Thursday, May 29, 2014

Homebrew Supers: Toren, the Temporal Knight

Toren, the Temporal Knight 

ABILITIES: STR: 12 (+1) DEX: 10 (0) CON: 12 (+1) INT: 14 (+2) WIS: 16 (+3) CHA: 12 (+1)

SKILLS: Bluff 8 (+9), Climb (+1), Computers (+2), Concentration (+3), Diplomacy (+1), Disable Device (+2), Disguise 12 (+13), Gather Info (+1), Handle Animal (+1), Intimidate (+1), Investigate (+2), Cosmos 12 (+14), Medicine (+3), Notice (+3), Profession (+3), Search (+2), Sense Motive 4 (+7), Stealth 4 (+4), Survival (+3), Swim (+1)

FEATS: Dodge Focus (2), Defensive Roll (3), Power Attack, Well-Informed, Jack-of-All-Trades, Improved Critical (1)

POWERS: *Flight [10], Subtle, , *Space Travel [10], *Immunity (Life Support) [9], *Immortality [1], *Device: Time Shard (hard-to-lose) [3], Strike [9], Mighty, , Protection [6], *Teleport [X], , Change Direction, , Change Velocity, , Easy, , Progression, , Turnabout, , Accurate, , Attack, , Area, , Portal, , Selective Attack, , Nullify Teleport, , *Time Control [X], , *Time Stop[X], , No Save, *Morph [X]

COMBAT: Attack 10 [Time Shard 10 (Lethal)] Defense 20 (14 flat-footed) Init 0

SAVES: Toughness 10 (7 flat-footed) Fortitude 10 Reflex 6 Will 10


Abilities 16 + Skills 10 (40 ranks) + Feats 9 + Powers 57 [X] + Combat 36 + Saves 22 – Drawbacks 0 = 150 / 150

Real Name: Toren McAllister
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 185 lbs
Hair: Black
Eyes: Blue
Nationality: None. Toren never officially existed in this reality
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Throughout history great men have had to make decisions to sacrifice some lives in order to save far more, however, Toren McAllister never considered himself a great man; he was merely a young mutant in over his head. The worst part is that no one knows about the decision that he had to make and the overwhelming sacrifice he made to save reality.

Toren was once a mutant with the ability to control time. He was part of the New X-Men, a young group of mutants that were being groomed to be the next generation of X-Men. He believed in the cause of mutant equality and used his powers to fight those that would hinder that process. He was content, even amidst great tragedy, to fight this fight and if need be, give his life for the promise of a better tomorrow. If he knew then what he knows now, he wonders if he could make the same choice again.

The malevolent ruler of Hell, Mephisto, had begun taking over realities. He found that the walls that shield the various timelines, a near infinite amount of realities branching off from every choice ever made, from the dimension of Hell were weakening. Mephisto took the opportunity to flood the weakest of timelines with his own, making him stronger and stronger with each timeline that folded into Hell. If left unchecked, Hell would be the only reality. The world’s greatest heroes from various timelines converged through the machinations of Mephisto on the point where all realities originate: The Citadel of Time, to stop Grandfather Time, an enigmatic being who was tasked by The First to protect the time, from collapsing all reality. The only problem was that Grandfather Time wasn't trying to destroy reality, he was trying to make it stronger. He made the choice to make time a singular reality, a reality that would be strong enough to keep Mephisto out. The downside being that many beings across the multiverse would simply cease to exist. Mephisto, under a guise as a weary time traveler, had tipped the heroes off to the plan and hoped not only would the heroes defeat Grandfather Time, but it would also put the largest hurdle to his dominion over all that is in one place; all the more easier to get rid of them all at one time.

During the battle that ensued, the heroes finally saw the truth. While none liked the idea of countless numbers of beings simply being snuffed out, it was better than all those beings suffering under the thumb of Mephisto. Sadly, Grandfather Time used too much of his waning power to complete the task, however, Toren could finish the work that needed to be done. Toren didn't want the responsibility, but he finally did that he was tasked to do. The blood of all those beings is on his hands, but Mephisto was defeated and reality now stands strong. He tells himself that it had to be done, but it doesn't make the pain go away.

When the one reality was created, Toren's parents never met, he was never born. He is a man that should not be; saved only because he was the conduit of salvation. The pain he feels for all the lives lost is only compounded by the loss of the family that he once had and will never have again. Plus, he is the only being in this reality (that he knows of) that knows what happened. The other heroes don’t know anything, mostly because none of them in their form at the battle exist anymore; their various forms were merged in some cases while other no longer are.

Toren found after the crisis that his powers have expanded. He is a cosmic being. He can step through space and time to appear at any place anywhere in the universe. He can sense when events are in motion that could harm the fabric of space and time. It is his duty to stop those events from happening, and has been granted the ability to fight in way he never could before thanks so the sword he wields (The Time Shard). It is a task that fuels his being now.

Depression sets in during the times when all is quiet throughout the universe, so Toren stalks evil across the universe wherever it occurs. He has only come back to Earth a few times to help heroes similar to the ones that he fought alongside battle great threats, but he doesn't come back unless he is absolutely needed. It hurts too much to be among people that knew him in another time and place no longer know him except as a mysterious cosmic being. He was once in love with Jubilation Lee and she with him. Before the crisis they were well on their way to being married, but now she doesn't know him; that loss, along with the loss of his family, keeps Toren away more than any guilt or loneliness.

Toren is an attractive man that appears to be in his early twenties, but his face constantly bears the look of a man that has seen far too much sadness and pain in his young life. His black hair is usually disheveled and he wears glasses to cover the pain so evident in his eyes. His goatee is long and usually braided, but other than long sideburns he stays clean shaven. When in combat, a mish-mash of armor covers much of his body, but he doesn't wear a helmet. He uses his cosmic powers to form clothes to fit in with whatever society he is moving amongst whenever he is not in combat. The Time Shard is an oddly shaped sword that looks to be made of crystal and is worn in a scabbard strapped across his back, but is made invisible whenever Toren doesn't want to display the sword.

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