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Take a move from another playbook
- Wish I could be
- When you comfort or support someone, if you tell them what you most envy about them, you can roll +Freak instead of +Mundane.
Christmas Bonus Move
- When you smash your way through scenery to get to or get away from something, roll +Danger. On a hit, the world breaks before you, and you get what you want. On a 7-9, choose one: mark a condition, leave something behind, or take something with you. On a miss, you smash through, but leave devestation in your wake or wind up somewhere worse, GM's choice.
– Lanuola has control over the elemental force of light. She is capable of using her powers in a variety of ways, from destructive blasts of energy, to blinding flashes, to shimmering shields. Her own insecurities about both the nature and the safety of her abilities keep her from testing her limits, and has lead to a preference for more defensive expressions of her abilities.
Burn and Flares
You call up a fast protective field to stop a danger. Spend 1 burn to defend someone else from an immediate threat, rolling +Freak instead of +Saviour.
Spend 1 burn to create a barrier that will hold back threats as long as you keep your attention on it. The GM may call for you to spend another burn if the barrier is threatened by particularly powerful enemies.
You channel a destructive burst with your powers. Spend 1 burn to directly engage a threat using your powers, rolling +Freak instead of +Danger. If you do, you will cause unwanted collateral damage unless you spend another burn.
Spend 1 burn to use your powers to seize any one object up to the size of a person from someone within view.
You hang out all the time with Moonshadow
to blow off steam.
You once hurt Ground Zero
when you lost control of your powers.
Spoiler: Backstory questions
"Uhh, sure... What do you want to know?"
When did you first use your powers?"
"I’m told I was pretty young. I don’t really remember when I started myself. It was, uh, it was pretty innocent to start with. I used to make lights so that I could play shadow puppets with Cindy… I’m told it freaked tama and tina out a bit. They didn’t expect to have a kid who was a meta, I guess. And, well, they kinda just got stronger from there. I couldn’t control the colour of the light, it’s always been just bright white, but I could do pretty much anything else with it. Accidentally burned through a lot of things because I’d focus it too much, sometimes I’d flare up when I was anxious. Crowds always got me nervous. Wasn’t too bad when I’d just glow a bit, but when I started to get blindingly bright? That wasn’t fun. Drew everyone’s attention, made it worse, got more people looking. Not a fun feedback loop. I can control it way better with tuafafine around, though. And she always wanted to make sure I was safe, too.”
Who was the first person you hurt with your powers?
"… I… Couldn’t always have my family around me. Part of growing up is going to school. Unfortunately, part of school is bullying. I was fine for the first few years. I’d been looking forward to it, so I was relaxed through the first parts of school. It’s only when I hit my teens that my anxieties started kicking in with real force. Changing to a bigger school was worrying, suddenly there were a lot more people around, and I barely knew anyone. Cindy was there, and that helped a little, but she couldn’t come to class with me, and she had her own friends too. So I had to make my own way. I had a minor freak out in the corridors between classes one day, too many people around me, felt like people were staring at me. I started to glow, and that actually drew a lot of attention, that got me brighter and I ended up burning holes through some of my clothes. Somehow I made it to class, teachers had already been given a heads up with what was up with me, so I was quietly maneuvered to the back of the class room before anyone else could comment. Got myself more under control in class, still was glowing a bit, but not nearly as bad. Then the bell rang and it was time for lunch.
When I left the class room, I got stopped in the corridor. Tamara was stood outside, waiting for me. She started making fun of me, saying how I must be poor to have holes in my clothes, laughing about how I lit up ‘like a christmas tree’. Wasn’t very original, or clever, but it got me embarrassed. I started to glow again. She, uh, she must’ve thought that was a sign of weakness. Started really needling me, calling me ‘lightbulb’, ‘tinkerbell’, ‘freak’…
I could feel myself getting brighter and brighter as she kept going, could smell fabric burning. I tried asking her to stop, she ignored me. So I tried walking away, and she grabbed my arm. That… Was where things started going really wrong. I think she burned herself on me. Yelled out in pain, started drawing people from other classrooms out to see what was going on. She started cursing at me, other people started joining in, calling me a monster, a danger. I couldn’t handle it. Felt like my skin was on fire. Everything whited out around me, couldn’t see because it was all just too bright. Just heard panicked yells, Tamara screaming. Then I think I passed out.
I don’t think I was out very long. Came to lying on the floor. Tiles were scorched really badly under me, could smell smoke and burned meat. There was a cordon in the corridor. Bunch of people being given treatment for minor burns. Tamara was lying not far from me. Could tell it was her from her bag and clothes. She had firemen over her, giving first aid for third degree burns…”
Who, outside the team, helps you control your powers?
"I still can’t believe I wasn’t kicked out of school. I was suspended for a few months but, uh, but I was let back in provided I underwent mandatory counselling. Had to have a supervisor with me through the school day, too. She’s, uh, she’s called Dr. Fletcher. Specialises in child psychology and, uh, and how emotions impact meta-human ability expression. She’s really supportive. Taught me a lot of tricks to, uh, to fight back my anxieties when they flare up. Umm, and she’s on hand at school if things get really bad.
I asked her once if, uh, if she was scared I’d lose control next to her like I did with Tamara. She said it was, uh, it was a risk she was willing to take. Said I was really special to her. I… Think she meant that in a nice way. I don’t think I’m just a, uh, a case study for her.”
Why do you continue to use your powers?
"It’s actually tuafafine that made me want to keep going. She’s trying to be a hero, even though she’s got no powers at all. And… And I want to help her reach her dream. I don’t know how much help I can be but, uh, but she’s always been so helpful for me, I want to return the favour. And I’m hoping that I can learn to do some good in the process. It’s, uh, it’s hard work learning to be careful with my powers, but I think it’ll be worth it.”
Why do you care about the team?
"They’re not scared of me. At least, I don’t think they are. I feel like they’re the kind of people that I might be able to just kinda hang out with. And of course Cindy trusts them. Which just kinda proves they’re the right people to fight with.”