Eldest Brother

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Eldest Brother

Abandoned by accident when the monks of the Temple of Rokan banished the last Savage Wave, one Oni-sho was left without guidance on what it means to be an actual being, let alone an Oni. He wandered the world aimlessly, looking for acceptance until he was captured and taken against his will to the Empire. Once there, he was displayed as an oddity and a warning; he was shackled, bound, and dragged from baying crowd to baying crowd surviving only what they threw at him. He was sold eventually to an unscrupulous warlord who forced him to fight in the notorious Jade Pits of the Tzentch Falls, where he met Shiho Hiroto. Eldest brother has always thought of this meeting as the hand of fate at work and not pure happenstance.

Shiho Hiroto recalls it like this, “I met him on my travels. I was living by my sword carving out a reputation for myself as a Ronin. I would journey from one place to the next, to fight, kill, to do what I had to do before moving on. Then one winter I was up near the Tzentch Falls, in the Jade Pits, doing a bit of fighting for the crowds when they brought him out. He was a lot smaller then, almost like their version of a child, and I felt sorry for him. They’d beaten him senseless and tortured him near death. They almost destroyed him. So I broke his chains, slew anyone that got in our way then robbed the counting-house on the way out. We’ve been together ever since.”

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Eldest Brother can deploy with Hiroto, using Flank.  Flank gets him to the action unscathed, but how good is he when he gets there? With three melee dice and Brutal, he seems to be on par with other Oni and Oni-sho but his Kata trait (From a time when he joined the Temple, a story told elsewhere) makes him highly reliable in combat. He can also be used as a Savage Wave faction model due to the duality of his nature that constantly fights for control of who he is.

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Between Regenerate and Consume Soul, it’s easy to keep him topped up on wound boxes so that he’ll keep swinging that club. Eldest Brother was initially available as an extra when pre-ordering Bushido: Risen Sun but is out now for Pre-Order HERE.

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