A 14-Victory Seasoned Contractor played by leonvanderblight in Project *******
He is 18 years old, and often appears as 6'9" Black Haired, Blue Eyed, Goliath of a man.
Amaranth Barclay lives in Project *******, a setting where reality flows, bends, and breaks, and the whole world stands at a delicate balance. His journal has 18 entries.
5 Primitive Weaponry
Time acts in funny ways at times, but the caveman has learned how to manipulate one particular nicety thanks to his extensive experience with bonds. Namely, with all these new-fangled doors, keys, and various other means of shutting powerful people away from the world, it all exists either at a state of open or unopened, but when you look at it through the lens of someone who exists partly out of time. The moment where it was opened always exists, and the caveman can restore it to that state with a little focus by reconnecting that object to that moment. Ensuring that never again will he be bound by restraints or blocked by a door.
Exert your Mind and spend at least two Actions performing the following ritual: Placing his hands on it and focusing intently on channeling temporal energy into it to activate. Select a door, lock, or locked target within arm's reach. This can be used on Alien technology. You must maintain Concentration while activating this Effect, and it fails if you are interrupted.
You may lock, unlock, and/or open your target.
Imperiously huge, the power coursing through the veins of Amaranth Barclay is now undeniable. Large musculature that goes beyond human definition packed onto a frame that has is no longer as wiry as it was. A true goliath of a man in all respects, though despite his gentle intentions he does sometimes break objects given to him.
You gain the following benefits as long as you have your Numerous ritual scars along his chest and back from when he was indicted as a hunter.
Your Brawn rating is increased by 2. You may Exert your Mind to automatically gain an Outcome of 5 on any roll that uses Brawn (cannot be used on combat rolls or Effect 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:
Honed through years of hunting, and now enhanced by supernatural grace the caveman is able to trace smells over great distances, enhancing his already impressive tracking abilities to an insane degree.
You gain the following benefits at all times.
Your senses are enhanced in the following way.
The bonds that people carry with them often defy reason. Between their tribe, their friends, and their enemies. These bonds transcend time, space, and language. Amaranth's newest power allows him to piggyback on these bonds, and to deliver messages across them. Though it requires a symbol and an oath to cement that bond, these feelings can be transmitted and understood across vast distances and in turn, grant some of the understanding that so many people lack of each other and in turn allow for communication without the restraints of words.
Spend an Action to activate. Select a number of targets up to your Mind rating within 10 miles of you. You must have specific targets in mind, but you require only an intuitive understanding of them, such as their name, face, or Location. This Effect cannot be used unless Must have sworn an oath of brotherhood with Amaranth and Must possess a replica of the pendant. You must actively and obviously use Brotherhood Pendant to activate this Effect.
You open up a line of conversation to your targets, and may continue speaking with them without any additional Exertion cost for as long as you maintain Concentration
The conversation will only be perceived by the intended 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.
Motivated by his newfound understanding of society, and time itself. Amaranth Barclay has realized a very crucial fact. It is not always wise to be a caveman without any connection to society or the world therein and that it's sometimes better to be someone else. Amaranth didn't understand society very well however, So, Amaranth began to look into the one thing he did know.
Time, and in time there is the theory that whenever you make a choice it branches off and creates an alternate reality. Amaranth can see those realities, and now, his own connections to them and by syncing their temporal states he can take on the appearance he would've had in one of those alternate timelines, and with infinite timelines, well. That could be anyone. Though in exchange, he does have to lend his own face to other timelines occasionally and who knows what troubles that will bring?
Exert your Mind and spend a half hour to activate. You must actively and obviously use A device that keeps time. to activate this Effect.
You become disguised in a manner of your choosing. The disguise lasts until you either activate a new disguise, or choose to end the effect.
The new appearance may have a different sex, age, and race to your own, and you may alter height by up to a foot and your weight by 50%. Your disguise cannot directly mimic an existing person. You cannot alter your clothes. Your disguise can alter your smell, DNA, and other aspects that are not perceivable via human senses. A disguise cannot affect your Attributes or other stats.
This Effect ends if you take an Injury or are stunned or incapacitated.
When you yourself are a temporal anomaly, focusing the energy within your body into a strike can cause peculiar effects. The objects that are touched by the caveman actively progress backwards through their technological timeline, and objects without any are simply reduced to dust as their formative events are reversed. What is scariest about this is that the caveman only seems to need to strike the target in question to deliver the effect, though it does seem to require a great deal of focus and temporal energy has been observed congregating around his hands before he executes such a strike.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Select a Non-Sapient Object within arm's reach no larger than an SUV (4,000 liters). You must actively and obviously use A time piece to activate this Effect. Roll Brawn + Brawl Difficulty 6.
If your Outcome is 4 or higher, the target will be completely destroyed and can no longer function, though it may still be repaired. If your Outcome is less than 4, the target will be partially damaged, and any attempts to use it will suffer a dice penalty equal to your Outcome.
When activating this Effect, you may spend an extra minute and maintain Concentration. If you do, it has no Exertion cost, and you may destroy an object which has up to 3x larger dimensions, or up to 27x larger volume than the normal maximum size.
If you have access to the remains of an object you had previously damaged or destroyed, you may spend a Committed action to un-destroy it.
Timelines are funny in many ways, the infinite spectrum of time for instance means that in a timeline somewhere somehow everything is possible. Amaranth has tapped into this possibility in order to draw on as much power as he can, and in doing so, allow himself to turn into the formidable Tyranosaurus Rex. His ancient foe's strength now his own through his mastery of temporal magic and now he is capable of wielding the primordial power of the colossal avian ancestors that once ruled this world.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate.
You transform into Tyrannosaurus Rex for one hour You are unable to revert from your Alternate Form at will and must wait for the duration to fully elapse before returning to normal.. You cannot transform into a flying creature. See the Extended System text for stats.
While transformed, you cannot use any equipment (excluding Artifacts and Consumables, which you can use), but you can use your Powers. Any equipment you are wearing transforms with you.
Injuries and Wound Level are carried over between forms. However, transforming can never kill you; you merely remain Incapacitated until your Injuries are sufficiently healed.
While transformed, you are obviously unusual, unnatural, or alien, and the average person will take a special interest in you.
You may only use this Effect once per day.
Amaranth leans down to the earth, and inhales deeply, before coming up with all the speed he can muster and swinging his hand harshly to the side. Temporal energies swirling from his time piece and into the track in an ethereal grey mist that suffuses itself into the track, and alights the others for Amaranth to follow.
Exert your Mind to activate. Select a Sapient target or a Creature at any range. Activation requires possession of the target's A track of the target, which is used up during the process. You must actively and obviously use A timepiece to activate this Effect. You cannot investigate the same target more than once per hour. At the end of your investigation, roll Brawn + Survival at Difficulty 6.
You learn a single specific piece of information, chosen from the following list, about your target:
The quality and specificity of information gained depends on your Outcome.
Being in tune with the power of the earth, Amaranth can lend this favor to objects to ease the Earth's hold over them. Allowing them to fly fast and true, even if they'd normally never be able to fly easily at all.
You gain the following benefits as long as you are engaged in combat with thrown weapons.
+2 dice to all rolls utilizing thrown weapons.
You also gain the following effects:
Channeling the fury of the wendigo, the caveman is filled with brutal fury that drives him to acts of incomparable brutality. Striking, biting, and moving with a preternatural fury beyond human comprehension.
You gain the following benefits as long as you are wearing this Artifact and you are engaged in unarmed combat.
+2 dice to rolls for Attacking, Defending, and Clashing without a weapon. Unarmed attacks do +0 Bonus Damage Weapon Damage (instead of -1). The target's Armor is fully effective against this damage.
You also gain the following effects:
These coins create a subtle ringing noise while worn by someone who is injured. This noise persists until the item is removed or all wounds are healed.
Digging up his master's items of what he left to Fonzie before he passed away, he has found a particular trinket, 5 coins that shine and glow and are even a custom made coins, a masterwork of details and a symbol of Qi on each of them as they are all tied together with a red string, easily to be hanged from something or tied onto something else. Whoever holds it in their possession feels a new sense of vigor as old wounds heal.
This trinket was taken by Amaranth from the man's body after an ill-fated suggestion to throw him 100 feet away into army of undead contractors. It did not end well.
You gain the following benefits as long as you are wearing this Artifact.
Any Injury you receive heals quickly, reducing its Severity by one level every 6 hours, starting once it becomes stabilized. You may also Exert your Mind and spend an Action to reduce the Severity of a single stabilized Injury by 1. Does not affect Injuries suffered as an activation cost for Effects.
Battle Scars caused by your Injuries will remain. Any Injuries you receive automatically count as a successful Makeshift Stabilization and do not deteriorate further.
The axe, easily as tall as most men flies through the air spinning like a top as it bisects even large vehicles in twain with ease, and on each impact it rebounds, seeking the blood of the next largest target, the insatiable axe an excellent tool for dealing with the hordes of smaller scavengers that tended to congregate around large predators as much as it deals with the massive beasts in question before returning unerringly to the hand of the wielder, as if it had never been lost in the first place.
This Artifact can be used as a throwing axe. It is roughly at least twice as large as a throwing axe and cannot be concealed on your person or disassembled for storage.
Attack by rolling Brawn + Athletics, Difficulty 6. Successful attacks deal Outcome + 6 Weapon Damage. The target's Armor is reduced to 1/2, rounded up against this damage. Attacks
You also gain the following effects:
The Dark Steed stays by the dullahans side. The longer their bond stays connected the stronger the 2 become. Now Paula can gift others this wonderful creautre to ride beside them.
This Artifact can be used as a 2020 Ford Mustang. It is roughly the same size as a 2020 Ford Mustang but can be collapsed into Necklace with a mustang and concealed. Collapsing or expanding it costs a Free Action.
This 2020 Ford Mustang has Crash Test Seating and restraints for all passengers Light weight parts Nos Injector Police Scanner / Radar detector with gps Oxygen Tank in the back with nozzle for dispersing into cab. Second Conisters containing CarbonMonoxide Cab has been made water Tight. Run Flat Full Rubber Wheels can take multiple bullets and still drive 50 miles High Intensity Led Floodlights on top with optional UV setting Extra Tank set on Switch Quieted Exhaust Off Road Tire on top of the car Snowboard On top Button. Any roll to pilot this vehicle receives +2 dice.
You also gain the following effects:
This item is a living thing. It counts as a Creature when targeted. If destroyed or abandoned for more than two days, it dies and becomes unusable.
Track your current equipment here. You may start with anything your Contractor would reasonably have access to.
A caveman torn out of time by a capricious entity that wanted someone to play with. Trapped for what felt like eons playing the games and killing the opponents sent against him he eventually heard the words. Though he did not understand them. "I'm bored. Let's play another game", and then he found himself stranded in the midst of a suburban back yard.
A back yard where the small child who would define his connection to modern life would be found. Louis Barclay is the one who would give him his name, and the one who would shield him from the terrors of the world. Understanding him to be a cave man who understand nothing of the modern times, Louis has been attempting to teach him about language via cartoons. Which the caveman has yet to understand, but watches out of consideration for the kind boy who brings him meat and helps him hide from the angry men in black hides.
Over the year he has been in hiding with the kid, he's come to grasp some very rudimentary English but his lack of understanding of social norms and overall visibly different physiology makes blending in difficult for him and thus he mostly tries to pass through life as Amaranth Barclay. The developmentally disabled long last Uncle of Louis Barclay.
Abducted by Foundation shortly after, and was designated UA-580