Ever-Blooming Lotus
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By HoratioAtTheBridge

Ever-Blooming Lotus

Concept: Wise Village Priest
Caste: Eclipse
Supernal Ability: Occult
Intention: Ever-Blooming Lotus is Farside's spiritual leader. They primarily work with Blind Cao, the most prominent spirit in the village's life, but also interact with many other spirits in the area. This expertise is manifested in Lotus's Occult ability. Lotus is also an exceptionally talented negotiator with high skills in Integrity, Socialize, Presence, and Linguistics. Lotus is also skilled at Performance as part of their sacred duties. In combat, Lotus's makes use of a fighting style learned from the strange and esoteric creatures that they have had contact with: Dreaming Pearl Courtesan Style. Lotus is also a surprisingly tough combatant with a high Resistance and Stamina.

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

Abilities: (S = Supernal, C = Caste, F = Favored)

Archery, Athletics, Awareness (F) 3, Brawl 1, Bureaucracy
Craft, Dodge, Integrity (F) 4, Investigation , Larceny
Linguistics (C) 5, Lore, Martial Arts (F) 5 (Dreaming Pearl Courtesan Style), Medicine, Melee, Occult (S) 5 (Spirit-Lore)
Performance (F) 3 (Prayer), Presence (C) 5 (Diplomacy), Resistance (F) 3, Ride (C) 1, Sail
Socialize (C) 5, Stealth, Survival, Thrown, War

Statistics

Essence: 1, Personal: 13/13, Peripheral: 33/33, WP: 5
Evasion: 2, Parry: 5, Soak: 3, HL: -0/-1/-1/-1/-2/-2/-2/-4/Incap
Resolve: 4, Guile: 4

Attacks:

War Fan: Accuracy 13, Damage 9
Whip: Accuracy 11, Damage 11 (Bashing, Disarming)
Fist: Accuracy 13, Damage 9
Grapple: Accuracy 9, Control 7

Intimacies:

Defining Principles: To Serve Man And The Spirits
Defining Ties:
Major Principles: Every Side Has A Story
Major Ties: Farside (Love for Homeland), Blind Cao (Respect for Mentor)
Minor Principles:
Minor Ties: Eagle Talon (Love for Member of Community)*, Cathak Kyushin Garel (Is Kind of Arrogant), Nellens Herren (Is Both Arrogant And Rather Useless)

*After the Exaltation, Eagle Talon becomes Lotus's last tie to Farside and moves up to a Major Tie (Last Member of My Flock)

Merits: Resources 2, Language 4 (Low Realm, High Realm, Riverspeech, Forestspeech), Martial Artist 4

Charms:

Linguistics: Strange Tongue Understanding (p. 324), Poetic Expression Style (p. 324)
Dreaming Pearl Courtesan Style Martial Arts: Pearlescent Filigree Defense, Demure Carp Feint, Elegant Weapon Repertoire
Occult: Spirit Detecting Glance (p. 354), Spirit Cutting Attack (p. 354), Uncanny Shroud Defense (p. 355), Ancient Tongue Understanding (p. 354), Spirit Manifesting Word (p. 355), Material Exegenesis Prana (p. 357), All Souls Benediction (p. 358)
Presence: Harmonious Presence Meditation (p. 369)
Resistance: Ox-Body Technique (p. 375)
Socialize: Mastery of Small Manners (p. 393)

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