Satyana "Sam" Dakshinamurthy

Player: Taffeta

Position: Multi-universal Missing Persons Pursuer [Psi-7 Field Operative]

Demeanor: Perceptive, stoic, wry. Has a tendency to forget what words are.

Nature: Tenacious, judgy, kind. The detective in her own noir film.

Description: A mostly unobtrusive-looking woman with dark brown skin and black hair done up in a bun. Tends to wear casual attire whenever she can get away with it, and especially appreciates headgear since it covers up the nasty-looking scar on the side of her head.

Stats:

Health
  • Physical Health: 10+5 = 15
  • Mental Health: 10+2 = 12
  • Strength: 2
    • Athletics
    • Melee
    • Ranged (heavy)
  • Toughness: 2
    • Resilience
    • Determination
    • Antipsychic
  • Speed: 2
    • Acrobatics
    • Stealth
    • Ranged
  • Charm: 1
    • Persuasion
    • Bluff
    • Intimidation
  • Intelligence: 1
    • Perception
    • Insight
    • Logic
  • Education: 0
    • Science
    • Engineering
    • History
    • Survival
    • Medicine
Specialties
  • I'll Keep Coming: (1) She wasn't the star of her track and field team, but chasing after people for years has taught Satyana some hard lessons in practical athletics.
    • Satyana gains a +1 bonus to Athletics and Acrobatics when pursuing someone on foot.
  • I'll Be Watching You: (2) Satyana's low profile and eagle eyes got her into the detective business, and years of practice has only made her even better at looking for what other people leave behind.
    • Satyana gains a +2 bonus to Perception and Logic when looking for details about a specific person.
    • Examples include being able to spot them in a crowd, looking for personal affects, finding evidence they were somewhere.
  • I'll Be A Gun: (2) When you have an advantage, all you need is fast enough reflexes to press it decisively. Whether Satyana actually has those reflexes is a totally different matter.
    • On the first round of combat, Satyana can pick any one enemy who acts after her; she gets a +2 bonus to a combat roll made to attack that enemy, in exchange for a -2 on her next roll.
  • I'll Shoot, You'll Run: (3) To augment the Foundation's emphasis on teamwork in the field, Satyana developed a way of providing a high-caliber incentive for targets to think before they act.
    • Satyana can only use this spec once per fight, and must declare she wants to use it at the start of her turn.
    • Instead of rolling 4df, she rolls 2df.
    • If her attack lands, it deals one tier less damage (Heavy to Normal, Normal to Light, Light to no damage). For the next round of combat, that enemy goes last in the turn order.

Gear:

  • Hat
  • Foundation-issue sidearm (Medium Ranged weapon)
    • Improved Weaponry: This weapon uses 2d3 instead of 1d6 for damage dice.
  • Knife (Light Melee weapon)
  • Beat-up messenger bag, containing:
    • Latex gloves
    • Paracord
    • Various sample bags for evidence collection in the field
    • Water canteen

Possessions:

  • A shamefully large collection of pulp sci-fi novels
  • Several origami figures of various quality and shape
  • A 'guard-potted plant', named 'Joz'. Has never displayed any signs of sentience, despite her firm insistence that it prevents her filing cabinet from being ransacked
  • A corkboard with palm cards pinned up on its surface in neatly-grouped categories, mostly detailing to-do lists and various pieces of seemingly obvious trivia

Personal History:

DATE: 1979-09-15

TO: "ATLANTA"
FROM: "BROOD"
SUBJECT: BACKGROUND CHECK FOR TRANSFER CANDIDATE #200-00-10


Pleased to report where your sources failed, mine delivered. ATLANTA, we defend our files with kill agents; the UIU defends theirs with sheer bureaucracy. Reminder in future that tact is required to circumvent such responses. Would not do for security of internal informant network to be compromised because your pets aren't housebroken, as it were.

Inadequacy of information supplied admittedly not totally your fault. CANDIDATE displays an impressive ability to avoid notice from superiors, possibly why she never came to our attention before now. Still, the left hand doesn't know what the right is stealing from it, and so I woke up a week ago to find Our Mutual Acquaintance left a heap of CANDIDATE's files on my desk. Precis of such follows:

Born in 1955 to parents in Oregon, CANDIDATE initially entered workforce as a secretary for Prometheus Paraeconomics before the Unusual Incidents Unit's forensic accounting managed to get them for clairvoyant insider trading. CANDIDATE's subsequent respect for the Unit inspired her to join. General lack of mathematical ability meant she was redirected to fieldwork.

Assigned to the UIU's Missing Person division due to her aptitude for handling people — something both you and your lackeys sorely require. Work in this field mostly entailed finding people who had become lost between parallel universes, a task which she managed to accomplish with a surprising degree of success.

You would think that this is far too much good luck for any UIU agent, and you would be correct. Her run of successful extractions ended in 1981 when she was shot in the head during an extraction.

Exact events are difficult to reconstruct even for me. Multiple conflicting witness accounts, complete breakdown of standard operational procedure, total shitshow. Anyone who knows what happened to her is either dead or won't talk.

What we do know, though, is that for about thirty minutes, CANDIDATE was in contact with her body double on the other side of the split between worlds. Whether or not they interacted in any meaningful way is currently under debate by the higher-ups, but suffice to say that we might not be dealing with our original version of our CANDIDATE.

Regardless, the UIU is eager to have her off their hands. Preliminary surveillance indicates all the valuable parts of her survived the major head trauma, and she's got one big thing on most other Unit agents: she knows what happens in this line of work when you fuck up bad.

Impatiently awaiting your decision,
BROOD

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