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Ger Richie's Status
Basic Information
Name: Ger Richie Species: Human
Age: 53 Sex: Male
Class: Faith Shooter Affinity: Lawful Good
Description
An employee at the Jewellery Store, 'Smile like Lyle'. He has led a simple life floating from one job to another the entire time due to being repeatedly fired for breaking the peace in order to enact his own sense of justice onto evil-doers. Few things matter to the aged man now, but the most important thing that he values is his step-daughters whom he loves dearly.
Energies
Lifeforce: 864/1000  Stamina: 93/1000
Stats
Dexterity: 10(12) Accuracy: 10(12)
Faith: 10(12)  

 'Faith Shooter? This must be what he was talking about. Higher Identification,' Daz thought before he identified the class and all of its related skills to see if 'Ger' had been telling the truth, but Daz suspected that he had been due to the man's affinity.

Faith Shooter
Description
A defender of the creed. The sidearm is the guiding light of the dark path that those of faith must tread, but he who seeks the Faith, shall have the faith seek thee.
Class Bonuses
Stats dexterity, accuracy and faith are increased by 20%
Grants skills, Rapid Reload, Prayer, Never Give Up, Defend Thy Faith
Grants 50% more affinity with Angels and Minor Deities

'What the hell? It's like a carbon copy of my class, but with slight alterations. I guess the system can't make everything unique,' Daz mumbled in thought before he moved on to the skills.

Rapid Reload [E-Rank (Middle Tier)]
Description
The staple skill of any well-respected sidearm specialist.
Abilities
Increases the speed of reloading weapons by 20%.
Makes reloading 20% easier.

 

Prayer [C-Rank (Lower Tier)]
Description
A skill that is common amongst those who dedicate their lives to their religion.
Abilities
Allows the host to 'pray' twice per day. Each prayer may be heard by a God who may choose to answer it.

 

Never Give Up [D-Rank (Higher Tier)]
Description
A skill granted only to those of incredible will.
Abilities
Allows the host to continue after the primary energy has been depleted by consuming their lifeforce.

 

Defend Thy Faith [A-Rank (Lower Tier)]
Description
A skill only the pure may obtain to protect what they love.
Abilities
Whenever the host feels the thing most important to them being threatened, automatically attacks the origin of the threat as efficiently as possible.

"Ah, I see. Defend Thy Faith? Don't worry; I won't hurt your step-daughters, Ger. So long as they don't hurt me first," Daz said with a smile. He had found something interesting. A few things interesting in fact, and wished to talk with Ger and experiment with his Prayer skill, so he wanted to befriend the man now, despite the fact that the guard had accidentally shot him in the head.

Ger was petrified. How did Daz know his skill's name? How did he know the girls were his step-daughters? How did he know who he was? Who had he accidentally shot in the forehead?! However, thankfully, Ger wasn't stupid, and his faith stat let him know if someone was lying, to a very minute degree, which was almost negligible, but so far, he could detect no falsehoods in Daz's words, which relieved him.

"T-Thank you, Lord...?" Ger asked with a quake to his voice. He was still scared and didn't know how to address the apparently quite powerful youth in front of him. The young man had asked him to call the moving hunk of blue rocks as 'Lord', so he assumed the same would be true of himself.

"Just Daz is fine, but you need to call Rimmy 'Lord' since you disrespected him. You might argue that you also disrespected me by shooting me in the head, but that wasn't your fault, your words, however, were," Daz said in complete seriousness. There was no messing around when it came to Daz's friends, so he had to make sure that Rimmy was respected properly, even if the Golem himself couldn't care less.

After taking the silence from Ger as confirmation, he continued, "Good. Now, You guys don't seem to be doing too well. Lemme bring you back to my base, and I can take care of all four of you, what do you say?"

Ger had a look of hesitation on his face which Daz noticed and got worried about. He really wanted to experiment with Ger's skills, and maybe the other three's abilities, so he decided to add something else to the mix. "I can guarantee food and drinks as well as me killing all of your monsters for you every day if you want. All I need in exchange is all of the jewels here and your compliance if I ask you to do something with your skills. That's all, I swear."

Daz had said all that he could and then turned around to start stuffing his pockets full of gem-encrusted and jewelled accessories while he waited for a response. Daz assumed the four would need to discuss, well, three. The man on the ground was still mumbled, but now it was something along the lines of 'my jewels... please... no steal'. 

Daz saw out of the corner of his eye, that after taking a few seconds to calm his step-daughters down, Ger had begun talking to them in a hushed yet gentle tone. Daz took this opportunity to identify the other three survivors.

Sarah Richie's Status
Basic Information
Name: Sarah Richie Species: Human
Age: 23 Sex: Female
Class: Sorceress of Nature Affinity: Neutral
Description
A simple college student who was majoring in Cell Biology. She is highly impressionable and loves her twin sister greatly.
Energies
Lifeforce: 1000/1000  Stamina: 368/1000
Worldforce: 200/200  
Stats
Intelligence: 10(12) World Affinity: 10(12)
Wisdom: 10(12)  

 

Ellie Richie's Status
Basic Information
Name: Ellie Richie Species: Human
Age: 23 Sex: Female
Class: Sorceress of Machinery Affinity: Lawful Good
Description
A simple college student who was majoring in Machine Tool Technology. She takes after her role model, her step-father a lot. She also loves her twin sister greatly.
Energies
Lifeforce: 1000/1000 Stamina: 303/1000
Worldforce: 200/200  
Stats
Intelligence: 10(12) World Affinity: 10(12)
Wisdom: 10(12)  

 

Lyle Middleton's Status
Basic Information
Name: Lyle Middleton Species: Human
Age: 31 Sex: Male
Class: Novice Syringer Affinity: Chaotic Good
Description
The owner of the store 'Smile like Lyle'. He has always loved his parents. However, they never returned his love and viewed him as a chess piece to continue the family business, which drove him to depression, and eventually, drugs. He managed to find independence with his own business in selling jewellery, but his habit of doing drugs had never left him.
Energies
Lifeforce: 1000/1000 Stamina: 52/1000
Stats
Constitution: 10(12) Regeneration: 10(12)
Wisdom: 10(12)  

 'Sorceresses?! Now I need them to join me!' Daz though in excitement. He was quite clearly happy at the prospect of magic-wielding companions to experim- adventure with!

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