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Santesso - EBEAB.jpg
Street Cred0
Public Awareness0
Titles and Awards0
D.O.B.February 5, 2045.
FolderGoogle Drive
PriorityMetatype - E
Attributes - B
Magic/Resonance - E
Skills - A
Resources - B

Character Information


Former Chicago investigative news rigger turned Seattle paparazzo.


Regroup. Recover. Rebuild. And then...find some fraggin’ answers.


Chicago. Second City. Chi-town. The Great American City, perhaps the last of them. To Jax Downing, though, it was better known by an earlier name:  Mud City. Because it was out of thin air and into the muck at their feet that the grotesque thing that ate his partner came and went. He could still hear the crunching bones and gurgled scream as she disappeared from sight.

"It’s a solid lead," he had told her. The scoop of the century, and no one else had it. The lies—the sheer bulldrek they were being fed about the bugs being gone—and he had been handed coordinates to a brand new megahive beneath the Westside. She had been touching up her makeup and he, prepping the cams when it happened. One second she was there, her ruby lips catching the errant light, and then...nothing. A crimson smear on the ground where she’d been standing. And then it was there...all chitin and ichor and serrated mandibles, in his face, the fetid stench of other realms thick in the air. Jax scrambled toward the van. He threw himself through the open side door, hearing more than feeling the creature crunch through his left ankle. His foot tore from his body in a spray of blood as he slammed the door home, then jumped into hot sim and fled the scene.

He was in shock when they came for him. He had no proof—the cameras had been off. They looked through his files and found the vlogs he had recorded for her, but never sent—yes, he loved her, but what of it? He wasn’t so deluded that he thought he stood a chance! And what—did they honestly believe he had bitten off his own foot?! But they kept twisting it, turning it, trying to make it fit the narrative they’d constructed, and Jax saw the writing on the wall. He loaded everything that he could into his van and headed west. He didn’t stop until he hit Seattle.

Now, six months later, he has started to carve a little niche for himself under the name Stephen Valle. He sells his talent, mostly through candid celebrity footage sold under the table to keep from making too big a name for himself. As Santesso, he also works the shadows. He keeps his ear to the ground, trying to stay one step ahead of the drek—because, in this world of demons and deceit, Santesso knows two things: knowledge is the only defense against the darkness, and...

Always. Record. Everything.

Narrative Significant Qualities


  • Common Sense
  • Juryrigger
  • Observant
  • Perfect Time
  • Subtle Pilot (Air)
  • Technical School Education


  • Electronic Witness
  • Flashbacks I: Crunching/Cracking/Snapping Noises
  • Insomnia (Basic)
  • Poor Self Control (Compulsive II, Public Single Aspect): Following Leads

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
State of DecaySarcarianFestering Infestation6 January 2082
Taking a Bite Out of CrimeSarcarian4 December 2081
A Grown Up Fairy TaleSarcarian27 November 2081
Red vs. GreenSarcarian14 November 2081
The VaultSi1asWhen You Reach Me7 November 2081
The Parent TrapSi1asWhen You Reach Me17 October 2081
Giving the RougaroundSi1asWhen You Reach Me3 October 2081
God Help You, You Dumb BoyDrBurst17 September 2081
Like Pulling TeethSilasBuilding a Better You11 September 2081
Scorched EarthSedatedAliceThe Farm and The Furious30 July 2081
A Walk in the WoodsPillareString Theocracy16 July 2081
Kevin GrimesOBThe Life and Times of One Kevin Crimes3 July 2081
Tall Tale Fable of Taco Temple TableZombono29 June 2081
On a Hot Summer's Night. . .SedatedAliceThe Farm and The Furious22 June 2081
Bazaar BlitzZombono18 June 2081
Supermarket SweepAtlatlClear Skies10 June 2081
I'm a real executive now!!!AtlatlAgainst all odds - The OtherCon story
The Farm and The Furious
9 June 2081
ShindigKryosite7 June 2081
Scoop of the CenturyKryositeThicker Than Water31 May 2081
Route 66: Side Story Blast from the PastDoc McGuffinsLike mad max but more guns17 May 2081



Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Angela 4 2 Fixer(K,N,G,A) Library Organizer and Teacher A Bird in a Cage, Techno Teacher, It's In a Book, Hidden Knowledge, Under the Belly of the Beast, Host Dweller Even
Axxess 4 1 Legwork Infobroker Celebrity Rumors, Infobroker, The VIP Treatment, Seattle Night Life, At My Fingertips Even
Betty White 4 1 Custom(A,K,N,G) Lawyer Lawyer, Contracts, Vehicles, Corporate Law, Shark Even
Catch-22 5 1 Gear Electronics and Software dealer Electronics Dealer, Triad Networker, Hacker, Comms dealer, Pirated Software, Bootleg Drones Even
Gunrunner 6 1 Gear Weaponsmith Weapons Depot, Ammo Depot, Gunsmith, The Bigger They Are, Bros Before Hoes, Exotic Weapon Stash, Ok BOOMer Even
Jesse Pop 6 3 Fixer Trid Pirate Trid Pirate, Hacktivist, Fence, Networker, NEEEEEEERRRRRRRD, Electronics, Enormous Trove of Pirated Trideo Even
King HumungaMax 2 1 Gear Halloweeners' Mid Boss Fire and Flames, Barrens Warlord, Political Scientist Even
News Van Dan 3 3 Legwork Guerilla Reporter (Infobroker) Infobroker, Conspiracy Theorist, Drone Operator, Hacktivist Even
Pitty 'Grease Lightning' McShane 5 2 Gear Mechanic Cars, Mechanic, Drones, Hard to reach, Motorcycles, GoGanger, Aerial vehicles 1
Zigzag 1 1 Service Driver/Organlegger Ghoul Organlegger, Actually a Good Driver, Dead Drop, Infected Networker Even


Faction Faction Rep Significant Runs Notes
162s 1 Red vs. Green Uncomfortable with this relationship, and how he got positive rep with them.
Ancients 3 Red vs. Green Rescued one of their members from being killed by a rival gang (Crimson Crush).
BioGen 2 Like Pulling Teeth Used BioGen's resources to upgrade his Stephen Valle Fake SIN to a rating 6.
Redmond Rejuvenation Project 1 Scorched Earth
Skraacha 2 Scorched Earth



In Character Information

Vehicles and Drones

Santesso - Mercedes Metris.jpg Santesso - AZT Crawler.jpg Santesso - MCT Fly-Spy.jpg


Santesso Main.pngDrone Roto 1.pngDrone FlySpy 1.pngDrone CU3 1.jpgDrone Crawler 1.png

Symbols and Signatures

Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result

Shadow Community Table

Threshold Result


Stephen Valle (r6, UCAS)

  • Licenses (r6): Augmentations, Cyberdecks, Drones, Vehicles



Matrix Persona

Media Mentions

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