aka Kavya Ajit
*Super-Sense – Smell 2 (adds +2 bonus to awareness tests using the sense of smell)
Athletics (Expert + 2 bonus), Martial Arts (Expert + 2 bonus), Photographer (Master +3 bonus), Stealth (Master +3 bonus), Wrestling (Expert +2 bonus)
Protector of Nature
Quiet and Reserved
Kavya Ajit was born and raised in Jaipur, a city with a population of over three million people. Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan and is known as the Pink City, due to the dominant color scheme of its buildings. Her parents are quite wealthy and her older brother founded his own technology company – and expectations for Kavya were very high. To her family’s dismay, she was fascinated by nature and became a photographer, capturing those parts of India’s countryside that were beginning to fade from history.
On the morning of January 1, she was in the Himalayas, tracking a female snow leopard, a big cat that was on the endangered species list. At 11:43 am, she snapped a picture of the creature, just as the beautiful animal turned to stare directly at her. She had no way of knowing that this instant would be one that not only changed her life but that of people all around the globe. An accident linked to a test conducted with the Large Hadron Collider somehow caused everyone on Earth to “lose” five minutes of time. This would become known as “The Skip” and slightly less than 1% of humanity would be altered physically by this event.
At 11:48 am, Kavyja’s picture was completed… and she found herself possessing many of the abilities associated with the gorgeous big cat she’d been following. In the weeks that followed, she learned her limits and wondered what to do, even as reports from all around the globe showed that some men and women were becoming heroes or villains.
When her older brother was kidnapped by a local criminal, Kavya became the Snow Leopard and rescued him before her father paid the requested ransom. Since then, she has become Jaipur’s protector and a spokesperson for preserving as much of the natural world as possible.
In her secret identity, she is a serious young woman that often loses herself in her work, leaving little time for friends or romance.
The Snow Leopard is part of “The Skip Timeline” Universe and is copyright Barry Reese