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  1. Instinctively, she dove under the terminal, covering her head with her arms as she was taught to do with earthquakes. A moment later, and she poked out, creeping along the floor until she reached a window. There, she moved up a little, peeking out. She wanted to see if she could find out what was going on, but without placing herself in direct danger.
  2. I'm Kit. I've played MnM for like a year but 3rd edition only. I like like long walks to the TV, videogames, old sitcoms and anime. I have bad social anxiety issues that are counter-intuitive to tabletop gaming. Even if nobody is, it feels like everyone around is secretly judging everything I do, and I think every next move I'll make will be a colossal screwup and make people hate me. But I'm here because a friend is here and usually my anxiety goes away when I've been around new people for long enough. In MnM, I like experimenting with different concepts, though it sometimes leads to crippling overspecialization and I find i have to often go back to the drawing board to come up with a 'viable' idea. I also am on Steam. Ask if you wanna get together and maybe play a game sometime.
  3. The morning rush has been getting even worse lately. She thought to herself with a small sigh, as she entered a local internet cafe along her usual daily route. It must be a lot worse out there than they say. So many more creatures around, I think it's starting to get warmer.. maybe it's just me. She approached the counter, handing over some of the local currency - enough for about fifteen, twenty minutes of computer time. She had one of her own of course - some communication devices were practically whole computers in and of themselves after all - but this was always a nice place to sit down for a meal on the go. Besides, it was the city center, practically making her potential jobs equidistant from each other! She noticed the clerk staring at her. "Oh, sorry.. um.. the usual, please." And as she waited, she went back to her thoughts. I wonder who will hire me again today? Another security firm? Things have been getting a bit rough. A company's cyber security division maybe, wanting me to work data encryption. Another look brought her out of her thoughts, as she took the items, sitting at her usual terminal to check her mail and look at current events.
  4. Introduction Who are you? Sum yourself up in one sentence. I am Leonard Layton Lancaster Esquire, a lawyer and a private eye. Do you have any nicknames, street names, titles, or nom de plume? My title is Equire, my nickname is Leo. What is your full birth name? Leonard Layton Lancaster Where do you live? Freedom City How old are you? What year were you born (if applicable)? 35, 1979 Physical Traits What is your gender? If not applicable, please explain. Male How would you describe your heritage? I am a lawyer, as my father was and his father before him How tall are you? 6'2'' What is your body type? Strong build Do you have any particular weaknesses, such as allergies or physical disabilities? Not that I'm aware of, no How do you carry yourself? Are you graceful, or heavy on your feet? Can you be stealthy, do you walk with confidence? Very officially, orderly. Standing straight, walking with confidence. I could be stealthy if I were so inclined Describe your skin, eye, and hair color. Caucasian, blue, brown How do you wear your hair, if applicable? Do you have facial hair? Short, slicked-back. No, I prefer to be cleanly-shaven Do you consider yourself attractive? Do others? Yes, and yes Do you have any scars, tattoos, piercings, or birthmarks? No Do you resemble anyone famous? Not that I'm aware of Do you have a dominant hand? My right hand What kind of clothing do you wear? Suits. Always suits. Do you wear makeup? No What is your vocal range? Is your voice distinctive in some way? I'm not sure, but my voice commands attention Do you have any distinctive habits, nervous tics, or mannerisms? Where did they come from, and what causes them? Do other people notice and remark on these habits? Do they annoy you or other people? Apparenly, I check my watch when things seem to be running slowly. I don't know where it came from, but people notice after about the fifth time I do it. I'm sure it appears as impatience and that could annoy others. History Where do you come from? Culver City, CA Have you made any major moves, or do you live in your hometown? I moved from Culver City to Freedom City a few years after graduation Do you feel loyal to your country of citizenship? Do you consider yourself patriotic? How do you feel about the government of your country? Yes, yes, and I believe it could do with some reform How do you feel about the place you come from? Culver City? It was a nice little city. A lot of history in the TV and Movie industry Where is your home town? What was/is it like? Culver City, CA. More a city than a town, but it's quite nice Growing up, were most of the people you knew similar to you, or were you somehow a minority? How did that affect you? They were similar to me, yes, though a lot of them were the children of business magnates, lawyers, actors or the like. Is there something you've always been really good at or really bad at? How has that affected your life? I've always been rather charismatic, much like my parents. I'm sure that's helped me find the success I've found in my job as a lawyer Were there any traumatic experiences in your early years (death of a family member, abandonment, orphaned at an early age)? No, not really. My mother didn't pass away until a few years ago, my wife until a few years before that Briefly describe a defining moment in your childhood and how it influenced your life. The first time I found documentaries on mutant rights, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer as my father had, to support them. The noir films helped me want to be a PI, which would come to eventually assist my abilities to lawyer What stupid things did you do when you were younger? A friend of mine and I used to get into shootouts with BB guns in the house when we played cops and robbers and other like games. It resulted in a lot of broken windows around both our houses. Where did you go to school? How much school did you have, and did you enjoy it? I attended both Turning Point and Venture private schools in my city, and after graduation applied for and attended Yale Law, with post-graduate studies. Do you have any mementos of your childhood? What are they, and why did you keep them? If you have none, why not? I have the collector's edition set of thirteen Perry Mason VHS tapes, a number of reels of old detective noir films bought from collectors and given to me for my birthdays, a vintage Red Ryder Carbine passed down to me by my father, as well as various bits of MGM memorabilia and set pieces from my parents. When did you decide to become a hero? Why? Did anyone influence you one way or another in the decision? When I was young, and the mutant documentaries influenced my decision more than any one person did. Is the reason you give people for becoming a hero different than your real reason? If so, why? No Do you have any deep, dark secrets in the past that may come back to haunt you? Not that I can think of Do you represent yourself as being different from who you really are? Why? No, I try to be as honest and open as possible, because people need to trust me. If you do have these secrets, what do you fear would happen if the truth became known? How far would you go to protect those secrets? N/A Do you have any sort of criminal record? If so, is it public knowledge? No, if I did it would have impacted my schooling and undoubtedly my career Family What are your biological parents' names? Frederick and Rosanne Lancaster Were you raised by them? If not, please explain and describe who raised you. I was What was their standing in the community? What did/do they do for a living? They had good standing in the community. My father was on the MGM lawyering team and my mother was an actress often hired by them Where are your parents now? My father is retired at the family home in Culver City, my mother passed away a few years ago Did your family stay in one area or move around a lot? They stayed in one area How did you get along with their parents? How do you get along with them now (if applicable). I got along well with them before, and I still do now How do your parents view you now, or how would they? My parents always said they were proud of me, and I'm inclined to believe them Do you have any siblings? If so how many and what are their names? Describe your relationship with them. No What was your birth order in the family? N/A Where are your siblings now (if applicable)? Do they have families of their own? What do they do? N/A Do you stay in touch with them or have you become estranged? N/A Do you love or hate one member of the family in particular? Not particularly, no Is any member of the family special to you in any way (perhaps, as a confidant, mentor, or arch-rival)? My mother was the one who gave the most support for my desire to defent mutants, heroes etc. Are there any black (or white) sheep in the family (including you)? If so, please explain. Not that I'm aware of Do you have a notorious or celebrated ancestor? If so, please explain, including how it has affected your life. Well, usually people think lawyers are the devil. it's been a little joke in our family that we're 'doing the devil's work'. Do you have a partner and children currently? If so, please describe them. No, she passed away a few years ago. If you do not have a partner or children, do you want them someday? How firm are you in your opinion on this, and what might change your mind? I'm not sure yet. What type of person would be your ideal mate? Someone kind, with a strong moral code and sense of justice Relationships Do you have any close friends? If so, please describe them, and how you came to be close to them. My employees are my closest friends, and I've become close with them over the years on the job. I consider some of my former clients friends, and still touch base with them on occasion. Do you have a best friend? If so, how did they become your best friend? How close are you to your best friend? Doctor Winston Pennysworth or - as he was better-known-as - Doctor Nefario. He's a reformed villain - a scientist now - and was my first major case. He often visits and we go out for coffee or dinner sometimes. If you were to go missing, who would worry about you? My employees, my friends, etc. Have you lost any loves? If so, how did it happen, and what did you do? My wife, Deborah. She passed away in her sleep from a brain anyeurism a while. I was broken up, for a while, but I had her buried in the Garden of Honor at Forest Lawn, Glendale. Do you have any bitter enemies? If so, please describe them and their history with you. I'm sure some overzealous prosecutors might view me as bitter enemies, and anti-mutant, anti-hero groups. If you have enemies, how do you think they might attempt to work against you in the future? The best way they can - in litigation. What is the worst thing someone has done to you? I was shot once by a family member of a plaintiff once outside of the courthouse once. Where do your loyalties lie? In what order? Myself, my morals, my clients, my country. In that order. Who or what do you trust the most? Why? My judgement. It's for the best Who or what do you despise? Why? I despise prosecutors that put their prejudices before their job What qualities do you admire most in other people? Are these qualities you possess? A strong moral center, a love for true justice, kindness and, yes, I do What qualities do you hate most in other people? Do you have any of those qualities? Prejudice, closed-mindedness, irrational hatres. I don't think so, but it's not impossible that I just don't realize it. Do you have a secret identity? If so, who knows it? Do you hide it from people who are close to you? Why? My secret identity is my public identity and I'd be surprised if anyone *didn't* know it. It's my 'heoric' identity that's more of a secret than anything. Do you work well on teams and in groups? Are you a leader or a follower? Yes, and I fancy myself as a leader. I could be a follower if someone more capable was around. Are you on a super team? If so, how do you get along with your comrades? Do you trust them, or do you have secrets from them? No Are you a member of any church, fraternal organization, club, committee, political party, or other group? How much time do you spend on that? I'm a bar-certified lawyer and considered an honorary member of pro-mutant and like groups due to my work. Personality & Beliefs Who are your heroes? Abraham Lincoln Did you ever become disillusioned with former heroes or idols? If so, why and what were the circumstances? No Do you like being a hero? If so, what is the most rewarding part? If not, what makes you keep doing it? Of course I do, because it helps those in need Is there anything that would make you give up hero work, or even switch sides? Election to an office, such as congress or the presidency, as unlikely as that might be What are your short term goals (what would you like to be doing within a year)? I'd like to be doing the same thing I'm doing now What are your long term goals (what would you like to be doing twenty years from now)? I'd like to be a member of congress, at least What is your greatest fear? Why? What do you do when something triggers this fear? I haven't found anything I fear yet, but even if I did I wouldn't tell anyone Is there anything you would give you life for? I'm sure there is How do you feel about money and material wealth? Do you desire it or disdain it? Are you miserly with what you have, or do you like to share? Is it a mark of success, or a means to an end? I grew up with it, I grew up around it. I desire it, and I like to spend it. It's both a mark of success and a means to an end, because with enough money, you can do almost anything. How do you generally treat others? I treat others as I'd like to be treated in return Are you a trusting person? Has your trust ever been abused? I am. You need to be to do what I do. And it has, once. Are you introverted (shy and withdrawn) or extroverted (outgoing)? Do you have a lot of self-confidence? I'm extroverted and brimming with self-confidence How do you act around attractive, available members of your preferred sex? As a gentleman, as any should What are your most annoying habits? Apparently, checking my watch Do you feel contempt for any general category of people? Who are they, and why? Are 'anti-mutant' or 'anti-hero' groups considered 'general category'? What is your favorite food? Do you prefer any particular type of food? Do you take the time to enjoy your food, or do you eat as fast as you can? My favorite food is bison, I prefer meat and I savor every bite What is your favorite drink (alcoholic or otherwise)? Chocolate milk. A childhood favorite and good at relieving headaches What is your favorite treat (dessert)? A chocolate milkshake Are there any specific foodstuffs that you find disgusting or refuse to eat? I'd like to say no and think of myself as open-minded about food, but some things like thousand year eggs seem absolutely vile What is your favorite color? Are there any colors you dislike? Red, and neon pink seems a rather annoying color What sort of music do you like? Is there any that you hate? I like a variety, but I don't much care for rap or hip hop If you have a favorite scent, what is it? The smell of chocolate milk Do you have a favorite animal? Cats. I like cats. What is your most treasured possession? Why? My father's Red Ryder Carbine. I plan on passing it to my own child someday Do you enjoy "roughing it", or do you prefer your creature comforts? I've never been camping, so I wouldn't know Is there a job or a task you would absolutely refuse to do? Torture. It's unethical. Do you consider yourself a spiritual person? If so, how do your beliefs affect your life?How important is it to you? No, not anymore Was your faith influenced or molded by anyone special? My parents If you belong to a religious organization, how often do you attend? Do you have a specific place of worship, or friends within the organization? How much do you agree with the beliefs of your organization? I don't belong to a religious organization, anymore Could you kill? Have you killed? I could if I needed to, and I haven't What circumstances led to you forming that conviction, or taking that action? It just seems natural to defend yourself, even to that extent, if required. Are there circumstances under which you believe it is permissible to kill? What are they? Self-defense How would you react to watching someone kill another person? Would your reaction be different if the killer was a friend or an enemy of yours? I don't know, I've only seen it in movies. And, I don't know. How would you react if something important was stolen from you? I'd use my connections to go about getting it back How would you react to public humiliation? I'm not sure, really How would you react if a good friend or relative were purposely or accidentally killed? Has it happened to you? Again, I'd go about the proper channels to get things done. Vigilantism is looked down upon, otherwise I'd do the investigations and prosecution myself. What do you consider to be the worst crime someone could commit and why? Betrayal of trust is a very personal crime If your life were to end in 24 hours, what five things would you do in those remaining hours? Well, first I'd make sure the proper documents were prepared, I'd say goodbye to my friends and employers and family, I'd write an autobiography if I had the time, I'd try to get my beliefs in life to as many people as possible, and I might try something I haven't done before Career & Training Do you have any special training in your hero skills? If so, where and how did you get it? Other than marksmanship training I was given since I was a teenager, I learned everything I need to know about what I do both in and out of the courtroom from my schooling at Yale and postgraduate studies. Who taught you the most about your heroing abilities? What was your relationship with that person? No one particular person did - I learned through schoolign and am self-taught about everything else Do you have any particularly unusual skills? How did you acquire them? Some may think my 'gift of gab' or 'silver tongue' are particularly unusual, given my level of success in my career. But, I believe I'm naturally very charismatic. Do you do something besides hero work for a living? Have you ever done anything else, or do you plan to? I'm a lawyer and a PI in freedom city, and that's what I do for a living. The PI and hero work tend to overlap. I plan on becoming a congressman someday. What is your preferred combat style? Ranged Have you ever received any awards or honours? Only for my work in defending others in court. Some of my clients have given me gifts, and I consider those both honors and awards in and of themselves. What skill areas would you like most to improve in? Is there anything you can't do that you wish desperately you could? I'd like to improve in my knowledge of crime scene investigation, and sometimes I wish I had superpowers, but I'm fine without them. How do you act around people who are more skilled than you in areas you'd like to improve? Are you jealous, or do you try and learn? Professionally, as anyone should be. And every encounter is a learning experience. Lifestyle & Hobbies What is a normal day for you? How do you feel when something interrupts this routine? I get up, shower, eat. I go into the office, I check with my secretary to see if I have any scheduled appointments, I go over my current active clients. If I need to, I make appearances in court or in for arbitration meetings, whatever I've been hired to do. If I don't need to do that, I meet with clients, go over their cases and go about advising or filing paperwork. After a full day at the office, I don my disguise and go about doing my PI work, dispensing justice if I need to. After a night of that, I return to my home, eat dinner and go to bed. Do you have any hobbies, or interests outside hero work? What are they, and where did you pick them up? I have an interest in politics I've had since I was a teenager, which I pursue when I have the chance. What do you do for fun? When there's no court and work ends early with client meetings, I usually relax at my home's indoor pool, or I go shopping or to the shooting range to practice. Do you have a costume? What does it look like? A dark brown fedora with a dark brown trench coat, and a makeshift mask.that covers the lower half of my face. How do you normally dress when not in costume? Suits. Expensive suits. What do you wear to bed most nights? Pajamas Do you wear any special jewelry? What is it, and what does it look like? I wear a Yale Law lapel pin, and monogrammed platinum cufflinks. Do you have a special place where you keep your valuables? A safety deposit box. What's your preferred means of local travel? How about long distance? I drive a sports car for short distances, I have a private plane for long distances. Miscellaneous Have you ever made a will, or tried to make arrangements for your death? What provisions did you make? Yes. My will states my funds are to be liquidated and evenly donated to pro-mutant, pro-hero and equal rights organizations. If your features were to be destroyed beyond recognition, is there any other way of identifying your body? Dental records I'd imagine, perhaps my jewelry What would you like to be remembered for after your death? What I did to help others Do you believe you pose a threat to the public? Why or why not? No, I don't. I believe I help them through my work. What do you perceive as your greatest strength? My charisma What do you perceive as your greatest weakness? My mortality As a player, if you could, what advice would you give your character? Speak as if he/she were sitting right here in front of you. Use proper tone so they might heed your advice... "Life is long, and you have the time to spend it away from the office. If you really want to be a congressman or heck, even the president, get out there with the people you want to garner support from. Volunteer, do other awesome things. Also, take a damn vacation." Note: I've reconsidered him as an active character. He might work as an NPC instead.
  5. Wasn't sure what else to do with this at the moment so I thought I'd just go ahead and start out on the extras so I'd be ready in case it feels ready-enough to move to Submission by others 1. Where is your hero from? Culver City, CA 2. How would your hero physically describe him/herself? Is this different from how others would? A rather professional-looking gentleman in his mid-30s. I don't think so. 3. Does your hero have distinguishing speech characteristics or recurring mannerisms? He likes to check his watch a lot, especially if it seems like there's nothing interesting going on 4. What is your hero's motivation? Truth and justice 5. What are your hero's greatest strengths and weaknesses? His greatest strengths would be his charisma and intellect, his greatest weakness would be the fact that he's 'only human' 6. What does your hero love? What does your hero hate? He love his work as his work helps people, he hates anti-hero or anti-metahuman sentiment. 7. How would you describe your character's mental and emotional state? Stable, as would be required for his work. 8. What does your hero fear the most? He hasn't encountered anything he's feared, yet 9. What is your character's greatest ambition? To become a congressman, perhaps even president 10. How does your hero feel about the state of the world and his/her place in it? He likes his place in the world at the moment, but he felt if he could be at a place of higher power, he could do a better job of helping the world be a better place 11. Does your hero have any prejudices? How does he/she get along with others? He gets along well with others - it's part of his job. He isn't so keen to get along with prosecutors though, as he first thinks they'll go out of their way to cause trouble. 12. Where do your heroes loyalties lie? In what order? Himself, his morals, his clients, his country. In that order. 13. Does your hero have a lover or partner? How do they feel about the hero now? He used to. She's deceased. 14. Does your hero have a family? What is the relationship there like? His father is retired but they remain close. His mother and wife are both deceased, but they used to get along well. 15. How would the people closest to your hero describe him or her? Kind, charismatic when required, carries a stern demeanor when the situation calls for it. 16. Is your hero a role model? He'd like to think he is 17. How spiritual is your hero? Does your hero follow a religious tradition? He was raised Catholic, but became an atheist during his college years 18. Is your hero part of a team, or would he/she like to be? Why? No, he isn't. Yes, he might like to be someday as long as it didn't interfere with his job 19. How does your hero feel about the place of metahumans and aliens on Earth? He's defended metahumans in court before, and he would again. It's the same with any kind of creature that needed representation for the sake of justice 20. If you could give one piece of advice to your hero, what would it be? Not everything has to be about work or doing the greater good. Take some 'me' time. Travel. Do something fun.
  6. Oh, I know. I understand what you were trying to do. I'm not like, frustrated or mad or anything, more frustrated at myself for not having a ready answer since I like having everything planned out before I put a thing! I was talking it over with Exaccus cuz you know, bad memory so he'd remember more than I would since he helped. Forgot a complete aspect of it. The device is a container he has on his person, like a satchel or something like that. In game mechanics words, the device is the bag *itself* and the powers are how they *physically appear* during the use of any particular power in the array. If the gun were to say, be disarmed, he would will it back into the satchel and draw it again on his next turn if he were able.
  7. 1 and 2: Yeah I have a problem remembering all the numbers. Usually there's a total somewhere I forget to change. 3. I forgot that Permeate exists as a Super Movement as well. That sounds nicer. I'll change it. 4. Currently I'm trying to figure out how to best explain that before making edits to the main post. For example: A good explanation would be that it would be the +2 restriction because the biometric ID would be tailored to him. I don't know what kind of broad group would necessarily make sense in this situation to make 1 instead, harder to lose I just don't know anymore, deliberately ricocheting might be more akin to a shooting trick since even regular bullets can ricochet off of just about anything. 5. Forgot to change that when I changed the toughness I mean I guess I can remove the device and simply make it an array, but then saying that the powers would come from stuff given to him makes no sense as they wouldn't be able to be removed at all
  8. This is what I was concerned with with one of my other characters, really. So a bit of reworking it and I might be able to get in unarmed attacks or maybe, use brass knuckles or a regular sidearm as a backup. To be honest he wasn't meant to be superhumanly strong or that effective in melee combat. It's my first attempt at a 'badass normal' type I think it's referred to as. I don't know why I add a U in Attorney. I think I'm spelling it like it sounds in my head phonetically and it kind of keeps kicking in. I almost did it in this sentence, for an example. I can drop the Profession and reassign the skill ranks as required (assuming of course, that I'd be using Perform (Oratory) and either Bluff or Diplomacy in a set of rolls that would represent say, speaking to a jury or a witness (almost spelled jury as 'jourey'. Must be a phonetics thing) The technological ones would have been crafted for him by his clients, for example they would need biometric ID, or some kind of genetic signature tailored to suit him. Same with the flask and amulet, except as magical enchantments. I can't explain the seeds honestly. it's meant to look like a handgun but fire like a railgun. Since it operates through magnetic propulsion instead of a gunpowder mix, I figure the sound of it actually firing would be hard to notice, and there wouldn't be a muzzle flash. That, and the potential of a sound dampener. I know that the big railgun prototype that the uh.. navy I think made up is all flashy and loud but I figure sufficiently-advanced technology would get around certain problems associated with them. Also, no problem removing that and the range increments if my explanation doesn't work. And yes, I seem to be misinterpreting some of the effects. Thank you. Ideas: Replace the Railgun with a Coilgun. Same kind of thing from my understanding, but quiet. Power Loss as a potential complication? I'm also glad this one looks to have less problems than Yukiko had when I first threw her out there. Yay for improvement! Edit: Replaced Know Law with Know Civics Removed Profession, added Perform (Oratory) Increased Sense Motive to 9 Used extra PP to increase Protection to 8, thereby evening out Toughness at 10 Checked PP totals and adjusted. Hope I didn't miss any this time! Dropped uh.. Increase Range Progression thing.
  9. Player Name: Kit Character Name: Leonard Layton Lancaster, Esq. Power Level: 10 (150pp/150pp) Trade-Offs: None Unspent Power Points: 0 Progress To Bronze Status: 0/30 In Brief: A private eye and attorney at law, LLL is in the business to help heroes in need or that have been charged with crimes. On the side, he does his own hero work. Usually his interests overlap with his clients. Residence A penthouse in Parkside Base of Operations: A small law office in City Central Catchphrase: "With liberty, and justice for all." Theme:
  10. Displaced and Abandoned: The Yukiko Story The Star System: Delta Cephei The Type: Binary The Location: 887 ly from Sol, part of the Cepheus constellation The Planet: Delta Cephei 3. In GalStandard or English: Leilauria Leilauria. An ice giant once in far orbit around their stars, Varda and Sarr. Moved into a habitable zone by an unknown cosmic event many eons ago. Now, a place of thin clouds overhead, and a gorgeous icy landscape below. A place now of life, as improbable as it may seem. Towering structures, intricately-crafted from ice itself. Rivers of some form of water, unfrozen even at the planet's coldest points. Oceans. Animals. Even trees and various flora dot the landscape, all with the appearance of something as delicate and fragile as glass, but with a true hardiness forged over eons, capable of withstanding even the fiercest of polar winds. A layer of metallic particulate was mixed in with the parts of the upper atmosphere, clouding though not obscuring the vision of space. Indeed, the only places where the suns shine through clearly were the space ports of the larger cities. Tall enough and grand enough to clear the clouds and particulate ahead if only for a moment, to let ships in and out. And, in older times, a way to provide astronomers a clear view of the stars they once needed to travel to the poles to hope to view and measure accurately. Our story, however, takes place at 'Frostfall Point'. A small town towards the poles, nestled comfortably amongst the glaciers there. A population of about fifteen thousand, the town was built as a stopover for astronomers to stay and gather supplies before and after expeditions to the Northern Polar Wastelands. It now exists as a tourist town, one of historical significance more than the place for respite it once was. The northern roads to the Wastelands have been maintained, but hardly used aside from rather eccentric astronomers and scholars, eager to learn the history of the astronomical sciences firsthand by undergoing personal expeditions. There, a mother and a father, their forms sharing characteristics with anthropomorphic Murids of some variety, gave birth to a daughter of similar appearance. She grew up well. Though she was always a quiet child, one that would keep to herself, the size of the town ensured she made a small number of friends as they all attended the same schools. When her powers started manifesting it was treated as a positive thing – her parents had the same powers, it was only natural to assume they'd manifest in her as well - and as such they took it upon themselves to teach her control over them. While concordance with nature was always a strong point of education, she found in spite of a lack of a network of friends in her peers, her ability to speak with animals – a trait found to be most prevalent in others with powers – to be of help. She could always trust them to lend an ear when she needed them to. In her upbringing, she was also taught to play the piano, a skill her parents thought would make her a more well-rounded young lady. And so, things went well. She was excelling in her education, finding she was gifted with computers and programming at her young age. She wasn't the most physically-fit, but was no worse than anyone else. She found she had trouble controlling her powers when her stress and anxiety built up, but it wasn't unusual for one of her age according to her parents. All she needed to do was close her eyes, concentrate, clear her mind, count to ten. As long as she followed that mantra when she felt the stress building, she'd be alright, and her power would calm down. But as she went through her studies and education, stress was starting to build up. She was nearing high school, a time where she'd have to start growing up, find a clique, a summer job. Her usually quiet and to-herself demeanor – something that wasn't problematic for her in the past – was starting to make her a target for bullying. She didn't want to alienate herself from her peers by calling attention to it by way of bringing in authority figures, so she as a result internalized the stress from it. Her powers started flaring up again as a result, even sticking to her learned mantra was starting to become ineffective. It was one day during her starting high school level of education, that the bullying became particularly bad. Her powers were starting to flare up as she clenched her school texts, and she kept repeating the mantra to herself. However this only provoked the bullies to lay on the harassment, which began to bore through her mental focus, which caused her powers to manifest even more. Finally, she snapped. With a cry of something akin to 'Just leave me alone!', she let out a large burst of energy. In a flash, the wing of her school she was in – and everyone in it – were covered in a thick layer of jagged ice, freezing everything in place. To her, the silence that had suddenly overtaken the school was deafening. She stood in a stunned silence, looking around at what happened. A light panic set in as she dropped her textbooks, afraid of herself and what she'd done. She took off running, blasting a path open to the outside of the school, and didn't stop running until she got home. Her parents at work, she hurried up to her room, locked herself in, and hid in the closet. Her parents arrived home at night, accompanied by the police and a government official. An investigation had been swiftly called forth and taken place at the school. Though the local constabulary was baffled – it was something they'd never seen before – the government investigator they called had immediately recognized the signs. It only took looking at the books dropped and comparing them with school records to to find the culprit was her, and her parents were immediately found and briefed on the situation. The crew arrived at the residence, as it was the first place commonly-checked when such a development occured at such a young age. In order to ensure a repeat of earlier wouldn't occur, her parents were sent in to draw her in, and found her hiding in her closet, crying. They retrieved her from the closet, and a family hug was had. A brief conversation between them then transpired, about how some people needed to talk to them, some calming, a lot of hugging. When she was calm enough, she was led into the living room. The presence of the officers was intimidating, the force often being joined by the larger, burlier members of society what usually shared appearance with the Sol system's Cervus Canadensis or some variety thereof, but the government official seemed much kinder in his suit. He himself appeared rather thin as a rail, though quite tall. Not as tall as the officers, but taller than the average citizen in their town, which mixed with the black suit gave off a slightly-intimidating aura. He was a white-furred Mustela Erminea, and definitely had a kinder appearance with the hat and sunglasses off. He introduced himself as 'The Unyielding Gentleman', a federal agent from 'Terra Megalopolita', the capital city of Leilaurea and home to some of the largest places of learning, and only place permitted to have incoming off-world traffic. A discussion between himself and the family was had. Phrases were thrown around, such as 'This is a very special young lady' and 'We need her to come with us, so she can learn of the wonderful gift she has'. These were mostly to keep her calm and happy from the praise, though her parents – not unfamiliar to the stories about those with her daughter's powers – knew the truth behind the words of the official. 'This is a very special young lady' meant 'She's a potential threat to our society' and 'We need her to come with us, so she can learn of the wonderful gift she has' meant 'I need to take her with me, she needs all the time she has to function in Galactic society'. The kind words brought her out of her nervous silence, relaxed her. They weren't mad? They wanted to teach her to be even better at things? It was great! She asked her mother near-immediately after he finished his explanation if she should go, not noticing the rather grim looks on their faces. Her father, knowing they couldn't exactly say 'No' regardless of whether or not they wanted to, reached a hand over to gently pat her on the head between her ears, letting out a small sigh and an 'Of course you can, honey'. The official stood, and placed his hat back on, relieved that everything had gone so smoothly. He instructed her that she could take only one thing with her – the schools she needed to attend had a uniform that would be provided – and they had to leave quickly. She of course, chose a beaded necklace, a gift given to her by her mother upon her junior high graduation. She gave her parents one last hug, before leaving rather excitedly with the official, not knowing then that she never again would see her parents. And so they traveled, to the capital city. The government hovercar pulled into a large, rather secure looking structure. Though it appeared to be crafted from ice, the inside was some sort of metallic alloy – something structures of the planet were rarely crafted from due to its ability to suit ice structures for a long time. When she was escorted into the facility, she went through a temperature adjustment chamber. It rose to an uncomfortably-hot level rather quickly, the shock of which caused her to pass out. She awoke in the structure's medical facility. The temperature was better, she felt, but still to hot for her. Instinctively, she tried to use her power to cool down the room a bit, however the powers failed to manifest. And so there she lay, looking around the room. It was an advanced facility.. she was hooked up to machines.. some she'd never seen before, but they seem to be pumping some sort of intravenous fluid into her. Maybe that's why she was feeling better? The rest of the room appeared rather sparse and utilitarian, with oddly-paneled walls which were made with something she didn't recognize, though in reality it was paneled with heat-absorbing ceramic tile. A nurse came to check on her. She asked about why it was so hot, where she was, and so on, but she only received vague answers in response, and a promise that she would grow accustomed to it over time. And so it began. What started as an excitement-filled journey, swiftly became a metaphoric and slightly-literal hell. She wasn't allowed to leave, wasn't allowed contact with her parents or any others she knew, wasn't allowed personal effects aside from the one she brought. On her birthdays and holidays, she was given recorded messages from her parents, a method of keeping her in good spirits by giving her something to look forward to. However, her education came first, and on the bright side it at least was centered around the aspects found most promising in her – her skills with technology. The longer she lived in the warmer climate, the more she grew accustomed to it, and her control over her powers grew. Even if they seemed to use the carrot and stick method largely – increasing the temperature when they flared up and letting her use them freely if she managed to do so in a responsible way – it was quite effective. She also learned about the things required to live in a galactic society – GalStandard, galactic law expected of all citizens to follow, off-world currency etc. And, years later, she was facing graduation and off-world placement. It was both a relief and a bit of depression. There was no ceremony, no seeing her parents even after the long years. She was immediately to be given a choice of systems that had societies she would fit well in and locations she could generally live in with no or little accommodation. She had grown accustomed to this now, and was arguably worse-off for it. But, at least she could be free to pursue what she wanted, to live where she'd like, as long as it was far away from her home. Though really no choice would be the best, she chose Alpha Centauri 2. The planet there had a cooler, rainy atmosphere, and it was a bit easier to find work there as the system was just out of the way enough from the rest of the Lon Republic, but close enough to be not inconveniencing if she needed to travel from the system. She left, and in time, grew to never look back on the place that forced this upon her. On her journey to Alpha Centauri, she was encouraged to learn languages and things of culture she would feel relevant to her need to make a life there. Instead, she chose to learn about any gathered information relating to Sol, a star system closest to her destination of Alpha Centauri 2. It didn't matter really – the beings which inhabited the planet she was going to spoke GalStandard and communicated via text to speech anyway. Though the information was limited, she learned a little bit about Earthfrom the intercepted Voyager 1 and Pioneer probes, and television broadcasts from Earth, learning some Japanese out of an interest in its culture. She took the name 'Yukiko', a Japanese name meaning 'Child of the Snow', to help dissociate herself from her planet and ease the transition, while having a name that fit her. Her government arranged with the local government for temporary housing in one of the space stations. She was assisted in using her technological skills to gain employment, however she was unhappy with where she was set up, and thus left to start her freelancing work, hopeful to eventually at least find a stable job in a place she'd like to live. Her swift work and calm, polite demeanor became a way to ensure she was always hired for freelance work, and that she would have enough money to keep food on the table and a roof over her head until she could find what she was looking for. She started light hero work while she was on the job, troubleshooting the issues a server farm was having in a small company. While she was repairing and rewiring, there was a small explosion, and fire broke out in the building a floor above her. The halon fire suppression systems failed to operate – a fact that was later discovered to be due to sabotage by a former employee who went on to start the fire – and was raging enough to place the entire building in danger. She wished to flee the building to protect herself, however there might be others in the building unable to escape or that were unconscious from the explosion. She was always taught by her parents that – if there is someone in need of help and you have the power to help them – you should. That you'd want them to do the same to you, and if you put yourself out there as one willing to take risks to help others you can be treated in kind. So, she nodded with a certain resolve and ran to the stairs. Knowing she was working for a tech company, she grabbed a large halon fire extinguisher from the server room's utility closet and donned a full oxygen mask and tank, hurrying upstairs. She opened the door. Fortunately, the emergency stairs for the building were located on the far side, so she wasn't met immediately by the raging inferno or taken aback by the smoke. She extended a hand that wasn't holding the extinguisher, causing the temperature in the office to plummet so that she may more safely-approach the fire. She took the extinguisher in both hands and carefully closed in, using it to put out the fire as she made a line for another part of the office. She made a quick sweep to make sure the floor was cleared – it usually was at this hour – and went down another set of stairs to the basement. She found the sabotaged console that regulated the building's halogen dispersal system, and made quick work of 'unlocking' it from the software's perspective. There was a distinct noise, as above her on the first floor, the fire was extinguished. Not wanting to be discovered on the scene lest it was thought she was the culprit, she made a quick retreat to the server room again, keeping the oxygen mask on and replacing the extinguisher. She was found by the fire department, and questioned outside the building about what she'd heard. Since then, she'd engaged in 'light' hero work whenever she found the opportunity, mostly concerning fire fighting or freezing criminals as they tried to make her escape. However, this work has not become a main aspect of her life. She still works freelance, still travels, still makes ends meet, still spends time with the local fauna. However, helping those in need in she can has helped to give her the bit of light her life needed, something to help put her anxiety over being away from home behind her.
  11. Knowledge: (Galactic Lore) DC 15: Yukiko is a creature from the planet Delta Cephei 3, an ice giant orbiting a binary star in the Cepheus constellation. DC 20: Yukiko is considered gifted for her knowledge of computer programming and repair, and has worked freelance since her arrival in Alpha Centauri 2 DC 25: Yukiko posesses ice powers and the ability to talk to animals, both of which are natural capabilities for a portion of her species. DC 30: Yukiko's ice powers are on a level above those usually found on her home planet - it is considered an unfavorable mutation by her government. DC 35: Yukiko's real name translates to 'Third Descendant of the Northern Glaciers'. Her mutation has placed her firmly on her government's blacklist, and she is considered 'Persona non Grata' in the Delta Cephei system. DC 40: Leilaurea itself has put her name through the process of 'Damnatio Memoriae' - the government has erased any history unrelated to ensuring she remains outside of the Delta Cephei system.
  12. 20q 1. Where is your hero from? Leilaurea, the third planet in the Delta Cephei system 2. How would your hero physically describe him/herself? Is this different from how others would? A mousey mammal with blue hair and eyes. Possibly. 3. Does your hero have distinguishing speech characteristics or recurring mannerisms? Not really. She tends to keep her hands in her pockets 4. What is your hero's motivation? Finding stability 5. What are your hero's greatest strengths and weaknesses? Patience and intelligence, physical limitations 6. What does your hero love? What does your hero hate? Computers and Ice Apples, Arid climates and high temperatres 7. How would you describe your character's mental and emotional state? Stable, perhaps some suppressed depression 8. What does your hero fear the most? Nothing 9. What is your character's greatest ambition? To find stability 10. How does your hero feel about the state of the world and his/her place in it? She prefers to think on a smaller scale since she isn't in a position to affect the universe in any meaningful way 11. Does your hero have any prejudices? How does he/she get along with others? Prejudiced of her own species due to their treatment of her, but she gets along well with others 12. Where do your heroes loyalties lie? In what order? Self, employers, parents, home. In that order 13. Does your hero have a lover or partner? How do they feel about the hero now? No 14. Does your hero have a family? What is the relationship there like? No 15. How would the people closest to your hero describe him or her? An intelligent, dilligent worker 16. Is your hero a role model? Possibly 17. How spiritual is your hero? Does your hero follow a relgious tradition? Not and no 18. Is your hero part of a team, or would he/she like to be? Why? No, maybe depending on if a team would need her 19. How does your hero feel about the place of metahumans and aliens on Earth? She *is* an alien 20. If you could give one piece of advice to your hero, what would it be? You'll find your place, in time
  13. Introduction Who are you? Sum yourself up in one sentence. Yukiko, a being from the planet Leilaurea Do you have any nicknames, street names, titles, or nom de plume? Yuki What is your full birth name? I'd prefer not to disclose that (But tranlating it from Leilaurean to GalStandard or English would be something with the equivalent meaning of 'Third Descendant of the Northern Glaciers') Where do you live? Motel to motel, ship to ship. How old are you? What year were you born (if applicable)? 23, according to the Sol calendar system. Physical Traits What is your gender? If not applicable, please explain. Female How would you describe your heritage? Nothing special.. How tall are you? 4'11'' by Sol standards of measure What is your body type? Thin Do you have any particular weaknesses, such as allergies or physical disabilities? Arid climates and high temperatures How do you carry yourself? Are you graceful, or heavy on your feet? Can you be stealthy, do you walk with confidence? Hands in pockets, average gait, average speed.. Describe your skin, eye, and hair color. Tan fur, blue eyes with a crystalized iris that looks like I have cataracts, blue hair.. How do you wear your hair, if applicable? Do you have facial hair? Long, carefully-cut with minor stylization Do you consider yourself attractive? Do others? That's an odd question.. I suppose so, and I'm sure others might..? Do you have any scars, tattoos, piercings, or birthmarks? Ear piercings seemed like a nice touch to help fit in Do you resemble anyone famous? Not that I'm aware of Do you have a dominant hand? No What kind of clothing do you wear? My fur helps to insulate so I don't particularly need to, but I wear some light jewelry, a simple shirt.. hoodie and jeans. Do you wear makeup? Do they make makeup for fur? What is your vocal range? Is your voice distinctive in some way? I'm afraid I don't quite understand the question, so I don't know.. Do you have any distinctive habits, nervous tics, or mannerisms? Where did they come from, and what causes them? Do other people notice and remark on these habits? Do they annoy you or other people? Hm, yes. I always try to cool the room a fair bit when I enter. It helps me feel more comfortable. Usually when I work it's not a problem - the temperature is good for electronics, you see - but I suppose I can see how some might dislike it.. History Where do you come from? A small town on the planet of Leilaurea. Or, as it's more-widely-known, Delta Cephei 3 Have you made any major moves, or do you live in your hometown? Yes, I moved from my home planet into space. Do you feel loyal to your country of citizenship? Do you consider yourself patriotic? How do you feel about the government of your country? I suppose I have a soft spot for home even if I've been.. displaced How do you feel about the place you come from? Well it's nice I suppose. I miss it. Where is your home town? What was/is it like? It's in the northern hemisphere of Leilaurea. It's small, quiet.. a population of about fifteen thousand the last time I was there. Growing up, were most of the people you knew similar to you, or were you somehow a minority? How did that affect you? A lot of them were similar. Some were quite taller, others bore similar appearances to the cervus canadensis or lepus curpaeums, but bipedal. A lot of them were like me. Everything was well until.. well, my powers manifested. Then things went.. downhill. Is there something you've always been really good at or really bad at? How has that affected your life? Hm.. yes. Controlling ice. Making it from the moisture in the air, carving things from it, creating living creatures. It's a blessing and a curse. In my schooling I also found I had a small gift with working with computers, which helps keep me employed. Were there any traumatic experiences in your early years (death of a family member, abandonment, orphaned at an early age)? High-stress situations used to make my abilities manifest destructively. It was a small town, they didn't know how to handle it. Fortunately I learned how to control it. Briefly describe a defining moment in your childhood and how it influenced your life. When my powers manifested, I'd inadvertently covered my school and everyone in it, in ice. That's when I learned both that I was of the percentage of the population that could manifest these powers and - unfortunately - that it placed me in the upper echelon. What stupid things did you do when you were younger? Not any, really. My parents did their best to raise me and I grew up in a nice town. Even if I wanted to get into trouble, there wasn't much trouble to get into. Where did you go to school? How much school did you have, and did you enjoy it? I went to school in my hometown. When my powers manifested I was transferred to a large city's specialized colege where I learned to control my abilities and the knowledge I'd need to function off-world. I suppose it was pleasant enough, but the thought of the looming displacement.. it made the college years a little hard to handle. Do you have any mementos of your childhood? What are they, and why did you keep them? If you have none, why not? No. I wasn't allowed to take them with me. I only have a necklace my mother gave me for my fourteenth birthday. When did you decide to become a hero? Why? Did anyone influence you one way or another in the decision? I didn't 'decide' to be a hero, really. Computer repair and upgrades is a stable job, but I suppose if someone needs help, I should help them if I'm able. It's the right thing to do, and it helps to never be rusty on my power control. Is the reason you give people for becoming a hero different than your real reason? If so, why? No, not really.. Do you have any deep, dark secrets in the past that may come back to haunt you? Not that I can recall.. Do you represent yourself as being different from who you really are? Why? I mostly keep to myself. I just want to life a nice, stable, normal life. If you do have these secrets, what do you fear would happen if the truth became known? How far would you go to protect those secrets? Next question Do you have any sort of criminal record? If so, is it public knowledge? No. Technically the only record I'm on is that of my own government's due to my abilities. Family What are your biological parents' names? 'Second Son of the Western Accord' and 'Second Descendant of the Northern Glaciers', the English and GalStandard equivalents. Were you raised by them? If not, please explain and describe who raised you. Yes What was their standing in the community? What did/do they do for a living? My father and my mother both had powers similar to my own, though not at my level's. They would work together to create and maintain structures in the town. Where are your parents now? Still in the same town, I believe Did your family stay in one area or move around a lot? They stayed in the same area How did you get along with their parents? How do you get along with them now (if applicable). I used to get along with them. When my abilities manifested.. well.. How do your parents view you now, or how would they? They've disowned me Do you have any siblings? If so how many and what are their names? Describe your relationship with them. No What was your birth order in the family? Next question Where are your siblings now (if applicable)? Do they have families of their own? What do they do? Next question Do you stay in touch with them or have you become estranged? Move on please Do you love or hate one member of the family in particular? I only ever knew my parents. I never met my grandparents on either side - I suppose they weren't close, but I suppose I was closest with my mother. Is any member of the family special to you in any way (perhaps, as a confidant, mentor, or arch-rival)? My mother used to be, but.. Are there any black (or white) sheep in the family (including you)? If so, please explain. I suppose they'd see me as a black sheep. Those with my level of ability usually are considered as such. Do you have a notorious or celebrated ancestor? If so, please explain, including how it has affected your life. I don't know my ancestors Do you have a partner and children currently? If so, please describe them. No If you do not have a partner or children, do you want them someday? How firm are you in your opinion on this, and what might change your mind? I suppose I might, but it could be.. hard. Mostly due to incompatible biology and a lack of my knwoledge of the presence of others like me off-world. What type of person would be your ideal mate? Oh.. someone kind. Preferrably with a body temperature of fifty degrees or lower at least, with compatible biology. Relationships Do you have any close friends? If so, please describe them, and how you came to be close to them. I used to. But, not anymore. Do you have a best friend? If so, how did they become your best friend? How close are you to your best friend? No, not anymore. If you were to go missing, who would worry about you? I'd like to hope my parents might, but I doubt it now. I'm sure some of my former employers would. Have you lost any loves? If so, how did it happen, and what did you do? No Do you have any bitter enemies? If so, please describe them and their history with you. No.. If you have enemies, how do you think they might attempt to work against you in the future? Next question What is the worst thing someone has done to you? My government forcefully relocated me off-world after my education was completed. Does that count? Where do your loyalties lie? In what order? Myself, my employers, my parents, my home. In that order. Who or what do you trust the most? Why? I trust myself. Soemtimes it's the best and only person you can trust Who or what do you despise? Why? My home's laws, because of the results What qualities do you admire most in other people? Are these qualities you possess? Valor, kindness, strength of character. I'd like to think I have those qualities in myself. What qualities do you hate most in other people? Do you have any of those qualities? Closed-mindedness, spitefulnesss. I might. Do you have a secret identity? If so, who knows it? Do you hide it from people who are close to you? Why? No Do you work well on teams and in groups? Are you a leader or a follower? I never have before, outside of work. I'd like to think I can fit whatever role I need to. Are you on a super team? If so, how do you get along with your comrades? Do you trust them, or do you have secrets from them? No Are you a member of any church, fraternal organization, club, committee, political party, or other group? How much time do you spend on that? No Personality & Beliefs Who are your heroes? I don't have heroes anymore. Did you ever become disillusioned with former heroes or idols? If so, why and what were the circumstances? Yes, when I was forced off-world Do you like being a hero? If so, what is the most rewarding part? If not, what makes you keep doing it? I don't know if I'd describe myself as a hero, I just like to help where help is needed, if I can. it's the right thing to do. Is there anything that would make you give up hero work, or even switch sides? I'd give it up if I found complete stability. A stable job, a stable life, a stable partner.. What are your short term goals (what would you like to be doing within a year)? I'd like to find a stable job What are your long term goals (what would you like to be doing twenty years from now)? I'd like to find a stable partner, and a stable home. Maybe.. a small, icy moon that's been terraformed to support life. What is your greatest fear? Why? What do you do when something triggers this fear? I have no fears. it was part of my schooling, something they would always drill in. 'Fear is a form of weakness one cannot afford when operating on a galactic scale. You may be witness to sights you'd never have imagined. Creatures you never could have thought possible. If you let fear overtake reason, you might not live to see tomorrow.' Is there anything you would give you life for? My ideals How do you feel about money and material wealth? Do you desire it or disdain it? Are you miserly with what you have, or do you like to share? Is it a mark of success, or a means to an end? I desire it, since I live paycheck to paycheck, and with it I am miserly. Living off-world means I need to take care of myself, and any dwelling I'd like to make permanent needs appropriate modifications to it. How do you generally treat others? Well Are you a trusting person? Has your trust ever been abused? Somewhat and yes Are you introverted (shy and withdrawn) or extroverted (outgoing)? Do you have a lot of self-confidence? Introverted. I prefer to keep to myself. My self-confidence may appear low, but it shines when it comes down to my work. How do you act around attractive, available members of your preferred sex? I don't know, I haven't really met one. I seek biological compatibility first, then I consider appearance. What are your most annoying habits? Ice puns and terrible jokes in general. The more stressful the situation, the worse the jokes. Do you feel contempt for any general category of people? Who are they, and why? Slight contempt for my own people due to my treatment. What is your favorite food? Do you prefer any particular type of food? Do you take the time to enjoy your food, or do you eat as fast as you can? Frost Apples from my home planet were always my favorite. They easily rot at temperatures above 50 degrees farenheit so it's rather hard to get my hands on them due to their price. However, if I get my hands on them, I enjoy them. What is your favorite drink (alcoholic or otherwise)? Bombay Sapphire dry gin. My preferred cocktail is a Bombay Sapphire Bramble. What is your favorite treat (dessert)? I consider Ice Apples to be a treat in and of itself, but frozen desserts that incorporate them are nice. Are there any specific foodstuffs that you find disgusting or refuse to eat? 'Hot' foods. What is your favorite color? Are there any colors you dislike? Pale blue, it reminds me of home. Not particularly on the hatred. What sort of music do you like? Is there any that you hate? I learned to play the piano. it's hard to find a place that *doesn't* have a similar instrument. If you have a favorite scent, what is it? Frost Apple Pie Do you have a favorite animal? The vulpus legopus What is your most treasured possession? Why? My necklace, as it's a gift from my mother Do you enjoy "roughing it", or do you prefer your creature comforts? Roughing it becomes easer when you can craft your own small dwelling and furniture, so I have no strong preference Is there a job or a task you would absolutely refuse to do? Work in hot places such as alloy mills Do you consider yourself a spiritual person? If so, how do your beliefs affect your life?How important is it to you? No. Spirituality was never a strong point in my civilization. It was always concordance with nature, and education Was your faith influenced or molded by anyone special? Next question If you belong to a religious organization, how often do you attend? Do you have a specific place of worship, or friends within the organization? How much do you agree with the beliefs of your organization? Move on, please Could you kill? Have you killed? I could if I needed to. I haven't because I haven't needed to What circumstances led to you forming that conviction, or taking that action? Homicide in self-defense only seems natural Are there circumstances under which you believe it is permissible to kill? What are they? Self-defense, or, where the continued life of the person would serve as a detriment to society, the world or greater as a whole How would you react to watching someone kill another person? Would your reaction be different if the killer was a friend or an enemy of yours? I suppose it would begin with confusion, and it might be different depending on the context.. How would you react if something important was stolen from you? There's only one thing important to me, and I'd go through Hell or high water to get it back How would you react to public humiliation? I'd flee, uproot my life and move somewhere else How would you react if a good friend or relative were purposely or accidentally killed? Has it happened to you? I don't know honestly, and it never has What do you consider to be the worst crime someone could commit and why? Is betrayal a crime? It should be.. If your life were to end in 24 hours, what five things would you do in those remaining hours? I'd arrange to be placed in suspended animation until such a time that I could be brought back, attempt to contact my parents, write a will, have it notarized and drink. In that order. Career & Training Do you have any special training in your hero skills? If so, where and how did you get it? Tehcnically, yes, from my college Who taught you the most about your heroing abilities? What was your relationship with that person? My professors, and it was strictly business Do you have any particularly unusual skills? How did you acquire them? My ice powers, which are genetic Do you do something besides hero work for a living? Have you ever done anything else, or do you plan to? I do freelance computer repair and upgrading. If my skills improve, I hope to write and sell my own software. Perhaps start a software company. What is your preferred combat style? Ranged support Have you ever received any awards or honours? No What skill areas would you like most to improve in? Is there anything you can't do that you wish desperately you could? I suppose I'd love to learn more of the business sector so I could make informed investments. And I wish I could live in more *diverse* climates. How do you act around people who are more skilled than you in areas you'd like to improve? Are you jealous, or do you try and learn? I suppose I act as I would around anyone else, and try to improve Lifestyle & Hobbies What is a normal day for you? How do you feel when something interrupts this routine? I wake up, I check my email for job offers, I eat, I go to work, I come home, I spend time with the local fauna, I practice the piano, and have a meal and drink before bed. And, I suppose it's annoying - nobody likes to have their routine upset Do you have any hobbies, or interests outside hero work? What are they, and where did you pick them up? I like to spend time with animals. When I found my powers extended to even those off my planet it became a nice hobby. I don't know where I picked it up, I've just always had a special way with them. I think it might be a common thing on my homeworld. I also like playing the piano, a skill I began learning at a young age as my parents wished for me to be well-rounded. What do you do for fun? I study computer repair and programming, and spend time with animals. And a little bit of piano, if I have the time. Do you have a costume? What does it look like? No How do you normally dress when not in costume? I don't have a costume but.. well, a blue hoodie, a blue shirt underneath, jeans, shoes, glasses.. What do you wear to bed most nights? Nothing Do you wear any special jewelry? What is it, and what does it look like? My necklace is a string of what might be considered 'blue pearl'. Do you have a special place where you keep your valuables? Around my neck What's your preferred means of local travel? How about long distance? I typically can't ice slide through cities, so I use public transport. Through space, space taxis Miscellaneous Have you ever made a will, or tried to make arrangements for your death? What provisions did you make? I've considered it. I want to be placed in stasis before or after my death until such a time that I may be revived or healed If your features were to be destroyed beyond recognition, is there any other way of identifying your body? Dental records and other biological means I suppose What would you like to be remembered for after your death? I've not done anything worth remembering I suppose.. so.. Do you believe you pose a threat to the public? Why or why not? Since learning to control my powers, no. Not anymore. My home world's government and population at large would disagree What do you perceive as your greatest strength? My patience What do you perceive as your greatest weakness? My weakness to certain temperatures or climates As a player, if you could, what advice would you give your character? Speak as if he/she were sitting right here in front of you. Use proper tone so they might heed your advice... "Chill out. I haven't been banned from Earth maybe, but it's a big universe out there. You'll find your place if you keep working at it."
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    Yukiko

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  15. It's always the small numbers I seem to miss when I make small adjustments, but it's fixed. And just to be extra-sure, I went through and double-checked everything on the post, against everything on my sheet.
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