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Vendetta

(Nimue LeFay)


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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.

As to this specific character – I just discovered her old character sheet living in the back of my old DC 3rd Ed. book!!!

(Which likely means that this character dates from the mid-1990s. The themes also correspond this far away era of the mists-shrouded past — Ed.).


Background

  • Alter Ego: High Lady Nimue LeFay, Lady Vivienne du Lac.


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History

(The Nutshell™ Version).

Her calling card is a “V” painted on the wall, occasionally in the criminal’s own blood. No one has ever heard her speak, precipitating a rumour that she is mute. Witnesses do recall experiencing an unnatural chill feeling in their bones in her presence.

Her M.O. is simple : justice, and a punishment to fit the crime. But she is often judge, jury and executioner, as well. She is one the law can’t touch, because there is not enough solid evidence to prove she is something other than an urban legend, and law enforcement often looks the other way.

Those she has rescued describe her as an inhumanly beautiful, apparently young woman with haunted eyes, garbed in silver and white armor. She is also purported to have feline eyes and other non-human features.

Most refuse to say much about her, only indicating that she was gentle and compassionate with them or the victims ; but in turn was utterly ruthless with the criminals.

Into the mystic

Those in the mystical community are familiar with the legend of the High Lady Nimue Le Fay, a Tuatha de Dannu sorceress. She was captured by the Unsidhe Court, tortured, raped in body, mind and spirit for their own nefarious purposes.

Nearly drained of her sorcerous might, she used her psychic abilities and remaining magick to escape. She presumable lost her memories somehow in the process, which might have been for the best. She was found by Death of the Endless, on one of the rare occasions she chose to walk the Earth, taken in and healed.

Over the course of several years, and occasional visits by Death, who was now her friend. Morpheus (aka Dream) was persuaded by his sister, to ease the horrific nightmares and traumatic flashbacks she often suffered, helping heal her wounded mind and spirit after a fashion.

It was during this time, being in her Dreamscape and interacting with Vendetta on this level that she and Morpheus fell in love. And upon her introduction to the Endless, it was revealed in Destiny’s Book, that she was to take the place of Destruction, who had long ago mellowed, seeking to live a live of adventure and conquest, having grown bored with his original role.

She still maintains contact with the group of sorcerers known as the White Circle : Weather Witch/Nicola di Borgia-de Lune, Mr. Moonlight/Vittorio de Lune, Stalker/Diedre “Di Di” di Medici, Starwolf (an Amerind Shaman) among others with whom she adventured for nearly 30 years. They are her family out side the Endless, and she bears a special fondness for them.


Description

5’5”, 140lbs, silver-white hair, very fair skin, one silver eye, one green eye. Athletic build, pointed ear, 6 fingered hands/feet, inhuman beauty.

Vendetta wears white, grey and silver, with silver jewelry, weapons favouring blue, white and green stones. She could be considered


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Vendetta

Dex: 10 Str: 05 Bod: 08 Motivation: Seeking Justice
Int: 10 Wil: 12 Min: 12 Occupation: Designer/Artist
Inf: 07 (13) Aur: 07 (13) Spi: 09 (13) Resources {or Wealth}: 18
Init: 36 HP: 221

Powers:
Telekinesis*: 12, Force Manipulation: 08, Force Field: 12, Mental Blast 13, Mind Field*: 12, Telepathy: 17, Mind probe: 14, Mind Blast*: 12, Mind blank*: 12, Iron Will*: 12, Mental Illusion*: 12, Comprehend Languages*: 12, Broadcast Empath*: 12, Danger Sense: 15, Empathy*: 12, Mental Freeze*: 12, Life sense: 17, Awareness*: 07, Detect*: 10 (Weakness), Magic Sense*: 07, Ultra Vision: 04, Invulnerability: 12, Regeneration*: 12, Systemic Antidote*: 08

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Force Manip: Diminishing, may only be used in the same manner as Sue Richard’s Force fields.
  • Force/Mind Fields Protect User Only and has No Range.
  • Mental Blast is Diminishing.
  • Mind probe is both Fatiguing and Diminishing.
  • Mind blank is Always On.
  • Mental Illusions is Diminishing.
  • Life Sense has a Minor Power Burnout (#R2).
  • Invulnerability: Counteracts Physical/Mental/Mystical damage.

Skills:
Acrobatics*: 10, Martial Artist*: 10, Medicine (First Aid, Alternative Medicine)*: 10, Occultist*: 07, Weaponry*: 10, Psionics (Aspect, Astral Projection, façade, Sense Aura, Surge*: 10, Social (Carousing, Ceremony, Courtesan, Diplomacy, Holdout, Savoir Faire, Sex Appeal, Streetwise)*: 07, Special (Contingent Attack, Fast Exit, Psionic Control)*: 10, Thief*: 10

Advantages:
Attractive, Connoisseur, Free Access, H.Q./Expansive, Insta-change, Lightning Reflexes, Sharp Eye, Scholar (Computers), Very Slow Aging.

Connections:
High Society, Fashion Industry (High), Law Enforcement (Low), Mystical Community (Low), the Endless (High).

Drawbacks:
Age: Young (adolescent for a Tuatha), Exile/Involuntary, SIA (meting out justice), SIA (knowledge), SIH (those who prey up on the ’weak‘), Total Retro Amnesia (starting 30 and going back), Distinctive Appearance, Mistrust, Serious Phys Rest (mute), Serious Phys Rest (becomes Intoxicated on caffeine), Psychic “Aspect”: Chills to hypothermia in subjects (usually via telepathic or empathic contact of any kind)
Formerly had the Traumatic Flashbacks disad, see history, she is also ’recovering‘ to her former levels of Mystic Stats.

Equipment:

  • BODY ARMOR [BODY 10, Flame/Cold Immunity: 10 (each), Skin Armor: 10].
  • BRACERS [BODY 05, Magic Field: 05 (self only)].

Design notes

(House rules in play, obvs, but these weren’t explained — Ed.).

By Lady Arakne.

Source of Character: Original, played in a DC/Vertigo game, for almost 5 years.

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