The Candlelight

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Did you know every 3 years a group called the Pentavarite gather for a secret meeting in a place known as….. The Meadows?

Game Premise

The Candlelight is the pick up side-story game of Shadow Haunted World. It revolves around the crew of the Candlelight Conspiracy Blog/News Letter, a small time operation that has recently gotten funding from an eccentric aerospace billionaire to go out personally and investigate incidents of high strangeness. Thematically its a bit more light hearted and serves as a way to explore and explain to the players of the Shadow Haunted World some aspects of the game that appear to be interesting but never got full explanation as that game rockets down its story and to serve as means to keep people active in the time-slot when we're missing people.

Char Creation

Its the same as Shadow Haunted World, with two exception. First you don't pick your specialties and second you don't have any arcana. Your specialties are chosen for you by picking one of the archetypes.

True Believers

Hacktivist

Computers
Media Ties

'The Giles

Arcane Lore
Research

The Ex Official

Government Contacts
Frontman

Hired Guns

The Bodyguard

Transportation
Breaking People and Things

The Spy

Stealth
Spy Tricks

The Candlelight

Its the third most read conspiracy blog on the net with IPs ranging from Langley to spy centers across the industrialized world. It's run out of a small warehouse in San Fransisco and has a friendly rivalry with wiki leaks. However, its been benefited by fact that Ragnar Celine, of Celine Aerospace an self admitted UFO and paranormal interested person has given them a small fortune worth of operating capital and money to go and bring back the real story which means first hand reporting! Also means bringing along his two goons to make sure they're not wasting money.


Characters

Mia White

Hacktivist
Computers:
Media Ties:
Strength 2
Dexterity 2
Wits 5
Integrity 5
Charisma 4
Perception 2

A young hacker, Mia was bought into the shady realm of government conspiracies by the disappearance of her long time boyfriend in mysterious circumstances. She now acts as the teams tech support and web presence, keeps the blog updated and distributes freeware and writes for various online web journals. Mai is in her early twenties, with dark hair and thick framed hipster glasses.

Jackson Jones

The Ex Official
Government Contacts:
Frontman
Strength 2
Dexterity 2
Wits 4
Integrity 4
Charisma 4
Perception 4

A former employee of the Department of Agriculture who got thrown into the shadowy world just under the normal everyday when he began investigating a series of cattle mutilations in New Mexico. After a distinguished civil service career, Jones was lucky and only fired and left with a ruined reputation. While many of his former associates in the Federal government sympathize in his plight, they also believe that his current activities are a sign that he finally cracked. Jackson is his late 30s, clean shaven, dresses in conservative three piece charcoal grey suits with a dark red tie and wears his hair in a short "executive" style... The very model of governmental official and looks out of place in the chaos that is Candlelight's office.

Dmitri Usyankov

The Muscle
Transportation
Hitting Things Until Pieces
Strength 5
Dexterity 4
Wits 3
Integrity 4
Charisma 1
Perception 3

Big man. Talk little. Wear shades at night. Russian accent.

Has PhD.


Luca Dumitru

The Spy
Stealth
Spy Tricks
Strength 2
Dexterity 3
Wits 5
Integrity 3
Charisma 3
Perception 4

After working with a fair number of employers he does not wish to disclose, he began operating on his own as a private security consultant, with another mysterious set of employers before landing a long-term gig with Celine. He's got only a very slight Romanian accent normally, but he's fluent in a variety of languages. He loves to talk about his past work, but you can never tell which stories are true. He dresses in casual business wear and looks like he's in his forties.


Episodes

Part 1: "High Strangeness On the Range" (Pilot)
Part 2: "The DC Wars"