Alison Zacconi

Basic Info:

Player: Sax

Position: "RUP" Specialist (Mechanical Saboteur)

Demeanor: Easy-going, easy to talk to, and eager to share in life's good experiences with everyone else around her.

Nature: Always seeking to travel, and keeping her feet lightly touching the ground. Not able to form good emotional connections, because she is always on the move. Can be easily panicked if placed under sufficient pressure.

Description: Alison stands at 4'10", with dark brown hair extending just past her shoulders. Relatively thin, Alison usually wears clothing that is practical for her needs, which usually results in her taking surplus military gear and workmen gear for her own.


  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
  • Physical Defense: 2
  • Mental Defense: 3
  • Perception: 4
  • Agility: 5
  • Strength: 3
  • Bluff: 3
  • Ranged: 3
  • Survival: 3
  • Sneak: 5
  • Engineering: 5
  • Wrench of Discord: 5, ENGR. A few screws loosened here, a few bolts missing there, and a good smack to top it off, and Alison can make any machine tear itself apart. Spec tagged when Alison needs a mechanical device to rapidly and permanently disassemble itself.
  • Confined Spaces Master: 4, SNK. Already a small lady, Alison can easily fit into spaces where others would have difficulty, including ductwork, culverts, crates, silos, and other places that would be death traps to larger people. Spec tagged when Alison is hiding in a so-called 'confined space' and is still able to extricate herself from it.
  • A New Story Every Place: 3, BLUFF. Having been around the world and having a story from one place to the next, Alison can easily explain away any absences or lack thereof by twisting together an intricate web of truths to hide the lie. Spec tagged when Alison needs to lie and can utilize travel as a cover story.


List everything your character carries on their person here. Be reasonable.

  • H-harness for carrying tools and equipment
  • Tool roll attached to harness, for easy transport of tools
  • Spare rope for rappelling and lashing items together
  • Field message pad and stationery for quick field notes
  • M1911 with three spare magazines

Social work:

  • Black women's pea coat
  • Purse spacious enough to carry a few small spanners and spare ammunition


List everything your character keeps in their room at Site-77. Anything that's not listed here or in the sections above will be difficult for the character to retrieve.

  • Picture of family
  • Degree on wall
  • A few stuffed dolls from circus days
  • Bits and pieces of nuts and bolts
  • Additional tools

Personal History:

Alison Aria Zacconi was born on April 1, 1930, to circus performers Joseph Zacconi and Florence Bellance Zacconi. Constantly on the move, Alison never stayed in a place for too long, her parents constantly moving throughout Europe as the show continued on.

During the war years, Joseph enlisted into the Italian Royal Army as a tank commander, while Florence and Alison were sent to safer havens in the Italian mountainside. Once in a while, Joseph would return to visit his wife and daughter, occasionally showing off any spoils or showing pictures of the places he went, something that always brought joy to Alison.

During the Allied invasion of Italy, Florence assisted the war effort by deliberately sabotaging Allied stores and unattended vehicles, utilizing her skills attained from years of circus work to stay hidden. Many times, she brought Alison with her, to act as a decoy (Alison didn't mind the soldiers, and enjoyed playing card games with them in exchange for stories), and would take Alison away once the work was complete. As Alison grew older, she taught Alison the basics of making things unbalanced and ruining themselves, which inspired Alison to create her own techniques in making equipment dismantle itself.

After the war was declared over in Europe, the Zacconi family was reunited, and they traveled the ruined countryside, along with their surviving troupe, bringing joy and help to the villages who were scorched by the fighting. Alison's skills were called upon to safely dismantle and ruin abandoned military equipment, including ammunition stores, armament pieces, and vehicles. Her dad encouraged her to also learn how to fix equipment, especially since resources were hard to come across post-war.

Alison would later go on to complete her studies at Hamburg University, eventually graduating with a bachelor's of engineering in 1954 (a lot of the money was attained from various jobs, including corporate sabotage, salvage, repair work, and likewise). She went on to work throughout Europe and Asia, doing odd jobs (including disassembly of war facilities, UXO, and demolitions work) until 1958.

Alison was eventually hired through a front company in December of 1958, and subsequently screened and cleared for further processing.


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