Created by: "Kirt A. Dankmyer -- aka Loki" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Corporeal Forces - 3 Strength 4 Agility 4 Ethereal Forces - 5 Intelligence 10 Precision 10 Celestial Forces - 5 Will 9 Perception 11
Vessels: Human Woman/1 (Charisma +1)
Healing (Corporeal/3, Ethereal/6, Celestial/3)
Chemistry/6, Computer Operation/1, Dodge/6, Emote/6, Languages (English/3, French/3, German/3, Japanese/3), Medicine/6, Savoir-Faire/6, Singing/3
Mercurian of Flowers, Seraph of Flowers, Crown of Joy, Transubstantiation
Introduce someone to cloves (in any form), cause someone to appreciate
beauty during a dark time
Mariel, or Mary, as she prefers to be called, has recently applied for and acquired the Word of Cloves. Like many angelic Words, there is a spiritual as well as physical resonance to the Word -- in this case, Cloves resonantes with what some humans nowadays call "Goth". For this reason, Mary is also in charge of making sure that humans appreciate the beauty of and in darkness -- in particular, the beauty that is to be found even in the darkest of times. Not to revel in darkness, but to appreciate that which is good in an admittedly imperfect world. She has already become the thorn in the side of many demons of Fate.
To further this part of her Word, Mary has taken the vessel of a cute little Goth girl, deliberately modeled on the DC Comics "Death" character. Her emotional impulse is definitely "perkygoff" -- she appreciates the dark and moody but it doesn't stop her from smiling. She goes from coffeehouse to occult bookstore to Goth club, smiling and smoking clove cigarettes, cheering people up. "Being Goth isn't about being upset and liking dead things," she's been known to say. "It's more... dark and elegant. A touch of wistful romance."
Being a Mercurian, she is good at navigating the tangles of strange relationsips many Goths get involved in, and making sure their romantic touch doesn't dissolve into bitterness. Since part of her Word encourages people to appreciate the beauty of Creation, even in its worst elements, she recently had a surprise visitor in the form of the Archangel of Creation, who bought her some coffee and gave her the Transubstantiation attunement. ("You smell nice," he said. "Have some coffee.")