- Power: “fighting with all the energy with which he so mightily endows me.”: Can absorb and store all types of energy.
- Weakness: …but not energies from beyond the mortal sphere.
- Quirk: his eyes glow when he is charged
- Power Stunt: “like a hammer that breaketh the rock”: can release stored energy in powerful concussive blasts.
- We are All Children of God: Tries to help everyone find their best divine self.
- Power Stunt: “The Lord is my Strength and my Shield”: can use stored energy to supercharge his body with supernatural strength and durability.
- Power Stunt: Cannot be harmed by energy attacks.
- Respected instructor of the Medici Academy: poet, theologian, and orator.
- Knows the inner workings of the Church.
The Bishop of Arezzo grew up hearing the stories of the nobility and divine purpose of the Church, and joined as soon as he could. Eventually, he was sponsored by the Medici and appointed the parish priest of San Giovanni in Florence. Later he became a canon of Pisa Cathedral and then the bishop of Arezzo. But then he was caught up in a conspiracy of political intrigue and assassinations—sanctioned by the Pope! Realizing that not everyone in the Church lives up to its ideals, the bishop used his extensive knowledge of the workings of the world to take on a new mantle as The Bishop, his mission to bring the noblest elements of the Church out into the world to do good. He won’t directly attack the Church because he still recognizes its divine authority, but he now knows that even Church members are fallible, and strives to help them live up to their best selves.
This is the first of a series of character sketches for Four Colors al Fresco. The goal is to give you a better feel for the world of Italia and show you what sorts of heroes and villains live there. Some will be complete characters, ready to play, but most will be incomplete. I want to give you inspiration for the many ways you can make a character that works in a pseudo-Renaissance Italy. You can take these characters and use them, adding any missing Traits to flesh them out. Or you can steal bits of them for your own characters. Or maybe one of them will inspire you to make your own character.
The Bishop of Arezzo is fully statted as a Guest character; if you want to play him as a Main character, he would need several more Traits.