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“In the society of would-be-gods, a humble man is always polite.”
Player [1]
Metatype Human
Street Cred 0
Notoriety 0
Public Awareness 0
Titles and Awards 0
D.O.B. December 21st 2038
Folder [2]
Metatype - E
Attributes - A
Magic/Resonance - E
Skills - B
Resources - B

Character Information


Mantis is 182 cm (6 ft 1 in) tall, weighs 65 kg (145 pounds), has graying, brown-black hair and green eyes. He still has an athletic physique for a man in his late 40s.  He wears black clothing, from business suits to embroidered dress shirts. SURGE has deformed his face with insectoid-like features, but he still retains his quick mind and steady hand.  


 Visit outer-space again. 
 Own his own planet. 
 Save people from corporate slavery. 


Mantis was born in 2038 in the affluent Baltimore suburbs of Towson, Maryland. While not much is known of his childhood, it is known that he attended a military boarding school after the death of his parents when he was a child until being accepted into the UCAS Marine Corps, where he graduated from in 2054 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and commissioned as an ensign in the UCAS Navy. Soon after, his personnel file was flagged for recruitment by the Ares Firewatch, which he joined after passing their grueling selection process and training program. 
M is a nerd with aptitude for rigging. As a covert operative whose existence was to be completely deniable by the UCAS government, M approaches his target objectives in a gruff, no-nonsense manner, but maintains a light-hearted relationship with his colleagues. He was recruited by Arthur Vogel into Ares Firewatch in 2055. M was to lead a team of special forces dedicated to destroy bug spirits and help prevent Universal Brotherhoods uprising. Though initially he joined to exploit the potential financial dividends, M came to be genuine about the cause, and befriended many Firewatch. 
M was -retired- from Firewatch after the catastrophic events in Chicago, 2058. He moved to Seattle a short time after. While in Seattle another Firewatch member contacted him and recruited him into Black Lodge. A secret conspiratorial initiatory group bent on world domination, very little information is known publicly concerning Mantis and his ties with Black Lodge. While he is mundane, a high-ranking Black Lodge mage bestowed on him the gift of the Raven.
In 2061, corporations around the world were vying at the shot to land a probe on Halley's Comet, and M was a promising rigger and candidate. M was assigned to Ares Space-force. He trained diligently for over half a year and was approved for space-travel. After being selected, he travelled by shuttle to an Ares spacestation for adventure and glory. 
Disaster struck while orbiting the station, Halley's Comet burst forth chaotic magical energy. M was on the viewing deck, only protected by three feet of opaque-viewing glass when he was knocked unconscious by a wave of dark-matter. His skin is jagged, sharp as glass. His insect eyes reflect a thousand small worlds. His head transformed, sharp like a predatory insect. Doctors told him he had been affected by Sudden Unexplained Recessive Genetic Expression, or SURGE. Others were like him infected, mutated, but none he knew that took on insect-like appearances. 
Mantis is retired living in Seattle, accepting the occasional shadowrun to keep his finances afloat. He's a realist who is well aware of the overarching political ramifications behind his assignments and the specific manner authorized for their completion, Mantis maintains a cynical, jaded and sarcastic sense of humor about the covert, illegal, and often morally ambiguous nature of his work. Though he is quickly angered by the casual and/or intentional slaughter of innocent civilians or unarmed military personnel by his enemies after the events in Chicago.

Narrative Significant Qualities

Spacer: Halley's Comet Expedition - 6-month, combat and support space-training. 
Astral Hazing: M's astral aura was burned by Halley's Comet. His emotions create unstable pockets of tainted background.
Magic Resistance, Glamour, Mood Hair: M's aura was burned by Halley's Comet. It disrupts magical flows around him, but has the opposite effect on anything mundane, atoms are aligned, temperatures balanced, and people generally feel at ease around him despite his appearance. 
Deformity Picasso, Insectoid Features, Stubby Arms, Dermal Alteration: Preymantis-like headshape, Compound-insect eyes, arms covered in insect-like discoidal spines. 
Low Lifestyle: The Crypt serves as sanctuary to shadowrunners who need a place to lie low. 
 Puyallup - Hells Kitchen - The Crypt - Class E Area.

Run History



Ares Macrotechnology


  • Hakjak - Connection 4, Loyalty 3 - Fixer (Shadow Services)
  • Summersong - Connection 4, Loyalty 3 - Infobroker (Support)
  • I'll fix this soon - Template:Contact - Connection 0, Loyalty 0 - Street Doc




In Character Information

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Fake SIN (R4) - Travis Cornell (SOS - Support Operations Specialist)
- Fake License (R4) - Restricted-ware, Restricted-firearms, Restricted-drones, Restricted Drivers, Support Operations Specialist. 


Sex: Male
Age: 42
Eyes: Green
Hair: Greying, brown-black
Height: 6'1" / 182 cm
Weight: 145 lbs / 65 kg 
Skin: White


Business suits or embroidered dress-shirts and pants. Black-trenchcoat and umbrella for the rain. 

Matrix Persona

Dwarf-sized neon-blue ghost, 1980's pac-man ghost. 

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