Frisco Freax
BERNIE MASON Hornet Man II

NAME : Bernard "Bernie" Mason IDENTITY : Not Secret OPERATIONS : Philadelphia, PA, USA POWER LEVEL : 6 PLAYER :
non-player character
Bernie Mason

STRENGTH 0 STAMINA 0 AGILITY 5 DEXTERITY 5 FIGHTING 8 INTELLECT 6 AWARENESS 4 PRESENCE 2
Abilities Cost: 60
 Lifting STR 0 
50 lbs.




* - without
Defensive Roll

DODGE (AGL) 7 (DC 17) PARRY (FGT) 9 (DC 19) FORTITUDE(STA) 3 TOUGHNESS(STA) 2/0* WILL (AWE) 4
Defense Cost: 6
Offense:

Unarmed
+12 Close, Damage 0

INITIATIVE +5
Notes: All of Hornet Man's physical abilities are below his peak - they're weakened due to being transformed back into a human. At full health, he is a PL9.

Assessment Benefit 4 (Wealth 4) Close Attack 4

Defense Attack Defensive Roll 2 Equipment 4 Evasion Improved Defense

Improved Disarm Inventor Leadership Power Attack Teamwork
Advantages Cost: 23

Acrobatics 9 5 4 Athletics 3 0 3 Unarmed Combat 12 8/4 -- Deception 10 2 8 Expertise
Criminalogy 10 6 4 Streetwise 10 6 4 Science 8 6 2 Insight 8 4 4 Intimidation 8 2 6

Investigation 12 6 6 Perception 8 4 4 Persuasion 8 2 6 Ranged Combat
Hornet Sting 8 5 3 Sleight of Hand 6 5 1 Stealth 7 5 2 Technology 10 6 4 Treatment 8 6 2 Vehicles 10 5 5
Skills Cost: 34

Carried on Immunity: Insect Poisons 1 Back in the Day: Enhanced Trait 39 (+3 STR, +3 STA, +2 AGL, +2 PRE, [39] +2 Parry, +1 FORT, +4 Will, +2 Dodge, +3 Close Combat: Unarmed, +1 Stealth, -4 Deception, -2 Persuasion, Agile Feint, Connected, Daze (Intimidation), Favored Foe: Street Criminals, Favored Environment(allied with, within 30 ft. of, Hornet Girl), Improved Critical 2: Unarmed, Improved Initiative, Improved Trip, Taunt, Well-informed
Powers Cost: 1 [40]

Boot & Glove Suction Pads: Movement 1 (Wall-Crawling), Removable [2] Hornet Bombs: Cumulative Cloud Area Affliction 7, Resisted by FORT, [13] Extra Condition, Unreliable (5 uses), (Fatigued & Impaired, Exhausted & Disabled, Asleep & Unaware), Easily Removable Hornet Sting: Ranged Damage 7, Accurate 1 [9] Jet Belt: Flight 2, Limited (Only works for 2 minutes), Removable [2] Mask & Nose Filters: Immunity 7 (Gas-based Attacks, Eye Irritants), [7] Removable Protective Uniform: Protection 1, Impervious Toughness 5, Removable [5]
Devices Cost: 0 [37] Total Cost: 124 Base Points: 96 ExP Spent: 28 Experience Points Total: 7 Total Points: 124 Equipment:

Hornet's Nest East base 15 Hornet Car 1 Hornet Cycle (x3) 3 Freax Comm-Link: Radio 1
Complications:
Recovering - Bernie is recovering from life-altering treatment and is in a weakened state at the moment. Attacks get +2 to the effect.
Responsibility - Bernie feels compelled to help others to make up for his time as a villain.
Relationships - Bernie is in love with his wife/partner Evette Wayne.


HORNET'S NEST EAST

LOCATION : Philadelphia, PA, USA SIZE : Medium OWNER : Bernie Mason
Hornet's Nest East

SIZE 1 TOUGHNESS 10 COMMUNICATIONS 1 COMPUTER 1 CONCEALED 2

EFFECT: Stairs to House 1 FIRE PREVENTION SYSTEM 2 GARAGE 1

INFIRMARY 1 LABORATORY 3 POWER SYSTEM 1 SECURITY SYSTEM 1 WORKSHOP 1
Total Cost: 18

In the 1300 block of Arch Street, the Mason House sits inconspicuously above a well-kept secret. What most people don't know is that the original 1912 rapid transit expansion plan had the Broad Street trunk line turning into a loop subway when it reached Center City. The “delivery loop” would have collected and distributed riders closer to where they wanted to go by running under Arch, Eighth and Locust streets before returning to Broad Street. When contracts were issued for the system in 1915, short stretches of tunnel were excavated in the 1300 blocks of Arch and Locust streets before work was halted for lack of funds.

When Bernie bought the property two decades ago, he knew of the subway plans and chose the property because of it. He brought in special contractors who build a hidden staircase linking the house to the subway, as well as develop the underground area to serve his very specific needs. Part of the tunnel was made created to exit in a back alley on Locust, enabling the Hornet Car to exit several blocks away from the base. Additionally, detours and blinds were created to hide the base from anyone who might wander into the underground labyrinth. But with all of this, there were secrets within the eastern Hornet's Nest that even Hornet Man wasn't aware of.

The base would serve Hornet Man and Hornet Girl faithfully during their career in Philadelphia, but was closed down shortly after her becoming Madame Y, and his transformation by her hand into Hornet.

Hornet was created and designed by Neil Lindgren, incorporating some concepts from Ken Hallaron.

© Copyright 1982, 1988, 2019 - Neil R. Lindgren, Kenneth G. Hallaron

Go to Bernie as Hornet Man's sidekick, an adult superhero and a misunderstood villain.

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Last updated on 26 April 2019