Elena Torres

Former DEA agent, Tigua avatar, vigilante. It is said that the United State Justice System is gone, replaced with a mere Legal System. When Agent Torres lay betrayed & dying on a high mesa, it was an ancient Pueblo warrior spirit that answered her prayers

Description:

Power Level


  • Total Refresh: 14
  • Unspent Refresh: 2
  • Skill Cap: Superb
  • Total Skill Points: 46
  • Unspent Skill Points: 0
  • Unspent Fate Points: ?

Aspects:

  1. High Concept One Woman Warpath
  2. Trouble Family In Town
  3. People Always Trying To Kill Me
  4. And Justice For All
  5. You Know, Like The Punisher
  6. More Than Meets The Eye
  7. Hey, I Got A System

Skills:


  • Superb (+5): Athletics, Guns
  • Great (+4): Alertness, Discipline, Stealth
  • Good (+3): Conviction, Investigation, Lore
  • Fair (+2): Burglary, Craftsmanship, Empathy, Endurance, Resources
  • Average (+1): Contacts, Deceit, Fists, Intimidation, Scholarship

Powers and Spellcasting:

Stunts:
(- 1) Calm Blue Ocean, pg 151.
(- 1) Fast Reload, pg 153.
(- 1) Pin the Tail, pg 153.
(- 1) Scene of the Crime, pg 153.

Powers:
(- 1) Claws, pg 162.
(- 1) Echoes of the Beast, pg 163.
(- 1) Cloak of Shadows, pg 169.
(- 1) Marked by Power, pg 169. Toho the Mountain Lion and Hé-é-é Warrior Maiden
(- 0) Wizard’s Constitution, pg 170.
Elena puma 03(- 1) Beast Change, pg 174. Mountain Lion.
(+ 1) Human Form, pg 176. Claws, Inhum Str, Super Tough in Shapeshifted form only.
(- 2) Inhuman Speed, pg 178.
(- 1) Inhuman Toughness, pg 185 (Catch, Ice + 2).

(+ 2) Item of Power: Amulet of Toho
(- 2) Inhuman Strength (Only in Shapeshifted form)
(- 1) Supernatural Toughness (Only in Shapeshifted form)

Shapeshifted Skills::
Superb (+5): Athletics, Fists, Might
Great (+4): Alertness, Discipline, Stealth
Good (+3): Endurance, Intimidation, Investigation
Fair (+2): Empathy, Survival, Presence
Average (+1): Conviction, Deceit, Lore

Stress

Physical (Endurance): (1) (2) (3) + (4) (5) [ + (6) (7) ]
Composure  (Conviction): (1) (2) (3) (4)
Armor(s): 2

Consequences

Basic Minor (-2): *ANY*
Moderate    (-4): *ANY*
Severe      (-6): *ANY*
Extreme     (-8): *ANY*

Description:

True Name: Mariaelena Soledad Torres Marquez
Physicals: Appears to be in her early twenties (actual age is mid/late 30s). Although she is petite at 5’1" and a mere 115 pounds, Elena always appears calm and in control. She moves with unerring grace and her eyes never stop scanning her surroundings.
Coloring: Calm black eyes, pixie-cut dark brown hair. Tanned skin.
Clothing: Wears clothing to blend in to whatever surroundings she has chosen. Often jeans, dark t-shirt, and a leather jacket. When on an ‘op,’ she wears black BDU pants, soft-soled black boots, a dark long-sleeved shirt over her ballistic vest, and a dark base-ball cap. She is always armed and has a license to carry.

Advancements Tracking:

Current:

Major Milestone
  1. 6/28/12 – Stuck in the Middle With Your, Pt. 2 – Changed: Raised Presence to Fair; Reworked Item of Power; Bought Echoes of the Beast.
  2. 9/13/12 – Heat Makes People Crazy, Pt. 2 – Changed: Raised Presence to Good; banking the unspent Refresh.
Significant Milestone
  1. 7/26/12 – Stormy Weather Pt. 2 – Changed: Bought Conviction.
  2. 10/25/12 – Easy Money Pt. 2 – Changed: Raised Discipline to Great.
  3. 4/18/13 – Hot Water Pt. 3 – Changed: Bought Craftsmanship.
  4. 5/16/13 – Charade Pt. 2 – Changed: Raised Craftsmanship to Fair.
Minor Milestone
  1. 5/17/12 – Belle of the Ball – Changed:
  2. 6/14/12 – Stuck in the Middle With You, Pt. 1 – Changed:
  3. 7/12/12 – Stormy Weather Pt. 1 – Changed:
  4. 8/23/12 – Heat Makes People Crazy – Changed:
  5. 8/28/12 – What Big Teeth You Have – Changed: Dropped Aspect Tejanos Gotta Stick Together shuffled People Always Trying to Kill Me to regular Aspect (instead of Trouble).
  6. 10/11/12 – Easy Money – Changed: Aspect, Trouble to Family in Town.
  7. 2/21/13 – That Is Not My Name – Changed:
  8. 3/28/13 – Hot Water Pt. 1 – Changed:
  9. 4/11/13 – Hot Water Pt. 2 – Changed:
Special Case Milestone
  1. 5/7/13 GM decided to wrap the Presence skill up into Conviction and Rapport, and blended the Social stress mechanism with the Mental stress mechanism as “Composure.” Then he gave the less-regular players a boost and the regulars the option of shuffling things a bit. So, Elena has switched out Good Presence for Good Conviction. Since her Conviction had been Average, she got Intimidation at Average.

Archive:

Major Milestone
  1. 11/30/11 – Malignant Motorcycle Mayhem (pt. 3) – Changed: Raised Lore to Fair; Bought Calm Blue Ocean.
  2. 12/22/11 – Bah Humbug (pt. 2) – Changed: Raised Athletics to Great. Bought off Item of Power: Inhuman Speed.
  3. 3/22/12 – Kawaii Desu Yo… ne? (pt 2) – Changed: Raised Alertness to Great. Bought Beast Change.
  4. 4/12/12 – Outlaw – Changed: Raised Athletics to Superb. Bought Claws.
Significant Milestone
  1. 9/22/11 – Smoker? I Didn’t Even Know Her! – Changed: Bought Burglary, swapped Contacts & Burglary.
  2. 10/13/11 – In A Cowslip’s Bell I Lie – Changed: Bought Lore.
  3. 11/5/11 – A Hint of Blood – Changed: Raised Guns to Superb.
  4. 12/8/11 – Bah Humbug (pt. 1) – Changed: Raised Discipline to Good.
  5. 1/12/12 – A Buffalo Clover in Winter – Changed: Raised Empathy to Fair.
  6. 3/10/12 – Side Job: The Crazy Ex Boyfriend – Changed: Raised Lore to Good.
Minor Milestone
  1. 10/27/11 – Malignant Motorcycle Mayhem (pt. 1) – Changed:
  2. 11/10/11 – Malignant Motorcycle Mayhem (pt. 2) – Changed:
  3. 3/8/12 – Kawaii Desu Yo …Ne? (pt. 1) – Changed:
Bio:

Webisodes

Thoughts on Other Characters:

Conor: In spite of the fact that he is totally a playa, he is a great man to have on my side in a fight. His fists are deadly, and that covers one of my own weaknesses. I’m also starting to like his Irish music. Who knew?
Jaime: He’s a quiet man, and seems always on the edge of depression. He said he and his ex had a really messy break-up, and that would do it to anyone. Can’t say I did any better with my very short marriage, and he has a kid to take care of. Gotta respect that he keeps holding it together.
Matthew: Seeing the literal Power of God work through the man makes me question, in those rare quiet moments, the state of my immortal soul. Thanks, Mom, for the Catholic guilt. Oh, well. I made the deal and it suits me. Matthew protects the same people I do, in a very different, effective way. He’s a good man.
Ren: She’s an ally. An uneasy one on my part, but mostly because of her water magic. With the water magic seems to come a pretty unpredictable nature, too. But she’s had my back in a few tight spaces, so I’m willing to extend some trust. She still has my undivided attention, though.
Erica: I know she’s blind, but she sure isn’t helpless. She said she is a…. Sonomancer? I don’t know exactly what that is, but it sure is effective. When she really sings, she can sing raging tree-monsters to sleep, and her voice is like sunshine. It is really interesting seeing her work.
John Wolf: Initially I was wary when I met this guy. He seems like a cop. But when he went out of his way to help me gather evidence to free a wrongly-convicted man, I knew we could work together. He is truly out for justice, not just the conviction.
Chrysanthemum: I’d never, EVER seen a real live fairy before I met this one. Small, with glittery purple wings and everything. She’s also pretty ingenious with her uses of her faerie magics, too. She seems to have a soft spot for helping lost children, which makes her alright in my book.
Doran: I only met this woman once, but what she knows about vampires could probably fill an encyclopedia. On top of that, she is deadly efficient at putting an end to them. Definitely a woman to have on my side.
Miranda: If I kill every single ghoul out there, it won’t be enough restitution for what they did to this woman. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to help her with her depression, since I chose another path when my baby sister was murdered. I know how she feels, though.

Character Phases

Phase One: Background

Elena family tooned Growing up in a large Hispanic family, Elena struggles to overcome the stereotypes of status, race and religion. But will Elena succeed when her military dad is constantly being transferred from base to base?

She was born to a Catholic Tejano couple while her father was posted at Fort Bliss. She was their seventh of eventually nine children. Her father was a sergeant in the US Army Armor Corp, so they moved around a lot, but remained largely in Texas. Due to her dad’s non-commissioned status and their large family, money was always tight. However, their mother was exceptionally good at managing their finances, not to mention gardening even in the driest of climates, thus they never were hungry, although they always wore second hand clothing.

Education was a big focus in their family, as their mother married their father when she was only seventeen and never finished high school herself. Due to their tight circumstances, their schooling was strictly through public education while they bounced from post to post. Although they spoke primarily Spanish at home, their mother insisted they all speak English in public.

With such a large family, she was really only close to her immediately older sister, her immediately younger brother, and their baby sister. She made friends at each new base, and as she grew to be a teen, her friends were pretty normal for someone in her financial status – half of them were wannabe gang bangers and the other half were trying to get out. She got into about as much trouble as any other kid; she was no saint, but had no serious run-ins with the law.

ASPECT: TEJANOS GOTTA STICK TOGETHER

Phase Two: Rising Conflict

When Elena’s little sister Leila is raped and murdered by a drug dealer, Elena is resolved to face down the threats of gang members and the scorn of her peers to testify against the dealer. But will justice prevail with the jury intimidated and the judge bribed? And will Elena’s family ever forgive each other for the loss of the baby of the family?
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When Elena was seventeen, her younger sister went to get some marijuana for a party one of her other sisters was ‘hosting.’ In the transaction, the dealer decided he wanted more than her cash. He was rebuffed. Enraged, he kidnapped, raped and killed her. Elena knew who the dealer was and narced. When his ‘friends’ confronted her, she remained resolute and unashamed. He raped and murdered her sister and had to pay. At trial, her sister’s murderer got off free, because the local gangs had bought the judge and intimidated the jury. However, a few weeks later, the guy got blown away by the Feds in a DEA raid.

Elena decided her goal in life would be to make sure that didn’t happen to others, so she concentrated on her schooling. She went to college, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Criminal Justice at University of Texas Permian Basin, and joined the DEA.

Unfortunately, the death of the youngest of their clan caused a huge rift in their family. Relations have been tense at best between most of them, and Elena flat out does not speak to her immediately older sister, Raquel, whose party it had been. She is on good terms with Santiago alone, her immediately younger brother, these days. She does have a decent rapport with her parents, who twenty years later still ache over the loss of their youngest daughter and the loss of peace in their family.

ASPECT: AND JUSTICE FOR ALL

The Haunted Mesa

Phase Three: The Story

When a DEA Raid goes wrong, Elena is determined to bring the bad guys to justice… all of them. But will Elena succeed when she’s bleeding out on a high lonely mesa with a corrupt DEA agent’s bullet in her spine?

More details found in postgame adventure Heller With A Gun.

ASPECT: YOU KNOW, LIKE THE PUNISHER

The Man from Connemara

Phase Four: Guest Starring Conor O’Neill

When Don Quixote gets in the way of a hit on a gang banger drug dealer, Elena has to come up with something quick to make the kill. But will she succeed when there are now more bad guys than she has cartridges in the magazine?

ASPECT: MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

The Broken Gun

Phase Five: Guest Starring Jaime Harper

When Elena’s trusty 9mm inexplicably jams just as she attempts a close-in kill, Elena is aided by a man with mysterious abilities. Can she trust this person of unknown powers as they dodge and fight their way out of gang turf?

ASPECT: HEY, I GOT A SYSTEM

Crossfire Trail

Extra: Guest Starring Matthew Consprite

While ghosting a mark, Elena is too slow to help a young Latina who gets injured in a crossfire between the Crips and the Bloods. When a white guy jumps in to help the Latina, Elena knows he is in too deep to get himself and the teen out safely. Can Elena convince the gringo that she isn’t part of that particular fight before the girl bleeds out? And can Elena protect the two non-combatants from the raging battle that surrounds them?

ASPECT: N/A

Credits

Source photos created by Jaelie using DAZ 4, Victoria 4. This is a non-profit site, no challenge real or intended to legally held copyrights.

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