[Mage: the Awakening] Endangered Species Cabals – The Shichifukujin

Posted: April 9, 2012 by pointyman2000 in Actual Play, Articles, Mage: the Awakening, Roleplaying Games, World of Darkness

The Shichifukujin “Seven Lucky Gods” are a cabal of experienced Mages in the Tokyo Consilium. Widely regarded as eccentric, or even possibly insane, this cabal is focused on the study of synchronicity as an aspect of Fate and Time and its role in Enlightenment.

In order to do this, they’ve aligned thematically aligned themselves with the archetypes of Seven Lucky Gods, taking on their names and methodologies for insights. This leads to a rather eccentric set of behaviors from each of the mages in this Cabal.

The Shichifukujin Sanctum is in the back rooms of a gambling establishment named Takarabune.

Despite their odd theme, the Shichifukujin are widely respected and well-liked in the Tokyo Consilium. Hotei (Mikaboshi‘s mentor) and Ebisu (Masamune‘s mentor) are both from the Shichifukujin.


Ebisu (Acanthus, Guardians of the Veil)
Daikoku (Moros, Mysterium)
Benten (Thyrsus, Mysterium)
Hotei (Acanthus, Silver Ladder)
Jurojin (Mastigos, Silver Ladder)
Fukurokuju (Acanthus, Free Council)
Bishamon (Obrimos, Adamantine Arrow)

  1. Hikkikomori says:

    Their watering hole, Takarabune: http://www.takarabune.ca/

    Masamune’s mentor is the unkempt, Pachinko-obssesed, Acanthus Ebisu. Named after the god of luck, this down-and-out Mentor frequents Pachinko parlors and always asks for spare change from Masamune to pay for his games.


    With less scarring.

    I imagine the vagabond, beggar lord, Hotei to look like this:

    Shadow name based off the God of Contentment and Happiness.

    For those who want to discuss more, here are the Endangered Species AP threads at your local RPG forums:

    White Wolf:

  2. sheimaruen says:

    seven lucky gods… my image would be very different if you picked these names;
    Kirin, Bishamonten, Wu, Monlon, Daikokusei and Daihakusei and Ebiten.

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