|"Samurai" by ~janjinator|
Night Samurai are nature spirits summoned on moonless nights, and shaped into man-forms built from the elements of Earth and Air (in its guise of Night). A pile of twigs, some obsidian glass, and a slight breeze are the only things required to call these creatures up and charge them with completing an assassination. Theiir obsidian blades are sharper than surgical scalpels and will make short work of leather, cloth, or wooden armor.
The summoner of a Night Samurai must always stay near it, remaining no farther away than 300 paces; otherwise the spirit is freed and the creature falls to pieces. But as long as the summoner stays near, and the Night Samurai retains its heartglass (a piece of obsidian stone with rust red streaks that serves as its heart) the creature will have a sufficient degree of cohesion to hunt its prey.
Night Samurai are not active or visible during the day. At dusk, a Night Samurai takes on its man-form and resumes the hunt for its assigned prey. Their preferred methods rely on stealth and surprise. They are the perfect assassin for someone travelling on a path or trail. Night Samurai will wait standing perfectly still in utter darkness, until their prey comes within striking distance. Then they strike as swiftly as the wind.
Each dawn the Night Samurai falls apart, tumbling into a harmless pile of wood, leaves, and glass stone. At sunset, the Night Samurai re-form, and seek out their prey. When they accomplish their mission, their energy dissipates and they tumble down again, never to re-form.
Night Samurai are very vulnerable to fire and somewhat vulnerable to particularly strong winds. The former will destroy their body; the latter will scatter its form, rendering it unable to perform a strike.
- Fire 5
- Earth 7
- Air 3
- Water 2
- Heartstone - As long as their Heartstone is present, Night Samurai can reform their bodies. This is true as long as their wood and leafy components have not been scattered or burned away (2 point power, frequent and major)
- Natural Disguise - A Night Samurai may disguise itself by becoming perfectly still and blending with shadows, OR by tumbling for a time into a pile of wood, leaves, and glass stone (2 point power, frequent and major)