Clockwork Mondays, Week 3

Here is our third installment of the “Clockwork Mondays”, as we continue to take the primary character(s) from the Capes & Clockwork “Superheroes in the Age of Steam” anthologies and posting them here with Victorious game statistics, for your reading pleasure. Feel free to use any or all of them in your home games, and if they sound interesting to you please visit the author pages for each post’s characters and let them know you enjoy their creations. Better yet, head over to Amazon, pick up a copy of Volumes 1 or 2 of the Capes & Clockwork books from Dark Oak Press and leave a review!


Keely is a visitor from an unknown world who fell into Victorian London during an invasion by ‘The Otherworlders’. She appears completely human with the exception of small pointed ears, much like an elf. She wears her blonde hair long and wavy. Her hero uniform, destroyed at the end of the Keely story, was a navy blue skirt, white blouse, red boots and belt, and a Union Jack flag fashioned into a cape.
Keely’s skin absorbs sunlight, fashioning it into power. This power allows her to have flight, super speed, and super strength. At full power and when needing to call on all her resources, her skin will glow and burn, which tends to burn off whatever she is wearing. To the frustrations of her handlers, she tends to wear as little as possible, tearing her clothing at times, in order to maximize the amount of light she can absorb.
Her drawbacks and weaknesses are a lack of knowledge and understanding of the human world and society. Since she fell to Earth, she is learning at an amazing pace, but has a long ways to go to fit in correctly. Also, her need for sunlight can be a weakness when that power source is taken away. Without sunlight, Keely still functions, but only at the strength levels of a normal human being.

Keely

Keely, copyright D Alan Lewis, a blond woman wearing a superhero costume complete with Union Jack cape
Keely, copyright D Alan Lewis, art by Liz Stewart

Nom de Guerre: Keely
Proper Name: Keely Laybourne

STR: 30 +10 (Prime)
INT: 16 +2
WIS: 14 +1
CON: 31 +10
DEX: 24 +7 (Prime)
CHA: 20 +4 (Prime)

Init: +7
Actions:5 every 2 rounds
AC:17
Defensive: +9 vs. Temporal, +3 vs. Attribute, +3 vs. Knockback
Hit Points: 77
Level 6
Alignment: Good
Victory Points: 5

Skills

Acrobatics
Linguist — English, native (alien ?)
Primes — Strength, Dexterity, Charisma

Supernatural Powers

Theme: Solar Radiance — Rank 10
Attributes — Rank 5
Invulnerability +9 Temporal, +3 Attribute, +3 Knockback — Rank 5
Lightning Speed — Rank 5
Super-Movement (Flight) 240 feet, 0 Fatigue — Rank 5
Keen Senses (+3 Sight, +2 hearing)
Knack +3 with hand to hand attacks — Rank 1

Shortcomings

Dependent Mundane: Thomas Laybourne
Enemy: Otherworlders — Rank 2
Inhuman
Looking for a Broom Closet
Notorious (woman superheroine)
Odd Appearance (beauty)
Watched: British Government
Weakness: Must spend at least 1 hour a day in sunlight or power is halved, this is cumulative


“Seeing them in person for the first time, I realized that the boasts of their size and repulsiveness hadn’t been exaggerated. Humanoid in shape, they stood a dozen feet tall. Their heads lacked noses and ears like a human, but held four eyes. Their grayish skin glimmered in the way that a reptile’s body would in the sunlight.”

These foul creatures invaded the Earth without warning several years ago, and their conquest has gone apace. Not satisfied with smashing Earth’s armies and nations, the Otherworlders have built giant factories to transform the atmosphere of this world to a noxious gas that better mimics their own homeworld. This miasma chokes the clouds and blocks much of the sun’s rays from reaching the earth, causing famine and death to spread. Thanks to this gas and their superior technology, the Otherworlders have conquered every nation of the Earth…save the British Isles. Queen Victoria’s realm is their next target, and only the strange beauty Keely stands in their way!

Otherworlders

Otherworlder, copyright D Alan Lewis
Otherworlder, copyright D Alan Lewis, art by Sarah White

Nom de Guerre: Otherworlder
Proper Name: ( – )

Str 21 +4 (Prime)
Int 15 +1
Wis 10
Con 20 +4 (Prime)
Dex 16 (13 for AC) +2 (Prime)
Cha 7 -1

Initiative: +0
Actions: 1 per round
Armor Class: 11
Defensive: +3 Temporal, +3 Mystic, +3 Knockback
Hit Points: 41
Level 2
Alignment: Evil

Skills

Firearms
Melee
Primes (Strength, Constitution, Dexterity)
Profession: Otherworlder Soldier
Attribute — Rank 1

Supernatural Powers

Gigantism: 12 ft tall, +3 STR & CON, -3 AC/DX, +3 Knockback — Rank 2 (always on)
Invulnerability rank 2 (+3 Temporal +3 Mystic) (Tough skin)
Blast 2d8 (Alien Rifle) — Rank 2
Keen Senses +5 sight (4 eyes)

Shortcomings

Enemy: All Earthlings
Fame
Inhuman
Notorious: Alien Invader
Odd Appearance (Alien)


D Alan Lewis’ author page:
http://www.dalanlewis.com

D Alan Lewis’ Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/Dalanlewisauthor/

Sarah White’s DeviantArt page:
https://www.deviantart.com/shira-chan

Liz Stewart’s Behance page:
https://www.behance.net/Indigo_Rose

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