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    Witchlands

    Infamous witchlands:
    The Labyrinth:
    Centuries and millennia in mythology are sometimes awoken into witchlands: such is the case of the Minotaur's Labyrinth on the isle of Crete. Whether the labyrinth actually existed or not is irrelevant; millennia of mythology/storytelling provided so much residual psychic energy the myth came to a very real life.

    Found on and below the isle of Crete, the Labyrinth is accessible only by those who boast large balls of yarn to use to find their way out again...all other seekers find nothing but frustration. The entrance to the Labyrinth changes constantly, and is never found in the same location twice. Indeed, the interior of the Labyrinth is highly morphic and never repeats itself.

    In the Labyrinth fires are mysteriously snuffed out and one's sense of direction becomes hopelessly useless. One may wander for weeks, eventually starving to death.

    Is there a Minotaur in this Labyrinth? Perhaps. Though it is never encountered, the sound of a great hulking bovine abomination roaming to and fro may be heard on and off, for hours at a stretch. But no Minotaur ever appears.

    The Labyrinth:
    Powers: (18pp.)
    The Beast is Always Searching, Searching, Searching: Environmental Control 2 (sound; Flaws: Limited [Minotaur-roars, only]). (1pp.)
    Fire is Forbidden: Environmental Control 6 (fire; Flaws: Limited [may only snuff fires out]). (3pp.)
    This Labyrinth Goes on Forever: Enhanced Feats: Equipment 12 (the Labyrinth, itself; Feats: Variable Descriptor [any "Labyrinth Layout"]). (14pp.)
    ----/::This is a completed Labyrinth build.

    Here there be dragons.
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    Monsters

    Infamoius Starbeasts:
    The Sun Lion:
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    PL10/112pp. Not ALL the Green Star dust landed in Europe; winds carried some of it elsewhere. In Egypt, a bit of Green Star dust was swallowed by three male lions: they turned on each other and devoured one another, 'til only one remained. A bright sun-colored humanoid lion, the Egyptians dubbed it "the Sun Lion". And he has earned quite a reputation.

    fully sentient, the Sun Lion has taken a new pride: brigands, thieves and conmen have joined the Sun Lion in his quest to feed. Rural Egyptians live in fear of the Sun Lion and his men, as they strike without warning and fade into the desert.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Sun Lion
    "Surrender. Or die."
    A lion-man bandit lord. Every supers game needs a jobber like the Sun Lion!
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    NPCs

    Infamous Starborn:
    The Angel of Wolves:
    Crunch writeup: Here!!!
    PL12/150pp. The Angel of Wolves is feared by many, for he is the Red Hand's "worst scenario": a Starborn supremacist eager to rally his kind and dominate all Christendom. He is THE evil Starborn, motivated by greed, lust for power and rage-filled narcissism.

    The Angel of Wolves is a slender, beautiful being, radiant and golden---delicate, so to speak. With long flowing silver hair and large goat horns atop his head, the Angel of Wolves has a very good reason to hate Mother Church: he is a homosexual, and has lived under the shadow of persecution his whole life. Now that he has power, the Angel of Wolves will never be cowed into quiet misery again.

    The Angel of Wolves' power is to summon a pack of ectoplasmic wolves, warbeasts that fight and kill at his command. Every person these "spiritwolves" kills gives the Angel of Wolves s temporary ability to use telepathy and tactile telekinesis...---though this, unfortunately, fades quickly, necessitating more murder.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Angel of Wolves
    "The old order is dead. We are the new order."
    The "Magneto" of the Green Star universe. The Angel of Wolves is basically a cannibalistic, vampiric psychic. He thinks quite highly of himself, but is actually a sweltering mesh of competing neuroses.
    Brutus:
    Crunch writeup:
    Brutus is a brick, one of the strongest such Starborn alive. His powers are not complicated and he little in the way of unusual abilities or tactics. Brutus is immune to medieval weaponry, but the arrival of primitive firearms has unveiled weaponry that can harm him.

    Brutus is the Angel of Wolves' lover AND his most trusted follower.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus
    "Brothers! Sisters! We are all children of the Green Star! Let there not be violent between us. Let us be as one! The mundanes will kill us all, if they can. Only my liege can give us the leadership we need, in order to survive. Join us!"
    Every master villain needs a capable chief minion; that they're in love only helps things. Despite being the love of the Angel of Wolves' life, however, Brutus is, sadly, just a jobber.
    -//-\\-

    Infamous teams:
    The Kinfolk:
    The Angel of Wolves has human and superhuman devotees, known as "the Kinfolk". Consisting of several hundred humans, 20 or so "tame" Starbeasts and nearly 30 Starborn, the Kinfolk have the potential to conquer Christendom. The Red Hand fears the Kinfolk, for what it represents: the end of the old order, and the beginning of something new...

    The Angel of Wolves' own cult.
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    NPCs

    Infamous Mortals:
    Cardinal Moncada:
    Crunch writeup:
    Cardinal Ambrosio Moncada, a Spaniard in the uppermost echelons of the Roman Catholic Church, is the duly appointed head of the Red Hand. Moncada is ALSO a low-ranking member of the Red Rose Brotherhood.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Moncada
    "In nomine Deus..."
    Bolivar Trask, anyone?
    Witchfinder Heinrich:
    Crunch writeup:
    PL7/99pp. Of all the members of the Red Hand, none are more dangerous or fanatical than Heinrich Weissmann, "Witchfinder Heinrich". Virtually immune to fear and strong-willed enough to keep most Starborn telepathy out, Heinrich is the very definition of Bad-Ass Normal. A shining specimen of education, physical training and combat-skills, Heinrich has slain over a dozen Starborn and six Starbeasts, and has overseen the collected of nearly a hundred Entombed.

    Of course, Witchfinder Heinrich, despite all his skill/excellence/aptitudes, is merely human, and, undoubtably, one day he will target a Starborn he cannot hope to beat, no matter how clever or iron-willed he is.

    'Til then, Witchfinder Heinrich is the boogeyman to Christendom's Starborn, the embodiment of the fearful, terrifying Red Hand.

    "Burn them all. God will separate true from false."
    He's inspired by Marvel's loathesome Cameron Hosge, only without the creepy tentacles...
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    Infamous Starborn:
    The Fire in the Sky:
    Crunch writeup:
    A flying pyrokinetic, the Fire in the sky is an ardent believer in Simon Luther's vision of human/superhuman equality. Placeholder.

    Simon Luther:
    Crunch writeup: Here!!!
    PL3/66pp. Of Germanic heritage, but English by birth, Simon Luther was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. As a 2nd cousin to the King, there was little Simon wanted for that he did not receive. And what Simon wanted most of all was knowledge. Trained by the best tutors money could buy, Simon eventually settled on astrology and astronomy.

    Many decades later, now a learned and respected man, Simon Luther was out stargazing when the Green Star passed overhead. He was radically transformed: wings of coherent light "sprouted" from his shoulderblades---though he could not fly---and his eyes became like the hawk---only much, much, much sharper. So sharp, in fact, that he claimed he could observe the surface of Mars as if a sparrow flying overhead, and that he could behold creatures so tiny the naked eye could not perceive them.

    The Church despised this, of course!, but Simon Luther was protected by the King of England, and none dare touch him. Now, after two years of solitary research, Simon has turned his fiefdom into a safe haven for Starborn. Hundreds, even thousands, flock there, now, though few are actually Starborn---many are curious travelers, others priests haranguing the people not to be taken in by Simon's "deviltry". What happens next could define relations between mortal and Starborn forever...

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Luther
    "To prospers my friends we must all rise above our base natures."
    Simon Luther is the Professer X of the Green Star universe, only he's not secretly a giant turdmonger.
    The Woman in Glass:
    Crunch writeup: Here!!!
    PL8/79pp. Angelique. An argumentative, angry follower of Simon Luther. Placeholder.

    -//-\\-

    Infamous teams:
    Simon Luther's commune:
    Found in Stephensholme, England. Placeholder.
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    Re: The Green Star universe

    Infamous Starbeasts:
    The Young Starbeast Knightly Tortoise:
    Crunch writeup:
    A tortoise mutated in humanoid form and adult intellect by the Green Star, emotionally the Young Starbeast Knightly Tortoise is very much an adolescent. He has an overly-romanticized notion of chivalry and knighthood and Courtly Love, and trains fanatically to be "the best knight in all Christendom!"

    The Young Starbeast Knightly Tortoise roams the British isles, righting wrongs and doing good deeds. He is honorable---if a bit-flighty---but has a great weakness for certain kinds of Italian cuisine...

    Quote Originally Posted by The Young Starbeast Knightly Tortoise
    "Cease, villain...and I shall go easy on you!"
    Yes, this is a joke character. EVERY supers setting needs at least one. This is mine.
    -//-\\-

    Infamous Starborn:
    Mote:
    Crunch writeup:
    PL10/150pp. Mote is tiny---3 inches tall, to be precise, and she weighs essentially nothing. But she retains the strength of a full-grown woman which, in combination with her exceedingly small size, combine into a deadly whole.

    Mote cannot undo her diminutive stature, and as such, she lives life in the shadow of titans. Originally an Irish woman named Maeve, Mote has leaves for hair, green skin, sap droplets for eyes and roots for feet---a miniature plant-person, basically. She may feed in the manner of plants, and may deduce whether a harvest will be a good or bad one simply by "tasting" the soil.

    Mote is a profoundly kind woman, and her village guards her fiercely against discovery. Mote is their very own faerie spirit, and they would die before giving her up. And Mote is grateful for it, as stories of the Red Hand circulate even throughout rural Ireland.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mote
    "Of course, I'll help!"
    Mote is cute, adorable and is meant to be a tiny, but shining, beacon of Purest Happiness in an otherwise grimy and cruel era.
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    Re: The Green Star universe

    Infamous Starbeasts:
    Bruticus:
    Placeholder.

    -//-\\-

    Infamous Starborn:
    Henry the Ogre:
    Crunch writeup:
    PL13/155pp. Born Henry MacCreeley, upon being transformed into a Starborn, this man grew to prodigious height---10' tall, in fact, and weighing several hundred pounds. Henry the Ogre was shifted into a lumpen hideous troll, however, green skin, warty nose and all. But he was strong, strong enough to tear down stone walls and toss around fully grown cattle with ease.

    Henry has garnered a very uncertain status among the Starborn of the British isles: in the one hand, Henry is profoundly kind, a gentle giant of a being. MOST of the time. But SOMETIMES...just sometimes, Henry's ire is raised, and all Hell bubbles to the surface. Entering towering rages that result in mass carnage, Henry the Ogre destroys everything in sight. And...then....he calms down, again, and all is well.

    Henry the Ogre is a loyal-if-dimwitted supporter of Simon Luther, though the giant is nowhere near being a "top lieutenant".

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry the Ogre
    "I like bacon."
    Henry the Ogre is basically the Hulk only he's been WAY scaled down, to fit the Green Star universe.
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    Infamous Starborn:
    Norn:
    Crunch writeup:
    Placeholder.

    Nosferat:
    Crunch writeup:
    Nosferat is a monster---a beautiful monster, yes, but a monster nonetheless. Driven by an insatiable urge to consume the flesh of other human beings, Nosferat is a Germanic monstrosity, excommunicated for his vile actions. Nosferat is angelic in his perfection, but his beauty is unnerving; it is TOO perfect, and unsettles, rather than attracts.

    Nosferat may channel energy from his human meals into boosting his physical Attributes. Furthermore, he can ritually feed these grotesque banquets to others, and magnify THEIR Attributes! He can also see perfectly in the dark, but THIS power is not transferable.

    Nosferat is a devout follower of One-eyed Wotan. He has three "brides" he empowers regularly---his "Valkyries".

    Quote Originally Posted by Nosferat
    "Man is the greatest prey of all...!"
    Though not exactly a vampire, Nosferat fulfills many of the same roles a vampire would fill. He's loyal to One-eyed Wotan, but is ultimately loyal only to himself.
    One-eyed Wotan:
    Crunch writeup:
    PL10/155pp. Hunting and terrorizing the humans of the frozen Norse lands, One-eyed Wotan has resurrected an ancient belief---the Wild Hunt! Able to ride any chariot that is driven by hounds through the sky at phenomenal speeds, and to call down lightning on his prey, Wotan fearlessly hunts Christians and others he deems "weak".

    A pagan who honestly believes himself the reincarnation of Odin, One-eyed Wotan wants nothing less than to restore the Norse gods to their people. Believers cluster in the terrifying sway of their reborn god; meanwhile the Church prepares to wage war on him. He has a "bride" in the form of fellow Starborn the Great Beast.

    Quote Originally Posted by One-eyed Wotan
    "Your pale faith has made us all WEAK. I will make us STRONG once more!"
    A Kulan Gath equivalent. As for his sky-chariot, it's basically just Flight with the Medium and Platform Flaws.
    Skadi:
    Crunch writeup:
    Skadi is a super-durable giantess. Strangely, she no stronger than a normal person; she's able to move around only due to a form of hyper-focused tactile telekinesis.

    Skadi is obsessed with finding other 'Jotuns' like herself, as she's convinced she is a genuine giantess from Norse mythology. The delusional young girl was thus an easy convert for One-eyed Wotan.

    -//-\\-

    Infamous teams:
    The Einherjar:
    As the Northmen slowly return to the Old Gods, One-eyed Wotan finds himself leader of over 300 human fighting-men---men he's dubbed his Einherjar, or warrior-spirits. The Einherjar are completely human, and they worship Wotan as a living pagan god reincarnated. The Einherjar are trained with brutal efficiency and zero compassion; the turnover rate is, naturally, quite high. But, no matter: there're always more fighting-men willing to step up and take the place of the fallen...!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Einherjar
    "For Wotan!"
    What is a warlord without his horde...?
    The Valkyries:
    Three human women, the Valkyries are frequently empowered by Nosferat, a Starborn follower of One-eyed Wotan, briefly supercharged with borderline superhuman strength/hardiness. Placeholder.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Valkyries
    "For Wotan! For Nosferat!"
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    Re: The Green Star universe

    Infamous Witchlands:
    The INFINITE RIVER of Kiev:
    Found a day's travel to the south of Kiev there exists a river of unnaturally pure water---a river that didn't exist two years ago. To those along the river's shores, the river has neither beginning nor end and seems to encircle the entire world. Step away from the shore, however, and the river he appeas to be nothing more than a muddy puddle of brackish water.

    But this witchland river is no illusion or trick; while along its shore, the river s infinite, and the water is the purest on Earh. This spatial anomaly is not the only such witchland in existence, but it is the most notable.

    The INFINITE RIVER of Kiev:
    Powers: (11pp.)
    This is the Purest Water on Earh: Features 1 (the river CANNOT be befouled by mundane means). (1pp.)
    This River has Neither Begining nor End: Dimensional Pocket 20 (Flaws: Limited [only along the river, itself]). (10pp.)
    ----/::This is a completed Infinite River of Kiev build.
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    Re: The Green Star universe

    The witchlands are a nice touch. Forest-under-a-forest sounds like an interesting place.

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