Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Monster Mercs: Naomi Stein for Savage Worlds

As big a fan of DC Comics' Weird War stuff, my favorites are the Creature Commandos. I'm brainstorming a modern setting for the idea, right now the working title is Monster Mercenaries (Monster Mercs and Monsters of Fortune were also considered--if you have an opinion on the name, please tell me).

Here is a Pre-Generated Novice Character:

Naomi served in the Israeli military for eight years, before a terroist attack left her comatose and missing all four limbs and her left eye.
Her father, Colonel Ira Stein, had heard about Dr. Solomon King's Project: Abyss for Black Mountain Security and hoped he could help. Colonel Stein was willing to do nearly anything to have his daughter back.
   While Dr. King was reticent, his advisor Sybil Harker, assured him that her visions showed that Naomi would be an important member for the Project in the future.
   Solomon brought in Hannibal West, who was continuing his Uncle Herbert's work. While Dr. King was dubious about his methods, the Board signed off on West's plan, mostly out of respect for Col. Stein and funding from several powerful donors he brought on board.
   Nearly 18 months to the day that Naomi arrived at Project: Abyss, her rehabilitation was complete. West had grafted new limbs and and a new eye from several "donors" to the young woman and was able to prevent rejection of any kind.
   Naomi, Lonnie Talbot, K.A.R.N.A.C.K., and Jericho Good became the first recruits for Project: Abyss, a special security division of Black Mountain that use fringe science and hermetic theory to tackle the increasing number of cases that were too...horrific and insane for a even government black ops teams. Project: Abyss was prepared to fight monsters with monsters.  The Monster Mercs were ready for a fight.
   Naomi is still coming  to terms with her situation as a member of the Monster Mercs. West revealed that her limbs came from a soldier in Afghanistan who had been exposed to "chemical weapons" and her eye was from a deceased army sniper. He also revealed that he employed several neurological "upgrades" from an anonymous donor and electroshock therapy was used to revive her from her coma. Overall, the experiment has made her stronger and tougher than she was before and West refuses to explain exactly why, though he has alluded to the "chemical weapons the enemy used  on her limbs and Black Mountain's unparalleled access."
   She is self-conscious about the many scars she has, which West shows little empathy for, saying merely "Your welcome, next time I might use you for parts." Additionally, she has a large amount of anger over her injuries and finds that she has a powerful need to make her enemies pay for what's happened to her.

Naomi Stein (Patchwork Man from Horror Companion)

Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d8, Spirit d6, Strength d10, 
Vigor d10

Skills: Driving d6, Gambling d6, Intimidation d6, Fighting d10, Repair d6, Shooting d8, Survival d6

Pace: 6; Parry: 6; Toughness: 9;

Danger Sense

• Ugly
• Vengeful

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