Mayfield Wright - Philanthropic Spirit

Aspects

Type Aspect
High Concept Family heir that is always helps the less fortunated
Trouble Poor Little Rich Girl, albeit a mischievous one
  “I can’t find friends into other kids from my age”
  Much more clever than would be expected from a cute little angel
  “Amadeu, my tutor, is a great fellow.”

Approaches

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

Centurion Stunt

  • I can pay for this: As she has lots of money and wants to help as much as possible, Mayfield receive +2 when Creating Advantages or Overcome problems related with money and resources being Careful

Common Stunts [ Refresh: 3 ]

  • I have just the thing: p. 92
  • Pomp and circumstance: receive +2 when Creating Advantages while being Flashy into respectable social circles;

Appearance

Mayfield is a cute little angle from the New York high-society. She’s the typical childish beauty: strawberry blond hair, big blue eyes and rosy cheeks full of freckles, always dressed impeccably in beautiful stylish dresses. However, her eyes shows a need that even herself can’t say of what.

Behavior

Mayfield is someone that, until now, is on a golden cage, which sadden her a lot. Although she knows her parents need to work and make their businesses run, she would love to have more time with them. She understands, however, she works not only for them or for her, but for many people.

History

Many families in U.S. have a philanthropic record: either by a personal sense of ethics or by the taxes discounts, families like the Rockfeller, Morgan and Carnegie use their money to help those the Government can’t (or sometimes want not) help.

The Wright family can trace their resources and investments in U.S. since the Mayflower, and passing by almost all the big historical U.S. events. So it’s not that strange that, in the Civil War time, they helped to fund the U.S. Chapter of the Century Club to fight the Shadows in the time. Money never was a problem, thanks of an almost perfect combination of knack for business, good administration, right contacts, and, why not, some luck. And the link between the Wright and the Club had skyrocketed.

So, when Grace Wright, Ms. William Wright VI, gave birth for a little girl in the first seconds of January 1st, 1901, it was not a surprise to think she would be one of the 20th Century Spirits.

This way, Grace and his husband start to prepare the little Mayfield for the future from the earliest childhood. So she had been tutored from the start, learning things like Maths, English, Latin, Rhetoric and Business Management.

But she was a child after all, and she felt many times the urge for playing with kids that she saw as poorer than herself (almost everyone). Not a few times those mischievous capers had put her into danger, like in the time she mingled herself in the midst of the newsies. But her parents, even retorting her, understood why she did that.

It was when Mr. William Wright VI, talking with the people in the Club, understood that it would be a good experience for Mayfield if she got, at least for some time, to the Madam Sheridan’s Orphan’s House And Boarding School, that was supported by the Club.

So, she started to get to the Boarding School, where she could be like all the other kids, and where she have some of the best moments, where she can be herself and just that, without need to follow the rigid norms from the New York High Society. Where she can be really happy, and she could receive something back from her effort while helping her family’s philanthropic work.

Melissa Cartway - Nonconformist Spirit

Aspects

Type Aspect
High Concept An Inventive Girl that works her way as she can
Trouble “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 gracefully and appropriate 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 Economy 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 birth-giving would be a complex one, as Melissa (the name chosen by the mother, nee Jeniffer McCullough, as it means The Servant of God, from the Irish Maoilíosa) was into a wrong position, so they would try a Cesarean.

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 strokes of the new Century beginning gave Jeniffer no happiness. She, saddened 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.