Pulp City: Spotlight on Stalker
Bei Pulp City gibt’s ein neues Spotlight. Diesmal wird die Killerkatze „Stalker“ gründlich ausgeleuchtet!
The constant companion for the human embodiment of Ahau Kin, Stalker is the perfect ally for Solar, Dark Solar or Avatar of the Jaguar.
Spirit guide for the human personification of Ahau Kin, Stalker is a strange new fixture across Pulp City’s sprawling metropolis. A courageous warrior killed in battle centuries ago, the creature now known as Stalker was reborn as ally and mentor to Ahau Kin’s earthly avatar. Now the guide wrestles with serving and subtly directing the fractured incarnations of Solar, as well as the undeniable feral impulses he feels in his animal form. Bloody violence inevitably follows in the wake of the representatives of Ahau Kin.
Stalker’s three Actions tightly define how to best use him. Lunge is his only Attack, based on his good Agility Trump value of 5. Lunge’s base Effect (FX) and Extra Effect (EFX) are Damage 1. Stalker can supplement Lunge to boost his die pool through Prowl. Prowl is a Combinable Action and offers Self/Attack 2 as FX and Self/Power Up 1 as EFX. This allows Stalker to use Prowl, then Move into Base to Base (BtB) for a Momentum die, then follow this with Lunge, which should hopefully generate 4 or 5 dice. Finally, Ahau Kin’s Mark is also Combinable, and is used to deliver Power Up dice to Solar, Dark Solar or Avatar of the Jaguar from up to 12 inches away.
Defensively, Stalker has three key features which help him out. Firstly, he has Stealth, restricting most Attackers to needing to be within 4 inches (adding protection against annoying sniper types!). Second, his Wall Crawling movement type adds a +1 High Ground die bonus when in BtB with Objects or Structures. Lastly, his Elusive Power provides a further die when Defending in close combat (when in BtB) – this stacks with the potential High Ground bonus and allows Stalker some freedom to claim table quarters etc. with added resilience.
Stalker is the ideal enhancement for a Team including either Solar, Dark Solar or Avatar of the Jaguar – able to buff with Power Up dice at distance while sneaking around claiming Objectives. In a Dark Solar all-Nature Team he can buddy up with Bigfoot to create an outflanking force. Stone Hawk can add extra protection for Stalker if holding an Objective or table area by Summoning Stoneshapes, while Xenobi can use Taunting against living models to draw them away from Stalker if he is guarding a precious Objective.
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