Exalted: Secrets of the Lost Age
Attributes: Strength 3, Dexterity 3, Stamina 3, Charisma 3, Manipulation 2, Appearance 2, Perception 4, Intelligence 4, Wits 3
Abilities: Archery 2, Athletics 1, Awareness 2, Bureaucracy 1, Integrity 3 (Fear), Investigation 2 (Archaeology), Linguistics 3, Lore 5 (The First Age), Melee 4, Occult 5 (Sorcery), Performance 1, Presence 1, Resistance 2, Ride 1, Stealth 1, Survival 1, War 2
Merits: Allies (Father) 1, Backing (Lookshy) 2, Contacts 1, Eidetic Memory 2, Languages (High Realm, Forest-tongue, Old Realm) 1 each, Resources 3
Awareness: Sensory Acuity Prana
Integrity: Integrity-Protecting Prana, Stubborn Boar Defense
Linguistics: Letter-within-a-Letter Technique, Subtle Speech Method
Lore: First Knowledge’s Grace, Flowing Mind Prana, Harmonious Academic Methodology
Melee: Dipping Swallow Defense, Excellent Strike
Occult: Spirit-Detecting Glance, Terrestrial Circle Sorcery
Resistance: Body-Mending Meditation, Ox-Body Technique (x1)
Spells: Infallible Messenger, Invulnerable Skin of Bronze, Stormwind Rider, Summon Elemental
Join Battle: 5
Straight Sword: Accuracy 7+2, Damage +9, Parry 5, OVW 2, Tags Lethal, Melee, Balanced
Health Levels: -0/-1/-1/-1/-2/-2/-2/-2/-4/Incap
Evasion: 2 Willpower: 9
There is always more to learn. – Defining
My Father (Love) – Major
Lookshy (Respect) – Minor
The Scarlet Empire (Distaste) – Minor
The Immaculate Faith (Mistrust) – Minor
Born in Lookshy to patrician citizen parents, Chuangzao Jingcai has always followed in her father’s footsteps. He is an archaeologist specializing in the Shogunate Era, and through him, she grew up with a wonder and fascination for history. However, despite the teachings of the Immaculate Temple, her obsession turned out to be the First Age, and learning the truth that the Immaculates never tell.
Immediately after completing her mandatory military training, Jingcai was pulled from active combat duty by her father, who pulled several strings and got her assigned to his archaeological expedition to Denandsor as a guard and consultant. It was on the outskirts of Denandsor that the expedition triggered an ancient guardian mechanism, which activated a violent construct. After numerous losses, it was Jingcai who solved the riddle of the construct, shutting it down without destroying it and earning her Exaltation in the process.
Her father so loved her (and was so little invested in the Immaculate philosophy) that he remained with her after her Exaltation, even burning some of his political capital to ensure that she remained on Lookshy’s payroll as a “hidden asset.” The pair remained in Denandsor, where Jingcai found she could now resist the city’s aura of fear. They delved deeper into the city, where Jingcai found one of the thirteen Amphorae of Ghul Nathor, which opened her to the mysteries of sorcery.
Now, she has been recalled from Denandsor by the Lookshy General Staff, assigned instead to a strange, not-quite-unprecedented call for assistance from the Council of Entities in Nexus.