Astral Saga: Stars of Strife
Rogue Spy | Double Agent?
Legacy – Deception
Posing as a human, Cao Cao is secretly working toward Human Solidarity, but may have his own motives, including why he works for Black White Grey, a human politician. (The Human Solidarity movement wants galaxy dominated by Humanity.)
bioMechanoid Humanist, with a Human Exoskeleton
“Parents” turned him into a bioMech agaisnt his will. He Found a group of like bioMechs who embrace both Human and bioMech background.
Key People – Dreg Spenco, another bioMech
Found Human sympathizers who gave him a human skin exoskeleton, installed over his bioMech body. The Human Sympathizes were for Humanists.
Key People – Black White Grey, a human political leader with ulterior motives — the quest for immortality.
Caught & enslaved. Helped by fellow slave Faishi, Lu Bu. They escape together. Despite being a Humanist, he is loyal to Lu Bu.
Key People – Lu Bu, Legendary Bad-A.
Boons & Burdens
Deep Knowledge – Rank 2 Gift
Brain has been uploaded with the Astral Science of Quantum Destination.
Skepticism – Rank 1 Burden – Has hard time relying on “magic.”
Persuasion – Rank 1 Gift
Innate understanding of how to manipulate others.
Lack of Faith – Rank 0 Burden – Doesn’t trust most people.
Deep Rock – Rank 1 Ally
Betrayal – Rank 0 Burden – Betrayal is likely.
Physical 5 • Mental 5 • Social 4 • Astral 2
Urban Navigation 1, Blending In 1
Ranged Combat 2
Guns 1, Sniping 1
Awareness 1, Estimation 2
Endurance 2, Brawn 1
Melee Combat 2
Dirty Fighting 1
Quantum Destination 2
Compacting Rifle – Rank 4
Physical | +4 Dice
Highly Accurate, long-range rifle that can compact to a portable size.
Reload Delay – Rank 2 Burden – Very long reload time. (Suggestion from Scott: How about making it a long recoil time?)
Arena Armor – Rank 6
Physical | +4 Armor, +2 Dice
Heavy armor to protect human exoskeleton.
Heavy – Rank 3 BurdenIt’s heavy, hindering mobility.
Cerebral Port – Rank 4
Mental | +2 Power, +2 Dice
Direct interface with computer systems.
Blow Cover – Rank 2 Burden – May reveal true nature as a bioMech. (Suggestion from Scott: That’s not bad, but I don’t know how often that could come up. It’s sci-fi, so this sort of technology might be more common than you think.)
Intimidation – Rank 6
Social | +2 Power, +4 Dice
Intimidating look, can prevent fights or weaken enemy resolve.
Scary – Rank 3 Burden – Scares people off, including allies, sometimes.
bioCore – Rank 4
Physical | +4 Dice
bioMechanoid crystalline bioCore enhances overall physical performance.
Immortal Delusions – Rank 2 Burden – Lacks sense of danger for others.