Tag: Free Council

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  • The Company

    *Description:* A band of merry miscreants, the Company is essentially an Awakened conspiracy devoted to utter dominion over the Michigan criminal community -- from the most esteemed of made men to the lowliest pusher pedaling crack in the vestibule of an …

  • Tayron Tomas "B-Boy"

    *Background:* Tayron was still a kid when the 12th Street riots broke out and the savage racial violence left a lasting impression on him. He grew up mistrustful of anyone outside of his neighborhood and quickly fell in with a violent gang of his friends. …

  • David Barrow "Kalvis"

    *Background:* Davian Barrow Awakened on the operating table after a drunk driver crashed into his car. In his dream, he tried to reach a dull-gleaming tower across a dark, rocky landscape. A black-skinned dwarf offered to replace his crushed leg with a …

  • Carlos Benfeldt "Critique"

    *Background:* With a degree in engineering, a passion for the latest technology and a skill at writing, Carlos Benfeldt ended up writing articles for various prestigious magazines in which he reviewed the latest cutting-edge consumer electronics and …

  • Alex Tambor "Panopticon"

    *Background:* Alex wasn't a popular boy in high school. His face was marked with acne; he wore ill-fitting clothes, and listened to symphonies instead of rock bands. He was obsessed with the Internet, video games and television, finding them all to have a …

  • Rob Morrisey "Builder"

    *Background:* Rob Morrissey was 17 when he awakened; he'd left school to do a builder's apprenticeship and was in the middle of his first job, renovating an old historic Detroit structure. Sent across the site one morning to retrieve a blueprint, he …

  • Brian Cook "Hangman"

    *Background:* Hangman is a shaman, a modern primitive priest of ancient spirits, experiencing the invisible world through altered states of consciousness created by ritual narcotics and ecstatic pain. He just doesn't happen to be a very good shaman. …

  • Louise Harrington "Mercy"

    *Background:* Born Louise Harrington, the girl who would come to call herself Mercy came from a troubled home, in which a revolving door admitted all manner of men that her mother tried to pass off as father figures. Some were merely unpleasant, while …

  • Dr. Jonathan Barkens "B"

    *Background:* After being turned down for tenure, Professor Jonathan Barkens turned to reading as a source of solace. After devouring books by Bakunin, Diamond, Huxley, Orwell and Quinn, Barkens became convinced that a "conspiracy of the mind" prevented …

  • Candice Anderson "A"

    *Background:* There are few clues to "A"'s past -- she deliberately destroyed records about herself and her background to "free herself from society's tyranny." By the way she talks, she appears to have been well educated and spent some time among …

  • Rebecca Chase "C"

    *Background:* Rebecca Chase was a mildly successful standup comedian whose intensity was likened to word artists like Bill Hicks or Henry Rollins. She Awoke unexpectedly on a public bus, experiencing her Awakening as one extended shamanic initiation along …

  • August Bryant "Freeman"

    *Background:* As a boy, Freeman would spend hours at his grandfather's knee, listening to the stories that that venerable old man had to share. Most of them had been passed on by the elder's grandfather, who had been a slave in South Carolina before the …

  • Gilber Deroux "Goat"

    *Background:* Gilbert Deroux grew up in a small trailer park behind a truck stop along the highway just outside of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was the son of a waitress at the truck stop and a trucker who stopped in there every two months or so for a week …