Li Merit, Magpie "Scrounger"
Li, an extremely common family name.
Merit, a translation of the given name.
Yep, it's only half Chinese. At least I can remember it this way.
He goes by "Li Merit" or "Merit".
Li Merit is older, perhaps a young 50. A little heavy, a little grey, but still shows signs of having been a fit man in the past. He can pull off distinguished in a pinch.
He's generally cheerful, but often a little gruff.
Li Merit was a relatively successful merchant in his younger days, moving around the Twelve Kingdoms buying and selling whatever he could carry in what was usually a one-man operation. He took on partners and workers from time to time, but they never really got on well enough to keep.
He retired from merchanting around a decade ago, and settled in the Butterfly Kingdom.
This lasted just a year or two. Urged by itchy feet and a dwindling cash supply, Merit joined the Circus as a low-key hobby. This quickly blossomed into a bigger job as props master and stage manager.
Merit is a strangely gregarious Magpie. He likes to collect things, favors, friends, information, and money. He knows a little bit about lots of things, but isn't much use in a fight.
- Adina -- Wu Shuyan: Li Merit has a soft spot for Wu Shuyan. He joined the circus after she did, but she was still around 5. He's watched her grow up. Since her mother died, he's become a bit more protective.
- Andrea -- Tokai Hanako (pending approval)
- Andrew (Twyman) - Anto rescued Merit from a rough mugging in a town in ?Kingdom?. Merit invited Anto and his teacher Master Koji to caravan with the Circus for a while, and they accepted.
- Brian - Deng Zhi-Hao: Merit delivered a message to Brian about his father, prompting Brian's return to the Butterfly Kingdom.
- Cael - Xiān -- nope.
- Charles - At the request of Tokai Takanata, Merit arranged for a water color artist to travel to the Butterfly Court with the Circus. When she arrived, her attempts to paint Ti Wren were stymied by a lack of a particular pigment not found locally. Merit managed to scrounge some up.
- Chris - Yoshi: Merit and Yoshi met when Yoshi caravaned with the Circus on a short journey. Some time later, they met again, and Merit mentioned a wild woman he'd met a few towns back.
- Derrick - Shen-Ji Yang: Shen-Ji Yang asked Merit to deliver the message to Brian about his father's troubles.
- Diandra - Tsai Su-yin: ??
- Eon - Xiao Fa: Xiao Fa and Merit's paths have crossed several times. They swap tales of the road and trade medicinal supplies.
- Heidi - Lijuan: Merit caught Lijuan trying to steal from the Circus (or, more likely, interceded when someone else caught her). After an interaction that confused both of them, Merit let her go.
- Jerry - circus.
- Kate -- Song Min Feng While visiting her father's house when she was five, caught her hiding behind a curtain trying to listen to the grown ups.
- Marleigh — Tokai Hiroki: (pending approval) The twins snooped around the Circus when it was setting up near their home town. Merit gave them a tour, and, thinking that they were unusual, offered to bring them along when the Circus left. Later, however, he noticed them at a performance for the Court, in their finery. Nothing more was said on the topic.
- Meg - Rumor has it she's a ninja! Rumor also has it that this may be Merit's fault through too many interesting ninja stories.
- Robert - Shen Wei Han: About five years ago, Tetsuki Ijichi, a VIP caravaning with the Circus was worried about assassination attempts. Since Tetsuki was connected to the Regency Council/Dragon Army, Merit arranged an escort with Chang Hu, a nearby Dragon Army commander. That escort was Shen Wei Han, who accompanied the VIP all the way to the Wall. This ended up being a permanent transfer for Shen Wei Han.
- Tom - ??
|Force/Offense||Strength = 3||Accuracy = 3||Intelligence = 8||Charisma = 6||Yang = 3|
|Precision/Defense||Resistance = 3||Dexterity = 3||Wit = 5||Grace = 3||Yin = 0|
|Reserve||Health = 3||Energy = 3||Resolve = 5||Status = 3||Chi = 3|
|Hit Points||HP = (Health + Energy) * 5 = 30|
|Move||Move = (Strength + Energy) / 2 = 3|
I've Got One of Those
Power 3, Freq 2, Source 1, Concept 1
Once per run, Merit can produce a fairly common item on demand.
I've Got A Buddy Around Here
Power 3, Freq 2, Source 1, Concept 1
Once per run, Merit can recall an old buddy in the area. Extra time to activate.
Old Supply Cache
Power 6, Freq 2, Source 1, Concept 1
Once per run, Merit can recall an old supply cache he left in the area. Extra time to activate.
When party gets 100 unit of money, Merit gets a bonus N units of money.
5 pt (15)
- 1 Detective
- 1 Medicine
- 1 KS Recurring NPC's
4 pt (24)
- 1 Conversation
- 1 Gather Information
- 1 Passive Perception
- 1 Psychology
- 1 Spycraft
- 1 Well Traveled
3 pt (30)
- 1 Acting
- 1 Bargaining
- 1 Concealment
- 1 Disguise
- 1 Forgery
- 1 KS: Twelve Kingdoms
- 1 Memory
- 1 Negotiation
- 1 Streetwise
- 1 Tactics
2 pt (18)
- 1 Administration
- 1 Appraisal
- 1 Foraging (urban)
- 1 History
- 1 Holdout
- 1 Intimidation
- 1 KS: Underworld
- 1 Seduction
- 1 Storytelling
1 pt (7)
- 1 Calligraphy
- 1 Cooking
- 1 Event Planning
- 1 Groveling
- 1 Humor
- 1 Swimming
- 1 Tea Ceremony