Winifred, Balseraph Knight of Deception, Demon of Humble Opinions
By Moe Lane
Corporeal Forces: 3
Ethereal Forces: 4
Celestial Forces: 5
Vessel: human female/2, +1 Charisma
Skills: Computer Operation/1, Dodge/3, Emote/3,
Fast-Talk/5, Fighting/2, Savoir-Faire/4, Seduction/3
Songs: Charm (Ethereal/3, Celestial/3), Disjunction
(Corporeal/6), Distortion/3, Shields (All/3),
Attunements: Balseraph of Factions, Habbalite of
Factions, Imbroglio, Polarize, Protective Coloration,
Knight of Deception, Demon of Humble Opinions
Demon of Humble Opinions: Once per day, Winifred can
invoke her Humble Opinion to double either her
Celestial Forces (only for determining the number of
people that are affected by her resonance) or Ethereal
(only for determining the duration of her Balseraph or
Habbalite Attunements). In either case, she must
preface this ability by first saying the Dread Words.
- Cause someone to preface a statement with the Dread
Paradoxically, it's the little irritations that can
seem the most, well, irritating. After all, there's
often very little you can do about the environment,
nuclear proliferation, taxes or the local crop of
Idiots in Charge - but you can do something about
people who say the Dread Words. Admittedly, the
things that you can do are usually not very nice, and
if you get caught doing them, you stand a good chance
of going to jail, but you could do something, damn it
It's precisely in this state of acute frustration and
wishfully suppressed homicidal urges that Winifred
does her best work. Let the flashy Servitors of
Factions try to foment international tension and mass
blood feuds: the Balseraph is content to work on the
micro level, one endless meeting or spoiled
get-together at a time. It's necessary work and safer
to boot: one of the drawbacks to being a heavy hitter
for Malphas is that angels like to do the same to you.
Winifred is good at what she does, and wants to keep
on doing it for a long, long time.
Still, a bit of expansion would be nice - and the
Balseraph has noticed that her Word has been picking
up lately, thanks to the Internet. So many people
online who (erroneously) think that they really do
have relevant (and humble) opinions about things, not
to mention the belief that it's OK to type out any
damn fool thing that drifts into their simian heads,
regardless of whether they actually know what they're
talking about. The Net is Balseraph country, in other
words - and Winifred is ready to stake her claim. At
the rate that her Word's inflating, she may be able
soon to focus her resonance to affect those online:
when that happens, watch out. You think that Usenet's
raucous now? Just wait: it's about to become a Hell
of a ride.
Just don't ever modify the Dread Words in her
presence, whether face-to-face or digitally.
Prefacing comments with "In My Arrogant Opinion"
seriously drives her nuts: it seems to make light of
the whole phenomenon, and you know how Balseraphs get
when they think that you aren't taking them
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