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The Four Worthies – Stats

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The Edges as written don’t really allow for designing certain character aspects (especially martial arts), so some edges have been modified and some edges have been added. A quick description is included in brackets.

Also, each character has a Birthright Edge, which is an edge based on the description of the Chinese zodiac for which the character does not need to meet the prerequisite. These are the first draft, and may be changed.

Kim Jung-yun, swordsman
Dog (Honest, straightforward, loyal, sense of justice and fair play, unpretentious, idealistic, moralistic, dogged, cynical, judgmental, worrier, quarrelsome)
Experience: 20 Seasoned
Agility: d8; Smarts: d4; Spirit: d4; Strength: d10; Vigour: d6
Skills Fighting d12; Guts d6; Intimidation d6; Stealth d6
Pace: 6”; Parry: 8; Toughness: 7 (5)
Hindrance: Enemy (major – the Clan Yashida)
Edge: Trademark Weapon (the Daimyo, a katana: this is the weapon of a samurai Jung killed in his first battle. That samurai was daimyo of the clan Yashida. Jung kept the weapon as a trophy, which has led Clan Yashida to put a bounty on his head and seek his death); Frenzy; Fast Healer
Birthright Edge: Dog (loyalty) – Common Bond
Equipment: the Daimyo (Katana, +1 Fighting, Str+d6+2, AP 2); chain hauberk; sundry other equipment

Yun Young-won, archer
Snake (Graceful, soft-spoken, prudent, shrewd, cautious, responsible, calm, purposeful, loner, bad communicator, self-doubting)
Experience: 20 Seasoned
Agility: d10; Smarts: d4; Spirit: d6; Strength: d6; Vigor: d6
Skills Fighting d8; Notice d6; Shooting d12; Throwing d6; Tracking d6
Pace: 6”; Parry: 6; Toughness: 6 (5); Charisma: -2
Hindrance: Loner (as per Ugly), Cautious
Edge: Quickdraw; Steady Hands; Flight Frenzy (as Frenzy but for Shooting)
Birthright Edge: Snake (calm) – Level-Headed
Equipment: Bow (12/24/48, 2d6), arrows, leather armour, dagger (Str+d4), sundry other equipment

No Song-han, martial artist
Rabbit (Kind, sensitive, amiable, elegant, tender, self-assured, astute, compassionate, flexible, moody, self-indulgent.)
Experience: 20 Seasoned
Agility: d8; Smarts: d6; Spirit: d6; Strength: d6; Vigor: d6
Skills Fighting d12; Notice d8; Persuasion d6; Stealth d6
Pace: 6”; Parry: 8 (10); Toughness: 5; Charisma: +2
Hindrance: Code of Honour; Curious
Edge: Quick; Two-Fisted; Taekyon (Fists and feet are counted as weapons; unarmed combat damage is Str+d4); Frenzy; Acrobat
Birthright Edge: Rabbit (elegant) – Charismatic
Equipment: Staff (Str+d4, +1 Parry, reach, 2 hands), sundry other equipment

Choi Dae-yoo, Monk
Monkey (Quick-witted, flexible, self-assured, sociable, polite, dignified, intellectual, egotistical, suspicious).
Experience: 20 Seasoned
Agility: d6; Smarts: d8; Spirit: d8; Strength: d6; Vigor: d6
Skills Fighting d6; Guts d8; Healing d8; Knowledge (philosophy) d6; Notice d8; Streetwise d8
Pace: 6”; Parry: 5; Toughness: 6
Hindrance: Heroic, Pacifist (minor), Vow (minor, Buddhist vow of charity and chastity)
Edge: Danger Sense; Brawny; Healer; Alertness
Birthright Edge: Monkey (quick-witted) – Jack-of-All-Trades
Equipment: Shakujō (metal monk staff, Str+d6, reach, 2 hands), prayer beads, prayer drum, sundry other equipment