Gunnar Esparza

Look-out, Occultist, Marksman, Linguist

Description:

Gunnar is 6’1" tall. He has a dark, Hispanic complexion with short, black hair and a well maintained goatee. His eyes are usually hidden behind his birthright aviators, though those who have seen his eyes know that they are vibrantly blue.

He has recently begun considering a wardrobe change from his old Lynd-Worm cloak and trench-coat get-up to a nice suit over his basilisk-scale boots – something that will look good on him even after he slips back to his aged state. He will, as always, keep wearing his aviator sun glasses, and there’s a good chance that he’ll spend the rest of his life with more than a little glint in his eyes as he ascends into higher mastery of the Sun purview.

Calling: Investigator
Nature: Architect

Attributes
Physical
Social
Mental
Strength ● ● ● ● ● ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Charisma ● ● ● ● ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Perception ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ○
Epic Att: ■ ■ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ Epic Att: □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ Epic Att: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ □ □
Dexterity ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ○ Manipulation ● ● ● ● ● ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Intelligence ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ○ ○ ○
Epic Att: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ □ □ Epic Att: ■ ■ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ Epic Att: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ □ □ □ □ □
Stamina ● ● ● ● ● ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Appearance ● ● ● ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Wits ● ● ● ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Epic Att: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ □ □ □ □ □ □ Epic Att: ■ ■ ■ □ □ □ □ □ □ □ Epic Att: ■ ■ ■ □ □ □ □ □ □ □
Abilities
Academics ● ● ○ ○ ○ Craft ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Melee ● ● ● ● ○
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Animal Ken ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Craft(Clothing) ● ○ ○ ○ ○ Occult ● ● ● ● ●
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Art ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Craft (Trap) ● ○ ○ ○ ○ Politics ● ○ ○ ○ ○
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
______________ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Empathy ● ○ ○ ○ ○ Presence ● ● ○ ○ ○
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Athletics ● ● ● ● ○ Fortitude ● ● ● ○ ○ Science (Physics) ● ● ● ○ ○
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Awareness ● ● ● ● ● Integrity ● ● ● ● ○ Science (Computers) ● ● ○ ○ ○
● ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Brawl ● ○ ○ ○ ○ Investigation ● ● ● ● ○ ______________ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Command ● ○ ○ ○ ○ Larceny ● ○ ○ ○ ○ Stealth ● ● ● ● ○
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Control (Car) ● ● ● ○ ○ Marksmanship ● ● ● ● ● Survival ● ○ ○ ○ ○
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Control (Ship) ● ○ ○ ○ ○ Medicine ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Thrown ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Control (Motorcycle) ● ○ ○ ○ ○ Control (Chariot) ● ○ ○ ○ ○
○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Birthrights/Relics
Weapons



Sanctum*
  • Size 4
  • Ambiance 4 (Self)
  • Inhabitants 5
  • Malleability 2
  • Tapestry of Fate
  • Personal Nexus
  • Crossroads
  • Otherworldly Connection (Laurel’s Realm)
● ● ● ● ●
Stigmundr*
  • Magic Purview
  • Psychopomp Purview
  • Warning Line Boon
● ● ●
The Guardian*
  • +2 Accuracy
  • -1 Speed
● ● ●
Glasses of the Sun*
  • Sun Purview
  • Adds Legend to Perception Rolls
● ● ● ●
Wineskin
  • Drink to gain 1 Epic Str/Scene
Casting Stones
  • Mystery Purview
Wedding Band
  • Vigil Brand on Wearer of other Ring
Orlanda Eliott’s Knife
  • Guardian Purview
  • Health Purview
  • Fertility Purview
● ● ●
* Denotes Birthright
Weapon
Spd
Acc
Dmg
Def
Rng
Skaggox
5
+1
6L
0
1
Deagle
5
+2
5L
0
50
M16
5
5
6L
0
150
Knacks
STR:Holy Bound; Uplifitng Might
DEX: Trick Shooter; Cat’s Grace; Divine Balance; Escape Artist;
Photographic Penmanship; The Pen is Mightier; Untouchable Opponent; Shot to the Heart
STA:Holy Fortitude; Inner Furnace; Solipsistic Well-Being;
Divine Fortitude (Sleep); Body Armor; Extended Youth
MAN:Blurt It Out; Takes one to Know One
APP:Game Face; Visage Great and Terrible; Eye of the Beholder
PER:Refined Palate; Telescopic Senses; Subliminal Warning;
Broad-Spectrum Reception; Parallel Attention; Scent the Divine;
Spatial Attunement;
INT:Perfect Memory; Math Genius; Cipher; Multitasking;
Blockade of Reason; Speed Reading; Axiom
WIT:Monkey in the Middle; Meditative Focus; Opening Gambit;
Between the Ticks; Social Chameleon
Willpower
● ● ● ● ● ● ○ ○ ○ ○
Combat
Dodge DV: 40
Mental DV: 20
Soak
B:16 L:14 A:5
Bullet-Proof Vest
B:2 L:2 A:2
Virtues
Courage● ● ● ○ ○
Vengeance● ● ● ○ ○
Endurance● ● ● ○ ○
Loyalty● ● ● ○ ○
Ambition● ○ ○ ○ ○
Legend
● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ○ ○ ○
Movement
Move 38 Dash 44
V. Jump 26 H. Jump 52
Lifting 2225 UM 4450 AS 22,250
Boons
Sun
Psychopomp
Magic
Penetrating Glare
Unerring Orientation
Unlidded Eye
Divine Radiance
Where Are You?
Bona Fortuna
Heavenly Flare
Unbarred Entry
Deus Ex Machina
Flare Missile
Come Along
Bound Spirit
Burn
Storm the Gates
Sanctify Band
Solar Prominance
Heart of the Maze
Avoid a Fate
Sun Chariot
Rainbow Bridge
Mighty Curse
All-Seeing Eye
Other
Mystery ● ●
Summon Loa
Death Senses
Come Running

Gunnar’s Associated Skills are thus far:
No skills yet to 10

Languages:
English
Spanish
Italian
Norse
German
Norwegian
Greek
French
Portuguese
Romanian
Dutch
Danish
Swedish
Russian
Vietnamese
Arabic
Turkish
Armenian
Japanese
Ancient Egyptian
Draconic

Currently Learning:
– Been Distracted, Hasn’t Had Time to be Learning Recently -


Gunnar’s Perception Distances
((Perception + Awareness)/2) + Epic Perception Successes = PC
Long Senses: 1,300 × 10 (Telescopic) x PC Yards
Short Senses: 500 (Telescopic) x PC Yards
Long Inaccurate: 1,010,000 × 10 (Telescopic) x PC Yards
PC = 36
Accurate
Sight and Hearing: 266 Miles (468,000 Yards)
Taste and Olfactory: 10.2 Miles (18,000 Yards)
Inaccurate
Sight and Hearing: 206,590 Miles (363,600,000 Yards)


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What Gunnar Looks Like at his True Age.


I chose not to include numbers in the character sheet formatting that change frequently during session. If anyone wants the code send me a PM and I’ll be glad to share. Much of this code is borrowed, stolen, or inspired by work done by VagrantArcanum or Maesenko, both of whom I would like to thank.

Bio:

Background
Raised as the only child of a Mexican-American mother, Tamara Esparza, Gunnar believed for much of his life that his father had left his mother when his father discovered that she was pregnant. However, on his eighteenth birthday his mother told him that she had been instructed by his father to give him something when this time came, and gave to him a large, sturdy, wooden chest. Inside lay a skaggox and a desert eagle—both of which appeared to be made of solid gold. The pistol also sported intricate engravings along the sights of the weapon, and in the wooden haft of the skaggox runes that appear as the name “Heimdall” to any who reads them are carved.

Upon giving him this chest, Gunnar’s mother told him that his father did not leave irresponsibly, but that he had something very important that he was supposed to be doing. That same day a pair of raven flew into his room and professed to him the truth of his mother’s words and told him that his father was the Norse god Heimdall. Gunnar didn’t take well to this cryptic information and set out to study as much knowledge of Heimdall and the mythological world about him as possible.

Though Gunnar had not believed his mother, something about receiving the information from a pair of talking ravens caused him to begin altering his perspective on the matter, and during his years in college he continued researching the occult in an attempt to find out what effect his unusual parentage should have on his life. Four years later, with a BA in liberal arts with a focus in the study of ancient religions, Gunnar began a private detective service that advertised in the sort of magazines and periodicals that people who knew about paranormal activity might read. The next five years of his life turned out to be fairly lucrative as people will pay rather large sums of money for doing things such as rescuing children kidnapped by imps and exorcising demons from newly purchased homes (though one should note that Gunnar’s method of exorcising tends to rack up numbers on his bills due to property damage expenses.)

By the time Gunnar was 27 he lived in a loft apartment in a nice part of the down-town Chicago area and had a relatively steady flow of business. That is, until he received the letter from his father requesting that they meet each other in Las Vegas….

Personality
Gunnar has a very straightforward and sometimes abrasive personality. He tends to say what he thinks and frequently has trouble softening the blows he strikes with his words. Despite this apparently cold demeanor, Gunnar honestly wishes to help people and tries to be a tolerable person when he can. He is entirely committed to helping his family and keeping both gods and titans from harming the human race. He does have one hobby though, drinking—a hobby which he finds much less impairing than most people. He has also taken to learning languages simply because he’s good at it. He used to have a lot more hobbies, but since he lost thirty years of his possible mortal life, he has decided that whenever possible he ought to be spending his time with more important things. To be entirely clear though, spending time with his wife and children are important things.

The aforementioned loss of three decades has put Gunnar’s mind to reeling. He no longer has the vigor of youth, further shifting the focus of his development as a being of legend towards the mental and social aspects of his being. He actually has managed to effectively recover from this, if temporarily, by eating one of the five of The Golden Apples of the Hesperides which he and Laurel stole. This has restored a fair bit of the spring to his step, but it hasn’t changed the lessons he’s learned. He’s much more focused now than ever before.

Though Gunnar is not usually what most would call a “sensitive guy,” he holds all of his allies in good respect. He has seen two of them fall in battle and to the machinations of titans and lunatics—not to mention seeing several of them come very close. He will always consider Sara O’Malley and Nevermore to have died heroes.

Hated Enemies
Though he has only had a few encounters with agents of either, Gunnar is quickly developing a very palpable distaste for both Loki (the evil-twin Loki) and Titans. He considers Kane Taoka to be someone that must be eliminated. He is wholly of the opinion that Nikola Tesla is a terrible and idiotic man who must be stopped. He also rather dislikes snakes.

Apotheosis
Gunnar ascended to godhood when, in the midst of Vengence extremity, he grasped 4 dead suns in the bottom of Mictlan and used Come Running and Come Along to steal them as well as extract Brendan O’Shea and Ciara Vogel to Mount Olympus. In the process Ciara was thrown into chaos and Brendan and Gunnar’s physical forms were obliterated by the burning power of the suns, leaving only their new, godly forms behind.

Agendas
(Listed in no particular order)

  • Protect his family and be loyal to his wife
  • Stop the Atzlanti War
  • Become the Wyrd
  • Create a new pantheon dedicated to protecting humanity

Gunnar Esparza

Scion: Taking It to the Titans Ghandi