Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 8 STR -2 11- Lift: 75kg; 1 1/2d6 HTH Damage 14 DEX 12 12- OCV: 5/DCV: 5 13 CON 6 12- 10 BODY 0 11- 18 INT 8 132- PER Roll: 13- 20 EGO 20 13- ECV: 7 20 PRE 10 13- PRE Attack: 4d6 8 COM -1 2 PD 0 Total: 2 PD (0 rPD) 3 ED 0 Total: 3 ED (0 rED) 3 SPD 6 Phases: 4, 8, 12 5 REC 0 26 END 0 21 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 59 Movement: Running: 9"/18" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills 40 I Made A Deep Sleep Come Over Their Souls: Energy Blast 12d6, BOECV (Mental Defense applies; +1); Concentration (0 DCV; -1/2), Spell (-1/2), Requires A Magic Roll (-1/2), Gestures (-1/4), Incantations (-1/4), END 12 66 I Sleep And My Spirit Goes Out Over The Jungle: Duplication (creates 456-point form), Altered Duplicates (100%; +1); N'Longa Is Incapacitated And Helpless While Duplicate Exists (-1), Feedback (; -1), Extra Time (1 Minute, , must enter trance and meditate to allow astral self to leave its fleshy prison; -3/4), Costs Endurance (Only Costs END to Activate; -1/4), END 26 106 Bodies Like Clothes!: Major Transform 8d6 (transfer caster's mind into subject's body), Requires A Magic Roll (No Active Point penalty to Skill Roll; +0), BOECV (Mental Defense applies; +1); N'Longa Is Incapacitated And Helpless While In Subject's Body (-1), Concentration (0 DCV; Character is totally unaware of nearby events; -3/4), Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Spell (-1/2), Gestures (-1/4), Incantations (-1/4) plus Major Transform 8d6 (transfer caster's spirit into subject's body), Requires A Magic Roll (No Active Point penalty to Skill Roll; +0), BOECV (Mental Defense applies; +1); N'Longa Is Incapacitated And Helpless While In Subject's Body (-1), Concentration (0 DCV; Character is totally unaware of nearby events; -3/4), Extra Time (Full Phase, -1/2), Spell (-1/2), Linked (Transform; -1/2), Gestures (-1/4), ncantations (-1/4), END 48 16 The Nameless Ju-Ju Magic: Summon 178-point Zombie, Ranged (+1/2), Slavishly Devoted (+1); OAF Expendable (Very Difficult to obtain; corpse; -1 1/2), N'Longa Is Incapacitated And Helpless While Zombie Is Animate (-1), Extra Time (Extra Phase, -3/4), Concentration (0 DCV; -1/2), Requires A Magic Roll (-1/2), Incantations (-1/4), END 9 15 Vulture-Magic: Summon 256 65-point Vultures, Loyal (+1/2); Extra Time (1 Turn (Post-Segment 12), -1 1/4), Concentration (0 DCV; Character is totally unaware of nearby events; -3/4), Gestures (Requires both hands; -1/2), Arrives Under Own Power (-1/2), Summoned Being Must Inhabit Locale (-1/2), Requires A Magic Roll (-1/2), Incantations (-1/4), END 8 6 Fleet-Footed: Running +3" (9" total), END 1 4 You Would Call Me A Liar If I Told You My Age: Life Support (Longevity: 1600 Years) Perks 2 Fringe Benefit: Shaman 3 Reputation: mighty shaman (African tribes) 8-, +3/+3d6 Talents 7 Magesight, +2 to PER Roll Skills 3 Analyze: Magic 13- 3 Conversation 13- 3 Deduction 13- 3 Language: Pidgin (completely fluent) 0 Language: River Tribal Dialect (idiomatic) 17 Magic 20- 3 Oratory 13- 3 Paramedics 13- 3 PS: Shaman 13- 3 Sleight Of Hand 12- 3 Stealth 12- 2 Survival (Tropical) 13- 3 Tactics 13- 3 Scholar 5 1) KS: Arcane And Occult Lore 16- 1 2) KS: Flora And Fauna 11- 1 3) KS: Herbalism And Healing-Lore 11- 3 4) KS: Legends And Lore 14- 4 5) KS: Styles Of Magic 15- 331 Total Powers & Skills Cost 390 Total Character Cost 75+ Disadvantages 5 Age: 40+ 10 Distinctive Features: Shaman Paraphernalia (Concealable; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 0 Normal Characteristic Maxima 20 Psychological Limitation: Drawn To Magic (Common, Total) 10 Psychological Limitation: Overconfident (Common, Moderate) 5 Reputation: old unpredictable shaman, 11- (Known Only To A Small Group) 10 Social Limitation: Shaman Duties (Occasionally, Major) 255 Experience 390 Total Disadvantage Points
Background/History: We learn little of N'Longa's background during the series. He seems to be an incredibly ancient African shaman, who's driven to discover magical secrets and powers. He seems to have purposefully travelled the world in ancient times as a slave, secretly studying under various sorcerers and holy men of the Middle and Near East. It seems likely that he spent some time in Judea, and there acquired the Staff of Solomon, which he later gave the Solomon Kane to aid him in his wanderings. N'Longa's actual age and the full extent of his powers is never revealed; the above Longevity is conjectural, as are his magics.
Personality/Motivation: N'Longa possesses an incredible drive to plumb the depths of the magical world that lies "behind" the mundane facade we experience in everyday life. He does not do this for self-aggrandizement, however; it seems quite clear throughout the stories that he is just as driven as Solomon Kane to right wrongs and destroy ancient supernatural evils. In one story where he has taken over the body of a younger man, he points out to Kane that he could just as well keep the body and consign the young man to eternal doom, but that he recognizes that that would be wrong. He is an old man and his magics take time and energy to cast, and thus he needs the Kane to go before him, metaphorically blazing a trail into the dark heart of Africa.
Quote: "Great ju-ju—great fetish, me!"
Powers/Tactics: N'Longa has magical powers which derive from his ability to send his spirit out of his body. He uses this to communicate with Solomon Kane (through the Staff of Solomon), he takes over corpses and the bodies of the living through this method, and he even summons the vultures by sending his spirit to parley with them. The full extent of N'Longa's powers is not revealed in the Solomon Kane stories; it seems likely that he has quite a few powers similar to those listed above.
Appearance: N'Longa is an old, wrinkled black man, dressed in loincloth and adorned with all manner of fetishes, charms, and other knickknacks which hang from loops and thongs on his body. His most disconcerting features are his serpentine eyes.
Campaign Use: N'Longa is an oddity in a Robert Howard story—a sorcerer of vast power who uses his powers for good. He is the confidant and patron of Solomon Kane, assisting him in defeating supernatural evils in Africa. It seems that N'Longa considers himself something of a protector for the common African peoples, sending his spirit out to commune with natural spirits and discovering from them where the evils lurk.
He makes an interesting foil for characters: a "wizard" of vast power, who uses them sparingly and only when absolutely necessary. He could act as a patron to any group of adventurers venturing into Africa, perhaps giving them tools or knowledge to overcome some ancient evil. Perhaps they never even meet him in person: he sends himself into their dreams to communicate a task of dire importance, seeming to speak unaccented English (since in their dreams, he communicates directly to their minds).
(N'Longa created by Robert Ervin Howard, character sheet created by Roland Volz.)