Here's what I've got so far (since the next 3e game I actually get in will be my first, I'm not quite sure if I'm doing this right ...)
Abigalan of the S'Mirat clan
aka Abby Smith
The S'Mirat clan had once been a power in their home (which was quite a bit like the magical quasi-Medieval Europe of many a fantasy novel, video game, or RPG), but managed to make enemies of a great dark empire who vowed to eliminate them. And although the clan's powers ensured that each one of them accounted for quite a few Imperials before they died, eventually the clan was reduced to a handful including Abby's immediate family, and the elders searched for a realm to escape to. They thought in our earth the remains of the clan could be nicely inconspicuous while they looked for a way to strike at the heart of the Empire, but they made some mistakes. Rituals and traveling the realms were not the specialties of the clan's magics -- the globes of energy they fought with most of the time were.
So what they learned of earth, they learned from watching American television filtered through scrying and translation spells... and since it was in the 2010s, they thought real life was like a police procedural. Abby's somewhat learned better (and learned enough Japanese that she can mostly manage without her translation earring, but she doesn't trust giving it up), but she still thinks this modern world with almost no magic is really strange.
Abby is mostly quiet but intensely curious about the world she lives in. She's mostly a good but not great student; she gets top marks in language classes due to her translation earring and feels guilty about it, but doesn't trust her Japanese skills enough to take it out (or that she speaks English well enough to continue her façade of being American -- which she doesn't; without her earring, she has a noticeable Japanese accent). The rare times her magical awareness has detected something other than her family she always wants to know what it is.
She joined the Culture Festival Preparation Squad because she believed it would give her a chance to learn more about the people in the strange world she's found herself living in... and because she wanted to get Genki Girl off her back.
Type of Alternate Identity: Secret (well, her true name and actual origin is secret; that there's something weird about her and her family... not so much)
Age: 16 (which puts her in grade 10, I think; her nominal birthday is in January)
Height: 5' 6"
Weight: 115 lbs.
Abigalan of the S'Mirat clan - PL 6
Strength 0, Stamina 1, Agility 1, Dexterity 2, Fighting 0, Intellect 2, Awareness 2, Presence 0
Assessment, Improved Initiative, Move-by Action, Precise Attack (All) 4, Ritualist, Tracking, Trance, Well-informed
Acrobatics 6 (+7), Close Combat: Fiery Sword: Strike 6 6 (+6), Deception 2 (+2), Expertise: Magic 6 (+8), Expertise: Riding 1 (+3), Insight 6 (+8), Investigation 6 (+8), Perception 6 (+8), Ranged Combat: Combat Spells 4 (+6), Technology 1 (+3)
Arcane linguist: Comprehend 3 (Languages - Read All, Languages - Speak All, Languages - Understand All)
Aura sense: Senses 6 (Accurate: magic awareness, Acute: magic awareness, Awareness: (mental) magic, Radius: magic awareness, Ranged: magic awareness)
Cloak of Protection (Removable)
. . Extradimensional Pockets: Feature 1 (extradimensional, Notes: A small extradimensional space in the pockets of her cloak )
. . Protection 6 (+6 Toughness)
. . Cure: Healing 6 (Stabilize, Notes: With as much damage as the clan dishes out, they needed a way to reverse it)
. . Fiery Sword: Strike 6 (fire, DC 21; Affects Insubstantial 2: full rank, Penetrating 6, Notes: When Abby absolutely has to damage someone, she gets in close and tries this ...)
. . Orb of Binding Energy: Snare 6 (DC 16; Affects Insubstantial 2: full rank; Unreliable (5 uses), Notes: Abby needs to carry some materials for the magical bonds to coallesce around. She normally only carries enough to cast the spell five times.)
. . Orb of Energy Blast: Blast 6 (DC 21; Variable Descriptor 2: broad group - magic, Notes: Abby gathers an orb of energy and hurls it at a target)
. . Orb of Energy Burst: Burst Area Blast 4 (DC 19; Burst Area: 30 feet radius sphere, Variable Descriptor 2: broad group - magic, Notes: … and she can make those balls of energy explode, too …)
. . Telekinetic Orb (living): Move Object 6 (6 tons, DC 21; Damaging, Increased Mass 2; Concentration)
. . Telekinetic Orb (Objects): Move Object 6 (3 tons; Affects Objects Only, Increased Mass, Precise)
. . Blink
. . . . Flight 1 (Linked; Speed: 4 miles/hour, 60 feet/round; Levitation)
. . . . Teleport 3 (Linked; 250 feet in a move action, carrying 200 lbs.; Change Direction, Change Velocity, Increased Mass 2, Turnabout)
. . Fly (Notes: Taking to the air is a good way to stay out of the way of trouble)
. . . . Flight 4 (Linked; Speed: 30 miles/hour, 500 feet/round; Subtle 2: undetectable)
. . . . Movement 1 (Linked; Safe Fall)
. . Protective Ward: Burst Area Force Field 6 (+6 Toughness; Affects Others Only, Burst Area: 30 feet radius sphere, Notes: Keeping allies safe is important)
Fiery Sword: Strike 6, +6 (DC 21)
Grab, +0 (DC Spec 10)
Orb of Binding Energy: Snare 6, +6 (DC Dog 16)
Orb of Energy Blast: Blast 6, +6 (DC 21)
Orb of Energy Burst: Burst Area Blast 4 (DC 19)
Telekinetic Orb (living): Move Object 6, +6 (DC 21)
Telekinetic Orb (Objects): Move Object 6, +6 (DC 16)
Throw, +2 (DC 15)
Unarmed, +0 (DC 15)
fugitive: Abby and her family fled to Earth from their home dimension, and occasionally agents of their home dimension catch up with her
Identity: Abby is known as Abigail Smith to the outside world
not of this world: Although she says she's American, she's from another dimension and all Earth cultures are confusing, especially the one she's living in
not quite normal: Abby has naturally blue hair, which is not uncommon where she's from, in addition to her magic powers. This makes her stick out even more than being a tall (for Japan) white girl …
Relationship: Jastor S'Mirat: (aka Jason Smith) is Abby's ten-year-old brother, who is attending an elementary school in town and is showing his first signs of sorcery.
Relationship: Kevalat S'Mirat: (aka Kevin Smith) is Abby's father, and also an accomplished sorcerer. He is the only member of the clan without the trademark blue hair (thanks to some dye purchased at a grocery store), and a bit of an artificer. He's managed to finagle a 'real world' job that he only holds on to by creatively applying magic.
Relationship: Mishalan S'Mirat: (aka Michelle Smith) is Abby's mother, and a somewhat more accomplished sorceress than Abby (her daughter is a bit of a prodigy magically speaking, but Mishalan has quite a bit more experience). She is pretending to be a housewife while in Japan.
Dodge 5, Parry 5, Fortitude 6, Toughness 7, Will 6
Abilities 16 + Powers 52 + Advantages 11 + Skills 22 (44 ranks) + Defenses 18 = 119
It isn't explicitly noted, but all of her powers have the [magical] descriptor.
Her family's magic isn't very good at creation or transformation or summoning, and the portal they used to get to Earth was somewhat outside their normal realm of expertise. She believes such magics are possible, but she pretty much can't do them (healing and her 'hold person' effect are about the edge of that; her sword is pure elemental fire).
Edits: Build has been updated a few times, background expanded. Rolled back to 120 pp, changed binding energy effect to be Snare, freed up some points to keep the Blink spell.
Last edited by drothgery
on Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:12 pm, edited 18 times in total.