Kang (Bayushi Kangashita)

Mysterious and practiced in deception, Kang is an agent of the distant Scorpion Clan of far off Rokugan.

Description:
Race Male Human (Rokugani) Ethos Twilight
Role Expert 6 Virtue Loyal
Culture Rokugani (Scorpion) Vice Arrogance
Origin Rokugan Conviction 9
Religion Ancestors / 5 Rings Core Ability Amazing Save (Will)
Languages: Common, Rokugani, Senpet, Mekhem
Stat Value Stat Value Stat Value
Str +0 Wis +0 Speed 7 (35’)
Dex +4 Cha +4 Climb 2 (10’)
Con +0 Luck +0 Swim 2 (10’)
Int +2 Rep +2 Fly X
Combat Bonus Defense Bonus Save Bonus
Base 4 Dodge 8 Fortitude 6
Initiative 15 Parry 4 Reflex 13
Melee 8 Feint 12 Will 6
Ranged 8 Intimidate 6 Toughness 0
CMB 4 - W/ Armor 1
Power 4 - Terror 2
Weapon Groups Brawling, Blades
Attack Dmg Crit Range Special
Katana 4 19-20/3 or Cleave Quickdraw, +1 Will Save (in hand)
Wakizashi 2 19-20/3 or Init +2
Dragon Teeth Hand Wraps 2 20/3 or Daze +1 to Attack
Feats
Type Feat Target Type Feat Target
Racial: Wild Talent (Cha) Body Control; Supernatural Strike; Combat Sense; Touchsight Level 8: XXX X
Racial: Talented Awareness; Sense Motive Level 9: XXX X
Cultural: Assessment X Level 10: XXX X
Level 1: Armor Training Light Level 11: XXX X
Level 1: Samurai Training X Level 12: XXX X
Level 1: Charmed X Level 13: XXX X
Level 1: Benefit Scorpion Clan Brotherhood Level 14: XXX X
Level 2: Improved Initiative X Level 15: XXX X
Level 3: Improved Strike X Level 16: XXX X
Level 4: Uncanny Dodge X Level 17: XXX X
Level 5: Evasion X Level 18: XXX X
Level 6: Finesse Maneuver X Level 19: XXX X
Level 7: XXX X Level 20: XXX X
Type Feat Target Type Feat Target
Bonus: Attune to Item X Bonus: XXX X
Bonus: XXX X Bonus: XXX X
Bonus: XXX X Bonus: XXX X
Skill Total Ranks Skill Total Ranks
Acrobatics 13 9 Fly 4 0
Appraise 2 0 Gather Info 13 9
Athletics 7 7 Handle Animal 4 X
Awareness 11 9 Heal X X
Bluff 13 9 Intimidate 13 9
Command Item X X Research 2 0
Concentration 0 0 Ride 6 2
Decipher Script X X Sense Motive 12 9
Diplomacy 13 9 Sleight of Hand 4 0
Disable Device 11 7 Sneak 13 9
Disguise 10 6 Survival 0 0
Escape Artist 10 6 Swim 2 2
Skill Total Ranks Skill Total Ranks
K-Geography (Rokugan) 3 1 C/K/P X X
K-History (Rokugan) 3 1 C/K/P X X
K-Local 3 1 C/K/P X X
Perform (Acting) 5 1 C/K/P X X
C/K/P X X C/K/P X X
C/K/P X X C/K/P X X

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Bio:

(all IC dates calibrated to our Campaign, not WOTC standard dates. They can suck it.)

In the year 1158 of the Imperial Calendar (IC = 1357 DR), the seven “Drops of Rain” (and a Mantis ally) depart from Nichibotsu Fusheru aboard a Crane trade junk for the west. Among this group is Bayushi Kangashita, a Scorpion Samurai/Monk. This is his story…

Kangashita (Kang) is the sixth of seven children born to Hudeo and Jocayda (originally a Kakita of the Crane clan). Their first three children, Soro (M, 1126 IC), Tanube (F, 1127 IC), and Galya (F, 1129 IC – remains Crane) were born before the Scorpion Clan Coup in 1130 IC. After its failure, Scorpion children were sent to live with the Crane, by the Emperor’s edict; these Bayushi stayed with the family of Kakita Fumasu, Jocayda’s father. Hitomoshi (F, 1132 IC) and Tapenka (M, 1134) were born while part of the Scorpion clan walked the Burning Sands, and these two have taken the Senpet adulthood rites and remain with the desert people in the Burning Sands. Kangashita was born in 1138 IC, while the Scorpion traveled the Burning Sands as allies, rather than captives, of the Senpet. His younger sister, Herakau (F, 1141 IC) was also born during their stay in the Burning Sands. The family was officially reunited in 1147 IC, when the Scorpion Clan returned to the Empire to help end the Sprirt Wars. Soro and Tanube have rejoined the family, Galya remains a Crane, but they often travel to Crane lands to visit with Kakita Famusu.

Upon returning to Rokugan, Kang was enrolled at Honor’s Lesson Dojo. Here he studied for 2 years, practicing to become an honored samurai of the Scorpion clan. While he was near the low end of his class with regard to weapon-play, he excelled at athletics and courtly pursuits. At his gempukku (coming of age) ceremony, Kang answered the questions of his sensei with poise and detail, and he earned his first mask. In providing that mask, the sensei also proffered a bit of wisdom: “The world ahead is full of paths, some for the good of the family, some for the bad of the empire. Your masks will protect and hide you from those that would seek the true you. Let it not also hide your true path from the path that you tread.” So excited was Kang in receiving his first mask that the wisdom was nearly lost on him. When he completed his study at Honor’s Lesson, and was ready to join the ranks of the Scorpion Battle Samurai, Sensei Soshi Tishi repeated the wisdom for him. And so, Kangashita saw the truth, that by the sword on the plains of the Lion was not the best way he could serve the clan. Though Samurai, his legacy would not be defined by victory in battle, but by a different kind of victory, the victory of the court. That was the plan of the Scorpion.

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Kang (Bayushi Kangashita)

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