Auntie Xu
Xu Ling-Ling
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
10 STR 20 13- Lift: 400.0kg; HTH: 4d6; END: [2]
69 DEX 33 16- OCV: 11  DCV: 11
26 CON 23 14-
10 BODY 15 12-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
16 EGO 18 13- ECV: 6; Mental Defense: 0
8 PRE 18 13- PRE Attack: 3 1/2d6
2 COM 14 12-
6 PD 10   Total: 10 PD (0 rPD)
5 ED 10   Total: 10 ED (0 rED)
27 SPD 7   Phases: 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12
0 REC 9   Running: 6" / 12"
5 END 56   Swimming: 2" / 4"
8 STUN 45   Flight: 12" / 24"
 
Auntie Xu | Summary
Real Name: Xu Ling-Ling Hair Color: Black
Concept: Martial Artist Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Solo Height & Weight: 5' 4" (1.63 m) / 108 lbs (49.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Chinese
Created By: Noah Thorp Place of Birth: Houma, China
GM: NPC Date of Birth: Febuary 8, 1265
Cost Powers END
120 Broom Fu Techniqes: Multipower, 120-point reserve
8u 1) Broom Head and Handle: Hand-To-Hand Attack +12d6, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4), Double Knockback (+3/4) (120 Active Points); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2) 5
7u 2) Faster Than The Eye Can Follow Sweep: Hand-To-Hand Attack +10d6, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4), Invisible Power Effects (Fully Invisible; +1) (112 Active Points); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2) 5
8u 3) One Thousand Strokes: Hand-To-Hand Attack +9 1/2d6, Personal Immunity (+1/4), Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4), Area Of Effect (7" Radius; +1) (120 Active Points); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2) 5
6u 4) Poking Nerve Strike: Entangle 5d6, 5 DEF, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4), Takes No Damage From Attacks All Attacks (+1/2), Invisible to Sight Group (+1/2) (112 Active Points); Susceptible Common (Can Be Escaped Automatically With A Successful KS: Chinese Healing Roll By Another Character Who Touches Victim; -1/2), Cannot Form Barriers (-1/4) 5
4u 5) Thown Broom: Energy Blast 13d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (97 Active Points); OAF (-1), Range Based On Strength (-1/4) 0
22 Broom: Multipower, 45-point reserve, (45 Active Points); all slots OAF (-1)
2u 1) Broom Handle: Hand-To-Hand Attack +6d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (45 Active Points); OAF (-1), Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2) 0
2u 2) Sweep I: (Total: 45 Active Cost, 22 Real Cost) Missile Deflection (Any Ranged Attack), Adjacent Hex (+1/2) (30 Active Points); OAF (-1) (Real Cost: 15) plus +3 with HTH Combat (15 Active Points); OAF (-1) (Real Cost: 7) 0
1u 3) Sweep II: +3 with DCV (15 Active Points); OAF (-1)
33 Acupuncture: Healing BODY 5d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (75 Active Points); Requires A Skill Roll (KS: Chinese Healing Roll; -1/2), Others Only (-1/2), Does Not Heal Broken Bones Or Similar Severe Injuries (-1/4) 0
10 Hard to Impress: +20 PRE (20 Active Points); Only Against Presence Attacks (-1)
24 Increadible Balance: Flight 12", Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (36 Active Points); Only If In Contact With A Level Surface (-1/2) 0
24 Mistress of Broom Fu: Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% (30 Active Points); Must Be Aware Of The Incoming Attack Awareness Only (-1/4) 0
25 Peaches of Immortality: Life Support (Immunity All terrestrial diseases and biowarfare agents; Immunity All terrestrial poisons and chemical warfare agents; Longevity Immortal) 0
15 Wall-Spring: Leaping +10" (14" forward, 7" upward), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (15 Active Points)
Cost Talents
4 Flexible: Double Jointed
28 Mistress of Broom Fu: Danger Sense (immediate vicinity, out of combat, Function as a Sense) 13-
9 Sweep With One Hand Or The Other: Ambidexterity (no Off Hand penalty)
Cost Perquisites
30 Everbody Knows Auntie Xu: Reputation (A large group) 14-, +10/+10d6
10 Ling-Ling Boardinghouse: Bases (50 Point Base+0 Disads)
10 Penny Pincher: Money: Wealthy
Cost Martial Arts
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Notes
60 Broom Fu
Butting Broom 1/2 -1 +1 4d6 NND
Dividing Broom 1/2 -2 +1 12d6 Strike
Floating Broom 1/2 -- +4 Dodge All Attacks, Abort; FMove
Flying Broom 1/2 +1 +0 8d6 +v/5; FMove
Penetrating Broom 1/2 +2 +0 10d6 Strike
Standing Broom 1/2 +0 +0 55 STR to resist Shove; Block, Abort
Swaying Broom 1/2 -1 +1 Disarm; 50 STR to Disarm
Sweeping Broom 1/2 +2 -1 9d6 Strike, Target Falls
Trapping Broom 1/2 +1 +0 Bind, 50 STR
Wavering Broom 1/2 +2 +2 Block, Abort
+4 HTH Damage Class(es)
Weapon Element: Default Element, Empty Hand, Staffs
Cost Skills
32 +4 with All Combat
3 Acrobatics 16-
3 Analyze: Style 12-
3 AK: Saint Lucia 12-
3 Breakfall 16-
3 Concealment 12-
3 Contortionist 16-
3 Conversation 13-
3 Deduction 12-
10 Defense Maneuver I-IV
3 Disguise 12-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Houma, China 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
3 Fast Draw 16-
16 Jack of All Trades
PS: Cook 12-
PS: Gossip 13-
PS: Landlady 17-
PS: Maid 11-
PS: Sifu 12-
3 High Society 13-
9 Linguist
Language: Cantonese Chinese (idiomatic)
Language: English (completely fluent)
Language: French (completely fluent)
Language: Mandarin Chinese (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
3 Paramedics 12-
29 Scholar
KS: Calligraphy 15-
KS: Chinese Acupuncture/Healing 18-
KS: Chinese Philosophy 15-
KS: Finance 13-
KS: Meditation 15-
9 Sleight Of Hand 19-
3 Shadowing 12-
3 Stealth 16-
3 Streetwise 13-
5 WF: Common Martial Arts Melee Weapons, Common Melee Weapons, Staffs
600+ Disadvantages
15 Hunted: El Disenador 8-
5 Hunted: Ghatotkacha 8-
5 Hunted: La Diablesse 8-
10 Hunted: Los Piratas 8-
20 Hunted: The Immortals 8-
10 Monitored: Celestial Bureaucracy 8-
15 Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry, Requires Special Medical Attention
15 Psychological Limitation: Always Has An Answer
10 Psychological Limitation: Calm and Philosophical
10 Psychological Limitation: Charitable
15 Psychological Limitation: Civic Minded and Responsible
10 Psychological Limitation: Keeps The Fact That She Is Immortal A Secret
15 Psychological Limitation: Nosy
10 Reputation: Going To Keep All the 'Bad' Influences Out of Saint Lucia, 11-
10 Social Limitation: Is A Contact For Many Others
10 Social Limitation: Known Gossip
15 Social Limitation: Public Identity
12 Experience Points
Auntie Xu | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 195 Base Points: 600
Powers Cost: 311 Disadvantages: 200
Talents Cost: 41 Total Experience: 12
Perks Cost: 50 Spent Experience: 12
Martial Arts Cost: 60 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 155 Total Points: 812
Background

The cries of a nearby nightingale mingled with the cries of Xu Ling-Ling. The young maid sat next to the river under a maple tree contemplating killing herself. Her master had dismissed her from his estate, all over the mistake of hers. Xu had accidently spilled tea on the silk vestments of the visiting Mongol overseer. In his rage, her master had beaten her with a bamboo rod and then had her thrown from the estate. Xu was inconsolable. The welts across her back throbbed and she dipped a strip of clothe from her dress in the cool waters of the Fen River to cool down the pain.

It was the clopping of hooves that brought Xu out of her misery. A giggle escaped her lips, before she had time to cover her mouth. Out of the darkness came an ancient man riding a white donkey, backwards. Obviously the man was quite drunk as he swayed back and forth as the donkey, which seemed to know where he was going, walked.

The donkey walked up to Xu and nuzzled her hand looking for some sweets. She tried to push the beasts head away but it persisted.

"I am so sorry," Xu Lin-Ling said to the donkey. "I have no treats to give you."

"Huh," the ancient man said turning in his saddle to look at Xu, and promptly fell off the donkey.

Worried that the old man might have injured himself she rushed to his side.

He tried to brush her off saying that he was fine, and had only hurt his pride. With the help of Xu the elderly man was able to regain his feet. The donkey barely noticed this being too busy drinking from the river. The man swayed a little, but she did her best to keep him from falling again.

"Now my child," the ancient said, "why all the fuss? Why all the tears? The night is young, and the nightingales sing. This is a time of contemplation, a time to reflect, a time for a drink."

So saying the old man pulled forth a bottle from the long sleeves of his sparkling white robes, and took a long pull upon the bottle. A warm glow seemed to effuse the old man. He let out a long sigh after his drink, which was followed by a belch.

"Excuse me my dear," the ancient man said, "that was most rude of me."

The man turned around as if looking for a place to sit. Finding no chair or stool, he merely sat down in the dirt next to the river. Xu was horrified. She was certain that he would ruin his fine robes and told him so.

"Please, please my dear," the ancient man said. "Do not carry on so."

This just seemed to have the opposite effect on Xu. She burst out in tears.

Her tears seemed to sober the old man somewhat. In desperation, he offered her his bottle, but Xu turned face away. The ancient man scratched his head a little, and then his eye lit up.

"Perhaps," the ancient man said, "you are hungry instead?"

A grumbling from Xu's stomach was answer enough. From his other sleeve the old man pulled out a wonderful looking peach. It was golden yellow and seemed to glow in the moon light.

With a smile the man held it out to Xu. She just starred at the peach.

"I cannot take it," she said, "It would be wrong."

"Perhaps, you are right my dear," the ancient man said, "Perhaps an exchange. You tell me what goes on hereabouts, and while you do you may take of this peach that me and the others of my clan partake."

Smiling through the tears that plastered her face Xu took the peach.

"A word of warning though," the old man said a little too late. Xu had been starving and had already bitten into the fruit. The juices were light and tangy like ambrosia; the flesh of the fruit was the sweetest thing she had ever eaten. It was heaven.

The old man said no more, and all through the night Xu told him all that she knew and when the dawn crested the horizon the old man was quite satisfied and smiled on her.

That meeting with Elder Zhang Guo, one of the eight immortals was centuries ago. He had given Xu Ling-Ling one of his peaches of immortality. She has traveled the world a thousand times over and has been countless people. However, even all of this became too much. For Xu it was time to retire. Using her fortune, she constructed a boarding house in Saint Lucia, and decided to stay awhile. To the natives of Saint Lucia, she's known as Auntie Xu a local favorite. However, there are a few super-powered people in the Caribbean who've tried to attack the people on Saint Lucia. All of them were in quite a surprise from this little Chinese lady called Auntie Xu.

Personality

Auntie Xu is a well-liked person on the island. She's always caring for the children and the sick. Auntie Xu does her best to make sure everyone is healthy. While she does run a boarding house, she often times lets her renters fall behind on their rents. However, the one who disrespects Auntie Xu in anyway finds themselves flung to the road, usually with the aid of Auntie Xu's broom.

Auntie Xu is normally a very calm and philosophical woman, radiating serenity wherever she goes. Nothing ever upsets her, except for possibly rude people. Her one real weakness, is that Auntie Xu loves to gossip. She has even made a profession of it. If there is something that she doesn't know she certainly knows the person to talk to about it. Auntie Xu likes to keep abreast of everything that goes on, and most people don't mind.

Quote

"No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see."

Powers

Believe it or not, but Xu Ling-Ling is probably the greatest martial artist in the world. However, Auntie Xu as she's known the island over isn't one to brag, let alone let most people even see her perform her form of martial arts, which she calls Broom Fu. Part of her style comes from centuries of practice, but some of it comes from the Peaches of Immortality that she ate. Needless to say even the most experienced martial arts cannot hold a candle to Auntie Xu.

Her Broom Fu is quite impressive. Auntie Xu can use all parts of her broom to deal damage to a foe from the end of the broom to the bristles at the other end. She's adapted some parts of acupuncture to an attack that paralyzes the victim, so that they cannot move until freed by similar means.

Other abilites that Auntie Xu has aquired over her long life is the ability to leap from place to place with what appears to be no effort. One moments she could be standing in front of someone, and the next she could be halfway across the island. Auntie Xu has also seen it all, and nothing really impresses her much anymore. Pirates, and other thugs have left her alone just because of the fact that they couldn't intemindate her.

Auntie Xu knows the ancient Chinese art of accupuncture, and often times acts as a doctor for the peoples of the island. Her helping others on the island makes the islanders quite protective of her. Often times people coming looking for Auntie Xu will not find her simply because the islanders will mislead the person, or just not answer their questions.

Lastly, Auntie Xu is immortal. She gained this by unknowingly eating of the Peaches of Immortality.

Appearance

Xu Ling-Ling isn't very tall. That is probably the first impression anyone makes upon meeting her. The second is that she's a Chinese woman living on an island in the Caribbean. Auntie Xu's normal way of dressing is a green dress with matching slippers. She isn't a super-hero, and certainly doesn't dress like one. Usually not far from her hands is her trusty broom. Since Auntie Xu likes to keep it a secret that she's immortal she over time adds makeup and coloring to her hair to make her look older. When it is time to change identities, Auntie Xu pretends to retire back to China, and has a granddaughter from China take her place. No one has ever figured out that the new Auntie Xu is the same person.