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Akron Sinclair the Hawk

Whitehood Mountains Castle Battle-Mage

Animal 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 (39 CP):

Magical Aptitude: 5 (Animal College Only) (34), Animal Empathy (5), Familiar (0)

[House Rule: Mages can purchase standard Magery up to 1/3 of their IQ (round down) and One-College or Limited Magery up to 1/2 of their IQ (ditto). If these rules are out-of-line for your game, simply reduce any Magery levels above 3 and use points thus saved to beef up the character's main spells.]

Disadvantages (-40 CP):

Sense of Duty (Whitehood Castle) (-5), Mild Claustrophobia (-15), Duty (*) (-10) & Impulsiveness (-10)

Quirks (-5 CP):

Seeks true Parents (-1), Eats a Lot (-1), Wants to Fly as a Man (-1), Has a Secret Treehouse hidden in the Forest (-1) & Wears a Green Crystal Leaf Pendant, doesn't know where he got it, it's a latent family-only Powerstone! (-1)

Skills (30 CP):

Acrobatics 1-10, Bow 1-10, Staff (from Spear) 0-10
Spear 2-12, Fencing 1-11, Stealth 1-11, Climbing 1-11, Flight (+1) 4-14
Brawling (Eagle form) (+1) 2-14, Jumping 1-12, Shield 1-12
Anglish 0-12
Read/Write: Anglish 1-10, Animal Handling: Raptors/Other (+3/-1) (+4) 1-17/ 13, Naturalist 1-10, Veterinary: Raptors/Other (+3/-1) (+4) 1-17 / 13, Navigation 1/2-9, Tactics 1-10
Weather Sense 1-11, Elvish 1-11, Tracking 1-11, Survival: Woods 1-11, Falconry (+4) 1-15, Heraldry 1-11, Lip-reading 1-11
Scrounging 1/2-11, Cooking 1/2-11, Gesture 1/2-11, First Aid 1/2-11, Carpentry 1/2-11

Spells (11 CP):

Beast-Soother 1-15, Master 1-15, Insect Control 1-15, Rider Within 1-15, Beast-Speech 1-15, Beast-Summoning 1-15, Bird Control 1-15, Shapeshifting* Eagle 2-15, Shapeshift Others* Eagle 2-15 (Imp 9)

Akron's Familiar (Nirel "Stormrider," a Mu-Eagle)

Mu-Eagle Familiar: ST: 6, DX: 12, IQ: 7, HT: 13 / 6, SPD/Dodge: 18 / 9 (1 / 6 on the ground), PD: 0, DR: 0, Dam: 1d+1 Cut, Reach: C, Size: <1, Wt: 12 lbs. Nirel "Stormrider" has Combat Reflexes, Acute Vision +7, Absolute Direction, Polarized Eyes & Telescopic Vision x3. He knows Flight and Brawling at 12 and Naturalist and Navigation at 12. (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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