Campaign:Golby's Beautiful Placeholder/TheSixler
Name: Potent Apex
Concept: Passionate Mechanic
Motivation: To attune to the Imperial Manse and oust the Dragonbloods from the Blessed Isle
Intimacies: What makes things tick, wrench
Anima: A giant armored figure, weapon bearing down on its enemies.
Apex was born and raised in The Realm. He was scouted for his talents in crafting large works, including siege weapons for various legions, and was eventually conscripted as a laborer on Dragon-Blooded Manses. After a particularly successful Wyld Hunt, a manse was seized by the Empire, and a large work force including Apex was sent south, to reforge the manse to better suit the aesthetics of the House. The day before the manse was finished, he got caught on the wrong end of a drunken Terrestrial's rage, and, clinging to life after a savage beating, Exalted moments before a fatal blow could be dealt. Blinding light exploded everywhere, staggering the drunken foe, and Apex sprang up. Grabbing his wrench, a favorite tool found in his youth, he swung it in a crackling arc of energy, smashing into the temple of the Dragon-Blood. The corpse went flying, collapsing the tent. In the ensuing chaos, Apex gathered his wits about him and ran off into the night. After days of wandering through the desert, He happened upon a giant tree. But this was no ordinary tree. It was a relic of years past, a carefully cultivated and crafted manse, long since abandoned. After enjoying a day's respite, eating the fruit of the tree, Apex attuned to it. With new found clarity, Apex made it to Varren, a nearby city. After being hired as a day laborer, Apex quickly rose up through the ranks, and eventually bought a house, and started his own workshop, employing a brace of hard-working and loyal individuals, selling tools, furniture, and devices for all manner of people to use. Through his job, and his new perspective, he realized the horrors that the Empire was capable of. He saw that Creation was broken, and he sought to fix it.
Blue Coveralls, brown gloves, stands about 5'7" but slouches to about 5'4". 24 years old.
Strength ●●● Charisma ●●● Perception ●●● Dexterity ●●●● Manipulation ●●● Intelligence ●●●●● Stamina ●●● Appearance ●● Wits ●●●
Archery Integrity Craft See below Athletics ●●● Bureaucracy ● Martial Arts Performance ●●●●● Investigation Awareness ●●● Linguistics ●●● Melee ●●●●● Presence Lore ●●●● Dodge Ride Thrown Resistance ●●● Medicine Larceny Sail War Survival Occult ●●● Stealth Socialize
Melee (Wrench) ●●●
Lore (Enchanted Devices) ●
Craft (Fire) ●●●●●
Craft (Earth) ●●●
Craft (Air) ●●●
Craft (Wood) ●●
Craft (Magitech) ●●●●
Languages: High Realm (Native), Low Realm, Old Realm, Riverspeak
Artifact (Orichalcum Goremaul): ●●
Artifact (Orichalcum Chainshirt: ●
Followers (gang of 15 loyal employees/ruffians): ●●
Resources (craftshop/smithy income): ●●●●
(Melee) Second Melee Excellency: 2m/success, Reflexive, Instant.
Adds 1 success to a Melee roll for every 2 motes spent. (184)
(Melee) Second Performance Excellency: 2m/success, Reflexive, Instant.
Adds 1 success to a Performance roll for every 2 motes spent. (184)
(Melee) Call The Blade: 1m, Reflexive, Instant.
If weapon is within (Essence x 10) yards, flies into owner's hand. (192)
(Melee) Iron Raptor Technique: 2m or 4m, Simple (Speed 5), Instant.
Throw weapon up to (Essence x 8) yards, resolve like a melee attack, returns at command. If Essence 3 or more, spend 4 motes to cast an arc of energy instead of throwing the weapon. (192)
(Melee) Dipping Swallow Defense: 2m, Reflexive, Instant.
Allows the Exalt to ignore all penalties that apply to his Parry DV. (192)
(Melee) Bulwark Stance: 5m, Reflexive, Instant.
Causes the character to ignore penalties that apply to his parry DV until his next action. (193)
(Melee) Heavenly Guardian Defense: 4m, Reflexive, Instant.
Perfect defense parry. Defends even unblockable attacks. Mundane Weapons can break if raw damage is 25L before soak. Conviction flaw.
(Melee) Solar Counterattack: 3m, Reflexive, Instant.
Charm used after using Parry DV against an attack. Allows a single counterattack. (194)
(Resistance) Ox Body Technique: Stackable, Permanent.
- Two -1 Health Levels (208)
(Resistance) Body Mending Meditation: 10m, Supplemental, Until Day Ends.
Requires 1 hour without a stunt or another charm. Roll (Stamina + Resistance). Success speeds his healing rate by a factor of 10 or adds directly to the successes of a physician using Wound-Mending Care Technique. (208)
(Craft) Second Craft Excellency: 2m/success, Reflexive, Instant.
Adds 1 success to a Craft roll for every 2 motes spent. (184)
(Craft) Craftsman Needs No Tools: 7m, 1wp, Supplemental, Instant.
Removes the need for and any penalties associated with a lack of tools, though the craftsman still requires raw materials. Can also enhance a craft action to build something, in which case the craftsman accomplishes (Essence x3) hours of work for each hour invested. (213)
(Craft) Shattering Grasp: 5m, Simple (Dramatic Action), One scene.
Allows the disassembly of any object the craftsman could break with a feat of strength, using the dice pool of [Strength + Athletics + 2 x (Craft)] to determine the applicable object. Disassembly takes (8 - Essence) minutes, minimum 3. (212)
(Craft) Touch of Demolition: Cost: 5m, 1wp; Mins: Craft 5, Essence 3; Type: Simple (Speed 4, DV -1)
Keywords: Combo-OK, Obvious, Shaping, Touch
Prerequisite Charms: Shattering Grasp
The Solar can tear down all that is an affront to the Unconquered Sun. The character need only touch a non-magical, inanimate object and this Charm marks it for destruction. Items on an individual’s person benefit from their bearer’s defenses to avoid this attack. It can affect objects as large as a suit of armor or a sledge. Upon contact, cracks rapidly spread across the target, through which the glow of Essence spills out in bright beams. In seconds, nothing remains but a fine dust and a few wisps of smoke. This charm can also be used to disassemble objects harmlessly, into a pile of raw materials. (Abyssal book, 151)
(Performance) Respect Commanding Attitude: 5m, Simple (Speed 4 in long ticks), One scene.
When making an oration, roll (Social Attribute+Performance). Exerts unnatural mental influence. If extra sux exceed MDV, target obeys Exalt. (202)
Masterful Blinding Speed of Excellent Workmanship. Craftsman Needs No Tools + 2nd Craft Excellency. Cost: 7m 2wp +2m per success added. In a whirlwind of speeding hands and parts, it appears that a given item magically falls into place much quicker than normal.
Silver Tongue. Respect Commanding Attitude + 2nd Performance Excellency. Cost: 5m 1wp +2m per success added. A heartfelt speech hypnotizes and entrances the crowd.
Regeneration: 8, 12 while resting
Personal Essence Pool: 15/15
Peripheral Essence Pool: 29/36
Committed Essence: 7 (5 Goremaul, 2 Chain Shirt)
("cross out" □ boxes by substituting them with Xs)
- Compassion ●●●●
- Conviction ●●●●
- Temperance ●
- Valor ●●
Flawed Virtue: Conviction - Deliberate Cruelty
Limit Break: □□□□□□□□□□
Large belt pouch containing a set of crafting tools suitable for most tasks.
Set of blue coveralls, with small loops on the back to holster his monkey wrench, if the need arises.
Two layers of lightweight underclothes, worn under coveralls.
My Second Skin - The name given to Apex's orichalcum chain shirt, a gift from the first employer of his new life, a kindly, rich old man, with fond memories of adventures past. The orichalcum is a noticeably paler hue than most orichalcum. Usually found between the two layers of underclothes.
- Soak: +7L/+5B Hardness: 3L/3B Mobility: -0 Fatigue: 0 Attune: 2m
- Notes: May be concealed under clothing.
My Wrench - Though referred to and named casually, without emotion, Apex has a fierce attachment to this orichalcum wrench. The only object kept from his old life, Apex found it forgotten among a large pile of tools in a House Memnon forge, keeping it with him as a promise to himself that he would become great. On the night of his exaltation, he noticed it felt quite light and found it was a more than capable weapon. The wrench is about 4 feet long, and looks like an ordinary, if oversized, monkeywrench, save for a brilliant golden sheen that never dulls, and a hearthstone set into a socket in the handle. The wrench always seems to emanate heat, as if from a great forge.
- Notes: Treated as a Goremaul.
Manses and Hearthstones
Utopia Tree: A massive tree standing defiantly in the middle of a blasted desert, this manse has given a great many lost wanderers refuge from the unbearable heat. The tree produces a great many fruit that all find delicious.
Hearthstone: Monkey Stone: The character reduces the difficulty of all Athletics rolls involving balance, jumping, or climbing by 2 (to a minimum of 1). It also doubles the character's climbing speed and jumping distance.
Join Battle: 6
Dodge DV: 3
Dodge MDV: 4
Soak: B:8 L:8 A:7
Hardness: B:3 L:3 A:0
Punch: Spd 5 Acc 5 Dmg 3B PDV 3 Rate 3 Kick: Spd 5 Acc 4 Dmg 6B PDV 1 Rate 2 My Wrench: Spd 5 Acc 14 Dmg 19B/4 PDV 7 Rate 3 Overpowering, Piercing
4 BP: Added a dot of Strength. (●●●)
2 BP: Added 2 dots of Melee. (●●●●●)
2 BP: Added 2 dots of Craft (Fire). (●●●●●)
1 BP: Added a dot of Craft (Earth). (●)
1 BP: Added a dot of Lore. (●●●●)
2 BP: Added 2 dots of Manse.
1 BP: Added 1 dot of Artifact (Orichalcum Chain Shirt).
2 BP: Added 3 dots of specialty Melee (Wrench) and 1 dot of specialty Lore (Enchanted Devices).
8 EXP: Bought Charm Body Mending Meditation.
1 EXP: Bought a dot of Craft (Earth). (●●)
3 EXP: Bought a dot of Craft (Earth). (●●●)
8 EXP: Bought Charm Heavenly Guardian Defense.
16 EXP: Raised Essence to 3.
6 EXP: Bought a dot of Compassion. (●●●)
Combo training: Complete.
5 EXP: Bought Combo.
6 EXP: Bought 3 dots in Craft (Air). (●●●)
11 EXP: Bought 4 dots in Craft (Magitech). (●●●●)
8 EXP: Bought Charm Respect Commanding Attitude.
9 EXP: 4th dot of compassion.
12 EXP: 2 dots of Performance.
4 EXP: 2 dots of craft (wood).
8 EXP: Bought Charm Second Performance Excellency.
4 EXP: Made Combo.
8 EXP: Bought Charm Touch of Demolition.