Campaign of the Month: November 2012
THE EMERALD CITY
HIGH CONCEPT: DISGRACED WARDEN OF SEATTLE
INVOKE: To be a Warden and to do magic.
COMPEL: Because of his choice to save his half brother Portland fell to the Fomor and they gained a foothold in the region. Word of Jack’s betrayal has spread across the region throughout the supernatural world. Many feel he is directly responsible for everyone that has been harmed by the Fomor since.
INVOKE: Ever since he was touched by the Outsider called the Un-man Jack just feels a bit off. That slight taint leaves people vaguely uneasy and could help him in certain circumstances.
COMPEL: Jack was nearly sucked dry by the Un-man. His magic, what little remains of it, is unreliable and hard for him to fully control. The taint left by the Un-man also makes people vaguely uneasy and can get in the way in certain social circumstances.
ASPECT: MISSPENT YOUTH
INVOKE: When doing something criminal or dealing with the criminal element supernatural or otherwise.
COMPEL: He has a bad rep for being a crook and a trouble maker in the Supernatural community and he has a rap sheet with mortal authorities. Some of his old associates might come calling on him.
ASPECT: BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER
INVOKE: Caroline, Charles and Jack carry the blood of a Fallen Angel coursing through their veins. That is a powerful bloodline that garners respect socially and provides them with magical reserves and intuitive knowledge that others cannot access. Jack can rely on his family when things are at their bleakest.
COMPEL: Jack would do ANYTHING for his family. Jack , his half-brother Charles Kress and his sister, Caroline are sought after by Demons because of their bloodline. He is also married to Abby Wharton and they have a a child that was born while she was possessed by the Demon Azael. Jack is desperately trying to find out what happened to his little girl.
ASPECT: WITHOUT MY POWER, I MUST RELY ON MY WITS, MY CRAFT AND MY SWORD
INVOKE: After losing much of his power to the Outsider Jack has had to take a page from his mentor, ZEBADIAH EINAR’S playbook. He has learned to rely on his wits, magical devices and his Warden’s Sword.
COMPEL: Jack’s power as a wizard is unreliable and uncontrollable. Jack has come to rely on his magical devices. Perhaps too much. Without them he often feels a major disadvantage.
ASPECT: WIELDER OF THE THE WINTER ROSE
INVOKE: Most in the region know of Odianna of Winter and fear her. While wearing the torc her mark is on Jack which could make some reconsider before crossing her by harming her debtor. With his normal magic currently inaccessible Jack wields the WInter Rose which gives him access to Ice Magic.
COMPEL: Odianna has given Jack’s wife, ABIGAIL WHARTON a Winter Rose in the form of a rose tattoo that staves off her cancer. She will Power the Winter Rose as long as Jack does her bidding. This is only a temporary measure and as the tattoo loses ground against the cancer the petals of the rose fade away. She also gave Jack the Torc which gives him access to Ice Magic. But he must also do her bidding.
ASPECT: ABIGAIL IS MY ROCK
INVOKE: Jack’s love for his wife is a powerful thing. It gives him the will to endure and struggle on despite any obstacles. Abi was once possessed by a powerful Fallen Angel and gained a great deal of knowledge and understanding of the world. Jack has learned to rely on that knowledge.
COMPEL: His love for Abi can make Jack act rashly. He is terrified of losing her again and he sometimes treats her as if she was made of glass. She is not. And she will let Jack know that on occasion.
SUPERB +5: Lore
GREAT +4: Contacts, Conviction
GOOD +3: Athletics, Discipline, Weapons
FAIR +2: Alertness, Investigation, Presence
AVERAGE +1: Burglary, Empathy, Endurance, Rapport, Stealth
ITEM OF POWER: THE WINTERROSE -1
- ONE TIME DISCOUNT +1
- IT IS WHAT IT IS: A silver torc
- UNBREAKABLE.As an Item of Power, it cannot be broken, save through dedicated magical ritual predicated upon perverting its purpose.
- CHANNELING (ICE MAGIC) -2
Only allows access to the Ice aspect of Unseelie Magic. Ice magic is particularly effective against faeries of the Summer Court; downgrade the effectiveness of any Toughness ability the target has by one step (Mythic Toughness becomes Supernatural, Supernatural becomes Inhuman, Inhuman goes away) when using this magic against a Summer Court enemy.Does not provide 2 item slots like normal Channeling.
THAUMATURGY [–3] (page 275)
Crafting Frequency Bonus (+1 use on items of power per session).
- 2 Item Slots
THE SIGHT [–1] (page 223)
- ARCANE SENSES.
May use Lore as if it were an arcane Investigation skill as well as an arcane Alertness skill. Gain +1 to Lore when using it in this fashion.
- WIZARD’S TOUCH.
Touch another being who has some magic potential may roll Lore to catch just a hint of a “spark”—indicating their nature as something other than mundanely mortal. Even on a failed roll, might experience some sense that something is “off,” without being able to pin it down.
- OPENING THE THIRD EYE.
See Page 233.
- Page 226
WIZARD’S CONSTITUTION [–0] (page 170)
- TOTAL RECOVERY.
Able to recover from physical harm that would leave a normal person permanently damaged.
- LONG LIFE.
As a side-effect of the improved ability to recover from injury lifespan is significantly extended.
TOTAL REFRESH COST: -5
CURRENT REFRESH: 4
PHYSICAL (3): OOO
SOCIAL (4): OOO
MENTAL (4): OOOO
LEATHER JACKET (1 Enchanted Item Slots)
- Armor: 2
- 2 times per session
- usable by others
INVISIBILITY RING (1 Enchanted Item Slots)
- Power 5 Block vs Alertness
- 2 times per session
WARDEN’S SWORD (2 Enchanted Item Slots)
4 times per session it can do one of the following:
- COUNTERSPELL AT FANTASTIC STRENGTH (+6)
Provided the effect being countered can be physically attacked or touched by a sword.
For one attack (Normally WEAPON:3).
DOB: December 21, 1987
Jack Youngblood was a young wizard with the potential to be one of the most powerful of his generation. His father, a Warden of great renown, relentlessly pushed his young son to realize that potential. Jack resented his father’s strict discipline and overbearing attitude and rebelled against him at every turn. He was involved in many petty crimes and associated with gangs, disreputable Fae and many other uncouth characters in both the mundane and supernatural worlds. Despite using his great power irresponsibly he was a good kid at heart who enjoyed causing mischief and driving his father to distraction. That all ended when his antics led to the love of his life, ABIGAIL WHARTON being possessed by the Denarion Demon, AZAEL who put his father in a coma leaving Jack to care for his younger sister Caroline. Seeking redemption Jack swore on his fallen father’s Warden sword he would become a Warden worthy of his family name.
For several years Jack Youngblood worked alongside his mentor and fellow Warden, ZEBADIAH EINAR and his close friends, BRUNO WALSH and LEIF WOTENSEN and loyal allies such as hero cop ROY MULLENIX and the ex-SEAL MATHEW “WOOF” RILEY to protect the city of Seattle from any and all threats. They faced many terrible foes but somehow they were always able to keep the people of Seattle safe. Jack was finally reunited with Abigail when the demon Azael abandoned her body because she had developed cancer. The demon now inhabits Jack’s father’s body.
Abigail, finally free of the Fallen Angel after years of possession, realized that she and Jack had a child and that the demon had hidden it from her. Fearing their time was short because of her illness Jack and Abigail married shortly after her liberation. Jack focused his entire being on finding his lost child and curing his new wife of the cancer that was devouring her from the inside. Perhaps that distraction was why he was completely unprepared and faced TROY WILKERSON alone. Jack arrogantly believed his potent magic would be more than a match for a young protege of his hated enemy and two bit warlock, BARRY GOLDMAN. It was a careless mistake and it nearly cost him his life. The Un-man, a powerful Outsider that had possessed Troy Wilkerson’s body, ripped the magic from Jack draining him almost completely dry. He only survived the encounter because of the efforts of two of Seattle PD’s finest who managed to bring the monster down in a hail of gunfire. Jack was bereft of the bulk of his power and still needed to find a cure for his wife and the location of his daughter. His situation could not have been more desperate.
STORY TITLE: BLOOD OF THE FALLEN
GUEST STARRING: CHARLES SAMUEL KRESS
Despite his failing magic Jack Youngblood’s duties as a Warden are clear. He must stop the Fomor invasion before they gain a foothold in nearby Portland. However, when Jack discovers that Azael, the demon who knows the location of his missing child, is also in the Rose City and wants to possess his newly discovered half brother, Charles Kress, he is forced to make a terrible choice. Take up the fight and defend the city or save his half brother from damnation and confront Azael about the location of his lost child. Can Jack save Charles from the demon? More importantly can Charles save Jack from himself?
STORY TITLE: TWISTED STEEL AND SEX APPEAL
STARRING: SOLOMON CASTOSTRANI
When a psychotic, supernatural serial killer came to Seattle Jack couldn’t help but notice. He had heard rumors of a series of murders of people who were “special” and decided he had no choice but to follow up on it. He witnessed a terrible battle between what looked like a young man (although Jack suspected and later confirmed that he was much older than he appeared) and a madwoman who had no regard for the safety of innocents. Jack did what he could to minimize collateral damage but in the end he simply didn’t have enough power to stop the battle or aid his newfound ally, SOLOMON CASTOSTRANI. Although he did manage to steer the fight to the newly constructed Seattle Waterfront away from bystanders. There Solomon baited a trap for the monstrous psychotic and dropped tons of shipping containers on himself and his tormentor. Jack held out little hope but dug Solomon out of the rubble anyway. He was shocked to discover that the strange young man survived. Solomon was grateful to Jack for his aid and a budding friendship developed between the two of them. Despite their best efforts they never found any trace of the madwoman.
GUEST STAR REDUX
STORY TITLE: ANCIENT CLAY
STARRING: DAVID CLAY
Rabbi Shulman was not suspicious when Radcliffe financial foreclosed on his house while his son was sick, but talking to other parents found similar problems, so he went to the lawyer who lived in his basement for help. Tracing the financial web lead to a strange link with a Ancient Mesopotamian artifact dug up by a Radcliffe sponsored dig on display at the local community center, and an ancient disease spirit haunting its halls. Only a man of clay could survive its toxic touch to save the children. Once they were safe the young Warden, Jack Youngblood, aided the Golem in binding the spirit back into the artifact preventing the Hunger from spreading.