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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


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 Bil.


  • Real Name: Jenny Markham.
  • Marital Status: Single.
  • Known Relatives: None.
  • Group Affiliation: The Alliance.
  • Base Of Operations: Mobile.
  • Height: 5’10” Weight: 130lbs. Age: 28
  • Eyes: Blue Hair: Blonde


Powers and Abilities

Quarterstaff is a mutant. Her abilities include an extreme tolerance for electricity, and projecting her heightened bioelectricity through any metal object she touches. Her most common tactic is to gently tap an opponent with her steel quarterstaff, allowing her bio-electricity to surge through the staff.

In addition to her superhuman powers, Quarterstaff is a highly experienced vigilante and detective. She has been trained extensively in the martial arts and the use of melee weaponry. She has also demonstrated a good sense of command, and has led the Alliance on more than one occasion.


Quarterstaff is one of the first of the current generation of heroes. She began her career a little more than a year and a half before Black Lion joined her.

She was one of the founding members of the Alliance, and one of the few to remain with it through all of its incarnations.


A tall, blonde woman, usually wears a medium grey gi, and a full face mask. She carries a steel quarterstaff, through which she often transmits her power.


Jenny is a tomboy, through and through. She teases her teammates relentlessly, and loves to brawl with the heavy hitters just for fun.

In combat, however, she can be quite ruthless, not to mention imaginative. She once shoved her quarterstaff in a foe’s mouth as he pontificated, and threatened to fry his brain from the inside, a threat she would not have followed through on.

DC Universe History

Jenny’s powers could have emerged after the Gene Bomb, or she could have simply been a genetic mutant.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 08 Str: 03 Bod: 05 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 05 Wil: 07 Min: 11 Occupation: Adventurer, Student
Inf: 08 Aur: 08 Spi: 12 Resources {or Wealth}: 004
Init: 025 HP: 080

Lightning: 18, Energy Absorption: 18

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Lightning: No Range, Can only transmit through metal objects.
  • Energy Absorbtion: Only vs. Electricity.

Detective*: 05, Acrobatics*: 08, Charisma*: 08, Martial Artist*: 08, Military Science (Camouflage, Cartography, Cryptography, Danger Recognition, Tracking)*: 05, Thief*: 08, Weaponry (Exotic Weapons, Melee Weapons): 11

Iron Nerves, Leadership, Lightning Reflexes, Popularity: Local Hero [Memphis], Scholar [Martial Arts styles], Sharp Eye.

The Alliance (High), Heroic Community (Low, Powerful).

Debt (+2), Dependant [Nephew], Secret Identity.

Steel Quarterstaff [BODY 11, EV 06, HP Cost: 53]. If you prefer modern modelisation, [BODY 11, Enhance (EV): 01 (cap is 06), Descriptor: Bludgeoning].

By William Chamberlin.

Source of Character: Homegrown.