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LEVEL-UP IN PROGRESS

Subject 3
Name: Nova Goreman
Species: Aglaritsi
Gender: Female
Orientation: Heteroromantic heterosexual
Spiritual patron: Mother of Chaos

Stats:
Physical: Beauty 14; Dexterity 08; Health 16; Speed 14; Strength 18.
Analysis: subject is healthy, fast and strong, but somewhat clumsy. Physical appearance is above-average.
Mental: Communication 10; Emotion 10; Intelligence 10; Memory 10; Will 18.
Analysis: all of subject's statistics in this category are strictly average, with the exception of willpower, which is well above.
Exotic: Chi 0; Esp 0; Luck 6; Magic 0; Patron 6.
Analysis: subject is untrained in martial and psychic arts and magic. Luck is average. Spiritual patron is well-invested in the subject.

Racial abilities:
Hammermaiden: female Aglaritsi are trained in the use of the greathammer from the moment they are able to talk and walk, and are considered Proficient with the weapon
Maze savant: Aglaritsi have nigh-perfect sense of direction
Nighteyes: Aglaritsi can see with perfect clarity in natural darkness
Surprising stealth: in spite of an Aglaritsi's bulky frame and below-average dexterity, they suffer no penalties to the stealth skill

Racial flaws:
Herd instinct: an Aglaritsi without regular companions suffers a cumulative penalty of 1 per day of solitude to their Willpower. The penalty is reduced by 1 per day for every day they spend with regular companions
Clumsy: subtract 2 from an Aglaritsi's starting Dexterity
Obligate herbivore: an Aglaritsi is forced to subsist on a diet of plants, and is unable to gain nutrition from animal protein. Without regular meals of plantlife, the creature soon weakens


Class levels: Chaos Warrior 1; increasing to 2
Stat increase = YES.
Increase interest of spiritual patron in subject. Augment PAT by 1. PAT = 6

Existing class abilities:
Nightscream frenzy: when a Chaos Warrior suffers a specific trigger (physical injury lowering their Health to below half or psychological trauma), the power of Chaos suffuses them and allows them to transform to resemble the Chaos Champion Nightscream, the Goatwolf, for a duration of one minute per point in their PAT-score. The Chaos Warrior gains a pool of points equal to their PAT-score to distribute among the Physical stats DEX - HEA - SPD - STR, as well as natural claw- and bite-attacks, with which they are considered to be Proficient for the duration of Nightscream frenzy. Warning: during Nightscream frenzy, the Chaos Warrior must deduct a number of points equal to their PAT-score from their Mental stats, and is wholly focused on offense. This penalty is removed once Nightscream frenzy ends at a rate of 1 point per minute
Voluntary termination: a Chaos Warrior with this ability can terminate a Frenzy before its natural termination point of one minute per point of PAT-score by an act of sheer will

>>>> Select new class ability: Chaos Warrior
Choose one of:
1) Frenzied healing: when initiating a Frenzy, a Chaos Warrior heals a minor amount of damage
2) Nightscream sheath: during Nightscream frenzy, a Chaos Warrior with this ability can sheath their existing weapon in an aura of Darkness-elemental energy. Successful blows with this weapon can temporarily blind an opponent in addition to dealing injuries, unless that opponent is somehow capable of seeing in the dark, as per the Nighteyes racial ability
3) Patron's Nightscream: when initiating Nightscream frenzy, a Chaos Warrior with this ability has a chance of attracting the attention of their patron deity, and gaining an aura of said patron's power about them. This aura may have additional benefits against specific opponents
4) Stonebreak frenzy: a Chaos Champion with this ability may - in response to a specific trigger - suffuse themselves with the power of Chaos and transform to resemble the Chaos Champion Stonebreak, for a duration of one minute per point in their PAT-score. The Chaos Warrior gains a pool of points equal to their PAT-score to distribute among DEX - SPD - STR, as well as a rocky hide that provides additional armour benefits and allows them to make unarmed slam attacks. Warning: during Stonebrak frenzy, the Chaos Warrior must deduct a number of points equal to their PAT-score from their Mental stats, and is wholly focused on offense. This penalty is removed once Nightscream frenzy ends at a rate of 1 point per minute


Skills:
Foraging 1
History 1
Linguistics 2 (Aglaritsi, Surface Common, Underground Common)
Religious lore 2
Stealth 2


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The rush of the Level-up passes through the three lucky party members, and their choices crystallize in their minds.

"That was stupid," Number Twelve sulks. "Why'd you make me explain sorcery to the fluffball? It didn't work, obviously. Look at her, she's as dumb as ever, it didn't take..."

"Yeah, it did!" the Beachbunny chirps, happily. "We're the same now!"

"No, we are NOT!" Number Twelve says, horrified.

"But you're just a Level 1 Sorceress too, right?" the Beachbunny asks.

"I am a Sorcerer, not a Sorceresss! That's totally different!" Number Twelve protests.

The Halokai rattles the new spines that have extended down the middle of his back and makes a rude, snorting sound. 

"Yeah, sure thing," Nova adds, smirking.

"I am telling you-" Number Twelve wails.

"Save it," Droz says as he expertly slices the pizza into pieces and hands everyone a piece - making sure to remove the meat and cheese for Nova and the Beachbunny. "Let's eat and move on. Hey, Gus?"

"Yeah?" the Epon asks, dully. He snorts with surprise when Droz gives him a friendly scratch behind one of his ears.

"That was a good kick," the Low Elf says. "And you know your way around out here, right? Wanna join our gang? We've picked up some decent treasure already, and we're on a mission from a god, or so Nova tells me, so there might be more goodies coming our way."

"Got nothing better to do," Gloomy Gus sighs. "Might as well."

"But he's so depressing!" Number Twelve whines.

"So talk to... uh, look, do you have a name other than 'Beachbunny'?" Droz asks the Beachbunny.

"What's a name?" she asks, innocently.

"Alright, something to think about," Droz decides. "Look, we've still got daylight, so let's get walking. Twelve-"

"My name is Volamite Number Twelve!" the Volamite snarls.

"I know," Droz says. "So, you and the Beachbunny talk while we walk. Explain to her about magic."

"But-" the Volamite starts to complain.

"Have you forgotten about those weirdo zombies?" the Low Elf asks, cutting him off. "Talk to her. Explain to her about magic."

"You know, I thought this day was turning sour when that thing with the blue butt showed up, but things are really looking up," Nova says as the party sets off for further (mis)adventure. "I like the feeling of this new helmet. It looks like bronze, but it feels hard as steel."

"I suppose this ring is nice," Number Twelve says, sulkily. "Makes me feel stronger."

"I like my new bling!" the Beachbunny says, happily.

"This sword is definitely magic," Droz confirms. "Makes my thumbs itch. Alright then, team; let's move out and kick the blue butt of whatever other freak tries to jump us."

"Or we get eaten by it," Gloomy Gus sighs.

"Ughh, he is sooo... annoying!" Number Twelve complains.

"Talk to your new apprentice," Droz orders.

"Yup, it's a beautiful day," Nova says, smiling.

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Thanks to her (terse) lessons in sorcery, the Beachbunny can make a selection of two from among the following spells:

Augmentation: 
1) BLS (Bestow Lesser Strength) - grant target temporary bonus of 2 to STR
2) BLA (Bestow Lesser Acceleration) - grant target temporary bonus of 2 to SPD
3) DPA (Don Personal Armour) - envelop self in armour-enhancing field
4) FTC (Fast Tree Climbing) - enhance target's capacity to climb and move among trees

Translocation:  
1) GWS (Guardian Worm Summons) - summon a worm-like guardian entity from beyond to protect an item or location for an hour per Sorcerer level
2) SMC (Summon Minor Critter) - summon a minor animal from surrounding area
3) SLS (Summon Lesser Stranger) - summon a minor creature from other realms, such as a lesser elemental, imp-class demon, or an Overworld Fragment
4) WSS (Wild Spirit Summons) - summon a spirit entity. Warning: summoned entity is not under any obligation to obey summoner!

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Now... WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Keep in mind you can decide on a name for the Beachbunny in addition to planning other activities. ;)


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:iconmichaeljohnmorris:
MichaelJohnMorris Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'd like to go with what HelenMcLaughlinArt says.
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HelenMcLaughlinArt Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2018   Digital Artist
Silva seems good - not sure if it's a reference to something, but go for it.

I vote Nova should start improving her frenzy abilities and have Frenzied Healing for starters.

Now - carry on towards the town they were heading for (if I've remembered that correctly?).
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:icongrendelkin:
Grendelkin Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
And which spells should Silva take?
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:iconhelenmclaughlinart:
HelenMcLaughlinArt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018   Digital Artist
Bestow Lesser Strength and Summon Lesser Stranger.
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Foxhatart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Can we name the Beachbunny Silva? 

By the way the part about Nova not eating meats says she weakens if she doesn't eat meat ^^;
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Grendelkin Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
If the other voters agree, then sure thing! ^_^

(Whoops! Thanks for pointing that out; fixed it.)
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Foxhatart Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Yay! :heart:

You're welcome :heart:
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