The Porcelain Dolls Session 00: January 13 2016

Note: Originally posted to the Blades in the Dark Google+ Community in April 2016.

The Crew:

The group of ragtag scoundrels and Thieves known locally as The Porcelain Dolls (called such due to their habit of wearing bone-white masks while on the job) hangs out at the Leaky Bucket. Their actual hideout is an abandoned doll factory in The Drop (which we decided was the small island on the north side of Crow’s Foot, so named for the large difference in height between one side of the canal and the other), which is only accessible via the rooftops. The crew consists of:

Constance: Cutter (and Not to Be Trifled With). Daughter of a Seaside Dockers foreman (whom she killed when she was 15). Hears the voice of Yanth Agog, a forgotten god, in her head, who tells her to do the most random things sometimes (Vice: Faith). She assumes it’s all part of some larger plan. Carries a ship’s anchor as her main weapon.

Boots: Hound. Formerly known as Sergeant Dygen of the City Watch, he was drummed out of the Bluecoats for attempting to sidestep a superior officer and cut him out of a side business he had going on. He has a penchant for card games (Vice: Gambling), carries more guns than you’re ever seen in your life, and is always accompanied by a large wolfhound named Valter.

Shade: Whisper (and Ritualist). Disgraced nobility from Skovlan, he turned his back on his family and heritage and fled to Doskvol. He is well known for his unnatural appetites, the fact that he frequents a brothel run by Setarra (Vice: Pleasure), and being an all around creepy motherfucker.

Thorn: Lurk. Hailing from a large Severosi gypsy family, Thorn has been everywhere and seen it all. Railjack, crematorium attendant, leviathan hunter, deathlands scavenger, he’s done a little bit of everything. Every once in a while one of his cousins shows up looking for his help with something (Vice: Obligation).