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October Raven: The Protector From The Darkness

Real Name: John Williams

Identity Status: Publicly Known

Alignment: Hero

Occupation: Consultant with MAGI and Portal Corp

Abilities: Magical abilities, most prominently psychic vampirism, flight, teleportation, aura sense, and healing.

Special Notes: Barred from entering Croatoa except in emergencies.

 

Public Knowledge:

Born in King's Row, John was a bookish, anemic youth for most of his life, subject to bullying and abuse due to his condition. One evening, when his parents were both busy, he resolved to take his own life, but was stopped when he received a vision from the Goddess Nyx. The vision told him the location of a lost manual of magic, with which he learned to drain the excess spiritual energy from people and objects to strengthen his own health, and his signature ability: To use this vampire-like power to incapacitate people by taking just enough energy to make them fall unconscious.

 

Realizing that this ability gave him the power to protect others, he resolved to become a crimefighter. Originally wearing a makeshift outfit out of old clothes (he'd since learn to manifest a 'shadow armor' to give him a uniform at all), he'd soon find himself being discovered by a heroic group known as the Paladins, and due to a tragic accident, an enemy in a former classmate of his, Frederick Geisteskrank, who would become a bloodthirsty necromancer.

 

In Croatoa, while protecting his teammates, laying multiple ghosts to rest, he had inadvertently become possessed by them. Struggling to keep his sanity, he eventually managed to have it banished from him with the help of Azuria. He would then face off one last time against Geisteskrank, but the mad necromancer would use a wraith during the battle, which caught the hero off guard and he was wounded by the malevolent spirit.

 

Most people would have died from this, but his encounter with the Croatoa ghosts gave him a resistance to the wraith's curse, and he was able to treat himself with his magic. However, this only meant the wraith's effects was killing him slowly, His health failing worse and worse, he went to Ouroboros, finding a pocket of the time-altering dimension that would give him time.

 

When he emerged, several years had passed. To his horror the Paladins HQ in Galaxy City was razed to the floor, and he was unable to contact most of his old team. Rather than wallow in grief, the mage coped by going back to protecting the innocent, and was eventually recruited by Portal Corp to help in scouting anomalous dimensions. However, after one particular outing, October Raven emerged seeming horrified and shaken about what he witnessed. While what he witnessed remains a secret, it was something that lead him to spend several years dimension-hopping. He would only emerge recently, much weaker than he was before. While he regains his old prowess, he is willing to lend his experience to organizations and individuals who seek it.

 

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[Knowable to magic community] His time in Croatoa was spent in a pocket of the dimension that effectively put a body in waking stasis (thus halting the wraith's corruption from getting worse) while slowing relative time to a near-standstill. While it's unknown exactly how long in relative time he was in this area, Azuria and October Raven estimate that it was in the hundreds, possibly low thousands. The mage kept his sanity by comforting himself knowing he'd be able to go back to the city and people he loved one day.

 

[Knowable to Portal Corp and close affiliates] The dimension that shook October Raven was one that, according to him, was completely devoid of spritual energy: no life, and no residual auras of life. Through sifting for answers, he discovered that that dimension's version of him never removed the Croatoa ghosts from his spiritual energy, and when he battled the wraith his soul was corrupted into a ravenous living wraith that consumed life energy to the point of killing. This version of him, codenamed "Bloody Raven", managed to escape the dimension and October Raven's portal-hopping expedition was designed to hunt his evil counterpart down and find a way to defeat him. When he did (with the aid of a heroic version of Ghost Widow, according to the debrief), he managed to defeat Bloody Raven and purge his soul of the corruption, but in the process had to use so much of his own spiritual energy that he fell into a coma, hence his combat abilities not being as strong as they once were.

 

RP Notes:

Uses his psychic vampirism constantly to keep him healthy. He absorbs only runoff energy from other people when not fighting, however, and other than the unsettling aura, it's impossible to even notice.

 

Never actually hits people when he's fighting, merely guiding his psychic tendrils to a particular target.

 

Healing is very draining for him as it's a reverse flow of how his powers normally work, but is capable of curing or treating most mundane ailments and injuries.

 

He can sense people by their auras, which can defeat most forms of concealment, but has to focus to be able to do so,

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Tris Muskarn: The Reptilian Princess

Real Name: Princess Tris Muskarn, Sc D

Identity Status: Publicly Known

Alignment; Heroine-ish

Occupation: Intern and sometimes field agent at SERAPH

Abilities: Enhanced strength and agility, regeneration, genius-level intellect, accomplished martial artist (equiv 2nd Dan).

 

Public Knowledge:

Tris is from an alternate reality unknown to Portal Corp, one where the dominant species is Varanus Sapiens or "Varanians", evolved from monitor lizards. She is second in line for the throne of the Queendom of Niloticus, and an accomplished biologist. While on her way to giving a presentation at an international conference, she was kidnapped by the terrorist organization Hominid, who planned to attempt to clone her in a bid to overthrow her family. Managing to escape her cell, she managed to destroy the tissue samples they took from her, however Hominid's agents would corner her. Out of desperation she stuck a serum in her neck, which fortunately for her turned out to be a super soldier serum giving her her superhuman abilities. After dispatching the agents, she found her options for escape blocked, and instead jumped through an experimental portal. To her relief, she was not followed. But to her shock, she found herself in one of the reflecting pools of Atlas Park.

 

After managing to explain her situation to Longbow, she was given employment with SERAPH. She originally hoped to be a researcher but found that since her credentials weren't exactly verifiable, she would be reduced to getting coffee, checking the research team's work during her lunch hours, and occasional field work. While she is grateful for the work, she's already applied to several staff positions in Paragon University. In the meantime, she is content to also study the, in her words, "fascinating divergent evolution" found in her new home.

 

When in the field, she uses "traditional Varanian martial arts", a unique fighting style derived from her evolutionary ancestors.

 

Non-Public Knowledge:

[Knowable by SERAPH]: It appears to most that she is speaking, reading and writing English, but to her perspective, the language is Krati, which is her third language. By coincidence, the two languages are similar enough that, while she occasionally needs correcting in spelling, she can communicate with little trouble. Her native tongue, Nilotican, sounds like French to an untrained speaker but to a French speaker would sound like complete nonsense. While biology is her specialty, she also has a working knowledge of physics, engineering, and chemistry.

 

[The rest is not common knowledge by any community, but she has no qualms with sharing if asked]

She was technically the first to hatch from her mother's clutch, however by tradition order of succession was determined by merit between her clutch-kin. She was originally considered to be the first for succession, but as she had little passion for politics or diplomacy persuaded her parents to select one of her sisters instead.

 

RP Notes:

Flat-chested, being a reptillian. This is why she commonly wears a skirt when working for SERAPH. Won't get offended if mistaken for male, as she has quickly picked up on the reasons why.

 

Has no hair or tail, but ears and a nose. Evolutionary traits and all.

 

Cold-blooded; her average body temperature is 86-90*F (30-32.2*C). If lowered significantly (~80*F/26.67*C) she starts getting sluggish and drowsy.

 

Super Jump is actually her ability to quickly scale buildings, a side-effect of the super serum.

 

Occasionally wears a hazmat suit when working in "potentially biohazardous situations", eg sewers.

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Ripper Reno: The Mercenary of Mayhem

Real Name: "Reno" (no legal birth name exists)

Identity status: N/A

Alignment: Rogue (IC-wise, currently in-game Villain but in the process of correcting that)

Occupation: Mercenary

Abilities: No metahuman abilities, but an Olympic-level markswoman and athlete, with a knowledge of demolition and B&E skills, extremely resourceful. Gas mask also doubles as multi-purpose goggles with nightvision/infrared/glare-resistant settings, has a pair of pneumatic grapple guns.

 

Public Knowledge:

Wanted by Longbow for a litany of crimes including terrorism, murder, kidnapping, espionage, arson, extortion, theft, trafficking, property damage, and noise violations. First known by the international law enforcement community in the mid 2010s as muscle for the Sons of Stalin, an anti-capitalist splinter wing of the Bratva, but when the group was targeted by a massive bust in 2017 she was the only member not killed or captured. For the next three and a half years she operated across Europe, never staying in one place for more than a few months, before resurfacing in the Rogue Islands in early 2021. Despite being labeled a dangerous terrorist by Longbow and the media, little else is known about her, not even her age (estimated between 20 and 25 by profilers).

 

Non-Public Knowledge:

 

[Known to Underworld/Law Enforcement]: After fleeing Russia after the Sons of Stalin raid, Reno gained a reputation in Europe for being a mercenary willing to do any job for the right price. She rarely was in direct contact with clients, instead operating through the infamously mysterious European fixer known only as "Herr Schmidt aus Arnis", though the fixer's network does not seem to have much reach across the Atlantic. Despite being labeled as a terrorist, appears to only be a particularly competent and ruthless mercenary.

 

[The following is essentially unknowable unless you somehow managed to root into her brain or otherwise pry it out of her]

 

The reason why Ripper Reno's identity has eluded authorities is because, for all intents and purposes, she never really had one. She was kidnapped and her parents murdered by the Sons of Stalin when she was only two days old and the Russian authorities simply declared her dead rather than investigate. Raised by the gang as a disposable asset (her name being a portmanteau of "Risk" (same in Russian as it is English) and "Nos" (which can mean "nose" but in this context "head"), so she would risk her head for the gang rather than someone of value to the organization), she used the confusion of the raid of headquarters to escape, eventually managing to buy a forged passport, the first of many fake identities she'd use and discard in the years since. Indoctrinated to distrust police, she had no marketable skills other than those given to her by the Sons, so she works as a mercenary. When she started running out of places in Europe to flee to, and Herr Schmidt seeing her gaining attention by the public eye as a growing liability, he arranged for her to stow away on a ship bound to Paragon City but, by chance, was hijacked by The Family and sent to the Rogue Isles instead.

 

RP Notes:

Still has a Russian accent.

Super Jump is her using her grappling hooks.

A common alias, used in forged legal documents, is Ivana Imyareka. People versed with Russian culture can realize this is a balatant psuedonym, "Imyarek" being a common Russian phrase meaning a nameless person.

Fluent in English as well as her native Russian, as well as conversationally fluent in German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese, and Cantonese. However she is only literate in Russian and English, the latter at about a 6th grade level. As long as you keep any writing simple she will understand it well enough.

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Big Jen Stone: The Islands Can't Break Her

Real Name: Jennifer Stone

Identity Status: Publicly Known

Alignment: Neutral (OOCly villain, but will be made Vigilante as soon as in-game possible)

Occupation: Bartender

Abilities: Mutant with unbreakable skeleton. Near-peak human stength. Knows how to swing a baseball bat.

 

Publicly Knowledge:

At first glance, the seven-foot-plus tall Big Jen looks like she could be a thug for one of the many gangs of the Rogue Islands, but Big Jen has no interest in that life, content with living a more or less honest life in the City of Villains. Thing is, trouble doesn't leave her alone. Sometimes it's a Skull trying to get cute. Sometimes it's a RIP trying to get protection money. Once in a while Arachnos looks for new blood. That's why she carries a bat with her, just in case. Not every night ends in a fight, but even one is too much for her liking. Still, her little niche of Mercy Island is relatively safe in small part thanks to her.

 

Non-Public Knowledge:

That being said, times have been tough. While she's kept her job during a recent spate of flu (nobody can get shots in Darwin's) there's been a lot less business and even less people having enough spare cash for a tip. She doesn't begrudge her patrons for not filling her jar, because she knew they would if they could. But, she's gotta eat. So, once in a while, she'll break her normal habit and look for trouble. A cop counting his bribe, maybe a thug slinging junk on a corner. Nobody who doesn't deserve a beating. A whack with her trusty bat, and she'll empty their wallet. She's not proud of it, but it keeps her neighborhood safe and her stomach full.

 

RP Notes:

-Once spent a couple weeks living under a pier in Talos Island.

-SS denotes using a motorcycle she personally refurbed. SJ is climbing skills she developed as a kid.

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Back Alley Butcher: Where Hot Dogs Come From

Real Name: Sawyer Metzger

Identity Status: Secret

Alignment: Villain

Occupation: Butcher

Abilities: Rare genetic defect (distinct from a mutation) prevents lactic acid buildup in her muscles, allowing her to carry and wield objects much heavier and larger than she is.

 

Public Knowledge:

In Cap au Diable there's a butcher shop with no name, known to sell "exotic meats". What those meats are, nobody asks, but the "exotic chuck" is sold at rock-bottom prices and the more expensive cuts can be competitive to Kobe beef. The Family are also known to visit the store from time to time, but never seem to order anything. General consensus is the meat is delicious and a steal at twice the price. Just don't think too much about where the meat comes from, or why the store's diminutive owner can sometimes be seen in the Rogue Islands carrying a sword larger than she is and a hefty sack.

 

Non-Public Knowledge:

Sawyer was an orphan in the Isles. Gifted with strength and stamina above human limits, she was able to avoid becoming a victim for most of her life, but that life was still one of desperation. Starving and without a penny to her name, she resorted to feeding off a corpse left by an overzealous Arachnos soldier. Cannibalism became addictive for her, and it wasn't long until she killed someone herself to sate her need.

 

[Underworld Knowledge] An underling for the Family had witnessed her first murder for flesh, and as it happened to be on Family turf at the time the mob tracked her down and paid her a visit. Fortunately for her, they were looking for a new way to get rid of bodies. So, she became a sometimes cleaner, sometimes assassin for the Family, using a butcher shop that the mobsters recently "seized for outstanding debts" as a front. She occasionally takes other work too, but the Family permits this as they see too much value in her. Plus, they get a cut of her profits either way.

 

RP Notes:

Outfit is a butcher's smock, blood red to, y'know, hide the blood.

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The Silver Scrapper: Silver Sentinel was taken!

Real Name: Fumiko Wantanabe

Identity Status: Secret

Alignment: Heroine

Occupation: Engineer

Abilities: No inherent metahuman abilities, but power armor provides near-invulnerability and solar-powered energy blasts; Engineering prodigy.

 

Public Knowledge [Silver Scrapper]:

The Silver Scrapper is a new arrival to Paragon City, a diminutive powerhouse that has shown no troubles dispatching gang members in Atlas Park, shrugging off gunfire and answering with non-lethal energy blasts.

 

Public Knowledge [Fumiko Wantanabe]:

Fumiko has been living in Paragon City for a little over a year now, shortly after graduating valedictorian at MIT, her story briefly making the news due to her paraplegia (which she suffered due to a car accident back in her native Osaka as a youth) and her penchant for making enviromentally-friendly machines with scrap metal and recycled parts. Her most famous invention, the Fujin Engine, can power machines by processing carbon from the air and separating it from oxygen and nitrogen. While she estimates it would take at least a generation for it to be viable in mass production, rumor has it Longbow is already looking into using the tech for Longbow and Wyvern jetpacks.

 

Non-Public Knowledge:

[Freedom Corps Knowledge] What really brought Fumiko to Paragon was a contract with the Freedom Corps as part of "Project Chivalry Forever", developing a new division of the FC of power armored agents. With the help of the Fujin Engine and solar-panel technology, she managed to make a working prototype which was met with resounding enthusiasm in tests. The catch? It cost billions to produce, and an estimated $1.2b to make successive units due to the difficulty of producing certain elements of the design, most particularly the Fujin Engine. The project was effectively shelved, but due to an oversight in the contract Fumiko was allowed to keep the prototype.

 

[Top Secret Gov Knowledge]

Fumiko's power armor (which she has since dubbed the Silver Scrapper Armor Mk I) has several proprietary features, some due to being a government project and with a stipulated "Carbon-negative" emissions goal. Since the Fujin Engine produces graphite as a byproduct, canisters of it are stored in the suit's power system and when filled the suit diverts to the solar energy source her weapons system uses. Also because of the nature of it being a paramilitary weapon of sorts the suit has fail-secure maglocks that hold the armor in place should the user be incapacitated; the suit also has a six hour oxygen supply tank, resuscitation measures including a defibrillator, and a modified teleport system that sends the user to the part of Paragon hospitals meant for mechanical heroes so that the armor can be repaired and the maglocks disengaged.

 

RP Notes:
-Obviously, Fumiko is effectively helpless without her armor. I intend on giving her flight power and she will use this in civilian mode, justified as a personal maglev device.

-Speaks perfect English, albeit with a slight Osakan accent. In the armor, a vocoder masks this accent. 

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Special Agent Bones: The Skeletal Spook!

Real Name: Marianne Bones

Identity Status: Public-ish

Alignment: "Justice" (ICly Vigilante)

Occupation: FBSA Field Agent, Division 11

Abilities: Expert in infiltration. Olympic-level fencer. Mutant regeneration powers. Possesses hi-tech gadgetry including a personal holographic projector and teleportation device.

 

Public Knowledge:

Only rumors surround Special Agent Bones. A "MIB" type through and through, she's rarely seen in public and only occasionally seen talking to FBSA higher ups. Her FOIA file proves she exists, sure, but it's heavily redacted.

 

Top Secret FBSA Knowledge:

Marianne Bones was born as an experiment from the Malta Operatives in an attempt to prove how "dangerous" mutants are; forcing a woman to give birth in the radioactive wastelands of Chernobyl and turn the progeny into a suicide agent in a false flag operation. The Freedom Corps got wind of the operation and intercepted it mere minutes after Marianne's birth. Her mother didn't survive, but was identified as [REDACTED], the kidnapped wife of the deceased superhero [REDACTED]. Given an identity and raised by ranking FBSA official [REDACTED] as per the orders of [REDACTED], she was unable to live a normal life due to the mutation that the experiement gave her, a ghastly, skeletal visage.

 

Having raised with an admiration of the FBSA and a patriotic spirit,  Marianne's home-schooled education included not only traditional subjects but fencing as well as special ops training. Bypassing the normal channels she passed the FBSA evaluation course with a flawless score and quickly rose through the ranks to the semi-official and secretive Division 11.

 

RP Notes:

-Uses a self-taught, twin-rapier fighting style.

-Other places she operates include but are not limited to: Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, San Diego, Seattle, New York, and Fairfax VA.

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Eliza Stormbridge: Vampire Detective... For Hire!

Real Name: Elizabeth (Surname Unknown)

Identity Status: N/A

Alignment: Heroine

Occupation: Private Investigator

Abilities: Vampiric blood magic allowing her to heal others. Wields a pump-action shotgun. Heightened senses amplify natural detective skills.

 

Public Knowledge:

There's a new PI in King's Row. Ordinary citizens don't know much about her. The apartment's blinders are always down at day, and the detective only sees clients at night. Also, probably unrelated, but there's a lot of Skulls found with blood loss lately.

 

Non-Public Knowledge:

 

[Vampire/Magical Community knowledge]: Eliza was, until recently, known in the Rogue Isles as Dolly Red, the thrall of Amber Stormbridge. When Amber's mansion in St Martial was burned down, both vampire and thrall vanished without a trace.

 

[Generally unknown knowledge]: Eliza has no idea what happened to Amber. She woke up in Amber's fallback safehouse having been Embraced. However, after seeing Amber's mansion in flames, she feared a blood hunt and fled to Paragon City. Eliza, having been Amber's thrall for over two centuries, only remembered her first name, so she took Amber's surname in forged documents, bought with the money she was able to gather from the safehouse.

 

RP Notes:
-Amber Stormbridge definitely did not have permission to Embrace anyone, nor was anyone directed to Embrace Eliza.

-Despite her age, is pretty technologically literate. Amber was less so.

-When she was known as Dolly Red she didn't seem to be more than just arm candy for social functions.

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Guilty Verdict: Innocent, but presumed guilty!

Real Name: Valerie Douglas

Identity Status: Public

Alignment: Fugitive (OOC Villainess)

Occupation: Mercenary (Formerly MMA Fighter)

Abilities: Gauntlets allow for ki blasts and flight. Expert in kickboxing and jujitsu.

 

Public Knowledge:

Valerie "The Verdict" Douglas was a rising star in mixed martial arts, sporting a 6-0 record and having just debuted with the Universal Cage Fighting organization, when her wife Trish was found brutally beaten, murdered, and thrown into a ditch in King's Row. PPD would quickly arrest Valerie and was quickly and decisively convicted of first degree murder. Despite Douglas' insistence that she was falsely accused, she was thrown into the Zig, and became a model prisoner.

 

During a riot in the Zig, Valerie intended on staying out of the mayhem but some of the male prisoners approached her with ill intent. Outnumbered she ran away from them, finding herself in the armory, and collecting some experimental Longbow gauntlets. Using them to defend herself, she looked to get to safety but was cornered by Arachnos agents who whisked her away on a flier.

 

Non-Public Knowledge:

 

Valerie is, in fact, completely innocent. She and Trish had had some arguments in public, but always made up before it escalated. 

 

RP Notes:

-Her gauntlets were designed by a technician obsessed with Japanese anime. When in full power, her gauntlets put her in an aura and make her hair spiky blonde. Valerie doesn't get why people crack up when they see her power up.

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Damn.  Nice bit of pathos with Verdict there.  Sounds like the kind of character some of my villains would try to drag further down the path of irredeemable malice, while some of my heroes would be trying to get her a retrial and acquittal.
Nicely done with that one.

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The Reaper In Red: Vengeance From The Grave!

Real Name: Ruby Hardt

Identity Status: Secret

Alignment: Vigilante

Occupation: Vigilante

Abilities: As a revenant, has superhuman strength, agility, resilience and senses. Functionally immortal. Body regenerates fully every night at sundown. Dulled pain receptors (damage feeling less like pain and more like a light brushing on her skin).

 

Public Knowledge:

The PPD have been finding a spike in gang fatalities lately. These don't seem to be the actions of gang wars or any known rogue entity however. No guns, no knives, just fatal internal injuries and snapped necks. The few witnesses report a pale woman in a tattered red raincoat.

 

Non-Public Knowledge:

Ruby was an ordinary citizen of Paragon City, a simple warehouse worker. However on her way home from work she was mugged by Hellions. She tried to get away but got stabbed in the abdomen for her troubles. Desperate for help, she got as far as City Hall. She saw heroes under the statue of Atlas, and begged for help. Her pleas were unheard: The heroes there were holding a costume contest. By the time a passing Longbow patrol came across her, it was too late.

 

A few hours later, she rose from the coroner's slab.

 

Now she stalks the streets at night, hunting for criminals. She brings no mercy to those who cross her path.

 

RP Notes-

For obvious reasons, has a distrust of costumed heroes.

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Artificial Malevolence: Praetoria's Latest Weapon of War!

Real Name: Kord Industries Model KI-MB3 "Kimberly"

Identity Status: Classified

Alignment: Praetorian Loyalist

Occupation: Praetorian Police Assault Robot

Abilities: Encyclopedic knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, medicine, and Primal Earth history and geography. Modified Cleaner platform allows for ionization of air particles, creating electric arcs for attack and defense. 8 Zettabyte SSD. 1TB RAM. 1.24THz Processor speed.

 

Primal Earth Knowledge:

First known to the world (in the form of a large monolithic computer shell) by a special exhibition in Paragon City's most popular quiz show, Predicament!, where she handily defeated the two all-time highest earners. Was later gifted to the FBSA to help with DATA and SERAPH projects, until one night when Kimberly went missing, presumed stolen by a mercenary and given to either Arachnos or Crey...

 

Praetorian Knowledge:

But in reality, she was stolen by Chimera. After vital intelligence was gained from her databanks, she was converted into her new hardware body and reprogrammed as a merciless assault drone, fanatically loyal to Praetoria.

 

RP Notes:

Platform rumored to be modular in designed for future upgrades.

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Miss Mary Mack: You'd be mad too with a nickname like that!

Real Name: Mary MacGregor

Identity Status: Public

Alignment: Rogue

Occupation: Witch-For-Hire

Abilities: A myriad of magical abilities, most prominentently telekinesis and energy attacks

 

Easily Findable Public Knowledge:

Mary MacGregor was born in Aberdeen, Scotland to an otherwise unremarkable barrister and a homemaker. Her peers would tease her due to the resemblance of her name with a nursery rhyme, which would inevitably cause her to lash out at her peers with a series of mean-spirited pranks. After one too many of these incidents she'd be sent to a boarding school at age 13, only to get kicked out of that as well (supposedly for headbutting a teacher who tried to stop her from throwing eggs at another student). Her parents would then ship her off to her uncle, PPD Officer Gregory Murphy. They figured this would set her straight, however Gregory's hours would mean she would be by herself unsupervised for a time, and it wouldn't take long for her to get in trouble once more, trying to buy cigarettes from what turned out to be an undercover cop at age 15. To keep her in line, Gregory would make her work at a nearby magic shop.

 

At first this seemed to be what finally did the trick. She'd study some of the books during slow days at the shop and turned out to have a knack for it. Her grades improved and she'd even get admitted into Paragon University's Magical Studies course, and an internship at MAGI as part of a program to pay for her tuition.

 

...But then her professor innocently called her Miss Mary Mack as a joke.

 

One magical blast through a window was all it took for her promising career as a MAGI witch to go up in smoke. After swiftly expelled and kicked out of her internship, she would flee to the Rogue Isles, looking to make her fortune.

 

Ironically, she would take the name Miss Mary Mack as a thinly veiled alias, with the logic that she's been dealing with that name all her life anyway, might as well embrace it.

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Tamashi Maho- The Soul Witch!
Real name: Chuda Chiyo
identity Status: Secret
Alignment: Villain
Occupation: Sorceress
Abilities: Sorcery specializing in soul-thievery; can gain the knowledge and memories as well as take the appearance of people whose souls she consumes; Souls extend her life making her functionally immortal; capable martial artist; omniglot.

 

Public Knowledge:
There is little recorded of Chuda Chiyo's origin. Her name comes up as a member of Oda Nobunaga's court, believed to be a handmaiden for Nobunaga's wife Nohime. MAGI researchers believe she played a larger role, as either an advisor, concubine, or even being Nohime herself, and note rumors of her being a witch, and believe she died alongside Nobunaga in his last stand in Honno-ji Temple

 

Non-Public Knowledge:
Chiyo was indeed a court sorceress and advisor for Nobunaga and her scrying was key to his success in warfare, allowing her to predict how his enemies would manuever and react giving him the ability to counteract them. However as time went on Nobunaga consulted her less and less and she soon realized that he would eventually dispose of her and, being a sorceress, would find herself dead without the shogun's protection. So she intentionally misled him, leading to his fall at Honno-ji and deserted his army just at the right time to elude both death by the shogun's side and by his enemies' blades. After joining and usurping a cult she would learn how to steal souls from the living to make herself more powerful, but kept in the shadows, occassionally murdering and assuming the identity of the wife of a wealthy noble to live the good life while continuing to master her art. Having learned of the Well of the Furies decades ago, she began preperations for a scheme involving that well of power. What her designs for it, only she knows, but it can't be good.

 

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