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SavarWallk

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An academic who fell into the shadows
« on: (20:07:55/01-10-18) »
What am I to do now?

My parents have nice respectable jobs. My dad is a governmental spokesman for the Seattle city. My mother is a professor at UCAS Seattle. My uncle Bob doesn't, he owns a bar and facilitates deals.

I grew up in a family of thought. I was encouraged to notice everything around me. I became quite perceptive, as a younger child that caused some issues until I learned to control my mouth also.

Early on I was tested and found to have magic. As I grew older, the magic was found to be weak. I managed to do some small increase in my magic. However to the disappointment of my parents I was only an adept. One of my abilities was to see magic, I worked hard to use that ability. I learned how to react faster and notice threats before they happened.

I loved to study how magic affected living things. This love and my mother got me a job with the university as a teacher's assistant. This also got me involved in the martial arts, learning some unarmed and club work. I was pretty good too have around so a number of the professors that went on field expeditions had me come along, that taught me a few things about the outdoors.

As a side job to teacher's assistant I tutored.  I learned more about teaching by doing it one on one. Some of the students taught me things as thanks. One student gave me a staff he had created in an advanced shop class.

The least field expedition was a pile of drek. One of the teachers I work for that had corporate sponsors asked me to come with on a trip to South America. It was odd that, it was suggested that I bring a personal weapon. It became more interesting when we did a night drop, I begin to have suspicions. Nothing much happened, we found some interesting specimens. Most exciting thing was I seen a bunch of Death Spirals.

After a week we packed up and started back. After a few hours into the flight the professor the “research” assistants and two ”guards” started screaming. I commed the pilot to set us down. After the first Death Spiral erupted out of the professor's back, I started stunning people. As they were busy having parts of them ruptured it was pretty easy to stun them. When we were down I asked the pilot to pop the back hatch and pushed the people out. I took down a couple of the butterflies that had escaped in the vehicle and had the pilot take off and shut the hatch.

The coyote wasn't to happy but he seemed to think I possibly saved his life. Knowing that if I went back it would be bad for me and that it could cause my parents some trouble I asked the coyote how far he could get me to my uncle's place of business. He got me close enough to use a taxi to get within a block then I walked to the bar.

My uncle seemed to know I was in trouble as soon as I entered the place. He knows people, he managed to get me a different is and he said he might be able to find me a job. While I was staying with him a few days discovered people were looking for me I seem to be worth some ¥.


Human 0 (1)
Attributes 4 24
Magic 1 Adept 2
Skills 4 46/10
Resources 1 50K ¥

Human male

BOD 3
AGI 3
REA 4(5)
STR 3
WIL 4
LOG 5
INT 6
CHA 4
EDG 2
ESS 6
MAG 3

Mental: 7
Physical: 5
Social: 6

Init: 10(11)+1D6(2D6)

Powers
ASTRAL PERCEPTION
COMBAT SENSE 1
IMPROVED REFLEXES 1

KARMA (1)
PERCEPTIVE 2
COLLEGE EDUCATION
ASTRAL BOUNCER
WANTED
NATIONAL SIN (UCAS)
ASTRAL BEACON

WAY OF UNIFIED MANA (HAPSUM-DO)
Mana Choke
Counter Strike
Mana Strike

Skills
A Astral entities 6
A Critters 6
A Parageology 6
A Parazoology 6
A Parabotany 6
A Magical Theory 6
A Seattle politics 4
A UCAS Seattle academia 4
English N
Perception 6
Assensing 6
Unarmed Combat (HAPSUM-DO) 6 (8)
Etiquette 6
Instruction 6
Clubs 5
Exotic Ranged Weapon (Staff Taser) 4
Computer 3
Astral combat 3
Athletics 3
Outdoors 3
Stealth 4

Contacts: 12
Uncle Bob 5/2
Coyote 3/2

Equipment
Credstick (standard) 4,420+3D6×60¥
Lifestyle (low) 1 month paid
Custom stun staff (stun baton/taser)
Staff Weapon Foci 3 (unbound)
Armor clothing 6
Helmet
Flare compensation
Image link
Vision enhancement 4
Commlink Transys Avalon 6
sim 100
Trodes (headband) 70

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Commlink Renraku Sensei 3
sim
Fake SIN 4
Fake Lic 4 stun staff
Fake Lic 4 taser
Fake Lic 4 weapon foci

Glasses 4
Flare compensation
Image link
Vision enhancement 2
Ear buds 3
audio enhancement 3
Medkit 3

Custom Stun Staff ¥ 2,000
Counts as a staff.
One end has a concealed dart taser (see Yamaha Pulsar) w/laser sight
Other end has a concealed stun baton.
Wireless: The stun baton recharges by induction, re-gaining one charge per full hour of wireless-enabled time.
The concealment can be retracted with a simple action, if wireless enabled, it is a free action.
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Csjarrat

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Re: An academic who fell into the shadows
« Reply #1 on: (13:43:02/01-17-18) »
Looks OK as a fun character but doesn't really tick many shadow running roles outside of being a melee fighter. There's loads of tweaks you could make to get more oomph out of this chap if you're interested
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