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Maria Desalvo
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
5 STR 15 12- Lift: 200.0kg; HTH: 3d6; END: [1]
24 DEX 18 13- OCV: 6  DCV: 6
20 CON 20 13-
4 BODY 12 11-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
0 EGO 10 11- ECV: 3; Mental Defense: 0
8 PRE 18 13- PRE Attack: 3 1/2d6
3 COM 16 12-
7 PD 15   Total: 15 PD (6 rPD)
6 ED 15   Total: 15 ED (6 rED)
12 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
0 REC 7   Running: 10" / 20"
0 END 40   Swimming: 2" / 4"
0 STUN 30  
Vendetta | Summary
Real Name: Maria Desalvo Hair Color: Brown
Concept: Weapon Master Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Dirty Deeds Height & Weight: 5' 5" (1.65 m) / 108 lbs (48.99 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Italian
Created By: Noah Thorp Place of Birth: Turin, Italy
GM: NPC Date of Birth: April 29, 1970
Cost Powers END
10 Blade Flare: Sight Group Flash 3d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (22 Active Points); OAF (-1), Requires Sufficiently Strong Available Light Source (-1/4)
24 Katana: (Total: 49 Active Cost, 24 Real Cost) Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 1 1/2d6 (2d6+1 w/STR), Range Based On STR (+1/4), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (44 Active Points); OAF (-1) (Real Cost: 22) plus +1 with HTH Combat (5 Active Points); OAF (-1) (Real Cost: 2)
15 Wakizashi: (Total: 31 Active Cost, 15 Real Cost) +1 with HTH Combat (5 Active Points); OAF (-1) (Real Cost: 2) plus Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 1d6 (1 1/2d6 w/STR), Range Based On STR (+1/4), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (26 Active Points); OAF (-1) (Real Cost: 13)
8 Natural Athlete I: Running +4" (10" total) 1
6 Natural Athlete II: Leaping +4" (7" forward, 3 1/2" upward) (Accurate) (9 Active Points); Requires A Skill-Acrobatics Roll (-1/2) 1
8 Speed Surge: +2 SPD (20 Active Points); Activation Roll 11- (-1), Costs Endurance (-1/2) 2
10 Yadomejutsu: Missile Deflection (Arrows, Slings, Etc.)
Cost Talents
9 Equally Calm Hands: Ambidexterity (Eliminate Off Hand Penalty entirely)
12 Fights with Uncanny Flair: Combat Luck: 6 PD/6 ED
8 Moves Faster than the Eye can Follow: Lightning Reflexes: +5 DEX to act first with All Actions
3 Never Relaxes: Lightsleep
Cost Martial Arts
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Notes
48 Takiyama Style Kenjutsu
Amaterasu Smiles 1/2 -2 +1 9d6 Strike
Gifts for Amaterasu 1/2 +1 -2 9d6 Strike
Setting Sun 1/2 -1 +1 Disarm; 35 STR to Disarm roll
Sun and Moon 1/2 +1 +0 Bind, 35 STR
Sunbeam on Still Water 1/2 +2 +0 7d6 Strike
Sun Conquers Moon 1/2 +0 +0 Grab Weapon, 35 STR to take weapon away
Sunlight Through A Open Window 1/2 +1 +0 5d6 +v/5; FMove
Sun Over Fortress 1/2 +2 +2 Block, Abort
Sun Shines on the Mountain Path 1/2 -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort
+2 HTH Damage Class(es)
Cost Skills
10 +2 with HTH Combat
7 Acrobatics 15-
3 Acting 13-
3 Analyze: Style 12-
7 Breakfall 15-
3 Climbing 13-
3 Contortionist 13-
3 Deduction 12-
3 Disguise 12-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Turin, Italy 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Italian (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: Gymnist 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
3 Fast Draw 13-
3 High Society 13-
4 KS: Kenjutsu 13-
3 Language: English (Completely Fluent, w/Accent)
3 Language: Japanese (Completely Fluent, w/Accent)
5 Rapid Attack (HTH)
3 Security Systems 12-
3 Shadowing 12-
7 Stealth 15-
3 Streetwise 13-
3 Tracking 12-
10 Two-Weapon Fighting (HTH)
5 WF: Common Melee Weapons, Small Arms, Thrown Sword
200+ Disadvantages
5 Dependent NPC: Takiyama Okzai (Sensei) 8-
20 Hunted: Europol 8-
15 Hunted: The Brotherhood 8-
20 Normal Characteristic Maxima
15 Psychological Limitation: Aggressive in Combat
25 Psychological Limitation: Devoted to Talion
10 Psychological Limitation: Seeks Revenge For Those Who Have Been Wronged
10 Reputation: Vengence Seeker, 11-
1 Quirk: Dislikes Smokers
1 Quirk: Drinks A Lot of Coffee
1 Quirk: Only Accepts Contracts From People Who've Been Wronged
1 Quirk: Loves To Go To The Spa
1 Quirk: Practices Sword Fighting Every Morning
10 Social Limitation: Jerk Magnet
15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity
0 Experience Points
Vendetta | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 92 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 81 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 32 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 48 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 97 Total Points: 350

Maria Desalvo was the daughter of the Piedmont crime boss Lucian "Aces" Desalvo. Howevers, she was kept ignorant of her fathers business dealings with the mob. Maria was a natural athlete who excelled at gymnastics. Growing up she competed in gymnastics all across Europe. Her last competition was at the 2000 Sydney Olympics where she was a member of the Itlian team. Maria even won the bronze in floor exercise at the games. Lucian, who attended the event, couldn't have been more prouder of his daughter. Accompanying her father was his long time friend and bodyguard Takiyama Okazi.

Okazi and Lucian had known each other since the end of the Second World War. Both had been captured by the Americans and were detained together in an American prison before their release. Okazi really stood out in the crowd in Sydney because since his release from prison he had gone back to wearing the traditional Japanese kimono. Like Lucian, Okazi was proud of Maria as well. Okazi had been around the girl since she was born.

When the Desalvo's returned home, Lucian threw a huge party for Maria. People all over Italy attended the celebration. However, there were some uninvited guests. Hit men from a rival organization crashed the party. Men armed with automatic weapons opened fire on the guests mowing them down left and right. Maria saw her fahter killed before her very eyes. She would've been next if Okazi hadn't shown up like an avenging angel. Sword in hand, Okazi practically danced through the gunmen cutting them down like wheat. Several tried to shoot the old man, bu he eluded them all.

In the end only Okazi stood. Shocked Maria rushed over to Okazi only to see that one of the gunmen still lived and that was raising his gun to shoot Okazi. Screaming in horror Maria lept between the two. Several shots struck Maria and she slumped to the floor. The gunman, however, didn't live much longer as Okazi threw his sword at the man. The sword sunk into his head like a knife in a melon. Maria, meanwhile, had passed out from the loss of blood.

It was several days latat that Maria woke. She was on a cot in a small cabin and she didn't know how she had gotten there. Her amr hurt as did her leg. Okazi came into the room, a look of concern on his face. He came over and examined her wounds. It turned out that he had been some kind of doctor during the war and he had save her life. He also went onto explain that it was no longer safe at home in Turin, and that they were at his cabin on Sardinia.

Over the next few weeks, Maria healed from her wounds and mourned her father. Okazi told her about her father and whe he did for a living. At first Maria was shocked, but as time passed her undertanding grew. Each morning the old man would practice with his sword outside the cabin and Maria would watch. When Maria was strong enough she asked Okazi to train her.

Maria spend the next four years learning the Takiyama style of kenjutsu from Okazi. She threw herself into the training like a woman possessed. In addition to the sword fighting, the old man taught her how to be stealthy.

Don Marco "Spaghetti" Vespuci was a large man, a powerful man. He had driven most of his competition into their graves. Don Marco was the man responsible for the Desalvo Massacre as the newspapers called it. In a way the Don was proud of it; no one would now dare stand up to him. Don Marco was enjoying a nice glass of wine in his den watching the fire in the hearth burn. He didn't even seen the woman as she lept from the fireplace until it was too late. Before he knew it he was back up against his desk with a sword at his throat.

Trying bravado, Don Marco saind, "Hey girle, careful with that pigsticker. You might nick me with it." Don Marco was also trying to buy some time to get his gun.

"My name is Vendetta," growled the masked woman, "it is time for vengence."

Don Marco didn't get to say anything else, because the masked woman calling herself Vendetta slit his throat. He wasn't found until the morning by his men. No one saw Vendetta come in or leave the Don's place. Since that night Vendetta has acted as an avenger of those who've been wronged. As her activities became more well known she was invited to join Dirty Deeds. However, she still only takes contracts from people who've been wronged.


Vengence is paramont to Vendetta. Laws and the courts are meaningless to Vendetta. Those who wrong others get the sword from Vendetta, nothing else will do. Vengence has become her life, and it will probably be her death as well. The death of the man who killed her father proved to not be enough for Vendetta, so now she grants vengence to those who would be unable to get vengence on their own.

In a fight, Vendetta goes at it with all her heart. So rarely holds back. Those who aren't the target won't be attacked outright so long as they back down. Those who try to stop Vendetta are treated just as the target.


"It is mercy, compassion, and forgiveness that I lack; not common sense."


Vendetta has been trained in the Takiyama style of kenjutsu, and is armed with a katana and wakizashi which were given to her by Okazi. Takiyama style kenjutsu is a flashy style of sword fighting, to which Vendetta has learned to blind a foe with a twist of her sword so long as she has a good light source. Okazi has also trained in Yadomejutsu or the cutting of arrows. Using her swords she can cut arrows in two before they hit her.

Due to her physical training, Vendetta can explode into rapid action, but the increase in speed is tiring. However, there are times when she can't achieve the increase in speed.


Vendetta dresses in a yellow body suit with black piping running up and down the sides of the suit. The body suit covers her entire body, including her head. Her hair sticks out of the back of her mask in a pony tail. She carries her weapons across her back. Otherwise Maria is a petite woman with piercing brown eyes. When not actively pursuing vengence Maria likes to wear white dresses and sensible shoes.