Friday, June 29, 2018

Sitre Monroe - Scion of Wesir - The Lady of Dreams

Scions of the Second Refinement



Background:

The producer of a horror movie was getting desperate to make sure his movie turned out quite impressive and had begun to bastardize several rituals of Netjer sorcery. Among other things, he was having troubles finding someone for the part of the mummy. Fortunately for him, but unfortunately for her, he encounter Sitre Monroe. She had never really been into religion so when he started talking about prayers or blessings to make her make-up that much more real, she didn't really question it. She needed the money and the job, to be honest, and wasn't being as safe as she should have been.


Her parts of the film were shot and finished over the course of a week, during which time, he managed to keep her from questioning why she was staying in costume even through her sleep and not really heading back home. The rest of the crew found her costume and practical effects incredibly creepy, and it gave her a lot of confidence for her performance. She was feeling pretty good about the job until she finally went home with everything finished and found it impossible to drop the appearance. After her volatile attempt to see the producer, she ended up a bit mention on the news and a tabloid article.

The movie did passably well, though wasn't regarded a success by any means. It did translate into some typecast roles for Sitre, for horror movies that needed someone that looked like a living corpse as well as a small voice acting career. However, mostly now, Sitre acts as an agent for other actors and actresses, especially the young and vulnerable so that she can prevent other people from being taken advantage of the way she was.

Description:  

On first glance, Sitre is an attractive woman of mixed Egyptian and Scottish heritage, but as one gets closer her skin is quickly revealed to be dried and pulled tight over her body. Her limbs and body seem painfully thin and her eyes have a number of burst blood vessels and have a foggy nature that usually one only sees in the dead. In other words, she's the image of a what would happen when a Hollywood producer wants a scary mummy woman but also wants her to be sexy. She tends to prefer long-sleeved silk shirts as the silk helps ease the nearly endless itching over her dried out skin.


Divine Patron: Wesir

Origin Level

Primary Path: Role Path: Advocate for the Hopeful Celebrity - Leadership, Empathy, Persuasion
Contact: Wendell Mason, studio manager
Connections: Voice Actor's Guild, Actor's Guild of America, Entertainment Media
Access: Studio Lots, Conventions

Looking dead has limited the roles that Sitre can take on screen. She still takes acting jobs from time to time, mostly as a voice actor, but spends most of her time trying to protect young actors from people that would take advantage of their naivete in anyway. Most of the predators she finds are horrible enough but not supernatural. However, Fate does draw her toward ghosts and the occult.

Secondary Path: Origin Path: Comfort and Higher Dreams - Culture, Empathy, Technology
Contact: Dr Itet Monroe, Jason Monroe, her parents
Connections: Midwestern hospital and local news office
Access: Parents' friends

Sitre's parents are a former Egyptian army medic and a war-time reporter that met during the first Persian Gulf War. Her mother is now a doctor at a hospital in Kansas and her father works as a station manager at the local news station. They weren't especially rich, but Sitre had never seen her family want for money. She grew up with an eye on star-dom and took herself west.

Tertiary Path: Pantheon Path: Cursed with Warped Ka - Academics, Occult, Persuasion
Contact: Khafra Saif, Priest of Wesir
Connections: Netjer Occultists, Egyptologists
Access:  Netjer temples.

In order to achieve the look of a living corpse, Erich Gunthersen used rituals to cause a warble in her Ka, her vital essence. Unfortunately for Sitre, his meddling drew attention and offense from the Netjer and drew down a curse that caused the ka to be more fully displaced. As a result, Sitre remains alive and healthy for all that she continues to look like she's dead and occasionally draws attention from monsters. The incident has brought her to talk to priests to the Netjer to see if anything could be done to fix the problem.

Abilities:  
Academics **
Athletics
Close Combat
Culture **
Empathy ***** (Catch the Scam)
Integrity *** (Hidden Meanings)
Firearms
Leadership *** (Working with actors)
Medicine
Occult **
Persuasion **** (Acting)
Pilot
Science
Subterfuge
Survival
Technology **

Attributes:  Favored Force - Social, Mental, Physical
Force
  • Intellect ***
  • Might ***
  • Presence ****
Finesse
  • Cunning ***
  • Dexterity **
  • Manipulation ***
Resilience
  • Resolve ****
  • Stamina **
  • Composure ****

Legend: 0


Calling: Leader *

Knacks: Cloak of Dread, Captain of Industry, Good Listener

 

Hero Level

Description: As above though now her death-like features rarely seem to detract from her beauty. She commonly has her relic bandages visible around her neck and whatever portion of her arms or legs are not covered by clothing.

Primary Path: Role Path: Advocate for the Hopeful Celebrity - Leadership, Empathy, Persuasion
Contact: Wendell Mason, studio manager
Connections: Voice Actor's Guild, Actor's Guild of America, Entertainment Media
Access: Studio Lots, Conventions

Now that she has been chosen as a scion of Wesir, her career as a guardian of young hopefuls in Hollywood has expanded and her increasing importance has greater dangers drawn to her awareness. Her attention is also spreading beyond just actors into protection of other careers such as writers and make-up artists. She's found lots of people need protection. 

Secondary Path: Origin Path: Comfort and Higher Dreams - Culture, Empathy, Technology
Contact: Dr Itet Monroe, Jason Monroe, her parents
Connections: Midwestern hospital and local news office
Access: Parents' friends

Sitre's parents are a former Egyptian army medic and a war-time reporter that met during the first Persian Gulf War. Her mother is now a doctor at a hospital in Kansas and her father works as a station manager at the local news station. They weren't especially rich, but Sitre had never seen her family want for money. She grew up with an eye on star-dom and took herself west.

Tertiary Path: Pantheon Path: Cursed with Warped Ka - Academics, Occult, Persuasion
Contact: Khafra Saif, Priest of Wesir
Connections: Netjer Occultists, Egyptologists
Access:  Netjer temples.

Through her interactions with the priests of Wesir, Sitre has come to the attention of Wesir himself. Her Ka is still warped compared to that of most other mortals, but seems to have become solidified into just being her nature.


Abilities:  
Academics **
Athletics
Close Combat
Culture **
Empathy ***** (Catch the Scam)
Integrity *** (Hidden Meanings)
Firearms
Leadership *** (Working with actors)
Medicine
Occult **
Persuasion **** (Acting)
Pilot
Science
Subterfuge
Survival
Technology **

Attributes:  Favored Force - Social, Mental, Physical
Force
  • Intellect ***
  • Might ***
  • Presence ****
Finesse
  • Cunning ***
  • Dexterity **
  • Manipulation ***
Resilience
  • Resolve ****
  • Stamina **
  • Composure ****
Legend: 1

Calling: Leader *, Guardian **, Judge **

Keywords: Inspiration (Leader), Dreams (Guardian), Youth (Guardian), Abuse (Judge), Talent (Judge)

Title: The Lady of Dreams

Knacks: Cloak of Dread (Leader), Captain of Industry (Leader), Good Listener (Leader), Lie Detector (Judge), The Truth Arises (Judge), A Purpose (Guardian), A Sentinel (Guardian)

Purviews:
  • Innate - Heku
  • Innate - Death
  • Artistry (Acting)
  • Beauty

Boons: Muse's Kiss, The Way of All Flesh

Birthrights:
  •  The Wraps of Aset - Relic *****
    • A set of silk bandages which are treated with several spices and medicines. They appease the constant itching that Sitre's condition makes her suffer from while also giving her greater access to power.
    • Worn
    • Beauty
    • Artistry (Acting)
  • Isabella Mirrele - Guide ** 
    • Isabelle is a Priestess of Aset and was the one who came to Sitre and offered to introduce her to some people that could help her.
    • Asset Skills: Occult, Empathy
    • Guide Stunt: When trying to ascertain whether a person is afflicted by a supernatural force spend 1-3 successes toward an Complication that takes place the next time someone tries to use the same effect on Sitre or someone she's protecting within her line of sight. Failing to pay-off the complication partially reflects the curse on the caster.

Scions of the Second Refinement


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