Who's Who in Toshi Ranbo (NPCs only)   Posted by Kaze no Kage.Group: 0
Kaze no Kage
 GM, 778 posts
Fri 8 Oct 2010
at 16:26
Who's Who in Toshi Ranbo (NPCs only)
EDIT:  Many apologies to PCs who did not get listed.  This is now a list of NPCs for everyone's sanity.  If your name isn't on here, it means that you are a PC and, therefore, much more easily remembered.  If your name was not on the first version of this list, it's because I copy and pasted and did not take the time to ensure that I'd gotten everyone (or updated it from 17 months ago), my apologies.

Thank you Kedo for compiling a list of many of the characters ^_^

Players, please feel free to post updates, additions, and edits to this list as you see fit.  Put secret information in PM.

NPC's

Imperial
Miya Shiko          Courtier attacked by 'bandits' going to Toshi Ranbo. Bandits killed by faceless 'ninja' men.
Takuan              Imperial Chancellor

Lion
Ikoma Kuromaru      Border-post Bushi on the road to Toshi Ranbo
Kitsu Arimi         The reprobate who took Asahina Miki's scrolls in Shiro Sana Kakita, not Tsutomu

Crab
Kaiu Kuromori       A disgraced weaponsmith with a daughter. Now Daidoji Kuromori

Crane
Doji Kasurugi       Daimyo of Toshi Ranbo. The buck stops here.
Kakita Tsutomu      A sensei who has been a ronin, a friend of Kedo's through Kitsuki Moritomo.
Kakita Asakura      Serves Doji Kusanagi, took Tsutomu into service after Kitsuki Moritomo cleared his name. Ex-commander of southern Kaisha.
Daidoji Tomo        The daughter of the disgraced weaponsmith, Kaiu Kuromori and student of Kakita Tsutomi
Daidoji Kuromori    Weaponsmith once of the Kaiu family, still has a daughter.
Doji Kuwanan        The Crane Champion. Not 'a' champion, The Champion. He was in the prelude.
Doji Igarashi       The subject of some sort of Scorpion marriage alliance proposal with Shosuro Shinobu.
Kakita Yoshi        Imperial Advisor

Dragon
Kitsuki Moritomo    The magistrate for whom a man who would one day be Kedo once worked.

Scorpion
Bayushi Tenma       The big Scorpion in town - gave Kedo leave to 'always' speak in his presence.
Shosuro Shinobu     Lady with a limp, tertiary aide to Bayushi Tenma. Beautiful, courtier. Kitsuki-trained.

Mantis
Tsuruchi Hidemoto   Middle-aged man with a walking stick, an aide to Yoritomo Akuto in Toshi Ranbo.
Yoritomo Akuto      A big bluff fellow

This message was last edited by the GM at 04:04, Thu 24 Nov 2011.

Kedo
 player, 364 posts
 Would you stand
 upon the mountain?
Sun 31 Oct 2010
at 17:49
Re: Who's Who in Toshi Ranbo (NPCs only)

 I've had a quiet weekend recovering from the discovery that while Absinthe (1/4) to Jaegermeister (3/4) works very well if chilled thankyou very much, it should not be swilled from wine glasses even if that's all that's left on the table.
 So here's the latest update to the list - I'm nearly done with it!

 Edit: Correct as far as the last post!


PC's

Active
Bayushi Kenji        Wears a Daisho, a little blade-happy. Warned Sakura of the harrier assassins.
Bayushi Kenshin      Arrived as Satoru was investigating the murdered Crane servants. Crane-fostered during Hantei's reign, Kakita-trained.
Bayushi Takashi      A Scorpion duellist. Victim of a permenant injury that leaves him only able to refer to himself in the third person.
Daidoji Kumi         Daidoji Sakura's latest yojimbo, a dark-haired and dangerous young lady with one hell of an act to follow.
Daidoji Sakura       Shifty shugenja with secrets who may know something of Shosuro Kasumi.
Daidoji Sayuri       An Asahina-trained Shugenja courtier who knows little of Harriers.
Doji Kanisai         A tall, battered Bushi involved in military planning. Good with sieges. Now Doji Kasarugi's yojimbo.
Doji Toyozo          A bushi with an excellent line in flannel.
Hida Zenko           A daidoji-trained bushi who was, for some reason assigned as Kedos yojimbo.
Idun                 Ronin yojimbo of Moshi Reiko, skilled with blade and war fan.
Kakita Ichiro        Kakita-trained bushi child assigned to guard Moto Gyatso.
Lin Ru-Fang          Reported to Miya Shiko. Provides military equipment with silver-tongued eloquence. Recommended by Yasuki, Yoritomo, Daidoji & Kasuga. 'From the East'.
Michio               A monk of Osano-Wo.
Miya Momoko          A crane-raised, Kakita-trained lady hostage of no great height. Betrothed to Daidoji Yoshida.
Moto Gyatso          Nondescript shugenja here to meet with the Crane. Prevented Kasarugi's attempted assassination.
Moshi Reiko          A Mantis shugenja who is no friend of the Lion. Trained at a temple of Osano-wo and specialised with fire.
Satoru               A monk with one and a half arms. An advisor to the lords of the city. Prevented Kasarugi's attempted assassination.
Shosuro Kagehisa     A one-legged and mercantile supply coordinator assigned to Bayushi Gong-Xue.
Tsuruchi Sumi        A Scorpion seeming courtier and something of an archer, perhaps.
Yoritomo Yukiko      A Mantis bushi here as a prospective bride. Intended to be Tsuruchi Shikimoto's lieutenant.

Defunct
Asako Suleiman       Golden-eyed Phoenix loremaster who helped in the aftermath of Kasarugi's assassination. He Knows of the Shadow.
Asahina Jiro         Student of the Monkey Bushi school.
Daidoji Kumi         A part-time courtier and scout, a specialist in urban warfare. Now Doji Kasarugi's yojimbo.
Daidoji Sachi
Daidoji Tsukiko      Some sort of snobby courtier
Daidoji Yoshiko      Sakuras original samurai-ko yojimbo.
Doji Akibieden       Gunso of the armies of Toshi Ranbo, veteran of the Clan Wars. Chui of the southern Kaisha (involved in city defence).
Doji Banteki         The poor, hen-pecked husband of Doji Keiyoko who dwelt in the Crab lands until recently.
Doji Minako          An Asako-trained courtier-librarian wearing Crane colours and a Mon of Phoenix and Crane together.
Doji Sotan           A monk who spent time with the Dragon and even earned a tattoo.
Kakita Aki           Androgynous bushi.
Kakita Ukyo          Sickly master swordsman
Kakita Zenko         A swordsman with no particular skill in leading or assessing others.
Kitsuki Toshirou     A magistrate who has spent much of his life guarding the Shibichi range.
Musashi              Monk of Osano-wo
Seppun Masashi       A quiet fellow who gives occasional military advice in the form of fortune-cookie quotes.
Soshi Manami         A quiet woman handling a request of Daidoji Kumi's.
Tsuruchi Hidemoto    A quiet man

NPC's

Crab
Kaiu Kuromori        A disgraced weaponsmith whose steel corrupted at the cost of fifty men. Now Daidoji Kuromori.
Yasuki Daisetsu      Someone who sought advice of Doji Banteki & Doji Kanisai regarding troops under his command.

Crane
Akira                Mitsumoto's son. A small boy protected by Kitsuki Fuji. Carried messages for Heikichi, saw Daidoji Ryu leave Daidoji Kusanagi's rooms covered in blood.
Asahina Makuro       Diminutive shugenja who cleansed the bathouse, then Kedo after the unfortunate ninja incident. Fussy and casual about others personal space.
Daidoji Kanna        Yojimbo of Doji Kasarugi. Mimiced in the assassination attempt.
Daidoji Kuromori     Weaponsmith once of the Kaiu family, parent of Daidoji Tomoe and Daidoji Yukito.
Daidoji Macchi       Yojimbo of Doji Kasarugi. Mimiced in the assassination attempt.
Daidoji Mari         Yojimbo of Doji Kasarugi. Mimiced in the assassination attempt.
Daidoji Ren          A Crane officer who was only a lieutenant when we arrived. Recently promoted as a result of the ahhh, excitement.
Daidoji Ryu          A Crane officer seen when Doji Kusanagi's death was announced. Shireikan (general) of Toshi Ranbo. Present for Kedos Epiphany. Seemed to distract guards on bathouse assassin. Has ventured forth from the walls after a conversation with Kedo.
Daidoji Shihomori    Mother of Daidoji Yukito and Daidoji Tomoe.
Daidoji Suou         A student of Daidoji Tomoe.
Daidoji Tokagero     A Crane officer seen when Doji Kusanagi's death was announced. Sneered at Soshi Manami. Present for Kedos Epiphany. Seemed to strangle bathouse assassin. Now gone with Daidoji Ryu.
Daidoji Tomoe        The daughter of the disgraced weaponsmith, Kaiu Kuromori and student of Kakita Tsutomi. Wields a naginata by choice.
Daidoji Yoshida      A Crane duellist who apparently killed Bayushi Nokowara. Betrothed to Myia Momoko.
Daidoji Yukito       The son of the disgraced weaponsmith, Kaiu Kuromori and Daidoji Shihomori. Daidoji trained student of Daidoji Keiko. Wields a naginata by choice. Best paired with Kakita Ginta.
Doji Banteki         Former Crab with wall experience, apparently.
Doji Igarashi        The subject of some sort of Scorpion marriage alliance proposal with Shosuro Shinobu.
Doji Kanisai         Former Crab with wall experience, apparently.
Doji Keiyoko         Wife of Doji Banteki, who petitioned Doji Kasarugi to permit a silk caravan to Unicorn lands.
Doji Kasurugi        Daimyo of Toshi Ranbo. The buck stops here.
Doji Kusanagi        A man who inspects wall defences, only officer survivor of last Crane assault on Toshi Ranbo, Murdered.
Doji Kuwanan         The Crane Champion. Not 'a' champion, The Champion. He was in the prelude.
Doji Meiko           Parent of Doji Shinichi.
Doji Namura          Parent of Doji Shinichi and teacher of Kakita Ginta.
Doji Shinichi        A friend of the students of Daidoji Tomoe who is the most level headed of the group and who favours Miromotos style. Son of Doji Namura and Doji Meiko. Student of Mirumoto Echizen.
Kakita Arimi         Parent of Kakita Ginta.
Kakita Asakura       Serves Doji Kusanagi, took Tsutomu into service after Kitsuki Moritomo cleared his name. Ex-commander of southern Kaisha.
Kakita Ginta         Kakita-trained student of Daidoji Tomoe who thinks precious little of Kedo. Naturally aggressive. Works best with Daidoji Yukito. Son of Kakita Suou and Kakita Arimi.
Kakita Kuriko        Bathouse gossip whose sisters husband cousin heard from the brother of the governors wifes uncles mother in law that the Emperor won't be visiting this year.
Kakita Maru          A beautiful older woman, a smith of considerable fame, whose blades are the keenest of Toshi Ranbo. Somewhat surprised by Kedo.
Kakita Matsumoto     An indifferently talented apprentice of Kakita Maru.
Kakita Rokutunda     A student of Kakita Tsutomu and companion of Daidoji Tomoe.
Kakita Suou          Parent of Kakita Ginta.
Kakita Tsutomu       A sensei who has been a ronin, a friend of Kedo's through Kitsuki Moritomo. Now Doji Kasarugi's yojimbo.
Koiichi              Servant who usually served Kusanugi, missing 'visiting family'. Murdered with family in home.
Shinichi             Servant who usually served Kusanugi, missing 'visiting family'. Murdered with family in home.
Takakura             Servant who found Kusanugi's body. Replacements for Kooichi and Shinichi who are 'visiting family'.
Tsuruno              Servant who found Kusanugi's body. Replacements for Kooichi and Shinichi who are 'visiting family'.

Dragon
Kitsuki Fuji         Dragon representative in Toshi Ranbo. Attacked by Daidoji while bringing Akira to Doji Sotan.
Kitsuki Moritomo     The magistrate for whom a man who would one day be Kedo once worked.
Kitsuki Ryoma        Aide to Kitsuki Fuji. Noted for his honesty.
Mirumoto Echizen     Sensei of Doji Shinichi.
Mirumoto Yamada      Yojimbo to Kitsuki Fuji. Irritated by ambushes. Monosyllabolic.

Hare
Usagi Tsuki          A young lady sub-functionary in the Hare clan chambers of Toshi Ranbo.

Imperial
Miharo ?             Miya Shiko's guard, who saw Kedo spar with Kakita Tsutomu and treated him politely.
Miya Shiko           Courtier attacked by 'bandits' going to Toshi Ranbo. Bandits killed by faceless 'ninja' men.
Otomo Hatsumoro      A friend of the Lion in the Imperial Court. Corresponded with Matsu Ketsui.
Otomo Miki           Someone who knows Bayushi Shinobu well, and has authority.

Lion
Ikoma Genma          Aged but still vigorous lieutenant governor of the Lion city of Nikatoshi.
Ikoma Kuromaru       Border-post Bushi on the road to Toshi Ranbo.
Ikoma Mitsumoto      An uncommonly patient correspondant.
Kitsu Arimi          The reprobate who took Asahina Miki's scrolls in Shiro Sana Kakita, not Tsutomu.
Matsu Akutori        A writer of letters.
Matsu Ketsui         A correspondant with Otomo Hatsumoro.

Mantis
Tsuruchi Hidemoto    Middle-aged man with a walking stick, an aide to Yoritomo Akuto in Toshi Ranbo.
Tsuruchi Michiru     Wasp adjunct to the Mantis contingent in Toshi Ranbo. A fearsome bowwoman.
Tsuruchi Shikimoto   Veteran officer of the battle of Mitsu Otoko Rengo Heigen. Experienced with siege warfare.
Yoritomo Akuto       A big bluff fellow with considerable authority.
Yoritomo Arimi       A Mantis officer with good strategic sense, noted for her ill temper.

Other
Ninube Tamago        A tall, dark stranger with a sense of humour.

Scorpion
Bayushi Gong-Xue     A scorpion officer to whom Daidoji Sakura is assigned as liason.
Bayushi Nokowara     A scorpion swordsman apparently killed by Daidoji Yoshida in a duel. Linked to Miya Momoko.
Bayushi Shinobu      The Seppun Shugenja wife of Bayushi Kenshin.
Bayushi Tenma        The big Scorpion in town - gave Kedo leave to 'always' speak in his presence.
Shosuro Rei          A pleasant and... well informed... young lady.
Shosuro Shinobu      Lady with a limp, tertiary aide to Bayushi Tenma. Beautiful, courtier. Kitsuki-trained.

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Suzume Kirika        A young lady sub-functionary in the Sparrow clan chambers of Toshi Ranbo.

<b>Unicorn

Shinjo Fudoki        Moto Gyatso's diplomatic superior at the Unicorn enclave.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:19, Sat 06 Nov 2010.

Kaze no Kage
 GM, 1188 posts
Thu 19 Dec 2013
at 18:09
Re: Who's Who in Toshi Ranbo (NPCs only)
Volume 2 NPCs - these are the NPCs who have appeared in Volume 2 and are likely to reappear (either because they are involved in the tournament or they have ongoing plot lines that involve the PCs or both)

Crane
Doji Akira
- Crane courtier, son of a famous Go player, surprised his Clan when he chose to enter the tournament with a Minor Clan samurai and a ronin
Kakita Kaori - daughter of a Crane Clan mastersmith, involved with something along with Shosuro Shinobu, knows Kedo from...somewhere; Competing in the Go tournament along with Kedo and Otomo Hajime
Kakita Maru - Crane mastersmith, present at the forging of Lesson
Kakita Tsutomu - former ronin bushi, sensei of his own dojo that teaches unconventional styles of combat, currently assigned as a yojimbo to the Governor of Toshi Ranbo

Dragon
Kitsuki Fuji
- Dragon courtier, assisted in the investigation of a murder prior to the Seige of Toshi Ranbo, competing in the Go Tournament
Kitsuki Ryoma - Dragon investigator, assisted in the investigation of a murder prior to the Seige of Toshi Ranbo, competing in the Go Tournament, not very friendly
Mirumoto Yamada - Dragon bushi, yojimbo to Kitsuki Fuji and Kitsuki Ryoma, formerly yojimbo to Shosuro Shinobu

Lion
Ikoma Ichiro
- Crane "guest"; he was in the Seige of Toshi Ranbo and faced Kedo over a board during the battle.  Ordered the surrender of the Lion following the death of the Lion general.
Matsu Akitako - Lion bushi, cousin to Matsu Shizuka
Kitsu Minobu - Lion bushi, upset about the betrothal of Matsu Shizuka to Kitsune Takumi
Matsu Shizuka - Lion bushi, betrothed to Kitsune Takumi, with the wedding scheduled to take place at Winter Court

Phoenix
Shiba Mifune
- Lion trained tactician, he surprised his Clan when he chose to enter the competion with Shosuro Shinobu.
Isawa Minobu - Phoenix shugenja, was not happy that Shiba Mifune chose to enter the competition
Asako Hisagawa - Phoenix shugenja, has an interest in Daidoji Sakura

Scorpion
Shosuro Shinobu
- Scorpion Courtier with a limp, she helped to facilitate the alliance between the Scorpion and the Crane.  She plays Go and is attempting to organize non-homogenous teams for the competition.

Minor Clan and Ronin
Kitsune Takumi
- Fox shugenja, betrothed to Matsu Shizuka, very chatty and excitable
Suzume Kirika - Sparrow courtier, entering the tournament with Hikaru and Doji Akira
Hikaru - ronin, entering the tournament, talks to himself

Imperials
Seppun Tatewaki
- uncle to Bayushi Shinobu (Kenshin's wife, not to be confused with Shosuro Shinobu), involved in protecting the Emperor

This message was last edited by the GM at 05:47, Sat 28 Dec 2013.