Gideon Lockhart has overspent Experience Remaining: -1 Exp. (Earned: 301 - Spent: 302)
He is 32 years old, lives in New York, and often appears as A 6'1" red haired, green eyed, stern eyed man with a sturdy looking physique.
It's funny how inspiration and knowledge can be gleaned from the beyond, especially when you are willing to carve the runes to do so into your skin. Each prana point represents the human psyche. The tree of life, parallel to the tree of knowledge of good and evil, contains the mysteries of the world that were denied to us when Eve ate that forbidden fruit and while augmented by the tree Gideon finds seeing through the enigma that is reality as simple as reading the information itself. Though, as with all mystical nootropics, it is unreliable for its greatest feats of mental alacrity, but then again, even Einstein wasn't at the top of his game every day.
You gain the following benefits as long as you have your Chest tattoo of the Sephiorthic Tree of Life.
Your Intellect rating is increased by 1. You may Exert your Mind to automatically gain an Outcome of 5 on any roll that uses Intellect (Cannot be used on combat rolls or Power activations).
If you are witnessed actively using this Effect, whoever sees it can make a Perception + Alertness roll at Difficulty 6. A complete success reveals the source of your power.
You also gain the following effects:
Using the soul shards of people who have died, he uses the energy that once tethered them to the world to draw energy out of the target and into him. Using the orb of soul shards he can feed the souls to ensure that they do not drink too deeply from their target and thus that the target is not too traumatized. Though it can be used without it, he does not yet have the mastery to do so.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Select two Sapient targets within arm's reach. You must actively and obviously use Focus: Orb of soul shards. Collected from patients as they die to provide fodder for the dead souls that facilitate this ability. to activate this Effect. If a target does not consent to the transfer, you must roll Intelligence + Occult at Difficulty 6 to use the effect on them. They can resist by rolling either Body or Mind at Difficulty 6, depending on what you are attempting to transfer to them.
You may choose as many things as you like from the following to transfer between your two targets:
Anyone who witnesses you during this Effect's activation will almost certainly be disturbed to see The soul of the transferee being sucked into the person he is casting this on as they are dragged out of the body by the damned souls in his orb.
Whenever you transfer an Injury, it's Severity increases by 1. Whenever you transfer Mind damage or Traumas, the recipient takes an additional Mind damage.
Gideon's eyes alight purple and so do the eyes of his targets, a psychic scream like a crushing weight resounding within the minds of all involved. Each of them bleeding the energy of the psychosphere into the aether around them for a moment as the connection is formed and their minds link. Gideon's will dominates the others into submission and crushes them beneath the heel of a mental giant forcing them to capitulate to his will.
Gideon has had reason to practice. Great reason to practice, and his latest gift had been used to push his more finessed psychic abilities to their next zenith. Allowing him to dominate the mind of these rote beasts, their simple minds far easier to command than that of the people around him and besides. It was far less of a risk to expose that you could control the mundane monsters of the world than to dominate the mind of a person, and Gideon has learned through brutal, repeated, lessons that monsters can be just as.. if not far more threatening than any man you could run into. Though in doing so he retains the classical risk of his mind melding into that of his target Gideon is confident that his mental fortitude is greater than that of any thoughtless beast he may encounter.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Select a Creature within 20 feet. You must actively and obviously use An orb of souls to activate this Effect. Make a Trauma roll when you activate this Effect.
For the next day, you may issue specific commands to your target which they will be compelled to follow. All other Creatures which are the same species as your target will also be compelled to follow commands that you issue if they are within 20 feet when the command is given.
Your commands must be relatively simple and within the target’s intellectual grasp. You can make them endanger themselves or otherwise go against their self-preservation instincts. The effects of the command will fade after a day has passed.
If you use this Effect on the same Creature two days in a row, the effect lasts indefinitely.
Anyone who witnesses you during this Effect's activation will almost certainly be disturbed to see Souls explode from the orb surging out into the mouths and throats of the creatures effected.
Channeling his mind into the psychosphere his mental self delves into the collective unconscious around his area, feeling the ebb and flow of supernatural energies in addition to the nature of the creatures within it. While within it though his mind touches each of the nearby creatures, from the smallest bug, to the mind's of other people and in doing so he shares a glimpse of their experiences. Though it is unintelligible in terms of information gleaned at this time, the mental shockwaves are devastating in their potential for psychological damage.
Exert your Mind and spend a minute to activate. Investigate an area with a radius of up to 1 mile Make a Trauma roll when you activate this Effect. At the end of your investigation, roll Intellect + Occult at Difficulty 6.
You learn the following information about the area:
After you finish activating this Effect, you cannot move quicker than a walk (max 15 feet per Round) for one minute and suffer a -1 dice penalty for an hour.
Plagues. They can scour worlds, minds, hearts.. even souls. Yet, the essence of what makes you, you. At the deepest most core level is immutable, your true self remaining even beneath the ravages of cancer, leprosy, and many other horrid maladies. Your soul's vision of the self remains complete, remains intact, and by overlaying his soul on top of the targets, or his perfect memory of his soul over his he can force the body to expel things that do not fit that image and in turn. Restore the pure state of that being, even if the process of doing as such is quite traumatizing.
Exert your Mind and spend 1 minute to activate. Select a Living target within arm's reach. Make a Trauma roll when you activate this Effect. Your target must make a Trauma roll when you activate this Effect.
You may cure any any diseases or poisons afflicting your target even if you have not diagnosed or fully understood it. You may cure diseases or poisons even if they are not treatable through modern medicine. During treatment, the malady you are treating does not progress or cause additional damage or other effects. Your patient is required to Cannot Betray Anyone's Secrets for the next month. If they violate this rule, your treatment is immediately reversed.
This Effect is not obvious, and the only sign you are using an Effect is Gideon's eyes glow purple. If someone suspects that an Effect was used, they must roll Perception + Alertness, Difficulty 8 to pick up on your Tell.
Gideon's eyes glow purple as his hand extends, and clenches and an invisible hand seems to clench around the object or person in question.
You gain the following benefits at all times.
You can interact with things that are within 300 feet without needing to physically touch them or be near them. Any rolls made for Actions taken in this way use a Mental Strength of 4 in place of your Brawn rating, a Mental Agility of 4 in place of your Dexterity, and otherwise use your own Attributes and Abilities.
Telekinetic actions have the following restrictions and behaviors:
An entirely new, and elegant form of blade dancing. Through controlling the sword with his mind and years of assassin training Gideon has inadvertently created a new school of sword fighting. Unfortunately, it's not exactly like anyone else could ever practice it. Though given it has been further enhanced by a gift it's perhaps not surprising that this school will never spread beyond its initial practioner.
You gain the following benefits as long as Gideon is wielding a weapon controlled via telekinesis and you are engaged in combat with Swords.
+2 dice to all rolls with Swords. You may Defend against firearm attacks from any range using Swords.
You also gain the following effects:
The injection site is located at the most damaged section of the patient. Once injected the site turns into a flesh slurry, sloping down the injury site until it suddenly firms up taking on the original undamaged shape.
Exert your Mind and spend 2 Actions to activate. Select a Living or Dead target within arm's reach. Choose a specific Injury on your target that has not yet been treated with this Effect and roll Intellect + Medicine at Difficulty 6.
If you succeed, the Injury is reduced in Severity by your Outcome. If you reduce its Severity to 0, the Injury is fully healed. Otherwise, it is partially healed and will heal the rest of the way at its natural rate.
This counts as a successful Makeshift Stabilization if the Injury was not already Stabilized; any Battle Scars caused by the Injury will remain. Your patient is required to Cannot betray any contractors. for the next month. If they violate this rule, your treatment is immediately reversed.
If you begin healing an Injury on a target that has been dead for less than a minute, and your healing reduces their Wound Level to a non-lethal level, their life is restored.
Anyone who witnesses you during this Effect's activation will almost certainly be disturbed to see As they feel their blood boil inside their veins, causing them intense agony.
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Expend a point of Battery and spend an Action. Select a Living or Animate target within arm's reach. Select a Battle Scar on your target to treat.
The treated Battle Scar heals as you finish activating this Effect. Your patient is required to Avoid betraying any contractors. for the next month. If they violate this rule, your treatment is immediately reversed.
Anyone who witnesses you during this Effect's activation will almost certainly be disturbed to see As the scarred area bubbles and overflows with cancerous growths in the shape of screaming faces..
You write your message on a piece(or several pieces) of paper, then draw an intricate and elaborate spell circle on the ground, using a variety of runes and diagrams found in the book used in it's casting. Upon completion, you can use this circle to send letters through the void between worlds, and the person can send them back, without a delivery nexus of their own.
Spend an Action to activate. Select a target any distance away from you. You must have a specific target in mind, but you require only an intuitive understanding of them, such as their name, face, or Location.
You open up a line of conversation to your target, and may continue speaking with them without any additional Exertion cost for as long as you maintain Concentration
The conversation may be intercepted while in transit, and may be overheard, read, or otherwise understood by anyone near either you or the recipient. You must share a common language for your target to understand the message.
This Gift's level is capped at 2 Gifts and cannot be increased further.
Track your current equipment here. You may start with anything your Contractor would reasonably have access to.
(Orb of Souls Detail: Any gemstone that has been near someone who has died.)
Security company he has bought and set up within Goshen. It runs at cost, and provides security to many buildings and locations within Goshen Indiana.
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Born with everything, one would assume that an existence built on privilege would be easy. For Gideon Lockhart. Heir to the Ochre order, a prominent assassin organization that works to destabilize world governments and ensure that conflict exists in perpetuity. A world at peace is, after all, no world where the ochre order prospers.
Thus as the heir he was trained to carry that burden on, but Gideon Lockhart was not the unfeeling death machine an assassin needed to be, and soon he found himself plagued by the nightmares of the victims he was sent to claim and despite his apparent skill and innate talent for the position one day Gideon found himself unable to deal with the position anymore and with the assistance of MS-13 in exchange for elimination of a political target he was able to cut ties and assume the identity of Donovan White, Pediatrician. This alias is the one he has used to advance study of medicine as he has redirected his life towards helping people, and has found significant success in the development of Protolamide, a treatment for bacterial infections that by not relying on traditional antibiotic measures helped prevent the spread of super viruses from ever happening. Though he earned no great fame from the public for developing a preventative measure and his name is but a foot note in a few newer textbooks, the wealth he earns from it now allows him to stay one step ahead of the ochre order and having tasted a touch of what it means to truly change the world Gideon is now hungry for more. Though he knows such hunger could ultimately put him back into the public eye and destroy him if he finds himself wanting when he encounters the ochre order again he strives to attain enough influence and power that even his old family will have no choice but to bow their heads before him.