Demon Hanzo, Devil Hanzo, Hanzo the Ghost, Shogun of the Dark. Hattori Hanzo is a Wraith, a Revenant Spirit returned from the grave with human form to avenge his death and the destruction of the Iga Clan.
The goal of this guild was to create a powerful Shinobi who can stealth, cast and fight without risk of death or the need for defenders.
Strengths: strong mind,at-will invisibility, at-will teleport, at-will fly, at-will terrain walk (all) What is percieved as Hanzo is nearly always a mere shadow clone. The true Hanzo is invisiible and hidden within spell range.
Weaknesses: Frail body
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Hanzo, Hattori, level 11 Revenant, Assassin|Wizard, Scion of Arkhosia Hybrid Assassin: Hybrid Assassin Fortitude Hybrid Talent: Shadow Step Dragon Breath Key Ability: Dragon Breath Dexterity Dragon Breath Damage Type: Dragon Breath Fire Choose your Race in Life: Dragonborn Background: Windrise Ports (Windrise Ports Benefit)
FINAL ABILITY SCORES Str 6, Con 10, Dex 23, Int 25, Wis 19, Cha 6.
STARTING ABILITY SCORES Str 5, Con 9, Dex 18, Int 20, Wis 18, Cha 5.
AC: 24 Fort: 20 Reflex: 24 Will: 23 HP: 64 Surges: 8 Surge Value: 16
TRAINED SKILLS Arcana +17, Stealth +17, Insight +15, Acrobatics +17, Thievery +17, Nature +15
UNTRAINED SKILLS Bluff +3, Diplomacy +3, Dungeoneering +10, Endurance +9, Heal +10, History +12, Intimidate +5, Perception +10, Religion +12, Streetwise +3, Athletics +3
FEATS Learned Spellcaster: Ritual Caster Level 1: Hybrid Talent Level 2: Dragonborn Soul Level 4: Draconic Reaping Level 6: Sneak of Shadows Level 8: Learned Spellcaster Level 10: Cursed Shadow Level 11: Acolyte Power
POWERS Hybrid at-will 1: Winged Horde Hybrid at-will 1: Shadow Storm Tome of the Replenishing Flame +3: Flaming Sphere Tome of the Replenishing Flame +3: Wall of Fire Hybrid encounter 1: Shadow Darts Hybrid daily 1: Targeted for Death Hybrid utility 2: Arcane Mutterings (retrained to Fleeting Ghost at Acolyte Power) Hybrid encounter 3: Fire Shroud Hybrid daily 5: Stinking Cloud Hybrid utility 6: Perfect Balance Hybrid encounter 7: Fire Burst Hybrid daily 9: Summon Succubus Hybrid utility 10: Promise of Retribution
ITEMS Tome of the Replenishing Flame +3, Rod of the Dragonborn +1, Shimmering Cloth Armor (Basic Clothing) +2, Cloak of Distortion +2, Mage’s Bastard sword +3, Orb of Inescapable Consequences +2, Orb of Unlucky Exchanges +3, Transference Dagger +2, Potion Bandolier (heroic tier), Bag of Holding (heroic tier), Potion of Healing (heroic tier) (6)
A shadow of his former self, in life, Hattori Hanzo of the Iga Clan was a Jonin Shinobi of Amateras (Sun Slayers), a secret society that exists in the shadow of the Iga. As the sun erases the darkness, Hanzo was a martial weapon whos skill employed powerful magic pulled form the gods of the multiverse for the purpose of destroying demons. As the leader of Iga’s assassin clans, Hanzo and his ninja armies vowed to protect the world from that darkness.
For many years, the Iga maintained order by killing rival ninja and preventing political executions. Together, Hanzo and his sworn brother Galford were feared by man and demon. No trap went unseen, save one.
Fuma Kotaro is a powerful demon lord who took the shape of a man and founded the Fuma assassin clans of the prime-material plane. He exists in this plane to replace order with chaos that humanity will never have peaceful sleep. His meddling in the wars of men were hindered many times by Hanzo and his Iga shadows. Having failed to assassinate both Hanzo and Galford and then failing again to defeat Hanzo in battle, Fuma waited for the dark star to allign in his favor.
By the light of the Blood Moon, having slipped past the Iga lines on the chosen night and with many a dark ritual in play, Fuma killed a high ranking lord under Hanzo’s direct protection. Blinded by necrotic rage, Hanzo called the entire Iga clan to pursue the treacherous wind demon. Led by Hanzo, the Iga tracked Fuma through moonlit forests across silver rivers to the mid-night sea.
The Iga scouts informed Lord Hanzo that Fuma and his clan had stolen a cargo ship and were trapped on the distant island. They informed their leader that they suspected treachery but the once patient Hanzo seemed to them like a man possessed by ghosts. Hanzo ordered them to attack the island.
Using his authority from the Shogun’s chief retainer Yagyu Jubei, Hanzo took charge of 15 cargo ships and led the entire Iga fighting force across the channel. Meanwhile, an Iga woman came to Galford in the night. She told him that Hanzo appeared bewitched and was breaking his own code of war. Alarmed, Galford hurried to investigate.
As the clouds erased the moon’s red light from the raging waters, so too did the clouds of hell’s domination lift from Hanzo’s eyes. The Shinobi Lord quickly used his power to dispel the Fuma’s demon illusion but it was far too late.
Fuma and his clan had used powerful magic to disguise their trap. The entire channel had been covered with black oil. In a flash of light, the sea exploded in flames 1000 feet high, consuming the fleet like straw in the inferno. Hanzo and every assassin with him burned to ash in Fuma’s hell while his demons laughed from the trees.
Galford arrived at sunrise too late to be of use. To his horror, the ghost of his childhood friend rose from the water.
Hanzo’s wraith told him what happened. Through tearful sobs, Galford vowed vengeance but the ghost of Hanzo reminded Galford that by destroying his clan, Fuma had made this a debt of family honor. Galford was a gaigin, a white foreigner and this was a personal matter.
Hanzo asked Galford for permission to dwell in his body and to use it as a weapon when Fuma was close. Galford agreed and Hanzo faded to mist, sharing Galford’s skull as a phylactery for his vengeful soul.
Many years went by and Galford tracked the demon lord across space and time, eventually tracking Fuma to a world called Toril. Here, the collapse of the Spell Weave with the murder of the goddess Mystara had made humanity vulnerable and ripe for demon plunder. Yet, while Fuma was an immortal demon, Galford was mortal. His journey had weakened him greatly (er, first lvl).
In the first battle of Fey Shadow Keep in the forgotten realms, Galford’s strength gave out. After loosing 300 unerring force daggers in 12 seconds to eradicate untold waves of the demonic sliver hordes, Galford fell, (NERF BAT spitting cobra stance) exhausted from an effort that once would not have fazed him. Swarmed by the sliver hordes of fey, death was imminent.
Helpless to aid him, Balasar’s Avengers watched as that swarm was instantly extinguished in a roaring wall of hell fire.
Like a phoenix from the ashes, Hanzo the Revenant arose fully formed, using Galford’s living body.
Galford’s wolf Poppy howled in anguish and ran off into the tree line.
Hanzo the Ghost joined with Balasar’s mercenaries and explained that Galford’s spirit rested fully aware behind his eyes.
Hanzo can do little without Galford’s subconscious consent. Occasionally, Poppy the wolf is seen, watching the mercenaries from the tree line and most nights are filled with the baying of her mournful howls.
Hanzo can summon and shape hellfire at will. He can also summon the shades of his fallen Iga ninjas from the plane of shadow. Although his shadow ninja cannot yet fully form on Toril so soon after the murder of Mystara, Hanzo may be drawing the power of Toril’s shadow goddess Mask to correct this weakness and build an army of shadow ninja to avenge his lost honor. It is not yet understood if Hanzo is drawing power from the Shadow Weave with or without that God’s consent.
Hanzo’s spirit cannot rest until he has had his revenge on Fuma. He will thus follow the demon to any realm or dimension. Hanzo works to regain his lost power to insure the success of this vendetta.
He also seeks to release Galford from the chains of his vow by making himself a demi-lich. If he accomplishes this, then Hanzo can build a proper phylactery, return Galford’s body and manifest through shinobi necromancy a new body to bring war to Fuma. He will offer that demon lord’s vast treasure to Balasar and his mercenaries if they aid him and Galford in this quest.