|Magical Neo-A Con Man|
|Titles and Awards||0|
|D.O.B.||February 17, 2058|
Metatype - D
Attributes - C
Magic/Resonance - A
Skills - B
Resources - E
A Neo-A street shaman and social adept trying to get by and make the world a little better in the process, if he can. John Brown uses his immense (and magically enhanced) charisma (and a bit of occasional illusion magic) to talk his way into wherever he wants to be. Somewhat naive, he is devoted to his beliefs and genuinely believes that the corps could fall one day, and that if their control over the people were weakened, a classless stateless utopia could be formed with the technology currently available.
- Support his community of Ass End
- Survive in the corporate hellscape that is modern Seattle, and maybe find a couple people worth protecting
- Protect the spirits of the city
- Reduce corporate power, by any means necessary
- Serve Queen Elizabeth XXIII, for she is both mighty and adorable. God save the Queen.
Born SINless on the streets of Seattle, Johann Sanderson lost his parents around the age of 7. After that, he grew up as part of a gang of child thieves (he would provide a distraction and beg for nuyen while others picked pockets). Life was hard, and food was scarce, but he was generally able to get enough to eat, and he grew up sturdy, if scrawny. Sometime around 18, when he was serving as the adult gang leader's second in command, someone got caught during a routine job and flipped on the gang rather than face prison. After a brutally short shootout, the leader was killed, along with those kids stupid enough to put up a fight. The rest were arrested. Johann was off trying to get answers about the missing kid when the raid happened, and came back just as the raid began. He walked past the condemned building that had been his home and the gang that had been his family and just kept walking.
At this point, the only family he'd ever known scattered to the wind, Johann survived by begging and pulling short cons on tourists. He developed a Betel habit, as the cheaply available gum let him spend more hours a day separating rubes from their pocket change and maybe get enough to eat. Of course, before long, the gum became more of an expenditure than the food, and he ended up even worse off. He was starving and begging for a meal, malnourished to the point of near-death when he first discovered his magic and met Raven. He quickly went from two-bit con man to expert social adept, a leader and negotiator who can simply ask for whatever he wants and get it, and he pledged to become strong enough to protect and support those close to him. Raven led him on a months-long walkabout through the city, eventually leading him to settle down in Ass End, where he took to neo-anarchism like a fish to water, using his magic to serve the community and discovering more about what he could do along the way. He also became food-secure for the first time he can remember, and became a bit less frail, although the years of malnutition have left a mark on him physically. However, after advancing his craft about as far as he could, he realized two deeply unfortunate truths: (a.) he could be doing more for the cause, and (b.) needed cash. Formulae, foci, and reagents all aren't cheap, and he wants to be able to build a lodge for his magic and pursue deeper mysteries of shamanism. He had heard of the runner group Black Star, and decided that he had found his calling.
Taking the name of an old radical leader of centuries past, he slowly acquired a set of basic gear and got ready to start taking on shadowruns.
After his second run, he met Queen Elizabeth XXIII, a free cat spirit and now occasional roommate, who stops by for her nightly bowl of milk.
Narrative Significant Qualities
Code of Honor: Harmony With Nature, The Shaman's Code - Opposed to the creation of unjust hierarchies, John will never bind a spirit without a consensual compact being struck.
Mentor Spirit (Raven)
School of Hard Knocks
Sensei - Ariel Lopez instructs him on the ways of summoning spirits
|Joseph Speaks-With-Rivers||5||2||Custom(G,A,K,N)||Talismonger||Enchanter, Urban Shaman, Talismonger, Talislegger, Teacher, Painted Horse Lodge||Even|
|Tellestra O'Byrne||3||2||Fixer(N,K,G,A)||Danaan Agent||Scary Woman, High Society Elf, Playing Both Sides, Tir Operative||Even|
|Juan Lopez||5||1||Custom(G,A,K,N)||Forger||Fake ID, Master Forger, Matrix Presence, Relaxed Life, Unsuspected, Burner SIN||Even|
|Handy Andy||4||2||Fixer(G,A,K,N)||Neo-A Weapons Dealer||Black Star Fixer, Community Weapons Manager, Have You Considered Something a Bit Bigger?, The Best Stuff's In The Back, Stay Safe Out There!||Even|
|Queen Elizabeth XXIII||6||3||Legwork||Free Spirit||Alley Cat, Anarkitty, Queen of the Cat's Paws, Tails from the Astral, Gossiping Free Spirit, Purrceptive Prowler, Cat and Mouse, Mew-sic of the Spheres, Hungry Free Spirit||Even|
|Ariel Lopez||4||2||Generalist||Shamanic Talismonger||Shaman, Teacher, Enchanter, Hell's Kitchen, Poor Networker, Survivalist, Ritualist||Even|
|Bold||2||3||Custom(K,A,G,N)||Super Hero||Blissfully Unaware, Superhero, Mob Buster, Gang Buster, City Watch||Even|
|Doctor O+||4||2||Custom(G,A,N,K)||Street Doc/Organlegger||Medical, Illegal, Organlegger, Ghoul Organlegger, Armorer, Ware, Rarities||Even|
|Chipper||4||2||Service||Subterranean Shinobi Master||Not All There, Rival to EVO, Witty Sensei #1, Bach #2, Mozart #3, Handel #4, Haydn #5||Even|
|Corf||1||1||Service||Helpful Lil' Minecart||Rail-bound, Small, Living Transport, Underground, Wild Spirit, Smol||Even|
|Mint||3||2||Fixer||Farm Operations Officer||Construction Contractor, Green Thumb, Beacon of Hope, Earth Aspect||Even|
|Felipe Chandler||3||2||Custom (K,N,A,G)||Child Psychologist||Drugs, Child at Heart, Psychology, Doc Wagon||Even|
|Mary Claire||3||1||Fixer||Fixer/Club Girl That Never Grew Up||Gossip, Infobroker, Drugs, Nightlife Denizen, Corporations, Hard to Reach||Even|
|Sean Dempsey||2||2||Custom (K,N,A,G)||Adjunct College Professor||Rugby Hooligan, Celtic Mythology Professor, I Spend Most Of My Time At University||Even|
|Jet Set||6||1||Custom(A,G,K,N)||C-5 Galaxy Owner/Operator||Time/Distance, Island Hopper, SAR Squad, JP-5 for Blood, Mister Missile, Aircraft Sensei, Fulton Extraction???, Care Package Inbound, Heavy Lift💪||Even|
|City Watch||Reserve Member||2||15||Super Heroes||Maintaining||Puyallup|
|Solace||Member||1||18||Church of all Faiths||Bruised||Touristville|
- 1 Rep with Ex-Firewatch
- 4 DocWagon Rep
In Character Information
Symbols and Signatures
Matrix Search Table
Shadow Community Table
John Winters - A Rating 6 fake SIN, a wagemage for SK
*has Rating 6 fake licenses for Automatics and being a Mage
Whipcord-thin and short for an elf, John Brown's trid-handsome face is marred only by the bluish stain his Betel habit has left on his teeth. His hair would look shaggy on someone less attractive, but he manages to make it look ruggedly handsome or disheveled and lost, depending on what he's going for at the time, and his eyes are a piercing shade of emerald green. He shows signs of years of malnutrition for those who know what to look for, but has been eating fairly well for the past few years, and doesn't appear quite as gaunt as he used to.
Armored Jacket over old band T-shirts, combat fatigues,
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