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  1. Name: Torque Power Level: 10 [13] Tradeoffs: -2 Attack / +2 Damage, -2 Defense / +2 Toughness Power Points: 184/192PP Unspent Power Points: 8 In Brief: Former engineering student remade into a transforming robot Identity: Shantaya Sullivan ('Taye)' Birthplace: Vibora Bay, FL Occupation: Wreck yard employee Affiliations: none Family: Clayton Sullivan (father), Rose Sullivan (mother), Curtis Sullivan (older brother), Otis Sullivan (uncle) Description: DOB: April 11rd, 1994 Date of Rebirth: August 3rd, 2019 Apparent Age: Mid-twenties Gender: Female Ethnicity: African-American Height: 5’ 9” Weight: 148 lbs. Eyes: Brown Hair: Black (in long braids) Taye appears to be an attractive young African-American woman in her mid-twenties. She's fairly tall with an athletic build, and tends to favor coveralls and work boots most of the time for their practicality, though she may wear some of her more colorful clothes from her former life underneath. She wears no makeup, some nice jewelry (she's especially fond of large hoop earrings) and usually keeps her long braids up and out of the way in a colorful scarf. Torque doesn't have a proper costume yet, but as she spends a lot of time in vehicular form, it's not really been an issue. As a vehicle, she can assume aquatic, aerial or land-based forms, physically matching any boat, helicopter or auto she can think of, provided it's within her 'weight class', though she tends to favor sleek, sporty models. History: Shantaya 'Taye' Sullivan was a very outgoing graduate of the UFVB engineering program, who hoped to work in the automotive industry someday. Her father, Clayton Sullivan, is a well-connected businessman with several investments throughout Weston, and a four bedroom home in Hollings Hill; however, he is not so secretly a senior lieutenant within Clark Robinson's organization, and a man to be feared. However, Clayton has always done his best to protect his family from that side of his life, and he was determined that both his children would go to college, and have better lives than he or his wife Rose ever did. They firmly but lovingly pushed their children through high school, and both children were able to attend UFVB on full scholarships, Curtis for football and Taye for science. The future was looking bright. But then during her junior year, Taye began to complain that she was feeling tired all the time; naturally, she thought it was due to her heavy academic workload, and she vowed to get more rest. By her senior year, she was also experiencing fevers and night sweats, significan weight loss and a persistent cough. This led to batteries of tests and hospital visits as Taye's doctors struggled to discover what was making her sick. After several months, she was diagnosed with a very rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and treatment began, involving both chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Despite all this, she still managed to graduate with her degree only a year late, and the sight of the frail young woman in a wheelchair accepting her diploma onstage was extremely moving. Despite Taye's heroic courage and her father sparing no expense in her treatment, by the time she turned twenty five, it was clear she was losing the fight, and her family was at their wit's end. Friends and associates began to whisper in Clayton's ear; this was Vibora Bay, where there were...other options. But a lifetime of distrust towards magic meant that option was not a viable one. No, his little girl would be saved by science... ....... When Taye woke up in a bed set up in one of her father's warehouses, surrounded by strange equipment, she didn't feel sick, weak or tired; she felt strong and fully aware. Something was different, but she couldn't quite put her finger on it. Her family was there, and she greeted them in a pleasant manner, which seemed to make them uncomfortable for some reason. No matter, she'd been in bed long enough, and she had things to do! But her family asked her take it easy, and stay at home for a few days until she felt 'more like herself'. Over the next several days, Taye discovered what had happened: through various criminal channels, Clayton has received a canister filled with billions of experimental nanobots which the dealer claimed would save her life, which they did, in a fashion. They'd rebuilt her, on a microscopic level, creating a robotic body indistinguishable from her biological one, including all of her memories, now encoded into her robotic brain. Taye no longer needed to eat or sleep, which she found to be very convenient, but her family, especially her parents, were not comfortable with the change. Then she began to eat pieces of rusted metal, which somehow made her mother cry. And then came the day Taye offered to drive her father to work...by turning into a Maserati. This seemed to make him very upset, which was confusing; she'd always loved Italian sports cars, and now she could become one. This was a good thing, wasn't it? But apparently it wasn't. Clayton and Rose sat Taye down (Curtis wasn't there, for some reason) and said that while they still loved Taye, they didn't feel comfortable with her staying in the house. Her uncle Otis had volunteered to put her up for a while they 'figured things out, which seemed strange, but Taye certainly didn't want her parents to be uncomfortable. Then they cried a lot, which she knew was bad; she remembered that. Now living in a trailer at her uncle's Inner Weston auto wreck yard, surrounded by her old things, Taye struggled to figure out what went wrong. As far as she could figure out, she was dying, and her father made a deal with some criminals. The criminals lied, because they saved her life, but it made her parents unhappy. Ergo, if she fought crime, maybe she could find a way to make her parents happy again. Though she didn't understand the feelings behind it, she knew happy parents were better than unhappy parents, and then she could see her brother again. And she knew she wanted that very much. Personality & Motivation: 'Old' Taye was an outgoing, lively young woman; 'new' Taye appears to aloof and unfeeling, though the ghosts of old emotions still influence her behavior. She wants to help people as a way of finding new purpose in life, and hopes to reconnect with her 'fellow humans'. She prefers to be useful, and appreciates the chance help her uncle out. Crime ruins lives. True, it allowed Taye to 'survive' her illness, but it also tore her family apart with an unfair devil's bargain that only benefited the crooks involved. No one should be forced into such a situation, and Torque wants to do everything in her power to keep that from happening to anyone else. Powers & Tactics: Torque is still learning to use her powers. She has some skill in hand-to-hand combat, but is much more effective in vehicular form. She can also use her nannites to breakdown the structure of any inanimate object she touches, normally to make it easier to consume, but the process has many tactical applications as well. Her vehicular forms are also well suited for rapid response transport and rescue operations, and can be devastating in combat. Complications: Was That An Attempt At Humor?: One of the casualties of Taye's transformation was her sense of humor. It's not that she takes everything literally or doesn't understand sarcasm; it's more she doesn't see the point of such things. The Uncanny Valley: Taye's flat affect and general lack of empathy make her less than pleasant to be around, though some may assume she's on the autism spectrum. Family Ties, Or The Lack Thereof: Taye's horrified parents completely rejected her after her transformation, and forced her out of the house. Her brother Curtis and Uncle Otis are a bit more sympathetic to her plight, and sometimes get in over their heads. This Isn't Coffee, It's Rust Tea: Taye's non-human body can no longer process food, which can lead to awkward social situations. Abilities: 9 + 4 + [-10] + 8 + 4 + 0 = 15PP Strength: 35 [19] (+12/+4) [Heavy Load: 1.5 tons/350 lbs] Dexterity: 14 (+2) Constitution: n/a Intelligence: 18 (+4) Wisdom: 14 (+2) Charisma: 10 (+0) Combat: 32PP Initiative: +2 (+2 Dex) Attack: +8/+10 Melee (+6 Base, -2 Size, +4 Attack Focus [Melee]), +4 Ranged (+6 Base, -2 Size) Damage: +12/+4 Unarmed Grapple: +28/+8 (+8 Melee Attack, +12 Strength, +8 Size) Defense: +8/+10 (+10 Base, -2 Size), +4 Flat-Footed Knockback Resistance: -14/-4 Saving Throws: 12PP Toughness: +12/+8 (+ 8 Protection, +4 from Growth) Fortitude: -- Reflex: +8 (+2 Dex, +6PP) Will: +8 (+2 Wis, +6PP) Skills: 76 r = 19PP Acrobatics 3 (+5) Computers 6 (+10) Concentration 3 (+5) Craft (Electronic): 6 (+10) Craft (Mechanical): 6 (+10) Disable Device 6 (+10) Disguise: 0 (+0/+20 as Vehicle) Drive 8 (+10) Knowledge [Current Events] 1 (+5) Knowledge [Earth Sciences] 1 (+5) Knowledge [Physical Sciences] 1 (+5) Knowledge [Streetwise] 1 (+5) Knowledge [Technology] 6 (+10) Notice 3 (+5) Pilot: 8 (+10) Search 1 (+5) Stealth: 8 (+10) Swimming 8 (+12/+20 as Boat) Feats: 6PP Attack Focus: Melee 2 Improvised Tools Interpose Luck 1 Move-By-Action Powers: 10 + 40 + 8 + 4 + 45 = 107PP Drain Toughness 10 (Extras: Affects Objects, Flaws: Affect Only Objects) [10PP} Immunity 40 (Fortitude and Mental effects) [40PP] Protection 8 [8PP] Super-Senses 4 (Darkvision, Infravision, Radio) [4PP] Vehicle Form 9 (45PP Container [Active]) [45PP] Enhanced Skills 8 (Stealth 8 ) [2PP] (Stealth Mode) Features 3 (Headlights, Internal Compartment, Theme Music [on the radio) [3PP] Growth 8 (Size: Huge, Size Modifiers: +16 Strength [+26 Lifting (Heavy Load: 6 tons)], +8 Constitution, -2 Attack, -2 Defense, +8 Grapple, +8 Knockback Resistance, +4 Intimidation, -8 Stealth) [24PP] Morph 4 (+20 Disguise, Flaws: Limited to Any Vehicle) [8PP] Vehicular Movement 5 (10PP Array, Feats: Alternate Power 2) [12PP] - Base Power: Flight 5 (250MPH / 2,500ft per Move Action) [10PP] - AP: Speed 5 (250MPH / 2,500ft per Move Action, Feats: Subtle) [6PP] (Descriptors: Subtle power feat = Electric back-up motor for Stealth Mode) - AP: Swimming 5 (50MPH / 500ft per Move Action) [5PP] + Enhanced Skills 8 (Swimming 8, Extras: Linked [Swimming] ) [2PP] Disability (No Hands, Frequency: Very Common, Intensity: Moderate) [-4PP] Drawbacks: -7PP Vulnerability (Electricity, Frequency: Common, Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-4PP] Vulnerability (Magnetism, Frequency: Uncommon, Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-3PP] DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC 12 Tough Damage Vehicle Touch DC 27 Tough Damage Drain Touch No Save Drain Toughness (Inanimate Only) Totals Abilities 15 + Combat 32 + Saves 12 + Skills 19 + Feats 6 + Powers 107 - Drawbacks 7 = 184/192 PPs
  2. Vibora City Morgue, 13th February 2020, Probably to Early for most Latresia Barnes was not having a good day, already having spent far to long trying to sort out something for tomorrow and it might all be for naught either. She wasn’t meant to be in today but the police had insisted she came in and did this one, a body found abandoned in the Oldcorne district with the old money of there insisting it been handled quickly and quietly. “Female around 20 years old, appears human. Corpse is overly pale and appears emaciated.” she intoned into the recorder as she began to prep for the autopsy, it was always sad when they died this young “No outwards signs of wound on the body, will now open up the body. What the f…?” Opening the corpse the smell of decay filled the room, no something unexpected but not as someone who had apparently died so recently. The source of the smell was more obvious from the internal organs, that appeared withered and mummified and not the type of organs you’d find in someone so freshly dead. It was something that beyond her knowledge, however skilled she was, it was something for those with a very different skill set. “We better get the Police Chief down here, and see if those new superheroes of ours are free to come on down.”
  3. Persephone Vibora Bay, December 2019, A a chilly Thursday evening Camellia Blume lounged on her living room couch, pulling a quilt tighter around her shoulders despite already wearing a heavy sweater. Occasionally she jumped when she caught the flicker in the corner of her eye of the flames dancing in the fireplace. Since her transformation, fire was one of the few things that could still seriously hurt her, and she knew it on a primal level. She'd never been particularly afraid of fire until she'd bonded with the plant-symbiote. But the house she was renting was old; that's how she got such a good deal on the rent in the first place. It didn't have central heating, and, paradoxically, her transformation had also heightened her sensitivity to the cold, so during the winter months, the fireplace was essential. She only half paid attention to the Hallmark movie playing in front of her while she thumbed at her smartphone. For once, Camellia seemed to have a real weekend ahead of her. No supervillains were brawling in the streets or taking the mayor hostage. She didn't have any familial obligations or conferences to attend or new treatment options to research or backlogs of notes from patient sessions to review. No appointments with the accountant or the lawyer she'd had to retain to make sure all the "i"s and "t"s were dotted and crossed for her practice. "Without them, how would I know PRECISELY how much money I'm still losing on it?" She laughed, then mumbled to herself some more. "Maybe I should go up to five session days a week...or would that just make me lose more money faster?" She pulled up her calendar and wrote herself a reminder to email her accountant. She didn't actually write the email; that would tip the scales of work/life balance she was trying so hard to maintain for once. When the movie reached the high point of the lead couple's courtship, Camellia got caught up enough in the moment to open the ErosUnlimited app again. She hadn't known that he was on EU until The MatchMaker recommended his profile to her. In fact, she hadn't checked the app since she'd met him. During the following weeks, she'd gone back and checked his profile again, more times than she'd be comfortable admitting to anyone, least of all to him. But she hadn't messaged him yet. She was hoping he'd reach out first. Maybe he'd recognize Persephone despite her flimsy disguise, or maybe he'd just be drawn to Camellia on her own merits. She kept going back and forth in her own mind. He had me at "Bonjour", but he's movin' about as fast as a herd o' turtles. It's not like I've been subtle. Maybe I came on too strong and scared him off? Or maybe he's just worried about making me uncomfortable. After all, in a way, we are coworkers. Maybe he's just busy. Sure, but so am I. Or maybe it's just wishful thinking on my part and I'm not his type and he's trying to be polite by ignoring it when I throw myself at him. No, there's something there. It can't just be all in my head...can it? Her finger hovered over the "MESSAGE" button hesitantly, then withdrew, then hovered again. "UGH!" Her head snapped back and she rolled her eyes. She typed up a message and sent it quickly, not giving herself enough time to talk herself out of it again. Marcus Dumont received the following message from Camellia's profile: Rapunzel's waiting up here in the tower, ready to let her hair down, if only a knight in shining armor would ride by... The woman in the profile pictures looked familiar to Marcus. He'd definitely seen her before, though he couldn't remember where.
  4. GM Lightning struck in Vibora Bay. At least, that's what it seemed like at first. There was a sudden flash of light, a great rumble echoing across the harbor, and then there was fire. The coast of Vibora Bay never sleeps. The beaches and waterfronts are active year-round. The water in Vibora Bay was warmer in the winter than it was during the summer in some other beach towns, and even when people weren't swimming, there were still picnics and barbecues. It never got cold enough on land to discourage tourists from all over the world from seeing what the shops and restaurants and nightclubs had to offer. For natives of the Northeast or the Midwest, Vibora winters weren't even jacket-weather. And shipping had always been the life's blood of the Queen City. It was one of the most active ports in the world. This weekend afternoon was no different. Ships had been coming and going constantly, an even mix of cargo freighters, fishing vessels, and pleasure craft. A bulk carrier ship had left the Easton Shore just a few minutes ago. It was about a mile into the water, still a couple more miles until it would have reached the place where the Bay became the Gulf. Now it was on fire, and the flames burned so brightly that, even a mile away, it was difficult to look directly at them. It was like looking into the Sun.
  5. @angrydurf @Avenger Assembled @Heritage @RocketLord @Tiffany Korta You all expressed interest in this. Let's set the scene with one IC post from each PC. Describe some or all of the following: The time leading up to the explosion from your PC's perspective; what you were doing on the beach or the waterfront (or nearby); how you react to the explosion; how you approach. After that, I'll move things forward with another GM post describing the scene of the explosion in greater detail, once the PCs get up close.
  6. Name: Torque Power Level: (PL10/12) Tradeoffs: -2 Attack / +2 Damage, -2 Defense / +2 Toughness Power Points: 188/190 Unspent Power Points: 2 In Brief: Former engineering student remade into a transforming robot Identity: Shantay Sullivan ('Taye)' Birthplace: Vibora Bay, FL Occupation: Municipal defender Affiliations: The Vibora Bay Defenders Family: Clayton Sullivan (father), Rose Sullivan (mother), Curtis Sullivan (older brother), Otis Sullivan (uncle) Description: DOB: April 11rd, 1994 Date of Rebirth: August 3rd, 2019 Apparent Age: Mid-twenties Gender: Female Ethnicity: African-American Height: 5' 9" Weight: 3700 lbs. (1.85 tons) from Density Eyes: Brown Hair: Black (in long braids) Taye appears to be an attractive young African-American woman in her mid-twenties. She's fairly tall with an athletic build, and favors jeans, various local band T-shirts and sneakers. She wears no makeup, some nice jewelry (she's especially fond of large hoop earrings) and usually keeps her long braids up and out of the way in a colorful scarf. Though her skin and hair look and feel normal, they're actually composed of tough, super-dense materials. In terms of a costume, Torque keeps it fairly simple, wearing unmarked coveralls, work boots and a pair of circular welder's goggles. As a vehicle, she can assume aquatic, aerial or land-based forms, physically matching any boat, helicopter or auto she can think of, provided it's within her 'weight class', though she tends to favor sleek, sporty models. She can now also turn into a tall android form, which looks somewhere between the robot from Metropolis and a classic Japanese mecha. History: Shantay 'Taye' Sullivan was a very outgoing graduate of the UFVB engineering program, who hoped to work in the automotive industry someday. Her father, Clayton Sullivan, is a well-connected businessman with several investments throughout Weston, and a four bedroom home in Hollings Hill; however, he is not so secretly a senior lieutenant within Clark Robinson's organization, and a man to be feared. However, Clayton has always done his best to protect his family from that side of his life, and he was determined that both his children would go to college, and have better lives than he or his wife Rose ever did. They firmly but lovingly pushed their children through high school, and both children were able to attend UFVB on full scholarships, Curtis for football and Taye for science. The future was looking bright. But then during her junior year, Taye began to complain that she was feeling tired all the time; naturally, she thought it was due to her heavy academic workload, and she vowed to get more rest. By her senior year, she was also experiencing fevers and night sweats, significan weight loss and a persistent cough. This led to batteries of tests and hospital visits as Taye's doctors struggled to discover what was making her sick. After several months, she was diagnosed with a very rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and treatment began, involving both chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Despite all this, she still managed to graduate with her degree only a year late, and the sight of the frail young woman in a wheelchair accepting her diploma onstage was extremely moving. Despite Taye's heroic courage and her father sparing no expense in her treatment, by the time she turned twenty five, it was clear she was losing the fight, and her family was at their wit's end. Friends and associates began to whisper in Clayton's ear; this was Vibora Bay, where there were...other options. But a lifetime of distrust towards magic meant that option was not a viable one. No, his little girl would be saved by science... ....... When Taye woke up in a bed set up in one of her father's warehouses, surrounded by strange equipment, she didn't feel sick, weak or tired; she felt strong and fully aware. Something was different, but she couldn't quite put her finger on it. Her family was there, and she greeted them in a pleasant manner, which seemed to make them uncomfortable for some reason. No matter, she'd been in bed long enough, and she had things to do! But her family asked her take it easy, and stay at home for a few days until she felt 'more like herself'. Over the next several days, Tate discovered what had happened: through various criminal channels, Clayton has received a canister filled with billions of experimental nanobots which the dealer claimed would save her life, which they did, in a fashion. They'd rebuilt her, on a microscopic level, creating a robotic body indistinguishable from her biological one, including all of her memories, now encoded into her robotic brain. Taye no longer needed to eat or sleep, which she found to be very convenient, but her family, especially her parents, were not comfortable with the change. Then she began to eat pieces of rusted metal, which somehow made her mother cry. And then came the day Taye offered to drive her father to work...by turning into a Mazzerati. This seemed to make him very upset, which was confusing; she'd always loved Italian sports cars, and now she could become one. This was a good thing, wasn't it? But apparently it wasn't. Clayton and Rose sat Taye down (Curtis wasn't there, for some reason) and said that while they still loved Taye, they didn't feel comfortable with her staying in the house. Her uncle Otis had volunteered to put her up for a while they 'figured things out, which seemed strange, but Taye certainly didn't want her parents to be uncomfortable. Then they cried a lot, which she knew was bad; she remembered that. Now living in a trailer at her uncle's auto wreck yard, surrounded by her old things, Taye struggled to figure out what went wrong. As far as she could figure out, she was dying, and her father made a deal with some criminals. The criminals lied, because they saved her life, but it made her parents unhappy. Ergo, if she fought crime, maybe she could find a way to make her parents happy again. Though she didn't understand the feelings behind it, she knew happy parents were better than unhappy parents, and then she could see her brother again. And she knew she wanted that very much. Personality & Motivation: 'Old' Taye was an outgoing, lively young woman; 'new' Taye appears to aloof and unfeeling, though the ghosts of old emotions still influence her behavior. She wants to help people as a way of finding new purpose in life, and hopes to reconnect with her 'fellow humans'. She prefers to be useful, and appreciates the chance help her uncle out. Crime ruins lives. True, it allowed Taye to 'survive' her illness, but it also tore her family apart with an unfair devil's bargain that only benefited the crooks involved. No one should be forced into such a situation, and Torque wants to do everything in her power to keep that from happening again. Powers & Tactics: Torque is still learning to use her powers. She has some skill in hand-to-hand combat, but is much more effective in vehicular form. She can also use her nannites to breakdown the structure of any inanimate object she touches, normally to make it easier to consume, but the process has many tactical applications as well. Her vehicular forms are also well suited for rapid response transport and rescue operations, and can be devastating in combat. Complications: Was That An Attempt At Humor?: One of the casualties of Taye's transformation was her sense of humor. It's not that she takes everything literally or doesn't understand sarcasm; it's more she doesn't see the point of such things. The Uncanny Valley: Taye's flat affect and general lack of empathy make her less than pleasant to be around, though some may assume she's on the autism spectrum. Family Ties, Or The Lack Thereof: Taye's horrified parents are extremely uncomfortable around her since her transformation, and politely asked he to leave. Her brother Curtis and Uncle Otis are a bit more sympathetic to her plight, and sometimes get in over their heads. This Isn't Coffee, It's Rust Tea: Taye's non-human body can no longer process food, which can lead to awkward social situations. She's a Brick...House: Though she appears much as she did in life, Taye is now much heavier and denser than she seems. This may be problematic in older, more rickety structures. It's A Family Affair: Torque is a crimefighter, but her father is a well-connected criminal. She's still trying to figure out this internal conflict. Sink Like A Stone: Due to her increased density, Torque can no longer swim in her humanoid form, instead plunging to the bottom of any body of water. - - - HUMAN FORM Abilities: 1 + 4 + (-10) + 10 + 4 + 0 = 9PP Strength: 35 (+12), 55 Lifting (Heavy Load: 24 tons) Dexterity: 14 (+2) Constitution: - Intelligence: 20 (+5) Wisdom: 14 (+2) Charisma: 10 (+0) Combat: 8 + 16 = 24PP Initiative: +5 Attack: +8 Melee (+4 Base, +4 Attack Focus), +4 Ranged (+4 Base) Grapple: +24 (+8 Melee Attack, +12 Strength, +4 Super-Strength) Defense: +8, +4 Flat-Footed Knockback Resistance: 11, 15 at normal speed or slower (Immovable) Saving Throws: 0 + 6 + 6 = 12PP Toughness: +12 (Impervious [Reflective] 10) Fortitude: - Reflex: +8 (+2 Dex, +6PP) Will: +8 (+2 Wis, +6PP) Skills: 60R = 15PP Acrobatics 3 (+5) Climb 0 (+0) Computers 5 (+10) Concentration 3 (+5) Craft (Electronic) 5 (+10) Craft (Mechanical) 5 (+10) Disable Device 5 (+10) Disguise 0 (+0, +20 Morph) Drive 8 (+10) Knowledge (Technology) 5 (+10) Notice 4 (+6) Pilot 8 (+10) Search 1 (+6) Stealth 8 (+10) Swim - Feats: 13PP Attack Focus: Melee 4 Improvised Tools Interpose Jack of All Trades Luck 2 Move-By Action Speed of Thought Takedown Attack 2 Powers: 123PP Density 12 (Mass x25; Strength +24, Protection [Impervious] +6, Immovable +4, Super-Strength +4; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Flaws: Permanent; Feats: Innate) [37PP] Drain Toughness 12 (Extras: Affects Objects; Flaws: Limited [Objects], Requires Grapple) [6PP] Immovable 4 [0PP] Immunity 40 (Fortitude effects; Mental effects) [40PP] Impervious Toughness 10 (Extras: Reflective [Melee]) [14PP] Leaping 1 (x2, Running Long Jump: 44ft) [1PP] Morph 4 (Machines; Disguise +20; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Feats: Metamorph 2) [14PP] Protection 12 [6PP] Speed 1 (10MPH, 100ft per Move Action) [1PP] Super-Senses 4 (Darkvision, Infra-Vision, Radio) [4PP] Super-Strength 4 (Lifting Strength: 55, Heavy Load: 24 tons; Grapple +2) [0PP] Drawbacks: -8PP Disability (Anosmia; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Minor) [-1PP] Vulnerability (Electricity; Frequency: Common; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-4PP] Vulnerability (Magnetism; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-3PP] Abilities (9) + Combat (24) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (15) + Feats (13) + Powers (123) - Drawbacks (8) = 188/190 Power Points - - - GIANT ROBOT FORM: Power Level: 12 (Built as PL10) Power Points: 188/188 Abilities: 9 + 4 + (-10) + 10 + 4 + 0 = 17PP Strength: 35 (+12), 55 Lifting (Heavy Load: 24 tons) Dexterity: 14 (+2) Constitution: - Intelligence: 20 (+5) Wisdom: 14 (+2) Charisma: 10 (+0) Combat: 12 + 20 = 32PP Initiative: +5 Attack: +8 Melee (+6 Base, -2 Size, +4 Attack Focus), +4 Ranged (+6 Base, -2 Size) Grapple: +30 (+8 Melee Attack, +12 Strength, +8 Size, +2 Super-Strength) Defense: +8 (+10 Base, -2 Size), +4 Flat-Footed Knockback Resistance: 14 Saving Throws: 0 + 6 + 6 = 12PP Toughness: +12 Fortitude: - Reflex: +8 (+2 Dex, +6PP) Will: +8 (+2 Wis, +6PP) Skills: 60R = 15PP Acrobatics 3 (+5) Climb 0 (+4) Computers 5 (+10) Concentration 3 (+5) Craft (Electronic) 5 (+10) Craft (Mechanical) 5 (+10) Disable Device 5 (+10) Disguise 0 (+0, +20 Morph) Drive 8 (+10) Intimidation 0 (+0, +4 Size) Knowledge (Technology) 5 (+10) Notice 4 (+6) Pilot 8 (+10) Search 1 (+6) Stealth 8 (+10) Swim 0 (+4) Feats: 13PP Attack Focus: Melee 4 Improvised Tools Interpose Jack of All Trades Luck 2 Move-By Action Speed of Thought Takedown Attack 2 Powers: 107PP Drain Toughness 12 (Extras: Affects Objects; Flaws: Limited [Objects], Requires Grapple) [6PP] Enhanced Skills 8 (Stealth 8 ) [2PP] Features 2 (Headlights; Special Effect [Theme Music]) [2PP] Growth 8 (Size: Huge; Strength +16 [+26 Lifting], Protection +4, Grapple +8, Knockback Resistance +8, Intimidation +4, Reach 10ft, Attack -2, Defense -2, Stealth -8; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Flaws: Permanent; Feats: Innate) [25PP] Immunity 40 (Fortitude effects; Mental effects) [40PP] Leaping 1 (x2, Running Long Jump: 44ft) [1PP] Morph 4 (Machines; Disguise +20; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Feats: Metamorph 2) [14PP] Protection 12 [8PP] Speed 1 (10MPH, 100ft per Move Action) [1PP] Super-Senses 4 (Darkvision, Infra-Vision, Radio) [4PP] Super-Strength 2 (Lifting Strength: 55, Heavy Load: 24 tons; Grapple +2) [4PP] Drawbacks: -8PP Disability (Anosmia; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Minor) [-1PP] Vulnerability (Electricity; Frequency: Common; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-4PP] Vulnerability (Magnetism; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-3PP] Abilities (17) + Combat (32) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (15) + Feats (13) + Powers (107) - Drawbacks (8) = 188/190 Power Points - - - VEHICLE FORM: Power Level: 12 (Built as PL10) Power Points: 188/188 Abilities: 9 + 4 + (-10) + 10 + 4 + 0 = 17PP Strength: 35 (+12), 55 Lifting (Heavy Load: 24 tons) Dexterity: 14 (+2) Constitution: - Intelligence: 20 (+5) Wisdom: 14 (+2) Charisma: 10 (+0) Combat: 12 + 20 = 32PP Initiative: +5 Attack: +8 Melee (+6 Base, -2 Size, +4 Attack Focus), +4 Ranged (+6 Base, -2 Size) Grapple: +30 (+8 Melee Attack, +12 Strength, +8 Size, +2 Super-Strength) Defense: +8 (+10 Base, -2 Size), +4 Flat-Footed Knockback Resistance: 14 Saving Throws: 0 + 6 + 6 = 12PP Toughness: +12 Fortitude: - Reflex: +8 (+2 Dex, +6PP) Will: +8 (+2 Wis, +6PP) Skills: 60R = 15PP Acrobatics 3 (+5) Climb 0 (+4) Computers 5 (+10) Concentration 3 (+5) Craft (Electronic) 5 (+10) Craft (Mechanical) 5 (+10) Disable Device 5 (+10) Disguise 0 (+0, +20 Morph) Drive 8 (+10) Intimidation 0 (+0, +4 Size) Knowledge (Technology) 5 (+10) Notice 4 (+6) Pilot 8 (+10) Search 1 (+6) Stealth 8 (+10) Swim 0 (+20/+4) Feats: 12PP Attack Focus: Melee 4 Interpose Jack of All Trades Luck 2 Move-By Action Speed of Thought Takedown Attack 2 Powers: 112PP Enhanced Skills 8 (Stealth 8 ) [2PP] Features 3 (Headlights; Internal Compartment; Special Effect [Theme Music]) [3PP] Growth 8 (Size: Huge; Strength +16 [+26 Lifting], Protection +4, Grapple +8, Knockback Resistance +8, Intimidation +4, Reach 10ft, Attack -2, Defense -2, Stealth -8; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Flaws: Permanent; Feats: Innate) [25PP] Immunity 40 (Fortitude effects; Mental effects) [40PP] Morph 4 (Machines; Disguise +20; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Feats: Metamorph 2) [14PP] Protection 12 [8PP] Super-Senses 4 (Darkvision, Infra-Vision, Radio) [4PP] Super-Strength 2 (Lifting Strength: 55, Heavy Load: 24 tons) [4PP] Vehicular Movement 5 (10PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 2) [12PP] Base Power [Air]: (250MPH[10PP] Flight 5 (250MPH, 2,500ft [1/2-mile] per Move Action) [10PP] AP [Land]: [6 + 4 = 10PP] Speed 6 (500MPH, 5,000ft [1 mile] per Move Action) [6PP] Super-Movement 2 (Sure-Footed 2) [4PP] AP [Sea]: [4 + 6 = 10PP] Enhanced Skills 16 (Swim 16) [4PP] Swimming 6 (100MPH, 1,000ft per Move Action) [6PP] Drawbacks: -12PP Disability (Anosmia; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Minor) [-1PP] Disability (No Hands; Frequency: Very Common; Intensity: Moderate) [-4PP] Vulnerability (Electricity; Frequency: Common; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-4PP] Vulnerability (Magnetism; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-3PP] Abilities (17) + Combat (32) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (15) + Feats (12) + Powers (112) - Drawbacks (12) = 188/190 Power Points
  7. Vibora Bay January 2020 Lavelle, WInifred's Uber driver took her as far as her GPS allowed, deep into the San Sebastian Swamp just to the north of Vibora Bay. It was hard to believe how close they were to a major city here, with even the skyscrapers of Vibora's highest points lost amid bare mangrove trees and pine forests that seemed to go on forever once you'd been inside them more than a few minutes. It was colder than Florida had been described to Fred; not quite a London spring outside but certainly nothing she'd have wanted to spend very much time in. "Welp, here we are!" The road had converted to gravel some time back, and the tires of the old black van rumbled slightly as they parked. GROCERIES declared the sign on the store that Fred's knowledge of architecture told her was built in the "Carpenter Gothic" style. There were only a few cars in the lot, and the odd dirtbikle which made sense given what she'd heard from Smith of the local travel conditions. "They don't get many folks here in the off-season, but you should be able to get some lunch if'n ya want it," said Lavelle, a cheerful woman in overalls and cap who looked old enough to be Fred's grandmother. Well, looked, anyway. "Ah'm sure yer friend'll be here, we just ran a little early on account of the bridge being open sooner than Ah thought." She cleared her throat meaningfully at that.
  8. November 28, 2019 The voice on the municipal defender line is short, to the point, and familiar. "This is Woodsman. I need a municipal defender in Cluet Farms at 304 Polk Boulevard. Come quickly. Do not bring first responders. Not safe."
  9. Vibora Bay PCs go the front of the line, but PCs from other areas can participate if there's room. The only requirement is that you come up with some excuse for your PC to be at (or very near to) some part of the Vibora Bay waterfront when disaster strikes. Disclosures: A lot of the action is going to take place in or near water, so "aquatic" characters will thrive, but being "aquatic" isn't required, and in fact, I'd prefer that most of the team aren't specifically adapted to that environment. I'll hand out Hero Points liberally for the setbacks. And if nothing else, there are always power stunts and heroic feats. According to my cursory research, the continental shelf containing the bay is roughly 150ft deep, so unless someone more knowledgeable recommends otherwise, that's the depth I'll use. The villain's character sheet will be withheld until the end. I'll update the OOC to include their stats as they're demonstrated or uncovered. You're flying blind. There's no need for you to memorize these rules, but I want you to know in advance that I'm using them: The following core M&M rules will be in effect. In combat, each round you're in the water, you need to make a Swim check (or a raw Strength check if unskilled), at DC15 since this will be "rough water." Success: You can (but don't have to) move at 1/4 speed with a move action (7ft if you have the base 30ft speed and no movement powers or Growth ranks) or at 1/2 speed with a full action (15ft without powers). Failure: You can't move from your current position, but you don't sink either. Fail by 5+: You sink underwater, and suffocation becomes an issue. If your actions for the round include trying to rescue another character, your Swim check rises to DC20. Out of combat, if you're mostly in the water, then you need to make a DC20 Swim check once per hour. Failure: You suffer a level of Fatigue. I'll be making the following judgement calls. If you're underwater, you count as having "Partial Concealment" (20% miss chance) and "Improved Cover" (+8 Defense, +4 Reflex saves) from attacks originating above the water. You can hold your breath for X rounds (X = Constitution) only if you had the chance to, because going underwater was a conscious, active choice on your part, not if you fall/get knocked/get dropped/etc. If you take damage or get stunned while you're underwater and holding your breath, then you're not holding your breath anymore. If you're underwater and not holding your breath, then you have to make a Fortitude save against suffocation each round (DC10, +1DC per round, failure = Unconscious, then Dying, then -1 Con per round). If you burn a Hero Point for a temporary rank of the Equipment feat to get ahold of a rebreather or some SCUBA gear, then I'll let it last for the entire scene instead of the usual 1 round for a Heroic Feat. The M&M books forgot to import any specific rules for what happens when you're fighting underwater and you don't have Environmental Adaptation, so I'll be importing these from D20. -2 penalty to Attack rolls -4 penalty to Notice and Search checks Thrown weapons don't work If you fail your Swim check, then you lose your dodge bonus for a round. Anyone using powers with a "Fire" descriptor underwater may suffer a setback. Example: They have to fight through a Nullify effect (resisted with a power check or Will save, as usual). Instead of the power just not working, I may decide that the power rank is reduced by however much you failed the check/save (just for the round, not for the whole scene). Anyone using powers with an "Electricity/Lightning" descriptor underwater may suffer a setback. Example: Their single-target attack acquires an Uncontrolled version of the Area extra.
  10. @RocketLord Camellia's reputation tables are at the bottom of Persephone's guidebook page. With her full name and professional details, Marcus can do basic online searches and get most of the information listed there, even with his low-to-nonexistent bonuses in the relevant skills.
  11. Vibora Bay. Easton Tangle. Dragoneer’s Townhouse. It had been a few-ish days since the whole giant…zombie…lizard…thing…and Dragoneer was still just a bit cranky. It was all right, honestly, he’d had a concert and then a match so he’d been having a busy and productive night. But maaaaan, what a way to make your debut onto the scene. UDK was dressed as he always was, and was pacing in front of his own front door. He’d never admit it, but meeting new people was stressful. He never knew how they’d respond to his unique brand of personal charisma. The townhouse was full of his merchandise (posters, action figures, one standee, etc), with photos of friends and family (except those with the surname Maguire) scattered on the walls and tables. Hey, Niro? The invitations went out, right? I didn’t daydream that? Didn’t think about it instead of doing it? Niro Saki, bestest pal to the one and only Ultimate Dragon Knight, was seated on UDK’s couch, reading a thin paperback. He too, was dressed as he always was. Around him on a few tables was a lovely spread of refreshments. The bigscreen television was on but muted. He did not look up. No, Dragoneer. You followed through. I watched. UDK nodded and kept pacing. Cool. Cool cool cool. Cool. I guess they’ll…be here when they’ll be here. He blew air out through his mouth. Niro turned the page. A watched pot never boils. The moment I leave is when the first one shows up. Paranoia. Gospel truth. I somehow doubt that. Dragoneer stopped pacing. All right, I’ll…watch TV, I guess. He sat down in his recliner and unmuted the television for the latest celebrity news. Ironically, it was not news to him. Because it was about him and his move to Vibora. Click. New channel, hello sports.
  12. Name: Torque Power Level: (PL10/12) Tradeoffs: -2 Attack / +2 Damage, -2 Defense / +2 Toughness Power Points: 188/188 In Brief: Former engineering student remade into a transforming robot Identity: Shantay Sullivan ('Taye)' Birthplace: Vibora Bay, FL Occupation: Municipal defender Affiliations: The Vibora Bay Defenders Family: Clayton Sullivan (father), Rose Sullivan (mother), Curtis Sullivan (older brother), Otis Sullivan (uncle) Description: DOB: April 11rd, 1994 Date of Rebirth: August 3rd, 2019 Apparent Age: Mid-twenties Gender: Female Ethnicity: African-American Height: 5' 9" Weight: 3700 lbs. (1.85 tons) from Density Eyes: Brown Hair: Black (in long braids) Taye appears to be an attractive young African-American woman in her mid-twenties. She's fairly tall with an athletic build, , and favors jeans, T-shirts and sneakers. She wears no makeup, some nice jewelry (she's especially fond of large hoop earrings) and usually keeps her long braids up and out of the way in a colorful scarf. In terms of a costume, Torque keeps it fairly simple, wearing unmarked coveralls, work boots and a pair of circular welder's goggles. As a vehicle, she can assume aquatic, aerial or land-based forms, physically matching any boat, helicopter or auto she can think of, provided it's within her 'weight class', though she tends to favor sleek, sporty models. History: Shantay 'Taye' Sullivan was a very outgoing graduate of the UFVB engineering program, who hoped to work in the automotive industry someday. Her father, Clayton Sullivan, is a well-connected businessman with several investments throughout Weston, and a four bedroom home in Hollings Hill; however, he is not so secretly a senior lieutenant within Clark Robinson's organization, and a man to be feared. However, Clayton has always done his best to protect his family from that side of his life, and he was determined that both his children would go to college, and have better lives than he or his wife Rose ever did. They firmly but lovingly pushed their children through high school, and both children were able to attend UFVB on full scholarships, Curtis for football and Taye for science. The future was looking bright. But then during her junior year, Taye began to complain that she was feeling tired all the time; naturally, she thought it was due to her heavy academic workload, and she vowed to get more rest. By her senior year, she was also experiencing fevers and night sweats, significan weight loss and a persistent cough. This led to batteries of tests and hospital visits as Taye's doctors struggled to discover what was making her sick. After several months, she was diagnosed with a very rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and treatment began, involving both chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Despite all this, she still managed to graduate with her degree only a year late, and the sight of the frail young woman in a wheelchair accepting her diploma onstage was extremely moving. Despite Taye's heroic courage and her father sparing no expense in her treatment, by the time she turned twenty five, it was clear she was losing the fight, and her family was at their wit's end. Friends and associates began to whisper in Clayton's ear; this was Vibora Bay, where there were...other options. But a lifetime of distrust towards magic meant that option was not a viable one. No, his little girl would be saved by science... ....... When Taye woke up in a bed set up in one of her father's warehouses, surrounded by strange equipment, she didn't feel sick, weak or tired; she felt strong and fully aware. Something was different, but she couldn't quite put her finger on it. Her family was there, and she greeted them in a pleasant manner, which seemed to make them uncomfortable for some reason. No matter, she'd been in bed long enough, and she had things to do! But her family asked her take it easy, and stay at home for a few days until she felt 'more like herself'. Over the next several days, Tate discovered what had happened: through various criminal channels, Clayton has received a canister filled with billions of experimental nanobots which the dealer claimed would save her life, which they did, in a fashion. They'd rebuilt her, on a microscopic level, creating a robotic body indistinguishable from her biological one, including all of her memories, now encoded into her robotic brain. Taye no longer needed to eat or sleep, which she found to be very convenient, but her family, especially her parents, were not comfortable with the change. Then she began to eat pieces of rusted metal, which somehow made her mother cry. And then came the day Taye offered to drive her father to work...by turning into a Mazzerati. This seemed to make him very upset, which was confusing; she'd always loved Italian sports cars, and now she could become one. This was a good thing, wasn't it? But apparently it wasn't. Clayton and Rose sat Taye down (Curtis wasn't there, for some reason) and said that while they still loved Taye, they didn't feel comfortable with her staying in the house. Her uncle Otis had volunteered to put her up for a while they 'figured things out, which seemed strange, but Taye certainly didn't want her parents to be uncomfortable. Then they cried a lot, which she knew was bad; she remembered that. Now living in a trailer at her uncle's auto wreck yard, surrounded by her old things, Taye struggled to figure out what went wrong. As far as she could figure out, she was dying, and her father made a deal with some criminals. The criminals lied, because they saved her life, but it made her parents unhappy. Ergo, if she fought crime, maybe she could find a way to make her parents happy again. Though she didn't understand the feelings behind it, she knew happy parents were better than unhappy parents, and then she could see her brother again. And she knew she wanted that very much. Personality & Motivation: 'Old' Taye was an outgoing, lively young woman; 'new' Taye appears to aloof and unfeeling, though the ghosts of old emotions still influence her behavior. She wants to help people as a way of finding new purpose in life, and hopes to reconnect with her 'fellow humans'. She prefers to be useful, and appreciates the chance help her uncle out. Crime ruins lives. True, it allowed Taye to 'survive' her illness, but it also tore her family apart with an unfair devil's bargain that only benefited the crooks involved. No one should be forced into such a situation, and Torque wants to do everything in her power to keep that from happening again. Powers & Tactics: Torque is still learning to use her powers. She has some skill in hand-to-hand combat, but is much more effective in vehicular form. She can also use her nannites to breakdown the structure of any inanimate object she touches, normally to make it easier to consume, but the process has many tactical applications as well. Her vehicular forms are also well suited for rapid response transport and rescue operations, and can be devastating in combat. Complications: Was That An Attempt At Humor?: One of the casualties of Taye's transformation was her sense of humor. It's not that she takes everything literally or doesn't understand sarcasm; it's more she doesn't see the point of such things. The Uncanny Valley: Taye's flat affect and general lack of empathy make her less than pleasant to be around, though some may assume she's on the autism spectrum. Family Ties, Or The Lack Thereof: Taye's horrified parents are extremely uncomfortable around her since her transformation, and politely asked he to leave. Her brother Curtis and Uncle Otis are a bit more sympathetic to her plight, and sometimes get in over their heads. This Isn't Coffee, It's Rust Tea: Taye's non-human body can no longer process food, which can lead to awkward social situations. She's a Brick...House: Though she appears much as she did in life, Taye is now much heavier and denser than she seems. This may be problematic in older, more rickety structures. It's A Family Affair: Torque is a crimefighter, but her father is a well-connected criminal. She's still trying to figure out this internal conflict. Sink Like A Stone: Due to her increased density, Torque can no longer swim in her humanoid form, instead plunging to the bottom of any body of water. - - - HUMAN FORM Abilities: 1 + 4 + (-10) + 10 + 4 + 0 = 9PP Strength: 35 (+12), 55 Lifting (Heavy Load: 24 tons) Dexterity: 14 (+2) Constitution: - Intelligence: 20 (+5) Wisdom: 14 (+2) Charisma: 10 (+0) Combat: 8 + 16 = 24PP Initiative: +5 Attack: +8 Melee (+4 Base, +4 Attack Focus), +4 Ranged (+4 Base) Grapple: +24 (+8 Melee Attack, +12 Strength, +4 Super-Strength) Defense: +8, +4 Flat-Footed Knockback Resistance: 11, 15 at normal speed or slower (Immovable) Saving Throws: 0 + 6 + 6 = 12PP Toughness: +12 (Impervious [Reflective] 10) Fortitude: - Reflex: +8 (+2 Dex, +6PP) Will: +8 (+2 Wis, +6PP) Skills: 60R = 15PP Acrobatics 3 (+5) Climb 0 (+0) Computers 5 (+10) Concentration 3 (+5) Craft (Electronic) 5 (+10) Craft (Mechanical) 5 (+10) Disable Device 5 (+10) Disguise 0 (+0, +20 Morph) Drive 8 (+10) Knowledge (Technology) 5 (+10) Notice 4 (+6) Pilot 8 (+10) Search 1 (+6) Stealth 8 (+10) Swim - Feats: 13PP Attack Focus: Melee 4 Improvised Tools Interpose Jack of All Trades Luck 2 Move-By Action Speed of Thought Takedown Attack 2 Powers: 123PP Density 12 (Mass x25; Strength +24, Protection [Impervious] +6, Immovable +4, Super-Strength +4; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Flaws: Permanent; Feats: Innate) [37PP] Drain Toughness 12 (Extras: Affects Objects; Flaws: Limited [Objects], Requires Grapple) [6PP] Immovable 4 [0PP] Immunity 40 (Fortitude effects; Mental effects) [40PP] Impervious Toughness 10 (Extras: Reflective [Melee]) [14PP] Leaping 1 (x2, Running Long Jump: 44ft) [1PP] Morph 4 (Machines; Disguise +20; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Feats: Metamorph 2) [14PP] Protection 12 [6PP] Speed 1 (10MPH, 100ft per Move Action) [1PP] Super-Senses 4 (Darkvision, Infra-Vision, Radio) [4PP] Super-Strength 4 (Lifting Strength: 55, Heavy Load: 24 tons; Grapple +4) [0PP] Drawbacks: -8PP Disability (Anosmia; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Minor) [-1PP] Vulnerability (Electricity; Frequency: Common; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-4PP] Vulnerability (Magnetism; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-3PP] Abilities (9) + Combat (24) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (15) + Feats (13) + Powers (123) - Drawbacks (8) = 188/188 Power Points - - - GIANT ROBOT FORM: Power Level: 12 (Built as PL10) Power Points: 188/188 Abilities: 9 + 4 + (-10) + 10 + 4 + 0 = 17PP Strength: 35 (+12), 55 Lifting (Heavy Load: 24 tons) Dexterity: 14 (+2) Constitution: - Intelligence: 20 (+5) Wisdom: 14 (+2) Charisma: 10 (+0) Combat: 12 + 20 = 32PP Initiative: +5 Attack: +8 Melee (+6 Base, -2 Size, +4 Attack Focus), +4 Ranged (+6 Base, -2 Size) Grapple: +30 (+8 Melee Attack, +12 Strength, +8 Size, +2 Super-Strength) Defense: +8 (+10 Base, -2 Size), +4 Flat-Footed Knockback Resistance: 14 Saving Throws: 0 + 6 + 6 = 12PP Toughness: +12 Fortitude: - Reflex: +8 (+2 Dex, +6PP) Will: +8 (+2 Wis, +6PP) Skills: 60R = 15PP Acrobatics 3 (+5) Climb 0 (+4) Computers 5 (+10) Concentration 3 (+5) Craft (Electronic) 5 (+10) Craft (Mechanical) 5 (+10) Disable Device 5 (+10) Disguise 0 (+0, +20 Morph) Drive 8 (+10) Intimidation 0 (+0, +4 Size) Knowledge (Technology) 5 (+10) Notice 4 (+6) Pilot 8 (+10) Search 1 (+6) Stealth 8 (+10) Swim 0 (+4) Feats: 13PP Attack Focus: Melee 4 Improvised Tools Interpose Jack of All Trades Luck 2 Move-By Action Speed of Thought Takedown Attack 2 Powers: 107PP Drain Toughness 12 (Extras: Affects Objects; Flaws: Limited [Objects], Requires Grapple) [6PP] Enhanced Skills 8 (Stealth 8 ) [2PP] Features 2 (Headlights; Special Effect [Theme Music]) [2PP] Growth 8 (Size: Huge; Strength +16 [+26 Lifting], Protection +4, Grapple +8, Knockback Resistance +8, Intimidation +4, Reach 10ft, Attack -2, Defense -2, Stealth -8; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Flaws: Permanent; Feats: Innate) [25PP] Immunity 40 (Fortitude effects; Mental effects) [40PP] Leaping 1 (x2, Running Long Jump: 44ft) [1PP] Morph 4 (Machines; Disguise +20; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Feats: Metamorph 2) [14PP] Protection 12 [8PP] Speed 1 (10MPH, 100ft per Move Action) [1PP] Super-Senses 4 (Darkvision, Infra-Vision, Radio) [4PP] Super-Strength 2 (Lifting Strength: 55, Heavy Load: 24 tons; Grapple +4) [4PP] Drawbacks: -8PP Disability (Anosmia; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Minor) [-1PP] Vulnerability (Electricity; Frequency: Common; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-4PP] Vulnerability (Magnetism; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-3PP] Abilities (17) + Combat (32) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (15) + Feats (13) + Powers (107) - Drawbacks (8) = 188/188 Power Points - - - VEHICLE FORM: Power Level: 12 (Built as PL10) Power Points: 188/188 Abilities: 9 + 4 + (-10) + 10 + 4 + 0 = 17PP Strength: 35 (+12), 55 Lifting (Heavy Load: 24 tons) Dexterity: 14 (+2) Constitution: - Intelligence: 20 (+5) Wisdom: 14 (+2) Charisma: 10 (+0) Combat: 12 + 20 = 32PP Initiative: +5 Attack: +8 Melee (+6 Base, -2 Size, +4 Attack Focus), +4 Ranged (+6 Base, -2 Size) Grapple: +30 (+8 Melee Attack, +12 Strength, +8 Size, +2 Super-Strength) Defense: +8 (+10 Base, -2 Size), +4 Flat-Footed Knockback Resistance: 14 Saving Throws: 0 + 6 + 6 = 12PP Toughness: +12 Fortitude: - Reflex: +8 (+2 Dex, +6PP) Will: +8 (+2 Wis, +6PP) Skills: 60R = 15PP Acrobatics 3 (+5) Climb 0 (+4) Computers 5 (+10) Concentration 3 (+5) Craft (Electronic) 5 (+10) Craft (Mechanical) 5 (+10) Disable Device 5 (+10) Disguise 0 (+0, +20 Morph) Drive 8 (+10) Intimidation 0 (+0, +4 Size) Knowledge (Technology) 5 (+10) Notice 4 (+6) Pilot 8 (+10) Search 1 (+6) Stealth 8 (+10) Swim 0 (+20/+4) Feats: 12PP Attack Focus: Melee 4 Interpose Jack of All Trades Luck 2 Move-By Action Speed of Thought Takedown Attack 2 Powers: 112PP Enhanced Skills 8 (Stealth 8 ) [2PP] Features 3 (Headlights; Internal Compartment; Special Effect [Theme Music]) [3PP] Growth 8 (Size: Huge; Strength +16 [+26 Lifting], Protection +4, Grapple +8, Knockback Resistance +8, Intimidation +4, Reach 10ft, Attack -2, Defense -2, Stealth -8; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Flaws: Permanent; Feats: Innate) [25PP] Immunity 40 (Fortitude effects; Mental effects) [40PP] Morph 4 (Machines; Disguise +20; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Feats: Metamorph 2) [14PP] Protection 12 [8PP] Super-Senses 4 (Darkvision, Infra-Vision, Radio) [4PP] Super-Strength 2 (Lifting Strength: 55, Heavy Load: 24 tons) [4PP] Vehicular Movement 5 (10PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 2) [12PP] Base Power [Air]: (250MPH[10PP] Flight 5 (250MPH, 2,500ft [1/2-mile] per Move Action) [10PP] AP [Land]: [6 + 4 = 10PP] Speed 6 (500MPH, 5,000ft [1 mile] per Move Action) [6PP] Super-Movement 2 (Sure-Footed 2) [4PP] AP [Sea]: [4 + 6 = 10PP] Enhanced Skills 16 (Swim 16) [4PP] Swimming 6 (100MPH, 1,000ft per Move Action) [6PP] Drawbacks: -12PP Disability (Anosmia; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Minor) [-1PP] Disability (No Hands; Frequency: Very Common; Intensity: Moderate) [-4PP] Vulnerability (Electricity; Frequency: Common; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-4PP] Vulnerability (Magnetism; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Major [x2 Effect Rank]) [-3PP] Abilities (17) + Combat (32) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (15) + Feats (12) + Powers (112) - Drawbacks (12) = 188/188 Power Points
  13. City Hall, Vibora Bay. September 5th, 2019. Noon. In a conference room just down the hall from the mayor's office, seven very unique individuals were gathering around a long table in comfortable chairs. Coffee and bagels had been provided by the mayor's staff, but several of the heroes of Hurricane Dorian craved more substantial fare, so a take-out menu for the Mediterranean place next door led to the room now being full of the smell of seasoned lamb and other savory delicacies. While the food did indeed smell delicious to young Taye Sullivan. So while the others were splitting up the various meats, rice and breads, she poured herself a cup of hot water and took a seat. "It's indeed exciting to have the opportunity to work with you all again," she said in her clear, deep voice as she fished two clear Ziploc bags out of her coverall pockets; one appeared to hold a few pieces of rusted metal, the other several spark plugs. "Of course, last night's work largely took place in the heat of the moment, with little or no planning. it will be interesting to see how we work together when we have more time to talk about things like strategy or logistics." Taye gingerly took several pieces of rust out of the bag and carefully crumbled them into her hot water, which she then stirred with a plastic spoon. "Perhaps we should first take the time to talk about our abilities, strengths and weaknesses before we go any further? As of right now, I am primarily limited to assuming vehicular shapes, but I hope to move beyond that by testing myself further." She took a sparkplug out of her second bag, popped it in her mouth, and washed it down with a sip of rust tea, all the while looking at the others expectantly.
  14. So we need to start generating some ideas here, lads and lasses! Strong, virile ideas to make the heavens SHAKE! I haven't read through the entire VB book, but are there any cool villains in it that we should start converting to our local 2e Homebrew? Or FCU ones that would be a good fit? Torque is up for anything!
  15. In Brief: Moonstone meets Poison Ivy, with a dash of Venom, and side helpings of Elle Woods and Blanche Devereaux. Character: Persephone Power Level: 12 (Built as PL10) Tradeoffs: None Power Points: 186/189PP Unspent Points: 3 Alternate Identity: Camellia Blume, M.D. Identity: Secret Legal Status: USA citizen with no criminal record Birthplace: Vibora Bay, Florida Base of Operations: Vibora Bay, Florida Residence: A rented house in Atwater Occupation: Psychiatrist (self-employed, private practice) Affiliations: University of Florida (alumnus), Delta Delta Delta (alumnus), Florida Board of Medicine (licensed physician), American Medical Association (board-certified psychiatrist) Family: Younger fraternal twin brother, sister-in-law, niece, nephew, parents, several aunts, uncles, and grandparents DESCRIPTION Age: 30 (Date of Birth: 1989) Apparent Age: 30 Gender: Female Ethnicity: Anglo-Germanic Caucasian American Height: 5’10” Weight: 140 lbs. Hair: Human Form: Platinum-Blonde, Plant Form: Purple Eyes: Human Form: Blue, Plant Form: Purple A friend once described her as “Grace Kelly’s head on Kate Upton’s body”. She has brilliant blue eyes set into a heart-shaped face, framed with a mane of shiny and thick platinum blonde hair which falls down to the top of her thighs. She has the kind of hourglass figure that usually requires aggressive corsetry, and most of her substantial height is in her long legs. Her voice is heavy, breathy, and deeper than most people expect, with a slight Southern drawl. She carries herself with the calm, quiet confidence of someone who’s accustomed to being welcome everywhere she goes. She has a big smile, and it gets a lot of exercise. She has an extensive wardrobe; more than one person has joked that they’ve never seen her wear anything twice. She has personally altered most of her clothes, both to better fit and support her body, and to replace the buttons and clasps with magnets, which allows her to get in and out of them quickly (a trick live stage productions use to cope with frequent costume changes). Her personal style, heavily influenced by the local climate, consists mainly of above-the-knee sundresses in bright colors and floral prints, paired with some kind of ornate sandals, more often than not with 4-5 inch heels that make her tower over most of the people around her. During the couple of months a year where the weather in Vibora Bay dips below 70F, she’ll switch to sweater dresses with higher necklines, swap out the sandals for closed-toes or boots, and add some heavy tights for extra warmth. In more casual settings, she sometimes trades the dresses for crop tops paired with denim short-shorts or short skirts, and on the beach, where she goes every chance she gets, she rocks the bikini. She loves jewelry; pearls are her favorite, and she owns pieces in every color of the rainbow. Outside, she’s rarely seen without both oversized sunglasses, some kind of a large, floppy-brimmed straw or silk hat with a bow or flower on the ribbon, varieties of which she also owns in every color. In professional settings, she wears decorative glasses with clear lenses, mainly in the hope that she’ll be taken more seriously once the “smart people have poor eyesight” stereotype cancels out the “dumb blonde” trope, but also because it gives her another accessory to play with. When she uses her powers, her skin turns green, and her eyes and hair both turn purple. Her hair grows even longer, almost touching the ground, and it takes on a life of its own. The coloration shifts to different shades depending on her mood, and the hair moves of its own accord, suddenly when in response to her emotional state, but otherwise gently floating and swaying as though she were underwater. Her ability to shape plant matter with her thoughts also extends to her own body. She can make plant appendages like vines, thorns, leaves, and roots sprout from her skin, with whatever pigmentation or texture she desires. Her costume is made from such appendages, consisting of thousands of overlapping leaves growing out of her skin, and falling away when she switches back to a human appearance. There's usually a flower in her hair, but that's because it's growing out of her head. She can also release luciferns and their catalyzing enzymes into parts of her body, causing them to glow. She does this most often with her hair and eyes. HISTORY Carmellia Blume’s parents met while they were both students at the University of Florida’s Vibora Bay campus. Her mother was a cheerleader and her father played football. They both stuck around long enough to earn Master’s degrees, hers in interior design and his in engineering. After graduation, she started her own firm, while he went to work for Vibora Petroleum, where he quickly ascended to upper management. By gradually invested in dozens of rental properties and restaurant franchises, in Vibora Bay and throughout North Florida, her parents did their part to maintain their family's wealth for another generation. Her father has been a member of the elite Mahogany Club since before she was born. Carmellia beat her “little” twin brother into the world by a few minutes. She grew up in a Cluet Farms mansion, immersed in luxury and privilege. Her teens and early twenties were a hurricane of private schools, cheerleading practices, cotillions, debutante balls, modeling jobs, and beauty pageants, just like her mother before her. She was the queen of her high school, but she was a benevolent queen, who never tolerated bullying. She attended the University of Florida, a legacy admission, like her parents before her. She joined the Tri-Delta sorority, like her mother before her. She even spent a year studying abroad in Paris, like her mother had at her age. But ultimately, she decided that, while dancing and modeling were fun, they weren't fulfilling. She wanted to spend her life helping people in a more direct manner. So after four years of college, she applied to UFVB's prestigious medical school. It was the first time in her life when she made a real decision, instead of just following in her parents footsteps. The modeling money and pageant prizes she’d saved up took a big bite out of the tuition, so she didn’t have to dip too far into her trust fund. After four years of medical school, she chose psychiatry as her specialty, combining her academic prowess and her social skills to make the world a better place, one person at a time. After another four years, she completed her residency and obtained her medical license. She rented an apartment in Far Weston (separate from the rented Atwater house she lived in), and started her own practice out of it, living off of her trust fund until she accumulated enough patients to make her practice self-sustaining. Camellia kept a garden at home, and her office space was filled with flowers. This caused one of her first patients visible distress. But he wasn't floraphobic. Instead, he seemed to be suffering from auditory hallucinations, or some other delusion. He claimed that one of his wife’s plants was talking to him. No one else seemed to be able to hear the voice, but it was growing louder and more insistent, while not making any sense, and he was convinced it was coming from the purple orchid his wife had brought home a few weeks prior. After a few weeks of talk sessions and a prescription for anti-anxiety medication failed to yield any results, he brought the orchid in question to his session, and refused to bring it back home with him. She didn’t think it would help his recovery to force the issue, so she let him leave without it, intending to return it to him later. The orchid was sitting on the front seat of her car during her commute home. That commute was interrupted when she drove by what appeared to be a mugging or assault taking place in an alley just off the street. She pulled off into the alley, flashed her lights, honked her horn, and shouted that she was calling the police, hoping to scare away the attackers. But the attackers were New Shadows gang members, vampires, and they weren’t mugging their victim, they were feeding on him. They used their superhuman strength to flip her car over, trapping her in the alley. But as they started to drag her out of the wrecked car, she heard a woman's voice inside her mind, and it seemed like time froze. The voice offered Camellia power, the power she would need to survive this ordeal and many like it. But she could only give Camellia that power if they were “bonded”. Camellia decided that, whatever that meant, it was better than letting herself or that poor man be killed, so she agreed. Time started passing again, and the orchid started moving under its own power, shattering its pot and pressing itself against Camellia. The flower somehow phased through her flesh and bone, sinking into her chest. She felt its roots expand throughout her body. It occurred to her that this should have been painful or terrifying or disgusting, but instead it was invigorating. Leaves and bark sprouted from her flesh, covering every inch of her skin. The vampires were shocked when they reached for a human but pulled out a humanoid plant-monster. Their shock gave her all the time she needed. Acting on instinct, she summoned plants to her aid, and they responded. Roots from a nearby tree stretched and snaked through the dirt before bursting bursting up out of the ground, breaking through the concrete like it was glass. The roots hardened into spears and impaled the vampires, who all crumbled into ash. As soon as the danger had passed, the leafy armor dried up and crumbled off of Camellia’s skin. She used her cell phone to call an ambulance for the bleeding man and a tow truck for her totaled car, and she tended to his wounds as best she could while they waited. She told the police that she’d turned too fast into the alley and flipped over, which must have scared away “the muggers”. The wounded man didn’t contradict her. Camellia spent the weeks after the incident telepathically communing with her new symbiote, learning what little the symbiote knew of her own history, and growing accustomed to her new abilities and the changes the symbiote was making to her body. The symbiote had been part of a race of semi-sentient plants engineered and grown as biological weapons by the humans of another Earth in an alternate dimension. That dimension fell to Omega, and this symbiote happened to be on a part of that Earth which wound up floating in the Terminus instead of being annihilated. When a rift opened up near the symbiote during the most recent Terminus incursion into her dimension, she pulled up her roots and let herself fall through. The symbiote offered to separate from Camellia if she so desired, but Camellia refused when she learned that separation would require intensive surgery which could kill both of them. Instead, Camellia decided to cope with whatever changes might come, and put her new abilities to good use, making the world a better place like she’d always wanted to. PERSONALITY & MOTIVATION Camellia's behavior comes from a combination of a naturally big heart and being raised in a semi-aristocratic subculture in which tradition was revered and courtesy was paramount. She strives to always be polite, modest, generous, and forgiving. She hates to see people suffer, even when they deserve it. She’s sensitive to the moods of the people around her, and it’s important to her to make those people as comfortable as possible. Her guiding principle in daily life is “Make everybody feel welcome, and never make anybody feel second-rate.” She greets everyone with a warm smile and an opening for as much small talk as they'd like, and she almost never swears or insults people. When someone else commits a faux pas, she’s far more likely to ignore it or attempt to cover for it than she is to draw attention to it or mock them. She values integrity, both in herself and in others, so she won’t lie to protect people’s feelings, but she will distract, deflect, and omit. Every child gets told at some point “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”, but unlike most children, she took that sentiment to heart, leaving the hard truths for one-on-one sessions behind closed doors. She detests bullying of any kind, and she won't hesitate to step in and put herself between the bully and their victim. She loves social interaction and embraces every opportunity for it. Everyone has a story, and she wants to hear them all. She make a point of maintaining correspondence with all of her family, former school friends, sorority sisters, and coworkers. Once you're part of her world, you don't leave. She remembers every birthday, and she sends hand-written “Thank You” notes for everything. She likes attention, which is fortunate, because she’d get plenty of it whether she liked it or not. She doesn’t demand the spotlight, but she’s very comfortable under it. She’s a hopeless romantic who falls hard and fast both in and out of love. She doesn’t expect or demand old school chivalry, but she’s a total sucker for it. POWERS & TACTICS The symbiotic alien plant which fused with her has transformed her body on the molecular level into an ambulatory plant. Her flesh, blood, and bone has mostly been replaced with cellulose, sap, and wood, and what remains has little value beyond the cosmetic. Her plant tissues are more durable and resilient than her old flesh. Her body engages in photosynthesis, so she doesn’t need to breathe or eat food, though she still does, both for the pleasurable sensation and because she can derive nutrients from it; it’s the equivalent of spreading fertilizer over crops. She can also extend roots from her body down into soil to obtain water and nutrients, but eating and drinking feels more familiar. The diseases and poisons of animals no longer affect her, although certain chemical fertilizers have effects on her similar to those of caffeine or alcohol when she discreetly adds them to her coffee and cocktails (making those drinks toxic for anyone else in the process). Like an old tree, her aging process has stalled to the point of being imperceptible. With an infusion of sunlight, her body is able to mend most wounds instantly, and even grievous injuries will heal in a matter of hours instead of days or weeks. However, as a plant, she is more vulnerable to dehydration and extremes of temperature, her tissues are more flammable, and defoliants and herbicides which would be harmless to a human will kill her in a matter of minutes. Through the symbiote, she can psychically detect, communicate with, animate, control, and alter plants. She can make them move and act on her behalf, and she can transform them extensively, shaping them like clay, greatly increasing or decreasing their size, strength, and resilience, and making them sprout flowers which then burst open with psychoactive pollen or latex. She doesn't strictly need to take any physical action to alter or control plants, but she uses physical gestures to help herself focus. In battle, she looks like she's dancing or conducting an orchestra. The transformations she uses most often reverse themselves as soon as she stops exerting the mental effort to maintain them; permanent changes require greater effort (power stunts for Continuous/Lasting or Independent versions of her powers). Nearby plants even respond to her unconscious desires and survival instinct, moving out of her way, or moving and stretching to protect her, blocking or swatting aside incoming attacks. Her ability to shape plant matter with her thoughts also extends to her own body. She can make plant appendages like vines, thorns, leaves, and roots sprout from her skin, with whatever pigmentation or texture she desires. In battle, she often grows an extra layer of thick bark over her skin, harder than rock. She can release luciferns and their catalyzing enzymes into parts of her body, causing them to glow. In a battle, engaging directly with supervillains is her last resort. Her first priorities are healing the wounded, and using her Create Object and Move Object powers to protect bystanders and even other heroes, either by shielding them or by moving them to a safe place. Even when she does fight directly, she attempts to restrain or incapacitate while doing as little harm as possible. Technically, she can create vines to whip or strangle, or thorns to cut and stab, either from her own body directly or by altering other plants, but she’s so loathe to do so that she leaves that to occasional power stunts, instead of buying any Damage-based alternate powers for her Plant Control array. COMPLICATIONS Accidents: Her powers are potentially destructive, especially when used indoors. Tree roots might burst up through floors or streets, while tree branches and stretched bushes come crashing through windows and walls. The GM can give her a Hero Point if the use of her powers causes a setback. Perhaps she triggers an effect like Environment Control which hinders her in the rest of the fight. Or maybe she endangers bystanders, and she must try to rescue them while the villain is still attacking. Alternately, the GM can give other PCs a Hero Point in exchange for making her attack powers affect her allies as well as the villains. For example, if she were to use her Fatigue power to spray a villain with a plant-derived sedative, and another hero then used a melee attack against that villain, the GM could declare retroactively that the Fatigue effect had acquired the Contagious extra, and some of the sedative was transferred from the villain to the melee-attacking hero, who now has to save against the Fatigue effect as well. Honor: She will always choose to help bystanders, even if it means letting the villain get away. She always uses the minimum force required to incapacitate a villain, and she will accept any surrender immediately. Even though she’s good at sniffing out lies, cunning villains can manipulate her by telling her what she wants to hear. The GM can give her a Hero Point if this causes some sort of setback, such as a penalty on a Sense Motive check or a free surprise attack against her. Hopeless Romantic: Friends and family have joked over the years that she "falls in love with every man she meets". The GM can give her a Hero Point in exchange for giving her a circumstance penalty on opposed interaction skill checks like Bluff or Diplomacy, or saving throws against effects like Emotion Control (Love), if her opponent is a man with a high Charisma score, interaction skill bonus, and/or the Attractive feat, or if the player and GM agree that he’s “her type”. The GM can also give her a Hero Point if she suffers a setback on account of being distracted by attraction, such as being surprise attacked. Finally, the GM can give her a Hero Point in exchange for forcing her to make a saving throw or skill check to avoid being Dazed or Fascinated, as if the attractive character had and used those feats, even if he did not. Medium (Plant Control): The GM can give her a Hero Point in exchange for arbitrarily deciding that there are no plants close enough for her to use her Plant Control array. At the GM’s discretion, this could 1) deprive her of the power entirely, 2) make it operate at a reduced power rank, since she would have to harvest material for the plant structures from her own body, or 3) make it acquire the Tiring or Side-Effect flaw, for the same reason. Normal Identity: If a villain were to restrain her or otherwise render her helpless, then they could surgically (or violently) remove the symbiote plant from inside her chest. If this were to happen, then all the changes it has made to her body would gradually revert, and she would lose all her powers and become a normal human again. Both she and the symbiote would suffer from withdrawal, and either of them could die, especially the symbiote. If the GM ever caused such a horrendous thing to occur, then giving her a Hero Point would be the least they could do. Phobia (Fire): Fire is one of the few things which can cause her serious harm, and she has an instinctual fear of it. The GM can give her a Hero Point in exchange for forcing her to make a Will save against an Emotion Control (Fear) effect. The GM is free to assign the effect whatever power rank they choose, but it should take into account the size and intensity of the fire (the effective Damage rank) and her proximity to it. Power Loss (Immunity): There are some circumstances in which her Immunity to Suffocation would not apply, such as being caught in a vacuum, or being immersed in water too dark and deep for any sunlight to trigger her photosynthesis. Similarly, if deprived of both food (either animal food or nutritious soil) and sunlight, then she will begin suffering from starvation, despite her Immunity to it. The GM can give her a Hero Point if she is caught in such circumstances and begins suffocating or starving. The GM can also give her a Hero Point when a villain scores a critical hit or a Sneak Attack against her, and suppress her Immunity to Critical Hits, allowing the villain to keep their damage bonus. Responsibilities: She has a large, active social network of family, school friends, sorority sisters, and former coworkers. She’ll drop everything to come to their aid. The GM can give her a Hero Point if a request for that aid comes at the worst possible time. She also has standing appointments with paying clients at her psychiatry practice four days a week, with the potential for emergency calls during off hours. The GM can give her a Hero Point if her day job somehow interferes with her hero work. Secret (Identity): The GM can give her a Hero Point if a potential reveal of her identity causes her some sort of setback, or if a villain learns her identity and then creates a setback for her by going after her friends, family, and/or patients. Soft-Hearted: She doesn’t like to see anyone suffer, even villains. As good as she is at telling truth from lies, she’s still a sucker for a sob story. The GM can give her a Hero Point in exchange for a penalty on checks like Sense Motive to discern the truth behind a wounded-gazelle gambit. Where others may see “A hard man doing a hard job, willing to make the tough choices and do what’s necessary”, she sees only callousness and cruelty which she cannot abide. She’s as likely to come to blows with “grim dark avenger” vigilantes as she is with actual supervillains. The GM can give either her or another PC a Hero Point in exchange for forcing her either to not take a certain action which would harm another person, or else to take a certain action which would prevent harm to another person or end harm they were already enduring. For example, if a villain appeared to already be restrained, incapacitated, or severely weakened, and another PC were still attacking them, or interrogating them in a violent or threatening manner, then the GM could invoke this complication, force her to put a stop to it, and give either her or the other PC a Hero Point. ABILITIES 40PP Strength: 10 (+0) Dexterity: 14 (+2) Constitution: 30/18 (+10/+4) Intelligence: 14 (+2) Wisdom: 20 (+5) Charisma: 24 (+7) COMBAT 16PP Initiative: +2 Attack: +4 Base, +10 Plant Control Grapple: +4, +20 Plant Control Defense: +10/+4 Base, +5/+2 Flat-Footed Knockback Resistance: 10/2, 5/2 once Ablative Impervious is gone SAVING THROWS 7PP Toughness: +10/+4 (+10/+4 Con, Impervious 10 [Ablative]) Fortitude: +10/+4 (+10/+4 Con, +0PP) Reflex: +10/+4 (+2 Dex, +6 Enhanced Reflex, +2PP) Will: +10 (+5 Wis, +5PP) SKILLS 108R = 27PP Acrobatics 8 (+10) Bluff 11 (+18, +22 Attractive)Distract, Taunt Concentration 5 (+10) Craft (Artistic) 8 (+10) Diplomacy 11 (+18, +22 Attractive)Connected, Fascinate Gather Information 13 (+20)Contacts Knowledge (Behavioral Sciences) 13 (+15) Knowledge (Life Sciences) 8 (+10) Knowledge (Pop Culture) 2 (+4) Languages 1 (English [Native], French) Medicine 3 (+8) Perform (Dance) 3 (+10) Perform (Oratory) 3 (+10) Sense Motive 15 (+20) Swim 4 (+4) FEATS 12PP Attractive Benefit (Wealth) Connected Distract (Bluff) Fascinate (Diplomacy) Interpose Leadership Luck 3 Quick Change Taunt POWERS 96PP Enhanced Constitution 12 [12PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Plant Body) Enhanced Defense 6 [12PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Animate Plants, Plant Control) Enhanced Reflex 6 [6PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Animate Plants, Plant Control) Environment Control 1 (Light [Level 1], Area: 5ft radius, Extras: Action [Move], Flaws: Range [Touch]) [1PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Bioluminescence, Plant Body, Shapeshifting) Flight 2 (25MPH, 250ft per Move Action, Extras: Affects Others, Flaws: Platform) [4PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Animate Plants, Plant Control) Immunity 5 (Critical Hits, Own Powers, Suffocation) [5PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Photosynthesis, Plant Body) Immunity 4 (Aging, Disease, Poison, Starvation/Thirst, Flaws: Limited [Aging Immunity is 1/2 effect; Immune to Diseases and Poisons which affect animals, but not those which affect plants; Immune to Starvation but not to Thirst]) [2PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Photosynthesis, Plant Body) Impervious Toughness 10 (Extras: Force Field [Free Action, Sustained Duration], Flaws: Ablative) [5PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Bark Armor, Plant Body, Shapeshifting) Morph 1 (Broad Group [Humanoids], Extras: Duration [Continuous], Flaws: Limited [Plant-People]) [2PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Plant Body, Shapeshifting) Plant Control 14 (28PP Array, Feats: Alternate Power 6) [34PP] (Descriptors: Alien) Base Power: [28PP] (Additional Descriptors: Animate Plants) Move Object 10 (Range: 10 100ft Increments, 1,000ft Max, Lifting Strength: 50 [Heavy Load: 12 tons], Feats: Accurate 3 [+6 Attack], Improved Pin, Indirect 3, Variable Descriptor [Animating plants to either move themselves or to grasp and move non-plant targets]) [28PP] Alternate Power: [28PP] (Additional Descriptors: Animate Plants, Plant Growth) Create Object 10 (Range: 10 100ft Increments, 1,000ft Max, Volume: 10 cubes, Toughness: 10, Lifting Strength: 50 [Heavy Load: 12 tons], Feats: Indirect 3, Progression [Size] 3 [50ft cubes], Selective, Stationary [Resists being moved with Strength 30]) [28PP] Alternate Power: [28PP] (Additional Descriptors: Animate Plants, Flowers, Psychoactive Pollen, Toxin) Emotion Control 10 (Extras: Secondary Effect, Flaws: Range [Ranged, 10 100ft Increments, 1,000ft Max], Feats: Accurate 3 [+6 Attack], Indirect 3, Mind Blank, Reversible) [28PP] Alternate Power: [28PP] (Additional Descriptors: Animate Plants, Flowers, Sedative Latex, Toxin) Fatigue 10 (Extras: Range [Ranged, 10 100ft Increments, 1,000ft Max], Secondary Effect, Flaws: Action [Full], Distracting, Feats: Accurate 3 [+6 Attack], Indirect 3, Reversible, Sedation) [28PP] Alternate Power: [28PP] Healing 9 (Extras: Action [Standard], Total, Flaws: Distracting, Feats: Variable Descriptor [Mending plants directly with florakinesis, or using medicinally enhanced plants to heal non-plant targets]) [28PP] Alternate Power: [27PP] (Additional Descriptors: Animate Plants, Grasping Branches/Vines) Snare 10 (Range: 10 100ft Increments, 1,000ft Max, Feats: Accurate 3 [+6 Attack], Indirect 3, Reversible) [27PP] Alternate Power: [28PP] (Additional Descriptors: Shape Plants) Transform 10 (Plants, Extras: Duration [Continuous, Lasting], Flaws: Action [Full], Distracting, Range [Touch], Feats: Accurate 3 [+6 Attack], Extended Reach [10ft], Indirect, Progression [Mass] 3 [5 tons]) [28PP] Plant Telepathy 2 (4PP Array, Feats: Alternate Power) [5PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Psychic) Base Power: [4PP] Comprehend 2 (Plants 2 [Speak To, Understand]) [4PP] Alternate Power: [2PP] Super-Senses 2 (Postcognition, Flaws: Medium [Plants]) [2PP] Regeneration 1 (Resurrection 1 [1 week], Feats: Regrowth) [2PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Plant Body) Super-Movement 1 (Permeate 1 [1/4 Speed], Flaws: Limited [Plants]) [1PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Animate Plants, Plant Control) Super-Senses 5 (Plant Awareness, Descriptor Frequency: Common, Sense Type: Mental [Default Extras: None], Extras: Acute, Radius, Ranged) [5PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Plant Control, Psychic) DRAWBACKS -12PP Vulnerability (Cold effects, Frequency: Common, Intensity: Minor [+1 DC]) [-2PP] Vulnerability (Dehydration effects, Frequency: Uncommon, Intensity: Minor [+1 DC]) [-1PP] Vulnerability (Fire/Heat effects, Frequency: Common, Intensity: Moderate [+50% Effect Rank]) [-3PP] Weakness (Defoliants/Herbicides, Frequency: Uncommon, Intensity: Moderate [-1 Con], Time: 1/round) [-6PP] ATTACK RANGE SAVING THROW EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC15 Toughness (Staged) Damage (Physical) Create Object Ranged DC20 Reflex Trapped Dropped Object Ranged/Area DC20 Reflex Avoided DC25 Toughness (Staged) Damage (Physical) Emotion Control Ranged DC20 Will (Staged) Calm: Removes all Emotion Control conditions Despair: Shaken/Helpless Fear: Shaken/Frightened/Panicked Hate: Attitude = Hostile Hope: Removes Despair and Fear Love: Attitude = Friendly/Helpful/Fanatical Fatigue Ranged DC20 Fortitude (Staged) Fatigued/Exhausted/Unconscious Healing Touch DC19 Fortitude (Harmless) Healing Move Object Ranged Grapple vs +20 Pinned/Bound Thrown Object Throwing (Str 50) DC25 Toughness (Staged) Damage (Physical) Snare Ranged DC20 Reflex (Staged) Entangled/Bound Transform Touch +5ft DC20 Fortitude Transformed Abilities (40) + Combat (16) + Saving Throws (7) + Skills (27) + Feats (12) + Powers (96) - Drawbacks (12) = 186/189 Power Points
  16. In Brief: Moonstone meets Poison Ivy meets Sue Storm, with a dash of Venom, and side helpings of Elle Woods and Blanche Devereaux. Character: Persephone Power Level: 14 (Built as PL10) Tradeoffs: None (At PL10: -2 Attack / +2 Damage, -2 Defense / +2 Toughness) Power Points: 205/205 Unspent Points: 0 Alternate Identity: Camellia Blume, M.D. Identity: Secret Legal Status: Municipal Defender (City of Vibora Bay), USA citizen with no criminal record Birthplace: Vibora Bay, Florida Base of Operations: Vibora Bay, Florida Residence: A rented house in Atwater Occupation: Municipal Defender (City of Vibora Bay), Psychiatrist (self-employed, private practice) Affiliations: City of Vibora Bay (Municipal Defender), Sinclair University (alumnus), University of Florida School of Medicine (alumnus), Omega Beta Gamma (alumnus), Florida Board of Medicine (licensed physician), American Medical Association (board-certified psychiatrist) Family: Lena Blume née Moore (Mother), Bernard "Bernie" Blume (Father), Jason "J.B." Blume (Younger fraternal twin brother), Pamela Blume née Moldoff (Sister-in-law), Abigail "Abby" Blume (Niece), Alan Blume (Nephew), several aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents DESCRIPTION Age: 30 (Date of Birth: 1989) Apparent Age: 30 Gender: Female Ethnicity: White (Anglo-Germanic) American Height: 5’10” Weight: 140 lbs. Hair: Human Form: Platinum-Blonde, Plant Form: Purple Eyes: Human Form: Blue, Plant Form: Purple A friend once described Camellia as “Grace Kelly’s head on Kate Upton’s body”. She has brilliant blue eyes set into a heart-shaped face, framed with a mane of shiny and thick platinum blonde hair which falls down well below her waist. She has the kind of hourglass figure that usually requires aggressive corsetry, and most of her substantial height is in her long legs. Her voice is heavy, breathy, and deeper than most people expect, with a slight Southern drawl. She carries herself with the calm, quiet confidence of someone who’s accustomed to being welcome everywhere she goes. She has a big smile, and it gets a lot of exercise. She has an extensive wardrobe; more than one person has joked that they’ve never seen her wear anything twice. A skilled seamstress, she has personally altered most of her clothes, both to better fit and support her body, and to replace the buttons and clasps with magnets, which allows her to get in and out of them quickly (a trick live stage productions use to cope with frequent costume changes). Her personal style, heavily influenced by the local climate, consists mainly of above-the-knee sundresses in bright colors and floral prints, paired with some kind of ornate sandals, more often than not with 4-5 inch heels that make her tower over most of the people around her. During the couple of months a year where the weather in Vibora Bay dips below 70F, she’ll switch to sweater dresses with higher necklines, swap out the sandals for closed-toes or boots, and add some heavy tights for extra warmth. In more casual settings, she sometimes trades the dresses for crop tops paired with denim short-shorts or short skirts, and on the beach, which she visits every chance she gets, she rocks the bikini. She loves jewelry; pearls are her favorite, and she owns pieces in every color of the rainbow. Outside, she’s rarely seen without both oversized sunglasses, some kind of a large, floppy-brimmed straw or silk hat with a bow or flower on the ribbon, varieties of which she also owns in every color. In professional settings, she wears decorative glasses with clear lenses, mainly in the hope that she’ll be taken more seriously once the “smart people have poor eyesight” stereotype cancels out the “dumb blonde” trope, but also because it gives her another accessory to play with. When she uses her powers, her skin turns green, and her eyes and hair both turn purple. Her hair grows even longer, almost touching the ground, and it takes on a life of its own, gently floating and swaying as though she were underwater. Her ability to shape plant matter with her thoughts also extends to her own body. She can make plant appendages like vines, thorns, leaves, and roots sprout from her skin, with whatever pigmentation or texture she desires. Her costume is a leotard made from such appendages, consisting of thousands of overlapping leaves growing out of her skin, and falling away when she switches back to a human appearance. There's usually a flower in her hair, growing straight out of her head. She can also release luciferns and their catalyzing enzymes into parts of her body, causing them to glow. She does this most often with her hair and eyes. HISTORY Camellia Blume's family has roots in the east side of Vibora Bay going back at least as far as her great-grandparents on both sides. Her family are all wealthy, highly educated professionals, with real estate holdings across north Florida. Camellia beat her “little” twin brother J.B. into the world by a few minutes. She grew up in a Cluet Farms mansion, immersed in luxury and privilege. Her teens and early twenties were a hurricane of private schools, cotillions, debutante balls, modeling jobs, and beauty pageants, just like her mother before her. Like her mother before her, she was the queen of her high school. Unlike her mother, she was a benevolent queen, who never tolerated bullying. She attended Sinclair University, a legacy admission, like her parents before her. She joined the same sorority her mother had belonged to. She was a cheerleader like her mother before her. She even spent a year studying abroad in Paris, like her mother had at her age. But ultimately, she decided that, while dancing and modeling were fun, they weren't a fulfilling career. She wanted to spend her life helping people in a more direct manner. So after she graduated from Sinclair, she applied to UFVB's prestigious medical school. At first, her parents did not approve, though they knew well enough to cloak their objections with polite euphemisms. But as far as they were concerned, a mostly-black school on the west side of the city, even a nationally renowned one, may as well have been another planet. Camellia stood firm. In 22 years, it was the first time she ever made a real decision for herself instead of just following in her parents footsteps. Her parents refused to pay for it, and even threatened to cut off her trust fund. But she'd saved enough of the money she'd made from a decade of modeling jobs and pageant prizes to take a big bite out of the tuition, and she was willing to take out loans to pay for the rest. The idea of their little princess taking on debt horrified them more than the idea of her living in Weston or going to school with black people, so they relented. After four years of medical school, Camellia chose psychiatry as her specialty, combining her academic prowess and her social skills to make the world a better place, one person at a time. After another four years, she completed her residency and obtained her medical license. She rented an apartment in Far Weston (separate from the rented Atwater house she lived in), and started her own practice out of it, living off of her trust fund until she accumulated enough patients to make her practice self-sustaining. Her refusal to charge patients more than they could afford, or to limit her clientele to the wealthy, slowed that process considerably. Camellia kept a garden at home, and her office space was filled with flowers. This caused one of her first patients visible distress. But he wasn't floraphobic. Instead, he seemed to be suffering from auditory hallucinations, or some other delusion. He claimed that one of his wife’s plants was talking to him. No one else seemed to be able to hear the voice, but it was growing louder and more insistent, while not making any sense, and he was convinced it was coming from the purple orchid his wife had brought home a few weeks prior. After a few weeks of talk sessions and a prescription for anti-anxiety medication failed to yield any results, he brought the orchid in question to his session, and refused to bring it back home with him. She didn’t think it would help his recovery to force the issue, so she let him leave without it, intending to return it to him later. The orchid was sitting on the front seat of her car during her commute home. That commute was interrupted when she drove by what appeared to be a mugging or assault taking place in an alley just off the street. She pulled off into the alley, flashed her lights, honked her horn, and shouted that she was calling the police, hoping to scare away the attackers. But the attackers were a pack of vampires affiliated with the New Shadows gang, and they weren’t mugging their victim; they were about to feed on him. They used their superhuman strength to flip her car over, trapping her in the alley. But as they started to drag her out of the wrecked car, she heard a woman's voice inside her mind, and it seemed like time froze. The voice offered Camellia power, the power she would need to survive this ordeal and many like it. But she could only give Camellia that power if they were “bonded”. Camellia decided that, whatever that meant, it was better than letting herself or that poor man be killed, so she agreed. Time started passing again, and the orchid started moving under its own power, shattering its pot and pressing itself against Camellia. The flower somehow phased through her flesh and bone, sinking into her chest. She felt its roots expand throughout her body. It occurred to her that this should have been painful or terrifying or disgusting, but instead it was invigorating. Leaves and bark sprouted from her flesh, covering every inch of her skin. The vampires were shocked when they reached for a human but pulled out a humanoid plant-monster. Their claws and fangs couldn't pierce her bark-armor. Acting on instinct, she summoned plants to her aid, and they responded. Roots from a nearby tree stretched and snaked through the dirt before bursting bursting up out of the ground, breaking through the concrete like it was glass. The roots hardened into spears and impaled the vampires, who all collapsed into piles of ash. As soon as the danger had passed, the leafy armor dried up and crumbled off of Camellia’s skin. She used her cell phone to call an ambulance for the bleeding man and a tow truck for her totaled car, and she tended to his wounds as best she could while they waited. She told the police that she’d turned too fast into the alley and flipped over, which must have scared away “the muggers”. The wounded man didn’t contradict her. Camellia spent the weeks after the incident telepathically communing with her new symbiote, learning what little the symbiote knew of her own history, and growing accustomed to her new abilities and the changes the symbiote was making to her body. The symbiote had been part of a race of semi-sentient plants engineered and grown as biological weapons by the humans of another Earth in an alternate dimension. That dimension fell to Omega, and this symbiote happened to be on a part of that Earth which wound up floating in the Terminus instead of being annihilated. When a rift opened up near the symbiote during the most recent Terminus incursion into her dimension, she pulled up her roots and let herself fall through. The symbiote offered to separate from Camellia if she so desired, but Camellia refused when she learned that separation would require intensive surgery which could kill both of them. Instead, Camellia decided to cope with whatever changes might come, and put her new abilities to good use, making the world a better place like she’d always wanted to. PERSONALITY & MOTIVATION Camellia's behavior comes from a combination of a naturally big heart and being raised in a semi-aristocratic subculture in which tradition was revered and courtesy was paramount. She strives to always be polite, modest, generous, and forgiving. She hates to see people suffer, even when they deserve it. She’s sensitive to the moods of the people around her, and it’s important to her to make those people as comfortable as possible. Her guiding principle in daily life is “Make everybody feel welcome, and never make anybody feel second-rate.” She greets everyone with a warm smile and an opening for as much small talk as they'd like, and she almost never swears or insults people. When someone else commits a faux pas, she’s far more likely to ignore it or attempt to cover for it than she is to draw attention to it or mock them. She values integrity, both in herself and in others, so she won’t lie to protect people’s feelings, but she will distract, deflect, and omit. Every child gets told at some point “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all”, but unlike most children, she took that sentiment to heart, leaving the hard truths for one-on-one sessions behind closed doors. She detests bullying of any kind, and she won't hesitate to step in and put herself between the bully and their victim. She loves social interaction and embraces every opportunity for it. Everyone has a story, and she wants to hear them all. She make a point of maintaining correspondence with all of her family, former school friends, sorority sisters, and coworkers. Once you're part of her world, you don't leave. She remembers every birthday, and she sends hand-written “Thank You” notes for everything. She likes attention, which is fortunate, because she’d get plenty of it whether she liked it or not. She doesn’t demand the spotlight, but she’s very comfortable under it. She’s a hopeless romantic who falls hard and fast both in and out of love. She doesn’t expect or demand old school chivalry, but she’s a total sucker for it. POWERS & TACTICS The symbiotic alien plant which fused with her has transformed her body on the molecular level into an ambulatory plant. She looks human on the surface, but beneath the skin, her flesh, blood, and bone has mostly been replaced with cellulose, sap, and wood. Her plant tissues are more durable and resilient than her old flesh, her aging process has slowed considerably, and she can completely regrow any lost body parts. Her body engages in photosynthesis, so she doesn’t need to breathe or eat food, though she still does, both for the pleasurable sensation and because she can derive nutrients from it; it’s the equivalent of spreading fertilizer over crops. She can also extend roots from her body down into soil to obtain water and nutrients, but eating and drinking feels more familiar. In addition to nourishing her, exposure to sunlight also super-charges her body's healing process. With an infusion of direct sunlight, her body is able to mend grievous injuries that would normally take hours or days to heal in a matter of minutes. The diseases and poisons of animals no longer affect her, although certain chemical fertilizers have effects on her similar to those of caffeine or alcohol when she discreetly adds them to her coffee and cocktails (which also makes those drinks toxic for anyone else). However, as a plant, she is more vulnerable to dehydration and extremes of temperature, her tissues are more flammable, and defoliants and herbicides which would be harmless to a human will kill her in a matter of seconds. But if she is killed, a piece of her corpse can be re-planted like a cutting, and, if it is able to take root and it gets the water, nutrients, and sunlight it needs, then it will eventually regrow her entire body. Through the symbiote, she can psychically detect, communicate with, animate, control, and alter plants. She can make them move and act on her behalf, and she can transform them extensively, shaping them like clay, greatly increasing or decreasing their size, strength, and resilience, and making them sprout flowers which burst open to unleash sedative latex, or psychoactive pollen which can cause hallucinations and render the victim susceptible to suggestion. She doesn't strictly need to take any physical action to alter or control plants, but she uses physical gestures to help herself focus. In battle, she looks like she's dancing or conducting an orchestra. Most of the transformations she causes reverse themselves quickly once she stops exerting the mental effort to maintain them; permanent changes require greater effort. Nearby plants respond to her unconscious desires and survival instincts, moving out of her way, or moving and stretching to protect her, blocking or swatting aside incoming attacks. Her ability to shape plant matter with her thoughts also extends to her own body. She can make plant appendages like vines, thorns, leaves, and roots sprout from her skin, with whatever pigmentation or texture she desires. In battle, she often grows an extra layer of thick bark over her skin, harder than rock. She can release luciferns and their catalyzing enzymes into parts of her body, causing them to glow. In a battle, engaging directly with supervillains is her last resort. Her first priorities are healing the wounded, and using her Create Object and Move Object powers to protect bystanders and other heroes, either by shielding them or by moving them to a safe place. When she does fight directly, she attempts to restrain or incapacitate her foes while doing as little harm as possible. She can create vines to whip or strangle, or thorns to cut and stab, either from her own body or by altering other plants, but she’s so loathe to inflict direct harm that she refuses to do so in all but the most desperate of circumstances. COMPLICATIONS Accidents: Her powers are potentially destructive, especially when used indoors. Tree roots might burst up through floors or streets, while tree branches and stretched bushes come crashing through windows and walls. The GM can give her a Hero Point if the use of her powers causes a setback. Perhaps she triggers an effect like Environment Control which hinders her in the rest of the fight. Or maybe she endangers bystanders, and she must try to rescue them while the villain is still attacking. Alternately, the GM can give other PCs a Hero Point in exchange for making her attack powers affect her allies as well as the villains. For example, if she were to use her Fatigue power to spray a villain with a plant-derived sedative, and another hero then used a melee attack against that villain, the GM could declare retroactively that the Fatigue effect had acquired the Contagious extra, and some of the sedative was transferred from the villain to the melee-attacking hero, who now has to save against the Fatigue effect as well. Enemy (New Shadows): The pack of vampires Camellia destroyed on her first night as Persephone were affiliated with the New Shadows gang. The gang doesn't know that Camellia is Persephone, but they have figured out that Persephone is the one who killed their comrades. They haven't put a bounty on her, because, as a matter of honor and reputation, they want to be the ones to avenge themselves. But they are offering a reward for information about her and her whereabouts. The changes the alien symbiote has made to Persephone's biology make it unlikely that vampires would derive nourishment from her bodily fluids or that they would be able to transform her into another vampire, but they do intend to make her suffer and die for her affront against them. If repeated attempts to capture or kill her fail, then they may swallow their pride and seek outside assistance. If the gang got word of her presence in a particular place, then they could show up and make a bad situation even worse. Fame: Between helping to bring down "Croczilla" during Hurricane Dorian, spearheading the subsequent relief efforts, and becoming one of Vibora Bay's official municipal defenders, Persephone is becoming quite the local celebrity. The GM can give her a Hero Point when being recognized inconveniences her in some way. For example, a civilian trying to meet her or get a picture of her may put themselves in danger (intentionally or not) during a crisis situation, distracting her from the task at hand. "Good Thing You Can Heal!": Persephone's ability to regrow lost limbs and come back from the dead is practically an invitation for the GM to maim and kill her. Since her powers do not require the use of her hands, and her Flight effect allows her to move without using her legs, if the GM intends to give her a Hero Point in exchange for the loss of limb, then they should impose some other negative condition upon her to reflect the trauma (see pages 170-171 of Mutants & Masterminds 2nd Edition for a list of options). However, if her Weakness to defoliants and herbicides is what kills her, then she should not get a Hero Point, since she already got power points for that drawback. Her Resurrection power requires a week to take effect, so killing her will effectively remove her from the current story, rendering a Hero Point reward irrelevant, unless the other PCs have access to an effect which could speed up the process, such as Boost, Resurrective Healing, or Dimensional Movement to a plane where time passes more quickly. A GM can, however, give her a bonus Hero Point at the start of a different story if she was removed from the current one in such a manner. Honor: She will always choose to help bystanders, even if it means letting the villain get away. She always uses the minimum force required to incapacitate a villain, and she will accept any surrender immediately. Even though she’s good at sniffing out lies, cunning villains can manipulate her by telling her what she wants to hear. The GM can give her a Hero Point if this causes some sort of setback, such as a penalty on a Sense Motive check or a free surprise attack against her. Hopeless Romantic: Friends and family have joked over the years that she "falls in love with every man she meets". The GM can give her a Hero Point in exchange for giving her a circumstance penalty on opposed interaction skill checks like Bluff or Diplomacy, or saving throws against effects like Emotion Control (Love), if her opponent is a man with a high Charisma score, interaction skill bonus, and/or the Attractive feat, or if the player and GM agree that he’s “her type”. The GM can also give her a Hero Point if she suffers a setback on account of being distracted by attraction, such as being surprise attacked. Finally, the GM can give her a Hero Point in exchange for forcing her to make a saving throw or skill check to avoid being Dazed or Fascinated, as if the attractive character had and used those feats, even if he did not. Medium (Plant Control): The GM can give her a Hero Point in exchange for arbitrarily deciding that there are no plants close enough for her to use her Plant Control array. At the GM’s discretion, this could 1) deprive her of the power entirely, 2) make it operate at a reduced power rank, since she would have to harvest material for the plant structures from her own body, or 3) make it acquire the Tiring or Side-Effect flaw, for the same reason. Normal Identity: If a villain were to restrain her or otherwise render her helpless, then they could surgically (or violently) remove the symbiote plant from inside her chest. If this were to happen, then all the changes it has made to her body would gradually revert, and she would lose all her powers and become a normal human again. Both she and the symbiote would suffer from withdrawal, and either of them could die, especially if the symbiote was removed violently. If the GM ever caused such a horrendous thing to occur, then giving her a Hero Point would be the least they could do. Phobia (Fire): Fire is one of the few things which can cause her serious harm, and she has an instinctual fear of it. The GM can give her a Hero Point in exchange for forcing her to make a Will save against an Emotion Control (Fear) effect. The GM is free to assign the effect whatever power rank they choose, but it should take into account the size and intensity of the fire (the effective Damage rank) and her proximity to it. Power Loss (Immunity): There are some circumstances in which her Immunity powers would not apply. These circumstances are too rare to merit a Power Loss drawback or a Limited/Medium/Source flaw. She still ages, but more like a tree than a human, so she has Immunity to Aging. The GM can temporarily Nullify that Immunity, give her a Hero Point, and force her to save against an effect with the "Aging" descriptor. She is Immune to Critical Hits by default because, while her body is not truly homogeneous, she has so few vital areas that the chance of hitting one of them is not statistically significant. If an enemy scores what would normally be a critical hit against her, or hits with an attack which would normally gain bonus damage from Sneak Attack, then the GM can decide that she has been hit in one of those vital areas, temporarily Nullify her Immunity, give her a Hero Point, and force her to save against the increased attack DC. She is not affected by the diseases or poisons of animals, but she is affected by the ones which target plants. But while those are not rare in real life, they rarely come up during play. If the GM exposes her to a plant disease or a poison which affects plants, then they can give her a Hero Point and force her to save against them. She may suffer the effects of Suffocation if she is caught in a vacuum, or immersed in water too dark and deep for any sunlight to trigger her photosynthesis. Similarly, if deprived of both food (either animal food or nutritious soil) and sunlight, then she will begin suffering from starvation, despite her Immunity to it. The GM can give her a Hero Point if she is caught in such circumstances and begins suffocating or starving. She is not Immune to Thirst at all. Power Loss (Regeneration): She has Vulnerability drawbacks for several damage descriptors. When she suffers Damage with one of these descriptors, the GM can give her a Hero Point and act as though the incoming Damage effect has the Incurable power feat, effectively Nullifying her Regeneration power and forcing her to recover at the normal rate with the normal amount of required rest. Responsibilities: As one of Vibora Bay's official municipal defenders, Persephone has not just a moral obligation to defend the city, but a legal one as well. Camellia, meanwhile, has a large, active social network of family, school friends, sorority sisters, and former coworkers. She’ll drop everything to come to their aid. The GM can give her a Hero Point if a request for that aid comes at the worst possible time. She also has standing appointments with paying clients at her psychiatry practice four days a week, with the potential for emergency calls during off hours. The GM can give her a Hero Point if her day job somehow interferes with her hero work, or vice versa. Secret (Identity): The GM can give her a Hero Point if a potential reveal of her identity causes her some sort of setback, or if a villain learns her identity and then creates a setback for her by going after her friends, family, and/or patients. Soft-Hearted: She doesn’t like to see anyone suffer, even villains. As good as she is at telling truth from lies, she’s still a sucker for a sob story. The GM can give her a Hero Point in exchange for a penalty on checks like Sense Motive to discern the truth behind a wounded-gazelle gambit. Where others may see “A hard man doing a hard job, willing to make the tough choices and do what’s necessary”, she sees only callousness and cruelty which she cannot abide. She’s as likely to come to blows with “grim dark avenger” vigilantes as she is with actual supervillains. The GM can give either her or another PC a Hero Point in exchange for forcing her either to not take a certain action which would harm another person, or else to take a certain action which would prevent harm to another person or end harm they were already enduring. For example, if a villain appeared to already be restrained, incapacitated, or severely weakened, and another PC were still attacking them, or interrogating them in a violent or threatening manner, then the GM could invoke this complication, force her to put a stop to it, and give either her or the other PC a Hero Point. ABILITIES 48PP Strength: 10 (+0) Dexterity: 18 (+4) Constitution: 30/18 (+10/+4) Intelligence: 14 (+2) Wisdom: 24 (+7) Charisma: 24 (+7) COMBAT 14PP Initiative: +4 (+4 Dex) Attack: +4 Base, +8 Plant Control Grapple: +4, +20 Plant Control Defense: +8 (+7/+3 Base, +1 Dodge Focus), +4/+2 Flat-Footed Knockback Resistance: 11/2, 6/2 once Unreliable Impervious is depleted SAVING THROWS 3PP Toughness: +12/+4 (+10/+4 Con, +2 Protection; Impervious 10 [Unreliable, 5 uses]) Fortitude: +10/+4 (+10/+4 Con, +0PP) Reflex: +8/+4 (+4 Dex, +4 Enhanced Reflex, +0PP) Will: +10 (+7 Wis, +3PP) SKILLS 120R = 30PP Acrobatics 6 (+10) Bluff 13 (+20)Distract, Skill Mastery, Taunt Concentration 3 (+10) Craft (Artistic) 8 (+10) Diplomacy 8 (+15)Connected, Fascinate, Skill Mastery Gather Information 13 (+20)Contacts Knowledge (Behavioral Sciences) 13 (+15) Knowledge (Life Sciences) 13 (+15) Knowledge (Popular Culture) 3 (+5) Languages 2 (English [Native], French, Spanish) Medicine 3 (+10) Notice 1 (+8) Perform (Dance) 3 (+10) Perform (Oratory) 8 (+15)Skill Mastery Sense Motive 13 (+20)Skill Mastery Swim 10 (+10) FEATS 15PP Benefit 2 (Status [Vibora Bay City Defender], Wealth) Connected Contacts Distract (Bluff) Dodge Focus Fascinate (Diplomacy) Interpose Leadership Luck 3 Quick Change Skill Mastery (Bluff, Diplomacy, Perform [Oratory], Sense Motive) Taunt POWERS 109PP Enhanced Constitution 12 [12PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Plant Body) Enhanced Defense 4 [8PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Animate Plants, Plant Control, Psychic) Enhanced Reflex 4 [4PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Animate Plants, Plant Control, Psychic) Environment Control 1 (Light [Level 1]; Area: 5ft radius; Extras: Action [Move]; Flaws: Range [Touch]) [1PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Bioluminescence, Plant Body, Shapeshifting) Flight 2 (25MPH, 250ft per Move Action; Extras: Affects Others; Flaws: Platform) [4PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Animate Plants, Plant Control, Psychic) Immunity 9 (Aging; Critical Hits; Disease; Own Powers; Poison; Starvation/Thirst; Suffocation) [9PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Photosynthesis, Plant Body) Impervious Toughness 10 (Extras: Force Field [Free Action, Sustained Duration]; Flaws: Unreliable [5 uses]) [5PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Bark Armor, Plant Body, Shapeshifting) Morph 1 (Broad Group [Humanoids]; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Flaws: Action [Move], Limited [Plant-People]) [1PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Plant Body, Shapeshifting) Plant Control 17 (34PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power 6) [40PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Psychic) Base Power: [34PP] (Additional Descriptors: Animate Plants) Move Object 12 (Range: 10 120ft Increments, 1,200ft Max; Lifting Strength: 60, Heavy Load: 50 tons; Feats: Accurate 2 [+4 Attack], Improved Critical 2 [18-20], Improved Pin, Indirect 3, Subtle, Variable Descriptor [Animating plants, either to move themselves, or to grasp and move non-plant targets]) [34PP] Alternate Power: [34PP] (Additional Descriptors: Animate Plants, Plant Growth) Create Object 12 (Range: 1,200ft; Volume: 12 cubes; Toughness: 12; Lifting Strength: 60, Heavy Load: 50 tons; Extras: Duration [Continuous]; Flaws: Feedback; Feats: Indirect 3, Progression [Size] 4 [100ft cubes], Selective, Stationary, Subtle) [34PP] Alternate Power: [34PP] (Additional Descriptors: Animate Plants, Flowers, Psychoactive Pollen) Emotion Control 12 (Extras: Secondary Effect; Flaws: Range [Ranged, 10 120ft Increments, 1,200ft Max]; Feats: Accurate 2 [+4 Attack], Improved Critical 2 [18-20], Indirect 3, Mind Blank, Reversible, Subtle) [34PP] Alternate Power: [34PP] (Additional Descriptors: Animate Plants, Flowers, Sedative Latex) Fatigue 12 (Extras: Range [Ranged, 10 120ft Increments, 1,200ft Max], Secondary Effect; Flaws: Action [Full], Distracting; Feats: Accurate 2 [+4 Attack], Improved Critical 2 [18-20], Indirect 3, Reversible, Sedation, Subtle) [34PP] Alternate Power: [34PP] (Additional Descriptors: Medicinal Plants, Plant Body) Healing 11 (Extras: Action [Standard], Restoration, Total; Flaws: Distracting, Limited [Others]; Feats: Variable Descriptor [Healing plants with florakinesis directly, or using plants to make super-salves to heal others]) [34PP] Alternate Power: [21 + 13 = 34PP] (Additional Descriptors: Animate Plants, Grasping Branches/Roots/Vines) Snare 12 (Range: 10 120ft Increments, 1,200ft Max; Extras: Linked [Trip]; Flaws: Feedback; Feats: Accurate 2 [+4 Attack], Improved Critical 2 [18-20], Indirect 3, Reversible, Subtle) [21PP] Trip 12 (Range: 10 120ft Increments, 1,200ft Max; Extras: Linked [Snare]; Feats: Improved Throw) [13PP] Alternate Power: [34PP] (Additional Descriptors: Shape Plants) Transform 12 (Plants; Extras: Duration [Continuous, Lasting]; Flaws: Action [Full], Distracting, Range [Touch]; Feats: Accurate 2 [+4 Attack], Extended Reach [10ft], Improved Critical 2 [18-20], Indirect, Progression [Mass] 3 [Rank 15, 25 tons], Subtle) [34PP] Plant Telepathy 2 (4PP Array; Feats: Alternate Power) [5PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Plant Control, Psychic) Base Power: [4PP] Comprehend 2 (Plants 2 [Speak To; Understand]) [4PP] Alternate Power: [4PP] Super-Senses 4 (Postcognition; Extras: Simultaneous; Flaws: Medium [Plants]) [4PP] Protection 2 [2PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Plant Body) Regeneration 9 (Recovery Rate: Bruised 3 [No rest], Injured 6 [No rest]) [9PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Plant Body) Regeneration 4 (Recovery Rate: Staggered 1 [20 minutes], Disabled 2 [1 hour], Resurrection 1 [1 week]; Flaws: Source [Sunlight]; Feats: Regrowth) [3PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Cutting, Plant Body) Super-Movement 1 (Permeate 1 [1/4 Speed]; Flaws: Limited [Plants]) [1PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Animate Plants, Plant Control, Psychic) Super-Senses 5 (Plant Awareness; Descriptor Frequency: Common; Sense Type: Mental, Default Extras: None; Extras: Acute, Radius, Ranged) [5PP] (Descriptors: Alien, Plant Control, Psychic) DRAWBACKS -14PP Vulnerability (Cold effects; Frequency: Common; Intensity: Moderate [+50% Effect Rank]) [-3PP] Vulnerability (Dehydration effects; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Minor [+1 DC]) [-1PP] Vulnerability (Fire/Heat effects; Frequency: Common; Intensity: Moderate [+50% Effect Rank]) [-3PP] Weakness (Defoliants/Herbicides; Frequency: Uncommon; Intensity: Moderate [-1 Con]; Time: 2/round) [-7PP] ATTACK RANGE SAVING THROW EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC15 Toughness (Staged) Damage (Physical) Create Object Ranged DC22 Reflex Trapped Dropped Object Ranged/Area DC22 Reflex Avoided DC27 Toughness (Staged) Damage (Physical) Emotion Control Ranged DC22 Will (Staged) Calm: Removes all Emotion Control conditions Despair: Shaken/Helpless Fear: Shaken/Frightened/Panicked Hate: Attitude = Hostile Hope: Removes Despair and Fear Love: Attitude = Friendly/Helpful/Fanatical Fatigue Ranged DC22 Fortitude (Staged) Fatigued/Exhausted/Unconscious Healing Touch DC21 Fortitude (Harmless) Healing Move Object Ranged Grapple vs +22 Pinned/Bound Thrown Object Throwing (Str 50) DC27 Toughness (Staged) Damage (Physical) Snare Ranged DC22 Reflex (Staged) Entangled/Bound Transform Touch +5ft DC20 Fortitude Transformed TOTALS Abilities (48) + Combat (14) + Saving Throws (3) + Skills (30) + Feats (15) + Powers (109) - Drawbacks (14) = 203/205 Power Points
  17. Gather Information DC10: Cheval's real name is Marcus Dumont, a Vibora Bay native and former boxer. He is a well known local hero, having been active since late 2018. He has managed to use his life as a hero to become famous and wealthy, though he spends a lot of both his time and wealth to support the local community in Vibora Bay, especially in his home in the Weston District. He seems to be supernaturally strong and tough, able to assume a form where his skin becomes like iron by reciting a short poem. DC15: Cheval made his debut fighting giant snake-men a few weeks after hurricane Michael hit Vibora Bay in 2018. He has been seen fighting similar snake-men multiple times. DC20: Cheval's agent, manager, and best friend, is Francis Brown, a former boxer turned manager. They have been seen having arguments in public over whether to focus on heroics or earning money. DC25: Cheval's only living relative is his younger brother, John. Marcus supports John so that he can focus on his studies at University of Florida Vibora Bay. Knowledge: Popular Culture DC10: Before gaining his powers, Marcus Dumont was a boxer, with the nickname "The Iron Horse". He was known for taking any hit, and keeping on going. DC15: Marcus was forced to retire from boxing, with officials worrying that he might use his powers to his advantage during bouts. DC20: Before gaining his powers, Marcus was being considered for a title match. Knowledge: Religion and Philosophy DC15: A cheval traditionally refers to someone being possessed by a loa during Voodou rituals. DC20: The snake-men that Cheval has clashed with multiple times might be members of the Mayombe, an evil Voodou cult. DC25: The poem that Cheval recites to transform into his iron-skinned form is from a short song to the loa, Ogoun. DC30: Cheval is empowered by Ogoun, loa of Iron and Fire.
  18. Cheval Marcus Dumont is Cheval, hero of Vibora Bay! Blessed with the power of the loa Ogoun, Cheval is a nigh-invulnerable bastion of iron that always stands ready to protect the people of Vibora Bay from any comers. Having grown rich and famous from sponsorships and time as a hero, he strives to remain true to himself and remain a defender of the people. History Marcus Dumont was was born to a pair of loving parents in the Weston District of Vibora Bay. Though Michael and Gabrielle loved him and his 5 years younger brother Johnn dearly, they were struggling financially, and while they did their best to provide for their children, it wasn't always enough. The children were often left in the care of their maternal grandmother, "Nana" Dee. The brothers loved spending time with Nana Dee. She was a firm believer in Voodou, and she would tell them stories and tales of the loa. Papa Legba, Ogoun, Mami Wata, and so many others. Their songs, their offerings, their deeds. To the boys, it was but fairy tales, but to Nana Dee, it was all so real. As they grew older, the bookish John would often face bullies in school and on the street. Knowing full well that his younger brother was smarter than him, the stronger Marcus decided that he would be his brothers defender. From bullies, from life, from everything. He would often get in fights and trouble, sometimes ending up suspended from school, but to Marcus, it was all worth it to keep his brother safe. He slowly developed a dream to become rich, to provide for his parents, brother and Nana Dee, but even as a child, he figured it was just that. Life was not easy for the Dumont family, but still, Marcus kept a smile on his face and a fist ready to protect his brother. Once he turned 18, Marcus left his childhood home and found a small apartment, doing menial labor, working whatever jobs he could find, figuring that he would no longer be a financial burden on his parents. It was hard living, but he did what he could. One evening, while walking home from a late shift at some job he since forgot, he was jumped by a group of would-be robbers. Fighting back, Marcus managed to beat a few, before an older man came to his rescue. Francis Brown, a former boxer saw something in Marcus that day, and took him under his wing and into the world of boxing. Marcus was a natural. Strong, able to take any hit, he quickly started rising through the amateur leagues, well on his way to becoming a professional. Then, distaster struck. Michael and Gabrielle was killed in a car crash. While first struggling to deal with the loss of his parents, Marcus discovered a fondness for rum, but pulled himself out of his depression. Determining that he would take care of John, Marcus took his younger brother in and threw all he had in on becoming a professional boxer to support his brother and put him through the education that he knew his younger brother would put to good use. Marcus 'The Iron Horse' Dumont rose through the ranks, earning greater and greater prizes, growing in fame and wealth. He was finally making something of himself, and finally able to support his family, as he had long dreamed of. Marcus kept fighting and supporting his brother as the years passed. It seemed only a matter of time until he would be offered the heavy weight title match. In 2018, Hurricane Michael hit Vibora Bay. As John disappeared in the chaos, Marcus disappeared into the streets, spending weeks searching for his brother. He was devastated and depressed, disappearing from the professional boxing stage entirely during the time. Riches, fame, it didn't matter. Only his brother did. During this time, Marcus was rarely seen without a bottle of rum as he wandered the streets, seeking out his still missing brother. It seemed to be to not avail, his brother was lost. By what seemed to be pure chance, Marcus stumbled upon a ritual in a ruined, abandoned warehouse. The Mayombe sought to regain the power they once had by striking a bargain with the loa Dinclinsin and Mademoiselle Charlotte. As their newest sacrice, the newest bargain for the power that she sought to posses once more, Lady Mamba offered John Dumont, chained to a table, prepared with offerings to the loa. The ritual was in full progress. The Mayombe gathered around the sacrifice were singing, it was only a matter of time now. Enraged and seeking to rescue his brother, Marcus fought his way through the cult. Strong as he was, Marcus eventually broke under their numbers and the might of the snakemen among their ranks. Lady Mamba had another sacrifice, one that she declared to be greater than the old one. The ritual started anew, the Mayombe sang and danced for the loa, and Marcus bided his time. As they reached the invocation stage of the ritual, he sang out to Papa Legba, his freed arm holding a bottle of rum high as he remembered Nana Dee's teachings. He found himself at the crossroads. Before him was Papa Legba, amused by Marcus' actions. He was displeased with the actions of the Mayombe, but still, he would do nothing. What did Marcus want? What did Marcus offer? Marcus wanted, no, needed help. The power to save his brother and stop the Mayombe. He offered the bottle of rum, freely giving it to Papa Legba. Papa Legba called forth Ogoun, and the deal was made. Ogoun would ride Marcus, turning Marcus into his cheval, granting him the power that he needed. Power that he would use for good and to make justice. Marcus accepted. Returning to his body, Marcus found himself transformed! His skin was like iron, he was bigger and stronger than ever before. Lady Mamba were enraged, Marcus had disrupted their ritual. Using his newfound powers, Marcus fought his way through cultists and snake hybrids alike, saving John in the progress. The fight spilled out into the streets. Repeteadly, Marcus threw himself in the way of stray attacks that would have hit innocent onlookers, or stopped the snake hybrids from hurting them. In the end, he was victorious. Swearing revenge, Lady Mamba pulled the Mayombe back, and Ogoun left Marcus' body. The entire thing was caught on camera, skyrocketing his status in the local community. In the weeks that followed, Francis tried to use the situation to secure sponsorships and endorsement deals for Marcus, even as he was banned from competing in professional boxing. After all, no one knew if Marcus' powers might return, or if he always had them. Still, Marcus had become a local hero, even as he no longer possessed the abilities that he had used to drive back the Mayombe. Then, the headaches began. Growing worse and worse, until, finally, he heard the voice of Ogoun. Marcus' deal had not ended. Granted a piece of Ogoun's power, he would continue to act as Ogoun's cheval in the world, protecting the innocent and meting out justice. Since the fall of 2018, Cheval has been a fixture in the streets of Vibora Bay. Francis Brown made sure to secure sponsorships, appearances and more, only adding to Marcus' wealth and a fame. A hero of the people, he has made sure never to forget where he came from. He has put much of his newfound wealth back into the community and personally helps in any effort where his considerable powers can be of use. Costume and Appearance Marcus is a 6'3'' tall African-American man that weights 167 lbs. Despite his size, Marcus is lean and athletic, his physique clearly showing his active life style as a hero, and his past as a professional boxer. He is shaved bald, otherwise sporting black hair. His black beard is kept in as perfect a state as events in his life allows. His black eyes are usually full of life, with a happy smile plastered across his lips. He prefers wearing red dress shirts and black slacks, but even when he wears something else, he will usually opt for combinations of red and black, to stay on brand with his Cheval identity. Marcus' costume as Cheval is a black and red bodysuit that leaves his shoulders, arms, neck and face visible. With no secret identity to protect, he has little reason to hide his face, after all. The costume is predominantly dark red framed by black. A black triangle from his shoulder, pointing down with the down pointing point at his solar plexus. After a small red stripe just below the triangle, the outside of the costume is the same black as the triangle, from his ribs and stretching down his legs. He wears black boots with dark red soles. The costume is made out of Morphic Molecules, ensuring it grows with him when he transformers. When possessed by the power of Ogoun, Marcus grows to 7 feet in height, and his skin becomes like smooth iron. He grows broader and more muscular along with the increase in height, ending in at a weight of 1.336 lbs. His black eyes turn completely white, turning metallic as well. Powers A natural fighter, Marcus Dumont is an experienced boxer, being most known for applying the Slugger style when in the ring. Even before gaining his powers, he could take an unreal amount of punishment, which he leaned into, rarely bothering to actually dodge, instead prefering to just take a punch. Despite having faced plenty that were stronger than him, his offense combined both speed and power. Despite being barred from boxing after gaining his powers, Marcus still uses what he learned in the ring as a hero. Marcus is possessed by the power of Ogoun, the loa God of Iron and Fire. Forever bound to the loa, Marcus is transformed into a form of iron and power when he speaks the phrase "I am iron, I am covered in iron", from a Voodou song in the honor of Ogoun. Despite not making a big show out of hiding either the phrase or that his powers from Ogoun, Marcus doesn't do the opposite either: He will not deny that his powers come from the loa, but he has no reason to explicitely tell anyone either. Even outside the God of Iron form, Marcus has been altered by being ridden by Ogoun, being able to see and understand with any spirit, be they natural or not. Somewhat disturbed by this ability letting him see both natural spirits and those of the dead, Marcus is still unused to this ability, and what much of what he sees might mean. As he transforms into the God of Iron, Marcus grows in height, weight and power, as his skin turns to iron. Partially possessed by Ogoun, his already impressive fighting skills grows ever greater. He attains super human strength and resillience, his skin can stop bullets, he can move at super human speed and leap great distances. A tank of a man, Cheval is hindered by few things, appearing much as a typical powerhouse hero at first glance. The Power of Ogoun is more than what first meets the eye, however. By calling upon Ogoun's blessings, Cheval can channel his superhuman strength into lightning fast blows, strikes that drain his targets to heal him, or even the ability to create a blast of flames from his very fist. Of course, if Cheval learns how, he might be able to channel Ogoun's divine power in other ways. Allies John Dumont: Marcus' younger brother, currently attending University of Florida Vibora Bay. Marcus has been taking care of him and providing for him since their parents died in 2009. Francis Brown: Marcus' agent and manager, going back to when he was a boxer. A bit gruff, sometimes focusing a bit too much on the money and fame side of things, but he means well. Heroes of Vibora Bay: Cheval met the majority of the heroes of Vibora Bay during the Hurricane Dorian, when they joined together to stop the gigantic zombified Beast. Since then, they have organized to work together, with Cheval and a few others working as official municipal defenders. Persephone: An interesting woman who, despite her odd speech mannerisms, seems to be a voice of reason. As a municipal defender, Marcus finds himself working closely with her. Torque: A human transformer! To be honest, Marcus finds her abilities rather strange, but she has more than proven herself. Another municipal defender, Marcus is proud to call her his friend. Speed Demon: A burning speedster, who might be possessed by a less benevolent force than Marcus. While he feels some kinship, Marcus also believes the force that posses Speed Demon to be destructive, and admires the man for trying to keep it in check.. Sagrado Corazon: A young man with a voice that commands. Marcus is happy that he is heroic, as he has no idea how he would fight someone like him otherwise. The Immutable Betsy Brooks: A British woman deep in the supernatural. Marcus had decided that she is the best one to turn to when he needs help to understand what is happening with the spirits he sees. The Woodsman: A strange man that claims to be just a Woodsman. Fought the giant Beast alongside the other heroes of Vibora Bay, but he seems the most closed off of them all. As with the others, Marcus has decided to trust him. He believes that the Woodsman means well, but needs to lighten up. Dragoneer: The one hero that weren't around when the Beast attacked. Cheval respects Dragoneer and his exploits and fame, at least initially seeing the two as kindred spirits. Timeline 2018 Fall November 13th: Weeks after hurricane Michael hit Vibora Bay, Marcus' search for his missing brother leads to a fight with the Mayombe that eventually sees him becoming the cheval of Ogoun. 2019 Fall September 4th: Vibora Bay - Storm of the Century: Cheval unites with the heroes of Vibora Bay to protect the city from Hurricane Dorian and a massive monster brought to life by unholy means. September 5th: Vibora Bay - Rough Draft: In the aftermath of the previous night's battle, the heroes of Vibora Bay get organized. Early September, a few days after September 5th: Dragon's Harvest: The Dragoneer hosts a party for the heroes of Vibora Bay. Cheval must of course attend.
  19. Sadly, the Ultimate Dragon Knight had to work and thus was not in town when Storm of the Century happened. Bitter, he is. But whatever. Because Dragoneer a rich, charismatic fellow who vastly prefers getting his way to anything else and thus can be very persuasive. Surely he can get the Mayor of Vibora (or whoever else) to invite Vibora's new heroes to his house for a meet up and maybe a bit of a housewarming party? Could they possibly turn down one of the most famous celebrities on the planet? Well, I'm not the one who knows that. That would be you.
  20. Torque would like to build on the relationships started by the heroes working together during the hurricane. She'd like to arrange an informal meeting between interested parties to discuss possible future collaborations. Betsy would probably be the point of contact to set things up, but Taye has no idea where such a meeting might take place.
  21. September 4, 2019 Vibora Bay, Florida 11PM It's a dark and stormy night. This sort of thing happens a lot in Florida. As Dorian rolled up on the east coast of Florida like God's own judgement, the people of Vibora Bay remembered Michael last year and took action. Some people left, some people stayed home, and everyone mourned all those lovely tourist dollars that _could_ have come the city's way during the ruined Labor Day weekend. As it is, by all accounts Vibora is going to come through this one better than people feared. Having spent his wrath against the east coast, Dorian is rain, lightning, and high winds, but not the near-apocalypse that was last fall's city-wrecking storm. On the other hand, that's bad enough! Six inches of rain and high winds closed the schools and universities today, and most businesses shut down too. Mayor Barker (who weathered the last storm with flying colors) was on Channel 7 last night to tell the citizens of Vibora to be ready for anything. They have to be, because nobody's going anywhere with all this rain. The traffic's always bad in the Panhandle though, especially on the spur that takes you up to the big west-east Interstate 10, so people in Walton County have a lot of experience with sheltering in place. People facing floods have moved into city-run shelters - many public buildings are full of people. Red Cross workers and other volunteers are on the scene - though most of them are actually out of town helping with the aftereffects of Dorian further east. Many streets are impassable, the beaches are closed, and rescue crews and emergency personnel are on high alert. Things are bad - but not quite hero bad. The last you heard, Siren went east to help with the aftermath of the storm there - it's just the hometown heroes on the scene today. Around 11 o'clock at night, just as trusty local weatherman Tom Bonilla appeared on your screens to give you the latest tracking information on Dorian, there's a tremendous flash of lightning and clap of thunder that booms across the metropolis - and from Seagrove to Rosemary Beach, the city's power goes dark. - The University of Florida - Vibora Bay Outside Gibbs Residence Hall "Go to Hell!" In the rain and lightning, two men were yelling at each other in the shelter of the brick patio in front of the old residence hall. "So you've been down here this whole time, spying on me!?" Riley was shouting at his double, heedless in his anger of the other's physical prowess. "I told you before - I do not need your help! I never will!" "...fine." Riley didn't shout back at his double, he didn't even punch him in the face. He turned and walked away, pulling up his poncho as sheets of rain cascaded down onto him, the winds so strong he felt them buffet him as he walked out onto the campus parking lot where he'd stashed his bike. It wasn't good biking weather but if you knew what you were doing and could see in the dark, you could get through fine - even dodge the cops if you took the backroads. Good thing the roads to the swamp hadn't actually flooded yet. Riley got on his bike, grabbed the handlebars - and closed his eyes for a long, hard moment. No. No, hell, no, I am not going to do that. He opened them again and revved his engine with a rumble so deep he could feel it between his legs far more than he heard it. If he was going to get back home, he needed to leave right now. He clicked on his headlamp - and suddenly, there was a flash of light in the sky, and a deep boom, and the campus streetlights winked out. Adjusting his shoulder bag, Riley permitted himself a sigh.
  22. Dragoneer Power Level: 10 (180/183PP) Unspent Power Points: 3 Trade-Offs: -+2 Attack /-2 Damage In Brief: World famous pro wrestler & rock star’s nickname is surprisingly literal Catchphrase: “Just try and stop me” Themes: Opposite of Adults, by Chiddy Bang; Farther Than The Sun, by Alter Bridge; The Fire, by Rev Theory; Dragonfly, by Shaman’s Harvest; Fury Of The Storm, by Shadows Fall Themes Playlist (a couple extras in there he doesn't use anymore, but eh) Alternate Identity: D, Ultimate Dragon Knight, UDK, World’s Finest Wrestler, Pretty Much Amazing Birthplace: Boise, Idaho Residence: Vibora Bay, Florida Base of Operations: Vibora Bay, Florida Occupations: Professional wrestler, rock musician, actor (occasionally), the various things celebrities get into Affiliations: The Avenging Dragons (rock band), The Young Guns (pro wrestling faction) Family: The Maguire family (original black sheep of); Luis Guiterrez (brother from another mother, deceased 2008); Niro Saki (best friend); Michael Maguire (son, born April 1996); Sarah Maguire (daughter, born July 2000); Alison Hardy (sister, born 1992); “Little Lito” Carlito Guiterrez (good friend); Henry Peterson (friend & lead singer, Avenging Dragons); Robert Saki (Niro’s younger brother & friend); Hiromi Saki (Niro’s wife; friend); Sayomi Saki (Niro’s daughter, born 2005); Russ Allen (bassist, Avenging Dragons) Description: Age: 38 (Born September 1980) Apparent Age: Late 20s Gender: Male Ethnicity: Caucasian Height: 6’ 4” Weight:225 lbs. Eyes: Blue Hair: Dirty blonde & curly Appearance: D is a jeans man, full stop. His shirts are always merch shirts. Dragon design on the front, “World’s Finest” written on the back. The shirts come in white and black. The coloring of the design elements is always red, but is a different shade depending on the color of the shirt. The Dragon Armor covers him from the bottom of his neck to his feet in shining green plate armor. He can even manifest a helmet if he so chooses. History: Dragoneer wasn’t both with that as his only legal name, of course. He was born Davis Maguire, not that he’s answered to that name in actual decades. He was the wild middle child of five, then seven (the fraternal twins at the end were a bit of a surprise). Absolutely uncontrollable, he did whatever he wanted to do. Though that’s not how he framed it in his mind, of course. We’re all the heroes of our own stories. Alcohol, sex, drugs, crazy stunts, he did it all. He started wrestling (badly) at 15, having lied to the local promotion about his age. At 18, he changed his name, left Boise and didn’t look back. His life didn’t change all that much. Wrestling for cash that was quickly spent on booze and partying. However, he did have a immense talent for wrestling and had picked up enough to get noticed. Dragoneer went to Japan. He learned a lot during his stay. He returned to the US with better skills, the power of moderation, and a contract with the biggest pro wrestling organization in the US. Not too long afterward, he helped found the Avenging Dragons. Their first album was a smash hit, and D was an instant celebrity. Not that he did much with it, as wrestling was his main focus at the time. It was after this when he first met Luis Guiterrez. They partnered with Niro Saki to form the Young Guns faction. The group was a big success, leading to multiple championship runs. Luis always encouraged Dragoneer to be a better man, but at the time UDK was deaf to that kind of talk. The success of the group reached a peak, but not too longer after that peak, Luis died of an unnoticed enlarged heart. Dragoneer was deeply affected by Luis’s death, and pledged himself to be a better man. Unbeknownst to literally anyone else, the catalyst for his name change was a dragon he met in a field outside of Boise as a child. The dragon granted the teenage Davis magical power for reasons it did not deign to share, while laughing the entire time. It was a unusual dragon, to say the least. With Dragoneer’s newfound commitment to being better, he decided to embrace fatherhood (as he had studiously ignored their existence before) and attempt to be a superhero with his powers. Surprisingly, the former was considerably easier and embarrassed, he stopped superheroing. He put more focus on his rock career (they’d done a few more hit albums, but his touring presence was erratic at best) and eased off on his wrestling career for a little while. In short, Dragoneer attempted to finally mature from a selfish and petulant child to a full grown adult. Success was far from easy. But with generous help from his remaining friends and kid sister, he made the transition as best he could. Now, with even his youngest away at university, Dragoneer is going to make a serious attempt to be a superhero. Vibora Bay is a good place to start doing that, he thinks. His life is settled in a way that it previously hadn’t been. AvDrag are among the grizzled veterans of the Top 10 charts. D himself is a massive crossover star, and a multi-time world champion. One last hill to climb. Personality & Motivation: At his core, Dragoneer is the kind of innately selfish person who wants everything his way all the time and automatically assumes that only things that affect him are important and/or worthy of his attention. No exceptions. This has always been fairly well covered by an ultra easygoing manner and immense personal charisma. What is different now from his early days is that he has a fully functioning conscience, and is very mindful of his essential nature. He doesn’t just do whatever he wants, he does whatever he thinks the right thing to do is. He is living proof that a person does not have to be a slave to their nature, but in fact can choose who they are. He also has immense confidence in himself, which let’s be honest is a big ol’ ego. Honestly, he’s never acted his age, so why start now? Life’s much more fun when you’re twenty something, right? Additionally, UDK’s never been exactly all there. Just a little bit crazy. So there’s that. His motivation is pretty simple, but encompasses the whole of what he does what he does now. He wants to be a good man. To feel redeemed for the sins of his selfish past. One day. Maybe. Powers & Tactics: Dragoneer’s powers are basically a magical transformation. Armor of hard dragon scales, functional wings on the armor, a lance that’s a part of the armor, and fire breath out of the helmet. He’s also better in combat overall. Tactically, he’s just a hit ‘em until they stay down kind of guy. He hasn’t really thought to develop anything more complex than that, aside from stripping out the dodge bonus (with Acrobatic Bluff) if he’s having trouble hitting or damaging (because follow up Power Attack). Power Descriptions: Green dragonscale plate armor with wings. Lance generated out of same that he can stab with or throw and have return to him. Fire breath (out of the helmet) in a cone. That’s it. Complications: World Famous: Dragoneer is a well known public figure. A bonafide celebrity. This means whatever he does tends to be some kind of news. He, his family, and his friends tend to get stalked by paparazzi. And anyone with access to the internet can find their faces, names, and probably their personal addresses. When this sort of thing becomes a problem for a superhero, a GM may award a Hero Point Ultimate Dragon Knight: Being a Dragon Knight does technically come with responsibilities to the dragon who granted him the power, not that the big lizard’s ever called in that marker. Dragoneer is also marked in a way that supernatural senses can effortlessly detect. And this may cause certain beings to assume what his allegiance is before he even opens his mouth. When this becomes a problem, a GM may award a Hero Point. World’s Finest…Even At Screwing Up: So…Dragoneer has a big ego, a couple of his screws are a little bit loose (who’s literally Fearless altogether?), and he’s known for sometimes making…questionable…decisions based on Insane Troll Logic. Basically, this is the “make D do the exact wrong thing” Complication. GMs can hit this one as often as seems reasonable. No matter how hard he tries to be better, he’ll always also be this guy. God love him. I Had A Friend: A decade plus later, and Dragoneer still desperately misses Luis Guiterrez. They were very, very close friends. D would be over the moon to have an opportunity to speak with Luis again. He wants the Puerto Rican’s approval desperately. This can obviously, be used against him. To trick him or force him into being his worst self at the worst possible time. Or to just use the face and voice to shatter his emotions. Or violate the grave to inspire an unreasoning rage. A GM may award a Hero Point for this or whatever similar thing they may think of. Abilities: 6 + 14 + 10 + 4 + 0 + 14 = 48PP Strength: 16 (+3) Dexterity: 24 (+7) Constitution: 20 (+5) Intelligence: 14 (+2) Wisdom: 10 (+0) Charisma: 24 (+7) Combat: 10 + 10 = 20PP Initiative: +7 (+7 Dex) Attack: +8 Base, +5 without Powers , +12 Strike & Blast Defense: +5 (+5 Base, +5 Enhanced Dodge Focus), +3 Flat-Footed Grapple: +15, +12 without Powers Knockback: -9 (-3 without Powers, -2 without Defensive Roll) Saving Throws: 2 + 3 + 7= 12PP Toughness: +10/+7 without powers (+5 Con, +3 Protection, +2 Defensive Roll) Fortitude: +7 (+5 Con, +2) Reflex: +10 (+7 Dex, +3) Will: +7 (+0 Wis, +7) Skills: 80R = 20PP Acrobatics 13 (+20) Bluff 2 (+9/+13 Attractive) Diplomacy 2 (+9/+13 Attractive) Knowledge (arcane Lore) 3 (+5) Knowledge (art) 13 (+15) Knowledge (business) 3 (+5) Notice 10 (+10) Perform (oratory) 8 (+15) Perform (singing) 3 (+10) Perform (stringed instruments) 13 (+20) Sense Motive 10 (+10) Feats:36 PP Acrobatic Bluff Attack Specialization (Unarmed) All-Out Attack Attractive 1 (Unique Personal Charisma) Benefit (Fame) Benefit 2 (Wealth) Defensive Roll Evasion Fearless Grappling Finesse Power Attack Sidekick 21 (Niro Saki) Skill Mastery (Acrobatics, Notice, Perform (strings), Sense Motive) Takedown Attack Uncanny Dodge (Auditory) Dodge Focus 5 Powers:47PP Container 9 (Ultimate Dragon Knight; 45 PP Container)[45PP] (magical) Array 8 (Dragon Knight’s Arsenal; Power Feat: Alternate Power 2) [18PP] BP: Strike 5 (Extra: Penetrating; Power Feats: Mighty, Accurate 2, Improved Crit 2, Precise) (Spear Strike) [16PP] (piercing) AP: Blast 5 (Power Feats: Mighty 3, Accurate 2, Precise) (Spear Throw) (piercing)[16PP/1PP] AP: Strike 8 (Extra: Area [Cone]; 80 ft cone) (Flame Breath) (fire) [16PP/1PP] Enhanced Attack Bonus 3 [6PP] Enhanced Feats 5 (Dodge Focus 5) [5PP] Flight 3 (50 mph, 440 ft/rnd; Drawback: Restrainable) [5PP] Protection 3 (Extra: Impervious 8 ) [11PP] Leaping 1 [1PP] (natural) Speed 1 [1PP] (natural) Drawback: Normal Identity (has to speak) Uncommon, Major [-3PP] Basically strip out the Ultimate Dragon Knight Container. Ends up PL 5 Off, PL 6 Def DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC 15 Toughness Damage Spear Strike Touch DC 23 Toughness Damage Fire Breath Touch (Cone Area) DC 23 Toughness Damage Spear Throw Ranged DC 23 Toughness Damage Totals: Abilities (48) + Combat (20) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (20) + Feats (36) + Powers (47) - Drawbacks (-3) = 180/183 Power Points
  23. Dragoneer Power Level: 10 (180/180PP) Unspent Power Points: 0 Trade-Offs: -+2 Attack /-2 Damage In Brief: World famous pro wrestler & rock star’s nickname is surprisingly literal Catchphrase: “Just try and stop me” Themes: Opposite of Adults, by Chitty Bang; Farther Than The Sun, by Alter Bridge; Dragonfly, by Shaman’s Harvest; Fury Of The Storm, by Shadows Fall Alternate Identity: D, Ultimate Dragon Knight, UDK, World’s Finest Wrestler, Pretty Much Amazing Birthplace: Boise, Idaho Residence: Vibora Bay, Florida Base of Operations: Vibora Bay, Florida Occupations: Professional wrestler, rock musician, actor (occasionally), the various things celebrities get into Affiliations: The Avenging Dragons (rock band), The Young Guns (pro wrestling faction) Family: The Maguire family (original black sheep of); Luis Guiterrez (brother from another mother, deceased 2008); Niro Saki (best friend); Michael Maguire (son, born April 1996); Sarah Maguire (daughter, born July 2000); Alison Hardy (sister, born 1992); “Little Lito” Carlito Guiterrez (good friend); Henry Peterson (friend & lead singer, Avenging Dragons); Robert Saki (Niro’s younger brother & friend); Hiromi Saki (Niro’s wife; friend); Sayomi Saki (Niro’s daughter, born 2005); Russ Allen (bassist, Avenging Dragons) Description: Age: 38 (Born September 1980) Apparent Age: Late 20s Gender: Male Ethnicity: Caucasian Height: 6’ 4” Weight:225 lbs. Eyes: Blue Hair: Dirty blonde & curly Appearance: D is a jeans man, full stop. His shirts are always merch shirts. Dragon design on the front, “World’s Finest” written on the back. The shirts come in white and black. The coloring of the design elements is always red, but is a different shade depending on the color of the shirt. The Dragon Armor covers him from the bottom of his neck to his feet in shining green plate armor. He can even manifest a helmet if he so chooses. History: Dragoneer wasn’t both with that as his only legal name, of course. He was born Davis Maguire, not that he’s answered to that name in actual decades. He was the wild middle child of five, then seven (the fraternal twins at the end were a bit of a surprise). Absolutely uncontrollable, he did whatever he wanted to do. Though that’s not how he framed it in his mind, of course. We’re all the heroes of our own stories. Alcohol, sex, drugs, crazy stunts, he did it all. He started wrestling (badly) at 15, having lied to the local promotion about his age. At 18, he changed his name, left Boise and didn’t look back. His life didn’t change all that much. Wrestling for cash that was quickly spent on booze and partying. However, he did have a immense talent for wrestling and had picked up enough to get noticed. Dragoneer went to Japan. He learned a lot during his stay. He returned to the US with better skills, the power of moderation, and a contract with the biggest pro wrestling organization in the US. Not too long afterward, he helped found the Avenging Dragons. Their first album was a smash hit, and D was an instant celebrity. Not that he did much with it, as wrestling was his main focus at the time. It was after this when he first met Luis Guiterrez. They partnered with Niro Saki to form the Young Guns faction. The group was a big success, leading to multiple championship runs. Luis always encouraged Dragoneer to be a better man, but at the time UDK was deaf to that kind of talk. The success of the group reached a peak, but not too longer after that peak, Luis died of an unnoticed enlarged heart. Dragoneer was deeply affected by Luis’s death, and pledged himself to be a better man. Unbeknownst to literally anyone else, the catalyst for his name change was a dragon he met in a field outside of Boise as a child. The dragon granted the teenage Davis magical power for reasons it did not deign to share, while laughing the entire time. It was a unusual dragon, to say the least. With Dragoneer’s newfound commitment to being better, he decided to embrace fatherhood (as he had studiously ignored their existence before) and attempt to be a superhero with his powers. Surprisingly, the former was considerably easier and embarrassed, he stopped superheroing. He put more focus on his rock career (they’d done a few more hit albums, but his touring presence was erratic at best) and eased off on his wrestling career for a little while. In short, Dragoneer attempted to finally mature from a selfish and petulant child to a full grown adult. Success was far from easy. But with generous help from his remaining friends and kid sister, he made the transition as best he could. Now, with even his youngest away at university, Dragoneer is going to make a serious attempt to be a superhero. Vibora Bay is a good place to start doing that, he thinks. His life is settled in a way that it previously hadn’t been. AvDrag are among the grizzled veterans of the Top 10 charts. D himself is a massive crossover star, and a multi-time world champion. One last hill to climb. Personality & Motivation: At his core, Dragoneer is the kind of innately selfish person who wants everything his way all the time and automatically assumes that only things that affect him are important and/or worthy of his attention. No exceptions. This has always been fairly well covered by an ultra easygoing manner and immense personal charisma. What is different now from his early days is that he has a fully functioning conscience, and is very mindful of his essential nature. He doesn’t just do whatever he wants, he does whatever he thinks the right thing to do is. He is living proof that a person does not have to be a slave to their nature, but in fact can choose who they are. He also has immense confidence in himself, which let’s be honest is a big ol’ ego. Honestly, he’s never acted his age, so why start now? Life’s much more fun when you’re twenty something, right? Additionally, UDK’s never been exactly all there. Just a little bit crazy. So there’s that. His motivation is pretty simple, but encompasses the whole of what he does what he does now. He wants to be a good man. To feel redeemed for the sins of his selfish past. One day. Maybe. Powers & Tactics: Dragoneer’s powers are basically a magical transformation. Armor of hard dragon scales, functional wings on the armor, a lance that’s a part of the armor, and fire breath out of the helmet. He’s also better in combat overall. Tactically, he’s just a hit ‘em until they stay down kind of guy. He hasn’t really thought to develop anything more complex than that, aside from stripping out the dodge bonus (with Acrobatic Bluff) if he’s having trouble hitting or damaging (because follow up Power Attack). Power Descriptions: Green dragonscale plate armor with wings. Lance generated out of same that he can stab with or throw and have return to him. Fire breath (out of the helmet) in a cone. That’s it. Complications: World Famous: Dragoneer is a well known public figure. A bonafide celebrity. This means whatever he does tends to be some kind of news. He, his family, and his friends tend to get stalked by paparazzi. And anyone with access to the internet can find their faces, names, and probably their personal addresses. When this sort of thing becomes a problem for a superhero, a GM may award a Hero Point Ultimate Dragon Knight: Being a Dragon Knight does technically come with responsibilities to the dragon who granted him the power, not that the big lizard’s ever called in that marker. Dragoneer is also marked in a way that supernatural senses can effortlessly detect. And this may cause certain beings to assume what his allegiance is before he even opens his mouth. When this becomes a problem, a GM may award a Hero Point. World’s Finest…Even At Screwing Up: So…Dragoneer has a big ego, a couple of his screws are a little bit loose (who’s literally Fearless altogether?), and he’s known for sometimes making…questionable…decisions based on Insane Troll Logic. Basically, this is the “make D do the exact wrong thing” Complication. GMs can hit this one as often as seems reasonable. No matter how hard he tries to be better, he’ll always also be this guy. God love him. I Had A Friend: A decade plus later, and Dragoneer still desperately misses Luis Guiterrez. They were very, very close friends. D would be over the moon to have an opportunity to speak with Luis again. He wants the Puerto Rican’s approval desperately. This can obviously, be used against him. To trick him or force him into being his worst self at the worst possible time. Or to just use the face and voice to shatter his emotions. Or violate the grave to inspire an unreasoning rage. A GM may award a Hero Point for this or whatever similar thing they may think of. Abilities: 6 + 14 + 10 + 4 + 0 + 14 = 48PP Strength: 16 (+3) Dexterity: 24 (+7) Constitution: 20 (+5) Intelligence: 14 (+2) Wisdom: 10 (+0) Charisma: 24 (+7) Combat: 10 + 10 = 20PP Initiative: +7 (+7 Dex) Attack: +8 Base, +5 without Powers , +12 Strike & Blast Defense: +5 (+5 Base, +5 Enhanced Dodge Focus), +2 Flat-Footed Grapple: +15, +12 without Powers Knockback: -8 (-3 without Powers, -2 without Defensive Roll) Saving Throws: 2 + 3 + 7= 12PP Toughness: +10/+7 without powers (+5 Con, +3 Protection, +1 Defensive Roll) Fortitude: +7 (+5 Con, +2) Reflex: +10 (+7 Dex, +3) Will: +7 (+0 Wis, +7) Skills: 80R = 20PP Acrobatics 13 (+20) Bluff 2 (+9/+13 Attractive) Diplomacy 2 (+9/+13 Attractive) Knowledge (arcane Lore) 3 (+5) Knowledge (art) 13 (+15) Knowledge (business) 3 (+5) Notice 10 (+10) Perform (oratory) 8 (+15) Perform (singing) 3 (+10) Perform (stringed instruments) 13 (+20) Sense Motive 10 (+10) Feats:36 PP Acrobatic Bluff Attack Specialization (Unarmed) All-Out Attack Attractive 1 (Unique Personal Charisma) Benefit (Fame) Benefit 2 (Wealth) Defensive Roll Evasion Fearless Grappling Finesse Power Attack Sidekick 21 (Niro Saki) Skill Mastery (Acrobatics, Notice, Perform (strings), Sense Motive) Takedown Attack Uncanny Dodge (Auditory) Dodge Focus 5 Powers:47PP Container 9 (Ultimate Dragon Knight; 45 PP Container)[45PP] (magical) Array 8 (Dragon Knight’s Arsenal; Power Feat: Alternate Power 2) [18PP] BP: Strike 5 (Extra: Penetrating; Power Feats: Mighty, Accurate 2, Improved Crit 2, Precise) (Spear Strike) [16PP] (piercing) AP: Blast 5 (Power Feats: Mighty 3, Accurate 2, Precise) (Spear Throw) (piercing)[1PP] AP: Strike 8 (Extra: Area [Cone]; 80 ft cone) (Flame Breath) (fire) [1PP] Enhanced Attack Bonus 3 [6PP] Enhanced Feats 5 (Dodge Focus 5) [5PP] Flight 3 (50 mph, 440 ft/rnd; Drawback: Restrainable) [5PP] Protection 3 (Extra: Impervious [11PP] Leaping 1 [1PP] (natural) Speed 1 [1PP] (natural) Drawback: Normal Identity (has to speak) Uncommon, Major [-3PP] Basically strip out the Ultimate Dragon Knight Container. Ends up PL 5 Off, PL 6 Def DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT Unarmed Touch DC 15 Toughness Damage Spear Strike Touch DC 23 Toughness Damage Fire Breath Touch (Cone Area) DC 23 Toughness Damage Spear Throw Ranged DC 23 Toughness Damage Totals: Abilities (48) + Combat (20) + Saving Throws (12) + Skills (20) + Feats (36) + Powers (47) - Drawbacks (-3) = 180/180 Power Points
  24. The Immutable Betsy Brooks Power Level: 10/12 (180/190PP) Unspent Power Points: 10 Trade-Offs: None In Brief: Slumming noble daughter of a magical family hunts monsters in the bayou. Catchphrase: "I wouldn't do that sweetie!" Theme: Power by RoxXxan Alternate Identity: Elizabeth Brooks Identity: Public Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom Residence: Vibora Bay Base of Operations: Vibora Bay Occupation: Supernatural Bondwoman Affiliations: Mostly Independent Family: Lady Jacqueline Brooks (Mother) Eric Warrens (Father) Description: Age: 35 (DoB: 31th October 1984) Apparent Age: early 20's Gender: Female Ethnicity: Black, dual British / American citizen Height: 5'9" Weight: 120 lbs Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Despite being quite beautiful she's never really been concerned with following fashions and fade, dressing simply for comfort and utility. In her earlier day she dressed in a more punkish style, but she's toned this down to maybe her hair and the occasional band t-shirt. Whilst she needs to wear sunglasses in bright sunlight, a problem in her where she chooses to live right, it does give her a certain air of effortless coolness. She doesn't have a costume per se, but she does have her kick-ass coat, a long black coat that she brings out when she's going to deal with real problems. One of the only things she has from her father it holds a special place for her. Her powers don't seem to have any obvious effects, which is a shock when she shrugs off a hail of gunfire or a were-gators crawls. It take real skill to notice that she has anything betraying but it is there, her canines are a little larger and more pointed than most. History: In her younger day a wild and carefree days Jacqueline met and fell for a dashing young African-American man. There torrid romance was brief but it resulted in a the little surprise of Elizabeth. Because she was born out of wedlock, and from a very traditionally white family, Elizabeth was made very aware that she wasn't ever going to inherit the family title, though her mother loved her dearly and made sure she was given the best education money can buy. The real inheritance was from her father who was the descendant from a rare and unusual breed of African Vampire. As she grew she developed beyond human abilities and due to a unique combination of genetics she was immune to all supernaturally based abilities. This didn't help her rebellious nature, and quite a few times her family connections were used to keep her from being expelled from the school. Leaving school she was at a bit of loss as to what to do, she didn't need to work due to a small stipend from her mother, but she wanted to do something productive. She tried the armed forces and a very brief stint on a UK hero team, but her rebellious nature quickly meant she was gentle encouraged to move on. For a while she drifted from job to job not lasting long due to her willful nature and general inability to take people crap. After that she decided she should do something about finding out about th American side of her family, and find out quite why she had these bundle of abilities. Using her duel nationality she moved over to the states and track down her father in Vibora Bay and he introduced to the wild and wonderful world of the supernatural creatures that lived in the area. They never got close, and he quickly moved on with some kind of beef with vampires, but she found kinship with the supernatural local. Choosing to stay in the City for a while, she set herself up as a sort of sherif for them all, being immune to most of methods of coercion. Acting as part detective part bondswoman she offers her services to them, and sometimes others, whenever the needs arises. Personality & Motivation: Betsy has always been stubborn and willful, something that's only gotten more prevalent as she's gotten older. She doesn't suffer fools gladly and will happily let you know if she thinks your out of line. This is tempered somewhat by her manners and way of speech, some of her schooling stuck despite her best efforts over the years. Despite her brusque manner she actual care about people and tries when she can to help them, especially those that she feel aren't given the attention they deserved by everyone else. One thing she really helps is bullies, and woe betide if you act that way when she's around. Really she's a bit of a soft touch, though she normally manages to hide it very well. Finally she had a bit of an anarchic bent to her, often thumbing her noise at any authority figures, her family history not really helping in thus manner. Powers & Tactics: Trained in the toughest place in the world, a public Girls School, Betsy knows how to look after herself in a fight. She often gives the opponent a chance to fight fair, but if they don't she will fight down and dirty. Truth be told she's not a fan of fighting, though she knows she's modestly shes good at it, and will try her best to get her opponent to stand down. In fact she often manages to talk her opponent down before the fight even begins. Power Descriptions: Betsy's body has inherited her powers from her, distant, vampire heritage. Whilst she is still alive her flesh is stronger and more resilient than normal people and she doesn't seem to he effected by any poisons of pathogens, she also seems to be aging much more slowly than normal people. She's also apparently immune to all abilities possessed by supernatural creatures, for instance she can't be mesmerized by vampire or infected by lycanthropy, it's a totally passive ability and she's not always aware that her power is protecting her. On the counter it's also impossible for her to benefit from helpful supernatural abilities, however hard she tries. It also counters any effects they have to disguise supernatural creatures, in fact she can detect the presence of some purely on sight though she may not know quite what they are just that the person there looking at is supernatural in some way. Complications: Sunglasses after Dark: Betsy hasn't inherited many weaknesses from her vampire heritage, but she does have photosensitivity when in sunlight. Not a massive deal back home, but in the bright Florida skies it can cause her problems. Normally she wears sunglasses to counter this,but if by any chance she looses them she can suffer from mere irritation to almost blind depending on the GM's choice. The Red Urge: Betsy doesn't normally have any urges to consume blood, she loves her food thank you very much! But in certain circumstances large amount of blood the smell bring on well buried instincts. Which the GM can decide is enough to distract her from noticing things. Bloody Stubborn: Willful to a fault Betsy is very reluctant to give up on any problem until there no other options, and sometimes even beyond that. The GM can choose to say that Besty will continue on a course of action regardless of the circumstances. Credit to her kind: Betsy is well know as a defender of supernatural creatures living in and surrounding Vibora Bay, which is a double edged swords. Some "normal" people will flat out refuse to deal with her, despite how charming she can be (and she can be very charming). On the other sides supernaturals will often come to her to ask for help from trouble, and despite her sometime brusk nature she will try to help out if she can. Abilities: 10 + 4 + 10 + 2 + 6 + 8 = 40PP Strength: 20/30 (+5/+10) Dexterity: 14 (+2) Constitution: 20/30 (+5/+10) Intelligence: 12 (+1) Wisdom: 16 (+3) Charisma: 18 (+4) Combat: 12 + 12 = 24PP Initiative: +2 Attack: +6 Base, +10 Melee Defense: +10 (+6 Base, +4 Dodge Focus), +3 Flat-Footed Grapple: +15/+23 Knockback: -2/-10 Saving Throws: 0 + 4 + 4 = 8PP Toughness: +5/+10 (+5/10 Con [Impervious 10]) Fortitude: +5/+10 (+5/+10 Con, +0) Reflex: +6 (+2 Dex, +4) Will: +7 (+3 Wis, +4) Skills: 104R = 26PP Bluff 1 (+5) Diplomacy 1 (+5) Gather Info 11 (+15) Intimidate 11 (+15) Skill Mastery Investigate 9 (+10) Skill Mastery Knowledge (Arcane Lore) 9 (+10) Knowledge (Current Events) 9 (+10) Knowledge (Popular Culture) 9 (+10) Knowledge (Streetwise) 9 (+10) Languages 3 (French, Romanian, Spanish) (Base: English) Notice 12 (+15) Skill Mastery Sense Motive 12 (+15) Skill Mastery Stealth 8 (+10) Feats: 16PP All-Out Attack Attack Focus (Melee) 4 Benefit (Bondsman) Benefit (Wealth) Dodge Focus 4 Power Attack Skill Mastery (Intimidate, Investigate, Notice, Sense Motive) Takedown Attack Uncanny Dodge (Auditory) Well-Informed Powers: 10 + 10 + 1 + 22 + 10 + 6 + 2 + 3 + 2 = 66 PP All powers have the Supernatural Inheritance descriptor Enhanced Constitution 10 (to Constitution 30 [+10]) [10PP] Enhanced Strength 10 (to Strength 30 [+10]) [10PP] Immunity 1 (Aging, Sleep Flaw: Half Effect) [1PP] Immunity 22 (Disease, Poison, Supernatural Effects) [22PP] Impervious Toughness 10 [10PP] Super-Sense 2 (Darkvision) [2PP] Super-Strength 3 (Effective Strength 45; Heavy Load: 6 tons) [6PP] Supernatural Awareness 3 (Sight based Awareness) [3PP] True Sight 4 (Counter Concealment and Counters Illusion, both Sight based; Flaw: From Supernaturals only) [2PP] Drawbacks: (-0) + (-0) = -0PP DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT Unarmed w/no Powers Touch DC 20 Toughness Damage [Physical] Unarmed Touch DC 25 Toughness Damage [Physical] Totals: Abilities (40) + Combat (24) + Saving Throws (8) + Skills (26) + Feats (16) + Powers (66) - Drawbacks (0) = 180/190 Power Points
  25. Speed Demon Power Level: 12 (built as PL10) (180/181 PP) Unspent Power Points: 1 Trade-Offs: -5 Tou/+5 Def In Brief: Speedster possessed by a spirit of chaos and flame Catchphrase: Theme: Alternate Identity: Anthony Jones Birthplace: New Orleans, LA Residence: Vibora Bay Base of Operations: Weston Occupation: Courier Affiliations: Family: A sister he never speaks to Description: Age: 25 (DoB: August 16th, 1994 Gender: Male Ethnicity: African American/Caucasian Mix Height: 5'9" Weight: 16” Eyes: Black (Sometimes red) Hair: Black Anthony is a young man with mocha skin and dark eyes. His hair grows in thick, loose dreadlocks that hang to his chin if he lets them hang. He usually has at least a five oclock shadow, though he does try to keep it shaved. His body is composed of compact, lean muscle. He has numerous tattoos on his upper body, usually concealed, including his dad's name on one shoulder. He has pierced ears and a pierced eyebrow. He has a huge collection of cheap t-shirts, usually rock and metal bands. He prides himself on never wearing a shirt for a band he hasn't listened to. He prefers loose, comfortable clothing and doesn't bother with the latest fashions. He moves with assurance and confidence, and in the right mood, a little bit of swagger. He has a quick and easy smile. His costume consists of a short sleeved bodysuit in light gray and orange, with a general flame theme and a flame symbol on his chest. He has a simple domino mask that covers his eyes. While using his powers, however, his appearance changes significantly. The whites of his eyes turn pitch black and his irises look like burning embers. His hair looks like smoldering ashes, pale gray with streaks of glowing coal. History: Anthony spent his early years in New Orleans, a late born younger brother of a ten years older sister. His dad worked construction, his mom worked at a restaurant, and everything was fine. That was, at least, until Katrina hit. They moved when he was almost thirteen years old, to Vibora Bay. His dad had a job waiting, and they were soon in a new apartment. His sister had gotten married and moved out on her own, and the three of them lived comfortably in an apartment. His mom got another job, and his dad got good construction gigs. Things were fine for a while. They weren't wealthy, but they were comfortable enough to make ends meet. A big part of his life was music. His dad taught him the guitar like his dad had taught him, and much of Anthony's time was spent perfecting it. Then the news came one rainy night. His dad had died in a car accident. It was instantaneous, and he distinctly remembered his mom calling his sister to tell her. When the funeral came, his sister was nowhere to be found. Anthony's mother never recovered from the loss, and passed away two years later. Anthony was eighteen, with his parents' life insurance money as his sole source of money. His mom had barely spent what she'd gotten from his dad. He knew that if he blew the cash on nonsense, he'd be destitute in less than a year. If he had been less clever, less charismatic, it would have been over there. As his mother's condition deteriorated, Anthony took over a lot of the duties in the household. She managed to keep up at work enough to keep her job, but she stopped functioning as soon as she got home. He invested the life insurance money, and turned it into a tidy nest egg that he leveraged into a modest apartment, keeping him going a lot longer than the two bedroom apartment his family had rented since they moved to Vibora Bay. However, that was a meager income, and it wouldn't last too long. So he invested it in other things. His biggest supply of money was as a courier. People would pay him to take things from one place to another, and he was reliable. He was fast on his feet and faster on a bike, and whatever needed dropping off would get there. He also got delivery jobs through various delivery services. He learned three rules. Keep your nose clean, never ask what was in the packages, and never stick your neck out for anyone. Then, one day, he broke the latter two. He stumbled across a strange sacrificial ritual. He moved to save the sacrificial victim and brandished the knife he kept for protection. When he gave a warning slash, blood dripped on the floor and he was consumed in flame. The flames didn't hurt him or anyone else, but he suddenly felt a presence in his mind. It was telling him to destroy, to ravage, to rampage. The victim and the cultists fled from him. The flames faded instantly, and he found that his flesh was glowing with heat. Things got chaotic. The house burned down and everyone inside died. He and the victim both managed to get out of the house, and he ran, a blazing trail out of the city. He woke up outside the city, curled into a ball and clutching the book, which was unharmed by the heat. He soon discovered that his was not the only presence in his mind. Now he had a being that called itself a spirit of Chaos and Flame. It gave no name, but it expressed delight at Anthony's actions. The destruction of the house in particular amused it. Anthony studied the book, and learned that there were benefits to hosting the spirit. He would be supernaturally fast and gain power over heat and flame. So he struck a bargain with it. He would take on the evils of the city, and with that slake the spirit's thirst for chaos. Personality & Motivation: Anthony is likable, charismatic and good at talking his way out of trouble. Yet Anthony is already deeply cynical at 25 years old. His history has given him little hope or faith in people. Yet, even during his less savory moments, he kept his head above water. He detests bullies and anyone who uses power to hurt or exploit others. The spirit of chaos and flame feeds on this sense of injustice and pushes him to fight. His sense of justice usually outweighs his cynicism. Anthony's real passion is music, though. He's spent years in front of his amplifier with his guitar, honing his craft, listening to music and copying what he hears. It's the biggest thing that connects him with the legacy of his father. He knows he's good enough to leverage his skills into a music career, but that's not why he plays. Powers & Tactics: Anthony was never all that great in a fight before he got his powers, and his powers haven't encouraged him to stand and trade blows. He has, however, started training and has improved significantly. His first course of action is to look for people who need to get out of trouble, then to try to talk his way out of trouble, and if that fails, go in swinging. Even then, he'll pelt his opponents from a distance with flame or close distance and pummel them. He takes full advantage of his speed and never takes a hit if he can dodge one instead. One thing he does not do is use his heat touch on living targets. If pressed, he might do so if his target is too durable for other methods of attack, but that is a last ditch effort. Power Descriptions: Anthony's flames are mundane colors, mostly reds, yellows and oranges. While using his heat touch, the flesh on his body glows, he can generally decide where it manifests. He mostly just does this to his arms, but he can do it elsewhere if needed. If he uses extra effort to boost his powers, the glow grows more intense, and can even look like his flesh is turning into coals and embers. Complications: Fight Fire With Fire: Anthony is decidedly not immune to fire other than damage. He could conceivably convince someone that he is, but if he's ever caught out by an enemy, that could be trouble. Master of Puppets: The spirit of chaos and flame wants him to fight, and it's always trying to convince him otherwise. Youth Gone Wild: Anthony spent much of his teenage years running with the wrong crowds, this could cause problems for him. Am I Evil?: Speed Demon's powers may register as dark magic to those who are sensitive to it. While a lot of heroes have dark powers, this could be problematic. Cry Out for a Hero: Anthony is not just new to being a superhero, but to having heroic ideals. He wants to do the right thing, he just doesn't know what that means at all times. Abilities: 4 + 8 + 6 + 4 + 2 + 8 = 32PP Strength 14 (+2) Dexterity 18 (+4) Constitution 16 (+3) Intelligence 14 (+2) Wisdom 12 (+1) Charisma 18 (+4) Combat: 12 + 12 =24PP Initiative: +20/+8 Attack: +6 Base, +10 Melee, +10 Fire Control Defense: +15/+10 (+6 Base, +4 Dodge Focus, +5 Enhanced Dodge Focus), +3 Flat-Footed Grapple: +12 Knockback: -2 Saves: 2 + 6 + 5 = 13PP Toughness: +5 (+3 Con, +2 Protection) Fortitude: +5 (+3 Con, +2) Reflex: +15/+10 (+4 Dex, +6, +5 Enhanced Reflex) Will: +6 (+1 Wis, +5) Skills: 68R=17PP Bluff 8 (+12) Climb 3 (+5) Diplomacy 12 (+16) Skill Mastery Notice 12 (+13) Skill Mastery Perform 6 (Stringed instruments) (+10) Search 3 (+5) Sense Motive 12 (+16) Skill Mastery Stealth 12 (+16) Skill Mastery Feats: 21PP All Out Attack Attack Focus (Melee) 4 Attack Specialization (Fire Control) 2 Dodge Focus 4 Evasion 2 Improved Initiative Instant Up Move-By Action Power Attack Skill Mastery (Diplomacy, Notice, Sense Motive, Stealth) Takedown Attack 2 Uncanny Dodge (Auditory) Powers: 8 + 5 + 2 + 6 + 6 + 15 + 24 + 5 + 3= 74PP Descriptors: all Magic. The fire control array except autofire are all Fire. The rest are all Prowess Enhanced Feats 8 (Dodge Focus 5, Improved Initiative 3) [8PP] Enhanced Save 5 (to Reflex +15) [5PP] Protection 2 [2PP] Quickness 6 (x100) [6PP] Speed 6 (500 MPH, 5000' per move) [6PP] Speed Array 6 (12PP, Feats: Alternate Powers 3) [15PP] BE: Enhanced Quickness 6 (to Quickness 12 [x10,000]) + Enhanced Speed 6 (to Speed 12 [50,000 MPH, 500,000' per move) {6 + 6 = 12/12}BE AP: Affects Others 6 (on Quickness) + Affects Others 6 (on Speed) {6 + 6 = 12/12} AP: Damage 6 (Extra: Area [Targeted, Shapeable; 5' cubes x6], Flaw: Action [Full]) {12/12} AP: Environmental Control 6 (Extreme heat), 25ft) (6/6) Fire Control Array (20PP) Feats: Alternate Powers 4 [24PP] BE: Damage 10 (Extra: Autofire) (20/20) "Rapidfire Fisticuffs" AP: Corrosion 6 [18/18] AP: Damage 10 (Extra: Ranged, 100ft increment) (20/20) "Fire Blast" AP: Damage 10 (Extra: Area [trail], 100ft) (20/20) "Fire Trail" AP: Damage 10 (Extra: Area [Burst], 50ft radius) (20/20) "Fire Burst" Immunity 5 Fire Damage [5PP] Super-Movement 3 (Wall-Crawling 2, Water-Walking, Flaw: Limited [While Moving]) [3PP] Drawbacks: (-0) + (-0) = -0PP) DC Block ATTACK RANGE SAVE EFFECT Unpowered Melee 17 TOU Damage Area Damage 6 cubes 21 TOU Damage Corrosion Melee 21 FORT/TOU Damage/Fort save drain Autofire Punches Melee 25 TOU Damage Fire Blast 100ft 25 TOU Fire Damage Fire Trail 250ft 25 TOU Fire Damage Fire Burst 50ft rad 25 TOU Fire Damage Totals: Abilities (32) + Combat (24) + Saving Throws (13) + Skills (17) + Feats (21) + Powers (74) - Drawbacks (0) = 180/180 Power Points
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