Yokai (Dusk)

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Yokai [RETIRED]
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The devil of ork underground
Combat mage, Semi-face, Psychic investigator, Yakuza pillar
Shategashira (Naheka rengo). Honolulu, KoHawaii
Player User:Dusk
Metatype Ork (Oni)
Awakened/Mundane Mystic Adept
Tradition Shinto (Will + Cha)
Street Cred 30
Notoriety 0
Public Awareness 0
Titles and Awards Demon Slayer
Personal Life Married to Yuki Sagara
D.O.B. July 27th, 2054
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Out of Character Information

This character is now a contact. They can be found on Yokai (Contact)

Summary

Basic Info

  • He's a filthy mysad. Need I say anything more?

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.

Background

Backstory

An ill Omen: Jubei was born to human parents in JIS. When an oni was born to the family they were exiled to Yomi island. With great effort they were able to smuggle themselves out of Yomi Island and into Seattle. Jubei's father lost everything and to make ends meet worked a small business indebted to the Yakuza (Shotozumi Rengo). He 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 and to much of his woe, joined up with the Kenran-Kai of the Shotozumi Rengo.

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". Jubei was brash and despite being a lowly metahuman in the eyes of the Yakuza, dared to date Yuki, the human daughter of Boss Tanaka of the Shotozumi. When Tanaka's anger crossed all limits, he arranged for a faux job to get Jubei killed while spreading rumors that he had betrayed his oath to the Yakuza. Jubei was forced to go underground and when he tried to reach out Yuki, she had disappeared, nowhere to be found. Scared of his betrayal, even his parents left Seattle and went back to Japan.

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 practicing 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, Dragonslayer 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. He later found out that he was on the verge of selling his soul to a Master Shedim who planned on turning him into a Shedim shaman. Unknown to Yokai, the Master now plots against him. It was at that moment that Yokai's greatest nemesis was decided: The Shedim!

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, a friend of Yuki who claimed that Yuki was sent to JIS after Yokai was framed to keep her away from him. He even managed to track down his parents just 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...shouldn't 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 dreaded "Master", a F14 Master Shedim. Arrogance can lead to slip ups and a Black mage knows when to capitalize on them. The shedim's spirit form and flesh form all turned to dust as a blast of mana 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.

A Dragon with a Deal: Yokai took Yuki and went back to Seattle to deal with Boss Iwamoto Tanaka for his atrocities. Yokai crippled him but let him live as a reminder of how he ordered Yokai's parents to be crippled. Yet the story was not over. He woke up one day to a blazing inferno, in the home he was living in with 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 killed and taken over the Master Shedim, Yokai's nemesis. The high rise 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.

Hero of Ork Underground: Having mostly resigned from the shadows, Yokai returns one more time to save the ork underground from a bug crisis. A bug hive being spotted by a fellow oni and shadowrunner Nora Inu. Him and her banded together gathering support from the Skraacha, Sons of Sauron, Trog runners, Ex-firewatch and even Outcast infected living in the under-underbelly of the OU. Even a fellow elven runner, Witchblade joined in on the action. A massive militia war was raged against the bugs and broadcasted through hacked channels to show that the residents of OU can hold their own. They don't need the help of a AAA corp nor Neo-PD. Other shadowrunner residents of OU like Cyber Knight fought in the battle as well. As the bug queen lay dead. Two onis, a marginalized metavariant from another nation, saved the day. Seeing that the OU has found a new devil to watch over it, the Devil or Ork Underground resigned from spotlight once more, returning back to his wife and life as a Naheka-rengo pillar doing his cross border operations from KoHawaii to Seattle.

Significant Qualities

  • Combat Mage: Arcane Bodyguard, Focused Concentration 6, Magician's Way, Mystic Adept, Practice Practice Practice (Spellcasting), Tough as Nails (Physical 3, Stun 1) Witness My Hate, Quick Healer.
  • Dragonslayer's Chosen: Astral Beacon, Mentor Spirit (Dragonslayer), Mentor's Mask (lightly glowing ethereal/intangible samurai armor covering his body).
  • No Cyber only Drugs: Drug Tolerant, Ware Intolerance.
  • The Devil of Ork Underground: Striking Skin Pigmentation, Too Pretty to Hit, Local Fame (Ork Underground)
  • Yakuza vs Yakuza: Made Man (Yakuza: Naheka-rengo, Naheka-gumi) [Shategashira: 3rd in command], Vendetta (Yakuza: Shotozumi Gumi).
  • Too Many Vices, Not Enough Virtues: Creature of Comfort (Middle), Did You Just Call Me Dumb?, Perfect Time.

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

Inugami: Ally spirit of Yokai. A handsome looking shiba-inu in samurai armor.

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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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Goals

Achieved!

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Whispers In The DarkTekomandorDance Around The Fire That We Once Believed - The Ex-Firewatch Story17 February 2080
Streetlight Manifesto - The Three of Us (Part 2)DrBurstAftermath - The Ex-Neonet Story16 December 2079
Streetlight Manifesto - Watch It Crash (Part 2)DrBurstAftermath - The Ex-Neonet Story17 November 2079
19 November 2079
Anime Crime Division (Part 1)DrBurst13 September 2079
The Cab - Angel With A ShotgunDrBurstDance Around The Fire That We Once Believed - The Ex-Firewatch Story29 July 2079
Yokai's Initiation 1ryncewynde888 May 2079
Yokai's Initiation 2ryncewynde888 May 2079
Which Witch Wishes Witches Well (Part 2)ryncewynde888 January 2079
Yokai's Initiation 4SadSuspenders21 December 2078
Ace HorizonSCKoNi13 December 2078
Doggo RunSilithDark10 December 2078
Backup5am0n18 November 2078
Yokai's Initiation 3ryncewynde888 November 2078
Rise Against - Zero VisibilityDrBurst14 October 2078
The Most Dangerous GameSadSuspenders8 October 2078
Ganger baisedRidlez2 October 2078
A Demo to Die Fortekomandor23 September 2078
Ey, manryncewynde8823 September 2078
My Ears are Ringing With a Soundtekomandor11 September 2078
Last One Out Hit The LightsKanehorus2 September 2078
I've Come Here From Nowheretekomandor26 August 2078

Affiliations

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

Contacts

Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Warboss 6 1 Fixer Fixer WAAAGH!, Moar Dakka!, Half Machine, All Trog, Gang Boss, Lok'tar Ogar, Crime Lord, Smuggler Even
Anything Andy 6 1 Generalist Generalist Smuggler, Black Market Rumors, Trog-Net, Bootleg Electronics, Bootleg Cyberware, Bootleg Weapons, Bootleg Armor Even
Hideo Masamune 6 2 Custom(G,K,N,A) Talismonger Enchanter, Talismonger, Arcane Blacksmith, Moshi Moshi, Sushi Chef, Guardian Of Horrible Secrets, Tattoo Artist Even
Jean Jacques Pierre 5 1 Gear Tailor Paris Fashion Week, Indebted To The Mafia, Customized Tailoring, Tacticool Tailoring, Armorsmith, Legitimate Businessman Even
Alias 5 1 Gear SIN Forger SIN Forger, Police Contacts, Disguise Enthusiast, Hacker, Infiltrator, College Educated Even
In4motion 2 1 Legwork Legwork Conspiracy Theorist, Investigative Journalist, Hacker Even
Jaelisha 2 4 Custom(G,A,K,N) Animal Trainer Veterinarian, Animal Breeder, Paracritters Even
Dana Oaks Contact Not Found. Please create contact using Template:Contact. 3 You may also see User:Free Sprite for bot instructions. Even


Organizations

Contact Position Connection Faction Rep Archetype Health Location
Naheka-Rengo Shategashira 3 16 Yakuza Alliance Maintaining Hawaii, Philippines, Australia

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 character.

2 hits: Registered mystic adept.

3 hits: Registered as an award winning special investigator in the Kenneth Brackhaven case, office of the District Attorney of Seattle.

Shadow Community Table

1 hit: Retired runner, formerly associated with ShadowHaven. Now holds a senior position in the Naheka-rengo yakuza.

2 hits: Got awarded a medal in a private ceremony for helping expose and bring down former governor Kenneth Brackhaven for extreme corruption while in office and severe racially motivated crimes against metahumans.

3 hits: Saved the Ork Underground from a bug invasion.

4 hits: Has a serious beef with the Shotozumi-gumi.

5 hits: Currently employed by a dragon.

SINs

  • Daisuke "Danny" Matsumoto; Rating 6 Fake SIN (Special investigator. District Attorney's office. Seattle, UCAS)
  • Jake Shimada; Rating 6 Fake SIN (Kingdom of Hawaii)

Media Mentions

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