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Lord Shojo (deceased)
Ability to fool magical lie detection (Ex)
Daimyo Kubota was a male human aristocrat and the head of House Kubota. He led several noble houses in abandoning Azure City on the eve of battle of Azure City over a disagreement with Lord Hinjo and Roy Greenhilt regarding how best to address the impending threat of Xykon.
Due to the ruling of the lone magistrate to escape the fall of the city, Hinjo was unable to arrest Kubota for these actions. As Kubota's ships sailed with the fleet of refugees leaving the city, he made several more attempts on Lord Hinjo's life using charmed aquatic monsters and his own ninja, Therkla.
Hinjo described Kubota as the kind of man who would not care whether all of Azure City fell to the forces of evil, just so long as he came out of it with his power intact. However, Kubota actually was more actively villainous than even Hinjo suspected, conspiring with devils to place himself on Azure City's throne. Kubota had an appreciation for the finer things in life, from caviar to imported rugs, which extends to a dim view of commoners like Kazumi Kato and her husband Daigo.
While he surrendered to Elan following the murder of Therkla, he seemed infinitely confident of the aristocratic countermeasures he had plotted out, assuming that any trial will turn into a circus to make Hinjo look even worse, in part due to a non specified "aristocrat-friendly prestige class that grants the extraodinary ability to fool magical lie detection". All his bragging was for naught; Kubota never even got to trial, thanks to a Disintegrate spell from an annoyed and trance-deprived Vaarsuvius. This was followed with Gust of Wind, which effectively swept Kubota's remains into the sea, thus preventing him from being resurrected.
Vaarsuvius then admitted to not even knowing the man's name or precisely what he had done wrong, simply that, as Elan's prisoner, he was most likely a villain of some sort, and that the trial Kubota mentioned would distract from Vaarsuvius' research. Elan did not approve of the killing, comparing to it something Belkar would have done.
Kubota appeared in the bonus digital comic "Spoiler Alert", published in February 2015, featuring Therkla.
- ↑ Comic #414, "Noble is Goodble"
- ↑ Comic #453, "Heck of a Fight"
- ↑ Comic #435, "Amoral Dilemma"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Comic #503, "Surreptitious Admirer"
- ↑ Comic #506, "Flanking Crush"
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Comic #509, "It Has Flowers, Hearts, and a DC 30 Lock"
- ↑ Comic #631, "Who Doesn't Get Ten of These a Week?"
- ↑ Comic #594,Rock the Boat"
- ↑ Comic #595, "Trial of the Century"
- ↑ Comic #596, "Convenience Story"
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