Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 8 STR -2 11- Lift 75.8 kg; 1 ½d6 HTH Damage  11 DEX 3 11- OCV: 4/DCV: 4 10 CON 0 11- 10 BODY 0 11- 14 INT 4 12- PER Roll 12- 12 EGO 4 11- ECV: 4 18 PRE 8 13- PRE Attack: 3 ½d6 16 COM 3 12- 4 PD 2 Total: 4 PD (0 rPD) 3 ED 1 Total: 3 ED (0 rED) 3 SPD 9 Phases: 4, 8, 12 4 REC 0 20 END 0 19 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 32 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Leaping: 2"/4" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 5 Ceremonial Cavalry Sabre: HKA 1d6; OAF (sword; -1), STR Minimum 8 (-½), Real Weapon (-¼), No Knockback (-¼) Perks 15 European Nobility: Contact (Contact has access to major institutions, Contact has significant Contacts of his own, Contact has very useful Skills or resources, Contact limited by identity), Organization Contact (x3) 11- 55 Russian Imperial Guard: Followers 37 Her Imperial Majesty The Empress and Autocrat of all the Russias: Fringe Benefit: Federal/National Police Powers, Improved Equipment Availability Military equipment, Leader of a major nation, Passport, Security Clearance 15 Money: Filthy Rich Skills 6 Animal Handler (Equines) 15- 5 Bureaucratics 14- 3 Conversation 13- 3 Deduction 12- 9 High Society 16- 2 KS: European Political World 11- 5 KS: Russian Politics 14- 1 Language: French (basic conversation) 0 Language: German (idiomatic; literate) (5 Active Points) 4 Language: Russian (completely fluent; literate) 3 Oratory 13- 3 Persuasion 13- 5 Riding 12- 5 Seduction 14- 3 Tactics 12- 1 WF: Blades, Clubs Total Powers & Skill Cost: 185 Total Cost: 217 75+ Disadvantages 15 Enraged: If Defied (Uncommon), go 14-, recover 14- 15 Hunted: Russian Nobles 14- (Less Pow; NCI; PC has a Public ID or is otherwise very easy to find; Watching) 0 Normal Characteristic Maxima 10 Psychological Limitation: Adventurous and Fun-loving (Common; Moderate) 10 Psychological Limitation: Egotistical (Common; Moderate) 15 Psychological Limitation: Loves Horses (Common; Strong) 77 Experience Points Total Disadvantage Points: 217
Background: Born as Sophia Augusta Frederica (German: Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst-Dornburg) in Stettin, Pomerania, Catherine's father Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst belonged to the ruling family of Anhalt, but held the rank of a Prussian general in his capacity as Governor of the city of Stettin. In accordance with the custom then prevailing in the ruling dynasties of Germany, she received her education chiefly from a French governess and from tutors.
Under her direct auspices the Russian Empire expanded, improved its administration, and continued to modernize along Western European lines. Catherine's rule re-vitalized Russia, which grew ever stronger and became recognized as one of the great powers of Europe. Her successes in complex foreign policy and her sometimes brutal reprisals in the wake of rebellion (most notably Pugachev's Rebellion) complemented her hectic private life.
Personality: Ever conscious of her legacy, Catherine longed for recognition as an enlightened sovereign. During her reign Catherine extended the borders of the Russian Empire southward and westward to absorb New Russia, Crimea, Right-Bank Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Courland at the expense, mainly, of two powers Ð the Ottoman Empire and the PolishÐLithuanian Commonwealth.
Quote: "Happiness and unhappiness are in the heart and spirit of each one of us: If you feel unhappy, then place yourself above that and act so that your happiness does not get to be dependent on anything."
Powers/Tactics: In 1775 Catherine decreed a Statute for the Administration of the Provinces of the Russian Empire. The Statute sought to efficiently govern Russia by increasing population and dividing the country into provinces and districts. By the end of her reign, there were fifty provinces, nearly 500 districts, more than double the government officials, and they were spending six times as much as previously on local government.
Learned to use the saber from her lover Count Alexei Orlov.
(Character sheet by Jon Burleson.)
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