Val

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Val
Val.jpg
Magician
Back with a vengeance
Player ghasek
Metatype Human, Vampire
Street Cred 2
Notoriety 0
Public Awareness 0
Titles and Awards 0
D.O.B. 16 AUG 2057
Folder [1]
Priority
Metatype - D
Attributes - A
Magic/Resonance - C
Skills - B
Resources - E

Character Information

Summary

Val is a neo-anarchist Street Magician taken to shadowrunning to make ends meet, infected as result of an extraction gone tits-up.

Goals

  • To kill the man who infected her.
  • To break down corporate power structures as best she can.
  • To seek closure.

Background

Val was born in 2057 to an SINless human couple living in Redmond - a Touristville stripper and her abusive boyfriend. Her father left the two of them when she was roughly five.

For the most part, she learned to scavenge and stay out of the way of the adults. Awakening at twelve changed everything.

The girl joined a wizgang at fourteen -- a small affair of half a dozen mages, the oldest of whom was eighteen. Their numbers never got above a dozen, but the time they were active had defined much of her worldview. The oldest, Jim, was a neo-anarchist and, being the de facto leader, he impressed much of the ideology on his 'subordinates.' A heated argument eventually left Jim and several others dead after the fire and lightning cleared, and that was the end of their little gang.

The next few years were a lull, until she started shadowrunning. One job in particular was much over their heads -- the extraction of a research subject from a Universal Omnitech blacksite. Their samurai died fighting their way out, leaving just three to deal with the target itself once they were out. Bad intel meant they had no way of knowing the target was a vampire ahead of time, and this spelled the doom for the rest of the team. Val, drained of essence and left for dead, woke up in a gutter still feeling the emotional trauma of the ordeal, changed. Needless to say, she hated what she'd become.

Narrative Significant Qualities

Common Sense (Two Uses)

Street rat, ganger, and barrens kid. All of these require at least some degree of common sense for survival.

Vampire (Human)

The straw that broke the camel's back. Val's vampirism guides a lot of her personality and her mental health. She suffers from nightmares, only made worse by her awakened nature, of the night she was infected, and struggles with the associated PTSD. It's a terrible secret she loathes herself and other infected for, avoiding contact with others for the most part. The worst mundane aspect to her daily life is the change to her diet. She used to drink, perhaps far more than is healthy, party, and fill her body with narcotics. Now, much of that sickens her, even worse than the withdrawal did. Smoking's become the one vice she keeps to.

School of Hard Knocks

Val grew up on the streets. As such, she's much more familiar with the bulldrek the sprawl can throw at you than a wageslave might be.

Driven (Kill the Vamp that infected me)

A drive for vengeance, a drive for closure. Val's seriously considered suicide, dissuaded only by the guilt of knowing that they're still out there, hurting others, perhaps even making more like her.

Flashbacks (Choking, Loss of Breath, and Depictions Thereof

Being held against a wall by your neck, feeling your soul being stolen, your magic burning out -- there's very little that's more emotionally traumatic.

This quality should come up once every other session.

Insomnia (Basic)

Nightmares keep her up at most hours of the day. Constantly being dual-natured does not help whatsoever.

Run History

Time to Make a Mess

Pushing the Needle

Affiliations

Contacts

  • Obelix - Connection 4, Loyalty 2 - Fixer (Networking)
  • Aunty Nuyen - Connection 4, Loyalty 2 - Talislegger (Swag)
  • Goldeneye - Connection 5, Loyalty 1 - Mr. Johnson (Shadow Service)

Organizations

Allies

Enemies

Octagon Triad -3

In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

Matrix Search Table

Not too much. Never been a real person. Some old cybereye footage of her activities as a wizganger. Some more floating around of her (if one chooses to dig far back enough) as a kid with her mom. A few dozen couple's selfies from Jim's mefeed. The consistent theme in all of the footage one might find is she used to be a hell of a lot happier just a few years back.

Shadow Community Table

Mostly unknown in the shadows. Anyone digging deep enough into her rep will know that she is

  • A Magician, specifically hermetic. Nothing too interesting about her style.
  • A former wizganger and gutter punk.
  • Emotionally traumatized from losing her entire team on a run.

in order of ease of finding the info.

SINs

Catherine V. Summers, UCAS (Rating 4)

Concealed Carry Permit (4)

Firearms License (4)

Mage License (4)

Bodyguard License (4)

Appearance

Val is an average-looking blonde woman. Slim build, average height -- the only thing that's notable about her appearance is her pale skin and enlarged canines.

Clothing

A synthleather jacket, jeans, and potentially, overcoat, make up her usual outfit.

Matrix Persona

Val's Matrix Persona is a female wizard with an AK.

Astral Aura

Her aura is almost constantly tinged with red and black tones. Self-loathing, bitterness, guilt, and plenty of angst. Being a reflection of her self-perception, her astral form looks like that of a broken, fallen angel, with shattered wings. As her stolen essence grows above six, it is as if she is growing less broken and yet more corrupted.

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