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Valentine O'Connor

Aliases: #REDIRECT [[Valentine O'Connor]]

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[[Val]] :: [[Valentine O'Connor]]

Aspects
High Concept: Entrepreneurial Genius Inventor Risen From Poverty To Power
Trouble: Murphy Makes A Rage Monster Of Me
Aspects:
  • Morbid Ingenuity.
  • You are insanely great even if it's a pyrrhic greatness.
  • Reality Distortion Field so strong even I believe it.
  • Inspired refinement of existing designs defines my ethos and style.
  • Celestes Strong: I can lift 5000 Kg, jump 5m straight up, and walk through normal barriers like they're not even there.
  • Celestes Strong: I can lift 5000 Kg, jump 5m straight up, and walk through normal barriers like they're not even there.
  • Celestes 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. Celestes have 5 Physical Stress slots (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and 4 Consequence slots (2, 4, 6, 8).
  • Celestes Fast: My reaction times are significantly faster than normal humans, meaning I can run (30+ 10 x Quick) Km/h, dodge almost anything a normie throws at me, and think faster than you expect. Celestes have 2 Mental Stress slots (1, 2).
  • Not Careful: Not practiced enough to be that Careful.
  • Not Forceful: Not practiced enough to be that Forceful.
  • Not Quick: Not practiced enough to be that Quick.
  • Not Sneaky: Not practiced enough to be that Sneaky.
Fate Points
Refresh: 3 Current Total 3
Approaches
Careful Clever Flashy Forceful Quick Sneaky
-2 +4 +4 +6 +3 +1
Sophant Characteristics
Stunts
  • Because I am profoundly charismatic, I get +2 to forcefully overcome resistance to my demands and desires.
  • Because of my capacity to inspire others, once per session I can reverse someone else's failure (-2 becomes +2, -4 becomes +4, etc.) though this may come with a consequence to that person.
  • Because I am inspirational, I get +2 to Flashily create an advantage that drives inspirational creativity in solving a problem.
  • Think Different: +2 to Cleverly refine and design industry-changing products.
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
Teams:
Stuff
  • Optogenetic Smart Dust: Very High resolution brain-computer interface (BCI). Invoke with one fate point to temporarily induce +2 to one Approach.
  • Blurring human and machine: Intelligent devices and agents become part of my mind and self - as effortless as breathing and moving and seeing.
  • Magnetic Disruption: Strong (1T+) magnetic fields can disrupt or damage the lace.
  • Heavy Jelly Liquefaction: Any physical stress or consequences taken comes with an additional 2 point Consequence: Concussed.
Stress: Mental Max 3 Stress: Physical Max 3
1 2 3 1 2 3
Consequences (Max 6)
2:
4:
6:

Appearance

Val is a small man with red-brown skin. His brow is often furrowed with concentration and it is common to find him staring off at something that exists only in his mind. He looks... normal. Not ugly or beautiful. But when he catches you in his spotlight he is absolutely compelling.

Backstory

Born in 2019 to utter destitution in the drowning city of Chennai, Val was abandoned to a temple shortly after he was born. His birth name was Valmiki; they renamed him Valentine O'Connor, after Jennifer's father and Conner himself.

He was adopted at only a month old by Irish ex-pats working in the region. Connor and Jennifer were industrial engineers, working for the UN to help shore up the crumbling infrastructure. The pay was lousy and the work exhausting, but they were true believers in Doing The Right Thing. Val's first five years were spent living among the most impoverished and desperately poor people in the world, with a lifestyle that was barely better. This left him with a lifelong drive to make money and gain power. The family returned to Toronto, Canada when Val was four, in time to start school.

Even as a child, Val showed remarkable affinity for improvised weapons. When he was seven he built an ultrasonic blaster to keep animals out of his garden, then modified it into a phaser-shaped gun with parabolic focusing and later targeting, for protection from dogs. His parents, both industrial design engineers and makers, brought the products to market, and made enough money to fund Val's education. By the time he was 12 he'd built a secret lab under the garage-workshop, using excavation and construction 'bots he'd built himself. His parents were more than a little concerned at his tendency to produce devices with destructive potential. They never knew that he was really building powerful weapons in his secret lab, and then redesigning them to suit industrial work in the "public" workshop. His railgun was a notable success in this regard. The version they sold to Boeing could melt small balls of metal almost instantaneously, and then fire it out at any velocity up to Mach 3. Calibrated correctly and mounted on a high-precision robotic arm, this became a 3D printer for metals. (See his Aspect, Morbid Ingenuity.)

As a teenager Val's attitudes towards his family and friends started to shift. He had always been a charming child, but now his charm and focus began to mature into a frighteningly powerful charisma. (See Reality Distortion Field.) There were many mis-steps and social disasters while he learned to use these gifts, including two unwanted pregnancies (the teacher had an abortion; the girlfriend had it removed and stored for potential later use).

It was during these years that he found he could get much more done by driving other people to perform at levels they didn't know they were capable of. He completed his first degree - industrial engineering - at 17, when his peers were finishing high school. His parents had been running his company, Valüum for a few years, and it was now a multi-million dollar R&D operation employing several geniuses. When he graduated, Val took the reigns as CEO, with his parents as COO and CIO. From that point forward Valüum shifted from inventing industrial machines to developing cutting edge weapons and defences.

Val's temper is legendary. When things are going his way everything is fine. When something goes wrong he loses his cool profoundly and with vicious intensity. He does not usually lash out physically, preferring to use his other talents and resources to damage, destroy, or distort the person or thing that is in his way. On occasion his temper has been directed at reality itself.


References



Personal Events

Date Description
Date Description
2034-03-13 1615EDT Council of Solar Powers - First Session Six minutes after Storm and Princess Victoria 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?" [[A
2034-03-13 1615EDT Council of Solar Powers - First Session Six minutes after Storm and Princess Victoria 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?" [[A
2034-03-11 0000EST Overview Today:
  • 2034-03-10 0600EDT Jake continues training (free 1h 0900, 1300, 1700)
  • 2034-03-10 060
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 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.

NeuraLace

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 Different characters have different tasks and goals.

PCs

  • Droo: Assist in design and testing of security. That contract from Tank.
  • Icky: Repair and arm Chewie. Be upgraded by NeuraLace and Willow. Assist design and d
2034-03-04 1300EST Aftermath and Construction Different characters have different tasks this afternoon.

PCs

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 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 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-00000010-QINU`"' The incursion is believed to
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-00000019-QINU`"' The incursion is believed to
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

PCs

2034-03-01 0100EST Kaleb catches hell (2034-03-01 0100EST / 2034-03-01 0600UTC / 2034-03-01 0600LT) played on 2017-03-08

PCs

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

PCs

  • 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)

PCs

  • There is a pause in the action as the players continue what they were doing the last
2034-02-28 2300EST Eastern Asian Meet the Tetras (2034-02-28 2300EST / 2034-03-01 0400UTC / 2034-03-01 0400LT)

PCs

  • 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)

PCs:

  • 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 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.

Characters:

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.

Characters:

2026 Valentine O'Connor takes full control of Valüum. Q, one of the Seven AIs, becomes self aware.
2019-02-14 Valentine O'Connor is adopted by Jennifer Muhammad and Connor McLean.
2009 Valentine O'Connor is born.



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