Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 9 STR -1 11- Lift 87.1 kg; 1 1/2d6 HTH Damage  13 DEX 9 12- OCV: 4/DCV: 4 11 CON 2 11- 10 BODY 0 11- 18 INT 8 13- PER Roll 13-/14- 14 EGO 8 12- ECV: 5 11 PRE 1 11- PRE Attack: 2d6 14 COM 2 12- 4 PD 2 Total: 4 PD (0 rPD) 4 ED 2 Total: 4 ED (0 rED) 3 SPD 7 Phases: 4, 8, 12 4 REC 0 22 END 0 21 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 40 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 1"/2" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 7 Can Handle His Booze: +10 CON; Only For Resisting The Effects Of Intoxication (-2) 5 "Villain In Training": +10 PRE; Only To Defend Against Presence Attacks (-1) 1 Sharp Ears: +1 PER with Normal Hearing Perks 1 Favor from Balalaika Skills 10 Understands The World Of Business: +2 with Interaction Skills 3 Bureaucratics 11- 3 Combat Driving 12- Notes: Used with automobile. 1 Computer Programming (Personal Computers) 8- 3 Conversation 11- 5 Deduction 14- 3 CK: Roanapura, Thailand 13- 2 CK: Tokyo 11- 3 Persuasion 11- 2 PS: Salariman (for Asahi Heavy Industries) 11- 3 SS: Geology (specifically rare earths and rare earth metals) 13- 2 SS: Mathematics 11- 1 Streetwise 8- 3 Trading 11- 2 TF: SCUBA, Small Motorized Boats, Small Motorized Ground Vehicles 3 Linguist 2 1) Language: English (completely fluent; literate) 1 2) Language: Italian (basic conversation; literate) 0 3) Language: Japanese (idiomatic; literate) 1 4) Language: Spanish (fluent conversation; literate) 3 Scholar 1 1) KS: Asahi Heavy Industries History And Customs 11- 2 2) KS: Rare Earths/Rare Earth Metals/Elements Of The Periodic Table 13- 1 3) KS: Roanapura Underworld 11- 2 4) KS: Tea 13- 2 5) KS: The Business World 13- 2 6) KS: The Loveless Family 13- 80 Total Powers & Skills Cost 120 Total Character Cost 75+ Disadvantages 5 Distinctive Features: "Different"/Out Of His Realm (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Large Group; Not Distinctive In Some Cultures) 5 Hunted: Other Criminal Factions in Roanapura 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, Limited Geographical Area, Watching) 0 Normal Characteristic Maxima 15 Psychological Limitation: Tries To Adhere To A Moral Code (Common, Strong) 5 Social Limitation: Declared Dead In Japan (Occasionally, Minor) 15 Experience 120 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: A salariman with Asahi Heavy Industries, Rokurou Okajima (nicknamed "Rock" by Dutch) was the head of Materials Procurement, which meant he went on business trips, made phone calls, wrote reports, and generally "sucked up" to his bosses. At one point he was asked to hand-deliver a CD of information to a location in southeast Asia, a trip that resulted in his being captured by the crew of the Black Lagoon. Asahi, in an effort to cover-up the contents of the CD, sent a mercenary unit after the Black Lagoon, with orders to kill all involved—Rock included.
The crew of the Black Lagoon, assisted by Rock, managed to defeat the mercenaries, and when all was said and done, Rock discovered he'd been declared dead by Asahi back in Japan. Refusing a request to join his department chief for a trip back home, Rock instead elected to remain with Lagoon Couriers, where he could decide his own fate. Currently he serves as their account manager, dealing with the company's contacts on a diplomatic level.
Rock appears in Episode 1, The Black Lagoon, and every episode afterwards. Episode 7, Calm Down, Two Men, provides a bit of insight into his character, as well as his talk with Revy in the wreck of the U-1234 in Eagle Hunting And Hunting Eagles. In addition, the entire Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise story arc reveals a lot about Rock—both his background and his motivations.
Personality/Motivation: The strongest impression I get of Rock is of a man who isn't certain where he belongs. He obviously didn't like corporate life much and describes a rather distant family relationship. His parents apparently don't think much of him since he didn't pass his college exams on the first try and pay far more attention to his older brother, who has a governmental job. He sticks with Lagoon Couriers because he considers them his friends, but even then, is often taken back by the violence that is a regular occurrence in Roanapura. Interestingly, it is this aversion to violence, as well as Rock's use of diplomacy when dealing with others, that has brought him to the attention of such people as Balalaika, Yolonda, and even Eda (who seems to be romantically interested in him).
Quotes: "When I was invited by [Revy], it was like something blew through me. Something snapped."
"I am... I am where I'm standing. No where else."
"These are my friends, but they're worth sticking with."
"I feel like I've been running away since kindergarten."
Powers/Tactics: For a man who failed his college entrance exams, Rock is a very bright individual. He picks up on subtle clues quickly and is often the first to notice if something isn't right with a job. Skilled at dealing with people, he speaks several languages, including his native Japanese, as well as English, Spanish, and seems to be familiar with others, such as Italian, Russian, and Romanian. Time spent chugging drinks at corporate functions has given him a strong tolerance for alcohol, while his time in Roanapura has jaded him to most displays of violence.
Appearance: Rock is of average height for a Japanese male (i.e. 5'6" or so), with a slender build. He still dresses like a salariman, in slacks, white dress shirt, and tie, and apparently never bothers to wear anything else, even the Hawaiian shirt Revy bought for him at the market.
Designer's Notes: I built Rock as a normal, but boosted his INT and EGO to match scenes from the anime. Can Handle His Booze was taken from Pulp Hero and allows him to match Revy drink for drink.
(Rock created by Rei Hiroe, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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