Celestin Vermette

Haven't you noticed I'm a star?

Description:

Background: Indenture
Faction: Sapient
Morphs:
- Sylph, Project Boyband Variant (+biomods, +mesh inserts, +cortical stack, +clean metabolism, +enhanced pheremones, +mental speed (savvy), +mnemonic augmentation, +scent alteration)

Ego:
- Cognition: +0
- Intuition: +0
- Coordination: +1
- Somatics: +1
- Savvy: +2
- Willpower: +1

Background:
- Resources: +0 (2-payouts)
- Rep: +3 (6-upvotes)
-iRep: +1 (0-iReptopuses)

Gear:
- Vibroblade, useful for cutting things (3-damage +hand +ap-1 +hi-tech)
- Sylph morph, Project Boyband variant, with a full suite of upgrades and implants to help with the STAR EXPERIENCE
- The sort of light armor that’s stylish as fuck, like all media stars need when exposed to their fans
- An index of the family’s extensive business contacts, though the veracity or helpfulness of some of them is questionable, and the ones on Mars are obviously right out

Moves:

Flashmob! You’re a natural at social media manipulation. When you are in a public place, you can call a flashmob (small gang, 2-damage, 0-armor, 1 tag of your choice). Roll+Savvy. On a 10+, hold 3. On a 7-9, hold 2. At any point in the scene you may spend your hold, 1 for 1, to:

  • Increase the size of the mob by one
  • Fixate the mob on some person or place
  • Panic the mob
  • Boost a product (+1payout to the PC or NPC of your choice, once only per person until the social landscape changes)
  • Boost star power (+1upvote to the PC or NPC of your choice, once only per person until the social landscape changes)

Artful & Gracious: When you perform your chosen art – any act of expression or culture – or when you put its product before an audience, roll+Savvy. On a 10+, spend 3. On a 7-9, spend 1. Spend 1 to name an NPC member of your audience and choose one:

  • This person must meet me
  • This person must have my services
  • This person loves me
  • This person must give me a gift
  • This person admires my patron

On a miss, you gain no benefit. You simply perform very well.

Fame: You’re a famous personality, and your XP exploits are followed by many. You get 2-juggling, 3 paying gigs, and 1 obligation gig. Whenever there’s a stretch of downtime in play, or between sessions, choose a number of your gigs to work. Choose no more than your juggling. Roll+Savvy. On a 10+, you get profit from each of the gigs you chose. On a 7-9, you get profit from one of your gigs; if you chose more gigs, you get catastrophe from the rest. On a miss, catastrophe all around. The gigs you aren’t working give you neither hold nor catastrophe, but if you avoid your obligation gig, the GM gets one hold over you. Whenever you get a new gig, you also get +1juggling.

Choose 3 paying gigs (upvote / catastrophe):

  • Art (1-hold / critiqued)
  • Espionage (1-hold / deceived)
  • Sex (1-hold / entangled)

And choose 1 obligation gig: (upvote / catastrophe)

  • Avoiding Someone (You keep well clear / they catch you in a bad spot)

You may spend any upvote hold, 1-for-1, to gain +1forward to a procure something roll. Alternately, you may spend 3-hold to increase your Rep by 1.

For advancement, gain +2 gigs, or +1 gig and remove your obligation gig.

Life of the Party: When you hit the club or work a crowd, roll EITHER +Resources OR +Rep. On a 10+, choose 3. On a 7–9, choose 1. On a miss, you still choose one, but things get really out of hand (the GM will say how).

  • You befriend a useful NPC.
  • You hear rumors of an opportunity.
  • You gain useful information.
  • You are not entangled, conned, or tricked.

Team Player: When you aid another you are +boosted forward as well.

Dangerous and Sexy: When you enter into a charged situation, roll+Savvy. On a 10+, hold 2. On a 7-9, hold 1. Spend your hold 1 for 1 to make eye contact with an NPC present, who freezes or flinches and can’t take action until you break it off. On a miss, your enemies identify you immediately as their foremost threat.

  • Damage: oooooo
  • Sanity: oooooo
  • XP: ooooo

Advancement

  • +1 to an Ego Stat (max stat +3) (up to 3 times) [] [] []
  • +1 to a Background Stat (max stat +3) (unlimited)
  • +1 Move (up to 4 times) [x] [x] [] []
  • Advance your Gang, Fame, or Wealth (up to 3 times) [] [] []
Bio:

I got a pair of eyes that they’re getting lost in, they’re hypnotized by the way I’m walking…

Celestina Magdalena de Valedinha was born on Earth, in the idyllic countryside of Madeira, ten years before the Fall. By the ripe old age of six, she was a famously precocious child XP star, with her sheltered and pampered life put on display for anyone who really wanted to experience life as a spoiled childling. It was, perhaps unsurprisingly, a rather popular experience…

The Fall changed things, of course. Like most of the human population of Earth, she died horribly. Unlike most of the human population of Earth, she was privileged and hella wealthy, and her backup wound up sent to Mars, where obviously she would be able to pick up her life of disgusting privilege with her equally disgustingly privileged parents.

I got them dazzled like a stage magician – when I point they look, and when I talk they listen.

Tragically, it didn’t work out quite that way. For whatever reason, her parents either never made it to Mars, or were never reinstantiated. Through some fuckery or another, Celestina’s ego wound up in the hands of Experia. And Experia, of course, has never been a hypercorp to pass up an opportunity to add an XP star to their portfolio. But as their market research showed “Celestina Magdalena de Valedinha, spoiled precocious starchild” had peaked and declined, they naturally remade her first.

Which involved a good deal of fairly invasive psychosurgery. And endless committee meetings discussing the best way to use her. Eventually, a plan was hatched, and she became Celestin Vermette, bright-eyed frontman for the hottest boyband advanced memetics could engineer, Starboy and the Starboyz.

…awesome, right? >.>

Well everybody needs a friend, and I have you, and you, and you!

Naturally, Celestina Celestin was pretty excellent on both ends of her his job, being a charismstic performer for the cheery, highly engineered music she he was provided as well as an XP star as manufactured heartthrob #3049. Initially, he even did it quite willingly: there were, obviously, far worse jobs she could be indentured in, and she he even had a contract that stipulated she’d he’d get freedom, and get to keep the body, after six years of service.

…the trouble was that Experia had no intention of allowing her him to complete his contract. Through the work of an anonymous benefactor (they called themselves “Silkworm”, which was obviously a pseudonym) Celestin learned the actual plan: blow up Starboy and the Starboyz after five years and shuffle her back into the infomorph suites for further cognition and infotainment research.

Nine years after the Fall, Silkworm connected her with Les Goules, who helped smuggle her (body and all) out of Noctis-Qianjiao in exchange for a copy of her ego and a sample of her genes. And shortly after that she was smuggled by shuttle to somewhere better. Lucifer, as it turned out.

Celestin’s decided to refer to himself as theMoonrise on the Eye. Don’t you talk wise about it.

So many I can’t even name them, can you blame me? I’m too famous…

Celestin Vermette

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