Monkey
Xu Shu-sai
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
10 STR 20 13- Lift: 400.0kg; HTH: 4d6; END: [2]
54 DEX 28 15- OCV: 9  DCV: 9
20 CON 20 13-
4 BODY 12 11-
8 INT 18 13- PER Roll: 13-
16 EGO 18 13- ECV: 6; Mental Defense: 9
5 PRE 15 12- PRE Attack: 3d6
0 COM 10 11-
8 PD 12   Total: 12 PD (10 rPD)
8 ED 12   Total: 12 ED (10 rED)
12 SPD 5   Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
4 REC 10   Running: 12" / 24"
0 END 40   Swimming: 2" / 4"
3 STUN 35   Flight: 20" / 40"
 
Monkey | Summary
Real Name: Xu Shu-sai Hair Color: Bald
Concept: Martial Artist / Mystic Eye Color: Brown
Affiliation: The Immortals Height & Weight: 5' 6" (1.68 m) / 143 lbs (65.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Chinese
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Shanghai, China
GM: NPC Date of Birth: October 9, 1964
Cost Powers END
160 Chinese Sorcery: Variable Power Pool (Magic Pool), 80 base + 80 control cost, No Skill Roll Required (+1) (160 Active Points)
0 1) Arms Of Chang Tao-ling: Stretching 3", Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (22 Active Points); Limited Body Parts (Arms Only; -1/4), no Noncombat Stretching (-1/4) Real Cost: 15
0 2) Beans Into Men: Summon 8 200-point Warriors (55 Active Points); Extra Time (1 Minute, -1 1/2), OAF Expendable (Difficult to obtain new Focus; -1 1/4) Real Cost: 15 5
0 3) Breath Of Cheng Lun: Killing Attack - Ranged 2d6 (30 Active Points); Gestures (-1/4), No Knockback (-1/4) Real Cost: 20 3
0 4) Breath Of Ch'en Chi: Killing Attack - Ranged 3d6, Personal Immunity (+1/4), Area Of Effect (One Hex; +1/2) (79 Active Points); No Range (-1/2), Gestures (-1/4), No Knockback (-1/4) Real Cost: 39 8
0 5) Breath Of Feng-lin: Darkness to Sight Group and Normal Smell 4" radius, Personal Immunity (+1/4) (54 Active Points); No Range (-1/2), Gestures (-1/4) Real Cost: 31 5
0 6) Bridge Of Magpies: Flight 20", Usable By Other (+1/4), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (70 Active Points); OAF Expendable (Difficult to obtain new Focus; -1 1/4), Characters May Only Fly By Walking Where The Bridge Allows Them To Walk (-1) Real Cost: 21
0 7) Celestial Lotus Of Invulnerability: Force Wall (12 PD/12 ED) (60 Active Points); OAF Expendable (Difficult to obtain new Focus; -1 1/4) Real Cost: 27 6
0 8) Hua Ren's Spell Of The Useless Wall: Desolidification (40 Active Points); Does Not Protect Against Damage (-1) Real Cost: 20 4
0 9) Sign Of Chang Kuo: Invisibility to Sight Group , No Fringe, Reduced Endurance (0 END; +1/2) (45 Active Points) Real Cost: 45
23 Magical Reed Rope: Entangle 5d6, 5 DEF, Affects Desolidified Any form of Desolidification (+1/2) (75 Active Points); 1 Recoverable Charge (-1 1/4), OAF (-1)
5 Mystic Shields I: Mental Defense (9 points total)
5 Mystic Shields II: Power Defense (5 points)
10 Pain Resistance: Damage Resistance (10 PD/10 ED)
12 Swift Movements: Running +6" (12" total) 1
Cost Martial Arts
Maneuver Phase OCV DCV Notes
51 Kung Fu
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 4d6 NND
+4 HTH Damage Class (already added in)
Cost Skills
24 +3 with All Combat
3 Acrobatics 15-
3 Acting 12-
3 Breakfall 15-
3 Climbing 15-
3 Concealment 13-
3 Contortionist 15-
10 Defense Maneuver I-IV
0 Everyman Skills
Acting 8-
Area Knowledge: Shanghai, China 11-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: Mandarin Chinese (idiomatic)
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Professional Skill: Traditional Chinese Healer 11-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
1 Language: English (basic conversation)
3 Medical Doctor
Deduction 13-
Doctorate In Medicine
Forensic Medicine 13-
Licensed to Practice Medicine in China
PS: Physician 11-
Paramedics 13-
Social Limitation: Occupation (Doctor)
23 Scholar
KS: Arcane and Occult Lore 13-
KS: Buddhism 15-
KS: Chinese Healing 13-
KS: Chinese History 13-
KS: Chinese Sorcery 15-
KS: Philosophy 13-
KS: Public Relations 13-
KS: The World Of Magic 13-
8 Scientist
SS: Medicine 13-
SS: Pharmacology 11-
SS: Physiology 11-
SS: Ubergenetics 11-
3 Shadowing 13-
3 Stealth 15-
3 Streetwise 12-
2 The Immortals Package
AK: China 14-
Communicator: HRRP (12 Active Points); OIF (-1/2)
Money: Well Off
Monitored: Gang Of Five 14-
Monitored: Worldwide Media 8-
National Police Powers
Reputation: The Heroes Of China 14-, +3/+3d6
Teamwork 8-
350+ Disadvantages
10 Distinctive Features: Obvious Mystical Aura
15 Hunted: Mystery 8-
10 Physical Limitation: Frequent Nightmares
10 Psychological Limitation: Calm And Philosophical
20 Psychological Limitation: Honourable
20 Psychological Limitation: Vow Of The Buddhist Monk
10 Reputation: Powerful Mystic, 11-
10 Rivalry: Professional (Other Powerful Mystics)
15 Social Limitation: Celebrity
15 Social Limitation: Disciplines Of Faith
15 Social Limitation: Public Identity
Monkey | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 152 Base Points: 350
Powers Cost: 215 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 16
Perks Cost: 0 Spent Experience: 16
Martial Arts Cost: 51 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 98 Total Points: 516
Background

Xu was born just prior to the Cultural Revolution in China and his father, and then his mother, were imprisoned for involvement in counter-revolutionary movements. Xu was sent to an uncle where he grew up as a virtual house servant. Neither his mother or father ever left the prisons, reports of their deaths ranged from accidental causes to disease to suicide. Xu had become accustomed to his new existence and never questioned what he had been told. When he was fourteen, however, he was abducted by a man calling himself Chuang Tang, and taken to a reclusive monastery near the Tibetan border, where he was introduced to the mystical paths of Hua Ren.

Astrologers had indicated that Xu would play an important part in the liberation of the Chinese people, but his training was disrupted by the Red Army which discovered the monastery's secret purpose and destroyed it. Xu escaped with a handful of others and travelled to Tibet where he came to learn the teachings of Buddhism.

But the teachings of Hua Ren would not leave him, and Xu began to attract all kinds of unusual creatures and situations, so much so that his peers began to avoid him and called him the cursed one. Nonetheless, Xu continued to learn the ways of Buddha, and found some semblance of peace. It was 1990, and Xu was now a young man. He decided to return to China, and although he had only mastered a hint of the mystical powers of Hua Ren he felt that enlightenment could be found by further study of magic. He travelled throughout the western regions of China searching for teachers, but none could offer him any advanced insights. He had already surpassed them without formal training. And so, Xu turned to the spirit world. He made pledges to ancient spirits of dubious intentions and managed to gain further knowledge.

The spirits had managed to twist his mind in a way, turning his nights into living terrors. During the day, Xu was calm and philosophical; but when he slept, he battled the darker side of his humanity and the assembled dark spirits. Rather than go mad, however, Xu saw this as a kind of balance which would bring purity and peace. He would be in control of his mind and life during the light, and would have to battle to maintain that control during the dark.

When the Immortals were being reorganised, Xu happened to have made a public appearance in Shanghai, beating back a wave of dark rodent-like demons. He normally battled against evil in his secret ways, but the media had taken an interest, and through them, the government. Xu was hunted down and offered a position on the new team. At first he had thought to decline, but then he realised his life was a constant process of change, and that such a change as working with a government sponsored team might lead to further enlightenment.

Personality

Xu is a devout follower of Buddhism and finds positives in everything, even the most hideous of demons. He is mature and wise, having had a plethora of traumatic and wonderful experiences to draw upon. He projects an aura of calm which has been quite useful on the Immortals team, and has taken to watching over the younger team members. Xu is not a devoted follower of the regime, but is also not interested in overthrowing it like the astrologers foretold. He is content to live his life, fight his battles, and bring about a better understanding of life's mysteries.

Quote

"You have mistaken evil for confusion.

Powers

Xu is a powerful mystic, having trained with Master Hua Ren before his death, as well as the unnamed spirits of chaos. He is able to manipulate, or weave, the magic into a variety of effects. in addition to his knowledge of Chinese sorcery, Xu also possesses a magical reed rope which is able to ensnare even the most aggressive and violent of opponents. He is also, incidentally, a master of Kung Fu.

Appearance

Xu is an athletic man in his early forties, but is stronger and more resilient than many men half his age. He has shaved his head since he was twenty-two and keeps his body free from harmful substances or other violations. As Monkey, he wears form-fitting black trousers with the Monkey symbol, but is otherwise naked. Out of uniform he wears robes of varying colour. He can appear older or younger, depending on his current disposition.