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Asura Wealdnain

Whitehood Mountains Castle Battle-Mage

Healing College expert

Total: 75 points
[Created by Ian Turner.]

Attributes (40 CP):

ST: 10 (0)
DX: 12 (20)
IQ: 12 (20)
HT: 10 (0)

Advantages (25 CP):

Magical Aptitude level 2 (25), Familiar (0)

Disadvantages (-40 CP):

Duty (*) (-10), Vow: Vegetarian (-5), Sense of Duty (All Humanity) (-15), Gullibility (-10)

Quirks (-5 CP):

Thinks Animals are all Friendly and Innocent . . . (-1), Mother is a 1/2 Elf, Asura Looks faintly Elven (-1), Hates wearing Armor, will try to enter combat in an Evening Gown (-1), Sense of Duty extends to Demihumans (-1) and Plans to Halt her Aging ASAP (-1)

Skills (15 CP):

Staff (from Spear) 0-10
Spear 2-12
Shield 1-12
Surgery 1-10
Diagnosis 4-12, Physician 4-12, Read/Write: Anglish 1-10, Tactics 1-10
Anglish 0-12
First Aid 1-12

Spells (40 CP):

Lend Strength 1-12, Lend Health 1-12, Recover Strength 6-15, Minor Healing 6-15, Major Healing (VH) 12-15, Sterilize 1-12, Cure Disease 1-12, Neutralize Poison 1-12, Restoration (VH) 2-12, Regeneration (VH) 2-12, Halt Aging (VH) 1-11, Suspended Animation 1-12 (Healing Collage Improv skill: 12)
Test Food 1-12, Decay 1-12 (Imp 2)
Foolishness 1-12, Daze 1-12, Sleep 1-12 (Imp 3)

Spell Research

a diagnosis spell called Sense Health.

Asura's Familiar (Wati, a kekeko with Magery)

Kekeko Familiar: ST: 4 / 10, DX: 13, IQ: 7, HT: 15 / 4, SPD: 14 (1), Dodge: 7 (5), PD: 0, DR: 0, Dam: 1d-4 Cut, Range: C, Size: <1, Wt: 5 lbs. Wati knows Flight and Stealth at 13, Diagnosis at 12 and Minor Healing, Bravery and Peaceful Sleep spells at 15. He has Magery 3, Alertness +7 and Empathy. (0 CP)


Finally got around to adding Familiars and Disads to the 25 "Generic Mages" our PCs hired in a fairly long-running GURPS campaign. All are 75 CP and any could be used alone. They were made before Grimoire, so none of them have any spells from it. I will probably make a few based on Grimoire spells later.

* All have a -10 CP Duty (Whitehood Castle, 12 or less).

All are 75 CP characters.

As an army contingent, they are outfitted with Heavy Leather Armor of +1 PD, +2 DR and 25% Lighten, 1 Chiron unguent, a Ring of Bless 1 and a Fine Staff with a Spearhead and Staff spell. The exceptions are Wild Jasmine, who has enchanted Dog-Barding and non-magical Heavy Leather and a large necklace of Bless 1 and Carlsen the Wraith, who has upper class clothes of +1 PD and +2 DR and who has a 25% Lighten on his Staff in lieu of a spearhead.

All Familiars have IQ: 7 (5), Rider Within (5), Telepathy (5) & Mage Suffers Wounds (-15) for a net cost of 0 CP. The exceptions are Balthazar's Owl, Asura's Kekeko, Breas' Serpent, Wild Jasmine's Changeling and Darmon's Faerie, all of which have IQ: 7 (5), Speech (10) & Mage Suffers Wounds (-15) for a net cost of 0 CP.

The last 10 Mages are from a Mages Academy and are "on practicum," having spent 1/2 of their starting wealth on their training & are the best of the best. The others were recruited in various other venues, but are working well with the students. Notable friends include; Akron & Calthnum, Carlsen & Emmorath, Shivaak & Y'ghrul-Neh and Mymerah & Samilthea. Asura has become rather tight with the contingent of 10 Healing Mages that are separately retained elsewhere in the castle. Mokharitos & Norskaal spend too much time around the Sworn Executioner, who is "known" by all to be a sadistic Necromancer. Chorozon & Carlsen are secretly brothers. Their overseer is the doddering old duck, Seron, a partially senile, half-blind, mostly deaf and overwhelmingly powerful sorcerer who rose from humble beginnings (knowing only Earth Magics and a few Healing spells to clear mastery of a dozen colleges!) to become the Court Wizard to Castle Whitehood. Anyone who says "Whitebread Castle" in front of its Lord, Sir Senistar, will probably get an unforgettable private meeting with the aforementioned Executioner . . .

--Ian Turner.


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