Genius: the Transgression - San Francisco
The Azure Dragon
Name: Qiao Ling
Quote: “To rule with fear is just cowardly, to rule with might is much more preferable.”
Mental Attributes: Intelligence 4, Wits 4, Resolve 5
Physical Attributes: Strength 6, Dexterity 3, Stamina 4
Social Attributes: Presence 4, Manipulation 3, Composure 5
Mental Skills: Academics (Military Tactics) 4, Computer 2, Crafts 4, Investigation 3, Medicine 3, Occult 3, Politics 3, Science 3
Physical Skills: Athletics 4, Brawl (Qinna) 5, Drive 3, Firearms 2, Larceny 1, Survival 3, Weaponry (Dao Swords) 4
Social Skills: Animal Ken 1, Empathy 3, Expression 4, Intimidation 6, Socialize 2, Streetwise 3, Subterfuge 2
Resources: 4 (Underground Trading)
Other Merits: Allies (Organized Crime) 4, Fame 4, Fighting Style : Qinna 5, Fast Reflexes 2, Meditative Mind 1, Fighting Style: Kung Fu 2, Fighting Finesse (Dao Swords) 2, Language (English, Japanese, Korean) 3, Brawling Dodge 1, Fighting Style: Krav Maga 3, Fleet of Foot 2, Shared Beholden (4/4/4) Contacts (Yakuza, Military, Government) 3, Strong Back, Weaponry Dodge 1, Fighting Style: Iaido 3
Aesthetic: Art of War
Initiative: 10 (2 With Fast Reflexes)
Axioms: Apokalypsi 3, Automata 3, Epikrato 2, Exelixi 3, Katastrofi 5, Metatropi 5, Prostasia 2
Shards of Dongbi: Katastrofi 4. Metaptropi 2. Size 3. Melee. Bleeding. A pair of heavily-modified Dao Swords capable of slicing through any material.
Royal Shifter: Metatropi 5. A device which allows one to morph their physical appearance into anything or even phase through objects.
Emperor’s Messenger: Apokalypsi 3. Automata 1. Size 2. A crystal ball on a stand used to relay messages to other people via projective telepathy.
Soldier Pills: Exelixi 3. Pill-form. Flexible Upgrade (Physical). Gives 6 dots for any combination of physical ability.
Mouths of Destruction: Katastrofi 4. Apokalypsi 1. Artillery. Slow Reload (6 Hours). Size 25 (Cannon Array). A bomb-barraging cannon battalion.
Royal Gauntlets: Katastrofi 3. Melee. Size 2 (Gauntlets). Ballistics Damage. A pair of gauntlets capable of bullet-like concussive force.
Imperial Servants: Automata 3, Apokalypsi 1. Size 5 (Human) Robotic assistants.
The Lion Dragon (Collaborative with Ryu): Skafoi 3, Apokalypsi 2, Exelixi 2, Katastrofi 5, Prostasia 2. Size 120 (Airship). A grand ship capable of great destruction, it is shaped as a lion dragon. It’s pretty obvious.
Mantra: Epikrato 2, Katastrofi 1. Size 0 (Bracelet). Allows for functional telekinesis as well as the ability to manipulate an enemy’s nerve cluster to knock them out.
Also known as The Fortune Soldier.
A veteran of most of China’s wars who catalyzed during the Chinese Civil War, Ling not only has extensive battle prowess but also possesses a large intellect in the ways of military tactics. His old body still retains its youthful vigor and is still strong and agile enough to help Ling hold his own against powerful combatants. His abilities are worthy of his position within the famed Ten Thousand Fans collaborative, “The Eternal Generals”, acting as the “Azure Dragon”.
He is currently a widow, his wife having passed on 7 years ago. He has two sons, Tsai and Fu-Yíng; at some point in his life, he had managed to Beholden Tsai, his first son who has since become a very efficient apprentice towards Ling’s work. His relationship with Fu-Yíng though is strained at best, as Tsai’s beholdening was the reason for Fu-Yíng’s breakthrough. His rival, fellow general Xuanzang Lao, is also his brother-in-law through Fu-Yíng’s arranged marriage to Xuanzang’s daughter, Maya. Though a vengeful man, he is not ruthless to his family and his subordinates. His apparent benevolence along with his power has garnered him a genuine following.
His wonders often revolve around the aesthetics of Chinese warfare and the flair of the old Dynasties. He owns a military airship dubbed “The Lion Dragon” which can hold a small battalion and has enough firepower to devastate 3 city states at once, which fellow general Ryu hesitantly helped create.
If one thing is certain about Ling Qiao, is that though he may have a temperament as violent and hair-triggered as a landmine, he is capable of a unique brand of humor and wit passed down the Qiao family for generations.