The Cast

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Gulliver – Civilised Sorcerer – played by Chugawuga

Background
Gulliver’s Story From the age of one, Gulliver spent the next eight years as a Ward of the Realm after being left on the steps of an orphanage. Life in the orphanage was harsh, the orphans were fed nearly every day, but the meager rations were not enough to allow them to properly grow. Gulliver’s life evolved around cleaning the orphanage and carrying out menial tasks for the local tradesmen, who in return would make a small donation to the orphanage. The little free time that the orphans had was usually spent down near the docks where they would practice slinging or throwing stones at flotsam. All children at the age of 9 were subject to The Choosing, where local tradesmen,merchants, and ship captains would choose apprentices and workers. Any child who failed to find a choosing was either forced to enlist in the local militia, or were banished from the city. Failing to find a choosing, Gulliver left the city, traveling further down the coast for several weeks before arriving at another town. With only the clothes on his back he was forced to live on the streets, sleeping in alleys and living of scraps. During his first few months of living on the street, Gulliver befriends a one handed ex thief by the name of Handy Jack. Having “lost” his hand after being caught thieving, Jackson O’Leary was making a living as a street busker and small time fence. Under the instruction of Jack, Gulliver learnt how to play the lyre (a once favourite instrument of Jack’s) and how to judge both people and goods, so that the best possible price could be achieved for the items the pair fenced. Several years past, with nothing untowards happening in Gulliver’s life. With Jack’s vocal talent and Gulliver’s increasing proficiency with the lyre, the duo make a meager living busking in the town’s marketplace. Gulliver likeable personality and talent for “fencing” meant that Jack handed more and more jobs to him. It is whilst trying to fence some stolen items from one of the town residence that Gulliver was arrested and put on trial. Facing several years in prison, Gulliver was “saved” by the owner of the stolen goods. The ageing scholar known as Master Heeley requested that Gulliver makes up for his crime by performing a Debt of Servitude. The court agreed and Gulliver was ordered to serve as “houseboy” to Master Heeley for a period of six years. Unbeknown to Gulliver, Master Heeley was both a scholar but also a practitioner of sorcery, and after seeing certain “magical possibilities” in Gulliver, Heeley wanted to see if these “possibilities” could be improved. For the next two years Gulliver performed his duties as a houseboy. Master Heeley then confided to Gulliver his true reasons for keeping him out of prison, and Gulliver, intrigued by the possibilities agreed to start his studies in sorcery. Four years have passed with Gulliver learning the fundamentals of sorcery, and Master Heeley continuing in his studies of a tome written by a powerful sorcerer. The final pages of the tome make reference to the sorcerer traveling to a new world to which Master Heeley believes he knows the location of. With news of a ship leaving for the new lands, and with Master Heeley being too old to complete the journey, he has decided that Gulliver should seek passage on the ship and continue the search for the sorcerer’s teachings.

Description
Gulliver, who prefers to be called Gully is a small scrawny youth who is approximately 17 winters old. His red hair is unkempt and unruly, his eyes are green and his complexion freckled. Gulliver stands at 153cm tall , and weighs in at 38kg He has a small birthmark in the small of his back, in the shape of a sickle blade.

Aims/Motvation
Over the years serving Master Heeley, Gulliver has become rather fond of the ageing sorcerer, and when given the task of furthering both their studies in the magical arts he is eager to complete the given task. Unfortunately, Gulliver’s age means he is very easily distracted, Master Heeley used to say “Gully my boy, starve your distraction, feed your focus” but alas, some lessons are harder to learn than others.

Hengist – Civilised Warrior – played by Longshanksepg

Background
I am a 2nd of three sons and one daughter to a once noble house Aristocratic familywhich ruled over 3 major towns Acton, Alban, Banning and many villages and farm steads, these lands have been in my family for generations. My Father Ablenden ruled justly and fairly, owing his loyalty and oath to the aged King Elmer. Until 20 years ago, I was 5 when the war happened, the king at the time was old very old dying by all accounts. His oldest son Egesa had decided he was not prepared to wait for his father to die of natural causes, thus he plotted to over through his father. To do this he rallied many nobles (his friends) to his side, my father honoured his oath to the king. However, our neighbouring lord Andsaca, from did not. The fighting was swift and bloody, the armies loyal to the king lost and those who were not slain swore a new oath to the new king. My father who took a terrible wound to the head losing his sight as a result, bent the knee swearing an oath of loyalty. The price was terrible, my older brother Heorot of two years was taken as a hostage by the local lord who also claimed most of our land, leaving my family only the poorest of the three towns and a few nearby farms to support us, although even these lands were garrisoned by troops from the new lord Andsaca. To further punish my family, my father was made to swear his oath to not just the new king but the new lord of most of my family’s ancestral lands. For the next few years I would often get into fights with this lord and his troops sons. Until one day, after a particularly viscous fight where one boy I struck with a stone lost the sight of one eye, I was sent by my father to live with his cousin Beadurof a famous warrior and lord who although sided with the old king was too well respected and too powerful for the new king to punish too harshly (like he did with my family). Living in this new place I learnt the trade of a warrior, learning how to fight both individually, as a unit on both foot and horse, I learnt battle tactics and grand strategy, history and all the other skills of a warrior and that of my noble class. Over this time, I built a reputation of being a fearsome swordsman, often accompanying the other warriors on patrols against bandits, roving creatures and small skirmishes with other noble lords, as the new king found entertainment in pitting his lords against each other in small wars. After 20 long hard years I finally managed to gain permission to visit my father and my young sister Bletsung on the eve of her wedding night. Only to have her stolen in the night by a group of mysterious men in the very early hours of the morning, my brother and I Hrypa worse for drink happned to stumble upon this group as they made off with my sister, we fought them as best we could as drunk as we were. Killing a few of them but, not enough my brother not as skilled with the sword as I took a mortal wound to the leg. I carried him to the family house arriving covered in his blood, shouting for help. I grabbed armour and pack, still on the floor of the main hall where I left them to go drinking with my brother, ran to the stables roughly saddling my charger to set off in pursuit, headless to the commotion and danger the attack had caused and would cause. All I could think of was rescuing my sister, who I hardly knew, but she was family and I wanted revenge on the men who had killed my brother. I followed their trail to the port town only to miss them by a day. I know they are sailing for the isle of name and that they wore the emblem of a two headed and hooded snake…

Aims/Motvation
To find his sisters kidnappers and save his sister.

Hasra Khan- Nomadic Scout- played by Medivac

Background
Hasra Khan was born in to the Grey Ghosts Nomad tribe, a small but efficient tribe on the continent of Odes. They only stopped long enough to forage, and hunt, bare children, or bury the dead, and when they moved on, no sign of their passage would be left, to any but the most skilled tracker.

Growing up Hasra Khan was taught everything about Hunting, tracking, and surviving in the harsh environments that could catch any traveler unaware. He would often go alone in to the night, hunting rabbits, and fowl to stock up his mothers provisions, and as time went by his skills grew, he was able to perceive things that where out of place in the woods, or track small creatures to their burrows, but every now and again his confidence would get the better of him, and he find himself turned around, and having to spend precious time retracing his steps.

On Hasra Khan’s 19th birthing Day he was given a Scimitar and Scabbard, as from now on he would be expected to defend the tribe if needed. He was also presented with the usual clothing of the Grey Ghosts, a grey Cloth like armour that wrapped around his body, quilted on the inside, providing warmth and protection, and a coif of the same material leaving just his eyes visible. All good hunters and scouts knew that grey was the colour of the night, not black.

Twelve days later while about to break camp they where attacked by a group of Bandits, not a big enough to group to cause worry, it was just a raiding party. And as the the Bandits turned and made their withdrawl, Hasra Khan gave chase, skirting around the small bushed which allowed him cover to follow unobserved. For hours he stalked them, keeping the same distance away at all times, he had to make sure this wasn’t part of a larger group. Night was starting to fall, and Hasra made the decission to turn back, retracing his steps, he set off back to the tribe.
Just before dawn he arrived back at where he thought his camp had been, but there was no sign, he retraced his steps back out again and then cutting the trail from a different direction. Still nothing, no wheel marks from the wagons, no hoof prints from the horses, but then he knew there wouldn’t be.

Now a two years later, Hasra Khan has all but given up on finding his tribe, or his mother again. His time has been spent with surviving each days new challenges, helping people where he can. Farmers looking for lost animals, seeking children lost in the forests, and hunting game to feed hungry families.Once he even tracked down a group of cattle thieves for the local guards, they raised a glass or 3 to him that night. Realising that there is a bigger world out there, a world of wonder and dread, a world that he would explore, and who knows what adventures he will find or where his feet will take him.


Description


Aims/Motvation

Bartleby Fumus – Civilised Theist of the Twin Moons – played by Mr Pickles

Background
Bartleby was born to a minor merchant family dealing in plant matter, particularly tobacco or tobacco like plants. His mother’s cold strictness and his father’s undying obsession with intoxicants caused Bartleby to leave home at an early age, confident that he could use his musical aptitude to earn a wage on the road.
Unfortunately, Bartleby was set upon by thugs in the first city he visited. They broke his hands, robbed him, and left him for dead. Bartleby would have died if it wasn’t for the priestesses of Amriel who saved him and did their best to repair his mangled hands. When Bartleby finally recovered, he began to feel the presence of Amriel and Marroth looming over him from the heavens above.
When Bartleby finally healed, he asked the priestesses of the abbey what he could do to repay them. They told him to go out into the world again and heal the sickness of humanity.

Description
Bartleby Fumus is a simple man in his early 20’s who appears consistently distracted. His hands are both mangled and scarred; they look unpleasant to use for fine dexterous activities. Dressing in simple travel garb, he bears all of his possessions in a weathered backpack. Bartleby isn’t particularly short or tall nor is he particularly heavy or light.

Aims/Motvation
Bartleby Fumus seeks to help whomever he meets; to heal their injuries, prevent their demise, or purge their sickness. Perhaps he believes that Amriel and Marroth will give him direction or omens to assist him on this quest.

Shadowrun

Lochlan Smith – Dwarven Decker – played by Medivac

Background
Lochlan grew up a small Irish Town. His human mother is Scottish and his human father was Irish, the farm that they called home was a hard place for a child to live, all work and no play. If he would spend most of his time feeding the animals, and working in the fields of when not at school. His true love of though, was his computer, he would Sneak as much time as he could in the matrix, and to be fair, getting into the matrix from this remote area was no mean feat. Lochlan found it difficult growing up being an awakened, a Dwarf born from 2 human parents, rare in these parts, and all the other children reminded him of it every day. The years passed by, and Loughlin began to get a name for himself for being a very good programmer and data analyst, even to the point where the teachers would start asking him how to do things. Then one fateful summer’s day the Trolls came, they moved in to the farmstead next door, and things would never be the same.
At first the Trolls would let their pigs roam over Lochlan’s parents crops, eating everything in sight. And then the family dog, Finn, went missing. They all looked everywhere for Finn, and eventually Lochlan’s father stormed off to see the Trolls. He never came back….

The local police said he had fallen into the river nearby and been swept over the falls, but Lochlan didn’t believe it, he knew the truth,those dirty Trolls had killed him and tossed him into the river, and he made a point of telling everyone who would listen that this must have happened.

Unable to keep the farm running with just the two of them, Lochlan’s mother sold up and moved back to Scotland, to be close to her own family in Glasgow. This was both a blessing and a curse for the now 18 year old Lochlan, as the the local youths would laugh at him, “Look and the pint sized little runt!!” they would shout.
His mother told him to pay no heed, and to concentrate on his University studies. So he did, and on the night times he would walk through the Matrix, manipulating a file here, and a file there. When the first 2 boys that had been harrassing him where picked up by security at a local shopping centre and carted away, because they had outstanding warrant’s, knowone thought anything of it. It was only when the sixth youth was taken by the police in a morning raid, that the gangers started to realise that Lochlan was not someone to mess with. The youth, a tattoo’d 19 year old who the night before had thrown garbage at Lochlan, was arrested for selling illegal tri-vids to kids. Lochlans best work so far, planting the right Vids on the home server, and just a little bit too much money on a Credstick, he’d gone without his comics for a while building up that nest egg, but it was well spent in the end.

At graduation, a message was delivered to Lochlan from a local Data storage company offering him work, he spent the next 7 years there, honing his skills learning more and more about the little backdoors, and trade secrets, and the they hired a Troll. It sat in the next cubicle to him, a day later, Lochlan handed in his notice.
His mother was sad, as he waved goodbye, he had paid for his ticket to Metro and secured an interview with QuBit64, a computer software company. This was his big break!
Now a year later, Lochlan was needing his next BTL ride, Bob would get him what he needed, a good night, with good dreams, “What ever you want! Bob’s yer Uncle!!!” Never enough hours in the day, work, going out with the lads to the local gun range, trying to chat up Patricia, the floors secretary. His life is fun, his life is exhausting….
Lochlan laughed, too many long days and short night’s, just one more night of happiness and then that’s it I won’t have to see Bob again, last time, yes indeed, last time…..

The Data was just there, why would they leave it there? A Corporate take over of a middle sized Data Storage company, it would be wrong if he didn’t tell someone, and so what if they paid a little Nuyen for the heads up, it wasn’t stealing, it was just letting a someone know that they might be in trouble, and the extra cash would get him that new BTL dream that has been hitting the streets.

Slipping past the security now at Qubit64 was getting easier everytime, grabbing a little Paydata here, adding a little data there, and where’s the harm, no one is getting hurt, and no one will ever know.

“So, anyway this Troll comes in to my section, and he’s like ” Tell me where your supervisor is!” And I’m like ” Who are you? And why do you want him?” Patricia explained.
“And he was all ” There has been information given to my competitors that could have only come from here!” And then I showed him my diary with Mr Randall’s appointment’s “You’ll have to come back a week on Tuesday, we’re fully booked!!” Patricia laughed.
Sweat started to form on the back of Lochlans neck, his eyes darting to Pat and then the door, “Haha! Nice one Pat, got to dash, see you soon”

Lochlan casually walked back to his cubical, picked up his Sony Ciy-720 Cyberdeck, and headed for the toilets, once there, he moved himself into the Martix, moving with purpose to the HR hub, and after what seemed like an hour, but in reality was minutes, he stood up and walked out of the building. With his address, and picture ID changed and employment history now updated to long term illness since 2 months before this day. He would lay low, how could this be tracked to him, he wasn’t there, he was ill.

A month has passed and Lochlan, now with very little Cred left after paying his upkeep on his tidy mid range apartment, needs to find some work


Aims/Motvation

Hector – Elven Physical Adept – played by Longshanksepg

Background
Brought Up by his God Father Bruce Rigs (also an Elf) he learnt to fight and shoot at an early age. As he was brought up in a world of Cops, police procedures and gang land violence. However, the legalities of police life did not suit him, often committing minor crimes as a teenager and with the death of his parents hanging over his head heavily. Police life was not for him. His Godfather recommend that he become a Private investigator. Hector found that this to his taste, as it utilised his natural charismatic personality, his skills with weapons and his understanding of the criminal mind along with his love of the old high action western and cop films.

Aims/Motvation
Find out what happened to his parents, as they just vanished without a trace.

Billy Bob – Ork Sammy – played by BigBste

Background
Billy Bob is a ork who was in the British army for 15 years before he got injured and made to leave with no medical discharge he can’t get any money out of them and with no family to turn to he now living on the streets. He takes his skills and starts to do the job as a small time shadow runner the money he has made as gone in to making him stronger faster and better at his job

Aims/Motvation
To be the best shadowrunner

Studley – Human Mage – played by Chugawuga

Background
Stanley is 49 years old, slightly overweight (91kg) with a receding hairline.
He wears round, metal framed glasses which he seems to be constantly pushing back onto his nose.
When travelling from place to place he usually drives a dodge scoot which has a large scooter screen on the front and a top box at the back which he uses to store his helmet in.

He lives at home with his mother, who at 78 years old suffers from various illnesses including diabetes, angina, high blood pressure, and lymphoedema.

Stanley used to be an Investigative Journalist for SBC (Southside Broadcasting Company) where he handled a section of the news which focused on “alternative explanations”.
Due to the rise of several corporate funded media stations SBC was forced to make cut backs and Stanley’s section was one of the first to go leaving Stanley unemployed.

Every Wednesday night he plays D&D with his friends in his mothers basement.


Aims/Motvation