I'll add up DVs and attacks and the like later on. Just wanted to get this posted before I had to go do the kid thing. Twice-Blessed KohlMotivation
: Remove the Dragon-Blooded from powerCaste
: Full MoonConcept
: Guerilla warriorSpirit Shape
: Pure white leopard with moonsilver markingsTell
: Dappled markings on her skinAppearance
Kohl is far more likely to be found in any of her library of shapes than she is in her true human form, much preferring to blend in with those of the West. The form she favors the most is one of long black hair, a slender build and suntanned skin. Gender of this (or any) form depends mostly on her whim; her Twin-Faced Hero Knack allows her to shift between male and female versions of them whenever she desires.
Her true human form is one of obviously Eastern descent, with bright green streaks in her nut-brown hair, clear skin and green eyes. Unlike many other Haltans, the largest toes on either foot are not completely opposable. Prelude
Twice-Blessed Kohl was once just Kohl, a village girl living deep in the forests claimed by the Haltan Republic. War with the Linowan rarely reached rumor-distance of her village, and for a time, all she knew was peace. That all changed the day the Dragon-Blooded came with his House banners and his condescensing compassion towards the "mortals" of the village. On his heels came the Linowan, and a perfectly peaceful Haltan village soon became a staging ground for the war.
Kohl discovered a deep well of fury within herself as her playmates were forcibly conscripted or imprisioned as "suspected sympathizers with the Haltan cause", her elders questioned for intelligence on Haltan troop movements and the majority of her gender more or less treated as pleasure slaves. When Kohl finally helped incite rebellion in the village and took up arms to remove the Dragon-Blooded overlord and his Linowan lackeys from power, Luna Exalted her and thus was she once-blessed.
The Silver Pact came in the form of younger Lunars attached to Rain Deathflyer and Silver Python. Over the course of her "cubhood", her caste was fixed and she mentored under an older Full Moon named Blood-Foamed Wave who had been visiting from the West before Kohl caught his eye. When messages came in that his attention was needed back in the West, Kohl travelled with him to continue her studies and, though she'd never admit it aloud, distance herself somewhat from the atrocities she'd suffered, witnessed and committed in the brief but bloody occupation of her village.
Though her mentorship has long since ended, Kohl lingers in the West. On some level, it is to delay returning to the war she knows is still raging through her home nation. But the majority of it is because she sees in the island nations the same corruption, apathy and decadence she has firmly come to believe lies ultimately with the Dragon-Blooded, and she is determined to do what she can before she leaves.
Much like her spirit shape, Kohl prefers speed and stealth to raw strength, striking from the shadows to fade away again once she's wounded or killed her prey. While this led to lively bets in the first months of her training on whether she'd be fixed as a Full or Changing Moon, the results of her final trials were crystal clear. Attributes
: *Strength 3, *Dexterity 4, *Stamina 4, Charisma 3, Manipulation 2, Appearance 3, Perception 3, Intelligence 3, *Wits 3Abilities
: Athletics 2, Awareness 2, Dodge 2, Integrity 1, *Melee 3, Linguistics 2, Presence 2, Ride 1, Sail 1, Stealth 3, *Survival 2, Lore 2Backgrounds
: Solar Bond 3, Artifact (Short Daiklaves) 2, Heart's Blood 2Essence
: 3 (Personal 13, Peripheral 28/34, Committed 6)Willpower
: Compassion 2, Conviction 2, Temperance 2, Valor 3Great Curse
: Curse of the Raging BullCharms
: First Dexterity Excellency (p140), Graceful Crane Stance (p149), Ground-Denying Defense (p152), Wasp Sting Blur (p154), Relentless Lunar Fury (p158) Ox-Body Technique (opt2, p156)Knacks
: Deadly Beastman Transformation (p136), Humble Mouse Shape (p131), Prey's Skin Disguise (p131), Twin-Faced Hero (p136)Bonus Points
: (15) Attributes 3, Abilities 2, Essence 10Experience Points
: (20) Relentless Lunar Fury (10), Ox-Body Technique (10)DBT Mutations
(7 ) - Fur (1), Tail (1), Claws (1), Fangs (1), Enhanced Hearing (1 ), Chameleon (2)