Work-in-ProgressTigerseye Nightshade BlossomThe Alleyway Priestess of Coin and Crook
120 lbs.Eye Color:
Orange (a scar has drained much of the color from her right eye leaving it mostly white)Hair Color:
Wheat-Blonde, bordering graySkin Color:
Lightly bronzedExalt Type:
A ghostly-white tiger with stripes of pale gold and eyes of midnight violet stalks around her in the periphery while a glowing darkness of violet swirled with vague shapes of pale gold flickers soundlessly around her in the likeness of a raging bonfire.
A muscled, bronze-skinned woman of unremarkable height with hair reminiscent of the color of a field of wheat beneath the noon-day sun. With an easy smile she disarms the trepidation her series of scars often brings out in others, while the narrowed eyes of a glare and the twist of her lips into a tooth-baring frown can just as easily bring it back. The scars extend well into her scalp though she usually keeps her hair unkempt in such a way to conceal it. Additionally hooded coats are often a favorite when she travels to-and-fro.
It takes a certain type of soil to grow a tenacious flower which can rise above the choking weeds. The children that happen to find themselves in Champoor, the city of night, are the seedlings of such blossoms though most are choked by the thistle.
Two sisters growing up in Champoor would eventually realize the necessity of protection within the city of night, especially when the elder sister that had taken it upon herself to protect the other. So, at the behest of the elder girl, they had joined a small but established--if notorious--gang of criminals that worked in the city. It did well to keep them protected from the other denizens of the lawless city and helped them both learn useful skills along the way. The elder sibling was flung into criminal activity at the onset and had some of the nimblest fingers on the streets, nary an unwary visitor to Champoor wouldn't have a coin or two lost to the orange-eyed girl. The other girl was relegated to more reputable--or at least morally neutral--pursuits such as keeping the books for who owed the gang what. This was mostly the eldest sister's doing who still wished to keep her away from the life that she was living for the both of them.
While difficult to call such a life routine, the daily lives of the girls settled into a relatively "normal" slump. Oh enemies were made, deals were struck, and friends were won and lost over the course of the years; but they had each other and the had their family of a gang. The eldest, having long since earned the name Tigerseye Nightshade Blossom for the orange of her eyes and the venom in her words, knew that ultimately she wanted more. Not for herself of course, she had long since given herself over to the idea of an endless life of crime trapped in the little port city of Champoor--but she had higher aspirations for her sister. She eventually devised a plan.
It was a long-con that would inevitably involve blackmail, thievery, and a healthy dose of backstabbing. None of these were things she wasn't familiar with, but the scope of the plot would test her limits. Kamthahar was the ultimate target, but first she needed an "in". Just like the gang she was in a number of other unsavory groups kept important records of who owed who what and how much. That was going to be the only way to collect the information she needed, but she had to cover her tracks in a way that would overshadow the theft. So she instigated a war between the gang she was in and her target of choice. It wasn't easy, but when a bout left her with a length of scars across her scalp and face, blood covering her like some kind of half-mask, it made it easy enough for the leader of her gang to want to retaliate. The war was still mild at best, and they were hardly uncommon so the city took little notice, but the two gangs were well distracted.
The next step was evidence. Kamthahar, being as close as it was, wasn't an uncommon visitor to the city there were just certain things one needed to be in Champoor to either indulge in or procure without the prying eyes of the Dragon-Blooded Gods of that little empire. And when a notable Patrician makes an almost routine visit it leads to certain conclusions. The lead she gained was enough, and after some snooping of her own it became obvious to her that she had found her target. If she'd taken the time to notice it would have almost seemed as if her steps were being guided, and her fingers finding their marks almost a little easier than normal. With the information gathered it was only a matter of time.
Eventually the Patrician returned, unable to resist the allure any longer. Tiger knew well in advance that he was on his way and prepared her little trap. Even now the rush of essence tingled in her fingertips, a sense of power and purpose. In the guise of one of his favorite prostitutes she managed to sneak in through the rented chambers and visit the Patrician in private, carrying with her the evidence she had gathered. Everything seemed to have been going so well until she confronted the Patrician. He had laughed--laughed!--at her and all the work she had done to make a better life for her sister. A righteous indignation boiled in her soul as she attempted to find the words to make him do what she wanted...and then Darkness erupted.
The Patrician's face turned from one of amusement to one of shock within the space of a heartbeat. It was then that she found the words, and she had a long discussion with the Patrician about the part that he was going to play in her scheme. In exchange for not exposing how the Patrician was extorting money from his masters and using it to fund his little excursions to dabble in affairs that even the perverted faith of the Immaculate Order within Kamthahar would find objectionable he would buy her sister as a slave and take her to his master back in Kamthahar. And with the 'easy' part of the scheme laid to rest it was time to partake of the difficult part.
Hate was the final, requisite piece of the puzzle. She abandoned the gang, and made the arrangements to take her own sister to the Patrician for the faux deal of selling her off. Tiger played at using the money to get away from Champoor, which wasn't really true, but she didn't want her sister to come looking for her because Tiger knew, ultimately, that trouble would probably follow her for the rest of her life. With the deal done there was little delay before the Patrician left Champoor, and little delay for Tiger to follow them and spend a little time lurking in Kamthahar. Using her new found talents she managed to manipulate events to place her sister in a safe and somewhat profitable position--and easily noticed by any of the various Dragon-Blooded nobility that would hopefully become taken by her skill and looks enough to try and wed her. With those months, and nearly years, settled she eventually returned to Champoor to make a name for herself, eventually becoming well versed in "finding" things and selling them to people.
Of course her former gang still existed and there was plenty of bad blood between them. What would ultimately become of her sister as well, would she harbor a grudge and maybe come after her, or just close that dark chapter of her past and move on with a new life? Or the Patrician, surely he wouldn't take kindly to being played, and even a Patrician has some clout in Kamthahar to perhaps direct the Wyld Hunt in her direction surreptitiously...
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- Monkey Leap Technique
- Graceful Crane Stance
- Keen Hearing and Touch Technique
- Sensory Acuity Prana
- Surprise Anticipation Method
- Magpie's Invisible Talon
- Stealing From Plain Sight
- Flawless Pickpocketing Technique
- Seasoned Criminal Method
- Harmonious Academic Methodology
- Easily-Overlooked Presence Method
- Manipulation 3 -> 4 (3 points)
- Larceny 2 -> 5 (3 points)
- Stealth 1 -> 3 (2 points)
- Lore 2 -> 3 (1 point)
- Socialize 1 -> 3 (2 points)
- Charm: Brawl, Ferocious Jab (4 points)
|XP/Solar XP 000/000|
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