The Weird And The Wise - A Story Of Secrets

Gorillas in the Midst

Scene 1: Tara’s office
The mood: It’s late, and the building is mostly dark and quiet.
Summary: In Tara’s office, a conversation takes place about recent events on the university campus-namely the rampage of an escaped mutant lab animal. The meeting is interrupted by an unexpected visit from Dr. Smith, a usually aloof faculty member who stops by to ask Tara to meet with him sometime. Shortly after he leaves, the power goes out. Sounds are heard in the hallway, coming from the labs and the crime scene.

Scene 2: Dr. Cranston’s lab
The mood: The air is thick with danger. The smell of blood is carried over the tile floor by frigid gusts from broken windows.
Summary: Thugs have murdered the police guard and are tearing apart one of Dr. Cranston’s lab rooms, looking for something. Seeing others arrive on the scene, the thugs make a break for it, one carrying a small box under an arm. Suddenly there’s a crashing sound from outside. The trunk of the getaway car explodes, but there is no fire or smoke. Instead, an angry gorilla bursts out, looking like a monstrous incarnation of wrath itself-and wearing bright yellow stretchy underwear. The next instant, more gorillas-the were-forms of the thugs in the office.

A Tangle of Tales
Character Creation

Charles Montgomery (“Monty”)
High Concept Aspect: Late-night were-gorilla cab driver
Appearance: Very dark skin
Trouble Aspect: Hiding from the rich and murderous
Template: Were-form (custom)
Background: Fresh off the shady boat
Rising Conflict: Friends in low places
The Story: Family Sacrifice (guest starring Tara and Gregory) (Monty vs. the Cartel)
Other Notes: Illegal immigrant

August Constantine
High Concept Aspect: Calamus Deo (“Arrow of God”)
Appearance: Black outfit, tall black staff with silver ankh on top
Trouble Aspect: Divided loyalties
Template: Wizard
Background: Heir to an ancient order
Rising Conflict: My Master’s Methods
The Story: First Blood (guest starring Ashley and Monty) (August vs. the black court)
Story Aspect: Too far down the rabbit’s hole
Story Aspect: The wrong place at the right time
Story Aspect: Holy Roller

Ashley Doyle
High Concept Aspect: Former-military Fellowship member
Trouble Aspect: Prodigal daughter returns (cop’s kid from the area; father’s enemies)
Template: Red court infected
Background: Semper Fidelis
Rising Conflict: The only easy day was yesterday
The Story: Bloody Returns (guest starring Monty and August) (Ashley vs. the red court)
Story Aspect: The impossible is done with the Lord’s help and a few good men and women

Tara Sorvali
High Concept Aspect: Werewolf Skeptic
Appearance: Tall, broad-shouldered and wide-hipped, pale, short blonde hair, blue eyes, jeans and t-shirts
Trouble Aspect: Scales on My Eyes
Template: Were-form
Background: Pass the Ketchup
Rising Conflict: Get Fuzzy
The Story: Slice and Splice (guest starring Gregory and Ashley) (Tara vs. the genetic experiment)
Aspect: Dust in My Hair, Stains on My Coat
Aspect: It’s a Zoo in Here!
Aspect: Chivalry, Gallantry, Lycanthropy
Other Notes: Knitter

Gregory Locks
High Concept Aspect: Knight of the Winter Court
Appearance: Big guy, long, braided red hair, motorcycle
Trouble Aspect: Adherent of the Knight’s code (duty, honor, glory)
Template: Knight of the Winter Court
Background: Ain’t that a kick in the head
Rising Conflict: About a girl
The Story: Ballroom Blitz (guest starring August and Tara) (Gregory vs. the Tunnel Snakes)

Chronology of stories:
1. Bloody Returns
2. Slice and Splice
3. Family Sacrifice
4. Ballroom Blitz
5. First Blood

Power Level: Chest-Deep (8 refresh, 30 skill points, skill cap at Superb)


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