Iron Shirt
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By HoratioAtTheBridge

Iron Shirt

Concept: World Weary Sergeant
Caste: Dawn
Supernal Ability: War
Intention: Iron Shirt has seen it all and isn't very impressed. Their superiors are most often idiots who get their men killed off and their enemies are unreasonable hotheads who should really sit down and have a bit of ale. Iron Shirt has learned how best to deploy their men through long, hard experience, and does their best to solve problems without having to risk anybody getting hurt. Iron Shirt is a decent combatant, but their primary weapon is their men. In social combat, they have an incisive eye (socialize) and try to find ways that everyone can get what they want without coming to blows. This keen eye is also reflected in high Investigation and Awareness skills. Larceny reflects a long experience with the less savory side of humanity and the occasional dip into unfair methods to ensure a win with minimal effort.

Attributes: Strength 2, Dexterity 3, Stamina 3, Charisma 4, Manipulation 5, Appearance 2, Perception 4, Intelligence 2, Wits 3

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

Archery, Athletics, Awareness (C) 5 (Spotting Trouble), Brawl (C) 2, Bureaucracy (F) 2 (Quartermaster)
Craft, Dodge, Integrity 3 , Investigation (F) 5, Larceny (F) 1
Linguistics, Lore, Martial Arts, Medicine, Melee (C) 5, Occult
Performance, Presence (F) 5, Resistance 1, Ride, Sail
Socialize (F) 5 (Spotting Trouble), Stealth, Survival, Thrown (C) 1 (Javelin), War (S) 5


Essence: 1, Personal: 13/13, Peripheral: 33/33, WP: 5
Evasion: 1, Parry: 5, Soak: 7 (Reinforced Buff Jacket), HL: -0/-1/-1/-1/-2/-2/-2/-2/-4/Incap
Resolve: 3, Guile: 5


Sword: Accuracy 10, Damage 11 (Overwhelming 2)
Javelin: Accuracy 5 + Range Modifier, Damage 9 (Piercing)
Fist: Accuracy 9, Damage 9
Grapple: Accuracy 5, Control 4


Defining Principles: Achieve Victory With Least Risk
Defining Ties:
Major Principles: Everything Would Be Better If We'd All Just Sit Down And Have An Ale
Major Ties: The Army (Loyalty to Mates)
Minor Principles:
Minor Ties: Cathak Kyushin Garel (Needs Someone to Keep an Eye on Them), Greyfalls (Love of Homeland), The Realm (Duty), Bloody-Handed Shen (Gratitude for Saving My Soldier's Leg), Eagle Talon (Might Be Useful)

Merits: Resources 1, Language 1 (Low Realm, Riverspeech), Danger Sense 3, Fleet of Foot 3, Backing 2 (Realm Army)*

*This should be converted to Followers 2 after the adventure. The survivors of Nellens Herren's scale rally to Iron Shirt after being abandoned by the Dragonblooded scion.


Awareness: Sensory Acuity Prana (p. 267), Surprise Anticipation Method (p. 267)
Investigation: Watchman's Infallible Eye (p. 311)
Melee: Dipping Swallow Defense (p. 346), War Lion Stance (p. 346)
Resistance: Ox-Body Technique
Socialize: Motive Discerning Technique (p. 393), Shadow Over Day (p. 394), Intent-Tracing Stare (p. 394)
War: War God Descendent (p. 420), League of Iron Preparation (p. 420), Rout-Stemming Gesture (p. 421), Tiger Warrior Training Technique (p. 421), Magnanimity of the Unstoppable Icon (p. 421), March of the Returner (p. 423)

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