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Willow

Aliases: #REDIRECT [[Willow]]

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[[Miranda Bishop]] :: [[Willow]] :: [[Miranda]] :: [[Meridian]] :: [[Willow Rosenberg]] :: [[Melissa Beshu]] :: [[Maleficent]]

Aspects
High Concept: Hypersensitive Gene Witch Transhumanist Evangelist
Trouble: The ends justifies the means
Aspects:
  • Mengele: Avant-Garde Medical Experimentation Is My Art And Your Flesh Is My Canvas
  • Selfish Shellfish: My Most Inspired work stays in me
  • The Vouch: Always seeks any advantage for her team
  • Uplifting: Show me you are worthy, and I will elevate you
  • The Pick Off Artist: Ultra-competitive augmented sniper
  • What do you mean I can't do that?: Sutton anchors my emotions and is my moral compass.
  • Blood Hat: Expert in Genetic Cryptography
Fate Points
Refresh: 3 Current Total 3
Approaches
Careful Clever Flashy Forceful Quick Sneaky
+2 +5 0 +4 +2 +1
Stunts
  • High Mach: Because I am a Master Manipulator, I get a +2 when I Forcefully create an advantage over someone who has something I want.
  • I have an itchy back: Because I Trade Favours, once per game session I can call on a powerful ally who can alter the situation to my liking.
  • House: Because I am a medical savant, I get a +2 when I Cleverly solve/overcome a medical conundrum
  • You can't kill what you can't see: Because I am an augmented sniper, I get a +2 when I Cleverly create an advantage to obfuscate my presence
  • Spirit of Pavlichenko: Because I am an augmented sniper, I get +2 when I Cleverly attack at long range
Damage Resistance
Stress: Mental Stress: Physical
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Consequences
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Important Items

Appearance

Attractive blonde that always has her hair short, up, or tied back with a pony tail. She has a flattering figure and generally dresses to flatter it more, and who wears glasses for 'the look' (she long ago had her vision actually corrected). Above average height, which she generally further increases with heels. She secretly likes being noticed if only because it generally masks her intelligence. She likes to be underestimated...and when it suits her, she wants people to fail to realize that she is most likely smarter than them.

Backstory

Melissa Beshu was born may 4th, 1999, in DC and grew up in the foster system (coincidentally the worst in the US) but she agreed to have her past obfuscated and her name changed to Miranda Bishop by Boeing once she was recruited - and it served both the company and her interests to hide her humble past, and some of the unsavory elements of it. She now goes by Willow Rosenberg

Miranda grew up without much - a home, money, family or friends. Having gone through the foster system, she isn't aware of any blood relatives. Miranda suffered brutal abuse in the foster system - systemic physical violence and sexual abuse from foster parents and other foster children. She had to use everything she could to get herself out of her situation, she uses every advantage she could - usually her formidable intelligence - but also often her looks, to manipulate others and not be broken. As such, she now believes that if you aren't using every advantage then you are failing to maximize your potential, and improve your situation...a belief that she now expands to include the human species. And she believes it is her job to make these improvements.

Miranda thrived in school and fought through the rough streets to be able to garner a full scholarship and graduated with top marks as an bio-engineer, MD, and veterinarian. She finished highschool at the age 14 with a full ride at John Hopkins in Baltimore, MD but still had to live in DC with her most abusive foster family and commute to school...so she remained under brutal care as a minor and her 'siblings' involved her in their gang activity. She finished her Masters at 17 and was already modifying genes in their highest lab. While her main doctoral dissertation was based on increasing human longevity (figured she's want to outlive all the bastards), she also worked on a side project where she modified a widely unknown viral strain that Myocarditis, and when she was 18 and released from the foster system, she infected two of her most vicious abusers - her foster father and an older brother. The strain self terminated within hours of death. Both were ruled heart attacks and died of natural, while somewhat unknown causes. Miranda justifies this as a way to save her younger 'foster' sister, one of the few people Miranda loves and cares about from her past.

At the age of 23 Miranda was successful in activation of a complex series of gene combinations that dramatically reduced the effects of aging. She introduced the genetic 'tweak' in her own system and it was successful - so despite her age she still appears around 23 years old. Miranda was plucked by the MNC shortly BEFORE defending her doctoral dissertation - and they struck her existence from the records as well as her research. She was recruited and her name changed her name from Melissa to Miranda. The MNC cooked up a backstory and she started a veterinary clinic.

Because she was generally mistreated by people she mistrusts them, and will use them to her advantage when she can. Animals, however, are a weakness...her pets are passionately loved and protected, and she will protect any animal she sees because she relates to them more than people. As such, she has few friends.

Miranda works largely as a bioengineer and believes that the human race requires 'retooling' in order to improve some of the less advantageous traits. Nothing too major - change a bendy knee here, a lack of ultraviolet detection there...little things. She believes that human beings have long been overdue for a species directed overhaul. Her ethics, at least HUMAN ethics, are a little questionable, but she is fiercely loyal to her animal friends.

Because of her great intellect and considerable education, she is considered the 'House' of vets...but she tries to keep that to a few loyal clients whom she believes are fully dedicated to their animal companions and those with something valuable in trade (more than money). She will often trade 'favours' for her services rather than money...for example, she will regularly enlists a client with considerable internet hacking skills to ensure that her online profile and any search done on her will only show what she wants people to know.

Absolutely compelled to investigate new biology / integrate into my ‘experiments’ and possible, me. The more interesting / intriguing the new information / idea, the more obsessed she will pursue it.

She will generally manipulate anyone she meets - and has the ability to do it. She will trade favours or use influence to get what she wants. She doesn't have a lot of friends, but has some strong allies that she uses to get what she wants. Obsessed with "improving her genome".

XP gained Apr 12 - 1 point refresh, 1 aspect point.

Officially, Miranda Bishop died in the BURF, just after the corporate war began, in an accident involving securing a potentially mammalian life ending virus. This was a cover up so she could escape the BURF without being hunted. She is now Willow Rosenberg.

Meridian is the true head of the DQE, controlling a figurehead who goes by the codename Tardigrade to protect Miranda (via a double secret) and himself. She founded the organization secretly, and implemented the VR games as a way to discover augmented humans everywhere, and to collect their DNA, for study and possible implementation. She has fought in the VR games under the name 'Meridian', as a way to test her own abilities. After winning 3 consecutive games, she seized the opportunity to use it as a clarion call to augmented humans everywhere to unite under the DQE flag. Meridian has become the champion of the DQE movement, but it remains a secret that Meridian is actually Miranda, and that Miranda controls the DQE.

Significant Milestone on Oct 11 - switched Forceful and Quick - raised Forceful by 1, added Blood Hat aspect


Personal Events

Date Description
Date Description
2034-03-13 2100EDT Induction into HMSS Storm and Vic 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 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 1600EDT A scary AF man meets a scarier AF man Willow realized that Tardigrade would have some insider knowledge of organized crime in Brazil – and everywhere else – so she introduced Droo and Tardigrade to each other. Tardigrade is so inhumanly psychopathic that he gave Droo the creeping jeebies – and Droo’s melded
2034-03-13 1500EDT The Brazilians are implicated Willow contacted Droo to investigate the nanites. It’s a clean case of espionage, but there is no indication of how they were delivered to Narnia Base, or who was behind it. Taylor’s team had done a lot to understand what the nanites actually did, but no one knows what they were supposed to
2034-03-13 1400EDT Uplifted animals are rescued Narnia Base has been abandoned, with 580 uplifted animals in the Wookiee’s belly. The humans were killed by nanites, which seem to have self destructed when their ‘keep alive’ signal was interrupted. The flight home took much longer than the flight down to Brazil, for a few reasons. F
2034-03-13 0700EDT A couple has a conversation On the way home from the Amazon by a somewhat circuitous route, Sutton and Willow had a little chat. Sutton was concerned by Willow’s occasional slips into ‘mad scientist management by fear’, especially after Genie’s concerns that Willow must not backslide into Miranda again. The conver
2034-03-13 0300EDT On the way home from Rome... [14:50]

droo71 at some point we need to flesh out the conversation on the plane - it rather decides whether mr. fault lives or dies. plus i think the potential for 'wtf. lmao' moments is a bit high


[18:11]

brilligtove I'm going to need to actually talk it out to develop the character more - bu
2034-03-12 2300EDT Willow discovers nanites Meanwhile, in back in the jungle.... Willow realizes that the common cause for the bizarre deaths in the humans is likely some kind of nanomachine. with a few hours work and the assistance of a strange man named Heathcliff Gentleman, the team are confident that the deaths were the result of cor
2034-03-12 1500EDT Chewie wanders through the wardrobe With the aerospace team working with Chewie to run the maintenance drones, the flight to the Amazon was amazingly quick. With everyone strapped in, she pushed out at 5g, heading nearly vertical until the atmosphere thinned. Shifting to rocket-mode, Chewie did something unexpected: she turned nose do
2034-03-12 1400EDT Taylor and the ABCThreat Team adjust Chewie When Willow, Sutton, Deke, and the HC Squad showed up to board Chewie they discovered that Taylor and some of her team had overruled the containment approach that the CAF BOD thought it had ordered up. "I understand there is some urgency," Taylor said, her quiet voice difficult to h
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 2330EST Willow greets her returning hero Willow has identified that she is experiencing human emotion feelings for Sutton - an unprecidented event for her. Rationally, she recognizes that she is in a world where she lacks the control she previously had over her environment and other people. Having Sutton around makes her fe
2034-03-11 1900EST Captive Tetras in the Faraday Cage Two pods - a 4 and a 5 - were collected after Droo's discovery. They were not harmed, but they were not invited either. They are currently in a CAFEL hanger big enough for Chewie. The space has been covered in a Faraday cage and is sealed and guarded. They have been given a wide assortme
2034-03-11 1600EST Willow Makes A Funny Droo and Dan are in Atlanta doing extractions and Droo checks back with CAF for assistance on removing the toxin ankle cuff on Taylor. Flush with skin and will administer a slow, painful, death to Alpha. Willow asks for the formula, and gets enough to determine there is no cu
2034-03-11 1549EST When The CHIPs Are Down Willow directed the CHIP team to figure out the consequences of the gravity lance. With some quick work they came back with simulations that indicate significant effects on the world's climate. Willow's call was routed to Elon's iAssistant. "Hi, Willow. Call me
2034-03-11 0813EST Droo Drops A Counter Narrative In an effort to counter narrative invented by Boeing and INCIS about the Sudbury Seven, the team anonymously expose records that show the real events of the day. Well, real in the sense that the characters were not at all the S7, and that they all died saving the place. The leak bea
2034-03-11 0800EST Meridian Makes An Announcement Realizing that the VRX Games were sitting on a huge trove of data about millions of augmented humans, Willow dons the Meridian avatar to make contact with Tardigrade. "That data needs to be destroyed," she said. "I see a mutant registration act in our future, and we can't risk govern
2034-03-11 0800EST Arrest warrant for Miranda Bishop
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 1300EST Willow Contacts Tardigrade about unification The details of the meeting have to be worked out still. It does end with Tardigrade attempting to advance Meridian's objectives.
2034-03-08 1200EST PD and DQE discuss unification The lunch meeting between the leaders op the PD and DQE - Storm and Meridian - leads to a long term goal of integrating their organizations into a new transhuman sect. As part of this statement of intent, PD will no longer advocate for killing, sterilizing, or abandoning homo sap
2034-03-08 1000EST Simon arrives Simon arrives with his very extended family, and students numbering near 20.
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 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 1400EST Sleuthing Swab Samples Mycroft helps Willow detect pheromones in the Vernon swab from the mystery mine 3 km from CAFEL base. She ran a clever analysis against any database of genomes she has access to with no luck. Meridian connects with Tardigrade to trade favours. They had a
2034-03-07 1400EST Sleuthing Swab Samples Mycroft helps Willow detect pheromones in the Vernon swab from the mystery mine 3 km from CAFEL base. She ran a clever analysis against any database of genomes she has access to with no luck. Meridian connects with Tardigrade to trade favours. They had a
2034-03-07 0700EST Willow Willow spends a fate point helping Jake with a Patient Prep failure during the neural lace implementation. Justified that she has many scans of Jake, and the NeuraLace team were being 'quick' not 'careful'. Google and Ouri both assist later (software patch) with additional
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 0700EST Jake Neural Lace Installation Prep: No issues after some assestence from Willow.

Install Lace: Roll was -1 so mesh was installed at a cost. One point of physical stress to Jake.

Install Perfusion: Installed without problems - after several Quick assistance from Ouri and Google. NeuraLace p
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

  • Droo: Assist in design and testing of security.
  • Icky: Repair and arm Chewie. Be upgraded by NeuraLace and Willow. Assist design and development of uFusion plant.
  • Jake: Be upgrad
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
2034-03-04 0600EST Droo activates StrDexCon StrDexCon is a genetic modification that dramatically increases physical strength, vigor, and agility. Droo had the package installed but it was never activated. Willow triggered it with a dose of selenium today. The installation happened over five days. The target's body grows leaner, more mus
2034-03-04 0600EST Construction At this point the characters have some short term goals.

1. Defensive Power: Build a facility that will keep you and yours safe through the oncoming storm. At the same time, make yourselves a very expensive target to attack.

2. Offensive Power: Personally and collectively increase your
2034-03-03 2200UTC Hideout The flight to Elliot Lake is uneventful after the mess with Storm, Vernon, and Chewie right after takeoff.

2034-03-03 1800EST

  • Land at Elliot Lake
  • Begin repairs to Chewie
  • Begin unloading Chewie
  • Design new micro-fusion reactor
  • Rest
  • Watch in wonder and horror as the Cash
2034-03-03 1700UTC Meet the Board The morning started cold, bright, and calm. It didn't last.

1130EST

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
2034-03-02 0200UTC (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
2034-03-02 0000UTC (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 1700UTC (Vesuvius) (2034-03-01 1200EST) To describe Miranda as angry would be to describe Vesuvius as dusty: technically true, but lacking in some important details. Her rage is heard by many when she finally lets loose. "I want them DEAD. I want their families DEAD. I want their friends DEAD. Oh and
2034-03-01 1645UTC 1145h Local time.

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, and the only door is the blast door to Ring 1.
2034-03-01 1630UTC 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 be 20-40 MITOtech Enhanced Humans who infiltrated the [[Biodome
2034-03-01 1600UTC (Miranda) Miranda realized that Tetras don't have language as we know it because their nervous systems don't really end at the skin. Small packs working together behave like one distributed organism, not like several cooperative or social creatures. She has not had a chance to share this discovery with an
2034-03-01 1600UTC (Kaleb) Kaleb, consulting with Miranda and others, invents three new technologies to make the environment hostile to Tetras. Two are not even lethal.
  1. No-O2 Fire Suppression: By activating fire suppression systems any Tetras who do appear will not be able to breathe. This should in
2034-03-01 1300 UTC 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 programming and other stuff happened too. Please add transcripts or
2034-03-01 0706 UTC Narrative: Chapter:0100. 0206h EST

Wow.

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 radiation, the blacktactic four - because their every cel
2034-03-01 0700 UTC (2034-03-01 0200 EST)

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

Ralston, Droo had a confrontation, with Droo flipping into Vögell-mode. [[Ga
2034-03-01 0600 UTC (2034-03-01 0100 EST played on 2017-03-08)

PCs

2034-03-01 0500 UTC (2034-03-01 0000 EST)

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 Halifax. He meets his unknown helper - [[Ralsto
2034-03-01 0400 UTC (2034-02-28 2300 EST)

PCs

  • There is a pause in the action as the players continue what they were doing the last hour.

NPCs

  • Val lands in [[Otta
2034-03-01 0300 UTC (2034-02-28 2200 EST)

PCs:

  • Deke and company are transferred to a biohazard-grade ambulance for transportation to Jenkin's work. He passes out on the way.
  • Droo is getting i
2034-03-01 0200 UTC (2034-02-28 2100 EST) 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 gengineering project. When Papua New Guinea and [[J
2034-03-01 0100 UTC (2034-02-28 2000 EST)
  • 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 Tetras with a weird combination of glee, te
2034-03-01 0000 UTC (2024-02-28 1900 EST)
  • 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:

  • Deke Heppener finds himself in the middle of a gunfight between an old man and a clearly cra
2024 Miranda begins work on Project Electrolux at BURF.
2020 Droo goes missing late in the year
2003-09-14 Melissa Beshu meets Simon Chang 2003-09-14 Melissa Beshu meets Simon.
1989-05-04 Melissa Beshu is born in Washington, DC, and directly into the foster care system.



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