Dark Twist

INTRODUCTION

Someone powerful wishes to recruit the protagonist for a job with a dark twist. The central plot involves a search for something, someone, or somewhere. Perhaps someone is even searching for themselves, with the outer journey mirrored internally.

We open this tale with Melanie Dowis visiting the protagonist, and she clearly wants help with something.

SUBTHREADS

No Place Like Home
A friend of the protagonist has found a new home, but there's something wrong with it. In this thread, someone goes beyond normally accepted behavior as the rest of the world looks on in horror.

Old and New
An old enemy joins forces with a new enemy against the protagonist. In this thread, a person is tempted by something that, if taken, would somehow diminish them, often morally. Their battle is thus internal, fighting against their inner voices which tell them to succumb.

LOCATIONS

Church
Some sort of religious building or institution, this could also represent a temple or mosque. It might be old or modern, a crumbling ruin or the centre of a small community.

Stadium
This location is used for sports, concerts, or other events, and is surrounded by seating for spectators. The stadium might be open or domed, or it could even be an indoor arena for basketball, ice hockey, etc.

THE CAST

Melanie Dowis the Cop
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Driving d6, Gambling d4, Guts d4+2, Knowledge (Law) d4, Knowledge (Security) d8, Notice d8, Persuasion d4, Shooting d4
Charisma: -, Pace: 6, Parry: 2, Toughness: 6
Hindrances: Doubting Thomas
Edges: Brawny, Brave
Background: She wants to 'associate' something to do with 'progress'.

Gina Jennings the Engineer
Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d8, Vigor d8
Skills: Investigation d4, Knowledge (Computers) d12, Lockpicking d8, Repair d6, Survival d4
Charisma: -, Pace: 6, Parry: 2, Toughness: 6
Hindrances: Vengeful, Quirk
Edges: None.
Background: She wants to 'compose' something to do with 'wealth', and has a secret involving passive aggressive activities.

Martine Barrymore the Nun
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d8, Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d4, Guts d4, Investigation d6, Knowledge (Religion) d10, Knowledge (History) d4, Notice d6, Stealth d4, Faith d4
Charisma: -, Pace: 5 (with a d4 running die), Parry: 4, Toughness: 6
Hindrances: Obese
Edges: Arcane Background (Miracles)
Powers: Stun, Succor
Background: She wants to 'comprehend' something to do with 'success'.

Claudia Hickman the Nun
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Driving d4, Guts d6, Investigation d4, Knowledge (Religion) d8, Notice d8, Shooting d4, Faith d6
Charisma: -, Pace: 6, Parry: 2, Toughness: 5
Hindrances: Arrogant
Edges: Command, Arcane Background (Miracles)
Powers: Burrow, Darksight
Background: She wants to 'acquire' something to do with 'science'.

Uma Dipple the Doctor
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d8, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d4
Skills: Guts d6, Healing d8, Intimidation d4, Knowledge (Medicine) d8, Knowledge (Surgery) d10, Notice d4
Charisma: -, Pace: 6, Parry: 2, Toughness: 4
Hindrances: Cautious
Edges: Rich, Filthy Rich
Background: She wants to 'account' something to do with 'zeal'.

Nicholas Nelson the Thug
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d8, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d6, Gambling d4, Intimidation d8, Notice d4, Shooting d8, Streetwise d6
Charisma: -, Pace: 6, Parry: 5, Toughness: 6
Hindrances: Arrogant
Edges: Brawny
Background: He wants to 'agonize' something to do with 'success'.