Tariq Asrad Saladin

Beruk A.'s male "near-human" in Gene D.'s FATE 3e "Vortex" telecom space opera


Character: “Tariq Asrad Saladin”
Role-player: Beruk A.
Campaign: Gene D.’s " Vortex " space opera, using Fantastic Adventures in Tabletop Entertainment (FATE) 3e Starblazer Adventures / Mindjammer, Bulldogs, and Limitless Horizons

  • Date created: 14 November 2011/“26 October 2194 A.D./C.E. or 0 Terran Galactic Era
  • Date revised: 2 June 2012/“13 August 2195 A.D./C.E. or 1 T.G.E.

Species: “Near human” (mutant)
Homeworld: Earth/Terra/Sol 3, Turkey

Aspects (7):

  1. High concept: Eternal wanderer
  2. Foible: Hopeless knight-errant
  3. Starting out: Studied under many masters
  4. Sidetracked: Sole survivor
  5. Guest star: Members of the tribe
  6. Motivation: Hunting ghosts of his past
  7. Adventuring: Authentic Renaissance man
  8. Past: Old School wizard in a new school world

Skills (39 points total):

  • Superb (1 at +5 Apex):
    • Resolve (social) — similar to D20 willpower
  • Great (3 at +4):
    • Fists (unarmed combat) — includes Brawling, close combat, Micro-G combat
    • Weapons (combat) — includes hand-to-hand
    • Mysteries (knowledge) — ki/chi/qi
  • Good (3 at +3):
    • Alertness (perception) — mostly passive, see Investigation
    • Psychic Psionics
    • Science (knowledge) — medicine
  • Fair (4 at +2):
    • Academics (knowledge) — history
    • Athletics (physical) — acrobatics, agility, sports
    • Endurance (physical) — stamina
    • Investigation (perception) — more active notice; see Alertness
  • Average (5 at +1):
    • Art (craft/knowledge) — by medium
    • Empathy (social/perception) — similar to D20 sense motive
    • Survival (mundane) — includes Animal Handler, EVA, Medic; by terrain type
    • Rapport (social/perception) — similar to D20 sense motive
    • Ship Systems (craft) — includes communications, scanning, life support, electronic countermeasures; grants ships an extra stunt/gear
    • Might (physical)—strength


  • Inner Strength (Resolve; p. 145 “SBA”)
  • Demoralizing Stance (Fists; p. 113_Bulldogs_)
  • Linguist (Academics; p. 145 “SBA”)
  • Personal Artifact: Bow of Indra (fires charged arrows, from Vatican horde Mysteries; p.175 Starblazer Adventures) +4 to electrical, plasma, or sonic damage
  • Regeneration (Mysteries; p. 257 “SBA”)
  • Right Place, Right Time (Resolve; p. 119 Bulldogs)
  • _Still Standing (Resolve; p. 145 “SBA”)

Refresh: 5 Fate points remaining (after stunts)


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


  • Chrysalis guitar
  • Clothing, for a variety of situations
  • Medical kit
  • Space/vac suit
  • Vest (absorbs 1 consequence)
  • Bracers


  • Arrows, Telescopic, Shatter/Frag, and screeching arrow
  • Bow of Indra
  • Cane/staff/spear, collapsing
  • Chakrams, various knives, cane weapons
  • swords

Ship roles: Medic, marine

Eshe Kalisha


Tariq Asrad Saladin was born in the Near East at an unspecified date. He entered a monastery and eventually learned of his metahuman abilities. He then wandered the world [see also Gene D.’s D20 Etherscope: “Gaslight Grimoire” steampunk scenarios].

Shortly before open and official First Contact between Terrans and interstellar societies, Tariq left the Sol system and traveled with the Ma’ari (diminutive pale humanoid wanderers; created by Jenna R.P.) aboard their Talari (ark ship) the Cyan Horizon. It was with them that he encountered the explorers aboard the Blackbird. He joined them after an apparent REM drive malfunction and eventually returned to Earth via the Precursor gate near Oasis Station.

Tariq is still seeking enlightenment, and he recognizes the opportunities posed by traveling the galaxy, as well as the threat posed to humanity by the approaching Zarkonian Armada….

Appearance/image links: To come?

FATE 3e “Vortex: Terra’s Pride” space opera Player Characters

Crew of the experimental scout ship Blackbird:

  • Lt.Cmdr. 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 III” [Josh C., secondary ]-male Olvar (arboreal, mammal-like alien) swashbuckler and diplomat for the Kharvamid Alliance
  • Lt.Cmdr. Brun Bearhammer” [Geoff C., secondary ]-male Martian Ursoid “Synth” (“Uplifted” bear), former wrestler, pilot
  • Lt. 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

Crew of the yacht Pina Colada:

  • Cmdr. 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
  • Capt. 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.

Tariq Asrad Saladin

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