Okay, this is the first draft of Choko Hideki, Scion of Amaterasu. This is, of course, a rough draft, I'm open to suggestions.Name:
30Date of birth:
I will make all around me and below me stronger.Deific goal:
Goddess of Rebirth, with the idea that no one can become stronger without harming or outright killing the man they were before. Epic Charisma is her first stop, with Sun and Health as possible Purviews to masterHeight:
140 lbsHair colour:
Pierced ears, wearing diamond earrings. Appearance:
Her mother is as beautiful and as radiant as the sun (heh) and so of course Choko inherited that beauty. And I could go on describing said beauty, but...why not just show you?Face claim:
I know she's technically Chinese, but I think Lucy is hot as hell and I wanted to use her. Then again, I kind of hope using a Chinese lady for a Japanese character is the BIGGEST problem on this sheet
While kind and caring, she tolerates no nonsense and often can be just as abrasive as a war or death Scion due to how she pushes people to cast off their vulnerabilities, a painful process, in order to grow stronger. She will wound you, but you will rebuild yourself stronger than before. She is never hateful in her ‘wounding’, however-it is always pain in service of a greater goal. When she’s not working, her personality can best be described as cheerful and upbeat, who happily squees when good things happen. If you want to hear the highest pitched ‘squee’ in all the world, give her a peach.Family:
Her father, while alive, doesn’t even want to acknowledge Choko exists due to his outright hatred of the mother that abandoned him. His ‘aunt’ showed up to take Choko off his hands, as he was too busy to raise the child on his own. Because of this, Choko has had limited interaction with her father and doesn’t mind keeping it that way.Friends and allies:
A Scion of Artemis is friendly with Choko, as he played an instrumental role in stopping an attempt on her life (read Visitation below). Has a somewhat pleasant relationship with Izanami and her handmaidens-she owes them many thanks for raising her.Rivals and enemies:
There are a few Titanspawn Cultists who seek to take her down, as they failed in their plot to assassinate her and therefore must continue to try to take her out in order to appease their titan masters (of course, by this point, she could demolish them in a straight up fight, they’re only CULTISTS, not Titanspawn, but they are adept at manipulating society against her, which is proving to be more of a problem)Background:
Amaterasu has an easy time getting people into bed. The problems that arise when a night of passion leads to a child, not so much. While Epic Charisma-especially Ultimate Charisma-can go a long way, Choko’s father simply refused to believe that he was capable of being a father, especially a single father (Amaterasu’s dodging of his many questions-such as “why aren’t you sticking around?”-did not help). Rather than force Amaterasu to use her godly powers to force him to take care of the child, Izanami stepped in, offering to help raise Choko. This was not done entirely out of Izanami’s “Good” heart, as she sought to turn the child against her mother. Amaterasu knew this...but allowed Izanami to take care of the girl. She was not awarded parentage of Choko, however-she would stay a Child of the Sun.
Growing up, Choko easily glided through school, made friends with ease, the usual for a Scion of a Sun Goddess. Izanami had left the task of raising her to a few select Shikome, occasionally playing the role of a visiting aunt. Izanami’s mortal guise of an old, decrepit woman led to Choko becoming fascinated with death-what happened, she wondered, where did the souls go? Oh how she dived into myths and legends of the Afterlife and the Underworld, not even realizing how completely true they ALL were! Izanami was proud of this, having subtly influenced the young girl, but neither her nor Amaterasu is entirely sure where the next logical leap came from: Choko concluded that, as death is such an inevitability, perhaps death is not that bad. She further concluded that death is happening every day, not just in the sense of heartbeats stopping and souls passing on, but that parts of the self are also dying. One did not become stronger, she believed, without carving away the imperfections of yesterday. Gems are cut, metal is heated, old ideas are cast away in the light of new truth-all in the name of removing flaws from objects. How were humans any different? When that particular revelation was reached, one could almost hear Amaterasu and Izanami looking at each other, both raising an eyebrow at how far Choko had gone...and how much she had grown, as well.
This philosophy of hers took her into college, and she studied to become a psychologist-she figured the imperfections of the physical body were well handled by many doctors, gym trainers, and more, so she would deal with the imperfections of the mind. Her thesis on the necessity of death in order to be reborn as a stronger person was met with much critical praise, for its unique look on the field of medicine and Choko’s exceptional writing ability. She quickly became a licensed therapist, with a rather unconventional method, encouraging people to take hard looks at themselves and their faults in an effort to overcome them (though in the cases of patients with actual chemical imbalances in their heads, she at least waits until the medication starts working before she makes them look in the mirror). While her methods do earn her the ire of some of her patients, they would return, realizing the truth of her words, and seeking her aid in overcoming them.Visitation:
Perhaps ironically, it was the child of a Moon Goddess that kicked off the chain of events leading to Choko’s visitation. A Scion of Artemis, Jonathan Smith, had been hunting down and exterminating members of a Titanspawn Cult for some time. However, after an assault on the Cult’s hideout, he discovered their plans to assassinate several Scions who had yet to receive Visitations, in an effort to stop them from becoming thorns in the Titans’ sides. Choko was next on the list, and his actions against the Cult had accelerated their plans.
He impersonated a cop in order to get into the hospital Choko worked at (and keep a sidearm on him), but awkward questions from an ACTUAL cop on site prevented him from getting close...until the cultist in question was already in her office, pulling the knife from his back pocket, and Choko cried out for help. Jonathan moved in, kicking down the door (that the Cultist had locked), and put a few rounds in the Cultist’s chest. Choko was understandably a little freaked out, and Jonathan offered to take her to the station-in his words, “getting out of here might be good for you, and we sadly need to ask some questions of you.”
In reality, he was doing it so he could get the two of them alone. He intended to contact Hermes, but his phone rang with an unfamiliar number. On the other end was Amaterasu. “Meet me at Tavern Law.” She said.
Once there, Amaterasu smiled at her daughter. “This meeting has been long overdue. I am your mother, Amaterasu.” “The Sun Goddess? Yeah, and I’m the Queen of England.” Jonathan chuckled. “She’s not lying. I’m the adopted son of Artemis.” “You know it is true, Choko.” Amaterasu began. “Whatever you did, you were exceptional. Whatever you encouraged another to do, they were exceptional. You are the all-seeing mirror, even if it seems you highlight flaws more than beauty.” Choko couldn’t deny the truth-the ichor in her veins was already beginning to seethe as Amaterasu spoke-yet with the Goddess of the Sun before her, she had one question in her mind, an unspoken ‘flaw’ of her own…
“Was I wrong?”
“No, Choko.” Came the reply. “I see the doubt in your eyes. You have been doing the same task that I have, your methods are simply a different path. You had no knowledge of your birthright, and yet, you have already made me proud.”
The conversation turned to Amaterasu telling Choko of the circumstances behind her birth and early life, and, oddly enough, Amaterasu asking forgiveness for not providing for her as she should have. Choko honestly didn’t mind-after all, when you find out your mother is a goddess, the woman who took care of you was also a celestial being and you had more power in your finger than most mortals do in their whole body, being angry over totally justified abandonment was pointless.
Since Choko’s life was in danger, and would now permanently be so, Amaterasu sent a few packages to her home, the most mundane of these being an anthology of myths surrounding the Amatsukami (with a note inside saying ‘get to know the family!’). The second was a pair of astoundingly well made sunglasses, and the third was a katana (“Don’t go running around with this thing like an idiot, k?”)
Equipped with neat toys and a few extra levels in ‘badass’, Choko is ready to bring the light of the sun to all. Likes:
Absolutely loves Peaches, and peach flavored anything. As a self professed “girly girl”, she’s also quite the fan of pink, lace, and dresses, more so if they’re all put together. Chocolate is also a love (and whenever peach flavored chocolates are available...well, guess)Dislikes:
Does not enjoy foods with bitter tastes. Does not like fashions that rely on dark colors (she prefers brighter colors). Also not a dog person.Hobbies:
She enjoys writing fiction in her off time, though such fiction tends to follow supernaturally gifted and beautiful young women, leading to many claims of her writing being plagued by our good friend Mary Sue (such claims are unfounded, as she knows exactly how to make her characters flawed, but when has that ever stopped trolls?). She’s also a bit of an avid gamer, and occasionally streams over the Internet when she plays under the name “LadyOfTheSune”. Fears and phobias:
Her dislike of dogs isn’t just a dislike, she has a straight up fear of them after an incident involving a puppy biting her when she was young. She is also afraid of heights. ONs and OFFs:
ONS: Despite what some would say, Peaches do not turn her on regardless of the face she makes while she’s eating them. She does absolutely love kissing and, well, anything to do with oral. She’s also discovered an enjoyment of bondage, though she prefers to be the one doing the tying up…
OFFS: Anything more extreme than bondage stops her in her tracks. Legend:
Dexterity 4 (4 BP)
Wits 4(4 BP)
Animal Ken 1
Awareness 4(1 BP)
Empathy 5 (2 BP)
Presence 5 (2 BP)
- Uplifting Might: The amount she can lift is doubled if she expends a point of Legend.
- Inner Furnace: Eat anything, drink anything, and be immune to any ill effects as long as it’s all organic.
- Blessing of Importance: With a point of Legend and a nod, Choko can refill a mortal’s spent Willpower. She can also do it to Scions, but she can only refill a number of Willpower points equal to her Epic Charisma.
- Center of Attention: By spending a point of Legend, everyone in the room focuses on her. She holds the focus of the room for a number of minutes equal to her Epic Appearance. Scions and Titanspawn can resist by spending a Willpower.
- Social Chameleon: She blends into any situation with absolute ease. She will not embarrass herself socially unless she intends to.
- Night Eyes: She can see in the damn dark, alright?
- Emotional Awareness: Choko automatically knows if someone is experiencing the emotion of fear. With a point of Legend and a successful Perception + Empathy check, she can determine the root cause.
- Assess Health: By painting the name of a patient on a paper talisman, Choko may instantly learn all information about a person’s physical health. Mental health is another matter-that will likely be Emotion's job.
- Penetrating Glare: She can see through any impediment that isn’t a solid wall, and can see in all but the most pitch black of environments (which is where Night Eyes comes in, how wonderful).
- The Wakeful Spirit: With a quick Charisma + Presence Roll, she can awaken the kami in any object and ask it questions. Spirits can only talk about what they’ve experienced.
- Sun and Moon Lenses: - Darkness, Sun (2)
These sunglasses grant access to the Darkness and Sun pantheons-not the Sun and Moon as the name would suggest. They take the form of masterfully crafted sunglasses. Amaterasu has admitted that “Sun and Shade Lenses” just doesn’t have the same ring.
- Osafune - +1 Accuracy, +2 Damage (3)
The Osafune is a legendary katana, having passed down through the ages and only just now reaching Choko. Both she and Amaterasu are aware that a Japanese lady swinging a katana is incredibly stereotypical, and yet, what else is a Scion of Amaterasu supposed to wield?
- Box of Ofuda(Paper Talismans): Health, Emotion (2) (2 bonus points)
Turns out, the little paper talismans of the Shinto religion, when used by an ACTUAL deity (or deity-born), are incredibly versatile, going beyond their usual role as wards against demons. This rich, well made mahogany box contains unending paper talismans, and an appropriate kanji ‘painted’ onto the talisman allows a Scion to use the Health and Emotion pantheons.
Clinch; Accuracy: 3, Damage: B, Speed: 6; Piercing
Unarmed, Heavy; Accuracy: 2, Dmg STR+3B, Parry DV: 0 , Speed 5
Unarmed, Light; Accuracy: 4, Dmg STR+0B, Parry DV: 2, Speed 4
Katana: Accuracy: 9 Damage: STR+7L, Defense 4, Speed 5Join Battle
: 3B/2LHealth levels
: -0/-0/-0/-1/-1/-3/IncapacitatedDodge DV
: 5 ; Parry DV
: 4 (assuming Katana is used)
Movement: 4; Dash: 10 per tick; Climb/Swim Speed:
Vertical Jump: ; Horizontal Jump:
Weight capacity: 950 lbs