Ex-Bunraku girl who is quick with her Streetline Special and quicker with her tongue.
- Retire in peace with a permanent high (or better) lifestyle
Kostina was a bright girl who was going places. She studied hard and earned, or so she thought, passage to the UCAS where she was going to make something of herself. It turns out that the group that had arranged her transport was a Red Vory trap, and she ended up working in a Bunraku parlor.
Most of the time, she wasn’t herself, and the times that she was were almost unbearable. Still, she used that time to devise her escape. She learned seduction, and expressed a seemingly genuine interest in one of the guards. He taught her to use a gun and she continued to hone her silver tongue, skills which would serve her well. While the bunraku girls were not meant to use drugs (personafixes gave the Vory all the control they needed), the guard would sneak inn some Bliss which helped her endure her time in the parlor more easily.
Kostina continued to hone her more devious skills, until she saw the opportunity. The safe had been left open, so she emptied it and bolted. She used the money to set herself up with a new identity, but knew it wouldn't last forever. Desperate and feeling she only had one real skill, she sought out a brothel, lucking upon Madame Butterfly who saw more than another working girl. Madam butterfly set her up to use the girl’s newfound skills. After a successful run, she continues to give her jobs. While Madame Butterfly says she is welcome to work in the shop aytime, Kostina has no desire to, and the madame does not expect her to ever take her up on it.
Narrative Significant Qualities
- Glamour: There is a distinct feeling that she is “more.” She moves with a grace that seems impossible for mortals, yet feels down to earth. When she speaks, you want to listen to her. This makes her great as a face, but also makes her very memorable. Not many forget the smoking 11/10 that they chatted up in the bar last night.
- Wanted: Stole 50k from the Red Vory on her way out
- Social Stress: When faced with someone Russian and especially if she knows they are Vory
||Club Owner, Elven Blood, High Society, Protector, Secretive
||Gun Runner/Club Owner
||Club Owner, AK Enthusiast, Weapons Runner
||Chemist, Medical Training, College Student, Pharmacy Technician, EVO Employee
||Infobroker, Organized Crime Investigator, KE Contacts, Gang Unit, Gambling, Former Lonestar, Picky Dissemination of Information
||SIN Forger, Police Contacts, Disguise Enthusiast, Hacker, Infiltrator, College Educated
||KE Detective (Gang Unit)
||Promoted Pawn (Knight), Downtown (Downtown!), Angler (Not that Kind), Gang Genius
||Drugs, Child at Heart, Psychology, Doc Wagon
||Adjunct College Professor
||Rugby Hooligan, Celtic Mythology Professor, I Spend Most Of My Time At University
Finnigan Family +1
Shoto Zumi-Gumi -2
24-Karat Crew +5
In Character Information
Symbols and Signatures
Matrix Search Table
||Did you mean "cost"? References to a Shadowhaven Runner account, username Kost and contact information. Also, a tag she used to think was clever, "Everything has a Kost." She appears to have since abandoned the phrase.
||Word of mouth accounts of an elf who could talk you out of the shirt off your back, even if you realized you never stood a chance to be with her. A series of news clippings, Haven reports, and word of mouth posts from various chatrooms about Kost. She is definitely a dryad, a face, and mundane, aside from the odd touch of dryad on her. She speaks with a Russian accent and interjects Russian when excited or upset, leading many to believe she is native Russian, although she has not been seen dealing with many other Russians. An old picture of Kostina, looking the same, but different in personality, from who she is right now. With it is a message from the Red Vory, promising anyone who brings her in a reward of 50K nuyen, detailing how she owes a debt for her transport and was working for them when she decided to steal from them and go into hiding.
||You uncover her name, Kostina Orloff. She has a mefeed that ran until a few years ago, from which you can see that she was very much into literature and classical music. Her final post was something about leaving for the UCAS and how she would miss her mother until she could join her a year after, but that Kostina would be an accomplished translator by that time. You also uncover several pictures of her in what is obviously a bunraku parlor. The pictures are not perfect, as they were taken by smuggled gear, but they are unmistakably the same girl.
Shadow Community Table
||A social elf who can talk you out of the shirt off your back. She's been around a few months now
||Russian native, but knows a large number of languages, some more than others.
||Avoids the Vory like the plague, but otherwise will run most anything. Tends to avoid wetwork, but it's not unheard of for her to engage in it.
||While she may appear different many times, this has proven effective in keeping her off most people's radars. This is especially important as the Red Vory want her and are willing to pay 50k for her. Loves a good social infiltration and plays the part of saleswoman, seductress, or negotiator well.
Natalia Koslov, Russian SIN, Rating 6
- Work Visa (Model)
- Concealed Carry
Kostina is light-haired, as druid's tend to be, just shy of platinum blonde, with blue eyes. She is the same height as a tall human or short elf, and is slightly thinner than the average human of the same height. The Glamour that affects her makes her seem unnaturally better than she actually is, but, well, she's pretty good to begin with.
She is collecting a small assortment of "Run" appropriate (in other words, armored) wear, having recently acquired an Armante Dress that she is quite proud of and is excited to use at the next opportunity that presents itself. In her typical day-to-day, she will wear either her armor clothing, which blends in as black pants and a leather jacket that fit her motorcycle look or, if trying to be more casual, her form fitting armor set underneath a typical jeans and shirt. On runs, she will either dress appropriately for the occasion if she is using her Face skills, usually meaning her FFBA under whatever clothing is deemed appropriate, or will don her armor jacket if able for the extra protection. Even When she has a Face assignment, she usually plans a way to have the jacket available if (more like when) things go south.
Her matrix persona looks much like herself, although the Glamour has no effect in the matrix, so to a viewer that knows who she is, might look like a rather drab picture of her.
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