Shen: Different Perspective

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Shen: Different Perspective

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Conditions wrote:Location: Merctown
Time/Date: 11:30:00 ; November 23rd, 111PA
Conditions: Cold, dry day. Mild wind.
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Shen's trip to Merctown went smoothly, with the Blind Mystic now past the gates and listening to the sounds of the cityscape around him. Shen can hear many things that most would simply ignore as passerby but to the mystic, the sounds paint a picture of the city around him. The sound of a battered exhaust from a gasoline engine roaring to life; the echo of the engine suggests an alleyway. Countless discussions fill the air and the overhead Ley Line and Nexus leave what sounds like a constant soft hum.

The Mystic is familiar with Merctown by reputation and knows how many degenerates run some of the city's sectors, Mercenary bands reign supreme next to the Defenders who only get involved when major rules are broken. Work and affluence comes from who you know in the town and where you hang out. The Job Market Cafe, headed by a Fixer Jones, is one such hang out point Shen knows about and is as good a place to start as any.

While making his way towards the Cafe based on directions from the Defenders, Shen hears a couple questionable discussions as he passes various denizens. Many of whom do not seem to identify Shen as a threat or concern.

"Has the product been moved?" A low gruff voice asks as the mystic hears a shuffle.
"Yesss; not quietly. It might need sssome ssspecial attention." A sharper voice that is almost a hiss answers
"Fine. Let B-Knucks know I'll be there by noon. Keep the product secured until then, the buyer doesn't want any problems." The first voice responds as Shen keeps walking. The mystic can hear the direction they are heading.

Pausing, Shen thinks a moment on the proper course of action before hearing someone else shuffle towards him. Shen is met with a foul body odor before hearing them speak.

"Good morning, kind sir. Might you have some credits to spare?" A third, unrecognized and hoarse voice asks about six feet from Shen; obstructing his forward path.
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Re: Shen: Different Perspective

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Perception: d%: [25] = 25 /50%
JIC (20): d20: [20] = 20
JIC (100): d%: [83] = 83

Conditions of Note: Chi Sight

Shen is projecting/radiating: Calm: Peaceful and somewhat introspective. Others will sense genuine goodwill and peaceful intentions, putting them at ease.

Skill Roll: Begging (convincing display) ~~> LLd%[/roll]/66%

Underguard wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 9:49 pm
Conditions wrote:Location: Merctown
Time/Date: 11:30:00 ; November 23rd, 111PA
Conditions: Cold, dry day. Mild wind.
Other:
While making his way towards the Cafe based on directions from the Defenders, Shen hears a couple questionable discussions as he passes various denizens. Many of whom do not seem to identify Shen as a threat or concern.

"Has the product been moved?" A low gruff voice asks as the mystic hears a shuffle.
"Yesss; not quietly. It might need sssome ssspecial attention." A sharper voice that is almost a hiss answers
"Fine. Let B-Knucks know I'll be there by noon. Keep the product secured until then, the buyer doesn't want any problems." The first voice responds as Shen keeps walking. The mystic can hear the direction they are heading.

Pausing, Shen thinks a moment on the proper course of action before hearing someone else shuffle towards him. Shen is met with a foul body odor before hearing them speak.

"Good morning, kind sir. Might you have some credits to spare?" A third, unrecognized and hoarse voice asks about six feet from Shen; obstructing his forward path.
有人要洗个澡 thinks the Mang Wu as he resists the urge to wrinkle his nose, remembering that he, too, once smelled this way.
translation
Someone needs a bath...
He pauses for a moment, raising his hand to his ear as if he can hardly hear, and assumes the visage of a kindly beggar (not far from the truth), and, nodding, says, "Eh? You want to give me spare credits, you say? How kind of you to offer me spare credits this morning..." The Blind Mystic trails off, playing the fool who misunderstood the request he heard so clearly, and knows so well. Sometimes, the unsolicited questions were honest. Most of the time, they were pretense to catch a naive person off guard. Shen is many things, but although unfamiliar with the underside and gangs of Merctown itself, naivety to the ways and dangers of street life is not one of them.

The Mang Wu pays careful attention to his surroundings the entire time, listening for the telltale shuffle of feet around him to see if he's surrounded or if someone is trying to sneak up behind him. He holds out his palm as if to accept the gift, and slightly shifts his grip with his other hand on his cane, his finger on the switch to activate the neural effects, but for now, he is merely the small blind Chinese man making his way through the town.

[ooc note: no contingencies as Shen relies on his Sixth Sense for advanced warning of danger]
Shen, the Mang Wu (Blind Mystic)
Current Status
S.D.C.: 122/122
Hit Points: 53/53
P.P.E.: 117/117
I.S.P.: 201/201


Armor and Weapons Carried and Locations
Always On
  • Chi Sight (default condition; any supernatural being, including Ghosts and Astral Travelers, within twenty feet (in any direction), will be noticed by the Blind Mystic. ANY being, supernatural or otherwise, will be sensed within 5')
  • Blind Mystic's Third Eye (can see supernatural beings and creatures of magic with clarity, and at longer range)
  • Sense Chi Movement (can sense the movement of bodies, including hands and feet, well enough to engage in close combat with no penalties, but only at that close range. Can also "see"/sense magic energies involved in spells being cast, or already in play)
  • Spirit Sight (I.D. any infernal or spirit creature by concentrating for a round)
  • Prophetic Dreams (will occasionally get prophetic dreams, or vivid dreams where they seem to "see" events transpiring at great distances away, warnings or visions from the gods, and glimpses of the future) - entirely DM dependent and outside of his control.
  • Radiate Nature (radiates his nature and intentions to some degree; any psychic will feel it up to 100 feet away and nonpsychics within 12 feet. Equivalent of a weak empathic transmission)
  • Sense Supernatural Evil and Psychic Energy (can detect the presence of supernatural evil and magic energy (P.P.E. used as a spell, in magic devices and large amounts in people; 80 or more points); constant and automatic, similar to Dog Boy's senses)
Saving Throws, Bonuses, and other handy information
Coma/Death: +33%
Magic (varies): +10
Lethal Poison (14+): +8
Non-Lethal Poison (16+): +8
Insanity (12+): +11
Psionics (as a Master Psionic, Shen needs 10+ to save): +7
Possession: +5
Demonic Curses: +3
Despair-based attacks: +2
Pain: +3
Horror Factor: +4 if HF is based on sounds, smells, and things he can see via Third Eye or feel via psionic abilities
Impervious to magic illusions and Horror Factor from things the character cannot see
Effectively immune to disease and fatigues at half the normal rate.
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Re: Shen: Different Perspective

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Conditions wrote:Location: Merctown
Time/Date: 11:31:00 ; November 23rd, 111PA
Conditions: Cold, dry day. Mild wind.
Other:
There is a pause after Shen asks his question before the voice shuffles off. "Bah, blind old fart, ain't got no credits." He mumbles as he leaves, leaving Shen standing alone amid the other denizens of the area. He doesn't sense he is in any danger, just feels the apprehension in the air. Both voices seemed to have shuffled off and most conversations are about things too dull for the Mang Wu to give passing thought too.

Shen is fairly confident he can identify their voices again, especially the one who hissed, should he want to pursue them. Otherwise, it seems the Job Market Cafe is the next destination.
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