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  1. Scrolling through all the heroes of Freedom City Play by Post and trying to work out what's going on can seem a daunting exercise for new players, so in that spirit I'd like to offer the Roster of Active Player Characters, giving a quick overview of who's who and what's up in the world of our site's narrative. This won't ever be final of course, things change. So don't be shy about whatever needs fixing, adding, removing and so forth to make this as helpful as it can be. If you want to submit blurbs yourself, I welcome it. You know your characters best and how to present them. Roster of Active Player Characters: A Ace Danger: <His Name. Immortal two-fisted adventurer and free-loving socialite, blithe yet wounded scion of a family of heroes. Close friends with Bombshell, affiliated with the Danger Foundation. Amorph: Ralf Steiner. An innocent, protean form of life created by a rengade of SHADOW. A student at Claremont Academy with no close friends or group affiliation. Apex: Alexandria Lorne. Self-assured young genius unraveling far-future technology to change the world, prove her superiority and save her parents. Uses sophisticated drones in battle. No close allies, affiliated with her company LorneTek. Arcturus: Marcus Irons. Straight-laced and gentle young wielder of bestial power and ancient rune magic. A student at Freedom City University fighting a hereditary ursine curse. No close allies, a Claremont alumnus. Ardent: Phaedra Morningstar. Guarded and politically dicey half-angel half-demon, with powers andmoral compass drawn from both. No close allies, affiliated with Claremont Academy. Argonaut: Yves Zerme/Yvejskrujanharbh'aar. A.E.G.I.S. agent and free Omegadrone. Close with HarArgonautrier and affiliated with the aforementioned agency. Arrowhawk: John Aaron Fraser. Avenging, aging trick-arrow archer with a temper. Driven and almost manically determined to fight evil and find his lover's murderer, he has a dim view of what he sees as 'amateur' superhumans. Affiliated with the (NPC) Sherwoods of Nottingham. Asad: Amir al-Misri. Deceptively layabout tycoon with energy-absorption powers. Close with Velocity and Young Britannia, with no group affiliation. B Bastion: Eric Michaels. Former armored anti-superhuman criminal with a new life and a new suit. No close allies, affiliated with A.E.G.I.S. and Blackstone Prison. Bliss: Birth name forsaken. A dour Xuli'pa warrior with cybernetic and genetic enhancements, escaped from her homeworld in search of something better than servitude. Close allies and affiliated with the other Voidwalkers Roulette and Ruby Voxx. Blodeuwedd: Cerys Pfer(false name). Quiet young Welsh anti-supernatural agent wielding weapons magical and technological. Has close allies in Blue Jay, Crimson Tiger, Kit and Tsunami, affiliated with the Order she serves and Claremont Academy. Blue Fox: Eve Martel. Agile and iron-willed French mentalist. She is close allies with other former members of Young Freedom(especially Midnight II), romantically involved with(NPC) Wendy-Go, and is affiliated with Claremont Academy and Martel Enterprises. Blue Jay: Antoinette Baudin/'Tona'. Determined archer from a devoured Earth. Close allies with Blodeuwedd, Crimson Tiger, Fleur de Joie and Tsunami, romantically involved with Kit and affiliated with Claremont Academy. C Cannonade: Joseph Macayle. Labor-aiding legacy superman. Close allies with other Liberty League members and affiliated with that team. Cavalier: Kyle Steward. Level-headed, well-traveled alien abductee and stellar guardian. No especially close allies, but his affiliation with the Star Knights means he often works with other space-faring heroes. Citizen: Sharl Tulnik. Stalwart and skeptical young AI from the digitized city of Tronik. Master of his native cyberspace and now owner of a space-worthy robot suit. Close allies with other Claremont alumni, and super-geniuses such as Dragonfly and Miss Americana. Romantically involved with Temperance, and affiliated with Young Freedom, Miss Americana and Tronik. Comrade Frost: Dimitri Peshkov. Undying jovial Russian draugr(heat-draining vampire). Close allies with the Freedom League(Auxiliary), Fleur de Joie, Gabriel, Gaian Knight & Tiamat, Set & Sekhmet. He is affiliated with the Russian Guard. Corona: Aya K'Zan/ Anya Corazon. A Lor investigator with energy-projection powers and a brusque attitude, forced onto Earth by her enemies in high places. No close allies, affiliated nominally with the Lor Republic, high school biology teacher. Crimson Tiger: Mali Benjawan. Fearless and fierce young Muay Thai artist. Close allies with Blodeuwedd, Blue Fox, Blue Jay, Citizen, Cobalt Templar and Kit. Affiliated with Young Freedom. D Dragonfly: Mara Hallomen. Mentally-warped, weapons-hating inventor with a space-warping suit. Part of the loose genius gathering at the Lab, associated with the Interceptors via her romantic involvement with Jill O'Cure. E Echo: Elizabeth Stein. A university student thrilled by her reality-changing powers and horrified at the implications of her alternate-universe doppelganger. No close allies or team affiliations. Eclipse: Talisyn Alar. Freelancer cyborg star captain who's rejected both the sides of order and chaos in the universe. Close allies with crewmates Rock & Nae-Dae, no affiliation besides personal sense of justice. Edge: Mark Lucas. Quarter-djinni with bottomless good cheer and power. Affiliated with the second Liberty League, Claremont Academy and the United Nations agency UNISON. Close allies with many Claremont alumni. Romantically involved with (NPC) Nina al-Darsah. El Huracan: Anibal Herrera Miramonte. Self-confident, elegant and aristocratic Mexican mutant. Wields wind-controlling powers and a cutting-edge flight sut. No close allies, affiliated with Claremont Academy. Elite: Lady Tatiana Gaius Libera. Unfalteringly honest and restrained alien, wielder of an infamous super-sword, a noble tactician and valiant warrior. Close allies with the other surviving members of the Praetorians, with whom she is affiliated. Errant: Elias Silvestri(false name)/Hector Aguayo III. Hard-bitten psychic from the land of tyrants. Affiliated with Claremont Academy, no close friends or allies(largely by choice). Equinox: Dr. Siobhan Drake. Streetwise elementalist Wiccan. Affiliated with the loose magical gathering of Parkhurst Hotel, close allies with Ghost Girl and Nick Cimitiere. F Fast-Forward: Richard Anthony Cline. Reformed fast-mover with a super-family and mystic accessories. No team affiliations, close allies with Set & Sekhmet and Wail. Father of Thoughtspeed(William) and (NPC) Holly Cline, husband of Hologram(Paige Psion-Cline). Fleur de Joie: Stesha Madison. Warm-hearted plant controller and florist with two Earths to care for. Close allies with many, many heroes, including Jill O'Cure and Velocity. Affiliated with the Freedom League. Foreshadow II: Erick Sloane. Prescient acrobatic vigilante. Close allies with street heroes like Graft and Revenant, in an odd friendship with Synapse. No team affiliation. Frostbyte: Catherine Clouston. A pallid, withdrawn and altruistic mutant with the power to form and control ice. No close allies, a student at Claremont Academy. G Gaian Knight & Tiamat: Tarrant Mcleod & Teagan(real name unsaid). Jovial geology professor with versatile geokinetic powers, a magic sword and a fiery dragon comrade. Close allies with Fleur de Joie, Gabriel and Set and Sekhmet. Affiliated with the Freedom League. Galvanic: Chlo'zel Elzak. Brilliant and vivacious Tempestian scientist, given great physical strength and control over electricity by her boundless curiosity and desire to explore the universe. No close alies or team affiliation. Geckoman: Christopher Kenzie. An irreverent young man with more wit than smarts. Wields the proportional might of a gecko along with technological weaponry and vehicles. He is close allies with Edge, Jack of all Blades, Midnight II and Wander, and several Claremont alumni. He is affiliated with the Interceptors and romantically involved with (NPC) Spellbound(Liz Lawlett)" Ghost Girl: Kimberly Storm(real name Rebecca Stone). An upbeat Canadian girl who died in the 1980's, returned as a chill ghost superheroine. Close allies with Crimson Tiger, Equinox, Nick Cimitiere, Temperance, Wraith and several Claremont alumni. No team affiliation. Glamazon: Thaelia. Rambunctious Atlantean demigoddess whose true home is the sea. Close allies with Rampart, Temperance and Tsunami. Affiliated with Atlantis and Claremont Academy. Graft: Dr. Tyrone Mendoza. Biologist and life-loving medical doctor attached to a fearsome Grue biological weapon that refuses to kill. Close allies with Foreshadow and Velocity. No team affiliation. Owns a clinic in the Fens district of Freedom City. Grim: Matthew Rivera. Ill-tempered teenage grim reaper raised by wolves. Possesses strong spirital attunement and the power to summon spirit hounds. No close allies, affiliated with Claremont Academy. Grimalkin: Lynn Epstein. Energetic fairy-made ninja with powers of glamer. Close allies with Jack of all Blades, Jill O'Cure and the other Interceptors. Assisted by The Shrike, socially-conscious and dry-witted Gretchen McDaniels, at the bookstore and in crime-fighting. No team affiliation. Widow of (archived) Colt. Gryphon: Flynn Ramsey. A genius struggling to care for his mother, with more smarts than sense. Uses a personalized suit ofarmor to agment his mutant powers. No close allies, affiliated with Claremont Academy. H Harrier: Steven Murdock. Free, eternally-grieving Omegadrone who uses his powerful armor to rescue others. Close allies with Dragonfly, Gabriel, Jack of all Blades, Miss Americana and Wander. Hologram: Paige Psion. Maternal psychic with an entropic twist. Close allies with Set & Sekhmet and Wail. No team affiliation. Mother of Thoughtspeed(William Cline) and (NPC) Holly Cline, wife of Fast-Forward(Richard Cline). Hronos: Time-traveling robot and guardian of the timestream. A sombre, mysterious creature. He has no close allies besides Velocity, and no team affiliation besides the other(NPC) Mechanodynames, robots who embody concepts. I J Jack of all Blades & Jill O'Cure: Erik and Eliza Espadas. Peerless energy-wielding swordsman and brilliant biokineticist who are never at a loss for words. Many close allies including Fleur de Joie, Gabriel, Miss Americana and Wander along with other members of the Interceptors, the team they effectively lead. Jack is romantically involved with Willow(Minerva Espadas) and Jill with Dragonfly(Mara Hallomen). Jack is the father of Eden Espadas, and their family has adopted otherworldly refugee Yolanda K Kit: Samantha Vance. Unconventionally-minded thief born in Hell and bearing a brand of demonic power. Close allies with Blue Jay, Blodeuwedd, Crimson Tiger and Fleur de Joie. Affiliated with Claremont Academy. L M Mater Vyrdna: Vyrdnaya Solnys-Kori Milareth. Idealistic alien cyborg mechanic who long lost her family and is discovering a new one. A part of her ship, able to command technology and form myriad tools and weapons. Affiliated with the Praetorians. Maxima: Dr. Cassandra Steel. Prodigy using SCIENCE to go past human limits. No close allies, affiliated with the Grant Conglomerate. Meatheral: Jeremiah Cornwell. Bookish and story-loving scholastic mystically bound to a tome of elemental power under mysterious circumstances. This binding allows him to assume the nature of the Greek elemental forces. No close allies or team affiliations. Midnight II: Trevor Hunter. Monosyllabic bringer of nocturnal retribution who hunts the unjust with weapons mundane and cosmic. Close allies with Blue Fox, Cannonade, Cobalt Templar, Dragonfly Edge, Fleur de Joie, Geckoman and Wander. Affiliated with the Liberty League. Romantically involved with Wander(Erin White) and grandson of the first Midnight(Travis Hunter). Miracle Girl Casey Blankenship. All-American heroine with a manipulatable energy shell inherited from her father that grants tremendous speed, strength and flight, and journalistic interests gained from her intense curiosity. No close allies, affiliated with Claremont Academy. Miras: Asli Safiyya Sadik/DJ Eclectic/'Sophie'. Opinionated and spontaneous half-Djinn music-minded heroine. Practitioner of book-learned time magic and imbued with the fires of humanity's spiritual kin, with which she battles the forces of apathy and selfishness. No close allies or team affiliation. Mirror: Alton Gotti. Engineer with shallow pockets and a prankster streak. Gifted with powers over both light and glass by a mysterious girl named Mary. No close allies or team affiliation. Miss Americana: Gina Evans/Cyberknife. A superhuman mind who controls a lovely robot body to briefly escape her hateful organic one. Close allies with Dragonfly, Gabriel, Gaian Knight & Tiamat, Harrier, ubiquitously known to scientific heroes, and main stakeholder of the super-science conclave of the Lab. She is romantically involved with Harrier(Steven Muddok). Miss Grue: Daphne Celeste(no "true" name). Shape-shifting Grue gal with a kindly heart. No close allies or team affiliation. Moon-Moth: Myothizar A'lira. Alien mystic from a race of magically-gifted moths. A gentle, open-minded soul blessed with power. Close allies with other surviving Praetorians, with whom he is affiliated. Myth: Ian Cantnor. An endlessly positive city culture organizer with a passion for legends. Empowered by the domain of myths to fight from the shdows against evil. No close allies or team affiliation. N Net Fly: Serge Explinker. A young mutant with the power to manipulate sound waves, and the smarts to improve on that. Close allies with Tsunami, affiliated with Claremont academy. Nick Cimitiere: Eric LaCroix. A once directionless man submerged in death and returned with the powers of a psychocomp. Works at a coffee shop. Close allies with Changeling, Equinox, Ghost Girl, Pitch and Silhouette. Affiliated with the loose gathering of mystics at the Parkhurst Hotel. Nighthawk: Robin Chevalier. Scrap-happy teenage orphan from the Fens of Freedom City. Uses her remarkable strength and spirit to fight bigger bullies. No close allies, affiliated with Claremont Academy. Nightingale: Nicola Cervenka. An unwilling, determinedly altruistic vampire struggling with her faith and longing for vengeance on the murderer of her convent. No close allies or team affiliation. O Oracle, The: Zephyr Brooks. Quiet, introspective and dry-witted psychic, a student at Claremont. Determined to become a reformer of minds. No close allies, affiliated with Claremont Academy. P Paradigm: Amara Val-Ren. An alien pillar of morality and loyalty granted great power by an empire now dead. Close allies with the other surviving Praetorians, whom she is affiliated with. Phantasmo, the UNLIVING: Henry Gibson Trent. Garrulous and homeless deceased English stage magician. A jocular revenant granted extraordinary powers in life and death through a pact with Mr. Infamy, using his powers to defend the helpless. No close allies, affiliated with the homeless of Freedom City. Prism: Hannah Cooper. Shy, socially-awkward student who does't want to be a hero. Manipulates and generates powerful creations of light. No close allies, affiliated with Claremont Academy. Q Queenie: Maybelle McQueen. Openhearted, food-focused master chef atoning for past selfishness. Wields a mighty magic ring from the future. No close allies or team affiliation. R Reagent/Alkahest: Winifred Wei. Fiercely intelligent Victorian-era alchemist caging an inner monster. Skilled in chemical combat, with hullking backup. No close allies, affiliated with Clremon Acadmey. Revenant: Lucy Harker. An undead lawyer from the Prohibition era, cursed with undying strength and devoted to the justice of law. Close allies with Foreshadow and Solar Sentinel. Can be found at the Our Lady of Mercy shelter. Rock & Nae-Dae: Those Are Their Names. Calm living mountain with a warm, volcanic heart & energetic four-armed tech monkey. Crewmates of Captain Eclipse of the 'Horizon'. No other allegiance. Roulette: Stahnze Turk. Proud, compulsive liar born of unlikely parents, with the criminal skills and eye lasers to leave his mark on the universe. Close allies with the other Voidwalkers Ruby Voxx and Bliss. No other affiliation. Ruby Voxx: Ruby Hawkins(birth name). Alien-abducted and fearlessly daredevilish bounty hunter. Armed with self-powered weapons and an armored encounter suit. Close allies and affiliated with the other Voidwalkers Roulette and Bliss. S Sea Devil & Jessie White: Ackwareeaa In-His-Mouth/Aquaria Innsmouth. Rambunctious uncorrupted Deep One, bonded to a suit of cosmic armor and best friends with an enhanced, traumatized alternate universe warrior. Recently released from Project Freedom, a superhuman rehabilitation program. Close allies with the Liberty League(especially Midnight and Wander) and their patron Blue Fox. Set & Sekhmet: Ever-glib Egyptian god of darkness and outsiders on parole with the brusque and standoffish goddess of war. Close allies with Fleur de Joie, Fast-Forward, Gabriel, Gaian Knight & Tiamat, Hologram and Temperance. Affiliated with the Freedom League. Seika: Seikahi'ino("Sei"). Raptor-like arboreally-adapted alien archer with superhumanly keen senses, searching for a home for her outcast people. No close allies, but she does have an odd tie with the hunter [NPC]Starshot. Solar Sentinel: Henry Mason. A sombre American veteran of the first World War given cosmic powers to fight a war among the stars. Close allies with Revenant, who he is romantically involved with. No team affiliation. Solvrytter: Gunnar Ornsberg(Sir Gunnar of Ornsberg Hall). A young knight wielding mystic weapons from an Earth fallen to the Terminus. He is close allies with Nevermore and Polarity, and affiliated with Claremont Academy. Sparkler: Raina Sanderson. Sharp-tongued witch burning to defy all expectations. Practitioner of the tarot-themed Arts Arcane. Close with her familiar monkey Merlin, affiliated with Claremont Academy. Starlight: Samantha Lawrence. Former drug addict and single mother from an abusive home, determined to turn her life around and prove to herself she be more than she was. Semi-energy being made of and able to control light. No close allies or team affiliation. Synapse: Dawn "Dee" Farrington. Rebellious and sullen aristocratic heir granted psychic powers and a mad sister by the government. Close allies with Foreshadow, and affiliated with the Vanguard. T Temperance: Eliza Oxum. Streetwise scion of water-spirit nobility. Close allies with Ghost Girl, Glamazon, Tsunami and Wail, romantically involved with Citizen. No group affiliation. Terrifica: Qiaolian Song/Samantha Carson. Brilliant and inventive crimefighter sure of her smarts. No close allies or team affiliation. Traveler, The: Sitara Shishakala. Immortal, jaded and endlessly curious augmented warrior borne to fight among the stars. Survivor of her native and adopted civilizations. Close ally of the other Praetorian survivors, whom she is affiliated with. Triakosia: Dancia Devons. Centurion's Compatriot. Investigative reporter with otherworldly power. No close allies or group affiliation. Works for the Freedom Ledger. Tsunami: Giang Trang. Understated water-wielding young woman. Close allies with Blodeuwedd, Crimson Tiger, Glamazon, Net Fly and Thoughtspeed. She is an alumna of Claremont Academy. U Ulysses: Alexander Cross. Kindly old English museum guard suffused with the power of the mighty steam engine. No close allies or team affiliation. V Velocity: Velocity: Megan Howell. Former cheerleader and veteran super-speedster. Close allies with the Freedom League, Asad, Fleur de Joie, Grimalkin and Young Britannia, romantically involved with (NPC) Robert Harrow and member of the Freedom League. Mother of Lawrence Harrow. W Wail: Keith Lemarr. Stentorian gay 80s icon. Close allies with Temperance and Wander. No team affiliation. Wander: Erin White. Hard-hitting enhanced survivor. Close allies with other Liberty League members, Dragonfly, Fleur de Joie, Gabriel, Harrier and romantically involved with Midnight II. She is affiliated with the Liberty League. Wayward: Born Margaret Carter Jr., best known as Valerie Cain. Musically psionic lesbian showbiz heroine. No close allies or team affiliation. Willow: Minerva Espadas(nee Salix). Organic robot empowered to preserve the Earth's biosphere. Close allies with other members of the Interceptors, Fleur de Joie, romantically involved with Jack of all Blades and affiliated with the Interceptors. Mother of Eden Espadas. Woodsman: Riley Smith. Focused young forester from a now-inaccessible Earth reconquered by warped nature. Relies on incredible skill and a uniquely powerful crossbow. No close allies, affiliated with Clremont Academy. Y Young Britannia: Agnus Stone/Annice Stone. Pop star infused with the British Spirit of Justice. Close allies with other Vanguard members, Asad and Velocity, affiliated with the Vanguard.
  2. Phantom Taylor Xiao Farretti (nee Chun) Character Playlist Fall Out Boy: Immortals Fall Out Boy: My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark Imagine Dragons: Radioactive Halsey: Control Sheppard: Geronimo Archetype and Design In design, Phantom was drawn from silver age era magic users and mystics. A little bit of Dr. Strange and a little bit of Son of Satan were the inspiration for the character. Originally intended to take on the Gatekeeper powerset from the Freedom City setting, she was instead developed as her own legacy. Her costume was drawn from the same era. The Cloak and Dagger designs of the 1980s as well as the same era Zantanna costume. Current Role and Hooks Phantom's role is to enforce the pact and keep things where they belong. Although she lives on the Earth of Freedom City's setting, she can - and has - been active across the multiverse. She has in the past filled in for the cryptic mystic role as her abilities tend to mean she's a good go-to when esoteric information needs to be uncovered. Phantom can be a good introductory thread for characters from another dimension as in setting, she has good reason to check up on them. These threads have run the gamut from hostile to helpful for the trans-dimensional character. Other potential hooks for Phantom include her connections to the supernatural community, especially the vampires as her spouse is Jack Farretti and their son is a half-vampire, or dhampir. She's in the twenty-something/thirty-something group of parents with young families so characters with kids in either Claremont or its elementary school could easily know her. History Taylor Chun was a nineteen year old linguistics student when her Great Uncle entrusted her with the Eye of Heshem for safe-keeping. Despite all odds, or perhaps because it had always been intended for her, she was able to translate and pronounce the Atlantean inscription on the back. In the blink of an eye, she was given the power, and responsibility, of Phantom. Also known as the Chosen of Heshem, she serves to keep the balance of the multiverse, fighting from threats that might unravel creation itself. She was trained by several mystics from various dimensions in the Dimension of Doors and, to her count of time, was there for at least a few years. During that time, she was not allowed to return home and had assumed time was passing in a similar vein for her family as she went through the process of grieving them. Taylor was disoriented when she returned to find that no time on Prime seemed to have passed at all. Since then, she's gone on to make connections in the super hero community, fighting alongside various heroes and taking part in battles both large and small. Most recently, she's returned from a long absence from at least Earth Prime to resurrect her life once more. Costume and Appearance Taylor is a small woman out of her costume and her body was frozen in time at the moment she accepted the duties of her role. Although she is imbued with plenty of mystical potency, she was given no particular offensive skills and has to train for those as any mortal woman would and the tone of her muscles comes from regular practice and workouts. She favors kickboxing as her activity of choice. At 5'1", Taylor is short but her frame is compact and toned under her curves. Her speaking voice is in the alto range, the tone low and slightly husky. Her hair is black, long and straight. As Phantom, she wears a long-sleeved, high necked purple leotard that includes a face-mask. She wears long leather gloves and leather thigh boots and over all of it a voluminous cloak that is tattered on its edges and when she lands, trails on the ground. In either guise, she is never without the Atlantean amulet, the Eye of Heshem around her throat, the chain is old and thick, matching the setting of the Eye itself which holds a dark faceted gem of unknown origin. Powers The most obvious and casual manifestation of what Phantom is, is the fact that she flickers in and out of reality - not quite fully here unless she makes the choice to manifest fully. Taylor's ephemeral state is tied to her fight/flight reflexes and those who know Taylor well, are well aware that startling her will generally result in her phasing through whatever she might be standing near at the time. The magic she summons most often is made manifest with same white eldritch witch light that flashes across the Void and gives her eyes their otherworldly glow. There have been times when rage has fueled her powers instead and during those rare moments, her eyes and magic have been marked by the black of the Void instead. Unlike most casters, Phantom has no need of word or gesture to summon magic to her hands but when exhausted, she does fall back on those routes to help her focus. Personal Life Taylor Chun is the youngest of five children. Her father is Chinese American and her mother is Caucasian of mixed ancestry although she takes great pride in her various heritages. There is a running gag for Taylor's mother's attempts at making fusion dishes of the mixed heritage that are usually terrible. Both of Taylor's parents are doctors at one of Freedom City's hospitals, and her brother has taken on a similar career path. Her other brothers have all gone into various STEM career paths and Taylor has always been considered the 'artistic' one for her career in translation and the humanities. Taylor eventually confessed that she had an alter-ego and her family is somewhat bemused and dismayed at turns at the very different life she has from what they expected. That she vanishes for long stretches with no warning doesn't help. Taylor began a rather troubled relationship with a fellow team-mate on the Knights of Freedom, Jack Farretti, not long after she joined the super-team. Despite the odds, their relationship survived both super-heroics and the revelation of Jack's true nature. They were married in December, 2009 and had a dhampir son, JJ, in short order - whose conception was a shock to everyone involved. The family now includes his teenage self from the future that Taylor is more than a little lost on how to handle. Huang, the elder version, is a student at Claremont and teen super-hero hoping to follow in his parents footsteps (but cooler!), and JJ has just started kindergarten at the associated elementary. The Haunted House These days, Taylor's home is the one she shares with her husband and their children, a rather older looking manor in North Bay that's up at the end of a long, winding drive. The Farretti home looks like one of the oldest houses in Freedom City, and it is. It's well cared for but thanks to countless movies, the older style victorian lines give it a more sinister look that isn't helped by the fact that heavy tree cover has been cultivated and in addition to the pool, the grounds also hold a not insignificant family mausoleum. The house is hard to find if you don't know exactly where you're going. There's a mystical energy that encourages people to drive past the overgrown drive - which is why they by and large have mail sent to post office boxes rather than deal with a constantly lost mailman. To the more knowing eye, the whole area pulses with the magic that has been carefully worked over it, from the wards and runes that see to the protection, to the ghosts that populate the house. The haunters are largely happy and consider those living there, as well as properly introduced guests, family and respond to them. They are given free reign to scare away any who aren't welcome, and even encouraged. Alternate Dimensions There are certainly dimensions where there are versions of Taylor Chun among the near Earths but there is no duplicate of Phantom's particular bailiwick of any sort. When she accepted the burden, she was pulled outside of the fabric of Earth Prime to coexist in the Void. Technically speaking, she's no longer fully native to the dimension of Freedom City and the powers associated with that have no Near Earth counterparts. A hook has been left for there to be a counterpart to Phantom with similar rights and duties but imbued with light instead of the shadows, Dagger to her Cloak if you will if interest ever arrises in using that hook. Allies, Associates and Enemies Allies Avenger: Jack might be semi-retired from his crime-fighting these days, and busy with his role among his vampiric brethren, but Taylor has no doubts that he'd be there when the chips are down, her husband has her back. Despite her tendency to avoid getting involved in vampire politics, if there was a real threat, she'd be there. Fleur De Joie: In many ways, Stesha was the first real friend Taylor made after becoming Phantom. The woman has literally died to keep her son safe (she got better), and Taylor has never forgotten that. Ouroboros: The teen mystic is Taylor's own (if time-lost) son. Regardless of the oddity of his sudden appearance in her life, Taylor would fight as hard for him as she would for his five year old self. She's pretty darn unlikely to let him anywhere near a fight or call on him, much to the teen's eternal frustration. Grimalkin: The dark fae is an ex-Knight, like Taylor and her husband, and although her relationship with Grim has been strained at times for various reasons, she still one of the super heroes that Taylor trusts most with her many secrets. Associates Wander: The time displaced powerhouse was JJ's baby sitter in her high school days. Taylor doesn't really keep in touch but she trusts Wander the most of that year of Claremont's graduates. Sandman: The inheritor of his wife's legacy, Taylor feels some responsibility to see that he survives cutting his teeth on the supernatural. He's not quite a protege but she's trying to keep an eye out for him. Set: A recent associate, but the displaced Egyptian god reminds her - sometimes unsettlingly - of some of Ouroboros' foibles and she's rather fond of his keeper, Sekhmet. Scarab: Although Taylor and Elena are friends, they are often at odds with the way to approach most problems. Their relationship has been a little strained ever since the explosion of the Knights. Enemies Zealot: One of the few people who has successfully gotten the drop on Taylor. Of all the enemies she's fought, many of them more powerful, she's least likely to be rational about this one. Dracula: Dude sent minions to crash her wedding and then showed up to try and steal or perhaps kill her unborn son on the day of his birth. There's not a whole lot of entities Taylor truly hates but he's on that short list.
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