They are 3 years old, and often appears as a dinosaur about the size of a large housecat.
Guido lives in Project *******, a World Where reality flows and bends and breaks and the whole world stands at a delicate balance.
Their journal, Containment Protocols, has 17 entries.
5 Psychic Combat
5 Temporal Physics
Conditions are GM-assigned status effects.
Examples of Conditions include supernatural curses, enchantments, and diseases. Conditions are created by GMs and World leaders and are not subject to any standardized balance. Therefore, their effects may be altered or ignored outside the World where they were obtained. For example, lycanthropy may be contagious in one World, but not another.
Circumstances describe your Contractor's situation in various Worlds.
Enemies, wealth, notoriety, status, contacts, fame, and imprisonment are all examples of potential Circumstances.
When Guido instinctively creates a Time Distortion, the pulsing nucleus of the temporal rift is unstable, exploding moments after it is created.
Spend an Action, Exert your Mind, and target a location in line of sight and within 50 feet to be the center of the blast. The area in a 20 feet radius of your target immediately and obviously becomes imminently dangerous. Next round, on your initiative, roll [[Intelligence + Temporal Physics]]. Every creature remaining within 20 feet of the targeted location takes Outcome + 2 damage. Armor is Fully Effective against this damage.
Guido lowers himself to the ground, laying his head flat on the concrete, The fabric of reality seems to bend around him, arcs of lightning striking at random from his body. A wave of psychokinetic force is then unleashed from the small sauropod, crashing down on his assailants.
Spend an Action, Exert your Mind, choose a target within 300 feet, and roll Intelligence + Temporal Physics, Difficulty 6.
Damage dealt equals the difference between your attack roll's outcome and the resistance roll's (if one was made), plus []. The target's Armor is Reduced to 1/2, rounded up. They are knocked back 5ft per damage taken.
The eyes of the small sauropod crackle & glow with unearthly energy as small objects begin to float about.
Guido uses Intelligence in place of Brawn & Wits in place of Dexterity to determine Psychic Strength. In the case of thrown items, most rolls that would use Athletics use Temporal Physics instead.
By concentrating fully, you are able to interact with objects you can see at a distance of 75 feet. Rolls for Actions taken with these objects use Intelligence in place of Brawn and Wits in place of Dexterity. The effective rating for these Attributes is limited to 3 for Actions that would use Brawn and 3 for Actions that would use Dexterity.
You cannot engage in Combat with this Power, and you are limited to actions that a standard human could take with their bare hands, were they close to the object (no lockpicking or surgery by default).
If the object passes out of sight, you lose your hold on it.
You must maintain concentration while using this Power. That means you can only move at a slow walk, and cannot split your Action between using the Power and other Actions. If you are Injured or interrupted, you must roll Mind Difficulty 9 to maintain Concentration. If you fail, you cannot use this Power for a minimum of 6 - Wits rounds.
When startled, Guido instinctively warps time, vanishing from existence briefly is a storm of Temporal Radiation. There is still a visible distortion in local time/space where he vanished from.
Spend an Action and Exert your Mind to phase yourself out for 3 rounds. You cannot perceive the outside world or take any actions during this time, but nothing can interact with you in any way.
Guido will never grow larger than the egg he hatched from, a side effect of the massive amounts of Temporal Radiation he was subjected to in "transit."
This mutation is also responsible for Guido's genius level intellect.
Not directly related to mutation, it seems that the fossil record failed to record his particular type of Diplodocus is an arctic variety, adapted to cold weather with a feather coat.
It should be noted that Guido is effectively an animal despite these qualities.
This Power is passive and always in effect. Bonuses to Attributes and Abilities take the form of additional dice on the relevant rolls and do not affect Experience costs. As always, bonuses to the same dice pool from multiple sources do not stack, and the largest bonus is used.
Any Enhancements you take must be germane to the specific augmentation you've chosen.
Guido's exposure to millions of years in transit from the Jurassic to the modern era exposed him to vast amounts of temporal radiation. While he didn't age, the fetal embryo did experience this time. Despite only being chronologically 3 years of age, Guido has vast intelligence, partially due to the Deep Time he endured & partially due to mutation that synchronizes his fore & hind brain as a quantum singularity. If this connection is severed, most likely due to wounds on the spine, this ability is lost until the spinal damage heals.
Passive, always in effect. Your Intelligence rating is increased by 1. You may Exert your Mind to automatically gain an Outcome of 5 on any roll that uses Intelligence (cannot be used on combat rolls or Power activations).
A given Contractor may have a maximum of one Mythic Attribute. This Power can only be taken by Contractors who have purchased the fifth level of Intelligence.
When stressed, Guido can instinctively shield himself from harm by warping local space/time, creating a dramatic flare of electrical energy at the point of contact.
You have 3 Armor, which reduces incoming damage from physical attacks. Armor from multiple sources does not stack. Passive, always in effect.
Artifacts are GM-created objects and equipment.
Examples of Artifacts include healing potions, scrolls, sci-fi technology, or any supernatural item that was not created with The Contract's Power system. Artifacts are not subject to standardized balance. Therefore, their effects may be altered or ignored outside the World where they were obtained.
The mansion is a busy place - a housewarming party for the ultra rich is always a stressful affair for the hired help: made somewhat more so when the celebrants invited are both more & less than human.
Strict non-disclosure agreements, naturally. Can't have anyone leaking info to the general public. So what if that Rembrandt in the south wing is supposedly in the Louve? Best not to ask questions. The man about the house doesn't care for questions from the help.
Egyptian Temple? Private Hospital?
Yeah, no questions here. No sir.
Yet, Monica has been given another task on top of changing sheets & washing linens.
Feed the dino.
To be fair, the new dino isn't even the only one here: the other one manages to feed itself rather spectacularly, & Monica is glad she doesn't have to deal with that. This one is little though, "smol" she thinks, & has clearly had a rough time, all bandaged up. Post operative, apparently. Has to take it's meds, eat some greens & apple slices when it can, clean out the bedding. It sleeps mostly, smells more like a bird than a lizard.
That is, when it's where it's supposed to be.
Monica hasn't reported it since the first time: went to get Laurence at Security, "It's gone!"
But when they went back to check it was right there, still asleep. That was embarassing.
Monica has figured it out pretty well now...open the door to fast, make noise in the hallway: it vanishes, like it was never there.
Where does it go? How does it do it?
At Jules Mansion, it's better not to ask questions.
Subject: Cryptid Sightings - "Green Bay Alligator"
l33thax2004: it's NOT an alligator lol
mememachinexxx: not a "normal" one, of course not. wouldnt be on a cryptid post if it was lmao
l33thax2004: IT IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BEING AN ALLIGATOR DUMBASS!!!! LOOK AT THE NECK!!!!!!!!
mememachinexxx: idk the pics are totes blurry lol
edgelordayla: Is a cutie it is <3
l33thax2004: IT IS A NESSIE LOOK AT THE NECK
mememachinexxx: Nessie is a water cryptid lmao
edgelordayla: Land Nessie?
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edgelordayla: so much spam lately lmao
mememachinexxx: take your caps lock off lmao
l33thax2004: NO YOU ARE A N00B YOU DONT KNOW ANYTHING! IT'S NOT A ALLIGATOR IT'S A NESSIE
edgelordayla: I think is a feather baby dino <3 I want one pls can I have pet pls???
mememachinexxx: they did find some feathers in a trash can my dad's brother's friend's cousin said
mememachinexxx: maybe it fell in?
l33thax2004: ALLIGATORS DON"T GO IN TRASH CANS LMAO
edgelordayla: Would you feed it cat food? I have a cat. Wanna see?
l33thax2004: THERE"S A COVER UP THEY DON"T WANT US TO SEE THE GREAT LAKE NESSIE
mememachinexxx: who's "they"? your mom? lol
mememachinexxx: if you look at the video you can see it run by a door.
l33thax2004: IM GONNA GO CATCH IT
mememachinexxx: gl lol
A shaky video shot from a helicopter shows huge herds of animals tromping over fields & blocking roads, before focusing on a young woman, clearly a reporter:
"...Yes, thank you John. You can see below me, the herds of cattle, pigs, horses, various fowl...even some dogs & cats. The exact number is hard to pin down, but seems to be growing."
Cut to an Anchorman
"Cyndy, have authorities made any guesses about this incident?"
Back to Reporter, trying to hold her hair out of her face
"No John. No explanation has been forthcoming yet, though severl epedemioligists suspect a break out of "Mad Cow" disease or some other highly virulent, zoonotic agent. The speed at which new animals become infected, joining the herd is startling...entire farms & dairy centers have been deserted after the apparently infected animals pass through."
The Anchorman wears a mask of worried concern
"I understand the national Guard has been activated to corral the animals, Cyndy? Should the folks at home be worried?"
The Camera records the animals steadily moving deeper into a heavily wooded forest
"Yes, Police, National Guard, & Forest Rangers are all cooperating to get to the bottom of this John. So far, people are advised to keep their distance from the mass of animals, even when pets or domestic animals can be identified. Report animals behaving strangely to 311 immediately, & wait for further instructions. Other that that, we are still waiting to see how the situation devel - Oh, John we are being instructed by the National Guard to clear the airspace."
The Camera cuts to the Anchorman again
"Alright Cyndy, thanks for the update on this evolving situation. You stay safe out there. Well, we can only wait & see what happens next; You heard it here first, on Grenn Bay channel 42, Action News!"
6 Victories - 3 Losses
Remaining: 8 Exp. (Earned: 235 - Spent: 227)