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==Symbols and Signatures==
 
==Symbols and Signatures==
Purkinje is prone to representing complex forms and matrix icons as arcane symbols. Her personal symbol is what appears to be an oddly-shaped tree with many branches, but someone experienced in anatomy might recognize it as a specific type of neuron.
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Purkinje is prone to representing complex forms and matrix icons as arcane symbols. Her personal symbol is what appears to be an oddly-shaped tree with many branches, but someone experienced in anatomy might recognize it as a specific type of neuron. Her marks look like axon terminal buttons.
 
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===Clothing===
 
===Clothing===
Purkinje is a pale-skinned elf with bright red hair and steely blue eyes. She is quite attractive, even by elven standards. Her form is tall and willowy, not possessed of much muscle. She dresses simply, trying not to leave an impression. She usually wears basic synthleather clothing that covers her whole body or a plain suit with tame colors. When she lets her guard down, she will adorn herself with technofetishes, RFID tagged jewelry that displays images of her favorite arcane symbols.
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Purkinje is a pale-skinned elf with bright red hair and steely blue eyes. She is quite attractive, even by elven standards. Her form is tall and willowy, not possessed of much muscle. She dresses for the job, either drawing eyes or keeping them off her. She usually wears basic synthleather clothing or a Mortimer suit with tame colors. When she lets her guard down, she will adorn herself with technofetishes, RFID tagged jewelry that displays images of her favorite arcane symbols in accordance with her mood.
 
===Matrix Persona===
 
===Matrix Persona===
In the matrix, Purkinje largely appears as she does in meatspace except dressed fancily in heavy goth makeup, sexy, black wizard robes and neon magic sigils. Her matrix actions and forms appear as spellcasting of various sorts, and her sprites appear as demons or undead. This is but one of her many forms, however, as she is prone to loading different persona presets to fool people into thinking she's someone else.
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In the matrix, Purkinje largely appears as she does in meatspace except dressed fancily in goth makeup, sexy, black wizard robes and neon magic sigils. Her matrix actions and forms appear as spellcasting of various sorts, and her sprites appear as demons or undead. This is but one of her many forms, however, as she is prone to loading different persona presets to fool people into thinking she's someone else.
 
==Media Mentions==
 
==Media Mentions==
 
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Revision as of 05:28, 11 September 2019

Purkinje, the Many-Branching
Purkinje.png
Technomancer
Social Engineer
Player Purkinje
Metatype Elf
Street Cred 1
Notoriety 0
Public Awareness 0
Titles and Awards 0
D.O.B. 21 July 2055
Folder Google Drive
Priority
Metatype - C
Attributes - B
Magic/Resonance - B
Skills - C
Resources - E

Character Information

Summary

Purkinje is a mystic technomancer with a gnostic approach to matrix studies. She is eager and open to anything when it comes to magic or resonance, believing the two to be deeply related in some way. Her extensive focus on the matrix has led her to unhealthy physical habits such as recreational stimulant use and unhealthy sleep patterns. Deckers, riggers and even other technomancers might find her approach to the craft unorthodox, but she produces results.

Goals

  • Look out for other elves and technomancers on the streets.
  • Deepen her understanding of resonance, its realms and its paragons.

Background

When she was little, Purkinje wanted to be a magician. She saw the magic of Tir Tairngire with a childlike wonder and firmly believed that when she came of age, her latent powers would manifest. They did, but not in the way she wanted. Her parents were appalled to find their daughter an inherent violation of the old ways, and with practically nothing of a support system to help her, she turned to shadowrunning on the streets of Cara'Sir as a way to survive. She hopes to find herself in Seattle, somehow.

Narrative Significant Qualities

  • Technomancer & Resonant Stream: Sourcerer: Purkinje possesses a high degree of aptitude with resonance and the matrix in general. Her threading skills are prolific among technomancers.
  • Bilingual: A native speaker of both English and Sperethiel, Purkinje can fit in with Tir elves and non-Tir elves without an accent giving her away.
  • Bad Luck: Despite her best efforts, Purkinje seems cursed with rotten luck. This has resulted in her having a negative reputation among superstitious runners.
  • Records On File (MCT, 2 Karma): Mitsuhama appears to be keeping tabs on Purkinje because they suspect she is a technomancer. This could spell disaster for her if she were ever to cross them. Fortunately, her mostly off-the-grid lifestyle has kept them from learning too much about her.

Run History

Affiliations

Contacts

  • Ashabel (Infobroker): Connection 6, Loyalty 1
  • Briar (Fixer): Connection 5, Loyalty 2

Organizations

Allies

  • Ex-Firewatch: 3 Faction Rep
  • Ares Anti-Project Pyro: 3 Faction Rep

Enemies

In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

Purkinje is prone to representing complex forms and matrix icons as arcane symbols. Her personal symbol is what appears to be an oddly-shaped tree with many branches, but someone experienced in anatomy might recognize it as a specific type of neuron. Her marks look like axon terminal buttons.

Matrix Search Table

Threshold
1 Hit Articles on the Purkinje cell, a type of neuron found in the cerebellum that has hundreds of synapses and many axon branches.
2 Hits Posts by a user "purkinje, the many-branching" on a wide variety of awakened community discussion forums. The infrequent posts are often on the subject of the parallels between magic and technomancy, inevitably leading to a ban.
3 Hits Occasional bewildered posts by the same username on tech forums, always asking for incredibly detailed information that would suggest a high degree of coding skill but somehow lacking a fundamental understanding of what's being asked.
4+ Hits Correlating this pattern of question-asking between obscure, deleted and hidden posts suggests the user is actually communicating in a sort of high-tech thieves' cant about shadowrunning, but details are ambiguous if they can be pinned down at all.

Shadow Community Table

Threshold
1 Hit A sorcerer with some weird ideas, new to Seattle. Allegedly bad luck.
2 Hits From Tir Tairngire, appears to have connections with the Laesa.
3 Hits Strangely, this runner possesses developed hacking skills despite being a self-styled sorcerer. She could be an aspected magician filling a certain niche, but something's off about her.
4+ Hits A technomancer who is especially adept at threading. Prone to getting caught up on theory and conjecture instead of learning detailed computer science, but nonetheless manages to do her job without complaint.

SINs

  • Jessica Kowalczyk (UCAS, Matrix Security Contractor)(R4)

Appearance

Clothing

Purkinje is a pale-skinned elf with bright red hair and steely blue eyes. She is quite attractive, even by elven standards. Her form is tall and willowy, not possessed of much muscle. She dresses for the job, either drawing eyes or keeping them off her. She usually wears basic synthleather clothing or a Mortimer suit with tame colors. When she lets her guard down, she will adorn herself with technofetishes, RFID tagged jewelry that displays images of her favorite arcane symbols in accordance with her mood.

Matrix Persona

In the matrix, Purkinje largely appears as she does in meatspace except dressed fancily in goth makeup, sexy, black wizard robes and neon magic sigils. Her matrix actions and forms appear as spellcasting of various sorts, and her sprites appear as demons or undead. This is but one of her many forms, however, as she is prone to loading different persona presets to fool people into thinking she's someone else.

Media Mentions

None.

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