Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Asya Matsushita II - Scion of Kangiten (Ganesh) - Inheritor of Legends



Background: When she was twelve years old, Asya Matsushita and her mother were rundown in the crosswalk by a drunk driver at the wheel of a truck. She only barely survived by the combined efforts of doctors and the supernatural resources her sorcerer father was able to muster. This is, at least, what she has believed for the past eight years.

In reality, the first Asya Matsushita was killed out right. Caught in the throes of grief and desperation, her father Sota Matsushita set out to build a replacement. The ashes of the mother and daughter were mixed in with the ashes and melted fragments of many minor artifacts. He didn't particularly believe he'd accomplish anything other than a shallow likeness programmed with some responses. However, the intensity of his emotion had drawn the attention of greater powers than one mortal sorcerer who decided to take pity on the man.

That was how Asya the Second was born. Due to the materials that went into her creation she has remnants of memories that had been imprinted on the objects by their previous owners. She attributes the fragmentary memories she inherited from her elder sister as being hers and thinks that she must have lost many in the accident. She attributes the memories of her sister's mother as re-imagined stories she had heard. And the memories inherited from the small host of heroes whose greatness leaked into the objects that created her she attributes to grand dreams and a great imagination.

Most of the items that went into her creation were minor objects that had never been intentionally enchanted. They had merely taken on active spirits due to having a long history with some legendary figure or another. However, at least one major item was melted down into her and it was the call of this artifact as it allowed itself to be melted down into its components that attracted Kangiten. Durandal, the blade wielded famously by both Hector at Troy and Roland in service to Charlemagne, is now part and parcel of the young woman.


Description: Asya II appears as a young woman of mixed Russian and Japanese blood. She was born blonde, which isn't that unusual, but she had already been darkening to black by the time she hit middle school. That process seems to have stopped and she has a mix of black, brown, and blonde hairs that stands out. Her body is covered in dark marks that she explains as scars but many people note appear to be coherent symbols, some say Sanskrit though others suggest the Chinese precursors to modern kanji.

Divine Parent: Kangiten (Ganesh) - Per advice from Sacerdos of Scion chat, Kangiten has the following:
Callings: Guardian, Lover, Liminal
Purviews: Chaos, Fortune, Journeys, Prosperity, Artistry (Dance, Writing), Beasts (Elephants), Passion (Lust)

Origin Level

Primary: Pantheon Path - Child of Grief and Miracles - Empathy, Integrity, Persuasion
Connections:
Access:
The kami of Durandal opted to sacrifice itself in the hopes of achieving a miracle to comfort a man's grief and it attracted the attention of Ganesh in his mantle as Kangiten. This is the true source of her life and soul rather than Sota Matsushita's sorcery. It may be that Kangiten has molded that great sword's kami into the fresh soul of this young women.

Secondary: Role Path - Inheritor of Scheherazade's Art - Academics, Culture, Persuasion
Connections:
Access:
Asya has inherited bits and pieces of multiple skills via the memories left behind by great men and women on the items used to create her. Most of those have remained just scattered bits of things she's found sometimes work, but the art of storytelling she has pursued and made into her own. She is more than just a person mimicking memories of a legendary storyteller whose shawl would one day be burned as a sacrifice to grief. Her storytelling skills started from that seed, but they are now her own skills. Though she might come to doubt that if she were to learn just what she is.

Tertiary: Origin Path - Ashes and Tears - Athletics, Occult, Close Combat
Connections:
Access:
Such was the mass of Sota's grief that he destroyed the work of his lifetime and that of his father and grandmother before him. A collection of tokens of heroism going back thousands of years was reduced to ash without only so much hesitation as the planning required. Sadly, despite the miracle her father has remained distant to her since she first "recovered" and she has never understood why. In addition, she has taken to carry around her medical records (without knowing they're faked) as she frequently has to prove that she's not deceased when dealing with various bureaucracies.

Abilities:  
Academics *** (Legends)
Athletics *
Close Combat *
Culture *** (Folk Tales)
Empathy *** (Reading Audiences)
Integrity *** (Staying Focus)
Firearms
Leadership
Medicine
Occult *
Persuasion ***** (Storytelling)
Pilot
Science
Subterfuge *** (Misdirection)
Survival
Technology

Attributes: Resilience Favored - Social, Mental, Physical
Force
  • Intellect ***
  • Might **
  • Presence ****
Finesse
  • Cunning ***
  • Dexterity **
  • Manipulation **
Resilience
  • Resolve ****
  • Stamina ***
  • Composure *****
Legend: 0

Calling: Guardian *
Keywords:
Title:

Knacks: A Talisman

Birthrights: 
  • Sota Matsushita - Guide *
    • A sorcerer from a line of sorcerers who focus mainly on the creation of minor blessed baubles and talismans. He has been stand-offish about teaching Asya the family arts and she doesn't understand why.
    • Asset Skills: Occult
    • Once per session can spending 1-3 successes to create an enhancement toward a particular task, such as resisting a vampire's unnatural charm, that would last for one scene.
  • Relic -  Ritual Birthmarks - Relic ***
    • Part of her.
    • Fortune
    • Asya has inherited a unique relationship with the flow of Fate in the world via her having taken in so many items that had a part in great events. Quite likely, Durandal and its reputation form the basis of this nature.

Hero Level


Primary: Pantheon Path - Child of Grief and Miracles - Empathy, Integrity, Persuasion
Connections:
Access:
The kami of Durandal opted to sacrifice itself in the hopes of achieving a miracle to comfort a man's grief and it attracted the attention of Ganesh in his mantle as Kangiten. This is the true source of her life and soul rather than Sota Matsushita's sorcery. It may be that Kangiten has molded that great sword's kami into the fresh soul of this young women.

Secondary: Role Path - Inheritor of Scheherazade's Art - Academics, Culture, Persuasion
Connections:
Access:
Asya has inherited bits and pieces of multiple skills via the memories left behind by great men and women on the items used to create her. Most of those have remained just scattered bits of things she's found sometimes work, but the art of storytelling she has pursued and made into her own. She is more than just a person mimicking memories of a legendary storyteller whose shawl would one day be burned as a sacrifice to grief. Her storytelling skills started from that seed, but they are now her own skills. Though she might come to doubt that if she were to learn just what she is.

Tertiary: Origin Path - Ashes and Tears - Athletics, Occult, Close Combat
Connections:
Access:
Such was the mass of Sota's grief that he destroyed the work of his lifetime and that of his father and grandmother before him. A collection of tokens of heroism going back thousands of years was reduced to ash without only so much hesitation as the planning required. Sadly, despite the miracle her father has remained distant to her since she first "recovered" and she has never understood why. In addition, she has taken to carry around her medical records (without knowing they're faked) as she frequently has to prove that she's not deceased when dealing with various bureaucracies.

Abilities:  
Academics *** (Legends)
Athletics *
Close Combat *
Culture *** (Folk Tales)
Empathy *** (Reading Audiences)
Integrity *** (Staying Focus)
Firearms
Leadership
Medicine
Occult *
Persuasion ***** (Storytelling)
Pilot
Science
Subterfuge *** (Misdirection)
Survival
Technology

Attributes: Resilience Favored - Social, Mental, Physical
Force
  • Intellect ***
  • Might **
  • Presence ****
Finesse
  • Cunning ***
  • Dexterity **
  • Manipulation **
Resilience
  • Resolve ****
  • Stamina ***
  • Composure *****
Legend: 0

Calling: Sage **, Trickster **, Guardian *
Keywords: Storyteller (Sage), Legends (Sage), Distraction (Trickster), Dreams (Trickster), Miracles (Guardian)

Title: Inheritor of Legends

Knacks: Palace of Memory (Sage), Master of the World (Sage), Blather and Skite (Trickster), Takes One to Know One (Trickster), A Talisman (Guardian)

Purviews:
  • Innate - Eight Million Kami
  • Innate - Artistry (Storyteller)
  • Fortune
  • Beauty
Boons: Enthralling Performance, Divination

Birthrights:
  • Sota Matsushita - Guide *
    • A sorcerer from a line of sorcerers who focus mainly on the creation of minor blessed baubles and talismans. He has been stand-offish about teaching Asya the family arts and now that she understands why, she's not sure how she feels about it.
    • Asset Skills: Occult
    • Once per session can spending 1-3 successes to create an enhancement toward a particular task, such as resisting a vampire's unnatural charm, that would last for one scene.
  • Relic -  Ritual Birthmarks - Relic ***
    • Part of her.
    • Fortune
    • Asya has inherited a unique relationship with the flow of Fate in the world via her having taken in so many items that had a part in great events. Quite likely, Durandal and its reputation form the basis of this nature.
  • Asya Matsushita I - Creature ****
    • Asya's elder sister is a ghost, who mostly appears as a twelve year old girl. She can take on a more horrific appearance when she needs to for a fight, but it's hard for her to calm down if she lets herself do so. When the ghost of her mother was purified and allowed to move on, Asya I elected to remain and protect Asya II. Also, she suspects that her death was not entirely the accident their father thinks it was and she'd like to be sure justice was done.
    • Pool: 8 Dice for Scouting, Protecting Children or her Sister, Scaring the Living, Creating Illusions
    • Quality: Incorporeality, Can be seen by Asya II
    • Flair: Immobilize, Illusions
  • Mirror of Your Truth - Relic ***
    • A locket containing a small mirror which has powers to banish small lies told to beat down it's owner.
    • Purview: Beauty
    • Enhancement +1 to resist despair and emotional abuse

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