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    Tepet Asana

    Post by Tepet Asana on Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:52 am

    --PROFILE--

    Name: Tepet Asana
    Age: 24
    Species: Human
    Appearance: With red hair shorn short, Asana dresses in a vaguely military uniform in red and silver colors. She's about average height, 5'8" and of an athletic build. She has fair skin and epicanthic folds above her eyes, but her facial features do not exactly match to any particular nationality from Earth. She holds herself with a precise poise and her brown eyes are surprisingly warm.
    Background: Asana was born to a savage, flat universe called Creation in a world ravaged by multiple near-apocalypses. At the center lies the island, ruled over by the Scarlet Empress, her dynasty of children organized by houses. Asana was born to great privilege in House Tepet. Known for great military commanders and deeds in various excursions, House Tepet waxed in power as she came of age. Sent to the Palace of the Untamed Storm to "toughen her up" -it was seen as a great disappointment when she did not show the elemental burst of power her ancestors were known for under duress. However, her tenacity and wits as well as being competent had gotten her fairly far in life. This power was believed to have come from mighty dragons, breeding true in lines going down millennia. These Dragon-Blooded do not always see their children manifest these powers. Those who do not "exalt" or "take their second breath" are called Patricians and Asana was one.

    After graduating, she was sent as a military apprentice to the south. The Scarlet Realm truly is an empire, its various colonies scattered throughout the world in a way very recognizable to empire period Rome or England-not that their subjects love them for it.  Misunderstandings, cultural differences, prejudice and other issues along with taxation straddling the line between ensuring any such satrapy never has the funds to raise an army and being ruinous to the region. The young woman spent four years in her apprenticeship, far from home and with a year left when she wrote a superb guide as to ease relations with the port called Chiaroscuro and possible policies that would enrich the empire further with the unique resources of the area. Up to that point, she'd been a very typical member of the Dynasty, Patrician or not-but her attention to detail and sensitivity to the local culture raised it beyond what she was expected to do-and as she convinced her teacher to also adopt this handbook, it was a moment of unexpected excellence and brilliance and a god was impressed by this.

    Asana's world is full of gods and elemental spirits. Ranging from the firey garda birds, to djinn, to ineffable maidens that weave fate-over them all was the king of gods-the Unconquered Sun, his second Luna and equals in those Maidens of Fate. Each choose mortals to bear the light of their power, a shard of exaltation and strength. The Maidens weave the steps of their Chosen, Luna personally approaching and hunting down their own. But like the strike of inspiration, the Sun chooses his for many reasons-not all known-and in that moment, Tepet Asana drew second breath-and exalted as a Solar-specifically, an Eclipse caste; the diplomats of their host.

    Unfortunately, the Solars long ago had been all murdered, their subordinates rising up to slay their kings and queens who lorded over Creations like the great gods-the Usurpation. Since then, Solars and Lunars were both to be caught and either murdered or in her case-brought to the Empress for unknown purpose. The children of the murderers had been taught that the blessed of the sun and moon were no such thing-that they were possessed by evil, anathema and their friends and relations no longer. Asana only knew that she didn't feel particularly demonic. She knew none of this and in her confusion, went quietly into a lonely cell, prayed over with sutras and exorcisms. But as the moon rose over the sky, she quietly decided that no-she didn't actually want that fate. And it was then that she saw the portal, walking into a park under the moon.
    Personality: Asana is easiest to be termed a B-type personality in a macho culture. She knows how to carouse, be loud and play the part of a belligerent, young dynast warrior; an overly proud and arrogant warrior who postures-and yet, at the same time, Asana isn't the type-it's a play. To her own culture, she is diffident and mannerly-for a lesser being. And make no mistake, that was the role she played. She is a walking contradiction of displayed strength and displayed humility and submission. However, her manner is a careful balancing act and a show. She is careful, subtle, resolute and though the show of humility and shyness are not an act, she is in fact very fond of herself and very proud of her accomplishments. Sometimes she shows a deep sense of shame over her current status as one of the monsters she was told about as a child, but she balances it with the knowledge that she doesn't feel very different and is still Tepet Asana, one way or another.
    Strengths:Lawbringer: Asana is a Chosen of the Sun; as such, she is a paragon of excellence at what she applies herself to. As an Eclipse Caste, she is an excellent bureaucrat and most importantly a phenomenal diplomat, ambassador, and deal-broker. Note: this does not infer any sort of morality. Only that she is excellent at what she does.

    Scion of House Tepet: Asana is the product of a macho culture and nobility, even if it doesn't describe as such. She was raised and trained as a warrior first and foremost, assured of her family's superiority. This is tempered however by the fact that she's a lesser cousin and not a Dragon-Blooded, which her people prizes.

    Quicksilver Falcon: As an Eclipse, Asana can learn certain magics as a part of being an ambassador and taking part in the culture of an area by picking up practices to become a part of it without losing her own identity. Due to being in Portal Breach, this only would last in a scene/thread, whichever comes first. As an Eclipse, she has a magical diplomatic immunity. This however, is rescinded if she should attack in her capacity as a diplomat.

    Quill of HeavenAsana can sanctify any agreement, which gives it a mystical quality. If it's not broken, nothing happens. But if it's broken, a major event of bad luck is assured to happen and the other party is immediately aware the agreement is broken.

    Weaknesses:Patrician: Asana might have been a part of the upper class and privileged, but she was always last in line-a second-class member of the family and looked down upon. This has left her not terribly confident and she can be a bit of a coward in a fight where she's outclassed.

    Accursed Compassion: Long ago, the enemies of the gods that blessed Asana and those like her cursed those who'd carry the shards of exaltation. This great curse manifests as some mental instability or another. And for Asana, she cannot stand to watch the affliction of the innocent-bystanders and civilians, mostly as she feels they have no reason to be involved in any affairs of war. It may be weeping, a burning and unreasoning rage, a foreswearing of the world for a time; there is no telling what will happen when her limit breaks.

    Anathema: Asana has no idea who blessed her and she deep down believes that she was visited with an evil power. She is wracked with cultural guilt and her ignorance bides her keep her gifts mostly to herself. This belief may be corrected, but it will take time for her to overcome this feeling that she betrayed her people for something outside her control.

    Dung Age Scholar: She's not dumb-she's very learned for her world-but it lacks in basic facts such as germ theory, gravity and so forth. It will take time, but she's willing to learn once she learns of her ignorance.

    World: Exalted, Third Edition
    Other: Fan-created character.
    Group(s): Human, Supernatural.

    --PRESENTATION--

    The evening was still hot as the sun glinted off the glass spires of Chiaroscuro, the disguised woman veiled in grey and wearing a man's outfit. A slashing sword and flame piece hung from her hips and her wide-kneed and arrogant walk spoke loudly of someone who was an accomplished duelist. A body unmarked also said more: that she'd walked away a winner each time. People spoke more freely however around a dereth duelist than even the kindest of dynasts. One was an outsider and invader, the other was not. It made no matter that the leader at the time had invited them and accepted the Realm's rule. Too many incidents had rendered them nothing but tiresome foreigners.

    She envied the dereth-though back home, there were less bones made about gender, there was nothing quite like it. At coming of age, a young Delzhan went out into the wilds and brought back a poem or a song-and that would determine their place in society. If that didn't match what birth would have determined for them, they took the grey and were known as dereth. The reasons someone might take such a role could vary-one lady of the dereth just really liked weaving. One gentleman was a womanizer who lived for raiding with the nomadic half of their people. One lady spoke softly and played every part the woman, impossible to tell from the other women born as such aside from a scarf of grey. A far rider she'd heard of was a highly intelligent son, who was known to be close to his brother and possessing a strong sense of duty. She had been introduced to them as part of her... special training. She found her way to a particularly peaceful square and found the city mother.

    A handsome older woman sipped tea at the low table, her fine dress and accotrements fit to make any dynast woman green with envy. Asana placed down her coinage. Bone-white eyes, hair like clotted blood and teeth stained for war in a style from ancient times shown as the woman opened her eyes and smiled. "Sit, Asana. Let us speak further on these things. Tonight is a race under the full moon on horseback. You'll want to experience this. That quicksilver light is a transformative experience you won't want to miss." She was a goddess with a voice beautiful as the finest silk-but a certain cruelty underlying that refined exterior bid Asana to have a care around the city mother.

    "I will do as you bid me, Grandmother Bright." Asana tells her in this memory.

    The eclipse would wonder if Grandmother Bright knew of what would be, upon waking in Portal Breach, plotting the ruin of one of the accursed Realm dynasts. It didn't matter that Asana was a nobody. Anyone vulnerable would have done-but really... all she recalls is the thrill of bareback, furious riding as the mad moon above caused the sand to glitter and rise in exultation to Luna themself. And then she decides no-that cannot be it. None are so forward-looking as to figure out that she'd exalt... were there? A dry throat calls the miserable woman to wakefulness. "What have I become?" She asks the sky.

    Heaven will not answer her.

    --ROLEPLAYER INFORMATION--

    Nickname: Anthiena
    Age Range: 25-30
    Contact Information: Skype name as seen. psionichelmsman for Gmail and G+. https://www.facebook.com/FeMChara and http://exoriaterrae.tumblr.com (largely inactive).
    Roleplay Experience: Here, Replay Value (2 years, defunct), Age of Exalted (2 years), Anima Reborn (Upcoming, administrator.)
    Other Characters: None active
    How Did You Find Us?: Ronnie back in the day.


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    Re: Tepet Asana

    Post by Zurg on Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:55 pm

    Hey Anth, your character app is looking good! There's just a couple of things we'd like to see before accepting your character. Please out your character's personality to at least a paragraph (details to give us a stronger sense of who she is), and please fill out your character sheet. Things have changed since you were last here, so we understand if it's a different process.

    Simply hit 'generate' and fill out as much as you can/are allowed. We'll take care of the rest.


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    Re: Tepet Asana

    Post by Tepet Asana on Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:14 pm

    Done and done!
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    Re: Tepet Asana

    Post by Zurg on Thu Nov 26, 2015 1:58 pm

    Okey-doke, looks good to us. Please follow the rules and you'll have a good time. Welcome back to Portal Breach!



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