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January 15, 2006, 12:55 pm

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Though he is shunned as a beast to the outside world, none could deny his skill.


Yoshimuro is short for and ork, around 5 foot 5 and is heavily muscled. He wears a loose, baggy martial arts uniform tied with a black sash and tabi(Think Japanese sandals). His skin is an olive green color and his hair is night black, done up in a short mohawk on top of his head and a thick beard on his chin. A tatoo of a serpentine dragon curls from his back to the front of his right shoulder. His tusks are ivory white and his eyes are blue, a rare color for an orc. He has developed a thick emotional armor against the leers and prejudice of the unenlightened, and thus seems stony and emotionless at all times, however, Yoshimuro feels as much as you and I.


Yoshimuro, then called Yashu, was born among the Bakemono orks on the endless steppes. When his tribe, the Tengri Tayu, were massacred by samurai from the nearby domain of the daimyo Urusei Kanota, Yoshimuro/Yashu was abandoned upon the bloody field of war. As he was an ork, and orks were made for savage survival and battle, Yoshimuro survived and even prospered upon the field for months before he was discovered by Shen Shyo, a monk from the Order of the Heavenly Winds. Yoshimuro was taken to the Heavenly Winds Reaching, the dojo and fortress of the monkly order. Though he was wild and unschooled in the Way of Inner Peace, the monks saw potential in this orphan. Renamed Yoshimuro-no-Bakemono to recall his orkish heritage, he is now the most skilled of the monks of the Order of the Heavenly Winds. Though the newly-entered trainees often shun him and think him stupid and inferior and regard him as “orkish scum”, they quickly learn to respect the focused might of the Sensei Yoshimuro-no-Bakemono. The grand sensei of the Order of Heavenly Winds is ancient and venerable and has named Yoshimuro as his succesor as grand sensei when the inevitable comes. However, not all think that he is fit to attain such a high position.

Roleplaying Notes:

-Yoshimuro-no-Bakemono has many enemies within the Order, enemies who think him nothing more than “orkish scum”.
-Yoshimuro holds no anger towards his detractors or the daimyo who killed his clan, because he doesn’t remember the slaughter.
-His alignment is neutral good.

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Comments ( 7 )
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June 21, 2004, 23:42
May 25, 2005, 6:58
Actually interesting, if a little short. I'm surprised that the Capt'n would ever use such a term as 'neutral good' ;) Perhaps you could edit him a bit and flesh him out? Still, I like it.
Voted MoonHunter
December 30, 2005, 14:35
I am not as impressed as Echo. It is incomplete.
Voted Kuseru Satsujin
May 31, 2008, 20:13
Tabi (with the exception of Jikatabi which are something slightly different) aren't sandals, they're socks. Sandals would be geta, zori or waraji. Other than that, a steady idea.
March 22, 2013, 0:40
damn, Ku, can't mess with you! :D
Voted valadaar
August 6, 2014, 13:18
Only voted
Voted Dozus
May 18, 2016, 11:19
A usable sort of submission, but nothing super creative. A surprisingly disappointing submission from a mind as prolific as the Cap'n's.


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Arkths or Ravagers: These are large landbound crablike creatures about the size of Grizzly Bears. They live partially in the astreal plane. Their food is magic. They can sense it at huge distances. Since spells and such are hard to eat (being in motion) and magical places are the equivalent of a sea of krill to them, they are looking for magic stashed in concrete places. Their primary food source is magic items, alchemical potions, and enchantments. They do a pretty good job of mangling/ eating the physical aspect of said items in the process of chowing down. These things will be the bane of dungeons everywhere, as they will slowly eat away much of the treasure (and the magical traps... so it can be advantagous to follow these things). Note: They will attack people with highly magical natures (i.e. high magic powers). They will probably kill the person in the process of sucking out the power.

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