The Heretic

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Current Name
Jonny Lester

Current Occupation
High School Senior

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For the Director Only!

 


Overview

Everyone else is a phony, a joke, or a loser. I'm just pointing it out. You're all thinking it, but none of you has the balls to say it. Well I do. They're enormous. My doctor says it might be a problem one of these days.


You're a troll, a provocateur, always saying what no one wants to hear. Someone has to, because people need to hear it. You're the devil's advocate of every situation.


Current Role

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Previous Roles

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Previous Incarnations

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The Heretic (1)

I am the voice on the shoulder, telling you what to do. I'm also the voice on the other shoulder, contradicting the first. Everything you choose is going to be wrong this way. Which means I get to be right.

Roles

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Victor Kline (Isle of Dread)

The forbidden sells. Danger sells. People want what they know they shouldn't have. You say give it to them. That's how you've made it in life, by getting people to do what they've always, really wanted to. The taboo is the most in-demand commodity. For this festival, it's not about sex or drugs - there will be plenty of both without your help. No, the giant goldmine buried on this island is the history no one wants to talk or think about. Freakshows were once all the rage because people love to rubberneck and gawk. They still do - just look at reality TV.

The ruins, where an entire village was brutally slaughtered, are ripe for exploitation. Madison would be appalled by the idea, but Conrad wants money more than anything, and there's tons of money to be made. You even got a big bruiser of a local named Bruce to agree to guide tours in. You just need to sell Conrad on the idea. And if you can't, well, he doesn't have to know you did it, anyway.

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Cole Monroe (Alien Mutation)

You've smuggled, stolen and swindled. You've conned and robbed. Years of various criminal endeavors has built you quite a network of contacts and suppliers, so when Penumbra hired you several years ago to be the concierge at their ultra-lux resort and casino, you accepted. A legitimate cover for what you do. They know you break the law, bring in illegal goods, offer illicit services, but that's what their high rollers want. You just have to stay a step ahead of the Marshals, and your man on the inside, (Fool), has your back. The station's best EVA tech, Numminen, helps you move product outside the station without notice. Various mining ships bring in goods to be moved. Leung, the resources manager, gives you places to stash it. Venus and her boys and girls in Total Eclipse help you move and sell. It's a well-oiled machine. Riordan even knows vaguely, but not the details. Plausible deniability and all.

You have a younger sister back on Earth, the pride and joy of the family, who has a degenerative condition. Caring for her is expensive and you've always been the black sheep of your family, so you do whatever it takes to make sure she has the best. No one in your family knows that her mysterious benefactor is you, of course. You don't want them to.

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Gabriel Munson (Prosperity's Price)

Being told who you were going to be and raised for a specific purpose never sat well with you. As you came of age, the demands and expectations of the Widow Munson sat heavy on your shoulders leading to a large falling out. Leaving Prosperity, you sought your own path as best you could, joining the Army and serving in the Indian Wars on the Plains.

But it was as if the curse followed you out of Prosperity, death was on your footfalls and swathed a path in front of you. During the Massacre, you were shot by one of your own when they fell under a spell of rage. Bleeding and on the threshold of death, you took a bargain to continue to live but at a price you did not expect.

For a decade you have wandered the midwest, answering the call of your dark benefactor but the pull of the curse to come home can only be ignored for so long. The journey back to Prosperity was undertaken with your Native American companion, friend, and wife, Nahihama. What awaits you in Prosperity you are uncertain, but there are many old wounds that have been left to fester and unfinished business that demands reckoning.

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The Heretic (2)

The proverb 'He who won't listen, must feel' epitomizes the fate of children who refuse to believe that stoves are hot simply because they've been told. Like these children, the Heretic takes nothing on faith. Likely to distrust or disagree with what anyone else says, he wants knowledge, more than anything, but he needs to find it out for himself. Received wisdom is no wisdom to the Heretic.

Roles

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Thomas Hill (Slasher)

Thomas Hill and his sister, Amy, grew up in Beaver Lake. Their father, a historian, was always reserved, but withdrew completely into himself after the death of their mother. He also stopped teaching, requiring the family to live on the meager and inconsistent income from his books. Thomas and Amy, who were too young when this happened to remember any other way of life, had to raise themselves without much help from anyone. As a result, they have an unusually close bond, even for twins, and tend to feel that they can rely only on themselves and each other, in the end.

In every other respect, however, Thomas and Amy are opposites. Amy is an outgoing, friendly, and athletic girl who loves the outdoors. Thomas is allergic to everything, including most people, and prefers indoor activities, like reading. He found early in life that he could learn just about anything without the least trouble. He also found that he was more intelligent than most people he met, including adults, and came to look down on and despise them. Thomas seized on this advantage: for he wants to get out...

But out, at this point, is a dream neither Thomas nor Amy has reached. Both want to make something of themselves, but for financial reasons, have come only so far as the nearest and most affordable college. Amy, with more initiative than Thomas, pressed her brother into part-time work with her from an early age, intending to save enough money to start a new life one day. For the last few years, the twins have come to the Eager Beaver Lodge to work in the summers. Amy works outside, on the grounds. Thomas works in the lodge. He despises the lodge, his work, and the guests, as he despises most people and things.

Yet: there are a few curious characters here, from whom Thomas indeed feels he might be able to learn something interesting one day...