Ninja 1 [AC 16 (T 13, FF 13) | HP 11/11 | F +2, R +5, W +0 | Init +5, Perception +4]
About Lai Tsuan
Lai Tsuan is descended from survivors of a shipwrecked Lung Wa vessel sent to map Avistan. She believes that if she completes her map and returns home, she will be richly rewarded.
They said that the Fifth Fleet that left Lung-Wa to explore the coasts of Avistan and Garund was cursed. The main mast on the flagship cracked while the fleet was still in sight of the Tian Xia mainland. Two other ships had to turn back early on when they collided while transferring provisions. The three ships that managed to return home reported that the other five had been lost during a storm.
But of those five ships, only four perished in the storm. The last ship, the Haibing Do, lost its rudder and all of its sailing crew, but drifted on the sea for three months before washing up on the shores of Cheliax. The survivors, having lived off the ocean for months, were shocked to find conditions on land even worse, as the nation of Cheliax was in the midst of a civil war.
Finding a small, barren rock off the coast, the survivors were not foolish enough to believe they themselves would ever be able to return home, but they held hope that their children or their children's children would. Their hidden community fluorished, and over the next 50 years they mapped most of Avistan's western coast and passed on their last instructions from the emperor - to return home with a world map.
Tsuan Lai was taught all this by her great grandfather, one of the last of the original crew. Unlike her father and her grandfather, she grew up speaking Taldane. She was the first to venture into the cities, using her powers of disguise to move through the provinces. Appearing as an ordinary traveler from Tian Xia, she carefully draws up two maps every time she visits a new place - a plain map indicating the name and geographical features, and a secret map indicating the garrisons and defenses of each town. She believes that when she returns to Lung-Wa, the emperor will reward her with riches beyond imagination for providing such detailed information.
She is unaware that the empire of Lung-Wa is no more.
LAI TSUAN (in Lung Wa culture, the family name is the first name, so her given name is Tsuan)
NG Female Human (medium humanoid) Ninja 1
Initiative +5, Perception +4
Speed 30 (medium)
AC 16 (T 13, FF 13) (+3 DEX, +3 armor)
Fortitude +2, Reflex +5, Will 0