His weapon and his armor are all that are left of the company he once led. Now he seeks to rebuild his life elsewhere.
Partuur is trained in the Steel Viper technique of the guan dao, a long-bladed, long-handled weapon. He is equally comfortable with delivering the blows himself, and directing others on how to deliver the blows for him.
He favors his left leg, the result of an injury picked up in battle. (Flaw: Lame, -2 to speed)
But that’s okay, because he has learned to modify the Steel viper technique to direct the battle about him. (Benefit: Defend to the End, +1 to attack rolls per turn in the same place)
The guan dao counts as a falchion or as a glaive. It’s a minor action to switch between grips.
Partuur grew up in a small village that Shou Lung considered its own, but was really in a mostly unruled frontier between Shou Lung and the Hordelands. He was the third son in his family, and so did not inherit any of his family’s land. He set out after coming of age.
He eventually joined the Gâng Dúshê, or Steel Vipers, a mercenary company that hires itself out to petty nobility, churches and villages in Shou Lung. There he learned to fight with the guan dao. He rose to become captain of the East Wind, one of the four centuries of the Gâng Dúshê.
He is no longer part of the Gâng Dúshê, but he still carries with him his guan dao. He also carries some sort of banner, still on its pole, but always wrapped.