Epos
James Evan Caldecott
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
5 STR 60 21- Lift: 102.4tons; HTH: 12d6; END: [3]
15 DEX 15 12- OCV: 5  DCV: 5
10 CON 15 12-
10 BODY 15 12-
4 INT 14 12- PER Roll: 12-
8 EGO 14 12- ECV: 5; Mental Defense: 10
8 PRE 18 13- PRE Attack: 3 1/2d6
0 COM 10 11-
3 PD 6   Total: 30 PD (24 rPD)
3 ED 6   Total: 30 ED (24 rED)
15 SPD 4   Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
0 REC 6   Running: 6" / 12"
5 END 40   Swimming: 2" / 4"
9 STUN 40  
 
Epos | Summary
Real Name: James Evan Caldecott Hair Color: Bald (was Black)
Concept: Brick / Weapon Master Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Riders On the Storm Height & Weight: 6' 3" (1.90 m) / 220 lbs (100 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: American
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
GM: NPC Date of Birth: April 8, 1948
Cost Powers END
15 Spear of Destiny: Elemental Control, 60-point powers, (30 Active Points); all slots OAF (-1)
20 1) Hypnotic Song: Mind Control 12d6 ( Human class of minds), Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (75 Active Points); OAF (-1), Incantations (-1/4) 3
22 2) Paralysing Song: Entangle 3d6, 3 DEF, Based On EGO Combat Value (Mental Defense applies; +1), Area Of Effect (6" Radius; +1), Selective (+1/4) (97 Active Points); OAF (-1), No Range (-1/2), Cannot Form Barriers (-1/4), Incantations (-1/4) 10
13 3) Protection Of The Gods: Armor (16 PD/16 ED), Hardened (+1/4) (60 Active Points); OAF (-1), Not Vs. Magic (-1/4)
12 4) Strength Of The Gods: +45 STR, Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (56 Active Points); OAF (-1), No Figured Characteristics (-1/2) 2
24 5) Thrown Spear: Killing Attack - Ranged 4d6, Armor Piercing (+1/2) (90 Active Points); OAF (-1), Lockout (Reforms After One Phase; -1/2) 9
20 6) Thrust: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 2 1/2d6 (5d6+1 w/STR), Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4), Armor Piercing (+1/2) (70 Active Points); OAF (-1) 3
10 Communicate With Steed: Mind Link , Animal class of minds, One Specific Mind, Psychic Bond
7 Resistant Mind: Mental Defense (10 points total)
14 Body Armour: Armor (8 PD/8 ED) (24 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4)
Cost Talents
3 Aesir's Voice: Perfect Pitch
Cost Perquisites
40 Bard: Follower (Winged Stallion)
Cost Skills
10 +1 Overall
6 +2 with Spear Attacks
3 Acting 13-
3 Artistic Skill: Guitar 12-
4 Artistic Skill: Singing 14-
3 Breakfall 12-
3 Bureaucratics 13-
3 Combat Piloting 12-
3 Deduction 12-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Phoenix, Arizona 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: English (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: Soldier 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
1 KS: Sanction 8-
3 KS: Twentieth Century Music 12-
3 Mimicry 12-
3 Oratory 13-
3 Persuasion 13-
4 Riders On The Storm
Animal Handler (Equines) 13-
Hunted: Sanction 8-
KS: History Of Modern War 11-
KS: Norse Mythology 12-
KS: Vietnam War 14-
Language: Vietnamese (basic conversation)
Navigation (Air) 12-
Psychic Bond: Mind Link With Riders Of The Storm, Any Dimension, Psychic Bond (30 Active Points); Only With Riders (-1), No Mental Awareness (-1/4)
Psychological Limitation: Aggressive In Combat
Psychological Limitation: Believes The System Does Not Work
Riding 12-
Social Limitation: Civilians Just Don't Get It
Survival (Temperate/Subtropical, Tropical) 12-
Tactics 12-
Teamwork 14- (7 Active Points); Only With Other Riders (-1/4)
Tracking 12-
WF: Common Melee Weapons, Common Missile Weapons, Small Arms
0 TF: Flying Beasts
200+ Disadvantages
5 Age: 40+
5 Distinctive Features: Mystic Aura
20 Normal Characteristic Maxima
15 Physical Limitation: Dyslexia
10 Physical Limitation: Nearsighted
5 Psychological Limitation: Feeling His Age
20 Psychological Limitation: Oblivious To Authority
10 Psychological Limitation: Regrets What He Has Become
15 Psychological Limitation: Reluctant To Kill
15 Social Limitation: Wanted Criminal
10 Vulnerability: 2 x STUN Magic-Based Attacks
10 Vulnerability: 2 x BODY Magic-Based Attacks
10 Vulnerability: 2 x Effect Magic-Based Attacks
0 Experience Points
Epos | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 95 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 157 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 3 Total Experience: 0
Perks Cost: 40 Spent Experience: 0
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 55 Total Points: 350
Background

They were supposed to be dead. Heavy gunfire, scathing explosions and screams everywhere. It was 1975 and America had become entrenched in the Vietnam War. Four servicemen, Edison, Haberley, Cohen and Caldecott were among a small platoon decimated along a jungle pass, but instead of being killed, they found themselves lifted into the air by beautiful warrior maidens astride winged horses. It was like something out of a movie, or a fantastic acid trip.

The Valkyrior, or Valkyries, had been ordered to take the four men to Valhalla. Someone had made a mistake. The Asgardians thought that the four men were somehow descendants of Balder the Brave. Loki was implicated in the deception, but whatever the cause, Edison and his men realised they were in danger when they awoke in another world and heard the stories that they were legendary warriors.

Edison knew that when the truth came out they would be killed or sent back to the death which awaited them in the Vietnam jungles. He assessed the situation, judged that their hosts saw they as worthy and honourable, and completely harmless. He used that assumption and ordered his men to steal weapons and mounts and to escape while they were still able. The four military men succeeded in taking possession of mystical weapons left unguarded by their hosts. And they forcibly took winged steeds from the maidens.

Somehow they made it back to Vietnam, where they quickly realised they possessed power undreamt of. Cohen discovered the devastating power of his hammer, laying waste to the jungle and the hidden soldiers. They had become gods amongst men. The military didn't like the fact that Cohen and his men refused to follow orders, and for the next few months the four men lived by their own rules. They had become the Riders of the Storm: Victory, Stormbringer, Epos and Battleaxe.

By the end of 1975 they had realised that their destinies lay beyond what the United States Government wanted. They saw that the young men kept dying and the government kept sending more to replace them. They saw that the soldiers who did return were spurned by the public. It was not honourable.

And so the Riders returned to the United States and began to try and change the world.

They targeted government installations, destroying military production. They targeted the government and its politicians. They became the biggest threat to the United States, a threat which led to the establishment of Sanction.

Over the decades, the Riders have continued being free spirits and have fought for and against the laws of the land. They continue to possess immense power, but their wills are weakening. They are getting old.

And the Asgardians continue to watch and wait.

Retribution will come.

Personality

Caldecott is the most sensitive of the Riders, being a musician and peace-loving hippy before being drafted. He still lives in the 1970s era and regrets most of what has happened since, both on a personal and a world level. He sees the world as deteriorating, and tries to make things right. Lately he has realised that the Riders are also a part of the problem and finds himself growing more and more distant from his team mates, sometimes even resulting in physical blows.

Quote

"Sometimes words can be stronger than the pointy end of a spear. Other times they're not."

Powers

Each of the Riders stole a mystical weapon of immense power. The wielder of the weapon is endowed with godlike strength and durability, but as a result of a Valkyrie curse the protection does not work against magic. The curse has also extended to making the four warriors especially vulnerable to all effects of magic, something which the men are well aware of from close encounters overt the years. If an opponent presents himself as being linked to magic, the Riders will relentlessly attack and destroy that individual. Epos has control of the Spear of Destiny which also allows him to channel his voice for a variety of effects such as taking control of opponents and immobilising them.

Appearance

James Evan Caldecott is in his late fifties but still retains some of his babyface good looks. He has a shaved head, caring eyes and dark skin. On his left arm he has a primitive dragon tattoo design which he gained after returning from Vietnam. His clothes tend to be based on 1970s fashion and he always wears a golden locket and chain, which contains a photograph of his girlfriend from the 1970s who disappeared during his time in Vietnam.