Yokai

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Yokai
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Not a Black Mage
Mystic Adept spellslinger and summoner. Semi-face. Anti-mage. Psychic investigator
Player Dusk
Metatype Ork (Oni)
Awakened/Mundane Mystic Adept
Tradition Shinto (Will + Cha)
Street Cred 17
Notoriety 0
Public Awareness 0
Titles and Awards Demon Slayer
Personal Life Married to Yuki Sagara
Comments on ShadowHavenProfile "" ~ Sysop
Folder Career Folder

Out of Character Information

Summary

Basic Info

  • He's a filthy mysad. Need I say anything more?
  • Former Traditional Black Mage. Currently, Shinto.

Appearance and Style

  • Meat: Yokai is a tall Oni, with red skin, yellow eyes, prominent tusks and horns. He styles his hair in a back-brushed manner and has a bad habit of chewing on toothpicks. He likes to wear a white suit and armored coat. His body is almost always covered in a faint green ethereal samurai armor, the mask of the Dragonslayer.
  • Astral form: Etherial samurai armor superimposed on Yokai.
  • Matrix persona: Devil head.
  • Styles and symbols known for: He's a walking symbol of distinctive style.

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Background

Backstory

An ill omen: Jubei was born to human parents. His parents were wagelsaves at a small commlink assembly plant. When an oni was born to the family they were exiled to Yomi island, only allowed back in when the Island prison was shut down. Jubei's father lost his job and took his son's birth as a sign of ill omen even suspecting his wife of infidelity. When Jubei manifested magic, his family never took it as a sign of good luck but as further ill omens. Jubei's father expected him to live a clean life, by applying to white collared wage-mage jobs in various japanocorps. Unfortunately he was turned down at every job interview, not because of his lack of skills but simply because of his looks and his haughty attitude. Like many of the hot blooded, unemployed youth (especially one with the rare gift of magic) Jubei found himself in a gang and eventually into the Yakuza, who were impressed with his magical prowess and allowed him into their circle...as a lowly thug.

Jubei served the Yakuza for sometime, learning and developing his magical skills to serve himself and only himself. He was drawn to a wandering black mage who forged his magic on the anvil of the philosophy "self above all else". Things went alright, despite the seething anger of his father, until a job against went south. It was supposed to be an easy recovery job. He was tasked by boss Tanaka to steal some goods from Ares shipping containers at the dock. Intel was solid, that Renraku had some good stuff there. Jubei managed to infiltrate the docks with two other friends, but the containers were empty and guess what they weren't Ares, they were an MCT subsidiary. To make matters worse, the dock site was also a secret black site. Alarms were going off all over the place. As he managed to make it out of the compound, he noticed his SIN has been locked and MCT has a bad, bad reputation of going against people that cross them, especially if its one of their own Yaks who double crossed. Jubei was sitting ducks out in the open for them to find him. To make matters worse, the Yaks don't take kindly to this "betrayal". At best its a finger, at worst its your head. In this case, unfortunately for Jubei, it was the latter. The Yaks spent no time to excommunicate him. MCT was hot on his tail and the Yaks would rather see him commit seppuku. He had to pull in all sources and all favors owed to burn in SIN and flee Japan before MCT could trace him.

Jubei took asylum in Seattle, until he can sort the mess back home. For all he knows his family thinks he's dead. However, with time rumors reached his ears that the botched job was planned and it was rigged to fail from the beginning. Whether or not these rumors are true and he had been set up is yet to be found out. Thankfully, the yaks have a strong presence in Seattle and he can get a head start on this from where he is. It could be a legit fuck up, but Jubei has had his suspicions. Thing is Jubei was dating Yuki, Tanaka's daughter for sometime. Whats the problem? Tanaka and his daughter are human and the Japanese aren't the most metahuman friendly especially to red skinned, horned oni with magical powers that can undermine your mundane authority. But a man's gotta eat and he'll have to earn the money through shadowrunning. The process isnt wholly unknown to him, he'll just be more of a freelancer than tied to a syndicate. Speaking of syndicates Jubei feels a whole lot less warmer about the Yaks now than he did back then. He just cannot trust a syndicate who are known to screw over metahumans on a regular basis and if the rumors are true, screwed over Jubei big time. Yokai is quite the selfish asshole and dabbles in forbidden magic. Instead of picking up Shinto values that most of Japanese mages do, he sought out a witch and practising magic that benefits himself above all. He never really has cared for anyone in his life except himself. For in a world of cutthroats, why should he be a saint? This is why its a mystery, even to himself why, despite his many wrong life choices, the "Slayer of Dragons" chose to guide him over the seas to safety. Why he chooses to appear as a great samurai and aid in his criminal acts. Perhaps, there is honor among thieves...Perhaps, there is more to Jubei's destiny....

To hell and back: Always wanting to get more powerful, Yokai chose the path of black magic early in his life. Taking the metaphorical shortcut to power. Yokai once made a deal with a demon. The demon had tasked him with snaring people into contracts, in which their very soul would become enslaved to the demon. Thus, Yokai became an agent of demonic forces, much to the displeasure of the voice of reason, his mentor, Dragonslayer. Little, did Yokai know that in doing so he himself had sold his soul. In exchange for heightened understanding of magic, his flesh was branded by a mystical mark of the demon. Eventually, he realized what deep drek he is in, and then the demon's emissary arrived for the 3rd time to command Yokai for more tasks, Draginslayer intervened and cleaved the demon in two. Its mangled corpse opened a portal to its master's realm, a hellish, dark swamp realm. Yokai, under the guidance of Dragonslayer made his way to an ominous temple, battles hordes of demons along the way, finally ending in a massive battle between him and the Master's three high priests. In the end Yokai was victorious, barely alive and standing, but victorious. At the altar, he destroyed the phylactery that bound his flesh and soul to this demonic realm. His brand faded away. Yokai had apparently redeemed his soul, or has he. The Master will not be pleased and he may have made an enemy more powerful than he can comprehend.

Homecoming: Yokai wakes up at night to the sound of thunder. Yuki is sleeping beside him, the neon lights of the cheap motel flicker as the events of the past couple of days flash by. He came back to Kyoto at the behest of Fuyu, friend of Yuki. After such a long time away fro Kyoto, home was more alien than Seattle, as he was reminded of his color of skin, every hour of every day. He returns home to see his funeral picture hanging from the wall, his father's arm replaced by cyber and his mother using a walking stick. The yakuza are a cruel people...

He goes to Fuyu's apartment, only to step inside a cold apartment and witness the eviscerated corpse of Fufu, clutching onto a Shinto scroll, her gruesome killer, feasting on her flesh. It was a banshee adept, easily vanquished. But no, there is something more, something darker. SHEDIM!!! The puzzle pieces fit together and lead Yokai to and old place, buried deep in his memory, a shrine now corrupted. The master shedim and his servants await him as the Yakuza fight them in vain. Yokai takes no sides, especially when they maimed his parents...should'nt have touched his family. Yokai was in the foulest of moods and all you crossed him......turned to ash.

The woods catch fire as a bleeding Yokai fights the arrogant Master. Arrogance can lead to slip ups and a Black age knows when to capitalize on them. The shedim's spirit form and flesh form all turned to dust as a 9m radius of electrical blast sears the forest. Screams echo in the distance from the shrine. People, strung up as sacrifice to the shedim. No more, Yokai will set them free and rescue Yuki, his one true love....Back in bed, his ears ring with his water spirit's words "Her body belongs to someone else now. Lover or not, he will keep an eye on her." But for now he cherishes her warmth. He will stay in Kyoto for the next one month. He has unfinished business here...the Yakuza, Boss Tanaka...they will pay in blood, buckets of blood.

A dragon with a deal: Eventually Yokai dealt with Boss Iwamoto Tanaka, crippling him but letting him live. That was a mistake. He woke up one day to a blazing inferno, in the coffin motel he was living in and Yuki was nowhere to be found. After escaping the burning motel he was approached by a nameless oni from the Naheka-gumi who gave him an offer he could not refuse. Kill Tanaka and save his wife, the Naheka will take over the operations and Yokai will be brought back into the fold of the Yakuza. Thus began his final fight against Boss Tanaka who has been transformed by HMHVV into a Nosferatu demon with backing from the Shedim. The highrise tower shook as Yokai finally slew the grotesque monster, managing to save the life of his fiancee. Together they went off to the Kingdom of Hawaii where they married and now serve the Dragon Naheka. He was Yakuza once again. Thus Yokai bid farewell to Seattle...for now.

Rebirth: "Serve only your own desires. Fuel your ambitions with the suffering of others. There is no we, there is only I. These were the tenets of my beliefs, the paradigm that powered my magic powers. I was...an angry and selfish man. I abandoned my parents and I abandoned the woman I loved. But sometimes life shows you the error of your ways in such a way that it shakes you to your very foundations. I have seen the face of terrible evil, demons that feed on greed and demons that feed on souls and I had fought them, initially only to gain power, then for revenge and then...it became almost my duty, to do what I can to guard this fragile realm, to follow the dragonslayer's path. I will slay the coiling serpents of evil in my heart and cleanse my soul. I will become a better person. Black Magic claims only to serve your body, but I can see now, if the soul is strong enough, the body no matter how frail, can be reborn, day after day." Yokai's vision ends with the image of a dead bonsai tree, bathed in light and coming to life. It resides in the same Shinto temple, that his wedding took place

Significant Qualities and Traits

  • Master Mage: Magician's way, Focused concentration 6, Spell jammer.
  • Professional Demon Hunter: Revenant adept, Mentor spirit (Dragonslayer), Jack of all trades, Perfect time, Witness my hate.
  • Devilish Looks: Distinctive style, Striking skin pigmentation, Too pretty to hit.
  • Born of Human Parents: Human lifespan, SINner (national).
  • City Boye: Allergy (Uncommon, Mild): Pollen, Creature of Comfort (Middle), Trust Fund 3.
  • Dealt with a Dragon: Made man (Yakuza: Naheka-Rengo).

Goals

Achieved!

Notable Possessions

  • Evil Eye: Enchanted steel pendant displaying a pentagram with a gemstone in the center, resembling a lizard's eye. Worn with a synth-leather cord. Worn around the neck. (Force 4 Power Focus)
  • Harmony: A steel infused platinum ring with the Yin and Yang etched upon it. Its suppossed to signify marital harmony as well as equilibrium between mana and entropy. It was a wedding gift to Yokai from his wife Yuki. (Force 6 Centering Focus)

Companions

The Inugami: Astral dogs drawn to Yokai. These kami usually comes when called, helping Yokai out with whatever he needs (usually killing stuff) and then prances back into the astral. Its hard to explain why every single spirit (regardless of the type) that Yokai summons takes the form of some kind of demon dog, but their fearsome appearance and loyalty definitely helps with his reputation.

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Senor Chimichanga: "Chimi" is a hellhound that Yokai rescued from an illegal fighting arena where exotic animals are forced to fight to their deaths while people gamble on them. Chimi lives with Yokai.

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Shogun: Shogun is the ally spirit of Yokai. Adorned in traditional samurai armor, carrying a katana, The obsidian samurai, looks like a bodyguard of Yokai.

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Run History

Affiliations

  • Shategashira (Lieutenant): Yakuza (Naheka-Gumi)
  • Former Special investigator: District Attorney's office, Seattle (Brackhaven case)

Contacts

Name Connection Loyalty
King Midas 6 4
Hideo Masamune 6 3
Clyde 2 2
Juniper Jones 2 2
Jaelisha 2 3
Dana Oaks 5 2

In Character Information

Faction Rep

  • Shotzumi gumi: -200
  • Enduring Resitance: +5
  • Anarchist Black Cross: +4
  • Tattered Black Flag: +3
  • Gianelli family: +1
  • Arch-conservative party: -15
  • Democratic party: +5
  • Republican party: +5
  • Technocratic: +5
  • New Century Party: +5

Symbols and Signatures

Matrix Search Table

1 hit: Some anime protagonist.

2 hits: KE reports of high force spells cast near certain areas of Seattle where Yokai has engaged in combat.

3 hits: The fact that Yokai took an award from the Seattle govt (not physically present, used the name of his R6 SIN). for exposing corruption within the Arch conservative party when Brackhaven was governor of Seattle.

4 hits: Hazy videos of a masked Yokai slinging spells and fighting against Shotozumi thugs.

Shadow Community Table

1 hit: A powerful mystic adept. He's known as the Demon Hunter who has slain numerous demonic spirits, bugs, infected and even shedim masters.

2 hits: He used to hold a massive beef with the Yakuza, especially the Shotozumi rengo. He was exiled from the Watada rengo for a time but is now back into their fold and actively works for them.

3 hits: He was one of the shadowrunners that was responsible for the big blacksite expose of Kenneth Brackhaven as well as exposing him for the attempt to assassinate the District attorney, Dana Oaks. He was an authorized special investigator in the case, working for the District attorney's office.

4 hits: Killed the Oyabun of the Tanaka gumi, Iwamoto Tanaka. It is rumored to be an inside job so the gumi may be absorbed into other gumis within the Watada rengo. Yokai is married to Iwamoto's daughter, Yuki.

5 hits: Yokai is a lieutenant of the Naheka-rengo of Hawaii.

SINs

  • Jubei Sagara; National SIN (UCAS)
  • Donnie Goto; Rating 6 Fake SIN (Special investigator. District Attorney's office. Seattle, UCAS)
  • Jake Shimada; Rating 5 Fake SIN (Kingdom of Hawaii)

Media Mentions

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