Raymond Oliver (Raintor):

Name: Raintor
True Name: Raymond Oliver
Alignment: Unprincipled (Aberrant Tendancies)
M.D.C.: None [298 Nightbane form] H.P./S.D.C.: 30 / 71 [91 / 207 Nightbane form]
Horror Factor: 19
Attributes: I.Q.: 15, M.E.: 13, M.A.: 14, P.S.: 26 (+11) [42 (+27)], P.P.: 22 (+4) [31], P.E.: 17 (+5%/+1) [30 (+30%/+8)], P.B.: 22 (60%) [26 (80%)], SPD: 29 [53 running / 40 flying]. Attributes in brackets [] are when in Nightbane form [Physical Strength and Endurance are Supernatural in Nightbane form]
Weight: 195 lbs (88.5 kg) [425 lbs (192.8 Kg in Nightbane Form] Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 meters) [7 ft 5 in (2.26 meters) in Nightbane Form]
Age: 24 years Race: Nightbane (Human) Sex: Male
Disposition: While willing to bend the rules when he sees it as needed, he does follow a code of honor. Mostly he is out to live a good life and kick some heads when he has a chance. Still, he is not stupid and knows how to carefully plan although he is not the natural schemer which his wife, the Shifter Lilly, is. He prefers his Nightbane form over his Facade form and spends most of the time in his Nightbane form. He is devoted to his wife, the Shifter Lilly, although he has to share her with her other husbands and there is some jealousy. Lilly also prefers his Nightbane form over his human.
R.C.C.: Nightbane Experience Level: Fourth (4)
Combat Skill: Hand to Hand; Expert [Hand to Hand: Martial Arts in Nightbane Form]
Attacks per Melee: Six (6) [Seven (7) in Nightbane Form]
Bonuses, Combat: Facade Form: +6 to Strike, +10 to Parry, +10 to Dodge, +11 to Damage, +7 to roll with punch, fall, or impact, +2 to pull punch, +0 to initiative, and Critical on Natural 20.
Nightbane Form: +12 to Strike, +16 to Parry, +16 (+17 Flying) to Dodge, +27 to Damage, +11 to roll with punch, fall, or impact, +6 to pull punch, +3 to initiative, and Critical on Natural 20.
Supernatural Punch Damage (Nightbane Form): Nightbane: 2D6+27 S.D.C. Restrained Punch, 1D6x10+27 S.D.C. Full Power Punch, 2D6x10+27 S.D.C. Power Punch (Costs 2 Attacks). Claw strike inflicts additional 1D6 S.D.C. to Punch Damage and Bite inflicts 4D6 S.D.C. Rifts: 1D6x10+27 S.D.C. Restrained Punch, 6D6 M.D.C. Full Power Punch, 2D4x10 M.D.C. Power Punch (Costs 2 Attacks).
Bonus; Save: Facade Form: Lethal Poison [14] +1, Non-Lethal Poison [16] +1, Harmful Drugs [15] +1, Insanity [12] +0, Psionics [15] +1, Magic [12] +4, Horror Factor +3, Nightbane Form: Lethal Poison [14] +8, Non-Lethal Poison [16] +8, Harmful Drugs [15] +8, Insanity [12] +0, Psionics [15] +4, Magic [12] +13, Horror Factor +5.
Nightbane Characteristics: Unearthly Beauty: Physical Perfection, Animal Form: Bat Wings (Fly - SPD 40), Fur Humanoid (800 ft / 243.8 m night vision and acute hearing gives +1 initiative, + 2), Cats Head
Nightbane Talents: P.P.E.: 178 (Gains 3D6 per level) First Level Talent: Shroud (Free) [10], Fourth Level Talent: Lord of the Wild (Free) [Special], Purchased Talents: Mirror Sight (5) [2], Mirror Search (10) [15+], Night Bringer (5) [2], Premonition (2) [2], See Truth (3) [5], Shadow Shield (7) [2], Shadow Slide (8) [10], Shadow Blast (5) [Special], Soul Shield (6) [4]
R.C.C. Skills (Military Training): Communication: Radio: Basic (+15%) 75%, Medical: First Aid (+10%) 70%, Physical: Hand to Hand: Expert, Pilot: Automobile (+15%) 81%, Science: Mathematics: Basic (+10%) 70%, Technical: Comp Operations (+15%) 70%, Language: English [Native] (+25%) 90%, Literacy: English (+25%) 70%, W.P.; Modern: Automatic Rifle (+4 Aimed/+2 burst)
R.C.C. Related Skills: Espionage: Intelligence (+5%) 49%, Wilderness Survival (+5%) 50%, Electrical: Electrical Engineer [Gained at Third Level] 35%, Mechanical: Mechanical Engineer [Gained at Third Level] (+5%) 35%, Military: Demolitions (+5%) 74%, Demolitions Disposal (+5%) 74%, Pilot: Truck (+5%) 57%, Rogue Skills: Streetwise 32%, Science: Mathematics: Advanced 60%
Secondary Skills: Physical: Athletics - General, Boxing, Gymnastics, Running, Wrestling [Gained at Fourth Level], W.P.; Ancient: Sword [Gained at Fourth Level] (+1 [+7 / +13] Strike / +1 [+11 / +17] Parry), W.P.; Modern: Automatic Pistol (+4 Aimed/+2 burst), Submachine Gun (+4 Aimed/+2 burst).
Rifts Conversion Skills (Gained at Third Level): Pilot: Hovercraft (+10%) 65%, Tank and APC (+10%) 50%, Horsemanship - Exotic (+10%) 44%, Pilot Related: Navigation (+5%) 50%, Read Sensory Instruments (+5%) 40%, Technical: Language: Dragon / Elven (+10%) 65%, Lore - Demon & Monster (+10%) 40%, Lore - Magic (+10%) 40%, W.P.; Modern: Energy Pistol (+3 Aimed/+1 burst), Energy Rifle (+3 Aimed/+1 burst).
Skills From Gymnastics: Sense of Balance 65%, Work parallel bars & rings 69%, Climb Rope 76%, Climbing 40%, Back Flip 85%, Prowl 45%
In his facade or human form, Raymond is a tall and muscular looking man with black hair and mild looking brown eyes. Raymond has very little fat and can be considered incredibly well built. He has dark skin, almost an olive complexion, which he inherits from his mother being of Greek descent. His facial features are strong and angular and is incredibly handsome. He usually keeps his hair very short, almost a marine style haircut, likely from when he was in the military. He is usually clean shaven but has a strong evening shadow often by the end of the day.
In his Nightbane form, Raymond grows even larger and is over seven feet in height and is even more massive than in his human form. In this form, he is covered with blackish grey fur which is molted in areas. Veins can be seen bunched around his muscles. Each of his hands ends in tough black claws and he has a spike on the end of each of his elbows. He has large bat wings which have a leathery texture with the top of his wings tipped in claws. His face becomes an elongated cat like face with high pointed ears and cat slit eyes which almost glow red. His appearance might be like that of a demon but there is something which makes the whole package incredibly attractive.
Weapons, Normal: K-4 Laser Rifle (3D6+6 M.D.C. single, 1D6x10+6 M.D.C./3 rd, 3000 ft, 30 Shots), KEP-Special Energy Pump Pistol (5D6 M.D.C., 200 ft, 10 shots short, 20 shots long), Triax TX-5 Pump Pistol (Non-Energy, 4D6 M.D.C., Range: 500 ft, Payload: 5 shots, Carries 6 Speed loaders.)
Ammunition (Used by Multiple weapons): 6 Long E-Clips
Weapons, Magical:
Deathbringer Sword: Weight: 6 lbs (2.7 kg)
Mega-Damage: 1D6x10 physical, M.D.C. of Weapon: 250 (regenerates 10 M.D.C. per day and only effective if opponent is trying to destroy weapon), Powers: Invulnerability (40 P.P.E. - 8 melees, impervious to all attacks except magic and psionics, only effects person not equipment and weapons), Sub-Particle Acceleration (20 PPE, 1D6x10+5 M.D.C., 500 ft range), and Spinning Blades (20 P.P.E. - See Spell), Bonuses: +1 to Strike and Parry
Armor of Note:
Gladiator Body Armor (M.D.C.: 70, 21 lbs, and -5% Prowl Penalty), armor has a build in Naruni N-50A Force Field (M.D.C.: 160 and 6 hour.) The armor is fitted to his human form and is designed so it will come off quickly when he transforms to his Nightbane form.
Magic Items (Non Weapons):
Techno-Wizard Magic Sheath (Designed for his Deathbringer Sword):
The sheath is lined with five Emeralds and stores 20 P.P.E. each gem for a total of 100 P.P.E. . Whenever the sword is pulled, the wielder can chose to activate the enchantment of either invulnerability, sub-particle acceleration or spinning blades. Power is regenerated 2 per hour normally or 10 per melee on a ley line.
Techno-Wizard “Armor of Ithan” bracer: Simple bronze bracer with a flexible band so he can wear it when he transforms and he wears it on his left arm. Uses 5 emeralds which stores a total of 100 P.P.E. which regenerates at the rate of 2 P.P.E. per hour normally, 10 P.P.E. per melee at a ley line. Costs 10 P.P.E. when activated and creates a 50 M.D.C. “Armor of Ithan” force field with a duration of 5 minutes. Magic, Fire, Lighting, and Cold inflict half damage. Can be activated by individuals who are not talented in magic.
White Stone Necklace with Amulet: Stones are carved in the form of giant claws. Each claw is enchanted by the spell of “Amulet” by Lilly
Amulet of Charm: Adds +1 to save vs magic and psychic attacks
Amulet of Protection vs the Supernatural: Add +2 to save vs Horror Factor
Amulet of See the Invisible: Allows wearer to see the invisible.
Other Equipment:
Vehicles: None normally although has access to a wide variety of vehicles through his wife Lilly. Common vehicles include hover vehicles such as the Triax Wilderness Crusader and light transport vehicles such as the Mountaineer
Clothing: Combat Boots, Camouflage Clothing, and Various Civilian cloths including formal wear (Normally wears nothing except a loincloth, if that much, in his Nightbane form)
Other Items: Gas Mask and Air Filter, Tinted Goggles, Robot Medical Kit and IRMSS, PC-5000 Hand Held Computer (500 Gig of Storage), 2 Canteens, Knapsack, Backpack, NG-S2 Basic Survival Pack (Two Person Tent, Sleeping Bag, Flashlight with pocket knife, Compass, Short range radio, Mini First Aid Kit, Hunting & Fishing Kit, Saw-Wires (3), Fire Starter, 12 signal flares, 200 ft climbing cord, soap, canteen, 5 weeks food rations)
Valuables: 1.5 million Credits (Has excess to many millions of credits through his wife)

Raymond's History:

Raymond's earliest memories of an orphanage and he never knew any true parents. He was shuffled from foster home to foster home as he grew up. Many cared little about the children in their homes. Times were dark, kids would disappear and never be seen again. Even adults were not safe. Still, Raymond spend much of his time on the streets. He was always a large and tough kid but never was much of a bully. He often protected those who could not fight back although he had a 'devil may care' attitude towards rules in most cases. He got into a lot of fights and often got in trouble due to it. This got him suspended several times and almost got him into juvenile detention as well. In general, principles did not care why he got into trouble and did not accept his answer that he was defending someone else. His grades in school were never great but were passable and he squeaked by in school. It was not like most of his foster parents really cared. He always had an interest in the military, especially the marines and when actually at home, he loved to watch old war movies and John Wayne was one of his few heroes as a child and as a teenager.

When he graduated, he headed immediately for the nearest Marine recruiting office. He had no money to speak of and had been turned out from his final foster home that very day. Within a day, he had sworn the oath to the United States and was headed for boot camp. After the street, boot camp took much to get used to but his time on the street had created an incredible strength in the young man. It took him a long time to get used to the authority of his sergeants but was able to adjust. He loved the firearm training in the marines and became an excellent shot. He never was great at the discipline involved but was able to survive and after boot camp, he did a bit better. He was trained in the speciality of demolitions after boot camp but all marines are expected to be riflemen first. He was sent to a variety of different hot spots around the world and got into combat several times. He lost several friends and team mates while in this engagement which all never officially occurred and their deaths were explained as accidents. After a grinding four years in the marines, Raymond simply decided that he had seen too much combat and left the marines.

When he went back to what he considered to be the "real world," he found very little difference from when he was serving in the military except he did not have team mates to help him. People were being murdered like never before. There were people just disappearing and others seem to come back almost completely different that they were the day before. Stories about monsters were told by people who you would never expect to make something like what they told up. Police officers were afraid to walk the streets at night. Time were horrid and they did not seem to be getting better. In order to survive, Raymond took a variety of different jobs. These including that of a male stripper, a bouncer, bodyguard, and even a bounty hunter. While he worked for a time as stripper, he still had a certain boyish naivety toward women.

Even though he considered himself to be tough, he was still in constant fear of something happening. Eventually time ran out for him. It was probably only a matter of time to be honest. He was captured by a powerful wizard who was trying to create a supernatural protector. He had created a ritual which should turn the young man into a supernatural servant for him. Unknown to the spell caster, the young man was a Nightbane who was yet to manifest his abilities. Instead of the magic creating the servant which the wizard expected, it triggered his latent talents. The wizard, while powerful, found that he had something which he could not control. Panic result due to the wizard not knowing what to do.

In a strange twist of fate, a shifter named Lilly from the world of Rifts had stepped through a rift into the same world was the Wizard and Raymond while the wizard was trying to do with his prisoner. Lilly, or Lorelie Cartess, is an incredibly powerful shifter who is a half demon with her father being a powerful demon lord. Her rift had deposited her next to where the wizard was performing his ritual. Seeing the female summoner as a rival, the wizard attacked immediately. From his restrained position, Raymond watched while Lilly fought the wizard to the death. While more experienced, the wizard simply could not withstand the spells thrown by the shifter and did not have the mystical resources which she possessed. After virtually burning the wizard to a cinder, Lilly looked around the ruins of the wizard's house and saw what appeared to be a chained demon with mystic runes all over his body.

There was a mirror along one of the walls and Raymond could see the monster which he had become and the begin of hatred for himself had already started. Lilly looks at him and she felt an attraction which she had felt few times. She climbed onto his chest and began kissing him on his demon face. Suddenly everything was alright and someone appeared to love him. After a moment, she released the newly revealed Nightbane from his chain and the two of them escaped into the night after thoroughly ransacking the wizard's lair. The half demon shifter has always been the sort who will not leave magic behind when she has a chance to gain something new. She also knew that she needed money which could be spent in this world.

While she was unfamiliar with the world which she had found her way to, they were able to find their way to a motel and hide from the various investigations which the earlier events had triggered. She was able to get a room near the rear of the motel and he was able to sneak into the room as well. The two unlikely lovers spend virtually the entire night in each others embrace. Passion ruled the night for both Lilly and Raymond and the young half demon seemed to enjoy his Nightbane form as much as any of the women at the strip club had loved his human form. Much more experienced than Raymond, Lilly was able to show him a night of pleasure like he had never had before. When both of them paused, Lilly carefully studied the various runes which had been drawn all over his body. She was able to get the essence of how to trigger the Nightbane form of others like him and well as learning how he can transform back into his human form. While she considers his "Demon" form to be incredibly attractive, he needs to be able to walk around as a human not to attract attention.

The two of them spend several months together while Lilly studied how to bring them back to her home. During that time, they fell deeply in love with each other. It took her a while to convince him about sharing her with her other husbands but eventually was able to warm him to the idea. As a being of demon blood, she can become pregnant from those that someone normally could not. She allowed her magic protection from pregnancy to lapse and soon conceived. Even though she has a family history of multiple births, most commonly twins, she did not expect to conceive of identical triplets. While researching the way home, Lilly took the time to learn about the world which she had landed in. Included in the research was a bunch of careful investments which she was able to turn into a small fortune after just a few months. Still, she wished to return home and considered the evil atmosphere of the realm which she was in to be oppressive even when compared to Atlantis on Rifts Earth.

Before giving birth to her daughters, she was able to find her way back to Rifts Earth and the comparative safety of her fortress. She married him within a few days of coming back across with him being his fourth husband. There was some tension at first but they were able to work out most of the problems although there is still some jealousy. She had used Raymond extensively in helping to organize the mercenary company which she had formed and as a body guard when she goes off adventuring.

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