Dr. Anna Calhoun, BS University of Iowa (Applied Physics), MS University of Texas at Austin (Extragalactic Astronomy), PhD University of California Berkely ("Faint Galaxy Redshift Survey Behind Massive Clusters")



<table width=”500 ”> <tr> <th width=”100”> </th> <th width=”100”>modifier</th> <th width=”100”>total</th> <th width=”100”>base</th> <th width=”100”>enhanced</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Strength</th> <th>+0</th> <th>11</th> <th>11</th> <th>-</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Dexterity</th> <th>+1</th> <th>12</th> <th>12</th> <th>-</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Constitution</th> <th>+0</th> <th>11</th> <th>11</th> <th>-</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Intelligence</th> <th>+11</th> <th>32</th> <th>17</th> <th>+15</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Wisdom</th> <th>+0</th> <th>10</th> <th>10</th> <th>-</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Charisma</th> <th>-1</th> <th>8</th> <th>8</th> <th>-</th> </tr> </table>


Blast 10
DC 25; Ricochet 5 (5 bounces); Accurate (+2) (Standard – Ranged, 100’ – Instant)

Enhanced Intelligence
+ 15 INT (Reaction – Personal – Continuous)

Protection 10
+ 10 Toughness (Reaction – Personal – Permanent)


Accurate Attack: Reduce the Save DC of an attack by -5 and add that amount to your Attack Bonus

All-Out Attack: Reduce your Defence Bonus when you make an attack by -5 and add that amount to your Attack Bonus

Eidetic Memory: You have perfect recall of everything you’ve experienced. You have a +4 bonus on checks to remember things. You can use any Knowledge skill untrained.

Improved Initiative: You have a +4 bonus to your initiative checks per rank in this feat

Precise Shot 2: The penalty for making ranged attacks into melee combat is reduced by 4, or negated if you take two ranks

Saving Throws

<table width=”500”> <tr> <th> </th> <th>Total</th> <th>Base</th> <th>Ability</th> <th>Misc. </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Toughness</th> <th>+10</th> <th>+0</th> <th>+0</th> <th>10</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Fortitude</th> <th>+8</th> <th>+8</th> <th>+0</th> <th>-</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Reflex</th> <th>+8</th> <th>+7</th> <th>+1</th> <th>-</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Will</th> <th>+8</th> <th>+8</th> <th>+0</th> <th>-</th> </tr> </table>


<table width=”500”> <tr> <th> </th> <th>Total</th> <th>Defense</th> <th>Dodge</th> <th>Size</th> <th>Flat</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Defense</th> <th>+10</th> <th>+5</th> <th>+5</th> <th>-</th> <th>+5</th> </tr> </table>

Size: Medium

Knockback: -5

<table width=”500”> <tr> <th> </th> <th>Total</th> <th>Dex</th> <th>Perm</th> <th>Temp</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Initiative</th> <th>+5</th> <th>+1</th> <th>+4</th> <th>-</th> </tr> </table>

Hero Points: 1


<table width=”500”> <tr> <th>Attack Bonus</th> <th>+8</th> <th>Grapple Bonus</th> <th>+8</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Melee Attack Bonus</th> <th>+8</th> <th>Ranged Attack Bonus</th> <th>+8</th> </tr> </table>

Blast 10, +10 (DC 25) - Crit 20, Range Incriment 100’

Unarmed Attack, +8 (DC 15)- Bludgeon, Crit 20


<table width=”500”> <tr> <th> </th> <th>Skill</th> <th>Skill</th> <th>Ability</th> <th>Misc</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Bluff</th> <th>-1</th> <th> </th> <th>-1</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Climb</th> <th>+0</th> <th> </th> <th> </th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Computers </th> <th>+23</th> <th>12</th> <th>+11</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Craft (Chemical)</th> <th>+17</th> <th>6</th> <th>+11</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Craft (Electronic) </th> <th>+17</th> <th>6</th> <th>+11</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Diplomacy</th> <th>+3</th> <th>4</th> <th>-1</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Disable Device</th> <th>+19</th> <th>8</th> <th>+11</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Disguise</th> <th>-1</th> <th> </th> <th>-1</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Escape Artist</th> <th>+1</th> <th> </th> <th>+1</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Gather Information</th> <th>-1</th> <th> </th> <th>-1</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Handle Animal</th> <th>-1</th> <th> </th> <th>-1</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Intimidate</th> <th>-1</th> <th> </th> <th>-1</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Knowlegdge: Astrophysics</th> <th>+26</th> <th>15</th> <th>+11</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Knowledge: Physical</th> <th>+18</th> <th>7</th> <th>+11</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Knowledge: Technology</th> <th>+23</th> <th>12</th> <th>+11</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Language</th> <th>+4</th> <th>4</th> <th> </th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Medicine</th> <th>+4</th> <th>4</th> <th> </th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Notice</th> <th>+0</th> <th> </th> <th> </th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Search</th> <th>+13</th> <th>2</th> <th>+11</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Sense Motive</th> <th>+0</th> <th> </th> <th> </th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Sleight of Hand</th> <th>+3</th> <th>2</th> <th>+1</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Stealth</th> <th>+5</th> <th>4</th> <th>+1</th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Survival</th> <th>+4</th> <th>4</th> <th> </th> <th> </th> </tr> <tr> <th>Swim</th> <th>+0</th> <th> </th> <th> </th> <th> </th> </tr> </table>

Carrying Capacity

<table width=”500”> <tr> <th>Light Load</th> <th>38lbs</th> <th>Meduim Load</th> <th>76lbs</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Heavy Load</th> <th>115lbs</th> <th>Maximum Load</th> <th>


</th> </tr> <tr> <th>Push/Drag</th> <th>575lbs</th> <th> </th> <th> </th> </tr> </table>

Anna Calhoun grew up in central Illinois, the only child of a single mother. The family was never well off, and Anna’s need for special schooling put a strain on their very limited resources. From early on, she showed a special aptitude for science and math and quickly outstripped the resources that her local public school system could provide. Her mother resisted moving her to a private school and fought with the public school administrators until an intensive accelerated learning program offered Anna a partial scholarship. However, the scholarship did not pay for everything, and Anna’s mother was forced to juggle two jobs and the long commute between their home and the school.

At sixteen, Anna graduated high school and applied for legal emancipation. She attended the University of Iowa and earned her bachelor’s degree by nineteen. At 21 she had a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned a PhD at 24. Her dissertation made a minor splash, and many observers expected her to be a leader in the field.

Although she has continued to research and publish, she has never quite lived up to those early expectations. Her personality has handicapped her at every turn. She’s cold, abrasive, seems perpetually angry, has an explosive temper, and is constantly reacting to slights both real and perceived. She has no patience for people she considers stupid—attempts at teaching, particularly undergraduates, have been spectacular failures. She bounced from school to school for years until she came to MIT about five years ago. Just when it began to seem that she had managed to find a comfortable niche in Boston, something happened.

What happened exactly is entirely unknown, though rumors abound. Within a week of her mid-semester departure, another male professor left just as abruptly. Someone heard that both scientists as well as the school had retained lawyers and that all involved were gearing up for a major lawsuit. Some reports blamed him for sexual harassment, some reports blamed her for an unspecified act of violence, still others had them swapping plagiarism charges… no one knows for sure because the entire matter ended in arbitration and a global confidentiality injunction. The man disappeared into some high-security government project, and Anna left the US for a long vacation in Europe.

Since her eruption as a nova, the Astrophysics community seems to have developed some very convenient amnesia in regards to Dr. Anna Calhoun. People who refused to speak to her now call daily, invitations are pouring in to conferences she’d been all but blackballed from a year before. She’s taking advantage of it, but she’s also rather resentful—of the fickle fame-sucking idiots, of course, not of her nova powers themselves.

Although she’s still fairly abrasive and temperamental, the circumstances of the last year or so have had an effect. The arbitration agreement from her separation from MIT included a requirement that she attend an anger-management clinic in Scotland, which in itself would not have been that successful had it not been for the little incident that occurred when her powers erupted. Her Project Eden training includes a fair bit of continued emotional counseling, as well.


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