Exalted South: Crimson Sands
Motivation: Kill or be killed
Attributes: Strength 3, Dexterity 4, Stamina 3; Charisma 2, Manipulation 3, Appearance 2; Perception 3, Intelligence 3, Wits 3
Virtues: Compassion 1, Conviction 5, Temperance 3, Valor 3
Abilities: Athletics 3, Awareness 3, Integrity 3 (The Order 3), Investigation 1, Larceny 2, Linguistics (Native: Seatongue; Others: Flametongue, Old Realm, Riverspeak) 3, Lore 3, Martial Arts 4, Medicine 1 (Poisons 1), Melee 1, Occult 3, Presence 3, Resistance 2, Stealth 4, Survival 1, Thrown 3
Backgrounds: Backing 1, Contacts 2, Mentor 1, Resources 3
Charms: Distracting Breeze Meditation, Dragon Shroud Technique, Feeling-the-Air Technique, Ox-Body Technique (x1), Soundless Action Prana, Terrestrial Circle Sorcery, Trackless Passage Style, Wind-Carried Words Technique, Wind-Walking Technique
Spells: Assassin’s Fatal Touch, Emerald Countermagic, Infallible Messenger, Sorcerer’s Irresistible Puppetry
Join Battle: 6
Punch – Speed 5, Accuracy 9, Damage 3B, Parry DV 5, Rate 3, Tags N
Health Levels: -0/-1/-1/-1/-2/-2/-2/-4/Incap
Dodge DV: 4 Willpower: 9
Essence: 3 Personal: 12
Other Notes: Ghost’s Backing, Contacts, Mentor, and Resources all represent his access to the various assets of the Order of the Crimson Amaranth, any or all of which might dry up as soon as the Order realizes he has been captured.
Born in An-Teng, Ghost was recruited as soon as his Dragon-Blooded Exaltation manifested. He joined a small but elite cadre of similar “Lost Eggs” in the Order of the Crimson Amaranth, an assassin’s guild that specialized in the use of Dragon-Blooded killers. Ghost was brainwashed and educated according to the Order’s nihilistic principles: Your only purpose is to kill. If you cannot kill your target, you have no value, and should yourself die rather than fail. When he was sent to Chiaroscuro to assassinate Semanos Khan, he was thwarted by a band of Celestial Exalted and captured. Though torture could not wring the secrets of the Order from him, his apathy and the kindness of the Celestials soon found him vowing to serve them for forty-two years. He knows little of the outside world, but is well-versed in the weaknesses of a variety of targets.