Ivy Lane

Basic Info:

Player: SifSeeker

Position: Anomalous Botany Expert

Demeanor: She's usually pretty quiet and nervous unless she's distracted by work. She can get downright chatty in the greenhouse, or when talking to someone who is really passionate.

Nature: She tends to be more at home around plants than people, and is pretty socially awkward, but she tries her best. Has an anxiety disorder she manages with a homemade concoction. She gets nervous around people, especially attractive women.

Description: Ivy is 24. She's 5'4" and 117 lbs, with slightly messy auburn hair usually in a ponytail. Her eyes are grey-green and her skin pale and freckled. She dresses in informal dresses while around the base, and in rugged traveling clothes elsewhere. Her favourite outfit is a green shirtwaist dress with rolled-up sleeves and added pockets.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 7
  • Mental Health: 7
Attributes
  • Physical Defense: 3
  • Mental Defense: 4
  • Perception: 4
  • Agility: 4
  • Strength: 2
Skills
  • Ranged: 4
  • Survival: 3
  • Sneak: 4
  • Science: 4
  • Medical: 4
Specialties
  • Expert in Anomalous Botany: 5. She spent years in the employ of MCD, and has considerable experience dealing with anomalous plants and their byproducts. (+5 to SCI or SUR rolls when trying to identify the effects of a botanical anomaly)
  • Never Again. 3. Due to training and experimentation, Ivy gets +3 to Mental Defense checks to resist being influenced or controlled. (Although unbeknownst to her, she gets a -3 to Mental Defense checks relating to memory and memory loss)
  • That should hold… probably: 2. Ivy has experience putting together improvised containment. It was sometimes even successful! (+2 on Engineering checks to create containment for anomalies under pressure.)
  • Nope: 2. She occasionally just needs to chill out and get away from people so she can calm down. (+2 to Stealth checks to find a hiding spot in locations in which she's spent a few hours.)

Gear:

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

  • A small kit of medicinal compounds
  • A belt pouch with darts, filled with anomalous compounds.
  • A container holding her homemade anxiety meds.
  • One of her homemade herbiaries, in progress.
  • Short-range radio
  • Water bottle
  • Knife
  • Pencil
Equipment:

Possessions:

  • A windowside greenhouse, full of plants of varying uses. (Mostly emotional support.)
  • Three blankets and four pillows.
  • A wardrobe with both field and normal clothing, mostly English, not particularly fashionable.
  • A bookshelf with homemade Herbiaries (with personal journal notes written in code)
  • A bookshelf with novels
  • Sample collection gear
  • A couple partially-assembled attempts at containment modules for botanical anomalies.

Personal History:

Ivy was the daughter of two employees of Marshall, Carter, and Dark. She was born in Christchurch, England. She grew up hearing the stories of various acquisitions and fell in love with the life of an anomaly acquisition agent. She especially loved a specimen of Tiger Lily that projected an illusion of an actual live tiger to ward off herbivores. Her mother had purchased it for her eighth birthday.

Her oldest possession is her journals, where she chronicled her mother's acquisitions. Over time, these became her herbiaries.

When she turned 16, despite growing issues with social and general anxiety, she started training to be an acquisition agent. She also experimented with anomalous pharmacology, and spent most of her time divided between the field and the lab.

When she was 18, she had an incident. She still can't remember what happened, but her relentless pursuit of the gaping hole in her life led her to train mental defenses and never directly confront an opponent. Notably, her journal/herbiary from that time is missing.

The final straw was when her parents died, trying to recover a shipment of anomalous milkweed that wasn't even in the possession of the SH members that killed them.

Increasingly disillusioned by the greed of MCD, she uncovered information that she had been subtly controlled through anomalous means. This was her wake-up call and she trained hard to prevent it from ever happening again. She defected at 22 to the Foundation.

She encountered the foundation in New Zealand, attempting to collect a specimen to start her own private collection, and was taken in by what she perceived as their altruism and idealism.

Languages

  • English

Miscellaneous:

Loves strawberries. Is also allergic to strawberries.

XP: 0

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