Friday, November 15, 2013

The King is Dead: Gentlemen of Malleus

All gentlemen of Malleus are trained in the dueling arts.
Aristocratic Mallean society allows for far more flexibility in men’s career paths than women.  The following examples trace the careers of a military man, a politician, and a wastrel.  More information on the religious life is forthcoming.

Bully (Novice)
Attributes: Agility d6 Smarts d4 Spirit d6 Strength d8 Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d8, Gambling d4, Intimidation d8, Knowledge (Occult) d4, Lockpicking d4, Notice d4, Persuasion d4, Riding d4, Shooting d4, Stealth d4, Streetwise d4, Taunt d4, Throwing d4.
Charisma +2  Pace 6  Parry 6 Toughness 6
Hindrances: Arrogant, Stubborn, Vengeful (Minor).
Edges: Brawny, Noble.

Student (Novice)
Attributes: Agility d6 Smarts d8 Spirit d6 Strength d6 Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d4, Gambling d4, Intimidation d4, Investigation d6, Knowledge (Occult) d4, Notice d4, Persuasion d6, Riding d4, Shooting d4, Stealth d4, Streetwise d4, Taunt d6.
Charisma +2  Pace 6  Parry 4 Toughness 5
Hindrances: Cautious, Code of Honor, Greedy (Minor).
Edges: Alertness, Noble.

Toady (Novice)
Attributes: Agility d8 Smarts d6 Spirit d4 Strength d6 Vigor d6
Skills: Driving d4, Fighting d4, Gambling d6, Intimidation d4, Investigation d4, Knowledge (Occult) d4, Lockpicking d4, Notice d4, Persuasion d4, Riding d4, Shooting d4, Stealth d6, Streetwise d6, Taunt d6, Throwing d4.
Charisma +2  Pace 6  Parry 4 Toughness 5
Hindrances: Poverty, Vengeful (Minor), Yellow.
Edges: Noble

Junior Officer (Seasoned)
Attributes: Agility d6 Smarts d4 Spirit d6 Strength d8 Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d8, Gambling d4, Intimidation d8, Knowledge (Battle) d4, Knowledge (Occult) d4, Lockpicking d4, Notice d4, Persuasion d4, Riding d6,* Shooting d6, Stealth d4, Streetwise d4, Taunt d4, Throwing d4.
Charisma +2  Pace 6  Parry 6 Toughness 6
Hindrances: Arrogant, Stubborn, Vengeful (Minor).
Edges: Brawny, Command, Noble.
* or Boating, depending on whether he is Army or Navy.

Junior Politician (Seasoned)
Attributes: Agility d6 Smarts d8 Spirit d8 Strength d6 Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d4, Gambling d4, Intimidation d6, Investigation d6, Knowledge (Occult) d4, Notice d6, Persuasion d6, Riding d4, Shooting d4, Stealth d4, Streetwise d4, Taunt d6.
Charisma +2  Pace 6  Parry 4 Toughness 5
Hindrances: Cautious, Code of Honor, Greedy (Minor).
Edges: Alertness, Noble, Strong Willed.

Junior Sycophant (Seasoned)
Attributes: Agility d8 Smarts d6 Spirit d6 Strength d6 Vigor d6
Skills: Driving d4, Fighting d6, Gambling d6, Intimidation d4, Investigation d4, Knowledge (Occult) d4, Lockpicking d4, Notice d4, Persuasion d6, Riding d4, Shooting d4, Stealth d6, Streetwise d6, Taunt d6, Throwing d4.
Charisma +4  Pace 6  Parry 5 Toughness 5
Hindrances: Poverty, Vengeful (Minor), Yellow.
Edges: Attractive, Noble

Senior Officer (Veteran)
Attributes: Agility d6 Smarts d6 Spirit d6 Strength d8 Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d8, Gambling d4, Intimidation d8, Knowledge (Battle) d6, Knowledge (Occult) d4, Lockpicking d4, Notice d6, Persuasion d4, Riding d6,* Shooting d6, Stealth d4, Streetwise d4, Taunt d4, Throwing d4.
Charisma +2  Pace 6  Parry 6 Toughness 6
Hindrances: Arrogant, Stubborn, Vengeful (Minor).
Edges: Brawny, Command, Inspire, Leader of Men, Noble.
* or Boating, depending on whether he is Army or Navy

Senior Politician (Veteran)
Attributes: Agility d6 Smarts d10 Spirit d8 Strength d6 Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d4, Gambling d4, Intimidation d8, Investigation d6, Knowledge (Occult) d4, Notice d8, Persuasion d8, Riding d4, Shooting d4, Stealth d4, Streetwise d4, Taunt d8.
Charisma +4  Pace 6  Parry 4 Toughness 5
Hindrances: Cautious, Code of Honor, Greedy (Minor).
Edges: Alertness, Charismatic, Noble, Strong Willed.

Senior Sycophant (Veteran)
Attributes: Agility d8 Smarts d8 Spirit d6 Strength d6 Vigor d6
Skills: Driving d4, Fighting d6, Gambling d6, Intimidation d6, Investigation d4, Knowledge (Occult) d4, Lockpicking d4, Notice d4, Persuasion d8, Riding d4, Shooting d4, Stealth d8, Streetwise d8, Taunt d6, Throwing d4.
Charisma +4  Pace 6  Parry 5 Toughness 5
Hindrances: Poverty, Vengeful (Minor), Yellow.
Edges: Attractive, Noble, Quick

Admiral/General (Heroic)
This savvy commander has risen to hold one of the top ranks in the Mallean military.  Now he must choose between serving his bloodthirsty overlords or leading his troops against their own country.
Attributes: Agility d6 Smarts d8 Spirit d6 Strength d8 Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d8, Gambling d4, Intimidation d8, Knowledge (Battle) d10, Knowledge (Occult) d4, Lockpicking d4, Notice d6, Persuasion d6, Riding d6,* Shooting d6, Stealth d4, Streetwise d4, Taunt d4, Throwing d4.
Charisma +2  Pace 6  Parry 6 Toughness 6
Hindrances: Arrogant, Stubborn, and Vengeful (Minor) OR Heroic, Loyal, and Stubborn.
Edges: Brawny, Command, Inspire, Leader of Men, Noble, Tactician.
* or Boating, depending on whether he is Army or Navy
 
Statesman (Heroic)
This canny politician has risen high in the Mallean Diet or the colonial government.  He has parlayed his success into material gain as well as political power.  Now he either tries to persuade his vampire ancestors that he deserves to join their ranks or plots their downfall so all men can be free of such tyranny.
Attributes: Agility d6 Smarts d10 Spirit d8 Strength d6 Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d4, Gambling d4, Intimidation d8, Investigation d6, Knowledge (Occult) d4, Notice d10, Persuasion d10, Riding d4, Shooting d4, Stealth d4, Streetwise d4, Taunt d8.
Charisma +4  Pace 6  Parry 4 Toughness 5
Hindrances: Cautious, Code of Honor, and Greedy (Minor) OR Enemy (Minor), Heroic, and Wanted (Minor).
Edges: Alertness, Charismatic, Filthy Rich, Level Headed, Noble, Persuasive, Strong Willed.

Rakehell (Heroic)
This gentleman of leisure is so debauched that he has begun to study the art of sorcery.  He may be a devout Sathanielist bent on a path of vengeance against those who snubbed him in his youth, or he might be a member of the Baelfire Club convinced he can resurrect the old pagan gods through orgiastic rites.  
Attributes: Agility d8 Smarts d8 Spirit d6 Strength d6 Vigor d6
Skills: Driving d4, Fighting d6, Gambling d6, Intimidation d6, Investigation d4, Knowledge (Occult) d8, Lockpicking d4, Notice d4, Persuasion d8, Riding d4, Shooting d4, Spellcasting d8, Stealth d8, Streetwise d8, Taunt d6, Throwing d4.
Charisma +4  Pace 6  Parry 5 Toughness 5
Hindrances: Greedy (Minor), Habit (Minor – dropping veiled allusions to his dark deeds) Vengeful (Major) OR Curious, Delusional (Minor), and Wanted (Minor).
Edges: Arcane Background: Magic, Attractive, Noble, Quick
Power Points: 10
Powers: banish entity, bind entity, summon demon or summon spirit

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