The Last Remaining Light
Celestial Chorus linear mage, armorer
Nature: Martyr; Demeanor: Pedagogue; Essence: Pattern
Str 3, Dex 3, Sta 3
Cha 3, Man 2, App 3
Per 3, Int 4, Wit 3
Alertness 2, Athletics 1, Awareness 1, Brawl 2, Dodge 3, Expression 3, Intimidation 0, Leadership 0, Streetwise 1, Subterfuge 2
Crafts 4 (Armor), Drive 1, Etiquette 2, Firearms 2, Meditation 2, Melee 2, Performance 1, Stealth 2, Survival 0, Technology 1
Academics 2, Computer 1, Cosmology 0, Enigmas 1, Investigation 1, Law 0, Linguistics 1, Medicine 2, Occult 4 (Alchemy 4), Science 2
Alchemy 4, Enchantment 3
Dream 3, Wonders 5
Resonance: (Entropic) Long-Suffering 2, (Static) Sacred 1
Veronica is from North Carolina, and still has a bit of that southern twang. Her strongly religious family approved of her outlets, although she chose social work over a more active role in a ministry. She took on a double major in college — theology and sociology — and did well, for a time.
A Ventrue with a taste for virtuous young ladies seduced Veronica with Disciplines, making a ghoul of her and adding her to his Herd. Oddly enough, the vampire forbade any other, typical vices like drugs and sex. Forced into a twisted relationship through the Blood Bond, Veronica loved and hated the secret life she’d been drawn into. That is, until a traveling cabal of Choristers discovered the monster preying on her religious college.
Veronica fought them along with her domitor, but the Knights of St. George managed to subdue her without killing her outright. A combination of vitae and Chorus magick saved her after the Ventrue was destroyed, and the broken Bond left her with just the hate. From then on, Veronica sought both vengeance and redemption, convinced that some flaw in her character led her into such sinful deeds. She wants desperately to atone. She’s had the opportunity, and been tempted, but she has not tasted vitae again.
Trained in sorcerous arts by the Knights, the linear arts seemed all she was capable of. She was content with that, again assuming it to be her own fault. The untimely demise of the Knights in Los Angeles left her with Matthew, her partner in Seattle, and the pair became close. She moved up from support to front-line fighting, but she’s still mainly responsible for supplying them with tools, weapons and armor for the battle.
Image: Veronica is young and pretty, but intentionally makes herself look more plain. She almost always wears a sad, even haunted or guilty expression. Her outfits are drab and utilitarian, army-surplus and piecemeal armor, Chorus trinkets and such. Even before the world broke down, she was easily mistaken for homeless.
Common foci: powders, potions, drinks and salves (alchemy), tools, weapons and armor (enchantment); imbued with the power of prayer and the Holy Spirit. Veronica does not transmute with alchemy; her foci are based on blessing and consecration — a sort of divine transubstantiation. Likewise, other typical foci — fasting, self-sacrifice and denial, song and prayer, rites and vows.