The Keys to Heaven
A handsome Japanese man, immaculately groomed and dressed to kill.
Strength-5 (Epic Strength 4)
Dexterity-5 (Epic Dexterity 4)
Stamina-5 (Epic Stamina 4)
Appearance 3 (Epic Appearance 2)
Intelligence-3 (Epic Intelligence 2)
Academics 1, Athletics 3, Awareness 4, Brawl 3, Control (Motorcycle) 1, Empathy 1, Fortitude 1, Integrity 1, Investigation 2, Larceny 2, Melee 5, Politics 2, Presence 2, Stealth 3, Thrown 3
Birthrights: Relic (Kangetsu) 5, Guide (Dai Tengu) 5, Relic (Moonshadow Tattoos) 3, Followers (Tengu) 5
Virtues: Duty 3, Endurance 4, Intellect 2, Valor 1
Dodge DV: 14
Join Battle: 9
Soak: B-12, L-10, A-4
Body Armor Knack: B-16, L-14
Movement: 12 yards, Dash 18 yards, Jump-Vertical-15, Horizontal-30
Health Levels: 0X14
Boons: Night Eyes, Smoking Mirror, Silver Blessing, Tidal Interference, Phase Cloak
Relics-Kangetsu (ACC+3,Dmg +6L, Def +1, Spd 4, PDV 13) Summon for 1 Legend as 5 tick action.
Dai Tengu Mask (Communicate with Dai Tengu)
Tengu Feather Fan (Summon Tengu Followers 1 Legend 5 tick action)
Moonshadow Tattoo (Darkness, Moon, Psychopomp)
Knacks: Doin’ Fine, Star Power, Crushing Grip, Divine Wrath, Holy Rampage, Divine Rampage, Cat’s Grace, Divine Balance, Untouchable Opponent, And The Crowd Goes Wild, Body Armor, Damage Conversion, Divine Damage Conversion, Unbreakable, Well-Read Virgin, Star Pupil, Armor Crusher
Sasuke never knew his mother. She died in childbirth and no other family ever showed to claim the child. His early years were spent as a ward of the state. Later he was taken in by a kindly Shinto Priest, Hideaki Mofune. Hideaki was tough, but fair and taught Sasuke the importance of respect both for himself and others. Sasuke did not appreciate these lessons, and though he respected his mentor, he did not care for him. At the age of 15 he ran away from the little Shinto Shrine Hideaki and he maintained. In only a short time he had become a member of one of Kyoto’s bōsōzoku, or motorcycle gangs. Among the rowdy and boisterous gang members he gained a reputation as a cool customer.
Over the next five years he rose through the ranks of the gang eventually becoming a leader known for his quiet menace and martial skill. Throughout this time he began catching the eye of the local Yakuza of the Aizukotetsu-kai, the fourth largest Yakuza gang in Japan. Over time his gang began working closely with the Aizukotetsu-kai as lookouts, distractions, and get-away drivers. When he turned twenty he was formally inducted into the gang without hesitation. Over the next 5 years he became a trusted kyodai (Big Brother), and later Shateigeshira (or second lieutenant). All was going fine, and he was on the Oyabun’s shortlist to replace him one day until the night he met his father.
He was out on the town with his usual crew, making a raucous mess of a local fine dining establishment. When a new member of the staff had the temerity to ask them to leave Sasuke made up his mind to make an example of this unworthy. That was when the owner stepped in. An immaculately dressed man with bright eyes and a haughty countenance approached the scene and scolded Sasuke as if he were a child. Sasuke was stunned, but the man’s force of will was indomitable. The owner dismissed Sasuke’s crew off-handidly and the men stumbled over each other comically in their haste to comply. Then he invited Sasuke back to his office. Sasuke complied.
In the office the man introduced himself as Tsuki-yomi, Japanese Moon God, and Sasuke’s father. He went on to apologize for his absence in Sasuke’s life. He said nothing in particular about his son’s lifestyle, but Sasuke could tell from his father’s look alone. Tsuki-yomi explained that a great battle was soon to take place, and that he and the other Amatsukami needed all of their mortal children to aid in the coming conflagration. He directed Sasuke to seek out his former mentor, Hideaki. With that he coldly dismissed his son. Shocked and mortified by his father’s revelation he stumbled through the rainy streets of Kyoto to a nearby train station.
Once he arrived at the shrine that had been his home during his formative years he inquired after Hideaki. He was told to seek him further up Mount Kurama at the Kurama Dera Shrine. He continued up the mountain on foot, but upon reaching the shrine he was accosted by a strange pickpocket. He chased down and eventually caught the thief, only to discover it to be one of the legendary Tengu that were said to inhabit the forests of the mountain. The Tengu having been caught revealed that Sasuke would need to continue up the mountain, defeat four more of the Tengu in order to find Hideaki. Sasuke did, and when he had completed this gauntlet he discovered that Hideaki was none other than the legendary Dai Tengu, Sōjōbō.
Over the next few years Sōjōbō trained Sasuke in the use of his divinely inherited powers as well as helping him to master various forms of the Japanese martial arts. When Sōjōbō deemed him ready to return to society. After a few altercations with shinkome, possessed cannibal women who had seemingly just returned from trips to America he was asked by the Amatsukami to track down the source of origin. This quest brought him to the Florida Keys, where he deemed it his duty to cleanse the island chain of the hungry dead and shinkome that were now infesting it.