John Brown

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John Brown
Social Adept/Shaman
Magical Neo-A Con Man
Street Cred0
Public Awareness0
Titles and Awards0
D.O.B.February 17, 2058
FolderJohn Brown
Metatype - D
Attributes - C
Magic/Resonance - A
Skills - B
Resources - E

Character Information


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)

Chain Breaker

School of Hard Knocks

Sensei - Ariel Lopez instructs him on the ways of summoning spirits

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
The Dead and The DyingAtlatl7 September 2081
A Cruel Angel's ThesisGhostlinSuffer the Children19 August 2081
Shimmer Shiny SeaChrisst11116 August 2081
Leave the Cage and Take the KeyGhostlinAdversaries12 July 2081
Standing StillGhostSuffer the Children24 June 2081
Heart of StoneArcaneFuror21 June 2081
On the Importance of FamilySedatedAlice4 June 2081
The Weekend WarriorAtlatlThe Farm and The Furious3 June 2081
Double Grande Nachos Supreme With ChickenAurora26 May 2081
WPOP RaveAurora18 May 2081
Adolescent Surged Shinobi AmphibiansDoc McGuffins17 May 2081
A Ghoulish Case Of Ghoul-HatredAurora15 May 2081
The Battle of SolaceDarklordiablo
Project Insight14 May 2081
My HeroTeksuraShadow Heroes13 May 2081
A Shadowrun Based on Crywank's A Soreness So Familiar It Soon Becomes UnquestionedBurstDance Around The Fire That We Once Believed - The Ex-Firewatch Story6 May 2081
No Grave But the SeaTekomandor16 April 2081
Dogs vs CatsDocGod Save the Queen7 April 2081
Intern ReturnTeksura24 March 2081



Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
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 LiftđŸ’Ș Even


Contact Position Connection Faction Rep Archetype Health Location
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,

Matrix Persona


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