Friday, January 19, 2018

LEGENDS OF OGRE GATE CHAPTER 64: KIND DEVIL FULING

At Wuxia World, you can follow the story of Sunan and Bao in the Legends of Ogre Gate series by Deathblade. The latest chapter is available HERE. If you want to start from the beginning, check out the INDEX.


KIND DEVIL FULING 
Kind Devil Fuling is an old man who roams the southern swamps. He has stark white hair and a long white beard, and always travels with a pair of large Flying Crocodiles. These creatures are under his command. He treasures them. Kind Devil Fuling uses his Flying Crocodiles to threaten passersby, demanding their money, and letting them live full lives if they acquiesce. Those who reject his offer, become meat for his crocodiles. 
Defenses: Hardiness 6, Evade 5, Parry 8 or 9 (Three-Section Staff), Stealth 6, Wits 7, Resolve 6
Key Skills: Grapple: 2d10, Throw: 1d10, Arm Strike: 3d10, Leg Strike: 1d10, Light Melee: 2d10, Medium Melee: 3d10 or 4d10 (Three-Section Staff) Heavy Melee: 2d10, Small Ranged: 1d10, Meditation: 3d10, Medicine: 2d10, Speed: 3d10, Muscle: 2d10, Athletics: 2d10, Talent (Crocodile Handling): 3d10, Creatures (Animals): 3d10 or 4d10 with Crocodiles, Survival (Wilderness): 3d10, Survival (Sea): 3d10

Qi: 4
Max Wounds: 9
Weapons: Three-Section Staff (2d10 Damage, -1d10 Accuracy, Long Reach)
Expertise: Animals-Crocodiles, Medium Melee-Three Section Staff


Key Kung Fu Techniques (Waijia 1, Qinggong 1, Neigong 1, Dianxue 1): Breath of Fury, Drift of the Butterfly Fish, Eight Divine Snakes, Flight of the Hawk, Hands of the Hawk Beak, Swan Taming Strike, Tai Lan's Staff Strike, White Flower Palm, Iron Spirit Reversal (Counter), Weapons Stride (Counter), Whirling Dodge (Counter)

A'ZHU AND ANZHI (FLYING CROCODILES)
These are enormous Flying Crocodiles. They are much larger, and more intelligent than normals creatures of their type. They have been reared and well trained by Kind Devil Fuling. They attack on command and protect Fuling if anyone threatens him. A'zhu is grumpy and Anzhi is more playful. 
Defenses: Hardiness 5, Evade 6, Parry 3, Stealth 6 (10 in water or forest), Wits 5, Resolve 4
Key Skills: Bite: 4d10 (Damage 5d10), Tail: 2d10 (Damage 1d10), Swim/Fly: 4d10 (70 feet), Speed: 3d10 (25 feet on land), Muscle: 4d10, Detect: 3d10, Empathy: 1d10, Reasoning: 1d10

Max Wounds: 8

Powers
Beast Strength (x3): These Flying Crocodiles are very strong. Their Base Lift is tripled, and they can exceed capping limits on Damage Rolls.
Flight: Flying Crocodiles can move through the air like water.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

LEGENDS OF OGRE GATE CHAPTER 63: THE RIDDLE OF SUN MAI

At Wuxia World, you can follow the story of Sunan and Bao in the Legends of Ogre Gate series by Deathblade. The latest chapter is available HERE. If you want to start from the beginning, check out the INDEX.

THE DIALOGUES OF SHAN JI
Shan Ji was believed to be one of Sun Mai's disciples and the Dialogues of Shan Ji are are discussion about the nature of reality and the perfect realm, addressing points made in Sun Mai's 12 scriptures. The dialogues themselves are not regarded as one of his scriptures but simply as commentary. However toward the end, Shan Ji grows fearful the world will not understand the scriptures one day, that their meaning will be lost over time even if the text themselves are preserved because, according to Shan Ji, they require living explanation and experience under a skilled teacher. He asks Sun Mai what will be done then and Sun Mai says: They should come to Chrysanthemum Lake where I still sit and speak with the moon. 

This passage puzzled many for ages. But 100 years ago, a scholar from Xuanlu had an idea. He sent men into the waters of Chrysanthemum Lake, as deep as they could go, and unearthed a bronze statue of Sun Mai. When he saw the statue (see below), it puzzled him, but he came to believe that it indicated there was in fact a hidden, 13th scripture, somewhere. Over time his belief spread, but the statue was lost somewhere in Chen, and no one knows where it ended up. 

BRONZE STATUE OF SUN MAI AT CHRYSANTHEMUM LAKE
This is an ancient hollow bronze statue of Sun Mai, that depicts him soon after he cut his hair at Chrysanthemum Lake. He has twelve bamboo scrolls bundled in his arms, and a single bamboo scroll hidden beneath his foot. His head is shaved, and there are many tiny holes to emulate the effect of stubble. But if one looks closely these holes are make odd patterns, are not always circular (some are square or even elongated). Perhaps even more strange are the reflective metal and gemstone that coats the interior of the statue. If one takes the statue to Chrysanthemum Lake and positions him to look north east to the rising moon, as the hours pass the light of the moon, shines through his stubble and reflects outward from his mouth, projecting Feishu characters on his scroll bundle, which shift with each passing hour. In the hour of the Bixie, one can see the characters for Scripture Thirteen. Over the next four hours, the four characters meaning "The Four Corners" appear. 

THE ANSWER 
There is indeed a thirteenth scripture, but it is divided into four individual scrolls and scattered at the 4 corners of the continent (where each scroll is hidden and protected). Sun Mai believed the scrolls to be too dangerous. So he hid them. 


Monday, January 15, 2018

LEGENDS OF OGRE GATE CHAPTER 62: THE MANUAL OF THE IRON TITAN

At Wuxia World, you can follow the story of Sunan and Bao in the Legends of Ogre Gate series by Deathblade. The latest chapter is available HERE. If you want to start from the beginning, check out the INDEX.


ONE ARM BECOMES THREE
Discipline: Neigong 
Skill: Arm Strike 
Type: Normal
Qi: 4

This is a technique invented by an ancient hero named One-Armed Iron Titan. Though you are missing one arm, you channel a surge of Qi energy into your remaining arm, unleashing a punches that send waves of energy into multiple foes.

Make an Arm Strike roll against the Parry of up to 3 targets. On a Success you do 3d10 Open Damage to each target. In addition, a blast of energy flows in a line from each target and hits anyone within 20 feet. Roll Arm Strike against Evade. On a Success those hit by the additional blast take 2d10 Damage.

Requirement: You must have the Missing Limb Flaw to use this technique.

Cathartic: When used cathartically, you do 6d10 Open Damage on the initial punches and 4d10 additional damage on the Qi blast.