Monday, December 17, 1990

qi Tarkus Yý Telgehra, Alchemist

History and campaign notes

Tarkus is a mutant. The world he comes from has a higher than normal mutation rate due to the magic there. His great height and exceptional intelligence are caused by this, as well as his psychic ability and the small antennae on his head that detect mana and magic. These antennae can be partially hidden in his hair. Tarkus is currently employed by The Temple of High Chaos. He is helping Sirgar against those behind the wall. The 'qi' in front of his name is a honorific given by the Temple of High Chaos. It denotes 'Respected One'. Tarkus received this for several years of loyal service to the temple. Note: I don't remember where the GM got the rules for mutations and psionics. It was a very small press semi-pro science fiction RPG from the 1970s, like they practically all were.

qi Tarkus Yý Telgehra, Alchemist

(from John Finsrud's First Fantasy campaign)

Alchemist (MKL: 12), 5th level non-fighter (49,500)
7'4.5" 210 lbs., age: 79 (looks 45), horoscope: well-aspected Aquarius

Appearance: medium-length blonde hair, golden eyes, fair complexion, cold expression, wide nose, small antennae, medium voice, right handed.

Characteristics: poor eyesight, excellent hearing, genial, energetic, spruce, hemophilia, claustrophobia, fear of mice.

Mutations: Mana antennae, heightened intelligence, psionics, will force, gigantism.

Preferences/traits: (1-20 scale)
Drinking: 20, Eating: 14, Tobacco: 9, Drugs: 13, Lust: 16, Temper (speed): 15, Temper (intensity): 12, Greed: 20, Honesty: 19, Trust: 4, Honor: 7, Chivalry: 15.

Command character: average.

Languages: Common, Sindarin, Quenya, Tengwar script, Cirith runes, 3 ancient languages, 6 modern languages.

Dexterity:        15
Strength:          18
Constitution:    20
Appearance:     17
Bardic Voice:    12
Intelligence:      21
Wisdom:            9
Charisma:          15
Alignment:         Chaotic ambition
Bravery:            19
Psi Talent:         18

Body:                       28
Fatigue:                   26
PCF:                        16.51
Military Ability:      9.7
Command Level:    4
Carrying Capacity: 651 lbs.
BIF:
Honor points:
Status points:
Resistance:
Language:


Alchemist
MKL: 12
PMF:  32
Concentration Level: 169

Weapon Bonus
Quarterstaff
Short sword
Long sword
WeaponsBlowsxWDF% Parry% HitCrit
Light+48-30+30
Heavy+38-22+28
Dodge bonus:           -35
Active shield parry:   -35

Possessions: 16 gold, 1600 silver, 100 copper
black silk robes, black hooded cloak, blue silk shirt, black trousers, black leather boots, sapphire broach.
Sword Belt:
ornamental dagger, steel short sword, long sword

Alchemy:
all through Sapphire

Psionics:
Telepathy
Detect Psi
Psi Shield
Telekinesis
Self Master
Brain Bomb

Spells:

Transportation:
Astral Projection
Fly
Passwall
Teleport
Teleportal

Necromancy:
Ghoul Control
Undead Control
Zombie Creation
Skeleton Creation
Fear

Detection:
Detect Alignment
Find Direction
Measure Distance
Detect Observation
Detect Enemies
Detect Poison
Detect Metal
See The Invisible

Air:
all spells

Mage Fire:
all spells

Light / Dark:
all spells

Illusion:
Dispel Illusion 7
Shadow Monsters
Trustworthiness

Command:
Charm Person
Awaken
Sleep
Clumsiness
Muscle Spasm
Hold Person
Hold Monster
Command Animals
Summon Animals
Berserker Rage
Bravery
Confusion
Demoralization
Hate
Love
Mesmerism

Black Magic:
Slow
Weakness
Corrupt Food and Water
Evil Prayer
Curse
Black Mass
Create Tainted Water
Inflict Grievous Wounds
Create Wine of Drunkenness
Create Poison
Create Antidote
Summon Weretiger
Finger of Death

Ancient Lore:
Control Weather
Noise
Night Vision
Astral Lock
Far Sight
Strength
Haste
Immortality
Shape Change
Command Plants
Knock
Silence
Healing
Legend Lore
Water Breathing
Doppleganger
Regeneration
Growth / Diminish
Vitality
Special: Symbol of Forbidding

Alchemical Items:
Philosophical Sulfer, 9 dr.
Magic Oil, 21 doses
Philosophical Salt, 4 dr.
Waters of the Wise, 56 doses
Water of Emerald, 97 doses
Alchemical Emerald
Water of Sapphire, 49 doses