Scion: The Sound of Silence
Daughter of Forseti
|Awareness||Investigation||Science (Tac Ops)|
- Bestows Boon: Blessing of Bravery
- Bestows Spell: Peaceful Meeting
- Activate to do Lethal Damage (Instead of Bashing Damage)
- Acc: +2, Dam: +3B, Def: +2, Spd: 6
- Grants access to Mystery
|Sta||Raise Your Glass|
|Int||Know It All|
|Jotunblut||Heroic Stature||Mystery||Two Rolls per Story|
|Giant Among Men|
|Join Battle||Dodge DV||Parry DV|
|Armour:||Item – Bulletproof Vest|
|Move:||3 yards||Lift Capacity:||450 lbs||Strenuous Exertion:||2 hours|
|Dash:||9 yards||Throw Weight:||10 lbs||Without Food:||1 week|
|Climb or Swim:||2 yards||Throw Range:||10 yards||Without Water||1 week|
|Jump – Vertical:||5 yards||Epic Throw Weight:||Without Sleep:||1 week|
|Jump – Horizontal:||10 yards||Epic Throw Range:||Hold Breath:||3 minutes|
|Current||Total Earned||Total Spent|
|Spent on:||Epic Wits from 1 to 2. (5)|
One upon a time, in the small town of Kellogg, Idaho, there were born three sisters of surpassing beauty and meadiocre wealth. The eldest, Margaret, was the plainest and most ambitious of the three, determined to live life in her own way. The middle child, Beth, was more beautiful than her sister with an independent and courageous streak. The youngest, Lisa, was the fairest of all, but content to live life as it came.
When the three girls were barely older than teenagers, their father was killed in a mining accident. Their mother followed soon after, dying of a broken heart, leaving the three young and beautiful girls to fend for themselves.
Margaret wasted little time in taking action. Without a second thought for her younger sisters, she seduced a young doctor visiting from the city, and ran away with him to live her new life. Although she would contact her sisters often, it was not out of any sense of family or care. She took every opportunity to gloat about her newfound wealth and prosperity and, in short order, she had three children of her own – two boys and a girl.
Beth and Lisa rented a small house together, got jobs at the local diner, and enjoyed their lives. They had no desire to change their fortunes or leave their home. They were not only fairer in body than their sister, but in mind and spirit also. They lived with great loyalty, courage and compassion, enjoying every moment of each other’s company like it would be their last. And then, one night, they met two men who would change, not only the future of their lives, but that of the entire world.
The night was magical. And nine months later, each sister gave birth to a child – a living reminder of the brief time that each spent with the only paramour who would ever truly matter.
To Beth was born a son, Ty Lawson, and to Lisa was born a daughter, Frith.
The two children grew up together, more like siblings than cousins, and considered themselves blessed. They had two parents, both of them adoring mothers, and a home full of love and compassion. Their clothes and toys may have been hand-me-downs, but they never wanted for food, care, or affection. They were close friends from an early age, and quickly developed their own specialties and personalities.
Where Ty was tough, in a rough-and-tumble kind of way, and had a cheeky boyish smile and attitude that made adults want to hug him and children want to follow him, Frith was more serious. She could talk her way in and out of trouble with ease, think her way through just about any problem, and had a way of staring at people that would leave both adults and children unsettled. The two of them made a great team.
Ty may have been the one who stole the cookie from the cookie jar, but it was certainly Frith who convinced everyone that the cookie had it coming!
By the time she was 15, Frith had realised that she and her cousin were in trouble. There were few opportunities in Kellogg for advancement, and they had no money for a college education. Much as she loved her mothers, she had no desire to end up like them – single mothers in a small town. But she had even less desire to do as her hated Aunt Margaret had done, and trade independence and self-respect for escape and wealth. So she and Ty made a pact that, come what may, they would find a way to get out of Kellogg.
The army was Ty’s idea, and Frith embraced it with all the enthusiasm of a drowning man in a storm-tossed sea. She had the brains, the fitness, and the determination to make it worthwhile. And while she may not have had a solid plan for the future, she knew that it was the only way that the two of them were going to be able to get out of Kellogg together. So they dropped out of school, enrolled in basic training, and were transported to Fort Leavenworth for training.
It didn’t take long for their instructors to realise that, while Frith and Ty made a good team, they would be better suited to different roles. When Ty was shipped off to war, Frith was transported to Quantico. She finished high school at night, and got herself a degree in law and political science. She worked her way diligently through the intelligence corps, startling people with her natural aptitude for tactical planning, politics, and people.
Ten years later, Frith was in arguably the most envied position within the intelligence core. She reported directly to the Secretary of Defence and, on occasion, the President. She was responsible for coordinating policy in military and political situations throughout the world. Frith always preferred to develop solutions that would leave all parties feeling that they had “won” in some way, and her only real frustration was when her superiors refused to use her plans for faux political reasons, despite clearly being the best solution to a long-term problem.
Then she got a phone call from her cousin. Ty had been reassigned to a training role back in Quantico and would be seeing her soon. It didn’t take Frith long to see the writing on the wall. She knew her cousin very well. So she immediately began tying up loose ends and planning for the end of this part of her life.
Ty had been back for two weeks when he’d had enough. So they both resigned from the army, and prepared for their new, civilian lives. They went home to Kellogg for a week to visit their mothers, and decided to set up a security company together. But before they started the the next chapter of their lives, they set off for Las Vegas for a week of drinking, dancing, and debauchery.
Little did they suspect that while this would, indeed, bring about a new beginning for them both, it would hardly be the beginning that they were anticipating.
Follow Frith’s continuing adventures on her personal blog.