Kitsune Sayo

Fox Clan, Kitsune Shugenja


Legend of the Five Rings, 4th Edition

Insight Rank 1, Insight 139, School Rank 1, 0 Experience Points (as of 12/21/12)


Earth 3 Stamina 3 Willpower 3
Water 2 Strength 2 Perception 2
Fire 2 Agility 2 Intelligence 3
Air 2 Reflexes 3 Awareness 2
Void 3

Primary Weapons

Weapon Attack Damage Notes
Han-kyu 5k3 TN + 10 for all attacks rolls if on horseback
3k2 (Willow Leaf)
3k3 (Flesh Cutter) Double Armor TN bonus; 1/2 range
2k1 (Armor Piercing) Ignore Armor TN bonus
Tanto 3k2 3k1

Armor TN Bonus: ; Armor Reduction:

TN to Be Hit (REF x 5 + 5 + Armor): 20

Reduction (Armor + Modifiers):

Initiative ((REF + Insight Rank)/REF): 4k3

Wounds (Earth x 2 per level, Earth x 5 for Healthy)

Wound Level Penalty Total Notes
Healthy +0 15
Nicked +3 21
Grazed +5 27
Hurt +10 33
Injured +15 39
Crippled +20 45
Down +40 51 Must spend Void to act
Out 57 Cannot act

Rate of Wound Heal (STA x 2 + Insight Rank): 7

Skill Trait Rank Roll Emphases/Mastery Abilities School Skill?
Calligraphy INT 1 4k3 X
Defense REF 2 5k3 X
Hunting PER 3 5k2 X
Medicine INT 1 4k3 Herbalism (TN 15) X
Meditation VOID 3 6k3 Restore up to 2 VOID (TN 20) X
Spellcraft INT 1 4k3 X
Kyujutsu REF 2 5k3 Han-kyu X
Etiquette AW 1 3k2
Investigation PER 1 3k2
Knives AG 1 3k2
Lore: Kolat INT 1 4k3
Lore: Nemurani INT 1 4k3
Perform: Song* AW 1 4k3

*Subject to Voice advantage

Glory 0 Honor 4.5 Status 1 Infamy 0 Shadowlands Taint 0

School Technique (Kitsune Shugenja)

Sense, Commune and Summon can affect animal spirits; Free Raise on any non-damaging spell cast on an animal

Spells (Affinity/Deficiency: Earth/Air)

Spell Element Mastery Roll TN Page No. Effect
Sense A, E, F, W, An 1 0k0, 5k3, 3k2, 3k2, ?k? 10 164 Sense spirits
Commune A, E, F, W, An 1 0k0, 5k3, 3k2, 3k2, ?k? 10 165 Speak with local spirit
Summon A, E, F, W, An 1 0k0, 5k3, 3k2, 3k2, ?k? 10 165 Summon element or spirit
Jurojin’s Balm Earth 1 5k3 10 174 Drive out poisons/impurities; Target can re-roll Stamina with bonus of +2k0
Jade Strike Earth 1 5k3 10 174 DR 3k3 to Tainted
Armor of Earth Earth 1 5k3 10 173 Reduction (Earth Ring + School Rank), Water – 1 for movement
Extinguish Fire 1 3k2 10 181 Dismiss Fire kami, put out non-magical Fire, -1k1 damage from fire until next Round
Reversal of Fortunes* Water 1 3k2 10 188 Re-roll any one roll per round (3 rounds)
Path to Inner Peace Water 1 3k2 10 187 Restore (Roll – TN) Wounds

*Does not need scroll to cast


To the Last Breath (VOID 3) Target receives 1 VOID next turn 6 pts
limit 2 VOID per target per day, TN 15/30


Absolute Direction Always know which way is north 1 pts
Way of the Land (Kitsune Mori) Cannot get lost in Kitsune Mori 2 pts
Voice +1k1 to any Perform skills using voice 3 pts
Ascetic Half Glory, only necessary items -2 pts
Cursed by the Realm (Sakkaku) Plagued by trickster spirits -5 pts
Touch of the Void +2k1 when spending VOID, TN 30 Willpower Roll or Dazed for 1 round -3 pts


Robes, Wakizashi, Knife (Tanto), Han-kyu, Willow Leaf arrows, Scroll Satchel, Traveling Pack, 3 koku

2 exorcism wards (scrolls)


“I can’t have nice things.”

Sayo means “born at night”. Black hair kept very short, serviceable but drab clothing, the same with the tools of her trade. Given to humming in times of stress.

Kitsune Sayo’s Tale
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Kitsune Sayo

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