Meng Ao

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A sage who lives near Nine Terraces, Meng Ao revealed at the Whispered Ball that the Son of the Moon was courting the Daughter of the Sun, but to no avail. Some time after that, apparently after revealing secrets he perhaps shouldn't have, he was cursed[1] by Lady Inoue Sakura to have his prophetic dreams Always On, which was driving him crazy.

Takanata's I Ching reading for him:

To see with sight beyond mortal sight is to see that which others might wish to stay hidden. To learn a secret is what all desire; to boast of a secret learned draws wrath.

Xiao Fa "Restored The Balance" on Meng Ao after Three Ring Yoshi, lifting this curse.

  1. Cai Wen thinks that we're missing a lot of the picture on this curse. The I Ching reading doesn't specifically refer to Lady Sakura. The story seems to be: a curse landed on Meng Ao, and he didn't know what was going on, and then he got the I Ching reading, and then, whilst in the midst of an avalanche of always-on visions, looking for a vision of who it was, he apparently got a vision (or maybe a flood of visions) related to Lady Sakura.


Level 1 shticks:

  • Reputation: 1/run, someone has heard of me favorably. Freq 2, Power 3.
  • Well-stocked Library: 1/run, I can find a book about a particular subject. Freq 2, Power 3.
  • Sense Connections: 1/run, spend a yin to sense the deepest connections between two people within your sight. Freq 1, Power 5.
  • Clear Eyes: I can see true forms, and through illusions. This costs me a Yin, but I can choose to turn it off for the rest of the run. Freq 2, Power 3.
  • Dreamsend: 1/run, spend a Chi to send a dream to a known target. Freq 1, Power 5.

Level 2 shticks:

  • Confirm Interpretation: I know if I am mistaken about an interpretation I make of a vision. Freq 3, Power 3.
  • Intriguing Truth: Once per run, I know an interesting and unexpected truth. Freq 2, Power 5.
  • Sense Mood: 1/scene, I can sense the mood (chi-ish as well as social) of the area I am in. Freq 4, Power 3.
  • Ripples: See something interesting which is tied to a previous vision. Freq 2, Power 5.

Level 3 shticks:

  • Visions of the Future: I can see possible events from someone's future. Freq 4, Power 4.
  • Echoes of the Past: See a past Significant Thing that took place here. Freq 3, Power 5.
  • Dreamwalk: Once per run, I can sleep and enter the dream world. Freq 2, Power 7.

Level 4 shticks:

  • Visions of the Past: I can see interesting and significant events from someone's past. Freq 5, Power 4.
  • Wary Visionary: Dodge with Yin, +1 die. Freq 6, Power 4.

Level 5 shticks:

  • Quest: I can set a person upon a Quest. A Chi roll is required to set the effectiveness of the quest; if the person is unwilling, I must also roll Yang versus their Yin. Freq 3, Power 10.