Charles Feng

Mountain Master of the Chang Sing Tong

Description:

Motivation: I’m realizing the Tao
Face of: Chinatown
High Concept
Mountain Master of the Chang Sing Tong
Other Aspects
Checkered Past; Prodigy; A Man with Secrets
Skills
Alertness: Good (3)
Athletics: Good (3)
Discipline: Fair (2)
Endurance: Fair (2)
Fists: Great (4)
Intimidation: Average (1)
Rapport: Average (1)
Weapons: Good (4)
Others default to Mediocre (0)
Stunts
Footwork (Fists): Use Fists instead of Athletics for defense.
Killer Blow (Fists): Once per scene spend a Fate Point and add 3 to damage from a successful Fists attack.
Lethal Weapon (Fists): Fists considered Weapon:2 against Armor:0; Weapon:1 against Armor:1; Weapon:0 otherwise.
Redirected Force (Fists): On successful Fists defense, sacrifice next action to place a temporary aspect on target.
Bilingual (Scholarship): Fluent in American English and Mandarin Chinese.
Powers
Inhuman Toughness [-2]
The Catch (1) is Lotus blossom extract
Focused Chi [-2]
Stress
Mental 2
Physical 3(2) Armor:1
Social 2
Notes
Charles gained Focused Chi and Inhuman Toughness through his intense and secret studies in China.
Focused Chi Once per adventure, focus chi energy to add 3 to ONE of the following skills: Alertness, Athletics, Discipline, Endurance, Fists, Guns, Investigation, Might, Stealth, or Weapons. Effect lasts for one scene. This ability raises a skill score and confers all benefits of the new value while in effect. So if Charles increases his Endurance to Superb (5), his Physical stress track increases to 4 boxes (plus 2 for Inhuman Toughness) and he gains an additional minor physical consequence as a result.
He gains 2 additional physical stress boxes and Physical Armor:1 from Inhuman Toughness.
Total Refresh Cost: -6 (Pure Mortal)

Bio:

An American of Chinese descent, Sifu Charles Feng can usually be found at the Chang Sing Tong, where he is the current Mountain Master and principal T’ai Chi Ch’uan instructor. Charles was born and raised in LA, and by the time he was fifteen, he had been arrested twice. The second arrest was for “tagging” (spray painting graffiti onto) a local martial arts center owned by Tung Kai Ying. Charles was sentenced to 100 hours of community service, to be served at the center he had defaced. He spent one day a week and every weekend for the next several months at the center. He cleaned, did odd jobs, and watched the classes. He became fascinated with martial arts, and T’ai Chi in particular. When his sentence was finished, he asked if he could join the class.

The change in his attitude was nothing short of miraculous, but the real surprise was that Charles turned out to be a prodigy. He studied under both Tung Kai Yung and his father, Grandmaster Tung Hu-Ling. Both recognized his potential, and when (to his parents’ delight) he graduated high school they offered him the opportunity to further his studies abroad. He agreed, and spent the next five years in China. He never discusses his training there. When he returned to the States, he moved to San Francisco and took a job at the Chang Sing Tong. He worked his way up through the tong hierarchy, eventually becoming Mountain Master. Along the way, he gained a reputation as a level-headed and fair man. He still travels to China at least once a year to continue his studies.

Feng is in his fifties, but seems much younger. He never married, instead devoting his energy to his passion. He is a master of several styles of wushu, as well as T’ai Chi Ch’uan. Physically, he is a thin, ascetic man of average height with a high forehead and prominent cheek bones. He keeps his black hair cropped short and combed back even though it makes his ears stand out. He allows his eyebrows and mustache a little more leeway.

Charles Feng

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