Buraku-Ryu
various
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
3 STR 13 12- Lift: 151.6kg; HTH: 2 1/2d6; END: [1]
12 DEX 14 12- OCV: 5  DCV: 5
0 CON 10 11-
6 BODY 13 12-
0 INT 10 11- PER Roll: 11-
0 EGO 10 11- ECV: 3; Mental Defense: 0
3 PRE 13 12- PRE Attack: 2 1/2d6
-1 COM 8 11-
3 PD 7/10   Total: 7/10 PD (1/4 rPD)
1 ED 4/7   Total: 4/7 ED (1/4 rED)
6 SPD 3   Phases: 4, 8, 12
0 REC 5   Running: 6" / 12"
0 END 20   Swimming: 2" / 4"
0 STUN 25  
 
Buraku-Ryu | Summary
Real Name: various Hair Color: Black
Concept: Agent Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Black Dragon Society Height & Weight: 5' 1" (1.55 m) / 132 lbs (60.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: various
Created By: Neil M Place of Birth: various
Cost Powers END
79 Variable Power Pool, 65 base + 14 control cost, (98 Active Points); VPP Can Only Be Changed Between Adventures (-1/2), Limited Class Of Powers Available Limited (Only Items That Can Normally Be Procured; -1/2); all slots IIF (-1/4)
12 Alert and Watchful: (Total: 14 Active Cost, 12 Real Cost) +3 PER with all Sense Groups (Real Cost: 9) plus Increased Arc Of Perception (360 Degrees) with Normal Sight (5 Active Points); Activation Roll 12- (-3/4) (Real Cost: 3)
7 Getaway Scheme: Luck 2d6 (10 Active Points); Limited Power Only to Get Out of Trouble (-1/2)
3 Tough: Armor (1 PD/1 ED)
Cost Talents
6 Combat Luck (3 PD/3 ED)
Cost Perquisites
4 Contact: various (Contact has access to major institutions, Contact has been blackmailed by the character, Contact has significant Contacts of his own) 13-
3 Fringe Benefit: Membership (Black Dragon Society)
Cost Martial Arts
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Notes
Buraku-do
Choke Hold 1/2 -2 +0 Grab One Limb; 3d6 NND
Fast Strike 1/2 +2 +0 6 1/2d6 Strike
Martial Block 1/2 +2 +2 Block, Abort
Martial Grab 1/2 -1 -1 Grab Two Limbs, 33 STR for holding on
Takeaway 1/2 +0 +0 Grab Weapon, 33 STR to take weapon away
+2 HTH Damage Class(es)
Weapon Element: Blades, Fist-Loads
Cost Skills
10 +1 Overall
8 +1 with All Combat
1 Bribery 8-
3 Bureaucratics 12-
Everyman Skills
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Japanese (idiomatic) (4 Active Points)
PS: various (Custom Adder) 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
1 Gambling (Other) 8-
1 High Society 8-
1 Interrogation 8-
1 KS: Criminal World 8-
2 KS: Black Dragon Society 11-
2 KS: Financial Markets 11-
2 KS: Racketeering 11-
1 KS: Yakuza 8-
1 Lockpicking 8-
2 PS: Yakuza 11-
3 Streetwise 12-
3 Trading 12-
4 WF: Common Melee Weapons, Small Arms
4 Personal Skills
140+ Disadvantages
5 Distinctive Features: Acts Like a Yakuza (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses)
10 Distinctive Features: Large Black Dragon Tatoo over Upper Left Torso and Upper Left Arm (Easily Concealed; Always Noticed and Causes Major Reaction; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses)
20 Hunted: Black Dragon Society 14- (Mo Pow, NCI, Watching)
20 Hunted: Japanese Law Enforcement 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Harshly Punish)
10 Psychological Limitation: Bully (Common, Moderate)
15 Psychological Limitation: Loyal to Black Dragon Society (Common, Strong)
5 Reputation: Violent Gangster, 8-
Buraku-Ryu | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 33 Base Points: 140
Powers Cost: 101 Disadvantages: 85
Talents Cost: 6 Total Experience: 2
Perks Cost: 7 Spent Experience: 2
Martial Arts Cost: 30 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 50 Total Points: 227
Background

The members of the Black Dragon Society are typically known as Buraku-Ryu after the buraku where the founding Yakuza family members hid to avoid law enforcement and Ichiban. Except for several small time thugs, the majority of the Buraku-Ryu are educated in private colleges run by the Society. Hence, although knowledgeable in typical racketeering, these men and women are also well versed in normal and illegal business practices.

Personality

Although all Buraku-Ryu are shareholders in the Society and have a general desire to become wealthy through its activities, most are motivated primarily by loyalty to the Society. Quite a few also have a long held desire for revenge against the Brotherhood of the Finger and Ichiban.

Quote

"Why look for gold in pond scum?"

Powers

Buraku-Ryu are trained in hand-to-hand combat as well as in the use of firearms. They typically resort to violence only when needed. They have available to them a wide array of weapons and other equipment, some of which seem to be straight out of James Bond movies.

Appearance

Buraku-Ryu come in all shapes and sizes, although they typically are larger and have more intimidating demeanors than most people. As a discrete display of their loyalty, all bear a tattoo of a black dragon, although this is more elaborate on some Buraku-Ryu than others.