A Contest of Nisse and Release
Fair Folk Caraphract
Though their appearance varies from region to region, the elegance of Fair Folk warriors is never in doubt. These soldiers encase their lithe bodies in armor of obsidian, jade, marble and mother-of-pearl Intricate patterns of embossed and etched gold, silver and even melted crystal adorn their breast plates, shields, helms and high-neck collars. Their flowing and often animate cloaks are woven of gossamer fabrics saturated with the deepest colors. This elegance does not come at the price of frailty, however. The armor of faerie is stronger than any mortal plate, and Fair Folk who dream themselves to be warriors are inhumanly skillful with arms. Their weapons are similarly deadly – their glass blades are light as feathers, yet sever limbs and cut armor as though they were the heaviest axe.
Mortals rarely see Fair Folk cataphractoi outside of the hunt or warfare. When one does appear, it is usually as an escort to an emissary or ambassador. In his role as chaperon, a cataphract typically rides a fey steed, usually a gryphon or fell unicorn, and wields a serrated lance. Fair Folk cataphractoi are not to be trifled with – though they tread warily around the Exalted, most are proud and short-tempered – and quick to take offense at mortal frailties.
Attributes: Strength 6, Dexterity 7, Stamina 6, Charisma 4, Manipulation 4, Appearance 5, Perception 5, Intelligence 5, Wits 6
Virtues: Compassion 1, Conviction 4, Temperance 2, Valor 5
Abilities: Archery 6, Athletics 5, Awareness 5, Craft (Glamour) 3, Dodge 6, Endurance 3, Linguistics 3, Martial Arts 6, Melee 6 (Sword +2), Occult 3, Performance 4, Presence 6, Resistance 4, Ride 5, Socialize 5, Stealth 4
Powers: Fearsome Mien: 5 motes, 1 Willpower = The Fair Folk wreaths herself in terrifying illusions, similar to the battle mien of a Dawn Caste Solar Exalted. Targets whose Valor +Essence is lower than the cataphract’s highest combat Ability suffer -2 to all dice pools while in combat with her.
Glamour: 5 motes. As per the Fair Folk Diplomat.
Base Initiative: 13
Fist: Speed 14; Accuracy 13; Damage; 6B; Defense 13
Kick: Speed 11; Accuracy 12; Damage; 8B; Defense 12
Faerie Knife: Speed 17; Accuracy 9; Damage; 6L; Defense 7
Faerie Blade: Speed 16; Accuracy 15; Damage; 11L; Defense 15
Faerie Lance: Speed 28; Accuracy 14; Damage; 16L; Defense 12
Fey Bow: Speed 14; Accuracy 10; Damage; 10L; (Rate 2, Range 200
Dodge Pool: 13 Soak: 15L/18B (Faerie plate and target shield, 12L/12B, + 1 difficulty to hit)
Willpower: 9 Health Levels: -0/-1/-1/-1/-1/-2/-2/-2/-2/-2/-4/Incap
Essence: 3 Essence Pool: 30
Other Notes: Iron does aggravated damage against the Fair Folk, and they cannot soak it with their Stamina. Against iron weapons, the cataphract has only the 12L/12B protection of her faerie plate. Note that most weapons are forged from bronze or steel, not iron.