Name: Mochizuki Chiyome
Equivalent Chess Piece: Queen
Existence in Current Reality: Historical
Greatest Attributes: Strength of will; Skill with edged weapons
Greatest Fear: Losing
Weapon of Choice: Smoke Bomb
Effect: The Smoke Bomb is a subtle weapon that allows for the set up of future attacks. It will not often win the battle, but it puts the Ninja in position to win the war.
Disposition: Chiyome was a 16th century noble woman and poet. After her husband, Mochizuki Moritoki, a samurai lord, was killed in the fourth battle of Kawanakajima in 1561*, Chiyome had no choice but to live in the care of her husband’s uncle Takeda Shingen. Rather than become another concubine in Shingen’s harem, Chiyome accepted the mission of recruiting and then training a network of female ninja known as kunoichi with the understanding that she would then employ them against her husband’s enemies. Fueled by equal parts vengeance and loathing Chiyome embraced her new life with aplomb. At the height of her power she commanded a veritable army of shrine maidens, wandering priestesses, actresses, prostitutes, and geisha. The enemies of the Takeda clan continually found themselves out maneuvered and often dead. In 1573 Shingen himself disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and at that point Chiyome vanishes from the historical record.
* This is Standard Earth Years.
OverNote: In addition to being a deadly assassin and an iron willed leader, Mochizuki Chiyome makes a damn fine batch of chocolate chip cookies. Just be sure you have some narcan handy before you try them.