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Player Name: horngeek

Character Name: Stronghold

Power Level: 10 (152/160PP)

Trade-Offs: None

Unspent Power Points: 8

Progress To Bronze Status: 15/30  (6 earned pp pre bump/ 1 earned post bump)

In Brief: Student who managed to impress Cobalt Templar enough that he gave her the Orange Ring of the Protective Builder.

Alternate Identity: Haukea Kawena

Identity: Secret

Birthplace: Hawaii

Occupation: Student!

Affiliations: Claremont Academy, Next-Gen

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


Age: 17 (DoB: September 28, 1997)

Apparent Age: 17

Gender: F

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

Height: 5'6"

Weight: 120lbs

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black


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.


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 standing up for them- underneath the awkwardness lies a strong protective instinct and an iron will.

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.


Asperger's: Stronghold has high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (or Asperger's Syndrome).  While she's high-functioning and has learnt how to compensate most of the time, she can be plagued by indecision when hit by a seriously unexpected event, will sometimes not get why someone is doing something, and would not cope well if someone seriously betrayed her trust, likely starting to harbor a long-standing grudge against whoever did so.  


My Father is an AEGIS Agent: Mikala Kawena follows a career path that can be dangerous at times.  As an agent of AEGIS, he's had plenty of opportunity to gather enemies, and it's entirely possible that someone might target Stronghold in her civilian identity.  Where she can't really use the Ring for fear of revealing her identity, which leads to...


Secret Identity: Haukea's identity is not known to the public.  For any number of reasons, she'd really rather keep it that way.  


New To The Whole Hero Thing: Stronghold hasn't been a hero for very long, and in some ways, has dived in the deep end of the pool.  It's rather likely that she might be faced with a hard choice- and if she's pressed for time to make it, she may well just... freeze up.  


I Got This Ring For A Reason: To protect people.  Haukea will prioritize protecting bystanders from danger over a number of other concerns, including chasing after villains, and her own safety.  


Orange Ring of the Protective Builder: The Ring has history.  Wearing it includes Haukea in a fairly select group, and may give her an association with the rest of the Ring-Bearers.  Given that sometikmes, the Ring-Bearers have been not-nice people, this may be... problematic.  On the other end of the scale, the other known Ring-Bearer is Cobalt Templar, who has his own claims to fame- it's not outside the realm of possibility that someone might strike at the 'weaker' Ring-Bearer instead of Templar.  


Well, if I Can Keep It Safe...: And then there's the other problem with the Rings.  The sometimes-nagging temptation to keep things precious to her safe by locking them away.  While Stronghold's desire to protect people in general normally keeps this well down, if she was called to sacrifice something very important to her to save people... well.


Abilities: 4 + 6 + 4 + 10 + 4 + 0 = 28PP

Strength: 14 (+2)

Dexterity: 16 (+3)

Constitution: 14 (+2)

Intelligence: 20 (+5)

Wisdom: 16 (+3)

Charisma: 10 (+0)

Combat: 12 + 20 = 32PP

Initiative: +3

Attack: +6 Melee, +6 Ranged (Active Array +10)

Grapple: +0

Defense: +10 (+10), +5 Flat-Footed

Knockback: -5

Saving Throws: 6 + 5 + 7 = 18PP

Toughness: +10 (+10 Impervious) (+2 Con, +8 Impervious Force Field)

Fortitude: +8 (+2 Con, +6)

Reflex: +8 (+3 Dex, +5)

Will: +10 (+3 Wis, +7)

Skills: 40R = 10PP

Computers 4 (+9)

Concentration 4 (+6)

Diplomacy 3 (+3)

Escape Artist 4 (+7)

Knowledge (Civics) 2 (+7)

Knowledge (Earth Sciences) 6 (+11)

Knowledge (Physical Sciences) 4 (+9)

Knowledge (Pop Culture) 2 (+7)

Knowledge (Tactics) 6 (+11)

Language 1 (English (Native), Hawaiian)

Swim 4 (+6)

Feats: 7PP

Accurate Attack


Luck 1

Master Plan

Precise Shot 2

Uncanny Dodge [sight]


Equipment: 0PP=0EP

Powers: 57 = 57PP

Device 14.2 (Orange Ring of the Protective Builder; Descriptors: Holy, Magic, Earth; Flaws: Hard To Lose) [57PP]

Burrowing 4 (10MPH) [4PP]

Flight 3 (25 MPH) [6PP]

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

Enhanced Feats 2 (Quick Change 2)

Immunity 9 (Life Support) [9PP]

Impervious Force Field 8 (Costume) [16PP]

Impervious 2 [2PP]

Super-Strength 1 (Effective Lifting Strength: 23, Max Carrying Capacity: 1,200lbs) [2PP]

Active Powers 10 (21PP Array; Feats Alternate Power 3, Accurate 2) [26PP]

Base Power: Create Object 10 (Force Constructs, 10 5-foot cubes, Toughness +7, 10 100-foot range increments/1,000ft Max Range; Feats: Precise) [21PP]

Alternate Power: Create Object 7 (Rock Constructs, 7 5-foot cubes, Toughness +5, 10 70-foot range increments/700ft Max Range; Extras: Duration (Continuous)) [21PP]

Alternate Power: Blast 10 (Flinging Constructs, +7 Damage bonus, 10 70-foot range increments/700ft Max Range; Feats: Indirect) [21PP]

Alternate Power: Snare 10 (Construct Bindings, +7 Reflex difficulty, 10 70-foot range increments/700ft Max Range; Feats: Reversible)[21PP]

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

DC Block



Unarmed Touch DC17 Toughness Damage (Physical)

Blast Ranged DC35 Toughness Damage (Magic, Holy)

Snare Ranged DC20 Reflex Snare (Magic, Holy)


Totals: Abilities (28) + Combat (32) + Saving Throws (18) + Skills (10) + Feats (7) + Powers (57) - Drawbacks (0) = 152/160 Power Points

Edited by Fox
+3pp for November 2014
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