The Order of the Dancing Goat
"Scholar Ling. A Wu Jen. Rose from an obscure fishing village to become the chief adviser to the new Empress, Sun Lian. Some say you disposed of her father yourself."
Character Type: Jade Empire Monk (Magic) 20/Wu Jen 10
Default Stats: Body 2, Spirit 5, Mind 3, Health 120, Chi 150, Focus 130
Starting Styles: Leaping Tiger, Heavenly Wave, Unarmed Strike, Chi
Added Styles: Ice Shard, Spirit Thief, Stone Immortal, Weapon Style: Crimson Tears (dual scimitars), Paralyzing Palm, White Demon.
Additional Feats: Evasion, Slow Fall
Class Skills (4 + Int modifier per level, ×4 at 1st level)
Balance (Dex), Climb (Str), Concentration (Con), Craft (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Escape Artist (Dex), Hide (Dex), Jump (Str), Knowledge (arcana) (Int), Knowledge (religion) (Int), Listen (Wis), Move Silently (Dex), Perform (Cha), Profession (Wis), Sense Motive (Wis), Spot (Wis), Swim (Str), Tumble (Dex).
Wu Jen Feats:
Watchful Spirit – Once per day, a wu jen can reroll an initiative roll she has just made before she knows her place in the initiative order. She takes the better of the two rolls.
Spell Secret: Detect Thoughts (Divination)
Elemental Mastery: Water
Spell Secret: Discern Shapechanger (Divination)
Spells Level 0 (4) – Ray of Frost (Evocation), Mage Hand (Transmutation), Disrupt Undead (Necromancy), Prestidigitation (Universal)
Spells Level 1 (4) – Animate Water (Transmutation), Comprehend Languages (Divination), Detect Evil (Divination), Elemental Burst: Water (Evocation)
Spells Level 2 (4) – Alter Self (Transmutation), Ice Knife (Conjuration), Ice Blast (Evocation), Locate Object (Divination)
Spells Level 3 (3) – Steam Breath (Evocation), Discern Shapechanger (Divination), Commune With Lesser Spirit (Divination)
Spells Level 4 (3) – Dismissal (Abjuration), Polymorph (Transmutation), Ice Storm (Evocation)
Spells Level 5 (2) – Dream (Illusion), Cone of Cold (Evocation)
She is the last of the Spirit Monks, the only survivor of the Massacre at Dirge Temple, the finest student of the Glorious Strategist Sun Li, Champion of the Imperial Arena, adviser and right hand to the newly-crowned Empress Sun Lian, and wife to the leader of The Guild.
Raised in the tiny, secluded village of Two Rivers by Master Li, a martial arts teacher, Ling grows up side-by-side with her best friend Dawn Star, a girl who can commune with the dead. Upon finishing her studies, her village was attacked and razed to the ground by the Lotus Assassins, and her master was taken prisoner.
Following a conspiracy that led all the way to the Imperial Throne, Ling made several friends and grew in power. After defeating the Emperor Sun Hai in single combat and rescuing her master, she discovered she had been the victim of a 20 year long plan by her master to usurp the throne.
He killed her. She got better.
With the help of the Water Dragon, Ling was returned to life and to her companions. She returned to the Imperial City and defeated her old master, placing Sun Lian on the throne and taking the role of Chief Adviser and Wu Jen to the new Empress before marrying one of her companions, the former bandit Sky.
When Seledra Naïlo takes the form of Magnos of Rel Astra and nearly bankrupts the Dowager Princess, Ling comes to smooth out the issue, and in return for Seledra’s winnings, gives her a magic amulet, which Seledra in turn gives to Magnos.