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With that lesson learned through painful experiences and close calls, Roadie invested a lot in cyber and bioware, the sensation was intoxicating, "bulletproof" skin, titanium squeleton, faster movements and reaction, seeing the whole world in slow motion, overcome obstacles with ease, line perfect shots, dodge gunfire... it all came at a price, a literal piece of your soul, many runners didnt mind paying it but Roadie felt that his "self" was slipping away from grasp more and more, becoming something else, something alien and "blank". This terrified him more than death itself.  
 
With that lesson learned through painful experiences and close calls, Roadie invested a lot in cyber and bioware, the sensation was intoxicating, "bulletproof" skin, titanium squeleton, faster movements and reaction, seeing the whole world in slow motion, overcome obstacles with ease, line perfect shots, dodge gunfire... it all came at a price, a literal piece of your soul, many runners didnt mind paying it but Roadie felt that his "self" was slipping away from grasp more and more, becoming something else, something alien and "blank". This terrified him more than death itself.  
  
Now he searches for anchors, acts, habits, people, anything that can help him keep what is left of his humanity intact.
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Now he searches for anchors: acts, habits, people, anything that can help him keep what is left of his humanity intact.
  
 
==Narrative Significant Qualities==
 
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==Symbols and Signatures==
 
==Symbols and Signatures==
Prone to doing the "devil horns" hand sign when approving of something
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Prone to doing the "devil horns" hand sign when approving of something, old school headbanger and a fan of classical and neo-classical metal.
  
 
==Matrix Search Table==
 
==Matrix Search Table==
 
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===Clothing===
 
===Clothing===
 
Roadie (dispite his nickname) prefers to be well dressed both outside the job and in scenarios where a show of professionalism is required. During jobs he uses a simple and bland clothing style, worn for utility, not appearance, mostly black clothing with a bit of color and jeans, sometimes dark shades of green and brown with AR complements to change its appearence on the fly, anything that would be good for blending in with the crowd.
 
Roadie (dispite his nickname) prefers to be well dressed both outside the job and in scenarios where a show of professionalism is required. During jobs he uses a simple and bland clothing style, worn for utility, not appearance, mostly black clothing with a bit of color and jeans, sometimes dark shades of green and brown with AR complements to change its appearence on the fly, anything that would be good for blending in with the crowd.
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In combat he dons a suit of high-tech security armor, ballistic mask and helmet, all of them customized to make the pieces look intimidating and dissuade his enemies from fighting, the armor is a deep shade of purple that simulates the texture of an alien carapace while the joints are blood red and simulate the musculature beneath the "carapace", a bright shade of green highlights the veins and extremeties of the armor(such as fingers), the ballistic mask and helmet have the same carapace-like texture and color but with sharper angles, the masks depicts a hungry beast with bright yellow, glowing eyes and and sharp teeth contorted in a wicked smile.
  
 
===Matrix Persona===
 
===Matrix Persona===

Revision as of 22:29, 1 August 2020

Roadie
Roadie.jpg
Elf
Street samurai
Crimson CrimsonZR#9908
Crimsonzr [1]
Metatype (Elf)
Street Cred 0
Notoriety 0
Public Awareness 0
Titles and Awards 0
CDP 6
D.O.B. 07/11/55
Age 26
Folder [2]
Priority Metatype - D
Attributes - A
Magic/Resonance - E
Skills - B
Resources - C


Character Information

Summary

Street samurai, likes to plan but is not a stranger to thinking outside the box for solutions, knows his way around combat tactics to help the team be more efficient but a perfect run (in his opinion) is one where violence is not needed, always ready to support the team in planning, mobility and as an enforcer in a worst case scenario.

Goals

Settle the score with Humanis.

Fight for the little guys.

Find "anchors" to keep himself sane.

Change the world for the better if given the opportunity.

Background

PAST - BAD COMPANY

Roadie was born and raised in a middle - low class family, in a mixed neighborhood of Seattle, and from a young age realised that trust is vital for survival as the people around him tried their best to look out for each other in the midst of sudden changes, gang violence and times of uncertainty,

Growing up among metahumans got difficult as a branch of the Humanis extremists set up shop nearby and promptly tried to spread their fear mongering propaganda and commiting acts of violence on the local metahuman populus, Roadie was forced to stand idle while the authorities refused to help, but the boilling point came when he and a couple of friends were ambushed and beaten to an inch of their lives with baseball bats, after this a deep hatred was developed (along with a severe case of memory loss and dificulty in retaining information for long periods of time) so with a handful of friends tried to push back the extremists by force to varied degrees of success, including a few close calls where he almost kicked the bucket again.

This went on for a few bitter years during which he discovered his knack for combat, this paired with illegal acts he had comitted and no possible future in the coorporate world meant that the only place he had left were the shadows, now a mercenary for hire, he fights for the little people and to end Humanis.


Act 1 - BREAKING THE LAW

At the moment Roadie is actually enjoying the life in the shadows, sure its dangerous and extremelly unpredictable, but thats part of the appeal, the best part would probably be the payoff after a good planning session, to see the gears turning like clockwork and the team going above and beyond... there is just something incredibly rewarding in all this.

He also has found himself making friends and allies during the runs, in what was an unexpected turn of events (as from the outside the shadows are either trids or a den of cutthroats) he was met with pretty friendly bunch that slowly but surely helped him find his way into this new lifestyle, pleased with this he plans on keep moving foward and seeing where this road takes him.


PRESENT - (UN)COMFORTABLY NUMB

With time comes experience and in the shadows time is always short, specially when talking about one´s lifespan, early in his career Roadie thought that he could do without drugs or chrome, any player that has been long in the game can say that its not possible, you need every edge, every leg up you can get on your enemies... these can be the difference between a visit to the street doc or a more permanent stay at the morgue.

With that lesson learned through painful experiences and close calls, Roadie invested a lot in cyber and bioware, the sensation was intoxicating, "bulletproof" skin, titanium squeleton, faster movements and reaction, seeing the whole world in slow motion, overcome obstacles with ease, line perfect shots, dodge gunfire... it all came at a price, a literal piece of your soul, many runners didnt mind paying it but Roadie felt that his "self" was slipping away from grasp more and more, becoming something else, something alien and "blank". This terrified him more than death itself.

Now he searches for anchors: acts, habits, people, anything that can help him keep what is left of his humanity intact.

Narrative Significant Qualities

Positive

Loyal to a fault (due to his personal code of sticking together and trying to keep innocents out of harm), creative, subtle and quick on his feet, his motto is: "outsmarting your enemy is always better than direct confrontation, but if shit goes down you go in with all you got!"

Negative

Roadie is a runner that tries to keep civilians / colateral damage to a minimum and would probably be more careful with his actions if they are on the scene, has a massive vendetta against Humanis (and any other extremist / terrorist that would bring harm to innocent people) and would be happy to cause as much damage to them as he possibly can. As a side effect of being hit in the head with a baseball bat a few too many times, Roadie has a hard time concentrating in a lot of things at the same time, this data overload is acompanied by choice paralysis, one of the reasons that why he avoids the matrix whenever he can.

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Two days from hellLavander42 Lavander42It's Always Wednesday in Seattle31 July 2081
Taking From TriadsOB28 July 2081
Cyber-Who? Cyber-Where?!Korean_BBQ22 July 2081
It Belongs in a Museum 2: Archaic Boogaloo!Korean_BBQThe Cutter's Curator28 June 2081
Hostile HighwayKorean_BBQ22 June 2081
Air AmericaAtlatlThe Farm and The Furious22 June 2081
It Belongs in a MuseumKorean_BBQThe Cutter's Curator21 June 2081
Back With A VengeanceGravitySweet Sweet Revenge18 June 2081
School's Out!Lavander42It's Always Wednesday in Seattle17 June 2081
Booze Cruise 2: Explosive BoogalooChrisst11111 June 2081
Supermarket SweepAtlatlClear Skies10 June 2081
I'm a real executive now!!!AtlatlAgainst all odds - The OtherCon story
Adversaries
The Farm and The Furious
9 June 2081
Corpse BrideDoc McGuffinsAdversaries4 June 2081
Scoop of the CenturyKryositeThicker Than Water31 May 2081
Oh the Humanis-tyAurora29 May 2081
GroundedAurora27 May 2081
2 Farm 2 MarketAtlatlThe Farm and The Furious26 May 2081

Affiliations

Solace: +2

Humanis: -2

Contacts

Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Hedge 2 2 Gear Fence Fence, Police Contacts, Warehouses Even
Dr. Gotham 4 2 Generalist Street Doc Psyche'd Up!, Cybertech, An Arm and A Leg, Torso Mods, Medical gear Even
Alice Kane 5 2 Fixer Cyber Surgeon Mechanic, Info Broker, Weapon Specialist, Tech Savy, Cyber Surgeon, Gamer Grrl Even
Mint 3 4 Fixer Farm Operations Officer Construction Contractor, Green Thumb, Beacon of Hope, Earth Aspect Even
News Van Dan 3 3 Legwork Guerilla Reporter (Infobroker) Infobroker, Conspiracy Theorist, Drone Operator, Hacktivist Even
Jet Set 6 2 Custom(A,G,K,N) C-5 Galaxy Owner/Operator Time/Distance, Island Hopper, SAR Squad, JP-5 for Blood, Mister Missile, Aircraft Sensei, Fulton Extraction???, Care Package Inbound, Heavy Lift💪 Even
Legal Eagle 4 2 Custom(N,K,A,G) Lawyer Lawyer, Ex-UCAS Air Force, For the People, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, Hard Knocks Even


Organizations

Allies

Enemies

Humanis - for almost taking his life, giving him memory problems and "tearing his family apart"

In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

Prone to doing the "devil horns" hand sign when approving of something, old school headbanger and a fan of classical and neo-classical metal.

Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result
1 Roadie - support personnel who travels with a band on tour.
3 "Did you mean "Techies"?" - See "Technician" for disambiguation
6 Roadies can perform a variety of functions, from tour managers and assistants to drivers and security/bodyguard.

Shadow Community Table

Threshold Result
1 A Runner that is slowly earning his place in the shadow community, claims to fight for the little people.
3 Professional driver and sharpshooter samurai, most of his combat records seem to be against gangs, yakuza and similar groups, has a vendetta with Humanis in particular.
5 A polite man with an amicable attitude, prefers non-violent approaches and many times has shown mercy to some kinds of the opposition, but paradoxically being ruthlessly effective in dispatching other enemies.


SINs

James Burghon (R4) - Licenses: Bounty hunter / Firearms / Concealed carry / Driver

Appearance

A tall and pale elf, with dark hair and blue eyes, prefers not to draw attention to himself and tries to hide his ears behind his hair.

Clothing

Roadie (dispite his nickname) prefers to be well dressed both outside the job and in scenarios where a show of professionalism is required. During jobs he uses a simple and bland clothing style, worn for utility, not appearance, mostly black clothing with a bit of color and jeans, sometimes dark shades of green and brown with AR complements to change its appearence on the fly, anything that would be good for blending in with the crowd.

In combat he dons a suit of high-tech security armor, ballistic mask and helmet, all of them customized to make the pieces look intimidating and dissuade his enemies from fighting, the armor is a deep shade of purple that simulates the texture of an alien carapace while the joints are blood red and simulate the musculature beneath the "carapace", a bright shade of green highlights the veins and extremeties of the armor(such as fingers), the ballistic mask and helmet have the same carapace-like texture and color but with sharper angles, the masks depicts a hungry beast with bright yellow, glowing eyes and and sharp teeth contorted in a wicked smile.

Matrix Persona

A cartoonish, ghost-like, floating persona with a emoticon mask, pointy hat and a mantle that changes colors to match its mask.

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