The Shadow Network
Shiana Jefferson "Guidance"
Quote: “An entire future of possibilities lies before you. What are you going to do with it?”
Description: Guidance has a maternal air to her; she favors simple skirts and dress jackets accented with dramatic pieces of jewelry, both while on the job and off. A few strands of silver adorn her hair, lending a gentle air of age and authority to her visage.
Order: Silver Ladder
Arcana: Fate 3, Mind 4, Time 4
Background: For more than three decades, she has been serving her city’s school district as a specialty guidance counselor, called in to help with especially challenging situations. She’s consulted with children who are, or are the victims of, physical, sexual and mental abusers, drug dealers and addicts, alcoholics, prostitutes, teen parents, suspected suicide risks and those who have lost family members to accidents, murder or worse. She keeps an eye out for those whose
challenges may stem from interactions with the supernatural world, and has been the first point of contact for many in her area who Awakened in their teens.
Guidance’s experience with local schools and juvenile services (as well as a bit of creative computer magic) has earned her unusual levels of access to local, regional and national computer databases. She can pull up academic, criminal or medical (including mental health) records on almost any youth, or youth records for adults.
Storytelling Hints: Guidance has years of experience in dealing with troubled and recalcitrant youth. Her obviously caring nature and no-nonsense demeanor make her a particularly adept advisor and advocate for those in their teens and early 20s. She will go out of her way to protect and aid any youth, but prefers to teach them how to think for and protect themselves.
She is a skilled wielder of time magics – whether it’s used to determine she’s being lied to, or to help a victim who has suppressed memories, Guidance finds it’s often helpful to be able to look back and see what happened in a particular situation some time in the past.