Ty Vallynn

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Ty Vallynn
Ty Casual.png
Chaos Mage
Ty, the Blue Fox
The Chainbreaker
"The society that separates its scholars from its warriors
will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools."
MetatypeVulpine Shapeshifter (Elf)
Awakened or EmergedAwakened
Street Cred9
Public Awareness0
Wild Rep1
Career Karma170
GMP Karma39
Career Nuyen515,732
D.O.B.March 3, 2076
FolderTy Vallynn

Character Information


Ty is a full Chaos mage that plays like a Street Sam. His go to tactic is to channel a F8 Air Spirit and boost all his stats so he can shoot and fight next to all the other Street Sams. He uses and sustains illusion magic to help with this. Ty uses virtually no combat spells. He tends to be much more physically adept than most other mages.

Ty is an awakened shapeshifter from the Salish territory. His early memories are from growing up in the forests and interacting with the smaller communities, eventually becoming part of the metahuman world. Because of his curiosity, Shadowrunning appealed to him. He even met another shape shifting Fixer who helped him get his feet wet in the world.

Ty is a huge fan of Tacoma. The massive industry there fascinates him, though he finds the pollution annoying. His favorite place in Seattle is Fenris Nacht.

Ty does not shy away from using mental manipulation magic. He plays to win, and few things are off limits when bullets and fireballs fly.

Ty especially adheres to the metahuman ideal of honor. He cares little for the grand schemes in the metahuman world, preferring to just satisfy his curiosity. He would never willingly break his word, and nothing, not money, fame, status, or anything can buy him. Once he gives his word, he follows through. Ty doesn't seek the limelight, and as such he is absolutely willing to cast and sustain spells to make his team better.

Ty possesses an old, handwritten copy of Robin Hood, dating from the middle ages. He has never had it appraised, so he is not completely sure of the date or value.

Ty is doing grunt work for the SSC Rangers to make up for his involvement with the A Sound of Thunder job. He probably won't ever be totally off the hook, but the Rangers aren't actively hunting him anymore.

Next Initiation: IG7 -> 21 MAR 23

The Chainbreaker

Ty is respected by all spirits he summons. However he has an air spirit that is particularly fond of him. He has nicknamed it Gwen, and it prefers to be referred to as a she. Ty has summoned this same spirit countless times. It was present during the encounter with the Slaver mage and was influential in Ty's decision to forego binding of any kind from here on out. Gwen's form takes a similar version of his own blue fox astral form.

Ty will often go out of his way to avoid violence with anyone, preferring not to get shot while still completing the job. But he purposely tries not to fight spirits based on principle alone. For every Mage like him that respects them and genuinely views them as allies, there are a dozen out there who do not.

Ty's Mentor - The Avatar of Reverie

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The Avatar of Reverie, or The Alcoholic, is a Mentor Spirit that is a distant cousin to the Seducer. It has the same benefits and drawbacks of that Mentor Spirit but with a few flavor differences. Where The Seducer seeks to seduce and manipulate in the traditional sense, Reverie is openly friendly. The Spirit is the embodiment of the phrase “Why have enemies when you can have friends?”. Plus every good Con needs some base to make it believable. Deception can be seen through and manipulations can be uncovered. But with plausible evidence, a good attitude, and some malicious compliance thrown in? You could probably get away with anything. Alcohol helps too, naturally.

Not commonly encountered, it was drawn to the artificially enhanced astral conditions in Sophocles. It has been present but has only recently shown itself to people. Since appearing it has taken a new disciple in the form of the Chaos Mage Ty Vallynn.


All - +2 dice for Con Tests.

Magician - +2 dice for spells, preparations, and spell rituals of the Illusion category.

Adept - 1 free level of Improved Ability for a skill in the Acting or Influence skill group.


You must succeed in a Charisma + Willpower (3) Test to avoid pursuing a vice or indulgence (drugs, BTLs, sex, and so on) when it is made available.


Ty needs to improve his physical stats. Spirit boosts only go so far, and he needs to put in his half of the work.

Ty needs to expand his contacts. He is constantly searching for new friends.


Ty was born in the Salish lands. He was the only shapeshifter in a litter of red foxes. His distinct coloration is a direct result of his awakened powers and shapeshifter qualities.

He grew up like any other fox in the woods. He learned to control his abilities quickly, but didn't interact with a metahuman until he was about a year old. He started interacting with the small villages, and later moved on to the cities. His thirst for knowledge would lead him on to bigger and greater things.

When he was 3, he decided to become a part of the bigger world. He received a SIN a year later, and decided to move to Seattle and experience life on a much larger scale.

Ty lives in Tarislar.

Ty is a member of the Sinsearach tribe.

Narrative Significant Qualities


Astral Chameleon - Ty was exposed to some of the best magical teachers that the Salish had to offer. Both because he was a natural, and because they wanted to observe and study him a little bit. Ty's aura fades and blends into the background better than most.

Chain Breaker - Forever an ally to spirits, Ty refuses to entertain the thought of binding them. He tolerates Ally conjuring since the associated mage forms such a strong, personal bond with the spirit.

Daredevil - Practical experience as a Runner is making Ty bolder. He is understanding his strengths and limitations more and more.

Location Attunement I - Ty's Apartment in Tarislar.

Mage - Ty is a Chaos mage. It makes learning about magic easier, and harder at the same time. He does take quite a bit of inspiration from Inari, and he models many of his symbols after her Shinto tradition. But he uses his own personal chaotic flair when he does things.

Mentor Spirit (The Avatar of Reverie) - Ty follows an Avatar Spirit made of beer he met on his second initiation run. This is a Seducer variant.

Quick Healer - The nature of who he is gives him an uncanny knack for healing back minor wounds.

Shoot First Don't Ask - Quick reflexes keep you alive.

Solid Rep: SSC Rangers - Ty maintains a good reputation with the Rangers. After the Thunderbird incident, he worked hard to improve is reputation and frequently does jobs with them as an on call Mage.

Spirit Affinity: Air - Ty has a natural affinity with spirits of the air. This relationship provides mutual respect between him and the spirits.

Tough as Nails(Physical I, Stun I) - The more you get hit the tougher you get.

Witness My Hate - Ty doesn't usually use magic for raw damage, but when compelled he makes a great showing of it.

Broadened Auditory System, Keen-eared, Low-light Vision, and Vomeronasal Organ are traits of his race.


Allergy: Silver, Severe - Shapeshifters aren’t normally allergic to silver, but due to unfortunate genetics, Ty is.

Code of Honor(Akichita Code) - Ty adopted a code used by many of those in his native home.

Distinctive Style - His ears, tail, and teeth cause him to physically stick out, and his astral form is distinct. In FBA, he could be easily picked out as a mage in blue and black armor fighting along side his companions. He also almost always uses air spirits in combat.

SINner: Salish-Shidhe Council - His original SIN. Ty is in good standing back in the SSC.

Uneducated - Ty grew up in the wild. Formal education is a foreign concept to him.

Run History

NameGMMetaplotDate of Run
Lookin out for Number 1Karl26 November 2083
This Is MidnightAsmodeusHail to the Pumpking24 October 2083
The Hunger of FleshZerre7 October 2083
Shadows and SymbologyAsmodeusThe Crow of Seattle30 August 2083
Hot Wasp SauceAurora25 August 2083
"Petrovski Security won't save you now, fraggers!"IsaacSuffer the Children24 August 2083
Setting the SnareArchtmag20 August 2083
Work for the waspsKaterSalemShadowHaven Shutdown20 August 2083
Remaining StrangersAsmodeus3 August 2083
Pepper sack businessKaterSalemEnemy within7 November 2082
Just The Right ColourAsmodeusHail to the Pumpking17 October 2082
Experitech wheelsDoc Mnc7 October 2082
An Undergound RobberyAuroraBaker Wars15 September 2082
A Sound of ThunderSarcarian21 August 2082
I Swear They are Normal Salamanders pt2Draknic16 August 2082
Where Are My Triple A'sPatGriffin14 August 2082
The Adventure Of Ty And KennyAurora14 August 2082
A Trip to the Petting ZooArchtmag12 August 2082
Riding with Private MaloneDraknic10 August 2082



Contact Connection Loyalty Archetype Profession Aspects Chips
Dakota 6 4 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
Inari Ōkami 5 4 Fixer Emotional Support Fox Japanese imports Hotline, Nihonjin, Paracritter Expect, Kitsune no joō, Hatred for Renraku, Ofuda Collector, Kyūbinokitsune, Overworked Even
Bolt 2 2 Fixer Gang Leader Fixer's Fury, HTR Harrier, Stealth & Subterfuge Even
Pump King Jack 5 1 Legwork Halloween Spirit Herald of Halloween, Extraplanar, Spirit Savvy, Hella Halloweeners, Any Place, Any Time, Goodnatured Guide, Formula One Even
Ameline Laurent 4 3 Custom(A,N,K,G) Docwagon HTR Pilot HTR, Solid Reputation, Mercenary Connections, Angel of Mercy, Flight Clearance Even
Katsura 4 3 Custom(A,K,N,G) Wandering Mercenary Spirit Whisperer, The Astral Walker, Awakened Socialite, Ear to the (Astral) Ground, Esoteric Knowledge Even
Erik Steiner 3 1 Custom(A,K,N,G) Mercenary Technomancer Technomancer, Propensity for Violence, MET2000 Contacts, Matrix Savvy 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
Deulara Leorel 4 2 Networking OtherCon Representitive EVO Hatred, OtherCon Folk, Protector Of The People, Leader Of The Pack, Wolf Ears Even
Eithne Cyneras 5 3 Gear Black Market Talismonger Magical Vendor, Special Procurement, Black Market, Dark Ties, Tir Native, Express Order, Priority Order, Elite Clientele, My Assistant will Take Your Order, Ancient Ties Even
Saint Nick 2 4 Gear "Santa Claus" Blissfully Unaware, KRIME Konnections, Milk and Cookies, Spirit of the Season, We Got Guns Even



Organization Reputation
Wild Index +0
Wild Rep +1
SSC Rangers +1
West Coast Monolith +1
GDI +1
White Vory +1
Starscreamers +1


Organization Reputation
Black Vory -1

In Character Information

Symbols and Signatures

Matrix Search Table

Threshold Result
1 A blue-haired individual who leads a solitary life and frequently visits areas around Tacoma. He often performs acts of community service for animal shelters and parks.
3 An awakened from Olympia who has an affinity for making illusions. He makes a great act at talent contests and parties.
6 Ty Vallynn, mage. Numerous articles mention him supporting anti-Humanis movements. There is an article mentioning a person matching his description involved in some poaching in the Salish-Shidhe Council, but it can't be directly proven.

Shadow Community Table

Threshold Result
1 A blue haired awakened that uses a lot of support magic. New to the area.
3 A full mage who specializes in using air spirits and illusion magic. He rarely actually does the shooting himself, but makes it easier for his team.
5 Ty is a full Chaos mage with an affinity for air spirts, and has very little directly offensive magic. He carries a gun for that, and is fairly effective. He is also some sort of Surge, or something like that. Some kind of animal thing.

Assensing Results

Hits Information Gained
1 Generally healthy. Is awakened. Fox Shifter.
2 No Cyberware. R5 Power Focus.
3 Magic 7. Essence 5.4.
4 No Bioware.
5+ Synaptic Acceleration, Narco.


Salish-Shidhe Council - Ty carries a real Salish SIN.

Tir Tairngire(Fake) R6 - Ty received it as part of a gear reward from his Fixer after a run. The name on the SIN is Lysanthir Valarian



Ty has none.


Ty's Foci are sourced for him by his Fixer, Inari Ōkami. Most of them reflect her Shinto tradition, with a twist for him.

R5 Power Foci - An arrowhead on a necklace made out of aquamarine. This was traded for from a medicine man out in the Sioux Nation.


His metahuman form is that of a somewhat short, skinny male elf with bright blue eyes. His hair is black with natural blue accents. Ty usually dyes his hair to avoid suspicion.

In his metahuman form, Ty wears a dark blue and black armored jacket with a matching hooded cloak. He frequently also wears a scarf covering part of his face. The only reason he covers up so much is to hide his shapeshifter traits. He actually finds the multiple layers stifling. He almost always carries a holstered pistol.

His true form is a medium size dark blue fox.

In full gear he wears blue and black full body armor manufactured by Shiawase. It is clearly not military, but a trained eye could spot it as being similar to that used by the Corp's security. He also wears a long black cloak to cover up his tails. He carries an FN HAR, and a holstered pistol.

Matrix Persona

Ty uses a picture of a blue and black fox as his custom persona. He takes only a very casual interest in the Matrix, preferring to focus his pursuit of knowledge on magical topics.

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