Who's Who At Winter Court

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Yoritomo Waito
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Re: Who's Who At Winter Court

Postby Yoritomo Waito » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:17 pm

Name: Yoritomo Waito
Profession: Bushi
Position: Admiral, Master and Commander of the New Storm, Mantis Clan fleet
Marital Status: Widowed, and always keeping a weather eye open for a new ex-Mrs Waito
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Hair: Dyed black. Waito has no grey hairs. He's as vital and vibrant as ever! He's not getting old!
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 160lbs
Build: A healthy life at sea has kept Waito in decent shape, a Montalban in his prime.

Yoritomo Waito is every inch the model Mantis, a swaggering sailor certain of his own stature. Being in a position of power has done nothing to curb his pride, and his ostentatious displays begin with his luxurious clothing. The cold air of the Dragon lands has forced him to wrap up more than he would prefer, but more layers just means more chances to show off, his kimono showcasing the resources of the Yoritomo, diminished though they may be.

With a smirk almost constantly on his face and hair swept by an ancient green hachimaki Waito is a distinctive figure wherever there's a chance to strengthen the Mantis Clan's coffers. He has a reputation for throwing his weight around to get what he wants, but people have been spreading such lies about the Yoritomo for generations, haven't they?

Monk • Experienced Yoritomo Waito

As of Day 21, not Waito

The merchant placed the coins in the monk's hand, and to his delight, the man only smiled and handed out more.

Final day

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Akodo Tetsu
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Re: Who's Who At Winter Court

Postby Akodo Tetsu » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:24 pm

Name: Akodo Tetsu
Profession: Bushi
Marital Status: Married
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'4''
Weight: 150 lb
Build: Martial fit

While not in his armour Tetsu wears a standard kimono and his hair close cropped. After the years of war it seems the only facial expressions that have remained are either impassive or scowling as the death of so many has worn him down. What appears to be odd about his apparel seems to be that the war fan in his hand has the Lion mon inside a snowflake.

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Lion - Tactician - soul of Akodo Yama

I am a Lion, hear my roar "Rawr" ='w'=
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Shosuro Megumi
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Re: Who's Who At Winter Court

Postby Shosuro Megumi » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:48 pm

Name: Soshuro Megumi
Profession: Shugenja, Courtier, Loremaster
Position: Unclear, another delegate of the Unicorn supposedly
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 42
Gender: Female
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 1m59
Weight: 50 kg
Build: Slight

Megumi is an outgoing and pleasant woman getting on in years, though obviously vain enough to go some lengths to appear more youthful than she is, and possessing much finer features than is usual for the Unicorn. Her usual attire is as extravagant as is possible in this day and age, featuring expensive, if older kimono and jewelry and elaborate hairstyles.
Shinjo Megumi • "Unicorn" Clan • Courtier • Loremaster • Shugenja • Air
As of day 12 wears a necklace with a star sapphire with a Unicorn mon. As of day 21 she is a Jade Magistrate.

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Tsuruchi Rin
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Re: Who's Who At Winter Court

Postby Tsuruchi Rin » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:05 pm

Name: Tsuruchi Rin
Profession: Bushi, Bounty Hunter
Position: Delegate of the Nativist Mantis
Marital Status: Single
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Build: Slender but well-toned from constant travel and battle

Rin has the weathered looks of one who is used to hard living and traveling in the brutal heat of summer and cold of winter. She favors simple, unobtrusive clothing and armor.
Nativist Mantis. Bounty Hunter. Favored of Bishamon.

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Susumu Ketsueki
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Re: Who's Who At Winter Court

Postby Susumu Ketsueki » Sun Jan 01, 2017 8:02 pm

Name: Susumu Ketsueki
Profession:Obsidian Magistrate,
Position: Confidant of Daigotsu Kanpeki, Half-Blooded Lord
Marital Status: Single
Age: 35
Gender: Male
Hair: White
Eyes: Blue
Height: 6 ft 1inch
Weight: 185lbs
Build: Athletic


Rumors abound often of the inner workings of the Onyx empire, most wrong or fueled by fears. However, for the past four years rumors have cropped up once again, that a new hierarchy within the Onyx empire has been formed. Kanpeki has forged order from the heart of chaos never before seen by the emerald empire. These rumors speak of a new class of servant to the Dark Lord, blessed by the Emperor himself and given the authority to purge weakness wherever found within his empire.

Susumu Ketsueki's coming is proof of those rumors, a sign that the enemy has evolved and, should the most blasphemous rumors prove true, ascended mere mortality. The Order Obsidian serves at the left hand of the Onyx Emperor. They are his law, his order, and his executioners, while also the cultural and religious heart of an empire blossoming to life. While Kanpeki's Conquerors destroy and claim land for the Emperor, destroying the enemies without, the Obsidian Order purifies the within, completing the assimilation of the land and its people to the worship of the Dark Lord, his Fortunes Infernal, and the Divine Hantei bloodline.

Unity, Precious Unity...

At times Ketsueki, when outside of the main court, may take a simpler dress as a Ronin he used to travel the empire in disguise as.
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Obsidian Magistrate |High Priest of the Blood | Hunter of Lords | Voice of the Hantei

What games we mortals play, I think I will make my moves.

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Tsuruchi Mao
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Re: Who's Who At Winter Court

Postby Tsuruchi Mao » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:27 pm

Name: Tsuruchi Mao
Profession: Tsuruchi Archer
Position: Nativist Mantis delegate
Marital Status: Single
Age: Late 20s
Gender: Female
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 130lb
Build: Lean and wirey, as though recovering from emaciation.

Mao's skin is well-weathered, and thus it is difficult to gauge her years, and she is unsure herself. Her clothing is as simple as the other Mantis would allow, though there is a spark of color around her neck in the form of several beautiful kingfisher feathers tied to a length of twine. Her overall appearance is clean yet dull, and slightly unkept as though she never thought to smooth her kimono or tuck away errant hairs. Her manner is subdued, her eyes hard and inscrutable.
Nativist Mantis * Natural Ascetic

"Why can't I make arrows from this bamboo? Why else is it planted here?"

As of Day 13, carries a strip of black cloth in her obi upon which is stitched a kingfisher in blue and orange.

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Asahina Hisato
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Re: Who's Who At Winter Court

Postby Asahina Hisato » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:28 am

Name: Asahina Hisato
Position:Currently winning the pillow fight to be DH
Marital Status: Single
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Hair: Black, waist length.
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 130 lbs
Build: Slender

Hisato has only known the Empire at War. Young for his responsibilities, he is no less capable. A courtly trained and artistic Priest from Shinden Asahina, he follows the pacifistic ways his family is famous for. How long he can maintain that in the Empire as it is now is anyone's guess.
Crane Clan Shugenja * Artisan * Fetishist * Air * Delegation Head until end of D8

D9 onwards - retired from game.

Soul of Otomo Hisoka

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Iuchi Hiroshige
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Re: Who's Who At Winter Court

Postby Iuchi Hiroshige » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:06 am

Name: Iuchi Hiroshige
Profession: Shugenja
Position: Unicorn Delegate, Retired Imperial Explorer, Grandfather
Marital Status: Widower?
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Hair: White, long (mid-back/waist length, usually worn up in a tail that then hangs below his shoulders)
Eyes: Dark brown
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 143 lbs
Build: Surprisingly fit, for an old man. Thinning, though not unexpectedly so given his age.

Hiroshige is an old man, his long hair a solid white. He usually keeps it pinned up in a single tail that rises above his head before falling back below his shoulders. His beard and eyebrows are also long, his beard coming to a point halfway down his chest. His dark eyes have seen much over his long life, their corners creased by years of emotion. His face is often crossed by a small smile, which of late has seemed to become increasingly sadder as he witnesses continuing loss. He continues to stand tall despite the weight of his years and burdens, though it is clear it takes him an effort to not succumb to the stoop of the aged. He is usually attired in priestly robes of a deep purple, with white and gold accents.

He is often accompanied by his ward and granddaughter, a studious yet mischievous girl of 13.

Unicorn Clan • Shugenja • Artisan • Poet • Retired Explorer • Philosopher • Scholar • Grandfather
As of D21, Jade Magistrate.

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Kokujin Kaneda
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Re: Who's Who At Winter Court

Postby Kokujin Kaneda » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:45 am

Name: Kokujin Kaneda
Profession: Monk
Position: Match Maker
Marital Status: ???
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Height: 1,79 m
Weight: 84 kilos
Build: Athletic

Kokujin Kaneda is an Onyx emissary dedicated to the fortune of love, Benten. In his belly, the tattoo of a Phoenix fighting off a Crane can be seen.
Has the infamy of being an eccentric figure, hard to read as serious. Some dismiss him as a nuisance. Despite this, he feels at home more in court than in a temple.
Matchmaker from Hell * Mad Monk of Benten * Thrice Denied * Princess Stalker

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Ikoma Shungo
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Re: Who's Who At Winter Court

Postby Ikoma Shungo » Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:04 am

Name: Ikoma Shungo
Profession: Bushi/Scout
Position: Retainer of Ikoma Hattori
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Hair: Brown (with streaks of grey)
Eyes: gold-brown
Height: 1,71m
Weight: 65 kg
Build: military-style

Ikoma Shungo is one of the many notable heroes praised by Lord Hattori during the Onyx Rebellion. As cities and villages burned, it was he who traversed miles of snow to deliver word of enemy troops movements, all the while saving a family of simple millet farmers from a Spider Clan raid. Even though Shungo’s victories seem pyrrhic, Hattori believes him an exemplar of the Lion Clan’s dedication to Bushido.

He's also a widower, having lost his wife to sickness; their two children were raised by family on the mother's side. He seeks solace in poetry and the usual pleasures fit to an Ikoma - wine, women and good stories.

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Lion - 36 - Bushi - Trusted Retainer of Ikoma Hattori - Widower
Soul of Kuni Tomokazu

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