Venenifer, Royal Frilled Dragon (Hellblazers/Atlantis)

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Venenifer, Royal Frilled Dragon (Hellblazers/Atlantis)

Postby Venenifer » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:23 pm

Player Name: Nate
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Character Name: Venenifer
Alias: Ven
Race: Royal Frilled Dragon
R.C.C.: Dragon Hatchling (UE: 161)
Alignment: Unprincipled
XP Level: 4
XP Points: 10,001
Next Level @ XP: 20,001
Sentiments/Non-Humans: She views most non-humans, whether they be dimensional critters such as or monsters the same. Each is given a chance to prove itself worthy of her ire or interest. She has no outward hatred towards anything as her curiosity usually outweighs any unknowns.
Sentiments/Dragons: She views her kin with a manner of caution and respect. She'd befriend fellow dragons if possible, but understands it is not their ways so she has a plans to defend herself from any dragon she meets.
Sentiments/Splurgoth: Respect for the power they command and are gaining, but they are evil in the truest sense of the term and do many things she finds distasteful. She will work with them if it suits her needs, but does not befriend them nor their minions.
Sentiments/Humans(humanoids): She views humans, for the most part, as self-important though adaptive and creative beings. For being so soft, they can do so much, and that is worthy of at least a modicum of respect.
Disposition: Curious and Adventurous. Cunning and Perceptive. She is seeking to make her stake in the world.
Insanity: None.

ATTRIBUTES
I.Q.: 24 (+10%)
M.E.: 27
M.A.: 21
P.S.: 29 (SN)
P.P.: 23
P.E.: 24 (SN)
P.B.: 29
Spd (Ground): 21 (14 MPH/ 22 KPH)
Spd (Flying): 90 (62 MPH / 98 MPH)

PHYSICAL DATA
P.P.E.: 136
I.S.P.: 132
H.P.: 400 (Only S.D.C. Worlds)
S.D.C.: 253 (Only S.D.C. Worlds) (+2d6/Lvl)
A.R.: 13
M.D.C.: 630 (+10/Lvl)
Age: 1 year, 9 months
Sex: Female
Height (Standard Metamorphosis): 6'4" Human-like Female
Weight (Standard Metamorphosis): 180 lbs
Description: Ven's chosen metamorphosis is that of an extremely beautiful young woman who towers over most around her.
See Image
Venenifer the Mage.jpg
Primary humanoid form


Length (Dragon Snout to Tail): 28.8' (80% Adult Size)
Wingspan: 48'
Weight (Dragon): 5.5 tons (11,000 lbs)
Description: A beautiful purple dragon, see the image below.
See Image
Venenifer the Dragoness.jpg
True Dragon Form
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Racial Abilities
  • Horror/Awe Factor: 11 (13 if Frills are extended)
  • Nightvision (200 feet / 61 meters)
  • See the Invisible at will
  • Shadow Meld at will
  • Resistant to Fire and Cold (M.D. Fire/Plasma and Cold do half-damage)
  • Impervious to All forms of Paralysis
  • Bioregeneration: 1d10 MDC/melee (1d4*10/min)
  • Sense Ley Lines and Nexuses and other Dragons (including those metamorphed) (20 miles)
  • Visually see other Dragons (including those metamorphed/Invisible) (4,000ft/1219m)
  • Full Understanding of Magic
    • Use Techno-Wizard Devices
    • Read all Magic
    • Use Magic Scrolls
    • Recognize Magic Circles and Enchantments (65% + 5%)
  • Metamorphosis
    • Duration: 16 hours (+4hrs/Lvl)
    • A natural ability common to most dragons en­abling the dragon to completely alter her physical shape, trans­forming herself to look like any living animal, from human being to cat. There are some limitations. The dragon cannot metamorphosize into inanimate objects or insects. The minimum size is about the size of a cat and the maximum size cannot exceed the dragon's own. The transformation can last four hours per level of experience. If on or near a ley line or nexus point (within two miles/3.2 km), the time is tripled.
    • Note: Regardless of his shape, a dragon is a dragon, with all its natural powers and abilities. So a Hatchling metamorphed to look like a bunny rabbit can still talk, cast spells, and kick with the strength of a dragon. The metamorphosis does not instill any of the abilities of the animal, only its appearance.
  • Teleport
    • Chance of Success: 50% -- (+2%/Lvl)
    • Teleportation is a special power common to most dragons. The character can teleport, at will, up to five miles (8 km) away. At the Hatchling stage, he can only teleport himself. The percentage number indicates the likeli­hood of being able to activate the teleportation. A failed roll means the teleport did not happen. The Hatchling can attempt a teleport once every other melee round.
    • Note: Only a mature dragon can perform a dimensional teleport without using a ley line nexus. Hatchlings can attempt a dimensional teleport at a ley line or nexus at half its usual percentage number.
  • Poison Breath
    • Range: 60 feet (18 m); affects a 12 foot (3.6 m) area
    • Vapor Duration: 8 seconds. (va­pors dissipate within eight seconds)
    • Paralysis Duration: 1d4+1 minutes
    • Saving Throw: 16+ vs Non-Lethal (If successful, no paralysis and immune to effects for 24 hours)
    • The Royal Frilled Dragon can breathe out a pur­ple mist that lingers and causes paralysis in all who breathe it in. Unless the intended victim(s) have an independent oxygen supply (air filters are not good enough), the vapor will paralyze them for 104+ I minutes unless they makes a successful save versus non-le­thal poison (16 or higher). A successful save means no effect and once a character has saved, he is immune to the vapors for the next 24 hours. The poison breath may be used as often as once per melee round (15 seconds).

Natural Abilities
Perception: 45%
Charm/Impress: 90%
Invoke Trust/Intimidate: 65%
Max. Encumbrance: 11,000 lbs
Max. Carrying Weight: 1,450 lbs
Max. Lifting Weight: 2,900
Max. Jumping Ability: 43.5 ft far, 21.75 ft high

Psionics
Master Psionic
(Select two psionic powers from Sensitive, Physical, and/or Healing @ 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21)
(Select one additional Super Psionic Power @ 5, 9, 14, 18, 22)


  • [Sensitive]
    Mind's Eye (8)
    • Range: Self, 100 feet (30.5 m) plus 50 feet (15.2 m) per level of experience.
    • Duration: Two minutes per level of experience.
    • I.S.P.: 8
    • Mind's Eye is a sensory power that instills the psychic with radar-like vision. This psionic radar allows the character to see the shape of everything around him. Even people or items concealed through magic (except Invisibility: Superior) can be seen with this radar vision. A psychic using this power suffers no penalties when blinded or in complete darkness. The psychic can sense and interpret the shape, distance, direction, speed, and location of everything around in all directions at an accuracy with several bonuses.
    • Chance of Success: 86% (+2%)
    • Bonuses: +3 on initiative, +1 to strike, +2 to parry and dodge, and cannot be snuck upon or surprised.
    • Note: Heavy rain or smoke greatly hinders this power, negating the bonuses and giving a -30% to interpreting ability
    Psionic Seeking (6)
    • Range: 1 mile (1.6 km) per level of experience.
    • Duration: Five minutes per level of experience.
    • I.S.P.: 6
    • With this power the character will be able to sense and possibly find any object or person he desires. The psychic needs to have some knowledge of the person or item he is Crying to find. This knowledge can include meeting the person or touching the item in the past, having a picture of the person or item, having an item that belongs to the person he is searching for, or having the owner of the item present.
    • Chance of Success: 65% (+5%)
    • Note: If the character is looking for an item of his own, or a close friend or relative, he gains a +20% to this roll. Even if the character fails the roll to find the person or item, he will be able to sense whether or not the object is within his range.
    Sixth Sense (2)
    • Range: 90 feet (27.4 m).
    • Duration: Until the danger passes or happens. Bonuses apply only to
      the first melee round of the attack from the source of the sensed danger.
    • I.S.P. : 2
    • Saving Throw: None.
    • The Sixth Sense is a power that gives the psychic a precognitive flash of imminent danger to himself or somebody near him (within 90 feet/27.4 m). The character will not know what the danger is or where it
      will come from, nor who it will be directed at when in a group. All he knows is that something life threatening will happen within the next 60 seconds (4 melees)! The Sixth Sense is triggered automatically, without the consent of the psychic, whenever his life is in great peril or the life of somebody he greatly cares about (friend, partner, loved one, etc.).
      The Sixth Sense is only triggered by an unexpected, life threatening event (a trap or ambush is within 90 feet/27.4 m or a flash flood is rushing his way) which is already set into motion and will happen any second. The power can not be called upon at will to sense for traps or ambush. Instead, it works like an automatic reflex. If the character has used all his LS.P. the Sixth Sense is temporarily rendered inoperative.
    • Bonuses: The sudden flash of insight provides the following bonuses. All bonuses apply only to the first, initial melee (15 seconds) when the attack/danger occurs. Bonuses are lost in subsequent melee
      rounds after the danger is revealed. +6 on initiative roll, +2 to parry, +3 to dodge and the character can not be surprised by a sneak attack from behind.
    Telepathy (4)
    • Range: Read surface thoughts up to 60 feet (18.3 m) away or two-way telepathic communication up to 140 feet (42.7 m) +40 feet (12.2 m) per level of experience.
    • Duration: 2 minutes per level of experience.
    • I.S.P. : 4
    • Saving Throw: Conditional. When a character suspects he is being telepathically probed he can resist, getting the standard saving throw.
    • Note: Mind Blocks will completely prevent telepathic probes or communications as long as the block is up.
    • The power of Telepathy allows the psychic to eavesdrop on what another person is thinking at a particular moment. This is done by focusing on that one individual and picking up on his or her surface thoughts. Surface thoughts are those thoughts and musings uppermost in a target's mind. A deep probe into memory is not possible. Although the psychic can read the thoughts of several people, he can only do so by focusing on one person at a time. Simultaneous, multiple mind reading is impossible for the character.
    • Limited telepathic communication is also possible. The telepath can send a directed thought message to one person at a time. The message must be as brief and clear as possible. Like, "John, I need you immediately. Hurry !" or "Stop! Don't do that." "Come here," "Look out" or "Press the green button." However, two-way telepathic communication is not possible except between two characters both with telepathic abilities.
    Extended Presence Sense (8)
    • Range: Self, 20 feet (6.1 m) plus 5 feet (1.5 m) per level of experience.
    • Duration: Two minutes per level of experience.
    • I.S.P.: 8
    • Base Skill: 69% (+3%)
    • As the name implies, this power is an extended version of the Sensitive psionic power of Presence Sense, increasing the psychic's sensory perception at the expense of sensing range. While this power reduces the actual range of sensing (compared to the Presence Sense ability), it does increase the psychic's level of sensory detail. This power essentially functions like the standard Presence Sense power, yet also allows the psychic to pinpoint the exact number and location of all sentient beings in the area of effect. Otherwise, this power is identical to the standard ability
    • Standard Ability: Presence Sense is a psionic probe and awareness that alerts the psychic to the presence of supernatural beings, creatures of magic and other monstrous life forms. The ability cannot pinpoint the location of the presence, but will give the psychic the impression of whether it is near (within 50 feetll 5.2 m) or far (beyond 90 feetl27.4 m). It will also
      give the character a vague idea of how many presences there are; one or two, a few (3 to 6), several (7 to 1 5), many (20-70) or an army or a swarm (100 or more). The psychic can also tell if one or more of the supernatural presences is small (something not too powerful), medium (Lesser Demon and most Supernatural Predators), big (Greater Demon and nasty monsters) or huge (Demon Lords, Dark Gods, Ancient Evil or Alien Intelligence).
      The psychic can also sense human!D-Bee presences, but with much less accuracy. It is more of a feeling of "We are not alone." The person's distance is undeterminable and the number of people is limited to a sense of one or two or many, and that is only right half of the time. The only exception is if a place has been deserted, cleared out of human and animal life, then, the psychic can sense that one or more humans are above, below, north, south, etc.
    Enhanced Perception (10)
    • Range: Self.
    • Duration: Five minutes per level of experience.
    • I.S.P.: 10
    • This incredible psionic power augments the psychic's physical senses, enhancing his perception. This enhanced state of awareness sharpens all natural senses by 50%, and further enables the psychic to "filter" all of this extra sensory input in order to concentrate on one or a few specific things. While using this ability, the psychic will notice every detail around him
      down to the slightest motion, sound, scent, and shadow. He will further be likely to notice changes and inconsistencies that might reveal traps, illusions, feints, or tricks (including sleight-of-hand, etc.).
    • Bonuses: +3 (+15%) to Perception, +1 to strike, +2 to parry and dodge, and a +10% to any skill that relies on any of the basic senses (such as Intelligence, Tracking, or certain Physical skills like Juggling or Prowl).
    Read Dimensional Portal(6)
    • Range: Touch or one foot (0.3 m) per level of experience.
    • Duration: One melee round per level of experience.
    • I.S.P. : 6
    • Saving Throw: Not applicable.
    • Limitations: Applicable only to active (open) dimensional portals and devices that can create a dimensional portal.
    • This power allows the psychic to get impressions from the portal or dimension spanning device, which instills the character with the following information:
      Destination is relatively dangerous/hostile or safe to the psychic.
    • This includes whether or not the environment can support human life.
      • Whether there is a strong (or numerous) presence of the supernatural (i.e. Alien Intelligence, gods, demons, etc.) and whether that presence is evil.
      • A psychic flash - a brief vision of who was the last person or persons to use the portal, if any (may be none if it is a random Rift that hasn't been used by any living force).
      • Intuitively sense whether the portal or machine leads to any of the following dimensions: The Astral Plane, Xiticix home world, the Dreamstream, or to another location on Rifts Earth.
      • If a mechanical gateway or device capable of dimensional travel/opening a dimensional portal, whether it is a creation of magic or science, the psychic will get a basic idea of how to operate it in order to open or close a dimensional portal (similar to Object Read).
    Object Read
    • Range: Touch.
    • Duration: Varies; usually about 206 minutes.
    • I.S.P. : 6
    • Saving Throw: None.
    • Base Skill:
      • Impressions: 72% (+2%)
      • Images: 64% (+2%)
      • Present: 54% (+2%)
    • Also known as Psychometry, this uncanny ability enables the psychic sensitive to receive impressions and images from an object regarding its use, history and last owner. This is done by holding the object and concentrating on a specific line of thought or opening up to general impressions (the latter is always more vague and random). Just as a psychic must open himself to sense evil or magic, he must open himself to the object. If successful, he will receive impressions and/or images revealing bits of information.
    • Impressions include: General alignment of its last owner (good, selfish, evil), general emotional state of mind (angry, happy, sad, hate filled, confused, etc.), the object's general purpose (what it is used for), whether or not the last owner is living or dead, and whether the item has been used with/by magic or supernatural forces. Object Read will also conclusively indicate whether the item is currently enchanted or contains a supernatural force/entity (as well as its alignment and emotions). If the item is possessed, an Object Read makes the reader totally vulnerable to psychic attack (no bonuses to save).
    • Images: The psychic can also see images of isolated events which have happened in the past. This will provide brief snippets of images and events that will offer glances of the previous owner and others close to him. Traumatic and emotion filled events/images are the easiest to see. Impressions will accompany the images, adding to the story as it unfolds. Information includes: approximate age, height, weight, build, race, sex, sometimes occupation, hair color and length; special facial or body features such as a scar or tattoo or beard (very often the exact facial features are out of focus, blurred or obscured); the object's use/purpose; and some special event, usually very traumatic, important or happy. Often the event image will be fragmented as if it was a piece of movie film edited by a crazy man. The event will always be one in which the object was involved in some way.
    • The success or failure of an Obj ect Read: Roll percentile dice once for impressions and once for images. The roll must fall under the character's base skill ability to succeed. A roll higher than the base skill means a failure and the psychic feels and/or sees nothing. Impressions and images are two different things, so roll for each. The psychic may get no impressions, but see images or vice versa. The present can not be seen unless the psychic was successful on at least one of the previous read impressions or images rolls. Once an object has been read it can not be read again by the same psychic, even if he did not see or feel a thing. Of course, the psychic can attempt to Object Read other items, but each attempt will cost 6 I. S.P.
    • The present can also be glimpsed, but costs an additional 4 I.S.P., with no guarantee of success. Sometimes the psychic can focus in to see and feel the last owner as he or she is at that very moment. This will provide an idea of what is his current state of mind/emotion, appearance, dress, general location (that is to say, a bedroom, office, street, outdoors, etc.; no address or sense of close or far is provided), general features (shaved his beard, dyed hair, etc.) and so on. The psychic may be able to identify a place or person by feature if he has seen it before or runs into him in the near future.
    Sense Psionics (4)
    • Range: 100 foot (30.5 m) area.
    • Duration: 2 minutes per level of experience.
    • I.S.P.: 4
    • Base Skill: 59% (+3%)
    • This ability enables the character to sense the use of psionics, tell approximately how close it is, and in what general direction. This power can be used to track the psychic emanations back to their source.
    Sense Dimensional Anomaly (4)
    • Range: 1 00 feet (30.5 m) radius per level of experience.
    • Duration: 2 minutes per level of experience.
    • I.S.P. : 4
    • Saving Throw: None.
    • This power detects the presence of a dimensional anomaly like an open/active dimensional portal or Rift, the random opening and closing of a Rift, Ley Line Storms, and dimensional triangles (e.g. the Devil 's Seal / Bermuda Triangle), as well as any disturbances caused by teleportation, the use of Temporal or Ley Line Magic or other powers that disrupt the fabric of reality. The psychic knows when it happens, when it ends/closes, the general direction, and whether it is far or near, but no exact knowledge of its location or what is happening because of it.
  • [Physical]
    Resist Damage (25)
    • Range: Self.
    • Duration: Five minutes per level of experience.
    • I.S.P.: 25
    • The psychic using this power toughens all tissue in his entire body and generates a minor biofeedback field that absorbs damage. When in effect, the psychic only takes half damage from any fall, impact, punch, bullet, or energy attack, even if the damage is magic or psionic. Even damage that goes directly to Hit Points is halved. Furthermore, the biofeedback field absorbs the first 5 S.D.C. or Hit Points of damage from each attack. This damage resistance does not apply to anything the character is carrying
    Resist Energy (8)
    • Range: Self.
    • Duration: Five minutes per level of experience.
    • I.S.P.: 8
    • This power reduces the damage to the psychic from any form of energy attack, by one half. This can include lasers, plasma, particle beams, psionic energy, and magic energy. This energy resistance does not apply to anything the character is wearing or carrying.
    Alter Aura (2)
    • Alter Aura
    • Range: Self.
    • Duration: One hour per each level of experience.
    • I.S.P. : 2
    • Saving Throw: None.
    • According to psychics who can see such things, all living beings possess an aura - a colorful energy field that is invisible to the naked eye and most conventional forms of photography and sensors. This
      psychic ability does not allow the psychic to see auras, but to alter his own. The psychic can manipulate his physical energy field to appear different (stronger, weaker, sickly, lacking psionics, evil rather than
      good, etc.). The altered aura sends the wrong message to those humanoids and supernatural beings who can see auras and use the information they glean from them to assess an opponent or find a kindred (evil or psychic) spirit.
      Alterations include :
      • The general level of experience can be made to seem lower (level 1 or 2) or much higher ( ID4+3 levels higher) than it really is.
      • Conceal one 's true alignment and cover it with a false one (any).
      • Conceal the presence of psychic ability (the aura appears to be normal for that race) or shows L S.P. levels to be much lower than they really are (but not higher).
      • Conceal the amount of base P.P.E.; seems to be only 1 -2 points.
      • Conceal the presence of magic.
      • Conceal true physical attributes, making them appear to be half of what they really are, or 30% higher.
      • Alter Aura to appear weak and fatigued or sickly.
      • Alter Aura to appear emotionally or mentally agitated or unstable, or depressed (not aggressive or alert).
      • And for triple the usual LS.P. (6 points) the psychic can adjust the aura to appear as if he is possessed or terminally ill.
  • [Healing]
    Healing Touch(6)
    • Range: Touch.
    • Duration: Instant, with lasting effects.
    • Length of Trance: Two minutes (8 melee rounds).
    • I.S.P.: 6
    • The Healing Touch is a remarkable healing ability that can instantly heal cuts, bums, bruises and similar physical wounds. The touch re­stores 2d4 Hit Points or 2d6 S.D.C. The Healing Touch can only be used on other living creatures, never on the psychic himself.


  • Super-Psionic
    Mind Block Auto-Defense
    • Range: Self.
    • Duration: Special.
    • I.S.P. : Special.
    • The moment the psychic is mind probed, a personal Mind Block automatically snaps into place. It also alerts the character to the fact that he or she is being probed or attacked by Empathy or Telepathy. The character must consciously and willingly lower the mind shield and open himself to the psi-probes in order to receive them. Otherwise, the automatic defense Mind Block will stay in effect until the probe/attack is over. Engages automatically.
    • The I.S.P. cost is different in that the character must permanently give up 14 I. S.P. when this power is selected. However, the Mind Block will automatically take place whenever under Telepathic and Empathic probes or mind control attacks at no additional I. S.P. cost.
    Bio-Manipulation(10)
    • Range: 1 60 feet (48.8 m).
    • Duration: 4- 16 minutes (ro1l 4D4).
    • I.S.P. : 10
    • Saving Throw: Standard; if a character successfully saves against the attack he is not affected at all. This applies to all seven bio-manipulative attacks.
      The psychic is able to induce physical trauma to the nervous system of others by sheer force of will and conveyance of psychic energy. This psi-power is also known as the Evil Eye, especially in rural areas where magic and folklore rule the day.
    • There are seven types of Bio-Manipulation effects, all of which are available to those with this power. Each affects only one person per attack and can be used in any combination. Intended victims must be within line of vision or their exact location known to the psychic. Each costs 10 L S.P. to inflict.
      This psychic power enables the psychic to temporarily manipulate specific biological functions or conditions in human and animal life forms. The duration can be extended 4-16 (4D4) minutes per additional 6 L S.P.
      • Blind: Temporarily knocks out the victim's optic nerves, rendering that person quite helpless. Victims are -10 to strike, parry and dodge.
      • Deafness: Can be caused by manipulating the eardrum. Victims can
        not hear anything, and are -6 to parry or dodge attacks from behind. In
        addition, the shock of suddenly becoming deaf makes them -3 to strike,
        parry or dodge any other attacks, and they automatically lose the initiative on all attacks while deaf.
      • Mute: Impairs the victim's vocal cords, making speech impossible. Victims are likely to be shocked and panic, making them -2 to strike, parry and dodge for the first melee ONLY.
      • Pain: By manipulating the nerve centers the psionic can induce terrible pain, shooting throughout the body. Victims are -6 to strike, parry, and dodge, and take one point of damage off their Hit Points (not S.D.C.) per each minute affected.
      • Paralysis: Immobilizes the motor part of the brain, causing legs and arms to stop functioning. Victims are completely incapacitated for the duration. Note: A paralyzed character can still use psionics but only if he has line of sight on his intended target. Spell casters need to speak, so they cannot cast spells while paralyzed.
      • Stun: This attack disorients and confuses its victims. Victims forfeit one attack per melee, speed is cut by half, and the character is -4 to strike, parry, dodge, disarm, and all combat moves.
      • Tissue Manipulation: Affects the tissue's connecting nerve fibers which can cause a variety of effects. By irritating the nerve fibers, a victim will suddenly feel itchy, as if breaking out in a severe rash. Through endothermic manipulation the victim can also be made to suddenly feel cold or hot while everyone around him feels fine. ALL three conditions are more annoying or frightening than physically impairing. In each case the victims are -I to strike, parry and dodge.
    • Note: Bio-Manipulation will affect an opponent inside M.D.C. environmental body armor and light power armor (under 220 M.D.C.), but not heavy power armor, giant robots or armored, military vehicles.

Spell Knowledge
Spell Strength: (starts at 12 in most cases)

  • [Level 1]
    Cloud Of Smoke (2)
    • Range: 90 feet (27.4 m).
    • Duration: Four melees (one minute) per level of experience.
    • Saving Throw: None.
    • P.P.E.: Two
    • This magic enables the arcanist to create a cloud of dense, black smoke (30x30x30 feetl9x9x9 meter maximum size) up to ninety feet (27.4 m) away. Victims caught in the cloud will be unable to see anything beyond the cloud, and their impaired vision allows them to see no more than three feet (0.9 m) within the cloud, and even then that means only blurry shapes. While in the cloud, victims are -5 to strike, parry, dodge, disarm and entangle.
    Mystic Mark (3)
    • Range: Touch.
    • Duration: Instant and permanent.
    • Saving Throw: Not applicable.
    • P.P.E.: Three
    • Just as you might sign your name inside a book or emboss your initials on a briefcase or wallet, the mage can place a mark on his possessions - books, backpack, weapons, clothing, etc. except that it is invisible to all but him. If he should want to show other people that an item bears his mark (usually initials, a crest or special symbol), he can expend three P.P.E. to make it visible as a glowing imprint for one full melee round (15 seconds). He can reveal the mark in this fashion on as many as
      three items per level of experience at the same time.
    • Note: Items that have belonged to one or more Men of Magic, or been passed down through the generations, may have several Mystic Marks. Likewise, it may have the mark of a particular magic guild, cult or society.
    See Aura (6)
    • Range: 1 00 feet (30.5 m).
    • Duration: One melee.
    • Saving Throw: None. Only the psychic powers of Mind Block or Alter Aura will mask the presence of psychic abilities, the level of P.P.E., or possession.
    • P.P.E.: Six
    • All things, organic and inorganic, have an aura. The aura has many features and distinctions, and can be used to see or sense things invisible to the eye. Seeing an aura will indicate the following:
      • Estimate the general level of experience. Low (1-3), medium (4-7), high (Sth and up).
      • The presence of magic (no indication of what, or power level).
      • The presence of psychic abilities. Low (Minor) or high (Major or Master).
      • High or low base P.P.E.
      • The presence of a possessing entity (does not indicate Psychic Possession or mind control).
      • Health: Sick, injured or completely well.
      • The presence of an unusual human aberration which indicates a serious illness or that the character is not human and may be a mutant, D-Bee, or demon, but does not reveal which.
    • Note: One can not use this spell to determine another character's alignment.
    Sense Magic (4)
    • Range: 120 foot (36 m) area.
    • Duration: Two minutes (8 melees) per level of experience.
    • Saving Throw: None.
    • P.P.E.: Four
    • This magic ability enables the character to sense or feel the presence of magic. Like a Geiger counter, the individual can tell if he is near (within 20 feetl6 m) or far (toward the limit of the range). The ability
      can also indicate whether a person or object is enchanted/under a magic spell, is in the process of invoking magic, or if magic is being used in the range area.
    • Note: Men of Magic and most supernatural beings do NOT register as magic except when they are actually casting a spell or using magic. Psychic powers can not be detected with this spell.
    Sense Evil (2)
    • Range: 90 feet (27.4 m) area.
    • Duration: Two minutes (S melees) per level of experience.
    • Saving Throw: None, except a psychic Mind Block, Alter Aura or a Protection from Magic circle which will prevent the spell from working on anyone in the circle. The psychic's equivalent power of Sense Evil is not blocked by magic circles.
    • P.P.E.: Two
    • The Sense Evil invocation enables the spell caster to feel or sense the presence of evil, and especially supernatural evil (demons, Deevils, etc.). It will indicate approximately how many supernatural evil presences are within the 90 foot (27.4 m) area; one, a few (2-6), several (7-1 4), or many (more than 1 5). It can also register the intensity of the evil and pinpoint the general location of the source(s) to a particular room(s), possessed object, or person, or an approximate distance (very close, near, far, etc.).
      Evil emanations from human beings, D-Bees and other mortals are much less distinct and can not be sensed as easily or broadly as above. In this case, the spell caster must see a particular individual and cast the spell on that one character. The mage can then detect if the character is Diabolic or not, otherwise he can only sense any immediate evil intention on the part of the targeted individual.
  • [Level 2]
    Befuddle
    • Range: 1 00 feet (30.5 m).
    • Duration: Two minutes (8 melees) per level of experience.
    • Saving Throw: Standard.
    • P.P.E.: Six
    • An enchantment that temporarily causes its victim to become confused and disoriented. Concentration and reactions are impaired. Those affected are - 2 to strike, parry and dodge; attacks per melee are reduced by half and all skills suffer a penalty of - 20%. Each invocation affects only one individual each time it is cast. A successful save vs magic means the intended victim suffers no impairment.
    Cloak of Darkness (6)
    • Range: Self plus a 5 foot (1.5 m) radius around the character.
    • Duration: Four minutes per level of experience.
    • Saving Throw: None.
    • P.P.E.: Six
    • This magic cloaks the spell caster in a field of darkness that follows him or her everywhere. The mage can see perfectly from within the darkness, but those outside the radius of magic cannot see in. At night, it renders the cloaked individual virtually invisible, although he can still be detected by infrared and/or heat sensors, thermo-imaging optics, motion detectors and similar sensor systems. Furthermore, the aura of darkness may noticeably obscure a particular part of the background/area around him, making it obvious to visual detection, especially in daylight or when bathed in light - the magic darkness cannot be dispelled by ordinary light. Consequently, this cloaking spell is ideal in darkness for hiding, escape and setting up an ambush.
    • In combat, opponents who attack a character cloaked in darkness from any distance (beyond the 5 feet/1.5 m area of magic) are -3 to strike, unless guided by thermo-optics or similar heat based optic systems, and even then are -I to strike. Those who step into the darkness for hand to hand combat will see their quarry without difficulty; no penalty unless they step outside the 5 foot (1.5 m) radius of effect.
    Mystic Alarm (5)
    • Range: 12 feet (3.65 m; one object).
    • Duration: One year per level of experience.
    • Saving Throw: None.
    • P.P.E.: Five
    • The spell caster can protect his or her possessions and domicile by placing mystic alarms on them. The invocation creates invisible, ward-like symbols on any one, specific, non-living object. If this object is touched or disturbed by anyone other than the spell caster, a silent alarm will buzz in the ward creator's head, alerting him to the intrusion. The alarm will alert the mage instantly, even if he is thousands of miles away or in another dimension. Once disturbed, the alarm disappears.
    • Duration: One year per level of its creator.

    See Mystic Mark*(4)
    • Range: Touch or line of sight up to 12 feet (3.6 m) away.
    • Duration: One melee round.
    • Saving Throw: Not applicable.
    • P.P.E.: Four
    • This spell lets the Wizard see if an item has the Mystic Mark of another mage on it, but he cannot magically reveal it to others. He can only see the mark on one item at a time per level of his own experience. This does not necessarily reveal the name of the character who owns the item as the "mark" is usually initials, a crest or special symbol. It NEVER reveals the owner's true name.

    Manipulate Objects
    • Range: 50 feet ( 1 5.2 m) + 10 feet (3 m) per level of experience; line of sight.
    • Duration: Two minutes (8 melee rounds) per level of experience.
    • Saving Throw: None for inanimate objects. Living beings are immune to this magic.
    • P.P.E.: Varies; two P.P.E. per five pounds (2.3 kg).
    • The Manipulate Objects spell was designed to help a sorcerer when she needs an extra pair of hands, but has nobody to assist her. It is used mainly to hold an item in mid-air, to bring an item from across the
      room without having to get up and get it, and to use magic energy to pick up, move, carry or hold one or more small objects.
      The spell caster summons forth blue strands of magical energy that wrap around an item and bring it to him, hold it near or in place or still, or to pick up and carry it, following the mage around at waist or shoulder level. Being able to magically hold an item in mid-air until needed, or to magically carry or retrieve an item allows the mage to keep his hands free to perform more delicate tasks. This also means the mystical movement of objects weighing less than 10 pounds (4.5 kg) is very simple and requires little concentration. When the mage is not consciously manipulating an object, the item hangs suspended 3-5 feet (0.9 to 1.5 m) above the ground, usually within arm's reach.
      The P.P.E. cost varies with the combined weight of the objects, two P.P.E. points per five pounds (2.3 kg). Inanimate objects get no save against this spell; this means that even tiny, lightweight robots get no save, although they may struggle or attack
    • Limitations:
      Maximum speed of moving objects that weigh 10 Ibs (4.5 kg) or less is a speed factor of 1 0. Reduce speed by half when the total weight becomes 1 00 Ibs (45 kg) or more.
      Maximum height: Six feet (1.8 m).
      Maximum number of objects: Two per level of experience.
      Maximum weight: 10 pounds (4.5 kg) per level of experience.
      The spell caster cannot manipulate more than his maximum weight, so a first level spell caster can manipulate up to two items with a combined weight of 10 Ibs (4.5 kg), while a third level mage can manipulate as many as six items weighing up to 30 Ibs ( 1 3.6 kg). The magic force has the equivalent P.S. of 8, + 1 per additional level of the spell caster (9 at 2nd level, 10 at 3rd, etc.).
      The magic energy is designed to hold and carry objects, so it can not be used to open a container, open a door or window, shoot a gun, pull a trigger or lever, press a button, or tum a knob, however, a small object can be "manipulated" to gently press or tap against a button or switch to tum it on or off. The spell caster must concentrate to direct the object and each action by the object counts as one of the character's melee actions.
      Likewise, the slow speed of movement, relatively low P.S., and the fact that this spell is not intended for combat, means that small objects can NOT be hurled or used to stab or pound an opponent. Each object
      manipulated to hit/attack requires the conscious focus of the spell caster, uses up one of his attacks per melee, and is easy to dodge or parry (the magic force is -2 to strike, and no other combat bonuses apply).
    • Note: This magic cannot be used to pick pockets or steal items unnoticed. Nor to grab an item, lift it in the air and drop it. The magic energy will not drop anything, because it is designed to hold and carry.
      A few seconds before the spell duration elapses, the objects are gently lowered to a tabletop or the floor.
  • [Level 3
    Armor of Ithan (10)
    • Range: Self or other by touch.
    • Duration: One minute (4 melee rounds) per level of the spell caster.
    • Saving Throw: None.
    • P.P.E.: Ten
    • This powerful spell instantly creates an invisible, weightless, noiseless, full suit of mystic armor upon the spell caster. Or the magic armor can be instantly created upon anyone, as long as the spell caster invokes the spell while touching the intended recipient. Named after the magic armor of the Dwarven King Ithan, this mystic armor has an M.D.C. of 10 per level of the spell caster's experience. Magic fire, lightning, and cold do half damage to it.
    Life Source (2+)
    • Range: Self.
    • Duration: Instant.
    • Saving Throw: Not applicable.
    • P.P.E.: Special: 2 P.P.E. plus Hit Points or S.D.C. (or M.D.C.)
    • By using the Life Source spell, the mage is able to convert his own life energy (S.D.C. and/or Hit Points) into P.P.E. points for casting spells. Casting Life Source costs two P.P.E. points and inflicts physical
      pain and weakness upon the spell caster. The sacrifice of portions of his own life force in order to gain P.P.E. racks the body with sharp pain and invisible physical damage. Obviously this is a spell of desperation.
      In game terms, the willing sacrifice of two S.D.C. points (counts as S.D.C. damage) makes available one P.P.E. point. The willing sacrifice of one Hit Point or M.D.C. makes available one P.P.E. point. Unlike the Indian Shaman power (see Rifls® Spirit West), the mage can accidentally kill himself by burning up all his Hit Points (down to zero). If Hit Points reach zero (even if S.D.C. points are still available), the character falls into a coma and is -20% to save vs coma and death! Furthermore, for every ten points of S.D.C. or five Hit Points of damage to the spell caster (from this spell), he becomes weak and is -2 on all rolls for bonuses, saving throws and combat (initiative, strike, etc.), while skill rolls are -10%. At some point, the character can do little more than sit or lay in a heap to mumble spells and speak - too weak and injured to move !
    • Note: This damage resists both bio-regeneration and magical healing, but is not permanent, and will heal at the normal rate.
    Magic Shield
    • Range: Self or other.
    • Duration: Two minutes per level of the spell caster.
    • Saving Throw: None.
    • P.P.E.: Six
    • This spell creates a pale white field of energy in the shape of a large, round shield with 60 M.D.C. The shield can be used by the spell caster or be given to someone else. It functions as a normal shield to parry melee attacks (sword blades, clubs, etc.), with a bonus of +1 to parry. The shield wielder can also attempt to parry energy blasts and projectiles, but the user has no bonuses and suffers a -8 penalty to parry. The shield takes one quarter damage from all attacks it parries and disappears when all M.D.C. are used up, the spell duration elapses, or if the user loses contact with the shield.
    Orb of Cold
    • Range: Throw: 200 feet (61 m).
    • Duration: One melee round (15 seconds); 1 04 minutes for numbness.
    • Damage: 306 M.D. plus numbness penalties.
    • Saving Throw: Dodge; standard.
    • P.P.E.: Six
    • The spell caster summons a globe of magically charged ice (the size of a softball) into his hand to hurl at an enemy. The character must roll to strike, getting his usual P.P. bonus (if any) and a magical bonus of + 1 to strike. The orb disappears in one melee round (15 seconds) if it is not thrown. If the orb hits, it shatters, inflicting impact and cold damage to one target. If it misses, it is gone, unless the G.M. thinks it may have hit something or somebody else. Those struck take 3d6 M.D. and must make a save vs magic or suffer from a sudden, debilitating, numbing cold. A numbed opponent loses one melee attack, is -2 on initiative, -1 to strike, parry, and dodge, and speed is reduced by 10%. These penalties are not cumulative, and last for 1d4 minutes.
  • [Level 4]
  • [Level 5]
    Eyes of Thoth (8)
    • Range: Self or others by touch.
    • Duration: 10 minutes per level of experience.
    • Saving Throw: None.
    • P.P.E.: Eight
    • Thoth is the god of knowledge and wisdom of the ancient Egyptians and said to know all languages. This invocation enables the character to read and understand ALL written languages, modern and ancient. However, spoken languages are incomprehensible unless a Tongues spell is also invoked or the character has an education in that language.
  • [Level 6]
    Tongues (12)
    • Range: Self or others by touch.
    • Duration: 3 minutes (12 melees) per level of experience.
    • Saving Throw: None.
    • P.P.E.: Twelve
    • The magic enables the character to perfectly understand and speak all spoken languages; 98% proficiency. An understanding of written languages is not provided by this magic. See the Eyes of Thoth.
  • [Level 7]
    Invisibility (Superior) (20)
    • Range: Self or one other by touch.
    • Duration: Three minutes (12 melees) per level of experience.
    • Saving Throw: None.
    • P.P.E.: Twenty
    • A powerful incantation that makes the spell caster invisible to all means of detection. Ordinary vision, infrared, ultraviolet and other optics, heat, motion detectors, and even an animal 's sense of smell, can NOT locate the invisible person. No footprints are made, and little sound (prowls at 84%). The magic is broken only if the character makes a hostile move, or engages in combat/attacks. At that instant, he becomes completely visible.
    • Note: The invisible character is not ethereal and can not walk through walls; he must still use a door. The act of forcing open a door or window, picking a lock, tapping somebody, accidentally bumping somebody, or accidentally getting shot or hurt, is not considered an act of aggression or combat, so invisibility is maintained.
    Lightblade (20)
    • Range: Self; close combatlhand to hand.
    • Duration: One minute (4 melee rounds) per level of experience.
    • Damage: 1D4xl0 +1 M.D. point per level of experience.
    • Saving Throw: Parry or dodge.
    • P.P.E.: Twenty
    • This spell causes a sword of brilliant white light to form in the spell caster's dominant hand. The size varies with the blade's power, which is represented by the character's level of experience. Thus, a first to third level mage creates a Lightblade the size of a short sword and rapier thin, a mid-level sorcerer makes a blade resembling a bastard sword, while at 10th level or higher it is a large lightblade with the
      length of a two-handed sword (although it can be easily wielded onehanded) and as thick as a two-by-four. The blade is weightless, serves as an extension of the sorcerer, is + 1 to strike, and can be used to attempt to parry energy attacks (no special bonus to parry, however).
    • Against vampires, Shadow Beasts, and other demons vulnerable to light, the Lightblade inflicts double its normal damage (double Hit Point damage to vampires). However, the sword inflicts no damage against those immune to light or energy, and only the spell caster can use the Lightblade he creates.
  • [Level 8]
    Negate Magic
    • Range: Touch or 60 feet (18.3 m).
    • Duration: Instant.
    • Saving Throw: Special (Ritual magic has a greater chance of success).
    • P.P.E.: Thirty
    • This incantation will instantly cancel the effects or influence of most magic. To determine whether the negation is successful or not roll a saving throw. If the roll is a successful save against the magic in
      place, its influence is immediately destroyed, negated, canceled. 12, 13, 14, or 15 is needed for spell magic depending on the experience level of the mage (usually 12 or 13 is needed), meanwhile 16 or higher to save vs ritual magic. A failed save means the negation attempt did not work. Try again if sufficient P.P.E. is available.
      Negation will not work against possession, Exorcism, Constrain Being, Banishment, Talisman, Amulet, Enchanted objects, Symbols/Circles of protection (or magically drawn circles of any kind), wards,
      summoning magic, Zombies, Golems, Restoration, magical healings or cures. Negation can be attempted to cancel a spell curse, but only has a 01 -25% possibility of succeeding. Of course, it has no effect against psychic abilities or Techno-Wizard or Bio-Wizardlrune devices.

R.C.C. Skills
Language, Dragonese/Elven -- 111% (+1%)
Literacy, Dragonese/Elven -- 111% (+1%)
Math, Basic -- 70% (+5%)

Special Areas of Interest and Expertise
(Select a Special Area of Interest @ 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 20 ;; These areas get a +15% + IQ bonus)
Language, English -- 105% (+3%)
[Level 1] Lore, Magic -- 65% (+5%)
  • Recognize Magic Symbols, Runes and Circles -- 55% (+5%)
  • Recognize Enchantment -- 50% (+5%)
  • Identify Magic Artifacts -- 50% (-15% Identify Alien/Unknown Origin) (+5%)


Secondary Skills
(+2 @ 2, 4, 8, 10, 15, 20
Lore, Psychics and Psionics -- 50% (+5%)
Lore, Demons and Monsters -- 50% (+5%)
[L2] Radio, Basic -- 65% (+5%)
[L2] Research -- 60% (+5%)
[Acquired @L4] W.P. Sword
[Acquired @L4] W.P. Shield

Combat Data
HTH Type: Dragon
Number of Attacks: 5
Initiative Bonus: +2
Strike Bonus: +2
Parry Bonus: +5
Dodge Bonus: +5
HTH Damage Bonus: +16 (SN)
HTH Base Damage Breakdown: 5d6 S.D.C (Restrained) | 3d6 M.D.C. (Normal) | 6d6 M.D.C. (Power)
Bonus to Roll w/Punch: +5
Bonus to Pull a Punch: +1
Bonus to Disarm: +0
Other:
  • Punch and/or Kick
  • Breathe Weapon (1 Melee Attack)
  • Bite
    2d6 M.D.C. + Damage Bonus
  • Claw Swipe
    The Dragon can punch or kick which does damage as per their Supernatural P.S. + 3d6 M.D.C.
  • Tail Slap
    Rather than punch, claw or bite, the dragon can strike with its tail. The tail is a natural part of the dragon's combat style and is often used when foes attack from the rear or sides. The tail is not so prehensile that it can be used to grip, grab and carry items like a mon­key, but it can slap and swat. Mega-Damage is equal to that of a punch as per Supernatural P.S.; M.D. bonuses may be applicable via Dragon Combat with experience.
  • Wing Attack: Basic
    Wings are more than just extra appendages to a dragon. While most (not all) dragons can fly without their wings, they function as rudders and ailerons like on an airplane, adding to maneu­verability. Wings can also make formidable weapons and can lash out to strike an opponent just like a punch attack (M.D. as per Supernatural P.S.).
  • Crush
    This attack is primarily used with the Grappling Hold or as a bear hug type attack. In either case, the dragon must first grab and hold/hug its opponent, and then squeeze to inflict crushing damage. Crush damage is equal to punch M.D. and each crush/squeeze action counts as one of the dragon's melee attacks; double damage if the vic­tim is half the dragon's size or smaller.
  • Tail Slap: Power Strike
    Does damage equal to a power punch, but counts as two melee attacks.
  • Bite & Grip
    A more controlled move in which the young dragon can grasp something (even people), like a dog, and carry or hold it in a vice-like grip without damaging the item. This delicate bite requires a roll of eleven (11) or higher to strike, otherwise, the item/person takes half the normal bite Mega-Damage!
  • Tail Sweep
    The dragon's tail is agile enough to sweep the legs of an opponent (one or two if roughly the same size as the dragon, all within a 15 footl4.6 m diameter if smaller and clustered together). Damage is a mere 106 M.D. plus victims knocked off their feet (roll to dodge) lose initiative and two melee attacks/actions. No physical dam­age if the dragon is only trying to knock them over.
  • Dragon Metamorphosis takes half a melee round (7 seconds)
    The standard shaping ability common to most dragons. With time and practice, the dragon can make the transi­tion faster.

Weapon Proficiencies
Aimed Shots: +3 to Strike Bonus (costs 2 actions)
Burst Shots: +1 to Strike Bonus
Called/Aimed Shots: +3 to Strike Bonus, 12+ Strike Roll Required (costs 3 actions)
Melee Called Shots: No bonus to Strike, No extra action cost

W.P. Shield - +1 to Parry at levels 1, 3, 7, 10, and 13. +1 to strike with shield at levels 4, 8, and 12. Cannot be thrown.
W.P. Sword - +1 to strike at levels 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15. +1 to parry at levels 2, 4, 7, 10, and 13. +1 to strike when thrown at levels 4, 8, and 12; not designed for throwing.

Saving Throw Bonuses
(+ 1 on all other saving throws not listed here) )
Coma/Death: 28%
Magic (varies): +6
Lethal Poison (14+): +6
Non-Lethal Poison (16+): +6
Insanity (12+): +11
Psionics (varies): +9
Mind Control (varies): +3
Horror Factor (varies): +6
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Re: Venenifer -- Equipment Sheet

Postby Venenifer » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:25 pm

Equipment

Carried/In Hand
None.

Worn on Person
Cloak of Protection
Quality clothing underneath the Cloak

Utility Belt
Attachment points can be utilized to carry 1 each of the following item types: sidearm, magazine, E-clip, grenade, canteen, food ration pack, minor items or individual tools.
• Attachment: Flaming Knife
• Attachment:
• Attachment:
• Attachment:

Backpack
The backpack is padded, sealable, and lightly armored. Internal space can be utilized to carry a variety of items. Internal capacity is 30" long, 18" wide, and 6" deep. Items larger than a grenade will require more than one space.
• Space:
• Space:
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Secure Universal Card: None
Non-Secure Black Card: None.




Gear Stats

Flaming Knife
Image
Stats
Uncommon Enchanted weapon
Damage: 2D6
Magic Features
  • Flaming Blade
  • Scabbard/sheathe that is Impervious to Fire
Curse: None
History: None
Book Reference: p.249, PFRPG

Cloak of Protection
Image
Stats
Common Enchanted Armor
  • A.R.: 12 (on S.D.C. worlds only)
  • S.D.C.: 50 (on S.D.C. worlds only)
  • M.D.C.: 50 (Mega-Damage Environments)
Weight:
Modifiers: Can only be repaired by magic craftsmen (costs vary, but will always be at least ten times normal armor repair costs)
Magic Features
  • Impervious to fire
Curse: None
History: None
Book Reference: p.249, PFRPG
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Re: Venenifer -- Story and XP Table

Postby Venenifer » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:25 pm

Background Story

Chapter 1: The Hatchling
The dark warm embrace of the oval was comforting, soothing and safe. Even before springing forth into the world, she knew. She knew what she was, what she was capable of and what she had to become. Her senses soared as she lay in the dark embrace, her eyes shut and her body still in a curled ball. Even in the dark, she knew where she was and what was around her. Her birthers did not leave her defenseless. Though her eyes were shut, her mind was open, and it saw everything in the cavern around her. The stillness of the cave her egg lies in, the emptiness around her.

During her time in silence and in thought, her mind’s eye shows her something new; movement. It is slow, hard to discern at first. Then another sense of movement prompts her to shift within her egg, and another sense, then a fourth; she was no longer alone. She didn’t feel in danger, nor the immediate need to run, though she definitely felt in a position of weakness. Expanding her small wings and lurching her head, she cracked her egg and burst out to face the intruders. Merely seven feet long out of her egg, she was hardly a threat to anything yet, after all, she was just a hatchling; not to mention, four intruders. Before her stood an armored humanoid male, a larger green one, a cloaked one and a furry female one. She furrows her brow and opens her royal amethyst colored wings, a natural response to make herself seem larger. She looks, they were armed, and both had great pools of mystic energies; they could have been hunters, raiders, or any other manner of threats.

Her life is more important than theirs, so she falls to her natural instincts and defends herself from her new intruders. Suddenly, the cavern erupts with a large blanket of black smoke that rolls out from underneath her and engulfs the three of them. Her mind’s eye providing her eye-less sight, she knows exactly where they are and she melds into the shadows of the dark cavern within the smoke. Lowering herself to the ground and curling her lips, she readies herself to spew poisonous vapors to mix with the cloud to deal with them though, before releasing it, she extends her mind’s eye to see their intentions.

One of them, the knight, immediately fell into a defensive posture, while the cloaked one almost seemed impressed at her instincts. The other two were certainly not hostile, and she didn’t get the impression they were there to kill her. Releasing her readied poisonous vapors back within, she releases her smoke screen, though not her meld into darkness. Watching how they react from the shadows, she sees only three of them; though she knows where the fourth one is in the room. It seems that one also has the ability to meld with darkness. She decides she doesn’t want her first act on this world to be of violence, and if they truly meant no harm, there is no reason for her to kill them. She releases her meld and appears before them, slowly folding her wings back though standing tall and elongating her neck as to look down upon those within her cavern.

She lowers her head and extends her neck out, hissing towards the four in dragonese. “Why are you here?” And she receives a myriad of answers; from knowledge seeking to orders. And though she did not trust the four, they did not engage her, and thus began the beginning of an uneasy kinship.

One had orders they intended to disobey, while the others seemed content to just sit and provide safety while she got on her feet. They even hunted nearby wild animals for her to gorge herself in and though she didn’t need the food, their willingness to help her allowed her guard to drop. It was after just a few days when she was over twelve feet, growing nearly a foot a day in length and wingspan, that she left her caretakers.

She had to discover who she was and how to make her place in the world before she was ready to be at the behest of others. Before leaving, during the dead of night, she inscribed a small rock with the following written in dragonese ‘Keep this stone. I will find you again.’ And leaves it in her place before melding into the shadows and teleporting out of the cave. She extends her wings and takes flight, vanishing into the night sky in search of… she doesn’t know what exactly, yet.


Chapter 2: The Year
[The Search, the Hunter and the Dragon]
It is difficult to wander the world by yourself with no knowledge beyond that left to you by your birthers. Nothing short of asinine of two exceptionally powerful and ancient beings to leave their offspring to fend for itself. No matter, she would find them, and demand recompense as well as her place in the world. And find them she did.

Traveling the continents, it seemed unlikely that she would find her birthers on this world given what she already knew about her race. Dragon kind were powerful, near deific and respected or feared by all around them. Even the dreaded demons, hated Splurgoth and vile devils respected them to a fault. This, however, was also a bad thing. For in her travels, she encountered more than one foolish soul who wished for her head on a pike. Her ire was not to be tested, and those who became aggressive soon felt their bodies burn and their flesh melt from their bones as her acidic and venomous flames doused those who dared to stand in her way.

Her travels took her from the heart of China and their demon infested lands to the lands of Mystic Russia, where she had heard rumors of two large serpents well beyond the reach of the warlords of Russia. They have occupied a Ley Line Nexus in the wilds and driven the demonic occupants either out or dead. Only powerful and ancient serpents could be capable of such feats, and it is likely the quarry she seeks.

Flying high above the clouds that span the wilderness of Russia, she feels the lack of energies abound and knows she is near the nexus she seeks. Setting down, the dragoness finds a cave several miles off from the nexus and mellows in for what is sure to be a challenging day in the morning. The night is long and the nearby nexus is helping course the mystic energies that sustain her. Her mind wanders amid her slumber as she dreams on the encounter that is to come. At least, until her mind’s eye senses movement and her eyes open in the dead of night.

Without moving, the shadows of the cave engulf her and she vanishes from sight as a humanoid male enters her current domicile with a weapon drawn. She senses the magic energies coursing from him, he is armed and ready for a fight. She notes from the shadows a beautiful, inscribed blade and a certain number of tattoos on certain parts of his body; he isn’t human, no this is an atlantean, all the way out here in Russia. What could he want with her, she wonders. Fortunately, she did not have to wonder for long as he addresses the shadows.

“I know you are here, serpent. You have driven the demons from this land into the homesteads of the wilderness. You have caused death and chaos merely for your own whim; I will not tolerate it. Show yourself, and face my justice!” He calls out in normal mortal monologuing fashion. Though, there was something different about this one, she thought.

Her eyes reflected the luminescent green hue from the Ley Line nearby as she activates her cloak of darkness and rolls her shoulders. Her wings fold into herself and form a beautiful silk cloak of royal purple as her tail recedes and and her snout and neck shorten. Within seconds, she is standing in the shadows as a beautiful young woman and she disconnects from her cloak and meld into the shadows. Allowing the hunter to see her in her humanoid form, she smiles and approaches him.

“Now now, little hunter. I am not the evil being you seek. I played no part in driving the demons from this land. I wish to live peacefully, and only kill those who threaten my life. Now tell me, do you still want to kill me?” She states, her voice smooth and sultry as she walks within striking range of his great blade. His face contorts with visible confusion and awe at the sight of the beautiful woman standing before him.

She circles him slowly, running her hand across his shoulders as she continues to speak. “What’s the matter, serpent got your tongue? Where is all that vigor you showed before, I didn’t expect you to bend so easily. Tell me, what is your name, hunter?” She asks slowly, and the hunter can barely move. He has hunted his fare share of evil serpents, but none with this level or poise, nor beauty.

Clearing his throat, he lowers his sword and speaks. “I am Demitrius Kidemónas Alítheia of Aerihman, and I am Slayer of Evil. You. You are not evil.” He says, his words with conviction though his voice is soft. She smiles as she ends her second circle in front of him.

“Oh, you do not know what I am, Sir Demitrius. You wear your heritage well, and you are no fool. Turn back, leave this place. The Serpents you seek will not take kindly to one such as yourself; I am here for them.” She finishes and steps away from him. He raises his sword slowly but not aggressively.

“Surely, you cannot be serious?” He exclaims causing her to sigh and look back at him over her cloak.

“You’re rather pretty for a humanoid. I’d hate to see you reduced to a heap; leave, mortal. You cannot hold a candle to the ancient powers before you, honestly, neither can I. But this is something that must be done, and it must be done without interference. Leave now, or die.” She finishes and rolls her neck.

Dropping her cloak to the ground, she stands bare before the slayer and her skin begins to fluctuate and become royal amethyst. Her neck elongates and her snout forms as her wings expand and her tail curls behind her. Looking down on the lantean below her, she picks up the cloak and ties it around her neck like a scarf before laying down. She extends her head and looks at the lantean as her frills extend, she sees the brief flash of terror in the slayer as he has never faced a true dragon before, even one as young as she.

“You are strong willed, I’ll give you that, Demi. But do not let your pride, nor your ego, nor your claim to justice blind you. You can live a long life, and hunt true evil in this world. Such as those demons you say these other serpents have driven from this land. Protect those unable to protect themselves. Now go. And maybe, if we’re fortunate, our paths will cross again when there is less of a threat on the horizon.” The dragoness finishes and recoils her head as the slayer sheepishly nods.

“But wait, what is your name then, Dragoness?” He asks as he sheathed his blade.

“Venenifer. A homage to my nature of magic and poison. Now go, I will not say it again.” She finishes and the slayer nods, leaving her to sit the rest of the night before her confrontation in the morning.

[The Dragons]

The morning came and the slayer was long gone, the Dragoness peers out of the cave and leaps into flight as she covers the ground quickly to the nexus nearby and lands at the mouth of the cave. Her senses attenuated to the presence of the dragons within, she entered the cave with confidence. Confidence that was swiftly, abruptly and viciously removed by what was before her.

She had found her birth parents, two beautiful and powerful dragons were in the cave with her, she felt it. She saw it, but even with her sight, she could never see what would happen next. Without warning, a large behemoth of a dragon sprung into vicious action and barreled her outside of the cave, forcing her to take flight. The red dragon chased her, and though she seemed faster, it was older, wiser and far more powerful than she dared to dream.

One second, it was behind her, amid her flying up into the sky and suddenly the red serpent was in front of her, viciously lashing down with its tail, connecting with the square of her back and causing her to fall downward. Before she was able to recover her attitude she felt the powerful claws dig into her neck and force her down faster. The ground was approaching, and she had mere seconds. With all her willpower, she willed herself out of its grip and back up into the sky in a means of teleportation. Heaving her breath, she scowled. Was this really the difference?

No. This she refused. She wouldn’t be bested so easily by her parents. Not after what they did, and in the blink of an eye, she vanishes from view in the air. Reappearing only as her powerful tail connects with the red dragon and sends him plummeting down in a similar powerful tail slash and for the briefest of seconds, she nearly sees the red dragon smile a toothy grin as it too vanishes mid fall.

Suddenly she feels a powerful gust of wind emanate near her and as she looks up, she sees the red dragon within thirty feet of her. It’s low growl echoes across the skies as it speaks. “Bravo. Now; this ends.” And suddenly Venenifer feels an overwhelming pain erupt from within her as she loses her ability to control her wings and falls to the ground below; the sheer agony of the feeling coursing through her is almost completely debilitating she didn’t even feel the impact to the ground below.

When she opened her eyes she saw two large dragons, larger than her, towering over her. The red one, her father, and a blue one, her mother. The blue dragon touched Venenifers chest with her claw and she felt a great rush of positive energies flow through her, and she could stand. And there she was, before her birthers, at their mercy.

“Venenifer. You should not have sought us out, though, you are lucky you found us when you did. We were leaving this world tomorrow.” The blue dragon states, catching the purple dragon, Venenifer off balance.

“How did you know my chosen name?” Venenifer questioned

“Simple, my child. You are our offspring. I knew your name, just as I knew you were camped out in that cave a few miles down the way. Just as I knew you spared that slayer who came to attack us. We are old, and our understanding of the world is vast. We tire of the turmoil on this planet, though we may return someday, hopefully you won’t have been killed off.” The red dragon responds. “You fought well, it seems you’ve inherited my physical prowess; and size. When you fully mature, I expect you to be a force that would make even other dragons bow; just do not drop your guard. Hunters like the one you spared are vast, and many wish to claim a trophy of the Dragon. Survive, and over time, perhaps you will learn more of our secrets.” He finishes

“Be mindful of whom you trust, and be ready to kill all whom you meet. I know you are young and adventurous. I too was at your age, but the world was a different place in my youth; thousands of years have not done it justice. Survive; now we are leaving this world. You still have things to learn, paths to walk and places to see here before you are ready to venture into the megaverse, but that is your future.” The blue dragon states, her voice softer than the red dragon. She knew their names now, but that didn’t matter. For within moments, they were gone again, leaving her alone in the world once more.

[The stone]
Resigning to find her way in the world with allies, she decided to hunt down those who found her as an egg. Hoping they took the stone she carved, she reached out psionically to find it; her senses pulsing like a radar as she flew around the world.

She finally picked up its scent on the North American continent, in the hands of the furry female that found her over a year ago. She watched, and waited until she was alone before appearing before her.

She approached as her dragoness form, and reached out telepathically to the one who kept her stone. “Do you remember the egg you found, you must, seeing as you kept the stone. I no longer wish to travel alone, and here I am, finding you alone as well. We can help each other; let us see what the future holds as allies, and I will help you against any you call enemies.” [i]

The felionoid agrees, thus cementing their friendship and together, they decided to head to Atlantis, where dragons were respected, where anything was possible.


Experience Table
  1. [i]0,000 - 3,000
  2. 3,001 - 5,000
  3. 5,001 - 10,000
  4. 10,001 - 20,000
  5. 20,001 - 30,000
  6. 30,001 - 50,000
  7. 50,001 - 80,000
  8. 80,001 - 120,000
  9. 120,001 - 170,000
  10. 170,001 - 230,000
  11. 230,001 - 300,000
  12. 300,001 - 380,000
  13. 380,001 - 470,000
  14. 470,001 - 600,000
  15. 600,001 - 800,000
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