|The Crow of Seattle|
|My Styx and stones will break your bones.|
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Metatype - E
Attributes - A
Magic/Resonance - C
Skills - A
Resources - E
One of the first vampires to be turned after the Awakening was the firstborn of a media conglomerate's vice president. Born with a silver spoon in her mouth and used to luxury, the usual route to the penthouse wasn't available when all hell broke loose. Trying to find an alternate route, she took one wrong turn and ended up in the deepest, darkest reaches of her psyche to escape what a bunch of psychotic street-dwelling trash were to put her through. The chaos that ensued that year and the absolute turmoil society suffered from left an infected, hospital-ridden corporate woman in a ward and out of the media's sights. Quietly disowned and swept under the rug, her existence wasn't something her father wanted to ever think about again.
Decades have passed in the Sixth World and she's gone through a lot in her quest to build herself up from nothing, at her worst ripping the throats of homeless innocents and at her best falling back into her old vices of luxury. Emotional trauma from her past has healed, yet it's also given her new purpose. Finding every last person involved, dead or alive, and desecrating their very existence has become her driving purpose, her raison d'etre. To climb from nothing back to the top and to avenge hours of suffering are both ways for her to stomp on the very concept of street scum that once dared to lay their hands on her. Over time, she tracked down two, found three had died from old age and brutally slaughtered two more, but seven more remain. She doesn't care if she ends up in front of an apartment or a grave. Either way, something will burn.
This quest of hers was what spurred her on to run the shadows without hesitation. She's often offered the most dangerous jobs because she rarely refuses them. They're the risky runs that people don't usually come back from. Still, time and time again she's survived ambushes and complete slaughters, returning as the sole survivor either through acting chops as a corpse or leaving her team to die when it was obvious they were set up. She's surrounded by death and the only one that it doesn't seem to stick to is herself. For this reason, she's found her new alias. Before, she's used Jane Doe or Blondie as nicknames in place of her birthname, which she no longer tells anyone. Instead, thinking back to her college courses, one thing sticks out to her, a lone figure bringing the dead to the afterlife.
Significant Things for Narrative
Vampirism - The obvious part that she doesn't attempt to hide from anyone she ends up working with. All that matters to her (and should matter to her allies) is that she'll drink enemies, not allies.
Wanted - You don't think people would ignore someone like Charon, do you? There's a price on her head and it's a two-way street: both Regency MegaMedia and SpinGlobal have her head associated with a hefty reward.
Made Woman - After meeting Mr. Herenight during Soirée, Charon got back in touch with him and was unceremoniously shoved into one of the local first-tier lodges, the Baroque Masquerade. They have no central meeting place and the lodge is composed of six members with Charon filling the seventh and final position.
Geas - After the events of an initiation ordeal Charon was revived with blood magic and necromancy due to her extraordinary magical strength. The Lodge doesn't grant such boons freely, however, and as a result placed a geas on her to stop her from getting out of hand again. Refusing to take discreet options and risking unnecessary media exposure as well as betraying the Lodge both will trigger excruciating pain for her.
Local Fame - By this point, the Crow of Seattle has become something of an urban legend. Some claim to have seen her around, others think she's just a myth and plenty of blonde human women exist so it's purely a coincidence if anyone claims to have met her. After the publicized fight filmed from a news helicopter lent credence to the legend, people tend to believe in her being real a little bit more.
|Silas Vespasiano||5||4||Fixer||Black Lodge Fixer||Black Magician, High Society Socialite, Made Man, Politico, Talismonger, Theory Savant||Even|
|Mr. Herenight||7||0||Custom(K,G,N,A)||Black Lodge Magician||Old Fashioned, Vampiric Veteran, Grim Talismonger, Mr. Worldwide, Astral Knowledge, Drug Deacon, Reagent Retailer, Safehouse Scout, Soul Sustenance||-4|
|Agamemnon||4||5||Fixer(K,G,N,A)||Infected Crime Lord||Paranoid, Shut-In, Dark Magic Talislegger, Ear to the Ground, Infected Loremaster, Smuggling Network, Student of History, Wretched Hive||Even|
|Amelie and Jean-Baptiste||5||2||Fixer(A,N,K,G)||Infected Cabal Leaders||Ghoul Royalty, Vampire, SK Kid, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Corporate Kid||Even|
|Zigzag||1||2||Service||Driver/Organlegger||Ghoul Organlegger, Actually a Good Driver, Dead Drop, Infected Networker||Even|
|Anything Andy||6||1||Generalist||Generalist||Smuggler, Black Market Rumors, Trog-Net, Bootleg Electronics, Bootleg Cyberware, Bootleg Weapons, Bootleg Armor||-1|
|Frank Goldman||3||1||Custom(G, K, A, N)||Gun Runner||Firearms Dealer, Antique Vehicle Collector, Black Market Connections, West Coast Smuggling Routes||Even|
|Yoon Myung-ju||2||1||Fixer(G, K, N, A)||Bounty Manager||Seoulpa, Bounties, Hunting||Even|
|Black Lodge||Lodge of Nostradamus Initiate||3||11||Secret Society||Invigorated||Worldwide|
|Yellow Lotus Triad||3|
|Mothers of Metahumans||2|
|Ghoul Liberation League||2|
|Red Dragon Triad||1|
|Sons of Sauron||1|
Matrix Search Table
|1||Greek mythology has a ferryman called Charon, taking the souls of the dead across the river Styx from the world of the living to the realm of the dead.|
|3||Footage from illegal urban brawls, security cameras and declassified security reports show a woman with long, blonde hair in a high fashion coat taking an inhuman amount of gunfire and ripping security guards in half with her bare hands. Reports of her being shot through the chest and walking away unharmed have caused a theory to erupt that she may be a ghost.|
|6||A criminal going by the same name has a massive bounty placed on her by both Regency MegaMedia and SpinGlobal. Few have attempted to collect it.|
Shadow Community Table
|1||Charon's well connected with various Infected factions and has been directly in conflict with various paranormal threats from other infected to insect spirits. She often makes antiquated remarks about pre-Matrix era Internet trends.|
|3||Remarked by many to be a vampire from the pre-2000 era, she's one of the closest things the shadows get to a living fossil. She's probably seen it all at one point or another.|
|5||Known to go after oddly specific people in various factions, it's suspected that Charon has a kill list she's working through. Her previous victims have always been exsanguinated and left with the message 'YOU'RE NEXT' near their corpses.|
|Kera||Charon turned her into a vampire, betrayed her colleague and probably screwed up her entire life. To no-one's surprise, Kera wants her dead.|
|Benny||Full name unknown. Irish-American, caucasian, was on parole for assault and murder in 2011. One of Charon's Nemeses.|
|Ray||Full name: Ray Finsworth. British immigrant, brother of Rey Finsworth. Albino. One of Charon's Nemeses.|
|Rey||Full name: Rey Finsworth. British immigrant, brother of Ray Finsworth. Albino. One of Charon's Nemeses.|
|1||Awakened, brimming with life and often feeling melancholic. (Astral Bouncer: Dark Magic Tradition)|
|2||Physical adept and exceptionally dark and malicious aura. (Astral Bouncer - The Speaker's Way)|
|3||Infected with HMHVV I, Essence and Magic likely to be higher than the observer's. Bears three astral signatures; earring, ring, belt buckle. (Astral Bouncer - Initiate Grade 5)|
|4||Essence varies between 6 and 12, Magic of 11. Earring is a spellcasting focus, ring is a masking focus. (Astral Bouncer - Infected Power: Regeneration)|
|5||No ware of any type, grade or category. She's also not a technomancer. (Astral Bouncer - Mentor Spirit: Death)|
- Rebecca Corax - Rating 6, Horizon; Adept, PI, Firearms, Driver's and Bounty Hunter's licenses included.
- Sabaiyel Yarrick - Rating 1, UACS; Emergency identity made to help cover up her supposed death.
- In 2012, there was a news article about her death, but it's hard to find nowadays. Most of it was in physical newspapers 'Deceased' sections, since the Internet was efficiently scrubbed of most mentions of her.
- In 2082, Charon was in breaking news, rampaging throughout Puyallup against heavy Knight-Errant resistance and ending up in the sewers while fighting some Catholic Temple warriors. News reported her to be dead. Again.