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« on: December 04, 2011, 08:18:49 PM »

Player Characters
   The characters in this story are heroic mortals. They are built with 8 stat points instead of 10, placing them below the average BUM hero, but well above the mean mortal in exalted. Obviously, skills are not limited by stat in BUM Exalted.

Captain Gelag
STR 2   DEX 2   INT 2   SOC 2
Archery 2   Melee 1   Athletics 2   Awareness 2   Presence 2   Survival 1  
Sail 3
Leather Armor, Flame Piece, Cutlass
Cutlass: Atk +5 Def +4
Flame Piece: Atk +5
Mental defense +1
Captain Gelag gets +2 to mental defense against social attacks, and is immune to natural mental influence.

Boatswain ("Bosun") Bloodeagle
STR 3   DEX 2   INT 2   SOC 1
Melee 3   Thrown 1   Martial Arts 1   Integrity 2   Presence 1   Resistance 2
Sail 3
Leather Armor, Cutlass, Dagger
Cutlass and Dagger: Atk +8 Def +4 (+1 dual wield)
Mental defense +3
The bosun has an overriding will to survive. Whenever he fails a mental defense roll and instant or certain death is the penalty, he shakes off the effect, but instead must draw his sword and attack something. If he knows the source of the effect, that will be his target, otherwise, he will imagine a source and attack it.

Zias Uroz
STR 2   DEX 1   INT 2   SOC 3
Perform 2   Persuade 2   Bureaucracy 3   Lore 1      Occult 3   Medicine 1
Immaculate Itinerant Robes (Cloth armor), Immaculate Holy Symbol, Jewelry
Def +2
Mental Def +1
Uroz is privy to certain secret techniques to avoid the notice of spirits. As long as he takes no direct action against it, and is not alone, a spirit will completely ignore him.

Eternal River
STR 1   DEX 2   INT 3   SOC 2
Lore 3      Occult 1   Investigation 2   Martial Arts 3   Integrity 1
Linguistics 1 (Old Realm)   Dodge 3
Travelling Robes, Staff
Unarmed: Atk +5 Def +5
Staff: Atk +6 Def +7
Mental Defense +3
Eternal River is educated in a style of martial arts which focuses on the staff, and may use it with the martial arts skill. When River's hit points are reduced to 0, he may make a mental defense roll against difficulty 6. If successful, he is out of the fight, but at the end arises without injury. This does not apply when his hit points are reduced to -1 or less.

Jasper Gullybore
STR 2   DEX 2   INT 2   SOC 2
Medicine 4   Resistance 2   Martial Arts 1   Thrown 2   Integrity 1   Awareness 2
Larceny 2
Medical Bag, Leather Armor, 6 Daggers
Throwing Dagger: Atk +3
Unarmed: Atk +3 Def +3
Mental Defense +2
Jasper has a good instinct for survival. He has a +4 on the roll to detect a trap or ambush. He may personally act on any information gained, but if he warns another, the bonus is reduced by half for the rest of the story. For example, having detected a trap on a chest, he may attempt to disarm it, or he may simply decline to open it, but telling the others that there is a trap would be going against instinct, and reduce his bonus.
« Last Edit: December 08, 2011, 12:08:17 PM by Wizard » Logged

Žaš er gott. Ég var gert fyrir bardaga, og minn skal vera öldin kappans. Lįtašu önnur goš drottnu žegar barįttan er buin. Ég skal riša gaulaš ofvišriš, og deyja į sķšastrum miklum storminum.
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011, 08:19:30 PM »

Prologue
   Everyone in Creation knows the stories of the Shogunate and the ages before that. But the stories of wonder and fantasy one hundred generations removed from any mortal's awareness. As far as any mortal is concerned, the current age is as good as it gets, and certainly they would be happy not to see what the future has in store. The Great Contagion of eight hundred years ago is almost never heard of. The Realm is kept in order by a strong Empress who shows no sign of losing life or regency for the conceivable future. Occasional squabbles between the kingdoms of the Threshold are quickly quelled without interruption of daily life, and tribute continues to fatten the coffers of the Realm. When this story begins, we are at the height of the Scarlet Empire's power, and also fast approaching the end of the Empress' reign.

   It's midday in Chiaroscuro, the shattered city of glass and largest trading port in the South. Captain Gelag curses the tide that's forcing him to leave port in the heat of the day, rather than earlier in the morning. While everyone with any sense is hiding indoors, Bosun Bloodeagle barks orders at the crew: "Lash down those crates," and, "Make fast that yard," and, "You monkeys don't stow that jib, I'll have you swimming to Skullstone!"
   The old scholar, Eternal River, and temporary ship's surgeon, Jasper Gullybore, are simply doing their best to stay out of the way. Eternal River can see the end of his days approaching, and is headed West to explore the world while he can. Purchasing passage even on this humble ship had cost most of his savings, but he has no intention of needing a return voyage. Gullybore, however, is paying for his passage with his medical expertise. Expertise gained in the Chiaroscuro navy which he recently deserted. While Gullybore hasn't told anyone the circumstances of his departure from service, the captain and bosun are just suspicious enough not to bring it up. Ignorance is safer than actively evading the law.
   Despite the conditions, Captain Gelag's crew makes ready to sail no later than he requires of them, and the bosun calls ready to shove off. But as the captain is about to give the order, he notices a portly priest in the robes of the Immaculate Order running toward the boat as fast as he can and waving and calling out for the ship to wait. Gelag signals to wait and hops onto the dock to meet the priest.
   Winded and gasping for breath the priest explained, "Harbormaster. Said your boat. Heading west. I need. To go."
   Captain Gelag spits on the dock, and takes a drink from his flask. "Now look here, I got supplies for my crew and two more. There'll be another boat tomorrow."
   "Harbormaster said there's no more boats for three weeks going west. I'll pay," the priest pleads as he take out an impressive purse and opens it to fish out some coins.
   When the captain sees the contents of the purse, he snatches the whole thing and motions for the priest to climb onboard. Speechless, the priest acquiesces.
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Žaš er gott. Ég var gert fyrir bardaga, og minn skal vera öldin kappans. Lįtašu önnur goš drottnu žegar barįttan er buin. Ég skal riša gaulaš ofvišriš, og deyja į sķšastrum miklum storminum.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2011, 11:38:04 AM »

We got five, or are some people playing more than 1 character? I want to be either Zias Uroz or the Captain.
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 01:40:39 PM »

Got five. If anyone doesn't show, we'll just have fewer characters or I might NPC the extras.
« Last Edit: December 11, 2011, 01:54:21 PM by Wizard » Logged

Žaš er gott. Ég var gert fyrir bardaga, og minn skal vera öldin kappans. Lįtašu önnur goš drottnu žegar barįttan er buin. Ég skal riša gaulaš ofvišriš, og deyja į sķšastrum miklum storminum.
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