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VR Rigger
Player /u/SadSuspenders
Metatype Female Dwarf
Street Cred 9
Notoriety 0
Public Awareness 3
Titles and Awards 0
D.O.B. May 16th 2044
Folder [1]
Metatype - C
Attributes - B
Magic/Resonance - E
Skills - D
Resources - A

Character Information


VR Rigger, geared more towards drones, fire support, and recon than driving, but still can fulfill that role.


Nuyen, adrenaline, maybe enough fame to get on segment 60 Minutes in a couple years, I don't know


Born in Oakland, CFS, to a pair of Kazakhstani immigrants a week after they arrived, Zora grew up up quite poor near Jack London Square, but due to her father's job as a freelance drone repairman was able to get her hands on plenty of drones during her childhood. With her fascination with drones, along with hard work and the fact she had a SIN, she was able to get a scholarship from Ares to Stanford, where she eventually received a Masters degree in Drone Design. Settling in Oakland with her partner, she started working for a Ares owned start up company in Silicon Valley in the R&D department for several years, until General Saito rebelled and turned the Bay Area into his personal kingdom. Feeling desperate, she joined the Metahuman resistance in the East Bay, working with them as a combat rigger.

After the successful ouster of the General and his marines, Photon's mental state worsened, as both her parents and her partner had been killed in the fighting, and with her employer in ruins, turned to zen to try to alleviate her troubles. She eventually decided to put her life back together and use what she knew to get into the shadows, and with the Bay Area having too many bad memories, she headed north, to Seattle.

Photon's first couple months in the Emerald City were harder on her than she had prepared for, and she began to take shortcuts. She went lethal more and more, seeing it as a means to an end, not caring for the consequences or the lives she ended. Her idealism burned away, and she no longer trusted anyone above 140 cm, and trust is stretching it. The only light in the dark tunnel was the run for the District Attorney, despite reaping death on a level beyond even what she had become used to, she pinned the medal she received above her fireplace, in an attempt to at least try to convince herself that she could still fight the good fight, if only for a little while.

Narrative Significant Qualities

  • SINer National(CFS)

Born and raised

  • Bi-Polar

Runs in the family, tries to take her medication when she can.

  • Common Sense
  • Jury rigger
  • Gearhead
  • Poor self control(Vindictive)

"That's going in the book you slotter."

Book of Grudges

Decker in the Barrens Disrespect: Set off smoke grenade in SRO

Captain "Shotgun" Shimada Tried to mount my van and murder me: Geeked two of his men

Shotozumi-gumi thugs Tried to follow me, and tried to smash my van: Geeked the stalker, smashed all their bikes

Run History



  • Djinn - Connection 5, Loyalty 2 Fixer
  • Bonesaw - Connection 4, Loyalty 2 - Street Doc
  • The District Attorney of Seattle



  • Renault Corporation: Rep +2
  • Mystic Crusaders: Rep +4
  • Atlantean Foundation: +1
  • Republican Party: +2
  • Technocratic Party: +2
  • New Century Party: +2
  • Democrat Party: +2
  • Socialist Party: +2
  • Finnegan Family: +2
  • Gianelli Family +2
  • Anarchist Black Cross +1
  • Rep ex-Firewatch +2
  • Rep Spinrad Global +3


  • Nullnode: -70
  • Shotozumi-gumi: -96
  • Arch-Conservative Party: -2
  • Shiawase -22

In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

Matrix Search Table

Special Investigator: Seattle DA's office

Shadow Community Table

1- Rigger, from the CFS

2- Didn't she blow up San Juan Island?

3- A warning on a forum from a couple months back saying to avoid pissing her off, ended with something about a car bomb and assorted arson.

4- Used to work in R&D for an Ares subsidiary


  • Zora Serikov- Real SIN (CFS)
  • Nadia Jankovic- Rating 4 fake SIN (UCAS)
  • Vera Fyodorov- Rating 6 fake SIN (UCAS)


Photon is a bit tall for a dwarf, and a little on the skinny side. She has shoulder length wavy black hair that frames a Eurasian face, accentuated by her purple cybereyes and nose ring. Her datajack is behind her ear, which she always keeps covered with hair out of embarrassment, and her cyber eyes, other than the color, are as realistic as she could afford. She carries herself jovially, with a constant smile on her face.


She can usually be found wearing a worse for wear blue mechanics jumpsuit, with an armor jacket over it and a tank top under it, with work boots on the feet.

Matrix Persona

Appearance-wise she's the same, but seems to be decked out in some sort of steampunk blacksmith garb

Tastes and Style

Trid Genre: German Troll sitcoms - Especially "The Trollsteins"

Music: Kazakh Dwarf Folktronica/ Slavgrass / CSA Troll Jazz

Food: Jalapeno soy Noggers/ Gyros

Past Times: Reading novels, tinkering, cooking, going to the theater

Media Mentions

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