Arachne (The Creepshow)

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Name

Arachne

Also Known As

Spider or Little Bug

on MUX as

Arachne

Archetype

The Creepshow

Occupation

Organic Mechanic

Apparent Age

20s

Played By

Amandla Stenberg

Faction Membership

The Savvy
Organic Mechanic
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Want to see a monster?

Look in the mirror. You try to hide it, to keep it secret or push it down, but it's there. It's always there.

I'm the freak, the leper, the monster, and I wear it for all to see. I show you that you're too comfortable. Too complacent. We're the monsters, and what we do to each other is worse than any horror movie. I peel back the skin, reveal the truth, spill its entrails.

Come closer. You want to see something really scary?

Archetype Roster Concept 



You revel in the strange and unusual because you yourself are strange and unusual. You're fascinated by the things that give others nightmares, which can be good or bad depending on the situation.



Role in The Last Road

Born the child of raiders out in the wastes, 'Little Bug' as they called her lost her legs from just above the knees down at 6 in an explosion. Most raider gangs would have simply let the child die - a disabled mouth to feed is just a drain on resources - but the Bug was already a prodigy at mechanics, her tiny hands deft and nimble, so they saved her and nursed her back to health. A bit more than a year later, the gang was wiped out in a fight with the Children of War and the children like Bug were taken back to Sanctuary.

Her mechanical skill could have been useful among the Children, and while she's disabled she IS Pure and could have been Fortunate, but it was the Green Man who took one look at her and claimed her for the Savvy. Her ability to adapt and work around her disability impressed him, and her mechanical talents showed an aptitude for learning. He named her Arachne and had her learn medicine along with mechanics and engineering, shaping her into a gifted Organic Mechanic. She's an inquisitive thing, always watching and learning from the world around her.

In her medbay she has a harness that's suspended from the ceiling and can move quickly all about by pulling different chains. It's like she glides through the air on her web. It has a number of extra 'limbs' attached to it, equipped with lights and clamps and other tools to keep her hands free for the important stuff, and further adds to the 'spider' imagery.

Outside of her medbay, she gets around on an old, refurbished 'Tony Hawk' (the only name she knows for a skateboard). While she makes prosthetics for others, she rarely wears them herself - her amputations were rushed and crude, not done with future prosthetic use in mind, and so using prosthetics is painful for her.

Maybe being born to raiders taught her how brutal life can be, or maybe she didn't particularly like them. Whatever the case, she showed none of the resistance and anger often seen in kids of vanquished foes taken in by the Sanctuary. There was no re-programming needed and no adjustment period. She simply made the best of her situation, as she always has.

That's not to say she's sweetness, sunshine and rainbows. Far from it. She's impatient, surly and vulgar, her tongue as sharp as her scalpel. She does everything for herself, rarely asking for help, and heaven help the fool that tries to do something for her. If she's bitter about her disability, hardened from a childhood among raiders, or just a massive cunt, who can say? More than a few War Kids are creeped out by and afraid of her, dangling over them with sharp instruments and a little smirk. No one looks forward to a visit to the Spider's Den.

Unlike most Savvy, she keeps her hair short and dresses in leather and vinyl, more like the Children do.

Organic Mechanic: Need your vitals updated? Spending lux on a new tattoo or piercing? In need of a pure-blood top-up? She has it covered.

Mechanical Aptitude: The War Kids have noticed she knows mechanics, often employing it when making prosthetics. She's something of a cousin in that sense.

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Brawn: Poor
+ Tough As Nails (Positive)

She has endurance to spare and a strong core.
- Double-Amputee (Negative)

She has little use of what's left of her legs and cannot walk, run or even stand. She cannot reach much that others can and gets no leverage on lifting.
Finesse: Good
+ Nimble Fingers (Positive)

Small hands and quick, dexterous fingers make her an excellent surgeon and mechanic.
+ Agile (Positive)

She can climb and move quite quickly in ways others don't or can't.
- Slow (Negative)

In open spaces with nothing to climb or traverse she's pretty much moving at a literal crawl.
Brains: Good
+ Emergency Medicine (Positive)

She's highly trained in triage and trauma, highly useful in emergencies and on the battlefield, but not so much at healing.
+ Clinical (Positive)

She has an eye for detail and notices the little things.
- Overfocused (Negative)

Sometimes she gets TOO into the details.
Spirit: Normal
+ Menacing (Positive)

Legs or not, she can make War Kids nervous with just a look.
+ Numb (Positive)

She's used to the gore and violence of war, and not much fazes her.
- Distant (Negative)

She's not the most friendly or open person.

Perks and Quirks

+ Area of Expertise: Medic

Gets a bonus to all triage/trauma medicine rolls.
+ Area of Expertise: Mechanics

Gets a bonus to working with mechanical equipment.
- Communal Mindset

THE GREATER GOOD.
+ Good Luck

Sometimes she's just lucky.
+ Steel Yourself

Not much fazes her.
- Crippled

Missing both legs from just above the knee.
- Can't Shoot

She's never used a gun or been taught how to.

Gallery

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KTT

Born Again Gardener

Pretty sure he likes fungus better than people. Can't blame him. So do I, mostly.

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Sebas

Imperator (Charioteer)

Some Children are brains as well as brawn.

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Art

Designer of Glorious Chariots

We use different tools and work on different things, but we're a lot alike.

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