Saturday, July 21, 2018

Avice Kokinos - Avian and Chosen Scion of Frigg - The Clean Harpy

Scions of the Second Refinement


Background: Avice has always looked toward the sky and had issues with a terrible temper. In her early years she became a fan of anime and especially the various raven winged characters that were found within it. She would often fantasize about being a powerful tengu warrior come to deal death to some evil scum. And her young mind the tengu were always the heroes and she hated the shows where they were villains instead. She often found herself trying to ignore the legends of her own people, the horrific harpies know for defecating on food and harassing blind men.

She somehow managed to track down a retired wolf-warrior to teach her how to fight and found a legitimate relic somewhere in a second time around shop. She never really questioned how easily she found such hints of the divine around her and always assumed that the people on the deifan forums who talked about how they so wished to meet a real supernatural person must just be unlucky. That is, until the first time she met her birth mother at the age of 16.


Avice's mother was not a pure bred harpy either, but the talons and wings spoke to her ancestry. What's more, while she did not go to the extremes that true harpies did, the woman was certainly crass and crude, terrifying Avice that she would likewise become similar. And so she tried to deny it and reinvent herself as a tengu. Hoping that by her enthusiasm she would be able to coax the kami into taking her into their midst and teach their ways. Unfortunately, this has done more to alienate them than anything, but her outlandish plan has caught the attention of one god whether she knows it or not.

Description:  Avice has brown hair and a mixture of Greek and English features. She tends to be slender and weighs a lot less than she looks like she should. The effort she makes in her physical regimen is visible in a very healthy degree of muscle tone that surprises people as soon as she doffs the long-sleeved shirts and pants for shorts and t-shirts.


Divine Patron: Frigg

Origin Level

Primary Path: Role Path: Determined to be Heroic - Close Combat, Athletics, Integrity
Contact: Eric Chevall, Savateur instructor
Connections: Martial arts enthusiasts, deifans, anime fans
Access: Chevall training hall

Even before she knew she had the blood of inhuman creatures in her veins, Avice was determined to be a hero of some kind. She has trained as a savateur since an early age with a man who, at one time in his life, was apparently a respected hero himself. She has also been known to hang out on forums with various fans of scions and anime.

Secondary Path: Supernatural Path: Born to Blood of Harpies - Athletics, Survival, Subterfuge
Contact: Tatiana Kokinos, birth mother, priestess of the Furies
Connections: Harpies, devotees to the Erinyes, vigilantes
Access: Erinyes roosts

Tatiana Kokinos looks like a talon-legged angel with dirty feathers. She is a servant to the Erinyes and is part of a group of denizens that set about to punish the wicked in the name of their mistresses. Tatiana doesn't shit on anybody's food, as far as Avice is aware, but she is certainly a slob by her daughter's standards. Avice, meanwhile is too "prissy" and concerned with the victims for Tatiana's liking, but she at least accepts her daughter's differences which is more than can be said of Avice's attitude toward her mother.

Tertiary Path: Pantheon Path: Watched by a Queen of Falcons - Close Combat, Occult, Empathy
Contact: Edit Haraldsson, scholar
Connections: Falconers, Academics specializing in Avians, Clergy of Frigg
Access:Temple of Frigg

The sheer audacity that a denizen would be able to change their fate and draw the attention of a foreign pantheon has intrigued Frigg. The irony that the girl has succeeded, but with the "wrong" pantheon has also occurred to her. She has taken to watching the young woman and subtly testing her to see if she is worthy of being chosen as an Aesir scion.

Abilities:  
Academics
Athletics ***** (Acrobatics)
Close Combat **** (Savate)
Culture *
Empathy *
Integrity *** (Heroic Determination)
Firearms
Leadership
Medicine
Occult **
Persuasion *
Pilot
Science
Subterfuge **
Survival **
Technology **

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

Legend: 0


Calling: Avian *

This is a custom Calling and Denizen Path of mine. I'll try to do a collection of my homebrews at some point to link to.

Knacks: Talons of the Furies (Avian)

Avians have better heads for dealing with heights and operating in high places. They gain a +1 Enhancement when operating on high or narrow places most would consider precarious.

Birthrights:
  • Tengu Mask - Relic *
    • A mask that Avice spent much time and effort tracking down.
    • +1 Enhancement towards Close Combat stunts other than Inflict Damage or Critical Hit
    • +1 Enhancement towards stunts with Acrobatics or Flight
    • Flaw: All tengu have a negative attitude of 1 toward non-tengu wearing the mask without permission. 
  •  Fighting Togs - Relic *
    • Mildly blessed and enchanted fighting clothes.
    • Soft Armor +1
  • Eric Chevall - Guide **
    • Savateur instructor and cynical former wolf-warrior.
    • Asset Skills: Close Combat, Persuasion
    • Guide Stunt: Steven Segal Defense - When making an attack, you can induce caution in the allies of your opponent so they tend to attack one at a time. (3s) You gain +1 Enhancement to Defense against melee attacks from any ally of your current target.

Hero Level

Description: Despite being accepted as a chosen champion of Frigg, she could not escape her blood. She remains a harpy despite herself, though unlike most of her kind she is almost fastidiously clean. Great, brown-grey wings have grown from her back and her legs have the taloned feet and twisting joints of a bird of prey, just like her mother. Her hair has become a bundle of brown feathers which she keeps carefully cleaned.

Primary Path: Role Path: Determined to be Heroic - Close Combat, Athletics, Integrity
Contact: Eric Chevall, Savateur instructor
Connections: Martial arts enthusiasts, deifans, anime fans
Access: Chevall training hall

Even before she knew she had the blood of inhuman creatures in her veins, Avice was determined to be a hero of some kind. She has trained as a savateur since an early age with a man who, at one time in his life, was apparently a respected hero himself. She has also been known to hang out on forums with various fans of scions and anime.

Secondary Path: Supernatural Path: Born to Blood of Harpies - Athletics, Survival, Subterfuge
Contact: Tatiana Kokinos, birth mother, priestess of the Furies
Connections: Harpies, devotees to the Erinyes, vigilantes
Access: Erinyes roosts

One of the stumbling blocks of Avice's visitation was in accepting her mother, but eventually she came to accept her mother's personality and place in the world. However, she still had no interest in her mother's calling. She preferred to prevent the innocent from being harmed at all rather than merely to punish the evil doer after the fact. She and her biological mother are not exactly close, and never will be, having not grown up a family, but at least Avice's immature revulsion is in the past.

Tertiary Path: Pantheon Path: Watched by a Queen of Falcons - Close Combat, Occult, Empathy
Contact: Edit Haraldsson, scholar
Connections: Falconers, Academics specializing in Avians, Clergy of Frigg
Access:Temple of Frigg

The sheer audacity that a denizen would be able to change their fate and draw the attention of a foreign pantheon has intrigued Frigg. The irony that the girl has succeeded, but with the "wrong" pantheon has also occurred to her. She has taken to watching the young woman and subtly testing her to see if she is worthy of being chosen as an Aesir scion.

Abilities:  
Academics
Athletics ***** (Acrobatics)
Close Combat **** (Savate)
Culture *
Empathy *
Integrity *** (Heroic Determination)
Firearms
Leadership
Medicine
Occult **
Persuasion *
Pilot
Science
Subterfuge **
Survival **
Technology **

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

Legend: 1


Calling: Avian **, Guardian **, Trickster *

This is a custom Calling and Denizen Path of mine. I'll try to do a collection of my homebrews at some point to link to.

Keywords: Harpy (Avian), Falcon (Avian), Heroic (Guardian), Valiant (Guardian), Imposter (Trickster)

Title: The Clean Harpy


Knacks: Talons of the Furies (Avian), Wind Under Wings (Avian), A Purpose: Protect the Innocent (Guardian), A Sentinel (Guardian), Smoke and Mirrors (Trickster)

Avians have better heads for dealing with heights and operating in high places. They gain a +1 Enhancement when operating on high or narrow places most would consider precarious.
Purviews:
  • Innate - Wyrd
  • Innate - Beast (Falcon)
  • Fortune
  • War

Boons: Herald of Victory, The Falling Star

Birthrights:
  • Tengu Mask - Relic ***
    • A mask that Avice spent much time and effort tracking down.
    • +1 Enhancement towards Close Combat stunts other than Inflict Damage or Critical Hit
    • +1 Enhancement towards stunts with Acrobatics or Flight 
    • Purview: Fortune
    • Motif: For the One who defied her Fate
    • Flaw: All tengu have a negative attitude of 1 toward non-tengu wearing the mask without permission. 
  •  Fighting Togs - Relic ***
    • Mildly blessed and enchanted fighting clothes.
    • Purview:  War
    • Motif: A Hero's Garb
    • Soft Armor +1
  • Friends of the Feathered - Followers **
    • A group of dedicated defenders of the innocent. Though more useful on twitter than in a fight.
    • Entourage
    • Group, Terrible: Social Media
  • Eric Chevall - Guide ***
    • Savateur instructor and cynical former wolf-warrior.
    • Asset Skills: Close Combat, Persuasion
    • Guide Stunt: Steven Segal Defense - When making an attack, you can induce caution in the allies of your opponent so they tend to attack one at a time. (3s) You gain +1 Enhancement to Defense against melee attacks from any ally of your current target.
    • Calling: Warrior
Scions of the Second Refinement


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