Name: Adamant Rod
Motivation: Maintain the dominance of the Realm and the Dragonblooded
Concept: Pornstar bureaucrat
XP Left/Total: 95/2405 95(comboes)
Strength ••••••, Charisma •••••••, Perception •••••
Dexterity •••••••, Manipulation ••••••••, Intelligence •••••••
Stamina •••••, Appearance •••••••, Wits •••••
Archery •••••, <b>Athletics •••••••, Awareness •••••••, Bureaucracy •••••••(Central Direction +•, Populations Committee +••), Craft •••••••, Dodge •••••••(Unarmed +•••), Integrity •••••••(High Realm, Low Realm, Old Realm, Riverspeak, Seatongue, Foresttongue, Flametongue, Skytongue), Investigation •••••••, Larceny •••••, Lore •••••••(History +••, First Age +•), Martial Arts •••••••(Unarmed +•••), Medicine •••••••, Melee •••••, Occult •••••••, Performance •••••••, Presence •••••••(Persuasion +•••), Resistance •••••••, Sail •••••, Socialize •••••••(Blackmailing +•••), Stealth •••••, Survival •••••, Thrown •••••, War •••••
Connections: The Dragonblooded ••
Connections: The Realm ••
Connections: The Immaculate Order •
Connections: The Celestial Hierarchy ••••
Celestial Manse •••
The Peacock •••••, The Pillar •••, The Lovers •••, The Musician •••, The Ewer •••, The Captain •, The Banner •, The Shield •, The Mask ••
<b>Compassion •••, Conviction ••••, Temperance •••, Valor ••
Health Levels 0*4, -1*2, -2*2, -4*1, Incapacitated
<b>Athletics: First Athletics Excellency(1m/die), Forgotten Earth(1m)
Awareness: Prior Warning(6m), Expected Pain(3m)
Bureaucracy: First Bureaucracy Excellency(1m/die), Icy Hand(1m), Terminal Sanction(8m, 1wp), Underling Invisibility Technique(4m), Paralyzed Mandarin Infliction(5m), End Debate(10m, 1wp, 1lhl)
Craft: First Craft Excellency(1m/die), Wood Vision, Excellent Implementation of Objectives(4m), Destiny-Knitting Entanglement(2m), World-Shapping Artistic Vision(In Heaven), Predestined Delivery Shaping(7m), Mending Warped Designs(5m)
Dodge: First Dodge Excellency(1m/die), Absence(2m), Duck Fate(10m), Avoidance Kata(2m)
Integrity: First Integrity Excellency(1m/die), Unhearing Dedication
Investigation: Auspicious Prospects for Serenity(1m)
Linguistics: Favorable Inflection Procedure(5m), Blue Vervian Binding(5m, 1xp), Abandoned Words Curse(10m), Lover's Oach(20m, 1wp) Lore: First Lore Excellency(1m/die), Methodology of Secrets(5m)
Martial Arts: First Martial Arts Excellency(1m/die), Fateful Martial Arts Excellency(1m+), Propitious Martial Arts Alignment(2m+, 1wp), Secrets of Future Strife, Flight of Mercury(1m/action), Blade of the Battle Maiden(2m/die, 2wp), Joy in Adversity Stance(5m), Violet Bier of Sorrows Form(6m), Death-Parrying Stroke(2m/hl), Unobstructed Blow(5m), Horrific Wreath(2m, 1wp), Metal Storm(3m/attack), Crimson Palm Counterstrike(5m), Life-Severing Blow(2m/hl), Conclusion-Pursuing Approach(10m, 1wp, 1lhl), Deadly Starmetal Offensive(5m), Orichalcum Sheathing Stance(5m, 1wp), Flickering Moonsilver Approach(10m), Five Jade Fury(10m), Four Magical Materials Form(15m), Charm Redirection Technique(7m), Sequential Charm Disruption(5m+, 1wp), Spell-Shattering Palm(12m), Astrology Interruption Method(10m, 1wp), God Ways(6m), Wood Aspect Exalt Wayas(10m, 1hl), Games of Divinity Form(7m, 1wp), Demesne Emulation Practice(20m, 1wp, 1hl), Demesne and manse Form(12m), Prismatic Arrangement of Creation Form(10m, 1wp)
Melee: First Melee Excellency(1m/die)
Occult: First Occult Excellency(1m/die), Terrestial Circle Sorcery(1wp), Celestial Circle Sorcery(2wp), Mark of Exaltation(2m), Telltale Symphony(5m), Incite Decorum(2m)
Performance: First Performance Excellency(1m/die), Perfection In Life(5m), Heart-Brightening Presentation Style(2m), Faultless Ceremony(1m), Defense of Shining Joy(5m, 1wp), Song of Spirit Persuasion(5m, 1wp), Ice and Fire Binding(10m), Harmonic Completion(16m, 1wp 1lhl)
Presence: First Presence Excellency(1m/die), Force Decision(4m), Presence in Absence Technique(5m), Impose Motivation(3m), Loyalty-Sacrificing Sidestep(5m, 1wp), Easily Accepted Proposition Stance(12m, 2wp)
Resistance: First Resistance Excellency(1m/die), Ox-Body Technique*3
Socialize: First Socialize Excellency(1m/die), Shun the Smiling Lady(7m), Cash and Murder Games(10m, 1wp), Life Without Compunction(5m), You and Yours Stance(10m, 1wp), Fortuitous Fellowship(12m), Wanting and Fearing Prayer(10m, 1wp, 1lhl)
<b>Terrestial: 4 spells
Celestial: 3 spells
<b>Initiative 24, Soak 5B/2L/0A or 17B/14L/12A, Dodge DV 21/2, Mobility Penalty 0, Fatigue 0
Fist: Speed 5, Accuracy 15, Damage 6B, Parry DV 16/2, Rate 3, Tags N
Kick: Speed 5, Accuracy 14, Damage 9B, Parry DV 12/2, Rate 2, Tags N
Clinch Speed 6, Accuracy 14, Damage 6B, Parry DV -, Rate 1, Tags N, C, P
Four Magical Materials Fist: Speed 3, Accuracy 17, Damage 13L, Parry DV 18/2, Rate 3, Tags N
<b>Join Debate 12, Mental Dodge DV 24/2
Presence: Speed 4, Accuracy 14, Parry 14/2, Rate 2
Performance: Speed 6, Accuracy 14, Parry 14/2, Rate 1
Investigation: Speed 5, Accuracy 14, Parry 14/2, Rate 2
Adamant Rod walks Creation rarely now in performing any serious duties. There is a good reason for that. He no longer seems so human anymore. With his refined essence came a body and intellect surpassing his old humanity. His eyes sparkle clear with his Maiden's favor. His hair colour and style seems to change every few decades and for now its long down to his waist and a vibrant blue. His limbs are well formed and well tanned. He dresses in fine heavenly clothes and robes which leave his chest mostly exposed as he walks on sandled feet. He has set his Sidereal hearthstone from his manse into a starmetal artifact belt around his waist.
He wasn't always Adamant Rod. Once he was the boy called Wrin. Born in the first decade after the Contagion he found himself in a world ravaged by disease, war, and misery. Quiet as a child he worked hard to try to help his family prosper but there was always something missing. One day after his mother died and his father began to see another woman he just left. No one missed him when he walked off he just left and found his destiny.
Though there was much turmoil still amongst the Sidereals over what had happened the Bronze Faction was strongest still. His mentor was aged and ran a newly created convention at the time the Convention on Populations. The purpose of this Convention was of course to help repopulate the world to strengthen it against the works of the Wyld. Its other purpose was to help increase the number of Dragonblooded in the world as a more immidiate line of defense against the Fair Folk. So this convention helped ensure that Lookshy and the Realm were numerous in their children.
At least thats what it tried to do. The Convention only ever managed to make minor changes. The simple fact of the matter was that the various fertility Gods were only willing to do so much without the direct go ahead from Venus. This never came. They were also unwilling to tread on the toes of Gaia and the Elemental Dragons in regard to the Dragonblooded. The Elemental Dragons did not deign to hear requests on the matter seeming to have taken offense at their progenies failure to uphold their Great Rule and Gaia would not speak with the Sidereals.
They had some successes though even if they were minor. Though it had gotten a lot of attention at the start it lost members as it became clear major success would not be happening and their talents could be used elsewhere. Adamant Rod stayed on though. Over the centuries he and his mentor grew as close as father and son. 200 years ago Adamant Rod was put in charge with the passing of his mentor to never fully healed wounds from the Fair Folk battles after the Great Contagion. This affected him terribly and his personality changed.
In the years since he has become very well known amongst the Gods of Heaven. Jokingly they say his efforts to increase Creation's population has gotten to him as he now tends to be involved in many relationships and affairs at once. A pornstar of Heaven if you will. He even goes to Creation at times to dally with those who catch his fancy. In truth this behavior is his way of dealing and ignoring with his mentor's loss and his own failure to turn the Convention into a success like it was meant to be.