Hanmei is Japanese for “the Proving.” The origins of this
full-contact competition are shrouded in the mists of the
tournament’s Yakuza past. Ancient documents obtained by
a raid on a Hong Kong warehouse by Communist Chinese
Internal Security forces suggest that, in medieval Japan, this
kind of tournament was a way of choosing the warriors most
worthy of being the Oyabun’s personal guard. However,
some Japanese scholars dispute the original interpretation of
these documents, which have since disappeared.
Whatever the origins of this tournament, its more recentlocation remains unknown at the present time.
history can be brought into slightly sharper focus. The
following information comes from British Intelligence, by
way of a source in the Hong Kong police, who spoke on
condition of anonymity. The Hanmei is held in three stages.
The first stage is held in the backstreets of Japan and (in
recent years) the West Coast of America, the second stage is
held in secret locations in Hong Kong and Okinawa, and the
final stage is held in the same location every year, but that
Characters are currently 6th level. We're using RPGObject's
Modern20 game system along with the expanded rules from
Martial Arts20 and Hunters20.
Note: campaign is on a holiday hiatus until January 5th, 2008.