|Mermaid Cybercriminal Transhumanist|
|Original Generation Technomancer|
|D.O.B.||July 31, 2048|
|Priority||Prime Runner (slot purchased with GMP) |
Metatype - D
Attributes - B
Magic/Resonance - A
Skills - C
Resources - E
Slightly-dissonant mermaid techno/Horizon matrix icon/longtime BTL addict.
- Avoid succumbing to the Dissonance.
- Build a proper underwater batcave.
- Catch a flipper to raise as a pet.
Born in 2048 inside LA's El Inferno ghetto to SINless refugee parents from Amazonia. Underwent SURGE and turned into a mermaid when the comet arrived, and her parents died in chaos following the quakes and the subsequent riots. She heard the call of Deus when she was 12, ending up a member of Ex Pacis and a node in the Network. Lived on her own in flood-ravaged LA until Horizon found her in during their efforts to rebuild the city; fading hard after Crash 2.0 cut her off from her tribe, she embraced the corporation as a substitute family and started developing a BTL habit in order to cope with the loss.
Was marketed by Horizon as a matrix idol and simsense star, even being given a SIN to keep her in line when they got AAA status. In 2068 she re-emerged, trying her best to hide it and spiralling further into BTL abuse, causing her to have difficulty controlling her emotions; in the immediate aftermath of the Vegas Technomancer Massacre she trashed the corp publicly in a fit of outrage before faking her death and going underground. She attempted to burn her SIN, and subsequently fell into a years long spiral of simsense addiction-fuelled cybercrime, but her data trails were eventually traced by the Dawkins Group.
After being reconnected with her old talent agent/new fixer, she was put to work as a semi-willing shadow asset for the megacorp. In the years since she has managed to build up something of a reputation for herself as a freelance hacker while maintaining a cover identity as a transhumanist decker to market her simsense work and fund her chip habit. Now that she has a hookup with a freelance network in the Haven to get her reliable running work, she is attempting to distance herself from her fixers/corporate handlers and become more of an solo artist, with the goal of making a decent life for herself outside of Horizon.
Narrative Significant Qualities
- Actual Mermaid (Class III SURGE: Bioluminescence + Cold-Blooded + Functional Tail (Paddle) + Gills (Aqua) + Scales + Underwater Vision + Webbed Digits) + Parapalegic
- A literal mermaid - an original SURGE case from the Year of the Comet. Naturally, due to the fact that she has a tail in place of her legs, this means that she is unable to walk.
- Functional Chiphead (BTL Addiction + Day Job + Electronic Witness)
- A long-time abuser of better-than-life chips who has a side gig producing and selling her own programs on the calhots market under a pseudonym in order to fund her habit.
- Internet Famous (Online Fame + Signature + Unique Avatar)
- A matrix idol renowned for her specility simsense content, especially in Los Angelas and the California Free State, with a custom-designed persona that cannot be replicated.
- New Horizons (Corporate Pariah + Records on File + SINner)
- A full citizen of the Horizon Group since they achieved extraterratorial status, though she is not well-regarded within the corporation since the Vegas Technomancer Massacre.
- Veteran Techno (One With the Matrix + Otaku to Technomancer + Taint of Dissonance)
- A re-emerged Otaku who was once a member of Ex Pacis, her living persona still bears the mark of Dissoannce from her time as part of the tribe and as a node in the Network.
|Ace Powers||6||1||Fixer||Horizon Talent Agent||Musical Talent, Corporate Deals, Keep it Classy, Fake SINs, Insider Knowledge, Horizon Agent, Hired Muscle||Even|
|The Weekender||6||1||Fixer||Horizon Johnson||Ex-Dawkins, 6 foot 20, killing for fun, Pyrotechnician, Black Mage, CFO is my side gig, Mind Magic, Hotline Horizon||Even|
|Lord Logie||5||2||Fixer||Owner of Dead Station||The Archive, Matrix Networker, Dead Station Gossip, Tech Stashes, Information Broker, Technomancer||Even|
|The Chairman||5||2||Fixer||Extreme SURGE Activist||Armed to the Chompers, 410,757,864,530 DEAD PAWNS, Champion of the Working Fluffball slash other animalesque proletarian, You Know We're Living in a Society Here, Human Shmeings, The New Flesh is Surprisingly Fuzzy||Even|
|Bootstrap||4||3||Networking||Reality Hacker Lieutenant, Decker||Reality Hacker, Decker, BTL Producer, Rival Destroyer, Dealer||Even|
|Flash||4||3||Service||Hardware Specialist||Technomancer, Electronics, Hardware Expert, Tinkerer, Hardware Reassignment||Even|
|Katie Smiles||3||4||Generalist||Horizon Tailor||Tailor, To the Stars, Keeping up with the Latest, Shiny Stuff||Even|
|The FisherKing||3||4||Legwork||Matrix Infobroker||Technoshaman, Sprites 4 Days, Matrix Gaming, Resonance Realms||Even|
|Surf Duct||2||2||Gear||Talismonger/Scientific Vessel Captain||Out to Sea, Sonar Seer, Sea Witch, International Water Rules, Boat Haver||Even|
|Bubblegum||1||1||Gear||Fake SINner||Corporate Forger, SINner, Nothing Lasts Forever, Knows How She Got Here||Even|
|Night Claws(Contact)||4||2||Custom (A,N,K,G)||Technomancer/Teacher||I trust you chummer!, Gate to the Resonance, Connected to the World, Helping Hand, Send in the Reinfocements!, In Data lies Truth., The Power of a King||Even|
|Dr Elijah "Snowflake" Turing||4||4||Service||Doctor Specializing in Exotic Physiologies||Surgeon, Exotic Physiology Specialist, Missionist, Health Spells, Chip On His Shoulder||Even|
|Tanya||2||2||Fixer||OtherCon Advocate||Unreliable, Nutty, Lorax, Bubbly Buddy-Buddy, SURGE Sympathizer||Even|
|Faulty||4||6||Service||Fault Sprite||Real-World Naivety, Attack-Happy, Resonant Redemption, Veteran Resonant Warrior, Matrix Martyr, Order Of The Fish Grand Master, Resonance Well Sextant And Map||Even|
|Cecelia Cross||5||2||Networking||CATco Employee||Secret Technomancer, Woman Scorned, Tech Expert, Matrix Master, Corporate Life, Network Angel||Even|
|Taranis Lú||4||2||Custom(K,N,A,G)||College Professor||"Former" Cyberterrorist, Otaku/Technomancer, Data Security Specialist, Foundation Firebrand, Evading GOD, Tenured Professor at Kyoto University, Hacking Professor||Even|
|Wusan||5||3||Service||Overlord of the Seas||Ocean Bound, Master of the Sea, Purifier, Trick or Treat, Caller of Tides, Ocean Awareness, Sense of Humor, Spirit Bound, Sense of Duty, Sense of Honor||Even|
|Horizon||Full Corporate Citizen||5||26||AAA Rated Corporation||Maintaining||Seattle|
In Character Information
Symbols and Signatures
Produces highly-distinctive specialized simsense content under a well-known online pseudonym, and likes to mark her cybercrimes with a clip to help market her brand (either with a physical chip left in meatspace or a file left on a device/host in the matrix).
Matrix Search Table
|1||A series of meFeed, P2.1, and other social media pages for a mermaid matrix idol, as well as a collection of simsense clips.|
|3||A matrix site where one can purchase calhot-level simsense downloads, along with customer reviews and an archive of live streams.|
|6||A fragmented package of information on a figure called "Sycorax", a suspected dissonant technomancer and ex member of Ex Pacis.|
Shadow Community Table
|1||A mermaid changling, with a tail and everything - apparently some sort of hacker.|
|3||A BTL addict who sells her own work on the calhots market and to the Reality Hackers.|
|5||A technomancer, rumoured to have once been an Otaku, who has significant ties to Horizon.|
|1||Generally healthy, likely high on a BTL chip, is not Awakened.|
|2||No standard-grade cyberware. Has a shimmering teal shade to her aura, with a bright spark in her chest.|
|3||Alphaware: An old-style datajack on the back of her neck, as well as an an Enhanced Augmented Reality Reflex System, an implanted simrig w/ dream link, and a visualizer. Has an impaired ability to regulate her body temperature as well as a slightly weakened metabolism due to metagenetic expression.|
|4||No betaware-grade cyberware. Bioware: Has had some biosculpting work done, as well as eye re-coloration. Essence 4.|
|5+||No deltaware-grade implants. Has been genetically augmented to have enhanced capacity for self-expression, as well as increased susceptibility to narcotics. No nano-tech. Is a technomancer.|
|Miranda Prospero||Horizon||Real (Full Corporate Citizen)||Driver's, Drone, Matrix Software, Restricted Cyberware, Restricted Bioware, Technomancer|
|Misa Agapova||Evo||5 (tied to Day Job)||Cyberdeck, Drone|
|Melody Pond||SpinGlobal||5 (used for shadowrunning)||Cyberdeck, Drone|
A literal mermaid - very clearly a severe case of SURGE, or else the product of extensive bio-modding beyond the ability of most clinics. Has "naturally" blue hair and aqua-coloured scales, as well as skin that glows blue-green in the dark.
Has a tailor to custom-fit all her clothing to accommodate her unique physiology, but typically doesn't bother to wear much aside from an insulated water-proof armour jacket and a necklace of seashells unless the situation demands otherwise.
Custom-programmed with a graphics engine she wrote herself - an ultra hi-rez mermaid with shimmering kaleidoscopic scales which leaves a trail of bubbles in her wake (if interacted with, they pop and play simsense files from her archive of work).