Exalted: Secrets of the Lost Age
Former Martial Arts thug
Motivation: Find My Place in Creation
Attributes: Strength 3, Dexterity 4, Stamina 3; Charisma 2, Manipulation 3, Appearance 2; Perception 3, Intelligence 3, Wits 3
Virtues: Compassion 2, Temperance 1, Conviction 3, Valor 3
Abilities: Athletics 4, Awareness 3, Dodge 3, Integrity 2, Larceny 4 (Gambling +1, Picking Pockets +2), Linguistics (Native: Seatongue; Other: Riverspeak) 1, Martial Arts 4 (Ganging Up +1), Melee 1, Presence 2, Resistance 1, Sail 2, Socialize 1, Stealth 3
Backgrounds: Backing (The Siakas) 2, Contacts (Siakas, Wu Jian) 2, Influence (Wu Jian) 1, Mentor (Kushtaka) 2
Athletics: Effortlessly Rising Flame, Falling Star Maneuver
Dodge: Threshold Warding Stance
Larceny: Observer Awareness Method, Trackless Walk Style, Waters of Honesty Method
Martial Arts: Currents Sweep to Sea
Resistance: Ox-Body Technique (x1)
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: 5 Willpower: 7
Personal: 10 Peripheral:
Other Notes: Bold Stride still holds a position of authority with the Siakas, should he ever contact them again, represented by his Backing. He also has Contacts among the Siakas and in Wu Jian in general. He has a small amount of Influence in Wu Jian, and his Mentor is Kushtaka.
Bold Stride was born the son of a whore in Wu Jian, perhaps the worst city in the West. He grew up on the streets, and from an early age, was a problem child. He showed a surprising knack for getting into trouble. When he was seven, he stole from one of the Siakas, a local martial arts gang, and when he was caught, he was given the choice of signing up or being beaten to death. Naturally, he joined.
Bold Stride put his talents to good use for the Siakas, and showed an aptitude for martial arts. In fact, the Siakas were surprised at how quickly he learned. Within four years, he was a lieutenant in the gang, and by the age of sixteen, he was an underboss. He learned how to adapt his trouble-making instincts to the benefit of the gang, and aided them tremendously in their perpetual rivalry against the Raitons.
In a pitched battle between the Raitons and the Siakas, Bold Stride suddenly found himself aflame, burning with a radiant fire from within. He had drawn his Second Breath as a Dragon-Blood, a Fire Aspect. Unfortunately for him, he nearly burned down Wu Jian when he Exalted, and only escaped both the Raitons and the Realm thanks to Kushtaka, a passing Lunar Exalt. Now, he has chosen to sail with Kushtaka and the odd band of heroes to which she belongs.