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Former overstressed wagemage
Current overstressed dragon SURGE
Does not want the big D
Street Cred0
Public Awareness0
PriorityMetatype - A
Attributes - D
Magic/Resonance - C
Skills - B
Resources - E

Character Information


A Mitsuhama wage mage who sold out everything for a "comfortable" life in the corporation. Forced to abandon that life after a draconic SURGE during the events of The Anniversary, she's back to being SINless and broke for the first time in over a decade. She runs the shadows to survive, support her fellow SURGEs, and hopefully learn what got her stuck looking like a dead president.


  • Feel alive again Survive her new and exciting life as an escaped MCT lab rat
  • Repay Shroud and Set for saving her life
  • Learn the secrets of the astral
  • Renegotiate her contract for more vacation time Plant a lightning bolt firmly up her former boss's hoop


The first thing Milly Sawyer learned in college was that magic could be really, really boring. Manabolts and metaplanar quests were all well and good, but they weren't what the corporation who sent her there wanted. Wards and watchers, the monotonous grind of a career in magical security. Mitsuhama's scholarship had been a once in a lifetime chance to escape the poverty of the OU, but ghost was the job that came with it boring. Day after day, month after month, building after building, wards and watchers. Her career became one of small concessions. A filed down tusk, an extra hour of work, a tirade from her boss that she silently bore; every day it seemed like she sold off another piece of herself. Before long there was nothing left to give, with even her own identity being lost to the company's "generously discounted" troll reduction surgeries.

She justified it to herself of course; It was all she could do. If she kept her head down and didn't raise a fuss, then she'd never have to go hungry again. Anyone in her place would've done the same. Over and over she made the same excuses, but as time wore on and her career stalled out they started to ring hollow. Every day started to feel like the one where she'd finally crack. Then, right on the edge of the breaking point, her boss at the warehouse came to her with an offer. Shadowrunning, a chance to use her full power and feel the thrill of being a real mage again. The rewards were great and the risk was minimal, so long as she followed her orders to the letter. Of course Milly didn't buy it, but the thought of such excitement made her agree nonetheless. It'll only end badly, but if running staves off the dread for even a few weeks it'll be worth it.

During the events of The Anniversary, Milly was performing a routine warding ritual on top of a ley line running through Downtown. Dunklezahn's line. When the force 95 ritual at the top of the ACHE was disrupted, the immense magical energy released by the line caused the wagemage to SURGE. Her fingers grew into claws, her horns and tusks grew back bone white, and her skin hardened into iridescent blue scales. Also she grew a tail. To pretty much no one's surprise, the corporation she'd dedicated most of her life to immediately tried to throw her into a black site laboratory. She escaped capture with the help of the SURGEd decker Shroud and, after talking her out of participating in a blood magic ritual, runs with her help out of a Redmond safehouse. Milly Sawyer may be as good as dead, but Joule can't help but think that this new her isn't all that bad.

Narrative Significant Qualities


Astral Chameleon: Despite her... unique physical appearance, Joule's aura remains as unobtrusive as ever. It takes the form of a light breeze, only flaring up when she becomes exceptionally agitated.

Common Sense: Joule's got a good head on her shoulders, even if she's stopped listening to it lately.

Technical School Education: After being discovered by MCT's recruiting program, Joule earned a degree in Applied Magical Security from one of the corporation's universities. It turns out that knowing how to set defenses is handy for knowing how to break them.

Adrenaline Junkie (Daredevil, SFDA): Nothing excites Joule more than the risk of death, which her new life just happens to be full of. Lucky her.

Draconic Charm (SURGE III)

  • Glamour
  • Claws
  • Dragon Skin
  • Prehensile Tail
  • Goring Horns


You Can't Fire Me, I Quit! (Corporate Limited SIN: MCT, Wanted, MCT: 57,000Ny): Joule didn't leave her old job on the best of terms. They tried to do human experiments on her, she called her boss a manlet, it was all just a mess. Though she may have escaped MCT still holds all the records associated with her SIN; DNA samples, astral signature, the works. They've placed a 57,000 nuyen bounty on her head for grievous breach of contract and assault on security personnel.

(Former) Corporate Drone (Designated Omega, Social Stress: Obvious Authority Figures): Joule learned a long time ago to keep her head down and her tongue bit. She follows other peoples' directions almost on instinct, terrified of the attention she'll draw if she acts for herself. Although she's out of the corporation, the habits still remain.

Ticking Time Bomb (Bi-Polar, Elevated Stress, PSC: Thrill Seeker): The mind-numbing existence of a wage mage has turned Joule into a mental pressure cooker. While she's no longer pursuing an active death wish, she's still far from confronting the fact that she had one.


  • Berserker
  • Bioluminescence
  • Cold Blooded
  • Critter Spook
  • Scales
  • Striking Skin Pigmentation

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Infrastructure TheoremAsmodeusHail to the Pumpking11 October 2082
Tracing the ShotDejapes5 October 2082
Joule's No Good, Very Bad DayAurora1 September 2082
Gland Theft AltoCutierThanThou30 August 2082
Gnawer, I Hardly Knew HerAuroraA Ghoulish Case23 August 2082



Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Shroud 4 5 Fixer(N,K,A,G) Ex-Aztech Spider Fungus Among Us, Shroom and Gloom, Support Network, Support Network II, Death Cap, Data Sporage Solutions, Psilocybe Aztecorum, Hydnellum Peckii, Yourcelium is Mycelium Even
Uta Yamamura 3 2 Gear Tailor/Focusmonger Focusmonger, Tailor, Hermetic, NEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRD Even
Set 2 3 Custom(A,N,K,G) Cool Guy He Was A Gator Boy, (But You Won't See Him Later Boy), Deli-Gator Even




In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result
1 The SI unit for energy, equivalent to 1/3600th of a watt hour
3 While the name turns up nothing, a physical description will lead to an obscure recruiting post for "The Children of the One Reborn". It claims that the great dragon Dunklezahn has been given new flesh, resurrected to finish his great work and lead us to salvation. The comments are full of people claiming (rightly) that the poster is insane, but the descriptions of their "messiah" do sound a lot like a certain SURGE.
6 An leaked internal memo from MCT describes the efforts to capture a former wage mage turned reptilian SURGE named Milliam Sawyer. The company is offering their most trusted bounty hunters 57,000 nuyen to bring her in for "questioning".

Shadow Community Table

Threshold Result
1 An exceptionally forgettable mage. Known for being awkwardly formal.
3 A hermetic full mage who had a falling out with her old fixer, probably having to do with her recent SURGE. Rumor is that she turned into some kind of lizard.
5 A reptilian SURGE who bears a striking resemblance to a certain UCAS president. Her condition is rumored to have something to do with the ACHE explosion, but all evidence points to it just being a very weird coincidence. She's actually a pretty unremarkable mage. Very polite though.


Milliam Sawyer (Real, Mitsuhama Computer Technologies)

  • Wanted for questioning, 57,000 nuyen

Shelly Estevez (R4 Fake, EVO)

  • Mage License
  • Driver's License
  • Concealed Carry License


Joule measures in at about 2.5 meters and 400kg. The effects of her SURGE are stark; shimmering blue scales, stark white horns, a long bony tail, and an almost unnatural grace to her voice and movements. This grace is slightly undermined by how painfully awkward she is in person.


Business casual is the name of the game. Her typical outfit consists of collared shirts, ties, and a yellow jacket that she's had since college. Old habits die hard. Her work clothes are a midnight blue suit and matching armored overcoat.

Matrix Persona

Joule's persona is a stone golem covered in moss and sunflowers.

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