Scheming Sell-Sword


Caste: Eclipse
Anima: An Infinite Possibilities of Jin

Attributes: Strength 3, Dexterity 4, Stamina 4; Charisma 2, Manipulation 4, Appearance 3; Perception 3 Intelligence 1, Wits 3

Abilities: Athletics 2, Awareness 3, Bureaucracy 2, Dodge 4 , Integrity 5, Linguistics 1, Melee 5: Swords 2, Occult: Fairfolk 3, Performance 3, Presence 5: Lying 2, Resistance 1, Ride 1, Socialize 5, Stealth 1, Survival 2, War 5

Integrity: Second Integrity Excellency, Integrity Protecting Prana, Temptation-Resisting Stance, Elusive Dream Defense
Melee: First Melee Excellency, Dipping Swallow Defense, Bulwark Stance, Heavenly Guardian Defense, Five-Fold Bulwark Stance, Solar Counter-Attack
Presence: First Presence Excellency, Hypnotic Tongue Technique, Majestic Radiant Presence, Terrifying Apparition of Glory, Irresistible Salesman Spirit, Enemy Castigating Solar Judgement, You Can Be More
Resistance: Ox Body Technique
Socialize: First Socialize Excellency, Wise Eyed Courtier Method, Taboo Inflicting Diatribe, Mastery of Small Manners
War: Second War Excellency, Heroism-Encouraging Presence, Tiger Warrior Training Technique

Backgrounds: Allies 2 (Errant Knight, Elephant Speaker), Artifact 3 (Reinforced Breastplate) Artifact 2(Fang of the Night), Artifact 2 (Jade Bracers), Artifact 1 (Harmonious Resonator), Backing 4, Contact 4 (Muoi, Kim An, The Red Lady, Nathir Government), Followers 3, Influence 2, Resources 4

Willpower 8

Virtues: Compassion 1, Conviction 5, Temperance 1, Valor 3

Virtue Flaw: Deliberate Cruelty

Essence: Personal 17 Peripheral 25 Committed 13

Fang of Night. Speed 3. Dice Pool 15. Rate: 3 Damage: 7L
Exceptional Slashing Sword. Speed 3. Dice Pool: 13. Rate 4 Damage: 7L

Dodge DV: 7
Parry DV: 6
Mental Dodge DV: 8
Mental Parry DV: 6


Jin grew up poor in Nathir. His mother died during childbirth and his father toiled in the Minh family’s mines. Jin was mostly raised by his older sister Chau and his older brother Dinh. As a boy, he joined the Chau’s street gang despite Dinh’s protest. As the years went on, Dinh followed their father into the mines while Chau was killed in a fight with a rival gang. Jin saw his future was either dying slowly in the mines or dying fast on the street. He resolved he would make his own future and signed on with the mercenary company the Backbreakers.

By luck alone, Jin survived his first few campaigns. In those early terrible months, Jin refined his combat skills, becoming deadly with a blade. But Jin realized that even those skills wouldn’t keep him alive since the Backbreakers viewed him as little more than arrow fodder. Jin took his earning and decided to look for less dangerous work. He eventually fell into caravan work. Compared to the hellish brawls of the Backbreakers, caravan work was a breeze. For nearly two decades Jin served, drifting from one Guild crew to the next, always following the jade. While his skill with a blade grew, Jin also began to learn that he could end fights with just the right words. Soon he found that his words often got him farther than his strength.

On a trip to the Opal Court, a group of slaves escaped from their pens. Wun, the Caravan Captain, had the Caravan leave the Path to pursue. Leaving the Path meant that the Caravan became hopelessly lost, and even worse, they were open to the depredation by the Fae of the Opal Court. One in particular, a Knight in Golden Armor, stalked and slaughtered the Caravan.

The group which once numbered in a hundreds now dwindled to Jin and five others. The Golden Knight had cornered them in a jeweled cave atop a mountain that slowly marched across the land. The Knight demanded that the leader face him in a duel. The rest of the group was eager to send Wun out to die while they escaped, but Jin knew that Wun, already wounded, would not give them enough time to flee. Jin offered go in his place. He dragged the strange silver sword he found within the cave outside, hoping against hope he could use it against the Golden Knight.

When he finally got a good look at the Golden Knight, who moved with supernatural grace despite his bulky armor, Jin knew the strange sword would be no help. The Knight rode closer, his lance at the the ready, but Jin bade the knight to give pause. Jin told the Knight he would only have this one chance to surrender. The Knight laughed, with a voice like shattering glass, but Jin just gave him a dire stare. The Knight strode forward but with each step Jin would utter another grave threat. Never did his icy demeanor falter, even as his death grew near. As the Fae grew closer, its steps began to be hesitant, till eventually the creature stopped mere feet from Jin, too fearful to continue. In that moment a beam of light shone on Jin. Now it was Jin’s turn to stride forward, each step carried with it a new pronouncement of doom for his opponent. His words seemed to erode the creature, it grew smaller and weaker under the assault. Finally, Jinn stood over the Golden Knight, clutching the strange sword in his hand. As the Light of Heaven engulfed him, Jin offered the creature mercy if it were to swear fealty to him.

Jin, the Knight, and the remaining Caravan left the Wyld. They began to travel the Hundred Kingdoms, parting villages from their savings. The Knight would terrorize the village then Jin would offer to defeat the menace. This con job served Jin well, lining his pockets with jade. Yet his wealth brought him no joy. He used his wealth and power to destroy the enemies he had made in earlier in life. But this brought him little satisfaction. He knew these powers were meant for greater things, but what?


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