Here's a concept aplication for a Chosen of Serenity I'm quite fond of. Riveda, let me know if you want me to chage or downplay his motivation. Graceful Willow
Name: Lai Aan/Graceful Willow
Birthday: 21st of Ascending Wood
Build: Lythe as a willow, but with the dense tone of a fencer.
Skin: Light gold.
Hair: Rich russet with fiery highlights.
Eyes: Liquid black with cerulean flecks.
Style: Silken hakima and Kimono. Exceptional slashing sword in a rosewood sheath tucked into his obi for a right handed draw.
Anima: Cerulean Halo
Motivation: Destroy the games of divinity.
Conceal his motivation.
Creation and heaven alike will benefit from the resurgance of the dragon kings.
Zane Akkadian is a good friend, keeper of much lore that is largely forgotten.
Zara Akkadian: Respect, possessive love, lust, and loyalty.
Lai Aan bears the exaltation of Li Mu Bai, perhaps the most renowned sifu that the Chosen of Serenity ever produced.
Shan Xu, Li Mu Bai's student and lover, tracked down his successor. Finding that he was an orphan on the blessed isle, she saw to it that Lai Aan was taken into an Immaculate temple well known for producing powerful mortal martial artists--including a number of mortal practitioners of Five Dragon style
(Events of Exaltation?)
After his Exaltation, Shan Xu brought Lai Aan into Yuu Shan and became both his sifu and his mentor. IT was something of a smothering experience. Though Lai Aan appreciated her rich gifts and fine instruction, not to mention her beauty and power, her attention was distinctly smothering. it didn't take him long to figure out that she wanted him to be someone he wasn't--but resembled enough to make matters difficult for them both.
Nonethless, Lai Aan took to Yuu Shan like a fish to water. The martial arts was a familiar aspect that grounded him. He moved from quiet and polite in social situations outgoing and charming in short order. Already a graceful man who loved doing kata to music, he took to dance--both performance and social--with a deep passion.
After firmly extracting himself from as much of Shan xu's influence as he could, Lai Aan continued to thrive. He became known as a charming ladies man and great lover. Naturally, this was quickly identified as a weakness to exploit. A goddess from the bureau of seasons--having recently been rewarded by the Unconquered SUn with a chance to make a single move in the Games of Divinity, shared a dream of that event with him using a dream stone.
Will was quickly addicted to the experience. He spent a year and a half as his lover's pawn for a chance to experience the dream again and again and again. He got into minor legal trouble twice before higher ups in the organization caught on to the issue and staged an intervention.
Lai Aan went into seclusion for several months to get his head in order. He trained at martial arts and dance for focus. He also came ot the most disturbing conclusion of his life.
The Incarna were vastly more advanced than he in every way, but...
The incarna had been playing the games of divinity for millennia. If he could be addicted to the memory of a single move...