Relentless Vanguard

Elite Scout

Description:

ATTRIBUTES

Strength 5
Dexterity 5
Stamina 5

Charisma 4
Manipulation 3
Appearance 3

Perception 4
Intelligence 3
Wits 4

ABILITIES

Archery 1
Athletics 2
Awareness 3
Brawl 1
Bureaucracy 0
Craft 0
Dodge 5
Integrity 4
Investigation 3
Larceny 1
Linguistics 1
Lore 1
Martial Arts (White Reaper) 5
Medicine 0
Melee 3
Occult 3
Performance 0
Presence 4
Resistance 4
Ride 3
Sail 0
Socialize 2
Stealth 3
Survival 3
Thrown 0
War 4

SPECIALTIES

Awareness (Ambushes)
Martial Arts (Spear)
Resistance (Long Running)
Survival (Tracking)
Socialize (Cool Demeanor)
Socialize (Military)

MERITS

Allies (Unapologetic Badger, Captain of the Tenyio Guard) o
Allies (Silent Peach) o
Allies (Smoldering Ember) oo
Allies (Amara) ooooo
Allies (Kalisha Stone) o
Artifact (Ward vs Demons) o
Artifact (Enchanted Brocade) o
Artifact (Zelator) oooo
Backing (Hakura Army Officer) ooo
Contacts (Residents of Southern River Province) ooo
Demesne (Shrine of the Hallowed Leaves) oo
Direction Sense o
Exalted Healing ooooo
Eye of Crimson Warning
Fast Reflexes ooo
Followers (Elite Hakura Scouts and Tenyio Night Guard) o
Hearth Stone (Jewel of the Shining Heart) oo
Influence (Guardian of Tenyio) o
Influence (Hero Scout of Hakura) oo
Language: Old Realm
Manse (Shrine of Hallowed Leaves) ooo
Martial Artist oooo
Mentor (The Patrician) oo
Mentor: Amara ooo
Resources oo
Retainer (Humble Stone) oo
Retainer (Softly Stepped) oo
Tempered by the Elements (Forest) oooo

INTIMACIES

Defining Principle: “Honor is for the Honorable, Mercy for the Merciful, and Savagery for the Savage.”
Defining Principle: “Never wound a man you can kill.”

Defining Tie: The Lucky 13 (Loyalty)
Defining Tie: Subdued Summer (Sisterly Love)

Major Tie: Hakura (Dedication)
Major Tie: Eagle Wind (Respect)
Major Tie: Eagle Wind (Friendship)
Major Tie: Low Vice (Friendly)
Major Tie: Saner “Low Vice” Hu (Respect)
Major Tie: Resplendent Jade Elixir (Respect)
Major Tie: Subdued Summer (Friendly)
Major Tie: Subdued Summer (Respect)
Major Tie: Echoing Glorious Morning (Love)
Major Tie: Amara (Devotion)
Major Tie: Fair Folk (Hatred)
Major Tie: Radiant Koi (Respect)
Major Tie: Radiant Koi (Friendship)
Major Tie: Sun Forged Oath (Loyalty)

Minor Principle: “It’s Dangerous To Go Alone”
Minor Principle: “True worth is determined not by might, but by heart.”

Minor Tie: Migi District (Pride)
Minor Tie: Patrician (Obligation)
Minor Tie: Silent Flower (Familial)
Minor Tie: Humble Stone (Confidence)
Minor Tie: Softly Stepped (Confidence)
Minor Tie: Mask of Winters (Distrust)
Minor Tie: Minions of Mask of Winters (Hate)
Minor Tie: Larquen Quen / Mask of Winters (friendship, desire for redemption)
Minor Tie: Burden of Mercy (Comrade)
Minor Tie: Silent Peach (friendship, respect)
Minor Tie: White Hawk (friendship, respect)
Minor Tie: Smoldering Ember (friendship, respect)
Minor Tie: Inari (friendship, trust)
Minor Tie: Okami-Jun (loyalty, trust, love)
Minor Tie: Jaioku (loyalty)
Minor Tie: Fox and Hound Inn / Rain’s Cadence (protectiveness)
Minor Tie: Astride of Horizon’s End (hatred)
Minor Tie: Lovely Breath (Comrade)

CHARMS

Sensory Acuity Prana
Surprise Anticipation Method
Keen Sight Technique

Integrity Protecting Prana
Enduring Mental Toughness

Falling Scythe Slash
Revolving Crescent Defense
White Reaper Form

Terrestrial Circle Sorcery
Celestial Circle Sorcery

Ox-Body Technique
Body-Mending Meditation
Front Line Warrior’s Stamina
Durability of Oak Meditation
Spirit Strengthening the Skin
Iron Skin Concentration
Essence Gathering Temper

Master Horseman’s Techniques
-Harmony of Spirits Style
-Spirit-Steadying Assurances
-Blood Rider’s Toughness

Perfect Shadow Stillness

Hardship Surviving Mendicant Spirit

War God Descendant
League of Iron Preparation
Ideal Battle Knowledge Prana
Holistic Battle Understanding

Call the Blade
Summon the Loyal Steel

Spirit Detecting Glance

Uncanny Perception Technique

Spirit Cutting Attack
Ghost Eating Technique

Tiger’s Dread Symmetry

SORCERY

Sorcerers Initiation: Zelator’s Wisdom (Talisman of Ten Thousand Eyes)

Shaping Rituals:

Inner Eye: The sorcerer may hone her senses through the talisman to open her inner eye, paying a point of Willpower whenever she makes an Awareness roll to Join Battle or notice a hidden threat while wearing the talisman. She gains one sorcerous mote for every two successes on this roll. These motes last for the duration of the scene, and can be spent towards any spell she casts. If she is joining battle against or searching out malevolent sorcerous forces—enemy sorcerers, bound demons, strange beings created by sorcery—she also adds her Occult in bonus dice to the roll.

Spells:

Virtuous Guardian of Flame (Control)
Travel Without Distance (Control)

Sorcerous Workings:
Paired Journals
Heart’s Compass tattoos (in progress)

Sorcery Merits:

EVOCATIONS

Zelator
Spell Piercing Strike
Shared Animosity (custom) (see GM notes)
Sunstrike Steed

OTHER ATTRIBUTES

Willpower 7
Essence 2

Personal: 16
Peripheral: 40
Committed: 5 (Zelator)

ARTIFACTS

Enchanted Brocade
Ward vs Demons
Zelator (Orichalcum Dire Lance)
Jewel of the Shining Heart (Standard, Solar Hearthstone)

GEAR

Reinforced Buffjacket
Exceptional Lamellar Armor
Short Spear
Chopping Sword
Long Bow
Riding Horse
Saddle and Tack

Bio:

Hakuran warrior-general… honorable and vengeful, ruled by duty and shadowed with grief.

Playlists:
Relentless Vanguard: https://open.spotify.com/user/125125935/playlist/6LmsF6JwpX8xqOoYX4c7X9
Sun Forged Oath: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/52464qof6oprGNFeknkYMs
Subdued Summer & Relentless Vanguard: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2RarqZM2j8uDjklfw7LrPy
Vanguard & Okami: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5LDQhNKfe83SvCHtBOshUR

Born and raised in the Migi District, Relentless Vanguard was essentially orphaned at a young age when her parents ended up on the outside of the walls at the start of the Siege of Hakura and they were forced to flee to the Lost Dominion. Vanguard was raised by a distant aunt and joined the Scouts at the earliest age possible. The talented martial artist was often noted for both her calm and collected presence in the face of stress or danger and her lighthearted humor at the dangers that the Scouts faced outside of the city walls. Devoted to Amara and deeply in love with her husband Echoing Glorious Morning, Vanguard seemed happy with the admittedly-dangerous life she had built.

The death of her husband while she was out on a supply run caused a marked change in the Scout, however, and for a period of two years she seemed to stoically exist only for her duties as a Scout and as Captain of the Lucky Thirteen. The previous humor vanished and only a calculating and somber leader remained. Only one incident during this time caused a deviation from her patterns, when the sight of an actual Fair Folk during a battle with behemoths caused a sudden reckless shift in her plan of attack. Despite the danger, Vanguard viciously pursued the raksha personally when it tried to slip away, finally barely slaying it thanks to the timely appearance of a reclusive forest sorcerer.

Following the death of one of the Thriced Blessed Goddess’ oracles and a mysterious prophecy, Relentless Vanguard was part of a closed-door meeting with the Wise Eyed Patrician and the city goddess. Afterwards, with the blessing of the Scout Commander, she and the Lucky Thirteen left the city of Hakura. After a nasty run-in with some bandits, they met Subdued Summer, and the Fox and Hound inns became the base of operations for the displaced Hakurans. For nearly two years, the Thirteen have supported themselves with hired work, sending supplies and news back to Hakura frequently, and when questioned on when they might return, Vanguard only replied that they were waiting for fate to bring them what they need.

Recently, however, there has been another shift in the Hakuran Scout. Having taken the Second Breath, Relentless Vanguard returned briefly to Hakura to re-swear her allegiance to the city and its goddess, and now seems energized on plans to rescue the city from the raksha’s siege. Ever the careful strategist, she has been working with other Solars to formulate a plan rather than rushing to battle, and in addition is seeking to ensure the stability of the rest of the River Province. To that end, she has gained permission from her superiors and goddess to work with the Three of Great Forks as they prepare against a war with Thorns, and she has turned a careful eye towards Grey Falls and Lookshy.

Unknown to most, Relentless Vanguard is a Dawn Caste Solar Exalted. Her Exaltation’s former lives include the First Age sorcerer-cataphract Ostra, who assisted Falling Star in the formation of the Sun Forged Oath. She recently met her Lunar mate, Okami-Jun , and invited him to share The Temple of Hallowed Leaves manse. After some time getting to know each other (and some significantly overdue emotional processing on Vanguard’s part), their relationship developed into a romantic one. Vanguard’s overwhelming preference of late has been to keep Okami close by her side.

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