Tao Utemaki, the Honorbound
Tao Utemaki is an electric samurai. They follow the code of bushido and provide unflinching service to their daimyo, the lord of the Neon Pagoda. Tao is a keen and confident warrior and enforcer of Giri.
Tao is an androgynous person who dresses in professional wear. They
have an expressive face, watchful eyes and a wiry body. Tao is Japanese.
Armor and Harm
[Playbook Specific Mechanics]
When the Honorbound shares a moment of intimacy with someone other than a target, be it physical or emotional, Tao later learns what Giri they owe other people and may ask them any one question from Absolution immediately, regardless if they have taken the move already or not.
When Tao feels reluctant to enforce or penalize someone who has not honored their Giri and try to levy a more lenient sentence, roll. On a 10+, Tao may choose one of these options. On a 7–9, choose one, but there will be harsh consequences for your reluctance.
Tao may make an exception for them and commute the penalty to someone else, as long as they have a good reason.
Tao may choose to accept Giri, Cred, or change the penalty altogether.BOUND:
Whenever Tao begins a session without a task involving the enforcement of Giri that’s been broken, choose one from the following and the MC will work this task into the fiction as appropriate:
Infiltration or assassination
Retrieve or deliver
Lobby or sabotage
Safeguard or endangerTHE ART OF THE PURSUIT:
When Tao assimilates all the information they have available on a target, roll. On a 10+, generate 2 hold. On a 7–9,
generate 1. Spend that hold 1 for 1 when actively on the hunt for them in order to:
Discern their position or a weakness in their life to exploit in order to do so
Discern what security they may have or what kind of a threat they’d be
Discern their greatest weakness and strength
Discern what makes them feel safe or secure, and what makes them feel afraid
* Sword - Ancient Masterwork Sword (2 harm hand AP) engraved with the symbol of the Water kanji
* Flechette SMG - (2 harm close area reload loud)
* Armor - reactive cloth
[Detail: How did you get your cybernetics? Did you: Kill for them, Steal them, Owe Cred, or owe Giri for them?]Eye (3 tags):
[options].Ear (3 tags):
[options].Arm (1 tag):
[options].Leg (1 tag):
[options].Interface (1 tag):
[options].Chest (1 tag):
[Detail: After you introduce your character, you may use the following bullet points to develop Giri relationships with other players if you so choose, or develop relationships of your own. Pull questions from your playbook]
[Detail: Create three Beliefs. If a Belief is tested this session, mark 1 XP at the end of the session. If a Belief gets you into trouble this session, mark 2 XP at the end of the session. If a Belief is erased and resolved or changed after being tested, mark 3 XP.]
1. My master is honorable and honest
2. Slaves are prisoners to their masters
3. When I am not working, I seek pleasure at every opportunity, to dull the edge on my soul.
is enforcing Giri, (need to work with the MC to see how much Cred they make per enforcement task
). Depending on each specific task, the amount of Cred get may change. Tao may also be fronted Cred in order to facilitate each task.