Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 9 STR -1 11- Lift 87.1kg; 1 ½d6 HTH Damage  14 DEX 8 12- 9 CON -1 11- 10 INT 0 11- PER Roll 11-/13- 10 EGO 0 11- 10 PRE 0 11- PRE Attack: 2d6 3 OCV 0 3 DCV 0 3 OMCV 0 3 DMCV 0 2 SPD 0 Phases: 6, 12 2 PD 0 Total: 2 PD (0 rPD) 2 ED 0 Total: 2 ED (0 rED) 4 REC 0 20 END 0 10 BODY 0 20 STUN 0 Total Characteristic Cost: 6 Movement: Running: 12m/24m Flight: 12m/48m Leaping: 4m/8m Swimming: 4m/8m Cost Powers 3 High Endurance: Reduced Endurance (½ END; +¼) for up to 12 Active Points of Running 4 Keen-Sighted: +2 PER with Sight Group 3 Keen-Sighted: +2 versus Range Modifier for Sight Group 7 Vestigial Wings: Flight 12m, x4 Noncombat; Gliding (-1), Restrainable (-½) Total Powers & Skill Cost: 17 Total Cost: 23 175+ Matching Complications 5 Distinctive Features: Aeriad (Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses; Not Distinctive In Some Cultures) 15 Vulnerability: 1 ½ x BODY from physical Killing Attacks (Very Common) Total Complications Points: 23
Background/History: The Aeriad claim descent from a race of avians who fled from a far-distant land following The Great Disaster, eventually landing in Talislanta. Formerly a race of sky-roving hunters and gatherers, the Aeriad were forced to abandon their traditional way of life when their traditional homeland was annexed by the forces of the old Phaedran regime. They settled in the forests of Vardune and built a number of small settlements along the eastern banks of the Axis River.
The Aeriad race is in the process of devolving from an avian to a ground-dwelling species. Their vestigial wings, once used for flying, have atrophied from disuse. For the majority of Aeriad, these appendages are now more decorative than functional, though they can still be used for gliding short distances. The Aeriad attribute the process of devolution to the after-effects of The Great Disaster, and believe that the problem is irreversible.
Personality/Motivation: Though they are of the same species, Blue and Green Aeriad have different outlooks on life. Blue Aeriad identify more closely with their avian ancestors. To these folk, their species’ gradual transmutation is a form of “devolution,” indicative of the decline of a once-great people. Blue Aeriad yearn to recapture the glory of the past, when their ancestors flew free on the winds. To this end, Blues sometimes seek the companionship of Gryphs, an avian species to whom Aeriad are closely related. Some Blues have even been known to mate with Gryphs in an attempt to reinvigorate their line, or at least retard its further devolution.
Appearance: Blue Aeriad are the taller and somewhat more aggressive species. They are slender and frail in stature, and have skin that glistens with a metallic sheen. A crested cox-comb of feathers adds to the distinctive appearance of folk. By contrast, their manner of dress is simple and austere, typically featuring a short tunic, a loin cloth, and a cape of plain viridian linen.
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