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TEMPUS
TEMPUS
Saxon Durant III / Nick O. Thyme
 
Cost

Characteristic

Value Roll Notes
5 STR 15 12- Lift: 200kg; 3d6; [1]

24 DEX 18 13- OCV: 6    DCV: 6
16 CON 18 13-
0 BODY 10 11-
16 INT 23 14- PER Roll 14-
16 EGO 18 13- ECV: 6
6 PRE 16 12- PRE Attack: 3d6
3 COM 16 12-
3 PD 6   Total: 14/34 PD (8/28 rPD)
2 ED 6   Total: 14/34 ED (8/28 rED)
12 SPD 4/10   Mental Defense: 0
2 REC 8   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 / 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
7 END 50   Running: 6" / 12"
18 STUN 45   Teleportation: 30"
 

Cost

Powers

END

50 Temporal Ring: Multipower, 125-point reserve, (125 Active Points); all slots Activation Roll 14-, Jammed (-1), OIF (-)
5u 1) Accelerated Healing Sphere: Healing BODY 8d6, Reduced Endurance (0END; +) (120 Active Points)
5u 2) Accelerated Time Sphere: Aid SPD 5d6, Maximum Of 40 Points, Area Of Effect (6" Radius; +1), Selective (+) (124 Active Points)
3u 3) Rapid Transit: Teleportation 30", Reduced Endurance (0END; +) (90 Active Points); No Noncombat movement (-), Must Pass Through Intervening Space (-)
4u 4) Targeted Slow Motion Sphere: Drain SPD 8d6, Ranged (+) (120 Active Points)
5u 5) Time Shift Wall: Force Wall (18 PD/18 ED/5 Mental Defense; 8" long and 2" tall), 8 Continuing Charges lasting 1 Turn each (+0) (119 Active Points)
4u 6) You Can't Party All Night Long: Energy Blast 12d6, No Normal Defense (Life Support: Diminished Sleep or Temporal Powers) (+1) (120 Active Points); 6 Charges (-3/4)
15 Temporal Ring: Elemental Control, 60-point powers, (30 Active Points); all slots OIF (-), Activation Roll 14- (-)
15 1) Anti-Gravity Flight Capability: Flight 18", x4 Noncombat, Reduced Endurance (0END; +) (61 Active Points)
15 2) Personal Time Field: +6 SPD, 12 Continuing Charges lasting 20 Minutes each (+0) (60 Active Points)
15 3) Time Shift Field: Force Field (20 PD/20 ED), Reduced Endurance (0END; +) (60 Active Points)
14 Body Armour: Armor (8 PD/8 ED) (24 Active Points); OIF (-), Real Armor (-)
13 Sealed Systems: Life Support (Safe in High Pressure; Safe in High Radiation; Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense Heat; Safe in Low Pressure/Vacuum; Self-Contained Breathing) (19 Active Points); OIF (-)
29 The Many Lives Of Saxon Durant III: Duplication (Currently Has 4 Duplicates - Next one is due in 2022) (creates 8 460-point Duplicates), Cannot Recombine (+0), Altered Duplicates (100%; +1) (230 Active Points); Extra Time (25 Years, -7)

Tempus Identities: (Saxon Durant III (aged 64), Justin Thyme (aged 44), Nick O. Thyme (aged 24), Jack Thyme (aged 4))

 

Cost

Talents

3

Temporal Anomaly: Absolute Time Sense

Cost

Perks

36

Contact: Southern Cross International (Slavishly Loyal), Organization Contact 14-

4

Contact: Southern Knights (Good Relationship, Tempus ID Only) 11-

10

Money: Wealthy

4

Reputation: Rescue Worker (A large group) 11-, +2/+2d6

Cost

Skills

10

+1 Overall

9

+3 with Temporal Ring Powers

2

Area Knowledge: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 11-

2

Area Knowledge: Sao Paulo, Brazil 11-

3

Breakfall 13-

3

Bureaucratics 12-

3

Computer Programming 14-

3

Cryptography 14-

3

Deduction 14-

3

Electronics 14-

0

Everyman Skills

Area Knowledge: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 11-

Acting 8-

Climbing 8-

Concealment 8-

Conversation 8-

Deduction 8-

Language: English (idiomatic)

Professional Skill: Biophysicist 11-

Paramedics 8-

Persuasion 8-

Shadowing 8-

Stealth 8-

Transport Familiarity: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles

3

Inventor 14-

2

Language: Portuguese (fluent conversation)

3

Mechanics 14-

2

Navigation (Temporal) 14-

3

Paramedics 14-

3

Persuasion 12-

2

Science Skill: Mathematics 11-

3

Science Skill: Temporal Physics 14-

13

Scholar

Knowledge Skill: Gauntlet 14-

Knowledge Skill: Known Uberhumans 14-

Knowledge Skill: Southern Cross International 14-

Knowledge Skill: Southern Knights 14-

Knowledge Skill: Time Travel 14-

3

Security Systems 14-

3

Stealth 13-

2

Survival (Arctic/Subarctic) 14-

3

Systems Operation 14-

5

Teamwork 14-
300+ Disadvantages

15

Dependent NPC: Saxon Durant III, aka Jack Thyme (Aged 4) 8-

10

Distinctive Features: Temporal Anomaly

15

Hunted: Gauntlet 8-

15

Monitored: Australian Government 8-

20

Normal Characteristic Maxima

15

Psychological Limitation: Always Fights Fair

20

Psychological Limitation: Code Against Killing

15

Social Limitation: Harmful Secret (Knowledge And Origins Of The Retro-Virus)

15

Social Limitation: Secret Identity

10

Vulnerability: 2 x STUN Time-Based Attacks
19 Experience Points
 
Characteristics Cost 130 Base Points 300
Powers Cost 192 Disadvantages 150
Talents Cost 3 Experience Points 19
Perks Cost 54 Total Points 469
Martial Arts Cost 0
Skills Cost 90
Total Cost 469
 
Concept Speedster Hair Colour Black
Nationality Australian Eye Colour Blue
Place of Birth Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Height 1.78m / 5' 10"
Date of Birth Complicated Weight 77kg / 170 lbs
 
Background

The great-grandson of Professor Quake, Saxon Durant III was born in 2042. He grew to be a respected physicist and doctor, and in 2082 a retro-ubergene virus was unleashed on Earth, resulting in the immediate deaths of 95% of the world's ubers. As the virus spread, Dr Durant, used an experimental time travelling device to travel back to the past and avert the disaster or develop a vaccine.

He succeeded and thrust himself back one hundred years through time to 1982.

Durant knew that he had to discover a vaccine, as it had earlier been revealed that Professor Quake was responsible for unleashing the virus from deep within the planet. It took decades to seep into the atmosphere but once there it became airborne and spread across the planet, killing ubers in a most painful and destructive manner. Scientists in the future suggested the virus was extra-terrestrial, sealed beneath the planet in case the world was over-run by ubers, which garnered a heated debate over the very origins of the ubergene.

Dr Durant didn't really care about the origins of the virus or the uber gene. He just wanted to neutralise it and save thousands of lives in the future.

He created a secret identity, taking on the name Justin Thyme: a biophysicist. He also became Tempus, a part-time hero of the 1980s. During this time he discovered another version of himself: a newborn who appeared at the same point he originally arrived in 1980. Durant had damaged his own timeline and every twenty years a new Saxon Durant III was born. During the 1990s Tempus retired and the younger Durant took over. But the Durants' real goal was to establish the Southern Cross International organisation and discover the vaccine to the retro-virus. Southern Cross International was a success and drew experts from several fields, most notably medicine, ubergetics and advanced technologies.

In time, Tempus retired again, passing the temporal ring to the younger version, but not before he established the Southern Knights - the team that would include his great grandfather Professor Quake.

Durant has been searching for the antidote for over twenty years and has developed some serums which provide a 60% protection from the virus, but perhaps the best results of his research have been the development of other antidotes and treatments. Southern Cross International has become a leader in future technologies and advanced medicines. And they have contributed to the alleviation of disease in Africa, the Pacific, South-East Asia and South America.

Durant continues his work and realises he still has over 70 years to find a solution, although he wonders what will happen when his original body dies.

Currently there are four Saxon Durant IIIs: aged 64, 44, 24 and 4.

Note: In some timelines, Tempus actually becomes a super villain and returns to the present day to take control of the world. On the few occasions that this occurred, the Southern Knights were able to send him back to his own timeline.

Personality
Durant has lived for thirty eight years in the future and another twenty six in the 'present', making him over sixty years old. Since the timestream was manipulated, however, more Durants seem to be appearing every twenty years effectively creating clones of his body. He has adapted relatively well to his pseudo-immortality and has dedicated his lives to the pursuit of knowledge and improved medical treatments. He co-ordinates Southern Cross International from behind the scenes. He keeps an eye on his grandfather, the first Saxon Durant; as well as Professor Quake who has become suspicious of Southern Cross International. Quake believes there is some kind of conspiracy involved, and Durant worries that the truth may come out.
Quote
"Things change, and that is exactly what I am counting on."
Powers

Durant possesses a single temporal ring which is in dire need of future era repairs. It still functions but is restricted in the variety of effects. It can no longer project Durant through time, but does allow him to create and manipulate 'temporal fields'. He has been known to stop time over a large area but is usually limited to affecting time in small, localised spheres. The ring also allows him to fly and protects him from the rigors of space.

Appearance

Saxon Durant III is an easy going man who possesses over sixty years of experience from two points in time. He currently has four versions of himself in the one era. The eldest is the original and is aged 64 and balding. The next is 44 and takes control of most of Southern Cross International's day to day business. The next is 24 and is the current Tempus, wearing a black, white and blue costume styled on the earlier versions of the hero. The youngest is four years old and is in the care of the 44 year old Saxon's wife, Cassandra.

Durant wears suits at work and is rarely out of the Southern Cross International headquarters in Sydney.