Murdoc "The Ghost" DesBarres

A Second Story Man


Species: Human
Gender: Male
Height: 5’9"
Weight: 120lbs
Age: 22
Level: 4
Class: Fast
Occupation: Drifter
STR 13(1); DEX 18(4); CON 15(2); INT 18(4); WIS 14(2); CHA 12(1)
HP: 26
Action Points: 16
Total XP: 7241
Saves: Fort(3=1b+2a+m), Reflex(6=2+4+0), Will(3=1+2+0)
Defense: 21 =10+4b+3e+4a+s+m
Base Attack: Melee (3=2b+1a+0s+m), Ranged (6=2+4+0+m)
Feats: Personal Firearms, Urban Tracking, Action Boost, Point Blank Shot, Salvage, Zero-G Training, Armor Proficiency (Powered)
Trained Skills:
Balance (Dex) 10=6+4; Hide (Dex) 11=6+4+1; Move Silently (Dex) 10=6+4; Sleight of Hand (Dex) 11=6+4+1; Bluff (Cha) 8=6+2; Escape Artist (Dex) 10=6+4; Disable Device (Int) 10=6+4; Knowledge (streetwise) (Int) 11=6+4+1; Gather Information (Cha) 8=6+2
Class Skills:Balance (Dex), Craft (mechanical) (Int), Drive (Dex), Escape Artist (Dex), Hide (Dex) +1, Knowledge (current events, popular culture, streetwise +1) (Int), Move Silently (Dex), Pilot (Dex), Profession (Wis), Read/Write Language (none), Ride (Dex), Sleight of Hand (Dex) +1, Speak Language (none), Tumble (Dex), Bluff (Cha), Decipher Script (Int), Disable Device (Int), Disguise (Cha), Forgery (Int), Gamble (Wis), Gather Information (Cha), Navigate (Int)
Talents/Special Abilities: Evasion, Opportunist
Reputation: 4
Wealth Bonus: 2 (24 is impounded by D7)
Allegiances: D7; GSL;
Special Items: standard gear, Ghost’s Eyes, Ghost’s Arm


Murdoc DesBarres hails from Centralia in the Centauri-2 system. Not much is known about DesBarres other than the fact that he is the person behind the urban legend of "The Ghost of Centralia.” The Ghost has found a way to exploit the criminal element of the mining world to his benefit, perpetrating numerous high-profile thefts and assassinations without ever leaving a trace of being there.

The Ghost has mostly worked on his own, going after any mark that had something of value to glean for himself, but has also been known to take a contract here or there. The highest priority on his list of things to steal are cybernetics, having developed a sort of addiction after losing his left arm in an accident during one of his earliest jobs and having obtained a prosthetic replacement. Becoming more arrogant in his abilities over time, DesBarres has gone after greater and greater prizes, until one day, he took on a job that was too much for him.

On a tip from his cybernetics surgeon, Murdoc smuggled himself aboard a transport ship bound for Terra. With excitement and adrenaline ruling his psyche, he contemplated the possibilities of the microcomputer implant he sought to “liberate”; he didn’t take the normal precautions that have previously kept him anonymous. This implant was owned by D7, and the security system guarding it was far too much for the Ghost to crack. He was caught, and all of his previous holdings were seized. After discovering that DesBarres was the face behind the "Ghost of Centralia,” D7 offered him two options: Serve 20 years of hard labor on a prison colony, or serve five years as one of their agents, after which, his record would be wiped clean and his wealth returned. His arrogance and pride scarred but still strong from his capture, he begrudgingly accepted the latter option, determined to take back that which was taken from him and to return to “business as usual.”

Murdoc "The Ghost" DesBarres

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