Ninja

You are a shinobi, part of a clan of devoted spies and assassins trained in the ancient arts of ninjutsu.

Skill Proficiencies: Perception, Stealth
Tool Proficiency: Select one of the following: Disguise Tools or Thieves' Tools
Languages: One of your choice
Equipment: A casual wardrobe (with lots of black), two shinobi shozoku, climbing claws, 20 makibishi (caltrops), a smartphone, a tablet, (a) a disguise kit or (b) thieves' tools a residence on the grounds of your clan.

Feature: Clan Contact


You are part of a shinobi tradition and as such have a network of loyal spies and assassins you can call upon for information, resources, food and lodging, and even aid. However, your ninja clan may also call on you and your allies whom they have aided from time to time to perform missions.

Suggested Characteristics


Ninja are stealthy spies and warriors who hail from a long tradition.

d8 Personality Trait
1 Once I accept a mission, I will see it through to the end.
2 I grew up watching anime and see myself as the realization of a cartoon ninja.
3 I enjoy the sense of danger I feel when in the midst of clandestine operations.
4 I will not embark on a mission without some sort of plan.
5 I think planning is a waste of time because no plan survives the first engagement.
6 I live by an old code of honor and respect others who do the same.
7 The new way of doing things is always better than the old. Keep up or go home.
8 There is a mystical layer to the world that few perceive and even fewer respect, but I do.
d6 Ideal
1 Noble. While some misuse these abilities, I use my skills to help others and make my ancestors proud. (Good)
2 Clan-Pride. I am a loyal member of my clan and support its leaders no matter what direction they take us. (Lawful)
3 Isolationist. My clan and its ways must be protected from the influences of outsiders. (Neutral)
4 Bloodlust. I am very good at killing because I love what I do. (Evil)
5 Ego. I am the sneakiest, and no one can be sneakier. (Any)
6 Reticent. I know the secrets of many people, I'm not going to reveal mine. (Any))
d6 Bond
1 I seek only to bring honor to my ancestors and my clan.
2 An important relic was stolen from my clan and I will stop at nothing to get it back.
3 I lost a family member on a mission once and will not see that happen ever again.
4 My clan has a bitter rivalry with another family of assassins.
5 I fell in love with a member of a rival clan, so we've kept our relationship a secret.
6 I owe my life and my skills to my mentor, who I would still do anything to please.
d6 Flaw
1 My clan was wronged and my desire for vengeance often causes me to act against the best interest of others.
2 I have a tendency to exaggerate the abilities of the ninja and even overestimate my own skills.
3 I can never fully trust anyone because I know the lengths of deception people are capable of.
4 I am sworn to silence and never speak.
5 I fled my clan after refusing to follow an order. They are still after me.
6 I am sworn to uphold the orders of my clan, even though they often conflict with my personal convictions.
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