All Creatures are subect to Will and Steel
May spend a fate point to ignore opponents defensive abilities as well as any mundane armor the foe has for the duration of a scene.
Rule of Honor
Any strikes made by the blade of the Masamune must be made openly, and the target must either be attacking or at least be capable of defending themselves. If the wielder breaks this code htey must engage in a rite of atonement.
Holy symbol in its own right. (Shines with sunlight)
When swung with its purpose the sword adds +1 to the wielders weapons skills.
As an Item of power it cannot be broken, save through dedicated magical ritual predicated upon perverting its purpose.
Phase One : Where did you come from?
Shen was born in the early 16th century in a small fishing village and was raised by the grace of the villagers under the care of a Zen master and Shinto priest. He never knew his biological family who were all killed shortly after he was born by an Oni. As Shen grew older, he gained fame as a fighter of great skill, although his low status gave those of higher status a valid reason to not fight him and potentially lose honor. It was during this time that Shen began serving in a small military unit serving the ruler of Osaka. He distinguished himself in hundreds of battles over the next ten years, ranging from large scale conflicts in Korea to duels against rival samurai serving other masters. It was during his travels across the island of Japan that Shen first learned of the actual existence of Oni, and it was after that encounter (in which half the men under his command died trying to kill the devil) that Shen began to piece together the story of his families death and understood that it had been Oni that killed them so terribly. Shen became a child of battle, seeking out his next battle, practicing upon his mortal enemy in an effort to prepare himself for the supernaturally powerful Oni that he longed to hunt.
Aspect: Child of Battle
Phase Two : What Shaped you?
Shen had gained enough attention to gain honor and fame serving the Shogun in Edo, but as that Shogun became corrupt and became a Scourge of the people, Shen became disillusioned with the potential for a man to hold so much worldly power and still be a boon to those he was supposed to serve. When the shoguns end came, Shen did not mourn him but swore to never serve another man, and became a Ronin. He viewed wandered the land, living by his blade, hunting down those who had done wrong for bounty or simply food and shelter, acting not in accordance with the law of government, but by the code of Bushido and his own moral compass.
Aspect: I am the Law.
Phase Three: What was your first adventure?
In the Shrine of Amaterasu high on the slope of (forgot the name of the mountain) Shen found hidden under an altar the Masamune blade. Ancient even then, the blade was fabled to be the finest blade ever crafted by mortal hands, imbued with the power of the sun itself, and had been lost for hundreds of years before revealing itself. Just as the light of the sun dispelled the early morning mist, holding the Masamune blade burned the shadows from Shenzaemon’s mind, and he began to sense a higher purpose. Although as a ronin Shen was was often challenged by employed Samurai, Shen often times didn’t have to draw his blade to defeat them. He preferred instead to simply beat them unconscious while keeping his blade safely sheathed. Shen found that the Masamune imparted upon him certain abilities, giving him the strength to fight the Oni that plagued his island nation.
Aspect: Forged for a purpose.
Phase Four: Whose Path have you crossed?
Diggs – Desmond Richards
Aspect : In acceptance of death there is life
Phase Five: Robert
Aspect : Making a Canary Sing