3 ROs in total now!
Elza — The claymore wielding, Scottish were-bear. (Available to all):
She’s a sturdy 6 feet and naturally well-built with fiery orange hair that’s buzzed on the left side but cascades across and down the right to contrast exotically with striking blue eyes. She’s got a good heart, an implacable smile and is a well-known serial bear hugger even when not in bear form. She has a general lust for life and optimistic energy, but can fall back into a thick Scottish accent if agitated. However, that’s rare because she’s part bear; not much worries her.
She’s an enforcer of Ma’at and your old partner so you already have a very friendly rapport with her. However, with a bit of nudging she might be able to become something more. Also, your familiar already likes her which is always a plus. Jealous familiars-in-law can be such a pain.
Staring down the line of samurai golems looking to slice us to shreds, I hear Elza’s lilting voice next to me. “Well, there’s one thing we should be thankful fer’.”
“Oh, yeh?” I ask, honestly curious as I turn to look at the woman and notice her claymore angled eagerly in front of her.
“Aye. At least they aren’t Scots.” She smiles.
I roll my eyes as the samurai charge.
Rowan — Fellow stage magician and performance partner (Likely will be available to all):
You’d think a magician would be numb to mundane life and that’s why they escape to performing magic tricks, but instead Rowan finds wonder and magic wherever he looks. However, he’s been down ever since his father took badly ill so you don’t catch him in such a mood as often as you’d like. Still, on the rare day when you manage to elicit his sunny side, he has a childlike wonder and general enthusiasm that’s hard to deny and is completely infectious. He’s never left the city and seen the world, so you’re quite sure that if he ever does, his head might explode.
“I used to hang out here all the time with my dad when I was a kid. Too bad we can’t get in.” Rowan laments as he wistfully gazes into the abandoned arcade.
“Yeh.” I murmur. “It’s a shame. It would probably take a magician to pull off something like that. Too bad we don’t know any.” I take an innocent slurp of my drink as I stick my face up to the glass, my plan in full swing.
Rowan crosses his arms as he raises an eyebrow at me, tempered excitement creeping into his eyes.
I can’t help but laugh when, on cue, the lights buzz to life as if by magic. But magic’s easy. What made this gift special is that there wasn’t any.
The Stranger — A Super Hero? A magical? Maybe just a free spirit? (Available to all):
Really, you have no idea what he is. He just seems to show up places with a smile and an agenda, accompanied with some flirting. Some think he’s charming while others think he’s a sleaze, and you’re not quite sure whose side he’s on. Will you engage with his flirting or shut him down at first glance?
This relationship is mainly designed to be a bit of fun and a bit of drama. His main goal in life seems to be to get ahead any way he can and he holds a strange grudge for you, so the question is whether you can enchant him enough to want to stay behind.
As I rush into the room I slam the door behind me and let out a frustrated sigh when I notice that there’s no lock: only a table and a couple of chairs decorate the small room. With few options, I drag over the table and fuse its legs into the ground to make opening the door much harder.
“Going to help this time?” I ask, not even deigning to look at the glamoured figure standing in the corner of the room.
The Stranger seems only mildly surprised that I’d noticed him there. “Oh, but I do so enjoy the struggle.” Purrs the shadow-cloaked figure.
With a kick I send one of the chairs skidding over to him before giving him an inviting bow. “Then might I suggest you sit down and enjoy the show?”
My smile and light bow are only mildly affected by the door cracking behind me.
Chapter 4 Progress: Chapter 4 is coming along bear-ingly (Ha! That pun doesn’t even make sense). I was worried it was being structured to become a bit of a bore but now I think it’s planning out to be quite fun. Thanks to Elza’s pension for trouble, you’ll be able get to into a scrap with a Super, dig up a body or be a good warlock and do none of the above! After all, you have a show tonight, getting injured might impact your performance.
It will still be a little while because I want to also add in Stats. That’s right, Stats are finally coming! I’ll do an update on them in a little while but they should be interesting. A mix of attributes, spells, perks 'n quirks to add a little flavour to scenes and a means to keep track of each of your personas!