[L5R 4e: Hearts and Souls] NPC Profile: Kakita Hayate – Cocksure Duelist

Posted: January 23, 2013 by pointyman2000 in Articles, Legend of the Five Rings, Play This Character!, Roleplaying Games
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With the start of the Hearts and Souls campaign, I figure the team could use a few more Crane personalities for their team to interact with. As such I’ll be putting up some of the custom characters that will be allied with the team here for my players and those looking for interesting characters that they can use in their games.

By Edwin David

By Edwin David


Hayate is the finest duelist of his generation… at least, in his mind. It is a mindset that has put him in trouble more than once, but a combination of genuine skill and some uncanny luck has made Hayate only more certain of his destiny to become one of the greatest heroes of Rokugani history.

That said, Hayate is a genuinely likable sort once you get past his ego. Ever so certain of his role in life as a “hero” Hayate is courteous and devoted to his duties as a Yojimbo and Duelist of the Clan, something that has somewhat endeared him to his teachers in the Academy earning him a Kakita Blade.

Hayate’s true weakness comes to material goods. Despite coming from the wealthy Crane Clan, Hayate can’t help but be attracted to the lures of more valuables to be able to afford only the best for himself. It’s a vice, and he certainly acknowledges it as such, but it hasn’t gotten him in trouble yet.

Insight: 124 Next Rank: 150

Schools: Kakita Bushi 1

Air 2
Reflexes 3
Awareness 2

Earth 2
Stamina 2
Willpower 2

Fire 2
Agility 3
Intelligence 2

Water 2
Strength 2
Perception 2

Void 3

*Etiquette 1
*Iaijutsu (Focus) 4
*Kenjutsu 3
*Kyujutsu 1
*Sincerity 1
*Tea Ceremony 1
*Perform (Storytelling: Bragging) 3

Honor: 6.5
Glory: 1
Status: 1

Light Armor
Sturdy Clothing
Traveling Pack
10 Koku

Rank 1: The Way of the Crane

Luck (x2)
Inheritance: Kakita Blade 5

Overconfident 3pts
Greedy 3pts

  1. Well, as none of the PCs are duelists they do need someone to fill that role. Though Hayate could cause almost as many problems as his presence will solve, making him an excellent NPC.

  2. Hikkikomori says:

    Technically, I was prepared to play the role of Duelist as well.

    Though First Blood might not be my Specialty. haha.

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