We have the first half of Shepard’s crew from Mass Effect all written up: Kaiden Alenko, Ashley Williams, and Wrex have all been converted for my hack of the Marvel Heroic RPG. Today I continue the trend with one of my favorite characters: Garrus Vakarian.
Garrus is a turian, the first non-terrestrial species to make contact with humans. Humans refer to the the conflict that followed as The First Contact War. Thirty years later, the two species have pooled their resources to make the Normandy SR-1, an advanced stealth cruiser. The turians are a militaristic culture and maintain the largest navy in Citadel space. Military service is mandatory for all turians and many continue their service after the mandatory term is complete. Still others go on to serve as police officers and the Citadel Security (C-Sec) force is comprised mostly of turians.
During his mandatory service in the military, Garrus was recognized as a potential Spectre candidate though he did not go through the advanced training courses after heavy disapproval from his father. Instead he completed his term of service and joined C-Sec like his father before him. Garrus found the rules and regulations placed on C-Sec to be restrictive. His greatest frustration comes when he is stonewalled on an investigation of Saren Arterius following the events of Eden Prime.
Legitimate channels are shut off to Garrus and he can’t complete his investigation. A human Alliance officer by the name of Shepard seems to be investigating Saren, as well.
Garrus Vakarian, Turian C-Sec Officer
Relationships: Shepard D8 – Tali D6 – Wrex D6 – Kaiden D6 – Ashley D6 – Liara D6
Distinctions: Spectre Candidate – Sharpshooter – Damn the Regulations
Power Set: CUSTOM SNIPER RIFLE
Sniper Rifle D12 – Stock Strike D6
SFX. Head Shot: Double Sniper Rifle for one action. If the action fails, shut down Sniper Rifle and add a D8 to the Doom Pool. Take an action against the Doom Pool to recover.
Limit. Gear: Shut down CUSTOM SNIPER RIFLE and gain 1 PP. Take an action against the Doom Pool to recover.
Power Set: C-SEC ARMOR
Armor (Durability D8) – Enhanced Strength D8 – Omni-Tool (Tech Control) D8
SFX. Overload: Add a D8 and step up your effect die by +1 when inflicting a tech complication on a target.
SFX. C-Sec Protocols: Step up your effect die by +1 when using Omni-Tool to create tech or computer assets.
Limit. Gear: Shut down C-SEC ARMOR and gain 1 PP. Take an action against the Doom Pool to recover.
Outlook: Paragon D6 – Renegade D10
Combat Master D10, Cosmic Expert D8, Covert Expert D8, Crime Expert D8, Tech Expert D8
Milestone: Paging Dr. Heart
1xp when your training as a cop comes in handy.
3xp when you make inquiries about Dr. Saleon or follow a lead on his location.
10xp when you bring Saleon to justice, whatever you deem justice to be.
Milestone: Turian Rebel
1xp when bureaucracy gets in your way.
3xp when you defy a direct superior.
10xp when you leave an organization rather than be beholden to its rules any longer.
Tomorrow’s installment will be a double feature! I’m going to wrap up the squad mates with Tali and Liara so next week I can get started with the Event.