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Character Notes for "Indispensable to Each Other" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Character Notes for "Indispensable to Each Other"
Here are the character notes for "Indispensable to Each Other."


Boris the Brawn (Boris Horachek) -- He has pinkish-fair skin, brown eyes, and brown hair buzzed very short with a similarly short mustache and beard. He is very muscular. Due to injuries sustained in a cape fight, Boris lost both legs, the left just above the knee and the right at mid-thigh. He can walk using prosthetic legs, but his agility is much better on wheels. He usually rides a heavy-duty sport chair with canted wheels and fold-down handles. Most of the time he propels himself, but one of his good tricks is holding heavy objects for someone else to maneuver, and sometimes it helps to have another person steering his wheelchair while he has his hands full. Boris is a retired Kraken field operative who has settled comfortably into his new position as Head of Security for Arcadia East in Providence, Rhode Island, a mixed-use facility with two levels of public housing above a shopping mall. He lives in Unit 310. Unfortunately, not everyone cares that he retired, and sometimes old enemies still hunt him down to make trouble. As a hobby, he collects tattoos on his own body, in art prints, and several tanned human hides.
Origin: Boris started out as an ordinary minion for Kraken, and was offered a chance at zetetic enhancement. It worked, and he developed Super-Strength.
Uniform: The more formal security uniform is pressed cotton trousers and button-up shirt in royal blue with the Arcadia East logo in red on the shirt pocket. Less formally, there are polo shirts and t-shirts in the same colors. Off duty, Boris likes men's casual outfits. He prefers comfortable bottoms because he sits down most of the time, but he likes to wear shirts a size too small so they cling and show off his muscles. In winter, he loves thin sweaters with negative ease that look painted on.
Qualities: Master (+6) Perseverance, Expert (+4) Head of Security, Expert (+4) Wheelchair Agility, Good (+2) Intimidation, Good (+2) Tactics & Strategy, Good (+2) Tattoo Collector
Poor (-2) Enemies from the Old Life
Powers: Good (+2) Super-Strength
Signature Stunt: Trolley. When holding onto a heavy object, he can extend his Super-Strength so that another person can help maneuver it, much as if both of them had Super-Strength.
Motivation: To keep a lid on it.

This unit is reserved for housing project staff. It belongs to a retired Kraken operative who uses a wheelchair. Boris the Brawn has super-strength and serves as head of security for Arcadia East.


Prism (Chesa Wang) -- She has amber skin, almond-shaped black eyes, and long straight black hair. Her heritage includes Filipino and Chinese. She speaks Arabic, English, Esperanto, Filipino, French, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish. Prism is a gray-cape teleporter willing to work in moderately risky situations. She wants to work her way up from warm zone to hot zone activity.
Origin: She used to live in Westbord. During an earthquake, the building above her began to crumble, sending shards of glass toward the street below. Prism teleported away from the scene.
Uniform: Women's athleisure wear.
Qualities: Good (+2) Athletic, Good (+2) Determination, Good (+2) Languages, Good (+2) Teamwork, Good (+2) Visual-Spatial Intelligence, Good (+2) Warm Zone Worker
Poor (-2) Scary-looking Superpower
Powers: Good (+2) Fragmentary Teleporter
A fragmentary teleporter is one who breaks up on transit. In this case, Prism and the area immediately around her first facet into small planes and then shatter to reform elsewhere.
Vulnerability: Prism is seriously afraid of earthquakes and has difficulty functioning through one. She has a tendency to teleport reflexively.
Motivation: To keep moving.

See Prism's Break Glass T-shirt from Officer Pink, and her Break Glass Ceiling T-shirt from Calliope.


Noria Bonn -- She has tinted skin and gray eyes. Her straight hair is pale blonde streaked with darker blonde, cut just below her shoulders. She is tall and sturdy. Noria works for the Emergency Medical Services Authority in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She loves her job and does it well, but has a hard time finding a boyfriend who will put up with the burdens that her vocation places on a relationship. Still, she feels confident that she'll find the right guy someday. Noria looks up to Calliope and admires her emergency work; after the squall line swept through Oklahoma, Noria felt inspired to take more training in hopes of serving as a cape liaison in future emergencies. She partnered with Boris the Brawn during the Mixed-Cape Emergency Response course.
Qualities: Good (+2) Constitution, Good (+2) Interpersonal Intelligence, Good (+2) Networking, Good (+2) Optimist, Good (+2) Paramedic
Poor (-2) Unlucky in Love

Lavinia Queen -- She has fair skin, brown eyes, and wavy brown hair to her shoulders. She has a round face and a slender body without much curvature. Lavinia lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she runs teambuilding events. Her outgoing nature and communication skill make her popular and effective in this role. However, she hates being alone.
Qualities: Expert (+4) Extrovert, Good (+2) Graceful, Good (+2) Linguistic Intelligence, Good (+2) Teamwork Trainer
Poor (-2) Being Alone

Pushka Radloff -- He has tawny-fair skin, dark blue eyes, and short brown hair. He has a squarish face and a slim body. After Kraken rescued Pushka from a bad foster placement, he began doing odd jobs for them, and they gave him some of his first aid training. Currently he serves as an EMT in Weston, Connecticut. So far, he only works in cold or warm zones, but he wants to become a combat medic and add hot zones. His skill in gizmology makes Pushka a real asset, and he wants to work with bleeding-edge medical equipment. Although successful in school and work, he feels that the foster system let him down and he'll never find a real family to call his own.
Qualities: Expert (+4) Helpful, Good (+2) EMT, Good (+2) Fast, Good (+2) Gizmologist
Poor (-2) Foster Kid

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