The Pageant of Mysteries
Skinner (player: Phaedrus)
X O O O O
Cool =0 *
Hard =0 *
Hidden Daggers (2-harm hand infinite) – with Rake around Hide doesn’t really need anything overt, but a girl can’t be too careful.
Spectacular tattoos (implanted) – even entirely black and white it’s more ink than anyone has seen in one place in a very long while. Where she got it is a story she tells everyone. Of course, everyone gets a different story.
Pet (valuable alive) – Rake is Hide’s constant companion. They perform together, performing acts of trust and training to astound and amaze. And rake makes sure the marks pay up after the “aftershow” when Hide makes most of her scratch. And pay up they do – and a good thing or keeping Rake in meat would be all but impossible.
Oddments worth 1-barter
Lost: when you whisper someone’s name to the world’s psychic maelstrom, roll+weird. On a hit, they come to you, with or without any clear explanation why. On a 10+, take +1forward against them. On a miss, the MC will ask you 3 questions; answer them truthfully.
(Hide uses this to attract animals as well. She trains and sells them or keeps hem around for show & companionship.)
Artful & gracious: when you perform your chosen art — any act of expression or culture — or when you put its product before an audience, roll+hot. On a 10+, spend 3. On a 7–9, spend 1. Spend 1 to name an NPC member of your audience and choose one:
- this person must meet me
- this person must have my services
- this person loves me
- this person must give me a gift
- this person admires my patron
On a miss, you gain no benefit, but suffer no harm or lost opportunity. You simply perform very well.
If you and another character have sex, choose one:
- You take +1 forward and so do they.
- You take +1 forward; they take -1.
- They must give you a gift worth at least 1-barter.
- You can hypnotize them as though you’d rolled a 10+, even if you haven’t chosen to get the move
From her silhouette, her walk, her voice you could tell she’s female a mile away. Of course, that’s not usually the first thing you notice. She’s bald as an egg, for one. For two, she’s covered head to toe in tattoos sporting a menagerie of HR Giger’s hottest, wettest nightmares.
And for three, well, there’s Rake, the adult male Bengal Tiger that is never far from her side.
She sports a harem girl’s outfit that serves for both business and, well, more business. It’s loose enough for her to do the contortion act that first brought her to Oban, and shows enough skin to ensure her wish is their command.
Hide is a survivor. First rule of survival – be in good with the boss. Oban is Hide’s lover.
Lug seems more interested in saving her than fucking her though, so she lets on just enough of her sob stories to keep him interested. And everyone needs a confidant, right?
Hide is a constant thorn in Gravel’s side. If it isn’t someone squirrelling something away for a night with Hide it’s someone doing her work instead of what Gravel told them to do (Hide is a bit of a lot lizard, and that combined with the Hypnotize part of her Skinner special means, well, a lot of people paying off holds.) They’re not enemies, but not too close either