Heroes of Ulther
Lieutenant Colonel Jack Churchill
When yo ulook upon this man you realise Chuck Norris has got nothing on Jack Chruchill. Brandishing a claymore with a bow and arrow slung over his shoulder and playing the bag pipes as he marches forward this is one soldier you dont want to mess with.
’’’Jack Churchill’’’ – PL 8
Strength 5, Stamina 4, Agility 1, Dexterity 5, Fighting 5, Intellect 3, Awareness 2, Presence 5
Accurate Attack, All-out Attack, Benefit, Security Clearance 10: British Security, Chokehold, Defensive Attack, Defensive Roll 6, Diehard, Equipment 2, Evasion 2, Fearless, Grabbing Finesse, Great Endurance, Improved Aim, Improved Disarm, Improved Grab, Improved Initiative, Instant Up, Power Attack, Precise Attack (All) 4, Quick Draw, Takedown, Taunt, Tracking
Athletics 5 (8), Expertise: Bagpipes 6 (7), Expertise: MI20 6 (10), Insight 7 (15), Perception 7 (6), Ranged Combat: Archery 3 (6), Treatment 4 (11)
’’’Flaming Claymore: Strength-based Strike 3’’’ (Easily Removable, fire, magical, DC 23)
’’’Immunity: Immunity 1’’’ (Aging; Innate)
Bow, +8 (DC 23)
Flaming Claymore: Strength-based Strike 3, +8 (DC 23)
Grab, +5 (DC Spec 15)
Throw, +5 (DC 20)
Unarmed, +5 (DC 20)
Dodge 6, Parry 5, Fortitude 4, Toughness 10/4, Will 6
Abilities 60 + Powers 3 + Advantages 42 + Skills 37 (74 ranks) + Defenses 9 = 151
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Known History of Jack Chruchill
Opening extract taken from Some things you may find interesting
So who was this guy? Captain Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill aka “Mad Jack” that’s who. And he was one of the craziest badasses in WWII. Step your game up.
He resumed his military duty after Poland got invaded. In 1940 Churchill and his Manchester Regiment ambushed a German patrol near L’Epinette, France after Churchill gave the attack signal by shooting down the German Sergeant with one of his arrows. See above picture. It earned him the boasting rights of becoming the only known British soldier to have fell an enemy with a longbow in all of WWII.
It gets better.
Later he volunteered for the Commandos, unsure of what Commando duty entailed, but he was interested because it sounded dangerous and probably fun.
In Operation Archery, a raid on the German garrison at Vagsoy, Norway on December 27, 1941, Churchill leapt forward from his landing craft into the gun fire playing his bag pipes before throwing a grenade and advancing.
One of his more impressive military exploits came in early 1942. It is claimed that he and five other Commandos took down a whole German outpost of around 300 men.
In July 1943 he led commandos from their landing site at Catania in Sicily with his trademark Claymore around his waist and a longbow and arrows around his neck and bagpipes under his arm. You read that right. A damn CLAYMORE, BOW, AND A BAG PIPE. And did it again at the landings at Salerno.
In May, he was ordered to raid the German held island of Brac. Churchill’s bagpipes signaled the men to battle. Churchill decided to withdraw for the night and to re-launch the attack the next morning. The following morning Churchill and his commandos attacked. Only Churchill and six others managed to reach the objective. A mortar shell killed or wounded everyone but Churchill, who was playing “Will Ye No Come Back Again?” on his bag pipes as the Germans advanced knocking him unconscious with grenades allowing him to be captured.
He was later flown to Berlin for interrogation and then transferred to Sachsenhausen concentration camp.
After being sent to a concentration camp, he got bored and walked out. They caught him again, and sent him to a new camp. He left again. After walking 150 miles with only a can of food, he got picked up by the Americans and got sent back to Britain where he demanded to be sent back into the war, only to find out with anger, the war had ended on his way there. As he later “If it wasn’t for those damn Yanks, we could have kept the war going another 10 years!”
The secret history of Jack Chruchill
Just after arriving back in England Jack was selected to lead a group of Commando’s on a secret mission to stop rogue Nazi scientists from unleashing a doomsday weapon what would destroy all of Europe.
Jack and his team brazenly busted into the enemy stronghold and took down the last remnants of Nazi Germany. Inside the compound they discovered a portal to another world, this portal was highly unstable and could collapse at any moment. They also discovered the lead scientist had escaped along with a small detachment of troops and some high-tech weaponry. Jack wasted no time telling the troops that he was just popping out for a few minutes and hold the door for him. As Jack stepped on through the portal collapsed behind him. Upon mission completion Jack was not listed as KIA.
On the other side of the portal Jack found himself in a world of high adventure where Nazis were now rallying warlords to their cause and were rooting out the villagers a nd other strange creatures from their homes. Mad jack became the down trodden people’s freedom fighter and soon amassed a army of rebels to fight the Nazi menace.
The campaign was a success Mad jack the freedom fighter and his rebel commandos defeated the Nazi forces killing off the mad scientist turned Emperor and sent the warlords packing back to where they came from. A Grateful people named him their King. King Mad Jack’s reign didnt last long as the quiet life bored him so he left the throne in capable hands and once more left in search of action and adventure or in his words “a damn good fight”.
Many years later Mad Jack the mighty as the people called him found another portal. curious to see where it would lead Jack bid his travelling companions farewell and jumped in through the portal to see where he would end up next. funnily enough he landed in down town London circa 1979.
Jack Churchill and MI20
Their was a mad panic up in Whitehall that Mid summers day in 1979 when one of World War II’s most maddest soldiers supposedly killed in action turns up decades later looking the same as he did decades ago dressed like he was Connan the barbarian.
Quickly seizing him up before the media could get wind of this MI20 took Mad Jack to the Make Peace where he was thoroughly debriefed and brought up to speed.
Due to being apparently as fit as any healthy 20 year old and the fact he had experienced some weird stuff since he had been away LT. Colonel Jack Churchill was assigned to MI20’s rapid response anti super teams.
Jack excelled in the rapid response team and soon gained favour with MI20 command. In 1982 with the beginning of the Falklands conflict Jack was a strong oponent of allowing Prime Minister Thatcher brining in Super humans into the mess belivign that it would only escelate the conflict in Argentina’s favour.
Jack was proved somewhat right when as a MI20 sponsored super team was sent in Argentina hired the Super villain Shock-wave. Shock-wave not only dispatched the super team he then somehow recruited members of the British ad Argetinian troops into his own faction what then with the help of a few of his powered friends repelled both groups alowing him to conquer the Falklands for himself.
With this disastrous defeat and Prime Minister Thatcher forced from Office over the disaster the head of MI20 resigned and nominated Jack as the head of MI20.
To this day Jack remains head of MI20. He is stubborn and hard headed and believes a sledgehammer approach is the only way to deal with super powered threats. during the Mythos war jacks knowledge from the strange lands helped drive back some of their monstrous foes as well as gain unlikely allies. His Sledgehammer tactics also cost dozens of heroes lives but managed to stem the tide at the most crucial moments. Not wantign to be left behind Jack also joined in the final fight rallying heroes to his side to fight for the “Greatest nation”, “God save the Queen”.