An archaeologist’s child transformed into an earth elemental by a chthonic god, and now bound to them in a rocky relationship.
Who were you before?
My parents are archaeologists. My brother and I accompanied them around the world, and learned about the past first-hand.
When did you change? What caused it?
We were in the underground temple complex when an earthquake hit. Everything fell in. I was crying, and I could hear voices that I thought were my family.
The ancient spirit of the temple, named Xuzotl, heard my plea. They offered power, in exchange for my life and the lives of my family. I accepted. It turned me into this rocky monster, and the chthonic god now dwells in my soul. But we survived.
Who, outside of the team, is helping you understand your new body?
My parents are doing everything they can to learn the lore of Xuzotl, so we can appease the god and finally lift the curse. Unfortunately they’re trying all kinds of weird and embarrassing experiments on me, and my brother refuses to acknowledge me outside of the house.
Why don’t you just try to hide yourself away?
Xuzotl won’t let me. The earth-god has an agenda, but won’t tell me what it is. They just keep pushing me into new and weird situations as part of this pact I made. Plus, every so often, they suspend the curse and turn me human again. But only for their own purposes. Plus, they’ll restore the transformation without any warning, at any time.
Why do you care about the team?
Sometimes, I get so angry, and I start breaking things. And maybe they’ll help me understand if that’s Xuzotl affecting my behavior… or if that’s just me.
Hero Name: Xenocryst
Real Name: Kiana Mostafi
Look: woman, Middle Eastern, strange eyes, plated flesh, no costume
Abilities: impenentrable armor, inhuman might (a hulking creature made of animated black rock, with glowing red shining through cracks and fissures)
Labels: Danger +2, Freak +3, Savior +0, Superior -1, Mundane -1
When our team first came together: We drew attention and ire from plenty during the fight. One important person in particular now hates and fears us. Who is it?
- TBD comforted you when you were at your lowest.
- TBD knew you before you changed.
Influence: Give Influence to one teammate
- I am not my body (a rampaging earth elemental)
- Unstoppable (a rampaging earth elemental)
- Be the monster (the Xenogod is profoundly inhuman, and sometimes comes through)