Anthropophagus

Name

Anthropophagus

Concept

Slave Hunter

Power

Spectral Manipulation: He can wrest the dead from the ground by grafting broken and shattered souls to them and directly attack the living by tugging or damaging their soul itself. For an Action Point, the Antropophagus can roll his Magic skill against the target's Mental Defense. On a successful attack, he can either interrupt an action, or physically damage the target. A Critical Success on the attacker's part, or Failure on the target's, has further implications.

Aspects

Headless: Anthopophagi have no heads, and faces in their chests. As such, their vitals are all in different places then your average humanoid.
One Foot in the Grave…: While not technically undead, an anthropophagus isn't truly alive either. Walking in this limbo of existence makes them immune to instant kills.
Soul Graft: As part of his new job as a hunter, this anthropophagus has learned to take broken pieces of souls and attach them as a form of control over their charges. This is almost impossible to undo, and can be crippling.

Skills

  • Magic (Spectral Manipulation): 5 (Superb)
  • Strength: 4 (Great)
  • Perception: 3 (Good)
  • Melee Weapons (Blunt): 3 (Good)
  • Melee Weapons (Unarmed): 3 (Good)
  • Physical Defense: 4 (Great)
  • Mental Defense: 2 (Fair)
  • Body: 10
  • Mind: 2
  • Action Points: 3

Possessions

  • Mancatcher

Personal History

While not undead themselves, these corpseherds bear down on the aftermath of battle fields, reanimating the strewn dead and consuming the irreparable. These beings loom up eight feet, headless with unreadable faces set in their chests, mumbling to each other as they collect their cattle and return to the hills.

However, this anthopophagus seems to be collecting the living as well, and returns to a master with his goods. Why he's taken up slave hunting is unknown.

Miscellaneous


"And portance in my travels' history;
Wherein of antres vast and deserts idle,
Rough quarries, rocks, and hills whose heads touch heaven,
It was my hint to speak- such was the process-
And of the Cannibals that each other eat,
The Anthropophagi, and men whose heads
Do grow beneath their shoulders."

-From William Shakespeare's Othello

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