Thursday, October 18, 2012

Faces of the Lost - Sir Ryan Avery

I'm getting ready to start a Changeling: The Lost game for my best friend. I'm a fan of the original Changeling, but she likes the newer version so that's what we're going with (plus the rules are much simpler). I'll post npcs and things from the game on here. The first character is an update of a Dreaming character that I always wanted to play. It's pretty apparent that when I came up with a darker Lost version of him I was influence by the movie Drive.

“Sir” Ryan Avery

Virtue: Fortitude
Vice: Lust
Concept: Modern Questing Knight
Seeming: Fairest
Kith: Romancer
Court: Courtless

Intelligence 2, Wits 1, Resolve 3
Strength 2 ,Dexterity 3 ,Stamina 3
Presence 2, Manipulation 1, Composure 3

Crafts 3 (Automobiles), Investigation 2, Medicine 1, Occult 1,

Athletics 1, Brawl 2 (Blocking), Drive 4 (Stunts), Larceny 1 (GTA), Stealth 1, Weaponry 2

Intimidation 2, Streetwise 2

Fairest of them All - Can spend Glamour to improve dice pools that include Presence, Manipulation and Persuasion. Each point spent increases one dice pool by one point. He also suffers no untrained penalty for using Social skills in which she has no dots.

Narcissus’s Blessing” - Others viewing him are subject to a subtle illusion that emphasizes those aspects of the changeling that the subject find most appealing, sometimes going so far as to convince the subject that small aspects of the changeling are utterly different than they really are. (An observer who finds bright green eyes particularly appealing may believe that a blue-eyed Romancer has emerald eyes instead.) This manifests as a –3 to all characters’ subsequent attempts to accurately describe her to others, including characters attempting to create police sketches. The blessing applies to clothing as well, but a sufficiently extraordinary trinket might grant a bonus to the roll. This is not a disguise, however, and unless the subject’s standard of beauty has changed significantly between one meeting of the Romancer and the next, he recognizes her without any difficulty. Recording devices, which have no preconceived notions of beauty and no expectations, are affected by the Wyrd’s magic as well, recording the individual as remarkably average. The –3 penalty applies to attempts to identify the character based on recorded footage or photographs as well.

Unbalanced” - Suffers a –1 die penalty on dice pools to avoid losing Clarity

Contracts: Vainglory 2, Artifice 2, Goblin Contracts ( Trading Luck For Fate 1)

Merits: Direction Sense 1, Stunt Driver 3, Striking Looks 2, Token (Driver’s Little Helper) 1

Wyrd: 1
Clarity: 7
Glamour: 5
Health: 8
Willpower: 6
Size: 5
Defense: 1
Initiative Modifier: 6
Speed: 10


Sir Ryan doesn’t remember much of his past before he was taken by the Gentry. Something about him struck the fancy of a noble who decided to make him her Gawain. Armed with sword, shield, and steed, Ryan searched the realms seeking the unknown token of his mistress’s affection. No matter how much he searched, no matter how hard he fought, or the scars that he returned with, he was never able to please her.

One day he realized that he would never find what he truly sought. His mistress would have him forever quest. He would never have the satisfaction of fulfilling his duty and pleasing his courtly lover. This is what caused him to leave the realms of the fae and return to Earth.

Back in the mortal realm, his trusty mount has been replaced by a steeds of iron, steel, and fiberglass. Ryan’s riding skills transformed as he entered the realms of the children of Adam and he found out that he was an amazing driver. Having no money, he acts as mechanic, stunt driver, courier, and as an occasional mercenary. Instead of shining armor, he wears driver’s gloves and a white jacket with a scorpion emblazoned upon it. Instead of a shining sword, he wields hammers, screwdrivers, and the tools of a mechanic.

Old habits die hard they say, and Ryan realized that even in this world (which was no longer his home) he sought something out. Determined to find this and bring himself peace and respite, Ryan still quests. 

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