Features: Pale white markings like the geometric crop circles of old.
High, fine cheekbones, a pointed chin, almond shaped eyes.
Allegiance: Eldritch Society
Language 4 (English)
Language: 2 (Nazadi)
Performance 3 (Dance +2: Muse)
Regional Knowledge 2
Stealth 3 (Silent Movement +2, Specialty)
Armed Fighting 0
(2) Acute Sense of Hearing +2
(3) Alluring +2
(1) Muse: Dance +2
(3) Duty: Eldritch Society
(1) Duty: Day Job
(2) Ineptitude: Computers
(2) Ineptitude: Education
Actions: 2 (3)
Movement: 6 (8)
Orgone: 5 (6)
Reflex 6 (7)
Vitality: 11 (13)
Drama Points: 10
All six spent to buy 12 extra skill picks.
Heckler, Koch, and Sig MP-6A1 Machine Pistol
--Shots: 2 or 2/1-5/15
Synthetic Ruby Bracelet and Earrings Personal Computer:
--Cory went through a couple of LAI personalities dealing with a problem. The first she got was designed to each a child things she already knew, it had to go. But the assistant interlaces for people who just had a little trouble with advanced computer functions were so infinitely patient that they never stood up and told her she was being an idiot. The trick then was to get a program that mimicked two personalities from her favorite lesbian romance.
The girl with the glasses is shy, intelligent, and polite. (She's also the one in the trid show who has the super powers.) The computer uses this personality to assist her, the other personality, the bold, aggressive girl--more like Cory--to step in and keep Cory on track. Put her in her place from time to time.
Type: Stealth Combat Tager
Something that can’t be seen, the Shadow is the thing that moves in the corner of one’s eye. Spy, ninja, ghost – it has been called all of these and none of them is incorrect, for the Shadow has the mystical ability to disappear at will. As long as it’s alive, it can disappear from sight and sound in an instant. Not only is it invisible and inaudible, it leaves no heat signature either, making it capable of open action even in an arcology. Most of the time the Shadow’s first strike is from surprise.
Its tools as an assassin are manifold. The needles growing on its chin can be fired as poisoned darts. This organic poison is a powerful, short-term paralytic, meant to disable a target just long enough for the Shadow to gain advantage. Once it is up close, thorns sprout out of almost every striking surface, making it capable of tearing chunks out of vulnerable flesh. Its ability to Multiport strikes a target from up to six different sides nearly simultaneously. However, the Shadow is lightly armored and stand up fights can leave it badly hurt.
The Shadow is a deadly and careful symbiont. Those who are bound with one develop great patience and cool temper, combined with a controlled nature and a callous attitude towards killing.
Special: Paralytic Poison – The needles fired by the Shadow are coated with an organic paralytic poison. This poison requires that the needle do at least one point of Vitality damage to be administered. Anyone affected by the poison must succeed at a Hard Tenacity Feat Test to resist. If this Test is failed, the victim loses 2 Actions per turn for one to ten minutes (roll one die), which can effectively reduce a character’s Actions to zero. Only one Test needs to be made per turn struck by the Shadow’s needles and the effect of the needles is not cumulative. A target may again be affected on the turn following his recovery from the last dose.
Special: Stealth – The Shadow projects a mystical stealth field, which functions like a mecha stealth system except that all Degrees to spot it are increased one category. In addition to rapid, erratic movement, touching anything living (of dog-size or larger) will force the stealth to drop. This ability drains the Orgone of the Tager, at a rate of one point for every half hour invisible. The ability of a Shadow to use its stealth is not affected by this drain. A Shadow may even use this ability when its Orgone has been drained to zero, but Orgone will not regenerate while it is engaged.
Size: Medium (6 to 7 ft. tall)
Thorns (+1) – These thorns grow out of the hands, forearms, shoulders, lower legs, and feet.
Needle Pods – Range 25/60/170, Damage +1 (+ Poison), Shots 2, Infinite Rounds
Multiport – This attack can target anything within a range of twice the Shadow’s average jumping distance. By rapidly teleporting around his target, the Shadow can take double his normal Actions – though no movement – with no Multiple Action Penalty, for one single turn. These attacks occur simultaneously. This uses all Actions and can be the Tager’s only Action that turn.
Fear Factor: 12
Senses: Nightvision, Scan
Movement & Speed: Climbing (Double), Jumping (Triple), Land (Normal)
Cory: “Growing up with my mother, I loved music and dancing, but mother always left the room when I started to play the heavy base beat and the sizzling electric strokes. I didn’t understand why. For a long time, I didn’t even notice. Eventually, I did, because I wanted her to watch me dance the way she watched me do kata, and she was never around, so I started using head phones.
“I should have started to understand when mother took me to the range and taught me to use pistols, solid projectiles that boomed and cracked, lasers that hissed and sizzled. I loved and feared the power of those guns, but my passion was for the dance floor.
“When I came of age I hadn’t done too well in school, but I was pretty and enjoyed the dance, I wasn’t embarrassed at all to think that I might make a career of the high class strip club I took a job at. I took advise from an older girl and shared my tips with my bodyguards, which I was glad for the day when I was hired for a private party in a clients home. The guys tried to get me to come downstairs and they shot my gaurds. Their armor’s held and in the ensuing shoot out a tenteacled worm thing came up from the basement the moment before the cavalry came.
“In the aftermath, the cavalry recruited me, liking how I held my level head the midst of it all.
“I joined with a shard of alieness. I forced every drop of music I had into it ‘til it surrendered, and for the first time in my life there was quite in my mind, stillness. I understood the first truth my mother cherished. Music—whether listened too or danced too—should be appreciated, not allowed to inundate you ‘til it lost it’s meaning.
“Later, on the battlefield, amongst the firing of guns and cracking of lasers, I learned the music that had inundated my mother’s mind before I was born.”