lord Yoshio, Shiba Sagura was never groomed to take over his father’s office and rule. He was allowed to pursue his own interests more freely than his older sister, Aiko, who was the born heir.

At a young age he was betrothed to the Mongoose Clan samurai-ko, Daichiko. Though it wasn’t a prestigious betrothal for him, Sagura’s father felt that allying himself with a clan that was currently in the Emperor’s favor couldn’t hurt. The two took quickly to each other, and everyone smiled and nodded, sure that the Fortune’s had blessed them both.

That all changed at the onset of the War of Spirits, when Aiko, commanding her own troops, fell to the forces of the Steel Chrysanthemum. Now in a position to take over his family, his wedding to Daichiko was called off, so that a better match, one more suited to his upcoming position, could be made.

However, the two still continue their relationship, unwisely, in secret.

Sagura is also a natural artisan. His works include poetry and philosophical musings, though none of a quality that would garner him empire-wide fame. His personal dream, which he realizes must always come second to his family duty, is to write plays.

Shiba Sagura

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