Wyck

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Introduction
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“Ain't no rest for the wicked.
Money don't grow on trees.
I got bills to pay,
I got mouths to feed
and Nothing in this world's for free.”
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Contacts
Person Quote Ringtone
Adele Sweetheart Didn't start out too strong. Going to have problems with this Believer. Heathens
Andrew I think I'm going to need a long canvas for this one... Bad Romance
Ashleigh I don't mind that she's always happy, but at least she could share her supplier. Happy
Balance Totally chill guy. Great to hang with. Not Falling
Conleth This guy don't know when to quit, but sometimes that's what it takes to get the job done. White Room
Eloise Long history with this one. She reminds me of that cool aunt that's helping people one minute and smackin them around the next. Witchy Woman
Gwydion Known this guy for a while, though we don't "know" each other. When in doubt, find Gwydion. He'll know. All Along the Watchtower
Harikumo She of the Cooties and the Hot Friends. Betty Davis Eyes
Jackyl You got moments where you're normal and moments when I know you hit it too hard. I just gotta know... Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Jasen Within five minutes, I was thinking that we could have been cut from the same cloth. I want to know who held the scissors. What it's Like
Kyler One of the new faces around the Haven. Ashe likes him, but he seems to like me. It's complicated. Welcome to the Club
Marie I know that she's actually speaking English, but... Weird Science
Slayton Krenshaw And I thought cowboys were dead...pshew. Wanted Dead or Alive
Stella Anyone who runs the local Witchmart is on my A-list. Seven Wonders

Gone but not Forgotten

Person Quote Ringtone
Adrian Troubled guy. Long history with him. It's complicated. Too Close
Maglock I feel so sorry for him sometimes. Other times, he's cool. I'm Going to Murder Justin Bieber
Zoe Pretty sure she's family in some form or fashion. Don't know

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RP Hooks
General
  • Southern: Wyck was born and raised within the south. The streak of southern manners runs deep in the boy and he's been known to demonstrate this in his presence of manners and concepts such as hospitality, guest rights and debt. Wyck -hates- being in debt to someone else and will do anything and everything in his power to get out from under someone else's thumb. Should someone be invited to spend time with Wyck, either at his trailer, one of the places he's borrowing as a 'home' or just in polite company, they are treated as a 'guest' and are afforded all rights (and responsibilities) that means. To Wyck, a guest should be treated with respect and given every opportunity to repay such kindness, but he'll never bring such obligation up within the conversation. Guests never pay for their meals, but they should also be respectful of any other guest Wyck has at the table.
  • Intolerence: Wyck has a few issues which he has become intolerant of over the years. First, he can't stand a bully. If he sees someone bullying upon another - especially if the target of the bullying is someone weaker - then Wyck will probably have to do something about it if he can. He's not stupid and he's not going to just charge up and challenge the bully to a fight, rather he'll wait and pick his moment to ensure that person can't harm another...again. Another big issue for Wyck is women; he don't like them. More specifically, he doesn't like what women have become in modern society. Given that a large influence on how he saw women was by a woman who was his adopted grandmother, his views on how people should behave are somewhat antiquated. His issue seems to involve the trend for women to follow in the footsteps of the Kardashians and Hiltons where intelligence and integrity is trumped by popularity and appearance. This is not to say that he is intolerant of all woman, just those who have aligned themselves with that type.
  • Artist: Wyck is what you might call a starving artist. Meaning that he's not being paid for his art but he doesn't often get paid for it. He draws what he sees, usually, so he's constantly scribbling away at this or that in one of many sketchbooks he carries with him. (See gear below).
Street Hooks
  • Hustler: Wyck is straight - or at least that's what he tells his clients. Normally he tries to find up-scale buisnessmen who want a little action on the down-low and is usually able to keep them quite entertained. (NOT effeminate)
  • Homeless: (strictly speaking he lives in a Winibago but it's on the street). He's been known to squat here and there by parking his winibago near an abandoned or vacant building so as to tap into their power and water. How he taps in is another matter entirely.
  • Fixer: Wyck is known for helping people find what they need - for a small price. He makes introductions, finds things that need to be found or, more likely, losses things that shouldn't be found again.
  • Thief: One of the things he tends to 'fix' for people is when they need items back from people who have taken them or when the courts won't force them to give them back. Above such things as a pick pocket and not as sophisticated as a bank robber, Wyck will 'find' things that people need (or say that they need) for the right price. He's been known to find heirlooms, pieces of art, antiques, etc.
  • Witch: When all else fails and he needs money - he's known to read tarot cards, cast curses and things on people. He drums it up as an act to make money. He's none-too-shy about admitting his interest in the occult and doesn't hide the fact that he considers himself to be a 'street witch'. His grimoire is a composition notebook, his wand is a prop from Harry Potter and he has a Slythern patch on his satchel.
  • Vagrant: Occasionally he has to move the camper so that people don't become too wise that he's stealing their power or water. So he could end up anywhere in the city.

Streetwise

See also: Streetwise

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Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot.pngDot.pngDot.png Wyck worked at Babylon back in the day.

Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot.pngDot.png Wyck has been known to sell Ice in small quantities.

Dot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot-filled.pngDot.png Wyck has carved out a flophouse at an old wine factory somewhere on Maple St. called Haven

Background Hooks
  • Small Town: Wyck was born in Louisiana and quickly left the small town and his family as soon as he could. Wyck's family life was difficult at best. His parents always fought and most of the time he was caught in the middle.
  • Passed Around: When he was between fifteen and sixteen, he decided to leave in the hopes that his absence would make his parents fight less. Originally he went to Texas to live with a friend of the family who said that they would look after him until 'things got sorted out'. A year after his arrival, the friend - who had become something of a grandmother to him - died. Unable to stay where he was (as a minor) and unwilling to go back home (which is where the courts were wanting to send him) he took off and headed to the big city.
  • Poor: Wyck was raised in a poor family who dreamed about having a working class income. As such, his priorities are a bit different. Rather than focusing upon gathering all of the outward, material signs of wealth and success, Wyck has learned to do with less and is quite happy to focus his sights on goals which are more important to him. So long as he has a roof over his head, food in his belly and a spare notebook, he's usually good to go. Anything else he might acquire is there to help others.
Supernatural Hooks
  • Bloodboy: is nearly equivalent to a courtesan in that the mortal exchanges his blood for a nice place to live and a small stipend of money. Typically, the term is used to describe a mortal who was kept in a tight-knit herd whose members lived together in a house provided for them by the vampire.
    • Wyck was at one time part of a Vampire's Herd about three and a half ago (when he was 16) in Los Angeles.
    • The vampire was destroyed in a fire set by another, rival vampire.
    • Even after realizing that he was part of a herd, Wyck still regards this time in his life as one of the most stable.
    • Wyck has tried to keep in relative contact with those who were part of the herd. Are you one of the survivors?
  • Orphan: Strictly speaking, he's a Hollow One, but in the eyes of many a magical practitioner, he's 'just an orphan' who works small magic.
  • Kithain: Wyck has recently discovered that somewhere in his parentage, he has a changeling in the mix. It took him a while to track down the origin of the parent but it turns out that he is one of the Sidhe, specifically a descendant of the House of Eiluned. As a fringe member of Changeling society, Wyck has seen things and helped out a few of the Fair Folk, but it's not like he's invited over for house parties and barbecues.
  • Technobane: Wyck is allergic to technology. More specifically, technology is allergic to his touch. At his touch cellphone batteries will drain faster than they should, computer monitors will flicker, item scanners at the checkout will malfunction, etc. It's not something that people would immediately recognize (2 point flaw) but it is something that people would probably pick up on if they spend any time around him. It's not immediate and it's not flashy but you don't want him to hold your new smart phone or check the web on your laptop.
  • Bards Curse: Whereas people may interpret the 'feeling' that one gets with Awareness, Wyck, for some reason, manifests such a feeling by a subconscious need to rhyme his words. So, if something supernatural starts to happen around him, rather than him getting the 'oogly' feeling, he just starts to rhyme.

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Gear
  • Sketchbook: Wyck is rarely seen without his satchel and one of the prized posessions within the satchel is his sturdy, small, black-covered sketchbook. Part journal, part idea book and part sketchbook, the book holds all of his thoughts about almost everything.
  • The goggles: also an acquisition at the Steampunk convention get a little more use as he wears them around his neck at certain times. He swears that they allow him to see better at night - and with a little forces magic - they do.
  • The ray gun: is an exact replica of Wyck's favorite Saturday Morning Cartoon, Space Rangers. When he was lucky enough to happen upon it at a convention out in California he had to acquire it. Harmless - he none-the-less believes that it has saved his life on more than one occasion.


His Satchel

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Wyck is constantly seen with his canvas satchel - whether he was on the road or now that he's in town. The satchel is large enough for a laptop but wider - as though it were designed to hold a stack of books rather than just the thin profile of a bit of electronics. It has every appearance of being a messenger bag. The satchel is decorated with a dozen or so patches from all over the country (state parks, etc.) as well as a number of odd glyphs and scrawls in black, permanent marker with the occasional white paint pen to highlight this and that.
As a consummate nomad, his satchel holds everything he would need for life, work or the occasional adventure. Since he's usually on foot and doesn't head back to the camper until the sun's down so that he doesn't lead anyone back to his home, he needs to keep everything that he'll need with him at all times.

Being a general vagrant, the satchel fulfills one of the cardinal rules of the street:

A Bag is not for what you carry with you - but for what you find along the way.

At any given time he could have a different set of gear within the bag though there are a number of things that generally are always maintained.

  • Kabar Hunting Knife
  • Journal
  • Malachite Egg
  • Tarot Deck
  • Military Flashlight
  • Old Zippo
  • Duct Tape
  • 550 Cord
  • Multi Tool
  • Condom
  • Sandwich Bag
  • Plastic Poncho
  • Baby Wipes
  • Glow Sticks

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Magic
Wyckcraft

Wyck's magic is based largely upon how he sees the world - which usually tends to be through the lens of modern media. His effects are, to some, campy and cliche' but, for him, are quite effective. Below is a summary of the common visual tropes that reflect how Wyck's magic would look. These tropes are based on movies and television so that others can see what the player sees when he conceptualizes an effect of Wyck's magic.

Sphere Visuals Rotes Foci
Forces:
  • Firebending & Airbending
  • Bending Gravity (Matrix)
  • Wierding Way (Dune)
  • Mage Hand (Jedi Telekinesis)
  • Wall Running (Matrix)
  • Telesonic Blast (Dune)
  • Movement
  • Fire
Correspondence:
  • Bigger on the Inside (Tardis, Harry Potter)
  • All Doors are Connected (Matrix)
  • Witch in the Wardrobe (Teleportation)
  • Bag of Holding
  • Mirror Mirror (Scrying)
  • Doors
  • Water
  • Mirror
Life:
  • All Life is Connected
  • Elven Healing (LOTR, Hobbit)
  • Transfer Life Essence (Tauriel, Hobbit)
  • Acorns
  • Blood
Spirit:
  • Ghosts (Poltergeist)
  • Specters (Insidious)
  • Wraith (Dementors, Harry Potter)
  • Nature (Eywa, Avatar)
  • Summonings
  • Bindings
  • Exorcisms
  • Ouija Board
  • Bones
Mind:
  • Telepathy (Professor X)
  • Unimind (Borg)
  • Chanting
  • Melodies
  • Names
Prime: The Force (Star Wars, w/o that Midichloriant BS)
  • Fire
  • Music
  • Chanting (in Elven)
Entropy: Luck (good or bad)
  • Roll the Bones
  • Augury (Tarot Cards)
  • Rhyming Speech
  • Dice
  • Broken Mirror
  • Rabbit's Foot
  • Two-Dollar Bill

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Wyck
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Overview
Date of Birth: October 1, 1993 (18)
Nationality: American
Occupation: Hustler, Fixer, Street Witch
Race: Mage
Faction Hollow One
Essence Questing
Resonance: (forthcoming)
Demeanor: Chameleon
Nature: Survivor
Cliques: Blood Boy / Glamour Whore
Hangouts: Haven

Tropes

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Gallery

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Notable Stats
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Kinain: Sidhe of the House of Eiluned

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Soundtrack

I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables

He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came

9 Crimes - Damien Rice

Leave me out with the waste
This is not what I do
It's the wrong kind of place
To be thinking of you


Apologize - Timbaland

I'm holding on your rope
Got me ten feet off the ground
And I'm hearing what you say
But I just can't make a sound


Raise your Glass - Warblers

So raise your glass if you are wrong
In all the right ways
All my underdogs, we will never be, never be
Anything but loud
And nitty gritty dirty little freaks
Won't you come on, and come on, and
Raise your glass
Just come on and come and
Raise Your Glass!

House Rules - Christian Kane

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Aint no rest for the wicked - Cage the Elephant

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Logs
Be sure to add [[category:Wyck]] for all logs dealing with this character.

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