Randan Chronicle: Von Der’Harr, Night

Here’s the second PC from the Randan Chronicle, my group’s ongoing Ex3 game. His player, Jeff, was familiar with Second Edition and has been quick to pick up the new rules. Von was originally intended to be a Brawl monster, but Jeff found himself so enthralled by Bureaucracy, Larceny, Sail and Socialize that he completely neglected combat. But as neither of the other PCs focused heavily on combat, it hasn’t left him too far behind, especially with various hirelings and followers at his command.


ATTRIBUTES

Strength 2
Dexterity 4
Stamina 5

Charisma 5
Manipulation 1
Appearance 1

Perception 3
Intelligence 2
Wits 4

ABILITIES

Archery 0
Athletics 0
Awareness 3
Brawl 0
Bureaucracy 5
Craft 0
Dodge 0
Integrity 3
Investigation 5
Larceny 5
Linguistics 0
Lore 0
Martial Arts 0
Medicine 0
Melee 0
Occult 0
Performance 0
Presence 0
Resistance 3
Ride 0
Sail 5
Socialize 5
Stealth 3
Survival 0
Thrown 2
War 0

SPECIALTIES

Bureaucracy (Maritime)
Larceny (Smuggling)
Socialize (Governments)
Thrown (Knives)

MERITS

Command (Pirates) ••
Contact (Government Aid) •
Contact (Blacksmiths Artisan) •
Followers (Dock Workers) •
Followers (Merchants) •
Influence (Randan) ••
Resources ••
Retainer (Vince Smar, former associate, bodyguard) ••••

INTIMACIES

Defining Principle: “All the world is a ship, and I shall be its captain.”
Defining Tie: Corrupt Officials (Extreme Hatred)
Defining Tie: Cindy Waters (Regret)

Major Tie: Little Jack (Love of his Ship)
Major Tie: Crew of the Little Jack (Loyalty)
Major Tie: The Guild (Distrust)
Major Tie: Vince Smar(Loyalty)

Minor Tie: Aoki Sanrei (Wary Respect, Partner)
Minor Tie: Dockworkers (Respect, Loyalty)
Minor Tie: Merchants (Cautious)

Cindy Waters’ Intimacies

Defining Tie: Pirates (Hate)

Major Principle:”Loyalty to the Empress at all costs”

Minor Tie: Gleemen [as from Wheel of Time] (Admiration/Amazement)
Minor Tie: Brightwork (Hometown)

CHARMS

Salty-Dog Method – 386
Ship-Claiming Stance – 387

Shadow Over Day – 394
Guarded Thoughts Meditation – 396
Penumbra Self Meditation – 397
Inverted Ego Mask – 397
Heart-Eclipsing Shroud (Cindy Waters) – 400

Deft Officials Way – 284
Frugal Merchant Method – 283
Enlightened Discourse Method – 285

Seasoned Criminal Method – 315
Spurious Presence – 315
Preying on Uncertainty – 316
Clever Bandits Rook – 316
Flawlessly Impenetrable Disguise – 317

OTHER ATTRIBUTES

Willpower 5

Essence 1

Personal: 13
Peripheral: 21 (max 33)
Committed: 12: 3 (Guarded Thoughts Meditation), 3 (Penumbra Self Meditation [Corrupt Officials(Extreme Hatred)]), 6 (Flawlessly Impenetrable Disguise[Vince Smar/Cindy Waters])

BACKGROUND

Von began making a name for himself in legitimate business in the Southwest Archipelagos, before he was promptly betrayed by officials of the Guild, betraying him and his cargo to Lunar rebels.
He was marooned, and he made his way north to Randan, after acquiring the Little Jack and her Crew in a mutiny in which he was exalted.
He began setting up his new organization there, with aims to ensure that betrayals such that he faced never again occur.

He encountered Vince Smar, a former ally and associate of his, while working the docks and acquiring the network needed to ply his new trade.

Cindy Waters is a young woman that Von couldn’t save in the attack on his ship in the Southwest, and he took on a part of her, which he now uses to travel through Randan without attracting the notice of Guild officials.

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3 comments

  1. >Von was originally intended to be a Brawl monster, but Jeff found himself so enthralled by Bureaucracy, Larceny, Sail and Socialize that he completely neglected combat. But as neither of the other PCs focused heavily on combat, it hasn’t left him too far behind, especially with various hirelings and followers at his command.

    What are you going to do as a GM if you get another player, and he builds a Dawn Caste combat wombat, then, out of curiosity?

    Also, marking down the page references of your charms is a pretty good idea. It’d make looking them up a lot faster.

    1. Heart Eclipsing Shroud lets you generate a different persona with different intimacies, and seems to actually be designed around a character who has many faces to many people. They can even eventually get their own skills and charms (with additional Socialize charms). The taking on a personality thing is just flavor

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