Kousei (Deceased)

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
Reduction: 3
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
†Commerce 3 Awa 8k5
†Courtier 5 Awa 10k6 Manipulation
†Defense 2 Agi 6k4
†Jiujutsu 4 Agi 8k4 Improvised Weapons
†Kenjutsu 1 Agi 5k4
†Knives 6 Agi 10k4 Kama
†Sailing 6 A/I 10k4
Investigation 4 Per 10k6 Notice
Intimidation 4 Awa 10k5+2 Control
Etiquette 3 Awa 8k5
Stealth* 2 Agi 6k4 +5 TN
Temptation* 4 Awa 9k5 Bribery
Lore: Ivory Kingdoms 5 Int 9k4
Lore: Kolat 5 Int 9k4
Sincerity 4 Awa 9k5 Deceit*
Battle 6 Per 10k7 Ship Battles
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.

Kousei (Deceased)

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