A 6-Victory Novice Contractor played by ShadyTradesman in Maelstrom
She is 46 years old, and often appears as A thin conservatively-dressed woman with oily black hair in a bun.
Margaret Maddox lives in Maelstrom, a setting where videos of the supernatural go viral every day.
Maddox bursts into a swarm of mice and rats with terrible claws and gnashing teeth.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Make a Trauma roll when you activate this Effect.
You transform into a swarm of rats for the next minute. You may end the effect early and return to your normal form at will. Your structure must remain relatively contiguous. It is not necessarily obvious that your transformed state is an unusual phenomena or that it is acting with singular purpose.
While in this form, you can squeeze through any gap that a rodent could fit through.
Damage from standard attacks is halved, but damage from AOE effects is increased by 1.
You cannot communicate, use equipment, or use Gifts while transformed. Your equipment does not transform with you beyond basic body coverings. Carrying capacity is unaffected.
While transformed, you can make an unarmed attack using Body as your attack roll. The target may contest by dodging or Defending. This attack deals +2 damage.
Green lightning crackles from Maddox's fingertips, deforming her helpless victim into a mixture of human and beast. Sometimes the changes do not happen immediately, instead waiting for the proper moment to destroy her victim's pride.
Exert your Mind and Spend an Action to activate. Select a Living target within 20 feet. This Effect cannot be used unless the target is a human. Roll Charisma + Occult at Difficulty 6. The target may roll Body, -2 dice at Difficulty 7, as a Free Action to resist.
If you succeed, the target receives a new Battle Scar of your choosing, limited by the contested Outcome:
When you activate this Effect, instead of occurring immediately, you may choose to delay its effects until the target takes a particular Action. For example: "when they fire a gun" or "when they swim in deep water."
All alterations you make must add animal features.
Your alteration "heals" over the course of the next month, after which it is fully cured.
Margaret knows when you’re talking about her and what you've said. Pesky, gossips find her shadow looming over them.
This Effect activates whenever someone talks about Margaret. It does not require an Action or Exertion. Select a target Location within 75 feet.
You may perceive things through hearing as if you were standing at that Location for the next five minutes. You may move your senses back and forth between your projected location and your real location without prematurely ending the effect. You may only have one projected location active at a time.
You create a visible manifestation at the Location where your senses are projected which looks like Margret’s shadow looming from behind.
Humility is lowering oneself to the level of the beasts. As Margaret’s occult heritage asserts itself, she finds she may converse with animals. Usually this conversation is whispered and private.
You gain the following benefits at all times.
You may understand and communicate to terrestrial animals as if you are fluent in a relevant language.
Margaret can get anyone to confess their sins and desires. All she needs to do is ask.
Spend 2 Actions to activate. Select a Sapient target within 20 feet. You must continuously interact with the individual in question in order to gather any information. You cannot investigate the same target more than once per hour. At the end of your investigation, roll Perception + Influence at Difficulty 6.
You learn a single specific piece of information, chosen from the following list, about your target:
The quality and specificity of information gained depends on your Outcome.
Any information you gather is spoken aloud by the target and made publicly available.
This Gift's Cost is capped at 2 and cannot be increased further.
Years of Catholic upbringing have imparted a catholic endurance to Margaret. She easily endures any hardship by rubbing her rosary beads and whispering a prayer.
You gain the following benefits at all times. You must actively and obviously be using rosary beads to gain the benefits of this Effect.
Your Body and Mind Penalties are reduced to 0.
Trophies are special objects and equipment.
Examples of Trophies include healing potions, scrolls, sci-fi technology, or any supernatural item that was not created with The Contract's Gift system.
Because Trophies may have GM-created systems, they also record the Playgroup they were acquired in.
Superintendent Maddox of Our Lady of Mercy catholic school in Arkansas.