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Player Name: horngeek

Character Name: Stronghold

Power Level: 7 (105/105PP)

Trade-Offs: +/-0 Attack / +/-0 Damage, +/-0 Defense / +/-0 Toughness (or "None")

Unspent Power Points: 0

Progress To Bronze Status: 0/30

In Brief: Student who managed to impress Cobalt Templar enough that he gave her the Orange Ring of the Protective Builder. Or will, we're thinking of actually playing that scene out.

Alternate Identity: Haukea Kawena

Identity: Secret

Birthplace: Hawai'i

Occupation: Student!

Affiliations: Claremont Academy, ?

Family: Kalea Kawena (Mother), Mikala Kawena (Father)

Description:

Age: 16 (DoB: 1996)

Apparent Age: 16

Gender: F

Ethnicity: Mainly Hawaiian, with some other ethnicities mixed in.

Height: 5'6"

Weight: 120lbs

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

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Haukea is a fit-looking young woman, who's quite attractive (although awkward at times due to a lack of real social skill). She wears her hair fairly short, which means it doesn't get in the way too much, and tends to dress casually, in jeans and a t-shirt. She almost never wears 'designer' clothes- it's not that she can't afford them or anything, she just plain doesn't see the point of doing so.

As Stronghold, Haukea dons an orange bodysuit, with a black section over the shoulders and dipping down her chest, and an orange domino mask protecting her identity. She could easily create a cape using the ring... but again, she doesn't see the point of doing so. Sure, capes LOOK dramatic, but do you really need to take the time to do that?

Power Descriptions:

Haukea holds the Orange Ring of the Protective Builder. This allows to create various constructs (indeed, her costume is one of said constructs), and allows her control over earth, although she's focusing on the constructs right now. This is similar to Cobalt Templar's ring, but on a much larger scale (and at much longer range)- Stronghold could hold off a large force for a certain amount of time. She can also make smaller constructs to quickly block attacks, and bind enemies (she's experimenting with different forms for these bindings- at the moment, it's quite likely that each binding will take a different form). The ring also enhances her strength to an impressive degree, although not to the level of a powerhouse. Finally, she can also create and fling various projectiles using the ring.

History:

Mikala and Kaela were... an unlikely couple, to say the least. Mikala was a member of AEGIS, working in his home state, and Kaela ran a web design business. The pair met at a lunch organised by a mutual friend, and became good friends immediately, although it took a few years for them to fall in love and marry (Mikala saving Kaela during the Terminus Invasion had a lot to do with it, to be honest). And a few years later, they had a daughter, Haukea.

Haukea... took after her mother more in a lot of ways. Quite intelligent, she wasn't the most skilled at social interaction (in fact, she was diagnosed with high-functioning Asperger's Syndrome shortly after starting school). Her father was still proud of her, though- and he pushed her to train to keep fit. Overall... school was a mixed experience. Sure, she did well, but being socially awkward never helped at school, even if she did learn. Haukea gained a strong sense of loyalty and a protective instinct during this time, as well as a strong interest in knowledge- especially geology, but she'd pretty much try to learn everything she could about interesting things. In particular, she read about seven magical rings created in ancient Israel. But she couldn't find any more information on them, so she shelved that bit of knowledge.

As she came towards the end of middle school, her father received orders from AEGIS- he was to move to Freedom City, which had a need for officers. The family wasn't completely happy about it, but they could keep in contact with friends and relatives, so the prepared to move. Haukea started reading up on Freedom City... and the various superheroes there. Reading about Cobalt Templar, she noticed that he seemed to wield a magical... blue ring? Haukea was immediately reminded of the passage she'd read a while ago... and revisited it. And found a couple more interesting tidbits. About a few other figures, who seemed to have rings of their own. So, shortly after arriving at freedom city, she put in a message to the Freedom League on the off chance Cobalt Templar might speak with her...

Personality & Motivation:

Haukea is loyal, smart, and she's a kind person above all. Unfortunately, she's not all that good at meeting new people for the most part, and not good with dealing with new situations in social terms. She doesn't mind being out in public... just not good at actually meeting new people. Or being crowded. That said, if people she cares about are in trouble, she's very good at throwing those insecurities off and standing up for them.

She also reads a LOT of books, and has a love for epic fantasy novels. In terms of music, she has a fairly eclectic taste, although her favorite composer is Yuki Kajiura.

Powers & Tactics:

Stronghold tends to use her constructs tactically, making walls to funnel crowds and snare opponents. She very specifically tends not to strike first (if she does, she's furious, in fact). Overall, she's a very defensive fighter, and a supporter rather than a frontline striker. And she's a fair tactician, too.


Complications:

Secret: Identity. Haukea isn't public, and doesn't want to go public- her family's at enough risk from her dad's job.

Socially Awkward: Okay, not so much socially awkward- she's learnt how to do a lot of things- but new situations are not easily adapted to.

I Will Protect: Stronghold with go above and beyond the call of duty to protect civilians, even when her abilities are likely best used elsewhere.

Abilities: 4 + 6 + 4 + 8 + 4 + 0 = 26PP

Strength: 14 (+2)

Dexterity: 16 (+3)

Constitution: 14 (+2)

Intelligence: 18 (+4)

Wisdom: 16 (+3)

Charisma: 10 (+0)

Combat: 8 + 6 = 14PP

Initiative: +0

Attack: +3 Melee, +3 Ranged (Active Array +7)

Grapple: +0

Defense: +7 (+4 Base, +3 Shield), +2 Flat-Footed

Knockback: -0

Saving Throws: 2 + 1 + 2 = 5PP

Toughness: +7 (+2 Con, +2 Defensive Roll, +3 Impervious Force Field), +5 Flat-Footed

Fortitude: +4 (+2 Con, +2)

Reflex: +4 (+3 Dex, +1)

Will: +5 (+3 Wis, +2)

Skills: 36R = 9PP

Computers 4 (+8)

Concentration 4 (+6)

Diplomacy 3 (+3)

Escape Artist 4 (+7)

Knowledge (Arcane Lore) 2 (+6)

Knowledge (Civics) 2 (+6)

Knowledge (Earth Sciences) 6 (+10)

Knowledge (Physical Sciences) 4 (+8)

Knowledge (Tactics) 6 (+10)

Language 1 (English (Native), Hawaiian)

Feats: 7PP

Accurate Attack

Attractive 1

Defensive Roll

Jack-of-All-Trades

Master Plan

Precise Shot 2

Equipment: 0PP=0EP

Powers: 44 = 44PP

Device 11 (Orange Ring of the Protective Builder; Desciptors: Holy, Magic, Earth; Flaws: Hard To Lose) [44PP]

Impervious Force Field 3 (Costume) [6PP]

Shield 3 (Making constructs) [3PP]

Immunity 9 (Life Support) [9PP]

Flight 2 [4PP]

Burrowing 4 [4PP]

Enhanced Strength 4 (to 18/+4) [4PP]

Super-Strength 1 (Effective Lifting Strength: 23)

Enhanced Feats 2 (Quick Change 2)

Active Powers 7 (15PP Array; Feats Alternate Power 3, Accurate 2) [21PP]

Base Power: Create Object 7 (Force Constructs, 7 5-foot cubes, Toughness +7, 10 70-foot range increments/700ft Max Range; Feats: Precise) [15PP]

Alternate Power: Create Object 5 (Rock Constructs, 5 5-foot cubes, Toughness +5, 10 50-foot range increments/500ft Max Range; Extras: Duration (Continuous)) [15PP]

Alternate Power: Blast 7 (Flinging Constructs, +7 Damage bonus, 10 70-foot range increments/700ft Max Range; Feats: Indirect) [15PP]

Alternate Power: Snare 7 (Construct Bindings, +7 Reflex difficulty, 10 70-foot range increments/700ft Max Range; Feats: Reversible)[15PP]

Drawbacks: (-0) + (-0) = -0PP

DC Block

(see below)

Totals: Abilities (26) + Combat (14) + Saving Throws (5) + Skills (10) + Feats (7) + Powers (44) - Drawbacks (0) = 105/105 Power Points

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A quick point: the Attractive feat is more than just looking good. It is social panache, it is being able to use what you have to catch someone's (everyone's?) eye. Someone who looks good but it socially awkward really shouldn't have the Attractive feat.

Powers should be alphabetized, even within the Device.

I don't see anything here that would convince CT to give her the orange ring. Obviously that's KD's choice, but I don't really see anything spectacular about her.

The powers are okay. They're kind of genericly power-ring ish, though. I would direct you over to AA's force controller; perhaps adapt that as a way to make Stronghold quite different from CT.

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I'm trying to emphasize constructs here. Yeah, I know she's fairly generic right now, but to be honest, I'm fairly happy with that- the sheet's very much a 'day one' sheet, in fact'.

-Ah, right. I'll get on that.

And we're specifically going to play that out. Part of it's going to be her insistence that they shouldn't just sit around, and should instead be used for good. Basically, strong will connected with a protective instinct.

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A quick point: the Attractive feat is more than just looking good. It is social panache, it is being able to use what you have to catch someone's (everyone's?) eye. Someone who looks good but it socially awkward really shouldn't have the Attractive feat.

Powers should be alphabetized, even within the Device.

I don't see anything here that would convince CT to give her the orange ring. Obviously that's KD's choice, but I don't really see anything spectacular about her.

The powers are okay. They're kind of genericly power-ring ish, though. I would direct you over to AA's force controller; perhaps adapt that as a way to make Stronghold quite different from CT.

It could use a bit of backstory pep, but there is a planned thread to test her worthiness, so hopefully we can get that worked out.

As for the powers, there's a lot of "basic" powers from the Rings, and the active array is decently different, especially since this is the Builder ring.

Also, HG's only got 105PP to play with, so. :o

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