Comments: The following is an example of a standard Class 2 Entity, one of the various enemies the players faced in Shadows Angelus 1. Entities vary widely in ability and cunning—this example creature is rather simple and basic on purpose. Certain specific Entities have far more personality—some have even developed specific skills, such as the ability to wield magic or bend space and time. Some Entities hunt their own kind in a bizarre form of cannibalism. It wouldn’t be hard to customize this sample Entity for your own campaign, should you choose to use it—simply add some skills and Disadvantages to simulate the kind of Entity you wish to portray.
Val Char Cost Roll Notes 40 STR 30 17- Lift 6400 kg; 8d6 HTH damage  18 DEX 24 13- OCV: 6/DCV: 6 40 CON 60 17- 20 BODY 20 13- 10 INT 0 11- PER Roll 11- 20 EGO 20 13- ECV: 7 30 PRE 20 15- PRE Attack: 6d6 -10 COM 0 7- 10 PD 2 Total: 10/20 PD (0/10 rPD) 10 ED 2 Total: 10/17 ED (0/7 rED) 4 SPD 12 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 16 REC 0 80 END 0 60 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 190 Movement: Running: 12"/12" Leaping: 8"/16" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 65 Eldritch Blast: Energy Blast 13d6, Double Knockback (+3/4); Increased Endurance Cost (x2 END; -1/2), Beam (-1/4), END 22 45 Rending Claws: HKA 2d6 (4d6 w/STR), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) 77 Entity Sickness: Change Environment 32" radius, Personal Immunity (+1/4), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Persistent (+1/2) plus Drain BODY 0 1/2d6 (standard effect: 1 point), Personal Immunity (+1/4), Uncontrolled (+1/2), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Persistent (+1/2), Continuous (+1), Area Of Effect (64" Radius; +2 1/4) (30 Active Points); Only Versus Living Things (-1), Does Not Work If Subject Succeeds At A BODY Roll (-1) 26 Toughened Hide: Armor (10 PD/7 ED) 40 Not Of This Earth: Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 75%; STUN Only (-1/2) 6 Inhumanly Quick: Running +6" (12" total); Only to Make Half Moves (-1), END 1 45 Shadow Shift I: Teleportation 20", Position Shift, END 4 40 Shadow Shift II: Desolidification , END 4 26 Sense Life: Detect Life 12- (Unusual Group), Discriminatory, Analyze, Sense, Targeting 5 Unnatural Body: Extra Limbs (multiple) 35 Not Of This Earth II: Life Support (Immunity All terrestrial diseases and biowarfare agents; Immunity: All terrestrial poisons and chemical warfare agents; Longevity: Immortal; Self-Contained Breathing) 10 Malleable Form: Shape Shift (Touch Group, four (max) shapes), END 1 15 Malleable Form II: Stretching 3", END 1 Talents 3 Ambidexterity (-2 Off Hand penalty) Skills 16 +2 with All Combat 3 Concealment 11- 3 Contortionist 13- 3 Shadowing 11- 3 Stealth 13- 3 Tracking 11- Total Powers & Skills Cost: 469 Total Cost: 669 200+ Disadvantages 15 Distinctive Features: Aura of Evil (Not Concealable; Extreme Reaction; Detectable Only By Unusual Senses) 25 Distinctive Features: Horrific Appearance (Not Concealable; Extreme Reaction; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 20 Hunted: Order of Enoch/Enochians 14- (Less Pow, PC has a Public ID or is otherwise very easy to find, Harshly Punish) 20 Hunted: XSWAT 14- (Less Pow, NCI, Limited Geographical Area, PC has a Public ID or is otherwise very easy to find, Harshly Punish) 25 Physical Limitation: Completely Inhuman Physiology (All the Time, Fully Impairing) 25 Psychological Limitation: Hates All Living Things (Very Common, Total) 20 Social Limitation: Inhuman Monsters Don't Socialize (Very Frequently, Severe, Not Limiting In Some Cultures) 10 Vulnerability: 2 x BODY Holy Weapons (Uncommon) 283 Experience Points Total Disadvantage Points: 669
Background/History: The Entities have little known about their history. What is known is that these creatures come from a place known only as the Black World. There, they serve a despotic ruler known as the King of Shadows. Not all Entities are wholly corrupted—there are a few who have interests in things other than devouring humans and torturing Earth’s reality to resemble their own hellish homeworld—but the vast majority of these creatures lives for nothing but destruction and ravenous gluttony.
Prior to the Van Goren Incident, Entities could only arrive on Earth via summoning—certain sorcerous rituals could bring these loathsome creatures across, usually to serve the summoner as a slave. Once a rift was opened onto Earth, the Entities came through in great numbers, and some still remain even after the Ordinus Seal was put into place.
Quote: (Wordless roar, a spine-chilling combination of the sound of a raging lion and the bellow of a bull elephant)
Powers/Tactics: Entities have a range of powers and abilities based on their individual classification. Class 2 Entities such as the one detailed here are powerful enough to lay waste to city blocks and generally require an entire XSWAT squad to destroy. Entities are uniformly difficult to harm with normal weaponry—energy-based attacks seem to have far greater effectiveness, and above all holy weapons will deal them grievous wounds. With effort, Entities can briefly transform into formless wraiths of black, tattered shadow, slipping through solid objects or disappearing only to pop out somewhere else. Entities are pack hunters by nature, patiently tracking prey until the time is right to leap out of ambush. Entities generally prefer to slay with their claws, but they can marshal eldritch energies into blasts of staggering power.
Appearance: Entities vary in appearance—they generally have uniform black, oily skin and a single baleful crimson eye. Spikes and claws form upon their twisted, unnatural limbs, and tentacles extrude from their hideous bodies seemingly at will.
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