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Whitehood Mountains Castle Battle-Mage

Sound 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), Hard of Hearing (-10), Impulsiveness (-10), Skinny (-5), Gluttony (-5)

Quirks (-5 CP):

Complains that Everyone is Mumbling all the time (-1), Sings all the Time quite Loudly (-1), Is Teaching Macaw to Read! (-1), Believes that all Power is based on Language (-1) and Wants to learn Spells of Light and Artistic skills (-1)

Skills (19 CP):

Staff (from Spear) 0-10
Spear 2-12, Stealth 4-13
Singing 1-10, Magic Jet 4-14, Shield 1-12
Read/Write: Anglish 1-10, Musical Instrument: Pipes 1/2-9, Tactics 1-10
Anglish 0-12, Elvish 1/2-10, Bard 1-11, Orcish 1/2-10, Dwarvish 1/2-10, Sign Language 1/2-10, Goblin 1/2-10, Lip-reading 1/2-10
Savoir-Faire 1/2-11 (19 CP)

Spells (31 CP):

Sound 1-12, Voices 1-12, Thunderclap 1-12, Great Voice 1-12, Sound Jet 6-15, Silence 1-12, Hush 6-15, Mage-Stealth 1-12, Far-Hearing 1-12, Keen Ears 6-15, Sound Vision 1-12, Wizard Ear 1-12, Scribe 1-12, Delayed Message 1-12 (Sound College Improv skill 14)
Apportation 1-12, Air-Golem 1-12 (Movement College Imp 2)
Sense Life 1-12 (Imp 1)
Simple Illusion 1-12, Complex Illusion 1-12 (Imp 2)
Keen Eyes 1-12 (Imp 1)
Hawk Vision 1-12 (Imp 1)

Spell Research

a spell that creates overpowering sound like a Warbler Grenade or damaging sound like a Sonic Screamer.

Balthazar's Familiar ("Macaw," a screech owl)

Screech Owl Familiar: ST: 3, DX: 14, IQ: 7, HT: 13 / 5, PD: 0, DR: 0, SPD: 14 (1 on the ground), Dodge: 7, Dam: 1d-3 Cut, R: C, Size: <1, Wt: 6 lbs. This type of Screech Owl has Night Vision, +11 Acute Hearing, No Sense of Smell/Taste & Silence 1. Macaw knows Naturalist, Brawling, Flight, Stealth & Magic Jet at 14 & Sound Jet (1 pt max) at 15. (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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