Lt.Cmdr. Brun Bearhammer

Geoff C.'s male Ursoid "Synth" pilot


Character: “Lt.Cmdr. Brun Bearhammer”
Role-player: Geoffrey C.
Campaign: Gene D.’s " Vortex " space opera, using Fantastic Adventures in Tabletop Entertainment (FATE) 3e Starblazer Adventures / Mindjammer, Bulldogs, and Limitless Horizons

  • Date created: 5 August 2012/“1 March 2195 A.D./C.E. or 1 Terran Galactic Era
  • Date revised: 2 June 2013/“13 August 2195 A.D./C.E. or 1 T.G.E.

Species: Ursoid “Synth” (“Uplifted,” or genetically engineered bear)
Homeworld: Mars Confederacy (Sol 4)

Aspects (7):

  1. High concept: Big bad bear
  2. Foible: Serene
  3. Starting out: World champion (wrestler)
  4. Sidetracked: Early retirement
  5. Guest star: Former manager
  6. Motivation: Defender of the Sol system
  7. Adventuring: Piloting prodigy
  8. Commission: Lieutenant Commander in the Union of Solar Nations space navy

Skills (39 points total):

  • Apex, Superb (1 at +5; should be unique to the party):
    • Starship Pilot (mundane) — includes navigation (space)/astrogation
  • Great (2 at +4):
    • Might (physical) — strength
    • Starship Gunnery (combat) — including missiles
  • Good (3 at +3):
    • Endurance (physical) — stamina
    • Guns (combat) — includes energy weapons, slug throwers
    • Intimidation (social) — interrogation
  • Fair (4 at +2):
    • Alertness (perception) — mostly passive, see Investigation
    • Athletics (physical) — acrobatics, agility, sports
    • Gambling (mundane)
    • Resolve (social) — similar to D20 willpower
    • Ship Systems (craft) — includes communications, scanning, life support, electronic countermeasures; grants ships an extra stunt/gear
  • Average (6 at +1):
    • Empathy (social/perception) — similar to D20 sense motive
    • Engineering (mundane)
    • Rapport (social) — Charm
    • Resources (mundane) — wealth, includes assets, brokerage
    • Science (knowledge) — includes computers, medicine, to specialize
    • Survival (mundane) — includes Animal Handler, EVA, Medic; by terrain type


Refresh: 7 Fate points left (after stunts)


  • Health: 7 (5 base +2 for endurance)
  • Composure: 6 (5 base + 1 for resolve)
  • Consequences: Mild (-2) to Moderate (-4), Severe (-6), and Extreme (-8)


  • Primary weapon: Wrestler
  • Secondary weapon: Grenade launcher
  • Ship function: Pilot

Character history/background notes:

In early March of 2195/1 T.G.E., Brun encountered a band of adventurers at the Red Butterfly Casino in Hellas Park, capital of the Mars Confederacy. He played poker with Jim Delaney and the following people:

  • Lt. Max Tevis-male Terran human, officer in the Union of Solar Nations; met Jax in a pilot bar in New Shanghai, invited him to canyon race
  • Eddie Padjem” [Beruk/Non-Player Character]-male Terran (Indian) human with military experience at the Red Butterfly Casino
  • Thuvia” [Sara/N.P.C.]-female Martian Felinoid (lynx-like humanoid) scout, quiet and wary of humans
  • Purkdak” [Josh/N.P.C.]-male Martian human businessman with investments from Earth
  • Erlik” [Robin/N.P.C.]-male Martian cyborg with bionic hand; doesn’t like small stakes or Terrans; killed by five Canid bandits

When five Canid (“Uplifted” canine) bandits tried to rob the casino, Brun helped fight them off, throwing tables and bravely facing down laser rifles. He later asked Orion Starchaser for help getting offworld and away from ongoing conflicts involving indentured wrestlers and the Synth Liberation Front.

Sometime later, while in the Asteroid Belt, Lt.Cmdr. Kevin Reese recruited the Ursoid for his homeworld security task force. Brun agreed, and served aboard the Blackbird as it was reassigned from traveling with the Dauntless to accompany the Pina Colada in May 2195/1 T.G.E.

In August 2195 A.D./C.E. (or 1 T.G.E.), Brun accepted a promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Union of Solar Nations space navy in reward for his participation in missions for a homeworld security task force.

FATE 3e “Vortex” space opera Player Characters

Crew of the yacht Pina Colada: [ Don’t delete! ]

  • Capt. Jasmine” [Sara F., primary ]-female Martian Felinoid “Synth” (“Uplifted” tiger), former pit fighter and crewmember of the Appomattox, now captain of the Pina Colada searching for a homeworld for her people
  • Hector Chavez” [Beruk A., primary ]-male Terran human, former spy and crewmember on the Appomattox, cautious engineer and communications expert
  • Chris McKee /Agent Prometheus” [Josh C., primary ]-male Terran human, former assassin for the eugenicists at Black Box Security Co., sniper and seeker aboard the Blackbird and Pina Colada
  • Orion Starchaser” [Geoff C., primary-male Pomuyan (blue telepathic humanoid alien), irrepressible mystic and thrill-seeking galactic hitchhiker
  • Dr. Srinu Pahul” [Byron V.O., primary ]-male Terran “near-human” (genetically modified) xenobiologist, curious and confident planetary patriot; with robots MEGAN and PEPE
  • Lt.Cmdr. Kevin Reese” [Bruce K., primary ]-male Terran “near-human” (cyborg), former Interplanetary Patrol officer and member of the Blackbird and Dauntless crews; defender of the homeworld
  • Chiron” [Dexter V.H., primary ]-male (secretly android) pilot, assigned to assess and protect humanity

Crew of the experimental scout ship Blackbird:

  • Lt. Sebastian Growlick” [Bruce K., secondary ]-male Felinoid “Synth” (“Uplifted” lion), elite soldier and acting commander of the refitted Blackbird
  • Tela” [Sara F., secondary ]-female Tharian (gargoyle-like alien), escapee from the Encegulans (slug-like slavers), fond of humans; engineer with boyfriend Kedar
  • Tariq Asrad Saladin” [Beruk A., secondary ]-male Terran “near-human” (mutant) wanderer with a past, investigator
  • Lord Wallace Tubbington” [Josh C., secondary ]-male Olvar (arboreal, mammal-like alien) swashbuckler and diplomat for the Kharvamid Alliance
  • Brun” [Geoff C., secondary ]-male Martian Ursoid “Synth” (“Uplifted” bear), former wrestler, pilot
  • Sgt. Nathan A. Jessup” [Byron V.O., secondary ]-male Terran human, gung-ho member of the North American Aerospace Marine Corps
  • Enkidu Aristheon” [Dexter V.H., secondary ]-male Seranen (pale empathic humanoid alien) exile, wilderness survival expert curious about Terrans and the Zarkonian threat; with sphinx-like companion Glaucon

See other records for the previous crews of the Blackbird, Appomattox, and Gryphon.

Lt.Cmdr. Brun Bearhammer

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