PL 10 150
Strength 0, Stamina 3, Agility 1, Dexterity 1, Fighting 4, Intellect 3, Awareness 5, Presence 2PowersProtective Spells
Sustained Protection 10, Impervious 20Flaming Fist of Juhabach
Blast 12, Affects Insubstantial 2, Accurate 2 28
•Seven Stars Flare
Visual Dazzle 10, Cone Area, Close Range 1
•Locath's Mystic Might
Move Object 12, Subtle, Precise, Accurate 2 1
Teleport 13 (30 miles, Accurate, Medium-Shadows, Increased Mass 2) 1
Nullify Magic 12, Broad 1
•Shields of the Modrossus
Create 10, Subtle 2 1Glamor
Feature 1 (Unrecognizable) 1Mystic Attunement
Senses 4 (Acute, Extended, Magical Awareness, Radius-mental) 4Numinous Wings
Flight 1 2Blessed
Immunity 7 (heat, cold, aging, suffocation, starvation & thirst, sleep), 7Advantages:
Artificer, Fearless, Languages 1 (Latin), Ranged Attack 3Skills:
Expertise (magic) 14 (+17), Perception 7 (+12), Insight (+13), Intimidation 3 (+5), Persuasion 4 (+6), Expertise (history) 6 (+9)Offense
Magic +8 Damage 12Defense
Dodge 7 (6
), Parry 7 (4
Toughness 13/3, Fortitude 6 (3
), Will 14 (9
Abilities 38+Powers 67+Advantages 6+Skills 14+Defenses 22=150ComplicationsQuirk
Roland is a very curious man, especially if it has to do anything to do with history or magic.Enemy
Many, especially the demon Mammon, also known as the Lord of Light.Responsibility
Roland considers younger and more inexperienced magic-users to be his responsibility, and considers it his duty to look after them and teach them.Rival
Red Oktober, Soviet mystic. While he does not seek to kill or harm Roland, he does want to humiliate him and prove his superiority. For his part, Roland considers the other wizard a politico playing at forces beyond his ken.Motivation
Doing Good. Ever since releasing the One Hundred And Five Demons from their banishment all those years ago, Roland has set out to not only return them to imprisonment but fight evil wherever he finds it.Secret
Roland Moran keeps the fact that he is the Wondersmith secret as much as he can. Although with the kinds of foes he faces, this doesn't always work.
Roland Moran was born in 1905, in Surrey, England. When he was still young, his father was killed at the battle of the Somme. Along with his mother, he moved with to his father's brother's house. There, his uncle Oliver taught him about his two favorite things-the history of the British Empire and the myths of its native peoples, King Arthur, Merlyn, the Celtic gods, and much more. This sparked within Roland a love for learning and books, and he spent much time in study.
In 1935, Roland was a new professor of history at the University of Oxford, a prestigious position that had cost him countless hours of toil. But it was worth it to be teaching the history he loved to so many. In October of that year, Roland received a mysterious book in his office, a birthday gift with no sign of who had sent it. Curious beyond control, he read the book, a musty tome of ancient Latin, from cover to cover in one long, dark night. When he had finished, he closed the book, and horrible specters appeared before him!
Innumerable figures clad in ghostly white and terrible crimson, monsters from beyond the grave and the mortal veil, they were. Their leader proclaimed his name to be Abaddon and thanked Roland-only a man with magic in his blood could undo the cursed placed on the book that bound the spirits to its pages. Abaddon sent the others away to hunt and kill as they would, and prepared to take Roland's body for his own. He found the task more difficult than he would have thought, but still was within his power to crush the mortal's spirit beneath his power.
Before he could do so, a figure in brown robes strode forth into the room, speaking a tongue long unheard on this earth. Abaddon shrieked and fled the scene. The figure introduced himself as the Count of St. Germain, and explained that the seemingly allegorical and historical tales in the book Roland had read were in fact the secret to great magical power. In order to make up for his folly in releasing the demons, Roland agreed to be the Count's apprentice.
In 1940, Roland and the Count did battle with Abaddon and his new host-a German aristocrat and occultist, a man going by the name Schattenmeister
-whom the Allied press called Shadow Master. In the ensuing battle, Shadow Master was killed and Abaddon sealed away. However, the Count's long life finally came to an end as well, and he placed the burden of fighting the many evils left in the world on Roland's shoulders.
From that day on, Roland continued to battle evil-supernatural or mundane-wherever he found it, in the halls of German castles, in the icelands of Russia, and even in the halls of his beloved Oxford, where he foiled Operation: Avalon, which involved displacing much of Germany with the otherworldy Avalon.
In his first public battle, destroying German tanks in Africa, led by a man with the face of a jackal who claimed to be the son of Anubis, grateful British soldiers asked who he was. Roland replied that he was 'a thaumaturgist.' One soldier asked 'Wot's a bleedin thaumaturgist?'. Roland said, 'one who creates wonders, as a smith might make a sword or armor.' In the decades since then, he has been known by the public at large as the Wondersmith, or just Wondersmith.
Since then, he has fought the good fight for King and Country, for justice and in the defense of innocents, no matter their race or creed. When monsters raise their heads, and men delve too far into secrets better left untouched, the Wondersmith is there, to reverse ancient curses, battle unspeakable horrors, and save the world from the dark powers that threaten it. Roland is still a history professor at Oxford, but most people assume that old man Moran is simply getting too old to teach-why else would he miss meetings and lectures so often?
A few years ago, Moran learned that a man named Jacob Temple was responsible for sending him the book that started his life in magic. He then discovered that Temple was an alias of Mammon, a Prince of Hell who sought to unleash Abaddon and the others to destroy the Earth during World War 2. Mammon has tried many other lines of attack as well, and often masquerades as the Lord of Light, a mysterious figure revered in cults around the world, promising exaltation and success to his followers in exchange for their undying servitude. Though Roland has opposed these cults where ever finds them, he has yet to find a way to end Mammon's influence on this earth.