Honestly, Brian Wilhelm still wishes he could just go back to college Track and Field squad. Unfortunately, life seems intent on making sure he can not. Once he was just a Midwestern teen at college, and keeping up with the Joneses meant ordering a Kindle, for one.
It was the same day he stayed late for an extended Track and Field practice, and when his sister Arianna called, wanting him to pick her up from a nightclub, he insisted on her waiting a while. When he got there, the area was wrapped with crime scene lines and police. Arianna had been sexually assaulted and murdered.
Crushed, and blaming himself, Brian descended into a depressive slump, unable to focus on socializing, athletics, and academics. The investigation and looming trial did not bring him closure, for he surely felt none of this would have happened but for his carelessness. Then, his Kindle arrived, several weeks late.
Brian was surprised to see it pink, unlike every other Kindle in existence. After a bit of looking, he discovered another oddity. The Ur Search. It took him a while to comprehend what it offered, but he literally could access books and newspapers from other worlds.
The novelty of the thing was quite intriguing - enough to push away his malaise. A few days late, he was wondering if he should do something with that knowledge, when the strange Low Men came. They broke into the college, and went after Brian, who reacted out of bewildered self-preservation and ran, but with the Ur Kindle, which they did seem to want.
Then a corporate rescue, the weirdest gunfight kind. What they told him and wanted him to do was a bit hard to digest. Sure he tentatively had accepted that alternate worlds existed. Multiversal war though? Sauron-like Crimson King? Becoming an Agent for the Tet Corporation. A large pill to swallow.
What has distracted him from the lumps in his new job description, has been job training. I mean, what guy doesn't want to be able to do Matrix stunts? And furthermore, he has developed a radical theory from learning about the Dark Tower. If he could find it, might not he be able to rewrite the past and save Arianna?
What Brian has to get used to is, losing the fish out of water-ness. That is, truly getting used to how serious this war is. The naivete needs to be smoked out of him, and when things get more and more rough, he's going to push towards wanting this war to end, and dealing with the Crimson King. Most importantly, finding the Dark Tower, as he probably will come to want to use it to erase his sister's death, and any other blames he puts on his psyche.
Powers wise, that I need to think about more.
The Ur Kindle
Though the exact nature of the artifact is up to RedBstrd, I do still imagine it has some manner of connection to the Dark Tower. It's being held by the Tet Corporation now.
Brian Wilhelm - PL 7 (110 pp)
Abilities: Strength 1, Stamina 2, Agility 3, Dexterity 3, Fighting 3, Intellect 1, Awareness 3, Presence 1
Advantages: Agile Feint, Beginner's Luck, Benefit: Tet Corporation Member, Defensive Roll 3, Equipment 2, Improved Initiative, Luck, Power Attack, Skill Mastery: Acrobatics, Skill Mastery: Athletics, Uncanny Dodge, Quick Draw, Takedown
Skills: Acrobatics 8 (+11), Athletics 6 (+7), Deception 4 (+5), Expertise: Multiverse 6 (+7), Insight 5 (+8), Perception 7 (+10), Persuasion 6 (+7), Ranged Combat: Pistols 8 (+11), Stealth 6 (+9), Technology 4 (+5), Vehicles 2 (+5)
Array Movement Training
- Movement 2 (Wall-crawling 2: full speed) • 1 pp
- Leaping 2 (Leap 30 feet at 8 miles/hour) and Movement 1 (Safe Fall) • 4 pp
- Movement 1 (Sure-footed 1) and Speed 2 (Speed: 8 miles/hour, 120 feet/round) • 1 pp
Attack Effect Gun Kata - Perfect Shot (Increased Range 3, Quirk: Power Loss - Requires Pistol) • 2 pp
Enhanced Trait Ur Kindle Scholar (Advantages: Eidetic Memory, Well-informed; Investigation +8 (+9), Limited: Alternate Realities Only) • 4 pp
Tet Pistol (Damage 3, DC 18, Advantages: Improved Critical; Custom: Fingerprint Scan Lock, Increased Range: ranged) • 8 ep
Shoe Knife: (Strength-based Damage 1, DC 17, Custom: Concealed in Footwear) • 2 ep
Pistol +11 (DC 18)
Shoe Knife +3 (DC 17)
Defenses: Dodge 9, Parry 9, Fortitude 5, Toughness 5/2, Will 9
Power Points: Abilities 34 + Powers 12 + Advantages 16 + Skills 31 (62 ranks) + Defenses 21 = 114
Guilt: Brian feels a deep guilt over his perceived responsibility in his sister's tragic death, and will probably blame himself for others he lets down.
Hunted: The forces of the Crimson King, particularly the Low Men, are still searching for him as they believe Brian still possesses the Ur Kindle.
Responsibility: Tet Corporation
Fish out of Water: Brian just is having a hard time when it will come to adjusting to alternate worlds other than clearly modern Earth, and with combat.