Character Creation (ITU)   Posted by The Storyteller.Group: 0
The Storyteller
 GM, 5 posts
 I'm sure it's Eliazer's
 fault. Just not sure how.
Wed 16 Jan 2019
at 16:58
Character Creation (ITU)
Character Creation Requirements:

You are being recruited as operatives of a secret organization.  Your job will be to investigate paranormal threats and, if necessary, capture or kill them.  You will be field agents, so don't create a character that is only good for a "desk job."

You must be a member of a Military, Intelligence, or Police organization. Id prefer that players come from a variety of different countries and backgrounds, but that is not a hard requirement.

You need to answer the question, "Why would ITU recruit you?"
Did you see something that can't be explained?
Are you an expert in a particular field?
Did you discover the organization while on a separate assignment?
Do you have family or friends that recruited you?

In season one, you have no special/magical abilities, but that may change in season two, if you are interested in taking your character in that direction.

Character ideas and summaries need to be discussed as a group here. (You can write me a giant backstory later, if you like, or just stick with the summary.)
Mark
 player, 2 posts
Thu 17 Jan 2019
at 12:45
Character Creation (ITU)
Don't hold me to this just yet, but I'm leaning towards a profiler. He was an investigator and profiler for an as yet undecided agency/country and undecided ethnicity.

The easy way would be to place him with the FBI, but I'm trying not to make an American.
Mike
 player, 2 posts
Thu 17 Jan 2019
at 12:46
Character Creation (ITU)
I'm leaning towards a USAF Pararescueman because we'll probably need a medic.  And if you're going to play a medic, play a badass medic that jumps out of airplanes for a living.
The Storyteller
 GM, 9 posts
 I'm sure it's Eliazer's
 fault. Just not sure how.
Thu 17 Jan 2019
at 13:19
Character Creation (ITU)
Both sound good so far.  I'll have a standard skill list up probably later today or tomorrow to allow you to start fleshing things out.

Also, while you don't have to write a long backstory for them, the more you can give me, the better I can interweave aspects of it into the plot.

And I should have mentioned this earlier, but I'll throw it in here instead - The game takes place in 2018. (Starts in May 2018)
James
 player, 1 post
Thu 17 Jan 2019
at 20:59
Character Creation (ITU)
I've got my character concept!

Howard Rorn is a "fake psychic" who was working for the police in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Born in DC, he moved to Colorado Springs when he was 21, after dropping out of college. For the next 8 years, he bounced from job to job, being everything from a cashier and waiter, to a secretary for a psychiatrists office, to private security for a hospital.

He has an eidetic memory, trained from a young age by his father, an accountant, to be hyper-observant. However, he had a natural talent for it that he maintained well into his adulthood. He began his work unofficially, by calling in various tips about crimes committed in the areas around Colorado Springs that led, more often than not, to an arrest and airtight conviction. After the police ask him to come in one day, they revealed that he was a suspect in a number of these cases. Their reasoning was that he had information that was too good, too specific, to be explained by mere observation. To avoid being arrested, he frantically claimed to be psychic, and "proves it" by showing the police that a man they have in their waiting room is guilty of vandalizing his ex's car by showing them shards of taillight plastic in his boot; in reality, he watched the man surreptitiously brush it off of his sleeve, and accidentally down his boot. They bought it, reluctantly, and did not press charges. However, if they ever found out he was a fake, he'd be prosecuted as an accomplice in these crimes (assuming the statute of limitations isn't up) and for obstruction of justice. Having committed to the act, he opened an agency, and worked for the Colorado Springs PD for 5 years. He specialized in solving impossible-seeming murders and break-ins.

One day, he encountered a case that he simply could not solve: a rich, paranoid local man was strangled in his panic room, with no signs of a struggle or a break-in, no DNA, and all the security tapes showing that no-one had entered or left the house in days. His inability to solve the case led to a depression, and he closed up his agency and moved across the country to DC, working as an accountant with his father. However, his name was flagged on the ITU's list as a possible paranormal, and they approached him about joining to help investigate paranormal happenings.

He is 34 years old, 5'8", and weighs about 170 lbs, not overly attractive but not ugly. Aside from his eidetic memory, he learned to be a good shot with a pistol after a criminal he put away broke out of prison to try and kill him. His agility is also pretty good, too. He has a flair for the dramatic and theatrical, and prefers to deflect with humor in serious situations.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:18, Wed 23 Jan 2019.