Exalted: Duty and Honor
A Dragon-Blooded ranger, scout, and sniper for the Seventh Legion
Motivation: See Gens Kirigasa elevated to Major Gens status over Gens Nefvarin
Intimacies: Gens Kirigasa (Loyalty), Nefvarin Mariko (Something Complicated that Feels like Love), Nefvarin Qin (Hate), Yurei (Amused Camaraderie)
Attributes: Strength 3, Dexterity 4, Stamina 3; Charisma 2, Manipulation 2, Appearance 3; Perception 4, Intelligence 3, Wits 3
Virtues: Compassion 1, Conviction 4, Temperance 3, Valor 4
Abilities: Archery 5 (Unexpected Attacks 3), Athletics 1 (Feats of Strength 1, Jumping 2), Awareness 4 (Yoroi Armor 2), Dodge 4, Integrity 1, Larceny 3, Linguistics (Native: Forest-tongue; Others: High Realm, Old Realm, Riverspeak) 3, Lore 2, Martial Arts 2, Medicine 4 (Stone of Healing 3), Melee 2, Performance 2, Presence 1, Resistance 1, Ride 1, Stealth 5 (Re-establishing Surprise 2), Survival 4 (The East 1), War 2
Backgrounds: Artifact 3, Backing (Gens Kirigasa) 2, Breeding 3, Familiar 1, Manse 2, Resources 3
Archery – Dragon-Graced Arrow, Dragonfly Finds Mate
Linguistics – Wind-Carried Words Technique
Lore – Elemental Bolt Attack
Medicine – Disease-Banishing Technique, Infection-Banishing Prana, Venom-Expulsion Method, Wound-Closing Touch
Resistance – Ox-Body Technique x1
Stealth – Deadly Mirage Ambush, Distracting Breeze Meditation
Join Battle: 7 (9 with Yoroi armor)
Clinch – Speed 6, Accuracy 6, Damage 3B, Parry DV N/A, Rate 1, Tags C,N,P
Exceptional Short Swords – Speed 5, Accuracy 8, Damage 6L, Parry DV 4, Rate 2 (4)
Kick – Speed 5, Accuracy 6, Damage 6B, Parry DV 2, Rate 2, Tags N
Mercy’s Last Breath – Speed 5, Accuracy 12, Damage 8L, Rate 2, Range 300
Punch – Speed 5, Accuracy 7, Damage 3B, Parry DV 4, Rate 3, Tags N
Soak: 11B/9L (Yoroi Rapid-Response Armor 8B/7L, Mobility 0)
Health Levels: -0/-1/-1/-1/-2/-2/-2/-4/Incap
Dodge DV: 6 Willpower: 8
Essence: 3 Personal: 14
Peripheral: 32 (11 committed)
Other Notes: Sogeki’s Artifacts are a suit of Yoroi Rapid-Response Armor, a short powerbow, and a pair of Perfected Boots. His Manse produces a Stone of Healing, which adds three dice to his Medicine rolls and halves his normal healing times. His Familiar is a tree pard named Yurei, who often stalks with him when he hunts.
It takes a particular kind of cold-hearted bastard to be a sniper. In the heat of battle, which Kirigasa Sogeki has certainly seen, killing a man can be attributed to self-defense, panic, or even dumb luck. Not so with a sniper. When you coldly draw a bead on an unsuspecting victim, sighting down a length of finely crafted wood and steel, knowing that when you let go of the string, he will die, life and death become much more immediate. You can’t let compassion affect your judgement. You know that you are the arrow, and that his life is yours to take.
This does not make Sogeki popular with the men. Oh, his Gens is proud of him, certainly. He is one of the finest scouts in the Seventh Legion. He bears the honor of his Gens on his Yoroi armor, in the bend of Mercy’s Last Breath, his heirloom powerbow. He has even trained extensively as a battlefield medic, channeling his Essence into becoming one of the best triage surgeons in the Legion.
But he commands no troops, for the soldiers of the Legion see him as an assassin. He accepts his solitude, even uses it as a defense; he remains quiet and aloof, even coming to consider himself better than the rank-and-file troops he “chooses” not to command. Still, he longs for a sworn brotherhood among his Terrestrial brethren, and hopes he will one day be assigned to a group that can accept him for what and who he is. For now, he is comfortable with the companionship of Yurei, his tree pard familiar.
Note: Art by the fabulous Danial Lapham