Campaign of the Month: December 2011
Dresden Files Dallas
Public owner of The Purple House on Bell
Total Refresh: 10
Unspent Refresh: 1
Skill Cap: Superb
Total Skill Points: 36
Unspent Skill Points: 0
Unspent Fate Points: 2
- High Concept: Talented Student of the World’s Mysteries
- Trouble: Public Face of the Freakshow
- Keen Business Sense
- The Purple House on Bell
- Networking Savant
- Aggressive Latina Businesswoman
- Closet Geek in Love (with Matthew Consprite)
- (+5) Superb: Contacts, Conviction
- (+4) Great: Discipline, Lore
- (+3) Good: Alertness, Rapport, Empathy
- (+2) Fair: Deceit, Investigation, Resources
- (+1) Average: Burglary, Endurance, Scholarship
Stunts, Powers, Magic
- (-2) Channeling: Photomancy
- (-1) Refinement
- (+1) Item of Power (Piedra de la Pasaje) controlling
- (-2) World-Walker
- (-1) Windfall (Resources) – Represents when a house sells
- (-1) High Quality Workspace, Arcane (Resources)
- (-1) Lush Lifestyle (Resources)
- (-1) Honest Lies (Deceit)
- (-1) Sex Appeal (Rapport)
- Engagement Ring +2 Defensive Control (Discipline) (2 slots)
- St. Joseph Medallion +2 Defensive Power (Conviction) (2 slots)
- Netlapololtiliztli – Maneuver: Aspect: “Difficult to See” – 3 Exchanges (Shadowy Illusion)
- Cehualli – 5 Shift Veil Block – 1 Exchanges
- Nahuan – Maneuver: Aspect: “You Attacked The Wrong Barbara” – 3 Exchanges (Mirror Image Spell)
- Huitecoc – Weapon:3 Attack (Lightning Flash/Laser/Intense Heat)
Physical (Endurance): (1) (2) (3)
Composure (Conviction) : (1) (2) (3) (4)
Basic Minor (-2): *ANY*
Extra Minor (-2): *Composure*
Moderate (-4): *ANY*
- True Name: Bárbara María Pérez de Ferrer
- Physicals: 5’6", 119 lbs, 36C-23-34, Shoe Size 8, Birthday Feb 8
- Coloring: Hazelgreen eyes, brown skin, brown hair (dyed between sandy blonde or black depending on her whim, usually light in summer, dark in winter)
- Clothing: Wide variety depending on the day and her mood, but usually “classy but sexy” q.v. quality jewelry/fabrics/tailor/cut, but cleavage, figure hugging skirts (pencil), high heels, hose, etc.
She is the “public” owner of The Purple House on Bell as well as a minor talent.
Phase One: Background
Father from Mexico (Guadalajara), mother from Uruguay (Montevideo), they were mildly successful single, but combined to make a formidable real estate team in Mexico. Her mother was an accountant before they married, and kept the finances afterwards. Her father made a killing during the booms of Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta (both in Jalisco). The magic comes from her mother’s side of the family (accomplished Brujería all, though her mother lacked the talent/gift).
Aspect: Keen Business Sense
Phase Two: Rising Conflict
She was always judged by her looks, and after her Quinceanera it just got worse. However, she internalized her budding magic and anger, and used her charms to help bring in money. After a particularly tense negotiation which was causing her father stress, she talked her way into coming to the next meeting (at a club where a 17 year old girl was very much the center of all attention), and at that meeting, was able to seal the deal when the other party let its guard down. After that, daddy’s little girl went to as many meetings as he could get away with.
Aspect: Aggressive Latina Businesswoman
Phase Three: The Story
Unfortunately, the family invested in some dodgy outlets and her father lost everything. Barbara rolled up her sleeves and went to work to help rebuild. However she was older, and knew that two things were true… there were better opportunities in America for her, and in America she could be far enough away from her mother’s family to set out exploring her magic on her own and in her own way. In South America, there were traditions, and those traditions were followed.
Barbara talks to everybody, anybody, knowledge is power and people you meet are potential business partners… she still sends money home when she can.
Aspect: Networking Savant
Phase Four: Guest Starring
Belle Starr and Barbara bought the Purple House on Bell from its previous occupants, mainly as a “base of operations” for all their future magical explorations and experiments. It’s turned into a central hub of supernatural activity.
Aspect: The Purple House on Bell
Phase Five: Guest Starring Redux
Pallas/Erica/Matthew Consprite/et al.
It’s all Pallas’ fault. It’s always Pallas’ fault. ‘Take me to A-Kon’ he said, ’you’ll get to look at all the freaks’ he said, ‘we don’t have to stay very long’ he said… idiot.
So Barbara was first introduced to Anime only a few years ago, Otaku culture, role-playing games, and because her magical hexing is fairly mild… even computer games from time to time (she has a level 85 female Gnome Warlock with pink pigtails in World of Warcraft but her gear sucks because she never has time to raid).
Barbara is very new in this world, to say it wasn’t part of her life growing up would be an understatement… and frankly the intensity with which the people in it relish in their quirky oddities freaks her out a bit (all their useless trivia, how they dress, how much money they spend, etc. etc.). The people are intense, but harmless and generally nice. So, under the guise of being polite, or being “put upon” to provide transportation or a sober chaperone or whatever… Barbara goes along and plays along. But it’s a bit like Brier Rabbit and being thrown in the Brier Patch.
One of her favorite guilty pleasures is the Anime “Witch Hunter Robin” … she knows all the words to the opening song in Japanese (which she doesn’t speak) and would be mortified if anyone found her DVD collector’s edition box set… especially Erica. She’s also been secretly putting together a Witchhunter Robin outfit for next year’s A-Kon but there’s no way in heck anyone’s finding that out until it’s 100% ready.
Aspect: Closet Geek in Denial
- (Accumulated 3 minors 1/2/3) – Raised Conviction to 5
- Minor #1 – Banked
- Minor #2 – Banked
- Minor #3 – Awarded For Season 2 Erlking Daughter events – Banked
- Minor #4 – Banked
- Minor #5 – In Progress
- (2/5 Carryover)
- Upgraded to 10/35 for Season 2
These were “pre-powerup”
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- Actor/Model Used For Photos: Barbara Mori