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Caliburn (Silver Age Sentinels RPG)


Adam Sinclair

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Real Name: Adam Sinclair
  • Marital Status: Formerly engaged
  • Known Relatives: Jennifer Randall (fiancée, deceased)
  • Group Affiliation: Guard
  • Base Of Operations: Empire State Building, Empire City
  • Height: 6’1” Weight: 250 lbs
  • Eyes: Brown Hair: Black

Powers and Abilities

Caliburn is a top-shelf martial arts and stealth specialist, with various detective and B&E abilities. He’s also a crack archaeologist.


Adam Sinclair was the child of a rather well-off family, but his father died when he was 10. His mother was then bedridden due to a cancer, and he had to share his time between caring for her and school. His sole solace was reading and dreaming about Arthurian knights. When his mother died, both were freed.

He went on, with high grades, to become an archaeology student at Oxford. He was also an excellent fencer and rugbyman, and during his fencing met Jennifer Randall, a young detective at Scotland Yard. They were engaged while Sinclair continued to work on his doctorate – whose goal was his life’s dream, finding some evidence demonstrating that Arthur was real.

While Jennifer was clashing with an extremely dangerous serial killer (Zachary King, a wealthy dilettante), Sinclair found himself having odd dreams and one morning woke up in a mist-shrouded forest near a lake. A very short encounter with the Lady of the Lake cleared his mind and focused his purpose, and he awoke with a unfailing determination to find justice not in the past, but in the present.

Randall has been badly wounded by King, but Sinclair started to become her silent assistant, hunting down Janus and taking down other criminals when she couldn’t due to red tape. Sinclair took the name and costume of Caliburn – another name for Excalibur – and even managed to apprehend King (now known as Janus, a hunter of heroes) after he murdered the hero Wrath. He became a staunch ally of Scotland Yard and a role-model for younger heroes.

At one point Janus escaped. They had numerous confrontations, and in the end Janus snapped and threw aside all rules. He murdered Jennifer, and disfigured Caliburn with a red-hot poker.

Caliburn only retreated to bandage his wounds and change his mask into something that could protect his face against most assaults, and took down Janus. He did not kill him and let the detectives lock him away.

The memories of London were too painful and Caliburn left Britain to join the premier super-heroes team in Empire City, the Guard.


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Professional, experienced, hard-working hero. He’s serious and quiet but very sharp.

DC Universe History

The UK is not highly populated with supers in the DCU, so there’s little problem with a London-operating Caliburn.


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Dex: 08 Str: 04 Bod: 06 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 07 Wil: 07 Min: 07 Occupation: Crime-fighter, archaeologist
Inf: 05 Aur: 07 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 029 HP: 080

Powers: Detect (lies): 07, Jumping: 02

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Detect (lies) is a Skilled Power and has a Range of 02
  • Jumping is a Skilled Power

Skills: Acrobatics: 06, Charisma (Interrogation, intimidation): 08, Detective (Law): 05, Martial artist: 09, Thief (Security systems, locks and safes): 07, Thief (Stealth): 10, Vehicles (Land, sea): 06, Weaponry (Thrown): 07

Advantages: Area Knowledge (Empire City, London), Language (French, Gaelic, Latin, Welsh), Lightning Reflexes, Scholar (Archaeology), Slowed Ageing

Connections: Guard (High), ECPD (Low), Scotland Yard (High)

Drawbacks: Distinct Appearance, Secret ID

Caliburn mostly uses commercially available equipment ; recurrent gear includes :

  • Collapsible batons (x2) [BODY 10, EV 03 (06 w/STR, 10 w/Martial artist)]
  • Grenades (x6) [Generally include smoke, flash-bang, flash and concussion)

By Sébastien Andrivet (DCH adaptation)

Source of Character: Silver Age Sentinels RPG

Helper(s): Roy Cowan, Pawsplay (stats recalibration)

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