This character is retired at level 4.


Ashikaga Jin'emon Player Tenchuu
Human Ranger (unaligned) Level 4 (XP 4231) [paragon class] /[epic destiny]
Initiative +4
Passive Insight 14 Passive Perception 18; Senses normal
HP 32 Bloodied 16 Surge Value 8; Surges Per-Day 6
AC 17 Fortitude 16 Reflex 17 Will 14
Speed 6 Size medium
Str 17 (+3) Dex 16 (+3) Wis 15 (+2)
Con 10 (+0) Int 10 (+0) Cha 10 (+0)
Racial Abilities Bonus Feat, Bonus Skill, Bonus At-Will, +1 Fort, +1 Reflex, +1 Will
Class Features Fighting Style, Hunter’s Quarry, Prime Shot
Battack Basic Attack Unarmed +4 to ATK, 1D4+3 Damage; Acidic Bastard Sword +8 to ATK, 1D10+5 Damage (off-hand +7 ATK, 1D10+3 DMG)
Branged Ranged Basic Attack Unarmed +4 to ATK, 1D4+3 Damage; Thrown Dagger (5/10) +7 to ATK, 1D4+3 DMG
Feats Toughness, Weapon Proficiency (Bastard Sword), Two-Weapon Fighting, Two-Weapon Defense
Skills Acrobatics +9, Arcana +1, Athletics +9, Bluff +1(+3 Social Bluffs vs non-Jade), Diplomacy +1, Dungeoneering +8, Endurance +1, Heal +8, History +1, Insight +4, Intimidate +1, Nature +3, Perception +8, Religion +1, Stealth +9, Streetwise +1, Thievery +4
Languages Common, Elven
Hunter's Quarry (At-Will Minor )
Target: One creature
Attack: N/A
Special: designate the enemy nearest to you as your quarry. Once per round, you deal extra damage to your quarry.The hunter’s quarry effect remains active until the end of the encounter, until the quarry is defeated, or until you designate a different target as your quarry. +1D6 Damage
Twin Strike (At-Will Standard Melee or Ranged ✦ Martial, Weapon)
Target: One or Two Creatures
Attack: 2 attacks: +8 vs AC, +7 vs. AC
Hit: 1D10+2, 1D10 Damage
Special: Must be wielding 2 melee weapons or a ranged weapon. +1D6 Damage once per round if hunter's quarry. +1D6 Acid Damage on Main hand Critical
Shield of Blades (At-Will Standard One Creature ✦ Martial, Weapon)
Target: One creature
Attack: +8 vs. AC
Hit: 1D10 + 5, and you gain a +2 to AC until end of your next round.
Special: Must wield 2 melee weapons. +1D6 Damage once per round if hunter's quarry. +1D6 Acid Damage on Critical
Hit & Run (At-Will Standard Melee ✦ Martial, Weapon)
Target: One creature
Attack: +8 vs. AC
Hit: 1D10 +5 Damage
Special: If you move in the same turn after this attack, leaving the first square adjacent to the target does not provoke an opportunity attack from the target. +1D6 Damage once per round if hunter's quarry. +1D6 Acid Damage on Critical
Off-Hand Strike (Encounter Minor Melee ✦ Martial, Weapon)
Target: One creature
Attack: +7 vs. AC
Hit: 1D10+3
Special: +1D6 Damage once per round if hunter's quarry.
Acidic Katana Ranged Attack (Encounter Standard Range 5 ✦ Acid)
Target: One creature
Attack: +8 vs. AC
Hit: 1D10+5 Acid Damage
Special: +1D6 Damage once per round if hunter's quarry. +1D6 Acid Damage on Critical
Acidic Katana Attack (Daily Free Melee ✦ Acid)
Target: One creature
Attack: N/A
Hit: N/A
Special: Use this power when you hit with this weapon. Deal ongoing 5 acid damage.
Jaws of the Wolf (Daily Standard Melee ✦ Martial, Weapon)
Target: One creature
Attack: 2 attacks, +8 vs. AC, +7 vs. AC
Hit: 2D10+5 Damage on first hit, 2D10+3 on second hit. Half Damage on a miss.
Special: +1D6 Damage once per round if hunter's quarry. +1D6 Acid Damage on Main hand Critical
Unbalancing Parry (Encounter Immediate Reaction Melee ✦ Martial, Weapon)
Trigger: An enemy misses you with a melee attack
Effect: Slide the enemy into a square adjacent to you and gain combat advantage against it until the end of your next turn


Description:Shaved head with the tips of the black hair line just visible. He wears closely-fitted leather armor of the Jade style, made of leather. He is of medium height for a human, on the taller side for those humans of the jade empire. Slender, but still presents a stern, tough look. He usually wears a closely cropped goatee. He is a perfectionist, often a man of few words, and usually good at hiding his emotions.



Background:Jin has traveled to Daunton from the far lands of the Jade Empire, fleeing as a fugitive.

A member of the Ashikaga Clan, Jin's great-grandfather was retainer to the last Emperor of the Jade Empire. Even as the Emperor became twisted, the oath of loyalty kept the Ashikaga clan as servants to the human leader. Jin's grandfather was killed by the Dragonborn General who led the overthrow of the empire, and the Ashikaga clan was cast out from the position of prominence and striped of their titles. In the years since, Jin's clan was all but destroyed; as punishment for their support of the human emperor, the Ashikaga clan was assigned to serve as foot soldiers for Lord Kresh Ashure, a dragonborn commander whose territory lies on the front against the dangerous Oni, and much of the clan was killed in combat against the Oni.

Yet, Jin's father, Kuranosuke, had escaped this fate. An excellent spy against the Oni, Lord Kresh put him to work against his political enemies within the remnants of the empire. At first, this missions were just to gather information to use for extortion. But over time they developed a more lethal purpose, and Kuranosuke became Lord Kresh's assassin. As Jin matured, he was trained by his father, conscripted in the army just as his father, being groomed as a second spy for the Dragonborn. Father and son believed this work could redeem their family name and return their clan to prominence, but it was not to be.

Lord Kresh ordered Kuranosuke to dispatch a political enemy. But upon locating and identifying his target, he found it was a young dragonborn child: the only direct heir to an ailing rival lord. Lord Kresh believed he could claim this rival's territory with the child heir eliminated. Jin's father returned, questioning and then refusing the order. Lord Kresh demanded his command followed, and when Kuranosuke refused once more, Lord Kresh ordered the guards to kill him.

"Kuranosuke is dead, in the end a traitor, just like the rest of your clan," Lord Kresh bellowed.

Jin's repeated the words in his head, 'Kuranosuke is dead... my father...' His heart raced, not understanding.

"You will obey me, or suffer the same fate," Lord Kresh said. "Find Gresha Freloth in the Ji-ho Prefecture. Eliminate him. He is corrupted by the shadow. Do not be fooled by his age, as your father was."

Jin could not speak, but nodded his head in fear. The Lord and his troops left abruptly. What could he do? The words still echoing in his head: 'Kuranosuke is dead.'

Jin awoke in a startle, his hands gripping tightly the hilt of his swords, his right foot ready to spring him in to action. He looked around, tensed, and then relaxed. The dream was vivid, remembering the dragonborn Lord speaking of his Father's death. His father's murder. That had been the end, Jin remembered, the final act which drove him from his old life, drove him from Jade to this place: Daunton.

The weary ronin had seen his father's body before he left. Beaten and broken, the older man had hardly been recognizable. His possessions stripped. His father had laid discarded outside the keep, like a criminal, like an Oni. It was then that Jin saw the Shadow not in his father, but in the Lord Kresh. He knew what had to be done, for his father and for himself. Jin had moved through the camp, searching until he found the guard who had looted his father's body. He cut the man down from behind, not giving him a chance to defend his actions. He reclaimed the prayer beads his father carried, passed down from generations before, as well as the ancient Katana Kuranosuke carried. Forged by the emperor's own smith, the gift had been bestowed upon the family for loyal service in better days long past. Well-worn, but well maintained, Jin now carried the family blade, along with his own more recently crafted weapon. He would have reclaimed the armor as well, another family treasure, but footsteps and hurried voices drew closer.

Jin had ran, having to injure (or perhaps kill; he did not stay to find out) several guards in his escape. The ronin had fled, branded a thief, a killer, and a traitor. Jin still felt shame for his betrayal. A true follower of Bushido would have killed himself before dishonoring his Lord and his family. But Jin had fled, and in his heart he felt a coward.

In this new place, the ronin sought redemption for his past, a new life. It was the best he could hope for.

Since arriving in Daunton, Jin has made a few allies while adventuring. Jin considers Rujah, a dragonborn, as his closest ally; while Rujah might not agree, Jin feels a bond with the creature, since he spent his life serving under dragonborn.

While he has been in Daughton, Jin has not kept up his practices in awareness. He used to practice with his father daily, to avoid being surprised. Instead, he has spent all his time training to fight using two swords, perfecting the art of Niten Ichiryu. While he has lost some of his sharpness in spotting hidden enemies, he has become a formidable two-blade warrior.


  • Wanted: Jin is a wanted man in the Jade Empire. Outside of the Jade Empire, only a bounty hunter or glory hound would likely look to capture him.
  • Lord Kresh: The dragonborn lord in the Jade Empire controls a vast underworld group. He might employ these assets to get revenge on Jin.
  • Ancient Blade: His father's sword is an ancient Katana. It could have special power yet to be unlocked (perhaps as reward from the GM in lieu of other loot). It could also have bad traits as well, such as drawing the Oni and over evil creatures like a magnet.




Str 7 15 2 0 17 3
Con 0 10 0 0 10 0
Dex 9 16 0 0 16 3
Int 0 10 0 0 10 0
Wis 7 15 0 0 15 2
Cha 2 10 0 0 10 0
Totals 25   8


DefenseAttribAttrib TypeClassRacialFeatFeat NameEquipEquip NameMiscMisc NameLevelTotal
Armor Class +3/+0 dex/int 1 Two-Weapon Def 2 Leather Armor 1 17
Fortitude+3/+0str/con111 16
Reflex+3/+0dex/int111 Two-Weapon Def1 17
Will+2/+0wis/cha1 1 14

Saving Throw Bonuses none

Health Edit

--Base ClassConPer LevelRacialFeatFeat NameEquipEquip NameOtherSurge Value BonusTotalBloodiedSurge
Hit Points 12 10 5 0 5 Toughness 0 0 32 16 8

Surges per Day 6 (Class 6 + Con 0)

Attacks Edit

Basic AttacksEdit

Basic Attacks
Attack TypeAttribAttrib TypeClassClass FeatureFeatFeat NameEquipEquip NameMiscMisc NameLevelTotalvs?
Basic Melee


str 4Acidic Bastard Sword +1 (prof)18AC
Basic Ranged


dex3Dagger (light thrown)17AC


Power To-Hit
Attack TypeAttribAttrib TypeClassClass FeatureFeatFeat NameEquipEquip NameMiscMisc NameLevelTotalvs?
Twin Strike +3 Str 4 +1 Acidic Bastard 0 0 1 8 AC
Hit & Run +3 Str 4 +1 Acidic Bastard 0 0 1 8 AC
Shield of Blades +3 Str 4 +1 Acidic Bastard 0 0 1 8 AC
Off-Hand Strike +3 Str 3 Bastard 0 0 1 7 AC
Jaws of the Wolf +3 Str 4 +1 Acidic Bastard 0 0 1 8 AC
Acidic Katana (+1 Acidic Blade power) +3 Str 4 +1 Acidic Bastard 0 0 1 8 AC

Class Features Edit

  • +1 Fortitude, +1 Reflex
  • Fighting Style
  • Hunter’s Quarry
  • Prime Shot
  • Build: 2-Blade Ranger (bonus feat: toughness)
  • Armor Proficiencies: Cloth, leather, hide
  • Weapon Proficiencies: Simple melee, military melee, simple ranged, military ranged

Racial Features Edit

  • Bonus Feat
  • Bonus Trained Skill
  • Bonus At-Will Power
  • +1 Fort, Refl, Will
  • +2 to one Attribute
  • Size: Medium
  • Speed: 6
  • Vision: Normal
  • Languages: Common + any 1

Skills and Languages Edit

Languages Common, Elven

SkillTrainedAttribAttrib TypeRacialFeatFeat NameEquipEquip NameLevelTotal
Arcana 0 int 1 1
Insight2wis1Jade Reg. Bonus14

Feats Edit

  • Toughness [Class Bonus]
  • Alertness Two-Weapon Fighting [1st level - Retrained at 2nd level]
  • Weapon Proficiency (Bastard sword) [Human Bonus]
  • Two-Weapon Defense [2nd level]

Regional BenefitsEdit

Kingdom of Jade

  • +1 on insight checks
  • +2 on social bluff checks against individuals who are not from their region


Equipment Name Price Weight
Leather Armor 25gp 15lbs
Acidic Katana (Stats from Acidic Bastard Sword +1) 840gp 6lbs
Katana (Stats from Bastard Sword) 30gp 6lbs
Standard Adventurer's Kit 15gp 33lbs
3 Daggers 3gp 3lbs

Coins: 123gp
Encumbrance: 60 lbs Normal Load: 170 lbs Max Carry: 340 lbs Max Push/Pull: 850 lbs


  • Frost Weapon +1 (Level 3)
  • Stanching Armor (level 3)
  • Boots of Adept Charging (Level 2) or Catstep Boots (level 3)
  • Iron Armbands of Power (Level 6)
  • Gloves of Recovery (Level 5)
  • Brooch of Shielding (Level 3) or Cloak of Distortion (Level 4)

Tracking Edit

Treasure Edit

Magic Items: Acidic Bastard Sword +1
Wealth: 126gp, 178gp

    +100 gp starting gold
    -100 gp initial equipment
    +126 gp adventure loot
    -   3 gp purchase 3 daggars
    +178 gp adventure Loot
    301 gp remaining

XP Edit

Links to XP awards:

1126 XP
743 XP
2362 XP

Changes Edit

  • Change Feat Weapon Expertise (Heavy Blade) to Alertness (At level one, per judge)
  • Change At-Will from Nimble Strike to Shield of Blades (Per Judge Recommendation at level 1 approval)
  • Corrected Summary Information (Per Judge Recommendation at level 1 approval)
  • Updated Wishlist
  • Gained 1126 EXP and 126 GP and a scroll which transformed my main-hand bastard sword to Acidic Bastard Sword +1 (Level 4) for completing Adventure Hey! That's Not Wayne's Basement! [1]
  • Level up to Level 2
    • Retrain Alertness to Two-Weapon fighting
    • Select Two-Weapon Defense as level 2 feat
    • Select Unbalancing Parry as Level 2 power
    • Defenses, Init, Attack, Skills increase by 1 for 1/2 bonus
    • AC and Reflex increase by 1 for Two-Weapon Defense
    • Gain 5 HP
  • Buy 3 daggars (for use as ranged weapons)
  • Gained 743 EXP and 178 GP in Adventure Land Ho! (Finding Wayne's Basement the Hard Way) [2]

Judge Comments Edit

Approval 1 Edit

Comments from TwoHeadsBarking:


Approval 2 Edit

Comments from Ozymandias79:


Level 2Edit

Approval 1Edit

Approved by H.M.Gimlord

Approval 2Edit

Approved by renau1g

Status Edit

Ashikaga Jin'emon is approved for level 2 with 1126 exp by renau1g and H.M.Gimlord

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