Kagami Vasili

The Ace Detective

Basic Concept

Kagami, Dela to her close friends (if she had any), is a rather newly troubled girl. Until the last few weeks she had a pretty good life, aside from the slight lingering shame of being a Vasili that isn't connected to anything. She was an A+ student, a sports star that even Mrs. Rosewood, the Ogre PE teacher, had few complaints about, and reasonably popular to boot. The only peculiar things about her were her nigh-inhuman talents and her hobby of exploring odd places when she wanted to be alone.

Then something happened.

She's not entirely sure what, but she's been having nightmares about people in masks doing surgery to her, but, ever since those nightmares started, mirrors haven't been solid to her and she's been feeling more and more intrigued by the various mysteries around campus. It's entirely possible that she'd have figured her own mystery out by now if she didn't get sidetracked by other mysteries so often.

(Basically, imagine Mulder right after discovering that the X-Files were a thing.)

Appearance

An attractive left handed 16 year old girl of mixed Asian and Russian decent, with an athletic build, black hair pulled into a ponytail, and gray eyes. She wears the living colors in her school uniform. Outside school, she usually wears a t-shirt and jeans, but has recently developed a fondness for long coats and fedoras. She's also developed a severe lack of reflection at times.

Personality

Nice and polite, but a bit aloof and driven, is how most people would describe her. In truth, she just finds it difficult to connect with people, due to childhood shame over being the only Vasili in the main group to not be bound to an element. It might be why she pushed herself hard enough to become the Ace, just so she could feel like she was worth something. Unfortunately, school has ceased to be a challenge for a while now (Between Tireless, The Ace and her skills, she was routinely able to have Intention 6 for anything school related, 8 on tests and sports events, and could simply declare a win for any sports competition she was on by pushing herself slightly), so she hasn't exactly been feeling very worthwhile lately.

And now she's been granted her fondest wish …in just about the creepiest way possible. She has no idea who did this to her or how. Mirrors aren't really things that the Vasili bind to, nor does it explain why Mysteries are just suddenly falling out of the sky and into her lap. Oh and don't forget all those really weird things that she's suddenly noticing going on around the school. Do normal Principles have flying Islands? There are Ogres teaching classes! Is that normal?!?

She's a little freaked out. It doesn't help that, now that she really needs someone to talk to, she …doesn't really know anyone that would understand. Her family back in Fortitude… no, they'd think she was just pretending again or a freak or something. And no-one else is really noticing any problems…

…Do the weird students notice that they're weird? Hmmm…

Kagami Delacroix Vasili

Academic Ability: Excellent
Athletic Ability: Excellent
Blood Type: AB+
Favorite Food: Italian, Fish, nice salad (will eventually include Mysteries, Reflections, and possibly evildoers)
Age: 16
Animal: Horse
Club: Previously on the Gymnastics Team, Field Hockey Team, and member of the Chess, Go, and Riddle clubs, she's started moving away from all that and joined the Mystery Club.

Appearance: An attractive left handed 16 year old girl of mixed Asian and Russian decent, with an athletic build, black hair pulled into a ponytail, and gray eyes. She wears the living colors in her school uniform. Outside school, she usually wears a t-shirt and jeans, but has recently developed a fondness for long coats and fedoras. She's also developed a severe lack of reflection at times.

Mortal Skills

Ace Student 3 - Covers school stuff, including sports, specifically Gymnastics and Field Hockey, but potentially anything taught at School.
Explorer 2 - She enjoys poking around in places where she's not supposed to be and finding out things.
Puzzles, Riddles, Games 2 - She's quite good at thinking rationally, strategically, tactically, and laterally.
Traditional Ways 1 - For better or worse, she IS a Vasili and she knows some of the ritual practices of the shrine.
Cool 2 (Perk) - Life causes her fewer problems that it should.
Connecting with Others -1 - She has trouble building relationships beyond the acquaintance stage.

Connections

Connection 2 - Just what is up with The Student Council. They're doing something mysterious, I just know it. I have to know!
Connection 1 - Vasilisa Titov was just a periodically annoying scandalmonger, but now I feel like she's done something weird to truth and lies. Why do I think that?!? How do I know!?!
Connection 1 - Inigo seems like he's probably up to no good. But the normal kind of no good. Investigating him for awhile might be …relaxing.
Connection 1 - …Adalaide is a robot. Who is apparently searching for her brother. Maybe I could try to help?
Connection 1 - Manny is some kind of animate scarecrow. Why didn't I notice that before!?!

Perks

  • Bond #: I must be The Great Detective. (See Great Detective under Powers)
  • Affliction 0: All Mirrors are doorways to the Mirror World while I'm touching them.
  • Cool 2 (Free from Ace)
  • Connection 2 - Just what is up with The Student Council. They're doing something mysterious, I just know it. I have to know!
  • Connection 1 - Vasilisa Titov was just a periodically annoying scandalmonger, but now I feel like she's done something weird to truth and lies. Why do I think that?!? How do I know!?!
  • Connection 1 - Inigo seems like he's probably up to no good. But the normal kind of no good. Investigating him for awhile might be …relaxing.
  • Connection 1 - …Adalaide is a robot. Who is apparently searching for her brother. Maybe I could try to help?
  • Connection 1 - Manny is some kind of animate scarecrow. Why didn't I notice that before!?!

Miraculous Arcs and Powers

Ace (2)

  • Tireless: 3 Will that refresh whenever I'm with someone who takes an XP Action. Can use them for anything, provided I emote "Tired" afterwards.
  • Cool Bonus (see Perks)
  • The Ace: +2 Tool bonus to a couple of actions, starting mid scene (Push Yourself: Execute an action perfectly)
  • Push Yourself: 1MP, +1 to Arc trait for a scene, starting mid-scene
  • Legendary Master: 2MP, Perfectly control any or all parts of your body, starting mid-scene.
  • Determination: 4MP, Do anything that is notionally possible for mundane activities and more or less ignore Obstacles to this.

Primordial (0)

Principle: Mystery
Rule: "There's Always Another Mystery."
Element: Mirrors
Becoming: The Incarnation of the Mirror World

  • Mysterious Reflection (Unnatural Action): Kagami may make minor alterations to the reflection of a mirror. So far she can simply make reflections feel slightly more mysterious, but she might learn other uses in time.
  • Mirror, Mirror (Scry): Kagami may send her reflection into the mirror world to search for something reflected in another mirror, with a certain amount of concentration and searching time.

Arc Power: Infinite Reflections (Immortal)
While Kagami is extra tough just from being an Ace athlete, she also heals wounds very quickly while in the mirror world and, if she's ever actually killed, her "body" will simply shatter into tiny shards of glass, while she simply jumps out of the nearest mirror, fully healed. This usually doesn't take long, but anything that basically forces her to grow a new body could take a little while. It's also not a perfect process, and she might find small oddities and changes, such as her handedness being flipped, her eyes turning silver, or the like. These usually go away after a few days.

Killing her permanently would likely require an extended adventure into the mirror world, destroying all reflective surfaces in Horizon, reversing whatever was done to her to turn her into this in the first place, forcing her to face Sphinx, which is named Reflection, or similarly drastic measures.

Other Powers

The Great Detective

Whatever else you've become, you are now the great Detective. Mysteries flock to you and you are never quite as awesome as when you're solving one. Whenever you have points in the Mystery Issue, you gain the following benefits:

  • Invoke The Great Detective to waive the need for food, water, rest, and air while you are actively pursuing a Mystery.
  • Invoke The Great Detective when a Mystery causes trouble for you and the HG may give you up to your Mystery Issue in Will or MP.
  • Invoke The Great Detective any time you're taking a mundane action relating to pursuing a Mystery and facing an Obstacle of some sort and you can add your Mystery Issue to the level of the mundane action.
  • Invoke The Great Detective any time you're taking a miraculous action related to pursuing a Mystery and you can add your Mystery Issue to the action in Strike. Strike from a Bond doesn't add to Strike from other Bonds, but it does add to Strike from MP and Strike intrinsic to a miracle.

XP And Quests

Free-Floating XP: 4

XP Emotion: Boggle or "…Wait, what?"
Kagami is a little intense and doesn't connect well to others. Combining with her lack of social skills is the fact that she now has a miraculous connection to mysteries, strange connections, and weirdness. As such, while she acts somewhat aloof and kind much of the time, she's also prone towards bizarre behavior at times. Whenever you feel weirded out at something she's done, say something like "…wait, what?!?" or emote *boggle* to grant her an xp. You may also grant her xp if she's gone over the top and it's descended into comedy, but you still think she deserves it.

Things that might get her XP:

  • Wearing a tinfoil hat and either trying to pass it off as fashion or asserting that it blocks the Student Council's mind control lasers.
  • Explaining how the Motorcycle Club is actually a front for Principle Entropy's plot to uncover what the Angel of Fortitude is really doing.
  • Asserting that a kid in her neighborhood in Fortitude built a Wishing Machine.
  • Saying that she's going off to investigate the Underground Luchador Tournament in Arcadia to get evidence of how they're connected to the Russian Cyber Mafia.
  • Claiming that all Arcadian businesses are secretly run by the Rider Triads.
  • Anything else bizarre.

Basic Quest

Doing School (Generic Work and Study)
XP: 3/9
Any-Time Pastoral (Purple) Quest
Every ten posts or so, Kagami can observe that something she's currently doing relates to a school activity by saying "Oh, this is good training for…" and naming a class that she's taking.

Reward: Get a Recharge Token and a satisfying memory about school. Possibly your last one.

Side Quests

Investigate the PCs! (Meet the Other PCs)
XP: 2/15
Any-Time Paradigmatic (Blue) Quest
Every ten posts or so, Kagami can propose her current theory about the Mysteries surrounding one of the PCs to get a bonus xp towards this quest.

Reward: Boost an existing connection Perk to 2. Perhaps you will also locate someone to be Watson to your Sherlock.

Primordial 1 (A Heroic Journey)

XP: 13/60

First Quest:
"What's Happening to me?!?" (Changes)
XP: 16/21
Something weird is going on with me. Mysteries are appearing around me, mirrors open onto the reversed world, I'm changing, shifting somehow. I don't know what's going on or why or, or anything! (I suspect that her first 'death' might be a good thing to end this quest with.)

The HG can award you 3 XP towards this quest when:

  • you have a traumatic transformation or dissociation scene in play, where your reality gets weird because your true nature is changing or revealing itself.
  • you see a confusing vision, nightmare, or premonition of your or someone else’s death.
  • —you meet and get the chance to help a mysterious child find their way.

You can earn each bonus once each, up to a total of 9 XP.

1/chapter, you can earn a bonus XP towards this quest when:

  • wrestling with/expressing nameless feelings of loss that make you act unnaturally
  • trying and failing to burn things, to light them on fire
  • getting confused about who and where you are
  • listening to stories about things that were lost when Jade Irinka died
  • talking with somebody about your destiny/nature and what it means
  • talking with somebody about why there’s such a thing as death
  • dealing with acne, braces, your period, ear infections, or other annoyingly intrusive elements of physicality.

Reward: Get some idea of what's been going on with your life. Gain a perk related to Mirrors or Mysteries, if you wish.

Mutable Stats

Will: 7/8
MP: 3/5

Issues:
Mystery 3
Complex 1

Health Levels:
Normal:
Normal:
Tough:
Divine:
Divine:

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