Cold Hands

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Cold Hands
Adept Swordswoman
Avid Motorcyclist
Kaiju Film Enthusiast
Discord dejapes#3558
Reddit [1]
Metatype Elf
Street Cred 0
Notoriety 0
Public Awareness 0
D.O.B. January 3, 2054
Age 28
Folder [2]
Priority Metatype - C
Attributes - A
Magic/Resonance - B
Skills - E
Resources - D

Character Information


Katana-wielding biker-elf who is inordinately fond of campy monster flicks and underdog causes.


  • Secure a safe haven and alternative identities for her parents, who are still abroad and the target of political persecution.
  • Accumulate enough wealth to eventually retire from Shadow-running.
  • Obtain good-condition original copies of a century's worth of Godzilla media.


June Alvarez was born to Filipino parents in Japanese-occupied Hawai'i. Straddling multiple cultures, she grew up speaking English but is conversant in both Tagalog and Japanese. After her parents were implicated in anti-Imperial activities, they sent their daughter to the mainland with false documentation in order to protect her. Since then, June has lived in the shadows under the moniker of "Cold Hands."

Attached to a katana that her father took from a deceased Imperial officer, and inordinately fond of certain elements of Japanese culture - including racing motorcycles and kaiju movies - June is a contradictory figure. During her upbringing in occupied Hawai'i, she was a star pupil at a particular sword dojo, picking up kenjutsu and learning to synthesize her blade training with the ki control of a natural adept.

Now that she runs in the shadows, she makes use of her two primary assets: swordsmanship and aggressive motorcycling. Ironically, her familiarity with the Japanese language and Imperial norms has brought her into contact with a Shiawese fixer.

Narrative Significant Qualities

Cold Hands is a slender, dark-skinned elf with straight black hair, green eyes and an aloof demeanor. She is professional and to the point, preferring business talk over small talk. Her preferred fashion choices range from gothic chic to biker regalia. The runner's electronic accessories are frequently contained in or fashioned to resemble silver jewelry.

Despite her chilly persona, the elf has very particular passions. The first among them is motorcycling - she personally owns a racing bike and is not adverse to participating in urban races. The second is an odd fixation for old media, particularly media revolving around B-tier monster plots.

But perhaps most fatally, she has a passion for underdog causes. Her cold and emotionless facade hides deep wells of empathy, and she has difficulty refusing jobs that favor the downtrodden.


Her parents were implicated in anti-Imperial activities in the Protectorate of Hawai'i, and are currently on the run. She also has an older brother with a legitimate identity living and working in Manila. The brother works for a megacorp and is estranged from the family, facts which have allowed him to so far escape the fallout from their parents' activities.


Cold Hands has a fake SIN (Rating 6) describing her as Catherine Yamamoto, a 30-year-old private investigator and citizen of UCAS. Under this name, she's rented a small studio apartment and a garage in Downtown Seattle. Catherine is her day to day identity when not using a throw-away SIN for a job.

'Catherine' has the following fake licenses (Rating 6): Driver's License, Weapon's License, Adept License, Concealed Carry Permit, Private Investigator

Public Society

Cold Hands, as 'Catherine,' is a member of the Vigilant Iron Schooling House (Street Grimoire, pg. 60), a loosely-organized training group for both adepts and mundanes based out of a formerly abandoned gym on the edge of Redmond. She can often be seen there during her off-hours in informal sweat pants plus t-shirt, wielding a wooden bokken while teaching kenjutsu to younger students.


Trait Additional Information
Agile Defender
Exceptional Attribute AGI
Mentor Spirit Horse
Mentor's Mask Horse


Trait Additional Information
Allergy Uncommon, Moderate (Peanuts)
Phobia Common, Moderate (Thalassophobia - Fear of the Deep Sea)
Driven Finding Asylum for Parents
Dependants (Nuisance) Sends Money to Parents

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Peeking through BarsDraknic23 July 2082
Grandma's Pearlssamitefan18 July 2082



Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Asahiro Kunitoshi 6 2 Fixer Vice-President of Imperial Kami Services For The Corporation, Blademaster, Scholar, Vashionable, Authorization, Spywork, Corpo Gear, Shintoist Even
Flora Seychelles 1 1 Service Independent Auto Mechanic Automotive Mechanic, Former Go-Ganger Even
St1tch 5 2 Legwork Dissonant Technomancer and Anti-Infected Crusader Example Positive Aspect, Vendetta, Dissonant Static, Clean Body, Clean Soul, For the Greater Good, Know Your Enemy, Datahaven Membership, Spiteful Sprites, Strange Bedfellows, Field Medic Even
Dr. Tony Hanks 2 1 Legwork Charity Clinic Doctor Surgeon, Charity Networker, Redmond Born and Raised, Gang Grudge, Overworked Even




In Character Information

Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result
1 Null. Cold Hands keeps a low profile with a minimal matrix presence.
3 Vehicle, jacket styling, and physical build matches to 'Red Mare,' a biker who regularly participates in Seattle street races.
6 Carried blade and sword style matches to a particular dojo in Imperial-occupied Hawai'i, one sponsored by Shiawese donors.

Shadow Community Table

Threshold Result
1 Aloof elf; doesn't socialize much.
3 Close combat specialist and fast. Likes motorcycles.
5 Some of her pay is always sent overseas. Can be reliably bribed with obscure kaiju media.


Height: 5'9"

Weight: 148 lbs.

Skin: Brown

Eyes: Green

Hair: Black


Prefers dark, plain jackets that are lit up in AR with racing team logos. Her electronic accessories are fitted into silver jewelry.

Matrix Persona

When Cold Hands does go on the Matrix, her persona is almost always a chibi version of Mothra.