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Yo


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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: Yo.
  • Marital Status: Unrevealed, probably single.
  • Known Relatives: Yo (father).
  • Group Affiliation: None (Patrulla Barna ?).
  • Base Of Operations: Under-Barcelona Tunnels.
  • Diameter: Around 9’ (variable) Weight: 850 lbs (variable). Age: 1.600 years.
  • Eyes: Lots, red and green Hair: None


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Powers and Abilities

Yo is a quite powerful aquatic being. He sleeps in the secret inundated tunnels under the city of Barcelona.

Within his original environment he’s quite powerful (in DC Heroes RP terms Swimming, Water Freedom). He also would be a mighty fighter (STR, Extra Limb) if he wasn’t such a pacifist creature.

Yo has mental powers of considerable entity (Telepathy). Furthermore his long life-span (Suspension) has allowed him to learn a lot about things happening on the surface. His chief interest is inventions of many kinds (Gadgetry, Occultist, Scientist).

Very flexible (Stretching), Yo can absorb and expel water and to some extent air to change his size and weight (Growth, Shrinking).


History

Yo’s father, also named Yo, lived under Barcelona time and time ago. It’s unknown if the race they are from has always lived here or if they are somehow alien to the planet. But Yo can remember his ancestors back to the time Arion ruled Atlantis.

When his father left Barcelona during the 16th century to go with Columbus to discover America, Yo began to investigate the tunnels under the city and to collect information. Then he slept.

That was his way of living for some centuries, until he was awakened by the Barna Patrol

Patrulla Barna

Traveling by the tunnels they arrived to a small mud beach in a cave underneath Gaudí’s Sagrada Família . The Patrol were thinking on installing their base there (which they eventually did, but still without building nothing, although they have the plans ^_^) when all that talking and thinking awakened Yo.

That moment on, Yo has provided some help to their friends, the Barna Patrol. He prefers to sleep instead than being awakened so many times with questions, but, except when he’s extremely sleepy. He likes to help his little earthling friends.

On an alternative dimension (Call of Cthulhu one), Yo was a fierce, depraved monster with a twisted sense of humour. The Patrol had to run away from him.

In a negative world where the Patrol were criminals and the Master Mephisto a hero, the good-Patrol found Yo’s corpse at the mud beach. He had been killed by the villain-Patrol at their first meeting.


Description

A grey sponge with lots of eyes, some mouths and six tentacles. His diet is based on plankton and city waste (wood, cans, little rocks,…).


Personality

Think about him like the gorilla in Captain Simian and the Space Monkeys . Despite his 1600 years, Yo is still young and growing. He can be seen as a 16 years old human for that purpose, but not for maturity. Remember that most of those 1600 years he has been sleeping.

But still he possess lots of knowledge that can be usable (or not) for the PC’s. Just remember, don’t force him too much and let him sleep after the questions…

Everybody in the Patrol loves Yo, especially Bombolla. I sometime played his sleepiness with a persuasion check when they wanted to make questions and he WANTED to sleep, RAPs being the number of questions they could make. If they finished before the max, he was happy ^_^. And that’s good.


Quotes

“Noisy humans. Me sleep. Me sleepy now. Right : I’ll help.”


DC Universe History

No changes are necessary. But perhaps Yo somehow knows Zeep, the Living Sponge from the Hero Hotline night shift.


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Yo

A 670 Point Character

Dex: 01 Str: 06 Bod: 06 Motivation: Upholding the Good
Int: 07 Wil: 03 Min: 05 Occupation: Sleeper/Guardian
Inf: 04 Aur: 03 Spi: 03 Resources {or Wealth}: 02
Init: 012
[020]
HP: 060

Powers:
Extra Limb (x2): 08, Full Vision: 08, Growth: 06, Shrinking: 07, Stretching: 06, Suspension: 20, Swimming: 10, Telepathy: 13, Water Freedom: 09

Bonuses and Limitations:

  • Growth has always 2 APs on, noted above, but they can be cancelled by stretching and/or shrinking (-0).
  • Yo can be telepathically summoned/awakened by others, if they concentrate in calling him (this is an INT/WILL vs. INT/MIND roll, with positive RAPs making Yo to be aware of the calling. Modifiers are as follows: +3 cs OV/RV the first time, +1 cs OV/RV after, no penalty for those used to contact him (friends, mainly) (+1)).

Skills:
Artist: 03, Gadgetry (Identify Gadget): 08, Occultist (Identify Artifact): 08, Scientist (Analysis): 08

Advantages:
Area Knowledge (aquatic tunnels under Barcelona), Genius, Luck, Scholar (Barcelona Trivia).

Connections:
Patrulla Barna (Low).

Drawbacks:
CIA (Making humans resolve their problems by themselves), SIA (Preserving life), SIA (sleeping), MPR (communication word level of a few years old boy), Strange Appearance, Fatal Vulnerability (staying out of water for more than 30 seconds).

By KalEl el Vigilant.

Source of Character: Homemade: Patrulla Barna’s DCU.

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