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P’Nyssa Traken Shardik

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


  • Marital Status: Polygamist
  • Known Relatives: Kennet and Aaden (Companions)
  • Group Affiliation: None
  • Base Of Operations: Pendor
  • Height: 5’6”
  • Eyes: Yellow Hair: Blue-Black

Powers and Abilities

Like all of her species, P‘Nyssa is a moderately powerful natural telepath, with an especially strong empathic ability that comes in handy in her line of work. She is a highly accomplished and regarded physician, with specialized knowledge of obstetrics and biochemistry.


The man who would become Kennet Shardik was a highly imaginative and slightly alienated college student in modern-day New Hampshire, who, through a series of events too complicated to go into here, came into possession of an extremely powerful technological artifact, possibly from another universe. Offered a chance to do literally *anything* by Fawn Eldar, the AI who made up the central component of the artifact, Ken decided to create his own personal world.

Using Fawn’s incredible powers (Continuum Control among them, certainly…) Ken sought out the aid of a reclusive Greek goddess (another long story…), and traveled back in time to construct the massive, Larry Nivenesque ringworld of Pendor to be built around a nearby star. Fawn then transported the whole thing to a ’pocket dimension’, for further work.

Using Fawn’s technological resources, coupled with his own innate genius for genetics, Ken gave Pendor a working biosphere, teeming with life and diversity. He then set about creating a sentient population, genegineering several species up from Terran animal stock and using advanced nanotech to make each Pendorian native functionally immortal.

Deciding to bypass the messy business of evolution and social development Ken helped his ’children’ build a near-utopian society based on mutual respect, personal responsibility, and just plain common sense. When all this was finished, Fawn returned Pendor to the normal universe in the Terran year 1990, and Ken made his presence and accomplishments known to the world of his birth. And that’s when things start to get interesting.

’The Journal Entries’ chronicle bits and pieces of the next 1200 years of Pendorian history, focusing on Ken’s unique position as a sort of laid-back, user-friendly Demigod to his people. They tell of his homelife, his friends and family, his adventures on Pendor and out into the galaxy. They also detail the odd love-hate relationship between Pendor and Terra, as Terran society moves out into the stars.

Any GM worth his salt should find a wealth of adventure hooks.


P‘Nyssa is a Pendorian Tindal, a species created by Ken out of ’whole cloth‘, without a base in Terran animal stock like most of his races. She is a 5’6” humanoid, a lushly-figured 115 lbs or so, with short indigo-blue fur and supple tentacles in place of standard jointed arms.

These tentacles end in fingerless mitten-like pads with opposable thumbs in place of more conventional hands. She has a lovely rounded face framed by a massive mane of thickly-curled blue-black hair. She has bright yellow featureless eyes surrounded by gold mask-like markings, and large pointed ears. She generally favors loose clothing ; robes, kimonos, and overlarge blouses and tops with jeans.


P‘Nyssa is a quiet, sensible, gentle woman possessed of great compassion and empathy. Though less flamboyant and publicly ’visible‘ than her two mates, she is nonetheless as kind, good-humored and passionate about her work as either of them. She also has more plain common sense than Ken or Aaden, and often has to gently hold them back from rash and impulsive actions.

DC Universe History

In the DC Universe, Ken might have kept Pendor in it’s little ’pocket‘ (possibly the same little sub-universe that New Genisis and Apokolips exist in?) to keep it a safe step back from a much more active and turbulent interstellar society. It’s possible that he revealed his presence by sending Pendorian troops to aid his birthworld during the Invasion.


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P‘Nyssa Traken Shardik

Dex: 06 Str: 02 Bod: 05 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 11 Wil: 11 Min: 11
Inf: 08 Aur: 06 Spi: 10 Resources {or Wealth}: N/A
Init: 025 HP: 080

Powers: Empathy: 10, Invulnerability: 05, Regeneration: 05, Telepathy: 08

Bonuses and Limitations: Regeneration only affects Killing Damage; Bashing Damage must be recovered from normally.

Skills: Artist (Dancer): 06, Medicine: 12, Scientist: 08

Advantages: Attractive, Buddy (Dave Majors), Near Immortal, Popularity, Scholar (medical research, obstetrics), Sharp Eye

Connections: Ken Shardik (H), Medical Community (H)

Drawbacks: Married, MPR (weak arms ; STR is considered 1 AP for lifting purpose), Public Identity, Creepy Appearance

By Kevin Mulder

Source of Character: Welcome to Pendor !

Helper(s): The Journal Entries of Kennet R‘yal Shardik by Elf Sternberg

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