They are 10 years old, and often appears as Little girl with frizzy blond hair and a solemn emotionless expression.
Hawthorne's body is simply a corpse being posses by the alien plant inside her, the cold does not affect her but she is treated as a plant not a human
You gain the following benefits at all times.
You are permanently and visibly transformed: _into a childs corpse_. You are considered to be a Sapient, Living being when targeted..
You are immune to damage from cold. If cold is a substantial component of other damage you would take (e.g. falling from a great distance into a vat of liquid nitrogen), that damage is reduced by 2 (in addition to Armor)
The seed is extremely adaptive and quick learning, it very quickly understand how things work.
You gain the following benefits at all times.
Your Intellect rating is increased by 1. You may Exert your Mind to automatically gain an Outcome of 5 on any roll that uses Intellect (Cannot be used on combat rolls or Power activations).
Hawthorne ejects a stream of blue fungus into the air at their target., which moves into their airways and into their brain
The fungus attacks the brains cognitive ability suppressing the brains ability to function putting them into a distressed stain and constant mental strain. Because of this strain the victims to the power generally are emotionally unstable and lash out when distressed
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Select a Sapient target within 20 feet. Roll intellect science at Difficulty 6. Affected targets may resist by rolling Mind at Difficulty 8 with a -3 dice penalty. If they are incapacitated or unconscious, they fail automatically and their Outcome is 0.
If the Contested Outcome is positive, the target takes Mind damage equal to the Contested Outcome. If you deal at least 3 Mind damage, the target will gain uncontrollable anger - every time you become upset or angry make a self control roll to not lash out as a Trauma. This Trauma may be removed by Effects or mundane therapy, as normal. Affected targets are aware that they are being attacked and can generally tell who did it.
A green fungus is propelled into the targets face taking control and causing the creature to do Hawthorne's bidding.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Select a Creature within 20 feet.
For the next day, you may issue specific commands to your target which they will be compelled to follow.
Your commands must be relatively simple and within the target’s intellectual grasp. You can make them endanger themselves or otherwise go against their self-preservation instincts. The effects of the command will fade after a day has passed.
Hawthorne Sticks their palm out toward the plant life in the area as sinewy organic string propel onto it. This connects Hawthorne to the ground's nervous systems and networks of plants and fungi. She analyzes how the plants have reacted and what particular effects they have gone through to ascertain information on the environment.
Exert your Mind and spend a minute to activate. Investigate an area with a radius of up to 100 feet This Effect cannot be used unless The area being investigated must contain plant life. At the end of your investigation, roll Intellect + Science at Difficulty 6.
You learn the following information about the area:
Colorless odorless spores are release quickly in the direction of the target and they travel through the targets body transefering Hawthorne consciousness into their body.
The fungus takeover and Hawthorne now has control over the individuals body. Hawthorne can maintain this control only for a short amount of time but can choose to sever the connection completely with her old body by dying and takeover the new one
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Select a Living or Sapient target within 20 feet. Roll Intellect + Science at Difficulty 6. The target may resist by rolling Mind at Difficulty 6.
If you succeed, you possess your target for a number of minutes equal to the Contested Outcome. The target has no control over their body or actions, though they retain consciousness and will remember anything that occurs during the possession.
Your original body will be left behind, unconscious, in its same location. You may perceive through your original body's senses, but will be at a -2 dice penalty to all Actions while doing so. If your original body is touched, you get a Perception + Alertness check to notice. You may spend an Action to end the possession early.
Stats: During the possession, you use the host body’s Body rating, but your own Mind. Any rolls you make use the host body’s Brawn, Dexterity, and Perception but your own Charisma, Intellect, and Abilities. You gain the effects of any physical Assets and Liabilities they have. You cannot read the target’s mind, know their secrets, or access any hidden knowledge or information they possess.
Gifts: You have access to and can use any of your own Powers which are not intrinsic to your biology or physical body. You cannot access any Powers or other supernatural effects which the target has, unless they are intrinsic to the target’s biology or physical body.
Death: If the host body is killed or destroyed while you are still possessing it, you will die along with it. If the possession ends and your original body was killed, you may make a contested Mind roll against the host. The loser becomes a helpless observer as long as you both inhabit their body.
Eviction: If you attempt to force your host to take actions which would violate one of their Limits or their instinct for self-preservation, they must make a Trauma roll. If they succeed, the possession ends and you are evicted from their body. If they fail, they will gain a new Trauma, but can still choose to Exert their Mind and evict you back into your original body.
This Effect is not obvious, and the only sign you are using an Effect is Hawthornes body tensed momentarily. If someone suspects that an Effect was used, they must roll Perception + Alertness, Difficulty 8 to pick up on your Tell.
Track your current equipment here. You may start with anything your Contractor would reasonably have access to.
Trophies are special objects and equipment.
Examples of Trophies include healing potions, scrolls, sci-fi technology, or any supernatural item that was not created with The Contract's Gift system.
Because Trophies may have GM-created systems, they also record the Playgroup they were acquired in.