Firbolg in the Playground
Join Date: Jun 2008
Re: The Return of the Scarlet Empress OOC
Triumphant Rose Guardian
Rose is a young-looking woman, with fair skin, bright blue eyes, and long, blonde hair which she keeps tied back. She generally wears a light blue hakama and kusode, with a long slashing sword at her side, sheathed and tucked into her belt. Her general expression is a serene smile on her face, although in combat her adopts a more stern expression.
Once, there was a young girl named Iliya, who lived in a village in the Northeast. An energetic child growing up, her childhood was shattered at the age of ten, when her village was attacked and destroyed by bandits. Iliya only survived through the intervention of a wandering Dragon-Blooded Even Blade stylist, Matsui, who arrived too late to save any others, but did manage to rescue the young girl before the bandits killed her. Although, at first, she intended to leave the girl at a nearby village, Iliya refused, wanting to come with Matsui and learn the blade as well.
"So I can help stop what happened to me."
Matsui didn't have the heart to refuse. The pair left the next day, and Iliya's training began.
It was hard. It took a long time to turn the girl with little more than determination into an able swordswoman, and the simple fact of the matter was the Matsui didn't have the ability to enlighten Iliya's Essence, so teaching her Even Blade Style was out of the question. But still... she worked. And as the years went by, the girl became a young woman. Matsui started to grow into a mother figure as well, as well as Iliya's teacher.
Finally, one day, when Iliya was eighteen, she and Matsui went into a town in the East. While there, they heard a rumor of a gang of swordsmen who were extorting the villagers around the area, and they went to investigate.
They found more than they expected. The gang consisted of five God-Blooded, who were more than a match for a mortal and a Terrestrial Exalted. Matsui was ganged up on by four of the gang members, while the fifth decided to chase the mortal off, or have some fun with her.
Iliya stood her ground, and prepared to fight a battle she had no chance of winning. A single moment of decision... then determination. The God-Blooded attacked.
And Iliya drew her sword, breaking her opponent's weapon in the same movement, then cutting him down, the symbol of the Dawn Caste shining on her forehead. One of the other four had already fallen to Matsui's blade, but it took Iliya's help for the remaining three to be defeated. In the aftermath, Matsui decided to help Iliya as she came into this new world. In her own words... "I know the legends of the Anathema... but the lack of change in your eyes puts the lie to them all, Iliya."
The pair's new dynamic was... different in some ways, and not so different in others. Matsui's still a mother figure to the young Dawn Caste, but in terms of outright combat ability, there's little Matsui can teach her. While the pair have now separated, both can still call on each other if they need to. Meanwhile, Iliya's taken on the name of her past incarnation. Triumphant Rose Guardian- or simply Rose.
Her plan's simple. As Rose wanders the East, she occasionally finds villages in trouble, or people who need help. As she helps them, her legend starts to grow. Not yet known as a Solar Exalted, but still known as a hero, her name's starting to filter outwards. As one who never strikes first, but always stands up for those who need help.
For when she is revealed as a Solar Exalted... then how could you call one such as that Anathema?
Exalt Type and Caste:
Dawn Caste Solar Exalted
Numerous golden petals start falling in the air around her, following her movements.
Prove the Solar Exalted are not Anathema. After that... she'll see.
Abilities (Specializations +)
Backgrounds, Artifacts and Equipment:
Artifact ●● (Orichalcum Reaper Daiklave)
Ally ●● (Matsui, Air Aspected Dragon-Blooded)
Artifacts and Equipment:
Artifact: ●● Orichalcum Reaper Daiklave, Golden Edge
This Reaper Daiklave is specifically made for the Wind-Cutting Blade Style, and while it is still four feet long, it is not, otherwise, much thicker than the average katana.
Rose gained this Daiklave during one of her travels after Exalting. It had been in the care of a minor god, one of the few who recognised what she was (and, more importantly, that her past incarnation had owned the blade), and gave it to her after she helped it deal with a God-Blooded who had been bullying the village she had visited. At present, she mostly keeps it in Elsewhere, since she doesn't want to reveal herself yet.
Reason for value
Rose has assets across the East, mostly rewards from grateful townspeople for her aid. While she's never asked for such rewards, she's well aware that she has no income otherwise, and will, therefore, accept it if it's offered.
Wind-Cutting Blade Style
War and Peace Preperation
Mountain Strikes The Breeze Technique
Wind-Cutting Blade Form
Steel-Shattering Gale Technique
The Wind Screams
First Melee Excellency
Call The Blade
Summoning The Loyal Steel
Dipping Swallow Defence
Heavenly Guardian Defence (Conviction)
Iron Raptor Technique
First War Excellency
First Presence Excellency
Enemy-Castigating Solar Judgement
First Athletics Excellency
First Integrity Excellency
First Survival Excellency
Originally Posted by Revlid
And so it was that Zaeed, Aang, Winry, Ezio, Sadoko and Snow White all set out on their epic journey to destroy The Empire.
God I love Exalted.
Desert Elf Druid by Akrim.elf. Thanks!
Last edited by horngeek : 08-04-2012 at 04:28 PM.