Mako Mirage

An agile showman with a reputation for defeating opponents with his bare hands.

Description:
Level 2 Human Monk
Mako Mirage
+1
10
Strength
+2
12
Constitution
+4
17
Dexterity
+1
11
Intelligence
+3
14
Wisdom
+3
14
Charisma
HIT POINTS
Total
29
Bloodied
14
Surges
8
Value
7
SAVE MODIFIERS
+4
Initiative
Dex 3 Lvl 1
6
Speed
SKILLS
+9
Acrobatics
+1
Arcana
+6
Athletics
+8
Bluff
+3
Diplomacy
+3
Dungeoneering
+2
Endurance
+3
Heal
+1
History
+8
Insight
+3
Intimidate
+3
Nature
+8
Perception
+1
Religion
+9
Stealth
+3
Streetwise
+4
Thievery
18
Armor Class
Lvl 1 Armor/Abil 3 Class 2 Feat 2
15
Fortitude
Lvl 1 Abil 1 Class 2 Misc 1
16
Reflex
Lvl 1 Abil 3 Class 1 Misc 1
15
Will
Lvl 1 Abil 2 Class 1 Misc 1
RACE FEATURES
Bonus At-Will Power
Bonus Feat
Human Defense
+1 Fort, +1 Ref, and +1 Will
CLASS FEATURES
Monastic Tradition: Centered Breath
Centered Flurry of Blows: +4 damage, slide target 1
Mental Equilibrium: +1 Fort
Unarmed Combatant
+3 proficiency, d8 damage
Unarmored Defense
+2 AC when wearing cloth or no armor
FEATS
Fervent Talent
Multiclass Ardent: skill training, ardent surge 1/day
Blood's Passion
Multiclass Ardent: ardent mantle power 1/day
Unarmored Agility
+2 AC whle wearing cloth armor or no armor
BACKGROUNDS
Circus Worker
Specialty in wrestling exhibitions, stage combat, and other athletic performances.
Limner/Painter
Craft pictures on a flat surface. This can be used to make works or art, but also simple sketches that serve as notes or to aid memorization. It is possible to make a fairly detailed sketch of a scene during a short rest.
AT-WILL POWERS
Crane's Wings
Attack and push target.
Bonus to jump.
Dancing Cobra
Punish opportunity attackers.
Bonus to speed.
Five Storms
Attack mulitple targets.
Extra shift movement.
Agile Recovery
Stand up as minor action.
ENCOUNTER POWERS
Drunken Monkey
Make one target attack another.
Ignore difficult terrain.
DAILY POWERS
Whirling Mantis Step
Shift and attack mulitple targets.
Ardent Surge
Revive an ally.
Ardent Alacrity
When bloodied, inspire allies to move.
ATTACKS
1d8
+4 vs AC
Unarmed Strike
EQUIPMENT
Cloth Armor
wrestling costume
Adventurer’s Kit
a backpack, a bedroll, flint and steel, a belt pouch, two sunrods, ten days worth of trail rations, 50 feet of hempen rope, and a waterskin
MONEY
Platinum
0
Gold
80
Silver
0
Copper
0
CHARACTER NOTES
Age: 22
Gender: M
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 153 lbs.
Alignment: Good
Languages Known: Common, Draconic
Adventuring Company or Other Affilations: The Black Basilisk Circus
Bio:

Mako grew up watching the travelling carnival shows that came through the city. With his family involved in trades he did care to follow, he jumped at the chance to join up when a locally-based carnival started up. With skills in martial arts and limning, he worked for the promoter performing in staged exhibition combat matches as well as creating posters and flyers to advertise. As the circus was dismantled by the city guard, Mako found himself out on the street. Not wanting to crawl back home, he stuck with the survivors to found an adventuring group looking for answers. He’s out to prove that stage combat isn’t as fake as it seems.

Mako’s fighting style displays the same contrasts as his personality. On one hand, he moves with a possessed speed, showing off with an eye-popping array of brawling combinations, flashy kicks, and evasive slips, turns, and leaps. This earned him the stage moniker of “The Northern Devil.” Away from the ring, Mako attunes his movements to a fluid grace, practicing hypnotic forms that can cause opponents to stumble. A compassionate fighter at heart, Mako tries his best to subdue his enemies if possible without causing permanent harm.

Standing only at average height, Mako’s toned physique nonetheless speaks of an intense training regimen. His short-cropped raven hair is often spiked up for performances. Mako dresses in bright coloured costumes with ornamental headbands and scarves to add to the show. Even since turning to adventuring, he keeps to some of his theatrical attire.


Why do we fight? Punch and kick at shadows until we are breathless?

I forget where I am. My heart is pounding faster than it should as if trying to escape my chest. This familiar feeling of sinking, of slipping.

You fight… because you think it satiates something within you. It’s not a fear or grief that shapes you…

But this time it is different. I think my eyes are open, though I see nothing but the white. The snowflakes seem to slow in their descent, then pause altogether.

It’s anger. It’s always been anger. That perhaps those fists are only to drive things away…

My breath spirals out before me. Somewhere in the distance, I hear a hungry ghost howling. I’ve been through the sacred temples and the bloodied gyms, chased it through the mystic and the mundane.

To push aside the things you know are true?

But I’ve known it all my life. I strike a stance in full gear, all flash and steel and devil horns. My feet shift in the snow as I stare down my foes. The psychic voices echoing in my head are stilled, the calm belies the fire inside. My state of mind becomes my armor.

You aren’t ready.

My name is Mako Mirage, now portraying “The Northern Devil.”

And I will be ready.


Random Martial Arts Results Table

Attack Roll Martial Arts Maneuver
20Superkick
19Northern Devil Stance
18Form of the Closed Snake
17Style of the Cutting Elbow
16Hidden Spin of the Fire Clock
15Graceful Lillend Sweeps Her Tail
14The Horned Naga Gores (Under a Full Moon)
13Old Version Lightning Leg
12Iron Monkey’s Bamboo Hit
11Forgotten Yin-Yang Transformation
10Metal Guard
9Stealing Ghost Denial
8Dance of the Coiling Dragon
7Solitude Palm Reverse
6Curling Wave Strike
5Last Dragon Combination
4Serene Visage Shifting Positions
3Lunatic Frog Leap
2Sorrow-Frozen Heart Posture
1Shadow Feint

Mako Mirage

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