Crótalo (Vernulian Black Market Banker)

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Crótalo (Vernulian Black Market Banker)

Post by Venatus Vinco » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:57 am

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Crótalo
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Vernulian Race
  • Considered evil demons in Mexico and Southern US - Bad Reputation (-1)
  • Salamander head, snake body, four arms - Distinctive D-Bee (-2)
  • Long Snake Bodies - Non-Standard Physiology (-1)
  • Natural Swimmers - Aquatic (1)
  • Major Psionics - AB Psionics (2)
  • Four Tentacles - Additional Action (3)
Iconic Framework: MARS Rogue Scholar
  • +5 skill points.
  • Any two Knowledge skills at d8 and the Scholar Edge.
  • Investigation d8, Streetwise d8, and the Investigator Edge.
  • Starting gear: Huntsman Lightweight Personal Armor, Wilk’s 320 Laser Pistol, NG-S2 Survival Pack
5d8*100 = 1500: 3, 4, 3, 3, 2 credits.

FG
  • 1d12 = 12: 12 - Agile & Dexterous (+1 Agility, Quick)
    1d12 = 12: 12 - Smart & Learned (+1 Smarts, 3 Smarts skills at d6)
    1d12 = 1: 1 - A Mighty Weapon (Draining Blade)
HJ
  • 1d20 = 6: 6 - Underworld & Black Ops: I Know a Guy Edge, +2 on all Connections rolls to contact and gain assistance.
    1d20 = 3: 3 - Experience & Wisdom: Strong Willed
    1d20 = 3: 3 - Training: +5 Skill Points to Fighting, Shooting, or Throwing
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Re: Crótalo (Vernulian Black Market Banker)

Post by Venatus Vinco » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:54 am

Crótalo
Rank: Seasoned Experience: 25 Advances Left: 0
Race: Vernulian
Iconic Framework: MARS - Rogue Scholar
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d12, Spirit d10, Strength d6, Vigor d8
Charisma: -2 (-6 with CS); Pace: 6; Parry: 5; Toughness: 6; Strain: 0

Skills:
  • Streetwise d10 (1)
  • Investigation d8
  • Knowledge (Politics) d8
  • Knowledge (Accounting) d8
  • Notice d10 (2)
  • Gambling d6
  • Taunt d10 (2)
  • Fighting d6
  • Shooting d6
  • Throwing d4
  • Psionics d12 (4)
  • Persuasion d6 (2)
  • Intimidation d8 (2)
  • Driving d6 (2)
Hindrances
  • Greedy (Major): Is miserable in this unexpected exile and wants to reclaims his lost riches, power, and prestige (this is presently his key psychological motivation in life)
  • Delusions (Minor): Paranoia (Security). Fearful of losing everything (again) takes extreme measures to protect wealth and self from unforeseen circumstances.
  • Vengeful (Minor): Never lets anyone off the hook for a debt.
Edges
  • Scholar: +2 K/Politics and K/Accounting
  • Investigator: +2 Investigation, Streetwise
  • Arcane Background (Psionics): 10 ISP, 3 powers
  • Major Psionics: Double base ISP and use ISP to increase Psionics Rolls or range of powers
  • Strong Willed: +2 Intimidation and Taunt, +2 to resist Test of Wills
  • Connections (Black Market): Call on connections once per session
  • Connections (Ravenshome Thieves Guild): Call on connections once per session
  • I Know a Guy: Call on connections from anywhere once per session
  • Scrounger: Can make a Streetwise check, once per session to obtain goods.
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Re: Crótalo (Vernulian Black Market Banker)

Post by Venatus Vinco » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:54 am

Powers

Powers: telepathy, telekinesis, mind reading
I.S.P.: 20
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Re: Crótalo (Vernulian Black Market Banker)

Post by Venatus Vinco » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:55 am

Background

Theo, a young up and comer, weaves his way through the crowded bar. The banker was at the back. Nervously he pulls back the curtain to a private booth. It takes him a second to shake off the shock. At the table behind the curtain a giant alien snake looks at him with uninterested, but creepy, eyes. Four tentacles are all in motion at once. Two are draped over a pair of scantily clad reptilian d-bees, while one holds an over sized chalice full of some foul smelling drink, and the fourth has a live rat by the tail. Opening his mouth the snake-man drops in the rat.

The snake looks up, smiling as the still squirming rat goes down his gullet. Finally, the snake speaks with a hint of a Spanish accent.

"So you need a loan?" As he speaks a black card mysteriously floats up off the table.

"The boss says the vig is thirty percent. But I can give you twenty five if you cut me in for twenty on your job."

Unable to hide his reaction Theo flounders for words and nods begrudgingly. The boss told him twenty percent and no cut, but he doesn't dare challenge the numbers. He needs this money to make his first big score. The snake has him by the short hairs.

With a hiss the snake floats the card into Theo's hand.

"Remember, thirty days to pay. Or my next meal will be a city rat."

Gulping, Theo nods, grabs the card, and scurries away. The quicker he finishes this job the better.

As the curtain closes the snake starts talking. More to himself than the girls.

"Reduced to extorting the manure from the cattle. How I have fallen."

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On the Vernulian home world the elite enjoy decadent lifestyles while the poor are kept in line by the iron might of the military. Crótalo was one of those elite. A successful business man trading in exotic metals from off world locales. He enjoyed the finest of things and the circles of power.

However, one bad move brought it all crashing down. Leveraged to the hilt on a deal to bring a newly discovered material to the military, Crótalo stood to triple his fortunes in one grand stroke. Instead, a band of dimensional raiders made off with his whole shipment, leaving Crótalo with no payday and a huge debt.

Humiliated, Crótalo sold all his possessions to cover his debts and was shunned from high society. Friendless and broke, Crótalo cobbled together what little he had left and smuggled his way off world to a new dimension.

The Vernulian refugees in Mexico were a pitiful bunch of mammal lovers. Staying with them only long enough to fleece them of some wealth Crótalo made his way north hooking up with the Black Market Bandito Arms faction in New Mexico before finally being given a chance to work with his own crew out of MercTown.
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Re: Crótalo (Vernulian Black Market Banker)

Post by Venatus Vinco » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:56 am

Advances
  • Initial Advances: (From Hindrances): +1 Smarts, +1 Spirit
  • Novice 1 Advance: Scrounger
  • Novice 2 Advance: +1 Vigor
  • Novice 3 Advance: +1 Psionics, +1 Intimidation
  • Seasoned 1 Advance: Major Psionics
  • Seasoned 2 Advance: +1 Spirit
  • Seasoned 3 Advance:
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