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Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3.1

Contents Page
A Quick Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
The Cultures: An In Depth View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
> The Restoria Matriarchy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
> The Aristoc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
> The Falket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
> The Peacekeepers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
> The Free Trade Union. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
The Pathways: An In Depth View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
The Skills: An In Depth View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
> Free Skills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
> Pathway Skills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
> Scavenger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
> Enforcer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
> Seer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
> Trader. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
> Medic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
> Mechanic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
> General Skills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
> Mutations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
> Bioelectric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
> Adaptive Metabolism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
> Humanist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
> Exoskeleton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Equipment: An In Depth View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
> Combat Items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
> Armour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
> Medical Equipment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
> Drugs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
> Scientific/Mechanical Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

With thanks to Ian Alexander of Eno Design to the front cover art.

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Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3.1

A Quick Overview
Remember that all characters on creation start with two Hits and everything in
the Free Skills section. It is possible to drop one or more of these Free Skills,
but this does not allow you to choose something else in its place. Building your
character takes four steps:
1. Choose your culture:
There are five cultures to choose from. The culture your character originates
from is purely a role-play/stylistic decision, and does not affect the rules in any
way.
The cultures are as follows:
The Restoria Matriarchy
The Aristoc
The Falket Tribes
The Peacekeepers
The Free Trade Union
2. Choose your Pathway (if any):
There are five pathways that represent different ways in which your character
may have made their living. Each pathway has unique skills, and a character
can only access a single pathway at a time.
The pathways are as follows:
Scavenger
Enforcer
Seer
Trader
Medic
Mechanic

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etc.1 3. armour. and your chosen pathway.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. ammunition. Any credits you Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 3 A Pocket Universe Production . 4. Choose your Equipment Your character will receive 100 credits at creation to spend on starting equipment such as weapons. These can be from the general skills. Any items that do not have an entry in the equipment lists (e. Choose your skills: A Character may select four skills. clothes) are free.g. Mutations. You can only duplicate a skill if it appears twice in your available skill lists.

 ₉ The garden must be restored”. ₇When man’s work was finished the Garden protected the Man and Woman. who hold secular power as well as a religious position. expansionist culture in the land. The Matriarchy believes that no more than one tenth of land should be used by humans. “Man has gravely injured us. ₆The Garden was in pain. These Judges. This policy of leaving the majority of the land to go wild has made the Matriarchy the most aggressive. The Matriarchy itself covers far more area than its population would suggest. ₄He bent his knowledge to shaping the garden to his will. ₂The garden was bountiful and provided all that the woman and man would need. All males within the Matriarchy are under the ‘governorship’ of an appointed female. ₈The Garden then spoke to the Woman. Young boys will be under the governorship of their mother. Each settlement is overseen by these Priest-Judges. ₃But the Man was seduced by the Stars and feverish he lent all his skill and drive to reaching them. ₅His thoughts were bent outwards and he was blind to the suffering within the garden. are also personally responsible for the behaviour of said flock. always female. Outside of the ruling systems the most obvious difference within the Matriarchy is the place of men. It could no longer support the works of man. but they do boast a unifying certainty of belief that some might describe as fanatical. Precisely who this governor is will vary based on the individual’s situation and probably on their age. divided into self-sufficient settlements surrounded by wilderness. later in life it might be their wife. Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 4 A Pocket Universe Production .1 The Cultures: An In Depth View The Restoria Matriarchy ₁Once woman and Man existed in a Beautiful Garden. Chapter 1 verses 1-9 The Matriarchy is a culture spread over a wide area united by the principles and religion of Restoria. The Matriarchy might lack in numbers and technology of others. Authority within the Restoria Matriarchy is held by Priest-Judges. You must help us heal and you must guide the way now. in addition to having literal life or death authority over their ‘flock’. -The Book of Restoria. the rest being left to recover.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3.

or their employer.1 their superior officer. the old world was ruled by men. Perhaps one of the bleakest truths about the Great Burn is that we do not know how much we have lost. In exchange we demand your loyalty. disastrous. and has been. but this time we must do things differently. have a necessary place within the world. the microchip. rather that it ensures appropriate guidance is always available to help men resist their darker impulses. Followers of Restoria seek a middle ground of carefully controlled reconstruction of civilisation in harmony with the natural world. forever. and we will give birth to a bright new future that you can be a part of. The reasons behind this are simple. What wonders and mysteries have been Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 5 A Pocket Universe Production .. Domesticating the horse. This rule led to the Burn. an approach that manifests as an iron fisted control of development within the Matriarchy’s sphere of influence.. we will provide for you. and other masculine attributes. Sometimes a single invention is enough to define the culture that possesses it. glass. preserving a small measure of humanity through the Burn in order to rebuild a society that will not repeat the mistakes of the past. The Matriarchy denies claims that men are women’s property.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. but their overuse will be. The Aristoc is one such culture. We will protect you. Join us” Human history is filled with examples of a singular invention or ability shaping the development of cultures and civilisations. if in a military based organisation. The Earth herself saved some of humanity so as we might have a second chance. your ability and your dedication. Restoria recognises that technology and power. and expanding that sphere of influence is also important to them. The Matriarchy believes that the Planet is a Goddess who was grievously wounded by the Burn. We are the Aristoc. the creation of gunpowder. This wounded Goddess is now relying on mankind to heal her. We offer you life eternal if you show yourself worthy. if part of a business venture. The Aristoc “We make no demands of Faith. no promises requiring divine intervention.

Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 6 A Pocket Universe Production . What maintains this inequality? Eternal life. Certainly. or the promise of it. somewhere in the wilderness. however. One’s standing in the political sphere is everything to an Aristoc. the Aristoc rediscovered immortality. Simply put. The Analyst. The Aristoc Culture is lead (or some would say overseen) by a council of the most influential Aristoc. It was a piece of knowledge from before the Great Burn of such power and influence that it has shaped every aspect of their lives. personal security and a great deal of time on their hands has led to a governmental system full of intrigue.1 reduced to ash? What remains out there. Each member of the council has an honorific title. How the Pre-Burn humans achieved such a feat is a closely guarded secret. its recovery after the Burn has created a culture within the Aristoc unlike any other. important to note that the ancient science that grants the Aristoc immortality does not make them any harder to kill. The Entertainer. The title Aristoc properly refers to the controlling minority. Should a Serf manage to impress their master with their loyalty. and there are many imaginative ways to advance. dedication. The Chancellor. A servant class. The Apothecary. one-upmanship. there is the possibility that they will themselves be elevated to the position of Aristoc. and patronage. and ability.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. and a servant class majority who are bonded to one of the upper class. the upper class. These are. there seems to have been no survivors of the Burn with this gift. working in servitude for an Aristoc master. who have received the treatment that makes the aging process stop. The rest of the Culture are Serfs. waiting for us to rediscover? Those who founded the culture now known as the Aristoc made such a find. Nevertheless. preferring well trained Serfs to fulfil that function. and The Justicar. It is. The Scholar. Aristoc society is divided between powerful minorities who have all the control. The General (Vacant in Honour of General Dunehill). Negotiation and diplomacy have become a specialty and the Aristoc will usually distance themselves from violence.

The trust that we can co-operate and that we will relentlessly punish those who break their vow is what defines us.. Black Wing Falket Tribe The Falket tribes. Precisely what qualities an Aristoc will look for in a Serf they will sponsor can depend on many factors. They are far from unified however.. Our ancestors realised it. Our vow is writ upon our living flesh. our vow. someone even more influential than themselves. split into separate groups they call tribes who live a wandering hunter-gather lifestyle. however many years ago.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. if taken as a single group. Only when all has been taken from us do we realise what is important.. our transgression be writ upon the cold of our corpse. an opinion many of the Falket are happy to allow to continue providing it keeps outsiders away from their interests. All but the most powerful amongst the Aristoc will have a Patron. are probably the largest culture in the lands. probably the individual who sponsored their raising to Aristoc from the Serfs to begin with. And the ground did burn. The Falket "And the sky did fall.. The truth is somewhat more complicated. In those dark days before the sky cleared those who became the Falket understood that all we have is our word. But there is always the hope. The people who became the Falket adapted to this lifestyle well. and we honour their realisation. Let it be that if we ever break it. valuing the freedom and safety the ability to move around gave them. most will die a normal or natural death. Of course it is the rarity of the uplifting to Aristoc that gives it its value. Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 7 A Pocket Universe Production . This lifestyle has led to them being viewed as savages by many of the more settled cultures. In the years after the Burn a nomadic lifestyle offered many advantages over settling in one place. but at the very least it includes personal loyalty to such an extent that they are willing to share eternity with them.1 The Aristoc walk a fine balance between short-term personal advancement and the long-term goals of the Culture. and from there built a culture." Excerpt from the ritual of initiation.

so the most common pairings are made at the annual quorums . It approaches taboo for members of the same tribe to have children. they are not thought of as Gods or spirits. who takes the role of advisor to all members of the Tribe. and they have been known to react poorly to mistreatment of non-Falket Seers. Falket culture is heavily linked to the tribe. As such. as the Falket believe this weakens them. and a Seer who reaches maturity can be expected to form a new tribe at the next quorum or take over from the current Seer when they grow too elderly. as the survival of the tribe is in jeopardy without them. Falket will protect Seers at all costs.meetings of many tribes in a two week long festival where it is customary for matches to be made and tribesmen and women to join new tribes. as while the Ancestors are held in great esteem. The Falket refer to these as the Ancestor tribe. An Oath can be given for anything. and martial ability is a source of fierce pride with ritualised combat between tribes something of a custom. Seers are held in extremely high regard amongst the Falket. Breaking an Oath is a great disgrace. Of course it is rare that anyone would meet the tribe’s standards.1 Much of the codes of behaviour from which the Falket draw their cultural identity seem to come from a relatively small group of people soon after the Burn.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. or of providing the next generation at least. as without them a tribe would lose all communication with the rest of the Falket and struggle to find new resources. but outsiders should be careful of equating this belief with any form of religion. If they have fallen so far from the principles of the Falket that they cling to life. The emergence of Seer talents is a cause for great celebration. it is the duty of all Falket to hunt them down and restore their tribe’s honour. Tribes are structured around a Seer. The Falket are primarily scavengers and warriors. Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 8 A Pocket Universe Production . and the only way to remove this disgrace is the suicide of the individual. but once given will be followed until its terms are completed. or the individual dies in its attempt. the tribes are always looking for outsiders worthy of joining the tribe. The Oath for a Falket is the single most defining aspect of their life.

as it is a closed system there is an upper limit on the number of people it can support. Sanc is vast in scale and filled with technology that is generations ahead of anything anyone else has functioning. Mutation threatens the inherent nature of Humanity and must be prevented. Justice must be done. Peacekeeper Messengers have a vital role within their culture. at the Start of the Great Burn the military forces stationed in Sanc threw open the doors and took in as many people as they could to save them from the Burn. As this Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 9 A Pocket Universe Production . power is generated by a massive machine that is tunnelled into the depths of the ground. Deep within its protective stone survives the last remnant of the world before the Burn – the Peacekeepers. many believe the doors of Sanc would stay shut. The Peacekeeper Charter There is a mountain unlike any other. If the Peacekeepers’ own records are to be believed. It has its own water supply that provides both drinking water and supplies the ‘water gardens’ that grow all the food Sanc needs. Practically. and each citizen will be a member of a particular division. If it were not for a fundamental internal problem. Individuals join a division at a very young age and are taught skills appropriate to their division.1 The Peacekeepers 1. However. These divisions are Infantry. The whole of Peacekeeper culture then operates on a military model with rank structure. 4. 2.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. they enable the continuation of Sanc by removing the surplus population. All Humans are Equal. and Logistics. The strong must protect the weak. 3. Peacekeeper culture is founded on the principle of a Moral Military. Medical. There are clear divisions within society. and it is hollow. self-sufficient environment. The surplus population problem has led to the ‘Peacekeeper Messengers’. There are also rumours of a Mechanical division. reflecting ability and experience in their fields. but members of this sector seem to be very rare outside of Sanc itself. This problem is due to the nature of Sanc itself. The mountain is Sanc. The Mountain is a closed.

The Union took it’s brunt. It has called in Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 10 A Pocket Universe Production . More than anyone else the Union has surplus. the division requests volunteers to become Messengers. as long as these things do not interfere with the flow of trade. Messengers are individuals who leave Sanc for good taking the ‘message’ of the Peacekeepers out into the world. but that they have lost all the civilisations development that came before the Burn. Peacekeepers believe that they are the only true survivors of the Burn. In many ways they have become obsessed with preserving this legacy. unified by a shared belief that you don't attack your business partners. the Swarm has devastated them. or avoided the attention of opportunist bandits. You have no idea.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3.” .. often becoming ‘sheriffs’ or setting up medical clinics. Once we were so big. more workers than it can use. but it has far from given up. The Swarm barely touched you. so strong. The Free Trade Union “I can still smell the farms back at Greenwood when I close my eyes. without exception. more food than it can eat. The FTU is a melting pot of cultures but. It was us who felt the force of it. it was for the Swarm. The FTU is a ruin of its former glory... what you believe or how you act. That bell. and as such the Peacekeepers are the only link to this past.. now look at us—the only thing we have now is corpses. but its last ring wasn’t for food. By all accounts the Union was on the verge of a renaissance. They integrate into the settlements and provide moral examples that others can aspire to.Survivor testimony The Union is formed from a collective of vastly different and diverse settlements and groups. The Union makes no judgements on what you do.1 maximum number of inhabitants approaches. They become visual representations of Peacekeeper values. Then the Swarm hit. The sound of the bell when grub was up. If they did not come under direct attack from the Swarm. They in no way deny that others are ‘human’. they were swamped by refugees. and have become very insular. That was the last I heard of Greenwood.

In the wake of the Swarm. Most major decisions are made in Star Fall by the Board of Directors. If the Union is considered to believe in anything. But as any trader worth their salt will tell you money is simply a way of keeping score.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. In many towns Mutants are on equal standing. but is also ruthlessly efficient at protecting its interests. this is more important than ever. They are not there yet. The newly formed Trade Alliance provide traders with the ability to buy stock at a lower rate. The FTU prides itself on its indifference to the quirks of its members. resources to do whatever it needs to do to survive and prosper. employed every scheme. which has given the Free Trade Union the ability to open the door to a new age of economic prosperity. The Board is made up of the most ruthless business men and woman the Free Trade Union has to offer. though there are still places to the north where they are not completely accepted.1 every debt. but unfortunately turnover is incredibly high and so they often find it difficult to set a coherent goal for the Union to aspire towards. One thing that clearly sets the majority of the Free Trade Union apart from the surrounding cultures is their general tolerance towards all types of mutation. but give it two or three lucrative deals and who knows… Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 11 A Pocket Universe Production . What it really wants is power. it’s money. and provided every incentive in its arsenal in order to regain its strength.

When they do. most have come to specialise in producing a few goods or services and trading for the rest. Decent Medics can pretty much write their own ticket in most settlements and good clinics will be known for many weeks travel around. bandits. professional soldiers. Since then there have been ever increasing rumours of something affecting the Seers. and it is beginning with the Seers. nowhere more than out on the fringe of civilisation. they want someone to fix them back up. The path of the Enforcer is a broad but undoubtedly necessary one. Enforcers can be the stalwart defenders of the weak. There is great wealth to be made as a Trader. Self-sufficient and self-reliant. and gossip that they bring. Scavengers are usually welcomed wherever they go for the opportunities of trade. Seer To be a Seer is to be a mutant. Enforcer Enforcer is the catch all term for people who have focused on a martial lifestyle in all its forms. During the Swarm War the Seers ability to communicate with others of their kind over distance was used to co-ordinate the Allied Army. Food. and like all mutants there are places where Seers are persecuted.1 The Pathways: An In Depth View Scavenger Scavengers are the ultimate survivors. Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 12 A Pocket Universe Production . Something is beginning. Few settlements are truly self-sufficient. protection. or the predator who preys upon them.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. Trader Everything is worth exactly what someone will pay for it. Traders are your best bet at obtaining them. for a price of course. Medic People get hurt.. bodyguards. fuel. Those who follow the path of the Scavenger tend to have a rough life. dreams and visions. hired muscle. sometimes a lot. voices. constantly looking for that one find that could make them their fortune.. news.

The guardians of this technology are the Mechanics. Some Mechanics may have in intimate knowledge of the science behind the things they do. Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 13 A Pocket Universe Production . dismantled and maintained. repurposed. others have simply learned by rote how to put together certain devices.1 Mechanic Humanity is a technological species and despite its losses in the Burn there remains generation’s worth of leftover technology that is being repaired.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3.

They may talk and move as normal but must maintain contact with the character receiving treatment for the skill to function. Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 14 A Pocket Universe Production . cosmetic or otherwise. it’s how you use it. It is possible for a character to use First Aid on themselves. but are unable to pick something to replace them. however: Anyone who chooses the Peacekeeper Culture is unable to have any form of Mutation. If the First Aider stops treating a wounded character then the Death Count resumes from the point it stopped. The free skill picks are as follows: Use Close Combat Weapon less than 18 inches in length It’s not the size. They can choose to drop as many of these skills as they like. First Aid Just try not to get blood on me… A character using the First Aid skill is able to pause the Death Count of another character for as long as they give them their attention.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. There is an exception to this rule. a character cannot perform any other task (as a rule of thumb they may not use any other skill.1 The Skills: An In Depth View Free Skills All characters have the option to take all of the free skill picks on creation. providing you physrep it. though this requires their full attention and prevents other skills from being used at the same time. You are able to use any LARP safe weapon that is under 18 inches (including the handle) in length. Cosmetic Mutation A face only a parent could love… You are able to give your character any physical mutation you would like that does not have a rules effect. but we leave it to the player to decide what is appropriate in any given circumstance). While performing First Aid.

The character is assumed to be able to craft replacement arrows as needed. When they ran out of knives... Use Bow/Crossbow Silence is deadly… You can use a LARP safe bow or crossbow. You may use any firearm that has a self-reloading system. You may use any LARP safe throwing items. they used sticks and stones..1 Pathway Skills The different skills within each Pathway are as follows.. Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 15 A Pocket Universe Production . they used knives.. Enforcer Use Bolt Action Firearm The world is filled with violence… And it’s me who fills it. Scavenger Scavenge Materials Your wanderings in the wilderness away from civilisation have yielded some valuable finds.. Use Bolt Action Firearm You never know what you’re going to find out in the Wilds… Always best to carry a trusty boomstick! You may use any firearm that requires each shot to be primed manually.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. You will be given three random resources before the start of play... Use Automatic Firearm Victory through superior firepower. You may use any firearm that requires each shot to be primed manually. Use Throwing Item When they ran out of bullets. Use them as you wish.

. and some guns. No one was going to want to live there after that.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. You have one extra hit.. Find You bring me a map. Please contact a ref to use this skill. a resource. I'll make you rich.1 Extra Hit Either toughen up or die. Seer Heal It was like his flesh was water.. well. an object. You may be contacted by refs with information of the wider world.. This could be a person. After focusing the Seer may get a feel for something nearby. but successfully finding something could be very lucrative. The target recovers one hit but the toll taken on the Seers body and psyche in such a way that they find themselves unable to perform anything but the most basic tasks. This hit can stack with an extra hit from the general skill list.. Warning They're coming. The character may receive an image of Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 16 A Pocket Universe Production . They are suffering from extreme fatigue and should role play as such. we just burned the place down. She was linked to the Seer at Blitz Hollow. Seers with this skill can link to each other regardless of distance... You must know what you are looking for. She saw the attack through his eyes. Communication First we knew the Seer was kicking up a holy storm.. This skill can manifest itself at any time... damndest thing I ever saw! The Seer can force flesh to knit back together. The Wilds allow no other choices. the more familiar you are with whatever you are looking for the better the chances of finding it. but at a price. For ten minutes after using this skill the character is unable to use any skills (including combat skills). Results are not always guaranteed. By the time we got there. some friends. and often have difficulty even thinking clearly.

Surgery Anyone see where I put my watch? A character with the Surgeon skill is capable of raising another character from Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 17 A Pocket Universe Production .1 future events... Trader Evaluate Materials and Goods Ooooh. sometimes clear and precise other times maddeningly vague. This takes five minutes of appropriate role-play and a bead pull. of course. Trade Deals The Alliance made me rich! You are provided with a Traders Alliance Card. You only get one of these. Don’t expect those items to be free. This evaluation takes into account the condition of the item. its rarity. The Trader can evaluate the component parts of an item to judge their worth. stopping at the patients starting hits. though… Medic Medical Hang on in there.. The bullet is lodged into the bone. so keep it safe! This card entitles you to a discount with all other Alliance Traders. and current demand for it. A character with the Medic skill is capable of raising another character from zero to positive hits.. Bite down. this will hurt. to the right person.. A ref will contact you with details. That'll fetch a pretty penny.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3... You will be given a code sheet to use with your player pack. The Alliance offers rewards on information leading to the closure of black market trade operations. Business Contacts Find me a Seer! You know people in every part of the trading world and quite a few may owe you favours… If you are in dire need of a specific item or component find a ref and contact a Seer..

Surgery can also be used to stop the bleeding of any character that is on positive hits. You will be given a code sheet to use in game. as well as a blueprint to fill out. A character that has undergone surgery has their Death Count stopped unless they receive new wounds. it's the thousands out there with 'to whom this may concern' that do. Repair/Build Item Your armour won’t do you much good with all those holes in it! This skill allows the Mechanic to identify the raw materials needed to repair any device not listed by another skill once the raw materials are provided.. and is conscious at zero hits. You will be given a code sheet to use in game.. This skill also allows you to construct new items that have been designed using the Scientist skill. and I can fix them for you as well! This skill allows the Mechanic to identify the raw materials needed to repair armour or close combat weaponry as well as carry out those repairs once the raw materials are provided. This includes special types of ammunition. Use Bolt Action Firearm I didn’t get through the war by whacking things with my stethoscope! You may use any firearm that requires each shot to be primed manually. once the raw materials are provided.1 negative hits to zero.. they cannot perform any physical actions other than speak and move around with assistance.. by working off a blueprint. Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 18 A Pocket Universe Production . This takes five minutes of appropriate role-play and a bead pull. However. Craft Ammunition It's not the one bullet with my name on that worries me..Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. Mechanic Repair Armour/Close Combat Weapon A man is only as good as the tools he carries. This skill allows the Mechanic to identify the raw materials needed to fabricate ammunition.. A bead pull is also required for this. You will be given a code sheet to use in game for this.

The character may use a LARP safe shield in combat.. is always ready. Resources My father told me that when you're working. They are as follows. never has to be reloaded. The Wilds allow no other choices. don't stop to count your money. Use Close Combat Weapon over 18 inches in Length A sword never jams. This includes weapons with special calls. This hit can stack with an extra hit from the Enforcer skill list.. Use Stab Safe Weapon Stick ‘em with the pointy end! The character may use any stab safe LARP weapon. This skill can be taken multiple times. Use Single Shot Firearm I keep this on me. The character can use any LARP safe (excluding stab safe) weaponry.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. Use Shield Sometimes they save your life.1 General Skills General skills are available to all characters on creation. The character receives an additional 100 Credits at the start of their first event. for close encounters. sometimes you might as well paint a target on the front. The amount of Credits will vary after the characters first event. such as Rend. You have one extra hit. Shields that are shot with a firearm may be used in one of two ways. The bullet that hits the shield passes through and hits the player. OR Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 19 A Pocket Universe Production . The character can use any firearm that requires the user to load each shot individually. The player takes damage as normal.. depending on the state of the in game economy. Extra Hit Either toughen up or die..

to others it is a disease. bows. but must meet the minimum physrep requirements for all of them. You can find more information regarding this skill in the accompanying document. There is a one hour cooldown on submitting a concept for a new drug. The player whose shield is hit decides which of these options to use at the moment of damage. They are also able to design new drugs in game using a blueprint. Chemist For all your drug needs! The character may identify chemical components. thus unusable until repaired. There seems to be no simple answer. and will be given a sheet at the beginning of an event to reference. yet more say that it is inherited. their particular ‘adaptation’ can be of immense help in survival. it’s finding the test subjects that’s hard… The character may identify components. Scientist Having the ideas is easy. Note that this only applies to damage taken from firearms.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. do not damage shields without using special calls. Dark Tempus Rules. for some Mutants. Dark Tempus Rules. and should respond appropriately. Mutations Mutations are available to all characters except Peacekeepers. You can find more information regarding this skill in the accompanying document. etc. What causes mutations is unknown. They are also able to design new devices in game using a blueprint. though you are still able to work on new creations during this period. some claim areas in the world cause it. A character can have any number of Mutations in accordance to their skill picks. melee weapons. Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 20 A Pocket Universe Production .1 The shield absorbs all damage from the bullet but is broken in the process. but the reality is self-evident and. There is a one hour cooldown on submitting a concept for a new device. though you are still able to work on new ones during this period. and will be given a sheet at the beginning of an event to reference. Bear in mind that there is a free skill pick for a physical Mutation with no rule effect.

If a character with this skill eats human flesh from a fresh body (either still alive or dead within a ten minute period) then they gain one hit for six hours. or via conducting material. including chemical based medical supplies. The character does not use the Death Count rules. Food can be hard to come by... After six hours the extra hit is removed. This mutation manifests as thin. from a minimum of lines around the eyes and on the hands to completely covering their body. Once used it takes three hours for the body to build up the charge again.1 Listed here are the Mutations that have a particular rules effect: Bio-Electric Who needs batteries? The player is capable of generating and storing an electrical charge inside their body and releasing it at will. and some turn to unusual sources. A small number of these people thrive. and usage cannot be stacked.. however. Additionally the character is immune to all poisons and chemicals both positive and negative. Adaptive Metabolism I may be ugly but you bleed faster.. providing the player with the skill is touching an object/person directly. This means that when a character is wounded it does not get any worse. melanin. and whether the mutation is inherent or developed due to continued practice of this behaviour is unknown. Humanist If a vegetarian eats vegetables. How widespread they are varies on an individual basis. no matter how long the character goes without treatment. still take the damage from the injury. The energy can be released through contact. blue. The character does. and other non-vital substances. If this Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 21 A Pocket Universe Production . vein-like lines underneath the skin of the character. allowing a call of Shock to be made. This mutation has a devastating effect on the characters appearance resulting in an almost corpse like appearance as the characters metabolism breaks down body fat. Note that people with this mutation are immune to the call Shock. in many cases able to survive injury that would kill a normal human.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. This skill cannot stack with itself. The characters body is incredibly efficient at repairing and protecting itself.

Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. This could be bony plates or hardened scales across the skin. Either way it does one point of damage. otherwise there is no external sign that the character is a mutant.. The player should have some fake blood or similar that they can smear themselves with to show that they have been eating. Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 22 A Pocket Universe Production . The physrep for Exoskeleton can take many forms.1 drops the character's hits to zero then they must fall unconscious as if wounded. but an additional hit is not gained. These hits acts as any others would and are healed as normal. Eating flesh from a still living target requires them to be on zero hits (so that they cannot resist you). Exoskeleton My armour is home-grown! The characters mutation has resulted in some form of biological armour forming on the characters body. A character with an Exoskeleton gains two hits.. messy. but whatever it is it provides significant defence against injury. for example. This can be washed off immediately if the player so wishes to keep their dietary habits as secret as possible. but it must be obvious to anyone who looks at the character that there is a widespread mutation. unless they are a willing participant or role-play has been agreed upon beforehand. Use of this skill is. Eating additional flesh during the six hour period extends the time to six hours from that point.

NERF one shot. Bow/Crossbow A bow or crossbow Projectiles used must 10 with a pull of 30 lbs or be LARP safe. NERF chambered by the Longstrike. Combat Items: Item Description Bullet Single use firearm round Rules Effect Cost A basic bullet causes 5 one point of damage. such as coreless. and the NERF Firestrike. Single Shot Examples of single A foam dart/disc 10 Firearm shot firearms include shooting gun that but are not limited to. NERF without the shooters Swarmfire.1 Equipment: An In Depth View Below is the basic equipment list.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. be loaded individually. Bolt Action Examples of bolt A foam dart/disc 25 Firearm action firearms shooting gun that include but are not contains more than limited to. and 100 credits to spend on the items listed. Turbo 12. arrows do one point of damage but cannot pass through armour. Bolts and less. All players have access to these upon character creation. Buzzbee input. NERF Jolt. and has the Through effect without needing a call. Automatic Firearm Examples of A foam dart/disc 45 automatic firearms shooting gun that uses include but are not a power source to limited to: NERF reload the firearm Stampede. but must be Deploy. These do one Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 23 A Pocket Universe Production . Rough Cut. Throwing Weapon Coreless weapons Projectiles must be 3 intended to be LARP safe and thrown. NERF shooter. requires each shot to NERF Barrel Break.

but it requires expending a power source to use it. Rending Weapon Rending weapons use This is a standard a chain saw type weapon and does one mechanism to destroy point of damage. Monoblade Sharpened on a This is a standard Weapon molecular level. point of damage per hit and do not pass through armour. Close Combat Large close combat Any LARP safe Weapon more weapons such as long weapon/tool physrep than 18" in Total swords. These do one point of damage per hit and do not pass through armour. with the addition of lights or electronics to Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 3 10 15 40 40 24 A Pocket Universe Production . may elect to use the The physrep should special ability of this reflect this. You armour. weapon and does one monoblade weapon point of damage. that is more than 18" Length long. weapons. or shuriken.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. These do one arms. but Any bladed weapon it requires expending a can be a monoblade power source to use it. You can bypass armour may elect to use the when their field special ability of this emitters are powered. Close Combat Small close combat Any LARP safe Weapon less than weapons such as weapon/tool physrep 18" in Total Length daggers. throwing knives. weapon. Stab Safe Close Stab safe weapons Any coreless LARP safe Combat Weapon such as spears or pole weapon. point of damage per hit and do not pass through armour. that is less than 18" long. etc.1 bricks. Rend. weapon. Through. These do one point of damage per hit and do not pass through armour.

Shields can protect you 15 from one point of damage but can be easily destroyed. Kevlar.1 Impact Weapon Shield the physrep. You may elect to use the special ability of this weapon. Medium Armour (per location) Manmade materials such as alloys. When worn it provides the character with two additional hits against most attacks. Partial coverage (torso and two further locations) provides a player with Cost 2 4 25 A Pocket Universe Production . Stun. Impact weapons produce massive electrical charges to incapacitate their targets. Usually a mace or hammer with lights or electronic sections. or crude metals. For armour to constitute as medium it must cover the player’s torso and four further locations. but it requires expending a power source to use it. A LARP safe shield. cloth. Armour: Item Light Armour (per location) Description Natural materials such as leather. When worn it provides the character with four additional hits against most attacks. Partial coverage (torso and two further locations) provides a player with one additional hit.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. wood. Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 Rules Effect For armour to constitute as light it must cover the player’s torso and four further locations. This is a standard 30 weapon and does one point of damage. or plastics.

Fluid drip... physrepped by incorporating electronics or giving the appearance of being motor assisted. 3 bandages per purchase. a stitches. the character's Death everything you Count for as long as they need to stabilise a remain stationary.1 Heavy Armour (per location) High tech materials . The armour must include lighting to show the incorporation of high tech components. two additional hit. vital sign Trauma treatment stops monitors. 3 white bead to the medical kits per characters bead bag. with the Medic skill. The First Aider must continue to treat the patient or this bonus is lost.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 Cost 1 5 1 26 A Pocket Universe Production . Rules Effect When used the characters Death Count is doubled from 5 minutes per hit to 10 minutes per hit. Assorted supplies When used in conjunction for critical injuries. etc. 10 Medical Supplies: Item Bandages Trauma Treatment Medical Kit Description Cloth strips. For armour to constitute as heavy it must cover the player’s torso and four further locations. wound medical kit adds one pads. The patient. as long as First Aider may leave the they don't move! patient and this bonus will remain in effect. When worn it provides the character with six additional hits against most attacks. Partial coverage (torso and two further locations) provides a player with three additional hit.

Vat grown skin and organ tissue. and is used in conjunction with the Medic skill. Shock pads cannot be used on a character that has been Executed. with a call of Shock. If taken a character is 5 27 A Pocket Universe Production . Salt works well as a physrep. 3 sterilising solution per purchase. When used in game it 10 provides the character with three extra white beads in their bead bag. Shock pads are to be 10 applied immediately on a patient’s death by a character with the Surgery skill (realistically within one minute to allow for role-play). and one red bead added to their bead bag. Quicken is a blue Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 Rules Effect Cost In game a character who 2 has taken slow has their current Death Count increased by five minutes. A liquid or powder to be added to water. Sheets of latex skin work well as a physrep. They immediately grant the patient one hit point. and adds one white bead to the patient’s bead bag. Pads that deliver a charge to the body in the hope of returning life to a deceased patient. preserving vital functions and organs. but add five red beads to their bead bag. Drugs: Item Slow Quicken Description A red liquid that slows the metabolism down to a deep coma-like state.1 Vat Tissue Sterilising Solution Shock Pads purchase. as well as staving off infection.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. This effects lasts one hour. It is used in conjunction 1 with the Surgery skill.

turning water into steam in order to provide power. surgery. given two additional hits for one hour. Looks like treacle. This effect lasts one hour. to the characters bead bag. This effect lasts one hour. and illness drug that one white bead is placed reduces in their bead bag. is reduced to zero. and one white bead is added to the characters bead bag. A yellow liquid that acts as a painkiller. can be used as a basic power source. regardless of starting hits. 3 doses per purchase. Science/Mechanical Components: Item Oil Burning Engine Nox Oil Description An engine that burns oil. Once taken the characters 1 Death Count continues unaffected. during and after This effect lasts one hour. However.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. and after a time the body reverts to a weakened state. 3 doses per purchase. Crude oil. A green liquid that When taken this drug 2 acts as a doubles the characters multipurpose Death Count at all levels trauma support and and adds two red beads painkiller. Once the hour has elapsed the character’s health. it is remarkably painful. It also complications removes basic infection.1 Relief Calm Shield liquid that massively increases the body's healing for a short amount of time. Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 Cost 10 1 28 A Pocket Universe Production . A clear liquid that When used in game the 3 acts as a broad characters death count spectrum anticontinues unaffected.

Charged Particle Screen A charged particle screen is an item that alters matter or energy. Looks like cooking oil. Is used to control devices. and separating them. Artificial Intelligence (AI) An item that holds a program that is capable of following commands and reacting to unforeseen events in order to control a device. converting it into new configurations. Manmade/Fabricated Manmade/Fabricated materials can be used Materials to repair/build items or medium armour. Frequently includes illuminated monitoring systems. Reactive Program An item that holds a program which is capable of controlling the effect of a device based on pre-set instructions. Chemical Filter A filter. It is capable of discerning between molecular levelled substances such as chemicals. Programmable Switch A programmable switch is used to control the device it is attached to. such as liquids from solids. Resonance Cascade A resonance cascade is an item that projects the effects of a device onto the area surrounding it. Natural Materials Natural materials can be used to repair/build items or repair light armour. Can be used as a power source. Advanced Materials Advanced materials can be used to repair/build items or repair heavy armour and most weapons. Appearances may vary. based on simple preset instructions. Contact Switch A contact switch is a simple switch or button that turns a device on or off.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. Can be used as a filter. Fusion Battery Tubular structure storing massive amounts of power. It acts as a barrier. Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 3 9 27 1 3 9 27 1 3 9 27 1 3 9 29 A Pocket Universe Production . Can be used as a filter.1 Metheum Oil More efficient power source. to separate one substance from another. Energy Cell A collection of charged cells. Physical Filter A filter. Can be used as a power source.

A type of gaseous glue used in the creation of items.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. A biomonitor is a wet-ware item holding a program that is capable of detecting and evaluating input from living things. This is classified as a Bond. An item that can be used to focus the effect of a device to a wide area by destroying material. A type of liquid glue used in the creation of items. This is classified as a Bond. An item that can be used to focus the effect of a device to a distant point.1 Molecular Reinforced Materials Direct Focus Explosive Focus Targeted Focus Field Emitter Biomonitor Tissue Replicator Accelerated Adaptive Cellular Components (AACC) Programmable Retrovirus Adhesive Cellular Bonding Permanency Neutraliser Corrosive Acid Molecular Reinforced Materials can be used to can be used to repair/build advanced items. This is classified as a Dissolver. such as acids. Neutralises the effects of other chemical components. An item that can be used to project the effects of a device to the area surrounding it. This is classified as a Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 27 1 3 9 27 5 15 45 135 1 3 5 1 2 3 30 A Pocket Universe Production . It is classed as a focus. is a wet-ware item that rapidly mimics and manufactures biological material. A type of solid glue used in the creation of items. or AACC. and is classed as wet-ware. A programmable retrovirus is a semi-organic life form that is capable of altering the physical and chemical nature of living things. A tissue replicator is a wet-ware item that is capable of constructing living material from inorganic matter. An item that can be used to focus the effect of a device to another material. An accelerated adaptive cellular component. Degrades biological matter much quicker than synthesised matter. This is classified as a Dissolver. This is classified as a Bond. Degrades synthesised matter much quicker than biological matter.

This is classified as a Catalyst. This is classified as a Poison. A toxin that breaks down plant matter. A substance that changes the state of other compounds to solids. A substance that changes the state of other compounds to gasses. This is classified as a Poison. Content © Dark Tempus LARP 2014 5 5 7 2 3 3 2 5 7 31 A Pocket Universe Production . A substance that changes the state of other compounds to liquids.1 Biocides Necrotic Neurotoxin Flammable Fuel Explosive Fuel Glycolysis Solidifier Liquefier Vaporiser Dissolver. A toxin that affects the nervous system. This is classified as a Poison. This is classified as a Catalyst. A liquid fuel that is highly flammable. This is classified as a Catalyst. A toxin that quickly destroys living tissues. A solid fuel that is highly explosive.Dark Tempus Character Creation Version 3. A highly volatile gaseous fuel.