For the Director Only!
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You always march to your own beat, and you enjoy bucking the system. Making others step outside of their comfort zone is something you strive for, especially if they learn something from it. Blind faith is a prison.
Born in Sanctuary. Pure. She was assigned to the Fortunate. It's arguably a good life. It's also a life she's never enjoyed, she'd much rather have been one of the Savvy. But such is not her lot in life.
She knows better than to complain... too much. She does what is expected of her, albeit reluctantly. It's never hard to tell her reluctance. The only time she ever seems something akin to content is when she's doing something she knows she shouldn't, though she comes close when she's working on making some shiny baubles. She's pretty good at that.
As for Sanctuary. She doesn't like the place, but she's never been anywhere else, never really had an opportunity to explore; so beyond that she wishes it was less rigid, she can't really articulate why.
Rod Colby (Alien Mutation)
The station is run on fusion, fueled by hydrogen that the station sucks up from the gas giant it orbits. It's the most dangerous part of the entire station, and you run the crew that maintains it. That would be hilarious if it wasn't also quite scary. You're not exactly the most stable of people, but you have absolutely no fear, which means you don't crack under pressure when something goes wrong. You just deal with it. Despite your reputation for being weird and erratic you're actually very good at your job. Off the job, you tend to get into trouble. A lot. Pushing people's buttons, testing boundaries, you can't help it. Getting others to do something they normally wouldn't is what you live for.
Jeremiah McTavish (Prosperity's Price)
Robert's middle son? Really? These days, most would think Jeremiah's the oldest, as the last year has taken quite the toll. Jeremiah never had a care for arithmetic or the ambition for business. His only dream was to find a publisher for the poetry he wrote while he wasn't earning a living writing uninspired articles at his uncle's paper - the Prosperity Town Crier. "Dull yet sincere filler," Jeremiah called his work. He married a beautiful bookworm of a young woman at twenty-five, and they were blessed by a son not even a year later. But what the Lord giveth, the Devil sends a wendigo to eat. Poor Adam McTavish died at the age of three last November, and his mother took her own life before the Reaping had even ended. Tragedy and hate has turned this sweet wordsmith into a bitter, violent soul that has one helluva bone to pick with Ol' Scratch.
The Deviant thinks and believes he is outside the rules. In reality, he is as subject to the rules as anyone else, and plays roles in order to survive (rather literally...wouldn't you say?), but he ultimately believes that society and people are base and corrupt. Rather than simply distance himself from the rabble -- these fine, "normal" folk -- he seeks to twist and corrupt them further, leading them into ruin. This Deviant is also a saboteur.
Addison Barrett (Slasher)
Addison has always been strange. His curiosity has been his driving force, and from an early age growing up in rural Oregon it's led him down troubling paths. He was curious what a cleaning agent would do if mixed with food, and so he tested it out on his mother. It was ruled a suicide. He bounced around from foster home to foster home after that, never finding one that clicked, often because he frightened or disturbed them. He learned to be more normal as he got older, to fit in and be more like the people around him, but his curiosity never waned. He hasn't killed anyone again, and honestly never meant to that first time.
Figuring out what makes others tick became his big fascination, and his current job as concierge allows him to do just that. He worked his way up from the front desk, and now helping people find and get what they want is his job. Most of the time it's boring, mundane things, but every now and again a freak comes through. The rumored history of the lodge, with its dark past and supposed hauntings also intrigues him. He's often thought about trying to break into the old Lakeview building, but hasn't found a way to do it without consequences just yet.
The Deviant challenges the status quo because allowing it to get too cemented leads to stagnation and ruin. They see the rules set down by others as stifling creativity and free will, chains set up by those in power to keep the rest of the flock in line. And that is something that they simply can't abide. The Deviant isn't simply some rebel, challenging the rules for the sake of the challenge. The Deviant works to show people the nature of possibility, and the kind of power and freedom that comes only when you're willing to step out of line.
Coming to America
Shai, or Shea as he is now called, was born many, many years ago, when Egypt was just starting to get its legs under it. Long before the Pyramids, before the Pharaohs, people believed in Fate, and gave it a name -- Shai.
Egypt rose to prominence, partially under Shai's guidance. But then, other Gods of Fate intervened, having a different idea. Shai, who helped nurture inspiration and gave little nudges of destiny, was no match against gods bringing ideas of world domination and cultural imperialism.
Egypt fell, despite his best efforts, a kingdom relegated to the sands of time and synonymous with concepts of death, leaving Shai weak, nearly forgotten. Until a fever started to spread about the secrets of Ancient Egypt and Egyptology, breathing one last spark of vitality back into him.
Role in the Carnival
Egypt's plunder was spread around the world, some of it ending up in museums, others ending up in private collections, and others still ending in in areas like Carnivals. Which is how Shai found himself coming to America, part of a collection of trinkets, one of which is a book containing his story.
Now, Shai works to collect more evidence of the Egytpian Mysteries, giving people a newfound sense of wonder and curiosity. It might not be belief, per se, as only a handful of people in the world still believe that the Egyptian Gods hold any power, but it's enough to get him by.
And just as before, he seeks to spark enlightenment, but now, he shows people what power there can be in bucking a destiny written by someone that seeks to keep them in chains, and embracing a new one that violates all the rules and norms.
Alexander Brooks (Project Icarus)
Brooks is the man that the company sends in when they need to figure out what is really going on, when information is too important for pesky things like rules and laws to get in the way. They pay him well for his services, of course, but it's well-known that whatever Brooks does, it's almost completely off the books. This, of course, doesn't make for a whole lot of trust between him and the rest of the crew, but if there's one thing that you can count on Brooks to do, it's get shit done -- by any means necessary.
He does exactly what the company asks, how they ask, and doesn't ask any questions. This doesn't mean that he's always thrilled with those asks, but when you're in as deep as he is, there really isn't much other choice.