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Player Rune
Metatype Human
Street Cred 0
Notoriety 0
Public Awareness 0
Titles and Awards 0
D.O.B. December 24th, 2053
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Metatype - B
Attributes - B
Magic/Resonance - C
Skills - C
Resources - E

Character Information


Token is as Token does - a sunny student from University of Washington who managed to luck her way into the shadows. Token is a walking example of why being smart and knowing things are different. She's a scholar with few street smarts, but a bright personality. Hailing from the north of Scotland, she's ventured to Seattle to do research in the shadows and bring a little bit of a brighter tomorrow wherever she can.

And if she can't, she's got a gun and probably knows how to use it.



Token wants to research Background counts, how they come about, and how everyday people deal with them. She also wants to research magic in the shadows. And magic in general. And to help people. And to record everything she can so she can study it later. And to make money, because this 'being a student' thing is expensive.

And to have a little fun!


Born Tanya Aberdeen, this mage found her calling for magic at an early age. As far back as she can remember, Brokkr has been showing her the secrets of the world. The runes and leylines, the underpinning of magic itself - teaching her arcane knowledge, how to peer into the world beyond. Into the fray she went, running through school like a fire through brush, graduating near the top of her class back in Scotland. But it wasn't enough, and she didn't want to tie herself to any of the corps just off the bat.

So she left home and traveled, picking up odd jobs here and there in small capacities. Eventually she wound up at the University of Washington, assisting in a research position. She enrolled, and has been studying ever since.

Lately, though, her studies have taken a darker turn. Now, she's graduated and begun working on her thesis... Which requires direct fieldwork. She wants to help others, to unravel the secrets of magic and how to put it to use for metahumanity, to discover how to better calm the corrupted background counts of a living city.

Narrative Significant Qualities

SINner - Scotland - Miss Tanya Aberdeen is, unfortunately, a real person. She's using a cover ID and alias, however, after pulling a few strings and paying off her professor for the ability to do research.

Incompetent - Acting - Token can't lie. She can try, but years of walking the straight and narrow make her squirm under pressure and fold right in half when guilt is eating her alive.

One Born Every Minute - Token is, to put it bluntly, a bit of an idiot. She truly believes that strangers on the street are good people at heart, and usually trusts most things at face value.

Lucky and Common Sense - Someone this blindly trusting shouldn't have made it this far in the shadows - but Token has an air of happiness that can be infectious, and a way of bumbling through most problems that arise.

Mentor Spirit - Fire-bringer - To her, Fire-bringer appears as Brokkr, a legendary Norse smith. One of two dwarven brothers to smith Thor's hammer. She has a mentor's mask, so any time she creates alchemy agents or uses her second sight, she picks up aspects of him. Hammer, flames, and being a dwarf.

Run History


Token is going mostly silent for the duration of her information-collection. She's supposed to occasionally check in with the head professor who started her on this, Doctor Montgomery, about once every three months. for all intents and purposes, most friends think she's taking time off school to travel.





Doctor Montgomery, Astral Pollution Expert at the University of Washington. He doesn't know she's actually running the shadows, though.



In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

She's a Norse lass, so runes are her bread and butter.

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  • Rating 4 fake SIN - 'Terisa Casini' - Scotland
  - Talismonger and Concealed Carry Permits


Token fits in well with her peers - a human female, young academic student, given to LED clothing and her white-dyed hair lit by electric blue accents. Her face is spotted with freckles above the easy smile, dark blue eyes warmly regarding the world as a new mystery to solve. She stuck to punkish clothing, a touch, favoring beanies and hoodies to more uptight clothes, and often accompanied by a simple faux-leather messenger bag. She was average in build, hardly considered strong or tall, and a little on the light side.


Typically a dark black double-breasted style jacket, with electric blue highlights and patters stitched across the dress-like front. Mismatched black sleeves, gloves, some trodes, and generally other subtly armored-but-protective, covering gear in blacks and blues. Off the job she sports much brighter colors, opting for yellows and oranges alongside comfier clothes - oversized hoodies, track shoes, and sweat pants/jeans.

Matrix Persona

Herself, but younger, from school days, and made to look cell-shaded. Flashy yellow jacket, messenger bag with Trid and Wrestling pins on the strap, a floppy-ear'd hat. Flare of messy white hair.

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