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Shadowspinner
Shadowspinner
Jiang Bai
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
15 STR 25 14- Lift: 800.0kg; HTH: 5d6; END: [2]
42 DEX 24 14- OCV: 8  DCV: 8
16 CON 18 13-
4 BODY 12 11-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
8 EGO 14 12- ECV: 5; Mental Defense: 8
10 PRE 20 13- PRE Attack: 4d6
2 COM 14 12-
4 PD 9/26   Total: 9/26 PD (0/17 rPD)
5 ED 9/26   Total: 9/26 ED (0/17 rED)
16 SPD 5   Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
0 REC 9   Running: 10" / 20"
2 END 40   Swimming: 2" / 4"
6 STUN 40   Flight: 10" / 20"
 
Shadowspinner | Summary
Real Name: Jiang Bai Hair Color: Black
Concept: Martial Artist Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Crimson Spider Height & Weight: 6' 0" (1.82 m) / 183 lbs (83.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: August 7, 1980
Created By: Neil M Place of Birth: Shenzhen, People's Republic of China
Cost Powers END
13 An Ch'i Improvised Weapons: Multipower, 20-point reserve, (20 Active Points); all slots OIF (Appropriate Object of Opportunity; -1/2)
1u 1) Club: Hand-To-Hand Attack +4d6 (20 Active Points); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), OIF (Appropriate Object of Opportunity; -1/2) 2
1u 2) Blade/Spike: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 1d6+1 (2 1/2d6 w/STR) (20 Active Points); OIF (Appropriate Object of Opportunity; -1/2) 2
1u 3) Polearm: (Total: 20 Active Cost, 10 Real Cost) Hand-To-Hand Attack +3d6 (15 Active Points); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), OIF (Appropriate Object of Opportunity; -1/2) (Real Cost: 7) plus Stretching 1" (5 Active Points); OIF (Appropriate Object of Opportunity; -1/2) (Real Cost: 3) 2
20 Cloak of Shadows: Elemental Control, 60-point powers, (30 Active Points); all slots OIF (-1/2)
19 1) Summon 4 145-point Shadow Assassins, Devoted (+3/4) (68 Active Points); Conditional Power Not in Direct Sunlight (-1/2), OIF (-1/2) 7
20 2) Dimensional Shift: Desolidification (affected by Light-Based Attacks), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (60 Active Points); OIF (-1/2)
20 3) Impervious Material: Armor (17 PD/17 ED) (51 Active Points); OIF (-1/2)
15 4) Shadow Web: Entangle 5d6, 7 DEF (Stops A Given Sense: Normal Sight) (65 Active Points); Vulnerable (Light SFX Attacks; -1/2), OIF (-1/2), Susceptible Takes Body from Light SFX Flash Attacks (-1/4) 6
18 5) Walk Between The Shadows: Teleportation 14", No Relative Velocity, Position Shift, Safe Blind Teleport (+1/4), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (75 Active Points); Conditional Power Only from Shadow to Shadow (-1), OIF (-1/2)
3 Crimson Shades: Elemental Control, 10-point powers, (5 Active Points); all slots OIF (-1/2)
3 1) Flash Resistant: Sight Group Flash Defense (10 points) (10 Active Points); OIF (-1/2)
3 2) Heat Tracking: Infrared Perception (Sight Group), Tracking (10 Active Points); OIF (-1/2)
An Ch'i Powers
7 An Ch'i Leaping: Leaping +10" (15" forward, 7 1/2" upward) (10 Active Points); Requires An Acrobatics Roll (-1/2) 1
17 An Ch'i Stealth: Invisibility to Sight and Hearing Groups (25 Active Points); Requires A Stealth Roll (-1/2) 2
11 An Ch'i Wall Running: Flight 10" (20 Active Points); Requires A Climbing Roll (-1/2), Only In Contact With A Surface (-1/4) 2
10 Difficult to Read: (Total: 10 Active Cost, 10 Real Cost) Lack Of Weakness (-5) for Normal Defense (Real Cost: 5) plus Lack Of Weakness (-5) for Resistant Defenses (Real Cost: 5)
5 Strength of Mind: Mental Defense (8 points total)
8 Athletic Running: Running +4" (10" total) 1
Cost Martial Arts
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Notes
Crimson Spider An Ch'i
Block 1/2 +2 +2 Block, Abort
Disarm 1/2 -1 +1 Disarm; 45 STR to Disarm
Dodge 1/2 -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort
Escape 1/2 +0 +0 50 STR vs. Grabs
Flying Kick 1/2 -2 +1 11d6 Strike
Legsweep 1/2 +2 -1 8d6 Strike, Target Falls
Punch 1/2 +0 +2 9d6 Strike
Throw 1/2 +0 +1 7d6 +v/5, Target Falls
Tien-hsueh Strike 1/2 -1 +1 3d6 NND
+2 HTH Damage Class(es)
Weapon Element: Blades, Polearms and Spears, Staffs
Cost Skills
10 +1 Overall
8 +1 with All Combat
10 +2 with An Ch'i
Everyman Skills
AK: Shenzhen, China
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Mandarin (idiomatic) (4 Active Points)
PS: Assassin
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Custom Adder, Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
Lin Kuei Package
Acrobatics 14-
Breakfall 14-
Bugging 12-
Concealment 12-
Contortionist 14-
Disguise 12-
Fast Draw 14-
Lockpicking 14-
Reputation: Assassin, 8- (Extreme)
Rivalry: Professional (other Martial Artists; Rival is As Powerful; Seek to Outdo, Embarrass, or Humiliate Rival; Rival Aware of Rivalry)l>
Security Systems 12-
Sleight Of Hand 14-
Stealth 14-
WF: Common Martial Arts Melee Weapons, Common Melee Weapons, Small Arms, Garrote
3 KS: An Ch'i 12-
2 Language: English (fluent conversation)
2 Language: Japanese (fluent conversation)
250+ Disadvantages
15 Hunted: The Immortals 8- (Mo Pow, Harshly Punish)
5 Hunted: Master Spider 14- (As Pow, Limited Geographical Area, Watching)
5 Physical Limitation: Migraines (Infrequently, Slightly Impairing)
15 Physical Limitation: Uberhuman Physiology, Requires Special Medical Care (Frequently, Greatly Impairing)
20 Psychological Limitation: Completely Loyal to the Crimson Spider Lin Kuei (Common, Total)
15 Psychological Limitation: Code of the Chinese Master (Common, Strong)
10 Psychological Limitation: Hunts Dog (Uncommon, Strong)
15 Psychological Limitation: Uses Sarcasm as a Defense Mechanism (Very Common, Moderate)
15 Psychological Limitation: Will Not Use His Own Shadow to Create a Shadow Assassin (Common, Strong)
10 Social Limitation: 'Evil' Twin (Dog of the Immortals) (Occasionally, Major)
10 Vulnerability: 2 x BODY Light (Uncommon)
10 Vulnerability: 2 x STUN Light (Uncommon)
Shadowspinner | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 133 Base Points: 250
Powers Cost: 195 Disadvantages: 145
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 41
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 39
Martial Arts Cost: 46 Unspent Experience: 2
Skills Cost: 60 Total Points: 446
Background

Jiang Bai's shadow control powers became evident early in his life. The Crimson Spider Lin Kuei found out about this, slew his parents, and adopted him into their clan. His powers worked well with his assassin training allowing Shadowspinner to be one of the most feared assassins in the world.

On a mission to assassinate a wealthy industrialist, Shadowspinner found himself in the middle of a golf course on a cloudy day. With no other source of shadow, he attempted to form a shadow assassin out of his own shadow.

But being so closely connected with the shadow, Bai found himself splitting in twain. He wrestled to merge the duplicates of himself back together, but to no avail. One of the pair was more sinister than the original Bai, the other less so. In an effort to preserve its integrity the 'better' Bai opened up a door to the shadow dimension and fled. The 'more evil' Bai found that it had lost the power to enter the shadow dimension and, thus, could not pursue his twin.

This Bai remained a part of the Crimson Spider - still one of the most feared assassins in the world. The other Bai wavered between doing things for himself and doing things to help others. When the Immortals were re-formed, he joined as Dog.

Written by Neil M.

Personality

A loyal member of the Crimson Spider, Shadowspinner is a vile assassin. He is a sarcastic smart aleck with a biting wit and he lives for the kill. After having split himself (and weakened himself) once he avoids using his own shadow as a source for Shadow Assassins.

Quote

"Yeah, he used to be an important man. Now, he's just a dead man."

Powers

Shadowspinner is an expert at An Ch'i and Lin Kuei. That he can manipulate shadows makes him an incredibly effective assassin. He can create a web of shadow to ensnare his victims and he can create shadow assassins to slay them. Bai Shadowspinner's access to the Shadow Dimension is a lot more limited than Bai Dog's, but he can still travel short distances through shadow.

Appearance

Shadowspinner wears typical Crimson Spider Lin Kuei garb - loose fitting deep crimson coveralls with a spider symbol on the left breast and a black veil covering the nose and mouth. To stand out, Shadowspinner also wears a short black cloak, and, instead of crimson, he has black gloves and boots.

Illustration by Ben Langdon.