Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 8 STR -2 11- Lift 75.8 kg; 1 1/2d6 HTH Damage  8 DEX -4 11- 10 CON 0 11- 8 INT -2 11- PER Roll 15- 10 EGO 0 11- 5 PRE -5 10- PRE Attack: 1d6 3 OCV 0 5 DCV 10 3 OMCV 0 5 DMCV 6 2 SPD 0 Phases: 6, 12 4 PD -2 Total: 4 PD (4 rPD) 4 ED -2 Total: 4 ED (4 rED) 4 REC 0 20 END 0 5 BODY -5 15 STUN -2 Total Characteristics Cost: -15 Movement: Running: 8m/16m Leaping: 1m/2m Swimming: 2m/4m Cost Powers & Skills 12 Undead Nature: +4 PD, Resistant (+½) plus +4 ED, Resistant (+½) 15 Skull Full Of Wasps: Summon 105-point Stinging Insect Swarm (the HERO System Bestiary, pg. 489), Slavishly Devoted (+1); 1 Recoverable Charge (-1 ¼), Extra Time (Full Phase, -½), [1 rc] 30 Undead Nature: Physical Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% 30 Undead Nature: Energy Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% 30 Undead Nature: Mental Damage Reduction, Resistant, 50% 15 Undead Nature: Does Not Bleed 10 Undead Nature: No Hit Locations 0 Short Legs: Leaping -3m (total 1m) 0 Short Legs: Running -4m (total 8m) 0 Short Legs: Swimming -2m (total 2m) 40 Undead Nature: Life Support: Total (including Longevity: Immortality)) 6 Undead Senses: +4 PER with all Sense Groups; Only To Perceive Images Created By Means Other Than Necromancy (-1) Skills 2 KS: Local Area 11- 3 Climbing 11- 0 Language: Local Tongue (idiomatic; literate) 4 Small Size: +2 with Stealth Total Powers & Skill Cost: 197 Total Cost: 182 175+ Matching Complications (50) 5 Distinctive Features: Faint Buzzing Noise (Easily Concealed; Noticed and Recognizable; Detectable By Commonly-Used Senses) 10 Physical Complication: Small (1 m tall, 12.5 kg mass, +6m KB) (Infrequently; Slightly Impairing) 15 Psychological Complication: Tries To Remain Quiet And Calm (Common; Strong) Total Complications Points: 50 Experience Points: 7
Background/History: No one is exactly sure as to the origin of the Child of the Wasps. A (hopefully) singular encounter was reported by a team of paranormal researchers investigating strange goings on in a mysteriously abandoned town. After the initial confrontation, which was described as one of the most frightening experiences several of the researchers ever had, the Child was incinerated. All involved have vehemently stated they hope to never encounter something like that ever again.
Personality/Motivation: The Child of the Wasps seemed, for the most part, to act like a fairly normal child. She played games, read books, ate, and slept, all like a normal child would. Of course, in her case, she was doing this in an abandoned town, never seeming to notice her surroundings. She was also very quiet, and never showed much emotion or made much noise. She also actively encouraged others to do the same.
Quote: "Shhh, loud noises make them angry."
Powers/Tactics: The Child of the Wasps has no real powers of her own, aside from being an undead corpse, and thus very hard to injure or harm. If disturbed or in the presence of loud noises (shouts, gunshots, an argument), large numbers of angry wasps or hornets will issue from her mouth and nose, gathering into a massive swarm that will then attack anyone in the local area. Once the wasp swarm has formed, the Child will collapse, getting up once the wasps have returned.
Appearance: The Child of the Wasps appears a fairly normal eight-year-old child (of any race or nationality you need). Her clothing is worn-looking, while the Child herself often looks a bit thin and in need of a hot bath. If all is quiet a faint buzzing can be heard when she is around, and when she speaks her words have a faint buzzing quality to them. If the Child is ever destroyed, her skull will be found to be hollow and filled with a wasp's nest.
Designer's Notes: The Child of the Wasps was inspired by this post on the HERO Message Boards. I took the idea and sort of ran with it, building a undead little girl with a nest of killer wasps inside of her skull. Game Masters may wish to add the Advantage Trigger to her Summon, with the Trigger being loud noises and the like. The sight of the wasps issuing from the Child's face should be worth around +4d6 of PRE attack, since it is something totally unexpected. I built the swarm as Slavishly Loyal, as the wasps will attack anything or anyone threatening the Child, without her needing to do or say anything.
The Child was built using the Small Child character sheet from HERO System 5th Edition, Revised with some material added from the Undead Template in the HERO System Bestiary. I didn't make her an Automaton so that she could interact with PCs on a more "believable" level.
(Child of the Wasps created by Old Man, character sheet created by Michael Surbrook)
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