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Her favor is said to change the course of fate, the demigoddess Shakhura enters the EXU

Shakhura Harnesses the Power of Flight

Name: Shakhura

Secret Identity: (None Revealed)

Occupation: Demigoddess / Agent of Thoth

1st appearance:   ShatterCaster

Nationality / Ethnicity:  Earth Lands / Nubian Ancestry

Height:  5’9″  (Human Form)

Weight:  149 lbs

Eye Color: Brown

Gender:  Female

Relatives:  (None Revealed)

Super Powers:

  • Superior Sight – In addition to her heightened sense of touch and hearing, Shakhura has superhuman visual acuity. While she cannot see through objects (X-ray vision), she can use her enhanced sight to make out extremely fine detail over very large distances.  With focus, she can read a 4-point type face (1/18-th of an inch) at a range of 20 cubits (30 feet) on an object with a relative speed of 33 cubits per second (49.5 feet per second / 33.75  miles per hour).
  • Flight – Shakhura can focus her energies to strengthen her wings to levitate or to fly.  Devotees of Shakhura insist that her wings can even offer protection in battle as she observes combatants.
  • Corporal Form– Shakhura can use her focus to take a corporal form.  Her default human form is a likeness of her original form with ancient Egyptian wings, but with focus she can make her wings non-corporal allowing her to walk unnoticed among combatants.
  • Teleportation – Shakhura has the ability to dissolve her corporal form and teleport to a destination of her choice.  Depending on the speed of travel and the distance involved, this ability can be draining.

Artifacts:

  • Twin Sceptre / Axis of Battle – From Djehuti (Thoth) Shakhura can reveal the second aspect of her Twin Sceptre, summoning a staff called the Axis of Battle.  The Axis of Battle can dispel the Fog of War allowing the wielder to see into the heart of a commander or combatant and even know their next move.
  • The Reeds of Fate – Said to be given to  her  by Djehuti, the five divine writing reeds used by Shakhura are thought to be imbued with power to direct themselves without interference from the editing of the conscious mind.  Ordinary mortals that have claimed to come in contact with the reeds and survived, claimed the reeds compelled them to empty the contents of their minds in arcane symbols until the reeds were forcibly removed from the writers hand.

Biography:

Shakhura The Hand of BattleAccording to legend Shakhura was not into born a divine or immortal bloodline.  She was a beautiful mortal woman from Nubia whose truest love was strategy and tactics. Her greatest passion was to observe and chronicle the contest known at that time as “the Fates.”  At this time Djehuti (Thoth) was obsessed with “the Fates” and desperately yearned to master its tiniest secrets. He was so obsessed with becoming a master of the contest that from time to time he neglected his other duties.

While on dispatch to ancient Nubia, Djehuti came upon a traveler that had been mortally wounded by a lioness. Even after being struck down she fought to hold onto a satchel of writings lamenting only that her work would be lost. Stopping to offer aid the disguised elder-god asked why she was so far from home.  He was intrigued by the reason for a her travels and compelled to stay with her as she transitioned to the world below because he had been so obsessed with “The Fates” he had not apprehended the lioness that mauled the traveler.

Djehuti asked her a single question before the weighing of her heart in the world below. The exact words of this question have been lost to the desert sands. On her answer, he requested fresh dress and a set of divine writing reeds for his new emissary.

 

Culture:

Like her counterpart from the world of Chess, the dryad Caissa, Shakhura has been immortalized in images and even poetry. Adepts in ShatterCaster use her name as a reference for the contest of strategy and sorcery. Many see her as an anthropomorphism of the contest and their champion in the rivalry with Chess (Caissa).

 

Stats  

Shakhura has the following series 1 stats:

Mi: 624p [6 | 13 | 8]

Bo: 420p [12 | 5 | 7]

So: 810p [9 | 5| 18]