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Origin

Caroline Staci, a graduate student in the archaeology department of Oxford University, was spending her summer on the island of Mayapore assisting at a dig. The team was excavating a peculiar temple, which included depictions and small statues of lions, which are not known in the area. (Interesting side note: Singapore apparently got its name from a prince who saw a creature he thought was a lion, and who later founded a settlement called Singa-pura, or lion city.) When the island was removed from reality to become the Viridian Labyrinth, echoes of Prasinos washed backwards in time, causing both the prince's vision and the creation of the temple. Caroline became the Power of History; most of the rest of the archaeological team was killed as the earth twisted into a four-dimensional [Klein bottle], which is somewhat stressful for the three-dimensional objects trapped inside.

Attributes

Aspect 1 Metahuman (5/5? AMPs) Domain 5 Regal (5/5? DMPs) Realm 1 Radiant (5/5? RMPs) Spirit 3 Sunfire (4/5? SMPs)

Plus 5 extra miracle points

and 2 character points

Limit

Light Touch (require anchor's consent to send miracles other than ghost miracles through them)

Virtue

Honesty

Code of Truth

  1. Truth is the highest principle.
  2. The truth should be remembered and shared (corollary: lies should be suppressed).
  3. The true nature of a thing ought not be changed (specifically, people shouldn't be made to do things they wouldn't otherwise do).

"Oh devil! truth is better than much profit. I have searched over the grounds of my belief, and if wife and child and name and fame were all to be lost to me one after the other as the penalty, still I will not lie."
-- T. H. Huxley

Anchors

  • Dr. David Hawkins (erudite, elderly, kind, shy)
    • Dr. Hawkins is chair of the Ancient History department at Oxford University. Like [the rest of the Oxford Ancient History departmental faculty] , he specializes in Greek history.) He is a distinguished, white-haired fellow, but still hale and active. He is a kindly man, given to frequent quotations, who is very well-informed about ancient history, especially in his areas of study, and keeps up with all the journals. His most important flaw is that he is rather shy and intensely dislikes conflict. He has been known to turn off all the lights in his office and pretend not to be in to avoid excessively demanding students and colleagues. However, he has a strong sense of responsibility and can be very helpful as long as nobody wants him to argue with anyone.

  • Ron Schroeder (enthusiastic, obsessive, entertaining, short-tempered)
    • Mr. Schroeder is a Texas middle school history teacher and Civil War reenactor. He is quite tall and is missing half of two fingers on his right hand. He is very enthusiastic about American history, especially Texas history, and often comes to class wearing replica uniforms from various wars. He has an extensive collection of uniforms and weaponry for re-enactment purposes, and spends a lot of time making, repairing, or using them. He loves his job, but can get very upset when students make fun of him or simply don't pay attention.

  • Northwest Smith (time-traveller, nerves of steel, idealistic)
    • Northwest is from an alternate version of the 1920's. He's been spending the last mumble years wandering the timestreams making trouble for personal profit. Eventually he caused a change way larger than his license allowed, at the instigation of [Lysander Hawkins]. As the man on the ground, Northwest was the first to be implicated in what I originally assumed to be more ominous than it actually was. In the interest of keeping him out of future trouble without stopping his roaming about in the alternate histories (Lysander's request) he's working for me now.

  • (This space reserved for future use. Piss me off, NPCs, I dare you. I've done it once, I can do it again!)

Bonds

  • 3 Universities in general
  • 1 Oxford in particular
  • 2 Dr. Hawkins
  • 2 Mr. Schroeder
  • 4 Historical reenactment, and the people who do it (this includes things like [Old Sturbridge Village] (a demonstration American Colonial town), Civil War reenactment, and so on, but not the SCA or other entertainment-oriented, accuracy-defiling types)
  • 2 Libraries
  • 1 The memory of the Library of Alexandria
  • 3 Teachers of history
  • 2 Accuracy in textbooks (a rare and fragile thing)

Sample Miracles

2. Lesser Divination. Learn the history of an object or place I or my anchor can touch. Determine whether an account of a historical event is true or not.
3. Lesser Preservation. Protect a document or artifact from wear or damage. Make humans present at an event remember it for a long time. Make someone remember what they are told about a historical event.
4. Lesser Creation. Create a record of an event. Create a memory of a historical event in someone who was not present. Create an artifact or historical document (Though newly created, this artifact or document will have been present during the historical time it is now from. It wasn't until now, but now it has been. I need more tenses.)
5. Lesser Destruction. Destroy a historical artifact or record. Remove someone's memory of an event.
5. Greater Divination. Learn anything that has ever happened anywhere, assuming no Powers were involved.
6. Lesser Change. Change minor details of what happened in the past. Change the writing on historical documents. Change someone's memory of an event.
6. Greater Preservation. Make an event be remembered for all time. Preserve a set of historical documents or artifacts from any damage ever.
7. Greater Creation. Create an entirely new historical event. Make hundreds of people remember an event, regardless of whether they were present or not.
8. Greater Destruction. Destroy all artifacts or documents relating to a historical event. Destroy all memory of an event.
9. Greater Change. Change the outcome of a historical event, such as the winner of a battle or the survival of the Roanoke colony.

Design

The design of History is a small branch of dark green fir (representing Time) wrapped in three light purple periwinkles (representing Memory).

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