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Red Cooper

Aliases: #REDIRECT [[Dan]]


[[Red Cooper]] :: [[Red]] :: [[Dan]] :: [[Dan Barton]]

High Concept: Ojibwe Warrior Defends The Defenseless
Trouble: A Heart Big Enough To Embrace The World
  • Inteplanetary Father To Be: Eagerly anticipating becoming a father and raising my children in space.
  • Warrior Born: Weapons and combat come naturally where there is physical or virtual space for me to move in
  • Justice: When I Find The Men Who Killed My Family I'll Be Ready
  • The Art Of War: Brilliant strategic and tactical insights, especially under fire.
  • Avid Amateur Scientist: I love science, consume science news constantly, and try to apply it to my own life.
  • Prehaptic Sense: The space around me is bright with everything I could touch in the next few seconds (see Powers).
  • MITO Strong: I can lift 2000 to 5000 Kg, jump 5m straight up, and walk through normal barriers like they're not even there.
  • MITO Tough: It takes armour piercing rounds to get through my skin and even then they don't go far. I can use my strength without hurting myself. Radiation, vacuum, huge accelerations - I'm fine with them all.
  • MITO Fast: My reaction times are significantly faster than normal humans, meaning I can run 60Km/h, dodge almost anything a normie throws at me, and think faster than you expect.
Fate Points
Refresh: 3 Current Total 3
Careful Clever Flashy Forceful Quick Sneaky
-1 +3 +2 +7 +5 0
Sophant Characteristics
  • The Natural: Once per session The Warrior Born can pick up a new combat skill - physical or 'spiritual' - as if I'd been training in it for years.
  • Human Shield: +2 to Forcefully create an advantage that aids in the defence of someone who is vulnerable to an attack.
  • Adaptive Tactics: +1 to Cleverly find insight into the conflict and adjust my Attack or Defence to take advantage of it.
  • I See Your Weakness: +2 to Quickly create an Advantage over an enemy of the Warrior Born.
  • Healing Factor: Once per turn physical stress and damage is reduced by 2 points, so a 4 point slot is removed in 2 turns. The smallest slots heal first (1 Stress, 2S, 2 Consequence, 3S, 4S, 4C, etc.).
  • Spidey Sense (24/6/6): +2 to Quickly pre-sense attacks because I feel everything I could touch in the next few seconds. This makes me easily distracted all the time. Casting Time: Instant (8). Components: None (8). Damage: +6 dodge bonus. Energy Pool: Yes. Source: Adept (x¼). Volume: 20m3 (2). Power fails on -2 or worse. Dodge roll can use any appropriate approach.
Magic: Spells and Powers
Augmentation: Genetic and Cybernetic
Damage Resistance and Healing
  • +2 vs most physical assault (not crushing)
  • +1 vs laser damage
  • +2 vs radiation damage
Stress: Mental Max 3 Stress: Physical Max 3
1 2 3 1 2 3
Consequences (Max 6)


Red is a twenty four year old man of mixed Native American and European ancestry. If he took care of himself he would be very good looking. He is physically imposing, standing a full 2m, with broad shoulders and a muscular physique.


Born Red Gidge, he has lived a hard life on and off the Wahnapitae First Nation Reserve [1]. He is intelligent enough to do well in life, but vulnerable to anyone who wants to take advantage of his big heart and generous nature.

When he was a boy his father was shot in the back in their family home.[2] The attack seemed to come out of nowhere, but a few years later the rest of his family were killed in another shooting. Just six years old at the time, Red reacted to the attack by pulling a quiver of spears - a family heirloom - off the wall, and stabbing two of the attackers. They shot him too, but fled before finishing the job. Even with the DNA evidence on the spear, the killers were never identified. Red carries a few samples with him in a small vial on a chain around his neck. One day.

After some terrible experiences in the foster care system, Red was adopted by the Cooper family who lived on a farm outside Sudbury proper. They were hardworking, caring, tough, and fair. He struggled with his temper and PTSD from seeing his family killed, eventually self-medicating with alcohol and escapism into VR games. They have never given up on him, however, and are part of why he is still around.

In 2032 he met Grace Heppener at the Trevella Stables[3] where they both worked. In short order they fell in love, spending most of their IRL time together. With her help he kicked the booze.

Grace's love of IAR games was a wedge between them - he played IVR exclusively at that time. Now both play both styles, especially IAR games where mounted riders are a key component. Most of their pay goes to memberships in Dream Park: Sudbury, where he plays the Warrior to her Cleric.

On 2034-03-01 Red and Grace were in a Dream Park adventure when something went very wrong. They were defending a village against a Goblin Horde. The battle should have been a survivable challenge, but it turned into chaos when Red seemed to lose his mind. When he ran out of Goblins to kill he turned on the villagers, and ultimately died from Grace's spells while he ran her through with his staff-spear. The Park authorities could find no evidence for an in-game reason (enemy wizard spell, etc.) for Red to go berserk. His character has been suspended. Red was stunned at his loss of control. Grace was frightened too, but believed Red when he said he had no idea what happened.

That night, in their room at the stable, Red flew into a rage. Grace got the hell out of there, and called Mr. Trevella for help. Red was screaming incoherently that "she was promised to me" and "they can't take her away" while taking potshots at the stables where she was holed up with Trav when Deke arrived following a tip from an old friend military brother, Abram Jenkins.


Italics indicate changes that have completed.

  • Day 1: +1 Forceful, +1 Quick, Damage Resistance +1 vs non-chemical stress.
  • Day 2: -1 Careful
  • Day 3: -1 Careful (-2 total)
  • Day 4: +1 Forceful, Damage Resistance +1 (+2 total) vs non-chemical stress
  • Day 5: +1 Quick (+2 total)
  • Day 6: +1 Clever
  • Day 7: +1 Forceful (+3 total)
  • Day 10: Healing Factor +1
  • Day 14: Healing Factor +1 (+2 total)



I see without seeing. Detail fades with range. When he is around Droo he can sense things from quite far away - thousands of Km, in some cases.

He has not shared this with anyone except Genie and Droo.



  • Force and Quick added +1 for 2017-04-19 session.
  • Adjusted Aspects slightly and added "The Art Of War". Added new stunt to take advantage of this Aspect.
  • All MITO and XP up to date 2017-08-04.
  • Major Milestone 2017-08-02


My sense of touch extends to the future so I am aware of anything I could touch in the next few seconds. This can overwhelm me, making it difficult for me to really sense my surroundings as they are.

As I gain more experience with my strange new sense, my brain is getting better at interpreting the new inputs. Sometimes if feels like objects are smeared out across spaces. Other times a dangerous object feels like the kind of danger it represents - so a knife might feel like slashy pain.


  1. [1], Population 223 in 2034.
  2. [2], Wahnapitae Shooting Victim Speaks Out.
  3. [3], Trevella Stables.

Personal Events

Date Description
Date Description
2034-03-15 1817EDT (2317UTC+1) Gathering Forces Escaping from the rain of rock, the scientists hang back in an attempt to not be killed. For a brief moment they thought they were safe. They were wrong.
2034-03-15 1812EDT Run For It Local Time: 2312h UTC+1

Summaries from different character perspectives.


We opened the session with 10,000 Splodyrats (tm) and 1,000 Terminators headed towards our cadre of heroes near the drop point. Q hacked into the rats and handed the keys over to the clanks. It explained that
2034-03-15 1811EDT Find Alternate Passage Droo heard Google's warning and took off, flying through the scorching wind and glowing tunnel in the blink of an eye. Vernon complained about the heat, but was through the hellish glow fast enough to avoid damage. A hundred metres more down the seaway tunnel there was a corrodor to the south. Accor
2034-03-15 1811EDT Everybody Has Incoming Outside, a host of 'sploderats - spaced out far enough to make picking them off a one-by-one the only option - became visible as they crossed the roadway between the drop site and the mountain. They were heading toward Taylor and team. HC soldiers advanced to positions of cover, but there are not en
2034-03-15 1808EDT Scouting Droo scouted ahead. He found a hall filled with looming death in the form of assault robots. Examining their positions, Droo realized he could fly above the the octocopers and below the roof with a comfortable margin of safety. When he reached the end of the corrodor he started back, dropping grenad
2034-03-15 1805EDT Mountain Assault The HC² and 288 HC assault on the mountain was costly, even for super-soldiers with a slowest running speed of 40km/h. 13 died on the way up, caught by heavy machine gun fire, mortar shells, and various robotic attackers. This left 275 to assault the base. The four HC2 showed their extraordinary ca
2034-03-15 1745EDT Chewie is fired on The attack was a surprise to everyone on board. Chewie dodged most of the damage, but had to work hard, including using the BUMPS to stabilize the passengers. The entire CAF Board were in the Council of Sophants meeting, but six of them were physically in Chewie. Willow, Sutton, AJ,
2034-03-15 1700EDT Council of Sophants Urgent Session The discussion was intense and heated, but it was also mostly positive. There was surprisingly little animosity among nations, but within them Mayors were often at odds with provincial and federal governments, and more aligned with the Corporations that ran the cities. IOTA raised a new kind of con
2034-03-15 1400EDT A Variety Of Events CAFIA wants a say at the board level in the future of CAF. Nonvoting Executive Member.
  • You worked out a precedent for AI sophants not being things (property or slaves).

Wake Up, Pops.

  • Spinal tap.
  • Dropped in a radioactive waste cooling pool. (Explains the sharp gradient of the radiation damage
2034-03-15 1300EDT Genie and Dan are pregnant-ish Simon approached Genie and Dan in the exam room. The ultrasounds had taken some detailed analysis to figure out. "I have mixed news," he said, sitting behind his desk. "The embryos are all healthy and developing at about three times the normal rate. So far there are 16 of them. It looks
2034-03-15 0900EDT Meet the AIs While Biggs and Droo were on their way to NYC to figure out what happened to Mother, CAFIA made it clear that she and Biggs were both sophants, newly hatched from the SCIFI team's tendency to not ask 'what's the worst that could happen?' She called a nine o'clock meeting for
2034-03-13 2100EDT Induction into HMSS Storm and Archie induct the others into HMSS by the simple process of telling them about it and about Storm's history of service to CSIS and INCIS. They have a mission now: kill Ellen and destroy the Cyborg Collective in every manner. They are given access to much of the
2034-03-13 1615EDT Council of Solar Powers - First Session Six minutes after Storm and Prince Archie locked themselves away, the door to the conference room opened. “We have a lot to talk about,” Storm said. She posted an agenda in the CAF Board virtual space, along with an address in UCANZ controlled network space. "Uh, Storm?" AJ
2034-03-13 1615EDT Council of Solar Powers - First Session Six minutes after Storm and Prince Archie locked themselves away, the door to the conference room opened. “We have a lot to talk about,” Storm said. She posted an agenda in the CAF Board virtual space, along with an address in UCANZ controlled network space. "Uh, Storm?" AJ
2034-03-12 1200EDT A busy morning and menagerie. Vince and JJ are a gorilla and a dog who can talk and appear to be quite intelligent. They chose to talk to a local Clank to request extraction from the secret base they are in, what with the humans all dead. Jake observed the situation for a while as the clank was passed around and
2034-03-11 1910EST Escape From Atlanta On approach to Atlanta, Sutton, AJ, and Genie teamed up with two homo celestes soldiers each, using VBFS to fly in to each of the three safe houses to collect the extended family of our recently acquired scientist Taylor. Dan joined up with Genie's team when they
2034-03-11 1535EST Uh, Boss, We Have Incoming At the same time the gravitational distortion is enveloping the western US, Dan and Droo were in Atlanta, perched on a rooftop. They were observing the security measures that were protecting and imprisoning Dr. Taylor VanDerGreft - aka the Valar Lady Nienna of the [[Post Darw
2034-03-11 1200EST CDC Extraction - Recon Storm wants the team to extract a Scientist and her extended family from the CDC centre in Atlanta. Droo and Sutton will organize a recce and determine the best way to approach the extraction.

Scientist: Taylor VanDerGreft (41) Ankle monitoring. Escorted to and from CDC daily.

Husband: [[Colin
2034-03-11 0800EST Arrest warrant for Red Cooper
2034-03-11 0000EST Overview Today:
  • 2034-03-10 0600EDT Jake continues training (free 1h 0900, 1300, 1700)
  • 2034-03-10 060
2034-03-11 0000EST Overview Today:
  • 2034-03-10 0600EDT Jake continues training (free 1h 0900, 1300, 1700)
  • 2034-03-10 060
2034-03-10 0600EST Dan Regains Sight The radiation induced blindness disappeared overnight. This restored vision is astonishingly clear, but there are some strange colour distortions that will take getting used to. The other timesight appears to be unaffected by the restoration of normal sight - at his point.
2034-03-10 0000EST Overview Our MITOs gain +1 Healing factor today. This restores the sight of Dan and Genie. Unfortunately this means splitting eye aches for AJ and Sutton as their modified eyes are rejected by their bodies, and regenerated from the inside out.


  • 2034-03-10 0600EDT Jake continues t
2034-03-09 0000EST Overview Luna Colony Alpha has had some time to deal with the fallout from King Henry's outburst.
2034-03-08 0000EST Overview Today,
2034-03-07 1630EST Elon Meets The Board The board meeting went well. Elon made a pitch to support CAF as good neighbours, The proposal includes a non-voting board seat for Elon Si he can provide guidance and strategic support to CAF. a relatively low cost lease on Boring machines and a clone of his Architectural AI are included as we
2034-03-07 0000EST Overview Val secures a network of trade agreements and alliances that make his company safe for the foreseeable future. MITOs pick up an additional point of Forceful. Willow verifies that the pheromones used in OBCo are not malicious or robbing people of free will.
  • [[2034-03-07 0600EDT Icky Ne
2034-03-06 0000EST Overview Much of what happened today.


Early in the morning Willow gets a call from NeuraLink wanting to discuss her proposal. They have been running simulations and live tests over the last 24h. They are impressed.

They are also unclear on how to generalize the process for [[Optod
2034-03-05 0000EST Overview The CAF and Luna Alpha timelines are beginning to intermix at this stage. Most of the lunar events will be noted in their own entries.



  • Droo: Assist in design and testing of security. That contract from Tank.
  • [
2034-03-05 0000EST Overview The CAF and Luna Alpha timelines are beginning to intermix at this stage. Most of the lunar events will be noted in their own entries.



  • Droo: Assist in design and testing of security. That contract from Tank.
  • [
2034-03-04 1300EST Aftermath and Construction Different characters have different tasks this afternoon.


2034-03-04 1100EST World events continue to escalate while the heroes try to get a base of operations set up.

World Events

This day saw relatively little military action between nations, who are still trying to figure out what happened to their missiles. Much of the Middle East conflict came to a sudden stop when
2034-03-03 1700UTC Meet the Board The morning started cold, bright, and calm. It didn't last.


Refreshed and healing, the team met before the board meeting to go over their approach to dealing with the PD and Genetek.They realized that Willow would have no value as a political piece in the maneuvering that wa
2034-03-01 2100EST A secret meeting in the dark (2034-03-01 2100EST) Jenkins is going to hand control of the facility back to Colonel Islay once he seems fit, and call you all to meet in a local pub - in a dark zone. Colonel Islay reports that the fresh line of fibre that was run down the pipe is somehow still not working for internet access
2034-03-01 1900EST Chasing Ellen (2034-03-01 1900EST)

The hunt for Ellen is on.

Jade, from the VR rig in Ring 2 uses the Clank-swarm to unbury Val, contain the zombified soldiers, and track Ellen into her bolt hole.

Miranda runs into the dark area speakers briefly with Storm and brings her our
2034-03-01 1300EST Bloodhounds start tracking the traitorous moles (2034-03-01 1300EST / 2034-03-01 1800UTC / 2034-03-01 1800LT) Jenkins hires Deke on short term emergency contract at an absurd rate: $40k/day for the first three days. It turns out he has a really big budget, especially in critical emergency situations. Deke reports to Jenkins,
2034-03-01 1145EST The enemy has a suitcase nuke (2034-03-01 11345EST / 2034-03-01 1645UTC / 2034-03-01 1645LT)

At this point:

  • Deke, Grace, Red, Jenkins, Kaleb, and Val are on the Ring 0 landing platform with the attackers. The platform is 50m x 50m square, 10m tall. It is carved into the side of the central pillar,
2034-03-01 1130EST Bertha is under attack (2034-03-01 1130EST / 2034-03-01 1630UTC / 2034-03-01 1630LT)

A lot happened in a short time.

  • 11:24 EST: Bertha is informed of an incursion into her body, uncovered by B and Google in the patterns of the internet.'"`UNIQ--ref-0000000F-QINU`"' The incursion is believed to
2034-03-01 0800EST Breakfast conversations and biorepairs (2034-03-01 0800EST / 2034-03-01 1300UTC / 2034-03-01 1300LT) I'm going to need help filling in these blanks. There were several conversations over breakfast, including Miranda revealing that the MITOs were targeted by Boeing, though without her knowledge. The eye surgeries, biopsies, Clank pro
2034-03-01 0206EST Becoming Celestes (2034-03-01 0206EST / 2034-03-01 0706UTC / 2034-03-01 0706LT)

Narrative: Chapter:0100


Back at 0702 UTC Deke and company display ZATS (Zombie Apocalypse Trigger Signals) so Miranda Moonscapes them. After they survive several minutes of hard vacuum and hard ra
2034-03-01 0200EST Moonscape Protocol (2034-03-01 0200EST / 2034-03-01 0700UTC / 2034-03-01 0700LT)

The narrative of these events is found in Chapter 0030. Quite a lot happened in five minutes.

Ralston, Droo had a confrontation, w
2034-03-01 0100EST Kaleb catches hell (2034-03-01 0100EST / 2034-03-01 0600UTC / 2034-03-01 0600LT) played on 2017-03-08


2034-03-01 0000EST Characters arrive at BURF (2034-03-01 0000EST / 2034-03-01 0500UTC / 2034-03-01 0500LT)


  • Deke wakes up in a quarantine room at BURF. He has a very ugly headache.
  • Droo lands in Sudbury Airport on a suborbital flight from [[Halif
2034-02-28 2300EST Eastern Asian Meet the Tetras (2034-02-28 2300EST / 2034-03-01 0400UTC / 2034-03-01 0400LT)


  • There is a pause in the action as the players continue what they were doing the last
2034-02-28 2200EST Characters converge on Sudbury (2034-02-28 2200EST / 2034-03-01 0300UTC / 2034-03-01 0300LT)


  • Deke and company are transferred to a biohazard-grade ambulance for transportation to Jenkin's work. He pa
2034-02-28 2100EST MITO Infection Contained while Tetras Spread West (2034-02-28 2100EST / 2034-03-01 0200UTC / 2034-03-01 0200LT) As the first major population centre to experience the Spawning, Syndey was completely unprepared for the Tetras manifesting everywhere. The initial rumours settled on Tetras being the product of a bizarre gengineerin
2034-02-28 2000EST The World Begins to React to the Tetras (2034-02-28 2000EST / 2034-03-01 0100UTC / 2034-03-01 0100LT)
  • Russia: The small city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky was the first significant population centre to meet the Tetras. There was mass panic from citizens, who generally fled from the alien invaders.
  • Japan welcomes the
2034-02-28 2000 UTC Not making any progress in finding Grace, Deke starts working his way through stables and other places where horses are found in Sudbury. Red and Grace return to their room at the Trevella Stables.
2034-02-28 1900EST The Tetra Wave Begins (2034-02-28 1900EST / 2034-03-01 0000UTC / 2034-03-01 0000LT)
  • Tetras start to appear in Russia not far West of the international dateline.
  • North Americans realize the Tetras are real, and start to prepare.


2034-02-28 1900 UTC Red is suspended from the park for unsportsmanlike conduct. He and Grace are both freaked out. Their characters are dead.
2034-02-28 1300EST Deke Arrives in Sudbury Deke arrives in Sudbury, and starts trying to track down Grace. Red freaks out in the IAR game he and Grace are playing at Dream Park: Sudbury.
2032-02-29 Grace and Red realize they are in love.
2010 Deke Heppener retires from USMC and becomes Park Ranger.

Deke Heppener (33) marries Margaret Heppener né Sheffer (23).

Red Cooper is born.

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