Commander Yara

Mercenary Commander


Motivation: Seek out adventure!
Virtues: Compassion 2, Conviction 3, Temperance 2, Valor 2
Attributes: Strength 5, Dexterity 5, Stamina 5, Charisma 2, Manipulation 2, Appearance 3, Perception 3, Intelligence 3, Wits 3
Abilities: Archery 3, Athletics 5, Awareness 3 (Hearing +1), Craft 1, Dodge 3, Integrity 3, Linguistics 1 (Native: Forest-tongue; Others: Seatongue), Lore 1, Martial Arts 4, Melee 5 (Axes +1), Resistance 3 (Poison +1), Ride 3, Survival 5 (The West +1) ,Thrown 3, War 4
Merits: Artifact 3 (Punishment), Artifact 2 (Immaculate Demise), Artifact 2 (Facegouger), Backing 1 (The Guild), Followers 3 (River Province Irregulars), Resources 4
Archery: There Is No Wind, Trance of Unhesitating Speed
Athletics: Graceful Crane Stance
Awareness: Keen Hearing and Touch Technique
Melee: Bulwark Stance, Call the Blade, Dipping Swallow Defense, Heavenly Guardian Defense, Hungry Tiger Technique, One Weapon, Two Blows
Resistance: Armored Scout’s Invigoration, Body-Mending Meditation, Ox-Body Technique (x3), Whirlwind Armor-Donning Prana
War: Heroism-Encouraging Presence, Tiger Warrior Training Technique
Join Battle: 6
Greataxe (“Queen Maker”): Speed 6, Accuracy 11, Damage +12L, Parry 5, Rate 1, Tags: 2,R
Grand Grimcleaver (“Punishment”): Speed 6, Accuracy 13, Damage +18L/3, Parry DV 6, Rate 2, Tags 2,O,R
Daiklave (“Immaculate Demise”): Speed 5, Accuracy 14, Damage +10L/2, Parry DV 7, Rate 4, Tags O
Grimcleaver (“Facegouger”): Speed 5, Accuracy 14, Damage +13L/2, Parry DV 6, Rate 3, Tags O
Throwing Knives: Speed 5, Accuracy 8, Damage +7L, Range 15, Rate 3
Soak: 13B/8L (Lamellar Armor)
Health Levels: -0/-1/-1/-1/-1/-1/-2/-2/-2/-2/-2/-2/-2/-2/-4/Incap
Dodge DV: 4 (6) Willpower: 5
Essence: 3
Personal: 14 Peripheral: 22 Committed: 13
“My word is my bond.”
“Money makes the world go ’round.”
The River Province Irregulars (Loyalty)
The Scarlet Empire (Hatred)


Yara is the second commander of the River Province Irregulars, a mercenary company based out of, as the name suggests, the River Province. Her father formed the company, which she inherited upon his death during the rout of Blue Herons Pass. She was fourteen. Within a matter of days, she had defeated three attempts by her subordinates to usurp control of the Irregulars and cemented her place as their commander.

Though her military skill was notable, even at fourteen, her skill with an axe was incomparable. Toughened at an early age, she singled herself out as an immaculate combatant, earning not only the fear of the Irregulars, but their loyalty as well. For years, she led them to victory after victory, and they eagerly followed.

When she Exalted on the field at the Battle of Ten Thunders, she half expected her men to flee screaming from the “demon.” However, they were sufficiently loyal, sufficiently ignorant of Immaculate dogma, and at least one sufficiently learned enough to know that she would lead them to greatness. Instead of running from her, they rallied to her, tightening her hold on the hearts of her men even further.

Commander Yara

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