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SAHARA
SAHARA
Idrissa Cisse
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
20 STR 30/45 15-/18- Lift: 1600kg/12.8tons; HTH: 6d6/9d6; END: [3/4]
24 DEX 18 13- OCV: 6  DCV: 6
20 CON 20/30 13-/15-
20 BODY 20 13-
5 INT 15 12- PER Roll: 12-
10 EGO 15 12- ECV: 5; Mental Defense: 0
10 PRE 20 13- PRE Attack: 4d6
2 COM 14 12-
6 PD 12   Total: 30 PD (15 rPD)
6 ED 10   Total: 25 ED (10 rED)
12 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
0 REC 10/12   Running: 6" / 12"
5 END 50/70   Swimming: 2" / 4"
5 STUN 50/55  
 
SAHARA | Summary
Real Name: Idrissa Cisse Hair Color: Black
Concept: Brick Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: None Height & Weight: 6' 5" (1.96 m) / 309 lbs (140.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: August 10, 1980
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Bamako, Mali
Cost Powers END
13 Enhanced Constitution: +10 CON (20 Active Points); Linked (Sandstone Armour; -1/2) 0
5 Protection: Life Support (Extended Breathing (1 END / Turn); Safe in High Radiation; Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense Heat) (7 Active Points); Linked (Sandstone Armour; -1/2) 0
25 Sandstone Armour: Armor (15 PD/10 ED) (38 Active Points); Costs Endurance (Only Costs END to Activate; -1/4), Nonpersistent (-1/4) 4
14 Sandstone Fist: Hand-To-Hand Attack +5d6 (25 Active Points); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), Only In Heroic Identity (Sandstone Armour) (-1/4) 2
20 Solar Absorption: Absorption 8d6 (Energy, STUN and END), Can Absorb Maximum Of 60 Points' Worth Of Energy Damage (46 Active Points); Limited Special Effect: Light and Heat-Based Energy Powers Only Common SFX (-1/2), Only Restores To Starting Values (-1/2), Linked (Sandstone Armour; -1/4) 0
7 Stand Against Adversity: Knockback Resistance -5" (10 Active Points); Linked (Sandstone Armour; -1/2) 0
13 Weight Of Sandstone: Density Increase (1,100 kg mass, +15 STR, +3 PD/ED, -3" KB), Costs END Only To Activate (+1/4) (19 Active Points); Linked (Sandstone Armour; -1/2) 1
     
Cost Talents
5 Lightning Transformation: Lightning Reflexes: +5 DEX to act first with Activating Sandstone Armour
   
Cost Perquisites
8 Champion of Mali: Reputation (A medium-sized group) 14-, +4/+4d6
   
Cost Skills
5 +1 with HTH Combat
3 Criminology 12-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Bamako, Mali 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
PS: Private Investigator 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
3 Interrogation 13-
11 Linguist
Language: Arabic (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: Bambara (idiomatic)
Language: English (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: French (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: Swahili (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
2 Navigation (Land) 12-
3 Paramedics 12-
9 Scholar
KS: Criminal Law (3 Active Points) 12-
KS: Criminal Underworld of Mali (2 Active Points) 11-
KS: Government of Mali (2 Active Points) 11-
KS: Islam (2 Active Points) 11-
KS: Police Culture and Customs (2 Active Points) 11-
1 Streetwise 8-
2 Survival (Desert) 12-
3 Tactics 12-
3 Tracking 12-
   
150+ Disadvantages
10 Dependent NPC: Police Officer Of The Week 11-
10 Distinctive Features: Large, Athletic Woman
25 Hunted: Sons of Set 8-
15 Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry Requires Specialist Medical Care
20 Psychological Limitation: Code Against Killing
15 Psychological Limitation: Disciplines Of Faith (Muslim)
15 Psychological Limitation: Will Not Leave Anyone Behind
1 Quirk: Admires Africa Force But Would Never Join Because She Avoids International Politics
1 Quirk: Dislikes Gambling
1 Quirk: Lives Simply (Her Home Is Very Spartan)
1 Quirk: Proud Of Being Mali's Hero (And Perhaps A Little Sensitive About Being Overlooked If People Forget It)
1 Quirk: Tends To Babysit Police Officers, Especially Young Recruits
15 Social Limitation: Public Identity
10 Vulnerability: 2 x BODY Electricity-Based Powers
10 Vulnerability: 2 x STUN Electricity-Based Powers
0 Experience Points
   
SAHARA | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 145 Base Points: 150
Powers Cost: 97 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 5 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 8 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 45 Total Points: 300
Background

Idrissa Cisse is the daughter of a third-generation law enforcement officer and grew up with a high regard for law and order, although it was clear from a very early age that she would never follow in the footsteps of her male relatives, despite her overwhelming desire to do so.  She found work at a local police station as a secretary, but her large size and intimidating family connections soon ended that career.  At the suggestion of her grandmother, who was an amateur armchair detective, Idrissa opened up a private investigator's office in Bamako with a male partner.  The partner was a hopeless drunk, but by having his name of the company letter head, Idrissa managed to secure some assignments.  Her father was furious and told her that she was insulting the police profession.  She was on the verge of giving up when, during one investigation Idrissa found herself uncovering a plot by the Sons of Set to poison the Bamako water supply.  She had no back-up as her partner was unconscious back at the office with his hand clutching a bottle of whiskey, so she confronted the saboteurs single-handedly.  Despite her best efforts she was bundled up and thrown into the water supply inside a chemical drum.  She experienced the obligatory flashbacks as she felt death approaching, but rather than die she gathered strength from the family line and her ubergene activated, granting her the ability to transform into living sandstone.

She smashed her way out of the drum but found herself at the bottom of the reservoir, unable to swim to the surface.  She calmed herself and managed to revert back to her human form which then allowed her to swim to safety.  Once back on land she focussed her thoughts and called in the police, but she also knew she had enough time to capture the saboteurs herself.  She transformed again into her sandstone form and beat them senseless.  When the police arrived she stood before them with the saboteurs, proudly displaying her new look.

Within days she was back on good terms with the police force and the Chief of Police and Minister of Defence had her appearing in public to stir the country's confidence.  She has become a solid symbol for her people and has defended Mali from all manner of threats, most often having something to do with the nearby Sons of Set.

 

Personality

Sahara is a bigger than life symbol for Mali and she has been determined to achieve such a status.  While she is now the darling of the government and Ministry for Defence, she still remembers the ill feelings towards her before she became an uberhuman.  She has a developed a tendency to baby the police officers around her, so while she does manage to rescue them frequently they rarely thank her for her timely intervention.  This uneasiness within the force is something she has grown to accept, and she looks at the other police officers as being somewhat lacking in moral fibre and professionalism anyway.  She tolerates them but knows deep down that she is the one who is holding everything together.

Idrissa is a devout Muslim and between her job and her faith she really has very little time to devote to other pursuits.  She is vehemently against gambling in any forms and is a vocal opponent of alcohol, especially when sold to minors.  While she has worked briefly with Africa Force, she refuses to join them because she sees them as being too caught up in international politics and intrigue - usually at the expense of protecting the world around them.  She has, however, developed a close friendship with Peacemaker, and the Tsholofelo family has helped create synthetic clothing which is able to withstand her metamorphosis into Sahara.

 

Quote

Our people have been here since the dawn of time, we don't need your kind of interference and 'help' here....." (heavy sarcasm on the 'help' part)

 

Powers

Sahara is able to grow living sandstone over her entire body which endows her with uberhuman strength, enable her to lift in excess of 12 tons, and provides her with extensive resistance to physical attacks.  While in her sandstone form she weighs close to a ton and is able to draw energy from the sun.  She generally uses her brawn to pummel her opponents into submission and has a wicked punch which is capable of collapsing buildings and denting armoured tanks.

Appearance

Even before she became Sahara, Idrissa Cisse was an imposing woman at 6'5" and looking like a weight lifter.  She intimidates most of her erstwhile police colleagues and no longer cares about it, seeing herself as now being beyond the confines of normality.  She wears the costume she received from Africa Force as her regular clothes are not able to withstand her transformation into Sahara.

As Sahara she appears to be covered in a thick but flexible sandstone.  Her face is also covered but it is still possible to discern her eyes, nose and mouth.  Her costume is a flexible black leotard and boots, with red headscarf and belt sash.  Over this she wears a soft yellow hajib and robe.