The Last Remaining Light
Verbena, Seattle area neo-pagan
Nature: Architect; Demeanor: Caregiver; Essence: Questing
Str 2, Dex 4, Sta 3
Cha 4 (Persuasive), Man 3, App 4 (Pretty)
Per 3, Int 3, Wit 2
Alertness 2, Athletics 0, Awareness 3, Brawl 2, Dodge 2, Expression 3, Intimidation 1, Leadership 2, Streetwise 0, Subterfuge 2
Crafts 2, Drive 2, Etiquette 3, Firearms 1, Meditation 2, Melee 2, Performance 2, Stealth 2, Survival 3, Technology 0
Academics 2, Computer 1, Cosmology 2, Enigmas 2, Investigation 1, Law 0, Linguistics 0, Medicine 2, Occult 3, Science 0
Correspondence 0, Entropy 1, Forces 2
Life 3, Matter 1, Mind 3
Prime 3, Spirit 2, Time 0
Allies 2, Avatar 3, Contacts 2, Dream 2, Influence 1, Library 2, Resources 1
Arete 4, Quintessence 5, Paradox 0, Willpower 8
Resonance: (Dynamic) Vital 1, (Static) Soothing 1
Melanie was born into a typical midwestern WASP family, and the path to her Awakening started in some relatively innocent teenage rebellion — she chose a distant west-coast university to attend, unsatisfied with the normal, comfortable, boring life she had to look forward to at home.
She never grew out of the rebellious phase, though. While working toward a Poli-Sci major with the intent of a future career in politics, Melanie dabbled in drugs, sex and alternative religion, the last of which really hooked her. She fell in with a circle of Goddess worshipers, nurtured in turn by a wandering Moon-Seeker Verbena who made regular stops by the college. Melanie’s mentor senses her potential, and took her away on an extended summer vacation. She Awakened in August, during the Lammas harvest ceremony, and saw for herself the Autumn seasonal realm of the Verbena, some time before the eventual Reckoning cut off most of the Verbena from the realms.
Melanie took up the Moon-Seeker faction and a path similar to her mentor’s, taking care of her community and searching for prospective Verbena. Contact with her mentor suddenly cut off in the wake of the Avatar Storm, and this hurt; but she was ready to survive on her own, or so she thought.
She led a circle of her own in Seattle, and occasionally took students out of the city to Awaken them, as had been done with her. The Technocracy learned of her circle, however, and began to whittle it down, even at one point capturing Melanie. She was well on her way to being cloned and processed — or replaced — when Morgan and Joshua found her by chance and rescued her. They got her started healing, especially Morgan, with her experience in handling broken minds. As a result, Melanie’s strongly loyal to them, and to the chantry they helped to build.
Image: Melanie is in her late twenties, blonde with blue eyes, beautiful in a pretty, non-threatening sort of way. She’s the type to inspire interest more than lust (or jealousy) and she likes it that way. Her presence tends to match her Soothing resonance.