Campaign:MY RHYMES ARE SICK, MY BEATS ARE SLICK IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT YOU CAN SUCK MY DICK/Valley of Fire
Name: Valley of Fire (Born Lucaran Diovin)
Concept: Power Metallist Rocker with a burning passion for music!
Aspect: Fire Aspect Dragon blooded
Motivation: To learn about every major style of music ever and incorporate it's principles into his performances. Afterwards, maybe forge an empire of creative luxury and genius.
Intimacies: Other Performers, CHALLENGE, The Good of The People, Netheen
Anima Banner:The Searing Orange-red Fire of his Burning Passion!
Experience: 109/114 (96 pre-dragonblood bonus, 18 bonus EXP due to dergenblerd)
LETS HAVE SOME THEME MUSIC: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo_uLMP-E04
Valley of Fire was a Dynastic Son of a very high-profile family. His breeding is of high degree, and his pedigree leads back to many influential members of Dragonblooded Society. Prior to his exaltation he was fairly reserved, conforming to the expectancies of Dynastic life and learning what is needed learn to survive in Dynastic society. Experiencing an Exaltation at the tender age of Twelve, right in his early years of Primary School, he had become somewhat of a nuisance. He stopped paying attention to his studies and spent day after day, hour after hour practicing his heart out on any instrument he could find; The Sanxian being his favorite. Barely avoiding having his parents told of his lack of interest and drive in formal education, he avoided retribution, ended his Primary Education at Fifteen, and never continued on to a Secondary School.
While he lacked many important life skills that being a Dragonblooded Dynast required, his family still saw use in him. They conscripted Valley of Fire to perform at social events, & in general showoff his blooming talent as a musician & performer. Life was interesting for him at this time, joining different bands, performing at different institutions, having flings with different Dragonbloods, until one day he heard whispers of Gearbolt, the mythical wonderland of music in the sky. At first he thought nothing of it, but after a while it kept gnawing at the back of his mind, causing a chain reaction which transformed him from a (relatively) modest Dragonblooded Musician to an exceptionally vibrant, adventurous Exalt looking for the perfect music and the mythical Orchestra in the Sky, where anyone could learn everything they possibly could about music, and Valley had the ambitious idea of lording over a portion of it. His family really does not like this direction he's taken, but as long as he does some service to them eventually, then his wanderlust would be forgiven... eventually.
Taking a stage name and all but forgetting his Dynastic upbringing, Valley of Fire wanders on, getting gigs in high-paying places to sustain his journey for the Lost Kingdom of Gearbolt, and learning important lessons along the way. Through many series' of events, Valley of Fire eventually learned that these Anathema cats aren't too bad, & maybe the Immaculates were a bit crazy in their description of every single one as a hotblooded monster of tyranny and destruction that eats virgin souls for breakfast. He had some great jam sessions with quite a few Celestial Exalts that weren't too hoity-toity to jam with him, and Valley reasoned that you gotta respect a fellow musician. Little does he know he is getting closer and closer to reaching Gearbolt, the hope that his dreams will come to fruition becoming all too real.
Notable Things Done In-Game:
Pushed Brown the Frown out of his way to assert his dominance and manliness holy shit
Sniffed an entire bag of cocaine on a dare what the fuck
KILLED A GIANT SCORPION EXACTLY LIKE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5rItKCiRWg MOTHER OF GOD
HELPED HIS GROUP RAP THE FUCK OUT OF A HIP-HOP BANDIT GROUP
GOT THE BAND NEW THREADS
Accurate representation of Valley's ancestors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o44_NA3syKA
Name: Ronnie 'JAM' Diovin
Concept: Wood Aspect Musician, rallied many under his banner in the name of protecting creation with the power of ROCK.
Ronnie 'JAM' Diovin was a commander of a fierce legion, led by many like-minded Dragonbloods. Raised to believe in the virtues of music, they sought to protect creation through charms and specialised units of performers that utilize sound & performance to kick ass and take names. Allied to Gearbolt, they kicked ass and took the names of undead, fair folk, upstart nations, and demons alike. The Diovin clan was one built on strong sense of moral virtue, and passion to do what's right and to strive to achieve all you can with your peers.
However, during the great usurpation, sidereal dickery caused his legion to be far enough away from Gearbolt to help at all. After learning that a hueg upstart force was responsible, the Legion of Resplendent Awesome took to fuck it up something fierce. It is interesting to note that The Legion of Resplendent Awesome turned a blind eye to the monstrosities of the Solars, despite knowledge that they were committing greater evils than Demons could possibly fathom.
They did manage to cut into the upstart legions and leave a devastating gash, but by the end of it both sides knew that the Solar Deliberative was coming down. Rather than face utter devastation, the Legion of Resplendent Awesome was forcefully assimilated into the upstart dragonblooded legions which would in a thousand years time form the basis of The Realm. Through shrewd and nearly Celestial-scale political wrangling from Hermaine Diovin, a Water Aspected Diplomat, instead of being treated as second class citizens, The Legion of Awesome Resplendence integrated successfully with The Realm's bloodline, and so it's Legacy remains strong, if in a muted form.
However, Dragonblood is thicker than centuries of cultural integration, and the descendants of Ronnie Diovin need only the right tempting to tear themselves free from The Realm, and form the Legion of Resplendent Awesome once more.
Fun Fact: The Horns were a sign invented by The Legion of Resplendent Awesome, as a clan sign. Their clan art depicts a similar looking symbol as well. Since the social integration of the clan, it's been spread across all of creation as a universal sign for "That Rocks" or "This is awesome".
Strength ●● Charisma ●●●●● Perception ●● Dexterity ●●●● Manipulation ●● Intelligence ●● Stamina ●●●● Appearance ●●●● Wits ●●●
Terrestrial Block Linguistics ●● Awareness ●● Athletics ●● Bureaucracy Archery ● Lore ●● Craft Dodge ●●● Investigation Medicine ●●● Occult Integrity ●●● Melee ●●●●● Larceny Performance ●●●●● Stealth Resistance ●● Presence ●●●●● Martial Arts ● Ride ●● Thrown War ●● Socialize ●●●● Sail Survival
Performance: Grimcleaver of the Ever-shifting Song +3
Melee: Grimcleaver +2
Breeding: ●●●●● (Add +5 to your Personal Essence pool; +9 to your Peripheral Essence pool; -2 motes to the cost of activating your anima banner; +2 on the roll to see if a child of yours Exalts.)
Artifact: ●●● (6 artifact dots to spend on artifacts that are level 3 or lower)
Allies: ●●● (Honda, the turtle lunar of awesome)
Artifact: ●(NEVERENDING BAG OF GUITARPICKS)
Performance First Performance Excellency: ESSENCE OVERWHELMING 1m/2d, Reflexive, Instant. Adds 2 die to performance roll for every mote you spend, up to max of Performance skill + specialty. Can use this charm to add 1 dot to the skill per mote spent for unrolled purposes.
Performance Invisible Street Performer Technique 3(4)m, Combo-OK, Simple. As long as the Valley of Fire is playing an instrument, he is simply ignored by everyone as music is coming from a performer behind the scenes. Those that may notice the Dragonblooded must roll (Wits + Awareness) with a difficulty equal to (Valley of Fire's Performance + Instrument Specialty). Even if successful, the observer has no reason to pay attention to Valley of Fire unless he's in an especially conspicuous place.
Performance Hidden Petal Aria Method 2(3)m per subject, Combo-OK, Reflexive. With activation of this Charm, Valley of Fire can weave a message or concept into his song, conveying it directly to a number of subjects he desires. If the subject can hear the sound of music, the subject can understand the message.
Presence Glowing Coal Radiance 2m, Simple, Obvious. Valley of Fire is surrounded by a nimbus of Fire-like Essence. Anyone within a number of yards equal to his essence attempting to look at or make a melee attack at Valley of Fire must score at least one success on a reflexive Willpower check. This lasts until Valley of Fire's next action.
Presence Aura of Invulnerability 3m, Simple. Valley of Fire bucks up, and presents himself as one hell of a badass motherfucker that won't buckle down to any of the bullets you're sellin' to his face! For one scene, the dragonblood gains +1 bashing and lethal soak, as well as 3 -0 temporary health levels.
Resistance Ox-Body Technique Permanent. Another -1 HP level and two -2 HP levels.
Melee First Melee Excellency: ESSENCE OVERWHELMING 1m/2d, Reflexive, Instant. Adds 2 die to Melee roll for every mote you spend, up to max of Melee skill. Can use this charm to add 1 dot to the skill per mote spent for unrolled purposes.
Melee Fire Dragon-Graced Weapon 1m, Supplemental, Instant. Valley's weapon is enswathed with a serpentine flame, looking as if it strikes along with his blade as it hits his opponent, scorching them with mystical fire for +4L on an attack.
Melee Ghost-Fire Blade 2m, Reflexive, Instant.
Melee Pretentious Comet Deflecting Mode 3m+1wp, Reflexive(Step 5), Instant. Perfectly parry any attack on a successful (Dex+Melee) roll. As an additional cost, Valley has to be ridiculously cocky, pretentious, showoffy while doing so.
Presence First Presence Excellency: ESSENCE OVERWHELMING 1m/2d, Reflexive, Instant. Adds 2 die to Presence roll for every mote you spend, up to max of Presence skill. Can use this charm to add 1 dot to the skill per mote spent for unrolled purposes.
Socialize First Socialize Excellency: ESSENCE OVERWHELMING 1m/2d, Reflexive, Instant. Adds 2 die to Socialize roll for every mote you spend, up to max of Socialise skill. Can use this charm to add 1 dot to the skill per mote spent for unrolled purposes.
Personal Essence Pool: 13 / 13(16)
Peripheral Essence Pool: 28 / 28(38)
Peripheral-10(Breastplate & Grimcleaver & Mantle)
Personal-3(NEVERENDING BAG OF PICKS)
Willpower: ●●●●● ●●●
Temporary: □□□□□ □xx
("cross out" □ boxes by substituting them with Xs)
- Compassion ●●●●
- Conviction ●●●x
- Temperance ●
- Valor ●xxx
Flawed Virtue: Valor
Flaw: Burn-out. VALLEY TURNS 9011/10 FOR THE SCENE. Then, the day after... Valley gets turned 1/10. I... Just... I don't want to do anything, yaknow? Just... .... Sigh. No, I don't want to go on an adventure.... It's... just... Sigh. As a side-effect, his hair also loses its firey tinge & turns black, and loses its boofiness, hanging straight down. As a side-effect, his music includes breakdowns.
Flaw Trigger: Valley doesn't prove his awesomeness enough, or it's implied he isn't awesome(to a large scale).
Flaw Duration: AT FIRST, VALLEY'S THE LOUDEST MOST FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK FOR THE SCENE. Then, the flaw activates the morning after he reaches full limit, and lasts for the entire day.
Limit Break: xxxxxxxxx
REINFORCED RED-JADE BREASTPLATE (Artifact ●●●)
This Reinforced Red-Jade Breastplate(It's a more orangey shade, but whatever man) was given to Valley of Fire over a scuffle for a rather generous amount of Jade lent to a Dynastic Musician that Valley of Fire had dealt with in the past. Rather than risk social humiliation and have his name tarnished as a poverty-stricken cheating weasel at the hands Valley of Fire, that musician hurriedly presented Valley of Fire with this breastplate. No way could Valley of Fire resist it's impressive craftsmanship and exceptionally gnarly design, and so it has made it's way into his most bodacious panoply.
JADE GRIMCLEAVER OF THE EVER-SHIFTING SONG (Artifact ●●)
Valley of Fire purchased this Jade Grimcleaver after falling in love with it when he saw it on display. Adorned with an overtly complex and beautiful pattern, it's craftsmanship simply divine Valley simply had to have it. Talking to the merchant who was dealing this rare beauty, he learned that it's complex pattern could be changed, and as it changes so does the sound the majestic instrument makes, from the dragon-wrought call of a particularly gnarly Axe, to the birdlike calls of a gentle Flute. Doubling as a weapon to kick ass with, this was simply too excellent an Axe to just pass up. As he was walking out the door with his new baby, the merchant stopped him and he was told of a legend. There was a Daiklave sister to this instrument, a Pianoblade - a Key-Sword-Tar if you will - of similar construct and prowess. Combined they would make the absolute gnarliest double-necker known to Creation. However, it is most likely lost to the sands of time. Valley remains skeptical that he would ever find it's sister, but if he ever does, he would be one of the luckiest musicians in all of Creation.
MANTLE OF DAWN'S CLEANSING LIGHT (Artifact ●)
This mantle was given to Valley of Fire by his sister the figurative moment he Exalted, with the purpose of constantly looking presentable to distinguished guests and high-brow members of Dynastic society despite Valley of Fire's tendency to get a bit... messed up to say the least. With a mere flick, they immediately clean and fabbify his body & clothing as if he'd been preparing for the most uptight hoighty-toy social event this side of The Realm. As with the purification properties of the Bracelet, it gives Valley of Fire an extra 2 dice to (Stamina+Resistance) rolls against disease or Poison. Recently, the most use these have gotten is to remain sober during key points of his journey while socializing with other musicians.
INEXHAUSTABLE BAG OF RESPLENDENT PICKS (Artifact ●)
SHIT YES IT'S A NEVERENDING BAG OF PICKS. FAT PICKS, THIN PICKS, AWESOME PICKS, YOU NAME IT, WE GOT A NEVERENDING BAG OF MOTHERFUCKING PICKS FOR JUST THREE MOTES COMMITTED. THAT'S RIGHT, THREE MOTES COMMITTED. THAT PRICE IS NEVER TO BE REPEATED. THREE MOTES COMMITTED.
BAGS OF COCAAAAAAAIIIINNNEEE(8) (Resources ●●)
Valley of Fire encountered He Who Slithers In White Powder, a serpentine dealer of White Powder. He was uninterested at first, but when he was informed that the fat kid doing the tours was trying to outdo him, he bought eight bags of the white powder and sniffed the entire first one. That sure showed him. Also, keep them away from McGee, the fucker's addicted.
Dodge DV: 5
Parry DV: 6
Dodge MDV: 6
Parry MDV: 6
Soak: B:13 L:12 A:0
Hardness: B:0 L:0 A:0
Example Attack (Speed X, Accuracy X, Damage XL, Parry DV X, Rate X, Tags X, Y, Z)
2 spent on Performance Ability(2 more dots)
2 spent on Presence ability(2 more dots)
4 spent on Charisma Attribute(1 more dot)
1 spent on +2 Favored Specialty points
6 spent on Virtues(2 more dots)
All 15 Spent.
10 EXP - Fire Dragon-Graced Weapon
10 EXP - Pretentious Comet Deflecting Form
10 EXP - First Socialize Excellency
10 EXP - First Presence Excellency
20 EXP- Essence 3
9 EXP- Dex 4
7 EXP - Melee 5
1 EXP - Athletics 2
6 EXP - Compassion 3
9 EXP - Compassion 4
3 EXP - Socialize 3
5 EXP - Socialize 4
3 EXP - Performance Specialty +1
6 EXP - Melee Specialty +2(GRIMCLEAVER)
To be spent-> Free Combo, 2 EXP