Agasha Meiling


1. What clan does your character belong to?

2. What family does your character belong to?

3. Is your character a bushi, a shugenja, or a courtier?

4. How would others describe your character’s appearance?
Meiling has long dark hair with a reddish tint, usually braided with a purple ribbon, and intense grey eyes. Although usually one of the shortest people in the room, she nevertheless makes a point of looking directly in the eyes of whoever she talks to.

5. What is your character’s primary motivation?
Meiling is dedicated to proving herself to be the best at what she does. She secretly desires to become a yojimbo, but makes little effort to pursue this.

6. Who is the person your character trusts most in the world?
Meiling’s mother is an Utaku Battle Maiden who married into the Dragon clan and arranged for her daughter’s entrance into the Mirumoto Bushi school once it became obvious she did not have the magical talent to become a shugenja.

7. What is your character’s greatest strength and weakness?
Meiling is incredibly persistent in the pursuit of her goals, although she tends to take any setback as a personal affront. She is fiercely protective of her family and clan, and has no patience with those who would jeopardize their safety. She holds herself to incredibly high standards and finds it easier to forgive the transgressions of others than her own.

8. What does your character think of Bushido?
Meiling considers Honor and Courage the most important tenets, although she attempts to uphold all of them for the most part. She believes the tenet of Duty is flawed, for it makes no allowances for circumstances in which one is not responsible for one’s actions.

9. What is your character’s opinion of his clan?
Meiling is grateful to her clan for allowing her to train as a bushi after she failed as a shugenja.

10. Is your character married?
Meiling was betrothed some years ago, but negotiations fell through around the time she joined the Mirumoto Bushi school.

11. Does your character have any prejudices?
Meiling does not have many specific prejudices, although she finds the Phoenix almost unbearably arrogant.

12. To whom does your character owe the most loyalty?
{I think~ Meiling serves directly under Pat’s character, as the current governor of the village where she is stationed. He is not the one to whom she owes the most loyalty, however.}

13. What are your character’s favorite and least favorite things?
Meiling’s mother taught her to ride almost as soon as she could walk, and she still enjoys the activity. She practices swords more out of a sense of duty than pleasure, as she believes that she is not quite suited for it. She dislikes being out at night.

14. Does your character have any recurring mannerisms?
Meiling always stares directly in the eyes of whoever she speaks to, even to the point of being disconcerting.

15. What about your character’s emotions?
Meiling despises being patronized and finds it difficult to conceal her annoyance at such. She doesn’t like talking about her immediate family, although her deflections in this case seem more sad than angry.

16. How would your character handle a subordinate’s improper behavior?
Meiling is perhaps overly forgiving at times, believing very few actions of her subordinates unforgivable. As long as the subordinate conveys sincere remorse for at least the necessity of the improper behavior, she is willing to work with them to make amends.

17. How would your character’s parents describe him?
Meiling has a good relationship with her mother and a slightly strained one with her father. Her mother always thought Meiling would make a good bushi and only regrets that her daughter could not attend the Utaku school. Her father is disappointed that she was not able to become a shugenja and tends to be distant and cool towards her.

18. What is your character’s highest ambition?
Meiling desires to become a master in her school, as well as an illustrious warlord. She isn’t willing to compromise herself to reach this goal, but she would do a lot.

19. How religious is your character?
Growing up, Meiling always believed she would be a shugenja, and she has mostly maintained the attendant religious devotion, stopping by the temple when she has the opportunity and praying regularly.

20. How will your character die?
If asked, Meiling will reply that she wants to die peacefully after a long and honourable career serving her lord. However, part of her believes that only dying while protecting a noncombatant will redeem her.

Agasha Meiling

Shattered Empire: In the Shadows of the Dragon Mountains cbeahon Calianne