The Celestial Choir Undivided - A War Unending
II. Jubokko, Ravenous Seeker of Truths Revealed
Demon Familiar of Fihr Kazi
The Grigori travel many places in their search for the dead, revealing their sacred truth to blind eyes. Not all can follow an existence of revealing a known truth to the ignorant, some seek new truths to reveal to themselves. The Grigori who would take the name Jubokko was to become one such, a being that would wish to become wise itself.
Jubokko’s story begins as a Grigori journeying through the mirrored forests of Sorenzy, each eye focused upon a different tree and tracking every reflection – sniffing the air for those dead who had slipped beneath reflecting pools or been consumed within the flesh of offended wood. Great caution was taken, for despite the admiration the Highest hold for one another, this rarely carries to their least souls. All Grigori knew the danger in seeking the dead. Such thoughts flit through the mind of even this Grigori, but the sharp smell of pickled meat drifted upon the air from a pool not far distant. Looking into the mirrored surface, the being that would become Jubokko saw himself, nothing more. The dead sunk into the silvered waters unseen, yet there, it knew and none else.
It was perhaps a metaphor for his existence, thrust upon him, even as he sunk his mussel into the vile liquid. His flesh sloughing off, he could not feel the dead nor smell it nor did he care. What the pool had shown him was that he would become a reflection of what waited within…lost dead remains. Lifting its skull from the quicksilver, the now empty skull catching the wind in an eerie howl, it wondered how such a simple beast could change anything. What must the Silver Forest think of it’s futile efforts? It had no idea…and that did not sit well with it.
For years the wounded Grigori sought out the secrets in that place, gazing upon itself, trembling in anger and sadness that no other secrets sat within it. Grigori may be satisfied, but Jubokko was not, Jubokko would learn more of it. When he had reached his progenitor Toufest, the great demon bent down and lifted Jubokko up. It told Jubokko, “My beast. you’ve been striped of pride, but are not yet a broken thing, you will have to shoulder your own desires.” When the great demon had finished it words, it set Jukokko down and it found itself before the feet of a human man, a trembling weight about him greater than destiny itself. This man would open doors and sunder seals, with this man, his new found hunger for lost knowledge could be sated.
Motivation: To become wise.
Attributes: Strength 4, Dexterity 4, Stamina 4
Charisma 2, Manipulation 4, Appearance 3
Perception 6, Intelligence 3, Wits 3
Virtues: Compassion 1, Conviction 5, Temperance 2, Valor 4
Abilities: Athletics 4 (Digging +1), Awareness 4, Dodge 5, Integrity 1, Investigation 4 (Dead Bodies +1, Secrets +1), Martial Arts 4, Presence 2 (Intimidation +2), Resistance 4, Survival 4, Lore 1, Occult 1
Backgrounds: Backing 1
Essence Plethora—10 extra motes
Call —Other Grigori
Ox-Body Technique (x1)
Sense Domain (Dead bodies)
(Flesh) Demons’s Embrace—Flesh; Grants the power to absorb information by eating corpses, but the scent of dead bodies is so alluring that the recipient must succeed on a Temperance roll to refrain from doing so. (Jubokko is permanently under the effect of this Charm at no cost.)
Subtle Whisper— To reveal secrets
Harrow the Mind—Compels its victim to look tell it of hidden things
Malediction —Hinders the ability to flee a confession
Words of Power—The empty howl of its voice inflicts damage on its enemies
Sheathing the Material Form—The demon’s hide grows matted and heavy
First (Ability) Excellency—Investigation, Athletics, Survival, Resistance
Second (Ability) Excellency— Investigation, Survival
Third (Ability) Excellency—Investigation
Join Battle: 8
Unflinching Jaws: Speed 5, Accuracy 11, Damage 7L, Parry DV —, Rate 1
Soak: 6L/10B (Super-dense Ash Hide, 4L/6B)
Health Levels: -0/-1/-1/-1/-1/-1/-2/-2/-2/-2/-4/Incap
Dodge DV: 6
Essence Pool: 65
Other Notes: Clinching a Grigori is very dangerous, as its eyes drip a heavy caustic acid. Crushing them can even cause the eyes to violently pop. Treat each turn clinching a Grigori, including the first, as clinching a [3L/action Trauma: 4] environmental effect (rolling Stamina Resistance to reduce to Bashing damage).