The Blood Company
An elven philosopher-swordsman in pursuit of perfection
LOTUS- male elf 5’5/110lbs
Color Identity: Blue/White- Lotus is a idealistic philosopher- always seeking improve himself and the world. His every move is carefully planned, coordinated, and weighed to achieve his goals. Given his elven lifespan, he figures it will all come together in the end… by which time he will have reached perfection.
Appearance: Lotus has long white hair and is beardless. He rarely smiles and has a deep melodious voice. He wears well-made loose fitting clothes in muted colors. He is never without his blade.
Tough: + 2 or + 5*
Fort: + 3
Ref: + 4
Will: + 3
Def: +3 or +5*
Racial Abilities: Fast Stealth (full speed), Jack of All Trades (skill checks with untrained skills)
Weapon Prof: All simple, swords,
Armor Prof: All light,
Defensive Roll*: +3 to toughness as long as he retains dodge bonus
Dodge*: +2 to defense as long as he retains dodge bonus
Uncanny Dodge: Cannot be caught flat-footed unless the opponent is concealed against mental detection.
Move-by Action: Lotus can move before and after a melee attack up to his normal movement rate
Speed 1: +10’, only for single move actions
Second Chance: Lotus may reroll any failed Reflex saves
Weapon Spec: +2 with his Al-Ahkna (elven dueling blade)
Quick Draw: Lotus can draw his weapon as a free action
Favored Conditions: Single Combat- +1 to attack or defense in single combat
Imp. disarm: +4 with disarm checks
Weapon Bind: after a successful block, he can make a free disarm check
Ultimate Effort: By spending a hero point, Lotus can get a 20 on Disarm Checks
Assessment: Can determine opponents attack and defense bonuses
Magic Awareness: detects magical auras/energy (-1/10’, distracting (flat-footed)
Skills: Know: Philosophy, Know: Arcana, Heal, Acrobatics, Athletics, Concentration, Sense motive,
Weapons/Equipment: Al-Ahkna- elven masterwork dueling sword,
Common Stunts (requires hero points)
- Stunning Blow
- Weapon Break
History: Lotus hasn’t so much joined the Legion as they haven’t killed him, yet. He was working with a rival mercenary band that clashed with the Legion and lost. While the rest of the band fled, Lotus stood his ground, surrounded by dead and wounded Red Cloaks. As the men closed in to kill him, he challenged all of them to single combat, one after the other. After losing 3 more good men, the Captain called for a parley.
Teach found a way through the impasse. He suggested that Lotus remain with the Legion until a champion met his challenge. The Legion would provide for his necessaries and even pay him a wage if he agreed to teach his sword techniques. In this way, he could help speed the process of finding a worthy opponent. Lotus and the Captain agreed. 14 years later and each morning Lotus stands before the Captain’s tent silently offering himself up to any man willing to challenge him on behalf of the Legion. Very few people even notice his morning ritual and even less know what it means.
Personality: Lotus is a High Elf from Brittania. He is of common lineage and left the Isles as a child. He believes that both victory and defeat begin in the mind. He despises those who surrender to fear and despair before they even begin the battle. He is haughty and superior, especially when it comes to his elven heritage. He believes that elves are superior to other races in nearly every way. He has been known to lose his temper when reminded that the Romans conquered and ruled Britain for nearly 200 years. Otherwise, Lotus is calm, aloof and patient.
Relations with others: Lotus is closest to Holy and Teach. Both of them appreciate the long view of things and the importance of planning before acting. Both understand the importance of the mind/will in combat. He is furthest from Goat, who never seems to think before he acts. However, they share a dedication to fighting skill and no one spends more time training and improving their war skills.