Doji Hariya


Noriaki Matsumoto Player Pentius
Human Barbarian (Good) Level 5 (XP 6791)
Initiative +5
Passive Insight 13 Passive Perception 12; Senses Normal
HP 44 Bloodied 22 Surge Value 11; Surges Per-Day 9
AC 20 Fortitude 20 Reflex 18 Will 16
Speed 6 Size Medium
Str 19 (+4) Dex 16 (+3) Wis 10 (+0)
Con 12 (+1) Int 8 (-1) Cha 15 (+2)
Racial Abilities Human Defense Bonuses, Bonus Feat(Weapon Prof: Fullblade), Bonus Skill(Acrobatics), Heroic Effort
Class Features Barbarian Agility, Feral Might (Thaneborn Triumph), Rampage
Battack Basic Attack +11 vs AC, 1d12+8 damage
Branged Ranged Basic Attack n/a
Feats Weapon Proficiency (Fullblade); Action Surge: Weapon Focus(Heavy Blades), Improved Defenses, Heavy Blade Expertise
Skills Athletics +10; Endurance +7; Intimidate +9; Acrobatics +9:
Languages Allerian, Tsugo
Roar of Triumph (Encounter Free Action Close Burst 5 ✦ Primal, Fear)
Target: each enemy in burst
Trigger: Your attack reduces an enemy to 0 hit points
Effect: Each target takes a -2 penalty to all defenses until the end of your next turn
Howling Strike (At Will Standard Action Melee weapon ✦ Primal, Weapon)
Target: One creature
Attack: +11 vs. AC
Hit: 1d12+8+1d6 damage. Can be used as MBA on charge. If you are raging, you may move 2 extra squares as part of the charge.
Pressing Strike (At Will Standard Action Melee weapon ✦ Primal, Weapon)
Target: One creature
Attack: +11 vs. AC
Hit: 1d12+8 damage and you push the target 1 square. If you are raging, the attack deals 1d6 extra damage.
Effect: Before the attack, you may shift up to 2 squares. You may move through opponent's spaces during this shift, but you cannot end there.
Vault the Fallen (Encounter Standard Action Melee 1, two creatures ✦ Primal, Weapon)
Attack: +11 vs. AC
Hit: 1d12+8 damage. You may shift up to 2 squares between the attacks.
Shatterbone Strike (Encounter Standard Action Melee 1 ✦ Primal, Weapon)
Attack: +11 vs. AC
Hit: 2d12+8 damage, and the target

takes a –2 penalty to AC until the end of your next turn.

Thaneborn Triumph: The penalty to AC equals -2
Swift Panther Rage (Daily Standard Action Melee weapon ✦ Primal, Rage, Weapon)
Target: One creature
Attack: +11 vs. AC
Hit: 3d12+8 damage.
Miss: Half damage.
Effect: You enter the rage of the swift panther. Until the rage ends, you gain a +2 bonus to speed and can shift 2 squares as a move action.
Silver phoenix Rage (Daily Standard Action Melee weapon ✦ Primal, Rage, Weapon)
Target: One creature
Attack: +11 vs. AC
Hit: 2d12+8 damage and ongoin 5 fire damage
Miss: Half damage.
Effect: You enter the rage of the silver phoenix. Until the rage ends, you gain regeneration 3. In addition, the first time you are dropped to 0hp or fewer, you may spend a healing surge as an immediate interrupt
Heroic Effort (Encounter No Action Personal )
Trigger: You miss with an attack or fail a saving throw.
Effect: You gain a +4 racial bonus to the attack roll or saving throw
Shrug It Off (Encounter Immediate Reaction ✦ Primal)
Trigger: you are subjected to an effect that a save can end
Effect: You make a saving throw against the triggering effect. If it succeeds, you may shift 1 square as a free action

Description Edit

Height: 5'5"

Weight: 139lbs.

Eyes: Blue

Hair: White

Age: 21

Noriaki's slight frame and delicate appearance belie his true strength. He dresses in fine silk robes and hakama pants of white, trimmed with sky blue. Over his robes, a set of hardened leather armor, also in white and blue, protects his midsection. Thrust through his sash is a Katana, edge-up. He carries himself with an almost palpable air of refinement and nobility.

Background Edit

The Iron Shogun rules the Kingdom of Jade, but the old Genasi Houses held vast coffers and centuries of prestige, and these things do not vanish overnight. Though removed from direct politcal power, many of the old Houses still hold considerable financial and cultural importance to the Kingdom, which they wield in the name of the Iron Shogun, of course. The Matsumoto are one such clan, also known as the House of Storms, for their Storm Genasi lineage. One of the oldest clans in the Empire, the Matsumoto held the Throne several times when the Kingdom was still an Empire, and they still bear a grudge against the Last Emperor's house for lowering their status. The Iron Shogun allows the Matsumoto to hold much of their previous wealth and what land that is still within the kingdom's grasp, as they are some of his biggest supporters among the noble houses. Detractors are quick to question, though, whether the Matsumoto aren't a little too supportive.

Noriaki is the third son of the current clan head, Nobuo Matsumoto. While the family has been largely free of taint, a source of no small amount of pride, Noriaki was born decidedly unnatural. He is entirely bereft of the elemental touch the family carries, appearing as a fairly normal human with white hair and blue eyes. Not eager to show off his impure offspring, Nobuo kept Noriaki on the family holdings for most of his life, being allowed to leave only on rare and important occasions.

He was, however, able to convince his father to allow him to train under the master swordsman, Hachi Danmyou, since Hachi was already employed to teach Noriaki's older brothers. The boy had incredible natural talent for swordsmanship, his slight frame hiding almost frightening speed and strength. Noriaki threw everything he had into his sword training, as if by perfecting his skills, he could rid himself of the taint. At the same time, he had almost no talent in the Arcane. As Noriaki trained and sparred with his brothers using wooden blades, they began to notice that local elemental spirits would become excited, swirling around Noriaki and his blade, most, but all, invisible to the naked eye.

This natural affinity was a sure sign that the boy could become a powerful Shugenja, but his father would have none of it. He did not intend to put his tainted son in the spotlight. Frustrated, Noriaki searched the family library for information on spirits and shugenja techniques. He found but little, basic incantations and rites only. Still, he was excited to learn them, and practiced in secret, using the spirits to aid his swordwork. When Hachi discovered this, he was furious that the boy would go against the traditions he was being taught by mixing them with spirit magic instead of arcane magic. Thereafter, Hachi refused to continue teaching Noriaki, and appeals to his father fell on deaf ears. Noriaki saw his only path to self-redemption vanishing before his eyes, and a life of quiet, imprisonment in his family's holdings unfolding before him. Desperate to continue sharpening his skills and to make something of himself, he made the momentous decision to flee his family holdings.

Early in his journey, not really knowing where he was going, Noriaki found himself travelling a lonely road. He had picked it because of the relative peace and good scenery. Unfortunately, he had wandered far enough from civilization that the Iron Legion's patrols in the area were less frequent, and a gang of local thugs had taken to pressing passers-by into giving up their valuables. They saw Noriaki, a solitary, slightly built man, obviously rich, and decided to take him for all he was worth. Noriaki saw a gang of thugs barely knowledgeable of how to use their stolen swords, and decided to take them for all they were worth. Violence quickly ensued as Noriaki tried to fight seven men at once. As he began to to realize that he might be in over his head, he heard a mighty roar. "Taaakaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan!" A large dragonborn warrior crashed into the fray, sending a bandit to his knees with the force of his opening blow, despite the thug's desperate block. Noriaki saw the warrior, and smiled. Then he turned and kicked the kneeling bandit in the side, sending him sprawling out of the fight. The two swordsmen met each other's gaze for a brief moment, and took up positions back to back. Within moments, the thieves had fled the scene.

As it turns out, Takahaan was a young warrior whose first real mission was to protect the runaway Noriaki. After assuring himself that Takahaan wasn't just there to drag him home, Noriaki began to take a liking to the young dragonborn warrior. The two have spent the months since then travelling the Transitive Isles, seeking out glory, honor and chances to polish their skills.

Hooks Edit

  • Noriaki is eager to prove himself, and will often jump on chances to do so.
  • He detests demons and Oni on several levels and will gladly take up a chance to kill them or thwart their plans.
  • Noriaki's training is incomplete. For more information on how to improve his craft, he might risk a great deal.
  • He is loyal to the Kingdom of Jade and would be easily convinced to defend his homeland or to help the Iron Shogun.
  • He would also be easily convinced to take action to oppose the interest of the Last Emperor's house.
  • Noriaki owes a good bit to the elemental spirits, and if local spirits were somehow threatened, he would be compelled to fight for them.
  • Lastly, Noriaki has a soft spot for small girls, brought on by leaving behind his little sister, with whom he was quite close.


Some evidence, namely his human appearance and affinity for elemental spirits, suggest that Noriaki may not actually be Oni-tainted. In truth, Noriaki is the reincarnated form of a powerful Storm Spirit who agreed to be reborn in human form to aid in the Oni War. The unusual birth was meant as a sign to show that this was the case, but the knowledge of how to identify reborn spirits was lost in the Oni War. Noriaki himself has not considered this possibility, and fully believes himself to be tainted at this time. Note: It is NOT appropriate to reveal this kicker prior to the end of paragon tier, as discovering his true nature and awakening his power as a Storm Spirit is intended to form the basis of the fluff for Noriaki's Epic Destiny.


Str 9 16 2 1 19 4
Con 2 12 0 0 12 1
Dex 9 16 0 0 16 3
Int 0 8 0 0 8 -1
Wis 0 10 0 0 10 0
Cha 5 14 0 1 15 2
Totals 25   9


DefenseAttribAttrib TypeClassRacialFeatFeat NameEquipEquip NameMiscMisc NameLevelTotal
Armor Class +3/-1 dex/int 1 0 0 0 4 Hide Battle Harness +1 1 19
Fortitude+4/+1str/con2110001 19
Reflex+3/-1dex/int111 0001 17
Will+0/+2wis/cha011 0001 15


--Base ClassConPer LevelRacialFeatFeat NameEquipEquip NameOtherSurge Value BonusTotalBloodiedSurge
Hit Points 15 12 6 0 0 0 0 51 25 12

Surges per Day 9 (Class 8 + Con 1)

Saving ThrowsEdit

Saving Throw Bonuses none



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


str 104Battlecrazed Fullblade+1(+3 prof)211AC
Basic Ranged




Power To-Hit
Attack TypeAttribAttrib TypeClassClass FeatureFeatFeat NameEquipEquip NameMiscMisc NameLevelTotalvs?
Howling Strike +4 Str 0 0 4 Fullblade 0 0 2 10 AC
Pressing Strike +4 Str 0 0 0 0 4 Fullblade 0 0 2 10 AC
Escalating Violence +4 Str 0 0 0 0 4 Fullblade 0 0 2 10 AC
Swift Panther Rage +4 Str 0 0 0 0 4 Fullblade 0 0 2 10 AC

Class Features Edit

  • +2 Fort
  • Barbarian Agility: +1 to AC and Reflex when not wearing heavy armor.
  • Feral Might (Thaneborn Triumph): You gain the roar of triumph power. In addition, whenever you bloody an enemy, the next attack by you or an ally against that enemy gains a bonus to the attack roll equal to your Charisma modifier(+2).
  • Rampage: one per round, when you score a critical hit with a barbarian attack power, you can immediately make a melee basic attack as a free action.

Racial Features Edit


  • Ability Scores: +2 Strength
  • Size: Medium*Speed: 6
  • Vision: Normal
  • Languages: Common (Allarian), Jadian
  • Bonus Skill: Acrobatics
  • Bonus Feat: Weapon Proficiency(Fullblade)
  • Human Defense Bonuses: +1 to NADs
  • Heroic Effort

Skills Edit

Languages Allerian, Tsugo

SkillTrainedAttribAttrib TypeRacialFeatFeat NameEquipEquip NameLevelTotal
Arcana -1 int 2 1
Insight+0wis1Kingdom of Jade regional23

Feats Edit

  • Weapon Proficiency (Fullblade) - Human Bonus Feat
  • Action Surge - 1st
  • Weapon Focus(Heavy Blades)
  • Improved Defenses
  • Heavy Blade Expertise


  • Hide Battle Harness +1, 840gp, 25 lbs
  • Battlecrazed Fullblade+1, , 10 lbs
  • Horned Helm,
  • Iron Armbands of Power
  • Standard adventurer's pack, 15gp, 33 lbs


  • Weight Carried: 68 lbs
  • Gold: 448gp

Wish List Edit

  • Items that would help Noriaki master the battlefield:
  • Armor:
  • Weapons:
  • Arms:
  • Feet:
    • Acrobat Boots, Lv2(AV)
  • Head:
  • Neck:
    • Badge of the Berserker, Lv2+(AV2)

Tracking Edit

Treasure Edit

Received Potion of Healing(Used against the joompin spider)

Received Hide Battle Harness +1

  • As a Free action, you may draw a sheathed weapon or retrieve a stowed item. You also gain a +1 power bonus to initiative checks(redundant with Takahaan's combat leader feature)

+126gp from Time Gold [1]

+356gp from Time Gold [2]

+304gp from Time Gold [3]

+762gp from Time Gold and a Battlecrazed Fullblade+1 [4]

  • Property grants +1d6 damage with this weapon while bloodied. Power (Daily):Minor Action. Deal damage to yourself equal to half your level, ignoring any resistances. You are considered bloodied for all purposes (including beneficial effects, such as Dragonborn Fury and this weapon’s property) until the end of your next turn.

+700gp from Time Gold and a Horned Helm [5]

  • +1d6 damage on charge attacks

-1800gp from buying Iron Armbands of Power

  • +2 damage on melee attack rolls.

Current Balance: 448gp.

XP Edit

Changes Edit

Ministats Edit

Noriaki Matsumoto Male Human Thaneborn Barbarian 4 Initiative: +5(+7 with Takahaan), Passive Perception: 12, Passive Insight: 13, Senses: Normal AC:20 Fort:20 Reflex:18 Will:16 HP:45/45 Bloodied:22 Surges left:9/9 Surge Value:11 Action Points: 1 MBA: +10 to hit, 1d12+8 damage

[COLOR="DarkGreen"]Howling Strike Pressing Strike[/COLOR] [COLOR="Red"]Escalating Violence [] Howl of Triumph [] Shatterbone Strike [] Shrug it off [] Heroic Effort [] Second Wind [][/COLOR] [COLOR="DimGray"]Swift Panther Rage [] [/COLOR]


Feral Might(Thaneborn Triumph): Whenever you bloody an enemy, the next attack by you or an ally against that enemy gains a bonus to the attack roll equal to your Charisma modifier(+2).

Applicant Comments Edit

Please excuse my embarassingly poor wiki formatting skills.

May 21, 2011, 11:14am(PST): Changed Noriaki's kicker to make it more precise.

May 24, 2011, 6:17pm(PST): Included meeting with Takahaan Thanazashi into Noriaki's background. Switched Feat "Weapon Focus(heavy Blades)" to "Action Surge". Adjusted damage values accordingly.

May 30, 2011, 10:51pm(PST): Added ministats and picture.

May 31, 2011, 4:43pm(PST): Removed Background-Cursed and other corrections in line with Mewness' comments. Thank you for taking the time to check my sheet.

Judge Comments Edit

Level 1 Edit

Approval 1 Edit

All issues addressed. Approved by Mewness.

Approval 2 Edit

Approval from TwoHeadsBarking:

  • Summary: Is there a reason you separated the damage dice on Escalating Violence?


Level 4 Edit

Comments from Mewness:

  • Your XP total hasn't been adjusted and some treasure/XP links need to be added to the tracking section, as well as stats for the battlecrazed weapon
  • Defenses need to be updated in the Math section
  • HP should be 45 (Math section is right, Summary is wrong)

Status Edit

Approved for level 1 by Mewness and TwoHeadsBarking.

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