Khamphong King

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Khamphong "Rose" King
Intelligence 3, Wits 2, Resolve 2;
Strength 3, Dexterity 3, Stamina 3;
Presence 2, Manipulation 1, Composure 3
Mental: Academics 2, Crafts 1, Medicine 3 (Veterinary), Occult 2, Science 2

Physical: Athletics 3, Brawl 2, Survival 1, Weaponry 3 (Spear; Knife)
Social: Animal Ken 3 (Wild), Empathy 1, Expression 1, Intimidation 1, Persuasion 1

Area of Expertise (Knife; Spear), Favored Weapon (Dad's Ka-bar) (••), Language (Vietnamese) (•), Language (French) (•), Object Fetishism (•) Phalanx Fighter (••), Retainer (Shirley Slaughter) (••••), Spear and Bayonet (•••), The Dark Mark (•), Weapon and Shield (••••)
Health: 8, Willpower: 5, Size: 5, Speed: 10, Defense: 5 (Armor: 0), Initiative: 6
Rating: 6
Current Conditions


Age: 19
Khamphong was born to a Vietnamese mother, and an American father in 1957. Her father was part of the Military Assistance Advisory Group, who were sent as the first wave of American involvement in the Vietnam Conflict in 1955. He was to train the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, as well as relieve the French of their military involvement in the area, as they had to be out of Vietnam in the following year, as per the Geneva Conference.

Downtime Life

  • 1976: Events of Maple Shade, begins to investigate the disappearance of her father. Discovers he basically abandoned the family. Rose begins to work with Aegis kai Doru, and Shirley joins the hunt as well.
  • 1977: Lori files for divorce after Rose finds out about her husband. She begins to go attend temple again with Mary. Rose and Shirley begin to travel further afield on the West Coast, hunting for the Aegis. They maintain a cover identity as a punk band.
  • 1978: Holly marries a good Vietnamese boy from temple, and a huge wedding is thrown, to Grandmother's delight. Holly moves in with him and is rarely heard from.
  • 1979: Lori meets Leonard "Lennie" Marfield at temple and the two begin dating, much to Rose's horror.
  • 1980: Lori and Lennie marry. Grandmother dies. Shortly thereafter, Mt. St. Helens erupts. Tammy disappears shortly thereafter, though she calls from LA, where she is pursuing modeling and acting. Lisa moves in with Viv for a short period of time, who helps her enroll in an art university in San Francisco.
  • 1981: x
  • 1982: Tammy moves to Reno and establishes herself as an entertainer and entrepreneur.
  • 1983: x
  • 1984: x



  • Virtue: Good Samaritan. Regain all spent Willpower when you stop everything you're doing to help someone else in their time of need, to the possible detriment of yourself.
  • Vice: Rebellious. Regain one spent Willpower when you take an action in direct opposition of what you're told to do.
  • Aspirations:
  • Integrity: 7
  • Breaking Points:
    • What is the worst thing your character has personally done?
    • What is the worst thing your character can imagine themselves doing?
    • What is the worst thing your character has experienced that someone else has done?
    • What has your character forgotten?
    • What is the most traumatic thing that's ever happened to your character?


  • Possessions
    • 1969 Black Subaru Sambar Van
  • Armor
    • SCA Heavy Fighting Armor (Rat 3/2, Str 3, Defense -2, Spd -3) [Torso, Arms]
    • Helmet (Rat 2/1, -1 to sight- and hearing-based Perception rolls.) [Head]
    • Riot Gear (3/5, Str 2, Def -2, Spd -1) [Torso, Arms, Legs]
  • Weapons
    • SCA Heavy Fighting Spear (Dam +1, Init -1, Str 2, Size 4) [Knockdown, Reach, Two-Handed]
    • SCA Heavy Fighting Sword (Dam +2, Init -2, Str 2, Size 2) [Stun]
    • Spear (Dam +2, Init -2, Str 2, Size 4) [Reach, Two-Handed]
    • Large Shield (Dam +2, Init -4, Str 3, Size 3) [Concealed]
    • Dad's Ka-Bar (Dam +1, Init -1, Str 1, Size 2) [Enhance: Crafts or Survival]
  • Other Notes:


  • Snowdrop (••): An ancient weapon wielded by Vietnamese Buddhist sages who fought witches and shapeshifters. Like the snowdrop that hides beneath the snow, waiting to pop up to herald the spring, this blade hides itself from those seeking it. Snowdrop has been a familial relic in Rose's mother's family for generations.
    • The Hidden Blossom: Those who are not looking for a weapon explicitly simply miss seeing it entirely, their gaze passing over it. If someone is actively searching for the blade (visually or by a pat-down), it inflicts a -3 penalty to their attempts to do so.
    • The Blossom in Spring: Though it seems to be a slightly strange spade-headed dagger most of the time, like the snowdrop popping up through the snow, this blade's wooden hilt can be commanded to extend into a full spear! Spend 1 Willpower to turn it from a knife into a spear. Use the normal traits for each.


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Merit Details

  • Retainer (••••): Shirley Slaughter (Street Kid)
  • Area of Expertise (Spear)
  • Language (Vietnamese): Character can speak, read, and write in Vietnamese.
  • Language (French): Character can speak, read, and write in French
  • Weapon and Shield
    • Shield Bash (•): Your character slams her shield into an oncoming opponent, disrupting his attack. When Dodging add her shield’s Size to her pool. If she reduces an opponent’s attack successes to 0 then any additional successes inflict bashing damage.
    • Boar's Snout (••): Your character throws everything into a forward charge, trusting in her shield to protect her. Using a weapon and shield, your character can all-out attack and retain her shield’s Size bonus to Defense for the turn. If this maneuver is used the same turn by other allies with shields, then add an additional +1 to Defense for each.
    • Pin Weapon (•••): Your character uses her shield to trap an opponent’s weapon. If an opponent misses a melee attack against your character he is automatically disarmed.
    • Tortoise Shell (••••): Your character knows how to position herself so that she’s completely protected by her shield. When using a shield she is considered behind cover with Durability equal to the shield’s size plus one for each shield-wielding ally in her immediate vicinity.
  • Spear and Bayonet
    • Firm Footing (•): Your character braces herself with her weapon to skewer a charging opponent. Any opponent attempting an all-out or charge attack against your character takes her weapon’s damage automatically before he makes his attack roll. Armor subtracts from this, but then will not apply to any attacks your character makes in the same turn.
    • Keep at Bay (••): Your character can threaten an opponent with her weapon to prevent maneuvering. Choose an opponent with a shorter weapon; if that opponent takes any action other than backing away or Dodging he loses his Defense against your character’s next attack.
    • Strike and Develop (•••): Your character stabs an opponent with her weapon then turns the blade before removing it, leaving a more grisly wound. Attacks made with her weapon that inflict lethal damage causes the victim to bleed out, causing one point of lethal damage for a number of turns equal to her successes on the attack roll. Subsequent attacks can add to the total number of turns but never cause more than one point of lethal damage per turn in bleeding to the victim. She loses her Defense any turn she uses this maneuver. Drawback: Spend a point of Willpower to activate this maneuver.
  • Phalanx Fighter: Your character is trained to wield a spear alongside a shield. She does not increase her spear’s Strength requirement for using it one-handed as long as she’s also using a shield. She can use a spear for any Weapon and Shield maneuvers.

Friends and Family

Lori King
  • Mom - Lan (Lori) King
  • Dad - Captain Walter King
Cpt. Walter King
  • Grandma Minh Chau (Mary) Pham
Mary Pham
  • Aunt Hoang (Holly) Pham
Holly Pham
  • Aunt Trang (Tammy) Pham
Tammy Pham
  • Aunt Linh (Lisa) Pham
Lisa Pham
  • Tenille is an orange Eurasier. Also a she.


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A description of your characters day to day life.

  • Money: xxx
  • Clothing & Jewelry: xxx
  • Communication: xxx
  • Food: xxx
  • Housing: xxx
  • Days: xxx
  • Evenings: xxx


  • 0 skill points held in reserve
  • 0 merit points held in reserve