Ok, thought the combo matter over for a bit, and decided that your correct, a good combo would greatly increase his combative capabilities... so here's the remake... I dropped 2nd Stealth excellency, sense he still has easily overlooked presence method, it was the most important of the stealth charms he had in any case... I'll pick up the Stealth excellency.. and other stealth charms later... also dropped some of the xp spent on raising favored/caste abilities.... not completely sure I need Summoning the Loyal Steel in there to draw his weapon like that, but figured better be safe.. if not, I'll edit the combo a bit to make it more effective
Name: Dream Shadow
Concept: Bounty Hunter of the Seas
Motivation: Cleanse the taint and corruption from creation
8 - Summoning the Loyal Steel
1 Integrity 2
11 XP - Combo - Dream Evasion Strike (see Combo section for effect)
A dozen pale gold floating knives, their edges tinged in purple, that move and strike with his movements and attacks
Martial Arts @
Sea Tongue (Native)
Artifact @@ Orichalcum Dire Lance
Artifact @@ Orichalcum Heartstone Bracers
Backing @ Emissaries of Perfect Water
Manse @@@ Stone of Gender Transformation
Artifacts/Weapons Speed Accuracy Damage Defense Rate Tags
Dire Lance 5 +3 +8/+12L + 3 3 2, L, R
Armor Soak Mob Fat Notes
None - Natural Soak 4B/2L
Peripheral 27 
Hatred of the Fair Folk
His former Lunar mate (maybe he doesnít know them yet, but I think this intimacy should stay for them)
His circle mates (even though he might not know them yet)
Charms Cost Type Duration Page
1st Melee Excellency
1st Dodge Excellency
Flow Like Blood
Reflex Sidestep Technique
Shadow Over Water
Seven Shadow Evasion (Conviction Flaw)
Graceful Crane Stance
Ox Body (Option 3)
Easily Overlooked Presence Method
Call the Blade
Summoning the Loyal Steel
Dream Evasion Strike
Reflex Sidestep Technique + Seven Shadow Evasion + Summoning the Loyal Steel + 1st Melee Excellency
As Dream Shadow activates this combo, the knives of his anima rise around him, then blaze with a incandescent gold and purple light, and begin to spin around him in a complex pattern, too swift to actually follow. Then, in the same instant, he appears to take on that same speed, instantly shifting out of the way of any and every attack. Then, should he so chose, his weapon comes to his hand, from elsewhere, and six of the twelve daggers that circle him come to circle his weapon. As he strikes with his weapon, pouring motes of essence into the attack, the daggers strike his enemy first, followed by the weapon, somehow further enhancing the attack.
Elemental Adaptation(Water) - Can Drink Salt water without harm, takes no harm from continuous immersion in salt or fresh water, can hold breath for 4 times longer then normal (Stamina x 2 minutes + 2 minutes per success on a Stamina + Resistance Roll). The difficulty of Athletics rolls involving swimming are reduced by one, and swimming speed is doubled
Gills - Can breath water like a fish, as well as breath air normally.
Freebies: 5 Racial [Person of the Sea: Poxes - Elemental Adaptation(Water), Blight - Gills]
2 to abilities
1 to backgrounds
7 to Essence
Dodge DV 8 [5 Dexterity + 5 Dodge + 3 Essence + 3 from bracers - 16/2]
Dire Lance Parry DV 6 [5 Dex + 3 Melee + 3 Dire Lance = 11/2]
Dodge MDV 6 [6 Will + 2 Int + 3 Essence = 11/2]
Pale skin with a slight blue tint, and long sea-green hair, blue eyes, and from his neck to his back is a rather elaborate tattoo of waves and lines (masking his gills). His fingers and toes possess webbing to make swimming easier, and heís a very good swimmer, a natural of course. He doesnít bother with much in the way of clothing, outside of whatever he needs to complete his missions, or to suit the weather, out side of that a pair of sharkskin covered bracers around his wrists, a loin cloth for modesties sake, and occasionally a cloak. He tends to use Easily Overlooked Presence Method to cause people to ignore his presence when he doesnít want to be noticed, which is often.
He does however, make use of the Stone of Gender Transformation periodically, to make his work easier, should it be useful to seduce some of his targets, disguise himself, or sometimes, even on a whim. When folks recognize her in this state, she responds that they must be thinking of her twin brother, and with a smile and wink, moves on. She doesnít bother to wear much more in this state, occasionally adding a breast band, at the most. His previous incarnation was female, so she actually falls into this role or play rather easily.
Born in Seahome, one of the islands where the people of the sea still live, he was orphaned at a young age, first losing his mother to the fair folk, and later his father to pirates. He was quite agile and quick, and having a distant cousin with some links to the Emissaries of Perfect Water, he was taken in at a young age, and they began to train him as a bounty hunter and assassin, to eliminate those threats that he could.
Several years later, he was sent after a target who was somewhat more powerful then it originally appeared to be, and was in for the fight of his life. It was here, however, that he was exalted, and the US spoke to him, telling him he was chosen, and to cleanse the taint and corruption from the world. Moving with incredible skill, he dodged all of his foes attacks, and finished the Fair Folk off completely, there on bottom of the ocean floor..
After the battle, he was drawn to a deep submerged manse, a place that was hidden from the outside world, and found the Heartstone he uses today. He also found the Heartstone bracers and the Dire Lance he makes use of there, in the armory of the manse, both of them were Orchicalcum. He spent some time practicing and learning, and developing his abilities further, and familiarizing himself with the charms that now could take him to a whole new level.