400 Xp

Basic Character Information

Name: Yamika Arali
Caste: Secrets
Concept: Diplomat of the Dual Monarchs
Motivation: Unlock the Calendar of Setesh
Anima: Green smoke moved by an unseen breeze

Attributes and Abilities


Physical: Strength 2, Dexterity 3, Stamina 2
Social: Charisma 3, Manipulation 3, Appearance 3
Mental: Perception 3, Intelligence 4, Wits 4


Investigation 3
Larceny 2
Stealth 2
Lore 3
Occult 4 (Ghosts +1)
Integrity 2
Linguistics 3 (High Realm; Old Realm, Low Realm, Riverspeak)
Martial Arts 5
Performance 4
Awareness 3
Craft (Fate) 4
Dodge 3
Bureaucracy 2
Melee 3
Socialize 3 (Stygia +1)



Acquaintances 1
Artifact 2 (Soulsteel Baneclaws)
Artifact 1 (Green Jade Mask of Office)
Artifact 2 (Soulsteel Essence Realignment Device)
Artifact 2 (Two Satmetal Fivefold Harmonic Adapters)
Backing (Capital Convention) 1
Backing (Convention on Deathlords) 3
Backing (Cult of the Dual Monarchy) 3
Backing (Forboding Manse of Ivy) 2
Celestial Manse 3
Connections (Bronze Faction) 1
Connections (Violet Bier of Sorrows) 1
Underworld Manse 3
Salary 2
Savant 2

Willpower, Virtues, and Intimacies

Willpower: 7
Virtues: Compassion 2, Conviction 3, Temperance 3, Valor 2
Intimacies: Dual Monarchs, Undermining the Deathlords

Health and Essence

Health: -0, -1, -1, -2, -2, -4, Incap, Dying, Dying, Dead
Essence: 4
Personal Essence Pool: 15/15
Peripheral Essence Pool: 28/41(13 committed)


NB: Both Soulsteel items are fitted with Starmetal Fivefold Harmonic Adapters.

Mask of the Emerald Cleric
Level 1 Green Jade Mask; 2m

The Clerics of the Cult of the Dual Monarchy are easy to spot, thanks to the masques that they wear. Each color stands for a different faction which a Cleric could be part of; green, in particular, marked one of the diplomats of the Cult. When worn, this mask allows its wearer to perceive, partake in and store the Essence of the Underworld; the user can learn the charms of the Essence-Measuring Thief Art Arcanoi as a ghost.

Spectre's Talons
Level Two Soulsteel Razor Claws; 6m

Created from a pair of spectre 'lovers' that tormented one of the outlying cities on the Isle of Stygia, this pair of razor claws have seen much ichor and blood over the centuries, both before and after their forging. Most recently, they have found themselves in the hands of a Daybreak by the name of Sanguine Maiden of the Silent Stars…which is merely a face that a Secrets named Yamika Arali takes on when she has business in the City of the Dead. The claws are formed into the taloned claws of the twisted ghosts that so kindly offered themselves to be soulforged, and a low moan often emits from them when wielded.

Essence Realignment Device
Level Two Soulsteel Pendant; 5m

These pendants, while made during the First Age, didn't see as much use as they do now. Each pendant is made from one Magical Material; by attuning to the pendant, an Exalt changes the effects and appearance of his anima banner to the type aligned with the Material in question. This particular model, shaped into the mons of the Dual Monarchs, replicates the anima of a Daybreak Abyssal. In order to regain their natural anima effects, the wearer must deattune to the pendant. Also, the pendant can only do so much; if the wearer reached the totemic stage of anima flare, their natural banner reveals itself.


Quiet Solace
Level 3 Abyssal Manse

Quiet Solace is a manse located in the countryside south of Stygia, roughly correlating to the location of the Palace Sublime on the Blessed Isle. It is a vacation home of sorts for members of the Cult of the Dual Monarch, a place they come to relax. Although the hearthstone is used by a number of the priests, the 'Abyssal' known as the Sanguine Maiden of the Silent Stars uses it while she is in the Underworld by request of the Monarchs themselves.

Hearthstone: Darksky Stone

Manse Aspects:

Attunement Recognition
Basic Senses
Cosmetic Displays

Magical Conveniences
Prayer Manse
Archive (Performance - Prayer; Lore - Stygia; Bureaucracy - Stygia)

The Viewing Pools
Level 3 Sidereal Manse

While the manse itself is a relatively modest building in one of the nicer parts of Yu-Shan, the name for the manse comes from the central room of the building. Here, a large pool sits under a circular opening in the atrium ceiling, surrounded by a tile mural depicting the various constellations. No matter the sky above, the pool shows the stars of Creation in their current configuration. The heartstone for the manse forms in a small pedestal in the center of the pool. It's current owner, Yamika Arali, is only there half the year, but she makes ample use of the pool when there.

Hearthstone: Darksky Stone

Manse Aspects:

Attunement Recognition
Basic Senses
Cosmetic Displays

Divine Observatory
Bound Servitor (The water elemental of the pool)
Hidden Passages


Defense Statistics

  • Dodge: 3 (4-1)
  • Parry: 5
  • Mental Dodge: 5
  • Mental Parry: 3


  • Unarmored
    • Standard: 2B/1L/0A
  • Buff Jacket
    • Standard: 6B/3L/3A

Combat Statistics

  • Clinch
    • Standard: Spd 6, Acc 8, Dmg 1B, Def 5, Rate 1
  • Kick
    • Standard: Spd 5, Acc 7, Dmg 4B, Def 3, Rate 2
  • Punch
    • Standard: Spd 5, Acc 8, Dmg 1B, Def 5, Rate 3
  • Soulsteel Baneclaws
    • Martial Arts: Spd 4, Acc +3 (10), Dmg +3L (5L), Def +4 (11), Rate 3
    • Melee: Spd 4, Acc +3 (9), Dmg +3L (5L), Def +4 (10), Rate 3

Charms, Spells and Other Such Things


  • Awareness
    • Prior Warning
  • Larceny
    • Avoiding the Truth Technique
    • Thought-Swiping Distraction
  • Lore
    • Efficient Secretary Technique
    • Second Lore Excellency
  • Martial Arts
    • Hungry Ghost Style
      • Blood-Scenting Horror
      • Leaping Horror Approach
      • Lunging Phantom Method
      • Shrouded Claw Attack
      • Hungry Ghost Form
      • Power-Reaping Prana
      • Charm-Smothering Technique
  • Melee
    • Harmony of Blows
    • Orchestration of Mirrored Fate
  • Occult
    • Shadowlands Circle Necromancy
    • Second Occult Excellency
  • Performance
    • Second Performance Excellency
  • Stealth
    • Soft Presence Practice
  • Socialize
    • Favorable Inflection Technique
    • Shun the Smiling Lady


  • Aura-Reading Technique
  • Delicious Essence Scent
  • Essence-Devouring Ghost Touch
  • Feeding the Lamprey's Appetite
  • Ravening Life-Force Hunger
  • Blood-Drinking Thirst
  • Blending the Streams of Essence
  • Feeding Life's Fountain
  • Filling the Precious Vial


  • Iron Circle Countermagic
  • Blood Mirror Speech
  • Door of the Dead
  • Dusk Eyes
  • Emperor's Chains
  • Gentle Call of Lethe
  • Midnight Shadow Sun
  • Shade Prison Amulet
  • Summon Ghost


  • Art of the Dead
    • Ward Against Ghosts
    • Banish Ghost

Colleges and Resplendent Destinies


Gull 1
Quiver 1
Sorcerer 2
Mask 2
Crow 2

Resplendent Destinies

The Sanguine Maiden of the Silent Stars
Daybreak Abyssal

College: Sorcerer
Effect Points: Scope 2 Duration 4 Endurance 3

A recent arrival in the City of the Dead, the Sanguine Maiden of the Silent Stars is rare among the Deathknights in that she directly serves the Dual Monarchs rather than one of the Deathlords. She is a known cleric of the Cult of the Dual Monarchy, and has shown no sign of allegiance with any other than the Monarchs. While some of Stygia's elite are concerned about her connection with the Monarchs, Setesh himself had harsh words with a noble who questioned the Daybreak's presence in the halls of the Monarchy.

The Sanguine Maiden is a woman with Western features, her skin pale, both her eyes and hair a red so dark it is nearly black. She wears the mask and sigil of the Cult of the Dual Monarchy, wearing the robes for ceremonial purposes. She is known as an accomplished necromancer, although she has remained firmly in the Iron Circle for reasons that she does not discuss.

Silent Blossom
Ghost-Blooded Mortal

College: Crow
Effect Points: Scope 2 Duration 3 Endurance 2

Silent Blossom is the eldest daughter of a Southern woman and a ghostly soldier who saved the woman from the hungry ghosts of Chiaroscuro. Blossom took after her father, becoming a decent meleeist in her own right. Her gallows humor is known well by her friends, and her penchant for swiping shiny objects has driven her out of a number of shops throughout the South.

Silent Blossom is a slip of a girl, looking no older than fifteen. Her black hair has raven feathers braided into it, matching the feathers that make up the cloak she wears when she travels. For a ghost-blooded, she is quite hale, her skin tanned by the Southern sun.

Personal Information


Yamika Arali is a rather frail-looking woman, her ghostly ancestry evident in her lithe form, pale skin and dark black hair. Her eyes are a green so dark they're nearly black, flecked with silver sparks. Whether in Yu-Shan or Stygia, she wears black robes with green embroidery accenting it, snaking up the robes like smoke from an incense burner. While in Creation, she wears whatever is needed for the mission at hand.

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