Apex, the Twice-Chosen

BlackH7's character, Zenith Beastrider

Description:

Qualities

Essence: 2
Willpower: 5
Join Battle: 8 See Awakening Eye, Ambush Predator Style, Seasoned Beast-Rider’s Approach
Health Levels: 7 □ -0 □□ -1 □□ -2 □ -4 □ Incapacitated

Defenses

Evasion: 5 (Dodge Excellency)
Parry: 3
Soak: 9 (Resistance Excellency)
Hardness: 4
Resolve: 4 (Integrity Excellency)
Guile: 1

Attacks

Attack Dice Dmg Min Notes
The Sleeper’s Wake (Withering): 9 (+1 mounted, +Range) 10 3 Range: -1 / +5 / +3 / +1 / -
The Sleeper’s Wake (Decisive): 9 (+1 mounted) Init -

Attributes

Attribute Starting XP (Current)
Strength 2 2 Primary (8)
Dexterity 5 5
Stamina 4 4
Charisma 5 5 Tertiary (4)
Manipulation 1 1
Appearance 1 1
Perception 3 3 Secondary (6)
Intelligence 2 2
Wits 4 4

Abilities (28 + 15)

Ex? Ability Starting XP (Current)
F Archery 4 4
C Athletics 3 3
F Awareness 4 4
Brawl
Bureaucracy
Craft
F Dodge 4 4
C Integrity 3 3
Investigation
Larceny
Linguistics
Lore 1 1
Medicine 1 1
Melee
Occult 1
Performance
C Presence 5 5
F Resistance 3 3
F Ride 3 5
Sail 1 1
Socialize
Stealth 1 1
S Survival 5 5
Thrown
C War 1

Specializations (4)

  • Archery: Beastback
  • Lore: Beasts of Legend
  • Medicine: Poisons
  • Ride: Giant Lizards

Merits (10 + 2)

Intimacies

Principals Wild things are sacred and deserve respect. defining
People should speak plainly and mean what they say. minor
No one deserves what they can’t defend. major
Ties Tauriz, Sovereign of Land and Sea (love) defining
Intractable Splendor, Sommelier of the Blood-Scent (love) defining
Ani Rel’Teztu, Island of Biting Terrors (love) minor
The Immaculate Order (contempt) major
Tikal Foamborne (respect) minor
Sweet Release (enmity) minor
Lady Kalos (patronizing fondness) minor
Zalakar (ownership) minor

Charms (15 + 15)

Ability Charm Cost Duration Notes Page #
Awareness (Favored) Sensory Acuity Prana 5m Scene Double 9’s on all Awareness rolls 267
Keen Taste and Smell Technique 3m Scene +2 successes on Survival to hunt/track, recognize characters by scent, create/reference taste and smell library 268
Keen Sight Technique 3m Scene +2 dice vs. hidden persons/objects, disguises, sleight of hand, ect; reduce environmental penalties by 1; can see in darkness and at great range; achieve difficulty 2 or 3 checks w/o rolling 268
Awakening Eye 5m, 1wp Instant Free full excellency to Join Battle roll, 10’s explode, plus every 10 rolled adds to pool of auto successes to detect hidden opponents until end of battle 268
Foe-Scenting Method (2m) Reflexive Automatically counts heads within medium range, identifies creature type or specific people in scent library; can spend to add 1 success to find enemy/Join Battle 269
Integrity (Caste) Destiny-Manifesting Method (3m, 1wp) Permanent Partially resists reality-shaping or fate-weaving attack that interferes with beastmastery 304
Integrity-Protecting Prana (5m, 1wp) Permanent Immunizes mind, body, equipment from Wyld influence as long as committed 304
Presence (Caste) Tiger’s Dread Symmetry - Permanent +1 die on all Presence rolls, reroll 3 non-successes on Intimidate 370
Ride (Favored) Master Horseman’s Techniques - Permanent Apex will never fall from Tauriz’s back, even when unconscious, +1 Defense vs. attacks that would dismount her; can spend 1 mote reflexively to call Tauriz to her side; can spend 1 mote reflexively while mounted on Tauriz (or other aquatic) to breathe underwater for 1 hour. 380
Flashing Thunderbolt Steed 4m 1 hour Tauriz: may run at full speed for 1 hour without tiring. 380
Seasoned Beast-Rider’s Approach 1m, 1wp Instant Tauriz: added to battle and acts separately with a starting Initiative equal to Apex’s 381
Worthy Mount Technique (1i) Permanent Tauriz: adds +2 to damage totals; may make reflexive Defend Other actions for Apex 391
Rousing Backlash Assault 5m Instant Tauriz: may make decisive counterattack against foe making close-range attack on Apex or himself 383
Wind-Racing Essence Infusion 4m, 1wp Reflexive Tauriz: Lasts 1 hour, cost 2m if FTS is active, can renew without wp cost; adds 3 successes to Ride commands and race intervals; gains 2i on successful rush or joining battle; travels at narrative speeds 380
Survival (Supernal) Friendship With Animals Approach 3m Scene Wild prey animals are friendly, predators do not attack 409
Hardship-Surviving Medicant Spirit 5m Day Eliminates dice penalties from extreme conditions, lowers difficulty to forage/find shelter by 2 (min 1) 409
Element-Resisting Prana - Permanent While pre-req is active, reduce all environmental damage by 3 412
Spirit-Tied Pet (10m, 1wp, 1xp) Instant Familiars gain Defining loyalty, can grant 5m and 1wp per day, can be possessed by Apex 410
Bestial Traits Technique (10m, 1wp, 2xp) Instant Trains up familiars’ Attributes/Abilities. Used 3 times: Tauriz Str+1, Dex+1; Gargoyle Dex+1 411
Hide-Hardening Practice - Permanent Tauriz: Soak +3, Hardness +1 411
Life of the Aurochs - Permanent Tauriz: Adds one -1 health level, two -2 health levels 411
Saga Beast Virtue (5m, 1wp) Indefinite Tauriz and Gargoyle: +25% size, +1 all Attributes and both Defenses, 3 mutations, immune to fear 413
Beast-Mastering Behavior 10m, 1wp Week Makes training easier. Used repeatedly. Tauriz and Gargoyle: all book-listed tricks 410
Familiar-Honing Instruction 4m Instant Tauriz or Gargoyle: give command, roll (Charisma + Survival) and add successes as dice to familiar’s pool. 411
Deadly Onslaught Coordination 3m Instant Tauriz or Gargoyle: ignoring initiative, if they have not yet attacked this round, can attack same target immediately before or after Apex’s attack 411
Red-Toothed Execution Order 5m Instant Tauriz or Gargoyle: Adds extra successes to damage on a decisive attack, reset by building initiative back to 10+ 413
Ambush Predator Style 3m Instant Gargoyle: Uses Apex’s Wits+Awareness for Join Battle, adds 2 non-charm successes, bonus dice from F-HI have exploding successes 412
Force-Building Predator Style - Permanent Gargoyle: gains +1 initiative/turn, suspended during DPM 414
Crimson Talon Vigor - Permanent Tauriz: Apex’s successful withering attacks grant Tauriz initiative equal to half the amount stolen 414
Deadly Predator Method 15m, 1wp Indefinite Tauriz or Gargoyle: May reroll join battle, +15% size, much smaller opponents -1 to attacks, +2 successes for Intimidate, Athletics, all attacks; +2 withering damage dice, decisive attacks do not reset init unless R-TEO used; +5 soak, immune to decisive attacks; lose 1 init/round, ends if crashed; reset by killing enemy with R-TEO 414
Colossal Rampaging Beast 7m, 3a, 1wp Scene Tauriz or Gargoyle: Triggers and replaces SBV, +3 mutations, 3 non-charm successes to feats of strength, may attack into short range, double hardness from H-HP, add three -0 and two -4 health levels M-35
Baara-Unleashing Technique - Instant Tauriz or Gargoyle: Activates Saga Beast Virtue, Deadly Predator Method, and Colossal Rampaging Beast instantly and for free. If SBV is already active, refunds the cost M-36

Prospective Charms

Archery (Favored) Wise Arrow 255
Athletics (Caste) Graceful Crane Stance 261
Monkey Leap Technique 261
Integrity (Caste) Divine Mantle 310
Presence (Caste) Harmonious Presence Meditation 369
Majestic Radiant Presence 370
Ride (Favored) Storm-Racing Destrier M-28
Immortal Rider’s Advantage 383
Wrathful Mount Invigoration 386

Advancement

  • Bonus Points:
    • Abilities: 11
    • Caste/Favored Charms: 4 (1 Ride)
  • Solar XP:
    • Unspent: 3
    • Abilities: 18 (+1 Occult, +2 Ride, +1 War)
    • Backgrounds: 18 (Familiar +3)(Gargoyle)
    • Evocations: 10 (Forceful Undertow)
    • Charm Activation Costs: 5 (Bestial Traits Technique x2, Spirit-Tied Pet x1)
  • XP:
    • Unspent: 2
    • Charms: 128 (3 Awareness, 1 Integrity, 4 Ride, 8 Survival)
Bio:

Apex, the Twice-Chosen

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