Saturday, April 2, 2016

B is for Borden, Elizabeth

I'm creating 26 supervillains for the sci-fi/superhero RPG The Ultimate Hero for the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge.

Borden, Lisbeth

Charisma 3
Intelligence 3
Will Power 4 (Primary)
Dexterity 3
Stamina 3
Strength 3

Race: Supernatural, Spirit
Power Level 1
Motivation: Vengeance
Disadvantages: Blood Lust
Advantages: Hide True Power, Tough, Skill Bonus (Blade Master)
Skills: Melee (Blade Master), Knowledge, Perception, Social Interaction, Subterfuge (Stealth)
Racial Powers: Undead, Spirit Form
Powers: Shadow Walk, Soul Forged Weapon (axe)

Saves: Kinetic 1, General 1, Will 2
Defense: Passive 9, Active 12
Health: 65
Endure Pain: 4
Power Pool: 85
Power Channeling: 5

Equipment: Victorian clothes, axe

Background: Three years ago local law enforcement were summoned to the home of Carl Morton, a senior partner at the financial consulting firm IFH.  There they found Morton and his wife fending off what the police described as a spectral woman wearing strange, outdated clothing and wielding a glowing axe.  The police managed to drive off the ghost, but not after Morton suffered serious injury.  DOSHI was brought in to assist with the investigation, and uncovered a string of unsolved homicides across the Earth using a similar modus operandi always an axe, and always a couple with adult offspring.  In one encounter with the killer in which they failed to apprehend her, she called herself "Lisbeth Borden," a name of a suspected murderer from the late 19th Century.

While the investigation remains open and Borden on DOSHI's wanted list, DOSHI operative Wolfenstein has suggested that further investigation into the victims' lives is warranted.

8 comments:

  1. Lizzie Borden was a fascinating woman. Good luck with the A to Z Challenge.
    Elizabeth Hein - Scribbling in the Storage Room

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    1. I'm reading "Maplecroft" by Cherie Priest right now, which is a fictional treatment of Lizzie Borden as supernatural investigator, which is what inspired me.

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    2. Maplecroft in on my short list of books to read. So now I think I need to move it up!


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      Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
      2015 A to Z of Adventure!
      http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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    3. Weirdly enough, I've read enough of your blog that when I was reading this book I thought to myself, "you know, Timothy Brannan would like this."

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  2. This is a BRILLIANT theme! I'm so intrigued and can't wait to see what the remainder of the character sketches are. Will there be a finale that includes artwork!?

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  3. I'm hoping that either I or a friend might do some.

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  4. Hello fellow A-to-Zer! Interesting notion for an A To Z. I don't actually play RPGs, but I love reading the sourcebooks- especially the White Wolf ones. Who publishes The Ultimate Hero?
    -Melanie Atherton Allen
    www.athertonsmagicvapour.com

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    1. Paragon Notion. They are a pretty small cottage industry, in fact I think this is their first game.

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