Exalted: Northern Skies
Commanding Officer: Darius Wintersun
Armor Color: Gray, brown, and ivory
Motto: “After the storm, always the sun.”
General Makeup: 20 mixed infantry with reinforced buff jackets; armed with great swords or axes. Half of the troops carry bows or crossbows.
Attributes: Strength 4, Dexterity 4, Stamina 3, Charisma 2, Manipulation 2, Appearance 2, Perception 2, Intelligence 2, Wits 2
Virtues: Compassion 2, Conviction 3, Temperance 2, Valor 4
Abilities: Archery 2, Athletics 2, Awareness 2, Bureaucracy 1, Craft 1, Dodge 1, Integrity 1, Linguistics 1, Martial Arts 2, Medicine 1, Melee 4, Occult 1, Presence 1, Resistance 2, Socialize 1, Stealth 2, Survival 1, War 3, Sail 1
Join Battle: 4
Great Sword: Speed 6, Accuracy 9, Damage 10L, Parry DV 3, Rate 1
Long Bow: Speed 6, Accuracy 7, Damage 6L, Range 200, Rate 3
Uses broadhead arrows.
Soak: 6L/11B (Reinforced Buff Jacket, 5L/8B, -2 mobility penalty)
Health Levels: -0/-1/-1/-2/-2/-4/Incap
Dodge DV: 2/0
Notes: Troops have been improved via Tiger Warrior Training, improving Strength, Dexterity, Valor and Melee.
Mass Combat Stats
Close Combat Attack: 4
Close Combat Damage: 3
Ranged Attack: 3
Ranged Damage: 2
Might: 0 (mortal)
Armor: 2 (-2 mobility penalty)
Formation: Use of great swords, axes, and other weapons that require a lot of space prevents the troops from fighting in close formation; they usually stick to relaxed formation. Darius Wintersun has two heroes (unit commanders) and two relays (one musician, one standard bearer).
The Tempest Guard are an independent mercenary group operating out of Icehome. Led by Darius Wintersun, the core members are survivors of the air boat Tempest, from which their name originates.
Currently twenty members strong they typically deploy as four fangs, two focused on melee and each supported by a single archer unit. When needed, they can be organized into two larger groups or even a single scale.