Jean-Baptiste Delacroix

Description:

Attributes

  • Strength – d6
  • Agility – d8
  • Vigor – d6
  • Smarts – d6
  • Spirit – d4

Skills

  • Climbing – d6
  • Fighting – d8
  • Knowledge (Arcana) – d4
  • Knowledge (Masaquani) – d6
  • Notice – d4
  • Persuasion – d4
  • Spellcasting – d8
  • Streetwise – d4
  • Swimming – d6

Other Characteristics

  • Charisma – +2
  • Pace – 6
  • Parry – 6
  • Toughness – 5
  • Languages
  • French
  • Masaquani

Hindrances

  • Overconfident (Major)
  • Stubborn (Minor)
  • Death Wish (Minor)

Edges

  • Arcane Background (Magic-Fire)
  • Attractive
  • Steady Hands

Weapons

  • Longsword – Str+d8

Powers

  • Bolt
  • Burst
  • Smite

Power Points – 10

Bio:

Jean-Baptiste Delacroix

Jean-Baptiste Delacroix was born on May 21st, 1726 in Paris, France. He was the only child of Bertrand and Alexis Delacroix. Growing up during the height of the Renaissance had a profound impact on his personality and interests, especially in Bertrand’s household. Bertrand was a champion duelist with the sword and competed against the best duelists that France, and even the rest of Europe, had to offer. He encouraged his son to take up the art of dueling and at the age of 6, Jean-Baptiste began training daily, and when he turned 13 he began competing as well. It was at the age of 17 though that his perspective of dueling and combat in general would take a profound transformation.
While out one night with a group of his friends, Jean-Baptiste saw Ferdinand, a high ranking duelist who his father had competed against in the past. There seemed to be a dispute between Ferdinand and a low class stranger over a comment made. The dispute soon turned into a fight and ended when the stranger had killed Ferdinand by first throwing a cup of wine at his face followed by stabbing him in the heart with a dagger. Jean-Baptiste now realized that competition didn’t encompass survivability on the streets, for in competition you had to follow rules, and combat in the real world had no rules, only courtesies, and if you afforded your opponent these courtesies and he did not return them, you were dead. He vowed that he never wanted to die in a fashion would not be worthy of remembrance and that he would do all he could to make sure his name would be remembered by all.
Jean-Baptiste always felt that he was capable of great things and felt that he needed to push himself in a variety of areas to see if he could reach his true potential. Alexis also encouraged him to do great things, occasionally saying, “Einai kalytero anthropo apo ton patera toy,” a Greek phrase meaning “be a better man than your father.” So Jean-Baptiste sought out other great duelists, ones that trained for everyday life and not for competition. He trained with them regularly and tried to absorb as much information as he could so that he would become even better at combat then he already was.
Over the next 4 years, Jean-Baptiste traveled all over Europe, training and testing himself in a variety of ways against a number of different opponents, but this wasn’t good enough for him. He decided that he should travel to the Americas to test himself against the best in that region of the world. So, in 1747, he paid for his way to the Americas. One night while at sea, the crew encountered a spirit of a crying girl. Soon after the ship found itself in a violent and sudden storm. Most of the crew were lost at sea, but Jean-Baptiste survived the storm and when the ship landed, he found himself in a strange new world.
Over the next 6 years, Jean-Baptiste continued to hone his combative skills, learning from some of the greatest duelists in the new world, Caribdus. He also tried his hand at magic, realizing he had a natural talent for fire magic and learning to wield both spell and sword to further increase his combat prowess. Now he is a sword mage for higher, selling his skills to those who pay him well to dispatch any who would due them harm.

Jean-Baptiste Delacroix

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