Dragon’s Claw – Master Assassins

Dragons-Claw Atlantica2200 Steve CoopsAs far as assassin teams go in regards to the “Twelve” the Dragon’s Claw are at the top of the hierarchy second only to the Jade Emperor and his bodyguards Yin and Yang. Traditionally, Dragon’s Claw are formed from the assassins who are destined to take over from the Jade Emperor should he/she willingly relinquish power or die from natural causes. Dragon’s Claw are the most loyal Twelve assassins and most trusted.


CLEA DATA FILE

Group Identities:

  • Ryujin (Real name unknown)
  • Seiryu (Real name unknown)

CLEA Classification:

  • Assassin/Tech Augmented Human(Ryujin)
  • Assassin/Tech Augmented Human (Seiryu)

Special Skills and/or Abilities:

  • Ryujin – Expert with using a long sword and kills his victims swiftly. His blade is special in that it has tech of unknown source that allows it to cut through almost anything.
  • Seiryu – Expert at dual wielding knives. Like Ryujin her knives had tech that causes them to vibrate allowing them to slice through most materials
  • (Both) Highly trained in unarmed combat. As well as they are equally at home with firearms and other bladed weapons. The pair are the “premiere” assassins of the Twelve.

Limitation(s)/Weakness(s):

  • Will only attack people not part of an assignment if they interfere and then they will try to disable. Costumed Adventurers will survive an encounter but this is down to Dragon’s Claw choosing to let them go free and not a weakness.

Rap Sheet/Criminal Traits:

  • Multiple counts of homicide

Notes/History

Much of the Twelve remains a mystery even with CLEA’s most thorough investigations. Though the Twelve is regarded as being criminals because their nature is killing. The truth is they are very much more complex than simple killers. For a start they do not simply kill for money and they apparently will not kill if the Twelve’s leader “The Jade Emperor” decrees the target is a potential good asset to society. It is believed the Twelve will even on occasion turn on those that employ their services if such clients are caught dealing vile and harmful practices against society. However the fact remains, they are employed to kill and right or wrong in most areas of the world that crime is illegal.

Of the twelve assassin groups the Twelve operates the Dragon’s claw in unusual since both members of the team are traditionally considered to be worthy successors for when the current Jade Emperor hands reliquieshes his (or her) duties. To qualify for the partnership of Dragon’s Claw a person has to be the most accomplished weapons master in the entire organisation, second only to the Jade Emperor in skill.
Though both Ryujin (the male) and Seiryu (the female) have been seen to wield firearms on occasion those weapons are not considered “honourable” choices for their roles. The Twelve was formed originally from Ronin so bladed weapons are favoured.
The pair will only use firearms as a last resort. Normally Ryujin uses a sword whilst Seiryu who is lightly armoured will use a pair of knifes. She uses speed to close the gap.
Both their outfits (seen here minus their helmets) are almost as technically advanced as the Jade Emperors, although Ryujin’s shoulder armour is generally an ornate decoration he uses to intimidate enemies and are removed in battle to give him extra flexibility. As far as CLEA is aware the bladed weapons the pair uses are fitted with an as yet unidentified technology. The blades vibrate at such a high speed they can literally cut through almost any substance including masonry.

For anyone on their target list that means they have no protection since they are second only in skill to the Jade Emporer and Yin/Yang. Their status means the Jade Emperor normally gives them his most important assignments.

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