Blood of the Empire
School/Rank: Hiruma Bushi 4
Honor: 3.5 Glory: 4.5 Status: 5.0
Skills: Athletics 4, Battle 2, Commerce (Appraisal) 3, Courtier 2, Defense 1, Etiquette 2, Hunting 3, Heavy Weapons 3, Intimidation 5, Kenjutsu (Katana) 5, Kyujutsu 3, Lore: Shadowlands 2, Sincerity (Honesty) 4, Stealth (Ambush) 4
Kata: Striking as Water
Advantages: Crafty, Gentry (Sunda Mizu Mura), Leadership, Luck, Quick, Silent
Disadvantages: Can’t Lie, Failure of Bushido: Compassion, Overconfident
Yasuki Ito was born with a most inconvenient disability amongst his family: the inability to lie. Because of this he was sent to train with the bushi of the Hiruma, as his athletic build fit well with their fighting style. He distinguished himself during his time of service on the Wall for his brutal but inspiring honesty and his skill with the blade. Due to the fame he acquired his name was chosen by Hida Kisada as governor of Sunda Mizu Mura. Being a Yasuki he fulfilled tradition of allowing that family to control the city and being a bushi he placated the Hida that a warrior would oversee their most sacred dojo.
Ito is known for an implacable confidence in himself that is infectious to those he commands. He commands a great deal of respect for his rough sincerity and his practical, often unconventional tactics on the battlefield and in court. He is a dangerous opponent who is known for goading his opponents relentlessly and then swiftly counterattacking from an unexpected angle when they show weakness.