Enkidu Aristheon

Dexter V.H.'s male Seranen wilderness survival expert


Character: “Enkidu Aristheon”
Role-player: Dexter V.H.
Campaign: Gene D.’s " Vortex " space opera, using Fantastic Adventures in Tabletop Entertainment (FATE) 3e Starblazer Adventures / Mindjammer, Bulldogs, and Limitless Horizons

  • Date created: 6 January 2013/“May 2195 A.D./C.E. or 1 Terran Galactic Era
  • Date revised: 17 April 2013/“1 August 2195 A.D./C.E. or 1 T.G.E.

Species: Saranen (see below)
Homeworld: Seranus/Tokera 4, about 35 parsecs from Sol

Aspects (7):

  1. High concept: Wilderness scout
  2. Foible: Tree hugger (respects all life)
  3. Starting out: First Contact prodigy
  4. Sidetracked: Family exiled
  5. Guest star: The Justicar
  6. Motivation: Hunting for third part of soul
  7. Adventuring: Atonement and sharing quest for harmony

Skills (35 points total):

  • Apex, Superb (1 at +5; should be unique to the party):
    • Survival, planetary (mundane) — includes animal handler, tracking
  • Great (2 at +4):
    • Alertness (perception) — mostly passive, see Investigation
    • Stealth (subterfuge)
  • Good (3 at +3):
    • Athletics (physical) — acrobatics, agility, sports
    • Empathy (social/perception)
    • Guns (combat) — includes energy weapons, slug throwers
  • Fair (4 at +2):
    • Drive (mundane) — surface vehicles
    • Mysteries (knowledge) — includes psionics and some alien technology
    • Psionics (knowledge) — see Mindjammer and Bulldogs
    • Weapons (combat) — includes hand-to-hand
  • Average (6 at +1):
    • Fists (combat) — includes Brawling, close combat, Micro-G combat
    • Pilot (mundane) — includes aerospace vehicles, astrogation
    • Resolve (social) — similar to D20 willpower
    • Science (knowledge) — specializing in planetology and xenobiology
    • Ship Systems (craft) — includes communications, scanning, life support, electronic countermeasures; grants ships an extra stunt/gear
  • To add: Investigation, Endurance, Rapport?

Stunts (mostly from Bulldogs):

  • Animal Companion (Survival; grants +1 bonus to relevant skills/stunt to character when it’s present): Glaucon (sphinx-like alien)
    • Skills: Endurance, Survival
    • Stunt: Flight (winged)
  • Crystals, psionic amplifiers , similar to Cheyenne stones (+3 to range, effect) from Vatican horde — shared with Orion Starchaser
  • Danger Sense (Alertness) — +2 on defense vs. surprise
  • Experienced Survivor — reduces penalties from unfamiliar environments by two
  • Telepathic Link (Psychic/Psionics) — one-on-one communication, images only
  • Track the Soul (Empathy) — use Empathy instead of Investigation to track

Refresh: 6 Fate points remaining (after stunts)


  • Health: 5
  • Composure: 5
  • Consequences: Mild (-2) to Moderate (-4), Severe (-6), and Extreme (-8)


  • Camping/survival gear — backpack, bedroll, first aid kit, flashlight, grapnel/pitons, inflatable raft, rope, solar generator, tent, utility belt/harness, water purifiers/bottles
  • Clothing — shipboard coveralls, formal robes
  • Microcomputer, portable, with universal translator
  • Multiscanner, TEMPEST (telescopic/microscopic, electromagnetic, psionic, sonic, and Transit [FTL energy]) — handheld, +2 to Investigation
  • Space/vacc suit, armored (-3 consequences)

Weapons (bonuses are to hit, damage):

  • Bolas, +2, entangle, electrostun
  • Machete, collapsing +2
  • Pistol, stun darts +3
  • Rifle, laser hunting/sniper +4

Ship roles: Marine aboard the refitted Blackbird and Pina Colada

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Seranus is a lush earthlike planet, the fourth of seven orbiting Tokara, a red dwarf about 35 parsecs rimward from the Sol system in the Milky Way Galaxy’s Orion Arm. The humanoid Seranens evolved from organisms that resemble both Terran plants and animals. They share an empathic link with many life forms on their world.

Seranens appear to be well-muscled, hairless bipeds with humanlike faces and pale blue or white skin. They’re just over two meters tall and live up to about 200 Terran years. They are gentle and graceful, but can move quickly when necessary. A philosophical species, the Seranens took several thousand years to gradually develop a technological civilization capable of interstellar travel (only a few centuries ago). They have colonized a few neighboring systems and have joined the Kharvamid Alliance.

Seranens get along well with the Olvar (arboreal mammal-like otaku), the Trinoids (trilateral amphibious biologists), Ma’ari (diminutive pale wanderers), and Pomuyans (blue-furred mystics). They are less certain about the more technologically oriented insectoid Nethians, arachnid Nolath, or slug-like Encegulans. Seranens are curious about the more aggressive Gustrall (orange-furred, antlered, raptor-like flightless avian warriors), Ru’ulok (heavy-gravity reptilian pirates), and Terrans (humans, “near-humans,” “Synths”). The Seranens take the threat posed by the approaching Zarkonian Armada very seriously.

Enkidu Aristheon was selected at an early age by the Survey Bureau because he demonstrated an aptitude for diplomacy with aliens. His family was exiled to atone for the deeds of his older brother, who killed someone’s “soul partner” in self-defense. The Justicar was assigned to roam the universe to enforce Seranus law, even beyond their worlds.

Enkidu began wandering the galaxy beyond Seranus space in search of his “third soul,” which he couldn’t find on his homeworld. Enkidu’s companion is Glaucon, a sphinx-like creature with wings and multiple keen eyes. As part of the atonement process, Enkidu wants to help other people find peace with themselves and nature.

FATE 3e “Vortex” space opera Player Characters Team 5c, telecom Team 3, crew of the Gryphon, as of autumn 2012:

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 and robot Dr. Bucket
  • Tariq Asrad Saladin” [Beruk A., secondary ]-male Terran “near-human” (mutant) wanderer with a past, investigator
  • Lord Wallace Tubbington III” [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

“Vortex” Team 5c (3) Player Character rosters: Crew of the yacht Pina Colada:

  • 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

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

Enkidu Aristheon

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