Exalted South: Crimson Sands
Mongoose's ghost ally
Attributes: Strength 3, Dexterity 4, Stamina 3, Charisma 3, Manipulation 1, Appearance 2, Perception 2, Intelligence 3, Wits 2
Virtues: Compassion 4, Conviction 2, Temperance 2, Valor 3
Abilities: Athletics 2, Awareness 2, Craft (Water) 5 (Tea +3), Integrity 3, Linguistics (Native: Flametongue; Other: Old Realm) 1, Lore 1, Medicine 1, Melee 5 (Swords +3), Performance 3 (Tea Ceremony +3), Resistance 2, Ride 3, Survival 1, War 1
Backgrounds: Age 2, Allies (Mongoose) 1, Ancestor Cult 1, Artifact (Daiklave) 2, Grave Goods 2
Mortal-Shadowing Technique (7m, 1w): Thanest can inhabit a mortal’s body, riding within it and perceiving with its senses, though he cannot control its actions.
Ox-Body Technique (x2)
Skin-Riding Prana (6m, 1wp): Can sense what a target senses
Soul-Whispering Empathy Discipline (3m, 1wp): Can listen in on a target’s surface thoughts
Spirit-Catching Eye Technique (2m): Can determine if a target is possessed
Two-World Vision (2m): Can see into the mortal world from the Underworld and vice-versa
Join Battle: 4
Soulsteel Daiklave (Speed 5, Accuracy 14, Damage +8L/2, Defense 7, Rate 3, Tags O)
Health Levels: -0/-1/-1/-2/-2/-2/-2/-2/-2/-4/Incap
Dodge DV: 2 Willpower: 8
Essence Pool: 66 (10 committed)
Notes: Thanest’s two Fetters are Mongoose and the Teahouse of the Pomegranate Moon, each rated at two dots. His Passions are Innocent Children (3), his Descendants (1), Honorable Combat (3), Fine Tea (2), and his Personal Code of Honor (2).
Originally a samurai under the command of a warlord during the Shogunate, the ghost who would come to be known as Thanest obeyed his lord’s command to the letter, even when his lord commanded him to butcher innocent children. Tormented by his guilt, Thanest turned on his lord after the atrocity, killing him to prevent him from ever harming another innocent. Then, compelled by bushido, he committed seppuku.
His guilt was a chain, tying him to Creation, and so he lingered on as a ghost. He wandered the Underworld as a ronin for a time, but that ended when he found Mongoose, the Abyssal Half-Caste. Now he assists her at the Teahouse of the Pomegranate Moon.