The Legion of Tomorrow, a Savage Rifts Story
Sir Amadeus Van Halen
A quirky Cyber Knight from a destroyed monastery in Kansas
Amadeus is a tall brawny man with deep brown skin and long dreaded hair. His clothing and skin is wind beaten. His eyes carry the crows feet of a mid-western glare.
He is often wearing Cyber Knight armor. If not, then he is usually found in the traditional garb of his monastery warrior caste. This is similar to a civil war calvary officer’s uniform in design.
When he adds his nanite Cyber Knight armor to his removable armor his bulk grows a noticeable but small amount. His armor becomes more alien looking and technical. When he empowers his armor psychically, it becomes radically larger. He looks similar to a Warhammer 40k Space Marine.
The Siege of Tolkeen. One of the most tragic and destructive events of recent times, the invasion and subsequent destruction of the magical state of Tolkeen by Coalition forces in 109 PA reverberates throughout North America and the world. Amadeus fought in that war, with his fellow Cyber-Knights. His monastery was destroyed. All of his kith and kin were destroyed. Many refugees from that war are now in or around Castle Refuge.
The world was ended in war, reborn in war, and war remains the most prevalent truth of the age, Amadeus knows this better than anyone. He has a great knowledge of battle and is a skilled battlefield commander.
Life on the road, in the wilderness and wandering the streets of cities that remain gave Amadeus special insight and some key experience with a particular calling: A Holy Warrior. Some folks come to understand that lone wolves don’t make it in the world as dangerous as this one. This understanding has granted Amadeus a tremendous common bond with his allies.
With formal training in his Cyber-Knight monastery, learning at the hands of a master, Amadeus has picked up some serious fighting skills.
After serving in a military, paramilitary militia or Sercurity force for some time, Amadeus has some solid combat training.