Heroes of the RCU

NAME : Joshua Benson IDENTITY : Secret OPERATIONS : Portland, OR, USA POWER LEVEL : 11 PLAYER :
non-player character
Bar Ben

Abilities Cost: 44
 Lifting STR 2 
200 lbs

* - without
Defensive Roll

Defense Cost: 10

+8 Close, Damage 2 Silver Dagger +10 Close, Damage 3, Crit. 19-20 Stake +10 Close, Damage 2 Machine Pistol +13 Ranged, Damage 3, Multiattack Sniper Rifle +11 Ranged, Damage 5, Crit. 19-20


Accurate Attack Artificer Assessment Benefit (Alt. ID: Joshua Ben-Ahijah) Close Attack 4

Defensive Attack Defensive Roll 3 Equipment 9 Evasion Improved Initiative Quick Draw

Languages 2 (English, Hebrew native=Yiddish) Ranged Attack 4 Tracking Well-Informed
Advantages Cost: 32 Notes:

Acrobatics -- 2 -- Athletics 4 2 2 Unarmed Combat
Stake & Dagger 10 4/4 2 Deception 2 2 -- Expertise
Hasidic Judaism 10 4 6 Jewish Myths 8 4 4 Supernaturals 5 4 1 Torah 10 4 6 Insight 5 4 1 Intimidation 2 2 --

Investigation 6 4 2 Perception 6 4 2 Persuasion 4 2 2 Ranged Combat
Machine Pistol 13 2/4 7 Sniper Rifle 11 2/4 5 Sleight of Hand -- 2 -- Stealth 4 2 2 Technology 8 4 4 Treatment -- 4 -- Vehicles 6 2 4
Skills Cost: 25
Powers Cost: 0

Rockface: Summon 11, Active, Controlled, Heroic, Quirk (Rockface 65 and Bar Ben use the same initiative roll)
Devices Cost: 65 Total Cost: 176 Base Points: 176 ExP Spent: 0 Experience Points Total: 0 Total Points: 176 Equipment:

Bionoculars, Savantphone, Concealable Microphone, Mini-Computer 5 Holy Book (Torah), Holy Symbol (Tzitzit) 2 Silver Bullets, Suppressor, Targeting Scope 3 Machine Pistol: Ranged Damage 3, Multiattack 9 Sniper Rifle: Ranged Damage 5, Critical Hit 11 Silver Dagger: STR-based Damage 1, Critical Hit 2 Stakes: Damage 2, -5 circumstance penalty or finishing attack 1 Brown Panel Van 8
Code Against Killing - Joshua has a very complicated view on the sixth commandment. While innocents and pure humans are of course protected, his views on part humans like werewolves walk the line. Typically, if they are in monster mode, they are fair game, but otherwise, his is forced to face the dilema of "to kill or not to kill."
Religious - Joshua Benson is a devout Hasidic Jew, and therefore strongly believes in God's immanence in the universe, the need to cleave and be one with Him at all times, the devotional aspect of religious practice, and the spiritual dimension of corporeality and mundane acts.
Prejudice - As a devout Jew, Joshua adheres to the dress code of his religion: Hasidic men most commonly wear dark overclothes. On weekdays they wear a long, black, cloth jacket called a rekel, and on Jewish Holy Days a similarly long, black jacket but of satin fabric traditionally silk. Following a Biblical commandment not to shave the sides of one's face, male members of most Hasidic groups wear long, uncut sidelocks called payot, and a long beard. He also wears a tallit katan (an undergarment with tzitzit hanging out) and a yarmulke or brimmed hat. With such distinctive features, Joshua is easily spotted and discriminated against by certain people.
Sabbath - Joshua and Rockface are unavailable during the Holy Day (Saturdays) and on Jewish Holidays.

Background: As a young man, Joshua Ben-Ahijah witnessed the attack of a pack of Lycanthropes on his small town on the outskirts of Jeruselem. When the attack was written off by the government as a Pakastani strike, he packed up his belongings and moved to Portland, where distant cousins lived, and adopted their family's Americanized last name of Benson. Once there, he began to train himself in firearms and studied the old myths about Golems, learning to create Rockface. Now, he and his gift from God go out and try to stop the creatures that had devistated his family, as well as the other supernatural creatures of the night.

Bar Ben was created and designed by Jim Caswell. He is an NPC.

© Copyright 2016, 2022 - James E. Caswell

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Last updated on 27 March 2022