The Beast (Frantisek Markov), PL 11
Str 15, Dex 15, Con 15, Int 17, Wis 9, Cha 8 [5+5+5+7-1-2 = 19]
Initiative: +4 (+2 Dex, +2 Boosted Dex)
Defense: 13 (+2 Base, +2 Boosted Dex, -1 Size) 
Melee Attack: +4 (+3 Base, +2 Str, -1 Size) 
Ranged Attack: +4 (+3 Base, +2 Dex, -1 Size) [-]
Damage: Punch +7S
Saves: Dmg +3, Fort +3, Ref +4, Will -1.
Skills: Climb +10 (3r, +7 Str), Handle Animal +1 (2r, -1 Cha), Listen +6 (5r, -1 Wis, +2 feat), Medicine +2 (3r, -1 Wis), Profession: Butcher +3 (4r, -1 Wis), Science: Biochemistry +8 (5r, +3 Int), Science: Genetics +6 (3r, +3 Int), Spot +6 (5r, -1 Wis, +2 feat). 
Feats: Talented (Listen and Spot). 
Super-Feats: None. 
Shapeshift 11 Due to the curse placed upon him, Frantisek’s shapeshifting is limited in some interesting ways. He cannot assume a true human form, nor can he take the shape of any humanoid creature. He can only assume the form of a normal animal, not a magical of enchanted creature. No matter which animal he becomes, however, Frantisek always retains his own human head and face. He can choose whether to retain his own hands or assume the paws of the animal he becomes. [Power Stunts: Amphibious, Blindsight, Extra Limbs, Improved Grapple, Improved Initiative, Improved Pin, Scent, Track; Extras: Boost (Extra: All physical attributes), Exact, Growth, Movement, Shrinking; Flaws: Limit-One type (animals only), Limit-Signature, Permanent; Source: Mystical; Cost: 9pp] 
Note: When in gorilla form, he has 1 point of Str boosted, 2 points of Dex boosted, 1 point of Con boosted, and Large size (4 points of Growth, giving him Immovability 4, Protection 4, Super-Strength 4, a 10-foot reach and a land speed of 40 feet/round). Also note that he does not always have access to all the Feats/Power Stunts listed -- in Gorilla-form, he’d have Scent, but not Extra Limbs, but as an Octopus, he’d have Amphibious, Extra Limbs, Improved Grapple and Improved Pin, but not Scent. Also note that, due to his constant retention of his human head and face, he cannot gain a bite attack (so if he turned into a snake, he could not bite someone effectively or inject poison).
Disturbing Frantisek’s appearance, manner and presence are so strange that he suffers a -5 penalty on Bluff and Diplomacy checks, and he cannot pass for normal in society without drawing stares and whispered comments. [-10]
19+0+9+30+2+115-10 = 165 (PL 11)
Frantisek Markov grew up on a small pig farm outside a small Bavarian village, surrounded by forested slopes. He eventually married a woman from the village and opened a butcher shop there. Soon, however, he tired of simple butchery. He began to experiment on the animals, performing surgical amputations, grafts and glandular injections. Of course, they all died within a few days, but the hobby cost him nothing since he could still sell the meat.
When his kind-hearted wife, Ludmilla, discovered his ghastly pastime, she was revolted and threatened to leave him and tell the villagers about he meat they were buying. Furious at her betrayal, Frantisek made her his next experiment. Ludmilla lived for three days. When her body was first discovered, the villagers thought it was the body of a beast. When the truth came out, the exiled him, but not before Ludmilla’s aunt, a potent Romani chovexani (Gypsy witch) cursed him to “forevermore have the body of a beast.”
Markov desperately wants to be normal again, and spends hours in his lab vivisecting animals and transforming them into animal men, hoping to discover a scientific means to untangle his twisted genes. He is, of course, doomed to failure.
Frantisek is a large man, with thick bones, broad features, green eyes, and straight, black hair that he wears slicked back on his head. His broad, toothy smile is far from reassuring, often appearing threatening and predatory. He wears a heavy, high-necked robe, whih he sometimes adorns with a necklace of animal or human teeth. He appears massive and lumbering, with a slightly hunched back, unusually long arms, and visibly bowed legs (this would be due to his having a gorilla body, so he can appear human, though bulky and lumbering).
(( taken from D&D's gothic Ravenloft setting ))
Last edited by Dr Archeville
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