Maimuphobic Gamer determined to enact Global Monkicide
|NAME: Isaac Gordon||CONCEPT: Maimouphobic Gamer|
|PATH: Obrimos||ORDER: Guardians of the Veil|
|VIRTUE: Justice||VICE: Wrath|
Skills — R – Rote Specialties as defined by chosen Order (see MtA pg65)
|1||Academics||1||Athletics||3||Animal Ken (Monkey)|
Fast Reflexes 2/2 – +1 Initiative per Dot (WoD pg 110)
Iron Stomach – +2 Dice to appropriate Survival rolls; +3 Stamina to resist deprivation (WoD pg 113)
Quick Draw – Can draw and use pistols or melee weapons as 1 action (WoD pg 113)
Fleet of Foot 3/3 – +1 Speed per Dot (WoD pg 112)
Natural Immunity – +2 Stamina to resist infection, disease, sickness (WoD pg 113)
High Speech – Given by joining an Order
|HEALTH: 8||WILLPOWER: 4||GNOSIS: 1||MANA: 7||WISDOM: 7|
|Size: 5||Speed: 15 (60*)||Defense: 3 (6*)||Armor: 0 (3*)||Initiative Mod: 7 (10*)|
Arcane Experience: 4
Mohammed’s Radio (Forces 1)
Dice Pool: 7 (Intelligence + Science + Forces)
Duration: Prolonged (one scene)
[MtA pg 164]
Good for more than just free satellite radio, this rote allows a Free Council willworker to listen in on police-band radios, walkie-talkies and cellular phone transmissions. Guardians of the Veil also make regular use of this magic in the course of their work defending the Mysteries.
This spell enables a mage to listen in on a free-floating data transmission (like that of a cellular modem) and translate the electromagnetic “noise” into intelligible information. The willworker cannot, however, under- stand information that was originally transmitted in another language.
With this sense, a mage could listen in on a radio broadcast without the need for any kind of receiver. Likewise, she could watch any television signal not transmitted directly through cables. This would enable the mage to spy on closed walkie-talkie channels, get free satellite pay-per-views, or even “listen in” on the datastream transmitted and received by a cellular modem if she really felt like it (not that she’d be able to make much sense of it without the use of Mind magic to interpret the noise). She could even access wireless communications (such as MP3s, Internet long-distance phones, or video conferencing) at a wi-fi “hot spot,” although she can only listen to, not read, such transmissions. At this point, the mage is incapable of actually sending any information along these channels and is restricted to eavesdropping on extant signals.
Glimpsing the Future (Time 2)
Dice Pool: 7 (Wits + Investigation + Time)
Duration: Transitory (one turn)
Cost: 1 Mana
[MtA pg 259]
With Time 3, this spell can be cast reflexively, applying to an instant action taken in the same turn in which the magic is cast.
The mage can study the outcome of a current personal action. The willworker can quickly scan the immediate future and determine whether her next action will go well or not, and adjust to improve her chances of success. Effectively, the mage watches herself perform an action in the immediate future in an instant and then decides how it could be done better.
Success allows the player to roll twice for a single instant action his character performs in the following turn, taking the better of the two results.
Acceleration (Time 3)
Dice Pool: 7 (Stamina + Athletics + Time)
Duration: Prolonged (one scene)
Cost: None during casting, 1 Mana per turn after casting
[MtA pg 262]
With Time 4, the mage can cast this spell on others.
The mage accelerates his personal temporal motion, enabling her to move and act quicker than is normally possible. This spell boosts the mage’s ability to avoid attacks, her Initiative and Speed. Although the spell’s Duration lasts for one hour, the mage gains its benefits only in those turns in which she spends one Mana reflexively, and the benefits last for that turn. (Once the Duration has expired, Mana can no longer be spent to gain the benefits.)
The benefits are as follows:
- For each Time dot the mage possesses, one die is subtracted from any and all attackers’ dice pools (including ranged attacks), as the mage moves much more quickly than normal and is harder to hit. This penalty to attackers’ pools applies in addition to any armor the mage may have, as well as to Defense (though note, like armor, Acceleration’s benefits do not diminish based on how many attacks the character faces). For example, if the mage has Time 4, four dice are subtracted from any assailants’ dice pools.
- Adds one to the mage’s Initiative per dot of Time. This allows her to move up the initiative roster for that turn by one point for each bonus. In the following turn, she drops back down to her original position in the roster.
- Finally, each dot of Time allows the caster’s Speed to be added again to his total Speed rating. Thus, Time 3 enables a mage with Speed 9 to move at Speed 36 (9 + 9 + 9 = 27 + base Speed of 9 = 36).
Isaac is just a normal guy… sort of. Ok, not all too normal. That, and don’t ever talk about monkeys, chimps, apes, orangutans, gorillas, or any other subset of monkey – except when speaking of their global destruction…
So, between his Physics lecture and Lab, Isaac sat under a tree for a nap since (like with most Physics professors) it was all he could do to not snore during class. While dozing off under this tree, an apple fell down and hit him square on the top of his skull. Bright awake and alert, Isaac looked up and staring back at him was a monkey. Annoyed, Isaac threw the apple back at the monkey with great force and in only a small time felt it fall back upon his head.
Now, Isaac is furious by being bested by some small-time chump chimp. Not that he saw the monkey throw the apple at him either time, or actually thought the monkey was intending any harm in the first place. But still, all he saw was red – he wanted the monkey dead. And, being the geek he was, calculated just how much force was required within the instant applied to create enough energy to shake the tree a few inches – just to scare the monkey. And then felt like putting a lot more force into the slam. Instead of shaking, the tree shattered into a cloud of splinters and dust, with the top half falling to the ground – and the monkey with it.
Still enraged, Isaac grabbed the monkey by its tail and brought it down onto the splintered trunk, a sicking splatter as blood spewed from the sudden spiking of the silly simian. And after all was done, Isaac felt… happy. Very happy, in fact, and took note of exactly where on the trunk he struck (although his hands show absolutely no sign of damage or even touching the tree)and brought it and the Monkey’s Paw to his professor, claiming he f0und t3h m34n1ng 0f 1if3 4evr cuz Isaac h4z 1337 w4llh4x * FZZTBZT *
2010 Tuesday, March 15
Ok, someone hacked my Student Log – I’ll be changing my passwords later today, and ask the counselor to see if Mr. Gordon knows anything about it.
Seattle Police still are dumbfounded how a tree can simply shatter, and why the mutilated corpse of a chimpanzee exists near it. Isaac’s counselors still have nothing aside from some sort of adverse hatred to monkeys of all kinds – when shown a picture he does everything in his power to tear it apart. Furthermore, his other unhealthy obsession with apples is somewhat disturbing – he is quite literally never seen without on in hand or on his person. Something happened to Isaac earlier today, but all others have said was they “saw Isaac ‘punch’ the tree in half”
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2010 Friday, March 18
Today’s examination was the 3rd this week, and he is still in perfect physical health for a college student. He has no bruises, scaring, lacerations – nothing. Yet, students swear he “punched” the tree. I just don’t understand it, it’s not physically possible for a human of his size and build to do something like that. In fact, it’s very unlikely any human could accomplish such a feat. I’ll probably be asked to give yet another exam, but I’ll see if I can avoid it – if three exams pick up nothing, chances are a fourth won’t be any different.
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There was a zoo and some apples and this chump chimp took my apple and ran so I chased it and chased it and chased it to Isengard and there was all this thunder and lightning and shit and then it was wiping shit on the tower and then climbed it like fucking Donkey Kong so I ran up the tower and ran and ran and ran until I got to the top and then it was all fucking amazing badass battle between me and the monkey and so I shoved his face into his shit (made him eat it! Fuck yeah!) and then he got up but I was so pro when he tried to jump at me I just stepped aside so he jumped his chimp ass into the fire and got burned and the shit on its face all caught fire too and so he jumped off the edge of the tower and it was AWESOME!!! Then there was this table and this perfect amazing apple so I prayed to some some hot chick with a bow and ate it and wrote my name in apple juice on the wall and then woke up.
2011 Sunday, March 13 VIEWING FORMAT CHANGES
I don’t normally use medical logs for those that aren’t my patient, but considering the
scary horrific news considering what was found at the Space Needle, I’ll make an exception. The news said the man was ripped asund dismembered, but the police report never mentioned it. Probably since it’s a bit more graphic than what needs to be said, but still – a human being! sShredded to pieces!! This isn’t some kind of depression-caused suicide and obviously not some physical diseas ailment, this is murder! How could something like this happen to some random passerby?? I can’t believe I’m typing this, but I’m actually afraid to go out at night. If something like that can happen at the Needle, what’s to stop something on a bus? Or just walking home from the stop Perhaps I should invest into my own vehicle or a weap or something to help defend myself with. This is unreal. The last time I was this afraid was with the entire campus around this time last year – the student that’s said to have “punched” a tree to splinters in a rage.
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