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Name: Lu Zhin
Motivation: Build an Empire in the Hundred Kingdoms.
Anima: A prowling panther
XP Left/Total: 34/1151
Strength •••, Charisma •••••, Perception •••
Dexterity •••••, Manipulation •••, Intelligence •••
Stamina •••, Appearance •••••, Wits •••
Athletics 5, Awareness 5, Bureaucracy 1, Crafts 3(Air, Water, Wood)(Nudes +1), Dodge 5, Integrity 3, Investigation 5, Larceny 5, Linguistics 3(Low Realm, High Realm, Old Realm, Riverspeak), Lore 3(First Age +1), Martial Arts 5, Melee 5(Spears +3), Occult 4, Presence 5(Seduction +3), Performance 3, Resistance 2, Ride 1, Sail 1, Socialize 3(Dragonblooded +1), Stealth 5, Survival 3, War 1
Allies 5(The Five Divas Theras, Pillar, Crane, Lily, Ivory. Crane still working on learning sorcery, Lily is helping Alkaios, Pillar is mostly done with the wood manse, just finishing construction, Mail service is complete but Disir and Tyranos want more influence on it)
Artifact 5(The Sunflame)
Setting Backgrounds - No xp invested in them.
Artifact 5+(Orichalcum Collar of Dawn's Cleansing Light, a Soulsteel Short Daiklave, 2 Soulsteel Powerbows, Green Jade Switchklave, Living Blue Jade Staff, Orichalcum Chain Shirt)
Connections: Celestial Empire 5
Backing: The Eye of Justice(Spies) 5
Compassion •••, Conviction •••, Temperance ••, Valour •••
Virtue Flaw Red Rage of Compassion - 2
Health Levels 0*1, -1*4, -2*6, -4*1, Incapacitated
Athletics: Second Athletics Excellency(2m/success), Divine Transcendence of Athletics, Graceful Crane Stance, Perfect Poise Stance(- or 1m), Monkey Leap Technique(3m), Lightning Speed(3m), Foe-Vaulting Method(1m), Light-Step Technique, Flying Faith Legion(3m), Strength Increasing Exercise(3m/dot), [Temple Body], Thunderbolt Attack Prana(3m, 1wp), Wall Breaking Glory(4m), Unparalleled Acumen Meditation(6m), Feather-Foot Style(4m), Unconquered Might(7m, or 7m, 1wp), Spider-Foot Style(4m), Mountain-Crossing Leap Tchnique(10m, 1wp)
Awareness: Second Awareness Excellency(2m/success), Keen Sight Technique(3m), Surprise Anticipation Method(1m), Unsurpassed Sight Discipline(2m), No Walls Sight(3m), Eye of the Unconquered Sun(12m, 1wp)
Craft: First Craft Excellency(1m/die)
Integrity: Integrity-Protecting Prana(5m, 1wp), Righteous Lion Defense, Shedding Infinite Radiance
Investigation: Second Investigation Excellency(2m/success), Judge's Ear Technique(3m), Courtier's Eye Technique(3m), Unblinking Sentinel Stance(1m), Know the Soul's Price(5m, 1wp), Legacy Detecting Glance(4m)
Larceny: Second Larceny Excellency(2m/success), Flawlessly Impenetrable Disguise(7m), Perfect Mirror(10m, 1wp), Lock-Opening Touch(3m), Hero By Any Name, Door-Evading Technique(10m, 1wp)
Lore: Second Lore Excellency(2m/success)
Martial Arts: Fists of Iron Technique(1m), Sledgehammer Fist Punch(3m), Dragon Coil Technique(3m), Solar Hero Form(6m), Hero's Fatal Resolve
Melee: Second Melee Excellency(2m/success), Third Melee Excellency(4m), Melee Essence Flow, Divine Transcendence of Melee, Dipping Swallow Defense(2m), Bulwark Stance(5m), Fivefold Bulwark Stance(5m, 1wp), Heavenly Guardian Defense(4m, Comp), Solar Counterattack(3m), Ready in Eight Directions Stance(5m), Protection of Celestial Bliss, Guiding Star Tactics(+4m), Guardian Sunfire Catechism(+3m), One Weapon Two Blows(3m, MA), Flashing Edge of Dawn(Glories), Hungry Tiger Technique(1m), Golden Destruction Cut*2(Dreams Errata), Call the Blade(1m), Summoning the Loyal Steel(1m), Thousand Arms Prana(1m), Inexorable Swordsman Spirit, Blade Lair Discipline(3m), Perfect Blade Aegis, Peony Blossom Attack(2m/attack), Iron-Whirlwind Attack(5m, 1wp), Invincible Fury of the Dawn, Storm-Slaying Attitude(Ink Monkeys), Sun-Sword Concentration, Fire and Stones Strike(1m/die), Immortal Blade Triumphant(15m, 1wp), Final Sunset Stance(1m), Fading Light Quickening(-, 1m)
Occult: Terrestial Circle Sorcery(1wp), Celestial Circle Sorcery(2wp), Spirit Detecting Glance(3m)
Performance: Second Performance Excellency(2m/success), Essence Gathering Temper
Presence: Second Presence Excellency(2m/success), Presence Essence Flow, Worshipful Lackey Acquisition Technique(12m, 1wp), Irresistible Salesman Spirit(3m)
Resistance: Body-Mending Meditation(10m), Ox-Body Technique*2
Socialize: Second Socialize Excellency(2m/success)
Stealth: Divine Transcendance of Stealth, Easily Overlooked Presence Method(3m), Mental Invisibility Technique(5m, 1wp), Invisible Statue Spirit(5m), Stepping Between Heartbeats, Spreading Night's Shroud(2m/person, Under the Rose), Everywhere and Nowhere Stance(4m or 6m, 1wp)
Survival: Hardship Surviving Medicant Spirit(10m)
Warrior's Instinctual Defense: The pupil's of his eyes flash golden as suddenly his senses become magnified 10,000fold. He does not seem to move from one defensive postion to another instead suddenly seeming to be in a post block pose, the attack against him deflected with the weapon surrounded by a faint light of Solar essence. This combination of Suprise Anticipation Method and Heavenly Gaurdian Defense is the basic groundwork of his defensive style. The cost is 4m for each use of HGD(Compassion version) and 1m for any use of SAM.
Eight Demon's Defense: Centering himself a silent pulse emits from him, a golden ring flickering along the ground outward from him. The unique lethal intent of those who would attack him pings a responding ring back at him telling him how and where they will attack as well as how to strike back at them for their assault. This combo uses Suprise Anticipation Method, Heavenly Gaurdian Defense and Ready in Eight Directions Stance.
Blade of the Eight: Now the spirit of the eight warrior demons rises in him. Golden power slides along the edge of his weapon to cut down all who stand before him even as supernal awareness turns all blades aside. This combo uses Suprise Anticipation Method, Heavenly Gaurdian Defense and Ready in Eight Directions Stance and Hungry Tiger Technique.
Immortal Shining Blade: Immortal Blade Triumphant along with Blade Lair Discipline is added to Blade of the Eight.
Terrestial: Cirrus Skiff(15m), Infallible Messanger(10m), Viridian Mantle of Underwater Journeys(20m)
Celestial: Cloud Trapeze(25m)
Join Battle 8, Soak 3B/1L/0A or 8B/8L/7A, Dodge DV 9/2, Mobility Penalty 0, Fatigue 0
Punch: Speed 5, Accuracy 8, Damage 3B, Parry DV 9/2, Rate 3, Tags N
Kick: Speed 5, Accuracy 7, Damage 6B, Parry DV 5/2, Rate 2, Tags N
Clinch: Speed 6, Accuracy 7, Damage 3B, Parry DV -, Rate 1, Tags C, N, P
Orichalcum Direlance: Speed 5, Accuracy 17, Damage 11L/13L, Parry DV 17/2, Rate 4, Tags 2, L, R
Join Debate 6, Mental Dodge DV 14/2
Presence: Speed 4, Accuracy 10, Parry 10/2, Rate 2
Performance: Speed 6, Accuracy 9, Parry 9/2, Rate 1
Investigation: Speed 5, Accuracy 5, Parry 5/2, Rate 2
His Personal Freedom, Womanizing, Caring for women he has slept with, Friendship with Anise, Opposing the Neverborn and Deathlords(RLD), Proving himself, the Celestial Empire they have created, Dislike of Demons, Pride in his 5 Divas, Close friendship with his circle, His family
Lu Zhin is a handsome man with features placing him as a man of the Realm in his early to mid 20s. He is one of those few he can get away with not putting a lot of time into his looks and still pull off a handsome rogueish figure. Often in hand or tied to his belt at his side is a ceramic jug carrying pure water(Once was his booze jug) and saying in Old Realm Wisdom on it. A rice hat keeps the sun from his eyes when he walks or happens to be lounging around in a tavern in town or such. Looking very out of place is a golden shafted spear he keeps always with him too. Inlay of Orichalcum work up and down its length and the tip is hidden under a bag seeming made of spun silver and gold. His hair is dark like coal and his eyes are a warm sky blue often smiling with them as well as the smirk on his lips. He dresses as a man who has high opinions of himself and carries the look off well. He is at ease in the fine garments and they match well the almost noble airs he gives off.
He is well educated, well read, charming, able to put people at ease with words and smile with barely any effort. He has almost a tangible charm to him that draws others in.
http://bayanghitam.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d2xrrqb Personal commission, spear should be gold though.
Lu Zhin is actually surprisingly enough a man from the Realm. More surprisingly his full name would be Cathak Lu Zhin. This member of the Dynasty, born to no less then Cathak Cainan, was once a promising and devoted member of the family. Things changed however about a year ago. It was four years after the disappearnace of the Empress. Lu Zhin and several family members were in the Scavanger Lands. Himself, a married pair of Dragonblooded of the House, and several other mortal workers and servants. The couple had bought an old book off a Guild merchant which after translation of its Old Realm dialect spoke of a spear that slew the Juggernaut. Gambling on the books information about where it lay the pair gathered up some family and headed off into the wilds of the southeast.
They found it. The ancient ruin where it lay. Time had not been kind to the place but surely at one point a city was around this ruined manse. Weapons like this are never left around unprotected however. The guardian demons they found in the central chamber of this manse would have overwhelmed the group had Lu Zhin not become Exalted then and there. The demons recognized him as the rightful owner of the Spear and vanished back to their hellish realm leaving Lu Zhin to face off against his own family. They were weakened by the fight though while he was strengthened from his Exaltation and the weapon he now carried. Left with no choice he killed them all.
He gave his family proper burials and knowing certain old contacts in the Scavanger Lands that did dealings with the Realm he sold family weapons and armor knowing they would slowly make their way back to the Realm and the Cathak's so that his father would know they were dead. The profits taken from that he used wisely and invested into metalworking operations in Nexus. He had no head for business himself he knew but was experienced enough to know where to put his money so that it would sustain him while he went about his new life.
He had a new purpose now for himself. He had found books in that ruined manse and they spoke of a terrible weapon system called the Seperra System. The Seperra System was meant to be a form of next generation Thousand-Forged Dragons. Instead of attacking a manse directly this system could absord and ruin the geomantic energy from any land powering and strengthening itself as it went. It could leave blighted wastes wherever it went and never needed to approach a stronghold of the enemy to ruin the energies that fead it. According to the notes the prototype was finished but they never went into mass production after it was learned that the feeding effect of this machine also tended to produce Shadowlands. He had a memory of that. Of sealing the machine away into a mountain. He is sure it still exists and with the rising power of the Deathlords fears what would come if they claimed it. So he seeks it himself to destroy it.
He has little to go on he knows. Just memories of what the surrounding area of the mountain was once like. So he travels the lands investigating old accounts of areas in the first age so he can zero in on where it lies.
Lady Butterfly. She runs a very high class escort service and pleasure house in Great Forks, the House of Flowers. She also is well connected and hears a lot of things. She knows enough about him to wonder where his money came from but doesn't know about his old Realm life.
Daban Gren. A dealer in first age curios and such matters based out of Nexus. It was to this man that he sold the family artifacts to. Once from the Realm himself he took at face value the idea that after the failure of the expidition that Lu Zhin didn't want his father to know he lived and just live quietly with the shame. He doesn't know he is a Solar.
Akmar Varzeem. A Guild Merchant Prince in the region round and inside the developing Celestial Empire. Lu Zhin made aquiantinces with the man shortly after the founding of Seven Sentinals and in exchange for information from him keeps the man aware of potentially profitable information about what the leadership of the Empire is doing.
Plot Hooks & Notes
Apparently Owed: 1 Favor(Possibly called in), An audiance with the Lover, and some secret reward. This is from the Lover for getting rid of the Eye. Check on the DBs in Rathess about Han-Tha.
Companions: Sesus Viola(Fire), Sesus Linarra(Water), Laughing Latrani(Changing Moon and mate to White Sparrow), White Sparrow(Twilight), Sweet Mercy(Air), Mist Silhouette(Air), Whisper from the Shadows(Moonshadow), Ivory Blossom(Water), Lana Ironwood Breaker(Full Moon and Mina's mate), Mina(Dawn Caste), Harmony(Demon Blood), Mystic Crowned in Sanguine Locks(Daybreak), Joyous Sky(Zenith Caste), Zee(raptok), Flickering Star(Wood aspect), Cathak Theras(Fire nephew commander type ess 4), Cathak Emerald Lily(Ess 5 wood aspect monk), Altena(Lookshy military advisor - Earth), Distant Crane(Air aspect spy type), Triumphant Pillar(Earth aspect techbuilder), Anise Stormtamer(No Moon mate), Juniper(Sky's mate and Changing Moon)
Important People Met: The Three, Crystal Dove(Jupiter), Disir(Queen of Akilian and Day Caste Abyssal)
Prior Incarnations: Summer Swan Blade(Fast, maneuverable girl warrior type, died in final battle of the Primordial War), Rahan(Scout male type, fell in the Meru War), Song of Whispers(Spy girl, she fell in the Dissolution Ivasion), Tenyan(Part of the Realm's secret intelligence forces for the Deliberative, fell in the Aftershock War), Triumphant Waves(Highly talented sorcerer male but fell shortly before the Thousand Struggles Era in the far west when he taxed himself too much in a sorcerous casting and destroyed himself), Myr(An assasin who met her end in the later part of the Thousand Struggles Era), Ashima(Demon hunter and Intelligence Operative in the east, died in the Usupation)
Note: City made is Seven Sentinals, Province of the Sparrow, the Celestial Empire.
Traditionally the Solar uses his Unparalleled Acumen Meditation to have Graceful Crane Stance, Monkey Leap Technique, Foe-Vaulting Method, Lightning Speed, Feather-Foot Style and a single point of Increasing Strength Exercise all active at a time. Charms which enhance these effects are Perfect Poise Stance(Abyssals mirror) and Light-Step Technique.
Views on People and Things
Joyous Sky: Her heart is in the right place but she is too young and too stubborn. Gotta watch out for her until she gets a few more years on her.
Mina: Beautiful and strong. I trust her with my life. Wish she had a bit more ambition though. Still no one else I would rather have at my side on the battlefield.
Linarra: Keen mind and good with tactics. Don't understand why she stays with Sky but oh well. She will go far in life and I can't afford to let her go and do her own thing.
Viola: A bit more active and tempermental then her sister. Wonderful girl though. Devoted to me surely and such devotion must be rewarded and appreciated.
Latrani: He is good at what he does...but damn annoying at times. Too much a trickster and too unwilling to embrace what he is.
White Sparrow: Perhaps another Solar who thinks more like I do? A beautiful woman regardless and with her powers and my ambition we can make great changes to help all Creation.
Lana Ironwood Breaker: A friend and ally like her must be treasured. Packs a mean punch though.
Ivory: If there is anyone I can truely trust its her.
Sweet Mercy: I owe her my life. Beyond that I care much for this wonderful air aspect. You can't pin down the air but I hope she will be with us for a while.
Harmony: Pretty and so far loyal. She seems to be a blind spot for Sky though.
Mist Silhouette: Loyal to Sky and thats enough.
Flickering Star: Cute and young. She will be an asset in time.
Zee: An ancient ally. We must do what we can to help their race.
Cathak Theras: My loyal nephew I know I can trust to his support.
Cathak Emerald Lily: My niece and though she follows a strange way of the Immaculate Order she too will follow.
Altena: The representative from Lookshy. We will need her support and perhaps her loyalty can be shifted to us.
Mystic: She is one of us in heart though her Exaltation was corrupted. We have to help her.
Whisper: A wonderful woman and makes such...interesting novels.
Penitent: This one I feel will not be able to be helped until the soul has found a new incarnation. However for the moment a debt is owed her for helping Mystic.
Eris: All monsters show their claws eventually.
Kei: Young and charming and she is on the right path.
Triumphant Pillar: A solid man. Will be dependable in time.
Distant Crane: Heh...what an attitude.
Juniper: I like this girls style.
Disir: She had best make sure she keeps up her side of the agreement.
Eyes in Darkness aka Beloved Marisha: *pounce into a bed*
Samar: Don't know her well enough but a friend of Eyes is a friend of mine.
Kanna: Strong and will be stronger once she has found her focus again.
Adan: A good and noble man.
Answer: Amusing. Sometimes a child and sometimes an adult.
Vevina: Not sure about her yet.
Jezriel: *pleased and happy noises at the massage*
Sahmela: Every group needs a princess.
Suza: A gentle soul.
Nalia: Interesting but if we have learned anything from Whisper and others she deserves a chance.