Wow, so apparently my last post got a warm reception as far as number of views goes. This is part two of the series. For part one, click here.
11. Does your character have any prejudices?
Like most, Masatsune’s not fond of the Scorpion clan because he believes they enjoy twisting the truth. He also assumes that everyone he meets has a tendency to lie, either to save face or because the truth is sometimes brutal and often hard to hear.
12. To whom does your character owe the most loyalty?
Masatsune serves the family daimyo and is most loyal to him.
13. What are my character’s favorite and least favorite things?
Masatsune enjoys a quiet evening spent in study or meditation. He gets precious little of these and covets the ones he does get. A close second for him is communing with kami he hasn’t spoken with before. This really appeals to his curiosity even if it is dangerous.
14. Does your character have any recurring mannerisms?
Masatsune has a strange gaijin habit of cracking his knuckles when his mind is busy problem-solving.
15. What about your character’s emotions?
Masatsune is most likely to display an eagerness when presented with an opportunity to learn something new. It might even be called giddiness. He tries hard to suppress this emotion unless he’s very comfortable with the people around him.
Anger is the easiest emotion for him to hold in check. He’s almost incapable of it.
16. How would your character handle a subordinate’s improper behavior?
Masatsune will seek to forgive minor infractions (and even more egregious behavior occasionally), unless the subordinate displays a pattern of impropriety. In those cases, seppuku becomes necessary.
17. How would your character’s parents describe him?
Masatsune is an orphan and only child. He knows very little about his parents and has been unable to find out anything substantial about them. Rumors say that they died beyond the boundaries of Rokugan. (This will dovetail nicely with John’s character, who has a strong sense of family).
18. What is your character’s highest ambition?
Masatsune aspires to be known by kami both within Rokugan and without. This also means he wishes to be a powerful shugenja (the two go hand in hand in his mind). He is willing to go to great lengths, as long as dishonesty is not required.
19. How religious is your character?
Like most shugenja, Masatsune is religious, but his devotion has a slightly different flavor. He sees the kami as more enlightened and powerful beings. He believes them to be a higher class of being, but open to sin, as an honesty view of history will attest to. He does not make many visits to the temple, preferring instead to offer prayers out of doors.
20. How will your character die?
Masatsune assumes his death will come in the wild places of the world, far from Rokugan. He also seems himself advising others as an ancestor spirit.
I’m thinking for the next post, I’ll try and attach the actual character sheet filled out.