Master Spider
Hu Sei
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
0 STR 10 11- Lift: 100.0kg; HTH: 2d6; END: [1]
30 DEX 20 13- OCV: 7  DCV: 7
0 CON 10 11-
0 BODY 10 11-
8 INT 18 13- PER Roll: 13-
16 EGO 18 13- ECV: 6; Mental Defense: 14
8 PRE 18 13- PRE Attack: 3 1/2d6
0 COM 10 11-
3 PD 5/11   Total: 5/11 PD (0/6 rPD)
3 ED 5/11   Total: 5/11 ED (0/6 rED)
0 SPD 3   Phases: 4, 8, 12
4 REC 6   Running: 6" / 12"
5 END 30   Swimming: 2" / 4"
10 STUN 30   Flight: 6" / 12"
 
Master Spider | Summary
Real Name: Hu Sei Hair Color: White
Concept: Martial Artist Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: Crimson Spider Height & Weight: 5' 3" (1.60 m) / 130 lbs (59.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Date of Birth: October 21, 1938
Created By: Neil M Place of Birth: Canton, People's Republic of China
Cost Powers END
13 An Ch'i Improvised Weapons: Multipower, 20-point reserve, (20 Active Points); all slots OIF (Appropriate Object of Opportunity; -1/2)
1u 1) Club: Hand-To-Hand Attack +4d6 (20 Active Points); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), OIF (Appropriate Object of Opportunity; -1/2) 2
1u 2) Blade/Spike: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 1d6+1 (2d6 w/STR) (20 Active Points); OIF (Appropriate Object of Opportunity; -1/2) 2
1u 3) Polearm: (Total: 20 Active Cost, 10 Real Cost) Hand-To-Hand Attack +3d6 (15 Active Points); Hand-To-Hand Attack (-1/2), OIF (Appropriate Object of Opportunity; -1/2) (Real Cost: 7) plus Stretching 1" (5 Active Points); OIF (Appropriate Object of Opportunity; -1/2) (Real Cost: 3) 2
1u 4) Thrown Blunt Object: Energy Blast 4d6 (20 Active Points); OIF (Appropriate Object of Opportunity; -1/2) 2
1u 5) Thrown Sharp Object: Killing Attack - Ranged 1d6+1 (20 Active Points); OIF (Appropriate Object of Opportunity; -1/2) 2
An Ch'i Powers
40 An Ch'i Knowledge: Find Weakness 13- with All Attacks
10 An Ch'i Leaping: Leaping +10" (12" forward, 6" upward) 1
7 An Ch'i Running: Flight 6" (12 Active Points); Requires A Power Ch'i Roll (-1/2), Only In Contact With A Surface (-1/4) 1
17 An Ch'i Stealth: Invisibility to Sight and Hearing Groups (25 Active Points); Requires A Stealth Roll (-1/2) 2
10 Difficult to Read: (Total: 10 Active Cost, 10 Real Cost) Lack Of Weakness (-5) for Normal Defense (Real Cost: 5) plus Lack Of Weakness (-5) for Resistant Defenses (Real Cost: 5)
12 Iron Shirt: Armor (6 PD/6 ED) (18 Active Points); Requires A Power Ch'i Roll (-1/2)
10 Strength of Mind: Mental Defense (14 points total)
Cost Talents
15 Crimson Spider Combat Awareness: Combat Sense 13-
12 Crimson Spider Defensive Awareness: Combat Luck (6 PD/6 ED)
Cost Martial Arts
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Notes
Crimson Spider An Ch'i
Block 1/2 +2 +2 Block, Abort
Disarm 1/2 -1 +1 Disarm; 50 STR to Disarm
Dodge 1/2 -- +5 Dodge, Affects All Attacks, Abort
Escape 1/2 +0 +0 55 STR vs. Grabs
Flying Kick 1/2 -2 +1 12d6 Strike
Legsweep 1/2 +2 -1 9d6 Strike, Target Falls
Punch 1/2 +0 +2 10d6 Strike
Throw 1/2 +0 +1 8d6 +v/5, Target Falls
Tien-hsueh Strike 1/2 -1 +1 5d6 NND
+6 HTH Damage Class(es)
Weapon Element: Blades, Improvised Melee Weapons, Polearms and Spears
Basic Shot 1/2 +0 +0 Strike, +5 DC
Defensive Shot 1/2 -1 +2 Strike +3 DC
Moving Shot 1/2 -1 +0 Strike +3 DC
Quick Shot 1/2 +1 +0 Strike, +5 DC
+3 Ranged Damage Class(es)
Weapon Element: Improvised Missile Weapons, Javelins and Thrown Spears, Thrown Knives, Axes, and Darts, Thrown Rocks
Cost Skills
30 +3 Overall
20 +4 with Crimson Spider An Ch'i
3 Acting 13-
An Ch'i Skills
Mimicry 13-
SS: Pharmacology/Toxicology 11-
Survival (Temperate/Subtropical) 13-
Tracking 13-
WF: Common Missile Weapons
10 Defense Maneuver I-IV
Everyman Skills
AK: Canton, China
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Mandarin (idiomatic) (4 Active Points)
PS: Assassin
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Custom Adder, Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
Lin Kuei Package
Acrobatics 13-
Breakfall 13-
Bugging 13-
Concealment 13-
Contortionist 13-
Disguise 13-
Fast Draw 13-
Lockpicking 13-
Reputation: Assassin, 8- (Extreme)
Rivalry: Professional (other Martial Artists; Rival is As Powerful; Seek to Outdo, Embarrass, or Humiliate Rival; Rival Aware of Rivalry)l>
Security Systems 13-
Sleight Of Hand 13-
Stealth 13-
WF: Common Martial Arts Melee Weapons, Common Melee Weapons, Small Arms, Garrote
13 Power: Ch'i 18-
3 PS: Martial Arts Master 13-
Scholar
KS: An Ch'i (3 Active Points) 13-
[Notes: An Ch'i Package]
KS: Assassins and Espionage Teams (5 Active Points) 15-
KS: Chinese Herbalism (3 Active Points) 13-
KS: Lin Kuei (3 Active Points) 13-
[Notes: Lin Kuei Package]
KS: Martial Arts World (3 Active Points) 13-
KS: Mercenaries and Assassins World (3 Active Points) 13-
200+ Disadvantages
15 Hunted: The Immortals 8- (Mo Pow, Harshly Punish)
10 Physical Limitation: Age: 67 (60+ Normal Characteristice Maxima) (Infrequently, Greatly Impairing)
20 Physical Limitation: Normal Characteristics Maxima (All the Time, Greatly Impairing)
15 Physical Limitation: Reduced Sense of Hearing (Frequently, Greatly Impairing)
10 Psychological Limitation: Calm and Philosophical (Common, Moderate)
15 Psychological Limitation: Code of the Chinese Master (Common, Strong)
15 Psychological Limitation: Mysterious and Enigmatic (Common, Strong)
15 Psychological Limitation: Street Loyal (Common, Strong)
15 Social Limitation: Known Assassin Master (Occasionally, Severe)
Master Spider | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 87 Base Points: 200
Powers Cost: 124 Disadvantages: 130
Talents Cost: 27 Total Experience: 133
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 133
Martial Arts Cost: 92 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 133 Total Points: 463
Background

Hu Sei was an accomplished Lin Kuei of the Spider's Fang. He was one of the top three students of the clan when the thirty second Master Spider died of a heart attack.

Following the Rites of Leadership, a tome centuries old written by the Founder of the Crimson Spider, the Contest ensued. The three who qualified to become the thirty-third Master Spider set about their self-given missions - each to assassinate a powerful enemy of the Clan.

Upon his return from the assassination of an uber called Golden Dragon who was working for the Red Army, Sei was ambushed by his chief rival, who had himself failed his assassination mission. The two battled high above the Yellow River's Lung Fung Gorge.

While his rival was the more wily of the two, Sei was by far the better at the basics of An Ch'i. And eventually, he struck his opponent in the temple with a thrown coin, giving him a concussion.

Hu Sei has been Master Spider for the past thirty years and has been both a knowledgeable teacher and a wise master.

Written by Neil M.

Personality

Master Spider brooks no disobedience or dishonor from his students of the Crimson Spider Lin Kuei. He will not harshly punish failure in a mission, but will be certain that a student has learned from his mistakes before giving him or her another mission. He rarely is seen excited even when he is elated or severely disappointed.

Quote

"The perfection of your skill in Lin Kuei is less important than your dedication and honor."

Powers

Although age is beginning to slow him down, Master Spider is still the most knowledgeable expert at An Ch'i and Lin Kuei. However, as with many other masters of Chinese martial arts, he will usually let his underlings take care of things. His primary role is as a planner, governor, and teacher.

Appearance

An old man of small stature, Master Spider has an air of both defiance and calm. He wears a simple faded red loose long pants, a white robe, and sandals.

Illustration by Ben Langdon.