He is 31 years old, and often appears as 6'8 eastern european with a short beard and a buzzcut, wearing a black turtleneck, kevlar vest, jeans and boots.
Nickolai Borisovich Tarasov lives in Maelstrom, a setting where videos of the supernatural go viral every day.
Nickolai uses all of his might to smash his fists together, with enough force to send a shock wave traveling throughout his entire body, hurting him in the process.
As his monstrous metallic arms make contact with one another, a cacophonous screech of metal fills the room, followed by a mighty roar coming from Nickolai himself, the roar is that of an furious bear. NIckolai puts all of his willpower into that singular roar, as his vision goes red and he gets filled with rage fueled by, in no small amount the pain coursing through his body.
Following the first roar, another one resounds as if in response, directly behind the target of Nickolai's ire, as a giant semi transparent brown bear comes out of thin air, restraining the target.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Select a target within 20 feet. Roll a single d10, Difficulty 4. If you fail or botch, the Effect fails and you cannot activate it again for an hour. Roll Brawn + Animals at Difficulty 6. The target] may contest by Defending or Dodging.
If you succeed, your target will be restricted at their location by a physical, tangible binding. They cannot move to a new location, and any physical actions they take suffer a dice penalty equal to twice the contested Outcome from the Effect activation, except attempts to escape or break the binding, which only suffer half this penalty.
The binding around a target must be destroyed in order for them to break free. Breaking the binding requires a total amount of damage equal to twice the contested Outcome from the Effect activation. Damage from multiple attacks is cumulative and stacks linearly.
Nickolai's legs muscles have been replaced with powerful mechanical counterparts, allowing him to reach inhuman speeds.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate.
You can run at four times your normal movement speed for the next minute.
While running, you may climb, jump, and roll without breaking stride, but you are at 1/2 speed while doing so.
If you move faster than your normal move speed, the world around you turns to a blur, and Perception rolls are made at -3 dice.
While this Effect is active, you are at -2 dice to all Actions and cannot Concentrate.
Nikolai's arms are solid metal. Kind of like Jax from MK, but with nice pattern engravings. He wears a turtleneck and leather gloves to hide his massive guns.He seems to have no feeling in his arms, no pain or tactile sensation. Due to this he has trouble controlling his own strength.The arms seem virtually indestructible, made out of some kind of unknown alloy, light enough for him to operate as if they were normal arms, but also super dense.They do however emit slight biological signatures.
You gain the following benefits as long as you are engaged in unarmed combat.
Your unarmed attacks deal +0 Bonus Damage, and Brawn no longer acts as Armor against them. The target's other Armor is fully effective against this damage.
You also gain the following effects:
Huge metal arms dude
You gain the following benefits as long as you have your Arms.
Your Brawn rating is increased by 2. You may Exert your Mind to automatically gain an Outcome of 5 on any roll that uses Brawn (cannot be used on combat rolls or Effect activations).
If you are witnessed actively using this Effect, whoever sees it can make a Perception + Alertness roll at Difficulty 6. A complete success reveals the source of your power.
You also gain the following effects:
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Select a Non-Sapient Object within arm's reach no larger than a duffel bag (35 liters). Roll Brawn + Brawl Difficulty 6.
If you succeed, the target will be damaged, but not destroyed, and it may be repaired. Any attempts to use it will suffer a dice penalty equal to your Outcome.
When activating this Effect, you may spend an extra minute and maintain Concentration. If you do, it has no Exertion cost, and you may destroy an object which has up to 3x larger dimensions, or up to 27x larger volume than the normal maximum size.
Punch real hard send a shockwave
Spend an Action to activate. Select a target within 300 feet. Roll Brawn + Brawl Difficulty 6. The target may contest by rolling to Dodge or Defend as a Reaction, Difficulty 6.
If the contested Outcome is positive, the target takes that much damage plus 1. Armor is fully effective against this damage.
This Gift's level is capped at 2 Gifts and cannot be increased further.
Instead of dealing damage all at once, the Injury caused by this Power starts at Severity 1 and worsens at the rate of one level per round until it reaches the Severity it would have otherwise been.
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.
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Nikolai Borisovich Tarasov - Nick for brevity, is a Russian immigrant who moved to the US, NYC to be exact, in search of a better life.
He quickly grasped the English language and became fluent in it.
He got a Job as a security guard at a night club, and would spend his free time working out and eating fruit snacks.
Until one day he was given a suspicious looking envelope by someone while standing guard at the club...