Sp4rks

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Sp4rks
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Field Decker
Decker able to put on the heat virtually and physically
Discord@Onebi#3563
RedditOnebi
MetatypeHuman
Street Cred15
Notoriety4
Public Awareness1
CDP98
D.O.B.27 May 2058
Age24
FolderSp4rks's folder
PriorityMetatype - D
Attributes - B
Magic/Resonance - E
Skills - C
Resources - A


Character Information

Summary

Sp4rks is the kind of Decker that hates to stay behind while the others do the dirty work, especially when fighting for a cause close to his heart. He apparently was involved in some way with the French runner scene before it's Nth revolution came to be. Outside of runs, he often will be found using recreational drugs, screwing around in VR at the same time, and enjoying life in this new country. Sometimes, he works pro bonno for the people that get screwed by mega corps, as he has some gripes with those, albeit he knows that at the end of the day the end justify the means.

Goals

  • Gather the funds to finance a matrix dive in the resonnance realms.
  • Rekindle his activist tendency, by finding a cause he is willing to fight for.
  • Hug his mom

Archieved

  • Rebuild his life in his new home
  • Learn more about AIs and the resonnance, to get a better idea of Marianne's true nature in the hope that it is not an AI.
  • Get a technocritter pet to accompany him on his matrix shenanigans between runs.
  • Make friends locally

Background

Born in France, Syméon had the luck of being born in a wealthy family.

Studying Matrix technologies in the prestigious University of Fontainebleau, he got in contact with a new activist group that aligned with his beliefs of political reform : Section 89.

His beginings in the shadows were timid at first, but the ratification of the infamous Business Recognition Accords following the revealing of the Project Présage threw his life for a loop. Section 89 got up in arms, revendicating Matricial attacks all over Paris and it's most important political and economic centers. Soon, Syméon joined them. He made a significant difference, at his own relatively small scale, over time, he felt a power high that only grew.

When every other criminal organization were being rooted off of Paris by MARIANNE, Section 89 kept the pressure on for deep reforms. Even when nobles fell left and right, he and his team avenged the people, and took the fight to the megacorporations ! At least, that is what he believed. He really was not that good nor experienced, but over time he grew in ability and resolve.

One day, he learnt of a tragedy at the Montparnasse tower, the explosion of whole levels provoked a fire that killed many. His father worked there, and although their relations strained recently due to opposing beliefs he still shared a bond with him. When he learnt that another cell of Section 89 revendicated the attack, he lost all drive and promptly quit his cell, to the dismay of his comrades.

He quickly found out that his hacking attempts were pathetic outside of Section 89, but he is sure it was not his skill that diminished, no. Something fishy was going on. It only took a month before the local Matrix Authorities converged on his activities and had a case strong enough to incur significant prison sentences.

In a hurry, he transferred his heritage from his accounts to Nuyen-based credsticks, used a false ID to buy a Paris-Seattle tickets, and spent his last hour in France with his widowed mother before taking off, mere weeks before the Neo Revolution.

Narrative Significant Qualities

Positive

  • Trust Data, Not Lore - "The cerebral booster i got installed during my teens really showed me how little i can rely on my intuition in tense matrix situations, so i curb that with rigorous procedures."
  • Exceptionnal Attribute (LOG) - "I always had this talent with Cartesian thinking, it's not fair but i might as well make use of it."
  • Impenetrable Logic - "There's nothing quite like the pressure of a menace to focus and get in the flow !"
  • Data Anomaly - "Iterating on my custom Silent Running protocols yielded impressive results ! It's a mystery why not more people use this trick."

Negative

  • Creature of Comfort (Middle) - "Manservants i can do without, but food delivery is not an option."
  • Weak immune system - "Living in a squeaky clean house during my youth did shelter me from falling sick. My immune system is so underdeveloped i fear the simplest cold."
  • Addiction (Mild, Psyche, Trance, Jazz) - "Psyche is really usefull to get in the right mood when hacking on the matrix... But hey, no worries i can stop whenever i want !"

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Dethroning the DissonantAurora10 May 2082
Time to AttackAsmodeusHail to the Pumpking23 April 2082
Psychotropic JungleSarcarian26 March 2082
Fuchi in FocusAurora10 March 2082
Black Site BlueChrisst1117 March 2082
The Deepest DiveOrionsRequiem7 March 2082
Piracy! On The High Seas!Aurora6 March 2082
Bugs in the BankAurora6 March 2082
Route 66: Sabotaging The CompetitionAuroraLike mad max but more guns1 March 2082
A Ghoulish Case Of Heart DeliveryAuroraA Ghoulish Case25 February 2082
A Ghoulish Case Of Bloody BusinessAuroraA Ghoulish Case23 February 2082
Route 66: Side Story, A Silent SiloAuroraLike mad max but more guns22 February 2082
ACHEy Breaky BonesAuroraDeus Machina20 February 2082
Radical nanoRobotic RolloutAuroraTwo Steps Ahead19 February 2082
The Underground Bakery Part 3AuroraBaker Wars18 February 2082
Back From Darkness, Away From LightAsmodeusHail to the Pumpking17 February 2082
That Seems a Little KRIMinal, Wouldn't You Say?Aurora16 February 2082
The Absolute Top of the ProblemOrionsRequiem14 February 2082
Route 66 part 4: ConvoyDoc McGuffinsLike mad max but more guns14 February 2082
Clubbing the CompetitionOrionsRequiemCross Flight Love Fight13 February 2082
Ca1yps0 and the JabberwockAurora12 February 2082
Shades of Grey's AnatomySarcarian12 February 2082
Hundred Year HuntSarcarianThe Crow of Seattle11 February 2082
Soft Beats of an Icy HeartOrionsRequiemCross Flight Love Fight9 February 2082
Quarrelsome QuarrySarcarian9 February 2082
Step Into My ParlorAsmodeusFestering Infestation4 February 2082
Don't Wine About ItTheFrozenMoogle3 February 2082
The Great (Fish) ExtractionAurora2 February 2082
Very (Un)Serious BusinessIsaac31 January 2082
House SittingDraknic27 January 2082
Beans Are Good For YouIsaac26 January 2082
Lifting People UpIsaac24 January 2082
Spark of the Waiting HorrorDraknic21 January 2082
I've got a feeling...Isaac21 January 2082
La Belle ProvinceSarcarian18 January 2082
The Red StarAsmodeus13 January 2082
AstronomiaDrBurst9 January 2082
What? Not Butter!Asmodeus3 January 2082
New Year, nuYouSarcarian31 December 2081
Hot PotatoSarcarian20 December 2081
Krashing the KlavernSarcarian18 December 2081
Worlds CollideAsmodeus15 December 2081
Streetwise HerculesSarcarianShadow Heroes10 December 2081
Introductory EntomologySarcarian7 December 2081
Minor ArcanaSarcarian2 December 2081
There's Always Love for SaleSarcarian27 November 2081
Don of a New EraMudge624 November 2081
Pressing the AttackSarcarian24 November 2081
A Lesson in Not Getting CaughtChrisst111Two Steps Ahead20 November 2081

Affiliations

Former member of a Section 89 terrorist cell.

Contacts

Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Chainsaw Caterpillar 5 4 Fixer(G,N,K,A) Fixer Armored Activist, Save Our Soils, Big "Game" Hunter, Upgrade Complete, HUMINT Management, Cyber-Seeker 1
Argent 1 4 Fixer Street-level Fixer Silver Tongue, Elven Blood 2
Amelia Novak 1 4 Service Urban Primitive The Beast Within, Use Every Part Even
Carly Reeves 4 4 Legwork News Reporter Reporter, Current Events, Sly Investigator, Never Reveal My Sources, Get in. Get the Scoop. Get out. 1
Isadora Windthrope 3 2 Service Rich Girl Tarot Mage Arcane Ritualist, Awakened Club Kid, Divination on Demand, Privileged Family Name Even
Bellerophon 4 3 Generalist Professional Paracritter Hunter Artificer, Fantastic Beasts (and Where to Find Them), Pegasus, Reagent Hunter, The Most Dangerous Game 1
Corf 1 3 Service Helpful Lil' Minecart Rail-bound, Small, Living Transport, Underground, Wild Spirit, Smol 1
Black Lotus [[Contact_Rules#Connection_Rating|]] 3 [[Contact_Rules#Contact_Archetype|]] Even
Night Claws(Contact) 4 4 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
Mr. Bandersnatch 4 1 Service S-K Host Caretaker Lewis Carrol And Nonsense, Null Sect Hatred, Host Caretaker, Foundation Knowledge, Matrix Tutor 1
Faulty 4 1 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 1


Organizations

Allies

Enemies

In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

While not being systematic, Sp4rks like to capture data unrelated to runs and either free it on various datahavens or resell it for personnal profit. Most of the times he does the former, he will leave a virtual object in the form of osiris's eye to signify that all info eventually comes out.

Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result
1 He recently arrived in Seattle and proceeded to build a life for himself there, with his talents with matrix based tech.
3 He seem to come from France, where he was involved in local Quasi-Legal activities that he continues in Seattle. He has moved following the death of a relative of his listed as a victim of a local terrorist organization.
6 He was part of a cell of Section 89, a loose matricial terrorist organisation that fought and eventually provoked the Neo-revolution in France. He seem to have quit it following it's revendication of an attack that killed his father. he also is known and researched by the French government under the name of Syméon Bloom.

Shadow Community Table

Threshold Result
1 A French Decker new to the scene, seems competent and full of goodwill with a slight disdain for Megacorps. Seems to often fall sick.
3 This Decker is talented with physical weapons too, he is heavily augmented and tries to be prepared for most situations. When it gets out of hand, he can be seen using drugs to get out of pinches.
5 He seem to be amassing funds to send a team in France for a run, given that he cannot go back himself. He also often use various drugs and hang around on the matrix, receiving regular deliveries of Psyche. Finally, he sometimes helps people pro bonno if he can defend them against Megacorps, without risking his life doing so.

SINs

[R4] Fake SIN - Jack Docherty, UCAS Citizen [Driver's Licence|Cyberdeck Licence|Restricted Cyberware Licence|Firearms Licence|Drone Licence]

European ID - Syméon Bloom, French Citizen [Driver's Licence|Cyberdeck Licence|Restricted Cyberware Licence]

Appearance

Sp4rks's Avatar

Clothing

this guy's elegant trenchcoat clashes somewhat with his purple hair-do coming straight from the fifties. on closer inspection, you can see he carries a cyberdeck on his lower back.

It's trenchcoat is usefull to hide stuff in, for infiltration, but if he is primed and ready for action you will see a modified AK-97 strapped to his back for easy access. Add to that an Armored jacket and a bunch of ordinance hidden right under the coat itself in case things really goes this way. Finally he has a custom ballistic mask that has an entirely reflecting smooth surface, and project a yellow trid model of osiris's eye a centimeter in front of it in reference to it's Persona.

Matrix Persona

His matrix personna consists of a deep black humanoid through which stars and galaxies can be seen. Around the humanoid is a large coat obscuring most of the silhouette unless the avatar interacts with something. When the avatar interacts with the matrix, it often look like pure void rays or phenomenons, in addition to visual distortions such as those that can be seen around black holes and chromatic aberrations.

Off duty, he will often program in his lobby, sculpted after a medieval observatory with a huge telescope pointed towards the matrix's depths and piles of parchments in drawers. that or he might be chilling on Shadowhaven's host.

Media Mentions

First point of Public awareness

On a social media host used by many Qubecois activists gang, a moderator published this (in French): Shout out to this new face, one of the brave revolutionnaries of the Neo-Révolution of France called Syméon Bloom, who debated with one of our speakers about the way to a better future for our great country. Listen to him explaining to us how the real culprit of our troubles is using our own infighting to keep us distracted, while they continue to destroy what makes the people of Quebec who they are !

[Rally of 18 january 2082.trid][23m04s runtime]

This is a trideo recording starting with a speaker addressing a crowd, stroking the flames of prejudice against anglophones in Québec by associating all anglophones with the effects that globalization had on their once closed off country. At some point, someone speaks up from the front row making a counter argument with a strong French accent, and is invited on the stage by the speaker.

We can see this man starting to debate the speaker on the merits of his point. Most notably the newcomer makes solid arguments about how the people of Québec should be united to have any chance at fighting against the Megacorporations manipulating them to their own benefit.

At some point, the newcomer presents himself as Syméon Bloom, one of the revolutionnaries who led France to it's Seventh republic. He argued how such a future is possible for Quebec too, but to do so it's population need to be strong and united against those who would rather see them weak and appart.

The crowd was utterly engaged, even clapping at the last arguments that Syméon made, at which point the speaker conceded an item to him, saying that he deserved to have it, as it is "the will of the people", and he was worthy to have it. Syméon congratulated his opponent, and commended him as being someone with principles, who he respect for conceding with dignity.

At the end Syméon walks out of the atrium, nearly lauded by the crowd and screams out to them passionately "Quebec is a strong nation, but only together can it's people fight back against those who want to see it down ! To the people of Québec, Unite !"

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