Zenith

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Zenith
Zenith.jpg
Gun Adept
A lifelong runner who thought he'd retired
Discord @OrionsRequiem#2524
Reddit OrionsRequiem
Metatype Human
Street Cred 0
Notoriety 1
Public Awareness 0
CDP 12
D.O.B. December 29th, 2046
Age 35
Folder [1]
Priority Metatype - D
Attributes - A
Magic/Resonance - C
Skills - B
Resources - E


Character Information

Summary

A Barrens raised kid who grew up in warehouses, learning to pick pockets and shoot straight. His Shadowrunner mother raised him alone until she wasn't around any more, then he lived on his own. He started running on his own at 13, using his mother's contacts. At age 17 he met a woman he left the life for, was married and had a child two years later. His wife disappeared in an assault on his home, and he raised his daughter on his own since then. Her schooling is expensive, so Zenith came out of retirement.

Goals

  • Replace all his old gear with better stuff
  • Buy a proper house Set himself and Harriot up in a safe place
  • Find the people that attacked his home and find out what happened to Scarlet
  • Pay for Harriot's schooling and make sure she has a good nest egg of an inheritance.

Background

Ethan grew up in the Barrens, and was given pretty free reign. Do whatever you want, just be back by dark. His mother was a Shadowrunner, and she taught him the ins and outs of the trade. Most of his friends growing up were her old running crew, but he didn't know anything else, and in the Barrens, if you've got something that keeps you safe, you don't ask too many questions about it. For years, he fell into a pattern. Pick some pockets for a soy burger, get home before nightfall, learn to either not be seen, shoot straight, or pick locks, then watch his mom get into her van with her runner team, and watch garbage trids until they got back. It was good. Then one day, the van never came back. Ethan didn't know if they skipped town, got got, or simply needed to disappear, but either way, at 13, Ethan was alone.

Having little more than an abandoned warehouse to squat in and enough nuyen to bribe anyone who found him, Ethan knew that he needed to make some cash fast or else die in the Barrens like so many others before him. He knew his mother kept a spare gun in her desk, a Ruger Super Warhawk that he'd used to train with sometimes. He took the gun and started using the name Zenith based off a joke his mother used to make about how he'd one day be the top Shadowrunner in UCAS. At the start, Zenith was bad, the Warhawk was the only tool in his arsenal. He knew how to sneak and pick locks, but he was still a kid, and he drew more attention than he wanted when he was outside the Barrens. His mother's old fixer, Ol'Tusk helped him for awhile, but he eventually made enough nuyen for an apartment and could start building up his materials. However the jobs he took were barely enough to pay rent month-to-month. Eventually, Ol'Tusk found him bigger jobs, and he had to learn that sometimes professionalism was more useful than a gun.

Four years Zenith worked in the shadows. He had savings, he was actually comfortable. His reputation wasn't really known outside the Barrens, but he was content. In November of 2064, Zenith and a crew of runners had to grab test answers for a spoiled rich brat from their high school. To this end, Zenith infiltrated the school as a student. The job would have gone smoothly, but Zenith got distracted. One of the "classmates" he was exposed to was an Elf woman named Scarlet Argos. While she never admitted to it, Zenith felt like Scarlet saw right through him, and could tell that he didn't belong, but she was friendly to him regardless. Even after the job, Zenith kept in contact with Scarlet, and eventually the two started dating.

Things moved pretty fast, getting married in a small ceremony after a year and a half, prompted somewhat by Scarlet's discovery of a pregnancy. The two of them were a bit scared by the prospect of having a child, but they eventually agreed to try it together, and within six months, Harriot Quil was born. Zenith retired, and just became Cedric Quil, the name on his Fake SIN, he missed the thrill of Shadowrunning, but he also knew that Scarlet and Harriot were safer if he just took odd jobs that stayed on the light side of the law. After four years of going straight, and having a family life, Zenith and Harriot had gone out to see a new Trid in the theatre, but when they got back, the door to their apartment building was busted in and when they got back to their door, it had obviously been cracked. Furniture was overturned, blood was spattered on the floor and plates and glasses were shattered. Worst of all, Scarlet was missing. She'd disappeared and Zenith couldn't get any information about the investigation.

Assuming that whoever had done this came from his past as a runner, Zenith took what cash he had saved up and started renting a new apartment in Tacoma. He focused on raising Harriot, and when she was asleep, he started diving back into the Shadows, trying to uncover anything about his wife. It's been 11 years since that day, and Zenith has started taking on jobs again. Apparently the old adage is true "Only retired Shadowrunner is a dead Shadowrunner".

Narrative Significant Qualities

Positive

Adept - Ethan awakened shortly after his mother disappeared, leveraging his new powers to increase his value on runs.

Hawk Eye + Shoot First, Don't Ask - His paranoia has made it almost impossible to surprise him.

Sharpshooter + Strive for Perfection - He gets bored with regular shots. He wants to challenge himself in a gunfight.

Negative

Dependant (Demanding) - Harriot is a 15 year old Elf, she's smarter than Zenith, and may be getting suspicious about his job as a "Security Consultant"

Emotional Attachment - His mother's Ruger Super Warhawk, it's been modded since Zenith started using it, but it's something he'll never part with willingly.

Driven: Looking for his lost wife Scarlet. He is almost compulsively pulled towards any threads that might have something to do with her.

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Stop, LA Party TimeChrisst111The Month the Streets Ran Red24 January 2082
Spark of the Waiting HorrorDracknic21 January 2082
"What are you buying, stranger?"Isaac15 January 2082
Recruitment DriveSarcarianTwo Steps Ahead5 January 2082
Enemy of my EnemyAsmodeus1 January 2082
NuYou? No, you!AsmodeusFestering Infestation31 December 2081

Affiliations

Contacts

Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Johns 5 2 Fixer Street Fixer Black Market Connections, Former Shadowrunner, Redmond Barrens, Novacoke Addict, Street Smarts, Shadow Community Even
Black Cat 5 2 Gear Black Marketeer Burnout Adept, Black Market Connections, Gun Runner, Gang Leader, Demolition Expert, Back Alley Chop Shop Even
Ghaz 2 1 Legwork Skraacha Sheriff Cavalry's Here, Skraacha Sheriff, Coffin House +1
Amrei Veidt 6 1 Generalist S-K Prime Operative Actually a Spy, Deck Jockey, Delta Clinic Access, Former Shadowrunner, Information Broker, One Step Ahead, Prime Datahaven Membership, Saeder-Krupp Employee, Fresh off the Assembly Line Even


Organizations

Allies

+1 Skraacha

+1 Ancients

Enemies

In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result
1 An older runner who comes and goes from the shadows
3 'Zenith' was a kid in the Shadows about 15 years ago
6 He was a kid in the Barrens, started running when his family abandoned him

Shadow Community Table

Threshold Result
1 A solid gun arm, knows how to be professional
3 He's looking for someone, and god help them if he finds them
5 He's been hoarding cash like a dragon since he came back, must be saving for something big.


SINs

Cedric Quil (Rank 4) - Adept License, Concealed Carry, Firearms

Appearance

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Matrix Persona

The default persona that comes with whatever commlink he has.

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