STR-58--30Damage -1d6, Lift 12.5kg
DEX1011-0OCV 3 DCV 3
INT1312-3PER Roll 12-
EGO2013-20ECV: 7
PRE1612-6PRE Attack: 3d6
PD005 PD (5 rPD)
ED207 ED (5 rED)
SPD420Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12
3"Running6" Non-combat Running (4/7 km/h)
0"Leaping0" Horizontal, 0" Vertical
3"Flight3" Non-combat Flight (4/4 km/h)
Equipment Carried:
0.00 kg
Total Weight CarriedDCV/DEX RollMoveEND/Turn
Up to 1 kg-00
1 - 3 kg-10
3 - 6 kg-2-1"1
6 - 9 kg-3-2"2
9 - 11 kg-4-4"3
11 - 12.5kg-5-8"4
Combat Information
OCV: 3DCV: 3ECV: 7
Combat Skill Levels:
Skilled Mentalist: +3 with Mental Combat
PD:0 (5)
rPD: 5/5
ED:2 (7)
rED: 5/5
Mental Def: 0
Power Def: 0
9Upper Armx1x3/x1
15-16Lower Legx2/x½

Count Basil de Brass
Little clockwork mannikin

Total Points: 216
Base Pts: 100
Disads: 100
Characteristics: 3
Abilities: 213

XP earned: 27
XP spent: 16
XP remaining: 11

Last updated
Fri, 29 Jun 2007 17:00:41


Count Basil de Brass is a tiny painted brass automaton. He looks very much like a rich child's toy (a very rich child), but his innocent, even amusing exterior belies his purpose. He was originally made to be a spying device, nothing more than an elaborate bug. However, during the construction process some meld of magical processes tripped him over into self-awareness.
He has a soft, piping voice, unable to raise much sound above a whisper, and moves with a curious jerky gait guaranteed to make small children laugh and clap their hands. He runs on a clockwork mechanism that must be wound at least once a day or he becomes quite inert — he is unable to wind his own key, and requires the aid of another to do so.


Cost Disadvantage

20 Physical Limitation: Must be wound up once per day (cannot wind himself) (Frequently, Fully Impairing)

Notes: If allowed to wind down, the Count becomes completely inert until rewound. He cannot wind his own key.

0 Normal Characteristic Maxima

10 Social Limitation: Just a figurine - nobody takes him seriously (Frequently, Minor)

5 Social Limitation: Jerky movements makes him look funny (Occasionally, Minor)

5 Physical Limitation: Soft piping voice - cannot shout (Infrequently, Slightly Impairing)

15 Distinctive Features: Makes a whirring noise, even while standing still (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Virtually Everyone)

15 Distinctive Features: Tiny brass mannikin (Not Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable)

5 Physical Limitation: Stilletto attached to right hand (limited manual dexterity) (Infrequently, Slightly Impairing)

15 Physical Limitation: Tiny and weak (Frequently, Greatly Impairing)

10 Hunted: Treasure hunters and purveyors of novelties and arcana 8- (As Pow, Capture)



15 Skilled Mentalist: +3 with Mental Combat

3 Ettiquette: High Society 12-

3 Dancing: PS: Dancing (DEX-based) 11-

3 Singing: PS: Singing (PRE-based) 12-

3 Storytelling: PS: Storytelling (PRE-based) 12-

Everyman Skills

0 1) Common Tongue: Language: Native language (Idiomatic, native accent) (4 Active Points)

0 2) Acrobatics 8-

0 3) Acting 8-

0 4) AK: World Geopolitics 8-

0 5) KS: Monsters of the World 8-

0 6) Breakfall 8-

0 7) Climbing 8-

0 8) Concealment 8-

0 9) Conversation 8-

0 10) Deduction 8-

0 11) Persuasion 8-

0 12) Shadowing 8-

0 13) Sleight Of Hand 8-

0 14) Stealth 8-

0 15) Trading 8-


10 Sword Cane: Killing Attack - Hand-To-Hand 1d6-1 (vs. PD) (uses Personal END) END: 1

Notes: Permanently attached to Basil's right hand is what appears to be a walking cane, but in fact it is a sheathe that conceals a very sharp stilletto.

15 Made of Brass: Armor (5 PD/5 ED)

45 Tough Mechanism: (Total: 45 Active Cost, 45 Real Cost) Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% (Real Cost: 30)
plus Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 25% (Real Cost: 15)

21 Automaton: Life Support (Eating: Character does not eat; Longevity: Immortal; Self-Contained Breathing; Sleeping: Character does not sleep)

45 Tiny: Shrinking (0.375 m tall, 0.0244 kg mass, -8 PER Rolls to perceive character, +8 DCV, takes +12" KB), Inherent (+¼), Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½), Persistent (+½) (90 Active Points); Always On (-½), Side Effects, Side Effect is always in effect (-3" Running; -½)

9 Clockwork Mechanism: Endurance Reserve (75 END, 5 REC) Reserve: (12 Active Points); REC: (5 Active Points); Requires help (The Count cannot wind his own key - he must have the aid of another to do so; -1)

Notes: The Count's mainspring powers not only his mental abilities, but also his physical: if allowed to run down completely, he can no longer move or speak; in fact he then becomes completely inert until someone rewinds him. 1 Phase of winding restores 5 END.

3 Tireless: Reduced Endurance (0 END; +½) (3 Active Points) applied to Running

6 Morphing: Shape Shift (Sight and Touch Groups, Costume changes) (23 Active Points); Extra Time (1 Minute, -1 ½), 4 Charges (-1), Cosmetic changes only (-½) END: [4]

4 Ruby Eyes: Infrared Perception (Sight Group) (5 Active Points); IIF (Ruby eyes; -¼)

2 Beanie-copter Flight: Flight 3" (6 Active Points); Extra Time (1 Turn (Post-Segment 12), Only to Activate, Character May Take No Other Actions, -¾), Concentration, Must Concentrate throughout use of Constant Power (½ DCV; -½), Gestures, Requires Gestures throughout (Pedal furiously; -½), no Noncombat movement (-¼) (uses END Reserve) END: 1

Notes: Basil can unfold a propeller from the top of his head, and by pedalling furiously, can fly for short distances.

Clockwork Mind Magic, all slots Concentration, Must Concentrate throughout use of Constant Power (0 DCV; -1), Requires An EGO Roll (-½)

1 1) Analyze Mental Powers: Mental Awareness, Discriminatory, Analyze (10 Active Points); Costs Endurance (-½) (uses END Reserve) END: 1

5 2) Mental Illusions 6d6 (Human-like and Animal classes of minds) (40 Active Points) (uses END Reserve) END: 4

5 3) Mind Scan 6d6 (Human-like and Animal classes of minds) (40 Active Points) (uses END Reserve) END: 4

5 4) Mind Control 6d6 (Human-like and Animal classes of minds) (40 Active Points) (uses END Reserve) END: 4

5 5) Telepathy 6d6 (Human-like and Animal classes of minds) (40 Active Points) (uses END Reserve) END: 4

5 6) Ego Attack 3d6 (Human-like and Animal classes of minds) (40 Active Points) (uses END Reserve) END: 4