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Dexter Lee

Aliases: #REDIRECT [[Dexter Lee]]


[[Dexter Lee]] :: [[Dex]] :: [[Dexter]]

High Concept: Ex-grifter trying to turn over a new leaf
Trouble: All for one and that one is Dex (old habits die hard)
  • Scrappy Fighter: Being raised, often self-raised, in the slums made Dex a tough fighter just for survival. The espionage training has honed this to combat level in hand to hand and small arms.
  • People Person: Dex is disarming and charming and easy to talk to--all the traits of a good bartender (or con man)
  • Never a slave: Dex is still reeling from his indenture to Ms. Smith. He will neither be a slave nor tolerate the slavery of others and will fight hard for freedom
  • Eyes in the back of my head: He cheated the wrong people on Earth, and while they're probably all dead, there may still be people on the hunt for him so he always has his guard up
  • Slip Sliding Away: Getting in trouble a lot, survival means not being where the fight is and he's very good at knowing how to get out and away, this is true in physical and AR space.
  • Friend of Syd: Uncomfortably and new for Dex, he sees Syd as an actual friend and will go the extra mile for his first friend.
  • We walk where they can't see us because they are distracted by the obvious hacking. (Situational Aspect w/1 free invokes)
  • Opportunities and leverage advantage over leadership of Luna Alpha based on insights into personal and professional aspects of the leaders
Fate Points
Refresh: 5 Current Total 5
Careful Clever Flashy Forceful Quick Sneaky
+2 +5 +4 -1 +1 +5
Sophant Characteristics
  • Augments are people who have altered themselves significantly from baseline for their species, or the specific alterations they have made to their bodies and minds. The most common augments are mechanical/cybernetic, neural, genetic, or chemical. Augments begin with 24R for approaches and abilities, 4R of normal Refresh, and 4L for their Unstable Augment limitation (28R/4L). They can take up to 44R/20L. This kind of min/max character is likely to be very fragile.
  • Unstable Augment: Every time you alter your aspects, abilities, or resilience using augments, there is a chance that the change gets messed up. This is a 4 point limitation (uncommon, damaging) so the DC for the roll is 4. The player can use any approach to overcome this DC as long as they can justify it narratively. The final roll is /roll 4f DC-4 +Approach - as long as it is narratively justified. A failed roll adds the aspect Unstable to one of the character's augments - not necessarily the new or changed one.
  • Confidence man: Dex gets a +2 to Cleverly convince someone to see things his way - while thinking it was their own idea all along. This is an attack against Mental Stress, but the defender does not know they are under attack unless they at least tie on their defense roll. If forced to take a Consequence, it is: '''You see things Dex's way''': [New belief].)
  • Hey look, something shiny: Dex gets a +2 to Flashily create the advantage, Distracted by the shiny against a foe at a critical moment.
  • Light fingers: +2 to sneakily pick up objects and do minor sleight of hand maneuvers due to years as a petty thief on his way to bigger crime. (Overcome)
  • Slippery Bugger: +2 to Quickly evade being hit or captured (Defend)
  • Silent but Deadly: +2 to sneakily strike an opponent to prevent their action for a round in combat (Advantage)
Magic: Spells and Powers
Augmentation: Genetic and Cybernetic
  • Inception Protocol: +2 to Sneakily misdirect an attacker to a virtual environment to convince them they've breached my lace. (0R Advantage - copied from Syd)
  • Enhanced Vision: +1 to Sneakily record events using nearly undetectable augmented eyes. (Overcome).
  • Damaged in bright conditions, and need repair before they work properly again.
  • Enhanced Hearing: +1 to Sneakily record events using nearly undetectable augmented ears. (Overcome).
  • Damaged in loud conditions, and need repair before they work properly again.
  • Nanowire Perfusion (0R) {9R/7L}: This neural lace is about 1 million filaments that are woven into a three dimensional lattice of wires that can electrically and magnetically stimulate read neuronal activity at good resolution. The sensorium created by this lace cartoonish and simulated, but very effective. The assistant AI can often read the person's ideas and intentions through the bonded AI interfaces. Using words-in-the-head and emotional cues is effortless. Visualizations are complex and detailed, though not completely realistic. Fine details (such as 14pt text at arms length) can be produced. In rare cases an internal AR is installed to increase the quality of the visual and auditory sensorium, but this is usually not worth the effort and expense. A pair of standard AR contacts is a cheaper and equally effective solution. Note: Limitation costs must be paid even though the refresh costs do not accrue to the character refresh calculations.
  • +1DR vs concussions. {1R}
  • Enhanced Ability {2R/1L}: +2 to any one IRL action. The strain this imposes on the brain results in 1 stress, taken as MS or PS with each use.
  • Metamancy Bonus {4R}: Dedicate +1 to up to 2 approaches when using metamancy (e.g., +1 Forceful +1 Flashy, or +2Quick). Metamantic actions may have indirect physical effects (a separate roll), but can not directly cause physical stress or consequences associated with physical stress. Cumulative with AR interface bonuses.
  • Hacker Bonus {2R}: +1 when [approach] Hacking (attack, defend, overcome, or aspect). Cumulative with AR interface bonuses.
  • Magnetic Disruption {2L}: Vulnerable to strong (1T+) magnetic fields disrupt or damage the lace causing +2MS or +2PS (treated as attacks). Consequences taken from this damage are "Concussed: With each invocation of this consequence choose from one of the following effects: loss of concentration, disorientation, dizziness, nausea, confusion, sleepiness, or loss of coordination."
  • Faraday Cage: A nanowire mesh is installed outside the skull to provide a faraday cage, isolating the brain from external electromagnetic noise.
  • EM Shielding: Baseline interfaces are shielded against ambient EM interference. Damage Resistance vs EM assaults is purchased normally.
  • Lace Firewall: Nobody gets through my firewalls.
  • Lace Intrusion Detection: I tend to notice attempts at unauthorized access to my lace.
  • Lace Hardened: All lace systems are hardened against attack.
Damage Resistance and Healing
  • Minor Wealth: Wealth above middle-class (Cost 1R)

Listening Straws: Supplied by BLAED, these plastic straws can passively record up to 5 minutes of audio in the immediate area with no known means of detection. The quality of the audio is usually awful, as determined by a straight roll against DC-2: > /roll 4f DC-2 Record Audio -3 or Worse: Nothing usable. -2: Noises in the shape of speech, but no content. -1: Voices can be differentiate, but no content. 0: With some uncertainty you might get the general topic. +1: The topic is clear, but details are fuzzy at best. +2: Clear topic, some details of varying import. +3 or better: Clear topic and important details.

Stress: Mental Max 3 Stress: Physical Max 3
1 2 3 1 2 3
Consequences (Max 6)


Dexter is of mixed race. Just over 6 ft tall with slightly slanted eyes and high cheekbones from his Chinese heritage, naturally tanned skin, and sparkling green eyes. He's very easy on the eyes but in a Puck-ish way, more boyish boister than sophisticated gentleman, with an easy smile and a contagious laugh with what must be surgically straight and bright white teeth. His augments are not visible.


Dexter Lee was born in the slums of Hong Kong and is fluently and natively multi-lingual in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. Dad was a trader and was one of the early victims of the rapist virus. His mom was left to raise him and had to turn to an old profession to make ends meet.

Dex made use of his time on the seedy side of the tracks to learn how to lighten the wallets (and purses) of mom's customers and became quite adept at it. As he got older, he started taking money from people in the street and used it to gamble.

He became quite facile with gambling games and became a gamerunner of some significance in the city, making a comfortable living by running the games, skill, and subtle cheating.

His mom died suddenly when Dex was a teenager and he's been alone ever since.

When gamerunning wasn't enough, Dex took to running cons. Over time, these grew larger and larger until, one day, he took a lot of money from Ms. Smith's niece thing got a little too hot. He ran and ran to every corner of the Earth and consumed all of his cash trying to just stay alive. Ms. Smith eventually caught up to him and smoothed over some of the worst of the rage but he wouldn't live long if he stayed on Earth. She gave him a choice: stay on Earth and run forever or be an agent of Boeing on Luna to give Boeing access to the less savory business dealings on base--both for intelligence and for occasional procurement of services. Having no real choice, he agreed and over the next nine months they augmented him with "photographic" ears and eyes to enable him to be able to record and photograph things as they happen and provided him with training in espionage and unarmed combat. As part of the deal, Dex has a lace to allow him a full-time AR layer with access to Mycroft's files on people and data on items he may need to reference.

Dex chose Syd as the best person to pursue for information and easily charmed his way into a job as the bartender at Umbra with the obvious after hours gambling in the back room.

The gambling is a popular game and, as gamerunner, Dex does well. In fact, people are often amazed at how well since they are wholly unaware of the skimming and occasional fleecing of a tourist.

Dex has negotiated his freedom and there is no longer an indenture or tie into his brain that will allow torture/control externally. He is now an employee of Ms. Smith, reporting on the underworld activities that pass through umbra for pay. Between his bartender pay, the card games, and now the covert contract with Ms. Smith, Dex is now comfortable beyond middle class, "minor wealth".

In the post Corporate War and post-tetra era, big cons seem so quaint. Cash is no longer king and there doesn't seem to be the sort of future to work a long con anymore. He's now seen heavy combat and something that looks like selflessness and it's making him question his choices in living a lonely and self-reliant life (useless against techno-scorpions and heavy armour).


Personal Events

Date Description
Date Description
2034-03-05 1600LT Tetra Shuttle Sphere Lands at LAS GR Note: I was not expecting Syd to lead a hacktastic charge through the LAS cargo zones with Dr. Fong wriggling like a puppy and Dex trailing them to watch the chaos happen. That's going to be a joy to write in this space. This landing marks the beginning of the [[Lunar Inva
2034-03-05 1600LT Tetra Shuttle Sphere Lands at LAS GR Note: I was not expecting Syd to lead a hacktastic charge through the LAS cargo zones with Dr. Fong wriggling like a puppy and Dex trailing them to watch the chaos happen. That's going to be a joy to write in this space. This landing marks the beginning of the [[Lunar Inva
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 0800LT After Action Debrief King Henry's avatar was remarkably clear and responsive. He sat at the head of the large table, working through a traditional English breakfast while chatting quietly with the Duchess and the Queen, who sat to either side. The room was filled with many quiet conversations. Some small groups disc
2034-03-03 1900LT A Private Dinner Following the events of the day, the surviving Grenadier Guards, RPOs, and Boeing civilian staff had dinner with the Duchess. When the tone of the evening turned gloomy, Dex stepped in to shift the mood. Speaking with one soldier, he pitched his words to be heard, and gradually drew
2034-03-03 1125LT Preparing for the Final Push “This way,” Dex said, painting a path in the gestalt. Figuring out escape routes and bolt holes was one of the first things he’d done to prepare for the mission. There was a small pumping station about 400m away. It was a little off their direct route to the main entrance of the breeding pits, b
2034-03-03 1110LT Arrogant Oopsing Independently and privately, Syd and Fong both decide it's a good idea to connect to Yutu.

Fong threatens the AI with death and destruction. He ends the rather one sided conversation happy that he has a real advantage over Yutu.

Syd attempts to stealthily manipulate the AI's systems in
2034-03-03 0900LT Preemptive Counterstrike The Grenadier Guard and Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Group hit the Warren Spaceport.


Preemptive Counterstrike against Chinese Lunar Base called the Jade Rabbit Warren.


1. Remove launch capacity of the Jade Rabbit Warren spaceport.

2034-03-02 1300LT Plan Of Attack The day is spent planning the attack on Yutu and the Jade Rabbit Warren. Mission objectives are:

1. Destroy the Warren's Spaceport so they can not launch an attack on Luna Alpha.

2. Destroy as many Clone Drone Warriors as possible.

3. Gather resources to build a NC Thul army.
2034-03-02 1200LT Conversation with the AIs The characters have a conversation with the AIs, talking about what their mission is and why it is important that the moon continue to host human life.
2034-03-02 1000LT Splitting Headache 68 boomfly drones deliver a small explosive charge to the base of the skull of humans. 956 birds, spiders, frogs, and other insectivores explode at the same time.

The remainder of Dr. Fong’s team are killed. It is messy.

16 Royal Guard were killed, even in their armour. The flies got inside. [[Dal
2034-03-02 0900LT Waking Up Dead At 9AM, the mosquito drones delivered their nerve agent payload. Mycroft immediately reported over 100 casualties, including several Royal Guards and two of Fong’s team. The whole of the city was immediately locked down as if the biosphere was exposed to vacuum. This (Building codes require every h
2034-03-02 0700LT Smoothing Over The Horror At the request of Ms. Smith, Dex made his way to Dr. Fong's lab. From Fong's point of view everything is working nicely. From Dex's point of view it’s a clusterfuck of clashing cultures. He smoothed it all over, despite the horrifying monstrosities growing in Fong's lab. (He took some me
2034-03-02 0400LT Political Leverage Kevin dealt with Ms. Smith’s attempt to put him at a disadvantage.

With significant assistance from Dex and Syd, Kevin was able to slip past the leverage Ms. Smith was trying to hold over him. It took a lot of effort, though, and neither was happy about helping the big man.

After all that, he wen
2034-03-01 1200LT Scary-Man Homecoming Most of the day was spent figuring out how the mission went so well.

Note - Kevin was not talking to the real leader.

Dex negotiates a real job.

Syd contacts Brad / JakJak for help.

2034-03-01 0900LT A Haven Revealed To Be Something Else Dex and Syd independently discovered that the human overseeres in the Warren are much more tightly integrated into Yutu than they would be able to sustain. It would not be enough to demonstrate the right outward behaviours. They would also need to think in a manner consistent with the mental
2034-02-28 2300LT The Returning Heroes Syd and Dex refused to leave the Warren with the others. Their deep infiltration into the social network of the Warren had them very cofident that they cuold dive deep into the details of the enemy operations while maintaining an airtight cover. Over the next ten hours they came to r
2034-02-28 1800LT A Visit To The Jade Rabbit Warren Rebecca braced herself for the increasing gravity as the APC was pushed down the linear accelerator. The last time she's ridden one was a few years ago, and it had been unpleasant, to say the least. "This launch will be a civilian Gs, ma'am," Dale said. "You will feel it, but it won't even be u
2034-02-28 1330LT Kevin Is Impressive Dale knew he didn't like or trust Kevin before. This cemented his opinion. "Get into position," he barked. Dex, Syd, and Rebecca were clearly confused about what was happening, and were ignoring the glowing lines arcing over to a large concrete building. He turned toward them to reit
2034-02-28 1300LT Kevin Is Impressed Kevin couldn't remember the last time he's had this much fun. TALOS was 100% fucking awesome. "Listen Corporal," he said, cutting off the large man with a sharp gesture. "This isn't my first ride. I know you have a schedule to keep. Right now? It waits." He pointed his heavily armoured arm
2034-02-28 1100LT Signs Point To China Seismologists from Boeing quickly determined that there is a large tunnel leading out of the base. It terminates under the South East corner of the Al/O2 plant. It goes South. The only other structure on the moon is the Chinese base at the South Pole. Kevin racked his mind for where
2034-02-28 0920LT Emergency Community Support About 100 people donned EVA Work Suits or Civilian Armour and rushed to the scene. There were few serious injuries. Heat and radiation burns were most common, along with lace problems from the EMP. Dex and Syd were both a bit addled by the magnetic field used to contain the plasma. [
2034-02-28 0915LT GTFO it's gonna blow The plasma weapon that fired off emanated from below the house. It blasted a hole upwards into the roof at the edge of the biodome, excavating almost 100m of concrete and rock. The top of the biodome is over 500m down, so the chance of loss of pressure was remote. Still, emergency procedures were tr
2034-02-28 0900LT Storming the Castle After the questioning is done, the characters end up talking about Brian - and heading to his place. He's the main suspect.

Dex guessed there would be another tunnel.

A Redshirt dies in the tunnels and basement.

Dale contacted Brian IVR. He seemed surprised to learn they were in his home. “I’m tr
2034-02-27 0800LT Called in for questioning Author’s Note: These narratives are mostly character development, not finished narratives for the books.

Brian William

“Good morning, Mr. Willam,” Dale said. The faceplate on his armour was fully transparent to the well dressed man sitting across from him in the interrogation
2034-02-26 1530LT I just breathed human remains Earlier, Mycroft informed Syd that Brian and Phil were both missing for over an hour, but that he was not allowed to investigate their disappearance until they were off the network for three hours. That would be 1700LT. Syd asked Kevin to help figure out why the Vault was full of gr
2034-02-26 1000LT Spearfishing A melodious tone drew Rebecca’s attention to her left. Shauna’s AR projection was standing two metres away, seamlessly integrated into the environment at Umbra. She was panicking while she waited for Rebecca to answer. Rebecca could understand that: Shauna appeared to be covered
2034-02-26 0600LT In Which Enthusiastic Adherence to Contracts Is Discussed A wailing siren and ringing alarms shocked Dex from his bed. He leapt up with far too much force, smashing himself into the ceiling hard enough to leave him slightly stunned even if he'd been fully awake. He fell slowly in the low G. By the time he hit the edge of his bed he was awake enough to
2034-02-26 0300LT A Daily Report is Crafted Dex finished his shift at 0300LT. He walked back to his apartment, not far from Umbra, enjoying the cool night air. He composed his daily report to Boeing Luna CEO Aurora Smith as he strolled along. As usual, he was choosy about what he included and what he left out. As much as possible
2034-02-25 1700LT What are YOU doing here Rebecca saw Shauna sitting on a bench as she approached Umbra. Aun hopped up as she pushed her bike into a rack, and air kissed her boss on both sides. “It’s been a while since you had a double-Umbra day, isn’t it?” Her voice was low and rich, somewhat at odds with her short lean fra
2034-02-25 1600LT Big Man Trouble Has a Pint Kevin has a drink and some banter with Dex. Kevin is sure Dex is a con artist of some sort, and Dex is sure that Kevin is not just a tourist. The conversation is devoid of any real meaning until the surprise arrival of some special guests.
2034-02-25 1500LT Rebecca has a concern Rebecca carefully concealed her anxiety and anger as she pedalled lightly down the broad, open-air cobbled road beside the Henry River. She was on her way to Syd’s bar, Umbra, from her bordello in the South side entertainment district, not far from her theatre complex. Riding in one
2034-02-22 1700UTC A delivery is arranged Background: Phil Bertrand is a Genetek SVP, on his way to Luna Alpha for a vacation. That's what the records show, anyway. He had a bit of hand luggage that was to make it's way to Brian William's control without undue scrutiny. They hired Syd to make it happen. After a bit of ne

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Major Milestone 3/27/19

Increased Refresh by 1 Increased Sneaky by 1 Swapped Careful and Quick to reflect attempt to be more legit. Removed Advantage over Syd Changed situational aspect of walking where they don't see us to a detailed knowledge of the hidden paths in the Jade warren.

GR Notes

Major milestone 2019-03-20

With this Major Milestone Dex has 6XP, and is now balanced with 0R.

Refresh Capacity: 35R

  • 24 Base
  • 5 L (4, 1)
  • 6 XP

Refresh Spent: 35R

  • 16R Approaches (1 5 4 -1 2 4)
  • 10R Abilities (5 stunt, 1 Senses, 3 Lace, 1 Money)
  • 9R Stress (3,3,3)

Refresh Available: 0R

2019-03-06 Refresh Audit

Refresh Capacity: 33R

  • 24 Base
  • 5 L (4, 1)
  • 4 XP

Refresh Spent: 35R

  • 16R Approaches (1 5 4 -1 2 4)
  • 10R Abilities (5 stunt, 1 Senses, 3 Lace, 1 Money)
  • 9R Stress (3,3,3)

Refresh Available: -2R

  •  ?

Significant milestone 2/27/19

Approach increased, approaches swapped, renamed aspect.

Major milestone 9/19/18

Refresh added, approach increased, approaches swapped, can rename still and buy a stunt.

Dexter's current build is balanced, with Refresh allocated as follows:

+10 Attributes
+10 Abilities
 +9 Resilience
 +5 Refresh Pool
-10 Weaknesses
+24 Refresh Total

I recommend something like taking an automatic consequence for your cybernetic eyes and/or ears, such that they are damaged in loud/bright conditions, and need repair before they work properly again. (I can help with those.) If they are as robust as human organs that's a rare event, so the weaknesses would get you another 2R each. I would put those 4R into Approach points. Finally, I would consider a few stunts based on your backstory, especially about being elusive.