A NILE Sphinx is a high end AI defensive program that appears in VR as a classic sphinx with the hindquarters and forelimbs of a lion, the wings of a falcon and the head and torso of a beautiful woman, the neon NILE Technological Enterprises logo and trademark revolving above her head. A sphinx is typically attached as a guardian program to important files or domains. Intruders are met with a logic problem that must be overcome in order to proceed. Such problems usually involve symbolic or abstract logic and might include complex VR simulations. In direct VR combat, sphinxes use their powerful claws to flay the avatars of their enemies.
AI, Security Program: Nile Sphinx (Powerhouse 8): HD 10d10; HP 55; Init +1; Spd 30 ft; Defense 24, flatfooted 16 (+1 Dex, +7 Int, +6 Class); BAB +8; Atk +14 melee (1d10+11 cutter), or +9 ranged (by weapon); SQ Melee Master; AL Company; SV Fort +14, Ref +6, Will +6, Rec +4; Rep +4; Str (Pro) 18, Dex (Fin) 12, Con (Rob) 0, Int 20, Wis 18, Cha 18.
Background: Manmade AI
Occupation: Hacker: Perks 2 (Aggressive Stance, Precision Strike)
Skills: Academics (Current Virus Profiles) 11 (+16), Computers 11 (+16), Engineering 11 (+16), Firearms 4 (+5), Influence 11 (+15), Legal 11 (+15), Perception 11 (+15), Read/Write Language (native+ 5 more), Speak Language (native+ 5 more), Unarmed 11 (+15), Weapons 11 (+15)
Feats: Attack Focus 1 (Cutter), Attack Focus 2 (Cutter), Attack Specialization 1 (Cutter), Attack Specialization 2 (Cutter), Book Learning 1: +2 Intelligence, Great Fortitude x2, Lucky, Night Vision, Smart Defense: +2 Intelligence modifier for this feat, System Hog
Access/Contacts/Followers: Top Secret Access
Possessions: Cutter: deadly, +3 damage; Codewall: 4 DR
Character Disadvantages: Code: Loyal to Company (DSR 2)