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Ami

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A bitter lady of the night, who has found a better occupation: removing the lives of those who once used her.

Appearance:

She is a dashing young girl with soft skin and long dark hair. She has a small scar beneath her chin, and walks with a slight limp. She is quiet and reserved, usually sharp-tongued when she speaks.

Background:

From the age of four, Ami lived with Mme Bulotte, in a brothel on a backstreet of Lires. When she reached the age of twelve, she was coerced into working for her legal guardian, providing “services” for many of the most renowned figures in the city: politicians, craftsmen, artists. She was abused by Mme Bulotte and forced to live this humiliating and sordid lifestyle.

She met Henri Beaucourt eight years later as she wandered down a boulevard in an affluent area, and he took pity on her. After several months, they fell in love and got married.

But Ami was not so in love as she seemed. It was simply a way out of the horrendous life she had lived, and gave her opportunity for revenge on those who had used her over the years.

A recent series of unexplained murders of city noblemen of high renown may find their answers here…

Roleplaying Notes:

She is very good at concealing her emotions. She is bent on revenge, and doesn’t believe that anybody acts out of good motives: she has seen enough debauchery to know that there are always deeper, less salubrious reasons for good actions. She is very selfish, and sees only the bad things in the world. Killing people isn’t wrong, in her eyes, it is justice.



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Ria Hawk
April 19, 2003, 17:11
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Eee. One should not anger the borderline psychotics, as they may turn serial killer. What if, once she gets through with Mme Bulotte's clients (and of course, Mme Bulotte herself), she decides that all noblemen must be punished, just on general principles? After all, the way she looks at things, she would probably think that just because a nobleman never got the chance to abuse her doesn't mean he wouldn't, and not having the chance does not excuse him. Eventually, even her husband might not be safe from Ami.
Strolen
April 19, 2003, 18:31
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Not every murder is commited by some evil person bent on taking over the kingdom or robbing them.
MoonHunter
April 20, 2003, 2:38
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Almost a plot, rather than a character.

It is refreshing to have a female serial killer in the pre 20th century that actually make sense for her to act the way she does. Not just a "just because" reason.
manfred
April 22, 2003, 6:31
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Hopefully, she has at least some positive emotions for her man.

It might happen, that the mysterious killer is at last tracked to his house. Of course, the man would be the first suspect, not the sweet and shy girl. Maybe he at some point voiced his opinions against the upper classes, not aggressively, but enough to be remembered. Once the guards start to investigate him, more and more evidence will be found...

What will she do? Abandon him? Rescue him? If the PCs were not involved till this moment, she might beg them for help. The old, old plot of proving the innocence of a girl's beloved will be nicely reversed: SHE is the maniac.
Agar
April 22, 2003, 18:53
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I like that idea manfred! The Pc's find out the truth after getting involved in trying to keep the lovers united and are stuck with a quandry. Was she justified in killing the leacherous nobles? Do they turn her in to the authorities to let the realm's justice be served, and free her husband? If they manage to soemhow get the blame off both of them, there are dead nobles around, who do they blame?

Hooray for the moral diliemma!
Yuna Holystone
May 21, 2003, 23:17
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Eeee very scary....-covers mouth- i don't wanna scream....anyway i like her.....she's cool! -blushes- uhgg! Anyways she has think positive some time....because then how..can she like live with all that negative aura? -runs off- stupid stupid comment!
angryscotsman93
January 13, 2009, 23:01
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Nah, that's a good one. If she just goes around every day with her appearance screaming "bloody murder" at any noble that looks at her cross-eyed, eventually there's gonna be a murder and a neighbor's going to say, "Uh, yeah, I'm pretty sure it's that chick. How could you NOT interrogate her?"
Voted valadaar
May 9, 2014, 8:29
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There are a still a number of unanswered questions here - though GMs can fill the blanks.

It is as Moonhunter mentions, almost more of an plot/motivation rather than a fully formed NPC.

Still it is good and could be used for an evening's adventure, especially if she has been especially clever.





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Hooper McFin's Two Shot Portal

       By: dudeington

Now, this ol' ramblin fellow tends to walk his talk a bit too far down the train sometimes.. So I'll be brief in my recantin' of how it was my Tavern "came to bein'" on the multiverse as a weave of it's own spell.. And how I'm even alive to tell the story!

You see it's simple really, trust me.. that's my specialty, keepin it elementary. And you can trust this old Bard.

Anyway, this one night these wizards get a ramblin' on about the temporal exististance of space and time and how it could be manifested in a weave of super dimensional space. whereupon the folded space would give rise to an infinite number of entrances and exits to one or many spaces. Now, seein' how my talkin' sometimes get's locked into the way us folks used to talk back in the ol' west. These wizards didn't know I was a master of the word. and I had heard everything they said. They were also a bit over the wagon, while I was steerin' the show.

So that's how it came to pass, I struck a bargain with the wizards. They come to me in the morning and conjure up their idea into reality and I'd pledge them my life, my existance.. in essence my soul. but in a much nicer sense of the word. So they came by in the morning a half remembering our talks the prior evenin'. And I recanted their words verbatum, and that's how it came to be. The spell was complete that afternoon. My tavern would be the super dimensional cube that would exist in this weave of space and time, folks could come and go as they please, knowin in mind some of the rules and limitations set forth.

A few of 'em as follows.

No feller can be causin a ruckus inside any of my fine establishments, as always rule number one god damnit.

n' second the portal works kinda tricky. When ya outside ya cast the spell and lend your will to luck a bit and regardless the doors to the bar will appear, the windows a luminescent amber.. you can hear the chattee but ya can't see in. And the catch is the door might be locked, in which case you chalk it up to lady luck and go walk off and try again in an hour. Now most times the door pops right open and from the outside you always come in the front door, immediately greeted by myself or one of our many fine patrons of Hooper McFin's Ale & Steakhouse.

Now when ya cast the spell from inside the Tavern, another catch comes up. The back door is mainly a secret for the non-initiated staff and the regulars but for sake of the prose let's assume we all know there's a secret door in the back with a portal there. Now when you go on through this one, you got two scenario's you oughta be aware of. One is ya pop outside relative to the same spot you came out. The other is, you walk back on into this one or another of our many Hooper McFin's Ale & Steakhouse.

so it's a clever quantum railroad I got my tavern and my people's caught on. But, Hey the show's sure as always goin. ohhh' rutin tootin skidoodle -

** And that's it.. that's the only notes I found on the spell, apparently out there somewhere is a Tavern caught on the mighty ebb and flow of the multiverse. Well. at least I can put to rest my torment as to the condition now referred to as "Hooper McFin's Teleportation Paranoia".

Dr. Clarke T. Mulligan - Professional researcher of Time & Space.

Hooper McFin's Ale & Steakhouse

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