Black Samurai

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Black Samurai
Street Cred0
Public Awareness0
Date of BirthMarch 22, 2060
FolderGoogle Drive
PriorityMetatype - E
Attributes - B
Magic/Resonance - D
Skills - C
Resources - A

Character Information

Important Notes

Sam has agreed to complete the next job for Cecelia Cross for free as a favor.


Akira's uncle was defeated and embarrassed by runners (see A Blast from the Past) and--as a result--was forced to take his own life to spare his family such embarrassment. Renraku pulled their SINs and left the family stranded in Seattle. His uncle's first blade in hand, Akira Mori set out to destroy the middle management corpo scum who pushed their failures upon his family and recover his uncle's lost blade in the process.

Now that his uncle's blade has joined the shrine in his honor and the woman who ordered the deed has been found dead in a parking lot, Akira has started to reevaluate his goals and motivations.


  • Destroy the middle-management at Renraku who ordered his uncle to take his own life.
  • Find a new path or mentor to guard.


Born to a father from Japan and a mother from Ireland, Akira Mori grew up in Seattle. His uncle, only twelve years older, was a Red Swordsman in Training with Renraku and a point of pride for the family. That is--until he lost control of a black site. With only one way to restore his family's honor, his uncle's remains were buried in a Renraku-branded urn, a testament to both his failure and the corporation's draconic culture.

[ Family Tree| About the Moris]

Narrative Significant Qualities


  • Bilingual | The Black Samurai was born to a father from Japan and a mother from Ireland. He grew up learning and speaking both English and Japanese.
  • Mentor Spirit (Stag) | The Black Samurai mixes his father's Shintoism with his mother's Irish customs. Both draw from a knowledge that the land is where all people draw their power. All will return to the earth in time.
  • Perfect Time / Shoot First | When a blade is in its scabbard, the enemy cannot judge your striking distance to recognize the danger. Use that to your advantage.


  • Corporate Pariah II / RoF (Renraku) / Prejudiced vs Renraku | His uncle, disgraced in battle, took his own life at the direction of his superior at Renraku. Despite rescinding his family's SINs, Renraku still has his information on file.
  • Designated Omega | Trained to be a bodyguard and soldier by his uncle, Akira feels lost without someone charismatic giving orders.
  • Emotional Attachment (Uncle's Katana) | Akira uses his uncle's first katana since the second sword was taken after his disgrace in battle. He hopes to find and carry the second in time, as well.
  • Superhuman Psychosis | Akira has been stricken several times with the desire to prevent needless bloodshed. He's slowly starting to consider other methods.
  • Wanted | 50k to Seattle, and 50k to Salish-Sidhe Council on a job we completed successfully. Can you believe that drek?


# Date Link Reward
1 26 February 2082 Sparring Partner Masking
2 19 March 2082 Family, Duty, Honor Adept Centering
3 16 April 2082 No Rest for the Wicked (Management) Power Point
4 13 May 2082 No Run. Power Point
5 4 July 2082 Vignettes Power Point
6 22 August 2082 Two Wolves Power Point

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Use Every PartSarcarian2 November 2082
Mother's Little HelperSarcarian31 August 2082
Cause and EffectArchtmagBy Royal Decree28 August 2082
Gnawer, I Hardly Knew HerAuroraA Ghoulish Case23 August 2082
Two WolvesAurora21 August 2082
The FBI Is Totally FineAurora21 August 2082
DJ SamuraiAurora19 August 2082
Snitches Get... Well, You Know the RestSarcarianShadowHaven Shutdown12 August 2082
A Meatcar Named DesireCutier Than Thou2 August 2082
Tug of WarAsmodeusThe Life and Times of One Kevin Crimes28 July 2082
VignettesSarcarian10 July 2082
Copycat ClientArchtmag7 June 2082
Samurai TimeAurora1 June 2082
A Nest of VipersSarcarian28 May 2082
April Desires Bring May FiresOrionsRequiemCross Flight Love Fight13 May 2082
Out of BalanceOrionsRequiemTwo Steps Ahead11 May 2082
Cultivation CrisisOrionsRequiem30 April 2082
Into the FlytrapAuroraA Scattering of Deadly Petals24 April 2082
The Most Urban Brawl 2: The MetagameOrionsRequiemCross Flight Love Fight21 April 2082
Whispers of OblivionAsmodeus18 April 2082
No Rest for the Wicked (Management)OrionsRequiem16 April 2082
The Most Honorable BirthdayOrionsRequiem8 April 2082
My Bag Is Cooler Than YoursBlood Librarian7 April 2082
What Lies BeneathMursey2 April 2082
Blood HoundsMursey28 March 2082
Family, Duty, HonorSarcarian22 March 2082
Fortunate HistoryOrionsRequiemDragon of a Problem14 March 2082
I've Been FollowedAurora3 March 2082
Black Samurai's Initiation 1Aurora26 February 2082
The Most Urban BrawlOrionsRequiemCross Flight Love Fight24 February 2082



Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Dollmaster 6 1 Fixer(G, N, K, A) Shadowy Manipulator Upgrades, Subtle Touches, Cut and Paste, Arm and a Leg, Leveraging, Long Game, Overwhelming Force Even
Masuyama Kijuro 2 3 Service Renraku Aware Doesn't Speak The Language, Aware, Renraku Security Guard, Blending In, Astral Combat: Katana, Renraku Loyalty/Fear, Expert Swordsman Even
Alias 5 3 Gear SIN Forger SIN Forger, Police Contacts, Disguise Enthusiast, Hacker, Infiltrator, College Educated Even
Cecelia Cross 5 2 Networking CATco Employee Secret Technomancer, Woman Scorned, Tech Expert, Matrix Master, Corporate Life, Network Angel Even
The Dukes 3 1 Service Drug/Moonshine Runners Package Deal, Speedy Delivery, Has Motor Will Drive, The Commander Dunklezhan, Vehicle Familiarity, Scrappy situations Even
Huan-Shi Bai 1 2 Networking Restauranteur Meets all kinds, Adept Farmer & Chef Even
Informer 2 3 Legwork Private Investigator Truthseeker, Magical Expert, Trid Aficionado Even
Jacqueline Grant 1 4 Networking Bartender Elven Blood, Pointy Ears to the Ground Even
Sword 3 3 Custom(A,G,K,N) Sensei Magician, Free Spirit, Sword Sensei, Living Weapon Even
Tee & Vee 2 2 Generalist Bodyguards Morning People, Silent Protectors, Bodyguards, The Rich and the Restless, THE CASE, Our Other Boss is Fed-Bo, Cyberimplanted Combatants Even
Toxic Tension 4 4 Custom(A, N, K, G) Combat DJ SpinGlobal Radicalness And Loyalty!, Extremely Radical, Trog EDM, Keymore, SpinGlobal, Famous Artist, Pyrotechnics Even
Vee-Jay 2 2 Networking Bouncer/Doctorate Student We live in a society!, The List, Sociological Education, Bullied Bouncer, Versed in Venues Even
Warboss 6 2 Fixer Fixer WAAAGH!, Moar Dakka!, Half Machine, All Trog, Gang Boss, Lok'tar Ogar, Crime Lord, Smuggler Even



Contact Position Connection Faction Rep Archetype Health Location
School of Clashing Blades Smashing Fist Member 1 27 Martial Arts School Maintaining Redmond Barrens, Seattle

88s | 5

After putting down an enemy hit squad in San Fran, David Yang owes me.

Ancients | -5

  • Turns out they're super racist and I'm this is pretty self-explanatory.
  • The second time it was because their entire urban brawl team got sliced and diced. In my defense, I had two of their members on my team and I kept 'em both alive, so seems like a mix up.
  • You tackle ONE Spikes member when they're driving down the road harassing people and the ancients hate you a little less. It's weird.

Black Chrysanthemum | -50

Shocking how people who assassinate entire rival gangs feel like you should show mercy...the irony is palpable.

Cross Applied Technologies | 10

I don't...know...that Cecelia is a good person...

Cutters | 1

Okay--called a guy who I DID NOT KNOW, thought I did, and then rescued some kids on accident. Neat!

Federated-Boeing | 0

Bullet Train Hype. Edit: Oof I had a protracted fight with both Brody's bodyguards.

MCT | -40

I mean...okay, so murder a bunch of people and they get super salty about it. Don't hit first if ya can't take a punch am I right?

Shotozumi-gumi | 3

Facilitate a deal instead of stealing from them, even if it's just because your dumb ass walked into an office while he's sitting there, and yeah. Here we are.

Skraacha | 1

You may first arrive in the Ork underground by running from KE, but if you manage to do their dirty work in Yakuza territory AND bring them back 20% of their drugs, they appreciate it. A little bit. You still owe 'em, kid.

Spikes | 2

Ever start a fight, decide not to stab a guy, and they appreciate it from you?


Renraku employees of note erased:

In Character Information

Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result
1 Did you mean Red Samurai?
3 Information on feudal Japan and samurai.
6 Information on runners who call themselves samurai.

Shadow Community Table

Threshold Result
1 Went way too loud downtown, and is now in Warboss's pocket.
3 A talented swordsman who takes orders well, but rarely leads.
5 Knocked out a Renraku businessman at his uncle's funeral. He and Renraku are not on great terms.


  • Trent Kyle "Chad" Johnson (R6 / UCAS) - Adept / Restricted Augs / Restricted Armor / Weapon
  • Katashi Jin (R5 / Renraku) - Adept / Restricted Augs / Restricted Armor / Weapon
  • Levi West (R4 / UCAS) - Adept / Restricted Augs / Restricted Armor / Weapon


Akira's head is shaved on the sides with black hair pulled into a short ponytail on top. His long face is clean shaven. When wearing his Black Samurai garb, he changes his cybereyes to be fully black with no white; when out of costume, his eyes are grey and mimic normal eye structures. Akira is skinny, but sinewy. He weighs an extraordinary amount because of his metal limbs.

Notable Scars

A small scar protrudes out the neckline of his shirt. When shirtless, the thin, deep scar extends from the side of his neck, across his chest, and down underneath his right armpit, thanks to the sharp blade of a Yakuza bodyguard (see Family, Duty, Honor.)

A wide, two inch scar sits just above his heart where he was stabbed with a blade he was imbuing.

Mentor's Mask

Large rack of rotten antlers sprout from his head; dust and flecks of ethereal bone rain from him as he casts; when the mentor's mask is deactivated, the antlers crumble into ash and smoke around him.


As the Black Samurai, he wears a black armored jacket and ballistic mask with matching helmet. Arm and leg guards cover obvious cybernetic limbs. Outside of running, Akira wears hoodies or--when needed--a cheap black suit and black tie.

Matrix Persona

A polyhedral humanoid figure with a deer head; neon purples and pinks radiate from where the surface edges meet.

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