They are 18 years old, and often appears as as a short dark haired woman with teal eyes.
Allena closes her eyes and focuses, witnessing visions of entropy and an endless sea as she is absorbed by the void. After those brief moments black slimy wings emerge from her back and she reopens her eyes, freed from mortal tidings after the experience if only briefly.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Make a Trauma roll when you activate this Effect.
You may levitate off the ground at three times your normal walking speed. The effect lasts for the next minute, though you may choose to end it at will.
While in the air, your move speed and encumbrance are based on your rating in Mind instead of your Brawn and Dexterity.
The user opens the leather journal and points at the creature as their species and location becomes written on the journal along with the current time and a ??? indicating when the possession will end, when it's finished being written the shadow of the user and the creature will merge to create a patch of darkness that slowly becomes material and begins restraining the creature with fully physical tendrils. These tendrils bind the creature to the ground as the user is pushed into a fit of vomiting out blackish slime and blood. As more of the substance leaves the body the more the user becomes lethargic until the point of unconsciousness. The substance then merges into one full blob and enters the creature's body through their mouth at which point they're fully taken over by the user.
Spend an Action to activate. Select a Creature target within 20 feet. You must actively and obviously use A leather journal to activate this Effect.
You possess your target and have control over their actions for the next hour. Your original body will be left behind, unconscious, in its same location. You may spend a Committed Action to end the possession early.
Stats: Any actions you take will use the possessed creature’s Brawn, Dexterity, and Perception, but use your own Charisma, Intellect, and Abilities.
Gifts: You do not have access to any Gifts while you are possessing your target.
Death: If the host becomes incapacitated or is destroyed, you are forcibly evicted back into your own body. If the possession ends and your original body was killed or destroyed in some way, you will die.
Eviction: You cannot force your host to take actions which would violate their instinct for self-preservation (which includes engaging in Combat for any purpose other than self-defense or natural hunting); any attempt to do so will sever the connection and send you back into your own body. If you are forced out of the target's body prematurely, you must make a Trauma roll.
Anyone who witnesses you during this Effect's activation will almost certainly be disturbed to see you forcefully restraining a creature with inky black tendrils, vomiting out your own slimy spirit out and inserting it into the creature.
This Gift's Cost is capped at 2 and cannot be increased further.
Allena's shadow evolves and becomes hyper-aware of surrounding firearms. Whenever it senses a firearm being aimed at its user it leaves a tiny piece of itself inside the gun. This orb of darkness festers inside the firearm. When the firearm is fired and the internal combustion within the barrel takes place the flash of fire and light disturbs the orb causing it to expand into a spiked ball that destroys the internals of the gun.
Allena's shadow, after too many near-lethal experiences with firearms has developed a distaste for them.
This Effect activates whenever a firearm is aimed towards you while your Hoplophobia is triggered. It does not require an Action or Exertion. Select a Firearm within 20 feet no larger than a duffel bag (35 liters). Roll Charisma + Occult Difficulty 6.
The target object is sabotaged. No immediate change is visible, but the next time the firearm is fired, this Power takes effect. If your Outcome is 4 or higher, the target will be completely destroyed and can no longer function, though it may still be repaired. If your Outcome is less than 4, the target will be partially damaged, and any attempts to use it will suffer a dice penalty equal to your Outcome.
Possession of this Power grants the following Trauma at all times: Hoplophobia, A Self-Control roll to avoid getting angry or running away from a firearm..
The user writes the name and surname of their target within their journal before drawing a large X over it, the moment the X is created the shadow of the user detaches and becomes an image of the deceased, resembling their moment at the time of their death with all injuries present, their form is mostly amorphous and constantly swirling in darkness. When the time elapses the target disappears and the shadow returns to the user with the x over the name being removed.
Exert your Mind and spend an Action to activate. Select a Dead target within arm's reach. In order to target the Dead, you must have their true name. You must actively and obviously use A leather journal to activate this Effect.
The target can communicate in your language for the next ten minutes.
The user becomes a cold caricature of a person, emotions are birthed and killed based on their usefulness at any given moment as their inner apathy is masked by an outburst of emotion, emotions that are meant to confuse people and lull them into a sense of security. People talking to the user see the look and behavior of someone who looks like they have genuine affection and empathy, as if the person in front of them is trying their best to make them feel like the most important individual in the world.
Allena is, often times, a crass and spiteful individual. The biggest exception being when she's trying to get something out of someone at which point she becomes soft and kind, she knows too well how to appeal to people. She just often doesn't care enough to do so, to her the truth of the matter is is that she doesn't feel the same things people do, the joy, the love, the hate. To her it's a cold breeze passing by, this... apathy is also the cause of her shadow's manifestation, it is the emptiness in her heart given form. And now, Allena has filled that hole with fake feelings. Feelings that don't mean anything to her, yet she still uses them.
You gain the following benefits at all times.
Your Charisma rating is increased by 1. You may Exert your Mind to automatically gain an Outcome of 5 on any roll that uses Charisma (Cannot be used on combat rolls or Power activations).
The user streaks their fingers across the journal from top to bottom as their shadow extends outwards to grab their target's and tears it apart. Any damage their shadow takes is reflected on their person. The shadow tears apart armor it encounters leaving the target unprotected.
Spend an Action to activate. Select a Living target within 45 feet. You must actively and obviously use A leather journal to activate this Effect. Roll Charisma + Occult Difficulty 6. The target may contest by rolling Mind, Difficulty 6.
If the contested Outcome is positive, the target takes that much damage plus 3. fully effective
The target suffers a -3 dice penalty for the next hour or until the Injury is healed. This dice penalty does not stack multiple times on the same target.
If you successfully hit a target with this Effect, the value of any armor they are wearing is reduced by 2. This penalty lasts until the armor is repaired.
This Gift's Cost is capped at 2 and cannot be increased further.
As Allena puts on the necklace, it changes appearance to mimic that of the Moonshadow Necklace. Spectral strings begin emerging from behind it as they slither up her body and to the back of her head. Aligning with her left eye they suddenly pierce through her head and connect to her eye as her sclera becomes devoid of color and their natural teal turns into a deep blue akin to the oceans.
After the process is complete, the user becomes attuned to the shadows, when going through cracks they meld with the floor and the walls and become a patch of darkness as they slide through. When they reach out their appendages become ghastly and extend as if they're merely made of fog yet still retaining their physicality.
You gain the following benefits at all times. You must actively and obviously be using a necklace to gain the benefits of this Effect.
You are permanently and visibly transformed: Your left eye's sclera is turned pitch black as occassionally dark tendrils wriggle out from under your lids. Your physical form sometimes becomes translucent as the passing light reveals your appendages to be spectral and dark in nature. You are considered to be a Sapient, Living being when targeted. Your Perception is increased by 1.
Your appendages can reach an additional 30 feet.
You can squeeze through any cracks and passageways a cat would be able to.
The Severity of any Injury caused by Light based weapons (Lasers, holy beams etc. excluding Fire) is increased by 2.
When handling non-electronic locks the user's shadow guides their hand and makes them draw a key on the journal that they then materialize from the page, (the manifested key looks immaterial and constantly swirling with darkness when it is manifested this way), the shadow then inserts this key into the door's shadow and unlocks it. When dealing with an electronic lock however the shadow reacts violently and untethers from the user before seeping itself into the locking mechanism and thrashing within it to disrupt it.
Spend an Action to activate. Select a door, lock, or locked target within 20 feet , which is no more complex than a personal safe door or a keycard reader. Cannot be used on Alien technology. You must actively and obviously use a leather journal to activate this Effect.
You may lock, unlock, and/or open your target.
This Gift's Cost is capped at 2 and cannot be increased further.
When the user activates this power the shadow of the item they are holding gets absorbed into their own as the item seemingly vanishes into darkness. When grabbing an object from the stash the shadow of the item exits their own and materializes in the user's hand. If the user doesn't replace an item they took their shadow starts deforming as it can't keep it's consistency due to the lack of matter.
Spend a Free Action to activate.
You may withdraw an item from your stash, or add an item that is within arm’s reach to your stash. You may store Objects in your stash, each no larger than something which could fit inside a briefcase (15 liters), and you may store up to 3 things at a time.
The user grips the necklace (either while it is in their hand or on their neck), and whisper out loud the name of the person they're treating. Afterwards shadows wrap around the two and put them into a room with complete silence, the peace within the shadowy room is amplified to console the target and heal them.
When used to heal mental exhaustion the shadows instead wrap around the target's head and give them a darkened face mask that isolates them from outside noise, all the while whispering reassurances to their ear.
Exert your Mind to activate. Select a Living target within arm's reach. Over the course of one Downtime, your patient must communicate with you and reveal at least one of their Traumas to you, including the details of those Traumas and the circumstances of how they were acquired. After the full treatment time has elapsed, roll Charisma + Occult at Difficulty 6.
If your treatment is successful, you may remove one of the patient's revealed Traumas without incurring any Experience cost.
You may attempt to treat an unwilling patient. They may choose to resist by rolling Mind at Difficulty 7.
Once per day per target, you may choose to use this Effect to stabilize a target's Mind. Treatment takes 30 seconds but will not remove any Traumas. If you are successful, restore 2 Mind damage.
An appropriately named jacket, coming in a variety of colors and woven with kevlar fabrics this blend of modern technology and fantastical ability can take you from anywhere to Leon's own home base. Though he's loathe to hand these out to any but those he trusts beyond all else, their incredible value in getting out of a shit situation when all else fails is beyond measure.
Exert your Mind and spend 2 rounds to activate. If you are at The heartstone of the Imp's Bog in Russia, you may choose a target Location within your line of sight; otherwise, your target may only be The heartstone of the Imp's Bog in Russia.
You are transported directly to the chosen Location. You must wait an hour before activating this effect again.
After you finish activating this Effect, you cannot move quicker than a walk (max 15 feet per Round) for one minute and suffer a -1 dice penalty for an hour.
Wallet (Filled with mindless scribbles and symbols along with ID)