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Characters – Dau

Determined and Relentless, Dau enters the EXU from Tales of Endless Night

Dau Powers UpName: Dau

Secret Identity: (None Revealed)

Occupation: Intermediary / Ba’lam

1st appearance:   Loaded! One Hundred Truths! / Tales of Endless Night #1

Nationality / Ethnicity:  (None Revealed)

Height:  5’6″  (Human Form)

Weight:  141 lbs

Eye Color: Amethyst (human)

Gender:  Female

Relatives:  (None Revealed)

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Energy Conduit – Dau can act as a conduit and capacitor of various energies.  Her circlet headband aids in focusing and controlling the energy, helping her tap into vast cosmic energies.  When in full control of her power, Dau’s eyes take on a human appearance.  Her powers require extreme concentration to unlock and peak at emotional extremes.  These emotional extremes can take their toll and lead to exhaustion.
  • Skilled Combat (Close Quarters Combat) – Dau is highly proficient at close quarters and hand-to-hand combat.  She can make up for the shorter reach of her 5’6″ frame with incredible bursts of speed.  While highly skilled, she is not indestructible.  Dau relies on custom armor on her right side to provide additional protection and strength.

 

Super Powers:

  • Electrum Starlight Crush – Harnessing the full might of her power to act as a energy capacitor, Dau can alter the local energy density at a level that can bend the fabric of space.  This power can be used to travel vast distances.
  • Starlight Cast – Dau’s Starlight Cast allows her to project her voice and likeness to remote locations.
  • Longevity – It has been alluded to that Dau may be far older than she appears to be.  Dau was given the gift of longevity to aid in her mission.
  • Battle Form – At absolute peak power, Dau can take on a battle form. This battle mode has been sealed away.

 

BiographyDau Takes Command
Stunningly beautiful with an almost regal bearing and a rich melodic voice, Dau appears as a woman in her early thirties. It is alluded to that she has walked the earth for far longer that it may first appear.  Her attire includes an electrum circlet headband and custom armor that are both of a unique and ancient design. The eye of the circlet is said to allow her to draw and focus energy from the cosmos. 

Dau first appeared as a supervillainess in both “Loaded! Tales of Endless Night!” and “Loaded! One Hundred Truths!”  She is determined and ruthless in pursuit of her mission.  This mission has not yet been revealed.

 

Stats  

Dau has the following series 1 stats:

Mi: 462p [7 | 6 | 11]

Bo: 224p [8 | 4 | 7]

So: 210p [3 | 10| 7]

Characters – Shakhura

Her favor is said to change the course of fate, the demigoddess Shakhura enters the EXU

Shakhura Harnesses the Power of Flight

Name: Shakhura

Secret Identity: (None Revealed)

Occupation: Demigoddess / Agent of Thoth

1st appearance:   ShatterCaster

Nationality / Ethnicity:  Earth Lands / Nubian Ancestry

Height:  5’9″  (Human Form)

Weight:  149 lbs

Eye Color: Brown

Gender:  Female

Relatives:  (None Revealed)

Super Powers:

  • Superior Sight – In addition to her heightened sense of touch and hearing, Shakhura has superhuman visual acuity. While she cannot see through objects (X-ray vision), she can use her enhanced sight to make out extremely fine detail over very large distances.  With focus, she can read a 4-point type face (1/18-th of an inch) at a range of 20 cubits (30 feet) on an object with a relative speed of 33 cubits per second (49.5 feet per second / 33.75  miles per hour).
  • Flight – Shakhura can focus her energies to strengthen her wings to levitate or to fly.  Devotees of Shakhura insist that her wings can even offer protection in battle as she observes combatants.
  • Corporal Form– Shakhura can use her focus to take a corporal form.  Her default human form is a likeness of her original form with ancient Egyptian wings, but with focus she can make her wings non-corporal allowing her to walk unnoticed among combatants.
  • Teleportation – Shakhura has the ability to dissolve her corporal form and teleport to a destination of her choice.  Depending on the speed of travel and the distance involved, this ability can be draining.

Artifacts:

  • Twin Sceptre / Axis of Battle – From Djehuti (Thoth) Shakhura can reveal the second aspect of her Twin Sceptre, summoning a staff called the Axis of Battle.  The Axis of Battle can dispel the Fog of War allowing the wielder to see into the heart of a commander or combatant and even know their next move.
  • The Reeds of Fate – Said to be given to  her  by Djehuti, the five divine writing reeds used by Shakhura are thought to be imbued with power to direct themselves without interference from the editing of the conscious mind.  Ordinary mortals that have claimed to come in contact with the reeds and survived, claimed the reeds compelled them to empty the contents of their minds in arcane symbols until the reeds were forcibly removed from the writers hand.

Biography:

Shakhura The Hand of BattleAccording to legend Shakhura was not into born a divine or immortal bloodline.  She was a beautiful mortal woman from Nubia whose truest love was strategy and tactics. Her greatest passion was to observe and chronicle the contest known at that time as “the Fates.”  At this time Djehuti (Thoth) was obsessed with “the Fates” and desperately yearned to master its tiniest secrets. He was so obsessed with becoming a master of the contest that from time to time he neglected his other duties.

While on dispatch to ancient Nubia, Djehuti came upon a traveler that had been mortally wounded by a lioness. Even after being struck down she fought to hold onto a satchel of writings lamenting only that her work would be lost. Stopping to offer aid the disguised elder-god asked why she was so far from home.  He was intrigued by the reason for a her travels and compelled to stay with her as she transitioned to the world below because he had been so obsessed with “The Fates” he had not apprehended the lioness that mauled the traveler.

Djehuti asked her a single question before the weighing of her heart in the world below. The exact words of this question have been lost to the desert sands. On her answer, he requested fresh dress and a set of divine writing reeds for his new emissary.

 

Culture:

Like her counterpart from the world of Chess, the dryad Caissa, Shakhura has been immortalized in images and even poetry. Adepts in ShatterCaster use her name as a reference for the contest of strategy and sorcery. Many see her as an anthropomorphism of the contest and their champion in the rivalry with Chess (Caissa).

 

Stats  

Shakhura has the following series 1 stats:

Mi: 624p [6 | 13 | 8]

Bo: 420p [12 | 5 | 7]

So: 810p [9 | 5| 18]

Characters – Mr. Turin

Senior agent and a formidable acolyte, Mr. Turin enters the EXU from The Shadowlanders Almanac.

Name: Mr. Turin

Secret Identity: (None Revealed)

Occupation: Shadowlanders Agent

1st appearance:   The Shadowlanders’ Almanac  #1

Nationality / Ethnicity:  American Citizen of African-American Ancestry

Height:  6’1

Weight:  200 lbs

Eye Color: Brown

Gender:  Male

 

Relatives:  (None Revealed)

 

Skill and Abilities

 

Extreme Intellect – Mr. Turin’s intellect is fueled by a nearly indomitable will. His superior mental focus gives him the ability to study and master materials. He has an innate respect for knowledge and historic relics and was drawn to the study of the paranormal even before he learned of his family’s work on the almanac. His service has sharpened his skills in concentration, deception detection, persuasion and reason. To many his intensity and rigid formality can come off as cold, unforgiving, and often inhumane or sometimes even inhuman.

 

Skilled Combat (Master Swordsman) – Mr. Turin is a highly skilled swordsman, holding the proficiency of Akofo Ankobia among others. He wields an etheric blade that has the earthly form of a kaskara of Sudanese inspired design. Turin’s Sword is a tuned mystical artifact that can operate as a construct of sheer will.

Mr. Turin activates a protection spellSuper Powers:

  • Gifted Mystic – Turin is a gifted mystic with advanced magic using skills, but honing his skills came with a lifetime of practice and discipline. While he is quite powerful, it takes effort for him to use his powers. From his family lineage he is attuned to his preferred weapon; a custom forged etheric blade with a storied past in the pages of the fearsome almanac.
  • Eyeless Sight – An extension of Turin’s intellect is the harnessing of his abilities of perception into supernatural eyeless sight that reaches beyond the material world. This power allows him to use extreme focus to build a representation of the material or ether sphere surrounding him. Eyeless sight is a requirement to draw the etheric blade when it is concealed outside the material realm.
  • Psychic Radio (Faint) – Like most agents of the order, Mr. Turin has been imbued with “psychic radio” allowing the extremely limited reception and transmission of thoughts and sounds (clairaudience) between members of the team in battle. The ability can be used with high levels of effort. Users that are not gifted with psychic radio ability from birth are usually marginal practitioners because of the danger of removing the barriers in the mind enabling the full power of this ability. Mr. Turin is no exception, however his intellect allows him to better manage higher level bursts of the ability than others.

Biography
Mr. Turin was born to a renown family with generations of work on the tome known as the Shadowlanders Almanac. While extremely proud of his family name, Turin rarely speaks of his family heritage to avoid any assumption that he has relied on his family name to attain his status. For a time, his family’s work was kept a secret from him in hopes that he would have the ability to chose a different path. and not face the challenge of living up to the family name. He was drawn to the work. Reluctantly he was allowed to pursue joining the order. Living up to his legacy has at times been a challenge, but Turin pushed himself relentlessly.
He is driven by an awareness of the important role written for his bloodline in the almanac and a series of troubling visions revealed to him.

 

Stats  

Mr. Turin starts the series with the following series 1 stats:

Mi: 756p [7 | 9 | 12]

Bo: 360p [5 | 8 | 9]

So: 630p [7 | 9| 10]

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