Bishop Jabar

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A character in The Polysemous Foundation.

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  • Description and Background:His name is Bishop. His family’s Egyptian but they’ve been living in London since the Blitz. Bishop went to school, did mediocre in grades, but his reflexes and height got into the RAF. After some , he became a go-to driver--he was socially invisible, polite, and could handle a vehicle. He drove politicians and VIP’s around the streets of London for four years, eventually becoming a favored driver for a member of the House of Lords.

Whatever he was into, Bishop didn’t ask, but he knew it wasn’t normal politician stuff. One night he was driving the boss home from some deal in the middle of nowhere, Scotland. Two days later, the old man was dead, and Bishop fainted in a tea house. Waking up, he found out he had a tumor the size of a walnut that wasn’t there at the last health check and six months to live.

Some representatives came to him in the hospital, gave him some pills, a new ID and nationality, and a job. Bishop is severely hoping that he’s a good man doing bad things for good reasons.

  • Aspects:
    • Englishman in New York: Bishop has an obvious English accent, is Egyptian decent, and is frankly a bit on the short side. Invoke to seem mysterious or unique, drive on the wrong side of the road, or to get people to like the way I say “Aluminium”. Compel to stick out like a sore thumb or be memorable, draw the attention of close-minded nativists, or make him feel away from home.
    • Sex on Wheels: Bishop naturally operates vehicles like he’s got a personal soundtrack, but it’s the fact that he does his homework that really makes him a professional transport. He practices routs, reads road almanacs to go to sleep, and can wax about how the use of smartphones has altered traffic flows. Invoke to remain cool under a running gun battle at 80mph, know a back route during rush hour, or be able to talk shop about cars. Compel to require a good evening of planning routes and researching, causing more troubles during a car chase (“yes, this does require us going through a farmer’s market”), or D-Train and the other FAst and Furious crowd causing grief.
    • The Good Soldier: Bishop has been trained by both the military and the whims of the rich and powerful. He’s reliable, precise, and pays attention, and yes he does know how you like your coffee. Invoke to do grunt work fast and smart, make sure orders are followed, and be calm when someone shoves a gun in his face. Compel to piss off somebody with his tight-ass demeanor, interfere with his ability to flirt, or make sure that he sticks to the plan.


  • Rank 5: Pilot
  • Rank 4: Cohesion, Resolve, Athletics, Endurance
  • Rank 3: Firearms, Diplomacy, Perception
  • Rank 2: Intimidation, Assets, Strategy, Stealth
  • Rank 1: Network, Underworld, Network, Concierge, Engineer--Hardware, Melee, Research


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  • 1 Neura-Surge: Your body is threaded with an augmented nervous system. When activated, the neura-surge system sends your mind and body into overdrive, allowing you to move and process information so quickly that the world around you appears to slow down. Activating this Augmentation is an Instant Action, and may even be used to interrupt another character’s turn. Once activated, you may immediately perform a Simple Action. You may not activate this Augmentation more than once per turn. The neura-surge stresses the muscles and nervous system of the body to their physical limits. As such, you must perform an Endurance test to activate this Augmentation. If you fail, the neura-surge activates, but you suffer an amount of physical stress equal to the amount by which you failed. The activation difficulty is increased by +1 for each subsequent use of this Augmentation in the same scene. Activation Time: Instant. Action Difficulty: 4. Duration: Turn.
  • 2 Performance Enhanced. Your Endurance is increased by 1.
  • 3 Gills. Your neck sports a set of concealed fish- like gills. You are now capable of drawing oxygen out of water filtered through your gills. You can still breathe air as well. You are asking yourself why the fuck the Foundation gave you gills. It's in case you need to crash a vehicle into the water.
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  • Stress:
    • Physical: 0/X
    • Mental: 0/X +8
    • System: 0/X

  • Consequences:
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    • System:


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