Three Feet from Death
Lion Clan Bushi from the Akodo Bushi School and current student of the Akodo Tactical Master School
- Height: 5’11”
- Weight: 162lbs
- Hair: Black (sometimes dyed blonde)
- Eyes: Green
- Skin: White
- Sex: Male
- Age: 20
- Homeland: Lion Lands, Tonfajutsen and Crossroads Castle (L3)
- Caste: Samurai, Bushi
- Schools Attended: Lion Lands, Akodo Bushi School, currently attending Akodo Tactical Master School
- Residence: Lion Lands, Castle of the Swift Sword (L2)
- Known friends: Matsu Hotaru
- Known Enemies: None known
- Honor: X.X
- Status: X.X
- Glory: X.X
- Back Mon: Lion Clan Mon
- Front Right(guides the sword): Akodo Tactical Master School Mon
- Front Left(closest to the heart): Akodo Family Mon
Lost Love Matsu Hotaru
(Player gained knowledge goes here)
A: The mighty Lion Clan.
2. What family do you belong to?
A: The Akodo family, started by our namesake, the Kami himself.
3. Are you a bushi, a shugenja or a courtier?
A: I am a natural born warrior and serve proudly as a bushi.
4. How would others describe your appearance?
A: (in a joking tone) With or without my armor? I suppose I would be accurately described as on the tall side, though still within the averages of our people. I have black hair that falls to the center of my back which I occasionally dye blonde. That is typically done before leaving home or attending a formal occasion. I have spent a good deal of my personal time training physically as well, which lends me a muscular, athletic build. I have green eyes and a smile that has been described as kind by those who know me, in the rare cases I choose to show it.
5. What is your primary motivation?
A: I aspire to bring honor to my family and my clan. What other motivation is there?
6. Who is the person you trust most in the world?
A: I would prefer not to say.
7. What is your greatest strength and your greatest weakness?
A: My greatest strength would have to be my ability to learn things and learn them quickly. My memory is a blessing, I retain things after only seeing or hearing them once or twice. When it comes to memorizing battles and strategies that is a very useful tool.
8. What do you think of Bushido?
A: It is the highest calling we can answer. Its tenets should serve as the guiding hand for all actions.
9. What is your opinion of your clan?
A: I believe my clan has done a fine job as serving as an example for others to emulate. We are not without our own failings though and should strive to remember that, using it as a tool to improve our short-comings.
10. Are you married? (Or arranged to be married?)
A: Not at this time, no. My family has requested that I focus on my training and I hope to become one of the youngest military leaders to be appointed to the head of a unit.
11. Do you have any prejudices?
A: Prejudice is a strong word, one that betrays ignorance. Are there those I am more wary of and slower to trust? Of course. The Scorpions, for obvious reason, but I refuse to make the mistake of underestimating them. An opponent who does not operate by a code of behavior is unpredictable and dangerous. Every word that comes out of the mouth of a Scorpion should be carefully evaluated.
12. To whom do you owe the most loyalty?
A: My father. He retired from service early, shortly after they declared me a prodigy. He wanted to see me succeed so badly that he dedicated all of his time to preparing me and training me himself. When I was not at the dojo, I was with him, studying, fighting, training and always pushing myself harder. I’m not sure if I would have achieved the success that I did without him and his selfless sacrifice.
13. What are your favorite and least favorite things?
A: (After a long pause.) Sometimes things hold significance that we may not expect. Sometimes it is an object that others would easily overlook, sometimes an unremarkable place. In my case, my favorite thing is the latter of the two. There is a spot in the Ikoma plains that serves as the backdrop for many of my favorite memories. My least favorite thing would have to be lies and manipulation. It is only used by those who cannot succeed when the odds are stacked against them in a fair contest.
14. Do you have any recurring mannerisms?
A: Not anymore. I have spent hours schooling myself to maintain my bearing so as to give nothing away that I do not wish to.
15. What about your emotions?
A: Emotions are important. Instincts are important. However, I believe displaying and in some cases, acting on your emotions can lead to trouble…and inevitably regret. Sometimes it is also the lack of action that haunts us. It is a fine line to walk; a precarious one indeed.
16. How would you handle a subordinate’s improper behavior?
A: They would be punished in accordance with the tenets of Bushido and the severity of their transgression. Discipline is something that cannot be allowed to falter if you hope to win battles.
17. How would your parents describe you?
A: They have been proud of me always. I am blessed with their support. I have followed in my father’s footsteps, which I know also has pleased him greatly. The day I received word of my acceptance to the Tactical Master School was the most pride I’ve ever seen on his face.
18. What is your highest ambition?
A: I hope to make my name known throughout the Empire, continuing the long and illustrious legacy of my family as brilliant generals.
19. How religious are you?
A: I am religious enough. I make the occasional visit to the temple and say my prayers, but I do tend to focus more so on the here and now.
20. How will you die?
A: I refuse to dwell on that. This life is too precious to waste it on being concerned with the end.