The Hermetic Wild West
Dossier and Character Creation (Oukonunaka)
1. Who is your parens? What are they like? What covenant (if any) do they belong to?
Oukonunaka was trained at Fricks Locks, an urban, East Coast chapter house of the Setting Son located in Pennsylvania. Its intended purpose was to condition and educate young Indian children, Christianizing them and wiping out their native heritages. Rather than ignoring gifted youngsters discovered in the course of their pillaging of native assets, Fricks Locks was created to convert these into loyal members of Setting Son who could help the covenant assimilate other native peoples.
Oukonunaka’s parens is Reginald Farland, the headmaster of Fricks Locks. The headmaster was a brutal Tytalus magus, a man who intended to make bitter enemies of every student that passed through his school. He mostly succeeded. Reginald also fostered an intense rivalry between his students and those of the nearby Ab Initio covenant under the guise of sportsmanship and friendly competitions.
2. Do you have mundane family? Where do they live? What do they do?
Oukonunaka’s mother is still alive, a member of the Ute tribe. She lives in western Colorado. Oukonunaka has no lasting connection with her, having been taken from his home at so young an age.
3. How invested were you in the civil war? Which side did you support?
Oukonunaka was not at all invested in the Civil War. He was wandering the West, making his name as a gunfighter through this period.
4. What is your opinion of the resurgent “Join or Die” policy being employed toward native wizards?
Oukonunaka was raised to support it. He still supports the policy, but thinks it is used as an excuse to enslave native people. Oukonunaka bitterly despises the Setting Son for how they have employed this policy.
5. Do you have any investment in some aspect of mundane society? If so, what is it?
Oukonunaka practices the Tytalus arts of disguise and intrigue. He frequently goes about in different guises and supports several mundane identities.
DETAILED CHARACTER CREATION (page 28-33)
Arcane Gunfighter, Indian Tracker (Man Hunter)
3. Virtues & Flaws:
+ 0…The Gift (Special)
+ 0…Hermetic Wizard (Social Status)
+ 0…Self-Confident (General)
+ 1…Improved Characteristics (General)
+ 1…Lightning Reflexes (General)
+ 1…Magic Sensitivity (Supernatural)
+ 1…Puissant Ability: Firearms (General)
+ 1…Puissant Ability: Parma Magica (General)
+ 1…Second Sight (Supernatural)
+ 1…Skilled Parens (Hermetic)
+ 1…Tough (General)
+ 1…Warrior (General)
+ 1…Wilderness Sense (Supernatural)
– 1…Magical Animal Companion (Story)
– 3…Outsider (Social Status)
– 3…Overconfident (Personality)
– 3…Twilight Prone (Hermetic)
+ 2 Intelligence, + 2 Perception; + 1 Strength, + 3 Stamina; – 3 Presence, – 3 Communication; + 2 Dexterity, + 3 Quickness
5. Early Childhood:
Language: English (Christian Expressions) 5:0,
Language: Ute (Children’s Topics) 2:0,
Awareness (Ambushes) 1:0,
Brawl (Dodging) 1:0,
Folk Ken (Magi) 1:0,
Stealth (Natural Areas) 1:0,
Survival (Foraging) 1:0,
Swim (Under Water) 1:0,
Magic Sensitivity (Active Spells) 1:0,
Second Sight (Ghosts) 1:0,
Wilderness Sense (Safe Travel) 1:0,
6. Later Life:
Animal Handling (Horses) 1:0,
Hunt (Humans) 1:0,
Ride (In Battle) 1:0,
Theology (Native Heresies) 1:0,
Firearms (Pistols) 3:0,
Single Weapon (Hatchet) 1:0,
Weapon Mastery: Pistols (Mobile Firing, Point Blank, Precise Shot, Quick Draw) 4:0,
Concentration (Spell Concentration) 2:0,
Intrigue (Magi) 1:0,
1:0 Creo (1)
6:0 Intellego (21)
6:0 Muto (21)
6:0 Perdo (21)
6:0 Rego (21)
9:0 Corpus (45)
Language: Latin (Learning from Books) 3:0,
Magic Theory (Corpus) 4:0,
Artes Liberales (Ceremonial Casting) (English, Latin) 2:0,
Organization Lore: Order of Hermes (Obligations) 1:0,
Parma Magica (Mentem) 3:0,
Penetration (Corpus) 2:0,
Spell Mastery: Debilitating Injury (Penetration, Still Casting) 2:0,
Spell Mastery: Gift of Great Fortitude (Still Casting) 1:0,
Debilitating Injury (Pe Co 25),
Gift of Great Fortitude (Mu Co 25),
Hermetic Flight (Re Co 25),
The Inexorable Hunt (In Co 25),
Man Hunter’s Sense (In Co 25),
Sight of the Molting Magus (In Co 25)
8. After Apprenticeship:
Learned Deflect the Bullet’s Stride (15 levels) and Aegis of Impenetrable Leather (15 levels).
Learned Shroud of Invisibility (15 levels) and Whispers through the Black Gate (15 levels).
Learned Shriek of the Impending Shafts (15 levels) and Trackless Travel (15 levels).
Season 1: Bonded familiar — Lab Total 25 = 3 + 2 (Intelligence) + 5 (Magic Theory) + 6 (Perdo) + 9 (Corpus)_ vs Familiar Project Level 25 = 25 + 0 (Magic Might) + 0 (Size 0) — 5 pawns
Season 2: Created 48 alchemical bullets — 8 pawns
Season 3: Instilled Armored Animal effect into familiar
Season 4: Instilled Armored Animal effect into familiar — 3 pawns
9. Personality Traits:
Driven + 2, Fearless + 3, Patient + 3
Indian (White People) 2:0
2/5 (Self-Confident Virtue)
Carried: Buckskin under Poncho (Reinforced Leather Wear, 3 Protection, 1.5 Load, Standard Cost), 2 Richards Conversion Army Revolvers (Pistol, + 2 Initiative, + 2 Attack, 0 Defense, + 8 Damage, – 4 Strength, 0.5 Load, Standard Cost, 15 Range), 42 Alchemical Bullets and 46 Mundane Bullets on Gun Belts (.44 Colt cartridges), Bowie Knife (Dagger) (+ 0 Initiative, + 2 Attack, + 0 Defense, + 3 Damage, – 3 Strength, 0 Load), 2 Bronze Rings (each prepared for enchantment, 5 pawns), Belt Pouch of Vis (10 Corpus)
On Horse: Saddle with Saddle Bags, Camp Roll, Cooking Kit, Firearm Maintenance Kit, Tomahawk (Hatchet, + 0 Initiative, + 3 Attack, 0 Defense, + 4 Damage, – 2 Strength, 1.0 Load, Inexpensive Cost), Double Barrel Shotgun (10-gauge, 2 shots, + 1 Initiative, + 5 Attack, 0 Defense, + 10 Damage, – 2 Strength, 1.5 Load, Standard Cost, 10 Range), 1 Box of Shotshells (10-gauge, x 50)