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Characters – Mr. Hellard

Brash junior agent and gifted mystic, Mr. Hellard enters the EXU from The Shadowlanders Almanac.

Name: Mr. Hellard (Lucas Hellard)Lucas Hellard

Secret Identity: (None Revealed)

Occupation: Shadowlanders Agent

1st appearance:   The Shadowlanders’ Almanac  #1

Nationality / Ethnicity:  American Citizen of African-American Ancestry

Height:  6’2

Weight:  180 lbs

Eye Color: Brown

Gender:  Male

 

Relatives:  (None Revealed)

 

Skill and Abilities

 

  • Black Matter Wielding – Hellard holds sway over the ability to manipulate dark energy and shadow matter (referred to in occult circles as Black Matter). Using a form of Black Matter Wielding called Shadow Hand, he can take on targets in hand-to-hand combat, grapple or even channel dark energy into brief bolts of power to effect objects at a distance.
  • Unarmed Combat (Street Fighting) – Even without mystic abilities, Hellard is a battle tested brawler that can more than hold his own in a no-rules, no holds barred bare knuckle fistfight.
  • High Durability – Hellard’s skill at unarmed combat is matched by a high level of durability.  Hellard has shown that he can withstand a fairly high level of damage.  Some suspect Hellard’s durability may be a related to his Black Matter Wielding ability while others suspect that it may be related to a more sinister connection to the mysterious relic known as the Seal of Kanefer that may be seen in the palm of his right had when he taps into his abilities.

 

Super Powers:

  •  Gifted Mystic – Mr. Hellard’s powers manifested at an early age and came largely without practice or study. This led to him rapidly discovering a range of abilities without real mastery of these powers. Having access to such powers made other mystics view him with unease. Rather than retreat he met their unease with a devil may care attitude.
  • Cord Killer – Using Shadow Hand, Hellard can tap into the celestial ligaments that fuel the threads of life, consciousness and the astral image. In tapping this power he can server the silver cord using a technique called Cord Killer. The power released from tapping into such raw cosmic power is massive and potentially corrosive in a number of ways. Like many Black Matter Wielding methods, Cord Killer has been known to physically and mentally distort those who use it too frequently. Hellard’s eventual training by The Order covertly implanted a fear of using this power that causes him to perceive a mandatory cool down period before reusing it. It is unknown if he is aware of the conditioning, or what might happen if he overcomes it.
  • Psychic Radio (Faint) – Unlike most members of the order, Mr. Hellard was born with the power known as “psychic radio” switched “on.” When tuned, this power allows the extremely limited reception and transmission of thoughts and sounds (clairaudience) between members of the team in battle. For some this ability can be used with high levels of effort, but for Hellard this ability came with little effort and once he understood this power, it was often a source of mischief and practical jokes until he joined the order. Hellard actively works to suppress his psychic radio power to harness other powers.

 

Hellard Coffee TimeBiography

 

Lucas Hellard is reckless, cocky, opinionated but highly proficient. The junior member of the rebuilt Chicago chapter of The Order, Hellard was once a prodigy that is the mirror image of his new senior agent. Unlike Turin, Hellard does not hail from a family with a long history of work on the tome.  In fact, Hellard’s abilities developed largely without the training of The Order. This lack of formal preparation and the potential of his power made Hellard an outsider before the reformation.  The reasons for his selection for the Chicago chapter or why so much of his prior service record was sealed away after the reformation are unknown.

 

Stats  

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

Mi: 432p [6 | 9 | 8]

Bo: 567p [9 | 7 | 9]

So: 832p [13 | 8| 8

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]