Shiki

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Shiki.jpg
Gender Female
Race Human, Japanese
Aura Type Mystic Adept
Essence 3.00
Primary Role Swordswoman
Secondary Role Decker
Character Sheet [Google Sheet]
Player User:Joseph
Street Cred {{{10}}}

Concept

Magical swordswoman that strikes enemies on a more fundamental level than mere physical blows, implemented via astral combat and astral gateways.

Tropes

Hooks

hooks go here

Notable Qualities

  • Creature of Comfort (High) Seeker was rich and Shiki quite enjoyed taking advantage of this.
  • In Debt 15 Seeker never quite paid those debts. Guess we've inherited them.

Not mechanical but roleplayed qualities:

  • Superhuman Psychosis + Mentor Spirit (Thunderbird) + Did You Just Call Me Dumb? It's important to know you're better. (Has only 2/3 so far)
  • Revels in Murder: "What do you desire most?" "A really good murder."
  • Distinctive Style: She's always in formal attire except when in FBA or doing Hawaiian Shirt runs.
  • Favored (Fanatic, Physical Barrier Spell) + Prejudiced (Radical, Levitate Spell): "Everyone has an opinion on the best spell, but I'm the only one that's correct"
  • Favored (Fanatic, Blades): "Swords > all"
  • Prejudiced (Outspoken, Matrix Specialists not on an extremely short list): "Unless, immediately upon meeting, they apologize for not being Binary Switch"
  • Favored (Biased, Food that was given for free): "It just tastes better". Possibly because it signals respect, or maybe even she doesn't know why.


Backstory

The short story...

Seeker has been assimilated by his mentor spirit.


The long story...

Born to an ancient family of demon hunters, Shiki was not only trained in the traditional female arts (eg. koto, naginata, calligaphy, dance, etc) but also in the family's particular style of combat, which consists primarily of techniques that rely on self suggestion and magical enhancement.

She lived alone but with financial assistance from her family, until one day she suddenly awoke in a parking lot with severe muscle atrophy and no memory of her family ties nor their techniques. Moments after, she recalled a plan to use a powerful self suggestion to temporally displace her own memories and then cripple her muscle mass as a desperate measure to hide and protect herself from a dangerous enemy. Arming herself with a fallen nearby knife, she left the lot and began a new life as a shadowrunner.

Appearance and Style

  • Meat: Black haired female wearing a furred red leather jacket over a kimono. Natural eye color is black, but they become red-in-blue when she has killing intent. Wears one or two swords at her side (one much more decadent).
  • Astral form: Similar to her physical appearance but has more formal pure white kimono and loses the jacket.
  • Astral signature: A separating taiji
  • Matrix persona: ???
  • Styles and symbols known for: An unusual style of dress (very formable yet combat ready), swords

Personality

Despises other murderers not because of any moral qualms, but out of jealousy; the fact that they were able to act on their murderous desires whereas she has to constrain her own. Additionally, she hates massacres and acts of slaughter, but only on the grounds that they are wasteful and prove the person in question doesn't properly respect killing ("like ordering five steaks when one will do").

Views spirits as ancestors that should be respected in accordance with their age and power.

Motivations

(TODO: figure out how to annotate these so GMs can easily search for run hooks)

Goals

(TODO: figure out how to annotate these so GMs can easily search for run hooks)

Great Deeds

  • (TODO: should these be listed here or on separate pages for each deed?)

Titles

  • The Space Mage
  • The Astral Assassin
  • The Slayer of Baelife

Important People and Things Murdered

  • Defeated one of the Ancient Evils of the 4th world. AKA The Kung-Fu Spider
  • Defeated a second Ancient Evil. The Frost Giant.
  • Moved a Great Form Blood Spirit out an airlock, in space.

Automatic Stuff

Affiliations

Allies: None

Enemies: None

Contacts

Contact toLoyalty
Mike the Train Conductor Who Can Also Drive Boats2
Ashurbanipal1
Leif Landsvik1
Dr. Spicy Steve1
Hans Brackhaus (Lion D'or)2
Wisdom5
Blackjack1
Ashley Imahara1
David Corleone1
Red Feather Five1
Seeker6
Esther Hughes1

Notable Techniques

The Shiki Special

Notable Possessions

None

SINs

None

Runs

DateNameWorked With
7 April 2018Just Another Way To Die: A Look In The EyeGrowth
Watch
Shiki
Ace
Noodle
10 April 2018Man-madeSpider
Shiki
Snow White
Fiasco
Perzeval
17 April 2018To Boldly GoAngel
Avatar
Host Dancer
Shiki
19 June 2018Atop The Rolling WavesShiki
Snow White
Phoenix
Watch
19 June 2018Horizon Presents The Deserts of DoomGaro
Angel
Shiki
Phoenix
Huskarl
23 June 2018Ferry Them HomeGrowth
Shiki
Wan
Umbra
Løper
23 June 2018The Ride Of Your Life (Run)Check
Shiki
Snow White
24 June 2018(Un)Professional Stalkers Part 2Defiant
Ice Hawk
Løper
Shiki
Snow White
28 June 2018Several ShadowrunnersActaeon
Shiki
Wan
Cain
Omega
29 June 2018All You Had To Do Was Steal The Damn TrainGrowth
Wan
Shiki
Garo
29 June 2018Beata MariaGrowth
Wan
Shiki
Harrier
30 June 2018Cold OpenHarrier
Shiki
Wan
Umbra
30 June 2018MicrocodeIce Hawk
Phoenix
Shiki
Spider
5 July 2018A Dead Man's TreasureGrowth
Angel
Garo
Shiki
8 July 2018The Old WorldGaro
Shiki
Spite
12 July 2018Eyewitness Testimony Pt. 1Shiki
Check
Ice Hawk
Wan
18 July 2018Eyewitness Testimony Pt. 2Shiki
Check
Ice Hawk
Wan
Harrier
18 July 2018Passive AcquisitionGrowth
S1M
Actaeon
Shiki

Facts and Fictions

Things said and known about them

None

Things they said or know about

None

Quotes Involving Them

Said ByAboutWhat
ToasterShiki"Ok so Shiki, what is it you desire most?" "A really good murder"


Name: Shiki

Chargen:
"Premium" is not in the list (Prime, Sum to 11, Standard, Scum) of allowed values for the "Chargen type" property.

Awakened: Awakened














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Has roleSwordswoman +
Played byUser:Joseph +
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