Rommel:


Name: Rommel
True Name: Theodore Fox
Alignment: Unprincipled (Good/Selfish)
Hit Points: 47 S.D.C. (Physical): 95
Attributes: I.Q.: 21 (+7%/+3), M.E.: 23 (+4), M.A.: 15, P.S.: 15, P.P.: 22 (+4), P.E.: 22 (+14%/+4), P.B.: 15, SPD: 17
Weight: 141 lbs (63.96 kg) Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 meters)
Age: 27 years Race: Mutant Fox (Fennec Fox) Sex: Male
Disposition:
While young, he is still extremely intelligence and is extremely capable. He is extremely knowledgeable in areas of military history, especially with regards to ground battles. This has given him a good understanding of tank battles and combined arms which one who has never been a student of military history might not have. His study of the German General "Erwin Rommel" has given him the nickname of Rommel.
He is quite approachable by most of his men but many find him just a bit aloof. The mutant fox considers his men very important and will not put them in undue risk. Of course, as a soldier, there is always risk. Still, it is best to minimize that risk as much as possible. He has a sense of honor and keeps his word of honor. Unlike most Techno-Wizard Gun-Bunnies, he is not one to go guns blazing without thinking.
Of course as a techno-wizard, he has to be extremely careful with the Coalition and others who are against magic. He does not really hate the Coalition but knows that they are the enemy. Otherwise, his only real enemies are those of supernatural evil such as demons, vampires, and other such creatures. Often, people consider him to be a dog boy which more amuses him than anger him.
O.C.C.: Techno-Wizard Gun Bunny Experience Level: Five (5) Experience Points: 20,00
Combat Skill: Hand to Hand; Expert & Boxing
Attacks per Melee: Six (6)
Bonuses, Combat: Critical Strike: Natural 20, Knock Out: Natural 20, Bonuses: Damage: +0, Strike: +6, Parry: +10, Dodge: +10, Roll: +4, Pull Punch: +2, Initiative: +1
Bonus; Save: Lethal Poison [14] +4, Non-Lethal Poison [16] +4, Harmful Drugs [15] +4, Insanity [12] +4, Psionics [12] +5, Magic [12/16] +6, Horror Factor [Varies] +8.
Psionics (Considered Minor): 52 I.S.P. (+1D4 I.S.P. Per Level), Powers: Physical: Mind Block (4), Sensitive: Speed Reading (2), Total Recall (2), Super: Tele-Mechanics (10)
Rommel's Mutation: Mutant Fox: Build: Long, Biped: Full (10 points), Hands: Full (10 points), Speech: Full (10 points), Looks: None (0 points), Advanced Hearing (5 points), Advanced Smell (5 points), Size: 3 to 8 [35 S.D.C. / +1 STR] (25 points)
Special Abilities (Racial):
Advanced Hearing: Gives the character the ability to hear very faint sounds (light footsteps, small animals breathing). The character can also overhear conversation at a much greater distance than is normally possible. + 1 on initiative.
Sonar is used by bouncing high pitched sound waves which enables the character to "see" the locations, shapes, and sizes of objects. This power can be used in complete darkness.
O.C.C. Special Abilities: Increased P.P.E. Recovery (5 P.P.E. Rest/ 10 P.P.E. Meditation), Tap Magical Energy from Ley Lines & Nexus Points, Bonus of +1 save vs magic, +2 to save against horror factor, and +1 to spell strength. Make Techno-Wizard Devices.
Spell Casting Penalty: All spell ranges, durations, and damage are half when cast as a spell or ritual instead of channeled though a T.W. device.
P.P.E.: 122 (+2D6 P.P.E. Per level), Spell Knowledge: First Level: Blinding Flash (1), Globe of Daylight (2), See Aura (6), See the Invisible (2), Sense Evil (2), Sense Magic (4), Thunderclap (4), Second Level: Chameleon (6), Levitation (5), Mystic Alarm (5), Third Level: Armor of Ithan (10), Breathe Without Air (5), Energy Bolt (5), Fuel Flame (5), Ignite Fire (6), Impervious to Fire (5), Invisibility: Simple (6), Telekinesis (6), Fourth Level: Carpet of Adhesion (10), Energy Field (10), Fire Bolt (7), Superhuman Speed (10), Superhuman Strength (10), Fifth Level: Escape (8), Eyes of Thoth (8), Featherlight (10), Mend the Broken (10+), Sixth Level: Apparition (20), Call Lightning (15), [1] Frequency Jamming (15), Impervious to Energy (20), [1] Targeted Deflection (15), Tongues (12), Seventh Level: Fly as the Eagle (25), Invisibility (Superior) (25), [1] Light Blade (20), [1] Sub-Particle Acceleration (20), Eighth Level: Eyes of the Wolf (25), [1] Invincible Armor (30), Lightning Arc (30) Negate Magic (30), [1] Power weapon (35), [1] Shockwave (35), Tenth Level: Mystic Portal (60), [1] Speed Weapon (100), [3] Spell Store (75), Twelfth Level: Amulet (290), [1] Ensorcel(400), Thirteenth Level: Talisman (500), Fifteenth Level: [1] Enchant Weapon (400 to 1000+)
[1] Spells from Federation of Magic Sourcebook, [2] Spells from Siege on Tolkeen, [3] Spells created by her / Web Spells.
O. C. C. Skills: Communication: Radio; Basic (+10%) 83%, Electrical: Basic Electronics (+15%) 78%, Mechanical: Basic Mechanics [With Armorer] 78%, Military: Armorer (+20%) 88%, Physical: Hand to Hand; Expert, Pilot Related: Weapon Systems (+10%) 78%, Science: Mathematics; Basic (+20%) 93%, Technical: Computer Operation (+5%) 73%, Language: American [Native] 90%, Language: Spanish (+15%) 93%, Language: Techno-Can (+15%) 93%, Literacy: American (+10%) 68%, Lore: Magic (+5%) 58%, W.P.; Ancient: Sword (+2 [+8] strike and +2 [+12] parry), W.P.; Modern: W.P. Energy Pistol (+4 aimed shot / +2 burst fire), W.P. Energy Rifle (+4 aimed shot / +2 burst fire), W.P. Heavy Energy Weapons (+4 aimed shot / +2 burst fire),
O. C. C. Related Skills: Communications: Radio: Scrambler (+5%) 68%, Military: Demolitions (+10%) 90%, Demolitions Disposal [Learned at Fourth] (+10%) 81%, Physical: Boxing [Learned at Second], Piloting: Pilot Tank (+10%) 70%, Pilot Related: Navigation (+5%) 73%, Technical: Literacy: Techno-Can (+5%) 63%.
Secondary Skills: Espionage: Intelligence 56%, Medical: Paramedic 68%, Physical: Athletics [Learned at Third]
Appearance:
Rommel is a Fennec Fox, not a red fox. He has no human features with a long muzzle and has a black nose. His whole body is covered in soft fur with the basic color a tan with a creamy white chest and inside of his arms and legs. His ears are longer than most mutant animals such as dog boys and the inside of his ears are white with tufts. He has grey eyes which show extreme intelligence. His build is tall and extremely wiry being far from a body builder but not weak. He has a mostly human type body although he has a bushy tail.
Rommel usually dresses in fatigues and military style body armors, either simple green or camouflage. When not wearing a combat helmet, he usually wears a military style beret. On both his uniform and on his beret, he wears old military style tanker patches from pre-Rifts times especially late Twentieth century. He does not wear dress uniforms and prefers working uniforms.
Weapons, Normal:
Survival Knife: 1D6 S.D.C. + Strength
WI-GL4 Revolving Grenade Launcher: Weight: 20 lbs (9.1 kg)
Needs strength of 20 or has a -1 to strike. Mega-Damage; 4D6 for Frag with a blast area of 12 ft and 1D4x10 for A.P. with a blast area of 3 ft Rate of Fire: Standard Effective Range: 1000 ft (305 m) Payload: 24 Round Magazine
Magical Weapons:
T.W. Gatling Laser Submachinegun: Weight: 5 lbs (2.3 kg). Energy Magazine: 2 lbs (0.9 kg)
Mega-Damage: 2D6, 4D6, or 6D6. Range: 1000 ft (305 m) Duration of Charge: 30 blasts in gun and 90 in energy magazine (4D6 uses 2 blasts and 6D6 uses 3 blasts). Recharge 10 shots with globe of daylight and energy bolt (7 PPE total.) Has 4 additional magazines.
T.W. Converted NG-H5 Holdout Ion Pistol: Weight: 1 lbs (.45 Kg)
Converted to techno-wizardry. Mega-Damage: 3D6 Rate of Fire: Single Shot Effective Range: 200 ft (61 m) Payload: 10 shots Recharge 10 shots by the casting of Energy Bolt and Call Lightning (20 P.P.E. total).
T.W. Blazing Star Blade: Weight: 3 lbs (1.4 kg).
Katana Style, Mega Damage: 4D6 M.D.C. of Sword: 120. The sword regenerates 10 M.D.C. per day. Damage occurs only when deliberately trying to destroy weapon.
Powers: Targeted Reflection: 15 PPE, the weapon can be used to parry energy blasts and attacks back at the originator. The enchantment lasts for 6 melees/1.5 minutes. Combat Boosting: 40 PPE, the weapons damage increases to 6D6 for each hit and gets double the normal number of attacks with the weapon only The enchantment lasts for 12 melees/3 minutes
Bonuses: +1 to Strike, +1 to Parry, and +2 to Initiative
Enchanted Grenades: Uses Spell "Spell Store"
2 Blinding Flash, 2 Carpet of Adhesion, 2 Magic Net, 2 Negate Magic
Armor of Note:
Branaghan Armor Overcoat: (M.D.C.: 28, Weight: 6 lbs (2.7 kg), -5% Prowl Penalty)
Enchantments: Chameleon (5th Level / 6 P.P.E. or 12 I.S.P.), Invisibility: Superior (5th Level / 20 P.P.E. or 40 I.S.P.),
Urban Warrior Body Armor: (M.D.C.: 50, Weight: 11 lbs (5 kg), -10% Prowl Penalty)
Enchantments: Impervious to Energy (5th Level / 20 P.P.E. or 40 ISP), Super Human Strength (5th Level / 10 P.P.E. or 20 I.S.P.), Super Human Speed (5th Level / 10 P.P.E. or 20 I.S.P.)
Magic Items (Non Weapons):
Magical Amulet: Instead of appearing to be jewelry, his magic amulets appear to be separate dog tags which he wears on a chain around her neck. The Amulets are created by him. Charm: Gives a bonus of +1 to save against magic and psychic attacks, Protection from the Supernatural: Gives a bonus of +2 to save vs Horror Factor, See the Invisible: Enables the wearer to see the invisible
T.W. Communication Band: uses tongue spell (12 PPE) or 24 I.S.P., Translates any Spoken Language, Human or Alien. Duration: 30 minutes.
T.W. "Invincible Armor" bracer: Similar to the "Armor of Ithan" bracer but uses the spell of "Invincible Armor"instead. Simple brass bracer which he wears on her left arm. Uses 6 emeralds which stores a total of 120 P.P.E. which regenerates at the rate of 2 P.P.E. per hour normally, 10 P.P.E. per hour at a ley line. Costs 30 P.P.E. when activated and creates a 125 M.D.C. "Invincible Armor" force field with a duration of 18 minutes. Completely environmental and takes half damage from energy weapons. When destroyed, the armor absorbs all remaining damage. Can be activated by individuals who are not talented in magic.
4 Techno-Wizard Enchanted Armbands: Each of the Bracelets contains an emerald and holds 15 P.P.E. each (60 total).
Other Equipment:
Vehicles: T.W. Converted M60 Patton Tank - Painted dark green (See Writeup for more details)
Clothing: Several Sets of Combat Fatigues, Combat Boots, Set of Casual Clothing, Berets,
Other Items: Sunglasses, Multi-optic Band, Pocket Flashlight, Large Flashlight, Six Signal Flares, Mini-tool Kit, a Backpack, Four Large Sacks, Canteen, Binoculars, Air Filter and Gas Mask, Communicator (Two Mile range), Pocket Laser Distancer, Field Recorder / Player for Recording the War Journal, and a Hand-held Computer.
Valuables: 30, 5000,000 credits and 500,000 in quartz crystals and gems
*all electronic equipment is powered by TW-Batteries, charges last 6-12 months

Background:


While many people consider Rommel to be a dog boy, some sort of experiment out of the Coalition, but in reality he is from another world. The world he came from was virtually all mutant animals with only a sprinkling of humans left on the world. His species was likely pets before the destruction of civilization. In many ways, the world was similar to Rifts Earth in that it is a post apocalypse world and was physically similar to Earth before the coming of the Rifts. Some technology was lost in the collapse of the world. Unlike Rifts Earth, magic was not strong.


He came across to the Rifts World at a young age, maybe around fourteen years of age. It was the exact same spot where on his world he came from. In the Midwestern United States, he understood the language of the area with only relatively small differences between his English and American. Luckily, there was no Coalition presence and he was able to learn about the world before they found him. They might have treated him as a dog boy or they might have simply killed him.


Magic fascinated him and he decided to learn what he could about it. With techno-wizardry, he found that magic and technology could be combined. That fascinated him even more than just magic by itself and decided he wanted to learn the ways of techno-wizardry. He was able to find a techno-wizard who would teach him although unlike a lot of techno-wizards, he preferred ground vehicles over aircraft.


As time went on, he was able to acquire a number of books on tanks and military history. The tank became a special interest of him and he learned about a famous tank officer named Erwin Rommel. His nickname was "The Desert Fox" and the mutant Fennec fox acquired the name of "Rommel" from her companions. Even though nominally a "Techno-Wizard Gun Bunny," the fox never allowed himself to get into the scrapes which many do, never trusting to pure firepower to fight his way out. He made a very good commander even though relatively young and inexperienced.


He acquired a old M-60 tank which he was able to upgrade with techno-wizardry and a more powerful gun. He acted as tank commander with an Armorer acting as his gunner. He hires his tank and crew to causes which he considers to be just.




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Image drawn and copyrighted by Talis D. Merrill (taalismn@pop.tiac.net).


Writeup by Kitsune (E-Mail Kitsune).


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