Melissa Cartway - Nonconformist Spirit

Aspects

Type Aspect
High Concept An Inventive Girl that works her way as she can
Dificuldade “What?! How so… I can’t do this?!”
  Knows also about etiquette and deportment
  Madam Sheridan’s Orphan’s House And Boarding School
  Is not against mess herself while doing things

Approaches

Approach Level
Careful Fair (+2)
Clever Fair (+2)
Flashy Good (+3)
Forceful Average (+1)
Quick Mediocre (+0)
Sneaky Average (+1)

Centurion Stunt

  • If life give you lemons…: Melissa is adept on using everything to survive and grow up, since her coming into the Orphan’s House. If Melissa can explain how things and people, put together, could be useful for her objectives, she receives +3 for Creating Advantages while being Clever

Common Stunts [ Refresh: 2 ]

  • I Just Have the thing: (p.92)
  • Hey Did I Ever Tell You About…: (p. 95)
  • Raconteur: (p. 100)

Appearance

Anyone that see Melissa Cartway thinks that, when she grow out as a debutante, she’ll be the typical Southern Belle for sure: big green eyes, red hair and a Snow white skin. Helps the fact that she knows how to dress grecefully and apropriate for the occasion. However, her eyes shows that she want to go over what people think she should be.

Behavior

Melissa is being educated and prepared to be the typical christian woman and accept this for sure…

Or at least is what everyone thinks.

In fact, Melissa want to go over this: at the same time she learn well their Home Ecconomy classes, learning how to bake cakes and sweets, she also wants to learn everything she can that could be useful, being good in topics that people never would imagine a little girl like her would like, like latin, economy, maths and history.

In everyone’s mind, this is a way that Mellisa have to assure a good marriage in the future. For her, this is a good disguise and maybe even a good prospect, as far this assure she achieve what she wants.

History

For the Cartways, what would be a great blessing turned into tragedy.

In December 31st, 1900, Jeniffer Cartway, Ms. Robert Cartway, farmers in New Mexico, started to fill the contraptions a little before the New Year’s Mass. They so got into the doctor that explained her birthgiving would be a complex one, as Melissa (the name chosen by the mother, née Jeniffer McCoulaugh, as it means The Servant of God, from the Irish Maoilíosa) was into a wrong position, so they would try a caesarian.

To turn things worse, they didn’t know about the bandits in the region. And they invaded the doctors’s house.

They had opened fire and Robert chose to protect his wife and daughter-to-be, and was shot and died, although he shot the bandits menace away.

With all this, even Melissa’s birth, in the stroks of the new Century beginning gave Jeniffer no hapiness. She, sadenned and unhappy with his husband lost, had not lived much more, staying alive just time enough to wean Melissa at 6 month, and died.

In their will, they opted to send her child to Madam Sheridan’s Orphan’s House And Boarding School, in New York City, their property being sold and the money put into a Fund for her education till she got over a College, even a University.

Those were the terms that Esther Sheridan accept to create a great friend’s daughter she lost into tragedy into her Orphanage. Although things were not as good as she wanted, she did her best to warrant Melissa (and all the kids in the Boarding School) a good schooling and education, using for this the support of the good men and women from the Society she’s part of, the Century Club. They help her, offering classes for the kids at low cost, or even pro bono.

In the meantime, Melissa learned everything she could about everything. However, from the beginning, three behaviors marked her: politeness, learning and following the social norms; cleverness, being able to learn everything she want; and nonconformism: although she learned the polite ways of a Lady, she never looked to be conformed with this.

It was when Mellisa learned about her past from Madam Sheridan: she always knew she was her personal tutor, but never about her origins, or about her mother dying just a little after her birth. And also not about why were so important she being born at January 1st, 1901. And since then, Esther had tuteled her, after school, into some specific topics that Melissa should need to learn, with her friends from the Century Club.

Mairead Mag Raith (McRae), Community Spirit

Aspect

Type Aspect
High Concept A girl from a Irish family that lives for her community
Trouble “Not having much is not an excuse to share” - Samaritan to the core
  Touched by the Sidhe? - Hair and Eyes with “bright” colors
  Lady Danaan knows how I think
  Tales, Legends and Stories

Approaches

Approach Level
Careful Good (+3)
Clever Fair (+2)
Flashy Fair (+2)
Forceful Average (+1)
Quick Average (+1)
Sneaky Mediocre (+0)

Centurion Stunt

  • Dagda’s Cauldron: Mairead is blessed with a quasi-supernatural knack to find and use everything around her to feed and provide herself and/or everyone with they need. Twice per session, Mairead can declare that she can take what is near her to provide everyone with their basic needs. This came in game as Aspects with one Free Invoke per Aspect, that are named like “This grub is really good!” or “Those clothes in the trash are still good to be used!”.

Common Stunts [ Refresh: 3 ]

  • I Just Have the thing: (p.92)
  • Q.E.D.: (p.93)

Appearance

Mairead is called as Touched by the Sidhe, as her appearance is very uncommon: copper colored and almost metallic, very bright hair, and also very green, emerald-like eyes. Impressively, no matter her clothes state, no matter how much patches she herself applied into her dresses, she always looks like an angel or a little pixie of a fairy.

Behavior

Mairead lives for their communities: no matter the group, she always thinks on herself as a support, a glue that make people stay into the group as a whole. She don’t like to be alone, but has no problem to be a small part on a big group. Besides, she knows how to deal with great groups: her typically Irish raising, with lots of brothers and sisters, provided her with the tools she needs to deal on those cases.

History

The Irish Great Famine, that longed between 1810 and 1879, caused a great Irish Diaspora to form into United States. And into the last families that ran away from Irish were born Connor and Eileen MagRaith, that married in 1890. For 10 years they worked hard and raised money to buy a small house in New York, where he worked as docker and she worked as teacher. Life was not easy, money was always short, but they were always worried with their neighbors, many times receiving those into worst situation into their home.

Eileen’s delivery was commemorated by everyone into the neighborhood, and the birthing at the strokes that marked the new century beginning was taken as a good auspice, even more when they all saw the little almost emerald green eyes and the little very red, between copper and blood, eyebrows.

And, with time, this grew even more patent, when little Mairead helped her parents tidying home, and the community with many things: going to buy some potatoes and vegetables, making bread, play the violin in the parties, even doing some little magic tricks to cheer up those smaller then her in the Easter time. All those talents, showing with time, made everyone think that she was somewhat “touched by the Sidhe: in fact, the respected (and sometimes feared) bag lady called only Lady Danaan recommended she to be tuteled by some people from the philanthropic society called The Century Club.

And that was the way Mairead learned she was one of the 20th Century Spirits, destined to discover, preserve and reinforce into this century important values and ambitions. She soon learned her role, to reinforce the importance of community, from the little Irish neighborhood in Clinton, Manhattan, to the world, as she knows that every family (and humanity is a family) always shatters from the inside, not from the outside.

Ibi, Earth Spirit

Aspect

Type Aspect
High Concept A little Amazonian Native girl that speaks with Mother Earth
Trouble Animals and Nature’s life are as important as our lives
  Juma knows everything about myself and always will be with me
  Vegetarian: don’t eat meat
  Condor Animal Spirit - wants to know more about the world outside

Approaches

Approach Level
Careful Good (+3)
Clever Fair (+2)
Flashy Mediocre (+0)
Forceful Average (+1)
Quicky Fair (+2)
Sneaky Average (+1)

Centurion Stunt

  • Animal Bounding: Ibi, as an Amazonian Native, lives and is linked with nature, and can call animal spirits and talk to them, and sometimes tap into their power. Twice per Session, she can create Aspects related with animals she knows with a Free Invoke per time. She can only do this with animals she knows and that are common in the regions or she can find a exemplar into short distance (at least a neighborhood)

Common Stunts [ Refresh: 3 ]

  • Talk With Animals: +2 when Creating Advantages while being Careful while “talking” with animals. They can’t “say” things they don’t know or could not describe
  • Nature’s Lore: +2 when Creating Advantages while being Careful related with her knowledge on the Nature and how it works into the wilderness

Appearance

Ibi is normal sized for an Amazon native, and uses just a kind of skirt made of leaves, and a little headband with leaves and so. She sometimes use a kind of bra made of leaves. She can also use “white man” clothes when needed.

Behavior

Ibi values her freedom, Nature and animals. She is curious about the white men ways and about the world outside her tribe, but at the same time she has no patience or respect with those who disrepect the Nature. She still is someway unconfortable with the idea to go to the world outside. She trust even more Juma, a very old but strong shaman for her tribe and the Guardian of the Xivipi Talisman.

History

Ibi was born (she didn’t know until she was older) in the first strokes of the new century, in her tribe. The Condor crying during her birth was considered a kind of auspice, one that Juma, the local shaman, said she should be raised as a special child for Mother Nature. Ibi learned lots from everyone, specially from Juma, that talked a lot about the white man and on how sooner on later she would get out the tribe, to go to the world outside, to learn and get back, as Juma herself did when she was a lot younger, wiser and stronger in mind and knowledge, to use either white man knowledge and the old time wisdom. And so Ibi waits for the time she’ll get to the world outside.