Katherine Tyler

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Katherine Tyler
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Former CAS Navy SEAL - SO1 Katherine "STARLIGHT" Tyler
Katherine the Great
Huk Shadowrunner
Servant of the Great Spirit Teldragon
"You must be your very best in your darkest moments."
"Victory is reserved for those willing to pay its price."
"Fame is a fool's idea of glory. I prefer to simply succeed."
Broken Blade Count: 3
Redditandbenedict
MetatypeHuman
Awakened or EmergedMundane
Street Cred110
Notoriety1
Public Awareness3
Wild Rep5
Career Karma1005
GMP Karma80
Career Nuyen3,149,335
D.O.B.March 3, 2044
Age40
FolderKate


Character Information

Character Plot Hooks

Aspect Information Related Run(s)
Dragonsworn Kate is on good terms with Masaru and the S-K dragons. Masaru holds her leash. Brackhaus also has significant influence over her. Her rising fame is starting to draw the attention of others, most recently Lung. Her allegiences can cause problems, and more than once she has had to make amends to a Great Dragon. Spotted Wings, Until Dawn
Virulent Blood Kate carries both strains. One was earned while in the Navy, the other on a run. She has also been exposed to all manner of plagues and viruses, including VITAS III. Non-Hostile Commandeering, The Strain
Indestructible The name says it all. Kate is a wall of muscle and metal. She is gaining fame for this by both her friends and foes. But this also leads her to recklessness. She doesn't quite cross the threshold into superhuman psychosis, but she toes the line. Numerous, but GTFO of GeMiTo is the latest to stand out
Prone to Violence Kate likes to take the direct approach. She will stick to and follow any plan, but left to her own devices she tends to get a little loud and messy. Most of them, really.
Esoteric and Forbidden Knowledge Kate possesses more magical knowledge than the next two Haven mages. Without being awakened, she has been on multiple journeys to other planes, dealt with spirits, been in spirit pacts, etc... She even met the Dweller once. She could give a better thesis on most magical studies than most students at MIT&T. The downside is that she has an insatiable thirst for knowledge. This can put her in compromising situations. Who's Side are We On?, The Womb of Demons, He is the storm that is approaching..., Don't Fear The Yokai, A Voice Behind Me, Quest to the Nether, The Gateway, What Is Lu-(i)ck, Reject Enlightenment

GM Notes

Kate is an extremely talented and lethal Street Sam. She is also a Decker. Kate can roll decently on almost every skill in the game and brings extreme versatility to a team. She has channeled Magic through a Spirit Pact, handled using multiple Sprites, and seen almost all the Sixth World has to offer. She has seen it all, done it all, and misses no opportunity to pass on her knowledge to others. She is the ultimate team player.

Kate has R3 Grey Mana Tattoos.

Kate's home contains a R15 Fae Magic lodge. It was a run reward from Treasa ke'Vedryn. No one is whitelisted here. A girl's gotta have her secrets.

Kate possesses a Blacktooth Dagger, the symbol of membership into New Assets. It was given as an honorific by Ryan Mercury after rescuing members from S-K's clutches in GeMiTo.

Kate serves Teldragon.

Kate is a member of the Huk. She serves Masaru as one of his Shadowrunners.

Next Mundane Ascension(13): 31 DEC 23

Languages: Kate speaks English, French, Malayo-Polynesian, ASL, German, Japanese, Or'zet, Russian, Aztlaner Spanish, Sperethiel, Salish, Finnish, Mandarin, Cantonese and Uto-Aztecan.

Summary

"Navy SEAL training was the great equalizer. Nothing mattered except your will to succeed."

"A sword wields no strength, unless the hand that holds it has courage."

Kate is a former CAS Navy SEAL. She came from a military family. She is proud, but feels like she lives in her father's shadow. She left South Carolina soon after her discharge to make her own name in the world. Her service career was exemplary, but her father was an Admiral and he often overshadows her.

Her old callsign was "Starlight". She was originally the only female in SEAL Team 8, and some PO3 made the mistake of saying she was "Pretty as starlight", which earned him a punch in the mouth. Unfortunately, the joke stuck and so did the name.

Kate is a warrior born. She specializes in tactical insertions, amphibious ops, diving and underwater demolitions. Her marksmanship skills are excellent. In the Teams, she was notorious for her propensity to blow things up, or at least try to. Recently she has developed her physical combat skills and now prefers melee combat. Kate is a skill monkey. She can throw dice on almost any active skill, and knows a surprising amount of knowledge skills. She possesses decent hacking skills.

Kate is not awakened, but possesses more knowledge than most mages. She has deep resources to call on to deal with these threats, and can often surprise her foes with her knowledge.

Kate serves the Great Form Guidance Spirit Teldragon. She promised to assist him in his endeavors regarding the Horned God. Kate recently engaged in a temporary power pact with him. She has performed the Assensing, Divination, and Psychometry skills and powers at an effective magic 14.

Alice Kane and Bautista both know that she is an HMHVV carrier. Alice is her personal cybersurgeon, and Kate pays the premium to make sure everything is safe and OK with her operations.

Kate has Grey Mana tattoos on her back. Rating 3.

Kate is a Consummate Professional. Once she gives her word, she doesn't easily break it. Only rarely has this been done, and only for the right reasons.

Officially, Kate is a member of the Huk who directly reports to Bautista. Unofficially, She is one of Masaru's Shadowrunners he has on retainer.

Goals

Kate's thirst for knowledge is insatiable. Everything that drives her forward revolves around the possibility of learning something new.

Esoteric Lore

Kate's library is large and includes many rare and sometimes forbidden books. Most are on magic and ancient history, all the way back into the 4th world. Some of her more rare and valuable items include:

Al Azif (Fragmentary, Arabic)

De Vermiis Mysteriis (Latin)

Unaussprechlichen Kulten (German)

Pnakotic Manuscripts (Greek)

Seven Cryptical Books of Hsan (Mandarin Chinese)

Thaumaturgical Prodigies in the New-England Canaan (English)

Inu no Kiba

After Kate left Starshatter in Scale's possession, she needed a new blade. She visited several smiths and masters in the following few weeks after the Radwars. It was hard to pick, but she settled on one that was already in her collection. When she was on Yomi Island, she was given a sword by the leader of a dog shifter pack. It is a very ornate katana-styled vibro-sword that depicts the tale of a violent and powerful Inugami legend on the blade. The guard is black, and the handle wrap is black and blue. It is light, swift, and pairs well with her shield.

Starshatter

Kate wields the masterfully hand forged claymore Starshatter. She spends part of each day training with it, and it has since become an extension of herself. The sword was forged by Onotari Arms in Germany and shipped to her. A little incentive from S-K to pay her back, and show her who she should really be working for. It was an "anonymous" gift from one Hans Brackhaus. The hilt is leather over black wood, with a steel cross-guard. The blade is made of a proprietary Onotari Arms tool steel alloy resistant to corrosion and breaking. The blade is almost a pure silver-white, and catches the light easily. On the blade is an inscription written in German, "Die stärksten Klingen werden mit Drachenfeuer geschmiedet". The sword itself stands 1.4 meters tall, and Kate has a tendency to use it more akin to an axe than a sword due to it's sheer size and weight.

As of Sangre Por Sangre, the weapon was further customized. A specialist from the Draco Foundation had the hilt replaced with a black bone-like material, and glowing draconic runes were etched into the blade. What started as a masterpiece by Onotari Arms was made into a work of art by Brackhaus, and what he made a work of art was remade into a truly unique blade by the Draco Foundation.

It is her most unique and defining item she owns. It represents a great deal of respect between herself, and the dragons.

The runes are a R7 unbound Weapon Focus. Assensing detects Draconic Magic used to create it.

Starshatter is currently in the possession of Lofwyr's agent, Scale.

Background

Kate was born in Charleston, South Carolina. Her father was an Admiral in the CAS Navy and former Captain of an SSVN, and her mother served in the CAS Airforce. Kate joined the CAS Navy when she was 17. Initially, she signed up as a Navy Diver, but her high aptitude and technical skills opened up more dangerous jobs. She volunteered for the SEALs when she was 19, completing training a year later.

She once got to participate in a PR exchange program where she and 11 others went to Moscow for 3 months. She learned new fighting styles from the Red Army, and picked up some specialized skills there.

When she was 29, she became infected with HMHVV III. Her team boarded a vessel that had gone dark off the coast of Virginia. Turns out everyone onboard was a ghoul. Out of 8 SEALS that went in, 2 came out. Her PO1, who was fine, and Kate, who had been exposed. She fought off the infection but became a carrier. It made her sort of a pariah, but allowed her to become more specialized, being able to fight those infected with the Krieger Strain without the risk of consequence.

She had a long and prestigious career in the Navy. She achieved the rank of PO1, retiring after 20 years of service. Her constant desire to strive for greatness led her to acquire more and more cyber and bioware. She has sculpted her body to have many subtle but important enhancements. Anything she lacks she makes up for with her skills and training.

She moved to Seattle after this to work as a civilian contactor. A friend who moved there said she might find work. Initially she thought to contract to the UCAS Navy, but found them annoying to work for. Plus they didn't seem to like her due to her previous employment in the CAS Navy. She receives a pension from the Navy, but donates 100% of it to a charity fund dedicated to wounded and disabled soldiers and veterans. She doesn't even count this income as hers at this point.

She soon discovered the life of Shadowrunning to supplement her income. Plus she wanted the excitement since civilian life is so boring.

Kate's Family

Admiral James Tyler, 93, began his 45 year career with the CAS Navy at the young age of 17. He joined with a waiver from his parents. He began his career as an enlisted SONAR Technician, serving his first tour on the fast attack submarine CSS Lee. Admiral Tyler served for 12 years, attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer before being selected into Officer Candidate School. After receiving his commission, he served as the ASW Officer on the CSS Savannah. Serving with distinction, he received his first command of a patrol submarine when he was made Lieutenant. His promotion to Captain saw him command the CSS Richmond, one of the newly commissioned SSVN class submarines. This would prove to be his most prestigious command. After the Richmond, he served at numerous positions of leadership, eventually serving his final 10 years at the Naval War College. His insight led to numerous tactical advances for the Navy.

Mrs. Samantha McCallister-Tyler, 83, was born in Missouri and joined the Army to get off of her family’s farm. She enlisted originally into the non-combat pilot program, but was picked up for Officer Candidate School in training. After graduating flight school, she flew a Sea Sprite for several years before being selected to serve in the 160th SOAR. Upon completing SEAR and Advanced Combat Training, she served with the Night Stalkers for the rest of her career. When she was 26 she met James Tyler while transferring a Delta team to his SSVN for a mission. Weather forced her to stay onboard for a week, and the two hit it off, and the rest is history. She is currently retired residing at the Tyler family estate in Charleston.

Leah Tyler, 57, currently works for the CAS FBI. She awakened when she was only 4, displaying great aptitude for sorcery. She was recruited to the FBI straight out of highschool. Later she learned that this was two-fold. One, to use her skills, and two, to keep an eye on her. She excelled in her career. Today, she is a Magic 13 Hermetic Magician. She serves on a rapid response team specializing in awakened threats.

Samuel Tyler, 47, Currently serves at Camp Lejeune as an instructor. Specifically, he oversees the practical training of new Force Recon Marines. Having served in MARSOC for 32 years, he now trains the next generation of Marines. He visits home more often than any of the other siblings, being that he is so close.

Mrs. Anna Roberts-Tyler, 46, is a Naval Engineer currently serving in Charleston. She served on SSNs and SSVNs during her career as an Engineering Officer. She currently oversees all new installations and refueling of fusion reactors for the CAS Atlantic Fleet. Work keeps her away from home, and often takes her overseas for weeks at a time. She is also a Magic 8 Physad and uses her talents to help her work in extremely hostile environments. Her husband is a Mr. Michael Roberts who works at ONI, specializing in underwater reconnaissance and intelligence.

Ezekiel Tyler, 42, is a former Force Recon Marine like his brother Sam. Like his sister Kate, his career was upended by a fight with an HMHVV infected opponent. Unlike Kate, He succumbed to his infection becoming a Loup-Garou. He finished his current enlistment and was discharged. Technology allows him to live a mostly normal life, but finding employment is hard. Currently he works for the Blackwater Corporation. He has extensive training in unarmed combat and his natural claws really augment that. Kate is currently trying to get him to walk on the wild side and become a Shadowrunner, but Blackwater provides a good structure in his life, and provides everything he needs.

Katherine Tyler, 40, is a former Navy SEAL turned Shadwrunner. She enlisted in the Navy as a Diver, but volunteered for SEAL Training while in Dive school. After training she served her whole career with SEAL Team 8. She was the first female on that team, and the second ever female SEAL. She contracted HMHVV at 26, but fought off the virus and became a carrier. After the Navy, she moved to Seattle and became a mercenary, eventually becoming a full blown Shadowrunner. Currently she swears loyalty to the Great Dragon Masaru and the Hukbong Bayan. She has a very close relationship to the Great Spirit Teldragon, and there are rumors that this is very much a master-servant relationship.

Narrative Significant Qualities

Positive

Adrenaline Surge - Years of combat produces the best, quickest instincts.

Agile Defender - Those ballet and gymnastics lessons her father made her take, plus years of training, make Kate quite light on her feet.

Aptitude(Blades) - Kate has truly become a master of the Kunst Des Fechtens style, and one of the most accomplished swordswomen in the world.

Augmented Strength Mastery - Kate's mind was forged in battle. Her body, however, is built like a finely tuned machine. She is immensely proud of this.

Battle Hardened - Kate is a soldier. Even if she has been discharged, you don't lose the attitude.

Biocompatibility(Cyberware) - Kate has had augmentation since she was 18. Her first set of muscle replacement was done immediately after SEAL training.

Candle in the Darkness - Honor is a rare thing in the sixth world. General empathy is even more uncommon. Kate holds her values close, and those around her know they can depend on her to do the right thing.

Closer - When the chips are down, you gotta bring your A game.

Common Sense - Kate always had good common sense. It has saved her life more than once.

Guts - Kate is fearless, but not reckless. She can sometimes be overconfident, but always keeps her head in tough situations.

Hard Skin - Happens if you get blown up enough. Most of her body is Orthoskin now.

History is Not as Certain as We are Taught - Kate is becoming quite the scholar. But her chosen interests are taking her down dark rabbit holes.

Instinctive Hack - Kate is a master of many disciplines. The Matrix is just another facet of her skills.

Instinctive Optimization - Kate is a tech soldier of the 2080's. She has many skills and uses them all.

Jack of All Trades, Master of None - Kate has been dabbling in just about everything. This, coupled with her ADHD, will probably make it easier to learn things, but difficult to master them.

Jury Rigger - Kate is smart. She always has been. She can make some of the toughest tasks feel trivial, and she does her best work under pressure.

Made Man - The Huk - Kate finally took Bautista up on his offer, and became one of his agents in Seattle. She isn't a smuggler, but She is a Shadowrunner. And that has value.

Magic Resistance(4) - Kate has been to hell and back, and is tougher for it.

Master Brawler - Training has taught Kate where and when to attack the weak spots.

No Pain, No Gain - Pain is an old friend. Time to use it.

One Trick Pony - Kate wanted a more compact weapon to silently kill. So she began training with a garrote.

Over clocker - She can get the most out of her deck.

Perfect Time - Naturally good reflexes combined with man made might enhance her precision.

Prime Datahaven Membership: The DIVE - Kate got an invite from Quicksilver after the GeMiTo run.

Prototype Materials 2 - Custom Jabberwock bone grips really add to her gun's flair. And the special parts as part of the S-K reward help out too. The bone was a part Screech gnawed on, specifically. Working for Von Neuman has opened up further avenues for advanced materials as well.

Quick Healer - Kate has become better conditioned over time.

Quick Config - She is learning better decking skills. Having friends like Pulse, Ahriman, and Alexandria help a lot.

Rad-Tolerant - Too many trips to Glow City has made Kate pretty resistant to radiation. This isn't necessarily a good thing...

Resistant to Pathogens and Toxins - Kate has a pretty hardy constitution from her military service, and years of eating bad food.

Reverberant - Kate has had a knack for understanding and using technology. There appears to be more than meets the eye with her abilities.

Ronin - Kate lives and dies by the sword.

Sensei - Kate took to the blade and is an avid student. But she saw the opportunity to learn from a master, and is taking personal lessons from Nameless.

Shock Abrogation Training - Kate's body is extremely resilient. Ware makes it even stronger.

Shoot First, Don't Ask - Kate is trained in close quarters combat and infiltration, providing her with the experience to handle surprising situations.

Special Modifications 2 - Kate has a history using various firearms and can customize them to be very effective. Kate has Specmods for two weapons.

Solid Rep(Skraacha) - Kate's done a lot for the community. Most of it indirectly, but she has a solid rep with most members of the OU.

Tough as Nails (Physical) III - Strong as the mountain!

Tough as Nails (Stun) I - Kate takes a lot of hits. She doesn't have metal limbs to depend on, so she relies on her natural toughness.

Toughness - Taking all these shots for other people makes you stronger.

Trajectory Mastery - Kate isn't a long shot marksman, but her use of firearms is second nature.

Trust Data not Lore - Kate knows that you should trust your instincts. But there are some things that are known, and set in stone. The best practices will see you through the day.

Vehicle Empathy - 108 Octane runs in Kate's blood. Her reflexes outside rigging are rarely matched.

Will to Live III - Kate's iron will carries her through the toughest fights.

Negative

Addiction(Mild) Kamikaze - Man that stuff is good. A little too good maybe?

A Terrible Fascination 3 - The deep dark rabbit holes, Kate had a run in with a minor Horror in Antarctica. It is known as The Harbinger. Kate also has the attention of Ysrthgrathe itself.

Addiction(Mild) Guts - Kate's fearless. But magic presents a problem that even the most ironclad minds have trouble with. Kate kicked that habit.

Carrier (HMHVV II, HMHVV III) - Kate became infected when she was 29. She fought off the virus, but became a carrier. Kate picked up Strain II when she was 39 from a pirate. She is very careful wherever she goes now.

Code of Honor - Akichita Code - Kate follows the values of honor popular in the NaN. One of her favorite places outside of Seattle is LA, and her frequent time spent there has led her to adopt some of the values they hold.

Lack of Focus - Kate has ADHD.

No Man Left Behind - It had taken this long for a fellow Runner to not make it out. The effect on Kate was profound. We all know the job is dangerous, but when it happened it really put it in perspective. Kate will make sure it doesn't happen again.

Phobia(Uncommon, Mild) - Having her Chemseal broken in combat - Kate had a real scare of infecting Wychking with her blood. Than CANNOT happen again. Not an issue anymore.

Records on File(S-K(1), Aztechnology(1)) - That's what happens when you work for dragons. You get famous! In the bad way.

SINner(CAS) - Kate was born in Charleston, South Carolina.

Thousand-Yard Stare - Kate spent most of her adult life in the Navy, and has a problem dealing with civilians. Kate has been out of the Navy long enough. She has learned how to interact with civilians much better.

Wanted - Aztechnology(100k) - A minor inconvenience. She spit in their face on the Sangre Por Sangre Run and expected no less.

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Operation PoseidonSarcarianRad Wars 20842 December 2084
GTFO of GeMiToSarcarian5 November 2084
Anomalous Spy GamesAsmodeus14 October 2084
Shadow Over KuopioSarcarian11 September 2084
Reject EnlightenmentAsmodeusThe Crow of Seattle2 September 2084
Overmind Dead BodyAsmodeusSwarming Season18 August 2084
What Is Lu-(i)ckKeeper MIt's a Small Underworld After All12 August 2084
The GatewayZerre17 June 2084
Emergency DecathlonAsmodeusThe Crow of Seattle12 June 2084
Quest to the NetherAsmodeus10 May 2084
Sangre Por SangreSarcarian2 April 2084
Fragging Bug InfestationSarcarian18 March 2084
Mainilan FireAsmodeus14 February 2084
A Voice Behind MeSarcarian21 January 2084
The Choices We Never GetAsmodeusThe Crow of Seattle15 January 2084
Don't Fear The YokaiAsmodeus1 January 2084
He is the storm that is approaching...Zerre17 December 2083
The StrainAsmodeus10 December 2083
Operation Hell's GateKaterSalem4 December 2083
Of Bears and Burny BirdsEdward25 November 2083
Non-Hostile CommandeeringAsmodeus19 November 2083
Old is Good... Old is Reliable...Zerre17 November 2083
The Womb of DemonsZerre5 November 2083
This is the Hour of JackAsmodeusHail to the Pumpking31 October 2083
Times to Watch, Times to ActArchtmagBy Royal Decree29 October 2083
Weeding the GardenArchtmagThe Burning Star of Redmond17 September 2083
In the Dead of NightArchtmagDarkening the Shadows Event17 August 2083
Who's Side are We On?AsmodeusFestering Infestation10 August 2083
The Dragon strike BackZerre2 August 2083
Core of the ProblemAsmodeusThe Crow of Seattle
The Arrival
20 July 2083
What Does The Fox Say?Aurora18 July 2083
A Shadowrun Based on the Film Con AirSarcarian17 July 2083
Hanson's QuandaryAsmodeus15 July 2083
A Steel Clad FlowerArchtmag9 July 2083
Once Dead King's CountryAsmodeusHail to the Pumpking5 July 2083
Cavern CleanupEdward4 July 2083
Little Dark AgeSarcarianTemple in the Shadows12 December 2082
Upon This Rock I Shall Build My ChurchSarcarianTemple in the Shadows14 November 2082
A Taste of One's Own MedicineSarcarianIn Remembrance11 November 2082
This Is HalloweenAsmodeusHail to the Pumpking31 October 2082
The Graveyard of ShipsNoctisThe Shipbreaker24 October 2082
Infrastructure TheoremAsmodeusHail to the Pumpking11 October 2082
Body BlockingSleeveyLa Famille Du Peintre30 September 2082
Daily CardioDisco27 September 2082
Until DawnDejapesPacific Grudge21 September 2082
On Angel's WingsPatGriffinCall of the Shadows17 September 2082
One Hell of a Wedding AnniversaryDraknic5 September 2082
Expedited ExtraditionDejapesFlight of the White Owl4 September 2082
Perilous DetourDejapesFlight of the White Owl2 September 2082
Gland Theft AltoCutierThanThou30 August 2082
Spotted WingsDejapes30 August 2082
Chinchillas Are Rad?Aurora26 August 2082

Affiliations

Contacts

Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Bautista 4 5+2 Fixer Huk Regional Boss Pirate Trainer, Gun Runner, Demolition Man, Talislegger, Fence Even
Asahiro Kunitoshi 6 4+2 Fixer Vice-President of Imperial Kami Services For The Corporation, Blademaster, Scholar, Vashionable, Authorization, Spywork, Corpo Gear, Shintoist Even
Alice Kane 5 4+2 Fixer Cyber Surgeon Mechanic, Info Broker, Weapon Specialist, Tech Savy, Cyber Surgeon, Gamer Grrl Even
Madam Castañeda 5 2+2 Fixer Huk Pirate A Dragon’s Respect, Legendary Pirate, Manpower to Spare, We Protect Our Own, Pirate Armory, Bane of the JIS Even
Frederik Kowalski 5 2+2 Fixer S-K Manager and Asset Handler Dragon Sworn, S-K Insider, I think I met them at a meeting once., Fake SINs, Management Retreat, High Society Crime, Being a fixer has its perks, German is my first language Even
Dakota 6 2+2 Fixer(A,N,K,G) SSC Ranger NaN Pride, Loyalty to the NaN, SSC Ranger, Shadow Connections, Mageslayer, Smuggled Contraband, Solid Rep: First Nations, Silver-Tongued Devil, Tir Respect, Connections at Blackstone, Border Crossings Even
Alessa P 4 2+2 Fixer Owner of The Daze The Daze, Shadow Connections, Ear to the Ground, Punk Rocker, Bootleggers Even
Erica Clements 4 4+2 Fixer
Acolyte
Awakened Resources, A Safe Haven, Toxic, Friend to all in Need, The Glowing Heart, Armed Defense, Praise the Shining One, Redmond Diplomacy, Nexus of Power Even
Ryan Mercury 8 5+2 Generalist Shadowrunner Dunkelzahn's will, Adept, Assets, Incorporated, Shadowrunning Essentials, Shadow Star, LA Native, Spy Games, Dracocraft, Bonk!, Security, circumventing and securing., Extracting information, Foundation Relations, Too Busy For You Even
Von Neumann 8 2 Custom(G,A,K,N) See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, Mechanical, Drone-Oriented, Impostor, Secret Network, Matrix Presence, Traceless Lodge, Privacy First, Upgrades, Xenocybernetics, Minor Intellect, Iron Grip, Hidden Clinic -1
Jane Dior 5 4+2 Custom(G,K,A,N) Redmond Strike Team Leader Evidence Lock-Up Inventory, Surplus Vendor, Anonymous Contraband Contributions, Patrol Permits, Professional Procedures, Fibbin' Forgeries Even
Lady of Pain 6 4+2 Legwork
Death God
Matrix Offline, Honor First, Necromancer, Bard, Metallurgy, Corpse Catalogue, Autopsy Aspirant, Forensics, Invae Investigator, Underworld Understudy, Ritual Reanimator Even
Joshua Calvert 6 1+2 Legwork Ex Spy and Special Forces Ex Agent of the Federal Office of Homeland Security, Berlin connection, AGS still needs protection, Protector of the weak, Former agent, Split past with the golden dragon, Where do they come from?, Dragons love and hate, In S-K from love Even
Taina Kauhava 5 1+2 Gear
Corporate Loyalist, Accessory Maniac, Corporate Roots, Matrix Expertise, Software Engineer, Personal Assistant, Backroom Nokia Consultation, Personal E-Security Even
Marika 8 1+2 Generalist Drake Mystic Master, Servant of Dragons, SK Connections, The Magical Side of Life, Black Operations, Persistent Conditioning, Socially Proficient, Secretkeeper, Priority Flight, Tooth and Claw, Occultist Even
Vigo Flamel 7 3+2 Custom (N,K,A,G) University Teacher Delta Green Network, Magician, Forbidden Knowledge, Hospitality, Cult Specialist, High Society, Alchemist, Old Fashion, Control Freak Even
Treasa ke'Vedryn 7 3+2 Custom(K,N,G,A)
Fae Agent
Ageless Apathy, Gifts of the Fae, Magical Mastery, Metaplanar Guide, Seelie Expert, Embedded Agents, Magical Acquisitions, Court of Vipers, Matrix Resources, Patron of the Arts, Scarlet Painter, Capricious Nature, A Whisper to the Soul, Hollow Shells Even
Mr. Herenight 7 1+2 Custom(K,G,N,A) Black Lodge Magician Old Fashioned, Vampiric Veteran, Grim Talismonger, Mr. Worldwide, Astral Knowledge, Drug Deacon, Reagent Retailer, Safehouse Scout, Soul Sustenance Even
Alexandria 8 4+2 Legwork Artificial Intelligence Archivist Multiprocessing, Real World Naïveté, Antikythera Archive, Can't Stop The Music, Can't Stop The Signal, Digital Denizen, Encryptions and Exploits, Hello, World!, High Fives Are Awesome!, Information Should Be Free, NeoNETwork, Strong Foundation, Thaumaturgical Theorist Even
Teldragon 6 4+2 Custom(K,N,A,G) Guiding Spirit Diviner, Infobroker, Personal Domain, Spirit Lord, Great Form Guidance, Frogs in all the Right Places, I Know a Camera When I See One Even
Pump King Jack 5 3+2 Legwork Halloween Spirit Herald of Halloween, Extraplanar, Spirit Savvy, Hella Halloweeners, Goodnatured Guide, Formula One, Ritualist Even
Black Paladin 6 4+2 Service Bounty Hunter Hard to Reach, Hermetic Mystic Adept, Bounty Hunter, Rufus, Decker, Well Traveled, No Rest For the Wicked, Go Where Eagles Dare, We Run in Similar Circles Even
Hideo Masamune 6 2+2 Custom(G,K,N,A) Talismonger Enchanter, Talismonger, Arcane Blacksmith, Moshi Moshi, Sushi Chef, Guardian Of Horrible Secrets, Tattoo Artist Even
The Golden Hind 6 2+2 Generalist
International Naval Raider
Wanted, Naval Expert, Illegal Activities, Smuggler Expert, Territory Traveler, Parley, Deadly Waves, Rule Britannia Even
Jet Set 6 3+2 Custom(A,G,K,N) C-5 Galaxy Owner/Operator Time/Distance, Island Hopper, SAR Squad, JP-5 for Blood, Mister Missile, Aircraft Sensei, Fulton Extraction???, Care Package Inbound, Heavy Lift💪 Even
NirvAnna 6 4+2 Custom(A,K,N,G) Master Cracker with a Minor in Snooping Ghost in the Machine, G̵l̶i̸t̶c̷h̴ ̷i̵n̵ ̶t̵h̵e̸ ̵M̴a̴t̷r̶i̸x̶, Shadow-banned, One with the Matrix, H̴o̸s̷t̸ ̶H̷o̸p̸p̸e̵r̸, Curiosity Killed the Cat, A̵n̴ ̵A̶z̴t̸e̸c̴h̷ ̷a̸ ̸D̶a̸y̶ ̸K̴e̸e̵p̸s̵ ̸t̸h̶e̴ ̶G̵-̵M̶e̵n̵ ̸A̸w̶a̸y̷, Data Anomaly, C̶o̸d̵e̶ ̵B̷r̷e̵a̵k̸e̶r̷, Corporate Espionage, H̷o̸l̷o̶g̴r̸a̶p̸h̶i̴c̵ ̵M̵e̵a̴t̶l̷o̶a̵f̷, Crash Survivor(?), T̸r̶i̸v̶i̵a̵ ̵T̷r̸o̶v̸e̴ Even
Ameline Laurent 4 4+2 Custom(A,N,K,G) Docwagon HTR Pilot HTR, Solid Reputation, Mercenary Connections, Angel of Mercy, Flight Clearance Even
Katsura 4 3+2 Custom(A,K,N,G) Wandering Mercenary Spirit Whisperer, The Astral Walker, Awakened Socialite, Ear to the (Astral) Ground, Esoteric Knowledge Even
Hextech 4 1+2 Custom(G,A,K,N)
Black Stalker
AI Expert, Engineer, Technomancy, Cybertechnologist, Custom Armory Even
Chaplain Carmilla 3 4+2 Custom(A,K,N,G) Demonologist Metaplane Traveller, Reinforced Lodge, Demon Expert, Scholar Even
Erik Steiner 3 1+2 Custom(A,K,N,G) Mercenary Technomancer Technomancer, Propensity for Violence, MET2000 Contacts, Matrix Savvy Even
Ghaz 2 1+2 Legwork Skraacha Sheriff Cavalry's Here, Skraacha Sheriff, Coffin House Even
Commander 5 4+2 Networking Black Ops Veteran JURY Protocol, Old-School Operative, Casevac, Tactical Insertion, Shady Knowledge, Military Intelligence, Safehouses, Shady Deals Even
Nameless 5 1+2 Custom(K,A,G,N) Ghoul Swordsman Christian Cult Classic, Underground Underdog, Judicious Judicator, Gloomy Glow Ghoul, Mana Mentor, EVO Encyclopedia Even
Nerlithothep the Succubus 1 4+2 Custom (A,N,K,G) Succubus Sweetheart...You know what i want., Outrageous Jealosy, Voyeurism, Pillow Talk, Succubus Lair, Her Properties Even
Faith 3 4+2 Custom(A,G,N,K) Mercenary CAS Loyalist, CAS Militia, Camo, Guerrilla Tactics, Wildlife Observer, Far Sighted Even
Krauter 4 1+2 Service Expert Biker Smuggler, Undaunted Courier, Sprawl Native, Trog Networker, Gang Raid Even
Bungee and Boo 2 3+2 Legwork Professional Thieves Pacifists, Joined at the Hip, Boots on the Ground, Home Turf, Shameless Thief, Loud and Proud, Spirit Buddies Even
TechnoRATS 1 4+2 Service Nezumi Rats Technocritter Troubles, L33TSP37K, Ohhh, Shiny!, Taking a Crack at Cracking, Urban Jungle, Rat King(s), Resonance Depths, Blink of the Screen Even


Organizations

Faction Position Notes
Huk Shadowrunner Kate reports directly to Bautista.
Vigilant Iron Schooling House Student Kate is a member of the gym in Redmond.
DIVE Member Kate received an invite from [Quicksilver].

Allies

Organization Reputation
Wild Index +8
Wild Rep +5
The Huk +30
Knight Errant +25
N-51 +17
S-K +15
The Black Lodge +11
The 162's +8
Street Docs of Redmond +7
The Draco Foundation +5
The Seelie Court +5
The UCAS Army +5
The Atlantean Foundation +5
Republic of Dave +5
Erika +5
The Night Throne +2
Shadowhaven Admin Rep +2
CAS FBI +5
Winternight +2
UCAS Military +1

Enemies

Organization Reputation
Cutters -1
Horizon -2
Halloweeners -5
Runners of San Francisco -5
UCAS FBI -8
MCT -10
Komun'go Ring -10
Elder God Cultists -10
The Great Dragons -10
Dogmen -15
Black Chrysanthemum -15
Lonestar -20

In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result
1 Johnson Bros. Salvage Corp employee named only "Kate" matches her physical description.
3 A photo of a SPECOPS group that stopped human traffickers off the East Coast of the CAS. She is one of the 8 pictured, with no names given.
6 SEAL First Class Katherine Tyler. Served in the CAS Navy for 20 years on SEAL Team 8 before her retirement.

Shadow Community Table

Threshold Result
1 A soldier of fortune from the CAS.
3 A highly competent ex-military operator able to operate in most environments.
5 Prime Shadowrunner. Excels in any field. Specializes operating in hostile environments.

Assensing Results

Hits Information Gained
1 Generally healthy. Is not awakened. Kate has Grey Mana Tattoos R3.
2 R7 Weapon Focus in her Claymore. No Ware
3 HMHVV II and III present but not infected. No Ware.
4 Essence 0.19. No Ware
5+ Not a Technomancer. Significant amounts of Geneware and Deltaware.

SINs

CAS - Real - Katherine Tyler.

UCAS - R6 Fake - Taylor Thompson.

CFS - R6 Fake - Samantha Frost

Ares - R6 Fake - Britney Meyers

Appearance

Cyberware and Bioware

Most of Kate's ware is actually very subtle. Only her Fangs, Claws, Cybereyes, Datajacks, and Orthoskin Mods are actually visible. She has a datajack behind her left ear and one on her right wrist. Her fangs are vampire-like and usually always visible. Her claws are often hid behind gloves due to her HMHVV. Her Sharkskin mod is visible as rough skin on her arms and legs. Dragon Hide is shown as subtle smooth scales across her shoulders, back, and chest. Her Cybereyes exhibit the normal slight glow, and hers are colored purple. They match her original eye color.

Tattoos and Scars

She bears numerous small scars from her service, but one stands out. A jagged claw scar extends from the base of her neck to her shoulder. This is where a ghoul grabbed her and cut along the top plate of her armor through the Kevlar. It healed, but left a very prominent scar. This can be seen if she wears a t-shirt. It can just barely be seen over the collar of an armored jacket or dress coat.

Kate has numerous tattoos as well. She has a full right sleeve that's very much CAS and military inspired. She has a SEAL trident on the back of her neck, but low enough to be concealed by a collard shirt. She also has a lunging shark on her left arm.

Kate recently had Grey Mana Tattoos done on her back in the form of a large shark. The tail starts just above her butt, curves up her back, and over her right shoulder. The shark's jaws open just under her collarbones. This makes it so it is visually hidden wearing clothes, but as with all grey mana tattoos, awakened can see it for what it is.

Clothing

Kate is a tall, fit former CAS Navy SEAL.

She typically wears a knee length black and silver armor jacket over a long sleeve shirt. She wears black pants and black custom Lonestar Bates combat boots. Her jacket has the image of a black and blue dragon on the back and the words “Hukbong Bayan” on the top across her shoulders.

She typically carries her Cavalier Evanator, Victorinox blades, tricked out commlink, drug injectors, BTLs, and assorted normal everyday things on her person wherever she goes.

Kate in SWAT Armor looks like a typical military Special Operator. She wears a small CAS flag patch on her right shoulder, and a small black dragon with white horns and the letters "H-U-K" on the other shoulder. Loaded out, she carries a custom FN-HAR and rotary grenade launcher on slings, with microgrenades and ammunition strapped to her rig. She wears a low profile backpack filled with tools and supplies, and usually carries a few kilos of C4 with her. She also sports a very large claymore across her back.

Kate wears her old CAS dog tags everywhere. She breaks this habit only in certain situations. In addition to the two that are normally there, she has a red one that says "CARRIER" on one side, and "HMHVV III" on the other.

Matrix Persona

She uses a blue shark for her matrix persona. Her agent appears as a blue corgi made of energy or electricity of some sort. They occasionally have glitches where they appear as a large detailed wolf, but glitch back to normal after a split second. They seem to have a dog brain one moment and intelligent the next. This is due to the fact that Von Neumann used an actual sapient AI that was stripped down in the construction of her agent.

Media Mentions

Images

Kate 2.jpg ST 8.jpg Kate's Truck.jpg Kate Shark Matrix Persona.jpg Cas Flag Patch.jpg