Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

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Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

Post by AlaskanWyvern on Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:27 am

Backstory/manse stats forthcoming.

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Flipper started out as an enterprising young naturalist hopeful looking for work on a Western island. Choices were scant, but there was one ship that seemed interested, and it promised well above average pay. In hindsight, that was highly suspicious, but that didn't really occur to young Flipper. All he knew was that it was bound on an expedition for distant lands, and that was good enough for him. It wasn't until the ship had reached open water that the captain revealed their mission. The captain was a dragon-blooded, and he was headed out to find and study the Elemental Pole of Water. As assured, the entire ship had been well-outfitted with Wyld wards that should keep everyone safe - theoretically.

As the ship passed further and further into wyld-tainted waters, the wards gradually became strained and finally passed beyond their abilities. The crew was forced to rely on their (certifiably insane) captain's wyld-warding charm. In hindsight, that strategy would have been more effective if his charm had been able to protect anyone other than himself and the boat. One by one, the crew mutated, went mad, or died outright from various wyld hazards. Soon, there were a scant five men left, including the captain. Provisions were nearly gone, and the men were beginning to resign themselves to death or worse. Finally, the captain gave the cry that they had reached their destination. No sooner had he hauled out and turned on his large battery of obscure-looking testing equipment than the ship violently ran aground. The captain and most of the men were hurled overboard, where they fell into an abyss of weak water just over the bow. (Apparently, either they had managed to collide with the only spire of solid water in the area, or the equipment had done something unusual.) Flipper, however, managed to grab hold of the deck railing before being launched overboard. As he clung to the railing, he looked back just in time to see one of the remaining men have his time in Creation run out. As he scratched and clawed at the deck, his hands slowly turned to water, then his arms, and then the rest of him as his empty clothes floated away.

Flipper slowly clawed his way up the deck, back towards the machinery. He figured that the problem had started there, and he was shutting it down if it was the last thing he did. Breaking it was out of the question - it was made almost entirely out of jade. The only problem was working out the dials, which were in a language Flipper didn't know. It was down to logical deduction as to what did what and what would turn the contraption off. After a minute or so of swift tinkering, the lights on the device shut down, and the ship shifted before being violently ejected back the way it came.

The silver light of Luna shone on the Elemental Pole of Water that day.

Flipper remained with the ship for another few days until he practically ran over a small band of other Lunars who had been sent to recover him. They trained, instructed, and tattooed him on a small uncharted island in the bordermarches before sending him on his way and pointing him to Mishiko, where he could take up his studies in the best possible place. Also, there was reportedly a sifu who, through a long line of relationships that changed every time it was told, knew a Sidereal who could expand upon the base knowledge of Crystal Chameleon style he had been given. While he was there, one of the final five men from the boat caught up with him. The entire rest of the crew was either dead or missing (including the captain, who was last seen faring badly with the business end of a Raksha), but this one man had sort of survived. He had been turned into a water elemental, but he was as psychologically fit as someone in his position could be. He stays with Flipper to this day.

On the way back, Flipper sold the boat (although it was a bit of a lemon by now, literally) and the equipment and swore an oath to Luna that he would never set foot on a boat again.

During the last leg of his journey, Flipper passed a battle near Naraka, and he felt a rather curious feeling. He suspected it might be the Solar Bond he had been told about. He cautiously approached through the bushes and arrived just in time to see that there was indeed a Solar, and he was bleeding out on the ground. As he watched, *something* approached the Solar, and suddenly everything about the solar seemed to go black. Flipper summoned up his courage, warped in, grabbed the new Abyssal about the shoulders, made a rude gesture at the Mask of Winters, and warped back out to safety.

Later, he would play the bait in an ambush on an Abyssal, which would earn Pall his artifacts.


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Re: Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

Post by CodexGigas on Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:39 am

Where are you getting your Resources from? Other than that, approved.
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Re: Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

Post by AlaskanWyvern on Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:46 am

Long story. He's still got reserve cash from selling a piece of experimental Realm equipment that he ended up being the sole heir of. I'll explain in the backstory.
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Re: Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

Post by eagle788 on Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:30 pm

your links seem to be broken
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Re: Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

Post by AlaskanWyvern on Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:16 pm

For some reason, they put ads up on the direct link. My opinion of 4shared just dropped considerably.

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Re: Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

Post by AlaskanWyvern on Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:24 pm

First half of backstory up.
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Re: Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

Post by AlaskanWyvern on Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:47 am

Backstory finished.

Water manse: lost First Age manse grown vertically into an abnormally large overhang on a hidden reef; only an Essence-channeler sailing near it stands a good chance of noticing it. The manse has no floor; instead, one may enter or leave through the water's surface where the floor would be. When one does not wish to enter or leave, the surface of the water may be walked upon.
magical conveniences 1
Greater Veil of Shadows 4 (projects a holographic reef wall to hid the overhang)
Comfort zone 1

Ally: Ji, the water elemental
As before, his purpose is to provide a bubble of water to swim in on dry land. When not active, he conceals himself inside Flipper's water-skin.
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Re: Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

Post by CodexGigas on Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:09 am

Does Flipper know about Sidereals? Do they know about him? Backstory approved. Take 6XP (the bit about the lemon made me lol)
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Re: Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

Post by AlaskanWyvern on Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:38 pm

Hmm, good point. I'm honestly not sure. Your call on the first one. As for the latter one, I doubt it; isn't the Deep Wyld outside Fate?

I went ahead and picked up linguistics 2 (forest-tongue) and integrity 3.
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Re: Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

Post by CodexGigas on Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:49 pm

You mentioned Flipper was actively seeking a Sidereal sifu who knows Crystal Chameleon, I wasn't sure if that was specifically character knowledge or if Flipper just knew that there was "a" sifu who knew the style.

The Sids wouldn't have noticed his exaltation in the Wyld, but if he's actively looking for one of them for training, odds are a Sidereal's gotten the news somehow.

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Re: Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

Post by AlaskanWyvern on Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:24 pm

I was thinking it was a Lunar who knew a Sidereal way way back who taught him the style. Although, come to think of it, if there was a sympathetic Sid that I could find, that might make it easier to access heaven and talk to people about Exaltation repair.
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Re: Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

Post by DagonXIII on Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:32 pm

Do we know about supermotes? or Lytec and such for that matter...

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Re: Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

Post by AlaskanWyvern on Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:39 pm

Even if we don't, there might be some elder No Moons who would? I was headed for Mishiko, after all. Could be a good place to find out.
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Re: Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

Post by AlaskanWyvern on Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:42 pm

Side-note:
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Re: Harmonious Flipper of the Thousand Hungry Wings

Post by The_GM on Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:42 pm

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