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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    MindFlayer

    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Indiana
    Gender
    Male

    Default [Exalted] Waves Upon Still Water OoC

    This is the OoC thread for the Exalted PbP game, Waves Upon Still Water.

    With the Silver Prince, and She Who Lives In Her Name bearing down upon the Western Seas, the fate of freedom of the seas lies in the hands of the least likely of heroes, and the intrepid Captain Jeb Alysis onboard his mysterious Essence fueled ship, the Ebon Flow.


    Players, please post your character sheets as your first posts in this thread.
    "1427. It is not a race to 0 SAN."
    From Things Mr Welch is not Allowed to Do In an RPG
    Haviar the Broken Wyrd
    Ixth From The Void

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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
    Flumph

    Join Date
    Jul 2011

    Default Re: [Exalted] Waves Upon Still Water OoC

    Royal Blue.
    Name: Sierra, Drover of Electric Sheep
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    Twilight Solar


    Anima: A lone wolf, with faded green highlights and dark auburn eyes.

    Motivation: In exploring the reasons why people strive do I find my own.

    Background:
    A man with four daughters is poor indeed,
    A man with a fifth daughter born will curse his seed.
    I was born the fifth daughter of the second wife,
    I came into the world undeserving of life.

    My beautiful mother, with her cold breast,
    Gave me up to fortune's test.
    The salty spray, the sandy shore,
    Where I would not fret her fear no more.

    There were once songbirds and turtle eggs,
    Ostrich feathers and frog legs,
    But there were no stirrings of this or that,
    For on the shore there were many rats.

    I wonder what I would have became.
    Beautiful? Plain? Pretty and vain?
    Alas, not. For the rats had acquired a taste
    For a child's soft and flushed face.

    I didn't die. Perhaps I should.
    My lot is veils and hoods.
    But I'm free to sail the sea
    For there are mothers who are ugly as me.

    A dark hand embraces my cheek.
    A white smile shines on my face.
    I stared back, not shy or meek,
    As we walked back into the cold waste.

    Attributes
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    Physical: Tertiary
    Strength ●●
    Dexterity ●●●
    Stamina ●●

    Social: Secondary
    Charisma ●●●
    Manipulation ●●●●●
    Appearance ● (working on another...)

    Mental: Primary
    Perception ●●●
    Intelligence ●●●●●
    Wits ●●●

    Abilities (Specializations +)
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    Total without BP/XP: 28

    Archery
    F Martial Arts ●● (Sucker Punches) ●
    Melee
    Thrown
    War

    F Integrity ●● (Ignoring Appeals to Emotion) ●
    Performance ● (Faking Interest) ●
    F Presence ●●● ●(Public Exposure and Humiliation) ●
    Resistance
    Survival

    Caste
    Craft
    Investigate ●●●● (Intuiting Romantic Relationships) ●
    Lore ●●●● (Infamously Depraved Individuals) ●
    Medicine ●●● (Anatomy) ●
    Occult ●●● (Tricking Gods and Spirits) ●

    Athletics
    Awareness
    F Dodge ●●●● (Avoiding Provoked Attacks) ●
    Larceny
    Stealth

    Bureaucracy
    Linguistics ●●
    Ride
    Sail
    F Socialize ●● (Being Mysterious And Opaque) ●


    Backgrounds, Artifacts and Equipment:
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    Artifacts and Equipment:
    Artifact 2 - Mask
    Artifact 2 - Discreet Essence Armour
    Familiar 3 - Mori, the Talking Skull (with elements of Whispers, perhaps.)
    Resources: 2
    Loot from the home of her former master.
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    > [List of purchases, and sources]

    Charms
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    First Integrity Excellency
    First Occult Excellency
    First Investigation Excellency
    First Presence Excellency
    First Medicine Excellency

    Temptation-Resisting Stance
    Shadowlands Circle Necromancy
    Judge's Ear Technique
    Hypnotic Tongue Technique
    Shadow over Water
    Seven Shadow Evasion
    Flawless Diagnosis Technique
    Courtier's Eye Technique
    Spirit-Detecting Glance
    Mastery of Small Manners

    Spells:
    Raise the Skeletal Horde
    Flesh-Sloughing Wave

    Combat Stats:
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    Soak:
    Bashing: 9
    Lethal: 8
    Aggravated: 7
    Hardness 4L/4B

    Hardness:
    Bashing: [Highest value from any source]
    Lethal: [Highest value from any source]
    Aggravated: [Highest value from any source]

    Health:
    -0 [ ][ ][ ]
    -1 [ ][ ]
    -2 [ ][ ]
    -4 [ ]
    X [ ]

    Mental Defenses:
    Dodge MDV: 5
    Charisma Parry MDV:
    >Presence: 3
    Manipulation Parry MDV:
    >Presence: 4

    Virtues:
    Compassion ●
    Conviction ●●●●
    Temperance ●●
    Valor ●●

    Virtue Flaw: Deliberate Cruelty

    Intimacies:
    Ghosts (Objectively Boring)
    Demons (Irritatingly One-Dimensional)
    Necromancy (Greatness, At Any Cost)
    Beauty (A *Blind* Beholder)
    Secrets (All Must Be Revealed)
    Clothing (It Is Fashionable)
    Master Guere (The Furies Have Come to Call)
    Human Contact (A Parade Of Masks)

    Languages:
    Rivertongue (Native)
    Old Realm

    Willpower: ●●●●● ●●●

    Essence:
    Permanent: ●●●
    Personal: 5/16 (5/5 familiar pool)
    Peripheral: 29/38 (9 attuned)


    Bonus Points and XP:
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    8 - Flesh-Sloughing Wave
    2 - Increase Performance by 1
    4 - Increase Appearance by 1
    6 xp free

    Increase Willpower by 3 - 3
    Learn Necromantic Spell - 3
    Increase Familiar by 2 - 2
    Learn 6 Favoured Specialities - 3
    Essence 3 - 7

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    Orphidian Urge: Corrupt youth throughout creation with insidious role-playing games.

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    Titan in the Playground
     
    BlackDragon

    Join Date
    Apr 2007

    Default Re: [Exalted] Waves Upon Still Water OoC

    Claiming Teal for Scribbler's speech color.

    Crunch: (includes appearance and personality description)
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    Name: the Scribbler, commonly goes by "Iris".
    Exalt Type and Caste: Full Moon Lunar.
    Anima: Long silver-white threads of light twist and coil around her in an intricate maze.
    Spirit form: Box Jellyfish
    Tell: Crystalline tendrils in her long blue-black hair.

    Appearance:
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    The small figure is swathed in a long black cloak, face shadowed by a deep hood. For those who dare to look beneath the hood, her face is still and pale as a drowned corpse, inlaid with flowing lines of moonsilver, and rimmed and shielded by corrugated folds of shimmering mother-of-pearl. Her long night-dark hair ripples like seaweed in a current, even absent any breeze, and transparent tendrils shimmer and coil between the darker strands.

    By the standards of most of humanity, Scribbler is short and fragile-looking, stunted by her birth in a shadowland. Her skin is deathly pale, her hair as black as the night sky. Her eyes are gray, the color of the dull light on the sea before a storm. She customarily wears her waist-length hair long and loose; even in moments of relaxation, those who can see past the veil of Luna will see long transparent tendrils waving gently amid the dark strands. In a moment of true relaxation, if she removed her armor and outer clothing, one might see the tangled, thread-like red-purple scars that cover her entire body.

    Of course, it has been long since she could relax, since she didn't feel death's chill breath on her heels. She employs magic to conceal her true nature from mortal eyes, and travels almost always in her armored warform. Her kin might see it as an insult, but they are few and far between, in these Western reaches.
    [the following describes Scribbler in war form with her standard Gift charms, the Wings and Armored Hide mutations active from Hybrid Body Rearrangement]
    Opalescent mother-of-pearl, scribbled with lines of moonsilver, armors her from head to toe. It is thicker over vital organs, forming shimmering plates in all the pale hues of seafoam, but even the sharp planes of her face are made jewel-like by the nacre. Her coat is ten thousand overlapping fish-scales of silver and crystal.
    She is crowned with a near-transparent hood of pale azure. From beneath it flows a mane of tendrils, crystal threaded with silver, longer than Scribbler is tall. They reach out around her in all directions, tasting the shifting currents of the air.
    When stealth is not a concern - but is it ever so? - she prefers to swim those currents, rather than confine herself to the ground. The bubbles of gas beneath her skin make her body as light as a feather, and just as she once flew through the deep waters on jets of her own making, she now soars on the wind with as much grace as any bird.


    Disguise of the New Face:
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    In her most common disguise, Scribbler appears as a lean but well-muscled woman a few years older than her true age, with strikingly beautiful features, blue-tinted bronzed skin, large turquoise eyes and long blue hair. Her hair appears to be arranged in many knee-length braids, each one beaded with silver and steel, drawn together at the nape of her neck by a wide ivory clip. Her hands appear to be covered with black leather gloves, elongated to leave space for long fingernails. She wears a hooded, knee-length black coat, buttoned from the waist up, over gray trousers, and steel-capped black leather boots.
    If her anima flares, it appears first as a blue-and-silver shimmer like light on water, developing into a swirling whirlpool of water and spray.
    She introduces herself as "Anemone", an outcaste Water Aspect.


    Personality:
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    Scribbler generally comes across as calm, reserved and quietly intense, but she has a ready smile and a quick wit once she opens up a little. She absorbs knowledge like a sponge when she chooses, and has a seemingly boundless font of curiosity and enthusiasm for exploring new facets of the world.

    She delights in complicated mental games and wordplay, and would leap at the chance to contest with an equally intelligent opponent; such adversaries have been in short supply over the past few years. She also finds personal satisfaction and calm in the martial arts, and practices katas as part of her regular morning and evening routine.

    In emergencies, she tends to become hyper-focused, able to react quickly to new developments while remaining deadly calm. It takes a lot to get her to panic. In general, she tries to strike a balance between overeagerness and excessive caution - when she gets it wrong, it tends to be on the side of caution most of the time, with the occasional spectacular eruption of recklessness when she gets frustrated.

    Scribbler does have a temper, but it's mostly well controlled - although challenges, or threats to things she cares about, can spark it to wildfire. Grimness and grief sometimes shadow her face, but as with anger, she mostly keeps those emotions and their origins private.

    Themes: freedom, discovery, survival, uncompromising determination, renewal, atonement, redemption, the beauty of living things, dreams, madness, poison, trickery, treachery.


    Motivation: To lift the Web of Shadows.

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    Primary (Physical): 9
    Secondary (Mental): 7
    Tertiary (Social): 5

    Physical:
    Strength ●●●
    [F] Dexterity ●●●●●
    [F] Stamina ●●●●

    Social:
    [F] Charisma ●●●●
    Manipulation ●
    Appearance ●●●

    Mental:
    Perception ●●
    [F] Intelligence ●●●●●
    Wits ●●●


    Abilities (Specializations +)
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    Archery
    [F] Martial Arts ●●●●● (+ Natural Weapons ●●●)
    Melee
    Thrown
    War

    Integrity ●●●
    Performance
    Presence
    Resistance ●●● (+ In Combat ●)
    [F] Survival ●●

    Craft
    Investigate
    Lore ●●●
    Medicine
    Occult ●●●

    Athletics
    Awareness ●
    Dodge
    Larceny ●●●
    Stealth ●●●

    Bureaucracy
    Linguistics ● (Wavetongue (native dialect: Skullstone), Old Realm)
    Ride
    Sail ●●●
    Socialize


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    Backgrounds:
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    Artifact (Moonsilver Lamellar Armor) ●●
    Solar Bond ●
    Heart's Blood ●●
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    (1) Squid
    (2) Abalone / giant clam (yeah, I know, would've been a very boring Sacred Hunt... but she wanted armor-plating)
    (3) Shark
    (4) Stingray
    (5) Sea snake
    (6) Lionfish
    (7) Seagull
    (8) Red Widow Spider
    (9) Frog
    (10) Sea Dragon (CoCD: West)


    Artifacts and Equipment:
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    Scales of the Silver Sea, Moonsilver Lamellar Armor (Exalted Core)
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    This suit of lamellar armor is crafted from many overlapping fish-scales of clouded crystal and glittering moonsilver, designed to be flexible enough to accommodate a shapeshifter's ever-changing form. The salt of the ocean does not cling to it; a Lunar wearing it might transform into a siaka and swim from Skullstone to the Neck, and step forth from the waves with her armor still shimmering like moonlight on water.



    Charms
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    Strength
    Claws of the Silver Moon

    Dexterity
    First Dexterity Excellency
    Wasp Sting Blur
    Octopus and Spider Barrage

    Stamina
    Second Stamina Excellency
    Armor-Forming Technique
    Bruise-Relief Method
    Halting the Scarlet Flow

    Intelligence
    First Intelligence Excellency
    Terrestrial Circle Sorcery
    Disguise of the New Face (Black and White Treatises)


    Knacks:
    Deadly Beastman Transformation
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    Mutations:
    -Serpentine Hair (MoEP: Lunars)
    -Small
    -Chameleon

    In her war form, a delicate hood of transparent azure-tinted skin billows around Scribbler's head. From it flows a mane of crystal tendrils, gently waving in the air around her. Her pallid skin becomes azure-tinted as well, and the flesh beneath almost transparent, easily blending into her surroundings.
    Her war form is not large or imposing; it looks almost fragile, even ethereal. She glides through wind or water with an ineffable grace, every movement languidly smooth and yet deceptively swift.
    Hybrid Body Rearrangement
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    Possible library, for my own reference (may not be complete):
    From spirit form:
    Toxin
    Gills
    Acidic Pustules (nematophores)
    Terrifying Mane (growing her tendrils longer)
    Third Eye
    Hideous Maw

    From other forms:
    Wings: Seagull, Squid (air sacs + jetting)
    Armored Hide: Abalone/Clam (shimmering nacre plates growing out of her skin)
    Quills: Lionfish
    Serpentine Tongue / Serpent's Body: Sea Snake
    Tail / Scorpion's Tail: Stingray
    Spider Legs: Red Widow Spider
    Frog Tongue: Frog
    Wolf's Pace / Gazelle's Pace / Cheetah's Pace: ???
    Towering Beast Form

    Combat Stats:
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    Join Combat: 4 (5 if Third Eye is active)

    Attacks:
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    Talons: can apply to punch or kick, add +2L damage.
    Frog Tongue: can apply to punch or clinch, add +2 Acc and +1 damage, 3-yard range.
    Serpent's Body: +4 to all grappling-related rolls.
    Quills: add +1L damage, can be launched at 15-yard range, add 1 die to all parries.
    Toxin: 5L/action, 2, -/-, -2.

    Hands:
    Acc: 14 (basic) / 17 (Warform + Claws of the Silver Moon).
    Damage: 3B (basic) / 9L/2 (Warform + Quills + Claws of the Silver Moon).
    Parry DV: 8 (basic) / 9 (Warform) / 10 (Warform + Quills) / 11 (Warform + Quills + Claws of the Silver Moon).
    Rate: 3.
    Speed: 5.

    Feet:
    Acc: 13 (basic) / 16 (Warform + Claws of the Silver Moon).
    Damage: 6B (basic) / 11L/2 (Warform + Claws of the Silver Moon).
    Parry DV: 6 (basic) / 7 (Warform) / 8 (Warform + Quills) / 9 (Warform + Quills + Claws of the Silver Moon).
    Rate: 2.
    Speed: 5.

    Clinch:
    Acc: 13 (basic) / 16 (Warform + Claws of the Silver Moon).
    Damage: 3B (basic) / 8L/2 (Warform + Claws of the Silver Moon).
    Parry DV: -
    Rate: 3.
    Speed: 6.

    Jellyfish Tendrils (Serpentine Hair): all numbers assume Warform with Claws of the Silver Moon.
    Acc: 19.
    Damage: 10L/2.
    Poison: 6L/action, Toxicity 3, Tolerance -/-, Penalty -5 (Coral Snake Venom).
    Parry DV: 8 (basic) / 9 (Warform) / 10 (Warform + Quills) / 11 (Warform + Quills + Claws of the Silver Moon)
    Rate: 4.
    Speed: 4.

    Dodge DV: 4 (basic) / 6 (Warform).

    Permanent Charms (Effects)
    Generally active:
    Deadly Beastman Transformation (8 motes committed): Serpentine Hair, Small, Chameleon, Claws of the Silver Moon (basic), Armor-Forming Technique, Bruise-Relief Method, Halting the Scarlet Flow.
    Hybrid Body Rearrangement: Armored Hide, Wings (Gas-Filled Bags of Skin), Quills, Third Eye, Shark Sight.
    Disguise of the New Face.
    => +5 Survival, +1 Awareness, +2 to Stealth involving sight.

    Soak:
    Bashing: 26, 9 natural, 18 armored (Warform + Hybrid Body Rearrangement)
    | 12, 3 natural, 9 armored (basic).
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    4 (Stamina) + 4(Armored Hide) + 9 (Lamellar Moonsilver Armor) + 9 (Armor Forming Technique)
    Lethal: 23, 6 natural, 17 armored (Warform + Hybrid Body Rearrangement)
    | 10, 2 natural, 8 armored (basic).
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    2 (Stamina) + 4(Armored Hide) + 8 (Lamellar Moonsilver Armor) + 9 (Armor Forming Technique)
    Aggravated: 11 (Warform + Hybrid Body Rearrangement)
    | 8 (basic).
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    8 (Lamellar Moonsilver Armor) + 3 (Armor Forming Technique).


    Hardness:
    Bashing: 5 (Lamellar Moonsilver Armor)
    Lethal: 5 (Lamellar Moonsilver Armor)
    Aggravated: -

    Health:
    -0 [ ]
    -1 [ ][ ]
    -2 [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
    -4 [ ]
    X [ ]
    Dying [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]

    (Ox-Body Technique taken four times for 4*-2 HL.)

    Mental Defenses:
    Dodge MDV: 8 [(10+3+3)/2 round down]
    Charisma Parry MDV:
    >Presence: 2 [4/2 round up]
    >Performance: 2 [4/2 round up]
    Manipulation Parry MDV:
    >Presence: 1 [2/2 round up]
    >Performance: 1 [2/2 round up]


    Virtues:
    Compassion ●●
    Conviction ●●●●
    Temperance ●
    Valor ●●●

    Virtue Flaw/Flawed Virtue:
    Curse of the Hungry Wolverine (Conviction)

    Intimacies:
    +Luna (Love and Trust; I Will Not Fail You)
    +The Mortal Life of Creation (Protectiveness)
    +Her Brother Hawthorn (Love And Grief; I Wish I Could Have Saved You)
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    Scribbler's little brother Hawthorn is her only surviving immediate family member; her parents and her sister died when Seagate was flooded by the Silver Prince. When she went to work for the Silver Prince, she bargained for him to receive a good apprenticeship in Onyx; she hasn't been back to see him since, as she didn't want the Deathlord or his servants to think she cared about him.
    I leave his current fate up to the ST as a possible future plot hook
    +The Open Sea And Sky (Elation)
    +Fallen Wolf Of The Cutting Seas (Admiration And Sadness)
    -The Silver Prince (Terror)
    -Ebon Siaka (Fear And Grudging Respect)
    -Labyrinthine Silver Coil (Betrayal)
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    Coil is the serpent-totem No Moon in the Silver Prince's service who originally recruited and tattooed Scribbler. She is an expert poison-brewer and a necromantic adept, and is trying to figure out how to use her Solar Bond to one of the Prince's Abyssals to enhance her affinity to the Underworld. Coil is a scholar and occultist; her primary focus has always been the preservation and recovery of knowledge, and she is very interested in getting insight into the Whispers of the Neverborn.


    In progress:
    +Ganyard (Rivalry)[*][*][ ][ ]
    +Shadow (Sympathy)[*][*][*][ ]

    Languages:
    Wavetongue (Native): Skullstone dialect
    Old Realm

    Willpower: ●●●●● ●●●●●
    Temporary Willpower: 9/10

    Essence:
    Permanent: ●●●
    Personal: 13 + 4 committed CotSM (23) [Permanent Essence + (Willpower x2)]
    Peripheral: 37 (48) (3 attuned armor + 8 committed warform) [(Permanent Essence x4)+(Willpower x2)+(highest Virtue x4)]
    If Warform is active, requires 8 motes committed (3 Halting the Scarlet Flow + 1 Bruise-Relief Method + 3 Armor-Forming Technique + 1 Claws of the Silver Moon).

    Bonus Points and XP:
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    Bonus Points: 18/18
    Essence 2->3 = 10
    Willpower 5->10 = 5
    Conviction 3->4 = 1
    Martial Arts 3->5 = 2

    Experience Points. Spent: 10 | Left: 13 | Total: 23
    Disguise of the New Face = 10 XP

    XP gained:
    Initial = 10
    Traveling to Requiem = 10
    Roleplay in the city = 3



    Background:
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    Scribbler grew up on the island of Seagate near the edge of Skullstone. Her family was lower-class, although not desperately poor; her parents told her they'd once been better off, before they fell afoul of a corrupt Dark Judge, but she doesn't remember better times.

    The family member she was closest to, as a child, was her great-grandmother, who was known as Grandmother Dolphin. Dolphin had been born outside the Web of Shadows, before coming to Skullstone as an adult, and told Scribbler stories about the world outside the shifting maze of shadowlands. Her most prized possession was a book from her youth, a naturalist's journal showing the plants and animals she had catalogued in her travels across the West. Most of the drawings were only sketches, but some were inked - and even faded, they opened a window to a world of color and beauty that Scribbler had never imagined. Dolphin died when Scribbler was nine, but she inherited the book.

    Like most children in Skullstone, Scribbler learned to read and write, but she showed a rare enthusiasm for her studies; her intelligence was noted by her teachers, and she was apprenticed as a clerk. (This was unusual among people of her social class; "Scribbler" was a nickname given half in derision and half in affection.)

    That life ended when the Silver Prince returned, Seagate attempted to rebel against him, and he responded by sinking the city. Scribbler's parents and baby sister drowned that day; she managed to swim to safety with her little brother Hawthorn. The two of them managed to scratch out a subsistence existence in the shadowland that now covered mostly-submerged Seagate for the next few years.

    Scribbler Exalted after she dived into a jellyfish bloom to rescue her little brother. The Exaltation wasn't immediate; she managed to throw the youngster to safety, and then swim to shore despite the agony of the jellyfish tangled around her. On reaching the shore, she promptly passed out, and spent the next few days lying unconscious in a high fever. She experienced strange dreams and hallucinations during that time - some of which were meaningful and some of which were not - culminating in a vision of the Walker at the Crossroads, and a choice she had to make.

    When she woke up, the fever had broken, and she knew that she was Exalted as a Steward. She believed that Luna had tasked her with lifting the Web of Shadows, and restoring this part of Creation to life and beauty. Unfortunately for her, the local Deathlord had other plans.

    The Silver Prince became aware of Scribbler's Exaltation and sent one of his Abyssals to bring her in, along with a No Moon necromancer who he'd accepted into his service when she came to Onyx seeking knowledge (and her Abyssal mate). They explained all the benefits of working for the Silver Prince, especially contrasted with the consequences of not working for the Silver Prince: it was an offer she really couldn't refuse.

    Scribbler accepted with rather bad grace, and thus began her service to the Silver Prince. She received her tattoos from the No Moon who had recruited her, who also taught her the history of the world and the Silver Pact, albeit with a somewhat unusual slant. She guided Scribbler to the Full Moon caste, shaping her into a warrior for Skullstone, although the young Lunar was and is rather more subtle than the stereotype of the Frenzied. Scribbler was not happy about working for the Deathlord - she still blamed him for the deaths of her family, and something deep inside her abhorred the nature of Skullstone - but of course she kept that absolutely quiet.

    Eventually he started sending her on missions further afield, beyond the Web of Shadows. That was a mistake. Seeing true Creation for the first time, the islands vibrant with life beneath the light of sun and moon - it recalled memories of her Exaltation, of the path she'd chosen, of the bright dream that Luna had promised her could be real. And it made the contrast with the Prince's "utopia" shockingly, viscerally clear, no longer something that could be ignored.

    Perhaps that in itself would not have been enough; perhaps the anguish and shame would have faded after a time. But on one of these missions, she encountered the renegade deathknight Fallen Wolf of the Cutting Seas. They spoke, and he encouraged her to leave the Prince's service; eventually, he helped her fake her death and flee. She didn't want to leave her brother behind in Onyx, but Fallen Wolf persuaded her that it would be impossible to get him out, as the Silver Prince would certainly be watching for any hint of betrayal; that decision was her Sacrifice for sorcery.

    In the month or so since making her escape, she's been wandering the West, trying to stay well clear of Skullstone's agents, practicing the Sacred Hunt, and looking for allies. She's learned a spell to disguise herself, and uses it assiduously, but she's still afraid of the Silver Prince learning that she's alive.


    Moment of Exaltation:
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    The wind was brisk over the dark ocean, tatters of grey clouds shadowing the silvered sky. A storm was coming in, she could taste it in the air.

    The children were diving for sea urchins below. The creatures sheltered in cracks in the broken houses, where only small hands could reach. It was always dangerous, of course: the water was murky, and who knew when a promising crack might instead turn out to hold a coneshell or something worse? On a day like today, though, the waves were the greater danger; already the swell was picking up, and a wave could easily smash a small body against crumbling masonry. They needed every scrap of food, though. Winter was coming.

    Then a cry went up, and the ruins below were suddenly alive with children, scrambling out of the suddenly-deadly sea. She saw blood on some of them; their haste had left no time for caution. Scribbler saw the telltale shimmer a moment later; it was easier to see when you knew what you were looking for, but it looked like a big bloom. She ran her eyes over the youngsters, counting... and came up one short.

    Her gaze went to the small dark head in the water, struggling with the waves. Hawthorn. He was far too young for this, in the time before the Silver Prince came he would have been in school - but now, in drowned Seagate, there was little left of childhood. And he wanted, as he'd always wanted, to help her.

    He wasn't screaming yet, just doggedly trying to reach the higher levels and safety. But then he did scream, as the shimmer in the water reached him.

    She leapt from the high wall. This was going to hurt, but all it would take was will and strength. The will to keep her focus, her clarity of mind, through the pain. The strength to hold her head above the water - to keep breathing - to keep her heart beating.

    She hit the water in a dive and jackknifed around instantly, coming up next to Hawthorn. She grasped him - light as a feather in her arms, too light and small this close to winter - and hurled him toward safety. She saw him grab hold of a post and pull himself out; it looked like only one of the jellyfish had scored him, and only along his leg.

    She had a moment to feel triumph, and then the pain began. For every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and her throw had pushed her away from the higher ground, into the oncoming bloom. The venom streaked through her like lightning, like fire tangling along every nerve.

    Breathe. Swim. Stroke for the ruins. Agony ripping through her flesh - how many of the tendrils were wrapped around her? Too many. But if she could get to shore, the elixir was in the bag she'd left on the wall, and through blurred and fading sight she could see one of the older boys racing to bring it down.

    Swim. Breathe. Force yourself to keep moving, by sheer strength of will overcoming the body's long voiceless scream. She pulled herself up onto the shore, mind still impossibly clear, although her muscles jerked and shuddered in reaction to the shattering pain. Don't try to tear the transparent tendrils away with your hands, the elixir will render them inert.

    They poured the elixir over her body, over the tangled and knotted scarlet patterns of the stings, and she passed out.


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    Poison flowed like ice and fire in the currents of her blood, fueling a fever that carried her mind far away. She dreamed strange visions, hallucinations of worlds that never could have been.

    Afterward, she could not remember much of that time. But at the ending, the visions took on a sharp clarity.

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    She stood on a shore of white sand, looking out across the ocean. The full moon shone bright in the sky, and laid a silver trail across the waves. The air was full of strange fragrances, sweet and salt and wild - not at all the fetid, rotting smell that she associated with the shadow-misted sea.

    She stepped out onto the path, half-expecting it to hold her weight, and splashed to her knees in the water. It felt cool and fresh, without the clinging slime she had expected; ruffles of seafoam and moonlight caressed her skin.

    She laughed and ran forward, ducking her head underwater and feeling the currents play with her hair. Moonlight was above her, below her, around her, and on the seabed grew strange corals like flowers, blooming in colors she could never have imagined from the decades-old inked drawings she had seen.

    What do you wish to be, child?

    A memory, a dream; an old woman with tears in her eyes as she tried to explain to a little girl. They were joy in motion, so beautiful; they filled the sea with their song.

    Moonlight suffused her, and her feet lengthened and flattened into flippers, her legs fusing, her arms becoming fins. The dolphin whistled at the moon as she leapt above the ocean and took off along the silver path, threading her way between the sea and sky.


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    In time the silver path ended. The dolphin slowed, and became a girl again, floating at the interface of water and air. She could no longer see the land, but she was not afraid. The full moon had splintered in two, it seemed; half shone above and half below, perfectly mirrored.

    The moon above might be too high for her to leap. But below - what depths were there that she could not plumb? She somersaulted in the water, for the sheer joy of it, and then dived.

    Long she swam downward, following the moon's radiance. It shifted its shape as she swam, waxing and waning. But there was always some light there, a silver lamp to guide her on.

    She had expected the water to become cold, dark, heavy. But instead it grew lighter, foamier - almost like air. As she thought that, she looked back up - and with a wrenching shift of perspective found herself hanging far above a broad dark expanse, strangely folded and contoured. She hung for a moment in the air, and then fell.

    What do you wish to see, child?

    Feathers white as moonlight sprouted from her arms, as the bones lengthened into great wings. The owl soared across the dark lands, seeing the silver tracery of streams and the tapestry of the forest cloaking the familiar contours of the land, drinking in the myriad murmurs of the living night.

    Was it a promise, or merely a requiem? A vision of redemption, or only of mourning? The owl saw, and asked, but where were her answers?


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    Had she been a dolphin, an owl? Surely those had only been fever-dreams. This was real, this stony and dusty road. There was no moon in the empty night sky.

    She was thirsty, but there was no water on this path, winding up into the mountains. She'd known hills, in the lands around the city of Seagate, but never anything like the terrible peaks that rose before her.

    She was tired, but she could not rest. She had been walking for a long time - how long, she couldn't remember. Always alone, though.

    Was there another, walking beside her? She glanced to the side, but even that felt dangerous. No point looking back, everyone had said. Live with what you've been given. Accept, and walk on.

    Ahead she saw only dust and ashes and desolation. There was no silver lamp to guide her through the dark. But she remembered the dolphin and the owl, and the scent of night-blooming flowers. So she turned, and looked back - do not forget - and saw the fragile carpet of flowers and moss and ferns where she had walked, spreading out to cover the mountainside, fed by silvery trickles of clear water welling up from her footprints.

    What is past is past, and there is no going back. But springtime follows winter. There can be flowers again, amid the dust.

    She breathed in the scent of springtime and rain, and turned again to the upward-winding road.


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    She found herself at a crossroads, where three roads met. A figure stood at the center, cloaked and veiled in black. Silver light was in her hands.

    "It is time to make a choice," the figure said, in a voice of silver chimes and moonlit silence.

    Three roads there were. Along one, dust and darkness. Along a second, peace and the dreams of the past. Along the third...

    "Where does the third road go?"

    "Through the mountains."

    "And that is the only way back to the country of flowers?"

    "Some other may accept the charge, if you do not. But some - one or many - must walk that path."

    She considered. "I am not the owl, you know. I want knowledge, not only questions. Understanding is more than seeing."

    The figure's face was hidden, but it seemed they smiled. "I know. And yet all knowledge arose from insight once, and every answer has its question."

    "Nor am I the dolphin."

    "No. You do not have their joy. But a dying world needs survivors as much or more than celebrants."

    "Are you real, or just mirroring my own thoughts back to me?"

    Laughter like moonlight on seafoam. "This is a fever-dream, child!"

    "And who said it could not be more than one thing at a... oh! I see."

    Her mind was clearing, now. She could feel wakefulness beckoning, like light beginning to shine through a window at dawn. Or... was that wakefulness, or death?

    Dream or reality, life or death, she knew her answer. And perhaps her spirit was part dolphin after all, for she laughed as she stepped toward the cloaked figure, toward the path through the mountains, and reached out her hands to the silver light.

    The cloaked figure opened their hands, and said,
    "THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE."

    The long ghostly tendrils swirled around her as the crown of silver light settled on her brow. She woke to the pale dawn of the shadowland, laughing in indignant delight, with new life and power flooding through her and a cloak of indigo shadow and silver radiance flaring around her like a banner. The scars from the jellyfish tendrils criss-crossed her body in tangled lines of red and violet, but the pain was entirely gone.




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    Humility was too easy. How often had she dug in the muck and slime in the years since the Prince came, feeling for anything that might be edible? How often had she begged aid from someone who'd been more lucky with their gathering? How often had she made little sacrifices to gods or spirits who she abhorred, to beg the life of a sick child or a change in the weather? Pride was a luxury, and luxuries had no place in her world.

    Fear of pain, and the perils of the sea, and death beyond death, had lain like a shadow over her life. But she had defied all those fears when she leapt from a crumbling wall into the shimmering waves, to save a beloved child's life.

    Her Journey took her across the sea to Skullstone, a hundred miles and a world away from the island where she'd grown up. Nothing had prepared her for the people she met there, the skills she learned, the wonders and horrors that she saw.

    Tutelage was given to her freely, by the No Moon who initiated her into the Silver Pact even as she argued the Deathlord's case. Some of that knowledge seemed familiar, lessons understood when she watched the clouds and measured the tides, but more was new and strange.

    Sacrifice, as always, came last and hardest. On the day when her family was destroyed, she'd snatched up her little brother and swum with him, ignoring the screams of her baby sister, because she knew she could only save one. Years later, she'd jumped into a jellyfish bloom to save him, without hesitation. When she fought and killed in a Deathlord's name, she'd thought of him, safe and happy in his apprenticeship - or so she gathered, from the letters he sent her - and felt it was worth the trade.
    Until the day that it wasn't, anymore. And on that day, she left him behind.


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    There are some creatures that are made for survival. Creatures that can live in the cracks of a world that holds them in contempt, and thrive in conditions that others would find intolerable. The cockroach. The rat. The mosquito. The jellyfish.

    Life and nourishment once came from the ocean, an abundance of fish and kelp, but in the shadow of Skullstone, the waters are dark and poisoned. Jellyfish still swim in the dead seas, ghostly lights beneath the waves, and dark masses of rotting seaweed choke the inlets. In the ruins of a fallen city, a clever scavenger can find food enough to survive, perhaps - but never more. Those who survived the Silver Prince's wrath can only dream of the black ships that might carry them to a better life beyond the grave. Life is short and brutal, a too-brief interlude in which to win back the Prince's favor.

    The jellyfish drifts unseen through the ocean, hiding in plain sight. Crystal beauty in the water, bringing gifts of pain and death. These traits, too, she shares. But first and foremost, when the coral is bleached and the seas become barren, the jellyfish adapts, and survives.

    So did she.


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    Her true name is Scribbler. It speaks to the child she was, when she drew patterns in the sand and read an ancient journal and dreamed of a world beyond the Web of Shadows. It speaks to the history written in her skin, the tangled map carved into her flesh by the venom that opened her soul to the Exaltation. It speaks to the weapons she uses to fight her battles now, long crystal tendrils bearing deadly gifts of moonsilver and poison. It is not a name she shares with others, and all those who knew it are most likely dead now.

    Her deed name was given, in the tradition of the Silver Pact, when she received her tattoos: Burning Thorns of the Bright Sea. She left it behind, along with everything else, when she abandoned Skullstone.

    Now, she prefers to use simple nicknames, taken from the bright flowers that do not grow beneath the Web of Shadows.
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    Name: Ganyard, or Derek Jeffreys
    Exalt Type and Caste: Infernal, Slayer
    Anima: A sword blazing with green flame scythes through the air boiling away waves that crash towards Ganyard.
    Motivation: To Turn His Infernal Monstrosity Towards Heroism
    Urge: Cecylian Urge, Unite The Navies Of The West Beneath My Banner
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    "What do you mean you've never heard of the Wavebreaker? The greatest marine to sail the seas? Slayer of a thousand Lintha? What do live under a hermit crab's shell? I'm a damn legend!"
    Ganyard was not always the boisterous bruiser he paints himself. In fact his Adjudicator often argues that Ganyard hasn't really earned any recognition. Ganyard thinks the Eristrufa isn't giving him enough credit. After all he did slay a small pack of Lintha. Granted, he did it only with the coaxing of the Eristrufa. And those rumors that the pack were already sickly... Well, we'll just ignore that.

    In truth Ganyard is little more than a fisherman's son, Derek Jeffreys by name, fresh from his Exaltation and quaking in his boots. When the Lintha came to trade with (raid) his family he never objected. He took whatever life handed him with a simple willingness to go with the flow, to float on the tide and the currents.

    All that changed when he began to hear stories of the great golden heroes reborn. People who can change the world by the their great and magnificent will. Reborn by gods they say, striving to save the world and remake it in their exceptional image. Derek dreamed of what it might be like to be such a hero. And while the Golden Sun had no use for Derek's dreams, a great green glow heard him calling.

    Now one dead Lintha raiding party later Derek is desperate to keep the new-found voices in his head in check, placating them by going after what he hopes is the worst of the worst.
    "Oh... Wow. They're uh... All dead."
    "Which was our goal was it not?"
    "...Of course! All fear the great and terrible Wavebreaker!"

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    Primary (Physical): 8
    Secondary (Mental): 6
    Tertiary (Social): 4

    Physical:
    Strength ●●●●
    Dexterity ●●●●
    Stamina ●●●

    Social:
    Charisma ●●
    Manipulation ●●
    Appearance ●●●●

    Mental
    Perception ●●●
    Intelligence ●●●
    Wits ●●●

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    Total without BP/XP: 28
    (If using Dawn Solution rules, 4 free specialty dots, and Abilities can be raised to 5 without BP)

    [C]Archery
    [C]Martial Arts ●●
    [C]Melee ●●●●● Swords +++
    [C]Thrown
    [C]War

    [F]Integrity ●●
    [F]Performance ●● Boasting ++
    Presence ●●
    Resistance ●●
    Survival ●●

    Craft
    Investigate
    Lore ●●
    Medicine
    [F]Occult ●●●● Demonology ++

    [F]Athletics ●●
    Awareness ●●
    Dodge
    Larceny
    Stealth

    Bureaucracy
    Linguistics ●
    Ride
    [F]Sail ●●
    Socialize ●

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    Artifacts and Equipment:
    Artifact: Tainted Moonsilver Reaper Daiklaive, Luna's Leftovers
    A sickly looking blade, Luna's Leftovers was named by the previous bearer of Ganyard's Exaltation, an idiot of a man prone to headbutting his enemies. When not in use its shape slides back and forth between a massive Teodija claw and something not unlike the tentacles of a Eristrufa.

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    Hardened Devil Body x3
    By Pain Reforged
    Nightmare Fugue Vigilance
    Crowned with Fury
    Scar-Writ Saga Shield
    Viridian Legend Exoskeleton
    By Rage Recast (Ink Monkeys)
    Kimbery
    Mother Sea Mastery
    Spiteful Sea Tincture
    Tidal Renewal Discipline
    She Who Lives In Her Name
    Factual Determination Analysis
    Ebon Dragon
    Cracked Cell Circumvention

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    Acc: 7 | Damage: 4B | Parry DV: [(((Dex+Ability)+2)= X /2 round up) = Base + Modifiers] | Rate: 3

    Feet:
    Acc: 6 [(((Dex+Martial Arts)+0)+Any other dice bonuses)] | Damage: [Str+3B] | Parry DV: [(((Dex+Ability)-2)= X /2 round up) = Base + Modifiers] | Rate: 2

    Clinch:
    Acc: X [(((Dex+Martial Arts)+0)+Any other dice bonuses)] | Damage: [Str+0B] | Parry DV: - | Rate: 3

    Dodge DV: X [((((Dex+Ability)+Essence)+Bonus Dice From Equipment) = X /2 round up) = Base + Modifiers]

    Permanent Charms (Effects)

    Soak:
    Bashing: [((Stamina+Armour)+Any other Modifiers)]
    Lethal: [(((Stamina /2)+Armour)+Any other Modifiers)]
    Aggravated: [Armour+Any other Modifiers)]

    Hardness:
    Bashing: [Highest value from any source]
    Lethal: [Highest value from any source]
    Aggravated: [Highest value from any source]

    Health:
    -0 [ ]
    -1 [ ][ ]
    -2 [ ][ ]
    -4 [ ]
    X [ ]

    Mental Defenses:
    Dodge MDV: [((((Willpower+Integrity)+Relevant Specialty)+Essence)+Any other dice modifiers) /2 round down) + Any other bonuses.]
    Charisma Parry MDV:
    >Presence: [(((Charisma+Presence)+Relevant Specialty)+Any other dice modifiers) /2 round up) + Any other bonuses.]
    >Performance: [(((Charisma+Performance)+Relevant Specialty)+Any other dice modifiers) /2 round up) + Any other bonuses.]
    Manipulation Parry MDV:
    >Presence: [(((Manipulation+Presence)+Relevant Specialty)+Any other dice modifiers) /2 round up) + Any other bonuses.]
    >Performance: [(((Manipulation+Performance)+Relevant Specialty)+Any other dice modifiers) /2 round up) + Any other bonuses.]

    Virtues:
    Compassion ●●
    Conviction ●●
    Temperance ●●●
    Valor ●●

    Intimacies:
    Malfeas (There is Beauty in the Terrible)
    Infernals (What a wistfully Bitter lot are we)
    The Glorious (What we aspire to)
    Akuma (Only a Wretch would Sell their will)
    Stories (How else would we know a Hero?)
    Lintha (Pitiful half breeds deserve only the mercy of their own demise)
    Luna's Leftovers (It deserves better)
    Languages:
    Seatongue (Native)
    Old Realm
    Willpower: ●●●●●●●●●●

    Essence:
    Permanent: ●●●
    Personal: Current 19 (19)
    Peripheral: Current 35 (40) (5 Attuned)

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    Essence 3, 7 Points
    Willpower 10, 5 Points
    Crowned With Fury, 4 points
    Melee 5, 1 Point
    Two dots of Favored Specialties, 1 Point
    Total: 15/15 (18/18 If using Dawn Solution rules.) | Flaws:
    Occult from 2 to 4, 8xp
    Experience Points. Spent: 8 | Left: 12 | Total: 20

    Character Sheet. As I make further changes and fill the rest in I'll do it in this post.

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    So, how long are we waiting for the hold outs? Because while I'm sure they're lovely people, we do have enough here for a campaign, and I'm getting that itch I get in my soul when a game with potential might fall apart.
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    I'm getting curious too. Do we have a expected date of starting the game itself?
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    Sure, we could start. Expect a thread up for IC today or tommorrow.
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    So sorry for the delay, holidays ate my brain.

    I'll try to get my sheet up tonight.

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    Well, Bushranger, I of all people will criticize you for not posting in a timely manner.

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    Well, Bushranger, I of all people will criticize you for not posting in a timely manner.

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    Mmph. I still can't decide how to spend my last two background points. If I had a Yasai Crystal, could I start with an elemental inside it? Alternatively, how many dots of Mentor or Ally would Fallen Wolf of the Cutting Seas (the ex-Solar who the Silver Prince turned into an Abyssal) be worth?
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    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
    When it has gone past I will turn my inner eye to see its path.
    Where the irritation has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

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    The crystal would be fine.
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    It'll be morning before I can get my sheet done and such; so I don't hold things up can I join in once I have it ready?

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    Yeah, that should be fine.
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    The crystal would be fine.
    Thanks The spirit I'd like to have inside it, initially, is a Sandpiper (they're described briefly on p.87 of Oadenol's Codex), the gist is that they're small birdlike earth elementals that do not fly, responsible for shaping the shore to their liking; they are also known for their quick travel and compassionate desire to heal the injured.

    They don't have a detailed statblock in the Rolls of Glorious Divinity but it mentions they have the Affinity Earth Control charm and can create sand (five pounds per minute) at no mote cost, that the compassionate ones know the Touch of Grace charm (which provides healing), and that generally they favor charms for stealth, perception and quick travel. Would this be okay? If so I can write up a list of Charms they might have. Alternatively, she could have a baiji in there (minor dolphin-god) - they're fully statted, but a bit more powerful/significant (and don't have the nifty "make sand" ability).

    In either case they'd only be around for a month or so before she has to recruit a new one; they're both fairly compassionate ocean-beings who'd probably be okay with temporarily helping a Lunar who's on the Silver Prince's bad side, but they have their own affairs to attend to as well.
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    The Sandpiper would be fine.
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    Oh, and disguise roll for my spell, augmented with the First Intelligence Excellency (she would have rested afterward, as the spell lasts forever until dispelled):

    (13d10)[4][8][8][3][3][9][10][3][9][8][7][4][5](81) (5 Int + 5 Excellency + 3 Larceny)

    Base difficulty is 2 to set Appearance to 5 (but otherwise same general body type, gender, and Western racial background). So that's six threshold successes; people need to roll 8+ successes on Perception+Awareness to realize that something is wrong about her appearance (since their threshold successes on a standard-difficulty roll needs to beat her threshold successes, i.e. they need at least 7 threshold successes).
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    Question I should have asked earlier. I took a charm from ink monkeys... That alright?
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    @Ifni

    Alright, I'll keep that in mind.

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    AgentIndy, would you prefer me to have a somewhat-stronger-than-usual sandpiper (Essence 3 rather than 2), or just an ordinary sandpiper? My crystal can hold an E3 being but it's a question of whether she found one. Just asking because it matters for how many motes I can spend on Touch of Grace (it's capped by the lower of Compassion and Essence).

    Also, from Sierra's description of their injuries, is it possible for me to translate that into an estimate of levels of bashing/lethal damage, at all? Touch of Grace has a clause that if you can't heal damage completely, you can't heal it at all.
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    Derek was a sailor's son. He had the lean muscle of one who spent most of their time in the water, a sleek almost slender physique. His brown hair had faded to a dirty blonde from his time in the sun. Never a fighter, at the most he's carry a knife to crack open the odd clam.

    When Ganyard Wavebreaker emerged from the Chrysalis Grotesque he had none of the color that had graced Derek's hair or skin. His body is now almost uniformly grey, the subtle color of fog creeping through a seaside village. The only color that still graces his form is a fiery green tint behind his eyes.

    His build remained lean, but where once Derek's tanned skin held muscles that seemed often at ease, Ganyard's body is taut cord. When he strains his muscles ripple beneath his skin, the Eristrufa visible, its tentacles writhing.

    The simple fisherman's knife is long gone as well. In its place, Ganyard now carries a bundle across his back. A repurposed and expanded case originally meant for a pool cue, the sheathe holds Luna's Leftovers. Ganyard is unsure of the blade's origins, and shudders any time he's forced to use the name given the word by his predecessor. He hopes to find the sword's true name in his free time.

    When unsheathed the blade whips about in a frenzy, tasting the air or sea for blood. At times it seems to slither around the defenses of those it faces stretching like the tentacles of the Eristrufa that brought Ganyard his new shape. When at rest it settles into the shape of a long talon.
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    Giant, 4 Points
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    Lidless Demon Eye, 4 Points
    Armored Hide, 4 Points
    Extra Arm, 6 Points
    Frog Tongue, 2 Points
    Gills, 2 Points

    Just some stuff I'm working out here before adding to Ganyard's main sheet.
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    @Ifni

    Well, I guess you can have an Essence 3 Sandpiper. The injured people are mortals, so they have three health levels full of two lethal levels, and one aggravated level.

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    Backstory is looking pretty good.
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    Heh. When the ST's away, Ifni and OJ will play.
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    I still need to go over with it with the 2.5 Eratta, but here's my character's sheet so far...

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    Physical
    Strength ●●●
    Dexterity ●●●●
    Stamina ●●●

    Social
    Charisma ●●
    Manipulation ●●
    Appearance ●●●●

    Mental
    Perception ●●●●
    Intelligence ●●
    Wits ●●●

    Abilities

    Archery
    Martial Arts
    Melee ●
    Thrown
    War

    *Integrity ●●
    *Performance ●●●
    --Specialty: Dance
    --Specialty: Singing
    Presence
    Resistance ●●
    Survival ●

    *Craft (Water) ●●
    --Specialty: Cooking
    Investigate
    Lore ●
    Medicine ●
    Occult

    >Athletics ●●●
    --Specialty: Gymnastics
    >Awareness ●●●
    >Dodge ●●●●
    >Larceny
    >Stealth ●●●●

    Bureaucracy
    *Linguistics ●●● (High Realm, Riverspeak, ?)
    Ride
    Sail
    *Socialize ●●●

    Backgrounds
    Liege ●
    Underworld Manse ●
    Whispers ●

    Artifacts and Equipment:
    Artifact - Soulsteel Lamellar ●●
    Artifact - Soulsteel Short Daiklave (Pair) ●●

    Charms
    First Awareness Excellency
    First Stealth Excellency
    Raiton's Nimble Perch
    Effortless Unnatural Grace
    Mist Over Ice
    Superior Hearing Focus
    Shadow Cloak Technique
    Unseen Wisp Method
    Atrocity Without Witness
    Blood Calligraphy Technique
    Ox-Body Technique
    Ox-Body Technique
    Undying Stagnation Defense
    Flitting Shadow Form

    Defenses
    Dodge DV
    Parry DV (Melee)

    Soak:
    Hardness:

    Health
    -0 [ ]
    -1 [ ][ ]
    -2 [ ][ ]
    -4 [ ]
    X [ ]

    Mental Defense
    Dodge MDV
    Parry MDV

    Virtues
    Compassion ●●●●
    Conviction ●●
    Temperance ●●
    Valor ●

    Intimacies
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    Willpower: 6

    Essence
    Permanent: 3
    Personal: /
    Peripheral: / (0 Committed)

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    BP Expenditure
    - 2 to increase Athletics to 5
    - 1 to increase Awareness to 3
    - 1 to increase Dodge to 4
    - 2 to increase Stealth to 5
    - 1 to increase Linguistics to 3
    - 7 to increase Essence to 3
    - 1 for a Specialty

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    That sheet looks good.
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    You're missing some of the free excellencies and ox bodies.
    Edit: Also at a glance you're going to need to change your willpower calculation.
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    Probably so, yeah. I'll get to that when I get back from shopping, thanks for the spots.

    Also, how I envision her...

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    Anything to roll to recognize the symbols' meaning? Also, if he's a yozi cultist at all my Adjudicator should be able to spot that.
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    Not a Yozi cultist, just an occultist.

    THe symbol means victory.
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