Short and slim, with a quick smile and a fair number of scars. Always has his Katana at the ready.
Earth Ring: 2
Water Ring: 3
Air Ring: 3
Fire Ring: 3
Void Ring: 2
[AWR] Etiquette: Rank 1
[REF] Iaijutsu (Focus, Assessment): Rank 4 – Ready Katana as Free Action
[AGI] Kenjutsu (Katana): Rank 4 – +1k0 Damage with sword
[REF] Kyujutsu: Rank 1
[AWR] Sincerity: Rank 1
[VOID] Tea Ceremony: Rank 1
[PER] Investigation (Search): Rank 3 – Retry on Investigation (Search) can be made without increased TN.
[AWR] Battle: Rank 2
[INT] Lore History: Rank 2
[INT] Lore Heraldry: Rank 1
[INT] Art Ceramic Watercolor: Rank 1
Type/Quality: Light Armor
TN Bonus: +5
Armor TN: 25
Type: Sword (Katana)
Bonus: +2k2+3 attack in Center Stance
Notes: +1k1 Damage if burning Void Point (Only one point per round)
Per Level: 4
Recovery Rate: 5
Hero of the People [Social]
Can’t Lie [Mental]
Flint and Tinder
Masaru always knew he was destined for great things. Why else would he be named Victorious? As a member of the Dragon Clan, however, it was hard to get a sense of what those great things would be. He was taught that people are just people making their way in the world. That despite family, rank, and glory, no one is really better than anyone else. It is the Dragon’s role to see the bigger picture and to help everyone achieve what they were meant for. He was also taught to seek the truth at all times, that truth was the most important thing a person could attain.
In an effort to spread this influence that all Dragon’s are meant for it’s common practice, more so than in any other clan, to marry out of the clan. An early attempt was made to betroth Masaru to a Phoenix girl, but the negotiations failed after he was struck by the first fit of an ongoing fight with epilepsy. After news spread it became increasingly difficult to find willing families in the other clans, so his parents followed a different course.
Masaru’s branch of the Kitsuki family could trace its lineage to a notable figure in the Crane Clan. While this person was a Doji it was clear by this point that Masaru was a fighter, and not well suited to the life of a Courtier, so his parents gave him the choice of which school he felt would be the best fit. Having heard many stories of the decisive duels of the Kakita Bushi warriors, his decision was immediate. He was shipped off to Crane territory to learn to be a duelists and gain some insight into the machinations of the clan.
Integration into the Crane was very difficult for Masaru. Not only was he an outsider, but to his disgust he learned that to the Crane so was everyone else who wasn’t a Crane or was simply of a lower class. Learning to adapt meant learning to put himself above anyone else, and abandoning much of the philosophies of the Dragon. Despite that, he never lost his sense of equality with the lower class and would often make efforts to help them whenever possible. He also maintains a chronic need to maintain the truth around him, to the best of his ability.