Pei-Pei, Shedite of the Media, Demon of Hairpieces

By Moe Lane


Corporeal Forces: 2
Strength: 4
Agility: 4
Ethereal Forces: 5
Intelligence: 9
Precision: 11
Celestial Forces: 6
Will: 12
Perception: 12

Word Forces: 2

Skills: Artistry (Makeup/1, Writing/1), Detect Lies/2, Emote/6, Knowledge (Contract Law/3, Hollywood politics/3, Psychology/2), Savoir-Faire/4, Seduction/3

Songs: Attraction (Ethereal/1), Charm (Ethereal/1, Celestial/1), Corruption/2, Light (Celestial/3), Might (Corporeal/1), Opening (Ethereal/3), Possesion/3, Shields (All/2), Symbiosis (All/1), Tongues (Ethereal/4)

Servant: Human Hairdresser (Class 4, level 6)

Attunements: Shedite of the Media, Fifteen Minutes of Fame, Green Light, S u b liminal, Demon of Hairpieces

Demon of Hairpieces: Pei-Pei may automatically possess any kind of false hair (wigs, toupees, hair extensions, and so forth). Duration is for however long it feels like it.

Frankly, Pei-Pei is envied quite a bit by his colleagues: even in an organization like the Media there has to be some demons with stable positions on the greasy pole of rank, and the Shedite is one of them. Pei-Pei has a specific set of tasks, and it sticks to them like spirit gum.

You see, sometimes the Media needs to keep a light hand on a particular project's reins, annoying as that might be. After all, even in Hollywood there are people who would balk at having an actual demon sitting in on production meetings. There are also those annoying moralists in the Host. Nybbas' extraordinary success has had some unfortunate consequences for his Servitors: by now, the first thing that the average angel does when encountering television or movie people is to automatically look around for the demons. When they find them, things get complicated fast. Luckily, many people are vain about their appearance - from Nybbas' point of view, they had better be; he's spent enough time encouraging the concept - so there's an easy solution. Find one that sports a hairpiece and make sure that Pei-Pei gets a chance to set up shop.

This is fairly easy for the Shedite: his generic servants all come from the most exclusive, most discreet hair studio on the West Coast. They're so exclusive and so discreet that merely knowing that they exist indicates that you're either a player, or at least sleeping with one. Better and better, they're considered to be lucky for their clients, as well. This is actually true, given a liberal interpretation of the word 'lucky'. What actually happens is that they will sometimes get Pei-Pei's personal attention, just before a big pitch or meeting. The Shedite is good at carefully pushing the agenda in directions pleasing to the Media: judicious use of supernatural abilities can pay great dividends ('great' also being subject to a liberal interpretation, of course).

Pei-Pei is a bit more patient than most of its Band-mates (it doesn't have to worry about time limits and/or corrupting its hairpiece hosts, after all), but it makes up for this minor mercy by being a stone-cold, ruthless, nasty-minded revolving son of a bitch on wheels. It's a bit of a prima donna, too, which is why it hasn't gotten a Distinction yet (the other stuff is too common among Nybbas' people to be an actual limitation). There was at least one case where a promising (remember the liberal interpretation bit, please) career was cut short, just because the talking monkey happened to insult a toupee that Pei-Pei was wearing. Nybbas was careful to make his displeasure known at what the Shedite's eventual revenge made the aforementioned talking monkey do. There had to be a bit of schedule juggling, thanks to Pei-Pei's little escapade, and that can make the Telegenic Prince a mite testy.

Still, Nybbas got some good footage out of the deal, so it wasn't a total loss.


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