Campaign:First Age Fuck You/Pearl
- Campaign: First Age Fuck You
- Name: Pearl Dragon
- Concept: Kung-fu Action Lawyer
- Caste/Aspect: Eclipse
- Motivation: To open a Celestial Law Dojo
- Positive intimacies: Nakama, Righteous Vermilion Phoenix
- Negative intimacies: Stupidity
- Anima: A corona of silver pages of paper, inscribed with ever changing golden writing
- Experience: 8/40
Background: Feytouched Pearl was a girl of meek temperament but dogged determination in the field of bureaucracy. Born of a particularly promiscuous raksha and bookish mother, she was always a little strange. Her father instilled in her a preternatural aptitude towards many things and a lack of long-term concentration. From the time she could speak she was already using double-talk, by the time she was three she could argue with an eloquence and reason that belied her age. She was always rather lithe and dexterous, yet never found an interest in the normal games and activities that children her age did. When boys were hitting each other with sticks, she was hitting the books. Her naturally low-key spirit, coupled with a sharp eye for detail and moé loli charms made her the darling of adults of all stripes. Except for her father, who left when she was 7, only to return for a night or two at the most odd times. Even so, she never seemed destined for anything great. She was a typically smart girl, in a typical law firm, doing typical first year work up until the Exaltation.
One night, an absolutely massive amount of legal work was piled upon her and her poor partners; the lesser known empires of Chow and Saotome were embroiled in a bitter series of disputes over tithes and other minor grievances. Their squabbling would unbalance the power structure of the region and ruin scores of delicate treaties and accords. It would be chaos. The associates stayed up for days to complete this, each one falling to fatigue and the byzantine language. But not Pearl. After 72 hours of sleeplessness, the world got dark. She could feel the essence draining from her body as her pen fell to the floor. She closed her eyes for what seemed like an eternity. When they opened, the pen was moving on it's own, as if possessed. Then her hands, then her eyes. Then the papers, which were now a pretty shade of silver and orbiting around her. The task was done, and Pearl felt as auspicious as the Solar eclipse.
Almost immediately after Exalting, she was given a small job in the Bureau of Humanity, given the skill of her work and the auspices of her Exaltation. She was paired up with a Sidereal named Righteous Vermilion Phoenix to shape her skills into something truly legendary. Now named Pearl Dragon, she seeks to create a synthesis of combat both in the courtroom and on the battlefield in reverence to Righteous Phoenix. They have been together for nearly a century, so close to almost be married.
Appearance: Pearl Dragon is a pale girl who looks to be a twentysomething. Her eyes are kaleidoscopic, acting as a mood ring, with a natural color of deep red. She has a boyish face and long unruly cherry blossom hair, marked by two large bangs. She is lithe yet surprisingly well-endowed, although you wouldn't know it based on how she normally dresses. Her attire is proper, yet always tousled and a little plain. She has a collection of fans and sashes that borders on the fetishistic.
Strength ●●● Charisma ●●● Perception ●●●●● Dexterity ●●●●● Manipulation ●●●●● Intelligence ●●● Stamina ●●● Appearance ●●●●● Wits ●●●
Solar/Abyssal Block Archery Integrity ●●●●● Craft (Air) ●●● Athletics ●●● Bureaucracy ●●●●● Martial Arts ●●●●● Performance ●●●●● Investigation ●●●●● Awareness ●●●●● Linguistics ●●● Melee Presence ●●●●● Lore ●●● Dodge ●●●●● Ride ●●● Thrown Resistance ●●● Medicine Larceny Sail ●●● War Survival Occult ●●● Stealth Socialize ●●●
Languages: Skytongue, Old Realm, Rivertongue
(write aspect/caste and favored abilities in bold, please. also, you do not have a free dot in every ability. I put them for ease of comprehension.)
Martial Arts (Uncommon Weaponry) ● Martial Arts (Dreaming Pearl Courtesan's Stance) ● Dodge (Unassuming Evasion) ● Linguistics (Double Talk) ● Performance (Oratory) ●
Cult ●● – Patron Saint of Kuudere Manse ●●●● Panoply ●●● Salary ●● Wealth ●●● Arsenal ●●● Backing (Bureau of Humanity) ●● Mentor ●●●●
(Martial Arts) 1st Martial Arts Excellence 1m, Reflexive (Step 1 attack, Step 2 defend), Combo-OK
(Martial Arts) 2nd Martial Arts Excellence 2m/sux, Reflexive (Step 1 attack, Step 2 defend), Combo-OK
(Martial Arts) Demure Carp Feint (SotM p88): 4m, Reflexive (Step 2), Combo-OK, 1 action. +2 or +Essence to DV.
(Martial Arts) Pearlescent Filigree Defense (SotM p88): 1m+, Simple, Obvious, One scene. +1 Lethal/2 Bashing soak per Essence. Can't exceed Essence score.
(Martial Arts) Lethal Paper Fan Attack (SotM p88-89): 3m, Supplemental, Obvious, Combo-OK, Instant. Paper fans and small stuff = Wind-fire Wheels, frilly bits = 7-section Staves. Actual war-ready stuff gets +Essence to Speed, Damage, Accuracy, or Defense.
(Martial Arts) Dreaming Pearl Courtesan Form (SotM p89): 5m, Form-Type, Obvious, Social, One scene. Animate one prop per dot of Essence, add Martial Arts score to all Presence and Socialize rolls.
(Martial Arts) Flurry of August Leaves Concentration (SotM p89): 2m per weapon, Simple (DV -2), Combo-Basic, Obvious, Instant. Hit a target from MA x 5 yards away with logical props. If DPC form is active, can attack with as many props as the form allows. 1 MA roll for all of them applied separately.
(Martial Arts) Resplendent Sash Grapple Technique (SotM p89): 3m per action, Reflexive (Step 9), Counterattack, Obvious, Varied. Successful dodge/negate, make a (Dex + MA) roll to sash-clinch. Has to score equal or greater sux than opponent's attack. Once clinched, (Dex + MA) vs. (Strength + [Melee/MA]). DPC form active: can make as many grapples as form allows, opponent can't turn tables on a clinch.
(Martial Arts) Vindictive Concubine's Pillow Book Understanding (SotM p90): 3m, Supplemental, Combo-OK, Obvious, Instant. Negate (Essence + MA) armor soak.
(Martial Arts) Fragrant Petal Fascination Kata (SotM p90): 10m, 1 wp, Simple, Compulsion, Obvious, Indefinite. (Charisma + MA) vs MDV out to Essence yards. Sux = entrancement, all in range take -Essence to all dice pools. If charm or scene ends, effect lasts 4 combat actions, victims take -Essence to all dice pools. -1 internal penalty to Conviction rolls for Essence days.
(Martial Arts) Seven Storms Escape Prana (SotM p90): 8m, 1wp, Simple (DV -2), Obvious, Instant. FABULOUS Bamf (Martial Arts x 5) yards away.
(Martial Arts) Secrets of Future Strife (Ex Power Sids 180): Reflexive (Step 1), Permanent. Double unmodded Join Battle score. (Martial Arts) Blade of the Battle Maiden (Ex Power Sids 181): 2m/die, 2wp, Reflexive (Step 1), Obvious, One Scene. MA attacks do lethal, able to parry physical attacks without weapons or stunts. Every 2 motes = 1 to MA dice and Parry DV, max becomes (MA + Dex) for MA only.
(Martial Arts) Joy in Adversity Stance (Ex Power Sids 181): 5m, Reflexive (Step 5), Combo-OK, One Scene. Every time an attack fails to beat DV, roll Essence. Each success = two motes of Essence regenerated.
(Presence) 2nd Presence Excellence
(Presence) Irresistible Salesman Spirit 3m, Supplemental, Combo-Basic, Social. Double successes on Presence-based influence and bargaining rolls.
(Presence) Hypnotic Tongue Technique 10m, 1wp, Simple, Combo-OK, Social, Stackable, Touch, Charisma Days. (Manipulation + Presence) Compulsion attack.
(Linguistics) Whirling Brush Method 4m, Supplemental, Combo-OK, Instant. Supplements a dramatic action to write something down- be it a copy of an existing book, the transcript of a live conversation or an original work. This charm allows the character to write at his (Essencex10) times his normal speed. Whoa.
(Linguistics) Sagacious Reading of Intent 3m, Reflexive, Combo-OK, Instant. Whenever he hears or reads a statement, he can activate this charm to know what this statement hopes to gain. If it's purpose is detrimental to him or his motivation, this charm perfectly negates that attack.
(Investigation) 2nd Investigation Excellence
(Investigation) Judge's Ear Technique 3m, Reflexive (Step 1), Combo-OK, One Scene. Shockproof shit-detector. +Essence Auto-successes added to (Perception + Awareness) Charm defense.
(Investigation) Courtier's Eye Technique : 3m, Simple, Combo-OK, Instant. (Perception + Investigation) roll +Essence auto-sux. On sux, determines Resources, Influence, allies, Backing, Followers. On concealment, -([Target's Manipulation + Socialize])/2 to successes.
(Investigation) Know the Soul's Price: 5m, 1wp, Combo-OK, Servitude, Instant. (Perception + Investigation) difficulty 1 roll, -([Target's Manipulation + Socialize])/2 to sux. Sux makes target reveal how much they are worth. Pay = unnatural Loyalty until bargain is broken or target blows 10 disobedience Willpower.
(Investigation) Efficient Secretary Technique (Ex Power: Sids 162): 4m, Simple, misc action. Essence spider fetches information.
(Investigation) Research Assistant Invocation (Ex Power: Sids 163): 7m, Simple, Obvious, Five days. Instant Savant research buddy.
(Dodge) Shadow Over Water: 1m, Reflexive (Step 1), Combo-OK, Instant. Ignore all DV penalties to Dodge DV for one attack.
(Dodge) Seven Shadow Evasion: 3m, Reflexive (Step 2), Combo-OK, Obvious, Instant. Perfect Defense
(Dodge) Reflex Sidestep Method: 1m, Reflexive (Step 2), Combo-OK, Instant. Unexpected attack? No u dont idort.
(Socialize) Mastery of Small Manners: 1m, Reflexive (Step 1 attack, Step 2 defense), Combo-OK, Social, Next Action. Enemy social groups count as 1 less Magnitude (min 0), Appearance +1, people are nicer to you.
(Appearance) Third Appearance Excellence (Ex Power: Lunars 141): 6m, Reflexive (Step 4 attack, Step 6 defense), Combo-OK, Instant. Reroll or double Appearance for static effects.
(Appearance) Perfect Symmetry (Ex Power: Lunars 172): 6m, Simple, Combo-OK, One Scene. Double the max MDV bonus/penalty that Pearl can benefit from based on difference in Appearance.
(Athletics) Graceful Crane Stance: 3m, Reflexive, Combo-OK, One Scene. Auto-succeed on balance checks, can balance on a human hair.
(Athletics) Monkey Leap Technique: 3m, Reflexive, Combo-OK, One Scene. Jumps are Move actions, jump length x 2.
(Spirit) Principle of Motion (RoD 144) 7m, 1wp, Simple (Speed 6, DV -2), Obvious, Indefinite. Bank (Willpower) actions to use in a magical flurry a la Peony Blossom Attack. Can make up to Willpower + 1 actions.
Combo Name 1wp 0m+
- Charm Name
- Adamant Skin Technique
- Cause Gem to explode.
Personal Essence Pool: 22/22
Peripheral Essence Pool: 43/53
Committed Essence: 4 to Discreet Essence Armor, 4 to Jilted Succubus Braid, 2 to Fancy Dress
(write your essence pools as "current / maximum". current should be lower than maximum if you have motes committed to artifacts or if we finished a session while you wasn't at your maximum essence. commit from peripheral.)
Compassion ●●● Conviction ●●●● Temperance ● Valor ●●
Virtue flaw: Ever-Mocking Shackles (Conviction)
Limit: □□□□□ □□□□□
Limit Break Condition: Dealing with stupid shit.
When the stress of dealing with rampant incompetence gets too great, Dragon reverts to her basic mental programming: senseless work and viscous mockery of anything and everything. Any task she is currently working on must be completed in the most roundabout way possible, anything that could be conceived as a distraction provokes a Social Combat/ceaseless snarking.
Discreet Essence Armor (Wonders of the Lost Age 82) : +5L/+5B DPCS-OK Attune 4
Jilted Succubus Braid (Artifact Chain Daiklave, SotM 159): Speed 5 Accuracy +0 Damage +5L Defense +2 Rate 2 Attune 4
Fancy Dress (counts as Silken Armor): +5L/+3B Attune 2 Stacks with other armor
Bandolier of pretty war fans and calligraphy brushes.
Hairband of Dawn's Cleansing Light
Stuff that would be acceptable for a three-dot Panoply
Orichalcum Noble Warstrider (Dragon and Phoenix Intertwined) Attune 25
Flight System: Add 3 to DVs and Dexterity rolls involving flight, max speed of (90mph) (Art 3) (+8m attune, 5m per hour/scene of use)
22A/L/B Soak, Str 14 Mobility -4 Fatigue 4
Manses and Hearthstones
Leaping Dragon 4 Solar +4 MA
Manse: Resplendent Dojo of the Undefeated of the East
/tg/ Stands for Transgender Opal 3 Water
Manse: Spring of Drowned Hermaphrodite
Memory Stone 1 Air Remember EVERYTHING
Manse: Library of Obsessive Minutiae
Dodge DV: 8
Dodge MDV: 8
Parry DV: 7
Parry MDV: 5
Soak(Full Setup): 10A/11L/11B
Weapon Spd Acc Dam PDV Rate Range Tags
Punch 5 10 3B +2 3 - C. N. P
Kick 5 10 6B -2 2 - N
Clinch 6 11 3B - 1 - N
Seven Section Sash 5 8 7B +3 2 - M
Wind Fire Fans 5 13 1L +2 3 - M
Chain Daiklave 5 10 5L +2 2 Y 2, M
Mecha-Serpent Sting 5 10 20B +4 3 - M, P
one Dying level per dot of Stamina
3 BP - Conviction 4, 7 BP Essence 5, 4 BP Mastery of Small Manners, 1 BP Martial Arts (both)
10 XP Graceful Crane, 10 XP Monkey Leap, 3 XP Temperance 1, 3 XP Valor 1, 6 XP Valor 2
Dots in MA, other things.