Viridiana, The Velvet Whisper
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Character Name— Viridiana "Vi"
Concept— Vi grew up an orphan in the streets of Grondinium. Joined a gang of child thieves to feed herself. Life was harsh until the day she attempted, by accident, to pick the pockets of Acerbus Decessus, the most legendary assassin in recent memory. Instead of killing her on the spot, as she thought he was going to do, he decided her talents would be better used by his guild and sponsored her tutoring and the learning of other talents from Katerina Darenova and her girls. Unfortunately, Acerbus retired before she finished her schooling and her training was passed on to Arnulf Wulfe, a man famous for his very bloody and extremely brutal tactics. He made sure that her other "training" from Katerina was going well by sampling the skills she was developing. Over the course of several years, as her training as an assassin continued, he became more and more demanding and abusive, seeing her as a possible rival in the years to come. Recently she has been trying to make a name for herself as an assassin, and not just an apprentice to one, but has been finding it hard to distance herself from Arnulf. She is slowly realizing that she may have to kill him to finally be free of his yoke, but she knows she's not ready to attempt to kill the man second (no matter what Arnulf might say to the contrary) in skill only to Acerbus. She has never told anyone about her gift, and most likely never will. It is something she considers sacred and special about herself that gives her an extra edge in her work. If she were to reveal her true potential to Arnulf or the guild, she assumes it would just be another thing about her life they would try to use and control to their own benefit. Though life is better for her now then it was when she was a child, and better then it would be had she turned to whoring when she came of age, she is beginning to wonder just how much of herself she has given up to get where she is. And how much she has left to give before she can retire as Acerbus did.
Lifepaths— Gifted Child, Pickpocket, Student, Lead to Outcast, Poisoner, Desperate Killer
Age— 20

Stats

Wi Pe Ag Sp Po Fo
B8 B6 B7 B7 B4 B4

Attributes

Hea Ref MW Ste Hes Res Cir Multi.
B8 B6 B10 B10 1 B6 B4 x4.5
PTGS Su: B3 Li: B5 Mi: B7 Se: B8 Tr: B9 Mo: B10

Skills— Acting B7, Anatomy B6, Assassination-Wise B6, Bow B7, City-Wise B6, Climbing B7, Disguise B7, Etiquette B7, Falsehood B7, Inconspicuous B7, Knives B9, Lockpick B7, Martial Arts B7, Observation B7, Orienteering B7, Poisons B8, Precision Training, Read B6, Seduction B7, Sleight of Hand B7, Soothing Platitudes B6, Sorcery B8, Sprint Training, Stealthy B8, Streetwise B6, Throwing B7, Two Fisted Fighting Training, Write B6

Beliefs

#1 My own survival is paramount, all other considerations are secondary
#2 Always try to hide the fact that I am gifted, it would only be used against me
#3 Men are only interested in what's in between my legs, that's a weakness I can exploit
#4 "I just need to do a few more jobs for the guild before I can retire, just a few more"

Instincts

#1 Always have Turn Aside the Blade active
#2 Draw daggers using Slight of Hand when threatened physically
#3 Stay out of range of people with drawn weapons when combat starts
Gear— Superior Throwing Daggers x6, Superior Dagger, Superior Stiletto, Traveling Clothes, Peasant Clothes, Finery, Boots, Traveling Gear, Superior Great Bow w/Hunting arrow, Assassin's Garb, Throwing Knife Vest
Property— Safe House in Grondinium
Affiliations— 3D Grondinium Assassin's Guild, member in good standing
2D Has many friends among Katerina's girls
Reputations— 2D Acerbus' Protégé
Relationships— Idol, Acerbus Decessus (Powerful)
Former teacher, Katerina Darenova, The Mistress of Secrets (Powerful)
Spells or Rituals— Arcane Kindness, Call of Iron, Cat's Eye, Chamelean, Dark of Night, Dexterity of the Cat, Horse's Stride, Strength of the Ox, Turn Aside the Blade, Wallwalker
Traits— [Dt] Misunderstood, [Char] Off Kilter, [Char] Desperate, [Char] Extremely Fastidious, [Dt] Gifted, [Char] Abused, [Char] Drop-Dead Gorgeous, [Dt] The Killer, [Dt] Stoic, [Dt] Light Sleeper, [C-O] Poker Face, [Dt] Alert, [Dt] Hard Hearted, [Dt] Cold Hearted, [Dt] Numb, [Char] Worldly, [Char] Cynical

Melee I M S Add VA WS Strike Dist
Bare Fisted 4 7 10 2 0 Fast Shortest
Superior Dagger 5 10 15 1 1 Fast Shortest
Superior Stiletto 5 9 13 1 2 Fast Shortest
Ranged I M S DoF VA Reload and Acquire Range Effects
Great Bow1 4 8 12 1-2 I, 3-4 M, 5-6 S 2 7 Optimal +2D to Positioning. Extreme +4D to Positioning, -1 to DoF, +1Ob to shooting tests. Max. Range 300 Paces
Superior Throwing Knife 4 8 12 1-2 I, 3-5 M, 6 S 1 3 Optimal +1D to Positioning. Extreme +1D to Positioning, -1 to DoF, +1Ob to shooting tests. Max. Range 12 Paces

Weapon Notes
1 Two-handed, may not be used with a shield2 May Great Strike

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