As we announced earlier this week, to celebrate the release of Sacred Band’s Nisaba edition, we are giving you the Mutants & Masterminds stats for the five members of the team, one per day. Today’s instalment is the elementalist Llorona !
Here’s the introduction to this series from Monday, just in case this is the first blog post you’ve found:
“My writing compatriots often joke with me that I write novels like a game designer: eighty thousand words into world building before I realize that I need a plot and some characters. In the case of Sacred Band, the joke is literal truth, though.
As part of my character design, I decided to turn to a familiar “language” for my development of Gauss, Deosil, Sentinel, Optic, and Llorona – the language of game mechanics. Specifically, the Mutants & Masterminds rule set. Building my protagonists in that system allowed me to make decisions on things like abilities and limitations as a structured undertaking.
Of course, when the story needed something that the rules didn’t or couldn’t account for, the story won out, but having that starting line to apply my creativity to in the first place made the process much easier than just writing into a blank space entirely.”
Echoing during the Houston Event in the mid-80s, Llorona has seen much of superhero history first-hand. Named for a tragic figure from Mexican folklore, Llorona’s power is sonic in origin, a terrifying wail that she can use to make herself ghostly and intangible for as long as she can maintain the shriek. She works for the Golden Cross, a superpowered organization that helps with natural and man-made disasters the world over, which puts her in a position to sometimes see the worst humanity has to offer…but to then also do something about it!
Sacred Band is now on sale in the Green Ronin Online Store (in print or in ebook) and on Amazon (in print or for Kindle). It’s even available in ebook on DrivethruRPG. Look for it at your local retailer as well!
We hope you’ve enjoyed these character sheets for the cast of Sacred Band. Be sure to let us know if your group uses them in your games of Mutants & Masterminds!