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Dr. Rosa Thorne


Power Level: 8/10 (173/175PP)
Unspent Power Points: 2
Trade-Offs: None

 

In Brief: One's an Occult Scholar the other a down on there luck private investigator, who happens now to share the same body. Together they fight the forces of the occult!

 

Alternate Identity: Dr. Thorne, Occult Detective (Public)
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

 

Occupation: Former Occult Scholar, Private Investigator
Affiliations: Black Rose Detective Agency
Family: Phillip Thorne (Father), Rhosyn Thorne (Mother), Anissa Thorne (Sister) 

 

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Age: 26 (DoB: 1990)
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: African-American
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 140lbs
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

 

Rosa has never been one to worry about her figure though she has always been active enough that she's never gotten too large, though she still has some curves about her. Likewise, she tends to wear only a little makeup, enough to allow her natural beauty to shine through.

 

Countering this though Rosa has never had a day when she felt she should dress casually, still dressing even now as if she is about to go to a days work. Of the two of them, she's the one most likely to wear a sensible trench coat, if the weather calls for never as any kind of fashion statement.

 

History:

 

Rosa’s father had always told her that she could achieve anything that she could set her mind, something she’d taken to with some gusto. Whilst other followed the exploits of the brightly colored superhero’s Rosa was drawn to lesser known, but no less fascinating, exploits of those that fought the forces of the supernatural. She devoured every report and story of such thing, even sneaking into movies on such themes even if they were well above her age.

 

A smart capable girl turned into an even more capable young woman who with a keen intellect had managed to gain an education at an early age in every field of occult studies, despite no magical talent of her own. She eagerly looked forward to a fruitful career in academia sharing thoughts and idea’s among her intellectual peers.

 

Unfortunately for her many in the field where quite conservative in outlook not ready to listen to someone as young as she was, especially one of her gender and a few unfortunately of her race. Despite this, she soldiered on not willing to surrender so easily to those who wanted to put her down, instead of putting her efforts in pure academic research more and more esoteric subjects. But even she had days when despair would get the better of her and on one fateful occasion, she meets someone who would change her entire life.

 

After one especially draining conference lecture, where her rather elegant discourse on a very poorly known aspect of occult lore had been dismissed out of hand by her audience, she was approached by a man with a literal Faustian pact. She of cause knew of him, the infamous Mr. Infamy, and in normal circumstance would have been fascinated to have the chance to talk to such a renowned occult figure of mythic proportions. But that day she was angry, tired and had maybe one too many whiskeys already and was more than willing to complain to him about how hard it was to get the kind of respect she was after in a field dominated by men. Rosa couldn’t remember exactly what she’d ask for but to the best of her knowledge if must have been something about being able to compete on an equal footing with men.

 

When she awoke the next day she was in for a shock as the face she saw in the mirror wasn’t her own but of an older white man. And she wasn’t alone for now she was sharing her consciousness with that of the bodies original occupant, Liam Conners. Rather calm for such a momentous event the two of them quickly reached an uneasy peace and with a little investigation it was discovered that they could easily shift between the forms of Liam and Rosa.

 

Such a victory was quickly tempered by another rather less pleasing revelation Dr. Rosa Thorne apparently had never existed all her documentation, achievements and right now more importantly saved money had vanished overnight. All they had to their name was a few dollars and a Private Investigation license to operate in a city that Rosa had never even heard of, that of Bedlam.

 

Despite all this, both of them weren’t willing to give up completely and with Rosa help they managed to subtly alter the kind of business the now rebranded Thorne Investigations would deal with, a cesspool of a city like Bedlam tended to draw the worst of Supernatural entities something calling for their rather unique skills.

 

Personality & Motivation:

Rosa might be an excellent scholar but she isn’t exactly a people person she often crotchety and rude to people and tends to treat everyone like she’s the smartest person in the room, which to be fair in many situations this is true. It’s not helped by the fact that she’s extremely strong-willed and stubborn to a fault. She also has a very nasty habit of keeping things to herself only reluctantly revealing information when push comes to shove, not that she’s withholding information to herself she just want to wait until she has all the information to hand to come to a conclusion. Sometime the drive to discover the truth of a certain supernatural event or creature will overcome the necessity of dealing with said problem.

 

Despite sometimes not seeming to care Rosa is a very passionate believer in helping people in trouble, making the city better by saving the souls (sometimes literally) one person at a time.

 

Any friends she has are vanishingly rare since “moving” to Bedlam, lovers are nonexistent, very few can see beyond the hardened shell to the actually quite kind and generous person that lives under all that baggage.

 

Powers & Tactics:

If she can help it Rosa isn't really a fighter, that Liam's job, and will happily allow others to fight her battles for her.

 

When it comes to magic matters, however, Rosa is more than happy to get involved, especially now that for some reason she can use all the knowledge she's gained over the years. She's still not one to rush into things, however, preferring to take the time to gather all the information before acting. 

 

Power Descriptions:

The consciousness of Rosa are Liam are bonded together into a single entity and whilst both of them exist at the same time only one of their bodies, along with their accumulated skills and knowledge's, can be present at one time. With almost no effort they can shift between either of them, with the others mind taking a back seat to watch over and offer suggestions. With both always being active they remember everything that's happened since being bonded, through their own personalities can color their viewpoints, event prior to this are often only available when occupying that form.

 

Whilst they have very different body shapes, and obviously, genders, the necessities of the bodies, for good and ill, are magically linked in such a way that they don’t have to make an effort to maintain both forms. This also means that if one of them get drunk or drugged the other would feel the effects and same goes for anything injuries the other might suffer. When one sleeps so does the other and as far as they can tell neither of the two consciousness's can operate independently of the other.

 

Whilst neither of them are in a hurry to find out for certain it appears that anything specific to one form over the other does not appear to function, as far as they can tell Rosa would be incapable of getting pregnant for example.

 

Somehow the bonding of the two has allowed Rosa to use the occult knowledge she had to collect to achieve real tangible results, but only when she's in her own form.

 

Complications:

Bedlam City Limits: Somehow her magical powers are tied to Bedlam, the further she gets from Bedlam the less her powers seem to operate. the knowledge behind the powers never, however, goes away.

Never go home again: The whole world no longer knows of the existence of Rosa, including her family. But she still tries to keep an eye on them and help out where she can.

Twin Shows: The transformation between Rosa and Liam is for most people completely unnoticed, they don't see the change happen just that one had left and other has taken their place.  Supernatural creatures and extraordinary people, including but not restricted to supers, will notice the transition between the two.

You want to do what?: Rosa tastes are very different from Liam and sometimes tries to take over when he's doing something she doesn't like.


Abilities: 0 + 4 + 4 + 10 + 10 + 0 = 28PP
Strength: 10 (+0)
Dexterity: 14 (+2)
Constitution: 14 (+2)
Intelligence: 20 (+5)
Wisdom: 20 (+5)
Charisma: 10 (+0)


Combat: 16 + 8  = 24PP
Initiative: +2
Attack: +8 Base
Defense: +8 (+4 Base, +4 Dodge Focus), +2 Flat-Footed

Grapple: +8
Knockback: -4


Saving Throws: 4 + 5 + 7 = 16PP
Toughness: +2/8 (+2 Con, +6 [Force Field])
Fortitude: +6 (+2 Con, +4)
Reflex: +7 (+2 Dex, +5)
Will: +12 (+5 Wis, +7)


Skills: 200R = 50PP

Computers 10 (+15)

Concentration 15 (+20)

Craft (Artistic) 10 (+15)

Drive 3 (+5)

Escape Artist 13 (+15)

Gather Information 15 (+15)

Investigate 12 (+20)

Knowledge (Arcane Lore) 15 (+20)

Knowledge (Art) 10 (+15)

Knowledge (Behavioural Science) 10 (+15)

Knowledge (Current Affairs) 10 (+15)

Knowledge (History) 10 (+15)

Knowledge (Popular Culture) 10 (+15)

Knowledge (Theology and Philosophy) 15 (+20)

Language 9 (Arabic, French, English [Native], German, Greek, Hebrew, Mandarin, Japanese, Latin, Russian)

Medicine 5 (+10)

Notice 10 (+15)

Search 10 (+15)

Sleight of Hand 8 (+10)

 

 

Feats: 12PP

Artificer

Dodge Focus 4

Eidetic Memory

Fearless

Luck 2

Ritualist

Second Chance (Concentration)

Well-Informed

 


Powers: 6 + 21 + 8 + 8 = 43PP

Force Field 6 [6PP]

 

Magical Knowledge 8 (16PP Array; Feats: Alternative Power 5) [21PP]

  • Base Power: Damage 8 (Mystical Blast; Extra: Range) [16PP]
  • Alternate Power: Clairvoyance 8 (Sight beyond sight, 2000 miles)
  • Alternate Power: Exorcism 8
  • Alternate Power: Nullify 8 (Dispel Magic, 80 ft radius)
  • Alternate Power: Obscure 8 (Mystical Darkness, 80 ft radius, 1,000 ft)
  • Alternate Power: Snare 8 (Mystical Snare, 80 ft range)

 

Morph 4 (Twin Souls, single appearance Feats: Innate, Metamorph, Subtle 2) [8PP]

 

Super-Sense 8 (Magical Awareness - Mental Sense [Accurate, Acute, radius, Ranged]) [8PP]


DC Block

ATTACK              RANGE      SAVE                           EFFECT
Unarmed             Touch      DC 15 Toughness                Damage

Dispel Magic        Ranged     DC 18 Willpower                Nullify

Exorcism            Ranged     DC 18 Willpower                Banish

Mystical Blast      Ranged     DC 22 Toughness                Damage

Mystical Snare      Ranged     DC 18 Reflex                   Snare

 

Totals: Abilities (28) + Combat (24) + Saving Throws (16) + Skills (50) + Feats (12) + Powers (43) = 173/175 Power Points

Edited by Fox
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Liam Conner


Power Level: 8/10 (150/170PP)
Trade-Offs: None

 

Alternate Identity: Liam Thorne (Public)
Birthplace: Bedlam

 

Occupation: Private Detective
Affiliations: Black Rose Detective Agency
Family: Disowned by the Conners family.

 

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Age: 45 (DoB: 1971)
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200 lbs
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond

 

Liam embraces the traditional garb of the Private Detective with the slightly crumpled trench coat and suit and tie combination, despite the continued complaints of Rosa to tidy themselves up a little. The whole detective looks is carried through to his appearance, he often has a stubble and his hair is unkempt. When not on duty he tends to dress fairly casually in sweats and t-shirts, especially as he spends a lot of time down the gym working out.

 

The whole Private Detective doesn't quite work as Liam isn't the small nimble PI of book and film but an incredibly well-built man of over 6ft who still keeps himself in extremely good shape.

 

 

History:
Born into a very rich, very conservative family who considered themselves part of the Bedlam elite, even if like the city they had slipped a little from grace, Liam was destined to live a life of luxury. Except he'd figured out from a very young age that he was gay, something that even now in the 21st Century his family couldn't and wouldn't accept. So Liam tried to play the good son and went and joined the army, as an officer of cause, and despite not having to he was deployed out to the war zones becoming well know to his troops as an officer prepared to pitch in with his troops when trouble started. Decorated several times for bravery, and also wounded, much to his family consternation who wanted him to stay safe in order to inherit the family mantle.

 

He doesn't talk about how and why but there was a scandal when his family found our about his "lifestyle choices" and he was disowned by the family cast out of his ancestral home and told he could never come back, to all extent and purposes he was dead to them. Though devastated he picked himself up and tried to build a new life for himself, leaving the army he took what money he had and set himself up as a private detective in Bedlam. He tended to take the hard luck cases helping those that couldn't get help from the others, those that truly needed help even if the money wasn't that brilliant. It's was one of those cases he came across a little girl that had become possessed by an actual demon, not being his area of expertise he tried his best any but was outclassed and was being soundly beaten by the demon.

 

What happened next was a little hazy to Liam but when he woke up he was suddenly sharing his consciousness with the Rosa, which was lucky as she had the knowledge they needed to defeat the demon.

 

Personality & Motivation:

Liam is almost the opposite of Rosa being a loud boisterous people person that seems to naturally out people at ease with his demeanour, He's almost impossible to upset normal, unless he thinks people are being put in real harm of any kind. He's a old romantic at heart willing to fall for a pretty face and sob story, though having survived in Bedlam so long he has a sense of when something isn't quite up to snuff. His general live for the moment attitude tend to balance out Rosa reminding her, often insistently to put her head up and smell the roses.

 

One place they agree with completely is with there desire to do everything they can to try and help people in trouble, even in a city as bad as Bedlam.

 

Powers & Tactics:

Whilst Liam isn't stupid he's a bit of a bruiser at heart and tends to just wade into the action when trouble starts. Luckily he has Rosa around to try and advise some caution and even the occasional bout of tactical thinking.

 

Power Descriptions:

As well as being bonded to Rosa when he's in his own form he is almost impervious to most forms of normal attack, though his hardened skin seems perfectly normal as it is purely magical effect.

 

Complications:

Black Sheep: The Conner family has many high profile friend in Bedlam who can make Liam's life difficult to say the least.

Sucker for a sob story: Whilst no fool Liam can't help but feel that he has to help when he hears a sob story. Mostly because of this they are... 

Struggling: Those hard luck cases don't really pay the bills and things are often tight for the agency.


Abilities: 16 + 10 + 10 + 0 + 0 + 9 = 44PP
Strength: 26 (+8)
Dexterity: 20 (+5)
Constitution: 20 (+5)
Intelligence: 10 (+0)
Wisdom: 10 (+0)
Charisma: 18 (+4)


Combat: 16 + 16 = 32PP
Initiative: +5
Attack: +8 Base
Defense: +8 (+8 Base), +2 Flat-Footed

Grapple: +8
Knockback: -8


Saving Throws: 8 + 5 + 7 = 20PP
Toughness: +8 (+5 Con, +3 [Impervious Protection])
Fortitude: +13 (+5 Con, +8)
Reflex: +10 (+5 Dex, +5)
Will: +7 (+0 Wis, +7)


Skills: 144R = 36PP

Bluff 11 (+15)

Diplomacy 11 (+15)

Drive 5 (+10)

Gather Information 11 (+15)

Intimidate 11 (+15)

Knowledge (Streetwise) 15 (+15)

Knowledge (Tactics) 10 (+10)

Notice 15 (+15)

Search 15 (+15)

Sense Motive 15 (+15)

Stealth 15 (+20)

Survival 10 (+10)


Feats: 14PP

All-Out Attack

Benefit (Private Investigators License)

Chokehold

Defensive Attack

Elusive Target

Evasion 2

Equipment (PI's Office)

Improved Block 1

Interpose

Power Attack

Takedown Attack 2

 

Equipment: 2PP = 10EP

 

  • Black Rose Detective Agency Offices (Headquaters) [10 EP]

Size: Medium [1]; Toughness +15 [2]

Features: Computer, Gym, Laboratory, Library, Living Space, Security System 1, Workshop

 


Powers: 2 + 8 + 8 + 3 + 8 = 29PP

Immunity 2 (Critical Hits) [2PP]

Impervious Toughness 8 [8PP]

Morph 4 (Twin Souls, single appearance Feat: Metamorph, Innate, Subtle 2) [8PP]

Protection 3 [3PP]

Super-Strength 4 (+15 Str, heavy load 3.7 tns) [8PP]

DC Block

ATTACK              RANGE      SAVE                           EFFECT
Unarmed             Touch      DC 23 Toughness                Damage

 

Totals: Abilities (44) + Combat (32) + Saving Throws (20) + Skills (36) + Feats (14) + Powers (29) = 175/175 Power Points

Edited by Fox
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