Maria De la VegaName (fake SIN1, r4):
Rachel O’Toole, UCAS citizenName (fake SIN2, r3):
Samantha Delavine, Horizon citizenAlias:
middle, 5500¥/month (due to roommate) (3 months bought, 1 month passed)
Location: Everett, Seattle
She rents a 120 square metre, 3-bedroom top floor apartment in an old building on 172nd street SW, not far from the junction with 36th avenue W in Everett. It was not in the best of neighbourhoods, but due to the proximity of the Alderwood mall (only 10 minutes on foot) there was some security, as KE patrolled the area around the mall to some extent. She has also spent a bit more on good locks and a decent firewall for the home node. Inside it was cozy with cheap but good furniture and some good AR paint. She had magic for things like hairdressing and general body care, so she didn’t need to pay for that, which helped a lot. Her brother has the second bedroom while she has put her magical lodge in the third bedroom.Karma received:
-national fame (10)Negative Qualities
dependent (medium) (-10)
SINner (Standard) (-5)
Reduced Hearing (-5)Active Skills
Knowledge Skills ( [Logic + Intuition] x 3 free points)
|etiquette (media +2) ||1 (3)|
|blades (swords +2) ||2 (4)|
|con (acting +2)||2 (4)|
|disguise (cosmetic +2)||1 (3)|
| Magic Trids ||2|
| Magic Theory ||2|
| Celebrity Gossip ||3|
| gambling card games ||2|
| Horizon media ||2|
|gambling card games||2|
| Seattle high society ||1|
| Stunbolt || (F/2)-1|
| fireball || (F/2)+5|
| Heal || DmgDV-2|
| Increase Reflexes || (F/2)+2|
| Improved Invisibility || (F/2)+1|
| Stealth || (F/2)+1|
| Trid Phantasm || (F/2)+3|
| Physical Mask || (F/2)+1|
| Makeover || (F/2)|
analyse 6 (ergonomic, optimization 2), browse 4, edit 4, encrypt 4, purge 4, scan 4 Options:
Optimization (exploit): +1 to actions using programcommlink2
analyse 4 (ergonomic, optimization 2), browse 2, edit 2, encrypt 2, purge 2, scan 2Gear (109290¥)
| armored vest (2x) || 1200¥|
| Form-fitting half-body suit (nonconductivity 3, fire resistant 3)|| 1800¥|
| Zoé executive suit ensemble (long jacket)|| 1950¥|
| Zoé moonsilver evening gown + scarf + handbag|| 8500¥|
| docwagon basic|| 5000¥|
| survival knife|| 50¥|
| defiance EX shocker|| 150¥|
| Ares predator IV (personalised grip, gecko grip)|| 550¥|
| Katana (personalised grip, gecko grip)|| 1200¥|
| pistol ammo (90 rounds regular, 30 rounds stick-n-shock)|| 420¥|
| taser darts (20 rounds regular)|| 100¥|
| spare clips (5 pistol)|| 25¥|
| commlink accessories: AR gloves, nanopaste trodes (3), satlink, subvocal microphone, sim module|| 1200¥|
| Earbuds r3 (audio enhancement 2, select sound filter 1) || 430¥|
| Goggles r5 (image link, flare compensation, smartlink, vision magnification, vision enhancement 2)|| 1125¥|
| tool kit (disguise)|| 500¥|
| white noise generator r4|| 200¥|
| fake SIN rating 4 + 3x fake licence rating 4|| 5200¥|
| fake SIN rating 3 + 3x fake licence rating 3|| 3900¥|
| magical lodge materials r6|| 3000¥|
| respirator rating 6|| 600¥|
| survival kit|| 100¥|
| medkit rating 6 + supplies (2)|| 700¥|
| flashlight|| 25¥|
| sustaining foci (illusion r3, health r2)|| 50000¥|
| asthma medication (2 months)|| 600¥|
| suit (security)|| 50¥|
| fake SIN rating 4 + 3x fake licence rating 4|| 5200¥|
| fake SIN rating 5 + 3x fake licence rating 5|| 6500¥|
| James Dermott (Talistmonger)||4/3|
|Melissa Firebird (trid mage)||3/4|
|Jenny Starflinger (ex-agent)||5/3|
|Jesus (elven rigger)||3/3|
|Liam (media junkie)||1/2|
|Matthew (Ork mechanic)||1/3|
James Dermott: A 45-year old talismonger living near Lake Serene in Everett, he is a friend of Sammy’s old teacher back in LA. He has a small shop and while he makes some things himself, he buys quite a lot from corporations. He knows a lot about magic in all of its forms and he also knows quite a lot of people in the magical scene of Everett and beyond (like in some corporations and academia) and occasionally he gets mages in contact with fixers.
Melissa Firebird: A 21 year old human female, she’s currently at UCLA (currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Magic), while working as a mage off screen in the week-ends and holidays. Her father is VP in a movie studio (a subsidiary of Horizon). She and Sammy were good friends during high school in LA and they still keep regular contact. She knows a lot about the trid and glitterati scene and has contact with trid crews and some of the stars (and of course daddy the VP).
Jenny Starflinger: 45 year old human female, she was Sammy’s agent back in LA. She is well known in LA and works with quite a number of trid stars. She knows just about anybody who is someone in the trid bizz in LA and beyond, as well as a number of senior executives from Horizon. Has good Pito rating. She still tries to get her to come back to the trid from time to time.
Jesus: elven rigger who brought the group back to Seattle with his modified UH-1 ghost. Tricked Sammy into going to dinner with him at the needle.
Liam: leader of a local theater group, he hid the group while they were getting back to Seattle. He was a big fan of Sammy who introduced him to Jenny, her ex-agent.
Matthew: Ork mechanic who helped the group get into contact with people who got them back to Seattle. He came with them and is currently looking for work in the big city.Physical Description:
A good looking woman, she normally has long hair done up in current fashions. On runs normally in a simple pony tail. On runs, she often wears loose fitting clothes, a hat, goggles and a respirator to hide herself (together with a spell and some mundane disguise equipment).
Hair colour: brown
Eye colour: brown
Weight: 80 kg
Maria was born in East Los Angeles, as daughter of two poor factory workers. While it wasn’t El Fierno and they managed to get by, live in East LA was far removed from the glamour and glitter of Hollywood. Live started to get interesting when she was 13. She was on the bus when she witnessed a stabbing incident. As there were PCC cops close by, the attacker ran away quickly, but not after stabbing his victim in the chest. She had just had some CPR classes at school, she went over the see if she could help. As she tried to stop the blood coming out of the man’s chest, suddenly the wound closed.
It didn’t take long for the arriving medics to figure out what had happened and when they had calmed the young girl down, the police brought her home. Her parents were worried at first when they saw her arriving with the police, but they were quickly reassured. As mages were something every company needed, they quickly saw that this would be the way for their daughter out of the slums. As it was determined after testing that she followed a hermetic tradition, so she was put in a special program at school.
She didn’t find a corporate job, but she did find something else, and that was the trid industry. When she was 15, Melissa Firebird, a mage friend of hers from school brought her in contact with her father who worked for a subsidiary of horizon. At first she only worked there during breaks and week-ends and off-screen, mostly turning people invisible and also healing stunt people when something went wrong. It was a life she really liked and when she was 16, she got her first chance. A mage had fallen ill and they quickly needed a double. As she had about the same physical built, she was asked to stand in. She did so, although under a fake name and this was the start of a career that would last for 5 years. She liked acting and at the end of the year she even got a small role in one of the episodes of Neill the Orc Barbarian.
When in 2069 the earthquakes shook LA, she was out of town to film on location in the PCC. It was a trying time as they couldn’t go back and they didn’t know anything about family left in LA. When they finally were allowed to go back, it took Maria quite some time to find out what had become of her family. Of the seven people (herself included) only two others survived, one brother and one sister. She took them with her and tried to get more acting jobs to make ends meet.
In 2070 she got pneumonia from shooting the movie Crash 2.0, ACHE (luckily for her shooting had just finished). While she recovered, her bronchia have gotten some damage, resulting in periodic asthma attacks. She keeps it under control with medication and with wearing a respirator, but it still made it difficult at times, especially when filming in desert regions or places with high pollution.
She became known for researching quite a lot for the movies she acted in, even going so far as to learn to fight with a sword and things like that. While she still liked to do some work off-screen, she got her chance in a big production when she was 19. It was a classic fantasy movie with magic and swordfights and even a dragon, and she managed to do very well. She was even nominated for an Oscar for best actress and even though she didn’t win, it was an amazing time for her as Horizon CEO Gary Cline made an appearance at the ceremony.
The next movie she was going to star in was set in Alaska. While they didn’t go there, they did go to the Saskatoon in the Algonkian-Manitou council. While filming she stood too close to an explosion and she had to go to hospital as she couldn’t hear anything and she had vertigo. There they did tests and found she had a punctured eardrum and some inner ear damage as well. The eardrum closed up, but she had a permanent reduction of her hearing. While she could get cyber ears to solve the issue, she decided not to as it would interfere with her magic.
A second blow came a couple of weeks later when she got the news that her sister had gone missing. She went back to LA to search but she couldn’t find her. She was about to give up when she heard from James Dermott, a Seattleite talismonger and friend of her old magic teacher, that her sister had been spotted in Seattle. Immediately she moved there, but by the time she arrived she had been found dead. She decided not to go back to LA and stay in Seattle to think things over, having her brother come over as well and subscribing him in a local school. She lived on the money she had for now, but after a while she had to search for work again. James brought her in contact with a Fixer, told her couple of things she would need and so started her career in the shadows.Filmography
2068 Zombies of the deep - Nathalia (action/horror)
2068 Neil the Orc barbarian - Viera Santos (action, episode 10, season 17)
2069 Up the well - Sandra Turner (action/SF)
2069 Awaking - Laura Jasqui (action/comedy)
2069 Kung fu mage - Lisa Galletly (action)
2070 Crash 2.0, ACHE - captain Sylvia D'Angelo (action/reality)
2070 Crash 2.0, ACHE - captain Sylvia D'Angelo (trid game, voice)
2070 Karl combatmage - Sue White (episode 6+7, season 14) (action)
2071 Sadness, cubed - Laila (episode 2+3, season 3) (Dark comedy) (attitute p65)
2071 Dragons in the mist, Sevelda (action/fantasy) (Oscar nomination best actress)
2071 Dragons in the mist, Sevelda (trid game, voice)
plus some Horizon (and Horizon subsidiary) commercialsfamily:
Marcus De la Vega: 14 year old Ork male. He was at school when the earthquakes of 2069 hit LA and managed to get onto the roof of the school together with 20 others. They were rescued after two days by PCC helicopters, but in that time only half of them were still alive. Although he thought himself hard (and he was to survive in the neighbourhood they grew up in), he was still traumatised by these events. When three weeks later he was finally re-united with his sisters Maria and Debby, he was tired from lack of sleep due to nightmares. Maria managed to get him some counselling that did help him of most of his fears.
In 2071 his sister Debby went missing when he was back at school (and a better school than before, thanks to Maria’s sponsoring). Maria was up North, but as soon as she heard, she came back to start a search. When Maria relocated to Seattle, Marcus had to go with her (she was his guardian as she was the only family he had left). He didn’t really like it, as he was used to sunny LA and Seattle was cold and rainy. Also his new school, which Maria insisted he went to (she had managed to get a partial scholarship). He didn’t understand why they couldn’t stay in LA, but his sister didn’t want any of it. He did make a couple of new friends. So while he wants to go back to LA, he still feels gratitude towards his big sister, who has taken him in and provided for him. She’s also the only family he still has left and family counts for a lot.
He tries his best at school, although he does struggle with some courses due to missed time during the earthquakes. For the rest he is just as rebellious as any teenager.