JD - David 'Zen' Cohen

Slender male dryad

Description:

Zen is tall and slender, with a long hair braided into two braids. He dresses casually and is rather poor for a man of his caliber. He is a bit shy with dreamy eyes and a peaceful smile.
When Zen speaks his voice is full of emotion, it draws people closer together with him and makes them feel as if Zen was blessed by the Lord. This allure makes Zen very memorable despite Zen’s effort of blending in. It also makes people treat him with awe and respect, which means that it is easier to transition into new places and be accepted.

Zen is a Dryad but unlike most Dryads, he loves to travel. Zen travels slowly and when he finds the right place, he stays there for several months allowing his body and soul to attune to the place and embrace its rhythm and patterns. Then, he overcomes his natural urge to stay around forever and forces himself to move, painfully severe his attunement and mourn it while traveling until he finds a new place to call home.

Zen’s hair contains a relatively rare gene that makes it reflects his emotions. He is unaware of this trait as it was introduced by an awakened disease that he contracted in one of his many jungle expeditions. Another side effect of that same disease was his recent awakening.
Zen is very curious to try and study that disease scientifically.

Bio:

Zen was born into a wealthy transhumanist family that encouraged him to be anything that he could possibly be. His body is pushed hard with augmentations aimed to make him the social elite. From tailored pheromones to make him more socially attractive to augmenting his brain to make him study better. He had it all before he was twelve, his life was planned ahead and his own desires had little room. He was to be a security spider, just like his father, security was in high demand in Israel and that path guaranteed the preservation of wealth by his family. However, Zen or David as he called himself at the time had another dormant side. An explorer and a spiritualist that dreamed of traveling the world and encountering new cultures.

It was a tradition for Israeli students to go hiking prior to the completion of their bachelor degree, Zen did so after his Ph.D. He traveled south America for several months focusing on the cities and villages. He started at Bolivia and then traveled in Brazil, finally crossing the border to Colombia. In Bogata, he fell in love, in one of his hikes he met a university professor named JD and the two engaged in a heart to heart conversation and following that conversation he became JD’s student and for a brief period of time her lover. He studied archeology, history and was also fascinated with the local literature, myths, and legends as well as with awakened animals and plants. Zen graduated his second Ph.D. recently and remained in the university as a research assistant. His main job is to help graduate students do a proper literature survey and to teach them how to write. At weekends, Zen travels into the surrounding jungles and studies the vegetation and animal life. He feels strongly that the world lacks knowledge in these areas as the dawning of the six world introduced countless of new awakened species and vegetations that were previously unknown.

Zen feels a bit restless in his current position and the urge to explore tickles his veins. He recently awakened by contracting an infectious disease that killed the rest of the expedition. He was in quarantine for the last semester until they physicians decided that he was not contagious. At the moment he feels like he needs to change the scenery and is looking for an excuse to travel.
== Personal Data ==
Name: Zen Alias:
Elf, M
Movement: 20/40 (2m/hit)
Swim: 5.5 (1m/hit)
70kg, 180 Composure: 10
Street Cred: 6 Judge Intentions: 17
Notoriety: 0 Lift/Carry: 4 (15 kg/10 kg)
Public Awareness: 0 Memory: 11
Karma: 61 Nuyen: 10,530¥
Age: 34 Skin: brown
Eyes: Green Hair: Dark
Primary Arm: Right

== Priorities ==
Metatype: D,1
Attributes: A,4
Special: D,1
Skills: E,0
Resources: A,4

== Attributes ==
BOD: 3 CHA: 7
AGI: 6 (10) INT: 8 (10)
REA: 5 (9) LOG: 6 (8)
STR: 1 WIL: 3
EDG: 1 MAG: 2

== Derived Attributes
Essence: 2.00 Initiative: 20+1d6
Physical Damage Track: 10 Rigger Initiative: 20+1d6
Stun Damage Track: 10 Astral Initiative: 20 +3d6
Physical: 5 Matrix AR: 19 +1d6
Autopicker: +6, Only for picking mechanical locks
Thermal Damping (Vashon Island: Sleeping Tiger): +6, Only for Sneaking against Thermographic Vision or thermal sensors.
Mental: 10 Matrix Cold: 12 +3d6
Audio Enhancement (Earbuds): +3, Only for Perception (Hearing)
Medkit: +6, Only for First Aid and Medicine
Vision Enhancement (Glasses): +3, Only for Perception (Visual)
Social: 12 Matrix Hot: 12 +4d6
Impassive: -1, Does not include Intimidation.
Vashon Island: Sleeping Tiger: +1, Must be visible
Astral: 12

== Active Skills ==

Animal Handling Base: 0 + Karma: 1 = 1 Pool: 8
Archery (Crossbow) Base: 5 + Karma: 0 = 5 Pool: 15 (17)
Computer Base: 6 + Karma: 0 = 6 Pool: 14
Con Base: 0 + Karma: 1 = 1 Pool: 9
Cybercombat Base: 0 + Karma: 1 = 1 Pool: 9
Disguise Base: 0 + Karma: 1 = 1 Pool: 12
Electronic Warfare Base: 0 + Karma: 1 = 1 Pool: 9
Etiquette Base: 0 + Karma: 1 = 1 Pool: 9
Hacking Base: 6 + Karma: 0 = 6 Pool: 14
Hardware Base: 0 + Karma: 1 = 1 Pool: 9
Impersonation Base: 0 + Karma: 1 = 1 Pool: 9
Leadership Base: 0 + Karma: 1 = 1 Pool: 9
Negotiation Base: 0 + Karma: 1 = 1 Pool: 11
Palming Base: 0 + Karma: 1 = 1 Pool: 11
Sneaking Base: 0 + Karma: 1 = 1 Pool: 11
Software Base: 0 + Karma: 1 = 1 Pool: 9

== Knowledge Skills ==

Hebrew Native
Spanish Base: 0 + Karma: 2 = 2 Pool: 12
Sperethiel Base: 0 + Karma: 2 = 2 Pool: 12
Anatomy Base: 4 + Karma: 0 = 4 Pool: 12
Architectures Base: 2 + Karma: 0 = 2 Pool: 10
Art Base: 2 + Karma: 0 = 2 Pool: 10
Astronomy Base: 4 + Karma: 0 = 4 Pool: 12
Biology (Parazoology) Base: 5 + Karma: 0 = 5 Pool: 13 (15)
Botany (Parabotany) Base: 5 + Karma: 0 = 5 Pool: 13 (15)
Chemistry Base: 4 + Karma: 0 = 4 Pool: 12
economics Base: 6 + Karma: 0 = 6 Pool: 14
History (Ancient) Base: 5 + Karma: 0 = 5 Pool: 13 (15)
Literature Base: 4 + Karma: 0 = 4 Pool: 12
Magic Traditions Base: 4 + Karma: 0 = 4 Pool: 12
Magical Theory (Academic) Base: 4 + Karma: 0 = 4 Pool: 12
Magical Threats Base: 6 + Karma: 0 = 6 Pool: 14
Mathematics (Statistics) Base: 5 + Karma: 0 = 5 Pool: 13 (15)
Philosophy Base: 4 + Karma: 0 = 4 Pool: 12
Religion Base: 4 + Karma: 0 = 4 Pool: 12

== Qualities ==

Adept
College Education
Distinctive Style ( (Glamour))
Emotional Attachment (Deck)
Exceptional Attribute (INT)
Glamour
Impassive
Jack of All Trades Master of None
Low-Light Vision
Mentor Spirit (Dove)
Mood Hair
Poor Self Control (Thrill Seeker)
SINner (National) (Israel)
Symbiosis

== Powers ==

Combat SenseRating: 1
Enhanced PerceptionRating: 1
Facial SculptRating: 1
Improved Physical Attribute (AGI)Rating: 1
Improved Physical Attribute (REA)Rating: 1
Linguistics

== Lifestyle == (Street) 1 Month == Cyberware/Bioware ==

Cerebellum BoosterRating 2
Cerebral BoosterRating 2
Essence HoleRating 4
Genetic Optimization (Intuition)
Genetic Optimization (Logic)
Muscle TonerRating 4
Nephritic screenRating 4
Reaction EnhancersRating 3
Reaction Optimization
Sleep Regulator
Tailored PheromonesRating 3
Tetrachromatic Vision

== Armor ==

Forearm Guards +1
Helmet +2
Vashon Island: Sleeping Tiger 13
+ Custom Fit
+ Faraday Pocket
+ Fire Resistance 3
+ Insulation 2
+ Newest Model
+ Nonconductivity 3
+ Ruthenium Polymer Coating
+ Thermal Damping 6
+ YNT Softweave Armor
+ Holster

== Weapons ==

Grenade: Flash-Bang
Pool: 9 Accuracy: 5 DV: 10S (10m Radius)AP: -4 RC: 2
Grenade: Flash-Pak
Pool: 9 Accuracy: 5 DV: pecialS AP: – RC: 2
Grenade: Smoke
Pool: 9 Accuracy: 5 DV: (10m Radius)AP: – RC: 2
Heavy Crossbow
Pool: 15 Accuracy: 5 DV: 10P AP: -3 RC: 2
Knife (Survival Kit)
Pool: 9 Accuracy: 5 DV: 2P AP: -1 RC: 2
Ranger Sliver Pistol Crossbow
Pool: 15 Accuracy: 7 DV: 4P AP: – RC: 2
Unarmed Attack
Pool: 9 Accuracy: 5 DV: 1S AP: – RC: 2

== Commlink ==

Erika MCD-1 (ATT: 1, SLZ: 3, DP: 2, FWL: 4)
+ Sim Module, Hot
+ Universal Connector Cord (Meter)
+ Commlink Functionality [Camera, Micro 1, Chip Player, Credstick Reader, Earbuds 3, GPS Guidance System, Micro Trid-Projector, Music Player, RFID Tag Scanner, Shock- and Water-Resistant Case, Touchscreen Display]
+ Add Module [Program Carrier (Virtual Machine)]
+ Add Module [Vectored Signal Filter]
+ Armor
+ Baby Monitor
+ Biofeedback
+ Biofeedback Filter
+ Cat’s Paw
+ Decryption
+ Defuse
+ Demolition
+ Detonator
+ Evaluate
+ Exploit
+ Fly on a Wall
+ Fork
+ Guard
+ Hammer
+ Mugger
+ Stealth
+ Sneak
+ Smoke and Mirrors
+ Wrapper
+ Baby Monitor
+ Bootstrap
+ Browse
+ Configurator
+ Edit
+ Encryption
+ Search
+ Shredder
+ Signal Scrub
+ Toolbox
+ Virtual Machine
+ Satellite Link
Transys Avalon (ATT: 0, SLZ: 0, DP: 6, FWL: 6)
+ Commlink Functionality [Camera, Micro 1, Chip Player, Credstick Reader, Earbuds 3, GPS Guidance System, Micro Trid-Projector, Music Player, RFID Tag Scanner, Shock- and Water-Resistant Case, Touchscreen Display]
+ Program Carrier (Firewall)

== Gear: Equipped ==
Autopicker Rating 6
Binoculars Rating 3
+ Vision Magnification
+ Image Link
Bolt: Stick-n-Shock w/Static Shaft (Crossbows) ×40
Briefcase (Nice)
Chisel
Contacts Rating 3
+ Smartlink
+ Vision Magnification
Cram ×10
Crowbar
Deepweed ×3
Duffel Bag (Nice)
Earbuds Rating 3
+ Audio Enhancement Rating 3
Fashion Respirator Rating 6
Flashlight, Low-light
Gas Mask
Glasses Rating 4
+ Thermographic Vision
+ Vision Enhancement Rating 3
Grenade: Flash-Bang ×5
Grenade: Flash-Pak ×2
Grenade: Smoke ×5
Hazmat Suit
Lockpick Set
Medkit Rating 6
Rapelling Gloves
Restraint, Plasteel
Sequencer Rating 4
Slap Patch, Stim Patch Rating 6 ×2
Survival Kit
+ Lighter
+ Compass
+ Matches
+ Lightweight Thermal Blanket
+ Several Days’ Worth of Ration Bars
+ Water Purification Unit
Theatrical Cosmetics Kit

== Contacts ==

El Comondante (Infobroker), (Connection: 3, Loyalty: 2)

JD (Professor), (Connection: 3, Loyalty: 4)

JD - David 'Zen' Cohen

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