Subdued Summer

Sly Merchant


Sly merchant, owner of the Fox and Hound Inns, Quicksilver Falcon, Celestial Ambassador, Sorceress.

Subdued Summer is a physically fit, lithe figure who typically wears curve hugging, flowing, jewel toned fabrics featuring stylish patterns. The lower quarter of her head is shaved, and her waist length, deep red hair is equally liked to be tied up in a mix of intricate braids and gentle curls, or spilling down her back. She has striking amber eyes and prefers dramatic makeup, usually just a few degrees away from being appropriate for a stage performance.

She possesses a wide variety of tattoos, although most are artfully concealed by her hair – one behind each of her ears – a fox’s paw print on the left, and an iris flower on the right, each in a rich black ink; a praying mantis perched on a rose on her side, just above her left hip; a network of irises and vines extending subtly from the one on her ear, spreading delicately in shades of blue and purple across her scalp; a jasmine vine which starts at the base of her head and works its way down her spine, extending downward and wrapping around her torso and hips at random intervals.

Eternally fashionable, Summer’s wardrobe is eternally evolving. She does, however; maintain a few constants in her wardrobe – rich toned, soft leather boots suitable for travelling or working; a moonsilver chain from which a wire cage, holding a gem which seems to change color as it’s looked upon, dangles; a second and slightly longer moonsilver chain, also with a wire cage, holding a black jade gem; an exquisitely crafted moonsilver circlet, made up of intricately shaped vines, flowers, and playful foxes, the ends of which hold a large, clear amethyst in the center of her forehead; an orichalcum signet ring worn on alternating hands, bearing a design usually featuring a fox and iris blossom.


Strength 2
Dexterity 4
Stamina 2

Charisma 5
Manipulation 5
Appearance 5

Perception 4
Intelligence 4
Wits 4


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


Awareness (Eavesdropping)
Larceny (Underworld)
Lore (The Guild)
Lore (Current Events)
Lore (Northeastern Culture)
Lore (River Province Politics)
Presence (Subtle Threats)
Socialize (Reading Others)
Socialize (Trustworthy Demeanor)
Thrown (Aiming)
Thrown (Improvised)


Allies (Inari Nine Tails) ooooo
Allies (Joyous Ford) o
Allies (Rogue the Fixer) o
Allies (Rumbling Ford) o
Allies (Rain’s Cadence) ooo
Allies (Singed Wing of Dawn) ooo
Allies (Smoldering Ember) oo
Ambidextrous oo
Artifact (Collar of Dawn’s Cleansing Light) oo
Artifact (Ward vs Demons) o
Artifact (Quick-Silver Fox Figurine) o
Artifact (Audient Brush) oo
Artifact (Solar Seal) oo
Artifact (Stoneheart Coffer) oo
Artifact (Moonsilver HS Amulet) oo
Blessings of Heavenly Tea Gardens oooo
Celestial Courtier o
Contacts (Nexus Criminals) o
Contacts (River Province Merchants) oo
Contacts (River Province Diplomats) ooo
Demesne (Singing Grove) oo
Eidetic Memory oo
Familiar (Cunning Bite) ooo
Followers oo
Hearthstone (Jewel of the Rabbit Sword) oo.
Influence (Benevolent Patron of Marita) oo
Influence (Dangerous River Province Merchant) oo
Influence (Respected Nexus Entrepreneur) oo
Language (Flametongue) o
Language (Forest Tongue) o
Language (High Realm) o
Language (Low Realm) o
Language (Old Realm) o
Language (Riverspeak) o
Language (Skytongue) o
Mentor (Fortunate Tributaries) oo
Resources ooo
Retainer (Biting Snapdragon) oo 
Retainer (Glance of Emerald) oo
Retainer (Dewdrop Touches Leafl) oo
Retainer (Evaded Stare) oo
Retainer (Silent Peach) oo
Retainer (Bristling Tiger) oo
Retainer (Edge of Ire)


Defining Principle: “Money’s cheap, favors are valuable.”
Defining Principle: “Favors are valuable, but loyalty is priceless.”
Defining Tie: Information (Valuable)
Defining Tie: Autumn Tempest (Friendship)
Defining Tie: Deirdra (Friendship)
Defining Tie: Relentless Vanguard (Sisterly Love)
Defining Tie: Blade of Vengeance (Love)

Major Principle: “I’ve never heard a name worth forgetting.”
Major Principle: “The impossible is possible with enough preparation.”
Major Principle: “The world is cruel.”
Major Principle: “Protect the family.”
Major Principle: “Never make the same mistake twice.”
Major Tie: Cunning Bite (Affection)
Major Tie: Radiant Koi (Friendship)
Major Tie: Radiant Koi (Protective)
Major Tie: Relentless Vanguard (Friendship)
Major Tie: Relentless Vanguard (Respect)
Major Tie: Silent Flower (Love)
Major Tie: Resplendent Jade Elixir (Respect)
Major Tie: Resplendent Jade Elixir (Trust)
Major Tie: Saner “Low Vice” Hu (Friendship)
Major Tie: Saner “Low Vice” Hu (Confidant)
Major Tie: Saner “Low Vice” Hu (Gratitude)
Major Tie: Eagle Wind (Respect)
Major Tie: Eagle Wind (Trust)
Major Tie: Fox & the Hound Inn (Treasure)
Major Tie: Fox & the Hound Inn (Love)
Major Tie: Dierdre of Nexus (Love)
Major Tie: Obsidian Heart (Distrust)
Major Tie: Obsidian Heart (Reluctant Attraction)
Major Tie: Joyous Ford (Love)
Major Tie: Rumbling Ford (Friendship)
Major Tie: Patriarchy (Revulsion)
Major Tie: Oft Dreaming Lily (Daughterly Love)
Major Tie: Oft Dreaming Lily (Resentment)
Major Tie: Singed Wing of Dawn (Daughterly Love)
Major Tie: Dove of Morning (Love)
Major Tie: Iron Orchid (Respect)
Major Tie: Calm Sea (Competitive)
Major Tie: Calm Sea (Distrust)
Major Tie: Strays (Protective)
Major Tie: Seven Season’s Widow (Hatred)
Major Tie: Fox and Hound Employees (Protective)
Major Tie: Fortunate Tributaries (Respect)
Major Tie: Rain’s Cadence (Affection)
Major Tie: Rain’s Cadence (Protective)
Major Tie: Inari Nine Tails (Love)

Minor Principle: “A word once given is never broken”
Minor Principle: “Words mean what I say they do.”
Minor Principle: [Cataphracti] “Fuck this shit, no thank you.”
Minor Tie: Religion (Exasperation)
Minor Tie: Glance of Emerald (Protective)
Minor Tie: Glance of Emerald (Trust)
Minor Tie: Fierce Companion (Affection)
Minor Tie: Biting Snapdragon (Protective)
Minor Tie: Biting Snapdragon (Trust)
Minor Tie: Joyous Ford (Attraction)
Minor Tie: Jushei Miyori (Respect)
Minor Tie: Oft Dreaming Lily (Distrust)
Minor Tie: Singed Wing of Dawn (Gratitude)
Minor Tie: Iron Orchid (Friendship)
Minor Tie: Mint By MIdnight (Attraction)
Minor Tie: Mint By MIdnight (Suspicion)
Minor Tie: Calm Sea (Attraction)
Minor Tie: Calm Sea (Annoyance)
Minor Tie: Serenading Triumph (Jealousy)
Minor Tie: Wren (Begrudged Respect)
Minor Tie: Dove of Morning (Longing)
Minor Tie: Dove of Morning (Betrayal)
Minor Tie: Yemoja (Longing)
Minor Tie: Silent Peach (Gratitude)
Minor Tie: Lost Port Calin Strays (Grief)
Minor Tie: Heritage (Embarrassment)
Minor Tie: The Three (Respect)
Minor Tie: Fortunate Tributaries (Gratitude)
Minor Tie: Smoldering Ember (Respect)
Minor Tie: Typhen (Disgust)
Minor Tie: Typhen (Vengeful)


Sensory Acuity Prana
Surprise Anticipation Method
Keen Hearing and Touch Technique

Frugal Merchant Method
Consumer Evaluating Glance

Drifting Leaf Elusion

Stubborn Boar Defense

Watchman’s Infallible Eye

Seasoned Criminal Method

Subtle Speech Method

Harmonious Academic Methodology

Terrestrial Circle Sorcery
Celestial Circle Sorcery

Whirling Brush Method

Harmonious Presence Meditation
Listener Swaying Argument
Threefold Magnetic Ardor
Awakened Carnal Demiurge
Majestic Radiant Presence
Unnerving Solar Presence

Mastery of Small Manners
Shadow Over Day
Motive Discerning Technique
Quicksilver Falcon’s Eye
Intent-Tracing Stare
Unimpeachable Discourse Technique
Cunning Insight Technique
Doubt Sowing Contention Method
Asp Bites Its Tail
Aspersions Cast Aside
Effective Counterargument

Perfect Shadow Stillness

Precision of the Striking Raptor


Initiation: Celestial Oath

Shaping Rituals:

The sorcerer’s patron offers her power in exchange for prayers and offerings, basking in the piety of her tribute and rewarding her with glory. The sorcerer may make a prayer roll (Charisma + Performance, difficulty 5 minus the Resources value of any sacrifices offered along with the prayer) seeking power from her patron. Success grants her sorcerous motes equal to (her Essence + extra successes on the roll). These motes last for the duration of the story, and can be spent towards any spell she casts. She cannot pray for power more than once a day, and receiving new motes replaces any granted by past prayers.


Silent Words of Dream and Nightmares (Terrestrial control)
Corrupted Words
Shadows of the Ancient Past (Celestial control)

Sorcerous Workings:

Blessing of the Jade House Garden 1 exp
Corrupted Words modification (aesthetic change to praying mantises and the scent of jasmine, second control spell) 6 exp
Silent Words of Dreams and Nightmares modification (two way communication)


Willpower 6
Essence 1

Personal: 13
Peripheral: 22 (max 33)
Committed: 11 (Harmonious Presence Meditation. CoDCL. AB. SS. MS HS.)


Ward vs Demons
Black Jade Collar of Dawn’s Cleansing Light
Dream Stone
Quick-Silver Fox Figurine
Audient Brush
Solar Seal
Stone-heart Coffer
Jewel of the Rabbit’s Sword
Moonsilver Hearthstone Amulet


Bathhouse tokens to The Siren’s Grotto in Great Forks
Exceptional Sling Staff
One pair of Gold Level tickets to a Peach Blossom Tea House show
Seal of Favor from The Three (Painted Silk Prayer Strip)
Seal of Favor from Mist-Shrouded-Bamboo (Evergreen Leaf)
Seal of Favor from Joyous Ford (Painted Silk Banner)
Seal of Favor from White Hawk (White Hawk Feather)
Tin of beautiful-sadness flavored Shisha
Token of Fortunate Tributaries ( Blue Jade Coin)


Subdued Summer

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