Lords of Gossamer and Shadow NPCs: Star Leach of Ataxia

Star Leach consults the cards to seek her true domain
Image used is in the Public Domain

I have spent my life living through experience.  What are we but a culmination of experience and knowledge.  I enjoy my connections and see value in all that I have been through.  I have lived in relationships abusive and experienced the tender kiss of a lover in the park as the jealous looked on.  I have travelled many worlds and wandered the Grand Stair soaking up much of its grandeur, beauty and desolation.

Many seek me as an ally and others fall in love with me.  It is an easy thing to do for I am free spirited and caring at heart.  I devote my time only to things that enrich my life and the lives of those that I care about and I can not bear to think that I have caused harm on others.  That also means, paradoxically, that I often cause harm to myself and sometimes others as living in the moment has its perils.  There is a special place for me where I keep these memories and remind myself of the good times that these pains have brought me.

I wander the stair to find a place that I can truly call my own.  I seek a domain that truly reflects myself and my nature.  A free wheeling, loving and caring realm where the darkness of the Shadow will never find me.  A changeable place that will allow me to experience rich diversities in people and places.  Overall I want myself and those that crowd around me to be safe.  I want to be able to lead them to a place where they will all be satisfied with their lot in life, so that they can see that positive attitudes are won only through perceptions and experiences.  Knowledge will be greatly revered, a knowledge of life, not of books though.  Unless of course they are fantastic novels that teach us about our selves and the way that we percieve the things in our own realities.

Until such time that I find this place (and some believe I never will) you will find me trying the doors that I am lead to by my skills.  I will explore them and experience them.  When I find the one I will announce myself and the peoples of the place will realise me for who and what I am.  A lover, a mother, a fighter but most of all someone who has seen it all.  Someone who will not judge them for wanting the right to experience all that life has to give.  We will love, laugh, party, sing and dance every night away in my own realm.  All around me will realise that life’s meaning is what ever you want it to be and it is within their power to create that meaning and find it.

I heard a song once in a Gossamer reality called Earth and in it there was a beautiful lyric that I live my life by.  If you too find meaning in its words, come to Ataxia, which will be the name of my domain and sing the lines with me;


In your tears and in your blood

In your fire and in your flood

I hear you laugh, I heard you sing

I wouldn’t change a single thing

“Til Kingdom Come” by Coldplay, legalese at bottom of page


100 Point Version

Attributes
Psyche: 18
Strength: Paragon
Endurance: 10
Warfare: 11

Powers

Wrighting (30 Points)
Warden of the Stair (10 Points)
Umbra Affinity (10 Points)

Artifact
The Fortunes of the Leach (7 Points)
Star often uses these cards as an extension of her knowledge of the Umbra to try and find the domain that she would dearly love to seek out and settle in.  The cards take on the images of Star’s Icons for her Wrighting ability.


  • Able to Speak in Tongues and Voices (4 Points)
  • Set of Icons (2 Points)
  • Psychic Sensitivity (1 Point)


Allies
Followers of Star (3 Points) Partisan Support
All who surround Star find her exceptionally alluring and find her charisma an irresistible draw to her.  This helps Star fit into most realities as if she spends any time with natives they soon become won over by her easy going relate-able manner and her understanding and wide range of knowledges in nearly every field.

Stuff
Good Stuff +1


200 Point Version 

Attributes
Psyche: 27
Strength: Paragon
Endurance: 14
Warfare: 25

Powers

Mistress of the Umbra (50 Points)
Wrighting (30 Points)
Invocation (20 Points)
Warden of the Stair (10 Points)

Artifact
The Fortunes of the Leach (12 Points)
Star often uses these cards as an extension of her knowledge of the Umbra to try and find the domain that she would dearly love to seek out and settle in.  The cards take on the images of Star’s Icons for her Wrighting ability.


  • Able to Speak in Tongues and Voices (4 Points)
  • Integral to the Umbra (4 Points)
  • Danger Sensitivity (2 Points)
  • Set of Icons (2 Points)


Allies
Followers of Star (3 Points) Partisan Support
All who surround Star find her exceptionally alluring and find her charisma an irresistible draw to her.  This helps Star fit into most realities as if she spends any time with natives they soon become won over by her easy going relate-able manner and her understanding and wide range of knowledges in nearly every field.

Lady Vala (5 Points) Lady of Gossamer and Shadow
Vala quickly found Star when she took to the Grand stair and the pair spent a good deal of time getting acquainted in Shatterlight.  The pair are very good friends and Vala sees Star as one of the more promising Ladies of Gossamer that she knows.

Stuff



Good Stuff +4

300 Point Version

Attributes
Psyche: 46
Strength: Paragon
Endurance: 22
Warfare: 31

Powers

Greater Mistress of the Umbra (75 Points)
Mistress of the Stair (35 Points)
Wrighting (30 Points)
Invocation (20 Points)

Artifact
The Fortunes of the Leach (14 Points)
Star often uses these cards as an extension of her knowledge of the Umbra to try and find the domain that she would dearly love to seek out and settle in.  The cards take on the images of Star’s Icons for her Wrighting ability.


  • Able to Speak in Tongues and Voices (4 Points)
  • Integral to the Umbra (4 Points)
  • Extraordinary Psychic Sense (4 Points)
  • Set of Icons (2 Points)


Allies
Followers of Star (3 Points) Partisan Support
All who surround Star find her exceptionally alluring and find her charisma an irresistible draw to her.  This helps Star fit into most realities as if she spends any time with natives they soon become won over by her easy going relate-able manner and her understanding and wide range of knowledges in nearly every field.

Lady Vala (5 Points) Lady of Gossamer
Vala quickly found Star when she took to the Grand stair and the pair spent a good deal of time getting acquainted in Shatterlight.  The pair are very good friends and Vala sees Star as one of the more promising Ladies of Gossamer that she knows.

Lucien, Lord of the Grand Stair (5 Points) Lord of Gossamer
Lucien spent some time travelling with Star and recording her knowledge of the Stair.  He sees in her a free spirit that has a very different outlook on her travels than he, but a very valuable ally.

Marcello Cavalier (5 Points) Lord of Gossamer
Star has recently found out the lengths that Marcello would go to in order to protect her.  She does not want to cause him anguish though so this is an ally that she will call on only in her last resort.

Stuff



Good Stuff +8

“Til Kingdom Come” by Coldplay, as written by Guy Rupert Berryman, William Champion, Christopher Anthony John Martin, Jonathan Mark Buckland Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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