Ryōma

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Ryōma
RyomaPortrait1.jpg
Burnout Adept Muscle
"The Yakuza Exile seeking Redemption"
Discord@KennyLoggins#0896
RedditKenzushi
MetatypeHuman
Street Cred0
Notoriety1
Public Awareness0
CDP12
D.O.B.01/03/2056
Age26
FolderGoogle Drive
PriorityMetatype - D
Attributes - A
Magic/Resonance - D
Skills - E
Resources - A


Character Information

Summary

Ryōma (Riyo-Ohma) is a aloof, stand-offish Japanese human. As a Shadowrunner, he takes pride in his swordmanship and is driven to accomplish the mission. Much like most stereotypical Samurai, he lives to improve his skills in physical combat, though he makes an effort to try to contribute to things other than slicing drek up.

As a Burnout Adept, he wields his Katana for up-close combat, but carries Automatic Weapons like his Remington Suppressor and Yamamha Raiden when he needs to take out enemies from afar. He is also quite knowledgable about the local Shotozumi-gumi Yakuza and other crime syndicates... maybe a little too much.

In his free time, he enjoys practicing his English, casually smoking and drinking at bars, as well as taking joyrides on his Harley Motorcycle.

Goals

On a short term

  • Improve his Sword skills and Negotiation skills, as well as his English.
  • Establish a extensive criminal network, and to find reliable allies within the ShadowHaven.
  • Acquire better Cyberware and Bioware.

On a long term

  • Reestablish the Shinra-Gumi within the Seattle Yakuza community and restore his family name.
  • Protect Metahumans from injustice, even from those associated the Shotozumi-Rengo.
  • Make amends for his past mistakes during his time as a citizen of NEO-Tokyo.
  • Be able to return to Japan and regain his father's clan members from the Watada-Rengo.

Background

Before he became a Shadowrunner, Ryōma was once a Japanese citizen of Neo-Tokyo under the name of Tatsumi Shinra (達実 神良), son of an unnamed womanand Ryuuzaki Shinra (龍崎 神良), the Yakuza patriarch of the Shinra-gumi (神良組)

After unknowingly assaulting Yamaguchi-gumi Kumi-In foot soldiers, the Shinra-Gumi and Ryōma's neighborhood was beset by the Watada-Rengo, sending a number of his classmates and his father's underlings to the hospital. In order to ensure the safety of his clan and his community, Ryuuzaki went to the Watada-Rengo to commit Seppuku whilst smuggling Ryōma away to Seattle.

But the guilt of his mistakes continued to weigh on Ryōma's shoulders, forcing him to seek a new outlook on life. Rather than live a (mostly) peaceful life under a new identity, Ryōma began his career as a Shadowrunner, resolved to gain influence and networks to protect innocents from the criminal injustice from within the Yakuza syndicate.

Narrative Significant Qualities

Positive

  • Agile Defender: Practicing Kendo and Iaido from a young age, Ryōma is more comfortable using his agility and fast reflexes to evade and redirect attacks.
  • Black Market Pipeline (Cyberware): In order to get the 'Ware that he's got right now, Ryoma had to make the right connections. Luckily, he was able to find a reliable supplier that sympathized with his situation...
  • Candle in the Darkness: Since Ryōma began his career as a Runner, he has done his best to stand by the Akichita Code. And because of this, he sees the importance in making trustworthy connections.
  • Mentor Spirit (Stag): A Stag free spirit whose form takes that of a Kirin; a scaled, horned deer-like mythical creature that Ryōma came across within the Awakened Redwood forests. Though it's aura is calming and serene, being around it too long gives off the feeling of anxiety, like you're in the presence of royalty. To Ryōma, it appears as the mythological Kirin, but it's true appearance is unknown...
  • Shoot First, Don’t Ask Questions: Whether it's paranoia or Samurai instinct, Ryōma has always had a keen eye out for if he ever were to be ambushed by the local ganger or a Yakuza Hitman sent to wipe him out. Though as a result, he is prone to react without thinking when put in a tense situation.

Negative

  • Big Regret (Watada-Rengo Yakuza Incident):In order to learn something, you usually have to make a mistake first. But in his case, Tatsumi's big mistake got many innocent people who were close to him hurt or killed. Though he strives to redeem himself through his actions as Ryōma, his composure wavers whenever someone reminds him of his transgression. As such, he doesn't share much, or anything of his past at all, out of fear of his own personal safety, and the individuals around him.
  • Code of Honor (The Akichita Code): Restriction: Never show fear. Challenge your strength against worthy foes. Do not allow yourself or your loved ones to fall into decadence or slothful behavior. Never harm the weak or innocent.
  • Favored (Common Target, Biased)(Martial Artists and Swordspeople): Ryōma is a firm believer of the "Musha shugyō" the samurai warrior's pilgrimage, where he would wander through the land to face off against worthy opponents to open his horizons in the art of combat. As such, he prefers to converse and learn from Martial Artists and other fighting styles besides Kenjutsu.

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Perilous DetourFlight of the White Owl2 September 2082
Riding with Private Malone10 August 2082
Minima de Malis14 June 2082
Promethium Burns6 June 2082
Caravan TrainRough Riders3 June 2082
Where's the escape van25 May 2082

Affiliations

Contacts

Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Mrs. Frost 5 2 Fixer(N,K,A,G) Head Librarian Hard to Impress, Take a look, it's in a book, Friends in high places., "You're as cold as ice", "I heard from a little bird..." Even
Christopher Irons 4 1 Custom(G,N,K,A) Bartender/Smith Enchanter, Smith, Armorer, Military Contacts, Black Market Connections Even
Commander 2 1 Custom(A,G,N,K) Black Ops Veteran Old school Operative, Interrogation Protocol, Smuggling and Escape Route, Extraction, Intelligence Gatherer Even
Leonard MacLainn 4 2 Custom(K,N,G,A) Legwork and Information Financial Instability, Cursory Examination, Do You Know Who I Work For!, Time is ... time?, Spirit Wrangler, Small Fry Even


Organizations

Allies

Enemies

In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result
1 A Fifth World Samurai who advocated for democracy, Japanese nationalism, and moderate modernization and industrialization of Japan
3 Ryōma is a Japanese given name. It can be written with several kanji, including 龍馬 (which directly translate to "dragon" and "horse")
6 A visionary who dreamt of an independent Japan without feudalism or the caste system, inspired by the example of the United States where "all men are created equal".

Shadow Community Table

Threshold Result
1 A suit-wearing, Katana-wielding, Yak-looking Street Sam who wears a mask.
3 A Japanese human man who is rumored to be haunted by a Spirit in the form of a Kirin
5 A Japanese human who has some kind of tie with the Neo-Tokyo Yakuza.


SINs

Kotaro Yamamoto::

  • Fake License rating 4 (Weapon License)
  • Fake License rating 4 (Firearms License)
  • Fake License rating 4 (Bodyguard License)
  • Fake License rating 4 (Concealed Carry Permit License)
  • Fake License rating 4 (Driver's License)

Ryan Xianglong:

  • Fake License rating 3 (Adept License)
  • Fake License rating 3 (Firearms License)
  • Fake License rating 3 (Bounty Hunter's License)
  • Fake License rating 3 (Restricted Augmentations License)

Appearance

Ryōma has short, styled black hair, yellow eyes, and slightly tanned fair skin. CasualRyoma1.jpg

Clothing

Clothes-wise, Ryōma dresses in a more stylish fashion, whether it be wearing a Japanese delinquent-esque Sukajan bomber jacket, leather jacket with jeans, or a slim-fit suit. From a glance, he clearly appears and acts like a stereotypical Yak, but when he is not on the job or in public, he generally likes to wear in light, casual street clothes. RyomaPortrait2.jpg

Even while wearing his casual wear, Ryōma appears intimidating at first glance. His aloof behavior and sharp eyes doesn't help with that either.

Matrix Persona

A suit-wearing Ryōma with Deer antlers.

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