October

Description:

Bio
October is a self-styled mystic/preacher/warlock/guru depending on the conversation. Projecting androgyny for self and others October uses the ancient gender-neutral pronoun ou in place of he or she. Ou sports a prepubescent body though it’s normally covered by the blue and gold vestment-kimono indicating station and occupation. October has a striking face with arresting eyes and ou hands are always steady.

Stats
Cool +1, Hard -1, Hot +2, Sharp +1, Weird =0

Advancement
() () () () ()
___get +1 cool (max +2)
___get +1 cool (max +2)
___get +1 hard (max +2)
___get +1 sharp (max +2)
___get a new skinner move (breathtaking)
___get a new skinner move (lost)
___get 2 gigs (detail) and moonlighting
_X_get followers (detail) and fortunes
___get a move from another playbook
___get a move from another playbook
-————
___get +1 to any stat (max +3)
___retire your character (to safety)
___create a second character to play
___change your character to a new type
___choose 3 basic moves and advance them
___advance the other 4 basic moves

Moves
Artful & gracious: when you perform your chosen art — any act of expression or culture — or when you put its product before an audience, roll+hot. On a 10+, spend 3. On a 7–9, spend 1. Spend 1 to name an NPC member of your audience and choose one:
• this person must meet me
• this person must have my services
• this person loves me
• this person must give me a gift
• this person admires my patron
On a miss, you gain no benefit, but suffer no harm or lost opportunity. You simply perform very well.

Hypnotic: when you have time and solitude with someone, they become fixated upon you. Roll+hot. On a 10+, hold 3. On a 7–9, hold 2. they can spend your hold, 1 for 1, by:
• giving you something you want
• acting as your eyes and ears
• fighting to protect you
• doing something you tell them to
For NPCs, while you have hold over them they can’t act against you. For PCs, instead, any time you like you can spend your hold, 1 for 1:
• they distract themselves with the thought of you. they’re acting under fire.
• they inspire themselves with the thought of you. they take +1 right now.
On a miss, they hold 2 over you, on the exact same terms.

Gear
October has the following stuff:
- ornate sword (3-harm hand valuable)
- a black and yellow viper (valuable alive)
- skin and hair kit (applied valuable) (use for +1 hot forward)
- oddments worth 1-barter
- blue and gold kimono/robe/vestment
- sandals
- (harsher clothing as dictated by the climate…)
- etc.

Followers
My cult (though I prefer ‘flock’)
My followers, taken as a body, constitute a powerful psychic antenna. Surplus + augury
My followers are eager, enthusiastic and successful recruiters. Surplus + growth
I have few followers, 10 or fewer (instead of 20)
My followers are decadent and perverse. Want: + savagery
Summary: 10 or fewer followers; fortune+1; surplus: augury & growth; want: desertion and savagery.

Hx:
- Gabe +3
- Gritch -2
- Zoras +3
- Big Sister +1

Hold, etc.:
3 hypnotic-hold on Catpan (Brimful’s daughter or granddaughter) (wader)
3 hypnotic-hold on Camo (Gabe’s brother)

The following folks love me:
Atrium (member of Big Sister’s grab squad)
Goodry (member of Dustwich’s splinter faction)
Mimsy (one of Big Sister’s gang)

Bio:

October

Hatchet City ChristopherWeeks