Saturday, June 16, 2018

Kiyone Harnen - Scion of Amaterasu - Amaterasu's Eclipse

Scions of the Second Refinement



There is now a version of this character with Kiyone remaining a scion of Benzaiten.

Background: Kiyone Harnen was raised by her father, an African-American marine as she was taken from base to base. Eventually, she entered the marines herself becoming a martial arts instructor in the MCMAP program. Her effort to always be taken seriously and put on the best possible performance had her achieve some level of attention from the Corps PR department. Unfortunately, her strive to be a serious soldier and break boundaries started to worry her divine mother. Especially as tensions between the US and other nations started to rise. As such, her mother, Benzaiten, engineered a scandal which trapped Kiyone in a position of seemingly flaunting her tastes in relationship out in front of the judgmental eyes of the public. This scuttled her military career and seemingly made her safe from danger.

From there, Kiyone was soon offered a job as a stunt consultant for a Japanese film company, possibly another plan by her mother.  The job of stunt coordinator moved toward her being a stunt woman, though her unique appearance meant she often played stand out minions. Eventually, she hit upon the role of a recurring antagonist in a TV drama and series of films until said character did a Heel Face Turn and spin off into her own drama and films. It was as her fame began to spread that she caught Amaterasu's eye and the sun goddess began to question Benzaiten as to why Kiyone had not yet been tapped as a warrior for the Kami.


Description: Kiyone has the tall body, long limbs, and coloration of several Sub-Saharan African phenotypes with the sharp facial bone-structures of Japanese aristocracy and prematurely white hair which she often highlights with blonde dye for the purposes of her performances and characters. She generally appears very grim and serious though as her popularity has spread, she has begun to make the effort to appear minimally approachable for the purpose of meeting fans. She keeps a severe, military manner that many people find off-putting. If it were in line with the way her character acts then many would just assume she was staying in character even for interviewers, but her on-screen persona is very rough and, in her opinion, undisciplined. The fact that her off-screen personality is a different sort of severe than her on-screen one just hammers in the point that its really her.

Divine Parent: Amaterasu (When created in 1e for hero, it was assumed that Amaterasu pressured Benzaiten into giving over sponsorship since Benzaiten seemed determined to let her potential wasted.)

Origin Level


Primary: Role Path - Action Movie Star - Close Combat, Persuasion, Athletics
Connections: Directors, actors, agents, publicity.
Access: Movie studios and TV broadcast places
Kiyone never expected to become a movie actress when she was growing up and she's occasionally surprised that her father is not as disappointed in her as she is in herself. That said, she has become the lynch pin in several people's careers and it is not an terrible life-style. She keeps up the job in order to protect the jobs of the people that have placed their hopes on her performance.

Secondary: Origin Path - Marine Born and Raised - Close Combat, Integrity, Leadership
Connections: Old squad mates, former MCMAP students, officers
Access: US military bases
Her father knows more about Kiyone's mother than he's said in the path and he knows why Kiyone's career took a sudden change for the worse. Benzaiten had come to him first to put a stop to it and he'd refused. He understands the goddess's desire to protect a child, but doesn't think he can forgive outing Kiyone in the public that way. Taking away her chance to serve her people, more than that, turning her people against Kiyone, was a more painful blow than death would have been.

Tertiary: Pantheon Path - Hidden Gem of Potential - Culture, Empathy, Leadership
Connections: Japanese aristocracy, shinto priests
Access: Shinto shrines
Amaterasu now has her eyes firmly on Kiyone's performance and plans to set out some tests for her potential as a scion. Benzaiten has been trying to deflect the attention, but as the Fortune of Talent, she knows that the longer Amaterasu watches, the more likely it is that Kiyone's potential will shine through and the Amatsukami would suggest the Fortunes were holding back. Then the old rivalries of Fortune, Kunitsukami, and Amatsukami would stir up. Unless she could distract Amaterasu away from this line without endangering Kiyone's life.

Abilities:  
Academics *
Athletics *** (Endurance)
Close Combat ***** (MCMAP)
Culture *
Empathy *
Integrity **
Firearms **
Leadership *** (Squad Tactics)
Medicine
Occult
Persuasion *** (Performance)
Pilot
Science
Subterfuge
Survival
Technology **

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

Calling: Judge *

Knacks: Objection!

Birthrights: 
  • The Angry Sun - Relic **
    • Knife
    • War
    • A marine style kabar designed with a bit of cinematic flare worthy of a signature weapon for a recurring villain turned hero. It used to be a mere prop, but recently, Kiyone has felt that someone replaced the stage weapon with something more than real.
  • The Golden Eye - Relic ** 
    • Pistol
    • Order
    • A virtual hand cannon made in a strange gleaming metal. As with the knife, Kiyone feels that her former prop has been replaced with something that is a very serious weapon.

Hero Level


Primary: Role Path - Action Movie Star - Close Combat, Persuasion, Athletics
Connections: Directors, actors, agents, publicity.
Access: Movie studios and TV broadcast places
Kiyone never expected to become a movie actress when she was growing up and she's occasionally surprised that her father is not as disappointed in her as she is in herself. That said, she has become the lynch pin in several people's careers and it is not an terrible life-style. She keeps up the job in order to protect the jobs of the people that have placed their hopes on her performance.

Secondary: Origin Path - Marine Born and Raised - Close Combat, Integrity, Leadership
Connections: Old squad mates, former MCMAP students, officers
Access: US military bases
Her father knows more about Kiyone's mother than he's said in the path and he knows why Kiyone's career took a sudden change for the worse. Benzaiten had come to him first to put a stop to it and he'd refused. He understands the goddess's desire to protect a child, but doesn't think he can forgive outing Kiyone in the public that way. Taking away her chance to serve her people, more than that, turning her people against Kiyone, was a more painful blow than death would have been.

Tertiary: Pantheon Path - Hidden Gem of Potential - Culture, Empathy, Leadership
Connections: Japanese aristocracy, shinto priests
Access: Shinto shrines
Amaterasu now has her eyes firmly on Kiyone's performance and plans to set out some tests for her potential as a scion. Benzaiten has been trying to deflect the attention, but as the Fortune of Talent, she knows that the longer Amaterasu watches, the more likely it is that Kiyone's potential will shine through and the Amatsukami would suggest the Fortunes were holding back. Then the old rivalries of Fortune, Kunitsukami, and Amatsukami would stir up. Unless she could distract Amaterasu away from this line without endangering Kiyone's life.

Abilities:  
Academics *
Athletics *** (Endurance)
Close Combat ***** (MCMAP)
Culture *
Empathy *
Integrity **
Firearms **
Leadership *** (Squad Tactics)
Medicine
Occult
Persuasion *** (Performance)
Pilot
Science
Subterfuge
Survival
Technology **

Attributes: Resilience Favored - Physical, Social, Mental
Force
  • Intellect **
  • Might ***
  • Presence ***
Finesse
  • Cunning **
  • Dexterity ****
  • Manipulation **
Resilience
  • Resolve ****
  • Stamina ****
  • Composure ****
Legend: 1

Calling: Judge * Warrior ** Leader **

Keywords: Eclipse (Judge), Relentless (Warrior), Clever (Warrior), Inspiring (Leader), Dutiful (Leader)

Title: Amaterasu's Eclipse

Knacks: Objection! Grand Entrance, Perfect Poise, Master of Weapons, Trick Shot

Purviews:
  • Innate - Eight Million Kami
  • Innate - Sun
  • Darkness
  • Epic Stamina
  • Order
  • War
Boons: Adamant Body (Bulletproof), Understanding the Battlefield

Birthrights:
  • The Eclipse's Corona - Relic *****
    • Epic Stamina
    • Darkness
    • +1 Enhancement to Breaking Falls and Making Jumps
    • It appears to be a long glimmering yellow trenchcoat made of synthetic leather. As with her other props, it is a replacement of the original gear and while it still looks gaudy, this has the weight of a badge of warrior's honor. Despite its outward brightness, it contains darkness within.
  • The Angry Sun - Relic ***
    • Knife
    • War
    • +1 Enhancement to the Feint stunt
    • A marine style kabar designed with a bit of cinematic flare worthy of a signature weapon for a recurring villain turned hero. It used to be a mere prop, but recently, Kiyone has felt that someone replaced the stage weapon with something more than real.
  • The Golden Eye - Relic ** 
    • Pistol
    • Order
    • +1 Enhancement to performing non-damaging stunts
    • A virtual hand cannon made in a strange gleaming metal. As with the knife, Kiyone feels that her former prop has been replaced with something that is a very serious weapon.
Scions of the Second Refinement

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