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Aberrant: Weirder Stuff this is an Aberrant game using an original setting.

In Aberrant: Weirder Stuff (henceforth AWS) you will play a Quantum Enhanced Human who must decide how to live with your new found powers and what role you will play in the coming world upheaval. It is a modern setting/Supers/Scifi/Weird Adventure which will run in a concurrent time line to our own reality. Focus will be Character Drama, Us against them, facing the Unknown, and Action. Oh and there may be sex.

The game will begin, but not be restricted to, a small town in Montana. The town is a Fictionalized version of Shelly Montana ( based on the town of Shelby  http://www.city-data.com/city/Shelby-Montana.html ). The general public are not aware of Quantum Enhanced Humans (Novas in base aberrant), although if your a nerd and google every weird thing in the world (I'm not saying it's aliens … but it's aliens) there are stories of... well weird shit happening, some of which are true.

Enhanced Humans first began manifesting about 10-15 years ago, although these early manifestations were primarily low level mega stat recipients and went undetected by even those who manifested. Over the intervening years more low level manifestations have occurred and were first discovered by the government agency responsible for creating them (unknowingly, more on that later). This discovery took place about 5 years ago . The exact cause of the manifestation of super normal abilities is not yet known but there are theories. There are few QEHs (Quantum Enhanced Humans) in existence all of which are from the united states and all who manifested in one of 3 locations and all of which are government employees. These couple of dozen or so QEHs possess powers that range from low level mega stats (1 -2 dot) to low level provable psychic abilities such as telepathy, esp, etc. The government is unaware of any massive super powered people and in fact there have been no such manifestations. Until now.

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  1. Yesterday

    "I don't recall ever seeing you skateboard in Shelly," Sean remarked idly, subtly trying to redirect him from dwelling on why the Jauntsen's may have moved. She could make several hypotheses as to why they might have moved, from the banal to the dramatic, but Devin was clearly in no frame of mind to hear any justifications or reasons as to why. The bitterness still lingered. But she would make some surreptitious inquiries later, in case Devin actually wanted to know... or to use as an interrupt when he was on a particularly intense bitchfest about whatever. "Shelly is practically a one road town," Devin snarked, tossing Sean teasing smirk. "A dirt road at that. For skateboarding, you need concrete. Thus, concrete." They rounded the corner of the block and Devin gestured with a hand like a game show hostess minus the sequined dress or the curves, if with a great deal of the enthusiasm. A wonderland of poured concrete came into view, bright under the sun and clear sun, the scent and sound of the surf on the air. Kids ranging from half their age to several years older assaulted the plethora of ramps, rails, and smoothly curved pools and craters. There was a playful sort of ordered chaos on the part. Some people encouraged the others, cheering at a good move. Others jeered a mistake or fall with gleeful malice, some competed with the others, and a few where just there for their own thing, ignoring everyone else. But no conflict or brawl ever seemed in danger of brewing. She might not have had the full capacity of her mental capabilities at the moment, but Sean still couldn't help considering designing a skate park that would do M.C. Escher proud. Many of the Irregulars were possessed of inhuman agility - they would be a sight to behold on such a playground, aside from any other abilities that could come into play. Sean suppressed a smirk as one skater took a tumble when he spent too much of his attention on her - or her breasts, at any rate - rather than his 360 Varial kickflip. "I'm almost surprised the skate park isn't more red than grey, unless you get a lot more rain here than I expect. Fair number of skinned knees and broken bones, I'm guessing?"
  3. Abel had been transported to the ship, getting his own first hand look at his homeworld from the outside looking in, and smiled. "A wonderful view." He was brought out of his own peaceful reverie by Sean's words, and spared a glance at Laurie. He knew what he'd done wrong last time, and He'd not repeat the mistake. If Laurie asked, he'd give her the chance to become Enhanced as well, though he'd sit and talk with her, Sean, and Devin, so that she knew what it would be like. His eyes narrowed, and he sighed. "It's more a concern of how long before she has enough of not getting the results she wants before she does something that forces the issue Sean. We all want to make the world better, but like you, I think taking a measured approach is going to yield the best results. Her way is going to make a mess that will take alot of effort and action to unravel, if we even can." He looked back to their world, spinning below without care. "We all agree we have to be ready, but there will always be disagreements on how we reach that point."
  4. Sean gave the rotating image of Earth before them a fleeting glance before turning her superhuman attention on the T'tauri vessel, more interested in its technical specifications. The brief look would never leave her memory, which she could review at will, and besides, she had seen sights as wondrous and touching flying with Sara. When her sister joined her, Sean nodded in acknowledgment, lips curving in delight and interest. "I'm sure the boys and I will have a lot of fun looking over the readouts," Sean said, tucking the storage device Laurie handed her into a pocket. "And any Skinsuit the T'tauri are willing to share with me is more than fine. It'll just give me more opportunity to make my own modifications." Laurie glanced up at her taller sister, seeing the smile fade from Sean's lips. Spending so much time with the T'tauri and in Washington, Laurie hadn't seen Sean much lately, though they had talked a lot. Impossibly beautiful, intelligent, and charm, Sean had been a source of invaluable advice in dealing with the old white dudes who looked down at her for being a barely sixteen year old girl, despite having the ear and respect of an alien race. With everything that had happened, Sean had still seemed happier now than when she had been a boy. Laurie hoped things were still good between her and Sara. "Sara..." Sean sighed. "She's just... frustrated, more frustrated, lately. She wants us to do more, be more directly active, in shaping the world, making it a better place. It's not only that, I think, but it's a large component of it. And she's not wrong, but the goals I'm looking at are long-ranging and take a lot of groundwork to enact them in a manner that will benefit everyone and won't cause unnecessary disruptions. Sara wants - or maybe is 'being called' to - more immediate answers." The briefest frown crossed Sean's face. "She's been spending a good deal of time with Pandora's... companion, Apollo, though she has spoken to me much about what they do or talk about." She glanced down at her sister, turquoise eyes intent as they cut to Devin for a moment. "Despite what you may hear though, sis, she isn't out of control. She acting exactly how she intends to, if not with the exact results she wants."
  5. Last week
  6. ABERRANT: WEIRDER STUFF - Melbourne's Most Wanted

    Lilly let Devin lead her around the club as she took it all in, familiarizing herself with the layout of the club, getting used to the music and general atmosphere. The only times Devin had seen her wearing something other than her usual athletic wear, jeans, yoga pants and t-shirts, was the most recent school dances, where she wore dressed. But this was something all together different. Lilly was wearing a set of black heels, black, skintight, faux leather leggings that she looked poured into, and a dark metallic gray, cowl neck halter top with a long, oversized necklace filling in much of the plunging neckline and matching the oversized bracelets on each wrist. Her hair was down, which was a rare sight as she usually had it in a high pony or bun, her dark locks cascading down around her shoulders. The outfit showed off her athletic, yet still feminine physique and toned ass that any girl in the club would be envious off. "Oh! This one!" she said as she yanked Devin by the hand with a surprising strength as a remix of "Worth It" came on over the sound system. He couldn't help my grin at her enthusiasm as she led him to the dance floor. Devin rested his hands on her hips and looked into Lilly's eyes. "Just look around. Feel the music. Let it move you." he instructed as he began to move her hips for her. Lilly closed her eyes and and felt the music, the pounding base, the squeal of the saxophone. She let it push the stress and worries out of her head. The alien invasion, the slipping humanity of some of her friends, the decision to break up with Sandy... All of she just let go of. Right now, she was just a teen girl, at a club with a cute guy, and she was going to relax and enjoy herself, if only for an evening. Lilly raised her arms up and began to sway er hips in Devin's grasp, no longer letting him guide her as she just let the music do it's thing. Lilly might not have had much dance experience, other than goofing off with Kia or in front of a mirror, but even powered down she still had a near inhuman grace, making her movements smooth and fluid, which was only accentuated but her 'she doesn't even realize how sexy she is' thing she's always had going on. Her lips slowly contorted into a sultry smile and her eyes opened half opened, looking to Devin's eyes as he took in her swaying from before him until he realized she was looking at him and met her gaze.
  7. Lilly's smile slowly faded into an expression of awe as she found herself on the observation deck of the ship, looking down at the Earth below them. She slowly walked forward, almost hypnotized by the sight before her, and raised her hands, cupping them around her mouth and nose as she stared at the Earth. Lilly had seen plenty of photos and videos of the Earth, but this was... different. If felt more real, in a way, and she was overwhelmed. It looked so beautiful, quiet and precious. "This... This is what we are fighting for.. protecting..." she said in a near whisper. Lilly paused a moment, shifting her gaze from the Earth, and looked around, taking it all in. "We're in orbit... on an alien spacecraft... This is SO AWESOME!"
  8. "Aside from being an absolute sociopath?" Devin chimed up with snark in his voice and a smirk on his lips. Laurie glared at him with those 'you're being an ass and it's not funny' eyes. "I'm talking to her," she gestured to her sister. Go be an ass over there." "Whatever," he fumed and wandered off. Him and Sara, like his parents, were a touchy subject. He felt she had such amazing potential to help change the world but, like him, she was too angry at it to want to save it. Better to start over and make the world a better place from the ground up. He was mad at because mostly, she was right. Mari approached him, seeing her brother was agitated and tense. "Hey, you okay?" She marveled at view, placing her hand on his shoulder she leaned against her brother for support. "I'm in total shock still, but tgis view... this view could fix any issue." "I dunno," Devin sighed his words. "We got a lot of issues." "I won't begin to try and understand, Deej. You guys have quite the secret racket going on here. What I do know is that Sara's not a bad person, and you have a gift for pissing people off. Maybe if you tried, I don't know, talking to her?" Devin laughed dismissively, "What do you know about Sara? It's not like you guys hang in the same circles." "Sara's in everyone's circle," his sister skoffed with smirk. "She sells primo, bomb-ass cush, and there is nothing more important to a small town like Shelly, than a good pot dealer." Devin looked at his disapprovingly through their reflections in the glass, but Marissa shruggd it off. "I drink and make out with guys too, Devin. News flash, like you I'm 17 too. Besides, drinking and drugs are the least of the sins required to put up with the bullshit of having you as my brother." He wasn't satisfied with that answer, but he still managed a laugh as he wrapped his arm around his sister. "Yeah, I am pretty amazing, aren't I?" "And modest, we're both brimming over with modesty." She smiled at him through the glass.
  9. ABOARD THE QEEG IN EARTH ORBIT Lauri let the irregulars who had never been in space before marvel at the view for a few moments. While they looked at the spinning globe below them she moved over next to her sister. "Hey I have some tech readouts for you and the boys. Some of the things the T'tauri are willing to share. I have a Skin suit for you too, but it's not a full version, their holding back on that. So, what's going on with Sara?
  10. Character Thread for AWS

    Personal Information Public Identity: Charlie Cole Real Name: Charles Lee Cole Nature: Paragon Occupation: None Legal Status: American Citizen Marital Status: Single Hometown: Lexington, Massachusetts Known Relatives: Hannah Furman (previously Hannah Cole) [Mother] Deceased Relatives: Lucius Cole [Father] Physical Traits: Weight: 155 lbs. Height: 5'7 Apparent age: Late teens Gender: Male Ethnic Background: Caucasian Eye Color: Blue Hair Color: Brown Age: 16 History: Once, Charlie had been a normal high school student, one with an interest in drama and auditioning for every open play or improv group available. But then, things started going on at home. Things where his father worked a lot late more, and his mother getting more and more pensive. As an actor, if amateur, Charlie could tell something was going on. Eventually he found out. When Lucius revealed that he'd a new girlfriend, Susanna, far superior in attractiveness to Hannah - and a divorce was in the works. Suffice to say Charlie's home was shattered, and he vehemently was angered at his father for this betrayal. Unfortunately, Lucius seemed to miss that, and fought successfully to gain custody of Charlie. And in an attempt to mend ties, set up a spring break vacation to Capetown, him, Charlie and that bimbo Susanna. Charlie was brooding on the plane when a mysterious boom sounded, the lights started flashing wildly and the plane went down. The crash would be a horrible tragedy, off the shore of the Cape, but just too sudden and far for emergency services to arrive. All would die. Almost all. Charlie got free, and driven by extraordinary impulse to survive, swam for his life. It was a herculean effort, but the youth had no chance to make it. Until his powers manifested and a drowning Charlie found his mind drifting, before being piercing by a blinding headache and then his form becoming one with the water... Attributes Physical: Strength 3, Dexterity 5 (Agile), Stamina 5 (Tenacious) Mental: Perception 3, Intelligence 2, Wits 5 (Creative) Social: Charisma 4 (Genial), Manipulation 3, Appearance 3 Abilities Physical: Athletics 2, Drive 1, Endurance 3, Resistance 3, Stealth 1 Mental: Academics 2, Arts 2, Awareness 2, Linguistics 1 (Latin), Rapport 3 Social: Etiquette 2, Style 2, Subterfuge 2, Perform 3 (Acting) Backgrounds: Attunement 1, Node 2 Mega-Attributes: Mega-Strength 1 (Stunning Blow), Mega-Dexterity 1 (Enhanced Movement), Mega-Stamina 2 (Health, Resiliency x2) Powers: "Playing Many Parts" 3 Level 3 Power (Matter Chameleon) Extras: None Charlie can, through contact with any material, energy or gas, transform his body into a living copy. "Suffering the Slings & Arrows of Outrageous Fortune" 1 Level 2 Power (Armor) Extras: None A body like Charlie's that can transform from rock to fire to gas back and forth without concern, can warp and flow subtly to minimize damage received. Merits: Eufiber Attuned 2, Quantum Recovery 2 Flaws: None Soak Stamina: 10B/4L Mega-Stamina: 4B/2L Armor: 3B/3L Total: 17B/9L Willpower: 7 Quantum: 5 Quantum Pool: 30 Quantum Entanglement: 3 Aberrations: None Health Levels: Bruised x2, Hurt x1, Injured x1, Wounded x1, Maimed x1, Crippled x1, Incapacitated x1, Dead x1
  11. "Dude, telling my parents is not even on the table," he rebutted. "I get it, I do, they won't love me any less, I know. But if they find out, they will flip the hell out. You've met my mom, she's like the gestapo of Shelly High. She still thinks me and M.J. haven't had our first kisses yet and that when Mar is crashing here for the weekend she's not out getting freaky with half the football team." Sean laughed. "I don't think Mari is that out of control, Dev." "I dunno, she's been going through guys quite a bit lately." He shrugged. "Maybe I'm just being over protective. I've wanted to tell her, I have, but every time I think about it something pops up. We're going to a dance, we have a world to save, she's nowhere to be found for a weekend. We're close, insanely so, but since the whole power acquisition thing... we've barely talked, I've been swamped." He waved away the whole conversation. It wasn't uncommon for Devin to ignore important topics or anything that resembled responsibility. "Neither here nor there, dude." He waved Sean over to him. "C'mere, lemme get us to Malibu." Within a few moments the two of them were in California, standing in front of a large house, one that was easily three or four times more expensive than the one's one would find in Shelly. Sean whistled when she saw it. "Wow, nice digs." "Heh," Devin smiled. "Yeah, our old house. My easiest memory to home in on." Sean's eyes popped in shock. "You lived here?" "Yeah," he shrugged. "Mom and dad were doing pretty well for themselves." It was Sean's turn to dismissively wave aside Devin's casual responses. "Woah, woah... dude, your mom's a teacher and your dad is a forest ranger. That house is like... woah." With a smile Devin nodded his head, resting his hands on his hips letting Sean bask in what she believed was total bullshit. "My mom has a Doctorates in English Literature and a Masters in Philosophy. Before his 'dream job' of being a park ranger my dad was an investment banker to some petty posh people. Then, outta nowhere they give it all up and we're Shelly bound... only God fucking knows why..." By the time he was finished she could tell how much talking about it angered him. He was white knuckled as he stared at the house. It wasn't often Devin that swore and Sean could hear the contempt and rage in his tone. "Dude, c'mon," he swayed his head towards the end of the block. "I'll show you the skate park, we used to hang out there."
  12. OOC Thread for AWS Discussion

    I've a lot going on this week, I'll shoot for Wednesday but no promises. I'll be at least doing the numbers and purchases in my free time, so while the sheet won't be updated I'll at least have a good idea of his spends.
  13. Sara is silent for a moment, then she gives Kia a little smile and walks to the door then turns back to Kia "I guess that depends on them doesn't it." She pulls it open before stepping out. "I have things to do I'll see you later." Before Kia can say anything further Sara seems to leap out of the door in a blur disappearing into the air.
  14. Kia took a deep breath. "Wow, okay. There's...kind of a lot to unpack there." "I guess I'll start off by saying...I totally get why you're dropping out of school. I've thought about it too, to be honest. We have super powers, we stopped an alien invasion, it does kind of feel sometimes like we don't need it anymore, or that there's more important things to do." "As for the rest, it's hard for me to imagine what it'd be like...knowing what you know. I don't know how I'd deal with it." She looks away then, up at the sky. "There's a difference between saving a sinking ship or helping with a famine, and stopping crimes against women and the poor though. You know? The first two, you're helping against natural disasters. But the other one..." Kia looked back at Sara. "Are you planning to make the world a better place, or to conquer it?"
  15. OOC Thread for AWS Discussion

    for those of you who recieved a bonus in xp and wish to you may spend your xp before the Freebies I gave out earlier take effect. But if that is what you want to do do it now please. Lets have character sheets updated by Wednesday please carry on

    Sean's unmistakable silhouette moved from behind the folding screen patterned with cherry trees as she glided into full view. She had tensed her node again, so merely looked like a slumming supermodel rather than a superhuman beauty, her vibrant auburn hair several shades darker than Laurie's. This outing was supposed to be to allow Devin to reconnect with old friends rather than have them fawn and flirt - over much - with her. Devin could tell what Sean was wearing before she came into view, still, seeing it directly, he could help but grin at the sight. As he opened his mouth to comment, Sean held up a restraining hand, her other hand straightening and aligning the straps of her tank top and bra, her lips quirking in self-deprecating amusement. "Yeah, yeah, I know. I noticed as soon as I started putting the top on," Sean interrupted before Devin could say anything. "Still, it's comfortable and casual, and I make it look good." Devin comments wouldn't be denied however. "Dude, you make everything look good," he said with an exaggerated leer at the modest amount of cleavage the tank-top revealed, and a longer one at her legs in snug cargo-shorts that fell short of mid-thigh. "But I was going to say, while the reboot was more than decent, I've always been a fan of the early games." Sean snort-giggled. "Yeah, I was too." With a teal tank top , snug, brown cargo shorts, and rather dramatic proportions, Sean resembled a particular video game archeologist, sometimes even known at a Tomb Raider. The belt decorated with recurring Punisher Skulls contrasted a bit with the theme, but Sean made it work - supermodel with nerd cred. Sean scooped up her shoulder-bag and sunglasses, then dug out a pair of cross-trainers. Sean arched a brow at Devin as she laced up her shoes. "Monitoring Facebook doesn't seem to impede Marissa any, and you can't tell me she's always where she says she is. But if you're still concerned about it, I can code up a simple mod for your Facebook account so your Mom will only ever see innocuous, completely consistent pics and comments on your feed." Sean stood up and slug her satchel over her shoulder with a casually graceful motion, shooting Devin a small, considering smile. "You do know what the simplest solution to your secret identity problem is, though, don't you?" "Glasses?" "No, doofus!" Sean sighed in exasperation, going to swat Devin upside the head, but dormed, she came nowhere close. "Actually tell your parents and sister what's going on. They might look at you a bit different, at first, but they won't care for you any less. And not telling them doesn't actually protect them either, despite what you might tell yourself. Okay, I might be biased, because in my situation, well... " Sean shrugged, maybe with a slight more vigor than was necessary to make the already obvious more obvious. "It's not like I had the option of keeping it secret from them. But it's your choice, of course, man. Give it thought, eh?"
  17. OOC Thread for AWS Discussion

    Alll of the first wave characters have been given an XP award to bring them to parity with a 350xp character Tease and Charlie Cole, as Second wave characters will receive a xp bump after this chapter but probably not to the full first wave amount (depends on the story and their participation) You may spend xp freely during this chapter. you may not raise your quantum score past 7. If you develop a new power you may not raise it beyond 1 dot. you may raise existing powers, stats, any mega stats, and any abilities by more than 1 dot
  18. ABERRANT: WEIRDER STUFF - Melbourne's Most Wanted

    Devin laughed. "Okay, but dancing... how do I put it delicately? It's a very personal thing Lilly, you blush when we hold hands, but if your down, I'm down. Just don't think I'm perving on ya. I probably will be, but don't think I am." He shot her a wink and a smile. The burgers hit the spot and the two teens hit the streets of Melbourne. For a few hours they walked up and down the waterfront hitting every every store that caught their eye. Devin made n ass of himself more than once, dancing in the street with random street performers, hitting on random women as they passed by with funny pick up lines that he knew had no chance of succeeding. The guy had no shame and ninety percent of the time left laughing, entertained by his antics, and the other times they just stared at him awkwardly like they couldn't believe a guy could be that open and jovial and not feel awkward about it. In only a few hours Lilly had to admit... being an ordinary teenager was kind of fun. Devin, when not acting like a complete perv (which to her surprise he was pretty tame when walking in public), was actually quite a gentleman and fun to be around. Something about him just kept her smiling. He was honest, nice, sincere... he was almost human instead of the foul joke spewing ogre he generally behaved like. Was this what Laurie had seen in him? The sun set and they took the time to watch it fall over the horizon, neither of them really noticing the romance involved in the scene, but they couldn't argue it was positively breath taking. On Lilly's advice they swapped out their outfits, yet again, not that Devin minded, his collection of clothing from around the world was swiftly growing and he though that was kinda cool. Not may people could brag they got a pair of shorts from Australia. They were facing each other on the roof of the club, Lilly held Devin's hand, thankful the dark of the night was obscuring her reddening cheeks. Devin's eyes were white, a tell tale sign his vision was somewhere else. "So, that's how you do it... you peep a place, familiarize yourself with it, then pop in. Sneaky. A bank vault would be cake for you." He smiled, blind but still able to hear and feel her just fine. "How do you feel about being alone in the dark with me?" he asked, his smile growing wider. She knew he was searching for another punchline to a joke or a snarky insult, after all what attractive woman who knew Jaunt wanted to be alone with him? They were practically asking to be groped. That wasn't him though. Under all the snark and jokes, he was actually an incredibly decent guy. "Safe," is what passed her lips, and it as spoken before she realized. His smile faded quickly, her response taking him completely off guard. It returned slowly and he offered her a sincere smile as they faded away. They reappeared behind the D.J. booth, a dark and lonely corner of the club that was free of patrons and them coming out from behind it only raised the question of how long they were back there making out. He led her out into the club and it was nothing like she expected. It was a hot mess. People were already packed on the floor dancing to the loud music and the walls were and halls were all filed with throngs of people dancing, talking, laughing, and even a few making out here and there. It was dark and smokey and the D.J. was dropping house/techno mixes of a majority of the hip hop and pop songs she recognized from the radio back home. He was dressed to party, with a pair of nice slacks and button up shirt that he left a few undone to tease the ladies. He was Hemsworth cut and loved showing it off. "Welcome to your first club, pick a song you like, and let the lessons begin." He led her around the club for a bit so she could get a feel of the area and get her bearings.
  19. ABERRANT: WEIRDER STUFF - Melbourne's Most Wanted

    Lilly leaned forward and reaches out, resting a hand on Devin's shoulder as she looked him in the eyes. "Well, I am proud of you." she said with a soft smile that oozed her honest sincerity. "It is really, really easy to just be totally selfish. Heck, it is probably the default, when you really think about it. I mean yeah, we are still teens, and I am sure we have all been a little selfish here or there with out gifts, and I don't hold that against anybody. Heck, I just figured out I can make diamonds. But in the big picture, we've all stepped up and put our collective lives on the line to help and protect people, time and again." Lilly pondered for a moment before speaking again, "And it feels good to help people. Maybe that is self to a degree too. But if that's the case, then I am cool with that too." she said with a smile and shrug and sat back in her chair, taking a sip of her coke. "You know, Sandy was my first boyfriend? I've never really dated and never been out clubbing or anything. Always going to bed early to get early to train before school and then train for hours after school. I still enjoy training. The exercise, the sweat and all of that, and probably always will. I still do it to keep up appearances mostly, but now I think it might be time to just be a normal teen, or as close as we can get to it, and do stupid, fun teenage stuff, like going to clubs." she said as she dragged a couple of her remaining fries through the ketchup on her plate before scarfing them down. "I know as much about dancing as you did about surfing. So if we go check out that club, then you'll have to teach me." she said with a grin. "Oh, and we will probably need some new clothes." she added.
  20. Earlier
  21. Character Thread for AWS

    Quantum Enhanced Human Profile: "Tease" Personal Information Real Name: Marissa Jauntsen Nicknames: Tease Nature: Hedonist Concept: Student/Popular Girl Marital Status: Single Known Relatives: Jason Jauntsen (Father), Kathleen Jauntsen (Mother), Devin Jauntsen (Twin Brother) Date of Birth: February 9, 2000 Nationality: American Occupation: Junior at Shelly High School Allegiance(s): Her brother, family and herself. Physical Traits Gender: Female Ethnic Background: Caucasian Age: 17 Height: 5'5" Weight:110lbs. Eyes: Blue Hair: Deep Brown Handedness: Left Appearance: Marissa is a beautiful young woman with deep brown hair that she keeps long and wears in a variety of styles. She possesses blue eyes and winning smile. She's average height and slender, with an athletic physique and out going personally. Abilities/Special Skills: Marissa is a social butterfly. She has become not only a beautiful lady but an expert in reading and understanding social cues. So far these talents have allowed her to get away with a quite a bit of mischief as any teenage girl might, and still come out looking like an angel. Marissa's Enhanced Expression has seem to manifested in the form of trickery and beguilement, preying on the senses of others and altering them. She is capable of generating anything from low quality 'glamours', or illusions, to high scale reality altering chicanery where individuals are unable to tell what is real or fake. Up to and causing them mental harm. She may disappear from sight, and alter individuals moods from berserk rage to lethargically docile. Her touch can cause others to experience the effects of powerful hallucinogens, further opening them to her manipulations. Like the fey of legends, she can feed on an individuals emotional state, contracting a 'high' from it. Exposure to her 'Ravaging', as it is called, can leave one tired and bewildered but prolonged exposure to her feeding can cause irreparable harm to a persons psyche, stripping them of all creativity and emotion, leaving them a shallow husk of a human being. Personality: Unlike her twin brother, Devin, Marissa is polite and outgoing, fun and energetic. She doen't spend time conforming to the trends of high school life, deciding to be true to herself (and setting her own trends in the process). Because of this she has many friends in Shelly High from all cliques, simply because she doesn't feel the need to ostracize people based on their background. This is partially a lie, however, since she is a master manipulator and feels the need to keep all sorts of retainers on hand for school functions and in her personal life in case she needs something from someone at some point. She's on the cheer team and has most of the squad in her corner (even more so since her manifestation). After playing damage control for her brother for three years and keeping his antics from damaging the family's name in Shelly (reputation is important to her), she's become a bit of an attention whore, trying to get her own little amount of personal time from people as a meas of venting and escaping all the drama of her home life. Background: Marissa moved to Shelby about three years ago with his family and she assimilated to her new surroundings the moment since her arrival. Unlike her brother, she decided to take a dirty old coin like Shelby Montana and polish it until it was something she was proud to carry in her pocket. In the last three years she become quite popular and has few rivals within the Sovereign Nation of Shelby High School, most notably is Courtney, but she doesn't get along with anyone who rivals her popularity. For three years she's defended her brother's antics and attitude. Since she understands the concept of social reputations she's done her absolute best to make sure that Devin, her brother, didn't do anything that would be irreparable in the small town where everyone knows everyone. It's been taxing on her, always being the perfect, proper and prim daughter in a household where one of the children was already a dark and brooding jerk with discipline problems. She began seeking a way she could vent and relax and so began 'dating' rather heavily, enjoying the attention the boys from school showed her, but her interests fade quickly when she realizes she has very little in common with the average high schooler with only one thing on his mind. Over the weeks leading up Christmas Break she was starting adopt the title of 'Tease' by others in her classes as she's built a reputation of dating guys, but backing out when they started getting to touchy. She's adopted the title rather happily, since the dawning of her abilities that allow her to manipulate the minds of those around her and toy with their thoughts and emotions since one of the definitions of 'tease' is: 'To find something out from a mass of irrelevant information.” Birth Name: Marissa Jauntsen (Pronounced “Yawn-sen”) Alias: ‘Tease’ Nature: Hedonist Eruption: Unknown Allegiance: None Physical: Strength ●●, Dexterity ●●●, Stamina ●● Athletics ●●, Brawl , Drive , Endurance ●●●, Firearms , Legerdemain , Martial Arts , Melee , Might , Pilot , Resistance ●●●, Stealth ● Social: Charisma ●●●, Manipulation ●●●●●, Appearance ●●●●● Command ●, Etiquette (Diplomacy, Social Graces, Tact) ●●●●●, Interrogation , Intimidation ●, Perform (Dance) ●, Streetwise , Style (Fashion, Makeup, Seduction) ●●●●●, Subterfuge (Gossip, Lying, Seduction) ●●●●● Mental: Perception ●●, Intelligence ●●●, Wits ●●● Academics ●●, Arts , Awareness ●, Biz , Bureaucracy , Computer ●, Engineering , Intrusion , Investigation , Linguistics , Medicine , Rapport ●●●, Science ●, Survival Backgrounds: Allies , Attunement , Backing , Cipher , Contacts (Shelly High) ●, Dormancy , Eufiber , Followers (Shelly High) ●, Influence (Shelly High) ●, Mentor , Node ●●, Resources Mega-Attributes: Manipulation ●, Appearance ● Enhancements: Manipulation (Persuader), Appearance (Copy Cat) Powers: The Dreaming ● (Level 3 Power, Mirage) Effect: By tapping into the quantum spectrum of perceptions, Tease is able to fool people into seeing whatever she wishes them too. Her illusions, although fake, can be quite real to the minds of those viewing them. With this ability she can project simple illusions, or complex landscapes that no longer seem part of our reality. Extras: Area Glamour ● (Level 2 Power, Holo) Effect: This power allows Tease to create minor glamours, or illusions, that, while affecting a large area (or very little area), generally only affect a single sense. Extras: None Veiled Eyes ● (Level 2 Power, Invisibility) Effect: This power allows Tease to fade from sight. Extras: None Fair Is Foul and Foul Is Fair ● (Level 2 Power, Empathic Manipulation) Effect: Tease is a mistress of manipulation and getting what she wants. Partially due to this power, that allows her to alter the emotional state of people and make them more pliable. Extras: None Ravaging ● (Level 2 Power, Quantum Vampire) Effect: Tease has a dirty little secret: she can feed off others, and it feels amazing. By touching others she can siphon their energy. Like the Fey of legend she can ravage their thoughts, emotions, and dreams, feeding off the inspirations and imaginations of others. The sensation is ecstatic and provides her with an exhilarating high. The more powerful the mind the more potent the high she experiences, making it difficult for her to stop (or want to stop). She often use this power via a kiss, but it's not necessary for it to function. Extras: None Otherworldly Ecstasy ● (Level 2 Power, Poison) Effect: Tease can, with a touch inflict others with a variety of effects that emulate toxins or drugs. Not really interested in hurting others, she tends to only duplicate effects from popular party and recreational drugs like hallucinogens (her favorite), depressants, and sleeping effects. She usually transmits the toxin through a kiss. Extras: None Merits: Sexy Flaws: Willpower: ●●●●●●● Quantum: ●●●●● Quantum Pool: 30 Taint: 1 Aberrations: None Health Levels: Bruised 0, Hurt -1, Injured -1, Wounded -2, Maimed -3, Crippled -4, Incapacitated, Death
  22. "Do what now?" Mari asked, confused. "What's a Qeeg?" Devin smirked and appeared by his sister. She glared at him. "Stop doing that!" "You're gonna love this," he chuckled. "We'll meet you guys there." He pointed at Laurie, "Now that you have some time... you, me. Dinner someplace nice, like Hardee's. Anything you want off the dollar menu, because you're worth it." He winked and smiled at her. "Ohh," she sneered playfully. "You spoil me." She nodded her head up. "Get going my low budget Casanova, and Mari... don't freak." "Freak? Why would I freak?" The twins disappeared and the rest knew where Jaunt had taken them. One by one the other Irregulars began appearing aboard the Qeeg's observation deck, the spot on the hip Devin remembered most vividly. People could say what they wanted, but when he was standing on the observation deck looking down over the Earth... there was no sight more enrapturing. "You've got to be kidding me..." Mari said, completely in shock. Laurie pointed to her wrist. "Dev, you know I have a button right? That takes me back and forth?" "Oh, hush, let me show off." He said sarcastically. "I had to be the first to see the look on her face." Marissa stood there, completely paralyzed by the sight of the Earth floating in space below them. "We're... in space?" "Oh... it gets better," Laurie smiled. She had to admit she was enjoying this a bit. Laurie had spent the last few years riding the coat tails of Mari's popularity what with her weird brother and all. When she'd found that Mari had a weird brother too, they sort of clicked and she fell in love with Mari's outgoing, shameless, always being true to herself personality. Now, however, Laurie had all the tricks up her sleeve and she was privy to a whole world that Marissa had no clue existed. It was nice to on top of the popular girl in terms of being in-the-know about stuff. "Like I said, don't freak." "You are asking a lot..." Marissa said in a worried tone.
  23. At Laurie's suggestion Lilly looked to Mari. "Remember when I said we have some help? Well, you're gonna meet some of of them." she grinned.
  24. Laurie was getting whiplash looking from person to person then held up her hands "Ok everyone lets just hold up a minute. Sara did that?" she pointed at the hole. Sean nodded and started to explain " Yeah she and..." "Later sis. I take it you guys were going to repair it but if we are going to have this sort of a discussion it should be somewhere with a little more security." The red head stepped up underneath the hole and raised her left arm. "I'll leave some nano-bots here and with the stuff you have for repairs they can replicate the roof like it never happened. Now, why don't we all beam up to the Qeeg, and discuss this and a few other things that have come up."
  25. Lilly sighed and stepped forward, waving. "Hey Mari." she said as she walked over to her and glanced at Devin. "You know how since Homecoming night, and the big lightning storm at the lake that night, everybody has kinda knew or felt that has been weird stuff going on, but nobody really wants to talk about it? Well, that's because, when it really comes down to it, people just want to be happy in their ignorance and a world that is explained and makes sense. Well, we were kinda sucked into that weirdness." Lilly explained with a shrug. "We've pretty much all got our abilities that night, that is except for Devin. He got his more recently. We found him, explained stuff and he started hanging with us right after. All of our abilities are different too. I mean, there might be some little overlap, but when it comes to the big stuff, we are all unique, just like you." Lilly said as she stirred her ice in her glass with her straw. "Being around people with abilities a lot seems to make it more likely that you'll get abilities too, but it is still long odds. There might be some sorts of genetic predisposition too, but we're not sure yet. There was another way to boost your chances of getting abilities, but that's not really an option. And then some big stuff happened just a bit ago, so more have started popping up, all over the world." Lilly said as she walked over and sat on a stool near Mari. "What I can tell you for sure, is that you can learn to shut off all of your abilities though. That is what I did when on the field and still do it most of the time. But, I know. 'Why me?' right? All I can say is that it is what it is. What matters now is what you do with your abilities, if anything. We were all friends before. Well, except for Devin. He was emo, douche loner at the time. But since we got these abilities we have been working together and using our abilities to protect people. Lots of people. And yeah, our families know, well, except for your parents, and we have some help too. There is always room for another though. And what you can do.. Well... that's pretty amazing."
  26. "There have been things going on in the world that have made it more likely for the manifestation of more quantum enhanced individuals, like you, like us. Also, It's been shown that there is some correlation to proximity to other QEH being one of many factors leading to manifestation. We're still working out everything on that front, but the primary cause for it is gone." "Most abilities have to be activated, from our studies, but there are some that are innate, and simply don't turn off. "
  27. Laurie shook her head, "Blame it on your brother, Mari. All of our families know I don't understand why he wouldn't tell all of you. Would have made a lot of things a lot easier."
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