Red Lady

Chris Van Deelen

Chris Van Deelen is the author of the Skirmisher Publishing LLC sourcebook Creatures of the Tropical Wastes sourcebook, co-author of its Wisdom from the Wastelands game supplement and contributor to the 'Sword of Kos: Hekaton' Anthology.

No. Enc: 1
Alignment:  Chaotic
Movement: 90’ (30’)
AC: By armor type
HD: 12
Attacks: 1 weapon
Damage: by weapon type
Save: L12
Morale: 6
Hoard Class: VIII x2, X, XVII (treasure only) x3, 1d4-1 artifact weapons

These Human Mutants appear to be very attractive Pure Human or Human (see Wisdom from the Wastelands issue 4: New Races for more information) women.  They all possess pale skin and red hair, although the shade of the hair varies from woman to woman. Their eyes are a bright ruby-red, which marks them as mutants.

They tend to live rich lives, occasionally alone, but more often than not in larger communities. The majority of these mutants are simply content to go about their business, however there is a small percentage of these Human Mutants , which like to get involved in political circles, and to become the ‘power behind the throne’. They do not wish to rule openly, but instead manipulate and control any male rulers that they can manage to persuade with their wile and charms.

One trait that both types have in common is the desire to amass wealth and live comfortably. Those who desire power and control do this by selling their unique abilities, which allows them to see into the future, using flames.

They are able to use this unique form of precognition once per day, and it allows them to specifically see the various potential outcomes of a specific action that will occur within no more than four weeks’ time. The only thing is that they must be staring into a flame in order to see the events. What they predict will have a 75% chance of actually taking place, although when it fails to happen as they predict, they are very adept in explaining exactly why, and always put the blame on the person or persons who asked for the prediction.

No matter their motivations, they do tend to be quite wealthy and even those who do not desire to be the ‘power behind the throne’ they tend to hire and retain bodyguards or even use robotic units to help protect them and their homes.

Personality wise, they are always haughty and downright arrogant. But what really sets them apart is that they are very conscious of their looks. This makes them very vain and they will only use the most expensive or at least expensive looking clothing to try and highlight their physical beauty. One other quirk is that they always have to have something red, be it their entire ensemble of clothing or just simple jewellery or even polish for their nails or makeup.

When it comes to bartering or trading, these mutants almost always come out on top. Some believe that it is because of their personal charm and charisma, but in reality they are able to subconsciously read tell-tale