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Name: Large Gord
Age: 26
Skin Color: White
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Hazel
Height: 6'4
Weight: 200 lb.

Background
Gord grew up a shepherd's brat in Thaemor, from conservative, stolid parents who kept their place. Gord, just as he grew into his nickname, became immensely tough, straightforward and honest mouthed. Which made him increasingly uncomfortable at remaining home, especially because he felt obliged to call things by their right names - and the King as a lunatic.

Of course, in a country where people referred to handle their business quietly about it, this was not a good thing. Eventually, Gord took a job 'guarding' a local trader's caravan out of the nation. It was the subtle way of being sent away before he got into trouble. Since then, Gord has worked for many employers, getting the job done, working and playing hard.

Inborn Traits: Gord carries a genetic legacy of physical enhancements - descended from an ancient strain of humanity upgraded to 'the peak of perfection.'

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A Tough Glaive Who Performs Feats of Strength

Tier: 2

Pools
Might: 16
Speed: 12
Intellect: 10

Armor: 4 [1 Resilient + 3 Worn]

Edges
Might: 2
Speed: 2
Intellect: 0

Effort: 2

Special Abilities
Combat Prowess: You add +1 damage to melee attacks. [Enabler]
Cypher Use: You can bear two cyphers at a time.
Healthy: Add 1 to the points you regain when you make a recovery roll.
Practiced in Armor: You can wear armor for long periods of time without tiring and can compensate for slowed reactions from wearing armor. You reduce the Speed Effort cost for wearing armor by 2. [Enabler]
Weapons: You can use any weapon without penalty. [Enabler]

Skills
- Carrying [Trained]
- Climbing [Trained]
- Jumping [Trained]
- Smashing [Trained]
- Swimming [Trained]

Attack Skills
- Heavy Bashing Attacks [Trained]

Defense Skills
- Might Defense [Trained]

Inabilities
- Crafting Numenera
- Salvaging Numenera
- Understanding Numenera

Starting Equipment
Clothing, Explorer's Pack, Knife (Light Weapon), Mace (Medium Weapon), Maul (Heavy Weapon), Metalweave Vest (Medium Armor), Major Glowglobe, First Aid Kit, Large Synth Bag, Compass, Binoculars, 5 shins

Cyphers & Oddities

Instant Shelter
Level: 5
Usable: Handheld device
Effect: With the addition of water and air, the small device expands into a simple one-room structure with a door and a transparent window. The structure is 10 feet by 10 feet by 20 feet (3 m by 3 m by 6.1 m). It is made from a form of shapestone and is permanent and immobile once created.

Lightning Wall Projector
Level: 3
Usable: Complex device
Effect: Creates a wall of electric bolts up to 30 feet by 30 feet by 1 foot (9.1 m by 9.1 m by 0.3 m) that inflicts damage equal to the cypher level on anything that passes through it. The wall conforms to the space available. It lasts for ten minutes.

SYNTH ROD 
Changes color based on who’s holding it (always the same color for the same people) (Dull red when Gord holds it)

Fighting Moves
Bash (1 Might point): This is a pummeling melee attack. Your attack inflicts 1 less point of damage than normal, but dazes your target for one round, during which time the difficulty of all tasks it performs is modified by one step to its detriment. [Action]
Muscles of Iron (2 Might points): For the next ten minutes, all Might-based actions other than attack rolls that you attempt have their difficulty reduced by one step. [Enabler]
Mighty Blow (2 Might points): You strike two foes with a single blow. Make separate attack rolls for each foe, but both attacks count as a single action in a single round. You remain limited by the amount of Effort you can apply on one action. Anything that modifies your attack or damage applies to both of these attacks. [Action]

Performs Feats of Strength
Tier 1: [Athlete and Strong bonuses included in stats above].
Tier 2: Feat of Strength (1 Might point). The difficulty of any task that depends on brute force—such as smashing down a barred door, tearing open a locked container, lifting or moving a heavy object, or striking someone with a melee weapon—is decreased by one step. [Enabler]

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XP Log

Balance: 1 XP

Tier 1
Special Benefit: Reduced Cost for Wearing Armor x1 - 4
Extra Effort +1 - 4
4 Stat Pool Points - 4
Speed Edge +1 - 4

 

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A Graceful Jack Who Explores Dark Places


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Personal Information

Name: Firanis Phlux
Series: Into The Strange
Home Region: Broley, The Beyond
Occupation: Explorer and Numenera Hunter

Physical Traits
Race: Genetically Modified/Mutant Human
Gender: Female
Age: 25
Apparent Age: 16-17
Height: 6'5''
Weight: 171 lbs
Eyes: Vivid Amethyst with a thin inner ring of Gold
Hair: Magenta
Handedness: Left

Appearance: Due to exploring strange and weird ruins in the Beyond and further and being exposed to various substances, radiations and energy, and a variety of numenera, Firanis' appearance has changed many times over the last decade. She has been male, female, mutant and not always human or biological. She has been exposed to Ever Changing Mists, suffered the side-effects of a charlatan's Rejuvenator device, and been affected by two Mystery Boxes (she just can't resist pushing the red button).

Firanis' last major transformation happened about half a year ago when she found what she believed was the Fountain of nahiÓge high up in a cave in the Black Raige. Stepping into the circular field of rippling, prismatic light that fell from the ceiling of the rough-hewn chamber, Firanis found her body completely restructured. She lost her bulky, lumbering, spikey-scaled form she had been wearing for almost two years and now wears one much more to her liking.

Once more female, she was petite, no more than five feet tall with the svelte, sleekly toned - if still curvaceous - figure of a professional dancer. She has delicate, pointed ears, very fine, sculpted, yet mobile facial features, large, entrancing eyes of glittering amethyst with a thin inner ring of gold, and straight, pearly teeth with slightly pronounced upper and lower canines. She has a smooth and silky ivory complexion and keeps her magenta hair shorn short. She appears to be an extremely beautiful girl-woman in mid-adolescence, perhaps sixteen or seventeen, as though she has worn half a dozen Beauty Mask cyphers.

Unknown or visitant writing or numerals marks her left cheek. In fact, other than hair style and colour, the colour of her eyes, and the marking on her check, Firanis later realized she had the exact same appearance as the nine other young women in a tiny village in the foothills of the the Black Raige Mountains, the ones who had given her the lead on finding the Fountain of nahiÓge.

Unfortunately, later testing proved she wasn't actually eternally young, nor had her lifespan been extended to any notable degree, the transformation had been superficial only. At least she had a possible means of ridding herself of future harmful or disgusting mutations or physical alterations. About two months ago, Firanis took a defective Growth Serum, causing her to grow more than a foot taller - a very painful process where she grew half an inch an hour for a full day - mostly in the length of her limbs, granting her a set of unusual, fantastically long, shapely, and toned legs she is particularly proud of.

Thanks to long training with Camilia and the Cosmicologists and innate ability, Firanis moves with a remarkably fluid and precise grace. She prefers snug clothing and armor for ease of movement, preferably of muted and/or dark colours.

Personality: Firanis is insatiably curious and struck by an intense streak of wanderlust. Very interested in numenera, Firanis is very driven to find some means of eternal youth or extending her lifespan indefinitely - without resorting to turning herself into an automaton or disembodied intelligence - so she can explore and experience everything life has to offer. She's also fond of fishing.

Vivacious and spritely, always moving, she wears her emotions clearly on her face, making it hard for her to lie, but is quite stubborn and self-reliant, rendering her reluctant to offer or accept help whenever possible. Chafes at any sort of confinement, she is also a Cosmicologist, finding a connection with The Ninth World through flowing movement.

Background (A Cobbled Jumble): Firanis was born and raised in the small Aldeia of Broley, in the foothills of the Black Raige and bordered by the Ba-Adenu forest, at the headwaters of the Welbyway. Her mother, Holeona Phlux, was the local Aeon Priest and a powerful Nano, who developed living Greenwood, which most of buildings in Broley were made of.

Firanis never knew who her father was, though many rumours surrounded his identity, from being a mysterious traveler from a prior Age, to actually being another woman, to Firanis not actually having a father at all and was fashioned by Holeona herself. When Firanis was old enough to ask about her father, Holeona always sidestepped the question with an enigmatic twist of her lips.

Holeona tried to train her child to follow her steps as an Aeon Priest and Nano, but though she had a deep interest in the Numenera, Firanis was never quite able to learn the Scan esotery, despite how much she wanted to learn it, to be able to see more of the world than what most could. Further, she chafed at the pure academic study, always wanting to move and learn about the world and numenera through exploration. Recognizing her child's interests and predilections, Holeona prevailed upon her good friend Camila Beyett to teach and train Firanis the physical arts of the Cosmicologists. Firanis found much of the philosophy to her liking.

Firanis spent most of her youth helping her mother with the numenera, climbing the hills and trees surrounding her village, testing the bounds of how far she could explore on her own, dancing and seeking unity with the self and the world around her with Camila and the Cosmicologists, and fishing in the Welbyway. If her childhood wasn't exactly ideal - little was certain in the Ninth World and even less so in the Beyond - it was for the most part pleasant and enjoyable.

Her youth ended when she was fourteen, with news the Dark Fathom Entropy Zero was rampaging South along the Black Raige Mountains and was heading straight for Broley. Many wanted to abandon the village, but most didn't want to lose all they had built in the Beyond. Holeona herself went to confront the Dark Fathom, at first to make a deal to ask it to go elsewhere, but when it proved unwilling, she challenged it directly.

About a third of the village was destroyed and Holeona lost her life, but the threat of Entropy Zero was ended, permanently, for Broley and the rest of the Ninth World. Firanis grieved the lost of her mother and took much comfort in Camila's obvious caring, but with her major tie to Broley ended, the rest of the Ninth World beckoned. Firanis helped rebuild, but less than a year later, she was on the road, traveling with a caravan through the Garl Nave pass through the Black Raige.

A decade later, Firanis is still thrilled with discovering the Weird, the Wonders, and even the Horrors of the Ninth World. There is so much to see and experience, a hundred lifetimes to merely scratch the surface. Well aware of that, Firanis is driven to find some means of eternal youth, so she has the time to explore and experience all the Ninth World (and beyond) has to offer. With her Cosmicologist leanings, Firanis would prefer some means that wouldn't require her to become an disembodied intelligence or automaton, as flesh and blood and flowing movement are a big part of experiencing life for her and finding a sense of Unity with the world at large.

Most of Firanis explorations have taken her up and down the Black Raige Mountains and the neighboring areas, mostly on the Beyond side, though she has made forays into the Pytharon Empire and Navarene. In the Beyond, she has traveled from Seshar in the South to the Caecilian Jungle in the North. She has visited the Beanstalk and dreams of ascending it, and would love to study at the universities of Hayrest or find the way into the University of Doors, as well as someday travel beyond the Clock of Kala to see what she could learn about numenera and extended life with the Augurs, but she hasn't gone that way yet.

She returns to Broley at sporadic intervals, often having to reintroduce herself to Camila since through luck - good or bad - her appearance has often changed, sometimes drastically, but rarely stays for longer than a week. There is just too much to see, more numenera to be found and tinkered with. Though self-reliant almost to a fault and relatively solitary, Firanis can rarely pass a community in need, if she thinks she can do something to help them that isn't clearly suicidal, thanks to the example set by her mother.

Connections
Camila Beyett - Cosmicologist leader and mother's friend, gave Firanis her mother's artifact, the Time-Maker.

Character Sheet

Spoiler

Mutations
Beneficial
Flawless Beauty (reskin of Suggestive Voice - Growth Serum) - Your beauty is so perfectly sculpted and symmetrical that it is an asset in all interaction tasks.
Cosmetic
Magenta Hair (Inherent)
Purple Eyes (Inherent)
Pointed Ears (Fountain of nahiÓge)
Distinctive:
Extra Long Legs (Growth Serum) - Your legs are extra long. You have a long stride, and this mutation is an asset for all running, climbing, jumping, and balancing tasks. Also roll on the beneficial mutations table. Enabler.

Tier: 2

Might Pool [Edge]: 13 [1]
Speed Pool [Edge]: 16 [2]
Intellect Pool [Edge]: 13 [1]

Effort: 2

Jack Powers, Abilities, and Skills
Cypher Use: 2
Jack of All Trades: You have an Edge of 1 for one stat of your choice: Might, Speed, or Intellect. You have an Edge of 0 for the other two stats - Intellect Edge 1.
Weapons: You can use light and medium weapons without penalty. You have an inability with heavy weapons; your attacks with heavy weapons are hindered.
Skills (Tier 1): Choose one skill (other than attacks or defense) in which you aren’t already trained. You are trained in this skill - Understanding Numenera.
Wright Skills (Replaces Flex Skill): You are trained in crafting numenera. In addition, you are trained in a crafting skill in which you are not already trained. Choose one of the following: salvaging numenera, understanding numenera, engineering, woodcrafting, armoring, weaponsmithing, or another crafting skill of your choice - Crafting Numenera, Salvaging Numenera. Enabler.
Skills (Tier 2): You are trained in one task of your choosing (other than attacks or defense). If you choose a task you’re already trained in, you become specialized in that task. You can’t choose a task you’re already specialized in  - Stealth.

Tricks of the Trade
Decipher (1 Intellect point): If you spend one minute examining a piece of writing or code in a language you do not understand, you can make an Intellect roll of difficulty 3 (or higher, based on the complexity of the language or code). On a success, you get the gist of what the writing says. Action to initiate.
Extra Edge: You have a Might Edge of 1 and a Speed Edge of 1.
Fleet of Foot (1+ Speed points): You can move a short distance as part of another action. You can move a long distance as your entire action for a turn. If you apply a level of Effort to this ability, you can move a long distance and make an attack as your entire action for a turn, but the attack is hindered. Enabler.
Sabotage: You are particularly good at bypassing locks and dismantling devices. You are trained in lockpicking, salvaging numenera, and any task that involves  sabotaging an object. Enabler
Skilled With Defense: Speed Defense
Trained in Armor: You can wear armor for long periods of time without tiring and can compensate for slowed reactions from wearing armor. You can wear any kind of armor. You reduce the Speed Effort cost for wearing armor by 1. Enabler.

Graceful Descriptor Powers, Abilites, and Skills
Agile: +2 to your Speed Pool.
Skill: You’re trained in all tasks involving balance and movement (including climbing, jumping, running, and swimming).
Skill: You’re trained in all tasks involving physical performing arts.
Skill: You’re trained in all Speed defense tasks.
Wears Her Heart on Her Sleeve: You have an inability with Deception

Explores Dark Places Powers, Abilities, and Skills
Tier 1- Superb Explorer: You are trained in searching, listening, climbing, balancing, and jumping tasks. Enabler.
Tier 2 - Superb Infiltrator: You are trained in lockpicking and tinkering with devices in an effort to make them work, or at least work for you. Enabler.
Eyes Adjusted: You can see in extremely dim light as though it were bright light. You can see in total darkness as if it were extremely dim. Enabler.

Skills
Lockpicking [Spec.]
Tinkering/Sabotaging with Devices [Spec.]

Movement
-Balance [Spec.]
-Climbing [Spec.]
-Jumping [Spec.]
-Running
-Swimming

Numenera
-Crafting Numenera [Spec.]
-Salvaging Numenera [Spec.]
-Understanding Numenera

Perception
-Listening
-Searching

Physical Performing Arts

Stealth

Survival

Attack Skills

Defense Skills
-Speed Defense [Spec.]

Inabilities
Deception
Self-Reliant (It takes two people to use the Helping Action on Firanis to have any benefit and when using the Helping or Complementary Actions herself, Firanis at most provides a +1 bonus to the roll)

Languages
Truth, Shin-speak, Raigese (Language spoken by many in the Southern Black Raige region and bordering areas)

Shins: 2

Gear
Explorer's Pack
-150 feet of rope
- Minor Glowglobe x3
- Major Glowglobe
- Days Rations x7

Bag of Light Tools
Bag of Heavy Tools
Healing Kit
Grappling Hook
Backpack
Bedroll
Polarized/Telescopic goggles

Weapons
Machete (Melee Medium Weapon: 4 Damage)
Bolt-caster: Crank Crossbow (Ranged Medium Weapon: 4 Damage, Long-range)
-12 medium bolts
Whip (Melee Light Weapon: 2 Damage, -1 difficulty to attack)
Knife (Melee Light Weapon: 2 Damage, -1 difficulty to attack)
Razor Ring (Ranged Light Weapon: 2 Damage, -1 Difficulty to attack, Short-range)

Armor
Micromesh Bodysuit (Light Armor: +2 Armor)
Greenwood Buckler

Cyphers/Artifacts/Oddities

Disintegration Beam - short, metallic rod, dull colour

Detonation (Singularity)
Level: 10
Usable: ceramic sphere (thrown, short range)
Effect: Explodes and creates a momentary singularity that tears at the fabric of the universe. Inflicts 20 points of damage to all within short range, drawing them (or their remains) together to immediate range (if possible). Player characters in the radius move one step down the damage track if they fail a Mightdefense roll.

Artifacts

The Time-Maker: A small, filigreed pocket watch worn as a pendant. (+1 action/level of effort [Might or Speed] applied. Enabler)

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Oddities

- A large cube about four inches by four inches. The cube is transparent with a swirling galaxy inside of it. Along the edge of the cube are several little bumps. Pressing the bumps will cause the galaxy to zoom in or out. It can zoom out to show infinite gaxaies or in to show the solar system and all the way in to show earth and where you are (at its highest in zoom it will show a 3d image of you holding the cube). You may or may not understand what it is showing you beyond your self.


XP Log

Spoiler

XP Earned
Background + Solo Thread: +11xp
World Out of Time: +5xp
Intrusion: +1xp

XP Spent
+1 Speed Edge: -4xp
+4 to Pools: -4xp
+1 Effort: -4xp
Skill - Crafting Numenera: -4xp

Balance: 1xp
Total: 17xp

 

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Sigil
A Mechanical Nano who Wields Power with Precision
Tier 2: 17xp

Might Pool: 10
Edge: 0

Speed Pool: 15
Edge: 0

Intellect Pool: 20
Edge: 2

Effort: 2
Cypher Use: 3
Armor: 1

Esoteries
Ward
Hedge Magic (1 int)
Resonance Field (1 int)
Scan (2 int)
Onslaught: Physical (1 int, short range)
Cutting Light (2 int, immediate range)
Hover (2 int)

Abilities
Sense Numenera

Training
- Esoteries
- Perception

Specialized
- Understanding Numenera

Equipment
0 Shin
Dart Thrower, 2 dmg, long range
- 12 darts
Clothing
Book - Numenera
4 torches
Large synth bag

Cyphers
Spatial Warp (increases ranged numenera range to 1 mile) L10
Retaliation Nodule (attacks on wearer inflict 1 dmg on attacker for 28 hours) L5
Banishing Nodule (melee weapon attack teleports target; its defenses hindered) L4

Connection: People my character has never seen before sometimes recognize me and claim to have met me. I don't know why. Their
description of my actions ranges from glowing praise to bitter recriminations. I cannot remember having done any of it though.

Description:
Sigil is a relatively small, slight young woman with pale skin, white hair and large yellow eyes. She carries relatively little in the way of equipment, and dresses in a hodgepodge of styles and garments that appears selected piece by piece and largely at random.

Personality:
She is quiet, unobtrusive, and often seems uninterested in what's going on around her, though this apparent lack of interest doesn't translate into lack of awareness. Not given to extended conversations, Sigil tends to answer direct questions as briefly as is necessary to give a full answer, and rarely bothers with return questions or additional context unless prompted. The exception is when the subject is numenera, of which she has a deep and abiding interest in. A new, unfamiliar piece of numenera will often earn random strangers a barrage of questions about its function, origin, side effects, and other far stranger questions.


Advances:
Tier 1

+1 Str, +3 Spd pools
+1 Int Edge
+1 Effort
Training: Perception

Type Traits: Nano
Trained in Understanding Numenera

Descriptor traits
Mystical/Mechanical
+2 Intellect pool
Trained in all numenera-understanding actions/tasks
Sense Numenera (1 min)
Hedge Magic esotery
Unnerving (charm/persuasion/deception hindered)

Focus Traits
Wields Power with Precision
Tier 1
- +5 Intellect Pool
Tier 2
Trained in all esoteries

 

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