1) Unlock the remaining two powers of your suite (DM Approved: Back to Eye Beams and Super Senses)
2) Rearrange your Labels as you choose, and add +1 to a Label.
3) Sanctuary - Praetor Tower
4. Before we get started: When you have time to closely observe your opposition before a fight, roll + Savior. On a 10+, hold 3. On a 7-9, hold 2. On a miss, hold 1 and mark a condition. During the fight, you can spend your hold to name a character you observed and...:
5. MOMENT OF TRUTH!
6. Stand up for something
7. Lock a Label (Superior), and add +1 to a Label of your choice (Danger).
8. Symbol of Authority
On a 10+, you also take a +1 forward against them. On a miss, they do as they please and you take a -1 forward against them.
Kayla is the eldest daughter of Trent and Samantha Taylor, more commonly known as The Praetorian and Ultra-Star, two of the most influential superheroes of Halcyon City in recent history. Unlike many heroes, their feats span the globe rather than being limited to the city. However, once their work is done, it is Halcyon City that they call home. The Praetorian is a skilled fighter with incredible strength and, for all intents and purposes, completely invincible. Ultra-Star is capable of flying as well as channeling cosmic power into blasts of energy from her hands.
Kayla's family is one of the few fourth generation hero families to still actively take part in heroics in Halcyon City. Most of the others either have been killed off by villains, retired to a "normal life", not passed on the "super" gene to their offspring, or...in unfortunate cases, become villains themselves. They Taylors, however, have proven to be a beacon of heroics for several generations of heroes.
Kayla and her younger brother Shane have, as such, grown up in the spotlight of this legacy, fully expected to take part in the heroics of the world and carry on the "family business." It wasn't uncommon to see politicians and world leaders either calling or stopping by their home, Praetus Tower, a modern skyscraper in the heart of downtown Halcyon where all the members of the Taylor family resided. Kayla and Shane were never allowed to take part in any of these top secret meetings, but even so she grew accustomed to meeting people of influence and the delicate nature of international politics.
At the age of twelve, Kayla's powers came to the fore, gaining her father's strength and invincibility and her mother's ability to fly! It was a potent combination. So potent, that her family decided that it was at this point that Kayla was to leave her private school for hero-children and be home schooled by the finest tutors as well trained in using her abilities privately in the family Holo-Room. Kayla resented leaving her friends behind and being essentially made a prisoner in her own home, but she knew the importance of it and begrudgingly took part.
It has been four years, and the world has seen little of Kayla Taylor in that time, despite her parents being as active as ever. Paparazzi make small fortunes for snapshots of her whenever they can, or rack up immense medical bills when they trespass and activate the security of the tower or worse, come into direct conflict with another member of the Taylor Family. But three days after her 16th birthday, her father informed Kayla and Shane that they had a mission, and would be back in a week. It was the last time she ever saw them, and that was a month ago...
Kayla used to be very much the popular girl of the school, but ever since being pulled back to home-schooling and private super training, she has become somewhat quiet and reserved. When this part of her life is brought up, she grows clearly frustrated and upset. However, she knows how what her family expects of her now, and she does her best to not cause problems for the heritage she has to live up to, even if she doesn't always succeed.
Kayla has her father's super strength, it's upper limits have yet to be determined. Also, she seems to have inherited his invincibility, and while she does still feel pain, nothing has been found to cause her any real bodily harm. She is also capable of flying like her mother.
You once got caught doing something that shames your legacy with Frostbite (If you are okay with the following, if not feel free to say so and I can adjust this to either be with someone else or different altogether). In the first few days with the team, Kayla realized she had developed a crush on Frostbite. He reminded her of the boy she had nearly dated before being pulled from private school and into homeschooling. One evening when they thought they were alone in a secluded park walkway, the two kissed. That's when the flash went off, and the paparazzi bolted to public view and managed to hide himself in the crowd, preventing the two from catching the snoop.
The next day, the major tabloids of Halcyon City were plastered with the photo. When the remaining leadership in the Taylor Family learned of this, they made their disapproval very clear and informed her how this made the family look.
You trust Mosaic and told them an important secret of your legacy.
DIRECTLY ENGAGE A THREAT: When you directly engage a threat, roll + Danger. On a hit, trade blows. On a 10+, pick two. On a 7-9, pick one.
• resist or avoid their blows
• take something from them
• create an opportunity for your allies
• impress, surprise, or frighten the opposition
UNLEASH YOUR POWERS: When you unleash your powers to overcome an obstacle, reshape your environment, or extend your senses, roll + Freak. On a hit, you do it. On a 7-9, mark a condition or the GM will tell you how the effect is unstable or temporary.
COMFORT OR SUPPORT: When you comfort or support someone, roll
+ Mundane. On a hit, they hear you: they mark potential, clear a condition, or shift Labels if they open up to you. On a 10+, you can also add a Team to the pool or clear a condition yourself.
PIERCE THE MASK: When you pierce someone’s mask to see the person beneath, roll + Mundane. On a 10+, ask three. On a 7-9, ask one.
• what are you really planning?
• what do you want me to do?
• what do you intend to do?
• how could I get your character to ___?
• how could I gain Influence over you?
DEFEND: When you defend someone or something from an immediate threat, roll + Savior. For NPC threats: on a hit, you keep them safe and choose one. On a 7-9, it costs you: expose yourself to danger or escalate the situation.
• add a Team to the pool
• take Influence over someone you protect
• clear a condition
For PC threats: on a hit, give them -2 to their roll. On a 7-9, you expose yourself to cost, retribution, or judgment.
For PCs: On a 10+, both. On a 7-9, choose one.
On a miss, you stand strong. Mark potential as normal, and say how you weather the blow.
- you get an opportunity or opening against your attacker
On a miss, you go down hard but leave your opponent off balance and vulnerable.
When did you officially become a part of your legacy? At age twelve when her powers manifested.
What's the greatest accomplishment of your legacy? Her great-grandfather, the original Praetorian, defeated the Omega, an interdimensional monstrosity that was attempting to devour the planet!
How does the public perceive your legacy? The Taylors are alot like the Fantastic Four, though much larger in scope as it is a larger family. Hero-Celebrities, who have the trust of the governments of the world and are often turned to for help in various tasks that need that extra oomph a superhero provides.
How does your legacy tie into your reasons for being a hero? Kayla has long known the life that was going to be ahead of her, and now that life is being forced upon her unexpectedly. She knows she has to do what is expected of her, but she also knows she has to find her parents...before it is too late...
Why do you care about the team? Because they are the first friends and "peers" she has had in four years. It's her first connection to the outside world that she has had in all that time, and she hopes it will help her be somewhat normal again. Even if her normal is a super-life.
Still active and prominent in the city: Her uncle, Augustus Taylor, also known as "The Judge." He used to be a lawyer, but when it was learned that he used his telepathy to aid in his cases, he has never again been allowed into a courtroom. Even so, his skill as a lawyer is unparalleled, and he still acts as a counsel to superheroes, celebrities, and politicians who need legal advice.
Retired and Judgmental: Her great-grandmother, Eternia, Mary-Anne Taylor. Long presumed dead like her husband, Centuria is actually still alive and living within Praetus Tower in secret, per her own demand. She still appears as young as ever, thanks to her incredible ability to heal and regenerate that has basically made her ageless. However, her mind is not so fortunate, and she has grown somewhat bitter in her old age, and has occasional lapses of dementia.
Next Possible Member: Shane Taylor, Kayla's younger brother. He is expected to be the next to take up the mantle of "The Praetorian," and to say he is eager to do so is an understatement. Though his powers have yet to manifest, he is nearing that age, being 13 years old this coming December. What they will be, if they do manifest, remains a mystery.