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Booked Characters

The Penitent Order

Adversity Breeds

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  • Patron of Lapin
  • Tutor of Vermilion

Player Gordon McDonald
Background The People's Combine
Faculty Adjutants
Culpability Ignorant
Alignment Unaligned
Affinity Keystone
Motives Influence, Knowledge

“He really didn’t know?”

“No. But, you didn’t tell him either.”

“True. I suppose it was probably best we didn’t include him, he has some odd ideas about the Sublime Concord. What did he say when he found out?”

“He just looked disappointed in me and mumbled about it delaying his work. He’s packing for Valtaria now. Apparently he can find what he needs there.”

An Endless Falling

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Player Jenny Witts
Background The People's Combine
Faculty Custodian
Culpability Guilty
Alignment Unaligned
Affinity Tempest
Motives Influence, Knowledge

"No. Your request is denied. In fact, I forbid it."

"But-"

"I will not throw more good Initiates after bad. You are to stay away from An Endless Falling and from anywhere she has been these last few years. That should keep you away from him as well. Perhaps when she kills him and returns to my tutelage you may be the first archivist to speak to her. If you prove yourself capable until then."

- Transcript of Archivist My Light Glows Dimly's first request to Master Acceptance of Fate, seeking permission to record the ongoing feud between two members of the Order.

“This is all his fault”

- An Endless Falling, Custodian.


At Dawn And At Dusk

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  • Enemy of Axle
  • Student of By My Crooked Teeth

Player Stephanie Edwards
Background The People's Combine
Faculty Custodian
Culpability Ignorant
Alignment Parchment
Affinity Tempest
Motives Challenge, Supremacy

"There are as many versions of the truth as there are witnesses."

- Aspirant Gatling of the Victory Through Persistance


By My Crooked Teeth

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  • Patron of Kaldaria
  • Tutor of At Dawn And At Dusk

Player Bill Smith
Background The People's Combine
Faculty Archivists
Culpability Abettor
Alignment Unaligned
Affinity Keystone
Motives Influence, Knowledge

“History is written by the victors. In the absence of victors, simply lie.”

- An extract from the lecture ‘The Ethics of History’ by Archivist By my Crooked Teeth

“See that man that rattles, with metal bones on his hip and grey across his back? That be By My Crooked Teeth. A wise man from far away. Always he sits and watches and listens. He helps now and then. But always he watches and scribbles his tales. I know not what he is after but be wary if he pays you a care. I do not trust a man who smiles falsely and speaks with pretty words. Be wary.”

- Vine, Sage of the Walkers (transcribed in the journal of By My Crooked Teeth.)


Carrion Comfort

Player Sam Griffin
Background The Walkers
Faculty Hellions
Culpability Guilty
Alignment Unaligned
Affinity Edge
Motives Devotion, Influence

Don’t mistake me for whatever you’ve mistaken me for. There are so many roles - so many masks- in this dance and I’ve worn them all. The difference is, I’m not afraid to tear them off…

There was a voice in my heart that told me to tear down the system I was tired of playing, and then another voice that called me away and promised me a better future for everyone. Turns out, both voices were mine, and I had the right idea the first time. So I kicked it over again and a lot of people got hurt and I’m not proud of that bit; but look…

It took me bloody ages to work this out and I’m trying to save you the time I wasted. If you want your opportunity or your freedom or your family then you grab whatever matters at your core, break yourself open until you bleed, and you prove it. Because nothing matters until it’s been torn out of your hands, broken, remade and won back. And that, mate, is the purpose of existence. It’s that simple.

Now that’s clear, did you want help with something?


Changing Of The Tide

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  • Tutor of Leaf

Player Sam Goacher
Background The Valtarian Kingdoms
Faculty Archivists
Culpability Failed
Alignment Parchment
Affinity Keystone
Motives Devotion, Knowledge
IC Pronouns She/Her

Since I have been tasked with recording history, what better place to begin than with my own?

I was born and raised in the Valtarian Kingdoms, the middle of five scions and the “runt of the litter” as they put it. I was therefore the one most often used to face the forefront of whatever unpleasantness had hit our kingdom this time - yet I never suffered any injury. People eventually discovered that I had the gift, and tried to persuade me to join their ranks. After the way they had treated me? I think not!

I may have been cast out as a Pawn in the Kingdoms, but the Sublime Concord were very interested in my talents. That was, of course, before things went so horribly wrong. I heard of plans to sabotage the exodus, and agreed to help with a counter-offensive. Regretfully, we failed to stop the resulting disaster. Now we have re-banded with a simple goal - to rectify our mistakes. Perhaps the pen will prove mightier than the sword.

End Of Hope Is Truth

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  • Tutor of Abyss

Player Thomas Parker
Background The Valtarian Kingdoms
Faculty Hellions
Culpability Abettor
Alignment Parchment
Affinity Keystone
Motives Influence, Knowledge

"Those who have the misfortune to survive cataclysm are doomed to see the seeds of downfall within the dawn of the new age. The ever toppling tower of destiny shaped by the hubris of visionaries and the foibles of the protagonists of fate.

Such must be chronicled for future ages, and yet nothing can be observed without change."

Endless Radiance

Player Greg Weir
Background The Valtarian Kingdoms
Faculty Custodian
Culpability Ignorant
Alignment Unaligned
Affinity Edge
Motives Devotion and Influence

THROUGHPUT: "Why?"

[Throughput trails off into a grunt of pain.]

UNKNOWN: "Because it was ordered. But believe me - this is for the greater good."

- Audio capture recovered after the murder of Hegemonic Engineer Throughput, 23 BF (Objective)

HOODED CHALLENGER: "What gives you the right to rule?"

ALTHALUS THE GOLDEN: "You ask that; you, who stand in nameless anonymity? You, whose words are naught but words? I speak, and legions march. I speak, and the world shapes itself to my will! I speak, and my enemies' blades fall as they clasp their hands in abject-"

[The HOODED CHALLENGER decapitates ALTHALUS THE GOLDEN]

HOODED CHALLENGER: "*sigh* Evidently not."

- Clip from World's Funniest Deaths Compilation 133AF (Subjective); used under licence from Sidesplit Entertainment

Every Broken Clock

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  • Champion of Whispers Of Autumn
  • Tutor of The Luxophage Sun

Player Shawn Major
Background The People's Combine
Faculty Custodians
Culpability Ignorant
Alignment Unaligned
Affinity Bastion
Motives Devotion, Knowledge

“She’s not exactly the kind of engineer who fixes things.”

- Fusilier Onslaught, of the Glory of Unity


From The Source, The Flow

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Player Ruth Foster
Background The Visions of Opportunity
Faculty Custodians
Culpability Failed
Alignment Quill
Affinity Keystone
Motives Devotion, Knowledge

Profile to follow

Glimmers Of Logic

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  • Patron of Intriguing Glint Anki
  • Tutor of Leaf

Player Andre Tcherepnin
Background The Visions of Opportunity
Faculty Adjutants
Culpability Failed
Alignment Parchment
Affinity Bastion
Motives Influence, Knowledge

Glimmers of Logic was a promising member of Protean Dynamics’ Relations division, that is, until the Incident. Having taken a commission to oversee the restructuring of a set of rival Shaping concerns, the laboratory he was assigned to suffered a catastrophic geomantic collapse while he was commencing networking protocols.

Some claim that his later emergence as a Penitent Adjutant are proof that this collapse was nothing more than an aggressive hostile personnel reassignment attack, that it was a premeditated extraction. Whatever the truth, he and his business partner, [name redacted – you have insufficient KarmaCredit! Access here for more information!] have recently opened Luxolyte™, a moral consultancy start-up specialising in Dynamic Equilibrium, cross-pollinating the change-agency expertise of PD with a horizon-scanning mysticism at the cream of the Pentitents’ game.

If Only You Would

Player Leah Owen
Background The Visions Of Opportunity
Faculty Hellions
Culpability Failed
Alignment Parchment
Affinity Keystone
Motives Devotion, Knowledge
IC Pronouns Zie, Zir Soulforges Penumbral

Zoom, whirr. The surveillance package used by the undercover Opportunity constable is substandard, but then the cultic activities of the subject - ‘If-Only-You-Would’, née Aghavni Smith, former kaf-grade serf-intern - don’t merit the good stuff. Yet.

‘- who among us, then, is righteous? Who just?’

Zie’s pacing the line of shivering congregants, half drill-sergeant, half confessor.

‘I’ve seen the new world that’s building, and I tell you - it sure ain’t just. Sure ain’t righteous. It’s evil fruit from an evil tree. It’s like taffy, like gum on the sole of the boot on your necks, and if we’re not careful, it’ll be trodden into the next world.’

‘But I tell you this: we can keep the new world we birth - and our children-in-spirit who’ll thrive there - pure. We can keep them immaculate. By holy iconoclasm, by spiritual and material sabotage, by extirpation and self-emptying of who we were - we can keep the contamination out. Maybe this world’s doomed - but by our sacrifices, we each can save the next. Even you; even you;’

Zie stares down each congregant in turn. And then, slowly, deliberately, zie turns, looks straight into the camera.

‘Even you.’

Last Lingering Music

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  • Tutor of Crankshaft

Player Jeanette Ng
Background The Visions of Opportunity
Faculty Adjutants
Culpability Failed
Alignment Parchment
Affinity Keystone
Motives Devotion, Knowledge

Last Lingering Music has been the aide to Glimmers of Logic for some time, assisting in the setup of Luxolyte™, a moral consultancy start-up specialising in Dynamic Equilibrium, cross-pollinating the change-agency expertise of PD with a horizon-scanning mysticism at the cream of the Pentitents’ game.

Patient Guardian

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  • Tutor of Mirador

Player James Hadley
Background Walkers
Faculty Custodians
Culpability Guilty
Alignment Unaligned
Affinity Bastion
Motives Devotion, Knowledge

He was always one of the brightest Blue Wardens we had , always willing to guard and teach, so none of us were really surprised when he was chosen by the Concord. He didn't want to leave, but we encouraged him to take the opportunity. Things like that don't come along every day.

What surprised us was when he came back. He was changed, broken. All of his energy and joy for life was gone, replaced by a forced, deathly calm, trying to hide a quiet, simmering anger. Everyone noticed it, but he didn't talk about it, so we didn't ask.

He didn't stay with us for long. I think he just wanted some people he knew to be around for a while.

One day, we woke up and he was gone again.

But, if you know where to look, you can see the little signs of him still being around. Nothing certain, just the little mentions. Listen to the stories about unlikely survival, about strange coincidences.

He may walk his own path now, but I am sure he is near. Deep inside, he is still a Walker.

- Skald Ember, with a barrel-fire tale about the Walker-turned-Penitent Shield.


Rain Falls On The Snow

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  • Patron of Abanox
  • Tutor of Orb Weaver

Player Stephen Borgars-Smith
Background Walkers
Faculty Custodians
Culpability Guilty
Alignment Quill
Affinity Tempest
Motives Influence, Knowledge

THREAT PROFILE - CONFIDENTAL BUSINESS INFORMATION, PROTEAN DYNAMICS PROPERTY

Identification: “Rain Falls On The Snow”, “Rain”
Threat Rating: Delta
Notes: Shaper, Non-Client, No Contracts

Audit History:

X12-2Y-3F - Identified as target of opportunity during scouting pass on Walker camps encroaching on protected site.

X30-2Y-3F - Target passes too close to protected site during apparently random wandering, engaged by security team. Revealed as Shaper, eliminates four non-Shaper operatives, proceeds to destroy site. Upgraded to threat level Beta.

E24-6H-2J - Target encountered during operation in Valtarian territory, equipped with stolen Valtarian equipment. Eliminates two Shaper operatives and escapes. Upgraded to threat level Gamma.

Personal File Note, Vice-President Bright Fox, GG12-4R-3X: Why do we have some Walker idiot at threat level Gamma? Because he got lucky or someone screwed up? Bump him down to Beta again, save Gamma for the real threats, and have someone shoot him the next time he pops his head out of his little treehouse.

File Addendum, GH12-4-3X, Acting Vice-President Cold Tempest: Vice-President Bright Fox was found in his office last night with his throat slit, and a printout of this document stapled to his forehead. I’m raising the target’s threat level to Delta and adding a No Contracts classifier.

Soar Ever Upward

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  • Seeker of Bethany

Player James Bates
Background The Visions of Opportunity
Faculty Adjutants
Culpability Abettor
Alignment Unaligned
Affinity Tempest
Motives Gratification

I’ve heard it said – though I can’t confirm it myself, as I’ve only been inducted twenty years – that their feud began over the fate of a single Monarch-Victor. Perhaps it would have been one of the earliest indications of the Oracle’s conflicting orders, had they bothered to report it. Anyway, even in light of the Betrayal, they’ve stuck fast to their respective philosophies. Soar’s being pathological.

On that note, I ran into Soar last week. I found him tracking Fall northward with frankly unsettling singlemindedness. He informed me that she was probably bleeding out, from wounds he’d inflicted. Of course, he wasn’t happy about that - said he had to watch her die. I wished him good luck (you know I always have to fill the awkward silences!), and he moved on quickly. Today, rather alarmingly, I received news that the two have been spotted together, preparing to travel to the Outworld. Both very cheerful, apparently.

The mind boggles.

- personal communication from the Archivist My Light Glows Dimly, to the Hellion Rupture All The Things

“She can’t honestly claim that this is all my fault.”

- Soar Ever Upward, Adjutant


Still Moon on Rapids

Player Lauretta Locke
Background Protean Dynamics
Faculty Custodian
Culpability Guilty
Alignment Unaligned
Affinity Keystone
Motives Devotion, Influence

The Opportunists Guide to Legal Services

Partner Profile

Still Moon Over Rapids remains the only advocate specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions that has never declined a new client in her entire career. This publication can only speculate as to the fractal complexity of the Chinese walls that must exist in her firm. But impossible geometry aside, her client feedback has been stellar again this year, just like literally every single year since her call to the bar. Literally.

This year she announces that she will expand her practice to covering private client advisory services. No doubt the feedback from those clients will be similarly, uniformly excellent.

Test To Destruction

Player Wren Robson
Background Walkers
Faculty Hellions
Culpability Abettor
Alignment Unaligned
Affinity Tempest
Motives Supremacy IC Pronouns It/Its


"Summary of sitch: aggressive negotiations break out between two Accounts teams during routine debt-collection assignment. Records show: large payments made to leaders on both sides in days previous, along with receipt of encrypted communications - all from same source. Conclusion: someone is fucking with us."

- Bubba "Bubba" Grunt, Margin Drivers, Accounts Division.

"It seemed to know what we needed before we needed it. That was the first thing. On the day it arrived, it came with the oil supplies we were short of, a thin smile on its face, and an introduction. We should have listened to that last one."

- "Bulkhead", Traitor-Industrioclast, during a high-intensity re-education session.

“I thought it was my friend. It raised me up, taught me how empty the game the Monarchs play is, how to fight it. And then one day I awoke to find that it had led His Awful Shadow Beckons and his forces to my village. All my friends died in front of me… and I saw it watching from the hill: until it turned away, and walked into the mist.”

- Teofri, Monarch-Pawn of Valtaria

“I knew them, before. Laughed with them. Drank with them. Fucked them. But that was before.”

- Tor, Sage

Thunder Surrounding

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  • Tutor of Diesel

Player Doug Kohler
Background The People's Combine
Faculty Hellions
Culpability Guilty
Alignment Parchment
Affinity Tempest
Motives Devotion, Knowledge

++Urgent Dispatch – Hegemonic Engineer Syphon, Shattered Front++

situation grave STOP industrioclasts occupying watchtower seventeen operating with assistance of unknown shaper STOP presumed valtarian counter-revolutionary STOP four ships lost in combat STOP three more lost in unclear circumstances STOP unknown if captured or subverted by counter-revolutionaries STOP please advise STOP

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To Her Stalwart Highness Veladrisa, the Argent Shield

We regret to inform you that our advance on Herebon’s Citadel has been met with substantial resistance by a group of serfs and Pawns, seemingly with the assistance of a shaper of presumed Combine affiliation. We have lost almost a quarter of our drakeriders with little to show for it; more worryingly, we have had a substantial number of deserters. We humbly request additional reinforcements to nip this insurrection in the bud.

In undying loyalty,
Nathaniel the Phoenix

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/Access/EPSILON_LIMIT
Accessing Relational Database…. Memetic Scan in progress…
^^^MSX_Override/active
//&Spoof_PsyArch/PaperTiger
Access Granted - Subject EPSILON LIMIT

Name: Thunder Surrounding
Classification: Shaper
Contingency Status: Unassigned
Affiliation: Penitent Order

Presumed former LibCorp. Active in various warzones, loyalties inconsistent, unpredictable. Further observation required for adequate threat assessment.

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“Thunder Surrounding? Ahahahaha. What’s that phrase you Opportunity idiots like – ah yeah. ‘No comment’. Now scram.”

- Hummingbird, Warden


Trip The Electric

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Player Myre Ince
Background Walkers
Faculty Hellions
Culpability Guilty
Alignment Unaligned
Affinity Keystone
Motives Influence, Knowledge

“Contrast the adumbrate wild,
No ungainly hoop henceforth,
Time is too fast for only hope in a tailcoat,
Acknowledge my heavy custard.”

- Trip the Electric, by way of explanation


Whispers Of Autumn

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  • Partner of Crankshaft
  • Patron of Every Broken Clock

Player Sam Wood
Background The Visions of Opportunity
Faculty Hellions
Culpability Guilty
Alignment Unaligned
Affinity Edge
Motives Devotion, Influence

++Message Will Dispatch To: Last Lingering Music++
++Holovid Recording Begins++

Sorry, but I’m not sorry. The whole thing had become so fundamentally pretentious and, well, you know what the Business-Desirable-Value-Development-Synth-Parental-Substitute used to say. Never be afraid to kill it all and start again. It’s anyone’s to play for now. Are we going to see the same calibre of insight generation appear instantly from whoever stumbles through the breach? Of course not - but give them a free enough market, and we’ll see something better emerge. Enough competition, and it might even be perfect. Or at least not so terrible gauche.

Oh, this is your beloved brother by the way. I had to change my face. Some...unpleasantness with my line manager at PD. Incidentally, I no longer work at PD. And Contingency might be tracking me. Any freelance gigs going at Luxolyte? Only biomancy is expensive and I’m pretty sure my subscription for these cheekbones is about to expire.

++Your Credit Is Insufficient To Continue++
++Message Has Ended++

The People's Combine

Volunteer Abacus, of The Outworld

  • Patron of Axle

Player Mike Dyer-Evans
Corps Volunteer Corps
Profession
Affinity Keystone
Motives Devotion

Dear Abacus

I don't know if you will remember me. I won't call myself by name. You are a good man. You are open-minded, but clever. You have great responsibilities, but you have your friends to help you see them through. Help them in return. You are a trained accountant. They will need your help. Trust the woman called Axle. Tell her that the person who wrote this letter is sorry.

You are the last. Leave a worthy legacy.

Volunteer Axle, of the Symphony Of Purpose

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  • Enemy of At Dawn And At Dusk

Player Reesha Dyer-Evans
Corps Volunteer Corps
Profession Vulcaniser
Affinity Tempest
Motives Loyalty, Supremacy

"Volunteers of the Combine. This is a mandatory teachable moment. Attend and be inspired.

When we first met Axle, she was misguided, and misled, a tool of a dying capitalistic machine, biting the hand of our glorious society as it reached out to her, freely offering salvation upon glorious wings of fellowship. But did we give up on this flawed soul? No sir! We worked tirelessly to retrain young Axle, to show her the errors of her terrorist ways, and give her a new chance at earning her place through glorious self-sacrifice. Now she is the hero you see charging headlong into the ranks of those whose purposes she once served, cannon blazing, her heart filled with purpose.

Volunteers, take note, this is what you could become."

- Hegemonic Engineer Valve, public address #177.


Fusilier Barrage, of the Symphony Of Purpose

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  • Comrade of Flare
  • Student of Intriguing Glint Anki

Player Helen Dixon
Corps Liberation Corps
Profession Fusilier
Affinity Tempest
Motives Loyalty, Supremacy

(profile to follow)

Engineer Cam, of the Symphony Of Purpose

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  • Rival of Maximum

Player Morgan Wilkinson
Corps Production Corps
Profession Engineer
Affinity Keystone
Motives Challenge, Loyalty
IC Pronouns They/Them
OC Pronouns He/Him

“So, the Renovatory Flame of Progress made it back to dock?”

“Barely. And I’ve no idea how – most of the crew are dead, and the ship’s so much junk at this point. I don’t think there was much holding it together bar sheer stubbornness by the time they got back.”

“How long will it take to repair? We’ll need them back out there-- ”

“Honest answer? It’s past fixing. Best thing to do would be to break it down for parts and reassign what’s left of the crew elsewhere. Not that you’d know it to listen to the engineer I spoke to.”

“Who was that? Let me see those files…”

There’s a pause, and a shuffling of paper.

“Engineer Cam, was it? No, you wouldn’t get an admission of defeat from him; he’d have it up in the air held together with rubber bands and fuse wire if you left him to it. You’re probably right that it’s not worth it, though. Where were you thinking of sending them?”

“The Symphony of Purpose is still down on numbers. But if these kids are going to be difficult-”

“Not difficult, no, none of them want anything but what’s best for the Combine. Convincing them – that one especially – that downing tools and giving up on their ship is what’s necessary for the greater good, though? That’ll be a job.”

Engineer Crankshaft, of the Relentless Advance On The Tyranny Of Authority

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  • Partner of Whispers Of Autumn
  • Student of Last Lingering Music

Player Kiwi Apteryx Tokoeka
Corps Production Corps
Profession Engineer
Affinity Bastion
Motives Challenge, Loyalty
IC Pronouns They/Their

“We received final broadcast from the Liberation Made Manifest informing us they had been hit fatally, and were going down. We were the nearest ship, but we weren’t going to get there in time. So I did what any Citizen would do, secured my tools and exited the ship by the nearest external access, directing my fall towards the Liberation Made Manifest.” – Engineer Crankshaft

“We were going down, our Engineers dead, flames billowing everywhere and sparks flying from all the machinery. I was trying to do what I could to help, when someone landed in the Engine room, through the hole to the sky, rolling to a stop. They picked themselves up, dusted themselves off and having pulled out a Crowbar and Spanner, set about repairing all the damage I could see, and presumably, all that I couldn’t. Don’t know how they did it, but we were flying as smooth as the day we were commissioned by the time they finished.”

– After Action Report from the Liberation Made Manifest


Liberator Diesel, of the Relentless Advance On The Tyranny Of Authority

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  • Comrade of Vector
  • Partner of Vector
  • Student of Thunder Surrounding

Player Peter Green
Corps Liberation Corps
Profession Zipline Lancer
Affinity Tempest
Motives Devotion

Ever since he was a child, Diesel had a true passion for equality and liberation. Not that life was always easy for this young Lancer! In his early life he suffered from ill health, and everyone can remember the tragic death of his partner in arms. But like a true hero, he pushed through to become bigger and better, and his strength of spirit is a testament to the Combine way of thinking! He went from zero to a soldier with one of the highest contact counts in recent Combine memory. Known for his charming wink and devotion, we look forward to seeing how he forwards the cause even further! Forward as One!


Liberator Falconet, of the Unity Through Purpose

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  • Comrade of Pivot

Player Jay Jivani
Corps Liberation Corps
Profession Fusilier
Affinity Tempest
Motives Challenge, Loyalty

“My inspirations? Oh, I always found Fusilier Gatling a great role model! She showed us that being in the Liberation Corps wasn't just about being the best fighters, it's about 'keeping our crew alive'. And that's what I do!”

The bright young girl looked down the barrel of her gun, through the cross hairs, and fired a single shot into the approaching enemy. As I turned to watch the fight below, I caught sight of an enemy falling to their knees in front of her crew, blood running from the hole in their head. They hit the ground just short of landing their first blow. As I turned back to congratulate Fusilier Falconet on her fine training, a call came out from the front of the fight;

“Thanks Fusilier!”

“Don't mention it.” Falconet looked back to me with a winning smile. “It's what I do.”

- An excerpt from an article from the Homeworld titled 'Heroes to Watch; The Next Generation of Liberation Corps'


Liberator Flare, of the Victor Ascendant

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  • Champion of Desiderata Violet
  • Comrade of Barrage
  • Comrade of Vector
  • Enemy of Alaccastia

Player Kate Robins
Corps Liberation Corps
Profession Fusilier
Affinity Tempest
Motives Challenge, Supremacy

“What’s your secret?” I ask. She pushes back her hair and grins.

“Secret? I don’t have secrets. But if I did…” She leans forward and I can see the flecks of blood sprayed across her face. "It would be this” she caresses the flamethrower next to her, “this” she gestures to the ship we are now sat on, “but mostly them”. She turns to the crew milling around us, some just fresh from the fight. “Together we have the ability to make anything happen. And if I can inspire these people onwards to such great victories, well just think what else I can do for the People’s Combine."'

- Extract from Flare of the Victor Ascendant’s first interview


Rhetonomic Engineer Fluidity, of the Victory Through Persistence

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  • Muse of Serennia

Player Amy Allen
Corps Revolutionary Corps
Profession Rhetonomic Engineer
Affinity Edge
Motives Challenge, Loyalty

“Of course our world runs on gears and guns. Of course. And our true heroes are those who fire up pistons, throw grenades, swing battles: those who liberate: Liberators.”

The camera pans from glaring explosions on the near horizon. A woman's dark eyes meet the viewer with a soft but surefooted smile.

“Someone has to come in afterwards, though, and that someone is me. The machines are our life, our joy. One of the most rewarding aspects of my work is to exalt our ProCorps for their mechanical prowess.”

With a chipper little nod, she continues to hold the viewer's gaze.

“I'm in rhetonomics, but I like to think I run machines nevertheless. I machinate the final stage in processing unenlightened territories to functional Combine components. I oil the gears of our communications and stoke the flames of our reputation. That's how I think about it, anyway.”

A particularly deafening explosion. The ground sways slightly, though she keeps her balance as though second nature. Her grin widens and one hand edges out of vision.

“I love it when I get to throw grenades, too.”

- ­clip from “A Day on the Victory Through Persistence”


Lancer Maximum, of the Harbinger of Inevitable Freedom

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  • Rival of Cam

Player Kay Sharrock
Corps Liberation Corps
Profession Smart Ammunition
Affinity Edge
Motives Challenge, Supremacy

“Reckless? Never let them hear you say it. They might prove you right.”

Lancer Maximum, of the Harbinger of Inevitable Freedom, was picked up by the LibCorps at an early age, after showing a propensity for dramatic entrances and equally dramatic victories.

“… is that a cannon. Are they getting… Yes, they’re getting into a cannon.”

Never one to wait for a fight, Maximum prefers to get stuck in by boarding enemy vessels or fortifications at speed, trusting to stout armour and a good aim to see them landing safely. Many is the opposing commander who thought themselves safe, only for the last thing they see to be Maximum shooting from the sky like a human bolt of lightning to bring them freedom.

Lieutenant Balthazhar Piston Bennet

Player Tomas Pilar
Corps Industrioclast
Profession Fixer
Affinity Keystone
Motives Loyalty, Challenge

‘The mass coupler blew again, the guns are overheating but that maniac wants to blow another bridge. I swear I’ll cut off his radio halfway through his speech next time.’

‘He wants me to keep this junk flying for 2 more hours!? What am I, a frikking wizzard?!’

‘We did it. The bridge is gone and we boarded the Combine flying locomotive. They couldn’t believe we were there, had no idea what hit them. And they’ve not yet made a locomotive good ol’ Piston couldn’t crash!’

Volunteer Pivot, of the Victory Through Persistence

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  • Comrade of Falconet

Player Matilda Tempest
Corps Volunteer Corps
Profession Aerial Infantry
Affinity Tempest
Motives Loyalty, Supremacy

The camera pans down over a battlefield, coming to rest on a rhetonomic engineer and a member of the volunteer corps. Though both obviously members of the Combine, they couldn't look more different, the engineer's patriotic outfit and bright smile contrasting with the volunteer's scorched jacket and vacant expression.

'While everyone can look up to the Liberators with awe and admiration, sometimes it's easy to forget the impact that even a humble volunteer can have. An entire base destroyed - tell me, what were you thinking?'

The volunteer starts, glancing up at the engineer and over at the camera. Her mouth moves silently for a couple of seconds before any sound comes out:

'I wasn't thinking anything. I just... did what I had to.'

She glances off to the side camera zooms back out again, showing a panorama of the battlefield as the engineer's voice extorts the virtues of the volunteer programme.

- Excerpt from a patriotic documentary


Rosie Ratchet

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  • Muse of Leaf

Player Gillian Reynolds-Carr
Corps Industrioclast
Profession Shit-stirring, gun-slinging rebel
Affinity Tempest
Motives Influence
Soulforge Penumbral

This is a declaration of independence.

The so-called People's Combine is a parasitic drain on the fabric of the world, depriving and denying individuals from achieving their full potential. These looters and moochers have benefited from individuals' hard labor long enough! They provide no honest pay for honest work and I reject this, withdrawing my labor. I invite any pioneering, self-reliant folk to follow me to the new world.

The People's Combine works entirely on propaganda and while they claim to be egalitarian, there are inevitably those who rise to the top – but not based on their talents or industrial merit but on how closely they parrot the lies they have been fed their entire lives.

How can a society be egalitarian when we have individuals who can literally shape the world walk among the rest?

Their world is based on falsehoods and I am here to ensure that this new world is founded as a refuge to ensure individuals are able to follow their true potential and earn their way in the world on their own merits.

Consider this a (courteous) warning shot across your bows, Combine.

- Rosie Ratchet


Engineer Rebar, of the Victory Through Persistence

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  • Rival of Switchgear

Player Zachary Smith
Corps Production Corps
Profession Engineer
Affinity Bastion
Motives Challenge, Loyalty

“My role? I see to it that our airship’s sturdy enough to cope with the tactical maneuvering dreams of our Liberators.

“Watch your head!

“You see, to dock with an enemy ship in a truly inspiring manner sometimes you have to dock through an enemy ship. And that requires a certain hard-headedness that -

“Duck!

“That you could certainly make use of! Haha ha! Anyway without me I’m sure they’d be calling our ship the ‘Unfortunately Smashed into Twenty Separate Pieces Through Persistence’. Now get out of here before you cause more head-shaped dents in my precious equipment.”

- Cut short interview with Engineer Rebar of the Victory Through Persistence


Liberator Switchgear of the Victory Through Persistence


  • Muse of Desiderata Violet
  • Rival of Rebar

Player Tom Moore
Corps Liberation Corps
Profession Zipline Lancer (Swordsman/Boarder)
Affinity Edge
Motives Devotion IC Pronouns She/Her OC Pronouns He/Him

"...and I guess you could say between me and Gatling we've got his back. We're a- DUCK!" The Volunteer swings her energy sword and a beam of light arcs over the top of the camera and off screen, the following sound of Valtarian soldiers in agony just about audible over the melee.

"We're a team. We're the embodiment of Unity. We're the ones that make Monarchs-in-Shadow have nightmares about. And when I'm a Liberator, there's nothing that's gonna stop us finally Liberating the whole of Valt- oh? You were looking for Dy? He's over there..."

 - Deleted clip from the Propaganda Vid "A Day on the Victory Through Persistence"



Volunteer Vector, of the Symphony Of Purpose

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  • Comrade of Diesel
  • Comrade of Flare
  • Partner of Diesel

Player Tim Knight
Corps Volunteer Corps
Profession Medic
Affinity Tempest
Motives Loyalty, Supremacy

++VECTOR PROFILE++

++CLEARANCE LEVEL: Public++

Medic Vector has recently returned from glorious re-education, ready to serve the combine in its armies. He has embraced the doctrine of the VolCorp well, and should be seen as proof of the work of the RevCorp in re-education. Whilst only serving with us for just over a month, he has proved an adapt surgeon for the needs of the VolCorp, developing grafting techniques to maintain other assets within the VolCorp. A smart tactician and keen eyed shot, he has potential for a bright future, and should be watched closely.

Captain Welder Sparks, The Badgeless

Player Chris Killey
Corps Industrioclast
Profession Sky-Captain
Affinity Bastion
Motives Challenge, Supremacy

The Radio stutters and the generic entertainment portion of One World Radio fizzles out in a haze of static. Suddenly a voice comes through, slightly hazy but getting clearer.

“Hello? Blast this damned equipment!” The sound of a loud bang, not to dissimilar to a wrench being applied with force to a dense metal object, “They can't even make bloody radios right now can they.

“If you can hear me, this is Captain Sparks of the Free ship coalition! Yes, the very same hero who destroyed the manufactories in the eastern bloc yesterday. Fear not, despite broadcasts to the contrary, my friends and I ensured that no one was hurt. I don't have long so listen up. It's a lie! It's all a lie! They promise freedom and liberty but all they offer is the promise of servitude. Join us in the skies, together we will liberate ourselves from their liberty and propaganda! We are at bearing...” The sound cuts out in a haze of static. “Damn it Piston, yobzzzzzzz said we had five minutes!” There is more static as Captain Sparks fades out, “Listen to the skies! Don't let them get to you! Fight back damn it! Fight bazzzzzzzzzz...”


The Valtarian Kingdoms

His Incandescent Malevolence, Abanox the Soulchainer

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  • Champion of Rain Falls On The Snow
  • Enemy of Vermilion
  • Rival of Serennia

Player Michael Chester
Status Monarch-In-Shadow
Past Scion
Affinity Edge
Motives Challenge, Supremacy

Some Monarchs-in-Shadow are content to sit in their fortresses of doom, waiting for brave heroes to come to them. His Incandescent Malevolence, Abanox the Soulchainer takes a rather different approach – he is known to find those Monarch-Errants who have shown early promise, and terrorise them until they either make good on that promise and achieve greatness, are corrupted to shadow themselves, or die. So far, none have reached his standard of greatness.


Desolator Atherozan, the Heart Of Ice

Player Martel Reynolds
Status Monarch-In-Shadow
Past Advisor
Affinity Tempest
Motives Challenge, Supremacy

Atherozan the Desolator began his career with a different name, as the favoured vizier of Their Luminescence Rennevaelor the Immovably Just. By all accounts he was remarkably adept at it, boasting that peculiar combination of diplomatic charm and ruthless pragmatism required to bribe, cajole, coerce and threaten out of their erstwhile owners the resources required to keep a Monarch-Victor in their accustomed style.

Given the nature of his mundane talents, it was perhaps inevitable that upon manifesting the shaper’s gift Atherozan took up the mantle of Monarch-in-Shadow. Many a Monarch-Errant has fought the ice-sorcerer on the battlements of his frozen fortress; rather fewer have lived to tell the tale.

Bethany, the Steadfast

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  • Rival of Vermilion
  • Muse of Soar Ever Upward

Player Clare Barker
Status Monarch-Errant
Past Peasant
Affinity Bastion
Motives Loyalty

Bethany grew up on a farm in a small village. Always hearing tales of the heroic deeds of the Monarchs. Always wistful that she was not one of them. Dreaming of one day getting her chance to fight evil too.

Then one day, not too long ago, all her dreams came true.

Celestine Brightheart, Blade of Truth

Player Oliver Bussell
Status Monarch-Errant
Past Peasent
Affinity Edge
Motives Challenge and Devotion IC Pronouns They/Them

“ 'twere a long, difficult road to Light's Bastion – good thing too, it's right and proper that the Monarchs 'elp only the deservin'. We lost three to the Wolves. Still, once we arrived, Celestine – the Monarch- Errant 'round these parts – they came to 'elp us right quick. Safeguarded our passage back through the forest and drove out the 'orrors from our town. Did it with a smile on their face and a song on their lips, too – 'twere right insiprin'”. - Martin Miller, Valtarian Peasant

“Something of an amateurish upstart, if you ask me. Yes, they developed their Gift and that commands a degree of respect, but they have no understanding of how to hold themselves at court and absolutely no bearing on the true repartee and elegance that separates a Monarch-Victor from a mere Monarch- Errant.” - Monarch-Regent Elsabeth The Radiant, Most Beloved Majesty

“They have potential, certainly, but their idealism blinds them to the truth. They fail to see the true purpose of the Monarchs in Shadow and, in doing so, fail themselves. If they could be turned, they could prove useful, indeed.” - Monarch in Shadow Darius Blackheart, Tyrant-Regent of the Crystal Citadel

Demoiselle Lapin, The Lady Of The Golden Rabbit

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  • Champion of Adversity Breeds
  • Partner of Leaf

Player Rosalind Irene Crane
Status Monarch-Victor
Past Scion
Affinity Keystone
Motives Devotion, Supremacy

Lady Lapin – A woman who relishes the finer things in life. Her names comes from her seemly innocent appearance and love for gold. She adores all things that are gilded and glitter. Despite her naive and complacent demeanor she is in fact cold and calculated, the large guillotine in her palaces forecourt often used to execute enemies (some say even her own sister who mysteriously disappeared). She uses her charisma and charm to get her way, preferring to have other people fight her battles for her as blood stains are so very difficult to get out of fine embodied baroque gowns…

Supreme Arch-Lich-Saint Laszvelar of the Redemption Undying

Player Henry Prestige
Status Monarch-Victor
Past Companion
Affinity Keystone
Motives Devotion, Supremacy
Soulforges Penumbral

“No more souls shall be lost to conquest! That which is dead shall rise to serve the glory of Valtaria, one final boon to those aspiring to the ideals we all hold dearest!”

When Laszvelar was crown prince, he learned he had a golden tongue, he could convince anyone to do his bidding, even the dead. He rose up against his father and commanded great armies of the undead to lay waste to the land. He kept pushing and pushing the limits of his powers, but he was destined to fall to his own hubris. Now, unspeakable horrors roam the remains of his kingdom and the gates between the land of the living and the land of the dead lie permanently asunder. Realising the folly in his arrogance, Laszvelar determined to use his powers of Necromancy for good. He was forever changed and scarred by his deeds in his youth and at first glance could be mistaken for a fairytale villain though a sworn dedicant to Justice and Heroism. He is well known for using his powers to give fallen Heroes a second Chance at Glory. He has sworn what he will make amends for his past and never to forget the dangers of misplaced pride.

Her Oceanic Majesty Mariana, Oceanheart

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Player Ash Le Galloudec
Status Monarch-Victor
Past Scion
Affinity Keystone
Motives Devotion, Supremacy

Hail to the great ocean, wild and free
Hail to the ocean’s queen, gracious is she
Who keeps us here in love and harmony

- excerpt from the Ildathach anthem

“… the circumstances surrounding her rise to power, however, remain a mystery and will continue to do so as long as the bottom of the sea remains inaccessible to any without the Monarch’s gifts. What exactly befell her sister, therefore, is equally-“

- fragment of text from burned manuscript, unknown author, Central Archives

We trust you will not disappoint us, Mariana. Your father and I would be most displeased to hear of another ‘accident’ within the family, after the scandal surrounding your brother – may he rest in peace. However given a choice between loss and widespread ridicule, I would expect you not to hesitate. Our honour and glory must be paramount in your mind, even as – especially as – you seek to be kind and gracious to your loyal subjects. Do not forget this, Mariana. Do not ever forget this.

- letter from Her Most Radiant Grace, Violetta, the White Hart, never delivered


Her Illustrious Extravagance Pandora, the Libertine

Player Emma Bates
Status Monarch-In-Shadow
Past Scion
Affinity Edge
Motives Challenge, Devotion

“Please, come in. May I offer you a glass of burgundy? It was gifted to me by Antoinette of the Fens; I assure you the taste is exquisite.

“I see you were admiring the portrait in the hallway. His Excellency Dorimant the Dissolute took an idiosyncratic approach to interior design; there is nary a room in this entire house that does not bear his image. Artistic appreciation came as easily to him as slaughter and spite.

“I have been told the resemblance is striking.”

Scion of one of the most notorious Monarch-in-Shadows ever to grace the Valtarian Kingdoms with his malice, Her Extravagance Pandora the Libertine launched her campaign of terror no sooner than he was vanquished. Evil, she claims, is the greatest mode of artistic expression. If it is murder, torture and devastation she craves, then this is only by way of seeking out new sensation.

The Prince in the Golden Chains

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Status Error
Past Error
Affinity Error
Motives Supremacy

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Ronan, Guardian of Valtaria

Player Lambie
Status Monarch-Pawn
Past Peasant
Affinity Tempest
Motives Influence
IC Pronouns They/Them

“When will we awake from this dream? When will our people no longer be pawns in this pathetic game? When will this meaningless pageantry end? The answer is clear - only when the true evil at the heart of this land, our own toxic arrogance, is defeated can a new glorious Valtaria be reborn...


"SO! Those afar, listen to my words! Those nearby look upon my visage! Know I, Ronan – Guardian of the Valtarian ideals of old, will return us to our former glory! In sword and in spirit – this is what I stand for! Are you with me?”

– A transcript of a speech by Ronan to the people of Valtaria.

"Ronan came to prominence upon defeating not only the infamous Monarch-in-Shadow, Razgorax the Unchained, but also the Monarch-Victor, Artemis, Bow of the Stars who arrived in pursuit of her arch-nemesis moments later – both in single combat. Since then, every Monarch who has pursued Ronan has been defeated, their honour tarnished and reputation destroyed.

"There is no doubt about it, they must have the Shaper’s gift. There is no other explanation, though what this means for Valtaria’s future, remains unknown...”

- An Advisor’s Report to the Grand High Imperatrix


Her Exalted Beneficence Serennia, the Illustrious Conqueror of Drakenhold

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  • Rival of Abanox
  • Seeker of Fluidity

Player Theresa Austin
Status Monarch-Victor
Past Scion
Affinity Edge
Motives Gratification Soulforges Penumbral

“You just can’t get the staff nowadays…”

Her Exalted Beneficence Serennia the Illustrious Conqueror of Drakenhold was a Monarch-Victor eager to ensnare the affections of the brightest and boldest up-and-coming new hero in court. Malefactor-Marshal Gedremonde, the Lightscourge dutifully answered the call, assuming the mantle of villainy and presenting an opportunity for valour that would prove quite irresistible. Forging a Dread Kingdom of Eternal Night and sending legions of eyeless bestial minions to terrorise and enslave the populace, Gedremonde awaited the dramatic arrival of her bright-eyed heroic foe atop a forbidding yet eminently infiltratable obsidian citadel filled with devious traps and monstrous creatures. A mighty duel in the Citadel of Eternal Night’s command eyrie saw the young champion, named Ephraste the Undiminished, poised to collapse exhaustedly into her nemesis’ waiting arms – when an overeager minion promptly struck her down and killed her. An enraged and profoundly disappointed Gedremonde proceeded to pour all her pent-up frustration into redoubling her efforts at bringing tyranny and ruin to the Kingdom of Eternal Night, levying a new army of twisted darkling horrors and hoping for the arrival of a new, stronger and more resilient nemesis with greater situational awareness..

Telador Silverhand, Lance of the Stars

Player Thomas Glithero
Status Monarch-Errant
Past Peasant
Affinity Tempest
Motives Challenge, Supremacy

“We are stardust, and that makes us kin of the stars above. When I call, they WILL answer.”

When young Telador saw his home burn at the hands of an unknown Monarch in Shadow he did not give into despair. Alone and wounded, his hand severed in an act of callous cruelty, he staggered into an ancient ruin, and in so doing found his destiny. Through harnessing long-forgotten magics he called down the might of the sun to stand with him, taming its fire with his desire for vengeance. The Monarch in Shadow dared not face Telador’s wrath, fleeing into the rift as the Lance of the Stars burned down upon their domain. By his silver hand Telador weaves the power of the heavens into his deeds and weapons, seeking to write his story and arise as Monarch-Victor.

Theobald, the Unbroken Shield

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Player Cameron Allsop
Status Monarch-Errant
Past Peasant
Affinity Keystone
Motives Challenge, Devotion

Dearest Mother,

I am writing you this letter as I know how forgetful you can be when trying to keep track of all seven of your children. As I have mentioned previous, I have been chosen to Ascend to position of Monarch-Errant, and thus I have left the village, to seek what the future may bring.

Fear not, I will not be alone, for I travel with Bethany (you must surely at least remember her), as we seek triumph over the Monarchs-­in­Shadow that continue to plague our lands. I intend to return to the village, victorious, and will no doubt indulge you all in the tales of my adventures, but for now this letter will have to suffice.

Your loving son,

Theobald

Carrion-Queen Vermilion, the Unrepentant

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  • Enemy of Abanox
  • Partner of Orb-Weaver
  • Rival of Bethany
  • Student of Adversity Breeds

Player Hannah McKay
Status Monarch-In-Shadow
Past Companion
Affinity Edge
Motives Challenge, Devotion
IC Pronouns She/Her OC Pronouns They/Them

“I am the whetstone against which the blades of heroism are sharpened; the darkness that allows Virtue’s light to shine. Without me, what are you?”

Carrion-Queen Vermilion the Unrepentant rose from amongst the honour-guard of the Tyrant-Sorceror Carmine, Lord of Blood and Flame, to become his apprentice, adopted heir, and sometimes lover. As with her mentor before her, she has remained a near-constant thorn in the side of Valtaria’s heroes and scourge upon their people ever since.

Known for her dark sorcery, the Carrion-Queen is also renowned for her history of tumultuous relationships with friend and foe alike. She is noted as being at least as possessive of her enemies as of her lovers (even when the two are not the same), and earned her title by raising an undead army from the fallen forces of a treasured opponent (who fell in a border skirmish with the People’s Combine), which she then led to avenge him and complete his conquest.

Vogelchevalier d’Eon – Blade of the People, Fire of the Revolution

Player Minna Wilke
Status Monarch-Pawn
Past Companion
Affinity Edge
Motives Challenge, Devotion
IC Pronouns They/Them

“Why do I follow d’Eon? Why d’Eon stands for us people! True, they started off serving the Monarchs, as a companion to Cardinal Richelieu the Resplendant. But as Richelieu turned from Monarch-Errant to the cruel tyrant of a Monarch-Shadow that’s when Vogelchevalier found their fire and rebelled! d’Eon listens to our plight, and will pick up the blade when we cannot. That is why I follow d’Eon. They are not scared of any Monarch, and will keep fighting people like you and me! How could I not follow such a passionate individual?”

- Noble Knight in service to d’Eon

“If I am made to burn, than you shall burn with me.”

- Vogelchevalier to Cardinal Richelieu

Beloved Seer-Protector Yaztromo, Archmage of the Seven Winds

Player Colin Love
Status Monarch-Victor
Past Advisor
Affinity Keystone
Motives Influence

“You may have sealed me away in this crystal prison but it will do you no good! As I prophesised so long ago, the Righteous Blade shall soon be your undoing! By now they will have recovered their mother’s sword and on hearing of my plight will have sworn to rescue me from your vile clutches!”

A master of prophecy and a mentor to heroes, Yaztromo has a long history of being there when Valteria’s new heroes need him most and pushing them to the actions truly worthy of a legend.

In recent years, his whereabouts have been unknown, no doubt his great mind deep in study as he traced the great Net of Fate to see where he must next act. But rejoice! For Archmage of the Seven Winds has returned! With his wise counsel the Lance of Stars is sure to succeed in his noble quest for Justice!

The Visions of Opportunity

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Player Lizi Newman
Vision Joy Effect
Division Euphorista
Affinity Bastion
Motives Gratification, Influence

(Profile to follow)

Auspicious Paradigm

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Player Ian Gannaway
Vision Joy Effect
Division Exposeur
Affinity Keystone
Motives Influence, Knowledge Soulforges Mechanical, Penumbral, Pestilent

“Auspicious Paradigm has been a great asset to this company for over a decade now. It is clear that he fully understands the path we have laid out for Holovid 12 Media. Given his discovery as a Shaper, it is my firm recommendation to the board that he be given the authority needed to usher this company into the new age.”

-Excerpt from speech given by the CEO of Holovid 12 Media to the board of directors.


Chain Dog

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  • Muse of Cornea
  • Partner of Synderella
  • Rival of Trojan Force

Player Jonathan Rampling
Vision Joy Effect
Division Euphorista
Affinity Edge
Motives Challenge

“AAooooOOW! The CHAIN DAWG is here to LAY DOWN the PAAAIIN! Ladies, Gentlemen, All critters and crawlers of the Outworld, put on your blood goggles, pull off your gloves, because this dog is packing more diesel than a Combine gunship tonight! And for those of you visiting the Gearhouse for the first time, I promise you two things: One, you are in for the show of your life, and two: The Gearhouse is not liable for any loss of life, limbs or blood suffered by audience members. Please wear the protection provided. Buy my cereal.”

Once a simple steel worker, working for the vast factories that provide the Visions with their vehicles and war machines. He entered the underground world of illegal pit fighting (heavily televised, scandalous viewing!), skilled as he was with wild, bloody chainsaw arcs. His talent and presence elevated him to national bloodsport celebrity status. He has also 'performed' in several aired broadcasts of Counter-Liberations and Reclamation Projects.

Clarity Absolute

Player Aquarion
Vision Joy Effect
Division Heartisan
Affinity Keystone
Motives Influence, Knowledge

“Of course”, he says, “There is nothing more valuable than fun, my dear. Nothing as profitable, nothing as worth while. Fun drives everything, everyone, everyfun, even.”

The pun is undeniably present, but drops out into a silent void that seems to eat at the boundaries of the room. A literal chill seems to fill the office of glass and darkness, and the seconds grow long as sparkles of frost gather at the edges of the room. Then he smiles, and warmth returns.

“Of course, not everybody appreciates it. They learn, though. Eventually.”

Dahlia Twist

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  • Patron of Z60
  • Tutor of Synderella

Player Hannah Kay
Vision Joy Effect
Division Heartisan
Affinity Keystone
Motives Influence, Knowledge

Hello.. and WELCOME.. to EXPERIENCE.

(APPLAUSE)

I’m your host, your heroine, your saviour.. Dahlia Twist. *dramatic bow*

(MORE APPLAUSE)

Now.. some people.. I shant say who..they say to me.. Twist, Dahlia.. lover.. Aren’t you bored of doing.. Well, everything?

(FAINT BOOING)

Don’t you want to SETTLE DOWN?

(LOUDER BOOING)

Don’t you want an end to the constant stream of SEX, MONEY, BALLGOWNING and BROADCAST??

(LAUGHTER)

I don’t know any other reason to get up in the morning.

(LOUD LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

I say, sweetheart, boredom? I got bored of being a man, I got bored of being a woman. I got bored of being nice to everyone, and I got bored of being naughty to everyone. I didn’t feel.. right. Being One Thing, forever. You just give up so much.. for so little.

(AWWHH)

And you know, sometimes I do wonder what it would be like to be one gender, raise a family, have a little cottage with bunnies and horses and all that shite.

(MURMURING)

So I found someone who did.

(LAUGHTER AND CHEERING)

And he sold me his memories.

(CHEERING)

And now they could belong to you, for two thousand credits.

Desiderata Violet

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  • Patron of Flare
  • Seeker of Switchgear

Player Emily Room
Vision Joy Effect
Division Heartisan
Affinity Keystone
Motives Gratification, Influence

“Is there something you want more than anything? I can help with that. I specialise in working closely with my particular clients to find out what it is they really want, and then making sure they get it. I take individuals and make them feel special and unique, make their dreams come true, make them happy. Just answer a few simple questions to build up a profile, and the dreams and desires of your heart can be made reality. No desire too big or too small - but are the things that are going to make you happy really going to be small?"

- Holovid advertisement


Diamond Mantis

Player Tamsin Coton
Vision Protean Dynamics
Division Relations
Affinity Keystone
Motives Influence, Knowledge

Extract from the personnel file of Diamond Mantis: Contingency Dept. 7 years’ experience. Successful Stakeholder Negotiations: 97 Stakeholder Terminations: 0

Commendations: 23 Note: Conflict resolution specialist. Transferred to Relations department at the request of Chief Director of Relations, Enigma Raven.

“Diamond Mantis? Oh, she’s good. No blood on her hands – not that anyone’s found out about, anyway – but there’s an awful lot of people who had a pretty damn fervent change of heart about hiring our competitors after Mantis had a quiet chat with them, if you get my meaning. Some of our most loyal customers now, they wouldn’t dream of going to someone else.”

Intriguing Glint Anki

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  • Champion of Glimmers Of Logic
  • Tutor of Barrage

Player Rachel Durrant
Vision Joy Effect
Division Heartisan
Affinity Tempest
Motives Gratification, Knowledge

Glint knows what you want and is willing to make it happen. The best of every season can be found coming for her workshops. Don’t be fooled, though she never formally fought in the arenas, this inventor packs a punch. Coming to you now with Holovid 12.

"Pandora" Morozov

Player Alice Tordoff
Vision Margin Drivers
Division Sales
Affinity Keystone
Motives Influence, Knowledge

Information is power. Information is key. Information is never, ever free.

These are the words I live by. The words I will likely die by but so long as I hold your secrets, your information, it's probably in your best interest to keep my heart ticking over.

I am Daniela Morozov, or Pandora, if you choose to be informal.

My role in this ever changing world is to keep, buy and sell information. If you want a secret kept, I can do that, if you want a secret told I can also do that. It depends on exactly how much you are willing to pay.

Please be advised that any attempts on my life will result in a sudden overflow of information being released into the world. Including the exact secret you seek to protect. It’s far less damaging to pay me and for my services, my fees are more than fair.

Now, how may I help you?

Miss Marina Montigue

Player Evonne
Vision Joy Effect
Division Heartisan
Affinity Keystone
Motives Gratification, Influence

It all started with one little Holotape…

“Whether it's marriage, contracts, or in the bedroom, men will always find some way to try to tie you down.” : (Opening lines of Marina’s Bestselling book ‘On the Ropes – A Tale of Bondage, Sex, and Violence’)

“Marina Montague…where to start with her…

Liaisons between hosts and fighters are strictly forbidden by THEBLOODNETWORK, so once their status was exposed by that damn tape, management immediately attempted to stamp out the relationship with her and Regal Rage.

(We’re off the record here right… Okay. We’d better be.)

So look, Rage is notorious for his stubbornness and flare for the gorily dramatic. That crazy bastard threatened to eat the thorax of the first producer to try to separate them.

Rage is currently WAY too high on the Bloodboards to be put out to pasture, but he’s also trapped in to an eight year, air tight contract with the company. There was only one thing to do from a managerial standpoint. THE BLOODNETWORK put pressure on Marina.

She was a nothing, a nobody. She was under a low paying, temporary six month contract. I mean, Rage could have women DELIVERED to his door. Why was he obsessed with this one?

Actually, stupid question, retract that, It’s Marina for God’s sake. Of course he was obsessed with her. The breakup was supposed to be staged live by Executive Director Billy Singh, and televised in front of billions. She would breakup with him, confess to some affair she hadn’t had, break his heart, and he would go on a murderous rampage. Basic entertainment!

As you all know, it didn’t go down that way…

uuuuuhhh, I still remember the sound of that thorax. Poor Billy.

“Go fuck yourself, honey. I'm out.” That was the last thing he heard before he, and the mic hit the floor. She was smiling sweetly as apple pie, as the force took her away in cuffs. Marina and Rage didn’t stay long in jail, and well... She’s been an entertainment legend ever since.”

(Promise me you won’t print this, right)

[Protected Identity client, Interview by Stan@Infodump]

Razor Fine

Player James Webster
Vision Joy Effect
Divison Euphorist
Affinity Edge
Motives Gratification, Knowledge

AAAAND WELCOME BACK TO ‘DELAYED GRATIFICATION WITH GRATS!’

GRATS: Here we are BLOOD-FANS, ready to salivate over the day’s action. Have you all been starving yourselves of news? GOOOOOD! Let’s finally scratch that itch, shall we?

CROWD: *worryingly orgasmic screaming*

GRATS: Well, it sounds like you’re finally ready for the money shot. *smash cut to a very short replay of some very violent blood sport* Speaking of which, please all welcome tonight’s guest: RAZOR FINE!

  • Razor fine waves to the crowd and blows kisses as he struts into the studio*

Grats: RAZOR! May I say … ‘grats on the victory today.

Razor: Thanks for the ‘grats, Grats.

Grats: A pleasure to have you back on the show!

Razor: I wish I could say the same, Grats.

Grats: Why, if you weren’t so FINE, I’d be offended!

Razor: Sadly, Grats, there’s only *one thing* that brings me pleasure…

Grats: And what might that be.

  • dramatic pause*

Razor *looking straight at the camera*: Spilling blood and looking DAMN FINE doing it. Hit the replay, Grats!

Grats: You heard him folks, it’s time to put the RAAAA in ultRAviolence!

Scarlet Crave

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  • Patron of Ten Count

Player Laura Armstrong
Vision Joy Effect
Division Heartisan
Affinity Keystone
Motives Gratification, Influence

Scarlet is the foremost authority on recreational alchemy in the Visions of Opportunity. Since a young age she has dabbled in the joy of finding new brightly coloured “sweeties” to bring joy, desire and various other feelings to an audience of friends and rivals. Enjoying close links with other Joy effect shapers, she is always happy to develop a new business relationship.

SkyShock Sigma

Player Billie Thompson
Vision Joy Effect
Division Euphorista
Affinity Tempest
Motives Gratification, Knowledge

"When Miss SkyShock came to our class she told us about how brilliant it is to be a Euphorista. She especially likes being a fashion designer, because she likes pretty clothes, and said Miss Jem's dress was even pretty on her. She makes her clothes for her Aethernet show and doesn't even mind when they get blood on them because she has lot of money. She has new people on her show every week and Rayne asked if they were all her boyfriends and girlfriends. Miss Jem coughed a lot and said she didn't have to answer, but she just laughed and said maybe we should watch every week and guess ourselves. My favourite part was wen she told us about being in the Restitution Projects and showed us her scars. Lucee cried and we laughed because Lucee cries all the time. Miss Sky is the cooooolest person I know and when I grow up I'm going to be a Shaper and rule the Outworld and fight monsters just like her."

- Written by Amethyst Bright , aged 7 years 6 months. Spellchecked by Miss Jem



"Talos" Perchik

Player Matthew Chapman
Vision Margin Drivers
Division Accounts
Affinity Bastion
Motives Loyalty

“Good evening.

My name is Talos and I am from Accounts.

If you see me coming, do not worry, it means you retain some use to us and you will leave my presence unharmed. Well, mostly.

If you do not see me coming, then I hope you have kept your affairs in order because they will no longer be your concern.

If you threaten my charge, then your next action should be to place a pistol to your temple and end your existence, because if not I will rend apart the fabric of creation itself to find you and when I do, you will be begging for a bullet long before I am finished.

This man here would explain what happens if you threaten my charge, if he still retained the capacity for such things. Unfortunately for you, his account has been closed. I suggest you heed my warning if you do not want your account terminated in future.”

- Audio recording found on the eviscerated, dismembered corpse of an unidentified high ranking official

"Ten Count" Markowitz

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  • Champion of Scarlet Crave
  • Comrade of Thoughtful Spider ('Stakeholder')

Player Ronny Jackson
Vision Margin Drivers
Division Sales, formerly Accounts
Affinity Tempest
Motives Gratification, Influence

“Payment confirmed. Eight hundred for snapshot of one person. That is?”

“I see. ‘Ten Count’, born Harry Markowitz, son and grandson of Margin Drivers. Hired as Junior Accounts Executor at eleven, apprenticed under his father then had contract sold on...”

“Yes, common practice for Margin Drivers. Less indentured servitude, more long-term high-yield investment opportunities. Contract sold off twice before fourteen. First buyer was a ‘Bull’ Dozovic, then taken up by ‘Thrift’ van Oren after Dozovic was liquidated.”

“No, if he was responsible it was never proven. Would not be a surprise, mentoring lowers the average life expectancy. First successful solo assignment at thirteen, promoted to full Accounts the year after, earned a nickname at...sixteen?”

“Not confused, surprised. Sixteen is late for a nickname.”

“I provide information in whatever method I see fit. If you are unhappy with my opinions, you may...”

“To continue: named to the Internal Audit committee at nineteen. Occasionally contracts come down targeting a Driver; Internal Auditors perform the cost-benefit analysis of accepting it and head up the termination procedure judged valuable. It is an honour.”

“Historically, if he is a hand-to-hand combatant it has never shown. With...two, three, four exceptions, confirmed assignments have all been executed at range. High-power rifles, remotely detonated explosives, entirely unconfirmed rumours of an orbital cannon.”

“The list of known safehouses should already be with you. If I may offer some further advice, free of charge? For your own continued safety, whatever you’re thinking of doing with this information…

...Don’t.”


Thoughtful Spider

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  • Comrade of Ten Count
  • Rival of Orb Weaver
  • Student of The Void

Player Ben Reynolds-Carr
Vision Protean Dynamics
Division Contingency
Affinity Bastion
Motives Loyalty

Dear Director,

I regret to inform you, that owing to some… unforeseen abnormalities, the new Relations operative designated "Thoughtful Spider" will not be suitable for purpose.

Happily, we feel the operative will be much better placed as part of the contingency team, given his outgoing personality, willingness to learn on the job and the recent, brutal death of the Personnel operative assigned to prepare him for service.

Furthermore, it is my recommendation that he be assigned to bodyguard positions, especially to operatives who work far, far away from the preparation centre.

I look forward to your prompt response.

Regards,

Clean Slate Senior Personnel Operative

Trojan Force

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  • Rival of Chain Dog
  • Rival of Z60

Player Chris Paton
Vision Joy Effect
Division Euphorista
Affinity Edge
Motives Gratification, Influence

Yo! Welcome back Force Fans to another hit of The BloodSport Report with me your host: the unstoppable, the irreplaceable, the invincible TROJAN FORCE!

You know me, you love me and you can never beat me. Can you dig it? CAN YOU DIG IT?

I’m coming at you live from the penthouse of Trojan Tower and we’ve got another challenger ready to put everything on the line, to play for the ultimate stakes and face the Force.

Stay tuned Force Fans for what is ultimately going to be another euphoric victory for the Sultan of Slaughter, the King of Carnage, the Monarch of Murder: The TROJAN FORCE!

Wage Slayv

Player Ben Stevens
Vision Margin Drivers
Division Accounts
Affinity Tempest
Motives Gratification, Knowledge

(In the form of a poster nailed to various bulletin boards in Opportunity, in heavy bold text)

GOT A JOB THAT NEEDS DOING? NEED IT DONE FAST? NEED IT DONE QUIET? NEED IT DONE NOW? THEN YOU NEED WAGE SLAYV! ALL ACCOUNTS RELATED JOBS WILL BE TENDERED!

DISCOUNTS NEGOTIABLE BASED UPON COLATERAL DAMAGE OPPORTUNITIES AND MAYHEM SUB CLAUSES!

PROVEN TRACK RECORD IN SHOCK AND AWE BASED ASSET AQUISITION, EXTREME PARADIGM LEVERAGE AND PROACTIVE DISRUPTIVE STREAMLINING!

ASK ME ABOUT MY WIDE RANGE OF EXPLOSIVE EXIT STRATERGY ANALYTICS!

SMART EXECUTIVE CHOOSE ME FOR BRICK AND MORTAR MISSION CRITICAL CRISIS MANAGEMENT.

WHEN YOU THINK OF DENIABLE LOW VISIBILITY DOWNSIZING, THINK WAGE SLAYV!!!

The Walkers

Abyss

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  • Partner of Mirador
  • Student of End Of Hope Is Truth

Player David Stark
Path Blue
Vocation Skald
Affinity Keystone
Motives Devotion

"The Penitent Order have another name for the skald called Abyss. They call him Spirit Of The Law. As well as the tales he tells, he takes oaths, promises, agreements, even grudges, and he makes sure they're abided by - and not just to the letter.

"You see, the Walkers don't make promises with paper and ink in darkened rooms; instead they declare to a watching crowd with words and deeds, and the crowd remembers.

"The job of the Skalds is to tell tales and make sure people are guided down the Paths, sure, but it's more than that: they're there to make sure Walkers stay Walkers - to remember and learn from but not seek to replicate the past, and to look and work towards but not codify the future.

"So, do you want to reconsider making this oath, Opportunist? Because I don't make promises lightly, and neither will the skald let you forget it."

Ash

Player Rose Chester
Path Blue/Red
Vocation Sage
Affinity Tempest
Motives Knowledge

"She spends most of her walk in the Tomb Cities scavenging, and only half of that above ground. She doesn't hang around groups much, and from what I hear groups don't last long around her either. There's dangers in those dark places.

She talks to herself, and the conversation she has sounds like two hyperactive kids. Too much time underground makes you crazy, but crazy doesn't mean stupid. One second she's giggling in the corner piecing tech together, the next she's frying Opportunity muppets with 'Zap-Zap Mines.' That's if she hasn't shot them to pieces, she can make mean firearm.

And that's just it, I'd tell you to steer clear of the crazy witch but the truth is some of that tech she hands out is good. And she'll give it free unless she really wants it. She told me this one time 'it's not about the final thing, it's about making it into that thing. Taking the old and discovering the new.'

There isn't much old to make new these days, tech is getting thin even in the Tombs. If it's true what I hear and Ash has gone shaper, it might be the best for her.” - Anonymous Scald

Bunny

Player Thomas Tyler
Path Red/Green
Vocation Skald
Affinity Edge
Motives Gratification, Loyalty

The best thing about being a god is that things don’t have to be unfair if you don’t want them to. Sure, not everyone can get to the Shaping Engines or be basically immortal or whatever, but they can be able to make their own world. Just imagine! Freedom! True freedom from the tyranny of reality! No more objectivity! Everyone living in their own world, able to share with others at will! Madness made sanity! Isn’t it brilliant? Isn’t it – SQUIRREL!

-One of many rambling monologues from Bunny The Walker, delivered to nobody in particular.

Juniper

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Player Vicki Stephenson
Path Green
Vocation Skald
Affinity Keystone
Motives Devotion

Profile to follow

Hand

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Player Tom Cole
Path Green/Blue
Vocation Warden
Affinity Bastion
Motives Challenge, Loyalty

"When presented with the options that reshapes the world, that dictate who lives and who dies; shouldering responsibility for the utterly monstrous things we were destined for, being one of those people who actually pushes the button that ends all that you ever knew - How are you supposed to feel?

"I was remarkably comfortable with it."

- Extract from Hand's journal


Orb-Weaver

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  • Partner of Vermilion
  • Rival of Hawk
  • Rival of Thoughtful Spider
  • Student of Rain Falls On The Snow

Player Chris Philips
Path Green
Vocation Sage
Affinity Edge
Motives Challenge, Gratification

"So I wake up and I'm hanging there, some sticky rope shit around my ankle and my back on fire. And this dude's there, all welding goggles and things crawling under his skin and he's taking advantage of my immobility to philosophise at me. “Why do we subject ourselves to such restrictions, such lack of ambition? We can be, or become whatever we desire at any given moment. We are simultaneously butterfly and cocoon, at once in a state of become and becoming. Now, my so recently ground-dwelling friend, let us see if you can fly.” And with that, he severed the strand holding me above the abyss. And I flew." ~ Anxiety, Skald

A Walker, but his feet have not touched the ground in twenty years.
They say he's a crazy former high-up in Opportunity who want him back to suck out what's in his head.
They say he personally engineered the creatures that tore down the cities during the Walkers' revolt.
They say he had a hand in the life creation matrices of the great Geomantic machines.
Frankly most of that's probably bollocks, but the Weaver knows his shit when it comes to bio-engineering, and doesn't ask first.

Ragweed

Player George Brookland
Path Red/Green
Vocation Sage
Affinity Tempest
Motives Challenge, Gratification

The Walker commonly known as Ragweed is something of an odd inclusion on this list, being significantly less powerful than many of his comrades. Nevertheless, he should be considered a threat for three primary reasons:

Firstly, his rather unusual approach to the Walker philosophy, advocating the consumption, absorption and redeployment of aspects of enemies, and in some cases enemies in their entirety.

Secondly, his willingness to extend the Green- path doctrine of adaptation to culture as well as biology, something that troubles not only us but also, intriguingly, many of his own comrades.

Thirdly, much like his namesake, his refusal to just bloody die. This really can't be overstated.

-Excerpt from Know Your Enemy: The Liberator's Guide to the Walker Menace

Red Tail

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Player Lauren Ward
Path Red
Vocation Warden
Affinity Bastion
Motives Challenge, Loyalty

"We are coming at you live for a never before tested show! That's right, our brave fighter's here will be competing as to who can take down what lies within this cave and claim one of our fabulous prizes!'

The camera shifts from the host to the two contestants, eagerly waiting to enter the mouth of smooth, brick lined cave.

Then nothing but static... an image showing the two contestants standing stock still, motionless, staring into the distance cutting to static once more.

Now only two remain, screaming at woman standing over one of the contestant, grinning with a club like sword in hand, her arms open in a cocky swagger as she walks towards them, "Contestant number two, COME ON DOWN!" she yells as he runs for her, only to have the blade buried in his skull after his weapons barely scratch her clothing. Static cuts the brutal scene to the end, with the woman staring into the lens, a pair of rats sitting on her shoulders as she inspects the device, before cutting to black.

- Camera recovered from outside the same cave. With a note attached 'Thanks for the new armour. Never return. Red.'

Ribs

Player Florence Walker
Path Red
Vocation Skald
Affinity Keystone
Motives Gratification, Loyalty

“I was dead certain Ribs would go for the Green Path. So interested in people, so eager to have ‘em twisted round her little finger. ‘Course, now I think of it, Red makes a lot of sense. She always did have a turn for the dramatic.”

Spine

Player Topher Duffill
Path Mixed
Vocation Skald
Affinity Tempest
Motives Challenge, Gratification

“Tell me, child, how would your heart taste were I to feed upon it? Would I taste the sweetness of true freedom, or the sharp bitterness of bondage? Do not come to me and expect to like what you hear, for my wisdom is what you need, and not always what you want. Many have sought me out to ask me to bring meaning to their path. Like the seeds on the wind, you must flow with the world, and be taken where you are needed, and not harvested like so many others.”

The skald's words rang true in the ears of the young folk. The old folk had heard it many times before. Did they dare seek out his knowledge once more? Were they truly so blind that they could not see their path ahead? Often the price was small; a token, a smile, a story, but they had heard tales of sacrifices so great, sacrifices equal to the words imparted. >br clear=all>

Wing

Player Jasper Rose
Path Red
Vocation Nomad
Affinity Bastion
Motives Gratification, Loyalty

"Long ago we lived not as we do now, but in towering mausolea of crushed stone and fired glass; monuments to our hubris, and symbols of our death-like retreat from this world. We believed ourselves to have limitless freedom and choice, and yet we were brittle and stiff. Then, the Wing from the South came among us.

"A figure came striding out of the wastes, wind whipping at their back, and left no footprints behind them. Their smile was wide, but their tongue was still. After the Wing, came the storm. Some will tell you that they brought the storm with strange powers, or that they were the living avatar of the storm; these are foolish children's stories. But it is true that they lived alongside the storm - sundering our homes, and also our shackles.

"As quickly as they had arrived they passed through, on a journey without end. All was quiet. We were destroyed. Yet it was this destruction which was the greatest gift, for from the ruins grew new life. Stone cannot be reborn, and will always fall to the root."

- as told by the Skald Sprout, of the Green Path



Played Characters

Characters that have played previous events, but who are not booked for the current one, will continue to have their Territories on the Geomancy Tables.

The Penitent Order

Celestial Grid

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  • Tutor of Vespa

Player Andro Blinowitz
Background The Walkers
Faculty Custodians
Culpability Guilty
Alignment Quill And Parchment
Affinity Edge
Motives Influence, Knowledge

There is no grey. There are only particles of black and white. Grey is imprecise, an approximation. Sometimes approximation is the most accurate representation.

There are no colours. Colour is illusion, temporary distortion of a spectrum which sums to black and to white. Colours are nonsense, and also very pretty.

Pretty is not for us. We are beyond joy. Even we – especially we – have not the conceptual tools to fathom our burden. We are beyond mourning. We may as well laugh. We laugh as we stab you. We are too polite to laugh aloud. We only slice to improve, to enlighten. We are the light beyond the morning.

All will is free. Every discovery is remembering. Memory matters and matter is metaphor. It is better to forget. Forgetting is an indulgence for the weak.

We were too weak. We still are. Yet our strength defines our ongoing guilt. We have no right to interfere. We have no right not to try.


The Luxophage Sun

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  • Student of Every Broken Clock

Player Kaida Jekri
Background The Visions of Opportunity
Faculty Custodians
Culpability Abettor
Alignment Quill
Affinity Keystone
Motives Gratification

- Fact: The Luxophage Sun is known to have previously operated in Joy Effect.
- Fact: this is the only confirmed fact about The Luxophage Sun.


The People's Combine

Armourer Bolt, of the Hammer Of Progress

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Player Andrew Wride
Corps Engineer Corps
Profession Armourer
Affinity Tempest
Motives Challenge, Supremacy

"Armourer bolt? You'll find him in the gun room, working on the portside repeating cannon."

"What's he like?"

"Kind of intense. You should see him work. Sat at his bench, parts all lined up. Aethernet screen running in the corner. Every weapon on the ship runs smooth as you like now."

"He ever go into combat?"

"Sure. Every so often the lib corp need someone to break some big weapon or other. He knows just how to wreck stuff like that"


Engineer Wingnut, of the Harbinger of Inevitable Freedom

Player Robin Welsh
Corps Production Corps
Profession Engineer
Affinity Tempest
Motives Loyalty, Supremacy

“See, the thing about progress is it’s constant.”

The camera pans up, framing Wingnut front and centre amidst a semi-circle of glass cases, each holding a retired suit of mechanised armour.

“Which means it’s my job to keep on top of it, to make sure our beloved Lancers can keep their weapons revolutionary and their enemies guessing.”

Wingnut winks, the camera following as they stroll past each set of armour with a look of nostalgic disappointment.

“I mean, who expects their liberation to come flying at them out of a cannon? But hey, what the Lancers want, the Lancers get. My latest suits are designed for that exact purpose.”

They pause, one hand resting on their workbench; the walls behind them are covered in intricate blueprints with scrawling, elaborate notes.

“You never know what freedom’s going to bring, after all, but you should always be prepared. That’s why my latest range of blasters come with built-in deflectors – you can give a cheery wave to the camera in the mist of battle, and a friendly middle finger to your enemies. After all, comrades, nobody ever said progress had to be polite.”


The Valtarian Kingdoms

Alaccastia, the Dead Heart

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  • Enemy of Flare
  • Rival of Serennia

Player Ebony Stark
Status Monarch-In-Shadow
Past Scion
Affinity Edge
Motives Challenge, Supremacy

Alaccastia Dead Heart, has no trouble living up to her name. Priding herself on the destroying and tormenting of lovers and the exploitation of those in the grips of true love, she truly has no heart. Remorseless in her pursuit of the destruction of the weakness she calls love, she has built around herself a wall of hatred and spite, almost as great as her own personal vanity. The skulls of her victims will forever lie in the halls of her dominion and many more have joined them after journeying to recover the remains of their beloved. Her dead eyes and cold smirk are enough to send many under the influences of love into a panic that they may be on her list. A true villain of the ages, one wonders what it was that turned her heart so black and caused her to hate the very existence of love.

- Chronicle of the Monarchs in Shadow


Commander-Vindicate Kaldaria, the Vanquisher of Dark Despair

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  • Champion of By My Crooked Teeth

Player Alex Helm
Status Monarch-Victor
Past Scion
Affinity Bastion
Motives Challenge, Supremacy

Like all Scions, Kaldaria was cast into the Kingdoms to forge her own destiny. She gained it by issuing an outright challenge to the Monarch-in-Shadow known as Despoiler Hildebrand, the Bringer of Dark Despair. In order to defeat him, Kaldaria spent many years training with military forces, gaining skills in command and tactics. Only when she was ready, did she launch a mighty assault on his home of Gravin’s Fury, leading thousands of troops into battle. Hundreds died, but she was ultimately victorious. She stormed the grand throne room, and allegedly slew Hildebrand in bloody battle (although some reports state that he may have sidled away and cast off his mantle of evil).

Kaldoria claimed Gravin’s Fury for herself along with the title of Monarch-Victor, and has ruled over the region for countless years. Some now say that the dark legacy of the place may be affecting the great hero though – could she be turning to shadow herself?

For now, Kaldoria is adamant that she remains a great hero, the Vanquisher of Dark Despair and a Monarch-Victor. But thoughts of darkness prey on her consciousness… how long before she decides to become the enemy for a new hero to defeat?

The Visions Of Opportunity

Flux Wildly

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  • Seeker of C60 2AT8

Player Ben Dixon
Vision Joy Effect
Division Euphorista
Affinity Keystone
Motives Gratification, Influence

“You all watched him rise through the ranks on the blood sports circuit!
You all enjoyed his witty narcissism in the Surreality show, “House of Euphoria!”
You all watched with interest, in real time, as his latest scandal unfolded!
Now, experience him in totality as he comes to you in fullsense!
“In Your Home with Flux Wildly” broadcasting tonight!”

– Aethernet advertising media, property of Joy Effect

“Like many aspiring Euphoristas, Flux Wildly started his career in blood sports. He built up a large fan base through his distinctive fighting techniques and constant showboating though he was never one of the greatest contestants. Perhaps that’s why so many of his fans were happy to see him retire from professional murder and move away from live sport. Since his time in the arenas he has been seen on Surreality TV, “Adult” shows, Entertainment, and most recently, his own talk show. Join us as we learn about the person behind all that, the man behind the emotions.”

– Blurb from “The Man Behind the Emotions – A biography of Flux Wildly”


Synderella

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  • Champion of Lanuaria
  • Partner of Chain Dog
  • Student of Dahlia Twist

Player Zara Knight
Vision Joy Effect
Division Euphorista
Affinity Keystone
Motives Devotion, Supremacy

"I am a sculptor of magnificent beauty: great towers of colour; constructs of life and motion. Too long have I stood at the side of men and women that used their power to spread their petty opinions. I will devour this world in truth and light, my creations will take their form in towering thrones alongside the Imperatrix, and by their side I will bring ruin to those who cannot, or will not accept our purity.

"Lands will rupture and life will emerge to consume all that falter in my divine presence and those that fall will thank me in their last moments, for granting them an audience.

"I am the architect of the foundations of this land and all of its possibilities.

"And through politics or practice, I will see this world shaped to forms fit for greater purpose."

The Void

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  • Tutor of Thoughtful Spider

Player Rad Marinov
Vision Protean Dynamics
Division Contingency
Affinity Tempest
Motives Influence, Knowledge

What lies at the edge of existence? Why, only the end of your understanding, and the beginning of the Void. That's my cue. Rather prosaic to meet you, I must admit! Yet these are interesting times, and none better in which to relinquish your archaic, and frankly obstructive, notions of privacy. Outworld beckons, and the loquacious activity of shapers is its life blood, driving the pistons of politics with automated precision. It's been a while since there was such a fascinating zeitgeist to accurately report on without bias or any attempt at manipulation for the benefit of my sponsors. But shapers will be shapers and grand delusions of nigh omnipotence just come with the territory right?... Wrong!

You see here at "The Eventful Horizon" we're firm believers that behind every great shaper, there are great numbers and thus we are proud to announce the official unveiling of the "Dynamic Ratings Auspex", your ONLY source for the most accurate ratings. On the hour, By the hour, For the hour! As decided by a strictly impartial, faction-agnostic, stochastic algorithm of unparalleled power. Also by you the viewers!

So DON'T forget! As we say at "The Eventful Horizon":

Observe! Assimilate! Rate!

Vox

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Player Dominic Carroll
Vision Joy Effect
Division Exposeur
Affinity Keystone
Motives Influence, Knowledge

A seasoned Camera Operator with creative eye for detail and dedication to hard work. In-depth understanding of holograph cinematography and expertise in editing for professional bloodsports footage. Vox is a collaborative team player who excels in challenging, fast-paced environments. In his spare time, Vox enjoys fine wines, good music, and the company of good friends.

Hire Vox and his team NOW on #1123.11.9823.VOX

The Walkers

Cornea

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  • Seeker of Chain Dog

Player Jess Griffiths
Path Red
Vocation Sage
Affinity Edge
Motives Gratification, Loyalty

Cornea always embraced the Red Path, living for the raw emotion of doing so. With the good comes the bad though and when you can Shape the world what could be more beautiful than turning the pain that has been done to you against the betrayers?

Crystal Nex

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Player Anooshka Nereid
Path TBC
Vocation TBC
Affinity Bastion
Motives Influence, Knowledge

Crystal Nex dwelt amidst the creatures of the Inner Sea, until she was lured by a chance encounter to the shores of Opportunity. She made a name for herself as a capable agent, working her way through the twisting waterways and webworks of deceit until she was inducted into the inner circle of Protean Dynamics.

She was given access to advanced biomantic technology, and set about recreating the creatures she once marvelled at from beneath the sea. Her bionic shapeshifting ‘transfo-llamas’ were an unexpected success, and were quickly adopted by the Personnel division.

She is mysterious, deadly, and just a little bit peculiar.

Hawk

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  • Partner of Vespa
  • Rival of Orb-Weaver

Player Matthew Blow
Path Green
Vocation Warden
Affinity Tempest
Motives Challenge, Loyalty

“I have travelled far and wide and many marvels I have seen, but today I will tell you of the Glass Jungle, a place of nature, wonder, bio­tech and magics.

"The trees are full of life but also alive themselves, there are parts where the trees are supporting a floor above them which itself holds another tree. There are trees that will take what is around them to protect themselves: metal, plastics and glass.

"And all this is looked over by the Warden Hawk, his domain where he knows the secret paths and protects the trees from those that seek to plunder the bio­tech resource that they guard.”

- Ivy, Skald of the Walkers


Lanuaria

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  • Patron of Synderella

Player Iza
Path Green
Vocation Nomad
Affinity Keystone
Motives Influence

I believe in teaching. That’s what I do.

I believe everyone and everything can progress. Sometimes the lesson may be challenging, sometimes it may be painful, but it’s always a step forward and change, like life, has no limits.

I believe the past shall be left behind and our focus should be on the now that is and the future that has yet to pass.

I believe the future of the Walkers lies in harnessing the unique strengths of us all; finding a common path that all choose to follow of their own free will. Unity cannot be enforced from the outside but grows from a decision within. My mantra? Respect individuality and choose to be the part of the world.

Who am I? I am a Walker. I believe where I come from does not matter. I speak little of it.

Why am I here? This new world is ours and I want to help those who shape it. I believe its creation has lessons for us all.


Leaf

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  • Partner of Lapin
  • Seeker of Rosie Ratchet
  • Student of Changing Of The Tide
  • Student of Glimmers Of Logic

Player Michelle Taylor
Path Green
Vocation Nomad
Affinity Keystone
Motives Gratification, Loyalty

Leaf? No-one tells stories about Leaf.

Leaf… just happens to be there.

Leaf just happened to be there when that Combine ship was shot out of the skies, and the Red-path Wardens crowded around to spill their blood, and then somehow there were a number of new tribe members with soot-stains in the next valley over.

Leaf just happened to be there when those Valtarian knights came charging down from the mountain, and fell straight through a false floor of palm leaves into the labyrinthine caves below, from which several new tribesmates emerged sobbing and reborn.

Leaf just happened to be there when the Opportunity restitution squad was swallowed whole by the carefully prepared carnivorous plant and we celebrated all night, but in the morning we found a rent in its side and no trace of a single soul.

No – no, we don’t think Leaf was involved – she was always just running a message, or tending the fire, or setting rabbit snares and humming softly to herself.

Things just happen around Leaf.

That's all.

Mirador

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  • Partner of Abyss
  • Student of Patient Guardian

Player Laura Snowling
Path Red
Vocation Nomad
Affinity Bastion
Motives Challenge, Gratification

Child runaway from a Valtarian Monarch in Shadow, Mirador is the illegitimate daughter of Despoiler Hildebrand, the Bringer of Dark Despair. At twelve she escaped Gravin's Fury, a dirty child disappearing into the darkness. Tough and adaptable, she made her way to the vast ever-moving grasslands at the edge of the Verdant Waste and was taken in by a group of nomadic Walkers. There, as a teenager she found a sabre-toothed cat cub, orphaned by its mother's carcass. He has become her companion, they live, fight and move as one. Outsiders call Rem her familiar, but there is no magic in it. Fiercely independent and passionate, she is determined to never to be caged as she was in Valtaria.


Mist

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Player Steph Leddington
Path Blue
Vocation Skald
Affinity Bastion
Motives Challenge, Loyalty

The cart belonging to the three soldiers of the People’s Combine rattled forwards, its mechanical legs only just making it through the uneven floor covered in thick roots. Its gears squeaked, out of place in amongst the sounds of the forest. The cage on the back of the wagon was rusty from the humid jungle.

“It's not right, you know, when Stills think that we don't remember our history.” Came a voice from inside the cage. The green-and-grey clad woman was stretched out on the floor, or at least, as much as the cramped space would allow.

The three soldiers glanced at each other, but didn't say anything.

“Of course, we don't write them down, the way ‘civilised’ folk do. You write the stories down as words, you make them Still too: Still, dead and boring. No way to remember a Walk.”

A folk of birds took to the air from the undergrowth around them. The woman sat up, leaning against the bars. “The tales I could tell you, of Walks gone by. What would you like to hear? I could tell you of how Nail hunted the great diesel bear? Or the time Rabbit tricked a dozen Lords and Ladies?” She smiled hungrily, her hands gripping the rusty bars. “Or maybe I should tell you about the time Mist escaped from three walking dead people.”

Stratos

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  • Comrade of Z60

Player Adam Beautement
Path Blue
Vocation Warden
Affinity Tempest
Motives Supremacy

Once I had no tale, no song, no bright colours of the mind. Once I was a grinding gear in a rattling machine. Better the smallest word in a child's rhyme. They tried to paint the world – a single brushstroke of drab destruction. Instead, the machine broke around the gear and it fell free, no longer flying, to become lost, and to be found. Now I walk. Now, I Walk.

Here in the Verdant Waste there is such life! Such rich joy, seized from the flesh that embraces each reckless spirit. There is no brooding on old burdens, or fearing for the future; this is life as it should be! Yet the past clings to me, refuses to be laid down. It is memory and it is purpose – my hidden shame among the tribes. I have learned to hide it well. It leaves a sadness, bone deep, in the foundation of my soul, for while I remember I can never truly travel the trifold path. So my feet turn North and West and my mind turns to the breaking of the great engine that churns at the sky, so that I may preserve that which I am not.

Vespa

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  • Partner of Hawk
  • Student of Celestial Grid

Player Elle Savell
Path Green
Vocation Skald
Affinity Keystone
Motives Devotion

“Cross a giant hornet with a librarian,” they said. “What can go wrong?” They said. They said other things, once. No one remembers but her. Deep in the hive, Vespa waited and listened, 30,000 winged servants bringing her tales of victory, construction, and avarice, and she thought on the stories she would send forth. She has decided. Why else would she leave the manacomb maze?

Z60

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  • Champion of Dahlia Twist
  • Comrade of Stratos
  • Muse of Flux Wildly
  • Rival of Trojan Force

Player Mike Roth
Path Red
Vocation Sage
Affinity Edge
Motives Challenge, Loyalty

"Ascension offline at C60 2AT8."

That is all I know of my past, all I remember of my awakening. The final readout of an all-but-shattered monitor, glowing blue in the darkness, the message reflected and repeated in the scattered pools of dark liquid that congealed about my outstretched forearm. My amnesia is total, the hints I picked up as I dragged myself to the surface no more than scattered embers that serve to cast more shadows than light. In time my exploration of the facility revealed the aftermath of an asymmetric affront; the facility's workforce dismembered with lethal precision, their remains painting the sterile white walls in washes of vibrant crimson, their histories and identities as much of a mystery as my own. I know nothing of whether I was victim or perpetrator of this atrocity; a subject of its grand experiment or the orchestrating mind behind it. The uncertainty drives me and to this day, as I navigate the Firebreak, one question burns at the heart of every moment: “What was Ascension?” To discover and to become, to embody and to enact, as if for the first time, I set the wheels of creation in motion, walking ever forward and never looking back.

Deceased Characters

Characters that have played previous events, but who have since been slain, may continue to have Qualities of theirs appear on the Geomancy Tables.

The Visions Of Opportunity

Ziggy Love

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Player Edward Wolf
Vision Joy Effect
Division Heartisan
Affinity Keystone
Motives Gratification, Influence
Soulforge Penumbral

Ziggy Love’s you; and you, are listening to ZIGGY LOVE.

Time to channel the elysium, and this, is The Elysium Channel. Are you ready to get some Ziggy Love in you... NOW

THAT’S RIGHT, beautiful creatures throughout the ether, the expanse, like the solar winds of a SUPER NOVA washing over your intangibles, your tangibles, with dreams, desires, intimates and unadulterated access to the worlds you adore, want, crave, you LOVE! Ziggy Love.

The most tuned in tuned to multidimensioncast in the known expanse, and if it’s unknown to Ziggy, then YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW IT! In the lap of the GODS; want to know what’s on who’s in who when who is out? There’s only one show in your life, current or otherwise, you need and it’s right here, RIGHT NOW. Ziggy Love brings you up to the millenia infogasms on everything that’s going on in the place you all dream for, OUTWORLD. There are two things Ziggy Love cares about. Ziggy, and You. Channel your Obsession, choose your Inspiration, and get private access to the most important network of yours or anyone’s existence. Vote-ins, news, action, and more Pay Per View with your love.

Your Ziggy Love.