Dresden Files Accelerated: Emerald City: Requiem
Craig Big Eagle
MODERN DAY SHAMAN
GO FORWARD WITH COURAGE
IDEALISTIC SOCIAL WORKER
WORKING CLASS HERO
Skilled (+2) at: Communing with Spirits, Social Work, Rituals
Terrible (-2) at: Violence
SPIRIT TALKER (Supernatural Scale)
Spirit World (sticky): [ ][ ][ ][ ][ ]
This condition uses five boxes to represent your significant spiritual capital, which translates to a constant supply of local ghosts and spirits to help you. Mark a box when you draw on your spiritual resources for this mantle’s stunts. Recover this condition by waiting (one box per session) or by spending a scene to meet with local spirits and clear the track. During the meeting, however, your followers (via the GM) will inform you of a spiritual problem necessitating your attention.
Angry Spirits (sticky): [ ]
Violating the spirit’s trust marks this condition. While the Angry Spirit’s condition is marked you may no longer use the Spirit World condition. Recover Angry Spirits when you have made restitution with the spirits.
Spirit Talkers perceive the presence of spirits and ghosts. If the spirit is deliberately trying to conceal themself Roll Focus (or Intellect) +2 vs. Guile. Conversely, spirits get a +2 when trying to perceive or locate you. Spirit Talkers speak and otherwise communicate directly with ghosts and other invisible or incorporeal spirits, without any need to perform thaumaturgy. They may seek out information and specific individuals among the dead.
Check a box of Spirit World to allow a minor spirit to possess you for a scene allowing you access to either an aspect or a +2 bonus in something they’re skilled at (see the NPC creation rules on page 212). Check multiple boxes to grant multiple aspects and multiple areas of competence, with a maximum of +2 in any one area. Use your fate points to invoke these aspects on your behalf.
Mark Spirit World to call upon the local spirits for favors. One box grants automatic success to a task (provided it is without risk) without having to roll or play out a scene. Two boxes pays for one cost for a ritual spell (page 172) or provides spirit NPCs or a magical resource to assist with a dangerous task. If at least three boxes are unmarked, mark the entire track for a powerful Local Spirit to intervene on your behalf and resolve a situation utterly unresolvable under your own power. This action requires formally petitioning the spirit and convincing them that the intervention is in their best interest.
When preparing rituals dealing with Spirits, add +2 to the preparation roll and reduce the number of costs by 1 (to a minimum of 1).
Craig Bigeagle is a Native American shaman who is well connected within the supernatural community. He works as a case worker for the City of Seattle and is dedicated to helping troubled youth. He runs a Lodge made up of several minor talents that he has helped find their spirit animals enabling them to become a force for good. BRUNO WALSH is one of his greatest successes. It is said that he may be THE PACK’S spirit guide enabling them to bond with the spirits that give them power to shape shift into wolf form. Indeed he seems to have a close friendship with the Pack’s Alpha, DOZER. He is also a close friend and ally to ZEBADIAH EINAR and JOHN FRANCIS YOUNGBLOOD JR. and his son Jack.