Roberto's Familiar

Roberto's Character Sheet
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Don Diaz el Cidito

Cidito is an orange tabby tomcat of girth and gumption, large and fat, one eyed with a scarred face, and a taste for both wine and mischief.


Magic Might: 13 (Ignem)
Season: Summer (plus six years as a Familiar)
Characteristics: Int +1, Per +1, Com +1, Pre -2, Str -4, Sta +1, Dex +2, Quick +3
Size: -2
Confidence: 2 (5)
Personality Traits: Cocky +5, Curious +4, Cat* +3, Mischievous* +3, Optimistic +3, Reckless +3, Timid -1, Loyal to Roberto +3, Likes wine +1, Introspective +1
Reputations: Ornery 2 (local)


+3 Charmed Life (Luck), +1 Large, +1 Puissant Brawl, +1 Self Confident, +1 Perfect Balance, +1 Puissant Awareness, +1 Sharp Ears, +1 Tough; +1* True Friend


-3 Overconfident, -1 Carefree, -1 Magical Friend, -1 Missing Ear, -1 Missing Eye, -1 Nocturnal, -1 Obese, -1 Reckless
Natural Qualities: Ambush Predator, Crafty, Good Jumper, Skilled Climber, Thick Fur

Magical Qualities:

+6 Personal Powers (x6), +3 Greater Immunity: Heat & Flames, +3 Improved Powers (x3), +1 Improved Damage (claws), +1 Arcane Lore, +1 Gift of Speech, +1 Gift of Tongues, +1 Unaffected by the Gift

Magical Inferiorites:

-3 Restricted Powers; -1 Essential Flaw (Mischievous), -1 Environmental Sensitivity (extreme cold), -1 Slow Power, -1 Susceptible to Deprivation


Claws: Init +2, Atk +12. Def +14, Dmg +1
Teeth: Init +3, Atk +12, Def +11, Dmg -3
Soak: +6
Fatigue: OK, 0, -1, -3, -5, KO
Wounds: -1 Lt (1-3), -3 Med (4-6), -5 Hvy (7-9), Incap (10-12), Dead (13+)


Language of Cats 5 (meow), Athletics 3 (jumping), Awareness 4+2 (night), Artes Liberales 1 (literacy), Brawl 5+2 (claws), Carouse 1 (stay sober), Concentration 2 (radiate heat), Charm 1 (wit), Faerie Lore 1 (sea), Finesse 3 (accuracy), Folk Ken 2 (covenfolk), Guile 1 (feign innocence), Hunt 4 (birds), Intrigue 1 (allies), Leadership 3 (intimidation), Magic Lore 1 (beasts), Magic Theory 3 (5xp) (Ignem), Order of Hermes Lore 1 (familiars), Penetration 1 (changed form), Profession-Scribe 1 (copy), Profession-Seaman 1 (recon), Profession-Soldier 1 (patrol), Stealth 4 (stalk), Survival 1 (near human settlement)


Radiance of the Fiery Tomcat

1 point, Init +2, Ignem
R: Per, D: Conc, T: Ind
Cidito can radiate heat by concentrating, with varying levels of intensity ranging from enough to warm a companion while sleeping, ambient enough to heat a small room, or as intense as to be hot to the touch (enough to inflict damage equal to a stress die +0) and able to ignite very flammable items (such as parchment or dry wood shavings). He can mitigate his Environmental Sensitivity to Extreme Cold using this power, but this requires him to maintain the power with Concentration at a -3 penalty.
CrIg5 (base 3, +1 Conc, +1 variable heat)
Personal Power (5 levels)

Cat like a Shadow in the Fire

0 points, Init +1, Imaginem
R: Per, D: Special, T: Ind
By remaining still while touching fire (such as sitting in a fireplace or a campfire), Cidito can remain invisible as long as he chooses until he breaks the spell by moving from the flame.
PeIm10 (base 4, +2 Sun)
Personal Power (10 levels); Improved Power, 1pnts (-1 cost); Restricted Power

Transportation of the Transient Tabby

0 points, Init -1 (after 1 round), Animal
R: Per, D: Mom, T: Ind
Cidito can instantly transport himself to any location that he can perceive or has an Arcane Connection with (often using his Scent Marking power). The caveat is that he can only do this when unobserved. In addition to the Restriction, this is also a Slow Power and it takes at least a full round of walking "around the corner".
ReAn35 (Base 35)
Personal Power (35 levels); Improved Power, 4pnts (-4 cost); Restricted Power, Slow Power

Always Land Safely

0 points, Init +1, Animal
R: Per, D: Constant, T: Ind
No matter what height or angle he falls or leaps from, even a botched jumping roll, Cidito always lands safely on his feet unharmed. He could fall into a vat of acid, and somehow land on the ledge or on something floating.
ReAn15 (base 4, +3 Constant)
Personal Power (15 levels), Improved Power, 2pnts (-2 cost)

Augmentation of the Angry Tomcat

1 point, Init +2, Animal
R: Per, D: Diam, T: Ind
Cidito puffs up and increases his Size by one or two points (from -2 to -1 or +0). Each point of increase adds +2 to Damage and +1 to Wound Increments, but lowers Defense by 1 point. He can shrink down to normal when desired.
MuAn20 (base 4, +2 Sun, +1 potentially greater size, +1 adjustable)
Personal Power (20 levels); Improved Power, 1pnt (-1 cost)

The Proper Beast

0 points, Init +1, Animal
R: Per, D: Sun, T: Ind
Cidito can take on human-like features, such as being able to walk upright and hands that can use tools. But this is by no means a human form and he is still obviously a cat. Indeed, though unnatural, the change cannot be noticed unless he is walking upright or using his hand (or his paws are closely examined, think "Puss in Boots" or "Garfield").
MuAn20 (base 5, +3 Constant)
Personal Power (20 levels), Improved Power, 2pnts (-2 cost)

Scent Marking

0 points, Init +1, Vim
R: Touch, D: Constant, T: Ind
Cidito can create an Arcane Connection by "Scent Marking" a subject. This most usually takes the form of rubbing his head up against a human or an object, but he can also mark a specific location by spraying (in tomcat fashion). This power is Restricted in that these Arcane Connections can only be used in conjunction with his Transportation power.
CrVi15 (base 3, +1 Touch, +3 Constant)
Personal Power (15 levels); Improved Power, 2pnts (-2 cost), Restricted Power

Cat's Eyes

0 points, Init +0, Imaginem
R: Per, D: Constant, T: Ind
Cidito can see clearly even in total darkness.
InIm30 (base 3, +3 Constant, +4 Vision)
Personal Power (30 levels); Improved Power, 3pnts (-3 cost)

Familiar Bond:

Bond Total: 35 (Rego Ignem)
Familiar Bonding Level: 24
Bond Cost: 8 Ignem

Cord Scores:

Gold +1, Silver +2, Bronze +2


7 pawns
CrMe15 Complex Mental Communication (Roberto to Cidito)
CrMe15 Complex Mental Communication (Cidito to Roberto)
MuIm21 Disguise of the Transformed Image (Base 4, +1 Touch, +1 Concentration, five levels Bond Maintains, six levels for fifty uses per day), Effect Expiry of 70 years; Roberto can disguise Cidito as any other cat, but generally it is used to disguise the cat’s battle scars and disfigurements, indulging Cidito in his preferred self image. Imagine Kosp as an orange tabby (including coat and an eye patch). The image is obviously magical and cartoonish.

Development: six years after Bond (1228 to 1233)

24 seasons
1 Season scratched
1 Season being taught Magic Theory by Roberto (10xp)
5 Seasons: Assist in Lab (10xp)
18 Seasons: hanging around Roberto, socializing, adventuring, poking his nose into things (90xp)


Cidito is a fat orange tomcat that followed Roberto from Novus Mane. Mainly because Roberto always gave him his leftover milk, and also because he likes sleeping in his fireplace. It is unknown if Cidito was warped into his magical state from the high Magic Aura of Novus Mane, if he acquired these traits elsewhere, or if he was born that way. There are apocryphal legends that Flambeau (or Delendos) had an orange tabby familiar, a sort of undocumented lineage of magical cats. Cidito may be fat, but he is also large and strong for a cat. He has a bold personality, confident and unafraid. He is also reckless and mischievous, which has made life interesting for Roberto to say the least. Cidito has grown quite sociable over the years, and especially likes consorting with the other members of Roberto's entourage (he has them all scent marked). He has also acquired a taste for wine, and likes poking his nose into the business of other magi (he is unaffected by the Gift).

Chronology: Born 1225?; first noticed in 1226; Follows Roberto to Bibracte in 1227; Familiar Bond in 1228; Alabaster Lioness/Heracleion, Ibiza

Arcane Connections:

These are people, places, and things he has scent marked

Roberto, Johan, Carlos, Wen, Allen, Albert, Betty, Wirth, some others;
Roberto's Sanctum in Ibiza, his old sacntum in Bibracte and the one in Novus Mane, Cairo, Pyramids I, Heracleion, Valnastium, a hidden beach somewhere, a few more;
Roberto's Carpet, the Maga, Aeolus' sunken ship, Roberto's cape, Carlos' guitar, ?;

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