Aurelius

Greatest Duelist in Nexus

Personal Description

Aurelius is short and wiry and much stronger (and faster) than he looks. He has an olive complexion, black hair and black eyes. He dresses in a toga or camo fatigues, depending on his mood, when not working. Given that he's a master of disguise, none of this is diagnostic.

Biography

Aurelius grew up in one of the nigh-infinite bad parts of Nexus. He doesn't talk about it. He's willing to kill just about anyone or anything, generally for money but occassionally on his own initiative. Despite this, he's actually not too brutal or vindictive a guy. He fights a lot in bars and alleys, but has never killed anyone in such casual combat; the worst mistreatment a girlfriend (even a very temporary one) has ever received from him is a slap in lieu of a more formal parting.

For the past twenty years, starting in his teens, Aurelius has been a professional duelist; he hasn't lost a match in the past 18. He is a master of disguise and acting, almost never failing to integrate himself into a public situation and successfully issue or provoke a challenge. His fighting style is flashy (in the interest of giving the client its money's worth) but precisely controlled. He can and does specify where and how his target will be wounded or killed, should his client so desire.

As a professional duelist, Aurelius is wanted by quite a few legal jurisdictions, but there are many more which have no explicit laws against such practices, and more yet in which his crimes are as yet unsuspected.

Aurelius bears a grudge against Simon ben Mattathias for not staying dead after Aurelius killed him in a duel. He has tried several times to maneuver himself into more duels with Simon, so far without success.

Ranked Attributes

AttributeRankDetails
ActingQuite Extraordinary
AgilityExtraordinary
AppearanceGood
Applied PsychologyExtraordinary
ArtilleryAverage
BrawlQuite Extraordinary
Breaking-and-enteringGood
CharmGood
ChastityDeficient
CuriosityDeficient
DancingPretty Good
DisguiseExtraordinary
DrivingPretty Good
Duelling (any weapon)Legendary
Evade HarmExtraordinary
FiddlingDeficient
Financial AcumenGood
Hold LiquorGreater
Inflict Harm (intentional)Extraordinary
IntimidationGreater
Knowledge: Nexan CulturesQuite Extraordinary
Knowledge: law (whole suite)Pretty GoodLaws related to dueling.
Knowledge: politicsGood
Knowledge: porcelainDeficient
Knowledge: security proceduresGood
LanguagesExtraordinary
LeadershipAverage
LeapGreat
LongevityAverage
LuckGood
MeleeQuite Extraordinary
MemoryGreat
MendacityExtraordinary
Missile DeflectionGood
Music AppreciationDeficient
Nexan PhysicsDeficient
OratoryAverage
PerceptionGreat
PersuasionGood
PhysiqueGreat
PokerPretty Good
RankDeficient
Religious ToleranceDeficientReligion is for the weak.
Sex AppealPretty Good
ShootHeroic
Skydiving/HanglidingAverage
SneakGood
Spot ClueAverage
Spot TroubleGreat
TinkeringGood
ToughnessGreater
Trouble MagnetPretty GoodEnjoys fights.
WealthGreat
Weirdness MagnetDeficientWeirdness avoids Aurelius, 'cause otherwise it might get hurt.
WillpowerGreat
Average RatingPretty Good

Unranked Attributes

The following attributes have been ranked on other characters, but not on Aurelius. They default to Average+.

Improvised MunitionsInflict HarmInflict Harm (unintentional)

Nonexistant Powers

Aurelius does not have any of these powers, although other characters in the game do.

RegenerationSword Like LightningTelepathyWheel-of-firelock Pistol

Rank Distribution

Deficient9DefDefDefDefDefDefDefDefDef
Average6AvgAvgAvgAvgAvgAvg
Average-plus7                                   
Good11GdGdGdGdGdGdGdGdGdGdGd
Pretty Good6Gd+Gd+Gd+Gd+Gd+Gd+
Great7GrtGrtGrtGrtGrtGrtGrt
Greater3Grt+Grt+Grt+
Extraordinary7ExtExtExtExtExtExtExt
Quite Extraordinary4Ext+Ext+Ext+Ext+
Heroic1Her
Legendary1Leg