Akaya Nirakara

Personal Information


Akaya is a Southern woman in her mid-twenties, standing at 5'7". Her black hair reaches down to the small of her back, flowing and rippling like water. Her skin is the brown of the desert sands, and her eyes are a deep rich blue. While in Yu-Shan, she often wears a black kimono decorated in the waves of her patron; once she's in Creation, though, she prefers sturdy traveling clothes.

Of course, the most noticeable thing about Akaya is that, unless in Yu-Shan or looked upon by someone with Essence Sight active, she is completely immaterial.


Akaya Nirakara came from one of the more interesting families based in Yane. Her grandmother was one of the best storytellers that the city produced - fitting, considering that she was the daughter of Jubilant Song, the spirit of the Shimmering Flats songline that begins not too far from the city itself. Akaya was born under the stars of the scavenger, and she soon fell in love with her choice of profession. For, you see, she became one of the greatest scavengers of all: a Scavenger Lord.

Once she was old enough, Akaya, having absorbed both her grandmother's tales and the teachings of her tutors like a sponge, went on the search for some of the rarest relics of the First Age remaining - the remaining manses of Kal Bax. She roamed the South for years, seeking rumors of a Manse that was said to be built by one of Bax's students; start with the student, end at the teacher, no? Finally, she was able to locate the Manse in question, The Viewing Pools. She entered the Manse with Lirana, a family friend and Scavenger-Lord-in-Training. However, Lirana was the only one who got back out in one piece.

The pair entered into the main room of the manse, marveling at the design of the room. Lirana was particularly intrigued by the star map that lined the wall…and pressed the wrong combination of stars. With a jolt, the manse began to rumble, and Lirana ran for the exit. Akaya, on the other hand, was suddenly struck with inspiration, and began pressing stars in a flurry. As a golden light began to surround her, the water essence in the viewing pools boiled and began bulging out of its stone home. Just as she hit the last star to end the self-destruct, the water Essence rushed forth, flooding the manse from top to bottom. This surge of Essence, combined with her own emerging Solar Exaltation, had an odd effect on the new Twilight: she became completely immaterial.

At first thinking herself dead, Akaya soon found out that she was still alive…sort of. She made her way back to Yane, traveling with a somewhat friendly earth elemental who did the best it could to explain what had happened. Her great-grandfather soon took her under his wing, sending her to Yu-Shan along with one of his spirit underlings once she knew the basics of her sort-of spirithood. While in Yu-Shan, she learned of the Souls of Gaia. Intrigued, she sought an audience with Daana'd, whom Akaya had always admired as a mortal, although her family did not really adhere to the Immaculate Philosophy. Akaya was so entranced by the idea of directly serving the Mother of All that she swore herself on the spot.

She has continued her search for the manses of Kal Bax, but this time with a different purpose: by finding all of the plans, she might learn how to rebuild some of his greatest creations. Thus, she can help to realign the geomancy of Creation, ridding it of those pesky things like shadowlands and the like.

Basic Character Information

Name: Akaya Nirakara
Caste: Twilight
Elemental Affinity: Water
Concept: Scavenger Lady
Motivation: Find the plans for all of Kal Bax's Manses
Anima: The area around her looks more and more like building schematics as her anima grows


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


Craft (Air) 4
Craft (Earth) 2
Craft (Fire) 2
Craft (Water) 4
Craft (Magitech) 3 (Repair +1)
Lore 5
Occult 5
Awareness 4
Bureaucracy 2
Integrity 4
Linguistics 3 (Flametongue; Riverspeak, Old Realm, High Realm)
Melee 5
Dodge 4
Larceny 5
Performance 4
Presence 3
Resistance 2
Socialize 2
Stealth 2
Survival 2


Allies 3 (Shining Thought, her grandmother; Lirana, former apprentice; Jubilant Song, spirit of the Shimmering Flats songline and Akaya's great grandfather)
Artifact 5 (Power Mace, Ori HS Bracers)
Connections (Guild) 2
Connections (Bureau of Heaven) 3
Connections (Bureau of Humanity) 2
Cult 1 (A group of mortals whom Akaya appeared to when she first learned Materialize; they assumed she was a spirit of the area where she appeared, and still offer her worship on occasion)
Manse 4 (The Viewing Pools)
Reputation 2 (Well-travelled Scav Lady)
Salary 3

Willpower, Virtues, and Intimacies

Willpower: 7
Virtues: Compassion 2, Conviction 3, Temperance 3, Valor 3
Intimacies: Gaia, Her Grandmother, Kal Bax's works

Health and Essence

Health: -0, -1, -1, -2, -2, -4, Incap, Dying, Dying, Dead
Essence: 5
Personal Essence Pool: 22/22
Peripheral Essence Pool: 41/53 (12 committed)

Merits and Flaws

Ephemeral Form (4 pt Flaw): Due to a mishap during her Exaltation, Akaya's natural state is like that of a spirit; namely, immaterial.

Eidetic Recall (Hearing; Sight) (2 pt Merit): A relic of her spirit heritage, Akaya rarely has trouble recalling stories and images that she sees.


The Viewing Pools
Level: 4
Aspect: Water/Sidereal
Location: Deep South
Stones: Gem of Omens (pg. 104 OC), Fountain-Summoning Stone (pg. 96 OC)

This odd manse, build on a demense tied both to the underground oasis and the stars above, is the work of Dyokara, one of Kal Bax's lesser known students. A Twilight of some renown, she constructed this manse to create a quiet place that she could observe the stars but wasn't a normal ornery. The manse is relatively small, with a few living quarters surrounding a open circular room which acts as both the hearthroom and the observation room. In the center of the circular room is a set of five viewing pools, each of which show a different set of constellations. The hearthstones are formed in the middle of the pool dedicated to the Constellations of the Forbidding Manse of Ivy. Along the wall of the central room is a large mural depicting the night sky, complete with stars made from various crystals. These stars act as the controls for the manse and rule everything from the lighting to the self destruct sequence built into the manse.

Attunement Recognition
Basic Senses
Cosmetic Displays

Central Control
Divine Observatory
Geomantic Subtlety
Magical Conveniences
Self-Destruct Sequence

Combat Statistics

Defense Statistics

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


Standard: 2B/1L/0A
Buff Jacket
Standard: 6B/4L/3A

Combat Statistics

  • Clinch
    • Standard: Spd 6, Acc 3, Dmg 2B, Def 2, Rate 1
  • Kick
    • Standard: Spd 5, Acc 3, Dmg 5B, Def 1, Rate 2
  • Punch
    • Standard: Spd 5, Acc 4, Dmg 2B, Def 3, Rate 3
  • Power Mace
    • Melee: Spd 5, Acc 11, Dmg 17B/12L (4 O), PDV 5, Rate 3


  • Awareness
    • Keen (Hearing and Touch) Technique
  • Bureaucracy
    • Frugal Merchant Method
  • Dodge
    • Shadow Over Water
    • Seven Shadows Evasion (Valor)
  • Larceny
    • Lock-Opening Touch
    • Door-Evading Technique
  • Lore
    • Second Lore
  • Melee
    • Second Melee
    • Call the Blade
  • Occult
    • Spirit-Detecting Glance
    • All-Encompassing Sorcerer's Sight
    • Sorcerer's Burning Chakra Charm
    • Spirit-Cutting Attack
    • Spirit-Repelling Diagram
  • Resistance
    • Ox-Body Tech (-1x1, -2x2)x2
    • Durability of Oak Meditation
  • Spirit
    • Essence Plethora
    • Materialize
    • Mirror of the Infinite Wardrobe
  • Procedures
    • Astrology
      • Compile Chart (Core)
      • Divination (Core)
      • Greater Divination (Core)
      • Reactive Planning (OC)
      • The Fallen Star (OC)
      • Varangian Casting (OC)
    • Alchemy
      • All Initiate
      • All Adept
      • All Master

Bonus XP Added

Craft (Water) 4 - 76
Craft (Air) 4 - 74
Lore 5 - 73
Awareness 4 - 72
Integrity 4 - 70
Melee 5 - 68
Dodge 4 - 64
Con – BoHe 3 - 63
Valor 3 - 60
Willpower 8 - 58
Performance 4 - 50
Larceny 5 - 46
Ox-Body - 42
Second Invest - 38
COM - 34
SCA - 30
SRD - 26
SBCC - 22
SOW - 17
SSE - 12
Alchemy (3 degrees) - 12

Total: 80

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