Friday, September 19, 2014

Ezio Auditore — Renaissance Assassin

I'm finally tackling the asshole that broke my 400 XP vow. This only covers Ezio to the end of Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. Revelations has a handful of extra levels and very different inventory that will be added to the end of this entry.

Name: Ezio Auditore da Firenze
Race: Human
Experience: 450 (Legendary as f*ck)
Agility d10; Smarts d8; Spirit d8; Strength d10; Vigor d8
Pace 6; Parry 10; Charisma 4; Toughness 6
Hindrances: Loyal, Vengeful (m), Wanted (M)
Edges: Attractive, Danger Sense, Noble, Brawler, Improved First Strike, Connections (Assassin Order & da Vinci), Block, Improved Counterattack, Extraction, Marksman, Assassin, Two-Fisted, Quick Draw, Combat Reflexes, Frenzy, Florentine, Combat Sense, Dodge, Command, Improved Level Headed, Thief, Trademark Weapon (Hidden Blade), Filthy Rich, Hard to Kill, No Mercy, Nerves of Steel, Martial Artist, Followers, Tactician, Natural Leader
Skills: Boating d4, Climbing d8, Fighting d12+1, Knowledge (Battle) d8, Lockpicking d6, Notice d8, Riding d8, Shooting d6, Stealth d12, Streetwise d6, Swimming d6, Taunt d8, Throwing d10
Inventory: Assassin's Robes, Leather Greaves (Armor +1, Legs), Plate Vambraces (Armor +3, Forearms), Hidden Blade x 2 (Str+d4, –2 to be Noticed), Sword of Altaïr (Str+d8), Hidden Pistol (2d6+1, 5/10/20, 2 action reload), Pouch x 3, Throwing Knives x 8 (Str+d4, 3/6/12), Steel Knuckles (Str+d4, considered Unarmed), Mini Crossbow (2d4, AP 1, 6/12/24), Mini Bolts x 10, Quiver, Smoke Bomb x 2 (as the obscure power), Vial of Lethal Poison (5 uses, Vigor –2), Apple of Eden.

Ezio Auditore was born in Firenze and lived in the late 1400s and early 1500s. Following the murder of his father and brothers, he discovered and took up his father's mantle as a member of the Assassin order, training with his uncle Mario and searching for the Templars involved in the conspiracy against his family. Ezio will do whatever he can to save those he trusts from any danger, no matter how much risk it poses to him or his mission. He is also dangerously vengeful, rarely letting folks get away after doing him wrong.

An attractive, wealthy individual, Ezio has become one of the greatest fighters of all time, able to take on swathes of highly trained soldiers on his own. He has been trained by thieves, mercenaries, couriers, and other assassins to become not only a lethal combatant, but dangerously difficult to spot. Able to gather information, draw out, and execute a plan, he is your worst nightmare if you should ever hope to rob the people of their freedom.

In regard to his combat capabilities, he is most proficient in counterattacking, and his ability to strike down every individual that approaches him before they even have the opportunity to take a swing is invaluable. He is also deadly with his hands, able to stun and disarm opponents to strike them down with their own weapons.

In his more recent years, he has become a brilliant commander, taking charge over the assassin order and commanding a small force of personally trained, lethal killers.

Revelations Inventory: Assassin's Robes, Leather Armor (Armor +1, Legs & Arms), Hidden Blade (Str+d4, –2 to be Noticed), Hook Blade (Str+d4+1, –2 to be Noticed), Sword of Altaïr (Str+d8), Hidden Pistol (2d6+1, 5/10/20, 2 action reload), Pouch x 3, Throwing Knives x 15 (Str+d4, 3/6/12), Dagger (Str+d4), Parachute Pack x 2.

Advances before Death (500 XP):
Smarts d10, Spirit d10, Improved Block, Inspire, Jack-of-All-Trades, Elderly (Investigation d8).

Apple of Eden: This is an artifact left behind by the First Civilization with nearly god-like powers. To best replicate it, I simply used 60 PP from the Super Powers Companion with the following powers:
  • Fear (5): Terror.
  • Illusion (20): Level 8. Obscurement, System Shock.
  • Mind Control (19): Multiple Minds ×7.
  • Paralysis (4): Spirit roll. Strong. (Keeps the target from willing themselves to move).
  • Stun (7): Smarts roll. Large Burst Template, Strong. (Pulse of energy).
  • Super Attribute (5): Smarts +3. Limitation (–1, mind control only).

In addition, the Followers that generally stick with Ezio are experienced Assassins with the following stats (they come out to about 40 XP as player characters):

Agility d8; Smarts d6; Spirit d6; Strength d8; Vigor d6
Pace 6; Parry 7; Charisma 0; Toughness 6 (1)
Hindrances: Vow (M—Assassin Order)
Edges: Extraction, Combat Reflexes, Assassin, Counterattack, one additional Edge
Skills: Climbing d6, Fighting d10, Notice d6, Riding d6, Shooting d8, Stealth d8, Throwing d6, one additional Skill at d6
Inventory: Leather Armor (Armor +1), Throwing Knives (Str+d4, 3/6/12), Hidden Blade (Str+d4, –2 to Notice), Hidden Gun (2d6+1, 5/10/20), Smoke Bomb (as per obscure), various weapons.

So there's Ezio, from his childhood to his death, along with his trusted assassin followers; easily one of the most terrifying individuals I've thrown together to date. Questions, comments, and anger below!

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