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Kevin Cahn

Aliases: #REDIRECT [[Kevin Cahn]]


[[Kevin Cahn]] :: [[Kevin]] :: [[Goliath]] :: [[Jackson McCallum]] :: [[Daniel Cain]] :: [[Daniel]]

High Concept: SVP, Combat Operations and Targeted Eliminations....... and Logistics.....
Trouble: A grisly past, similar present, and guilt - there IS a conscience in here.
  • I get my own way: As a highly skilled, occasionally violent special forces operative, and as an experienced, high-level corporate executive with enormous responsibilities, Kevin is both used to, and skilled at, navigating both boardrooms and social situations while maneuvering those around him into positions 'of use'
  • Target: You might be someone who needs to die. Kevin's past contains both a large amount of target elimination, AND target selection. He is not reluctant to be the person to either identify a target, or eliminate one - or both
  • Weapons Master: If it could possibly be a weapon I can make use of it as a weapon, or defend against it.
  • Spycraft: Counterterrorist infiltration type really deep spycraft.
  • The tender bits underneath: Physical vulnerabilities just leap out at me. I almost can't help figuring out how to exploit them.
  • Owes Val a favour: For services and technologies provided in the Cassandra Initiative.
  • No Pressure: +3AP vs airlocks and pressure containment.
Fate Points
Refresh: 1 Current Total 0
Careful Clever Flashy Forceful Quick Sneaky
+3 +5 +1 +5 +3 +3
Sophant Characteristics
  • Augments are people who have altered themselves significantly from baseline for their species, or the specific alterations they have made to their bodies and minds. The most common augments are mechanical/cybernetic, neural, genetic, or chemical. Augments begin with 24R for approaches and abilities, 4R of normal Refresh, and 4L for their Unstable Augment limitation (28R/4L). They can take up to 44R/20L. This kind of min/max character is likely to be very fragile.
  • Unstable Augment: Every time you alter your aspects, abilities, or resilience using augments, there is a chance that the change gets messed up. This is a 4 point limitation (uncommon, damaging) so the DC for the roll is 4. The player can use any approach to overcome this DC as long as they can justify it narratively. The final roll is /roll 4f DC-4 +Approach - as long as it is narratively justified. A failed roll adds the aspect Unstable to one of the character's augments - not necessarily the new or changed one.
  • Strong like Ox: +2 to forcefully create advantages when physical strength can be applied to the problem.
  • Cassandra: +2 to Forcefully thwart an assassination plan I knew about from LM.
  • 101 Ways to Die: Once per session, I can improvise a death trap from whatever happens to be in my surroundings. It may be simple or a Rube Goldberg fever dream.
  • The Gap In Your Defences: +2 to cleverly find a hole in an enemy's defences, creating an advantage that allows me to ignore one kind of DR or some kind of stress. (A +N success with this means i temporary have +N AP against a type of DR , or a block to prevent an enemy from using stress slots of N or smaller, or my enemy cannot use N points of stress pool to soak damage). DC is 2+ the size of the DR or stress I am working against.
  • Ingratiating: In social situations +2 to sneakily weasel his way into positions of trust - or out of - trouble.
Magic: Spells and Powers
Augmentation: Genetic and Cybernetic
  • My Augments Look Natural: Talk about bulging muscles. Maybe cybernetic? Unless you want to ask him to scan his arms or cut him open, you'll have to guess. Arms/upper shoulders/chest in particular - Musculature is significantly enhanced to strengths levels well above the human norm, without *looking* like augments. Kevin could play Thor in real life. (+1 Forceful, +1 Quick)
  • Partial Skeletal Reinforcement: The skeletal and tendon structure of Kevin's arms and torso (including the pelvis) is reinforced with both titanium grafts and what appears to be a carbon-fiber based material, in order to support the incredible strength levels provided by his musculature enhancements. (+1 Forceful) Kevin's leg's are not augmented to match his torso and arms, so under the wrong sets of circumstances application of his strength through the arms and torso can create extreme stress and result in either torsion or crushing damage to his legs. (2L Uncommon, Inconvenient)
Damage Resistance and Healing
  • Enhanced musculature has +2DR vs directed electromagnetic interference and EMP. (1R)
  • TALOS: The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit is low-profile powered combat armour, and the core of the NC military's Tactical Armour Platform. It provides the wearer enhanced strength, endurance, and speed, with almost no encumbrance. It provides near immunity to small and medium arms and explosives, robust hazmat including CosOps, and hardpoints for MWS. Infantry can become effective TAOs with a single day of calibration and training - extraordinarily fast. Strategic effectiveness is limited by SET capacity to maintain TAPOR and perform TAOD.
Power Assist: Increase strength, speed, and agility.
  • +4 physical Forceful (+2 QAL, +2 Exoskeleton) (2R)
  • +2 physical Quick. (1R)
Adaptive Camouflage (Prototype): +3 Sneaky when motionless, +2 Sneaky when moving. (3R)
Event Horizon Camouflage: +4 Sneaky vs all EM sensor systems. (4R)
AARHS: This skinsuit is sleek enough to be worn under normal clothes and may not be noticed until the head is enveloped. It provides full-body touch and force feedback sensation to the wearer. It is worn by the user, allowing the wearer to interact with the real world and virtual world. Advanced AR suits are expensive, requiring some wealth or serious savings, like a luxury car. Made of artificial muscles, sensors, and haptic sensation generators, advanced models can handle eating, excretion and sex. They can be worn for 24h without side effects. It can isolate a person into a full VR environment with audio, visual, and haptic experiences. +1 to actions in AR and VR. -1 Hacking and Metamancy. (Cost 2R)
Weapon Platform: Hardpoints all over. Backpack is an armour plated module carrying 80L.
Sensor Suite: A wide range of active and passive sensors tied into the AARHS. (6R)
  • Enhanced Vision: +2 to Quickly see something tiny, obscured, subtle, or distant with my amazingly sharp sight - even in dim light. (Overcome)
  • Enhanced Hearing: +2 to Quickly or Carefully hear something quiet with my amazingly sharp ears - even in noisy environments. (Overcome)
  • Enhanced Kinesthetics: +2 to Quickly or Sneakily move with amazing precision because of my amazing body awareness balance, and sensitive sense of touch. (Overcome)
Stress Capacity: 6PS slots from bolt-on armour plating (6R), Field replaceable plating: 2A+4R, min Forceful +4, Quick +4 (1R), Even Out: 2MS slots from drugs, MR mods(2R).
+3DR vs Environmental Hazards: Extreme temperatures, radiation, vacuum, toxins, infections, etc. (SCHEP, 1R)
+3DR vs Kinetic Attack: not orbital velocities. (LAL, 2R)
+2DR vs Explosives: up to big chemical (LAL, 1R)
Slow To Suit Up: Tactical Armour Platforms (TAP) such as TALOS and CHAOS require support from highly trained and experienced Space Engineering Teams from the CosOps division of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME). Each SET works as a unit to to maintain operational readiness for Tactcial Armour platforms, and to get suit operators armed and dressed.
CosOps [SET]]s Scarcity: SETs are expensive to train, expensive, and staff retention can be hard. The number of TAOs deployed is severely limited by the availability of SETs. (8L Common, Damaging)
Painstaking Calibration: The QAL must be properly configured to each individual user. This can be done from scratch in many hours (roll Quick vs DC8 to see how many hours), or with the addition of the person's phone under 2h. Any attempt to use an uncalibrated QAL acts like an attack roll against the operator each round (forceful (+3) or quickly (+2) rend and batter the body inside me (3L Rare, Fatal)
Locked Up: On a critical hit (4 or more damage dealt in one blow) the LAL may freeze up for an extended period as the active systems are overwhelmed. Even if the physical stress is soaked, an additional 4 point consequence is taken: Freeze Up: [Specified part] has frozen and can not be used normally. Loss of 3 reactions per turn until repaired. (4L Uncommon, Damaging).
Very Expensive: Each suit costs millions to build, operate, and maintain. (6L)
Only when worn (3L): The benefits and weaknesses of this armour are lost when it is recharging or not worn. (Common, Inconvenient).
  • Anime Sword: These enormous blades are designed for use by soldiers in powered exoskeletons or power armour. They are too large and massive use by unaugmented humans. The edge and point are carbon nanotube monofilaments. Made of an ultrastrong metal alloys with a depleted uranium core for extra stopping power.
  • Damage: +5PS, +3AP cutting, +4AP piercing
  • Weight: 30kg
  • Range: 5m (length 1.5m + movement)
  • Cost:$40000
Stress: Mental Max 3 Stress: Physical Max 3
1 2 3 1 2 3
Consequences (Max 6)


6'6", moderately muscled, not particularly attractive. Puts most people in mind of 'The Hound' from the old Game of Thrones series, except clean-shaven and not burned. And a little angrier. Kevin looks to be about 50.


Kevin Cahn was a member of the IDF unit 217 - Duvdevan from age 21-25. At 25 , he was recruited by Mossad as a member of Kidon. In a never-declassified operation, he lost both arms. He left Israel in a fairly public spat over prosthetic replacements with the government of the day, and shortly afterwards, disappeared from view.

It's not clear if this Kevin Cahn is that Kevin Cahn - he seems to have both arms, for a start, but he sure LOOKS like him.


Personal Events

Date Description
Date Description
2034-03-05 0000EST Overview The CAF and Luna Alpha timelines are beginning to intermix at this stage. Most of the lunar events will be noted in their own entries.



  • Droo: Assist in design and testing of security. That contract from Tank.
  • [
2034-03-05 0000EST Overview The CAF and Luna Alpha timelines are beginning to intermix at this stage. Most of the lunar events will be noted in their own entries.



  • Droo: Assist in design and testing of security. That contract from Tank.
  • [
2034-03-04 0800LT After Action Debrief King Henry's avatar was remarkably clear and responsive. He sat at the head of the large table, working through a traditional English breakfast while chatting quietly with the Duchess and the Queen, who sat to either side. The room was filled with many quiet conversations. Some small groups disc
2034-03-03 1900LT A Private Dinner Following the events of the day, the surviving Grenadier Guards, RPOs, and Boeing civilian staff had dinner with the Duchess. When the tone of the evening turned gloomy, Dex stepped in to shift the mood. Speaking with one soldier, he pitched his words to be heard, and gradually drew
2034-03-03 1125LT Preparing for the Final Push “This way,” Dex said, painting a path in the gestalt. Figuring out escape routes and bolt holes was one of the first things he’d done to prepare for the mission. There was a small pumping station about 400m away. It was a little off their direct route to the main entrance of the breeding pits, b
2034-03-03 1110LT Arrogant Oopsing Independently and privately, Syd and Fong both decide it's a good idea to connect to Yutu.

Fong threatens the AI with death and destruction. He ends the rather one sided conversation happy that he has a real advantage over Yutu.

Syd attempts to stealthily manipulate the AI's systems in
2034-03-03 0900LT Preemptive Counterstrike The Grenadier Guard and Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Group hit the Warren Spaceport.


Preemptive Counterstrike against Chinese Lunar Base called the Jade Rabbit Warren.


1. Remove launch capacity of the Jade Rabbit Warren spaceport.

2034-03-02 1300LT Plan Of Attack The day is spent planning the attack on Yutu and the Jade Rabbit Warren. Mission objectives are:

1. Destroy the Warren's Spaceport so they can not launch an attack on Luna Alpha.

2. Destroy as many Clone Drone Warriors as possible.

3. Gather resources to build a NC Thul army.
2034-03-02 1200LT Conversation with the AIs The characters have a conversation with the AIs, talking about what their mission is and why it is important that the moon continue to host human life.
2034-03-02 1000LT Splitting Headache 68 boomfly drones deliver a small explosive charge to the base of the skull of humans. 956 birds, spiders, frogs, and other insectivores explode at the same time.

The remainder of Dr. Fong’s team are killed. It is messy.

16 Royal Guard were killed, even in their armour. The flies got inside. [[Dal
2034-03-02 1000LT Splitting Headache 68 boomfly drones deliver a small explosive charge to the base of the skull of humans. 956 birds, spiders, frogs, and other insectivores explode at the same time.

The remainder of Dr. Fong’s team are killed. It is messy.

16 Royal Guard were killed, even in their armour. The flies got inside. [[Dal
2034-03-02 0900LT Waking Up Dead At 9AM, the mosquito drones delivered their nerve agent payload. Mycroft immediately reported over 100 casualties, including several Royal Guards and two of Fong’s team. The whole of the city was immediately locked down as if the biosphere was exposed to vacuum. This (Building codes require every h
2034-03-02 0900LT Waking Up Dead At 9AM, the mosquito drones delivered their nerve agent payload. Mycroft immediately reported over 100 casualties, including several Royal Guards and two of Fong’s team. The whole of the city was immediately locked down as if the biosphere was exposed to vacuum. This (Building codes require every h
2034-03-02 0845LT Connections Are Found Dale was very reluctant to share more information with Syd, but did he have a choice? With the new data from Mycroft and INCIS, Syd reports that there were a dozen colonists who were both Chinese sympathizers and connected in some way to Brian William. Investigation and seque
2034-03-02 0700LT Smoothing Over The Horror At the request of Ms. Smith, Dex made his way to Dr. Fong's lab. From Fong's point of view everything is working nicely. From Dex's point of view it’s a clusterfuck of clashing cultures. He smoothed it all over, despite the horrifying monstrosities growing in Fong's lab. (He took some me
2034-03-02 0400LT Political Leverage Kevin dealt with Ms. Smith’s attempt to put him at a disadvantage.

With significant assistance from Dex and Syd, Kevin was able to slip past the leverage Ms. Smith was trying to hold over him. It took a lot of effort, though, and neither was happy about helping the big man.

After all that, he wen
2034-03-02 0100LT Revelations Syd worked as an analyst for Dale at Kevin's recommendation. Syd's work was top notch, despite the isolated, read only, no-storage, heavily redacted limitations on the data he was given. He was on his way to "TOP UNTRUSTED ANALYST" status when Kevin and Ms. Smith had a showdown a few ho
2034-03-01 1200LT Scary-Man Homecoming Most of the day was spent figuring out how the mission went so well.

Note - Kevin was not talking to the real leader.

Dex negotiates a real job.

Syd contacts Brad / JakJak for help.

2034-02-28 2300LT The Returning Heroes Syd and Dex refused to leave the Warren with the others. Their deep infiltration into the social network of the Warren had them very cofident that they cuold dive deep into the details of the enemy operations while maintaining an airtight cover. Over the next ten hours they came to r
2034-02-28 1800LT A Visit To The Jade Rabbit Warren Rebecca braced herself for the increasing gravity as the APC was pushed down the linear accelerator. The last time she's ridden one was a few years ago, and it had been unpleasant, to say the least. "This launch will be a civilian Gs, ma'am," Dale said. "You will feel it, but it won't even be u
2034-02-28 1330LT Kevin Is Impressive Dale knew he didn't like or trust Kevin before. This cemented his opinion. "Get into position," he barked. Dex, Syd, and Rebecca were clearly confused about what was happening, and were ignoring the glowing lines arcing over to a large concrete building. He turned toward them to reit
2034-02-28 1300LT Kevin Is Impressed Kevin couldn't remember the last time he's had this much fun. TALOS was 100% fucking awesome. "Listen Corporal," he said, cutting off the large man with a sharp gesture. "This isn't my first ride. I know you have a schedule to keep. Right now? It waits." He pointed his heavily armoured arm
2034-02-28 1100LT Signs Point To China Seismologists from Boeing quickly determined that there is a large tunnel leading out of the base. It terminates under the South East corner of the Al/O2 plant. It goes South. The only other structure on the moon is the Chinese base at the South Pole. Kevin racked his mind for where
2034-02-28 0920LT Emergency Community Support About 100 people donned EVA Work Suits or Civilian Armour and rushed to the scene. There were few serious injuries. Heat and radiation burns were most common, along with lace problems from the EMP. Dex and Syd were both a bit addled by the magnetic field used to contain the plasma. [
2034-02-28 0915LT GTFO it's gonna blow The plasma weapon that fired off emanated from below the house. It blasted a hole upwards into the roof at the edge of the biodome, excavating almost 100m of concrete and rock. The top of the biodome is over 500m down, so the chance of loss of pressure was remote. Still, emergency procedures were tr
2034-02-28 0900LT Storming the Castle After the questioning is done, the characters end up talking about Brian - and heading to his place. He's the main suspect.

Dex guessed there would be another tunnel.

A Redshirt dies in the tunnels and basement.

Dale contacted Brian IVR. He seemed surprised to learn they were in his home. “I’m tr
2034-02-27 0800LT Called in for questioning Author’s Note: These narratives are mostly character development, not finished narratives for the books.

Brian William

“Good morning, Mr. Willam,” Dale said. The faceplate on his armour was fully transparent to the well dressed man sitting across from him in the interrogation
2034-02-26 1600LT Kevin Gets A Job No longer particularly welcome at Umbra and having a note from Ms. Smith asking for him to come at 1600LT instead of 1700LT, Kevin left Umbra to stroll over to Boeing Luna HQ. True to his word, Syd's hack caused Mycroft to identify him as a tourist named "Daniel Cain" when in
2034-02-26 1130LT Kevin Breaks Cover Kevin sat in the booth, waiting for what he hoped would be a life-changing meeting. He still didn’t like Syd, but had to admit that the cringing little man was good at moving things around under the radar. The ride from the Office to Umbra had been just as smooth and anonymous as the
2034-02-26 0930LT After Breakfast Realizations The three of them compare notes on the events of the past night.

Rebecca raises the concern that Dexter "saw through Syd's disguise" and then asked probing questions about what was going on. She believes she got him to back off.

Kevin is not so sure. He thinks Dexter must be a spy, planted at Umbr
2034-02-26 0900LT Breakfast planning Kevin woke from a surprisingly good night's sleep. The bed was large and just the right firmness. The covers were heavy enough to feel like a hug, and the air was perfectly cool. He completed his morning ablutions quickly. His AR informed him that Rebecca was on her way to a large, buffet style
2034-02-25 1730LT This is how you stealth “Follow me,” Syd said, still wearing Kevin’s form. His lace picked up his desire to go to the big private room, and taking partial control of his body, started walking to the passageway through the aquarium. They were all still in the privacy field, so they couldn’t see anything around them.
2034-02-25 1710LT Containment is Attempted “I don’t get it,” Syd said. The lace-enforced calm left his voice flat. “What’s the problem with Kevin Cahn knowing Rebecca Blackburn?” Kevin noted Syd’s unnatural stillness, and his alert but emotionless expression. It was creepy. He considered how much to tell them about his h
2034-02-25 1700LT What are YOU doing here Rebecca saw Shauna sitting on a bench as she approached Umbra. Aun hopped up as she pushed her bike into a rack, and air kissed her boss on both sides. “It’s been a while since you had a double-Umbra day, isn’t it?” Her voice was low and rich, somewhat at odds with her short lean fra
2034-02-25 1600LT Big Man Trouble Has a Pint Kevin has a drink and some banter with Dex. Kevin is sure Dex is a con artist of some sort, and Dex is sure that Kevin is not just a tourist. The conversation is devoid of any real meaning until the surprise arrival of some special guests.

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GR Notes

2019-01-23 Refresh Audit

Refresh Capacity: 35R

  • 24 Base
  • 8 L
  • 3XP

Refresh Spent: 27R

  • 12R Approaches
  • 6R Abilities
  • 9R Stress

Refresh Available: 8R

  • Max 5R for in session use, leaving 3R to spend 'for free' or 3L to buy back
  • Current Available Fate Points: 4 (spent a few staying alive)

2019-01-24: Last night we discovered that some approach points from augments were not include in the approach scores, which were increased. 3R were pulled from the Refresh score to balance it all out.