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Charles 'Charlie' Moore
Charles 'Charlie' Moore
I Must Do As Milady Asks
Background: Curiosity Is My Middle Name
Guest Star Redux:
Elements: Earth, Water & Air
Thaumaturgy - [-3]
The Sight [-1]
Seelie Power [-2]
[3 Focus Items]
Staff from the Tree of Summer (+2 Earth Control Offensive) -
A staff made from a living tree watered by the Wellspring of Summer. It was a reward from milady Willow.
Ring of my True Love (+1 Water Power Offensive) -
In remembrance of his wife, Charles took her wedding ring and turned it into the focus for his water spells; the thing that brought the two together in the first place. Worn on a necklace.
[2 Enchanted Items]
Acorns of Summer Oak [Strength: 4 – Single Use]: These acorns have been steeped in the magic of the Summer Court over months and months so that they are especially receptive to the growth spell that Charles has devised.
The Hills Are Alive
6 foot radius
Opens a sinkhole in the ground six feet wide then rapidly closes it up, crushing whatever is inside.
Armour of Atlas
Self (4 foot radius)
Raises a cone of rock around the caster for +3 Block
Adds the aspect I Can't See to the target.
I Spit On Your Grave
Caster takes a mouthful of water and spits it out at high velocity for Weapon:2 damage.
Element: Seelie Magic
Forces all the Summer Acorns on the ground to grow into 20 foot tall oak trees in 30 seconds.
Requires Acorns of Summer Oak and Staff from the Tree of Summer.
Now for the stories. Just in summary form at the moment.
Grew up on a farm with a large family. One day when Charlie was out hunting with his father in some hills near the farm a landslide caught them by surprise. Charlie instinctively blocked the stones from crushing them, forming a small, safe area until the landslide ended.
Inspired by his mysterious new ability, Charlie delved deep into study of ancient tomes and grimoires of times long past. And after he'd finished going through his comic book collection, he actually went on and learnt how his power worked. However, while the search for comics proved to be all but useless, they did give him one thing. With great power comes great responsibility. A cliché line even when it was written, but it would come to be the heart of his philosophy, which is ironic, given his future.
I Want To Be A Hero.
At age 25 he married a girl named Bethany. They were heavily in love until she developed a brain tumour. She had multiple operations and radiotherapy but in the end nothing helped. She died and Charlie lost a big part of himself.
Apathy settled into Charlie and he started drinking his troubles away.
The Worst Has Already Happened.
Two years past in this relative normality, until one day he was sitting at his local bar, contently putting his eighth pint down the hatch, when the most beautiful girl in the world walked in.
Her name was Willow and she looked to be around 25. She seemed to have been carved from the wood of an ancient tree. Dark skin was covered by an elegant dress and her face was like that of the dawn, glowing lightly in the dim light of the bar.
Of all the men in the pub it was Charlie she took an interest in. She talked to him of his troubles and of his apathy for the future. She offered him release. To once again find his purpose in life he would give to her everything that he was. Thus the bargain was sealed and Charlie came to be the latest acquisition of the Summer Court.
Life became interesting after that. Aside from performing the occasional errand for Lady Willow (she insisted), Charlie got to learn the hard way that giving a Faerie power over you is a Very Bad Thing. Pain was the least of it, though not insignificant. What was worse were the blank spots in his memory. He'd lost weeks of his life since becoming her mage.
After he worked out what was happening he tried to rebel a little. Charlie learned quickly that Lady Willow was not as kind as she claimed. The first, and only, time he tried to fight her she took his wedding day from him. She gave it back not a day later, but the lesson had been learned. He would not defy her again.
Soon after his 'training', as she called it, was done Charlie was sent on his first real mission. His task was to kill the mortal minion of a rival Sidhe from the realm of Winter. When he found the man that he was supposed to kill, Charlie discovered just how lucky he'd been in falling under the influence of a Summer Fae.
The man was little more than a husk fuelled by drugs and booze. Despite that he was strong. Stronger than almost anyone he'd ever met. Still, he could not face the might of a powerful earth mage and still live. A simple sinkhole spell was enough to sink him to his waist, and a cut to the throat from the dagger Lady Willow had provided was enough to silence his threats. She had requested that he be killed by non-magical means, stating that an insane tool was worse than no tool at all. I understood that threat loud and clear.
In the aftermath things became a lot more complicated. It was as though a veil had been lifted from his thoughts immediately after the murder, because that was what it was. Murder. Before this task for the Fae Charlie had never taken a man's life. He'd killed livestock before, of course, but the difference between killing what was essentially food and killing another of his species was immense in Charlie's mind. No matter that the man had been a wreck from Winter's influence (or perhaps that was why Winter sought him), to murder him in cold blood was not something Charlie had thought possible of himself. Not until now, at any rate.
When he returned to Lady Willow she greeted him kindly. It felt almost as though his wife were still alive and he hated himself for that. When she took him to bed he hated himself even more. She made him feel more alive than he had ever felt in his life. Blood became lava in his veins, his hearted pounded like it was about to explode. He felt
This was his reward, and his curse. Summer Fire flowed through him, strengthening him, rejuvenating his body so that he felt like a teenager again. All he had had to do for it was to kill, and kill again, she said. He would, because he was addicted. He hated that more than anything else. Slowly but surely, he was becoming the man he had killed. He knew it but could do nothing to stop.
Compelled to Obey
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Think you only get four rotes, since its based on your Lore. Probably should define which bonus youre going for with your focus items. Defense or Offense..
Also, might consider taking your last Focus item slot and go for two enchanted items or something.
Knew I was missing something on the number of spells front.
The other thing for rote spells is you have to define them exactly, no variations are allowed.
Updated again with an Enchanted Item and an upgrade to my Seelie Magic spell. That's going to be a brilliant one if I can set it up right. Also swapped around some skills so that I've got Good Stealth, Fair Intimidation and Average Survival.
So, just to clarify, you carry 2 of those acorns on you at any one time? And thus can use your Seelie spell twice per game?
Another thing, you can only have 4 rote spells, not 5. So you'll have to decide which 4 of the 5 listed you want to have as rote.
Yeah, twice per game is good enough, considering my other spells can make up for it. Grow! is of limited use most of the time, but is brilliant when the situation is right (i.e. I need cover!).
Thats fine. But you still need to decide which ones are your rote spells. You have 1 too many.
Got rid of Magnetise. Adding stories now.
Ok, I like The Worst Has Already Happened. However, I'm not really sure how I Must Protect My Family can really be compelled or invoked as a general thing. It would require your family to be involved in the adventure specifically so that you could use that aspect.
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