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Spring-Heeled Jack

Spring-Heeled Jack is a mysterious creature existing in the Chronicles of Darkness. He features in SAS: A Night With Jack Bullet-pdf .

History Edit

Spring-Heeled Jack comes from Victorian era folklore, and descriptions of him vary from being demonic in appearance to merely a gentleman of the age. One of the universal traits for Jack, despite his appearance, is his ability to leap high into the air, jumping from the ground to rooftops effortlessly. Along with this, Jack was almost universally known to antagonize men and try to molest women. In regards to the latter, Jack's methods vary; it might be as harmless as attempting to solicit a kiss from a woman, or as violent as sexual assault.

In the Chronicles of Darkness, Spring-Heeled Jack is essentially the same as his real-life folklore counterpart, with his jumping ability and penchant for troubling people being core to his character.[1] The exception is that Jack's origins are left open to Storyteller interpretation, due to his enigmatic persona.

Origins Edit

While Spring-Heeled Jack's past is malleable to fit the needs of the chronicle, several potential elements are provided to build upon his character if a Storyteller wishes to do so.

Essentially, Spring-Heeled Jack can be any of the supernatural races that live in the World of Darkness, or something else all together. For instance, Jack could be a Changeling that's been irritating the populace since the 1700's, or a new form of Promethean that was recently unleashed upon the world, or even a very confused vampire or werewolf.

Character Sheet Edit

Spring-Heeled Jack[2]

Mental: Intelligence 2, Wits 3, Resolve 2
Physical: Strength 5, Dexterity 3, Stamina 4
Social: Presence 3, Manipulation 1, Composure 2

Skills: Academics 1, Investigation (Stalking People) 2, Occult 1, Athletics (Jumping) 5, Brawl (Claws) 3, Larceny 2, Stealth 2, Expression 1, Intimidation 4, Streetwise 2
Merits: Danger Sense 1, Fast Reflexes 1, Fleet of Foot 3

Health: 9
Willpower: 4
Morality: N/A
Size: 5
Speed: 16
Defense: 3
Initiative Mod: 4

Supernatural Powers: Dread Claws, Fire-Breathing, Mighty Leap

References Edit

  1. SAS: A Night With Jack Bullet-pdf p 3
  2. SAS: A Night With Jack p 4

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