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Name: Overly Combative Simian
Caste: Dawn
Nature: Bravo
Anima: Monkey
Concept: Combat Monkey

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

Brawl 5 (Seven-section Staff +3), Martial Arts 5 (Charms +3), Endurance 5, Resistance 5,, Lore 1, Medicine 1, Athletics 5, Awareness 3, Dodge 5, Stealth 1, Lingustics 1 (Old Realm)

Artifacts: Serpent-Sting Staff (2), Orichalcum Perfected Kata Bracers (4)
Hearthstones: Precision of Form Gemstone (3) Virtues:
Compassion 2, Conviction 3, Temperance 1, Valor 3

Virtue Flaw:

Willpower: 7
Health: -0,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-2,-2,-2,-2,-2,-2,-2,-2,-2,-2,-2,-2,-4,Incap
Essence: 5
Essence pool: 22 Personal, 34 Peripheral (17 committed)

Brawl: Ferocious Jab, Thunderclap Rush Attack, Fist of Iron Technique, Heaven Thunder Hammer, Dragon Coil Technique, Knockout Blow
Martial Arts: Monkey Tail Distraction Style, Flowing Mirror of Opposition Technique, Body of War Meditation, Withering Paw Strike, Celestial Monkey Form, Walking In The Footsteps of Ten Thousand Things, Four Halo Golden Monkey Palm, Four Halo Golden Monkey Realignment, Celestial Godbody Understanding || Leaping Mantis Technique, Iron-Arm Block, Mantis Form, Grasping Claw Method, Grasping Mantis Defense, Joint-Locking Technique, Joint-Breaking Attack, Flying Mantis Kick, Crushing Claw Technique, Unfolding Retribution Stance.
Endurance: Ox-Body x5 (-1, -2, -2)
Resistance: Durability of Oak Meditation, Iron Skin Concentration, Spirit Strengthens the Skin, Adamant Skin Technique, Unfailing Tortoise Technique, Iron Kettle Body
Athletics: Graceful Crane Stance, Lightning Speed, Spider-Foot Style, Monkey Leap Technique, Foe Vaulting Style, Leaping Tiger Attack, Increasing Strength Excercise
Awareness: Sensory Acuity Prana, Surprise Anticipation Method
Dodge: Reed in the Wind, Shadow over Water, Reflex Sidestep Technique, Seven Shadow Evasion, Flow Like Blood, Leaping Dodge Technique.

Comboes: Overwhelming Offense Technique: Thunderclap Rush, Flying Mantis Kick, Four Halo Golden Monkey Palm, Seven Shadow Evasion, Leaping Tiger Attack. Cost: 11 motes, 3 WP, 6 motes per dodge. Effect: Double successes for damage, double rolled damage, win initiative, and if you deal damage, add Virtue of target to damage.

Base initiative: 9
Soak: 4B/2L/0A
Dodge: 18
Serpent-Sting Staff: Speed 12, Accuracy 14, Damage 10L, Defense 17, Rate 5
Kata'd Staff: Speed Speed 12, Accuracy 19, Damage 15L (+5A), Defense 22, Rate 5


Is there any way to work in Perfected Kata Bracers? Jade, by preference (+5 speed, +5L/+5B), but in a fight against the Deathlord, orichalcum would definitely prove useful. Also, I'm assuming Mantis Form is his Form of choice (since Celestial Monkey doesn't, y'know, do anything), but it's incompatible with armor, and Celestial Godbody specifically restricts its armor exemption to Celestial Monkey.

Otherwise, ick. Well done. -- Hapushet

Oof, both good choices. I forgot that Celestial Monkey's special weapons/armor rule only applied to the use of Celestial Monkey itself. Hmm... Perfected Kata Bracers require dropping the damage-boost from normal Hearthstone bracers, but it might be worthwhile. When I get to my books I'll tweak his artifact list. --FrivYeti

It would definitely be worth it, because you get a damage bonus of +Essence instead of +2, and accuracy besides. Worth the extra 4m commitment to most. Jade lays another 8m commitment, which may not be worth it. -braincraft

Is it really possible to brawl with a Serpent-Sting Staff? Brawling is supposed to be all about using your strength to your best advantage whereas any sectioned weapon needs crazy amounts of dexterity and control to properly use (as shownin the prereqs). I don't feel that just meeting the requirements will allow you to brawl with something like a SSS. Other than that, you've built a mighty enemy that will inspire fear into, well, anyone but FaFL. Nice. -TzalFlameforge

You can't use the Brawl ability with a Serpent Sting Staff, no, but you can alternate between MA attacks with it and Brawl attacks without it. - FrivYeti
I see: he has a brawl specialty of "while also using a seven-section staff" not "using a seven section staff." That makes much more sense, thanks for the clarification. -TzalFlameforge

Why is someone named Overly Combative Simian only have a Valor of 3? Bum some BP from somewhere and raise it to 5, or change the name to Slightly Reckless Simian instead. Besides, since we're twinking this guy, I can't see why not. - TonyC

Ah, I see why not. You want the (IMO misnamed) Celestial Monkey MA. Nevermind. - TonyC

Hmmm... actually, if you go by the text in the PG, you can't have a virtue over 3 while learning the style... NOT after mastering it. It says would grow in its wisdom. Nothing about practicing it. ~ Haku

Overly Combative Simian didn't see the need to waste good XP on his Virtues. Valor 4 costs 12 XP, man! That's, like, a Charm and a bit! Seriously, though, the Exalts aren't planning to need Virtue rolls. - FrivYeti
Ah... but a higher virtue rating boosts the power of his monkey style, at least for a few charms...
~ Haku