Rage Across Baltimore
Willow "Saves-the-Lost" Shaeffer
Metis, Theurge, Children of Gaia Adren
Name: Willow Shaeffer
Concept: Urban Locavore Activist
Mental: Intelligence 4 Wits 4 Resolve 4
Physical: Strength 3/4/6/5/3 Dexterity 3/3/4/5/5 Stamina 3/4/5/5/4
Social: Presence 3 Manipulation 3/2/0/0/0 Composure 3
Talents: Alertness 3, Athletics 3, Brawl 3, Dodge 2, Empathy 3, Expression 0, Intimidation 1, Primal-Urge 3, Streetwise 2, Subterfuge 2
Skills: Animal Ken 1, Crafts 2, Drive 0, Etiquette 1, Firearms 1, Leadership 3, Melee 0, Performance 0, Stealth 2, Survival 2
(secondary) Iskakku 3
Knowledges: Computer 1, Enigmas 4, Investigation 2, Law 0, Linguistics 0, Medicine 2, Occult 4, Politics 0, Rituals 3, Science 0
Backgrounds: Kinfolk 2, Resources 2, Rites 2, Totem 6
Gifts: (1) Jam Weapon, Mother’s Touch, Persuasion, Primal Anger, Scent of the True Form, Sense Wyrm, Spirit Speech, Truth of Gaia, Tireless Running
(2) Grandmother’s Touch, Name the Spirit, Rooftop Sprint, Sight from Beyond, Strength of Purpose, Unicorn’s Arsenal
(3) Chameleon, Drop the Tail, Pulse of the Invisible
Rites: (1) Binding, Cleansing, Moot Rite, Opened Caern, Spirit Awakening, Talisman Dedication
(3) Dreaming, Fetish
Renown: Glory 6 (temp 2), Honor 4 (temp 4), Wisdom 9 (temp 6)
Rage 5, Gnosis 6, Willpower 7
Willow Shaeffer is a slender albino of average height. Her violet eyes and stark white hair lend her delicate features an elfin cast. She affects boho-hippie-chic clothing styles, reflecting her upbringing on a Children of Gaia communal farm. The yards of flowing fabrics and large hats also shield her from the burning effects of the sun’s rays when she’s overseeing her prized urban gardens.
A.k.a. “Gluten Free”!
Willow’s metis flaw is easy to spot; she’s an albino, with violet eyes and a certain exotic appeal to her. Willow has some history with the Garou of Baltimore, although she was not raised in the city (for obvious reasons). Having survived the painful and bitter slog to what passes for adulthood among metis, she’s migrated back to the city, only to be largely ignored by the resident septs.
Now, with the Garou on the verge of losing the city entirely, they’re forced to turn to the sorts they normally dismiss as freaks to help turn the tide.
Chronologically, at the beginning of the game she’s 14, but looks 18 due to the vagaries of metis maturation. Her Kin boyfriend actually is 18, though. Willow spent the first 8 years of her life in a root cellar. But she’s better socialized than many metis, because of the communal atmosphere of the farm where she lived.
Willow moved to the city about two years before the start of the chronicle, and renovated an old row house near downtown, with a vacant lot next door converted into an urban garden. She was not welcomed by the local septs, however. The Fianna had no use for a metis, and the Glass Walker skyscraper caern might have, had she been more citified. But she has been around to see it fall, and now the Fianna are just going to have to take what they can get. Willow also has a driving need to prove herself, and finally has a chance.
She and her Kin friend sell fresh produce to some of the local trendy restaurants, and he scrounges for discarded furniture to ‘repurpose’ and sell it to eco-minded yuppies. Their living space is all recycled and repurposed items, with a boho shabby chic vibe to it.