ASTROLOGER
Adam Decker
 
Cost

Characteristic

Value Roll Notes
0 STR 10 11- Lift: 100kg; 2d6; [1]

9 DEX 13 12- OCV: 4    DCV: 4
10 CON 15 12-
2 BODY 11 11-
15 INT 25 14- PER Roll 14-
26 EGO 23 14- ECV: 8
10 PRE 20 13- PRE Attack: 4d6
0 COM 10 11-
3 PD 5   Total: 5/20 PD (0/15 rPD)
2 ED 5   Total: 5/20 ED (0/15 rED)
17 SPD 4   Mental Defense: 18
0 REC 5   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
0 END 30   Running: 6" / 12"
6 STUN 30   Swimming: 2" / 4"
 

Cost

Powers

END

45 Rings Of The Zodiac: Multipower, 90-point reserve, (90 Active Points); all slots OIF (-), Extra Time (Full Phase, -)
4u 1) Air Blast: Telekinesis (48 STR), Reduced Endurance (END; +) (90 Active Points) 3
4u 2) Earth Blast: Energy Blast 9d6, Reduced Endurance (END; +), Indirect (Any Origin, Any Direction; +) (90 Active Points); Must Have Available Resources (Rock, Stone, Earth) (-) 4
4u 3) Fire Blast: Killing Attack - Ranged 4d6, Reduced Endurance (0END; +) (90 Active Points) 0
4u 4) Water Blast: Killing Attack - Ranged 2d6, No Normal Defense (Breathe Water, Self-Contained Breathing Or Unliving; +1), Does BODY (+1) (90 Active Points) 9
20 Rings Of The Zodiac: Elemental Control, 60-point powers, (30 Active Points); all slots OIF (-)
20 1) Ward Of Invisibility: Invisibility to Sight , Hearing and Mental Groups , No Fringe, Reduced Endurance (0END; +) (60 Active Points) 0
20 2) Ward Of Protection: Force Field (15 PD/15 ED), Reduced Endurance (0END; +), Persistent (+) (60 Active Points) 0
12 Rings Of The Zodiac: Endurance Reserve (80 END, 10 REC) (18 Active Points); OIF (-) 0
13 Trained Mind: Mental Defense (18 points total) 0
50 Astrologer Computer: Clairsentience (Sight, Hearing And Radio Groups), x1,024 Range (1270km), +10 to PER Roll, 8 Perception Points, Analyze, Discriminatory, Increased Arc Of Perception (360 Degrees), Microscopic (x100), Mobile Perception Point (can move up to 24" per Phase), Rapid (x100), Telescopic (+12 versus Range Modifier), Tracking (174 Active Points); OAF Immobile (-2), Side Effects (3d6 HKA), Side Effect occurs automatically whenever Power is used (-) 17
 

Cost

Perks

15

Founder Of The Zodiac Agency: Money: Filthy Rich

10

Professional Organisation: Reputation: Professional Mercenaries (A medium-sized group) 14-, +5/+5d6

3

Purchased Anonymity: Anonymity

1

Education: PhD in Biomechanics

Cost

Skills

10

+1 Overall

12

+4 with Rings Of The Zodiac

2

Area Knowledge: Barbados 11-
2 Area Knowledge: Florence, Italy 11-
2 Area Knowledge: London, England 11-

3

Bureaucratics 13-

3

Computer Programming 14-

3

Criminology 14-

3

Cryptography 14-

3

Deduction 14-

3

Electronics 14-

0

Everyman Skills

Area Knowledge: New York City, New York 11-

Acting 8-

Climbing 8-

Concealment 8-

Conversation 8-

Deduction 8-

Language: English (idiomatic)

Professional Skill: Astrologer 11-

Paramedics 8-

Persuasion 8-

Shadowing 8-

Stealth 8-

Transport Familiarity: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles

3

Forensic Medicine 14-

3

Interrogation 13-

3

Inventor 14-

3

Language: French (completely fluent)

3

Language: Spanish (completely fluent)

3

Mechanics 14-

3

Professional Skill: Inventor 14-

3

Paramedics 14-

37

Scholar

Knowledge Skill: Astrology 16-

Knowledge Skill: Chess 16-

Knowledge Skill: Criminal Organisations 16-

Knowledge Skill: International Law Enforcement Agencies 16-

Knowledge Skill: Mercenary World 16-

Knowledge Skill: Politics 14-

Knowledge Skill: Superhero Teams 16-

Knowledge Skill: Uberhumans 16-

Knowledge Skill: Zodiac Agency 16-

13

Scientist

Science Skill: Biomechanics 14-

Science Skill: Electrical Engineer 14-

Science Skill: Mathematics 14-

Science Skill: Medicine 14-

Science Skill: Physics 14-

3

Security Systems 14-

3

Systems Operation 14-

2

Transport Familiarity: Zodiac Vehicles

7

Tactics 16-
300+ Disadvantages

20

Hunted: International Law Enforcement Agencies 8-

10

Monitored: C.L.A.W. 8-

15

Monitored: Zodiac Agency 8-

10

Psychological Limitation: Callous

15

Psychological Limitation: Driven To Be The Best Mercenary Organisation

15

Psychological Limitation: Hates Uberhumans

15

Psychological Limitation: Methodical Planner

1

Quirk: Avid Chess Player

1

Quirk: Collects Information On Every Superhero And Law Enforcement Team On The Planet

1

Quirk: Enjoys Watching People Drained By The Astrologer Machine

1

Quirk: Secretly Thinks Prospero Is A Fool

1

Quirk: Worried About Getting Old (Perpetual Mid-Life Crisis)

15

Reputation: Astrologer Machine Requires Life Force To Function, 11- (Extreme)

10

Rivalry: Professional: C.L.A.W.

15

Social Limitation: Wanted Criminal

5

Unluck: 1d6
10 Experience Points
 
Characteristics Cost 100 Base Points 300
Powers Cost 196 Disadvantages 150
Talents Cost 0 Experience Points 10
Perks Cost 29 Total Points 460
Martial Arts Cost 0
Skills Cost 135
Total Cost 460
 
Concept Energy Blaster Hair Colour White
Nationality American Eye Colour Brown
Place of Birth New York City, New York, USA Height 1.69m / 5' 7"
Date of Birth June 1, 1950 Weight 60kg / 132 lbs
 
Background

Adam Decker started his professional life as a biomechanical engineer with the American government, working on surveillance systems for uberhumans during a period where the US Government began to worry about the prospect of an exploding uber population.  The idea was to develop a microchip which would be inserted in uberhumans and allow a central computer to track their location at all times.

The project was not well received and lost funding within a year.  Decker found himself facing an uncertain future.

And then a down-and-out mystic stumbled across a set of magical books in Dallas, unleashing a horde of demons upon the city.  The incident became known as 'The Demonification of Dallas'.  The demonic incursion began to transform the city as well and lasted nearly two weeks before being controlled by a variety of superheroes and the magical community.  Decker's family were killed during this time: something which he has never forgiven.

During this period, Decker's research facility was transformed and his surveillance equipment was irrevocably altered.  It became prescient and required the life force of humans to operate.  At this point Decker was also slightly affected by the curse unleashed upon Dallas, and decided to keep the machine for himself, having no idea that his family had been killed.  He drained the lives of his co-workers to power up the machine and then barricaded himself in the installation, scouring the globe for information which he gathered like a kleptomaniac.

After the demons were driven out of Dallas, Decker's secret installation was discovered by the slightly embarrassed mystic who had started the demonic influence: Prospero.  The two men decided to hide out together and played many games of chess.  It was during this time that Decker regained his sanity and realised he was in possession of a powerful machine which he could use for personal gain.

He organised the Zodiac Agency: an organisation which began as an information retrieval service (utilising the Astrologer Computer), but eventually moved into security work and their various own agendas.  Astrologer heads the Agency while Prospero remains a close associate.

Personality
Astrologer is meticulous and cold.  He has no concern for the lives that fuel his computer, and a growing hatred for uberhumans who he blames for the death of his family in Dallas.  He is a professional who has achieved great success in his chosen field: the head of a mercenary organisation.  He excels in his field and yet he still feels the need to outmaneuver other mercenary organisations, most notably C.L.A.W.

Although he has formed a friendship with Prospero, he secretly feels that Percival is a fool and believes that one day in the future he will most likely have to kill him.  The realisation does not disturb him, however.  It is, after all, just business.

Quote
"The signs are there for all to see, but it takes a trained mind to see through the obvious."
Powers

Astrologer possesses a demonic machine known as the Astrologer's Computer which allows him to view the world from his secret installation in Barbados.  The price for such power is human life, and the Astrologer manages to accrue disposable lives for that purpose, whether it be one of his agents, interns, visiting officials or slaves.

During his early years as the Astrologer, Decker found four rings of power each one commanding a different element: fire, earth, water and air.  He has shown no more interest in gaining further magic items and prefers knowledge to power.

Appearance

Astrologer is a fit man in his fifties with dark skin, a shaved head with white beard, and an intense gaze.  He wears an armoured costume at all times to provide protection against unforeseen dangers.  The costume is dark maroon with a white lining and black pants.  He wears two rings on each hand: water and fire on his right hand, and earth and air on his left.