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  1. A pause that stretched out for several moments before Toby sighed and gave in. "All right. After I find the way in, and how to get you there." Then he walked away, seeming to fade away like a ghost out the alleyway and around the corner. First step, get another angle to view their setup, and see how he could penetrate it.
  2. "You do remember what happened the last time we worked together?" Toby asked, without changing expression still. Chance's brow furrowed as she tried to remember. "You mean the kids being kidnapped for experimentation? What about it?" Toby sighed. "First off, those were human traffickers, just standard-grade pieces of filth." It was a pre-teen pair of twins, brother and sister. For once, Toby hadn't demanded anything when Chance told him exactly what was going on. "And I told you, that was just their cover." Chance promptly insisted again. "Those crooks were working for Someone." You could hear the capitalizations. "Getting off topic!" Toby interrupted, with faint annoyance showing now. "I refer where you not only had your phone volume on with that obnoxiously loud ringtone, but the tripping. Lord Lucien the tripping. We had to stay in that crawlspace for 30 minutes until I was sure they stopped looking." Chance blushed now that she remembered. "So, now we are here, going up against not merely high-end security, but milSpec types here. Now I for one relish the challenge," and this got the first smile out of Toby, that game face grin she remembered well, "but I don't recall you saying being Exalted made you any better at sneaking around. Let me take the camera, and I'll get you the pictures you want."
  3. The sound of the downpour almost drowned out the sound of the phone alert, but Toby had it vibrating too. It didn't matter much, he could guess it was from Chance and what it likely was. Funny really. Toby hadn't had any work with Chance in a while. It was rare she had the money to scrape together to pay him, although in earlier years when he was thankful for any dollar he could get his prices were much more affordable. If she wanted an interview as a 'street source' - well, he was willing to discount, but truthfully he had long not taken her too seriously. A tabloid journalist who did - well, Toby got on amiably with her but at heart if you asked him who was more of a respectable professional, Toby Lupin would name himself that in a heartbeat. And with his new Exalted talents, payouts hundreds of times better were his for the plucking. So why was he heading out to meet her when he should be inside, drinking hot chocolate? Ironically, the same sun-lit powers. Which helped him sneak and hide better, for another degree of irony. They were his ticket to the best of everything, but Toby knew absolutely zilch as to why he got them. All the other known Exalted types were pretty clear. Dragon-Bloods: government super genetic enhancements. Abyssals: well, not precisely known but death, shadowlands and the Underworld were pretty glaring links. Lunars: all right, no one knew, but they were the oldest of urban legends and nobody confirmed they actually existed. The details probably would matter some day, whether or not he was found out. Under the circumstances, Chance's 'leads' were probably as good as anything, given she apparently was Exalted too now. Who'da thought? Toby parked a couple blocks away from where they would meet before he got out and then slammed the door shut. "Hi." Chance kept herself from reflexively screaming, and turned her head around to see Toby leaning on the wall behind her. How did he do that? "So, what are we looking for?"
  4. Name: Toby Lupin Aliases: Edwin Larcen Concept: Thief Marital Status: Single Known Relatives: None Known Nationality: Meruvian Motivation: Be the world's greatest thief! Intimacies: Chance (Cozy Working Relationship), Challenge (Enjoys) Physical Traits Gender: Male Ethnic Background: Mixed Tengese/Calinese Age: Mid 20s Height: 5'10" Weight: 180 lbs. Hair: Black Eyes: Gray Background While Meruvia may be the most prosperous and leading nation on Creation, it still has its poor, and its urban slums. Toby Lupin was one of those. And as often for those within the sphere of criminal organizations and role models, Toby channeled his talents towards less than lawful activities. With light fingers and quick reactions, Toby learned the art of the B&E, the pickpocket, and eventually cat burglary. With supplements from one of the fringe journalists, a contact named Chance whom called on him for information or help with 'access.' It was when he dared for a valuable piece at the Shogunate Museum of Art that fate nearly ruined him then and there. He was just making it up and past the security system's beams when an unexpectedly loose piece of ceiling broken off, dropping his line and sending Toby crashing down in the middle of laser beams. With sirens wailing and security running, he should have been screwed - but a bright flash of light, a glow and odd sense of certainty. As if knowing instinctively what to do, Toby ran up the walls and ceiling and disappeared with the canvas into the night. Just for good measure, the news only reported a blurry figure on the cameras. Toby understood he was Exalted - more, one of the mysterious Solars appearing now. Since then, Toby saw massive opportunity and a whole new horizon open up for him. While keeping his Solar status a secret, Toby has used his new powers to pull off a number of major thefts, comfortably enlarging his bank accounts. If he plays his cards right, he could become a legend... Sheet Caste: Night Anima Banner: The ghostly-white gray of a hooded and cloaked figure. Attributes: Strength ●●, Dexterity ●●●●●, Stamina ●● Charisma ●●, Manipulation ●●●, Appearance ●● Perception ●●●, Intelligence ●●●, Wits ●●●●● Virtues: Compassion ●●; Conviction ●●; Temperance ●●; Valor ●●● Virtue Flaw: Foolhardy Contempt Abilities: Caste: Athletics, Awareness, Dodge, Larceny, Stealth Favored: Firearms, Integrity, Martial Arts, Resistance, Presence Athletics ●●● Awareness ●●● Dodge ●●●● (Unarmored +2) Drive ● Firearms ●● Integrity ●●● Investigation ● Larceny ●●●● Lore ● Martial Arts ●● (Fighting Unarmed +2) Presence ●● Resistance ●●● Socialize ● Stealth ●●●● Backgrounds: Allies ●●, Contacts ●●, Resources ●●● Charms: Athletics Graceful Crane Stance Monkey Leap Technique Spider-Foot Style Dodge First Dodge Excellency Shadow Over Water Seven Shadow Evasion [Conviction Flaw] Reflex Sidestep Technique Larceny First Larceny Excellency Flawlessly Impenetrable Disguise Flawless Pickpocket Technique Lock-Opening Touch Resistance Durability of Oak Meditation Iron Kettle Body Stealth Easily Overlooked Presence Method Mental Invisibility Technique Invisible Statue Spirit Combos [2 free TBD] Join Battle: 8d10 Attack: Punch: Speed 5, Accuracy 10, Damage 2B, Parry DV 5, Rate 3, Tags N Kick: Speed 5, Accuracy 9, Damage 5B, Parry DV 4, Rate 2, Tags N Clinch: Speed 6, Accuracy 9, Damage 2B, Parry DV —, Rate 1, Tags C, N, P Heavy Pistol: Speed 5, Accuracy 7, Damage 6L, Rate 3, Range 50, Ammo 9 Soak: 2B/1L (10B/8L w/Iron Kettle Body) Health Levels: (-0 x 1) (-1 x 2) (-2 x 2) (-4 x 1) (INC) Dodge DV: 6 (7 unarmored) Willpower: 7 Essence: 3 Personal: 16 Peripheral: 37 Other Notes: Equipment: Heavy Pistol 
  5. The bolt cut through the air and left a laceration across Tobias' forearm, but nothing severe. It seemed finesse was not of much help here. Once again, Tobias reverted to the more blunt aspects of the Silver Flame, letting the eternal fires ride forth against the first of the Claw spheres.
  6. Tobias looked out and saw the artificial devices rising, the man in front of Steel Falcon being quite less so now, and the lack of time now. Quickly he passed the map and notes to Lieutenant Ebenezer. "Take these and go. May the Silver Flame defend you." Because he was the only one who could slip away with the precious information without the Claw noticing. Meanwhile, Tobias readied himself to fight those who dedicated themselves to the wrong and evil.
  7. Tobias exhaled a breath, looking to the private investigator with a nod. He placed his hands over the box and began to focus. Silver flame wafted out and pushed against the supernatural cold emanating from the box. It fought against Tobias' own conduit, and to his surprise, Tobias had not expected such a strong ward. But determined, he began to recite the old chant to strengthen his focus. "With righteous might, in good's own name We stand against the powers profane Where most is needed acts humane There shall we fight - With Silver Flame!"
  8. Tobias' eyes widened as he recognized the source. The twisted sensation of copper tang told him far too much. "This is the work of the Blood of Vol. I could suppress it - with difficulty, and you would need the lock picked or the key at the same time. Perhaps you might have access to those skilled in the former more likely than the latter."
  9. A bar for warforged. Tobias found that odd, but also new and different. And a sign that they too could have normal lives like he'd insisted to the now disgraced Commander Auriks. He probably did stand out in his religious vestments.Tobias sat down beside Ebenezer, noting his frown. "Bad news?"
  10. "Our goal," Tobias stated while diplomatically concealing his miffed feelings, "is to help repair the ravages of the hundred years of war. Nothing more. And I have nothing to give in terms of information. As I said, the Church mission here has heard and is offering its aid. I came to tell you this, and to seek greater details on the nature of this plague."
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