Legend of the Five Rings: Echoes
Mantis Pirate Captain
Yoritomo Kousei, Ryoko the Red
The Pirate Captain of Blood’s Honor
|Air: 4||Earth: 4||Fire: 4||Water: 5||Void: 3|
|Awareness: 5||Perception: 6|
|Initiative: 10k4+6||Attack: Kama (10k4+2)|
|Damage: Kama (5k2) or (5k5 + 4(8))||Attack: Unarmed (9k4)|
|Damage: Unarmed (5k1)||Armor TN: 36|
|Honor: 1.5||Status: 5||Glory: 5 (Infamy 7 as pirate)|
School/Rank: Yoritomo Bushi 5
Advantages: Shadowed Heart, Forbidden Knowledge (Gaijin Pepper), Forbidden Knowledge, Absolute Direction, Clear Thinker, Balance, Leadership, Missing Eye, Tactician, Wealthy (Many Ranks), Heart of Vengeance (Lion)
Disadvantages: Disbeliever, Dark Secret (Ryoka the Red), Dark Secret, Infamous
Techniques: The Way of the Mantis—Kousei doesn’t lose Glory or Honor when using improvised or Peasant weapons. He suffers no penalties for fighting with a Small or Medium Peasant weapon in his off hand. He gains +1k0 on all attack rolls. Voice of the Storm—When Kousei hits an opponent, their TN drops by 5 against Kouseis further attacks. It is cumulative (up to 5 times), but each -5 lasts 2 rounds. Strike of the Mantis—Kousei makes Peasant or Samurai weapon attacks as Simple Actions instead of Complex Actions. The Rolling Wave—If he moves 5 feet, he gains +10 Armor TN until his next turn. Kousei can sacrifice this bonus to get 2 Free Raises on an attack to be used for the Knockdown Maneuver. Hand of Osano-Wo—Kousei can spend a Void Point to gain 0k5 damage, or 0k7 against Prone targets.
|Skill Name||Rank||Trait||Roll||Emphases and Mastery Abilities|
|Lore: Ivory Kingdoms||5||Int||9k4|
|Athletics||4||Agi||8k4||Swimming, +5 TN|
|†School Skill||*Low Skill|
Light Armor, Sturdy Clothing, Daisho, pair of Kama, Traveling Pack, 20 koku, Blood’s Honor Pirate Vessel
Yoritomo Kousei is one of the Mantis clans greatest admirals. Sometimes known as the Sun Tao of the sea, Kousei has yet to be defeated on the ocean.
What people don’t know, is that Kousei is also Ryoko the Red, a dreaded pirate captain of Blood’s Honor. Using this persona, Kousei has raided numerous coastal towns or merchant ships. Ryoko only hits Major Clan targets, and, while most of the money gained goes to his clan, large sums find their ways into poor villages or monasteries.
Though he has a vicious reputation, Kousei doesn’t kill those who surrender quickly. The exception to this rule is the Lion Clan. Any Lion targets are slaughtered without mercy.