Saturday, July 05, 2008

Ok- this guy rocks

Katanamochi “Sword Bearer” (Powerhouse 10): HD 10d10+20; HP 90; Init +9 (+11 when using aggressive stance); Spd 35 ft, Fly 80 ft; Defense 20, flatfooted 17 (+3 Dex, +7 Class); BAB +10; Atk +16 melee (2d6+8 plus 2d6 electricity, Kamikaze Blade wielded two-handed), or +15 ranged (8d4+0, electrical energy blast); SQ Melee Master; AL The Emperor, Japan; SV Fort +9, Ref +6, Will +4, Rec +7; Rep +5; Str 14, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 10, Wis 12, Cha 8.
Background: Athlete
Occupation: Weapon Master: Perks 2+2 power stunts (Aggressive Stance, Flurry; Lightning Strike, Wind Rider)
Hobby: Languages
Skills: Acrobatics 4 (+7), Athletics 8 (+10), Outdoorsman 13 (+14), Power Control 13 (+15), Read/Write Language (English, German and Japanese), Speak Language (English, German and Japanese), Unarmed 13 (+15), Weapons 13 (+15)
Feats: Accurate Attack: + 3 attack per –2 damage, Armor Piercing (Unique Weapon), Attack Focus (Katana): +2 attack rolls, Control Weather (PL +4, carried device, personal, Kamikaze Blade), Deflection (PL +4, carried device, personal, Kamikaze Blade), Improved Initiative: +6 Initiative, Kenjutsu, Power Level x4, Teamwork (Shinjuwan Juunigatsu): +4 skill checks, Unique Weapon (PL +4, carried device, personal, Kamikaze Blade): +2 attack and damage rolls, +2d6 electricity
Access/Contacts/Followers: Complete Access
Wealth: 14
Possessions: Kamikaze Blade
Character Disadvantages: Obsession: Loyal to the Emperor (DSR 5), Code: Will not refuse honorable, single combat (DSR 5)
Background: Reconnaissance Report: Katanamochi
The Emperor’s personal guard, this warrior has been trained from birth to wield the Kamikaze blade, an ancient weapon capable of controlling the weather and wielded by the Emperor’s chosen protector of Japan for centuries.
Quote: “I am the divine protector of Japan, chosen by the Son of Heaven himself. No one can defeat me!”

2 comments:

mikelaff said...

Kind of like to see him and Excalibur mix it up.

Would I be wrong to think that you were thanking of Kusanagi when you designed this guy?

Link that explains Kusanagi:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kusanagi

Shinto priests at the Atsusta Shine claim that they have the Kusanagi sword in their possession and that it's used in the imperial coronation ceremony. Of course - they won't actually show it to you or anything...

Chuck said...

Yeah, this guy is designed to be an enemy for Excalibur in some ways.

That link you provided is awesome. I'd actually never come across that in all my research on Japanese history.

I actually just decided to give him a magic sword, and as I was looking at other powers he might have, I decided to branch out into weather control because of Kamikaze, and the idea of a guy with a samurai sword flying around is obviously awesome.

In general, quite a few of the Japanese villains wound up with an anime feel.

Of course, that doesn't give me the vapors like a lot of gamers.

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