The New Pendragons
DOCTOR ARCANUM

NAME : Merlin Ambrosius IDENTITY : Not Secret OPERATIONS : The Crystal Cavern POWER LEVEL : 13 PLAYER :
non-player character
Merlin

STRENGTH 0 STAMINA 3 AGILITY -1 DEXTERITY 0 FIGHTING 2 INTELLECT 10 AWARENESS 8 PRESENCE 6
Abilities Cost: 56

Lifting STR 0 50 lbs.

* - without
Defensive Roll

DODGE (AGL) 4 (DC 14) PARRY (FGT) 4 (DC 14) FORTITUDE(STA) 8 TOUGHNESS(STA) 6/3* WILL (AWE) 18
Defense Cost: 22
Offense:

Unarmed
+0 Close, Damage 0

INITIATIVE +10

Artificer Defensive Roll 3 Equipment 20 Fascinate (Magic) Inspire 2 Ritualist

Languages 5 [Celtic] (Portuguese, Romanian, Arabic, Russian, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Hebrew, Korean, English, Latin, Persian, Turkish, Mandarin, Spanish)

Speed of Thought Startle Teamwork Ultimate Effort (Magic) Well-Informed
Advantages Cost: 38 Notes:

Acrobatics 0 -1 1 Athletics 0 0 -- Unarmed Combat 2 2 -- Deception 15 6 9 Expertise
History 15 10 5 Magic 20 10 10 Insight 10 8 2 Intimidation 12 6 6 Investigation 11 10 1
Perception	 10	 8	 2
Persuasion	 15	 6	 9
Ranged Combat			  
Magic 5 0 5 Sleight of Hand -- 0 -- Stealth 2 -1 3 Technology -- 10 -- Treatment 11 10 1 Vehicles -- 0 --
Skills Cost: 27

Bored Sorcerer: Variable 8 (40 pts.), Move Action 64 Unaging: Immunity 1 (Aging) 1
Powers Cost: 65
Devices Cost: 0 Total Cost: 208 Base Points: 208 ExP Spent: 0 Experience Points Total: 7 Total Points: 208 Equipment:

Creepy Bone Staff 1 Crystal Ball: Remote Sensing, Affects visual & audio, Range: 4000 55 miles, Dimensional 3: any dimension, Simultaneous, Subtle 2, Check Required 10, Unreliable (roll) Enchanted Transdimensional Commlink 2 The Crystal Cavern 26
Complications:
Responsibility - As Arthur's mentor and friend who was not there for him in his greatest hour of need, Arcanum feels responsible for protecting the realm and ideal of Camelot.
Exiled - The Spell that was cast on Merlin by Morgan leFay keeps him from being able to leave the Crystal Cavern.


THE CRYSTAL CAVERN

LOCATION : Pocket Dimension SIZE : Medium CAPTIVE : Doctor Arcanum
The Crystal Cavern

SIZE -1 TOUGHNESS 20 TEMPORAL LIMBO 4 SELF-REPAIRING 1 CONCEALED 2 GYM 1 LIBRARY 1 INFIRMARY 1

LIVING SPACE 1 HOLDING CELLS 1 ISOLATED 1 DIM. PORTAL 1 SEALED 1 POWER SYSTEM 1 SECURITY SYSTEM 2
Total Cost: 26

Notes: 
Similar to the spell cast by Merlin on the forces of Delfan, so Morgainne of the
 Fey turned it on Merlin, casting him for eternity into the Crystal Cavern; an
 alternate dimension beyond our own. But it was not the end for Merlin. In modern
 day, he calls himself Doctor Arcanum and acts as advisor to British superheroes
 that are willing to listen to him, including The Pendragons. While those who are
 trained by Doctor Arcanum (Valiant and Ravenclaw) are able to come and go as
 they please, the Doctor is trapped inside this crystalline prison with avatars
 as his only link to the outside world.

Dr. Arcanum was created and designed by Jim Caswell. He is an NPC.

© Copyright 1994, 2019 - James E. Caswell

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Last updated on 4 December 2018