Seattle: My Corner of Darkness
Name: Mallory Cosse
Concept: Ex-Ivy League Fencing Student now Sister’s Caretaker
Order: Adamantine Arrow
Mallory Cosse grew up in upper class neighborhood of White Hill in south Seattle and attended the Ivy League University in north Seattle on a Fencing Scholarship. She was named the Fencing Team’s Captain upon her sophomore year a honor that was practical unheard of until Mallory, Mal as everyone called her showed up. Mal was given everything in life she ever wanted but it wasn’t for free she was expected and driven to excel in all things from her social life to her academic career. Her parents expected much from their only child and Mal delivered upon that expectation.
Mal remained the only child until her sister Harmony was born, an unexpected pregnancy, in Mal’s sixteenth year as the lone child. Mal didn’t envy her sister’s arrival in fact she welcomed it as it also took much of her parents expectation driven attention off of her and allowed her a measure of freedom she had not previously experienced. Do to their years apart Mal didn’t really get to known her sister outside of the small child she knew before going off to University but Mal still made it a point to see that her sister was left with any advice or guidance she could provide do to her experience in the form of a journal she stated upon her sisters birth and gave to Harmony upon her leaving home.
The three years at University were a mixture of overwhelming freedom, high pressure too succeeds, and self discovery but it was an environment that Mal excelled at in all aspects, academically, socially, and mostly athletically. Mal quickly earned entry into a prestigious Sorority, made the Dean’s List and was apart of many academic and social activities at the University some of which she lead.
It wasn’t until junior year that Mal’s life and the life of her sister would change forever. When the Depression starting to take under one business after another Mal never really thought that her father’s livelihood would ever be jeopardized but no one in this economy is untouchable and after struggling for two years to stay ahead of the falling market Mal’s father too became a victim to the ever going Depression. The day he lost everything Mal’s father went home to find his wife in the kitchen and shot her dead from behind before taking his own life in a murder suicide. Since that day two years ago Mal has been trying desperately to take care of her sister who was luckily at school during her mother’s murder and father’s suicide.
Mal was never very good at finances and with her parents’ wealth she never real had to be but after trying to live on their mother’s death benefits alone Mallory and Harmony’s life style has steadily had to drop and do to several bad choice on Mal’s part their income now dictates that they move to Georgetown. Mal’s poor decisions has also caused the over worked child welfare to take note of their situation and they have threatened to take Harmony away from Mal if she does not do something to stabilize their situation. Harmony has been the only saving grace during this time as she is a very intelligent and well behaved girl also to Mal’s delight a very good cook who takes care of most of the household chores as if doing so was her purpose in their relationship.
Two weeks ago Mal found a two bedroom apartment for rent in a brownstone house in the middle of Georgetown owned by a nice lady named Eme Summers who seems very interested in helping the sister find a new home. Eme’s reconverted three story home seems like a nice place and Mal has decide to rent from her but is not sure just what she is going to do for additional money in Georgetown or with the feeling that something is going to change soon and maybe not for the best.
Mental: Intelligence 3, Wits 3, Resolve 3
Physical: Strength 2, Dexterity 3, Stamina 2
Social: Presence 2, Manipulation 1, Composure 3
Mental Skills: Academics (Research) 2, Computer 1, Crafts 1, Investigation 1, Politics 2,
Medicine 2, Occult 2, Science 1
Physical Skills: Athletics (Running) 1, Brawl 1, Drive 1, Firearms 1, Stealth 1, Weaponry (Sword) 3
Social Skills: Empathy 1, Expression 1, Persuasion (Seduction) 2, Socialize 1, Streetwise 1,
Merits: Fighting Style-Fencing 1, Resources 2, Striking Looks 2, Fighting Finesses-Sword 2, Quick Draw 1, High Speech 1, Weaponry Dodge 1, Student of the Blade 1, Sleepwalker 1, Language (French) 1
Arcana: Forces 2, Prime 3, Matter 2
Defense: 3 (4/0)
Arcane Experience: 5