SILK MOTHER [RONIN ADVANCED SCHOOL/ COURTIER]
Traits/Rings: Awareness 5, Void 4
Skills: Tea Ceremony 5, Temptation 5, Commerce 3
Disadvantages/Advantages: Social Disadvantage (Geisha), must have control ((direct or indirect) over all geisha houses over at least a single district
Others: While geisha can be of both genders, mothers are exclusively female.
RANK 1: RESPECT OF THE MOTHER
The okasan is the mother of all geishas in a district and knows that reputation is the only true virtue, not honour or social status. An okasan can spend a Void Point to have her Status raised to a value equal to Glory or Infamy for a single hour. An okasan can be a dangerous enemy, specially for those without the shield of the Celestial Order; she gains a Free Raise on all Social Rolls against geishas and characters with less than Status 1.
RANK 2: MOTHER KNOWS BEST
Every children has a confident on their mother, and geisha are good daughters. If you have the opportunity to seek out your daughters or visit your establishment you may spend a Void point to roll Courtier/Awareness at TN 25 to learn one piece of critically useful information (chosen by the GM).
RANK 3: MOTHER CARESS
The patrons of your sons and daughters come to see you as some sort of surrogate mother and affective figure, opening themselves for manipulation. A okasan may spent a Void Point after 10 min conversation with a client of your daughters and sons or someone at an establishment she owns to make an opposed Temptation (Seduction)/Awareness vs Etiquette (Courtesy)/Willpower. In case of a failure the target gains one of the following Disadvantages for a month: Antisocial (1 rank), Ascetic, Bitter Betrothal, Black Sheep, Brash, Can’t Lie, Compulsion (1 rank), Contrary, Dependant, Disbeliever, Doubt, Fascination, Frail Mind, Greedy, Jealousy, Lechery, Lost Love, Overconfident, Soft-Heartened, Sworn Enemy, True Love. A victim may spend 5 Honour points to ignore an advanced obtained this way for a day. A character can only have one Disadvantage conferred by this technique; further uses either reset duration and/or exchange Disadvantage.