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Drug-Addled Occult Detective
Discord @Sarcarian#8374
Reddit [1]
Metatype Elf
Street Cred 0
Notoriety 0
Public Awareness 0
D.O.B. February 22, 2058
Age 23
Folder [2]
Priority Metatype - C
Attributes - B
Magic/Resonance - D
Skills - B
Resources - D

Character Information


Druggie "detective" and wannabe ghost-puncher just trying to make it in life. Is she paranoid, or is she just stoned? Probably both.


  • Stay off the Laesa's radar.
  • Figure out what this whole magic thing is all about.
  • Punch a ghost.


Born Dahlia Nerull in Tarislar to SINless parents, the youngest of three children. Her parents both died in the chaos of Crash 2.0, and her older brother ran off to join the Ancients soon after, leaving her to be raised by her older sister until she died of a Tempo overdose in 2072; she awakened soon after and started "seeing ghosts". Survived on the streets for nearly a year before being taken in by the Laesa, and almost ended up as a razorgirl before her talent was noticed and put to use. Worked for the syndicate for years after this as an astral bodyguard and psychometrist, never really receiving much in the way of magical mentorship or developing fine control over her abilities - she started using deepweed and loco speedballs to help herself focus, and even got an illegal genemod to enhance their effects.

In 2078 she left the Laesa, cutting all ties with her former employers and moving out of Tarislar after one too many traumatic experiences. Struggling to make it on her own, she took to running small-time cons on wealthy individuals and eventually met a mark who she impressed enough that they became a sort of patron, advertising her as an "artist" and enjoying having her at social events as arm candy and a party trick. After spending several years in a drug-induced haze at high society functions, her employer was suddenly assassinated by a runner team in front of her; evidently they felt a bit bad about it, because a few of them took her on as a dependent after. One day they didn't come back from a job, and she managed to put two and two together - and to find the emergency gold credstick with their fixer's contact info on it.

Entering the shadows, she returned to the mean streets of Tarislar and started putting her skills to work as an independent contractor.

Narrative Significant Qualities


  • Aware (Seer)
    • An accomplished aura reader, but a rather middling psychometrist - don't expect any clairvoyant revelations about the future. Now if only she had some oneiro...
  • Mentor Spirit: Oracle
    • Luckily she has an imaginary friend to help her solve mysteries.
  • Analytical Mind + Photographic Memory + Speed Reading
    • A keen eye and an inquisitive mind can be an asset, but perfect recall isn't always a good thing in the shadows.


  • Disheveled
    • This girl really needs to find herself a decent stylist.
  • Impassive
    • Years of drug abuse and traumatic memories tend to leave a lasting impression.
  • Down the Rabbit Hole + Lack of Focus + One Born Every Minute
    • She might be smart, but as it turns out pattern recognition skills have their downsides sometimes.

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Don't Threaten Me With a Good TimeSedatedAlice12 October 2081



Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Argent 1 6 Fixer Street-level Fixer Laesa Syndicate Member, Silver Tongue Even
Freya 5 2 Custom(G,A,K,N) Hacker Extraordinaire Master SIN Maker, Burner ID, FAKE is my Middle Name!, My Search Function is Powered by Nuyen, Hacking is my other middle name, I eat Hosts for lunch. Even
Respawn Ricky 3 3 Custom(G, A, K, N) "Doctor" Biotechnology, Cultured, "Doctor", Geneware Even
Clyde 2 2 Custom(A,K,N,G) Taxi Driver Sports Fan, Druggie, Taxi Driver Even




In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

None known.

Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result
1 A matrix advertisement for the services of a private investigator in Puyallup, along with contact information (a burner commlink number) that changes every month.
3 A series of social media pages, dating profiles and rejected applications for citizenship in Tir Tairngire, all of which which appear to belong to a UDub grad student.
6 A KE scramsheet from the Tarislar precinct which lists a young elf matching Delphi's description as a possible associate of known members of the Laesa syndicate.

Shadow Community Table

Threshold Result
1 An aware face and seer who's been active in the shadows for around six months; seems to be a Seattle native operating mainly in the Puyallup/Loveland area.


Daphne Blake (R4 UCAS)

-Private Investigator's License

-Firearms License + Concealed Carry Permit



Mostly casual styles in dark colours, sometimes with wiccan symbolism and other occult iconography; "dressing up" consists of an off-the-rack suit, along with a trilby and trenchcoat to complete the detective look.

Matrix Persona

A hooded seer, white-haired and blindfolded with an owl (agent) on her shoulder.

Media Mentions

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