Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 30 STR 20 15- Lift 1600 kg; 6d6 HTH Damage 21 DEX 22 13- 20 CON 10 13- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12-/14- 10 EGO 0 11- 18 PRE 8 13- PRE Attack: 3 ½d6 7 OCV 20 7 DCV 20 3 OMCV 0 3 DMCV 0 4 SPD 20 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 10 PD 8 Total: 10/13 PD (0/3 rPD) 8 ED 6 Total: 8/11 ED (0/3 rED) 10 REC 6 40 END 4 14 BODY 4 40 STUN 10 Total Characteristic Cost: 161 Movement: Running: 16m/32m Leaping: 12m/24m Swimming: 4m/8m Cost Powers & Skills 15 Built For Power: Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½) applied to STR 18 A Mere Feat Of Strength: +30 STR, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½); Only For Determining Casual STR (-1 ½) 3 Weapon Flourish: +10 PRE; Only To Intimidate And Impress (-1), Extra Time (Full Phase, -½), OIF (weapon of opportunity; -½) Notes: This is akin to Bruce Lee's nunchakau kata in "Enter The Dragon." 4 Strong Leaper: Leaping +8m (12m forward, 6m upward), END 1 4 Fleet Of Foot: Running +4m (16m total), END 1 15 Sizing Up The Competition: Detect Hand-To-Hand Proficiency 12-/14- (Sight Group), Discriminatory 4 Clade Ears: +2 PER with Hearing Group 3 Clade Ears: Ultrasonic Perception (Hearing Group) 5 Clade Physiology: LS (Immunity: All terrestrial diseases and biowarfare agents) Martial Arts: Polearm Fighting Maneuver OCV DCV Notes 4 Bind +1 +0 Bind, 40 STR 4 Block +2 +2 Block, Abort 5 Cleave +1 -2 Weapon +4 DC Strike 3 Cut +1 +0 Weapon +2 DC Strike 4 Disarm -1 +1 Disarm; 40 STR to Disarm roll 3 Legsweep +2 -1 Weapon +1 DC Strike, Target Falls 4 Shove +0 +0 45 STR to Shove 5 Thrust +1 +3 Weapon Strike 2 Weapon Element: Empty Hand, Polearms and Spears, Staffs Notes: Empty Hand for Bind, Block, Disarm Only Perks 5 XSWAT Officer: Fringe Benefit: Concealed Weapon Permit (where appropriate), Federal/National Police Powers 2 Hey! You're The Winter Fox!: Positive Reputation: well-known (former) Lace & Steel Fighter (Lace & Steel Fans) 11-, +2/+2d6 Talents 3 Perfect Coordination: Ambidexterity (no Off Hand penalty) 6 Missed!: Combat Luck (3 PD/3 ED) 3 Used To Death: Resistance (+3 to EGO Roll when dealing with death and corpses) 3 +1/+1d6 Striking Appearance (vs. all characters) Skills 20 Good With Sword Or Gun: +2 with All Attacks 10 My Speciality Was The Glaive: +2 with Polearm Fighting 4 "Finish Him!": +2 with Cleave 2 My New Home: AK: Angelus 11- 1 Where I Live: CK: Rho Sector 8- 5 Experienced Lace & Steel Fighter: Analyze: Style 13- 3 Kip-Up: Breakfall 13- 1 Submit All Forms In Triplicate: Bureaucratics 8- 1 Road Warrior In Training: Combat Driving 8- 2 The Ways Of The World: CuK: Angelus 11- 3 Look At Everything, Touch Nothing: Criminology 12- 10 One Of Me, Two Of Them: Defense Maneuver I-IV 1 Quickdraw: Fast Draw (specifically pistols) 8- 1 A More Wretched Hive Of Scum And Villainy...: KS: Angelus Criminal Underworld 8- 2 Cuff 'Em And Stuff 'Em: KS: Criminal Law And Procedure 11- 2 Understanding The Human Condition: KS: Eastern And Western Philosophy 11- 1 The Original Enemy Of XSWAT: KS: Entities 8- 5 Yes, I Was In The Big Leagues Once: KS: Lace & Steel History And Customs 14- 2 APD, XSWAT, And The Rest: KS: The Law Enforcement World 11- 2 A World Stranger Than I Can Imagine: KS: The Occult World 11- 4 Beiko Is Number One, And Mian Toris Is Number Two: KS: Who's Who In Lace & Steel 13- 1 Do I Have A Soul?: KS: World Religions 8- 1 The New Enemy Of XSWAT: KS: Yakuza 8- 0 Language: English (idiomatic; literate) 1 Language: Japanese (basic conversation) 2 My New Calling In Life: PS: XSWAT Officer 11- 0 What I Was Made For: PS: ex-Lace & Steel Fighter 11- 5 Charge!: Rapid Attack ; HTH Multiple Attacks Only (-1) 3 I've Seen The Seamier Side Of Angelus: Streetwise 13- 1 I Was Learning To Fight In Pairs: Teamwork 8- 3 TF: Common Motorized Ground Vehicles, Spinner (Aircar), Two-Wheeled Motorized Ground Vehicles 8 I Was Trained In All Forms Of Combat: WF: Common Martial Arts Melee Weapons, Common Melee Weapons, Small Arms, Maser Weapons, Staffs Total Powers & Skill Cost: 234 Total Cost: 395 400+ Matching Complications (75) 15 Distinctive Features: Clade (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 10 Distinctive Features: Style (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Large Group) 5 Distinctive Features: XSWAT Uniform (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 10 Hunted: XSWAT Infrequently (Mo Pow; NCI; Watching) 20 Hunted: Yakuza Infrequently (Mo Pow; NCI; Harshly Punish) 15 Psychological Complication: Methodical And Precise (i.e. very set in her daily routines) (Common; Strong) 15 Psychological Complication: Protective Of/Feels A Strong Sense Of Duty To Angelus And XSWAT (Common; Strong) 5 Negative Reputation: XSWAT Officer (a.k.a. not "normal," heavily involved with bizarre cases and monsters), 8- 5 Social Complication: Clade (Occasionally; Minor) 20 Social Complication: Subject To Orders (Very Frequently; Major) Total Complications Points: 75
Background/History: Chrysine is a Fox-class combat clade, built to participate in the Lace & Steel gladiatorial arena. She comes from a long line of such clades, and is one of many Argent-series models used in the various L&S leagues. A competent and skilled fighter, Chrysine never managed to break into the top ranks, mainly because her combat techniques, which while technically proficient, lacked the flair of more popular fighters. On the other hand, she was a consistent winner, and thus was kept in the active ranks for some time.
While initially a loyal and unquestioning clade (like many in Lace & Steel), Chrysine started to ponder her existence as she encountered other fighters and journeyed to new arenas and venues. She started to wonder about the world outside and yearned to see more of it. Conceiving a plan to escape, she realized it would take time, and one false start might doom her chances of ever getting out alive. So she started to concentrate on winning her matches as quickly and cleanly as possible. She left the crowd-pleasing acrobatic displays and pandering to the other fighters—her only desire was to win.
The chance to get away came when her next stop on the Lace & Steel circuit was Angelus. She was informed the Yakuza wanted her to throw a match. Chrysine tried to do as she was told, but years of battle-trained reflexes got the better of her, and she defeated her opponent instead. In return, the Yakuza killed her trainer, and tried to kill her. Panicking, Chrysine hurled her attacker into a wall, and ran, eventually ending up in Rho sector, where she was hidden by her fellow clades long enough to be granted Angelus citizenship.
Seeking to payback her benefactors, Chrysine joined XSWAT, seeing it as the best use of her arena-honed talents, as well as one of the few opportunities for a clade that didn’t strike her has demeaning or just another variant of her stint in Lace & Steel.
Personality/Motivation: Chrysine’s drive and determination has made her into a very methodical person. She is very precise and exacting on everything she does. She is also very set in her routines—meaning she follows the same pattern day in and day out unless events force her to do otherwise. Some of this is a holdover from her time in Lace & Steel, in which her daily routines were tightly controlled and she had little “free” time to call her own. This also makes her a very meticulous police officer who obeys the law almost exactly, fills out her paperwork promptly, and follows orders to the letter. Curiously, this same attention to detail has proven to be a benefit in some ways, as she’s quick to spot things that don’t fit the pattern, a useful trait with XSWAT.
Since gaining her freedom and joining XSWAT, Chrysine has become ardently protective of her adopted home. She feels a sense of duty to Angleus for sheltering her, and to XSWAT for offering her a position of responsibility. Thus, she will fight, and fight fiercely to protect them both, especially her fellow officers and other clades. In addition, Chrysine’s experiences have awoken a strong curiosity to learn more about her “fellow man.” She has taken to reading philosophical works on the nature of man and mankind, and often asks questions of theological nature of those officers with strong religious beliefs.
Quote: “If God made man in his image, and if man made me... does that make me just a pale imitation?”
Powers/Tactics: Trained to use spears and polearms in combat, Chrysine carries a tai-dao as an XSWAT officer. Unlike the weapons she usually used in Lace & Steel, this one has a steel blade honed razor sharp. She wears plate armor on her forearms and carries a 15mm Remington Earthshaker to go with her regulation maser.
In combat, Chrysine is known for her conservative fighting style. She tends to avoid flashy or dynamic maneuvers, usually seeing them as a waste of time (or a hazard to oneself), and concentrates on direct and (pardon the pun) to the point strikes. However, she also understands the value of a good show, and isn’t above using certain forms of practice kata to impress and unnerve foes, especially if they have her outnumbered. As an XSWAT officer she tends to concentrate on things like Bind, Disarm, Legsweep, and so on, understanding that her duty is to arrest—not kill—her foes. Of course, she also understands that not every arrest can be resolved so simply, and there are those are more than willing to kill to avoid capture, and against these types she won’t hold back..
Campaign Use: Chrysine has numerous “sisters,” some dead, some retired, some still active. A quick list includes: the White Fox, the Silver Fox, the Arctic Fox, and so on. Chrysine herself is probably not the original “Winter Fox” and may have several virtually identical twins out there, somewhere.
Appearance: Chrysine stands 6’2” with the athletic build typical of female combat-class Clades. Her straight white hair extends down past her shoulders in back and tends to fall into her face and eyes in front. As a fox-based Clade, she has the large ears and bushy tail common to all vulpine canids.
11 C-60 Variable Maser Pistol: Multipower, 40-point reserve, all slots Required Hands (one: -0); all slots OAF (-1), STR Minimum 8 (STR Min. Cannot Add/Subtract Damage; -¾), 12 Charges (-¼), Beam (-¼), Real Weapon (-¼) 1f 1) Basic Setting: RKA 1 ½d6; OAF (-1), STR Minimum 8 (STR Min. Cannot Add/Subtract Damage; -¾), Beam (-¼), Real Weapon (-¼), Required Hands (one; -0) 1f 2) Creature Setting: RKA 2 ½d6; Requires 2 Charges Per Use (-1 ¼), OAF (-1), STR Minimum 8 (STR Min. Cannot Add/Subtract Damage; -¾), Beam (-¼), Real Weapon (-¼), Required Hands (one; -0) 2 C-60 Variable Maser Gun Inherent Accuracy: +1 with OCV; OAF (-1), Real Weapon (-¼) plus +1 vs. Range Modifier; OAF (-1), Real Weapon (-¼) 10 Tai-Dao/Kwan-Do: Multipower, 37-point reserve, all slots OAF (-1), STR Minimum 15 (-¾), Required Hands (two; -½), Real Weapon (-¼) 1f 1) Blade: HKA 1 ½d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½); OAF (-1), STR Minimum 15 (-¾), Required Hands (two; -½), Real Weapon (-¼) 1f 2) Shaft: HA +4d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½); OAF (-1), STR Minimum 15 (-¾), Required Hands (two; -½), Hand-To-Hand Attack (-¼), Real Weapon (-¼) 2 Shaft: Reach +2m 11 Remington Earthshaker: RKA 3d6, +1 Increased STUN Multiplier (+¼); 3 Charges (-1 ¼), STR Minimum 17 (STR Min. Cannot Add/Subtract Damage; -1 ¼), OAF (-1), Beam (-¼), Real Weapon (-¼), Required Hands (one; -0),  26 XSWAT Stunstick: HA +2d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½); OAF (-1), Real Weapon (-¼), STR Minimum 8 (-¼), Hand-To-Hand Attack (-¼), Required Hands (one; -0) plus Blast 8d6, NND (defense is a non-human nervous system or insulated Resistant ED; +1); OAF (-1), STR Minimum 8 (STR Min. Cannot Add/Subtract Damage; -¾), No Range (-½), 12 Charges (-¼), Real Weapon (-¼), Required Hands (one; -0),  11 Restraints: Entangle 3d6, 6 PD/6 ED (standard effect: 3 BODY, 6 PD/6 ED), Takes No Damage From Attacks (+½); 1 Recoverable Charge (-1 ¼), Set Effect (Hands Only/Feet Only) (-1), Does Not Prevent The Use Of Accessible Foci (-1), No Range (-½), Must Follow Grab Or Target Must Be Willing (-½), Can Be Escaped Automatically With Modified Lockpicking Or Contortionist Roll (-½), IIF (-¼), [1 rc] 5 XSWAT Nanofiber Bodysuit Mark 2: Resistant Protection (3 PD/3 ED); Requires A Roll (12- roll; Hit Locations 7-16; -¼), IIF (-¼), Real Armor (-¼), No Mass (-0) 4 XSWAT Biosteel Armored Jacket: Resistant Protection (4 PD/4 ED); OIF (-½), Half Mass (-½), Requires A Roll (11- roll; Hit Locations 8-14; -½), Real Armor (-¼) 8 XSWAT Field Boots: Resistant Protection (5 PD/5 ED); Requires A Roll (9- roll; Hit Locations 15-18; -1), OIF (-½), Half Mass (-½), Real Armor (-¼) plus HA +1d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½); OIF (-½), Real Weapon (-¼), Hand-To-Hand Attack (-¼) 7 XSWAT Vambraces: Resistant Protection (5 PD/5 ED); Requires A Roll (8- roll; Hit Locations 6-7; -1 ¼), OIF (-½), Half Mass (-½), Real Armor (-¼) plus HA +1d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½); OIF (-½), Real Weapon (-¼), Hand-To-Hand Attack (-¼)
(Character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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