Temple of Kraden News:
So the final category of Scion characters is here. *sounds fanfare* After this, I'm gonna put up the first chapter (once I've finished writing the first chapter). Also, I'm doing this as a Solo Test Run, so expect narrativized game mechanics. Fortunately, most of the mechanics I'm doing are battle, and that's surprisingly easy to narrativize (or not, if you're one of the Temple's D&Ders).
So without further ado, the last batch of characters: Your supporting cast!
Name: Becky Lawrence
Parents: Giovanni and Rosalyn Vischio
Appearance: An Italian-American woman of about fifty, Rebecca Lawrence has her mother’s hair — blond, beautiful, and probably to remain that way until she’s dead. Much to the consternation of those who are jealous of her, she doesn’t even dye it — she just puts conditioner in it every day. Her blue eyes shine from her face, and she looks almost like the goddess Aphrodite’s own daughter. She isn’t, of course; her true heritage is completely and utterly human, but she’s so attractive to gods that she’s gained something of a legendary reputation in the Overworld. She dresses in business casual, and she’s a media consultant.
Personality: Smart, cunning, and with a slap that can pierce even Baldur’s protection (her maiden name, Vischio, means “Mistletoe”), Rebecca Lawrence is her father’s daughter through and through, concerned with justice, what’s right, and keeping her heritage from becoming the butt of every joke from here to Sicily.
History: Being a Vischio meant something to her when she was growing up. It meant a lifetime in the national eye as her father, an Italian-American with strong ties to his heritage, became Governor of New York in the most contested election ever. It meant watching her parents grow concerned over the US branches of several mafia families. It meant moving to Wisconsin when all was done just so they would be able to escape her father’s enemies. And it meant meeting Mark Lawrence there, in college. Mark Lawrence, poor oblivious Mark Lawrence, who she is utterly in love with. Even though Mark’s father would say differently, according to Becky she’s had three children with Mark, and all three are perfectly wonderful.
Languages: English, Italian
Friends/Allies: Aaron Lawrence, Miles Lawrence
Main Rivals: N/A
Other Rivals/Enemies: Aphrodite, Isis, and any other envious beautiful goddess
Name: Chrissy Logan
Parents: Sunblossom Logan, Moonbeam Logan
Siblings: Sam Logan (Half-Sister, Scion of Baron Samedi)
Appearance: Chrissy tries her hardest to look like a woman. She stuffs her bra, she shaves with a religiosity that would make Jesus look heretical, and she even applies makeup as though she were an actual girl. She doesn’t prefer to wear dresses despite her assertions of femininity; instead she wears short pants and cute t-shirts. She takes great pains to wrap up masculine organs, and does not use public restrooms for that selfsame reason. Her hair is as red as her sister’s is black, and her eyes are a deep blue.
Personality: “Upbeat”, “optimistic,” and “downright perky” are the terms most used to describe Chrissy Logan. Chrissy refuses to let a bad day get her down. It’s almost as though she challenges the world to adversify her life. And yet, she remains a kind-hearted girl and a dedicated pacifist. Most people do not understand. Chrissy feels she can do the most good by being a pacifist. She also feels slightly worried, as many of the mental disorders in her father's line were some form of psychosis, and her pacifism also acts as a means of nipping those tendencies in the bud.
History: Christine Logan was born Christopher Logan, a name she felt didn’t fit her entirely. She disclosed her true feelings to her family and friends in fifth grade, and it took them a while to understand that she felt that, honestly, she was a girl. However, she is currently dating one of the friends she’s told who, in a coincidental twist (likely due to her sister’s nature weaving odd stories) is a man in the body of a woman.
Other Friends/Allies: Sam Logan
Main Rivals: N/A
Other Rivals/Enemies: N/A
Name: Damien Tanner
Parents: Marianne Tanner, Eddie Tanner
Siblings: Andrew Kyle Tanner (Half-Brother, Scion of Skaft)
Appearance: Black-haired and brown-eyed, Damien looks like the owner of an occult bookstore. From his horn-rimmed glasses to his penchant for sweaters to his strange necklace with alchemical symbols dangling from It displayed quite prominently, Damien saves the really ostentatious getups for when he’s leading his group of New Atlanteans — including his most ardent supporter, his wife Alicia.
Personality: Interested in the occult since early youth, Damien Tanner has become an enthusiastic man with a continued love for his job. He works with his wife to spread his brother’s following, although currently he only has a select few members, most of whom are enthusiasts in the Atlantis myth. Damien can get very defensive about his beliefs, but this stems from pride in his brother rather than any sense of ego. He fully supports his brother, but feels distrustful of the figure Mr. Nought who Damien believes is trying to tempt his brother into becoming an evil god.
History: Damien grew up fairly normal until a sick, wizened old man with not long to live came into his store one day and informed Damien that his younger brother was the son of a God, and would have to be carefully guided. Damien agreed immediately to guide his younger brother toward being faithful to the values that his ancestors had held dear… but he didn’t get the chance before Damien’s visitor, the god Skaft, had died. Damien instead became the leader of Andrew’s followers, although he still keeps in touch with his younger half-brother.
Languages: English, Latin, French, Atlantean, Greek, Japanese
Other Friends/Allies: The New Atlanteans, Nova Atlantis
Main Rivals: Mr. Nought
Other Rivals/Enemies: The Servants of the Six
Name: Melissa Arboria
Appearance: To mortal eyes, Melissa appears to have beauty unequaled by anyone they’ve ever seen, enough to make any woman at least slightly envious. Her eyes are bright green, her hair is a lovely auburn, and her skin is of an olive shade. The more ruthless sections of the female population might actually try to demean or embarrass her, but she can quite easily shut down even the meanest of mortals with a well-placed stare. She wears simple clothes that accentuate her good features and smooth over rough spots. To any observer who has the ability to perceive legendary beings, her skin looks like oak bark, and her hair is a mixture of oak and elm leaves.
Personality: Of the six dryads, Melissa was the one who they claimed was the weirdest. Her choice of the elm so mystified the other six that they began concocting theories amongst themselves about why such a tree would be chosen. Melissa, however, chose the tree for specifically that purpose; she enjoys causing confusion in immortal minds. She also plays the part of a naďve young maiden, and loves tricking young men. She finds tricksters to be kindred spirits, and enjoys their company (both social and physical).
History: One of six dryads to swear allegiance to Dionysus in exchange for the ability to bond to another kind of tree, Melissa Arboris chose the (in her mind) noble elm as her tree, in exchange for being called on one day to serve as a guide for one of the wine-god’s Scions. That Scion came in the form of the ever-curious trickster-god-in-the-making, Miles Lawrence. The tree-spirit has proceeded to gain a crush on the unsuspecting young Scion, who has fallen for the Scion of a Death God. Although she could likely teach him about several things, and could alert him to the fact that Mr. Nought is a Svartalf, he rarely asks her questions about things like that, preferring to focus on other important issues.
Languages: Greek, English
Fatebindings: Miles Lawrence — Mentor
Other Friends/Allies: Miles Lawrence
Main Rivals: N/A
Other Rivals/Enemies: N/A
Name: "Mr. Nought"
Appearance: A tall man in a fedora and a pinstriped suit, Mr. Nought looks like the slickest man in the world, with none of the trustworthiness. His thin nose is short and pointed over thin lips, and his entire face looks like it was squeezed thin in a vise before being ironed flat. His hair, white with what he claims “age”, is cut short, and his eyes glitter with an inhuman malice. He speaks with perfect enunciation, and sounds like his voice has been chilled.
Personality: Manipulative, slick, and boiling over with a cold rage at how humans have handled the world, Mr. Nought acts very much like a devil when he wishes to be, although most of the time he chooses to string people along into doing his bidding without backing them into legal loopholes. Or, as he puts it, “My tools are carrots and sticks. And a carrot can draw several horses on its own, while a stick is beating one horse at a time.”
History: The name “Nought” was chosen by the Svartalf, who has also called himself “Dr. Zero” on occasion. He has built up his legend as being the hardest man in the world to understand, and offically does not exist according to most countries — and in all others he moves as someone with the highest clearance. Nought’s devotion to the plans of Cathars is chilling to a mortal. Even Nought isn’t sure how old he is, but he figures it’s old enough that humanity wouldn’t believe it.
Languages: English, Old Norse
Other Friends/Allies: Akton
Main Rivals: Damien Tanner, Melissa Arboria
Other Rivals/Enemies: N/A
Comment by Gilgamesh, Mar 31 2010, 08:22 PM
You sure got a wide collection of colorful characters there, and that's always a plus. But, I'm confused about Chrissy Logan. Is she still male or did she actually get a sex change or something? Not sure based on how you worded it.
Mr. Nought is my favorite ouch of this bunch. Chessmasters like him are always interesting. Also his name is cool and he speaks Old Norse \o/
Comment by The Grim Lich, Mar 31 2010, 09:43 PM
She's still biologically male.
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