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UMURIRO
Patricia Mekelle
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
15 STR 25 14- Lift: 800.0kg; HTH: 5d6; END: [2]
30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7  DCV: 7
30 CON 25 14-
12 BODY 16 12-
3 INT 13 12- PER Roll: 12-
16 EGO 18 13- ECV: 6; Mental Defence: 9
15 PRE 25 14- PRE Attack: 5d6
4 COM 18 13-
5 PD 10   Total: 30 PD (20 rPD)
5 ED 10   Total: 30 ED (20 rED)
20 SPD 5   Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
0 REC 10   Running: 6" / 12"
25 END 100   Swimming: 2" / 4"
8 STUN 50   Flight: 20" / 80"
 
UMURIRO | Summary
Real Name: Patricia Mekelle Hair Color: None
Concept: Energy Projector Eye Color: Fire
Affiliation: Ruler of Rwanda Height & Weight: 5' 9" (1.74 m) / 209 lbs (95.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Rwandan
Created By: Rodrigo Vergueiro Place of Birth: Byumba, Rwanda
GM: NPC Date of Birth: October 2, 1980
Cost Powers END
115 Fire Control Powers: Multipower, 172-point reserve, (172 Active Points); all slots Side Effect: Enraged 11- (-1/2)
11u 1) Blinding Flash: Sight Group Flash 13d6, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4), Personal Immunity (+1/4), Area Of Effect (10" Radius; +1) (162 Active Points); Side Effect: Enraged 11- (-1/2) 7
8u 2) Fire Blast I: Energy Blast 14d6, Autofire (3 shots; +1/4), Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/2) (122 Active Points); Side Effect: Enraged 11- (-1/2) 4
8u 3) Fire Blast II: Energy Blast 12d6, Area Of Effect (13" Cone; +1) (120 Active Points); Side Effect: Enraged 11- (-1/2) 12
11u 4) Fire Prisons: (Total: 170 Active Cost, 113 Real Cost) Energy Blast 10d6, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Persistent (+1/2), Damage Shield (+1/2) (125 Active Points); Side Effect: Enraged 11- (-1/2) (Real Cost: 62) plus Force Wall (2 PD/12 ED; 5" long and 2" tall) (45 Active Points); Side Effect: Enraged 11- (-1/2) (Real Cost: 22) 4
11u 5) Pyrokinesis / Flame Tendrils: (Total: 172 Active Cost, 108 Real Cost) Telekinesis (60 STR), Affects Porous, Fine Manipulation, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (137 Active Points); Side Effect: Enraged 11- (-1/2) (Real Cost: 68) plus Energy Blast 7d6 (35 Active Points); No Range (Linked To Telekinesis) (-1/2), Side Effect: Enraged 11- (-1/2) (Real Cost: 14) 8
30 Fire Body: Elemental Control, 60-point powers
30 1) Elemental: Life Support (Eating: Character only has to eat once per week; Immunity All terrestrial diseases and biowarfare agents; Immunity: All terrestrial poisons and chemical warfare agents; Longevity: 1600 Years; Safe Environment: Zero Gravity; Safe in High Radiation; Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense Heat; Self-Contained Breathing; Sleeping: Character only has to sleep 8 hours per week) (43 Active Points) 0
90 2) Fiery Aura I: Energy Blast 8d6, Personal Immunity (+1/4), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2), Persistent (+1/2), Damage Shield (Offensive; +3/4) (120 Active Points) 0
30 3) Fiery Aura II: Armor (20 PD/20 ED) (60 Active Points) 0
49 4) Flight of the Phoenix: Flight 20", x4 Noncombat, Usable Underwater (+1/4), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (79 Active Points) 0
20 5) Immunity to Fire and Heat: Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 75% (60 Active Points); Only Versis Fire and Heat (-1/2) 0
5 Elemental Body: Power Defense (5 points) 0
5 Elemental Mind: Mental Defense (9 points total) 0
10 Fire Eyes I: Sight Group Flash Defense (10 points) 0
5 Fire Eyes II: Infrared Perception (Sight Group) 0
     
Cost Perquisites
6 Children of Lord Nkuba: Contact: Ibimanuka (Contact has very useful Skills or resources, Good relationship with Contact) 12-
6 Fortunes of a Nation: Money: Wealthy
10 Ruler of Rwanda: Fringe Benefit: Head of State
   
Cost Skills
12 +4 with any Fire Control Powers
3 AK: Rwanda 12-
3 Breakfall 13-
3 Bureaucratics 14-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Byumba, Rwanda 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
PS: Avatar 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
3 Interrogation 14-
3 KS: History and Culture of Rwanda 12-
3 KS: Nkuba 12-
8 Linguist
Language: English (fluent conversation) (2 Active Points)
Language: French (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
Language: Kinyarwanda (idiomatic)
Language: Kiswahili (completely fluent) (3 Active Points)
3 Oratory 14-
3 Persuasion 14-
9 Power: Fire Powers 16-
3 Seduction 14-
3 Shadowing 12-
3 Stealth 13-
3 Tactics 12-
   
550+ Disadvantages
20 Distinctive Features: Fire Elemental
10 Monitored: African Union 8-
10 Monitored: Sons of Set 8-
10 Monitored: United Nations 8-
20 Physical Limitation: Body Of Fire
20 Psychological Limitation: Determined To Rule The Land
15 Psychological Limitation: Follower Of The Lord Nkuba
10 Psychological Limitation: No Longer Considers Herself Human
10 Reputation: Dictator, 11-
15 Social Limitation: Ruler Of Rwanda
10 Social Limitation: Seen As An Elemental
13 Experience Points
   
UMURIRO | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 188 Base Points: 550
Powers Cost: 438 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 13
Perks Cost: 22 Spent Experience: 13
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 65 Total Points: 713
Background

The legends said that the old Kings of Rwanda had been blessed by fire, being Sons of Nkuba, the Heavenly God of Fire. Fire played a central role in traditional Rwanda, both in ritual and in ordinary life. The fire in the hearth of the houses had to be tended and never be allowed to die, and if it did, then it was to be rekindled as soon as possible, for a fireless home was a lifeless house.

On April 6, 1994, Rwanda started burning in a way that the Gods and the ancients Kings could had never predicted. Brother turned against brother, neighbour against neighbour, friend against friend. The Hutu-led military and Interahamwe militia groups started killing all the Tutsis and Hutu moderates that they could find. The Hutu had always been the majority in the country and still resented the fact that their former colonial masters had given all the political power to the Tutsi minority. When the current president (a Hutu) was killed, the military decided it was time to cleanse Rwanda of all the Tutsis.

Patricia Mekelle was 14 at the time, the daughter of a Tutsi nurse and a Hutu teacher. She was roused from bed by her mother, saying that they had to leave town. Her father had phoned from school saying that he would pick them up with his old car. He warned them not to leave the house because there were militia roadblocks and military patrols springing up everywhere.

Unfortunately, he never arrived. He was shot in a roadblock because a Hutu neighbor had denounced him – after all, he was married to a Tutsi woman. The same neighbor organized a search party in their street, rounding up all the Tutsis. The males of all ages and the old women were to be executed on the spot, but the younger women would be spared for “further entertainment”. Patricia’s mother heard and saw the first shots and the mob on the street, searching the houses. She knew that her husband couldn’t reach home through all those people and decided to act. She took Patricia to the back of the house and helped her climb the wall to the other side, a deserted backstreet. She told her to seek refuge on the town’s church and that she would join her there when her father arrived.

Patricia followed those orders, using the backstreets to reach the church. But she found the building burning, surrounded by military vehicles and soldiers shooting everyone who tried to leave the church. Scared, she slowly made her way back, trying to reach home and warn her parents that their meeting point wasn’t safe. A trip that had taken 15 minutes took almost 2 hours, but she never reached her goal.

Even from a distance she could see the flames engulfing her house and the ones around. She stood there, with her back to a ruined house, watching the fire, not knowing what to do, oblivious to the old jeep coming up the street. It was then that a firm hand grabbed her, pulling her into a door of the house. She landed roughly on the floor, trying to search for the one responsible for that. She found herself surrounded by 4 tall people. They were all dressed in colorful clothes and their black skin was shinning with an inner light. They appeared to be very old, but their voices were filled with power:

“Child, we are the Ibimanuka, Those who came down from Heaven. Lord Nkuba sent us, His Children, to help. The people are returning to their animal ways. The time has come to once again cleanse this land and start afresh.”

Joining their hands, the started chanting in unison, announcing to the heavens that the new champion had been found. And it was also in unison that they said: “Rise, Umuriro. You shall be the avatar of this new age. You will bring the cleansing fire that shapes the future.”

With these words, Patricia found herself back on the street, with a strange fire burning inside and her mind filled with a new mission. The air around her started shimmering and waves of fire flowed from her pores, burning her clothes in a flash. The jeep was parked a few meters from her, filled with startled militia members, who couldn’t stop leering at her naked shimmering body. With a gesture of her wand, she blew up the vehicle, killing everyone inside. After that, Patricia walked home, snuffing the fire that burned her house and finding the remains of her mother, tied to a bed.

Her hatred grew stronger, and so did her fire. Walking slowly through the town, she killed everyone with a weapon. Her cleansing fire didn’t know ethnic groups, killing both Hutus and Tutsis. Taking the road to Kigali, she destroyed every vehicle she encountered, every person armed and every trace of modern civilization that she didn’t deemed useful. U.N. and French forces tried to stop her, but she got rid of them easily.

Reaching the capital she announced that the country was now a Kingdom again and she would protect it until a new King could be “forged from the people” by the Ibimanuka. She warned that further ethnic bloodshed and foreign intervention of any kind would only cause her wrath. The Rwandese accepted her rule out of fear but the neighbouring countries didn’t, and in 1995 both Burundi and Uganda tried to invade Rwanda and were soundly defeated by Umuriro

Since them, the Kingdom of Rwanda has been left alone by everyone. The few visitors and the refugees that leave the kingdom, tell the same stories: a country turned into a kingdom from the old African tales; where the people live peacefully amidst the ruins of cities without electricity or running water. The public order is maintained by an unarmed militia, called the “Sons of Nkuba”, who reports directly to Umuriro. Every year, the capital, Kigali, holds a week of traditional sports games, where all the youths of the kingdom are compelled to participate. The winners are then taken to Umuriro’s residence, were they are further tested by the Ibimanuka, who still search for a new King. They usually don’t survive the tests…

 

Personality

Patricia Mekelle doesn’t exist anymore, only Umuriro. Her body and her knowledge are now used by something very old and unearthly. Her mission is what drives her – stop the bloodshed in her country at any cost and rebuild the Kingdom. A small voice in her head sometimes wonders if she’s doing the right thing, but then she remembers what happened to her mother and to all the other innocents and the fire in her rekindles again.

 

Quote

“My fire will cleanse the land.”

 

Powers

Umuriro is some sort of fire elemental. She can create and manipulate fire at will from her body and from other sources. She’s always surrounded by flames and heat, a very effective protection field. She can also blast fire from her hands and fly.

Although her fire is very hot, it doesn’t burn the ground where she walks nor the people and things around her unless she wants it. The only ones who can touch her body at any time without burning are the four Ibimanuka.

 

Appearance

Umuriro appears as a shapely woman of indeterminate age, surrounded by very vivid flames. The only skin that can be seen looks like a cracked lava flow and her eyes are just bottomless pits of flaming light.