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  1. "I am sorry for your loss, he did you and your ancestors proud, I only hope I can come close to doing as much good as he did.", with a nod then at the young woman's words he switched back to English, it was clear he had a lot of practice with his Dakani, if she didn't know better she'd have thought he was a native,"Mr Frost, sorry about the language switch. We will continue in English...." What was he to think of this, the Russian had faked an accent, the White Lion's granddaughter had faked being normal, and in the end he didn't feel suspicious just amused,"So what is the real point of all this deception, am I actually trying to join the Auxiliary or is this something like hazing?" He had thought that was something college kids do, not Super heroes trying to get taken seriously,"If it's real is there any other questions?"
  2. Okay changed the Defensive Roll 5 to Defensive Roll 2, Enhanced Con 2, Will Save +1 so same points but improves my fort and will save by 1 as well when using that array. Chopped out Sleep and Starvation/Thirst and just had him immune to aging because he's 300+
  3. The fact that the Coffee in Frost's hand was freezing as he was watching didn't even register in John's mind as Elizabeth drops the White Lion, and her apparent relationship to him into the conversation. A long awkward silent rose and then the Black Mamba cleared his throat and shook his head,"Have you spoken to your...to the White Lion recently?" This was how they knew so much, she had an inside track, a small smile curled his lips inside his helmet before he switched to the Dakani language. "Your Grandfather is the reason I am here, I met him twice, fought him twice and he told me two things. One of those is that I had more to offer the world than what I did, that I was a good person and should focus on that." he chuckled, the noise resonating over the speakers as the chair creaked under the weight of his armor and him,"He also beat me rather handily twice...is he still active?"
  4. Black Mamba straightened as Liz spoke, a sudden realization hit him, he was not alone and perhaps this was why he'd come here? He didn't want to be alone as he didn't get older? He wanted to leave a legacy after the legacy most people think they leave, their children, was gone. These thoughts were whirling around his head as Frost spoke again and it took him a moment to gather his thoughts and he nodded,"They are aware that the Black Mamba and I are one and the same yes." He shrugged,"It's been a family secret for a long time now."
  5. Dara Tiagara Power Level: 10 (150/150PP) Unspent Power Points: 0 Trade-Offs: +2 Attack / +2 Damage In Brief: Runaway Elven Prince with a borrowed relic trying to prove he's a hero. Catchphrase: The sound of silence is always something to be afraid of. Theme: (Optional) A theme song for the character. Alternate Identity: Darryn Garret (Public) Birthplace: Kingdom of Uithuan, in the Elven Mystical Dimension Residence: Lantern Hill Base of Operations: Dimensional Hideaway Occupation: Affiliations: Family: High King Entuk (Angry Father), High Prince Otzar (Rightful Heir to the living steel weapons), Ex-Queen Reta (Dara's mother and a powerful sorceress) Description: Age: 321 (DoB: Year 14th Year of the Waxing Blood Moon....1967) Apparent Age: 22 Gender: Male Ethnicity: Elven Height: 6ft Weight: 180lb Eyes: Golden Hair: Black With long black hair, pale alabaster skin and golden irises Dara doesn't look human, his long pointed ears and features that are just a little off the human norm, which would be because he's an Elf, from another dimension and this is clear in his weapons and armor as well as his body. Along his neck, arms, chest back and legs he has golden, silver, red and blue runes that glow when he has magic flowing through them, this is seldom on display as Dara usually is wearing the armor of Anath Raema or has his real appearance covered by the powers of the Torc of Seraphon. The Armor is made of leather, died black and worn over a black gambeson that flows down to his knees, red runes are scribed on the lames of the black leather, a pair of black leather bracers with living steel worked into the leather in the shape of a tree in them, the living steel is covered in fine golden runes that allows Dara to manipulate the magic within as needed for his defense. Soft black leather boots and pants complete the ensemble with red highlights, blue and silver runes in place to place where he has enchanted the armor or clothing. A dulled platinum Torc wraps around the back of his neck, two dragons meeting in the center, the one with sapphire eyes, the other with onyx, many, many small runes decorate the surface of the torc. Most of them are much, much older than the runes on Dara's other equipment and seem almost faded by use, but is simply the affect of the lacquer made from living steel painted over it to allow Dara to continue to add more magical runes to it and enhance it's considerable power even further although, only three new runes have been added thus far, one right at the back of his neck and one behind each of the dragons heads that meet at his pale throat. He is tall and walks with grace that is almost inhuman, with the Spear of Drannach in his left hand he looks the consummate warrior and ready for battle, it's length of living steel crusted with runes of silver, gold and blue, a black and red leather handhold sits in the center covered in gold and silver runes and seems to fit in Dara's hand almost as if it's part of his body, when he is in battle the living steel seems to almost flow like liquid as the weapon changes from spear, to sword and bow, normally when not in battle he carries it in it's star thrower mode which is essentially just the black and red leather handle with enough of an opening for the storm of slivers of living steel to whir out and makes it the most compact for carrying. History: Dara is the second son of High King Entuk, ruler of Uithuan, and Entuk's second wife Lady Reta. All was well when Dara was born, King Entuk's succession was secure with Dara's half-brother Otzar already a more than two centuries old and Dara was really an indulgence in a royal family after Entuk's first wife died of a strange disease that the court physicians had been unable to cure. The Kingdom of Uithuan is found in the Elven mystical dimension and is something of an outcast in the firmness with which they cling to their magic and the trees they breed made of living steel that responds to the thoughts of those who are of the right bloodline, they are outcast because...well...they are dimensional pirates and raid other dimsensions for the resources they can't provide themselves. Their flying ships look like they've stepped out of Earth's viking times after being allowed to stew in the mind of a fantasy author of some repute as they attack people with swords, bows and magic. Otzar was a natural loving the life of a raider, enjoying slipping in stealing what he could get and slipping back out, fighting was fun and death something seldom thought of. Dara was different he was more introverted and interested in pursing the magical connection between his family and the living steel. His mother, a powerful sorceress and more than a little power hungry, encouraged this as there were secrets she could not get to because her bloodline was not as pure as that of the King and his children. Dara had to undergo his rites of passage and participated in his fair share of raids once he reached his first century but he hated the stealing, killing and fighting although he displayed more than a little talent for it he just didn't want to get taken away from his studies because his mother made him think he was learning things to lead to the betterment of the Uithuan Elves. Of course it was all a plot, and when Dara uncovered the secret to growing the living steel trees, a strange power source that converted seemingly normal trees to living steel and was somehow tied to the Uithuan Royal bloodline his mother moved. Encouraging him to study it further and find ways to control it for those with..well..less royal blood like her. Her husband became aware of her plot, or at least part of it, and divorced Reta but was unaware of how polticially connected she had become. He couldn't exile her without a civil war springing up and couldn't deny Dara's skill at manipulating the power source and the trees so a kind of cold war ensued where his father and mother warred for control of him all while Etun was trying to feed Otzar every scrap he could find of Dara's work so he could use it too. Dara, a little naive even at 200 years of age, figured the power source and he were the problem and that the land of Uithuan would be happier if he departed did what he thought was best. He stole the power source and fled into the other dimensions, for the last 120 years he has been leaping from dimension to dimension hiding the power source and looking for a world with enough 'static' to hide the power source from the prying spells of the King and his mother. He has finally found it, or so he thinks, on planet Earth. The planet itself seems to hum with a similar resonance to that of the power source and hides it better than anywhere else it resides in his dimensional home hidden in the folds of the dimensions around Earth invisible from all the Elven eyes looking for him..at least for now as he slipped from Dimension and dimension he learned that not all people and races were as bad as his own, and once he got to Earth he learned that there were heros, many of them, and he had the skills necessary to fight evil, as long as his family never found out. With all the static they'd be fine. Personality & Motivation: Dara prefers time alone with his studies but more and more he has been driven out, first into the world of war and raiding by his race, then by his father and mother into the world of politics and plotting and finally by his decision, motivated by his mother, to steal the power source and flee. He is stubborn and focused but has lived in a darker society most of his life so he is aware of, and happy to use, cunning and guile to achieve his goals. Right now he has to find away to make sure the source stays hidden and his family stays away from the relatively peaceful people of Earth. Powers & Tactics: Dara prefers to observe from the shadows first, using his speed and concealment to get into positions to watch what is going on as he travels around Freedom City. His ability to impersonate almost anyone with his Torc allows him to get close to the planners, and brainiacs who put together the evil plots, plans and doomsday devices and then he has the right weapon to end their plan everytime. A bow for range, a sword that can cut through anything, a rain of shuriken shaped slivers of metal to wear down the biggest crowds of minions and a spear that can weaken his toughest opponent. All while he's magic keeps him out of range and healthy enough to keep on fighting. Power Descriptions: Spear of Drannach: it's length of living steel crusted with runes of silver, gold and blue, a black and red leather handhold sits in the center covered in gold and silver runes and seems to fit in Dara's hand almost as if it's part of his body, when he is in battle the living steel seems to almost flow like liquid as the weapon changes from spear, to sword and bow, normally when not in battle he carries it in it's star thrower mode which is essentially just the black and red leather handle with enough of an opening for the storm of slivers of living steel to whir out and makes it the most compact for carrying. The spear glows with a dull red length as it absorbs the life force of those Dara fights, the sword seems almost ordinary if not for the almost microscopic silver and gold runes that run along the very edge, making that edge sharp as anything in creation. The bow, recurved steel arms, fires living steel arrows that bend int he air to find their target, the silver shiruken released on the storm of stars bend in the air curving towards the places that Dara wishes them to go. All of them leave traces of their magic behind in the wounds they cause, making them heal ever so slowly defying magical means of healing. Armor of Anath Raema: Armor is made of leather, died black and worn over a black gambeson that flows down to his knees, red runes are scribed on the lames of the black leather, a pair of black leather bracers with living steel worked into the leather in the shape of a tree in them, the living steel is covered in fine golden runes that allows Dara to manipulate the magic within as needed for his defense. Soft black leather boots and pants complete the ensemble with red highlights, blue and silver runes in place to place where he has enchanted the armor or clothing. The metal bands in the wrist are used to deflect bows and the magic enables him to survive in any climate and, more importantly, shift his fighting style to suit his foe. Torc of Seraphon: A dulled platinum Torc wraps around the back of his neck, two dragons meeting in the center, the one with sapphire eyes, the other with onyx, many, many small runes decorate the surface of the torc. Most of them are much, much older than the runes on Dara's other equipment and seem almost faded by use, but is simply the affect of the lacquer made from living steel painted over it to allow Dara to continue to add more magical runes to it and enhance it's considerable power even further although, only three new runes have been added thus far, one right at the back of his neck and one behind each of the dragons heads that meet at his pale throat. At it's most basic the torc's magic absorbs some of the force of the blows, leaving glowing runes crackling just above the source of the impact when the rune behind the back of his neck glows it covers changes his shape making him look like any humanoid he can imagine. The rune behind the onyx eyed dragon doesn't glow, it seems to absorb light as it hides him from sight and hearing of almost anyone who wishes to find or hunt Dara. Finally the rune behind the sapphire eyed dragon glows when he reaches into his dimensional storage to retrieve something or send it into storage. Runic Tattoos: Along his neck, arms, chest back and legs he has golden, silver, red and blue runes that glow when he has magic flowing through them. Gold and silver glow as he knits his flesh and bones back together, getting him ready for yet another battle. The red and blue, more often glowing, allow him to move faster than many horses and leap 60 feet high in a single bound, add to that his ability to run straight up walls and always land on his feet and he is a mobile warrior indeed....and not a single track is left behind as he runs. Complications: Royal Blood: Dara's bloodline is steeped in magic, his blood allows him to control the trees of living steel and the weapons and artifacts made of living steel. It is also very interesting to anyone researching magical things, needing something to control or alter living steel and generally anyone with any skill in Knowledge (Arcane Lore) or Cosmology. Mama knows best: A powerful sorceress, politician Reta has manipulated the Elven court for ages, and although at the moment she has what she wants, the power source out of the hands of the Uithuan bloodline and in the hands of her son she's been grooming for just this reason it all fell apart when Dara ran away. She searches for him, even as she tries to prepare politically for when she finds him and brings him back to take the throne of Uithuan so she can manipulate it from behind the scenes. Her agents scour the dimensions for signs of her son and where he has hidden the power source. Daddy's boy: Etun is also looking for him, but has settled on the fact that if he can lock up Dara to provide his brother with information on the living steel it would suit him very well. He's agents are also looking for Dara, perhaps with a little less subtlety as they wish to kidnap him and the power source, preferably without the old Queen knowing. Brotherly love: Otzar has seen a more direct way to solve the problem. Kill Dara and his problems are resolved or so he thinks. With that in mind he has hired many and multiple bounty hunters to run through the dimensions looking for Dara and kill him...although Otzar's resources are far less than Etun and Reta he still has a fair amount of sway and has been in more dimensions than most...his minions reach is long. Mystical Power Source: The power source in question is in fact sentient, although no one is aware of it, and is also manipulating Dara, it has plans for Freedom City of it's own. The problem is it thinks in centuries rather than minutes and it's plans are slow and subtle as it tries to arrange whatever mystical meeting it has planned on the planet it has finally landed on. I'm an Alien, an illegal Alien: Although he has managed to manufacture a disguise for himself he fits very badly on Earth. He has little to know understanding of the vast bureaucracy that is a government and even less understanding of the technology that surrounds him now providing the static he sought. He regularly struggles to navigate the needed systems to obtain things legally, or even shop at a mall or use a cellphone. Abilities: 0 + 10 + 6 + 0 + 4 + 0 = 20PP Strength: 10 (+0) Dexterity: 20 (+5) Constitution: 16 (+3) Intelligence: 10 (+0) Wisdom: 14 (+2) Charisma: 10 (+0) Combat: 12 + 8 = 20PP Initiative: +17 Attack: +6 Base, +12 with the Spear of Drannach Array Defense: +10 (+4 Base, +5 Dodge Focus, +1 Defensive Bracers), +2 Flat-Footed (+5 When using Defensive Roll) Grapple: +11 Knockback: -5 Saving Throws: 3 + 6 + 3 = 12 PP Toughness: +10 (+3 Con, +7 Protection) (+15 When using Defensive Roll option in Array) Fortitude: +6 (+3 Con, +3) (+7 When using Defensive Roll Array) Reflex: +11 (+5 Dex, +6) Will: +5 (+2 Wis, +3) (+6 When using Defensive Roll Array) Skills: 116R = 29PP Acrobatics 8 (+13) Bluff 8 (+8) Concentration 8 (+10) Diplomacy 8 (+8) Escape Artist 8 (+13) Intimidate 8 (+8) Knowledge (Arcane Lore) 8 (+8) Knowledge (Cosmology) 8 (+8) Language (Native: Elven, English) 1 Notice 11 (+13) Search 8 (+8) Sense Motive 8 (+10) Slight of Hand 8 (+13) Stealth 8 (+13) Survival 8 (+10) Feats: 15 PP Blind Fight Elusive Target Evasion 2 Grappling Finesse Hide in Plain Sight Improved Initiative 3 Instant Up Power Attack Move by Attack Quick Draw Uncanny Dodge (Vision) Equipment 1 Equipment: 1PP = 5EP Dimensional Pocket Home - Seraphon's Humble Hideout - 5 EP Toughness 10 +1 EP Tiny -1 EP Sealed - Pocket Dimension, dimensional travel for others than the owner of the Torc +1 EP Library +1 EP Living Space +1 EP Power System +1 EP Magical Laboratory +1 EP Powers: 3 + 1 + 16 +18 +8 + 4 = 50PP Super Senses 1 (Elven Senses; Danger Sense (Hearing), Ultravision, Hearing Accurate) 3 PP (Racial Ability) Immunity 1 Immunity (Aging) 1 PP (Racial Trait) Runic Tattoos 8 (15 PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 1) [16 PP] (Elven Runic Magic) BE: Healing 7 (Extras: Action (Standard Action);Flaws: Self Only; Feats: Persistent) [15 AP] AP: Super Movement (Speed 3 [50 MPH, 210 ft per round], Leaping 4 [x25 (250', 125', 60')], Wallcrawling 2, Safefall 1, Trackless 1) [15 AP] Device 5 (Spear of Drannach; 25 PP Container; Flaws: Easy-to-lose) 18 PP (Magical Item) Weapons Array 11(20 PP Array; Feats: Alternate power, Accurate 3, Restricted: Elven Blood, Incurable) 25 DP DBE: Damage 8 (Spear of Drannach; Feats: Extended Reach) linked Drain (Constitution) 10 (Feats: Extended Reach) [20 DP] DAP: Damage 8 (Sword of Kelthrai; Extras: Penetrating 10; Feats: Precise) [20DP] DAP: Blast 8 (Bow of Uraithen; Feats: Homing, Improved Range 3 [800' increment, 800' range]) [20 DP] DAP: Damage 8 (Thrown Blades; Extras: Autofire; Feats: Extended Reach 3, Precise) [20 DP] Device 2 (Torc of Seraphon; 10 PP Container; Flaws: Hard-to-lose) 8 PP (Magic) Magic Array 3.5 (7 PP Array; Feats: Alternate Powers 3) [10 PP] DBE: Protection 7 [7DP] DAP : Morph 3 (Infiltration Masks; Any Humanoid Feats: Clothing affected) [7 DP] DAP : Concealment 6 (Fade into the Shadows; All Visual 4, All Hearing 2; Flaws: Blending; Feats: Close Range) [7 DP] DAP : Dimensional Pocket 1 (Dimensional Storage; Feats: Progressive 5 [5000lbs]) [7 DP] Device 2 (Armor of Anath Raema; 10 PP Container; Flaws: Hard-to-lose) 4 PP (Magic) Shield 1 (Defensive Bracers) 1DP Immunity (Heat, Cold, Poison) 3 DP Array 2.5 (5 PP Array; Alternate Power 1) [6 DP] DBE: Enhanced Trait 5 (Dodge Focus 5) DAP: Enhanced Trait 5 (Defensive Roll 2, Enhanced Constitution 2, Will Save +1) Drawbacks: (-0) + (-0) = -0PP DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC 10 Toughness Damage Spear of Drannach +5ft DC 18 Toughness Damage linked +5ft DC 20 Fort Save Drain linked Sword of Karathrai Touch DC 18 Toughness Damage, Penetrating 10 Bow of Uraithen 800' DC 18 Toughness Damage, Homing Storm of Blades +15ft DC 18 Toughness Damage, Autofire, Precise Totals: Abilities (20) + Combat (20) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (29) + Feats (15) + Powers (54) - Drawbacks (0) = 150/150 Power Points
  6. An armored suit was not made to slump forward, but somehow Akhona had built in enough mobility to achieve even this emotion and then a shrug, she really was a good mechanic,"I don't age anymore, I've stopped for sometime. My wife, my children, they will all die and leave me behind. The least I can do is make sure the time I spend with them is safe, that they can walk the city and not worry. There was a time when all I cared about was the fun of the chase and the money I got paid. I suddenly have all eternity hanging before me...and the fear of nothing to fill it. I was saved by a hero during the Terminus invasion, and I realized I could do that too better than most." Straightening he shrugged again,"I just want something to turn to that will be worthwhile when all is said and done and I've buried my family. It's going to happen..." And maybe then he'd meet someone who would be strong enough to end him, a small bitter smile curled up under his helmet, unlikely but you never knew. Shaking his head he added,"Sorry, that went deeper than I had anticipated."
  7. John blinked and shook his head,"So a secret identity is out of the question then?" He frowned, not sure how he felt about all of that,"What's next you read my mind to make sure I'm not a shapeshifting brainsucker from space? It's not like they couldn't assume the form of a human to fool the interview? This seems a little weird, I thought this was a voluntary position where I went to help people. I'm not even getting paid and you're wanting to put me through a medical?" He tilted his metallic helmet, looking to the actual person doing the interview,"I thought that I was going to get assigned a baby sitter...not subjected to mind reading, body probes and identity revelations? I want to keep my family safe, that means I need to keep this city safe, I thought being a member of the Auxiliary would allow me to do both and be officially recognized."
  8. Black Mamba sat back, a sigh echoing inside of his helmet and over his speakers for the other two to hear, this hadn't lasted long. Deep dark secret out in less than a minute, why had he thought this was going to be a good idea? He glanced over at Frost, suddenly aware of why he was there. His brain brought him to a screeching halt though, they hadn't actually accused him of anything yet. They hadn't linked it to Rooivalk yet, at least not verbally, then the rest of the question hit him and he paused some more. So they were aware, but they seemed to be more concerned with his physical fitness than his moral compass? Interesting.... Shrugging, an interesting thing to do in a battlesuit,"I have kept myself fit enough, is this a test with or without the armor? Because I don't plan on doing anything without the armor while I work for you...for the League." That had started to sound a little to much like a contract,"What I mean is I won't be a danger to anyone that I'm helping."
  9. Black Mamba settled into his chair, his gaze turned so his one good eye could cover both of them as best he could, as he waited information started to appear on his screen. Comrade Frost, liaison to the Freedom League from the People's Hero's. A Russian superhero, apparently he has control over ice or cold. What are you doing? Ignoring your wife was never a good thing to do but with a thought he shut the communication down, shuffling a little in his chair he waited for the African American woman to start. He hoped she wasn't going to make him keep waiting longer, he was more of an action oriented person and waiting like this killed him, especially with the little blinky light letting him know he had messages from Akhona.
  10. Hey @Avenger Assembled I think in the future I will take you up on this I want to get through Tiff's thread to figure out how he fits in the Auxiliary and then work it out from there. In the meantime I can work on my second character...and possibly a third, since my games elsewhere are committing Harakiri
  11. Second Character PL 10 - WIP Dara Tiagara Power Level: 10 (150/150PP) Unspent Power Points: 0 Trade-Offs: +2 Attack / +2 Damage In Brief: Runaway Elven Prince with a borrowed relic trying to prove he's a hero. Catchphrase: The sound of silence is always something to be afraid of. Theme: (Optional) A theme song for the character. Alternate Identity: Darryn Garret (Public) Birthplace: Kingdom of Uithuan, in the Elven Mystical Dimension Residence: Lantern Hill Base of Operations: Dimensional Hideaway Occupation: Affiliations: Family: High King Entuk (Angry Father), High Prince Otzar (Rightful Heir to the living steel weapons), Ex-Queen Reta (Dara's mother and a powerful sorceress) Description: Age: 321 (DoB: Year 14th Year of the Waxing Blood Moon....1967) Apparent Age: 22 Gender: Male Ethnicity: Elven Height: 6ft Weight: 180lb Eyes: Golden Hair: Black With long black hair, pale alabaster skin and golden irises Dara doesn't look human, his long pointed ears and features that are just a little off the human norm, which would be because he's an Elf, from another dimension and this is clear in his weapons and armor as well as his body. Along his neck, arms, chest back and legs he has golden, silver, red and blue runes that glow when he has magic flowing through them, this is seldom on display as Dara usually is wearing the armor of Anath Raema or has his real appearance covered by the powers of the Torc of Seraphon. The Armor is made of leather, died black and worn over a black gambeson that flows down to his knees, red runes are scribed on the lames of the black leather, a pair of black leather bracers with living steel worked into the leather in the shape of a tree in them, the living steel is covered in fine golden runes that allows Dara to manipulate the magic within as needed for his defense. Soft black leather boots and pants complete the ensemble with red highlights, blue and silver runes in place to place where he has enchanted the armor or clothing. A dulled platinum Torc wraps around the back of his neck, two dragons meeting in the center, the one with sapphire eyes, the other with onyx, many, many small runes decorate the surface of the torc. Most of them are much, much older than the runes on Dara's other equipment and seem almost faded by use, but is simply the affect of the lacquer made from living steel painted over it to allow Dara to continue to add more magical runes to it and enhance it's considerable power even further although, only three new runes have been added thus far, one right at the back of his neck and one behind each of the dragons heads that meet at his pale throat. He is tall and walks with grace that is almost inhuman, with the Spear of Drannach in his left hand he looks the consummate warrior and ready for battle, it's length of living steel crusted with runes of silver, gold and blue, a black and red leather handhold sits in the center covered in gold and silver runes and seems to fit in Dara's hand almost as if it's part of his body, when he is in battle the living steel seems to almost flow like liquid as the weapon changes from spear, to sword and bow, normally when not in battle he carries it in it's star thrower mode which is essentially just the black and red leather handle with enough of an opening for the storm of slivers of living steel to whir out and makes it the most compact for carrying. History: Dara is the second son of High King Entuk, ruler of Uithuan, and Entuk's second wife Lady Reta. All was well when Dara was born, King Entuk's succession was secure with Dara's half-brother Otzar already a more than two centuries old and Dara was really an indulgence in a royal family after Entuk's first wife died of a strange disease that the court physicians had been unable to cure. The Kingdom of Uithuan is found in the Elven mystical dimension and is something of an outcast in the firmness with which they cling to their magic and the trees they breed made of living steel that responds to the thoughts of those who are of the right bloodline, they are outcast because...well...they are dimensional pirates and raid other dimsensions for the resources they can't provide themselves. Their flying ships look like they've stepped out of Earth's viking times after being allowed to stew in the mind of a fantasy author of some repute as they attack people with swords, bows and magic. Otzar was a natural loving the life of a raider, enjoying slipping in stealing what he could get and slipping back out, fighting was fun and death something seldom thought of. Dara was different he was more introverted and interested in pursing the magical connection between his family and the living steel. His mother, a powerful sorceress and more than a little power hungry, encouraged this as there were secrets she could not get to because her bloodline was not as pure as that of the King and his children. Dara had to undergo his rites of passage and participated in his fair share of raids once he reached his first century but he hated the stealing, killing and fighting although he displayed more than a little talent for it he just didn't want to get taken away from his studies because his mother made him think he was learning things to lead to the betterment of the Uithuan Elves. Of course it was all a plot, and when Dara uncovered the secret to growing the living steel trees, a strange power source that converted seemingly normal trees to living steel and was somehow tied to the Uithuan Royal bloodline his mother moved. Encouraging him to study it further and find ways to control it for those with..well..less royal blood like her. Her husband became aware of her plot, or at least part of it, and divorced Reta but was unaware of how polticially connected she had become. He couldn't exile her without a civil war springing up and couldn't deny Dara's skill at manipulating the power source and the trees so a kind of cold war ensued where his father and mother warred for control of him all while Etun was trying to feed Otzar every scrap he could find of Dara's work so he could use it too. Dara, a little naive even at 200 years of age, figured the power source and he were the problem and that the land of Uithuan would be happier if he departed did what he thought was best. He stole the power source and fled into the other dimensions, for the last 120 years he has been leaping from dimension to dimension hiding the power source and looking for a world with enough 'static' to hide the power source from the prying spells of the King and his mother. He has finally found it, or so he thinks, on planet Earth. The planet itself seems to hum with a similar resonance to that of the power source and hides it better than anywhere else it resides in his dimensional home hidden in the folds of the dimensions around Earth invisible from all the Elven eyes looking for him..at least for now as he slipped from Dimension and dimension he learned that not all people and races were as bad as his own, and once he got to Earth he learned that there were heros, many of them, and he had the skills necessary to fight evil, as long as his family never found out. With all the static they'd be fine. Personality & Motivation: Dara prefers time alone with his studies but more and more he has been driven out, first into the world of war and raiding by his race, then by his father and mother into the world of politics and plotting and finally by his decision, motivated by his mother, to steal the power source and flee. He is stubborn and focused but has lived in a darker society most of his life so he is aware of, and happy to use, cunning and guile to achieve his goals. Right now he has to find away to make sure the source stays hidden and his family stays away from the relatively peaceful people of Earth. Powers & Tactics: Dara prefers to observe from the shadows first, using his speed and concealment to get into positions to watch what is going on as he travels around Freedom City. His ability to impersonate almost anyone with his Torc allows him to get close to the planners, and brainiacs who put together the evil plots, plans and doomsday devices and then he has the right weapon to end their plan everytime. A bow for range, a sword that can cut through anything, a rain of shuriken shaped slivers of metal to wear down the biggest crowds of minions and a spear that can weaken his toughest opponent. All while he's magic keeps him out of range and healthy enough to keep on fighting. Power Descriptions: Spear of Drannach: it's length of living steel crusted with runes of silver, gold and blue, a black and red leather handhold sits in the center covered in gold and silver runes and seems to fit in Dara's hand almost as if it's part of his body, when he is in battle the living steel seems to almost flow like liquid as the weapon changes from spear, to sword and bow, normally when not in battle he carries it in it's star thrower mode which is essentially just the black and red leather handle with enough of an opening for the storm of slivers of living steel to whir out and makes it the most compact for carrying. The spear glows with a dull red length as it absorbs the life force of those Dara fights, the sword seems almost ordinary if not for the almost microscopic silver and gold runes that run along the very edge, making that edge sharp as anything in creation. The bow, recurved steel arms, fires living steel arrows that bend int he air to find their target, the silver shiruken released on the storm of stars bend in the air curving towards the places that Dara wishes them to go. All of them leave traces of their magic behind in the wounds they cause, making them heal ever so slowly defying magical means of healing. Armor of Anath Raema: Armor is made of leather, died black and worn over a black gambeson that flows down to his knees, red runes are scribed on the lames of the black leather, a pair of black leather bracers with living steel worked into the leather in the shape of a tree in them, the living steel is covered in fine golden runes that allows Dara to manipulate the magic within as needed for his defense. Soft black leather boots and pants complete the ensemble with red highlights, blue and silver runes in place to place where he has enchanted the armor or clothing. The metal bands in the wrist are used to deflect bows and the magic enables him to survive in any climate and, more importantly, shift his fighting style to suit his foe. Torc of Seraphon: A dulled platinum Torc wraps around the back of his neck, two dragons meeting in the center, the one with sapphire eyes, the other with onyx, many, many small runes decorate the surface of the torc. Most of them are much, much older than the runes on Dara's other equipment and seem almost faded by use, but is simply the affect of the lacquer made from living steel painted over it to allow Dara to continue to add more magical runes to it and enhance it's considerable power even further although, only three new runes have been added thus far, one right at the back of his neck and one behind each of the dragons heads that meet at his pale throat. At it's most basic the torc's magic absorbs some of the force of the blows, leaving glowing runes crackling just above the source of the impact when the rune behind the back of his neck glows it covers changes his shape making him look like any humanoid he can imagine. The rune behind the onyx eyed dragon doesn't glow, it seems to absorb light as it hides him from sight and hearing of almost anyone who wishes to find or hunt Dara. Finally the rune behind the sapphire eyed dragon glows when he reaches into his dimensional storage to retrieve something or send it into storage. Runic Tattoos: Along his neck, arms, chest back and legs he has golden, silver, red and blue runes that glow when he has magic flowing through them. Gold and silver glow as he knits his flesh and bones back together, getting him ready for yet another battle. The red and blue, more often glowing, allow him to move faster than many horses and leap 60 feet high in a single bound, add to that his ability to run straight up walls and always land on his feet and he is a mobile warrior indeed....and not a single track is left behind as he runs. Complications: Royal Blood: Dara's bloodline is steeped in magic, his blood allows him to control the trees of living steel and the weapons and artifacts made of living steel. It is also very interesting to anyone researching magical things, needing something to control or alter living steel and generally anyone with any skill in Knowledge (Arcane Lore) or Cosmology. Mama knows best: A powerful sorceress, politician Reta has manipulated the Elven court for ages, and although at the moment she has what she wants, the power source out of the hands of the Uithuan bloodline and in the hands of her son she's been grooming for just this reason it all fell apart when Dara ran away. She searches for him, even as she tries to prepare politically for when she finds him and brings him back to take the throne of Uithuan so she can manipulate it from behind the scenes. Her agents scour the dimensions for signs of her son and where he has hidden the power source. Daddy's boy: Etun is also looking for him, but has settled on the fact that if he can lock up Dara to provide his brother with information on the living steel it would suit him very well. He's agents are also looking for Dara, perhaps with a little less subtlety as they wish to kidnap him and the power source, preferably without the old Queen knowing. Brotherly love: Otzar has seen a more direct way to solve the problem. Kill Dara and his problems are resolved or so he thinks. With that in mind he has hired many and multiple bounty hunters to run through the dimensions looking for Dara and kill him...although Otzar's resources are far less than Etun and Reta he still has a fair amount of sway and has been in more dimensions than most...his minions reach is long. Mystical Power Source: The power source in question is in fact sentient, although no one is aware of it, and is also manipulating Dara, it has plans for Freedom City of it's own. The problem is it thinks in centuries rather than minutes and it's plans are slow and subtle as it tries to arrange whatever mystical meeting it has planned on the planet it has finally landed on. I'm an Alien, an illegal Alien: Although he has managed to manufacture a disguise for himself he fits very badly on Earth. He has little to know understanding of the vast bureaucracy that is a government and even less understanding of the technology that surrounds him now providing the static he sought. He regularly struggles to navigate the needed systems to obtain things legally, or even shop at a mall or use a cellphone. Abilities: 0 + 10 + 6 + 0 + 4 + 0 = 20PP Strength: 10 (+0) Dexterity: 20 (+5) Constitution: 16 (+3) Intelligence: 10 (+0) Wisdom: 14 (+2) Charisma: 10 (+0) Combat: 12 + 8 = 20PP Initiative: +17 Attack: +6 Base, +12 with the Weapons of Living Steel Defense: +10 (+4 Base, +5 Dodge Focus, +1 Defensive Bracers), +2 Flat-Footed (+5 When using Defensive Roll) Grapple: +11 Knockback: -5 Saving Throws: 3 + 6 + 3 = 12 PP Toughness: +10 (+3 Con, +7 Protection) (+15 When using Defensive Roll) Fortitude: +6 (+3 Con, +3) Reflex: +11 (+5 Dex, +6) Will: +5 (+2 Wis, +3) Skills: 116R = 29PP Acrobatics 8 (+13) Bluff 8 (+8) Concentration 8 (+10) Diplomacy 8 (+8) Escape Artist 8 (+13) Intimidate 8 (+8) Knowledge (Arcane Lore) 8 (+8) Knowledge (Cosmology) 8 (+8) Language (Native: Elven, English) 1 Notice 11 (+13) Search 8 (+8) Sense Motive 8 (+10) Slight of Hand 8 (+13) Stealth 8 (+13) Survival 8 (+10) Feats: 15 PP Blind Fight Elusive Target Evasion 2 Grappling Finesse Hide in Plain Sight Improved Initiative 3 Instant Up Power Attack Move by Attack Quick Draw Uncanny Dodge (Vision) Equipment 1 Equipment: 1PP = 5EP Dimensional Pocket Home - Seraphon's Humble Hideout - 5 EP Toughness 10 +1 EP Tiny -1 EP Sealed - Pocket Dimension, dimensional travel for others than the owner of the Torc +1 EP Library +1 EP Living Space +1 EP Power System +1 EP Magical Laboratory +1 EP Powers: 3 + 1 + 16 +18 +8 + 4 = 50PP Super Senses 1 (Elven Senses; Danger Sense (Hearing), Ultravision, Hearing Accurate) 3 PP (Racial Ability) Immunity 1 (Elven Meditation; Immunity (Aging, Sleep, Thirst/Starvation) Flaws: Limited: Must meditate for an hour each day for it to work) 1 PP (Racial Skill) Runic Tattoos 8 (15 PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 1) [16 PP] (Elven Runic Magic) BE: Healing 7 (Extras: Action (Standard Action);Flaws: Self Only; Feats: Persistent) [15 AP] AP: Super Movement (Speed 3 [50 MPH, 210 ft per round], Leaping 4 [x25 (250', 125', 60')], Wallcrawling 2, Safefall 1, Trackless 1) [15 AP] Device 5 (Spear of Drannach; 25 PP Container; Flaws: Easy-to-lose) 18 PP (Magical Item) Weapons Array 11(20 PP Array; Feats: Alternate power, Accurate 3, Restricted: Elven Blood, Incurable) 25 DP DBE: Damage 8 (Spear of Drannach; Feats: Extended Reach) linked Drain (Constitution) 10 (Feats: Extended Reach) [20 DP] DAP: Damage 8 (Sword of Kelthrai; Extras: Penetrating 10; Feats: Precise) [20DP] DAP: Blast 8 (Bow of Uraithen; Feats: Homing, Improved Range 3 [800' increment, 800' range]) [20 DP] DAP: Damage 8 (Thrown Blades; Extras: Autofire; Feats: Extended Reach 3, Precise) [20 DP] Device 2 (Torc of Seraphon; 10 PP Container; Flaws: Hard-to-lose) 8 PP (Magic) Magic Array 3.5 (7 PP Array; Feats: Alternate Powers 3) [10 PP] DBE: Protection 7 [7DP] DAP : Morph 3 (Infiltration Masks; Any Humanoid Feats: Clothing affected) [7 DP] DAP : Concealment 6 (Fade into the Shadows; All Visual 4, All Hearing 2; Flaws: Blending; Feats: Close Range) [7 DP] DAP : Dimensional Pocket 1 (Dimensional Storage; Feats: Progressive 5 [5000lbs]) [7 DP] Device 2 (Armor of Anath Raema; 10 PP Container; Flaws: Hard-to-lose) 4 PP (Magic) Shield 1 (Defensive Bracers) 1DP Immunity (Heat, Cold, Poison) 3 DP Array 2.5 (5 PP Array; Alternate Power 1) [6 DP] DBE: Enhanced Trait 5 (Dodge Focus 5) DAP: Enhanced Trait 5 (Defensive Roll 5) Drawbacks: (-0) + (-0) = -0PP DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC 10 Toughness Damage Spear of Drannach +5ft DC 18 Toughness Damage linked +5ft DC 20 Fort Save Drain linked Sword of Karathrai Touch DC 18 Toughness Damage, Penetrating 10 Bow of Uraithen 800' DC 18 Toughness Damage, Homing Storm of Blades +15ft DC 18 Toughness Damage, Autofire, Precise Totals: Abilities (20) + Combat (20) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (29) + Feats (15) + Powers (54) - Drawbacks (0) = 150/150 Power Points
  12. Black Mamba Rep Table This includes information about Black Mamba, Rooivalk, Akhona Ross, John Ross and AR Industries Gather Information: DC 10 Black Mamba is seen on AR Industry Commercials, usually in the background. John Ross is married to Akhona Ross and has two children. DC 15 Black Mamba surfaced in Freedom City from time to time, but has never seemed to be a permanent resident till more recently. He was sighted during the Terminus Invasion and when the Blackstone Prisoners escaped. Akhona Ross is a Dakani woman of some political connection. John Ross is South African born, and served in their military at some point. DC 20 Black Mamba is designed to capture and incapacitate criminals. Akhona Ross was betrothed to a powerful political figure in Dakana before she left the country with John Ross John Ross and Akhona's relationship was professional before it turned romantic, some said there was even some dislike between them initially. DC 25 Akhona Ross was a member of the Red Hyena Ukoo, a powerful member with a bright future before she threw it all away to run off with a mercenary. Rooivalk was a bounty hunter who specialized in capturing people and returning them to the highest bidder. John Ross lost an eye in the Terminus Invasion. The Black Mamba flying around at the time of the Terminus invasion had two eye slits and looked like it had been rushed into production. Knowledge (Business) DC 10 AR Industry's sponsers Black Mamba and provides him with a lot of his Technology. Akhona Ross owns AR Industry's a medical technology Company. DC 15 AR industry used to be a weapon production company but has since shifted it's focus to medical cybernetics. John Ross works at AR Industry DC 20 AR Industries weapons and medical technology tend to rely on Dakani Crystals John Ross doesn't actually seem to have a function at AR Industry's DC 25 The weapons templates used in the Black Mamba suit are similar to those used in the Rooivalk battle suit from more than 25 years ago. Knowledge (History) DC 15 John Ross is a famous South African folk hero who lived with Shaka Zulu who considered him lucky because of his red hair. DC 20 The White Lion and the Rooivalk fought at least two times in Dakana. DC 25 A list of the people who took part in the South African super hero program includes a John Ross. He is listed as a failed applicant who finished his tour of duty as a sniper and scout. If it is the same John Ross he has aged very well. He looks 24 but this John Ross is 56 years old. Knowledge (Streetwise) DC 20 The Rooivalk was a bounty hunter in Africa, particularly South Africa during the Apartheid years. DC 25 The Rooivalk's pilot was a member of the South African Super Hero's program and was rejected from it. Knowledge (Technology) DC 10 AR Industry's is currently doing research into replacing eyes, many believe that this is because the owners husband is missing an eye. DC 15 AR Industry is on the leading edge of medical cybernetics that allow those with damaged spines to walk again. DC 20 The original spinal cybernetic model used as a prototype also includes control nodes for driving something like a battlesuit or remote controlled vehicle.
  13. Black Mamba Rep Table This includes information about Black Mamba, Rooivalk, Akhona Ross, John Ross and AR Industries Gather Information: DC 10 Black Mamba is seen on AR Industry Commercials, usually in the background. John Ross is married to Akhona Ross and has two children. DC 15 Black Mamba surfaced in Freedom City from time to time, but has never seemed to be a permanent resident till more recently. He was sighted during the Terminus Invasion and when the Blackstone Prisoners escaped. Akhona Ross is a Dakani woman of some political connection. John Ross is South African born, and served in their military at some point. DC 20 Black Mamba is designed to capture and incapacitate criminals. Akhona Ross was betrothed to a powerful political figure in Dakana before she left the country with John Ross John Ross and Akhona's relationship was professional before it turned romantic, some said there was even some dislike between them initially. DC 25 Akhona Ross was a member of the Red Hyena Ukoo, a powerful member with a bright future before she threw it all away to run off with a mercenary. Rooivalk was a bounty hunter who specialized in capturing people and returning them to the highest bidder. John Ross lost an eye in the Terminus Invasion. The Black Mamba flying around at the time of the Terminus invasion had two eye slits and looked like it had been rushed into production. Knowledge (Business) DC 10 AR Industry's sponsers Black Mamba and provides him with a lot of his Technology. Akhona Ross owns AR Industry's a medical technology Company. DC 15 AR industry used to be a weapon production company but has since shifted it's focus to medical cybernetics. John Ross works at AR Industry DC 20 AR Industries weapons and medical technology tend to rely on Dakani Crystals John Ross doesn't actually seem to have a function at AR Industry's DC 25 The weapons templates used in the Black Mamba suit are similar to those used in the Rooivalk battle suit from more than 25 years ago. Knowledge (History) DC 15 John Ross is a famous South African folk hero who lived with Shaka Zulu who considered him lucky because of his red hair. DC 20 The White Lion and the Rooivalk fought at least two times in Dakana. DC 25 A list of the people who took part in the South African super hero program includes a John Ross. He is listed as a failed applicant who finished his tour of duty as a sniper and scout. If it is the same John Ross he has aged very well. He looks 24 but this John Ross is 56 years old. Knowledge (Streetwise) DC 20 The Rooivalk was a bounty hunter in Africa, particularly South Africa during the Apartheid years. DC 25 The Rooivalk's pilot was a member of the South African Super Hero's program and was rejected from it. Knowledge (Technology) DC 10 AR Industry's is currently doing research into replacing eyes, many believe that this is because the owners husband is missing an eye. DC 15 AR Industry is on the leading edge of medical cybernetics that allow those with damaged spines to walk again. DC 20 The original spinal cybernetic model used as a prototype also includes control nodes for driving something like a battlesuit or remote controlled vehicle.
  14. Black Mamba looked between the two people, more and more sure that this was all some kind of test and he was being subjected to some kind of psychological profiling to see how he behaved. Frowning he shrugged,"I speak several languages myself, my Dakani and Zulu need a lot of work, Mr Frost. I think you can be given a little leeway." Glancing back at Elizabeth and shrugged,"Do I actually get a say in this if I want to join? I doubt it." Looking back over at 'Comrade' Frost his left hand opened and closed, servos whirring lightly before he looked back at his interviewer, shifting his chair slightly to keep them both in view of his good eye,"Go right ahead, I reserve the right to ask Comrade Frost to leave if I chose to answer a question without an audience." He knew that it would take Akhona some time to get him information on Frost, and she was likely dragging her feet because he cut her off....but for now he had no choice. He was going to do the right thing for a change, and she was likely to kick his rear end when he got home, a small smile curled the lips under his helmet and he nodded to Elizabeth,"Ready when you are."
  15. Mamba's head turned as Frost appeared, his head tilting as he scanned the intruder. With a flick of his mental controls he sent it to Akhona with an electronic message. Who is this? Get me an ID and any information you can get me. She replied almost immediately,"Where are you?" He sent her the busy signal, he didn't feel like getting into this right now,"Down Below?" That's an unusual way of saying it,"Down Under is Australlia, I'm from South Africa....you been down that way?" It always made him nervous when he met someone with any interaction with South Africa past or present, his time as Rooivalk was mostly hidden from the normal people but there were some supers who could dig up his secret and that meant he'd have to act. First determine if there was a threat, first determine if there was a threat. With that going through his mind he offered his hand to the pale man,"Greetings, I'm Black Mamba, and you are?" He had served in Angola, but it was a normal sniper and scout after he had flunked out of the super hero program. His super powers had only arrived later when he had found Akhona to improve his suit for him.
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