Behind the Mask

INTRODUCTION

The protagonist crosses paths with someone in disguise. The central plot involves lovers breaking some social rules, such as in an adulterous relationship or worse. The thread may thus turn around their inner conflicts and the effects of others discovering their tryst.

We start the adventure with the protagonist enjoying (or working) a night on the town.

SUBTHREADS

Mistaken Identity
An enemy is killed in combat, but turns out to be protecting something good. 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.

Doomed
Ann Godden will die unless the protagonist goes to extreme lengths to save her. In this thread, somebody is captured and needs to be rescued. A triangle may form between the protagonist, the antagonist and the victim. There may be a grand duel between the protagonist and antagonist, after which the victim is freed.

LOCATIONS

Vehicle
This could refer to a moving train or plane, the location of an abandoned car, or even a beached or sunken shipwreck.

Restaurant
An establishment that serves food and drink, this could also refer to a cafe or pub, a tapas bar or sushi train, a hotel restaurant, or even a fast food drive-through.

THE CAST

Ann Godden the Lawyer
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Fighting d4, Investigation d8, Knowledge (Law) d8, Knowledge (Politics) d6, Notice d4, Persuasion d6, Survival d4
Charisma: -, Pace: 6, Parry: 4, Toughness: 5
Hindrances: Quirk
Edges: Rich, Linguist
Background: She wants to 'conceive' something to do with 'literature', and has a secret involving taking a bribe.

Jane Irvine the Little Girl
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d4, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Skills: Boating d4, Lockpicking d4, Notice d8, Shooting d4, Stealth d6
Charisma: +2, Pace: 6, Parry: 2, Toughness: 5
Hindrances: Young
Edges: Attractive, Danger Sense
Background: She wants to 'inform' something to do with 'the downtrodden'.

Eleanor Custer the Businesswoman
Attributes: Agility d8, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d4, Vigor d6
Skills: Climbing d4, Driving d4, Investigation d8, Knowledge (Business) d8, Knowledge (Finance) d6, Notice d4, Persuasion d4, Shooting d4
Charisma: -1, Pace: 6, Parry: 2, Toughness: 5
Hindrances: Wanted, Habit
Edges: Linguist, Connections, Rich
Background: She wants to 'publicize' something to do with 'gluttony', and has a secret involving committing a major crime.

Kimberly Rigby the Park Ranger
Attributes: Agility d4, Smarts d6, Spirit d8, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Driving d4, Guts d8+2, Healing d4, Knowledge (Area Knowledge) d6, Knowledge (Plants) d4, Notice d4, Shooting d6, Stealth d4, Survival d4, Tracking d4
Charisma: -, Pace: 5 (with a d4 running die), Parry: 2, Toughness: 6
Hindrances: Obese
Edges: Brave, Beast Master
Background: She wants to 'encourage' something to do with 'hardship', and has a secret involving passive aggressive activities.

Julie Lovecraft the Nun
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d8, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Driving d4, Intimidation d4, Investigation d8, Knowledge (Religion) d10, Piloting d4, Stealth d4, Throwing d4
Charisma: +2, Pace: 6, Parry: 2, Toughness: 5
Hindrances: Wanted, Stubborn
Edges: Command, Charismatic
Background: She wants to 'relate' something to do with 'greed', and has a secret involving ties to a criminal organisation.

Ian Curry the Priest
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d8, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Driving d4, Guts d4, Investigation d10, Knowledge (Religion) d10, Faith d4
Charisma: +2, Pace: 6, Parry: 2, Toughness: 5
Hindrances: Bad Eyes
Edges: Charismatic
Background: He wants to 'comprehend' something to do with 'criminals'.