Influence From The Shadows
Taiko no Musashi (Deceased)
Taiko-no-Musashi of Phaion
Weaponmaster, Level 4, Size 20, Appearance 9
Life Points 225, Regeneration 3, Movement Value 9, Fatigue 10
Str: 10 Dex: 11 Agi: 9 Con: 10 Pow: 6 Int: 8 Wp: 9 Per: 7
PhR: 60 MR: 50 PsR: 45 VR: 60 DR: 60
Initiative: 40 No-Dachi/buckler
Attack Ability: 155 No-Dachi, 155 buckler
Defence Ability: 150 Block
Damage: 105/120 No-Dachi, 40 Buckler
AT: Cut:7(7) Impact:6(6) Thrust:5(7) Heat:6(5) Elec:5(2) Cold:5(6) Ene:4(5)
MK: 110 (110 spent)
Ki Abilities: Use of Ki, Presence Extrusion, Aura Extension, Use of Necessary Energy, Elimination of Necessities, Inhumanity
Ki (Accum)): Str:10(2) Dex:12(2) Agi:9(1) Con:10(2) Pow:6(1) Wp:9(1)
Ki Techniques: None
Advantages/Disadvantages: Natural armour (1 cp), Mystical Armour (1cp), Use of Armour (3 cp), Martial Knowledge (1 cp)/ Bad luck (1 cp), Addiction-alcohol (1 cp), Unfortunate (1 cp)
Background Advantages/Disadvantages: Starting Wealth (1 cp)/ Code of Conduct (1 cp)
Primary Abilities: No-Dachi module, Whole Class (Sword), Improvised Weapon, Wear Armour 125
Secondary Abilities: Ride 35, Swim 20, Feats of Strength 180, Notice 30(0 with helm), Music 80
Possessions: No-Dachi, +5 Partial Plate, +5 Buckler, Great Helm (wearing), Open face helm, Tonkori, 2 pairs of leather boots, 1 good quality set of clothing, 1 set of winter clothing, 20 flasks (alcohol), 1 waterskin (beer), tent, weapon maintenance kit, flint and tinder, shaving kit, horse (Buttercup), 1 bounty sheets, 1 back pack, Mysterious red wood case (damn, that’s mysterious), too small riding boots from dead summoner, rapier, net (fishing), straw hat
Sex: Male Race: Daevar/Ryuan out of Phaion Age: 21 Height: 6’6" Weight: 380 Hair: White Eyes: Red Skin: Black Languages: Yamato, Latin, Yamato Shu
Taiko was born in the country of Phaion on a cold winter night. It was a full moon, and nary a breath of air disturbed the ground.
His father, a large Daevar man from Togarini, had come out to Phaion on a trade mission with the Corporate Council. He was only supposed to be gone three months; he hadn’t counted on meeting Hitomi-no-Musashi, daughter of a representative of the Corporation. He fell in love, and proposed almost immediately. The two were wed, and settled down to raise their family.
His father was given a job in an import/export office through the connections of Hitomi’s father. He proved to have a knack for the work, quickly becoming a successful member of Phaion. His wife soon bore him his first child, a boy they named Taiko after Hitomi’s Grandfather.
From childhood on, the boy was a disappointment to his father. He seemed to have no interest to follow his father’s footsteps. His only interests seemed to be sword play, riding, and music, and, as he got older, alcohol, gambling, and drabbing. He was an angry boy, prone to fights and seemingly unable to bend to any authority. Perhaps the biggest failing (at least, according to his father) was his complete rejection of Christianity in exchange for the faith of his maternal ancestors, Shukyokami.
Hitomi would bear three more children; two were stillborn, and the other, a girl, would be taken by fever before her first birthday. Taiko never suffered a bout of illness throughout his life; a strange omen noticed by many within and without the household.
Matters with his father soon came to a head, and after a rather vicious fight (involving three tables, four kegs, a rather large fire, and two prostitutes), Taiko was no longer welcome in his father’s home. Taking his mother’s maiden name as his own, he left, never to return; but, not before stealing a butt-ton of gold from the petty cash drawer.
Accepting mercenary work, Taiko made his way west, traveling along the coast, sometimes by caravan, other times by ship. It was during these travels that Taiko began to have recurring dreams, dreams that would more often then not lead to him awaking in a cold sweat. He is, quite simply, not sure what to make of these visions (what else could they be?); for now, he makes his way ever onward, searching for both a home and answers.