Since I seem to be CIRP'ing on an increasingly regular basis, I should get my characters up here for reference...
Name: Ode Sparrowmoon
RP World: Gaera Main
Birthdate: Oct. 31st
Occupation: Traveling exorcist/ghostbuster/sorcerer
Family: Aede Sparrowmoon (sister)
Physical description: here and here
Personality: Generally quiet and reserved. She takes awhile to trust people--Most of the 'people' she deals with tend to be spirits, and that in addition to her mask tend to make people a little uneasy around her, and she around them.
Fighting Style: Primarily defensive/evasive, long range. Specializes in stealth (invisibility, silence) and illusion. Weapons of choice are a pair of long knives/daggers, although sheâ€™s skilled with a quarterstaff as well.
"Theme" Song: Heard Somebody Cry by Oingo Boingo
Religious Beliefs: Raised under the Gaeran equivalent to Zen Buddhism, and still somewhat adheres to those beliefs. Obviously she's quite aware of the existence of spirits, though sheâ€™s never run into any gods. Mostly Ode wishes for any supernatural beings to leave her alone, and thus does not appeal to them for aid.
History/Background: Ode was presumably born somewhere in the northwest of Igala, possibly in the town of Everingshal. However, she and her sister, Aede, were orphaned at a young age, and were taken in by the monks of the Shirasagi temple, some ways southwest of Everingshal. When Ode was about thirteen, she ran afoul of some malicious spirits in the graveyard outside the temple. This encounter was both a curse and a blessing: she gained the ability to use magic and see in the dark; but the spirits who attacked her continued to haunt her, and she was pushed to the edge of insanity by waking nightmares before a solution was found in the form of her mask. The mask hid her identity from the spirits who sought her, while allowing her to see the spirits themselves.
The monks cared for her while she was recovering, but then regretfully asked her to leave. Her presence drew all kinds of spirits to her, and brought bad luck to the temple. She left, traveling first with her sister and then alone, gaining slow control over her abilities and looking for a way to be rid of the curse and her mask. Mainly she did this through extensive traveling, looking for any information that might be had, and dealing with any local ghosts or spirits in exchange. She still has yet to find a solution, but in the meantime has picked up a rather impressive range of knowledge and lore regarding spirits, ghosts, and other strange arcana.
Exalted Stats (In use until I work out a PhilSys sheet for her.)
Caste- Solar Twilight
Concept- Sorcerer/Fallen Monk
Motivation- Find the spirits who are after her and take them out.
Anima: Blue/purple, shows the pattern of her mask
Martial Arts- 5
-Integrity Protecting Prana
-Elusive Dream Defense
-INTG: Essence Overwhelming
-Durability of Oak Meditation
-Easily Overlooked Presence
-Spirit Cutting Attack
-All-Encompassing Sorcerer's Sight
-Ghost Eating Technique
-Terrestrial Circle Sorcery
-Spell: Death of Obsidian Butterflies
Dreams & Nightmares Style:
-Ephemeral Presence II
-Phantasmal Body II
-Flowing World Method I
Virtue Flaw: Waking Dreams
Ode is overwhelmed by waking dreams/hallucinations and nightmares.