STR: 12 (+1) DEX: 18 (+4) CON: 12 (+1) INT: 18 (+4) WIS: 18 (+4) CHA: 16 (+3) Skills:
Acrobatics 6 (+10), Bluff 8 (+11), Climb 6 (+7), Diplomacy 8 (+11), Escape Artist 8 (+12), Gather Information 8 (+11), Knowledge [Tactics] 8 (+12), Notice 8 (+12), Ride 8 (+12), Sense Motive 12 (+16), Sleight of Hand 12 (+16), Stealth 8 (+12), Survival 6 (+10), Swim 6 (+7)Feats:
Fighting Style 15 [Fencing; Accurate Attack, Attack Focus [Melee] (7), Defensive Attack, Improved Block, Improved Disarm, Improved Initiative (2), Power Attack, Taunt], Defensive Roll (3), Elusive Target, Evasion (2), Finding the Weak Spot, Improved Feint, Lightning Strike, Takedown Attack (2), Tough, Uncanny Dodge [Sight], Well InformedPowers:
Weapon Summoning 18 [Ancient Blade; Strike 7 (Extra: Auto-fire x2 [+2] Linked – Drain [+0]), Drain [Defense] 6 (Extra: No Save [+2], Linked – Strike [+0]; Flaw: Only vs. Herself [-1]; Power Feat: Reversible), Enhanced Feats (4) (Improved Critical – Ancient Blade ; Flaw: Only vs. Victims of her drain Effect); 36pp]Combat:
Attack +6 (+13 Melee) [Unarmed +1, Ancient Blade +7 (16-20 Crit)] Defense 23 (17 flat-footed) Init +12Saves:
Toughness +7 (4 flat-footed) Fortitude +6 Reflex +10 Will +8Equipment:
Armored Military Jacket [+2 Toughness; Subtle; 3ep]Abilities 34 + Skills 28 (112 Ranks) + Feats 29 + Powers 36 + Combat 38 + Saves 15 – Drawbacks 0 = 180pp
Nora Engel stands five feet ten inches tall with dark hair almost always worn up underneath her officer’s hat. Her blue eyes are always framed by a pair of thin black wire rimmed glasses. During everyday operations she wears black dress pants, boots, and her black military dress jacket. Background:
Nora Engel is something of a legend amongst the Dennigrad 3rd Special Operations Legion. The first woman to achieve the rank of Field Marshal she earned the position with her keen intellect and ability to flat out humiliate anyone who crossed her. Her magical power manifested when she was a teenager in Goland. Her eyes were much keener than anyone else’s, and her mind operated faster as well. As a result she could take in information with incredible speed and put it into practice in a heartbeat.
Once she learned to use this skill in combat she proved a neigh unstoppable swordswoman. Even going so far as being able to dissect a foe’s fighting style and find openings that no one else would even be able to see. All the same the normally male dominated military establishment of Dennigrad felt threatened by her skill and gave her, and legions she was attached to, the toughest, most dangerous missions available. Nora proved herself not only in combat, but as a leader as well. She was able to lead her troops in such a way that even the suicide missions she was being sent on proved to be winnable situations. Amongst the troops she earned many memorable nicknames, but the one that stuck with her the most was “Angel of Death”.
Finally after years of such improbable success The King himself promoted Nora to her current position. Nora has a few regrets over her current position. The first being that because she’s seldom in direct conflict anymore sometimes people forget just how good she is with her sword. As a result she often spars with cocky young officers, or sporting foreign dignitaries. This led to her other regret. During a recent trip to Western Darkon Edward the Undefeated challenged Nora to a friendly duel. It was a close fight, and even Edward admits it could have gone either way, but he defeated Nora, a fact that infuriates the usually icy calm military commander.
Okay so here’s some notes about Nora. Her drain works like so, she drain 6 points from someone’s defense, but the new, lower defense, only applies to Nora, not anyone who happens to be with her fighting the same target. Her summoned sword suddenly gains an insane crit range against someone struck by her drain. When she’s going full tilt she’s going to hit someone with a drained defense hard, causing her auto-fire to flare up, and possibly even critting. If she had a weakness it’s that she’s a tad on the fragile side, so in a long fight she doesn’t have the muscle to stay with an especially tough foe. Of course after she drains someone’s defense it just becomes a game of Russian roulette fighting her. Sooner or later she’ll roll high enough to truly hurt her foe.