Campaign:Exalted MODERN/Mark

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Basics[edit]

  • Campaign: MODERN AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  • Name: Mark Letov
  • Concept: Expedition leader
  • Caste/Aspect: Waning Moon Lunar
  • Motivation: ???
  • Positive Intimacies: Pretty things, cats, the joys of spring, discovering new people and new civilizations, ???
  • Negative Intimacies:
  • Anima: A dancing silver crane
  • Totem: Demoiselle Crane (Anthropoides virgo)
  • Tattoos: None
  • Tell: White hair-antennae just above the ears, shooting straight back
  • Experience: 13/50

Background[edit]

  • Born 7 Dec 1972
  • NYC public school 1978-1990
    Learned Hebrew at temple due to kvetching from grandparents -- they were growing up when it was made illegal
  • NYU late 1990 -- early 1994; archaeology/biology
    Met David in Bio 101.
    Studied abroad in Buenos Aires for senior year; learned Spanish, studied Inca ruins
    Met Carmen at the start of senior year, late 1993
    Graduated in the middle of the pack
  • Spent 3 months in late 1994 in Siwa Oasis, Egypt on a dig looking for Alexander's tomb; needed money to make ends meet
    Learned Arabic; discovered a demand for something he could supply
  • Decided on running the expedition business with Carmen
  • Started a website in 1995 to handle scheduling customers, but it didn't take off as well as Amazon did; struggled for a while with part-time jobs in between the occasional expeditions.
  • SEALED BY ORDER OF THE MAIDEN OF SECRETS
    Is it boring? Is it exciting? Is it both?! IT IS A MYSTERY
  • He loves nuts and seeds: cashews and sunflower kernels particularly. He gets secondary screening every time he gets in an airplane.

Appearance[edit]

  • Wavy black hair, not as curly as his mother's.
  • 6'6", 205lbs: tall and bulky; not fat, but by no means small or thin.

Attributes[edit]

Strength  ●●     Charisma     ●●●●●  Perception   ●●
Dexterity ●●●●●  Manipulation ●●●    Intelligence ●●
Stamina   ●●●●   Appearance   ●●●●●  Wits         ●●●●●

Abilities[edit]

Archery      ●●●    Craft              Bureaucracy   
Athletics    ●      Larceny     ●      Investigation ●●●●●
Awareness    ●      Linguistics ●●     Lore          ●●
Dodge        ●●●    Performance ●      Occult        
Integrity    ●      Presence    ●●●●●  Medicine      
Martial Arts ●      Ride        
Melee               Sail        ●
Resistance   ●      Socialize   ●
Thrown              Stealth     ●●●
War                 Survival    ●

Specialties[edit]

Martial Arts (Hugs) ●
Presence (Hugs) ●
Presence (You are safe with me, my friend) ●●
Presence (Ladies) ●●
Investigation (Over dinner) ●●
:+1bp

Languages[edit]

  • Germanic
    Native: English (American), Brooklyn middle-class
  • Semitic
    Learned: Hebrew (Liturgical)
    Learned: Arabic (Eastern Libyan)
  • Romance
    Learned: Spanish (Rioplatense)

Backgrounds[edit]

Resources:    ●●●    Income from business
Heartsblood:  ●●●
Contacts:     ●      Major: David; minor: Extreme survivalists
Contacts:     ●●     Major: Ex-wives; minor: Ladies~

Heartsblood forms[edit]

  • Calico cat (Felis catus)
  • Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus)
  • House sparrow (Passer domesticus)
  • Beagle (Canis familiaris)
  • Sea otter (Enhydra lutris)
  • Eastern Cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus)
  • Red rock crab (Grapsus grapsus)
  • Elk (Cervus canadensis)
  • Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
  • Cascavel pit viper (Crotalus durissus terrificus)
  • Mule (Equus caballus + E. asinus)
  • Crested owl (Lophostrix cristata)
  • Cuvier's beaked whale (Ziphius cavirostris)
  • Yellow-naped Amazon parrot (Amazona auropalliata)
  • Dyeing dart frog (Dendrobates tinctorius)
  • Helmeted gecko (Tarentola chazaliae)
  • ???
  • ???
  • ???
  • ???

Merits & Flaws[edit]

  • Unskilled 1
  • Virtue weakness 1: Conviction (Anything for a beautiful lady -2)

Knacks[edit]

  • Humble Mouse Shape (Ess 2 Sta 3 p132): Targets as small as a mouse are valid.
  • Prey's Skin Disguise (Ess 2 App 3 p132): Human targets are valid.
  • Life of the Hummingbird (Ess 2 Wit 3 p135)
  • Quicksilver Second Face (Ess 2 Dex 4 p137): Change shape as Speed 3 misc for +1m.
  • Lightning Change Style (Ess 3 Dex 5 p137): Change shape as reflexive action for +3m.

Charms[edit]

Dexterity[edit]

  • 3rd: 4m

Stamina[edit]

  • 3rd: 4m
  • Bruise-Relief Method (Sta 2 Ess 2 p160): 1m/level, Reflexive, Combo-OK Gift, Instant.

Charisma[edit]

  • 1st: 1m/die

Appearance[edit]

  • 3rd: 4m
  • Perfect Symmetry (App 3 Ess 2 p177): 4m, Simple (Speed 6, DV -1), Combo-OK, One scene.
  • Glance-Oration Technique (App 4 Ess 3 p178): 5m 1w, Simple (Speed 6, DV -1), Combo-OK Obvious, One scene.

C-C-C-Combos[edit]

Essence[edit]

  • Essence: ●●●
  • Regeneration: 4/hour relaxed, 8/hour sleeping
  • Personal Essence Pool: 19/19
  • Peripheral Essence Pool: 48/48
  • Committed Essence: 0

Willpower[edit]

  • Willpower: ●●●●● ●●●
  • Temporary: □□□□□ □□□

Virtues[edit]

Virtues:
Compassion ●●●●●
Conviction ●●●
Temperance ●
Valor      ●●
Virtue flaw: Mother Hen (Compassion)
Limit condition: Suppressing Compassion; resisting UMI; when touched by the light of the full moon
Limit: □□□□□ □□□□□

Inventory[edit]

  • Ballistic jacket

Manses and Hearthstones[edit]

Combat[edit]

Dodge DV: 6
Dodge MDV: 6
Soak: 0A/2L/4B
Pierced: 0A/2L/4B
Hardness: 0

Attacks[edit]

Punch:       Spd 5 Hit 7     Dmg 2B    PDV 4   Rate 3
Kick:        Spd 5 Hit 6     Dmg 5B    PDV 2   Rate 2
Clinch:      Spd 6 Hit 6     Dmg 2B            Rate 1 Piercing

Health[edit]

□ -0
□ -1
□ -1
□ -1
□ -2
□ -2
□ -2
□ -4
□ -4
□ Incapacitated
□ Dying
□ Dying
□ Dying
□ Dying

Background characters[edit]

  • Paternal grandmother: Ekaterina Georgievna Letova (maiden name Makarova); b. 1920 Tsaritsyn, Russian SFSR; d. 2001 Volgograd, Russia
  • Paternal grandfather: Vladimir Alexandrovich Letov; b. 1918 Kamyshin, Russian SFSR; d. 5 Oct 1942 Battle of the Stalingrad Tractor Factory; Junior Sergeant
  • Maternal grandmother: Anna Tairova (maiden name Schachter); b. 21 Aug 1927 Koenigsberg, East Prussia, Wiemar Republic; moved to NYC 1971; Motivation: WHY DON'T YOU SETTLE DOWN WITH A NICE JEWISH GIRL
  • Maternal grandfather: Tal Evgenevich Tairov; b. 1921 Odessa, Ukrainian SSR; d. 2004 NYC; moved to NYC 1971
  • Father: Veselin Vladimirovich Letov; b. 2 Oct 1941 Stalingrad, Russian SFSR; moved out before the Siege; ultimately a descendant of the Golden Horde, though mixed with ethnic Rus now; chess nerd (ICC rating 1821), educated in engineering and conscripted as a fighter pilot in the USSR ('58-'71), became test pilot in USA ('72-'82), now retired and only tinkers; easily distracted, thrill-seeker
  • Mother: Nadezhda "Nadya" Talovna Letova (maiden name Tairova); b. 15 Mar 1946 Odessa, Ukrainian SSR; ethnically Jewish though not particularly devout, managed to get her family out of the USSR in 1971 (arriving NYC 16 Nov, brought parents, husband) by using the ethnic Jewish exemption; professional chess player (FIDE peak 2418, IM); wants the best for her family and works FAR TOO HARD to get it
    "I work hard all my life for my family, and this is the thanks I get?!"
  • Crazy militia guy: "David Matthews" ("Don't call me Dave!") born Harbert Marion Mortenson, changed in 1990; b. 8 Nov 1972 Rome GA USA; crazy militia guy who sits in his bunker in Montana watching for signs that the revolution is about to start; trains extreme survivalists; watched constantly by the FBI, but considered low-threat since he's basically a turtle in its shell; brown hair, bald, always dirty, grizzled, and unshaven, like he's been crawling through the mud and sleeping in a pile of leaves (which he usually has); 5'9" 190lb
  • Ex-Wife 1: Carmen Quintana; b. 28 Jun 1973 Oberá, Misiones, Argentina; married 9 Apr 1994, divorced 2 Jun 1997; toxic relationship -- a little bit of a drug is fun, but a lot is deadly
  • Ex-Wife 2: Niamh Ní Braonáin; b. 13 Aug 1980 Derry, Ireland; married 19 May 2001, divorced 20 Apr 2003; still amicable, since she slept around just as much and each knew this about the other -- marriage was on a whim, but turned into meaningless words on paper -- "Why did we get married?" "... Because it was fun?" "I'm bored, let's get a divorce." "Okay!"; red hair, green eyes, and acts the part; parents were IRA hardliners but the family has calmed down slightly since Bloody Sunday; now works PR for Sinn Féin

Customs[edit]

Advancement[edit]

  • (15bp start + 2bp Flaws)
  • 4bp Abilities
  • 5bp Specialties
  • 2bp Backgrounds
  • 6bp Virtues
  • (50xp start)
  • 4xp Strength 2
  • 8xp Manipulation 3
  • 4xp Perception 2
  • 2xp Lore 2
  • 2xp Linguistics 2
  • 1xp Add Arabic to Semitic language family
  • 8xp Quicksilver Second Face
  • 8xp Lightning-Change Style

Shopping List[edit]

No particular order. Also not really complete.

  • 16xp: Willpower 9 (instant)
  • 18xp: Willpower 10 (instant)