[Chateau] Di

edited November 2010 in Out-Of-Game
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Di
Cool +1*, Hard =0, Hot +1*, Sharp +3, Weird -1

With a compact figure concealed in layers of clothing, it's not immediately obvious whether she's a girl or not. Her hair is cut short, either allowed to form short curls or shaved down to the scalp against parasite infection, and that only furthers the initial confusion. But her face is always lively, with bright eyes and a free smile.

She wears layers of loose, casual clothes, tending toward cargo pants with bulging pockets and heavy sweaters to ward off the chill fog. A sizable utility knife (2-harm hand) is usually strapped to her leg, and the equipment of her profession is variously belted on, sorted into pockets, and pinned into the lining of her coat - one of a rotating cast of fireman's coats, parkas, and oversized leather jackets (1-armor).

If she loses a few layers, she's revealed as a pretty young woman, slim and with some grace, and the t-shirts and tank tops that make up her bottom layers reveal the spiraling black tattoos running up her arms from wrist to bicep, signifying nominal membership in certain of the raft gangs that work the river. [1-barter, 2-stock]

- History -
Gritch =0, June+1, Marlene =0, Navarre -2, Sketch -2, Spector +1
Angel special: If you and another character have sex, your Hx with them on your sheet goes immediately to +3, and they immediately get +1 to their Hx with you on their sheet. If that brings their Hx with you to +4, they reset it to +1 instead, as usual, and so mark experience.
Angel kit: To use it to stabilize and heal someone at 9:00 or past: roll+stock spent. On a hit, they will stabilize and heal to 6:00, but the MC will choose 1 (on a 10+) or 2 (on a 7–9):

• they need to be physically stabilized before you can move them.
• even narcostabbed, they fight you; you’re acting under fire.
• they’ll be in and out of consciousness for 24 hours.
• stabilizing them eats up your stock; spend 1-stock more.
• they’ll be bedridden, out of action, for at least a week.
• they’ll need constant monitoring and care for 36 hours.

On a miss, they take 1-harm instead.

To use it to speed the recovery of someone at 3:00 or 6:00: don’t roll. They choose: spend 4 days (3:00) or 1 week (6:00) blissed out on chillstabs, immobile but happy, or do their time like everyone else.

To use it to revive someone who’s died (at 12:00, not beyond): roll+stock spent. On a 10+, they recover to 10:00. On a 7–9, they recover to 11:00. On a miss, you’ve done everything you can for them, and they’re still dead.
Battlefield grace: while you are caring for people, not fighting, you get +1armor.
Infirmary: you get an infirmary, a workspace with life support, a drug lab and a crew of 2 (Jackson & Mox). Get patients into it and you can work on them like a savvyhead on tech.
Professional compassion: when you help someone who’s rolling, you can choose to roll+sharp instead of roll+Hx.
Touched by death: whenever someone in your care dies, you get +1weird (max +3).
Some Fool Done Gone and Fucked Up
A ReliC Out of Time
The Facility, June and Di

[-] get +1sharp (max sharp+3)
[ ] get +1cool (max cool+2)
[ ] get +1hard (max hard+2)
[ ] get +1hard (max hard+2)
[ ] get +1weird (max weird+2)
[-] get a new angel move (battlefield grace)
[-] get a new angel move (professional compassion)
[ ] get 2 gigs (detail) and moonlighting
[ ] get a move from another playbook (*)
[ ] get a move from another playbook (*)

[ ] get +1 to any stat (max stat+3)
[ ] retire your character (to safety)
[ ] create a second character to play
[ ] change your character to a new type
[ ] choose 3 basic moves and advance them
[ ] advance the other 4 basic moves

* bonefeel, deep brain scan, fingers in every pie, frenzy, reality's fraying edge, pit bull, visions of death
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  • Infirmary Crew
    Mox and Specialist Jackson, Tammy M.
  • Gigs
    saving this post for if I get gigs
  • edited November 2010
    For Hx:

    Gritch, to repeat for posterity: Sorry dude, but from whatever contact you've had with her, Di thinks you're doomed to self-destruction. Even if you saved her from the ghosts. That means you have Hx-1 with her, which you'd modify to Hx=0.

    I also have "One of them put a hand in when it mattered, and helped you save a life."

    Spector, want to take that? It would improve your Hx with me, which generally makes sense (living together for three or four years, and all), and I could generally see it happening. It would be Hx+2 for you, though modified down to Hx+1 by the savvyhead's distraction.

    Maybe from before I'd really had any training, and I was still living on the mountain? Someone came up sick or injured or possessed, you were away, and I and the other kids weren't able to handle it. But then you returned! And knew what to do! I dunno - we could probably come up with something more dramatic (one of the other kids got injured?), but that's a serviceable little story.

    Assuming that, I tell Marlene and Navarre to take Hx+1 with me, since I'm an open book. Marlene's would end up being modified down to Hx=0, since she's a driver, while Navarre would just sit there at Hx+1. Tying with Spector for first place, oddly enough.

    And then everyone tells me either Hx+1 if we're acquainted, and Hx-1 if we're not. I'm clearly acquainted with Spector. I seem to be acquainted with Marlene. What about Gritch? We've met, definitely, but would you says we're 'acquainted', Gritch? And I guess I'm not really acquainted with Navarre, right?
  • Word. +0 with Di for me.

    As for acquainted. Um. I have no idea how well you have to know someone to be considered "acquainted". Obviously, we certainly know each other's names. We know that the other exists. Also, this is your rating to represent how well Di knows Gritch, right? The +0 from above is how well Gritch knows Di. In which case, I could totally see Di being "acquainted" with Gritch, if only because that short time between saving her and delivering her to Spector was enough for Di to get a read on Gritch and determine that he was doomed to self-destruction.

    So, I dunno. Yes? I guess? Does this make sense? Would you prefer not?
  • How long till Di comes in? I need either Di or Brendan's new character to save Spector!
  • edited November 2010
    Ouch! :)

    Also, I'll take whatever Hx-category you assign with Di. What you wrote is fine.
  • edited November 2010
    Brendan: It's vague about what 'acquainted' means, and I believe intentional, so that you can kind of say whether I've had a chance to figure you out or not. If we're acquainted, sure! That's fine.

    3 more xp is all I need officially. If you really want, I could go in debt for an advance and you could introduce me whenever. But Spector's not doing that badly! ... Well, ok, no he really is. Are you at 11:00 now, Spector? Jesus. What is it with you people and not wearing armor?
  • Yes. He's at 11. And, there's still remnants of the gang of crazies. However, he's frightened them somewhat. For now!
  • edited November 2010
    Mox is a young guy, about the same age as Di. One of Spector's other kids. He's with Di mainly because he thinks he's in love - she's the smartest, most beautiful person in the world, to him. It's not obsessive or anything, and it's entirely possible that some other girl or guy could seduce him away from her.

    That might be for the best, really, since Di has a thing, where she doesn't like close relationships. (He keeps pressuring her for commitment!) She doesn't exactly encourage him, but they do fuck sometimes, so you can't blame him.

    Mox is characterized by a kind of general, unfocused competence. He's not really good at anything, but he picks up this and that pretty quickly. He has basic first aid, he can conduct simple repairs, he's not entirely useless in a fight, he has a little higher knowledge from his time on the mountain with Spector ... that kind of thing.
  • I think maybe Di has a tendency to forget how useful he actually is, with the result that he semi-regularly surprises her with some random useful talent she had no idea he had.
  • edited November 2010
    Alright. Time for Di to make her appearance. You are in XP debt.

    Is Mox and Jackson with you when you come across Spector?
  • Yeah, they should be.
  • Acquainted sounds fine.
  • Oh! Spector. Highlight one of my stats. GM too.
  • Highlight Sharp.
  • edited November 2010
    Uh, I mean, Cool.
  • I'm taking +1cool with my advance.
  • No wait. My Hx with Spector started at =0, not as a positive number. That means I'm at Hx+3 with him, and I didn't mark xp. Adjusting.
  • You got three for healing me and one for being injured by me. That takes you to +4. Right?
  • Oh, yeah, you whacked me one. Clearly, I am swift to forgive.
  • It hurt too. You're gonna have a welt on your head.
  • I'm re-evaluating my priorities. Would you mind if I erased that +1cool advance and took professional compassion instead? I don't think I've actually used Cool since I advanced.
  • edited December 2010
    Off-the-cuff note, something that occurred to me ... Di probably knows Jean, since she lived with Spector in the years that Jean would've been getting regular tutelage, and Di and Jean are roughly the same age. So how well do they know each other? Did they like each other?

    I'm not going anywhere in particular with those questions at the moment, but they could end up being something interesting to look at later. It's probably going to be at least a session or two before Di gets anywhere near Jean, so here they aren't too relevant.
  • Di definitely knows Jean. What do you think their relationship was like? How did Di feel knowing that Spector had a special relationship with her? Rumors are, Spector was teaching her things, things about the maelstrom and beyond that other pupils didn't really explore with Spector. How did you feel about that?
  • About that last, I doubt it was a point of tension. I'd just recently had my family massacred by things from the maelstrom ... I had no overt interest in exploring its secrets. Mind, I may have paid more attention than I let on when Spector was doing his Weird stuff, but that's about as far as it would have gone. At that time, I was an intellectual gadfly, trying to distract myself from my past.

    The more general question of how I reacted to Jean+Spector is really a question about my relationship with Spector, more than it is about my relationship with Jean.

    Christopher, want to chime in on that? Pamming's something of a special case, right? What's your relationship more usually like with your adopted kids? Are you a dad? A schoolmaster? A friend? A (much) older brother? Does sex often enter the picture, or is that pretty much just Pamming, or somewhere in between?

    Any thoughts on how you might've reacted to young Di, specifically? I think you would have dictated the terms of our relationship, at least to start with. I was pretty messed up and impressionable at that point, so it might've been a year or more before I started testing the limits of whatever box you'd initially put me in.

    Jean and Di didn't have a boring relationship, at least. I could go for either a close friendship or a hate-at-first-sight sort of thing. Does anyone want to say anything about Jean's personality (back then, or just in general)? I've pretty deliberately avoided talking about Uncle's kids, and I'll continue to do so ... Uncle doesn't really know them that well, so I prefer to put them in the hands of others.
  • Posted By: Michael LoyChristopher, want to chime in on that? Pamming's something of a special case, right? What's your relationship more usually like with your adopted kids? Are you a dad? A schoolmaster? A friend? A (much) older brother? Does sex often enter the picture, or is that pretty much just Pamming, or somewhere in between?
    Pamming is totally a special case. She and Spector are a couple. I think of the role Spector plays with the kids as a sort of schoolmaster/uncle kind of person. Sex is tricky. I've been rolling this idea around in my head that juxtaposes creepy with compassionate and "good." The Savvyhead's sex/special move is pretty flexible and I have this idea that Spector uses it to help people. So, I think Spector is like an early psychiatrist who doesn't attach any moral value to this action other than how it can help him and his charges clinically. While sex with Pamming is a whole other (more normal) thing.
    Any thoughts on how you might've reacted to young Di, specifically? I think you would have dictated the terms of our relationship, at least to start with. I was pretty messed up and impressionable at that point, so it might've been a year or more before I started testing the limits of whatever box you'd initially put me in.
    Dunno, really. Depends on your needs and state. I'd be friendly and supportive -- that's the MO. Even still, sometimes it doesn't work out.
    Jean and Di didn't have a boring relationship, at least. I could go for either a close friendship or a hate-at-first-sight sort of thing. Does anyone want to say anything about Jean's personality (back then, or just in general)? I've pretty deliberately avoided talking about Uncle's kids, and I'll continue to do so ... Uncle doesn't really know them that well, so I prefer to put them in the hands of others.
    I think that Jean's been a rebel forever and feels pressure to excel beyond her brothers. She's also smart as a whip, I think.
  • Sex is tricky. I've been rolling this idea around in my head that juxtaposes creepy with compassionate and "good." The Savvyhead's sex/special move is pretty flexible and I have this idea that Spector uses it to help people. So, I think Spector is like an early psychiatrist who doesn't attach any moral value to this action other than how it can help him and his charges clinically.
    Huh. That's a little weird, since that's very nearly the direction I was thinking about going with Di. She's maybe a little cruder in application ... Di avoids intimacy, so she trivializes sex, and that makes it easy for her to approach it as a clinical tool. Still, I'm going to chalk up that approach to sexuality as being due to Spector's probably unintended influence.

    So Spector's kind of a creepy uncle, though most of his kids probably don't register the 'creepy' part. We might dig into that later, but at the moment I figure he probably wasn't exclusionary, so his time with Jean wouldn't have really been a problem, except possibly if Jean was deliberately needy or overly-demanding of his time.

    Say that Di was pretty manipulable at the time, and she needed a friend, so she ended up falling in with Jean like that. For the first so many months, Di was kind of the sidekick in the relationship, but in the course of her first year she started coming back together and testing limits. That ultimately forced the Jean+Di relationship into an equal but decidedly rocky relationship, constantly varying back and forth between close bosom friendship and violent personality clashes.
  • Hey, Mox is supposed to be another one of Spector's kids. Are we on the same page with that?
  • This is not the first time I've 'cheated' on Mox. Not saying he likes it, but I don't consider myself bound down to him, and he damn well better know it.
    Pretend there was no profanity in that sentence. I can't edit, since I used the diceroller.
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