Kana Von Meter
Dragon-Blooded, Aspect ????

"Her posture perfect, her voice and stare unwavering, Kana has an icy demeanor that thaws ever so slightly when speaking to you. While short for a human warrior, her perfectly muscled frame would likely prove a challenge to any, even Khelgar."

Originally, Kana was suppose to be found drunk in a tavern in the merchant district of Neverwinter. Here the PC tries to recruit her to serve as his/her right hand either in the City Watch or in Axle's gang. Her grandfather brought her family to Faerun from far east. It has been a tradition in their family that everyone be trained in "The Way". After she had learned all she could from her father, she traveled to Westgate in the Dragon Coast to hone her skills and joined the Night Masks, a group of mercenaries that did 'odd jobs'. There she met a man named Sanjan and was inspired by him. When he left the Night Masks to join the war effort in Neverwinter, she followed. During the War with Luskan, she and Sanjan successfully held the North Tower of Neverwinter with only 5 men. It was here that she became a living legend. After the war, Sanjan and her joined the City Watch and met Captain Brelaina and Cormick (who had not yet been promoted to marshal). She soon left after Sanjan's death and also because she could no longer stomach the corruption that had seeped into the Watch. With Sanjan dead, her blade had no worthy master to serve and thus spent her days drowning herself in ale. Numerous people have tried to recruit her including Axle Devrie, Captain Brelaina and her old Night Masks companions. When the PC tries to recruit her, she tells him/her to sod off but later changes her mind if the PC manages to get rid of the people that kept on pestering her.

My grandfather brought my family here from the far east. He taught my father what he called The Way. My family has sought to master our Way and it has been a difficult journey. The Way is a manner of looking at the world."
-Kana

In the deleted dialogs, it is strongly hinted that Kana is of Shou heritage and descent. The far east could pertain to either Kara-Tur where the Shou-Lung Empire is located and is the dominant empire, or the Unapproachable East which has a large number of Shou refugees and expatriates, especially in the Thesk region. Unlike the other nations of Kara-Tur such as the Wa and Kozakura which are rather xenophobic and isolationist, the Empire of Shou has had a long history of trading with Faerûn and on occasion, the Tu'Lung (a splinter faction the Shou) have been known to smuggle Shou people for the Thayan slave traders in Faerûn.

Notes

  • Kana is a Master of "The Way" and holds the title Sword Saint (剣聖)
    • Has Armed Combat: Specialized Swords (Level 2 Specialization, +2 Dice)

Assets

Commodation: The Neverwinter Star (3) - for distinguishes herself conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of her life above and beyond the call of duty while engaged in an action against an enemy of Neverwinter

  • Held the North Tower of Neverwinter against Luskan Army with only 5 men and broke their morale completely

Contacts: Neverwinter Military/Security Force (3)

  • Her old contacts from when she was member of the Security Force and when she was member of the Army

Contacts: Mercenaries (3)

  • Her old contacts from when she was a member of the Night Masks mercenary group

Famous Incident: The Defense of Northern Tower in the War against Luskan

  • Held the North Tower of Neverwinter against Luskan Army with only 5 men and broke their morale completely

Fast: The Fast Asset means that your Character’s speed and reflexes are finely honed, allowing him to move and react more quickly. Your Character gains a bonus of +1 to his Reflex and moves at a rate equal to one category higher than he normally would based on his Agility and Strength.

Icy Stare: +1 to Intimidation

Wary: Your Character has an intuitive sense for dangerous situations, which gives him a special chance to identify danger before it is encountered. When such situations arise, your Storyguide will make a secret Perception Feat Test for your Character – the Difficulty of this Test is based on the subtlety of said peril. If the Test is successful, he will let you know that your Character senses danger, although the information normally gained from the Wary Asset is vague – “something doesn’t feel quite right” or “going that way doesn’t sound like a good idea” are typical responses. While the Wary Asset may warn your Character of possible danger it never lets him know the nature of that threat.

Drawbacks

Code: The Way (Bushido) (3)

Debt (1): The Character exists in the lower class. She has a small residence, an older vehicle, and very little disposable income.

  • After her resignation from Security Force she lost her way and retreat into the bottle. Wasting her life in pubs and bars getting by on hustling people in bar games (darts, pool, arm wrestling).

Duty: To Flawless Oak (3): Your Character’s Duty demands virtually all of his time – politician, top brass, or the Eldritch Society.

Fanatical: The Way (Samurai Code) (3): Your Character will sacrifice his life in defense of the ideal.

Habit: Alcoholic (2)

  • After the death of Sanjan-dono and her disillusion with the corruption prevalent in Neverwinter Kana took refuge in alcohol. Now that she has a new purpose she has not had a drop.

Notable Items

  • Kana's Battle Armor is a suit of customized Arcano Power Armor
    • Attributes
      • Control Response (Agility)
      • Sensors (Perception)
      • Frame (Strength) ()
      • Multi-task Systems (Actions)
      • Warning Systems (Reflex)
    • Sensor Systems:
    • Support Systems:
    • Movement
      • Ground Speed:
      • Acceleration Code:
      • Jumping Distance:
    • Structure
      • Integrity 5
      • Armor 1/1
      • Damage Control Systems
    • Weapon Systems
  • Kana's Behemoth Duster is made from the same leather that Flawless Oak's Behemoth Cape is from
    • The duster is a form of overlay armor. It provides a pool of 10 integrity.
    • It regenerates 1 point every combat turn as long as it is not reduced to 0 integrity.
    • Even if reduced to 0 integrity for as long as its not completely destroyed the duster will regenerate at a rate of 2 integrity points per hour till it reaches full Integrity.
  • Kana's ancestral blade is an ancient weapon of unusual style and has been enchanted by Flawless Oak
    • Bladed Weapon – Large
    • +3 DMG (Hybrid Damage)
    • "Bring Drinker of Blood", "Unveiled Threats" pg 83
      • Drinkers of Blood do no more damage than a normal version of their weapon type. However, they convert that type of damage to Hybrid damage and reduce the armor rating of any type of protection by one die. These two attributes make them incredibly dangerous – and incredibly illegal.
      • One of the more interesting facets of a Drinker of Blood is that the weapons seems to suck up blood from whatever they touch. Victims bleed less that they would from normal comparable wounds, and these weapons will actually absorb blood that has dripped or been sprayed from wounds.
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