Catastrophe Lee: Cursed Gun For Hire

"Catastrophe" Lee, Cursed Gun for Hire!

Josiah Lee was the eldest son of a prosperous Texas cattle rancher. When he was twelve years old, he accompanied his father on a business trip to San Francisco. Father and son took a trip to the city's Chinatown, and young Lee was so taken with the strange sights and sounds that he accidentally bumped into an elderly Chinese man and knocked him to the ground.

The man shouted something in Chinese at the boy and scuttled away. A passerby translated the phrase as "May you live in interesting times", an old Chinese curse. It was a curse that would haunt Josiah Lee for years to come.

After returning home, Lee discovered that a strange symbol had appeared over his heart. Shortly afterwards, strange events began to occur on the ranch. When Josiah's father was killed in a stampede, his mother blamed it on the mark, and drove Josiah from the ranch. He would have to make his way in the world, alone, bearing the burden of his curse.

Lee wandered for many years, finding that he had a very strange luck inflicted upon him. Circumstances would always conspire to make his life complicated, but also let him make narrow escapes from said complications. His most infamous misadventure occurred in the mining boomtown of Catastrophe, Wyoming. Lee had been cheated at cards, beaten, and robbed of his horse by three men. He had tracked the three men to Catastrophe and had one aim…to kill all three.

A serious of bizarre coincidences, ranging from a poorly-timed slur against the French to a stray bullet striking a long-forgotten moonshine still, forced Lee to kill most of the town's inhabitants and leave not a single structure standing when he left. Since there was no longer a town to claim the name, he became known as "Catastrophe" Lee, the Quick-Drawing Destroyer.

Lee has spent years penetrating the myriad mysteries of the Orient in an attempt to cure or contain his curse. He has friends (and enemies) in every Chinese enclave in the United States, speaks the language fluently, and wears a collection of talismans and tattoos on his body. Somewhere along the way, he managed to acquire a pair of arcane six-guns, which are never far from him. His acquisition of artifacts has been quite costly, but there are many people who will pay top dollar for a man who can guarantee a high body count and wholesale property damage.

Lee is an amoral mercenary but not a sadist. He never sets out to get into trouble…it just seems to happen and he leaves with destruction in his wake and a hell of a story to tell.

Significant Aspects:
Mark of Strange Luck
Lone Wolf
"They Know Me in Chinatown"
Trinkets and Tattoos
I Can be Bought
By the Skin of My Teeth
Yin and Yang, the Gold Dragon Revolvers
In Search of a Cure
Dangerous Reputation
Not a Cruel Man

Superb: Guns
Great: Athletics, Mysteries
Good: Contacting, Fists, Weapons
Fair: Resolve, Endurance, Survival, Deceit
Average: Intimidation, Academics, Alertness, Gambling, Stealth

Guns: Quick Draw, Lightning Hands, Trick Shot, Bad Luck Bullet, Two Gun Joe
Mysteries: Personal Artifact
Endurance: Death Defiance

Artifacts: Gold Dragon Revolvers - Craftsmanship, Infinite Ammo, Dragon Flight(the guns can be drawn to the wielder's hands with a mental command, provided that there are no barriers in the way and the guns are within visual range. Basically, it's the Jedi "Come here, lightsaber!" trick.)

*Bad Luck Bullet – This is the Guns equivalent of Unsafe at Any Speed. Any damage done by Guns to inanimate objects is doubled. If sufficient damage is done to take the object out, the result is something big like a collapse or explosion(even if the object has no business exploding in the first place).

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