He is 22 years old, and often appears as 6'1" man with short black hair, blue eyes wearing a dress shirt with a armored vest over it and black pants.
4 Blade master
Gifted with an incredibly kind disposition, Vergil's natural charisma has been boosted by Odessa who has made him quite literally radiant. His general honesty, kindness, and decency now naturally incline people to trust him. His efforts have brought him no small amount of fame however, and his friends tend to swarm him when he's in public.
You gain the following benefits as long as you have your The gem on the back of his hand.
Your Charisma rating is increased by 1. You may Exert your Mind to automatically gain an Outcome of 5 on any roll that uses Charisma (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:
Vergil is nice to a literal supernatural degree, and through a combination of nearly invisible spores in the air that glow a light blue, and a healthy helping of empathy and emotional intelligence Vergil can ensure that the people he's around are in better mental health than any mental hospital in the world. Though blissfully unaware of its assistance by the mushroom parasite inside him, hey. What you don't know won't kill you... right?
Exert your Mind to activate. Select a Living target within arm's reach. Roll a single D10 as a critical failure check. If you roll a 1, the Effect fails, and you On a critical failure inflict them with Algernon's Flower.. Over the course of one Downtime, your patient must communicate with you and reveal at least one of their Traumas to you, including the details of those Traumas and the circumstances of how they were acquired. After the full treatment time has elapsed, roll Charisma + Influence at Difficulty 6.
If your treatment is successful, you may remove one of the patient's revealed Traumas without incurring any Experience cost.
Your patient is required to assist at least one innocent in the next month in a meaningful way for the next month. If they violate this rule, your treatment is immediately reversed.
You may attempt to treat an unwilling patient. They may choose to resist by rolling Mind at Difficulty 7. The nature of their Trauma will still be revealed to you if you treat them successfully, though they may not tell you directly.
Once per day per target, you may choose to use this Effect to stabilize a target's Mind. Treatment takes 30 seconds but will not remove any Traumas. If you are successful, restore 2 Mind damage.
You may choose to use this Effect to temporarily relieve any number of the patient's Traumas (including permanent Traumas which were recorded as Conditions). In this case, Treatment takes 30 seconds and the effect lasts two hours. If the Patient is currently experiencing an episode, Difficulty is increased by 2.
The dream goddess can bring true, restful, sleep to all. Though those who experience her touch at not always the most willing, the goddess is not one to take no for an answer once she's been pointed at a target and her spiritual means are often quite difficult for some to resist. Though after a brief journey to the shrine of tranquility, and with a little help from the heroes sword, Vergil was able to free her from her gemstone prison and now with her freed from the gem the only thing he needs to wield the goddesses power now is a blue rock to remind him of her presence and their connection. Since obtaining Tranquility, he has obtained the ability to manifest this through his sword, a swipe of the blade catching most in it's path and ensuring they find a more peaceful end.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Select a Living target within 30 feet. You must actively and obviously use A blade to activate this Effect. Roll Charisma + Occult at Difficulty 6. Affected targets may resist by rolling Mind at Difficulty 6.
If you succeed, your target becomes drowsy for the next 3 Rounds, during which time they suffer an additional -2 dice Penalty to all Actions. After this, they fall asleep for Outcome x 3 hours.
Affected targets will not prematurely wake up on their own, and can only be awoken by taking Damage or nearing death from hunger, thirst, or suffocation.
When an affected target wakes up, they remain drowsy for the next minute, and suffer a -3 dice penalty. If an affected target successfully resists being put to sleep, they will still become drowsy for the next minute, and will suffer the same penalty.
With a little practice, the hero is able to use their dreams to help them store the many precious artifacts given to them by the goddess. After all, it'd be unfortunate if you lost them! As an added bonus, prolonged contact with these artifacts seems to be having strange effects, but surely they're all positive!
Spend an Action to activate.
You may withdraw an item from your stash, or add an item that is within arm’s reach to your stash. You may only stash targets which are in your possession, grappled, or otherwise controlled by you.
You may store Objects in your stash, each no larger than something which could fit inside a briefcase (15 liters), and you may store up to 3 things at a time.
Vergil's eyes glow blue as he focuses intently for a moment and green energy swirls about him as he focuses intently on the item and connects it with dream space to feel the echoes of the user left behind on them item. Learning how they used the item, and echoes of information that about the person who used it last as well.
Spend a minute to activate. Select a target Object within arm's reach. This Effect cannot be used unless Only works if the item would fit inside his stash. You must actively and obviously use A green gemstone to activate this Effect. At the end of your investigation, roll Charisma + Occult at Difficulty 6.
You learn all the following information about your target:
This Gift's Cost is capped at 2 and cannot be increased further.
By focusing on a blue rock of any kind, Vergil has managed to go beyond simply allowing himself to allow Odessa to go into the realm of dreams. The colors resonation allowing him to delve deep into the dream state and connect himself to it in ways he'd once thought impossible. Though, with only partial success so far. melding his mind and body parts into the realm of dreams he can become nigh invisible, blending into the world around him and allowing him to evade standard detection methods and even operate in combat, stranger still the partial merging that he performs also seems to prevent any sound from escaping the dreamscape either.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. You must actively and obviously use A blue rock to activate this Effect.
You and any clothes or equipment you are wearing are partially obscured from sight for the next 10 minutes. All attempts to detect you using sight are rolled at a -3 dice penalty, and all attempts to detect you where sight would assist are rolled at -1 penalty.
Entering Combat or being Injured does not cause the Effect to end early. Anyone you attack will immediately notice you; anyone else may re-roll to notice you each time you take a Combat action, at -1 Difficulty per Combat action you have taken. When the Effect ends, it is disabled for 1 minute.
A legendary technique passed down to the inheritor of the hero's sword. Giving them the ability to spin violently and create a current of spectral energy that banishes foes around them, though such violent spinning can often leave the hero rather dizzy.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. The area within 20 feet of you immediately and obviously becomes imminently dangerous. Roll Charisma + Athletics at Difficulty 6. Targets inside the radius may attempt an appropriate Reaction at GM’s discretion. Finding a physical barrier to use as cover will cut total damage taken in half (applies after Reaction roll but before Armor).
If the Outcome is positive, your blast hits everything within 20 feet of you with Damage equal to your Outcome + 2. Armor is reduced to 1/2, rounded up against this damage. If you botched the activation roll, you will also take full damage from the blast, otherwise it will not hurt you.
A true long sword in form, Tranquility is Odessa's answer to those who refuse to embrace peace by granting them the final one. Made of light blue metal and with a flared black hilt set with a glittering blue gemstone, this sword embodies the beauty and menace that is to be expected of a legendary sword. Those chosen by the blade, and pure of heart, can wield it with exceptional speed and grace, deflecting bullets and all other manners of evils from the air as easily as some draw breath.
You gain the following benefits as long as you are wearing this Artifact and you are engaged in combat with Swords.
+2 dice to all rolls with Swords.
Possession of this Artifact causes the following Trauma to manifest over the course of a day: Cannot attack innocents without rolling mind. If you lose possession of this Artifact, the Trauma heals over the course of the next month.
You also gain the following effects:
One of the demon Alpha's blood arts. Salvaged from his body after he was slain by supernatural forces, and given to Vergil by Sister Mary Catherine. Though Vergil is loathe to use such dark power, he understands that such things are better put to use in his hands than in that of evil, and if a little blood could save someone's life his morals are not something he will allow to stand in the way. The art itself creates a blood-colored cross and grants incredible sword skill as well as the ability to generate "wind blades" and when enhanced with a vial's worth of human blood allows it to deal devastating damage as it draws out the latent energy within the blood. In addition if it strikes them, the energy seems to corrode the target from the inside out as it seeps into any orifice it can find. A horrifying display to be sure, but given it's source Vergil finds it hard to be surprised.
Spend an Action to activate. Select a target within 45 feet. You must use up A vial of blood in order to activate this Effect. Roll Dexterity + Melee Difficulty 6. The target may contest by rolling to Dodge or Defend as a Reaction, Difficulty 6.
If the contested Outcome is positive, the target takes that much damage plus 3. Armor is fully effective against this damage.
Injuries caused by this Effect do not heal naturally. They can be Stabilized, but will not reduce in Severity unless they are healed through an Effect or some sort of supernatural ability.
The target suffers a -3 dice penalty for the next hour or until the Injury is healed. This dice penalty does not stack multiple times on the same target.
This Gift's level is capped at 2 Gifts and cannot be increased further.
A glimmering energy flows from the gem into Vergil, and a gust of wind carries the voices of those in need on the wind to him. In addition, the goddess within the gem can detect other beings of divine origin or those imbued with divine power. Allowing him to know when the agents of the orthodoxy of ruin are nearby.
Odessa's closest friend, and a goddess trapped in a similar situation to her own. Luckily Odessa and her had known of each other's locations before they were sealed into crystal form to protect the world from the powers of ruin, yet now with ruin having infiltrated the world the Goddesses are returning to imbue their chosen hero with the power to set things to right!
Exert your Mind and spend at least two Actions performing the following ritual: A prayer to Thalassa the Goddess of Wind to activate. You must maintain Concentration while activating this Effect, and it fails if you are interrupted.
You automatically detect the closest of any Beings imbued with divine power and Beings in dire need of help within 300 feet of you for the next minute. This includes any who come within range during the duration. You have a sense their direction, but you are not aware of their exact location.]]
Even while this Effect is not active, if any Beings imbued with divine power or Beings in dire need of help come within 300 feet of you, you may roll Perception + Alertness, Difficulty 7 to detect them.
Even if there are no Beings imbued with divine power or Beings in dire need of help within 300 feet of you, you become aware of the direction the closest one is in, as well as a rough sense of its distance from you.
Track your current equipment here. You may start with anything your Contractor would reasonably have access to.
Trophies are special objects and equipment.
Examples of Trophies include healing potions, scrolls, sci-fi technology, or any supernatural item that was not created with The Contract's Gift system.
Because Trophies may have GM-created systems, they also record the Playgroup they were acquired in.
Vergil doesn't remember much of his old life, but he does remember the day it happened.
The day he became pursued by the Orthodoxy of Ruin, and the day he became connected to the goddess of dreams.
Anya Machembert: Wields a great axe in combat, able to parry bullets. Official title is Vestal of Ruin.
Cardinals of Ruin:
Darius Fain: Tech Expert of the group, manages the IT division and is rumored to be able to mind control people through screens. Fights primarily with a dagger and prefers to avoid direct conflict.
Caleb Machembert: Brother of Anya, firearms expert and in charge of providing training to the organizations grunts.
Louis Blanc: Face of the organization, able to phase in and out of existence as well as his talents in indoctrination. Explosives expert that prefers to send people at his targets to suicide bomb them.