Wednesday, June 29, 2011

V&V Vednesday: Alchemist

Character Name: Alchemist     Real Name: Aliyah Qasim     Side: Good
Gender: Female     Height: 5'6""     Weight: 140 lbs     Age: 29

Physical Description: A woman in her late 20's of Arabic descent, with long black hair and brown eyes, and athletic build.  She is often seen wearing a lab coat over casual business clothes.  She does not have a 'super' costume.  

STR: 12     END: 19      INT: 21     AGL: 17     CHA: 16

Level: 1st     XP: 545     Basic Hits: 3     Hit Points: 18      Healing Rate: 1.5/day
Movement: 48”      Power: 69      Carrying Capacity: 254 lbs     HTH Damage: 1d6
Damage Modifier: +3     Accuracy: +2    Detect Hidden: 16%     Detect Danger: 20%
Inventing: 63%     Inventing Points: 1.2     Reaction Modifier: +2 good/-2 evil
Training: Agility

Heightened Expertise: +4 to hit with transmutation attacks
Heightened Mental Prowess (acts similar to Heightened Intelligence A and Heightened Charisma A, bonus may be split between those two attributes as desired): +7 INT, +6 CHR
Heightened Physical Prowess (acts similar to Heightened Strength A, Heightened Endurance A and Heightened Agility A, bonus may be split between those three attributes as desired): +3 STR, +6 END, +5 AGL
Transmutation (range 42", PR=8, only affects non-living materials)

Areas of Knowledge
Chemistry, Occult

Character Notes/Origin/Personality: Aliyah is a second-generation American of Arabic descent, her parents escaping from Iran in the late 70's after the Ayatollah Khomeini took control of power in that country. She grew up to be a brilliant chemist, working for a major chemical firm in the U.S.  One of her hobbies was the history of chemistry and pre-chemistry, specifically the study of alchemy and the theories thereof during the Middle Ages.  A year ago, she managed to acquire a tome from the late 14th century, written in Latin by a mysterious occult figure of the era, Jacobi Destworth, called Immutationis atque Ascensione.

To this day, Aliyah does not know what happened that evening.  The last thing she remembers is settling down in her den to start reading through the tome... and then three days later she found herself out in the Arizona desert.  The book was never found.   Aliyah soon discovered that she now had the ability to transmute elements.  She has since used this new ability to assist others in scientific research, usually to help build materials that might otherwise prove difficult or prohibitive in terms of cost.  She has resisted offers to join various superhero teams (from whom she picked up the nickname 'The Alchemist'), although she has assisted various super-scientists with various projects from time to time.  If attacked, she will usually use her abilities defensively, erecting barriers, and (if the attacker has not displayed super-strength) transforming their clothes into some sort of metal.  

Campaign Use: The PC's may wish to enlist Aliyah's unique abilities to help build some technological wonder of their design.  Depending on their abilities, she may also turn to them to try to find out what happened during those three mysterious days.  Finally, she may be targeted by various supervillain types who wish to use her abilities to their own nefarious ends (this has already happened once).

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