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Wandering Mercenary
The Astral Walker
An awakened vulpine shifter from Neo-Tokyo
Contact Ownerandbenedict
Public Contact?Yes
LocationSeattle, Puyallup, Tarislar
MetatypeShapeshifter (Vulpine)
Awakened/EmergedAwakened (Explorer)
Preferred Payment MethodNuyen, Favors
Hobbies/ViceSocial Outings
Personal LifeSingle
AspectsSpirit Whisperer
The Astral Walker
Awakened Socialite
Ear to the (Astral) Ground
Esoteric Knowledge


Katsura is an awakened Shifter from Japan. Unfortunately Japan is not too friendly to Shifters. Fortunately, She made friends with a young girl who was the daughter of a Yakuza Lieutenant. Several years ago, she was smuggled out of Tokyo and into Seattle. She has since made a life for herself as a sword for hire. Recently she made contact with her old friend from Japan.

Katsura is an astral combat specialist that owes allegiance to no cause, but is loyal to her friends. Her distrust of strangers has kept her out of more permanent communities like Shadowhaven, or Neohaven. However she still does low threat Shadowrun jobs on the side. Inari Ōkami is her fixer. She follows the Stag mentor spirit.

GM tips

  • Katsura will not reveal to anyone that she is a shifter unless you already know this, or your loyalty is 4 or more.
  • She has a powerful illusion cast over her at all times by Inari Ōkami to make her look like an elf both physically and astrally. This can be broken on a run possibly, and should interact with the above bulletin appropriately.
  • In reference to her "Awakened Socialite" aspect, She is an 8 Charisma character and has attire for up to high society events.

Aspects Description

Aspect Description
The Astral Walker Katsura is an astral explorer who practically lives on the astral plane. She has a katana with a R4 weapon focus in it. +2 to checks relating to assensing, astral combat, arcana, and using her weapon focus.
Spirit Whisperer Katsura has made many spirit friends over the years. She is better at talking to them than metahumans. Katsura can communicate with all spirits, and recieves a +2 to social tests when interacting with them.
Awakened Socialite Katsura loves social outings, and has extremely high natural charisma. If you are doing a social Run she can make an excellent party date. +2 to active social checks.
Ear to the (Astral) Ground Katsura spends a lot of time with spirits and has a solid grasp on news and rumors in the astral world. +2 to checks relating to current events among spirits and the astral world.
Esoteric Knowledge Katsura has conversed with some of the oldest wild spirits in existence. She travels to Metaplanes that we can only theorize about. Her adventures take her to the darkest corners of existence, and give her access to knowledge that has been lost. Even knowledge as far back as the Fourth World... +2 to checks relating to Lost and Esoteric Knowledge, The Fourth World, Horrors, and The Enemy.


Knowledge Checks 8 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety
Active Checks 12 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety
Gear Acquisition Checks 2 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety
Networking Checks 4 + Loyalty + Aspects - Notoriety


Player Characters with this Contact

Katherine Tyler3+2Even
Ty Vallynn4Even

NPC who know this contact


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