City Lights at Night
Motley: Ten-Bones Ten-Pins
Mental Attributes: Intelligence 2, Wits 3, Resolve 1
Physical Attributes: Strength 3, Dexterity 2, Stamina 2
Social Attributes: Presence 2, Manipulation 3, Composure 3
Mental Skills: Crafts 1 (comic books), Investigation (appraisal) 2, Politics 1
Physical Skills: Athletics 1, Brawl 1 (pins), Survival 2, Weaponry (clubs) 3
Social Skills: Empathy 2, Intimidation 4 (I said four dollars), Persuasion 2, Socialize 1, Streetwise 2
Merits: Resources 2, Strong Back, Language (Spanish) 1, Mantle 2 (Spring), Contacts (thieves) 1
Contracts: Stone 3, Eternal Spring 2
Max Glamour: 10
Frailty: Cannot abide the touch or taste of pepper
Seeming Blessing: Spend Glamour on a one-to-one basis to increase pools containing Strength, Brawl or Intimidate
Seeming Curse: No 10-again on Composure rolls, with the exception of Perception rolls. Penalty of -1 when using Composure as a defense trait
Kith Blessing: The Cyclopean can can Smell the Blood, gaining 8-again on all Wits-based Perception rolls.
Huh? Oh, hey bro, didn’t see you come in. You lookin’ for something particular? Just lookin’, huh? That’s fine, don’t worry about it. We got the new Batman in, though. Yeah, boy, good shit. Got Scarecrow this time. Love that guy. Tim Sale did the art, too, and he kicks ass.
I mean, if you’re looking for the more indie stuff, that’s over there next to the CDs. Yeah, that’s it. I got Transmetropolitan, I got Dark Knight Returns, and there should be some Alan Moore in there, too. Still waiting on getting Watchmen back in stock, though. The Ambassador bought the last one, but I can put your name on the list if you want. No? Nah, it’s cool.
You a big man, you know that? You probably had similar circumstances to me, I bet. Yeah, back there in the bad-news. Arcadia. Freak Central, U.S.A. Well, I guess it wasn’t really in the U.S. any more. Mine was no good, man. That old Man in the Moon hauled my black ass all the way to the dark side, blindfolded and all. Got big and tough without any air, and learned to see with my, well, with these guys on my hands. Don’t worry, they just look like tats to the normals.
Just the Superman for you, then? No problem, my man. You want that in a bag? You got it. Gotta have something to read on your lunch break, am I right? I figured. You take care, big guy. I think I see my man Ondrej comin’ up the block. I got Batman all set for him. Life’s good, y’know?
“He was the one who found me when I was Lost. I owe him a debt that will never be repaid. I followed a statue of liberty out of the Thorns that first time. And when I got back to this world there was Charlie. When I was tired with the cuts of the thorns, when I was poor with nothing but what I could grab from Him, when I fought as hard as I ever have to get the only thing that really matters, freedom, when I arrived on this side again, wretched and homeless, Charlie was there.”