Nikki
music never dies

A 3-Victory Ported as Seasoned Contractor played by BOMBSHELL2150 in World of Darkness

Nikki is a possessed guitar of a former rockstar who will risk their life to return to their former glory as the greatest frontman in history.

They are ?? years old, and often appears as a custom made Ibanez Iceman.

Nikki lives in World of Darkness, a World of vampires, werewolves and other monsters living among us; hiding in plain sight.

Their journal, Voice Recorder, has 4 entries.

Attributes

2 Brawn

5 Dexterity

3 Perception

5 Charisma

3 Intelligence

5 Wits


Abilities

0 Athletics

0 Brawl

0 Crafts

1 Drive

0 Firearms

0 Legerdemain

0 Melee

5 Performance

1 Stealth

1 Survival

0 Academics

3 Alertness

0 Animals

5 Influence

3 Investigation

0 Medicine

2 Occult

0 Science

0 Technology


(Click for Combat reference)
Initiative: 0 dice
Movement: 0 feet
Dash: 0 feet
Perception + Alertness: 0 dice

Injuries

(Nikki is unharmed)


Battle Scars

(Nikki has no Battle Scars)

Body 6

Penalty

9 Mind

0
Miffed
0
Agitated
0
Distracted
Hurt
-1
Rattled
Injured
-1
Worried
Wounded
-2
Alarmed
Mauled
-3
Frantic
Maimed
-4
Delirious
X_X

Limits

Failure
Near-Death Experience

Traumas

(Nikki has no Traumas)


Pathos


Assets And Liabilities

Assets
+2 Contacts: You have readily available access to your contact.
Contact: Bernard Benowitz aka 'Bert' or 'Bernie' - Showbusiness
+2 Fame: You find it easy to attract the attention of the news or the public.
Claim to Fame: Rockstar
+4 Rich: You have access to $1,000,000 (or equivalent currency) per Game. Note that moving vast sums of money quickly or discreetly is not always possible.
+4 Hard: You only have two Limits instead of the normal three.
Liabilities
-1 Dark Secret: Discovery of your secret may cause legal issues, a curse, a new enemy, or generally used to gain leverage over you.
Secret: Nikki is actually dead and has been for 15 years. The famous rockstar people see in concert is a possessed person with his image. Nikki himself is a spirit inhabiting the guitar the possessed person holds.
-1 Uncanny Echoes: Must be consistent with your Character Concept
Echo: guitar radiates cold & EMF
-3 Imprisoned: You are unable to take any significant actions during down-time between games. Harbingers may work out some means of releasing you for the purposes of completing a Contract but they will always send you right back afterwards. Because of this, your starting inventory is limited and you won't be able to keep most items you obtain during games. You also lack access to training materials and will be unable to advance some Abilities.
Manner of Imprisonment: sentient guitar

Conditions

World of Darkness
Fame Rockstar You find it easy to attract the attention of the news or the public.
Rich Rockstar You have access to $1,000,000 (or equivalent currency) per Game. Note that moving vast sums of money quickly or discreetly is not always possible.
Dark Secret Discovery of your secret may cause legal issues, a curse, a new enemy, or generally used to gain leverage over you. Nikki is actually dead and has been for 15 years. The famous rockstar people see in concert is a possessed person with his image. Nikki himself is a spirit inhabiting the guitar the possessed person holds.
Contacts You have readily available access to your contact. Bernard Benowitz aka 'Bert' or 'Bernie' - Showbusiness

Circumstances

removed trauma Irritation at Interruption Dice Maiden: BOMBSHELL Roll: [3] Result: 3 critical failure roll - Which Witch downtime

Powers

Equipment

Max Encumbrance: 0 pounds.

On Person

*$1000 USD tucked into an inner pocket on the guitar strap


Artifacts

Artifacts are GM-created objects and equipment.

Examples of Artifacts include healing potions, scrolls, sci-fi technology, or any supernatural item that was not created with The Contract's Power system. Artifacts are not subject to standardized balance. Therefore, their effects may be altered or ignored outside the World where they were obtained.

Voice Recorder

Latest 2 of 4 entries

Fox Hunt II

*click*

(sounds of traffic)

so I'm in New York. or Manhattan I guess. I just call it all New York but apparently people around here get pissy if you refer to the whole fuckin city as New York. (mocking voice) "no, it's the Bronx, no it's Queens" I'm from LA and and most people in like, Santa Monica, are happy as pigs in shit if you call their town LA. not sure what these people's problem is.

(honk followed by yelling)

so I'm doing publicity shit for the new album. and why the fuck I gotta do it here, I dunno. Bert's pretty good about not making me move around too much these days. he's saavy to my situation and knows it can be pretty taxing to be, well, ME for extended periods. I did learn a cool new thing though. I'll have to try it out later when I have more time. it oughta be pretty useful considering these gigs can get pretty emotionally taxing at times. nothing like chilling out and having a jam session, play some familiar tunes and get your head on straight. next best thing to smack.

(unrecognizable yelling in the background)

(yelling away from the mic) Hey! glad you're back too! buy the new album!

but yeah. keeping it pretty DL these days. trying not to mix with a lot of the people I used to fuck with. the story about drying out in turkmenistan or wherever the fuck Bernie told the press I was is doing a good job at keeping the hounds at bay. besides, most of those people are either dead or out of the game now. fifteen years is longer than most junkies have once they start poppin veins. but still, keeping my distance with everyone. only a matter of time before people who knew my face better than I do realize I haven't aged a fuckin day since then. might need to keep a makeup artist or something on retainer. draw in some worry lines or something. that's a good fuckin idea. good job, me. note to bernie's assistant, whothefuckever, find me a makeup artist who can keep their mouth shut.

(cell phone ringing)

speaking of Bert, guess I need to take this. until next time.

*click*

Sin Eater II

*click*

so this is my real voice...well ok....this is as close to my real voice as anyone's gonna hear ever again probably. where to begin. ok. after a convoluted fiasco of leaving harem girl behind and getting shipped to my old manager in LA, I'm now skinriding a homeless guy who was asleep outside my manager's office. I say convoluted fiasco because getting this motherfucker to believe I was me was a chore. Had to work some of my whammy on 'em. my mojo. my magic. but ok. Bert my manager now believes I'm alive. I still don't have access to any of my money, as my estate is in the hands of blah blah blah, financial bullshit. but Bert thinks I'm me. I told him I went to Tibet and became a native and shit. I told him I needed to disappear for a while and get off the H. he didn't think it would take 15 fuckin years to do, but I assured him it did. and then there's the "why do you look like you did 15 years ago" question.  OH YEAH!  I forgot to mention. this is hilarious! when I possessed this bum, I became me! my old self. I look exactly like I used to. it's absolutely killer. I know it won't last forever, because I feel the bum back there occasionally shufflin around and every day it feels like he gets little bit closer to the surface. but hey man, it's good for now. I can't do any of the cool shit though. so while this works for trying to get my life back in order, it ain't gonna work as a battle form. need to be free floatin in my natural state to unlock my Super Saiyan powers. which does blow, I'll admit.

(silence)

the other place feels, I dunno, further away when I'm like this. the world has color again. it's not like those twisted gray hellscapes everywhere when I'm inside. no Kingdoms of Iron and these bullshit old ghosts acting like kings and emperors and shit. just your usual forms of authoritarianism. and that's the wild thing. it feels like I was only gone from the world for a day. but when I'm in that place, I feel every goddamn day of those 15 years. so in a weird way, maybe I did know time was passing. it's a weird feeling.

(pause)

but yeah, anyway. I got Bert back on Team Nikki and he's looking into things. we're keeping shit real DL right now. no media, no nothing. all behind the scenes stuff. be nice to not have to get shipped everywhere in a cardboard box. but yeah. I'm here for now at the management agency. I'm sleeping in an apartment they keep upstairs for celebrities who are trying to avoid the press. so. it works. until the day there's a homeless guy sleeping in that bed instead of me. ah well. burn that bridge when we get to it.

*click*


Timeline

3 Victories - 1 Losses
Remaining: 5 Exp. (Earned: 274 - Spent: 269)

07 Apr 2021

  • -12: Exp: Wits raised from 3 to 4
  • -8: Exp: Perception raised from 2 to 3
  • -2: Exp: Melee raised from 0 to 1
  • -4: Exp: Alertness raised from 2 to 3
  • +12: Exp: Wits lowered from 4 to 3
  • +8: Exp: Perception lowered from 3 to 2
  • +2: Exp: Survival lowered from 1 to 0
  • +4: Exp: Occult lowered from 3 to 2
  • +2: Exp: Melee lowered from 1 to 0
  • +4: Exp: Legerdemain lowered from 3 to 2
  • +2: Exp: Athletics lowered from 1 to 0
  • +4: Exp: Alertness lowered from 3 to 2
  • +2: Exp: Academics lowered from 1 to 0
  • -0: Exp: purchased asset Seen Things
  • -0: Exp: removed asset Unshakable
  • -0: Exp: removed asset Seen Things
  • -0: Exp: purchased asset Unshakable
  • -12: Exp: Wits raised from 3 to 4
  • -8: Exp: Perception raised from 2 to 3
  • -2: Exp: Survival raised from 0 to 1
  • -2: Exp: Stealth raised from 1 to 2
  • -4: Exp: Occult raised from 2 to 3
  • -4: Exp: Legerdemain raised from 2 to 3
  • -4: Exp: Investigation raised from 2 to 3
  • -4: Exp: Alertness raised from 2 to 3
  • +12: Exp: Wits lowered from 4 to 3
  • +8: Exp: Perception lowered from 3 to 2
  • +2: Exp: Survival lowered from 1 to 0
  • +4: Exp: Stealth lowered from 2 to 0
  • +4: Exp: Occult lowered from 3 to 2
  • +8: Exp: Legerdemain lowered from 3 to 0
  • +4: Exp: Firearms lowered from 2 to 0
  • +2: Exp: Drive lowered from 1 to 0
  • +4: Exp: Crafts lowered from 3 to 2
  • +4: Exp: Alertness lowered from 3 to 2
  • -0: Exp: purchased asset Seen Things
  • -0: Exp: removed asset Unshakable
  • -12: Exp: Pathos raised from 1 to 4
  • +4: Exp: Occult lowered from 2 to 0
  • +4: Exp: Crafts lowered from 2 to 0
  • -8: Exp: Pathos raised from 4 to 5

19 Apr 2021

  • -12: Exp: Wits raised from 3 to 4
  • -8: Exp: Occult raised from 0 to 3
  • -4: Exp: Alertness raised from 2 to 3
  • +9: Exp: removed asset Wealthy
  • +6: Exp: removed asset Concentration
  • +6: Exp: removed asset Fame (famous rockstar)
  • +3: Exp: removed asset Beautiful
  • +16: Exp: Dexterity lowered from 5 to 4
  • +8: Exp: Occult lowered from 3 to 0
  • +8: Exp: Investigation lowered from 3 to 0
  • +8: Exp: Alertness lowered from 3 to 0
  • +12: Exp: removed asset Sleepless
  • -9: Exp: removed liability Haunting Echoes

20 Apr 2021

  • -8: Exp: Perception raised from 2 to 3
  • -8: Exp: Intelligence raised from 2 to 3
  • -4: Exp: Occult raised from 0 to 2
  • -8: Exp: Investigation raised from 0 to 3
  • -8: Exp: Alertness raised from 0 to 3
  • -0: Exp: removed asset Seen Things
  • +3: Exp: took liability Uncanny Echoes (Guitar triggers EMF detectors)
  • -10: Exp: Pathos raised from 5 to 6
  • -0: Exp: changed Echo of liability Uncanny Echoes (from "Guitar triggers EMF detectors" to "Guitar active to EMF/Thermal sensors")

01 May 2021

02 May 2021

  • +9: Exp: took liability Haunting Echoes (Guitar projects sound w/o amps)

02 Jun 2021

  • -0: Exp: developed Trauma performance irritability - bothered/interrupted while performing

12 Jun 2021

18 Jul 2021

  • -9: Exp: removed liability Haunting Echoes (Guitar projects sound w/o amps)
  • -3: Exp: removed liability Uncanny Echoes (Guitar active to EMF/Thermal sensors)
  • -12: Exp: purchased asset Rich
  • -6: Exp: purchased asset Fame (Rockstar)
  • -4: Exp: Survival raised from 0 to 2
  • -4: Exp: Stealth raised from 0 to 2
  • -2: Exp: Legerdemain raised from 0 to 1
  • -2: Exp: Drive raised from 0 to 1
  • +3: Exp: took liability Uncanny Echoes (guitar radiates cold spot & EMF)
  • -16: Exp: Wits raised from 4 to 5
  • +2: Exp: Survival lowered from 2 to 1
  • +2: Exp: Stealth lowered from 2 to 1
  • -0: Exp: changed Echo of liability Uncanny Echoes (from "guitar radiates cold spot & EMF" to "guitar radiates cold & EMF")

03 Aug 2021

  • +2: Exp: Legerdemain lowered from 1 to 0

15 Oct 2021

    Which Witch is Witch - Loss

    Played some sick riffs but was too drunk and left the stage before curtains

  • +2 Exp. from losing Which Witch is Witch

19 Oct 2021

  • -0: Exp: cured Trauma performance irritability - bothered/interrupted while performing
  • +1 Exp. from writing a journal
  • +1 Exp. from writing a journal
  • +3: Exp: took liability Dark Secret (Nikki is actually dead and has been for 15 years. The famous rockstar people see in concert is a possessed person with his image. Nikki himself is a spirit inhabiting the guitar the possessed person holds.)
  • -6: Exp: purchased asset Contacts (Bernard Benowitz aka 'Bert' or 'Bernie' - Showbusiness)

21 Oct 2021

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