The Blind Swordsman

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The Blind Swordsman
Part of Festering Infestation
Date2082-08-06
Location
Glow City, Redmond
Status Threat Level: Medium
Factions Involved
ShadowHaven
Nameless
Giant Ants
Samsara Character1
Character2
This was an initiation ordeal.


Summary

Samsara has a duel and crushes big irradiated bugs.

Background

After meeting what seems like a double of Nameless, Samsara's been a little confused by the ghoul priest. Why not go talk to him?

The Meet

Samsara contemplates that she's beginning to reach another plateau in her ability, so Nameless offers to mentor her in ascending beyond her senses as she understands them.

The Plan

Nameless gives Samsara a vial of herbal extracts that will blind her for a few hours or until the correct antidote is given. Nameless will then duel her in an abandoned subway station under Glow City to force her into growing as a martial artist.

The Run

The battle is intense as Nameless uses his subtlety and special ops training along with his skills as an adept to sneak up to Samsara over and over. A few spare times, she manages to anticipate his approach and counter-attacks, but without her sight she's finding it difficult to land purchase. Thinking on her feet, she runs up a wall, kicks off and throws a flashbang to try and catch Nameless in the blast radius, but the priest backhands the grenade back at her. Just as they engage in a rapid fire exchange of blows, Nameless constantly pushing her further and further back, the duel ends as Samsara began to adjust to her handicap. He applauds her ability to keep going despite adversity and hands her the antidote. To test her newfound understanding is easy: the commotion was heard by local fauna which emerges to attack them both, but with two powerful adepts like them the cleanup is easy.

Aftermath

Samsara asks about the Nameless clone and the man admits that he's uncertain, but that he will do what he can to look into it and find what's going on. Samsara seems unconvinced, but there's little else she can extract from him.

Rewards

  • 8 Karma
  • Positive Quality: Ambidextrous (4 RVP)
  • Initiation Ordeal Discount
  • 2 CDP

Player After Action Reports (AARs)