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Old 01-12-2018, 08:46 PM   #121
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Paul Kraig was found dead, this morning, in his home. The cause of death is obviously a brutal knife attack, multiple stabs and slashes all over his fat body. No signs of forced entry. No signs of a struggle.

Paul worked an unremarkable job as a cook in a diner. He was a loner. He was unattractive, sullen, and lazy. He had pale skin (most of it a red ruin now), short blonde hair, and cold hazel eyes.

Paul's dark secret was that he had stockpiled chemical weapons and improvised explosives, on the orders of the black-haired woman he met 15 months ago while trying to poison his customers.
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Old 01-13-2018, 01:49 AM   #122
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Nick's Knacks is a small shop that sells unusual items and various antiques. Inexplicably, inventory is rotated out at regular intervals, with no exceptions (no, not even asking the clerk to put something on hold will stop it). The shop has changed hands a number of times in the last six or so years, usually after some unusual incident. The original Nick sold the shop away after a horrible affair involving a jealous husband and ring bought at his store.

The current owner is one Daisy W. Ehrlich, who bought the shop around two years ago. Unusual events seem to be on the decline, though you can still find the strangest buys at generous prices. This is no accident. Daisy sorts through the stock shortly after a new shipment arrives, and has the sense and knowledge to sort out the dangerous from the harmless.

Her sense of danger is a little warped though. Firearms are in the "harmless" category, while jewellery and figurines often find themselves in the "dangerous" category. Daisy goes to much trouble to find the dangerous items owners who understand the risk. Sometimes, she keeps the item for herself. Thus, her house has steadily become more and more cluttered with various bits and bobs, paintings, small statuettes, snow globes, the odd book, electronic lightshows, etc.

Her secret (beyond her knowing what is and isnít dangerous in her shop), is that some time ago, she picked up a snow globe thatís the spitting image of Serenity Falls. It has a strange power; if she knows where someone is, she can use it to trap their soul inside the snow globe, leaving them in a cold parody of the town. She used it twice so far. The first time was on an out of towner who had a few to many questions about her shop. The second was a man who spurned her advances. Occasionally, she visits the town of the snow globe by staring long and deep into it. She's thinking about bringing more people into her Serenity Falls...
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:00 AM   #123
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Daisy sorts through the stock shortly after a new shipment arrives, and has the sense and knowledge to sort out the dangerous from the harmless.

Her sense of danger is a little warped though. Firearms are in the "harmless" category, while jewellery and figurines often find themselves in the "dangerous" category.
Statting her up, I'd probably give her Magery 0 or some setting-specific variation of it. She doesn't have any spellcasting or similar talent, but it looks like she knows which items are magical and can use them if she wishes.

At this point, I'm wondering if the town itself as the Veil of Mundanity over it or whether said Veil is shredded leaving the townspeople fully aware that Something Is Wrong.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:35 PM   #124
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Charlotte Love

Charlotte Love is the resident herbalist, homopath, naturopath, etc of Serenity Falls. While the majority of the town considers her to be a kook, her customer base includes one-fifth of the population of Serenity Falls. She possesses a knack for knowing exactly what her customers need and, despite her esoteric and new age activities, she is a phenomenal genius and a natural doctor (IQ 16 and Healer 4).

Secret: Charlotte Love was born Andrea Hart, born to the marriage of Lenape woman and a Japanese woman, and ran away and changed her name after she killed an Anglo man in self-defense when she was 16.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:09 PM   #125
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Secret: Charlotte Love was born Andrea Hart, born to the marriage of Lenape woman and a Japanese woman,
More explanation needed.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:19 PM   #126
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Sorry, mistyped, a Lenape man and a Japanese woman.
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Old 01-13-2018, 04:46 PM   #127
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Michael "Doc" Holliday.
65 year old owner of Holliday's Inn. A small hotel /restaurant / bar
Doc was a big city cop all his adult life. He worked just about every detail there is and has a lot of friends out there that would drop everything to help out their old Training officer.
Doc is an old school, no nonsense, stand up guy (I play him as a version of Sean Connery in The Untouchables). He is fit for his age and can handle himself with his fists or a gun.
He walks with a slight limp. The long term results of being shot on the job decades ago
His two adult daughters still live in the city. His Colombian wife died five years ago.
Doc doesn't have a dark secret (as such) as I run him.
Doc helps a national informal network for helping vulnerable women. There is usually a couple of frightened young women staying in his rooms.
The Armenian mob would certainly like to meet him due to revenue he's cost their trafficking ventures.
Elena Lincoln
Beautiful, rather stern, no-nonsense young Armenian woman. Rescued by the network.
Dark secret - had been forced into sex work by the mob.
Darker secret - she killed at least one of the gang during her rescue.
Darkest secret - she acted as a recruiter for the gang to avoid punishment
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