Xi Fu Lan (She-Cock)

Tengu

Description:

NAME: XI FU-LAN (She-Cock)
TYPE: LN Female TENGU MONK (Maneuver Master, Monk of the Four Winds)

DESCRIPTION
Avian in form though strikingly humanoid, Xi is dappled in a fine caress of downy feathers. Oily blue-black, like the depths of midnight, those same feathers contour arms and legs – all concealed by a loose robes of black dyed muslin. Cowl to the side, a prodigious beak of a nose is further witness to a Tengu-Oni bloodline. Vestigial wings are usually spread across the back, spilling out in tufts feather. To most, the appearance is more like a barbarian of the north, girded with down for warmth. A single warblade is held by the nomad, often sheathed for use as a walking aid.

BACKGROUND
Born the runt to a clutch of five, life was to hold no miracles nor blessings for Xi. She took to her duties as MurderMate and ClutchWarden, working the larders and serving the young fowl as she grew to age. Her skill with sword was no less remarkable and there came time when another took notice. Master Fu-Lan of the Four Winds Monastery high above the Aeries of her clan – the only other settlement in the area. The human took the Tengu under his proverbial wing, culturing her and improving upon her natural tendencies towards bladed weaponry. A short few years, her training having excelled under Fu-Lan’s tutelage, Xi was ready to be unleashed on the world at large.
As an accompaniment to an Imperial Emissary, Xi travelled to the Emperor’s Palace. Her time there was lack luster, the glint of gold and glimmer of gems that suffused the palace-realm were a grave dismay to the burgeoning mind of the woman. She witnessed the impoverished slaving at the eaves of the gluttoness and worse still. Crime was rampant. Wanting for release from the foetid farce of culture, Xi sought passage to the hinterlands.
Aboard several vessels, she remained with one captain after her Port o’Call had been left on the horizon. The humor of the man and his crew was far more satisfying than the staunchness of her kin. Though undecided of what next the path would bring, she allowed herself the seldom sought and rarely obtained moment of contentedness. Her life, it seemed, was on the up and up. . . like a warm updraft filling one’s wings and setting them to soar above all worries and concerns.

PERSONALITY
Possessed of the natural tendencies of her kin, Xi can be seen as somewhat inquisitive. She wars against her nature and strives for a clear mind in all her endeavors. Hers is a life of conflict for the further she progresses along the path of the Aescethic, the further from her kin she is. Her love for baubles has fast-faded and her curiosity has dulled though her swordplay is all the hallmark of Tengu.


EQUIPMENT
Adventurer’s Gear
(Rucksack with 5 days Rations & Water, 50’ Silk Rope, Knife, Tinderbox, Torches (3), Wintercloak)
Traveling Clothes
- WEAPONS
Weapon: Kyoketsu Shoge (1d4, x2, 20ft, Disarm/Grapple/Monk/Reach)
Weapon: Nine-Section Whip (1d8, 19-20/x2, Blocking/Distracting/Monk/Trip)
Weapon: Seven Branch Sword (1d10, x3, Disarm/Monk/Trip)
Weapon: Shuriken (1d2, x2, 10ft, Monk)

MECHANICS
STR [16/3]10(16)
DEX [14/2] +2(12)2RACE
CON [12/1] +5(14)-2RACE
INT [10/
0] 00(10)
WIS [16/3] +5(14)2RACE
CHA [08/-1] 2(08)
-FEATS

Class: Improved Unarmed Strike; Improved Dirty Trick
Level: AMNESIA

CLASS FEATURES
LEVEL 1 (MONK: Maneuver Master; Monk of the Four Winds)
BAB: 0
FORT: +2
REF: +2
WILL: +2
– Skills: 4
INT = Acrobatics (Dex), Climb (Str), Craft (Int), Escape Artist (Dex), Intimidate (Cha), Knowledge (history) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Perception (Wis), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Ride (Dex), Sense Motive (Wis), Stealth (Dex), and Swim (Str).
– Features: AC; Bonus Feat; Flurry of Maneuvers; Elemental Fist

Bio:

Xi Fu Lan (She-Cock)

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