Creatures created out of the devastation of an atomic war, nuclear shadows are ghostly beings that look like flat, white silhouettes of humanoids with smudged black auras surrounding them. They continually moan and howl in pain and glow with a faint luminescence in the dark.
The shadows are incorporeal spirits and are dangerously radioactive. They hate all life and seek to destroy any living creature that approaches them. The touch of a nuclear shadow inflicts terrible burns – and possibly a lingering radiation sickness that will kill her in a matter of days.
Any character who is killed by damage inflicted by a nuclear shadow or dies from the radiation sickness inflicted by one will become a nuclear shadow after death. The character’s body explodes with nuclear flames until only the blasted silhouette of a nuclear shadow remains.
Physical attacks have no effect on these creatures. They can be affected by magic, miracles, and psionics. They are considered enemies by any any mythos that has the concept of evil spirits.
Typical Nuclear Shadow
Reflexes 3D+2: brawling 4D, dodge 4D, flying 4D+1
Perception 3D+1: search 4D, tracking 4D
Presence 3D: con 5D+1, intimidation 4D, willpower 5D
Strength Damage: 1D
Move: 20 (flying)
Fate Points: 0
Body Points: 17
Character Points: 3
Wound levels: 3
Disadvantages: Advantage Flaw: Infection (R3), a target killed bya nuclear shadow through damage or sickness becomes a nuclear shadow herself; Hindrance: Atypical Movement (R1), flying only
Special Abilities: Attack Resistance: Non-enchanted Weapons (R10), +10D to damage resistance rolls against relevant attacks; Flight (R2), base flying Move 20; Natural Hand-to-Hand Weapon: Energy Touch (R4), damage +4D, with Additional Effect (R6), when damage beats damage resistance total by 8 points or more, the victim is afflicted with radiation sickness, which kills her in a number of days equal to 3 times the number in front of the “D” of her Physique or stamina score – a medicine total of 28 or more cures the sickness