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OCTLANA
OCTLANA
Octlana
 
Cost

Characteristic

Value Roll Notes
40 STR 70 23- Lift: 409.6tons; Dice: HTH Damage 14d6 END [7]

30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7   DCV: 7
36 CON 33 16-
6 BODY 18 13-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll 12-/15-
0 EGO 10 11- ECV: 3
10 PRE 20 13- PRE Attack: 4d6
0 COM 10 11-
0 PD 32   Total: 32 PD (20 rPD)
0 ED 27   Total: 27 ED (20 rED)
10 SPD 4   Mental Defense: 0
0 REC 19   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
0 END 66   Running: 6" (12" NC)
0 STUN 65   Swimming: 2" (4" NC)
 

Cost

Powers

END

50 Big Brick Tricks: Multipower, 50-point reserve
2u 1) Big Roll-Up I: Entangle 5d6, 5 DEF (50 Active Points); No Range (-1/2), Limited Power - Requires 2 Tentacles (-1/2), Object of Opportunity (-1/2) 5
2u 2) Big Roll-Up II: Force Wall (8 PD/8 ED; 4" long and 3" tall) (50 Active Points); Object of Opportunity (-1/2), No Range (-1/2), Limited Power - Requires 4 Tentacles (-1/2) 5
2u 3) Clear the Room: for 35 STR, Area Of Effect (up to 8" Cone; +1) (35 Active Points); Limited Power Requires 4 Tentacles (-1/2), Limited Range (5"; -1/4)
1u 4) Just Give Me a Moment: +15 REC (30 Active Points); Limited Power - Only when taking a full-phase recovery (-1)
1u 5) Reactive Grasping: Clinging (normal STR), Damage Shield (+1/2) (15 Active Points); Costs Endurance (-1/2) 1
2u 6) Squish: for 35 STR, No Normal Defense (Rigid Armor; +1) (35 Active Points); Limited Power Must Follow Grab (-1/2)
2u 7) Sweep: for 45 STR, Area Of Effect (up to One Hex; +1/2) (22 Active Points)
15 Octlan Physiology: Elemental Control, 30-point powers
10 1) Aerosolized Ink: Darkness to Sight Group 3" radius (30 Active Points); 6 Continuing Charges lasting 1 Turn each (-1/4), Limited Range (-1/4)
16 2) Defensive Secretions I: Force Field (10 PD/10 ED/5 Power Defense), Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (31 Active Points) 1
10 3) Defensive Secretions II: Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% (30 Active Points); Nonpersistent (-1/4), Linked - Defensive Secretions I (-1/4)
5 4) Fast Healer: Healing 1 BODY, Can Heal Limbs, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Persistent (+1/2) (30 Active Points); Extra Time (Regeneration-Only) 1 Turn (Post-Segment 12) (-1 1/4), Self Only (-1/2)
15 5) Compressed Gas Production and Expulsion: Flight 11", Usable Underwater (+1/4) (27 Active Points) 3
15 6) Rubbery Skin: Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% (30 Active Points)
9 7) Tentacles: Stretching 5", Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (31 Active Points); Limited Body Parts: Tentacles (-1/4), No Velocity Damage (-1/4), no Noncombat Stretching (-1/4) 1
15 8) Thick Skin: Armor (10 PD/10 ED) (30 Active Points)
19 9) Thrives in the Harshest Environments: Life Support (Eating:: Character does not eat; Immunity:: All terrestrial poisons and chemical warfare agents; Longevity:: 200 Years; Safe Environment: Zero Gravity; Safe in High Pressure; Safe in High Radiation; Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense Heat; Safe in Low Pressure/Vacuum; Self-Contained Breathing) (34 Active Points)
Octlan Species Package
10 1) +10 STR 1
10 2) +5 CON
10 3) +5 BODY
5 4) Tentacles (8 total): Extra Limbs (4)
-15 5) Distinctive Features: Large, Octopus-like Species (Not Concealable, Always Noticed, Detectable with Commonly-used Senses, Not Distinctive in Some Cultures) (-15 Active Points)
-10 6) -2 DCV vs. All Attacks (-10 Active Points)
-4 7) +2 PER rolls Against (-4 Active Points)
Olfactory Species
[Notes: Normal Smell is: Sense, Ranged, 360 Degees]
5 1) Discriminatory with Normal Smell
3 2) +3 PER with Normal Smell
10 3) Targeting with Normal Smell
12 Comes from a Heavy Gravity, High Pressure Planet: for 50 STR: STR, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (12 Active Points)
7 Dense Musculature: +10 STR (10 Active Points); No Figured Characteristics (-1/2) 1
10 Suckers on Tentacles: Clinging (normal STR)
10 Well Insulated: Power Defense (10 points)
 

Cost

Talents

9

Ambidexterity (no Off Hand penalty)

4

Double Jointed

2

Environmental Movement (no penalties in Liquids)

Cost

Skills

4

+2 with Grab

3

Breakfall 13-

3

Concealment 12-

3

Contortionist 13-

3

Deduction (Intuitive) 12-

Every Octlan Skills

AK: Oct Jov

Acting 8-

Concealment 8-

Conversation 8-

Deduction 8-

Language: Octlan (idiomatic, olfactory language)

PS: (profession) (Custom Adder) 11-

Paramedics 8-

Persuasion 8-

Shadowing 8-

Stealth 8-

3

Hoist

2

Language: Olfactory Languages (fluent conversation)

1

Language: Union Common (basic conversation)

3

Power: Brick Tricks 13-

Scholar

KS: Botany (3 Active Points) 12-

KS: Gasses (3 Active Points) 12-

KS: Liquids (3 Active Points) 12-

KS: Scent Interpretation (3 Active Points) 12-

KS: Scents (3 Active Points) 12-

KS: Secretions (3 Active Points) 12-

3

Sleight Of Hand 13-

3

Stealth 13-

Stellar Shield Team Package

Computer: Stellar Shield Communications Pod

Contact: Ord Hlrang, UCW Stellar Shield liaison (Contact has access to major institutions, Contact has: useful Skills or resources) 11-

Fringe Benefit: Membership, Stellar Shield (Access to Base and Lander)

Fringe Benefit: Security Clearance (UCW Defense Force)

Hunted: The Union of Civilized Worlds 11- (Mo Pow, NCI, Watching)

Reputation: Champions of the UCW (A large group) 11-, +4/+4d6

Social Limitation: Minor Celebrity of the UCW (Frequently, Major, Not Limiting In Some Cultures)

Social Limitation: Subject to Orders (Very Frequently, Major)

Systems Operation 12-

TF: Science Fiction & Space Vehicles

Teamwork 13-
275+ Disadvantages

25

Hunted: Enemies of the UCW (Floating Hunted) 8- (Mo Pow, NCI, PC has a Public ID or is otherwise very easy to find, Harshly Punish)

15

Physical Limitation: Cannot Lie with Coloration or Scent (All the Time, Slightly Impairing)

10

Physical Limitation: Heavy (Frequently, Slightly Impairing)

10

Physical Limitation: Invertebrate (Infrequently, Greatly Impairing)

20

Psychological Limitation: Code vs. Killing (Common, Total)

5

Psychological Limitation: Frugal (Uncommon, Moderate)

20

Psychological Limitation: Takes Her Responsibilities Seriously (Common, Total)

10

Psychological Limitation: Touchy-Feely (Common, Moderate)

15

Social Limitation: Easy to Read (Frequently, Major)

10

Social Limitation: Frightens Animals and Small Children (Frequently, Minor)

15

Social Limitation: Public Identity (Very Frequently, Minor)

20

Vulnerability: 2 x Effect Sight Flash (Common)
0 Experience Points
 
Characteristics Cost 121 Base Points 275
Powers Cost 254 Disadvantages 175
Talents Cost 15 Experience Points 0
Perks Cost 0 Total Points 450
Martial Arts Cost 0
Skills Cost 60
Total Cost 450
 
Concept Brick/Metamorph Hair Colour None
Nationality Octlan Eye Colour Black
Place of Birth Oct Jov Height 4.00 m/13' 1"
Date of Birth UY 976.02.20 Weight 2000.00 kg/4409 lbs
 
Background

Species Background:

The Octlan species inhabit heavy gravity gas giant planets. More specifically, they have evolved to inhabit planets with sufficient gravity and pressure to compress noxious atmospheric gasses into liquid seas. The planet Octlana comes from is among the largest and harshest of the colonized Octlan planets it is only slightly smaller than Earth's sun.

The Octlan are a peaceful and reclusive species. Their technology is below average and their worlds have little in the way of resources to exploit, so there is little reason for other species to seek them out.

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Character Background:

The small, spherical pod drifted slowly downwards until it stopped and hovered 3 meters above the ground. Ord Hlrang sniffed the air and smiled. The greeting scent from the lone passenger was beautiful, complex, and full of unabashed excitement. The interpretation that the comm translator provided seemed dreadfully dull and formal by comparison. He stepped back from the platform and motioned for the other members of the greeting party to do likewise.

A hatch, no more than 2 meters across slid back on the bottom of pod, revealing a single eye that half filled the opening. The tip of a tentacle slid out, followed by 7 others, and finally the head of the Octlan slid through the hatch as well. She was young by Octlan standards, but she was quite large, even for a female. Her head sack alone was larger than any 2 of the species in attendance and her tentacles, though drawn up as she bowed in deference, spilled out over the edges of the platform.

The Octlan reached out to offer a submissive tentacle for each of the members of the greeting party to step on as the comm translator droned on, "I am Octlana. I am here at the behest of my people to serve faithfully and well in the capacity of Stellar Shield applicant. I am grateful for this opportunity you have afforded me and it is my most fervent hope that I will prove to be of some value in this capacity."

Ord Hlrang caught Octlana's eye and winked. She blushed to a mottled pink and white complexion, but in her heart she felt it was the proudest moment of her existence.

Personality
Octlana is an open book, if one knows how to read her. Her every mood flashes across her skin and wafts out from her scent glands. Unfortunately, UCW comm translator technology is woefully insufficient at expressing either the depth or breadth of her language. She is also, in a word, touchy-feely. She loves physical contact, and she is very emotional and expressive by nature.

Octlana is not much of a deep thinker, but she has a very well developed sense of intuition and she trusts her feelings to help her make sense of the habits and customs of other species.
Quote
"Go ahead, admit it, you really wish you were home cooking dinner right about now."
Powers

Octlana is immensely strong and her dense, rubbery skin is resistant to most any physical or energy damage. Those attributes alone would make her a formidable hand to hand combatant, but she also has over a billion of years of evolution (as all Octlan do) providing her with specialized senses, a nearly inescapable grip, defensive ink clouds, and a couple of extra limbs to work with.

In addition, Octlana has spent countless hours training with several Stellar Shield and Galactic Guard instructors to learn to use her strength, bulk, and tentacles to her advantage.

Appearance

Octlana is one of those beings it would be much quicker to go over than around. While she measures out at over 4 meters tall, if she fans out her tentacles she can cover almost 25 meters in diameter. If necessary though, she can fit into spaces measuring less than 2 meters across.

Octlana has thick, rubbery, slimy skin that changes color and texture with her mood and she has huge, dark eyes that are nearly half a meter wide. In the years she has spent in the Stellar Shield Reserves, Octlana has practiced using the muscles in the skin above and below her eyes to help with communication with more visually-oriented species. She has become competent with many "looks" including a doubting "raised eyebrow," a half-lidded sultry stare, and a particularly intimidating "deeply furrowed brow."

Octlana does not wear a costume or clothing of any sort.