Jedediah Early

Awakened Private Investgator


Jedediah Early:
Street Name: Boyscout (I don’t call myself this, those few that know and talk about me call me this)
Human Male Age 60 Height 5’9" Weight 135
Career Karma: 40 (15 converted from Nuyen)

Current Status: Edge 3 of 3 Stun: 0 Physical: 0 Nuyen: $20,860 Current Karma: 11


B A R S W L I C M Ess E
3 2 1 1 5 2 6 4 6 6 3

Composure: 9 Judge Intentions: 10+ Memory: 7 Lift/Carry: 4 (15 kg/10 kg)

Initiative: 7 + 1d6 (15+3D6) Matrix AR Initiative: 1 + 1d6
Astral Initiative:12 + 3d6 >>Plus Boost (20+3D6)6
PhysDam: 10 StunDam: 11
Dodge Dice: 7 >>>>Plus Boost (11)

Physical: 2 Mental: 5+ Social: 7 Astral:7

Positive Qualities: Linguist, College Education (RF), Focused Concentration 1
Negative Qualities: Aged 2

Active Skills
Arcana [Initiation] : 4 Pool: 6 (8 )
Artificing :1 Pool 7
Assensing : 6 Pool: 12 >>>>Plus Boost
Astral Combat [Spirits] : 3 Pool: 9 (11)
Banishing : 6 Pool: 12
Binding [Man] : 6 Pool: 12 (14)

Computer : 2 Pool: 4 (data search is based off Int, so 8 dice for Data search) >>>>Plus Boost, plus aid from agent, plus possibly search program

Con [Fast Talk] : 3 Pool: 7 (9)
Counterspelling : 6 Pool: 12
Disguise : 2 Pool: 8 >>>>Plus Boost
Etiquette : 4 Pool: 8
First Aid : 0 Pool: 1
Intimidation : 0 Pool: 3
Leadership : 4 Pool: 8
Navigation : 0 Pool: 5 >>>>Plus Boost
Negotiation : 4 Pool: 8
Perception : 6 Pool: 12 >>>>Plus Boost
Pilot Ground V. :1 Pool: 2
Ritual Spellcasting : 6 Pool: 12
Sneaking [Urban] : 6 Pool: 8 (10)
Spellcasting : 6 Pool: 12
Summoning [Man] : 6 Pool: 12 (14)
Survival [Urban] : 1 Pool: 6 (8 ) >>>>Plus Boost
Tracking : 0 Pool: 5 >>>>Plus Boost

Knowledge Skills
Area Kn: Seattle [Redmond] :4 Pool: 10 (12) >>>>Plus Boost
English [Street Lingo] : N
Russian : 4 Pool: 11 >>>>Plus Boost
Or’zet : 4 Pool: 11 >>>>Plus Boost
Japanese : 2 Pool: 9 >>>>Plus Boost
Polish :1 Pool 8 >>>>>Plus Boost
Forensics : 6 Pool: 8
Gangs : 1 Pool:7 >>>>Plus Boost
Organized Crime : 1 Pool: 7 >>>>Plus Boost
Ork Underground : 1 Pool: 7 >>>>Plus Boost
Magical Theory [Astral] :6 Pool: 8 (10)
Magical Threats : 6 Pool: 8
Parazoology [Spirits] : 6 Pool: 8 (10)

(Tradition: Chaos Magic, Resist Drain with WIL + INT (11)) >>>>Plus Boost (15)

Astral Window DV: F-3
Clairvoyance DV: F-3

Clout (cast with fetish) DV: F-5
Lightning Bolt DV: F-3
Stunbolt DV: F-3

Heal DV: F-4
Increase Reflexes DV: F
Increase Intuition DV: F-3

Improved Invisibility DV: F-1

Influence DV: F-1
Levitate DV: F-2

Remote Sensing

Bound Spirits: None

Connor and Quinn Keegan (4, 2) Fixer
Escher (3, 2) Hacker
Ito Takneda (4, 3) Yakuza Lawyer
Mikhail Anatoli Mouskov (3, 4) PI
Rosalie Valdez (3, 2) Lead Crime Lab Technician
Samia (?/?) Talismonger

Nixdorf Secretar Commlink Device Rating 4 (ATT: 0, SLZ: 0, DP: 6, FWL: 2)
w/program carrier mod
w/ Virual Machine, Sneak, Search, Browse, Signal Scrub, Encrypt

Cheap prepaid Comms x4

Polish Tutorsoft

Fake License (Jedediah Early) (Magic, Combat Spells, PI) Rating 3 x3
Fake SIN (Jedeiah Early) Rating 3
Fake SIN R??
Fake SIN (Throwaway) Rating 1
Certified Credstick, Gold
Certified Credstick, Standard x3

Armor Jacket
Slap Patch, Stim Patch Rating 6 x2
R3 Stim Patch x3
Contacts Rating 3
+Image Link
+Flare Compensation
+Low Light

Magical Lodge Materials Rating 6
Weapon Focus (Club/Cane) Force 1
Sustaining Focus (Health) Force 1
Reagents, per dram x59
Nice $4k Reagent (Equivalent to 80)
Fetish (brass head on cane) (for Clout)

Restraint, Plasteel x2
Restraint, Plastic x10
Flashlight, Low-light
Microphone, Laser Rating 1
Stealth Tags x10
Binoculars, Optical
Camera, Micro Rating 1 x3
Sensor Tags with microphone x4
Bug Scanner R6
Tool Kit (Forensics)

4 karma spent on Jack of All Trades
4 karma spent on Computer 0>1>2.
5 karma spent on Astral Window Spell (SG P107)
1 karma spent on Artificing >R1
5 karma spent on Increase Intuition Spell (convert from Nuyen)
5 karma spent on Watcher ritual (Convert from Nuyen)
1 karma spent on crafting Health Sustaining Focus (Convert from Nuyen)
2 karma spent to bind Health Sustaining Focus (Convert from Nuyen)
1 karma spent of Pilot Groundcraft
1 karma spent on Language: Polish, Rank 1

Shopping List:

Artisan (wood carving) R1 1 karma (2K)
Bond an F2 Power Foc 12 karma (24k)
Initiate Grade 1 13 karma (less any discount)

Spell wish list:

Locate Individual
Detect LIfe
Spatial Sense
Detect Enemy
Detect Thoughts


Background: Was born in 2010 just as the world was starting to go haywire. Childhood was kinda chaotic, with my parents trying to make it seem normal. Was a boyscout for a while. Family got caught in Seattle when the US fell apart in 2014, so I grew up here. Dad worked odd jobs. We were lower middle class. Everything changed in 2022. I was on a camp out with the scouts when my best friend was attacked by dogs. I wasn’t particularly formidable, but I was hitting them with my hiking stick trying to beat them off of him. I became more frustrated as I was ineffective. Suddenly, my swings with the stick started knocking them off. I had awakened and was using my magic to hurt the dogs. They ran, and I collapsed. That same best friend, while recovering from his injuries, goblinized into an ork (it was the beginning of goblinization). His family was relocated to an internment camp and I never saw them again.
The biggest change of all, toward the end of the year, my parents died in the second wave of VITAS in 2022. I was taken in by a family that my parents knew. I hid my abilities from them and tried to be normal. My foster parents owned a construction company, and I worked for them for my early adult life, rarely using my abilities. I finished high school in 2028, and worked for them from then until 2040. During this time, magic was becoming more accepted. I used the money I made and my spare time to take correspondence courses for magic.
Somewhere about 2040, when I was in beginning my 30’s, I got restless and tired of the dreary, boring life, and I started developing my awakened abilities, and using them to do quasi legal jobs on the side. A brush with police put me on the outs with my foster family, and I was told to shape up or ship out. Ship out I did, and spent the next ten years working as a shadowrunner for the excitement.

Due to mysterious circumstances in 2050, I left the shadows. I spent the next 20 years living anonymously in the Barrens. I know them well, I know how to get by. At the age of 60, I’m tired of getting by, and I started working with a private investigator named Mike a couple of years ago. I have recently struck out on my own as a PI with the help of a lawyer I know. Ito Takaneshi put me in touch with some associates of his and I borrowed enough money to open up my own PI practice.

Recently spent a short stay in the hospital and rehab. I was working on a case, investigating some unusual activity, when I had a run in with a toxic mage. Toxic Mage 1, Jed 0. Trashed my car and my body. Still a little weak, but I’m down to my last 40 Nuyen, its dinner time and rent is almost due…

Mikhail Anatoli Mouskov: Mike is an orc of russian decent. Not part of the Vor, but has associations, partly just by being a tough guy russian. He is my mentor as a PI. My one true friend. We met while he was working a case in the Barrens. He had been caught off guard by a gang while looking for a missing person. I stepped in and helped him survive the situation. Soon after, I started working for him. Very few people know that the nickname his mother called him was Nishka. Contact made with him by commcall. Uses: physical legwork, street rumors, extra contacts, getting a beer.

Ito Takaneshi: Lawyer introduced to me by Mike. Contact made by commcall or office visit. Uses: Influence, legal help, introductions, information, Shadowrunner scuttlebut

Escher: Escher is a hacker contact that I met through Mike. We use him when we need to follow digital clues. We have never met, as he will only meet in VR. Contact is made with him through a guild in a Matrix RPG. He seems to be available 24/7, leading us to speculate that he is actually a group of hackers, or an AI, or something unusual. Uses: Information, digital surveillance

Rosalie Valdez: mid 30’s Puerto Rican descent. Works as lead technician in the city’s crime lab. Mike uses her to process his own forensics evidence on the sly for a fee. DNA testing, residue analysis. As lead technician, she has access to the police records system, and can provided copies of police reports off record, even the sections of the report that aren’t public release. She seems to enjoy flirting with this old man, but of course she wouldn’t be interested, right? Contact is made by contacting her in her Second Life matrix game. Uses: Information, forensics legwork, Background checks, possible misplacement of evidence against someone (possibility is unexplored by this character).

Connor and Quinn Keegan. Pair of Irish descent gypsy brothers who run a black market store out of a small collection of vans and sedans that set up and various locations in the Barrens (abandoned warehouses, parking garages, etc). They put an add in the classifieds each day in code to tell their customers where they set up. Always seen together, Connor does the business and speaks with a strong Irish accent. Quinn takes care of security, and is quiet and moody. Funny thing is that when he talks, he has no accent. Contact: call is placed to an answering service, and then Connor or one of his assistants will call you back. Delivery is possible for a fee, depending on the item and your location. They will not deliver to Bellvue or Downtown due to security risk. Uses: Gear, jobs, information, more contacts.

Jedediah Early

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