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PEDRA
PEDRA
Neves Felicidade Pereira
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
15 STR 50 19- Lift: 25.6tons; HTH: 10d6; END: [2]
30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7  DCV: 7
10 CON 30 15-
4 BODY 12 11-
4 INT 14 12- PER Roll: 12- / 13- (Alien Sight)
2 EGO 17 12- ECV: 6; Mental Defense: 11
5 PRE 15 12- PRE Attack: 3d6
1 COM 12 11-
5 PD 10   Total: 22 PD (12 rPD)
7 ED 10   Total: 20 ED (10 rED)
10 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
0 REC 23   Running: 6" / 12"
10 END 50   Swimming: 2" / 4"
9 STUN 42   Flight: 15" / 30"
 
PEDRA | Summary
Real Name: Neves Felicidade Pereira Hair Color: Black
Concept: Brick / Mentalist Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Solo Height & Weight: 6' 1" (1.85 m) / 198 lbs (90.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: November 4, 1977
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
Cost Powers END
15 "The Flying Rock": Elemental Control, 30-point powers
15 1) Fast Healer I: (Total: 30 Active Cost, 30 Real Cost) Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 25% (Real Cost: 15) plus Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 25% (Real Cost: 15) 0
5 2) Fast Healer II: 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) 0
15 3) Fast Healer III: +15 REC (30 Active Points) 0
22 4) Flying Rock: Flight 15" (37 Active Points) Usable Underwater (+1/4) 4
18 5) Resilient: Armor (12 PD/10 ED) (33 Active Points) 0
15 6) Stronger: +25 STR, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (37 Active Points); No Figured Characteristics (-1/2) 0
10 7) Tougher: +15 CON (30 Active Points); No Figured Characteristics (-1/2) 0
4 Grounded: Knockback Resistance -2" 0
10 Alien Goggles: Elemental Control, 30-point powers, (15 Active Points); all slots OIF (-1/2)
10 1) Alien Sense: Detect Extraterrestrial Objects and Living Creatures 17- (Unusual Group), Range, Tracking (30 Active Points) 0
10 2) Alien Sight: Spatial Awareness (Sight Group), +1 to PER Roll, Increased Arc Of Perception (360 Degrees) (28 Active Points) 0
8 3) See Around Corners: Clairsentience (Sight Group), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (30 Active Points); Limited Range 12" (-1/4) 0
10 4) Sense The Weakest Point: Find Weakness 11- with All Attacks (30 Active Points) 0
15 5) Probe: Telepathy 8d6 ( Alien and Human classes of minds) (50 Active Points); Eye Contact Required (-1/2), Concentration (1/2 DCV; -1/4) 5
8 Enhanced Psyche: +6 EGO (12 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
5 Protective Goggles I: Sight Group Flash Defense (8 points) (8 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
5 Protective Goggles II: Mental Defense (11 points total) (8 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
3 Protective Goggles III: Hearing Group Flash Defense (5 points) (5 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 0
     
Cost Skills
3 Breakfall 13-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Bissau, Guinea-Bissau 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
PS: Nurse 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
1 Forensic Medicine 8-
10 Linguist
Language: Crioulo (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: English (idiomatic) (4 Active Points)
Language: Portuguese (idiomatic)
Language: Spanish (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
5 Paramedics 13-
6 Scholar
KS: Africa Force (2 Active Points) 11-
KS: Alien Races (7 Active Points); No Conscious Control (-2) 16-
KS: The Legion (2 Active Points) 11-
10 Scientist
SS: Biology 12- (3 Active Points)
SS: Medicine 11- (2 Active Points)
SS: Pharmacology 11- (2 Active Points)
SS: Psychology 11- (2 Active Points)
SS: Trauma Medicine 12- (3 Active Points)
   
200+ Disadvantages
15 Hunted: Legion 8-
15 Hunted: Skellarians 8-
10 Monitored: Africa Force 8-
10 Physical Limitation: Frequent Headaches (As A Result Of The Alien Goggles)
15 Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry Requires Specialist Medical Care
20 Psychological Limitation: Code Against Killing
10 Psychological Limitation: Distrusts Americans
15 Psychological Limitation: Overprotective Of Innocent Bystanders
1 Quirk: Always Seems To Get The Worst Nursing Shifts
1 Quirk: Escapist Dreams
1 Quirk: Father's Reputation Keeps Being Brought Up (She Can Never Do Anything Without Being Compared To Her Father)
1 Quirk: Has A High Opinion Of The Majestic Team
1 Quirk: Has A Strong British Accent (When Speaking English)
5 Reputation: Former Member Of The Legion (Mercenary), 8-
15 Social Limitation: Secret Identity
15 Social Limitation: Weirdness Magnet
0 Experience Points
   
PEDRA | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 112 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 203 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 35 Total Points: 350
Background

The Stone Man was one of the few African heroes of the 1970s, although he quickly moved out of Africa and into Western Europe where he became embroiled in regular superhero action. He was probably best known for battling aliens during the 1970s especially an invasion force in 1977, after which he spent a very long period in space and out of contact with Earth. During this time it is widely believed he fathered quite a number of alien children, although none have presented themselves to Earth as yet.

Just prior to his departure his estranged wife gave birth to Neves, although Stone Man was never to lay eyes on her. Shortly after he returned to Earth in 1983 he was killed in a battle in New York City. The six-year old Neves watched the battle on a taped news report sometime later and was told that the man on the screen was her father.

She began exhibiting uberhuman levels of strength early and everyone expected her to follow in her father's footsteps. She was known widely as 'filha da pedra', the daughter of the stone. Neves never really resented the fact that everyone spoke of her father as if he were a god and that, in comparison, she was something of an embarrassment. Her mother was furious, though, and often publicly criticised the elders for attacking her daughter indirectly through gossip and hearsay. The elders suggested that perhaps it would have been different if Neves had been a boy, or that perhaps it was the mother's fault.

After several years of open fighting with the elders, Neves and her mother moved to London with the help of a member of Majestic who had been friends with Stone Man. Neves went to school and managed to slip seamlessly into the multicultural throng of London. After graduating she went to university and became a nurse.

At twenty years of age, however, Neves was discovered by a band of aliens (who were actually disguised Skellarians) and after being abducted by them and taken to a hidden space ship in orbit, Neves was shown footage of her father slaughtering thousands of aliens on several different worlds. As a nurse she was horrified that her father could have killed so many and with such abandon. She didn't realise it, but the Skellarians wanted to turn her into a weapon against the Earth so that any future invasion would be easier. They hoped that she would go insane and begin a rampage. And if it was successful with Neves they could do the same for any number of other uberhumans.

Neves escaped, although the Skellarians assisted her without her knowledge. She returned to London, confronted Majestic and was told that her father was involved in some kind of massacre in some far away system. Neves fled.

Somehow she ended up in Africa again, and in the employ of The Legion. She worked with them during one assignment only, although the fact that she was once a member has haunted her ever since. After laying low for some time she returned to Guinea-Bissau where she works as the national hero. She refuses to return to London, where she feels Majestic will attempt to capture and imprison her; and she rarely speaks with outsiders, preferring to work alone and hopefully atone for her past and the past of her father.

 

Personality

Pedra is a loner. She is a tireless hero both in her role as Pedra and also as a nurse, but she works as a way to atone for her past. She feels deeply troubled by what she learned aboard the alien space ship and also by the way she acted without thinking and joined the Legion. Although she left the band of mercenaries, and even managed to foil several of their later assignments, she still feels haunted.

Recently she has worked with British troops and medics in the Sudan, but generally she works within the borders of Guinea-Bissau. She dislikes outsiders, particularly Americans who she believes were responsible for her father's death (or at least responsible for not helping to save him). However, she still respects Majestic and the British in general, who offered her and her mother sanctuary in her younger years.

Strangely, since leaving the Skellarian space ship Neves had experienced a series of unusual events and seems to attract weird occurrences. Some have suggested that her father suffered a similar condition, and the more weird things that happen to her the more her life seems to be mimicking that of her father's.

 

Quote

"Blast and double blast! It's not bad enough that mutated buffalo want to stampede the capital, but now they've attracted the bloody CNN vultures."

 

Powers

Pedra has inherited the powers of her father which include uberhuman strength, durability and regenerative powers, as well as the ability to fly. The Stone Man was much more powerful, however, and Pedra is, as yet, unable to survive the rigors of space. Her current strength level enables her to bench press about 30 tons which is about half as much as her father's strength.

After her capture by the Skellarians, Pedra picked up a pair of alien goggles which was not part of the Skellarians' plan. They are intent on recovering the artefact which belongs to an unknown alien race. The goggles provide the wearer with strange pseudo-telepathic powers and Pedra has learned a few tricks such as looking around corners through a kind of psychic sense, the ability to sense objects and creatures which are not of this world, and the ability to communicate with other minds as well as probing for information.

 

Appearance

Pedra wears a costume based on the Guinea-Bissau national flag. She wears a bodysuit divided down the centre with yellow on the right and light green on the left. She wears red trunks with a black star, and a band of red on each shoulder, again, with a black star in the centre. Her alien goggles are a light orange colour, although mostly translucent, and they have darker shells on the side which covers her ears. Something about the goggles seems to assist Neves maintain her secret identity. The lenses obscure some of her features but she believes there is also something about the alien technology which also contributes to the masquerade. She has dark hair which is currently at shoulder length although she has worn her hair very short in the past.

Out of uniform she wears practical clothing which tends to be mildly military in style. Although a young woman her eyes seem to hold a lifetime of misery and knowledge that is best not shared.