From ShadowHaven Reloaded
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Yakuza Patriarch (Retired)
Cranky Old Man
Owns Way Too Many Swords
Seriously, What's With All The Swords?
Contact OwnerCutierThanThou
Public Contact?Yes
ArchetypeFixer (N,K,G,A)
Preferred Payment MethodFavors
Hobbies/ViceDude, Stop Buying So Many Swords
Personal LifeSingle, Not Looking To Mingle
FactionArakawa Clan
AspectsMeasure Twice
Cut Once
Burgeoning Artiste
Family First
Sword Saint
Checkered Past
Equal-Opportunity Employer


Arakawa Kenzo ("The Kensei Sensei") is the former patriarch of the Arakawa clan, a yakuza group widely disliked by their peers for their comparatively open-minded membership policies, and tendency to pull on the brakes and intervene when they feel that the other gangs have gone too far. Whilst he prefers for cooler heads and diplomacy to prevail, he has no compunctions about resorting to violence in the interest of keeping the peace.

In his retirement, he has, for the most part, put down his sword, and has taken a much more holistic view of the intricate politics of crime networking. Functionally, this means he can be taken as a Sensei (Ettiquete) with the appropriate positive quality.

Aspects Description

Aspect Description
Measure Twice, Cut Once Patience is a virtue. At least, so Kenzo keeps telling you. Everything this contact does is undertaken with precision and care, meaning it takes twice as long. If you try to hurry him along, he'll reset the timer.
Burgeoning Artiste Kenzo is spending his retirement practicing his woodcarving and caligraphy. It helps keep his mind clear and sharp. +2 dicepool bonus to Active (Artisan) checks, or for practical knowledge about traditional art.
Family First Kenzo is more inclined to take actions that would benefit the Arakawa clan and its members.
Sword Saint It's easy to forget, but Kenzo was one of the most accomplished swordsmen in the country once. Maybe he still is.
Checkered Past Kenzo may be out of the game, but he still has connections. +2 dicepool bonus to networking and knowledge checks pertaining to the world of organised crime.
Equal-Opportunity Employer The Arakawa clan are surprisingly open-minded for Yakuza. Maybe that's why they have so many enemies. +2 dicepool bonus to acquire gear that requires a metahuman adjustment.
Honor-Bound Kenzo's word should not be taken lightly. His dicepool is increased by two on loyalty tests.


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


Player Characters with this Contact

No active characters with this contact have been found.

NPC who know this contact

Narrative Significant Runs

No runs yet. This list will auto-populate when this character is tagged in a run AAR.