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  1. We'll be using this soon enough! In the meantime, post as you will to establish your character going about their business in the North End near FCU.
  2. A DC 20 Bluff check reveals that's not Samedi at all, but an imposter.   Initiative time!        Richard goes on 15+27=42       Samedi goes on 21        Clock Queen goes on 23+12=35
  3. The Hunter Museum of Natural History Friday, May 3rd, 3:00 PM By any reasonable measure of teenage autonomy, it was way, way too late in the school day to be in a museum. But the strictures of homework said otherwise, which was why Eliza Oxum and her friend Trenice were looking over the displays at the Hunter Museum, trying to do research. "Don't know why you're choosing to pick bones," said Trenice as they passed through a hall on the native tribes of New Jersey. "We'd probably find more exciting stuff at the Freedom Museum." "We can hit there next," she said. "And there was stuff happening long before any of us came here. We just tend to forget about that. Guess that's kinda the point of picking the topic." That and, if worse comes to worse, I guess I can ask Dad to ask what this place was like at the time. "Don't understand why they want us here," said Trenice. "It's like they completely missed the Internet." "Guess they want something tangible." "Or antiques. Listen, the tribes ain't my thing. I'm gonna go poke around the Egyptian wing. That's more my style." "I'll see you there." Eliza kept her eyes on the exhibits, taking notes, while Trenice headed off into the depths of the museum. Perhaps both of them would find something interesting today...
  4. Temperance, Set and Sekhmet deal with some very upset mummies.
  5. Gizmo

    Set Up

    April 1, 2013 In downtown Freedom City, the shops about the base of Pyramid Plaza bustled with customers looking to make up for the day prior's holiday. The spring weather meant lighter jackets than the receding winter chill had necessitated but the light cloud cover kept the breeze cool as shopping bags were juggled and grumpy children coming down from an excess of cheap chocolate added to the general din of the street. That noise was abruptly overshadowed by a booming rumble in the skies above, the clouds directly over top the towering Plaza darkening into storm clouds without warning. Another peal of thunder sounded almost immediately, lightning flashing amidst the slate coloured sky, red-tinged and angry. A city all too familiar with the malicious exploits of Dr. Stratos and similar villains glanced upward warily, the more cautious among the shoppers already looking for the shelter of overhangs or awnings. Even they were surprised, however, when a streak of blindingly crimson lightning speared downward and struck the middle of the street, sending bits of pulverized pavement flying outward. There was just enough time for panicked screams to register as vehicles were abandoned and pedestrians fled backward from the manhole cover sized crater before another bolt struck the same spot, accompanied by another boom of thunder. The next bolt came more quickly, then another even sooner after, building to a column of white hot fury searing a red after-image into the vision of those brave or foolish enough to still be watching. Just as suddenly the barrage from on high stopped, nearby shopfronts still vibrating from the reverberating thunder. At the center of the cracked street and the circle of hastily vacated cars stood a young man looking inquisitively about with piercing grey eyes. Appearing no more than seventeen, he had a slim, well defined build amply displayed by his lack of shirt and a skirt of overlapping white cloth bordered with red. Simple sandals adorned his feet while ornate gold armlets stood out against flawless skin bronzed from the sun and thick dreadlocks of deep red hair. Black markings framing his eyes completed the look of someone who had just stepped out an Ancient Egypt exhibit at the nearby Hunter Museum. Placing his hands on his hips, the figure offered the stunned crowd a broad, self-assured grin. "Hail, mortal realm!" he greeted them resoundingly, a note of laughter in his voice as he threw his arms up into the air. "Tis good to be back!"
  6. Gizmo

    Set Up (OCC)

    For rolls and such! Feel free to make whatever Knowledge, Gather Information or Sense Motive checks seem appropriate.
  7. Player Name: Gizmo Character Name: Set Power Level: 7 [15] (223/250PP)* [264] Trade-Offs: +3 Defense / -3 Toughness Unspent Power Points: 27 Theme: Mr. Hurricane by Beast *Despite his PP total, Set conforms to PL7 caps. In Brief: The mighty god of darkness, chaos and the desert reborn in teenage form with reduced power but undeterred ambition! Alternate Identity: 'Kid' Set, Seth Identity: Public Birthplace: Heliopolis Occupation: God, Superhero Affiliations: Ancient Egyptian Pantheon Family: Complicated. Osiris [brother], Horus [brother/Nephew], Isis [sister-in-Law], Nephthys [Ex-Consort] Description: Age: Millennia Apparent Age: Late Teens Gender: Fluid [Defaults to Male] Ethnicity: Egyptian Height: 5’7†Weight: 125 lbs. Eyes: Grey Hair: Dark Red By all appearances, Set is a strikingly handsome teenager with piercing grey eyes above high cheekbones framed by thick dreadlocks of brick red hair. What looks like heavy eyeliner adds to the slightly androgynous quality of his slim frame. His face is extremely expressive, usually dominated by a cocky, teasing grin but clouding over with anger at a moment's notice. Animated body language and a disregard for personal space give the impression that he makes himself at home wherever he happens to be but there is a definite sense that he hails from somewhere else entirely. That impression becomes a certainty when one regards his shendyt, a skirt of overlapping white and red cloth that reaches to just above his knee, his simple sandals contrasting with his assorted ornate golden bracelets. Set frequently goes shirtless when able - which is most of the time thanks to his affinity for inclement weather - but switches to a longer, belted robe that hangs over his shoulders when necessary. When presenting as female she gathers her dreadlocks in a golden cuff, matches her eye makeup with a rich, brown-black lipstick and adds a flattering front-cross halter in the same pattern as her shendyt. If attempting to blend in, the godling favours shorts and the sort of slogan emblazoned t-shirts sold at tourist attractions around the city, typically with sunglasses and a Comets baseball cap for good measure. At a whim, Set's head may go from human to that of an unidentifiable, ebony black animal with a long snout and tall ears, mixing features of canine, fox, anteater and giraffe. This is as much his true face as any other and simply part of his nature as a god of Heliopolis. Power Descriptions: Set may be much diminished in power even compared to his previous incarnation's time possessing a mortal host in the mid-20th century, but he is still an immortal with a formidable array of aspects at his control. The lightning bolts he summons are tinged with red, striking from the sky above at his command. Shadows become semi-solid and malleable when he wishes them to be so, allowing him to scoop up handfuls or engulf opponents in quicksand-like darkness. Neither pouring rain nor blistering heat seems to bother him in the slightest and he's not shy about stirring up a thunderhead or sandstorm for dramatic effect. A perpetual outsider among the Ennead, Set is also the patron of foreigners and as such understands all tongues perfectly. His mastery is such that he is able to pick up subtleties and implied meanings as if he were a native speaker himself. His shapeshifting talents further allow him to take any appearance he likes, although to his annoyance he has found himself unable to appear as anything but an adolescent. History: In the beginning there was nothing. Then Ra, the sun, willed himself into being and from himself shaped Geb the Earth and Nut the sky. From their union was born the Ennead: Osiris, handsome and well-loved, Horus, noble and strong of arm, Isis, wise and vengeful, Nepthys, flighty and doelful and finally Set. Set with his odd red hair, who laughed at jokes only he understood and turned every task into a competitive game. Although Nepthys eventually chose Set as her consort it was perhaps only Horus, in their constant sibling rivalry, who truly understood Set. Even if they thought him an odd one, all of the gods recognized Set’s cunning and power, in part because of his constant reminders. When Ra needed protection in his nightly journey through the underworld from the dread serpent Apep, a being of darkness and chaos and such appetites that he would destroy all of creation to sate it briefly, it was Set who stood at the prow of his barge and fought off the beast again and again. Though he never wavered, the nightly battles took their toll on Set. More and more he learned to use Apep’s own forces against the serpent, taking on aspects of darkness and chaos himself. His pride became harder to tolerate and his boasts took on a troubling edge. Eventually Ra relieved him of his post, much to Set’s rage. Horus agreed to take his brother’s place on the barge, intending it to be only a temporary replacement. The hawk god was a match for his sibling's power but was unprepared for Apep’s many tricks. In a wild confrontation, a desperate Horus was able to temporarily banish the snake at the cost of his own being. While all the gods mourned, Set did so bitterly, blaming Ra. Perhaps that terrible anger explains why Nepthys disguised herself to trick Osiris into bedding her, or why a resentful Set hated the more popular god all the more for his repeated apologies when the truth came to light, or why the gods of Heliopolis, grown by then to encompass every aspect of mortal life, quickly decided in whispers and gossip that the blame for the entire affair really rested with Set. The public humiliation was more than the desert god could stand. Through trickery he locked the overly trusting Osiris in an ornate chest and threw it in the Nile. When Osiris’ wife Isis retrieved the carved prison, Set instead unleashed the dark powers he had learned from Apep’s example and cut his brother to pieces, spreading them throughout the mortal realm. Even then, Isis and a tactfully remorseful Nepthys were able to retrieve the body parts and reassemble their mutual consort. When Osiris could not be properly restored, Ra instead deigned that he should become ruler of the underworld itself, king of the afterlife and chief among the gods above all but the solar deity himself. The final straw came when Isis used her mystic knowledge to rebirth Horus’ essence as her child with Osiris, raising him to loathe his ‘wicked uncle’. Set resolved that if all saw him as the villain, then Ra, Heliopolis and supposed brotherhood be damned, he would be a villain. His battles with the avenging Horus were waged across ages indescribable in mortal terms. That world marched on and when the Pact locked the various pantheons from directly traveling to Earth, Isis with Ra’s blessing was able to use it to banish Set the Destoryer to the wastes outside of Heliopolis. The dark god bid his time, testing the limits of his exile until in the 20th century a foolish cultist attempted to summon him. Consuming the hapless summoner’s soul and taking his body for his own, Set sought to conquer the mortal world as stepping stone to greater glory. Even then Horus sought to stop him, investing much of his might into an ankh which allowed him to merge with a willing host on Earth. Alongside the heroes of the age, Horus thwarted his uncle’s terrible designs time and again. Even as he raged against the repeated defeats, the part of Set which was the outsider, the perpetual ‘other’ relished this new world of fantastic powers, garish costumes and epic conflict, fully embracing his role. Even that came to end eventually. In a final conflict which would either see Set restored to his full might or forever vanquished both the Destroyer and the Avenger vanished from the world of mortals. Heliopolis mourned the loss of its truest champion for a second time and decade slipped by. The century turned and the Ennead had little to do with Earth until a grinning, red-haired youth appeared at the gates of the golden city claiming to be Set and demanding entrance. Isis demanded the boy be destroyed immediately against her more forgiving husband’s protestations but Ra’s judgement was more wary. The strange young man certainly had Set’s essence but like Horus before him this was a new creature entirely, without his predecessor’s long festering grudges. Ra knew well the duality of such things and Set’s rebirth with no sign of the hawk god reminded him of the merely temporary exile of his own opposite number, the terrible serpent. He would not cast the now meager godling into ruination just yet but neither would he allow him entrance into Heliopolis. This new Set’s weakened state allowed for a loophole in the Pact, sending the boy back to Earth with no way to return. Even then the sun god decided on caution, instructing one of his Eyes, the fearsome war goddess Sekhmet to accompany Set and watch him closely. Not wanting to entrust such a task to a melding of god and mortal, he instructed the frankly unenthused Sekhmet to leave much of her power behind, reducing her to a state similarly exempt from the Pact. Although annoyed at the setback, Set went about situating himself in the modern world with his rankled babysitter in tow. He was horrified to learn of his past self’s villainy - though he admired the theatrics and immediately began considering acquiring a cape. More interesting, however, was the way the mortals remembered Horus as a great and respected hero while the rest of the Ennead was forgotten by all but academics. This was the new worship, then, won not through temples and threats of plague but by great acts of daring and courage! The idea appealed to him immensely. Despite Sekhmet’s objections he resolved to earn back the mortal’s adoration and prove his good intentions to the other gods by becoming the greatest superhero of all! Personality & Motivation: Set's most immediately obvious character trait is arrogance, a mixture of the perceived invincibility of youth and the power of a force of nature. Almost as clear is his need for recognition. Set has ever been an outsider and doesn't seek acceptance but rather acknowledgement of his skill and hard work. The tension between that confidence and insecurity drives him to take chances and strive for the spotlight. In a city that idolizes its heroes and a time rife with social media and celebrity, he aims to join the ranks of the world's greatest champions. Quite competitive, he isn't the most graceful of losers but can usually be placated with the promise of a future rematch. He has a robust sense of humour with a fondness for pranks and a fascination with anything new or different. Although he retains smatterings of the knowledge and even memories of his past self, this Set is very much a new person, free of long festering grudges and resentment. Showboating aside, he legitimately wishes to do good and would never put fame over doing the right thing - although he might protest otherwise. In particular he looks to the example of his 'older brother' Horus for inspiration and his own soft spot for an underdog is ill hidden. Deep down, he recognizes that he is vulnerable to making the same mistakes again and worries that perhaps he is not entirely free of the corruption that brought his former self to his downfall. This sobering though lends an undercurrent of gravitas to an otherwise devil-may-care teenager. Powers & Tactics: When feeling confident Set prefers to draw upon the dramatic might of his storm and desert aspects, summoning lightning bolts and sandstorms with theatrical waves of his arms. When pressed, he dips into his dominion over darkness, flinging handfuls of inky black, stepping through one shadow to appear from another or even calling up the dark to envelop his opponents whole. Less obviously, his knowledge of chaos manipulates fortune against his targets. His razor sharp taunting and deep knowledge of ancient arcana are not to be underestimated, particularly if he has had time to prepare. More likely, however, he'll have jumped into the fray at the first sign of an audience or a chance to humiliate a deserving target. Naturally a believer in second chances, he will risk trying to talk a villain out of what they're doing if he suspects they're already feeling conflicted or remorseful. Complications: Dismemberment: Set’s Regeneration allows him to reattach severed body parts but not grow new ones. For his Resurrection to work, he needs to be properly reassembled. If his body is completely destroyed, he will instead Reincarnate. Exile: Both the Pact and the will of the other gods of Heliopolis prevent Set from returning there. Other pantheons allied with Heliopolis may be reluctant to deal with him. Reborn: Although he retains a fair amount of his past self’s memories and knowledge, Set still has a lot of gaps. On the other hand, those with past grievances aren’t likely to distinguish between their old enemy and the ‘new’ Set. Pride: Regardless of his defeats and misfortunes, Set is proud and stubborn to a fault. He’s prone to bragging and showing off and has trouble resisting a public challenge. Abilities: 2 + 6 + 4 + 8 + 6 + 12 = 38PP Strength: 12 (+1) Dexterity: 16 (+3) Constitution: 14 (+2) Intelligence: 18 (+4) Wisdom: 16 (+3) Charisma: 22 (+6) Combat: 10 + 16 = 26PP Initiative: +3 Attack: +5 Base, +7 Deific Attacks Grapple: +6 Defense: +10 (+8 Base, +2 Dodge Focus), +4 Flat-Footed Knockback: -2/-1 Saving Throws: 4 + 3 + 5 = 12PP Toughness: +4 (+2 Con, +2 Defensive Roll) Fortitude: +6 (+2 Con, +4) Reflex: +6 (+3 Dex, +3) Will: +8 (+3 Wis, +5) Skills: 88R = 22PP Acrobatics 7 (+10) Bluff 10 (+16) Computers 6 (+10) Diplomacy 5 (+11) Disable Device 1 (+5) Gather Information 10 (+16) Investigate 1 (+5) Knowledge (Arcane Lore) 11 (+15) Knowledge (History) 6 (+10) Knowledge (Popular Culture) 6 (+10) Knowledge (Theology and Philosophy) 6 (+10) Language 1 (Ancient Egyptian [Native], English) Notice 12 (+15) Sleight of Hand 2 (+5) Stealth 2 (+5) Survival 2 (+5) Feats: 49PP Benefit (Status [God]) Challenge 2 (Fast Feint, Fast Taunt) Defensive Roll 1 Distract (Bluff) Dodge Focus 2 Evasion 2 Fearless Jack-of-all-Trades Luck 2 (3 with Luck Control) Power Attack Ritualist Set-Up Sidekick 31 (155PP) Taunt Uncanny Dodge (Vision) Powers: 2 + 2 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 8 + 4 + 8 + 7 + 38 + 4 = 76PP Comprehend 1 (Languages [understand All]) [2PP] (foreign aspect) Environmental Adaptation 2 (Deserts, Stormy Weather) [2PP] (desert aspect, storm aspect) Feature 1 (Alternate ‘Set Animal’ Head) [1PP] (deific) Immunity 1 (Aging) [1PP] (deific) Immunity 2 (Environmental Condition [Heat], Starvation/Thirst; Flaws: Limited [Half]) [1PP] (desert aspect) Luck Control 2 (Negate HP Use/Fiat, Force Re-Roll; Power Feats: Luck 1, Ultimate Will) [8PP] (chaos aspect) Regeneration 2 (Resurrection [1 day]; Power Feats: Reincarnation, Regrowth) [4PP] (deific) Shapeshift 1 (5PP Variable Power; Any Power, Multiple Powers at Once, Move Action, +5 Disguise) [8PP] (chaos aspect) Sample Configurations Spoiler Additional Limbs 2 (+2 Limbs; Flaws: Duration [sustained, -0] [2PP] + Elongation 3 (25') [3PP] (lend a hand) Concealment 4 (All Visual; Flaws: Blending, Power Feats: Close Range) [5PP] (chameleon skin) Flight 3 (50 MPH; Drawbacks: Power Loss [Restrained]) [5PP] (raptor wings) Immunity 10 (Fire Effects; Flaws: Limited [Half]) [5PP] (scales) Insubstantial 1 [5PP] (sand form) Super-Senses 7 (Visual; Extras: Counters Concealment, Counters Obscure [All]) [7PP] (darkness aspect) Deific Aspects Array 17 (34PP; Power Feats: Alternate Power 4) [38PP] Base: Comprehend 3 (Rank 4 Total; Languages [Read/Write, Speak and Understand All Simultaneously]) [6PP] (foreign aspect) Mind Reading 7 (Extras: Action [Move Action], Area [General, Burst], Flaws: Limited [surface Thoughts], Sense-Dependent [Auditory], Power Feats: Subtle 2) [9PP] (subtleties of the language) Morph 7 (Any Humanoid, +35 Disguise; Power Feats: Precise, Drawbacks: Limited [Adolescents]) [14PP] Quick Change 2 (Extras: Affects Others, Flaws: Others Only, Power Feats: Precise) [3PP] Super-Senses 2 (Mental; Direction Sense, Distance Sense) [2PP] AP: Damage 7 (Extras: Autofire, Linked [+0], Ranged, Power Feats: Accurate 1, Affects Insubstantial 2, Homing 1, Indirect 2) [27PP] + Drain Toughness 7 (Extras: Affects Objects, Linked [+0], Ranged, Flaws: Limited [Electronics, -2]) [7PP] (lightning bolt; chaos aspect, storm aspect, electricity) AP: Dazzle 7 (Visual; Extras: Autofire, Power Feats: Accurate 1, Reversible) [23PP] (shadow globule; darkness aspect) Teleport 5 (500’; Extras: Accurate, Affects Others, Flaws: Medium [shadows], Short-Range, Power Feats: Turnabout) [11PP] (shadow walk; darkness aspect) AP: Environmental Control 10 (20PP, Mix-and-Match Environments; Distraction [precipitation, sandstorm], Hamper Movement [high winds], Heat, Visibility [sandstorm]; Extras: Action [Move], Independent [+0], Flaws: Range [Touch], Power Feats: Reversible) [21PP] (weather control; desert aspect/storm aspect) Move Object 6 (Heavy Load: 1600 lbs; Power Feats: Subtle) [13PP] (high winds; storm aspect) AP: Snare 7 (Extras: Area [General, Shapeable], Selective, Power Feats: Obscure Senses [All Senses], Variable Descriptor 1 [sand or shadows]) [34PP] (darkness aspect/desert aspect) Device 1 (5PP Container; Flaws: Easy-to-Lose; Power Feats: Restricted [Passcode]) [4PP] (smart phone) Enhanced Feats 3 (Connected, Contacts, Well Informed) [3DP] (social media) Feature 1 (Video Camera) [1DP] Super-Senses 1 (Radio) [1DP] [table]DC Block: ATTACKRANGESAVEEFFECT UnarmedTouchDC16 Toughness (Staged)Damage (Physical) Lightning BoltRangedDC17 Fortitude (Staged)Drain Toughness [/td][td]DC22 [Autofire] Toughness (Staged)Damage (Energy) Sand/Shadow SnareRanged [shapeable Area]DC17 Reflex (Staged)Entangled/Bound Shadow GlobuleRangedDC17 [Autofire] ReflexBlind[/table] Totals: Abilities (38) + Combat (26) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (22) + Feats (49) + Powers (76) - Drawbacks (0) = 223/250 Power Points
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