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Real Name/Alias: Michael Joshua Whitmore/Unknown. Age/Nationality/Metatype/Gender:42/UCAS and Tir Tairngire/Caucasian Night One/Male Distinguishing Physical Features:Dark blue fur and eyes, allergy to sunlight as is common with all members of his metatype. Griffin CIN:000-000-0001 NPC rating: Ulitmate, magically active with the capacity to summon most spirit types and cast spells without drain. Position inside Griffin:Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Area of Operation:Primary North America, mainly UCAS and Tir Tairngire Specialities:Hand to hand combat (10th dan black belt), magic(very high grade initiate) Psychological Traits:Compassionate, Responsible, Detail Oriented, Loyal
The CEO of Griffin Industries is a former Ares Firewatch officer who's been in the business since the mid fourties. He's obviously been involved with our late president Dunkelzahn at some point of time because Mr. and Mrs. Whitmore were nearby when the dragon 'vanished'.
If the rumor mill is to be believed, Hunter was personally involved in the extraction of Knight Errant troops from Chicago when it exploded in their face back in 2055. In addition, he's also been seen operating everywhere from Germany to Dublin (that's Tir na Nog) to Boston to Miami to Seattle.
Hunter's style is very straight forward. He deals directly with whatever the situation at hand, not usually relying on tricks or fancy plans. He also takes care of his own.
Recent reports have shown that all forms of spirits (be they elementals, nature spirits, watchers, whatever) have shown this individual a great deal of respect. On at least one occasion he has been refered to as the "Overseer of the Metaplanes". And if that isn't bad enough, he's also a Tir Prince. Gamemaster Notes: Hunter is one of the most powerful mages of the sixth age. Rating a double digit initiate and trained personally in the magical arts by the great dragon Dunkelzahn, Hunter knows (or is known by) most of the great dragons of the age. In addition, the title of "Overseer of the Metaplanes" is hardly honorary. Hunter can cross into the metaplanes without confrontation by the Dweller, can call upon aid from any spirit in the vicinity (consider this a control test for the summoning magician), and call upon the aid of both Tir governments.
Hunter is hardly an unknown among shadowrunning circles, often relying on magic (usually physical mask and disregard spells in combination) to hide his identity. As an ally, he's capable of pulling out impressive resources and making short work of opposition. As an enemy, they can expect their life span to drop precariously.
Real Name/Alias:Ishkibbile/Unknown. Age/Nationality/Metatype/Gender:35/Carib League/Orc Exotic/Male Distinguishing Physical Features:Ogre. Two white stripes in his hair, one on either side of his ears. Griffin CIN:000-000-0006 NPC Rating:Ultimate. Position Inside Griffin:Head of Magical Security, Headmaster of Krand School of Magic. Area of Operation:North America. Specialities:Combat Magic, Physical Adept (Sumo). Psychological Traits:Articulate (does not use contractions and everything must be spoken completely), Unfettered.
The "fixer" from Miami learned his trade in little Havana, where he became a runner for one of Miami's biggest drug lords. Always completing a job, once taken. He worked his way up the ladder finally becoming a "fixer". He was away when his family was finally broke by the law. He was not connected to the family. GameMaster Notes:
Real Name/Alias: Crystal Lynn Whitmore/Unknown Age/Nationality/Metatype/Gender:40/UCAS and Tir Tairngire/Caucasian Elf/Female Distinguising Physical Features:Waist length flame red wavy hair and green eyes, allergy to sunlight Griffin CIN:000-000-0002 NPC rating: Ultimate, magically active with the capacity to summon most spirit types and cast spells without drain. Position inside Griffin:Executive Officer (EO), Public Relations Department Head Area of Operation:Primary North America, mainly UCAS and Tir Tairngire Specialities:Negotiation and deal making (etiquette), magic(very high grade initiate) Psychological Traits:Calculating, Loyal, Intelligent, Reserved
Phoenix seems to know most or all of the great dragons. In addition, she's been seen in the presence of Lofwyr on more than one occasion. The nature of their reported discussions suggest a possible teacher/student relationship.
What we can confirm about the relationship between the two is that Lofwyr actually introduced Phoenix to her husband back in early 2050. In addition, Phoenix was known to operate in the European shadows. Much like her husband, she seems to be someone special in the spirit world. The title of "Guardian of the Metaplanes" has surfaced on at least one occasion, and like her husband, she's a Tir Prince. Gamemaster Notes: Unlike her husband, Phoenix deals through secondary sources. Phoenix is a manipulator of events, falling back to direct confrontation only when the situation demands it.
In addition to being a double digit initiate, Phoenix was personally trained by Lofwyr and operated in the European shadows primarily keeping tabs on Alamais.
Phoenix knows, personally, virtually all of the great dragons and is on friendly terms with them (exempting Alamais, of course). In addition, she keeps in close contact with her old teacher. As the "Guardian of the Metaplanes", she can cross into the metaplanes without confrontation by the Dweller, can call upon aid from any spirit in the vicinity (consider this a control test for the summoning magician), and call upon the aid of both Tir governments.
Phoenix tends not to work the shadows, often directly involving herself only in the rarest and most dire of situations (such as the extraction of Knight Errant troops during the initial outbreak of Bug City). As an ally, she's capable of pulling out impressive resources and making short work of opposition. As an enemy, she can (and often will) force her enemies into hopeless positions.
Real Name/Alias:Jean Paul Russo/Unknown Age/Nationality/Metatype/Gender:36/UCAS/Troll Exotic/Male Distinguishing Physical Features:Albino Minotaur. Griffin CIN:000-000-1085 NPC Rating:Superhuman. Position Inside Griffin:Voodoo Shaman (Jiji), Bravo Team Area of Operation:North America, Tir Tairngire Specialities:Voodoo Magic Psychological Traits:Boisterous, Sense of humor (laughs at about everything), Biker mentality
He is rumored to be one of the few to actually escape from Yomi Island. He is known not to be triffled with. The last mage that went up against him is supposed to now be a zombie working for him. GameMaster Notes:Born human, goblinized at age 28. Lived in the Bayou outside New Orleans where his grandfather taught him Voodouan. Returned to the city 5 yrs later,he then started running. Took a job in Japan where he got caught and was sent to prison.
Real Name/Alias: Gregory Cooke/Unknown Age/Nationality/Metatype/Gender:27/UCAS/Caucasian Troll/Male Distinguishing Physical Features:Giant. Armsman is one of the biggest trolls known, topping the charts at over 3.5 m and with a well built physique. Griffin CIN:000-000-1224 NPC rating: Superhuman with pistols and tactics. Superior in all other areas, including decking. Position inside Griffin: Commander, Charlie Team. Area of Operation:UCAS and Aztlan Specialities: Covert Operations and Decking. Armsman is a former UCAS spec ops specializing in infiltation. Psychological Traits:Reserved, Cautious, Confident. Gamemaster Notes:In spite of his huge size, he's one of the quietest people you'll ever meet. Armsman tends toward observing a situation before entering it, a trait that has saved Charlie Team more than once. He's also a hardcore anime fan, sometimes going so far as to aquire original material from Japan.
Real Name/Alias: Abigail Brooks/Anna Johnson Age/Nationality/Metatype/Gender:31/UCAS/Human/Female Distinguishing Physical Features:Neko looks exactly like a stereotypical catgirl with purple hair and overlarge ears. Griffin CIN:000-000-1427 NPC rating: Superhuman. Position inside Griffin: Team Member, Charlie Team. Area of Operation:UCAS and Aztlan Specialities:Covert Operations and Infiltration. Psychological Traits:Mischievous, Impulsive, Quiet. Gamemaster Notes:Neko is a full body cybernetic, one of the few rare true cyborgs. Her entire body (except for her brain) has been replaced with cybernetic parts because of a childhood illness that made her practically an invalid.
Real Name/Alias: Patricia Brooks/None Age/Nationality/Metatype/Gender:28/UCAS/Caucasian Human/Female Distinguishing Physical Features:Saber has long purple hair and soft green eyes. Griffin CIN:000-000-1549 NPC rating: Superhuman. Position inside Griffin: Team Member, Charlie Team. Area of Operation:UCAS and Aztlan Specialities:Close Combat and Demolitions. Psychological Traits:Aloof, Taciturn, Sober Gamemaster Notes:Saber is a physical adept that specializes in edged weapons. Oddly enough, she's also best friends with Neko (who is her opposite in many ways).
Real Name/Alias: Sakiya Chung/Unknown Age/Nationality/Metatype/Gender:28/Tir Tairngire/Asian Elf/Female Distinguishing Physical Features:Orion has pinkish hair and deep green eyes. Griffin CIN:000-000-1321 NPC rating: Superhuman. Position inside Griffin: Team Member, Charlie Team. Area of Operation:UCAS and Aztlan Specialities:Firearms and Heavy Weapons. Psychological Traits:Reserved, Cultured, Sophisticated. Gamemaster Notes:Orion originally operated in Seattle during the early 2050s before she and her partner (Archer) were recruited by Griffin. She has an ongoing personal relationship with Archer as well.
Real Name/Alias: Hideaki Hsieh/Unknown Age/Nationality/Metatype/Gender:28/Tir Tairngire/Asian Human/Male Distinguishing Physical Features:Short brown hair and intense brown eyes Griffin CIN:000-000-1322 NPC rating: Superhuman. Position inside Griffin: Team Member, Charlie Team. Area of Operation:UCAS and Aztlan Specialities:Combat Mage and magical support. Psychological Traits:Intelligent, Sober, Sharp Tongued. Gamemaster Notes:Archer worked with Orion in the early 2050s after leaving a job as a Fuchi wage mage. Archer uses a telescoping staff as a weapon focus and a silver cross as a power focus.
Real Name/Alias:Priss Asagiri/None Age/Nationality/Metatype/Gender:26/UCAS/Caucasian Elf/Female. Distinguishing Physical Features:Normal appearance tends to reflect that of a biker ganger. Griffin CIN:000-000-1853 NPC rating: Superhuman Position inside Griffin: Team Member, Delta Team. Lead Singer, Priss and the Replicants. Area of Operation: UCAS and (rarely) Europe Specialities: Close Combat and Magical Support. Priss specializes in hand to hand combat as well as manipulation magic. Psychological Traits:Protective, Calculating, Short Tempered, Reserved. Gamemaster Notes:Priss is a former member of the Cincinnati branch of the Ancients gang. Priss is both a mid grade initiate and a hermetic adept of the magical way.
Real Name/Alias:Nene Romanova/Milina Callas Age/Nationality/Metatype/Gender:26/UCAS/Caucasian Human/Female. Distinguishing Physical Features:Nene has short blonde hair and bright blue eyes. Griffin CIN:000-000-1643 NPC rating: Superhuman Position inside Griffin: Team Member, Delta Team. Senior Operator, Knight Errant Cybercrime Division (Cincinnati, UCAS)Area of Operation: UCAS and (rarely) Europe Specialities: Decking and Electronic Warfare. Psychological Traits:Impulsive, Perky, Na´ve. Gamemaster Notes:At times, Nene will work on the side as a decker. Her abilities are effectively unmatched as she seems to possess an intuitive ability to manipulate both the matrix and computer code. She seems to radiate a pixie like innocence that hides a razor sharp intellect.
Real Name/Alias:Linna Yamazaki/None Age/Nationality/Metatype/Gender:27/UCAS/Caucasian Human/Female. Distinguishing Physical Features:Linna is one of those rare people that seem so ordinary as to be forgettable. Griffin CIN:000-000-2094 NPC rating: Superhuman Position inside Griffin: Team Member, Delta Team. Senior Accounting Manager, Saeder-Krupp Industries (Cincinnati, UCAS)Area of Operation: UCAS and (rarely) Europe Specialities: Hand to hand combat. Psychological Traits:Practical, Outgoing, Hopeful. Gamemaster Notes:Linna is the glue that holds the team together as well as being everyone's friend. She has an ongoing friendly competition with Priss as to which of them is better when it comes to close combat.
Real Name/Alias:Sylia Stingray/Adara Rutlidge Age/Nationality/Metatype/Gender:28/UCAS/Caucasian Elf/Female. Distinguishing Physical Features:Human looking with intense violet eyes and shoulder length silver/white hair. Griffin CIN:000-000-1579 NPC rating: Superhuman Position inside Griffin: Team Leader, Delta Team; Owner, Silky Doll Womens Boutique Area of Operation: UCAS and (rarely) Europe Specialities: Tactics and Research. Sylia has a wide variety of knowledge and the brains to match. Psychological Traits:Calculating, Inquisitive, Passionate, Strong Willed Gamemaster Notes:Sylia has no cyberware but has a great deal of bioware. In addition, she suffers from simsense vertigo so she relies on cyberterminals rather than cyberdecks for matrix work (or alterately, she has her brother do the matrix work). In addition, she seems to suffer a phobia toward the idea of having cyberware in herself.
Sylia is the person responsible for Griffin's Hardsuit designs, including inventing a type of Hardsuit armor that acts as equivalent to true vehicular armor. In addition, she's a personal friend of Crystal Whitmore.