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Four Winds

(Chinese assassins)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

There are several groups called the Four Winds in the Marvel Universe. Those guys are the Chinese assassins.

They appeared in one 1997 Elektra issue, and can be considered obscure.


Background

  • Group Affiliation: Four Winds order.
  • Base Of Operations: A remote part of the Ningxia Hui autonomous region in China.
  • Height: Varies Weight: Varies
  • Eyes: Varies Hair: Varies


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Powers and Abilities

The Four Winds are skilled ninja-type assassins, athletes and warriors.

While they can handle most mundane threats with deadly efficiency, they are no match for a top-level fighter such as Elektra.


History

The Order of the Four Winds was formed during the turbulent XIth century in China. It is headed by an hereditary Master of the Four Winds.

The Order has regularly been implicated in criminal matters. The current Master, Timothy Lee, is in fact a crime lord working on the East Coast of the United States.

The main asset of the Four Winds are four warriors – the East, West, North and South Winds. Those positions are traditional. Once a Wind falls another student will be trained and equipped to become a new Wind. The Four Winds are thus, in a way, immortal, and sometimes brag about it. It’s a bit like that Hydra motto about decapitation.

When lowlife “Pig” Malone was about to give a testimony about Lee’s murder of a prostitute, Lee sent the Four Winds to kill him. The first hit managed to kill off the NYPD protection, but Malone escaped during the fight.

Detective Morrisey then contacted Elektra. She killed the Four Winds – but later killed Malone in a fit of anger.


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Description

The Winds are depicted from top to bottom : North, South, East, West.


Personality

Proud, confident traditional warriors. They ritually announce their first attack :

  • “There can be no mercy from the North Wind, coldest and bitterest of all winds.”
  • “Feel the South Wind – fiery breath of the desert, scorching rake of the earth !”
  • “The East Wind is lightning – the throwing stars of razored pain slice though man and beast !”
  • “From the West come clouds of confusion.”


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Four Winds member

Dex: 05 Str: 04 Bod: 04 Motivation: Mercenary
Int: 04 Wil: 04 Min: 03 Occupation: Agent
Inf: 03 Aur: 03 Spi: 04 Resources {or Wealth}: 005
Init: 014 HP: 015

All four members have the same stats. The only divergence is their equipment

Skills:
Acrobatics (Climbing)*: 05, Martial artist*: 05, Military science (Tracking): 06, Thief: 05, Weaponry (Four winds weapons): 06

Advantages:
Language (unspecified Chinese dialect).

Connections:
Timothy Lee (Low).

Drawbacks:
None.

Equipment:
Each member of the Four Winds has speciality equipment :

  • The North Wind wields a Chinese longsword with a flamberge-like blade [BODY 07, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 08), Poison touch: 04, Descriptor: Slashing, Piercing, Recommended STR 03].
    A subject affected by Poison touch will be mystically trackable by other Four Winds members, using their Military science (Tracking) skill, for about sixteen hours. The Poison Touch gives an impression of overwhelming cold]
  • The South Wind has been depicted using either a two-handed sword or a staff. [BODY 06, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 08), Flame project: 05, Descriptor: Slashing, Bludgeoning, Recommended STR 03].
    It is probable that a subject burned by Flame project will be trackable as above.
  • The East Wind uses weird shuriken, which are shaped like lightning bolts [BODY 03, EV 03, Range: 03, Lightning (no range): 05, Dart bonus. It is probable that a subject shocked by Lightning will be trackable as above].
    He also had a sword [BODY 05, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 06), Descriptor: Slashing, piercing].
  • The West Wind has a SMOKE PROJECTOR [BODY 03, Fog: 06. It is probable that a subject exposed to the Fog will be trackable as above] on his right forearm.
    He also had a sort of Kwandao [BODY 04, Enhance (EV): 02 (cap is 07), Descriptor: Slashing, Bludgeon]. A kwandao is a cutlass on a haft, comparable to a European glaive or couteau de brèche].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Elektra #9.

Helper(s): Phil Dixon, Jay Myers.

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