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Sagrado


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

This character is an original creation. We often call these “homemades” or “homebrewed” – think home cooking or craft beer.

Many of these characters were created to take part in tabletop role-playing game sessions. Others were invented as a creative writing exercise, often as part of a community event.

This specific character was part of a RPG campaign run by writeups.org contributor Kal El, set in Barcelona.


Background

  • Real Name: Francisco Pelayo
  • Marital Status: Widower
  • Known Relatives: Antonia (wife, deceased)
  • Group Affiliation: He works alone, but may be hired or convinced to join if the right people ask
  • Base Of Operations: Previously Madrid; currently, Barcelona, Spain
  • Height: 5’5” Weight: 170 lbs Age: 45
  • Eyes: Brown  Hair: Black, with silver temples


Powers and Abilities

Sagrado has trained himself into any and every area he’s found important for his punishment task: survival, stealth, first aid, weaponry, engineering, explosives, chemistry, melee combat and all kind of vehicle driving, even the ESA space shuttle.

He has trained both his body and his mind to crazy levels, not doubting to undergo severe torture and experimental steroid testing: his strength and his physical resistance to damage are considered inhuman by many. It’s his fierce hate and fanatical determination which always push him further and further.

His contempt towards magic is so intense that it manifests as an anti-magic area around him: it’s not impossible for magic to exist in that space, but its effects are decimated (targeted rituals become specially hindered, with both the RV of the spell and the target affected).


History

Francisco was born in 1964, inside a family of convinced Franco supporters and devoted catholic believers. He grew up to discover that everything he believed, all the values, the sacred values he had been raised by, were not only considered “outdated” by society, but also the “wrong thing”.

When in 1982 the socialists won the Parliament, young Francisco fled the country, with the support of his family, determined to some day return and to bring back the glory of Franco’s regime.

He joined the Legion, learned all he could from them and later from other right wing extremist groups around Europe. But he didn’t return Spain until 6 years later, having known former cardinal Isaiah Curwen (Silver Dagger): Francisco was now a focused man, not only a nationalist, but a man with unshakable faith devoted to re-ignite the fires of the Inquisition: Sagrado.

For some time he wandered the north east of Spain: Galicia and the Basque Country were said to hold the higher number of witches of the country, but in vain. It was in Catalonia where he finally found a daughter of Satan: disguised as an innocent young girl, Reboombori and her magic wand Espieta (’Little spy‘) soon suffered Sagrado’s unshakeable chase.

The Patrulla Barna helped Reboombori build a new identity, although she had to abandon superheroics in fear her family would be discovered and targeted by Sagrado.

His next objective was El Martell (The Hammer): after some time he discovered the nationalist terrorist organization under that name was really a one-man organization and managed to catch him after a carefuly planned operation: Silver Dagger advised him to let the prisoner go as there was no magic in him.

However, Sagrado’s other obsessions took hold on him this time and he decided to start a campaign of terrorist attacks in Barcelona using El Martell’s image but really demolishing catalan symbols unless his impossible demands of “independence in three hours” were met: Colombus statue, the Catalonia National Art Gallery, the Music Palace, the Camp Nou Stadium, Hotel Arts and the Generalitat Palace were thus targeted.

That was the first time he clashed with the mistrusted superhero team Supernova: their quite successful attempts to stop him and the discovery that there was a magic user among them (La Fuente) made him swear their destruction.


Description

Francisco is a middle height, broad shouldered man in his middle 40’s, quite impressive without even saying a word. His obsessions flow around him as an almost physical aura.

His silver armor is made of an special alloy stolen to S.T.A.R. Labs (steel laced with Khund spaceship plates) and includes wrist mounted rifles, life support and antitoxins in the helmet and near the heart, and a rocket pack integrated into the back. It’s fashioned after the shape of a templar full plate, including a large shield.

Sagrado tries to steal his targets of any object of use (spoils of victory), although he gives any clearly magical one to his master Silver Dagger, and has a couple of rich or engineer contacts in the right-wing organizations he belongs that periodically fit him with multipurpose devices to keep on with his fight.


Personality

Cruel, daring and somber spanish fascist: think the commander at “Pan’s Labyrinth” with a super armor. He despises the people he lives among, and thinks they should be thrown into submission, their language forbidden and their traditions obliterated.

In the last year he feels he’s reaching the point his physique will soon go on decline and feels desperate to do as much as he can to uphold his ideals. He always feels he’s doing the right thing and that heaven awaits his efforts.


Quotes

“This is my holy mission : to purge this land, this sacred Spain from where the moors where driven off, to its prior state of purity. To exorcize its demons, to send back to hell all impious witches, whores, devil lovers, magic dabblers, leftists and separatists, where they belong. Long is my way and hard and tough the things I must do, but I’ll do them in the name of the Lord, as his most humble servant, because so high is my duty that I’ll take its attributive quality. I am… Sagrado !”


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Sagrado (the Sacred One)

Dex: 06 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: Psychopath
Int: 07 Wil: 05 Min: 07 Occupation: Religious Terrorist
Inf: 07 Aur: 06 Spi: 07 Resources {or Wealth}: 010
Init: 022 HP: 050

Powers:
Magic Field: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:
Magic Field is Always on (-1) and has Area Effect (+1)

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 06, Detective: 05, Gadgetry: 07, Martial Artist: 07, Medicine (First Aid, Forensics)*: 07, Military Science*: 07, Thief*: 06, Vehicles*: 06, Weaponry*: 06

Advantages:
Familiarities (The Bible, Torture, Witchcraft), Gadget (Silver armor), Confined Headquarters, Intensive Training, Iron Nerves, Languages (German, Greek, Italian, Latin, Spanish), Rich Friends, Misc.: True Faith

Connections:
Silver Dagger (High), European fascists (High), Legionarios de Cristo (High), Opus Dei (Low)

Drawbacks:
CIA (Catholic Church), SIH (catalan and basque nationalists), CIH (witches and warlocks), Secret Identity

Equipment:

  • SILVER ARMOR [/BODY/ 12, Deflection/Reflection: 07, Flight: 04, Projectile Weapons: 06, Hardened Defenses, R#03]
  • Shield [BODY: 13]
  • 12 APs repair kit
  • 7 APs AC Omni-Gadget
  • 5 APs C Omni-gadget (from a Genius gadgeteer)
  • He doesn’t use to wear weapons with him unless he expects his target to be equally armed. His wealth and contacts allow Sagrado to get whatever weaponry he needs for each mission this side of a LAW Launcher.

20 paces of sacred aura

Everybody’s mystic RV within 3 APs of Sagrado is raised by 3 APs. This also affects Ritual Casting and Pushing attempts of Mystic or Mystic Linked Attributes and Powers, making the RV harder to beat.

By KalEl el Vigilante

Source of Character: Homemade “Patrulla Barna’s Barcelona” DC Universe

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