History Characters / TheSecretWorldOtherFactions

8th Aug '16 8:03:58 PM AnotherEpicFail
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* VirtualTrainingSimulation: The Sunken Library is equipped with a highly sophisticated virtual reality suite commonly used for training Council operatives; known only as "The Room," it can replicate environments and enemies alike in perfect detail. In "The Venetian Agenda," earning the Council's permission to access Tokyo requires an extended period of training by this method.

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* VirtualTrainingSimulation: The Sunken Library is equipped with a highly sophisticated virtual reality suite commonly used for training Council operatives; known only as "The Room," it can replicate environments and enemies alike in perfect detail. In "The Venetian Agenda," earning the Council's permission to access Tokyo requires an extended period of training by this method.
method. [[spoiler: For reasons unknown, Anansi Technology have their own version of "The Room" set up in Orochi Tower; it's not known if the technology was directly copied from the Library's model or if they developed the tech in the first place.]]



* ProperlyParanoid: He advises you not to trust anyone at all. In any other story, this might seem a little extreme, but as he points out, his suspicious demeanour is very justified given the state of affairs the Council and its allies are embroiled in. Plus, [[spoiler: the Phoenicians have bugged his office and have an entire taskforce keeping an eye on him.]]

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* ProperlyParanoid: He advises you not to trust anyone at all. In any other story, this might seem a little extreme, extreme for the apparent BigGood faction of the game, but as he points out, his suspicious demeanour is very justified given the state of affairs the Council and its allies are embroiled in. Plus, [[spoiler: the Phoenicians have bugged his office and have an entire taskforce keeping an eye on him.]]



* SharpDressedMan: As a diplomat and an official, Arturo dresses in a very expensive-looking white suit.

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* SharpDressedMan: As a diplomat and an official, one of the Council's highest-ranking officials, Arturo naturally dresses in a very expensive-looking white suit.



A Morninglight follower and former medical student, Alina was one of a group of fellow cultists and potential recruits taken on a spiritual retreat to the Carpathian Mountains by Adrian Zorlescu. However, the Transylvania Morninglight have all fallen victim to a cascade of disasters, and Alina is no exception, having ended up stranded in the Shadowy Forest. Not knowing the area, unable to complete her work for the Morninglight and faltering in her beliefs anyway, she has decided to simply wait for death. Of course, in the meantime, she has a lot to say about the cult...

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A Morninglight follower and former medical student, Alina was one of a group of fellow cultists and potential recruits taken on a spiritual retreat to the Carpathian Mountains by Adrian Zorlescu. However, the Transylvania Morninglight have all fallen victim to a cascade of disasters, are in dire straits at present, and Alina is no exception, having ended up stranded crashing her car in the Shadowy Forest. Not knowing the area, unable to complete her work for the Morninglight and faltering in her beliefs anyway, she has decided to simply wait for death. Of course, in the meantime, she has a lot to say about the cult...



* SoleSurvivor: He and Rada are the only remaining surviving cultists left in the area following the vampire's harvest of the nearby cabins.

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* SoleSurvivor: He and Rada are the only remaining surviving cultists left in the area following the vampire's vampire army's harvest of the nearby cabins.
29th Jul '16 5:20:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Confronting you in the Illuminati Archives, he refrains from killing you because he knows that you're capable of returning from death. As such, he just knocks you out and leaves, sealing the exit behind him; more to the point, he doesn't expect this obstacle to hold you forever, and only bothers because it stands a good chance of slowing you down long enough for him to finish his work.
22nd Jul '16 7:00:15 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* FantasticDrug: On top of all the mundane drugs he indulges in, Che will occasionally make use of a rather unique designer drug - but only on very specific occasions. [[spoiler: The "drug" is actually ''a live spider,'' and according to John, it's used as an alternative to viagra - presumably because the venom induces a RagingStiffie on top of all the other unpleasant symptoms. It worked well enough at the Dream Palace, though Che apparently looked dangerously close to suffering a heart attack.]]


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* HookersAndBlow: A logical conclusion to his wilder evenings. [[spoiler: Particularly his visit to Kaidan: as well as screwing hookers two at a time in the Dream Palace, he also indulged in mountainous quantities of drugs - a good deal of which was shared with John as part of the corruption gig.]]
15th Jul '16 2:01:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedheadedHero: Though she spends most of the issue hooded, she's clearly a redhead. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, the hero part is all a sham, and her true identity as Lilith is quickly revealed to be both a FieryRedhead and an EvilRedhead.]]
3rd Jul '16 8:25:46 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* FauxActionGirl: Though many faction operatives seem justifiably devoted to standing guard instead of directly helping you, the Russian Agent takes this to new heights by accompanying you on missions throughout Issue #7 and doing ''absolutely nothing'' to help. Despite being a trained Council agent, she sits back while you work through every single puzzle in the Hatchet Falls base, leaves you to kill, suffer and and snowmobile your way across the Carpathians while she picks over the data you just unlocked, and spends most of your mission to the Nursery refusing to aid you in combat - even going so far as to remark "Darling, could you deal with that?" whenever a monster appears. ''And'' she manages to accidentally lock you in a room with a gang of Filth infectees - including the MiniBoss [[spoiler: Dr Schreber]] - and still doesn't seem interested in helping. [[spoiler: The reason for this quickly becomes apparent once the "Agent" reveals herself to be Lilith; among other things, she's actively trying to get you killed or permanently crippled just so you won't be able to follow her once you've led her to Emily.]]

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* FauxActionGirl: Though many faction operatives seem justifiably devoted to standing guard instead of directly helping you, the Russian Agent takes this to new heights by accompanying you on missions throughout Issue #7 and doing ''absolutely nothing'' to help. Despite being a trained Council agent, she sits back while you work through every single puzzle in the Hatchet Falls base, leaves you to kill, suffer and and snowmobile your way across the Carpathians while she picks over the data you just unlocked, and spends most of your mission to the Nursery refusing to aid you in combat - even going so far as to remark "Darling, could you deal with that?" whenever a monster appears. ''And'' she manages to accidentally lock you in a room with a gang of Filth infectees - including the MiniBoss [[spoiler: Dr Schreber]] - and still doesn't seem interested in helping. [[spoiler: The reason for this quickly becomes apparent once the "Agent" reveals herself to be Lilith; among other things, she's actively trying to get you killed or permanently crippled just so you won't be able to follow her once you've led her to Emily.Emma.]]



* MacGuffinDeliveryService: [[spoiler: Lilith's persona of the Russian Agent and her fake partnership with you were all arranged just so she could get her hands on Emily without all the difficulty and tedium of having to track down the girl herself.]]

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* MacGuffinDeliveryService: [[spoiler: Lilith's persona of the Russian Agent and her fake partnership with you were all arranged just so she could get her hands on Emily Emma without all the difficulty and tedium of having to track down the girl herself.]]



* SmugSnake: Proud of his status as a Morninglight leader and openly contemptuous of anyone who doesn't serve the cult with every word and deed, every word from Che's mouth drips with smugness and disdain. He might think himself clever and even important [[spoiler: especially given that he technically caused the Tokyo Incident]], but it's clear that he's even lower than Beaumont on the Morninglight food chain, and the only real tricks up his sleeve are the magical techniques that allowed him to protect the camp.

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* SmugSnake: Proud of his status as a Morninglight leader and openly contemptuous of anyone who doesn't serve the cult with every word and deed, every word from Che's mouth drips with smugness and disdain. He might think himself clever and even important [[spoiler: especially given that he technically caused the Tokyo Incident]], but it's clear that he's even lower than Beaumont on the lowest rung of the Morninglight food chain, leadership ladder, and the only real tricks up his sleeve are the magical techniques that allowed him to protect the camp.



* NightmareFetishist: As well as being an unrepentant necrophiliac, she's clearly fascinated by the notion of death, having fantasized about her death since she was ''twelve.'' However, these morbid interests do not extend to the Filth.

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* NightmareFetishist: As well as being an unrepentant necrophiliac, she's clearly fascinated by the notion of death, having fantasized about her death since she was ''twelve.'' However, these morbid interests do not extend to the Filth.Filth, which clearly frightens Alina more than any of the other dangers in the Shadowy Forest.



* TheStoner: In order to calm herself in preparation for the inevitable end, she's been smoking her way through what little marijuana the group had with them.

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* TheStoner: In order to calm herself in preparation for the inevitable end, she's been smoking her way through what little marijuana the group had with them.
she has on her.




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* VillainTeamUp / EnemyCivilWar: Until recently, Adrian and the other cultists stationed in Transylvania were counted as Mara's allies, planting them firmly under the vampire army's protection. However, by the time the player arrives in the Carpathian Mountains, the alliance has broken down and the vampires have started preying on the cabins they once protected.



* [[spoiler:SoundOnlyDeath]]: [[spoiler: During her assassination, Naonomi is sitting just around the corner from the hallway the player character is wandering down; as a result, when the Rabbit Killer opens fire, we only see her pointing her gun around the corner and firing two silenced shots, Naonomi's death being signified by the sound of her wineglass shattering.]]

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* [[spoiler:SoundOnlyDeath]]: [[spoiler: During her assassination, Naonomi is sitting just around the corner from the hallway the player character is wandering down; as a result, when the Rabbit Killer opens fire, we only see her pointing her gun around the corner and firing two silenced shots, Naonomi's death being signified punctuated by the sound of her wineglass shattering.]]
1st Jul '16 10:21:04 AM AnotherEpicFail
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A Morninglight follower and former medical student, Alina was one of a group of fellow cultists and potential recruits taken on a spiritual retreat to the Carpathian Mountains by Adrian Zorlescu; following a car crash and a werewolf attack, the group was scattered across all three Transylvanian maps, with Alina ending up stranded in the Shadowy Forest. Not knowing the area, unable to complete her work for the Morninglight and faltering in her beliefs anyway, she has decided to simply wait for death. Of course, in the meantime, she has a lot to say about the cult...

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A Morninglight follower and former medical student, Alina was one of a group of fellow cultists and potential recruits taken on a spiritual retreat to the Carpathian Mountains by Adrian Zorlescu; following Zorlescu. However, the Transylvania Morninglight have all fallen victim to a car crash cascade of disasters, and a werewolf attack, the group was scattered across all three Transylvanian maps, with Alina ending is no exception, having ended up stranded in the Shadowy Forest. Not knowing the area, unable to complete her work for the Morninglight and faltering in her beliefs anyway, she has decided to simply wait for death. Of course, in the meantime, she has a lot to say about the cult...



Leader of the Morninglight pilgrimage to the Carpathians, Adrian now resides in the mountain hunting lodge alongside Rada. Though currently without any mission to occupy his time, he is strongly implied to have been retrieving and smuggling magical artefacts out of Transylvania; crashing the group's car in the forest was part of a gambit to steal one such item from the local werewolf clan, using his fellow travellers as bait.

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Leader of the Morninglight pilgrimage to the Carpathians, Adrian now resides in the mountain hunting lodge alongside Rada. Though currently without any mission to occupy his time, he is strongly Strongly implied to have been retrieving and smuggling rare magical artefacts out of Transylvania; crashing Transylvania on behalf of the group's car in the forest was part of a gambit to steal one such item from the local werewolf clan, cult, he has no qualms about using his fellow travellers as bait.
pawns in his attempts to secure his cargo - though the hungry vampires gathering outside the lodge ensure that Zorlescu has no way of acquiring it.



* KickTheDog: During the mission "Six Feet Under," Adrian has left a note for a fellow cultist, providing instructions on what do with all the artefacts he was trying to smuggle out of the country; according to this note, the cultist was allow to punish Rada for any mistakes made in handling the cargo - with the postscript reading "maybe do that anyway, my little gift to you."

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* KickTheDog: During the mission "Six Feet Under," Adrian has left a note for a fellow cultist, providing instructions on what do with all the artefacts he was trying to smuggle out of the country; according to this note, the cultist was allow instructed to punish Rada for any mistakes made in handling the cargo - with the postscript reading "maybe do that anyway, my little gift to you."
18th Jun '16 9:07:13 PM AnotherEpicFail
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->''I complain a lot about the Council, and not always in a constructive way, but at the end of the day I ''do'' believe in it and what it's trying to do. I believe with all my heart the Council is needed and that it is possibly the only hope for the future - for ''a'' future. That's why it's so frustrating when we get mired down in pointless rhetoric and conflict again, and ''again'' and ''' ''again.'' '''

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->''I complain a lot about the Council, and not always in a constructive way, but at the end of the day I ''do'' believe in it and what it's trying to do. I believe with all my heart that the Council is needed and that it is possibly the only hope for the future - for ''a'' future. That's why it's so frustrating when we get mired down in pointless rhetoric and conflict again, and ''again'' and ''' ''again.'' '''



->''I was a convenient villain because I questioned their authority, questioned the very foundation of our society. They banished me because they feared me, feared my ideas; they feared what I could become - an end to their rule, a new beginning. But they made a terrible mistake by sending me away: I've been spreading the virus for a long, long time, and now... ''now,'' the infection is complete. What is it they say? "[[ArcWords Dark Days Are Coming]]"? But no, no... '''they're right here!''' ''

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->''I was a convenient villain because I questioned their authority, questioned the very foundation of our society. They banished me because they feared me, feared my ideas; they feared what I could become - an end to their rule, a new beginning. But they made a terrible mistake by sending me away: I've ->''I've been spreading the virus for a long, long time, and now... ''now,'' the infection is complete. What is it they say? "[[ArcWords Dark Days Are Coming]]"? But no, no... '''they're right here!''' ''



->''Morninglight are worse than vampires: they don't just suck you dry and let you go - that's too easy! They ''change'' you, empty out your mind and body, fill what's left of you with nightmares, strip you down until you're just a thing... and it's still not over. There's no release... only the changing.''

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->''Morninglight are worse than vampires: they don't just suck you dry and let you go - that's too easy! They ''change'' you, empty out your mind and body, fill what's left of you with nightmares, strip you down until you're just a thing... and it's still not over. There's no release... only ->''Nothing the changing.Morninglight touches has a beautiful death. That was my mistake. I believed their shit...''
26th May '16 12:34:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: An icy-cold platinum blonde thief, often found doing extremely shady things for extremely shady clients.



* BlondesAreEvil: True, it's clearly a bottle job, but there's no denying that it suits her sly demeanour down to the ground.
28th Dec '15 7:04:36 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* NotSoDifferent: In keeping with its self-image as a just and impartial governing body, the Council likes to avoid the usual array of "[[NecessaryEvil necessary cruelties]]," [[PlayingWithSyringes mad science fiascos]] and [[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste conflict profiteering]] utilized by the other secret societies... right up until the Halloween 2015 mission, when it's reveals that [[spoiler: they ruthlessly exploited the events of ''The Park'' to recruit Lorraine while she was still mourning for Callum, forcibly bonded her to one of the Bees, and subjected her near-constant MindRape as a result of the Bee's attempts to protest its imprisonment. For good measure, Lorraine was already borderline-suicidal when the Council got a hold of her: by the time they were done with her, she wanted nothing more than to kill herself... but thanks to the Bee, ''she couldn't.'']]

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* NotSoDifferent: In keeping with its self-image as a just and impartial governing body, the Council likes to avoid the usual array of "[[NecessaryEvil necessary cruelties]]," [[PlayingWithSyringes mad science fiascos]] and [[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste conflict profiteering]] utilized by the other secret societies... right up until the Halloween 2015 mission, when it's reveals revealed that [[spoiler: they ruthlessly exploited the events of ''The Park'' to recruit Lorraine while she was still mourning for Callum, forcibly bonded her to one of the Bees, and subjected her near-constant MindRape as a result of the Bee's attempts to protest its imprisonment. For good measure, Lorraine was already borderline-suicidal when the Council got a hold of her: by the time they were done with her, she wanted nothing more than to kill herself... but thanks to the Bee, ''she couldn't.'']]


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* NotAfraidOfYouAnymore: [[spoiler: After spending the last Issue as a virtual slave to his Phoenician blackmailers, Arturo finally manages to shake off his fear and despair upon discovering that Sarah is still alive in Kaidan; for good measure, after opening the way to Tokyo for you, he gets one last phone call from the Phoenicians - allowing him to NoSell their threats once and for all.]]
--> No. I will hold them back no longer. They are coming for you. They are ready: the time you imposed has sharpened the knives that will be at your throat. ''You have no more power over me.'' In vinculis etiam audax. (hangs up)
28th Dec '15 6:46:50 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* KingOfBeasts: The Council's official logo is the Lion of St. Mark crossed with a sword, symbolizing both the Council's home in Venice and its (apparent)position of supremacy among the factions of the Secret World. This particular [[AnimalMotifs Animal Motif]] isn't limited to the logo, being used to refer to situations concerning the Council or its authority, such as the mission "A Lion In The Streets" or Arturo's remark that the Council stands "under the aegis of the lion's wings."

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* KingOfBeasts: The Council's official logo is the Lion of St. Mark crossed with a sword, symbolizing both the Council's home in Venice and its (apparent)position (apparent) position of supremacy among the factions of the Secret World. This particular [[AnimalMotifs Animal Motif]] isn't limited to the logo, being used to refer to situations concerning the Council or its authority, such as the mission "A Lion In The Streets" or Arturo's remark that the Council stands "under the aegis of the lion's wings."



* NotSoDifferent: In keeping with its self-image as a just and impartial governing body, the Council likes to avoid the usual array of "[[NecessaryEvil necessary cruelties]]," [[PlayingWithSyringes mad science fiascos]] and [[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste conflict profiteering]] utilized by the other secret societies... right up until the Halloween 2015 mission, when it's reveals that [[spoiler: they ruthlessly exploited the events of ''The Park'' to recruit Lorraine while she was still mourning for Callum, forcibly bonded her to one of the Bees, and subjected her near-constant MindRape as a result of the Bee's attempts to protest its imprisonment. For good measure, Lorraine was already borderline-suicidal when the Council got a hold of her: by the time they were done with her, she wanted nothing more than to kill herself... but thanks to the Bee, ''she couldn't.'']]



* BeleagueredBureaucrat: It's obvious from his very first scene that he has far too much on his plate already, and the helpings are only getting harder to digest with every sitting. In short order, he has to keep the Council democracy from going in suicidal directions, deal with the matter of your certification, [[spoiler: appease the Phoenicians and continue his attempts to track down Sarah]]; no easy task.

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* BeleagueredBureaucrat: It's obvious from his very first scene that he has far too much on his plate already, and the helpings are only getting harder to digest with every sitting. In short order, he has to keep the Council democracy from going in suicidal directions, deal with the matter of your certification, [[spoiler: appease the Phoenicians Phoenicians]] and continue his attempts to track down Sarah]]; Sarah; no easy task.



* DespairSpeech: A good deal of his dialogue options are really some variation of this. For example, when asked about himself, he instead hints that he despises himself; when asked about Tokyo, he notes how it currently stands as a monument to his failure to act when he had the chance; when asked about one of the factions, he'll talk about how they ''could'' save the world, but won't.

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* DespairSpeech: A good deal of his dialogue options are really some variation of this. For example, when asked about himself, he instead provides a longwinded speech about aging that not-so-subtly hints that he despises has come to despise himself; when asked about Tokyo, he notes how it currently stands as a monument to his failure to act when he had the chance; when asked about one of the factions, he'll talk about how they ''could'' save the world, but won't.
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