Moon Warrior
Hiuma Kaemon
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
13 STR 23 14- Lift: 606.3kg; HTH: 4 1/2d6; END: [2]
39 DEX 23 14- OCV: 8  DCV: 8
16 CON 18 13-
6 BODY 13 12-
8 INT 18 13- PER Roll: 15-
8 EGO 14 12- ECV: 5; Mental Defense: 0
3 PRE 13 12- PRE Attack: 2 1/2d6
0 COM 10 11-
7 PD 12/28   Total: 12/28 PD (0/16 rPD)
8 ED 12/28   Total: 12/28 ED (0/16 rED)
7 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
0 REC 9   Running: 11" / 22"
7 END 50   Swimming: 2" / 4"
0 STUN 34  
 
Moon Warrior | Summary
Real Name: Hiuma Kaemon Hair Color: Black
Concept: Martial Artist Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Shichinin-no-Yuushi Height & Weight: 5' 7" (1.70 m) / 143 lbs (65.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: June 10, 1968
Created By: Neil M Place of Birth: Osaka, Japan
Cost Powers END
20 Favored of the Moon: Multipower, 45-point reserve, (45 Active Points); No Conscious Control (Depends on the Phase of the Moon) (Only Slot Selection cannot be controlled; -1), all slots IIF or Worse (-1/4)
2u 1) Cloak of the Moon's Shadow (New Moon): Invisibility to Sight and Mental Groups, Combat Sense, Danger Sense, Detect, Normal Hearing, Normal Smell and Active Sonar (45 Active Points); OAF (Cloak of the Moon) (-1), 1 Continuing Fuel Charge lasting 20 Minutes (-1/4)
2u 2) Everpresent Invicibility of the Moon (Half Moon): Desolidification (affected by Darkness-based Attacks) (40 Active Points); Conditional Power Power Only Works In Darkness (-1/2), Cannot Pass Through Solid Objects (-1/2), IIF (Sash of the Moon) (-1/4), 1 Continuing Fuel Charge lasting 20 Minutes (-1/4)
2u 3) Light of the Moon (Gibbous Moon): Aid PER and OCV 3d6, PER and OCV simultaneously (+1/2) (45 Active Points); Self Only (-1/2), IAF (Crest of the Moon) (-1/2)
1u 4) The Moon of My Ancestors (Full Moon): Retrocognitive Clairsentience (Sight Group And Normal Hearing) (45 Active Points); Precognition/Retrocognition Only (-1), Limited Power (Only What Was Witnessed by an Ancestor) Power loses about half of its effectiveness (-1), 1 Continuing Charge lasting 20 Minutes (-1/2), IIF (Amulet of the Moon) (-1/4)
2u 5) Serene Strength of the Moon (Crescent Moon): +30 STR, 1 Continuing Fuel Charge lasting 1 Hour (+0) (30 Active Points); No Figured Characteristics (-1/2), IIF (Ring of the Moon) (-1/4)
12 Kiyoitsukikage: Multipower, 25-point reserve, (25 Active Points); all slots OAF (-1)
1u 1) Blade: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 2d6-1 (3d6 w/STR) (25 Active Points); OAF (-1) 2
1u 2) Flat: Hand-To-Hand Attack +5d6 (25 Active Points); OAF (-1), Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2) 2
3 Kabuto-no-Tsuki: Elemental Control, 10-point powers, (5 Active Points); all slots OIF (-1/2)
3 1) Heads-up Display: Increased Arc Of Perception (360 Degrees) with Sight Group (10 Active Points); OIF (-1/2)
5 2) House Hiuma Radio: High Range Radio Perception (Radio Group) (12 Active Points); OIF (-1/2)
3 3) Polarizing Faceplate: Sight Group Flash Defense (10 points) (10 Active Points); OIF (-1/2)
20 Evil Cannot Hide from the Light of the Moon: Detect Invisible or Hidden Things, People, or Creatures 13- (Sight Group), Discriminatory, Tracking
20 Kaguya-no-Kikyu: Armor (10 PD/10 ED) (30 Active Points); OIF (-1/2)
2 Kyoukasuigetsu: Additional sword (5 Active Points); OAF (-1) 1
5 Night Does Not Hide from the Moon: Nightvision
6 Perceptive: +2 PER with all Sense Groups
Cost Talents
9 Ambidexterity (no Off Hand penalty)
12 Combat Reflexes: Combat Luck (6 PD/6 ED)
3 Bump Of Direction
15 Combat Sense 13-
Cost Perquisites
3 Fringe Benefit: Local Police Powers, Passport
5 Money: Well Off
Cost Martial Arts
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Notes
Usagi-no-Tsuki Kenjutsu
Moon Beam through the Thick Wood 1/2 -1 +1 3d6 NND
Moon Illuminates the Vale 1/2 -2 +1 10 1/2d6 Strike
Moon through the Clouds 1/2 +2 +0 8 1/2d6 Strike
Moon's Reflection in the Pond var -1 -2 48 STR to Escape; Grab Two Limbs
Rabbit Beneath the Briars 1/2 -1 +1 Disarm; 43 STR to Disarm
Rabbit Bites Nose 1/2 +2 +0 Weapon +4DC Strike; Disable
Rabbit Ducks into Culvert 1/2 -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort
Rabbit Kicks Wolf into the Bushes 1/2 +0 +0 6 1/2d6 +v/5; Target Falls; FMove
Rabbit Leaps from the Bluff 1/2 +1 +0 6 1/2d6 +v/5; FMove
Rabbit Retraces Steps 1/2 +2 +2 Block, Abort
+2 HTH Damage Class(es)
Weapon Element (Default is Blades): Default Element, Empty Hand, Off Hand
Cost Skills
20 +2 Overall
15 +3 with HTH Combat
3 Acrobatics 14-
3 Climbing 14-
3 Concealment 13-
3 Demolitions 13-
Everyman Skills
AK: Osaka, Japan
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Computer Programming 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Japanese (idiomatic) (4 Active Points)
PS: Detective
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Custom Adder, Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
3 KS: Crime in Japan 13-
3 Language: Chinese (completely fluent)
3 PS: Haiku and Waka (and other Japanese Poetry) 13-
1 PS: Oriental Watercolor 8-
5 Rapid Attack (HTH)
Samurai Package
+1 with HTH Combat
Breakfall 14-
Defense Maneuver I-IV
Fast Draw 14-
KS: Japanese History 11-
KS: Kenjutsu 13-
KS: Mon (Japanese Heraldry) 13-
Martial Arts, Kenjutsu (Must Purchase 16 or More Points)
PS: Warrior 11-
Riding 14-
Social Limitation: Held to a Higher Standard
Social Limitation: Profession (Samurai)
Tactics 13-
2 SS: Astronomy 11-
3 Sleight Of Hand 14-
Street Detective Package (Cost: 3 Points)
Bugging 13-
Criminology 13-
Deduction 13-
Disguise 13-
Forensic Medicine 13-
Interrogation 12-
Knowledge Skill: Campaign City's Criminal Underground (INT Roll)
Lockpicking 14-
Monitored by Local Law Enforcement 14 or less
Security Systems 13-
Shadowing 13-
Social Limitation: Not Completely Trusted by the Public or the Police
Stealth 14-
Streetwise 12-
3 Tracking 13-
10 Two-Weapon Fighting (HTH)
175+ Disadvantages
20 Dependent NPC: Children (Kazeo and Toshiko) 8- (Incompetent; Group DNPC: x2 DNPCs)
10 Dependent NPC: Parents (Takeo and Mariko) 8- (Normal; Useful Noncombat Position or Skills; Group DNPC: x2 DNPCs)
5 Distinctive Features: Samurai Bearing (Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses; Not Distinctive In Some Cultures)
15 Hunted: Anyone Interested in Samurai 11- (Mo Pow, NCI, Watching)
30 Hunted: Rogues' Gallery (Fuchi-no-Kuroi, Gang of Five, Ichiban, Kinder der Zukunft, TITAN) 11- (Mo Pow, NCI, Harshly Punish, Custom Adder)
15 Psychological Limitation: Humble/Self-Effacing (Common, Strong)
15 Psychological Limitation: Loves Sunshine and their Two Children (Common, Strong)
15 Psychological Limitation: Must Help Children Who Are in Danger (Uncommon, Total)
15 Psychological Limitation: Will Not Murder (Common, Strong)
10 Psychological Limitation: Quiet And Withdrawn (Common, Moderate)
1 Quirk: Fated to Die in Combat on the Day before a Full Moon While Fighting Evil
1 Quirk: Likes to Look at the Moon
1 Quirk: Loves Fairy Tales, Especially Those with Morals
1 Quirk: Talks to Dead Ancestors
1 Quirk: Weary Warrior
15 Social Limitation: Married (Frequently, Major)
Moon Warrior | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 132 Base Points: 175
Powers Cost: 110 Disadvantages: 170
Talents Cost: 39 Total Experience: 90
Perks Cost: 8 Spent Experience: 90
Martial Arts Cost: 53 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 93 Total Points: 435
Background

He had always loved Ojichan. The old man was gruff, but there was something of a deep and sincere honesty about him. And there was also something else. And now, after the end of the funeral ceremony, Kaemon felt a large emptiness in his heart.

He excused himself from the family gathering and walked the dirt pathway through the garden over the stone bridge and past the miniature trees. The sky was mostly clear, the few clouds drifted slowly across the sky illuminated, as the rest of the city was at this late hour, by the light of the full moon.

Kaemon fondly remembered sitting in the garden at his grandfather's house, a chorus of crickets and the gurgle of the garden stream adding a pleasant background music to Ojichan's storytelling. And the stories were always the best, somehow, under the full moon. It seems at times as if Ojichan were there in the stories. Exciting stories of heroic warriors and their struggle against evil.

Kaemon sat down on the tuft of spiky grass next to the the large rock that touched the miniature shrine, the one that his grandfather had always sat upon. Although his grandfather was dead, he could still feel him there as if Ojichan were sitting on the rock once again.

"Ojichan," Kaemon said softly, "I will miss you dearly... But, do not worry and sleep in peace. I will grow up straight and sure like the warriors of the stories you have told. I don't know what profession I will undertake in my life, but be assured that I will do my best and I will help people."

"I have never doubted that, Kaemon-chan." The voice of Ojichan both startled and calmed the boy. That he now saw an image of his grandfather sitting on the rock and speaking to him somehow was not as disturbing as he might have thought. It was a ghost, but he was the ghost of his grandfather.

"Ji-chan!" Kaemon stood up.

"Kaemon-chan... Kaemon-sama," his grandfather spoke in a serious tone and bowed. "There has always been a Moon Warrior... and there has always been one Moon Warrior. The tales that I have told you about Usagi Tsuki and about our ancestors... they are all true. I was the last Moon Warrior. And with the final failure of my body, this responsibility falls to you, Kaemon.

"Tonight is a night of the full moon. While all nights of the moon are special, these are the most special. You will be able to speak with any of your ancestors." Ojichan gazed across the sky and Kaemon followed his gaze to the round face of the moon. One by one a host of men and women seemed to step out of the moon as if it were a doorway. Kaemon recognized many of them from the descriptions of his stories. As he watched this august assemblaged he heard his grandfather say, "There has always been a Moon Warrior... and there has always been one Moon Warrior. The tales that I have told you about Usagi Tsuki and about our ancestors... they are all true. I was the last Moon Warrior. And with the final failure of my body, this responsibility falls to you, Kaemon."

"After Kaguya-hime left the earth, she charged one of her servants, the warrior Usagi-no-Tsuki, with the task of finding a worthy man who protects the innocent and fights against evil. That man and his ancestors would take the role of Moon Warrior and would be given special powers to carry out his duties," said Taira Masakado, who led the people in revolt and reduced the power of the Emperor. "Your first responsibility is to fight against evil that comes in the form of man.

"You will gain new abilities, but these abilities will change as the moon itself changes. Your grandfather has also initiated your study of Usagi-no-Tsuki Kenjutsu, and all of us will continue to train you in that art. Also, you will find a well beneath this shrine wherein lays two swords, weapons to be used in your fight," Watanabe Tsuna, companion of Yorimitsu and fearless slayer of demons and ghosts, said, pointing to the miniature shrine in the garden next to the rock. "Your second responsibility is to fight against evil that comes in the form of monster.

Taira Tadanori, a man thought to exemplify that which is a samurai, stepped forward and added. "A warrior is not a warrior unless he is dutiful both in the martial way and the societal way. Your final responsibility is to exemplify the samurai as warrior, scholar, and artist.

Kaemon was at once awestruck, proud, and humbled. His own grandfather was the Moon Warrior, the dauntless hero of the Kansai. So, it was he who was the mysterious samurai who defeated numerous villains and monsters for nearly four decades. And his other ancestors were a veritable pantheon of Japan's most famous warriors. The young man could be nothing but humble before all of them. He bowed deeply and said, "Ojichan, and all you other worthies, I can do nothing less than strive to emulate all of you and bring further honor to this house."

Personality

Kaemon is a serious man with a serious task. But that is not to say that he is without humor. His humor is merely understated and always self-effacing he will never say anything that might disrepect a person unless that person is evil.

Quote

"No Evil will escape the light of the moon."

Powers

Moon Warrior is a martial artist accomplished in Usagi Tsuki-no-Kenjutsu, a rare form of swordsmanship taught to select individuals by mystic moon hare warriors, and bears a pair of Masamune swords, Kiyoitsukikage and Kyoukasuigetsu. The powers of the Moon Warrior change just as the phases of the moon do, but one thing remains constant, no evil can hide from him.

Appearance

Kaemon is holds himself upright, not out of pride but because he is a solemn warrior, alert and ready. He keeps his hair cut short in the modern way and generally has a goatee. When working as a private detective, he dresses in whatever clothes is appropriate to his task. At home, he prefers to wear a samurai kimono, gray and with no decoration but the Hiuma mon (a fiery horse's head in a circle) on his left breast and a crescent moon on his right shoulder. As Moon Warrior he wears samurai armor, which bears a white moon that matches the phase of the moon in the center of the chest and back, and two katana. His helmet looks as if it were from the Sengoku era, but is a high tech headware designed by Doctor Boom.