Name: Netikerty “Neti.”
True Name: Nicole Austin-Janson.
Alignment: Unprincipled (Good/Selfish).
Hit Points: 34. S.D.C.: 37.
Attributes: I.Q.: 20 (+6%/+3), M.E.: 13, M.A.: 12, P.S.: 16, P.P.: 24 (+5), P.E.: 20 (+10/+3), P.B.: 17 (35%), SPD: 14.
Weight: 106 lbs (48.08 kg). Height: 5 foot 4 inches (1.62 meters).
Age: 22 years. Race: Human. Sex: Female.
It is likely that her love for magic is a rebellion from being raised in the Coalition. Still, even at an early age she never had a real understanding of the hatred or fear. Of course, extremely powerful supernatural creatures do make her nervous especially those that are considered extremely dangerous. One of her interests is learning additional magic.
Will not generally tell others that she comes from the Coalition but instead say that she comes from Lazlo, Tolkeen, or somewhere else which is technologically advanced but not connected to the Coalition. Interestingly, she does not have any real hatred of the Coalition but she does understand where she stands with them. As such, she will treat them with caution.
While she is reasonable skilled at defending herself, she does not see herself as a soldier or warrior. Instead, she sees herself as a hacker, able to break into the best protected security. She is a team player and willing to work with others in order to achieve a goal. Does not consider herself to be a leader but more of a free agent however.
She is a bit on the quiet and shy type even though she tries to look flamboyant. This does not mean however that she cannot make friends and has a number of them. Loyalty to the few friends she has is pretty important to her. Does care deeply for her mother as well but knows that she needs to stay away in order to keep her mother safe.
O.C.C.: Cybermancer (Rifter #2 Page 51.) Experience Level: Third (3).
Combat Skill: Hand to Hand; Basic & Boxing.
Attacks per Melee: Five (5).
Bonuses, Combat: Critical Strike: Natural 20, Knock Out / Stun: Natural 20. Bonuses: Damage: +0, Strike: +5, Parry: +10, Dodge: +10, Roll (With Punch / Fall / Impact): +6, Pull Punch: +2, Initiative: +0. Kick Attack inflicts 2D4.
Bonus; Save: Lethal Poison  +3, Non-Lethal Poison  +3, Harmful Drugs  +3, Insanity  +0, Psionics  +0 (+2 vs Mind Control), Magic [12/16] +7 (+9 vs Mind Control), Horror Factor [Varies] +4.
Psionics: Minor I.S.P.: 34 +1D6 per level of experience.
Sensitive: Total Recall (2), Speed Reading (2).
Excellent Memory: Has +5% to Computer Repair, Computer Hacking, Archaeology, and Literacy: Techno-Can.
Head for Numbers: Has an affinity for numbers and mathematics. +15% to all math skills. Great at remembering numbers - recollection skill for new or seldom used number sequences is 66% +2% per level with numbers used all the time automatically recalled without error.
O.C.C. Bonuses: +4 vs magic, +4 vs possession, +2 vs mind control, and +4 vs horror factor.
Spells: P.P.E.: 135 (Gains 2D6 P.P.E. per level of experience.)
First Level Spells: Blinding Flash (1), Globe of Daylight (1), See Aura (6), See the Invisible (4).
Second Level Spells:  Cleanse (6), Cloak of Darkness (6), Mystic Alarm (5), Throwing Stones (5).
Third Level Spells: Armor of Ithan (10), Invisibility: Simple (6), Telekinesis (6).
Fourth Level Spells:  Deflect (10), Fire Bolt (7),  Makeover (15), Multiple Images (7).
Fifth Level Spells: Eyes of Thoth (8),  Machine Empathy (15),  Moon Phases (18).
Sixth Level Spells: Call Lightning (15), Impervious to Energy (20).
Eleventh Level Spells:  Metamorphosis: Energy [Ritual] (125).
Notes:  Spells from Federation of Magic Sourcebook,  Spells from Rifter #2, and  Web Spells.
O.C.C. Skills: Rogue: Computer Hacking (+15%) 51%, Science: Mathematics: Basic (+25%) 91%, Technical: Computer Operation (+15%) 71%, Computer Programming (+45%) 91%, Language: American [Native] 98%, Language: Euro (+15%) 81%, Language: Techno-Can (+15%) 81%, Literacy: American [Native] 98%, Lore: Demon and Monster (+20%) 61%, Magic Lore (+20%) 61%/51%/46%, Research (+25%) 91%.
O. C. C. Related Skills: Communications: Radio - Basic (+5%) 66%, Physical: Boxing [Gained at Third Level], Gymnastics [Gained at Third Level], Pilot: Pilot: Hovercraft (+5%) 71%, Pilot Related: Navigation 56%, Science: Archaeology (+10%) 51%, Astronomy (+10%) 51%, Technical: Language: Spanish (+10%) 76%, Literacy: Euro (+10%) 56%, Literacy: Spanish (+10%) 56%, Literacy: Techno-Can (+10%) 61%.
Secondary Skills: Electronics: Computer Repair 46%, Physical: Hand to Hand: Basic, Athletics - General, Pilot Related: Read Sensory Instruments 46%, W.P.; Modern: Energy Pistol (+3 Aimed/+1 Burst), Paired Weapons [Energy Pistol].
Skills From Gymnastics: Sense of Balance 56%, Work Parallel Bars & Rings 66%, Climb 31%, Climb Rope 76%, Back Flip 76%, Prowl 36%.
At around 1.6 meters, Netikerty is slightly below average height for most women. Otherwise, she is slender and quite athletic. However, she is relatively large breasted. Her appearance seems to have no particular ethnicity although has relatively pale skin. Her eyes are a dark brown. While her natural hair color is a sandy brown, Netikerty dyes her hair black. Otherwise, she keeps it short, just barely chin length and she has beads which she wears in her hair. With regard to cosmetics, she wears relatively light cosmetics except with regards to lip gloss.
In outfits, she usually wears body stockings and form fitting jump suits when not in armor. Normally also wears leather boots. Usually wears blues, greys. Usually she wears an ankh medallion as well. Often wears a utility belt along with small but powerful microcomputer on her upper left arm and either a single pistol or a pair pistols strapped to her legs. She is not bit into dressing up otherwise, preferring being relatively practical.
Two (2) Wilk’s 237 “Backup” Pulse Laser Pistols: Weight: 3.0 lbs (1.4 kg) each.
Mega-Damage: 3D6 per single blast and 6D6 per double blast. Rate of Fire: Single blast or two blast burst. Effective Range: 500 feet (152 m). Payload: 8 double blasts per short E-Clip or 16 double blasts per long E-Clips.
Armor of Note:
NG-TW Armor Jacket: M.D.C. (Main Body): 20. Weight: 10 lbs (4.5 kg). Penalties: -5% Prowl with other armor.
NG-TW Jumpsuit Armor: M.D.C. (Main Body): 25. Weight: 8 lbs (3.6 kg). Penalties: No Prowl Penalty.
Enchantments: Invincible Armor (4th Level / 12 P.P.E. or 24 I.S.P. / +100 M.D.C.)
Amulet of “Charm”:
Is an ankh style medallion. Adds a bonus of +1 to save vs magic and psychic attacks.
Four (4) Techno-Wizard Enchanted Bracelets:
Each of the Bracelets contains an emerald and holds 15 P.P.E. each.
Utility Belt with 8 Dimensional Pocket Cast on it:
Will hold up to 30 lbs (13.6 kg) worth of items each pocket, with a duration of 2 years.
Equipment, Non Magical:
MI-1010 “Desert Fox” Hover Cycle:
Highly maneuverable but relatively slow. Converted from electrical power to techno-wizardry. Has improved armor.
Speed: Top speed 170 mph (272 kph) with a maximum altitude of 80 feet (24.4 meters). Can handle drops of up to 600 feet (183meters). Converted to techno-wizardry powered by the spell “Call Lightning” which gives a range of 1,000 miles (1,600 km) per activation.
Bonuses: +10% to piloting skills. Has a -5% penalty if carrying an extra passenger.
M.D.C.: Main Body: 85. Rear Hover Jets (2): 40 each. Main Jet (1): 72. Large Lower Directional Jets (2): 20 each. Forward Headlights (2): 2 each. Small Windshield (1): 7.
Clothing: Body stockings, jump suits, leather boots.
Other Items: Makeup and feminine items, comb and brush, tinted goggles, knapsack, backpack, portable tool kit, large and small flashlights, Triax LHP-1000 Computer with expanded memory.
Valuables: 200,000 credits.
Ruth Austin was a cyber security specialist who worked to keep the Coalition Lone Star facility safe from cyber intrusion. Colonel Carl Janson was a colonel in the Lone Star military, an up and coming rising star in many respects.
There was an affair between Ms Austin and Mr Janson with Nicole being the result. There appears to have never been any plans for them to marry. Eventually the affair ended and Nicole’s mother raised her daughter on her own. It was an amicable a breakup as one can legitimately expect. While growing up, Nicole only met her father a handful of times and never was a part of her life.
From an early age, Nicole took after her mother, showing a natural aptitude at cyber security. Her mother enrolled her in the best training available at Lone Star with Ruth teaching her daughter as well. There are some of the best school in the Coalition at Lone Star.
There is a huge number of high security files kept in the archives of the Lone Star facility. Hackers, as one might expect, often saw that as a challenge and try to hack into the archives. Many have a disdain for following the rules as it is. Quite a number of those files involve information on magic.
Nicole was not much different than many hackers in this respect. Through her own hacking, she found signs that her own mother had done her fair share of hacking as well. For some reason she had an interest in magic, maybe because of how much magic was maligned.
Her surreptitious investigation eventually became a full secret study of magic. This was extremely dangerous in the Coalition and as time went on, she had to be more and more careful. If it was found that she was learning magic, it would have been quite likely that she would be executed.
There are quite a few levels of security which she needed to watch out for. These include an organization know as Psi-Net who employs psychics. In the Lone Star facility, there also are large numbers of psi-hounds who can sniff out magic.
In her hacking into high security files, she came across an archive of interesting spells. One of these allowed a wizard to communicate with computers, bypassing most security measures. A second, which required incredible amount of magic energy, allows the transformation into energy and enter into a computer, other electronics, and electrical lines.
At this time, she knew it was only a matter of time until she got caught and knew she needed to escape before then. There was a high security vault containing various items that had been seized which according to her research included a number of magical energy talismans.
Using her ability to communicate directly with computers, she was able to override the security and get into the vault. With the talismans, she had enough mystical energy in order to transform into electricity and enter the grid. Through a series of steps, she was able to find her way to an isolated station outside of the facility itself.
Disappearing into the night, she left what happened to Nicole Austin-Janson a mystery. She did not want to get her mother in trouble so thought it might be best if she just disappeared. Nicole had seen so little of her father over the years than she was not concerned about him.
Nicole decided to reinvent herself, using the name Netikerty for herself. The name was pulled from an archive of ancient Egyptian names and means “She who is excellent.” In addition, she changed her appearance so that the Lone Star hacker would not be recognized, using ancient Egypt as an inspiration.
Prior to her striking on her own, she had only been trained in basic hand to hand. Luckily, she was reasonably athletic and was able to pick up skill with energy pistols quickly. Netikerty found she preferred using a pair of energy pistols over using an energy rifle or other heavy weapon.
Netikerty joined a small group which included a techno-wizard where she acted as the team’s information specialist. They usually called her “Neti.”
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