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Delphae of the Coda (WildCATs enemy)

Delphae

Coda


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Background

  • Real Name: Unrevealed
  • Marital Status: Single
  • Known Relatives: None
  • Group Affiliation: Coda
  • Base Of Operations: Mount Themiscrya, Greece
  • Height: 5’8” Weight: 112 lbs
  • Eyes: White Hair: Grey


Powers and Abilities

First of all, Delphae is a Coda, with all the fighting skills that go with it. But most of all, she is the Hecate’s High Priest, which makes her their ultimate sorceress and oracle.


History

For ages, Delphae has been Andromache’s oracle. Though we can assume that she has been recruited in the Coda as any other member, and trained in the arts of warfare. But her superiors saw her potential as a sorceress and trained her in this way to become their Priestess of Hecate. Hecate is the Kheran cult pagan goddess of war. Her cult is the very basis of the Coda Order, as it has been imported on Earth by Zealot and her fellow Coda sisters.

Delphae serves the Coda’s Majestrix. She provides advices and visions to her mistress. When the time comes, she takes charge of sending her armies to the battlefield. But she never leaves her sanctuary, where lies the source of her greatest powers, a ritual pond she uses to cast her more powerful spells.

Apparently, Andromache has lost interest in asking Delphae to locate Zealot. We can assume that she is tired of sending spades of valuable troops to the slaughter by her blade. So Zealot is now a target of opportunity to Andromache’s eyes.

Her latest task was to locate Artemis, after her betrayal, and the assumptions that she wanted to overthrow Andromache after claiming Zealot’s head. And so she did. She then sent the Majestrix herself, leading a phalanx of her finest to confront the apostate. In this episode, Grifter put her VAD on Andromache’s head in a Gambit to save Zealot from certain death. As the Majestrix fell back, it has shaken the confidence of all the Coda.

This loss of confidence led the Coda War mistresses, scattered throughout the World, to get further away from Mount Themiscrya and Andromache’s influence.


Description

Delphae has long unbrushed grey hair. Her eyes are completely white, devoid of pupil. She has a small, black, five branches star tattooed above her upper right lip. She wears a long wine-colored cloak which shows half her breast.


Personality

She is dedicated to the Order. Normally, she would obey the Majestrix’s order blindingly, but Andromache’s recent cowardice may well have shaken her.

Though she would still obey her, she might not do so blindingly, making sure she follows the Coda’s precepts before. Whoever unites the Coda again would surely met Delphae’s support.


DC Universe History

See Zealot.


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Delphae

Dex: 05 Str: 02 Bod: 04 Motivation: Responsibility of Power
Int: 09 Wil: 09 Min: 10 Occupation: Oracle
Inf: 10 Aur: 08 Spi: 13 Resources {or Wealth}: 010
Init: 026 HP: 040

Skills: Acrobatics*: 05, Charisma*: 10, Martial Artist*: 05, Occultism: 11, Weaponry: 05

Advantages: Attractive, Intensive Training, Near-Immortal, Local Hero (Coda), Magic Rank (Master), Rich Friend (Coda)

Connections: Coda (High), Coda’s Majestrix (High)

Drawbacks: Authority Figure (Coda), CIA (Obey Majestrix’s requests), CIA (Staying in her sanctuary)

Equipment: MAGIC POND [BODY 12, Connection: Realm of Hecate (High)]

Rituals:

  • Gateway (Dimensional): [Warp: 20, Casting Time: 1 min (04 AP), Lim.: The caster must sacrifice his own blood, resulting in 1 RAP of physical damage with no LDD possible]
  • Clairvoyance (Dimensional): [Remote Sensing: 25, Casting Time: 15 min (8 AP), Components: 6 AP]
  • Oracle (Dimensional): [Precognition: 15, Casting Time: 15 min (8 AP)]
  • Omni-Ritual: 11

Design notes

To follow Peter Piispanen’s idea of Dimensional Magic, I made Delphae’s pond her link with Hecate, Coda’s goddess. I gave BODY 12 to the Pond (it’s a magic pool of water), but I’m not really sure if it’s applicable. I give her Omni-Ritual instead of Sorcery just to point that she must still cast them.


By Nicolas Lemaçon

Source of Character: Images Comics (Wildstorm Universe)

Helper(s): The Angel’s Magic Sourcebook

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