Xia: Ta Yu - The Sorcerer
Ta Yu was once Xia, but slipped from the path of righteousness to embrace his destiny as a sorcerer bearing the Mandate of Hell. He dreams of overthrowing the celestial order, and installing himself as a Demon King in the place of the Middle Kingdom's Emperor.
Ta Yu is a powerful threat, and probably suited as an end-of-campaign boss for your Xia game. If they encounter him any sooner, he will likely defeat them with very little trouble...
- Physical 5
- Mental 5
- Social 5
- Hell 9 (equivalent to Heaven)
- Chaos 8 (equivalent to Fire)
- Storm 7 (equivalent to Wind)
- Lightning 6 (equivalent to Thunder)
- Mud 6 (equivalent to Earth)
- Blood 7 (equivalent to Water)
- Smoke 8 (equivalent to Mist)
- Bone 9 (equivalent to Mountain)
Demon Trigrams can be channelled in the same way normal "natural" trigrams can (i.e. Hell for Accuracy, Chaos for Power, etc.)
However, they provide none of the other benefits that the natural trigrams normally do. For example, having a high Blood Trigram doesn't give protection against Fire-based Trigrams in the same way that a high Water Trigram would. Also, significantly. Demon Trigrams don't provide Yang Chi or Yin Chi.
- Demon Chi 100
Demon Chi is spent to activate monster powers and to channel Demon Trigrams. It is not interchangeable with Yang Chi or Yin Chi.
- Physical Resilience 55
- Mental Resilience 55
- Social Resilience 55
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- Eternal Energies of the Mandate of Hell
Once each turn, at the start of his turn, Ta Yu regains 10 Demon Chi. This does not take an action. He can instead forfeit his turn to gain 50 Demon Chi.
- Demonic Resilience
Once each turn, at the start of his turn, Ta Yu regains 10 Mental, Physical and Social Resilience. This does not take an action.
- Efficiency of Action
Ta Yu can spend 5 Demon Chi to take an additional action. The maximum number of actions Ta Yu can take in a turn is equal to his Lightning Trigram.
- Master of Magic
As a free reaction, Ta Yu can choose to dispel any magic cast in his vicinity.
- Sustained by Will, Confidence and Strength
As long as Ta Yu has any one of Mental, Social or Physical resilience greater than 20, then his Mental, Social and Physical resilience scores cannot be reduced below 1.
With enough demon chi expenditure Ta Yu can achieve pretty much any effect the DM deems with his sorcery. The below are just suggestions... However, Ta Yu can only use ONE sorcery effect on each of his turns, and once he has used a sorcery effect cannot use the same one again that conflict.
- Sorcery: Wave of Green Fire
As an attack costing 10 Demon Chi, Ta Yu can make a physical attack against every enemy in the conflict.
- Sorcery: Screaming Skull Assault
As an attack costing 10 Demon Chi, Ta Yu can make a physical attack against a single target that is at +10 Power. If successful, this attack also knocks the target out of his stance, and stuns him (rendering him unable to act) for one round.
- Sorcery: Domination
As an attack costing 3 Demon Chi, Ta Yu can make a mental attack against a target. If the target is mentally defeated, he becomes a mind-slave to Ta Yu, eternally bound to obedience to the sorceror.
- Sorcery: Defensive Magics
With forcefields, mindblocks and demon-wards, Ta Yu can spend 10 Demon Chi to fully negate all attacks of one type (physical, social or mental) until the start of his next turn.
- Sorcery: Minions Arise!
As an action costing X Demon Chi, Ta Yu can summon X demonic minions, each of which is a mook with Physical 2, Mental 1, Social 1.
- Sorcery: Paralysed With Fear'
As an attack costing 10 Demon Chi, Ta Yu can make a mental attack against every enemy in the conflict. Anyone mentally defeated is paralysed.
Asklepios 03:58, 13 January 2009 (PST)