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Scholarly Magician
Dont get between mama bear and her cubs
Street Cred0
Public Awareness0
D.O.B.May 3rd 2058
Twin's D.O.B.Jan 5th 2082
Twin's Age2
FolderLink Here
PriorityMetatype - C
Attributes - A
Magic/Resonance - A
Skills - E
Resources - E
Number of Runs:16
Runs since Rent:0

Character Information


Samantha Taylor, A.K.A 'Flare', is a human woman of slightly above average height. Though not particularly physically impressive, due to her short stature and lack of consistent exercise, she has an extremely sharp mind. Her silky white hair falls to waist length when let down, though she prefers to tie it in two long ponytails to prevent it from getting too messy. Her fierce red eyes burn brightly with intelligence, but turn as gentle as the setting sun when she is speaking to her loved ones (especially her children). Her finger tips are often bandaged due to her ecclectic use of physical books; Despite her towering intellect and the technological world in which she lives, she never learned how to use a computer properly, and prefers to hold information directly in her own hands. Samantha prefers darker colors or black, blue, orange, and red on her clothing, but isn't too fond of fancy clothes. If she isn't dressed in a mage getup, she prefers comfortable and casual clothes.

Samantha is what you might call a "magic scholar", and though she is far from the only person who knows a bit about magic it would be fair to say she is a tad obsessed. Her entire education, and the bulk of her interest, lies solely in the collection of and research into magical lore. She reads magical textbooks instead of the morning paper while she is eating breakfast, and when she is too busy handling the kids she reads it late into the night. Besides her magical interests in magic, Flare is also a widowed mother of two. If she's not on a job, she's probably doing something with her children. The Job keeps them in a comfortable lifestyle, but Flare hasnt lost touch with her impoverished, ork roots. She still holds a deep resentment for corps, nations, and major gangs; Particularly the mafia, which she has learned is the organization directly responsible for her own family's tragedy. Though a soft, sweet mom type who distributes home-made oatmeal cookies and head pats to complete strangers, her demeanor will change drastically if someone under her care is threatened, especially her loved ones. You better hope you aren't on the wrong end of when mama bear starts to roar.


  1. Establish a stable home for her children All thats left is to maintain it
  2. Find out who killed her husband and her mother, took her father captive, and why I'll kill every last one of them!
  3. Find her father and rescue him, and go full kill bill on those responsible
  4. Become an absurdly powerful wizard


Samantha Taylor, AKA Flare, was born in a burned out and desolate medical clinic to an unknown mother. Abandoned shortly afterwards, Sam was taken in as a baby by a young ork couple who could not have children of their own. Her father made a modest living as a construction worker, and her mother was a housewife who spent most of her time taking care of Sam. Growing up, it was obvious Sam had magic talents and a sharp mind. Though their income was modest, her father and mother went to great lengths to get her an education in magic. She proved a gifted student, and despite the high standards of achievement and the low standards of living she had a happy childhood. Sam married early, to a handsome and respected Ork with big dreams, and together they had twins (a boy and a girl, Hunter and Rose respectively) in early 2082. Soon after, disaster struck when Sam’s husband’s ambition caught up with him. He had secretly been taking loans from some shady johnsons, and they had gotten tired of waiting for him to pay them back. On Easter Sunday 2082, a corp team broke into the family home and mistook Sam’s father for their target. They captured him, and killed everyone else there including her husband. Sam barely had a minute’s notice through spiritual aid to grab the children and run. Flare was forced to leave behind her comfortable life, and most of her material belongings. All she has are a few photos and a stalwart determination to provide for her children. Further, her circumstances have forced her to compromise on her morals, as shadowrunning is among the only options left to a SINless single mother (powerful mage though she may be). She wants to secure the safety of her children, find her father and rescue him, and lay down unfathomable hurt on the people who destroyed her family (in that order).

Narrative Significant Qualities


  • Quick Healer: Flare is a gentle person, and tries her best to alleviate suffering. In another life, she might have been a spectacular nurse or doctor.
  • Mentor Spirit (Bear): Flare is what some people might call a Mama Bear. She is nice and friendly until she has a reason not to be, at which point you can expect maximum force to be applied.
  • Mentor's Mask: Flare's magic has a bit of flair to it, the illusory image of a great, fiery grizzly bear can be seen when she uses her magic.
  • Photographic Memory: Flare has been much aided in her studies by her perfect recall. It's also handy for remembering if you left the oven on or the door unlocked.


  • Albinism: Flare was born with a somewhat rare condition, which is why she has red eyes, pale white skin, and white hair.
  • Computer Illeterate: Flare grew up in a poor environment, focused entirely on magical studies. She never had any talent or opportunity to learn much about the use of electronic devices.
  • Dependent (Demanding): Flare has twins who are just over a year old. Hunter and Rose (her son and daughter respectively) take up the majority of her time when she isn't on a job, and her core reason for running is providing for them.
  • Gremlins 1: On top of barely being able to use a computer, they seem prone to malfunction in her hands.

Run History

Run History
NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
BOOM!Edward19 August 2083
Prisoner transport interruptKaterSalemShadowHaven Shutdown16 August 2083
The Secret Ingredient is KRIMEIsaac13 August 2083
Remaining StrangersAsmodeus3 August 2083
Further RaccooneryEdward29 July 2083
The Short Arm Of CrimeAurora22 July 2083
A Corf-Sized ProblemAurora10 July 2083
Rat on the yaks, get attackedL1 July 2083
A Ghoulish PackageAurora24 June 2083
Live Fast, Die YoungAurora23 June 2083
"This sounds like the start of one of those stories, you know?"Isaac18 June 2083
Who You Gonna Call?Edward9 June 2083
Some Very Angry DrugsEdward2 June 2083
Barefoot CaliNoctis26 March 2083
From The Jaws of DeceitBrock25 March 2083
Midnight Train aka Two Methheads in a BoxEdward19 March 2083



Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Beholder 1 6 Service Free Spirit Spiritual Aid, Metahuman Interest Even
Tim the Owlmancer 2 6 Fixer(G,N,K,A) Fixer, Owl Maniac Owl Over-Enthusiasm, Might and Magic, Items of Power, Socialite Sorcerer, Secret Wizard Club Even
Corf 1 5 Service Helpful Lil' Minecart Rail-bound, Small, Living Transport, Underground, Wild Spirit, Smol Even
Ghaz 2 4 Legwork Skraacha Sheriff Cavalry's Here, Skraacha Sheriff, Coffin House Even
'Doc' Mortimer 5 3 Custom(G,A,K,N) Street Doc Biotechnologist, Advanced 'Ware, Black Market Pipeline, Forbidden Gear, Cybertechnologist, Cyberlimbs Even
Doctor O+ 4 3 Custom(G,A,N,K) Street Doc/Organlegger Medical, Illegal, Organlegger, Ghoul Organlegger, Armorer, Ware, Rarities Even
Geoff Montgomery XLII the Raccoon 2 3 Custom(A,G,K,N) Raccoon Raccoon Shifter, Masking, Lookit the buttons! Even
Kenneth "Flamesaw" Murphy 2 2 Custom(A,G,N,K) Ganger / Tough Guy Not the Brightest Bulb, Firesaw, Fraggin' Handsome, People Pleaser, WAIT I'm a runner too! Even

Faction Rep

+1 Skraacha
+5 Shotozumi-gumi
-10 Cutters Rep
-10 Knight Errant
-40 Black Chrysanthemum




Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result
1 Flare has very little online presence, and doesnt't seem to be well educated in the use of computers
3 Flare grew up in the barrens in an adopted ork family
6 Almost all of Flare's family was killed by a corp strike team, but she managed to escape and her father was captured

Shadow Community Table

Threshold Result
1 Flare is a magician who started running in early march 2083, and has no idea how to properly use electronic devices
3 Flare is an unrecognized scholar on all things magical, was raised in an ork family, and Or'Zet is her first language
5 Flare is a widowed mother of 2 very young children, and is out for revenge against whoever hurt her family



Abigail Hacker


Fake SIN




Mage, Driver's, Private Investigator

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