Professor Quake
Professor Thomas Durant
Cost Characteristic Value Roll Notes
5 STR 15 12- Lift: 200.0kg; HTH: 3d6; END: [1]
21 DEX 17 12- OCV: 6  DCV: 6
28 CON 24 14-
0 BODY 10 11-
13 INT 23 14- PER Roll: 14-
16 EGO 18 13- ECV: 6; Mental Defense: 0
8 PRE 18 13- PRE Attack: 3 1/2d6
1 COM 12 11-
5 PD 8   Total: 16/31 PD (8/23 rPD)
3 ED 8   Total: 16/31 ED (8/23 rED)
23 SPD 5   Phases: 3, 5, 8, 10, 12
0 REC 8   Running: 6" / 12"
6 END 60   Swimming: 2" / 4"
12 STUN 42   Flight: 26" / 1664"
Professor Quake | Summary
Real Name: Professor Thomas Durant Hair Color: Auburn
Concept: Energy Blaster Eye Color: Blue
Affiliation: Gauntlet Height & Weight: 5' 9" (1.75 m) / 172 lbs (78.00 kg)
Played By: NPC Nationality: Australian
Created By: Ben Langdon Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
GM: NPC Date of Birth: July 30, 1960
Cost Powers END
107 Earthquake Powers: Multipower, 150-point reserve, all slots Reduced Endurance (1/2 END; +1/4) (187 Active Points); all slots Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Only When In Contact With The Ground (-1/4)
7u 1) Arms of Stone: Telekinesis (50 STR), Area Of Effect (8" Radius; +1) (150 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Physical Manifestation (-1/4), Only When In Contact With The Ground (-1/4) 7
7u 2) Calm the Mother: Suppress Earthquakes 8d6, MegaScale (1" = 1 km; +1/4), Area Of Effect (11" Radius; +1), Cumulative (768 points; +1 1/2) (150 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Concentration (1/2 DCV; -1/4), Only When In Contact With The Ground (-1/4) 7
5u 3) Earth Shock: Killing Attack - Ranged 4d6+1, Area Of Effect (7" Radius; +1) (130 Active Points); Only Damages Targets Attached to the Ground (-1/2), No Range (-1/2), Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Only When In Contact With The Ground (-1/4) 6
9u 4) Entombment: Entangle 8d6, 8 DEF (Stops A Given Sense Group Hearing Group, Stops A Given Sense Group Sight Group), Area Of Effect (One Hex; +1/2) (150 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Only When In Contact With The Ground (-1/4) 7
8u 5) Render Earth and Stone: Tunneling 10" through 18 DEF material, Fill In, Usable Simultaneously (up to 4 people at once; +3/4) (147 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Only When In Contact With The Ground (-1/4) 7
8u 6) Rock Missiles: Energy Blast 13d6, No Range Modifier (+1/2), Indirect (Any origin, any direction; +3/4) (146 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Only When In Contact With The Ground (-1/4) 7
4u 7) Rock Sleds: Flight 16", x16 Noncombat, Usable Simultaneously (up to 4 people at once; +3/4) (82 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Physical Manifestation (-1/4), Cannot Achieve an Altitude Greater Than 5" (-1/4), Only When In Contact With The Ground (-1/4) 4
8u 8) Shockwave: Energy Blast 9d6, No Range Modifier (+1/2), Double Knockback (+3/4), Area Of Effect (21" Cone; +1) (146 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Only When In Contact With The Ground (-1/4) 7
8u 9) Tremors: Tremors: Change Environment 128" radius (+15 Points of Telekinetic STR, -2 OCV, -2 DCV, -4" Running) (140 Active Points); Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Only When In Contact With The Ground (-1/4) 7
7u 10) Wall of Stone: Force Wall (14 PD/13 ED/10 Flash Defense: Sight Group/10 Flash Defense: Hearing Group), Hardened (+1/4) (150 Active Points); No Range (-1/2), Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Only When In Contact With The Ground (-1/4) 7
10 The Quake Belt: Elemental Control, 30-point powers, (15 Active Points); all slots OIF (-1/2)
10 1) Force Blast: Energy Blast 6d6 (30 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 3
10 2) Personal Force Field: Force Field (15 PD/15 ED) (30 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 3
10 3) Projected Levitation: Flight 10", x8 Noncombat (30 Active Points); OIF (-1/2) 3
10 Absorption Field: Knockback Resistance -10" (20 Active Points); Linked (Personal Force Field; -1/2), Costs Endurance (-1/2) 2
8 Life Support Field: Life Support (Safe in High Pressure; Safe in Intense Cold; Safe in Intense Heat; Safe in Low Pressure/Vacuum; Self-Contained Breathing) (17 Active Points); Linked (Personal Force Field; -1/2), Costs Endurance (-1/2) 2
11 Power Battery: Endurance Reserve (90 END, 5 REC) (14 Active Points); IIF (-1/4) 0
17 Hard Body Armour: Armor (8 PD/8 ED), Hardened (+1/4) (30 Active Points); OIF (-1/2), Real Armor (-1/4) 0
Cost Perquisites
12 Insider: Contact: Enigma 14-
2 Leading Expert: Reputation: Leading Seismologist (A small to medium sized group) 14-, +2/+2d6
9 Secret Clearence: Access: Southern Cross International (Hidden (-5 to Skill Rolls))
10 Tenure: Money: Wealthy
Cost Skills
20 +2 Overall
1 AK: Sao Paulo, Brazil 8-
3 Bureaucratics 13-
3 Computer Programming 14-
3 Cryptography 14-
0 Everyman Skills
AK: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 11-
Acting 8-
Climbing 8-
Concealment 8-
Conversation 8-
Deduction 8-
Language: English (Idiomatic, native accent)
[Notes: Native Language]
PS: Geophysicist 11-
Paramedics 8-
Persuasion 8-
Shadowing 8-
Stealth 8-
TF: Small Motorized Ground Vehicles
[Notes: Custom Mod is Everyman Skill]
3 KS: Known Uberhumans 14-
3 KS: Southern Cross International 14-
3 Persuasion 13-
-5 Professor Package
Contact: Geologist at Melbourne University 8-
Deduction 14-
Education: Doctorate in Geophysics
Language: French (completely fluent)
Oratory 13-
PS: Seismologist 14-
Psychological Limitation: Oblivious to "Unimportant Data"
Social Limitation: Occupation (Professor)
Unassigned Contact 8-
22 Scientist
SS: Engineering 16-
SS: Geology 15-
SS: Geophysics 16-
SS: Mathematics 14-
SS: Seismology 17-
SS: Ubergenics 11-
3 Tactics 14-
3 Teamwork 12-
300+ Disadvantages
10 Accidental Change: Activates Earth Shock Power When Seriously Injured (Takes Body) 11-
5 Dependent NPC: Saxon Durant 8-
20 Hunted: International Law Enforcement 8-
20 Hunted: Southern Cross International 8-
15 Physical Limitation: Weird Biochemistry Requires Specialist Medical Care
15 Psychological Limitation: Ambitious
10 Psychological Limitation: Bitter
20 Psychological Limitation: The Ends Justify The Means
15 Reputation: Responsible for the Destruction of Rio de Janeiro, 11- (Extreme)
15 Social Limitation: Wanted Criminal
5 Unluck: 1d6
50 Experience Points
Professor Quake | Points Summary
Characteristics Cost: 141 Base Points: 300
Powers Cost: 264 Disadvantages: 150
Talents Cost: 0 Total Experience: 50
Perks Cost: 33 Spent Experience: 50
Martial Arts Cost: 0 Unspent Experience: 0
Skills Cost: 62 Total Points: 500

Tom Durant was a part of the original team of experts who developed the Southern Cross International organisation in 1984. He helped design Sanctuary One and headed several key research projects in the early years, although his interests lay with engineering and geophysics rather than the more popular emerging field of ubergenics. However, when his ubergene activated during a seismic disaster in Antarctica, Durant found himself the centre of interest back on Sanctuary One.

His work in geophysics and seismology was restricted by his superiors in favour of Durant taking up the role of Professor Quake and joining the Southern Knights team. Durant was fascinated with his new powers but there was also a part of him that was reluctant to turn away from his research.

Professor Quake served as part of the Knights for three years, including a six month term as team leader. In 1989, he retired to relocate his young family to New Zealand where he returned to his seismological research. The following four years were the best in his life, but when he was recalled to the Southern Knights to help mount a rescue operation Durant never realised he would never return.

The Southern Knights had been captured by a South American God who had inspired, or enslaved, thousands of Brazilians to build him a new City of Gold. Professor Quake and eight other alumni travelled to Rio de Janeiro in a covert move against the New God. They were discovered and Quake found himself in battle against the brainwashed Knights. The rescue team were horribly outnumbered.

That day, December 7, 1993, Rio de Janeiro was destroyed by a sustained earthquake measuring 7.2 on the richter scale. Sixteen thousand people died and many more were injured.

Professor Quake never recovered from that day, and because he never faced the media who considered him solely responsible for the deaths, he was branded a criminal. In his own eyes, Quake considered himself damned but refused to let the hypocritical leal system use him as a scapegoat for the tragedy. He disappeared from public life and never returned to his family.

After years of exile, Professor Quake returned in Australia to oppose the opening of a new Southern Cross installation in Brisbane. He clashed with the new Southern Knights and defeated them, vowing to liberate the 'young uberhumans' who had supposedly been enslaved by Southern Cross. Quake had been receiving inside information on his former employers and tracked down individuals who had been identified as mutants by Southern Cross but who had not yet been contacted by them. He recruited Omen and Embrace from Brazil, Pele from Hawaii and Dumaguete from the Philippines.

Together they became Gauntlet, a powerful force able to crush any obstacle.


Durant has undergone a cataclysmic change. He was once a leading scientist and then a much-loved superhero. However, after he was exposed to the death and destruction of Rio de Janeiro, Durant turned away from being magnanimous and optimistic, into being a man bent on the destruction of Southern Cross. He believes that the organisation was responsible for the deaths of his team mates and the resulting thousands who died at his own hands. He believes they are hiding a dark secret agenda.


"You would do well to tremble before me."


Professor Quake is one of the most powerful uberhuman in the world in sheer destructive force. He is able to call forth massive earthquakes, bend and render the earth at will and cause extreme amounts of damage over large distances. He is also able to reduce the severity of earthquakes, and has in the past averted many disasters.

A leading scientist, Quake has also designed a 'Quake Belt' which emits a powerful forcefield offering him protection, the ability to fly and to project bolts of force.


In costume, Professor Quake wears an armoured costume which is predominantly black and white, but has a blue chest plate, red shoulder guards, and a black star on his chest surrounded by a yellow circle. His 'Quake Belt' is golden with red and blue raised sections which contain his energy battery and field projectors.

Out of uniform, Durant looks like a average looking man in his forties. He has reddish-brown hair and wears a goatee.