Ruriko Yanada:

Name: Ruri
Full Name: Ruriko Yanada
Alignment: Aberrant (Evil)
Hit Points: 31 S.D.C. (Physical): 59
Attributes: I.Q.: 20 (+6%), M.E.: 19 (+2), M.A.: 13, P.S.: 16, P.P.: 24 (+5), P.E.: 25 (+5 / +20%), P.B.: 23 (65%), SPD: 15
Weight: 106 lbs (48.1 kg) Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.62 m)
Age: 19 years Race: Human Sex: Female
Disposition (In her own words):
Loyalty to the clan had been pounded into my head since I had been a child. It was an extremely hard habit to break from and it was hard not to always look to the clan for guidance. I guess I have transferred much of my loyalty to clients and to never betray a client. I don't have very many who I could call friends but I would like to consider myself loyal to them as well. It would be extremely nice to have a friend and lover who you could really trust. I had several lovers, mostly students around my age, while I was in the Red Lotus clan but you never knew if you could really trust them
One should always be careful when dealing with the other ninja clans or other ninjas for that matter, whether mystically inclined or tech ninjas. They have their own agendas and rarely have you best interests in mind. You cannot trust them Always be careful who you trust, ninja or otherwise. It is best to work as independently whenever possible. While it is possible to betray yourself through stupidity, it is almost impossible to betray yourself consciously.
Sometimes the methods one must use are distasteful but there may be no choice but to use such methods. Torture may be needed to extract information. One should never kill for the pleasure. If you do, you may find yourself a monster. Sometimes you may have to kill someone, fighting against you or not, for your mission and or to survive. Still there are some who are truly innocent such as children. While it is important to keep your word of honor, there are some simply not worth your respect.
It may take me years but I want to amass enough wealth to live comfortably. As well, I would like to increase the amount of magic I know. The Red Lotus clan always wanted to restrict how much magic we were allowed to learn. It is possible that I would have eventually left the clan even if had not been devastated due to this restriction. Of course then I would have been hunted by the clan for all of my days.
When not on a mission, I like to dress femininely, preferring silk dresses over most pants or even female suits. I prefer clothing which shows off my figure and usually wear thong underwear as well, both making me feel sexier. Corsets are fun to wear as well. While hard to walk in, I like to wear spike heeled pumps because of how they look and how they make me feel. I don't wear extremely high heels because they are just too hard to walk in. For my dresses, I usually wear the colors or red and hot pink. I also love to wear silver jewelry.
O.C.C.: Techno-Wizard Ninja Experience Level: First (1)
Combat Skill: Hand to Hand; Aikido and Boxing
Special Moves (Aikido): Special Moves for Aikido include Body block/tackle, body flip/throw (+2), break fall, disarm, and holds
Attacks per Melee: Six (6)
Bonuses, Combat: +5 to Strike, +8 to Parry, +8 to Dodge, +6 to Roll with punch, fall, or impact, +2 to Pull Punch, +3 to Breakfall, Knockout on Natural 20, Critical Strike on Natural 20.
Bonus; Save: Lethal Poison [14] +5, Non-Lethal Poison [16] +5, Harmful Drugs [15] +5, Insanity [12] +2, Psionics [12] +3, Magic [12/16] +6, Horror Factor [Varies] +7
Psionics (Considered Minor): 34 I.S.P. (+1D4 I.S.P. Per Level), Powers:Physical: Mind Block (4), Sensitive: Speed Reading (2), Total Recall (2), Super: Tele-Mechanics (10)
Special Abilities:
Ambidextrous: Paired Weapons, One Additional Attack, +10% to climb, +5% to pick locks, pick pockets, palming, and concealment skills.
Indomitable Will: +6 vs Possession, +2 vs Mind Control, and +1 vs Horror Factor. Can stay alert for 48 hours and can hold 50% greater weight for 1D4 minutes
O.C.C. Special Abilities: Increased P.P.E. Recovery (5 P.P.E. Rest/ 10 P.P.E. Meditation), Tap Magical Energy from Ley Lines & Nexus Points, Bonus of +2 to save against horror factor. Make Techno-Wizard Devices.
Spell Casting Penalty: All spell ranges, durations, and damage are half when cast as a spell or ritual instead of channel though a T.W. device.
P.P.E.: 95 (Gains 2D6 per level) Spell Knowledge: First Level: Blinding Flash (1), Globe of Daylight (2), See Aura (6), Sense Magic (4), Second Level: [1] Cleanse (6), Third Level: Energy Bolt (5), Fuel Flame (5), Ignite Fire (6), Telekinesis (6), Fourth Level: Energy Field (10), Fire Bolt (7), [2] Makeover (15), Fifth Level: Escape (8), Eyes of Thoth (8), Mend the Broken (10+), [2] Moon Phases (18), Sixth Level: Call Lightning (15), Impervious to Energy (20), Mask of Deceit (15), Eighth Level: [1] Invincible Armor (30), [1] Power Weapon (35), Fifteenth Level: [1] Enchant Weapon [Minor] (400 / 1000)
[1] Federation of Magic, [2] Web Related spells,
O.C.C. Skills: Electrical: Basic Electronics (+10%) 46%, Computer Repair (+10%) 41%, Mechanical: Automobile Mechanics (+10%) 41%, Espionage: Disguise (+5%) 51%, Physical: Hand to Hand; Aikido [From Expert at the cost of one skill], Prowl (+8%) 44%, Rogue: Computer Hacking (+10%) 31%, Palming (+5%) 36%, Science: Math: Basic (+20%) 71%, Technical: Computer Operation (+10%) 56%, Computer Programming (+5%) 41%, Language: Japanese (+25%) 81%, Literacy: Japanese (+20%) 56%, Lore: Magic (+10%) 41%, Wilderness: Carpentry (+8%) 39%, W.P.; Ancient: Sword (+1 Strike/+1 Parry), W.P.; Modern: Energy Pistol (+3 Aimed/+1 burst)
O. C. C. Related Skills: Espionage: Intelligence (+5%) 43%, Mechanical: Basic Mechanics [With Armorer] 56%, Military: Armorer (+5%) 51%, Physical: Boxing, Gymnastics, Pilot: Pilot Hover Craft (+5%) 61%, Rogue: Streetwise (+5%) 31%.
Secondary Skills: Physical: Athletics - General, W.P.; Ancient: Chain (+1 Strike/+1 Parry)
Background Skills: Technical: Language: English (+10%) 66%, Literacy: English (+5%) 41%
Skills From Gymnastics: Sense of Balance 56%, Work parallel bars & rings 66%, Climb Rope 86%, Climbing 41%, Back Flip 76%
Ruriko, even after her plastic surgery, has a classic Japanese look. If anything, the surgery increased the classical appearance. Even though she considered herself to be plain, she was not bad looking even before the sculpting. Now, she is simply incredible in appearance. Her eyes are dark brown and she has pale skin which is flawless. Her eyebrows are shaped slightly but otherwise she goes for a natural look. Her hair is black with brown highlights and hangs straight down to the small of her back when she does not wear it in a knot on top of her head. Not extremely tall but definitely not short for a Japanese woman, she has a slender figure but is definitely quite feminine with noticeable breasts and a narrow waist. For makeup, she wears it pretty light, mainly a bright lip gloss, pink or red, and a pink highlighting around her eyes. She normally paints her nails red although she keeps them fairly short.
When working as a Ninja, she normally wears her deep red infiltrator armor with a mask covering her mouth to hide her identity. When not in her costume, she prefers to dress quite feminine, preferring dresses over slacks. She likes dresses which show off her figure. Her favorite colors are red and pink often with flower patterns and made from silk. She seems to prefer to wear moderate heeled spike heel pumps for shoes with most of her outfits. While she wears these cloths simply for shear enjoyment but it also helps to break any association between her normal and ninja identities. She also likes to wear jewelry, especially silver, although hers serve double duty as sources of magical power.
Normal Weapons of Note:
Kusari-Gama: Weight: 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)
The combination of a chain with a weight on one end and a sickle weapon on the other is another ninja favorite. Useful for entangle attacks. Damage: 1D10 (S.D.C.), Made from M.D.C. materials.
Armatech AT-6 "Mini" Laser Pistol: Weight 1 lb (.45 kg)
Looks like a pen flashlight. When not in her armor, wears it concealed under the skirt of her dresses near her thighs. Mega Damage: 1D6 Rate of Fire: Standard Effective Range: 300 ft (91 m) Payload: 6 shots per special E-clip
Armatech AT-130 Particle Beam Pistol: Weight: 4 lbs (1.8 kg)
Mega Damage: 5D6+6 Rate of Fire: Standard Effective Range: 600 ft (183 m) Payload: 10 shots. It has a laser targeting system (Gives +3 to Strike). - Has three additional E-Clips
Magical Weapons of Note:
Black Myst Ninja-To: Weight: 3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
Mega Damage: 6D6 M.D.C. of Sword: 200. The sword regenerates 10 M.D.C. per day. Damage occurs only when deliberately trying to destroy weapon.
Powers: The weapon has four crystals that store magical energy. Each crystal stores 20 P.P.E. for a total of 80 P.P.E. The Sword regenerates at the rate of 2 P.P.E. per hour normally, 10 P.P.E. per hour at a ley line, and 20 P.P.E. per hour at a nexus point. If the crystal are empty, a mage may use their own magical energy to power the weapon. Invisible Weapon: Requires no P.P.E. to activate. The weapon becomes invisible when drawn and also makes no sound when used in combat. The wielder can see the sword when they are wielding it. Gives bonus of +3 to initiative and +2 to strike and parry in combat not including any other bonuses, does not apply to opponents who can see the invisible. Invisibility (Simple): Costs: 6, self only (includes cloths and articles on ones person). Duration: 30 minutes. Wielder and equipment carried becomes invisible. Can be seen by those who that can see the invisible and by heat detectors. Also can be tracked by scent but cannot be seen by night vision. While invisible, the wielder can walk, climb, cast spells, and even engage in combat. People trying to fight the wielder are at -8 to Strike, Parry, and Dodge if they cannot see the invisible. Spinning Blades: Cost: 20, self only. See spell for details.
Bonuses: +2 to initiative, +1 to Strike, +1 to Parry, and +1 to Throw.
Enchanted Ninja-To: Weight: 3.1 lbs (1.4 kg)
Mega Damage: 6D6, It is of the highest quality by human construction; +2 to Parry, +1 to strike, and +2 to initiative. Enchanted through spell of Enchant Weapon (Minor) permanently and has 250 M.D.C. and is only damaged by attacks against the weapon.
Armor of Note:
IA-100 Infiltrator Armor: M.D.C.: 60, Weight: 20 lbs (9.1 kg), -8% Prowl Penalty
Special Properties: Vibro-Claws: Inflict 2D4 M.D.C. Color: dark red
Environmental with standard features; +5% to climb skill.
Electro-adhesive pads on the hands and feet allow the wearer to climb metallic structures easily.
Concealed wrist computer used to activate adhesive pads, show oxygen and damage levels, date, time and compass direction. It can also be used to interface with other computers and has a number of pre-loaded programs to aid in computer hacking, or cracking electronic locks (+5% bonus to each skill).
Techno-Wizard additions:
Invisibility: Superior (6th Level) - 20 P.P.E. or 40 I.S.P.
Invincible Armor (6th Level) 30 P.P.E. or 60 I.S.P. [+150 M.D.C.]
Magic Items (Non Weapons):
Silver Amulet Necklace It is silver with multiple gems imbedded in the necklace which each have a separate amulet spell enchanted into them.
Charm: Gives a bonus of +1 to save against magic and psychic attacks
Protection from the Supernatural: Gives a bonus of +2 to save vs Horror Factor
See the Invisible: Enables the wearer to see the invisible
Techno-Wizard “Mask of Deceit” Hairpin: Silver hairpin. Same as spell with a duration of 30 minutes. Requires 30 I.S.P. or Mask of Deceit (15 P.P.E.) to activate.
Techno-Wizard Enchanted Jewelry: All of the Jewelry was enchanted by her and contain an emerald to hold magical energy. She wears two enchanted earrings with 10 P.P.E. each, and four rings with 10 P.P.E. each with a total P.P.E. of 60.
Other Equipment:
Vehicles: None
Clothing: Several Nondescript Sets of Clothing and Disguises, Women's Business Suits, Fancy Dresses (Mostly Red and Pink), Corsets and other Underwear (Including thong style), Spike Pumps, Rubber-soled Tabi Boots, and an Urban Camouflage Ninja Suit.
Other Items: Makeup and Feminine Items, *Hand-Held Computer (Used to store spells), *Portable Digital Recorder/ Player and Headphones, *Mini-Video Disc Player, *Micro Digital Camera (fits in the palm of the hand and can record video as well), *Pen Flashlight, *Large Flashlight, Lock-Picking Tools, Small Crowbar, Basic Tool Kit, Utility Belt, Backpack, Air Filter and Gas Mask, Tinted Goggles, Canteen, 50 Feet (15.2 meters) of Knotted Rope, Grappling Hook, and Ninja Emergency Kit. [*all electronic equipment is powered by TW-Batteries, charges last 6-12 months.]
Valuables: 10,000 Credits

Background (In her own words):

I have no idea who my parents were. They could have been other members of the ninja clan I was raised by and never told. Other possibilities include that I was an orphan and Ninja clans are known to kidnap children from off the streets. While unlikely, it is even possible that I was cloned for the clan, possibly to copy characteristic for a specific role.

My earliest memories were those of the Red Lotus Ninja clan with a number of other children, some around my age while others were a bit older. The clan was one of those who specialized on mixing technology with the ancient arts, not one of those mystic clans. The Red Lotus clan was not one of the largest ninja clans but was bigger than some. The clan was based in a large office building where adult ninjas pretended to be office workers on the lower floors but the upper floors and the basement were dedicated to clan business including the training of children and youths. The children were never allowed outside the floors which were designated for us.

I still don't know how they decided what area of expertise that we would be best at but I showed early signs of being extremely skilled at the defensive arts, so I was taught the art of Aikido at an early age. It was also decided that I would be taught the art of magic mixed with technology. Others were taught the skills to become a tech ninja while others began a path that was to lead them into later being given Juicer implants or become cyborgs. I cannot imagine myself slowly dying from the juicer chemicals or being trapped in a purely mechanical body.

In addition to our combat and ninja training, we were expected to learn the skills which all citizens of the Republic of Japan know. There was no reason for us to be unable to pass for a normal person and many of our operations were within the Republic. This education included the ability to read and write both Japanese and English, extensive computer skills, and a strong math education.

As I got older, the training became more intense. Some students did not make it up to those teaching and they quietly disappeared. New children constantly replaced those who disappeared. Generally, I was able to satisfy those over me and never was in much danger of disappearing. As well, I showed a remarkable skill of being ambidextrous and learned how to fight using two weapons simultaneously. As I got a bit older, a tracking chip was implanted in me like with all members of the clan. I was considered too young and likely to go through another growth spirt, so I had the Cyber-Armor implanted yet. My training had went beyond just the exercise areas in the tower and I had been sent on several missions with others.

Every ninja clan makes enemies and the Red Lotus clan was no exception. The clans are always in competition with each other. The present leader of the Red Lotus clan had made a really bad enemy of the leader of the Black Wolf clan and the leader had sworn revenge. Of course, few of the members of the Red Lotus clan who were not in the leadership knew this. While some from the outside of a clan might think that all are loyal to their clan, the truth is that there are many rivalries within a clan itself. In the Red Lotus clan, the leader of the techno-wizards was getting tired of being expected to do everything and meet every threat. As well, there was concerns with the techno-wizards being restricted in the magic which they were allowed to know. I have since heard stories that this is the cases with many techno-wizards within the ninja clans.

The leader of the techno-wizards, one of my most important teachers, apparently decided to sell the Red Lotus clan out. She provided full technical diagrams of the building which was the clan's headquarters. She also provided information about the tracer chips which we all wore so that we could be tracked down like dogs. Of course for her betrayal of her clan, the Black Wolf clan killed her as almost the first victim of their attack. Bombs were placed all throughout the Red Lotus clan's headquarters and the building was devastated. Teams of Black Wolf clan ninjas, mostly Cyborgs and Juicers, then attacked and killed anyone who they saw moving.

I had been suiting up to go on a mission for the clan when the attack occurred. I was in the basement when the bombs exploded and the bunker protected me from the worst of it. Activating the invisibility on my armor, I was able to simply disappear. Sneaking around the headquarters, I was able to watch the second state of the attack progress. The leader of the Black Wolf clan was bragging to the Red Lotus clan leader about how easy the attack had been. It was then that I both found out that the leader of the techno-wizards had betrayed the Red Lotus clan and about the deadly rivalry between the . Finding the body of my former teacher, I took her sword, a Black Myst Ninja-To, and other equipment before sneaking from the building. Previously, I only had an enchanted sword made through lesser magics and possessed no special abilities.

After I escaped, I had to decide what to do. One of the first things I did was to find a cyber expert who could remove the implanted chip. It would have been too easy for the Black Wolf clan to find me with the implant. It was always also possible that if a few members of the Red Lotus clan survived, they might hunt me down as well. For that reason, I also had my face altered so that I no longer the same as I had originally although I had to admit that I had been a bit on the plain side and decided to improve that. Afterwards, I made sure that all of the files with the surgery crashed and the information was lost. At the same time, I created a whole new I.D. for myself.

Loyalty to the clan had become a dead issue and I began working independently, always careful to avoid the other clans. I had stolen a fair amount of money when I escaped but the money quickly ran out. I often took jobs for trade and I was able to learn several new spells in trade for my services. I hope to learn many more as times go on. Since then, I have continued the profession I had been taught. There are rumors of a ninja clan who is composed of those who are outcasts from other clans but I have never been able to find out anything concrete and it is always possible that it is a trap meant to lure in those not affiliated with a clan.

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