I'm currently running an Exalted (2.5e) game (set in the West around Wavecrest, if it's relevant). The Dawn caste Solar in the party is carving through things incredibly fast - using Iron Whirlwind (6 blows per DV refresh) and a Grand Daiklave to drop an incredible amount of pain.
I'm looking to introduce an interesting physical challenge for my party, but everything I've ventured against them so far has been dropped within an action or two. I'm aware that that is what a Dawn is SUPPOSED to do, and I'm glad that the character is shining, but I'm hoping for something that will require more than 10 motes to be spent over an entire combat. Can anyone recommend a few nice NPCs and/or scenes associated with those NPCs that would not be ridiculously overpowered against a Dawn (Kukla) and not be a complete walk-over?
I'm trying to stay away from Abyssals and Infernals at the moment, but if that's the direction I need to take, I'm okay with that.